In a Chancery Court Record Abner Jones states that Jesse Vaughan is his brother-in-law. No will or estate settlement has been found for either Jesse or Frances Vaughan. No marriage record for Jesse Vaughan and Frances Jones
has been found.
The death date for Jesse is recorded in the Dennis Vaughan Family Bible. His year of birth has been estimated from age on census and tax records and the fact that he was apparently not 21 years of age when he felt the
necessity to provide statement of permission to marry in 1787.
There is a marriage bond on record in Montgomery County, VA dated 7 Dec 1787 signed by William and Mary Vaugh(n)/an giving permission for their son Jesse to many Elizabeth Byrd, (step)daughter of William Burch. This marriage
DID NOT take place. Elizabeth Byrd married John Lincoln Harmon on 16 Dec 1787.
Since Jesse applied to marry Elizabeth Byrd in Dec 1787 it is reasonable to assume that he did not marry Frances Jones until after that date. If they married early in 1788 it is possible that there was a child older than
Nathaniel who would be gone from home before the first Grayson Co. census (1820) was taken. Some researchers have said that Jesse and Frances had a son William and a daughter Sarah but have provided no documentation. The
Jesse Vaughan, born in VA about 1792, who is enumerated on the 1850 Roane Co., TN census must also be seriously considered as a son of Jesse and Frances. [This researcher has not been able to prove a relationship.]
A male between the ages of 15 and 20 is enumerated in the houschold of Jesse Vaughan in 1830, who could either be a grandson or a
farm hand. There is no male under age ten reflected on the 1820 census record for family of Jesse and Frances Vaughan.
Grayson Co. Plat Book A, pg. 96,15 Feb 1801
Jessee Vaughan assignee of A. Jones by virtue of a treasury warrant for 8200 acres No. 2915 and issued April the 15, 1800 enters 100 acres of land on the south side of Barnebee Kernoy (Bamey Cannoy) formerly Stephen Goast and
Martin Dickinson formerly George Ellers surveys and on both sides of Osborns old road running so as to include the vacant land for quantity.
Grayson Co. Court Minutes
Mar 1807- A deed from Archelous Vaughn to Jesse Vaughn was proven in court by the oath of Elijah Farmer and ordered to be recorded.
Apr 1808- A deed from Jesse Vaughn to Adam Stealy heretofore proven in part was further proven by William Bird and ordered to be recorded.
Ordered that Jacob Stealy, Martin Dickinson, William Byrd, Adam Stealy and Jesse Vaughan be summoned to attend at next (court) to show cause why a public road which is proposed to be conducted through their lands shall not be
Apr 1820- Ordered that Jesse Vaughan be appointed Constable in the upper district whereupon he came into court and entered into Bond with security and qualified according to Law.
Grayson Co. Court Minutes - LDS film #031754
p. 200 - 18 May 1829 - A deed from Jesse Vaughn to Dennis Vaughan was duly proven by three subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.
living with a son age 10-16, 2 daughters age 10-16 and 16-26 and his wife
living with male age 15-20 and a female age 50-60