633. Brown COMSTOCK256 was born on 29 July 1797.8,277 He died on 3 June 1852 at the age of 54 in Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois.256 He was a Physician.256
1830 Census - Madison Co KY. Brown was enumerated twice, apparently at his country home and at his home in Richmond. One entry on p. 165; one on p.171. They are identical.
1m -5; 1m 5-10 [George Cook], 2m 20-30, 1m 30-40 [Brown himself]
1f 5-10; 1f 20-30 [Hannah]
Slaves are on 2nd page of this 1830 census
16 male slaves age 10-25; 8m 24-36; 5m 36-55; 1 female 10-24; 2f 24-36
Total of 39 people in the household.
Information from a descendant, reveals that Brown Comstock operated a rope walk - the slaves would have been his workers. His older brother Lyndon had also been involved, perhaps as an overseer, in a rope walk business in Lexington.
1840, Hamilton Co OHIO, Whitewater Twp
1m 15-20 [George Cook]; 1m 40-50 [Brown]
1f 10-15 [???]; 1f 30-40 [Hannah]
George Cook Comstock is the only known child of Brown; it appears there may have been a daughter as well. Descendants believe George was the only child - perhaps the young lady is a servant.
Found on USGENWEB - Madison Co KY site:
A History of Masonry in Madison County, Kentucky 1812-1913, compiled and written by Robert R. Burnam, 1914, p. 56:
BROWN COMSTOCK appears on the records of the Grand Lodge as a representative in that Grand Body from No. 25 with that of John Lawrence. He may have served a half year as Master. Of the bearer of this name I can find no trace except that it appears at a later date on the roll of the Presbyterian Church. Comstock Lawrence.
Brown Comstock was a physician. He went overland to California in a prairie "schooner" during the gold rush, and returned by way of Panama.
Brown Comstock died of cholera. He is buried St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery, Pittsfield, Pike Co, IL.
Brown COMSTOCK and Hannah COOK were married on 30 December 1820 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.8,256 Hannah COOK282 was born on 14 October 1801.256 She died on 29 June 1884 at the age of 82 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.256
Hannah was the daughter of George Cook.
1860 Census. Columbus, Bartholomew Co., Indiana
Household 1326 A boarding house
Lindon Comstock, age 16, b. Ind.
Hannah Comstock, age 53, b. New Jersey
In Hamilton Co, Ohio [Cincinnati is in Hamilton Co] there was the Longview Insane Asylum. It had its own section in the 1880 Census as it took up several pages including all the employees as well as the patients. Must have been quite large. Although the 1880 census asked for the birthplace of each parent, these sections are blank for all patients, listing only their place of birth and that I'm sure was dependent on whatever records had been provided by family members. One of the patients on p.543b was:
Hannah Comstock, white, female, 78 years old, born Ohio; she had been a Housewife
I strongly suspect this is Hannah Cook Comstock. I wonder how she came to be there. Perhaps old-age dementia.
Brown COMSTOCK and Hannah COOK had the following children: