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1177. Daniel Benjamin COMFORT118,1012 was born on 30 March 1824 in Kentucky.623 He died on 6 November 1902 at the age of 78 in Kosciusko, Attala County, Mississippi.

Lived in Kosciusko MS. Said to have married a Miss Durham and had one daughter; the first wife died and he married her sister, Georgia. They apparently had the child Mary E [I believe E. Love Comfort may also have been a child of the first wife]. Children from 2nd wife were: Edgar, Catharine, Daniel B., Georgia, William, James, Lida [Elza Love], Hugh, Elizabeth, Eugene. [Clifton was omitted from this list. In the 1910 census, Georgia stated she had 11 children and with the addition of Clifton, that makes 11.]

Found in Madison Co MS in 1850 Census with "Ellen C. Comfort". She was age 50, b. KY. Children still at home were Daniel B., age 26, also born in KY. Catherine age 13 and Elizabeth age 15, both born in Mississippi.

1860 Census. Kosciusko, Attala Co MS, Hh 21
D. G. Comfort, age 36, Druggist, Value of Real Estate $1400, Value of Personal Property $20,000 [he owned 4 slaves]
Georgiana, age 17, b. MS
Mary E., age 4, E. Love age 4 [were they twins - Lovie was 4 according to her tombstone]
Elizabeth E., age 23 [sister had property worth $3500 - 3 slaves on Schedule]
Catharine A., age 22, another sister, property of $2700
W. L. Barrett, age 24, peddling blocks, boarding with them

1870 Census. Kosciusko, Attala Co MS, Hh 77
D. B. Comfort, age 46, b. KY, "daugest - presumably druggist]
Georgia, age 28, b. MS as were all the children.
May E. age 13. E. Lovey age 11. E. W. [male] age 9. Kate C. age 7. D. B. age 5.
Georgia D. age 3. J. W. [male] age 1.
E. E. Comfort, age 35 [female], school teacher. Ditto for born in MS
Ed B., age 20, clerk, b. MS
Lewis A., age 14, at school, b. LA
Rachel, age 14, race marked as Black, b. MS

Daniel's in-law were two doors away in 1870, Hh 75
Durham, S. J. age 73, born Georgia. Mary, age 63, born GA.
L. R. male, age 22. E. E., female age 19.

1880 Census. Kosciusko, Attala Co MS Hh 350
D. B. Comfort, age 56, Druggist, b. KY, father b. NY, mother b. KY
Georgia B., age 38, b. MS, parents born GA
Edwar W., 19, son, clerk in drugstore
Kate C., age 17, daughter
D. B. Jr., age 15, son
Georgia Durham, age 13, daughter
John Wm, age 11, son
James George, 9, son
Eliza Love, age 7, daughter [I suspect the older daughter named "E. Love" may have died and another daughter named for her.
Clifton C., age 5, son
Elizabeth Emily, age 2, daugher
next door, Hh 351
Mary Durham, age 75, mother-in-law
Eugenia E., age 34, sister-in-law.
Listed in Hh 352 is Polly Webb, age 70, Black, a servant - undoubtedly part of the household.

Daniel's sister Elizabeth was now living with sister Catherine who had married W. W. Baccus - they were in Hh 348.

1900 Census. Kosciusko. Hh 100
Daniel B. Comfort, b. Mar 1824, age 76, married 40 years. b. KY, father b. New York, mother b. KY
Georgia B., wife, b. Apr 1842, age 58, has had 11 children
Georgia D. West, daughter, b. Dec 1866, age 33, widowed with 2 children
John W. Comfort, son, b. Oct 1869, age 30
Lida L., daughter, b. Sept 1872, age 27
Bessie, daughter, b. Dec 1877, age 22
Eugene, son, b. Sept 1883, age 16
James D. West, g-son, b. Jul 1892, age 8
John E. West, g-son, b. Sep 1892, age 7 [born in Texas - others all b. MS]

1910 Census. Kosciusko. Hh 101
Georgie B. Comfort, age 68, Widow, 11 children
Billie, son, age 35. Cliff, son, age 32. Lida, dau, age 30. Bessie, dau age 28.

Daniel Benjamin COMFORT and Eliza Love DURHAM were married. Eliza Love DURHAM, daughter of Seaborn Jones DURHAM and Mary Chambliss GEORGE, was born on 30 September 1837. She died on 2 October 1859 at the age of 22 in Kosciusko, Attala County, Mississippi.

