account of Cornelius McIntosh and Sarah/Sally A. Montgomery McIntosh
Nelson and their children and grandchildren was compiled in 1987 and
revised in 2004 by Margaret McIntosh LaFollette, 624 South 5th
Street, Greybull, Wyoming 82426 (307 765 2240)
in cooperation with the following persons:
Chantrill, West Park Long Term Care Center, 707 Sheridan
Avenue, Cody, 82414
McIntosh, Oakley, ID (deceased)
2101 Cinebar, Boise, ID 83709
Rohde R. R. #3 Box C4, Sundance, UT 84604
616 Harrison St, Council Bluffs, IA 50503 BYTONI@cs.com
McIntosh, P.O. Box 431, Rathdrum, ID 83858
839 4th St. S. E., Mason City, IA 50401 (research by wife
4380 Grand Avenue, Ames IA 50010 (research by wife Ruth)
Rt. # 2, Box 2193, Roosevelt, UT 84066
F. W. McIntosh,
939 E. Francis St., Corona, CA 91719.
The above is
descended From John McIntosh who married at an unknown date and
place to Elizabeth Vineyard/Tollett. They were living in the area
of Rockbridge County, VA about 1780 ad later lived in Tazewell
County, VA where he died in 1820. Mr. McIntosh has extensive
research notes on all McIntosh lines throughout the United States.
It was he who extracted the information on John Anglin McIntosh from
the National Archives in Washington D. C. and it was
that information along with the story of the life of Solomon Parks
McIntosh, that has formed the basis of our research.
was given to the 2004 revision by the following persons:
CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
CORNELIUS MCINTOSH AND SARAH A.
MONTGOMERY MCINTOSH NELSON
Cornelius McIntosh married Sally Montgomery in Logan County,
Kentucky, April 25, 1805. (1) 1805 must have been an exciting time
to be alive—the United States was new, Kentucky was new, and so was
In the life
story of Solomon Parks McIntosh we read that his father, Cornelius,
was born in Logan County (now Todd), Kentucky, October 18, 1784,
(2) however, John Anglin McIntosh, oldest son of Cornelius, in the
1880 census says that his father was born in North Carolina. (3)
John Anglin was 10 or 11 years old when his father died in
1816/17--Solomon Parks was only 3 or 4. For this and other reasons
I believe John was right--Cornelius was born in North Carolina.
When the War
for Independence ended in 1781, settlers and Revolutionary War
veterans began to stream into Kentucky—some from Pennsylvania,
Maryland, and Virginia to the north, traveling down the Shenandoah
Valley, and some coming from the south through Cumberland Gap or
from Nashville, Tennessee. The boundaries of the states changed,
and often settlers never knew for a certainty if they were in
Virginia, which became Kentucky, or in North Carolina, which became
first claimed by the state of Virginia as Augusta County, then
Virginia County, then Fincastle County. In 1780 it was made 3
counties—Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln. In 1792 Logan County was
formed from Lincoln County, and also Kentucky became a state. Here,
in beautiful, green, southern Kentucky, Cornelius married his
homes were one room log cabins with stick or stone chimneys and dirt
floors. There were no roads or bridges. The most pressing business
of the county was recording land claims, building roads and bridges,
licensing taverns and mills, hiring sheriffs, and collecting taxes.
Bills were paid in pounds more often than in dollars.
commissioners named one person to be overseer of each road and
assigned persons living in the area to assist in building and
maintaining each road—15 feet wide. The price of meals and liquor
was regulated by law—25 cents for breakfast.
taken to court; for stealing a sack of salt from a lick, or a pair
of overalls. Slaves who stole were executed.
on page 17:
“bound out” to other families and teen age boys were “bound out” to
learn “the art and mystery of tailoring. . .” and other trades.
Persons were assigned to care for the poor or ill and the county
to the United States in this early period were nearly all from
northern Europe and many of them came for religious persons.
Solomon Parks McIntosh’s life story begins with this fascinating
account: “ Mrs. McIntosh left Scotland and her husband for her
religion. He was standing on the shore playing the bagpipe in the
band when the ship sailed out of the harbor with her and their
thirteen sons. He did not know they were on the ship. S. P. could
only remember six of their names. William, Cornelius (born 1759.
Grandfather of S. P. McIntosh), Solomon, Nimrod, Aaron, and
Charles. His father was also Cornelius born 1784. He married Sarah
Davidson of North Carolina and his grandmother was Nancy Montgomery
has never been proven. Neither has it been entirely disproved.
Solomon Parks was
3 or 4 years old when his father died. He himself was illiterate.
His life story was written by his daughter in law Polly McIntosh
when they were living in Little Basin, Cassia, Idaho . The birth
dates of his brothers and sisters handed down to the family have all
proven to be correct, the death dates incorrect.
Ross Boren gave it as his opinion that “your Cornelius was a child
or grandchild of one of the four McIntosh brothers who came to
Robertson County, Tennessee from Culpeper County, Virginia. These
brothers were Charles who married Candace McElhany, Thomas, Benjamin
(who went to Johnson County, Illinois), and John. There was also an
Alexander McIntosh who died in Robertson County, Tennessee ca. 1799.
. .Most of the descendants of these McIntosh brothers went to Union
and Johnson Counties Illinois, with the Boren migrations.(6)”
Actually there were at least 5 McIntosh brothers who came from
Culpeper, Virginia, were in Caswell, North Carolina at the time of
the Revolutionary War and moved to Robertson, Tennessee. They were
Thomas, John, Charles, Nimrod, and Benjamin. William may have been
a brother as well.
that Cornelius McIntosh was named Cornelius, and that Cornelius
named his children John Anglin McIntosh, Malinda Talbert
McIntosh, Nancy Ann McIntosh, Solomon Parks McIntosh and
William Carroll (Carl) McIntosh suggests a definite
connection to Caswell County North Carolina as the names of some of
the residents of Caswell County were Cornelius Anglin, Solomon
Parks, and there were Carrels and Talbert/Tolberts there also.
children were born to Cornelius and Sally in Logan County,
Kentucky: John Anglin McIntosh born April 14, 1806; Malinda Talbert
McIntosh born May 16, 1808; Nancy Ann McIntosh, born December 3,
1810; Solomon Parks McIntosh, born August 28, 1813; and William
Carroll /Carl McIntosh, born February 18, 1816.
