KATHERINE SHAW McCOMB was the mother of four sons who were born in Rocaven, Balanacard, Antrim, Ireland at the foot of Slemish Mountain.  They were cousins of Alexander McComb who was in the United States Army.

     Jacob Shaw McComb was born in 1774.  He arrived in the United States in 1798. He was married to Sarah "Sally" Evans in 1800. They became the parents of 13 children.  Jacob died in 1865 in Elmont, Texas, the age of 91.

     William McComb was born in Antrim, Ireland.  He is believed to have married a woman who was from Georgia, U.S.A. & they had eleven children.  William is supposed to have died in Knox County, Tennessee.

   James McComb - nothing known about him at this time.

    Thomas McComb died in Scotland.


JAMES WILLIAM McCOMB SR. was born 1792 in Knox County, Tennesse and was the son of William McComb. James married Elizabeth "Betsy" LEWIS in 1816 in Knox County.  She was from Alabama.  James and Elizabeth became the parents of ten children: William, Charles, Mary, Amy, Jacob, John, James, Jane, Elizabeth, David.   James (Sr.) died in Morgan County, Missouri in 1837.   He is buried on the Burnette Conner farm at Bagnell.


AMY E. McCOMB was born 1826 in Knox County, Tennessee.  She was the daughter of Elizabeth Lewis and James McComb, Sr.    Amy married Walter T. Conner in 1844 in Miller County, Missouri.    They became the parents of eight children.  Amy died in 1916 and is buried in Freedom Cemetery, Camden, Missouri.



By: Esther M. Ziock Carroll
(Published in the Independent Journal 21 Sept. 1989)

Washington County resident, Willard Eugene Carroll, Potosi, recently received (1989) membership in the Civil War organizations of The Sons of Confederate Veterans and The Military Order of the Stars and Bars.

To be eligible for membership a person must be a lineal or collateral descendant of a Civil War ancestor who served with the Confederate Army and for the Military Order of the Stars and Bars descendancy must be from an officer.  Carroll met these requirements through his collateral descendancy from Dr. James McComb, his great, great, great uncle, a resident of Laclede County, Missouri.

When the Civil War broke out in 1861 Dr. McComb, being a southern sympathizer, was driven from home when a neighbor came by one evening about sunset and informed him that he had heard orders given that Dr. McComb would be shot on sight and he must make his escape.  Dr. McComb left and in a few days was appointed Assistant Regimental Surgeon in Gen. Parson's division of Gen. Price's Army.   He was permitted to return home on the 2nd of May, 1862 having found the report that drove him away to be untrue.

He returned to his beloved wife and family and established a successful and prominent medical practice in Lebanon, Missouri.  He was a typical old-fashioned family doctor in the days when they still made house calls.   During his life he was a member of the Laclede County Medical Association, served one year as Vice President of the State Medical Association and was President of the United States Board of Medical Examiners and Pensions for several years.  He was also local surgeon for Frisco Railroad and held other positions of trust and honor.   Dr. McComb died on March 6th, 1926 at the age of 93 years.


CAPTAIN JOHN McCOMB was born in 1829.   During the Civil War he served with the Confederate Army.  He was killed in the battle of Lone Jack, Missouri in 1862.  He is listed on Missouri's Confederate Roll of Honor.

Male lineal and collateral descendants of Confederate
Civil War soldiers are eligible for membership in:

Sons of Confederate Veterans       

Descendants of Officers are eligible for membership in:
The Military Order of the Stars & Bars


Sources:  Eva Lou Farnham,  Martha Carroll Fenimore,  Peggy Gregory;;