Gazlay Family History

FamilySarah Sallie Gazlay


FatherAaron Gazlay (16 May 1773 - 29 September 1830)
MotherAbigail Sutton (1 February 1780 - 29 May 1855)

Personal Information

Record Created: 10 November 2010; Last Edited: 13 April 2014 
NameSarah Sallie Gazlay
Born April 1810 in Columbus, Chenango County, New York1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Married 18 October 1832 to Benjamin ‘Uncle Ben’ Warner4, 8
Died 22 November 1902 in Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut8
Buried in Grove Street Cemetery, Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut


Sarah is found in some records as Sallie but in most records as Sarah. It is not clear if they are first and middle names or if one is a nickname.


Spouse 1FamilyBenjamin ‘Uncle Ben’ Warner (son of Asahel ‘Axel’ Warner and Mary Kimball)
Born 22 July 1805 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
Married 18 October 1832 to Sarah Sallie Gazlay
Died 8 May 1907 in Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut
Children of Sarah Sallie Gazlay and Benjamin ‘Uncle Ben’ Warner:
+1.FamilyAddison Gazlay Warner
Born ca. 1836 in New York
Married to Angeline Elizabeth Gleason
Died 1 June 1864 in Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia
+2.FamilyHarriet Augusta Warner
Born 14 May 1842 in New Berlin, Chenango County, New York
Married 28 September 1858 in New Berlin, Chenango County, New York to William Williams Mathewson


  1. Last Will and Testament, David M. Gazlay, will written September 8, 1876. Summary of will provided by Adine Wakefield in a posting at The will names the following individuals: widow Angeline E. Gazlay; brother Henry M. Gazlay, Putnam CT; A. M. Gazlay, Louisville, KY; sister Sally Warner, Woodstock, NY; brother Charles M. Gazlay, Jefferson County, KY; brother Albert S. Gazlay; deceased brother Oroville Gazlay; Renu (sp?) C. Gazlay, daughter of Oroville Gazlay; Ellen A. Palmer (formerly Ellen A. Gazlay), daughter of Oroville Gazlay, lived in Ruttum (?) Vermont; Abbie (Abby) A. Miller (formerly Abbie A. Gazlay), daughter of Oroville Gazlay, lived in State of Florida, San Mateso. [Note: the family members in this Will match nearly exactly the composition of children of Aaron and Abigail Gazlay named in at least one other record, so this David M. Gazlay is strongly believed to be their eldest son.]
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1850, New York, Chenango County, Town of New Berlin, page 172, family of Benjamin Warner (age 45), Sarah Warner (age 39), Addison J. Warner (age 14), and Harriet A. Warner (age 8).
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1860, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Page No. 146, family of Benjamin (age 55) and Sarah Warner (age 52), with Harley Gasley (age 60, listed as deaf and dumb).
  4. New York State Census, 1865, Chenango County, New Berlin, Page 681, family of Benjamin Warner (59, RI, laborer), Sarah Warner (55, Otsego County, 1 child), and border Montross Gasley (67, Dutchess County). This is undoubtedly David M. Gazlay, son of Aaron and Abigail Gazlay, living with his sister Sarah (Gazlay) Warner and her husband. This is the only known public record where he is listed as Montross, which is understood to be his middle name based on an unpublished family history.
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, Connecticut, Windham County, Woodstock, page 7, Benjamin (age 64) and Sarah Warner (age 59).
  6. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, Connecticut, Windham County, Woodstock, Enumeration District 132, Page No. 24, family of William W. Mathewson, age 51, wife Hattie, age 38, son Bertie (initials unclear), age 19, daughter Nellie T., age 18, father-in-law Benj Warner, age 74, and mother-in-law Sallie Warner, age 70.
  7. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Connecticut, Windham County, Woodstock, Enumeration District 522, Sheet No. 6B, family of William W. (age 41, born Feb 1829) and wife Harriet A. Mathewson (age 58, born May 1842), married 41 years, with Benjamin Warner (age 94, born Jul 1805) and Sarah Warner (age 90, born Apr 1810), married 67 years.
  8. Obituary, Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Mrs. Benjamin Warner [Sarah Gazlay Warner], 26 November 1902.