Gazlay Family History

FamilyJohn Gazlay


FatherJohn Gazlay ( - )
MotherElizabeth Sayrs ( - )

Personal Information

Record Created: 24 November 2009; Last Edited: 26 November 2010 
NameJohn Gazlay
Born 9 July 1722 in Goshen, Orange County, New York1, 2
Married 30 October 1746 in Great Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York to Anna Ward1, 2
Died 9 August 1811 in Greene County, New York2, 3
Buried in Burnt Hills Baptist Church (Hillside) Cemetery, Burnt Hills, Saratoga County, New York3


John served apprenticeship to the business of mill-wright, in Orange County, New York. He early removed to Great Nine Partners, in Dutchess County, New York, and purchased 500 acres of new land, married Anna Ward, by which he had 12 children, who attained maturity.1


Spouse 1FamilyAnna Ward
Born 15 November 1725
Married 30 October 1746 in Great Nine Partners, Dutchess County, New York to John Gazlay
Died 1797
Children of John Gazlay and Anna Ward:
+1.FamilyMary ‘Polly’ Gazlay
Born 4 October 1747 in New York
Married to Dr. William Forman
Died 6 June 1805 in Menands, Albany County, New York
+2.FamilyJohn Gazlay
Born 11 January 1750 in Columbus, Chenango County, New York
Married ca. 1772 to Sarah Furman
Died 26 February 1813
3.FamilyDaniel Gazlay
Born 22 March 1752
Married to Keturah Platt
Died 1777
4.FamilyAnna Gazlay
Born 8 July 1754
Married 1 November 1773 in Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut to William Carter
+5.FamilyHannah Gazlay
Born 18 April 1756
Married to William Wright
+6.FamilyJames Gazlay
Born 23 January 1758
Married 20 October 1783 to Huldah Carter
Died 6 August 1823
+7.FamilyJonathan Gazlay
Born 17 August 1760
Married to Karenda Carter
Died 7 September 1835 in Willet, Cortland County, New York
+8.FamilyElizabeth Gazlay
Born 9 February 1763
Married 1 January 1785 in Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York to Samuel Furman
Died 1 June 1847 in Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, New York
+9.FamilyDeidamia Gazlay
Born 18 June 1765 in New York
Married 1789 to Philip Heartt
Died 11 December 1850
10.FamilyAbigail Gazlay
Born 27 April 1768
Died 1795
+11.FamilyJoseph Gazlay
Born 24 November 1771
Married to Annie Marshall
Died 29 June 1821
+12.FamilyBenjamin Gazlay
Born 24 November 1771
Married to Ruth Bradford


  1. Genealogy of the Gazlay Family, collated by Theodore Gazlay, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1890; unpublished. Transcription available at Gazlay Family History (website).
  2. 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.
  3. Cemetery Inscriptions, Burnt Hills Baptist Church Cemetery (now called Hillside Cemetery), Saratoga NYGENWEB (website), Saratoga, New York.