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31. Ichabod COMSTOCK was born on 9 June 1696 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.2,29,83 He died on 26 January 1775 at the age of 78.26,84

Ichabod and Zibiah were married by Friends' ceremony


The Early Records of the Town of Providence
Vol. IX, p.152 Aprill ye 15th 1722. This Ichabod Comestock Gave Notis he had taken up a stray horse.
Vol. IX p.142 November ye 16th 1725. this day Ichabod Comstock Gave Notis that he had taken up two stray hiffers

History of Woonsocket
p.77 Record of the Quaker Meeting-house at Woonsocket regarding the building of the meeting-house included this note: "7th Mo. 30th, 1738. Thomas Smith and Ichabod Comstock were appointed to complete the work."

Microfilm #0959528
Smithfield
Central Falls, Rhode Island
Council Book, Volume 1, Years 1733-1754
Filmed at City Hall 15 Mar 1974
p.92
Colony of Rhode Island from Providence &c
made approx by a Written Instrument under the
hands of upward of twelve Substantial Evidences
that Ichabod Comstock and Zibiah Wilkinson
both of Providence was Lawfully Joyned together
In marriage on the thirteenth Day of September
Anno Domini 1722: In a friends Publick meeting
held in Said Providence

Ruth Comstock the Daughter of Ichabod Comstock
and of Zibiah his wife was born att
Providence January 20th Anno Domini 1723/4

Elizabeth Comstock the Daughter of Ichabod Comstock
and of Zibiah his wife was born att Providence
on the 18th Day of December Anno Domini 1725/6

Ichabod Comstock the Son of Ichabod Comstock
and of Zibiah his wife was born att Providence on
the 17th Day of March anno Domini 1727/8

Zibiah Comstock the Daughter of Ichabod
Comstock and of zibiah his wife was born
att Providence on the 19th Day of March anno
Domini 1729/30

A True Copy as it Standeth Recorded in Provid
ence Record in the Book for the REgistring of
mariges and Childrens Birthes
Attst pr me Richard Waterman, Town Clerk

Recorded the 10th day of January AD 1737-8
To me Daniel Jenckes Town Clerk

p.93
Abraham Comstock Son of Ichabod Comstock
and of Zibiah his wife was born at Smithfield
on the 30th Day of December AD 1734
Recorded January 10 1737/8 pr me
Daniel Jenckes Town Clerk

Jonathan Comstock Son of Ichabod Comstock
and of Zibiah his wife was born att Smithfield
on the 7th day of September AD 1737
Recorded January 10th AD 1737/8 pr me
Daniel Jenckes Town Clerk

Ichabod COMSTOCK and Zibiah WILKINSON were married on 13 September 1722 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.2,28 Zibiah WILKINSON, daughter of Samuel WILKINSON and Huldah ALDRICH, was born on 2 October 1702.49,126 Quaker dating. Actual date was 2 Dec 1702. She died before 1747 at the age of 45.

Ichabod COMSTOCK and Zibiah WILKINSON had the following children:

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i.

Ruth COMSTOCK was born on 20 January 1723/4 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.83

There is something very wrong with the dates concerning Ruth and her children in the old Comstock books. She is given as the mother of all the children and said to have remarried after the death of John Comstock in 1790. Yet she is given a birth of ca 1724 and the couple married in 1746. If she was born in 1724, then several of the children were born when she was well into her 50's, maybe even 60's, which seems highly unlikely.

I believe that Ruth Comstock died some earlier and that before 1780, John had married Ruth Aldrich.

This record would seem to be contradictory but perhaps there is an error in the transcription because I do believe Wanton was a son of Ruth, nee Comstock, the first wife.
Ruth Comstock, widow, and Wanton, her son, presented John's inventory 21 Jun 1790.
Does this record actual state that Wanton was Ruth's son, or does it say he was a son of the deceased? I believe John Jr. and Wanton to have been the eldest of the sons - however, they were born at least ten years after the marriage of Ruth Comstock to her cousin John. Zibiah may have been older and there may have been other children never identified.

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ii.

Elizabeth COMSTOCK was born on 18 December 1725 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.83

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iii.

Ichabod COMSTOCK138 was born on 17 March 1727/8 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.83 He died on 30 October 1800 at the age of 72 in New York.

