I believe someone confused the Archibald McMahans and combined them with Redman McMahan, slapped it up on a gen site hoping it would stick, and many others blindly followed suit.
I've seen the Archibald McMahan md Ann McNulty post, and this may be an entirely different Archibald.There was one John McMahan whose estate was probated 1832 in Abbeville Dist, SC.He had a son who predeceased him named Archibald.A suit to partition his land was filed in 1832:
McMahon, Sarah et al vs McMahon, Margaret et al
Box 70, Pkg 3583 [SC Dept Archives & History location] and named children of Archibald, Benajah, Sarah, Alexander H, but not his widow, though she was apparently living in 1832.
I'm in the process of transcribing all the McMahan/McMahon Rev War pensions and will post them to GenForum, but it will take 2 or 3 weeks, maybe longer.Archibald McMahan b c1762 in Lancaster, PA, md Ann Payne.Died in Pickens, Greenville Co, SC.
Redman McMahan was born 1731, died in Warren Co, TN c1838.His pension app R6785 was rejected, probably because he couldn't prove sufficient (6 mos) service.Whether Archibald Redman McMahan existed, I couldn't say.I've transcribed Archibald's & Redman's pension apps, posted below:
McMAHAN, ARCHIBALD, NC Line,
Widow Ann PayneW21779 Transcribed as written by Mary Lu Johnson
23 Jany 1833, South Carolina, Pickets District}Personaly came Henry Pariss before me the Subscribing Justice and made oath in due form that he is personally acquainted with Archibald McMahan the within applicant for a Pension – that he was knowing said McMahan bearing arms in defense of the United States against the British and Tories in the time of the American revolution that the said McMahan was within this deponants knowledge taken prisoner by the British and taken to Charleston that he knew that said McMahan was a good Whig and was a goal [sic; gaol/jail] guard in the Service but cannot recolect the particulars.23rd day of Jany 1833.
/s/ Henry Pariss
Jas Osburn, J. Q.
I do hereby certify to all whom it may concern that I am personaly acquainted with Henry Parris the above deponant and that full faith and credit ought to be paid to his oath.Given under my hand...Jas Osborn, J. Q.
4 Feby 1833, South Carolina, Greenville District}Personaly came James Payne before me James Osborn one of the Justices of Quorum for Pickens Dist, and made oath in due form that he was well acquainted with Archibald McMahan, the within application for a Pension, in the time of the American Revolution, that he knew of the said Archibald McMahan bearing arms in defence of the united States in said revolution, that he knew of the said Archibald being taken Prisoner at Hilsborough in North Carolina – that he was gone a number of months but how long this deponent does not recollect that he believes the said Archibald McMahan to a man of srict [sic] veracity and that he would believe any Statement that he would make either on oath or otherwise.
Sworn to and subscribed this 4th day of Feby 1833. James [his X mark] Payne
James Osborn, J. Q.
State of South Carolina, Greenville District}I do hereby certify to all whom it may concern that I am personaly acquainted with James Payne the above Deponant that he is a respectable citizen and that due faith and credit ought to be paid to his oath.
Given under my hand this 19 day of March 1833.J. Douthit, J. Q.
5 February 1833,South Carolina, Greenville District} Personaly came William Payne before me James Osborn one of the Justices of the Quorum for Pickens Dist and State aforesaid and after being duly sworn according to Law sayeth that he lived a neighbour to and was personaly acquainted with Archibald McMahan the present applicant for a Pension that he did know that the said Archd. Mcmahan was a Soldier in favour of the United States in said Revolution and that about the time that the said Archd was drafted to go to hilsborough this deponant was drafted for a nine month Tour and hired a Substitute by the name of Richard Strawn that this deponant understood at the time, that his substitue [sic] and the said Archd Mcmahan were both taken Prisoners by the British and Tories and taken to Charleston and there detained a number of months but how long this deponant does not now recollect.
William [his X mark] Payne
Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 5th day of February 1833.James Osborn, J.Q.
State of South Carolina, Greenville District}I do hereby certify... personaly acquainted with William Payne... 19 March 1833./s/ J. Douthit, J.Q.
