Is this Defsey Vaughan female?

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I believe Defsey Vaughan is my paternal 3X great-grandmother. Her brother is/was George Washington Vaughan (1813-1888). She married Stephen Holmesley (Abt 1795-Unk). Their daughter is/was my 2X paternal great-grandmother, DiDema/Diana/Dainey/Didimia/Dydamie/Diedamie/DiDamie/Dedamie/Didemia Homsley/Holmesley (1835-1920), b. 9 Jan 1835 in Arkansas, USA; m. William David Burnett (1828-1917); d. 16 Dec 1920 in Round Mountain, Blanco County, Texas, USA. Regarding names, U.S. Census, 1850, "Didema Homsley;" U.S. Census, 1870, "Diana Burnett;" U.S. Census, 1880, "Didamie Burnett;" Son, Z. Vaughan's death certificate, "Dainey Horn;" Son, Wm.'s death certificate, "Didimia Holmesly;" Dau., Therese's death certificate, "Dydamie Holmesley;" Dau., Levina's death certificate, "Diedamie Homsley;" Headstone photo, "DiDamie Holmesley Burnett;" Dedamie/Didemia on history/ancestry websites. See: and entry under "John R. Holmesley and Mary Jane James," "Child 1" at

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Defsey Homesley (born Vaughan), 1809 - 1825

Defsey Homesley (born Vaughan) was born in 1809, at birth place, Tennessee, to Samuel Vaughan and Catherine Vaughan (born Hammons).

Samuel was born on September 1 1776, in Russell, Virginia, USA.

Catherine was born in 1786, in Virginia, USA.

Defsey married Steven Homesley in 1825, at age 16 at marriage place, Missouri.

Steven was born in 1797, in Lincoln, North Carolina, USA.

They had 8 children: Mary Martha Lewis (born Homesley), Leonidus Homesley and 6 other children.

Defsey lived in 1850, at address, Arkansas.

She lived in 1860, at address, Arkansas.

Defsey passed away in 1825, at age 16.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)
Defsey couldn't have passed away in 1825, at age 16 (precedes birth of her children).
Your are correct. My mistake. The 1850 US Census shows her with her husband and seven children.
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Defsey Homsley

United States Census, 1850

Name Defsey Homsley
Event Type Census
Event Year 1850
Event Place Prairie, Carroll, Arkansas, United States
Gender Female
Age 41
Race White
Birth Year (Estimated) 1809
Birthplace Tennessee
House Number 367






Stephen Homsley   M 55 North Carolina
Defsey Homsley   F 41 Tennessee
Didema Homsley   F 15 Arkansas
Leonidus Homsley   M 13 Arkansas
Sydna E Homsley   M 11 Arkansas
Marion Homsley   M 9 Arkansas
Martha Homsley   F 5 Arkansas
Beda Homsley   F 3 Arkansas
Letitha Homsley   F 1 Arkansas

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Defsey Homsley in household of Stephen Homsley, Prairie, Carroll, Arkansas, United States; citing family 367, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)

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