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Ira C. DAY, b. c1799 NY USA > Canada > MI USA > IA USA
Posted by: John Clement (ID *****1161) Date: February 01, 2012 at 15:37:51
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Surnames: DAY, SCOTT

I have Ira C. DAY who I believe was in the Nissouri/ Zorra townships area of Oxford County, Ontario, Canada. He left Oxford County for Michigan, USA about 1834. Here is what I have found so far.

I have searched and find only three with the surname DAY in "The Oxford gazetteer containing a complete history of the the county of Oxford from its first settlement" by Thomas S. Shenston [1862 : C.W. Hamilton].

1. Ira C. DAY was assessed for 200 acres of undeveloped Zorra township land in 1822, page 165. (Note: Since the land is undeveloped, Ira was probably not living on the site).

2. Joseph DAY was assessed for 94 acres of undeveloped land, 6 acres developed land, 2 oxen and 2 cows in 1822, page 201. (Note: With developed land, oxen and cows, Joseph probably was living on he site - could he be the father of Ira)?

3. E. DAY a school trustee in Nissouri township in 1839, page 79.

Note: I do not know if there is a realationship between these three, but it seems logical since the townships are close to each other.

In 1834 Ira C. DAY (of Calhoun County, Michigan, USA) married Rebecca SCOTT in Macomb County, Michigan (, film 979570). (Note: From this I conclude that Ira was previously married, perhaps in Oxford County or New York. How either marriage was terminated, I do not know).

In 1836, Ira C. DAY purchased land in Calhoun County, Michigan, USA. In the land records, he is identified as "Ira C. DAY of Oxford County, Upper Canada" (source US Bureau of Land Management )

In the 1850 US Census, Michigan, Van Buren County, Antwerp; Ira C. DAY, 51, born New York; Orin H. DAY, 18, laborer, born Canada (Note: Relationship between these two is not shown, but I conclude Ira had a son Orin, born about 1832 in Canada).

In the 1856 U.S. Iowa State Census; Ira C. DAY, 57, born New York; Isaac DAY, 28, born Canada West; Orrin H. DAY, 24, born Canada West (Note: Again no relationship shown, but I conclude the two youngest are sons of Ira).

From the above facts, it appears that Ira C.DAY migrated from New York to Oxford County, Ontario, Canada before 1822, became father of at least two sons, then migrated to Michigan, USA before 1834, then to Iowa before 1856.

One source that may be of help is not available to me: "The Day Family History, by Norm Johnson [1986]." It is my understanding that this work contains members of the DAY clan in Nissouri, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada.

The family of Ira and sons then would be:

Ira C. Day, born c1799 New York
Isaac Day, born c1828 Canada West
Orin H. Day, born c1832 Canada West

I am seeking confirmation that Orin and Isaac are sons of Ira C. DAY.

On the other hand, it is possible that Isaac and Orin are not sons of Ira, but rather related in some other way.

Any information on these three would be helpful.

John Clement, 14221 E Evans Ave Apt 403, Aurora CO 80014
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