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254. David COMSTOCK181,182 was born on 30 January 1761 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.111 He died in April 1844 at the age of 83 in Kirkland, Oneida County, New York.111

Moved from Norwalk to New York.
David Comstock moved to Paris, Oneida Co. NY in 1792; on 31 Oct. 1798 he executed an Indenture with Rev. Samuel Kirkland for the sale of land upon which Hamilton College was built. The sale was approximately 100 acres for $100. Hamilton College has the original deed in their digital archives.

From COMSTOCK-L@rootsweb.com:
David Comstock of Kirkland, Oneida Co. NY - Will 1841
Oneida County, NY Will Books Vol. 7 page 379
The Last Will & Testament of David Comstock of the town of Kirkland,
County of Oneida and State of New York.
I, David Comstock considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and
being of sound mind &, memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same
do make & publish this my said Will & testament in manner & form
following that is to say.
First, I commit my soul into the hands of God who gave it hoping
through the mediation & death of the savior of the world a
resurrection with the just, and as touching the worldly Estate
wherewith God has blessed me (after the payment of my funeral
charges & all my just debts by my Executors hereinafter mentioned) I
give and devise to my son William Comstock one equal undivided fifth
part of all my messuages lands & tenements situated in the said town
of Kirkland in the County & State aforesaid being two pieces parcels
or tracts of land the whole into five equal part to be divided.
The first being my homestead on which I reside in lot number seven
in the sixth grand division of the township formerly called Corolana
containing by estimation one hundred & fifty three acres be the same
more or less.
The second piece being the westerly part of two hundred & forty five
acres conveyed by John S. Kirkland to Jacob Hungerford, Isaac Williams,
Warren Sherwood, Joel Bristol Potts, Wylly & David Comstock the
testator situated on the Hill west of Hamilton College containing
eighty one acres be the same more or less to hold to him the said
William Comstock his heir and assigns forever.
Likewise I give and devise to my son Samuel Comstock his heirs and
assigns one other equal undivided fifth part of all my said
messuages, lands & tenements, before mentioned & described to hold to
him the said Samuel Comstock his heirs and assigns forever having
before this time conveyed to him & his heirs by gift a piece of
woodland lying East of the highway running through my said farm
containing seven or eight acres or the same more or less. He & his
family having also enjoyed the privilege of living with me &
deserving their support from my said farm all which I consider would
compensate him for his labor and services in my behalf.
Likewise I give & devise to my son Clark M. Comstock his heirs and
assigns one other equal undivided fifth part of all my said lands
messuages & tenements before mentioned & described to hold to him
the said Clark M. Comstock his heirs and assigns forever.
Likewise I give & devise to my son Charles Comstock his heirs and
assigns one other equal undivided fifth part of all my said lands &
tenements before mentioned & described to hold to him the said Charles
Comstock his heirs and assigns forever.
Likewise I hereby give & devise to my grandchildren Charles & Mary
Irene, children of my son Philander Comstock
deceased the other
remaining equal individed firth part, of all my said messuages lands
and tenements, before mentionted & described to hold to them the said
Charles & Mary Irene my grandchildren aforesaid the heirs and assigns
forever.
Further in case my personal estate shall be insufficient, to pay all
my debts then I hereby order & direct my Executors hereinafter named
to sell so much of my Real Estate aforesaid as may be sufficient to
pay the deficiency.
Lastly, I hereby constitute & appoint my said son Samuel Comstock,
Gould Benedict and Jesse Curtis of the town of Kirkland aforesaid
Executors of this my Last Will & Testament hereby Revoking all former
will by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Eighteenth
day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
forty one.
David Comstock (seal)
Signed sealed published & declared by the above named David Comstock
to be his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who have
hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the
Testator and at his request.
Attest:
John Fort
Clark Wood
Charles Avery
of the town of Kirkland and County of Oneida.
State of New York
Oneida County ss:
I, John Stryker, Surrogate of the County of Oneida do hereby
certify the foregoing to be the record of the Last Will & Testament
of David Comstock deceased and the proofs and examinations taken
thereon.
John Stryker, Surrogate.

David COMSTOCK and Hannah MARVIN were married circa 1783.111 Hannah MARVIN was born on 7 October 1764. She died in May 1844 at the age of 79 in Clinton, Oneida County, New York.

