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Maj. James McMahan

Maj. James McMahan

Male Abt 1734 - 1823  (~ 89 years)

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  • Name Maj. James McMahan 
    Born Abt 1734  Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1786  Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1790  Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Possessions 27 Feb 1792  West Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Land Warrant: 100 Acres 
    Residence 1800  West Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1810  West Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Probate 4 Feb 1823  West Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died 28 Feb 1823  Potts Grove, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Buried 31 Mar 1823  Chillisquaque Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Headstone - McMahan, Maj. James (veteran burial card)
    Headstone - McMahan, Maj. James (veteran burial card)
    Headstone - McMahan, Major James and Mary Murray
    Headstone - McMahan, Major James and Mary Murray
    Person ID I311  Discovering My Ancestors
    Last Modified 14 May 2017 

    Father John McMahan,   b. Abt 1707, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 18 May 1767, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Margaret Murray,   b. Abt 1712, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1771, West Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Family ID F175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Murray,   b. 1739, Shermans Dale, Perry, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1818, Potts Grove, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Abt 1765  West Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. John McMahan,   b. Abt 1766, West Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jane McMahan,   b. 10 Nov 1766, West Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1846, Potts Grove, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. James McMahan, Jr.,   b. Abt 1775, West Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Thomas McMahan,   b. Abt 1776, West Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1822, Albany County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
    +5. Samuel McMahan,   b. 8 Sep 1779, West Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1854, West Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 
    Family ID F98  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Floyd's Northumberland County Genealogy pg 383
    Floyd's Northumberland County Genealogy pg 383

  • Sources 
    1. [S126] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-19 70.
      Birth date: 1734 Birth place: Northern Ireland Death date: 182 3 Death place: Liberty, Montour, Pennsylvania Residence date: Re sidence place: United States

    2. [S403] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Book Title: Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 145 : 1919.

    3. [S160] Biographical sketches of leading citizens of Cumberland County, NJ, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genealogy-glh16701673&h=325&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt.

    4. [S392] Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801, Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4; Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762-1794; Microfilm Roll: 332.

    5. [S348] 1790 United States Federal Census, Year: 1790; Census Place: Northumberland, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 34; Image: 275; Family History Library Film: 0568149.

    6. [S297] Pennsylvania, Land Warrants, 1733-1987, Index of Early Pennsylvania Land Warrants, 1733–1987.
      100 acres

    7. [S389] 1800 United States Federal Census, Year: 1800; Census Place: Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 37; Page: 698; Image: 127; Family History Library Film: 363340.

    8. [S390] 1810 United States Federal Census, Year: 1810; Census Place: Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 53; Page: 103; Image: 00016; Family History Library Film: 0193679.

    9. [S387] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, Wills, 1772-1907; Index, 1792-1930; Author: Northumberland County (Pennsylvania). Register of wills; Probate Place: Northumberland, Pennsylvania.
      In the name of God Amen. I James McMahan of Chillisquaque township, No rthumberland and commonwealth of Pennsylvania....give and bequeath t o my son John McMahan the sum of six dollars. To my son James McMaha n I give and bequeath the sum of twelf (two?) hundred dollars. To my d aughters Jane Murray I give and bequeath the sum of twenty four dollar s and to my daughter-in-law Mary Ann the widow of son Thomas McMahan , I give and bequeath the sum of one dollar. Each and every of the afo resaid bequeaths (?) to be paid to the said (?) in six equal annual in stallments to commence (?) months after my decease, saving only the be quest to my daughter in law above mentioned which is to paid to her wh enever she shall demand the same. All the residue of my Estate both re al and personal I give and devise unto my son Samuel McMahan hereby co nstituting and appointing hims the said Samuel McMahan to sole executo r of this my last will and testament...

    10. [S298] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current.

    11. [S128] Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999.
      Death date: 28 Mar 1823 Death place:

    12. [S129] Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985.
      Death date: abt 1823 Death place: