Silas Dyer Mclntire was born December 31, 1824, and was reared a farmer's son. He was married first to Caroline Patton, daughter of John and Phoebe Patton, on the third of March, 1852. The children of this marriage were Ambrose Patton, now living at Lima. Ohio; Ruth, wife of Henry Brown, of Washington C. H.; Lizzie, wife of J. G. Glasgow; Mary, wife of J. H. Morrison, of Bookwalter, Neb. His first wife died October 28, 1865, and on August 1, 1867, he was married to Sarah Marlatt, daughter of Silas and Jane (Cane) Marlatt, of Eckmansville. The children of this second marriage were Pearl, wife of Dr. E. F. Downey, of Peebles; Jane Faye, Anna L., Wilber, and Andrew Homer, residing at home.


While a young man, S. D. McIntire taught school until his marriage, and after that was a farmer in Wayne Township the remainder of his life. He was a member of the U. P. Church at Cherry Fork, Ohio, and a ruling elder for many years. He was Justice of the Peace for Wayne Township, 1857 to 1865, eight years. In politics, he was a Republican and antislavery man. His father. Col. Andrew McIntire, has a separate sketch herein, and is also referred to in the article under the title of "The Cholera of 1849."


'Squire McIntire. as he was familiarly known, was a man of high character, honest and honorable in all his dealings, and highly respected. He enjoyed the confidence of all who knew him. His widow survives him and resides with her four younger children on the old farm on which he lived and died.

 

From "History of Adams County, Ohio from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time" - by Nelson W. Evans and Emmons B. Stivers - West Union, Ohio - Published by E. B. Stivers - 1900