NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
There were three immigrants of the family of McIntyre in New England among the first settlers. The first, Philip, in mentioned below. The second, Robert, was a witness in the trial in the Essex court, Nov. 24, 1653, stating his age as twenty-four and his place of employment as the Lynn Iron Works. He probably went with his employers to Rhode Island, where the Iron Works were removed a few years later. The third was Micom, or Malcolm, who settled about 1650 at York, Maine, and left many descendants in that section. Malcolm's house, which was used as a garrison in the Indian wars, is now or was lately standing; it is said tht it was built in the Protectorate of Cromwell, the second story projecting over the first in the old part of the house, and the whole built of heavy timbers. It is now (1910) owned by a wealthy descendant name John McIntyre, and occupied by his sister. A stanza referring to the muscular and perhaps pugnacious ancestor of the Maine family reads:
"And there was Micom McIntyre
With his great foot and hand
He kicked and cuffed Sam Freathy so
He could neither go nor stand."
Judge McIntyre, who wrote a sketch of the Charlton, Mass. family says:
"These three McIntyres were probably of the same family, perhaps brothers, and exported by Cromwell among the prisoners of war taken at the battles of Dunbar and Worcester, where over ten thousand Scotch Highlanders and other followers of Charles were captured and sent to the colonies."
There is a tradition among the Maine families that Micom McIntyre was "banished by Cromwell."
Philip McIntyre, immigrant ancestor, came when a youth from Scotland about 1648. He was born probably in Argyle about 1630; married at Reading, Mass. Aug. 6, 1666, Mary _____. His name appears in the list of inhabitants of the town of Reading that drew land in the division of the Great Swamp at Reading in 1666, and in that year he paid as his share of the ministerial tax the sum of ten shillings. In 1686 in a "coppie of a rare made to be payd in money to be payd to the Indians for the purchase of the town's land" as a contributor of three pounds to a subscription for the new meeting house. Shortly before his death he conveyed his homestead by deed to his son David.
He was a much respected citizen of Reading, where at an advanced age he died in December, 1719.
1. Philip Jr., born March 15, 1667.
2. Thomas, Oct. 15, died Oct. 24, 1668.
3. Daniel, Sept. 20, 1669; married Judith, daughter of John and Judith Putney; he died at Salem, Dec. 1729.
4. Mary, July 30, 1672; married Thomas Rich, of Salem.
5. Sarah, about 1677; married Joseph Putney, May 18, 1697; removed to Oxford, Mass., in 1727.
6. John, March 20, 1679; married April 8, 1701, Elizabeth Daniels, of Watertown.
7. Thomas, about 1680, housewright by trade; married Mary, daughter of Robert and Mary Moulton; he died probably at Salem.
8. Samuel, 1682; married Mary Upton of Reading, Oct. 15, 1706.
9. Jonathan, 1684.
10. David, June 12, 1688; married, Sept. 4, 1712; died after 1720.
(I) Richard McIntyre, a descendant of Philip McIntyre, in the third or fourth generation, was born July 24, 1749, died Jan. 24, 1826. He removed to Vermont before the revolution and was a soldier in the American army. He was in Captain Nathan Smith's company, April, 1778; also in Captain Jacob Odell's company, Colonel Ira Allen's regiment, in 1780, and he was a sergeant in Captain Jacob O'Dell's company, Colonel Ira Allen's regiment on the alarm of 1784 engaged in "taking Tories" on Rupert Mountain. His service was credited to Manchester, Bennington county, Vermont. In that town in 1790, according to the first federal census, he was the head of a family of five, two males over sixteen, two under sixteen and one female. Afterward he lived at Danby, Vermont, and finally in Plattsburgh, New York.
He married, May 29, 1771, Hannah Boorne, born May 17, 1753.
1. Stephen, born May 16, 1773.
2. Sarah, Dec. 26, 1775.
3. Nathaniel, Feb. 1, 1777, mentioned below.
4. Ebenezer, Aug. 13, 1780; died 1810.
5. Hannah, Sept. 9, 1785; died August, 1906.
(II) Nathaniel, son of Richard McIntyre, was born at Danby, Vermont, Feb. 1, 1777; died July 25, 1833, at Plattsburgh, New York. He followed farming for an occupation all his life.
He married (first) Jan. 19, 1796, Mary Hulbert, born Nov. 9, 1780, died March 7, 1814. . He married (second) Nov. 1, 1815, Sally Chapman, who died Oct. 14, 1821. He married (third) Aug. 16, 1822, Amanda Baker.
