Day; b. circa 1743 (age
m. Abigail Woodward, age 19, daughter of Samuel
Woodward and Abigail Lamson,
14 Nov 1771 in the First Congregational Church, East Haven, CT;,,
d. 20 Oct 1783 in East Haven, CT, at age 40, of bilious fever (typhoid,
Woodward was born on 11 Jul
1752 in New Haven, CT.
She died on 3 Mar 1839 in Granby, CT, at age 86.
She was buried in Granby Baptist Cemetery (stone).
33:326, 13 November, 1773
William and Abigail Day, of New Haven, for £16, ½ of a piece of land in
East Haven at Longpoint, being about 6 acres to
Dan and Azariah Bradley. The land was bordered: N
- Jacob and Dan Goodhull and Stephen
Pardee: S - Stephen Morris: E - James Denison,
Stephen Thompson, and Dan, Isaac, and Simeon Bradley: W - William Robinson,
Jacob Goodhull and James Denison. This was the
other half of a parcel which was deeded to Dan and
Azariah Bradley the previous year by Abigail's mother, Abigail (Lamson)
Woodward for £26 (32:527, 21 April, 1772).
2:238, 29 May, 1798
Abigail Day, for Love and goodwill to Mary Landcraft
(daughter), 9 acres & 9 rods bounded on the East by Capt.
Woodwards land. Signed by Josiah Bradley and William Day (son).
3:318 29 May, 1798
The same day, George and Mary Landcraft deed
the rights to the same property for 1 shilling per year back to Abigail for
her natural life.
In the above deed, Abigail is said to be of East Haven, however, her
mother, Abigail (Lamson) Woodward, had died the
previous year in Granby and it is likely that Abigail was spending most of her
time in Granby.
The East Haven Register shows:
William Day, Oct 20,1783 at 40, bilious fever (b.
worth a shot:
Families of Early Hartford by Lucius Barber,
William Day, bap 24 Apr 1692, (1st Ch),d. Nov
25 (1st ch), 1768, bur Center Ch., m. Elizabeth
Andrews d/o Samuel Andrews and Elizabeth Spencer
*William Day Jr. bp Mch
30, 1718 (1st Ch), d. Oct 21, 1758 in Army (1st Ch), bur Center Ch
Samuel Day, bp Mch
13, 1719/20 (1st Ch), d. Dec 6 1778 bur Center Ch, m. Hannah Ashley
Elizabeth Day bp May 12, 1723 (1st Ch) d. Dec
7, 1778, bur Center Ch
Will of Elizabeth dated 1772 (not probated??) gives to Samuel, Joseph,
Jerusha (ch. of
* William Jr. would fit
for time place and family names, his brother Samuels family is shown with no
son named William.
Children of William1
Day and Abigail Woodward were as follows:
Day, b. 20 May 1773 in New
Haven, CT; m. Dorothy Dewey.
Day, b. 25 Jul 1775; m. George
Day, b. 29 Dec 1777 in New
Haven, CT; m. Lovina Dewey.
Day; b. 27 Mar 1780 in New
Haven, CT; m. Abigail Dewey,
daughter of Isaac Dewey and Dorothy (_____), 1807; d. 30 Dec 1863 at age 83.
Day; b. 1782.
b. 20 May 1773 in New Haven, CT;,
m., at age 22, Dorothy Dewey, daughter of Isaac Dewey
and Dorothy (_____), 16 Jun 1795 in Granby, CT;
d. 2 Apr 1818 in Granby, CT, at age 44; bur. in Granby Center Cemetery
Dewey was born circa 1776
(age at death).
She died on 30 Aug 1861 in Granby, CT, at age 85.
She was buried in Granby Center Cemetery (stone).
Samuel Day was born in New Haven
and, as a young man, moved to Granby with his mother, grandmother, and
brothers at some point between 1790 and 1795. They took up residence on what
would later be called Day Street and Samuel and his brother William married
sisters Dorothy and Abigail Dewey, daughters of their neighbor Isaac Dewey.
On the 19'th of June, 1795, Samuel entered his cattle markings as "Ear
mark is atop Cut in the off Ear & Slit in the Same & a
hapney the under Side of the Same". He was made a freeman at a meeting
on the 20'th of September, 1802.