Malinda, Nancy, Solomon and William were named as heirs of Cornelius
when Cornelius died 1816/1817 in Logan County, Kentucky. (18)
child was also named on the family group sheet handed down: Harriet
McIntosh born April 14, 1803, Logan, Kentucky. She was born 2 years
before the marriage of Cornelius and Sally Montgomery. She is not
named as an heir of Cornelius.
first appears on the Logan tax lists in 1805.(11) In Kentucky, when
a young man turned 21, his name was put on the tax lists. That
would mean Cornelius was born in 1784. Sally Montgomery was born
June 15, 1789. She would have been 16 in 1805. I, Margaret
LaFollette, speculate that Harriet is not a sister of Solomon Parks,
but perhaps a step sister, a daughter of Thomas Nelson whom Sally
married in 1818 after Cornelius died.
name appears on the tax list of Logan County in 1805 as having 70
acres of land in Christian County, Kentucky, on the Elks Fork
watercourse. Why Cornelius’s name should be on a Logan County tax
list if he had land in Christian County is not clear unless perhaps
the land was partly in one county and partly in another. There is an
Elks Fork of the Red River and it runs south into Tennessee. There
was one white male over 21 in his household and 2 horses. Women
and children weren’t tabulated.
Cornelius had no land, one white male over 21 and four horses. In
1807 and 1808 he had two horses. In 1809 he had 87 or 27 (?) acres
on Whippoorwill watercourse entered in the name of T. Taventon and
surveyed in his own name; two horses. In 1810 he had 30 acres on
Whippoorwill, one white male over 21, one black slave, and two
horses. In 1813 the black is not recorded. (11)
At the time
of the 1810 census Cornelius was living in an unidentified area of
Logan County, Kentucky and his household then included himself as
born between 1775-1784, an unidentified female born between
1775-1784, a female believed to be his wife born between 1784-1794,
and two males and one female born between 1800-1810.
following circumstantial information indicates that the parents of
Cornelius MAY have been William and Nancy M. McIntosh:
In Logan KY
Index to Surveys, Bk B Pg 240 we read that November 16 1798 there
were surveyed for William McIntosh 200 acres of second rate land by
virtue of an entry made on a Cert. No. 2445 On the head waters of
big Whipperwill Beginning at a white oak and Spanish Oak corner to
an old survey N 30 W 36 poles to a mulberry W 90 poles to a stake on
Croughans line S 230 poles to a Stake East 154 poles to a stake in
the Barrons N 180 poles to a stake in the Barrons then to the
beginning Nov 16th 1798 CC
Middleton Smith & Barnabas Smith, Ephm MacLean DS Wm Reading SSC
1799 William McIntosh 20 acres on Whippoorwill watercourse entered
in the name of McIntosh & surveyed in the name of McIntosh, 1 male
over 21, 1?, 4 horses (11)
(or 1801) William McIntosh 200 acres Logan, Red River, entered in
the name of McIntosh, Surveyed same, 1 _ _ _ 4. (11) (Whippoorwill
Creek is a tributary of the Red River)
March 1801, Nancy McIntosh, the widow of William McIntosh, was
appointed administrator of his estate.(14)
1801 William McIntosh estate appraised: one bay 2 year old filley,
one bay mare, one brown mare, one sorrel mare, one brindle cow &
calf, one cow & calf, 2 heffers, 2 yearling heffers, two two year
old heffers, one brown cow & bel, one flax wheal, one coting wheal
and 2 pair colin ..., 4 pewter basons, two pewter dishes, fifteen
puter plates, eleven puter spoons, one rifle gun & powder horn &
shot pouch, one log chane, two ... axes, one pot and tack and ...,
one duch oven and lid, one shovel plough, one clevis and bolt, one
skilet, one side saddle & bridle, one feather bed 2 sheats 2
blankets one bolster, 1 rug, one feather bed 1 sheat 1 blanket 1
pillow, one bedsted & two bed cords, 3 plain stocks, one screw
auger, 1 pairing chisel 1 gimlet, 1 cow hide, one bell & bucket, one
hand saw & drawen knife, one b... iron & 2 heaters, 3 chairs, three
water pales, 1 grind stone, one case and two rasors, 1 stone quart
jug & one butter j..., 2 weading hoes, 1 meal sifter, 2 sows &
thirteen pigs, twelve shoates & one barrow, one broad ax, 1 churn.
1802 through 1808 the name of Nancy McIntosh appears on the tax
lists with 200 acres on Whippoorwill entered in the name of William
McIntosh and surveyed in the name of William McIntosh. (11)
1808, a Nancy M. McIntosh married a Matthew Larue (1) and
from 1809 to 1813 the name of Matthew Larue appears in the tax lists
with 200 acres on Whippoorwill entered in the name of William
McIntosh and surveyed in the name of William McIntosh. (11)
March term 1810 Nancy McIntosh alias Nancy
Larew being on the motion of Benjamin Shaw security for the said
Nancy as administratrix of the estate of William McIntosh decd
summoned to appear here and give counter security thereupon Matthew
Larew and Cornelius McIntosh came into court and executed bond as
security for the said Nancy in the penal sum of $500 conditioned as
the law directs. (12)
16, 1813 Cornelius McIntosh, who was then the security for Matthew
Larue, the administrator of the estate of William McIntosh, was on
his own motion, granted letters of administration of the estate of
William McIntosh deceased because Larue had been ordered to appear
before the court to provide additional security and had failed to do
so. Cornelius entered into a bond with Barnabas Smith for security
in the amount of $700. (12) What has become of Matthew Larue?
19 Feb. 1814 Inventory of
William McIntosh estate. Appraisers John Brandon, Wm. Duncan, John
McCallister: 4 sows & 16 pigs, one cow, one heifer young, four head
of cattle, one brown mare, two yearling colts, one sorrel mare, one
bald horse, one axe, one set plow irons, one plow shear, one clevis,
two ... ..., one churn, one big pot, one oven, one small kettle, one
pot rack, puter, one butter pot, two feather beds & furniture, one
little wheel. Value $178.00. (12) This is the final settlement of
the estate of William McIntosh who died 1800/01.
