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Abigal Day
Birth: Feb. 22, 1794
Orange County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 29, 1891
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA

Abigal was still living in Healdsburg, Sonoma Co., Calif. in June of 1880 at #7 Haydon St. after her husband Elias died in 1873.

She was mentioned in her son Stephen Day's Will that he made on July 18, 1890, and was either living or visiting with her granddaughter Dommoris (Day) Shrimplin in San Jose when she died. She is buried with "Dom" and her family in the Shrimplin plot at Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose, Calif. This would explain why there is a headstone in the Healdsburg Oak Mound Cemetery without a death date on it. She must have had her stone made the same time she had her husbands made when he died in 1873. Also on her death record at the Oak Hill Memorial Park Cemetery it says she died Dec. 29, 1891 at the age of 97 years, 10 months, and 7 days. This would make her birth date Feb. 22, 1794 not 1795 as it appears on the Healdsburg headstone picture. Unless she was 98 and not 97 when she died.
From the Santa Cruz Sentinel | May 2, 1889 | Thursday | pg. 3


A Lady in Santa Cruz Whose Relatives Were in the Revolutionary War.

In the rear of G. H. McKoy's residence on Garfield St. is a small house in which resides Mrs. Abigail Day, Mrs. McKoy's grandmother. Mrs. Day celebrated her ninety-fourth birthday on Feb. 22d of the present year. She was born in Orange county, New York, and vividly remembers the expressions of mourning in her native town when the news of Washington's death was received. She says that Washington was a man of the most upright character and wonderfully well liked, no one ever saying naught against him.

Mrs. Day never saw Washington, but has seen many people who have seen and talked with him. Her father-in-law was one of Washington's body guards, and his father was Washington's Commissary-General during the Revolutionary War. Their home was in Chatham, New Jersey. Whenever Washington was in the neighborhood he always stayed at General Day's house. Two of her husband's relatives died of fever in the South While carrying provisions for the patriots.

Once the British came within four miles of Chatham, and were stopped and defeated by the patriots. One of Mrs. Day's relatives participated in the that action. Mrs. Day has photographs of relatives who took part in the Revolutionary War.

After she married her husband he once showed her the trough in his father's barn where Washington used to feed his horses. Mrs. Day has a son residing in Cleveland, Ohio, who is seventy-three years old.
Family links: 
  Elias Day (1792 - 1873)
  Stephen Day (1815 - 1892)*
  Elizabeth M. Darr Renfew Day McElroy (1819 - 1887)*
  Sarah Jane Day Draper (1825 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: No Headstone for her at Oak Hill Memorial Park
Oak Hill Memorial Park
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Plot: Sec. "Q", Block 114, Lot 4, Grave 1
Maintained by: Clifford Laureno
Originally Created by: Susan Faught
Record added: May 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36657110
Abigal Day
Added by: Clifford Laureno
Abigal Day
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Abigal Day
Added by: Susan Faught
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Flowers in respectful memory of the wife of my 4th cousin 5 times removed.
- Emily Rocha
 Added: Apr. 6, 2014

- Clifford Laureno
 Added: Jun. 14, 2009
Rest in Peace great-great-great-great-grandmother.
- Clifford Laureno
 Added: Jun. 14, 2009
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