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John Vaughan

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John Vaughan
Born in Halifax, Virginiamap
Husband of — married in Halifax Co, VAmap
Died in Hawkins Co., TNmap
Last profile change on 30 September 2014
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Note: Transcribed Day/Datebook of Nancy Callicott Vaughan, With Analysis
By Helen Vaughan Michael
James was Born october the 15 day 1795
NOTE: Beverly Callicott (Nancy’s father entered by mistake/marked out)
Beverley Vaughan Was Born January the 4 day 1798
NOTE: year dates are marked out and changed/some major calendar issue?
James and Beverly are born in VA.
All others born in TN
Polly Vaughan Was Born April the 12 day 1800
Rebekah greaer (unknown entry) Was Born June the 24 day 1802
Benjamin Vaughan Was Born November the 1 day 1804
Nancy Vaughan was Born January the 19 day 1807
Mahaly Vaughan was bornd the 10th day of March in the year of our Lord 1809
NOTE: Later records say Mahala
John Vaughan was Bornd in the year of our Lord september the 28 day 1811
Samuel Vaughan was bornd february the 11 day in the year of Lord 1814
Martha Vaughan was bornd in the year of our Lord July the 2 day _____1815
George W. Vaughan was bornd in the year of our Lord June the 15th day 1820
_________ _______ ______ ______ _______ _____ ______ _____ _______
this above is the Record
James Jones was bornd in the year of our Lord January the 27 day 1822
_____ _________ __________ ________ ________ _______ ______ ___
No more at preazent
NOTE: next entries are wife and children of George Washington Vaughan
Mary Jane (Brown) Vaughan Was Bornd in the Year of our lord May 22 1818
John Franklin Vaughan WAS Bornd April the 4th day 1841
May Uldah Jane Vaughan Was Bornd on the 14 day 1842?
Tennessee Vaughan Was Bornd Dec the day 1843
This family eventually change spelling to Vaughn
NOTE: Handwriting changes at least three times; Spelling, twice: Wording, three times. All entries reflect education.
NOTE: GWV has not yet changed his name.
NOTE: Book was in Benjamin’s possession in 1858.
Personal ID: VA08985
Last Name: Vaughn First Name: John Suffix:
Rank: GUNNER Rank Type: RANK AND FILE Ethnicity:
State: VA Regiment: 1 ART Division: SUPPORT DIVISION
Monthly Muster Roll Status
December 1777:
January 1778:
February 1778:
March 1778:
May 1778:
June 1778:
Additional Remarks (if any):[2]
VAUGHAN, JOHN Ancestor #: A134971
Birth: (CIRCA) 1762
Pension Number: R10920V
Service Source: R10920V; MD ARCH,VOL 18, PP 576, 580, 582, 583
1) State: MARYLAND
Number Name
Associated Applications and Supplementals
Nat’l Num Add Vol. Docs Child/Spouse Number/Spouse
Note: John Vaughn was born ca. 1762. In 1777 he enlisted in Captain William Browns Co. of Maryland Artillery and served on the Continental Line for the duration of the Revolutionary War. His records are detailed in Vol. XVIII, Archives of Maryland and the national Archives. After the war he drifted to Charlotte Co. VA where he first met Nancy in 1788.
John next appears on records we have found, filing for a marriage license in Charlotte County, Virginia on October 5th, 1792 with Nancy Callicott. Apparently the 15 year old Nancy was too young and her father didn’t agree to the wedding, so they ran off to Halifax County, Virginia and were married on October 16, 1794. They lived there until they moved to Hawkins County, Tennessee in 1798. Whereas Nancy’s ancestry is well-known and researched, John’s line has remained a mystery. It has always been a family tradition that John and William were brothers, but we never knew if this was due tothe two men, who had children that married, simply having the same surname, or if there was truth in these stories.
John and Nancy’s son James married William and Fereby’s daughter, Martha and James even had the widowed Fereby living in his household in Arkansas.
While William was living in Hawkins County, Tennessee, on August 15, 1797 he bought land from William McClean (250 acres) on the North side of Clinch Mountain on Little War Creek in Hawkins County.
On April 15, 1800, William sold 100 acres to John Helton. Helton resold the land to John and Nancy (Callicott) Vaughan.
John and Nancy lived the rest of their lives in Hawkins County, Tennessee.
Page 474 Dated: Dec. 27, 1841
Proven: Aug. Term 1842
I, John Vaughan of the County of Hawkins and State of Tennessee, do make this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me heretofore made.
First. My will and desire is that all my just debts be paid out of any money that I may die possessed of, or that may first come into the hands of my Executors.
Second. My will and desire is that my son George Washington, for and in consideration of the bequests hereinafter made to him do keep and support my wife Nancy Vaughan during her natural life.
Third. I do give and bequeath unto my sons Samuel N. Vaughan and Benjamin Vaughan during their natural lives and then to their lawful heirs forever all my lands on the north side of Clinch Mountain, it being about 110 acres and 10 acres on the south side to copper ridge whereon the said Samuel N. Vaughan now lives, to be equally divided between them according to quality.
Fourth. I do will and direct that the above named Samuel N. and Benjamin Vaughan for and in consideration of the above bequest shall within 12 months after my death jointly pay unto my son John Vaughan $100.00.
Fifth. I give and bequeath unto my son George Washington Vaughan all my land whereon I now live and joining it being about 170 acres, together with all my personal estate that I may die possessed of or entitled to, and all money and debts due me except so much as may be necessary to supply the bequests made in this will in money.
Sixth. Whereas my sons Beverly Vaughan and James L. Vaughan has gone to parts unknown, if they should return within two years after my death, I do give and bequeath to them one dollar each.
Seventh. I do give and bequeath unto the heirs of my daughter Mahala Dickerd one dollar.
Eighth. I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Gilliam one dollar.
Ninth. I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Rebecca Roller $1.00.
Tenth. I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy Hickman $1.00.
Eleventh. I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Martha Davis $1.00.
And for the performance and execution of this my last will, I do appoint Robert W. Kinkead my Executor. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal. This 27th day of December, 1841.
John x Vaughan (seal)
(his mark)
In presence of: William Carmack, James T. Brice, William E. Carmack
John Vaughn was born ca. 1762. In 1777 he enlisted in Captain William Browns Co. of Maryland Artillery and served on the Continental Line for the duration of the Revolutionary War. His records are detailed in Vol. XVIII, Archives of Maryland and the national Archives. After the war he drifted to Charlotte Co. VA where he first met Nancy in 1788.
(Callicott Connections I, Page 130)[4]

