Archibald McIntyre explained
Archibald McIntyre (June 1, 1772 Kenmore, Perthshire, Scotland - May 6, 1858 Albany, Albany County, New York) was an American merchant and politician.
He was the son of Daniel McIntyre and Ann (Walker) McIntyre. The family came to the United States in 1774.
He was a member from Montgomery County of the New York State Assembly from 1798 to 1802, in 1804, 1812 and 1820-21. He was Deputy Secretary of State from 1801 to 1806. He was New York State Comptroller from 1806 to 1821. He was a presidential elector in 1828 and 1840.
In partnership with his son-in-law David Henderson, he ran iron ore mines in and around North Elba, New York, like the North Elba Ironworks, the McIntyre Mine and the Adirondack Iron Company. He was also involved in the early development of Jersey City, New Jersey.
From 1821 to 1834, he and his partner Henry Yates (brother of Governor Joseph C. Yates) operated the lotteries in New York and other states. Among others, they sold tickets for the Union College lottery, which led to a controversy that was settled only in 1854.
On May 20, 1842, the Ithaca and Owego Railroad was sold at a public sale of the Comptroller in Albany to Henry Yates and Archibald McIntyre for the sum of $4,500, an additional sum of $13,500 being paid for the equipment. Yates and McIntyre then reorganized the road on April 13, 1843, under the name of Cayuga and Susquehanna Railroad Co. In 1849, they sold it to the Leggett's Gap Railroad, and it became later part of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad.
He was buried at the Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York, of which he was one of the first trustees.
The MacIntyre Mountains in the Adirondacks is named after him.
- http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/mcintyre.html Political Graveyard
- Google Book The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- http://www.albanyruralcemetery.org/albrurcem/Notable.html Notable people's bios, at Albany Rural Cemetery
- http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9902E3DE103AE334BC4F53DFB766838F649FDE The controversy about the lottery proceeds for Union College, Dr. Nott and Yates & McIntyre.
- http://www.jstor.org/pss/2113968 Yates and McIntyre: Lottery Managers by Hugh G. J. Aitken, in The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Winter, 1953), pp. 36-57
- http://home.twcny.rr.com/nrw/history/railways/rgazette1.html Early railroad history
- http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9A06E6DA153CEE34BC4F53DFB3668383649FDE Death notice, in NYT on May 7, 1858
- History of Political Parties in the State of New-York (states that the state senator elected in 1822 was "not the late comptroller")
- The MacIntyre, McIntyre and McIntire Clan of Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and New England compiled by Robert Harry McIntire (1949)