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978. Napoleon Bonaparte COMSTOCK92,333,334,335 was born on 22 August 1820 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky.8,277,336 He died on 8 September 1899 at the age of 79 in Vanduser, Scott County, Missouri.336

John Comstock book says Napoleon was born at Cloverport, KY, which seems most likely.
The IGI of LDS has: Napoleon B. Comstock born 1821 Hardin, Marshall County. Parents: Ephraim Comstock/Mattie Williams [this is certainly an error since Martha "Patsy" Williams, 1st wife of Ephriam was dead before Napoleon was born to the 2nd wife.] AND born 22 Aug 1820, Cloverport, Breckinridge County. Parents: Ephraim Comstock/Mrs. Ellen Clark


Listed as age 27 in 1850 Breckinridge Co KY Census. Living with Willie Hambleton and family - Willie is likely Bonaparte's stepfather's brother.

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Breckinridge Co KY records. Sale Bill of the Estate of Joseph B. Ball, 26 Jan 1853. Napoleon B. Comstock bought an "ahl", probably awl, for 10 cents.


Found in the book History of Freemasonry in Kentucky by Robert Morris:
Napoleon B. Comstock was a member of Lodge 133 of the Kentucky Masons. Author Morris lived from 1818-1888 and the book is not dated, nor is the Catalogue of Membership. The Comstocks in Missouri and Arkansas were also members of the Masons.

1860 Census, Cloverport, Breckinridge Co KY, p.541, Household 60
N. B. Comstock, age 37, Carpenter, b. KY. Value of real estate $800; personal estate $1000
Eliza age 24. Sarah E. 8, John Geo age 3 and Martha M. age 1. There were also 4 boarders in the household, a Tanner, a Tobacco merchant and two students.

Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
Consolidated List of all person of Class II, subject to do military duty in the Second Congressional District, consisting of Breckinridge Co, KY, enumerated during the month of Sept, 1863 under direction of John R. Grissom, Provost Marshal.
Stephensport
2nd SubDistrict
Comstock, Napoleon, age 42, Farmer, b. KY, no former military service

In 1870, Napoleon and family were in the Hawesville District of Hancock Co KY, p.154b, Household 27:
Comstock, N. B. age 50, Farmer, Real estate $600, Personal estate $350, b. KY
Eliza age 37 Keeping house. John 14, Martha 10, Morgan 8, Obe 4, and Eliza age 2 marked as a Female [this is actually Elijah]. Martha Lynch age 17 was living with the family.

1880, Hancock Co KY, Lewisport:
Napoleon Comstock age 59, b. KY, Farmer, parents born in VA [Ephraim was b. KY]
Eliza W. Comstock, wife, age 46, b. KY, her parents b. VA
John W. age 23, b. Arkansas. Martha E. age 19, Morgan B., Washington O., Elija B. age 11, Joseph B. age 9, all marked as born in KY. [The last was actually Josie B., a female.]

Napoleon Bonaparte COMSTOCK and Elizabeth Wyatt NEWMAN were married on 18 June 1851 in Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County, Kentucky.277 Elizabeth Wyatt NEWMAN337, daughter of Obadiah NEWMAN and Frances\Sarah [NEWMAN], was born about 1833 in Cloverport, Breckinridge County, Kentucky.334,335,336,338 John Comstock book has Aug 8 1883 as her date of birth which must be a typo. 1838 would make her 12 when she married, so that's not likely either; maybe 1833? Age is stated as 17 in 1850. She died on 26 October 1904 at the age of 71 in Vanduser, Scott County, Missouri.336

Will Book 1, p.212. Probate dated 18 Sep 1854 of Obadiah Newman of Cloverport. Names wife Frances. Names in account book include Eliza Comstock, wife of Bonaparte.

Napoleon Bonaparte COMSTOCK and Elizabeth Wyatt NEWMAN had the following children:

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i.

Sarah E COMSTOCK was born on 7 June 1852 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky.334,339 She died on 6 March 1861 at the age of 8 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky.

Found on Ancestry.com, Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953:
Sarah E. Comstock, age 8, died 6th March, 1861 of Dropsy of the breast, Breckinridge Co.

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ii.

John Williams COMSTOCK179 was born on 28 November 1856 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky.333,334,335,336 He died on 19 December 1904 at the age of 48.336

Never married.

+1080

iii.

Martha Elizabeth COMSTOCK.

+1081

iv.

Morgan Buckner COMSTOCK.

1082

v.

Washington Obadiah COMSTOCK was born on 29 January 1866 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.333,335,336 He died on 8 November 1905 at the age of 39.336

Did not marry.

+1083

vi.

Elijah Breckinridge COMSTOCK.

+1084

vii.

Josie Bell COMSTOCK.