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 Hiram McComas Sr.

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Hiram McComas Sr.

Birth
Cabell County, West Virginia, USA
Death
9 May 1849 (aged 45–46)
Platte County, Missouri, USA
Burial
Platte County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID
222258394 View Source

Son of Moses McComas and Lucy Napier. Married first in Cabell Co VA (now W VA) Emma Langley; married 2nd ca. 1829 Rebecca Hatfield b. 1806, daughter of Isaac Hatfield and Mary French. Their children:

Rush McComas born 13 Jan 1830 Cabell Co WVA d. 6 May 1903 Santa Clara Co. CA, married 3 Aug 1853 in Platte Co MO, Ann Eliza Swope b. 11 Sept 1835 KY d. 7 July 1905 Santa Clara, daughter of Jacob Swope. Rush and his family traveled to CA by way of the Isthmus of Panama, arriving in Santa Clara Co. CA in 1861. He and his wife had 8 children: William B. b. 19 June 1854 Platte MO d. 23 Apr 1891 Santa Clara, CA, Cora McComas b. 17 Nov 1856 d. 21 Nov 1935 Santa Clara, CA, Ella b. 24 Feb 1858 d. 29 Nov 1944 Santa Clara Co. CA, Harriet McComas b. 6 July 1861 MO d. 25 Nov 1944 Santa Clara, CA, Anna b. 16 Mar 1864 CA d. 3 Oct 1900 Santa Clara, CA, Katy 'Kitty' b. 29 Mar 1866 d. 18 Jan 1903 Santa Clara, CA, Allen McComas b. 10 Jan 1868 CA d. 10 Feb 1911 Santa Clara, CA, Henry W. b. 25 Sept 1871 d. 28 July 1932 Santa Clara, CA
Among the public officers of Santa Clara County there is no one who is held in more general esteem than Hon. Rush McComas. He was born in Cabell County, Virginia, in 1830. His parents, Hiram and Rebecca (Hatfield) McComas, were natives of that State, and in 1841 removed with their family to Platte County, Missouri, where the youth and early manhood of the subject of this sketch were passed following the pursuits of a farmer's son, and picking up the rudiments of an education in the country schools. In 1853 he was elected Assessor of Platte County, but subsequently resigned to engage in mercantile business at Parkville, Missouri, ten miles from where Kansas City now stands. At that time the site was known as Westport Landing, and consisted of a couple of dozen of houses and several warehouses on the flat under the hill; nothing more. During the season of 1857-58 he acted as clerk on a Missouri River steamboat, the firm of which he was a member being part owner, but continued in the general merchandise and produce business until the spring of 1861, when the shadows of war darkened the land, and by the following fall financial ruin had overtaken nearly every man in business in that part of Missouri, himself among the number. In October he removed with his family to California, reaching Santa Clara, via Panama, early in November, 1861. For several years he worked as a day laborer during the harvest season. In 1864 he bought his present home of eighty acres, purchasing the claim from different individuals, but afterward discovering that it was Government land. This place he has gradually improved until now he has four acres of pears, four of quinces, ten of strawberries, and the rest in general farming. It lies on the Coffin Road, about four miles north of Santa Clara, and is watered by three artesian wells, which furnish an ample supply for all purposes. In 1877 Mr. McComas was elected to the State Legislature, serving with credit to himself and giving satisfaction to his constituents. In 1878, under the existing laws, the entire support of the government fell upon the laboring and producing classes, money at loan upon mortgage not being taxed. To correct this and other evils, a constitution convention was called. Mr. McComas was elected a member of it, having shown much interest in the endeavor to remedy them. They met in October, 1878, in Sacramento, and, after a session of five months, succeeded in framing the present Constitution of the State, which was adopted by vote of the people soon after. The equalization of taxation effected by this has given a great impetus to all the material interests of the State. In 1879 he was again elected a member of the Assembly, served on the Committee on Education and Claims, and was Chairman of the Committee on Public Lands, and took a leading part in the successful effort to obtain the appropriation to build the present State Normal School in the city of San Jose. In 1884 Mr. McComas was elected County Treasurer, and again in 1886, being now the incumbent of that office. He was married, in 1853, to Miss Ann E. Swope, of Missouri, her parents having removed thither from Madison County, Kentucky, early in its history. Mr. and Mrs. McComas have seven children: William, now living on the home farm; Cora, wife of D. W. Burchard, of San Jose; Ella, Harrieet, Anna, Katy, Allen, and Henry. Most of them are still living under the parental roof.
Mr. McComas is a member of the Masonic Order, as also of the Patrons of Husbandry, the A. O. U. W., the Chosen Friends, the American Legion of Honor and Order of the Eastern Star. He is a stanch Republican, and believes fully in the protection of American industries. A man of rigid integrity and crystal probity, he has the fullest confidence of the people, as is evinced by the fact that he experienced not the least difficulty in furnishing bonds to the amount of $300,000, as County Treasurer and Tax Collector. Mr. McComas is a careful and conscientious public officer, and a leading member of the Republican party, receiving the unanimous vote of the convention which nominated him. While holding the highest esteem of his own party, he possesses likewise the fullest respect and confidence of every citizen.

Charles Lee McComas born 1832 Cabell Co WVA m. 10 Oct 1856 in Platte Co MO, Elizabeth Jane Hatfield b. 30 Jan 1836 Cabell Co WVA d. 6 July 1905 Soquel, Santa Cruz Co. CA.. Charles died 11 May 1885 Santa Clara Twp, Santa Clara Co. CA. Charles McComas and his family left Platte Co MO for CA in spring 1863 traveling by wagon train launched from Ft Leavenworth. The journey took 4 mos and they reached Santa Clara Co in Oct 1863 joining his older brother Rush McComas who was already there. Charles and his wife purchased 80 acres in Santa Clara Twp near Agnew in 1872 and remained with their nine children: Samuel 1858-20 Sept 1875, Laura 1860-21 July 1877, Edward Venton Apr 1862-17 Jan 1901, George H 1866-20 Jan 1911., Charles L. 6 Apr 1868-28 Feb 1930, Dora (Doris) 1 Dec 1969-13 Jan 1939, Nellie V b. 23 Oct 1871 d. 3 Nov 1941, Burton S b. 20 June 1875 d. 14 Jan 1937, and Walter Haynes McComas b. 1877 CA d. 26 Feb 1918.

Joseph Edward McComas born 15 May 1834 Cabell Co WVA

Guy McComas born 1836 m. 25 Feb 1858 in Platte Co MO, Margaret Lanter, the daughter of Thomas Lanter and Spicey Davis who married 3 Mar 1818 Madison Co. After the death of Guy McComas Margaret remarried on 7 Nov 1861 in Jackson Co Ks, DeWitt C. Locke and moved to Jackson Co KS where Hiram McComas's brother Sanders W. McComas was living. Margaret (Lanter) (McComas) Locke and Dewitt C. Locke had 4 children together: Hattie Locke 30 Aug 1862, Sidney E. Locke 1862, William E Locke 1869, Lizzie M Locke 1871 (Margaret was buried in Circleville Cemetery, Jackson Co KS). Guy McComas's widow Margaret died in 1873 and her 2nd husband DeWitt Clinton Locke remarried Betty R. Lewis, daughter of N.D. Lewis and have more children.

Lucy A. McComas born 25 Apr 1841 Platte co Mo died 13 Jan 1892 Los Angeles Co CA m. Samuel Joseph Miller b. 18 Sept 1836 NY d. 24 May 1906 (both buried Oakdale Memorial Park, Glendora, Los Angeles Co. CA). They were in 1880 census for Inyo, CA. Children: Charles E. Miller b. Nov 20 1860 d. Jan 10 1891, William H. Miller born 1863 d. 1917 (buried Oakdale Memorial Park, Los Angeles Co CA). Her husband Samuel J. Miller had remarried by 1900 census for Los Angeles Co CA. 2nd wife Emma born July 1850 Rhode Island.

Thomas McComas born 1846 Platte Co MO

Hiram McComas JR born 5 March 1849 Platte Co MO died 17 July 1911 Maricopa AZ (Annals of Platte Co MO said he 'moved to CA'. This appears to have been true. He had three children born in Ca 1883, 1885 and 1888 with wife Anna. However, he is buried with his wife Mary Anna (Hoyt) McComas (born May 23 1852 and 3 of his children Ina, Roy and Fay McComas in Maricopa AZ, City of Mesa Cemetery online on Find a Grave). His children were: Ina McComas born 1883 CA, Roy McComas born 1885 CA, Fay McComas born 1888 CA, and Ruth McComas b.2 Apr 1891 CA d. Jan 1981 (married Jesse Marshall Humphrey born 30 Oct 1888 died 14 Oct 1935 and lived in Maricopa Co AZ). I question Hiram's headstone year of death because in Apr 18 1910 census his wife Anna says she is already a 'widow'.

Son of Moses McComas and Lucy Napier. Married first in Cabell Co VA (now W VA) Emma Langley; married 2nd ca. 1829 Rebecca Hatfield b. 1806, daughter of Isaac Hatfield and Mary French. Their children:

Rush McComas born 13 Jan 1830 Cabell Co WVA d. 6 May 1903 Santa Clara Co. CA, married 3 Aug 1853 in Platte Co MO, Ann Eliza Swope b. 11 Sept 1835 KY d. 7 July 1905 Santa Clara, daughter of Jacob Swope. Rush and his family traveled to CA by way of the Isthmus of Panama, arriving in Santa Clara Co. CA in 1861. He and his wife had 8 children: William B. b. 19 June 1854 Platte MO d. 23 Apr 1891 Santa Clara, CA, Cora McComas b. 17 Nov 1856 d. 21 Nov 1935 Santa Clara, CA, Ella b. 24 Feb 1858 d. 29 Nov 1944 Santa Clara Co. CA, Harriet McComas b. 6 July 1861 MO d. 25 Nov 1944 Santa Clara, CA, Anna b. 16 Mar 1864 CA d. 3 Oct 1900 Santa Clara, CA, Katy 'Kitty' b. 29 Mar 1866 d. 18 Jan 1903 Santa Clara, CA, Allen McComas b. 10 Jan 1868 CA d. 10 Feb 1911 Santa Clara, CA, Henry W. b. 25 Sept 1871 d. 28 July 1932 Santa Clara, CA
Among the public officers of Santa Clara County there is no one who is held in more general esteem than Hon. Rush McComas. He was born in Cabell County, Virginia, in 1830. His parents, Hiram and Rebecca (Hatfield) McComas, were natives of that State, and in 1841 removed with their family to Platte County, Missouri, where the youth and early manhood of the subject of this sketch were passed following the pursuits of a farmer's son, and picking up the rudiments of an education in the country schools. In 1853 he was elected Assessor of Platte County, but subsequently resigned to engage in mercantile business at Parkville, Missouri, ten miles from where Kansas City now stands. At that time the site was known as Westport Landing, and consisted of a couple of dozen of houses and several warehouses on the flat under the hill; nothing more. During the season of 1857-58 he acted as clerk on a Missouri River steamboat, the firm of which he was a member being part owner, but continued in the general merchandise and produce business until the spring of 1861, when the shadows of war darkened the land, and by the following fall financial ruin had overtaken nearly every man in business in that part of Missouri, himself among the number. In October he removed with his family to California, reaching Santa Clara, via Panama, early in November, 1861. For several years he worked as a day laborer during the harvest season. In 1864 he bought his present home of eighty acres, purchasing the claim from different individuals, but afterward discovering that it was Government land. This place he has gradually improved until now he has four acres of pears, four of quinces, ten of strawberries, and the rest in general farming. It lies on the Coffin Road, about four miles north of Santa Clara, and is watered by three artesian wells, which furnish an ample supply for all purposes. In 1877 Mr. McComas was elected to the State Legislature, serving with credit to himself and giving satisfaction to his constituents. In 1878, under the existing laws, the entire support of the government fell upon the laboring and producing classes, money at loan upon mortgage not being taxed. To correct this and other evils, a constitution convention was called. Mr. McComas was elected a member of it, having shown much interest in the endeavor to remedy them. They met in October, 1878, in Sacramento, and, after a session of five months, succeeded in framing the present Constitution of the State, which was adopted by vote of the people soon after. The equalization of taxation effected by this has given a great impetus to all the material interests of the State. In 1879 he was again elected a member of the Assembly, served on the Committee on Education and Claims, and was Chairman of the Committee on Public Lands, and took a leading part in the successful effort to obtain the appropriation to build the present State Normal School in the city of San Jose. In 1884 Mr. McComas was elected County Treasurer, and again in 1886, being now the incumbent of that office. He was married, in 1853, to Miss Ann E. Swope, of Missouri, her parents having removed thither from Madison County, Kentucky, early in its history. Mr. and Mrs. McComas have seven children: William, now living on the home farm; Cora, wife of D. W. Burchard, of San Jose; Ella, Harrieet, Anna, Katy, Allen, and Henry. Most of them are still living under the parental roof.
Mr. McComas is a member of the Masonic Order, as also of the Patrons of Husbandry, the A. O. U. W., the Chosen Friends, the American Legion of Honor and Order of the Eastern Star. He is a stanch Republican, and believes fully in the protection of American industries. A man of rigid integrity and crystal probity, he has the fullest confidence of the people, as is evinced by the fact that he experienced not the least difficulty in furnishing bonds to the amount of $300,000, as County Treasurer and Tax Collector. Mr. McComas is a careful and conscientious public officer, and a leading member of the Republican party, receiving the unanimous vote of the convention which nominated him. While holding the highest esteem of his own party, he possesses likewise the fullest respect and confidence of every citizen.

