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McComas/McCommas of Scotland ,Virginia ,W. Virginia , Missouri Tennessee , Texas

Journal by SesC37

Descendants of Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.) McComas


Generation No. 1

1. Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1 McComas1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 was born 1664 in Scotland, and died 17 October 1699 in Baltimore , Hartford Co., Maryland. He married Elizabeth Hubbert/McGill 1687 in Anne Arundel Co., Md.. She was born 1664 in Scotland, and died Bet. 13 August 1726 & 1736 in Baltimore , Hartford Co., Maryland.

Notes for Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.) McComas:

ORIGIN OF THE MACOMAS NAME AND PREFT HISTORY OF THE SCOTTISH PEOPLE
According to Scottish and English ,and the old Norse Sagas ,the Norseman began occupying
Scotland in 870 A.D. ...The MacComas line is found in with the Gunn Clan and the progenitor
of that line was Gunnius or Gunn ,brother of Sweyn the Celebrate Freswick pirate. Our Gunn
ancestors were descended in the male line from Sweyn Asfeifarson, the Great Viking . The
Gunn Clan had different divisions one of them were the MacComas .The MacComas name
first appeared in the Gunn Clan .

Believed to be Poctish origin (painted or tattooed people) The Poctish migrated from
northwest Frances to Scotland probably around 400-500 AD. They were a known clan in
Scotland up to the emigration into America around 1500 (Viking Ancestry ) and the 1600's .
The McComas clan probably entered the America's around Baltimore Md.... Anne Arundel
Co., has records for McComas' in the early 1600's .probably a significant amount of Viking
blood in the Scots line ,as the Vikings raids on Scotland and Ireland and the west coast of
England begin in about 800 AD. and continued for 100 years. The Vikings eventually gave
up their war ways and settle in these areas ,were they intermarried into the population.

Between 1638 and 1688 Scotland was in a constant state of Civil up rest because many people
refused to accept the Royal Decree that the King was head of the church . Those who refused,
to sign a covenant which stated that only Jesus Christ could command such a position ,they
were effectively signing their own death warrants . This began the bloodiest periods of Scottish
History known as the Killing Times.In 1642 England is in Civil War . Principally over religious
issues of the day.In 1650 the Civil War of England ended with Oliver Cromwell responsible
for the beheading of King Charles I. Cromwell invades Scotland to try and crush the Scottish
spirit.1660's the Scots suffer another what is called the "Killing Times" as England under
Charles II assumes the crown after Comwell dies. Charles II , tries to force the Church Of
England on the Scots. 1662-1679 "the Killing Times " continued in Scotland as a result the
Scots migrated to Ireland . The Irish wasn't happy about this . These hostilities are basis of the
Catholic- Protestant problems that continue in Northern Ireland until this day in Ireland.
1685-1688 James Ii rules England and as a Catholic he vows to destroy Protestantism.1689
William of Orange takes the throne and keeps his promise to allow the Scots the freedom in
religious matters.1697 by this time 200,000 Scottish settlers has migrated to Ireland and
formed plantations .In 1707 the act of Union unites Scotland and England as the United
Kingdom In 1717 the great migration to North America begins and by 1770,migration of these
Scots ,some having made the trip through Ireland ,Comprise 1/4 of the population of t
colonies .These colonies were often refereed to as the "Scotch -Irish" ,but were Scots who
had passes through Ireland in their move to America . There were no significant Irish
population in the Colonies until the mid 1800's As a result of the "Potato Famine" in Ireland.
Source of Information: Shirley Crow Straley McComas Researcher

Notes for Daniel McComas The Person:
Daniel Alexander McComas Sr. was the captain of the guard at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland
about 1685 During the time of James II being King and he vows to destroy the protestants .
Daniel was force to fled with a price on his head ,he hides as a taylor until he could get out of
the country . He comes to America between 1684-1687 ,with 55 other men from Scotland and
settles in Anne Arundel Co.,Md. on the Severn River.Daniel is thought to be the first McComas
in America.

Our Ancestor come to America to have freedom in a new land . The probably could not even
own the land that they lived on before they come here. Most come to have more that their
parents had , to have the freedom to worship ,the freedom of speech and to own the land
and raise their families . They came in on the east coast and started moving further west
until the land was populated . Our Ancestor had the courage to go where it was unknown and
build towns and homes . They were brave and hard working pioneers ,which that was
hat it took to settle this great land that we live in today.

Some of the McComas families come to Texas to settle . They settle around Dallas Co., ,Tx.
They also came with the Peters Colony . They were in the local government and fought in the war
with Mexico and the Civil War . Serving with the Confederate Army . Some even change their
name from McComas to McCommas . The McCommas name was the ones that was on the
side of the South . ....

Source of Information : Gerald (Jerry) Martin; McComas researcher descendant of Stephen
McComas ( email ) Texas933@pacbell.net

While researching the McComas family an interested article was found that gives the reader
an ideal of some of the hardships that our forefathers endured .It also tells the reader as to
the strength within the family that enable them to over come the hardships.
Daniel McComas late of Anne Arundel ,Md ,decease ,and Elizabeth McComas ,the wife and
flower of Daniel had sons John, William <Alexander ,and Daniel Jr. also a daughter Ellenor.
Elizabeth his wife stated that it was the wish of Daniel that his children to be free and if
possible Elizabeth should keep the land and care for the children until they reach the age
of 17 years.She had no wish to go against him, but she could not support the children .
Elizabeth had to have the children bounded out until age 17 ,except if she should die she
wish them to be free of indenture by age 16 years. John was 12 on July 14 last ,William
was 10 on October 16 last ,Alexander was 7 on Sept 14 last ,Daniel would be 3 on Jan12
next .This date was on Oct 17,1699 in June court records ,Anne Arundel Co.,Md. ,shows that
John ,Alexander and Daniel McComas , orphans living at the home of Stephen Gill . Farther
research show that the sons of Daniel and Elizabeth McComas went on to acquire land ,raise
families ,and prosper in the colony of Maryland . So the wishes of Daniel and Elizabeth were
fulfilled . And strength and caring found in the words of Daniel ,continues to connect all the
various ,branches of the families.....
.by Robert McComas Wood,McComas Researcher
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Daniels inventory was filed April 7,1700 Hall of Records Inventories XIX 1/2 B Annapolis Md.
Anne Arundel Co. June Court Records Book page 352 ,1706 shows sons John ,Alexander and
Daniel Jr -as orphans living in the home of Stephen Gill ; Ellenor McComas orphan ,living in
the home of William Stephens ; William McComas ,orphan was living in the home of John
Warfield . No further record of daughter Ellenor has been found. Perhaps she went to Pa. with
the Stephen family or stayed in Md. and married someone not yet known.

Others sources of information "The McComas Saga " is at Maryland Historical Society ,
Baltimore ,Md.
Later work titled "McComas Family of Maryland "at LDS Library ,Salt Lake City ,Ut .



Children of Daniel*< McComas and Elizabeth Hubbert/McGill are:
2 i. James2 McComas9,10, died Unknown.
3 ii. Elizabeth McComas, born in Baltimore , Hartford Co., Maryland; died Unknown in Baltimore , Hartford Co., Maryland.
+ 4 iii. John McComas, born 04 July 1687; died 1739.
+ 5 iv. William(1) McComas, born 16 October 1689; died Unknown.
+ 6 v. Alexander<*(Sr.) McComas, born 14 September 1692 in Anne Arundel Co., Md; died 04 February 1761 in Baltimore , MD.
+ 7 vi. Daniel Alexander (Jr.) McComas, born 12 January 1695/96 in Baltimore , Hartford Co., Maryland; died 1765.
8 vii. Ellenor McComas, born 1698; died Unknown.


Generation No. 2

4. John2 McComas (Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) was born 04 July 1687, and died 1739. He married Ann Bell Delap Love Abt. 1713. She died Unknown.

Children of John McComas and Ann Love are:
9 i. Alexander3 McComas, died Unknown.
10 ii. William McComas, died Unknown.


5. William(1)2 McComas (Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) was born 16 October 1689, and died Unknown. He married (1) Elizabeth Scott. She died Unknown. He married (2) Mary McComas 1797. She died Unknown.

Children of William(1) McComas and Elizabeth Scott are:
11 i. Cordella3 McComas, died Unknown.
12 ii. Fredrick McComas, died Unknown.


Children of William(1) McComas and Mary McComas are:
13 i. Sabra3 McComas, died Unknown.
14 ii. George Alexander McComas, born 22 July 1803; died Unknown. He married Elizabeth Guyton 17 December 1827; born 26 April 1803; died 17 March 1887.
15 iii. Thomas Jefferson McComas, born Abt. 1816; died Unknown.


