Mahan Ancestors

My great-grandmother was Louisa Anna Mahan who was born June 18, 1866 in Perry County, Indiana. I know her father was Alfred Mahan born in 1819 and her mother was Zion Hollingshead. Just who Alfred's parents were is debatable. Most genealogists agree it was Gabriel Mahan and Rebecca Roff but I don't believe Gabriel is Alfred's father. First of all, Gabriel and Rebecca were married in 1830, yet four of the six children "assigned" to them were all born between 1817 and 1825. Secondly, Gabriel is shown on the 1830 census for Tobin, Perry County, Indiana and the only other person in the household is his wife, no children are listed. That would be the case since he and Rebecca are married that same year. For these reasons, I don't believe Gabriel is Alfred's father but I do believe Gabriel is related somehow. Gabriel is born in 1800 and Alfred in 1819 so they could possibly be brothers but I'll have to keep looking for proof.

Alexander Mahan being the father of the second generation Mahan's is speculation on my part and is based largely on census records. Birth years for these Mahan's fit with the children in Alexander's household on the 1820, 1830, and 1840 census. Also, on the 1830 census for Perry County, Indiana, Alexander and Gabriel Mahan are listed very close together. There also seems to be an absence of Mahan's in Perry County in the year range of 1830-1840 with the exception of Alexander. The 1820 census was a little harder to figure out since there are quite a few Alexander Mahan's in various states. I've been able to eliminate all but one - Alexander Mahan in Warren County, Kentucky. Household members and ages fit with the 1820 Warren County, Kentucky, Alexander Mahan and there doesn't appear to be any Mahan's in Warren County, Kentucky in 1830. There is a James Mahan in 1840 and other Mahan's in 1850 and I don't know their relationship to the Indiana Mahan's (if there is one). Information I've found online indicate that Isabel and Mary were born in Indiana but if Alexander really is their father, then they were born in Kentucky. Keep in mind, again, this is all speculation.

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Generation No. 1

ALEXANDER MAHAN was born between 1770-1780 in Kentucky(?) and died between 1840-1850 in Perry County, Indiana. He married UNKNOWN. She was born between 1790-1800 and died unknown.

Children of ALEXANDER MAHAN and UNKNOWN are:

  1. GABRIEL MAHAN, b. between 1804-1810, Kentucky
  2. ISABEL MAHAN, b. 1813, Kentucky
  3. WILLIAM MAHAN, b. 1817, Kentucky; d. after 1860 in Franklin County, Kansas
  4. MARY MAHAN, b. 1818, Switzerland County, Indiana
  5. ALFRED ADAM MAHAN, b. July, 1819, Indiana
  6. ANNA MAHAN, b. 1826, Perry County, Indiana
  7. NANCY R. MAHAN, b. 1829, Perry County, Indiana
  8. MELINDA MAHAN, b. 1832, Perry County, Indiana

Generation No. 2

ALFRED ADAM MAHAN (ALEXANDER MAHAN1) was born July, 1819 in Indiana or Kentucky and died March 14, 1906 in Huff, Spencer County, Indiana. He married ZION HOLLINGSHEAD, June 8, 1856 in Tell City, Perry County, Indiana, daughter of GEORGE HOLLINGSHEAD and ELIZABETH BOSTIAN. She was born November 19, 1839 in Ohio and died March 24, 1872 in Huff, Spencer County, Indiana.

Children of ALFRED ADAM MAHAN and ZION HOLLINGSHEAD are:

  1. ALICE MAHAN, b. March 1, 1857, Indiana; d. July 9, 1935, Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas; m. RICHARD A. LYNCH, August 1, 1880
  2. GEORGE GABRIEL MAHAN, b. February 10, 1860, Lewisport, Hancock County, Kentucky; d. October 10, 1862, Lewisport, Hancock County, Kentucky
  3. HELM LOWREY MAHAN, b. October, 1862, Lewisport, Hancock County, Kentucky; d. May 11, 1928, Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas; m. EFFIE M.
  4. LOUISA ANNA MAHAN, b. June 18, 1866, Tell City, Perry County, Indiana; d. March 5, 1898, Tell City, Perry County, Indiana
  5. WILLIAM MAHAN, b. September 16, 1869, Indiana; d. unknown
  6. MARY BELLE MAHAN, b. December 6, 1871, Troy, Spencer County, Indiana; d. May 11, 1939

GABRIEL MAHAN (ALEXANDER MAHAN1) was born between 1804-1810 in Kentucky and died between 1835-1838 in Indiana. He married REBECCA ROFF, January 3, 1830 in Perry County, Indiana, daughter of SAMUEL ROFF. She was born 1801 in Pennsylvania and died April, 1870 in Troy, Spencer County, Indiana.

