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Lucinda Day, Jonathan Fuller, Lapeer Co.Michigan
Posted by: Michael Perry (ID *****8386) Date: June 21, 2011 at 15:26:06
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While researching my 3rd great-grandparents, Lucinda Day and Jonathan Fuller…a conflict occurred in Lucinda’s parentage. I am hoping someone may have primary source information, and would share the information.

Lucinda Day was b. circa 1 Jul 1811 in New York (maybe DePeyster. St Lawrence Co.). She married about or before 1837, Jonathan Fuller b.14 Jun 1806 New York (s/o Joshua Fuller and Mary Button). Jonathan d. 10 Apr 1884, and Lucinda d. 28 Dec 1885…Both are buried in the Bird cemetery, Elba Twp. Lapeer Co. Michigan (not Missouri as many have erroneously reported in their trees) I have been to the graves and have photos.

At the Familysearch.org site hosted by the LDS church. I found a death return for the County of Lapeer, Michigan for Dec 28,1885 Mrs. Jonathan Fuller, widow, Elba (place of death) age 74. Her parent are listed as Joshua Day and Lucinda Day of DePeyter, NY.

Here is where the conflict begins:

I found in the Lapeer County MI Archives Biographies Author: Chapman Bros. (1892) a section on Jeremiah Winn who married in 1875 Aura Fuller, she was b.6 Oct 1847 in the town of DePeyster, St. Lawrence County, N. Y. She is a daughter of Jonathan and Lucinda (Day) Fuller. They were farmers in New York and moved with their family to Michigan in 1857, settling in Oregon Township, Lapeer County, where they purchased and cleared a tract of wild land.

Mrs. Winn's (Aura Fuller) maternal grandfather was David Day, a farmer and a native of New York. Betsey Day, his wife, and the grandmother of our subject was born in 1791 at Sandgate, Vt., and went to DePeyster Township, N. Y., as a pioneer. We give extracts from a newspaper clipping which shows Mrs. Betsey Day to have been a remarkable old lady. She is one of the oldest if not the oldest resident of St. Lawrence County and went with her family there in 1802, making the trip around through Canada, there being no roads at that time through what was known as the Great Chateaugay woods. She has resided in DePeyster seventy-seven years and has ten children now living. Her eldest daughter is seventy years old. She has seventy grandchildren and thirty-five great-grandchildren. Her marriage with Mr. Day proved to be the first wedding of a white couple residing in what is now the town of DePeyster. Mr. Day always told his children that he married the prettiest girl in DePeyster and when they pressed their mother to know if it was true she replied that she thought it was, for she was the only girl in the town at that time. She is now living with her son, .Joshua Day. Her faculties are wonderfully preserved and her memory perfect.

Does anyone have information on Joshua Day and Lucinda…or David Day and Betsy Bristol??? The two secondary sources above have both sets of parents for Lucinda Day.

I found a few family trees posted for David and Betsy, but none have Lucinda listed….however according to these trees the youngest child was born in 1809, with the second child born 1816. The 7 year gap between is where Lucinda’s 1811 birth falls.

I have not found much on Joshua & Lucinda.

Any help would be appreciated.


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