Biographies of American Seedsmen and Nurserymen 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.
Sources: SW1; Comstock; SW2; AN