McComas, Elisha

Born: 1803-03-25 Cabell County, West Virginia

Died: 1863-11-30 Sangamon County, Illinois

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

McComas married Sophia Shelton in March 1825 in West Virginia, and one month later they settled in western Sangamon County, Illinois. Together they had nine children. In 1860, McComas was a farmer and he owned $5,000 worth of real estate.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 494-95; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 197.