Abigail Cate Hayes
Portrayed By Christina Cox
Gender Female
Date of Birth May 18, 1854
Age 29
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Aliases Abi
Place of Birth Philadelphia, PA, USA
Occupation Apprentice Farrier / Artist / Teacher
Known Relatives Meredith Hayes (Mother), Ronald Hayes (Father), Adam Lee (Son), Elizabeth Lee (Daughter)
Significant Other Joshua Brown Lee (Husband) - Deceased


Abigail Cate Hayes was young when she became a woman, quite young. It was against her parents' wishes, Philadelphians by the names of Meredith and Ronald Hayes. Yet, there she was in the arms of Joshua Lee at the age of seventeen. Nine months later and she's having her first child, a boy she names Adam after her grandfather. Ronald Hayes is a Civil War veteran and as adventurous as he is, his Faith guides his hand as well, or at least the common sense employed by his beautiful wife.

The young surgeon, Joshua, married Abigail and took her out West. They settled in Springfield, Missouri. 1872 was a very fine and beautiful year for the three, Abi and Joshua, and little Adam. Joshua worked as a surgeon and town doctor with his own practice while Abigail tended to what property they owned. The two had a daughter by the end of '75. Other than her ability to take care of the children and home, she gained talents in artistry and imagination, using both to make small creations of wonders both paint and other-medium based.

Altogether, it was a perfected life until she was on the cusp of a twenty-fifth birthday.

She never knew Joshua dealt with narcotics and more clandestine forms of business. She never questioned where their money truly came from. There was trust and understanding to be had. However, that all changed when unscrupulous people began appearing around the homestead. Then, she was told: debts and missing products. Joshua would do the best he could, with what little he had left, fix everything for them.

That didn't happen.

Abigail Cate can some days recall the events in vivid detail and other times she blocks them out heavily. She remembers their faces, the ones who burnt down her life until there was little left. Her husband died that night, two shots to the chest, June Twenty-First, Eighteen Eighty. Trying to run and protect her children led to Abigail being raped and left for dead miles into the middle of nowhere, children taken from her. She tracked back to her home and salvaged what she could, and rather than head for the proper authorities or even family and friends, she took after those who had taken everything from her.

Four long weeks and then she took her revenge swiftly, cut down five members of the gang that had destroyed her life and in the following days claimed the last of them save for their supposed leader. They said they had ditched the children as dead weight, just like they had her, and she searched for days on end to no avail. Three graves were dug, two empty, and she left after the trail of the man that had taken everything of hers.

It was four long years in the making to get Abigail Cate Hayes to turn into the woman she is now: a touch of cold to a warm heart, a survivalist, etiquette framing a frontierswoman. She's a recent arrival to another town: Silver Creek, Colorado.

The tracks upon the heels of her target have grown cold.

Here's to whatever Fate has in store for the woman.

Timeline of Important Events

  • July 31, 1850 – Meredith Truth and Ronald Hayes marry, settling in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • April 20, 1852 – Older sister Meredith Hayes is born.
  • May 18, 1854 – Abigail Cate Hayes is born.
  • January 2, 1857 – Younger brother Robert Hayes is born.
  • December 31, 1858 – Younger sister Diana Hayes is born.
  • March 4, 1861 – President Abraham Lincoln enters office.
  • April 12, 1861 – American Civil War begins.
  • November 10, 1863 – Ronald Hayes is wounded in battle, returns home.
  • April 9, 1865 – American Civil War ends.
  • August 22, 1871 – Abigail meets, and is courted by, Joshua Lee.
  • September 1, 1871 – Abigail marries Joshua. They move to Springfield, Missouri.
  • April 30, 1872 – First son, Adam, is born.
  • December 12, 1875 – Daughter, Elizabeth, is born.
  • May 16, 1879 – Abigail discovers Joshua’s opium business deals.
  • June 21, 1880 – Joshua is murdered by business partners.
  • July 25, 1880 – Abigail kills five gang members responsible for Joshua’s death. In the following days, kills the rest but gang leader.
  • August 4, 1880 – Abigail digs two graves for her children, follows after Joshua’s last known business partner.
  • January 7, 1884 – Abigail winds up in Silver Creek, Colorado.
  • February 7, 1884 – Abigail turns to work, apprentices herself to Arden Ohls.
  • March 11, 1884 – Abigail and Arden find her Aiyana, an American Quarter Horse. Abigail has Arden name the mare.
  • March 25, 1884 – After heavy debate, Abigail decides to stay in Silver Creek with Arden.


  • "I can try. I mean, I don't mind, not at all, but I can try."
  • "You know, I could have helped with all of this."
  • "It's just that I grew used to waking up for my family and nothing more, or else, and now, sometimes, [the pain] gets worse."
  • "They haven't done much of anything negative thus far, I've my hopes that everything will continue along those lines."
  • "You're coming to bed soon, yes?"


  • Abigail keeps a journal regarding her past life: important dates, contacts’ information, and notes on surgery, herbal remedies, food recipes, the Apache, Cree, Navajo, Osage, and Spanish languages, and her life in-general with accurate sketches of various things from plants to people, to objects and tools.
  • Abigail has a holy bible translated into Cree, gifted to her by Arden.



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