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Samuel McComas
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Birth: May 25, 1811
Concord (Lewis County)
Lewis County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 1897
New Richmond
Montgomery County
Indiana, USA

The Daily Journal Est. in 1887, Tues. Nov 6, 1897
Death of an Octogenarian--Samuel McComas, an Aged and Highly Esteemed Citizen, Dies from Paralysis of the Brain -----
Samuel McComas, a well known and highly esteemed citizen, died this morning shortly after 5 o'clock, at his home on West Pike street, from paralysis of the brain. The funeral will occur from the Christian church in New Richmond Thursday morning at 11 o'clock, the Rev. T.J.Shuey officiating. The services will be under the auspices of the Masonic order.
Mr. McComas, who was 87 years of age, was born in Lewis county, Kentucky, near Concord, May 25, 1811, where he spent his boyhood days. At nine years of age he moved with his parents to Adams county, Ohio, where he resided until 1839, when he came to this county and located at New Richmond. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Maria Carr,{this name is spelled "Caw" in the original news item. "Carr" is penned in margin} whom he married in 1839. She died in 1859. By that union there were six children, four of whom are living, namely: William, David, DeLoss and Frank.
In 1860 he was wedded to Mrs. Susan Pitts, who survives him. To them were born eight children, six of whom live, namely: Mrs. Henry Hays, Mrs. William Dewey, of New Richmond, Mrs. John Swearingen {all letters clear except the one, or ones, following the first "S"; the name could be Sevearingen, Svearingen, or Swearingen.}, Louise, Mima and Robert McComas. Mr. McComas was a staunch Democrat and a man, before the weight of years settled heavily upon him, whose counsel was ever welcome in the party work. He was a justice of the peace at New Richmond ('Indianna' penned in} for twenty-two consecutive years, and it was during that period that he acquired the title of 'Squire', which official distinction he has since carried and by which name he was most familiarly known. He was an earnest and zealous member in the Christian church, in which faith he became a believer in 1832. He joined the Masonic lodge at Pleasant Hill in 1846. Mr. McComas was a man of sterling principles, honored by his associates in business affairs and in whose character integrity was the predominating attribute. He was an indulgent, kind father and husband, an esteemed neighbor and a true citizen in whose death the public sustains a serious loss. 
Family links: 
  Susan Croy McComas (1835 - 1905)
  Marie Carr McComas (1811 - 1859)*
  William Brown McComas (1833 - 1900)*
  Barbara M. McComas Croy (1848 - 1885)*
*Calculated relationship
Specifically: Probable burial at Oak Hill Cemetery (Union) with 2nd wife OR New Richmond Cemetery (Coal Creek) with 1st wife, Montgomery County, Indiana
Created by: Karen Lansing
Record added: Apr 19, 2010
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