John Comer

Male 1772 - 1828  (56 years)


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  • Name John Comer 
    Born 1772 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1828 
    Notes 
    • 1795 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      John Comer listed 100 acres on supernumerary taxes collected by Sheriff Malcom McNeill

      1795, May 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 523
      Ordered that Joseph Allen be appointed overseer of the Yadkin Road from the County line to the fork of the road at Instant Hall's plantation and have the following hands to work: William Morgan Jr., Stephen Smith, Nicholas Smith, George Cagle (Wolf), Peter Haire, Peter Garner, John Comber, Leonard Cagle, Moses Wilson, Nathan Morgan, George Morgan, Reuben Freeman and Henry Cagle's of age sons.

      1795, Aug 4 -- Land Grant #838, Moore County, NC
      David Allison received 269 acres located south of Bear Creek adjoining Adam Comer and his own line. Hezekiah Dunn and John Comer were chain carriers.

      1795, Sep 16 -- Land Grant #1187, Moore County, NC
      John Hare [assignee of Dennis Carpenter] received 100 acres located south of Williams Creek adjoining his own line, Adam Comer, Ludlow and including Adam Comer's hogpen. Everet Sheffield and John Comer were chain carriers.

      1796, Aug 24 -- Land Grant #1861, Moore County, NC
      Charles Holden received 100 acres located in the fork of Williams Creek and Bear Creek adjoining his own line and John Gardner. Jno. Comer and Jno. Holden were chain carriers.

      1797, Feb 25 -- Land Grant #1466, Moore County, NC
      Adam Comer received 100 acres located on Williams Creek adjoining Garner and Smitherman and including his own improvement. John Comer and Adam Smith were chain carriers.

      1797, Feb 25 -- Land Grant #1467, Moore County, NC
      Adam Comer [assignee of John Comer] received 100 acres located on Williams Creek adjoining Ledlow and his own line. John Comer and Adam Smith were chain carriers.

      1797, Mar 20 -- Land Grant #915, Moore County, NC
      John Comer received 100 acres located on Williams Creek adjoining Owen Carpenter and James Ledlow. Adam Comer Sr. and Adam Comer Jr. were chain carriers.

      1799, Feb 1 -- Land Grant #0180, Moore County, NC
      Richard Doud received 100 acres located north of Bear Creek adjoining Peter Garner, Martin Ott, David Allison and Wm. Garner. John Comer and John Garner were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: Never granted]

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 606
      John Comer
      (26-45) 1M
      (16-26) 1F
      (0-10) 2M 2F

      1811, Jul 5 -- Land Grant #2097, Moore County, NC
      Adam Comber received 100 acres located north of Williams Creek adjoining his own line, Ludlow, John Comber and the heirs of Malcom McNeill, Dec'd. John Comber and Martin Comber were chain carriers.

      1828, Feb 10 -- Will Book B Page 59, Moore County, NC
      Nuncupative Will of John Comer, Dec'd. [died Feb 11, 1828]. Heirs: wife and children [unnamed]. Executors: Neill McLeod Esq. and John Dunlap. Witness: Neill McLeod, John Dunlap and Nathaniel Tucker. Proven Feb 20, 1828.

      1828, May 20 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 213
      The nuncupative will of John Comer Dec'd. was proven by Nathaniel Tucker Esq.

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 473
      Polly Comer
      (40-50) 1F
      (20-30) 1M 2F
      (15-20) 1F
      (10-15) 1M 1F
      (5-10) 2M

      1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 195
      Mary Comer
      (50-60) 1F
      (20-30) 1M
      (15-20) 1F
      (10-15) 1M
    Person ID I43512  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2021 

    DNA Tests  8 DNA tests are associated with John Comer 

    Father Adam Comer,   b. 1750,   d. Between 1818-1820  (Age 70 years) 
    Family ID F14309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary "Polly",   b. 1780-1790 
    Notes 
    • John Comer died in 1828 leaving a wife and children (none were named in the will). Polly Comer is listed in the 1830 Census age 40-50 with eight children. Living beside Polly are Thomas Comer (age 20-30) and Henry Cagle and wife Delilah Comer (both age 20-30). It is my belief that Polly was the widow of John and Thomas and Delilah were two of their unnamed children in the will.
    Children 
     1. Thomas Comer,   b. 1800-1805
    +2. Delilah Comer,   b. 15 Mar 1805,   d. 28 Mar 1875  (Age 70 years)
    +3. Sallie Comer,   b. 1812
    +4. John Comer,   b. 1814
    +5. Phillip Comer,   b. 1814,   d. Bef 1870  (Age < 55 years)
    Last Modified 19 May 2021 
    Family ID F14310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    1795 Petition, Moore County, NC - Courthouse Relocation
    1795 Petition, Moore County, NC - Courthouse Relocation
    1795, Jan -- Petition, Nov 1794-Feb 1795 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3 Folder 15
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly to move the courthouse to a more suitable location. Signers include: [selected signers] Michal Dickinson, Kindred Muse, James Hill, Himrick Hill, Kindred Muse, John Baton, Donald Martin, Murdoch Martin, Wm. Wright, Joseph Wright, Ezekieh Dunn, Dannel McLeod, Thomas Dunn, John Ritchardson, John Dunn, Gorg Morgin, Wm. Morgen, W. Barrett, Adam Comer, John Comer, Leanard Caggle, Andrew White, Thomas Smithermon, James Elkins, Ruben Freman, John Shuffeld, John Sheffeld, George Williams, Stephen Davis, Jesse Brown JP, William Dunn, Stephen Ritchandson, Ansel Melton Sener., Everit Wallis, Wm. Key, Nathaniel Melton, David Richardson, James Manes, John Gilliam, Christyen Stuts, Bartholomew Dunn, Angus MacIver and Allen Beaton.