Sunday, July 31, 2005

Quaker History/Quaker Schools

Furniture and reputation built to last

News & Observer/Raleigh/NC/USA/31-Jul-05

..It is uncertain how John Day came by his status and station in southeast Virginia, where he was recorded as a voting freeholder in the election of 1789. If his son's accounting of the family ancestry has any accuracy, he may have had a Quaker education. John Day Jr. recounts in letters in his mature years that his father was the illegitimate son of a white South Carolina plantation mistress and her coachman, to whom she "humbled herself." He names his great-grandfather as R. Day of South Carolina. ...


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