Re: Micum McIntire DNA
I am descended from Micum McIntire. I have NOT had any DNA testing done. I grew up in York, Maine and my mother can trace her line right back to Micum and all family members know that. I happened to have my mother's maiden name, therefore, my name was McIntire, too.
Most everyone I knew in town spelled the name McIntire. A few people, though, choose to spell it MacIntire. The deeds and wills often spelled it McIntyre.
We all attended the Micum McIntire Clan meetings which have occurred annually in York since around 1919 (except for a few years during World War II). I held offices in it for many years. (Secretary and Vice President. I chose not to be President because I liked corresponding with the many people I met there and setting up the annual programs around Scottish themes.)
Clan MacIntyre says there are many, many different ways to spell this name. McEntire (as Reba does), McAntire (as some one who contributed here does) and a host of other ways.
As you probably know, Micum was shipped over here after the Scots lost the Battle of Dunbar along with his two brothers (Robert and Phillip) to work at the Saugus Iron Works. They sailed on a ship with the very improbable name of UNITY.
Micum was probably named Malcolm and someone recording his name tried to write it the way he heard Micum pronounce it.
I do not plan to have DNA testing done. I am sure my twin brother would not have chosen to, either. We grew up in the presence of a direct line of McIntires. It is not as if we lived far away and could not prove the connection.
Would the book on the descendants of Micum McIntire by Robert Harry McIntire be helpful or are you just looking for scientific results?
The more I think about this, the more naive I believe I am on the topic. Who would you be comparing your DNA to? Surely not Micum's. How would you get it?
Caryl McIntire Edwards