6. Alexander<*(Sr.)2 McComas (Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1)11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21 was born 14 September 1692 in Anne Arundel Co., Md, and died 04 February 1761 in Baltimore , MD. He married (1) Elizabeth Day Bet. 15 & 19 November 1713, daughter of Nicholes Day and Sarah Lowe/Cox. She was born 1697 in Maryland, and died 08 May 1726 in Maryland. He married (2) Hannah Whitaker 23 August 1728 in Joppa , St. Johns Parish , Maryland, daughter of John Whitaher. She died Unknown.

Notes for Alexander<*(Sr.) McComas:
His will is on record in Baltmore Maryland Will #32 page 179
St George parish Records 16879-1793..... by Bill & Martha Reamy
Early Hartford Countians ...by Henry C. Peden Jr.
Marylanders to Carolina ....by Henry C. Peden
Baltimore County Families ...By Barens
McComas Saga ...at the Maryland Historical Society,Baltimore ,Md.
McComas Family of Maryland ....at LDS Library ,Salt Lake City,Ut.I have the book, "Harford County, Maryland Wills 1774-1800" by Ralph H. Morgan Jr., printed 1990, 1994 and reprinted in 2000 by Willow Bend Books (which I have) and it has listed:

Alexander McComas
To: Grandson, Alexander McComas, son of Edward Day McComas
Wife, Mary McComas
Son, Edward Day McComas - tract 112 acres Edinborough
Son, Alexander McComas - tract 50 acres part of Horse Range currently belonging to son Nicholas Day
Children, Elizabeth Lytle, Nicholas Day McComas, Mary McComas, & George McComas
Executers: Sons, Nicholas Day & George McComas
Witness: William Smith; George McComas; Nicholas Day McComas

date signed 8 Feb 1790
date recorded 8 Apr 1800

Children of Alexander<*(Sr.) McComas and Elizabeth Day are:
16 i. Sarah3 McComas, born 05 October 1714; died Unknown. She married Richard Rhodes; died Unknown.
17 ii. Elizabeth Day McComas, born 1716 in Joppa , Baltimore Co., Maryland; died 26 February 1758 in Hartford Co.,Md.. She married Thomas(Jr.) Norris 16 December 1736 in Hartford Co, MD.; born 27 November 1713; died 12 December 1760 in Baltimore Co., Maryland.

Notes for Thomas(Jr.) Norris:
THE WILL of THOMAS NORRIS of Baltimore Co.
Dated 26 December 1757, Proved 24 March 1761
Spouse of Elizabeth McComas

Transcript of Will Recorded in

Baltimore County, Maryland - Will Records, Book 2, page 357


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In the Name of God Amen, I Thomas Norris of Winters Run in Baltimore County in the Province of Maryland being blessed be God in perfect health and of a disposing mind and memory do for the better Setting of my Temporal affairs Constitute and appoint this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say Chiefly and first of all I humbly recommend my Soul into the Hands of its Merciful Creator wholly trusting in the Merits of my Blessed Redeemer for a Joyful Resurrection at the last day and my Body to the earth from whence it came there to be decently Interred by the Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. And as for my small Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with all I Give, bequeath and dispose of in Manner and form following.

First I Give and Bequeath unto my son, John Norris the one-half of my land called Macedon to be laid off to him the said John on that part Where the Great hollow Rock lyeth, the aforesaid land unto him the said John Norris, his heirs and assigns forever.

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Aquilla Norris the Other half of my land called Macedon, to be laid off to him the said Aquilla on that part where my dwelling House standeth the said land to him the said Aquilla Norris his heirs and assigns forever.

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Thomas Norris a parcel of land lying on His Lordships Reserve called Turkey Range being Fifty four Acres of Land more or less the aforesaid parcel of land unto him the said Thomas Norris his heirs and assigns for ever.

I Give and bequeath unto my son Alexander Norris a parcel of land lying in his Lordships Reserve called Hills and Dales being forty seven Acres of land more or less the aforesaid parcel of land unto him the said Alexander Norris, his heirs and assigns forever.

Item I Give and bequeath unto my son James Norris. One Negro Girl called Phillis with her increase unto him the said James Norris his heirs and assigns forever. And as for the remainder of my Estate my Will is that after my Just Debts are paid it be equally divided amongst all my Children.

And lastly I appoint my loving Wife Elizabeth Norris, Executrix of this my last Will and Testament utterly revoking all other and former Wills and Testaments at any time by me before made. Ratifying and Confirming this only for my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my Seal the Twenty-sixth day of December 1757. Signed, Sealed, Pronounced and declared by the said Thomas Norris for his last Will and Testament in presence of us the Subscribers. <

Dan'l Maccomas, Son of Wm.,
Solomon Maccomas,
Moses Maccomas


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Transcript of Court Attachment
to the Will of Thomas Norris as Recorded in
Baltimore County, Maryland - Will Records, Book 2, page 358

March the 24th, 1761 Daniel Maccomas, Son of Wm., Solomon Maccomas, and Moses Maccomas makes Oath on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God that they saw the Testator Thomas Norris sign the foregoing Will & heard him publish & declare the same to be his last Will and Testament, that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound & disposing mind & memory, that they subscribed their respective names as witnesses to the said Will in the presence of the Testator and at his Request.
Sworne before Wm. Young, Dcom, Balt. County.

The Widow abides by her Thirds according to Law.



+ 18 iii. Daniel McComas III, born 1719; died Unknown.
+ 19 iv. Alexander (Jr.) McComas, born 1722 in John 's Parish , Joppa , Baltimore Co., Maryland; died 18 October 1760 in HartFord , Maryland.
+ 20 v. (John) David*< Lusk Sr. McComas, born 03 February 1724/25 in Hartford Co.,Md.; died 1793 in Montomery Co., Virginia.
21 vi. Mary(1) McComas, born 08 May 1726 in Shelby Co., Ky.; died Unknown in Shelby Co., Ky.. She married Rev. John Whitaker; died Unknown.


Children of Alexander<*(Sr.) McComas and Hannah Whitaker are:
22 i. Hannah3 McComas, born 25 March 1730; died Unknown. She married Jacob Miles; died Unknown.

Notes for Hannah McComas:
This is Hannah Whitaker McComas daughter and she married the son of Hannah McComas
second husband Thomas Miles , this makes Hannah Whitakes McComas a step mother in-law
to her on daughter .

23 ii. Aquilla (1) McComas, born 05 May 1731; died Unknown. He married Sarah Preston; died Unknown.

Notes for Aquilla (1) McComas:
Aquilla -means Hawk ,eagle or raptor in latin and is spelled ( Aquila) in Latin or (Aquilla) in
Spanish. It is also a caracter in the Bible.

+ 24 iii. Priscilla McComas, born 1733; died Unknown.


7. Daniel Alexander (Jr.)2 McComas (Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) was born 12 January 1695/96 in Baltimore , Hartford Co., Maryland, and died 1765. He married (1) Mary /Eleanor(unk) McComas. She died Unknown. He married (2) Martha Scott 26 December 1734. She was born 1715, and died 1786.

Children of Daniel McComas and Martha Scott are:
25 i. Aquilla (2)3 McComas, died Unknown.
26 ii. James McComas, born 13 September 1735 in St John's Parish ,Balitmore Co.,Md.; died 1791.

Notes for James McComas:
From "A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789", Volume 2: I-Z, by Edward C. Papenfuse, Alan F. Day, David W. Jordon, and Gregory A. Stiverson

McComas (MacComas), James (1735-1791).

BORN: on September 13, 1735, in St. John's Parish, Baltimore County; eldest son.

NATIVE: third generation.

RESIDED: in Baltimore (later became Bush River Lower Hundred, Harford) County.

