515. William COMSTOCK278 was born on 20 January 1787 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.213 He died on 22 October 1873 at the age of 86.91,213
Married (1) Bethiah Gorham on 28 Aug 1808. She was the daughter of Major Jabez and Catherine Tyler Gorham; born Providence 16 Mar 1789 and died there 8 Sep 1821. They had six children, three died as infants. William married (2) 19 Sep 1824, Harriet Pearson who was born 16 Oct 1803 and died 26 Aug 1882. She was the daughter of Samuel and Judith Thurston Pearson of New York. Harriet and William had five children.
Commanded the popular stearmer "Fulton".
President of the Bank of Commerce of Providence.
Subject: Banks & Insurance Co. of Providence (part 13)
History of Providence County, Rhode Island
Edited by Richard M. Bayles.
In two volumes, illustrated. Vol. I.
New York: W. W. Preston & Co., 1891.
pp. 550 - 580. (part 13)
"The Commercial Bank was incorporated in January, 1833. Its capital,
increasing from $200,000, in 11853 was made a half million, and in 1855 it
became a million, which figure has been ever since maintained. For several
years it was located at 123 South Main street; about 1845 it was at 143 of
the same street, and in 1859 it was at 11 Market Square, where it continued
several years. About 1880 it was moved to its present location at 53
Westminster street. It was reorganized as the Commercial National Bank in
1865. Its successive presidents have been: Richmond Bullock, up to about
1849; William P. Bullock following, to 1862; William Comstock, 1863 to
1874; Daniel Day, 1874 to 1886; Daniel E. Day, 1886 to the present
time. The cashiers have been: David Andrews, up to 1857; S. P. Wardwell,
1858 to 1874; Joshua A. Wilbour, 1874; Henry G. Arnold, 1875 to the
present time. The board of directors comprises the following: Daniel E.
Day, Andrew Comstock, Eugene W. Mason, Thomas Harris, Amos C. Barstow, Jr.,
Edward P. Taft, Isaac M. Potter.
The will of William Comstock was dated 8 Oct 1872 and proved 18 Nov 1872. There were bequests to wife Harriet, son Richard W., daughter Catherine G. Comsotkc, children of Thomas P. and Eliza Bucklin, to daughter Anna L. Balch, widow of Edward A. Balch, and to Elizabeth A. Fenner, daughter of his brother Jesse.
Buried Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.
William COMSTOCK and Bethiah GORHAM were married on 28 August 1808.279 Bethiah GORHAM died on 8 September 1821.279
Bethiah was the daughter of Maj. Jabez Gorham.
William COMSTOCK and Bethiah GORHAM had the following children:
|Catherine Gorham COMSTOCK.|
|William COMSTOCK was born on 15 March 1812. He died on 16 June 1812 at the age of 0.279|
|Eliza COMSTOCK279 was born on 1 June 1814. |
Eliza married William Waite Comstock.
|Mary Winsor COMSTOCK279 was born on 28 March 1816. |
Mary married Samuel Almy.
|Moses Eddy COMSTOCK was born on 13 July 1818. He died on 17 September 1818 at the age of 0.280|
|Julia COMSTOCK was born on 6 February 1821. She died on 18 September 1821 at the age of 0.280 |
Julia died 10 days after the death of her mother.
William COMSTOCK and Harriet PEARSON were married on 19 September 1824. Harriet PEARSON279 was born on 16 October 1803. She died on 26 August 1882 at the age of 78.
Harriet was the daughter of Samuel Peason and Judith Thurston of New York.
William COMSTOCK and Harriet PEARSON had the following children:
|Harriet Ellen COMSTOCK was born on 18 December 1825. She died on 22 February 1827 at the age of 1.280|
|Harriet COMSTOCK280 was born on 18 December 1828. |
Harriet married Byron Sprague.
|William COMSTOCK was born on 14 June 1831. He died on 22 April 1859 at the age of 27.280 |
William Comstock died on the S. S. Aden, Indian Ocean. He was a merchant in the China trade.
|Richard Williams COMSTOCK280 was born on 6 March 1834. |
Richard married Cornelia B. Pratt.
|Anna Louisa COMSTOCK280 was born on 20 April 1836. |
Anna married Edward A. Balch.