Jackson Harvey Day

Jack Day

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Rev. Dr. Jack H. Day
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Rev. Dr. Jack Day served in the United States Army in the Vietnam War
Enlisted: 1967 (Commissioned)
Regiment/Unit: First Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
Discharged: 1971
Jack Day is from or was associated with Indonesia
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Descendant of Robert Harrington of Watertown


Biography: What a Public Search Reveals!

Everything here is apparently public information, which anyone can search for and find on the internet!

1942 Birth

Jackson Harvey Day was born 18 Mar 1942 in Alameda County, California. His mother's maiden name was Slayton. [1]

1951 Return to US

On 4 June 1951 Jackson H. Day, born California, age 9, arrived in New York on the Gripsholm, from Gothenburg, Sweden. [2]

1952 Departure from US

On 14 August 1952, Jackson H. Day, age 10, born Oakland, California, departed New York on the Soestdijk. [3]

1970 Divorce

On 25 March 1970 in Virginia, Jackson Harvey Day, born 18 March 1942, was divorced from Martha Ann Taylor, born 14 November 1942, ending a marriage that commenced 30 May 1964. [4]

1971 Marriage

On 13 November 1971 in Alexandria, Virginia, Jackson Harvey Day, born 18 March 1942, son of Jackson Wesley Day and Ruth Lydia Slayton, married Emily Ann Roberts, born 16 July 1946, daughter of James Winfield Roberts and Jewell Elizabeth Pollard. [5]

Current Priorities and Projects on WikiTree

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

  • Brenda Orr is my fifth cousin once removed; we're both descended from my mother's third great-grandfather Phineas Slayton.
  • Dennis Barton is my fourth cousin, with Peter Beyer, born 1760 in the Duchy of Wurttemburg, Holy Roman Empire, as our common ancestor. Peter Beyer migrated to Browningsville, Maryland, where the farm he started is still owned by his Walker descendants.
  • Skye Sonczalla Driggs is my fifth cousin, twice removed, with John D. Purdum as the common ancestor.
  • Paige Sgrignoli is my nineteenth cousin, twice removed, with Walter Bromley, born 1320 in Cheshire, England, as our common ancestor!

