234. David COMSTOCK177,178 was born on 30 January 1761 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.109 He died in 1842 at the age of 81 in Kirkland, Oneida County, New York.109
Moved from Norwalk to Clinton, NY.
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
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
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.
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
John Stryker, Surrogate.
David COMSTOCK and Hannah MARVIN were married.109 Hannah MARVIN was born (date unknown).
David COMSTOCK and Hannah MARVIN had the following children:
|William COMSTOCK177 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
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
|Andrew COMSTOCK was born about 1790.177 He died on 9 August 1832 at the age of 42.177 |
Andrew died without heirs. He is not mentioned in the will of David Comstock, 1841.
|Charles COMSTOCK177 was christened on 28 May 1803 in Pine Plains Presbyterian Church.177 He died about 1859.177 |
Lived in Oswego NY.
|Clark Marvin COMSTOCK.|
|Henrietta COMSTOCK177 was born (date unknown). |
No child Henrietta was living when David Comstock wrote his will in 1841.