Robert Day and Editha Stebbins

Robert Day was born about 1604 (age 30 in 1634). Cutter, in his treatment of Robert Day, mentioned a William Day (said to be of Wales and a son of Richard Day -> Nicholas Day -> John Dee -> Morgan Dee), then noted eight immigrants of the name of Day in New England, including Robert, without noting any actual connection between William Day and any of these immigrants. The Great Migration Begins (GMB) states that Robert's origin is unknown and gives no recorded parents and I have no evidence to support a connection to William Day or his ancestors. Therefore, I have not included them in the Day pedigree on my website.

GMB notes that Robert migrated with and lived near Nathaniel Ely. This may mean a possible familial relationship between the Days and Elys. I also find it interesting that Robert named "my Deare Brethren Mr. Tailcoate, Witherton and Stebbing" in his will, while Editha's second husband named a Mr. John Talcott, Sr. (Tailcoate probably being an alternative spelling of Talcott),
"my Brother Edward Stebbing," and Richard Goodman as overseers in his will. While sometimes, in this era, the word "brother" could denote either a familial or spiritual relationship, the word brother is used consistently with the two of husbands of Editha's who left wills and Edward Stebbins referred to her as "my dear sister Holyoke" and named "my Brother Eleazer Holyoke" (Editha's third husband) as an executor in his will. Could this imply that Robert Day was likewise related to John Talcott and a Mr. Witherton, but not through his wife?
 
Robert married first Mary -- (born about 1606, as she was 28 in 1634, seems to have died during or shortly after the voyage to New England). Robert came to New England in 1634 on the Elizabeth (having enrolled for passage at Ipswich, Suffolk, England 30 April 1634) and settled first at Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, where he is named in a list describing proportions of proprietors 20 Aug 1635 and in a list of those who have houses 8 February 1635/6. There, he was admitted a freeman on 6 May 1635.

Jacobus notes that there were two men named Robert Day, close in age, who immigrated to New England. The other Robert Day arrived on the Hopewell with a group with certificates from Stanstead Abbott, Hertford, England and settled in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. It is important to be aware of this other Robert and take care not to mix his records up with our Robert Day. For more information presenting arguments on which Robert was which, see Jacobus's Hale, House.

He married second Editha Stebbins by 1636. Editha was the sister of Edward Stebbins. They were either the children of:
  1. William Stebbing or
  2. Mark and Mary (Rust) Stebbing.
Note that William and Mark were brothers, sons of Thomas Stebbing and Ellen --.

She and her brother Edward probably came from the area of Braintree, Essex, England. Editha "either accompanied or followed [brother Edward] to New England" (TAG 30:197).


The Days
moved to Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut by 1639, where Robert was "listed among the proprietors who had a right in the undivided land" (Jacobus). Robert's will was written 20 May 1648 and an inventory on his estate was taken 14 October 1648. He made Editha his executrix, to be assisted by "my Deare Brethren Mr. Tailcoate, Witherton and Stebbing."

Editha married second John Maynard. John had arrived in New England about 1634 and was granted land in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts 4 August 1634. He moved to Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut in 1636, where he was surveyor of highways several times 1641/2-1655/6. John wrote his will 23 January 1657/8 and left his houses and lands to Editha, to be left to her youngest son John at her decease. He also left money to her children Thomas, Sarah, and Mary. Editha was made executrix with Mr. John Talcott, Sr., "my Brother Edward Stebbing," and Richard Goodman as overseers. The inventory on his estate was taken 24 February 1657/8.

Editha married third
Eleazar Holyoke. NEHGR 147:384 gives the marriage date as 1658 but GMB does not include this date (only giving the date as "by 1663 (and probably earlier)."
Edward was baptized 4 May 1617 at St. Lawrence Jewry, London, London, England, the son of Edward and Prudence (Stockton) Holyoke. He had married first Mary Pynchon 20 November 1640. Eleazar died 6 Feb 1675/6 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts (called "Honorable Elyzur Holyoke" in his death record). He was originally buried with his first wife Mary at the old burying ground at Elm Street in Springfield but they were relocated to Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, where they are currently buried.

