Gazlay Family History

FamilyMary Ann Baldwin


FatherNorman Baldwin (23 December 1808 - 27 November 1878)
MotherMary Ann ‘Polly’ Robinson (26 December 1819 - 12 May 1867)

Personal Information

Record Created: 15 November 2009; Last Edited: 28 February 2015 
NameMary Ann Baldwin
Born 7 November 1838 in Delhi, Delaware County, New York1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Married to William Brabrook3
Married 12 September 1876 in Cortland, New York to Dr. Henry Champion Gazlay4
Died 25 November 18901, 3
Buried in Cortland Rural Cemetery, Cortland, Cortland County, New York1


The Cortland Democrat provides a brief obituary:6


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.


Spouse 1FamilyWilliam Brabrook
Married to Mary Ann Baldwin
Spouse 2FamilyDr. 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


  1. 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.
  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. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Obituary, The Cortland Democrat, Cortland, New York, available at, Mrs. Henry C. Gazlay, died 25 November 1890.