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Jeremiah Day

Home Town:
New Preston, CT
Sarah Mills (1763)
Lucy Wood (October, 1770)
Abigail Noble (October 7, 1772)
Biographical Notes:
The Rev. Jeremiah Day was born in Colchester on January 25, 1737. He graduated from Yale College in 1756, following which he taught school for a short time before beginning Divinity school in December 1757. After a year and a half of study, Day began to have doubts about his calling and returned to teaching, this time in Esopus, New York.

In January of 1763, his brother Jonathan died and left Day a farm where Day then settled and where he married his first wife, Sarah Mills. While living and working on the farm, he managed to continue his academic interests as well as prominent positions in the local community (that of selectman of the town and a deputy to the General Assembly of the colony in 1767). When his first wife died, he returned to his religious studies and became a licensed ...

Other Education:
Yale College, 1756

Profession / Service
Religious Calling

Secondary Sources:
Day, Thomas Seymour. The Family of the Rev. Jeremiah Day of New Preston. New Haven, 1900.

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