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Allen McIntyre

Allen cash-claimed about 320 acres in sections 4, 8, and 9 - an irregular piece along the South Fork of the Arickaree in 5S 42W in 1894.    Given the scant documentation, one possibility is that after brother Josiah's death in Fort Collins in 1892, "Alanson" had enough money to complete the claim.

In 1850 Crawford County, Pennsylvania Wilcomb B. McIntire and Sally Ann are 40.  They have Persis A. 13, Josiah W. 11, Catharine M. 10, James W. 9, George 7, Alanson D. 5, Flawey J. 3, and Orange. A. newborn.

One tree said Welcome was born 1808 in Madison County, New York  married Sally Emmon, and died Jan 6, 1886 in Juneau, Wisconsin.

In 1860 Erie County Pennsylvania W.W. and S.A. are 50, J.W. 21, J.W. 19 Geo E .17, A.D. 15, .J. 13,. C.A. 11, and A.Z 11.

In 1870 Erie County Welcome and Sally Ann are 59, with Catherine 29, and A.D. 25.

July 19, 1870 in Erie County Alanson D. McIntyre married Jennie Wase.

There's an A.D. McIntyre farming in 1885 Weld County, Colorado, 40, born in Pennsylvania, with Jennie 34, also Pennsylvania, with Nellie, 11, Pennsylvania.  Sister Maude, 20, NY, is with them. 

That's the same age as the A.D. McIntyre in 1900 Cripple Creek, a carpenter born Mar 1845 in Pennsylvania,  He's married, but no spouse listed.

January 1907 to May 1908 Alanson D.McIntyre was in  the Leavenworth Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers , enlisted Dec 2, 1863 in the 12th Pa Cav, discharged May 23, 1865, nearest relative Jennie McIntyre, living in Kansas City Kansas.  (In 1911 and 1912 a Jennie McIntyre was advertising as a seamstress in Wray)

In 1910 Goodland, Kansas "Alemson D. Mcintyre" is 66, Eda C. 57.  They have nine railroad workers rooming with them.

In 1910 Kansas City there's a Jennie P. Mcintyre, 56, divorced, born in Pennsylvania.  She's had three children, two living, and is a Christian Science healer.  Maria Lill (Till?), 29, a bookkeeper, is rooming with her..

In 1915 Goodland Kansas A.D. McIntyre is 70, Ada C 59, Ohio.  With them are Bob Best 33 Kansas - a railroad worker -  and S Martin 42 Iowa, also a railroad worker.

The Berthoud Bulletin Newspaper
Friday, September 12, 1919


According to the newspapers published in Goodland, Kansas, an aged man died
there recently who claimed to have been the first county assessor of Weld
County. His name was A.D. McIntyre. He will likely be remembered by the
old-timers of the county. - Greeley Star.

Jennie P. is in Kansas City Missouri in 1920, widowed, lodging with a family.