FAMILY BACKGROUND: FATHER: Daniel MacComas (1696/97 - 1765) of Baltimore County, planter, son of Daniel McComas (? - ca. 1699) of Anne Arundel County and wife Elizabeth. MOTHER: Martha (ca. 1715 - 1786), daughter of Daniel Scott (ca. 1680 - 1744/45) and wife Elizabeth (? - 1758). BROTHERS: Daniel; William (1739-?); John (1741-?); and Aquila (?-1773). SISTERS: Elizabeth (1737-?); Sarah, who married in 1764 William Bradford; Hannah (ca. 1746-?); Martha (1749-?), who married in 1765 Robert Amoss; and Mary. FIRST COUSINS: Aquila Scott (1756-?); Thomas Bond of Thomas (?-1800). MARRIED on November 15, 1761, Elizabeth (ca. 1745-1826), daughter of Solomon Hillen (? - ca. 1747) and wife Elizabeth Raven. Elizabeth was the stepdaughter after 1748 of Thomas Wheeler (? - ca. 1770). Her brothers were Solomon (ca. 1737-1801), who married his stepsister Martha Wheeler (? - by 1769); Nathan (? - by 1752). Her step or half brothers were Benjamin Wheeler; Thomas Wheeler; and Josias Wheeler. Her step or half sisters were Charity Jenkins; Sarah Green; Susanna Wheeler; Hannah Cooper; Mary Clements; and Elizabeth Wheeler. Her stepsister was Martha Wheeler (? - by 1769). CHILDREN. SONS: William (ca. 1762-?); James (ca. 1764-?); Josias H. (c. 1766-?); and Nathaniel (ca. 1776-?), who married in 1800 Susanna Bradford. DAUGHTERS: Martha (ca. 1770-?), who married (first name unknown) Slade; Elizabeth (ca. 1772-?), who married in 1805 William Smith; Susannah (ca. 1774-?), who married (probably Samuel) Bradford; Sarah; Charlotte; and Mary.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGOUS AFFLICATION: Anglican, St. John's Parish, Baltimore (later became Harford) County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Esq., by 1783. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter; owned a sawmill in partnership with Daniel McComas by 1791.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: 5th Convention, Harford County, 1778-1779 ( determined ineligible for seat because he did not resign his colonel's commission until the third day of the election in Harford County; discharged on October 30, 1778; reelected and returned on November 25, 1778; Tax Commissioners 3), 1779-1780, 1780-1781, 1790. LOCAL OFFICES: War Committee, Bush River Lower Hundred, Harford County, appointed 1778, 1779, 1782, 1784, in office 1783, 1790; St. John's Parish Vestry, Harford County, elected 1782. MILITARY SERVICE: captain, 8th Battalion, Harford County Militia, appointed April 26, 1776; lt. colonel, 8th Battalion, Harford County Militia, commissioned April 9, 1778, resigned in the fall of 1778. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: signed Bush Declaration, Harford County, March 22, 1775.

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: 8 slaves, 1776; assessed value 432.0.0, including 7 slaves, 14 oz. plate, 1783; 1 slave, 1790. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: ca. 397 acres in Harford County (305 acres inherited from his father, 92 acres by purchase). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: assessed for 380 acres in Harford County and one improved lot in Abingdon, Harford County, 1783. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: between February 17 and March 5, 1791, in Harford County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: size of estate unknown. LAND: probably 380 acres in Harford County.




27 iii. Elizabeth McComas, died Unknown.
28 iv. Sarah McComas, died Unknown.
29 v. Thomas McComas, died Unknown.
30 vi. William(2) McComas, born 1739; died Unknown.
31 vii. Daniel McComas, died Unknown.
32 viii. Maetha McComas, died Unknown.
33 ix. Mary McComas, died Unknown.
34 x. Hannah McComas, died Unknown.


Generation No. 3

18. Daniel3 McComas III (Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) was born 1719, and died Unknown. He married Ann Miles, daughter of Thomas Miles and Unk. She died Unknown.

Child of Daniel McComas and Ann Miles is:
+ 35 i. William (3)4 McComas, died Unknown.


19. Alexander (Jr.)3 McComas (Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) was born 1722 in John 's Parish , Joppa , Baltimore Co., Maryland, and died 18 October 1760 in HartFord , Maryland. He married Mary Bradford or Street. She was born 18 September 1727 in Baltimore , Hartford Co., Maryland, and died 1806.

Children of Alexander McComas and Mary Street are:
+ 36 i. Edward Day4 McComas, born 1752 in HartFord , Maryland; died October 1794.
37 ii. George McComas, born 1760 in Hartford Co.,Md.; died Abt. 1801 in In Ohio River.


20. (John) David*< Lusk Sr.3 McComas (Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) was born 03 February 1724/25 in Hartford Co.,Md., and died 1793 in Montomery Co., Virginia. He married Catherine* Burke22 20 May 1754 in Giles Co., New River , Virginia, daughter of William* Burke and Mary Taylor. She was born 1737 in Augusta Co., Virginia, and died 1798 in Giles Co., Virginia.

Notes for (John) David*< Lusk Sr. McComas:
(AFN-1DQZ-MBG)
Mac Thomas means son of Thomas . In the ancient Gaelic the letter "C" made the same
phonetic sound as the English "Th" so McComas and anglicized MacThomas are really
one and the same.(both meaning the son of Thomas)

This name of David Lusk has been seen as John David and John David Jr. and his son
David and David Jr....need census are deed to show correct order.** Important note :
David may not be the son of Alexander ....Gertrude Stephens < gjs123@juno.com> has
a copy of Alexander's will and said there is no mention of David .** this is not a good
sign , perhaps they were not on good terms and he was left out . Usually there is a
mention in the will even if there is no inheritance . We have his birth date and place
but not positive about his father. (By Jerry Martin ,McComas researcher)

The child of Chloe Bailey and David Jr. was possible David Sr.,and not his sons . His son
file a suit in the Commonwealth of Va.

Excerpt from
History of West Virginia in Two Parts
By Virgil A. Lewis (Corresponding Member of the Virginia Historical Society)
Published 1889, Philadelphia, by Hubbard Brothers

pp. 730-733, LINCOLN COUNTY

Pioneers. ?The first settlement within the county the date of which can be ascertained was that made by Jesse McComas, John McComas, David McComas, William and Moses McComas, all of whom came in the year 1799. In the summer of that year they cultivated twenty acres of corn, probably the first ever grown in the Upper Guyandotte Valley. In the autumn they returned east of the mountains and brought their families. Near them other cabins were soon reared by John Lucas, William Hinch and John Johnson. About the year 1800, Isaac Hatfield settled on Ranger's branch, a tributary of Ten-mile creek, and James Hatfield, William Smith and John L. Baker soon came to reside in the same vicinity. In 1807, Luke Adkins found a home near the mouth of Slash creek, on Mud river, twelve miles southeast of the present site of Hamlin. Near him other cabins were reared by his brothers, John and Mark, William and Richard Lovejoy, William Cummins, Mathias Plumley, Silas Cooper, Hamilton Adkins, Peter Holstein, William Smith and William Cooper. In 1801, John Tackett removed his family to a cabin on Trace-fork creek. Other early settlers along the same stream were James Wells, Jonathan Williams, Joseph Holley, James Alford, Reuben Cremeans, Abraham Smith and George Alford. In 1811, Richard Parsons led the way into the wilderness and settled at the mouth of Cobb's creek. Those who came to reside near him on the stream were Eli Parsons, Samuel M. Midkiff, and James Lively.

In 1776 John McComas and his brother-in-law, Thomas H. Napier, came from western Maryland to the New River Valley. McComas was of that bold, adventurous, Scotch-Irish stock that feared no danger, and was always anxious to get away from restraints of all kinds, and to be free and happy. McComas and Napier first took up their abode at what is now known as Ripplemeade, but shortly removed to the territory where Pearisburg, Virginia, now stands, and as a protection against the Indians, built in connection with the Halls Fort Branch on the land lately owned by Mr. Charles D. French, and which is about three-fourths of a mile to the southeast of Pearisburg. McComas very soon afterward entered and surveyed some lands around or near the location referred to; and in 1782, the land where Judge Philip W. Strother now resides, or a part thereof, was taken up and surveyed by Moredock O. McKensey, and afterward conveyed to Thomas H. Napier.

The first or elder David Johnston died in 1786; his will bears date in July of that year, and John McComas is one of the subscribing witnesses to that instrument. John McComas and his wife had a considerable family of children; among the sons were: Elisha, David, Jesse, John, William and Moses, and there were several daughters. John McComas, the elder, died in Giles County, Virginia. Elisha McComas, son of the elder John, and who is referred to as General Elisha, obtained his title after he went to Cabell County, being commissioned a Brigadier General of militia. He married in January, 1791, Annie French, daughter of Matthew, of Wolf Creek, and removed to Cabell County about 1809. His brothers, or some of them, preceded him by seven or eight years, and settled on the Guyandotte and Mud River waters, then in Kanawha County, Cabell not being created until 1809.It will be noted that Elisha was there in 1810, either in Guyandotte or vicinity, for he is made, by the act of the Legislature creating that town, one of the trustees, as well as a trustee of Barboursville in 1813. David McComas, son of the elder John, married Miss Bailey, a daughter of the elder Richard. David died early, leaving a widow and one son, James, the latter the ancestor of the Mercer McComas', viz: Archibald, Eli and others.

General Elisha McComas and his wife had sons, David, William and James, and daughters, one of whom married John Shelton, and another married....... Keenan, from whom descended Patrick Keenan McComas, the eccentric lawyer of Logan County, West Virginia.

