Biography of Samuel Comstock of Le Roy, NY

Samuel Comstock, a captain in the War of 1812, was born June 17, 1790, in Montville, Conn., and married Elizabeth Turner Comstock, of Connecticut. His family carñe to this town in 1834. The children were Asahel O., Elizabeth A., Amy, and Samuel F. He engaged in the mercantile business, which he pursued till 10 years before his death, May 16, 1870. His wife died February 8, 1871. The daughter Amy died at the age of 16 years. He was a prominent member of the Presbyterian Church, holding the office of deacon for nearly 40 years. Asahel Otis Comstock, son of Samuel, was born August 6, 1813, in Montville, Conn., was clerk in a store at Colchester, Conn., came to Le Roy in 1834 with his father, and engaged in mercantile business under the firm name of A. O. Comstock & Co. Their trade was very extensive, having branch stores at Mumford, Warsaw, and other places, the sales in a single year amounting to $80,000. In 1856 the business was changed so as to include the purchase of produce, which he pursued for 30 years. Mr. Cornstock was a progressive and enterprising business man. He served as treasurer of the Buffalo, Corning & New York Railroad for several years, was a director for 20 years, and was well posted in all its affairs. He.was also a director of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad. He married Fannie, daughter of Zacheus Wheeler, of Connecticut, and their children are Fannie (Mrs. F. C. Lathrop); O. W., a banker in New York; Isaac T., a member of the produce exchange; and Annie, a teacher of music. The family are members of the Episcopal Church.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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