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  • ID: I08498
  • Name: Alexander MCENTIRE 1
  • Sex: M
  • 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
  • Event: Court Record 13 MAR 1759 Orange County, North Carolina
  • Event: 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.
  • Event: Court Record JUL 1771 Tryon County, North Carolina
  • Event: Court Record 20 SEP 1771 Tryon County, North Carolina; "Will of Joseph Green (Tryon County) Wife: Marry Green ..."
  • Event: 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.
  • Event: Land Patent 13 NOV 1764 Orange County, North Carolina
  • Event: Land Patent 6 APR 1765 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • Event: Land Patent 1 AUG 1765 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • Event: Land Patent 30 OCT 1765 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • Event: Land Patent 23 JUN 1766 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • Event: Land Patent 26 SEP 1766 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • Event: Land Patent 27 APR 1767 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • Event: Land Patent 2 JAN 1768 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • Event: Land Patent 3 JAN 1770 Tryon County, North Carolina
  • Event: 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.
  • Event: 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.
  • Event: Land Patent 2 APR 1793 Lincoln County, North Carolina
  • Event: 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.
  • Event: Land Patent 1 DEC 1794 Rutherford County, North Carolina; Alexander McEntire to James Collins, 100 acres on First Broad River.
  • Event: Land Patent 22 AUG 1795 Lincoln County, North Carolina; Alexander McEntire, 50 acres on Buffalo Creek.
  • Event: Land Patent 21 AUG 1801 Rutherford County, North Carolina; Alexander McIntire, 150 acres on Sim's Creek.
  • Event: Land Patent 16 OCT 1806 Rutherford County, North Carolina
  • Event: 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.
  • Event: 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.
  • Event: Born2 26 OCT 1707 Little Broad River and Buffalo Creek near Waco, Tryon (fka Rutherford, nka Cleveland County), North Carolina USA
  • Reference Number: IND8995
  • Note:
    The McEntire family lived on Little Broad River and Buffalo Creek near
    Waco, now Cleveland County, North Carolina.
    Note:
    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
    Rutherford Counties.
    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
    Janet unknown


    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
    James Collins).

    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,
    and Janet.

    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
    creek.

    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
    Philip MacKentire.

    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
    the ocean.

    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
    unknown.

    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.
    URL: http://lelawhisnant.net/journeysthrutime/id237.htm




    Marriage 1 Janet MCPHERSON b: ABT 1711 in Rothesay, County Bute, SCOTLAND
    • Married: BET 1724 AND 1734 in SCOTLAND or North Carolina USA
    Children
    1. Has Children Mary MCENTIRE b: 1735 in Mecklenburg (nka Rutherford) County, North Carolina

    Sources:
    1. Dan McIntire :: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dan_mcintire&id=I248
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