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The Records and Diary of Isaac McComas -
an early Yuba County pioneer

 

These records have been generously shared by Charles McComas Robb, who is Isaac's great-great-grandson.  Charles has transcribed the following original documents in hopes that it may help other Yuba County researchers.  Isaac came from Maryland to Yuba County in 1854 - returning to Maryland 12 years later.  He was a brickmaker who lived in Marysville from 1854 through 1866.  He kept a daily diary all of his life.  The following are diary entries, and other information, spanning those years.

 

1854 Cash Accounts Diary People listed in Diary Places listed in Diary
1855 Cash Accounts Diary People listed in Diary Places listed in Diary
1856 Cash Accounts Diary People listed in Diary Places listed in Diary
1857 Cash Accounts Diary People listed in Diary Places listed in Diary
1858   Diary People listed in Diary Places listed in Diary
1859   Diary People listed in Diary Places listed in Diary
1860   Diary People listed in Diary Places listed in Diary
1861   Diary People listed in Diary Places listed in Diary
1862   Diary People listed in Diary Places listed in Diary
1863   Diary People listed in Diary Places listed in Diary
1864   Diary People listed in Diary Places listed in Diary
1865   Diary People listed in Diary Places listed in Diary
1866   Diary     
1854-1865 Work Schedule      
1870   Diary People listed in Diary Places listed in Diary
1871   Diary People listed in Diary Places listed in Diary
1872   Diary People listed in Diary Places listed in Diary



Note: Family oral history had said that Isaac stayed in Marysville until 1866. In fact, he left to return to Baltimore in June of 1865. However, he receives mail and does business back and forth for several years. He made two trips to "settle affares". 

Note: As of 1869, Isaac still has financial interests in Marysville. As of 1869, he and his brother, Jacob, have purchased a large milling operation in Maryland. During certain periods when "times are hard", Isaac sells some of his Marysville gold out of necessity.