Gazlay Family History
 

Family HistoryFamily History - Jacob 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 Jacob Gazlay and 33 of his descendants down to the fourth generation.


First Generation
1. Jacob Gazlay,1 born 25 March 1795 in Dutchess County, New York, the son of John Gazlay and Sarah Furman; (one source lists his birth as 23 March 1795 in Edmeston, N.Y.);1, 2, 3, 4 died 19 August 1869 in South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York.3, 5, 6, 7 Jacob married, 20 March 1816 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York, Mary Champion3 (born 5 April 1794 in South Lyme, Connecticut, the daughter of Stephen Champion and Phoebe Moshier; twin;1, 2, 3, 5, 8 Mary died 13 February 1879 in South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York3, 5, 7). Jacob and Mary are buried in Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York.5

Children of Jacob Gazlay and Mary Champion:

+2i. Dr. Henry Champion Gazlay, born 1 August 1818 in Otsego County, New York; died 19 March 1900 in Creston, Iowa. Married (1) Sabra Elvira Cornwall Married (2) Catherine Malvina Bolles Married (3) Mary Ann (née Baldwin) Brabrook Married (4) Martha Eliza (née Wright) White.
 3ii. Sarah Maria Gazlay, born 14 December 1819 in Otsego County, New York;1, 2, 3, 5 died 30 December 1869 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York.3, 5, 6, 7 Sarah is buried in Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York.5
+4iii. Miles Mosher Gazlay, born 30 August 1824 in Otsego County, New York; died 3 November 1900. Married (1) Isabelle Yaw Married (2) Julia Ellen (née Spaford) Carpenter.

  1. U.S. Federal Census, 1850, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Page 82, family of Jacob and Mary Gazeley, with daughter Maria, son Miles and his wife Isabel and their son John.
  2. New York State Census, 1865, Chenango County, Edmeston, Page 51, family of Miles M. Gazley (40, Otsego, farmer); wife Julia Gazley (29, Otsego, 2 children); daughter Mary E. Gazley (13, Otsego); son [sic, step-son] Wm Carpenter (9, Chenango); son [sic, step-son] Clark Carpenter (7, Otsego). Living next door: Jacob Gazley (70, Dutchess, farmer); wife Mary Gazley (70, Ct., 5 children); daughter Maria S. Gazley (44, Otsego).
  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. The Gazlay Family in America, with sections titled "Ten Generations of American Gazlays" for several branches of the Gazlay family. Document is marked on one page, "From Gerard Gazlay, Jr. Jan. 1980." Unpublished, nine unnumbered pages. Photocopy in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  5. Cemetery Inscriptions, The Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston, New York. Copy of all inscriptions existing on 30 March 1902 copied by Charles H. Gazlay. List available on various web sites.
  6. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Mortality Schedule, Page 424, Jacob Gasley [sic, Jacob Gazlay], age 75, born in N.Y., stone mason, died in August 1869 of consumption; Sarah W. Gasley [sic, Sarah M. Gazlay], age 50, born in N.Y., invalid, died in December 1869 of consumption.
  7. 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.
  8. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Page No. 27, family of Miles and Julia Gasly and children Ella, Charles, mother Mary, and step children William and Clark Carpenter.
Second Generation
2. Dr. Henry Champion Gazlay2 (Jacob1), born 1 August 1818 in Otsego County, New York;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.


 5i. 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.
+6ii. Mary Celestia Gazlay, born 10 January 1846 in New York; died 14 January 1919 in Creston, Iowa. Married Alexander Hamlin Hollenbeck.
 7iii. 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
 8iv. 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
+9v. 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.
 10vi. 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
 11i. 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
 12ii. 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

4. Miles Mosher Gazlay2 (Jacob1), born 30 August 1824 in Otsego County, New York;3, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 died 3 November 1900.5, 25 Miles married, first, 16 July 1848, Isabelle Yaw3, 33 (born 16 July 1828, parents not determined;3, 26, 27 Isabelle died 11 February 18633, 25). Miles married, second, 21 June 1863, Julia Ellen (née Spaford) Carpenter3, 38 (born 10 September 1837 in Pittsfield, Otsego County, New York, the daughter of William Mosher Spaford and Marcia Southworth;3, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37 Julia died 1 March 1924 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York34, 35). Miles is buried in Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York.25 Isabelle is buried in Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York.25 Julia is buried in Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York.34

Miles’ obituary provides an interesting sketch of his life:39

Obituary.