Notes for GABRIEL MAHAN
Who is GABRIEL's father? On the 1830 census (eight names above GABRIEL), there is an ALEXANDER MAHAN listed who is old enough to be GABRIEL's father. I don't know if ALEXANDER is GABRIEL's father but it appears he might be. ALEXANDER being GABRIEL'S father is speculation on my part.

Notes for REBECCA ROFF
On the 1850 census for Troy, Perry County, Indiana, REBECCA is listed with the surname, FRAZIER. She was married to JAMES FRAZIER on July 30, 1839 and he died before 1850. They had four children: WILLIS (1838), ELIZABETH (1840), MARY (1842) and JOHN (1845). REBECCA'S two MAHAN daughters, MARY ANN and MARIA are living in the household in 1850. Of the FRAZIER children, WILLIS is the oldest, being born in 1838. MARIA MAHAN is born in 1835 so GABRIEL MAHAN dies between 1835-1838.

Children of GABRIEL MAHAN and REBECCA ROFF are:

  1. MARY ANN MAHAN, b. 1834
  2. MARIA MAHAN, b. 1835

ISABEL MAHAN (ALEXANDER MAHAN1) was born 1813 in Kentucky and died between 1870-1880 in Perry County, Indiana. She married BARNET QUICK, September 17, 1829 in Perry County, Indiana, son of DAVID QUICK(?). He was born 1810 in Kentucky and died between 1870-1880 in Perry County, Indiana.

Children of ISABEL MAHAN and BARNET QUICK are:

  1. DAVID QUICK, b. 1830, Perry County, Indiana
  2. NANCY QUICK, b. 1833, Perry County, Indiana
  3. ALEXANDER QUICK, b. November 25, 1834, Perry County, Indiana; d. July 26, 1916, Spencer County, Indiana; m. CAROLINE HARDING
  4. MELINDA QUICK, b. May, 1838, Perry County, Indiana
  5. WILLIAM JASPER QUICK, b. 1840, Perry County, Indiana
  6. MARGRET (PEGGY?) QUICK, b. 1844, Perry County, Indiana
  7. LAFAYETTE QUICK, b. 1846, Perry County, Indiana
  8. MARSHALL QUICK, b. December, 1851, Perry County, Indiana

MARY MAHAN (ALEXANDER MAHAN1) was born February 28, 1818 in Switzerland County, Indiana and died January 25, 1911 in Payne, Oklahoma. She married ANDREW JACKSON BUTLER, April 4, 1838 in Perry County, Indiana, son of SHUBAL BUTLER and MARY PORTWOOD. He was born about 1817 in Kentucky and died between 1870-1880 in Franklin County, Kansas.

Notes for MARY MAHAN
MARY'S husband is a brother to THOMAS BUTLER, who married NANCY R. MAHAN. NANCY is a sister to MARY.

From Kim Cooper-Luthy: "She saw Halley's Comet in 1835 when she was about 15. She was living on the Ohio River near Carrollton, Indiana. She recounted that the people were terrified and thought the end of the world was at hand. What is amazing is that she lived to see the comet return in 1910."

