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567. George COMSTOCK was born on 13 March 1802 in Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut. He died on 20 November 1888 at the age of 86 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

George married 13 Mar 1826 to Eliza Paine.

Woodstock, CT Vital Records:
Windham County, Woodstock. 13th March 1826, George Comstock and Eliza Paine both of said Woodstock were this day lawfully Joined in marriage by me Samuel Backus, Minister of Gospel.
The above is a true Copy of the original Certificate. attest. John Fox, T. Clerk

1850 Census. Summit, Waukesha Co, Wisconsin, Hh 65
George Comstock, age 48, farmer, b. CT. Eliza, 48, b. CT
Children b. in NY: Emily age 20, Margt. age 18, John 15, Nancy 13, James 11, Elizth. 10, George E. 6
Eugene Dodge, age 5, b. NY
Martha A. Ward, age 36, b. Vt.
W. D. Bradford, age 28, cooper, b. RI
Mary Bradford, age 23, b. NY

1860 Census. Summit, Waukesha Co, Wisconsin, Hh 144
George Comstock, age 58, b. CT. Elisa, age 58, b. CT
Nancy, age 22, b. NY. Elizabeth, 19, b. NY. George, 17, b. NY.
John Allison, age 18, b. Scotland, farmhand

This George was in the same place in 1870 and the data was consistent.

George married a second time - see article below - he married Esther A. Smith, 27 May 1869.

1880 Census. The only George, born in CT and of the right age was in Summit, Waukesha Co, Wisconsin
George Comstock, age 78, b. CT. Esther, wife, age 60, b. NY


This appears to have come from a county history & bio book:
GEORGE COMSTOCK, farmer, Secs. 18 and 19; P. O., Oconomowoc; was born in the town of Woodstock, Windom Co., Conn., in 1812 [more likely 1802 - based on his grave marker]; his father, John Comstock, was a native of Rhode Island, and came to Connecticut, where he died, when his son George was about six years old; his mother, Ruth Sayles, was also a native of Rhode Island, and came, after her marriage, to Connecticut; when George reached his ninth year, he was bound out to a farmer, and made his home with him till he was 15 years old; then was bound out to another, with whom he remained till 22; the following year he spent in Massachusetts, after which he returned to Connecticut, whence, in October, 1825, he went to Buffalo, N. Y., but soon returned again to Connecticut, where, in the spring of 1826, he was married to Eliza, daughter of Daniel Paine, a native of Windham Co; they removed, immediately after marriage, to Oneida Co., N. Y., where he followed farming till 1846, and June 10, of that year, settled in the town of Summit, Waukesha Co., Wis., among its early settlers, locating at that time on his present farm, on Secs. 18 and 19, where he now owns 160 acres. Mr. Comstock has been a member of the Town Board for a number of years. His wife died July 26, 1860, leaving eight children – Mary, now the wife of W. D. Bradford, lives in Minnesota; Emily, now Mrs. L. M. B. Smith, lives in Algona, Iowa; Margaret, now the wife of Samuel Smith, lives in Minnesota; John D., deceased; James, now in Algona, Iowa; Nancy, in Milwaukee; Elizabeth, now Mrs. Don C. Westover, lives in Kansas, and George K., in Milwaukee; his second marriage was May 27, 1869. to Esther A., daughter of Reuben Smith.

George and Eliza are buried Summit Cemetery, Waukesha Co. as is their son John D. Comstock.

George COMSTOCK and Eliza PAINE were married on 13 March 1826 in Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut. Eliza PAINE was born on 12 January 1802 in Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut. She died on 28 July 1860 at the age of 58 in Summit, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

George COMSTOCK and Eliza PAINE had the following children:

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i.

Mary Abbie COMSTOCK was born on 21 January 1827 in Oneida County, New York. She died on 31 December 1880 at the age of 53 in Sumner, Fillmore County, Minnesota.

Married 21 Oct 1849, in Summit, Wisonsin, to Rev. William Dudley Brodford.

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ii.

Emily Chandler COMSTOCK was born on 31 July 1829. She died on 19 August 1919 at the age of 90 in Iowa.

Emily married at Summit, Wisconsin, 18 May 1861, to Lewis Willard Baltimore Smith.

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iii.

John Daniel COMSTOCK was born on 14 November 1834. He died on 4 December 1862 at the age of 28 in Summit, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

John married 4 Apr 1858, to Sarah Nichols.

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iv.

George Washington COMSTOCK was born on 6 September 1838. He died on 16 March 1840 at the age of 1 in Rome, Oneida County, New York.

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v.

James Madison COMSTOCK was born on 6 September 1838. He died on 1 September 1918 at the age of 79 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.

A Comstock Family in America states that James married on 29 Mar 1866, in Monterey, Wisconsin to Elizabeth Annis, daughter of Chauncy Laroy and Lydia Allen. Elizabeth was born in New York, 21 Jan 1842 and died 26 Nov 1934.
James served in Company F of the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry, as a Captain. He was Provost Marshal on the staff of Gen. E. M. McCook in the Army of the Cumberland.
In 1903 he was Vice President of the Spokane Dry Goods Company.
There were two children:
May born in Monterey, Wisconsin, 30 May 1867, died unmarried 2 Feb 1936.
Josie, b. in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 6 Jan 1871. Married on 11 Dec 1900 to Eugene Alexander Shadle - they lived in Spokane.

1850 Census. Waukesha Co, WI; Summit, p 358
George Comstock, 48, CT, farmer, $2000 real estate
Eliza, 48, CT
Emily, 20, NY. Mary, 18, NY. John, 15, NY. Nancy, 13, NY. James, 11, NY. Eliz'th 10, NY.
George E, 6, NY. Eugene Dodge, 5, NY - all attending school
Martha A. Ward, 36, VT
W. D. Bradford, 28, RI, cooper, $400 real estate
Mary Bradford, 23, NY

1870 Census. Waukesha Co, WI; Oconomowoc, p 384
James Comstock, 30, NY, ret. dry goods merchant, $300 pers. prop.
Elizabeth, 28, b. NY
May, 3, WI

1880 Census. Kossuth Co, IA; Algona, p 290
James M. Comstock, 40, NY, NY, NY, ret. dry goods & grocery
Elizabeth, wife, 37, NY, NY, NY, keeping house
May, dau, 13, WI
Josie, dau, 9, WI

1900 Census. Spokane Co, WA; Spokane Ward 3, p 168, Living at 704 Adams St.
James M. Comstock, 62, Sept 1837, NY, CT, CT, m. 35 yrs, city mayor, owns home
Elizabeth A, wife, 58, Jan 1842, NY, NY, NY, mar 35 yrs, 2 children-2 living
May, dau, 33, May 1867, WI
Josie, dau, 29, Jan 1871, WI

1910 Census Spokane Co, WA; Spokane Ward 3, p 28, Hh 48, living at 1128 9th Ave,
James M. Comstock, 71, NY, CT, CT, m. 45 yrs, merchant, dry goods, owns home
Elizabeth A, wife, 67, NY, US, US, mar 45 yrs, 2 children-2 living
May, dau, 42, WI
Lena Carlson, servant, 28, Sweden, parents b. Sweden, housework, private family
and near by at 1118 9th Ave, Hh 47 is
Eugene A. Shadle, 40, IA, PA, PA, m. once for 9 yrs, merchant, dry goods, owns home
Josie C, wife, 39, WI, NY, NY, m. once for, 9 yrs, 0 children

1920 Census Spokane Co, WA; Spokane Ward 3, living at 1106 9th ave, Hh 120
Elizabeth Comstock, 77, Wd,
May, dau, 52
and
1112 9th Ave, Hh 121
Eugene A. Shadle, 50, merchant, dry goods
Josie C, wife, 49

An Illustrated History of Spokane County, State of Washington, Rev. Jonathan Edwards, San Francisco: W. H. Lever, 1900. p. 462.
HON. JAMES M. COMSTOCK
Mayor of Spokane, is a native of Rome, Oneida county, New York, born
September 6, 1838. In 1845 the family removed to Summit, Waukesha county,
Wisconsin, where he grew up, attending the school winters and working on a farm
at all other seasons. When eighteen he began teaching. In 1858 he entered
Carroll College in Waukesha and there the greater part of his time was spent
until the outbreak of the war. On August 14, 1861, he enlisted in Company A,
First Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry. He studied tactics diligently and soon was
appointed to drill the other men. Later he served in Missouri as first
lieutenant of Company H, participating in the engagements at Shelbyville and
Chickamauga. He then went south, joined Sherman and took part in the battles of
Dalton, Resaca, New Hope Church, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain and other engagements
preceding the fall of Atlanta. In July, 1863, he was promoted to the captaincy
of Company F., which rank he held until mustered out December 1, 1864. The
distinguished character of his military services is evinced by the fact that he
was so frequently promoted. Upon retiring from the army he returned home and
engaged in the dry goods business. In 1872 he removed to Algona, Iowa, where he
followed the same pursuit until 1890. He then came to Spokane and in company
with R. B. Patterson opened a dry goods store. On January 1, 1895, the Spokane
Dry Goods Company was organized, with Mr. Comstock as vice-president. The
company have an excellent wholesale and retail establishment and are doing a
splendid business, employing from ninety to one hundred assistants constantly.
While Mr. Comstock is a business man of no ordinary ability, it is for his
public services that he is best known in Spokane, he having been connected with
the city government since 1894. He was for five years a member of the city
council, during three of which he occupied the president's chair. In May, 1899,
he was elected to the mayoralty of Spokane and he is discharging his duties as
such officer with ability and faithfulness and in a manner well calculated to
promote the best interests of the city. He is a man of long experience in
municipal government, having served for many years in the Algona, Iowa, city
council and as mayor of that city one year. Mayor Comstock was married in
Monterey, Wisconsin, March 29, 1866, to Miss Elizabeth Annis, a native of
Cattaraugus county, New York, and they have two daughters, May and Josie.
(bio. of George Comstock <http://www.linkstothepast.com/waukesha/biossummit.html>http://www.
linkstothepast.com/waukesha/biossummit.html )

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vi.

Margaret Catherine COMSTOCK was born on 21 March 1832. She died on 9 January 1882 at the age of 49 in Fillmore County, Minnesota.

Margaret married in Summit, on 1 Nov 1853, to Samuel Thompson Smith.

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vii.

Nancy Jane COMSTOCK was born on 28 August 1836. She died on 8 May 1890 at the age of 53 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

Nancy never married.

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viii.

Elizabeth Adelaide COMSTOCK was born on 30 June 1840. She died on 3 June 1927 at the age of 86 in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin.

Elizabeth married Carlos Smith Westover, 25 Dec 1864, Waukesha County, WI

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Everett George COMSTOCK was born on 30 May 1843 in Rome, Oneida County, New York. He died on 27 March 1922 at the age of 78 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

Everett married Victorine Houghtaling, 29 May 1875.