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 Descendants of William Vaughan of Grayson Co., VA





Generation One



1.  William1 VAUGHAN; born circa 1743; married Mary ? circa 1768. [1]


     Mary ? was born circa 1745.[2]

     Children of William1 Vaughan and Mary ? were:

+            2.          i.     Jesse2 Vaughan, born circa 1768 in of Grayson Co., VA; married Frances (--?--).


Generation Two



2.  Jesse2 VAUGHAN (William1); born circa 1768 in of Grayson Co., VA;[3] married Frances (--?--) circa 1790.[4],[5]


     Frances (--?--); "Fannie" was born circa 1770.[6]

     Children of Jesse2 Vaughan and Frances (--?--) both born in Grayson Co., VA, were as follows:

+            3.          i.     Nathaniel3 Vaughan, born October 6, 1792.

+            4.          ii.     John Vaughan, born 1793; married Ruth Hanks.





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[1]Mary B. Kegley, Early Adventurers On The Western Waters, Vol. II (Orange, VA: Green Publishers, Inc., 1982), p. 182. Hereinafter cited as Early Adventurers, II.


[3]Carroll Co., VA Death Register,, 1876, Apr 16   John Vaughan, . Hereinafter cited as Carroll Co., VA Death Register.

[4]Ibid., 1876, Apr 16   John Vaughan's parents were listed as Vaughn, Jesse and Fannie.  Information from his wife Ruth Vaughn.

[5]Byrd Family Association, The Early Byrds of Grayson County, Virginia and Many of their Descendants (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1992), pp. 1, 2, 63, 64.  "(1787) Dec. 6, JESSE VAUGHN and ELIZABETH BYRD, sur. William Vaughn; consent of parents William and Mary Vaughn, and William and Sarah Burch."  This recorded marriage apparently never took place as Elizabeth Byrd married another man, John Lincoln Harmon, three week later. Hereinafter cited as Byrds of Grayson, VA.