Gazlay Family History

FamilyMargaret Gaisley



Personal Information

Record Created: 27 March 2016; Last Edited: 2 January 2017 
NameMargaret Gaisley
Born ca. 1815 in Albany County, New York1, 2, 3, 4
Married to Benoni Bradner Forman


Spouse 1FamilyBenoni Bradner Forman (son of Dr. William Forman and Mary ‘Polly’ Gazlay)
Born ca. 1785 in Albany County, New York
Married to Margaret Gaisley
Children of Margaret Gaisley and Benoni Bradner Forman:
1.FamilyMary E. Forman
Born ca. 1836 in Albany County, New York
+2.FamilyCaroline A. Forman
Born ca. 1842 in Albany County, New York
Married 1 July 1859 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York to George Carpenter Whitney
+3.FamilyCornelia Helen Forman
Born December 1851 in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York
Married 28 September 1876 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York to George Lamprey Orpen
Died 24 February 1928 in Queens County, New York


  1. New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940, George Lamprey Orpen, age 32, born in New York City, father: Wm. Orpen; mother: Jemima; Cornelia Hellen Forman, age 25, born in New York City, father: Ben... B. Forman; mother: Margaret Gaisley. Married on 28 September 1876 in Brooklyn, Kings [County], New York.
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1860, New York, Kings County, Brooklyn, Page 111, family of Benoni B. Forman (75, N.Y.); Margaret Forman (45, N.Y.); Mary E. Forman (24, N.Y., tailoress); Caroline Forman (18, N.Y.); Cornelia H. Forman (12, N.Y.).
  3. New York State Census, 1865, Kings County, Brooklyn, Ward 14, Page 37, family of Benj. [sic] B. Forman (81, Albany); wife Margaret Forman (48, Albany, 5 children); child Emely O. Forman (28, Albany, 1 child, plain sewing); child Caroline Whitney (24, Albany, 1 child); child Ann H. Forman (16, Troy); child [sic, probably grandchild] Willard F. Forman (3 6/12, Kings).
  4. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, New York, King County, Brooklyn, Page 110, family of Wenoni [sic] Forman (87, New York, silversmith); wife Margaret Forman (57, New York); Mary Forman (33, New York, tailoress); Caroline [sic, probably is actually Cornelia] Forman (22, New York, tailoress). Living next door is their married daughter Caroline and her family: George Whitney (32, New York, silversmith); Caroline Whitney (28, New York, tailoress); Willard Whitney (7, New York); Ida O Mearah (12, New York).