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Rev. Benjamin F. McMAHON
Elizabeth B. DAVIS
Husband:  Benjamin F. McMAHON
Birth:  1831, St. Clairsville, Belmont Co., OH
Death:  1862, Blairsville, Indiana Co., PA
Occupation:  clergyman
Religion:  Methodist Episcopal
Father:  Rev. John McMAHON, M.D., b. 1787/8, VA
Mother:  Elizabeth __?__, b. 1789/90, PA
Marriage:  1858
Wife:  Elizabeth B. ["Lizzie"?] DAVIS
Birth:  1832/3, Blairsville, Indiana Co., PA
Death:  aft. 1870 census
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Archibald DAVIS
Mother:  Matilda KURTZ
Children born in PA:
1.  John Archibald McMAHON, b. 1858/9
2.  Cassius Clay McMAHON, b. 1860/1
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Sources:

1.  John Alexander Caldwell.  1880.  History of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, 1745-1880.  Wadsworth Publ. Co., Newark, OH (online at freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~treasures/pa/indiana/):
Chap. 55
p. 369
ARCHIBALD DAVIS... m. first to Matilda Kurtz...  [Archibald's] children were... Elizabeth, m. in 1858 to Rev. Benjamin F. McMahon (M.E.), d. in 1862...  Rev. Benjamin McMahon died in Blairsville, thirty-four years of age.  He was born in St. Clairsville, Belmont county, Ohio, and was the son of Rev. John McMahon, M.D., a Methodist Episcopal minister, who had five sons in the ministry.  The McMahons were among the early settlers in both Western Virginia and Ohio.  Rev. B.F. was stationed in Blairsville in 1858, his labors being chiefly in Ohio.  He [became] ill while stationed at Steubenville, and returned to Blairsville only to die.  His children were:  John Archibald and Cassius Clay.

2.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Benjamin McMAHON (æ 21, b. OH; student) is living in Green Twp., Monroe Co., OH (p. 359B), with his parents, John McMAHON (æ 62, b. VA; physician) & Elizabeth (æ 60, b. PA), plus siblings.  Elizabeth DAVIS (æ 16, b. PA) is living in Blairsville, Indiana Co., PA, with her parents (q.v.).

3.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 18):  Carrollton P.O., Carrollton Town, Carroll Co., OH, Roll M653_935, p. 291B/582, PN 14, 99/85, enumerated 4 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Benj F McMahon 29 M   Preacher M E   700 O
Elizabeth B 27 F         Pa
John A  2 M         "

4.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2-3 of 27):  Blairsville P.O., Blairsville Borough, Indiana Co., PA, Roll M593_1350, pp. 97B-98A, PN 2-3, enumerated 20 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
17 17 McMahan L 36 F W Keeping h     Penna
    _______ John 11 M W At school     "
    _______ Casius  9 M W "     "
    ____ Davis W 38 M W Butcher     "
    Davis Archeb 63 M W Retired Butcher 5000 6000 "
18 18 _____ Mary 50 F W       "
    _____ Mary 24 F W       "
    _____ Edward 19 M W Butcher     "
    _____ Margaret 17 F W At School     "
    _____ Elzorn? 15 F W "     "
    _____ Clara 13 F W "     "
    _____ Mattie 11 F W       "
    _____ Fannie  9 F W       "
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    Davis Frank   6 M W       Penna

5.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

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