Aurilla Washburn

1817–1907 (Age 91)
New York, United States

The Life of Aurilla

When Aurilla Washburn was born on 6 January 1817, in New York, United States, her father, Rufus Washburn, was 26 and her mother, Aurillia Stevens, was 16. She married Chauncey Day in 1838. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Lysander, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1880 and De Peyster, St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 1900. She died on 27 December 1907, in Saint Lawrence, Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Woodworth Cemetery, Ruby Corner, Macomb, St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chauncey Day
Aurilla Washburn
Marriage: 1838
Marietta P Day
Cynthia E Day
Arvilla Adelia Day
Celynda Day
Dolly A. Day
Polly M. Day
Oliver Chauncey Day
Albert L. Day

Spouse and Children

    Chauncey Day





    Marietta P Day


    Cynthia E Day


    Arvilla Adelia Day


    Celynda Day


    Dolly A. Day


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Aurillia Stevens




World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 10

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 29

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Northern English: topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Washburn river in West Yorkshire, so named from the Old English personal name Walc + Old English burna ‘stream’. The river name is first recorded as Walke(s)burna in the early 12th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Aurilla A. Washburn Day

Birth: Jan. 6, 1817 Death: Dec. 27, 1907 Daughter of Rufus and Orilla Stevens Washburn. Gouverneur Free Press Jan 1, 1908 Mrs. Orilla Day The funeral of Mrs. Orilla Day, whose death occurred Friday …

Sources (3)

  • Orrilla Day in household of Chancy Day, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Orvilla Day in household of Chauncy Day, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Aurillia Day in household of Chancy Day, "United States Census, 1900"

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