Editha's
brother, Edward, left to "the 4 children of my dear sister Holyoke" 40 shillings apiece in his 24 Aug 1663 will. Editha died 24 Oct 1688 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

Robert and Editha’s children are:

  1. Thomas Day, eldest son, married Sarah Cooper (b. abt. 1642 to Thomas and Sarah (Slye) Cooper, treated by John Winthrop, Jr. on 10 Dec 1657 ("Cooper, Sarah, 15 or 16 years") and on 19 May 1660 ("Day, Tho, his wife about 18 years daughter of Goodman Cooper"), d. 21 Nov 1726 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts) 27 Oct 1659 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, fence viewer several times 1667-76, surveyor of highways 1674 and 1687, tithingman 1681, sealer of leather 1687, selectman 1682, died 27 Dec 1711 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, will dated 29 May 1711 and proved 25 Mar 1712.
  2. Sarah Day, married 1) Nathaniel Gunn (b. 1640 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut to Jasper and Christian Gunn, d. 1662/3 in Brandford, New Haven, Connecticut) 17 Nov 1658 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts and 2) Samuel Kellogg (born about 1630 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts to Martin and Prudence (Bird) Kellogg (according to Cutter), lived in Hadley (and later Hatfield), Hampshire, Massachusetts, m. 2) Sarah Root 22 Mar 1679, d. 17 Jul 1711 in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts) 24 Nov 1664 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, died 19 Sep 1677 in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts (killed by Indians during a massacre at Hatfield a little over a year after the end of King Philip's War, along with her son Joseph; Samuel's barn was also burned and eight-year-old Samuel Kellogg Jr. was reportedly taken captive).
  3. Mary Day, married 1) Samuel Ely (b. abt. 1641 in England (according to Jacobus) to Nathaniel and Martha Ely, resided in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut and Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, admitted an inhabitant of Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts 26 Mar 1660, "seems to have helped his father in managing the ordinary, and to have succeeded him in that responsible business" (Jacobus), appraiser, hayward, fence viewer, his yard was used as the town pound in 1678 and his house was used as the school in 1680, chosen constable 1673 but "pleaded hard for freedom from the Office" and persuaded and paid the former constable to serve instead, constable in 1680, "left a considerable estate," d. 17 Mar 1691/2 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts) 28 Oct 1659 (according to Cutter, Jacobus, and GMB) in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, 2) Thomas Stebbins (b. 31 Jul 1648 "about sunset" in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts to Thomas and Hannah (Wright) Stebbins, listed as widowed at the time of his marriage to Mary, d. 7 Dec 1695 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts) 12 Apr 1694 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, and 3) John Coleman (of Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, son of Thomas Coleman (by Frances Welles?), a deacon, d. 21 Jan 1711 in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts (according to Heman Ely)) 11 Dec 1696 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, died 12 or 17 Oct 1725 in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, buried with John Coleman in Hill Cemetery, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts. According to Jacobus, "Samuel [Ely] had known Mary Day in Hartford when the families were next-door neighbors, and they seem to have kept up the acquaintance after the Elys moved to Norwalk...It looks as if Samuel and Mary had been boy and girl sweethearts..."
  4. John Day, youngest son, admitted freeman May 1680, believed to have married 1) Mary Gaylord (bp. 19 Mar 1650 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut to Walter Gaylord and Mary Stebbing) and 2) Sarah Butler (dau. of Thomas and Sarah (Stone) Butler), will dated 16 Nov 1725 and proved 5 May 1730, inventory taken 29 Apr 1730, probably a weaver, held a "right in the mill."


