|Birth: ||Jul. 7, 1794|
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 1868|
Rosannah, the daughter of Nicholas Tarter and Finwell Newberry-Henderson, married Henry Ballard Day on July 7, 1815 in Tazewell County, Virginia.
She was the mother of John Harvey, James, Nicholas Tarter, Jane (Newland), David E., Jesse Newberry, Henry B., and Mary Justice.
Rosannah's obituary appears courtesy of the Dayton Memorial Library.
Sudden Death of Mrs. Day, Mother of Dr. Day, of this City
Died, in this city yesterday, of heart disease, Mrs. ROSANNA DAY, aged nearly 74 years.
The above announcement will cause a feeling of sadness in many families of this city, who were acquaintances of the deceased, and who highly esteemed her for her kind heart, benevolent disposition, and unassuming piety.
Mrs. Day was born in Wythe Co., Va, July 8, 1794. At that early day, and for many years afterwards, the country was thinly populated, and the settlers were not unaccustomed to have their rights of possession disputed by wild beasts who still occupied most of the region. We remember to have heard the deceased relate numerous thrilling instances of frontier life which occurred during her younger days -- showing a remarkable memory -- reaching back to events of last century.
Mrs. Day was married and settled in that same locality, and raised a large family, having eight sons and daughters, all of whom are now living, and a large number of grand-children. Her husband died when the eldest of her children was but sixteen years old, but being a woman of energy and spirit, she remained on the farm on which they resided, and raised her children to adult age successfully. They all emigrated West when arriving at the proper age, and in 1847 Mrs. Day followed the last of them to Wisconsin, where she resided several years. She afterwards lived with another of her children in Kansas, and about ten years ago removed to Minnesota and has since resided in the home of her son, Dr. David Day.
Another of her sons, James Day, formerly resided in this city, but now lives in Hennepin County. We learn that he is confined to his home with illness. Her children are scattered from Minnesota to Oregon, and all occupy respectable positions in society.
Mrs. Day was apparently in the best of health at this time of her death, and to all appearance might have lived ten or fifteen years. The evening before her death she retired to rest in the full enjoyment of health. Yesterday morning she was called at the usual hour for breakfast, and not replying, some one went to her room to see why she did not come down. She was found to have risen from her bed as usual, and on going to the next room her lifeless body was found on the floor. She had apparently gone there to warm herself by the hot air register. Death must have been instantaneous and painless, as no unusual alarm was heard by the rest of the family. The cause was probably heart disease, as two or three evenings before she had complained of a pain in the breast, and it is supposed it was caused by the heart.
Mrs. Day was not unprepared for this sudden summons. She was an exemplary Christian, having been a devoted member of the Methodist church for 33 years. Her place in the sanctuary was seldom vacant, and the members of the Market Street church know how deep her attachment to her religion, and how sincere her piety. In many families in this city where she was accustomed to visit, her kind face and amiable disposition will long be remembered. Her remains are to be buried from Dr. Day's residence tomorrow fore-noon.
Henry Ballard Day (1787 - 1834)*
John Harvey Day (1816 - 1897)*
James Day (1818 - 1868)*
Nicholas Tarter Day (1820 - 1908)*
Jane Tarter Day Newland (1823 - 1889)*
David Henry Day (1825 - 1896)*
Jesse Newberry Day (1828 - 1893)*
Henry Ballard Day (1830 - 1900)*
Mary Justice Day Kimball (1833 - 1887)*
Plot: 25 3 E5
Created by: James Burke
Record added: Sep 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15573526