Edgar B. Day
Class of 1824
Compiled from Authentic Documents, and Published
For the Benefit of the
H. Byington Printer
(Original in Day-Rush-Murray Collection)
by Arlene Goodwin
Son of Orrin Day, Esq., of Catskill, New York---was born September 1, 1803. His Mother was Mary B. Hull, daughter of Eliphalet Hull M. C., of Greensfarms, Connecticut. His Grandfather, Stephen Day, of Wallingford, Connecticut, moved to Catskill at an early day.
Early education, at Catskill, under J. Whittlesy, and others and at Litchfield South Farms, under Rev. Wm. R. Weeks. Entered Dartmouth---but removed thence to Yale, and graduated with the Class. Studied Law at Catskill and at Litchfield, and was admitted to the Court in 1827---practiced Law till 1841, when he relinquished the profession, partly on account of weak eyes. Was engaged some time in Steam Transportation; is now Executor and Trustee of Estates, and Banker.
Has held no offices of honor and trust, except in the Church, Sabbath School, and Temperance Cause.
United with the Presbyterian Church, in 1831, and is an Elder in the Church.
Married in 1835 to Sophia A. Camp, of Sackett’s Harbor, N. Y.
Children four---all living at home, viz: Sophia Hale, Ella Mary, Isabel Hope Mosely, and Henry Edgar.
No events of special interest, and no marked change, except spiritually---his life, he says, “has been, on the whole, a happy and prosperous one,” and he feels prompted to exclaim, “Surely goodness and mercy have followed me all the days of my life.”