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Christopher Comstock (1635 - 1702)

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Christopher Comstock
Born in Norwalk, Fairfield Connecticutmap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Died in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticutmap
Comstock-39 created 13 Sep 2010 | Last modified
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Categories: Norwalk, Connecticut | Canoe Hill Cemetery, New Canaan, Connecticut.



Christopher Comstock, son of William was born about 1635, Norwalk Connecticut. [1]

He married on October 6, 1663 Hannah Platt, daughter of Richard and Mary Platt. He died at Norwalk, Connecticut, December 28, 1702[2][3] and was buried at Canoe Hill Cemetery, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut. His memorial has links to those of many family members.[4]

Children of Christopher and Hannah

all born at Norwalk

  1. Daniel b. 1664 m. Elizabeth Wheeler[2]
  2. Hannah b. 1666 m. Fenn[2]
  3. Abigail b. 1669 d. 1689
  4. Mary b. 1671 m. James St John[2]
  5. Elizabeth b. 1674 m. Ebenezer St. John[2]
  6. Mercy b. 1676 m. Nathan Olmstead as his second wife[2]
  7. Samuel b. 1679 m. Sarah Hanford[2]
  8. Moses b. 1685 m. Abigail Brinsmade[2]


Settled in Fairfield, CT in 1654.
29 May 1654, at New Haven. Christopher made affidavit about a visit to goodwife Knapp accused of witchcraft. She was executed. [In another place this date is given as 22 Jan 1661. Knapp was apparently not of the Knapp family that married into my Allen family. Hester, wife of Andrew Ward [the Wards being my direct ancesters] also testified that Goodwife Knapp had told her the wife of Thomas Staples was also a witch.]
He also served on a grand jury, 19 Sep 1692, to examine witches.
Purchased a home and house lot in Norwalk 27 Jan 1661. [ "Connecticut Puritan Settlers" by Royal R. Hinman] Will dated Dec 22 1701 in Norwalk CT


  1. Mary Jane Comstock, Compiler; Comstock-Haggard and Allied Families; (Chicago: Adams Press, 1973)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 John A. Comstock. A history and genealogy of the Comstock family in America. Published: Los Angeles, Priv. print. for the author by the Commonwealth Press, 1949. p. 2,4. A HathiTrust e-book. JAComstock
  3. Connecticut Town Death Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) Christopher Comstock.
  4. Christopher Comstock memorial at Find A Grave.


  • WikiTree profile Comstock-414 created through the import of Kimpton Paternal Oct 2012.ged on Oct 3, 2012 by Jim Kimpton.
  • This person was created on 13 September 2010 through the import of 124-DeCoursey.ged.
  • WikiTree profile Comstock-310 created through the import of Comstock for Wiki.ged on Jul 27, 2011 by Kay Haden.
  • WikiTree profile Comstock-213 created through the import of ross20genancestors-children6-22-2011.ged on Jun 22, 2011 by Lamar Ross.
  • Thank you to Susan Potts for creating WikiTree profile Comstock-575 through the import of 15 generations.ged on Oct 30, 2013.

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On 7 Mar 2015 at 02:08 GMT Jeanette (Gartman) Barott wrote:

Comstock-814 and Comstock-39 appear to represent the same person because: Similar spouse/daughter (different entries, but these entries are themselves merge-able.)

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