We Are The Descendants Of
General Gates McMahan and Eliza Jane Green

Note: Again, this is only a partial list of descendants.
Also, most will not have a complete date of birth and other info. This is to protect the living.
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Photo Of My Grandfather
Photo taken 1990 in Nassau County, FL: George Baxter McMahan

Photo Of My Birth Mother
Photo taken just before her tragic death in FL: Marian Estelle McMahan
Memorial for Mary at Find A Grave: Memorial


Mrs. Marian Estelle McMahan Reardon
Her 1st marriage was to Robert Reardon on 07 November 1959 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.

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This is me, Pamela Dawn (McMahan) Ackman
Birth-father: David Ronald "Ronnie" Keith, Sr.
Birth-mother: Marian Estelle "Mary" McMahan
This photo was taken late 1950's in Titusville, Brevard County, Florida



Generation No. 7



1. General Gates McMahan (John6, William5, George4, Archibald3, Archibald Redmon "Redmond"2, Robert1) was born May 24, 1869 in Barkers Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina, and died January 25, 1940 in his home in Oviedo, Seminole County, Florida at 8:15 pm. He married (1) Laura B. McGee September 11, 1892 in Tuckaseigee, Jackson County, North Carolina, daughter of Ira George Orrah McGee and Sarah E. "Sallie" Messer. She was born February 02, 1873 in Cataloochee, Haywood County, North Carolina, and died May 20, 1900 in Oconaluftee (Oconee Lufty Township), Swain County, NC. He married (2) Eliza Jane "Liza" Green March 13, 1902 in the Cherokee Indian Reservation in Oconaluftee, Swain County, NC, daughter of [--?--] and Mary Jane Greene. She was born August 04, 1879 in Oconaluftee (Oconee Lufty Township), Swain County, North Carolina, and died January 01, 1965 in Winter Park Hospital, Winter Park, Orange County, Florida at 1:40 am but living at Vine Road, Oviedo, Seminole County, FL.

More About General Gates McMahan:
General Gates McMAHAN and 2nd wife Eliza Jane GREEN were my maternal biological great-grandparents.

1870 Webster, Savannah Twp, Sub. No. 66, Jackson County, NC Federal Census -- He is listed as General Gates McMahan living with his mother & father in House #24. His brother GATES E. McMAHAN (age 45, b: TN) and family living next door at House #25. Just down the road at House # 28 is his grandfather, WILLIAM McMAHAN (age 50, b: TN) and family.

According to the Obituary for his son Burgess Ballard McMahan (b:Feb1913 d:Feb1988), they were all living in Union County, Georgia by February 1913. So somewhere between the 1910 Sevier County, TN Census and 1920 Hall County, Georgia Census, this group was in Union County, Georgia.

