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346. Stephen COMSTOCK138 was born on 13 August 1748 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.133

Stephen married Hannah Aldrich. His date of birth is also seen as 13 Aug 1758. I believe the 1748 year is correct, if Arioch his son was born in 1770. Arioch is also some seven years older than the next child so it could also be that date which is wrong. Regardless of which is the error, Stephen must have been older than eleven or twelve when Arioch was born.

He is said to have moved from Smithfield RI to North Greenfield NY about 1803. The Smithfield census of 1774: Stephen Comstock had 1m and 1f over age 16, 1m below 16.

2 Mar 1804 Stephen Comstock & wife Hannah of Smithfield deeded 100 acres to Simeon Thornton.

It is said that the graves of this family lie in the ancient Quaker cemetery on the edge of Woonsocket, in unmarked graves.

Stephen COMSTOCK and Hannah ALDRICH were married. Hannah ALDRICH, daughter of Reuben ALDRICH and Ruth VERRY, was born (date unknown).

Stephen COMSTOCK and Hannah ALDRICH had the following children:

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Arioch COMSTOCK.

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Stephen COMSTOCK199 was born on 14 June 1777 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island. He died on 1 September 1865 at the age of 88 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.199

Stephen married 1 Jan 1801, Joanna Paine, daughter of Jehu [or John] Paine. His will dated 7 Aug 1861 and proved 30 Sep 1865, named grandchildren Nathaniel A. Inman, George W. Comstock, and Stephen S. Comstock, daughter-in-law Phebe, widow of Simon and her two children by him, William Franklin & Julia Ann Comstock.

Stephen's children were Simon, b. 1802, married Phebe Thayer; Julia Ann b. 1803, married Nathaniel Inman.

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Arnold COMSTOCK200 was born on 21 March 1779 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island. He died on 27 July 1819 at the age of 40 in Springport, New York.200

Arnold married 7 Apr 1796 to Huldah Buffum. By 1801 they had moved to Greenfield, NY.

12 Jan 1797 Arnold Comstock and wife Huldah of Smithfield, RI, deeded 1/4 of the homestead "where grandfather Hazadiah now resides and which he gave to my father Stephen".

Arnold and his brother Arioch were named in the will of their Grandfather Hazediah in 1792 [not proved until 1801].

The only Springport in NY is in Cayuga Co.

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Hannah COMSTOCK200 was born in 1780. She died in 1820 at the age of 40.

Hannah married Arthur Ballou. They settled in Greenfield, NY.

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Nathan COMSTOCK.

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Asahel COMSTOCK was born in 1786. He died in 1829 at the age of 43 in Greenfield, Saratoga County, New York.

Asahel said to have been a dwarf. Never married.

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Mary COMSTOCK was born in 1790.200

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George COMSTOCK201 was born on 3 May 1794 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.201 He died on 17 July 1870 at the age of 76.

George married Martha Mosher. His family moved to Greenfield, Saratoga Co NY when he about age 10. He was a Quaker.