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The Comey-Comee Family in America 





With Notes on the Maltman Family. 



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Descendants of David Comey of Concord, Mass., killed in 
King Philip's War, 1676, 

With Notes on the Maltman Family. 



Member of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society. 




[The first five generations are reprinted from the New-England Hist, and Gen. Register fc 

April, 1896.] 


O Caledonia ! stern and wild, 

Land of brown heath and shaggy wood, 

Land of the mountain and the flood. 

Land of my sires ! what mortal hand 

Can e'er untie the filial band 

That knits me to thy rujgged stand ! 

—Str tValter Scott. 

When the genealogy of the Comee-Comey Family in America was 
published m 1896, nothing had been clearly ascertained of the trans- 
Atlantic antecedents of the progenitor of the family, David Corny, who 
was living in Woburn, Mass., in 1663, but moved a year or two later 
to Concord, Mass. This deficiency is in a measure supplied by what 
follows. "^ 

In Drake's " Founders of New England," in a list of 272 passengers 
aboard the "John and Sarah" of London, John Greene, Master, 
bound for New England, dated Search Office, Gravesend, Nov. 8, 1651, 
18 the name of David MacJchome. At first appearance the name of 
Mackhome does not seem to have the slightest resemblance to Comee or 
McComey, but the pronunciation will be found identical with the latter, 
and without doubt David Mackhome of the "John and Sarah" and 
David Comy of Woburn were the same. The scribe who made the 
original list wrote the (to him) unfamiliar names as they sounded, as is 
readily shown by a glance at the other names in the roll. That David 
did not entirely drop the Gaelic prefix to his name is shown by the fact 
that m the record of his second marriage twenty years afterward (to 
Hester or Esther Harvey, Sept. 6, 1671, in Charlestown, Mass.), his 
name is spelled Macomey. Among his fellow passengers were several 
Munroes. It will be remembered that David's son married Martha 
Munroe. The Munro clan was one of the earliest Highland clans. 

The ship's list further states that the "John and Sarah" contains 
" household stuffe and other provisions for Planters and Scotch prisoners 
free by ordinance of Parliament, dat. 20th of October, 1651." The 
captain was ordered by those employing him to deliver their " Orders 
and Servants to Tho. Kemble, of Charlestowne, to be disposed of by 
him according to orders wee have sent him." The ship reached Charles- 
town in the early part of 1652. 

A glance at the times will throw still more light upon the matter. It 
was m the days of the Commonwealth in Great Britain. Many of the 
Scotchmen however adhered to young Charles, afterwards King Charles 
II., and they rose in his behalf in 1650. On the 3rd September, Crom- 
well met them at Dunbar, on the east coast of Scotland, and defeated 
them. The following year, while Cromwell was still busy in Scotland, 
Charles and his army invaded England. They had advanced as far as 
Worcester, when Cromwell overtook them and put them to utter rout on 
the anniversary of the battle of Dunbar. David Mackhome seems to 

have been one of the many prisoners who were taken at that time, and 
pardoned by Parliament, 'with the understanding that they should be 
sent to distant shores. (It will thus be seen that the Indian encounter 
in which he met his death was not his first battle.) As prisoners of 
war, their condition, from which they had to gradually raise themselves, 
was one of partial servitude. This will account for David Mackhome's 
obscurity in the dozen years succeeding his arrival in New England. 

In Scotland, mainly in the vale of Alford, Aberdeenshire, there are 
today at least fifty families bearing the name of M'Combie. The b in 
the name is comparatively modern, added about a century ago, but Wm. 
M'Combie Smith's " Meniioir of the Families of M'Combie and Thoms 
originally M'Intosh and M'Thomas," published in Edinburgh in 1890 * 
(224 pages) will tell the story better. 

The M'Comies, says Mr. Smith, are a branch or sept of the Clan 
M'Intosh. The name was formerly MacThomas, i. e., son of Thomas 
(Mcintosh) the name having been originally assumed by one of the 
younger sons of some early chief of the clan.f Gradually it became 
corrupted into M'Thomie,'M'Homie and M'Comie. In 1595 Robert 
M'Homie acknowledges Lachlan Mor, 16th chief of the M'Intoshes, as 
his " naturall cheiff." There is no record of the particular Thomas 
M'Intosh from whom the surname originated, but in the original feu- 
charter (their feudal superior was the Earl of Athole) under date of 
7th Sept., 1568, the M'Comies are described as being ah antiquo tenants 
and possessors of the estate of Finnegand, in Glenshee,J in the north- 
east extremity of Perthshire. 

The very name of Perthshire calls to mind a varied train of pictures 
that history and literature have given us, the coronation stone of Scone, 
*'The Flow'r o' Dumblane," "The Fair Maid of Perth," the fairer 
Loch Katrine, 

" And mountains, that like giants stand 
To sentinel enchanted land." 

Finnegand lies wholly on the right bank of the river Shee in the 
parish of Kirkmichael, and at its lowest point is a thousand feet above 
the sea level. For two miles along the Shee there is a belt of moder- 
ately fertile land, consisting of level haughs and gently sloping fields, 
then a series of low rounded heights leading to the foot of the mountains 
which rise rather abruptly about half a mile from the river. 

The charter of 1568 was granted in favor of John M'Comy Moir. 
His wife Janet Rattray and son John M'Comy Moir, junior, are men- 
tioned. Moir or Mor means big, and most of the family in Scotland 
have been large and powerful physically. John, junior, married Janet 
Farquharson, by whom he had a son Alexander, whose son John 
M'Comie Mor, the M'Comie Mor, married Elizabeth Campbell and had 
at least seven sons. David Mackhome's first son was named John, 
probably after the M'Comy Mor, who may possibly have been his 
(David's) father. Of this John, the greatest of the family, many 
wonderful feats of swordsmanship, etc., are told. At the beginning of 

* A copy has been recently added to the Public Library of the City of Boston. 

t This was a common method of procedure in Scotland. There are only about 60 Highland 
clans but 400 or 500 septs whose names have come in some similar way. See Frank Adam s 
" What is my Tartan? " 

X The long, lonely pass of Glenshee," Henry Van Dyke calls It. 


the Civil War in England he sided with the King's party, but later on 
changed sides. This led to the downfall of the family. Meanwhile, 
about the time David M'Comy arrived in America (1652), the great 
John disposed of his estates in Glenshee and took up the estate of 
Crandart, in Forter, in the neighboring Glenisla, Forfarshire, in the 
midst of some of the finest mountain scenery in Scotland. Soon after 
the Restoration his troubles began. May 3, 1661, the Scottish Parlia- 
ment passed an "Act and Decree in favor of James, Earl of Airlie, 
against Johne M'Intosh, alias M'Comie, of Forthar." The names 
M'Comie and M'Intosh seem to have been used interchangably by the 
M'Comies until the family was scattered about 1676. Sir Aeneas 
M'Pherson in his MS. history of the M'Phersons, written about this 
time (17th century), makes mention of "John M'Intosh of Forter, 
commonly called M'Comie," as among " the oldest and wisest not only 
of my own, but all our neighbour families." But the part of the familv 
in the Civil "War and a quarrel of long standing with the Farquharsons 
resulted in 1673 in the breaking up of the family. Of the seven sons of 
the M'Comie Mor, John and Robert had been killed by the Farquharsons, 
James died soon after, Thomas and Alexander were outlawed, so that 
the future of the family was left dependent upon Angus and Donald. 
Angus settled in Fifeshire, and wrote his name M'Thomas, which in 
time became Thomas and finally Thoms, which name his descendants 
still bear. Donald went north into the vale of Alford in Aberdeenshire, 
and became the ancestor of Robert M'Comie, junior, who was at the 
defeat of Culloden in 1745, after which he went to the West Indies, of 
Thomas M'Combie, a prominent man in Melbourne, Australia, of Wm. 
M'Combie, a great cattle breeder in Scotland, M. P. 1868 to 1876, and 
several other substantial Aberdeenshire men. 

To go back still farther, the founder of the Clan M'Intosh was Shaw 
MacDuff, second son of the fifth Earl of Fife, who distinguished him- 
self in quelling a rebellion among the Moray tribes against King Mal- 
colm IV. about 1161-63, and whose descendants thenceforward assumed 
the name of M'Intosh — Mac-an-Toiseach — son of the foremost man. 
The system of Highland clans did not begin until about this time. 
Previous to this Highlanders were divided into a few great tribes, which 
exactly corresponded with the ancient earldoms or mormaershi|)s. 

Gillemichel MacDuff, first Earl of Fife, who died A. D. 1139, was 
the first to take the name of MacDuff. Surnames before his day were 
not hereditary. The family claim to be descended from the traditional 
MacDuff, Thane of Fife (though there never were such thanes), by 
whom Macbeth was overthrown in 1057. 

Allen H. Bent. 
Boston, Dec, 1898. 


1. Davtd* Comee, who was in "Woburn, Mass., in 16G3, seems to be 
the first of the name in America. When or whence he came is not known 
with certainty, but the family tradition is that he was a Scotchman. His 
son John married the daughter of a Scotchman and this same John, in 
1728, conveys a certain right in Concord " which belongs to the Tenement 
where my Hon*^ father David Comey formerly dwelt in the Southerly part 
of Concord known by the name of Scotland." So it seems there was a 
pai^ of Coticord known as Scotland, perhaps because a Scotch colony had 
settled there. The name is generally spelled Comee until the nineteenth 
century, when there was a division, about half adopting the form of Comey. 
On the old records it is occasionally spelled, or misspelled Comy, Come, 
Comi, Comay and Coomy. The name seems not to be related to those of 
Coney (Cony), Comer, Comby (Combee) or Coraley, that are occasionally 
met with in New England. Comrie and Comyn are old Scotch names. 

About 1664 David Comee moved from Woburn to Concord (Mass.), 
where he lived until his death. He was killed, April 21, 1676, by King 
Philip's Indians in the adjoining town of Sudbury, in one of the bloodiest 
of Indian encounters. The following petition was presented by his widow : 

" To the honored Court assembled at Cambridge y® 3 day of October 
1676 The humble petition of P^sther Comy of Concord humbly showeth 
y* wheras y" said esther comy her husband Dauid Comy was slaine by y^ 
jndians at Sudbury and lefte me a poor widow with sixe small children and 
foure of them bee by a former wife and non of them being com to Age or 
able to choose their own Gardens: I y® said Esther doe humbly entreat 
this honored Court to appoynt Gardens for them & to put y"* out to som 
good places : wherby y® boy may learne som trad y' may bee for his futter 
beinfeet and dispoose of y^ Girls as may bee for their weell fare also for y® 
settlment of y' smal estate y* my husband died seized of which doth amount 
to about eighty pounds which appears by An jnventory given in at court at 
Charlestown : and I doe humbly desir y* Captaine Timothy Wheeler with 
on or tow mor may bee appointed for both y® ends aforesaid : whom y® 
honored court shall see causse to appoynt : hoping y' y^ honoured court will 
Consider me beeing poor and haueing serl children very small on of y™ not 
being Above sixe weeks old when my husband was slaine: so praying for 
your prosperity: your humble petitioner this 30 : 7 : : 76 

Esther Comy." 

The inventory accompanying the above is short and amounts to £87 - 
14-0, of which £50 is for the house and land. 

Children of David and his wife Elizabeth, ii. recorded in Woburn, iii. to 
V. recorded in Concord : 

i. Elizabeth, m. March 29, 1681, John Kendall (1646-1732) of 

Wobum, where she d. in December, 1701. 
Ii. Maey, b. Jan. 30, 1663; m. May 24, 1688, Joshua Kibby, of 
Sherborn, and d. July 9, 1712, ae. 49. He d. in 1731. 

2. iii. John, b. Oct. 18, 1665. 

iv. David, b. Nov. 14, 1666 ; d. before 1676. 
V. Sarah, b. Sept. 18, 1668. 

David's wife Elizabeth died in Concord, March 4, 1671, and 

he married, second, Esther , who married, Nov. 7, 1682, 

Samuel Parry for her second husband. 

Children of David and Esther born in Concord: 

i. Daughter, name unknown. 
Ii. Esther, b. Feb. 14, 1676. 

2. John' Comee (David^) was a farmer and moved from Concord to 

Cambridge Farms (Lexington) between 1689 and 1693. He 
died in Lexington, Dec. 6, 1729, ae. 64. Hudson is in error 
when he gives the date as 1723. He married June 21, 1688, 
Martha, born Nov. 2, 1667, eldest daughter of William Munroe, 
who came from Scotland in 1652. 

Children of John and Martha, i. recorded in Concord, iv. and v. 
in Cambridge. (The first four were baptised Feb. 26, 1699) :t 

i. John, b. April 8, 1689 ; probably d. young. 

ii. Hannah, d. unm. May 26, 1770. 

iii. Martha, m. July 9, 1713, Benjamin Smith, and d. Nov. 19, 1749. 

3. iv. David, b. Jan. 11, 1696. 

V. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 29, 1701. 

vi. Abigail, bap. Oct. 26, 1707; m. Jan. 4, 1728, Jonas Pierce, and 
d. in Westminster, Mass. 

3. David' Comee {John,^ David}) of Lexington, lived to be 104 years 

old, if family tradition is correct. This would bring the date of 
his death about the year 1800. In 1729 he is called a yeoman, 
in 1736 an innholder. He married first, Ruhama, born in Water- 
town July 15, 1701, daughter of Joseph and Ruhama Brown. 

She died June 3, 1730, and he married second, Sarah . 

David and Ruhama seem to have had five or six children, who 
died in infancy. Those that lived (born in Lexington) were : 

4. 1. John, bap. Sept. 28, 1725. 
6. ii. Joseph, bap. Aug. 4, 1728. 

Children of David and Sarah, all born in Lexington : 

6. i. Benjamin, b. Nov. 15, 1733. 

ii. Sarah, b. Sept. 11, 1735; m. Dec. 4, 1755, Isaac Parkhurst (1731- 

) of Waltham, where they lived till 1786. 

iii. Martha, b. April 11, 1737; m. at Chelsea, April 2, 1761, William 

7. iv. EzEKiEL, b. April 27, 1740. 

V. Ruhama, b. April 15, 1742; m. Dec. 9, 1762, Isaac Corey (1740- 
1817) of Waltham, and d. at East Sudbury, March 2, 1819. 

8. vi. David, b. April 21, 1744. 

9. vii. Jonathan, b. April 4, 1746. 

4. John* Comee {David? John* David}) a farmer, moved from Lex- 
ington to Milton in 1751, but soon after (1753 to 1755) removed 
to Stoughton, the part known as Stoughtonham (incorporated 
1762 as Sharon). He seems to have been in the part of the latter, 
which in 1778 became Foxboro. His name is included in the 
unsuccessful petition of May 1773 for the incorporation of Fox- 
boro. At the first town meeting June 29, 1778, he (or possibly 
it was his sou John) was chosen constable. He died in Foxboro, 
Feb. 8, 1815, ae. 89. He was married at Milton in 1751 to Abi- 
gail, born Oct. 22, 1727, daughter of Roger Sumner and a descend- 
ant of William Sumner (1605-1688) of Dorchester, the ancestor 
of Charles Sumner. Mrs. Abigail Comee died at Foxboro, May 
19, 1806, ae. 78. ^ 

Children of John and Abigail, i. recorded in Milton, ii. to v. 
in Stoughton, vi. in Sharon : 

10. i. John, b. Jan. U, 1753. 

ii. Jerusha, b. Feb. 22, 1755. 

11. ill. Oliver, b. June 11, 1757. 

12. iv. Spencer, b. Jan. 24, 1760. 

V. Abigail, b. Aug. 25, 1762; d. unm. Jan. 11, 1790. 
vi. Eunice, b. July 15, 1766. 

5. Joseph* Comee {David,* John,* David}) moved previous to 1771 
from Lexington to Wrentham, the part taken in 1778 to make 
Foxboro, where he was a cordwainer (shoemaker) and still living 
in 1809. He was one of the signers of the unsuccessful petition 
of 1773 for the incorporation of Foxboro. October 1771, Joseph 
Comee and wife Mary, of Wrentham, gave quitclaim to estate of 
their honorable father Benjamin Merriam, of Lexington. Hud- 
son, however, in his History of Lexington makes it out that he 
was a member of Capt. John Parker's Company, April 19, 1775, 
and was wounded in the arm trying to get out of the meeting-house, 
whither he had been to replenish his powder-horn, but this was 
probably his son Joseph. He married, about 1750, Mary, bora 
April 4, 1733, eldest daughter of Benjamin Merriam (1699-1773), 
of Lexington. Hannah, widow of Joseph Comee deceased, died 
in Foxboro, March 22, 1815. The death of a child of Joseph 
Comee is recorded in Lexington churchrecords in 1766. 
Children of Joseph and Mary, all born in Lexington : 

13. 1. Ezra, (twin) bap. Oct. 27, 1751. 
ii. Mercy, (twin) bap. Oct. 27, 1751. 

ili. Joseph, b. July 1, 1753; probably the Joseph who d. in Lexing- 

ton, Oct. 12, 1776. 
iv. Mary, b. June 22, 1755. 

V. Aaron, b. Aug. 15, 1757; nothing further known, 
vi. Betty, b. March 23, 1760. 
vii. RuHAMA, bap. Nov. 14, 1762. 

14. viil. Benjamin, b. July 3, 1765 ; m. Ruth Trow. 

6. Benjamin* Comee {David,* John,* David}) was a cordwainer and 
at the time of his marriage (1762) was still living in Lexington, 
but moved soon after to Maiden, where he died in 1774, ae. 40. 
He married first, March 25, 1762, Hannah Watts, of Chelsea, 
who died at Maiden, Dec. 1, 1767. She was probably the Han- 
nah Watts b. Chelsea, Feb. 17, 1743, dau. of Samuel and Hannah. 

He married second, Oct. 17, 1768, Hannah Richardson, of Wo- 
burn, by whom however he had no children. She was probably 
the Hannah Coome, who married in 1783 Thomas Sargent, of 

Children of Benjamin and Hannah, ii. and iii. recorded in Mai- 
den : 

i. Hannah, d. in Boston, unm., in 1794. 
ii. Sarah, b. March 23, 1766. 
15. iii. Bknjamin, b. Nov. 21, 1767. 

7. EzEKiEL* CoMEB (Davtd,^ John* David}) lived in Cambridge 

(Brighton) till 1783, when he probably went to Boston, where he 
appears in the directories of 1796 and 1800, but not in 1803, so 
he probably died before that. (No directories published between 
these dates). Feb. 12, 1806, Mary Ann Comee, singlewoman, 
and Charlotte Smith, wife of Ebenezer Smith, all of Boston, sell 
property in Cambridge, that descended to them from their father 

Children of Ezekiel and his wife : 

i. Maky Ann. Perhaps the Mary who d. in Boston, Aug. 12, 1824. 
ii. Charlotte, b. about 1775; m. Ebenezer Smith, a painter and 

glazier in Boston, where he d. July 29, 1810, ae. 36. She d. 

in Boston, in June, 1809, ae. 34. 

8. David* Comee (David,' John' David^) was a farmer, but one of 

"the embattled farmers" that "fired the shot heard round the 
world." Though not a member of any militia company, as a citizen 
of Lexington he saw active service April 19, 1775, when his queue 
was shot off. At the battle of Bunker Hill a bullet from the 
enemy was shot into the barrel of his musket. He was out two 
days from March 4 to March 6, 1776, at Roxbury, in Capt. Ste- 
phen Dana's Company, while the forts were being erected on 
Dorchester Heights (Rev. Rolls, xviii. 239). Soon after he moved 
from Lexington to Westminster, the part that was incorporated 
in 1785 as Gardner (Mass.). His deed from Amos Gates was 
dated April 19, 1776. From Dec. 12, 1776 to March 1, 1777, 
he was out in Capt. Manasseh Sawyer's Company in Colonel 
Dike's Regiment (Rev. Rolls, xxvi. 419). Aug. 22, 1777, at the 
Bennington alarm, he marched to East Hoosick in Capt. Elislia 
Jackson's Company with Major Bridge (Rev. Rolls, xx. 108). 
From Sept. 7 to Nov. 29, 1777, he was in Capt. Nathaniel Car- 
ter's Company in Col. Job Cushing's Regiment (Rev. Rolls, xviii. 
31). His house in Gardner, where he died March 8, 1826, aged 
nearly 82, was about one and one-half miles east of the Centre 
on the road to Ashburnham and before his day had been an inn. 
David married first, Christiana, daughter of James Maltman, who 
came from Scotland to Boston about the middle of the eighteenth 
century. She died in Gardner, May 17, 1789, ae. 33 years and 
8 months, and he married second, her younger sister Hannah 
Maltman, who lived to be 88 years, 2 months and 18 days, dying 
in Gardner, Oct. 23, 1852. She was blind the last twenty years 
of her life. 

Children of David and Christiana, i. born in Lexington, the 
others in Westminster (Gardner) : 

16. i. David, b. Sunday, March 26, 1775. 

17. ii. James Maltman, b. Friday, April 18, 1777. 
iii. Benjamin, b. May 28, 1779; d. Jan. 26, 1785. 

iv. Christiana, b. Oct. 30, 1781 ; m. Marcli 29, 1804, Eliel Bacon, of 

Gardner, and about 1805 moved to Henderson, N. Y. 
V. Mary, b. Sept. 4, 1784 ; m. June 29, 1806, William Fletcher 2d, of 

Templeton, and d. Oct. 7, 1818, ae. 34. 
vi. Benjamin, b. Dec. 13, 1786; d. April 4, 1790. 
vii. John, b. Jan. 24, 1789 ; d. May 25, 1803. 

