Vaughan Family of Selma
Reuben Vaughan born 1769 in Mecklenburg, Virginia. Died Jan. 23, 1837 in Dayton, Marengo Co. AL. Reuben married Alice Goode Watkins, born 1780 in Virginia. Alice Goode Watkins died June 7, 1866 in Dayton, Marengo County, AL.
Their children were:
1. Alfred Goode Vaughan, born Sept. 5, 1799 in Petersburg, VA. Died April 27, 1852 in Demopolis, Marengo Co. AL
2. Eustin Vaughan, born 1802 in Virginia. Died Jan. 7, 1891 in Virginia.
3. Samual Watkins Vaughan, born 1800 in Mecklenburg, Virginia. Married Thyrza Jane Alston (born 1835) Died 1876 in Dayton, Dallas County, AL
4. Martha Jefferson Vaughan, born Oct. 2, 1806 in Virginia. Died June 20, 1874 in Virginia
5. Emily Vaughan, born Oct. 30, 1808 in Virginia. Died Dec. 25, 1895 in Marshall, Missouri.
6. Virginia Garland Vaughan, born Nov. 11, 1812 in Virginia. Died 1859 in Marengo Co. AL.
7. Alice Goode Vaughan, born Jan. 4, 1814 in Virginia. Died June 8, 1896 in St. Andrews Bay, Florida.
8. Susan Vaughan, born July 24, 1817 in Petersburn, Virginia. Died July 19,1834 in Powhatan, Virginia.
CENSUS: 1850 Marengo Co., Alabama; 14 Oct 1850; Page 63A; Ancestry.com image 125 of 180; Dwlg 939 - Fam 939 -
Saml W Vaughan 46 M Planter 14,000 Virginia [b. abt 1804]
Martha W 36 F North Carolina
Sarah E 18 F Tennessee
Samuel W 17 M Student Tennessee [b. abt 1833]
John R. 15 M Alabama
Frederic 12 M Alabama
Paul T 11 M Alabama
Henry W 9M Alabama
Susan A 6 F Alabama
Martha W 4 F Alabama
David A 3 M Alabama
Mary E 1 F Alabama
CENSUS: 1860 Dallas Co., Alabama; Summerfield Beat; P. O. Summerfield; 28 Aug 1860; Pg 102/863B; Ancestry.com image 7 of 11; Dwlg 746 - Fam 635 -
S. W. Vaughan 56 M Planter 88,300 169,850 Virginia [b. abt 1804]
M. W. Vaughan 46 F North Carolina
Ferner 20 M Alabama
Susan A 15 F Alabama
Henry 18 M Alabama
M. V. 12 M Alabama
M. E. 10 M Alabama
Note that the Samuel Vaughn on the following 1870 Census was a physician in Dallas Co. Alabama. So I think it likely that this is an ancestor of the Samuel Watkins Vaughan that the hospital in Selma was named after. As you can see he was a physician. Due to the age of Jane who appears to be his wife, and the age of some of the children, it seems that he was previously married and Jane could not be the mother of the older children.
CENSUS: 1870 Dallas Co., Alabama; Summerfield, 6 July 1870; Page 731B; Ancestry.com image 14 of 37: Dwlg 94 - Fam 94 -
Vaughan, Samuel 60 M W Physician 13,000 1,500 Virginia
, Jane 35 F W Keeping house Alabama
, Virginia 23 F W At home Alabama
, David 21 M W At home Alabama
, Betty 19 F W Teaching School Alabama
, Septimus 17 M W At home Alabama
, Evlin 5 F W At home Alabama
, William 3 M W At home Alabama
Doing a Google search, I learned that the estate of Henry W. Vaughan was the source of the money to purchase the property that I think became the original hospital. So that makes me think that the Henry W. Vaughan, (see 1850 and 1870 Census above) was son of Samuel Watkins Vaughan shown in the 1870 Census above. But needs further evealuation and research. I copied and paste the following from Google search -
The Selma Fraternal Lodge No.
27 of the Free and Accepted Masons erected the massive brick building as
a school for orphans and for children of indigent Masons at a cost of
$15,000. The school, named The Central Masonic Institute, opened in
October, 1848, with an enrollment of 45 pupils, both boys and girls.
This educational venture was evidently a financial failure, and the
property, which was mortgaged, was lost by the Masonic Order a few years
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