Hugh Blair McMahan

  • Hugh left McNairy Co., TN with his family to go to Claiborne Par., LA, then moved after 1860 to Columbia Co., AR Had sixteen children by two wives. Hugh B. was a Cumberland Presbyterian minister. He was licensed in McNairy County, TN in 1835, preached at Ebenezer church, Madison County, TN. He was ordained by the Ouachita Presbytery in the Fall of 1849, and was the first Cumberland Presbyterian minister in LA. Hugh died in Columbia County, AR 9 May 1880. ==================================================================================== Census_Year 1840 Microfilm #529 State TN County McNAIRY Enumerator John H. Meeks Date Completed 29 Oct 1840 McMahen Hugh B. pg00019.txt 29 ===================================================================================================================================================================== males females Free black males Free black females Male slaves Female slaves House 5 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 5 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 10 24 36 55 10 24 36 55 10 24 36 55 10 24 36 55 PG Hold Line to to to to to to to to to to to to 100 to to to to to to to to to to to to 100 to to to to to 100 to to to to to 100 to to to to to 100 to to to to to 100 Veterans # # # Last Name First Name 5 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 up 5 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 up 10 24 36 55 100 up 10 24 36 55 100 up 10 24 36 55 100 up 10 24 36 55 100 up of Rev War males females Slaves ========================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================= 29 322 11 McMahen Hugh B. 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 1850 Federal Census Claiborne Parish, Louisiana (Index: Surnames McDO to YON) McMahan David 22 TN 104A pg0103b.txt 2nd Ward in Township 24 McMahan Elizabeth 44 SC 104A pg0103b.txt 2nd Ward in Township 24 McMahan Hugh B 47 SC 104A pg0103b.txt 2nd Ward in Township 24 McMahan Hugh M 11 TN 104A pg0103b.txt 2nd Ward in Township 24 McMahan Martha E 1* TN 104A pg0103b.txt 2nd Ward in Township 24 McMahan Mary I 18 TN 104A pg0103b.txt 2nd Ward in Township 24 McMahan Matheus 20 TN 104A pg0103b.txt 2nd Ward in Township 24 McMahan Sarah 16 TN 104A pg0103b.txt 2nd Ward in Township 24 McMahan Williamson W 14 TN 104A pg0103b.txt 2nd Ward in Township 24 1850 Federal Census Claiborne Parish, Louisiana (2nd Ward in Township 24: File 1 of 1) 13 142 142 McMahan Hugh B 47 M Planter 460 SC 14 142 142 McMahan Elizabeth 44 F SC X 15 142 142 McMahan David 22 M None TN 16 142 142 McMahan Matheus 20 M None TN 17 142 142 McMahan Mary I 18 F TN 18 142 142 McMahan Sarah 16 F TN 19 142 142 McMahan Williamson W 14 M TN 20 142 142 McMahan Hugh M 11 M TN 21 142 142 McMahan Martha E 1* F TN REMARKS: Second number of age marked over, possibly changed to 1? 22 142 142 McMahan Ary 4 F TN 1860 United States Federal Census about H B McMahan Name: H B McMahan Age in 1860: 54 Birth Year: abt 1806 Birthplace: South Carolina Home in 1860: Wards 2 and 3, Claiborne, Louisiana Gender: Male Post Office: Haynesville Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age H B McMahan 54 M A McMahan 34 H N M McMahan 20 M E McMahan 16 A A McMahan 13 N N McMahan 11.12 McMahan, D.,Pvt. Co. -, 15th La. Inf. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Jackson, Miss., July 10, 1863. Sent to Gratiot St. Military Prison, St. Louis, Mo., July 26, 1863. Forwd. to Camp Morton, Ind., Aug. 1, 1863. McMahan, David,Pvt. Co. C, Mattox's Res. Corps. Roll of Prisoners of War, C. S. A., Paroled Shreveport, La., June 15, 1865. Res. Claiborne Par., La. McMahan, H. N.,Pvt. Co. H, 17th La. Inf. En. Oct. 12, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on all Rolls to Feb., 1863. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured and paroled at Vicksburg, Miss., July 4, 1863. McMahan, James,Pvt. Co. D, 3rd La. Inf. En. May 17, 1861, New Orleans, La. Present on all Rolls to June, 1862. Roll July and Aug., 1862, Dishonorably discharged from service July 21, 1862. McMahan, M.,Q. M. S. Squire's Battn. Roll of Prisoners of War, C. S. A., Paroled at Alexandria, La., June 6, 1865. Res. New Orleans, La. McMahan, Michael, No. 1,Pvt. Co. H, 25th La. Inf. Roll dated June 30, 1862 (only Roll on file), En. New Orleans, La., March 15, 186-. Remarks: At Hospl. McMahan, Michael, No. 2,Pvt. Co. H, 25th La. Inf. Roll dated June 30, 1862 (only Roll on file), En. New Orleans, La., March 15, 186-. Remarks: At Hospl. McMahan, Michael John,Pvt. Jones' Co. 22nd and 23rd La. Inf. En. New Orleans, La., Aug. 15, 1861. Rolls from Nov., 1861, to Feb., 1862, Present. McMahan, R. S.,Pvt. Co. H, 25th La. Inf. Roll dated June 30, 1862 (only Roll on file), En. New Orleans, La., March 19, 186-. Remarks: Detailed in Ordnance Dept., May 28, _. McMahan, Walter,Corpl. Sergt. Co. F, 15th La. Inf. En. June 21, 1861, New Orleans, La. Present on all Rolls to Oct. 31, 1862. Promoted from ranks, Aug. 1, to 2nd Corpl. Rolls Nov., 1862, to June, 1863, Present. Promoted 4th Sergt., May 3, 1863. Rolls July, 1863, to Oct., 1863, Present. Roll Nov. and Dec., 1863, Absent on furlough of indulgence. Roll Jan. and Feb., 1864, Present. Roll May, 1864, to Aug. 31, 1864, Absent, prisoner of war, taken May 19, 1864. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Spottsylvania C. H., May 20, 1864. Forwd. to Pt. Lookout, Md., from Belle Plains, Va., May 23, 1864. Transfd. to Elmira, N. Y., July 6, 1864. Paroled Elmira, N. Y., Feb. 9, 1865, Sent to James River, Va., for exchange. Exchanged Boulwares and Cox's Wharf, James River, Va., Feb. 20 to 21, 1865. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865. Forwd. to Hart's Island, N. Y. Harbor, from City Pt., Va., April 7, 1865. Released on Oath of Allegiance June 14, 1865. Complexion dark, hair dark, eyes dark, height 5 ft. 7 in., Res. Orleans Par., La. McMahen, William R.,Pvt. Co. G, 12th La. Inf. En. March 8 or 13, 1862, Claiborne Par., La. Rolls from Nov., 1862, to June, 1864, Present. Roll for July and Aug., 1864, Killed in action July 20, 1864, near Atlanta, Ga. McMahon, Anthony,Pvt. Co. D, 10th La. Inf. En. July 22, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on all Rolls to Feb., 1862. Record copied from Memorial Hall, New Orleans, La., by the War Dept., Washington, D. C., June, 1903, born Ireland, occupation laborer, Res. New Orleans, La., age when enlisted 27, single. Deserted his Regt. and joined the Confed. Navy. McMahon, Arthur,Pvt. Co. E, 9th La. Inf. En. July 7, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on all Rolls to April, 1863. Rolls Aug., 1863, to Oct., 1863, Absent in Hospl., wounded, Battle of Winchester, Va., June 13, 1863. Rolls Nov., 1863, to Aug., 1864, Present. Roll of Prisoners of War, C. S. A., Paroled Augusta, Ga., May 22, 1865. Born Ireland, occupation farmer, Res. Madison Par., La., age when enlisted 27, married. McMahon, Charles,Pvt. Capt. O'Hara's Co. (Pelican Guards Co. B) La. Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1862 (only Roll on file), En. New Orleans, La., Oct. 26, 186-. Roll states Present. McMahon, Charles,_ Co. E, Irish Regt. La. Mil. List not dated, Absent without leave Nov. 23, 1861. McMahon, Con.,Pvt. Corpl. Co. K, 6th La. Inf. En. June 4, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on all Rolls to Oct., 1861. Roll May and June, 1862, Absent, nurse, for wounded men. Roll July and Aug., 1862, Absent or present not stated. Rolls Sept., 1862, to Aug. 31, 1864, Present, promoted to 3rd Corpl., vice M. Smith, discharged March 1, 1864. Born Page 1230 New York, occupation barkeeper, age 19 when enlisted, Res. New Orleans, La., single. McMahon, D.,Pvt. Co. B, 25th La. Inf. En. Warsaw Par., La., or Richmond, La., March 11, 186-. Roll May and June, 1862, Present. On List dated Hdqrs. of Prisoners, Paroled by the 6th Division, 14th Army Corps, Nov. 11, 1862. Roll May and June, 1863, Present. Roll July and Aug., 1863, Deserted. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Jackson, Miss., July 8, 1863. Sent to Memphis, Tenn., July 17, 1863. Recd. Gratiot St. Military Prison, St. Louis, Mo., July 26, 1863. Forwd. to Camp Morton, Ind., Aug. 1, 1863. On Roll not dated of prisoners of war at Camp Morton, Ind., who enlisted in the 7th Ind. Cav., U. S. Service, during the month of Aug., 1863. McMahon, G. H.,Pvt. Co. I, 11th La. Inf. Roll Aug. 18 to Oct. 31, 1861 (only Roll on which borne), En. Aug. 18, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Detailed as butcher for the Regt., order of S. F. Marks, Colonel 11th Regt. La. Vols. McMahon, George,Pvt. Co. E, 6th La. Inf. En. Feb. 25, 1862, New Orleans, La. Roll May and June, 1862, Deserted June 6, 1862. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured New Market, June 6, 1862. Exchanged at Aikens Landing, Aug. 5, 1862. Name appears as signature to Oath of Allegiance subscribed and sworn to at Ft. Delaware, Del., Aug. 10, 1862. Born New Orleans, La., age when enlisted 18, single. McMahon, George,Pvt. Co. F. Leeds' Guards Regt. La. Mil. Roll dated New Orleans, La., Nov. 23, 1861, ordered into active service within the State of Louisiana. Remarks: Absent. McMahon, H. N.,Pvt. 17th La. Inf. Co. H. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Paroled at Vicksburg, Miss., July 4, 1863. McMahon, J.,Pvt. Fowler's Co. Bragg's Battn. La. Mil. Report dated New Orleans, La., Nov. 25, 1861, Present. McMahon, J.,Pvt. Co. B, Orleans Fire Regt. La. Mil. Report dated New Orleans, La., Nov. 23, 1861, Absentee from parade Nov. 23, 1861. McMahon, J. S.,Sergt. Co. B, Bugler's Tex. Cav. Roll of Prisoners of War, C. S. A., Paroled _, June _, 1865. Res. De Soto Par., La. McMahon, James,Pvt. Co. K, 13th La. Inf. En. Sept. 26, 1861, New Orleans, La. Rolls June, 1862, to Oct. 31, 1862, Present. Rolls Dec., 1862, to Feb., 1863, Absent, wounded Dec. 31, 1862, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Roll March and April, 1863, Died. McMahon, James,_ Co. E, Irish Regt. La. Mil. On List not dated (only List on file), Absent without leave Nov. 23, 1861. McMahon, John,Pvt. Cos. I and B, 20th La. Inf. En. Dec. 21, 1861, Camp Lewis, La. Present on Roll to Dec. 31, 1861. Roll Jan. and Feb., 1862, Present. Transfd. to La. Vols. Regtl. Return March, 1862, Transfd. McMahon, John,Pvt. Co. E, 1st La. Hvy. Arty. (Regulars). En. March 13, 1861, New Orleans, La. Present on all Rolls to Feb., 1862. McMahon, Joseph,Pvt. Corpl. Co. D, 7th La. Inf. En. June 7, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on all Rolls to Feb., 1863. Roll March and April, 1863, Present. Corpl., April 1, 1863. Killed in Battle of Fredericksburg. Federa Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Fredericksburg, May 3, 1863. Forwd. to Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D. C., _, 1863. Transfd. to Ft. Delaware, Del., May 7, 1863. Paroled for exchange, _, 1863. Exchanged City Pt., Va., May 23, 1863. Rolls July, 1863, to Aug., 1864, Absent, prisoner, since July _, 1863. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured South Mt., July 4, 1863. Forwd. to Ft. Delaware, Del., from Ft. McHenry, Md., July 9, 1863. Paroled for exchange March 7, 1865. Exchanged at Boulwares and Cox's Wharves, James River, Va., March 10-12, 1865. Born Ireland, occupation laborer, Res. New Orleans, La., age when enlisted 27, single. McMahon, Jos.,Corpl. 7th La. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Surrendered Falmouth, Va., May 5, 1863. McMahon, Lawrence,Pvt. Co. I, 13th La. Inf. En. Sept. 15, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Rolls June, 1862, to April, 1863, Discharged. Transfd. from 11th La., disbanded. McMahon, M.,Pvt. Co. I, 3rd La. Inf. Roll of Prisoners of War, C. S. A., Paroled Shreveport, La., June 7, 1865. Res. Baltimore, Md. McMahon, M. L.,Pvt. Co. B, 16th Battn. La. Inf. (Confed. Grds. Response Battn.). Roll March 10 to April 30, 1862 (only Roll on file), En. March 10, 1862, New Orleans, La. Remarks: Present. On Report not dated, Returned from Battle of Shiloh. McMahon, Mathew P.,Pvt. Co. B, 28th (Gray's) La. Inf. Roll dated May 11, 1862 (only Roll on which borne), En. Monroe, La., May 11, 1862. McMahon, Michael,Pvt. Co. C, 1st Special Battn. (Wheat's) La. Inf. En. April 27, 1861, New Orleans, La. Rolls from June to Dec., 1861, Present. Roll for March and April, 1862, Deserted. McMahon, Pat.,Corpl. Co. A, 1st and 4th Mo. Inf. Roll of Prisoners of War, C. S. A., Surrendered Citronelle, Ala., May 4, 1865. Res. New Orleans, La. McMahon, Patrick,Pvt. Co. D, 7th La. Inf. En. June 7, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on all Rolls to Feb., 1864. Roll May, 1864, to Aug. 31, 1864, Absent, prisoner of war, May 12, 1864. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Spottsylvania C. H., May 11, 1864. Forwd. to Pt. Lookout, Md., from Belle Plains, Va., May 18, 1864. Transfd. to Elmira, N. Y., Aug. 17, 1864. Released on Oath of Allegiance, May 15, 1865. Complexion fair, hair auburn, eyes blue, height 5 ft. 10 1/2 in., Res. St. Louis, Mo., born Ireland, occupation laborer, Res. New Orleans, La., age when enlisted 27, single. McMahon, Patrick,Drummer Co. C, 21st La. Inf. (Patton's). En. June 16, 1861, New Orleans, La. Present or absent not stated on Rolls to Aug., 1861. Rolls Nov., 1861, to April, 1862, Present. McMahon, S. H.,Lt. Co. E, 1st La. Inf. Roll of Prisoners of War, C. S. A., Surrendered Augusta, Ga., May 23, 1865. Res. _, La. McMahon, Thomas,Pvt. Co. E, 1st (Nelligan's) La. Inf. En. April 28, 1861, New Orleans, La. Roll to June 30, 1861, Absent on company business for 20 days from June 17, 1861. Roll July and Aug., 1861, Present. Roll Sept. and Oct., 1861, Discharged by substitute Sept. 25, 1861. McMahon, Thomas,Pvt. Co. H, 1st La. Hvy. Arty. (Regulars). En. July 23, 1861, New Orleans, La. Present or absent not stated on Roll to Aug., 1861. Roll Nov. and Dec., 1861, Discharged Nov. 18, 1861. McMahon, Thomas H.,Pvt. Co. E, 1st (Nelligan's) La. Inf. En. April 23, 1861, New Orleans, La. Present on all Rolls to April, 1862, Roll May and June, 1862, Absent, sick, in Petersburg. Roll to Oct. 31, 1862, Present. Rolls Dec., 1862, to Feb., 1864, Absent with leave, sick; wounded at Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862. Roll March 1 to Aug. 31, 1864, dated Nov. 1, 1864, Absent, wounded. McMahon, Walter,Sergt. 15th La. Inf. Cos. I and F. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Spottsylvania C. H., May 20, 1864. Sent to Elmira, July 3, 1864. Returned to Pt. Lookout, Feb. 13, 1865, and paroled for exchange. McMahon, William,Pvt. Co. C, 2nd La. Inf. En. Nov. 1, 1861, Camp Pelican. Present on all Rolls to June, 1862. Rolls July, 1862, to Oct., 1862, Absent, wounded. On Return dated Oct. 31, 1862, Killed Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29, 1862. Page 1231 McMahon, William,Pvt. Co. G, Miles' Legion La. Roll to June 30, 1862 (only Roll on file), En. New Orleans, La., April 8, 186-. Present. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Paroled Port Hudson, La., July 10, 1863. Jackson County early marriages: McMahon, william 60 to Sarah Beck 25 Feb 27 1861 McMAHEN I am seeking information on the life and family of Hugh Blair McMAHEN (1804/1880)who was a Cumberland Presbyterian Minister in Walkerville from 1865 to 1880. The family moved from Haynesville in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana in 1865 to Columbia County. Am particularly interested in his widowed daughter, Mary Jane E. (Owens), who married a Mr. Williams in Columbia County. North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee 1778-1791 Betty Goff Cook Cartwright, Lillia Johnson Gardiner Memphis Tennessee, November 1958 An Estimate of the Lands Granted by the State of North Carolina Within the Western Territory Ceded by the said State to the United States of America. (P.1) Name Page County Acres Date David Mahan 23 Sullivan 236 1782 On a branch of Burr Creek John Mahan 38 Green 300 1787 On both sides of Lick Creek James Mahan 40 Green 300 1787 On Lick Creek John McMachen 12 Washington 200 1773 Joining the Indian Ridge and William Box line Daniel McMahan 85 John McMahan 2 Washington 540 1782 On top of Indian Ridge on Knob Creek 10 Washington 300 1782 Joining Cobbs and Joseph C. Young's lines 11 Washington 150 1783 Joining on John Blear & Cobb's lines John B. McMahan 3 Washington 100 1782 Joining his Father's South and East Lines and John Gilliland's lines. 4 Washington 300 1782 On the head of Knobb Creek. William McMullen 32 Sullivan 252 1788 On the waters of Fall Creek in a Branch of Holstein ********** Index to Early Tennessee Wills McMahan, James A. Died 1832 will book 1, Page 265 McMahan, William W. Died 1833, will book 1 page 296 Jackson County early marriages: McMahon, william 60 to Sarah Beck 25 Feb 27 1861 MCMAHAN, Hugh Blair b. 1804 SC m. Elizabeth HOOD in 1828 in Lauderdale Co., AL. Parents are thought to be David and Sarah McMAHAN both b. SC or immigrants. David died in Lauderdale Co., AL. ca1828; estate papers filed there. Other siblings: John C., Richard, James Allen, Robert. Would love to hear from other descendants of David and Sarah McMAHAN. Sarah was with Hugh Blair in Hardeman Co., TN in 1830 census. Hugh Blair McMAHAN/McMAHEN died 1870 AR; m2 Martha Ann COCHRAN. McMAHAN, Richard McKINSEY, Tabitha 27 Aug 1825 RICAHRDSON, M. JP McMAHAN, William FRANKS, Leah 30 Jan 1822 McDOUGAL, Alex JP Published in The Cumberland Presbyterian, July 1, 1880, page 2: Hugh Blair McMahen 1804-1880 Cumberland Presbyterian Minister REV. H. B. M'MAHEN REV. G. R. STEWART REV. H. B. McMAHEN, the subject of this sketch, was born in Abbeville, District, State of South Carolina, on the 27th day of July, A.D. 1804. His parents' names were David and Sallie McMahen. In his early life his parents moved to the State of Alabama, where he continued with them until he was of age. He professed religion in his fifteenth year, through the instrumentality of pious training and by the direct agency of the Holy Spirit. He joined the Memphis Presbytery, as a candidate for the ministry, in McNairy county, Tenn., at its meeting in April, 1835, and was licensed to preach the gospel of the grace of God by said Presbytery, at Ebenezer church, Madison county, Tenn., at its meeting in October, 1839. He was ordained to the whole work of the ministry in Union county, Ark., by the Ouachita Presbytery in the fall of 1849. Rev. A. Fortenbury preached the sermon, and Rev. J. F. King presided and gave the charge. He continued in connection with this Presbytery until his death, which occurred at his home, in Columbia county, Ark., May 9, 1880. His age, at his death, was 75 years, 9 months, and 13 days. The most active part of his life was during the time he labored as a licensed preacher, and he often said, "This was the most useful part of my life." This was in the early days of our Church, when she practiced, and, perhaps, adopted the itinerant system of work. He was, in the true sense of that term, a "pioneer preacher." He rode and preached in localities where society was scarcely organized. He traveled many of the circuits of Tennessee and Mississippi, while he resided east of the river. He came West with the tide of emigration in the year 1848. Here he was engaged in active missionary labor as long as he was able to work. He was the first Cumberland Presbyterian preacher in the State of Louisiana. Here he missionated and established churches until his removal to Columbia county, Ark., where he lived, labored, and suffered till he died. A few years after he moved where his family now resides he became sorely afflicted, his health became impaired, and he continued to decline until, at his own request, he was placed on the superanuated list. He never grew any stronger, but continued this relation to the Presbytery to the last. His style of preaching was not at all times pleasing; neither did he labor for that purpose. His commission was not to go and please the people, but to preach the gospel to them; and if ever uninspired man fulfilled that commission, the writer is of the humble opinion that Uncle McMahen did. He was not a pedantic preacher, but was grave, and seemed at all times to be burdened with feelings of solemnity. He felt the weight of the preacher's responsibility resting continually upon him. He was not a stylish preacher, in