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130. Thomas COMSTOCK69,116 was christened on 3 June 1739 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.71 He was born in 1739.69 He died on 16 August 1777 at the age of 38 in Battle of Bennington.69,71

Married Sarah Comstock. Sarah and Thomas were first cousins.

Thomas and family moved to Sunderland VT, in the fall of 1774. He commanded a company from Sunderland and was killed at the battle of Bennington, 16 Aug 1777.

Online can be found an interesting tale about how Thomas died. Barefooted at the time, he is said to have killed A Hessian to get his shoes. The shoes were too small. He succeeded in killing another Hessian, but was shot and killed himself while getting the shoes from the body.

The Battle of Bennington took place at Walloomsac, NY, about 10 miles from Bennington, VT. It was a victory for the Revolutionary cause.

Thomas COMSTOCK and Sarah COMSTOCK were married.117 Sarah COMSTOCK, daughter of James COMSTOCK and Hannah ALLEN, was born on 7 November 1743.74 She died on 9 May 1811 at the age of 67.74

Thomas COMSTOCK and Sarah COMSTOCK had the following children: