Benjamin Franklin Vaughan

Benjamin Franklin Vaughan

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  • Name Benjamin Franklin Vaughan 
    Born 1 Mar 1815  TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Hancock Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Clifty, Madison Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Apr 1903 
    Buried Clifty Cemetery, Clifty, Madison Co, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Below is an exact transcription of the Deposition of Benjamin F. Vaughan on
      October 27th, 1892 in Hindsville, Madison County, Arkansas.

      Deposition of Benjamin Vaughan

      The deposition of Benjamin Vaughan taken at Post office in the town of
      Hindsville, Madison County, Ark., on the 27th day of October A.D. 1892, to
      be read as evidence in an action now pending in the Cherokee Council wherein
      Geo. W. Vaughan is a claimant for citizenship in the Cherokee Nation.

      The deponent after being duly sworn according to the law deposes and
      says "That his age is 77 years, that his post office address is Clifty,
      Madison County, Arkansas. he is personally and well acquainted with the
      claimant and has been all the lifetime of the said claimant. That I was
      raised by my Grandparents, William Vaughan and Feriby Vaughan (Nee Benton)
      and have heard my Grandfather talk to my Grandmother about being a Cherokee
      Indian by blood a great many times. And in fact it was a common talk in
      those days that my grandmother was a Cherokee Indian by Blood. I also
      became acquainted with a Cherokee Indian in my boyhood who was in the habit
      of visiting my Grandparents and who claimed to be a cousin of my
      Grandmother. The Indian's name -- Looney Tol-lem-Tees-Key, and was a
      citizen of the Cherokee Nation. That I was a grown up man at the time I
      knew him. That I have often heard the Roggers (John and James) say that the
      Vaughans should have a right in the Cherokee nation and old Capt. John
      Roggers wanted the deponent to remain in the Cherokee Nation while the
      deponent was there, for the reason that the Vaughans were descendants of the
      Cherokee Indians by blood."

      Further deponent sayeth not.

      Benjamin Vaughan

      State of Arkansas)
      County of Madison)

      I J.D. Bevers, a Notary Public within and for the County of Madison
      Arkansas, do certify that the foregoing deposition of Benjamin Vaughan was
      taken before me, and was read to and subscribed by him in my presence at the
      time and place and in the manner and action mentioned in the caption. The
      said Benjamin Vaughan, having first been sworn by me that the evidence he
      should give in the action should be the truth, and nothing but the truth,
      and his statement reduced to writing by me in his presence. the plaintiff
      and his atty alone being present at the examination.

      Given under my hand and seal as Notary Public on this the 27th day of
      October 1892.

      J.D. Bevers

      N. P.
      [1]
    • http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41279348 [2]
    Person ID I2282  Extended Families of Childress
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 

    Father James L Vaughan,   b. 15 Oct 1795, Halifax Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, Oakville, Live Oak Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years) 
    Mother Martha Patty Vaughn,   b. 1787,   d. Aft 1870  (Age > 84 years) 
    Family ID F2932  Group Sheet

    Family Cherubia Harp,   b. 7 Sep 1817, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1892  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1835 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Vaughan,   b. 14 Mar 1841,   d. 6 Dec 1912  (Age 71 years)
     2. James Polk Dallas Vaughan,   b. Jan 1845, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909, Madison Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     3. Allen Woods Vaughan,   b. 15 Oct 1845,   d. 1916  (Age 70 years)
     4. Pleasant Michael "Ples" Vaughan,   b. 16 Nov 1849, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1932  (Age 82 years)
     5. Nancy Ann Vaughan,   b. 23 Mar 1852,   d. 30 Mar 1944  (Age 92 years)
     6. Mary Jane Narcissis Vaughan,   b. 22 Feb 1838,   d. 25 Mar 1923, Clifty, Madison Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     7. George W Vaughan,   b. 17 Aug 1839, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1913  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F795  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Hancock Co., TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Clifty, Madison Co., AR Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Benjamin F Vaughan
    Benjamin F Vaughan
    Children of Benjamin and Cherubia Vaughan
    Children of Benjamin and Cherubia Vaughan
    Mary, Elizabeth, Nancy, George, James Dallas, Allen and Pleasant

    Documents
    1840 US Census - Hawkins Co, TN
    1840 US Census - Hawkins Co, TN
    Vaughans
    Churchs
    Browns
    Surginers
    Callicotts
    Fords
    1870 US Census - AR - Madison County
    1870 US Census - AR - Madison County
    Family of Benjamin Vaughan
    Martha Vaughan
    Todd Letter - Page 1
    Todd Letter - Page 1
    Two excerpts transcribed from Freddie and Ethel Todd letter to Shirley Overton Quick:

    ONE:…Benjamin Vaughan had Brothers Bill (William) Elijah (Lige) Maborne and John. Two full brothers, two half brothers. *One lived at Springfield, Missouri. Visited Grand Pap near the end of his life.

    (* Elijah, bottom, page 1)

    Headstones
    Benjamin Franklin Vaughan and Cherubia Vaughan (Harp)
    Benjamin Franklin Vaughan and Cherubia Vaughan (Harp)
    Clifty Cemetery, Clifty, Madison Co., AR
    Benjamin Franklin Vaughan - detail
    Benjamin Franklin Vaughan - detail
    Clifty Cemetery, Clifty, Madison Co., AR

  • Sources 
    1. [S445] Eddie Davis - Vaughan Pioneers Group.

    2. [S767] findagrave.com.