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McIntire, William

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McINTIRE, WILLIAM - The compiler is responsible for having the name William Mc Intire put on the bronze plaque in the San Jacinto memorial monument on which are inscribed the names of the Texans who participated in the battle of San Jacinto. He now (March 28, 1941) believes that Mr. McIntire was among those who were detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. See the sketch of Mr. McIntire in this Harrisburg volume.

McINTIRE, WILLIAM - The compiler is responsible for having Mr. McIntire’s name inscribed on the bronze plaque in the San Jacinto memorial monument on which are inscribed the names of the men who participated in the battle of San Jacinto. The compiler now (March 24, 1941) believes that his nameshould be removed from the plaque and placed on the one on which are listed the names of the Texans who were detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836.

Although Mr. McIntire received Donation Certificate No. 700 on December 17, 1838 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto the compiler has listed him among those who were detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. Mr. McIntire’s name is not shown on the San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836 or on the San Jacinto rolls in the General Land Office.

Mr. McIntire was a member of Captain James Gillaspie’s Company aswas Mr. William P. Zuber. Mr. Zuber was left at the Harrisburg camp and he furnished a list of the names to the historian of John Henry Brown of all of the men Captain Gillaspie’s company who remained there and among them is Mr. McIntire’s. (John Henry Brown, History of Texas, Vol. II, p. 30).

Mr.McIntire was living in Montgomery county October 4, 1844 when he sold a tract of land to Alphonzo Steel. He was born in Rapidies Parish, Louisiana and was a nephew of Captain Thomas H. McIntire. He came to Texas in 1825 with his brother Robert McIntire.

McINTIRE, WILLIAM - Altho Mr. McIntire was issued Donation Certificate No. 700 on December 17, 1838 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto the compiler has listed him among those who were detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. Mr. McIntire’s name is omitted from the San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836 and from the San Jacinto rolls in the General Land Office.

Mr. McIntire was a member of Captain James Gillaspie’s company as was Mr. William P. Zuber. Mr. Zuber was left at the Harrisburg camp and he furnished a list of the names to the historian of John Henry Brown of all of the men of Captain Gillaspie’s company who remained there and among them is Mr. McIntire’s. (Vol. 2, p. 30, Brown’s History of Texas).

Mr. McIntire was living in Montgomery County October 4, 1844 when he sold a tract of land to Alphonzo Steel. He was born in Rapidies Parish, Louisiana and was a nephew of Captain Thomas H. McIntire. He came to Texas in 1825 with his brother Robert McIntire.

McINTIRE, WILLIAM - The compiler is responsible for having the name William McIntire put on the bronze plaque in the San Jacinto memorial monument on which are inscribed the names of the Texans who participated in the battle of San Jacinto. He now (March 28, 1941) believes that Mr. McIntire was among those who were detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. See the sketch of Mr. McIntire in this volume.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.


Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: [Capt. James Gillaspie] detailed to guard baggage

Personal Statistics

  • Birthplace: Louisiana, Rapides Parish
  • Came to Texas: 1825
  • Donation Certificate: 700

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