Gazlay Family History

FamilyPhilip Titus Heartt


FatherPhilip Heartt (4 November 1768 - 9 December 1855)
MotherDeidamia Gazlay (18 June 1765 - 11 December 1850)

Personal Information

Record Created: 14 November 2010; Last Edited: 15 February 2014 
NamePhilip Titus Heartt
Born 20 March 18061, 2, 3, 4, 5
Baptized 2 August 1806 in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York1
Married December 1839 to Sarah Jerusha Pierson6
Died 13 October 1887 in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey2, 7
Buried in Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey2


Philip’s obituary provides brief biographical details:7



A dispatch from Bloomfield, N.J., announces the death in that place Thursday night of Philip Titus Heartt, a former Trojan, aged eighty years. Mr. Heartt was born in Troy, and was a son of the late Philip Heartt. He was a member of the hardware firm of Jonas C. Heartt & Brothers. His wife, who died several years ago, was daughter of Job Pierson and a sister of the late John B. Pierson of this city. Mr. Heartt was United States consul at Glasgow under President Pierce’s administration, and after his return from abroad he resided for a time at Staten Island and then removed to New Jersey. He is survived by two sons and four daughters. He was an active fireman in Troy in the days of the old hand engine system. Mr. Heartt was once a candidate for mayor of Troy.


Spouse 1FamilySarah Jerusha Pierson (daughter of Job Pierson and Clarissa Taintor Bulkley)
Born 12 December 1816 in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County, New York
Married December 1839 to Philip Titus Heartt
Died 21 January 1866 in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey
Children of Philip Titus Heartt and Sarah Jerusha Pierson:
1.FamilyMary P. Heartt
Born 1840 in New York
Died 1924
2.FamilyPhilip Henry Heartt
Born ca. July 1842
Died 22 March 1849
+3.FamilyJob Pierson Heartt
Born ca. June 1844 in New York
Married 26 August 1869 in Essex County, New Jersey to Mary Augusta Waterman
+4.FamilyMaria Louise Heartt
Born ca. 1848 in New York
Married ca. 1873 to John Scott Jarvie
Died 1930
5.FamilyClara Heartt
Born 13 April 1853 in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York
+6.FamilySarah Deidamia Heartt
Born 13 April 1853 in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York
Married to Carl Christian ‘Carlo’ Sarauw
Died 6 January 1932 in Catania, Sicily, Italy
7.FamilyOscar Winship Heartt
Born ca. 1856 in Scotland
Died 27 August 1902 in Glen Ridge, Essex County, New Jersey
8.FamilyJohn Pierson Heartt
Born ca. 1859 in Württemberg, Germany
Died 4 September 1861


  1. New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962, Philip Titus Heartt, born: 20 March 1806; Christened 2 August 1806 in First Presbyterian Church, Troy, Rensselaer [County], New York; father: Philip Heartt; mother: Diadama.
  2. Find a Grave (website). Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey, Philip T. Heartt and Sarah J. Heartt: Philip T. Heartt / born March 20, 1807 / died Oct. 13, 1887 / Sarah J. Heartt / born Dec. 12, 1816 / died Jan. 21, 1866 [from gravestone, which include this inscription: The souls of the faithful are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them.] [The birth year for Philip is a year later than that shown in the NY birth records, which are considered more accurate.]
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1850, New York, Rensselaer County, Troy, page 339, family of Philip T. Heartt (43, NY, merchant); Sarah Heartt (33, NY); Mary P. Heartt (10, NY); Job P. Heartt (5, NY); Maria L. Heartt (2, NY); Maria B. Heartt (47, NY); Ellen Hewett (55, Ireland); Margaret Mortel (26, Ireland); Margaret Clarkin (22, Ireland).
  4. U.S. Federal Census, 1860, New York, Richmond County, Town of Smithfield, Page 84, family of Philip Heartt (50, NY, importer); Sarah Heartt (43, NY); Mary Heartt (20, NY); Pierson Heartt (15, NY); Louise Heartt (12, NY); Clara Heartt (7, NY); Diaden Heartt (7, NY); Oscar Heartt (4, Scotland); John Heartt (1, Wirtemberg); Maria Heartt (52, NY); Auralie Spaan (21, France, governess); Elizabeth Carroll (30, Ireland, cook); Mary Smith (22, Ireland, servant).
  5. Genealogy of the Gazlay Family, collated by Theodore Gazlay, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1890; unpublished. Transcription available at Gazlay Family History (website).
  6. New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, compiled under the editorial supervision of William Richard Cutter, A. M., Volume III. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914. Available at Google Books. Page 1208, family record of Job Pierson and his wife Clarissa Taintor Bulkley, providing vital and biographical details for them and their descendants.
  7. Obituary, Troy Daily Times, Troy, New York. Available at 15 October 1887, Philip Titus Heartt. The article provides brief biographical details.