Thomas Day (c.1635 - 1711) MP

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Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut
Death: Died in Springfield, Massachusetts
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Thomas Day (1639 - 1711) Thomas Day was the son of Robert Day (1604 - 1648). He was born in Hartford around 1639 and moved to Springfield, MA with his mother, Edith Stebbins Day, after she married Elizur Holyoke some time after 1659. His first wife had been Mary Pynchon. See Early Springfield, Massachusetts section for more on Elizur. Thomas Day married Sarah Cooper on Oct. 27, 1659. Her father, Lt. Thomas Cooper, was killed when Indians burned down the town. Lt. Thomas Cooper was on the first Springfield Board of Selectmen in 1644 and he was the Springfield Representative to the Massachusetts General Court in 1668. Thomas Day was appointed in 1700, with Luke Hitchcock, as fence viewer on the South side of the Aguam. Sarah died on Nov. 21, 1726. Thomas Day died on Dec. 27, 1711, see will of May 29, 1711 on next page. They had ten children:

  1. Thomas was born on March 23, 1662, married Elizabeth Merrick on Jan. 28, 1685. In 1700 they moved to Colchester, CT where he died on Jan. 14, 1729. She died on Dec. 28, 1743. They had 8 children: Elizabeth (1687-), Thomas (1689-), Sarah (1691-), Ebenezer (1694-), Jonathan (1697-1721), Deborah (1699-), Nathan (1701-), Samuel (1704-).
  2. Sarah was born on June 14, 1664, married John Burr on Feb. 21, 1683.
  3. Mary was born on Dec. 15, 1666, married John Merrick on Feb. 11, 1687. John was on the Springfield Board of Selectmen in 1705, 1707, and 1709.
  4. John was born on Feb. 20, 1669 and died on Aug. 6, 1670.
  5. Samuel was born on May 20, 1671, married Mary Dumberton on July 22, 1697. He was a Selectman in 1717 and 1719 and Rep. to the Mass General Court in 1726-1729. Samuel died on Oct. 19, 1729 in Springfield and she died on May 17, 1759. They had 8 children: Samuel (1698-), Josiah (1701-), Mary (1703), Lydia (1706-), Thomas (1708-), Mary (1711-), Abigail (1713-), Aaron (1715-).
  6. John was born on Sept. 29, 1673, married Mary Smith on Mar. 10, 1697, they had 10 children: John (1698-), Hezekiah (1700-), Joseph (1703-), Mary (1706-), Sarah (1708-) Benjamin (1710-), Rebecca (1713-), William (1715-), Elizabeth (1718-), Thankful (1721-). He later married the widow Hannah Kent.*
  7. Ebenezer was born on Feb. 18, 1676 and died on June 12, 1676.
  8. Ebenezer was born on Sept. 5, 1677 and died on Sept. 1, 1763 in Springfield. He married Mercy Hitchcock on April 18, 1700 and they had 11 children: Ebenezer (1701-), Mercy (1703-), Luke (1706-), Sarah (1709-), Thankful (1711-), Editha (1715-), Miriam (1718-), Timothy* (1720-), Caleb* (1723-), Eleanor* (1725-).
  9. Jonathan was born on Aug. 8, 1680, married Mercy Burt on Dec. 2, 1709 died July 10, 1712. In 1703 he was chosen, with Thomas Bliss and Lamb Colley, to be “Surveiors of the high waves.” His widow married John Moore of Kingstown, MA. Jonathan and Mercy had two children: Mercy (1710-), Jonathan (1712-).
  10. Abigail was born in 1683 and married Samuel Warner on Feb. 18, 1703. She then married Thomas Miller in 1726. She died on Oct. 6, 1747.

From "The descendants of John Porter of Windsor, Conn. 1635-9" By Henry Porter Andrews Published by G.W. Ball, printer, 1893

Robert Day came from Ipswich. England, in the ship "Elizabeth," with his wife Mary; removed with Thomas Hooker and that company to Hartford, Conn., in 1636. He married Editha Stebbins, who came from England with her brother Edward Stebbins to Cambridge, Mass., in 1633, and removed to Hartford, Conn. Robert Day died , 1643.

Second Generation, Thomas Day, born , married October 27, 1659 Sarah Cooper, born in England, daughter of Lieut. THOMAS COOPER, who came from England in the ship "Christian," in 1635; removed to Springfield, Mass., and was killed by Indians October 5. 1675. Thomas Day died December 27, 1711. Mrs. Sarah Day died November 21, 1726.

Third Generation, Thomas Day, born November —, 1662. married Elisabeth Merrick.

(Thomas Merrick came from England to Roxbury. Mass., in 1636; removed to Hartford, Conn., in 1638 ; thence to Springfield. Mass. He married (second wife) 1653, Elizabeth Tilley, daughter of William Tilley, from England in the ship "Abigail," in 1635, with his wife Alice.

Second Generation, Elizabeth Merrick, born , 1661, married Thomas Day. Thomas Day removed to Colchester, Conn., about 1705, where he died.

The lineage of this family is traced back to Thomas Day, who resided at West Springfield, Massachusetts. He died December 27, 1711. He married Sarah, daughter of Thomas Cooper, born in 1619, died October 27, 1675. Thomas Cooper was a lieutenant and commanded Brookfield, Massachusetts, forces. He was killed at the burning of Springfield, Massachusetts. Mrs. Day died November 21, 1726. (from New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the achievements of her people in the making of commonwealths and the founding of a nation By William Richard Cutter Published by Lewis historical publishing company, 1914)

THOMAS DAY.

Thomas Day, son of Robert Day of Hartford, married Sarah COOPER, daughter of Lieut. Thomas Cooper, who was born before her father came to Springfield. He died December 27, 1711, and his widow died November 21, 1726. Their children were:--

  • Thomas, b. March 23, 1662, m. Elizabeth MERRICK.
  • Sarah, b. January 14, 1664, m. John BURT.
  • Mary, b. December 15, 1666, m. John MERRICK.
  • John, b. February 20, 1668, d. August 6, 1670.
  • Samuel, b. May 20, 1671, m. Marah DUMBLETON.
  • John, b. September 20, 1673, m. Marah SMITH and Widow Hannah KENT.
  • Ebenezer, b. February 18, 1675, d. June 12, 1676.
  • Ebenezer, b. September 5, 1677, m. Mercy HITCHCOCK.
  • Jonathan, b. August 8, 1680, m. Mercy BURT.
  • Abigail, b. 1683, m. Samuel WARRINGER.

-------------------- Children: John Day, Thomas Day, Sarah Day, Mary Day, Samuel Day, Ebenezer Day, Abigail Day, Jonathan Day

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Thomas Day's Timeline

1635
1635
Hartford, Connecticut
1659
October 27, 1659
Age 24
Springfield, Berkshire, MA
1662
March 23, 1662
Age 27
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
1664
June 14, 1664
Age 29
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
1666
December 15, 1666
Age 31
Springfield, Hampden Co., MA
1671
May 20, 1671
Age 36
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
1673
September 20, 1673
Age 38
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
1676
September 24, 1676
Age 41
Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States
1677
September 5, 1677
Age 42
Springfield, Massachusetts
1680
August 8, 1680
Age 45