Gazlay Family History

FamilyCatherine Malvina Bolles



Personal Information

Record Created: 14 November 2009; Last Edited: 12 April 2014 
NameCatherine Malvina Bolles
Born 6 October 1828 in Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut1, 2
Married 21 February 1860 in Cortland, New York to Dr. Henry Champion Gazlay2, 3
Died 13 January 1876 in Cortland, New York2, 4
Buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, Cortland County, New York3


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 Catherine Malvina Bolles and Dr. Henry Champion Gazlay:
1.FamilyLeslie Howard Gazlay
Born 28 December 1860
Died 1 July 1861
2.FamilyVictor C. Gazlay
Born 24 September 1862
Died 18 February 1863


  1. 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.
  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. 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 Unpublished, 29 pages.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.
  4. 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.