Relationship to Presidents

  • 1. George Washington, 1732-1799: 18th Cousin, 5 times removed. Common Ancestor, Llywelyn ap Iorwerth. September 2016, Jan 2017: 11th cousin, 9 times removed. July Common ancestor William Gascoigne IX, via Norwoods. July 2017 16th cousin, 7 times removed. Common ancestor Ralph Boteler
  • 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.
  • 3. Thomas jefferson, 1743-1826, 21st Cousin, twice removed. Common Ancestor, Llywelyn ap Iorwerth. January 2017: 11th cousins, 8 times removed. Colmmon ancestor: Roger Wentworth, via Norwoods. July 2017. 22nd cousins. Common ancestor: Willilam ap David
  • 4. James Madison, Jr, 1750-1836. 16th cousin, 4 times removed. Common Ancestor, Iorwerth Foel ap Iorwerth July 2017 20th cousins twice removed. Common ancestor: ]]Malpas-131|William ap David]]
  • 5. James Monroe, 1758-1831. 19th cousin, 4 times removed. Common Ancestor, Llywelyn ap Iorwerth Same in July 2017.
  • 6. John Quincy Adams. No relationship. July 2017: 15th cousins twice removed. Common ancestpr: Margaret Furneaux.
  • 7. Andrew Jackson, Jr. 1767-1845. No relationship. July 2017 No relationship.
  • 8. Martin Van Buren. 1782-1862. No relationship. July 2017 No relationshop.
  • 9. William Henry Harrison. 1773-1841. 17th cousin, 3 times removed. Common Ancestor, Llywelyn ap Iorwerth. Same July 2017.
  • 10. [[Tyler-150|John Tyler, 1790-1862. 14th cousins 5 times removed. Common ancestor: Thomas Mowbray de Mowbray Julyu 2017 18th cousins once removed. Common ancestor William Bromley
  • 11. James Polk, 1795-1849. 14th cousins 7 times removed. Common ancestor: John Plantagenet of Gaunt. July 2017: 15th cousins, 4 times removed. Common ancestor: John Longland
  • 12. Zachary Taylor, 1784-1850. 9th cousins 6 times removed. Common ancestor: Richard Lygon II July 2017: 8th cousins 4 times removed. Common ancestor: William John Hall
  • 13. Millard Fillmore, 1800-1874. 10th cousins 3 times removed. Common ancestor: Thomas Hosier Same in July 2017.
  • 14. Franklin Pierce, 1804-1869. Fifth cousins 5 times removed. Common ancestor: John Parker Same July 2017.
  • 15. James Buchanan, 1791-1868. 12th cousins, 9 times removed. Common ancestor: [[Plantagenet-66|John Plantagenet of Gaunt. JULY 2017: 18TH cousins, 5 times removed. Common ancestor: Llywelyn ap Iorwerth.
  • 16. Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865. 22nd Cousin, once removed. Common Ancestor, Llywelyn ap Iorwerth. Sept 4 2016, 12th cousins, 5 times removed. Common ancestor: Marmaduke Constable. July 2017: 19th cousins, twice removed. Common ancestor: [[Furneaux-31|Margaret Furneaux.
  • 17. Andrew Johnson, 1808-1875. 15th cousins, 5 times removed. Common ancestor William Gascoigne IX, via Norwoods. July 2017: 20th cousins, 3 times removed. Common ancestor: Ralph Boteler
  • 18. Ulysses S. Grant, 17th cousins, once removed. Common ancestor David DeMalpas, via Sampson Waring. July 2017: 15th cousins twice removed. Common ancestor; John Stapleton, Esq.
  • 19. Rutherford B. Hayes - Juily 2017: 20th cousins, twice removed. Common ancestor; William ap David
  • 20. James A. Garfield - July 2017: 15th cousins, four times removed. Common ancestor: John Longland
  • 21. Chester A. Arthur - July 2017: 19th cousins, four times removed. Common ancestor: Ralph Boteler
  • 22 and 24. Grover Cleveland - July 2017: 22nd cousins. Common ancestor: William ap David
  • 23. Benjamin Harrison. 1833-1901. Jujly 201: 19th cousins, once removed. Common ancestor is Iorwerth Foel ap Iorwerth
  • 25. William McKinley - 1843-1901. July 2017: No relationship.
  • 26. Theodore Roosevelt - 1858-1919. July 2017: 22nd cousins. Common ancestor: William ap David
  • 27. William Howard Taft - 1857-1930. July 2017. 15th cousins, twice removed. Common ancestor; John Stapleton, Esq.
  • 28. Thomas Woodrow Wilson - 1856-1924. July 2017. No relationship.
  • 29. Warren G. Harding - 1865-1923. July 2017. 21st cousins, twice removed. Common ancestor: Ralph Boteler
  • 30. John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. - 1872-1933. July 2017. 7th Cousins, Once removed. Common ancestor: John Harrington
  • 31. Hebert Clark Hoover - 17th cousins, once removed. Common ancestor: Isabel (Mowbray) Berkeley
  • 32. Franklin Delano Roosevelt - 16th cousins, twice removed. Common Ancestor: John Giffard. July 2017: 12th cousins, 5 times removed. Common AncestorJohn Bird
  • 33. Harry S. Truman - 8th cousins, once removed. Common Ancestor: Richard Cheney. July 2017: No change.
  • 34. Dwight David Eisenhower - 23rd cousins. Common ancestor: Common Ancestor, Llywelyn ap Iorwerth. July 2017: No relationship.
  • 35. John Fitzgerald Kennedy - 23rd cousins. Common ancestor: Common Ancestor, Llywelyn ap Iorwerth. July 2017: No change.
  • 36. Lyndon Baines Johnson - 1908-1973. No Relationship. July 2017: 17th cousins, once removed. Common ancestor: David Malpas
  • 37. Richard Milhous Nixon - 23rd cousins, once removed. Common ancestor:Tangwystl ferch llywarch July 2017: 20th cousins, 3 times removed. Common ancestor is Iorwerth Foel ap Iorwerth
  • 38. Gerald Rudolph Ford - 1913-2006. No relationship. July 2017. 15th Cousins, once removed. Common Ancestor: Edward Leighton
  • 39. Jimmy E. Carter - 1924 - Living. No relationship. July 2017: 22nd Cousins. Common ancestor: William ap David
  • 40. Ronald Reagan - 1911-2004. 19th cousin twice removed. Common Ancestor is Ednyfed Gam ab Iorwerth. July 2017: No change.
  • 41. George Herbert Walker Bush, 1924- 23rd Cousins, Once removed. Common Ancestor, Llywelyn ap Iorwerth. July 2017: 16th cousins. Common Ancestor: Humphrey Hill.
  • 42 William Clinton -- 1946 - Living. No common Ancestor. July 2017: 22nd cousins, 3 times removed. Common ancestor: William ap David
  • 43. George Walker Bush. 1946 - 24th Cousins. Common ancestor, Tangwystl ferch llywarch July 2017: 10th cousins. Common ancestor: John Parker
  • 44. Barack Obama. 1961- Eighth cousin, twice removed. Common ancestor, John Jacob. July 2017: same.
  • 45. Donald Trump. No common ancestor. July 2017: same.

Relationships to Other Notables


United Methodist Pastor living in Catonsville, Maryland. Married, two children, 6 granddaughters. Career has involved roles including:


BA, History, Western Maryland College, Westminster, Maryland, 1963.
M. Div, Wesley Seminary, Washington, D. C. 1967.
Master of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1987.
Doctor of Ministry, Wesley 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, for United Methodist Board of Church and Society, Washington, DC
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.

Working Spaces

Current Family To Do List


  1. Ancestry.com. California Birth Index, 1905-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. http://search.ancestry.ca/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=cabirth1905&h=2762825&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=9280
  2. http://search.ancestry.ca/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=nypl&h=3027102830&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=9279. Accessed May 13, 2017. jhd
  3. http://search.ancestry.ca/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=USDepartures&h=5383352&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=1732
  4. http://search.ancestry.ca/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=General-9280&h=3565423&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=1788
  5. Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Virginia, Marriages, 1936-2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia. http://search.ancestry.ca/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=General-9279&h=12907791&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&rhSource=9280

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Jack is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
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 8 Dec 2017 at 23:55 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Jack - the magna carta trail Chetwood-1 to Malet-18 is badged, but the profiles I'm seeing on the trail all need work. Wodhull-49 has a message from you on it that makes it seem you reviewed/approved the trail. Did you?

On 30 Nov 2017 at 01:29 GMT Anonymous (Carter) Anonymous wrote:


On 26 Nov 2017 at 12:50 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Jack,

I’m Susie the new leader of the England Project. We are contacting all existing members of the project to find out how you are currently involved, and how you would like to be involved moving forward. Please have a look at the England Project page for more information, and then contact either myself or Gillian to let us know what you’d like to do, or if you have any questions. We can then list your interests, help you join the team in the Google group forum for England, and give you any help you might need to get going. If we don’t hear back from you we’ll assume you no longer want to be a part of the England Project at this time.

Many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you,

Susie :-)

On 10 Nov 2017 at 20:45 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

Hi Jack, thanks for working on Marged Verch Thomas. I’m very grateful!

On 9 Nov 2017 at 14:26 GMT Beth Stephenson wrote:

Hi Jack- A couple of years ago, you made a comment on a page that I am very interested in... https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hardesty-46

This early Maryland couple, Roberty Hardisty and his wife Ann "Nancy" Hopkins, left on the Old Wagon road through Pennsylvania into Ohio.

I have been working to gather information on them and have placed every scrap into their wikitree profiles.

I see that you have quite a lot of experience with Maryland. I would appreciate if you could take a look at these profiles and let me know if you have any ideas for researching this couple. I am actually thinking about hiring a professional genealogist.

On 16 Sep 2017 at 11:20 GMT Becky (Nally) Syphers wrote:

Jack, Special thanks for taking a ranger shift on Saturday

On 17 Aug 2017 at 09:48 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:


As an addendum to the comment below, we're also worried about cemeteries. In particular, how do we integrate "normal" French cemeteries - names in French - and War cemeteries? The naming of War cemeteries categories in France doesn't seem right. Thanks again Isabelle

On 17 Aug 2017 at 09:46 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Hi Jack,

We are starting a French Roots project with Emma McBeath and Greg Lavoie and trying to look into Categorization - namely, sub-categories of France and France (en). I think we're about OK with current regional categories, but that's about it. How do we deal with the two languages? Do you have any advice/examples for structuring history categories? Is it OK to use existing military / decorations categories (Légion d'Honneur) and thus crowd them with people who have the distinction, but nothing else in common with the American soldiers who were in the categories first? We did contact the lady who is in charge of France categories, but no return so far. We ARE willing to do the categorization ourselves, but want to do it right. Thank you ! Isabelle

On 13 Aug 2017 at 10:28 GMT Toni Boone wrote:

Jack, I have to say that you are an angel. I am starting to get the hang of Wiki. Thank you for all your help and the help of the others.


On 27 Jul 2017 at 11:57 GMT Toni Boone wrote:

Jack, I think you nailed it. I am going to get on here and try to get this cleaned up. I sure do appreciate you. Thank you a million times over for your patience with my messes.


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