Comstock, William G.–Wethersfield, Connecticut–
Judge Comstock and his son , William G. Comstock bought the firm Wethersfield
Seed Gardens from its owner James Lockwood Belden in 1838. In 1845
Comstock took Henry Ferre as a partner. Comstock, Ferre & Co.
was incorporated in 1853. This was one of the first houses in the
trade to have nationwide distribution, through the frontier-riding of William
G. Comstock. The company focused on vegetable and herb seeds.
In 1871, Stephen F. Willard began working for Comstock as a “traveler”
and delivered seed to general stores in the Northeast using a horse and
wagon, and in 1889, he became president of the company.
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