Jack Day

Jack Day

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Rev. Dr. Jack H. Day
Born 1940s.
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Categories: Chocolate Needed | 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
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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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Fountain Pen
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

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

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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.

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On 5 Feb 2019 at 15:04 GMT Hugh Barnes wrote:

None of you monitor the Barnes news feed. Recently a change was made to the James Barnes, Sr. making newly created profile Abraham Barnes his father. This action was remanded the same day but the change was not made on the James Barnes, Sr. profile. I descend from James Barnes, Sr. but only indirectly and by no means consider myself an expert on the line. The experts are Dr. Larry Bowling, admin if the Barnes Y-DNA who descends from that line [[Day-1904|Jack Day}} and Dave McDougle. There have been numerous recent change to many in this line. I hope you will work together to make sure they are accurate.

On 28 Nov 2018 at 18:09 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:


You've been added as manager of Ms. St-Clair.


On 12 Nov 2018 at 02:58 GMT Dennis Simpson wrote:

Jack regarding John Alexander of Ayrshire County, Scotland who settled in Raphoe, County, Ireland and John MacAlexander of Sterling, Scotland. Several researchers come to the conclusion they were two different people and over the centuries combined into one person. Burke's Peerage never provided good sources to prove which John Alexander settled in Eredy, which later became known as Raphoe, where at least Andrew, James, Joseph, and Samuel Alexander (brothers) were supposedly born.

The known brothers were sons of William Alexander and grandsons of John Alexander and proven to be related by DNA. William Alexander Jr., supposedly thought to be a brother, was proven by DNA not to be related. The other two Alexanders thought to also be brothers, John and Francis have no descendants to submit their DNA to prove if they were brothers or not. Elizabeth who married Matthew Wallace and Jane who married John McKnitt, Sr., may possibly have been sisters to the four known brothers, but it is difficult to know for sure at this time.

Helen Smith, myself, Jack Wells and William Alexander (the latter two now deceased) have worked on the Alexander's for numerous years. We came to the conclusion that John Alexander (1587-1665) the father of William Alexander (1614-1668) and the grandfather of Andrew, James, Joseph and Samuel was not related in any way to the MacAllister Clan. The reason being, the MacAllister's as well as the MacAlexander's were Catholic, Highlander's closely related to the Irish. The four brothers, and their father and grandfather were Presbyterians by faith and were related to the English by blood came from Ayrshire, Scotland. They were known as Lowlander's.

The names you provided in your research children of Andrew and I believe you mentioned Capt. John Alexander I have seen records on, but did not include them with the Alexander's in my records. The reason being is I am not positively sure they are of the same family, but it appears they seem to be, considering where they were born and their religious affiliation with the Presbyterian faith. What is perplexing to me personally, is why did Capt. John Alexander have MacAllister's coat of arms on his gravestone?

We Helen, Jack, Bill and I noted that the Augusta County, Virginia Alexanders and the Cecil County, Maryland Alexanders were not related. They are two separate families. The Cecil County, Maryland Alexander's later moved to Mecklenburg County, North Carolina where several of the family members signed the Mecklenburg County Declaration of Independence. Many stayed in North Carolina while others moved westward into Tennessee. US Senator Lamar Alexander is a descendant of Frances Alexander son of John Alexander (1733-1814), grandson of Francis Alexander (1693-1760) by Jane Blair and great-grandson of the above mentioned Samuel Alexander (1657-1733) immigrant who first settled in Pocomoke, Maryland who married Mary Taylor, daughter of Elias Taylor and Comfort Anderson.

My stepfather, Arthur Marcus Simpson who adopted me as a baby is a descendant of Hannah Alexander who married William Dewoody. She was a sister of Frances Alexander, and daughter of John Alexander (1733-1814) by Agnes Craighead, niece of Rev. Alexander Craighead, known as the father of the Mecklenburg County Declaration of Independence.

