Comfort married Susannah H. LAWRENCE, daughter of Levi LAWRENCE and Abigail BURDICK, on 25 Sep 1816 in Brant County, Ontario, Canada. (Susannah H. LAWRENCE was born on 20 Jan 1795 in Burford, Brant County, Ontario, died on 2 Aug 1868 in West Oxford, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada 9 and was buried in Aug 1868 in West Oxford United Church Yard Cemetery, West Oxford, Ontario.)
Ontario Canada Deaths, 1869-1932 (West Oxford, Oxford County, Ontario; 1911). Surety: 4. Sage, Comfort
Died: 5 Apr 1887, age 90 years, 10 mos
Place of Birth: Bloomfield, U.S.
Cause of Death: five weeks paralysis
Informant: Bradford Sage, West Oxford [grandson]
2 1881 Canadian Census (West Oxford, Oxford South, Ontario, Canada). Repository: Latter Day Saints Family Search. Surety: 4. Lists Martha [Wilson] Sage (age 45, b. Quebec), widow, and children L. Mary (age 19, b. Ontario), Bradford (age 16, b. Ontario), Benson (age 14, b. Ontario), Albert (age 12, b. Ontario) and Emerson (age 8, b. Ontario), living in West Oxford, Ontario. Also in the household is Martha's father-in-law, Comfort Sage (age 85, b. US). Both Martha and Comfort are listed as "farmers."
Bantroch, Dave, Oxford County Militia Men of the War of 1812 (Oxford County, Ontario GenWeb). Surety: 4. Number: 2537
Case Number: 2478
Name: Comfort Sage
Age in 1875: 78
Residence: West Oxford, Oxford County, Ontario
Application made through: blank
Rank of applicant in 1812-1815: private
Corps or division in which he served: Norfolk
Cases paid: $20.00
Comments: none. Sources per Bantroch:
Department of Militia and Defense. 1876-1877. Militia Pensions - War of 1812-15. Ottawa : printed by Maclean, Roger & Co. [CIHM # 63006]
Department of Militia and Defense. 1876. Statement showing the Name, Age and Residence of Militiamen of 1812-15, who have applied to participate in the gratuity voted by Parliament in 1875, with the name of the corps or division and rank in which they served. Ottawa : printed by Maclean, Roger & Co. [CIHM # 93576]
4 1851 Census of Canada West, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (Oxford West, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Comfort Sage (age 56, b. U.S.), wife Susanna [Lawrence] (age 56, b. Canada) and children Enoch (age 22, b. Canada), Sally (age 24, b. Canada) and Lucy (age 13, b. Canada), living in West Oxford, Ontario. Comfort is listed as a "yeoman." Enoch is listed as a "farmer."
1871 Canadian Census (Oxford West, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. SAGE , COMFORT
Religion: Episcopal Methodist/Methodist Episcopal
Occupation: Farmer ( F )
District: OXFORD SOUTH ( 013 )
Sub-district: Oxford West ( E )
Microfilm reel: C-9911
Reference: RG31 — Statistics Canada
Upper Canada and Canada West Naturalization Records, 1828-1850 (ArchiviaNet Canadian Genealogy Center, National Archives of Canada, database). Surety: 4. Name: SAGE, Cumfort
File Number: 22
Microfilm reel number: C-15692
Reference: RG 5 B 47
Original signature: Comfort Sage, 22 Jul 1828
Shenston, Early Settlers of Oxford County, Ontario, 1852, p. 143 & 147. Surety: 4. SAGE, Comfort | listed in an 1816 assessment roll for "Oxford upon the Thames" (now known as West, East and North Oxford Townships) with 41 acres uncultivated, 6 acres cultivated | Shenston (1852), page 143.
SAGE, Comfort | listed in an 1824 assessment roll for West Oxford Township at Conc. 1, Lot 14 with 30 acres uncultivated and 20 acres cultivated [NOTE: some individuals appearing in this assessment may have actually resided in present day East Oxford or North Oxford Townships, which detached from "Oxford upon the Thames" during the early 1820s and in Jan. 1842 respectively] | Shenston (1852), page 147.
8 Ingersoll Daily Chronicle (Ingersoll, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada). Surety: 4. DEATH NOTICE: SAGE--In West Oxford [township], on Tuesday, April 5th, Comfort Sage, aged 90 years and 10 months.
9 Ibid. Surety: 4. DEATH NOTICE: SAGE--In West Oxford [township], August 2nd, Susannah Sage, wife of Comfort Sage, aged 72 years.