986. Harvey Alexander COMSTOCK347,401,402 was born in 1841 in Tennessee.8,401,403 He served in the military in 1862 at Company D, 3rd Regt Missouri Cavalry in Civil War. He died in 1882 at the age of 41 in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.
1860 McDonald Co MO census gives place of birth as Tennessee; 1870 Crawford Co AR says Missouri. I believe Tennessee is correct.
1860 McDonald Co MO Census - he is living with his oldest sister Caroline and her husband William R. Randell. In both the 1860 and 1850 Censuses his name appears to be Harvey. I suspect the tradition that is name was Harry is wrong and he was actually Harvey.
National Archives Records show that Harvey Comstock, Pvt, Company D of the 3rd Regt Missouri Cavalry was on the Company Muster Roll Sept 18 - Dec 31, 1862. He had enlisted 12 Sept 1862 at Newton Co MO by Capt. McMahan for 3 years or the war. He was present; he was not paid. He was also listed on the Muster Roll for Jany & Feby 1863. But was Absent - Missing on picket Jan 11, 1863. Note on final Card states that H. Comstock of Co. D, Thompson's Regt, Cavalry [one of the alternate names for the same Regt] was "absent without leave - left command Jan 11, near Hartsville, MO. This was the same unit in which his brother Tom had enlisted on the same time - Tom left in November of 1862.
In 1870 the family lived in Crawford Co AR. Name appears to be "Henry" in this Census, although this enumerator had difficulty with names.
1880. Harvey was in Cooke Co, Texas, p.325B of the census. Age 39, b. Tennessee, both parents born in Kentucky. Eliza his wife, age 35, b. KY as were both parents. Cordelia age 10 born in Missouri, Lee 8 and Alonzo 6, both born in Texas.
Eliza gave her age as 22 in 1870; 35 in 1880.
Harvey Alexander COMSTOCK and Eliza GRANT had the following children:
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