Winston Day

31 July 1768–
Wilbraham, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Winston

When Winston Day was born on 31 July 1768, in Wilbraham, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel Day, was 25 and his mother, Lois Merrick, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Day
1743–1779
Lois Merrick
1743–1838
Samuel Day Jr
1764–1857
Roxanna Day
1766–1830
Winston Day
1768–
Liberty Day
1775–1855
Lois Day
1777–1837
Martha Day
1781–

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 8

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 8

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 32

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a pet form of David .2 English: from the Middle English personal name Day(e) or Dey(e), Old English Dæi, apparently from Old English dæg ‘day’, perhaps a short form of Old English personal names such as Dægberht and Dægmund. Reaney, however, points to the Middle English word day(e), dey(e) ‘dairy maid’, ‘(female) servant’ (from Old English dæge, cognate with Old Norse deigja ‘female servant’, ultimately from a root meaning ‘to knead’, and related to the word for dough), which he says came to be used for a servant of either sex.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh ( see O’Dea ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Winston Day, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Winston Day, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Winston Day in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988

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