William J. McIntire


WILLIAM J. McINTIRE, liveryman of Brilliant, was born in Jefferson county, August 20, 1834. He is the son of Robert McIntire a native of Maryland, who after farming for about forty years kept a tavern at New Alexandria for twenty-five years. He was coroner of the county for eight years took a prominent part in politics as a republican and was widely and favorably known. His wife was Elizabeth DeVoll, a native of Virginia, a devout member of the Methodist Episcopal church, who aided her husband in lending a helping hand to many worthy enterprises. The father died in 1874 at the age of seventy-one years. TO these parents were born nine children: Taylor, deceased; John, deceased; Thomas, who went to California some thirty years ago; Charlotte, who married James Ryan, and died twenty years ago leaving three children: Robert, William J., Elizabeth, who married Alexander Smith, of New Alexandria, who was twice elected sheriff of the county, and is a prominent citizen, by whom she had three children, she died in January 1872; Sophia, who married Stephen Porter, editor of the Cleveland Herald, and died some fourteen years ago; Alexander, of Morgan county, who was second lieutenant in the Fifty-second Ohio regiment, and was one of the few of the regiment who returned home. William J. McIntire was married June 8, 1857 to Evaline, daughter of Isaac and Elizabneth (Rine) Pearce, of this county, estimable and prosperous people, now deceased. Her father died in 1884, aged seventy-seven and her mother died in 1886 aged eighty-one years. Mr. McIntire embarked in farming on his own account at the time of his marriage, and continued at that with much success until 1884 when he gave the charge of his farm to his son Isaac, and removed to Brilliant, where he has since been occupied with the livery business, dealing in horses, etc. He and wife are both members of the Methodist Episcopal church. These children have been born to them: Robert, died aged fourteen; Isaac, who maried Mina Brandfass, and have one child; Edward; Birdie, deceased; Albert, Luna and Elizabeth deceased.

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