Rebecca McComas

5 July 1799–21 February 1878 (Age 78)
Giles, Virginia, United States

The Life of Rebecca

Rebecca McComas was born on 5 July 1799, in Giles, Virginia, United States as the daughter of Elisha McComas and Ann French. She married Patrick H Keenan on 23 April 1818, in Cabell, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Cabell, Carroll, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Cabell, Virginia, United States in 1860. She died on 21 February 1878, in Salt Rock, Cabell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in McComas, Mercer, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Patrick H Keenan
Rebecca McComas
Marriage: 23 April 1818
Eleanor B Keenan
David M. F. Keenan
Cynthia Ann Keenan
Nancy Keenan

Spouse and Children

23 April 1818
Cabell, West Virginia, United States


    Eleanor B Keenan


    David M. F. Keenan


    Cynthia Ann Keenan


    Nancy Keenan


Parents and Siblings

    Elisha McComas





    Lasher Hatfield



    Sallie McComas


    Rebecca McComas



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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 13

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 21

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thómais ‘son of Thomas ’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Keenan in household of Patrick Keenan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca Keenan in household of Patrick Keenan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Mccomas in household of James Mccomas, "United States Census, 1850"

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