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Slaves of Benjamin Franklin Vaughan

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Date: 1860 to 1865
Location: Hanover, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Slaves of Benjamin Franklin Vaughan

In January of 1860 Benjamin Franklin Vaughan first appears as “Master” in the Virginia Slave Birth Index.[1] After that he appears twice more:

Virginia Slave Birth Index

Name of Slave OwnerName/Sex of BabyName of MotherBirthdateCounty Born InPage. No.
Benjamin Franklin Vaughan(Male)(blank)Jan.15, 1860Hanover94
B. F. Vaughan(Male)(blank)Feb. 1862Hanover121
B. F. Vaughan(fem)(blank)Dec. 1862Hanover121

In the1860 Census for Hanover, Virginia Benjamin Franklin Vaughan appears as “Franklin Vaughan” holding 25 slaves. He is living with his mother Catherine Vaughan, who seems to have transferred her slaves to him (she held 26 slaves in the 1850 Census but only 1 in the 1860).[2]

1860 Census


PageLineName of Slave OwnerNo. of SlavesAgeSexColor
4227Franklin Vaughan1100 (b1760)MB
4228Franklin Vaughan135 (b1825)FB
4229Franklin Vaughan118 (b1842)MB
4230Franklin Vaughan113 (b1847)FB
4231Franklin Vaughan18 (b1852)MB
4232Franklin Vaughan16 (b1854)FB
4233Franklin Vaughan14 (b1856)FB
4234Franklin Vaughan16/12 (b1860)MB
4235Franklin Vaughan126 (b1834)FB
4236Franklin Vaughan16 (b1854)FB
4237Franklin Vaughan14 (b1856)MB
4238Franklin Vaughan11 (b1859)FB
4239Franklin Vaughan132 (b1828)MB
4240Franklin Vaughan130 (b1830)MB
4301Franklin Vaughan119 (b1841)MB
4302Franklin Vaughan122 (b1838)FB
4303Franklin Vaughan16 (b1854)FB
4304Franklin Vaughan15 (b1855)FB
4305Franklin Vaughan14 (b1856)MB
4306Franklin Vaughan12 (b1858)MB
4307Franklin Vaughan120 (b1840)FB
4308Franklin Vaughan16 (b1854)FB
4301Franklin Vaughan118 (b1842)FB
4301Franklin Vaughan116 (b1844)MB
4301Franklin Vaughan118 (b1842)FB


  1. "Virginia, Slave Birth Index, 1853-1866," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:W8BG-2C3Z : 4 February 2020), B F Vaughan in entry for MM9.1.1/W8BV-D7ZM:, Feb 1862; citing Birth, Hanover, Virginia, United States, Virgina State Library and Archives, Richmond; FHL microfilm 008151965.
  2. "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:W2X2-PWW2 : 16 October 2019), Franklin Vaughan, 1860.

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