MILES M. GAZLAY.

Miles M. Gazlay, a life-long resident of South Edmeston, N.Y., died November 3, 1900, aged 76 years. His father, Jacob Gazlay, was one of the pioneer settlers of Unadilla Valley, living for many years upon the very farm where Miles M. Gazlay was born and died. There are but few in this busy world of change and unrest, that live for seventy-six long years, in one locality, and especially in the home of birth. June 21st, 1863, Mr. Gazlay was married to Catharine Yaw who died, leaving one daughter, now Mrs. Homer Stickney of South Dakota. Later on Mr. Gazlay married Mrs. Julia Carpenter who now mourns the loss of a faithful husband. A daughter, Mrs. Andrew Walling, and one son, Charles Gazlay, also survive him, the latter living upon the old homestead. Mr. Gazlay was honored and respected by all who knew him. Living as he did so long in one vicinity, he was known by everyone for miles around. He was an honest man in the best and highest sense of the word. No one can truthfully say that he was ever wronged out of a cent by Miles M. Gazlay. Upon the other hand Mr. G. was always more than just—ready and willing to help others in affliction. As a neighbor he was kind and obliging—ever willing to grant favors to all. His home was always open to his friends and relatives. He faithfully cared for his parents as long as they lived, and also an invalid sister. Other relatives also had a home with him whenever they wished. We are glad to know that he too was tenderly cared for as old age came on. Kind hands ministered to his needs, just as he had done to others. Mr. Gazlay will be missed everywhere. His cheerful face and hopeful words that always characterized him, will live only in memory. But memory will be true, and it will often bring back the fond remembrances of a manly man, and a friend to humanity. While the departed one sleeps so near to the only home he ever knew, and among the graves of his ancesters [sic], pleasant memories will linger in the souls of those who knew him. May there be a glad reunion in the “other life.” M. A. H.


 13i. (Infant) Gazlay, born ca. June 1849;25, 33 died 27 June 1849.25, 33 (Infant) is buried in Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York.25, 33
 14ii. Henry A. Gazlay, born 12 April 1850 in New York; his birth date is derived from his headstone inscription, which lists his age as 11 months 11 days;25, 33 died 23 March 1851.25, 33 Henry is buried in Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York.25, 33
+15iii. Mary Ella Gazlay, born March 1852 in Otsego County, New York; died 6 August 1923 in Hutchinson County, South Dakota. Married Homer Stickney.
+16i. Charles Henry Gazlay, born 19 October 1865 in South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York; died 26 March 1941 in South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York. Married Eva Jane Reed.
+17ii. Elizabeth Lily Gazlay, born 3 October 1870 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York; died 6 November 1901 in Otsego County, New York. Married Andrew Claude Walling.

