Abraham Day

Brief Life History of Abraham

When Abraham Day was born on 24 September 1817, in Winhall, Bennington, Vermont, United States, his father, Abraham Day, was 45 and his mother, Hannah Sawyer, was 31. He married Elmira Bulkley on 16 June 1838, in Rutland Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1846. His occupation is listed as farmer, millwright, lumberman, inventor, carpenter and mayor of either springville or mt. pleasant, utah in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States. He died on 28 April 1900, in Lawrence, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Lawrence Cemetery, Lawrence, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Day
Elmira Bulkley
Marriage: 16 June 1838
Joseph Smith Day
Malinda Ann Day
Harriatt June Day
Amelia Day
Almira Jeanette Day
Ezra Jonah Day
Juliett Day
Alice Day
Abraham Nelson Day
Laura Anna Day
Ira Alfred Day
Edwin Summers Day
Ella Geneva Day
Albert Arlington Day

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  • Abraham Day, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abraham Day, "United States Mormon Battalion Pension Applications, 1846-1923"
  • Abraham Day, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English day(e), dey(e) ‘dairyman or dairymaid’. Originally used only of women, it was later used of men with the sense ‘man in charge of the dairy cattle’. This is probably the most common source of the surname.

English: from the Middle English personal name Day(e) or Dey. In western England this is probably a pet form of David , but in northern England and perhaps elsewhere also it is a late Middle English variant of Daw, a pet form of Ralph (see Daw , Dakin ).

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh (see O'Dea ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Abraham Day III follows the Prophet

Robert Day born in 1605 in England, married Mary and then moved to America in 1634. So, this makes my mother’s family living in the United States for a very long time. My great-great grandfather Abra …

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