|Absalom Moore COMER was born in 1779 in ,Halifax, VA. He died before 1 June 1840 at the age of 61 in ,Halifax, VA. 1820 census, Meadsville, Halifax, VA, p73, M33_131|
Absolem Comer, M: 3 u 10, 2 10-15, 1 16-18, 1 16-25, 1 26-44, F: 1 u 10, 1 10-15, 1 26-44
1830 census, Halifax, VA, p377, M19_192
Absolum Comer, M: 3 5-9, 1 10-14, 1 50-59; F: 1 15-19, 1 40-49
1840-unable to find in any state
Anderson COMER (private). Parents: Samuel COMER and Elizabeth MOSS.
Annis "Annie" COMER was born on 6 January 1752 in VA. She died on 7 March 1830 at the age of 78 in ,Halifax, VA. Parents: Samuel COMER and Elizabeth MOSS.
Spouse: Bedford DAVENPORT. Annis "Annie" COMER and Bedford DAVENPORT were married on 4 December 1771 in ,Charlotte, VA. Children were: Elizabeth "Betsy" DAVENPORT, Stephen D. DAVENPORT, Smith DAVENPORT, Nancy DAVENPORT, Rebekah DAVENPORT.
Emily Y. COMER was born about 1842 in Halifax, , VA. She died after 1 June 1880 at the age of 38 in , Henry, TN. Emily is not buried in the Shiloh cemetery, under Comer or under her 1st name. She is living with her sister, Martha Gillespie, under the Gillespie surname in the 1880 census. There is no record of a marriage in TN. I suspect that Emily's middle name was Yancy as her mother's sister, Emily m. George Yancey before Emily Comer was born. Parents: John M. COMER and Harriet Ann DAVENPORT.
Harriet A. S. COMER was born on 8 October 1837 in ,Halifax, VA. Tombstone She died on 29 January 1856 at the age of 18 in ,Henry, TN. Tombstone, She was buried on 30 January 1856 at Shiloh Cemetery in Mansfield, Henry, TN. findagrave.com, photo of tombstone Parents: John M. COMER and Harriet Ann DAVENPORT.
Hugh Moss COMER was born about 1760 in VA. Parents: Samuel COMER and Elizabeth MOSS.
James COMER (private). Parents: Samuel COMER and Elizabeth MOSS.
John M. COMER was born on 17 October 1801 in VA. Tombstone, findagrave.com He died on 30 May 1872 at the age of 70 in ,Henry, TN. Tombstone, findagrave.com, Paris (TN) Weekly Intelligencer, June 6, 1872, John M. Comer, died near Mansfield, Tenn, May 30, 1872. He was buried on 31 May 1872 at Shiloh Cemetery in Mansfield, Henry, TN. findagrave.com 1850 census, Northern District, Halifax, VA, p34, M432_948, P. O. Mansfield
534/537 John M. Comer, 45, M, Farmer, VA
Harriet A. Comer, 44, F, VA
Martha A. Comer, 18, F, VA
Harriet Comer, 13, F, VA
Rebecca Comer, 12, F, VA
Emily Comer, 8, F, VA
1860 census, District 19, Henry, TN, p491, M653_1256
2215/2249 John M. Comer, 55, M, Farmer, $10000, $28,700 VA
Emma Y. Comer, 17, F, FA
/2250 Martha A. Gilaspie, 27, F, VA
John Gilaspie, 4, M, TN
Mattie Gilaspie, 2, F, TN
1870 census, District 19, Henry, TN, p. 453, M593_1538
1383/1377 J. M, Comer, 60, M, W, Farmer, $5000, $10000, VA, U. S. Citizen
Martha Comer, 36, F, W, Housekeeper, VA
Emily Comer, 27, F, W, Housekeeper, VA
John Comer, 15, M, W, TN
Mattie Comer, 13, F, W, TN
in the 1860 census, Martha is listed as a Gilaspie as were her children, John and Mattie,
Spouse: Harriet Ann DAVENPORT. Harriet Ann DAVENPORT and John M. COMER were married on 13 December 1831 in ,Halifax, VA. Children were: Martha A. COMER, Harriet A. S. COMER, Lucy Rebecca COMER, Emily Y. COMER.
Lucy Rebecca COMER was born on 20 May 1839 in ,Halifax, VA. Tombstone, findagrave.com She died on 17 May 1880 at the age of 40 in ,Henry, TN. Tombstone, findagrave.com She was buried on 18 May 1880 at Shiloh Cemetery in Mansfield, Henry, TN. findagrave.com, photo of tombstone, Note: w/o Dr. W. S.Fryer Parents: John M. COMER and Harriet Ann DAVENPORT.
