Biography of Paul E. Day
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Day, Paul E., and Polly Blodgett, his wife, moved from Bennington, Vt., in the winter of 1814, to Genesee county, two and one-half miles west of Le Roy; in the spring of 1819 moved to Seneca county; left there the following year for Cohocton, Steuben county, now Patchinsville; in the spring of 1824 moved to the farm now owned by Charles F. Day. The children of Paul E. Day were Franklin E., born in 1810; Washington W., born 1812; William P., 1814; Jackson J., born 1816; Calpharnia, born 1819; Mary J., born 1821; Jonas B., born 1823; Laura L., born 1825; Riley, 1828. Franklin E. Day married Matilda Chase, daughter of Thomas Chase of Cohocton, January 2, 1836, and came into possession of the property at Patchinsville in the spring of 1838, where he resided until the spring of 1868, when he moved to Rochester, N. Y., where he now resides. His family consisted of two children, Orleans W., born October 30, 1838, died March 21, 1887; Mary M., born February 5, 1841; she married David M. Stuart, a Presbyterian clergyman, and resides at National City, Cal.; Orleans W. married Julia A. Mather, who was born at Geneseo, N. Y., January 21, 1836; he was engaged in mercantile business several years, subsequently moved on to the farm where our subject resides taking charge of it and the saw-mill. The first clothing mill was built by Paul E. Day in 1826, and rebuilt by Franklin E. Day in 1833; first saw mill built by him in 1841, rebuilt in 1853. Orleans Day's children were Charles Franklin, born January 2, 1862; William W., born July 31, 1869, and resides in Rochester, being corresponding clerk for Eastman's Kodak Works; Mary E., born May 12, 1872, wife of William Faulkner of Wayland; Harry W., born April 29, 1876, who is a student in the Medical College, Buffalo; Amelia M., born August 25, 1879, a student at Rochester Free Academy. Charles Y. Day married Addie H. Nichols, daughter of Edward Nichols of Batavia, December 11, 1884. He is the present owner of the farm and is engaged in farming and the lumber business.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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