John McMahan operated an iron ore mine in New England, Georgia in the late 1890’s. He was one of the group of business men that went to the New England States to attract investors to this area to aid the coal and iron industry. He also ran a grocery or saloon in New England.


His wife was Jane Derryberry. (Used by Permission HISTORY OF DADE COUNTY GEORGIA by Retired Senior Volunteer Program, 1981.)

  1. Judy Blansit

    I need to know more about John and Jane Mcmahan.I know that they adopted my grandfather from Vinestreet orphans home around 1885 to 1890. my grand father was born in 1875.Is there anyway i can get more info on them.
    I will be so thankful for any help.

  2. verenicehawkins

    You might thy Sonny McMahan. His short term memory is not but long term is very good and he knows a lot about the family. His wife Virginia is such a nice lady and I think would help if they can. Their phone number is 423 877-5366. I have been helping work on the book. Verenice Hawkins

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