Rec'd General Gates McMahan's Florida Death Certificate 06 Aug 2002. His name is spelled incorrectly as "Gates General McMahan".
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7 feature records have been selected from GNIS. Feature Name St County Equivalent Name Type USGS 7.5' Map ::
Barkers Creek NC Jackson stream 352307N 0831733W Whittier ** Close to place of birth & residence
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A Biography by William P. McMahan, Greenwood, South Carolina
          GATES McMAHAN
   Gates and Laura made their home for six years up Mingus Creek from Mingus's Mill near what is now known as Watson's Field in Swain County, North Carolina. A small church and school were in the community. The Forester Service still maintains a cemetery there but all of the tombstones have deteriorated until no names are readable. Laura was never well after Bethel, their fourth child, was born. She developed Pneumonia and died one year later. Laura McGee McMahan is buried in Floyd's Cemetery near present day Highway 441, not far above Mingus's Mill.
   After Laura died, Gates became restless. The loss of one's first love sometimes is never overcome. The rest of his life he was a wanderer. He chased an elusive dream. Some say he searched for "The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow."
    Gates was busy as a Loggerman (Foreman of a logging crew) so the four children went to live with Aunt Ell, wife of Dillard Jones, on Barker's Creek in Jackson County, North Carolina.
    Two years later Gates married Eliza Jane Green, daughter of Miss Martha Jane Green. The children went to live with them. Eliza cooked for the entire logging crew. As their kitchen was small she often cooked in a large pot in the yard.
   Once, Gates bought some Navy beans to feed them and the loggers. Eliza had never cooked Navy beans. The men sat down to eat with no beans on the table. Gates asked Eliza about the beans. Eliza called him aside to tell him the beans could not be eaten because they were full of worms. The kernels had cooked out and to Eliza they looked like tiny worms.
   With the logging completed in that area, Gates wanted to raise tobacco. They moved to Sugar Land, Tennessee. Several of their children were born there. Later, they moved to Blairsville, Union County, Georgia on top of the Blud Ridge Mountains. Frank McMahan (his son) remembered the trip to Blairsville in the horse drawn wagon. The children had never seen a white hog. As they passed a farm where a white hog was in the yard, one of the children said "Look there Papa, there is a hog that has been scalded and scraped." In Blairsvile, Eliza's brother George Green and his wife, Mattie, with their children came to live in the house with them. Eliza raised quite a flock of sheep here. George Baxter McMahan remembers each child walking around with a lamb to play with as well as the bitter cold weather and deep snow. Frank McMahan remembers their first cook stove. Gates ordered it by mail. When it arrived at the train station, the entire family went to bring it home. Each member of the family had to carry part of the stove, even the smallest child carried on of the 'eyes'. They were the first family for miles around to stop cooking on a fireplace and cook on a store bought stove. Gates always wanted to raise cotton. The cotton farms of Hall county (Georgia) appeared to be the place to escape the harsh winters of Blairsville. There was also schools for the children.
   George Baxter McMahan tells of the move from Blairsville to Murrayville, Hall County, Georgia. Burgess Ballard McMahan was born in Blairsville while Gates was gone to find them a house and farm (in Hall County). According to George, the night Burgess was born, the cow gave birth to twin calves and the sow gave birth to sixteen pigs. Eliza was sick and had no milk for the baby. Burgess was allergic to cows milk and also had asthma. No one believed that Eliza or the small baby could survive the move in the covered wagon.
   A neighbor agreed to take Eliza and the baby in his buggy which was equipped with curtains. With the help of two lanterns sat on the floor and the curtains, Eliza and baby Burgess was kept reasonably warm and dry on the trip that took several days. Frank McMahan drove the covered wagon with their few possessions and the other children. The weather was cold with a drizzling rain falling. The wagon leaked. The first night was spent with a black family who operated a camp for travelers. George McMahan said it was the best cooked food as he really was hungry.
   The second day the children became damp and were about to freeze to death. Frank gave each child a small amount of white whiskey to help keep them warm. It was the only thing available. The children said this would be hard to believe because no one can remember Frank taking a drink of any alcoholic beverage in his life. Late the second day, they arrived at a small town. No one remembers the name but Frank bought Eliza a pair of shoes there. It was the first time George Baxter McMahan had seen concrete sidewalks. He was a little leary of it. The first time he stepped on it, it flew up and hit him in the face. Actually, he was so drink from the whiskey he couldn't walk. After they became settled in Murryville, Gates went back to Blairsville to sell the land and livestock left behind.
   The next move was to the Tadmore community near Gainesville in Hall County, Georgia. Here Nora Bethel McMahan met William Rastus "Bunk" Christian who worked for the railroad that passed near their home. After their marriage they made their home in Dames Ferry in Monroe County, Georgia.    World War I began. Frank Lee McMahan went into the Marine Corps and was stationed in Salt Lake City, Utah. He returned with unbelievable tales of water where an egg would float and a man had to exert considerable effort to go under. Rufus Love McMahan and Richard Reagan McMahan went into the US Army, serving in France. Gates went to Montana where two of his cousins lived because of the big money that could be made plowing the great plains. His plan was to move his family three but abandoned the idea. At Tadmore the home burned with the boys and Gates away from home. Eliza burned her arms badly attempting to save a trunk belonging to Frank where his momentoes and money sent home were kept.
   Gates then moved his family to Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina where he and several of the children worked in the Mills of that area. Frank and Mary Moore McMahan moved to Laurens County, South Carolina, near Mary's people, where they lived and raised their family. Gates became dissatisfied with the environment around the Greenville Textile Mills in which the children were growing up in. This was during the great Florida Land Boom.
   Like so many people, Gates was impressed with the beautiful picture painted by the land promoters of that day. He decided to go to Florida and see. All arrangements were made for him to go by the Real Estate people. He boarded a boat "The Saint Cloud" at Charleston, South Carolina. After going up the Saint Johns River it docked at Sanford, Florida, where he was met by the land salesman. He made a down payment on 20 acres that he was lead to believe Oranges could be grown on. sixty years later, this same scam is carried still carried out to sell Florida land. Upon returning to Greenville, South Carolina, Gates purchased an old laundry delivery truck. In their truck, Gates, sons Herman, Burgess and future son-in-law, Richard Phillips (married Gertrude McMahan) went to Florida. There they picked fruit to make payments on the land. Richard Phillips went back to South Carolina after a short time because he became homesick (or should that be 'lovesick'). All of the family later moved to Florida where they survived the great hurricane.
   The next move was back to Georgia, Dames Ferry in Murray County.
   During a time when work could not be found in Florida, the family moved to Dames Ferry where his married daughter Bethel and husband 'Bunk' Christian lived. In addition to farming, brothers Burgess Ballard McMahan and John Herman McMahan made charcoal that was sold in Macon, Georgia. The black got into their skin and was almost impossible to wash off. Burgess decided there had to be a better way to make a living after a certain event. One day they carred a load to Macon. Black children were near when they were unloading the charcoal. Speaking of Burgess one said, "Dats a black man". The other retorted "I know he a white man 'cause he talk like a white man." After that the brothers broke up the charcoal business.
   Most of the family then moved back to Florida where they lived out their lives. Whether Gate's restlessnss was a search for "A city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God" or material possessions, we do not know. Everyone knew him as a hard working, God fearing man, that loved his family. Some say he searched for "That pot of gold". His constant moving was typical of the pioneer American Spirit. Gates always loved work and the mountains of western North Carolina. The summer before he died he was visiting his nephew Jehu Jones. With Jehu's permission, he raised a field of corn for no other reason than he liked to work the earth and see things frow. On his way back to Florida he came by his son Frank's and picked cotton for several weeks to help with the harvest. The author met him several times but was not priviledged to know him well. He was a quiet man with not much to say. It is known that he died in peace and assurance in May 1940, and is buried near his helpmeet of many years, Eliza Jane Green McMahan, in Oviedo, Seminole County, Florida.

