Not much is known about William McIntire before 1837, at least that can be proven. We do know that the Thomas family were in the Thomasville, MO area by 1818 (today Oregon Co., MO). However, before the formation of Oregon County, the land belonged to Ripley County and Wayne Co., MO. At one time, the area was also claimed by Arkansas. Since Jane Thomas, his future wife, was living in the Thomasville area, it is believed that they married near here in the late 1820's.
The 1830 Jefferson Co., Missouri Census does list 2 William McIntires, one of which might be our William, but at this time, we can't say with certainity. Jefferson County was formed in 1818 from Ste. Genevieve and St. Louis. This county is on the Mississippi River, North-North-East of present-day Oregon County.
In 1837, we find William and his wife, Jane buying land just south of Thomasville, MO, in what was then Ripley County, Missouri, which was formed in 1833 from Wayne Co., MO.
Sometime between October and Decmeber 1847, both William and his wife, Jane, died - leaving several orphaned children. By the 1850 census, these children are divided between their sister and my direct ancestor, Susan Ann (McIntire) who had married Jesse Jobe on May 11, 1846 in Oregon Co., MO and their uncle Andrew Jackson 'Jack' Thomas, brother to their mother. He had married Nancy Alice Renfro in 1835 in Ripley Co., MO. By 1852, the Susan would also died and cause the children to be divided again.
During the civil war, two of these McIntire children would give their life for the Confederate cause. William Jr. was killed at the Battle of Cornith and Walter was killed at the Battle of Shiloh.
For more information on the McIntire, Thomas, Brewer, Jobe and Diehl/Teal families, be sure and see:
William and Jane purchased 53.18 acres from Federal Government, Patent #5012 (Specific location is w 1/2 of lot 4 in the ne 1/4 of section 5, township 24 north, range 5 west. This land is just south of Thomasville and bisected by middle Fork Eleven Point River.
William McIntire ----Males --------1 (30-40) (1790-1800) -----William b. abt 1800 --------1 ( 5-10) (1830-1835) ------Absalom --------1 (under 5) (1836-1840) ------Hugh -----Females -------1 (20-30) (1810-1820) ------Jane b. abt 1811 -------1 ( 5-10) (1830-1835) ------Susan b. abt 1829 -------2 (under 5) (1836-1840) ------Eleanor and MarthaNeighbors one one side:
Neighbors on other side:
? Ward, Moses Copeland, Daniel Hewett, Leonard P. Piles, Dale Copeland, Nathaniel B. Peterson, Jesse Allen,
The 1840 Ripley Co, Mo census also shows a Hugh McIntire age 100+ whose relationship at this time is unknown.
"Whereas on the 20 May 1847 an order of sale was decreed in the Ripley Co Circuit Court upon a petition brought by John Thomas one of the heirs and legal representatives of Ephrum (sic) Thomas deceased against ....Jane Thomas who intermarried with William McIntire......"
ane was listed as a legal heir of Ephriam Thomas (her father) in a sheriff's deed selling Ephriam's real estate. The wording of the petition is very specific:
"Jane Thomas intermarried with William McIntire." If William had already died, Jane would have been listed as her sister Mary was listed, whose husband died in 1846: "Mary Humphrey, formally Mary Thomas."
If they had both been dead, their children would have been listed.
Article by J.L. Stoops written for MOUNTAIN VIEW STANDARD
--(appeared in paper on Feb 24, 1977)
"Some acts of the Co., Court in the year 1847 were...ordered the approval of the bond of A. J. Thomas, administrator of the estate of William McIntire."
Stoops Article was reprinted in book by Wilma Smotherman, BRANCHES OFF THE THOMAS TREE, Mountain View, MO -April 1985
Wilma interviewed Stoops before she wrote her book in April 1985 because he produced several articles with information she could not find elsewhere. When she asked him for proof, Stoops could not find the source that he said that he had originally found the information in. Stoops used to live in Summerville which is on the Shannon/Texas Co, MO border.
Note from Jeff Thomas in July 1999:
"All I can add to this is that Oregon Co., only has the Circuit Court records for 1847. The Co., court records are missing. Perhaps Stoops knew where the Co., Court records were."
(children- divided between the families of Susan Ann (McInire) Jobe and Andrew Jackson Thomas/Renfro family, a brother to Jane (Thomas) McIntire.
1850 -Oregon Co., MO, page 402a, #94 Andrew J. Thomas 36 TN Alice 29 Mo Nancy 11 Mo Susan 9 Mo Elizabeth 8 Mo David 5 Mo Ridsby 2 Mo Clarinda 3/12 Mo Absolum McIntire 18 Mo Hugh McIntire 16 Mo Elenor 13 Mo Mary A 8 Mo William 6 MoNeighbors on One side:
Neighborsn on Other side:
Abner N. Lloyd, Jesse M. Taylor, Simpson Couch, John N. Moore, Green B. Hesterly, John W. Bird, William Bith, Nicholas Murray, Willis Booker, Stehpen Murray, Isham Murray, John Taylor, Hiram Parrack, Isaac R. Wilson,
1850 -Oregon Co., MO, page 406a, #150 Jesse Jobe 25 Ark Susan 21 Mo Caleb 3 Mo Lily/Edy J. 3/12 Mo -hard to decipher! Martha McIntire 11 Mo Walter McIntire 4 Mo Elijah Jobe 23 MoNeighbors on One side:
Neighbors on Other side:
Eli B. Jobe, Jesse Stokes, D. M. Flannery, Thomas J. Flannery, William C. Hall, William O. Nettles, B. W. Williams, John Sloan, Elijah Hurst, Robert M. Lindley, John England, Isaac Hurst, John Lindley, David Tucker, Elijah Forrester
Jane Thomas was born about 1811 somewhere near Smith or Jackson Co., TN to Ephriam Thomas and Maria Catharina 'Caty' Diel. Most of the Thomas researchers list her as Tamor/Tamar Jane Thomas, but as of yet, I have not located any actual record with the name Tamar on it.
Jane's parents had married February 1, 1791 in Franklin Co., Virginia and they lived here until about 1799-1800. From 1800-1810, it is believed that the Thomas family lived in Smith and Jackson Co., TN, before moving to Chester, Illinois about 1815 where they lived for about 2 years, and then to Thomasville, Missouri about 1818. Jane's parents appear on the 1830 Wayne Co., Missouri census and on the 1840 Ripley Co., MO census.
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*Mary has not been located after the 1850 Oregon Co., MO census and none of the descendants of her siblings seem to have any recollection of her. Know that during the early to mid 1850's, many in this area died including my direct ancestors, Susan Ann (McIntire), Mary's sister, and her husband, Jesse Jobe - both who died in 1852.
William enlisted Feb 25, 1861 at Birch tree in Shannon Co,Mo in the Confederacy for a l2 month period by J.R. Woodside as a Private in Company D, 4 Reg't Missouri Infantry. Records indicate that he was from Oregon Co.,MO previously. He was last paid on April 30, l862 by Capt. A. Danner. William appears as being killed in the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi in a report dated Oct l2, 1862.