I wanted to let all you Day and Fountain family members know that the Bible of Thomas Clementh Day and Lucy Ann Fountain is in my keeping. It was handed down to me by my father, Walter Fountain Day, Jr., who received it from his father, Walter Fountain Day, son of Thomas Clementh Day.
The Bible is missing its front page and the first 42 pages of the Old Testament. However, the front page of the New Testament indicates that it was published in 1880 in New York by the American Bible Society. The Bible is in fragile condition and does not copy well. It is kept in a fire-proof safe. The family entries are as follows:
T.C. Day was united in marriage to Lucy A. Fountain Dec 25 1879
Walter F. Day was united in marraige to Nannie Phipp July 24th 1904
T. Ben Day was united in marriage to Bessie Billings Dec 27th 1905
Thos C. Day was Borned Jan 4th 1862
Lucy A. Day was Borned Oct 14th 1862
Clemmie Herman Day Was borned Jan 31st 1882
Walter Fountain Day was Borned Aug 8th 1883
Thomas Benny Day was borned November 17th 1884
Caldonia Estella Day was borned March 20th 1886
Charles Albert Day was borned 1st day of Jan 1888
Carlas Clenton Day was borned Feb 10th 1889
Roger Clayton Day was borned Apr 2ndd 1890
Clide Ruel Day was borned Feb 14 1892
James Layfayette Day was borned Nov 11th 1893
Royston Dowd Day was borned Sep 30th 1895
Roland Everett Day was borned Apr 3 1897
Maggie Bishop Day was borned Apr 14 1898
Jesse Uel Day was borned Dec 28 1899
Homer Truman Day was borned Dec 19 1901
Willie Annie Day was borned Sep 15 1903
Lewis Ernest Day was Borned July 19 1905
Lucy May Day was borned June 6th 1908
John F. Day Sr Borned July 7th 1818 Died December 17th 1880
Mary B Day was Borned about 1825 [insert says Mar 27, 1825] Died May 25th 1904
Mrs. M. M. Wheeless Borned Sep. 23, 1838 Died January 3, 1915
END OF ENTRIES
Yes, you counted 17 children. There was one more, the very first one, which died during the birth process. I don't know why the child wasn't entered in the Bible. I believe it was a boy. I do know that Lucy was told to never have any more children after the disaster with the first. She was too small.
T.C. and Lucy were married in Clarke County, AL. After Clemmie Herman Day was born, the family moved to Causbyville, Lauderdale Co, MS, where Walter, Ben (Thomas Benny), Dona (Caldonia), Charlie, Shug (Carlas), Roger, Clide, and Jim were born. Following Jim's birth, they moved to Kopperl, Bosque Co., TX, where they settled on a large farm outside of town a short walk from the Brazos River. Here they had the rest of the children.
Regarding the final entries:
John F. Day Sr. was John Franklin Day, son of John Day and Rebecca Taylor.
Mary B. Day was Mary Bishop Anderson, who was born in Wilcox Co, AL, to William Anderson and Elizabeth xxx (Yarborough?). William Anderson was the son of Jonathan Anderson and Mary Bishop.
Mrs. M.M. Wheeless was Margaret Melissa Creighton, born in Clarke Co, AL, to Hiram Creighton and Mary Thomas. Margaret Melissa married (1) William George Fountain in Clarke Co, AL, 16 Feb 1859; and (2) Henry T. Wheeless 13 Oct 1870. William George Fountain was born in abt 1822 in GA and died 22 Dec 1863 in Clarke Co, AL. He married (1) 20 Sep 1848 to Mary Elizabeth Allen and (2) Margaret Melissa Creighton.
I have additional information on this family. Many of them are buried in Kopperl Cemetery. I'll help you if I can.
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