Person:John McMahon (10)

m. bef. 1755
  1. John McMahon1755 - 1837
  2. Robert McMahon1760 - 1823
  3. Mary 'Polly' McMahonABT 1762 -
  4. Elizabeth McMahonABT 1764 -
  5. James McMahonABT 1766 -
  6. William McMahon1780 - 1846
m. ABT 1778
Facts and Events
Name John McMahon
Alt Name John McMahan
Gender Male
Birth? 1755 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage ABT 1778 Virginiato Rosannah Hardin
Death? 15 SEP 1837 Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee

John McMahon was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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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. :


McMahan, John, entered service 1777 in Augusta County, Virginia, where born in 1755; moved to Sevier County, tennessee, for several years, then to McMinn County, Tennessee, where received Pension in 1833 when resided there 12 years. F-S2808, R1695.


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.