March Term 1833, Declaration of Applicant:
Greenville District, South Carolina}Personally appeared in Open Court in the Court of Sessions and Common pleas for said District and State aforesaid now sitting – Archibald McMahan a resident of Pickens District and State foresaid aged upward of Seventy years, who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congressed passed June 7th, 1832 – that he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated.That he first entered the service as Volunteer before he was old enough to be subject to Draft, to perform a Three Month Tour against the Indians and was under the command of Capt William Morrow, Mjr Hugh Ferrin, Col Thomas Taylor – That he entered the said service in Orange County in the state of North Carolina and marched from there to Calhies fort, remained there for some time.Had no fiting [sic] returned again to Hilsborough in Orange County North Carolina and at the end of the Tour he was discharged.Sometime after that himself and two of his Brothers were drafted, but an arrangement was made to leave this deponent at home and his Brothers served their Tour – Shortly after, this deponent was required to perform the Tour for which he had been before Drafted and hired a Substitute by the name of Joel Ramsey – after that he this deponant was again drafted to perform an other three month Tour the date or time he cannot recollect, and was stationed at Hilsborough in the State of North Carolina to guard the Goal and prisoners, was in the Battle at Hilsborough and was there taken prisoner and was carried to Wilmington and put on shipboard with a number of other prisoners – remained there he thinks, about three or four weeks – then sailed around to Charleston in the State of South Carolina and was there put on board of a Prison Ship called the Ash commanded by Capt. Chapman.William Billington, Mate, and there ?remained a prisoner for upwards of one year, he thinks abt forteen mos some time in the winter Col Lytle came on board and gave him and several other prisoners a Blanket each being dismissed from the ship he was furnished with a pasport to Genl Greens headquarters and no further service required of him – And that he hereby relinquishes every Claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid in Open Court.
Archibald [his X mark] McMahan
/s/ J. McDaniel, C. C. P.
In answer to the interogatories presented by the War department this deponant on his oath Sayeth.
1thI am told I was born in Lancaster Pensylvania -
2dI have no record of my age [Note:“Upwards of 70” in 1833, born c1760.mlj]
3dI was living in Orange County, State of North Carolina and removed from there to Greenville District South Carolina from there to my present residence in Pickens District, State of South carolina where I have resided between twenty and thirty years –
4I have answered that before, in my declaration
5I was principally under the command of Militia officers and knew very little of Regulars but I recollect of seeing Col Washington on the Quarter deck of the ship in which I was confined and understood that he was then a prisoner to the British
6thI do not recollect whether I ever received a written discharge or not –
7thI trust that any of my neighbours will testify as to my character for veracity and truth I can and have proved by living witnesses my services as a soldier of the Revolution.Sworn to and subscribed to the day and year aforesaid in Open Court,
Archibald [his X mark] McMahan
/s/ J. McDaniel, C.C. P.
AFFIDAVIT:We, James Douthit a Clergyman residing in Anderson District South Carolina and John Cousler residing in Pickens District South Carolina hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Archibald McMahan who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration – that we believe him to be of the age therein stated that he is reputed and believed in the neighbourhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution and we concur in that opinion.
Sworn and Subscribed in Open Court
/s/ J. Douthit, /s/ John Cousler
J. McDaniel, C. C. P.
And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of the Matter and after puting [sic] the interogatories prescribed by the War department that the above mentioned applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states and the court further certifies that it appears to them that James Douthit, who has signed the preceding Certificate is a Clergyman residing in the District of Anderson – and that John Cansler who has also signed the same is a resident in the District of Pickens and is a credible person and that their Statement is entitled to Credit.
/s/ Josiah J. Evans, ____ Judge
I, James McDaniel, Clerk of the Court of Common pleas and General Sessions do hereby certify...
17 May 1833, Certificate of Pension issued, No. 12.675, Greenville, SC, served as Private in company commanded by Capt. Morrow in the North Car. line for 15 months.Act of 6 April 1838.Sent to Jas. Osbourn, Pickensville, So. CA, $50.00 per annum.
18 February 1845, Declaration of Widow:
State of South Carolina, Pickens District} On this Eighteenth day of February 1845 personally appeared before William D. Steele Ordinary of the District and State aforesaid, Mrs. Ann McMahan a resident of the same District and Stated, aged as she believes about Eighty years, who being first duly sworn, according to law, doth, on her oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress, passed July 7th 1838, entitled “An act granting half pay and Pensions to certain widows” and the several acts in continuation thereof:That she is the widow of Archibald McMahan who was a private in the Militia of North Carolina, in the War of the Revolution, that she was not married to him until after the war, but lived neighbor to him, and knows that he was absent and said to be in the service; and understood that he served under Col. Lightle, but cannot recollect any other officers under whom he served, as she did not charge her memory with it, although she has often heard him speak of his services; she recollects to have seen his mother trying to make arrangements to have him released, when he was said to be a prisoner in the hands of the enemy.
