Andrew and America
Andy was born on Friday, January 16, 1885, as the sixth of twelve
children of Simon Peter and
Nancy (Short) McIntosh. Birth probably took place at their house
along Turkey Creek.
Meanwhile on other side of the mountain, America (Turner) nicknamed
Merie, was growing up as the
second of six children of John and Nancy (Bowling) Turner.. She
was born on July 18, 1883. During her youth,
America was said to have had bright red hair. Perhaps, Americas
name was a gesture by John who had a younger
sister America, who by age 35 had no children of her own.
Sometime in 1902 or 1903, Andy and America, joined the Turner
and McIntosh families together in marriage
The ceremony was part of a double wedding as Andys older
sister , Malvery married Americas older brother,
Curt Turner, on the same day.
Marriage life for the new couple meant trying to make a living
farming the bottom lands along Turkey Creek.
Their house which still stands; but is abandoned, was up the
creek from his fathers, Simon and marks the path
to the McIntosh Cemetery. It is believed to have been built about
The morning activities in the house begin says son Hubert with
the sound of America using a wooden spoon
against her wooden bread bowl, preparing the dough for biscuits.
The bowl, itself was made from buckeye wood
and believe to has been made by someone in the Short family and
passed down to Simon and then to Andys family.
Apples were often served at breakfast.
Among other things that America did that might seem strange in
todays world included; knitting, wool stocks for
the family. Making soap, from hog scraps, making shoe strings
from hog skins, boiling may apple with corn to set
along the cornfield to kill squirrels, and using ashes from the
fireplace as cleansers, America also used the family
rifle to shoot many a chicken hawk and squirrel from the cover
of her front porch.. She also helped the mission
school by doing the wash of the children of logging families
in the dormitories there,
The school at Houston run by Presbyterian missionaries was supplied
with lumber by Andy, like his father had done.
The school was attended by son Hubert and others for 50 cents;
often paid in produce.
One of the dangers of living in the area was the ever presence
of copperheads.. However their population was
controlled by the hogs that were allowed to run wild and kill
the snakes. Those pigs also ate chestnuts they found
and would become very mean, as they returned to a wild state.
On May 31, 1952 Andrew collapsed behind the tool shed and died
at 7:15 p.m. of an apparent heart attack..
He was buried beside his father in the family cemetery,
America was to pass away on Nov 1, 1958 as son Hayes, and his
wife drove her to the doctor in their pick-up truck.
The Thursday, Nov 6, 1958 edition of The Jackson Times carried
the front page headline and story:
TWO DIE IN AUTO
Five injured as Auto-Truck
Collide on straight stretch of highway 30 near Shoulder blade
in Middlefork Section:
Two persons were killed
and five seriously injured Saturday in a truck-car head-on collision
on Ky 30,
six miles west of Jackson.
Dead on arrival at Lewis
Hospital here were America McIntosh 75, Houston, Ky. And Gracie
Jackson Rte 1. The injured persons treated here and taken to
Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, Ky are :
Morton Pennington, Rte 1 Jackson, Ky. Who received lacerations
of the forehead and possible head injury:
listed in serious condition: his wife, Ethel Pennington, 34 ,
whose condition are serious, suffered lacerations of
the forehead and possible head injury: Martha Jo Spencer 10,
daughter of Gracie Spencer, is listed in critical
condition, having received possible head injury and lacerations
of the left knee. Hayes McIntosh 52, Turkey
Creek listed in fair condition, suffered broken left leg, laceration
of the chin, and broke right jaw and his wife ,
Nannie McIntosh, 51, listed in fair condition, suffered chest
pains, laceration of the forehead and possible
fracture of the right leg.
State Trooper Sam Simpson,
who described it as a freak accident. Said the 11:30 a.m. mishap
a straight stretch of the highway and that both drivers had 250
feet of good visibility.
Trooper Simpson said
the 1953 model car, driven Morton Pennington, was headed east
toward Jackson and
the pickup, driven by Hayes McIntosh , was going west.
The investigating officer
said the crash happened in the automobiles traffic lane.
Both vehicles, thrown backwards
several feet after the impact, were across highway. Simpson described
the vehicles as being almost demolished.
The fatally injured,
each riding in one of the vehicles were sitting in the middle
of the front seat.
Mrs. Pennington, Mrs.
Spencer and her daughter, were passengers in the Pennington car.
his wife and mother were in the truck.
Mrs. McIntosh buried Tuesday Nov 4th,
Funeral services were
conducted for America McIntosh 75, Tuesday, November 4th at 1:00
p.m. at the
McIntosh Cemetery, Houston, Ky. With Rev. Willie Spencer and
Rev. Estill McIntosh officiating.