William McIntosh died in 1800/1801 and his
estate was not settled until 1814. Cornelius McIntosh was probably a
son of William. Cornelius died in 1816 and his widow sold 35
acres. Thirty five acres is roughly 1/6 of 200 acres. Perhaps the
35 acres Sally sold were part of Cornelius’s inheritance from
William. Thirty five acres would be about 1/6 th of 200 acres and
there may have been 5 other heirs, OR the 35 acres may be land
Cornelius had obtained in addition to the 200 surveyed by William.
Who were the heirs of William? There is in the tax lists a John
McIntosh with land on Clifty Creek 1799 to 1802; and a John on
Gasper watercourse in 1810 and 1813. There was a Thomas McIntosh in
in 1801 with no land and a William in 1807 and again in 1816 with
no land. A Solomon McIntosh appears on the tax lists 1810-1815, and
a Samuel in 1813 and 1814. The names of Solomon, Samuel, and
William follow rather closely after the names of Nancy and
Cornelius. Polly McIntosh married Barnett Smith March 24, 1801 and
Betsy McIntosh married John Proctor February 12, 1811 (1) After the
death of Cornelius the name of Nancy McIntosh appears on the tax
lists 1816-1819 with 200 acres entered in the name of William and
surveyed in the name of William. Was Nancy an heir of William?
Perhaps the only heir?
Who might the parents of Sarah/Sally
5 Mar 1799
Thomas Davidson 150 acres Whipporwill, surveyed for Thomas Davidson
assignee of Margaret Montgomery, widow. (13) One wonders if this
widow, Margaret Montgomery, is the mother of our Sarah or Sally
1800 Margaret Montgomery married Robert Mansell Logan KY. (1)
1803 Margaret Mansell has a bill in circuit court. She says Robert
Mansell treated her ill and some time in October 1802 deserted the
family and has lately sold and is about to sell property she owned
before her marriage to him and what was gathered since their
intermarriage to the amount of about four hundred dollars and she
has reason to believe he is about to leave this state and remove
himself to some foreign state or country. The sheriff is ordered to
have said Robert answer the decree or be committed to prison.
15 Aug 1804 Power of Attorney
and deed. Margaret Mansell sells to George McLean. Appoints him
power of attorney. Wit: Thomas Davidson Montgomery & Moses Jno
Davidson. (Logan KY Deed Book Film # 364581))
1806 Court ordered that Jane Montgomery be bound out to Margaret
Mansell (12) This suggests that something has happened to Robert
Mansell and Margaret is being given the guardianship of her own
There is an
Alexander Montgomery who died in 1817 in Logan County, KY and left a
will in which he names all his children and his daughter’s married
names. He has a daughter Sarah whom, he says, will probably never
marry. This is unlikely to be our Sarah as our Sarah married
Cornelius McIntosh in 1805.
1815 tax lists a notation is made in the left margin that Cornelius
McIntosh, Solomon McIntosh, and others in the tax list were members
of Captain Drew’s Company, War of 1812. (11) We believe Captain
Drew’s Company would have been a local militia. This makes one
wonder if Cornelius participated in the War of 1812 and if he
possibly died as a result. Solomon McIntosh did participate. 14
Aug 1815 he appointed W. W. Whitaker of Logan, KY Power of attorney
to collect his back pay as a Private in Captain Samuel Gordon’s
Company, of the First Regiment of Kentucky Mounted Volunteers in the
first regiment commanded by Colonel Samuel Caldwell under the
command of General Samuel Hopkins.(12)
September 20, 1817, Barnabas Smith sold Sally McIntosh and her five
children, John A., Malinda T., Nancy, Solomon P., and William C.,
heirs of Cornelius McIntosh, deceased, 35 acres on the waters of
Whippoorwill, for 30 dollars. The boundaries of the land were as
follows: Beginning at black oak corner to Unity Smiths 100 acre
survey thence S fifty eight poles to a black oak thence S. thirteen
East one hundred and sixty one poles to a stake in Barnabas Smiths
line thence west twenty two poles to a stake thence N. thirteen west
seventy poles to two hickorys thence N. twenty six west thirty six
poles to a hickory thence west twenty six poles to a black oak
thence N. fifteen west fifty five poles to the beginning . . .”
Sally signed with an “X”. (18)
same day, September 20, 1817, Sarah D. McIntosh sold the
land to James Conyers (19) for $100.(18) It has been suggested
that Sarah may have paid off a mortgage and then sold the land.
about 28 years old having been born June 15, 1789 (In South Carolina
according to the 1850 Iowa census--in North Carolina according to
Solomon P. (20) and according to John A. (4) or in Kentucky
according to William C.(3) Her children were from one years to
eleven years in age. Notice that Harriet is not mentioned as an
heir of Cornelius.
McIntosh married Thomas Nelson March 12, 1818 (1). The marriage was
performed by James Conyers. The name of Thomas Nelson appears on
the tax lists of Logan (11) and of Todd Counties (21) until 1825, no
land. Todd was formed from part of Logan in 1819.
1810 Census of Logan KY (before the marriage) Thomas Nelson’s family
was as follows: Thomas Nelson 1 1 _ _ 1 / 2 1 _ 1 _
This means that
in 1810 Thomas Nelson’s family had 1 male under 10, 1 male 10 and
under 16, and one male 45 and up. 2 females under 10, 1 female 10
and under 16, 1 female 26 and under 45.
in Todd KY tax lists Thomas Nelson’s family was as follows: 2 1 0 0
1 / 1 2 0 1 1. This means there were 2 males under 10, 1 male
10-16, 1 male 26-40; 1 female under 10, 2 females 10-16, 1 female
18-26, and 1 female 26-45. Very probably Thomas and Sarah were both
widowers when they married. Thomas Nelson was at least 26 years old
and may have been as old as 45; Sarah Montgomery McIntosh Nelson
was the female in the 26-45 year range as she would have been 31 in
1820 and I speculate that the female 45 and over may have been her
mother in law—Nancy M. McIntosh Larue—for reasons that I will
1823 in Todd KY Court Orders, Thomas Nelson & Solomon McIntosh on
road crew from McLean's Cabbins on Russellville road to within half
a mile of Elkton. Road crew reads as follows: Armstrong Bailey
surveyor, begin at Thomas Philips thence to said Js. Coleman, John &
Samuel Colemans, thence to Joshua Shreeves thence to Wm Gartim
Stephen Talkingtons Thomas Nelsons & Solomon McIntosh's thence to
Saml Lindsays William Omelvanys Jno G. Hollingsworths & William
Irvins thence to the beginning. (12) (Thomas Nelson & Solomon
McIntosh are always named as though they were in the same location)
This must have been a major thoroughfare as the road was to be 30
feet wide rather than the usual 15 feet.