Sources: 

  1. Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).
  2. Ancestry.com. England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
  3. "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch; citing FHL microfilm 185,414.
  4. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch; citing reference p 62; FHL microfilm 14,766.
  5. "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910," database, FamilySearch; citing Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, reference item 2; FHL microfilm 760,648.
  6. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch; citing Death, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 760,648.
  7. Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts to 1850. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.)
  8. Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
  9. Ancestry.com. Hartford, Connecticut Probate Records, 1639-1700 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Hartford District, 1635-1700. Vol. I. n.p., 1906.
  10. Ancestry.com. Hartford, Connecticut Probate Records, 1729-1750 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Hartford District, 1729-1750. Vol. III. n.p., 1906.
  11. Cutter, William Richard, New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, Vol. 2, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1913, p. 696.
  12. Cutter, William Richard et al., Encyclopedia of Massachusetts, vol. 6, Boston: The American Historical Society, 1916, p. 72.
  13. Cutter, William Richard, Genealogical and Family History of Northern New York, vol. 1, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910, pgs. 143-4.
  14. Ely, Heman, Records of the Descendants of Nathaniel Ely, Cleveland, OH: Short & Forman, 1885, p. 6.
  15. Barton, Chester M., 212th anniversary of the Indian attack on Hatfield, and field-day of the Pocumtuck valley memorial association, at Hatfield, Massachusetts, Thursday, Sept. 19th, 1889, Northampton, MA: Gazette Printing Company, 1890, pgs. 28-9 (from address by Silas G. Hubbard), p. 42 (from letter of Samuel D. Partridge, read by C. K. Morton).
  16. Gravestone of Elizur Holyoke, Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.
  17. Gravestones of John and Mary (Day) Coleman, Hill Cemetery, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

 

Records related to the Robert and Editha (Stebbins) Day family but not copied below due to copyright considerations:

  1. Jacobus, Donald Lines, Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2001, pgs. 509-513.
  2. Entry for Robert Day; Great Migration, Vol 2, C-F. Ancestry.com. New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3; The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volumes 1-6. Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.
  3. Entry for John Maynard; Title: Great Migration, Vol 5, M-P. Ancestry.com. New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3; The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volumes 1-6. Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.
  4. Entry for Edward Stebbins (brother of Editha); Title: Great Migration Begins, Vol 3, P-W. Ancestry.com. New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3; The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volumes 1-6. Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.
  5. Coddington, John Insley, "The Family of Frances (Tough) (Chester) (Smith) Stebbing, Wife of Edward Stebbing, of Hartford, Connecticut," The American Genealogist, vol. 30, Oct 1953, p. 193-212.
  6. Coddington, John Insley, "The Stebbing Family of Co. Essex, England, and Rowland, Martin, Edward, and Editha Stebbings or Stebbings of New England," The American Genealogist, vol. 31, Oct 1955, p. 193-201.
  7. Richardson, Douglas, "The English Ancestry of Edward Holyoke and of His Nephew, Thomas Morris of New Haven," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 147, Jan 1993, p. 21.
  8. "Additions and Corrections: The Ancestry of Edward Holyoke...," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 147, Oct 1993, p. 384.
  9. Barbour, Lucius Barnes, Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1977, p. 210-2, 561. A preview of this book can be found at Google Books.
  10. Abbott, Susan Woodruff, Families of Early Milford, Connecticut, Baltimore: Clearfield, 1979 (reprinted 2004), p. 319. A preview of this book can be found at Google Books.
  11. Entry for Thomas Cooper (father of Sarah Cooper); Title: Great Migration, Vol 2, C-F. Ancestry.com. New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3; The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volumes 1-6. Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.
  12. Entry for Jasper Gunn (father of Nathaniel Gunn); Title: Great Migration, Vol 3, G-H. Ancestry.com. New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3; The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volumes 1-6. Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.
  13. Entry for Nathaniel Ely (father of Samuel Ely and possible kinsman to Robert Day); Title: Great Migration, Vol 2, C-F. Ancestry.com. New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3; The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volumes 1-6. Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.




Church Records

Name:    Eliazar Holiocke
Gender:    Male
Baptism Date:    4 May 1617
Baptism Place:    St Lawrence Jewry and St Mary Magdalene Milk Strlon,London,London,England
Father:    Edward Holiocke
FHL Film Number:    845247

Source: Ancestry.com. England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.