Children of first wife:
1. Hannah, born July 21, 1798.
2. Electa, Dec. 24, 1800; died 1801.
3. Zilpha, Oct. 10, 1802; died Nov, 1802.
4. Amerilla, Nov. 30, 1803.
5. Electa, Aug. 13, 1806.
6. Lorena, Aug. 24, 1809.
7. Leonora, Aug. 29, 1812.
Children of second wife:
8. Hosea A., Aug. 29, 1816, mentioned below.
9. Mary A., March 27, 1818.
10. Richard C., Aug. 15, 1819.
Children of third wife:
11. Sarah E., March 12, 1824.
12. Celia M., Jan. 22, 1830.
13. George N., Feb. 5, 1833; lives in Peru, Clinton county, N.Y.
(III) Hosea A., son of Nathaniel McIntyre, was born at Plattsburgh, N.Y., Aug. 29, 1816, died at Peru, N.Y., Oct. 29, 1889. He received a common school education. His father died when he was seventeen years old and for a number of years the care and responsibility of the family fell upon him. He followed farming during most of his life and also lumbering. He lived most of his life in Saranac, but died in Peru, N.Y.
In politics he was a Repbulican.
Hosea A. McIntyre married, July 15, 1840, Harriet J., born July 7, 1819, died March 27, 1896, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Stafford) Morrison. Her father was the founder of Morrisonville near Plattsburgh, N.Y.
1. Sanford H., born Oct. 3, 1842; soldier in the civil war; superannuated Methodist minister, living at Peru, N.Y.
2. Elizabeth H., June 27, 1844; died Nov. 11, 1851.
3. Richard Henry, mentioned below.
4. Eliza, Dec. 5, 1847; died Feb. 11, 1883.
5. Harvey M., March 6, 1849; merchant in southern Minnesota.
6. Edgar H., Oct. 10, 1853; died June 21, 1905 in New York City.
7. Elliott G., Jan. 24, 1860; died Sept. 23, 1862.
(IV) Richard Henry, son of Hosea A. McIntyre, was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., July 13, 1846. He attended the public schools and academy in his native town. In 1864 he went to Fairboult, Minnesota, where for three years he was clerk in a mercantile establishment. Upon his return to New York, he lived for a time in Peru and at Au Sable Forks, and while in the latter town was postmaster, appointed by President Hays in 1876. He next located in Bloomingdale, N.Y., where he had a hardware store for ten years. He was very successful and during four of the years in which he was in business at Bloomingdale he had a branch store at Saranac Lake. This branch he sold in 1889 to Walton Callanan. He came to Saranac Lake to live in the same year. In 1891 he erected the substantial block at the corner of Main street and Broadway.
In politics Mr. McIntyre is a Republican. He was justice of the peace of the town of Bloomingdale and later in Saranac Lake. He was appointed postmaster at Saranac Lake by President Roosevelt and still (1910) holds that office. He also has an insurance agency. He was supervisor of the town of Saranac Lake in 1892-93-94-95, and in 1876 he was supervisor of the town of Jay, where he was then living. He also represented the town of St. Armond in the Essex county board of supervisors for three years. He is one of the leading Republicans in this section, and of strong and wholesome influence in the party councils. He was one of the organizers of the Adirondack National Bank at Saranac Lake in 1897, and its first president and still holds that office. He is a member of the Presbyterian church. He is a member of the White Face Mountain Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of Saranac Lake, and of Wanneta Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of the same town.
He married, June 24, 1878, Emma C., born at Keeseville, N.Y., daughter of Charles H. and Winnifred (Bergis) Kendall. Her mother is deceased; her father is a merchant at Saranac Lake. Her grandfather, Andrew Elliott Kendall, was born at Catskill, N.Y., and her great-grandfather, George M. Kendall, in New Hampshire.
Children of Richard H. and Emma C. (Kendall) McIntyre:
1. Albert Prentiss, born Aug. 13, 1881; died April 27, 1893.
2. Harvey K., Jan. 6, 1884; died Jan. 7, 1892.
3. Richard H., May 14, 1887; graduate of Williams College; a graduate of the New York Law School, New York City, class of 1910.
Glen O, near Bunawe, in the district of Lorne, Scotland, was the home of the Caln McIntyre, which General Stewart says they possessed from the year 1300 down to 1810. The war cry of the clan was "Cruachan" (a montain near Lock Awe). The clan pipe march was a march which translated means, "We will take the highway." Their badge - Fraoch, or common heath. The clan was originally hereditary foresters of the Stewarts, Lords of Lorne. Tradition says they descended from the MacDonalds. The last of the clan, with all the men of Glen O, were expatriated to America. Duncan Ban MacIntyre, of this tribe, was one of the best of modern Gaelic poets. He as born in 1724, and fought at Falkirk under Colonel Campbell. Athought he never recieved any education he excelled in all kinds of verse. His poems have gone through several editions, and the "Bibliotheca-Scoto-Celtica" says of him, "All good judge of Celtic poetry agree that nothing like the purity of his Gaelic and the style of his poetry have appeared in the Highlands since the days of Ossian." In 1859 a stately monument of a Druidical style was erected to his memory at Daimally, near the head of Loch Awe.
The MacIntyre tartan is very dark, enlivened with narrow white stripes in large squares, and a touch of red in dots and faint stripes.
(I) John McIntyre was resident of the town of Braintree, Vermont. He removed from that town, was for a time of Salem, Mass., and later of Utica, N.Y. In 1789 he settled in Lewis county, N.Y., where he died. He married Anna Morey, a descendant of Jonathan, of Plymouth, Mass. They were the parents of twelve children, among whom were Nathaniel, Reuben, Levi and Medad.
(II) Medad, son of John and Anna (Morey) McIntyre, was born in Salem, Mass., April 9, 1782, and died May 11, 1860. He came to New York state with his father and settled in Jefferson county, where his life was mainly passed, although he died in Croghan, Lewis county, at the home of his son John. He was quite a prominent man in Jefferson county. He was in the lumber business, and in connection with farming operations managed several sawmills. He enlisted and served in the war of 1812, and was in receipt of a United States pension for injuries recieved. He was a Whig in politics.
He married Eleanor Bartlett, born in Springfield, Mass., Dec. 17, 1786, died Jan. 3, 1865; a lineal descendant of Josiah Bartlett, a delegate from New Hampshire to the Continental Congress of 1776; was the first to vote for the Declaration of Independence, and the first to sign after the president, John Hancock, has attached his signature to that immortal document. He was a regularly educated physician, and received the degree of M.D. and practiced his profession in Kingston. In 1779 he was with Stark at Bennington. In 1779 was appointed chief justice of common pleas, justice of the supreme court in 1784, and chief justice in 1788. Was a member of the convention which framed and adopted the Federal Constitution in 1788, was president of New Hampshire in 1790, and became the first governor under the new state constitiion in 1793; died May 19, 1795.
(III) John, son of Medad and Eleanor (Bartlett) McIntyre, was born at Antwerp, Jefferson county, N.Y., May 11, 1830. He was educated in the public schools, became a farmer in Jefferson county, later removing to the town of Croghan, Lewis county, where he followed the same pursuit. He enlisted in the Union army during the civil war, and saw several years of hard service, which left him a weak and broken man. His war record is an honorable one.
He married (first) in 1859, Hannah, daughter of Thomas and Nancy (Osborne) Barker; (second) June 19, 1873, Lucy, daughter of John and Marie (Wescott) Knight. She was born in Alexandria, N.Y., March 15, 1842, one of a family of eleven.
Children by first marriage:
Walter, born July 20, 1860, married Emma Daily.
Imogene, born March 19, 1862, married Albert Thompson.
Leonard, born Dec. 25, 1864.
Children by second marriage:
Frederick M., see forward.
William, born July 1, 1880.
Lucy, born Feb. 5, 1886, married Peter Van De Walker, Dec. 25, 1906.
(IV) Frederick M., son of John and Lucy (Knight) McIntyre, was born in Croghan, N.Y., Oct. 12, 1876. He was educated in the public schools, and worked upon the farm until he had reached an age that he could go out into the world and obtain employment. He secured a position as fireman with the New York Central railroad, and after becoming competent was promoted to engineer and given a regular run. He remained with the railroad company as engineer for twelve years, until Feb. 1, 1909, when in company with Tennyson A. Jones, he purchased the flour and feed mill located on Deer river, which furnishes abundant power at all seasons. The firm is Jones & McInytre. In connection with the mills, which are sufficiently large to handle the local trade, they carry a line of farm machinery and implements. The firm is doing a prosperous business, and have proved the widsom of their putchase. Mr. McIntyre, while occupying an entirely new field of effort, is demonstarting his fitness for commercial business, and is one of the rising and influential young men of his town. His well-known integrity and sterling qualities have gained him the confidence of the public, who are giving him the confidence of the piublic, who are giving the young firm a generous patrongage.
He is a Republican in politics; a member of Orient Lodge No. 238, Free and Accepted Masons; Carthage Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
He married, April 15, 1904, Ethel Mae Jones, born Dec. 13, 1885, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary Katherine (Millard) Jones.
Child: Ruth J., born Jan. 9, 1909.
[Transcriber's note: this material was published in 1910, so there may be subsequent children].
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