Gazlay Family History

FamilyClara Ophelia Gazlay


FatherDr. Henry Champion Gazlay (1 August 1818 - 19 March 1900)
MotherSabra Elvira Cornwall (5 April 1821 - 14 August 1859)

Personal Information

Record Created: 14 November 2009; Last Edited: 29 March 2014 
NameClara Ophelia Gazlay
Born 4 April 18571
Died 22 November 1859 in Homer, Cortland County, New York1, 2
Buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, Cortland County, New York1, 3


  1. Cemetery Monument Transcription, Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, New York: Dr. Henry C. Gazlay. Transcribed and typewritten by Herman and Florence Gazlay, June 1958. Copy in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1860, New York, Cortland County, Homer, Mortality Schedule, Page No. 1, Sabra E. Gazlay (38, New York, died Aug. [1859], consumptive fever, ill for 7 months); Clara A. Gazlay (8, New York, died Nov. [1859], consumptive fever, ill for 2 months); Evangeline Gazlay (7, New York, died Feb. [1860], consumptive fever, ill for 6 months).
  3. 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 Unpublished, 29 pages.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.