Children of David and Hannah, all born in Gardner : 

i. Hannah More, b. April 6, 1790; d. March 10, 1810. 

ii. Sarah, b. Feb. 12, 1793; m. Aug. 11, 1814, Elijah Breck (1792- 
1866), of Gardner, where she d. June 29, 1877, ae. 84, leav- 
ing several children, among them Sarah Breck, who m. A. 
Allen Bent ; and has one son Allen H. Bent. 

iii. Patty, b. Oct. 2, 1795 ; d. Mav 19, 1803. 

iv. RmiAMA, b. Feb. 20, 1798; m. June 28, 1835, Abram Jaquith 
(1802-1851), of Fitchburg, where she died Dec. 19, 1884, ae. 86, 
leaving one daughter, Abby Mead Jaquith, who xn. David 

18. V. Benjamin, b. Sept. 16, 1800. 

19. vi. Joseph, b. Jan. 14, 1803. 

vii. Martha, b. June 20, 1805; m. Sept. 29, 1828, Ebenezer Fenno 
(1801-1846) , of Gardner ; and d. at Baldwinsville, Mass.. Aug. 
4, 1880, ae. 75, leaving three daughters. Mr. Fenno was a 
son of Ephraim Fenno (1759-1820) of "Westminster, Mass., 
and a descendant of John Fenno, who was in Milton, Mass., 
at its incorporation in 1662. 

20. viii. George "Washington, b. Aug. 22, 1809. 

9. Jonathan* Comet {David,' John,'' David? ) when a lad, followed 

his older brothers to what later became Foxboro, and while still 
young removed to HoUiston, where he lived with a Mr. Samuel 
Messenger. After his marriage he went to the western part of 
Hopkinton to live on the west side of Whitehall Pond. At the 
time of the Lexington alarm he was out eleven days in Capt. John 
Homes' Company in Col. Samuel Bullard's Regiment. His name 
is spelled Ju° Commey on the muster roll. He married Eliza- 
beth Wells. 

Children of Jonathan and Elizabeth, all^born in Hopkinton : 

i. Parmelia, m. Nathaniel Chamberlain, of Hopkinton, and moved 
to "Wardsboro, Nt. 

21. ii. Royal, b. Jan. 29, 1772. 

iii. Betsey, m. Joshua Mellen, and lived in "Westboro; where they 
had one son, the late Judge Edw. Mellen, of Worcester, and 
four daughters. 

iv. Polly, m. Jonathan Fairbanks, and lived in Holden, Mass. 

V. Nellipee, m. John Wheelock, of Hopkinton ; where she died at 
the birth of her son John, who was brought up by a Mr. Adams. 

vi. Hannah, m. Abner Prentiss, of Hopkinton, 

10. John^ Comet {John,* David,' John^ David}) was a farmer and 

lived in Foxboro, where he died May 24, 1830, ae. 77. At the 
Lexington alarm he marched as corporal in Capt. Israel Smith's Com- 
pany and was out four days (Rev. Rolls, xiii. 103). From May to 
December, 1775, during the siege of Boston, he was in Capt. 
Samuel Payson's Company in Col. Joseph Read's Regiment. He 
was also out five and one-half days in Capt. Josiah Pratt's Com- 
pany in Colonel Gill's Regiment " that marched on y® alarme to 


Roxbury the 5 day of March A.D. 1776 " (Rev. Rolls, xxi. 188). 
He married Betsey Carpenter, daughter of Nehemiah. Betsey 
died in Foxboro in February, 1823. 

Children of John and Betsey, all born in Foxboro : 

i. Clarissa, b. May 29, 1783; d. unm. Dec. 29, 1855, ae. 72. 
ii. Betsey, b. Aug. 26, 1784; d, unra. Nov. 13, 1869, ae. 85. 

22. iii. Spencer, b. April 2, 1786 ; d. Foxboro. Dec. 14, 1859, ae. 73. 

23. iv. Thatcher, b. March 22, 1788 ; d. Foxboro, Dec. 23, 1867, ae. 79. 
V. Nabby, b. Aug. 9, 1790; d. July 13, 1796. 
vi. Eunice, b. June 6, 1792; d. unra. Oct. 3, 1858, ae. 66. 
vii. Esther, b. March 6, 1794; d. unm. May 25, 1831, ae. 37. 
viii. Nabby, b. March 1, 1797; m. 1845, Amos Keith, of Norton; 

where she d. May 1, 1884. siK ^' V 

24. ix. John, b. April 1, 1798; d. Foxboro, A^ril 7, 1886, ae. 88. 

11. Oliver* Comey {John* David,* John^ Davi(J}) was a farmer and 

lived in Foxboro, where he died Jan. 4, 1842, ae. 84. He en- 
listed July 14, 1778, and served until Feb. 18, 1779, in Capt. 
John Ellis's Company in Col. Thomas Poor's Regiment, raised 
to fortify and secure the passes of the North River in New York 
(Rev. Rolls, xix. 3). In later years was called Captain Comey. 
He married, Dec. 21, 1786, Elizabeth, daughter of Eleazar Bel- 
cher. She died in Foxboro, May 12, 1851, aged 83 years, 3 
months and 26 days. 

Children of Oliver and Elizabeth, all born in Foxboro : 

25. i. Oliver, b. Oct. 23, 1788; d. Foxboro, May 3, 1875, ae. 87. 

26. ii. Aaron, b. July 5, 1789: d. Jan. 6, 1846, ae. 56. 

iii. Eliza, b. April 27, 1791 ; m. June 3, 1813, Abijah Fales. She d. 
Dec. 17, 1859, ae. 68. Children: Eliza M., Emily C, Abijah, 
Elizabeth and Abner. 

27. iv. Lyman, b. Aue. 6, 1793; d. June 14, 1878, ae. 84. 

28. V. WiLLARD, b. March 26, 1796; d. Foxboro, April 23, 1869, ae. 73. 
vi. Prudence, b. July 7, 1798; d. Nov. 13, 1800. 

29. vii. Jason, b. Oct. 4, 1800; d. Piinceton, Iowa, Sept. 15, 1853. 
viii. MiRA, b. Dec. 8, 1802; m. Martin Copeland, of Easton. Shed. 

March 19, 1878, leaving one son Ephraim M. Copeland, of 
ix. Otis, b. Feb. 3, 1805; went to Pennsylvania about 1833; and is 
supposed to have been drowned. 

30. X. Charles, b. April 8, 1807; living in Kennebunk, Me. 

31. xi. Oman, b. July 31, 1811 ; d. Foxboro, Nov. 12, 1895. 

12. Spencer* Comey {John* David' John^ David}) of Foxboro, 

enlisted Aug. 14, 1777, (when only 17 years old), in Capt. John 
Bradley's Company in Col. Benjamin Gill's Regiment, marched 
to Manchester, Vt, to join the Northern Army and was out three 
months and twenty-eight days. He was in service a^ain in Col. 
Thomas Nixon's Regiment from Sept. 1, 1779 to Feb. 3, 1780, 
when he was reported killed (Rev. Rolls, liii. 210). 

13. Ezra' Comee {Joseph,* David,* John* David}) at the time of his 

marriage was of Cambridge, but seems to have lived on the south 
side of the river, that is, in the part set off in 1807 as Brighton. 
About 1782 he moved away. His later years were spent in Dana 
(Mass.), where he died Nov. 19, 1832, ae. 81. He married Feb. 
16, 1774, Anna Porter, of Newton. She died at Dana, Oct. 28, 
1838, ae. 81. 

Children of Ezra and Anna : 

i. Eliza, b. March 21, 1781 ; m. Dec. 29, 1802, Rev. Joshua Flagg. 
ii. Susan, b. July 19, 1791 ; m. Barney Flagg (1792-1857). 
32. ill. Thomas Wilson, b. Jan 3, 1794 ; m. Lydia Towne, of Dana. 

14. Benjamin* Comee {Joseph* David,^ John^ David^) of Foxboro, 

is spoken of both as a cordwainer and a trader. He was a sergeant 
in the Foxboro militia in 1797. He died in Foxboro, Oct. 11, 
1842, ae. 77. He married March 24, 1785, Ruth Trow. 
Children of Benjamin and Ruth, all born in Foxboro: 

1. Aaron, b. Nov. 13, 1785; d. Nov. 13, 1785. 

ii. Nancy, b. April 8, 1787; d. July 20, 1811, ae. 24. 

iii. Ruth, b. March 17, 1790. 

iv. Otis, b. Aug. 12, 1791; nothing further known. 

15. Benjamin* Comet {Benjamin* David,^ John^ David}) moved 

from Maiden to Boston some time before 1793, and continued to 
live there until 1842, when he moved to Dorchester. In April 
1848 he moved from Dorchester to Chelsea, where he died June 
24, 1858, ae. 90. He was a mast-maker and built Comey's 
Wharf, which first appears in the Boston Directory of 1835. The 
wharf was taken in 1894 to become a part of the North End 
Park. Benjamin married first, Hannah Watts, who died in Bos- 
ton, July 25, 1829, ae. 62. She was born in Boston, Dec. 11, 
1767, dau. of Bellingham Watts (1732-1767), mariner, who was 
son of Samuel and Hannah. He married second, Nov. 29, 1830, 
Nancy, eldest daughter of Robert Howe, of Boston. She died 
in Reading, Kansas, in 1886. No children by the first wife. 
Children of Benjamin and Nancy, born in Boston : 

i. Isabella Harris, b. September, 1832 ; d. in Chelsea, Nov. 3, 1854, 

ii. Hannah Watts, b. Sept. 22, 1834; taught school in Chelsea; m. 
in 1865, Joel Augustus Stratton, of Leominster, Mass., where 
they lived until February 1879, when they moved to Reading, 
Kansas. Mr. Stratton was a Capt. in 63d Mass. Vols. 

16. David® Comee {David,* David,^ John^ David'^), of Gardner, mar- 

ried March 31, 1799, Esther, daughter of John and Betsey Baker 
of Gardner, where she died Oct. 5, 1863, aged 88 years, 11 months 
and 5 days. He died Sept. 18, 1848, ae. 73. 

Children of David and Esther, all born in Gardner : 

i. David, b. June 4, 1801 ; d. April 17, 1803. 

ii. Betsey, b. Dec. 9, 1802 ; m. Dec. 28; 1826, Jesse Lovewell (1798- 
1838), of Hubbardston, Mass. 

iii. John, b. Dec. 21, 1804; m. Ist, March 18, 1858, Mrs. Mary Ann 
Robbins, dau. of Robert Reed, of Dunstable, who d. Nov. 12, 
1867, ae. 57. He m. 2d, March 10, 1870, Mrs. Harriet Stod- 
dard, dau. of Luke Knight, of Winchendon. John d. in Gard- 
ner, March 5, 1885, ae. 80. No children. 

iv. Louisa, b. Oct. 4, 1808 ; m. Dec. 2, 1829, Leonard Lovewell, of 

17. James Maltman® Comee {David* David,' John,^ David}) of 

Gardner, was the first in the town to engage in chair manufactur- 
ing, an industry for which the town has since become famous, 
some $2,000,000 worth being made there annually now. It 


seems to have been in the year 1805 that he began the industry in 
a small way in one of the rooms in his own house. The chairs 
he teamed himself to Boston, Salem, Providence and Worcester. 
The very first were probably wood seats, but they were soon suc- 
ceeded by the old flag seats. He and his older brother were 
Masons, probably members of the now extinct Lodge at Temple- 
ton. His house was on the Ashburnham road, a short distance 
from the centre of Gardner. He was the first Comee to indulge 
in the luxury of a middle name. 

James M. married Jan. 26, 1802, Sally, daughter of John and 
Abigail Putnam, of Fitchburg. She died in Gardner, Dec. 23, 
1863, aged 84 years, 6 months and 24 days. He died Aug. 27, 
1832, ae. 55. 

Children of James M. and Sally, all born in Gardner : 

i, Maria, b. Sept. 2, 1802; m. Nov. 22, 1821, Isaac Jaquith (1797- 

1861), of Gardner, where she d. Feb. 15, 1881, ae. 78. 
ii. Christiana, b. April 1, 1805 ; m. June 23, 1825, William S. Lynde, 

of Gardner, where she d. May 7, 1842. 
ill. Sally, b. May 14, 1807 ; m. Oct. 27, 1824, Benjamin Franklin 

Hey wood ( 1802-1843) , a chair manufacturer, of Gardner. She 

d. at Fitchburg. 

33. iv. James Maltman, b. May 31, 1809 ; d. at Fitchburg, Nov. 11, 1893. 
V. Mary, b. May 23, 1811; m. Aug. 25, 1829, Gen. Moses Wood 

(1803-1869), of Gardner, and afterward lived in Providence and 
Fitchburg. She is living in Brookline, Mass. 

34. vi. William Williams, b. Aug. 19, 1813; d. July 22, 1883. 

vii. Abigail, b. April 24, 1816 V m. 1st, Nov. 3, 1836, Jonas Harwood 
(1812-1840), of North Brookfield; and 2d, Aug. 1, 1847, Rev., 
Sumner Lincoln (1799-1890), a Unitarian clergyman. She d. 
at Wilton, N. H., Jan. 24, 1895, ae. 78, leaving one dau. Mrs. 
Abbie L. Bridges, by her second husband. 

viii. John Porter, b. Sept. 3, 1818; d. March 8, 1819. 

35. ix. Leander Porter, b. Dec. 26, 1819; d. Dec. 9, 1885. 
X. Eliza, b. April 28, 1822 ; d. March 10, 1836. 

xi. Daniel Webster, b. Aug. 21, 1825; d. unm. in Sacramento, Cal. 
He went to California in 1853, and was in flour milling business. 

18. Benjamin^ Comee {David,* David' John^ David}) moved from 
Gardner, Mass., to Henderson, N. Y., about 1838, and thence 
in 1855 to Hebron, Wis., and later to Seymour, Wis., where he 
died Oct. 5, 1880, ae. 80. He married first, Sept. 30, 1823, 
Lovina Mead, born April 7, 1803, daughter of Thomas and Char- 
lotte Mead, of Lunenburg, Mass. She died at Henderson, N. Y., 
July 11, 1842, ae. 39. He married second, Mrs. Eliza Ann 
' Seger (born Dye), who died at Hebron, Wis., 1869, ae. 66. He 
was a cabinet-maker, painter, and decorator. 
Children of Benjamin and Lovina: 

i. Charlotte Emeline, b. Aug. 31, 1824; m. Feb. 20, 1841, Samuel 
Delos Ward; and lives (1895) witli her only son, Benjamin 
Comee Ward, at Superior, Nuckolls Co., Neb. 

ii. Caroline Augusta, b. June 26, 1826 ; m. in 1855 John Parsons, 
and lives in Wisconsin. 

ill. Martha Ann, b. Aug. 28, 1828; m. 1st, Gates; and 2d, 

Nicholas Stokes. They live at Lacrosse, Wis. 

iv. James Munroe, b. Aug. 8, 1830; m. Jennie Thornton; and d. 
at Lacrosse, Wis., 1862 (?) ae. 32. No children. 

V. Sarah Mead, b. Oct. 12, 1832 ; m. 1st, Aug. 20, 1856, Orrin H. 
Emory, who d. during the War (Oct. 29, 1864). She m. 2d, 
Oct. 1, 1866, James H. Bower, and lives at Whitewater, Wis. 


Children of Benjamin and Eliza, all bom at Henderson, N. Y. : 

i. Maria Rosette, b. Oct. 4, 1844; m. Jan. 1, 1860, Uriel Tibbets; 
and lives now at Franklin, Minn. 

36. 11. William BENJAMr^f, b. Nov. 11, 1846; m, 1867, Anna Eliza Fran- 

cis, of Milwaukee, and lives at Seymour, Wis. 
Hi. Squire S., b. Aug. 9, 1848; unm.; lives at Lake Linden, Mich. 

A photographer, 
iv. Helen, b. 1854 ; d. unm. March 15, 1890, at Seymour, Wis. 

19. Joseph* Comee {David* David^ John,* David}), after the death of 

his father in 1826, took the old homestead in Gardner, but about 
1837 moved to New York. He lived for a short time in Hender- 
son and then in Belleville, but soon located in Ellisburg (N. Y.), 
where he died Jan. 10, 1856, ae. 53. He married, April 27, 
1826, Miriam Stone, born Gardner, July 13, 1799, youngest 
daughter of Samuel Stone. She died Oct. 2, 1863, ae. 64, in 
Ashburnham, Mass., whither she had removed in 1860. 

Children all born in Gardner, except v., who was born in Hen- 
derson, N. Y. : 

37. i. Christopher Columbus, b. Jan. 28, 1827; was a captain in 94th 

Reg., N. Y. Vols., captured at Gettysburg and confined in Libby 
Prison. He is an artist and lives in Waseka, Minn. 

38. ii. Samuel Stone, b. June 17, 1830 ; m. Sarah W. Sawin. 
iii. James, b. Sept. 12, 1832 ; d. May 26, 1839. 

iv. Martha Stone, b. Dec. 8, 1834; m. Aug. 19, 1858, Otis D. Sawin, 
and lives in Waseka, Minn. They have an adopted dan. 
Winnie, who is m. and lives in Waseka. 
V. George Washington, b. June 9, 1838; m. Dec. 26, 1881, Eliza- 
beth Kittredge, and has lived in Waseka, Minn., since about 
1867. No children. He is a furniture mfr. with Ms brother- 
in-law, O. D. Sawin. 

20. George Washington^ Comee {David,* David,* John,^ Daivd}) 

lived in Gardner, Templeton and Fitchburg, and about 1852 went 
to Worcester (Mass.), where he died May 28, 1878, ae. 68. He 
married first. May 2, 1833, Fanny Richardson Viniug, born June 
27, 1810, daughter of John Vining of Templeton. She became 
an invalid soon after her marriage and died at Templeton, Mass., 
Aug. 30, 1838, ae. 28. No children. George W. married second, 
Betsey Howard, of Brookfield. 

Children of George W. and Betsey, all of whom died young : 

i. George M., b. May 1, 1842. 
ii. Francis. 
lil. Fannie. 
iv. Frank. 

21. Royal* Comee {Jonathan,* David^ John^ David?) was born in 

Hopkinton, Mass., Jan. 29, 1772; and died in Hopkinton, in Octo- 
ber 1852, ae. 80. He was a well-to-do farmer and always lived 
in Hopkinton on the east side of Whitehall Pond. He owned a 
large tract on the west side of the pond and an island, now called 
Comey's Island. He married Polly Andrews, of Milford, who 
died Aug. 29, 1873, aged 88 years, 8 months and 8 days. 
Children of Royal and Polly, all born in Hopkinton: 

39. i. Hiram, b. July 18, 1806 ; m. 1832, Emily Gibbs. 

40. ii. Albert, b. Aug. 3, 1808; was twice m., and had seven children. 

41. iii. Elbridgk Gerby, b. Nov. 21, 1811 ; m. Abigail J. Pierce. 


42. iv. Dexter, b. Feb. 21, 1814; d. in Westboro, Mass., Nov. 8, 1892. 

V. Martha Ann, b. Aug. 19, 1817; m. William B. Wales, of Hop- 

kinton; and d. April 13, 1845, leaving one child, Mary Ann. 

VI. Mary, b. July 12, 1823; d. unra. July 18, 1844. 

22. Spencer^ Comet (John* John* David? John,^ David}) was born in 

Foxboro, Mass., April 2, 1786; and died in Foxboro, Dec. 14, 1859, 
ae. 73. He married Polly, daughter of Jacob and Milly Leonard, 
of Foxboro, where she died Nov. 19, 1883, ae. 85-7-9. 
Children, all born in Foxboro : 

43. i. Warren Gardner, b. Sept. 15, 1821. 

44. ii. Sanford Erastus, b. March 5, 1826. 

ill. James Munroe, b. March 29, 1829 ; has spent most of his life in 

the oil regions of Pennsylvania, 
iv. Spencer Augustus, b. Nov. 19, 1832 ; d. March 25, 1833. 

45. V. Spencer Augustus, b. Aug. 27, 1834. 

23. Thatcher* Comet {John* John* David? John? David*) was born 

in Foxboro, Mass., March 22, 1788; and died in Foxboro, Dec. 23, 
1867, ae. 79. He married Dec. 21, 1823, Mary Thompson, born 
July 14, 1801, daughter of David and Phebe (Bonney) Thompson, 
of Easton and Lenox, MasS. Mrs. Comey died in Foxboro, Dec. 21, 
1867, ae. 66. 

Children, all bom in Foxboro : 

46. i. Henry Thatcher, b. April 30, 1827. 

47. ii. James Allen, b. March 22, 1831. 

48. iii. Elbrldge Carpenter, b. Sept. 23, 1836. 

24. John' Comet (John? John? J)avid? John? David?) was born in 

Foxboro, Mass., April 1, 1798;^aud died in Foxboro, April 7, 1886, 
ae. 88. From 1856 until his death he was a deacon in the Baptist 
Church and a great temperance worker, and in his younger days 
(from 1828 until 1831) was captain of a militia company in the 2d 
regiment. He married, May 23, 1824, Hannah Robinson, born 
March 13, 1801, daughter of Abishai Robinson, of Raynham. She 
died in Foxboro, Oct. 17, 1890, ae. 89. 
Children, all born in Foxboro : 

49. i. George Preston, b. March 30, 1825. DlaA^ ^<^^ ^, /?^ V: 

^ii. Ann Maria, b. Sept. 24, 182,6 ; m. Dec. 5, 1849, Daniel M. May- 

• hew, who d. July 12, 1875. They had one dau., EUAsMaria, b. 

Boston, Aug. 7, 1854, and d. Jan. 17, 1863. Mrs. Mayhew 
lives (1896) in Foxboro. 
iii. Hannah Robinson, b. March 31, 1830; is living (1896) unm. in 

60. iv. Chester Holbrook, b. Feb, 22. 1832. 

61. V. John Franklin, b. March 10, 1837. 

vi. VODiSA Jane, b. Dec. 30, J842 ; is living (1896) unm. in Boston, 
where she is a valued teacher in the Liucolu Grammar School. 

25. Oliver' Comet ( Oliver? John? David? John? David^) was born in 

Foxboro, Mass., Oct. 23, 1787; and died in Foxboro, May 3, 1875, 
ae. 87. He was a farmer and married Feb. 6, 1812, Keziah, daugh- 
ter of Spencer Leonard, of Foxboro, where she died Oct. 12, 1879, 
ae. 88. 

Children, all born in Foxboro : 

i. Louisa, b. Jan. 25, 1813; m. June 1, 1836, Addison Eangsbury» 
and is living (1896) in Roslindale (part of Boston). 



ii. JuNiA Ann, b. March 12, 1815 ; m. Nov. 9, 1838, Addison P. 

Forrest, and d. in Foxboro, May 11, 1882, ae. 67. 
iii. Jerusha, b, March 24, 1817; m. Oct. 19, 1838, Alfred Hodges; 

and is living (1896) in Foxboro. 
iv. Martha Leonard, b. Jan. 27, 1820; d. unm. in Foxboro, March 

10, 1857. 
V. Mary, b. March 22, 1822 ; m. April 21, 1847, William Bowers, of 

Boston, and d. in Hyde Park, Mass., Jan. 1, 1870, ae. 47. 
vl. Laura Am.vnda, b. Sept. 26, 1836 ; d. Sept. 19, 1827. 
62. vii. Oliver Edson, b. April 8, 1830. 

viii. Amanda Frances, b. Aug. 18, 1832; m. May 22, 1866, George 
W. Haynes, of Baltimore, Md., where she is still (1896) liv- 

26. Aaron" Comey {Oliver* John* David,' John,' Davids ) was born in 
Foxboro, Mass., July 5, 1789; and was killed in Milton, Jan. 6, 
1846 (ae. 56), by being thrown from his carriage while on the way 
to Boston. Buried in Foxboro, where he had always lived, a farmer 
and trader. He married in May, 1812, Charlotte, daughter of Wil- 
liam and Avis (White) Skinner, of Mansfield, Mass. Mrs. Comey 
was born Nov. 5, 1791, and died in Foxboro, April 20, 1851. 
Children, all born in Foxboro: 

i. Lowell Fkancis, b. Jan. 24, 1814; d. Jan. 25, 1815. 
53. ii. Aaron Lowell, b. Dec. 10, 1815. 

iii. Charlotte Bates, b. May 19, 1818; m. May 14, 1837, Albert 
Alden, and d. April 29, 1849. They had five children: Char- 
lotte L., Albert H., Harriet E., Leslie and Arthur B. 

64. iv. William Skinner, b. Sept. 30, 1821. 

V. Nancy Maria, b. Feb. 11, 1824; m. 1st, May 12, 1848, Elias 
Chilingsworth Miller, who d. at Augusta, Me., in January, 1854. 
She m. 2d, May 12, 1858, Samuel Dexter Maybry, of Hopkinton, 
who d. Jan. 7, 1891. She ii living (1S96) in Foxboro. One 
child : Charles Alliston Maybry, b. Sept. 13, 1862 ; m. June 30, 
1892, Fannie M. Soule, and lives in Middleboro, Mass. 

vi. Chloe Sabrina, b. Nov. 10, 1827 ; m. June 27, 1852, Henry James 
Sawyer, of Hopkinton, Mass. She d. April 4, 1857, leaving 
two children. He lives at Joliet, III. 

vii. Elvira Cordelia, b. Aug. 9. 1830 ; m. Benjamin Hartwell Spauld- 
ing, of Milford, Mass, She d. July 13, 1864. No children. 

viii. ThOiMas Hayden, b. July 30, 1833 ; d. Aug. 17, 1834. 

27. LrsrAN" Comey (Oliver,^ John* David,' John,^ David}) was born in 

Foxboro, Mass., Aug. 6, 1793, and died in Foxboro, June 14, 1878, 
ae. 84, but lived several years at Sandwich, Mass. He married 
Nancy Fisher, of Wrentham, daughter of Cyrus Fisher, a Revolu- 
tionary soldier. She was born Jan. 7, 1794, and died in April, 1832. 
Children, i. and ii. born in Foxboro, iii. to vi. in Sandwich : 

65. i. Lyman Fisher, b. Aug. 20, 1814. 

66. ii. George Anson, b. April 7, 1817. 

iii. Hannah, b. October, 1821; m. at Peterboro, N. II., June 25, 

1844, Alonzo C. Bounds, and lives at Milford, Mass. 
iv. Maria, b. about 1824; d. unm. at Foxboro, Oct. 25, 1849, ae. 25. 

67. V. Albert, b. Feb. 24, 1828. 

68. vi. WiLLARD, b. Dec. 1, 1830. 

28. WiLLARD* Comey ( Oliver,^ John,* David,* John,^ David}) was born 
in Foxboro, Mass., March 26, 1796, and died in Foxboro, April 23, 
1869, ae. 73. He married first, P^sther Boyden, of Foxboro, who 
died in 1823, and he manied second, Celia, daughter of Samuel aud 


Sarah Leonard, of Mansfield. She died in Foxboro, June 13, 1875, 
ae. 80-5-18. 

Child of Willard and Esther, born in Foxboro : 

1. Mary Esther, b. June 29, 1823; m. Aug. 29, 1843, "Warren G. 
Comey. (See page 19) . 

Children of Willard and Celia: 

i. Adeline (twin) ; d. ae. about 8. 
ii. Albert (twin) ; d. ae. about 8. 

29. Jason' Comet ( Oliver* John* David,^ John,* David}) was born in 

Foxboro, Mass., Oct. 4, 1800, and died in Princeton, Iowa, Sept. 18, 
1853. He was a farmer and lived in Foxboro all of his life but the 
last five months. He married, Oct. 8, 1826, Tryphenia Daniels, 
who was born in December, 1802, at Foxboro, where she died Feb. 
29, 1882, ae. 79. 

Children, all born in Foxboro : 

i. Susan D., b, July 15, 1828; d. Aug. 18, 1843. 
69. ii. Jason, b. Sept. 8, 1831. 

60. iii. Joseph, b. May 18, 1835. 

30. Charles* Comet {Oliver,^ John* David,^ John,^ David}) was bom in 

Foxboro, Mass., April 8, 1807, and is living (1896) in Kennebunk, 
Me., where he has resided since about 1890. Most of his years have 
been spent in New Hampshire as a farmer. He married, June 11, 
1835, Mrs. Martha Marden (nee Berry), of Portsmouth, N. H. She 
was born at Rye, N. H., May 1, 1811, and is still living. 

Children i. to iv. born in Foxboro, v. to vii. in Boston, Mass., viii. 
in Danbury, N. H., ix. to xi. in Wilmot, N. H., xii. in Hillsborough, 
N. H., and xiii. in Wilmot: 

i. Charles Berry, b. May 12, 1836 ; d. Feb. 22, 1837. 

61. ii. Otis Williams, b. June 19, 1837. 

62. iii. Charles Berry, b. Aug. 23, 1839. 

63. iv. Henry Harrison, b. Aug. 23, 1841. 

V. Nathaniel Warren, b. Aug. 18, 1843 ; d. Sept. 5, 1843. 

vi. Martha Josephine, b. Aug. 31, 1844; d. Sept. 24, 1846. 

Vii. James Edwin, b. July 28, 1846 ; d. Sept. 29, 1846. 

viii. JoTHAM Edwin, b. Sept. 12, 1847; d. Feb. 27, 1864, at Fort 

Nelson, Ky., whither he had gone in the 11th Reg. N. H. 

ix. Martha Josephine, b. Sept. 21, 1849 ; m. Nov. 10, 1870, Warren 

R. Barney, of Wilmot, N. H. 
X. Julia Maria, b. Oct. 17, 1851 ; m. Sept., 1877, Albert Wetherbee, 

of Boston. 
xi. Jason Augustine, b. June 8, 1854 ; d. Nov. 23, 1855. 
xii. James Jason, b. Jan. 11, 1857 ; d. Nov. 26, 1876. 

64. xiii. John Hale, b. May 25, 1860. 

31. Oman' Comet [Oliver* John* David,' John* David^) was born in 

Foxboro, Mass., July 31, 1811, and died in Foxboro, Nov. 12, 
1895, ae. 84. He was a farmer, and married in November, 1846, 
Susan Adella Morse, born March 19, 1813, daughter of John Morse. 
She died April 11, 1877, ae. 64. 
Child, born in Foxboro: 

65. Lewis Alvin, b. Aug. 2, 1850. 


Eliza' Comee {Ezra^ Joseph^ David* John^ BcmcP) was born in 
Brighton (then a part of Cambridge, now a part of Boston), Mass., 
March 21, 1781, and died in Dana, Mass., Sept. 30, 1843, ae. 62. 
She married Dec. 29, 1802, Rev. Joshua Flagg (born April 21, 
1773; died in Dana, Nov. 10, 1859, ae. 86), a Universalist clergy- 
man, who preached in Dana for over sixty years. 

Children, Flagg, i. born in New Salem, Mass., vii. in Scituate, 
Mass., and the others in Dana. 

i. Eliza, b. Nov. 11, 1804; m. 1830, Asa Spooner, and d. April 7, 

11. Joshua, b. Dec. 31, 1806; d. Aug, 16, 1850. 
lii. Porter, b. March 7, 1810; d. Dec. 26, 1880. 
iv. Maria, b. Oct. 20, 1812 ; d. Nov. 17, 1866. 
V. Nancy, b. Dec. 8, 1816; d. Feb. 19, 1887; m. Nov. 10, 1836, her 

cousin Dennis F. Flagg. 
vl. Lucius, b. Jan. 22, 1818 ; living (1896) in San Francisco, 
vli. Alonzo, b. Oct. 21, 1820; m. Feb. 29, 1844, Hannah N. Babitt, 

and d. Dec. 31, 1878. 
viii. Murray, b. July 19, 1825 ; living (1896) in San Francisco. 

Susan® Comee {Ezra* Joseph* David,* John,' David}) was born 
July 19, 1791, and died in Chelsea, Mass., July 20, 1876, ae. 85. 
She married Barney Flagg (born May 24, 1792; died Nov. 6, 1857) 
and moved to Boston. 
Children, Flagg : 

I. SoPHRONiA Ann, m. Charles Partridge. 

II. Francis Dennis, b. in Dana, Jan. 22, 1815 ; d. in Boston, Oct. 7, 

1884 ; m. Nancy Flagg. He wrote his name Dennis F. 
ill. Susan Porter, m. Robert R. Perkins, and had two children, 
iv. Dency, b. 1820 ; d. 1822. 
V. Dency, b. 1822 ; d. 1824. 
vi. Franklin Briggs, b. 1824 ; d. 1847. 

vii. Harriet Jane, b. 1824 ; m. Newell Stanyan, and had two chil- 

82. Thomas Wilson* Comee {Ezra^ Joseph,* David,* John^ David}) was 
born Jan. 3, 1794, and died in Boston, Feb. 5, 1862, ae. 68. He 
moved to Boston about 1853, but most of his life was spent in Dana 
(Mass.), where he was buried. He married in 1817, Lydia, born 
Oct. 19, 1801, daughter of Ichabod Towne, of Dana. She died in 
Boston, March 25, 1885, ae. 83, and was buried in Dana. 

Children, i. to iv., vi. to viii. and xii. born in Dana; v., ix. to xi. 
born in Petersham, Mass.: 

66. i. Wilson, b. Jan. 24, 1819. 

67. ii. Charles, b. Nov. 2, 1821. 

68. iii. Ezra, b. Oct. 21, 1823. 

iv. Maiua, b. Nov. 24, 1825 ; d. unm. In Boston, May 4, 1893, ae. 67. 

69. V. Franklin, b. Dec. 11, 1827. 

vi. Nancy, b. July 17, 1829; m. May 1, 1851, William S. Tuttle (b. 
in Rowe, Mass., Feb. 19, 1830), and is living (1896) in Boston 
(RoxburyDist.). They have had three children : Lydia Maria, 
b. in Barre, 1853; William H., b. in Lynn, 1867, d. 1861; and 
Charles W., b. 1860. 
vii. Lydia, b. Feb. 6, 1832 ; d. in infancy. 

viii. SoPHRONiA Partridge, b. Jan. 21, 1834 ; m. Jan. 5, 1869, Benja- 
min O. Woods (b. in Springfield, Mass., Dec. 18, 1830, and d. 
May 20, 1873). She d. in Boston, Sept. 17, 1877. No chil- 


70. Ix. DENN18 Plagg, b. June 6, 1836. 

71. X. James Thomas, b. Nov. 29, 1839. 

xi. Susan Elizabeth, b. Nov. 6, 1841 ; d. in Boston, Aug. 11, 1858. 

72. xii. Fkederick Towne, b. Oct. 1, 1846. 

33. James* Maltman Comee {James M.* David* David' John,' Davicl^ ) 

was born in Gardner, Mass., May 31, 1809, and died in Fitchburg, 
Mass., Nov. 11, 1893, ae. 84. Most of his life was spent in Fitch- 
burg, where he was a chair maker, though never in business for 
himself. He married first, Emily A. Nichols, of Gardner, daughter 
of David Nichol.8. She was born July 21, 1809, and died Sept. 29, 
1844. He married second, April 29, 1847, Mrs. Mary F. Davis, of 
New Ipswich (born in Concord, Mass., July 20, 1820), daughter of 
James and Seba Conant, and widow of Walter Davis, of Fitchburg, 
where she is still living (1896). 

Child of James M. and Emily, born at Gardner : 

73. i. James, b. July 2, 1836. 

Child of James M. and Mary : 

i. Webster Huntley, b. May 4, 1856; d. Feb. 9, 1883; m. May 12, 
1877, Mary Dunn, who m. again July 6, 1884, William A. Pres- 
cott, and lives now in Wakefield, Mass. They had one son: 
Walter Huntley Comee, b. Sept. 17, 1877 ; living in Wakefield. 

34. William Williams' Comee {James M.^ David* David* John^ 

David^) was born in Gardner, Mass., Aug. 19, 1813, and died July 
22, 1883, at the Point of Pines Hotel, Revere Beach (about seven 
miles from Boston) whither he had gone for his health. He" 
moved from Gardner to Fitchburg, Mass., where he was proprietor of 
the American House until 1868, when he removed to Boston, where 
he resided until his death, except the four years from 1871 to 1875 
that he spent in Cambridge, while his son was in college. He mar- 
ried Thanksgiving eve,* Dec. 2, 1835, Maria, daughter of Cyrus 
Winship, of Westminster (Mass.), where she was born April 13, 
1817. She is living (1896) with her youngest son in Boston. 
Children, i. and ii. born in Gardner; iii. in Fitchburg: 

74. i. William Porter, b. July 17, 1837. 

75. ii. Charles Henry, b. Aug. 17, 1840. 

76. iii. PitEDERic Bobbins, b. Jan. 2, 1854. 

35. Leander Porter® Comee {James 31.," David* David' John,' David*) 

was born in Gardner, Mass., Dec. 26, 1819, and died in Massachu- 
setts General Hospital, Boston, Dec. 9, 1885, ae. 66, and was buried 
at Fitchburg (Mass.), where a great part of his life was spent. 
He kept a dry goods store for several years and afterwards dealt in 
horses. He married Sept. 9, 1845, Sarah Louisa Beckwith, daugh- 
ter of Charles and Mindwell (Alexander) Beckwith. Mrs. Comee 
died in Fitchburg, July 30, 1866, ae. 44-4-10. 

i. Frank E., b. July 31, 1851; d. unm. in Boston, March 25, 1882, 
ffi. 30. Buried in Fitchburg. 

36. William Benjamin® Comee {Benjamin,* David,* David,' John," 

DavidS) was born in Henderson, N. Y., Nov. 11, 1846, and is living 

* Thanksgiving was a week later than usual in 1835. 


(1896) at Seymour, Wis. In 1855, he went with his father from 
New York to Hebron in southern Wisconsin. Later he moved to 
Seymour (Wis.), where he entered the employ of the Northwestern 
Manufacturing Company in 1871 as Superintendent of their branch 
works. He married in 1867, Anna Eliza Francis, of Milwaukee. 
Children : 

i. Jexnie W., m. Dr. J. H. Hittner, of Seymour, Wis. 
ii. Albertis Benjamin, a druggist in Chicago, 
iii. "WiLLiAJi Clyde. 

37. Christopher Columbus' Comee {Joseph,^ David* David,' John* 

David}) was born in Gardner, Mass., Jan. 28, 1827, and is living 
(1896) in Waseka, Minn., where he has resided for several years. 
He is an artist by profession. Oct. 25, 1861, he enlisted as 1st 
Sergeant in Co. G, 94th Reg. N. Y. Vols. He became 1st Lieu- 
tenant, May 14, 1862, and Captain, Nov. 1, 1862. He was in the 
battles of Cedar Mountain, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and 
Gettysburg. At the latter, July 1, 1863, he was taken prisoner and 
sent to Libby Prison, where he remained until exchanged March 7, 
1864. He was in Grant's campaign against Lee for about three 
months, but at the battle of Cold Harbor, June 12, 1864, he broke 
down with fever and was carried from the field. He never fully 
recovered from the hardships of the war. He married Sept. 2, 
1847, Maroa Griswold, daughter of Sylvester Griswold, of Adams, 
N. Y. 

Children, i. and ii. born in Adams, N. Y. ; iii. and iv. in Ellis- 
burgh, N. Y. ; v. and vi. in Belleville, N. Y. ; and vii. and viii. in 
Waseka, Wis. : 

i. Emma Jane, b. Nov. 6, 1848 ; m. Oct. 17, 1865, William Randall, 

and d. in Vivian, Minn., Oct. 27, 1866, leaving a dau., Emma, 
ii. Sylvester Griswold, b. April 27, 1853 ; m. 1st, in Livingston, 
Tenn., Margaret West, and 2d, Nov. 25, 1894, Alice Rooney. 
No children. He is a painter and lives in Minneapolis, Minn, 
iii. Adelaide Lavera, b. May 6, 1855; m. Dec. 7, 1881, John Ward, 

and lives in Waseka, Minn, 
iv. Irene Mozelle, b. Dec. 17, 1857; unm. ; lives with her father. 
V. Florence Viletta, b. Aug. 29, 1860; unm.; lives with her 

vi. Ellen Miriam, b. Jan. 23, 1862; d. Jan. 9, 1867. 
vii. Sarah Bertha, b. July 2, 1866; unm. ; lives with her father, 
viii. Joseph Frederick, b. Oct. 19, 1869; a machinist; lives unm. 
in Missouli, Montana. 

38. Samuel Stone* Comee {Joseph,* David* David,'^ John* David}) was 

born in Gardner, Mass., June 17, 1830, and is living (1896) in 
Waseka, Minn. When about seven years old he went with his 
father from Massachusetts to New York. When a young man he 
returned to his birthplace for a few years, but soon went back to Ellis- 
burgh, N. Y. Since 1865, most of his time has been spent in 
Waseka, Minn., where he is a fruit grower. He married May 13, 
1855, Sarah W. Savin, born in Gardner, July 3, 1836, daughter of 
Joseph Dexter Sawin. 

Children, i. born in Ellisburg, N. Y. ; and ii. in Belleville, N. Y.: 

i. Myra Adelaide, b. Sept. 26, 1860; m. Sept. 26, 1888, Rev. Orrin 

L. Robinson, and lives in Baraboo, Wis. 
ii. Martha Josephine, b. Oct. 16, 1862; m. May 1, 1881, Charles E. 

Leslie, and lives in Hillsboro, North Dakota. 


39. HiKAM® COMEY {Royal," Jonathan,^ David^ John^ David}^) was born 

July 18, 1806, ia Hopkinton (Mass.), where he always lived and 
where he died in 1880. He was a shoe maker and farmer; was 
a selectman in 1849 and a member of the school committee. He 
married in 1832, Emily Gibbs, of Hopkinton. 

Children, i. born in HoUiston, the others in Hopkinton : 

i. Alphonso, b. 1833; never married ; enlisted April 7, 1862, in Co. 
B, 25tli Mass. Vols., saw heavy fighting, and was killed at Cold 
Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864, and buried in an unknown grave, 
ii. Emily Elizabeth, b. Jan. 4, 1835 ; m. Seth Aldrich, of Milford, 

and lives at Hopkinton. They have four children. 

iii. Lawson, b. 1837; m. 1863, Ursula Taft, of Upton; enlisted 

Sept. 24, 1862, in Co. H, 42d Mass. Vols., and was killed on 

the skirmish line at Brashear City, La., June 23, 1863, and 

buried in an unknown grave. 

iv. Hannah Maria, b. 1838; m. Welcome Temple, of Hopkinton, 

who d. near New Orleans in 1863. She d. in 1862. One son. 
V. Cellnda, b. 1842 ; m. 1863, her cousin George K. Comey. 

77. vi. James Knox Polk, b. Feb. 20, 1845. 

vii. Leslie Scammell, b. Dec. 20, 1847; d. April 3, 1849. 
viii. Martha Ann, b. March 3, 1850; d. unm., 1871. 
Ix. Abbie Isabella, b. March 5, 1853; m. 1874, John Colburn, of 
Hopkinton, and d. Jan. 26, 1878, leaving two daughters. 

