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313. Samuel COMSTOCK187 was born in 1735 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.124 He died on 6 June 1815 at the age of 80 in Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island.124

Samuel was admitted freeman on the 1st Wednesday of May 1758. He bought his farm in Burrillvilee at about age 25.
RI Census of 1774 shows Samuel Comstock, Gloucester, with 1 male above 16, one female younger than 16.
The Census of 1777 of men able to bear arms lists Samuel Comstock of Gloucester, A Friend, exempt.

28 Apr 1787, Samuel Comstock & Lucy his wife of Gloucester RI and Nathan Comstock & Abigail his wife of Wrentham, MA, deeded Joseph Mann land in Smithfield. Burrillville was not set off as a town until 1806.

3 Aug 1796 Samuel Comstock & Lucy his wife of Gloucester, deeded 64 acres in Smithfield to Joseph Mann.

The Samuel Comstock place was said to be about a mile south of the Massachusetts line. The Comstock burying ground was reached by a cart path near the house of Edward Harkins at the head of the Ironstone reservoir. The family belonged to the Uxbridge Society of Friends at Uxbridge, MA, although sons David and Silas were both disowned.

Samuel COMSTOCK and Lucy ARNOLD were married on 23 March 1766 in Rhode Island.187 Lucy ARNOLD128, daughter of Israel ARNOLD and Waite MOWRY, was born on 5 November 1747.140 She died on 3 July 1825 at the age of 77.

Samuel COMSTOCK and Lucy ARNOLD had the following children:

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Jerusha COMSTOCK187 died on 10 February 1845.

Jerusha married Joseph Mann. She is said to have concealed and fed her brother David who had committed murder, but she told the officer who questioned her. She brooded over it until she became insane.

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Daniel COMSTOCK was born on 28 July 1768.187

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David COMSTOCK187 was born on 4 August 1769. He died on 27 May 1791 at the age of 21 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.

David never married and was eccentric. Hanged for the murder of Ephraim Bacon in 1790. Tradition is that Bacon teased David by threatening to cut down his woodland and finally began to do so, when David killed him.

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Silas COMSTOCK.

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Patience COMSTOCK187 was born on 2 September 1774.187 She died on 28 August 1851 at the age of 76.187

Patience married Ebenezer Handy.

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Nathan COMSTOCK.

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Martha COMSTOCK187 was born on 19 March 1793.

Martha married John Lees of Manchester, England.