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My Birthday Gift – McIntire Family Treasures

As any good sister would do, Donna knocked my birthday gift out of the park!  She kept telling me I could never guess in a million years what she had found for me, and, that is very true.  She bought a box of old books at an auction, and in one of the books were four very old receipts that she just knew I would love!  Have I mentioned she is my favorite sister?  And not only because of her gift!  We are the two oldest and have spent more time together than the rest of my siblings.

The first is a receipt that says, ‘Received Flemingsburg, December 8, 1804, of Captain Aaron McIntire, one pound three shillings and seven pence in full of all accounts up to this day, William Jacobs.’  What a remarkable find!  Flemingsburg is in Fleming County.

The next reads, ‘Lexington, April 6, 1810, Received of Captain Aaron McIntire five dollars and seventy-two cents, for Daniel Bradford, Charles Bradford.’

Of course, my first thought – who was this Captain Aaron McIntire?  Was he a captain from the Revolutionary War or perhaps the War of 1812?  I was in research mode.

But, wait.  There is more.  Two more old receipts.

‘Mr. Thomas B. McIntire, 1870, to W. J. Ross & Co.

July/August 20.  1 bbl 35 100 pounds sugar at 14 cents, $14.35, 50 pounds sugar at 14.2 cents, $7.25.  10 pounds coffee at 25 cents, $2.50, 10 pounds granulated sugar at 16 cents, $1.60, for a total of $25.70.

If you can send us the above next week it will be quite an accommodation.  Respectfully, W. J. Ross & Co.’

And –

‘Mr. Bennett McIntire, to John F. Fleming, Dr.

To this amount for medical services from July 27th, 1878 to July 1st 1879 inclusive, $9.00.

June 11 to visit and medicate Charles Jones $2.50.  Amount due $11.50.

Received payment October 3, 1881.  John F. Fleming per G. W. Fleming.’

Now we are on a quest.  The boxes purchased were from Frances Moore’s family.  Frances married William Joseph Peterson in 1975, Donna’s husband’s older brother.  I found a marriage announcement in The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, Sunday, January 12, 1975.  It said that Miss Frances May Moore was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. McIntire.  Our first clue – the McIntire line comes from her step-father.  The wedding took place at the Flemingsburg Christian Church.

With a bit of search through old newspaper articles and the census records of Fleming County, I found that O. W. McIntire was the son of Oscar W. McIntire.  In the 1940 census the elder Oscar is 64, wife Pearl is 55 and son Oscar is 22.  Living in the household are James Planck, father-in-law, and Alice L. Planck, mother-in-law.  From the 1880 census A. James McIntire, 44, and wife Nancy, 35, have a son W. Oscar, aged 4 (father in the 1940 census).  In the 1850 census A. James McIntire is listed as son, aged 14, to parents Thomas B., 42, and Mary, 37.  Also living in the household is Aaron McIntire, aged 77.

Therefore, our four old receipts are for Aaron McIntire, 1773 – April 3, 1856, and his son, Thomas Bennett McIntire, March 8, 1808 – June 27, 1886.  Someone thought them important enough to keep until this year when they were eventually sold at auction.  It is quite amazing to think that I am now the proud owner of this history.

When Ritchey and I were in Fleming County on Saturday we tried to find Johnson’s Fork Presbyterian Cemetery where Aaron McIntire, Mary McIntire and John McIntire are buried.  We searched but it could not be found.  Ancestry gives the direction of ‘two miles north of Elizaville’.  We drove northeast on Hwy 170 but could find nothing.  Another day we will go to Fleming County Library or the historical society and get proper directions.  We did find the gravestones for James A. and Nancy Catherine McIntire, and their son Oscar W. and his wife Pearl Planck McIntire in Evergreen Hill Cemetery in nearby Flemingsburg.  I will save those photos for another day.  I’m in the process of going through McIntire wills, deeds and other information from Fleming County.  There is much information on this McIntire family.

I’m sure Donna didn’t realize quite how happy I would be with her birthday gift, or what a great genealogy adventure it has been!  Can she top this next year?  We’ll have to wait and see.