This is a brother of the Pennsylvania Alanson

CAPTAIN JOSIAH W. MCINTYRE.--The subject of this sketch was born March 15th, 1839, at Villanova, New York. His school days were spent in the public schools, the High school at Erie, Pennsylvania, from which he graduated, subsequently taking a thorough business training at a commercial college in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On August 30th, 1862, he enlisted as a private in Company C of the 16th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry and served until 1864, when he was discharged on account of disability. He was wounded under the left eye at the battle of Shepardstown, Virginia, and taken prisoner, but was exchanged shortly afterwards and sent home. On recovering from his wound he rejoined his regiment and did valiant service for the Union. The wound under the eye gave him a great deal of trouble and, owing to unskillful treatment while he was prisoner, resulted in producing total blindness in 1885. In 1866, Captain McIntyre moved to Missouri, where he studied law and was admitted to the bar and elected County Judge of Caldwell county in 1870, in which office he served two full terms. He came to Fort Collins (Larimer CO, Colorado, USA) in April, 1878, and that city has since been the family home. After losing his sight, Captain McIntyre resumed his study of law in the law department of the University of Michigan, graduating therefrom in June, 1889 with the highest of honors conferred by that institution. He was the first blind man to graduate in the United States with the degree LL. D. He was married to Lucy N. Richards, September 13th, 1862, who with one son, Clyde, of Michigan, survives him. He died on the 6th of October, 1892. Lucy N. Richards was born November 11th, 1844, in Erie county, Pennsylvania. Her parents were of Puritan blood and revolutionary stock. She was educated in the public and academic schools of that day and began teaching school at the age of 17 years. She married Josiah W. McIntyre, in September, 1862, just before he left for the front as a volunteer, in the Civil war, parting with her young husband with smiles instead of tears, not because her heart was not breaking, but because of the great cause in which he had enlisted. Seven children were born to Captain and Mrs. McIntyre, only one of whom Clyde, survives. Mrs. McIntyre was a charter member of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of Fort Collins, organized in 1879, and still retains her membership. In 1910 she received the State W. C. T. U. banner for the best local evangelistic work. Her whole life has been devoted to the work of uplifting humanity and she has long been a recognized leader in church and mission work and reform movements. She became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church when ten years of age, and has since led a consistent Christian life. She is a bible student an ardent lover of books and her home at 137 Matthew street contains an excellent library.

When the Civil War began, Josiah McIntyre joined the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry, rising in due time to the status of captain. (During the war that almost tore America asunder, militias were assembled by states, rather than the federal government, and sometimes by individuals with the funds to arm the soldiers.) Leaving his new bride, Lucy, who parted from her young husband “with smiles instead of tears” because of “the great cause” for which he was fighting [Ansel Watrous, “History of Larimer County”], McIntyre went off to war.

Wounded most severely under his left eye at the battle of Shepherdstown, Va., in September 1862 (the first time the 118th Pennsylvania had come under fire), McIntyre was taken prisoner and his wounds were not treated skillfully. Even though he was exchanged soon after being captured and rejoined his regiment, he was eventually discharged as his sight began to fail.

Undaunted, McIntyre went to Missouri, where he studied law and passed the bar, soon becoming county judge of Caldwell County. Just why he came to Fort Collins is unclear, but he did, first to homestead, then to move into town to open a law practice. However, by 1885 he was completely blind.

Still determined to complete his study of law, he went to the University of Michigan. His daughter, Loa, read his assignments to him and helped him with his studies. With only his memory and his keen intelligence, McIntyre learned what he needed to know, and in 1889 he graduated with high honors, becoming the first blind man in the United States to earn a law degree. Unfortunately, he did not live long to enjoy the fruits of his labors; he died in 1892.

But the hand of fate was not done with the McIntyre family. As a young adult, Loa went to Fort Duschene, Utah, to teach Ute Indians on a reservation there. She was so well respected and popular that the tribe adopted her. She married Harry Windsor and planned to settle with her husband in Utah. But in August 1900, this bright young woman with a promising future was killed when a gun in the buggy she was riding in on a hunting trip accidentally discharged. No one ever discovered how the weapon discharged or why. She was 30 years old. Her body was returned to Fort Collins for burial. Her death left only one of Josiah and Lucy’s seven children, a son, Clyde.

Lucy Richards McIntyre survived her husband by many years and became a pillar of the community, working with the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, studying the Bible and serving as a staunch member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She lived to be 95, dying in 1940 — while Fort Collins was still officially a dry town. Lucy’s gravestone reads, “Faith, Hope, Love — The Last of the Crusaders.”

Thus did all these members of the McIntyre family become part of the rich, colorful history of our town, each in his or her unique way.

J. W. McIntyre 1837 -1882 (YES) and Lucy N. McIntyre 1844-1940 are in Fort Collins Grandview cemetery

In 1930 Goodland Ada Mcintyre is 78, widowed, born in Ohio, father Ohio, mother Vermont. But she might be the Ada C. McIntyre who's married to James W.McIntre in 1880 Osborne County, Kansas. and in 1900 Jewell County,Kansas.

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