John was an orchardist and established a large nursery on property owned by his father. He had orchards of apples, pears, peaches, as well as vineyards and planting of berries, currants, and flowers. He had pink and white magnolias and rhododendrons. He called his home "Floral Hill"; it was built in the shape of an octagon. The builder also constructed a chain of four ponds with a windmill to provide water for the nurseries.
1880 Census. Washington Twp, Dutchess Co, NY
John Russell COMSTOCK and Minerva INGRAHAM were married on 5 January 1845.206 Minerva INGRAHAM was born circa 1807 in New York.
In the 1930 census, Manerva Comstock was listed in Washington Co, AR as an inmate in the County Home, age 98, born Arkansas. There were five William Joneses in Washington Co who could have been nephews, or great nephews.