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: 28 Jun 2018
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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 Day is from or was associated with Indonesia
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Jack Day is a part of Maryland History.
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Discuss: Maryland

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! Space: Public Records on Jackson Day

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

June 2018 -- Trump is Living, cannot calculate.

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

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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.

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 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


On 1 Apr 2018 at 17:39 GMT J. Crook wrote:

Hi Jack: I set myself a goal for errors corrected each month for each state. Basically, the error for Ijams-161 was that it was either missing an equal = on both sides of a heading; or possibly, there was a space before a heading. I threw in the extra = because Chris Whitten corrected me on that one a long time ago. Sorry about that. Feel free to use whatever in heck headings you want.

On 29 Mar 2018 at 13:35 GMT Beth Stephenson wrote:

Hi jack,

Your page on three sisters who went west really touched my heart. So much so, that I added it to this page: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Linthicum-13

I hope that you won't mind that I shared your work. Please let me know if you feel it's inappropriate.

Thank you


On 26 Feb 2018 at 00:03 GMT Astrid (Schellenberger) Spaargaren wrote:

Hi Jack,

I do not think we met before. So Hi again!

I was pointed to your Free Space Page story of the three sisters that "Went west" by a WikiTree member strugling with getting all here. :) But knowing your free space page. Asking me if he can add storries to profiles. Of course I said, and sure he can. It makes the profiles so more beautiful as long as we don't forget to add the sources (at least of BMD) too. Those stories makes profiles so much interesting!

Thank you so much for sharing the story. You have a great style of writing. I enjoyed that soo much.

Finding those little puzzle parts back now and then - "Long Lookt For" - are just 100 carat gems and so worth to keep searching, puzzling and get all work done.

Kind regards from The Netherlands, A.

On 23 Jan 2018 at 22:39 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi there,

Just a friendly reminder that voting for the WikiTreer Awards 2018 is open. If you haven’t already voted, click here to vote now. Voting closes at 11:59PM GMT on Sunday, 28th January. The exciting awards show will be live cast on Saturday, February 10th, 8PM GMT. Hope you can join us as we celebrate all the incredible contributions made this year.

Susie :-)

On 22 Jan 2018 at 01:39 GMT Muirae (Demerse) Kenney wrote:

Hi Jack. I ended up looking at your profile because I was curious as to why someone born in the 1940s was listed in the "Charlemagne to William the Conqueror Descent" list. Once I was here, I found out we're 9th cousins once removed, so wanted to at least say 'hello!'

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