Children of General Gates McMahan and Laura McGee are:
+ 2 i. Frank Lee McMahan, born August 17, 1894 in Jackson County, North Carolina; died September 10, 1951 in Laurens County, South Carolina.
+ 3 ii. Rufus Love McMahan, born February 04, 1896 in Cherokee County, North Carolina; died August 07, 1973 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia.
+ 4 iii. Richard Reagan McMahan, born October 17, 1898 in Whittier, Swain County, North Carolina; died March 04, 1972 in Orange City, Volusia County, Florida at 2:00 PM buried Monroe, Walton County, Georgia.
+ 5 iv. Nora Bethel McMahan, born May 17, 1899 in Oconaluftee (Oconee Lufty Township), Swain County, North Carolina; died January 06, 1956 in Tadmore, Hall County, Georgia buried Monroe County, Georgia.

Children of General Gates McMahan and Eliza Jane Green are:
+ 6 i. Benjamin Harrison McMahan, Sr., born July 03, 1903 in Jackson County, North Carolina; died December 22, 1962 in Oviedo, Seminole County, Florida.
+ 7 ii. Bertha McMahan, born April 22, 1905 in Jackson County, North Carolina; died November 14, 1936 in Dade County, Florida, on the Tamiami Trail during childbirth.
+ 8 iii. Gertrude G. McMahan, born September 29, 1906 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia; died April 04, 2002 in Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina.
+ 9 iv. George Baxter McMahan, born March 18, 1909 in Sugarland, Sevier County, Tennessee; died November 09, 1996 in at 7:11 am in the Columbia-Putnam Medical Center, Putnam County, Florida but was living in Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, Florida.  *** Direct Lineage ***
10 v. John Herman McMahan, born January 07, 1911 in Blairsville, Union County, Georgia; died December 1979 in Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida.
+ 11 vi. Burgess Ballard McMahan, born February 03, 1913 in Blairsville, Union County, Georgia; died February 23, 1988 in Tangerine, Orange County, Florida on a Tuesday.
12 vii. Cora Florine McMahan, born March 25, 1914 in Murrayville, Hall County, Georgia; died April 25, 1914 in Murrayville, Hall County, Georgia.
13 viii. Andrew Dillard McMahan, born September 28, 1916 in Blairsville, Union County, Georgia; died February 21, 1924 in Greenville County, South Carolina.
+ 14 ix. Cora Lee McMahan, born October 20, 1918 in Tadmore, Hall County, Georgia; died January 1978 in Eustis, Lake County, Florida.
+ 15 x. Ruby Mae McMahan, born April 25, 1920 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia; died March 11, 2004 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.