Town Records

Name:    Edetha Holyoke
Event Type:    Death
Death Date:    24 Oct 1688
Death Place:    Springfield, Massachusetts
Spouse Name:    Elizur Holyoke

Name:    Honorable Elyzur Holyoke
Event Type:    Death
Death Date:    6 Feb 1675
Death Place:    Springfield, Massachusetts

Name:    Thomas Day
Event Type:    Death
Death Date:    27 Dec 1711
Death Place:    Springfield, Massachusetts
Spouse Name:    Sarah Day

Name:    Sarah Day
Event Type:    Death
Death Date:    21 Nov 1726
Death Place:    Springfield, Massachusetts

Name:    Nathaniel Gun
Event Type:    Marriage
Marriage Date:    17 Sep 1658
Marriage Place:    Springfield, Massachusetts
Spouse Name:    Sarah Day

Name:    Samuel Ely
Event Type:    Death
Death Date:    17 Mar 1691
Death Place:    Springfield, Massachusetts

Name:    Thomas Stebbins
Event Type:    Death
Death Date:    7 Dec 1695
Death Place:    Springfield, Massachusetts
Spouse Name:    Mary Stebbins

Source: Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).


Name:    Samuell Ely
Event Type:    Marriage
Event Date:    28 Aug 1654
Event Place:    Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Gender:    Male
Spouse's Name:    Mary Day

Marriage record of Samuell Ely and Mary Day
Note: The year was mistranscribed in the index. The image (written in a later style of handwriting and probably a copy of the original) shows 1659.

Source: "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJJ-5JW : 9 February 2018), Samuell Ely and Mary Day, 28 Aug 1654; citing item 1, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.


Name:    Thomas Stebbins
Event Type:    Birth
Event Date:    31 Jul 1648
Event Place:    Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Gender:    Male
Father's Name:    Thomas Stebbins

Birth record of Thomas Stebbins
Note: This record was written in a later style of handwriting and was probably a copy of the original. MB

Source: "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJX-1PP : 9 February 2018), Thomas Stebbins, 31 Jul 1648; citing , Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.


Name:    Thomas Stebbins
Event Type:    Death
Event Date:    07 Dec 1695
Event Place:    Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Gender:    Male
Spouse's Name:    Mary Stebbins

Death record of Thomas Stebbins

Source: "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJ4-6LH : 9 February 2018), Thomas Stebbins, 07 Dec 1695; citing v 1 p 55, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.


Name:    Thomas Stebbins
Spouse's Name:    Mary Ely
Event Date:    12 Apr 1694
Event Place:    Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Marital Status:    Widowed
Spouse's Marital Status:    Widowed

Source: "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHH9-6Z1 : 9 February 2018), Thomas Stebbins and Mary Ely, 12 Apr 1694; citing reference p 62; FHL microfilm 14,766.


Name:    John Coleman
Event Type:    Marriage
Event Date:    16 Dec 1696
Event Place:    Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Gender:    Male
Spouse's Name:    Mary Stebbin

Source: "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJJ-BVC : 9 February 2018), John Coleman and Mary Stebbin, 16 Dec 1696; citing p 128, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.



Name:    Editha Holyoke
Event Type:    Death
Event Date:    24 Oct 1688
Event Place:    Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Gender:    Female
Spouse's Name:    Elizur Holyoke

Death record of Mrs. Editha Holyoke

Source: "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJ4-63J : 9 February 2018), Editha Holyoke, 24 Oct 1688; citing v 1 p 53, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.


Name:    Samuel Ely Sr.
Event Type:    Death
Event Date:    17 Mar 1691
Event Place:    Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Gender:    Male

Death record of Samuel Ely

Source: "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJ4-6JY : 9 February 2018), Samuel Ely Sr., 17 Mar 1691; citing v 1 p 54, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.


Name:    Sarah Kellogg
Gender:    Female
Death Date:    19 Sep 1677
Death Place:    Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts
Marital Status:    Married
Spouse's Name:    Saml.

Death record of Sarah (Day) Kellogg and others killed in a massacre
Note: The above was written in a much later style of handwriting and is probably a copy of the original record. MB

Source: "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FC9C-CPX : 10 February 2018), Sarah Kellogg, 19 Sep 1677; citing Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, reference item 2 p128; FHL microfilm 760,648.


Name:    Samuel Kellogg
Gender:    Male
Death Date:    17 Jul 1711
Death Place:    Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts

Source: "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FC9C-866 : 10 February 2018), Samuel Kellogg, 17 Jul 1711; citing Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, reference item 2 p132; FHL microfilm 760,648.