Samuel stayed put and lived next to his brothers and in-laws until his
death in 1818 at the age of 44. He died in debt and the job of administrator
to the estate was declined by his widow and was taken by his brothers Joseph
and William. Samuel's mother, Abigail Day, purchased enough land from the
estate to pay off the debts.
Life must have been difficult for the widow, Dorothy. Seven of her eight
children were still alive and ranged in age from young adult to infant. She
continued to live among her relatives and probably received help from them but
times were hard for everyone in the early 1800's. Dorothy would outlive her
husband by over forty years and died in 1861 at the age of 85.
Children of Samuel W.2
Day and Dorothy Dewey were as follows:
Day, b. circa 1796; m. Josephus
Day, b. circa 1799; m. (_____)
Day; b. 1801; d. 20 Oct 1804 in
Granby, CT, at age 3 years , of croup (rattles);
bur. in Granby Center Cemetery.
Day; b. 1805; d. 26 Nov 1824 in
Granby, CT, at age 19 years; bur. in Granby Center Cemetery.
Day; b. 1806; m. Clarissa
Barnes (_____) 12 Mar 1862; d. 23 Apr 1863 in
Granby, CT, at age 57 years , of lung fever.
Day; b. circa 1809.
Day; b. circa 1814; m.
Elizabeth R. Gillett, daughter of Thomas
Gillett and Elizabeth Segar, 30 Oct 1834.
Day; b. circa 1818.
b. 25 Jul 1775; m. George Landcraft,
son of George Landcraft and Sarah
Jocelyn, 1794 in East Haven, CT; d. 10 May 1858 at age 82.
Landcraft was born in 1771
in East Haven, CT. He died on 16 Dec 1840 , at age 69.
Children of Mary2
Day and George Landcraft were
Landcraft; b. 1796; m. Joseph
Shepard, son of Joseph Shepard, 11 Dec 1825.
Landcraft; b. 1798; m. Mary A.
(_____); d. 15 Jan 1870.
Landcraft; b. 1800; m. Amanda
Frost, daughter of Samuel Frost and
Ruth Merriman; d. 9 Feb 1876.
Landcraft; b. 1803; m. Lyman
Potter of Hamden CT 25 Jun 1823.
Landcraft; b. 10 Oct 1806; m.,
at age 26, Al Russell, son of John Russell,
12 May 1833; d. 9 Apr 1860 at age 53.
Landcraft; b. 30 Nov 1808; m.,
at age 23, Russell Lanfair, son of Russell
Lanfair, 15 Feb 1832.
4. Joseph L.2
b. 29 Dec 1777 in New Haven, CT; m. Lovina
Dewey, daughter of David Dewey and
Lovina Holcomb; d. 3 Feb 1840 at age 62.
Dewey was born in 1782 in
Granby, CT. She died on 20 Jan 1813 in Granby, CT, shortly after the death of
Children of Joseph L.2
Day and Lovina Dewey were:
Day; b. 9 Jan 1813.
b. circa 1796;,
m. Josephus Messenger, son of Lemuel
Messenger and Abigail Lamson,
circa 1817; d. after 1850.
Messenger was born circa
1794 in West Granby, CT. He died in Feb 1834 in West Granby, CT, at age 40
years of Consumption. He was buried in West Granby Cemetery (no stone). He
also went by the name of Cephas.
Children of Betsey3
Day and Josephus Messenger were as follows:
Messenger; b. 2 Jul 1818 in
Granby, CT; m., at age 36,
Hannah Brown 22 Aug 1854 in Granby, CT.
Messenger; b. circa 1821 in
Granby (?), CT; m. Emily Russell 11 Nov 1846 in Simsbury, CT.
Messenger; b. circa 1825 in
m. (1) (_____) (_____); m. (2) Sarah Ann Winchell,
age 21, daughter of
Eli Winchell Jr. and Wealthy
Permelia Gillett, 30 Apr 1855 in Southwick, MA;,
d. 12 Aug 1889 in Granby, CT, of Phthisis Catarrha
West Granby Cemetery (no stone) Buried by the town, no stone.
Rensselaer F. was
more commonly known as
He was made a freeman on 4 Apr 1846.
