Josiah Comfort, son of Nathaniel Comfort and Margaret Ann Baker , was born May 25,1834 in Ithaca Twp, Tompkins Co, New York. He married Margaret Ann O'Daniel September 29, 1862 in Westmoreland, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas. He died August 28, 1882 in Westmoreland, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas. Margaret Ann O'Daniel, daughter of James Franklin O'Daniel and Margaret "Peggy" Ann Howell , was born September 29, 1838 in Kentucky. She died June 25, 1885.

Children of Josiah Comfort and Margaret Ann O'Daniel are:
1. Robert Josiah Comfort, b. November 04, 1866 See Robert Josiah Comfort & Alice Lenora Cougher
2. Nathaniel Comfort, b. June 13, 1863 See Nathaniel Comfort & Sarah Elizabeth Murphy OR Nathaniel Comfort & Laura Belle Robbins
3. Franklin "Frank" Willis Comfort, b. 1865 See Franklin "Frank" Willis Comfort & Hattie L. Bell
4. Louis Lyman Comfort, b. April 30, 1869 See Louis Lyman Comfort & Jennie Brown
5. Theresa "Tressie" Pearl Comfort, b. February 21, 1871 See John Brooke McClure & Theresa "Tressie" Pearl Comfort

Notes for Josiah Comfort:

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He was b. at Ithaca, and was a farmer and blacksmith. He and his brother
William moved (1860) from Ill. to Westmoreland, Kan. The 1850 census of
Rock Island Co., Ill, enumerated him in the household of his step-father
Charles Marshall, a blacksmith. At Westmoreland, he had a blacksmith
shop on his farm, and is said to have been one of the first men of that
area to obtain a living by service to the public. He and Margaret are
bd. in Admantha Cem. Identify of dates and place make it virtually
certain that his death in Pottawatomie Co. was recorded under the name C.
Comfort; the later was a farmer, ae. 74, who d. on Aug. 29, 1907.

Note: In Josiah's household:
Census 1870 - Pottawatomie Twp, Pottawatomie Co, KS - Koag, William, 20,
Works on a farm, Calif.

Sources for Josiah Comfort:

  1. Census: 1880-KS, Pottawatomie Co, Rock Creek Twp, J. COMFORT, Male 46 NY Farmer NY NY
  2. LDS IGI,
  3. Cemetery: KS, Pottawatamie Co, Admantha/Jenkins Cemetery, "COMFORT, Josiah 5/25/1834 8/28/1882"

Notes for Margaret Ann O'Daniel:

Sources for Margaret Ann O'Daniel:

  1. Census: 1880-KS, Pottawatomie Co, Rock Creek Twp, M. A. COMFORT, Wife Female 41 KY House Keeper KY KY
  2. LDS IGI, "29 September 1835"
  3. Newspaper: Westmoreland Recorder - Railroad Edition,
  4. Cemetery: KS, Pottawatamie Co, Admantha/Jenkins Cemetery, "COMFORT, Margaret A. 9/29/1838 6/25/1885"

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