David, the son of General Elisha, married Cynthia French, daughter of Captain David and Mary Dingess French, and he became a distinguished Judge; was a member of the General Court of Virginia; Judge of the Kanawha Circuit Court, and was at one time a State Senator from the Kanawha District. He was born about 1795 and died in Giles County, Virginia, in 1864. He was a jolly man, full of wit and humor, but a most negligent man about his dress. Some good stories of his life as a judge have been preserved, and are worth relating. As has been said, he was Circuit Judge; his circuit, was a large one, and his mode of travel was on horseback. Before he started on his circuit his wife made up and arranged his clothing for the trip, which often lasted for weeks, and on his return his wife would search his saddle bags for his soiled clothes, frequently finding none; he had simply, by his forgetfulness, left them at his boarding houses. On one occasion, when he was about to start off for his courts, his wife prepared for him and packed in his saddlebags a dozen new shirts, and enjoined upon him that he should exercise prudence in taking care of the same. On his return, on examination by his wife of the saddlebags, she found not a single shirt, whereupon she said: "Just as I expected, Mr. McComas, you have brought back no (Note: line appears to be missing from book.)stop throwing off shirts until he had unburdened himself of eleven. His wife and himself, while he was Circuit Judge and lived in Charleston, made a visit to his relations in Cabell County, and after they had made the rounds, he remarked to his wife, "Well, we must go and see old brother.........." to which his wife inquiringly said, "Mr. McComas, isn't he in the poorhouse?" "Yes," said the Judge, "but there is no difference between him and myself; he is on the county and I am on the state." While Judge McComas was in the Senate of Virginia, it is said that he made the first straight-out secession speech that up to that time had been made in Virginia. He and his wife left no children.

William McComas, son of General Elisha, married Miss Ward, lived for some years at Malden, in Kanawha County, and while living there in 1832 was elected to the Congress of the United States. He was a member of the Virginia Secession Convention of 1861. William McComas and his wife had the following children: Elisha W., Hamilton, William Wirt, Mat, and Benjamine Jefferson, and a daughter, Irene, who married Major McKendree. Elisha W. was in the Virginia Convention of 1850-1, and was also Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, afterward dying at Fort Scott, Kansas.

Dr. William Wirt McComas married Sarah M. French, daughter of Captain Guy D., and Araminta Chapman French; he was an eminent physician, and at the beginning of the Civil War raised in Giles County a company of artillery, which he led into the service, and at the Battle of South Mills, North Carolina, April 19th, 1862, he was slain, leaving his widow and two small children, Guy F., and Minnie, surviving him. The Napiers removed from Giles county to Cabell about the time of the emigration of the McComas'.

!820 crnsus of Cabell Co., W.Va.
MCCOMAS, Elisha 1 1 1 5 1 2m1f
MCCOMAS, George 1 1 1
MCCOMAS, Isaac 2 1 2 1
MCCOMMAS, Jesse 1 1 1 1 ? ? ? 1
MCCOMAS, JOhn 1 1
MCCOMAS, John 2 1 1 1
MCCOMAS, John 2 1 1 1 1
MCCOMAS, Moses 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1
MCCOMAS, Thomas 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 1
MCCOMAS, William 1 1 2 1
MCCOMAS, William 1 1 1


Notes for Catherine* Burke:
(AFN:1DRO-977 ) film 2034722... 3 of her sons married her sister's (Judth Burk Napier )
daughters ****look for this book "Irish Burks of Colonial Virginia and New River " by
Patricia Givens Johnson...

Children of (John) McComas and Catherine* Burke are:
+ 38 i. John Davis< (2)4 McComas, born 13 October 1757 in Rowan Co., N.C.; died 31 March 1837 in Cabell Co., West Virginia.
+ 39 ii. Stephen* M. McComas, born 1765 in Montomery Co., Virginia; died Bet. 1842 & 1844 in Red Oak Creek , Ellis Co., Texas.
+ 40 iii. (John) David LuskJr. McComas, born 1766 in Montomery Co., Virginia; died 1797 in Cabell Co., West Virginia.
+ 41 iv. Mary (2) McComas, born 1769 in Augusta Co., Virginia; died Unknown in Montgomery Co., Virginia.
+ 42 v. Moses (1) McComas, born Bet. 1769 & 1776 in Virginia; died Aft. 1850 in Platte Co., Mo..
+ 43 vi. Catherine (1) (Katie) McComas, born 07 April 1772 in Shenandoah , Virginia; died 26 February 1859 in Logon Co., West Virginia.
+ 44 vii. Jesse McComas, born 1774 in Giles Co., Virginia; died Bet. 1794 & 1853 in Giles Co., Virginia.
45 viii. Elijah McComas, born Abt. 1754 in Fincastle City , Giles Co., Virginia; died Unknown. He married Mary(1) Ann French; died Unknown.
+ 46 ix. Elisha(General McComas, born 26 March 1775 in Fincastle City , Giles Co., Virginia; died 12 November 1849 in Barbourville , Cabell Co., West Virginia.
+ 47 x. William(Col.) McComas, born 1767 in Augusta Co., Virginia; died 1817 in Illinois.
+ 48 xi. Thomas McComas, born 1778 in Giles Co., Virginia; died 1855 in Cabell Co., West Virginia.


24. Priscilla3 McComas (Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) was born 1733, and died Unknown. She married Thomas Simmons. He died Unknown.

Child of Priscilla McComas and Thomas Simmons is:
49 i. Martha4 Simmons, died Unknown. She married Rev. William Leake; died Unknown.


Generation No. 4

35. William (3)4 McComas (Daniel3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) died Unknown.

Child of William (3) McComas is:
+ 50 i. George William5 McComas, died Unknown.


36. Edward Day4 McComas (Alexander (Jr.)3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) was born 1752 in HartFord , Maryland, and died October 1794. He married Mary (1) McComas. She was born 1756, and died Unknown.

Child of Edward McComas and Mary McComas is:
+ 51 i. Aquila(3)5 McComas, born 30 March 1773 in St John's Parrish , Joppa , Baltimore Co., Md.; died 05 March 1825 in Harford , Maryland.


38. John Davis< (2)4 McComas ((John) David*< Lusk Sr.3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1)23,24,25 was born 13 October 1757 in Rowan Co., N.C., and died 31 March 1837 in Cabell Co., West Virginia. He married Nancy Catherine Hatfield 21 February 1786 in Montgomery Co., Virginia, daughter of Andrew Hatfield and Christina Sindow. She was born 25 October 1760 in Botetourt Co., Virginia, and died 1845 in Cabell Co., West Virginia.

Notes for John Davis< (2) McComas:
Served in the Revolutionary Wa ras a private in the Militia . John migrated to N.C. ,then returned to western Md. Then with husband brother -in-law Thomas Napier went to Fincastle ,Va. and then to Montgomery Giles Co., Va. He settled in 1776 near Pearsburg . He was a survey or and assisted
in theConstruction of Fort Branch ,,From The Compendium of American Geology Vol I -Vol V page
284.

He was listed in the 1782 personal property tax for Montgomery ,Giles Co., Va.

Virginia Pension Roll of 1835
John McComas
Cabel Co., W.V./Va
Private
Virginia Militia
$ 36.66 Annual Allowance
$ 91.65 SAmount Recieved
December 14, 1833 Penison Started
Age77

Children of John McComas and Nancy Hatfield are:
52 i. Catherine (2)5 McComas, born 1782; died Unknown. She married Perl Johnson; died Unknown.
+ 53 ii. Nancy McComas, born 1785; died 07 January 1869 in Cabell Co., West Virginia.
+ 54 iii. Isaac Sr. McComas, born 01 December 1786; died Unknown.
+ 55 iv. William (9 Mile) McComas, born 1791 in Virginia; died 1855.
56 v. Adam McComas, born 1793; died Unknown.
+ 57 vi. Jesse McComas, born 1794 in Tenn.; died 1835 in Cabell Co., West Virginia.
+ 58 vii. John Jr.< McComas, born 1795; died Unknown in Cabell Co., West Virginia.
+ 59 viii. Christina McComas, born 1796; died 05 June 1863 in Cabell Co., West Virginia.
60 ix. Moses McComas, born 1797; died Unknown.
+ 61 x. Andrew McComas, born 1799; died 1860.
+ 62 xi. David (Little David) Hatfield McComas, born 21 April 1801 in Virginia; died 20 December 1872 in McComas Ridge , Lincoln Co., W V..
+ 63 xii. Thomas McComas, born 1804; died Unknown.


39. Stephen* M.4 McComas ((John) David*< Lusk Sr.3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1)26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34 was born 1765 in Montomery Co., Virginia, and died Bet. 1842 & 1844 in Red Oak Creek , Ellis Co., Texas. He married (1) Sarah* Sartain35 20 July 1793 in Christianburg, Va., daughter of John Dartain and Judith Burk. She was born Bet. 1772 & 1775 in Virginia, and died Abt. 1828 in Lawrence Co., Ohio or Illinois. He married (2) Phoebe Ann Adams /Fields 1834 in Illinois. She was born 12 July 1801 in New York, and died 18 August 1898 in Kingsburg Fresno Co., Calif..

