JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK


PIONEER DANIEL COMSTOCK FAMILY


1. DANIEL COMSTOCK was born in Warren, CT 10 May 1763 and moved with his brother, ABEL COMSTOCK, to Ft Ann, NY about 1790. Both men had earmarks in Washington Co. NY about that time. Daniel removed from Washington County to Adams in Jefferson Co. about 1802. Daniel left Adams about 1808 and removed to Cooperstown, NY where his youngest son, Salmon, was born. Daniel's last recorded move was to Ontario, Canada. It is claimed that one of Daniel's sons, Noah, was the father of HENRY T. COMSTOCK, A/K/A "PANCAKE", for whom the Comstock Lode was named.

It is rumored that Daniel fathered 17 children. Named children are: LEFFY, MARY bc 1789, NOAH bc 1790 in Warren, CT (father of "Pancake") and was in the hotel and lumber business, DANIEL SOLOMON b 19 Sept 1802 in Adams, NY, JULIA b 11 Apr 1803 d 13 July 1872, GEORGE W. b 2 Mar 1804 in Adams, NY and d 14 Sept 1848 and married THEDA GRAHAM (1804-1872) daughter of LEMUEL GRAHAM, JOHN STODDARD, b probable Watertown, NY who m SARAH GOULD, b 1800 d 1891. (John and Sarah are buried in Robin's Hill, Middlesex Co, Canada and his stone with b/d dates destroyed), MEHITABEL, ROXY and SALMON b 11 Apr1808 Cooperstown, NY d 11 Mar 1863.

He married 3 times. He married (1) MEHITABEL MILES, (2) widow CATHERINE (RIPSON) ROUSE, and (3) ROXY ARMSTRONG

Known children: COMSTOCK

5. DANIEL S. COMSTOCK, son of pioneer DANIEL, was b 19 Sept 1802 in Adams, NY and d 12 July 1869 at 66 yrs 10 mos. in Dane Co, WI, buried in Forest Hills Cemetery. DANIEL was a prominent farmer in Dane County WI after his arrival from Murray Township, Ontario, Canada. Daniel died without a will in Dane County Wisconsin and a major court case ensued about the administration conducted by his son, George W. Widow, ANNA mentioned that some children were in Canada and some were deceased.

He married at Wooler, Ontario Jan. 1825 ANNA M. WESSELS, b 22 June 1805 Prince Edward Co., Ontario, Canada and d 22 Jan, 1895 at 90; daughter of NICHOLAS WESSELS and ANNA RYCKMAN.

ANNA is buried with Daniel S. in the Forest Hills Cemetery. Daniel was a prominent farmer in Dane County WI after his arrival from Murray Township, Ontario, Canada.

Children, COMSTOCK:

Sources: Tombstone, cemetery, vital records and court records, Dane Co, WI and Canada
Jefferson Co biographical - the early years
Records of Washington County, NY and Warren CT including vital records

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PROPERTY DEED OF DANIEL COMSTOCK in Jefferson County:

The Register of a mortgage from DANIEL COMSTOCK of the Town of Adams in the County of Oneida and State of New York, farmer, and MEHITABEL, his wife TO: NICHOLAS LOW of the City of New York, Esquire. Dated the twenty-sixth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three for securing the payment of one hundred and eighty-four dollars and five cents according to the condition of a certain bond or writing bearing even date herewith in manner following, to-wit: the one half part thereof on or before the twenty-ninth day of October next and the remaining half within one year thereafter together with the interest on the whole sum from the 29th of October last till said payable annuity described and bounded as follows: All those sixty-one acres and fifty-four rods of land be the same more or less situate in Township No. Seven in the Town of Adams in the County of Oneida in State of New York aforesaid being the northeast subdivision of Lot Number fifty-two of said district and boundaries north and easterly by the lines of said lot southerly by the Sandy Creek and westerly by a line of marked trees which separate it from lands belonging to Nicholas Salisbury agreeable to a survey of the premises made by Joseph Crary. Acknowledged by Daniel Comstock personally known to Silas Stow, Master in Chancery, on the 26th day of April in the year 1803.

Registered July 9, 1805 at 5 o'clock in the afternoon.

Jefferson County Mortgages 1805-1888 Vol. 3A-B, page 6


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