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27. Thomas COMSTOCK4,89,99,100 was born on 7 November 1684 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.2,31,87 He died in 1761 at the age of 77.

Married by Richard Browne, Justice
Early Town Records of Providence, Vol IV, p. 147: "Thomas Comestock & Mercy Jenckes (the daughter of William Jenckes) both of the Towne of Providence in the Colony of Roade Island, etc; were both lawfully joyned together in Marriage at sd Providence on the 9th day of July Anno: 1713; per Richd Browne, Justice of Peace."

The Early Records of the Town of Providence
Vol.XX Deed Book 2, p.67 Thomas Tillinghast sold to John Aldridge one full Share & Right of land in the Township. 11 Oct 1703. Witnesses: Thomas ComeStock and Hannah Tillinghast. Recorded 19 Dec 1705.
Vol. IX, p.180 March ye 10th, 1707. Thomas Comestock of ye Towne of Providence....hath taken up a Stray horse ...Apprized at five Pounds.
Vol IX, p.163 November the 9th 1714. Tho. Comestock gave notice that he had taken up two stray steeres.
Vol. IX, p.11 October ye 28th 1715 Thomas comestock of Providence in ye Colony of Rhoad Island ...had taken up a stray hiffer Calf.
Vol IX, p.16 29 Oct 1716. Jury to Lay out a high way from a Pond called the Grate Pond to the grate meadow hallow [now Lonsdale Ave from Scott's pond to Main St. in Pawtucket] "Crassing Thomas Comstocks feild on the East side of his Barn the sd Comstock allowing the Land freely for said way through his Land there"
Vol. XVI,p.25. Thomas Comestock and Joseph Bagly appraised the estate of Joseph Jenckes, Sr. on 24 Jan 1717.
p.213-221 Thomas Arnold and Thomas Comestock appraised the estate of Eleazar Arnold on 19 Sep 1722.
Vol XIII, Town Meeting No. 2, p. 61. 3 Jun 1723. Mr. Thomas Comstock Chosen Constable [Name not marked as being engaged.]

He is likely the Thomas Comstock on a list of freemen, West Greenwich, 1748. He may have been on a list in Warwich, 1747.

Left Will June 10, 1761; proved Oct 3, 1761. West Greenwich. Bequests to sons Job, Thomas, William, and daughters Patience, Susanna, Esther, Lydia Scott, grandson Charles, eldest son of dec daughter Sarah, and wife Mercy.

Thomas COMSTOCK and Mercy JENCKES were married on 9 July 1713.2,30 Mercy JENCKES101,102, daughter of WILLIAM JENCKES and PATIENCE SPRAGUE, was born (date unknown).

Mercy Jenckes Comstock died at age 90.

Thomas COMSTOCK and Mercy JENCKES had the following children:



Job COMSTOCK103 was born about 1713.104 He died in 1811 at the age of 98 in East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island.105

Job Comstock listed as a freeman, West Greenwich, 1754.

Senate Executive Journal, Friday, 2 Jul 1790
United States, July 2d, 1790
Gentlemen of the Senate:
I nominate.....
I likewise nominate the following persons to fill offices in the Revenue Deparment of the United States within the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, viz:
.....Job Comstock, to be Surveyor of the Port of East Greenwich
Tuesday, 3 Aug 179?
Thomas Arnold, to be Surveyor of the port of East Greenwich, in the State of Rhode Island, in place of Job Comstock who has declined his appointment.



Thomas COMSTOCK89,99,106 was born (date unknown).

Thomas was a Quaker minister or speaker. Nov 1768, Greenwich RI Friends gave a certificate to Thomas Comstock, moving with his family to Oblong, Dutchess Co NY. He was a member of the Nine Partners Meeting in Dutchess Co.

Thomas Comstock, Jr. was on a list of freeman, West Greenwich, 1754.



William COMSTOCK89,107 was born about 1720.99 He died in 1787 at the age of 67.108

William was on a list of freeman, West Greenwich, 1747.

Will of William Comstock, age 71 years. West Greenwich. Dated 12 Jan 1787, proved 26 Feb 1787. Wife Anna. Sons Thomas, John, Ishmael, & David. Daughters Deliverance Matteson, Anna Arnold, Sarah Olin, Elizabeth Comstock & Lydia Matteson, dec'd. Grandson Aaron Comstock. Grandsons Moses, Israel & William Matteson all under 21, sons of Lydia, dec'd.
Land was given to son Thomas and daughters Deliverance Matteson, Anna Arnold, and Sarah Olin - 70-80 acres provded that Deliverance gave her daughter Esther Arnold $40.
Son John to have 60 acres.
Half of house to John and Elizabeth.
Daughter Elizabeth & grandson Aaron to have remainder of homestead farm
Sons Ismael & David $1 each
Grandsons, Moses, Israel & William Matteson, sons of deceased dau Lydia to have $1 each.
Loving wife Ann, remainder of personal estate; She was executrix.

East & West Greenwich RI Marriages taken from Probate, Grave & Death Records:
Thomas married Martha Matteson, dau of Ebenezer on 20 Nov 1763
Deliverance married Job Matteson, son of John Matteson, on 1 May 1768
Sarah married Henry Olin Jr on 9 Dec 1770.
Lydia married Warren Matteson, son of Jonathan Jr. on 10 Dec 1775
Ismael married Rachel Comstock, daughter of Jonathan & Susannah on 12 Dec 1776
Anna married Elisha Arnold, son of Elisha, on 21 Dec 1777.
David married Rebeca Briggs, daughter of Nathan on 25 Jan/Jun 1778.



Patience COMSTOCK109 was born (date unknown).

Married a Comstock. Patience's will proved Aug 16, 1798 bequeaths 40 acres to Daughter Paulina Hall. Paulina Comstock of W. Greenwich RI married 14 Nov 1765 David Hall son of Preserved Hall.



Susannah COMSTOCK99 was born in 1720.110 She died in 1806 at the age of 86.110



Esther COMSTOCK died on 12 March 1808.99



Sarah COMSTOCK99 died before June 1761.110

Signed deed with her husband in Nov 1755. Will of Thomas Comstock dated Jun 10 1761 makes bequest to grandson Charles, eldest son of daughter Sarah, deceased.



Lydia COMSTOCK died in 1761.99