Stephen Day, farmer; P. O. Bradford; was born in Knox Co., Ohio., in 1840. William M. Day, his father, one of a family of four sons and one daughter, was born near Cincinnati, Hamilton Co.; he was a cabinet-maker by trade, but devoted the last twenty years of his life to farming. He was married to Margaret Trimble, of Knox Co., and by her had four sons and three daughters. His death occurred March 28, 1878, and his wife died the 16th of April of the same year. Stephen has made farming his life occupation; he remained at home till he grew up to maturity, receiving his education in the common schools. In 1862, he came to this State, and in 1864, entered the army as a member of the 147th O. N. G. after serving his time out in this regiment he enlisted in 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery and was identified with the Army of the Tennessee till the close of the war. After returning home, he finally located, in 1868, on Section 3, Range 4, of this township. His farm consists of eighty acres, on which he has established a large cider-mill of the most modern style; it has a capacity of 100 barrels per day (see card in directory). Mr. D. identifies himself with the Republican party his father was a strong Anti-slaver man, and used his utmost efforts to crush out slavery. Mr. Day was married February, 1866, to Jennie Maxwell, of this county, a daughter of Samuel Maxwell, an early settler. Two sons have been born to this union-William M. and Orrion O.

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