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
Disproven Existence Project I'm Project Coordinator and resident early medieval/pre-medieval expert as well as Maryland liaison. I coordinate efforts to evaluate simple Disproven profiles (with the research box) or Uncertain profiles/groups and the various steps to get them added to the project (or by another interested project).
Euroaristo I'm Project Coordinator for the Ancient Royals subproject covering profiles of persons born prior to 742. I'm working with John Atkinson, the project Leader, to find ways we can add manpower to developing these very early profiles.
Maryland Project. As Project Coordinator I lead this subproject of the United States Project. I have been working on my Maryland roots for many decades and maintain a significant personal library of Maryland resources
Indonesia. Having spent part of my growing up years in Indonesia, I founded this project which is now a full-fledged project with a Leader. As Project Coordinator I help volunteers with bilingual and trilingual profiles and categorization.
Minor Roles or Minor Projects
Ranger Project. As a member of the "Saturday Shamrock" team I take my public service turn helping monitor potential harm to our site.
Categorization Project. As a former Project Coordinator for this project, I continue to be liaison for the other projects I'm involved in.
Magna Carta Project. I highly value the rigor of the Magna Carta project which has affected everything I do on WikiTree. I appreciate the chance to document early English nobility. As a former Project Coordinator and emeritus member of this project, I hope to find time to do another Magna Carta trail some time in the future.
England Project I help with very early profiles and have a special interest in Marcher counties like Shropshire and Cheshire because of their proximity to Wales. This also makes me part of the United Kingdom Project
Early Scandinavia Project I joined this project because of ancestors in extraterritorial Scandinavian entities like the Kingdom of Dublin
Asia Project. I helped found this minor project at present which does not have a Leader, but hopes to become an umbrella project related to various Asia Projects such as Indonesia and India.
Profile Improvement Project I joined the Profile Improvement Project because of my interest in well researched profiles.
King Arthur Legends Project I helped found this small project which engages others in linking together real and legendary people associated with King Arthur.
One Place Studies. I really haven't done anything with this, but I have a particular interest in Llangollen, Wales and Damascus, Maryland.
Wales I work extensively with profiles of pre-1500 Welsh nobility.
Sampson Waring Ancestors Project. I've created a "personal project" for this that others are welcome to join: Sampson Waring Ancestors Project (August 15, 2018). This project traces the ancestry of Sampson Waring, born in Shrewsbury in 1616, back to his possible Norman and extensive Welsh nobility roots. (So far, nobody has!)
The Story of the Maryland Walker Family, 1957 (15 pages, mimeographed). Produced when I was 15 years old, and I was thrilled when the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, and Montgomery County (Maryland) Historical Society accepted copies of it for their collections.
James Day of Browningsville and His Descendants: A Maryland Family. Columbia, Maryland, 1976. Softcover. Out of print, but several hundred copies in circulation. Over 2000 descendants of James Day, my great-great grandfather who guarded British prisoners of war in Frederick, Maryland during the American Revolution.
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!
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.
Andrea Greene, born 1970's, is my 4th cousin, once removed, Our common ancestor is Joshua Purdum, born in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1767.
Paige Sgrignoli is my nineteenth cousin, twice removed, with Walter Bromley, born 1320 in Cheshire, England, as our common ancestor! Later on 10 January 2020, Paige is now my 20th cousin once removed, with William Bromley, born 1320 in Cheshire, England, as the common ancestor.
Relationship to Presidents
Every so often I go through and recalculate. These relationships include those which are marked "uncertain" on WikiTree. As WikiTree adds more good data and removes questionable data, sometimes the relationships change!
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. November 2019: 3rd cousins, 7 times removed. Common ancestor: Samuel Basse.
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.
5. James Monroe, 1758-1831. 19th cousin, 4 times removed. Common Ancestor, Llywelyn ap Iorwerth Same in July 2017.
21. Chester A. Arthur - July 2017: 19th cousins, four times removed. Common ancestor: Ralph Boteler
June 2018 -- Because Donald Trump is living, his profile is hidden, and new calculations cannot be made.
Relationships to Other Notables
King George VI -- 18th cousins, twice removed. That would make me 19th cousin, once removed, of Queen Elizabeth II, and 20th cousin of Prince Charles. Common Ancestor: Tudur ap Gronwy, born about 1290.
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: