RICHARDSON COMSTOCK AND POLLY HOGABOOM
of Leeds, Ontario, Canada
(Joseph) Richardson Comstock- bc 1794/95, son of Levi and Abigail Comstock of Leeds, Ontario.Hiswill was dated 30 Aug 1824, d 22 Dec 1825 (Source: Surrogate Court Record, Canada) married about 1819 to Polly (Mary) Hogaboom, b 6 June 1798, daughter of Derrick and Jemima (Kane) Hogaboom.JemimaKane was born 1768.Source:Baptism at Muitzeskill Ref. Ch in Schodack, NY.The Hogaboom family emigrated to Ontario, CA sometime after 1802.Various records suggest Richardson was born in Massachusetts; there is no documentation to support his birth in Massachusetts.
In his will, made 30 August 1824, he calls himself Richardson, a yeoman (landholder), and mentions his wife, Polly. He describes his property holdings making personal property and lands/leases to Polly and awards 40 acres of land to his children to be equally divided between them when they become of age and makes his wife, Polly, executrix. Witnesses were Jacob Hogeboom, William Tennant and William Austin. He signed his will as Richason Comstock.
Children of Richardson Comstock and Polly Hogaboom:
4a Phebe b 1820 m 3 Mar 1819 Henry Mallory;Phebe married on 3 Mrch 1839 (Smart Marriages) to Henry Mallory, who was born 1810 and died 19 Feb 1865 at 55 years (Mallorytown Cem.), son of Jeremiah and Polly Mallory.Henry married 1)Emeline Griffin of Mallorytown who died after one year; Henry married 2nd to Phebe Comstock.
Children of Phebe Comstock and Henry Mallory:
4b Levi R. b June 1821 and died after 1877.Married about 1842 to Elizabeth Billings.She was born 23 Marcgh 1824 in Canada and died 28 Feb. 1873 in Mayville, Tuscola Co., MI although her grave has not been found.By occupation, Levi was a tinsmith.
In 1850 he and his family are listed in the census at Hartford, Washington Co., WI, a suburb of Milwaukee.
Children of Levi Richardson Comstock and Elizabeth Billings:
4b1 Elizabeth Jr., age 7, born Canada.She born 31 July 1843.She was also known as Polly Elizabeth Theodocia; she married on 10 July 1863 in Toronto Canada to
Thomas Blackburn who was born 1842; daughter Lula.
4b2 Levi Henry Mallory age 5, born Canada; b 21 March 1845 at Durham Co., Canada.He died 20 May 1932 at Benton Township, Cheboygan, Michigan, a widower, at age 87.His death certificate lists parents of Levi and Elizabeth Comstock.Levi H. married on 14 Feb 1871 at Lapeer, MI to Sabra Ann Newstead, born 1852 in Canada.In 1830 the couple lived at Maple Grove in Cheboygan, MI.Sabra died 4 June 1931 at age 80, a resident of Maple Grove.Their son, Levi Henry Albert was born 1877 and married 1) on 1 June 1898 to Sarah M. Wells and 2)Mary Jane Douglas on 31 March 1909 at Sault St. Marie, MI.She was born about 1880 in Canada, daughter of William Douglas.(Sources:Marriage and death records, tombstone records of Michigan)
4b3Phebe Ann age 4, born 16 August 1847 in Wisconsin
4b4 Almon B. C. age 1 year, born 11 Aug 1849-50; he is listed on the 1850 Wisconsin census so he was not born in 1851 as some suggest.The Northern Michigan Biographical Record gives an account of Almon's business achievements, both banking and mercantile,and little about his family.Almon married on 27 Sept 1876 at Akron, Tuscola Co., MI to Hattie Locke who was born in 1860 in Ontario, CA.Almon died 25 June 1928.Children: Arthur B, b 4 Nov 1877 at Mayville, MI and Carrie Elizabeth born 11 Oct 1883 at Gaylord, MI.
4b5 Matilda Hanna Maria, a/k/a “Tillie”; born 19 May 1853; may have married on 3 July 1882 at Tuscola, MI to Adelbert W. Jones
4c Polly Comstockb 10 Nov 1825 d 22 Aug 1894 m 22 May 1839 Lathrop Baxter, son of May/Polly* and Alanson Baxter- her first cousin (Source: Jane Comstock Clark 1932 corresp.)
*POLLY COMSTOCK was the daughter of Richardson Comstock and Mary (Polly) Hogaboom.
Polly b 10 Nov 1825 d 22 Aug 1894 m 22 May 1839 Lathrop Baxter, son of Polly* and
Alanson Baxter- her first cousin (Source: Jane Comstock Clark 1932 corresp.)
Alanson Baxter was born in 1790 in the U.S. (declared in the 1861 census) and died 6 May 1875 at Leeds; and Mary/Polly Comstock was bc 1792 in Leeds and died before 1830. She was the daughter of Levi and Abigail Comstock. In the August 1820 census of Yonge, Alanson Baxter is listed with 2 males, 1 female and 3 male children.
Known Children of Alanson Baxter and Polly Comstock:
1)Nathan Baxter born 1815; he lived in Elizabethtown/Brockville and married on 29 Dec. 1836 to Molly Patterson Mallory. Molly, born 18 Sept. 1818 and died 5 May 1902 in Leeds, Ontario at 84 years and was a widow at the time of her death. Nathan was a shoemaker by occupation and in the 1851 census of Brockville, a son, Milton, age 10 is also listed.
2)Hiram Baxter was born 20 Feb 1817 and his wife, Eliza, was born 6 Feb. 1829. In the 1901 census of Brockville, Molly Baxter, sister-in-law, was living with Hiram and Eliza. On the 1881 census, Hiram stated he was born in Ontario as were his parents. Eliza was also born in Ontario but her father was born in Ireland and her mother was born in the United States.
3)Lathrop Baxter was born 13 January 1819 and died 7 August 1890 probably in Newburg, Oregon. He married Polly Comstock on 22 May 1839 in Ontario and witnesses were Archibald Mallory and Florantine Lapoint. Polly was born 10 Nov 1825 and died 22 August 1895 at 69 years 9 months and 12 days; she is buried in the Hudson Cemetery, Blackhawk, Blackhawk County, Iowa. Before moving to Iowa, the couple lived in Chattam, Kent County, Ontario.
Children of Lathrop Baxter and Polly Comstock:
1)Louisa born 1840
2)Laura E. born June 1842; d 18 Aug. 1914 in Iowa. Married Robert Mc Laughlin in 1862.
3)Elizabeth born 1844
4)Isabella born 1848
5)Oswell born 1850
6)Ada M. born 1856 – divorced and living with her parents in 1880; daughter?Phebe Fouts 6 yrs.
7)Mary born 1858
8)Mertie born 22 Sept. 1869 at Mallorytown; m 1) on 8 Oct. 1889 to Miles Moothart, born
1871 in Black Hawk, Iowa. He was 18 and Mertie was 20. Mertie married 2) as a widow
to James John Scott on 24 March 1914 at Waverly, Iowa. She gave her full name on the
marriage record as Mertie Esseline Baxter Moothart in Darlington, CA. James John Scott
was born in Wales, British Isles. Mertie died 12 Nov 1941 at Union Grove, Whiteside, IL
and was a resident of Unionville, Union Grove, Whiteside, IL. She was buried 14 Nov. 1941
at Chadwick, Carroll Co., IL. She listed her parents on both marriage licenses as Lathrop
Baxter and Polly Comstock.
9)Mary F. born 1870
4)Eliza Baxter bc 1824
Mary/Polly Comstock died before 1830 and Alanson Baxter married on 9 March 1830 at Yonge to Clarissa Vandusen, daughter of Peter and Eva (Hogaboom) Vandusen. Clarissa was born 1811 at Caintown and died 30 Sept 1896. After Alanson Baxter died in 1875, Clarissa married on 22 March 1876 at Mallorytown to Elisha Mallory. In the 1861 census of Yonge, Alanson and Clarecy have Hiram Baxter, age 44, and Eliza Baxter, age 30 living with them. When Alanson Baxter died, son Nathan Baxter provided the death registration information.