40. Albert' Comey (Royal,^ Jonathan,* David,^ John* David}) was born 

in Hopkinton, Mass., Aug. 3, 1808, and died in Pawtucket, R. I., 
Jan. 28, 1886, ae. 77. In 1839 he went to Texas, which had be- 
come independent four years before, but was still in an unsettled 
condition. The Indians at this time were particularly uneasy, so that 
he not only lost everything, but was obliged to flee to the wilder- 
ness, with a few companions, and for two years he endured all sorts of 
hardships. At the end of that time, when he returned to New Eng- 
land, he found that his wife had died and that his family had been 
broken up. In 1850 during the "gold fever" he went to Cali- 
fornia, where he spent the next five years. The remaining years 
of his life were spent in Pawtucket, R. I. He married first, in 
1831, Celinda Barton, of Medway, who died April 8, 1840, and 
second, in 1843, Hannah Walker, of Pawtucket, R. I., who is still 
living (1896). 

Children of Albert and Celinda, i. born in Medway, Mass.; ii. 
and V. born in Wrentham ; and iii. and iv. born in Attleboro, Mass. : 

78. i. Albert Barton, b. Feb. 20, 1832. 

79. ii. George Royal, b. Feb. 2, 1834. 

iii. Ann Eliza, b. May 24, 1836 ; m. Nov. 6, 1853, George W. Temple, 

of Hopkinton, where she still lives, 
iv. Marietta, b. May 5, 1838 ; m. Nov. 8, 1860, Henry L. Stearns, 

of Hopkinton, where she d. July 13, 1891. 

80. V. William Macher, b. Feb. 18, 1840. 

Children of Albert and Hannah, born in Pawtucket, R. I.: 

i. Charles Delos, b. July 11, 1845 ; m. Emma Scott, of Cumber- 
land, R. I., and lives in Pawtucket. No children, 
ii. Frank Eugene, b. May 29, 1848 ; m. Ella A. Whipple, of North 
Providence, R. I., and lives in Providence, R. I. No children. 

41. Elbridge Gerry* Comey {Royal,^ Jonathan,* David,^ John,* David^) 

was born in Hopkinton, Mass., Nov. 21, 1811, and died in Hopkin- 
ton, April 19, 1868, ae. 56. He was a farmer and until about 1843 


lived in Hopkinton, where he was a Lieutenant ia the militia. 
Then for several years he lived in Ilolliston, manufacturing horn 
combs as well as farming. His last years were spent in Woodville, 
a village of Hopkinton. He was a member of the Congregational 
Church. He married Oct. 21, 1831, Abigail Jackson, daughter of 
Ebenezer and Ann (Spring) Pierce, of Hopkinton. She died June 
9, 1893, ae. 86. 

Children, i. to iv. born in Hopkinton; v. and vi. born in Hollis- 

i. Amanda Ann, b. Dec. 20, 1832 ; d. unm. in Holllston, Nov. 10, 

18o6, 86. 24. Was educated in Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary 

oi « . ^*^ Soutli Hadley) which she entered in 1851 : a brilliant scholar. 

81. ii. AuATus, b. Oct, 27, 1837. 

82, iii. Henry Newton, b, March 4, 1840. 

83, iv. Manlius, b. March 18, 1848. 

V. Maky Abby, b. Nov. 28, 1845 ; m. July 15, 1868, George S. Gib- 
son, of Hopkinton, and lives (1896) in CUnton, Mass. They 
have five children. 

84. vi. Peuley Pierce, b. Jan, 14, 1852. 

42. Dexter« Comet {Royal,^ Jonathan* David,'' John,^ David}) was born 
in Hopkinton, Mass., Feb. 21, 1814, and died in Westboro, Mass., 
Nov. 8, 1892, 83. 78. He was a farmer, and boot maker, and a 
member of the Baptist Church. He married Mrs. Rachel Barlow, 
but was divorced from her and married Jan. 18, 1852, Mary, daugh- 
ter of Lyscomb Brigham, of Hopkinton. She died in 1894. 
Children, all born in Hopkinton : 

i. Emma Eliza, b. April 13, 1853 ; m. July 31, 1887, Leonard V. 

Antonella, and lives (1896) in Fitchburg, Mass. 

ii. Mary Albreanna, b. May 1, 1854; m. Nov. 29, 1873, Gilbert 

Belcher, of Natick, Mass., and lives (1896) in Westboro, Mass. 

111. WnxiAM Henry, b. May 27, 1857 ; m. in 1886, Lilljan Smith, of 

Chelsea, Mass. She d. Feb. 20, 1895, and he m. 2d, March 4, 

1896, Mrs. Alice L. Beganson, of Chelsea, and lives in Allston 

(Boston), Mass. 

43. Warren Gardner' Comey {Spencer,^ John,^ John* David^ John^ 

David^) was born in Foxboro, Mass., Sept. 15, 1821, and is living 
(1896) in Quincy, Mass. About 1846, or 1847, he moved to Bos- 
ton, where he has been, and still is, a successful business man. 
Since 1867 he has lived in Quincy. He married, Aug. 29, 1843, 
Mary Esther, daughter of Willard Comey (see page 14). No 

44. Sanford Erastus' Comey {Spencer,'^ John* John* David,^ John* 

David^) was born in Foxboro, Mass., March 5, 1826, and died in 
Fall River, Oct. 26, 1863, ae. 37. He married Oct. 14, 1847, Mary 
Ann Neal, who married second, Nov. 3, 1875, Burgess S. Wilcox. 
She was born April 9, 1823, and died Feb. 25, 1891. The only 
child of Sanford E. and Mary A. was born in Foxboro: 

i. Mary Angelink, b. Sept, 27, 1849; m. April 13, 1876, Joseph 
Hearn, of Foxboro, where she d. July 5, 1890. They had one 
child : Grace Sanford Heam, b. Sept. 5, 1879. 

45. Spenc^ Augustus^ Comet {Spencer,^ John* John* David,* John,^ 

David") was born in Foxboro, Mass., Aug. 27, 1834, and is living 
(1896) m Norwood, Mass. March 17, 1856, he moved from Fox- 


boro to Boston, where he is still in business. In October, 1892, he 
transferred his residence from Boston to Norwood. He married in 
Boston, Nov. 11, 1863, Ann Eliza, eldest daughter of William H. 
and P21iza (Eaton) Lawrence, of Lexington, where she was born 
May 30, 1841. 

Children, all born in Boston, the last four in the part known as 
Jamaica Plain : 

i. Harry L., b. June 4, 1867; d. in Lexington, June 28, 1869. 
il. Alice G., b. Aug. 14, 1871; d. Oct. 30, 1874. 
iii. Warren W., b. Aug. 18, 1875; d. Sept. 5, 1876. 
iv. William A., b. Dec. 3, 1876. 
V. A. LomSE, b. Oct. 19, 1878. 

46. Henry Thatcher'' Comey ( Thatcher,^ John^ John* David,* John^ 

David}) was born in Foxboro, Mass., April 30, 1827, and died in 
Monson, Mass., Sept. 6, 1887, ae. 60. Buried in Foxboro, where 
most of his life was spent in the bonnet bleaching industry. He 
married Nov. 3, 1850, at Foxboro, Mary Richmond Luther, who 
was born in Taunton, Mass., March 19, 1829, and died in Foxboro, 
Nov. 28, 1884, ae. 55. 

Children, all born in Foxboro : 

i. Henrietta Thompson, b. Dec. 16, 1853 ; m. June 14, 1876, William 
Budd Van Amringe, and lives (1896) in Roxbury (Boston). They 
have had three children : Harry Sterling, b. in Providence, R. I., 
July 4, 1877; d. in Dorchester, Mass., April 1, 1884. Robert 
Comey, b. in Providence, R. I., June 22, 1882. William Martin, 
b. in Hyde Park, Mass., Oct. 5, 1884. 
85. ii. Robert Henry, b, Nov. 26, 1857; m. April 26, 1884, Theresa 
Pierce Mellor. 
iii. Walter Richmond, b. April 12, 1866; m. at Los Angeles, Cal., 
Dec. 29, 1888, Laura Munsey, and d. at Roxbury (Boston), 
Mass., Sept. 22, 1894, ae. 28. No children. Mrs. Comey has 
returned to California. 

47. James Allen'' Comey ( Thatcher,^ John," John,* David? John^ David}) 

was born March 22, 1831, in Foxboro, Mass., where he still lives. 
He married F'eb. 27, 1853, Susan Samantha Carpenter, of Foxboro, 
born March 11, 1832. 

Children, all born in Foxboro : 

i. Emma Richmond, b. Nov. 20, 1853; m. Dec. 29, 1874, Abbott S. 
Smith, of West Gardiner, Me. They have one child: Allen 
Lincoln Smith, b. Sept. 14, 1875. 
ii. Ezra Carpenter, b. April 21, 1860; m. Laura E. Felt, of Sharon, 
Mass. He is an attorney and councillor at law in Foxboro. 
Has one son, Lawrence Allen Comey, b. May 19, 1881. 
iii. James Thompson, b. May 20, 1861 ; unm., lives in Foxboro. 
iv. Hermann Allen, b. Nov. 26, 1867; m. Feb. 14, 1889, Katie E. 
Rowell, of CornviUe, Me., and lives (1896) in Charlestown, 

48. Elbridge Carpenter'' Comey ( Thatcher,^ John,* John,* David,* John,* 

David^) was born in Foxboro, Mass., Sept. 23, 1836, and lives 
(1896) in Somerville, Mass. When he was seventeen years old 
he left Foxboro and went to Boston to work. Three years later, 
in 1856, he entered the employ of W. K. Lewis & Bros., deal- 
ers in pickles, preserves, etc., 93 Broad Street, Boston, and since 
1866 has been a member of the firm, which has an extensive trade. 


About the same time he transferred his place of residence from 
Boston to Quincy, where he remained a dozen years. Since about 
1878 he has lived in Somerville. Mr. Comey is a substantial busi- 
ness man and has also been much interested in the compilation of 
the Comey genealogy, and has rendered valuable assistance. He 
married, May 17, 1860, Josephine Louisa Messinger, who was born 
in Walpole, Mass., Jan. 25, 1835. 

Their only child was born in Boston : 

86. i. Arthur Messinger, b. Nov. 10, 1861. 

49. George Preston'' Comet {John,^ John,^ John* David,^ John^ David}) ^OcJIjoC^c 
was born in Foxboro, Mass., March 30, 1825, and Uves (1896) iu O 

Brooklyn, N. Y. At the age of twenty-one he left Foxboro, and 
for two or three years worked in Boston, removing thence to Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., where he has ever since been engaged in the straw goods 
business, which under his able management has assumed large pro- 
portions. He is much interested in church work and has been for 
several years Trustee and Deacon of the Strong PI. Baptist Church. 
He married, Oct. 15, 1848, Clara A. Dean, of Rehoholh. JOi&ACiuUjr^ ^i^^' 
Children, i. born in Foxboro ; ii. to iv. born in Brooklyn : f^^r-px. ^ 

i. Laura Judson, b. July 24, 1852 ; lives unm. (1896) in Brooklyn. 

ii. Emma Frances, b. Oct. 8, 1854 ; m. July 10, 1884, Rev. Daniel J. 
Ellison, now (1896) pastor of the First Baptist Churcli of 
Indianapolis, Ind. They have two cliildren : Willie Hugh, b. 9 

in Jersey City, N. J., May 8, 1885. Emma Comey, b. in Brook- * *J i ' 

lyn, N. Y„ Oct. 3, 1886. « QjJ^^^ 

87. iii. George Preston Jr., b. April 21, 1858. Vf^^ iqQ f 

iv. Annie Myers, b. July 24, 1860; ra. April 14, 1881, John J. Batef y^- ' 

and live in Westwood, N. J. They have four children : Alice r^ m^ ^r'TSc 
Louise, b. in Paskack, N. J., Jan. 21, 1882. Edith Adele, b. in rjij:^^ ^. /9 
Paskack, N. J., May 2, 1884. Daisy Dean, b. in Paskack, N. J., 
March 28, 1887. Arthur Comey, b. in Westwood, N. J. -p* 

50. Chester Holbrook^ Comey {John^ John,^ John* David,^ John^ / « 

David^) was born in Foxboro, Mass., Feb. 22, 1832, and died in "^^^^'^ ci, 
Cambridge, Mass., March 31, 1881, £e. 49. In 1853 he graduated /Q 
from the Bridgewater Normal School with honors, and for several ^'^^«:'^ 
years taught *school with marked success in Foxboro, Kingston, ^ '^' 

South Dedham (now Norwood), Arlington and Boston (Mass.). 
In the latter he was sub-master of the Dwight Grammar School. 
His later years were devoted to the insurance business, though 
he always retained his interest in educational and religious work; 
was church trustee and deacon in Cambridge. He married Aug. 27, 
1855, Sarah Dyer Rich, daughter of Capt. Philip S. Rich, of 
Provincetown, Mass.: 

Children, i. born in Foxboro; ii. in Dedham; iii. in Norwood; 
and iv. in Cambridge : 

88. 1. Charles Rich, b. July 21, 1856. 

ii. Frank Holbrook, b. May 25, 1859 ; d. Sept. 14, 1859. 

iii. Louisa G., b. April 2, 1862; d. Sept. 1, 1867. 

iv. Philip Robinson, b. Nov. 2, 1871 ; d. Sept. 29, 1872. 

51. John Franklin^ Comet (John* John!^ John* David,^ John^ David}) 
was born in Foxboro, Mass., March 10, 1837, and lives (1896) in 
New York city (f4^ W. 54th St.). Educated at Pierce Academy, 


Middleboro, Mass. In 1855 he went to work in the New York 
salesroom of John W. Rogers, of Mansfield, Mass., straw goods 
manufacturer. When Mr. Rcgers retired he went into the firm. 
Ten years later Mr. Comey became sole owner. Since then Mr. 
Rogers has gone back into the firm again. He lived eleven years 
in Brooklyn, since then in New York city. He is a Trustee and a 
Deacon of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, Member of Board of 
Managers of the International Medical Missionary Society, Trustee 
of the Southern New York Baptist Association, Treasurer of the 
American Bible Union, and Trustee and Treasurer of the Mt. Olivet 
Baptist Church (colored). He married, Dec. 26, 1859, Hattie 

Children, i. born in Brooklyn ; ii. and iii. in Foxboro ; iv. in New 
York city : 

i. Carrie Robinson, b. March 5, 1865; d. May 21, 1866. 

ii. Harriet Barrows, b. Jan. 11, 1868; m. Sept. 16, 1886, CharlesG. 

Judson. They have two daughters : Marguerite E. Judson, b. 

March 13, 1892, and Sylvia Judson, b. June 10, 1895. 
iii. Bessie Frances, b. Dec. 15, 1870 ; m. June 2, 1896, Jas. B. Harris, 
iv. John Winthrop, b. April 6, 1877 ; is in the Class of '98, Brown 


52. Oliveb Edson' Comet ( Oliver,^ Oliver,^ John* David,^ John," David}) 

was born April 8, 1830, in Foxboro, Mass., where he still (1896) 
lives. He was engaged in the grocery business for more than twenty 
years, but retired several years ago on account of poor health. He 
married first, in July, 1852, Harriet Anderson, who died Dec. 19, 
1864. He married second,' Jan. 28, 1866, Lucinda Frances Wood, 
who is still living. 

Child of Oliver E. and Harriet, born in Foxboro : 

i. LUELLA Augusta, b. Sept. 20, 1858 ; m. 1st, Aug. 20, 1883, William 
S. Whiting, who d. Oct. 23, 1886. She m. 2d, Dec. 11, 1889, 
Byron T. Roscoe, and they live at East Greenwich, R. I. 

Child of Oliver E. and Lucinda, born in Foxboro : 

i. Dana Wood, b. July 12, 1874; d. Jan. 1, 1876. 

53. Aaron Lowell'' Comet (Aaron,' Oliver,^ John*David^ John? David} ) 

was born in Foxboro, Mass., Dec. 10, 1815, and died in Ortonville, 
Minn., July 10, 1880, ae. 64, unmarried. He went West in 1856 
and was a prosperous farmer. July 20, 1862, he enlisted in Com- 
pany C, Sixth Regiment Minnesota Infantry, and served until the 
end of the war. 

54. William Skinner'' Comet (Aaron,^ Oliver,^ John,* David,' John,* 

David}) was born in Foxboro, Mass., Sept. 80, 1821, and died in Forge 
Village, Mass., April 28, 1891, aj. 69. He kept a meat market in 
Forge Village, in the town of Westford,* Middlesex Co. He mar- 
ried in 1845 Almira Hayden, of Westford, daughter of Luther 
Hayden of Groton. She died in Westford, Feb. 27, 1894. 

Children, i. born in Bedford, Mass. ; ii. in Foxboro ; the others in 
Westford : 

89. i. William Wallace, b. March 4, 1846. 

ii. Arba Hayden, b. May 29, 1847; d. Sept. 6, 1847. 

• Westford was set oflf from Chelmsford in 1729. 


iii. Ei>wm RiTTHVEN, b. Jan. 16, 1849; m. Maria Bruso, of Buffalo, 
N. Y., where he d. 1892. ^uuoiu, 

iv. N^CY Makia b. July 23, 1850; m. Oct. 1, 1876, Wilford G. 
Blodgett, and lives (1896) in GranitevUle, a village of West- 

V. Sarah Frances, b. March 16, 1852: d. Auff. 11. 1862. 
vi. Ellen Cordelia, b. May 12, 1853 

""• "Yn'w^rc'elte';, MYsf ' ^«^^ ^ -' '^^-- B. Lee. andUves (1896) 
viii. Arthur Eugene, b. Oct. 26, 1857; d. in infancy. 

^n L^ons^'N Y*°* ^^' ^^^^' m. Joseph Bruso, and lives (1896) 

X. Clara Porter b. June 28, 1861 ; m. Nov. 25, 1891, George F. 

Carkin, and lives (1896) in GranitevUle. "<=uig« j;. 

^' ^ MXI^r'!?^ ""' i ^f ;J' ^^^2; m. Oct. 14, 1894, Susannah 
Mellor, and has Hazel May, b. April 3, 1895. They Uve in 
± orge Village. 

xil. Emma Frances, b. March 20, 1865 ; lives unm. in Graniteville. 

55. Lyman Fisher^ Comet mman,' Oliver,' John* David,' John 'David' ) 
was born m Foxboro, Mass., Aug. 20, 1814, and died in Foxboro, 
October, 1867, ae. 53. Much of his youth was spent in Sandwich, 
Mass. When he was eighteen he went to sea. Returning he located 
i'Lo/S*'''°.' '^^^'^ ^® ^^^ ^ «'°"« c""er. He married first, about 
18d6, Harriet L. Skinner, of Mansfield. She died May 17, 1842 
and he married second, in 1845, Lydia, daughter of Laban Walden 
of Mendon, a lady of Quaker stock, who still lives in Foxboro. 
Children of Lyman F. and Harriet, all born in Foxboro: 
i. Harr^t Elizabeth, b March 23, 1838; m. 1st, in 1855, Cilecius 
a896)TFSro! ' ^""^ ^^' '° ^^^^' '^""^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^'^^^ 
"• ^t^^J''' WESTLEY,*b. Jan. 13, 1840; d. in Foxboro, Feb. 14, 
1863; m Louise Spinney, of Maine, and saw service in 11th 
Maine Vols, in Civil War. 
iii. Erastus Fisher, b. May 12, 1842; was adopted by an nncle 
named Williams, and lives (1896) in Providence, K. I. He m 
Grace Murray, of Taunton. 

Children of Lyman F. and Lydia, all born in Foxboro, except iv. 
who was born in Wrentham: 

i. Lewis Edgar, b. 1847; lives unm. in Attleboro (?), Enlisted 

July 17, 1864, for 100 days in Co. B. 6th Mass Vols, 
ii. Olive E., b. 1849; d. 1851. 

iii. James Albert, b. 1852; m. Aug. 17, 1879, Ida Pine, of Wren- 
Jtl^' ^°'^r^^^^f V^ ^° Connecticut. They have three chU- 
i^^ \ i\ Ch*""^^^ "^"'■y- b- March 26, 1880. 2. Lewis Edgar 

. b. Oct. 21, 1882. 3. Earle Francis, b. July 21 1888 

IV. Martha Jane, b. 1854; m. Thomas Boyd, and d. May 2, 1893 

V. Frank ALLEN, b. 1856; d. 1890; ra. Carrie Pierce, aJd had one 

daughter Alice b. April 21, 1880. His widow m. a Mr. Adams! 
of Sherborn, Mass. wc»iuo, 

56. George Anson^ Comet (Lyman,' Oliver,' John,* David,' John,* 
David ) was born in Foxboro, Mass., April 7, 1817, and lives (1896) 
in Cambridge, Mass., where he has resided since 1875. He married 
Nov. 26, 1840, Lydia Fisher Morse, born in Foxboro, Dec. 21, 1818 
daughter of John Morse. Was a carpenter by trade. ' 

Children, all born in Foxboro : 

i. Sarah Ann b. Feb 2, 1843; m. Nov. 27, 1868, Joseph W. Bel- 
Cher, and lives in Cambridge, Mass. i*" »» • ^ei 


il. George Anson, b. Sept. 9, 1844 ; d. July 9, 1847. 

90. ili. Charles Melvin, b. Sept. 11, 1846. 

iv. George Otis, b. Nov. 17, 1848 ; lives (1896) la Cambridge, Mass. 

91. V. William Alnarado, b. Nov. 12, 1850. 

vi. Mary Alv^ena, b. Jan. 18, 1854; d. Aug. 20, 1855. 

vii. Mary Emma, b. Jan. 8, 1856; lives unm. in Boston, Mass. 

viil. Ella Maria, b. May 18, 1858 ; d. Aug. 13, 1858. 

57. Albert^ Comet [Lyman^ Oliver,^ John* David,' John^ David,^) 

was born in Sandwich, Mass., Feb. 24, 1828, and lives (1896) in 
Akron, Ohio. His mother dying when he was four years old, he 
with his oldest sister went to live with his grand-parents and later 
with his uncle. He went to work at the age of fourteen. After 
two years spent in Canton, Mass., he went into the B. & P. R. R. 
repair shops at Roxbury and there learned the machinists* trade. 
Thence he went to New London, Conn., as a locomotive engineer. 
After about eleven years spent in this occupation he returned to the 
machinists' trade and moved, in March, 1858, to Ohio. Since about 
1870 he has been connected with the Buckeye Co. (Aultman Miller 
Co.) at Akron, O. 

He married, Oct. 19, 1851, Mary Ann Brayinton, of Tariffville, 
Ct. She was born in England, Oct. 11, 1829, daughter of William 

Children, i. born in Jamaica, L. I., ii. born in Bridgeport, Ct., iii. 
to v. born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio: 

i. Charles Lyman, b. Nov. 15, 1852; m. Alice M. Stowell, and has 
one son, Arthur M., b. July 5, 1877. They have lived in Grand 
Rapids, Mich., since 1890. 

ii. Catherine Hannah, b. May 11, 1854; m. Charles H. Myers, and 
lives in Akron, O. They have one son. 

92. iii. George Brayinton, b. April 2, 1859. 

93. iv. Willard, b. March 16, 1863. 

V. Frank Irving, b. Dec. 19, 1868; lives unm. in Cleveland, 0., 
where he is in the employ of Comey & Johnson. 

58. Willard^ Comey {Lyman,^ Oliver,^ John,* David^ John^ David}) 

was born in Sandwich, Mass., Dec. 1, 1830, and lives (1896) in Wren- 
tham, Mass. His mother died while he was yet in infancy, and 
he was brought up by his grandfather Cyrus Fisher, of Wrentham. 
At the age of ten he went back to Foxboro, where he remained 
four years, after which he went to live with his sister in Upton (Mass.), 
where he remained until 1848, learning the boot maker's trade. 
From Upton he went West for a couple of years, living in Cincin- 
nati and Louisville. Returning, he lived in Hartford and New 
Haven, Ct., for nine months and then gravitated back to Upton, 
where he remained several years, working in the straw business. The 
five next years were divided between Worcester and South Framing- 
ham, Mass., and Woonsocket Falls, R. L In August, 1862, he 
enlisted in the Ist R. L Cavalry and served until the close of the 
war. He was a prisoner in Libby and Belle Isle, and upon his 
exchange in 1864 was so disabled that he was transferred to the 
Veteran Reserve Corps. In 1865 he returned to Massachusetts, 
and for three years was in the straw manufacturing firm of Smalley 
& Comey. After 1868 he became interested in various inventions 
and has patented in his own name over twenty articles and machines. 
Since disposing of his business in Westboro in 1889 he has lived in 


He married first, Oct. 1, 1851, Esther E., daughter of Lewis 
Rockwood, of Upton, Mass. She died in Upton, Aug. 11, 1857, 
ae. 24, and he married second, Oct. 1, 1867, Velzora, daughter of 
Sidney L. Turner, of Westboro, Mass. She was born in Portland, 
Me., Sept. 3, 1833, and died in the hosiptal at Boston, July 18, 1889. 

Child of Willard and Esther, born in Upton : 

I. Frank Lewis, b. June 27, 1857 ; followed the sea after he was 
eighteen, became an officer in the whaling vessel "Vigilant" 
of New Bedford and was lost, with all on board, during the 
winter of 1879-80, in the Arctic Ocean. 

Child of Willard and Velzora, born in Westboro : 

i. Edward Oliver, b. Aug. 15, 1871 ; in 1892 entered the employ of 
the Adams Express Company at Worcester, Mass., where he 
still remains. He m. Sept. 28, 1893, Alice Ophelia, dau. of 
Leander M. Howland, of Whitinsville, Mass. They have a son, 
Willard Howland Comey, b. March 5, 1895. 

59. Jason' Comet {Jason,^ Oliver,^ John* David,'' John^ David}) was 

born in Foxboro, Mass., Sept. 8, 1831, and lives (1896) in Fran- 
conia, N. H., where he has a farm. He married Feb. 18, 1854, 
Julia A. Aldrich, of Dalton, N. H. 

Child of Jason and Julia, born in Foxboro, Mass. : 

i. Julia M., b. Oct. 31, 1858; m. April 25, 1882, Adelbert Jessman, 
of Lisbon, N. H. No children. 

60. Joseph'' Comet (Jason,^ Oliver* John* David,' John,^ David}) was 

born in Foxboro, Mass., May 18, 1835, and still resides in Fox- 
boro, where he is a farmer. He married first, Dec. 21, 1858, 
Lucretia Aldrich, of Dalton, N. H., a sister of his brother's wife. 
She died April 28, 1861, and he married second, Oct. 6, 1869, Ellen 
F. Blake, of Wrentham, Mass. 

Child of Jason and Lucretia, born in Foxboro : 

i. Joseph H., b. Aug. 9, 1860; lives unm. in Foxboro, a farmer; he 
is deaf and dumb, the result of scarlet fever. 

Children of Joseph and Ellen F., born in Foxboro : 

i. Charlotte Ellen, b. Sept. 12, 1870; m. Aug. 27, 1892, at Mans- 
field, Mass., to Albert Edward Hanscom, of Machias, Me. 
ii. Anna Florence, b. March 28, 1876. 

61. Otis Williams' Comet ( Charles,^ Oliver,^ John,* David,' John,' 

David}) was born in Foxboro, Mass., June 19, 1837, and was killed 
in front of Richmond, Va., Oct. 2, 1864, ae. 27. He enlisted in 
Co. E, 10th N. H. Vols. Before the war he was engaged in farm- 
ing. He married in June, 1859, Rebecca Olive Johnson, who died 
Feb. 22, 1864. 

Children, born in Wilmot, N. H. : 

i. Warren Otis, b. Feb. 15, 1860; is a shoemaker; lives unm. in 

Raymond, N. H. 
ii. Clara Esther, b. April 19, 1862; m. April 13, 1880, John H. 

Keyser (b. Feb. 14. 1851), of North Sutton, N. H., where they 

stiU live. 

62. Charles Berrt' Comet ( Charles,* Oliver,^ John,* David,' John,' 

David}) was born in Foxboro, Mass., Aug. 23, 1839, and lives 

(1896) in Monroe City, Iowa, a farmer by occupation. He enlisted 
in August, 1861, in Co. A of the famous " fighting Fifth" Regiment, 
New Hampshire Volunteers, in which he served three years, being 
severely wounded at Gettysburg. He married in June, 1866, Irene 
W. Tenney, who was born Feb. 5, 1838. 
Children : 

i. Cora B., b. March 13, 1866. 

ii. Charles E., b. Oct. 11, 1868; d. Aug. 29, 1869. 

iii. Grace E., b. July 28, 1871 ; d. Oct. 1, 1873. 

iv. Charles, b. July 26, 1874. 

V. Minnie M., b. Aug. 14, 1877. 

vl. Myrtle I., b. Dec. 16, 1878. 

63. Henrt Harrison^ Comet ( Charles,^ Oliver,^ John* David,^ John^ 

David}) was born in Foxboro, Mass., Aug. 23, 1841, and lives 
(1896) in the part of Boston formerly Dorchester. In August, 
1861, he enlisted with his brother in Co. A, 5th N. H. Vols., serv- 
ing for a year. He was at the siege and capture of Yorktown, Va., 
and on the Peninsula with McLellan until July 5, 1862, when he 
was sent to David's Island, N. Y., sick with typhoid fever. Since 
1863 he has resided in Boston, and since May 1, 1877, has been in 
the custom house, where he is an inspector. He married June 25, 
1874, Caroline Elizabeth Derby (born July 23, 1843), of Boston. 
Children, all born in Boston : 

1. Charles Henry, b. Nov, 8, 1875. 
ii. Ellen Maria, b. Oct. 17, 1877. 
iii. Herbert Derby, b. Nov. 5, 1884. 

64. John Hale"' Comey {Charles,^ Oliver,^ John* David,^ John,* David}) 

was born in Wilmot, N. H., May 25, 1860, and lives (1896) in 
Melrose, Mass., where he has resided since May 15, 1886. He 
learned the tailor's trimmings business in Boston with N. W. God- 
dard, with whom he was connected from Sept. 6, 1880, to Jan. 1, 
1888, since which time he has been with Cumner, Jones & Co., 
Boston, in the same business. He is now a travelling salesman. He 
married, Nov. 26, 1885, Isabella Hunter McKay, daughter of Donald 
A. McKay. 

Children, all born in Melrose: 

i. Henry Cheevkr, b. Jan. 9, 1887. 

ii. Nettie May, b. June 6, 1889 ; d. June 13, 1889. 

iii. John Odlin, b. May 18, 1890; d. Jan. 8, 1894. 

iv. Francis Wilson, b. April 16, 1892. 

V. Mildred, b. Jan. 1, 1895. 

65. Lewis Alvin'' Comet ( Oman^ Oliver^ John* David,' John,^ David}) 

was born in Foxboro, Mass., Aug. 2, 1850, and still lives there. 
He married, June 20, 1872, Ella M. Briggs, of Mansfield, Mass. 
Children, all born in Foxboro : 

i. Lewis Edward, b. April 13, 1874; d. Dec. 31, 1883. 
ii. Ida Isabelle, b. Nov. 19, 1875 ; d. Nov. 8, 1878. 
iii. Cora Josephine, b. Feb. 17, 1877 ; m. James Everett Campbell, 
of Mansfield, and has one dau., Mildred Olive, b. June 9, 1894. 
iv. Herbert Augustus, b. June 9, 1879. 
v. Walter Lawrence, b. Sept. 17, 1881 ; d. March 2, 1893. 
vi. Eva May, b. May 4, 1885. 
vii. Bernard Everett, b. Dec. 30, 1893. 


66. Wilson^ Comee {Thomas W.,* Ezra," Joseph* David? John^ David}) 

was born in Dana, Mass., Jan. 23, 1819, and died in Boston, Mass., 
Aug. 5, 1860, ae. 41. Buried in Dana. He moved to Boston in 
1848 and was engaged in the grocery business. He married, Sept. 
28, 1841, Maria Sibley, of Dana, who was born July 14, 1822. 
Children, i. to iii. born in Dana, iv. to vi. in Boston : 

i. Anson Sibley, b. Oct. 19, 1842; d. in Boston, Sept. 28, 1892, 
ae. 50. He m. in Boston, March 8, 1881, Annie Cruther, who 
was b. March 22, 1855. No children. 
94. ii. Edward Wilson, b. June 29, 1844. 

iii. Cordelia Woodward, b. April 3, 1848 ; d. Aug. 30, 1851. 
iv. George Frank, b. Feb. 10, 1851; d. in Barre, Mass., March 
12, 1895. He m. in Barre, Nov. 27, 1883, Anna Maria Barrett, 
b. in Barre, Sept. 23, 1858. No children. 
V. Mary Ann, b. Aug. 12, 1853 ; d. in Boston, Jan. 9, 1856. 
vl. Walter Hobart, b. Sept. 15, 1855 ; d. April 1, 1856. 

67. Charles^ Comee ( Thomas W.,^ Ezra!!' Joseph,*' David,^ John? David}) 

was born in Dana, Mass., Nov. 2, 1821, and lives (1896) in West 
Somerville, Mass. He moved to Boston from Dana in 1848. He 
married, Nov. 26, 1843, Samantha G. Richardson, born in Dana, 
Oct. 6, 1823. 

Children, i. born in Dana, ii. in Boston, iii. in Chelsea, Mass. : 

i. Edgar Frank, b. Feb. 15, 1849 ; m. Sept. 9, 1879, Marion Alice 
Garcelon, b. in Frederickton, N. B., Aug. 2, 1859. They live in 
Somerville, where they have had born two children: Roy 
Eliot, b. Feb. 1, 1882, and Edgar Randolph, b. July 6, 1893. 

ii. Charles Albert, b. March 20, 1858; d. June 3, 1858. 

iii. Lillian May, b. March 12, 1866. 

68. EzRA^ Comee {Thomas W.,^ Ezra," Joseph,* David,'^ John,^ David}) 

was born Oct. 21, 1823, in Dana, Mass., where he still lives. He 
still owns the farm where his mother was born, but for a few years 
has kept a store at the town centre. He married, Nov. 10, 1844, 
Arbelia Whipple, born in Dana, April 11, 1822, and died in Dana, 
Nov. 6, 1894. 

One child, born in Dana : 

i. Eugene Theron, b. July 6, 1850; m. Feb. 10, 1877, Mary Etta 
Towne, by whom he has one child, Ethel, b. in Greenwich, 
Mass., Aug, 5, 1882. He is in business with his father at Dana. 

69. Franklin^ Comee {Thomas W.,^ Ezra," Joseph,* David? John? 

David^) was born in Petersham, Mass., Dec. 11, 1827, and lives 
(1896) in Brighton, Boston, Mass., where he is a paper hanger. He 
moved to Boston about 1853. He married, Nov. 28, 1849, Lucinda 
Rockwood, born in Dana, Aug. 16, 1831. 
Children, both born in Boston : 

i. Frank Herbert, b. April 26, 1858; m. at South Framingham, 
Mass., Feb. 16, 1881, Lillian A. Stewart, and lives (1896) in 

Ji. Marion Louise, b. Dec. 23, 1865; m. at South Framingham, 
Mass., Nov. 10, 1886, Nathan Parker Colburn 2d, of Hopkinton, 
b. March 30, 1864. They have had two children born at South 
Framingham : Lizzie Rockwood, b. Nov. 16, 1887, and Ralph 
Parker, b. Aug. 23, 1889, and d. Feb. 16, 1890. 


70. Dennis Flagg' Comee {Thomas W.,^ Ezra^ Joseph* David* John* 

David*) was born in Petersham, Mass., June 6, 1836, and lives 
(1896) in Boston, where he has resided since youth. He married, 
March 26, 1856, Ellen Maria Hearne, who was born in Sebago, 
Me., June 12, 1835, and died in Boston, Mass., Dec 6, 1870, ae. 35. 
One child, born in Boston. 

i. Waltek James, b. Feb. 18, 1857 ; d. In Boston, Sept. 3, 1871. 

71. James Thomas' Comee {Thomas W.* Ezra," Joseph* David^ John? 

David^) was born in Petersham, Mass., Nov. 29, 1839, and lives 
(1896) in Brighton (Boston), Mass., where he is a sergeant on the 
police force. He married first, Dec. 8, 1866, Fanny L. Steadman, 
born in Mill Village, N. S., Jan. 20, 1844, and died in Boston, Nov. 
23, 1886. He married second, Oct. 16, 1890, Vesta Louise Pomeroy, 
born in Boston, Nov. 12, 1849. No children by the second mar- 

Children of James T. and Fanny L., born in Boston : 

i. Susan Augusta, b. Jan. 22, 1866; m. in Dorchester, Mass., Aug. 

17, 1887, James Henry Shumaker, b. in Koxbury, Mass., April 

22, 1868. They have two children, bom in Boston: Henry 

Wilson, b. Sept. 20, 1888, and Albert David, b. June 4, 1890. 

ii. Wilson Steadman, b. April 15, 1867; m. at Hyde Park, Mass., 

Sept. 10, 1889, Elizabeth Harwood Lockman, b. in Brantford, 

Canada, May 16, 1866. They have one child, James Harwood 

Comee, b. in Hyde Park, March 30, 1891. 

72. Frederick Towne'' Comee {Thomas W.* Ezra," Joseph* David,' 

John? David}) was born in Dana, Mass., Oct. 1, 1846, and lives 
(1896) in Woonsocket, R. I., whither he removed in 1884 to become 
Assistant Superintendent of the Woonsocket Rubber Company. In 
1887 he became Superintendent, and this position he still holds. For 
thirty years previous he had made his home in . Boston, where he 
was a member of the St. John's Lodge of Masons, was Worshipful 
Master, 1877-78; member of St. Andrew's Royal Arch Chapter, 
Most Eminent High Priest, 1879-80; member of the Boston Com- 
mandery of Knights Templar, was Eminent Commander 1884-85; 
member of Massachusetts Consistory (32d degree), and was also 
Most Eminent Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chap- 
ter of Massachusetts, 1885-86-87. He has been much interested 
in this genealogy and has furnished valuable assistance. 

He married. May 25, 1871, at Salisbury Point, Mass., Mary 
Adelaide Morton, born in New Bedford, Mass., Oct. 9, 1846. 

Children, i. born in Salisbury Point, Mass., ii. in Boston : 

i. Frederick Morton, b. Aug. 21, 1872. 
ii. Arthur Metcalf, b. Feb. 19, 1877. 

73. James^ Comee {James M.? James M.,* David,* David,' John,' David}) 

was born in Gardner, Mass., July 2, 1836, and died in Fitchburg, 
Mass., Feb. |, 1883, ae. 46. He went to Worcester, Mass., in his 
teens, and there married April 5, 1859, Charlotte M., daughter of 
Roland Pollard, of Nantucket, Mass., and moved to Boston, where 
he remained until about 1864, when he returned to Worcester to 
become superintendent of the street railway there. Three years 
later he went to New York to take a similar position. His health 


broke down and he went to his father's home, where he died. 
Mrs. Comee is living in Worcester. 

Child of James and Charlotte M., born in Worcester : 
i. Eliza M., b. Feb. 4, 1864; m. Dr. WilUam T. Spring. They live 
in Worcester, where they have a son WiUie Raymond Spring. 

74. William PoeterT Comee ( WiUiam W.,' James M.,^ David* David* 
j/o/i»X>am<^) was born in Gardner, Mass., July 17, 1837, and 
lives (1896) m New York City. In yonth he worked in Barnard & 
bumners dry goods store in Worcester. He was afterwards con- 
ductor on the railroad between Fitchburg and Worcester. He and 
his brother Charles were the tallest men in the Fitchburg Fusileers 
and were drafted at Lincoln's first call, but both were unable physic- 
ally to go. Alost of his life has been spent in the hotel business. He 
has been chief clerk at the Revere, Tremont, Parker and Coolidge 
Mouses in Boston, was a year at the United States Hotel, Saratoga, 
and a season at the Point of Pines, Revere, Mass. Since 1894 has 
been steward at the Hotel Grenoble, Fifth Avenue, New York City. 

He rnarried, June 4, 1875, Alice Ferry, of St. Albans, Vt. 

Cliild, born in Cambridge, Mass. : 

i. Charles BmGHAM, b. March 4, 1876; since 1894 has been night 
clerk at Hotel Empire, New York City; is a member of Co! C 
fJ^.Z 7*5. R«g- of N. Y., and has taken several medals 
for marksmanship ; is 6 ft. 1^ in. tall. 

75. Charles Henrt^ Comee {WiUiam W.,' James M.,' David* David» 
John, namd)wm born in Gardner, Mass., Aug. 17, 1840, and died 
unmarried in Fitchburg, Mass., Sept. 1, 1878, ae. 38. For a longtime 
he was in the employ of the father of the famous Jim Fisk, first as 
an express messenger between Boston and Brattleboro, Vt., the home 
of the Fisks, and later, during the Civil War, running a cotton 
steamer on the Mississippi River for Jim Fisk himself, when the 
^tter was cotton buyer for the firm of Jordan, Marsh & Co., of 

fr?°' Pr^.' t o^""'! ^'^'^ '^^ ^°"*^' ^^- Comee entered the 
employ of O is F. Ruggles, Superintendent of the Vermont & Massa- 
chusetts Railroad, with ofllces in Fitchburg, and at the time of the 
leasing of the road to the Fitchburg Railroad, Jan. 1, 1874, he suc- 
ceeded Mr. Ruggles with the title of Division Superintendent of the 
Vermont «fe Massachusetts Division of the Fitchburg Railroad from 
Fitchburg to Greenfield. This position he held at the time of his 

76. Fbedejiic RoBBiNs' Comee ( William W.* James ^,« David* David,* 
lives' n^S-^ T ^'° 'I F^^^hburg, Mass., Jan. 2, 1854. and 
18fi«^ M ^ in Boston whither he removed with his parents in 

Fr!nlr M^l "ff ^'^'^ ^^^ ^°'^°° ^^^'"^ School in 1871, a 
J^ranklin Medal scholar, and the same year entered Harvard College, 

[nX^;; '. ^".g^^1"*i«^ ^" 1875. For six years he was employed 
889 M ,««?^L'"' '*^'r^'™^"'^^ '^^ Fitchburg Railroad. From 
1882 to 1884 he was Assistant Treasurer of the Bijou Theatre in 
Bn!^n* Q ^ecember, 1885, he became Assistant Manager of the 
t^ltt^tZ^'^''''''^ ' ''''''''' ^^ ^ bolds,^his office 



He married, Dec. 12, 1894, at Hotel Brunswick, Boston, Clara E., 
daughtr7united States Deputy Marshal Frederick Galloupe, of 
Somerville, Mass. 

77 Tames K Polk' Comet (Hiram* Royal," Jonathan* David? JoW 
"• X< was born in Hopkinton, Mass., Feb 20 1845 and died m 
Sord Mass., Dec. 7, 1884, ae. 39. April 7, 1862 he e"hsted m 
Co. B, 25th Reg. Mass. Inf., and served until the «lo«« P^ j^^/.J- 
He was wounded, and also in the hospital He "i^^J^^' •^."7. Jo' 
1873, Sylvania Rhoby Quimby, who died in ^jlford Jan. 18, 1888 
ae. 41. She was born in Blackstone, Mass., May 10, 1846, daugU 
ter of Sullivan J. Quimby. 
Children : 

i. Lawson Hekschel, b. in May, 1874. 
ii. Alfred L., b. Sept. 5, 1877. 
iii. Maria Louise (twin), b. Sept. 27, is»i. 
iv. Maud Frances (twin), b. Sept. n, i»»i. 

78. Albert Bakton' Comet (^?^^'\^^«''VT''t"'i«^ra;yifv''e'I 
DaM) was born in Medway, Mass., Feb. 20 1832 and lives 
(1896) in Framingham, Mass. He resided in Hopkinton Mass., 
until 1858, when hi moved to the adjoining town of Ashland where 
Se remain;d about twenty years; engaged first in the grain bus,„ess 
and later in the manufacture of boots and shoes. I^IS^^^,^ P"^ 
chased property in South Framingham, a few miles from AsWand 
and at the same time built a summer cottage at Lake Jiew Camp 
Ground. A few years later he transferred his residence to Normal 
Hill in Framingham Centre. Aug. 23, If/, he enlisted in Co. E 
5th Reg. Mass. Inf., and was in service until July 2, 1863. He is now 
a member of the Fifth Regiment Veteran Association ; of Post Ibd, 
G A. R.; of the Framingham Historical Society; and of two or 
three fraternal organizations; as well as being a deacon in the Park 
St. Baptist Church at South Framingham. He has been much 
interested in the history of the Comey family, f ^ ^^^''ly ^^", «^„;^^^ 
information about Royal Comey and his desp^^'i*"^^ ^^^^7,^ w^s 
him. During Mr. Comey's term of service in the war he was 
almost constantly active, often on the skirmish hne, and once for 
several days scout outside the Union lines. His regiment was 
ordered to^ North Carolina and attached to the 18th Army Corps 
Maior-General J. G. Foster. He took part in the engagements of 
Ba heWs Crtk Southwest Creek, Kinston, Wf ehall, Goldsboro' 
Newbern, Rodman's Point, Little Washington, Blount's Mills, Dover 
Road, Gum Swamp and Bachelor's Creek again. During all the 
time he kept a diary, which is filled with interesting and exciting 

^"^He married, Feb. 19, 1854, Miranda J. Temple, of Hopkinton. 
Children, all born in Ashland, Mass. : 
i. Susie M., b. Aug. 1, 1862; m. Sept. 7, 1887, Elmer EUsworth 

Graves, of Hopkinton, where they liave two sons, 
ii. AlSt c!rleton. b. July 5, 1871 ; lives unm. in Framingham. 
iii. Bernard Ernest (twin), b. Nov. 3^ 1872. 
iv. Bbrnicb Eliza (twin), b. Nov. 3, 18 < 2. 


79. George Rotal' Comet {Albert,^ Royal,^ Jonathan* David* John* 
David,^) was born in Wrentham, Mass., Feb. 2, 1834, and died in 
Hopkinton, Mass., Nov. 26, 1870, ae. 36. When a young man he 
was with Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston's expedition to Utah in 1857 
and 1858 to restore order among the Mormons who were in open 
revolt against the national government. Later he was with a survey- 
ing party in the wilder part of the West. June 18, 1861, he enlisted 
at Omaha in Co. E, Ist Neb. Vols., and was in active service until 
Aug. 18, 1862, when he was honorably discharged, the cause being 
ill health. He soon came East and on Jan. 1, 1864, enlisted in the 
15th Mass. Battery, in which he remained until the close of the 
War. His battery was sent immediately to Louisiana. The fol- 
lowing Fall they went up the Mississippi, first to Arkansas and then 
to Memphis, Tenn., but on Jan. 1, 1865, they were back in Louisiana. 
The following month they were sent to Alabama, and almost immedi- 
ately to Florida, but were soon back in Alabama. A wound caused 
by the bursting of a shell at the siege of Blakely, Ala., in April, 
1865, eventually caused his death. 

He married, in 1863, his cousin Celinda, daughter of Hiram Comey, 
of Hopkinton, Mass. She died Nov. 7, 1868, ae. 26. 

Children, i. born in Hopkinton, Mass., ii. in Aurora, 111. : 

i. AcHSAH, b. Sept. 15, 1864; m. Dec. 30, 1887, Frank G. Proctor, of 
Ashland, Mass. They live (1896) at South Framingham, Mass. 

11. Walter Lawson, b. Sept. 28, 1866; m. June 29, 1891, Lizzie 
Dyer, of Ashland, and lives (1896), at Milford, Mass. They 
have one son, Harvey Dyer, b. in Milford, Sept. 21, 1894. 

80. William M.^ Comet (Albert,^ Royal,^ Jonathan* David* John* 
David^) was born in Wrentham, Mass., Feb. 18, 1840, and lives 
(1896) in the village of City Mills in the town of Norfolk (Mass.), 
where he has resided since 1865. He enlisted at Chicago, Jan. 24, 
1861, in Battery B, 4th U. S. Artillery, and was ordered at once to 
Newport, Ky. January 27, he was detailed as mounted orderly 
to report to Major McRae at St. Louis. January 31, he left St. Louis 
for Galveston and San Antonio, Texas. Thence he started for Fort 
Arbuckle, but learned before reaching there that General Twiggs 
had surrendered all the troops and supplies in the states. Major 
McRae was a Union man and decided to march to Little Rock, 
Ark., which he reached after a hard march. That night the garrison 
was surrendered, but they were allowed to proceed toward St. Louis 
without arms. At St. Louis, Comey was detailed as orderly to 
General Lyon. April 11, he was taken violently ill. At the end 
of May he re-joined General Lyon, and June 18 was at the battle 
of Boonesville, Mo., his first engagement. Immediately he was sent 
to Fort Kearney, Neb., and Fort Leavenworth, Kan., but by the 
first of August was back in Missouri, and on August 10 was in the 
battle of Wilson Creek, where General Lyon was killed. Comey 
was near General Lyon at the time and was wounded in the knee 
himself, was placed in his saddle and rode 125 miles without dis- 
mounting. October 15 he returned and was attached to Fremont's 
Body Guard, which was disbanded on Thanksgiving Day, and Comey 
was attached to Co. C, 2d U. S. Infantry. December 20, he was 
ordered to Washington, D. C, where he was detailed on special 


detective service nntil March 8, 1862. March 9, his regiment took 
possession of the abandoned forts across the Potomac, and soon after 
sailed down the river. At Hampton Roads the steamer foundered. 
Then came the siege of Yorktown, and the battles of Williamsburg 
May 3, Ellison Mills May 23, Hanover Court House May 27, 
Seven Pines May 31, Fair Oaks June 1, and several other im- 
portant engagements, including Malvern Hill July 1, Cedar Moun- 
tain August 8, and the 2d Bull Run August 30. At the latter 
Comey received five wounds in the left hand and arm and was in 
the hospital at Philadelphia until November 15, when he returned 
to his regiment in Virginia. Dec. 12-13, 1862, he was in the battle 
of Fredericksburg, the following May at Chancel lorsville, and in July 
at the battle of Gettysburg. His regiment pursued Lee until ordered 
to New York to suppress the draft riots, remaining until September. 
On the night of November 27-28, Comey and several other pickets 
were captured, but with seven others he made his escape and re- 
joined his regiment, and remained with it until Jan. 24, 1864, when 
he received his discharge. He is a member of Antietam Command 
U. V. U. at Boston and of Post 60, G. A, R. at Franklin. Of the 
latter post he is historian. In 1892 he was on the staff of Com- 
mander-in-chief Palmer at the G. A. R. parade in Washington, 
D. C. Since 1868 he has been engaged in the manufacture of bonnet 
wire, picture cord, etc., and has taken a prominent part in town 
affairs, has been auditor, moderator, etc., and is a notary public also. 

He married, Dec. 7, 1865 (National Thanksgiving Day), Ophelia 
H. Scott, daughter of Col. Saul B. Scott, of Franklin, Mass. 

Children, both born in Norfolk, Mass. : 

i. Ethel O., b. Nov. 30, 1877; d. Dec. 6, 1877. 
ii. Fbank Roy, b. Jan. 2, 1880. 

81. Aratus' Comey {Elbridge 6'.,' Royal,^ Jonathan* David,* John^ 

David}) was born in Hopkinton, Mass., Oct. 27, 1837, and resides 
(1896) in Newton (Mass.), where he has lived since April, 1874. 
He is a tinsmith, his business being in Boston. He married, Jan. 1, 
1861, Annie C. Leland, of Holliston. 

Children, i. to iv. born in Hopkinton, the others in Newton, Mass. : 

i. Harry Leland, b. Jan. 26, 1862 ; d. in Holliston, April 5, 1867. 
ii. Irving Winfred, b. Dec. 18, 1863; m. Oct. 20, 1887, Emma J. 

Coombs, of Newton, where he resides. He is an engraver 

and works in Boston. No children, 
iii. Anna Temple, b. June 6, 1866; d. in Holliston, April 3, 1867. 
iv. Bertrand, b. May 13, 1869 ; lives (1896) unm. in New York City. 
V. Edith Rhoda, b. July 21, 1874; lives unm. in Newton, 
vi. Jennie Louise, b. Feb. 5, 1879. 
vli. Ralph, b. Dec. 19, 1883 ; d. Jan. 20, 1884. 

82. Henry Newton^ Comey {Elbridge (?.,' Royal* Jonathan* David? 

John? David^) was bom in Hopkinton, Mass., March 4, 1840, and 
lives (1896) in Swampscott, Mass., his business being in the adjoin- 
ing city of Lynn, where he has been connnected with the Smith & 
Dove Manufacturing Co. (linen threads — manufactory in Andover), 
for about eight years. May 25, 1861, he enlisted as private in Co. 
G, 2d Reg. Mass. Infantry. Nov. 1, 1862, he became second lieu- 
tenant; June 6, 1863, first lieutenant; and May 24, 1864, captain, 

in which position he was active until the close of the war. For a 
year or more he was at Harper's Ferry and Winchester, Va At 
the battle of Cedar Mountain, Va., Aug. 9, 1862, he acted as captain 

^u^^'l^ T. ,^ ^^^' ^^ "^^^ °*^^ ^' '^« front constantly and was at 
the 2d Bull Run, Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietam and Chancel- 
lorsvile. At the latter, he was for the time being in command of 
several companies and was wounded by a split bullet. At the battle 
of Beverly Ford, Va., he commanded a company of marksmen. His 
regiment arrived at Gettysburg on the evening of July 1 and was 
ordered to the extreme right, where they remained until the after- 
noon of the 2d. That night and the next morning they tried to 
regani their position and lost nearly half of their men. Lieutenant 
Comey was twice wounded. Ho re-joined his regiment in New 
York during the draft riots and soon after went to Virginia, then to 
rennessee and finally to Alabama, where he passed the winter fight- 
ing guerillas and guarding the railroads. At Tullahoma, Tenn., he 
fractured his leg. Leaving the hospital at Nashville, Tenn., in the 
spring of 1864, he joined his regiment on its advance from Chatta- 
nooga to Atlanta, Ga. He took part in many of the battles until 
the capture, Sept. 2, 1864, of Atlanta, where as officer of the day 
on provost duty he took the Confederate flag from the court house. 
On Sherman's famous March to the Sea his regiment (the 2d Massa- 
chusetts) was the first to leave Atlanta, and continued with Sherman 
from Savannah to Columbia, S. C, and Goldsborough and Raleigh, 
N. C. During this time Captain Comey did valiant work in repuls- 
ing attacks. In March, 1865, he was present at the grand review 
in Washington, and was on duty at the trial of the conspirators 
His campaigns extended through all of the southern states east of 
the Mississippi, except Mississippi and Florida. Since the war has 
lived m Woodville and Woburn, Mass., in Vermont, in Chicago, 111 
(about seven years), but about 1887 located in Lynn, Mass. 

He married, Oct. 16, 1866, Augusta Wood, daughter of Col. 
Albert Wood, of Woodville (Hopkintou). 
Children, both born in Woburn, Mass.: 

i. AGNB8 AMAja>A, b. Sept. 19, 1869; m. June 18, 1896, Joseph F. 

Hoyt, of Lynn, and resides in Swampscott. 
ii. Maky Augusta, b. Dec. 27, 1870; lives with her sister. 

ManliusJ Comet (mbridge G.,' Royd,' Jonathan* David? John* 
^ J ^0^^°'"'' '° Hopkintou, Mass., March 19, 1843, and died 
Dec. 20, 1864, ae. 21. July 27, 1862, he enlisted in Co. F, 14th 
Mass. Infantry, was afterwards transferred to the 1st Battalion Mass 
Heavy Artillery. He was in the forts around Washington, with 
la rant m his advance on Richmond in the spring of 1864 at the 
battles of Spottsylvania, North Anna, Tolopotomy, Cold Harbor and 
Petersburgh. At the latter, June 24, 1864, he was captured and 
hurried off to Belle Isle prison at Richmond. Thence he was trans- 
ferred to Andersonville, Ga., and on to Millen, Ga. Sherman's 
advance, with Comey's brother among the officers, obliged the Con- 
federates to vacate Millen, and the prisoners went to Savannah and 
thence to Florence, S. C. From the latter he was paroled, but 
although of a naturally robust constitution the confinement and 
hardships had proved too much for him and he died on board tho 


steamer New York, while on the way from Hilton Head to Fortress 
Monroe. His body was brought to Massachusetts and he was buried 
in his native town. 

84. Perley Pierce^ Comey (Mbrtdge G.,^ Royul,* Jonathan* David,' 

John* David^) was born in Holliston, Mass., Jan. 14, 1852, and 
lives (1896) in Clinton, Mass. In 1860 his father moved to Hop- 
kinton, and here the youth of the future doctor was spent. He 
fitted for college at the Oread High School in Worcester, but was 
unable to go, so learned the apothecary business in the same city. 
Later he studied medicine with Dr. A. P. Richardson, of Boston ; 
and at the Harvard Medical School, from which he graduated in 
1878. In August of that year he located in Clinton, where he still 
remains, enjoying a lucrative practice. He is a member of the 
Massachusetts Medical Society, of the Worcester County Medical 
Association, of the State Association of Boards of Health, of the 
Clinton Board of Health, of which he was chairman several years, 
of the medical staff of the Clinton Hospital. For three years he 
was chairman of the Board of Selectmen, and is now chairman of 
the Board of Trade. He is a member of Trinity Lodge of Masons 
at Clinton, and of the Worcester County Commandery of Knights 
Templar. He is also a member of the Odd Fellows and several other 
fraternal organizations. He has been assistant surgeon-general of 
the Patriarchs Militant, is surgeon of the Worcester Continentals, 
and originator and president of the Clinton Riding Club. His por- 
trait appears in the History of Worcester County published in 1889. 

He married, Oct. 8, 1873, Marion L. Jones, daughter of John O. 
Jones, of Quincy, Mass. 

Children, i. born in Worcester, ii. and iii. in Clinton ; 

i. Effie Marion, b. Sept. 4, 1874; entered Smith College in 1892. 
ii. Gertrude Julietta, b. Aug. 17, 1881. 
iii. Clifton Jones, b. June 14, 1885. 

85. Robert Henry^ Comey {Henry T.^ Thatcher^ John* John* David* 

John,* David^) was born in Foxboro, Mass., Nov. 26, 1857, and 
lives (1896) in Camden, N. J., where he has resided since the 
autumn of 1883. Previously he had been in Philadelphia for about 
fourteen months. He is a dyer and bleacher of straw goods. He 
married at Camden, April 26, 1884, Theresa Pierce Mellor, daugh- 
ter of Jonas Mellor, formerly of Yorkshire, Eng. 
Children, all born in Camden, N. J. : 

i. Harry Mellor, b. April 25, 1885; d. Sept. 8, 1885. 
ii. Miriam Powell, b. Sept. 28, 1886. 
iii. Henrietta Louisa, b. Nov. 5, 1888. 
iv. Robert Harold, b. Dec. 28, 1891. 

86. Arthur Messinger^ Comey {EUnridge 01,' Thatcher,^ John,* John,* 

David,* John^ David^) was born in Boston, Mass., Nov. 10, 1861, 
and lives (1896) in Cambridge, Mass. He prepared for college at 
Adams Academy, Quincy, graduated from Harvard in 1882, studied 
at the Polytechnikum in Ziirich, Switzerland, and afterwards took 
the degrees of A.M. and Ph.D., at Heidelberg University, Germany ; 
was instructor of chemistry at Harvard College from 1884 to 1889, 
and senior professor of chemistry at Tufts College from 1889 to 


1893, since which time he has been engaged in preparing a " Dic- 
tionary of Chemical Solubilities" which has just been published 
(May, 1896). *' ^ 

He married, Sept. 9, 1885, Kate Coleman (of LaFayette, Ind.), 
who was born Sept. 5, 1861. j > y> 

Their only child was born in Somerville, Mass. : 
i. Arthuh Coleman, b. Sept. 6, 1886. 


George PReston' CoMet Jr. ( George P.,^ John* John,' John,' Bavid,' 

V \roZ\^ was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., April 21, 1858, and 

Vl«n' t?^ ^° Cleveland (Ohio) in which city he has resided since 

1880. He 18 engaged in the manufacture of ladies' straw and'felt 

liats at 7 Academy Street, the firm being Comey & Johnson. He 

^•n"^?'i.''°^ ^^' ^^^1' ^'^"°ie J. Gill, daughter of Bartholomew 
yjfiU, of Hinsdale, Mass. f. 

Children, all born in Cleveland, Ohio: j, - ^)JL/9/^-'^^^''^p 

^ (A^^nh^i: Florence Lillian, b. Dec. 20, 1886. yJ^o^d^'^lX^^ 
**^ ill. George Lawrence, b. Oct. 10, 1888.^ f m.<»^^'f^^'>^^S<>0^C 

iv. Frederick Harlan, b. Feb. 5, 1893. 

V. Kalph Howard, b. Aug. 27, 1894. 

vi. Harold Dean^ b. April 20, 1896. 

88. Charles Rich" Comey {Chester K,' John,* John,^ John,* David,^ 

John, JJamd}) was born in Foxboro, Mass., July 21, 1856, and 
ives (1896) in Mansfield, Mass. He graduated from Harvard Col- 
lege in 1878, and the following year entered the employ of Comey 
& Co., with whom he has been ever since, part of the time in New 

oA°'', ooo^^t''°'^ P^'^ °^ *^^ ^™^ ^° Mansfield. He married, June 
^U, 1883, Josephine M. Mead, of Cambridge, Mass. 

Children, all born in Mansfield, except i. born in Cambridge : 

i. Mabel Louise, b. Feb. 11, 1885. 
11. Edith Mead, b. Oct. 9, 1886. 
lii. Chester Francis, b. Aug. 21, 1888. 
iv. Philip Rich, b. Aug. 29, 1893. 

89. William Wallace" Comey {WiUiam S.,'' Aaron,* Oliver," John,* 

Vamd, John,^ David') was born in Bedford, Mass., March 4, 1846 
and for several years kept a market in Fitchburg, Mass., which he 
sold in 1890 He married, March 21, 1871, Mary, daughter of Isaac 
Jackson, of Hodgdon, Me. 

Children, born in Forge Village (Westford) Mass.: 

i. Florence May, b. June 23, 1872 ; d. June 24, 1872 
n. Adnah Prescott, b. March 17, 1878. 

90. Charles Mel vin" Comey ( George A.,' Lyman,* Oliver,' John,* JDavid,' 

John, David) was born in Foxboro, Mass., Sept. 11, 1846, and 
u ^\lll^ 'tt^^^^ Bedford, Mass., where he has resided since 
about 1868. He married first, July 8, 1868, Hannah C. Driagg, 
ct"""^^^!!.? V ■^^-*^' ^^"g'^t^'' o^ J'i^ies D. Driggs, of New Bedford! 
hhe died Beb. 2o, 1887, and he married second, in 1891, Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Eldndge Carsley, daughter of Ira Gerrish, of Fairhaven, Mass. 


Children, all born in New Bedford : 

96. i. James Davis Driggs, b. March 7, 1869. 
li. Alice Louise, b. Sept. 9, 1872. 
iii. Frances Emma, b. Dec. 14, 1873 ; d. Nov. 28, 1874. 
iv. Charles Melvin, b. Aug. 18, 1876 ; d. Jan. 24, 1880. 
V. Morris Loring, b. April 29, 1879. 

91. William Alnarado* Comet ( George A.^ Lyman* Oliver,'' John* 

David,^ John,^ David}) was born in Foxboro, Mass., Nov. 12, 1850, 
and died Oct. 17, 1890, in Cambridge, Mass., where he had lived 
since 1875. He married, Oct. 3, 1878, Mary J. Caldwell, of Cam- 
bridge, daughter of James Ayer Caldwell. She is still living in 

Children, all born in Cambridgeport : 

1. Florence Lydia, b. Feb. 3, 1882. 
ii. Elmer Harding, b. Feb. 22, 1888. 
iii. Grace Evelyn, b. Sept. 6, 1890. 

92. George Bbatinton* Comet {Albert,^ Lyman,^ Oliver,^ John* David^ 

John^ David^) was born at Cuyahoga Falls, 0., April 2, 1859, and 
lives (1896) at Akron, 0. He married Nora Brannon. 
Children of George B. and Nora : 

1. Albert, b. March 23, 1884. 
ii. Clarence, b. June 21, 1886. 
iii. John, b. April 13, 1893. 
iv. George, b. Sept. 18, 1894. 

93. Willard^ Comet {Albert^ Lyman^ Oliver^ John* David^ John' 

.David^) was born at Cuyahoga Falls, O., March 16, 1863, and lives 
(1896) in Cleveland, 0., where he has resided since July 5, 1888. 
He is a hatter by occupation. He married. May 25, 1887, Lottie 
C. Neigher. 

Children of Willard and Lottie : 

i. Marion E., b. March 15, 1888. 
ii. Elizabeth C, b. April 15, 1890. 

