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A McMAHAN Family of Saline County, Missouri

Compiled by Paul Zebe

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Introduction

I descend from the two old interrelated McMahan families of Saline County, Missouri. The founders of the particular family line from which I descend were John McMahan and his wife Susannah McMahan, who came to the area that would eventually be Saline County sometime before Missouri became a state. They moved to the area from Kentucky with McMahan relatives from both his family and hers.

John's parentage is something of an open question. Some say that his father and mother were John McMahan and his wife Sallie Boone, daughter of Isaac Boone and niece of Daniel Boone. Others, however, argue that Sallie Boone died before puberty, so she could not have been John's mother. Furthermore, the man frequently identified as John's father failed to mention John or any of his brothers who were residing in Missouri in his last will and testament, a curious oversight for a father. John is said to have been born in Kentucky.

Susannah McMahan was a daughter of Thomas McMahan and his wife Diana Adams. Thomas may have been one of the sons of James McMahan and his wife Susannah Hildebrand of Rowan County, North Carolina. Diana was the daughter of Abraham Adams and his wife Triphena of the Northern Neck of Virginia, then Rowan County, NC, then Clark County, KY, and finally Madison County, KY. Susannah, daughter of Thomas and Diana, may have been born in Kentucky, where her parents are known to have lived, although she and some of her children are inexplicably identified in census returns as having been born in Tennessee.

John and Susannah married in Madison County, Kentucky, in the early 1800s. After their marriage, John and Susannah lived in Clark County, Kentucky, for a number of years. They owned land there in the vicinity of the county seat. For a period, John may have been the Clark County jailor. John died in Saline County in 1843; Susannah, however, is said to have moved with family to Wise County, Texas, after the Civil War, where she reportedly died in 1865.

I would be very interested in hearing from anyone who is also descended from this family.


Family Tree

  Key:

