21. William COMSTOCK20 was born on 9 January 1669 in Lyme, New London County, Connecticut.2,20 He died on 15 March 1728 at the age of 59 in Lyme, New London County, Connecticut.2,20
William married Neomy Niles, daughter of Benj. 10 Sep, 1695 at Lyme.
Births extracted from Lyme Town Records,
transcribed by Rev. F.A. Chapman; NEGHR Vol 23 (1869) & subsequent
[not given] Comstock child of William Comstock & Neomy - b. 10 Sep 1695
[not given] Comstock child of William Comstock & Neomy - b. 9 Aug 1696 [John]
[not given] Comstock child of William Comstock & Neomy - b. 15 Jun 1698 [Wm]
Will written in Lyme, 4 Jan 1726/7 gave bequests to wife Nancy/Naomi, and mentions four youngest daughters. Ruth is to have a cow; Abigail to keep what she has; wife to keep cow for daughter Mary until she is of age. Lands to son John (eldest), William & Samuel. John to executor. His inventory was dated 27 Apr 1728.
William COMSTOCK and Naomi NILES were married on 10 September 1695 in Lyme, New London County, Connecticut.2 Naomi NILES8, daughter of Benjamin NILES and Ruth [NILES], was born about 1682 in New Shoreham (Block Island), Rhode Island.49 She died in 1761 at the age of 79 in Lyme, New London County, Connecticut.2
"The Comstock Family in America" says that the parents of Naomi Noyes/Niles/Nyles were Benjamin and Ruth Niles. If instead, as sometimes found, she really was instead the daughter of Rev. Moses Noyes and Ruth Pickett, then Naomi is a Mayflower descendant: 1) William Brewster (of the Mayflower) 2) Jonathan Brewster 3) Ruth (Brewster) Pickett 4) Ruth (Pickett) Noyes 5) Naomi (Noyes) Comstock
[However, the Niles and Tiffany families were early Block Island settlers and associated families for several generations. Since Naomi Comstock, daughter of William and Naomi married Consider Tiffany, I would tend to believe that Benjamin Niles as her father is correct.]
Barbour Collection for Lyme: NILES, Neomy, d. Benj[amin], m. William COMSTOCK, Sept. 10, 1695 (Vol. L-2, p. 10)
Also on 24 Jan 1698, Benjamin Nyles deeded William Comstock of Lyme 5 acres of meadow in Lyme, called Briggs' meadow. A Comstock Genealogy: Descendants of William Comstock of New London, Conn. 1907
Benjamin Nyles estate was distributed 7 Oct 1712 by his sons-in-law: Ebenezer Coleman, William Comstock, John Reed, and Jonathan Kellogg Jr. "John Niles of Braintree, Mass, and Some of His Descendants" New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 85, Apr 1931.
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Often Moses Noyes (1643 - 1729) of Lyme, Conn., is given as the father of
Naomi Noyes/Niles/Nyles (ca. 1676 - 1761), who married William Comstock.
However, the evidence suggests this is an error. Instead Benjamin Niles
(1650/5 - 1712), son of John and Jane Niles, was Naomi's father.
Barbour Collection for Lyme: NILES, Neomy, d. Benj[amin], m. William
COMSTOCK, Sept. 10, 1695 (Vol. L-2, p. 10).
The will of Moses Noyes of Lyme, Conn., dated Aug. 19, 1719, does not
mention a daughter Naomi even though she was living there at the time.
A History and Genealogy of the Comstock Family in America, by John Adams
Comstock, says Naomi was the daughter of Benjamin and Ruth Noyes (sometimes written Nyles or Niles).
On 24 January 1698/9 Benjamin Nyles deeded William Comstock of Lyme five
acres of meadow in Lyme, called Briggs' meadow. (Cyrus B. Comstock, A
Comstock Genealogy: Descendants of William Comstock of New London, Conn.,
Who Died After 1662: Ten Generations, New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1907.)
"His [Benjamin Nyles'] estate was distributed 7 Oct. 1712 by his sons-in-law
[Ebenezer Coleman, William Comstock, John Reed, and Jonathan Kellogg, Jr.]."
(Joel Nelson Eno, "John Niles of Braintree, Mass., and Some of His
Descendants," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 85 (April
Naomi, widow of William Comstock of Lyme, wrote her will on 3 Apr 1754 - it was proved 10 Feb 1761. Names daughters Elizabeth McCrary, Phebe Clark and Mary Beckwith, and a granddaughter, Naomi Tiffany. Names sons John William and Samuel and Abigail DeWolf's daughters. Son Samuel to be executor.
William COMSTOCK and Naomi NILES had the following children: