Gazlay Family History
 

FamilyJohn Gazlay

Parents

FatherJohn Gazlay (9 July 1722 - 9 August 1811)
MotherAnna Ward (15 November 1725 - 1797)

Personal Information

Record Created: 23 November 2009; Last Edited: 13 November 2010 
NameJohn Gazlay
GenderMale
Born 11 January 1750 in Columbus, Chenango County, New York: (This is probably an Old Style date. At least one source lists his birth date as 22 January 1750 which would be the equivalent New Style date.)1, 2, 3
Married ca. 1772 to Sarah Furman1, 4
Died 26 February 18132
Buried in Gazlay Cemetery, South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York: His is the oldest stone in the Gazlay Cemetery.5

Biography

There is a record of John Gazlay buying a farm from A. Lyon, 181 acres for $2,100. This farm is in South Edmeston, and now [1950s] is owned by Mrs. Tuttle, daughter of Charles Gazlay.2

Family

Spouse 1FamilySarah Furman
Born ca. 1754
Married ca. 1772 to John Gazlay
Died 7 June 1821
  
Children of John Gazlay and Sarah Furman:
  
+1.FamilyAaron Gazlay
Born 16 May 1773 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York
Married 11 January 1797 in Yorktown, Westchester County, New York to Abigail Sutton
Died 29 September 1830 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York
  
+2.FamilyAnne Gazlay
Born 27 January 1776 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York
Married 11 January 1796 in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York to Henry Spencer
Died 24 February 1813
  
+3.FamilyDaniel Gazlay
Born 8 May 1778 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York
Married 20 March 1802 in Deerfield, New York to Susannah Leavenworth
Died 6 May 1847 in Town of Maine, Cook County, Illinois
  
+4.FamilyAlexander Gazlay
Born 29 September 1780 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York
Married 1 September 1804 in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York to Susannah Sutton
Died 5 August 1834 in New Berlin, Chenango County, New York
  
+5.FamilyElizabeth Gazlay
Born 7 October 1783 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York
Married to Royal Hubby
Died 28 March 1869
  
6.FamilyDenton Gazlay
Born 4 April 1786 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York
Died 21 February 1859 in South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York
  
+7.FamilyJohn Furman Gazlay
Born 23 February 1788 in Clinton, Dutchess County, New York
Married 17 August 1811 in Glens Falls, Warren County, New York to Polly Haight
Died 31 December 1875 in Evans, Erie County, New York
  
+8.FamilyJoseph Gazlay
Born 25 March 1790 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York
Married ca. 1814 to Martha _____
Died 19 November 1870
  
9.FamilyBenjamin Gazlay
Born 23 November 1793 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York
Died 4 November 1826
  
+10.FamilyJacob Gazlay
Born 25 March 1795 in Dutchess County, New York
Married 20 March 1816 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York to Mary Champion
Died 19 August 1869 in South Edmeston, Otsego County, New York
  
11.FamilyHenry ‘Harry’ Gazlay
Born 22 July 1798 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York
Died 22 December 1826
  

Sources

  1. Genealogy of the Gazlay Family, collated by Theodore Gazlay, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1890; unpublished. Transcription available at Gazlay Family History (website).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  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. 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.