Gazlay Family History
 

FamilyMiles Mosher Gazlay

Parents

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

Personal Information

Record Created: 17 November 2009; Last Edited: 17 March 2014 
NameMiles Mosher Gazlay
GenderMale
Born 30 August 1824 in Otsego County, New York1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Married 16 July 1848 to Isabelle Yaw9, 10
Married 21 June 1863 to Julia Ellen (née Spaford) Carpenter9, 11
Died 3 November 19001, 12
Buried in Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York1

Biography

Miles’ obituary provides an interesting sketch of his life:13

Obituary.

MILES M. GAZLAY.

Miles M. Gazlay, a life-long resident of South Edmeston, N.Y., died November 3, 1900, aged 76 years. His father, Jacob Gazlay, was one of the pioneer settlers of Unadilla Valley, living for many years upon the very farm where Miles M. Gazlay was born and died. There are but few in this busy world of change and unrest, that live for seventy-six long years, in one locality, and especially in the home of birth. June 21st, 1863, Mr. Gazlay was married to Catharine Yaw who died, leaving one daughter, now Mrs. Homer Stickney of South Dakota. Later on Mr. Gazlay married Mrs. Julia Carpenter who now mourns the loss of a faithful husband. A daughter, Mrs. Andrew Walling, and one son, Charles Gazlay, also survive him, the latter living upon the old homestead. Mr. Gazlay was honored and respected by all who knew him. Living as he did so long in one vicinity, he was known by everyone for miles around. He was an honest man in the best and highest sense of the word. No one can truthfully say that he was ever wronged out of a cent by Miles M. Gazlay. Upon the other hand Mr. G. was always more than just—ready and willing to help others in affliction. As a neighbor he was kind and obliging—ever willing to grant favors to all. His home was always open to his friends and relatives. He faithfully cared for his parents as long as they lived, and also an invalid sister. Other relatives also had a home with him whenever they wished. We are glad to know that he too was tenderly cared for as old age came on. Kind hands ministered to his needs, just as he had done to others. Mr. Gazlay will be missed everywhere. His cheerful face and hopeful words that always characterized him, will live only in memory. But memory will be true, and it will often bring back the fond remembrances of a manly man, and a friend to humanity. While the departed one sleeps so near to the only home he ever knew, and among the graves of his ancesters [sic], pleasant memories will linger in the souls of those who knew him. May there be a glad reunion in the “other life.” M. A. H.

Family

Spouse 1FamilyIsabelle Yaw
Born 16 July 1828
Married 16 July 1848 to Miles Mosher Gazlay
Died 11 February 1863
  
Children of Miles Mosher Gazlay and Isabelle Yaw:
  
1.Family(Infant) Gazlay
Born ca. June 1849
Died 27 June 1849
  
2.FamilyHenry A. Gazlay
Born 12 April 1850 in New York
Died 23 March 1851
  
+3.FamilyMary Ella Gazlay
Born March 1852 in Otsego County, New York
Married ca. 1874 to Homer Stickney
Died 6 August 1923 in Hutchinson County, South Dakota
  
Spouse 2FamilyJulia Ellen (née Spaford) Carpenter (daughter of William Mosher Spaford and Marcia Southworth)
Born 10 September 1837 in Pittsfield, Otsego County, New York
Married 24 December 1854 to Caleb Carpenter
Married 21 June 1863 to Miles Mosher Gazlay
Died 1 March 1924 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York
  
Children of Miles Mosher Gazlay and Julia Ellen (née Spaford) Carpenter:
  
+1.FamilyCharles Henry Gazlay
Born 19 October 1865 in South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York
Married 4 March 1891 to Eva Jane Reed
Died 26 March 1941 in South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York
  
+2.FamilyElizabeth Lily Gazlay
Born 3 October 1870 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York
Married 16 February 1887 in South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York to Andrew Claude Walling
Died 6 November 1901 in Otsego County, New York
  

Sources

  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. U.S. Federal Census, 1860, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Page No. 145, family of Miles and Isabel Gasley and daughter Mary E.
  4. 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).
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Page No. 27, family of Miles and Julia Gasly and children Ella, Charles, mother Mary, and step children William and Clark Carpenter.
  6. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Enumeration District 97, Page No. 8, family of Miles M. and Julia E. Gazlay.
  7. New York State Census, 1892, Otsego County, Edmeston, family of Miles M. Gazley (68, farmer); Julia E. Gazley (55); Sarah Eastman (92); Charles H. Gazley (27, farmer); Eva Gazley (24, school teacher).
  8. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Enumeration District 113, Sheets No. 13 and 14, family of Miles M. and Julia E. Gazlay.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. The Gazlay History includes this entry in notes on pages 26 and 27 written by Ruth Tuttle regarding her grandfather Miles Gazlay and his descendants.
  11. A Genealogical Record of John Spofford and Elizabeth Scott, by Dr. Jeremiah Spofford, of Groveland, Mass. Boston: Printed by Alfred Mudge & Son, 1888. Electronic copy available at Georgetown Historical Society (website), Georgetown, Massachusetts.
  12. 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.
  13. Obituary, Brookfield Courier, Brookfield, Madison County, New York. Available at www.fultonhistory.com. 14 November 1900, Miles M. Gazlay. The article provides vital details and a brief biographical sketch.