94. Edward Wilson' Comee ( Wilson^ Thomas TFi,' Ezra^ Joseph* 

David^ John^ David^) was born in Dana, Mass., June 29, 1844, 
and lives (1896) in North Dana. He married, in Boston, May 22, 
1873, Emma Jane Dutton, born in Roxbury, Mass., May 22, 1849. 
Children, i., ii. and vi. born in Dana, iii. in Petersham, and iv. 
and V. in South Boston : 

i. Walter Herbert, b. Jan. 5, 1874. 

ii. Susan Maria, b. July 6, 1875. 

iii. Mabcella Jane, b. Feb. 19, 1877 ; d. Aug. 6, 1877. 

iv. Margaret Fuller, b. Aug. 29, 1879. 

V. Millie Elizabeth, b. Sept. 5, 1881. 

vi. Arthur Edward, b. Aug. 21, 1883. 

95. James D. D.' Comet ( Charles M.' George A.,'' Lyman* Oliver* John* 

David^ John,' David}) was born in New Bedford, Mass., March 7, 
1869, and is living (1896) in Fall River, Mass., where he has been 
located since the Fall of 1891, teaching music. He is organist of 
the First Baptist Church, and conductor of the Fall River Choral 
Society. Studied the organ with H. C. McDougall, of Providence, 


R. I., and George E. Whiting, of Boston ; piano with Arthur Foote, 
and composition with George W. Chadwick, of Boston. He married, 
Oct. 12, 1892, Angeline S. Capen, daughter of Andrew Jackson 
Capen, of New Bedford. 
Children, born in Fall River: 

i. Margaret," b. Aug. 5, 1894. 
ii. Hklbn, b. Jan. 8, 1896. 


James Maltman came from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Boston, Mass., 
about the middle of the eighteenth century. The tradition is that he left 
his native country to escape being drafted into the army. It is possible 
that the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48), known in America as 
King George's War, was the cause of his coming to the New World, but 
of this there is nothing certain, and it should be understood that what is 
known of this James Maltman is from family tradition entirely. England 
was dragged into this war by her King, George II., a native of Germany, 
much against the wish of the people, in the year 1743, and the army was 
recruited with difficulty, so it will be seen that there is at least plausibility 
in assigning this as the cause of Maltman's leaving Scotland. The story 
goes that he was twenty-one when he left his old home and that after com- 
ing to Boston he met a young lady, Christiana Castor, who had come from 
Glasgow, and that he afterwards married her. After her death he married 
again. He was a cabinet maker by trade, and a member of the Masonic 
fraternity. At one time he lived in Providence, R. I., but died, it is sup- 
posed, in Gardner, Mass., at the home of one of his daughters, though there 
is not the slightest clew to the date of his death. 

Children of James and Christiana : 

i. Christiana, b. in September, 1755; m. about 1774, David Comee, 
of Lexington (seep. 6), and died in Gardner, Mass., May 17, 
1789, ae. 33 years and 8 months. Their second son was named 
James Maltman Oomee. 
ii. Maky, m. Joseph Clark (1757-1837), who went from Sherbom, 
Mass. , to Gardner, among the early settlers of the latter. They 
had one son, Joseph, b. March 3, 1787. 
iii. Hannah, b. Aug. 5, 1764 ; m. about 1789, after the death of her 
sister, David Comee (see p. 6), and died in Gardner, Mass., 
Oct. 23, 1852, ae. 88-2-18. She was bUnd during the last twenty 
years of her life. 

The name Maltman seems to be purely Scotch. In the year 1527 there 
was living in Aberdeen, an Alexander Maltman, flesher (butcher). 

Hercules Maltman, of Edinburgh, writes (1894) that there are only four 
Maltmans in that city, but thinks there are more on the east coast, at Dun- 
bar and Eyemouth. He himself went from Glasgow to Edinburgh about 
1881. There is a Robert Maltman, in Ringford, Kirkcudbrightshire. 

The supplement to Allibone's Dictionary of Authors has a James Malt- 
man, minister of the gospel, and author of " Holiday Papers " on teetotal- 
ism, an 8vo volume published in Edinburgh in 1888. The Saturday 
Review (Ixv. 300) says : " Mr. Maltman * * * * falls upon teeto- 
talers and smites them, taunts them, ridicules them, curses them." 


In Gray Friars Giurchyard, Edinburgh, are the graves of James Malt- 
man 1778, Ann Maltman 1791, and Ann Maltman (ae. 62) 1825, widow 
of Alex. Ross Porter. 

A recent Glasgow directory has three Maltmans, and in London (Eng- 
land) there is one, George Maltman, export clothier, a native of Scotland. 

Among the passengers from England to Virginia in the ship « Thomas," 
Henry Taverner master, in 1635 (probably) was a Thomas Maltman 
ae. 17. 

John Maltman (1800-1853?) came from Edinburgh to Canada and 
thence to New York City. He was a son of William Maltman, of Glas- 
gow. John's son, Thomas B. of New York, writes that the only other 
Maltman he has known, John Maltman, formerly of Brooklyn, N. Y., came 
from Perth, Scotland. William Maltman, stone cutter, appears in the New 
York City directory of 1827, and ten years latter there is a James Maltman, 

There was a John S. Maltman, 1st Lieut, of the 17th Reg. Mich. Vols., 
April 13, 1865. The regiment was organized at Detroit, in August, 1862. 

William H. Maltman is in the 1893 directory of Melbourne, Australia. 

A search of the 1893 directories of the ten largest cities in the United 
States reveals only seven Maltmans: one in New York City, two in 
Chicago, three in Philadelphia, and one in Boston. 


As the originator of the Comey-Comee family in America was killed in 
King Philip's War, a few notes upon that subject may not be out of place 
here. The general notes are mainly from " The Beginnings of New Eng- 
land," by John Fiske, and the local additions from the History of Sudbury, 
Mass., by Rev. A. S. Hudson. 

Since the destruction in 1637 of the Pequots, perhaps the most powerful 
of the early Indian tribes in New England, there had been no serious out- 
break. Meanwhile John Eliot of Roxbury, who after fourteen years of 
hard study had translated the Bible into the Algonquin dialect, had suc- 
ceeded in gathering into his villages some 1500 "praying Indians," mostly 
of the Massachusetts tribe that took its name from Massawachusett, or Great 
Blue Hill, in Milton. There were as many more in Martha's Vineyard, 
300 in Nantucket and about 700 in Plymouth Colony. These latter were 
mostly from the "Wampanoags, and they, with the Massachusetts, were 
among the weaker tribes. The stronger tribes, the Narragan setts, around 
the bay of that name, the Mohegans in Western Massachusetts and the 
Nipmucks among the hills of what is now Worcester County, furnished few 
converts. They thought that the English were trying to absorb the weaker 
tribes and thus strengthen their fighting capacity. 

In 1660 Massasoit, chief sachem of the Wampanoags, died, leaving two 
sons, Wamsutta and Metacom, or Alexander and Philip as the English 
nick-named them. Soon after Wamsutta had succeeded his father he was 
called to Plymouth to account for some of his actions. He seems to have 
explained them satisfactorily, but before leaving he either caught cold or 
imbibed too much "fire-water" and died of a violent fever on the way 
home. Philip suspected the English of having poisoned his brother, for to 
the savage normal death must come by the tomahawk or firebrand, abnormal 
death from poison or witchcraft. Philip's dark plotting presumably began 
about this time. Twice he was summoned before the federal council, but 
both times protested his innocence. 

It was not until June, 1675, that Philip, issuing from his lair on the west 
side of Mount Hope Bay, R. I., laid waste the towns of Swanzey and Dart- 
mouth and the war really began. Middleboro and Taunton were destroyed 
soon after. In July the Nipmucks attacked Mendon. The Mohegans 
remained faithful to the English. On the night of August 2, Philip, whose 
home had become too hot for him, took part in a fierce assault upon Brook- 
field. The scene then shifted to the Connecticut Valley and simultaneous 
attacks were made September 1 upon Deerfield and Hadley. Meanwhile 
the more powerful Narragansetts, under their chief Canonchet, evidently 


remembering that the latter's father Miantonomo had been put to death 
by order of the English in 1643, had taken the warpath. On the morning 
of Sunday, December 19, Gov. Josiah Winslow, of Plymouth, and his men 
captured the Narragansett fort in what is now South Kingston, R. I., and 
a thousand of the Indians (full half their number) were killed. 

Feb. 10, 1676, Philip, who had disappeared since the Brookfield fight of 
the previous August, led a furious attack upon Lancaster. Medfield was 
attacked the same month, and then Worcester and Marlborough. The 
burning of the latter on Sunday morning, March 26, left Sudbury unpro- 
tected on the west, and for the next month the settlers kept a sharp lookout 
for signs of the savages. At daybreak on the 2l8t of April* the Indians 
came, mostly Nipmucks, variously estimated from 500 to 1500. During 
the preceding night they had disposed themselves in small squads so as to 
burn the houses and attack all of the six garrisons at once. Toward one 
of these, the Haynes garrison, " twelve resolute young men from Concord " 
were rapidly approaching to give their assistance, for the fighting was par- 
ticularly hot here. As they drew near they were decoyed down to the river 
meadows until eleven of their number found themselves surrounded, and as 
a result ten, including David Comey, were killed. The scene of this slaughter 
was on the west side of the Sudbury River a mile or more east of the present 
Sudbury Centre. The Haynes garrison house stood for two hundred years 
after, and it was not until within twenty years that it was demolished. The 
main fighting of that day was the west side of Green Hill, a little northeast 
of the present village of South Sudbury, and it was here that the monument 
to Captain Wadsworth and his brave followers was erected. Five of those 
killed at the Haynes garrison were brought in boats the next day to the 
foot of the old town bridge and buried. Was David Comey's body one of 

The Indians were still active and many another town felt the effects of 
their savage fury, but Canonchet was captured in April and gradually the 
Indians were killed, until in August Philip himself was captured at Bristol 
Neck, R. I. A dozen of the leading sachems were hanged or shot, and 
hundreds sent to the West Indies and sold into slavery. Among the latter 
was Philip's son, a lad of nine years. Of the ninety towns in the Massa- 
chusetts and Plymouth colonies twelve had been utterly destroyed, while 
forty others had been the scene of fire and slaughter. Hundreds of brave 
men had perished and an enormous war debt incurred, but severe as this 
had been for the English, for the Indians it meant utter annihilation, and 
southern and central New England ceased to be troubled by the red men. 

* There has been an endless controversy on the date of this encounter, whether it was 
April 18 or 21. 


David* Comet, the progenitor of the Comees and Comeys in America, 
was killed by King Philip's Indians at Sudbury, Mass., in 1676. 


David* Comee, of Lexington and Gardner, Mass., was at the battles of 
Lexington, Bunker Hill and Bennington (see p. 6). 

Jonathan* Comee, of Hopkiuton, Mass., marched to Lexington, April 19, 
1775 (see p. 7). 

John^ Comee, of Foxboro, Mass., marched to Lexington, April 19, 1775, 
and saw other service (see p. 7). 

Oliver^ Comee, of Foxboro, Mass., was in service in New York in 1778 
and 1779 (see p. 8). 

Spencer^ Comee, brother of the two preceding, enlisted in September, 
1779, and was killed Feb. 3, 1780, ae. 20 (see p. 8). 

Ezra^ Comee, of Cambridge (part now Brighton) appears in the list of 
Revolutionary soldiers in Drake's History of Middlesex County, but not in 
Massachusetts Archives (see p. 8). 

Joseph^ Comee, of Lexington, according to Hudson's History of Lexing- 
ton, was in Capt. John Parker's Company of Minute-men, April 19, 1775, 
and was wounded in the arm in trying to get out of the meeting-house, 
where he had been to replenish his powder-horn, but Charles Carleton 
CofTui, in his " Daughters of the Revolution," says he was wounded'as he 
was standing in the doorway of Robert Munroe's house. His name does 
not appear in the Massachusetts Archives. This was doubtless Joseph 
Comee Jr. (1753-1776). (See p. 5.) 

Note.— The William Comey that appears in the Index to the Massachusetts Revolutionary 
Rolls was probably the William Coney, born in Stoughton, March 4, 1745. 


Capt. Christopher C.^ Comee, 94th N. Y. Vols. (See p. 17). 

Capt. Henry N.'' Comey, 2d Mass. Vols. (See p. 32). 

Aaron L? Comey, 6th Minn. Vols. (See p. 22). 

Albert B? Comey, 5th Mass. Vols. (See p. 30). 

Alphonso' Comey, 25th Mass. Vols., was killed at Cold Harbor, Va., 

June 3, 1864. (See p. 18). 
Anson S.^ Comee, 34th Mass. Infantry and 16th Light Artillery. (See 

p. 27). 


Charles B? Comey, 5th N. H. Vols. (See p. 25). 
Edward W." Comee, 42d Mass. Vols. (See p. 36). 

George HJ Comei/, 1st Neb. Vols., and 15th Mass. Battery. (See p. 31). 

Henry H? Gomey, 5th N. H. Vols. (See p. 26). 

James K. PJ Gomey, 25th Mass. Vols. (See p. 30). 

Jotham E? Gomey, 11th N. H. Vols. (See p. 14.) 

Lawsori' Gom^, 42d Mass. Vols., was killed at Brashear City, La. June 

23, 1863. (See p. 18). 
Lewis E.^ Gomey, 6th Mass. Vols. (See p. 23). 

Manliu^ Gomey, Ist Battalion Heavy Artillery Mass. Vols., was starved 
to death in prison. (See p. 33). 

Otis W? Gomey, 10th N. H. Vols. (See p. 25). 

Warren W.^ Gomey, 11th Maine Vols. (See p. 23.) 

Willard'' Gomey, 1st Battalion R. I. Cavalry. (See p. 24). 

William MJ' Gomey, Battery B, 4th U. S. Artillery. (See p. 31). 


Mrs. Sally (Comee) Heywood (see p. 10) d. in Fitchburg, Mass., Dec. 
29, 1881, 86. 74. 

Nancy Comee of Hardwick, Mass., m. Aug. 17, 1796, Joel Woodward 
(of Petersham) who was b. March 28, 1774. She may have been a dau. 
of Ezra* Comee, of Dana, which was set off from Hardwick, Petersham 
and Greenwich in 1801. 

Job Comee was Junior Grand "Warden of the Grand Lodge of Masons 
in Massachusetts in 1 783. Who was he ? 


Aaron (1757), 6 

Aaron (178»-1846), 13 

Aaron Lowell (1816-1880), 22 

Abbie Isabella (1863-1878), m. Colburn, 18 

Abigail (1707), m. Pierce, 4 

Abigail (1727-1806), b. Sumner, 6 

Abigail (1762-1790), 5 

Abigail (1816-1896), m. Harwood, 10 

Abigail Jackson (1807-1893), b. Pierce, 19 

Achsah (1864), m. Proctor, 31 

Adelaide Lavera (1855), m. Ward, 17 

Adnah Prescott (1878), 36 

Agnes Amanda, m. Hoyt, 33 

Albert (1808-1886), 18 

Albert (1828), 24. 

Albert {1884), 36 

Albert Barton (1832), 30 

Albert Carlton (1871), 30 

Albertis Benj, 17 

Alfred L. (1877), 30 

Alice, b. Rooney, 17 

Alice (1880), 23 

Alice, b. Ferry, 29 

Alice Louise (1872), 36 

Alice M., b. Stowell, 24 

Alice O., b. Howland, 2S 

Alphonso (1833-1864), 18 

Almira, 22 

A. Louise (1878), 20 

Amanda Ann (1832-1856), 19 

Amanda Frances, m. Haynes, 13 

Angeline S., b. Capen, 37 

Ann Kliza (1836), m. Temple, 18 

Ann Eliza (1841), b. Lawrence, 20 

Ann Maria (1826), m. Maybe w, 12 

Anna (1757-1838), b. Porter, 8 

Anna Eliza, b. Francis, 17 

Anna Eliza, m. Bruzo, 23 

Anna Florence (1876), 25 

Anna Maria (1858), b. Barrett, 27 

Annie (1856), b. Cruther, 27 

Annie C, b. Leland, 32 

Annie M., m. Bate, 21 

Anson S. (1842-1892), 27 

Aratus, 32 

Arbelia, b. Whipple, 27 

Arthur Coleman (1886), 35 

Arthur Edward (1883), 36 

Arthur Herbert, 23 

Arthur M., of Grand Rapids, 24 

Arthur Messenger, 34 

Arthur Metcalf, 28 

Augusta, b. Wood, 33 

Benjamin (1733-1774), 5 
Benjamin (1766-1842), 9 
Benjamin (1767-1858), 9 
Benjamin (1800-1880), 10 
Bernard Ernest (1872), 30 
Bernard Everett (1893), 20 

Bernice Eliza (18?2), 30 
Bertrand, 32 
Bessie Frances, 22 
Betsey, m. Mellen, 7 
Betsey, b. Carpenter, 8 
Betsey (1784-1869), 8 
Betsey, m. Lovewell, 9 
Betsey, b. Howard, 11 
Betty (1760), 6 

Caroline A., m. Parsons, 10 

Caroline E., b. Derby, 26 

Carrie, b. Pierce, 23 

Catherine H., 24 

Celia, b. Leonard, 13 

Celinda, b. Barton, 18 

Celinda (1842-1868), m. Comey, 18, 31 

Charles (1807), 14 

Charles (1821), 27 

Charles (1874), 26 

Charles Berry (18391, 25 

Charles Bingham (1876), 29 

Charles Delos (1845), 18 

Charles Henry (1840-1878), 29 

Charles Henry (1875), 26 

Charles Henry (1880), 23 

Charles Lyman ( 1852) , 24 

Charles Melvin (1846), 35 

Charles Rich (1856), 35 

Charlotte (1775-1809), m. Smith, 6 

Charlotte (1791-1861), b. tskinnerj 13 

Charlotte Bates, m. Alden, 13 

Charlotte Ellen, m. Hanscom, 29 

Charlotte Emeline, m. Ward, 10 

Charlotte M., b. Pollard, 28 

Chester Francis (1881), 35 

Chester Holbrook (1832-1881), 21 

Chloe Sabrina, m. Sawyer, 13 

Christiana (1755-1789), b. Maltman,0 

Christiana (1781), m. Bacon, 7 

Christiana (1805-1842), m. Lyndc, 10 

Christopher C. (1827), 17 

Clara A., b. Dean, 21 

Clara E , b. Galloupe, 30 

Clara E , m. Keyser, 26 

Clara May (1884), 35 

Clara Porter, m. Carkln, 23 

Clarence (1886), 36 

Clarissa (17&3-1865), 8 

Clifton Jones (1886), 34 

Cora B., 26 

Cora J., m. Campbell, 26 

Daniel Webster, 10 
David (d. 1676), 3 
David (1696-1800?), 4 
David (1744-1826), 6 
David (1775-1848), 9 
Dennis F., 28 
Dexter (1814-1892), 19 


Earle Francis (1888), 23 

Edgar Frank, 27 

Edgar Randolph, 27 

Edith Mend, 36 

Edith Rhoda, 32 

Edward Oliver, 25 

Edward Wilson, 36 

Edwin Ruthven, 23 

Effle Mariou,34 

Elbridge Carpenter, 20 

Elbridge Gerry, 18 

Eliza (1791-1859) , m. Fales, 8 

Eliza (1781-1743), m. Flagg, 9, 15 

Eliza Ann, b. Dye, 10 

Eliza M., m. Spring, 29 

Elizabeth (d. 1671), 4 

Elizabeth (d. 1701), m. Kendall, 4 

Elizabeth (1701), 4 

Elizabeth, b. Wells, 7 

Elizabeth {•1768-1861), b. Belcher, 8 

Elizabeth,)). Kittredgc, 11 

Elizabeth C. (1890), 36 

Elizabeth E., b. Gerrish, 35 

Elizabeth H., b. Lockman, 28 

Ella A., b. Whipple, 18 

Ella M., b. Briggs, 26 

Ellen C, 23 

Ellen F., b. Blake, 25 

Ellen M., b Hearne, 28 

Ellen M. (1877), 26 

Elmer H. (1888), 36 

Elvira C, m. Spaulding, 13 

Emily, b. Gibbs, 18 

Emily A. (1809-1844), b. Nichols, 16 

Emily E., m. Aldrich, 18 

Emma, b. Scott, 18 

Emma Eliza, m. AntoneUa, 19 

Emma Frances, m. Ellison, 21 

Emma Frances, 23 

Emma J., b. Coombs, 32 

Emma Jane (1848-1866) m. Randall, 17 

Emma Jane, b. Dutton, 36 

Emma Richmond, m. Smith, 20 

Erastus F., 23 

Esther, 3, 4 

Esther (1676), 4 

Esther (1774-1863), b. Baker, 9 

Esther (1794-1831), 8 

Esther (d. 182:}), b. Boyden, 13 

Esther E. (1833-1857), b. Rockwood, 26 

Ethel (188i), 27 

Eugene T , 27 

Eunice (1766), 5 

Eunice (1792-1858), 8 

Eva May (1885), 26 

Ezekiel, 6 

Ezra (1751-1832), 8 

Ezra (1823), 27 

Ezra C. (1860), 20 

Fanny L. (1844-1886), b. Steadman, 28 

Fanny R. (1819-1838), b. Vining, 11 

Florence Lillian (1886), 35 

Florence Lydia (1882), 36 

Florence Viletta, 17 

Francis Wilson, 26 

Frank Allen (1856-1890), 28 

Frank E. (1861-1882), 16 

Frank Eugene (1848), IS 

Frank Herbert (1858), 27 

Frank Irving (1868), 24 

Frank Lewis (1857-1880?), 25 

Frank Roy (1880), 32 

Franklin (1827), 27 

Frederick Harlan, 35 

Frederick Morton, 28 

Frederic Robbins, 29 

Frederick Towne, 28 

George Anson (1817), 23 
George Brayinton (185w), 36 
George Frank (1851-1895), 27 
George Lawrence ( 1888) , 35 
George Otis (1848), 24 

