John Comfort, UEL

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John Comfort, UEL

Birthplace: Newtown, Ulster, NY
Death: Died in Niagara District, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert J Comfort, Jr. and Elizabeth Ann Comfort
Husband of Nancy Ann Johnson
Father of Rebecca Comfort Lane; Robert Comfort, son of UEL; Mary Serviss; John Book Comfort and Elizabeth Springsteen
Brother of Jacob Comfort; Thomas Jefferson Comfort; Robert Comfort; Mary Day; Benjamin Comfort and 3 others

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About John Comfort, UEL

17 Sept 1787 at Nigara Ontario upon return of disbanded Troops and Loyalist he settled in #1 township district of Niagara , He is one the first list of disbanded soldiers into the district of Niagara .An early entry shows his name crossed out with the name of Ramsey .In 1796 his eldest son Robert petitions and explains his father was deceased and was ticketed for land yet never received it. Robert was granted his claim and received land in Clinton and Gainsborough county in lieu of his father's original lot 12 concession 1 Niagara

1795 Lot 13 Con 1 Niagara Proven UEL Surname Comfort Given Name John Rank Where settled Niagara Status as Loyalist Proven Source Return of Disbanded Troops and Loyalist settled in No 1 Township of District of Niagara 17 Sept 1787 Report Bureau of Archives Settled before war New York Date and Place of death cir 1790 District of Niagara wife Name Nancy Ann Johnson was the daughter of Rebecca Haines and Dr. Jeremiah Johnson. When her mother remarried to Loyalist George Field Butler's Rangers, George adopted Ann who changed her name to Fields. Ann married John Comfort first , was widowed and then married Allan MacDonald. children daughter Rebecca Elizabeth married Joseph Lane

             son Robert married #1 Ann Elizabeth Book #2 Jane Zimmernan
             daughter Mary married #1 Thomas Decker [UEL of Butler's Ranger] and #2 Jacob Servos {Lt Indian Department
             daughter Elizabeth married Casper Springsteen
             son John married Hannah whose last name is unknown 

proven descendent 2008 Phyliss Cosby Vancouver Col John Butler

other information John first appears on a list of troop and disbanded loyalist in Niagara in 1787. He obtained a ticket for 300 acres from Major Campbell and is registered on lot 13 conc 1 in Niagara in 1795. An early map shows his name crossed out with land issued to Ramsey

. In 1796, his eldest son Robert petitions for the certifcate of his [now[ deceased father explaining his father was issued a ticket for land but not a certificate. Robert's 13 [sometimes seen as lot 12] conc 1 Niagara. information provided by Wendy Crosby Vancouver branch.

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John Comfort, UEL's Timeline

Newtown, Ulster, NY
Age 24
New York State
February 20, 1767
Age 26
New Mulbury, New York State, U.S.A.
Age 31
Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States
Age 34
Age 38
Ulster, New York, United States
Age 55
Niagara District, Ontario, Canada