Name:    Mary Coleman
Event Type:    Death
Event Date:    12 Oct 1725
Event Place:    Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Gender:    Female

Source: "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FC9C-DMS : 10 February 2018), Mary Coleman, 12 Oct 1725; citing Death, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 760,648.


Thomas day ioyned in marriage to Sarah cooper the 27 of the 8 mon: 1659
Thomas Day the Husband of Sarah Day was Sicke & died Dec: 27: 1711:
Widow Sarah Day was Sick & Died November 21: 1726
nathaniel Gun of hartford joyned in marriage to Sarah Day of Springfeild the 17 of the 9 mon: 1658
Samuell Kelogge joyned in marriage with Sarah Gun Widdow Nov: the 24th 1664.

Source: Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts to 1850. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.)


Windsor
Gaylord
Mary, d. [Walter &. Mary], b. Mar. 19, 1650

Source: Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.



Probate Records

Name:    Robert Day
Location:    Hartford
Date of Will:    20 May 1648
Page:    487
Full Text:    Invt. ś142-13-06. Taken 14 October, 1648, by John Tailecoate, Gregory Wilterton and Edward Stebbing. Will dated 20 May, 1648.The Will of Robert Day, hee being sick and weake, yet in perfect memory, doth order and dispose of his Estate to his wife and Children, in the manner following:I give unto my beloued wife, Edatha Day, my now dwelling house and Howsing thereto adjoyning, houselott. Also all my Land whereof I stand possessed, or that of Right doth belong to mee, lying in Hartford, during the tearme of her natural life; And at the end of her life, my Will is that the sd. house and Land shall bee for the vse of my Children that then shall bee liuing, to be divided in an equally proportion: my Will also is that all my howshold Stuff, and Cattle and other moueable Goods, shall bee my wiue's, to bring vp my Children: And in case my wife should be married to another man, then my survivors of my Will shall haue power, if they thinke good, to take security for the bringing vp of the Children, and for soe much Estate as shall bee thought meete by them; and to this my last Will and Testament I make my wife Executrix, and I doe desire my Deare Brethren Mr. Tailecoate, Wilterton and Stebbing to take Care of and Assist my wife in the ordering herselfe and my Children; and I give them power to doe what in their judgements may be for the Best, to bring vp my Children and dispose of them, and that I leave for their Good. And to this my Will I sett to my hand the day above written.Witness: Edward Stebbing, Walter Gaylord.Robert Day.
Source:    A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.1635 to 1650.

Source: Ancestry.com. Hartford, Connecticut Probate Records, 1639-1700 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Hartford District, 1635-1700. Vol. I. n.p., 1906.


Name:    John Day
Location:    Hartford
Date of Will:    29 Apr 1730
Page:    53
Full Text:    Page 53 Invt. ś820-18-10. Taken 29 April, 1730, by Joseph Barnard, Ozias Goodwin and Samuel Edwards. Will dated 16 November, 1725. I, John Day of Hartford, do make this my last will and testament: I give to my wife two cowes, with a full 1-3 part of the remainder of my moveable estate, as also all my right in the mill; and after her decease I give it to my son William and his heirs. I give to my son John Day 40 shillings, to be paid out of my weaving tackling. I do confirm to my several sons the deeds of gift I have formerly made to them of my lands, to them and their heirs. I give to my son William and to his heirs my 3-acre lott in the Long Meadow. I give to my son Joseph my loom with all the appurtenances thereto belonging. All the rest of my moveable estate not before given I give to my daughters, equally to be divided among them, only my daughter Sarah shall have the value of ś4 more in them than either of her sisters. And I appoint my wife Sarah to be sole executrix. It being before omitted, I add: I give to my wife the use of 1-2 of my house during her widowhood, and 1-2 the cellar, the houseing to be on the south part. Signed and sealed and declared in presence of John Day, ls. Timothy Woodbridge, Joseph Wadsworth, Jonathan Olcott. Court Record, Page 19--5 May, 1730: Will proven and inventory exhibited.
Source:    A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS. 1729 to 1732.

Source: Ancestry.com. Hartford, Connecticut Probate Records, 1729-1750 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Hartford District, 1729-1750. Vol. III. n.p., 1906.



