Abel Philetus Comstock I

Male1721–21 July 1814

Brief Life History of Abel Philetus

When Abel Philetus Comstock I was born in 1721, in Stratfield, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Daniel Comstock II, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Odell, was 27. He married Judith Paine on 17 September 1747, in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1778. He died on 21 July 1814, in Cooperstown, Otsego, New York, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Hartwick, Otsego, New York, United States.

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Abel Philetus Comstock I
Judith Paine
Marriage: 17 September 1747
Capt John Calvin Comstock
Anna Comstock
Judith Comstock
Rhoda Comstock
Martin Luther Comstock
Abel Philetus Comstock II
Dr Heman Noah Comstock
Daniel Comstock
Solomon Comstock

Sources (20)

  • Abel Comstock, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Abel Comstock, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Abel Comstock, "New York, Cemetery Abstracts, 1800-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 September 1747Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (4)


    Age 55

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 60

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 73

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon): habitational name from Clumstock (Devon). This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

    Story Highlight

    from Find a Grave

    Name is Abel Comstock. He was also known as Deacon Comstock or Rev. Comstock as he was a Congregational Minister. He was appointed Ensign in 2nd Company of Kent in may 1755. In Aug 1776 he was a priva …

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