1815 - 1903 (88 years) Submit Photo / Document
||Benjamin Franklin Vaughan |
||1 Mar 1815
||Hancock Co., TN
||Clifty, Madison Co., AR
||7 Apr 1903
||Clifty Cemetery, Clifty, Madison Co, AR
- 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.
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
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||Extended Families of Childress
||8 Jun 2020 |
||Cherubia Harp, b. 7 Sep 1817, Tennessee , d. 30 Nov 1892 (Age 75 years) |
| ||1. Elizabeth Vaughan, b. 14 Mar 1841, d. 6 Dec 1912 (Age 71 years)|
| ||2. James Polk Dallas Vaughan, b. Jan 1845, AR , d. 1909, Madison Co., AR (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 , 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 (Age 85 years)|
| ||7. George W Vaughan, b. 17 Aug 1839, Arkansas , d. 24 Aug 1913 (Age 74 years)|
||8 Jun 2020 |
||1840 US Census - Hawkins Co, TN|
||1870 US Census - AR - Madison County|
Family of Benjamin Vaughan
||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)
- [S445] Eddie Davis - Vaughan Pioneers Group.
- [S767] findagrave.com.