Jack Day

Jack Day

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Rev. Dr. Jack H. Day
Born 1940s.
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Profile last modified | Created 3 Feb 2013 | Last significant change: 11 Sep 2018
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Categories: Project Indonesia Profiles | United States Army, Vietnam War | En | Fr-1 | Baltimore-Washington Conference United Methodist Ministers | Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery, Browningsville, Maryland | Bronze Star Medal | Categorization Project | Day-1904 | Day-1904 Temporary Euroaristo Project | First Families of Maryland | Indonesia Project | Jack Day In Process | King Arthur Legends Project | Llangollen, Wales | Legendary Ancestry of Vortigern | Maiden's Choice Land Grant | Military Chaplains | Profile Improvement Project | Providence, Province of Maryland | Providence United Methodist Church, Towson, Maryland | Retaking of Northeast Wales | 4th Infantry Division, United States Army, Vietnam War.

Jack Day is from or was associated with Indonesia
Join: Indonesia Project
Jack Day is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Army 1967-1970 as a Chaplain in the rank of Captain
He served at Fort Eustis, VA, 4th Infantry Division, Vietnam, Fort Lee, VA. He then served as chaplain for the 115th Evacuation Hospital of the District of Columbia National Guard.
Rev. Dr. Jack Day served in the United States Army in the Vietnam War
Service started: 1967 (Commissioned)
Unit(s): First Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
Service ended: 1971
This user is a native speaker of English.
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Jack has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.

Descendant of Robert Harrington of Watertown

I've created a "personal project" for this that others are welcome to join: Sampson Waring Ancestors Project (August 15, 2018).



Current Priorities and Projects on WikiTree

I am tracking my own ancestral lines at Space: Jack Day's Ahnentafels.

My general research focus is colonial Maryland families, with a focus, of course, on the ones I descend from. My ideal is to develop detailed, well-sourced profiles.

I'm also a sucker for any potential lines back to Charlemagne. I've now disproved more than 3 lines back to Charlemagne.

  • Magna Carta Project. I value the rigor of the Magna Carta project and appreciate the chance to document early English nobility.

Personal Priorities

  • Welsh Ancestry reaching back from Sampson Waring of Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
  • Bealls of Maryland, focusing at the moment on Alexander Beall, b. 1621 and Margaret Ramsey.
  • Warings of Shrewsbury, focusing at the moment on Richard Waryng, b. 1547
  • Widmerpoles of Windmerpool, Nottinghamshire, England.
  • John Norwood of Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Genealogy Publications

  • The Story of the Maryland Walker Family, 1957 (15 pages, mimeographed). Available at Library of Congress and Montgomery County (Maryland) Historical Society.
  • James Day of Browningsville and His Descendants: A Maryland Family. Columbia, Maryland, 1976. Softcover. Out of print, but several hundred copies in circulation.
  • Three Sisters Went West: An Essay. http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Space:Three_Sisters_Went_West:_An_Essay&public=1

Available Databases

As a lifelong genealogist, I've developed "databases" of a pre-1800 information on a number of Maryland families. These databases are in MS Word files. They arrange bits and groups of bits of information according to the actual or guessed birth date of an individual, so that contemporaries are grouped together. There are footnotes giving source wherever possible. These databases aren't perfect, of course, but they often contain more information than one can find elsewhere in one place. I'm glad to share these databases with anyone who agrees not to post them intact on the internet -- they contain some coding (such as G in front of a date to indicate it's an educated guess) that would not make sense out of context! But I'd be delighted if anything I've done contributes to enhancing the profiles you work on for WikiTree. So just send me a note! Here are the family names for which I have databases. The focus is on Maryland families before 1800.




My father's family came from upper Montgomery County, Maryland, and many trace back to colonial Maryland. My mother's family came from upper New York State and trace back to New England. My sister is a member of the DAR and other lineage societies. I have joined First Families of Maryland.

Cousins on WikiTree

I've re-arranged the list of my cousins on WikiTree in order of their closeness!

Relationship to Presidents

5th to 9th cousins

10th to 14th cousins

15th to 19th cousins

20th to 24th cousins

No Relationship Found -- Yet

  • 2. John Adams, 1767-1848. No relationship. September 2016, Jan 2017: 17th cousins, 5 times removed. Common ancestor: Hugh le Despencer via Norwoods. July 2017 -- No relationship. June 2018 -- still no relationship.
  • 7. Andrew Jackson, Jr. 1767-1845. No relationship. July 2017 No relationship.
  • 8. Martin Van Buren. 1782-1862. No relationship. July 2017 No relationshop.
  • 25. William McKinley - 1843-1901. July 2017: No relationship.
  • 28. Thomas Woodrow Wilson - 1856-1924. July 2017. No relationship.
  • 34. Dwight David Eisenhower - 23rd cousins. Common ancestor: Common Ancestor, Llywelyn ap Iorwerth. July 2017: No relationship.
  • 45. Donald Trump. No common ancestor. July 2017: same.

