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The McMahons are from Ireland. Ansley McMahon was the Doctor's grandfather, and was born on the Atlantic Ocean. He lived in Tennessee, and died in the town of Franklin. He was a contractor and builder. His son, Samuel, was born and reared in Franklin, and he became a blacksmith and a farmer, but in November, 1844, he came to Texas. In due time he married Johanna Perritt, who was born in South Carolina and reared in Alabama. Their marriage was celebrated May 3, 1860. They had seven children. The mother is still living, the father died in August, 1901, near Canton. Jessee was born March 4, 1869, in Panola County, Texas. He was educated in the common schools and Alamo and Alexander Colegiate Institute. He lacked only a few months of graduation. He chose to be a physician, and began the active practice in 1901. He has now been in the county nearly thirty years, coming from Panola County at that time. He thinks his section is susceptible to the greatest possible developments, and that the brightest future awaits it. He is a member of the M. E. Church, South, S. O. W. and The Pathfinder. He taught for ten years, and has succeeded well in a business way. He owns two nice farms, and is making a most desirable progress in his profession. He is popular in his community, and has the highest confidence of all who know him.