Daughter of Dr. Alanson Bull and Sarah Ann Sullivan Comstock.
From the 1814 History of Wapello County, Iowa, parts of pages 462-468. ---Sarah Ann Comstock was born in Richland township, July 27, 1859, and has always reside in Wapello county. Her father, Dr. A. B. Comstock, was born in Dayton, Ohio, March 1, 1818, and the mother's birth occurred at Sweet Home, Missouri, July 2, 1821. There she resided until her marriage, on the 17th of June, 1838, and about 1843 Dr. and Mrs. Comstock removed to Iowa, where he entered a quarter section of land in Richland township. The farm which he there secured remained their place of residence until they were called to the home beyond, the death of the father occurring September 4, 1890, while his wife survived until August 23, 1900. He was a graduate from a school of medicine in Ohio and continued in active practice throughout his entire life, in addition to which he managed his farm. In following his profession he rode over the country for a radius of twenty miles. Moreover, he was a prominent and influential citizen in other connections and was the first member of the state legislature from Wapello county. His early political support was given tot he whig party and upon its dissolution he joined the ranks of the new republican party, with which he afterward voted. In the Comstock family were eleven children: Francis J., who enlisted from Wapello county and served as lieutenant in the Civil war, his home being now in Richland, Missouri; James H., who enlisted at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, at the age of seventeen years for service in the Civil war; Chloe J., who became the wife of Hank Shields and is deceased; Henry, who died in childhood; Alanson B., deceased; Mrs. Frances Melvina Williams, of Bradyville, Iowa; Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson, deceased; Louisa, who died in childhood; Clara Ann, who died at the age of fifteen years; Mrs. Abernathy; Benjamin Butler, deceased; and one who died in infancy. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~