McCOMB, Eleazer, (1740 - 1798)


McCOMB, Eleazer, a Delegate from Delaware; born August 11, 1740; served in the Revolutionary War as captain of militia; appointed privy councilor in 1779; Member of the Continental Congress, 1783-1784; appointed as one of the commissioners to confer on the subject of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, 1786; auditor of accounts of the State of Delaware, 1787-1793; moved from Dover to Wilmington about 1792; engaged in commercial pursuits and shipping in Wilmington; director of the Bank of Delaware in 1795; died at Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., in December 1798.