Notes for Stephen* M. McComas:
Stephen was 23 when he married and 79 at his death;
After Stephen married Sarah Sartain he moved to Lawrence Co.,Ohio ,while his brothers seem
to have moved to Cabell Co.,W. Va...He was just across the river from them at the time .Then
he moved on to Tennessee and at least 3 of his sons was born in Tennessee between 1802-
1807, Sartain , Amon Sr. and Stephen Burke.It seems that Stephen and his family left Tenn.
and moved to Ohio about 1811 . Stephen also lived for a short time in W. Va. he was on the
1815 tax list . Stephen younger sons ,Isaac and John Calvin were born in Lawrence Co.,Ohio.
Stephen appears to have moved on to Illinois somewhere between 1830-1832 . "Here again
we see the frontiers man in McComas/ McCommas family ,always moving to a new place .
Texas was just the last frontier for Stephen and his new family."

Following Sarah's death Stephen married a young girl ,Phoebe Ann Adams ,about 1830 in
Illinois,Sarah Sartain McComas died shortly after the birth of John Gavin McComasin 1819.
Shortly after the marriage to Phoebe Ann they moved to Missouri from Illinois where three
of the children were born between 1835-1840. There are reports that Stephen was in Texas
for the signing of the Indian Treaty at Bird's Fort. This would have him place in Texas in 1841
-1842.Satisfied with the change in Circumstances with the Indians ,he returned to Missouri for
the rest of his family . By 1842 Stephen was in Texas with his family . This was about the
same time as the Peters Colony was settling Texas with new pioneers and giving so much
land when they come it is possablethat is why they come for the free land. He must have
played a convincing role to the rest of his family for them to also move to Texas,as they come
in a organized group in the fall of 1844.Stephen died after moving to Texas (this may have
happen as early as 1844-1845) . His wife Phoebe Ann Adams,McComas / McCommas, remarried
a man named Evans who somehow managed to lose the land that had been claim by Stephen .

One McComas/McCommas researcher believes that the change in the spelling of the name
came about as the result of a dispute over slavery. She had a letter ,from a old relative to
that effect. If you were in favor of slavery you took the double "m" spelling . This seem to
make sense., Amon McComas brought slaves with him to Texas and all spelling of the family
name refects the double "m" spelling of the name . Stephen died shortly after come to Texas
and there is no record of him bring slaves. Many of the McComas clan moved to New Mexico
and Arizona change the spelling back to a single "M". The McComas change the spelling of
their last name about that time when they come to Texas . They added another "m" in the
spelling McCommas.These people was pioneers in the formation of the city of Dallas . There
are several sites ,parks, and a major four lane expressway named after the McCommas
family in that city.

Amon seems to have been in charge of this very large McCommas family moving to Texas or
Peters Colony records and Sartains place of death is listed as Anderson Co.,Tenn. David's
place of death is not known and he is not listed in the Peters Colony records.

The Old Northwest Texas Book page 722 in the "1844 West of the Trinity ,Roberson Co.,
Report." List four Billingsley's with Stephen McComas ,unknown McNamara ,Unknown Squires,
James Starrett and seven others . They all had F. by their last names showing that they were
family. it is assume Johanna and Clarinda were both widows at the time . Clarinda married
James Starett soon after.

This is the best known record of Stephen's death.*** From the "WPA Dallas Guide", Dallas
Public Library**A pioneer burial in Dallas Co., witnessed by John Billingsley , He arrived
as a child with his father Samuel Billingsley in the fall of 1842. The first person to die in
our community was a man by the name McComas , and he was buriedwithout a coffin in
this manner. A grave was dug down into the white rock and then a vault smoothly dug in
the white rock and a large slab hewed out of a elm tree. The corpse was wrapped in a sheet
and laid in the rock vault and covered with the slab , the grave was filled up ,and there left to
await the summons when all great and small ,both rick and poor, will hears from the stone
vault in the vale,as the marbled and white sepulchers of the happy city.

1800-1810 Census ,Pulsy Co.,Ky. ....Stephen McComas
1820 Census ,Lawrence Co., Mason Twp., Ohio...Stephen McComas
1830-1840 Census ,Tagewell Co.,Illinois
1850 Census ...Ellis Co.,Tx.
David Evans age 71 ,Phorbe age 48,George McComis 15, America McComis 13, Amanda M.
McComis 10 Juliet Squires 13, George Squires 10,Josia Staritt 1, and Mary Squires 7. This
was on page 5 of the census .Obviously McComas was misspelled . If this is correct Phoebe
married Evans after Stephen death.

Notes for Sarah* Sartain:
Sartain and Steaphen married in July 20, 1793 in Montgomery Co.,Va and she died in 1828
Lawrence Co.,Ohio

Notes for Phoebe Ann Adams /Fields:
1850 Ellis Co., Tx Census .... David Evans 71 ,Phoebe (sic) 48, George McComis15, America
McComis 13, Amanda McComis 10, Juliet Squire 13, George Squires 10, Josia Staritt 1, Mary
Squires 7, This was on page 5 of the census . McComas had been misspelled on the Census
and Phoebe had remarried.

Children of Stephen* McComas and Sarah* Sartain are:
64 i. Mary (Polly)5 McComas, born 1795 in Anderson Co., Tenn.; died Bet. 1823 & 1890 in Gallia Co., Ohio ?. She married Henry Spears 23 October 1817 in Gallia Co., Ohio; died Unknown.
65 ii. David McComas, born 1800 in Anderson Co., Tenn.; died Unknown in Probably in Missouri. He married Lavina36; died Unknown.

Notes for David McComas:
He is not listed as coming to Texas with Amon McCommas .

Notes for Lavina:
This lead comes from Mary Lou McCommas who had David and Lavina in her listing of Stephen
M's children .
Big Question ...is this the Lavina listed in the Peters Colony records as comming to Texas
with Amon ? She appears on page 112 as a widow with 5 children and can not read or write.
Perhaps this is the sister-in -law that come to Texas with Amon McCommas.

+ 66 iii. Sartain McComas, born 1802 in Anderson Co., Tenn.; died Abt. 1850 in Anderson Co., Tenn..
+ 67 iv. Elizabeth* (Betsy ) McComas, born 06 June 1803 in Virginia; died Abt. 1839 in Illinois.
+ 68 v. Amon Sr. McComas, born 05 June 1804 in Anderson Co., Tenn.; died 20 May 1877 in Dallas Co., Texas.
69 vi. Catherine McComas, born Abt. 1806 in Anderson Co., Tenn.; died Unknown in Lawrence Co., Ohio. She married John King 22 July 1822 in Lawrence Co., Ohio; died Unknown.
+ 70 vii. Stephen Burke (1) McComas, born 1807 in Anderson Co., Tenn.; died 05 January 1860 in Palo Pinto Co., Texas.
71 viii. Gordon McComas, born 1808 in Anderson Co., Tenn.; died Unknown in Cambell Co., Virginia. He married (1) Sarah McComas 17 February 1824 in Virginia she was a cousin; died Unknown. He married (2) Sarah McComas 24 February 1824; died Unknown.

Notes for Gordon McComas:
He married a cousin

72 ix. Jesse McComas, born 1810 in Anderson Co., Tenn.; died Unknown in Anderson Co., Tenn.. He married Arminda Drake 28 May 1833 in Anderson Co., Tenn; died Unknown.
+ 73 x. William Sr. McComas, born 1811 in Anderson Co., Tenn.; died 1865 in Hunt Co., Texas.
74 xi. John B. McComas, born 1812; died Unknown.

Notes for John B. McComas:
Serve in Co.K. 1st Texas Mounted Volunteers ...with Jesse Cox , John Daniel ,John M. McCommas,Stephen B.McCommas,and Burke McCommas.

+ 75 xii. Matildia (1) McComas, born 1812 in Anderson Co., Tenn; died Unknown in Tenn. or Ohio.
+ 76 xiii. Isaac Sr. McComas, born 1817 in Virginia; died Unknown.
+ 77 xiv. John Calvin McComas, born 22 April 1819 in Lawerance Co., Ohio; died 1902 in Bronco, Okla..


Children of Stephen* McComas and Phoebe /Fields are:
78 i. George5 McComas(McCommas), born 1835 in Missouri; died Unknown.
+ 79 ii. Catherine America McComas(McCommas), born 03 April 1837 in Missouri; died 06 June 1916 in Ceres , Stanislaus Co., Calif..
+ 80 iii. Amanda Marlina McComas(McCommas), born 1841 in Missouri; died Unknown.


40. (John) David LuskJr.4 McComas ((John) David*< Lusk Sr.3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) was born 1766 in Montomery Co., Virginia, and died 1797 in Cabell Co., West Virginia. He married Chloe Bailey37,38, daughter of Richard Bailey and Elizabeth Belcher. She was born 1767 in Bedford Co., Virginia, and died Unknown.

