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Eleazer McComb
Birth: 1740
Cumberland
Allegany County
Maryland, USA
Death: Dec., 1798
Wilmington
New Castle County
Delaware, USA

Continental Congressman. He maintained business interests in Kent County, Maryland and Dover, Delaware, including farms, shipping, and warehouses. In 1774 he was appointed to the Committee of Correspondence Kent County, Maryland formed to maintain contact with other committees throughout the colonies as they contemplated independence from England. He later saw military service as a Captain in the Delaware militia. In 1779 he was appointed to the Delaware Governor's Council. From 1783 to 1784 McComb served in the Continental Congress. During the Revolution he played a key role in supplying the Continental Army, implementing a relay system of ships to quickly supply flour and other food items. He later served on the state commission that planned the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, and one that settled Delaware's Revolutionary War accounts with the US government. From 1787 to 1793 McComb was Delaware's Auditor of Accounts. In 1792 he relocated to Wilmington, and in 1795 he was appointed a Director of the Bank of Delaware. McComb and his wife Lydia Irons McComb died suddenly in a nationwide yellow fever epidemic, a plague that resulted in the deaths of nearly 300 people in Wilmington alone. His daughter Jennette was the wife of US Senator Thomas Clayton. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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  Jennette Clayton (1780 - 1812)*
 
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Burial:
Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery
Wilmington
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Oct 29, 2007
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Eleazer McComb
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