Spouse: Dr. William S. FRYER. Lucy Rebecca COMER and Dr. William S. FRYER were married on 25 October 1859 in ,Henry, TN. TN state marriages, 1780-2002, ancestry.com Children were: John FRYER, Will S. FRYER, Hattie FRYER, Henry FRYER, Emma FRYER.
Martha A. COMER was born about 1832 in ,Halifax, VA. She died after 1 June 1880 at the age of 48 in ,Henry, TN. 1850 census, living with father, see his notes
Martha is living with her two children, no husband, in the 1860 Henry co TN census; also in 1870 but listed under Comer as are her children
1880 census, District 19, Henry, TN, p45, ED 69, T9_1262
293/293 M. A. Gilespie, W, F, 49, Wd, Housekeeper, VA VA VA
Mattie C. Gilespie, W, F, 23, dau, S, TN, TN, VA
Emily Gilespie, W, F, 37, sister, S, VA VA VA (Emily's last name should be Comer)
John Gilespie, W, M, 25, son, M, Farmer, TN, TN, VA
Sallie Gilespie, W, F, 20, wife, M, housekeeper, TN, TN, TN
Dudley Gilespie, W, M, 3, TN, TN, TN
Belle Hagler, B, F, 28, dau ? wd, cook, TN
Dennis Hagler, B, M, 5, son, TN TN
Hatfield Hagler, B, M, 2, son, TN TN
Cora Hagler, B, F, 2, mar? son, TN TN
Ben Dunlope, B, M, 17, laboer, TN TN
Jarret Comer, B, M, 15, Laboer, TN TN, name could be reversed Parents: John M. COMER and Harriet Ann DAVENPORT.
Mary H. COMER was born on 17 March 1759 in ,Prince Edward, VA. She was born on 17 March 1759 in , Prince Edward, VA. Parents: Samuel COMER and Elizabeth MOSS.
Spouse: William T. LEGRAND. Mary H. COMER and William T. LEGRAND were married on 4 December 1780 in ,Charlotte, VA. They were married on 4 December 1780 in , Charlotte, VA.
Rebecca COMER was born about 1766 in VA. Parents: Samuel COMER and Elizabeth MOSS.
Spouse: William C. CLAY.
Sallie COMER (private). Parents: Samuel COMER and Elizabeth MOSS.
Samuel COMER died in 1788 in ,Halifax, VA. He was born unknown in ,Lunenburg, VA.
Homer COMMONS died unknown. Parents: William B. COMMONS and Alice BEITZEL.
Irene COMMONS died unknown. Parents: William B. COMMONS and Alice BEITZEL.
Josephine COMMONS died unknown. Parents: William B. COMMONS and Alice BEITZEL.
William B. COMMONS died unknown.
Angelia Marie COMPTON (private). Parents: Jerome Wade COMPTON and Patricia Marie YOUNGER.
Angeline COMPTON (private).
Arthur Holly COMPTON was born on 10 March 1892 in Wooster, Wayne, OH. He died on 15 March 1962 at the age of 70. He was buried on 17 March 1962 at Wooster Cemetery in Wooster, Wayne, OH. findagrave.com, photo of tombstone Parents: Elias COMPTON and Otelia Catheryne AUGSBURGER.
Cabell L. COMPTON was born in August 1870 in ,Halifax, VA. He died unknown. 1920 census, Roanoke District, Halifax, VA, p6B, ED 99, T625_1891
105/109 C. L. Compton, H, M, M, W, 49, S, yes yes VA VA VA, yes Carpenter, O
Emily C. Comptonm mother, F, W, 84, Wd, yes yes, VA VA VA, yes, none
Catherine Ross COMPTON (private). Parents: Wilson Martindale COMPTON and Helen HARRINGTON.
Charles COMPTON was born in 1844. He died in 1928 at the age of 84.
Spouse: Ella A. SMITH. Ella A. SMITH and Charles COMPTON were married.
Charles Arthur COMPTON (private). Parents: Karl Taylor COMPTON and Margaret HUTCHINSON.
Elias COMPTON was born on 3 August 1856 in Glendale, Hamilton, OH. Elias Compton was born on the arm homestead of his grandfather, also named Elias Compton on Mill Creek, near present Glendale, Ohio (just north of Cincannati). His father was Wilson Compton. When Elias was bout five years and eight months old, his father bought a farm about a mile from Monroe and seven miles out of Middletown (both in Butler Co., Ohio.) This is where Elias spent his boyhood.
