Gazlay Family History
 

Family HistoryFamily History - Dr. Henry Champion Gazlay

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Key:1.“+” preceding a child’s name indicates the child has their own paragraph in the next generation.
 2.“born xxxx” indicates the child is under 18 years of age and the birth date is known but withheld.
This family history features Dr. Henry Champion Gazlay and 27 of his descendants down to the fourth generation.


First Generation
1. Dr. Henry Champion Gazlay,1 born 1 August 1818 in Otsego County, New York, the son of Jacob Gazlay and Mary Champion;1, 2, 3, 4 died 19 March 1900 in Creston, Iowa.5 Henry married, first, 24 October 1842 in Truxton, Courtland County, New York, Sabra Elvira Cornwall3 (born 5 April 1821 in Truxton, Courtland County, New York, the daughter of Elihu Cornwall and Polly Waters;1, 3 Sabra died 14 August 1859 in Homer, Cortland County, New York3, 6, 7). Henry married, second, 21 February 1860 in Cortland, New York, Catherine Malvina Bolles3, 5 (born 6 October 1828 in Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut, parents not determined;2, 3 Catherine died 13 January 1876 in Cortland, New York3, 6). Henry married, third, 12 September 1876 in Cortland, New York, Mary Ann (née Baldwin) Brabrook3 (born 7 November 1838 in Delhi, Delaware County, New York, the daughter of Norman Baldwin and Mary Ann ‘Polly’ Robinson;2, 3, 4, 8, 9 Mary died 25 November 18908, 9). Henry married, fourth, 2 November 1896, Martha Eliza (née Wright) White19 (born October 1850 in Jefferson County, New York, the daughter of James Wright and Jane Brennan;10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Martha died 29 January 1922 in Cortland, New York10). Henry is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, Cortland County, New York.6 Sabra is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, Cortland County, New York.5 Catherine is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, Cortland County, New York.5 Mary is buried in Cortland Rural Cemetery, Cortland, Cortland County, New York.8 Martha is buried in Cortland Rural Cemetery, Cortland, Cortland County, New York.10

From The Champion Genealogy: "H. Champion Gazlay, M.D., began his study of medicine in 1838, and two years later entered upon his practice. During the winters of 1949 and 1850 he attended the Central Medical College in Syracuse, N.Y., from which he was graduated in March 1850. In 1863 he entered the Eclectic College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa., and he was graduated on March 16, 1864. Dr. Gazlay has been coroner of Cortland County for four terms, and for four years has held the appointment of examining surgeon under the Pension Act of 1862. He resides in Cortland, N.Y."3

Dr. Gazlay’s fourth marriage was announced in the Cortland Evening Standard:19


That stalwart Republican, Dr. Henry Champion Gazlay, anticipating the election of McKinley and the coming of a season of prosperity took steps Monday toward increasing his domestic happiness along with his patriotic rejoicing and was married at 3 o’clock that afternoon at the home of the bride at McGrawville to Mrs. Martha Eliza White. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. J. Cowles. Many friends will tender congratulations.


Dr. Gazlay’s obituary provides additional details of his life:20

Dr. Henry C. Gazlay.

The remains of Dr. Henry C. Gazlay, who died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. H. Hollenbeck, in Creston, Ia., are expected to arrive in Cortland Thursday morning and the funeral will be held at the home of his son, Mr. H. W. Gazlay, 138 Groton-ave., Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock.

Henry C. Gazlay was born in South Edmeston, Otsego Co., eighty-two years ago. In 1864 he came to Cortland from Homer, where he had lived for a number of years and took up the practice of the late Dr. H. A. Bolles, who at that time gave up his active practice to devote his time to lecturing. Dr. Gazlay was four times married and three children by his first wife, who was Sabra E. Cornwall of Truxton, survive him. These are Miss Achsa M. Gazlay of Cortland; Mrs. Mary C. Gazlay Hollenbeck of Creston, Ia., and Mr. H. W. Gazlay of Cortland.

The doctor’s health has been failing for some time and in November, 1899 he went to Creston, Ia., to the home of his daughter, where he remained till the time of his death.

Another obituary, in the Brookfield Courier, quoting the Creston (Ia.) Gazette, provides more details:21

Died, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. H. Hollenbeck, in Lake View, March 19, of apoplexy, Dr. H. C. Gazley, aged 81 years and 7 months. Short funeral services were held at the home Tuesday evening, Dr. D. P. Breed officiating, and Mr. Hollenbeck left on No. 2 Tuesday night with the remains, for Cortland, N. Y., where interment will take place. Dr. Gazley was a retired physician. For many years he practiced medicine at Cortland. He came to Creston last November to make his home with the family of his daughter. Thursday afternoon Dr. Gazley was stricken with apoplexy, and being unconscious until death. Dr. Gazley was a prominent citizen of Cortland. He was a Mason and a member of the Congregational church. Since coming to Creston Dr. Gazley has made a number of warm friends. He was a gentleman of excellent character and very fine attainments. He has a brother, Miles M. Gazley of South Edmeston, N. Y. –Creston (Ia.) Gazette, March 22.

The Cortland Democrat provides a brief obituary:22


Tuesday, Mrs. Henry C. Gazley, who for some time past has been a great though patient sufferer from a combination of dropsical and tumorous affections, died at her home 54 Clinton avenue from which the funeral services will be at 10 A.M. Friday.


 2i. Achsa Malvina Gazlay, born 3 October 1843 in New York;1, 3 died ca. 1918.23 Achsah was a dressmaker, and she had an establishment on North Church Street in Cortland.5 She was an active member of the First Presbyterian church of Cortland, New York. She was one of the organizers and a past president of the Cortland County Home Department Union of the Sunday-school.23 A longer obituary provides additional details:24 Death of Miss A. M. Gazlay A Life Long Resident of Cortland Passed Away at the Home Miss Achsa M. Gazlay, who has been a resident of the Home for Aged Women since last May, died at the home at 7 o’clock this morning, aged 75 years. She was a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Gazlay, late of Cortland. Since coming to the Home she has been in frail health, though until quite recently, able to be about and occasionally to visit Cortland friends. A rather sudden weakening of the heart was the immediate cause of her death. A nephew survives her. Miss Gazlay had been since 1867 a member of the First Presbyterian church of Cortland, from which she has received much thoughtful consideration. She was one of the organizers and was president till her death of the Cortland County Home Department union of the Sunday-school, and was the superintendent of the Home department of her own church from its beginning till the day of her death. Her pastor, the Rev. Carl W. Scovel, will conduct the funeral services, at the Home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.
+3ii. Mary Celestia Gazlay, born 10 January 1846 in New York; died 14 January 1919 in Creston, Iowa. Married Alexander Hamlin Hollenbeck.
 4iii. Sarah Ann Gazlay, born 19 December 1848 in New York;1, 6 died 8 October 1850.6 Sarah is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, Cortland County, New York.6
 5iv. Evangaline Gazlay, born 26 July 1852;6 died 8 February 1860 in Homer, Cortland County, New York.6, 7 Evangaline is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, Cortland County, New York.5, 6
+6v. Henry Willis Gazlay, born 26 November 1854; died 22 February 1934 in Dayton, Texas. Married (1) Alice Carrie Johnston Married (2) Kate K. (née Child) Kiplinger Married (3) May Foster.
 7vi. Clara Ophelia Gazlay, born 4 April 1857;6 died 22 November 1859 in Homer, Cortland County, New York.6, 7 Clara is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, Cortland County, New York.5, 6
 8i. Leslie Howard Gazlay, born 28 December 1860;6 died 1 July 1861.6 Leslie is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, Cortland County, New York.5, 6
 9ii. Victor C. Gazlay, born 24 September 1862;6 died 18 February 1863.6 Victor is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, Cortland County, New York.5, 6

  1. U.S. Federal Census, 1850, New York, Cortland County, Truxton, Page Nos. 131, 132, family of Elihu Cornwell (60, Conn., farmer); Lydia Cornwell (53, Conn.); H. C. Gazley (31, NY, b. physician); Sabury [sic] Gazley (29, NY); Ann Cornwell (13, NY); Achsey [sic] Gazley (6, NY); Mary Gazley (4, NY); Sarah Gazlay (1, NY).
  2. New York State Census, 1875, Cortland County, Cortland, First Election District, East of Church St., Page 6, family of Henry C. Gazley (57, Otsego, farmer); wife Catherine M. Gazley (47, Connecticut); border Elizabeth Bishop (71, Connecticut, widow). Living a few houses away is Mary A. Brabrook (39, Delaware [County], widow) with several borders in her household. Mary would become Henry’s third wife.
  3. Genealogy, The Champion Genealogy: A History of the Descendants of Henry Champion, by Francis Bacon Trowbridge, New Haven, 1891. Library of Congress Local History and Genealogy Reading Room.
  4. Origin, History, and Genealogy of the Buck Family, by Cornelius B. Harvey, Esq. 1889: J. J. Griffiths, Steam Book and Job Printer, Jersey City, N.J. Digitized copy available at archive.org.
  5. Gazlay History, compiled by Margaret Howe in 1955-1956 (copy available at Gazlay Family History - Sources). Margaret Howe indicated that the document is "based on material my mother Inez L. Gazlay collected, but never lived to edit. Her material has just been copied and explains the more extensive material on generation V and VI. Other information has been added which I found from numerous sources." Unpublished, 29 pages. Several differences in dates have been found between this document and others, especially A Genealogy of the Leavenworth Family; the latter is considered the more accurate source.
  6. Cemetery Monument Transcription, Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, New York: Dr. Henry C. Gazlay. Transcribed and typewritten by Herman and Florence Gazlay, June 1958. Copy in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  7. U.S. Federal Census, 1860, New York, Cortland County, Homer, Mortality Schedule, Page No. 1, Sabra E. Gazlay (38, New York, died Aug. [1859], consumptive fever, ill for 7 months); Clara A. Gazlay (8, New York, died Nov. [1859], consumptive fever, ill for 2 months); Evangeline Gazlay (7, New York, died Feb. [1860], consumptive fever, ill for 6 months).
  8. Find a Grave (website). Cortland Rural Cemetery, Cortland, Cortland County, New York; Mary Ann Baldwin Gazley: Mary Ann Baldwin / Wife Of / H. C. Gazley / Died Nov. 25, 1890 / Aged 52 Years / Esther E. Baldwin / Wife Of / Smith Clark / Died Mar. 13, 1887 / Aged 35 Years [from gravestone]. The record indicates: born: 7 November 1841 [other records say 1838 which would agree with the age on her gravestone]; died: 25 November 1890; married: (1) William Braybrook and (2) Henry C. Gazley.
  9. Genealogical and Family History of Central New York, compiled under the editorial supervision of William Richard Cutter, A.M., Volume III. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1912. Electronic version available at Internet Archive (website).
  10. Find a Grave (website). Cortland Rural Cemetery, Cortland, Cortland County, New York; Martha Eliza Gazley, born: October 1850; died: 29 January 1922 [from record, which also provides a brief death announcement from The Cortland Democrat that inicates her age as 71 years and 3 months]. Also: Eliza White Gazley / 1850-1922 / Marjorie H. Morse / 1894-1917 / Allie Morse / 1870-1940 [from grave marker]. [Based on other records, Martha Eliza was previously married to a Mr. White; their daughter Allie married Fred M. Morse, and had three children, the oldest being Marjorie H. Morse, who married Joseph O’Mara.]
  11. New York State Census, 1865, Jefferson County, Alexandria, Page 29, family of James Wright (44, Ireland, laborer); wife Jane Wright (44, England, 6 children); child Richard Wright (18, Jefferson, male, clerk); child M. E. Wright (17, Jefferson, female); child G. A. Wright (14, Jefferson, femalie); child E. Wright (11, Jefferson, female); child G. F. Wright (6, Jefferson, male).
  12. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, New York, Jefferson County, Town of Alexandria, Page 53-54, family of Henry A. White (30, New York, retired merchant); Eliza White (20, New York); George L. White (28, New York, laborer). They are living near Eliza’s and Henry’s parents/families in separate households.
  13. New York State Census, 1875, Jefferson County, Town of Theresa, Page No 26, family of H. A. White (33, Jeff., farm); wife Eliza White (25, Jeff.); daughter Almira White (4, Jeff.); son Fred White (2, Jeff.); servant Kate Ecker (19, Jeff.).
  14. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, New York, Jefferson County, Theresa, Enumeration District 144, Page No 25D, family of Henry White (39, New York, farmer); wife Eliza White (29, New York); daughter Allie White (10, New York); son Fred White (7, New York); brother George White (37, New York, blind).
  15. New York State Census, 1892, Cortland County, Cortlandville, First ED, Page 4, Eliza M. White (42, laborer); Fred A. White (20).
  16. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New York, Cortland County, City of Cortland, Enumeration District 93, Sheet No. 13A-B, family of Martha E. Gazlay (48, New York, Oct 1851, widow, 2 children, 2 living); daughter Lualley Morse (26, New York, Aug 1873, 3 children, 3 living, spools wire, married 7 years); son in law Fred Morse (26, New York, Apr 1874, telegraph oper., married 7 years); son Fred White (25, New York, Aug 1874, loop maker); grand daugh Margery Morse (3 [overwritten 5], New York, Aug 1896); grand daugh Gladdice Morse (3, New York, Aug 1896); grand daugh Collina Morse (2, May 1898, New York).
  17. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, New York, Cortland County, Cortland City, Enumeration District 118, Sheet No. 8A, Family of Eliza Gazley (59, New York, widow, 2 children, 2 living); daughter Allie Morse (38, New York, married 20 years, 3 children, 3 living, spooler, wire mill); son Fred White (34, New York, woodworker, wagon shop); grand daughter Margorie Morse (15, New York); grand daughter Gladys Morse (13, New York); grand daughter Collina Morse (11, New York).
  18. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New York, Cortland County, Cortland City, Enumeration District 13, Sheet No. 6A, family of Martha E. Gazley (69, New York, widow); daughter Allie L. Morse (49, New York, widow, seamstress, corset factory); son Fred A. White (47, New York, wood worker, trunk co.).
  19. Marriage Announcement, Cortland Evening Standard, Cortland, New York, 4 November 1896, marriage of Dr. Henry Champion Gazlay and Mrs. Martha Eliza White on 2 November 1896.
  20. Obituary, Cortland Standard, Cortland, New York, available at www.fultonhistory.com, 20 March 1900, Dr. Henry C. Gazlay, died 19 March 1900 in Creston, Iowa. The article provides vital and biographical details and the names of his first wife and his children.
  21. Obituary, Brookfield Courier, Brookfield, Madison County, New York. Available at www.fultonhistory.com. Dr. H. C. Gazley [sic], died 19 March 1919. The article provides brief biographical details.
  22. Obituary, The Cortland Democrat, Cortland, New York, available at www.fultonhistory.com, Mrs. Henry C. Gazlay, died 25 November 1890.
  23. Obituary, Unidentified and undated newspaper clipping, Achsa M. Gazlay, died aged 75 years. Clipping in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  24. Obituary, Cortland Standard, Cortland, New York, available at www.fultonhistory.com, 22 March 1919, Death of Miss Achsa M. Gazlay. The article provides vital and biographical details.
Second Generation
3. Mary Celestia Gazlay2 (Henry1), born 10 January 1846 in New York;1, 2, 3, 4, 5 died 14 January 1919 in Creston, Iowa.6, 7 Mary married, 31 December 1873 in Cortlandville, New York, Alexander Hamlin Hollenbeck3, 4, 5, 14 (born 8 August 1846 in Tully, New York, the son of Isaac Hollenbeck and Lydia M. Bennett;2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Alexander died 28 March 1927 in Page County, Iowa13). Mary and Alexander are buried in Graceland Cemetery, Creston, Union County, Iowa.13, 6, 7

Mary’s obituary provides an interesting summary of her life:7


Death of Mrs. Hollenbeck

Mother of Miss A. M. Gazlay of Homer Has Passed Away

Mrs. Mary Celestia Gazlay Hollenbeck, wife of A. H. Hollenbeck who died at her home in Creston, Ia., on Tuesday, Jan. 14, and who was a former resident of Cortland county, was born in Fabius, N. Y., Jan. 19, 1846, and was the daughter of Henry Champion Gazlay and Sabra E. Cornwall. The family later moved to Truxton and afterwards to Homer, N. Y. Here she was graduated from the Cortland academy. Later still she moved with the family to Cortland, N. Y., and on Dec. 31, 1873, she was married to A. H. Hollenbeck of Belvidere, Ill.

After graduating at Homer and before her marriage, Mrs. Hollenbeck taught for two years. She was a proficient French scholar, a lover of all literature and kept in touch with the progress of the world.

Mr. and Mrs. Hollenbeck resided at Belvidere until 1892 when they moved to Creston, Ia., which has since been their home. Her illness began two years ago and from the first has tested the skill of the best physicians, and the tender care of her family was availing and on Tuesday morning, Jan. 14, 1919, her freed spirit passed into the “beautiful beyond.”

The funeral services were held at her home Thursday afternoon, Jan. 16, Rev. C. C. Harris of the Congregational church officiating. There was no formal discourse, but comforting passages of Scripture were read, followed by earnest remarks and a sincere prayer. Tenderly they carried out the casket covered with the flowers she had always loved so much and now she sleeps in the painless, aimless sleep that knows no waking in a quiet spot in Graceland. The bearers were Messrs. Scott Armstrong, James Gautt, H. L. Royce, J. M. Miller, J. W. Stratton and George Ide. Mrs. Hollenbeck is survived by her husband, one daughter Mrs. W. P. Tracy of St. Joseph, Mo., one sister, Miss Achsa M. Gazlay of Homer, one brother, W. H. Gazlay of Dayton, Texas, and one grandson, Walter C. Tracy. One son, a promising young man of 21 years preceeded the mother’s death sixteen years ago. Neither the brother nor the sister were able to be present at the funeral, but the son-in-law, W. A. Tracey, and the grandson, W. C. Tracey, were there in St. Joseph.

Mrs. Hollenbeck was a woman of rare culture and beautiful character. She became a Christian early in life and when she removed to Creston she aligned with the Congregational church and was a constant and faithful attendant until her fatal illness began.


 10i. Eva May Hollenbeck, born 11 February 1876;5 died 28 July 1876.5
 11ii. Ralph Gazlay Hollenbeck, born 14 June 1879 in Delavan, Illinois;2, 3, 5, 15 died 9 February 1901 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.15, 16 Ralph was born in Delavan, Illinois, June 14, 1879, came to Adams County, Illinois, in 1881, and in 1892 moved to Creston, Iowa, where he attended high school. In 1899 he entered the Art Conservatory at Chicago, where he was attending when he was stricken with and underwent an operation for appendicitis. He died shortly after the operation. He was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Creston, Iowa.15 Ralph is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Creston, Union County, Iowa.16
+12iii. Grace Mae Hollenbeck, born 29 July 1880 in Illinois; died before March 1948. Married Walter P. Tracy.

6. Henry Willis Gazlay2 (Henry1), born 26 November 1854;5, 17, 18, 19 died 22 February 1934 in Dayton, Texas.17, 20, 21 Henry married, first, 21 December 1882 in Normal, Illinois, Alice Carrie Johnston19, 24, 25 (born 21 June 1857 in Bloomington, Illinois, the daughter of John Johnston and Eleanor Gibson Cairns;5, 18, 19, 22 Alice died 8 March 190122, 23). Henry married, second, 31 March 1909 in Benton, Iowa, Kate K. (née Child) Kiplinger30 (born 6 June 1868 in Illinois, the daughter of Aaron P. Child and Emily L. Babcock;26, 27 Kate died 10 November 1937 in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado28, 29). Henry married, third, ca. 1925, May Foster31, 32 (born ____, parents not determined). Henry is buried in Linney Cemetery, Dayton, Liberty County, Texas.20 Alice is buried in Cortland Rural Cemetery, Cortland, Cortland County, New York.22 Kate is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Creston, Union County, Iowa.28