June 2018 -- Trump is Living, cannot calculate.

Relationships to Other Notables


United Methodist Pastor living in Catonsville, Maryland. Married, two children (one living), 8 grandchildren. Career has involved roles including:


BA, History, Western Maryland (now McDaniel) College, Westminster, Maryland, 1963.
M. Div, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D. C. 1967.
Master of Public Health, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, 1987.
Doctor of Ministry, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., 2010.


  • Chaplain, 4th Infantry Division, Vietnam
  • Pastor of United Methodist Churches, currently Providence UMC, Towson, MD
  • Coordinator of Council of Family Planning Agencies
  • Manager of health-related projects for several US government contracts
  • Deputy Director for Management Services at a hospital in Saudi Arabia
  • Chief Administrative Officer for a partnership of community health centers
  • Program Director, Health and Wholeness, and currently Consultant, Health Care Advocacy, for United Methodist Board of Church and Society, Washington, DC

What a Public Search Reveals!

Everything here is apparently public information, which anyone can search for and find on the internet! Space: Public Records on Jackson Day

Working Spaces

Current Family To Do List


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Special interest in Religious Professionals and Asian categories. Now Coordinating Categorization Project.
I have a line going from Shrewsbury back into Wales. They all tie together, but how much is fact and how much is legend?
One of these days I'll prove I descend from Charlemagne!
Working on Indonesia profiles
Love getting a whole trail perfected in so far as data allow. Especially like trails ending in Maryland Gateway Ancestors.
My family roots are deep in Maryland. I'm particularly interested in the first families of the 1600s.
In addition to my own ancestors in Shropshire and Wales, I am fascinated by medieval and ancient history and what can actually be learned about specific individuals and families.
Anytime I am involved with a profile I try to add full research, completed bio and inline sources.
Special interest in Proprietary Maryland -- 1634-1689.

DNA Tested
Jack Day's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Jack or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Jack:

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On 10 Aug 2018 at 23:50 GMT Richard Ragland Esq. wrote:

No problema, Jack. Tnx.

Cordially, Dick Ragland

On 2 Aug 2018 at 08:18 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Decided to go with Aasa Eysteinsdottir. I've left my reasoning on the profile. Then I'll try to sort out Eystein the Severe who is not recorded with named parents (except on Wikitree). Hope this works.

On 2 Aug 2018 at 06:15 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Hi, Jack. Yes, I have Snorri. Thought I'd start with the Ynglinga Saga but it feels like swimming in treacle at the moment. Yes I will take any profiles you'd rather be rid of. There's another question from you about the merge of Dag of Westmare's wives. I'll go see what I think and get back to you. C

On 1 Aug 2018 at 02:01 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Jack, you saw the newly published pages, I assume? And I assume you are sticking with the project? :-) I'm messaging everyone today and tomorrow, and Steven Harris is helping. Going well so far. Take care,


On 21 Jul 2018 at 16:23 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Jack, Congratulations. By writing and improving 10 biographies in the Biography Builders Challenge, you qualified to display our Achievement Sticker. Just add
Fountain Pen
Jack has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
to your profile. Keep up the good work.

Thanks, Bob

On 6 Jun 2018 at 16:17 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Hi Jack

You have received the England badge for being an active member of the England Project.

Thank you!!


On 20 May 2018 at 20:48 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Jack

Thank you for your email regarding my message

There has been a lot of chatter in the G2G on the GDPR changes and what it means here on wikitree.

The use of the estimate death date has been used a fair bit and the Estimated Date|Death surrounded by double { .

I have been ensuring that the about/uncertain but non-living is ticked on all the profiles I have edited

All profiles without a date will go unlisted as of the 25th May

G2G link to Chris original post is https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/601685/significant-privacy-related-changes-to-wikitree-for-gdpr?show=601685#q601685

Numerous other post on the topic

Thank you for getting back to me and hope the above information helps you understand my message


On 11 Apr 2018 at 22:46 GMT Helen (Coleman) Ford wrote:

Thank you for acting so swiftly Jack. I am probably the opposite and don't always follow my convictions. Now to work on his uncle ; also a supposed emigrant . I think he was dead (else his younger brother wouldn't have inherited.)

On 11 Apr 2018 at 17:39 GMT Helen (Coleman) Ford wrote:

Jack, can you have a look at my comments on Thomas Martin, the husband of your https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Day-1098

I don't see any evidence as to parentage . I keep encountering supposed emigrants at every twig of this family; one day I expect one will be right.

On 10 Apr 2018 at 00:40 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:


As Susie mentioned in our newsletter, one of us would check in to see how you are doing, so here I am :)

Firstly on behalf of us all, I would like to say a big thank you for all the hard work you are putting into the Project. Your work on Shropshire and advice on categories is greatly appreciated. We would love your feedback and input on what you would like to see happening within the project as we move forward.

Do you have anything special you would like to see in the project, or have ideas for things we can add into the project?

Please feel free to post your thoughts in our Google Group, or you can send me a PM, either will be great.

Thank You


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