John Vaughn was born ca. 1764. 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 didn't 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 Nancy's ancestry is well-known and researched, John's 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 to the two men, who had children that married, simply having the same surname, or if there was truth in these stories.
John and Nancy's son James married William and Fereby's 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.
Service Description: 1) CAPT WILLIAM BROWN, COL CHARLES HARRISON, 2) REGT OF ARTILLERY
Residence 1) State: MARYLAND
Spouse: Nancy Callicott
Associated Applications and Supplementals
Will of John Vaughan
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) (his mark)
In presence of: William Carmack, James T. Brice, William E. Carmack
Tennessee, Civil War Confederate Pension Applications Index Publication. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data - Tennessee State Library and Archives, comp.. Index to Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications. Nashville, TN, USA: 1964 (revised 1994).
Maryland Revolutionary War Records Publication. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data - Newman, Harry Wright. Maryland Revolutionary Records. Baltimore, MD, USA: Maryland Archives, 1938.Original data: Newman, Harry Wright. Maryland Revolutionary Records
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Publication. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.
daybook page one.
Original homestead of John and Nancy Calicott Vaughan.
Vaughan John & Nancy Callicott Home.
John and Nancy Callicott home before 1985 restoration.
John and Nancy Callicott home after 1985 restoration.
The home of John and Nancy Callicott Vaughn.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John:
Vaughan-2025 and Vaughan-335 do not represent the same person because: I believe Vaughan -335 is the uncle of Vaughan-2025. William Patrick Vaughan had a brother named John who was married to Nancy Calicott and settled in Hawkins County, TN. It's very confusing, but the John Vaughan in my tree is either a son or nephew of the others. He moved to Hardeman County, TN around 1835. So if you want to merge my record I would have to say that it is not correct. I am still working on this research....