Generation No. 8

2. Frank Lee McMahan (General Gates7, John6, William5, George4, Archibald3, Archibald Redmon "Redmond"2, Robert1) was born August 17, 1894 in Jackson County, North Carolina, and died September 10, 1951 in Laurens County, South Carolina. He married Mary Ruth Moore July 20, 1919 in at the home of her parents in Laurens County, South Carolina, daughter of William Anderson Moore and Corrie Electra Sanders. She was born February 19, 1902 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died September 13, 1983 in Laurens County, South Carolina. Burial: Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Laurens County, South Carolina.

Children of Frank McMahan and Mary Moore are:
i. Lou Ester McMahan, born May 12, 1920 in Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina. She married James William "Jimmy" Adams April 16, 1938 in Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina. He was born August 06, 1915 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died July 10, 1974 in Iva, Anderson County, South Carolina. Buried: Iva City Cemetery, Iva, Anderson County, South Carolina. NOTE: "Jimmy" Adams was a Physician in Iva and greatly loved by all.
ii. Frank Lee McMahan, born 1922 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia. He married Dora Bell Benjamin May 31, 1941 in Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina. She was born 1925 in Beaverdam section near Mountville, Laurens County, South Carolina.
iii. William Paul McMahan, born March 04, 1924 in Laurens County, South Carolina. He married Doris Adair Hendrix September 20, 1941 in home of Rev. Ray Anderson, East Main Street, Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina. She was born September 11, 1926 in Waterloo, Laurens County, South Carolina.
iv. Mary Marcelle McMahan, born January 02, 1927 in Garnett, Hampton County, South Carolina. She married Charles Theodore Knight July 20, 1943 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina; born July 13, 1924 in Laurens County, South Carolina.
v. Thomas Love McMahan, Sr., born 1929 in Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina. He married (1) Daisy Rebecca Nelson November 22, 1950 in Laurens, Laurens County, South Carolina, daughter of Homer Nelson and Flossie Hendrix. She was born 1933 in Laurens County, South Carolina. He married(2) Margie Willis April 05, 1961 in Greenville County, South Carolina, daughter of Henry Willis and Azilee Edwards. She was born 1935 in Taylors, Greenville County, South Carolina. My Note: I think Miss Margie Willis was married to a Mr. Duncan first.

3. Rufus Love McMahan (General Gates7, John6, William5, George4, Archibald3, Archibald Redmon "Redmond"2, Robert1) was born February 04, 1896 in Cherokee County, North Carolina, and died August 07, 1973 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia. He married Ella Jean Sears September 24, 1924 in Hall County, Georgia, daughter of James Fletcher Sears and Mary Alice McKinney. She was born September 02, 1901 in Hall County, Georgia, and died January 1996 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia.

Child of Rufus Love McMahan and Ella Jean Sears is:
i. Mary Alice McMahan , born August 31, 1935 in Waycross, Ware County, Georgia; died Unknown. She married James Edward "Jim" Buchan in Georgia. He was born November 19, 1933 in Saint Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia; died April 03, 2011 in Waynesville, Brantley County, Georgia. James' Burial: cremated.

4. Richard Reagan McMahan (General Gates7, John6, William5, George4, Archibald3, Archibald Redmon "Redmond"2, Robert1) was born October 17, 1898 in Whittier, Swain County, North Carolina, and died March 04, 1972 in Orange City, Volusia County, Florida at 2:00 PM buried Monroe, Walton County, Georgia. He married (1) Selma Inez Kinsey April 25, 1919 in Hall County, Georgia. She was born December 25, 1900 in New Holland, Hall County, Georgia, and died April 06, 1936 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia in the tornado. Burial: (Selma only) Springway Church Cemetery, Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia. He married (2) Gladys Mayfield Johnson Bet. 1936 - 1940 in USA. She was born August 01, 1918 in South Carolina, and died July 1987 in Orange City, Volusia County, Florida. Burials: (Richard & Gladys) Westlawn Memorial Cemetery, Monroe, Walton County, Georgia.

