Looking for information on Ira McCollom and listed in the 1850 Macon Co. IL census. Ira was married to Mary Beach in Ohio. They had 7 children living in Decatur at that time. Children were Amos, John, Harriet, Mary A., Irena, my great grandfather Abraham, and Freelove. Abraham moved to Fayette Co. IL and married Isabella Cochran. Ira Stated he was born in NY.I have reason to believe that his father was Benjamin McCollom.Have seen many variations of the spelling for McCollom.