Person:John McMahon (9)

Lt. John McMahon
b.1721 Ireland
m. abt. 1720
  1. Lt. John McMahon1721 - 1789
  2. Richard McMahon1723 -
  3. William McMahon1725 - bef 1753
  4. Margaret McMahon1726 - 1796
  5. Agnes McMachan1729 -
  6. Jane McMahon1731 -
m. 1747
  1. Rosanna McMahan1751 - 1798
  2. William McMahon1753 - 1761
  3. John Blair McMahon1755 - 1814
  4. Sarah 'Sally' McMahan1760 - 1836
  5. Nancy Agnes McMahan1763 - 1842
  6. Isabella Jean McMahon1765 - 1829
Facts and Events
Name Lt. John McMahon
Alt Name John McMechen
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1721 Ireland
Marriage 1747 Pennsylvania[likely, family re-located to Virginia by 1753]
to Isabel Barnes
Death[1] 1789 Knob Creek, Washington County, Tennessee

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


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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 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 [1743]. Proved by James Wood, John McMechen and John Hite. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 7, Dorman, pg. 45].

Records in Washington County, TN

Washington County, Tennessee was laid off by an act of the Legislature of North Carolina, passed in November, 1777, and was made to include the whole of the territory afterward erected into the state of Tennessee. The first magistrates appointed were James Robertson, Valentine Sevier, John Carter, John Sevier, Jacob Womack, Robert Lucas, Andrew Greer, John Shelby, Jr., George Russell, William Bean, Zachariah Isbell, John McNabb, Thomas Houghton, William Clark, John McMahan, Benjamin Gist, J. Chisoim, Joseph Wilson, William Cobb, Thomas Stuart, Michael Woods, Richard White, Benjamin Wilson, Charles Robertson, William McNabb, Thomas Price, and Jesse Watson.
On the first Monday of that month John McMahon, James Stuart, and Robert Allison met at the house of William Davis, on Buffalo Creek, and organized a court. George Mitchell was elected sheriff pro tem; John Tipton, clerk pro tem, and Thomas Gourley, deputy clerk. John Tipton presented his commission as colonel of the county; Robert Love, as second major, and Peter Parkison, David McNabb, John Hendricks, and Edward Simms as Captains. The magistrates appointed from the county were John Tipton, Landon Carter, Robert Love, James Montgomery, John Wyer, John Strain, Andrew Chamberlain, Andrew Taylor, Alexander Mofiltt, William Porsley, Edmund Williams, and Henry Nelson. [Goodspeed's History of Washington County, Tennessee]
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