At this point, his precise name and origins are still subjects for more determined inquiry. We believe he may have been of New England background. We have found no information regarding his marital status.
In September 1766, he signed a lease for a lot where the barracks formerly stood. In 1769, he acquired an adjoining lot. He held that property on what became Chapel Street for a number of years. Perhaps, he was the "Mr. Siverson" who was assessed in 1767 in the house of Gerrit A. Lansing.
Has probably was involved in the wood trades. He has been identifed as one of the carpenters who worked on Schuyler Mansion in 1761. In 1769, he was paid several times for making additions and other work on the Middle Dock.
By April 1781, Comfort Severs no longer held the lot in Albany. We do not know if he had died or had left Albany.
Sources: The life of Comfort Severs has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. This character may have some relevance! This person was a builder as well. Other contemporary inidviduals had similar names but none revealed an Albany context. Hopefully, more clarity is in our future!!
first posted: 8/30/07