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 Amon McCommas, Sr

Amon McCommas, Sr

Birth
Anderson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 20 May 1877 (aged 72)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 17677932 · View Source
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Son of Stephen M. McCommas and Sarah Sartain.
Husband of Mary "Polly" Brumfield.

Their children are:
James Burke McCommas, Stephen Burke McCommas, John M. McCommas, Elisha McCommas, Amon McCommas, Jr., Rosanna McCommas Cox, William Milton "Bud" McCommas, Mary Emaline McCommas Herndon Stone, Armilda McCommas Fleeman.

He came to Texas in December 1844 with the Peter's Colony and is credited with preaching the first sermon in Dallas County. His family was one of the first 5 or 6 families to settle in Dallas. He was a Campbellite preacher (Disciples of Christ minister) and he founded the Christian Church of Dallas in 1845 with 12 members. In 1873 this church was divided into two groups: the Pearl and Main Street Church of Christ and another group that developed into the Central Christian Church.
In 1846, he chaired the meeting that formed Dallas County. He was later elected as the first Chief Justice of the Dallas County Commissioner's Court. He was also a farmer and he owned the first "tread-mill" (grist mill powered by mules) in Dallas. He was president of the first county fair in Dallas; this fair went on to become the State Fair of Texas. He is also a charter member of the Dallas County Pioneers Association, organized in 1875, for which he served as the first Chaplain. Amon and his wife Mary raised several of their grandchildren (due to the premature deaths of some of their own children: James B. McCommas, Rosanna Cox and Armilda Fleeman). McCommas Boulevard in Dallas was named for Amon McCommas and his family.


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  • Created by: kwstucker
  • Added: 24 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17677932
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Amon McCommas, Sr (5 Jun 1804–20 May 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17677932, citing Cox Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by kwstucker (contributor 46887247) .