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DECENDANTS OF
CHAMPTION McENTIRE

Submitted by: Judy VanZant (RLVJKV@AOL.COM )

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First Generation

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1. Champion McEntire - 395. Son of Archibald McEntire Sr. - 397 & Unknown - 465. Born 1806 in Rutherford Co., NC. Died 1879 in Marion Co., Ar.

Champion And Sarah moved to Bruno, Marion Co., AR in 1846, he was a farmer, Postmaster, and wagonmaker. He moved with his family to Greene County, MO during the war between the States. At one time he owned as much as 236 acres of land. Most of this land was left in a will to his daughter Rachel. After Rachel's death the land went to her husband, Dr. G.W. Elam. Through the years several pieces of land owned by different McEntire family members became the property of Dr. Elam. At present day the land is still in the Elam family. The Bruno Cemetery once know as the McEntire Cemetery has been donated by the Elam family.
    He married Sarah Waters - 396, 10 Sep 1831 in Rutherford County, NC. Born 16 Oct 1806. Died 1 May 1888.

They had the following children:

2 i. John Oliver McEntire Sr - 386
3 ii. William Champion McEntire - 413
4 iii. James McEntire - 401
5 iv. Lawson McEntire - 402
6 v. Joseph McEntire - 403
7 vi. Rachel D. McEntire - 404
8 vii. D. Archibald McEntire - 414

Second Generation

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2. John Oliver McEntire Sr - 386. Son of Champion McEntire - 395 & Sarah Waters - 396. Born 1832 in North Carolina. Died in Utah. Buried in Salt Lake City.

    Family story is that John was buried in an unmarked solider's grave by the Mormans in Salt Lake City, UT. John left Marion County, AR in 1859 to join a wagon train headed north in search of gold.
    He married Elizabeth Watkins - 387, 22 Dec 1859 in Wagon Trail. Born Oct 1839 in NC/TN. Died 9 Apr 1930 in Marion Co., Ar. Buried in Bruno Cemetery.

    Elizabeth Watkins/Wadkins, was orphaned , possibly lived in Johnson or Conway Co. AR, She had 1 brother, Jack, and 2 sisters whoes names were forgotten by Elizabeth. The exact names and dates of her parents' deaths are not known. Believed at this time to have been between 1845 and 1850. Elizabeth and her brother Jack lived on a farm and were used as farm hands never treated as part of a family, they were never taught to read or write. They ran away in 1859 in search of a better life. She met and married John Oliver McEntire from Marion County, AR on a wagon train headed for CA in search of gold. Elizabeth gave birth to five children while living and moving between several states. I have found documentation of them in Colorado, Nebraska, Montana and Utah.
    After the death of her husband, Elizabeth made her way to Green County, MO to meet with John Oliver's family, word had been sent to them by John when he became sick with what was known as minors TB. John died in Utah and was buried there. Elizabeth, with the help of an Indian guide she had hired rafted down the river south. Family store is that at sometime on the journey home the Indian "got fresh" with Elizabeth and she killed and threw him over board.
    The McEntires had left AR to escape the Civil War. I am not sure at this time how long the McEntire families were in Green County. One of John Oliver's brothers met Elizabeth at the river either in St. Louis MO, or in St. Joseph MO, and took her to Green County.
    Elizabeth bought Land in Marion County, AR in 1877. She with the help of her sons built a one room log cabin and farmed the 80 acers. The widow did many things to help feed her children. She was known for being able to take care of herself. Elizabeth was known through out the county for reading tea leaves, being a midwife, she delivered all of her grandchildren and possibly her own, she stayed with dead bodies until time for the burial. Family story is that Elizabeth smoked a corn cobb pipe, drank some moonshine and cursed. Elizabeth's death was never recorded in Marion County. Her coffin was hand made by her son-in-law Felix Roberts. She is buried in the Bruno Cemetery. Her headstone reads 1827-1930, her birth year has to be wrong. On all census reports given by Eizabeth herself, the age she states would have her being born about October of 1839. She was born either in TN or North Carolina. Three census reports that I looked at showed TN on two and NC on one. The boundry lines of those states changed through the years. My guess at this time would be TN. The stories of Elizabeth "The Ganny McEntire" will live on in our family as a testament to how a orphaned child and widow on her own with no family or money could perservier and be admired by so many.