Notes for (John) David LuskJr. McComas:
David purchased 350 acres of land on the west side of the New River from the George and Rebecca Pearis on June 1,1788 . For almost 10 years of marriage no children from this marriage . In 1796 James McComas was born ,however his father was probable David Lusk Sr. ,David's father.A suit filled by David McComas Jr. ,Tazewell Co.,Va. ,Order Book 1 ,the Commonwealth V. David Lusk Sr. and Chloe McComas hints at some alliance between them ,however no charge is mentioned .

David McComas relocated to Cabell Co.,W.Va.and in his will of 23 Aug 1820 mentions his "son" James and leaves him one dollar . David is said to have been killed by indians.


Chloe Baily b.~1767 Bedford Co Va (now Franklin WV)
1787 m. David McComas (11 Jan 1787 Montgomery Co., VA)

David was the son of John David McComas & Catherine Burke, b. 1755 Augusta Co, Va., d. 20 Aug 1820 Montgomery Co, Va.

McComas/Bailey Marriage Bond, 1787 - Montgomery Co. VA
Know all men by these presents that we David McComas & George Chapman are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency the Governor of Virginia for the time being and his successors in the just and full sum of fifty Pounds Current money to the which payment will and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs etc. to him and his sucessors forever jointly & severally and firmly by these presents as Witness our hands & Seals this 11th day of January 1787.
The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound David McComas hath this day obtained License for his Marriage with Cloe Bailey Daughter of Richard Bailey of this County. Now if there should be no just cause to obstruct the s'd Marriage then the above obligation to be void or else to remain in full force power & virtue.
Witness
David McComas (LS)
George Chapman (LS)



Notes for Chloe Bailey:
Chloe is said to have been married to David Lusk first ,and then married David McComas
his father and then remarried David Lusk.

Child of (John) McComas and Chloe Bailey is:
+ 81 i. James5 McComas, born 1796; died Unknown.


41. Mary (2)4 McComas ((John) David*< Lusk Sr.3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) was born 1769 in Augusta Co., Virginia, and died Unknown in Montgomery Co., Virginia. She married John Hatfield 26 February 1788 in Montgomery Co., Virginia, son of Andrew Hatfield and Christina Sindow. He was born 19 December 1765 in Loudon Co., Va, and died Unknown in Ohio.

Children of Mary McComas and John Hatfield are:
82 i. William (Bill)5 Hatfield, born 05 February 1789 in Hampshire, Montgomery Co., Virginia; died Unknown in Delphi , Indiana. He married Susannah Harness/Harless; died Unknown.
83 ii. Mary Polly Hatfield, born 1793 in Montgomery Co., Virginia; died Unknown. She married Nataniel Morrison; died Unknown.
84 iii. Andrew L. Hatfield, born 1795 in Montgomery Co., Virginia; died Unknown. He married Rachael Clark; died Unknown.
85 iv. Christina Hatfield, born 1797 in Montgomery Co., Virginia; died Unknown.
86 v. Catherine Hatfield, born 1799 in Montgomery Co., Virginia; died 1840. She married William Hankins; died Unknown.
87 vi. James Hatfield, born 1807; died Unknown.
+ 88 vii. Stephen Hamilton Hatfield, born 09 October 1810 in Cabell Co., West Virginia; died 22 November 1892 in Huron , Beadle Co., SD.
89 viii. Reddick Hatfield, born 1820 in Virginia; died Unknown.

Notes for Reddick Hatfield:
Maybe a grandson because of her age when he was born ?


42. Moses (1)4 McComas ((John) David*< Lusk Sr.3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1)39 was born Bet. 1769 & 1776 in Virginia, and died Aft. 1850 in Platte Co., Mo.. He married Lucy Napier 05 February 1793 in Christianburg , Montgomery Co., Virginia, daughter of Patrick Napier and Judith Burke. She was born 1774 in Montgomery Co., Virginia, and died 1849 in Jasper Co., Illinois.

Notes for Moses (1) McComas:
Moses and most of his children moved on from Virginia to a more western frontier of Platte
Co.,Mo. somewhere around 1839-1840 .
Five of Moses children married into the Israel Heath Family in Cabell Co., W.Va.Both famoilies came from Cabell Co., W.Va.
Moses recorded 29.75 acres of land on April 1,1846
in Twp 51, Platte Co.,Mo.

Children of Moses McComas and Lucy Napier are:
90 i. Elisha (1)5 McComas, born 1794 in Giles Co., Virginia; died Unknown. He married Respha Ward 14 March 1818 in Gallia Co., Ohio; died Unknown.

Notes for Elisha (1) McComas:
Elisah remained in Virginia and was a school teacher.

+ 91 ii. Dicey McComas, born 1796; died Unknown.
+ 92 iii. George D. McComas, born 1798 in Virginia; died 1860 in Platte Co., Mo.
+ 93 iv. Hiram (1) Sr. McComas, born in Virginia; died January 1849 in Platte Co., Mo..
94 v. Julia McComas, born 1800 in Virginia; died Unknown. She married Andrew Chapman 08 June 1820 in Cabell Co., W. Va.; died Unknown.
+ 95 vi. Sarah (Sally) McComas, born 10 October 1801 in Virginia; died 01 October 1847.
96 vii. Cynthia McComas, born 1802; died Unknown. She married Dr James H. Hereford 1818; died Unknown.
+ 97 viii. William Burke McComas, born 20 February 1804 in Cabell Co., West Virginia; died 12 February 1893 in Platte Co., Mo..
+ 98 ix. Chole McComas, born 1808 in Montgomery Co., Virginia; died Unknown.
+ 99 x. Judith McComas, born 1812 in Virginia; died 10 July 1850 in Platte Co., Mo..
+ 100 xi. Sanders McComas, born 20 January 1814 in Cabell Co., West Virginia; died 23 June 1876.
101 xii. Rebecca McComas, born 1815 in Cabell Co., West Virginia; died 08 October 1851 in Platte Co., Missouri. She married Jackson J. Mayo 21 September 1837 in Platte Co., Missouri; died Unknown.
+ 102 xiii. Lethia Zetta McComas, born Abt. 1817; died Unknown.


43. Catherine (1) (Katie)4 McComas ((John) David*< Lusk Sr.3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1)40 was born 07 April 1772 in Shenandoah , Virginia, and died 26 February 1859 in Logon Co., West Virginia. She married (1) William Dinges. He died Unknown. She married (2) Ben Jr. Garrett. He died Unknown.

Notes for Catherine (1) (Katie) McComas:
Catherine McComas died in Logan Co., Va. Feb 26,1857 ,she was 85 years old . A pioneer
with her brothers of Guyondotte River moved there in 1790 to Lawrence Co.,Va.

Lawrence Co.,Obits; Ironton Register;

Child of Catherine McComas and William Dinges is:
103 i. Peter Dinges5 McComas, born 1799; died Unknown.


Child of Catherine McComas and Ben Garrett is:
104 i. John Garrett5 McComas, born 02 April 1805; died 11 April 1888. He married Eliza Goby 23 April 1833; died Unknown.


44. Jesse4 McComas ((John) David*< Lusk Sr.3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) was born 1774 in Giles Co., Virginia, and died Bet. 1794 & 1853 in Giles Co., Virginia. He married Judith Napier 17 February 1789 in Montgomery Co., Virginia, daughter of Patrick Napier and Judith Burke. She was born Abt. 1770 in Montgomery Co., Virginia, and died Unknown in Giles Co., Virginia.

Notes for Jesse McComas:
Jesse McComas is listed as a gun smith ,living in Campbell ,W.Va.
The Burke ,McComas and Napier ,were all first pioneers in the Pearisburg area of W. Va.
Jesse ,Moses , William McComas married daughters of their mothers (Catherine Burke ) sistersMary Judith Burke Napier.
Jesse McComas 1762- Ma ; Judith Napier 1770
Moses McComas 1776-ma; Lucy Napier 1775
Col William McComas 1767 -ma; Dicey Napier

Children of Jesse McComas and Judith Napier are:
105 i. Polly5 McComas, died Unknown. She married Harrison Payne 02 February 1813 in Cabell Co., W. Va.; died Unknown.
106 ii. Thomas McComas, died Unknown.

Notes for Thomas McComas:
Thomas McComas was a crippled and never married.

107 iii. Sarah McComas, died Unknown. She married Gordon McComas 24 February 1824; born 1808 in Anderson Co., Tenn.; died Unknown in Cambell Co., Virginia.

Notes for Gordon McComas:
He married a cousin

108 iv. John (3) McComas, born 1789; died Unknown. He married Mary Burnes 07 January 1813; died Unknown.
+ 109 v. Emily McComas, born 15 December 1802 in Guyandotte River , Virginia; died 10 July 1853 in Guyandotte River , Virginia.


