Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Days in:
 • West Plain Cemetery
 • Norwich
 • New London County
 • Connecticut
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Thomas Wesley Day
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Oct. 17, 1843
Hancock County
Maine, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 1918
New London County
Connecticut, USA

The son of Henry Edmund Day and Abigail P. Gilley.

On his Civil War pension application documents, Thomas gives his birth year variously as 1843, 1844, and 1845. This caused some difficulty with his claim and he eventually stated that 1843 was the correct year of birth.

A private and farrier in the Civil War, Thomas enlisted in Company D, 1st Maine Cavalry on 1 September 1861 at Orland, Maine. Along with his company, he was mustered into federal service on 19 October 1861. He was mustered out of service at Petersburg, VA 1 August 1865 to date from 25 November 1864.

While he is not listed in Maine at Gettysburg as participating at the battle, he was present, but had been detached as an aide to General Philip Sheridan.

Over the years, he made his livelihood as a mariner, teamster, and farmer.

Married on 19 November 1869 to Amy Alice Champlin at the Montville (CT) Baptist Church.

Following the death of his first wife, he married Emily Irons Gillan, the widow of David W. Gillan and mother of his business partner, Walter Gillan. They were married circa 1907.

His granddaughter Ruth Day Tillinghast, who was born December 22, 1891, lived with him from the time she was a young girl until her marriage in 1907.

He was buried in West Plain Cemetery on 26 April 1918.

Special thanks to Nate Bramlett for creating this memorial.

Family links: 
  Amy Alice Champlin Day (1845 - 1888)*
  Susie Eva Day Merriman (1871 - 1946)*
  Lora Gardner Day Owston (1874 - 1953)*
  Lydia D. Day Gorton (1875 - 1931)*
*Calculated relationship
West Plain Cemetery
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Maintained by: Dr. James M. Owston
Originally Created by: Nate Bramlett
Record added: Jan 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24282947
Thomas Wesley Day
Added by: Nate Bramlett
Thomas Wesley Day
Added by: Dr. James M. Owston
Thomas Wesley Day
Added by: Dr. James M. Owston
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Jennifer
 Added: Jan. 25, 2010
Rest in Peace from a great-grandson.
- Dr. James M. Owston
 Added: Nov. 11, 2009

- nancy murray
 Added: Oct. 28, 2009
There is 1 more note not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service