Daniel McMahon Chapter, NSDAR
Athens, Texas





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History of Our Chapter

The Daniel McMahon Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was confirmed by the national board on November 7, 1937. Mrs. W.R. Bishop, as the organizing regent, had the honor of naming the chapter for one of her ancestors. Of her four revolutionary ancestors, Mrs. Bishop chose Daniel McMahon of North Carolina, her great, great grandfather, for this honor.

Daniel McMahon was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 1, 1751. He moved to North Carolina some time before 1778. He married Elinor Farmer, daughter of Samuel and Cassander Farmer, in 1778, at the Orange County Court House, North Carolina. In 1779, he enlisted as a soldier in Orange County.

In 1799 he moved to Williamson County, Tennessee, where he had been given a land grant for his service during the Revolution. He lived there until the time of his death on September 21, 1838. He was buried at his old homestead on Spencer Creek one and one-half miles from Franklin, Tennessee. His name and dates are still legible on his tombstone.

In the large vestibule of the court house in Franklin there is a marble tablet on which are inscribed fifty-six names of revolutionary soldiers, and the name of Daniel McMahon is one of these.


The chapter meets the 3rd Wednesday, September through May, unless otherwise advised.

For more information concerning the Daniel McMahon Chapter or National Society Daughters of the American Revolution contact Marie Robertson Hickman, Regent

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