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John M Vaughan was married to Mary Elizabeth Cloud the daughter of Jeremiah Cloud. John Vaughan was the father of the following children;
The Will of John Vaughan follows;
Know all men by this presents that I John M Vaughan of Hawkins County Tennessee, taking into consideration the uncertainty of Human life & being desirous of setting 4 regulating my own affairs in the event of my death, to make & publish this my last will and testament working and annulling all others. In primis, it is my will and desire that my body be decently committed to the earth from where it came. Then it is my will & desire, that all my just debts be in the first place paid. Then it is my will & desire that the tract of land which I now live consisting of the tract which was allotted to my wife out of her father's estate (composed of the lot of five or so acres south of the stage road on which my house stands and of the lot about sixty eight acres with of the stage road and also consisting of a lot bought of Jacob Wills for which I hold his title bond of above forty acres lying to the road & adjoining J Francisco on the East & also consisting of another tract bought of Eighty on both sides of the stage road joining the lands of O Bradly & J Wills & others containing about eight, one acres and said tract on which I live is supposed to contain in all about one hundred twenty five acres, now it is my will that said tract of land together with all my household & kitchen from to farming utensils and stock shall go to my wife Elizabeth Vaughan during her life to raise educate and support & maintain herself during her natural life and at her death the same to be equally divided among my children by her via John H. Vaughan & Elisabeth Vaughan and William P Vaughan. It is also my will that ...go to my said wife during her natural life for the same purpose as above, and at her death be also equally divided among my there children John H Vaughan, Elizabeth Vaughan and William P. Vaughan.
Item it is my will that all my debts be collected by my executor and the proceeds applied to the settlement of all parts against my estates. Item it is my will that my plantation called the MV place consistently of the land, & lot of Robert Morris and F. A. Rofs containing by supposition about five hundred acres more or let be sold by my executors on ... of one and two going to...on bond & security good & sufficient, at that the proceeds there of, after paying all my debts that may not be discharged by the claims I hold on others, shall be equally divided and share and share alike among my five children by my wife via Henry N. H. Vaughan, James M. Vaughan, J Vaughan, George W. Vaughan and Florintha Vaughan. Item it is my will & desire that any portion of of the (above) of their grandfather Jeremiah Cloud coming in right of their mother shall be confirmed to the said children & be vested to them. Item it is my will that James Francisco and my wife Elisabeth Vaughan be executor and executors of this my last will & testament and that no security be required unless my wife marry again. In testimony whereof I have here into set my hand & said this 22 day of November 1834.
Witnesses present who witnessed the surname at the request & in the presence of the Testator
Inventory of the estate of John M Vaughan deed list of the articles left by the will to the widow Mrs. Elizabeth Vaughan house hold and kitchen furniture stock and farming utensils and land & feather beds & furniture with side 2 bureaus, 2 chests, 2 cupboards & furniture, 1 large table with half rounds, 4 other tables, 6 trunks, 3 sets dog irons, 20 Windsor chairs, 15 common chairs, 2 smoothing irons, 1 tin biscuit baker, 16 locks, 2 setters, 2 fire shovels, 4 candle sticks, 2 looking glasses, 1 kitchen cupboard, 2 kitchen tables, 1 kettle, 2 pots, 4 ovens, 2 biscuits bakers, 2 skillets, 1 tea kettle, 1 copper kettle & washing tubs 4 pails, 2 trays, 1 churn, 1 half bushel, 2 pot racks, 5 pair pot hooks, 2 ban boxes, 1 grid iron, 1 frying pan, 2 pair fire tongs, 1 loom, 2 big wheels & flax wheel 1 reel. The above is the house hold 1 Bible & testimony & Dictionary and the kitchen furniture.
The farming utensils consists of the following articles; 1 can milk, 1 buttering box, 1 wagon, 4 sets of gear, 1 ox cart, 5 shovels and plows, 5 buttaungs & mattocks, 2 chopping axes, 4 wielding hoes, 1 spade,1 dung fork, 4 augers, 2 blind bridles, 2 riding bridles, 1 woman's saddle, 1 mans saddle old, 1 carry all old Stock 1 mule 3 years old, 1 old sorrel haired dum old mare, 1/2 stud horse called Trigg, 4 cows, 1 dum steer, 1 bull oxen, 6 yearlings and 6 ox, 21 hogs, 10 geese, 3 ducks, 15 chickens, 12 turkeys.
Inventory of the estate of will *Vaughan 1835
Inventory of articles devised to pay debts notes accounts and land. 500 acers of land more or by bought of Robert Morrison and F. A. Rofs The notes have not been yet started out & arranged nor the accounts posted up and drawn of. They will be returned and anything else that may be discovered here after on a supplemental inventory.
A list of articles not considered specially disposed of corn and hand argan & a quantity of corn supposed to be 800 or 1000 bushels. Rent corn owed of William Therney 20 to 40 bushels. Rent corn owed of William Hamilton about 135 bushels on the McMinn place a small quantity of hay in the stable about 2 wagon loads between 300 & 500 bundles fadder 150 & 190 bushels corn on the 2 Wills Field between 50 & 75 bushels on th Bradley Field Bacon & Flour. 50 lbs Bacon 100 lbs Flower Supposed to be 15 Bushels of salt Of money on hand $22.00
The Will of John Vaughan of 1834/1835 Rogersville Courthouse; Hawkins County, Tennessee. Transcribed by Loretta Black
00146 Citing this Record "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHP4-8BF : 18 August 2015), John Vaughan, Hawkins, Tennessee, United States; citing 73, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 178; FHL microfilm 24,536.
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