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495. Charles COMSTOCK was born on 7 May 1814 in Williamstown, Oswego County, New York. He died on 5 September 1895 at the age of 81 in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.

Married 1st to Mary Griswold, 2nd to Julia Jeanette Sprague, 28 Sep 1842.

1850 Census. Sterling, Cayuga Co, NY, Hh 471
Charles Comstock, 35, Merchant
Julia, 25
Alice, 5. William 3.
Charles Nicholson, 20, carpenter

In 1850, his son by Mary, Alexander, was living with Samuel Griswold, age 70, probably the boy's grandfather.

1860 Census. Syracuse Ward 3, Onondaga Co, NY, Hh 378
Chas. Comstock, age 46, Agent
Julie, 35
Alexander 20. Alice 15. Wm. C. 12. Kate 5
Libbie Warner, 16, domestic, b. Germany

1870 Census. Evanston, Cook Co, IL, Hh 504
Chas. Comstock, 56, Salt Merchant. $50,000 real estate, $25,000 pers prop, b. NY
Julia, 44, b. NY
Alice, 24, b. NY
Kate, 13, b. NY
Alphonze, 9, b. NY
Fannie, 5, b. Illinois
Harrie Bart, 25, male, servant, b. Luxemburg
Kate Stethey, 24, servant, b. Lucemburg

1880 Census. Village of Evanston, Cook Co, Il, Hh 136
Chas Comstock, age 66, Pres. Traders Ins. Co. b. NY, parents, b. CT
Julia J., 54, wife, b. NY, parents b. CT
Wm C, 31, son, Member of Board of Trade, b. NY
Ellen R, 31, dau-in-law, b. Ohio, father b. MD, mother b. OH
Alice J., 33, dau
Alfonso S., 19, son, clerk
Fannie, 15, dau
Chas. Gunther, 22, Coachman, b. Ger, parents b. Germany
Marcella Fallen, 23, cook, b. VT, parents b. Ireland
Lucy Brackendork, 18, servant, b. IL, parents b. Germany

Charles COMSTOCK and Mary GRISWOLD were married on 27 January 1836 in Volney, Oswego County, New York. Mary GRISWOLD, daughter of Samuel GRISWOLD and Maria RILEY, was born on 24 July 1818 in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. She died on 23 January 1842 at the age of 23 in Sterling, Cayuga County, New York.

Mary was a niece of Episcopal Bishop Griswold.
Parents said to be Samuel Griswold and Maria Riley.

Charles COMSTOCK and Mary GRISWOLD had the following children:

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Alexander V. Griswold COMSTOCK was born on 20 January 1840 in Volney, Oswego County, New York. He died on 13 January 1916 at the age of 75 in Los Angeles, California.

1850 Census. Volney, Oswego Co, NY, Hh 1513
Samuel Griswold, age 70, Merchant, b. CT
Alexander V. G. Comstock, age 10, b. NY
Marion Howks, 23, female, b. NY
Dilevon Howks, age 3, b. NY

1860 Census. Syracuse Ward 3, Onondaga Co, NY, Hh 378
Chas. Comstock, age 46, Agent
Julie, 35
Alexander 20. Alice 15. Wm. C. 12. Kate 5
Libbie Warner, 16, domestic, b. Germany


Found on a passenger list of the steamship "Lahn" which arrived in New York, 21 Nov 1890. Dr. Griswold Comstock, was age 50. the ship departed from Bremen, Germany and Southampton, England. Mrs. Comstock was traveling with him - she was age 44. Their destination was the U.S. and they had 4 pieces of luggage. They were in a First Class cabin.

Charles COMSTOCK and Julia Jeannette SPRAGUE were married on 28 September 1842 in Hannibal, Oswego County, New York. Julia Jeannette SPRAGUE was born on 19 December 1825 in Hannibal, Oswego County, New York.

I have not been able to place Julia in the Sprague families in Hannibal, but they descended from a Francis Sprague - not my line.

1900 Census. Evanston Ward 2, Cook Co, Il, Hh 382
Julia J. Comstock, b. Dec 1825, age 74, widow, b. NY, parents b. NY
Alice J. dau, b. Sep 1845, age 54, b. NY
Alphonse, son, b. Nov 1860, age 39, b. NY, Mfr. of tents
Laura St. Clair, servant, b. Sep 1868, 31, widow, b. Ohio, nurse
Gyde Homs, servant, b. Dec 1875, age 24, b. Denmark
Mercela Fallon, servant, b. Mar 1857, age 43, b. VT, parents b. Ireland

Charles COMSTOCK and Julia Jeannette SPRAGUE had the following children:

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Alice Julia COMSTOCK was born on 10 September 1845 in Oswego County, New York. She died on 24 May 1943 at the age of 97 in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.

Never married.

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ii.

William Charles COMSTOCK [Eastbank].

697

iii.

Cornelia COMSTOCK was born on 18 May 1853 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. She died in 1856 at the age of 3 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.

698

iv.

Kate Laura COMSTOCK was born on 8 December 1855 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. She died on 19 July 1941 at the age of 85 in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.

Married William Henry Cutler, as his second wife, 14 Feb 1878.

699

v.

Alphonso Sprague COMSTOCK was born on 20 November 1860 in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois. He died on 13 February 1936 at the age of 75 in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.

Never married.

700

vi.

Fannie COMSTOCK was born on 22 October 1864 in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.

Married Dr. George W. Whitefield, 31 Jan 1895, Evanston, Cook County, IL.