Mrs. Kate Kiplinger was among the members of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor listed in Century Chest Transcription 41, which was dated 4 August 1901. It is part of the contents of the Century Chest which was opened 31 December 2001.33


 13i. Pearl Alice Gazlay, born 13 October 1884 in Bloomington, Illinois;5, 18, 19 died 6 August 1950 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York.34, 35 Pearl was a nurse at the Veteran's Memorial Hospital, Ellenville, and also served as a private nurse. A resident of 10 Warren Street, Ellenvllle, she was a member of the Ellenville Reformed Church, Daughters of America, Rondout Valley Council, 110, of Ellenville.35 Pearl is buried in Fantinekill Cemetery, Ellenville, Ulster County, New York.35
+14ii. Percival Willis ‘Percy’ Gazlay, born 31 July 1886 in Erie, Kansas; died 10 October 1970 in Accord, New York. Married Jennie Anderson.
+15iii. Henry Johnston ‘Harry’ Gazlay, born 13 June 1888 in Cortland, New York; died 10 May 1967 in Flushing, Michigan. Married Jessie Freer.
+16iv. Herman Champion Gazlay, born 12 July 1890 in Cortland, New York; died 20 October 1980 in Kerhonkson, New York. Married Florence Smith.
+17v. Leo Cornwall Gazlay, born 7 October 1892 in Cornwall, Dutchess County, New York; died 18 May 1956 in Kerhonkson, New York. Married Maude Gertrude Bush.
+18vi. Carl Morton Gazlay, born 23 February 1895; died 17 October 1989. Married Clio Lois Quick.

  1. U.S. Federal Census, 1850, New York, Cortland County, Truxton, Page Nos. 131, 132, family of Elihu Cornwell (60, Conn., farmer); Lydia Cornwell (53, Conn.); H. C. Gazley (31, NY, b. physician); Sabury [sic] Gazley (29, NY); Ann Cornwell (13, NY); Achsey [sic] Gazley (6, NY); Mary Gazley (4, NY); Sarah Gazlay (1, NY).
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, Illinois, Tazewell County, Delavan Village, Enumeration District 245, Page No. 7, family of A. H. Hollenbeck (33, New York, retired merchant); wife Mary C. Hollenbeck (32, New York); son Ralph G. Hollenbeck (11/12, Illinois, Jan.).
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Iowa, Union County, Creston, Enumeration District 131, Sheet No. 15A, family of Alexander Holenbeck (53, New York, Aug 1846, grain dealer); wife of 26 years Mary Holenbeck (53, New York, Jan 1847, 2 children, 2 living); son Ralph Holenbeck (20, Illinois, June 1879, artist); daughter Grace Holenbeck (19, Illinois, July 1880).
  4. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, Iowa, Union County, Creston City, Enumeration District 144, Sheet No. 15B, family of Alexander H. Hollenbeck (63, New York, merchant); wife of 36 years Mary C. Hollenbeck (63, New York, 3 children, 1 living).
  5. Genealogy, The Champion Genealogy: A History of the Descendants of Henry Champion, by Francis Bacon Trowbridge, New Haven, 1891. Library of Congress Local History and Genealogy Reading Room.
  6. Find a Grave (website). Graceland Cemetery, Creston, Union County, Iowa, Mrs. A H Hollenbeck, born: unknown; died: January 1919 [from record].
  7. Obituary, Cortland Standard, Cortland, New York, available at www.fultonhistory.com, 22 January 1919, Death of Mrs. Hollenbeck, Mary Celestia Gazlay Hollenbeck. The article provides vital and lengthy biographical details and the names of her parents, husband, daughter, siblings, and a grandson.
  8. U.S. Federal Census, 1850, New York, Onondaga County, Tully, Page 338, family of Isaac Hollenbeck (35, New York); Lydia M. Hollenbeck (33, New York); daughter Sarepta Hollenbeck (9, New York); Sullivan D. Hollenbeck (6, New York); Alexander H. Hollenbeck (4, New York); infant Hollenbeck (1, New York, male).
  9. New York State Census, 1855, Onandaga County, Tully, family of Isaac Holenbeck (39, Cortland [County], farmer); wife Lydia M. Holenbeck (37 Onan[daga County]); child Serepta M. Holenbeck (13, Onan); child Sullivan D. Holenbeck (10, Onan); child A. Hamlin Holenbeck (8, Onan); child I. Merit Holenbeck (6, Onan); child Frances M. Holenbeck (3, Onan); Seward Holenbeck (1, Onan).
  10. U.S. Federal Census, 1860, New York, Onondaga County, Tully, Page No. 5, family of Isaac Halenbeck (44, NY, farmer); Lydia M. Halenbeck (43, NY); Sareptha Halenbeck (18, NY); Sulivan Halenbeck (15, NY, farm laborer); Hamlin Halenbeck (13, NY); Merit Halenbeck (11, NY); Frances Halenbeck (8, NY); Sewert Halenbeck (6, NY); Bonett Halenbeck (4, NY).
  11. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, New York, Chenango County, Smyrna, Page No. 42, A. H. Hollenbeck (22, New York, dry goods clerk) [living in the household of Horace Nearing].
  12. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, Iowa, Union County, Creston City, Enumeration District 156, Sheet 19B, Alexander Hollenbeck (83, New York, widow, wire).
  13. Find a Grave (website). Graceland Cemetery, Creston, Union County, Iowa, A H Hollenbeck, born: unknown; died: March 1927 [from record].
  14. Wedding announcement card, A. H. Hollenbeck and Mary C. Gazlay, Wednesday 31 December 1873 in Cortlandville, New York. Original in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  15. Obituary, Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa; Access Newspaper Archive (website), 21 February 1901.
  16. Find a Grave (website). Graceland Cemetery, Creston, Union County, Iowa, Ralph Hollenbeck, born: unknown; died: February 1901 [from record].
  17. In Memoriam, booklet, H. W. Gazlay. Original in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  18. New York State Census, 1892, Cortland County, Cortlandville, 6th ED, Page 10, family of H. Willis Gazlay (38, tin smith); Alice C. Gazlay (35); Pearl A. Gazlay (9); Percy Gazlay (6); Harry J. Gazlay (4); Herman Gazlay (2).
  19. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New York, Cortland County, Enumeration District 90, Sheet 5
  20. Death Certificate, Texas, H. W. Gazlay, issued by Texas State Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, 22 February 1934. Copy in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  21. Deaths, The Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York. Available at www.fultonhistory.com. 24 February 1934, H. Willis Gazlay, died 22 February in Dayton Texas. The article provides the names of five sons and one daughter.
  22. Email from Mark Morrison Johnston, 6-8 November 2011, with information regarding Alice Carrie Johnston and her parents John and Eleanor (Cairns) Johnston, and a photo of their common gravestone that shows all of their birth and death dates.
  23. Gazlay History, compiled by Margaret Howe in 1955-1956 (copy available at Gazlay Family History - Sources). Margaret Howe indicated that the document is "based on material my mother Inez L. Gazlay collected, but never lived to edit. Her material has just been copied and explains the more extensive material on generation V and VI. Other information has been added which I found from numerous sources." Unpublished, 29 pages. Several differences in dates have been found between this document and others, especially A Genealogy of the Leavenworth Family; the latter is considered the more accurate source.
  24. Marriage Certificate, Illinois, H. W. Gazlay and Alice C. Johnston, 21 December 1882, Normal, Illinois. Copy in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  25. Wedding invitation from Mr. and Mrs. John Johnston for their daughter Alice C. Johnston to H. W. Willis, 21 December 1882. Original in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  26. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, Illinois, Knox County, City of Onieda, page no. 1.
  27. Obituary, Times-Republican, Benton, Iowa; Access Newspaper Archive, 16 December, 1915. This is the obituary for Kate’s aunt, Fannie Ames (Babcock) Burch. The article names Kate and her parents.
  28. Iowa WPA Graves (website). The information contained on this website was originally recorded by Iowa WPA (Works Progress Administration) workers during late 1930s. In 2006 it was transcribed into a searchable electronic format.
  29. Obituary, Beford Times-Press, Iowa; Access Newspaper Archive (website), 18 November, 1937.
  30. Obituary, Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa; Access Newspaper Archive (website), 7 April, 1909.
  31. Marriage License, Liberty County, Texas (website).
  32. Last Will and Testament, H. W. Gazlay, handwritten will dated 2 April, 1926, signed and witnessed 10 May 1926. Original in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  33. Colorado College Special Collections, Century Chest.
  34. Journal/date book of Maude (Bush) Gazlay (1893 - 1983). Transcription in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  35. Obituary, Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York; Access Newspaper Archive (website), Pearl Alice Gazlay, 8 August 1950.
Third and Fourth Generations
12. Grace Mae Hollenbeck3 (Mary,2 Henry1), born 29 July 1880 in Illinois;1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 died before March 1948.7 Grace married, 12 September 1905 in Creston, Iowa, Walter P. Tracy2, 8 (born June 1866 in Wathena, Doniphan, Kansas, the son of Andrew M. Tracy and Mary E. Mccrary;2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 Walter died 3 March 1948 in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio7).

+19i. Walter C. Tracy, born 6 October 1907 in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri; died 28 May 1959 in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. Married Dorothy L. Curdt.

14. Percival Willis ‘Percy’ Gazlay3 (Henry,2 Henry1), born 31 July 1886 in Erie, Kansas;6, 10, 11, 12, 13 died 10 October 1970 in Accord, New York.10, 11 Percy married, 27 February 1907, Jennie Anderson10 (born 19 May 1883, parents not determined;10, 14 Jennie died 19 November 1969 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York10, 14). Percy and Jennie are buried in Accord Cemetery, Accord, Ulster County, New York.14

15. Henry Johnston ‘Harry’ Gazlay3 (Henry,2 Henry1), born 13 June 1888 in Cortland, New York;6, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18 died 10 May 1967 in Flushing, Michigan.15, 16, 18 Harry married, 10 November 1909 in Accord, New York, Jessie Freer20 (born ca. 1894, parents not determined;19 Jessie died 1 April 197219). Harry and Jessie are buried in Flushing City Cemetery, Flushing, Genesee County, Michigan.15, 19

+20i. Alice C. Gazlay, born 21 April 1912; died 18 January 1990 in Flushing, Michigan. Married Kenneth B. Dyball.
+21ii. Francis Pershing ‘Fran’ Gazlay, born 10 December 1918 in Detroit, Michigan; died 21 May 2012 in Redford, Wayne County, Michigan. Married Elizabeth Anne ‘Biz’ Pettitt.