She is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Pearlie Betz, Norwood, Ohio, and Clara McIntosh,
Four sons, Kelly McIntosh, Peebles, Ohio, Hubert McIntosh, Winchester,
Ohio, Roy McIntosh, Kalamazoo,
Michigan. Hayes McIntosh, Turkey Creek, Three sisters: Mrs. Alice
Stamper, Miamisburg, Ohio, Jalia Sebastian,
Longs Creek, and Sally Woods of Morris Fork, Two brothers: Curt
Turner, Kentucky, and Elijah Stamper,
Morris Fork; twenty six-grandchildren and twenty-seven great
Interment followed under
the direction of Begley and Eversole Funeral Home.
The children of Andrew
McIntosh born Jan 6, 1885 died May 31, 1952 and America Turner
born July 18, 1883 died Nov 1, 1958 were:
I. Pearlie McIntosh born
March 28, 1904 died June 12, 1983 in Hamilton County, Ohio :
buried in the Rest Haven Cemetery,
Cincinnati, Ohio married July 7, 1920 to William David Bates
born October 27, 1890 in Lee County Kentucky, died
Dec 23, 1967 in Lee County, Kentucky; buried in the Stonecoal
Cemetery, Lee County, Ky. married 2nd Harry Betz, died
April 13, 1960 buried in the Rest Haven Cemetery, Cincinnati,
Ohio married 3rd on Jan 14, 1963 in Hamilton County, Ohio to
Edward Darmondy, died June 13, 1974 in Phoenix, Arizona; buried
in the Vine Street Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio married 4th
to Samuel Carra Sr. married on Dec 6, 1975 in Coffeyville, Kansas
Children of Pearlie & Dave Bates are:
A. Allie Fair Bates born
Feb 26, 1922 died Sept 27, 1969 married Dec 7, 1941 to Jessie
Miller born Jul 11, 1924 died Sept 27, 1969
B, Woodrow Doe Bates born May 22, 1924 Owsley Co,
Ky 1st married in Fayette County, Ky. to Linda Haggard 2nd married
in Fayette County, Ky. To Maxine Ellen Wethington. Married 3rd
on February 9, 1943 in Bartheomew County, Indiana, Columbus to
Pauline Lucile Mathis born July 7, 1924 in Adair County, Ky.
C. Clara Beatrice Bates born May 7, 1927 Hamilton County, Cincinnati,
Ohio married Feb 17, 1945 in Campbell County, Ky to Clarence
Head. Born June 15, 1928 in Adair County, Ky.
D. Lillie Mae Bates born Sept, 6 1929 Hamilton County Cincinnati,
Ohio married on Aug 28, 1948 to Melvin Howard Manger born April
26, 1926 in Delaware County, Indiana.
E. Rudolph Bates born April 22, 1931 in Hamilton County Cincinnati,
Ohio married Dorothy Teater born June 22, 1931 in Madison County,
F . Ruby Bates born Oct 31, 1933 Hamilton County , Cincinnati,
Ohio died May 1999 married William Doan.
Born March 26, 1929.
II. Hayes Mc Intosh born Oct 13, 1907 in Owsley Co, Ky died 1972
in Breathitt Co, Ky. Buried in the James Johnson Cemetery, Breathitt
Co, Ky. Married June 11, 1924 Owsley Co, Ky marriage bond 1/50A,
to Nancy Nannie Short. Born 1906 in Breathitt Co,
Ky died 1973 in Breathitt Co, Ky. buried in the James Johnson
Cemetery. Breathitt Co, Ky.
A James Mc Intosh born
Dec 16, 1928 Died Dec 18, 1947, buried in the
James Johnson Cemetery, Breathitt Co, Ky.
Note: Death of a veteran here leaves bride-to be stranded in
An attractive Italian girl awaits arrival of James McIntosh ,
An attractive young Italian woman sat patiently aboard a trans-Atlantic
liner in New York Harbor today from 9:30 this morning until 2:30
this afternoon waiting the arrival of the young Breathitt County
ex-soldier who was to become her husband, only to be told that
he had met his death in an automobile accident 10 days ago.
