All genealogist run up against a brick wall every now and then. It is a place in our research where we cannot seem to go any farther. My brick wall is Henry McIntire. I have two cousins that have been helping me but for the last several years we have not found anything to help us find where is from or who his parents are.
I am using this blog to help me sort through my research and this is what I have so far:
1740 - The first time I find Henry in the record books is in 1740 in Falmouth, ME. Henry signed a petition; objections of Nathaniel Jones and 23 others to any action of the parish concerning the acceptance of the new meeting house 17 July 1740
1743 - Henry McIntire buys 60 acres of land with Benjamin Blackstone from Helen Coy and Mary Gilbert 17 September 1743.
1744 - marriage to Mary Small; Hampton Falls, NH
1746 - 10 March 1746 he is elected field driver at annual town meeting in Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine.
1748-31 January 1748 Henry is found on the tax rolls of Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine from the files of Walter good when Davis volume 8 number three page 71.
1753-marriage to Sarah Dodd daughter of Joseph Dodd and Priscilla Ball, on 25 October 1753 at Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine
1757-military Winslow, Maine French and Indian war Capt. George Barry of Falmouth in assists in the election of Fort Halifax
1760-Cumberland County was established. Until now all Maine was York County.
1787-death he died before this date 2 October 1787 when his land was divided between his wife and two sons.
So my questions are:
Where was Henry born? Who were his parents? and What connection did he and Benjamin Blackstone have? Indentured servant? adopted son?