Silia Jane Comstock1

(1842-1929)
FatherHenry James Comstock (1816-1893)
MotherEmily Sibyl Sackett (1817-1882)
Silia Jane Comstock, daughter of Henry James Comstock and Emily Sibyl Sackett, was born in Williamstown, Berkshire County, MassachusettsG, on 11 February 1842.2,3 She died aged 87 in ConnecticutG on 25 February 1929 and was buried at the Old Cemetery, Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG.4,5 She married as his second wife on 27 August 1878, Franklin A Curtiss.2,3 Franklin's first wife, Clarissa, had died on 5 October 1877. Franklin was born in WarrenG on 2 December 1821. He died aged 85 in ConnecticutG on 10 March 1907 and was buried at the Old Cemetery, WarrenG.6
     In 1850 Silia was living in Cornwall, Litchfield CountyG, in the household of her parents James and Emily, and was recorded in the census as Silan J Comstock, aged eight and born in Connecticut.7
     In 1860 she was living in WarrenG in the household of her parents Henry and Emily, and was recorded as Silia J Comstock, aged 18.8
     In 1880 she was living in WarrenG in the household of her husband Franklin, 58, a farmer, and was recorded as Silia J Curtiss, aged 38. Living with them was Franklin's son William, 30.9
     In 1900 she was living in WarrenG in the household of her husband Franklin, 78, a farmer, and was recorded as Silia C Curtiss, aged 58. They owned their home free of mortgage. Recorded as living with them was their daughter Lucy, 19, although another census record indicates that she was away at boarding school.10
     In 1910 she was living at West 123rd Street, Manhattan, New York CityG, and was recorded as Silia Curtiss, head of household, a widow, aged 68 and born in Massachusetts. Living with her was her unmarried daughter Lucy, 29, a teacher.11
     In 1920 Silia was living at Washington Terrace, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG, in the household of her daughter Lucy, 39, a schoolteacher, and was recorded in the census as Sila Curtiss, a widow, aged 77.12

Child of Silia Jane Comstock and Franklin A Curtiss

Sackett line8th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder
ChartsLine 3a (American)

 Notes & Citations

  1. The Sacketts of America has the name as "Julia" and then "Lilia". The Comstock Genealogy and other records have "Silia"; she was probably named after her father's sister, also Silia.
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "6550. Julia J. Comstock, b. Feb. 11, 1842; m. Franklin A. Curtiss."
  3. C B Comstock, Some descendants of Samuel Comstock of Providence, R.I., who died about 1660, The Knickerbocker Press, New York (1905), p 179, "Silia Jane, [d. of James Henry Comstock & Emily Sybil Sackett], b. 1842, Feb. 11, Williamstown, Mass."
    p 219, "Silia Jane Comstock (James H.), b. 1842, Feb. 11, Williamstown, Mass. She m. 1878, Aug. 27, Franklyn A. Curtiss, b. 1821, Dec. 2, Warren, Ct. Residence, Warren, Ct. Child (Curtiss):
    Lucy Sackett, b. 1880, Oct. 31, Warren, Ct."
  4. "Connecticut Deaths and Burials Index, 1650–1934", database, Ancestry.com, "Silia J Comstock Curtiss, b. 11 Feb 1842, d. CT, 25 Feb 1929, aged 87, bur Old Cemetery, Warren, CT, spouse Franklin A Curtiss."
  5. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Curtiss, Silia J Comstock, wife of Franklin A, born Feb 11 1842, died Feb 25 1929."
  6. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Curtiss, Franklin A, born Dec 2 1821, died Mar 10 1907."
  7. 1850 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll M432_43, p. 19B, Image 268
    Cornwall, Litchfield Connecticut, 12 Aug 1850
    Comstock, James H, 36, farmer, real estate $2,100, b. CT
    Comstock, Emily, 33, b. CT
    Comstock, Silian J, 8, b. CT
    Comstock, Justus, 6m, b. CT
    Hollock, James P, 18, laborer, b. CT
    Gaylord, Harriet, 18, b. CT.
  8. 1860 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll M653_81, p. 326, Image 333, FHL Film 803081
    Warren, Litchfield, Connecticut, 30 Jun 1860
    Henry Comstock, 46, farmer, real estate $5,000, personal estate $1,600, b. MA
    Emily S Comstock, 43, b. CT
    Silia J Comstock, 18, b. MA
    Justus S Comstock, 10, b. CT
    Polly Sackett, 73, b. CT
    Kate Weth?, 24, teacher common schools, b. CT.
  9. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll 101, Family History Film 1254101, p. 332A, Enumeration District 018, Image 0364
    Warren, Litchfield, Connecticut, 15-18 Jun 1880
    Curtiss, Franklin A, 58, [head], farmer, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Curtiss, Silia J, 38, wife, keeping house, b. CT, father b. MA, mother b. CT
    Curtiss, William F, 30, son, works on farm, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Ives, Jennie, 24, boarder, school teacher, b. NY, father b. CT, mother b. PA
    Peterson, Erick, 20, laborer, b. Sweden, father b. Sweden, mother b. Sweden
    Barrett, Marian, 1, gdau, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
    Senior, Emma, 25, stepdau, at home, b. CT, father b. PA, mother b. CT.
  10. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll 141, p. 5A, Enumeration District 0260, FHL microfilm 1240141
    Warren Town, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 14-15 Jun 1900
    Curtiss, Franklin A, head, b. Dec 1821, age 78, m. 22y, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, farmer, home owned free of mortgage
    Curtiss, Silia C, wife, b. Feb 1842, age 58, m. 22y, 1 ch, living, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. CT
    Curtiss, Lucy S, dau, b. Oct 1880, age 19, single, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. MA, at school
    Peters, M Ginevra, boarder, b. Jun 1846, age 53, single, b. NY, father b. CT, mother b. NH, seamstress.
  11. 1910 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll T624_1027, p. 15B, Enumeration District 0721, FHL microfilm 1375040
    West 123rd Street, Manhattan Ward 20, New York, New York
    Curtiss, Silia C, head, 68, wd, b. MA, father b. b. MA, mother b. CT
    Curtiss, Lucy S, dau, 29, single, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. MA, teacher pub school
    Clark, Agnes E, lodger, 32, single, b. RI, father b. RI, mother b. RI, teacher pub school.
  12. 1920 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll T625_175, p. 4B, Enumeration District 46, Image 871
    Washington Terrace, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 7 Jan 1920
    Curtiss, Lucy, head, home owned on a mortgage, 39, single, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. MA, teacher, school
    Curtiss, Sila C, mother, 77, wid, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. CT
    Wakeman, Nellie M, roomer, age "un", single, b. US, father b. US, mother b. US, stenographer.
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