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149. Samuel COMSTOCK123 was born in 1747 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut. He died in 1827 at the age of 80 in Lyme, New London County, Connecticut.

Samuel was for many years a deacon in the Congregational Church, East Lyme.

His will dated 3 Jan 3 1826, proved 10 Dec 1827, left bequests to wife Esther, to unmarried daughters Lucinda and Hannah, to daughter Esther Johnson, and to sons, John L., Samuel, Joseph, Lee, and Christopher.
Children were born, East Lyme, CT.

Samuel COMSTOCK and Esther LEE were married on 2 February 1769. Esther LEE77 was born in 1750. She died on 14 February 1839 at the age of 89.

Samuel COMSTOCK and Esther LEE had the following children:

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Samuel COMSTOCK.

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Joseph COMSTOCK123 was born on 2 January 1777 in East Lyme, New London, Connecticut.

Joseph married 31 Mar 1802, Sarah R. Perry. He married second to Caroline (Champlin) Watson.

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Eleanor COMSTOCK123 was born on 20 February 1781 in East Lyme, New London, Connecticut. She died in 1851 at the age of 70.

Eleanor died on the homeplace, unmarried.

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Esther COMSTOCK123 was born on 2 May 1783 in East Lyme, New London, Connecticut. She died in 1864 at the age of 81.

Esther married 21 Mar 1815, Benjamin Johnson.

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Lee COMSTOCK123 was born on 25 August 1785 in East Lyme, New London, Connecticut. He died on 3 January 1853 at the age of 67 in New York.

Lee married (1) Phebe M. Miller, 2 Apr 1811, and (2) Sally Caulkins.

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John Lee COMSTOCK124 was born on 25 September 1787 in East Lyme, New London, Connecticut. He died on 21 November 1858 at the age of 71 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.

John Lee married 17 May 1817 to Mary Eliza Chenavard.

He was a physician, author of many textbooks and a history of the Greek Revolution.

Dr. John Lee Comstock is apparently responsible for the story that the Comstocks had originally come from Germany. It is my belief that he may have been the victim of one of many of the genealogical frauds of the day.

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Christopher COMSTOCK123 was born on 7 November 1789 in East Lyme, New London, Connecticut. He died in 1874 at the age of 85.

Christopher married (1) Julia Potter and (2) Zara Grosvenor.

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Lucinda COMSTOCK123 was born on 10 April 1779 in East Lyme, New London, Connecticut.

Lucinda died unmarried at the home place.

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Hannah COMSTOCK123 was born in 1781 in East Lyme, New London, Connecticut. She died in 1851 at the age of 70.

Hannah died unmarried at the home place.