Thomas Nelson 1 4 _ _ _ (21) I believe this is the last time Thomas
Nelson appears in the KY tax lists.
reason, sometime in the 1820’s Thomas and Sarah Nelson and children
moved to Union County, Illinois.
1825, a Thomas Nelson and a Bazil Boren were two of those called as
grand jurors in Union County, Illinois. (22)
the family evidently spent some time in Tennessee because John A.
married a Mrs. Susannah (Susan, Sarah) Boren, widow of Israel Boren,
with at least two children, James B. Boren and Alabama Boren, 11
November, 1826, in Gibson County, Tennessee. (23) He was ca. 21. A
son, Cornelius Green McIntosh, was born March 24, 1827, also in
Gibson County, Tennessee.
Malinda Talbert McIntosh married Alfred Douglas Young (possibly in
Madison County) in Tennessee, and a son, John William, was born to
them March 23, 1827 in Union County, Illinois. (25)
Sarah Nelson gave birth to a daughter, Margaret Floranza Nelson, May
7, 1827, in Union County, Illinois. (26)
a second son was born to Malinda T. and Alfred Douglas Young;
Darius Bainbridge, in Union, Illinois. Darius died six months later
and his mother died August 3, 1829 or 1830. (25)
Nelson & Solomon McIntosh continue to appear on same road crew in
Todd County, Kentucky ending 14 Dec 1829 Did the county
commissioners not realize that the Thomas Nelson family was no
longer in residence?
There is a
Sally Nelson in the 1830 census of Union, Illinois with 1 male
10-14, 1 male 15-19, 1 female under 5, 1 female 40-49, and 1 female
60-69. That would be William Carrol/Carl McIntosh, Solomon Parks
McIntosh, Margaret Floranza Nelson, Sarah Nelson, and, I believe,
Nancy M. McIntosh Larue, Sarah’s mother-in-law, because there is a
Nancy Larue in Union IL in that period who was a member of the
congregation of Nimrod McIntosh, minister. What has become of
McIntosh was married to Thomas McIntosh Jr., February 28, 1830,
Union, Illinois, at the home of Sarah Nelson, by Aaron McIntosh,
minister.(27) Two children are known to have been born to them:
John Anglin (22) born about 1831, and James Thomas (22) born ca.
enlisted to fight in the Black Hawk Wars July 13, 1832. At this
time he had been living at or near Jonesborough, Union County,
Illinois, for about five years. He was made a member of Basil B.
Craig's Company and he traveled to Chicago and Galena, Illinois; Bad
Ax and Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin; and back to Galena and
Jonesborough, Illinois, where he was discharged August 18, 1832. (8)
remained in Jonesborough for some time, moved to Alton, Madison
County, and then back to Union. (8)
married Polly (Mary) Lathum in 1832. (2) A daughter, Sarah Ann, was
born to them in Madison County, Illinois, November 27, 1837 (29)
McIntosh Jr. died January 12, 1837 and Nancy was appointed
administrator of his estate.(22)
history, PAST AND PRESENT OF SHELBY COUNTY IOWA has this account of
John Anglin McIntosh: “John A. McIntosh was raised a Baptist, with
a good mother who taught him of Christ in such a vivid way that he
learned to love Christ, and wanted to be like him even as a child.
He was a young man when he first heard the Latter Day Saint
missionaries preach and he became interested. He was prejudiced
against them, however, because of the bad things he had heard, and
sought the answer through prayer. His reported prayer thoughts
were: If these are his servants, I do not care what people say
about them, nor what they say about me, or what they have said about
the Prophet; if it is his will, I am willing to be associated with
them and willing to be persecuted for the doctrine of Christ. In
1838 John was baptized into the church, ordained an elder, and
immediately sent out to preach the gospel. He passed through many
tribulations and traveled thousands of miles on foot. He climbed
mountains and swam or waded rivers with his clothes tied on top of
his head to fill missionary appointments, often without a dollar in
his pockets. While on a mission in Arkansas in 1844, he learned of
the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, and returned to Nauvoo
where his family lived.”
A. was baptised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day-saints in the fall of 1838 in Johnson County, Illinois.
Solomon P. was baptised December 1838, by Zechariah D. Wilson. (3)
Their little sister, Margaret Floranza Nelson, was baptised in 1839
(26) and John A.’s son, Cornelius Green McIntosh, was baptised in
1839 by Zechariah D. Wilson. (24) John performed the marriage of
Alley D. Boren and Adaline M. Mathis in Union County, Illinois,
February 3, 1841, as an elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day-saints. (27) Alfred Douglas Young, husband of Malinda
T. (deceased) said he was baptised in 1841 in Gibson County,
Tennessee, at the home of his stepfather, Willis Boren, by John A.