Ichabod's family moved to Westfield in Hampden Co MA and then to Williamstown in Berkshire Co MA. About 1796, they settled in Western, Oneida County, New York.

8 May 1758, Ichabod and wife Margaret of Westfield, MA, deeded 40 acres in Smithfield to Jonathan Comstock.

Ichabod was an orderly sergeant at the Battle of Quebec when Gen. Wolfe was killed and was a sergeant in Col. John Mosley's Hampshire Regt during the Revolutionary War.

He was counted in 1774 Smithfield, RI census as Ichabod Comstock Jr. He had 2 males and 1 female above age 16, 3 males and 2 females below age 16.

1 Apr 1775. Ichabod of Westfield, MA deeded Jonathan Comstock of Smithfield RI, one-half of the homestead "of my father Ichabod, deceased".

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iv.

Zibiah COMSTOCK was born on 19 March 1729/30 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.83

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v.

Abraham COMSTOCK was born on 30 December 1734 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.126 He died in December 1757 at the age of 23 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.26

LDS Microfilm #0959526
Central Falls RI Filmed at City Hall 15 Mar 1974
Item #2 Council & Probate Journal, Smithfield 1749-1768

p.294
Abraham Comstock of Smithfield departed this life 17th or 18th of Dec AD 1757,
died intestate. Ichabod Comstock desire
administration and hath given bond. Town Council approved
Recorded by John Sayles Council Cler 10 Apr 1758
Inventory of Abraham, Yeoman, 6 Apr 1758 by Thomas Arnold and David Comstock
Recorded 15 Apr 1758

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Jonathan COMSTOCK was born on 7 September 1737 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.126 He died on 4 December 1785 at the age of 48 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.26

Jonathan and Hannah Cass were married by Daniel Mowry, Jr., Justice. He married (2) Mary Angell, daughter of William Angell of Warwick, and (3) Hannah Read, widow of Hanson Read.

Jonathan Comstock was admitted a freeman, Smithfield, on the 1st Wednesday in May 1760. Jun, 1765, he was ensign of the 2nd company of Militia of Smithfield and Lieutenant, May 1766.

28 Feb 1778 - Jonathan and wife Mary of Smithfield deeded 1 acre to David Buffum

Smithfield RI, DB 7
p. 195-196 17 Feb 1768 [1778?] Daniel and Jacob Comstock of Smithfield sell to Jonathan Comstock [their 1st cousin, once removed] of the same town, three tracts in the township of Smithfield. One tract with dwelling houses and other buildings, 200 acres. South side of the highway, the line formerly a straight line between Daniel Comstock, deceased, and Jonathan Read, the River called the Branch, with the stream, to the NE corner of Joseph Comstocks land, running with Grantees [Jonathan's] lnad, a bound of Adam Harkness, the highway from Harkness to the country road. Another tract of 14 acres, bounded partly on land of Harkness, partly on land of grantee. Another tract of 70 acres, running westwardly with land of Elijah Arnold to the land of Oliver Read, the Colony Line, land of Adam Harkness Junr. Patience Comstock, wife of Daniel and Abigail Comstock, wife of Jacob, quit claim to said Jonathan Comstock all their Right of Dower. Signed by Daniel, Jacob, Abigail, but not by Patience. Four seals are indicated.

Providence Court of Common Pleas [Civil Cases]
Dec 1776 Daniel Comstock, Jonathan Comstock, Jacob Comstock of Smithfield, Abner Thayer and Nathaniel Landen both of Providence, Merchants vs. Amos Weeks of Providence, Mariner. Damages of 600£. Defendant made default. Daniel Comstock & others to recover the damages plus costs.


6 Oct 1783, Jonathan Comstock and wife Hannah deeded 82 acres to William Buffum and Caleb Arnold. As Hannah Read, she had deeded land to Jonathan Comstock in 1782.

Hannah Comstock, widow of Jonathan had a will dated 16 Nov 1800, proved 17 May 1806. She named sons Eli and William Read, daughters Patience Arnold and Huldah Trask and son, Hanson Read.

Ichabod COMSTOCK and Elizabeth BOYCE were married on 26 March 1747.84 Elizabeth BOYCE was born (date unknown).