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831. Henry COMSTOCK was born in 1837 in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He died before 1900 at the age of 63.

I have never found Henry in 1860 - he would have been about 17. He wasn't living with his mother or any of his siblings.

In 1870: Sugar Creek Twp, P.O. Montezuma, Poweshiek Co, Iowa, Hh 93.
Henry, age 31, b. MA
Mary E., 25, b. VA
Angeline, 5, b. Iowa. Mary M. age 10 months, born in August of 1869.

1875 Kansas State Census. White Mound Twp, Salem P.O., Jewell Co, Kansas, Hh 45
H. Comstock, age 35, Farmer, b. MA. Value of real estate - $1200. He moved to Kansas from Iowa
M. E., female, 28, b. VA
S. A., age 10, female, b. Iowa
L. S., age 3, male, b. Iowa
W. J. and L J., both 5 months old, b. Kansas
[they apparently had lost Mary, born in 1869]

1880 Census. White Mount Twp, Jewell Co, Kansas, Hh 85
Henry Comstock, age 43, b. Massachusetts as were his parents
Mary E., age 35, wife , b. Virginia as were her parents
Sarah A [Angeline] age 15, daughter, at school, b. Iowa
William J., age 5, son, b. Kansas
Lillie Jane, age 5, daughter, b. Kansas
Ivey H., age 11 months, born Jun 1879, daughter, b. Kansas
[they have apparently lost a second child - the son marked as "L.S." age 3 in 1875]

I did not find them in subsequent Kansas Censuses and by 1900 Henry was deceased.

Henry COMSTOCK and Mary Elizabeth GARNER were married on 24 June 1862 in Poweshiek County, Iowa. Mary Elizabeth GARNER was born on 28 February 1843 in Virginia. She died on 17 May 1924 at the age of 81 in Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri.

Mary was living with her son Henry and his family in Lafayette Co, MO in 1900, 1910, and 1920. In 1910, she said she had 10 children, 4 living. I have found only six.

Mary's death certificate [Missouri #15183] says that her father was John Garner. W. E. Comstock of Lexington was the informant. The death certificate of daughter Lillie, states her mother was Marie Eliz. Clark - Mrs. Mary Jenkins was the informant. Lillie's twin, William Comstock's death certificate gives his mother's name as Mary Eliz. Burton. [Actually William's wife's mother was Elizabeth Burton so that may be the source of that error.]

Mary died of Diabetes, at home. She was a widow. The informant knew nothing about her mother.

I have tried to find a John Garner living in Iowa in 1860, just prior to Mary's marriage to Henry Comstock, but have not found him.

Henry COMSTOCK and Mary Elizabeth GARNER had the following children:



Sarah Angeline COMSTOCK was born in 1865 in Iowa.



Mary M. COMSTOCK was born in August 1869 in Iowa. She died before 1875 at the age of 6.



L. S. COMSTOCK was born in 1872 in Iowa. He died before 1880 at the age of 8.



Lillie Jane COMSTOCK was born in November 1874 in Jewell County, Kansas. She died on 8 June 1945 at the age of 70 in Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri.

Lillie's birth date on her death certificate was given as 2 Nov 1874. Her twin William's birth on his death certificate was 9 Nov 1874. Obviously one of these, maybe both, is wrong. They were five months old when the census was taken in Kansas in 1875.

Lillie married Fletcher William Stratton, son of Henry Stratton and Susan Jane Boyce, 5 Aug 1893 in Lexington, Lafayette Co MO.

1900 Census. Lexington, Lafayette Co, MO, Hh 198
William Stratton, b. Apr 1867, age 33, married 6 yearsm b, MO as were his parents, Coal loader
Lillie J., wife, b. Nov 1875 [no, it was 1874], age 24. 6 children - 4 living. Born Kansas, father b. MA, mother b. VA
James E., son, b. Oct 1890, age 9.
Myrtle, dau, b. Jan 1897, age 3
Shelvy B., dau, b. Oct 1898, age 1
Emmett F., son, b. apr 1900, 2 months old
In Hh 204, on the same page, is Lillie's twin, William - their mother is living with him.



William James COMSTOCK.



Iva H. "Ivey" COMSTOCK was born in June 1879 in Jewell County, Kansas.

Iva married William Garnett, 17 Nov 1892, Lexington, Lafayette County, MO.