Friday, May 18, 2007

Query: DAY of Hendricks County

DAY--George DAY (born about 1813 in Kentucky) and Elizabeth WHITE (born 1828 in Ohio; died April 1887) were married 27 December 1846 in Marion County, Indiana, and their first child, Mary Catherine Day, was born there in 1847. Mary Catherine married William Peter DICKSON on 27 August 1870 in Hendricks County, Indiana. Her parents first appear in Hendricks County in the 1860 census, living in Eel River Township.

George and Elizabeth’s other children in the 1860 census were:
--John W. Day (born 1852)—not found again as John; however, a William with similar birth year becomes an often referenced Day within family connections. He married Perlie DICKS in 1889 and I believe a Myrtle YANCY in 1897.
--Robert E. Day (born March 1855)--married Sarah Ann TUCKER on 18 January 1882 in Hendricks County.
--George Washington Day (born 1854)--married Paralee Tucker on 1 October 1885 in Hendricks County.
--Drucille Olive Day (born 1857)—married Charles R.L. MERRILL on 2 March 1879 in Hendricks County.
--Ida D. Day (born 1862)--married John Merrill on 19 April 1883 in Hendricks County. The Merrills were from Hancock County and William Merrill is found in Hancock County in later censuses
--Morton M. Day (born about 1866)--moved to Portland, Oregon where he married and had 4 sons and died.

Three other children appear in the 1880 census but no further mention of them is found:
--James Ellsworth Day (born 1867)
--Franklin A. Day (born June 1870)
--Flora J. Day (born 1872; died 1894)

Elizabeth Day died a tragic death when her clothing caught fire while making soap. George was a farmer but no land or tax records have been found. I have information regarding Mary Catherine Day and the Dickson family but am seeking information about any of the Days.

Contact: Carolyn Dickson Schomer (604 Arrowhead Trail, Warner Robins GA 31088;

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