46. Elisha(General4 McComas ((John) David*< Lusk Sr.3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1)41,42,43 was born 26 March 1775 in Fincastle City , Giles Co., Virginia, and died 12 November 1849 in Barbourville , Cabell Co., West Virginia. He married Annie French44,45 03 January 1792 in Christianburg , Montgomery Co., W. Va, daughter of Matthew* French and Sarah Payne. She was born 21 September 1776 in Fincastle City, Giles Co. , Virginia, and died 02 November 1850 in Salt Rock.,abell Co., West Virginia.

Notes for Elisha(General McComas:
Elisha appears in the 1840 Il. Census on page 45 Sangamon Co.,Il.. Settled in Salt Rock ,now
Cabell Co.,W.V....Member of 1st Court of Cabel Co., Trustee of Barboursville and Guyandotte
W.Va...Sheiff of Cabell Co., ; also served as a Rep of CabellCo, in the Virginia Assembly.

Although never called into Federal Service . Col. Elisha McComas commanded the 129th Regiment ,Virginia Militia of Cabell Co.,Va. during the war of 1812 and in 1818comissioned a (Brigadier
General) of that Militia...This is recorded in Minute Book 2 pages 65 on March 25,1822 . There is
a bridge in Barboursville W.Va. named after Elisha McComas .

His family information is included in the Cabell Co., Heritage Book on page 237-8 of it. It is noted that Elisha was in Cabell Co.,W.V. in 1810 either in Guyandotteor vicinity ,for he is made by the act of the Legislature creating that town ,one of the trusteer of Barboursville in 1813

Children of Elisha(General McComas and Annie French are:
110 i. Jesse5 McComas, died Unknown.
+ 111 ii. William (Rev) McComas, born 1793 in Montgomery Co., Virginia; died 03 June 1865 in Barboursville , Cabell Co., W. Va..
+ 112 iii. Judge David French McComas(McCommas), born 1795 in Cabell Co., West Virginia; died 03 June 1865 in Pearisburg , Va. or Giles City ,Augusta Co., Va..
+ 113 iv. Sarah (Sallie) McComas, born 1796 in Montgomery Co., Virginia; died Unknown.
+ 114 v. Rebecca McComas, born 05 July 1799 in Montgomery Co., Virginia; died 21 February 1878 in Cabell Co., W.Va.
+ 115 vi. James (2) McComas, born 05 June 1801 in Giles Co., Virginia; died 04 October 1865.
+ 116 vii. Elizabeth (Eliza) McComas), born 1810; died Unknown in Platte Co., Mo.
+ 117 viii. Elivira McComas, born 26 January 1812 in Cabell Co., West Virginia; died 12 March 1895.
+ 118 ix. America (1) McComas, born 16 August 1814 in Cabell Co., West Virginia; died 15 April 1886 in Elk City , Kansas or Cabell Co., WV..
+ 119 x. Catherine (3 ) McComas, born Abt. 1816; died Unknown.


47. William(Col.)4 McComas ((John) David*< Lusk Sr.3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1)46,47 was born 1767 in Augusta Co., Virginia, and died 1817 in Illinois. He married (1) Jane McGhee, daughter of Robert McGhee and Jane Burke. She was born 1778, and died 1796. He married (2) Dicey (Chapman) Napier 20 May 1797 in Montgomery Co., Virginia, daughter of Patrick Napier and Judith Burke. She was born 08 November 1773 in Montgomery Co., Virginia, and died 03 December 1849 in Jasper Co., Illinois.

Notes for William(Col.) McComas:
Sometime around 1800 William and Dicey moved to Cabell Co.,Va. and took the children
from her first marriage with them . Dicey's first husband fate is unknown.

William fought in the War of 1812 and is shown as a Col. in the Va Militia fought with
Harrison (meaning unknown).

Abstract of Deed Book II Vol 172,-1819-1824 Cabell Co.,Va.
William and Dicey owned 400 acres on Mud River in what was then Cabell Co.,W.Va.
Sold it about 1810 ,don't know where they went from there.

Dicey and William were cousin their mothers were sisters.The Napier ,Chapman ,McComas
and Burke families intermarried and were all pioneers in this area of Va.,in the New River
Valley of S.W. Virginia.

The frst settlemant within the county the date is uncertain was made by Jesse McComas ,
John McComas ,David McComas ,William and Moses McComas all of whom came in the year
1799


Child of William(Col.) McComas and Jane McGhee is:
120 i. Jane5 McComas, born 1796; died Unknown. She married John Trainer; died Unknown.


Children of William(Col.) McComas and Dicey Napier are:
121 i. Francis A.5 McComas, died Unknown. He married Jane Powell; died Unknown.
122 ii. Charles Lewis McComas48, born 1798 in Cabell Co., West Virginia; died 05 January 1858 in Jasper City , Jasper Co., Illinois. He married Clarissa (Carla) Wells; died Unknown.

Notes for Charles Lewis McComas:
Records show that Charles McComas purchase his fathers estate in 1819

+ 123 iii. Clarissa Burke McComas, born 16 January 1802 in Cabell Co., West Virginia; died 23 January 1893.
124 iv. Henley C. McComas, born 04 September 1807 in Cabell Co., West Virginia; died 15 May 1853 in Jasper City , Jasper Co., Illinois. He married Mary Jane Kibler 27 May 1834 in Rush Co., Indiana; died Unknown.
+ 125 v. Napoleon P. McComas, born 20 October 1814 in Cabell Co., West Virginia; died Unknown.
126 vi. Lucinda McComas, born Abt. 1810; died Unknown. She married James Wright 1830 in Rush Co. ,Ind.; died Unknown.


48. Thomas4 McComas ((John) David*< Lusk Sr.3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1)49 was born 1778 in Giles Co., Virginia, and died 1855 in Cabell Co., West Virginia. He married Mary Anne Aldridge 12 February 1799 in Montgomery City , Va., daughter of James Aldridge and Rachel Belcher. She was born 1779 in Giles Co., Virginia or N.C., and died Unknown.

Notes for Thomas McComas:
AFN:1DQZ-M6M

Children of Thomas McComas and Mary Aldridge are:
127 i. Blackburn (1)5 McComas, died Unknown. He married Mary Messenger 06 October 1846 in Cabell Co., W. Va.; died Unknown.
128 ii. Tabitha McComas, died Unknown. She married David McComas; died Unknown.
+ 129 iii. Elizabeth (Betsy) McComas, born 1802 in Virginia; died 30 November 1863 in Cabell Co., W.Va.
130 iv. Elisha (2) McComas, born 25 March 1803 in Cabell Co., West Virginia; died 30 November 1863 in Cabell Co., West Virginia. He married Sophia Shelton 30 March 1825 in Cabell Co., W. Va.; died Unknown.

Notes for Elisha (2) McComas:
McCOMAS, Elisha T. Rank: Sergeant, Residence: Curran., County: Sangamon, IL. enlisted on Aug 21, 1862 Died at Murfreesboro, Jan 6, 1863; wounds.

Source: Illinois Military Units in the Civil War, Published by Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois, Springfield, 1962 Report on the battle of Murfreesboro', Tenn., by Major Gen. W. S. Rosecrans, U.S.A.
Author: United States. Army.


Sergeant Elisha T. McComas, left knee wound.







+ 131 v. James (Jim) McComas, born 1805 in Cabell Co., West Virginia; died Bef. 1910.
+ 132 vi. Cynthia Sarah Lucretia (Sally) McComas, born 11 September 1809 in Cabell Co., West Virginia; died 19 November 1849 in Cabell Co., W.Va.
+ 133 vii. Victoria / Vetura McComas, born 1811 in Cabell Co., West Virginia; died 02 April 1883 in Lincoln Co,W.Va..
+ 134 viii. John Alexander Sr. (Big Alex) McComas, born 03 July 1812 in Cabell Co., West Virginia; died Bef. 1920.
135 ix. David McComas, born 1813 in Cabell Co., West Virginia; died 1850 in La Salle , Illinois. He married Nancy Shelton 1831 in Sangamon, Illinois; born in Cabell Co., West Virginia; died Unknown.
+ 136 x. Thomas Jefferson McComas, born 1816 in Virginia; died 1855.
+ 137 xi. Montique McComas, born 1825 in Cabell Co., W.Va; died Unknown.


Generation No. 5

50. George William5 McComas (William (3)4, Daniel3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) died Unknown. He married Elizabeth Guyton. She died Unknown.

Child of George McComas and Elizabeth Guyton is:
+ 138 i. Olivia Jane6 McComas, died 1916.


51. Aquila(3)5 McComas (Edward Day4, Alexander (Jr.)3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) was born 30 March 1773 in St John's Parrish , Joppa , Baltimore Co., Md., and died 05 March 1825 in Harford , Maryland. He married Martha Amoss, daughter of Daniel Amoss and Martha Scott. She was born 1770 in Hartford Co.,Md., and died 04 March 1858 in Maryland.

