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Comstock family papers

Label
Comstock family papers, circa 1840-1961
Title
Comstock family papers
Inclusive dates
circa 1840-1961
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes deeds and other legal papers; family histories, photographs; greeting cards; notebooks and letters from Comstock, Beers and Hartwell family members in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri ranging from circa 1840-1961 regarding legal and family business
Biographical or historical data
John ComstockJohn Comstock was born Feb. 21, 1802 in Rhode Island to John and Hope Fisk Comstock. He had five siblings; Ann, Mercy, Thomas, William and Ichabod. He married Salena Newhouse on Jan. 1, 1826 in Ohio, where he had taught for a few years. They moved to Indiana in 1836. He and his brother-in-law John Newhouse founded Liberty Mills,in Wabash County, Indiana. He served as a judge, commissioner, state legislator and loaned money to the state of Indiana during the Civil War. He and Salena had seven children; Anna, Sarah, Thomas, William, Henry, Jane "Jennie" and John Jr. He died Sept. 20, 1879 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Library Mills, Indiana.Sources:Information found within the collection."Comstock, John". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2016/05/23. http://www.findagrave.com "Comstock, John". North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.http://interactive.ancestrylibrary.comIchabod ComstockIchabod Comstock was born Dec. 18, 1810 to John and Hope Fisk Comstock. He had five siblings; Ann, Mercy, Thomas, John and William. He married Mercy Birdseye, with whom he had one son, Charles Birdseye. He died Apr. 15, 1898 and is buried in Green City Cemetery, Green City, Missouri.Source: "Comstock, Ichabod." Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2016/05/23. http://www.findagrave.com Rev. William ComstockRev. William Comstock was born Nov. 2, 1832 in Liberty Mills, Wabash County, Indiana to Judge John and Salena Comstock. He married Elizabeth B. Place Nov. 16, 1875 in Wabash County, Indiana and they had two sons, Charles Bentley and Francis Sherman and two daughters, Martha and Mary Emma. He died Dec. 11, 1875 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Library Mills, Indiana.Source:"Comstock, Rev. William". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2016/05/23. http://www.findagrave.com"Comstock,William". Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2016/05/23. http://search.ancestrylibrary.comForrest William BeersForrest William Beers was born Jan. 1, 1863 in Momence, Illinois. He and his brother Elden lived with their Morrison grandparents in their mid teens. He was graduated from Northwestern University in 1889 with an A.B., was a graduate student at Yale University and received his Ph.D. from Ruskin University in 1904. He became the superintendent of printing at Park College, Parkville, Missouri in 1918 and was appointed Professor of Speech in 1925, holding both position until he retired from teaching in 1934. He retired from the printing position in 1938. He married Mary Emma Comstock July 5, 1899 in Wabash County, Indiana and they had a son, Lowell, and a daughter, Winifred (Mrs. John Hartwell). He died in Parkville Mar. 4, 1940. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Liberty Mills, Indiana.Sources:Information found within the collection."Beers, Forrest W.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2016/05/23. http://www.findagrave.comMary Emma Comstock BeersMary Emma Comstock Beers was born Jan. 18, 1870. She married Forrest William Beers July 5, 1899 in Wabash County, Indiana and they had a son, Lowell, and a daughter, Winifred [Winefred] (Mrs. John Hartwell). She died Jan. 1, 1946 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Liberty Mills, Indiana.Sources:"Beers, Mary E.". 1920 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2016/05/23. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Beers. Mary Emma"." Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2016/05/23. http://www.findagrave.com"Comstock, Mary". 1870 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2016/05/23. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Couistock [Comstock], Mary E.". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2016/05/23. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Comstock, Mary". Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2016/05/23. http://search.ancestrylibrary.comWinifred Beers HartwellWinifred Beers Hartwell was born Oct. 10, 1904 to Forrest and Mary Emma "Mamie" Beers. She had a brother, Lowell Comstock and a sister, Miriam. She married John Hartwell, with whom she had a daughter, Sally M. She died Mar. 21, 1967 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Liberty Mills, Indiana.Sources:"Beers. Winifred L.". Horton Family Tree. Retrieved 2016/05/23. http://person.ancestrylibrary.com/tree/14578940/person/29580458758/facts"Hartwell, John." 1940 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2016/05/23. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Hartwell, Winifred L.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2016/05/23. http://www.findagrave.comSally M. (Hartwell) MorrisSally M. (Hartwell) Morris was born in 1905 to John and Winifred L. (Beers) Hartwell. She was married to Dwight Morris, with whom she had a daughter, Barbara Gwen, then later married Larry Boston(?).Sources:Information found within the collection."Hartwell, John." 1940 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2016/05/23. http://search.ancestrylibrary.comBarbara Gwen MorrisBarbara Gwen Morris was born Sept. 21, 1951 to Dwight and Sally (Hartwell) Morris.Source:Information found within the collection.
Cataloging source
ISL
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Hartwell, Barbara
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Hartwell, Sally
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beers family
  • Comstock family
  • Hartwell family
Label
Comstock family papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/346
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/05/23 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/05/23 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20664604
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn954042626
  • (OCoLC)954042626
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
3 manuscript boxes
Label
Comstock family papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/346
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/05/23 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/05/23 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20664604
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn954042626
  • (OCoLC)954042626
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
3 manuscript boxes

Library Locations

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