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William Day, Sr

  • Birth 20 Jul 1714 Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 19 Aug 1777 Danby, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
  • Burial Danby, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
  • Memorial ID 86909483

William Day of Attleboto, Mass died 19 Aug 1777 at age 63 yrs.
His sons Samuel William Joseph and James were soldiers in the American Revolution. Sons Zebina and Anthony from 2nd wife were also soldiers.
William died 3 days after the battle of Bennington, is this a co-incidence, or was he stricken by typhod or was he shot by the Green Mountain Boys ???
The Battle conditions of the Revolution at Bennington would suggest that William Day being to old for the Battle succumbed to Typhod. This is probably the main reason there is no burial site. Anyone contacting Typhod would have been buried in a pit Grave among the many who succumbed to this disease. Historial facts that this was a mud infested, almost swamp, during this time period. e.g. No Roads, many of the trails were paths, travel was mainly by boat.

Battle of Bennington 17 Aug 1777

William Day 1714 - 1777, would have been a Tory, having been living in Vermont during the French & Indian Wars. 1754 - 1763. The east side of Vermont Land was given in Grants to individuals {New Hampshire Land Purchases} and the west side of Vermont Land was subdivided by Land Holders { 1764 New York claims} and sublet on a lease. Thus the feud of the Green Mountain Boys against New York State. The American Revolution placed farmers in the middle forcing them to choose, between the Patroit's, Tories and The Green Mountain Boys. William Day died 19 Aug 1777., his death is shaded in mystery, as the slotter that took place at Bennington of 17 Aug 1777. His Land was on the west side of Vermont in Rutland County.


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Gravesite Details 1.1776 Raids from Canada on Soldiers at Vermont, some were carried away to Canada until after the War, 2. 1777 Typhod was spread amoung the soldiers, 3. 1779 Raids from Canada again.

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  • Created by: glenstreet
  • Added: 17 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86909483
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Day, Sr (20 Jul 1714–19 Aug 1777), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86909483, citing Brown Cemetery, Danby, Rutland County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by glenstreet (contributor 47219576) .