When Elias was 19 years old, the took a 22 week course the National Normal University in Lebanon, Ohio and, certificate in Hand, was ready to begin a teaching career. The was a vancy at the one-room Woodsdale school.
Sameul Augspurger was on the committee to seek the new teacher, and Elias met his daughter, Otelia, on his day of interview. He was offered the teaching post two weeks later. Otelia was to be one of his students. She and her four younger brothers were all Elias' students in the school year 1875-1876.
In September, 1876, Otelia enered Western Female Seminary in Oxford, Ohio (later Western College for Women, and incorporated into Miami University, Ohio, a few years ago.) Otelia wanted to be a missionary, and she graduated in 1886. It took her ten years since she was not a full time student.
Elias was the valedictorian of the class of 1881 of the University of Wooster (now Wooster College,) which he entered four years earlier after his short teaching career at Woodsdale. The fall of 1881, Elias Compton entered Western Theological Seminary in Allegheny, near Pittsburgh. He was first in his class for two years, and was starting his third year when he was asked to come back to Wooster to teach for a year due to sudden illness of a faulty member, and he went. At the end of 1883-1884 school year, he was asked to remain, which he did. (There is no validated record that he was ever ordained into the Presbyterian ministry, nor that he ever served a congregation as a minister as indicated in some accounts.) The wedding of Elias and Otelia fell on Elias' 30th birthday. The rites were performed in the home of Otelia, just outside Woodsdale, by the Reverend A. A. E. (Archibald Alexander Edward) Taylor, D.D., L.L.D., second President of the College of Wooster.
The Compton's first child, Karl Taylor Compton was born September 15, 1887. His name is of interest, and shows just how closethe the Compton's were tied to Wooster: Karl for Karl Merz who established the music department at Wooster in 1881, and Taylor for the Presbyterian minister, and past college president who married the two.
For those interested in the history of the Compton Family "The House on College Street" by James R. Blackwood is requiered reading, and is the source of much of the preceding notes. The book was published in the late 1960's by MIT Press, and is out of print, but might be available in a larege library. It has many fascinating facts about the family, only a few of which are included in these notes. It also has the birth and marriage dates for most of the children and their mates. There are many other fascinating anecdotes about the Compton family in the book.
Jim Abbot; Cincinnati, Ohio (Feb 1998)
(The House on College Avenue, James Russell Blackwood, MIT Press, 1968) He died on 2 May 1938 at the age of 81 in Wooster, Wayne, OH. obituary, The Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer, Tuesday, May 3, 1938, p13
DR. ELIAS COMPTON
(Plain Dealer Special)
WOOSTER, O., May 2--Funeral services for Dr. Elias Compton, 81, emeritus professor of philosophy at Wooster College, who died today at his home, will be held Wednesday afternoon at Wooster College Chapel.
He joined the Wooster College faculty in 1883 and retired in 1928. First dean of the college, he served from 1899 to 1921.
Dr. Compton was the father of three sons who have achieved national distinction in their professions. They are Dr. Arthur H. Compton of Chicago University, a Nobel prize winner; Dr. Karl T. Compton, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Dr. Wilson Compton of the National Lumber Manufactuers Association.
Other survivors are Dr. Compton's widow and a daughter, Mrs. C. Herbert Rice, of Ewing College at Allahabad, India. 1900 census, Wooster Ward 2, Wayne, OH, p6A ED165, Roll 1332, 46 College Ave.
110/131 Elias Compton, Head, W, M, Aug 1856, 43, M, 13, OH, NJ NJ, Professor of Mental Science, 0, yes yes yes, O M H
Otelia A. Compton, wife, W, F, Dec 1858, 41, M, 13, 4-4, OH OH, Germany, yes yes yes
Karl T. Compton, son, W, M, Sep 1887, 12, S, OH OH OH, at school, 9, yes yes yes
Mary E. Compton, dau, W, F, Apr 1889, 11, S, OH OH OH, at school, 9, yes yes yes
Wilson M. Compton, son, W, M, Oct, 1890, 9, S, OH OH OH, at school, 9
Arthur H. Compton, son, W, M, Sep 1892, 7, S, OH OH OH, at school, 9
Elise Augspurger, mother-in-law, W, F, Jul 1830, 69, Wd, 7-6, Germany, Germany, Germany, 1832, 67, unknown, yes yes yes
Spouse: Otelia Catheryne AUGSBURGER. Otelia Catheryne AUGSBURGER and Elias COMPTON were married on 3 August 1888 in Wooster, Wayne, OH. Children were: Wilson Martindale COMPTON, Arthur Holly COMPTON, Karl Taylor COMPTON.
Emily Elizabeth COMPTON (private). Parents: John David COMPTON and Lucile Virginia DAVIDSON.
