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316. Samuel COMSTOCK123 was born on 29 August 1772 in East Lyme, New London, Connecticut. He died on 17 June 1840 at the age of 67 in Butternuts, Otsego County, New York.

Samuel married 28 Dec 1795 to Elizabeth Perkins.

Samuel and Elizabeth had nine children.

Samuel COMSTOCK and Elizabeth PERKINS were married on 28 December 1795. Elizabeth PERKINS was born on 9 December 1777. She died on 2 June 1861 at the age of 83 in New York City, New York.

Samuel COMSTOCK and Elizabeth PERKINS had the following children:

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Eliza COMSTOCK was born on 30 November 1796 in Lyme, New London County, Connecticut.

Married B. Levi Judson who was in the patent medicine business with the Comstock brothers.

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Edwin Perkins COMSTOCK.

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Dr. Albert Lee COMSTOCK was born on 12 December 1802 in Butternuts, Otsego County, New York. He died on 15 May 1876 at the age of 73.

Married (1) Aug 1827 to Emeline Avery, (2) 28 Oct 1840 to Catherine U. Rockwell.

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Lucius Samuel COMSTOCK was born on 31 August 1806 in Butternuts, Otsego County, New York. He died on 29 November 1876 at the age of 70.

Married Ann M. Bailey, 29 Jul 1829.

Lucius was litigious and quarrelsome - involved in many law suits over the patent medicine business with his brothers, as well as quarreling over their father's estate. Many of his dealings seem shady at best. He did practice as an army surgeon during the Civil War and later practiced law in New York City.

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Louise Delia COMSTOCK was born on 20 April 1809. She died on 7 August 1848 at the age of 39.

Married Alexander R. Rumsey

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Julia Esther COMSTOCK was born on 8 February 1813. She died on 14 May 1831 at the age of 18 in Butternuts, Otsego County, New York.

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Emily Catherine COMSTOCK was born on 14 September 1817. She died on 7 April 1829 at the age of 11.

There is a problem with dates and a possible marriage. The Comstock book states she married Martin Wygant, yet the dates suggest she was age 11 when she died.

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John Carlton COMSTOCK was born on 4 March 1819. He died on 16 September 1853 at the age of 34.

Carlton never married. Many of their patent medicines had his name on the label - he may have been the developer of the formulas.

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George Wells COMSTOCK was born on 29 August 1820 in Gilbertsville, Otsego County, New York. He died on 7 October 1889 at the age of 69 in New York City, New York.

Married Lydia Jones Sayre, 17 Oct 1853.
During the Civil War, George was a member of the Sanitary Commission of New York State. His children were all born in New York City.

FindAGrave Memorial #30400940. George is shown with a slightly different death date of 6 Nov 1889. He is said buried in Montrose Cemetery, Susquehanna Co, PA - which makes no sense given his years-long residence in NYC. I do see that his wife was born in Pennsylvania.

Certainly, George was in NYC in 1880. Here's the census. from ED 589. Hh 3.
Geo. Wells Comstock, 59, no occupation listed, b. NY, parents b. CT
Lydia J., 51, wife, b. PA, parents b. CT
George C., 23, son, Lawyer, b. NY
Benj. S., 21, son, Princton College, b. NY
Catherine Jessie, 14, daughter, At school, b. NY
Bertha Robinson, 28, Servant, Housework, b. NY
Margaret Manden, 39, Servant, Cook, b. NY