Child of Aquila(3) McComas and Martha Amoss is:
139 i. Robert Amos6 McComas, born 28 February 1798 in St James ,Baltimore Co.,Md.; died 13 August 1844. He married Sarah Ann Taylor; born 14 August 1809 in Baltimore Co.,Md.; died Unknown.


53. Nancy5 McComas (John Davis< (2)4, (John) David*< Lusk Sr.3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) was born 1785, and died 07 January 1869 in Cabell Co., West Virginia. She married Ransom Dial 1810 in Cabell Co., W. Va.. He was born 1774, and died 1857.

Children of Nancy McComas and Ransom Dial are:
140 i. Catherine6 Dial, born 1814; died Unknown. She married Henry Hatfield 12 November 1832 in Cabell Co., W. Va.; born 1810; died Unknown.
141 ii. Elisha Dial, born 1827; died Unknown. He married Mary Hatfield 1863; died Unknown.


54. Isaac Sr.5 McComas (John Davis< (2)4, (John) David*< Lusk Sr.3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) was born 01 December 1786, and died Unknown. He married Nancy Adkins 1813. She was born 1795 in Montgomery Co., Virginia, and died Unknown.

Children of Isaac McComas and Nancy Adkins are:
142 i. Cerilda6 McComas, died Unknown. She married Joseph Fry; died Unknown.
143 ii. John Thomas McComas, died Unknown.
+ 144 iii. Harrison McComas, born 1814 in Lincoln Co., W Va.; died 1863.
145 iv. Ballard L. McComas, born 1815; died Unknown.
146 v. Ellender/ Eleanor McComas, born 1817 in Lincoln Co,W.Va.; died Unknown. She married John L. Franklin; born 1817; died Unknown.
147 vi. Lucy Ann McComas, born February 1822 in Lincoln Co., W Va.; died Unknown. She married Stephen Payne; died Unknown.
148 vii. Mary E. Polly McComas, born 1826 in Lincoln Co., W Va.; died Unknown. She married Jesse W. McComas; died Unknown.
149 viii. Jefferson (Dry Hoof) McComas, born 1828 in W. Va.; died Unknown. He married Letha Roy 1876; died Unknown.
150 ix. Andrew Jackson McComas, born 1830; died Unknown. He married Amanda Jane Ketchum 1867; died Unknown.
151 x. Isaac Jr. McComas, born 1831; died Unknown. He married Elizabeth Chapman 12 December 1853; born 1835 in Ky.; died 26 August 1856 in Cabell Co., West Virginia.


55. William (9 Mile)5 McComas (John Davis< (2)4, (John) David*< Lusk Sr.3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) was born 1791 in Virginia, and died 1855. He married Elizabeth (Betsy) McComas 1818 in Virginia, daughter of Thomas McComas and Mary Aldridge. She was born 1802 in Virginia, and died 30 November 1863 in Cabell Co., W.Va.

Notes for William (9 Mile) McComas:
William built his house on 9 mile Creek . This creek is 9 miles up the Ohio River from it's
intersection with the Guyandotle river . The town og Guyandotle is located at the intersection.
Ohio just across the river. That is why they called him William (9mile) McComas I suppose .

Children of William McComas and Elizabeth McComas are:
+ 152 i. Valerie (Valery)6 McComas, born 1818 in Cabell Co.,W.Va; died 11 April 1854.
153 ii. Emerson McComas, born 1825 in Cabell Co.,W.Va; died Unknown.
154 iii. Mary A. McComas, born 1828 in Cabell Co.,W.Va; died 31 May 1854.
+ 155 iv. Addison McComas, born 1834 in Cabell Co.,W.Va; died Unknown.
156 v. William P. McComas, born 1839 in Cabell Co.,W.Va; died Unknown.
+ 157 vi. Sarah (5) McComas, born 1842 in Cabell Co.,W.Va; died Unknown.


57. Jesse5 McComas (John Davis< (2)4, (John) David*< Lusk Sr.3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) was born 1794 in Tenn., and died 1835 in Cabell Co., West Virginia. He married Sarah Aminda Drake 08 May 1833. She was born 1813 in Virginia, and died Unknown.

Children of Jesse McComas and Sarah Drake are:
158 i. Mary6 McComas, died Unknown.
159 ii. James Madison (2) McComas, born 1834 in Lincoln Co,W.Va.; died 1910. He married Emily Virginia Messinger; born 1838 in Lincoln Co,W.Va.; died 22 November 1921.


58. John Jr.<5 McComas (John Davis< (2)4, (John) David*< Lusk Sr.3, Alexander<*(Sr.)2, Daniel*< Alexander( Sr.)1) was born 1795, and died Unknown in Cabell Co., West Virgin

Surnames: A French Hall McComas /McCommas Straley
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by tabor66 on 2010-09-06 21:25:54

I can add to this. Andrew Jackson McComas and Amanda Jane Ketchum had at least one son, Edgar McComas, who died 1956, married to Gladys Midkiff, died 2003, They had several children, one being my grandfather, Edgar McComas Jr (alive and married to Edna Porter) They have two sons (one of which is my father).

by mizmarcie on 2012-03-25 12:03:00

William A. McComas married to Elizabeth Guyton; William was my GGGrandfather. His son William George McComas; his daughter; Olivia Jane McComas Married Richard H. Kirby. They had 10 children; one of which was my grandfather Harry Guyton Kirby. HIs son John H. Kirby M: Virginia E. Granruth, they had 2 daughters, Marcia M. Kirby (me)and Virgina M. Kirby. Names researching other then the above are, Berenger,Crawford, Granruth, Tucker's of New Jersey; all of the others are here in Maryland.

We here in Maryland are having a big McComas and Wells celabreation in Sept. of this year.. The reason is for the war of 1812 where both McComas and Wells fired at the same time and shot Gen. Ross during the Battle of Baltimore on Old North Point Rd. stopping the English from invading Baltimore City. We have 2 statues in memory of these great hero's. The McComas who fired was my GGrandmothers Uncle.

I would love to see the McComas's from all over come to Baltimore Co. this Sept. to join in on this celabration. Alos any Well's out there to come. Email me for fauther info. if you would like to be here.

Also on my Kirby line; during the battle of Baltimore; before the British started to invade the Baltimore Harbor Helped to barcade the Harbor along Fort McHenry with sinking boats; giving 3 of their own boats in the effort. The Brittish couldn't get any futher then this and enabling us to stay off the British at this point. Thus the big Celabration.

So any Kirby's out there who have moved along from the Md. area please come to Baltimore, md.

Lo9ve to all my cousins out there,
Marcia

by SCason on 2013-01-13 14:42:19

Hi Cousin, I am curious. I descend through Sartain McComas. You have him listed
"+ 66 iii. Sartain McComas, born 1802 in Anderson Co., Tenn.; died Abt. 1850 in Anderson Co., Tenn.."
I'm sure this is my line. Could you help me with your proofs. I have Sartain b. 1800 in VA and still alive on the 1870 census in Lawrence Co., OH, HH296/Family296, along with his wife Nancy and other family. His son Joel B. McComas is not enumerated and I hypothesize (not proven) that he perhaps didn't make it through the Civil War. Joel's wife Martha Ann (nee Wilson) is listed along with three children: Nancy J.(my gg-grandmother), Ammon, John A. The youngest b.1861. Samuel Wilson is also living with them. The oral tradition from my mother, which has never been wrong yet, states that Martha Ann Wilson was the daughter of a Wilson father and Vaughn mother. I suspect that Sartain and Nancy had been married before, both widowed. This would mean, possibly, that Sartain and Nancy married and then Sartain's son, Joel, married Nancy's daughter, Martha A. or the other way around. I also have copies of the Sartain McComas/Nancy Wilson and Joel B. McComas/Martha A. Wilson marriage certificates. I currently searching for Sartain and Nancy Wilson's first marriages. I also believe that Martha A. remarried in 1875 to a Nicodemus Vermillion.
Thanks for your post. You've certainly given us a lot to ponder and prove. Any proofs you may have would be appreciated.
Blessings,
Sarah

by glensheefairy on 2014-03-11 06:55:54

As to the question of whether 20 v.(John) David Lusk Sr. McComas was truly the son of 6. Alexander(Sr.) McComas, I am DNA match with another Ancestry.com member for whom our only shared ancestor is Alexander. She descended through 24 iii. Priscilla McComas, his daughter by his second wife Hannah, while I descended from (John) David. Unless our earlier lines are incorrect and it was just a fluke that Alexander showed up as a shared ancestor, it seems likely that Alexander was indeed the father of (John) David.

by LJLovegren on 2014-09-03 14:42:11

I'm brand new to FamilyTreeCircles.com

I've known for years of McComas ancestors near Cabell Co, WV.
I've only recently started digging in to the McComas family of Harford Co, MD.
I'm in York Co, PA - only one county away from Harford.
Having fun learning about Old Baltimore, Joppa, Gunpowder & Bush.

Lars Lovegren

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