Mary McComber

3 March 1801–19 December 1874 (Age 73)
Springfield, Otsego, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary McComber was born on 3 March 1801, in Springfield, Otsego, New York, United States, her father, Benjamin McComber, was 19 and her mother, Sally Nobles, was 13. She married Benjamin Franklin Willcox on 18 March 1818, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and San Juan Judicial Township, Monterey, California, United States in 1860. She died on 19 December 1874, in San Juan Bautista, San Benito, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in San Juan Bautista, San Benito, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Willcox
Mary McComber
Marriage: 18 March 1818
Edward Wilcox
Trally Elephel Wilcox
Joseph Wilcox
Mary Ann Wilcox
Sarah Ann Wilcox
Sylvester McCumber Willcox
Oliver Willcox
Hyland DeForest Wilcox
Benjamin Cyrus Willcox

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 March 1818Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1803 · The U.S doubles in size
    Age 2
    The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 20
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: Anglicized form of a Gaelic name, probably Mac Ciaragáin ‘descendant of Ciaragán’, a personal name based on a diminutive of ciar ‘black, dark’ (see Kerrigan ), but erroneously identified with cíor ‘comb’. However, the Irish evidence is for Ó Ciaragáin, not Mac Ciaragáin, so the Mac prefix is surprising.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Mary Wilcox, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary Willcox in household of Benjamin Willcox, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary Wilcox in household of Benj Wilcox, "United States Census, 1870"

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