The children of John Oliver McEntire, Sr and Elizabeth Walkins are:

9 i. James McEntire - 389

10 ii. William Champion McEntire - 388

11 iii. Alice McEntire - 393

12 iv. George McEntire - 392

13 v. John Oliver McEntire JR. - 330

3. William Champion McEntire - 413. Son of Champion McEntire - 395 & Sarah Waters - 396. Born 6 Feb 1838 in Rutherford Co., NC. Died 27 Feb 1920 in Hydro, Caddo, OK. Buried in Western Grove, Newton, AR.

4. James McEntire - 401. Son of Champion McEntire - 395 & Sarah Waters - 396. James died while in battle with Price's Army during the Civil War.

5. Lawson McEntire - 402. Son of Champion McEntire - 395 & Sarah Waters - 396. Born in Rutherford Co., NC. Died 1857 in Utha/California. Died in the Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857.

6. Joseph McEntire - 403. Son of Champion McEntire - 395 & Sarah Waters - 396. Born 1841. Died 5 Aug 1875 in Marion Co., AR. Buried in Bruno Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

7. Rachel D. McEntire - 404. Daughter of Champion McEntire - 395 & Sarah Waters - 396. Born 1842 in North Carolina. Died 16 Jan 1902 in Bruno, Marion Co., AR. She married George. W. Elam Dr. - 405.

8. D. Archibald McEntire - 414. Son of Champion McEntire - 395 & Sarah Waters - 396. Born 2 Nov 1848 in Rutherford Co., NC. Died 9 Mar 1926 in Bruno, Marion Co., AR.

    Some researchers show his first name as being Danile.
    He married Temperance Casey - 584. Born 13 Jan 1852. Died 16 May 1932 in Marion Co., AR. Buried in Bruno cemetery, Marion Co., AR.

They had the following children:

14 i. Rachel McEntire - 731

15 ii. Marietta McEntire "Etta" - 732

16 iii. William Champion McEntire - 733

17 iv. George McEntire - 734

18 v. John McEntire - 735

19 vi. Joe Stephens McEntire - 736

20 vii. Malissie McEntire - 737

21 viii. Grover McEntire - 738

22 ix. Lafayette McEntire "Fate" - 739

23 x. Maude Agnes McEntire - 740

Third Generation

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9. James McEntire - 389. Son of John Oliver McEntire Sr - 386 & Elizabeth Watkins - 387. Born 18 Oct 1860. He first married Ethal Keeter - 390. He second married Mary Nanny - 391.

10. William Champion McEntire - 388. Son of John Oliver McEntire Sr - 386 & Elizabeth Watkins - 387. Born 20 Dec 1861 in CO/NE Territory. Died 12 Feb 1969. Buried in Bruno Cemetery. He first married Winnie M. Suggs Hudspeth - 406. Born 4 Jul 1859 in Marion Co., AR. Died 4 Mar 1948 in Marion Co., AR. Buried in Bruno Cemetery.

They had the following children:

24 i. John Mage McEntire - 407

25 ii. Wallie McEntire - 409

26 iii. Oscar McEntire - 410

27 iv. Charley McEntire - 411

28 v. Ernie McEntire - 412

29 vi. George Franklin McEntire - 408

11. Alice McEntire - 393. Daughter of John Oliver McEntire Sr - 386 & Elizabeth Watkins - 387. Born 26 Sep 1862. She married Nathan Kyles "Butch" - 394.

They had the following children:

30 i. John Kyles - 435

31 ii. Shelby Kyles - 436

32 iii. Peral Kyles - 437

33 iv. Lilly Kyles - 438

34 v. Josey Kyles - 439

35 vi. Lizzie Kyles - 440

36 vii. Kate Kyles - 441

37 viii. Parlee Kyles - 442

38 ix. Hersey Kyles - 443

39 x. Essie Kyles - 444

40 xi. Cory Kyles - 445

12. George McEntire - 392. Son of John Oliver McEntire Sr - 386 & Elizabeth Watkins - 387. Born 14 Jan 1865. He never married

13. John Oliver McEntire JR. - 330. Son of John Oliver McEntire Sr - 386 & Elizabeth Watkins - 387. Born 24 Nov 1866 in Montana. Died 22 Feb 1945 in Marion Co., AR. Occupation Farmer. He married Lucy Wade Nowlin - 331, daughter of Thomas Sherrod Nowlin Rev. - 415 & Leatha Moore - 416, 17 Oct 1892 in Marion County, AR. Born 3 Dec 1875 in Rutherford Co., NC. Died 23 Jun 1956 in Holt, Clay County, MO. Buried in New Hope Cemetery Clay Co., MO.

They had the following children:

41 i. Ola McEntire - 332

42 ii. Oliver McEntire - 334

43 iii. Kenner McEntire - 335

44 iv. Bertha McEntire - 337

45 v. Iva McEntire - 338

46 vi. Lou McEntire - 339

47 vii. Oda McEntire Twin - 341 (Twin)

48 viii. Audy McEntire Twin - 342 (Twin)

49 ix. Ruth June McEntire - 8

50 x. Roy McEntire - 346

14. Rachel McEntire - 731. Daughter of D. Archibald McEntire - 414 & Temperance Casey - 584. Born 1876 in Marion County, AR.

15. Marietta McEntire "Etta" - 732. Daughter of D. Archibald McEntire - 414 & Temperance Casey - 584. Born 1878 in Marion Co., AR. Died 4 Jul 1955 in Bruno cemetery, Marion Co., AR. Never married.

16. William Champion McEntire - 733. Son of D. Archibald McEntire - 414 & Temperance Casey - 584. Born 1879 in Marion Co., AR.

17. George McEntire - 734. Son of D. Archibald McEntire - 414 & Temperance Casey - 584. Born 22 Oct 1880 in Marion Co., AR. He married Mary Parker - 744. Born 6 Aug 1889. Died 2 Jun 1947 in Marion Co., Ar. Buried in Bruno Cemetery, Marion Co., AR.

They had the following children:

51 i. Harvey McEntire - 745

52 ii. Ernie McEntire - 746

53 iii. Columbus McEntire - 747

54 iv. E G McEntire - 748

55 v. Virgie McEntire - 749

56 vi. Ivon McEntire - 750

57 vii. Odessie McEntire - 751

58 viii. Aline McEntire - 752

59 ix. Fay McEntire - 753

18. John McEntire - 735. Son of D. Archibald McEntire - 414 & Temperance Casey - 584. Born Feb 1883 in Marion Co., AR.

19. Joe Stephens McEntire - 736. Son of D. Archibald McEntire - 414 & Temperance Casey - 584. Born 4 Oct 1884 in Marion Co., AR.

20. Malissie McEntire - 737. Son of D. Archibald McEntire - 414 & Temperance Casey - 584. Born 1886 in Marion Co., AR.

21. Grover McEntire - 738. Son of D. Archibald McEntire - 414 & Temperance Casey - 584. Born 9 Dec 1887 in Marion Co., AR. Died 20 May 1952 in Bruno Cemetery, Marion Co., AR.

22. Lafayette McEntire "Fate" - 739. Son of D. Archibald McEntire - 414 & Temperance Casey - 584. Born 18 Jul 1889 in Marion Co., AR.

23. Maude Agnes McEntire - 740. Daughter of D. Archibald McEntire - 414 & Temperance Casey - 584. Born 18 Apr 1894 in Marion Co., AR.

(Fourth generation and downward removed - contact submitter for more information - Linda)

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