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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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From: "Edna & Ken" <>
Subject: Will - John Comer
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 18:12:20 -0800
References: <>

PS: If you check Streetmap+UK, you'll see that Oake is nr. Taunton, Somerset...

Edna - Ottawa

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alice Meyer" <>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 2:40 PM
Subject: Will - John Comer
> 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
> Thanks,
> Alice Comer Meyer
> Lawrence, Kansas USA
> ameyer


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 1710 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-
New River Notes for marriages in Wythe County, Va. shows the following.......
Jonathan ComerRebecca Parsons6/26/1820
Note:This 1850 Va. census-
(Jonathan & Rebecca's oldest daughter Catherine was married)

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
Comments:  There 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 Alderman

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 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)

Most of Flem & Della's children were born in this house..........
    The second youngest of seven.(5 boys-2 girls)
    Flems parents were John Comer(born 1826-Troutdale, Va.) and Elizabeth (Wright) Comer (born 1836)
     Flemuel married MYRTLE CEDELLA KEGLEY November 28, 1892 in Grayson County, Virginia (Source: Grayson County (VA) Marriage Records, Book 2.),daughter of DAVID KEGLEY and CHARLOTTE CLARK. She was born March 28, 1872 in Grayson County, Virginia (Source: (1) Maryland Death Certificate, Record No. 10972., (2) Tombstone, Comer Cemetery, Troutdale, VA.), and died October 10, 1937 in Street, Harford Co., Maryland (Source: (1) "Obituary; The Marion Democrat," Tues., Oct. 19, 1937, Troutdale, Va. Oct. 19th-----Mrs. Della Comer died at the home of her son in Pennsylvania,
Monday, and was brought here for burial in the Comer cemetery, Friday., (2) Maryland Death Certificate, Reg. No. 10972, MSA No. S1179. Certificate signed by Dr. Willard P. Hudson., (3) Tombstone,
      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,
                                                                                 MaryLibby,Jimmy. PearlLeona,
                                                                                 Breece, Barbara, Bobby,
                                                                                 Pauline, Patty
        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,
                                                                                  Stella, Louise
* Sally 1897-Died the night Frank was born (Jackson, Stella and Troy also died young.)
Flem & Della with children about 1925