BETHUEL DAY (deceased) was born in 1816 in Morris township, Washington county, son of Bethuel Day, who was a native of New Jersey, whence he removed to Washington county before the beginning of the present century. Here he married Parmelia Raynor, whose ancestors also emigrated from New Jersey, and to them were born nine children: Stephen, Elias, Sally, Bethania, Jonathan, Harold, Lemuel Fordham, Parmelia and Bethuel, all of whom are now deceased, Bethuel Day being the last of the family to pass away.
Bethuel Day devoted his whole life to his farm interests, and was known as one of the thorough, go-ahead, enterprising farmers in his section. He was an active Christian laborer, being looked upon as a leader in religious matters. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Day was married in 1842 to Clarissa Teagarden, a daughter of Samuel Teagarden, of Franklin township, Greene Co., Penn. The Teagarden family are of Prussian descent, the ancestors having come from Germany and located in Pennsylvania among its first inhabitants. For thirteen years after his marriage Mr. Day resided in East Finley township, but in 1856, removed to Morris township, and located on the Moses Winget place, about one-half mile west of Old Concord, where he resided at the time of his death, which occurred December 19, 1890. His widow still lives on the old home place. To Mr. and Mrs. Day were born nine children: Oliver, who died at the age of one year; Louisa Catherine, wife of Edmond McVay, of Greene county; Allison, who died when four years old; Jane Parmelia, wife of Oliver Core, of Old Concord; Miriam Frances, wife of Simpson Harvey, of Morris township; Missouri, wife of Wilbur Swaine, of Washington county; John Elwood, who is united in marriage with Miss Millie Sprowls, of West Finley township, and resides in Morris township; Emma Virginia, wife of Seaman W. Plants, of East Finley township, and Herschel, who died in infancy.
Text taken from page 1453 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed January 1997 by Neil and Marilyn Morton of Oswego, IL as part of the Beers Project.
Published January 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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