the modern sense of that term, but labored, rather, to please God, save the people, and built up the Church. His manner of preaching was more forcible than it was persuasive. He was a modern Boanerges. He came like an earthquake, and mightily bore down all opposition, and by the help of God's Holy Spirit, would force conviction upon the minds and hearts of the people. He preached the law of God, with its awful terrors, more than any other doctrine, and in this lay the reason of his success. Would to God all our preachers would follow his example in this more than they do. We would soon see the life and activity brought back to the Church that it possessed in its early days. But Rev. H. B. McMahen's voice is no longer heard amongst us--it has been hushed in death; yet he lives, and will continue to live, in the hearts and affections of surviving men and women. Does he not live in the affections of many of God's people that now live, and did live, within the boundaries of what was once known as the Henderson and Perdy [sic: Purdy] circuits in the State of Tennessee, and the Hernando circuit in Mississippi? I know he lives in the hearts of brethren and sisters in Louisiana and Arkansas. His burning words are still remembered; and though he is dead, he speaks loudly by the example of a pious life, and by his quiet submission to and Christian fortitude in bearing the nine years' afflictions, which at last laid him in his grave. He leaves a loved and loving wife with five children at home, together with sons and daughters both in Texas and Arkansas, to mourn their loss. He was a good citizen, a good preacher in any place, and a good counsellor and presbyter. Like his bereaved family and connection, we miss him too. But we do not mourn for him as for one without hope, for father McMahen died as he had lived--a Christian. He loses the associations of family, relations, and brethren for a time, and joins the society of the Master, angels, and just men made perfect; he loses the heavy afflictions under which he groaned so long, and gained a country where perfect health will be his portion forever. In a word, he is exempt from all the evil effects of a sin-blighted earth, and has gone to breathe the atmosphere of holiness and heaven. ATHENS, ALA. [Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, July 1, 1880, page 2] Candidate: April 1835, Memphis Presbytery Licensed: Oct. 1839, Memphis Presbytery Ordained: Fall 1849, Ouachita Presbytery Information from General Assembly Minutes 1849 - No Ministerial Directory 1850 - No Ministerial Directory 1851 - No Ministerial Directory 1852 - No Ministerial Directory 1853 - No Ministerial Directory 1854 - Ouachita Presbytery did not report 1855 - No Ministerial Directory 1856 - Ouachita Presbytery did not report 1857 - Ouachita Presbytery did not report 1858 - No Ministerial Directory 1859 - No Ministerial Directory 1860 - page 100 H.B. McMahon, Haynesville, La. Ouachita Presbytery - Ouachita Synod 1861 - No Ministerial Directory 1862 - No Ministerial Directory 1863 - No Ministerial Directory 1864 - No Ministerial Directory 1865 - Ouachita Presbytery did not report 1866 - No Ministerial Directory 1867 - No Ministerial Directory 1868 - page 107 H.B. McMahen, Magnolia, Ark. Ouachita Presbytery - Ouachita Synod 1869 - page 86 H.B. McMahen, Magnolia, Arkansas Ouachita Presbytery - Ouachita Synod 1870 - page 81 H.B. McMahen, Magnolia, Ark. Ouachita Presbytery - Ouachita Synod 1871 - page 81 H.B. McMahen, Magnolia, Ark. Ouachita Presbytery - Ouachita Synod 1872 - page 123 H.B. McMahen, Magnolia, Ark. Ouachita Presbytery - Ouachita Synod 1873 - page 100 H.B. McMahen, Magnolia, Ark. Ouachita Presbytery - Ouachita Synod 1874 - page 99 H.B. McMahen, Magnolia, Ark. Ouachita Presbytery - Ouachita Synod 1875 - page 83 H.B. McMahen, Magnolia, Ark. Ouachita Presbytery - Ouachita Synod 1876 - used 1875 information 1877 - page 88 H.B. McMahen, Magnolia, Ark. Ouachita Presbytery - Ouachita Synod 1878 - page 97 H.B. McMahen, Magnolia, Ark. Ouachita Presbytery - Ouachita Synod 1879 - page 92 H.B. McMahen, Magnolia, Ark. Ouachita Presbytery - Ouachita Synod 1880 - page 24 H.B. McMahon in list of deceased ministers died before May 20, 1880 - date of General Assembly meeting Information from Ouachita Presbytery Minutes 1849 September 20 page 5 of typescript "Brother H.B. McMahan, having procured testimonials satisfactory to this Presbytery that he was a licensed preacher formerly under the care of McDonald Presbytery and he being regularly dismissed from said Presbytery, was received under the care of this Presbytery." September 22 page 7 of typescript "Whereas, Brother H.B. McMahan's ordination is desired by the Church where he resides; resolved, the examination by the Committee on Literature and Divinity in his case be extended to all the parts of trial required by the Book of Discipline preparatory to ordination." page 8 "The Committee appointed to conduct the Examination on Literature and Divinity submitted the following, which was adopted and is as follows: Your Committee have discharged the duty assigned them and as far as the examination has gone, it was tolerably satisfactory, particularly in the case of Hugh B. McMahan, whose ordination they recommended forthwith. All of which is respectfully submitted." ... "Ordered, that Bro, H.B. McMahan preach his trial sermon for ordination this morning at ten o'clock. At Hillsboro, Union County, Ark., on the 22nd day of September, A.D. 1849, the Ouachita Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, having secured testimonials in favor of Bro. Hugh B. McMahan of his good moral character and of his being in communion of the Church, proceeded to take the usual parts of trial for his ordination; and he, having given satisfactory evidence as to his aptness to teach, as to his experimental acquaintance with religion, as to his internal call to the work of the [page 9] ministry, and as to his proficiency in divinity; the presbytery did and do hereby express their approbation of all these parts of trial. He, having adopted the Confession of Faith of this Church, and having satisfactorily answered the questions appointed to be put to candidates to be ordained; the Presbytery did and do hereby ordain him, the said H.B. McMahen, and by the impositions of the hands of the Presbytery set him apart to the whole work of the ministry. Whereas Homer Congregation has petitioned this Presbytery to satisfy an agreement between said congregation and Bro. H.B. McMahan, constituting his the pastor of said congregation; resolve, therefore, that said agreement be and the same is hereby confirmed." 1854 Winter meeting Hugh B. McMahen, minister Searching for the parents of Hugh Blair McMAHAN b. 27 July 1804 SC m. 2 Aug 1827, d. 8 May 1880 Columbia Co., AR, m. Elizabeth Hood b. 27 Jan 1807 SC., d. 19 Dec 1867 LA. He was a Cumberland Presby terian Minister and had a brother Allen. Parents were Scotch-Irish immigrants. He 2m. Martha Ann Cochran b. 18 Jun 1826 GA, d. 10 Aug 1898, Columbia Co., AR. He lived Hardeman Co., in 1830 census, McNairy Co Census 1840. In LA census in 1850 Claiborne Parish. Father immigrated to brother associated with a college near Nashville. 1879 July 26 page 190, H.B. McMahan, absent 1879 Dec. 20 page 195, H.B. McMahan, not mentioned 1880 July 21 page 207, H.B. McMahan, absent page 211, H.B. McMahan in report of deceased ministers Family Information David McMahen wife: Sallie ? Child of David McMahen and Sallie ? McMahen: 1. Hugh Blair McMahen Cumberland Presbyterian Minister born: 27 July 1804 - Abbeville District, South Carolina died: 9 May 1880 - Columbia County, Arkansas 1st Wife: Elizabeth ? Died before 1860 2nd Wife: Martha Cockran 1840 Census - Haynesville, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Children of Hugh Blair McMahen and Elizabeth ?:
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Generation 1
[1.01  2]   Hugh Blair McMahan (1804-1880) SC-AL-TN-LA-AR
Generation 2
[1.02*  ]   David McMahen (~1775-~1828) CE-TN-USA-TN-AL
[2.01*  ]   Sarah Unknown (~1780-) CE-TN
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