Children of MARY MAHAN and ANDREW JACKSON BUTLER are:

  1. ALEXANDER BUTLER, b. 1841, Perry County, Indiana; d. 1912
  2. SHUBAEL BUTLER, b. 1844, Perry County, Indiana; d. June 6, 1862, Fort Scott, Kansas
  3. WILLIAM BUTLER, b. 1846, Perry County, Indiana; d. 1865, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas
  4. JAMES MADISON BUTLER, b. April 7, 1848, Deer Creek, Perry County, Indiana; d. 1932; m. KATE REED
  5. JACKSON BUTLER, b. about 1852, Perry County, Indiana; d. 1855
  6. GEORGE WASHINGTON BUTLER, b. January 9, 1855, Perry County, Indiana; d. June 1928, Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas; m. MARTHA EMMAZETA KIRKPATRICK
  7. SARAH HAZELTINE BUTLER, b. about 1857, Perry County, Indiana; m. CHARLIE BAKER
  8. ALICE BUTLER, b. February 2, 1862, Lane, Franklin County, Kansas; d. April 5, 1964, California; m. JOB B. DOBSON, October 17, 1880 El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas
  9. INDIANA BUTLER, b. about 1864, Lane, Franklin County, Kansas; d. 1894; m. JOHN BANYON

NANCY R. MAHAN (ALEXANDER MAHAN1) was born about 1829 in Indiana and died unknown. She married THOMAS BUTLER, February 27, 1849 in Perry County, Indiana, son of SHUBAL BUTLER and MARY PORTWOOD. He was born 1829 in Hart County, Kentucky and died unknown.

Notes for NANCY R. MAHAN
NANCY'S husband is a brother to ANDREW JACKSON BUTLER, who married MARY MAHAN. MARY is a sister to NANCY.

Child of NANCY MAHAN and THOMAS BUTLER is:

  1. MARY ANNE BUTLER, b. December, 1849, Troy, Perry County, Indiana
  2. ELLEN BUTLER, b. 1854, Perry County, Indiana
  3. ALONZO C. BUTLER, b. 1858, Kansas; d. before 1870
  4. HATTIE L. BUTLER, b. May 1869, Kansas

ANNA MAHAN (ALEXANDER MAHAN1) was born about 1826 in Indiana and died unknown. She married CHARLES HOWARD, September 2, 1849 in Perry County, Indiana. He was born 1823 in Indiana and died unknown.

Notes for ANNA MAHAN
On the 1850 census for Anderson, Perry County, Indiana, ANNA is living with her husband, CHARLES HOWARD, son GEORGE and her brother, WILLIAM MAHAN. WILLIAM is born 1817 in Indiana but I don't know what happens to him as I can't locate him after 1850.

Child of ANNA MAHAN and CHARLES HOWARD is:

  1. GEORGE HOWARD, b. May, 1850

MELINDA MAHAN (ALEXANDER MAHAN1) was born 1832 in Indiana and died after 1880 in Troy, Perry County, Indiana. She married JOHN BRIGGS, March 2, 1850. He was born 1807 in Ohio and died after 1880 in Troy, Perry County, Indiana.

Notes for MELINDA MAHAN
I believe MELINDA MAHAN was JOHN BRIGGS second wife. On the 1840 census, JOHN is shown with a wife and three children (as well as a male who was born between 1790-1800). He has a daughter between 10-15, a daughter under 5 and a son between 10-15. On the 1850 census, there is a 3 year old girl who must be JOHN'S daughter from his first wife. By 1850, his two older children would most likely be married and living elsewhere but I don't know what happened to his daughter who was born between 1835-1840. She would have been around 15 years old in 1850. She could be living with relatives or she could have died. MARY is born in 1847 and I have to wonder if his first wife died as a result of childbirth since he married MELINDA just 3 years later.

Children of JOHN BRIGGS and UNKNOWN are:

  1. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1825-1830, Perry County, Indiana
  2. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1825-1830, Perry County, Indiana
  3. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1835-1840, Perry County, Indiana
  4. MARY E. BRIGGS, b. 1847, Troy, Perry County, Indiana

Children of MELINDA MAHAN and JOHN BRIGGS are:

  1. JAMES A. BRIGGS, b. 1852, Troy, Perry County, Indiana
  2. REBECCA BRIGGS, b. 1854, Troy, Perry County, Indiana
  3. GEORGE W. BRIGGS, b. 1857, Troy, Perry County, Indiana; m. ELIZABETH
  4. JOHN W. BRIGGS, b. 1861, Troy, Perry County, Indiana
  5. OLIVIA M. BRIGGS, b. 1864, Troy, Perry County, Indiana
  6. NANCY BRIGGS, b. November 1869, Troy, Perry County, Indiana; d. before 1880
  7. ESTHER BRIGGS, b. 1876, Troy, Perry County, Indiana

