An American Family History

John Comstock


also spelled Cumstock


John Comstock was born about 1730.

His wife was named Lydia. They lived in West Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island.

John and Lydia's children included:

Sylvia Comstock Merrick (married William Merrick),
Levi Comstock (married Abigail Richardson Griffin),
Aaron Comstock (married Phebe Elliot),
Jemima Comstock (had daughter, Sarah Ward with Asahel Ward), and
Lavinia Comstock (1769, married Thomas Smyth).

On November 27, 1820 a Crown Grant was made to Lydia Comstock, and others for Lot No. 18 in the 1st Concession of the Township of Yonge, for the east half, or 100 acres.

After John's death, Lydia married Ephraim Ayres.

Abigail Comstock and Phebe Comstock were assessed in Yonge Township, Leeds County, Ontario in 1805.

During the War of 1812, Aaron served in the Leeds County Militia.

Aaron and Levi Comstock appeared on the census lists of Yonge Township, Leeds County Ontario in the 1840s.

The Battle of the Windmill was in November, 1838. Loyalists defeated an invasion attempt by Hunter Patriots, led by  Nils von Schoultz, who were attempting to overthrow British rule. The battle was at a windmill two miles east of Prescott.


Leeds County, Ontario, Canada was first surveyed in 1792 in preparation for the United Empire Loyalists settlers. In 1850, Leeds County merged with Grenville to create the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.



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