Jackson Harvey Day

Jack Day

Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
Rev. Dr. Jack H. Day
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [private sister (1940s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Father of and [private daughter (1960s - unknown)]
Profile manager: Jack Day private message [send private message]
Account confirmed 6 Aug 2014 | Jack's 23608 contributions | 1655 thank-yous received
Day-1904 created 3 Feb 2013 | Last modified | Last edit: 13 May 2017
12:32: Jack Day edited the Biography for Jack Day. (Added sourced biographical data) [Thank Jack for this]
This page has been accessed 7,800 times.
Wiki Genealogist April 2017 Club 100 Spring Clean-a-Thon March 2017 Club 100 February 2017 Club 100 Saturday Shamrock Ranger January 2017 Club 100 December 2016 Club 1,000 July 2016 Club 1,000 Super Star Project Coordinator Pre-1500 Pre-1700 Magna Carta Project Member Categorization Project Member US History Project Member Southern Colonies Project Member European Aristocrats Project Member United Kingdom Project Member
[view all 57 badges]

Categories: Llangollen, Wales | Providence, Province of Maryland | First Families of Maryland | Widmerpool, Nottinghamshire, England | Descendants of Robert Harrington-100 | Vietnam War US Army Veterans | Military Chaplains | Bronze Star Medal | Baltimore-Washington Conference United Methodist Ministers | Categorization Project | Day-1904 | Jack Day In Process | Maiden's Choice Land Grant | Legendary Ancestry of Vortigern | Charlemagne to William the Conqueror Descent | Indonesia Project.

wounded soldier, Vietnam
Jack Day participated in the Vietnam War.
Join: Vietnam War Project
Discuss: vietnam_war


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


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

badge-image Jack Day is a Military Veteran
   Served in the United States Army from 1967 to 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

More Genealogy Tools

Only the Trusted List can access the following:
  • Jack's formal name
  • full middle name (H.)
  • nicknames
  • e-mail address
  • exact birthdate
  • birth location
  • images (1)
  • private siblings' names
  • private children's names (2)
  • spouse's name and marriage information
For access to Jack Day's full information you must be on Jack's Trusted List. Please login. See the Contact section of the Tree & Tools page.

Sponsored by MyHeritage

Followed Tags
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.
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:

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Family Tree DNA.


  • Login to request to the join the Trusted List so that you can edit.
  • Private Messages: Send a private message to Jack. (Best for comments to Jack that need to be private.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages to or about Jack that can be public. Limit 20 per day.)

On 21 Apr 2017 at 15:37 GMT D (Zimmerman) Z wrote:

Yup, its the add button that saves the data.

On 19 Apr 2017 at 16:41 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Hi, Jack. I just noticed Category:Priory_of_Sion_Hoax and Category:Priory_of_Sion_Fraud. Is there a difference in scope, or should these be combined?

On 29 Mar 2017 at 02:42 GMT B (Simon) S wrote:

Hello Ranger Jack: You can read my latest write being written. Thanks. Bart.[1]

On 24 Mar 2017 at 17:44 GMT Darrell Parker wrote:

Suppositions are best discussed in G2G and not on the profiles. As you well know genealogy was very important in the bible. So lets please use the word legend less, we all descendants of Adam and Eve..the Royals kept a record of it. Speculation has no place in genealogy.






On 21 Mar 2017 at 04:02 GMT M (Boynton) B wrote:

Hi Jack

Yes I am fully aware how important sources are. Except for my family I know I don't post anything without a source. However, I know my cousins, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces & the info about themselves they have told me. I don't demand that they prove it with a birth certificate. Otherwise I always have sources. I don't mark confident about family links without a source. I just need to spell that out in the narrative it seems so you are satisfied. I am baffled that that you'd assume I am making stuff up. Other than Ancestry.com & Roots.web, do people make stuff up? Unbelievable Well I don't make stuff up.

On 18 Mar 2017 at 23:16 GMT M (Boynton) B wrote:

Jack -- I almost always mark "confident" in the summary because of a source. I do not always have time to fill in all the details in the narrative.

I thought it was understood that a relationship was "confident" because of a source. Otherwise why even link those two people???? I don't enter unfounded guesses in a WikiTree. Do other people?

On 18 Mar 2017 at 15:23 GMT John Quinn wrote:

Hi Jack, Thank you for the message, I know its a difficult task I have had no luck so far.

I note your interest in the Magna Carta, I studied it in college...interesting period. Best John

On 7 Mar 2017 at 18:16 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

Hi Jack...I did not remove you as a profile manager for the Clifford profile. Send me a trusted list request & I'll make you the manager.

On 25 Feb 2017 at 13:38 GMT Paula J wrote:

She is awesome, isn't she? Driving that stage coach and having a love for baseball! I don't recall how I found her but her story is just amazing!

On 18 Feb 2017 at 11:59 GMT Becky (Nally) Syphers wrote:

Thank you for volunteering for Rangers. You now have the ranger badge - I will stay on line this morning if you have any questions - (No guarantee on good answers, however.)

Becky Syphers

more comments

Queen Elizabeth II Jack is 21 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 19 degrees from Liz Shifflett, 17 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor and 37 degrees from Saint Pope John Paul II Wojtyla on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

D  >  Day  >  Jack Day