Children of Richard McMahan and Selma Kinsey are:
i. Rufus Reagen McMahan , born October 02, 1920 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia; died April 06, 1936 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia in the tornado. His remains were never found.
ii. Harold Holland McMahan , born June 10, 1924 in New Holland, Hall County, Georgia; died March 1988 in Liberty, Pickens County, South Carolina. He married Mary Eloise Campbell January 05, 1958 in Liberty, Pickens County, South Carolina; born January 28, 1923 in Liberty, Pickens County, South Carolina; died August 24, 2006 in Pickens County, South Carolina. Burial: Liberty Memorial Gardens, Liberty, Pickens County, South Carolina.
iii. Laura Katherine McMahan , born August 12, 1924 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia. She married Gaylord Irvin Pearson . He was born October 14, 1925; died June 14, 2008 in Buford, Gwinnett County, Georgia.
iv. Ella Ree McMahan , born 1928 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia. She married Roy William Barrett July 12, 1946 in 31 Church Street, Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia. He was born September 30, 1920 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, and died February 11, 1983 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia. Buried: Memorial Park Cemetery, Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia.
v. Benjamin Franklin McMahan , born January 3, 1934 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia; died June 25, 1998 in Morriston, Levy County, Florida. Burial: Florida National Cemetery (Plot 320 0 78), Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida.

5. Nora Bethel McMahan (General Gates7, John6, William5, George4, Archibald3, Archibald Redmon "Redmond"2, Robert1) was born May 17, 1899 in Oconaluftee (Oconee Lufty Township), Swain County, North Carolina, and died January 06, 1956 in Tadmore, Hall County, Georgia buried Monroe County, Georgia. She married William Rastus "Bunk" Christian November 02, 1917 in Hall County, Georgia. He was born September 02, 1890 in Damesferry, Monroe County, Georgia, and died April 15, 1952 in Tadmore, Hall County, Georgia buried Monroe County, Georgia. Burial: Christian Family Cemetery, Damesferry, Monroe County, Georgia. My Note: Their last name is often spelled "Chastain" in the Federal Census.

6. Benjamin Harrison McMahan, Sr. (General Gates7, John6, William5, George4, Archibald3, Archibald Redmon "Redmond"2, Robert1) was born July 03, 1903 in Jackson County, North Carolina, and died December 22, 1962 in Oviedo, Seminole County, Florida. He married Emma Lee Hall September 12, 1925 in Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, daughter of Branton Hall (b: 1856 GA d:04 FEB 1918 SC) and Margaret Capps. She was born September 13, 1904 in Titus Township, Rabun County, Georgia, and died September 07, 1969 in Anderson, Anderson County, South Carolina. Benjamin Burial: Oviedo Cemetery, Oviedo, Seminole County, FL. Emma Burial: New Silver Brook Cemetery, Anderson, US Highway 29, Anderson County, South Carolina.

Children of Benjamin Harrison McMahan and Emma Lee Hall are:
i. Danny Frank McMahan, born February 24, 1927 in Oviedo, Seminole County, Florida; died February 24, 1927 in Oviedo, Seminole County, Florida. Burial: Oviedo Cemetery, Oviedo, Seminole County, FL.
ii. Benjamin Harrison McMahan, Jr. , born 1928 in Oviedo, Seminole County, Florida. He married Dollie Mae Judge October 16, 1946 in Oviedo, Seminole County, FL. She was born 1928 in Plymouth, Marshall County, Michigan.
iii. Richard Regen McMahan, born 1929 in Oviedo, Seminole County, Florida. He married Juanita King unknown; born 1932 in unknown.
iv. Terry Joe McMahan, born October 07, 1936 in Sanford, Seminole County, Florida; died December 07, 1989 in Wyoming, Kent County, Michigan 49059. He married Judith E. "Judy" Wilcox. Terry is buried: Rest Lawn Memorial Park, Wyoming, Kent County, MI.

