Portrait of a woman thought to be Aquilla Day, wife of Thomas Day.
Aquilla Wilson Day (1830- ) was the wife of Thomas Day, a renowned artisan, furniture maker, woodworker, and a free black living in North Carolina. They married on January 7, 1830. The couple spent their life together in North Carolina running Thomas's business. After Thomas's death, Aquilla moved to Wilmington, NC for a period of time.