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