She knows that he drew a Pension for some years previous to his death, and supposes he made proof of his services to enable him to do so, and that the said proof may be refered to in the investigation of her claim, which of course will provide more satisfactory evidence of his services, than anything she can produce.His Pension Certificate in her possession is dated 17th May 1833.
She further declares that she was married to the said Archibald McMahan in Greenville District in this State, by Robert Maxwell Esquire, on the thirteenth day of August (which she thinks is about fifty three years ago last August, which would make it) Seventeen hundred and ninety one; she is certain it was before 1794.They were married at Maxwell’s house, and no one present but his own family, and two persons who went with them viz. one of her own sisters and her brother in law; that there are persons living in the county yet who were in the neighborhood & heard of the marriage, and perhaps may some of them recollect it.She has no record of her marriage, or of the births of her children, not thinking of the importance of keeping such things.That her husband, the aforesaid Archibald McMahan died on the twenty sixth day of May One thousand eight hundred and forty one; that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service, but the marriage took place previous to the first of January Seventeen hundred and ninety four, viz. at the time above stated.
Ann [her X mark] McMahan
Sworn to and subscribed, the day and year above written, before me, and I also certify that Mrs. McMahan, the above declarant is unable by bodily infirmity to attend in open court./s/ William D. Steele, Judge
25 February 1845, South Carolina, Pickens District}Before me personally appeared Joshua Thompson, an old and highly respectable citizen and made oath that he was acquainted with Archibald McMahan, who was a Pension as a Revolutionary Soldier, and who died some years since, and where his widow Ann McMahan now resides in Pickens, and that he lived in the neighborhood of them when they were married, and thinks it was about fifty three years ago, or more, and is very certain from circumstances which he can call to mind, that it was previous to the first of January seventeen hundred and ninety four, and has no doubt but it took place at the time stated by the said widow, as both herself and husband has always born the character of truthful respectable citizens; and he further states that he has known them ever since the said marriage & previous, and that they lived together as husband & wife until the death of the _____ & the legality of their marriage was never to the knowledge of this deponent doubted.
/s/ Jo__ Tompson
Sworn to before me, 25th Feby 1845, Miles M. Norton Not. Pub. & Ex off M. P. D.
1st April 1845, South Carolina, Pickens District}Before me personally appeared James Rogers, an old and highly respectable citizen and made oath in due form of Law that he was acquainted with Archibald McMahan previous to his marriage, that he was not present at the said marriage, but was in the country, and heard of it, he cannot state the date positively when it took place, but believes it to have been at least fifty three years ago, and has no doubt it took place at the time stated by Mrs. McMahan... lived together as husband & wife till the death of the old man which was several years ago... the old lady Mrs. Ann McMahan & her husband always bore the character of respectable, truthful citizens...
/s/ James Rogers
Sworn to 1st April 1845, Miles M. Norton
13 September 1845, South Carolina, Pickens District}Before me personally appeared John Buckner Smith... old respectable and truthful citizen... that according to the best calculation he & his wife can make, they moved from N.C. to Greenville District in the year 1792, and their found Archibald McMahan and Anna Payne (both of whom they had known in North Carolina)living together as Husband & Wife, said to have been married about a year previous, which he has no doubt was so, as they had one child then, and ever afterwards lives together as Husband & Wife, until the old mans death which took place a few years ago, this calculation of date is made from the ages of his own children, the length of time he lived in Greenville & in this District &c and he is satisfied is about correct.He is positive they were living together as Husband & wife previous to 1794 and never heard it doubted but that they were lawfully married.The said widow is yet in the district & said to be making application for a pension.
/s/ John Robert Smith
Sworn 13 Septr, 1845... Miles M. Norton, N.P., Ex Off. M. P. D.