7. Bertha McMahan (General Gates7, John6, William5, George4, Archibald3, Archibald Redmon "Redmond"2, Robert1) was born April 22, 1905 in Jackson County, North Carolina, and died November 1936 in Dade County, Florida on the Tamiami Trail during childbirth and is supposedly buried there. She married (1) Frank W. Ledford December 30, 1922 in Hall County, Georgia; son of Rufus Mashborn Ledford and Mary E. "Mollie" Anderson. He was born June 15, 1905 in Wahoo, Lumpkin County, Georgia and died April 09, 1963 in Hall County, Georgia buried Lumpkin County, Georgia. She married (2) William Wilmore 1928 in Seminole County, Florida. She married (3) Ernest Earl McGill 1932 in Collier County, Florida; son of Hiram T. McGill and Grace Lee Stapleton. He was born May 23, 1893 in Daphne, Baldwin County, Alabama, died August 1960 in Dade County, Florida.

Child of Bertha McMahan and Frank W. Ledford is:
i. Mary Lee Ledford, born March 12, 1923 in Hall or Tift County, Georgia; died December 31, 1939 in Seminole County. Burial: Oviedo Cemetery, Oviedo, Seminole County, FL.

Child of Bertha McMahan and Ernest Earl McGill is:
i. James Milton McGill, born November 14, 1936 in Dade County, Florida; died November 28, 2015 in Orange County, Florida. He married (1) Faye Jean Florer December 1962 in Orange County, Florida; divorced September 30, 1971 in Orange County, Florida. Faye was born March 31, 1942. He married (2) Eleanor Hodgeman Strickland February 22, 1980 in Orange County, Florida. Eleanor was born March 05, 1941.

8. Gertrude G. McMahan (General Gates7, John6, William5, George4, Archibald3, Archibald Redmon "Redmond"2, Robert1) was born September 29, 1906 in Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, and died April 04, 2002 in Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina. She married Charlie Richard Phillips December 24, 1925 in Welcome Baptist Church, Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina. He was born January 20, 1906, and died October 29, 1958 in Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina. Burial: Armstrong Cemetery, Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina.

9. George Baxter McMahan (General Gates7, John6, William5, George4, Archibald3, Archibald Redmon "Redmond"2, Robert1) was born March 18, 1909 in Sugarland, Sevier County, Tennessee, and died November 09, 1996 in at 7:11 am in the Columbia-Putnam Medical Center, Putnam County, Florida but was living in Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, FL. He married (1) Bessie Estelle Moore December 24, 1929 in Seminole County, Florida, daughter of Mathew Howard Moore and Rebecca Jane Sweat. She was born November 04, 1903 in Axson, Coffee (nka Atkinson) County, Georgia, and died June 14, 1957 in Wuesthoff Memorial Hospital, Rockledge, Brevard County, Florida. He married (2) Reba Jean Manning Aug 1957 in Brevard County, Florida (divorced Nov 1962 Clay Co, FL, remarried May 1963 Nassau Co, FL), daughter of Charles Manning and Mandy Johns. She was born July 10, 1921 in Middleburg, Clay County, Florida, and died May 27, 1967 in Humphreys Memorial Hospital, 432 North 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, Florida. He married (3) Sally Lou Wooten in USA, daughter of James Frank Wooten and Mary Victoria "Vicki" Thompson. She was born December 18, 1905 in Deer Head, DeKalb County, AL, and died October 13, 1989 in at home 1:32 PM 432 North 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, Florida. All are buried: Bosque Bello Cemetery, Fernandina, Nassau County, Florida.

More About George Baxter McMahan:
Will: Nassau County, Florida Will Book 779; Pages 1228, 1231, 1233, 1235, 1240

