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Jehiel T. Day
Jehiel T. Day was born near Mt.
Vernon, Knox county, Ohio, November 12, 1833. He was reared and grew to
manhood in his native place, receiving his primary education in Sloan's Academy,
of Mt. Vernon, which he completed
with a two years' course in Oberlin College. In his twenty-first year lie became a teacher in the district
schools, which occupation he alternated with farming, continuing to teach in
winter and farm in summer until the dark cloud of civil war hovered over
the land in the spring of 1861. In April of that year lie laid aside his
peaceful pursuits and offered his services in defense of his country, enlisting in
Company B, Fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for three months. At the
expiration of his term of service he again enlisted, this time casting his lot with
Company H, of the gallant Sixty -fifth Ohio, and served until honorably
discharged at the close of hostilities. He resumed teaching and farming in his Ohio
home, but remained only a short time, when he journeyed westward, and in
December, 1866, is found a citizen of Missouri, and early in January of the
next, year became a resident of Gallatin.
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