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Family HistoryFamily History - Asahel ‘Axel’ Warner

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Key:1.“+” preceding a child’s name indicates the child has their own paragraph in the next generation.
 2.“born xxxx” indicates the child is under 18 years of age and the birth date is known but withheld.
This family history features Asahel ‘Axel’ Warner and 18 of his descendants down to the fourth generation.


First Generation
1. Asahel ‘Axel’ Warner,1 born ca. 1779 (parents not determined);1 died ca. 1863.1 Axel married Mary Kimball1 (born ____, parents not determined; Mary died 18081).

+2i. Benjamin ‘Uncle Ben’ Warner, born 22 July 1805 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; died 8 May 1907 in Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut. Married Sarah Sallie Gazlay.
+3ii. Asahel Warner, born 3 May 1810 in Rhode Island. Married Electa _____.

  1. Obituary, Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Benjamin Warner, 8 May 1907.
Second Generation
2. Benjamin ‘Uncle Ben’ Warner2 (Asahel ‘Axel’1), born 22 July 1805 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island;1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 died 8 May 1907 in Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut.8 Uncle Ben married, 18 October 1832, Sarah Sallie Gazlay3, 7 (born April 1810 in Columbus, Chenango County, New York, the daughter of Aaron Gazlay and Abigail Sutton;1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 Sarah died 22 November 1902 in Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut7). Uncle Ben and Sarah are buried in Grove Street Cemetery, Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut.8

Benjamin was the second oldest of nine children of Axel and Mary (Kimball) Warner. He and his wife Sarah Gazlay lived to celebrate their seventieth wedding anniversary. Benjamin was a tanner for over forty years, as well as being a farmer. He was a contemporary of every president after Washington. At the time of his death at the age of 102, Benjamin was the oldest voter in the State of Connecticut.8

Sarah is found in some records as Sallie but in most records as Sarah. It is not clear if they are first and middle names or if one is a nickname.


+4i. Addison Gazlay Warner, born ca. 1836 in New York; died 1 June 1864 in Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia. Married Angeline Elizabeth Gleason.
+5ii. Harriet Augusta Warner, born 14 May 1842 in New Berlin, Chenango County, New York. Married William Williams Mathewson.

3. Asahel Warner2 (Asahel ‘Axel’1), born 3 May 1810 in Rhode Island.10, 11, 12 Asahel married Electa _____12 (born ca. 1814 in Connecticut, parents not determined11, 12).

Children of Asahel Warner and Electa _____:

 6i. Mary Warner, born ca. 1836 in New York.11
+7ii. Asa Warner, born July 1838 in New York. Married Mary Amelia _____.
 8iii. Martha Warner, born ca. 1840 in New York.11
 9iv. Thomas Warner, born ca. 1843 in New York.11, 12
 10v. Sarah J. Warner, born ca. 1849 in New York.11, 12
 11vi. Truman Warner, born ca. 1855 in New York.12

