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Surnames: A French Hall McComas /McCommas Straley
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on 2009-08-21 15:31:08

SesC37 , from Sweetwater ,Texas, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2009. is researching the following names: PETTYJOHN, STRALEY, MORRISON and 17 other(s).

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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,

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.

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 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

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

by maejenn on 2015-06-12 01:01:30

I've done a lot of research on the Sartain McComas clan & am responding to SCason's questions in the post above, which I've broken down as follows (the records I'm referencing are available, just ask and I'll send them your way):

1. On Joel McComas's date of death: unfortunately, I don't know exactly when Joel died, but he had certainly passed away by June 1867. (Source: Lawrence County Probate Court Appointment of Guardianship appointing Sartain McComas as guardian to the "heirs of Joel B. McComas" Nancy J, Amon, and John A. McComas. This was done in open court on June 13, 1867 with the children's mother, Martha McComas, present).

2. Samuel Wilson is the younger brother of Martha A. McComas (nee Wilson). I theorize that Samuel and Martha's father, Jackson Wilson, died in the mid-1850s. A few days after Sartain McComas had been appointed guardian of his grandchildren, Logan H. Vermillion was appointed guardian of Samuel on June 17, 1867.

Logan Vermillion was the husband of Mary Ann Wilson & also the sister of Martha Wilson McComas & Samuel Wilson. (Source: Lawrence County Probate Court Appointment of Guardianship re: Samuel Wilson; also, I don't have any actual marriage records for Mary Ann Wilson & Logan Vermillion, but there are birth and death records for their children that corroborate their marriage).

3. Martha is the daughter of Jackson WILSON & Nancy Ann LYCAN, and Nancy Ann Lycan is the daughter of Jacob Goodwin LYCAN & Martha "Mattie" VAUGHN. (So, in my opinion your mother was right). (Sources: varied - nothing direct, but rather things that corroborate the relationships).

4. Sartain McComas's first wife was Henrietta Howard; they married in 1820. Sartain and Henrietta were the parents of (amongst others) Joel B. McComas -- who later married Martha Ann Wilson. Henrietta died in the mid-1850s. (the best primary source I have on this are family Bible records).

4A. Nancy Ann Lycan's first husband was Jackson Wilson; they married in Cabell County, West Virginia (or what was then Virginia) on June 21, 1841 (there are marriage records on this). Nancy & Jackson are the parents of (amongst others) Martha Ann Wilson (who later married Joel B. McComas), Samuel Wilson, and Mary Ann (Wilson) Vermillion. I believe Jackson passed away in the mid-1850s because....

5. Nancy Ann (Lycan) Wilson married the widower Rev. Sartain McComas on January 22, 1855 in Lawrence County, Ohio.

6. You were right, shortly after Nancy & Sartain's marriage Nancy's daughter Martha married Sartain's son Joel McComas, on May 8, 1855.

7. I strongly believe that you are also right about Martha McComas marrying Nicodemus Vermillion (it would be his third/last marriage) - they married on April 29, 1875 in Lawrence County, Ohio. (And there is a marriage record for this, as well as some corroborating stuff that is a little much to get into here, but I will be happy to explain via email if you're interested).


by sarab on 2015-09-12 04:21:26

Any information on John Adolph McCommas or William Oscar McCommas

by Pataul on 2016-09-13 20:53:17

New to family research. I am looking for information on Joseph Wilson McComas. He married Sallie Moore at some point. Joseph died in 1920 at the age of 37. Trying to find his parents names so we can continue on

by TexasWeatherGirl on 2016-10-12 21:41:29

Also new to family research...Stumbled upon this site after doing an internet search on Amon McCommas. He is my 4th Great Grandfather on my father's side. Interesting irony is that my dad was a surveyor for the City of Dallas his whole life with his final job being at the landfill, named McCommas' Bluff. He thought he might be related to the McCommases but only had word-of-mouth information. Unfortunately, he passed away in Jan 2015 before I could share all this info with him :-(

But thanks so much for all this information!! I currently live in Alexandria, VA and will be doing a little more site-seeing in Baltimore now for sure!


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