Name: Alexander MCENTIRE 1
Birth: 26 OCT 1707 in Rothesay, County Bute, SCOTLAND
Death: ABT APR 1818 in Rutherford (nka Cleveland) County, North Carolina USA
Burial: ABT APR 1818 possibly buried on the east side of Buffalo Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina
Court Record 13 MAR 1759 Orange County, North Carolina
Court Record JUL 1770 Tryon County, North Carolina; Alexander McIntire & Jane his wife to John Lusk, a deed of sale dated the 23 Apr 1770 for 300 acres, proved by George Blanton.
Court Record JUL 1771 Tryon County, North Carolina
Court Record 20 SEP 1771 Tryon County, North Carolina; "Will of Joseph Green (Tryon County) Wife: Marry Green ..."
Land Patent 1 FEB 1762 Orange County, North Carolina; Joseph Barnett, 250 acres on McFarland's Branch of Hyco River. Borders: Stephen Sargent, William Sargent, John McFarland. Witnesses: James Watson, John Ray Chainbears : Alexander McIntire, Thomas Sargent.
Land Patent 13 NOV 1764 Orange County, North Carolina
Land Patent 6 APR 1765 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Land Patent 1 AUG 1765 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Land Patent 30 OCT 1765 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Land Patent 23 JUN 1766 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Land Patent 26 SEP 1766 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Land Patent 27 APR 1767 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Land Patent 2 JAN 1768 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Land Patent 3 JAN 1770 Tryon County, North Carolina
Land Patent 23 APR 1770 Tryon County, North Carolina; Alexander McIntire and wife Jane to John Lusk, 300 acres on both sides of the Little Broad River. Granted to Alexander McIntire Apr1770. Signed: Alexander McIntire, Jenne t McIntire Witnesses: George Blanton, Joseph Collins.
Land Patent 27 DEC 1771 Tryon County, North Carolina; Alexander and wife Janet McIntire to James Collins Senior, 200 acres on both sides of Buffalo Creek. Witnesses: Robert McAfee, Jacob Collins, William Green.
Land Patent 2 APR 1793 Lincoln County, North Carolina
Land Patent 27 NOV 1794 Lincoln County, North Carolina; Alexander McIntire, 50 acres on Buffalo Creek. Borders: his own land, James Collins. Chainbears: David Allen, James Hawk.
Land Patent 1 DEC 1794 Rutherford County, North Carolina; Alexander McEntire to James Collins, 100 acres on First Broad River.
Land Patent 22 AUG 1795 Lincoln County, North Carolina; Alexander McEntire, 50 acres on Buffalo Creek.
Land Patent 21 AUG 1801 Rutherford County, North Carolina; Alexander McIntire, 150 acres on Sim's Creek.
Land Patent 16 OCT 1806 Rutherford County, North Carolina
Land Patent 13 MAY 1814 Rutherford County, North Carolina; Alexander McEntire to William McEntire, 50 acres on William's Creek. Granted to John McEntire 11 Dec 1797.
Military Service: OCT 1780 Morgan District, Rutherford County, North Carolina -- Revolutionary War Pay Vouchers: Morgan District: Alexander McEntire.
Tax List 1782 Rutherford County, North Carolina
Census: 1790 Lincoln County, North Carolina
Census: 1800 Rutherford County, North Carolina
Probate: APR 1818 Rutherford County, North Carolina; On motion the Court granted letters of administration to John McEntire & Alexander (McEntire) on the Estate of Alexander McEntire deceased. Who give bond in £400 wit h William Covington & was duly Qualified & ordered sale.
Born2 26 OCT 1707 Little Broad River and Buffalo Creek near Waco, Tryon (fka Rutherford, nka Cleveland County), North Carolina USA
Reference Number: IND8995
The McEntire family lived on Little Broad River and Buffalo Creek near
Waco, now Cleveland County, North Carolina.
Descendants of Alexander McEntire (b. ca. 1713), possibly grandson of
Philip MacEntire (b. ca. 1627, d. 1719). Philip MacEntire was born in
Scotland and died at Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts USA. He
came to America when in his early twenties. He and his wife, Mary (b.
