William Day (1780 - 1852)

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Place of Burial: Day Cemetery, St. Helena, Louisiana, United States
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Death: Died in St. Helena Parish, St. Helena, Louisiana, United States
Managed by: James D Roberts
Last Updated:

About William Day

Source 1:

The Genealogical "Poole", by John H. Poole, Jr. and

To: Yahweh's People on His Ancient Path. Updated: 2010-10-02 00:19:32

Contact: John

Email: rjpoole1@jumo.com or gls_tender@yahoo.com

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pettypoole_clan&id=I81475

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Allie Ernest MCCLURE , Sr. anc 3169401.FTW]

Contact Sharon Devine

sharondevine@earthlink.net

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ID: I00305

Name: William DAY , Sr.

Sex: M

Birth: 1780 in Virginia

Death: 22 APR 1852 in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana

Burial: St. Helena Parish, Louisiana

Event: Census 1850 25 JUL 1850 Louisiana, St. Helena Parish, Eastern District - pg. 178B - #29/29 1

Note:

The American State Papers say that Thomas Day and William Day took out Spanish headrights of land in St. Helena at the same time - about 1802. William settled on on a Spanish Headright about one-fourth mile from where Day's Church was built. His brother Thomas took out a Spanish Headright in the northern part of the parish east of Tickfaw River. William accumulated quite a number of slaves. Some of these slaves, under the leadership of "Daws," one of his slaves who was quite a skilled workman, did much of the building of the old or original Day's church. This old church continued to be used until 1908

"Aunt Sweet" Travis said "the brothers came on pack horses from Carolina, and brought a negro girl with them. They settled here when these woods were all canes and brushes. They had a lot of land. Pa got some of it."

Wm. Day & Dicy Cross came from Carolina to the old Tom Day place and had an old hewn log house in a field near Burke Allen's store. It was boxed up with a thing on top to shoot out of for protection, back when neighbors were far and few.

William Day came to St. Helena Parish ca 1802 with his brother Thomas Day. He was 70 in the 1850 Census household #29, so he was born ca. 1780 in Virginia, He died in St. Helena Parish 1852 with his estate papers showing extensive holdings east and west of Tickfaw River. Items listed included 69 slaves, 70 cattle, 6 oxen, 124 sheep, 12 mules, 1 race mare, 8 horses, 300 hogs, 7 goats, 1 jackass, geese, turkeys, ducks, pea fowls, 3 cow bells, 22 Charis, 8 spinning wheels, 7 beds, 1 trundle, harness, loom watch, single and double shot guns, pistol, fodder, oats, peas, rice, wool, bee hives, whiskey, salt, molasses, flour, tobacco, bacon lard, a homestead site of 640 acres which included a Sawhill and grist mill with stones on the west side of Tickfaw and a store in 1852 occupied by James Tate. Abraham Frazier was overseer in 1850, born North Carolina.

The first record of Day's Church found is that of the deed to the land occupied by the church. The record shows that on August 15, 1837, William Day and Wife, Nancy Deborah (Dicy) Day donated 2 acres of land to the Day's Camp Ground to be used for a Methodist Church. This deed was made before Samuel Leonard, who was Parish Judge at that time. The trustees who received the land for the church were: William Venable, L.N. Viers, Jefferson Lea, James Newsom, and William Sharbout. Witnesses to the transfer were Enoch Talley, Joseph Bridges and Thomas Newsom.

All of the above was taken from Thru the Years by Irene Reid Morris - 1965

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Birth: 1780 in Virginia 1 2 3 4

Death: 22 APR 1852 in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana 1 2 3 4

Burial: St. Helena Parish, Louisiana 1 2 3 4

Event: Census 1850 25 JUL 1850 Louisiana, St. Helena Parish, Eastern District - pg. 178B - #29/29 5 1 2 3 4

Father: Thomas DAY b: ABT 1742 in Bedford, Virginia

Mother: Ann (UNKNOWN) b: ABT 1749 in Virginia

Marriage 1 Dicey CROSS b: FEB 1774 in York County, Virginia

Married: 1798 in Burke County, North Carolina 2 4

Children

1. Nancy DAY b: ABT 1799 in Virginia

2. Thomas William DAY b: ABT 1800 in Virginia

3. Elizabeth DAY b: ABT 1804 in Louisiana

4. William Harvey DAY b: ABT 1809 in Louisiana (South Carolina?)

Sources:

1. Abbrev: Allie Ernest MCCLURE , Sr. anc 3169401.FTW

Title: Allie Ernest MCCLURE , Sr. anc 3169401.FTW

Note:

Call number:

Text: Date of Import: Dec 31, 2005

2. Abbrev: 3318837 Johnny Edward KIRBY.FTW

Title: 3318837 Johnny Edward KIRBY.FTW

Note:

Call number:

Text: Date of Import: Nov 11, 2007

3. Abbrev: elinor m. ella allen anc 3321607.FTW

Title: elinor m. ella allen anc 3321607.FTW

Note:

Call number:

Text: Date of Import: Dec 23, 2007

4. Abbrev: GEDCOM file imported on 1 Mar 2008

Title: GEDCOM file submitted by R J Poole, rjpoole1@juno.com. Created on 23 FEB 2008. Imported on 1 Mar 2008.EB 2008. Imported on 1 Mar 2008.

Abbrev: 1850 U.S. Census researched by Tom W. Devine

Title: 1850 U.S. Census researched by Tom W. Devine

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Source 2: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=AHN&db=drycreekla2001&id=I11983

Dry Creek, LA 2003

Contact: Kathy Miller mill8703@bellsouth.net

ID: I11983

Name: William Day

Sex: M

Birth: 1780 in ,Virginia, USA

Death: 22 APR 1852 in ,St Helena, Louisiana, USA

Father: Thomas Day b: 1755 in ,Virginia, USA

Mother: Elizabeth Anne Nelson

Marriage 1 Lydia Holden

Marriage 2 Dycy Cross

Children

Nancy Day
Elizabeth Day b: 1796 in ,Burke, North Carolina, USA
Harvey Day b: 1801
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Source 3:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=j-reeder&id=I65549

Preachers, Farmers, Tinkers, and Kings

Contact: Jennifer Reeder

Email: Jennifer.Reeder@gmail.co

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ID: I65549

Name: William Day

Given Name: William

Surname: Day

Sex: M

Birth: 1780 in VA

Death: 22 Apr 1852 in St. Helena Parish, LA

_UID: 789D5E95644A4188A4CB49B913B2B776E2DE

Change Date: 07 Oct 2007 at 08:26

Father: Thomas Day b: Abt 1755 in Bedford Co., VA

Mother: Elizabeth Anne Nelson b: Abt 1755

Marriage 1 Lydia Holden Pearson b: Abt 1782 in VA

Married:

Change Date: 23 Oct 2007

Marriage 2 Dicey Cross b: Feb 1774 in York Co., VA

Married:

Change Date: 23 Oct 2007

Children

Harvey Day b: 1801
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William Day Sr.'s Timeline

1780
1780
Virginia, United States
1796
1796
Age 16
Burke, North Carolina, United States
1799
1799
Age 19
VA, USA
1809
1809
Age 29
1816
June 27, 1816
Age 36
St. Helena, Louisiana, United States
1852
April 22, 1852
Age 72
St. Helena Parish, St. Helena, Louisiana, United States
????
Virginia, United States
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