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833. Benjamin Robinson COMSTOCK was born on 13 April 1816 in Edinburg, Penobscot County, Maine.255 He died on 30 December 1898 at the age of 82 in Hager City, Pierce County, Wisconsin.255

The 1860 census suggested that both Benjamin and Lucy had been married previously - the 1850 census confirms that.

I found evidence that Lucy had been married to a Preble prior to marrying Benjamin Comstock. Living in Argyle, Penobscot Co ME in 1850; a very large household of Prebles, Hh 21
Farmer Preble, age 43, b. ME as was all his family. Temperance, 35. M. J. 14 [female]. Wm. M. 12. Temperance 10. Farmer Jr. age 8. Charlotte 2.
Lydia, age 74, b. "N.B."
Lucy N. age 33, b. ME [probably Lucy Nye Eldridge]
Any S. age 11. H. E. age 10. Emily E. age 5.
Also in Argyle in 1850, Hh 28, next to Solomon Comstock, was the following that I believe to have been Benjamin's family - perhaps with the initials of husband & wife reversed. Notice the names of the children.
L. Comstock, age 32, male. B. Comstock, age 33, female.
Taft, age 4, male. Female children: R. age 7, Lydia age 5, Abby age 2.

1860 Census. Oak Grove, Pierce Co, Wisconsin, Hh 146
Benjamin Comstock, age 44, b. ME
Lucy, 44, b. ME
Hannah Preble, age 19, b. ME; Emily [Preble] 15, b. ME [stepdaughters]
Lydia Comstock, age 15, b. ME; Abigail, 13, b. ME [If Benjamin & Lucy married in 1855, these girls cannot be her children]
Alonzo, 3, b. Wisconsin. Herbert, 3 months, b. Wisconsin

1870 Census. Oak Grove, Pierce Co, Wisconsin, Hh 8
B. R. Comstock, age 54, farmer, b. ME
Lucia, age 53, b. ME
Alonzo, 13, b. Wisconsin
Hurlburt, 9, b. Wisconsin
Samuel Eldridge, age 69, b. ME [probably Lucy's father]
Royal Garland, age 30, works on farm, b. ME

1880 Census. Clifton, Pierce Co, Wisconsin. Hh 123
Benjamin Comstock, age 64, b. Maine, father b. RI, mother b. ME
Lucy, age 63, b. ME as were her parents
Alonzo, 23, son, b. Wisconsin
Albert, 20, son, b. Wisconsin [Herbert]
Harry Lee, 11, grandson, at school, b. Minnesota
Alice Furgerson, 9, adopted, at school, b. Wisconsin, father b. PA, mother b. Sweden

Benjamin Robinson COMSTOCK and Lucy Nye ELDRIDGE were married on 18 October 1855.255 Lucy Nye ELDRIDGE was born on 6 June 1817 in Maine.255 She died on 21 July 1893 at the age of 76 in Hager City, Pierce County, Wisconsin.255

Benjamin Robinson COMSTOCK and Lucy Nye ELDRIDGE had the following children:

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Herbert Wilmer COMSTOCK.