John Sartain
Stephen M. McComas
(Abt 1765-1844)
Sarah Sartain
(Abt 1772-Cir 1828)
Sartain McComas
(Abt 1800-Abt 1890)


Family Links

1. Henrietta Howard
2. Nancy Lycans

Sartain McComas 155

  • Born: Abt 1800, Anderson Co., Tennessee
  • Marriage (1): Henrietta Howard on 6 Jan 1820 in Lawrence Co., Ohio 157
  • Marriage (2): Nancy Lycans on 22 Jan 1855 in Lawrence Co., Ohio 157
  • Died: Abt 1890, Perry Township, Lawrence Co., Ohio about age 90

bullet  General Notes:

Sartain came to Ohio and married, according to family stories related by Robert F. Hill, a full or half Cherokee Indian (early 1800s). He is buried in the Melvin Family Cemetery in Coal Grove, Lawrence Co., Ohio (near Rock Camp).

The Ohio Land Records database from records Sartain McComas' land aquisitions at the Chillicothe Land Office on March 1, 1836 (41.97 acres), Aug. 8, 1837 (42. 27 acres), April 1, 1843 (41.59 acres), and Nov 1, 1846 (42,27 acres).

In 1880, Sartain is living with his recently married daughter, America, in Butler, Wayne Co., WV. His wife, Nancy, is not listed ... see general notes on his daughter, America McComas.

The 1870 Federal Census for Perry Township, Lawrence Co., Ohio, Ironton P. O., page 470A, dated July 2, 1870 records Sartain McComas (70 from Va.) with wife Nancy McComas (51 from Kentucky) and children Ferala McComas (12 - Ohio) and America J. McComas (9 - Ohio). Also in the house hold are Martha A. McComas (30 - Ohio), Nancy J. McComas (14 - Ohio), Ammon McComas (12 - Ohio), and John A. McComas (9 - Ohio). Also in the household is Samuel Wilson (19 - VA) who is Nancy's son by her first husband, Jackson Wilson ... see general notes on Sartain's wife, Nancy Likens Wilson. Sartain is a preacher and has real estate valued at $2,000 and a personal estate valued at $300.

The 1860 Federal Census for Mason Township, Lawrence Co., Ohio records Sartain McComas (indexed as Saston Mccommis at (Farmer-59 from Tenn.) with wife Nancy McComas (41 from Va.) and children Mary [Polly] A. Wilson (18 from Kentucky), Lindsay Wilson (16 from Va.), James Wilson (14 from Va.), Elizabeth Wilson (12 from Va.), Samuel Wilson (10 from Ohio) and Feribe Wilson (2 from Ohio). In this census, Feribe is listed as a Wilson, however, Sartain married Nancy Wilson in 1855 and she should be listed as a McComas.

The 1850 Federal Census for Mason Township, Lawrence Co., Ohio, page 355B, dated Oct 8, 1850 records Sartain McCormas (sic) (48 from Tenn.) with wife Henrietta McCormas (48 from NC) with children Nancy McCormas (16 - Ohio), Emeretta McCormas (12 - Ohio), Rebecca McCormas (9 - Ohio), and Milton McCormas (10 - Ohio). Also in the household is James Howard (80 - NC) and Thomas Howard (22 - NC). Thomas is listed as insane. Sartain is a farmer with real estate valued at $800. Next door is Dennison Massie living with his parents, Jeptha and Lucy Massie, and siblings ... see notes on Dennison Massie for 1850 census facts.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Preacher.


Sartain married Henrietta Howard on 6 Jan 1820 in Lawrence Co., Ohio.157 (Henrietta Howard was born about 1800 in North Carolina and died about 1850 in Lawrence Co., Ohio.)


Sartain next married Nancy Lycans on 22 Jan 1855 in Lawrence Co., Ohio.157 (Nancy Lycans was born in Oct 1818 in Kentucky and died after 1900 in Lawrence Co., Ohio.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900
Name: McCOMAS, Sartin
Spouse: Wilson, Nancy
Marriage Date: 22 Jan 1855
County: Lawrence
State: Ohio

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