Children of George Baxter McMahan and Bessie Estelle Moore are:
i. Jeanette Marie McMahan, born May 30, 1930 in Geneva, Seminole County, Florida; died October 19, 2003 in Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, Florida. She married Edwin Kinsley Shriver 1951 in Orlando, Orange County, FL, son of George Edwin Shriver and Ella M. Leonard. He was born March 18, 1928 in North Franklin, Washington County, Pennsylvania; died October 26, 1989 Orlando, Orange County, Florida. Buried: cremated - no headstone.
ii. Leah Ruth McMahan , born October 14, 1931 in Geneva, Seminole County, Florida; died May 09, 2010 Orlando, Orange County, Florida. She married James Monroe Johnson, Sr. 1950 in Titusville, Brevard County, FL. He was born October 18, 1926 in Florida; died February 12, 1997 in Titusville, Brevard County, FL. Buried: Brevard Memorial Park, Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida
iii. Nina Jane McMahan, born Private in Oviedo, Seminole County, Florida. She married (1) Andy Bucurel, Jr. February 04, 1950 in Charlton County, Georgia; divorced April 02, 1973 in Brevard County, Florida. She married (2) Vernon Morris Lee April 11, 1981 in Nassau County, Florida. He was born April 13 1932 in Georgia; died August 07, 1999 in Satsuma, Putnam County, Florida. Buried: Bosque Bello Cemetery, Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, FL
iv. George Baxter McMahan, Jr., born November 25, 1935 in Geneva, Seminole County, Florida; died November 25, 1935 in Geneva, Seminole County, FL - stillborn. Buried: Geneva City Cemetery, Location 183-e, Geneva, Seminole County, Florida.
+ 54 v. Marian Estelle "Mary" McMahan, born July 05, 1937 in Geneva, Seminole County, Florida at 9:00 am; died June 23, 1980 in an auto accident at 12:38 am on Fla. State Rd 5, 1 mile north of Yulee, Nassau County, Florida.  *** Direct Lineage ***
+ 55 vi. Rufus McMahan , born February 08, 1940 in Geneva, Seminole County, Florida; died May 03, 2003 in Satsuma, Putnam County, Florida.
vii. Frances Louise "Louise" McMahan , born April 06, 1942 in Titusville, Brevard County, Florida. She married Karl Gustav Larson, Jr. March 8, 1969 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, born March 5, 1942 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; died March 10, 2004 in Middlesex Hospital, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut. Buried: Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill, Hartford County, Connecticut.
viii. Nadine McMahan, born 1945 in Titusville, Brevard County, Florida. She married Kenneth E. Smith in unknown; born March 02, 1940; died in Union County, Pennsylvania.

11. Burgess Ballard McMahan (General Gates7, John6, William5, George4, Archibald3, Archibald Redmon "Redmond"2, Robert1) was born February 03, 1913 in Blairsville, Union County, Georgia, and died February 23, 1988 in Tangerine, Orange County, Florida. He married (1) Genevieve Davis 1938 in Brevard County, Florida. She died in Florida. He married (2) Barbara Ann English July 06, 1975 in Lake County, Florida. She was born March 01, 1935, and was living in Tangerine, Orange County, Florida. Burials: Pine Forest Cemetery, Mount Dora, Lake County, Florida.

Children of Burgess Ballard McMahan and Barbara English are:
i. Burgess Eugene "Gene" McMahan.
ii. Dillard Elmore McMahan.

14. Cora Lee McMahan (General Gates7, John6, William5, George4, Archibald3, Archibald Redmon "Redmond"2, Robert1) was born October 20, 1918 in Tadmore, Hall County, Georgia, and died January 1978 in Eustis, Lake County, Florida. She married John Philip Graham, Sr. July 30, 1938 in Sanford, Seminole County, Florida. He was born November 17, 1916 in Indiana, and died April 1985 in Eustis, Lake County, Florida. They had five children. Burials: Greenwood Cemetery, Eustis, Lake County, Florida.

15. Ruby Mae McMahan (General Gates7, John6, William5, George4, Archibald3, Archibald Redmon "Redmond"2, Robert1) was born April 25, 1920 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, and died March 11, 2004 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. She married Wiley Thomas Straughn April 23, 1939 in Sanford, Seminole County, Florida. He was born October 19, 1918 in North Carolina, and died November 06, 1992 in Dublin, Franklin County, Ohio. Both Buried: Kingwood Memorial Park, 8230 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, Delaware County, Ohio.


Generation No. 9

54. Marian Estelle "Mary" McMahan (George Baxter8, General Gates7, John6, William5, George4, Archibald3, Archibald Redmon "Redmond"2, Robert1) was born July 05, 1937 in Geneva, Seminole County, Florida at 9:00 am, and died June 23, 1980 in an auto accident at 12:38 am on Fla. State Rd 5, 1 mile north of Yulee, Nassau County, FL. She met (1) David Ronald "Ronnie" Keith, Sr. Abt. August 1955 in Titusville, Brevard County, FL, son of David Madison Keith and Maudie Jane McCall. They did not marry each other. He was born Private in Florida and is still living. She married (2) Robert Reardon November 07, 1959 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, son of Carl Reardon and Norma Feeney. He was born June 30, 1933 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, and died May 1987 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut. She met (3) Jeffrey Nathan "Jeff" Miller 1967 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; son of Walter Gortner Miller and Alice Chatterton. They did not marry each other. He was born Private in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is still living. She married (4) Sherrill Andrew Preacher March 16, 1974 in Camden County, GA. He was born Abt. 1937 and is still living. She married (5) Joseph "Joe" Swanger April 27, 1978 in Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan, son of Jack Swanger and Mary Mayberry. He was born 1931 in Cranberry, Avery County, North Carolina.

