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178. David COMSTOCK79 was born in 1704.7 He died on 27 August 1771 at the age of 67.57,78

Married by Jonathan Sprague, Justice

David Comstock was chosen the first constable of the new township of Smithfield at the first town meeting in 1731; his brother Hazadiah was one of the first fence viewers. History of Smithfield, RI by Thomas Steere, c 1881, p.24

Smithfield RI, DB 1, p.16-17 30 Mar 1731 David Comstock to Joseph Cook. 31 acres on the NW side of the Branch River where it empties into the Pawtucket [Blackstone] River. Signed: David Comstock. William Comstock [probably his brother] was one of the witnesses. Acknowledged by David Comstock on 27 Apr 1733.
On 28 Mar 1733, Joseph Cook, sold this same 31 acres to Daniel Comstock, stating that the land was formerly laid out to Samuel Comstock on 18 May 1716 - this could be either David's father or his grandfather as they both died in 1727.

David was a Councilman of Smithfield in 1735, 1736 and 1754. He was a deputy in 1743 & 1746. He preformed marriages as Justice from 1738 to 1749.

1747 David Comstock, Esq. was on a list of freemen in Smithfield.

Will in Smithfield. Dated 26 Jul 1771 and proved on 16 Sep 1771. Wife Deborah. Son Benjamin to be cared for. Sons Samuel, Nathan, George & William. Daughters Sarah Farnum, Deborah Arnold, Anne Ballue. Wit: Jacob Arnold, Caleb Arnold, Enoch Sprague, Thomas Steere.

David COMSTOCK and Deborah BROWN were married on 23 August 1730 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.122 Deborah BROWN, daughter of JOSEPH BROWN and SARAH PRAY, was born on 10 February 1705.123

David COMSTOCK and Deborah BROWN had the following children:

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Samuel COMSTOCK.

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ii.

Nathan COMSTOCK.

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iii.

George COMSTOCK.

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iv.

Deborah COMSTOCK.

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v.

William COMSTOCK.

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vi.

Anna COMSTOCK.

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vii.

Sarah COMSTOCK124 was born (date unknown).

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viii.

Benjamin COMSTOCK124 was born (date unknown).