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25. Samuel COMSTOCK Jr.86 was born on 16 April 1679 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.2,4,87 He died on 1 April 1727 at the age of 47 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.34

14 May 1707 - Fined for not training, he being a Quaker

The Early Records of the Town of Providence
Vol XX Deed Book 2, p.284-287 2 Oct 1708, Reign of Queen Anne. Indenture between Eliezer Arnold of one part and Thomas Smith, Joseph Smith Junr, Samuell Wilkinson junr, Samuell Comstock junr, Thomas Arnold, junr, Eliezer Arnold junr, and Joseph Arnold all of Providence in the collony of Rhode Island, Husbandmen, of the other part. Sold all that tract of land near his now dwellinghouse on the West side of the highway from Mendon to Providence, containing halfe an acre on which stands a Certaine Meatinghouse of the People called Quakers. There shall be No devision or Partition made of ye granted primises, or any part thereof, but that ye Same Shall be held & Used in common. Signed by all 8 gentlement in the presence of Walter Phettiplace and Benjamin Smith. Aknowledge before Joseph Jenckes, Assistant on 7 Mar 1709. Recorded 17 Mar 1709, Thos. Olney, Clerk.

Vol XIII, Town Meeting No. 2, p.2-3 14 Feb 1716 Samuel Comstock Junr John Arnold Junr & Henry Mawry Chosen to Lay out a highway from the highway formerly Layed out by the Town to Westquotomset: to Wansocut so far as they shall think meete: and make Returne of there proceedings to the towne for the Towns allowance and Confirmation of sd work

Vol. IX, p.29-30 23rd of Aprill 1716. Laying out of a highway through Wesquetomscutt and Wansocott [Woonsocket] Lands and so over the River Called the branch ...."Crassing the said path sevorall times with bounds plainely marked by Hazadiah Comestockes and a Long by Samuell Comestockes and Richard Spreagues to the Branch of the River" Signed by John Arnold, Henry Mawrey, Samuell Comestock Junr.

Vol XIII, Town Meeting No. 2, p.11. 28 Jan 1717. Capt Richard Waterman Chosen Moderator. Mr Jonathan Spreague Chosen Grand juriman to serve att the next Genrl Court of Tryals to be holden att Newport the Last tusday in March Next. And Samuel Comestock Junr, Leiut Roger Burlinggame, Leiut William Harris, Ebenezer Spreague to serve pette Jurimen att sd Court

Vol XIII, Town Meeting No. 2, p.6-7 27 Jan 1718. Upon a bill presented by severall persons Liveing in the northern part of the Towne ship: that they may have a pound build in that parte of the Towne: the which by voate is Granted: and also a Comittee of three men Chosen to appoynt where sd Pound shall be sett.
Ensigne James Whipple, John Arnold Junr and Saml Comstock Junr are the three men Chosen

Vol.XVI, p.50-52. Samuel Comstock, Jr. and John Mowre appraised the estate of Jathaniel Mawrey who died 24 Mar 1718. Date of appraisal was 31 Mar 1718. Nathaniel's son Joseph was Executor.
p.85-88 Accounts of the estate of Nathaniel Mowrey reveals a payment of 6 shillings to Samuell Comestock on 1 Aug 1718.
p.83-85. Samuel Comstock, Junr, Joseph Smith and Daniell Mathewson witnessed the Last Will and Testament of John Malavery dated 15 Sep 1718.
p.274-275. Agreement among heirs of Anne (Inman) Comstocks two deceased sisters, Tabitha and Joannah, signed by Samuel Barlet, John Inman, Valentine Inman, Deborah Inman, Daniel Mathewson, John Belaue, Samuel Comstock, Junr. 2 Nov 1723.

Vol XIII, Town Meeting No. 2, p.30. 1 Jun 1724 Samuel Comestock Junr Chosen seacond Constable. Marked with an X to indicate he was Engaged.