More About Marian Estelle McMahan:
MARIAN ESTELLE "Mary" McMAHAN was my birth-mother. She was legally married at least three times.

Mary was the fourth child born alive to GEORGE BAXTER McMAHAN and BESSIE ESTELLE MOORE McMAHAN. George and Bessie had one unnamed son that was stillborn. I have now learned he was actually "George Baxter McMahan, Jr."

According to Mary's Florida Birth Certificate, she wasn't named officially until November 3, 1938, it was also amended again on August 15, 1958. SOURCE: Florida Birth Certificate.

Mary's life was cut short by a tragic auto accident. She was hit head on by another driver that swerved into her lane on State Road 5, 1 mile north of Yulee, FL. She was enroute to her home in Fernandina after spending the evening visiting with family. She had her 10-year-old twin boys (my half-brothers) in the back seat and they mercifully escaped injury. Our Aunt Nina and her husband raised the boys as their own.

Mary is buried in Bosque Bello Cemetery in Fernandina Beach, FL with other family not far away. Standing at her grave one can see Container Corporation off in the distance across the river. It's a lonely and tranquil spot. I pray she has finally found the rest that she was so desperately seeking.

In The Estate Of MARIAN ESTELLE SWANGER, Deceased.
ORDER OF DISCHARGE
This proceeding was heard upon the Report of Distribution of the personal representative of the Estate of MARIAN ESTELLE SWANGER, deceased, and the court finding that the estate has been properly distributed, that claims of creditors have been paid or otherwise disposed of, and that the personal representative should be discharged, it therefore is
ADJUDGED that:
1. The Report of Distribution of the personal representative is approved.
2. The personal representative is hereby discharged.
3. The surety on the personal representative's bond is released of further liability on it.
4. The estate is declard to be fully administered and is closed.
Ordered this 3rd day of September 1982.
Signed: J. A. Hoddard, Circuit Judge
SOURCE: Fourth Judicial Circuit, Nassau County, Florida; Case No. 80-63-CP, Book 368; Page 294.

Child of Marian Estelle McMahan and David Ronald Keith is:
i. Pamela, born Private in Florida. I am one of many 10th Generation from Robert & Catherine O'Brien McMahan. Adopted as an infant by non-family members.

Children of Marian Estelle McMahan and Jeffrey Miller are:
i. Kimberly Alice Miller (Bucurel), born Private in Connecticut. She was adopted as an infant by family.
ii. Joseph Miller, (twin) born Private in Connecticut.
iii. Jason Miller, (twin) born Private in Connecticut.

55. Rufus McMahan (George Baxter8, General Gates7, John6, William5, George4, Archibald3, Archibald Redmon "Redmond"2, Robert1) was born February 08, 1940 in Geneva, Seminole County, Florida, and died May 03, 2003 in Satsuma, Putnam County, Florida. He married (1) Kay Frances Britton June 1958 in Brevard County, FL, divorced Dec 1969 in Volusia County, FL. She was born in Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina. He married (2) Myrtle Lane Sampson Bef. 1983 possibly in Florida. She was born February 13, 1927 in Kingston, Richmond County, Georgia, and died September 08, 1998 in Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, Florida. Rufus is buried: LaGrange Cemetery, Titusville, Brevard County, FL.

Children of Rufus McMahan and Kay Frances Britton are:
i. Barbara Lynn McMahan, born January 13, 1961 in Titusville, Brevard County, FL; died January 17, 1961 in Fish Memorial Hospital, Sanford, Seminole County, FL. Buried: LaGrange Cemetery, Section E-225, 1575 Old Dixie Highway, Titusville, Brevard County, FL 32796
ii. Gwendolyn Louise "Lynn" McMahan, born Private.





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