Facts and Events
John McMahon was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Revolutionary War Pension Information
Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 3, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :
Information from John McMahan of McMinn, TN pension application of 2 Sep 1833: Record for John Mcmahan, Transcribed by JK Standish, Jun 2014
His answers to War Department questions,:
The declarant (sic) makes the following answers to the questions proposed by the War Department - 1. I was born in Augusta County Va. in the year 1755. I ha(ve?) been informed by my parents. - 2. I have no record of my age now. I once had the family record kept by my father but it is now lost in consequence of getting my books and papers wet. – 3. I lived in Augusta County Va when I entered the service. After the service time continued (unreadable insert) in the same County and State for several years. I then moved to Sevier County, Tennessee about 03 and then 30 or 40 years ago from Sevier moved to Blount County this State and then from to Jefferson then to McMinn County Tennessee where I have lived twelve or thirteen years(unreadable insert).
NOTE: the answers to questions 1-3 are written partly on one page but sentences finish another, not side-by-side page making it difficult to transcribe. Previous transcriptions of this portion of the application did not "glue" the portions together, omitting some residence information. John Jr. McMahon lived only in Augusta, VA, Sevier, Blount, Jefferson and McMinn Counties, TN. He never resided in Kentucky.
Rosannah Hardin is not this man's wife. Rosannah married John McMahan (Richard2, William1). John McMahon Jr. (John2, Robert1)married Mary Unknown.
For Rosannah's husband's correct lineage, see DAR Ancestor Richard McMahon at http://services.dar.org/Public/DAR_Research/search_adb/default.cfm?Action=Search&Opt=&Last_Name=McMahon&First_Name=richard&P_ID=&ServiceState=&BirthState=&DeathState=&SpouseLastName=&SpouseFirstName=&Rank=&Live_County=&Live_City=&Live_District=&Live_State=&Pension_Number=&sortby=Last_Name
For significant primary documentation of the Hardin line and Rosannah's husband, John McMahan's line see McMahon(1) at Ancestry.com; user name Artistswife.