Gazlay Family History

FamilyJonathan Gazlay


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

Personal Information

Record Created: 24 November 2009; Last Edited: 11 September 2011 
NameJonathan Gazlay
Born 17 August 17601, 2
Married to Karenda Carter1
Died 7 September 1835 in Willet, Cortland County, New York2, 3, 4
Buried in Willet Cemetery, Willet, Cortland County, New York3


According to a statement by Rev. Sayrs Gazlay in 1852, Jonathan had 14 children, of which four were still living at that time: Samuel, Thomas Jefferson, Patty, and Maria.1, 5


Spouse 1FamilyKarenda Carter
Married to Jonathan Gazlay
Children of Jonathan Gazlay and Karenda Carter:
+1.FamilyWilliam C. Gazley
Born ca. 1781 in New York
Married 13 September 1806 in New Hartford, Oneida County, New York to Patty Dickinson
Married to Betsey (née Plank) Phy
Died 27 September 1858 in Gaines, Genesee County, Michigan
+2.FamilyWard Madison Gazlay
Born ca. 1782
Married 13 June 1822 in Newburg, Orange County, New York to Elizabeth Carter
Died 20 April 1836 in Newburg, Orange County, New York
+3.FamilySamuel D. Gazley
Born 31 January 1785 in New York
Married 20 December 1818 in Cincinnatus, Cortland County, New York to Sarah ‘Sally’ Jones
Died 25 July 1857 in Canyonville, Douglas County, Oregon
+4.FamilyJoshua Gazlay
Born 31 December 1785
Married ca. 1811 to Abigail Jones
Died 5 June 1842
5.FamilyPatty Gazlay
6.FamilyMaria Gazlay
+7.FamilyGeorge Gazley
Married to Mary McGee
Died 20 December 1843 in Houston, Harris County, Texas
+8.FamilyAbraham Gazlay
Born ca. 1794
Married 24 February 1828 in New Jersey to Mary McCully
Died 1 October 1839 in Houston, Harris County, Texas
+9.FamilyDr. Thomas Jefferson Gazley
Born ca. 1798 in New York
Married 21 March 1819 in Hamilton County, Ohio to Elizabeth Boyce
Died 31 October 1853 in Smithville, Bastrop County, Texas


  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 Genealogy of the Gazlay Family, collated by Theodore Gazlay, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1890; unpublished.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 Unpublished, nine unnumbered pages.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. Find a Grave (website). Willet Cemetery, Willet, Cortland County, New York; Flat stone: Jonathan Gazlay / Pvt Dutchess County NY Mil / Revolutionary War / 1760 - 1835. This is a modern stone.
  4. Deaths, Unidentified newspaper, cited as “CR-Cortland Record?,” but more likely the Cortland Republican. The entry reads, “Gazley, Hon. Jonathan, a soldier of the Revolution, & for many years Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, d. at Willet, 7th inst., at 75 y. [CR-Sept. 22, 1835]” The citation is given in the entry for Jonathan Gazlay, ID I4417, rootsweb (website); contact name: Alicia Dorstewitz.
  5. The names of the other children are compiled from several sources, and are subject to correction as more information is found.