Her grave marker, Koscuisko City Cemetery, reads
Eliza Love, wife of Dan'l B. Comfort
A Daughter of S. J. & M. Durham
Born
Sep 30, 1837
Died
Oct 2, 1859
Erected by her devoted Husband.

Daniel Benjamin COMFORT and Eliza Love DURHAM had the following children:

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Mary E. COMFORT was born in 1857 in Mississippi.

Child of first wife, who is said to have been an older sister of Georgia's.

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E. Love "Lovie" COMFORT was born on 9 December 1857 in Mississippi. She died on 18 May 1870 at the age of 12 in Kosciusko, Attala County, Mississippi.

Online database gave Eliza a birthdate in 1872. However, she appears to have been on the 1860 census as "E. Love, age 4 [mistake, she was given the same age as her sister Mary E. but they were not twins - she was surely born prior to 1860] and the 1870 census, age 9 "E. Lovey". I believe this child may have died between 1860 and 1872, because the census indicates a second daughter with the name Eliza Love, born late 1872.

Since the marriage of Daniel & Georgia Durham took place in 1860 [if the online database is correct] - then it is quite likely Eliza Love was also a child of the first wife, not Georgia's child.

FindAGrave.com. Lovie's stone does say she was the daughter of J. B. & E. L. Comfort.

Daniel Benjamin COMFORT and Georgiann Brown DURHAM were married on 15 May 1860 in Carroll County, Mississippi. Georgiann Brown DURHAM1012, daughter of Seaborn Jones DURHAM and Mary Chambliss GEORGE, was born on 11 April 1842 in Mississippi. She died on 25 November 1917 at the age of 75 in Kosciusko, Attala County, Mississippi.

1910 Census. Kosciusko, Attala Co MS
Georgie B. Comfort, age 68, widow, had 11 children.
Billie, son, age 35 [presumably John William]
Cliff, son, age 32
Lida, daughter, age 30 [Eliza Love]
Bessie, daughter, age 28 [Elizabeth Emily]

Daniel Benjamin COMFORT and Georgiann Brown DURHAM had the following children:

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Edgar W. COMFORT was born in 1861 in Mississippi.

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Kate C. COMFORT was born in 1863 in Mississippi.

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Daniel Benjamin COMFORT Jr. was born on 31 December 1864 in Mississippi.

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Georgia Durham COMFORT was born in December 1866 in Mississippi.

Georgia's married name was West. In 1900 she was living with her parents as a young widow and had two young sons, James D. West, b. Jul 1891, and John E. West, b. Sept 1892.

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John William COMFORT was born on 18 October 1869 in Mississippi. He died on 12 July 1936 at the age of 66 in Kosciusko, Attala County, Mississippi.

Online database gave his year of birth as 1868, but the 1900 census shows born October of 1869 and gives his age as 30, which would be the nearest birthday for the census.

FindAGrave.com
Birth: Oct. 18, 1868
Death: Jul. 12, 1936
Son of Daniel Benjamin Comfort & Georgia Durham. Graduated from Memphis Hospital Medical College. Practiced General Medicine in Kosciusko and the surrounding communities. His office was over Harvey's Drugstore. Dr. Comfort never married. He died of a heart attack in 1936. He became a member of the Attala County Medical Society in 1919.
Inscription:
Jesus said,"because I live, ye shall live also." John.14.19
Buied Kosciusko City Cemetery

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James George COMFORT was born in 1871 in Mississippi.

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Eliza Love COMFORT was born on 22 September 1872 in Mississippi. She died on 28 April 1948 at the age of 75 in Kosciusko, Attala County, Mississippi.

Buried with many members of her family, Kosciusko city Cemetery.
Her stone has her name as "Lida Love Comfort.
Daughter of Daniel Benjamin Comfort and Georgia Durham.
"Well done, good and faithful servant"

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Clifton Cardwell COMFORT.

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Emily Elizabeth COMFORT was born on 31 December 1877 in Mississippi. She died on 22 October 1957 at the age of 79 in Kosciusko, Attala County, Mississippi.

Buried Kosciusko Cemetery.

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Hugh Alexander COMFORT was born on 6 August 1880 in Mississippi.

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Eugene Chambliss COMFORT was born on 17 September 1883 in Mississippi.