Gazlay Family History

FamilySarah Maria Gazlay


FatherJacob Gazlay (25 March 1795 - 19 August 1869)
MotherMary Champion (5 April 1794 - 13 February 1879)

Personal Information

Record Created: 7 November 2009; Last Edited: 17 March 2014 
NameSarah Maria Gazlay
Born 14 December 1819 in Otsego County, New York1, 2, 3, 4
Died 30 December 1869 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York1, 4, 5, 6
Buried in Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York1


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  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. 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.
  6. 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 Unpublished, 29 pages.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.