Lord Cunningham was forbidden by law to transport people of the Catholic faith to his land in County Donegal. However, it is clear he was friends with William Alexander "Lord Sterling," they may have been related by marriage, but the relationship is not clear. This William Alexander had no reason to be transported as he was Lord Sterling very well to do. The Augusta County, Virginia Alexanders seem to be related to Lord Sterling's family.

You may have come across Sarah Colton book which she combined the two William Alexander's into one man. She refuses to cite her sources, and appears more interested in making money from her book sales, than true detective work in proving her genealogical records.

I always say their is no truth without the proof.

On 12 Nov 2018 at 02:22 GMT Dennis Simpson wrote:

Hi Jack, thank you for your question regarding Mary (Alexander) Craig Lowery. The source that I have is the will of her brother, Martin Alexander who list her. Also my book, "Simpson and Allied Families," (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press Inc., 1985) p. 189.

You will notice numerous researchers in Ancestry show a grave marking Mary the wife of Thomas Craig, buried in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. My question is how could she be the wife of Thomas Craig when she was married as her last husband to a Mr. Lowery? The date and place of her death is not known. I would haphazard a guess and say she and Mr. Lowery were probably buried in Cecil County, Maryland in an unmarked grave.

Other sources: "Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families from the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine," Volume II: Hinman-Sotcher p. 215. (In note 19, Mrs. Pettigrew's Nephew Newton Brightwell II is my paternal cousin, whom I personally knew and helped. He also worked on the Alexander family. He mentioned, Worth S. Ray, "Tennessee Cousins," and Alice Norris Parran, "Register of Maryland's Heraldic Families," showed ambiguous statements, later to be proven incorrect. See "Dewoody Records," by Newton E. Brightwell, II, (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 1989), pp. 127-140.

On 3 Nov 2018 at 15:13 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Hi Jack ,

It's been a year since the England Project was re-ignited. Thank you for being part of this exciting journey!

We really appreciate all your contributions and hard work :)

We would love some feedback from you please. :)

Are you happy contributing with the team you are on, or would you like a change, or even add to another team?

If you are not already on a team, which one would you like to be on?

If you are not sure what is available, just ask, we are here to help :)

Are you still happy contributing to the England Project?

Please PM me through my profile and let me know how you are doing :)

Thank you :)

Wendy Leader England Project.

On 27 Oct 2018 at 11:58 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

I've tried to use in-line citations in your version of Dru. I obviously use more attributions and discussions about sources within the text itself, which not only helps explain the uncertainties but I believe also justifies not putting the same footnote on every item in a list which is based on one short passage in one primary document. (E.g. "Document X claims the following are the children" instead of "Children are as follows", and then a list with the same footnote on every item.)

On 27 Oct 2018 at 11:38 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

Hi Jack, Re Ballons I think Darlene is going to be a while (I heard from another merge discussion). Anyway no rush on the merge as long as we are under way. I am just continuing to propose merges and disconnects in the 11th century but mainly in order to get the roots right for the 12th century baronies. Dru is a good example BTW of how MEDLANDS works for both better and worse. Also I see the article as an example of one we can shorten a bit by not citing all name variants on Wikipedia and not making the same footnote repeat throughout a list when we can identify at the top.

On 16 Oct 2018 at 08:19 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:


Have just posted a question regarding a dubious line apparently linked to the Holy Grail/Davidic/Rennes-le-Château theories. Is this something you are familiar with and would you like to take a look? https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/702236/dubious-medieval-lineage-payne-payens


On 11 Oct 2018 at 15:48 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:


I've re-revamped Farahild so now she is basically like she was before, except I've bulleted the excess Sources headings and removed the "Could not parse last name" sentence (the last name that could not be parsed is spelled out anyway). Hope that works.

On 10 Oct 2018 at 05:49 GMT Maggie Andersson wrote:

Hi Jack, I saw you made edits to Amali-4 which I must adopted by mistake. Would you be interested to take over the profile instead of me orphaning it?

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