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317. William COMSTOCK died after 1810 in St Martin Parish, Louisiana. He was born in Rhode Island.192

William Removed to Hopewell, VA, and then on to Kentucky. William died in St Martin Parish, LA sometime after 1810.

Daughter Miriam's marriage record is in 1787 in Nelson Co , Kentucky. Daughter Esther's marriage took place in 1790 in what would be Louisiana. Apparently the move to Louisiana was made between 1787 and 1790. Certainly the eldest son Samuel stayed behind in Kentucky. The two daughters who had married in Kentucky likely remained there, too, although I have no further information about either, except that an Enos Harned, likely the man who married daughter Deborah] is in the 1800 Kentucky tax list in Hardin Co KY.

There were many changes in local governing bodies in Louisiana which will have to be considered in researching this family.
Prior to the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, this area was not part of the United States.
From 1805-1807, a territory called Attakapas County
existed in southern Louisiana, created as one of twelve counties by the Orleans Territory.
In 1807, by an act passed by the First Legislature of the Territory of Orleans, the county of Attakapas was changed to St. Martin Parish.
Then in 1811, a lower eastern portion was designated, creating St. Mary Parish.
In 1823 Lafayette Parish was carved out of the western portion, and finally Vermilion Parish was created out of Lafayette's territory

William COMSTOCK and Rachel ALDRICH were married on 21 February 1765 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.192 Rachel ALDRICH192, daughter of Peter ALDRICH and Miriam RAY, was born on 10 January 1742 in Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.7 She died after 1810 at the age of 68 in Louisiana.7

There are two Rachel Aldriches which have been placed as the wife of William Comstock.
David Aldrich, born 26 Jul 1711, Mendon, Worcester Co MA, was married to Sarah Benson and had a daughter Rachel born 20 Jul 1746 in Douglas, Worcester Co MA.
Peter Aldrich, born 19 Mar 1719 in Mendon, Worcestoer Co MA, married Miriam Ray. His daughter Rachel was born 10 Jan 1742 in Mendon, Worcester Co MA.
David and Peter were brothers, sons of David Aldrich & Hannah Capron.

I do not know which is correct.

William COMSTOCK and Rachel ALDRICH had the following children:

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i.

Samuel Oliver COMSTOCK.

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ii.

Miriam COMSTOCK.

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iii.

Deborah COMSTOCK.

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iv.

Hester\Esther COMSTOCK.

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v.

Amelia COMSTOCK.

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vi.

Rachel COMSTOCK.

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vii.

Helena "Ellen" COMSTOCK.