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We have made a recent discovery that can be verified by various sites updated by Comer descendants across the US.
We believe our earliest US ancestor is JOHN COMER of New England according to this will-(
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PS: If you check Streetmap+UK, you'll see that Oake is nr. Taunton, Somerset...
From: "Edna & Ken" <email@example.com>
Subject: Will - John Comer
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 18:12:20 -0800
Edna - Ottawa
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From: "Alice Meyer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 2:40 PM
Subject: Will - John Comer
> WILL - JOHN COMER, SENIOR - 1686
> Will of JOHN COMER, senr of Oake in Diocese of Bath and Wells,
> and County of Somsett, yeoman, weake of body. Dated 27 October 1686. To
> sonne JOHN COMER of New England (L) 10 and to sonne GEORGE COMER now in
> London (L) 10, both in one month after decease of my wife DOROTHY. My
> WILLIAM COMER of London Residuary Legatee and Exor. Wit: JAMES JARMAN,
> Larkham and John Larkham. Pro. At London 1 June 1689 by Exor.
> P.C.C. Ent. 76
> Source: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 54, 1800 -
> Page 193
> “Gleanings from English Archives”
> Kansas City, MO Public Library
> Excerpt by Alice Comer Meyer
> Alice Comer Meyer
> Lawrence, Kansas USA
> ameyer @grapevine.net
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Note from website host - In the listings of first families in US early 1600's, there were no Comer's found and no Comer's on Mayflower. I also previously found a site of births in Somerset England that showed John Comer being born to Thomas Comer early 1600's
I haven't found proof yet but believe JOHN COMER of New England (CT.) had a son named ROBERT COMER b. 1704 or 1710 from Chester County, Pa.
--------IN THIS ORDER: (Names in blue are our ancestors- this is accurate from Robert Comer down to Flem & Della)
ROBERT COMER b. 1710 - d. April 17, 1777 - married REBECCA HOUGHTON b. 1715 - Chester Cty, Pa - 9 children- Joseph, John, Robert, Tamer, Thomas, Mary, Amos, Lynn, Jesse.
JOHN COMER b 1738 in Chester Cty, Pa. - d. 1827 in Washington, Va. -married Elizabeth Cox April, 29, 1762 in Huntington, Pa. - 3 c Richard, John, Female
RICHARD COMER b 1764 in York, Pa. -d 1844 in Washington, Va. -married Katherine_____ - 5 c Richard, Jonathan, Abigail, female, female
The above information is from the following website created and prepared by NAOMI EMMICH ---- CLICK HERE- COMER ANCESTRY
NOTE ---Rich Kreiss' ancestry search shows JONATHAN having a son named JOHN and JOHNS' fifth child was FLEM!
HISTORY: The Comer Family homeplace in Troutdale (Grayson County) Va., was passed down to...
Joseph Flemuel Comer (known as Flem)
The second youngest of seven.(5 boys-2 girls)
Flems parents were John Comer(born 1826-Troutdale, Va.) and Elizabeth (Wright) Comer (born 1836)
The Comer graveyard was founded by Johns parents, Jonathan & Rebecca (Parsons) Comer (1795-1873)
The following is a census list for Wilson Dist.-Grayson Cty, Va. - 1880
Household Age- Relation- Occupation- Place of birth
118. Comer, John M. 54 H Farmer VA VA VA
(Wright) Elizabeth 44 W KH VA VA VA
Eli J. 18 S VA VA VA
John I. 15 S VA VA VA
Joseph F. 12 S VA VA VA
James 9 S VA VA VA
Rebecca 79 M VA VA VA
(Flem's oldest brother Steven T.nor his sisters listed in this census)
Note:This 1850 Va. census-
(Jonathan & Rebecca's oldest daughter Catherine was married)
New River Notes for marriages in Wythe County, Va. shows the following.......
George Washington Parks Family Cemetery
Grayson County, Virginia
Location: Flat Ridge
Directions: On north side of Rt 674 [Roberts Cove Rd], --- miles south of 601 [Flat Ridge Rd] junction.
GPS Coordinates: N36.7002 W81.3176
Surveyed by: Rodney Johnson, Donna Edwards
are only two graves here with markers that have names. There are at
least 13 more graves marked by fieldstones. The cemetery measures
approx. 55 by 60 feet and is laid out in 6 rows. George Washington Parks is buried in
the 3rd row near the center of the cemetery.
George Washington Parks married Catherine Comer on December 03, 1841.
George Washington Parks was in the Grayson Home Guards during Civil War.
Catherine Comer is said to a be the daughter of Johnathan R. and Rebecca Comer. John R. is the
son of Richard Comer from Washington County, Va. 1850 Census by John Perry
Flem & Della - 1920 Flem early 1900 Della & Flem - 1912
Myrtle Cidella Comer-1936 John Wesley Kegley Troutdale Primitive Baptist
- Dellas' older brother (Laurel Creek Baptist)
-contributed by Ron Whitson
Flem and Della (Kegley) Comer had four-teen children! -
They and all of their children were born in Troutdale (Grayson Cty)Va
NAME BIRTH MARRIED CHILDREN
Charles 9/8/1894 Mary Blevins----------William,Joe,Wiley,Wave
Vina 5/2/1895 Eli Greear -----------Leona,Woody,Estelle,Bob
2nd - Tom Schmuck--------Jessee,David
3rd - Everett Heaton------- James
*Frank 2/13/1899 Effie Sullins-----------Hallie,Charles,Violet,Bryan
George 9/10/1900 Lona Rhodes----------Odis,Jean,Darrel
Fred 4/07/1907 Ada Porter ---------Cecil,Ellen
Marion 8/21/1908 Clara Cole------------ Lorraine, Paul, AnnaBelle,
Breece, Barbara, Bobby,
Ella 11/20/1910 Harry Strawbridge ---Betty,Jimmy,Dale,Shirley,Donald
Oscar 12/6/1912 Nellie Workman ----- Della, Wayne, Johnny
Lottie 4/24/1915 Roy Richardson---- Bill, Ralph, Nancy, Kenny
James 7/15/1917 Nola Ball-------------- Arbutus, Harvey, Marvin,
* Sally 1897-Died the night Frank was born (Jackson, Stella and Troy also died young.)
Flem & Della with children about 1925