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  oo=married
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1 John McMAHAN (4 Apr 1780-20 Sep 1843) +Saline County, Missouri
     oo in Madison County, KY, on 14 Oct 1802 to Susan(nah) McMAHAN (4 Mar 1783-20 Jan 1865) +Wise County, Texas
.     2 Polly McMAHAN (20 Aug 1803-10 Jan 1823)
          oo in Saline County, MO, on 16 Mar 1822 to Jesse McMAHAN
.     2 Hervy B. McMAHAN (30 Aug 1805-17 Oct 1825)
.     2 Martin H. McMAHAN (9 Feb 1808-11 Dec 1852) +Saline County, MO
          oo in Saline County, MO, on 29 Mar 1831 to 1) Rachel GWINN (About 1812-9 Dec 1845) +Saline County, MO
.     .     3 Susan A. McMAHAN (1 Dec 1833-)
               oo on 9 Dec 1850 to Brickey Schot HAMPTON (1827-)
.     .     3 Morgan G. McMAHAN (29 Aug 1836-)
.     .     3 Sarah C. McMAHAN (29 Jan 1838-)
.     .     3 William Henry McMAHAN (29 Dec 1839-)
.     .     3 Mary J. McMAHAN (25 Feb 1842-)
.     .     3 John Wesley McMAHAN (14 Jun 1846-)
.     2 Martin H. McMAHAN (9 Feb 1808-11 Dec 1852)
          oo probably in Saline County, MO, on 8 Dec 1850 to 2)Judy BRADLEY
.     .     3 Thomas W. McMAHAN (7 Sep 1851-)
.     2 John Wesley McMAHAN (11 Aug 1810-13 Jan 1844) +Saline County, MO
          oo probably in Saline County, MO, on 18 Feb 1833 to Permelia HUFF (12 Sep 1814-) *Tennessee
.     .     3 Harvey D. McMAHAN (About 1833-)
.     .     3 Mary E. McMAHAN (About 1836-)
.     .     3 Sarah J. McMAHAN (About 1838-)
.     2 Thomas Wesley ("Wesley") McMAHAN (11 Aug 1810-After 19 Jun 1880) +probably Wise County, TX
          oo Susan HUFF (8 Oct 1810-9 Mar 1849) +probably Saline County, MO
.     .     3 Sarah Belinda McMAHAN (21 Jun 1835-)
               oo in Saline County, MO, on 16 June 1852 to Stuart CAMERON
.     .     .     4 William H. CAMERON
.     .     3 Henry Harrison McMAHAN (1 Nov 1836-)
               oo 1) Frances HAMPTON
.     .     3 Henry Harrison McMAHAN (1 Nov 1836-)
               oo probably in Wise County, Texas, in about 1871 to 2) Rosanna CHALLENGE/CHALLINS (May 1850-) *IL
.     .     .     4 William Wesley McMAHAN (Aug 1872-After 1920)
                    oo probably in Wise County, TX, in about 1894 to Sarah E. MEADOR (About 1879-After 1920)
.     .     .     .     5 Bessie L. McMAHAN (Jun 1895-)
.     .     .     .     5 Edward Eugene McMAHAN (28 Dec 1896-)
.     .     .     .     5 Mary A. McMAHAN (Mar 1899-)
.     .     .     .     5 Jesse J. McMAHAN (About 1902-After 1920)
.     .     .     .     5 Charles Hardy McMAHAN (About 1905-)
.     .     .     .     5 Johnny H. McMAHAN (About 1908-)
.     .     .     .     5 Tina M. McMAHAN (About 1910-After 1920)
.     .     .     .     5 Robert S. McMAHAN (About 1915-)
.     .     .     .     5 Cora E. McMAHAN (About Jun 1917-)
.     .     .     .     5 Dorothy McMAHAN (About Jul 1919-)
.     .     .     4 Louvenia C. McMAHAN (Dec 1874-) *TX
                    oo John CARTHY (May 1871-Before 1910) *IL
.     .     .     .     5 Zenobia P. CARTHY (Mar 1900-)
.     .     .     4 Henrietta McMAHAN (About 1875-) *TX
.     .     .     4 Orin McMAHAN (18 Jun 1882-) *Greenwood, Wise County, TX
                    oo ??? ???
.     .     .     4 Roy I. McMAHAN (Dec 1885-) *TX
.     .     .     4 Vivie Inez McMAHAN (23 Feb 1889-) *Brumlow, Wise County, TX
.     .     3 John Franklin McMAHAN (10 Jan 1838-21 Jan 1866) *MO +Saline County, MO
               oo Mary Catherine HAMPTON (20 Jun 1840-21 Feb 1917)
.     .     .     4 Robert Freeland McMAHAN (9 Nov 1859-10 May 1945)
                    oo Sarah Elizabeth MILES (25 Dec 1869-19 Nov 1909)
.     .     .     .     5 Ola Opal (Opal) McMAHAN (3 Aug 1891-10 Nov 1909)
.     .     .     .     5 Eunice Verna McMAHAN (30 Jan 1893-23 Aug 1979)
                         oo Louis Riley CANOTE (3 May 1885-12 Feb 1968)
.     .     .     .     5 Zella Lillian McMAHAN (26 Nov 1894-)
.     .     .     .     5 Hampton Miles McMAHAN (26 Aug 1897-10 Sep 1952)
                         oo 1) Clara Mae SONNER (9 Nov 1901-9 Dec 1974)
.     .     .     .     5 Hampton Miles McMAHAN (26 Aug 1897-10 Sep 1952)
                         oo 2) ??? ???
.     .     .     .     5 Robert Caddo (Caddo) McMAHAN (9 Oct 1899-10 Dec 1982)
                         oo Rubie Gertrude GREEN (17 Jan 1901-19 Oct 1994)
.     .     .     .     5 Rufus Franklin McMAHAN (30 Jul 1901-22 Nov 1979)
                         oo Mary Virginia McMULLIN (16 Jul 1898-Before 22 Nov 1979)
.     .     .     .     5 John Wesley Urias McMAHAN (15 Jan 1903-8 Jan 1934)
.     .     .     .     5 Mary Elizabeth McMAHAN (4 Oct 1904-)
.     .     .     .     5 Cecelia Aileen (Aileen) McMAHAN (26 Feb 1907-20 Feb 1986)
                         oo Ambrose Roger EUBANK (29 Jul 1902-12 Jan 1974)
.     .     .     4 George McMAHAN (About 1862-)
                    oo Lizzie ??? (About 1864-)
.     .     .     .     5 Etta McMAHAN (About 1885-)
                         oo ??? PAYNE
.     .     3 Elizabeth Jane McMAHAN (29 Nov 1839-Feb 1919) +Tillman County, OK
               oo 1)George HUFF (1840-Mar 1872)
.     .     .     4 Mary HUFF (About 1869-)
.     .     3 Elizabeth Jane McMAHAN (29 Nov 1839-Feb 1919) +Tillman County, OK
               oo 2) J.J. FLANNERY
.     .     3 George Washington McMAHAN (13 Jul 1841-)
.     .     3 Mary Luesia McMAHAN (13 Jan 1843-)
.     .     3 Lucy Ann McMAHAN (26 Nov 1844-12 Feb 1920) *MO +Tillman County, OK
               oo in Decatur, Wise County, TX, on 24 Jan 1871 to Herbert BAILEY (24 Feb 1837-1 Nov 1920) *Rochester, NY +Tillman County, OK
.     .     .     4 Elizabeth BAILEY (26 Nov 1871-) *Wise County, TX
                    oo probably in Decatur, Wise County, TX on 23 Dec 1894 to James Love WATSON (1871-) *Wise County, TX
.     .     .     .     5 Winnie WATSON (-1974)
                         oo L.W. OZIER
.     .     .     .     5 Theresa WATSON
                         oo Lloyd COLE
.     .     .     .     5 Verona WATSON
                         oo R.H. BALDOCK
.     .     .     .     5 Gertrude WATSON (-1966)
                         oo Craig SPAIN
.     .     .     4 Thomas BAILEY (19 Dec 1872-) *Wise County, TX
                    oo Anna MOORE
.     .     .     4 Charles BAILEY (5 Jan 1875-) *Wise County, TX
                    oo in Vernon, TX, on 23 Dec 1903 to Sallie E. RENFROE
.     .     .     4 Sarah Emaline ("Lina") BAILEY (20 May 1877-) *Wise County, TX
                    oo Rolf WHITE
.     .     .     4 Anna Eliza ("Eliza") BAILEY (30 Mar 1879-) *Wise County, TX
                    oo Hagis Hayes FISHER
.     .     .     4 Ella Antionette BAILEY (25 Mar 1881-) *Wise County, TX
.     .     .     4 Harriet B. ("Hattie") BAILEY (19 Mar 1883-) *Wise County, TX
                    oo Grover G. ROBEY
.     .     .     4 Byron Cole BAILEY (29 Mar 1885-) *Wise County, TX
                    oo Ella E. BURLESON
.     .     .     4 Lillian Catherine BAILEY (30 Jul 1887-) *Wise County, TX
                    oo Theo WILKISON
.     .     .     4 Lee BAILEY (30 Jul 1887-) *Wise County, TX +in infancy probably in Wise County, TX
.     .     .     4 Frank BAILEY (23 Oct 1888-) *Wise County, TX


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