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 didnt 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 Nancys ancestry is well-known and researched, Johns 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 Nancys son James married William and Ferebys 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.
WILL OF JOHN VAUGHAN
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)
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.
WikiTree profile Vaughan-335 created through the import of JohnVaughan.ged on Oct 11, 2011 by Tim Childress. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Tim and others.
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