10 Generations of McMahan, Rogers, Nichols, Comstock Families

 

 

First Generation
 
 

1. Mary Ellen McMahan, daughter of Edgar Simpson McMahan and Edith May Rogers, was born on 4 Sep. 1908 in Beauford, MN and died on 24 Jul 1998 in Mankato, Blue Earth, Mn at age 89.  Mary married Warren Cyrus Melvin, son of Merton Van Buren Melvin and Lillian Ethel Rash,18 Mar 1926. 

 

Marriage Notes: Divorced Feb. 1939.

 

Children from this marriage were:

i. Lloyd Edgar Melvin

ii. Living

iii. Roger Merton Melvin

iv. Baby Boy Melvin

 

Mary next married Herbert Ernest Strobel, son of Martin John Strobel and Ernestine Anna Schedler, on 4 Sep 1939 in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota.

Second Generation
 
 

2. Edgar Simpson McMahan, son of James B. McMahan and Ellen (Eleanor) Hoffman, was born on

15 Jan 1861 in Albany, Whiteside, Illinois, died on 21 Dec 1952 in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota at age 91, and was buried in Mapleton, Blue Earth, Minnesota. Edgar married Edith May Rogers on

11 Apr 1894 in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota.

 

Children from this marriage were:

i. James Edward McMahan

ii. Ellen May McMahan

iii. Harley Abner McMahan

iv. Harold Ebenezer McMahan

v. John Lorin McMahan

vi. Charlotte Almira McMahan

vii. Rachel Ruth McMahan

viii. Violet Margy Blossum McMahan

1 ix. Mary Ellen McMahan

x. Rodney Edwin McMahan

xi. Edythe Mae McMahan

 

3. Edith May Rogers, daughter of John Edwin Rogers and Sarah Diantha Comstock, was born on 23 Apr 1877 in Danville, Blue Earth, MN, died on 4 Dec 1948 in Pemberton, Blue Earth, Minnesota at age 71,

and was buried in Mapleton, Blue Earth, Minnesota. The cause of her death was Heart Attack.

Edith married Edgar C. McMahan on 11 Apr 1894 in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota.

Third Generation

 

 

4. James B. McMahan , son of John McMahan and Rachel Hugunin, was born on 4 Jul 1823 in Dayton, Montgomery , Ohio, died on 10 Jul 1893 in Mapleton, Blue Earth, MN at age 70, and was buried in

Rose Hill Cem. James married Ellen (Eleanor) Hoffman 4 Feb 1844 in Albany, Whiteside, Il.

 

 Note:

       James was a River Boat Captain on the Mississippi & Ohio Rivers. His son Ebeneezer at 15 years old helped him. They were ferrying some clydsdale horses one time and a Stallion broke his leg. The owner wanted to shoot the horse and James wouldn't let him. He pulled up to the river band and put Ebeneezer off with the horse and Ebeneezer took care of the horse and it got all right. Then Ebeneezer went back to Albany, Illinois with the horse and after this they decided to go to Iowa and raise horses now that they had this well bred Stallion. They moved to Iowa and raised horses.

 (as told by Bessie McMahan Swank)

 

Children from this marriage were:

i. David McMAHAN b. March 18, 1845  d. March 19, 1845

ii. James Albert McMAHAN b. March 17, 1846 d. July 11, 1894 

iii. Minerva Frances McMAHAN b. Oct. 18, 1848 d. May 30, 1910 

iv. Ebenezer B. McMAHAN b. Nov. 4, 1850 d. July 1, 1928 

v. Lettie M. McMAHAN b. May 28, 1853 d. March 19, 1945.

vi. William A. McMAHAN b. Mar.26,1856  d. Jun 10,1904 

vii. Lawrence Sylvester McMAHAN (nickname: Doug), b. Feb. 26, 1858 d. Nov. 10, 1953, Watonwan Co.,

           Minnesota. (Minnesota Death Index.)

2 viii. Edgar Simpson McMAHAN

ix. George Brilton McMAHAN b. Nov. 21, 1863 d. 22 Nov. 1853 

x. Effie McMAHAN b. Jan. 14, 1866  d. Feb. 25, 1954 

xi. Elizabeth McMAHAN b. Nov. 7, 1873  (Nickname: Libbie)

 

5. Ellen (Eleanor) Hoffman was born on 18 Jan 1828 in Hamilton, Butler, Ohio, died on 27 Oct 1910 in

Mapleton, Blue Earth, MN at age 82, and was buried in Rose Hill Cem. The cause of her death was

pneumonia. Ellen married James B. McMahan 4 Feb 1844 in Albany, Whiteside, Il.

 

6. John Edwin Rogers, son of John Edwin Rogers and Sally Jenette Nichols, was born on 2 Apr 1849 in Beaver Dam, Dodge, Wisconsin, died on 21 Aug 1908 in Hopewell, Yamhill, Oregon at age 59, and was buried in Hopewell Cem, Yamhill, Oregon. John married Sarah Diantha Comstock on 29 Jan 1869 in Plattsburg, Clinton, NY. (See a photo of John in my rescued pictures.)

 

Children from this marriage were:

i. Gurdin Smith Rogers

ii. John Edwin Jr. Rogers

iii. Chauncy Nathan Rogers

iv. Alice Mariah Rogers

3 v. Edith May Rogers

vi. Halsey Josiah Rogers

vii.Elmyra Salvina Rogers

 

7. Sarah Diantha Comstock, daughter of Gurdin (Gordon) Comstock and Sarah (Sally) Gwinup

(Guynup, Qwinup), was born on 8 Aug 1849 in Plattsburg, Clinton, NY and died on 23 May 1893 in Mapleton, Blue Earth, Minnesota at age 43. Sarah married John Edwin Rogers on 29 Jan 1869 in Plattsburg, Clinton, NY. (See a photo of Sarah in my rescued pictures.)

 

 

Source Citations

1. Family Bible of James B. McMahan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
 
 
 
Fourth Generation
 
8. John McMahan, son of Joseph McMahan and Mary Schryhauser, was born on 22 Apr 1793 in Pittsburgh, Alleghany, Pennsylvania, died on 20 Nov 1856 in Albany, Whiteside, Illinois at age 63, and was buried in Garden Plain Cem, Whiteside, Illinois. John married Rachel Hugunin on 25 Jun 1819 in , Hamiton Co, Ohio.

 

Children from this marriage were:

i. Joseph McMahan

4 ii. James B. McMahan

iii. Harriet McMahan

iv. Ebenezer McMahan

v. Phebe McMahan

vi. Rachel McMahan

vii. Abner McMahan

viii. John jr McMahan

ix. Oliver McMahan

 

Note:

       Alt. death date of 20 Nov 1856

 

9. Rachel Hugunin was born in 1803 in New York, died on 6 Jul 1857 in Albany, Whiteside, Illinois

at age 54, and was buried in Garden Plain Cem, Whiteside, Illinois. Rachel married John McMahan on

25 Jun 1819 in , Hamiton Co, Ohio.

 

10. Mr. Hoffman married Mrs. Hoffman.

 

The child from this marriage was:

5 i. Ellen (Eleanor) Hoffman

 

11. Mrs. Hoffman married Mr Hoffman. She married next Joseph B. Hogan.

 

12. John Edwin Rogers,  son of Nehemiah Rogers and Wealthy Auger, was born on 23 Feb 1807 in

Sidney, Delaware, NY, died on 12 Jan 1894 in W. Chehalem, Yamhill, Oregon at age 86, and was buried in

Newbury, Oregan. John married Sally Jenette Nichols in 1829 in Sidney, Delaware, NY.

 

Children from this marriage were:

i. Sarah Ann Rogers

ii. Louisa Rogers

iii. Josiah Rogers

iv. George Erastus Rogers

v. Mary Jane Rogers

vi. Emily Amelia Rogers

vii. George Washington Rogers

viii. Melissa Jenette Rogers

6 ix. John Edwin Rogers

x. Robert Henry Rogers

xi. Nathan Edgar Rogers

 

13. Sally Jenette Nichols was born on 13 Nov 1812 in , Fairfield , Conneticut and died on 15 Apr 1895 in W. Chehalem, Washington, Oregon at age 82. John Edwin Rogers in 1829 in Sidney, Delaware, NY.

 

14. Gurdin (Gordon) Comstock, son of Joseph Smith Comstock and Nancy Comstock, was born on 25

Sep 1804 in Massachuesetts and died on 8 Aug 1895 in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota at age 90.

Gurdin married Sarah (Sally) Gwinup (Guynup, Qwinup) on 24 Dec 1835 in New York, New York.

 

Note:

      Moved around a lot. Lived in Beekmantown, Clinton, NY in 1850 and WI in 1860.

 

Children from this marriage were:

i. Orissa Ann Comstock

ii. Stephen Jabez Comstock

iii. Mark Joseph Comstock

iv. William H. Comstock

7 v. Sarah Diantha Comstock

vi. Ella Almira "Myra" Comstock

 

15. Sarah (Sally) Gwinup (Guynup, Qwinup), daughter of Birchard Guynnup (Gwinup, Guinup,Guynup)

and Sally Jones, was born on 26 Jul 1812 in Orwell, Rutland, Vermont and died on 23 May 1882 in Mapleton, Blue Earth, Minnesota at age 69. Sarah married Gurdin (Gordon) Comstock on 24 Dec 1835 in New York, New York.

 

Source:
     "The Heritage of Blue Earth County, Minnesota"