Records of the Descendants of Nathaniel Ely

Sketch of the family of Samuel Ely and Mary Day

Source: Ely, Heman, Records of the Descendants of Nathaniel Ely, Cleveland, OH: Short & Forman, 1885, p. 6.


Cutter's Encyclopedia of Massachusetts

(II) Samuel Ely, son of Nathaniel Ely, was born in Hartford, Connecticut, died in Springfield, Massachusetts, March 19, 1692. He accompanied his father to Norwalk and Springfield, and was quite successful in acquiring property, leaving a considerable estate at his death. He married, in Springfield, October 28, 1659, Mary, youngest child of Robert Day and his second wife, Editha (Stebbins) Day. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1641, and twice married after the death of Samuel Ely. She died October 17, 1725, aged eighty-four. Samuel and Mary (Day) Ely were the parents of sixteen children, of whom the third was Joseph, through whom descent is traced to Franklin Watson Ely. The first child was born in 1660, the last in 1688.

Source: Cutter, William Richard et al., Encyclopedia of Massachusetts, vol. 6, Boston: The American Historical Society, 1916, p. 72.


Cutter's Genealogical and Family History of Northern New York

(III) Samuel, fifth son of Martin and Prudence (Bird) Kellogg, was born after 1630, probably in Braintree, England, and died January 17, 1711, in Hatfield, Massachusetts, where he was a pioneer. It cannot now be determined whether he came to New England with his brothers, Joseph and Daniel Kellogg. He resided early in Hadley, Massachusetts, where he had a home lot of four acres in 1664, probably on the west side of the river. He was one of the twenty-four persons who petitioned the general court in 1667 for permission to settle a minister among them, stating that most of them had then been living on the west side of the river six years; and in answer to this petition the town of Hatfield was established in I670. At that time Hatfield had about thirty families, and a school was established eight years later, a school house was built in 1681, and education became free in 1722. Samuel Kellogg was a farmer, and found conditions especially favorable for agriculture in his new-world home. The low grounds were ready for immediate plowing, and the uplands were easily prepared because not heavily timbered. The first record of him found in New England is that noting his marriage in Hadley, November 24, 1664, to Mrs. Sarah (Day) Gunn, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Stebbins) Day, of Hartford, Connecticut, and widow of Nathaniel Gunn, of the same place. She was slain by Indians, September 19, 1677, and he married (second) March 22, 1679, Sarah, daughter of Thomas Root, of Westfield, born 1660. Children by first wife: Samuel, Nathaniel, Ebenezer, Joseph; by second: John, Thomas and Sarah.

Source: Cutter, William Richard, Genealogical and Family History of Northern New York, vol. 1, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910, pgs. 143-4.
 

Cutter's Genealogical and Personal Memoirs

DAY
This family is said to be of Welsh origin, and the name is said to be a place name, from the river Dee in Wales. In 1592 arms were confirmed to William Day, B. D., provost of Eton College and the Dean of Windsor. He was said to be descended from the Dees of Wales, viz., being younger son of Richard Day, who was the son of Nicholas Day, the son of John Dee (called by the English Daye). He was the son of Morgan Dee, younger brother to Richard Dee, Welshman. There were at least eight immigrants of the name to New England; Robert, of Cambridge, mentioned below; Robert, of Ipswich; Nathaniel, of Ipswich; Stephen, of Cambridge; Wentworth, of Boston; Ralph, of Dedham; Matthew, of Cambridge; Anthony, of Gloucester.

(I) Robert Day, immigrant ancestor of this branch of the family, was born in England and came to New England on the ship "Hopewell" in April 1634. He settled first at Cambridge and was admitted a freeman, May 6, 1635. He went to Hartford, Connecticut, no doubt with Rev. Mr. Hooker's company, and was a resident there in 1639. His name is on the monument erected to the memory of the founders of that city. His will was dated May 20, 1648, and inventory of the estate was filed October 14, 1648. He married Editha Stebbins, sister of Deacon Edward Stebbins, of Hartford. She married (second) Deacon John Maynard, and (third) in 1658, Elizur Holyoke, of Springfield, where she died October 24, 1688. Children: Thomas, of Springfield; John. mentioned below; Sarah, killed with her son Joseph by the Indians, September 19, 1677; Mary.

