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Ruth (Vaughan) Dillard (1755)

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Ruth Dillard formerly Vaughan
Born in Augusta, Virginia Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Georgiamap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Nov 2015
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US Southern Colonies.
Ruth (Vaughan) Dillard settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.
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Ruth was born in 1755. Ruth Vaughan. According to Dillard researcher, John M. Dillard, "Thomas Vaughan, Ruth’s father, and his family were next door neighbors to Edward Dillard and his family in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. John married the girl next door. Her daddy referred to her in his will as “Ruth Dillard.”[1]

Page 2, of Thomas Vaughan's Will. Click for larger image.

Disputed Death Date/Place

"The date when Ruth Vaughan Dillard died is unknown. 1844 supplemental proceedings in Rabun John’s pension application after his death verify that he left no surviving widow which indicates that Ruth Vaughan died between 1840 and 1842 and predeceased Rabun John Dillard. Her place of burial is not marked by a grave stone. 1844 Supplemental proceedings in his pension application after his death establish Rabun John Dillard’s date of death as June 4, 1842."[2]

Previous information was Jackson, North Carolina, USA 1841.

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  1. Email from John M. Dillard, November-03-15, personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
  2. “Rabun” John Dillard, Revolutionary Minute Man, August 12, 1755-June 5, 1842. p. 261, John M. Dillard, [1].

See also:

  • Revolutionary Minute Man John Dillard 1755-1842, John M. Dillard, Published in The Dillard Annual, and self published, January 2012.Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
  • Descendants of James Dillard and Sarah Barnard Dillard of Rabun County, Georgia, John M. Dillard, published in the Dillard Annual, and self published, January 2012.


  • Vaughn-2231 was created by Gregory MacBeth through the import of Bryant - Wikitree.ged on Apr 2, 2015.

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On 10 Mar 2019 at 21:27 GMT Susan (Ford) Stark wrote:

Vaughan-2848 and Vaughan-2048 do not represent the same person because: Ruth Dillard (Vaughan-2848) and Ruth Dillard (Vaughan-2048) - same person?

Comparing the two profiles, too many data fields are either conflicting or missing to tie them together at this time. I will keep an eye on both profiles and if I see enough information to tie them together in the future, I will suggest a merge.

On 10 Mar 2019 at 16:25 GMT Melona (Niven) Gallagher wrote:

Vaughan-2848 and Vaughan-2048 appear to represent the same person because: Same people

On 12 Nov 2015 at 17:21 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Thanks for your note Greg! Mags

Ruth is 20 degrees from Amy Gilpin, 19 degrees from Joshua Slocum and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.