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983. Warren Harris COMSTOCK363 was born in 1834 in Tennessee.8,343 He served in the military in 1862 at Company I, 3rd Missouri Cavalry Regt., Marmaduke's Brigade in Civil War. He died in February 1864 at the age of 30 in Missouri.

This is the only child of Ephraim & Nancy I could not account for in McDonald Co MO in 1860. He married Minerva Shell. I did possibly find her living under her maiden name in a household with who appears to be a brother and sister.
In Hewett's ROSTER OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS, vol. IV, is Warren "A." Comstock, enlisted in MO 3rd Cavalry, Co I, along with James & William D.
National Archives records reveal that Warren H. Comstock enlisted as a Pvt in Capt W. C. Clanton's Co, Greene's Regt, Missouri Volunteers - a company which became Co I, 3rd Regt MO Cavalry. Warren was age 28. He enlisted 27 Aug 1862 in McDonald Co MO with Capt Clanton for 3 years or the war. He received a horse valued at $80 and horse equipment of $12. The Muster Roll was dated 30 Oct 1862 in Fulton Co AR. The Muster Roll for Oct 30 -Dec 31, 1862 stated that Warren "A." Comstock deserted Nov 15, 1862. This was the same unit in which his brothers William and James enlisted, all on the same day.

Warren Harris COMSTOCK and Manerva SCHELL were married. Manerva SCHELL355,367,368, daughter of Henry SCHELL and Elisabeth H. YOCUM, was born on 6 June 1836 in Missouri.363,369 She died on 6 August 1921 at the age of 85 in McDonald County, Missouri.369

In an abstract of the the McDonald Co MO 1870 Census by Janice Soutee Looney: Fox Township 48: Elisabeth Schell, age 51, born MO, with six children from age 22-10 and Minerva, age 32, born MO, and Mary Comstock, age 9. Minerva's name not listed as Comstock in the abstract. This is likely Manerva living back home with her mother. I believe the child's name was actually Nancy, rather than Mary. Film of the census bears out all of the above, including the child listed as Mary, although in all later records she appears as Nancy.

John Fry married Manerv Compstock, 14 Jun 1875, Barry Co, Missouri.
MISSOURI MARRIAGES 1851-1900; Ancestry.com

I possibly found Manerva & John Fry in 1880, living in Benton Co AR. If so, Manerva had dropped about 10 years off her age.
John Fry, age 37, does wagon repairs, born Illinois, father b. KY, mother b.TN
Manerva, wife, age 33, b. MO, her father b. MO, mother b.TN
George Fry, age 15, son, b. Illinois as were both parents.
Hila Fry, age 13, daughter, b. Illinois as were both parents [George & Hila apparently had a different mother]
Charles Fry, age 7, son, b. MO, father b.. IL, mother b. MO [Possibly Manerva's child]

By 1900, Minerva Frye was living with her son-in-law and daughter back in McDonald Co, and near some of her brothers. She was still with them in 1910. Not found in the 1920 census.

Warren Harris COMSTOCK and Manerva SCHELL had the following children:

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Nancy H. COMSTOCK.