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James Alexander MCENTIRE[1, 2]

Male Abt 1834 - 1917  (~ 83 years)


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  • Name James Alexander MCENTIRE 
    Born Abt 1834  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    • *1836, NC -> age 14 on 1850 census
      *1837, NC -> age 23 on 1860 census

      *His pension application says he was born in "McDonald Co"., NC, but I think that should say "McDowell Co." There is no McDonald County; there is a city called McDonald, but it is in eastern North Carolina. McDowell County was created out of Burke and Rutherford counties in 1842. I know the McEntires were from the Old Fort area, which was in the old Burke County, which is why I've listed Burke as his birthplace.]]
    Gender Male 
    Residence Abt 1837  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • According to James' Confederate Pension application, dated 1902, he had resided in Georgia for 65 years, meaning the family moved from North Carolina in approximately 1837.
    Census 1850  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • James A. (14) appears in the household of Joseph A. McEntire. He was born in North Carolina and had attended school during the year.

      The household includes Martha A. (17), Rhoda J. (12), Mary E. (9), and Burton Johnson (18).
    Census 1860  Georgia Militia District 825, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • James A. (23) appears in the household of Joseph A. Mcentire (59). He was a farm laborer. He was born in North Carolina.

      The household includes Martha A. (27), and Mary E. (19).
    Military 10 Mar 1862  Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • According to his pension application, James served four months, then furnished a substitute. Apparently it was the practice among the wealthy (on both sides) to hire a substitute to fight. The Confederate Army disallowed substitutes in 1864.

      James later enlisted Edmundson's Battallion, in which he served until the surrender.
    Military 12 May 1865  Kingston, , Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • His pension application states he was present when his company and regiment surrendered and discharged.
    Residence 19 Oct 1867  Georgia Militia District 825, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • On 19 Oct 1867, James A. McEntire swore an oath of allegiance to the United States and that he had resided in Georgia for the last 12 months.
    Misc 25 Sep 1876  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • He filed an administration bond as principal for the estate of William M. McEntire. He was also named “temporary Admnr of the Goods, chattels and credits of WilliamM. McEntire decd.”
    Census 1880  Ball Ground District, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • James A. McEntire (44) was enumerated as head of household. The household includes his wife, Georgia "B" (42); sons: James T. (18), Charles (17), Joseph (15), Huston (10), Georgia (9), Eugene (6); and boarders: Thomas Davidson (55) and Frank Covington (20).
    Residence Abt 1893–1901  , , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    He was in federal prison for eight years. 
    Residence 1902  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    His pension file states that he resided in Murray County in 1902. 
    Military 18 Jul 1902  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • In 1902, he filed for an Indigent Soldier's pension for his service in the Civil War. He describes his occupation since the end of the war as farming. He filed his pension on the grounds of "age and poverty," and "infirmity and poverty." He owns no property and has no source of income. He says he has a wife, "but no family." A. K Ramsey and R. E. Wilson were witnesses on his behalf.
    ADDR 12 Sep 1902  Spring Place, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • His mailing address is recorded in a Power of Attorney in his Confederate Pension application.
    Residence 1903  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    His pension file states that he resided in Murray County during 1903. 
    ADDR 8 Jan 1903  Dennis, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    His mailing address is recorded as Dennis. 
    Residence 1904  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    His pension states that he resided in Murray County in 1904. 
    ADDR 8 Jan 1904  , Gordon, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • He signed a Power of Attorney to have his pension check mailed t
    Residence 1905  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    His pension files states his residence as Murray County. 
    ADDR 10 Jan 1905  Ranger, Gordon, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    His mailing address is recorded as Ranger. 
    Residence 1906  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    His pension file states his address is Murray County. 
    ADDR 11 Jan 1906  Spring Place, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    His mailing address is recorded as Spring Place. 
    ADDR 5 Jan 1907  Spring Place, Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    His mailing address is recorded as Spring Place. 
    Census 1910  Militia District 1063, Gordon County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • James A. McEntire (74) was enumerated as head of household. The only other household member was his wife, Georgia G (78).
    FAN James Churchell Ellis 
    FAN Nancy Joanna Stroud 
    FAN Ora L. Ellis 
    Died 1917  Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • 1917, Murray County, GA -> Confederate Voices
    Person ID I1910  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified 4 May 2013 

    Father Joseph Alexander MCENTIRE,   b. 1 Dec 1803, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1879, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth A. ALEXANDER,   b. 10 Apr 1806, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1848, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 19 Jan 1832 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Georgia Gertrude CARTER,   b. Abt 1832, , , Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1911, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married Abt 1861  [11
    • Married 49 years, per 1910 census.
    Children 
     1. James T. MCENTIRE,   b. Abt 1862, , , Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Charles MCENTIRE,   b. Abt 1863, , , Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph MCENTIRE,   b. Abt 1865, , , Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Huston MCENTIRE,   b. Abt 1870, , , Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Georgia MCENTIRE,   b. Abt 1872, , , Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Eugene MCENTIRE,   b. Abt 1872, , , Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    McEntire-Carter Sons
    McEntire-Carter Sons
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F730  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rosannah MCENTIRE,   b. 26 Nov 1846, , probably Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. , Cherokee, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft 1911  [13
    • They married after Georgia Carter died.
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F862  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S439] 1850 Census. Georgia. Murray County, pop. sch., p. 212 (stamped); dwelling [not visible], family 886; Joseph A. Mcentire household; accessed; 4 May 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S438] 1860 Census. Georgia. Murray County, pop. sch., 825 District G. M.; p. 56 (penned); dwelling 381, family 373; Joseph A. Mcentire household; accessed; 4 May 2010 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S38] Georgia, Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960", Record of James A. McEntire, "39th Inf. Co. A, Murray County, 1902 Indigent Soldier"; (Reliability: 2).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=gaconfederatepension&h=37307&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    4. [S439] 1850 Census. Georgia. Murray County, pop. sch., p. 212 (stamped); dwelling [not visible], family 886; Joseph A. Mcentire household; accessed; 4 May 2008 (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S438] 1860 Census. Georgia. Murray County, pop. sch., 825 District G. M.; p. 56 (penned); dwelling 381, family 373; Joseph A. Mcentire household; accessed; 4 May 2010 (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S145] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, Record of James A. McEntire, 39th Inf. Co. A. (Reliability: 3).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=civilwar_histdatasys&h=186517&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    7. [S38] Georgia, Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960", Record of James A. McEntire, "39th Inf. Co. A, Murray County, 1902 Indigent Soldier"; (Reliability: 3).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=gaconfederatepension&h=37307&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    8. [S447] Georgia Reconstruction Oath Books, accessed; 19 April 2012; entry for James A. McEntire, Reconstruction Oath Book, p. 85 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S484] Georgia. Murray County. Administration and guardian bonds 1844-1896 @ FamilySearch, Administration bond for W. M. McEntire, dec.; accessed; 30 September 2012; the bond is imaged as p. 135 of 236 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S246] 1880 United States Federal Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Ball Ground, Murray, Georgia; Roll: T9_159; Family History Film: 1254159; Page: 462.4000; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 0529. (Reliability: 3).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1880usfedcen&h=8013554&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    11. [S262] 1910 United States Federal Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Militia District 1063, Gordon, Georgia; Roll: T624_188; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 93; Image: 541. (Reliability: 3).
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex&indiv=try&h=3414508

    12. [S532] Confederate Voices, p. 107 (Reliability: 2).

    13. [S261] Personal knowledge of M. H. Kendrick, M. H. Kendrick; Tonia Kendrick; 27 January 2009 (Reliability: 2).