16. Herman Champion Gazlay3 (Henry,2 Henry1), born 12 July 1890 in Cortland, New York;10, 12, 17, 21 died 20 October 1980 in Kerhonkson, New York.10, 21 Herman married, 1914, Florence Smith23 (born 11 April 1894, parents not determined;22 Florence died August 1983 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York14, 22). Herman and Florence are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Stone Ridge, Ulster County, New York.14

+22i. Mildred Carolyn Gazlay, born 16 July 1914; died November 1974 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York. Married Franklin S. Kelder.
+23ii. Katheryn Jessie Gazlay, born 1 March 1919 in Accord, New York; died 4 June 2000 in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York. Married Richard Weigele.
+24iii. Clyde Herman Gazlay, born 14 June 1926. Married Gilda Frances Metcalf.

17. Leo Cornwall Gazlay3 (Henry,2 Henry1), born 7 October 1892 in Cornwall, Dutchess County, New York;17, 24, 25, 26 died 18 May 1956 in Kerhonkson, New York.26 Leo married, 30 November 1915 in Accord, New York, Maude Gertrude Bush26, 30 (born 26 October 1893 in New York, the daughter of William W. Bush and Effie Wood Latimer;27, 28, 29 Maude died 19 June 1983 in Kerhonkson, New York10, 27). Leo and Maude are buried in Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, New York.26

Leo and his wife Maude moved to Montclair, New Jersey, in 1918, where Leo was employed as personal chauffeur for Edwin Merton McBrier in Montclair. Leo was a long time member of South Presbyterian Church of Montclair, and later Grace Presbyterian Church.26

Maude was born in the Bevier house, Marbletown, Stone Ridge (now the Historical Society) while her father William worked that farm. In 1901, her parents William and Effie lived at the Shallbark farm (as it is now known) across from the Dutch Reformed Church in Accord. Maude saw the first train in the valley go down the valley from that farm, only a few years after the canal closed in 1898, and she saw the last train go down the tracks from the Brick House, Kerhonkson, where she later lived. William was living in the house in Accord when Maude got married in 1915 (she was married in the Methodist Church, Accord). He built a house in Maybrook, N.Y. (near Goshen and Middletown) while he worked on the railroad as a carpenter. William and Effie also lived in the house now occupied by Dr. Dobushak, across from the Rainbow Diner in Kerhonkson. Maude remembered how she and her cousin Sarah [Sarah Geary Christian] would get in a barrel together and roll down the hill behind this house, their heads knocking together the whole way. Another time, Maude and Sarah were playing in a hay cart and managed to tip it over, for which they were quite afraid of Maude’s brothers who would have to reload the hay wagon. Maude was the executrix of her mother’s estate, and she periodically had to track down her brother John who was an inheritor, as was Stanley Bush (Maude’s nephew through her brother Harry), whom Maude also tracked down (in Panama) when he reached age 21.31


+25i. Esther May Gazlay, born 13 May 1917 in New Jersey; died 23 January 1994 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York. Married Stanley Lewis Lawrence.
+26ii. Robert Bush Gazlay, born 14 April 1922 in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey; died 13 September 2006 in Toms River, New Jersey. Married Doris Margaret McGregor.
 27iii. Percival Willis ‘Percy’ Gazlay II, born 8 March 1924;32 died 26 February 2001 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York.32 Percy is buried in Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, New York.

18. Carl Morton Gazlay3 (Henry,2 Henry1), born 23 February 1895;17, 33 died 17 October 1989.33 Carl married, 7 October 1925, Clio Lois Quick35 (born 25 November 1905, the daughter of Chester Quick and Maude C. Riley;34 Clio died ca. April 198634). Carl and Clio are buried in Accord Cemetery, Accord, Ulster County, New York.14

+28i. Morton Emil Gazlay, born 2 February 1930; died 27 January 2002 in San Marcos, California. Married Jean Louise Kenyon.

