of Greene County, Pennsylvania
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.
History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.
Date of Transcription: 11 November 2008
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