Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameStephen Day 469
Birthca 1742, Warrington, Chester Co PA
Death1825, Columbia Co GA Age: 83
1Margaret Jones , 5G Aunt
Birthca 1744, Berks Co PA
Death1825, Columbia Co GA Age: 81
FatherJohn Jones Sr. (<1720-1781)
MotherMartha Mary Davis (1724-1802)
Marriage1766, NC469
ChildrenJohn (1768-ca1838)
 Theodate (1769-)
 Stephen (1772-)
 Rebecca (1774-)
 Jonathan (1776-)
 Sylvanus (1778-)
 Joseph (1782-)
 Nathan (1785-)
 Samuel Connell (1788-)
Notes for Stephen Day
Notes for STEPHEN DAY:469

From the Early Church Records: 1749-1850: "Marie Mimbs states that Christopher and Ann Hussey were at the Warrington MM and removed to Cane Creek MM in NC along with Theodate and husband Robert Hodgen, as well as the son of John Day and Ann Hussey, Stephen Day."

Stephen Day attended the Newgarden and Warrington MMs in Chester Co., PA and was part of an early group of Quakers who migrated south from Chester Co., PA to North Carolina between 1750 and 1770. During this time, Quaker in Pennsylvania were hungry for new lands, and losing thier influence on the coast due to a large influx of people from other faiths, they decided to move south and west to the mountain valleys of NC. They went under the leadeship of Capt. Joseph Maddock (b. Haddonfield, NJ) but moved to Warrington/Newark, Chester Co., PA. he and a group of early Quakers, Stephen Day possibly among them, established the Cane Creek Quaker Meeting in 1751 in Orange Co., (now Alamance Co., NC). And later the Newgarden MM was established in 1754 in Guilford Co., NC.

The Quakers were treated badly by the Governor of NC which forced them to move to Georgia. GA Pioneers Nag, #2 1965, PP 19: Note about Wrightsboro: Site of Wrightsborough, Georgia's Quaker town, near Augusta and Thompson, GA, was selected in 1767 by Joseph Maddock, the leader of the group, who felt they could no longer exist under the intolerable conditions imposed by Gov. Tryon of North Carolina.

Stephen Day settled in Columbia Co., GA and married Margaret Peggy Jones from the Quaker colony of Wrightsboro, GA. Stephen Day's will was probated Dec. 9, 1825.
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