McIntosh, his wife’s brother. (25) William C. was baptised, but not
until 1842, in Tennessee, by John C McIntosh. (10)
married again, James B. Boren, stepson of her brother John A.,
September 25, 1840, in Johnson County, Illinois. (32)
In 1840 John A. was baptised for his father,
Cornelius McIntosh, deceased, by proxy, in Nauvoo, Hancock County,
Illinois. (33) There is a family tradition that Solomon Parks
McIntosh was at one time a body guard for Joseph Smith, and held the
horses when Joseph escaped from Liberty Jail, Missouri. (31)
A son was
born to James B. Boren and Nancy Ann June 6, 1842, Hancock County,
Illinois, whom they named Israel A. Boren. (9)
wife of John Anglin McIntosh, died in Nauvoo, Illinois in June, 1842
.(Nauvoo Sexton’s Records) From the same record we learn that John
A. McIntosh also died in Nauvoo, 1842, age 10. That would be the
son of Nancy Ann McIntosh, and Thomas McIntosh, Junior.
married again , Nancy McIntosh, in Gibson County, Tennessee
August 4, 1842. THE PAST AND PRESENT OF SHELBY COUNTY IOWA says
that Nancy was a cousin, that she died after bearing two children
and that one still survives—Malinda.
daughter of Solomon P. and Polly, Malinda Jane, was born September
24, 1843, in Hancock County, Illinois. (26)
1843, we find the following names of members of the branch of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-saints at Nashville, Lee
County, Iowa. (Across the Mississippi River from Nauvoo,
A. McIntosh, elder
Cornelius T. McIntosh (probably Cornelius Green)
John A. received a mission call. A. A. Simmons, Darwin Chase, J.
A. McIntosh, and Nathaniel Leavitt were appointed to labor in
Arkansas. They were to preach the gospel and advocate the claim of
Joseph Smith as a candidate for president. (34)
At this time
(1844) John A., Solomon P. and William C. resided in Nauvoo,
Hancock, Illlinois. William C. lived at Golden’s Point, an early
Illinois Latter-day-saint community located halfway between Nauvoo
and Carthage. He was “ordained an elder by Hyrum Smith January 12,
1844. At the Special Conference, October 8, 1844, in the city of
Nauvoo, I was ordained into the Quorum of Seventies under the hands
of elder Bird and others.” A little further in the record it reads,
“9th ward present abode.” (10)
was ordained a Seventy October 3, 1844 by G. A. Smith of Nauvoo,
Hancock, Illinois. (30)
1845, William C. was married to Sarah Melton at Carthage, Hancock,
Illinois, by John A. McIntosh, minister. (36)
1845 Margaret Floranza Nelson married John Harrison Mikesell, a
widower with one small son, in Hancock County, Illinois. (37)
1841, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-saints
laid the cornerstone of a temple at Nauvoo. While the temple was in
the course of construction, baptisms for the dead (by proxy) were
performed in the Mississippi River. (38)
1844, Joseph Smith, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day-saints, was killed in Carthage, Illinois. The Temple was
pushed to completion and May 24, 1845, the capstone was laid. (38)
1845 an anti-Mormon convention met in Carthage and passed the
following resolution: “Resolved, that it is the settled and
deliberate conviction of this convention that it is now too late to
attempt the settlement of the difficulties in Hancock County upon
any other basis than that of the removal of the Mormons from the
State; and we therefore accept the proposition made by the Mormons
to remove from the state by next spring, and to wait with patience
the time for removal.” (38)
anti-Mormons did not wait patiently. Solomon P.’s story says he
“was endowed in the Nauvoo Temple in 1846 then the work was stopped
by the mob.” They were driven with the Saints to Winter Quarters,
(known as Kainsville, now Council Bluffs) Iowa.” (2) (39)
the winter of 1845-46 the Saints prepared to move to the Rocky
Mountains. Every available building became a workshop and wagons
and harnesses were made and horses and oxen purchased. (38)
meantime work on the interior of the temple continued and temple
work for the living and the dead went forward feverishly. Margaret
Floranza and her husband, John H. Mikesell, received their
endowments (a promise of blessings based on obedience to God’s laws)
January 21, 1846. John A. and Nancy A. McIntosh received their
endowments January 28, 1846; Solomon P. and Polly (Mary), February
2, 1846. (40)
1846 the first wagons left Nauvoo, were ferried over the Mississippi
River, and camped at Sugar Creek, Iowa, nine miles away. March 1,
500 wagons moved out of Sugar Creek, struggled five miles through
snow and mud, and camped at the Chariton River. (38)
evident that provisions to last out the journey could not be taken
with them—they must be self sustaining during the march. Herds of
cattle, sheep, hogs, chickens, etc., were taken with them and
persons were dispatched to purchase food from nearby settlements by
trading jewelry, shawls,--anything that could be spared. (38)
that thousands of Saints could not be transported to the Rocky
Mountains in one quick trip, scouting parties were sent ahead to
select permanent camping sites that might be utilized for years.
(Most of Iowa was still public land.) The first such camp was
Garden Grove on the Grand River, 150 miles from Nauvoo. Here the
“Camp of Israel” halted for a time and 100 men were appointed to
make rails for fences, 48 to build houses, 12 to dig wells, 10 to
build a bridge, and the rest to plow the ground and plant grain to
be harvested by succeeding groups. (38)
camp was Mt. Pisgah, a hundred miles to the west. Council Bluffs on
the banks of the Missouri River, was reached June 14. It became the
third permanent camp. As soon as it was apparent that winter must
be spent on the plains a fourth permanent camp, called Winter
Quarters, was located across the Missouri river where Florence,
(Omaha) Nebraska now stands. Five hundred thirty-eight log houses
and 83 sod houses were built before winter began-—sufficient for 300
persons. By spring there were twice as many houses and people. Tons
of prairie hay were stacked, wild game salted or dried, wild berries
preserved. Persons were dispatched to St. Louis for supplies not
available on the plains. (38)
became a deserted city. Those remaining were either too ill to
travel or were remaining to sell their property. September 17,
those persons surrendered Nauvoo to a mob and crossed the river to
Lee County, Iowa. (38)
The James B.
Boren family arrived in Davis County, Iowa, May 3, 1846, remained
for a year, and moved to Pottawattamie County June 22, 1847. (9) A
daughter, Margaret Jane, was born ca. 1846, in Iowa. (28)
son of William C. and Sarah, was born September 1, 1846, in Davis
William Moultrie Lafaette McIntosh, was born to Solomon P. and Polly
in 1847 (41) at Winter Quarters. He and his mother died soon
cold of winter prevented the spread of disease, 300 fresh graves
appeared in the cemetery outside Winter Quarters. Weakened by
travel and a lack of fresh vegetables, the people became easy
victims of malaria, scurvy, and other maladies. Scurvy, called
blackleg, caused the greatest suffering and deaths. Potatoes and
horseradish were found to cure the disease and it was checked, but
not before nearly every family was affected. (38)
1847, Amelia Delilah was born to Margaret Floranza and John H.