  1. U.S. Federal Census, 1850, New York, Chenango County, Town of New Berlin, page 172, family of Benjamin Warner (age 45), Sarah Warner (age 39), Addison J. Warner (age 14), and Harriet A. Warner (age 8).
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1860, New York, Otsego County, Edmeston, Page No. 146, family of Benjamin (age 55) and Sarah Warner (age 52), with Harley Gasley (age 60, listed as deaf and dumb).
  3. New York State Census, 1865, Chenango County, New Berlin, Page 681, family of Benjamin Warner (59, RI, laborer), Sarah Warner (55, Otsego County, 1 child), and border Montross Gasley (67, Dutchess County). This is undoubtedly David M. Gazlay, son of Aaron and Abigail Gazlay, living with his sister Sarah (Gazlay) Warner and her husband. This is the only known public record where he is listed as Montross, which is understood to be his middle name based on an unpublished family history.
  4. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, Connecticut, Windham County, Woodstock, page 7, Benjamin (age 64) and Sarah Warner (age 59).
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, Connecticut, Windham County, Woodstock, Enumeration District 132, Page No. 24, family of William W. Mathewson, age 51, wife Hattie, age 38, son Bertie (initials unclear), age 19, daughter Nellie T., age 18, father-in-law Benj Warner, age 74, and mother-in-law Sallie Warner, age 70.
  6. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Connecticut, Windham County, Woodstock, Enumeration District 522, Sheet No. 6B, family of William W. (age 41, born Feb 1829) and wife Harriet A. Mathewson (age 58, born May 1842), married 41 years, with Benjamin Warner (age 94, born Jul 1805) and Sarah Warner (age 90, born Apr 1810), married 67 years.
  7. Obituary, Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Mrs. Benjamin Warner [Sarah Gazlay Warner], 26 November 1902.
  8. Obituary, Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Benjamin Warner, 8 May 1907.
  9. Last Will and Testament, David M. Gazlay, will written September 8, 1876. Summary of will provided by Adine Wakefield in a posting at genforum.genealogy.com. The will names the following individuals: widow Angeline E. Gazlay; brother Henry M. Gazlay, Putnam CT; A. M. Gazlay, Louisville, KY; sister Sally Warner, Woodstock, NY; brother Charles M. Gazlay, Jefferson County, KY; brother Albert S. Gazlay; deceased brother Oroville Gazlay; Renu (sp?) C. Gazlay, daughter of Oroville Gazlay; Ellen A. Palmer (formerly Ellen A. Gazlay), daughter of Oroville Gazlay, lived in Ruttum (?) Vermont; Abbie (Abby) A. Miller (formerly Abbie A. Gazlay), daughter of Oroville Gazlay, lived in State of Florida, San Mateso. [Note: the family members in this Will match nearly exactly the composition of children of Aaron and Abigail Gazlay named in at least one other record, so this David M. Gazlay is strongly believed to be their eldest son.]
  10. Email from Lois Cochran to Lee Gazlay, 5 July 2012, with information on her Warner ancestors.
  11. U.S. Federal Census, 1850, New York, Chenango County, Pitcher, Page 184, family of Ashel Warner (40, RI, farmer); Electa Warner (34, Conn); Mary Warner (14, NY); Asa Warner (12, NY); Martha Warner (10, NY); Thomas Warner (7, NY); Sarah Warner (1, NY); Thomas Kenyon (1/12, NY).
  12. U.S. Federal Census, 1860, New York, Chenango County, Pitcher, Page No. 310, family of Asahel Warner (50, R.I., farmer); Elicha Warner (46, Conn.); Asa Warner (21, NY); Thomas Warner (17, [NY]); Truman Warner (5, [NY]); Sarah J. Warner (10, [NY]).
Third and Fourth Generations
4. Addison Gazlay Warner3 (Benjamin ‘Uncle Ben’,2 Asahel ‘Axel’1), born ca. 1836 in New York;1, 2 died 1 June 1864 in Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia.3 Addison married Angeline Elizabeth Gleason10 (born 9 March 1834 in Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut, the daughter of Guy Gleason and Pamelia Combs;4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Angeline died 1 March 1908 in Nahant, Essex County, Massachusetts4). Addison is buried in Grove Street Cemetery, Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut.3 Angeline is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant, Essex County, Massachusetts.4

Addison was a school teacher in Putnam, Connecticut. He twice served in the Union army during the Civil War, and was killed in the Battle of Ashland, Virginia. See his biographical sketch for details: Addison Gazlay Warner


 12i. Pamelia Sarah ‘Minnie’ Warner, born May 1862 in Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut.6, 8, 9, 10, 11

5. Harriet Augusta Warner3 (Benjamin ‘Uncle Ben’,2 Asahel ‘Axel’1), born 14 May 1842 in New Berlin, Chenango County, New York.1, 2, 12, 13, 14 Harriet married, 28 September 1858 in New Berlin, Chenango County, New York, William Williams Mathewson2, 14 (born 9 February 1829 in Brooklyn, Windham County, Connecticut, the son of Rufus Smith Mathewson and Faith Williams McClellan;2, 12, 13, 14, 15 William died 31 May 1901 in Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut14).

+13i. Albert M. McClellan ‘Bertie’ Mathewson, born 19 October 1860 in Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut. Married Mary E. Foster.
+14ii. Ellen Trumbull ‘Nellie’ Mathewson, born 17 March 1862 in Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut. Married John Deforest Haskell.