Freeman J. Compton COMPTON was born about 1835 in VA. He died after 1 June 1880 at the age of 45 in ,Halifax, VA. 1860 census, Southern Dist,. Halifax co, Edward C. Compton, 25, M, Overseer, VA, living with the Rufus Owen family at 9/9, Emily is living with her father and stepmother
1880 census, Roanoke Twp, Halifax, VA, p391, ED 124, T9_1369
328/329 Edward C. Compton, W, M, 45, M, Planter, VA VA VA
Emily Compton, W, F, 39, wife, M, Keeping house, VA VA VA
Cabel L. Compton, W, M, 10, son, S, at home, attened school w/i year, VA VA VA
living next door to Emily's father, Elijah Thockmorton and his 2nd family
Spouse: Emily C. THROCKMORTON. Emily C. THROCKMORTON and Freeman J. Compton COMPTON were married on 18 January 1855 in ,Halifax, VA. VA marriages, 1785-1940, familysearch.org, film #31918, groom-Freeman J. Compton, bd 1832, bp Pittsylvania co VA, age 23, bride-Emily C. Throckmorton, bd 1836, bp Halifax co VA, 19, marriage date 18 Jan 1855, Halifax co VA, groom's father-Peter Compton, mother-Sarah F.; bride's father: Elijah Throckmorton, bride's mother-Elizabeth, groom-single, bridge-since Children were: Mary A. "Mollie" COMPTON, Cabell L. COMPTON.
Hansen William COMPTON was born on 21 October 1914 in ,Halifax, VA. He died on 6 May 1997 at the age of 82 in ,Halifax, VA. He was buried on 8 May 1997 at Bethel Baptist Cemetery in ,Halifax, VA.
Spouse: Grace M. NEWTON.
Jean COMPTON (private). Parents: Karl Taylor COMPTON and Margaret HUTCHINSON.
Spouse: Carroll W. BOYCE.
Jerome Wade COMPTON (private). Parents: Ralph COMPTON Jr. and Clara Eleanor WADE.
John Andrew "Andy" COMPTON (private). Parents: Jerome Wade COMPTON and Patricia Marie YOUNGER.
John David COMPTON (private). Parents: Ralph COMPTON Jr. and Clara Eleanor WADE.
John David COMPTON Jr. (private). Parents: John David COMPTON and Lucile Virginia DAVIDSON.
Karl Taylor COMPTON was born on 14 September 1887 in Wooster, Wayne, OH. He died on 22 June 1954 at the age of 66. Parents: Elias COMPTON and Otelia Catheryne AUGSBURGER.
Kristen Michelle COMPTON (private). Parents: Jerome Wade COMPTON and Patricia Marie YOUNGER.
Leslie Ann COMPTON (private). Parents: Jerome Wade COMPTON and Patricia Marie YOUNGER.
Mary A. "Mollie" COMPTON was born about 1856 in ,Halifax, VA. She died on 20 March 1885 at the age of 29 in ,Halifax, VA. died in childbirth, death record lists parents as Freeman, instead of Compton, found on World Connect site of Wanda Brooks, firstname.lastname@example.org updated 26 Sep 2006, Wanda is sure this is correct death certificate from Halifax death records, 1885, page 11, line 18 Parents: Freeman J. Compton COMPTON and Emily C. THROCKMORTON.
Spouse: Anthony T. FRANCIS. Mary A. "Mollie" COMPTON and Anthony T. FRANCIS were married on 15 February 1872 in ,Halifax, VA. Children were: Emma FRANCIS, Mary E. FRANCIS, Julius Freeman FRANCIS, Anna "Annie" FRANCIS.
Mary Evelyn COMPTON (private). Parents: Karl Taylor COMPTON and Rowena RAYMAN.
Spouse: Bissell ALDERMAN.
Myles Gifford COMPTON (private). Parents: John David COMPTON and Lucile Virginia DAVIDSON.
Ralph COMPTON Jr. (private).
Vernon COMPTON was born on 6 September 1886. He died in January 1969 at the age of 82 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, OK. SSDI: 440-05-8704-OK
Spouse: Hattie Flora EAKINS. Hattie Flora EAKINS and Vernon COMPTON were married in 1912 in , Roger Mills, OK.
Wilson Martindale COMPTON was born on 15 October 1890 in Wooster, Wayne, OH. He died on 7 March 1967 at the age of 76 in Wooster, Wayne, OH. The Omaha (NE) World-Herald, Tuesday, March 7, 1967, p28
"Ex-College Chief Compton is Dead"
Wooster, O. (AP) Wilson M. Compton, former president of Washington State University at Pullman, Wash., died early Tuesday at his home here after a long illness. He was 76.
