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192. Ezekiel COMSTOCK79 was born on 1 May 1733.82 He died on 6 July 1777 at the age of 44 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.57

Martha was of Gloucester. Married by Thomas Arnold, Justice. There was one child by Martha, named for her mother.

1755. Ezekiel was listed as a freeman, Smithfield. He was also a Justice and performed marriages 1761-63.

Ezekiel's will named his second wife Mary, son Henry and daughters Martha, Wait, Hannah & Phebe, all of when were under age. It was dated in Smithfield, 2 Jul 1777, proved 15 Sep that year.

Ezekiel COMSTOCK and Martha ARNOLD were married on 30 June 1757 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.136 Martha ARNOLD57,128, daughter of Israel ARNOLD and Waite MOWRY, was born on 24 August 1741.140 She died on 27 November 1759 at the age of 18.

One Martha Comstock died, 6 May 1794, Smithfield; likely this Martha.

Ezekiel COMSTOCK and Martha ARNOLD had the following children:

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i.

Martha COMSTOCK was born on 26 October 1759 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.133

Ezekiel COMSTOCK and Mary RUSSELL were married after 1759. Mary RUSSELL was born on 22 February 1743. She died on 30 December 1815 at the age of 72 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.

The Thompson database suggests that Mary Russell was born in Kentucky, 22 Feb 1743....not possible.
After the death of Ezekiel, she married Caleb Greene? Date given is 18 Mar 1765 in Rhode Island ...but she had a Comstock child as late as January 1777.

Comstock Family in America, Family 81, p.28
Mary Russell, born 1742, d. Oct 30, 1815 at age 73 was the daughter of Stephen Russell and Hannah Brayton of Rehoboth.
She married Caleb Greene, 13 Jan 1780.

Ezekiel COMSTOCK and Mary RUSSELL had the following children:

363

i.

Henry COMSTOCK was born on 23 November 1767 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island. He died on 23 January 1848 at the age of 80.

Henry was married (1) 3 Jan 1788 to Sarah Greene, and (2) 23 Mar 1806 to Clarissa Arnold.

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ii.

Waite COMSTOCK was born on 4 December 1769 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island. She died on 28 May 1820 at the age of 50.

Waite married 8 Mar 1787, Thomas Greene, brother of Sarah who had married her brother Henry. Thomas and Sarah were children of Caleb Greene and his first wife Amey Harris.

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iii.

Hannah COMSTOCK.

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Phebe COMSTOCK was born on 20 June 1777 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island. She died on 19 May 1778 at the age of 0 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.