LEVI COMSTOCK OF DELTA, ONTARIO – son of William and Mary Comstock
The history of Lot 9, Block A in the Village of Delta, is of historical interest.The original patent went to ABEL STEVENS in 1800.Within a few transactions, the UE family of REUBEN MOTT SR. became involved.
REUBEN MOTT SR. (1759-1839) married PHEBE TUTTLE in Norwalk, Ct on 26 Sept. 1763.His second wife was ESTHER THOMPSON, (bc 1777) daughter of JACOB THOMPSON.A son, probably of the first marriage, was REUBEN MOTT, JR., whose sister ELIZABETH MOTT, married ELKANAH BILLINGS, JR.
HENRY MOTT, a son of REUBEN MOTT and ESTHER THOMPSON, was bc 1817 in Napanee, Ontario and married on 20 August 1883 at Napanee to widow JANE COMSTOCK bc 1824 in Quebec, now of Delta.She was the daughter of STEPHEN and NANCY COMSTOCK.Witnesses to the wedding were FRANK LESLIE AND EVA MOORE of Napanee
In July of 1851 HENRY MOTT obtained Lot 9 and in 1860 he and his wife sold part of the lot.
In August of 1863, TRUMAN H. RUSSELL and his wife sold Lot 9 to RICHARD LIPPINCOTT.
In Mary of 1866, RICHARD LIPPINCOTT and his wife, MARY ANN, sold Lot 9 to LEVI COMSTOCK.
RICHARD LIPPINCOTT'S will was registered 6 January 180 in which he left everything to his wife, MARY ANN LIPPINCOTT.She was born 1798 in England and died 7 July 1873 at age 75.Her will was registered 14 July 1873 in which she left her entire estate, including household furniture and other personal effects to JANE REYNOLDS of the Township of Bastard.RICHARD AND MARY ANN LIPPINCOTT are buried in the Oak Leaf Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery in Ontario.
LEVI COMSTOCK was born 1821/22 in the United States and d 3 August 1877 at age 56.He is buried at Delta, Ontario.He married JANE COMSTOCK, bc 1820/21 in Quebec, daughter of Stephen and Nancy Comstock.
In the 1851 Canadian census, Levi's occupation was that of pumpmaker, but upon acquiring the property in Delta, he became a hotel man.HENRY MOTT AND LEVI COMSTOCK obtained a liquor license in 1868-69, presumably to enhance the services at the hotel.
When Levi made his will dated 13 July 1877 and filed on 31 August 1877 he gave the following instructions:
“This is the last will and testament of me, LEVI COMSTOCK, of the Village of Delta in the County of Leeds and Province of Ontario, Innkeeper.I devise and bequeath all the real estate to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease unto my wife, JANE COMSTOCK, during her natural life, after the decease of my said wife, I order and direct, and it is my will that my said real estate be sold and converted into money or securities for moneys, and the sum or amount of each sale to be equally and equitably divided by and between my son LEVI COMSTOCK, THE YOUNGER, and my daughter DIANNA ACKLAND, WIFE OF JAMES B. ACKLAND, to them their heirs and assigns forever...wife JANE COMSTOCK Executrix and friend WILLIAM BELL of Delta as Executor.”Witnesses to this will were WALTER BEATTY of Delta and JAMES A. BELL of Delta.
(Jane Comstock, his widow, married Henry Mott)
The children of Levi and Jane, per the will:
DIANNA bc 1841 in the US m. 26 June 1862 JAMES B. ACKLANd bc 1841, son of JOHN ACKLAND AND GRACE A. ACKLAND.
LEVI (THE YOUNGER per his father's will) b 1839 in the US and m. 25 Dec. 1873 to ANNIE S. DOYLE of Delta, daughter of THOMAS AND SARAH DOYLE.Levi, The Younger, made his will in 1884 and directed as follows:
“Pembina County, Dakota Territory, December 29,___I LEVI COMSTOCK of the County of Pembina Dakota do hereby make my last will and testament and do give and bequeath to my lawful wife ANNA L. COMSTOCK the whole of my right...it being the part hotel and property situated in the village of Delta Township of Bastard, United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Canada West, which property is willed to me and my lawful heirs or executors by my father, LEVI COMSTOCK, SENIOR whose will is recorded in the Town of Brockville, County of Leeds and Grenville...and do give her the right to give and dispose of according as she the said ANNA COMSTOCK wishes to do with and therefore signed by me.”
The will was witnessed by SARAH DOYLE and ANNA L. COMSTOCK
The land record for the property shows:
Will 13 July 1877 entered 31 August 1877 from LEVI COMSTOCK TO WIFE, JANE COMSTOCK, for natural life and children LEVI COMSTOCK, JR. AND DIANNA ACKLAND.
Will entered 12 December 1885 from LEVI COMSTOCK to wife ANNA L. COMSTOCK, his right and title in hotel property at Delta, willed to him by his father LEVI COMSTOCK, SR.
A Grant on 22 July 1894, entered 11 September 1894 from ANNA CAMPBELL, JANE LASHER AND DIANNA ACKLAND TO ALEXANDER STEVENS.
As a footnote to Jane Lasher, Jesse Shepard Mott b. Saratoga NY on 6 October 1839.He married 28 January 1858 Jane Lasher, who was b 10 October 1838, daughter of Jonas and Elizabeth.