Biography of George Comstock


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Comstock, George, was born in Martinsburg, Lewis county, N. Y., March 24, 1839, a son of Arnon and Clarissa (Barber) Comstock. Arnon was born in Oneida county, a son of Arnon Comstock, who lived and died in that county. Clarissa Barber Comstock was born in Connecticut, a daughter of Aaron Barber, who came to Jefferson county, settling in Philadelphia, where he lived and died. Arnon Comstock, father of George, was a farmer and came to Leray in 1842, in 1860 to Philadelphia, and here died January 23, 1895. George Cornstock was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools and Carthage select schools. He is a farmer and has 345 acres of land and a dairy of thirty-three cows. He is a member of the Grange, being one of the charter members of Philadelphia Grange No. 114. He is a Republican and has been assessor twelve years. June 13, 1867, he married Abi Kirkbride, born in Philadelphia, and daughter of Robert and Julia A. Powell Kirkbride, and they have three sons: Chester E., born in Philadelphia, March 7, 1869, a farmer; Edward C., born September 22, 1872, and Robert E., born March 12, 1880, at home. Chester married Josephine Carter; Edward married Emma Anable of Philadelphia, and has one child, Mildred, born December 21, 1895. Robert Kirkbride was born in Pennsylvania and his wife in Oneida county. He came to Leray when eight years old with his parents, Benjamin and Hannah Kirkbride, who were members of the Society of Friends. Mr. Comstock has been active in politics and the family attend the Congregational church.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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