Good to hear from you, Bill. I believe that you are working with the right family group: ALDY/ALDAY/ALLDAY. The family's Virginian origins are not completely clear because too many early family members were named "John." This family originated in Henrico Co., VA. John Perrin Allday of Burke Co., GA connects back to John Allday and Elizabeth Perrin of Virginia. There was a son named Perrin Allday. Thomas Elbert Allday also connects. Notably, as per your inquiry, the WARD family connects prominently to the ALLDAY family back in Virginia. Penelope was the daughter of James Ward. Perrin Allday was the Overseer of a Virginia plantation property belonging to Richard Ward about 1748-1749 along the Staunton River of Charlotte Co., VA. Richard Ward was the son of Capt. Seth Ward and Ann Hatcher. A Seth Hatcher later married Elizabeth Perrin Allday (widowed) and they relocated to Orangeburg, South Carolina, which is located just across the Savannah River from Burke Co., GA. Check this--a possible sibling to Mary Polly Allday: John Franklin Allday was born in 1809 in Burke Co., GA. John Franklin Allday married Mary or Margaret A. Harrison (who died in Cass Co., TX) and John F. was reportedly the son of John P. Allday and Penelope Ward. There is a close family connection to Josiah Allday who was a militia captain in the Augusta Division of Colonial Georgia from 1778 to 1784. Josiah apparently left the militia just before the Revolutionary War began. Josiah Allday married Anne Womack. I am a direct descendant of the Josiah Allday line--he is my fourth great-grandfather. Please tell me if you can connect further to these families.
Sincerely, Walter Goss, Montgomery, AL