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Joshua Benjamin Comley
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1857
Garrard County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 1910
Madison County
Indiana, USA

Joshua was born to David Comley, Sr., and Amelia Jane Hurt in Garrard or Washington County. On 14 Aug 1879 he married his first wife, Esther Jane Webb, by whom he had five children: Lily, William, Ulysses, Anna Pearl and Lee Roy. Shortly after the birth of Lee Roy, Joshua became involved with a young Cherokee Indian girl by the name of Sarah Rebecca Tapp. He was a blacksmith and had probably been called to shoe horses or fix machinery at the Shaker-run Pleasant Hill where Rebecca and her family were then living. Joshua abandoned Eliza and the children and ran off with Sarah, settling in Anderson, Indiana. About 1892 they married and had eight children: Bertha, Pearl, Edna, Bessie, Arthur, Helen, Ruth and Eugene. Joshua was a blacksmith and he operated his own shop in Anderson. Joshua died of gramo disease at the age of 52.

Joshua was my 2nd great grandfather.
Family links: 
  Sarah Rebecca Tapp Comley Biddle (1873 - 1954)
  Esther Jane Webb Comley (1864 - 1907)*
  Lillian Frances Comley Goodwin (1881 - 1932)*
  Ulysses Comley (1884 - 1909)*
  Anna Pearl Comley Eschman (1888 - 1929)*
  Lee Roy Comely (1891 - 1895)*
  Bertha Floy Comley Bolin (1893 - 1978)*
  Pearl Nellie Comley George (1895 - 1939)*
  Edna May Comley Cook (1896 - 1936)*
  Bessie Comley Arfons (1899 - 1983)*
  Arthur Comley (1902 - 1918)*
  Helen Burdette Comley Hewitt (1905 - 1983)*
  Ruth Ann Comley Must (1906 - 1983)*
*Calculated relationship
Maplewood Cemetery
Madison County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 27, Lot 99. The grave is unmarked.
Created by: David Eschman
Record added: Jul 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54603248
Joshua Benjamin Comley
Added by: David Eschman
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- Shirley Bryant-Dalton
 Added: Jul. 3, 2012

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