William Vaughn
(Bef 1755-)
John Edwards
Obediah Vaughn
(Abt 1768-After 1818)
Elizabeth Edwards
William Vaughn
(Abt 1789-1870)


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Nancy Jones

William Vaughn

  • Born: Abt 1789, Virginia
  • Marriage: Nancy Jones on 16 Aug 1817 in Barren County, Kentucky
  • Died: 1870-1880, Macon County, Tennessee about age 81

bullet  General Notes:

1830 William Vaughn Smith, Tennessee pg 135
2310100000000 0110010000000
2 male 0-4b. 1826-1830
3 male 5-9b. 1821-1825
1 male 10-14b. 1816-1820
1 male 20-29b. 1801-1810 William Vaughn
1 female 5-9b. 1821-1825
1 female 10-14 b. 1816-1820
1 female 30-39 b. 1791-1800 10 years difference in age

1850 United States Federal Census

Name: William Vaughan
Age: 65
Estimated birth year: abt 1785
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 6, Macon, Tennessee

Name: Nancy Vaughan
Age: 45
Estimated birth year: abt 1805
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Female

Name: Matt
Vaughan Age: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1828
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Male

Name: George Vaughan
Age: 18
Estimated birth year: abt 1832
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Male

Name: Jane Vaughan
Age: 16
Estimated birth year: abt 1834
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Female

Name: Polly Vaughan
Age: 14
Estimated birth year: abt 1836
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Female

Name: Julian Vaughan
Age: 6
Estimated birth year: abt 1844
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Female

1870 United States Federal Census

Julina Vaughn Decard father William Vaughn is living with them. Julina husband is Lewis Decard.

Name: William Vaughn
Estimated birth year: abt 1790
Age in 1870: 80
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: District 6, Macon, Tennessee

bullet  Research Notes:

Vaughn, William & Nancy Jones. Aug 16, 1817. Marriage, Consent, Bond

BOND. Know all men by these presents that we, William Vaughn and Obediah Vaughn are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the sum of fifty pounds current money which payment will and truly to be made we bind ourselves and our heirs firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this ____day of Aug 1817. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solimnized between the above bound William Vaughn and Nancy Jones for which a license has ____ then the above obligation to be void else to remain in full force ____.

"X" his mark William Vaughn. "X" his mark Obediah Vaughn

CONSENT. To the Clerk of Barren County (KY). Sir, you will lette William Vaun have License to marey my daughter, Nancy Jones. If you will obleg me in __ Vaughn.

"X" his mark Martin Jones. Auguste 4, 1817.

Attest: Daise Vaun, Obediah Vaughn, Kibbie Vaughn, Jeffe Jinkins. (all signed, no "X" marks). Certificate of consent traveled by the oath of Obediah Vaughn the 5th day of Augt 1817.

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE. This Certifieth that I joined together in the holy estate of Matrimony on the 16th day of Aug 1817 William Vaugn & Nancy Jones. According to the rules and customs of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Given under my hand this 22nd Septr 1817. Signed:
Geo McNelley (Minister)
Wm Logan C.B.C.C. (Clerk of Court Barren Co, KY)

**Both William & Nancy Vaughn lived in Macon Co, TN at the time of their deaths (1850-1871). Documents located in Barren County, KY Courthouse. Seven children are known from this union: Martin, James A., John, George, Polly, Jane, & Julina (Deckard). Note in Bond, currency is stated in pounds not dollars. I typed it as recorded (spelling and abbreviations),and used ___ when I couldn't read it. Copies in possession of GrGrGr Granddaugher, Marsha Moon**

William Vaughn in 1834 signed the petition requesting the formation of the county of Macon, Tenessee from that of Smith and other adjoining counties in Tennessee.


William married Nancy Jones, daughter of Martin Jones and Unknown, on 16 Aug 1817 in Barren County, Kentucky. (Nancy Jones was born about 1797 in Virginia.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage Location, 16 Aug 1817, Barren County, Kentucky. Methodist Episcopal Church, Barren County, KY by George McNelley.

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