Bio: McIntyre, James P. (1881)


Surnames: McIntyre, Forrest, Stannard

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 327

JAMES P. McINTYRE, Eau Claire, was born in St. Albans, Vt., April 18, 1836, and lived there until 1873, when he came to Jackson, Mich., where he stayed a few months. He resided two years in Athens, Calhoun Co., Mich, (where he discovered the iron which he now uses in the plow manufactory), and carried on a foundry. He was then engaged in the manufacture of plows, being a member of the firm of Plutzman Bros. & McIntyre, at Three Rivers, Mich., for two years. He then returned to Vermont for four months, and from there came to Baldwin, remaining fourteen months. From there he went to Stillwater, Minn., working as a molder; then to South Stillwater, where he was general superintendent of St. Croix Lumber Co.'s Iron Works, until he came to Eau Claire, April 20, 1881. He was married in Champlain, N. Y., to his first wife, Eliza J. Forrest, of Hemming Ford, Canada East, by whom he had two children Mary Elizabeth and Edgar F.; and in St. Albans, Vt., to his present wife, Louisa A. Stannard, a native of St. Albans. They have five children Frank E., Jane Barry, James, Charles Henry and Archer R. Mr. McIntyre was the first man who enlisted in the Ransom Guards, a company organized in St. Albans, Vt., in April, 1861, and attached to the 1st Vt. Vol. Inf., known as the "Regiment of Many Colors," owing to the fact that all the companies had fancy uniforms. At the close of the three months' service, he enlisted, in the Fall of 1861, in Co. F, 7th Vt. Inf., and served two years and eleven months; then re-enlisted in the same company, serving until the Spring of 1866, when he was mustered out in Texas. He was wounded in the head, at the battle of Baton Rouge, La., and in consequence thereof was in a hospital for nineteen weeks. He went out as company wagoner, and was promoted to brigade wagoner, serving until the siege of Vicksburg, when, by his own request, he was relieved, and made 1st duty sergeant.



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