Mikesell in Nebraska Territory.” (42)
1848, Margaret and her husband were “sealed” (married for time and
eternity) by Brigham Young in the Octagon House at Winter Quarters.
(43) October 3, 1848 a son was born in Salt Lake City. (42)
Quarters was abandoned in June 1848, according to treaty terms with
the Omaha Indians and those not prepared to go west crossed back
over the Missouri River into Iowa. Between 55 and 60 towns were
settled around Council Bluffs and neighboring Nebraska between 1846
and 1863 as wagon trains of refugees prepared to go west. (44)
be noted here that before January 1853 “Council Bluffs” referred to
the entire district on both sides of the Missouri River, and after
mid-January 1853 almost without exception, the use of the name
Council Bluffs refers to the city once named Kanesville. “Winter
Quarters” is now Florence of North Omaha.)
In the 1850
census Nancy, her husband, and 4 children: James McIntosh (age 14)
son of her first marriage, and Israel (8), Margaret (4), and Nancy
Boren(1), were living in District 21, Pottawattamie, Iowa. So were
William C., Sarah, and their two children. The two children, John
(3), and Cornelius (2), were at the home of Louisa and George
Melton, Sarah’s sister and brother, the day the census taker
called. Solomon P. was nearby with his two motherless daughters,
Sally (14), and Malinda (7). Sarah Nelson, age 60, born in South
Carolina, lived nearby also, the only person in her household. (28)
John A. was
still in Lee Co., Iowa in 1850. His wife Nancy A. had died in 1848
or 1849 in Lee County, (8) and he and a little girl, Sarah E. (5)
were living with a young couple; Hamilton (21) and Nancy J. (20)
Spane. Also in Lee County were John A.’s son Cornelius G., wife
Nancy, and baby John A. (10’12). (45)
1851, Solomon P. married Elizabeth Jane Stump. Both parties were of
Big Pigeon. The license was issued at Kanesville and they were
married “at or near the new tabernacle in Pottawattamie County,
Iowa.” He was 34 years old. She was 22. (46)
1852, John A. married a widow, Malinda Hunt Black, three miles north
of Crescent, (8) Pottawattamie, Iowa. Solomon P. performed the
ceremony. John was 46 years old; Malinda was 22. (26) She had one
son, Alexander, (2) by her previous marriage. (47)
and Elizabeth left “Six Mile Grove” Iowa June 9, 1853 as members of
the Miller and John W. Colley Company. The company was composed of
282 passengers and 70 wagons. They arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah,
September 9, 1853.
In 1854 (48)
and also in 1856 (47) the families of John A., William C., and James
B. Boren were in Rockford Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa. Council
Bluffs was not very large then and there were many red men.
The James B.
Boren family had arrived in Pottawattamie County June 22, 1847 and
located in section 18 of what became Hazel Dell township. Their
first home was a small log cabin with a puncheon floor, a clap board
roof and door, and a stick chimney. Their next home was of hewed
logs with a brick chimney. They came to own 320, 80, and 100 acres
and 8 lots in Crescent township. Nancy McIntosh Boren died April
12, 1868. (9) They had five children: Israel, Margaret Jane,
Permelia, (Ballard), Cornelius, and Melinda Laura (McMullen). James
B. remarried a Mrs. Agnes Brownell October 1, 1868. He died April
6, 1902. He and Agnes were buried in Crescent, Pottawattamie
County, Iowa cemetery.
and Sarah settled in Crescent, Pottawattamie, Iowa. Their children
were John Jethro, Cornelius (Neal) John (Jessie), Sarah L. (Pruitt),
Nancy F., William C. Jr., Louisa Malinda (Vincent, Melton), Solomon
James, Ellen Emily Jane (Ella) (Allen), and Mary Elizabeth (Foote).
Sarah died May 10, 1881 and William C. Sr. died July 23, 1887. Both
were buried in McIntosh Cemetery, Pottawattamie, Iowa. (49)
moved to Grove Township, Shelby County, Iowa, in 1857.(8) His
children by his first marriage were Cornelius G. and possibly Nancy
J. (Spane); by his second wife possibly a daughter Sarah E. (Hunt)
and possibly a daughter Malinda; and by his third wife: John M.,
William C, Malinda, David C., Stephen Douglas, Virginia, Emma,
Frances (Fannie), Minnie, and Maggie (Margaret?).
Galland’s Grove branch of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day-saints was organized October 21, 1859. May 13, 1860 John
A. baptised his son Cornelius G. a member of the Reorganized Church.
(24) The Galland’s Grove District, comprising the counties of
Shelby, Crawford, Audubon, Guthrie, Dallas, Polk, and Sac, was
organized October 6, 1863, with Elder John A. McIntosh as
president. He also served as one of the local pastors of his
built by John A. in Shelby County, was moved to Potter’s Park in
Harlan, Iowa, and was being restored by the Shelby County Historical
article telling of the cabin says John A. was one of the earliest
settlers in Shelby County and one of the first white men to make
friends with the Pottawattamie and Omaha Indian tribes. (50)
One of the
Indian Chiefs, Yellow Smoke, crawled to the McIntosh cabin after
being mortally wounded by braves of another tribe and asked to be
buried in a white man’s coffin. John A. buried Yellow Smoke on his
land, about 25 miles northwest of Harlan. The grave has since
disappeared in the rolling hills overlooking the original site of
the cabin. (50)
John A. died
August 9, 1894 in Denison, Crawford, Iowa. He was 91 years old.