See Descendants of John Vaughan for more family information.

Name: John /Vaughan/
Given Name: John
Surname: Vaughan[5]
User ID: 8E91434B-25B3-41B9-A947-FB184F1C96CA
Record ID Number: MH:IF1
Date: 1762
Place: Ireland
Date: Abt 1744[6]
User ID: 6938EBA3-FA9A-4774-B380-3583ECFEC052
Record ID Number: MH:IF2
Date: 14 JUL 1842
Place: Hawkins Co., TN
Record ID Number: MH:I1
User ID: 2420713A-0254-4B2C-8B7E-8F0F97849C50
User ID: BC4968C6D98E4DF99BC65E95DDB115754C53


  • Source: S1 Record ID Number: MH:S1 User ID: 310E29F2-131F-4CFC-8D59-359D29D0BD58 Title: Neil Text: Page: John Vaughn Data: Date: 14 MAY 2008 Text: Added by confirming a Smart Match Quality or Certainty of Data: 3
  • Source: S2 Record ID Number: MH:S2 User ID: BFD0AEEE-5499-464C-9754-3F83858BA783 Title: Helen Michael Vaughan
  • Source: S3 Record ID Number: MH:S3 User ID: 13A801EA-337D-4863-8571-FA31C86907C6 Title:
  • Source: S4 Record ID Number: MH:S4 User ID: 32CADBC8-B1C5-4998-9869-25249727E7AA Title: DAR
  • Source: S5 Record ID Number: MH:S5 User ID: 8BC9A9F1-C8B4-41AE-9E93-A469C6A46177 Title: Callicott Connections
  • Source: S2 Abbreviation: Family History - Vaughan Pioneers Title: Vaughan Pioneers Author: Lewis E. Vaughan Publication: Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc, 1979. Text: Subtitled: William and Fereby Vaughan of Russell County, Virginia and their Descendants Repository: #R87 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  • Repository: R87 Name: Fayetteville Public Library Address: Fayetteville Public Library CONT 401 W. Mountain St CONT Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 United States Name: Fayetteville Public Library Address 1: 401 W. Mountain St City: Fayetteville State: Arkansas Postal Code: 72701 Country: United States Phone Number: 479-856-7000 URL:
  1. Source: #S2
  2. Source: #S3
  3. Source: #S4
  4. Source: #S5
  5. Source: #S2 Page: 8. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3
  6. Source: #S2 Page: 8. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3


  • WikiTree profile Vaughan-335 created through the import of JohnVaughan.ged on Oct 11, 2011 by Tim Childress.
  • Vaughan-1280 was created by Jim Protz through the import of GED for WIKI.ged on Mar 14, 2014.
  • First-hand information as remembered by Holleen Pinkley, Monday, July 28, 2014.

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On August 2, 2014 at 19:06GMT Kitty Carr wrote:

Vaughn-1715 and Vaughan-335 appear to represent the same person because: Same person

On June 23, 2014 at 18:40GMT Kitty Carr wrote:

Vaughan-1280 and Vaughan-335 appear to represent the same person because: Same person

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