Source: North Manchester Journal, September 14, 1893
After Thirty-Six Years
Among the visitors in town this week were Ichabod Comstock and his son Charles Comstock, of Green City, Missouri. Many of the older residents and early settlers will remember the senior Mr. Comstock who is a brother of the late and widely known Judge Comstock of Liberty Mills. Ichabod Comstock was a well known man in this vicinity along in the forties and fifties but it has now been thirty-six years since he left this country. He came to Liberty Mills in an early day and first started a tannery which was famous in the early history of that town. He afterward bought and cleared up what is known as the old Best farm, now owned by John Naber, about two miles east of Liberty Mills. In 1857 he moved to Missouri where he has lived ever since and become a rich, prominent and influential man in the State. He is a banker and owns large tracts of real estate. Mr. Comstock has been b ack but once since moving to Missouri, until this time, and that was in 1864. He is now past eighty years of age but a sprightly gentleman. He was greatly impressed with the growth and improvement of this country and was almost sorry that he did not remain here. His son is associated with him in business and a man middle age. He is a son-in-law of Mrs. S.C. Carson of Liberty Mills.