George Washington Vaughan

A native of Tennesee, (see original homesite) George Washington Vaughan was born on
June 15, 1820 in Hawkins County, TN.   He was the youngest son of the eleven children of John Vaughan and
Nancy Callicott.  Following his 20th Birthday, George married Mary Jane Brown on June 25, 1840 in Hawkins County.

The couple had nine children as outlined below:

Children of George Washington Vaughn and Mary Jane Brown




John Franklin Vaughn was born on Apr. 14, 1841 in TN and died on Apr. 23, 1862 in Okolona Hospital - MS.




Mary Uldah Vaughn was born in 1842 in Hawkins Co., TN and died Before 1850.




Tennesee Frances Vaughn was born on Dec. 27, 1843 in TN and died on Oct. 9, 1879.




Louisiana Paralee "Pink" Vaughn was born in 1845 in Hawkins Co., TN and died on Jul. 9, 1894 in Chatfield Navarro Co., TX.




George Washington Vaughn Jr was born in 1847 in TN and died on an unknown date.




Samuel Alexander Vaughan was born on May 12, 1850 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co, TN and died on Jul. 15, 1938 in Sherman, Grayson Co., Tx.




Mary J Vaughn was born in 1852 in TN and died on an unknown date.




Nancy A Vaughn was born in 1855 in TN and died on an unknown date.




James T Vaughn was born in 1857 in MS and died in 1940 in Belmont, Tishomingo Co. MS.

Sometime after the birth of Nancy, probably around 1856-7,  the GW Vaughn family relocated to the Bay Springs area,
Tishomingo County, Mississippi.

Census Data

1860 Census - Tishomingo Co., MS

1870 Census -
Tishomingo Co., MS

Civil War Service

Final Resting Place

GW Vaughn and wife Mary Jane Vaughn (Brown) are both buried at the Vaughn Cemetery, near Dennis, Tishomingo County, MS.
There are approximately 15 known burials. The couples daughter Tennessee is also buried here.

With the help of Vaughn cousin and local resident, Preston Malone we were able to map the location here:

Vaughn Cemetery - Dennis, Mississippi   Section 19, Township 6 and Range 10.
Tishomingo County, MS
From Dennis, Mississippi, travel down Highway 4. Turn left on the gravel road past theMcDougal Landing sign.


There were apparently older stones for George and Mary Jane. Some remnants of Mary's still remain. See pic below:
The dates of 1818 and 1901 are faint, but visible on the stone.

Vaughn Cemetery, Dennis, MS

New stones were placed over the years. Unfortunately, the birthdate on George's stone appears to conflict with the birthdate found in the Vaughn Family Bible...often referred to as the Day Book. It should read 1820 per the bible entry.

Vaughn Cemetery, Dennis, MS

See Transcriptions from the Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society here:

- Tim Childress, June 2010