Adair County Revolutionary War Soldiers

Revolutionary War Soldiers – Adair County, Kentucky

JEREMIAH INGRAM – Jeremiah Ingram was a private in the Virginia Line.  Jeremiah entered the service in 1776.  He served in Woodford’s Brigade Company.  Jeremiah was born in Virginia in 1759.  He married Sarah Willis.  Jeremiah died in the year 1844.

JAMES IRVINE – James Irvine was a private in the Virginia Line.  He entered the service in May 1776, in Halifax County, Virginia.  James served in the 69th Regiment under Captain Rogers, the regiment was commanded by Colonel Haynes Morgan.  He was appointed sergeant in the fall of 1780.  After the war he resided in Halifax County, Virginia, until 1796 or 1797.  In 1797 he moved to Jessamine County, Kentucky.  In 1799 he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  James was born September 4, 1754, in Halifax County, Virginia.

WILLIAM JAMES – William James was a private in the North Carolina Line.  William entered the service in Caswell County, North Carolina.  At an early age his father moved to North Carolina, near Raleigh.  In 1803 William moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  William was born September 30, 1758, in Southampton County, Virginia.  He married Mary in 1781 or 1782.  William died July 24, 1824.

CHARLES JONES – Charles Jones was a private in the Virginia Line.  He entered the service in August 1775, in Bedford County, Virginia.  Charles served in Captain Campbell’s Company of the First Regiment – commanded by Colonel Patrick Henry’s Brigade on continental establishment and that he continued in said service until his term of service expired.  Charles moved from Bedford County, Virginia, after the war, to Adair County, Kentucky.  Charles was born in 1753 in Bedford County, Virginia.  He married Frances Thorpe, the daughter of Thomas and Sara Thorpe, on May 18, 1780, in Bedford County, Virginia.  Charles died in 1840 in Adair County, Kentucky.

AUGUSTINE (OR AUSTIN) LAWLESS – Augustine Lawless was a private in the Virginia Line.  Augustine was born in 1752.  He married Sarah “Sally” Dillion in Cumberland County, Virginia, November 14, 1781.

MATTHEW MCGLASSON – Matthew McGlasson was a private in the Virginia Line.  Matthew entered the service in October 1778, in Buckingham County, Virginia.  After the war he moved to Campbell County, Virginia, and in 1813 he moved to Cumberland County, Kentucky.  In 1830 he moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  Matthew was born January 3, 1756.

WILLIAM MCKINNEY – William McKinney was a private in the Virginia and Georgia Lines.  William entered the service in Captain Thomas Collier’s Company.  He was taken prisoner at Augusta by the British while serving in General  Williamson’s company.  He later served in the Battle of King’s Mountain.  William lived in Charlotte County, Virginia, and then moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  William was born in 1758 and he married Louisa M. Morrison.

JOHN MILLER – John Miller was a private in the Virginia Line.  He was born May 20, 1758.  He was the son of John Miller, Sr., and Elizabeth Montgomery.  John died July 12, 1839.

JOSEPH MILLER, SR. – Joseph Miller, Sr., was a private in the Virginia Line.  Joseph entered the service in May 1775, in Botetourt County, Virginia.  He lived in Amherst County, Virginia, until he was twenty years old.  He moved to Botetourt County, Virginia, where he remained until 1794 when he moved to Fayette County, Kentucky.  In 1797 he moved to Green County, Kentucky, which is now Adair County, Kentucky.  Joseph was born July 29, 1753, in Amherst County, Virginia.  He married Elizabeth Montgomery and secondly married Leslie Allen.  Joseph died June 11, 1839.

CHARLES MOORE – Charles Moore was a private in the North Carolina Line.  He entered the service in 1781 in Rockbridge County, Virginia.  Charles served in Captain Paxton’s Company.  He lived in North Carolina, then moved to Fayette County, Kentucky, and from there moved to Adair County, Kentucky.  Charles was born April 15, 1761, in Rockbridge County, Virginia.  He married Elizabeth Kirkham, September 3, 1789,in Woodford County, Kentucky.