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Posted by: wjcable, February 29, 2004, 11:55am
Comfort, McKune & allied families, Orange & Sullivan Cos., NY & Susquehanna, PA

My Mother in Delaware Co., NY was former Historian of the Comfort-McKune Reunion and interested in making contact with relatives of the following and for obtaining more information on their lives in these three counties, ie:

John COMFORT (4Oct1776 Deerpark-5Apr1850 Lanesboro, Susquehanna, PA) m <1798
Phoebe GILDERSLEEVE (b23Oct1776-27Dec1830 )
James S. Comfort (7/17Sep1805 Orange, NY-17Jan1885 Harmony, Susquehanna, PA) m 3Jun1830
Mary Ann McKUNE (9Sep1810 Sullivan, NY-3May1884 Lanesboro, Susquehanna, PA)

Joseph McKune Sr. (1762 Orange/ Ulster, NY-25May1850 Harmony, Susquehanna, PA) m c1783
Esther Many (1769 Craigsville, Orange, NY-1786/9 ?Craigsville), dau. of Barnabus (below)
Robert McKune (14Oct1786 Bloomingrove, Orange, NY-4Mar1861 Lanesboro, Susquehanna, PA) m 1Jan1808 Elizabeth Whitney Fowler (6Jul1782 -16May1817/5 Sullivan Co., NY)

Barnabus MANY, Orange Co. militia (1735 Ann St., NYC-28Apr1815 Craigsville) m c1760
Ann(e) EVERITT (c1746 -10Oct1822 Craigsville)
Robert Everitt (15Oct1715 Yaxley, Suffolk, UK->28Sep1781/<28Jun1785 Plattekill) m 1745
Esther BUTTERFIELD (17Sep1719 -2Feb1805)
Posted by: Guest (Guest), May 23, 2004, 1:19am; Reply: 1

DearColleagues,

I have for many years been seeking information on the ancestry of JOHN COMFORT my GGGGrandfather

What I know is

JOHN COMFORT.
Born Jun 1800 in PENNSYLVANIA.
Died 29 Jan 1873 in Indiana Co. Pa.  (Burrell Twp).

LIVING IN SHARPSBURG along the Allegheny River IN THE 1850 CENSUS
Living IN THE SAME HOUSE AS A WOMEN NAMED
ELIZABETH TYLER 92 YEARS OLD (B. 1758)
born in New Jersey - noted as cannot read or write

Death notice in INDIANA Messenger Jan 29, 1873
"of Burrell Twp of Consumption"
Age 72 years and 8 months

He married MARTHA.
Born 4 Jul 1801 in PENNSYLVANIA.
Died 28 Jan 1873 in INDIANA CO. PA. (BURRELL TWP).

IN INDIANA MESSENGER
DEATH NOTICE
"AGE 71 YEARS, 6 MONTHS AND 24 DAYS

They had the following children:

i.      JOHN L. COMFORT
ii.      LEAH COMFORT; Born 1828 in PENNSYLVANIA.
iii.      LYDIA COMFORT; Born 1838 in PENNSYLVANIA.

Various family stories have them coming into Western Pennsylvania first settling in Cumberland and Bradford County. There is some indication they might have been Church of The Brethren. They seem to have ties to New Jersey and perhaps down state New York.

Any information greatly appreciated.

Robert Iseman
Adelaide South Australia




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