17 September 1845, State of South Carolina, Greenville District}Thomas Payne appears personally before me the subscribing Magistrate and makes oath, that he is acquainted with Mrs. Ann McMahan of Pickens District in said State and has been acquainted with her for the past Sixty five (65) years; that he was present and witnessed the marriage of the said Ann McMahan unto Archibald McMahan, and that said marriage took place in Greenville District, in the latter part of the Summer or the early part of the Fall of the yer Seventeen Hundred and ninety one; that he recollects the date of the said marriage from the circumstance that in the Spring of the same year, deponents father removed with his family together with deponent, from Orange County in North Carolina where they had previously resided; to Greenville District in South Carolina where Deponent has ever since resided.
/s/ Thos Payne
Sworn to and subscribed before me 17 Sept 1845,
C. J. Elford, Magistrate in and for Greenville Dist, S.C.
South Carolina, Greenville District}James West who is to me well known to be a respectable and truthful citizen appears personally before me and makes oath that when he was a Boy he lived in this District, and knew Archibald McMahan and Ann Payne, that he did not see them married, but was in the neighborhood & seen them on their way to be married, and also on their return from the same & understood they were married, ; and that the ceremony was performed by Robert Maxwell Esquire to whose house they went to be married; this took place, according to the best calculation he can make, about the year 1790 or 1791 which calculation he makes from the fact of his own two twin brothers being at that time at his mother’s breast, and they being about four years younger than his two twin sisters who are now in their sixty second year & he had one brother between the two sets of twins.
He is positively certain the marriage took place previous to the first of January 1794.Mr. and Mrs. McMahan always lived together as husband wife & he never heard the legality of their marriage doubted, the old man died a few years ago in Pickens & his widow is yet living there & as he understands making application for a pension.
/s/ James West
Sworn to 17th September 1845 before Reuben Mastin, M.g.d.
24 September 1845, South Carolina, Anderson District}Henry Paris, who is an old, respectable & truthful... made oath... he formerly resided in North Carolina & more recently in Greenville District.That when his daughter Mrs. Cobb, with whom he now lives, was (as she & himself both think) about four years old he moved from N. C. to Greenville S. C. in company with Thomas Payne the Father of Mrs. Ann McMahan of Pickens District, and they settled near together, that Ann was then a young woman; and Archibald McMahan was then a young man and drove the waggon in which Payne moved, and a short time afterward married Ann, he was not present at the marriage, but was in the neighborhood & understood they were married, & has never since heard it doubted; Mrs. Cobb is now Fifty nine years old, & he thinks the marriage above alluded to took place in two years, or less, from the time of them moving to Greenville, which would make it about the year 1791.He has known the said Archibald McMahan & his wife ever since their marriage as above stated and they (until the death of the old man) lived together as husband & wife & both have borne the character of truthful, respectable citizens.He understood the ceremony was performed by Robert Maxwell who was a magistrate in the neighborhood, and he is satisfied from all the circumstances that they were married previous to the first of January 1794.
/s/ Henry ParisSworn 24 September 1845... W. A. Williams, M. P. D.
South Carolina, Greenville District}Aaron Payne, a respectable & truthful citizen, came personally before me and made oath in due form of law, that he is the cousin of Mrs. Ann McMahan of Pickens, that he knew her & her late husband Archibald McMahan both in North Carolina, and removed from there to this District near the same time, which was previous to his own, or their marriage, but McMahan married his cousin Ann Payne shortly after their removal, he thinks, not over a year, and that the removal was either in the year 1787, 1788 or 1789.He did not see them married, but was in the neighborhood & understood they were married & they afterwards lived together & he never heard the legality of their marriage doubted.
/s/ Aaron Payne
Sworn to 2nd October 1845 before Isaiah Cox, M.G.D.
2 October 1845, South Carolina, Greenville District}Mrs. Sarah Payne who is a truthful respectable old lady, came personally before me & made oath in due form of law, that she knew Archibald & Ann McMahan before her own marriage which took place the 5th March 1795, that her first son was born the 20th December of the same year; and that the said McMahan & wife were living together as husband & wife at the time of deponents marriage & had three children, and their fourth one a daughter named Prudence, was born in June of the same year of deponents marriage, they lived together ever afterwards as husband & wife & were so regarded & she has never herd the legality of their marriage doubted.
/s/ Sarah Payne
Sworn to 2nd October 1845 before Isaiah Cox, M. G. D.
Affidavit of Joshua Thompson a highly respectable & truthful citizen, being called upon the second time as to the marriage of Archibald & Ann McMahan, has examined his old papers, hereto a Lease which he took from Jacob Capehart for a piece of land on which he lives, which was written a mile or less of where McMahan lived, but failed to find it; this however, was previous to his purchase of the Land on which he now lives the Deed to which one from Blasingame & another from ?Law, both dated in the year 1792, one in April & the other in August; and he knows that the said Archibald McMahan was then living with his wife (who is now his widow) and that they lived as Husband & wife from that time until the death of the old man & has never heard the legality of their marriage doubted.
/s/ Joshua Thompson
Sworn to 2nd October 1845 before Isaiah Cox, M. G. D.
18 September 1848, State of South Carolina, District of Pickens}Act of Congress of 2nd February 1848... further provision for surviving widows & soldiers...
Declaration of Mrs. Ann McMahan, a resident of the same District and Stated, aged Eighty three years... That she is the widow of Archibald McMahan... that she is still a widow.
Ann [her X mark] McMahan
Witness:Lucretia Caroline McMahan
Sworn...Miles M. Norton
15 Decr 1848, Certificate of Pension issued, No. 2419, to Ann McMahan, widow of Archibald McMahan, commence 4 March 1848, sent to Miles M. Norton, Pickens Court House, S. C., $43.00 per annum.
28 March 1908, letter from Commissioner of Pensions to Hon. Wyatt Aiken, House of Representatives, gives recap of service, adds:
“He married in Greenville District, South Carolina, August 13, 1791 Ann daughter of Thomas Payne.He was allowed pension on an application executed March 20, 1833 while a resident of Pickens District, South Carolina, aged upwards of 70 years, and he died in Pickens District South Carolina, May 26, 1841.She was allowed pension on an application executed February 18, 1845 while a resident of Pickens District, S. C. aged 80 years.Their fourth child Prudence was born in June 1795, names of other children not stated.
Very respectfully, [No signature], Commissioner
McMahan, Redman, SC Line, Pension app R[ejected]6785
Transcribed by Mary Lu Nelson Johnson
6 Jany 1835
Redman McMahan, Tennessee
See letter to Hon. J. B. Forrester 24 May ‘36
do [ditto] Apl 1826
20 October 1834, Declaration of Applicant
State of Tennessee, County of Warren}
On this the 20th day of October 1834 personally appeared before me Frank Smartt a Justice of the peace in and for said County of Warren aforesaid aged One hundred and three years the 1st day of last January [b c1731 – mlj] who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the act of Congress passed June the 7th 1832 (That from old age his mind is so enervated and his recollection so much impaired that he cannot now state the names and ranks of all of his officers or any of the regiments by number that he served in nor can he state the time of his entering or quitting the Service or describe the country through which he marched indeed he cannot remember any of the incidents of his service except those that made a lasting and deep impression upon his mind).That he inlisted in the army of the united States about twelve months before the British attacked fort Moultrie at Charleston South Carolina which he understands from information would make the time of his inlistment the spring season of 1775.Where he was inlisted there were two recruiting officers present the one of these was a captain Francis Marion the other he thinks was by the name of White he was as he thinks living in Craven district in the State of South Carolina where inlisted he may be mistaken as to the District but is certain he entered the service in that State he enlisted to the one of those two officers is not certain which nor is he certain the name of the latter was White he enlisted for Six Months certain and for two years if required.After his inlistment he thinks he was marched to several places not recollected and ultimately to some fort where he thinks he remained for some time, he is impressed with the belief that during this time he was commanded by a Captain White tho he is not certain he does not remember that any field officers were with them during this time some considerable time after he had been in the service, his company was marched to Charleston South Carolina, and placed in a fort (Moultree) here he was attached to a regiment of Artillery he thinks at this place he served under a captain by the name of Butler does not recollect his given name he thinks that the Lieutenant of this company was by the name of Vandedice at all events he thinks during his service that he served under an officer of that name at some time during his service he remembers not the number of Regiment of Artillery he was attached to, it was a South carolina Regiment he does not remember the names of the field officers who commanded it upon hearing the names of Cols Moultree and Elliott, he recollects that they were commanded at Sullivans Marsh? But does not know whether they were Cols or Majors when the british attacked Sullivans island he applicant in the battled acted in the artillery service and was in that battle.After this Battle he thinks he remained at Charleston for some time he does not remember at what place his past term expired nor does he recollect whether he was detained upon the first enlistment Six Monts or two years at all events? So soon as the time expired be it what length it may have been he was discharged in writing when where or by whom he does not now remember he thinks it was for two years service and so soon as he was discharged from that first Term he well knows that he immediately enlisted again to whom where or when he does not remember or for what length of time he does not believe that he enlisted but twist [twice?] and he thinks he remained in the service until the Termination of the war he does not remember whether he was upon his second inlistment placed under new officers and in another Regiment or not, during his service he was in the battle at Utau Springs and two others besides that at Sullivans island he thinks one of the others was at Guilford and upon that of Kings Mountain being mentioned he thinks it was that at all events it was at a place where some men were hung after the battle he recollects of having seen General Washington and Green, he thinks he was stationed for a short time at or near the house of the latter he cannot from the causes above stated recite anything more of his services except that he continued in it as he believes as a regular until or about the close of the War when he received a discharge in writing he does not remember when where or by whom it was given he does not remember the time he served but is certain that he served at least five years some years after the revolution his discharges were burnt up in a houses.He can prove b one witness if required that he was in the battle at Sullivans island and that he wore a leather Capp he has no fixed place of residence he lives about with his children as he can.He hereby relinquishes every claim whatsoever to a pension or annuity except the present and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year Redmon [his X mark] Mcmahan
Aforesaid before me.
s/s Frank Smartt, Justice of the Peace
The said Justice do hereby declare my opinion that the above applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states, and I hereby that the said applicant can not from bodily infirmity attend court at the _____ of the year that the Court here come in for the ____ five months, he is palzied emaciated? And very week – both in body and mind, In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this the day and year aforesaid.
State of Tennessee, Warren County} [Affirmed]
s/s William Edmondson, Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
[Affirmed] s/ John B Forester, M[ember] Congress
AFFIDAVIT 24 Sept 1835
State of Tennessee, Warren County}On the 24th day of Sepr 1835 personally appeared Robert Brown before me Sampson Bethell, a Justice of the peace for said County and made Oath that he has been acquainted with Redman McMahan upwards of twenty years, that he is a very old man and of quite frail memory, that some years ago, before the Pension Law of 1832 when he seemed to have his mind memory and from facts and circumstances detailed by him to affiant he has no doubt but that McMahan was at Charleston about the time the Battle of Sullivan’s Island – and that he believes he McMahan was one of the artillery.He also believes that he must have been with Genl Campbell a short time after the Battle of King’s Mountain when nine men were hanged as said McMahan told him after and of facts circumstances that affiant believes.
Robert [his X mark] Brown
Sworn to and subscribed…
Sampson Bethell, Justice of the peace
[Note:Robert Brown served in the Revolutionary War and received a Revolutionary War pension.His daughter Rebecca Brown married Redman McMahan’s son Jonathan McMahan.Robert Brown died in 1842 – mlj]
16 January 1836
State of Tennessee, Warrant County}
This day personly apered Thos Brown before me David Young an acting Justice of the peace in and for said county and made oath in due form that he the said Brown has just cause to believe that he saw Redman Mcmahan in the Revolitionary war in Charles town about the time of the battle in Sullavans Island drest in the artillery uniform and glieves he the said Redman Mcmahan was then and there in the servis of this cunterry as I the said Thos Brown has since that peryod of time bin aquanted with the said Redman Mcmahan in this said county of Warren for the space of twenty seven or eight years and during of this acqantins had haered the said Mcmahan talk a good deal about the war and sircumstances that did acur in time of the war that the said Brown had a knolidg of himself.Sworn to and subscribed fore me this 16th day of January 1836.
s/ David Young, Justice of the peace Thomas [his X mark] Brown
[Note:Thomas Brown served in the Revolutionary War and received a pension.He was the proven brother of Robert Brown.
State of Tennessee, Mcminnville 27th Jan 1836 Warren Coun
I certify that I have been acquainted with Redmon Mcmahan for near thirty years when he first settled in this county I beleave him to be a man of truth & an industrious good citizen & that faith and credit ought to be given to his statement as such he is still a citizen of this county & has been the principle part of his time from the first settlement until the present.
Sworn to & subscribed before me the day & date above written.
s/ W C Smart
Sworn to and subscribed
s/J[ohn] Pendleton Certified:s/ John B Forester, M Congress
No Date:REJECTED#6785 Redman McMahan