George Preston (1826), 21 
George Preston (1858), 35 
George Royal (1834-1870), 31 
George Washington (1809-1878), 11 
George Washington (1838), 11 
Gertrude Juliette (1881), 34 
Grace Evelyn (1890) , 36 

Hannah (d. 1770), 4 

Hannah (d. 1815), 5 

Hannah (1743-1767), b. Watts, 6 

Hannah, b. Richardson, 6 

Hannah (1764-1852). b. Maltman, 6, 38 

Hannah (d. 1794), 6 

Hannah (1767-1829), b. Watts, 9 

Hannah, m. Prentiss, 7 

Hannah (1801-1890), b. Robinson, 12 

Hannah, b. Walker, 18 

Hannah (1821), m. Rounds, 13 

Hannah C. (1847-1887), b. Drlggs, 36 

Hannah Maria (1838-1862), 18 

Hannah More (1790-1810), 7 

Hannah Robinson (1830), 12 

Hannah W^atts (1834), m. Stratton, 9 

Harold Dean, 36 

Harriet, b. Knight, 9 

Harriet (d. 1864), b. Anderson, 22 

Harriet B. (1868), m. Judson, 22 

Harriet E. (1838), m. Pierce, 23 

Harriet L. (d. 1842), b. Skinner, 23 

Harvey Dyer, 31 

Hattie, b. Grover, 22 

Helen (1854-1890), 11 

Helen (1896), 37 

Henrietta Louisa (1888), 34 

Henrietta Thompson, m. Van Amringe, 20 

Henry Cheever, 26 

Henry Harrison, 26 

Henry Newton, Capt., 32 

Henry Thatcher (1827-1887), 20 

Herbert Augustus, 26 

Herbert Derby, 26 

Hermann Allen, 20 

Hiram, 18 

Ida, b. Pine, 23 

Irene Mozelle, 17 

Irene W., b. Tenney, 26 

Irving W., 32 

Isabella Harris (1832-1854), 9 

Isabella H., b. McKay, 26 

James (1836-1883), 28 

James Albert (1862), 23 

James Allen (1831), 20 

James D. D., .36 

James Harwood, 28 

James Jason (1857-1876), 14 

James K. P. (1845-1884), .30 

James Maltman (1777-18:52), 9 

James Maltman (1809-1893), 16 

James Monroe (1829), 12 

James Munroe (1830-1862?), 10 

James Thomas (1839), 2» 

James Thompson (1861), 20 

Jason (18UO-1853), 14 

Jason (1831), 25 

Jennie Louise (1879), 32 

Jennie W., 17 

Jerusha (1755), 5 

Jerusha (1817), m. Hodges, 13 

Job, 43 

John (1665-1729), 4 

John (1689), 4 

John (1725-1815), 5 

John (175:i-18fO ,7 

John (1798-1886), 12 .-»- 

John (1804-1885), 9 

John Franklin, 21 

John Hale, 26 

John Winlhrop, 22 

Jonathan (1746), 7 

Joseph, (1728), 5 

Joseph (1753-1770), 5 


Joseph (180»-1856), U 
Joseph (1835), 25 
Joseph Frederick, 17 
Joseph U. (1860), 25 
Josephine, b. Mead, 35 
Josephine L., b. Messenger, 21 
Jotham Kdwin (1847-1864), 14 
Julia A., b. Aldrich, 25 
Julia Maria, m. Wetherbee, U 
Julia M., m. Jessman, 25 
Junia Ann, m. Forrest, 13 

Kate, b. Coleman, 35 
Kate £., b. RoweU, 20 
Keziah, b. Leonard, 13 

Laura, b. Munsey, 20 
Laura E., b. Felt, 20 
Laura Judson, 21 
Lawrence Allen, 20 
Lawson (1837-1863), ^8 
Lawson Herschel, 30 
Leander Porter, 16 
Lewis Alvin, 26 
Lewis Edgar (1847), 23 
Lewis Edgar (1882), 23 
Lillian A., b. Stewart, 27 
Lillian May, 27 
Lottie C, b. Neigher, 36 
Louisa, m. Lovewell, 9 
Louisa, m. Kingsbury, 12 
Lovina, b. Mead, 10 
Lucinda, b. Kockwood, 27 
Lucinda F., b. Wood, 22 
Lucretia, b. Aldrich, 25 
Luella Augusta, 22 
Lydia (1801-1885), b. Towne, 15 
Lydia.b.Walden, 23 
Lydia F., b. Morse, 23 
Lyman (1793-1878), 13 
Lyman F. (1814-1867), 23 

Habel Louise, 35 

Manlius (1843-1864), 33 

Margaret, b. West, 17 

Margaret (1894), 37 

Margaret Fuller, 36 

Maria (1802-1881), m. Jaqulth, 10 

Maria (1817), b. Winship, 16 

Maria (1824-1849), 13 

Maria (182'^), b. Sibley, 27 

Maria (1825-1893), 15 

Maria Louise (1881), 30 

Maria Eosette (1844), 11 

Marietta, m. Stearns, 18 

Marion A., b. Garcelon, 27 

Marion E. (1888), 36 

Marion L., b. Jones, 34 

Mariou L., m. Colburn, 27 

Maroa, b. Griswold, 17 

Martha, b. Munroe, 4 

Martha (d. 1749), m. Smittf, 4 

Martha (1737), m. Williams, 4 

Martha (1805-1880). m. Fenno, 7 

Martha (1811). b. Berry, 14 

Martha Ann (1817-1845), 12 

Martha Ann (1828), 10 

Martha Ann (1850-1871), 18 

Martha Jane f 1854-1893), m. Boyd, 23 

Martha Josephine (1849), m. Barney, 14 

Martha Josephine (1862), m. I^eslie, 17 

Martha Leonard (1820-1857), 13 

Martha Stone (18.)4), m. Sawin, H 

Mary (1663-1712), m. Kibby, 4 

Mary (173:j), b. Merriam, 5 

Mary (1755), 6 

Mary (1784-1818), m. Fletcher, 7 

Mary (1801-1867), b. Thompson, 12 

Mary (1811), m. Wood, 10 

Mary (1822-1870), m. Bowers, 13 

Mary (1823-1844), 12 

Mary (d. 1894), b. Brigham, 19 

Mary, b. Jackson, 35 

M&ry Abby, m. Gibson, 19 

Mary Adelaide, b. Morton, 28 

Mary Albreanna, m. Belcher, 19 

Mary Angeline, m. Hearn, 10 

Mary Ann (d. 1824?), 6 

Mary Ann (1823-1891), b. Neal, 19 

Mary Ann, b. Brayinton, 24 

Mary Augusta (1870), 33 

Mary Ella, m. Lee, 23 

Mary Emma (1866), 24 

Mary Esther (1823), m. Comey, 14, 19 

Mary Etta, b. Towne, 27 

Mary F., b. Conant, 16 

Mary J., b. Caldwell, 36 

Mary R., m. Luther, 20 

Maud Frances, 30 

Mercy (1751), 5 

Mildred, 26 

Millie Elizabeth, 36 

Minnie M., 26 

Mira (1802-1878), m. Copeland, 8 

Miranda J., b. Temple, 30 

Miriam (1799-1863), b. Stone, 11 

Miriam P. (1886), 34 

Morris L., 36 

Myra A., m. Robinson, 17 

Myrtle I., 26 

Nabby (1797-1884), m. Keith, 8 
Nancy, m. Woodward, 43 
Nancy (^1787-1811), 9 
Nancy, b. Howe, 9 
Nancy (1794-1832), b. Fisher, 13 
Nancy, m. Tuttle, 15 
Nancy Maria, m. Maybry, 13 
Nancy Maria, m. Blodgett, 23 
Nannie J., b. GUI, 35 
Nellipee, 7 
Nora, 36 

Oliver (1757-1842), 8 

Oliver (1787-1875), 12 

Oliver Edson, 22 

Oman, 14 

Ophelia H., 32 

Otis (1791), 9 

Otis (1805), 8 

Otis W. (1837-1864), 25 

Pamelia, 7 

Perley Pierce, Dr., 34 
Philip Rich, 35 
Polly, m. Fairbanks, 7 
Polly, b. Leonard, 12 
Polly, b. Andrews, 11 

Ralph H., 35 
Rebecca O., 25 
Robert Harold, 34 
Robert Henry, 34 
Rosette, 11 
Roy Eliot, 27 
Royal, 11 

Ruhama (1742-1819), 4 
Ruhama (1762), 6 
Rnhama (1798-1884), 7 
Ruth, b. Trow, 9 
Ruth (1790), 9 

Sally (1779-1863), b. Putnam, 19 

Sally (1807-1881), m. Hey wood, 10 


Samuel S., 17 

Sanford E., 19 

Sarah <1668), 4 

Sarah, 4 

Sarah (1735), 4 

Sarah (1766), 6 

Sarah (1793-1877), m. Breck, 7 

Sarah Ann (1843), 23 

Sarah Bertha (1866), 17 

Sarah Dyer, b. Rich, 21 

Sarah Louise, b. Beckwith, 16 

Sarah Mead (1832), 10 

Sarah W., b. Sawln, 17 

Sophronia P., 15 

Spencer (1760-1780), 8 

Spencer (1786-1859), 12 

Spencer Augusta, 19 

Squire S., 11 

Susan (1791-1876), m. Flagg, 9, 16 

Susan Adella (181^1877), 14 

Susan Augusta (1866), 28 

Susan Elizabeth (1841-1868), 16 

Susan Maria (1875), 36 

Susan Samantha, b. Carpenter, 20 

Susie M., m. Graves, 30 

Sylvanla R., 30 

Sylvester G., 14 

Thatcher, 12 
Theresa P., 34 
Thomas W., 16 
Tryphenia, 14 

Ursula, 18 

Velzora, 26 
Vesta Ly 28 
Yodisa J., 12 


Walter Herbert (1874), 36 
Walter Huntley (1877), 16 
Walter Lawson (1866), 31 
Walter Richmond (1866-1894), 20 
Warren Gardner, 19 
Warren Otis, 25 
Warren Westley, 23 
Webster Huntley, 16 
Willard (1796-1869), 13 
Willard (1830), 24 
Willard (1863), 36 
Willard H., 25 
William A. (1876), 20 
William Alnarado (1850-1890), 30 
William Benjamin (1846), 16 
William Clyde, 17 
William Henry (1857), 19 
William Macher (1840), 31 
William Porter (1837), 29 
William Skinner (1821-1891), 22 
William Wallace (1846), 35 
William Williams (1813-1883), 16 
Wilson (1819-1860), 27 
Wilson Steadman, 28 


Akron, O., 24 
Alden, Albert, 13 
Aldrlch, Julia A., 25 

Lucretia, 25 

Seth, 18 
Anderson, Harriet, 22 
Andrews, Polly, 11 
Antonella, Leonard V., 19 
Arctic Ocean, 25 
Ashland, Mass., 30 

Babbitt, Hannah N., 15 
Bacon, Eliel, 7 
Baker, Esther, 9 
Barlow, Mrs. Kachel, 19 
Barney, Warren K., 14 
Barre, Mass., 27 
Barrett, Anna M., 27 
Barton, Celinda, 18 
Bate, John J., 21 
Beckwith, Sarah Louise, 16 
Beganson, Mrs. Alice L., 19 
Belcher, Elizabeth 8 
Gilbert, 19 
Jos^'ph W., 23 
Bent, Allen H., 7 
Berry, Martha, 14 
Blake, Ellen F., 25 
Blodgett, Wilford G., 23 
Boston, Mass., 6, 9, 15, 10, 20, 

Bower, James H., 10 
Bowers, William, 13 
Boyd, Thomas, 23 
Boyden, Esther, 13 
Brannon, Nora, 36 
Brayinton, Mary A., 24 
Breck, Elijah, 7 
Briges, Ella M., 26 
Brignam, Mary, 19 
Brighton, Mass., 6, 8, 27, 28 
Brooklyn,N. Y.,21, 36 
Brown. Ruhama, 4 
Brown University, 22 
Bruso, Joseph, 23 
Marie, 23 

Caldwell, Mary J., 36 
Cambridge (Mass.), 16,21,23, 

Camden, N. J., 34 
Campbell, James E., 26 
Capen, Angeline S., 37 
Carkin, George W., 23 
Carpenter, Betsey, 8 

Susan S., 20 
Carsley, Elizabeth E., 35 
Chamberlain, Nathaniel, 7 
Chelsea, Mass., 5, 9 
Cleveland, O., 24, 35 

Clinton, Mass., 34 
Colburn, John, 18 

Nathan P., 27 
ColemanJKate, 35 
Comey's Wharf, 9 
Comey & Johnson, 24 
Conant, MaryF., 16 
Concord, Mass., 3, 4 
Coombs, Emma J., 32 
Copeland, Martin, 8 
Corey, Isaac, 4 
Crutner, Annie, 27 

Damon, David, 7 
Dana, Mass., 8, 15, 27 
Daniels, Tryphenia, 14 
Davis, Mrs. Mary F., 16 
Dean, Clara A., 21 
Derby, Caroline E., 26 
Driggs, Hannah C, 35 
Dunn, Mary, 16 
Dutton, Emma J., 36 
Dye, Eliza Ann, 10 
Dyer, Lizzie, 31 

EllisburgjN. T., 11, 17 
Ellison, Rev. Daniel J., 21 
Emory, Orrin H., 10 

21, Fairbanks, Jonathan, 7 
Tales, Abijah, 8 
Fall River, Mass., 19 
Felt, Laura E., 20 
Fenno, Ebenezer, 7 
Ferry, Alice, 29 
Fisher, Nancy, 13 

Griswold, Maroa, 17 
Grover, Hattie, 22 

Hanscom, Albert E., 25 
Harris, James B., 22 
Harvard University, 29, 34, 35 
Harwood, Jonas, 10 
Hayden, Almira, 22 
Haynes, George W., 13 
Hearn, Ellen M., 28 

Joseph, 19 
Henderson, N. Y., 7, 10, 11 
Hey wood, B. F., 10 
Hittner, J. H., 17 
Hodges, Alfred, 13 
HoUiston, Mass., 19, 34 
Hopkinton, Mass., 7, 11, 18, 19, 

Howard, Betsey, 11 
Howe, Nancy, 9 
Howland, Alice O., 25 
Hoyt, Joseph F., 33 

Jackson, Mary, .35 
Jaquith, Abby M., 7 

Abram, 7 

Isaac, 10 
Jessman, Adelbert, 25 
Johnson, Rebecca O., 25 
Jones, Marion L., 34 
Judson, Charles G., 22 

Keith, Amos, 8 
Kendall, John, 4 
Keyser, John H., 25 
Kibby, Joshua, 4 

Fitchburg, Mass., 7, 11, 16,28,29,King Philip's War, 3, 40 
35 Kingsbury, Addison, 12 

Flagg, Barney, 15 Kittridge, Elizabeth, 11 

Rev. Joshua, 16 Knight, Harriet, 9 

Fletcher, William, 7 

Forge Village, Mass., 22 Lawrence, Ann Eliza, 20 

Forrest, Addison P., 13 Lee, Edwin B., 23 

Foxboro, Mass., 6, 7, 8, 12-14, 19-Leland, Annie C, .32 

23, 25, 26, 34 Leonard, Celia, 14 
Framingham, Mass., 27, 30 


Francis, Anna E., 17 
Franconla, N. H., 25 

Galloupe, Clara E., 30 
Garcelon, Maripn A., 27 

Keziah, 12 

Polly, 12 
Leslie, Charles E., 17 
Lewis, W. K. & Bros., 20 
Lexington, Mass., 4-6 
Lincoln, Rev. Sumner, 10 

Gardner, Mass., 6, 7, 9, 11, 16, 17,Lockman, Elizabeth H., 28 


Gates, , 10 

Gay, Joseph, 23 
Gerrish, Elizabeth £., 35 
Gibbs, Emily, 18 
Gibson, George 8., 19 
Gill, Nannie J., .35 
Graves, Elmer £., 30 

Lovewell, Jesse, 9 

Leonard, 9 
Luther, Mary R., 20 
Lynde, William 8., 10 
Lynn, Mass., 32 

McKay, Isabella H., 26 
Maiden, Mass., 5, 9 


Maltman Family, 6, 38 
Mansfield, Mass., 85 
Marden, Mrs. Martiia, 14 
Masonic Lodges, Members of, 10, 
Maybry, Samuel D., 13 
Mayhew, Daniel M., 12 
Mead, Josepliine, 35 

Lovlna, 10 
Alellen, Joshua, 7 
Mellor, Susannali, 23 
Tlieresa P., 34 
Merriam, Mary, 5 
Messinger, Josepliine L., 21 
Milford, Mass., 11, 13, 18, 30, 31 
Miller, Elias C, 13 
Milton, Mass., 5, 7, 13 
Morse, Lydia F., 23 

Susan A., 14 
Morton, Mary A., 28 
Munroe, Martha, 4 
William, 4 
Munsey, Laura, 20 
Murray, Grace, 23 
Myers, Charles H., 24 

Neal, Mary Ann, 19 
Neigher, Lottie. C, 36 
New Bedford, Mass., 36 
New Hampshire Comeys, 14, 25 
New York City, 21, 28, 29, 32 
Newton, Mass., 8, 32 
Nichols, Emily A., 16 
Norwood, Mass., 19 

Parkhnrst, Isaac, /4'. •_ 
■ JPkrry, SamuCT, 4 KT> '^. 
' Parsons, John, 10 

Partridge, Charles, 15 

Pawtucket, K. I., 18 

Perkins, Robert R., 16 

Philip's War, 3, 40 

Pierce, Abigail J., 19 
Carrie, 23 
CUeoius M., 23 
Jonas, 4 

Pine, Ida, 23 

Pollard, Charlotte M., 28 

Pomeroy, Vesta L., 28 

Porter, Anna, 8 

Prentiss, Abner, 7 

Prescott, William A., 16 

Proctor, Frank Q., 31 

Putnam, Sally, 10 

Quimby, Sylvania R., .30 
Quincy, Mass., 19, 21, 34 

Tlandell, William, 17 
Reading, Kan., 9 
Reed, Mary Ann, 9 
Rich, Sarah D., 21 
Richardson, Hannah, 6 

Samantha G., 27 
Robbing, Mrs. Mary A., 9 
Robinson, Hannah, 12 

Rev. Orrin L., 17 
Rockwood, Esther E., 26 

Lucinda, 27 
Rogers, John W., 22 
Rooney, Alice, 17 
Roscoe, Byron T., 22 
Rounds, Alonzo C., 13 
Rowell, Kate E., 20 

Sandwich, Mass., 23, 24 
Sargent, Thomas, 6 
Sawin, Otis D., 11 

Sarah W., 17 
Sawyer, Henry J., 13 
Scott, Emma, 18 

Ophelia H., 32 
Seger, Eliza A., 10 
Seymour, Wis., 10, 17 
Sharon, Mass., 6, 20 
Shumaker, James H., 28 
Sibley, Maria, 27 
Skinner, Charlotte, 13 

Harriet L., 23 
S|»alley & Comey, 24 
Smith, Abbott S., 20 

Benjamin, 4 

College, 34 

Ebenezer, 6 

Lillian, 19 
Somerville, Mass., 20, 27 

Spaulding, Benjamin H., 
Spinney, Louise, 23 
Spooner, Asa, 15 
Spring, William T,, 29 
Stanyan, Newell, 15 
Steadman, Fanny L., 28 
Stearns, Henry L., 18 
Stewart, Lillian A., 27 
Stoddard, Mrs. Harriet, 9 
Stokes, Nicholas, 10 
Stone, Miriam, 11 
StoweU, Alice M., 24 
Stratton, Joel A., 9 


Sndbury, Mass., 3, 40 
Sumner, Abigail, 5 

Taft, Ursula, 18 
Temple, George W., 18 

Miranda J., 30 

Welcome, 18 
Tenney, Irene W., 26 
Thomp.son, Mary, 12 
Thornton, Jennie, 10 
Tibbetts, Uriel, U 
Towne, Lydia, 15 

Mary E., 27 
Trow, Ruth, 9 
Tufts College, 34 
Turner, VeTzora, 25 
Tuttle, William S., 15 

Upton, Mass., 24 

Van Amringe, William B., 20 
Vining, Fanny R., 11 

Walden, Lydia, 23 
Wales, William B., 12 
Walker, Hannah, 18 
Ward, John, 17 

Samuel Deles, 10 
Waseka, Minn., 11, 17 
Watts, Hannah (1743-1767), 5 
Hannah (1767-1829), 9 
Wells, Elizabeth, 7 
West, Margaret, 17 
Westboro, Mass., 19, 24 
Westford, Mass., 22 
Westminster, Mass., 4, 6, 7, 16 
Wetherbee, Albert, 14 
Wheelock, John, 7 
Whipple, Arbelia, 27 
Ella A., 18 
Whiting, William S., 22 
Wilcox, Burgess S., 19 
Williams, Erastus F., 23 

William, 4 
Wilmot, N. H., 14 
Winship, Maria, 16 
Woburn, Mass., 3, 6, 33 
Wood, Augusta, 33 

, Lucinda F., 22 
Moses, 10 
Woods, Benjamin O., 15 
Woonsocket, R. I., 28 
Worcester, Mass., 11, 25, 28, 29, 34 
Wrentbam, Mass., 5, 13, 23,24,31 

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OCT 28 198811