Biography of John J. Comstock
Yates County, NY Biographies





Comstock, John J., son of Israel and Jane (Sutton) Comstock, was born July 30, 1826, in Jerusalem, N. Y., was educated in Penn Yan Academy, and has been a farmer in this town ever since. He has been a Republican ever since the party was organized, and has been commissioner of highways for three terms, and in 1887 was elected justice of the peace and still holds that office. His family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is one of the oldest members of the Milo Lodge, F. and A. M., at Penn Yan, N. Y. He married Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Robert and Susan (Wagner) Miller, of Pultney, N. Y. Their children are Robert L, born March 15, 1855; John A., born March 26, 1858; George B., born March 26, 1862; and Wilber F., born November 21, 1863.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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