Person:MCMAHON, William (1780 - 1846)

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MCMAHON, William (1780 - 1846)
Family(s): McMahon
Person ID (Link to genealogy): GED link doc.gif I12322
Sex: M
Date born: 12 Aug 1780
Born in: Augusta, Virginia
Date died: 24 May 1846
Died in: Courtland, Alabama
Father: MCMAHON, John I (1730 - 1784)
Mother: STOCKTON, Deborah (1733 - 1784)
Spouse(s): PATTON, Rebecca (1783 - 1856)
Children(in Wiki):


Occupation(s): Entrepreneur, Government service
Occupation details: Opperated hotel. For 8-10 years Wm McMahon represented Rockingham County in the Virginia House of Delegates, then represented Pendleton and Rockingham Counties in the State Senate for several sessions. He called for and served on the Virginia Constitutional Assembly in 1829.
Military service:
Military campaign War of 1812
Military branch Cavalry
Description William McMahon enlisted as a private in a cavalry unit from Rockingham County during the War of 1812, but was soon promoted to Captain. William McMahon served as a captain of the cavalry company he organized in Rockingham County in 1820. It was part of the 58th Regiment (Wayland 1978:150).
Fawcett book: MCMAHON, William (1780 - 1846)
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From Bill Fawcett's book:

Biographical sketch

WILLIAM McMAHON was born in Augusta County, Virginia on August 12, 1780 to John McMahon, a veteran of the Revolutionary War. On December 1, 1802 William McMahon married Rebecca Patton. They moved to Harrisonburg in Rockingham County in 1809, and then to a plantation to the north of Courtland, Lawrence County, Alabama ca. 1835/38 (Saunders 1969:213-214). In Harrisonburg the McMahon operated a hotel next to the town square.

Col. William McMahon and Rebecca Patton raised several children, John J. McMahon, Sr. (1805?- ), Charles J. McMahon (1808- ?), William P. McMahon, Robert Grattan McMahon (1813-80), Margaret Catherine Beale McMahon (1822-42), C. Waterman McMahon, Ethelbert S. "Bert" McMahon, Jordan Paxton McMahon (1825-54), and Martha "Mary" Rebecca McMahon (1827-56).

William McMahon enlisted as a private in a cavalry unit from Rockingham County during the War of 1812, but was soon promoted to Captain. William McMahon served as a captain of the cavalry company he organized in Rockingham County in 1820. It was part of the 58th Regiment (Wayland 1978:150).

For 8-10 years Wm McMahon represented Rockingham County in the Virginia House of Delegates, then represented Pendleton and Rockingham Counties in the State Senate for several sessions. He called for and served on the Virginia Constitutional Assembly in 1829. For 35 years he was a Mason, and member of Courtland Lodge #37.

William McMahon died at his residence near Courtland, Alabama on Sunday, May 24, 1846 (Gainesville Independent 11/25/1856:3). Rebecca died On Sept. 28, 1856 at 7:15 a.m. after an illness of eight weeks (McMahon Family Bible).


Source

From A History of the Fawcetts and Related Families in America by William Bloys Fawcett. Used by permission of Dr. Fawcett.

This book was first published in 1996 and some of the information is quite dated. If you find errors or want to add updates, contact me, and I will add notes to the page.

Copyright © 1996, 2007 by William Bloys Fawcett, Jr. All rights reserved. No copies may be made of this document through any electronic, photocopying or other means without permission of the author.






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