Mr. Compton graduated from the College of Wooster in 1911, had taught history, government and economics at Princeton, Dartmouth and George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He received his doctorate from Princeton and had 11 degrees, including seven honorary degrees.
He had served as an advisory consultant for several government agencies during World War II and was former head of the United States Information Agency. He was named to the post in 1952, and served 16 months. WW1 draft registration: Wilson Martindale Compton, 26, 816 College Ave., Wooster, Ohio, born: Oct 15 1890, natural born, Wooster, Ohio, U. S. Examiner, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D. C., dependents: wife, married, caucasian, no prior service, exemption: married and in U. S. Service, signature: Wilson Martindale Compton, tall, medium build, light blue eyes, dark brown hair, not bald, no disabilites, Board, Federal Trade Commision, Washington, D. C. no date; SSDI-578-03-8359-D.C.
Wilson Martindale Compton has a lengthy bio sketch on wikepedia.org Parents: Elias COMPTON and Otelia Catheryne AUGSBURGER.
Frances Lucille COMSTOCK was born on 2 February 1898 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence, MO. She died on 3 July 1968 at the age of 70.
James J. COMSTOCK was born about 1833 in NY. He died in 1885 at the age of 52 in ,Lane, OR. Tombstone He was buried in 1885 at Masonic Cemetery in Eugene, Lane, OR. findagrave.com 1880 census, Cottage Grove, Lane, OR, p292B, ED 67, Roll 1082
278/273 James J. Comstock, W, M, 47, M, Runs Saw Mill, NY NY NY
Julia B. Comstock, W, F, 27, wife, M, Keeping house, OH PA PA
Annie Benner, W, F, 21, servant, S, Servant, NE OH IL
William Benner, W, M, 48, Wd, Laborer in Mill, OH PA PA
Chinaman Sun, C, M, 26, S, Clerk, cannot r&w, China, China, China
Chinaman Fatty, C, M, 40, S. Fireman of Engine, cannot r&w, China, China, China
Chinaman Jim, C, M, 40, S. Labors in sawmill, cannot r&w, China, China, China
Chinaman Toy, C, M, 24, S, Labors in sawmill, cannot r&w, China, China, China
Spouse: Julia BODLEY. Julia BODLEY and James J. COMSTOCK were married on 14 July 1875 in Portland, Multnomah, OR. Multnomah County, OR, Marriage Book 3/107
Mary E. CONANT was born in January 1845 in NY. She died in 1939 at the age of 94 in Heavener, Le Flore, OK. She was buried in 1939 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Heavener, Le Flore, OK. Tombstone, findagrave.com, listed as Mary E. Conant, wife of James W. Edwards Parents: William B. CONANT and Maria .
Spouse: James William EDWARDS. Mary E. CONANT and James William EDWARDS were married on 8 November 1871 in , Macoupin, IL. 1880 census, Seventy-Six Twp, Sumner, KS, p14B, ED 198, T9_398
William B. CONANT was born in 1815 in NY.
Bolyn Hoffman CONAWAY was born on 14 August 1913. He died on 19 December 1995 at the age of 82 in Stuart, Martin, FL. obituary, Evansville (IN) Courier & Press, December 21, 1995, pA10
HENDERSON, Ky.--Bolyn Hoffman Conaway, 82, of Stuart, Fla., formerly of Henderson, died at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday at Martin Memorial Hospital.
He was a general manager at Whirlpool Corp. in Evansville.
He was a life member of the Elks and a member of the Rotary Club of Forrest City, Ark., and First United Methodist Church in Stuart.
He was an honorary Kentucky Colonel and past president of the men's Golf Association of Monterey Yacht and Country club.
Surviving are his wife, Frances Robinson; three daughters, Carolyn Barnett of Henderson, Mary Ann Nienkemper of Springfield, Va., and Jane Toth of Carrollton, Ga.; a son, Lt. Gen. John B. Conaway of Alexandria, Va.; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and a nephew.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home, with burial in Fernwood Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m Friday and from 8 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church in Stuart. He was buried on 23 December 1995 at Fernwood Cemetery in Henderson, Henderson, KY. obituary Parents: Chester CONAWAY and Lillie Irene HOFFMAN.
Carolyn Frances CONAWAY (private). Parents: Bolyn Hoffman CONAWAY and Helen Frances ROBINSON.
Chester CONAWAY was born on 5 April 1890 in Henderson , Henderson, KY. He died on 4 September 1916 at the age of 26 in Henderson , Henderson, KY.