Capt. Ozias Marvin, born 29 January 1737 Norwalk CT; died there May 1807; married 26 Nov. 1761 Sarah, d/o Joseph and Rebecca (Rogers) Lockwood of Norwalk, born 15 Sept 1745; died November 1827/8. Buried in King Street Cemetery. (Rev. War. Soldier) Family tradition notes that George Washington visited the home in Norwalk; the bowl from which he drank milk is preserved as are the rooms in which he was a guest.

Children born in Norwalk:
Ozias b 10 Feb 1763
HANNAH born 7 Oct 1764; died May 1844 in Clinton NY; married 1783 David Comstock, who died April 1844 in Clinton, Oneida Co.
Elizabeth b 24 Nov. 1766; married Feb. 1786 William Bennett
Sarah b 21 June 1768 married 27 Nov 1785 Samuel Burwell
Esther b 12 June 1770; married 15 Dec. 1799 to Isaac Church, s/o Ebenezer and Ruth Church
Joseph Lockwood b 31 Dec 1772
James b 11 Dec 1774; d 11 Nov. 1776
Clark b 13 Oct. 1776; d 1834 Lockport IL; m 1)Ann Beers and 2)Sally Rogers and 3)Lydia Phillips
Asa b 18 Oct. 1778
Mary b 9 June 1781; m 1801 Dr. Daniel Tibbals
Silas b 1 March 1784; m Lucy Watrous d/o William and Jemima (Sterling) Sill
Charles b 9 Feb 1786; d 1 Feb 1838 in Hartford CT; in 1823 he was of Paris, Oneida Co NY

Source: Descendants of Reinold & Matthew Marvin of Hartford Ct. 1638 & 1635; sons of Edward Marvin, of Great Bentley, England; England, by George Franklin Marvin, William Theophilis Rogers Marvin; published Salem MA: Higginson Book Co. c199?

David COMSTOCK and Hannah MARVIN had the following children:

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i.

William COMSTOCK181 was born (date unknown).

Went to Galena, IL, where he owned lead mines. Galena is in Jo Daviess Co. I believe the following would be his estate.
Galena Daily Advertiser, 20 Jan 1864
Administrator's Notice:
To Mary Rathburn, Edward N. Rathburn, her husband; Francis Adelaid Green, Benjamin F. Green, her husband; Charles D. Comstock, minor; Samuel Comstock; the children of Clark M. Comstock, deceased, as unknown heirs of William Comstock, deceased, late of the County of Joe Daviess and State of Illinois.
John H. Comstock, adm. of Estate of Wm. Comstock
Washington R. Vermilye vs. John E. Comstock, Charles Comstock, Mary Rathburn, Edward N. Rathburn, Francis Adelaid Green, Benjamin F. Green, and the children of Clark M. Comstock, deceased, as unknown heirs of William Comstock Deceased.
Bill in Chancery, Foreclose a Mortgage


Clark M. Comstock was a brother and had died in 1861 in Tennessee. The others are not recognizable as his siblings. I wonder if the admin of the estate was John E. Comstock rather than John H. who would have been a son of William's brother Samuel.

1860 Census. Jo Daviess Co ILL
Hh 1679, West Galena
Wm Comstock, age 77, miner b. CT, living with John Hiner/Hiver, age 56, b. VA. William had property worth $15,000 and a personal estate of $10,000
Hh 1441, Galena Ward 5
Mariah Comstock, 52, dress maker, b. NJ
Milvaline Hardy, age 13, GrandDau., b. IL
Hh 3870, Hanover
John E. Comstock, 42, farmer, b. NY as was everyone in his family
Marp P. 41
Nellie M. 12. Samuel P. 11, Sophia A. age 6

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ii.

Samuel COMSTOCK.

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iii.

Andrew COMSTOCK was born about 1790.181 He died on 9 August 1832 at the age of 42.181

Andrew died without heirs. He is not mentioned in the will of David Comstock, 1841.

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iv.

Philander COMSTOCK.

469

v.

Charles COMSTOCK181 was christened on 28 May 1803 in Pine Plains Presbyterian Church.181 He died about 1859.181

Lived in Oswego NY.

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vi.

Clark Marvin COMSTOCK.

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vii.

Henrietta COMSTOCK181 was born (date unknown).

No child Henrietta was living when David Comstock wrote his will in 1841.