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>>> Isaac McComas Diaries <<<

Contributed for use in the MDGenWeb Archives by Charles McComas Robb

Isaac Taylor McComas was born in Harford County in 1828. He and his brothers Jacob and James were apprenticed as bricklayers. All three moved to Baltimore. On Jan. 1, 1854, Isaac began keeping a diary and never missed a day until he died at age 94. In 1854, he struck out for California to search for gold. However, he arrived in Yuba County just at the time that thousands of people were pouring in on the gold rush. When they discovered that he was a Master Mason, he was paid handsomely to build houses, churches, schools, etc.

In 1859 he returned to Baltimore to marry his sweetheart, Sallie Slicer, and returned with her to California where they remained until 1865. They returned to Md., lived in Balt. for a year then Isaac and his brother Jacob bought the mill in Hood's Mill, Carroll Co. That did not work out very well so Isaac went back to Cal. for a year then returned and purchased the Mill in Ijamsville, Frederick Co. Md. The family stayed in Ijamsville for about 15 years then moved to Balt. where he and Sallie kept a General Merchandise store until his death in 1924.

Now, for 70 years, Isaac wrote all about this in detail. His Md. diaries are far more detailed than his Cal. diaries. He writes about folks in his community, church, and who he does business with. He gripes about who will not pay their bills and who is the best Dr. in the neighborhood. I grew up in the areas of Md where Isaac lived. He discusses the families that were in his community at the time. They are the same families that I grew up with 100 years later.

Isaac and Sallie's children:
Ella Frazier McComas b. 1860
Charles Slicer McComas b.1861
Margaret Slicer McComas 1863
Holcombe Rhees McComas 1866-1869
William Gees McComas 1868
Maud Virginia McComas 1871

Description Filename Date Submitter
1854
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries
- Accounts

mccomas1854i.txt
mccomas1854p.txt
mccomas1854e.txt
mccomas1854a.txt
Apr 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1855
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries
- Accounts

mccomas1855i.txt
mccomas1855p.txt
mccomas1855e.txt
mccomas1855a.txt
Apr 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1856
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries
- Accounts

mccomas1856i.txt
mccomas1856p.txt
mccomas1856e.txt
mccomas1856a.txt
Apr 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1857
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries
- Accounts

mccomas1857i.txt
mccomas1857p.txt
mccomas1857e.txt
mccomas1857a.txt
Apr 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1858
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries

mccomas1858i.txt
mccomas1858p.txt
mccomas1858e.txt
Apr 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1859
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries

mccomas1859i.txt
mccomas1859p.txt
mccomas1859e.txt
Apr 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1860
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries

mccomas1860i.txt
mccomas1860p.txt
mccomas1860e.txt
Apr 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1861
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries

mccomas1861i.txt
mccomas1861p.txt
mccomas1861e.txt
Apr 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1862
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries

mccomas1862i.txt
mccomas1862p.txt
mccomas1862e.txt
Apr 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1863
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries

mccomas1863i.txt
mccomas1863p.txt
mccomas1863e.txt
Apr 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1864
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries

mccomas1864i.txt
mccomas1864p.txt
mccomas1864e.txt
Apr 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1865
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries

mccomas1865i.txt
mccomas1865p.txt
mccomas1865e.txt
Apr 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1866
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries (Jan-Jun)
- Diary Entries (Jul-Dec)

mccomas1866i.txt
mccomas1866p.txt
mccomas1866e1.txt
mccomas1866e2.txt
Apr 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1867
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries

mccomas1867i.txt
mccomas1867p.txt
mccomas1867e.txt
Apr 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1868
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries

mccomas1868i.txt
mccomas1868p.txt
mccomas1868e.txt
Apr 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1869
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries

mccomas1869i.txt
mccomas1869p.txt
mccomas1869e.txt
Apr 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1870
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries

mccomas1870i.txt
mccomas1870p.txt
mccomas1870e.txt
Mar 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1871
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries

mccomas1871i.txt
mccomas1871p.txt
mccomas1871e.txt
Mar 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1872
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries

mccomas1872p.txt
mccomas1872e.txt
Mar 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1873
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries

mccomas1873i.txt
mccomas1873p.txt
mccomas1873e.txt
Mar 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1874
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries

mccomas1874i.txt
mccomas1874p.txt
mccomas1874e.txt
Mar 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1875
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries (Jan-Jun)
- Diary Entries (Jul-Dec)

mccomas1875i.txt
mccomas1875p.txt
mccomas1875e1.txt
mccomas1875e2.txt
Mar 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1876
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries (Jan-Jun)
- Diary Entries (Jul-Dec)

mccomas1876i.txt
mccomas1876p.txt
mccomas1876e1.txt
mccomas1876e2.txt
Feb 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1877
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries (Jan-Jun)
- Diary Entries (Jul-Dec)

mccomas1877i.txt
mccomas1877p.txt
mccomas1877e1.txt
mccomas1877e2.txt
May 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1878
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries (Jan-Jun)
- Diary Entries (Jul-Dec)

mccomas1878i.txt
mccomas1878p.txt
mccomas1878e1.txt
mccomas1878e2.txt
May 2005 Charles McComas Robb
1879
- Individuals in the Diary
- Places and Things in the Diary
- Diary Entries (Jan-Jun)
- Diary Entries (Jul-Dec)

mccomas1879i.txt
mccomas1879p.txt
mccomas1879e1.txt
mccomas1879e2.txt
May 2005 Charles McComas Robb
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