Charles Lee McComas born 1832 Cabell Co WVA m. 10 Oct 1856 in Platte Co MO, Elizabeth Jane Hatfield b. 30 Jan 1836 Cabell Co WVA d. 6 July 1905 Soquel, Santa Cruz Co. CA.. Charles died 11 May 1885 Santa Clara Twp, Santa Clara Co. CA. Charles McComas and his family left Platte Co MO for CA in spring 1863 traveling by wagon train launched from Ft Leavenworth. The journey took 4 mos and they reached Santa Clara Co in Oct 1863 joining his older brother Rush McComas who was already there. Charles and his wife purchased 80 acres in Santa Clara Twp near Agnew in 1872 and remained with their nine children: Samuel 1858-20 Sept 1875, Laura 1860-21 July 1877, Edward Venton Apr 1862-17 Jan 1901, George H 1866-20 Jan 1911., Charles L. 6 Apr 1868-28 Feb 1930, Dora (Doris) 1 Dec 1969-13 Jan 1939, Nellie V b. 23 Oct 1871 d. 3 Nov 1941, Burton S b. 20 June 1875 d. 14 Jan 1937, and Walter Haynes McComas b. 1877 CA d. 26 Feb 1918.

Joseph Edward McComas born 15 May 1834 Cabell Co WVA

Guy McComas born 1836 m. 25 Feb 1858 in Platte Co MO, Margaret Lanter, the daughter of Thomas Lanter and Spicey Davis who married 3 Mar 1818 Madison Co. After the death of Guy McComas Margaret remarried on 7 Nov 1861 in Jackson Co Ks, DeWitt C. Locke and moved to Jackson Co KS where Hiram McComas's brother Sanders W. McComas was living. Margaret (Lanter) (McComas) Locke and Dewitt C. Locke had 4 children together: Hattie Locke 30 Aug 1862, Sidney E. Locke 1862, William E Locke 1869, Lizzie M Locke 1871 (Margaret was buried in Circleville Cemetery, Jackson Co KS). Guy McComas's widow Margaret died in 1873 and her 2nd husband DeWitt Clinton Locke remarried Betty R. Lewis, daughter of N.D. Lewis and have more children.

Lucy A. McComas born 25 Apr 1841 Platte co Mo died 13 Jan 1892 Los Angeles Co CA m. Samuel Joseph Miller b. 18 Sept 1836 NY d. 24 May 1906 (both buried Oakdale Memorial Park, Glendora, Los Angeles Co. CA). They were in 1880 census for Inyo, CA. Children: Charles E. Miller b. Nov 20 1860 d. Jan 10 1891, William H. Miller born 1863 d. 1917 (buried Oakdale Memorial Park, Los Angeles Co CA). Her husband Samuel J. Miller had remarried by 1900 census for Los Angeles Co CA. 2nd wife Emma born July 1850 Rhode Island.

Thomas McComas born 1846 Platte Co MO

Hiram McComas JR born 5 March 1849 Platte Co MO died 17 July 1911 Maricopa AZ (Annals of Platte Co MO said he 'moved to CA'. This appears to have been true. He had three children born in Ca 1883, 1885 and 1888 with wife Anna. However, he is buried with his wife Mary Anna (Hoyt) McComas (born May 23 1852 and 3 of his children Ina, Roy and Fay McComas in Maricopa AZ, City of Mesa Cemetery online on Find a Grave). His children were: Ina McComas born 1883 CA, Roy McComas born 1885 CA, Fay McComas born 1888 CA, and Ruth McComas b.2 Apr 1891 CA d. Jan 1981 (married Jesse Marshall Humphrey born 30 Oct 1888 died 14 Oct 1935 and lived in Maricopa Co AZ). I question Hiram's headstone year of death because in Apr 18 1910 census his wife Anna says she is already a 'widow'.


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