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198. William COMSTOCK79,149 was born about 1720.84 He died in 1787 at the age of 67.150

William was on a list of freeman, West Greenwich, 1747.

Will of William Comstock, age 71 years. West Greenwich. Dated 12 Jan 1787, proved 26 Feb 1787. Wife Anna. Sons Thomas, John, Ishmael, & David. Daughters Deliverance Matteson, Anna Arnold, Sarah Olin, Elizabeth Comstock & Lydia Matteson, dec'd. Grandson Aaron Comstock. Grandsons Moses, Israel & William Matteson all under 21, sons of Lydia, dec'd.
Land was given to son Thomas and daughters Deliverance Matteson, Anna Arnold, and Sarah Olin - 70-80 acres provded that Deliverance gave her daughter Esther Arnold $40.
Son John to have 60 acres.
Half of house to John and Elizabeth.
Daughter Elizabeth & grandson Aaron to have remainder of homestead farm
Sons Ismael & David $1 each
Grandsons, Moses, Israel & William Matteson, sons of deceased dau Lydia to have $1 each.
Loving wife Ann, remainder of personal estate; She was executrix.

East & West Greenwich RI Marriages taken from Probate, Grave & Death Records:
Thomas married Martha Matteson, dau of Ebenezer on 20 Nov 1763
Deliverance married Job Matteson, son of John Matteson, on 1 May 1768
Sarah married Henry Olin Jr on 9 Dec 1770.
Lydia married Warren Matteson, son of Jonathan Jr. on 10 Dec 1775
Ismael married Rachel Comstock, daughter of Jonathan & Susannah on 12 Dec 1776
Anna married Elisha Arnold, son of Elisha, on 21 Dec 1777.
David married Rebeca Briggs, daughter of Nathan on 25 Jan/Jun 1778.


William COMSTOCK and Ann SPINK were married on 12 February 1740 in East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island.88,92 Ann SPINK, daughter of Ishmael SPINK and Deliverance HALL, was born on 22 January 1717 in East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island.92 She died after 14 January 1792 at the age of 74.92

William COMSTOCK and Ann SPINK had the following children:

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Thomas COMSTOCK.

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ii.

Mercy COMSTOCK was born on 6 May 1743.

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Deliverance COMSTOCK was born on 16 November 1744.

Deliverance married Job Matteson, son of John Matteson, on 1 May 1768

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Elizabeth COMSTOCK was born on 27 March 1746.

Elizabeth's Will, dated Jan 1792; proved 30 Mar 1792. Bequests to "cosin Aaron Comstock son of my sister Lydia Comstock" [Note: Cousin used in the old manner, meaning nephew]. The gift was land given to Aaron and Elizabeth by her father, William Comstock.

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v.

Anna COMSTOCK was born on 2 February 1748.

Anna married Elisha Arnold, son of Elisha, on 21 Dec 1777.

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vi.

Sarah COMSTOCK was born on 3 March 1749.

Sarah married Henry Olin Jr on 9 Dec 1770.

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Ishmael COMSTOCK.

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Lydia COMSTOCK was born on 14 April 1752 in West Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island. She died before 1787 at the age of 35.

It is thought Lydia may have had a first marriage to a Comstock cousin, name unrecorded.
Lydia married Warren Matteson, son of Jonathan Jr. on 10 Dec 1775

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ix.

David COMSTOCK.

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John COMSTOCK was born on 4 August 1756. He died before 29 May 1790 at the age of 33 in East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island.

John's will was written 28 Mar 1790, recorded East Greenwich, 29 May 1790.

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xi.

Susannah COMSTOCK was born on 2 September 1758.

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xii.

Gideon COMSTOCK was born on 17 April 1760.

Gideon died young.