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353. Levi COMSTOCK was born on 28 June 1783. He died on 13 July 1859 at the age of 76 in Oneida County, New York.

1788, 12 Jul John, for love, deeded 1/2 of the home farm to sons William and Levi.

1792 Said to be a Levi Comstock who appeared in Oneida Co NY in 1792, cleared a farm and build a log cabin. If this is true, he cannot be the Levi Comstock born 1783, buried in Oneida Co. Since this appeared in a short bio about a grandson in a much later county history book, it's likely not accurate.

1799 The year William and Levi Comstock are reputed to have gone to Oneida Co, NY. They were young to be going off on their own, but their father was deceased and their mother remarried. The 1800 census listing fro Francis Hamilton, their stepfather, suggests William and Levi may have still been in his household. It has been assumed that this William & Levi were the same as the sons of John who received a gift of land from their father in 1788.

1805, 22 Feb William & Levi Comstock of Paris, Oneida Co NY, deed Stephen Charles Mowry 1/2 of a farm in Smithfield, RI, where our father John lived and died excepting the dower of Ruth Hamilton out of said deed.

Levi married 6 Jun 1805 to Lucy Skinner.


The following is probably this same Levi, acting as attorney for his siblings:
1810, 3 Sep William Comstock & Patty his wife, Karah Mills & Joanna his wife, all of Paris, Oneida Co NY. Oliver Gillette & Rhoda his wife of Hamilton, Oneida Co NY, are seized in fee of land late in posession of John Comstock, dec'd. The said William, Joanna, & Rhoda being natural heirs of Nancy Comstock, dec'd who was heir of John Comstock, they appoint Levi Comstock their attorney to lands of our sister Nancy, dec'd.

1810 Census for Oneida Co used only initials for given names. There were two W. Comstocks but only one of the right age. No L. for Levi but he might have been living with his brother, since this appears to be two couples.
W. Comstock: 2m under 10. 2m 26-45. 2f under 10. 2f 16-26.

1820 Census. Paris, Oneida Co, NY
Levi Comstock: 2m -10, 1m 10-16, 1m 26-45 [himself]. 1f under 10, 1f 10-16, 1f 26-45

1830 Census. Kirkland, Oneida Co NY [same page with his brother William & brother-in-law, Kanah Mills]
Levi Comstock: 1m 5-10, 1m 10-15, 1m 15-20, 1m 40-50. 1f -5, 1f 5-10, 1f 15-20, 1f 20-30, 1f 40-50

1840 Census. Kirkland, Oneida Co NY [still found near Kanah Mills]
Levi Comstock, 1m 15-10, 1m 20-30, 1m 50-60. 1f 10-15, 1f 15-20, 1f 50-60
A Franklin Comstock, age 30-40, and his family were on the same page. A bio of a son of Franklin, M. L. Comstock, will state that Levi was his grandfather. A Luther Comstock, age 20-30 with his family was also on the same page.

1850 Census. Kirkland, Oneida Co NY Hh 361
Levi Comstock, age 66, farmer, born P.I. which surely was meant to be Rhode Island.
Lucy, age 64, b. CT
George, age 37, farmer, b. NY, as were all the rest
Diadema, age 21. [George's wife]
Julia, age 21.
Levi Marshall, age 10.

Both Levi and Lucy are buried, Chuckery Cemetery, Oneida Co, NY

Another Levi Comstock lived in Oneida County.
I first thought this might be this Levi, but then I discovered he had a distant cousin. Levi Comstock, son of Stephen Comstock & Mary Benedict, was born 6 Jan 1783, died 31 May 1868, Cayuga, Ohio. He was married to Rebecca Barnum. He was a boot and shoe manufacturer in Utica and is found there in the 1820 & 1830 census. I believe the following is Levi, son of Stephen & Mary Benedict Comstock, likely living with a son named for the grandfather.
Utica, Ward 1, Oneida Co NY
Stephen Comstock, age 37, b. NY. Elizabeth, 29, b. NY.
William A., age 1, b. NY
Levi Comstock, age 66, b. NY
a Samuel Comstock lived next door - he was age 29, b. NY. Eliza L. age 27.

Levi COMSTOCK and Lucy SKINNER were married on 6 June 1805 in Oneida County, New York. Lucy SKINNER was born on 4 April 1786. She died on 25 December 1875 at the age of 89 in Oneida County, New York.

Levi COMSTOCK and Lucy SKINNER had the following children:

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Louisa COMSTOCK was born in 1806 in Oneida County, New York.

Louisa married Simeon Johnson.

1850 Census. Kirkland, Oneida Co, NY Hh 331
Simon Johnson, age 47, b. NY, farmer
Lovisa, age 44
Hanson Harrison, age 23, carpenter
Salina Harrison, age 20
Seth Johnson, age 18, farmer
Almiron Marshall, age 2

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Elmira COMSTOCK died circa 1848 in Oneida County, New York.

Elmira married Townsend P. Marshall.

Elmira must have died before 1850. I found what seems to be two of her children in the 1850 census.
Almiron Marshall, age 2, lived with her sister Louisa Johnson. [his name makes me wonder if Elmira died in childbirth]
Levi Marshall, age 10, lived with his grandparents.

In 1850, Townsend Marshall, age 40, was living with the Peter Eastman family. He was a blacksmith, b. NY.

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Franklin L. COMSTOCK was born in 1810 in Oneida County, New York. He died on 1 May 1865 at the age of 55.

Franklin married (1) Lucy T. Comstock, and (2) Mary A. Codner.

1840 Census. Kirkland, Oneida Co NY
Franklin Comstock, age 30-40, and his family were on the same page. A bio of a son of Franklin, M. L. Comstock, will state that Levi was his grandfather. A Luther Comstock, age 20-30 with his family was also on the same page - he's a cousin of Franklin's, son of William & Martha Comstock.

1850 Census. Kirkland, Oneida Co, NY Hh 338
Franklin Comstock, age 40, farmer, b. NY
Lucy, age 37, b. NY
Melza, age 13. Roslina, age 11. Melvin, age 9.

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iv.

George COMSTOCK was born in 1813 in Oneida County, New York.

George married Diadema Hummiston

In 1850, George and his wife were living with his parents.
1850 Census. Kirkland, Oneida Co NY Hh 361
Levi Comstock, age 66, farmer, born P.I. which surely was meant to be Rhode Island.
Lucy, age 64, b. CT
George, age 37, farmer, b. NY, as were all the rest
Diadema, age 21. [George's wife]
Julia, age 21.
Levi Marshall, age 10.

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v.

Clark John COMSTOCK was born on 26 June 1815 in Oneida County, New York. He died on 17 July 1896 at the age of 81 in Gibbon, Nebraska.

Clark married 1 Jan 1837, Ruth Eda Kellogg

1850 Census. Kirkland, Oneida Co NY Hh 558
Clark Comstock, age 35, b. NY, farmer
Luceda, age 28, b. NY
Melvina age 9. Elmer, age 6.

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vi.

James COMSTOCK (private).

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vii.

Caroline COMSTOCK was born in 1827 in Oneida County, New York.

Caroline married Giles Woodin. No children.

1850 Census. Kirkland, Oneida Co, NY. Hh 362, next to her father.
Giles Woodin, age 27, farmer, b. NY
Caroline, age 23, b. NY.

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Julia COMSTOCK was born in 1829 in Oneida County, New York.

Julia married John M. Woodin.