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
1784–1863
Rebecca McComas
1799–1878
Marriage: 23 April 1818
Eleanor B Keenan
1819–
David M. F. Keenan
1829–1880
Cynthia Ann Keenan
1831–1902
Nancy Keenan
1833–1911

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 April 1818
Cabell, West Virginia, United States
children

(4)

    Eleanor B Keenan

    Female1819–Female

    David M. F. Keenan

    Male1829–1880Male

    Cynthia Ann Keenan

    Female1831–1902Female

    Nancy Keenan

    Female1833–1911Female

Parents and Siblings

    Elisha McComas

    MaleMale

    Female1776–1850Female

siblings

(17)

    Lasher Hatfield

    Male1790–1815Male

    Male1792–1863Male

    Sallie McComas

    Female1793–1807Female

    Rebecca McComas

    Female1794–1808Female

    Male1794–1865Male

+12 More Children

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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