He was a freighter in his early years, operating as many as twenty wagons between Springfield, MO and Arkansas. Finished college in 1877 and then taught school.
1880 Census. Benton Twp, Christian Co MO, Hh 312
1900 Census. Jackson Twp, Greene Co MO, Hh 51
Found in Missouri Death Certificate Index. John P. Comstock died Sept 1952, Greene Co MO.
An unknown author of a questionnaire sent John A Comstock, John P's address, circa 1945. John P. was at that time living in Strafford, MO, Rt. #2. Someone had also contacted John P. and sent a questionnaire for the proposed history and genealogy, a copy of which was in the file - but this doesn't seem to be John A. Comstock's usual query - it may have come from an even earlier time as it is not dated. John A. wrote a note that he had sent a copy on to S. W. Comstoack. At the time John P. was living in Strafford, Mo, farming. He stated he was born in McDonald Co MO, but gave no date. His father was Leeander Brown, born Tennessee, died Greene Co Mo, 31 Aug 1877. His mother was Nancy, born in Tennessee. He did not know the name of his Comstock grandfather or her wife. John P.'s wife was Tiddy Simpson, born in Christian Co MO. Her parents John & Lizzie Simpson. They married Green Co on 15 Jun 1879.
John P.'s children were listed - he did give their birth dates but some do not agree with what appears in the book.
As other living relatives he listed Dolphus Comstock of Ft. Smith, Ark [a date here of 21 Mch, 1934, might be when someone attempted to contact Dolph Comstock. However this would be Randolph Comstock, John P.'s cousin who was living in Crawford Co Arkansas across the river from Ft. Smith, but Dolph died 1924. That would indicate this correspondence had taken place some years earlier.]
When asked to list his father's children, births & deaths, he simply listed:
On the back, written in pencil, is:
It's truly amazing how many errors are in the above information. The only remotely accurate statement other than his name & address, is that his grandfather was in Kentucky for a time.
John Phelps COMSTOCK and Sophronia Geraldine "Tiddie" SIMPSON were married on 18 June 1879 in Strafford, Greene County, Missouri.336 Sophronia Geraldine "Tiddie" SIMPSON441, daughter of John P. SIMPSON and Elizabeth Ellen HADEN, was born on 11 April 1862 in Linden, Chariton County, Missouri.416,440 She died in March 1953 at the age of 90 in Greene County, Missouri.
Full name came from webpage.
Found in Missouri Death Certificate Index. Sophronia J. Comstock died Mar 1953.
John Phelps COMSTOCK and Sophronia Geraldine "Tiddie" SIMPSON had the following children:
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