Will dated 1 Apr 1727, proved 13 Apr 1727. Bequests to wife Anne and children Sarah Aldrich, David, and Anne, who is under 18. Wit: Richard Sprague, Hazadiah Comstock, Joseph Arnold.
27 Feb 1727, his father Samuel Comstock deeded to Samuel, Jr. 100 acres "on both sides of a river that runs out of a cedar swamp known as Wansocut (Woonsocket) cedar swamp, being that on which son Samuel now resides"

Samuel COMSTOCK Jr. and Anne INMAN were married.50 Anne INMAN, daughter of John INMAN and Mary WHITMAN, died in 1727.88

Samuel COMSTOCK Jr. and Anne INMAN had the following children:



David COMSTOCK89 was born in 1704.90 He died on 27 August 1771 at the age of 67.28,50

Married by Jonathan Sprague, Justice

David Comstock was chosen the first constable of the new township of Smithfield at the first town meeting in 1731; his brother Hazadiah was one of the first fence viewers. History of Smithfield, RI by Thomas Steere, c 1881, p.24

Smithfield RI, DB 1, p.16-17 30 Mar 1731 David Comstock to Joseph Cook. 31 acres on the NW side of the Branch River where it empties into the Pawtucket [Blackstone] River. Signed: David Comstock. William Comstock [probably his brother] was one of the witnesses. Acknowledged by David Comstock on 27 Apr 1733.
On 28 Mar 1733, Joseph Cook, sold this same 31 acres to Daniel Comstock, stating that the land was formerly laid out to Samuel Comstock on 18 May 1716 - this could be either David's father or his grandfather as they both died in 1727.

David was a Councilman of Smithfield in 1735, 1736 and 1754. He was a deputy in 1743 & 1746. He preformed marriages as Justice from 1738 to 1749.

1747 David Comstock, Esq. was on a list of freemen in Smithfield.

Will in Smithfield. Dated 26 Jul 1771 and proved on 16 Sep 1771. Wife Deborah. Son Benjamin to be cared for. Sons Samuel, Nathan, George & William. Daughters Sarah Farnum, Deborah Arnold, Anne Ballue. Wit: Jacob Arnold, Caleb Arnold, Enoch Sprague, Thomas Steere.



Sarah COMSTOCK was born on 24 May 1706 in Rhode Island.51,62
2 Sep 2001
Transcription of East Greenwich Monthly Meeting Births and Deaths, East Greenwich, Kent Co, RI.
Smithfield Monthly Meeting set off from here circa 1712.
p.88 Sarah Comstock, daughter of Samuel Comstock was born 24th day of 3rd month, 1706. [24 May 1706]

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Surnames: Aldrich, Comstock
Page 019, Smithfield Monthly Meeting, Smithfield, Providence Co., RI

Seth ALDRICH, Junr., son of Seth Aldrich of Mendon, MA
Sarah COMSTOCK, daughter of Samuel Comstock, Jun. of Providence
28th day, 8th month, 1725 (likely 28 Nov 1725 according to old calendar), Providence
Seth Aldrich, Samuel Comstock, Junr., Anne Comstock, Joseph Arnold, Junr., Ichabod Comstock, Peter Aldrich, Samuel Thayer, Benjn. Thomson, John Aldrich, David Comstock, Joseph Smith, Moses Aldrich, John Arnold, Thos. Smith, James Mussey, Edward Smith, Joseph Arnold, Hazadiah Comstock, John Mowrey [sic], Amey Comstock, Rese Tebbets, Mercy Smith, Elizabeth Comstock, Elizebeth Sayles, Huldah Wilkinson, Huldah Wilkinson, junr., Sarah Aldrich, Sarah Smith, Rachel Thayer, Elizabeth Arnold, Judath Mussey, Jean Aldrich, Susannah Boyce, Patience Arnold



Anne COMSTOCK was born in 1709.50 She died on 11 December 1731 at the age of 22.50