1644), had eleven children. Alexander McEntire is to have written his
will in 1784 in old Tryon County (now Lincoln Co.). He and his wife Janet
had six sons and one daughter:
1. Twins, Mary and James (b. 1735), who were born in Mecklengburg Co.,
NC, seven miles west of
Charlotte, N.C. Mary married (1) Joseph Greene, (2) James McAfee. Mary
died in 1817. James (d. 1818) married Lucretia. He was a Judge,
Magistrate, and Justice of the Peace from 1769 to 1779 in old Tryon and
2. Clinton McEntire (ABT 1736/1740 in South Carolina);
3. Byrd McEntire (Bet. 1735/1745 in South or North Carolina);
4. Alexander McEntire, Jr. (ca. 1739);
5. Andrew McEntire (ca.1741-1827);
6. William McEntire (b. 1757), who married Rebecca McEntire, daughter of
John McEntire (brother of Alexander McEntire Sr.) and Rachel Beason.
Family members live in North Carolina and elsewhere.
Alexander McEntire and
Alexander McEntire was born about 1707. Conflicting evidence states that
Alexander was born about 1713. Alexander died after January 1802, the
date of his last know legal document (the sale of 100 acres of land to
He married Janet unknown after 1725. Janet died after 1792. The last know
legal document signed by Janet was in 3 May 1792 when she and her husband
witnessed the will of John Walls. Her name is also seen as Jane, Jennet,
The earliest record of Alexander in North Carolina was that of land
granted to him in Bladen County in 1753. Given the delay in claiming and
being granted land, he probably worked this land up to 10 years earlier.
Today Bladen encompasses the area around Fayetteville, NC. From its
formation in 1734 until 1750, Bladen County consisted of its current area
plus all land to the west. Due to a fire at the Bladen Court House we can
only guess that Alexander initially lived in the south central portion of
North Carolina at that time. Most likely he was not as far west as
present day Mecklenburg County by 1735 when his oldest children were
born, contrary to family lore. It's not improbable that he did move into
Mecklenburg area in the late 1740's or early 1750's with his brother John
W. McEntire. By the early 1760s they had journeyed westward to present
day Cleveland County where they began receiving land grants along the
First Broad River and Hinton Creek in 1766. It was probably about that
time when he built a large, two story log house up the hill from the
The identity of Alexander's father is unproved. In my research, I've seen
three credible possibilities: Robert McIntyre of Scotland; John
MacKentire, son of Philip MacKentire; or Jonathan MacKentire, son of
Robert McIntyre was born 1671 in Rothsay, Butte, Scotland. He married
Isabell McKinlay. In 1707 they had a son named Alexander in Scotland.
Those who believe this is the Rutherford County McEntire line say
Alexander married Janet McPherson in Scotland and then migrated to the
colonies. They could easily have come over as part of the Scotch-Irish
migration to eastern North Carolina in the early 18th century. There is
no mention of a son John or Andrew Aaron.
John McIntire, son of Philip MacKentire and his wife Mary Nichols, was
born 20 March 1679 in Reading, MA. He married Elizabeth Daniels 8 April
1701. She was born in Watertown, MA. John died in March 1746 in Halifax
Co., VA. Aaron Andrew McEntire, born about 1719 and died in Duplin Co.,
NC, is definitely believed to be their son. It is very plausible that
John's sons migrated from Halifax Co., VA to Bladen Co., NC with
Alexander and John W. (Jr. ?) moving westward as the frontier opened. To
further support the theory that Alexander and John were Aaron's brothers,
Alexander and Aaron named all their children the same except Aaron named
a son Best and Alexander named a son Byrd.
Jonathan McIntire, another son of Philip and Mary MacKentire, was born
about 1677 in Reading, MA. He married Martha Graves, a widow, 6 December
1705. She was the daughter of Edward Kneeland and Martha Fowler of
Ipswich, MA. In 1720 Jonathan was still in Massachusetts, but eventually
moved to SC where he died in 1738. This Jonathan was known to have been
in "Pindlind", (Pendleton?) SC. It would have been simple for his sons to
migrate straight up from York Co., SC to Rutherford Co., NC.
It is my belief that Alexander and John were the sons of John MacKentire
(McIntire) and Elizabeth Daniels. That Alexander and Aaron could have
named their children the same and that Alexander had a son named Andrew
Aaron seems more than just coincidence.
