Help connecting the dots: Caleb Comstock Church

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Hi all, 

My ancestor Caleb Comstock Church is a dead end for me. I am pretty certain he was born in New Hampshire in 1814 (based on census data) but that is the only concrete data I have. 

My family believes that Comstock may have been a family name. I have been researching Comstock and Church families in New Hampshire and came across a Caleb C. Church (son of Samuel Church and Martha Comstock) Who died in 1813 in Newport, New Hampshire at age 25.

I don't have any evidence to connect the dots there besides location, thinking maybe my Caleb could have been named in honor of that Caleb who died. It would have had to have been different parents though, (Samuel and Martha were pretty old by then). Potentially on of their kids naming their son after an Uncle who died too young. Here is a record of that family.Possible Samuel Jr (their son) or Johnathan. 

I could be barking up the wrong tree though. All I know is New Hampshire, that just seemed like a potential lead. Can't find any records of Caleb's birth though, or mentions of him in New Hampshire at all. (He moved to NY sometime before the 1830s so he would have only been there for a few years).

I have looked in: 

  • The History of Newport, New Hampshire from 1766 to 1878
  • Mayflower Births and Deaths vol 2
  • A History and Genealogy of the Comstock Family in America 

Thank you all for any help you can provide!

WikiTree profile: Caleb Church
in Genealogy Help by Andrew Sielen G2G Crew (740 points)

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