Generation No. 3

LOUISA ANNA MAHAN (ALFRED ADAM MAHAN2) was born June 18, 1866 in Tell City, Perry County, Indiana and died March 5, 1898 in Tell City, Perry County, Indiana. She married WILLIAM LAMAR, February 8, 1885, in Perry County, Indiana, son of ASA LAMAR and MISSOURI GOBLE. He was born December 25, 1855 in Anderson, Indiana and died May 12, 1906 in Troy, Indiana.

Children of LOUISA ANNA MAHAN and WILLIAM LAMAR are:

  1. MARY REBECCA LAMAR, b. February 28, 1886, Tell City, Perry County, Indiana; d. August 3, 1946, Boonville, Indiana
  2. LEWIS ALFRED LAMAR, b. October 1890; d. August 28, 1945; m. SARAH FRASURE, November 6, 1920
  3. MINNIE MAE LAMAR, b. November 23, 1893, Huff, Perry County, Indiana; d. December 16, 1958, Daviess County, Kentucky; m. MARTIN WIESMANN, June 27, 1916, Daviess County, Kentucky
  4. PEARL BELLE LAMAR, b. October 24, 1887; d. August 1975, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana; m. HARVEY HENRY, April 19, 1904.

ALICE MAHAN (ALFRED ADAM MAHAN2) was born March 1, 1857 in Lewisport, Hancock County, Kentucky (Indiana?) and died July 9, 1935 in Randolph County, Arkansas. She married RICHARD A. LYNCH in 1880. He was born June, 1858 in Indiana and died after 1930 in Randolph County, Arkansas.

Children of ALICE MAHAN and RICHARD A. LYNCH are:

  1. CLARENCE LYNCH, b. June, 1886, Huff, Spencer County, Indiana
  2. EVA A. LYNCH, b. June, 1887, Huff, Spencer County, Indiana; m. CHARLES LANMAN
  3. MANDY LYNCH, b. May, 1888, Huff, Spencer County, Indiana
  4. ALLAN LYNCH, b. July, 1890, Huff, Spencer County, Indiana
  5. WALTER E. LYNCH, b. July, 1897, Huff, Spencer County, Indiana; m. GOLDA F. about 1923

HELM LOWREY MAHAN (ALFRED ADAM MAHAN2) was born October, 1862 in Kentucky and died May 11, 1928 in Maynard, Randolph County, Arkansas. He married 1) UNKNOWN. According to the 1900 census, HELM is widowed and I don't know the name of his first wife. He married 2) IONA in 1903. She was born 1852 in Indiana and died unknown. HELM and IONA didn't have any children.

Notes for HELM LOWREY MAHAN
In 1900, HELM and daughter, MINNIE, are living in Huff, Spencer County, Indiana
In 1910, HELM, his wife, IONA, and daughter are living in McMinn County, Tennessee.

Child of HELM LOWREY MAHAN and UNKNOWN is:

  1. MINNIE MAHAN, b. August, 1893, Minnesota

MARY BELLE MAHAN (ALFRED ADAM MAHAN2) was born December 6, 1871 in Indiana and died May 11, 1939 in Daviess County, Kentucky. She married JULIUS THOMAS SAUER, July 20, 1894 (possibly son of CHARLES SAUER). He was born June, 1860 in Germany and died after 1930.

Notes for JULIUS THOMAS SAUER
JULIUS immigrated to America in 1868/1869.

Children of MARY BELLE MAHAN and JULIUS THOMAS SAUER are:

  1. GOLDIE M. SAUER, b. September, 1899, Sorgho, Daviess County, Kentucky; d. 1936, Daviess County, Kentucky
  2. ANNABELLE SAUER, b. May 9, 1901, Sorgho, Daviess County, Kentucky; d. October, 1984, Weber County, Utah; m. CLARK E. McINTIRE about 1927
  3. JULIUS EVERETT SAUER, b. October 23, 1905, Sorgho, Daviess County, Kentucky; d. March 23, 1967, Daviess County, Kentucky
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