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
her great, great grandfather, for this honor.
Orange County Court
In 1779, he enlisted as a soldier in
Daniel McMahon was born in
January 1, 1751.
He moved to
some time before 1778. He married Elinor Farmer,
daughter of Samuel and Cassander Farmer, in 1778, at
In 1799 he moved to
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
one and one-half miles from
His name and dates are still legible on his
In the large vestibule of the court house in
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
Carol Webster, Regent