7. Asa Warner3 (Asahel,2 Asahel ‘Axel’1), born July 1838 in New York.16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 Asa married, ca. 1867, Mary Amelia _____19, 20, 22 (born June 1850 in New York, parents not determined18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23).

Children of Asa Warner and Mary Amelia _____:

 15i. Mary G. Warner, born ca. 1868 in New York.18, 19
 16ii. Herman F. Warner, born ca. 1870 in New York.18, 19
 17iii. Gracie B. Warner, born ca. 1877 in New York.19
+18iv. Bertha A. Warner, born June 1879 in New York. Married Roscoe L. Davis.
+19v. Ralph Asa Warner, born January 1885 in New York. Married Lenora M. ‘Nora’ _____.

  1. U.S. Federal Census, 1850, New York, Chenango County, Town of New Berlin, page 172, family of Benjamin Warner (age 45), Sarah Warner (age 39), Addison J. Warner (age 14), and Harriet A. Warner (age 8).
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1860, Connecticut, Windham County, Town of Woodstock, page 156-157, family of Rufus S. (age 57) and Faith W. Mathewson (age 56), with William W. Mathewson (age 31), Harriet A. Mathewson (age 18), Arthur Mathewson (age 22), Addison G. Warner (age 24), two domestics and one day laborer.
  3. History of Windham County, Connecticut, Edited by Richard M. Bayles, W. W. Preston & Co., New York, 1889. Digitized copy available at www.archive.org. Pages 103, 806, biographical details about Addison G. Warner.
  4. Death Certificate, Massachusetts, Certificate (Return of a Death) No. 75, Angeline E. Gazlay (maiden name Gleason), 1 March 1908 in Nahant, Massachusetts, age 73 years, 11 months, 22 days. The certificate gives the names of her parents and their places of birth, and the name of her husband Henry M. Gazlay.
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1860, Connecticut, Windham County, Pomfret, Page No. 60, family of Guy (age 60) and Parmelia Gleason (age 49), with Illen E. (age 16), Angeline E. (age 26), William F. (age 22), Edgar C. (age 6), Mary A. (age 23) and Stephen O. Hendrick (age 15).
  6. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, Connecticut, Windham County, Pomfret, Page No. 36, family of Guy (age 70) and Pamelia Gleason (age 59), with Ellen E. (age 25), Edgar O. (age 16), David M. Gazlay (age 73) and Angie E. Gazlay (age 36), with Pamelia M. Warner (age 8) (this is the daughter of Angeline by her first husband).
  7. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, Connecticut, Windham County, Putnam, Enumeration District 138, Page No. 45, family of Henry M. Gazlay (age 56) and wife Angeline E. Gazlay (age 46).
  8. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Connecticut, Windham County, Putnam Town, Enumeration District 522, Sheet No. 11B, family of Angeline Gazley, age 70, born Feb 1830, with daughter Minnie Warner, age 38, born Jan 1862. Their ages and birth dates are believed to be incorrect in this census record based on other records (including the death certificate for Angeline). Angeline and Minnie are also shown in the same 1900 census in Nahant, Massachusetts (see), possibly indicating that Angeline maintained two homes. The Nahant census record is believed to be more reliable for their ages and birth dates.
  9. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Massachusetts, Essex County, Nahant Town, Enumeration District 413, Sheet No. 9A, family of Angeline Gazlay, age 66, born Mar 1834, with daughter Minnie Warner, age 38, born May 1862.
  10. Lineage Books, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 19: Miss Pamelia Sarah Warner. DAR ID Number: 18299 Born in Pomfret, Connecticut. Descendant of John Combs, of Massachusetts. Daughter of Addison Gazlay Warner and Angeline Elizabeth Gleason, his wife. Granddaughter of Guy Gleason and Parmelia Combs, his wife. Gr.-granddaughter of John Combs and Eunice Shepard, his wife. John Combs, (1757-1848), was placed on the pension roll of Worcester county at the age of seventy-six for service of private in the Massachusetts militia. He was born in Warren, Mass., where he died.
  11. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, Connecticut, Windham County, Pomfret, Enumeration District 145, Page No. 5, family of Guy and Pamelia Gleason with daughter Ellen, son Edgar and his wife Mabel, and granddaughter Minnie Warner.
  12. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, Connecticut, Windham County, Woodstock, Enumeration District 132, Page No. 24, family of William W. Mathewson, age 51, wife Hattie, age 38, son Bertie (initials unclear), age 19, daughter Nellie T., age 18, father-in-law Benj Warner, age 74, and mother-in-law Sallie Warner, age 70.
  13. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Connecticut, Windham County, Woodstock, Enumeration District 522, Sheet No. 6B, family of William W. (age 41, born Feb 1829) and wife Harriet A. Mathewson (age 58, born May 1842), married 41 years, with Benjamin Warner (age 94, born Jul 1805) and Sarah Warner (age 90, born Apr 1810), married 67 years.
  14. Abbe-Abbey Genealogy, in Memory of John Abbe and His Descendants, by Cleveland Abbe and Josephine Genung Nichols. New Haven Connecticut: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1916. Pages 235, 236, 349, 350. Digitized copy available at Google Books.
  15. History of Windham County, Connecticut, Edited by Richard M. Bayles, W. W. Preston & Co., New York, 1889. Digitized copy available at www.archive.org. Pages 552-553, biographical sketch of Rufus S. Mathewson.
  16. U.S. Federal Census, 1850, New York, Chenango County, Pitcher, Page 184, family of Ashel Warner (40, RI, farmer); Electa Warner (34, Conn); Mary Warner (14, NY); Asa Warner (12, NY); Martha Warner (10, NY); Thomas Warner (7, NY); Sarah Warner (1, NY); Thomas Kenyon (1/12, NY).
  17. U.S. Federal Census, 1860, New York, Chenango County, Pitcher, Page No. 310, family of Asahel Warner (50, R.I., farmer); Elicha Warner (46, Conn.); Asa Warner (21, NY); Thomas Warner (17, [NY]); Truman Warner (5, [NY]); Sarah J. Warner (10, [NY]).
  18. New York State Census, 1875, Chenango County, Pitcher, Page 21, family of Asa Warner (36, Chenango, farmer); wife Amelia Warner (25, Chenango); child Mary Warner (7, Chenango); child Herman Warner (4, Chenango).
  19. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, New York, Chenango County, Pitcher, Enumeration District 110, Page No. 13A; family of Asa Warner (40, New York, farmer); wife Mary A. Warner (30, New York); daughter Mary G. Warner (12, New York); son Herman F. Warner (10, New York); daughter Gracie B. Warner (3, New York); daughter Bertha Warner (1, New York); hired man Erastus Johnson (20, New York, working on farm).
  20. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New York, Chenango County, Pitcher Town, Enumeration District 7, Sheet No. 1B; family of Asa Warner (61, New York, July 1838, dairy farmer); wife of 33 years Mary Amelia Warner (49, New York, June 1850, 5 children, 5 living); daughter Bertha A. Davis (20, New York, June 1879, married 0 years, no children); son-in-law Roscoe L. Davis (21, New York, school teacher); son Ralph Asa Warner (15, New York, Jan 1885, farm laborer).
  21. New York State Census, 1905, Chenango County, Pitcher, Page 9, family of Asa Warner (65, farmer); wife Amelia A. Warner (55); son Ralph Warner (26, farmer).
  22. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, New York, Chenango County, Pitcher Township, Enumeration District 99, Sheet No. 3B; family of Asa Warner (72, New York, farmer, general farm); wife of 43 years Mary A. Warner (60, New York, 5 children, 5 living); son Ralph A. Warner (25, New York, laborer, farm); daugh in law, wife of 3 years Leonora Warner (21, New York, no children); hired man Maxwell Lord (19, Kentucky, laborer, farm).
  23. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New York, Chenango County, Pitcher Township, Enumeration District 136, Sheet No. 4B; family of Asa Warner (81, New York, farmer, genl farm); wife Amelia Warner (69, New York); grandson Archie Harvey (30, New York, laborer, farm).