- Nancy Day is listed immediately under William Day in the Massachusetts State Census of 1855; she is 78 - 2 years older than her husband.
Question: What if Anna Poor is the first wife and Nancy is the second? If this is true, then the birth/date dates is known for the second wife, but not the first. Which is the mother of the children?
Death records for Bradford, Essex Co., show her as age 80 when she died of consumption. No parents are listed on the handwritten record.
A Nancy/Anna Poor born 21 Jan 1780 is the daughter of Samuel and Lydia Poor of Raymond, Rockingham Co., NH, as listed in the NH VR. -- Based on other records, this is not the same person as the Nancy Poor who married Capt. William Day.
The 1850 Federal Census shows that she was born in Mass and was 2 years older than her husband, which would put her birth in 1777. This coincides with the source citing the burying ground.
One source says her birth date is 25 May 1777, Bradford, Essex Co., Mass. - citing burying ground. The stone apparently says:
Capt. William Day
Died May 31, 1857
Aged 80 years
on the back of the grave is the inscription:
Rest dear Mother, Rest
Away from earthly care,
Ascend and dwell among the blest,
and live Forever there. [8, 10, 11, 12]
- Daughter Mary’s death cert. states her mother was born in NH