  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.
  25. Cemetery Inscriptions, The Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston, New York. Copy of all inscriptions existing on 30 March 1902 copied by Charles H. Gazlay. List available on various web sites.
  26. U.S. Federal Census, 1850, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Page 82, family of Jacob and Mary Gazeley, with daughter Maria, son Miles and his wife Isabel and their son John.
  27. U.S. Federal Census, 1860, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Page No. 145, family of Miles and Isabel Gasley and daughter Mary E.
  28. New York State Census, 1865, Chenango County, Edmeston, Page 51, family of Miles M. Gazley (40, Otsego, farmer); wife Julia Gazley (29, Otsego, 2 children); daughter Mary E. Gazley (13, Otsego); son [sic, step-son] Wm Carpenter (9, Chenango); son [sic, step-son] Clark Carpenter (7, Otsego). Living next door: Jacob Gazley (70, Dutchess, farmer); wife Mary Gazley (70, Ct., 5 children); daughter Maria S. Gazley (44, Otsego).
  29. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Page No. 27, family of Miles and Julia Gasly and children Ella, Charles, mother Mary, and step children William and Clark Carpenter.
  30. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Enumeration District 97, Page No. 8, family of Miles M. and Julia E. Gazlay.
  31. New York State Census, 1892, Otsego County, Edmeston, family of Miles M. Gazley (68, farmer); Julia E. Gazley (55); Sarah Eastman (92); Charles H. Gazley (27, farmer); Eva Gazley (24, school teacher).
  32. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Enumeration District 113, Sheets No. 13 and 14, family of Miles M. and Julia E. Gazlay.
  33. 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. The Gazlay History includes this entry in notes on pages 26 and 27 written by Ruth Tuttle regarding her grandfather Miles Gazlay and his descendants.
  34. Find a Grave (website). Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York; Julia E. Spafard Gazlay, born: 1837; died: 1924 [from record, which provides the names and links for her husband Miles Mosher Gazlay and daughter; her grave marker provides no additional details; the photo caption indicates she previously married Carpenter.]
  35. Email from Sally Chirlin to Lee Gazlay 12 April 2001 which included a descendant outline for several branches of the Gazlay family.
  36. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Enumeration District 46, Sheet No. 3, family of Charles H. and Eva J. Gazlay with mother Julia E. Gazlay.
  37. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Enumeration District 193, Sheet No. 8, family of Charles H. and Eva J. Gazlay, with mother Julia E. Gazlay.
  38. A Genealogical Record of John Spofford and Elizabeth Scott, by Dr. Jeremiah Spofford, of Groveland, Mass. Boston: Printed by Alfred Mudge & Son, 1888. Electronic copy available at Georgetown Historical Society (website), Georgetown, Massachusetts.
  39. Obituary, Brookfield Courier, Brookfield, Madison County, New York. Available at www.fultonhistory.com. 14 November 1900, Miles M. Gazlay. The article provides vital details and a brief biographical sketch.
Third and Fourth Generations
6. Mary Celestia Gazlay3 (Henry,2 Jacob1), 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.


 18i. Eva May Hollenbeck, born 11 February 1876;5 died 28 July 1876.5
 19ii. 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
+20iii. Grace Mae Hollenbeck, born 29 July 1880 in Illinois; died before March 1948. Married Walter P. Tracy.

9. Henry Willis Gazlay3 (Henry,2 Jacob1), 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


 21i. 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
+22ii. Percival Willis ‘Percy’ Gazlay, born 31 July 1886 in Erie, Kansas; died 10 October 1970 in Accord, New York. Married Jennie Anderson.
+23iii. Henry Johnston ‘Harry’ Gazlay, born 13 June 1888 in Cortland, New York; died 10 May 1967 in Flushing, Michigan. Married Jessie Freer.
+24iv. Herman Champion Gazlay, born 12 July 1890 in Cortland, New York; died 20 October 1980 in Kerhonkson, New York. Married Florence Smith.
+25v. 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.
+26vi. Carl Morton Gazlay, born 23 February 1895; died 17 October 1989. Married Clio Lois Quick.

15. Mary Ella Gazlay3 (Miles,2 Jacob1), born March 1852 in Otsego County, New York;36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41 died 6 August 1923 in Hutchinson County, South Dakota.42 Mary married, ca. 1874, Homer Stickney40, 43, 44 (born September 1850 in Oneida, Madison County, New York, parents not determined;39, 40, 41, 43, 44 Homer died 19 February 1922 in Hutchinson County, South Dakota42).

Homer and Ella went to South Dakota as homesteaders. They finally took up the second government grant and became quite wealthy raising wheat. They had two children [who lived to adulthood].44


+27i. Flora Bell Stickney, born August 1875 in New York. Married (1) James Albert McClain Married (2) J. T. Lane.
+28ii. Hazen William Stickney, born December 1883 in South Dakota. Married Cora May Brink.
 29iii. Alta J. Stickney, born 3 November 1886 in Milltown, Hutchinson County, South Dakota;40 died 23 February 1887 in Milltown, Hutchinson County, South Dakota.40 Alta is buried in Milltown Cemetery, Milltown, Hutchinson County, South Dakota.

16. Charles Henry Gazlay3 (Miles,2 Jacob1), born 19 October 1865 in South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York;38, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 died 26 March 1941 in South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York.44, 51 Charles married, 4 March 1891, Eva Jane Reed44, 47, 48, 51, 53, 54 (born 11 May 1868 in Stockwell, New York, the daughter of John Reed and Mary Alice Holt;44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 53, 54 Eva died 28 February 1952 in Frankfort, Herkimer County, New York44, 53, 54). Charles and Eva are buried in Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York.51, 54

+30i. Ruth Irene Gazlay, born 28 April 1896 in New York; died 3 February 1998. Married Lynn Royal Tuttle.

17. Elizabeth Lily Gazlay3 (Miles,2 Jacob1), born 3 October 1870 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York;45, 52, 55, 56 died 6 November 1901 in Otsego County, New York.55, 57 Elizabeth married, 16 February 1887 in South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York, Andrew Claude Walling56, 62, 63 (born 11 November 1860 in Pittsfield, Otsego County, New York, the son of Stephen Palmer Walling and Joanna M. Pasko;55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62 Andrew died 28 July 1949 in New Berlin, Chenango County, New York55, 57, 62). Elizabeth and Andrew are buried in Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York.55, 62, 55

+31i. Stephen Miles Walling, born 30 March 1888 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York; died 11 February 1970 in Norwich, Chenango County, New York. Married (1) Aurilla Frances Brownell Married (2) Marguerite Estella King.
+32ii. Guy A. Walling, born 3 December 1891 in South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York; died 20 April 1960 in Bainbridge, New York. Married Ethel M. _____.
 33iii. Claude Lester Walling, born February 1897 in New York.56, 60
+34iv. Paul Walling, born 19 September 1898 in New York; died 7 May 1973. Married Helen Day.

