Spotlight on The 'Stewart / Day ' Family
Portrait of the Stewart / Day family
Richard Stewart, his wife Annie Day, and their
daughter Alta Day in Calvin Township, Michigan.
Annie was the daughter of Isaiah Day and Martha Hawkes, the granddaughter
of Peter Day and Edith Archer, and the great-granddaughter of
Solomon Day and Julia Artis of Southampton County, Virginia.
The Day family of Southampton County most likely descended from
Mary Day, a White indentured servant woman of Northumberland
County, Virginia, who had a child by a free African American man in 1692.
Martha Hawkes was the daughter of Samuel Hawkes, a former slave.