Gazlay Family History

FamilySabra Elvira Cornwall


FatherElihu Cornwall (1 September 1789 - 21 June 1853)
MotherPolly Waters (30 June 1799 - 2 April 1828)

Personal Information

Record Created: 14 November 2009; Last Edited: 13 April 2014 
NameSabra Elvira Cornwall
Born 5 April 1821 in Truxton, Courtland County, New York1, 2
Married 24 October 1842 in Truxton, Courtland County, New York to Dr. Henry Champion Gazlay2
Died 14 August 1859 in Homer, Cortland County, New York2, 3, 4
Buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, Cortland County, New York5


Spouse 1FamilyDr. Henry Champion Gazlay (son of Jacob Gazlay and Mary Champion)
Born 1 August 1818 in Otsego County, New York
Married 24 October 1842 in Truxton, Courtland County, New York to Sabra Elvira Cornwall
Married 21 February 1860 in Cortland, New York to Catherine Malvina Bolles
Married 12 September 1876 in Cortland, New York to Mary Ann (née Baldwin) Brabrook
Married 2 November 1896 to Martha Eliza (née Wright) White
Died 19 March 1900 in Creston, Iowa
Children of Sabra Elvira Cornwall and Dr. Henry Champion Gazlay:
1.FamilyAchsa Malvina Gazlay
Born 3 October 1843 in New York
Died ca. 1918
+2.FamilyMary Celestia Gazlay
Born 10 January 1846 in New York
Married 31 December 1873 in Cortlandville, New York to Alexander Hamlin Hollenbeck
Died 14 January 1919 in Creston, Iowa
3.FamilySarah Ann Gazlay
Born 19 December 1848 in New York
Died 8 October 1850
4.FamilyEvangaline Gazlay
Born 26 July 1852
Died 8 February 1860 in Homer, Cortland County, New York
+5.FamilyHenry Willis Gazlay
Born 26 November 1854
Married 21 December 1882 in Normal, Illinois to Alice Carrie Johnston
Married 31 March 1909 in Benton, Iowa to Kate K. (née Child) Kiplinger
Married ca. 1925 to May Foster
Died 22 February 1934 in Dayton, Texas
6.FamilyClara Ophelia Gazlay
Born 4 April 1857
Died 22 November 1859 in Homer, Cortland County, New York


  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  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.