IRA E. MACINTOSH* is the ninth of twelve children born to Jacob and Nancy (Minor) McIntosh*, natives of Virginia
and North Carolina; his parents came to this State in 1809, locating in Union County, where the subject of this
sketch was born February 29, 1821; he worked on the farm until he was eighteen years of age, when he began work
in a buggy factory near Newport, Ky., in company with his brother. This vocation he followed for over twenty years,
during which time he purchased a farm in Union County; he subsequently sold this, and located on a farm in Henry
County, where he remained for twenty two years. In the spring of 1873, he came to this county, and located in Taylor
Township, where he now resides. Mr. McIntosh, being born of poor parents, received but a limited education; he
was compelled to work and help maintain the family, but he has a good practical education, which he has obtained
through his own efforts. He was married, October 30, 1845, to Elizabeth A. Elder, a native of Indiana. Nine children
bless this union - William M., Missouri E., Alpheus W., James W., Elizabeth A., Charles E., Lilly R., John M. and
Ira E. Mr. McIntosh is liberal in politics, and votes for the man rather than for the party. He and wife have been
members of the Christian Church for over thirty years, and during twenty eight years of that time Mr. McIntosh
has preached the Gospel.
* Both spellings, MacIntosh and McIntosh were used in the book this came from.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Howard County, IN
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