One of the old settlers who withstood his share of the trials and conflicts of frontier life is Donald McIntosh. He came from Canada where he was born, to Cloud county, May 29, 1866. In his life there is a bit of interesting history. He was one of the "Lopez Filibustering Expedition" which had for its object the annexation of Cuba to the United States, and transpired in 1850. A short sketch of this affair is given in Barnes' history, page 193. The expedition consisted of three ships. Two of them were captured by the Spanish ship Tizezara, and Lopez and the officers were executed. The captain of the ship which Mr. McIntosh had the good fortune to be on kept up a good steam and by throwing overboard all their cargo reached a neutral fort and evaded the enemy who were in close pursuit. There were six hundred in this expedition. Mr. McIntosh enjoys the honor of being among the few survivors of the crew, and perhaps the only man in the state of Kansas, who was on that expedition.
Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm.
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