Facts and Events
John McMahon was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
John McMahon's land (Borden Tract Middle, 427 acres acquired from William Parris in 1753, originally patented to William Glascow earlier in 1753) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 483.--21st November, 1753. William Purris, weaver, to John McMachan, of Frederick County, 427 acres in Borden's grant. Cor. Alex. Miller. Conveyed by Borden to James Glasgow and by Glasgow to Purris, 1753. Teste: Wm. Christian, Pat. Cunningham.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 243.--18th May 1762. John McMachen and Isabella, of Frederick County, to John Berry, £105, 427 acres in Borden's tract purchased by John McMachen from Wm. Purris, and he from James Glasgow, who purchased from Benj. Borden; cor. Alex. Miller.
- Page 244.--4th September, 1765. John McMahan and Isabella of Frederick County, to Benj. Logan, £100, 400 acres on North River of Shanandow on the next spring branch below the mouth of Cooks Creek. Delivered: George Mallo, March, 1773.
Acquisition of Land in Frederick County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1742-1775, Vol. 2:
- K-18: John McMaiken of Frederick County, 248 acres in said County on Darbys spring of Opeckon adjoining Dr. Adam Stephens, Stephen Hollingsworth now John Hyet (Hyat). Surv. by John Baylis. 19 Oct. 1757. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, pg. 112].
- K-418: John McMachen of Frederick County, 195 acres on Opeckon in said County. Surv. John Baylis. Adjoining Ralph Thompson. 4 May 1762. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, pg. 133].
Records of John McMahon in Orange County, VA
- Pages 106-10. 17-18 Feb. 1742/3. Thomas Babb of Opeckon, Orange County, farmer to his brother Philip Babb of same, farmer. Lease and release; for 5 shillings. 215 acres, the south end of tract granted to Thomas Babb by patent 23 April 1735... edge of a meadow... (signed) Thomas Babb. Wit: J. Wood, John McMechen, John Hite.
- Be it remembered the within tract of land was taken up by Thomas Babb senr., although Senr. is not mentioned in the pattent, and by him divided between his two sons Phillip and Thomas and for that reason the consideration money is but five shillings. 24 Feb. 1742 . Proved by James Wood, John McMechen and John Hite. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 7, Dorman, pg. 45].