Sixth Generation

360. Col. Adam COMSTOCK202 was born on 18 January 1740 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.138 He served in the military in 1776 at Lt. Col. in Col. Christopher Greene's Rhode Island Regiment in Revolutionary War. He died on 10 April 1819 at the age of 79 in South Corinth, Saratoga County, New York.202

Served as Lt. Col. in Col. Christopher Greene's Rhode Island Regiment. In the battle at Red Bank, NJ Oct 22, 1777, the commanding officer was wounded and Comstock took command and won the battle. Was at Valley Forge, Dec of 1777.
Found in "Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution" by Francis B. Heitman, c1914; p.166: Comstock, Adam (RI) Major of Babcock's RI State Regt, 15 Jan 1776; Lt Col 19 Aug 1776; Lt Col 1st Rhode Island 1 Jan 1777 - Apr 1778.
Moved about 1780 to Saratoga Co NY. "Connecticut Puritan Settlers" by Royal R. Hinman

"Marriage and Death Notices from The National Intelligencer", Washington, D.C. 1800-1850, by George A. Martin and Frank J. Metcalf; National Genealogical Society, Washington, D.C., 1976, p.141
COMSTOCK, Col. Adam, aged 80, a Revolutionary patriot, died May 10 in Saratoga Co, N.Y. He early entered the field on the side of the colonies. He was soon promoted by General Washington to a Colonel. At the signal victory of the Red Bank, he was the officer of the day, and alternately commanded with General Samuel Smith of Md. in the gallant affair at Mud Fort. (May 12.)

Alexander, son listed here, was the 10th and youngest child of Adam and Margaret.

Col. Adam COMSTOCK and Margaret MACGREGOR were married on 10 April 1763 in Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island.202 Margaret MACGREGOR was born on 8 September 1745.202 She died on 3 March 1807 at the age of 61.202

Col. Adam COMSTOCK and Margaret MACGREGOR had the following children:






Alexander McGregor COMSTOCK203,204 was born on 9 September 1788 in Greenfield, Saratoga County, New York. He died on 9 July 1854 at the age of 65 in Joliet, Will County, Illinois.

Alexander married (1) Olive Smith and (2) Esther (Saltmarsh) Boardman. He was an Assistant Surgeon, War of 1812, on the Niagara Frontier. He was a physician, Methodist minister and a farmer. His children were born in Hector, Tompkins Co, NY. He is said to have died of cholera.

Malcomson, Robert. A VERY BRILLIANT AFFAIR: The Battle of Queenston Heights, 1812. Listed as the Surgeon's Mate of the 19th Regt of Detached Militia, Alex Comstock. [He wasn't indexed, I just happened on his name in an Appendix.] He was not taken prisoner and likely did not take part in the battle - only about 700 of the 3000 militia troops camped at the site actually ever crossed the Niagara River that day of Battle, 13 Oct 1812. The 19th Regt was part of Brig. Gen. William Wadsworth's 7th Brigade; the Detached Militia having been formed out of the regular militia troops earlier that year.

1850 Census. Will Co, Illinois, Joliet. p.189, Hh 19
A. M. Comstock, age 62, physician, b. NY. E. [female] age 59, b. NY
A. [Adam] age 23, male, Surveyor, b. NY. Mary A., age 18, b. NY. G. A. [Grover Andrew] age 16, male, b. NY.