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Benjamin Day (1704 - 1777)

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Captain Benjamin Day
Born in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, British Colonial Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Colchester, New London, CTmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, British Colonial Americamap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Aug 2013
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Categories: Westchester Cemetery, Westchester, Connecticut | British America, French and Indian War.

Biography

Benjamin Day was born February 07, 1703/04, Colchester, New London, CT.[1]

He married Margaret Foote March 06, 1726/27.[1] They had:

Anna (Day) Pepoon
Benjamin Jr.
Adonijah
Asa
Margaret (Day) Jones
Aaron
Amasa
Lydia (Day) Beebe
Daniel
David
Editha (Day) Williams
Russell

He died December 22, 1777.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Colchester. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.


Notes

"The Ancient Families of Dees and Days of Wales, Ireland, and England" published 1927 by Leonard Frances Day of Pontiac, Michigan published by Freeman Press, South Dakota,: Pine Hill Press, 1972, available at New York State Library, University of Virginia, Archives of Michigan. p. 65 Individual 5014. Benjamin, of Colchester, m, 6 Mar 1729, Margaret Foote, of Colchester. He d, 22 Dec 1777, age 75. She d, April 1801, age 90." Also "Descendants of Robert Day in the Male Line" by George Edward Day. Find a Grave #7139441 Westchester Cemetery, Westchester, Connecticut. Military Service: Started as a Lieutenant, became a Captain in the 3rd Connecticut Company in 1750. He served in Col. Trumbull's Regiment in the defense of Fort William Henry and Fort Edward.2

Memoranda of all the Inscriptions in the Old Burying Ground at Colchester, Conn., Volume: Volume 42 Colchester Burying Ground by Randall, Frank E.Publication: April 1888 Page: 158 Buck Street Cemetery, Westchester Cemetery


In THE ANCIENT FAMILIES of DEE and DAY of WALES ENGLAND and IRELAND at Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana Gc 929.2, D333da, 1744007 someone added page 62-a which has John Day, II.,Sgt; then an officer in a train band in 1728. Appointed a collector of minister rates in the bounds of Captain Wright. In 1746, he was elected to represent the Colchester District as a Deputy in the General Court of the State of Connecticut. Made a " Freeman " the 12th Oct. 1674. Grace Spencer, 1st wife, bpt. 27 July 1674, m, 21 Jan. 1696, d, 5 December 1714. ((If he married later it was either Mary, sister of Thomas Wells, or, Sarah Butler.))

The original text has 5001 John Day, II., of Colchester, Ct. m, 21 Jan.1696 Grace Spencer, of Hartford. ( see Spencer Line ) for his 2nd wife, he married Mary .(Mary Hale  ? or Mary Wells?) <Grace d, 12 May 1696 crossed out> Mary d. 2 Nov. 1749, age 74 yrs. John Day d, 4 Nov 1752*, age 75. He must have removed to Colchester after 1701 as his three elder children were born in Hartford. (Grace was the dau., of Samuel Spencer.) Written in ink: Grace b 27 July 1674 d 5 Dec. 1714

Two Grace Spencer niece/aunt were born close in age and location have been confused. One was a daughter of John and Rebecca (Howard) Spencer. The other a daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Willey) Spencer.

  • The property of John Day, II probated in Hartford, Killingworth, Colchester, Killingly Inventory in Hartford taken 19 May 1741 (page 63) would have been before the death described on page 62 (4 Nov. 1752)


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On 4 Apr 2016 at 22:00 GMT Claudia Day wrote:

Find a Grave 7139441 Capt Benjamin Day Birth: Feb. 7, 1704

New London County, Connecticut Death: Dec. 22, 1777 New London County Connecticut Parents: John Day (1676 - 1754) Grace Spencer Day (1674 - 1714) Spouse: Margaret Foote Day (1711 - 1801)* Children: Benjamin Day (1731 - 1811)* Adonijah Day (1733 - 1799)* Russell Day (1756 - 1829)* Siblings: Lydia Day Fuller (1698 - 1763)* John Day (1701 - 1780)* Benjamin Day (1704 - 1777) Editha Day Bigelow (1705 - 1746)* Inscription: age 72 yrs Burial: Westchester Cemetery, Westchester, New London County, Connecticut, USA

On 25 Jul 2015 at 06:59 GMT Claudia Day wrote:

Started as a Lieutenant, became a Captain in the 3rd Connecticut Company in 1750. He served in Col. Trumbull's Regiment in the defense of Fort William Henry and Fort Edward.2
  1. Birth: 07 FEB 1703/4 in Colchester, New London County, Connecticut 3
  2. Death: 22 DEC 1777 in Colchester, New London County, Connecticut 1 2
  3. Burial: Westchester Cemetery, Westchester, New London County, Connecticut

Memoranda of all the Inscriptions in the Old Burying Ground at Colchester, Conn., Volume: Volume 42 Colchester Burying Ground by Randall, Frank E.Publication: April 1888 Page: 158 Buck Street Cemetery, Westchester Cemetery



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