Gazlay Family History

FamilyJacob Gazlay


FatherJohn Gazlay (11 January 1750 - 26 February 1813)
MotherSarah Furman (ca. 1754 - 7 June 1821)

Personal Information

Record Created: 7 November 2009; Last Edited: 17 March 2014 
NameJacob Gazlay
Born 25 March 1795 in Dutchess County, New York: (one source lists his birth as 23 March 1795 in Edmeston, N.Y.)1, 2, 3, 4
Married 20 March 1816 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York to Mary Champion3
Died 19 August 1869 in South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York3, 5, 6, 7
Buried in Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York5


Spouse 1FamilyMary Champion (daughter of Stephen Champion and Phoebe Moshier)
Born 5 April 1794 in South Lyme, Connecticut
Married 20 March 1816 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York to Jacob Gazlay
Died 13 February 1879 in South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York
Children of Jacob Gazlay and Mary Champion:
+1.FamilyDr. Henry Champion Gazlay
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
2.FamilySarah Maria Gazlay
Born 14 December 1819 in Otsego County, New York
Died 30 December 1869 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York
+3.FamilyMiles Mosher Gazlay
Born 30 August 1824 in Otsego County, New York
Married 16 July 1848 to Isabelle Yaw
Married 21 June 1863 to Julia Ellen (née Spaford) Carpenter
Died 3 November 1900


  1. U.S. Federal Census, 1850, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Page 82, family of Jacob and Mary Gazeley, with daughter Maria, son Miles and his wife Isabel and their son John.
  2. New York State Census, 1865, Chenango County, Edmeston, Page 51, family of Miles M. Gazley (40, Otsego, farmer); wife Julia Gazley (29, Otsego, 2 children); daughter Mary E. Gazley (13, Otsego); son [sic, step-son] Wm Carpenter (9, Chenango); son [sic, step-son] Clark Carpenter (7, Otsego). Living next door: Jacob Gazley (70, Dutchess, farmer); wife Mary Gazley (70, Ct., 5 children); daughter Maria S. Gazley (44, Otsego).
  3. 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.
  4. The Gazlay Family in America, with sections titled "Ten Generations of American Gazlays" for several branches of the Gazlay family. Document is marked on one page, "From Gerard Gazlay, Jr. Jan. 1980." Unpublished, nine unnumbered pages. Photocopy in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  5. Cemetery Inscriptions, The Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston, New York. Copy of all inscriptions existing on 30 March 1902 copied by Charles H. Gazlay. List available on various web sites.
  6. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Mortality Schedule, Page 424, Jacob Gasley [sic, Jacob Gazlay], age 75, born in N.Y., stone mason, died in August 1869 of consumption; Sarah W. Gasley [sic, Sarah M. Gazlay], age 50, born in N.Y., invalid, died in December 1869 of consumption.
  7. 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.