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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


HARVEY DAY, a farmer and stock-grower of Franklin Township, was born in Greene County, Penn., June 17, 1831.  He is a son of Benjamin and Sarah (Tharp) Day, who were natives of New Jersey, and of German origin.  His father, who was a successful farmer, came among the early settlers of this county, where he spent the remaining portion of his life.  He died in 1861.  Harvey is the sixth in a family of eight children.  Having been reared on a farm, he naturally engaged in farming as his life work, and is now the owner of a well improved farm of 275 acres.  Mr. Day is a self-made mad, having started out in life with very little means.  He at one time met with a heavy loss by fire, in which his house and other building were completely destroyed.  He did not yield to this discouragement, however, but soon replaced them with neat substantial buildings.  In 1852 Mr. Day married Miss Louise, daughter of Nathan and Hannah (Carter) Bane, who were natives of Washington County, Penn.  Mr. and Mrs. Day’s children are: Sarah E., wife of J. A. Maple; Hannah J., wife of E. C. Kelsey; Nancy A., wife of Elias Piatt; May E. and Charles Benton.  Their parents are members of the Baptist Church at Ruff’s Creek, Penn.  Mr. Day is a Democrat, and has served as county auditor and school director of his township.  He takes a great interest in thoroughbred stock and has done much to improve the stock in Greene County.  He is a man of strong will power and unusual energy, to which his success in life may be largely attributed.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 11 November 2008
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