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351. Wanton COMSTOCK was born in 1763. He died on 22 August 1833 at the age of 70 in Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut.

8 Apr 1791. John and Wanton Comstock, both of Woodstock, and Zibiah Comstock, spinster, of Smithfield, deeded 4 acres in Smithfield and 4/7 of the house "our father John died seized of".

Wanton married Elizabeth Sayles, who was killed by a runaway horse in North Woodstock, CT.

1800 Census. Windham Co CT
John Comstock. 1m under 10, 1m 16-26, 1m 26-45. 3f under 10, 2m 10-26, 1f 26-45.
Wn'n. Comstock. 1m under 10, 1m 16-26, 1m 26-45. 1f 10-26, 1f 26-45


Thompson, Windham Co CT Deeds
Vol 1, p.504 2 Jan 1792 John and Wanton Comstock bought 66 2/3 acres from Daniel Paren of Thompson, Windham Co. John & Wanton both of Woodstock.

Vol. 3, p.566
14 Mar 1800 Obadiah Child of Woodstock sold to Wanton Comstock of Woodstock & John Steer of Smithfield [possibly a cousin], two equal third parts of a parcel of land in Thompson, containing about 10 acres. Also two equal third parts of the sawmill standing on that land with free and full liberty to build and repair the dam across the brook and to flow from the Meadow from 1 October to the 10th of April annually as it necessary for the Mill. Signed Obadiah Child and witnessed by Seth Chandler & Abram Paine. Rec'd 8 Apr 1802.

Vol. 3, p.588
29 Jun 1802 Wanton Comstock & John Steer bought four additional tracts adjacent to the mill lot described above.

Vol. 3, p.645
16 Mar 1803. Wanton Comstock made another purchase of land in Thompson

Vol. 3, p.753
17 Mar 1804 Wanton Comstock and John Steer purchased another three acres in Thompson for $12.

Vol. 4, p.114
17 Mar 1804 Wanton Comstock sold 12 acres in Thompson to Levi Blackman from whom he had previously purchased it.

Vol. 5, p.133
22 Dec 1807 Wanton Comstock sold 21 acres in Thompson to his brother John Comstock of Woodstock for $200. Phebe Comstock was a witness but her identify is unknown. Possibly a new wife of Wanton.

Vol. 5, p.250
22 Dec 1807 John Comstock sold 27 acres to his brother Wanton.

Vol. 5, p.238
2 Oct 1810 Wanton & John Comstock bought 7 acres in Thompson from Eleazar and Ruth Stockwell.

Vol. 5, p.384
24 Nov 1800 John & Wanton Comstock sold 20 acres in Thompson to John Steer of Smithfield for $90. Phebe Comstock was a witness; her appearance before the judge was on 21 Mar 1804. [This deed appears to be considerably out of sequence. Perhaps it had not been recorded and that took place at the same time as the following deeds when Wanton Comstock & John Steer appeared to dissolve their partnership.]

Vol. 5, p.385
26 Jan 1811 Wanton Comstock sold to John Steer his half of several properties in Thompson which they had previously owned jointly.

Vol. 5, p. 387
26 Jan 1811 Wanton Comstock sold to John Steer, two-thirds share of the saw mill and saw mill parcel which they had owned jointly since 1800.

Vol. 6, p.21
26 Jan 1811 Wanton Comstock bought 20 acres from John Steer. [They appeared to be dividing all their properties.]

1810 Census. Woodstock, Windham Co, CT
Wanton Comstock: 1m 10-16, 2m 16-26, 1m over 45. 1f -10, 1f 16-26, 1f over 45.

1820 Census. Woodstock, Windham Co, CT
Wanton Comstock: 1m 10-16, 2m 26-45, 1m over 45. 1f 16-26, 1f 26-45, 1f over 45.

1830 Census. Woodstock, Windham Co, CT
Wanton Comstock: 1m 10-15, 1m 30-40, 1m 60-70. 1f 60-70

Two other deeds are in the Thompson deed index at a much later date:
Vol. 10, p.370; 3 Dec 1828 to John Steere
Vol. 12, p.285, 7 Mar 1832 to John Paine


New Boston Cemetery - Thompson CT
Amasa Comstock s/o Wanton and Elizabeth d 1 June 1789 age 11 mos
Elizabeth Comstock w/o Wanton Comstock d 17 July 1831 age 70 bc 1761
Phebe Comstock d/o Wanton and Elizabeth Comstock d 15 October 1830 age 36
Wanton Comstock died 22 August 1833 age 70 bc 1763

Wanton COMSTOCK and Elizabeth SAYLES were married. Elizabeth SAYLES was born in 1761. She died on 17 July 1831 at the age of 70 in Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut.

Wanton COMSTOCK and Elizabeth SAYLES had the following children:

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i.

Amasa COMSTOCK was born in July 1788. He died on 1 June 1789 at the age of 0 in Connecticut.

The child is buried New Boston Cemetery, Thompson. Son of Wanton and Elizabeth Comstock died 1 June 1789, age 11 months.

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ii.

Augustus COMSTOCK was born on 4 October 1791 in Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut.

Woodstock Vital Records
Augusta, son of Wanton Comstock & Elisabeth, Born October 4th, 1791.

Augustus appears in the Thompson, Windham Co CT deeds.
The first deed was recorded 14 Jan 1828, and Augustus had purchased land from Charles Chandler. An male of the age to be Wanton's grown son appears in the census with him in 1820, 1830.

571

iii.

Phebe COMSTOCK was born in 1794. She died on 15 October 1830 at the age of 36 in Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut.

572

iv.

Huldah COMSTOCK was born on 14 January 1801 in Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut. She died on 11 December 1851 at the age of 50.

Woodstock Vital Records:
Huldah, Daughter of Wanton Comstock & Elisabeth his wife, Born January 14th, 1801.
Woodstock, April 24th, 1828. This may Certify that Capt. George Goodell of Thompson and Miss Huldah Comstock of Woodstock were lawfully Joined in Marriage by me Samuel Backus minister of the Gospel.
The above is a true Record of the original Certificate. Test. John Fox, T. Clerk

1830 Census. Thompson, Windham, CT
George Goodell, 2m 30-40, 2m 40-50, 1f under 5, 1f 20-30.

1840 Census. Thompson, Windham, CT
3m 5-10, 1m 40-50. 1f -5, 1f 10-15, 1f 30-40

1850 Census. Webster, Worcester Co, MA, Hh 148
Geo. Goodell, age 53, b. CT
Huldah, age 49, b. CT
Children born in Massachusetts: Phoebe E., age 21. Marstin C., age 19. Amasa C. age 18 [male]. Daniel H. age 16.
There were five children in 1840 - four of whom have ages matching. Likely a young daughter has died.