Malinda died January 11, 1916. (8)
I now quote the life story of
Solomon P. McIntosh: “ Mrs. McIntosh left Scotland and her husband
for her religion. He was standing on the shore playing the bagpipe
in the band when the ship sailed out of the harbor with her and
their thirteen sons. He did not know they were on the ship. S. P.
could only remember six of their names. William, Cornelius (born
1759. Grandfather of S. P. McIntosh), Solomon, Nimrod, Aaron, and
Charles. His father was also Cornelius born 1784. He married Sarah
Davidson of North Carolina and his grandmother was Nancy Montgomery
Parks McIntosh was born 38 Aug. 1813 in Kentucky. He married Polly
(Mary) Latham in 1832. They rode one horse to their wedding. They
had 3 children, Sarah, Malinda, and William Moultrie Laffaette. She
and the baby died when he was born. He was endowed in the Nauvoo
Temple, Illinois, 1846. Then the work was stopped by a mob. They
were driven from Nauvoo with the Saints to Winter Quarters known as
Kainsville now Council Bluffs, Iowa, where two sisters died.” (2)
her husband, Nancy, and his stepfather, Mr. Nelson, all died of
cholera. Polly’s mother’s brother was Britt Boren, this made Joe,
John and Reed Boren of Oakley (Idaho) 2nd cousins to
Sarah Worthington and Malinda Severe.” (2)
“Then S. P.
McIntosh married Elizabeth Stump in Iowa. They came to Utah across
the plains in company with John W. Colly and his daughter Janet
Dayley. The Colly wagon waited on the other side of a river while
S. P. crossed. The river was so deep the books and other articles
floated out of the wagon. He put Elizabeth on the bank then got his
team and wagon out.” (2)
to Utah 1856 where a son was born the 6th of June 1856 at
Lake Point east of Grantsville where he boiled salt. His name was
Cornelius Benjiman. They parted. The boy was accidentally killed
under a load of wood south of Salt Lake City. He was 13 years old.”
crossed the plains 5 times making 2 trips for paper. On the next to
the last trip he met a widow, Mary Elizabeth Bancroft Taylor who had
two children, Reuben and Martha Jane. They were married 21 Dec.
1860 in Grantsville, Utah and they had 9 children, viz. Margaret
Froanza, Polly Ann, Mary Elizabeth, Solomon Parks, John William,
Samuel, Louisiana, James Stanley and Hyrum. He died an infant.” (2)
Lathum saw this widow Mary in a dream just before she died and told
him she had seen his future wife, that he would marry her and he
would know her when he saw her. She would be standing with her back
to him, a child on each side of her. This happened on the plains.
She stood by a wagon washing her hands, a child on each side of her,
with her back to him, just as he had been told. After that he let
the two children ride on the load of paper when they got tired of
Jan. 6, 1902 age 88. She at 76. They had pioneered Utah from 1860
to 1881 and Idaho 1881 landing at Basin Oct. 9, 1881, being one of
the first settlers at Basin, Cassia Co., Idaho.”(2)
Indian depredations in Utah he helped feed and nurse an Indian who
had been shot at a jail break having been imprisoned for cattle
stealing from settlers. This was the means of saving his life later
as he and Sam Worthington, Charles McMurry and others were hauling
goods to Boise in the seventies. They drove to Snake River near
Glenn’s Ferry. They hesitated to drive down the river bank for fear
of Indians ambushing them. S. P. McIntosh said I will lead if the
rest of you will follow. On the way down he said “Gee! Haw!” to his
oxen. An Indian named Jim, the one he had nursed, knew his voice
and stepped out from behind brush, put his hand on his shoulder and
said, “Me know McIntosh, me no kill McIntosh.” Then he spoke to the
other Indians who came out from ambush. They were going to kill and
rob them but they did not harm them. Indian Jim came to Oakley and
visited Solomon Parks and showed him the scar where he had been shot
in the chest.” (2)
Solomon P. and Polly (Mary) Latham were Sarah Ann (Worthington),
Malinda Jane (Severe), both born in Illinois, and William Moultrie
Lafaette McIntosh, born and died at Winter Quarters. The son of
Solomon P. and Elizabeth Jane Stump was Cornelius Benjamin, born at
Lake Point, Tooele, Utah. Children of Solomon P. and Mary Elizabeth
Harper Bancroft were: Margaret Froanza (Preator), Polly Ann (Bedke),
Mary Elizabeth (Molly) (Martindale), Solomon Parks Jr., John
William, Samuel, Louisiana (Fairchild), James Stanley, and Hyrum,
all born at Grantsville, Tooele, Utah. (51)
(Sally) A. Montgomery McIntosh Nelson was born in South Carolina at
the close of the American revolution. (45) Did her father fight in
that war? She married Cornelius McIntosh on the frontier of
Kentucky in 1805. Was Cornelius involved in the War of 1812? Did
he die as a result or from some other cause? She moved with her
second husband, Thomas Nelson, into the frontier of Illinois. She
was in Nauvoo, Illinois when it was barely settled, and she was
driven to Indian Territory in Iowa in 1846. Is she buried near
Winter Quarters or did she move to another frontier? Are her infant
grandson, William Moultrie Lafaette McIntosh and his mother Polly
buried there? Is her daughter, Nancy Ann McIntosh Boren? Or her
daughter Harriet and unknown husband? Or her second husband, Thomas
Marriage Records of Logan County, Kentucky
1790-1865 977.979 v2L (The
Library numbers are numbers of books and films in the Family History
Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)
Family Group Record of Solomon Parks
McIntosh; also, Life Story of Solomon Parks McIntosh, written by his
daughter-ink-law, Emma McIntosh, during his lifetime, between 1880
and 1901, in Little Basin (near Oakley) Idaho
1880 Pottawattamie County Iowa Census
1880 Shelby County Iowa Census
Logan County Kentucky marriage records and
Grantsville, Utah; Payson, Utah; and Little Basin, Idaho; Early Ward
Records indicate her name was Sarah (Sally) A. Montgomery. Perhaps
her mother remarried a Mr. Davidson?
Kerry Ross Boren.
Harriet appears on Solomon Parks
McIntosh’s family group record and in his life story. Solomon’s
story was written by his daughter-in-law Emma McIntosh. He himself
was illiterate. (8) The birth dates on his family group record that
have been verified from other sources have proven to be correct.
Harriet is not mentioned as an heir of Cornelius.
Extracts from original papers in pension
file in National Archives, Washington D.C. Extracted by Commander
F. W. McIntosh. Illinois: McIntosh, John A. Widow—Malinda,
member of Craig’s Co. Ill. Vols Black Hawk War. 1892 Oct. 25 Ind.
