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William Wilson Vaughn
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Birth: 1822
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 1862
Corinth
Alcorn County
Mississippi, USA

Son of Banister W. Vaughn and Martha Wilson.
He married Elizabeth Jane Brandon, daughter of Robert Brandon and Jane Holt.
He was killed in action in the Battle of Corinth and buried in an unmarked grave. According to Sam Pardue of the Corinth Museum in 1997, the burial place of Confederate dead is within a block of Battery Robinett under or near the present Corinth Gas and Water Department. Much of this ground has been filled in over the years due to ignorance of where the graves were located.

Over there in the green wood deep trenches were made,
And in them the sons of the sunny South laid.
No stones mark the head place, no numbers are there,
To tell us the story of who or of where
They were lost with the cause they defended so well,
And rest in the silence of woodland and dell;
But God knows them each one, and each as he lies,
Can call them by name when he bids them arise
To meet on the last field a brotherhood band,
Where all will await for one Master's command.
(from "Shiloh" by Adelia Wall Gilbert)

Go your way to the land of the Ancestors,
where they wait for you with open arms, there on the edge between this world and the next.
See; there they stand.
Ancestral spirits, welcome this one
to the place where we all must go.
(Ceisiwr Serith)

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Jane Brandon Vaughn Henderson (1826 - 1909)*
 
 Children:
  Martha Jane Vaughn Umstead (1844 - 1899)*
  Susan Ann Vaughn Emmons (1846 - 1925)*
  Sarah Frances Vaughn Holt (1848 - 1923)*
  William Smith Vaughn (1853 - 1892)*
  Robert Thomas Vaughan (1855 - 1935)*
  Charles Hampton Vaughan (1858 - 1936)*
  Laura Elizabeth Vaughn Foster (1860 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: an unmarked Confederate grave in Corinth, Mississippi
 
Created by: Elizabeth Tilton
Record added: Nov 06, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12275507
 


- Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
 Added: Dec. 27, 2015

- Wagon Master
 Added: Jan. 9, 2013
May you abide, as for all time,
under the Mercy.
with love and blessing from your great-granddaughter,
- Elizabeth Tilton
 Added: Dec. 20, 2005
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