Children of William F. and Helena Robertson Comrie:
# 1. George Robertson Comrie born June 23, 1867 New York, New York, died 1944 New York, New York. George R. married late in life to a Bessie S. with no issue
# 2. Addie Comrie born October 13, 1870 New York, New York, died February 21, 1891 East Providence, Rhode Island
# 3. Edith Comrie born July 4, 1875 East Providence, Rhode Island, died September 5, 1892 E. Providence, Rhode Island
# 4. Jeanette L. Comrie born June 22, 1876 East Providence, Rhode Island, died December 25, 1945 East Providence, Rhode Island; Jennie never married and continued to live in the home place on Freeborn Ave.
# 5. William Robertson Comrie born January 5, 1879 East Providence, Rhode Island, married Eliza Allison Griffin (b. 1881) and had two daughters Florence H. (1902) and Nettie F. (1908) he died 1956 in East Providence, Rhode Island; William may have been separated from his wife and was living with his sister Jennie (maybe William was looking out for his sister Jennie)
(information provided by janelle warden)
William F. Comrie enlisted on November 24th, 1861, at New York City, New York, for three years service, and was mustered into service as a Private in Company C of the 12th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment on December 2nd, 1861. He was wounded in action on July 1st, 1862, in the Peninsula Campaign in Virginia, and was discharged due to disability on November 10th, 1862. He re-enlisted on February 9th, 1863, in New York City, New York, for three years service, at the age of 18, and was mustered into service as a Private in Company D of the 9th New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry Regiment on August 29th, 1863. His entire company was transferred as Company H to the 17th New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry Regiment on October 14th, 1863, as a result of the consolidation of the 9th, 11th, 17th, & 38th Veteran Regiments to form the 17th Veteran Infantry Regiment. He was promoted to Corporal on January 20th, 1865, and served with the regiment in its campaigns in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, & North Carolina. After taking part in the Grand Review of the Union Armies in Washington, D.C., in May of 1865 he was mustered out of service with the company on July 13th, 1865, at Alexandria, Virginia.
At the time of his enlistment he listed his place of birth as Scotland, and was described as having gray eyes, light hair, a light complexion, was 5 ft. 7 in. tall, being employed as a Clerk. (thank you Kenneth Robison II)
Helena Robertson Comrie (1846 - 1922)
Addie Comrie (1870 - 1890)*
Edith Comrie (1875 - 1892)*
Jean Comrie (1876 - 1945)*
Civil War Veteran.
Note: 9th NY Inf. Co. D. & 17th NY Inf. Co. H.
Rhode Island, USA
Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Dec 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23243887