  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.
  36. U.S. Federal Census, 1860, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Page No. 145, family of Miles and Isabel Gasley and daughter Mary E.
  37. New York State Census, 1865, Chenango County, Edmeston, Page 51, family of Miles M. Gazley (40, Otsego, farmer); wife Julia Gazley (29, Otsego, 2 children); daughter Mary E. Gazley (13, Otsego); son [sic, step-son] Wm Carpenter (9, Chenango); son [sic, step-son] Clark Carpenter (7, Otsego). Living next door: Jacob Gazley (70, Dutchess, farmer); wife Mary Gazley (70, Ct., 5 children); daughter Maria S. Gazley (44, Otsego).
  38. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Page No. 27, family of Miles and Julia Gasly and children Ella, Charles, mother Mary, and step children William and Clark Carpenter.
  39. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, Dakota Territory (later South Dakota), Armstrong County, Township 99, Range 59, Enumeration District 93, Page No. 22, family of Homer and Ella Stickney and daughter Flora B.
  40. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, South Dakota, Hutchinson County, Township 99, Range 59, Enumeration District 193, Sheet No. 7A, family of Homer and Ella Stickney (3 children, 2 living), son Hazan, daughter Flora Bell and her husband J. A. McClain.
  41. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, South Dakota, Hutchinson County, Parkston City, Enumeration District 231, Sheet No. 19A, entry for Homer and Ella Stickney.
  42. South Dakota Death Index, 1905-1955, available at Ancestry.com.
  43. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, South Dakota, Hutchinson County, Parkston City, Enumeration District 106, Sheet No. 6B, entry for Homer and Ella Stickney.
  44. 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. The Gazlay History includes this entry in notes on pages 26 and 27 written by Ruth Tuttle regarding her grandfather Miles Gazlay and his descendants.
  45. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Enumeration District 97, Page No. 8, family of Miles M. and Julia E. Gazlay.
  46. New York State Census, 1892, Otsego County, Edmeston, family of Miles M. Gazley (68, farmer); Julia E. Gazley (55); Sarah Eastman (92); Charles H. Gazley (27, farmer); Eva Gazley (24, school teacher).
  47. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Enumeration District 113, Sheets No. 13 and 14, family of Miles M. and Julia E. Gazlay.
  48. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Enumeration District 46, Sheet No. 3, family of Charles H. and Eva J. Gazlay with mother Julia E. Gazlay.
  49. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Enumeration District 193, Sheet No. 8, family of Charles H. and Eva J. Gazlay, with mother Julia E. Gazlay.
  50. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Enumeration District 39-9, Sheet No. 6A, family of Charles and Eva Gazley.
  51. Obituary, The Courier, Brookfield, New York. Available at www.fultonhistory.com. 2 April 1941, Charles Henry Gazlay, died 26 March 1941 in South Edmeston, New York. The article provides vital and biographical details, and the names of his parents, wife, daughter, and granddaughters.
  52. A Genealogical Record of John Spofford and Elizabeth Scott, by Dr. Jeremiah Spofford, of Groveland, Mass. Boston: Printed by Alfred Mudge & Son, 1888. Electronic copy available at Georgetown Historical Society (website), Georgetown, Massachusetts.
  53. Obituary, The Otsego Farmer, Cooperstown, New York. Available at www.fultonhistory.com. 7 March 1952, Eva Jane Gazlay, died 28 February 1952 in Frankfort, New York. Born 11 May 1868 in Stockwell, New York, daughter of John and Mary (Holt) Reed. Married 4 March 1891 to Charles H. Gazlay, who died 26 March 1941.Interment at Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston. The article provides brief biographical details and the names of her daughter and two granddaughters.
  54. Obituary, The Otsego Farmer, Cooperstown, New York. Available at www.fultonhistory.com. 7 March 1952, Eva Jane Gazlay, died 28 February 1952 in Frankfort. The article provides vital and biographical details, and the names of her parents, husband, daughter, and granddaughters.
  55. Find a Grave (website). Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York; Andrew Claude Walling, Elizabeth Lily Gazlay Walling, Minnie Bingham Walling: Andrew C. Walling / 1860-1949 / Elizabeth L. Gazlay / His wife / 1870-1901 / Minnie Bingham / His wife / 1884-1980 [from grave marker]. The record provides dates and places of birth and death, and the names and links for parents, spouse, siblings and children.
  56. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Enumeration District 113, Sheet No. 13, family of Andrew and Elizabeth Walling and children Stephen M., Guy A., Claude S., and Paul.
  57. Email from Sally Chirlin to Lee Gazlay 12 April 2001 which included a descendant outline for several branches of the Gazlay family.
  58. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Page 27, family of Stephen Walling (38, NY, millwright); Joanna Walling (39, NY); Ella Walling (14, NY); Wm Walling (12, NY); Andrew Walling (9, NY); Emma Walling (7, NY).
  59. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Enumeration District 97, Page No. 6, family of Stephen P. Walling (43, NY, grist and saw mill); wife Joanna Walling (45, NY); son Wm. A. Walling (22, NY, miller); son Andrew Walling (18, NY); daughter Emma A. Walling (17, NY); border Martha Bradley (51, NY, border).
  60. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Enumeration District 46, Sheet No. 2A, family of Andrew C. and Minnie P. Walling with children Guy A., C. Lester, and Paul, with mother Joanna M. Walling.
  61. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Enumeration District 193, Sheets No. 7 and 8, family of Stephen M. Walling (widow) and children Shirrell B. and Elizabeth A., and father Andrew C. Walling and mother-in-law Minnie B. Walling (she is probably step-mother of Stephen, not mother-in-law).
  62. Obituary, The Otsego Farmer, Cooperstown, New York. Available at www.fultonhistory.com. Andrew Claude Walling, 5 August 1949; died 28 July 1949 in New Berlin, New York.
  63. Marriage Announcement, The Cortland Democrat, Cortland, New York, available at usgennet.org (website), 1 April 1887. Married in South Edmeston, N.Y., February 16, 1887, by Rev. L. Jennison, of Andrew C. Walling and Lillie E. Gazlay, niece of Dr. H. C. Gazlay, of Cortland.