RW Robert McMahan/McMahon


McMahon Family Genealogy Forum
Posted by: Jen White
Date: March 12, 2000 08:24:02

Can anyone help with the RW soldier Robert McMahon? I have from the
Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files: "Robert McMahan or Robert McMahon,
Nancy, R16357, VA Line, wid appl 20 Jan 1858 Madison Co IL aged 80, sol
lived in Augusta Co VA at enl, sol m Nancy Nester (sic) in Jun 1795, sol
d in 1823."

I have from the Arkansas Family Historian that he m a Nancy KESTER. I am
researching the following line, but am mostly interested in the proof of
Rebecca McMahan's parentage and leads on this family on back. This is my

Daughter Rebecca McMahan b. May 4 1800 IL d. 9 Oct 1857. M June 14 1814
William Kelley b 17 Dec 1794 in TN.

Son Robert McMahan Kelley b. 31 Mar 1821 m 1839 Pike Co, AR Sarah (some say
CARPENTER for last name, but this is not from the AR Historian).

Their daughter Martha Elvira KELLEY b. 11 Jan 1845 Pike County, Arkansas d.
20 Jan 1911.

Martha KELLEY m. Andrew Armstrong Stell(e) 25 Jul 1861 (per LDS).

Their daughter Nancy Alice STELL b. 28 Feb 1864 in Missouri Township, Pike
County, Arkansas m. John Alexander CRAIGHEAD b. 25 Mar 1859 in Tennessee on
October 12, 1880.

Their daughter Ruby Alice CRAIGHEAD b. Dec 21, 1898 in Texas, died May 1991
m. Roy D. WHITE b. 1887 in Tennessee. They were my gggrandparents.

Thank you very much and hello new cousins!

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Message Added: Re: RW Robert MCMAHAN/MCMAHON
The following information was added to the forum:

Name: David Kelley
Subject: Re: RW Robert MCMAHAN/MCMAHON
Body of Message:

William Kelley and "Rebecca Kelley my wife formerly Rebecca McMahan
daughter and child of Robert McMahan late of the County of Madison in the
State of Illinois" and (sister) of Nathaniel McMahan of the said County of
Madison in the State of Illinois (both of whom are now deceased) of the
County of Pike in the State of Arkansas have constituted and appointed ...
our son Samuel Kelley at present in the County of Madison in the State of
Illinois our true and lawful attorney ... October 3, 1839. (Signed) William
Kelley, Rebecca Kelley. (Affidavit of David Huddleston. Affidavit of David
S. Dickson. Affidavit of William Kelley, Presiding Judge of Pike County
Court, Arkansas): Power of Attorney, Madison County, Illinois Deed Record
Volume 26, page 33-35. Family History Library film 0484058, item 2. Salt
Lake City, Utah.

Added on Date: 4/4/00
Update 03.29.01              David Kelley 2000                 GNF00002.HTM