I would also have to cast some doubt on Alexander and Janet coming
directly from Scotland because of a chair I possess which was in their
home (see Family Album of Alexander McEntire). Known to have "been in the
family when Mary McEntire and Aaron McEntire were children" (1740s), the
chair is not in the style of a 18th century slat back arm chair.
Eighteenth century slat back chairs have four slats in the back. The
chair I inherited has only three slats and other style characteristics
not seen since the 17th century. I can see a rustic chair making the
journey from VA, or maybe even MA, to Rutherford Co., NC, but not across
Philip MacKentire was born between 1627 and 1630 in Argyle County,
Scotland. As Philip reached adulthood, the British Isles were torn apart
by the English Civil War. Oliver Cromwell had defeated the Royalists and
beheaded Charles I, son of the Scottish king James VI. In 1650 Cromwell
and his troops marched north to subdue the Scots. After taking Edinburgh,
the troops engaged in battle with 13,000 Scot Royalists at Dunbar. Within
the first hour of battle 3,000 Scots were dead and the remainder taken as
prisoners. Half the prisoners were released due to injury and exhaustion;
the other half were held at the Cathedral of Durham. Philip, along with
Micum and Robert MacIntyre (possibly his brothers), were among those held
in Durham. Cromwell's forces decided to kill all officers and every tenth
private. The remainder would be sent to the colonies as indentured
servants. Philip, Micum and Robert were among those who set sail for
America 11 November 1650 aboard the Unity. Arriving in Massachusetts in
late December 1650, Philip served his seven year indenture and settle in
Reading, MA. He married Mary Nichols on 6 September 1666 in Reading and
they had 11 children. Philip died in December of 1719 in Reading.
Alexander McEntire and Janet unknown had the following children:
i. Mary McEntire was born in NC 1735 (twin to James). Mary was born in
Mecklenburg Co., NC in 1735. Mary died 17 April 1817 at 82 years of age.
Her body was interred in the Green Cemetery, Old Bostic Brickyard,
Rutherford Co., NC. After Joseph's death, Mary married James McAfee, a
signer of the Tryon Resolves who became a strong Tory during the War.
James died 4 March 1829 at 92 years of age. His body was interred in
Rutherford Co., NC, at the Green Cemetery near the old Bostic Brick Yard.
Mary and James lived along the NC-SC state line along Buffalo Creek and
were strong Tories.
ii. James McEntire was born in NC 1735 (twin to Mary). James died 27
May 1818 in Rutherford Co., NC, at 82 years of age. At the time of his
death he was married to Lucretia. He may have married first to Annie
Green, sister of Joseph Green. James was a judge, magistrate, and justice
of the peace in old Tryon Co., NC from 1769 to 1779 which indicates he
was a man of some standing in his community.
iii. Clinton McEntire.
iv. Byrd McEntire was born about 1737. There is little known about
Byrd, except he does appear in land transactions with his brothers in
Rutherford County through the early 1800s.
v. Alexander McEntire Jr. was born about 1739. He married Hannah
vi. Aaron Andrew McEntire was born in NC about 1741. Aaron died 1827 in
Rutherford Co., NC, at 86 years of age. He married Ellinder unknown. She
may be the Ellender Wallace who married an Aaron McEntire in Virginia.
Ellinder was born in VA about 1773. Ellinder died 1858 in Rutherford Co.,
NC, at 84 years of age. She made a will in Rutherford Co., NC, 9 January
1858. Ellinder's will was probated in Cleveland Co., NC, 9 June 1858.
vii. William McEntire was born 1757. William died 10 February 1832 in
Rutherford Co., NC, at 74 years of age. His body was interred in
Polkville, NC, William McEntire Cemetery. He married his first cousin
Rebecca McEntire. Rebecca was born 1762. Rebecca was the daughter of John
W. McEntire and Rachel Beason. Rebecca died 10 March 1842 in Rutherford
Co., NC, at 79 years of age. Her body was interred in Polkville, NC,
William McEntire Cemetery.
Janet MCPHERSON b: ABT 1711 in Rothesay, County Bute, SCOTLAND
BET 1724 AND 1734
in SCOTLAND or North Carolina USA
- Mary MCENTIRE b: 1735 in Mecklenburg (nka Rutherford) County, North Carolina
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