Sur. Appl. #3273 Cert. #2088 Iowa, and 1899 Nov. 9 Ind. Wid. Appl.
#7789 Cerrt. #5714 Iowa.
Biographical History of Pottawattamie
County, Iowa 977.771 D 3b.
6 - 6th Quorum of Seventies
Biographical Records 1844-187?, L.D.S. Pg. 37 and 108.
Logan County Kentucky Tax Books
1792-1797, 1799-1815 film # 0008122, and 1816-1817, 1819-1826 film #
Logan County Court Order Books .
Index to Surveys Book B Pg. 240 film #
Logan County Court Order Book 1 1801-1802
film # 364561.
Other McIntosh names that appear in early
Logan County tax lists are: John McIntosh 1799 through 1802 with
land on Clifty watercourse; Thomas McIntosh 1801, no land; William
McIntosh 1807 and 1816, no land; John McIntosh 1810 and 1813 with
land on Gasper watercourse; Solomon McIntosh 1810-1815 no land;
(Solomon married Betsy Edmiston and moved to Tennessee and to Green
County, Arkansas) Samuel McIntosh 1824-1814 no land; (Samuel
appears to be son of John Og McIntosh and settled in Crawford
County, Illinois.) Loyd McIntosh beginning in 1819 (one of the
ancestors of President Lyndon Baines Johnson) and Walter McIntosh
beginnng in 1820.
Montgomery names that appear in early Logan
County tax lists are: Alexander Montgomery 1793-1816
(Alexander Montgomery Sr. will 19 May 1817); Alexander Montgomery
Jr. 1805 and perhaps earlier but deceased before his father; Robert
Montgomery 1794-1796; Margret Montgomery 1797-1799 (A Margret
Montgomery married Robert Mansell 21 Aug. 1800); Thomas Davidson
1800-1803 on land entered in the name of Margaret Montgomery; Thomas
Montgomery 1802-1804 on land entered in the name of Margaret
Montgomery; Thomas Montgomery 1805-1809 with land on Clifty
watercourse; Hugh Montgomery (probably son of Alexander Montgomery
Sr.) 1809-1813; Judeah Montgomery 1810-1813 (probably Judith
Montgomery, widow of Alexander Montgomery Jr.) William Montgomery
1821-1823 (probably son of Alexander Montgomery Sr.)
Logan County Kentucky Will Book 1795-1817
film # 855032.
A Polly McIntosh married a Barnett Smith
March 24, 1801 Logan County, Kentucky
Logan County Kentucky Deed Book F
1817-1819 film # 3664584
19. “Clear Creek Baptist Church Minutes
Jonesboro, Union Illinois 1818-1848” published in “The Saga of
Southern Illinois” by
Dexter Fall 1993 Vol XX #3.
1880 Cassia County Idaho Census.
Todd County, Kentucky Tax Books 1820-1839
film # 0008241. Todd County was formed from Logan County in 1819.
Union County Illinois Probate Record V. I
1818-1826 film # 963327.
Gibson County Tennessee Marriage Record
Book 1824-1860 Pg 3.
Knisley’s Biographical Dictionary,
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Autobiography of Alfred Douglas Young.
Early Church Records File, Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day-saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Union County Illinois Marriage License
film # 0963179.
1850 Pottawattamie County Iowa Census film
Grantsville Utah Early Ward Records Film.
9 – 9th Quorum of Seventies
Biographical Record 1844-187?.
Albert McIntosh, Rt. I, Box 130, Oakley,
Idaho 83346, grandson of Solomon Parks McIntosh, family tradition.
Johnson County Illinois Marriage Index
film # 964807
Nauvoo Baptisms for the Dead Book A pg.
Encyclopedic History of the Latter Day
Saints by Andrew Jensen # 289.309 J45 3e LDS.
Early Day Records of Quorums of
Seventies film # 179953.
Hancock County Illinois Marriage License.
Hancock County Illinois Marriage Index
film # 964807.
William Edwin Berrett, The Restored
Church, (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1961.)
Albert McIntosh, grandson of Solomon Parks
McIntosh, family tradition: “I have heard my father and his brother
and sisters talk about Joseph and Hyrum Smith’s appearing to
Grandfather and giving him a Patriarchal Blessing that Hyrum had
promised him but never got it done before he was killed. They were
personal friends. You know Hyrum was the Church Patriarch.”
“After the family had gone to sleep, Joseph and
Hyrum appeared to Grandfather and gave him the blessing. The next
morning his wife asked what the chairs were doing around the fire
place. He asked her if she didn’t know that Hyrum and Joseph had
been there. They told him that he would go west with the Saints,
and he would live to see his fifth generation. This all came true.”
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Temple Records.
Logan, Utah Temple Records.
Payson, Utah Early Ward Records film #
Nauvoo Sealings of Couples film # 183374.
“Comment,” Ensign, January 1986
page 74. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day- saints.
1850 Lee County Iowa Census.
Pottawattamie Iowa 1848-1856 Marriages
film # 227280.
1856 Pottawattamie Iowa State Census film
1854 Pottawattamie Iowa State Census film
Pottawattamie Iowa Cemeteries
Harlan, Iowa newspaper article.
Cornelius Green McIntosh, son of John A.,
was appointed to a mission in Utah for the Reorganized Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints which he fulfilled in 1864. (24)
Two other sons of John A., Doug and John, came to Idaho and stayed
for a year or two and then went back to Iowa, sometime in the
1890’s. John Fairchild, son-in-law of Solomon P., visited J. J.
McIntosh and Jessie L. McIntosh 4 ½ miles north of Crescent City,
Iowa, and C. G. and Cornelius McIntosh in Crescent City, January 15,
1902, as he filled a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of
latter-day-saints. Solomon Parks received letters telling him of
the deaths of family members in Iowa but the letters were burned
when the home of his son Samuel McIntosh and wife Emma was
Samuel McIntosh is son of John Og
McIntosh. He settled in Crawford Co. IL after The War of 1812.
Manuscript 6 # 778 Logan County Kentucky
Circuit Court Papers.
Logan County Kentucky Deed Book FHL film #
55. Biographical History of Shelby and
Audubon Counties, Iowa, 1889.