(II) John, son of Robert Day, married Sarah Maynard, of Hartford. His will was dated November 16, 1725, when he was "advanced in years," and proved May 6, 1730. He owned a share in a grist or saw mill, which he bequeathed to his son William. Children: Joseph, died 1696; John, mentioned below; Thomas; Mary; Maynard; Sarah, baptized September 19, 1686; William, baptized April 24, 1692; Joseph, baptized June 14, 1699.

Source: Cutter, William Richard, New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, Vol. 2, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1913, p. 696.



Anniversary Commemoration Speech

Pages 28-9:
A year had passed since the close of King Philip's war, and the people of the settlement, relieved from their fears of a savage foe, had in the early spring resumed their usual occupations. Seed time and harvest had come and gone. Providence had smiled upon their efforts, and their well filled barns contained the substantial rewards of their labor. Nothing remained to be done in the meadows but to harvest the golden corn and prepare the ground for the crops of another season. It is natural for us to picture that 19th of September, a bright, autumnal morning, with the landscape made glorious with brilliant colors crowning the hillsides and the Valley — a grand panorama of beauty to feast the senses, such as are found at no other season of the year...
The attack was made about 11 a. m., when the greater part of the men were dispersed in the meadows, while several were employed but a few rods distant from the house of Benjamin Waite, in building the house of John Graves, Jr., which he was soon to occupy after his marriage to Sarah White, daughter of John White, Jr., a few months later. The attack was so sudden and unexpected that his father, John Graves, and uncle, Isaac Graves, with two other workmen were shot from the building. All the other victims of this savage butchery were stricken down at or near their own homes.
That afternoon of Sept. 19th was a time of terrible excitement and overwhelming sorrow to the remaining inhabitants of the town. They beheld the smoking ruins of three houses and four well filled barns, which was but a small matter in that day of horrors. While some were caring for wounded women and children, the bodies of twelve others were found mutilated and stiffened in death. Among the number was Sergt. Isaac Graves one of the selectmen, and his brother John Graves a leading citizen. Mary, wife of selectman Samuel Belden, Hannah, wife of Dea. John Coleman, Sarah, wife of Samuel Kellogg, Elizabeth, daughter of John Wells. Thirteen homes had been invaded, and from one to four of the inmates of each had either been killed or carried away captives. Seventeen captives were taken, and their names are given as follows : Sarah Coleman, four years, and another child of Dea. Coleman ; Martha, wife of Benjamin Waite, and lier daughters, Mary six, Martha four, and Sarah two years ; Mary, wife of Samuel Foote, an infant son and a daughter Mary of three years ; Hannah, wife of Stephen Jennings, and her two children by a former husband, Samuel Gillet, who was killed at the Falls tight ; Obadiah Dickinson and one child ; Samuel Kellogg, Jr., aged eight; Abigail, six, daughter of Capt. John Allis ; and Abigail Bartholemew formerly of Deerfield.

Page 42:
The house and barn of Samuel Kellogg on the corner of Middle Lane, where the Academy now stands, was burned, and his wife and child were killed.

Source: Barton, Chester M., 212th anniversary of the Indian attack on Hatfield, and field-day of the Pocumtuck valley memorial association, at Hatfield, Massachusetts, Thursday, Sept. 19th, 1889, Northampton, MA: Gazette Printing Company, 1890, pgs. 28-9 (from address by Silas G. Hubbard), p. 42 (from letter of Samuel D. Partridge, read by C. K. Morton).


Gravestones

Gravestone of Elizur Holyoke (and his first wife, Mary), showing the back of the original stone with a later inscription, Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts (Photo credit: Stan Arnold, findagrave.com):
Gravestone of Elizur and Mary Holyoke


Gravestone of Mary (Day) (Ely) (Stebbins) Coleman, Hill Cemetery, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts (Click here to view photo by the moo, findagrave.com).

Gravestone of John Coleman, Hill Cemetery, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts (Click here to view photo by the moo, findagrave.com).



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