Israel Comstock

7 January 1799–6 June 1862 (Age 63)
Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life of Israel

When Israel Comstock was born on 7 January 1799, in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, United States, his father, Solomon Comstock, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Comstock, was 24. He married Elizabeth Betsy Fuller on 1 April 1823, in Otsego, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ronald Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States in 1850 and Bushnell Township, Montcalm, Michigan, United States in 1860. He died on 6 June 1862, in Palo, Ionia, Michigan, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Palo, Ionia, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Israel Comstock
1799–1862
Elizabeth Betsy Fuller
1800–1886
Marriage: 1 April 1823
George Weston Comstock
1824–1894
Christiana Clarina Comstock
1825–1874
Edwin Comstock
1827–1915
Nelson Comstock
1829–1846
Jared Van Renselear Comstock
1830–1919
Sophronia Marie Comstock
1833–1928
Elijah Edmond Comstock
1834–1915
Rowland Soles Comstock
1837–1904
Samuel Jerome Comstock
1838–1921
William Henry Harrison Comstock
1840–1930
Benjamin Israel Comstock
1843–1922
Sylena Dibble Comstock
1846–1871

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 April 1823
Otsego, New York, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Solomon Comstock

    Male1775–1852Male

    Elizabeth Comstock

    Female1775–Female

siblings

(4)

    Elizabeth Betsey Comstock

    Female1797–1813Female

    Male1799–1862Male

    Valentine Comstock

    Male1801–1870Male

    VanRensalaer Comstock

    Male1802–1878Male

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 4

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 20

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English (Devon): probably a habitational name from an unidentified place.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Israel Comstock, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Israel Comstock, "United States Census, 1860"
  • I Comstock in entry for Elijah E Comstock, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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