James McIntosh, son of Hayes McIntosh of Guerrant was one of
the two young men who met their death in an auto-truck collision
near Quicksand early on the morning Dec 6, 1947 The young man
had purchased the car a short time previously to drive to New
York to meet his fiancé. In a telephone conversation this
afternoon with Joe martin of the New York Daily-News: this newspaper
learned of the arrival of Miss Formicola in the nations
metropolis. Everyone of the 70 other bride-to-be who accompanied
her on the voyage to America, as well as shipped port officials
knew of young McIntoshs death but had not the courage to
tell the vivacious young lady who had left her homeland toward
her life in a new country. While we talked with martin a Dailey-News
reporter brought word that a line official had broken the news
Able to speak broken English, the young woman realized that the
officials was trying to convey bad news to her, but couldnt
understand until an interpreter was called in to repeat the message
in Italian. Stunned for a moment, she broke down as she realized
that she not only lost her sweetheart, but was along among strangers
in completely , foreign land. A catholic Chaplain aboard the
ship came to the pursuers officers to console her.
Young McIntosh s parents were in Jackson yesterday to confer
with Red Cross officials regarding fund to bring Miss Formicola
to Guerrant. They were advised that such funds were not available
and sadly remarked that it would be impossible for them to bring
Martin stated that she would be given a hearing, possibly tomorrow,
officials regarding her rights to remain to America.
B Raleigh Edward McIntosh
C. Ellen Marie McIntosh married Clyde Waters
D. America Louise McIntosh
III. Kelly McIntosh born
February 19, 1910 in Breathitt Co, Ky died Nov. 10 1959 in Ripley
,Ohio ( he went
to sell his tobacco, and drop death of an heart-attack at the
tobacco Warehouse,) Married Dec 23, 1931 in Breathitt Co,
marriage bond 52/42, to Hattie Turner born August 15, 1911. D/o
Robert Bob Turner & Isabelle Burton.
A Sylvester McIntosh
born Nov 3, 1932 Breathitt Co, Ky married Cara Mae Mapes. Married
2nd to Ruby ? Married 3rd to Christine ?
B. Sylvia McIntosh born Sept 9, 1937 Breathitt Co, Ky died July
28, 1940 Breathitt Co, Ky buried
in the Andy McIntosh Cemetery, Turkey Creek, Breathitt Co, Ky.
Died of the Flux
C. Kelly Jr. McIntosh born Feb 14, 1940 Breathitt Co, Ky married
1st to Carol Blair;
married 2nd to Marylyn M. Waddell.
D. Edna Mae McIntosh born Nov 14, 1942 Breathitt Co, Ky married
1st to Elmer Ray Fields;
married 2nd to Daniel Thomas; married 3rd to Daniel Thomas, married
4th to Robert Campbell,
E. Robert Lee McIntosh born Dec 26, 1946 Breathitt Co, Ky married
1st to Susan Ogden;
married 2nd to Linda Rogers Young.
IV. Clara McIntosh born
Oct 9, 1914 Breathitt Co, Ky married Sept 21, 1933 in Breathitt
Co, Ky marriage bond
55/85 married James Jim McIntosh born 1902 Breathitt
Co, Ky died Dec 16, 1988 in Newport, Ky.
Buried in the Grants Lick Cemetery, Ky, s/o John Bud
McIntosh and Nancy Ann Stamper.
A. Marie McIntosh
B. Charlie McIntosh
C. Nancy Lou McIntosh
V. Roy McIntosh born May 9, 1918 Breathitt Co, Ky died July 28,
2004 Kalamazoo, Michigan;
married Betty Bugbee
VI. Hubert McIntosh born
August 15, 1922 Breathitt Co, Ky died Dec 8, 2000, buried in
the Ashridge Cemetery,
Ashridge, Ohio; married Feb 3, 1942 in Breathitt Co, Ky to Jeanette
Nettie Turner born Feb 9, 1924 Long Creek,
Breathitt Co, Ky. D/o Robert Bob Turner and Isabelle
A. John McIntosh born
Feb 19, 1943 Breathitt Co, Ky died Nov 2, 1996 at Home Winchester,
married June 8, 1969 to Shirley Reid born Oct 31, 1949
B. Lillie Mae McIntosh born February 17, 1947 Breathitt Co, Ky.
Married March 24 1972 to Kenneth C. Ritchie
C. Wilma Lee McIntosh born Jan 28,1950 Breathitt Co, Ky married
1st to Rodger Dale Blake;
born June 24, 1945; married 2nd to Charles Robert DePriest born
May 2, 1934. Ironton, Pedro, Ohio.
D. Isabella McIntosh born may 11, 1951 Breathitt Co, Ky married
Gary Lee Bennington
E. James Hubert McIntosh born Sept 9, 1955 Adams Co, Ohio died
June 21, 1972 of
a tractor accident.