Marries Sarah Ann Winchell April 30,
1855. He shows up on the 1860 Southwick MA. census along with Sarah,
his four year old son, Willis Irving, and his father-in-law and
mother-in-law. Twelve years later, Sarah, her son Willis Irving, and
her widowed mother Wealthy (Gillett) Winchell
come to Utica, NY apparently without Rensselaer Frank. Rensselaer
Messenger, s/o Josephus, dies at the age of Abt
66 in 1889, apparently poor as he is buried by the town. He is listed
as single at his death. Research in Hartford CT might show whether he
and Sarah were officially divorced.
iv. Lucy Ann
Messenger; b. between 1825 and
1830; m. Lewis P. Meyers.
Messenger; b. circa 1830.
Messenger; b. Dec 1832; d. 5
Mar 1833 in West Granby, CT, age 4 months.
b. circa 1799; m. (_____) Cadwell.
Children of Anna3
Day and (_____) Cadwell were:
Cadwell; m. Bernard Steel.
Society of the Founders and Patriots of America,
New Haven CT Vital Records,
CT: Order of Founders & Patriots, 1924), 286. Hereinafter cited as NHVR.
W. Baily, Early
Connecticut Marriages as Found in
Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800
(1968), 6:27. Hereinafter cited as Early Connecticut Marriages.
Dodd, compiler, East Haven Register (New Haven, CT: A. H.
Maltby & Co., 1824), 115. Hereinafter cited as
East Haven Register.
Lines Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven
(Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1984), 528, citing EHC.
Hereinafter cited as Families of Ancient New Haven.
East Haven Register.
Families of Ancient New Haven, 528, citing EHC.
528, citing NHV.
(Woodward) Day tombstone, Baptist Cemetery, North Granby Rd, Granby, CT;
Abigail w/o William Day d. 3 March 1839, age 89.
Families of Ancient
East Haven Register,
from Carol Laun (Salmon Brook Historical
Society, Granby, CT) to Norb Bankert, 26 May, 1998; In my
posession (N.B.). FGS of Isaac Dewey citing
First Church marriage record of Dorothy Dewey and Samuel W. Day.
(Dewey) Day tombstone, Center Cemetery, Granby, CT; Samuel W. Day stone, "Dorathy
his wife died August 30 1861, Æ 85".
Carol Laun to Norb Bankert, 13 April 1998.
Citing GLR 18:268 dated 30 August 1833. Abigail Day [grandmother], for love
and goodwill, to Betsey Messenger, Anna Cadwell,
Julia Day, Willis Day, Richard Day, and Denman Day [All
chldren of Samuel and Dorothy Dewey Day]: GLR 18-517, 3 Sep. 1833;
Josephus and Betsey Messenger to Denman Day. 9 acres in common and
undivided with Ann Cadwell, Julia Day, Willis
Day, Richard Day, and Denman Day [looks like an inheritance and proves
Betsey is a Day].
Messenger household, 1850 U.S. Census, Town of Granby, Hartford Co., CT, p.
158 (stamp), p. 345 (hand), Onondaga County Public Library, Syracuse, NY.
Betsey Messenger, age 54 (b.c. 1796).
household, unknown record type, Syracuse, NY, Onondaga County Public
Library, R. F. Messenger, age 35 (b.c. 1825).
U.S. Census, Town of Granby, Hartford Co., CT, p. 158 (stamp), p. 345
(hand). "Ransom" in the household of his brother, Wilson, also Joseph, and
his mother, Betsey. Age 26 (b.c. 1824).
of Marriage, Reuben F. Messenger, Sarah A. Winchell;
Vital records to 1850. Southwick 1771 - 1890, Marriage intentions 1818-1906,
author, Southwick, MA - Vital Records (n.p.:
n.pub.), 1-40, Ransler
F. Messenger 29, farmer, born and reside in Granby, CT, 2nd marriage, s/o
Josephus Messenge of Granby, CT, married 30 Apr
1855, Sarah A. Winchell, 22 born and reside in
Southwick, MA, 1st marriage, d/o Eli Winchell of
Vital Records: 1-504, Rensselaer Messenger died in Granby 12 Aug 1889, age
66, male, single, born and resides in Granby, laborer, died of Phthisis
Catarrhal, s/o Josephus and Betsey Messenger, Granby Town Hall, Granby,
Connecticut. Hereinafter cited as GVR.
record type, Syracuse, NY.
Williams and Carol Laun,
Granby CT Town Records Vols. I &
Salmon Brook Historical Society, 1986).