Napoleon B. McComas

Napoleon B. McComas (1814 -1881) Napoleon B. McComas was born in Virginia in 1814.  He was the son of William and Dicey (Napier) McComas.  He married Margaret Long on April 14, 1836 in Hancock County, Indiana.[1]  He purchased land in Jasper County, Illinois, near the town of Hidalgo, in 1839.[2]  Census records indicate he was a farmer.[3]  Napoleon and Margaret had eleven children.  Their oldest son William J. McComas died while serving in Company E, 97th Infantry, Illinois, on March 23, 1863 in Memphis, TN.[4] Their daughter, Eliza, married James Preston Hayes.  Napoleon and Margaret later moved to Charleston, Coles County, Illinois.[5]  Napoleon McComas died on September 5, 1881.

[1] Early Indiana Marriage Records

[2] Illinois Public Land Purchase, Jasper County, IL on August 22, 1839

[3] 1860 Federal Census, Jasper County, IL

[4] Military Records, William J. McComas, National Archives

[5] 1880 Federal Census, Charleston, Coles County, IL

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Father*                 William McComas - (b. 1767, d. 1817)

Mother*                Dicey Napier - (b. Oct. 19, 1773, d. Dec. 3, 1849)

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Birth*               20 Oct 1814

Marriage*        14 Apr 1836                Margaret Long (b. circa 1815,          )

Son:               __ ___ 1837                William J. McComas (b. 1837, d. 23 Mar 1863); IN.; he married Janet Brees on 26 Aug 1860

Son:              __ Feb 1838                Benjamin F. McComas (b. Feb 1838,          ); he married Lucinda Harrison on 11 May 1861

Daughter:   cir __ ___ 1839                Rebecca McComas (b. circa 1839,          ); she married Jesse B. Montique on 18 Jan 1866

Son:          cir __ ___ 1844                James Monroe McComas (b. 20 Feb 1842, d. 17 Jun 1924); he married Mary Amelia Frost on 24 Dec 1868

Daughter:   cir __ ___ 1846                Dacy A. McComas (b. circa 1846,          )

Daughter:       06 Aug 1850                Eliza McComas (b. 06 Aug 1850,          ); she married James Preston Hayes 

Daughter:       06 Aug 1850                Nancy E. McComas (b. 06 Aug 1850,          )

Daughter:   cir __ ___ 1856                Margaret Emeline McComas (b. 6 Jun 1855,          ); she married George Washington Firestone, Jr. on 8 Jul 1876

Daughter:   cir __ ___ 1856                Emily F. McComas (b. circa 1856,          )  

Daughter:   cir __ ___ 1868                Lucinda A. McComas (b. circa 1868, d. 15 Nov 1924)  

Death:            5 Sep  1881

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