  1. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Iowa, Union County, Creston, Enumeration District 131, Sheet No. 15A, family of Alexander Holenbeck (53, New York, Aug 1846, grain dealer); wife of 26 years Mary Holenbeck (53, New York, Jan 1847, 2 children, 2 living); son Ralph Holenbeck (20, Illinois, June 1879, artist); daughter Grace Holenbeck (19, Illinois, July 1880).
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, Missouri, Buchanan County, St Joseph City, Enumeration District 69, Sheet No. 11A-B, family of Walter P. Tracy (39, Kansas, printing and publishing); wife of 4 years Grace H. Tracy (29, Illinois); son Walter C. Tracy (24/12, Missouri).
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, Missouri, Buchanan County, St. Joseph City, Enumeration District 84, Sheet No. 2B, family of Walter P. Tracy (52, Kansas, house salesman, printing co.); wife Grace H. Tracy (39, Illinois); son Walter R. [sic] Tracy (12, Missouri).
  4. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Missouri, St. Louis City, Enumeration District 96-241, Sheet No. 6B, family of Walter P. Tracy (60, Kansas, painter, city, first married age 39); wife Grace H. Tracy (49, Illinois, first married age 25); son Walter C. Tracy (22, Missouri, salesman, radio).
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1940, Missouri, St. Louis, Enumeration District 96-670, Sheet No. 11A, family of Walter P. Tracy (73, Kansas, writer, private business); wife Grace H. Tracy (59, Illinois); son Walter C. Tracy (32, Missouri, city salesman, radio distributors).
  6. Genealogy, The Champion Genealogy: A History of the Descendants of Henry Champion, by Francis Bacon Trowbridge, New Haven, 1891. Library of Congress Local History and Genealogy Reading Room.
  7. Obituary, Creston News Advertiser, Creston, Iowa, 8 March 1948, Walter P. Tracy, died 3 March 1948 in Marietta, Ohio. The article mentions his wife, Grace Hollenbeck, and that he moved to Marietta to live with his son Walter C. Tracy after his wife died.
  8. Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992, Grace Mae Hollenbeck, age 23, born in NY; father: A. H. Hollenbeck; and Walter P. Tracy, born in Wathena, KS, father: Andrew P. Tracy; mother: Nan Mccrary; married on 12 September 1905 in Creston, Union [County], Iowa.
  9. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Missouri, Buchanan County, Washington Township, St. Joseph, Enumeration District 56, Sheet No. 3A, family of Andrew M. Tracy (72, Kentucky, Oct 1827, cabinet maker); wife of 45 years Mary E. Tracy (69, Missouri, Apr 1831, 8 children, 6 living); son Walter P. Tracy (33, Kansas, Jun 1866, printer); daughter Catherine E. Tracy (25, Kansas, Mar 1875).
  10. Journal/date book of Maude (Bush) Gazlay (1893 - 1983). Transcription in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  11. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Percy Gazlay, no. 064-30-6538
  12. New York State Census, 1892, Cortland County, Cortlandville, 6th ED, Page 10, family of H. Willis Gazlay (38, tin smith); Alice C. Gazlay (35); Pearl A. Gazlay (9); Percy Gazlay (6); Harry J. Gazlay (4); Herman Gazlay (2).
  13. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, New York, Ulster County, Town of Rochester, Enumeration District 158, Sheet 12B
  14. Find a Grave (website).
  15. Find a Grave (website). Flushing City Cemetery, Flushing, Genessee County, Michigan, Henry Gazlay, born: 13 June 1888; died 10 May 1967 [from record].
  16. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Henry Gazlay, no. 372-03-3397
  17. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New York, Cortland County, Enumeration District 90, Sheet 5
  18. Obituary, The Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York. Available at www.fultonhistory.com. 11 May 1967, Henry (Harry) J. Gazlay, died 10 May 1967 in Flushing, Michigan, aged 78. The article provides biographical and vital details, and the names of his parents, wife, daughter, son, and three brothers.
  19. Find a Grave (website). Flushing City Cemetery, Flushing, Genessee County, Michigan, Jessie Gazlay, born: (unknown); died: 1 April 1972 [from record, which indicates her age at death was 78 years].
  20. Marriage Announcement, New York Times, New York, New York, 14 November 1909; Access Newspaper Archive (website).
  21. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Herman Gazlay, no. 095-10-6155
  22. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Florence Smith, no. 102-24-1708
  23. Gazlay History, compiled by Margaret Howe in 1955-1956 (copy available at Gazlay Family History - Sources). Margaret Howe indicated that the document is "based on material my mother Inez L. Gazlay collected, but never lived to edit. Her material has just been copied and explains the more extensive material on generation V and VI. Other information has been added which I found from numerous sources." Unpublished, 29 pages. Several differences in dates have been found between this document and others, especially A Genealogy of the Leavenworth Family; the latter is considered the more accurate source.
  24. Draft Registration Card, World War I, Leo C. Gazlay, Card Number 31.
  25. Draft Registration Card, World War II, Leo C. Gazlay, Serial Number U2038.
  26. Obituary, Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York; Access Newspaper Archive (website), Leo Cornwall Gazlay, 18 May 1956.
  27. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Maude Gazlay, no. 148-12-9811
  28. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New York, Ulster County, Town of Rochester, Enumeration District 124, Sheet 16
  29. New York State Census, 1905, Ulster County, Town of Rochester, 2nd Election District, Page 13, family of William W. Bush (44, farmer); wife Effie Bush (44); son Grant Bush (15); daughter Maud Bush (11).
  30. Marriage Announcement, Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, 1 January 1916; Access Newspaper Archives (website). List of marriages both in Kingston city and outside, in 1915.
  31. Record of conversations with Maude (Bush) Gazlay during multiple visits 1968-1983; notes in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  32. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Percy W. Gazlay II, no. 120-22-8559
  33. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Carl M. Morton, no. 092-09-5860
  34. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Clio Gazlay, no. 050-24-6814
  35. Genealogy, KensKin. Available at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project (website).