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John McMahan

Male Abt 1707 - Aft 1767  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name John McMahan 
    Born Abt 1707  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Arrival Abt 1736  Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Settled in Sherman's Valley 
    Will 18 May 1767  Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Will - John McMahan (1707-1767)
    Will - John McMahan (1707-1767)
    "As to what worldly goods the Lord has blessed me with I dispose of in the following manner: That all my just debts be truly and immediately paid. Next, I leave to Margaret, my beloved wife, and to her four youngest children, the use of my whole estate, real and personal, till said Benjamin is at the age of 21 years, at which time I will that my real estate be equally divided between my two sons exclusive of the place my son James lives on, which I leave to him free of any incumbrance, that to John and Benjamin, they giving to my beloved wife a neat, comfortable house, separate to herself if demanded."

    Source: Genealogical and Biographical Annals, by J L Floyd & Co. publ 1911 pg 382.
    Died Aft 18 May 1767  Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Person ID I534  Discovering My Ancestors
    Last Modified 14 May 2017 

    Family 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) 
    Married Abt 1734  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Maj. James McMahan,   b. Abt 1734, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1823, Potts Grove, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)
     2. Rachel McMahan,   b. Abt 1740, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sarah McMahan,   b. Abt 1742, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Elizabeth McMahan,   b. Abt 1744, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Agnes McMahan,   b. Abt 1746, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Mary McMahan,   b. Abt 1750, Shermans Dale, Perry, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. Capt. John McMahan, Jr.,   b. 1755, Shermans Dale, Perry, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1802, Potts Grove, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     8. Margaret McMahan,   b. Abt 1757, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Benjamin McMahan,   b. 1763, Shermans Dale, Perry, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1829, Huntingdon, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 
    Family ID F175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Floyd's Northumberland County Genealogy pg 382
    Floyd's Northumberland County Genealogy pg 382
    Floyd's Northumberland County Genealogy pg 383
    Floyd's Northumberland County Genealogy pg 383
    History of the McMahan Family
    History of the McMahan Family
    1899 by Samuel McMahan
    Bell's History of Northumberland County Pennsylvania (pg 2 of 3)
    Bell's History of Northumberland County Pennsylvania (pg 2 of 3)
    John McMahan (abt 1707-aft 1767)
    Bell's History of Northumberland County Pennsylvania (pg 3 of 3)
    Bell's History of Northumberland County Pennsylvania (pg 3 of 3)
    John McMahan (abt 1707-aft 1767)

  • Sources 
    1. [S394] Genealogical and biographical annals of Northumberland County, Pennsyl vania, pg.382-383.

    2. [S395] History of the McMahan Family, 79pgs.

    3. [S393] Bell's History of Northumberland County Pennsylvania, pg. 1128.

    4. [S387] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, Cumberland Abstracts of Wills, 1750-1825, pg. 75.
      "Being weak in body, gives to his wife Margaret and the 4 youngest chi ldren, John, Margaret, Benjamin and Mary the use of his whole estate u ntil Benjamin becomes 21 yrs. old. When gives all his real estate equa lly to his 2 sons John & Benjamin (exclusive of the place his so n James lives on which he gives to him.) Provides that John and Benj . are to provide a house and maintenance for his wife. John and Benj . are to pay L10 each to his daughters Sarah, Elizabeth, Agnes, Margar et and Mary. James is to pay his daughter Rachel L10. he appoints hi s son James and John Ervin Exectrs. Witnessed by John Erwien and Wm. W ilson (his mark) signed John McMachen. (dated 18 May 1767 ) (FHL fil m 389421)
      Lack Twp. was in the portion of Cumberland County that eventually beca me Juniata County in 1831.

    5. [S126] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-19 70.