|Birth: ||Dec. 6, 1821|
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 1879|
JOHN U. MC MAHAN, deceased, was the son of John U. McMahan, of Scotch descent. His father's birth occurred October 17, 1790, and his mother, whose maiden name was Beck, was born November 30, 1796; they were married in 1818, and in 1831 removed from Pennsylvania to Ohio, where they resided three years, at Mansfield, traveling West, thence to Fremont, Steuben Co., Ind. The subject ws born in Harrisburg, Penn., December 6, 1821, and his boyhood days passed principally in Steuben County, Ind. His opportunies for acquiring education were limited, and before he was of age was in the employ of one Samuel Burnside, about two years. After attaining his majority, he worked one year for his father, but never received the stipulated compensation. He was unfortunate in purchasing land from Mr. Burnside, for who he afterward worked, being obliged to give double the price agreed upon. Through perseverance and industry he had accumulated and improved 424 acres of land before his death, which occurred February 9, 1879. He was married November 21, 1853, on English Prairie, to Miss Emeline Francis, a native of this county, and the duaghter of Isaac and Prudencia Francis. She died April 28, 1874. To their union seven children were born - Leona, William, Emma and Julia have all died; Raymond P., Lucy J. and Frank are living together on the old homestead in this township.
Source: "1882 History LaGrange County, Indiana" by F.A.Battey & Co.., - Greenfield Township
Created by: Maggie
Record added: Nov 02, 2008
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