Amanda Smith <I>Napier</I> Jones


Amanda Smith Napier Jones

McMinn County, Tennessee, USA
Death 17 Nov 1891 (aged 61)
Indianola, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 18539763 View Source
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She was the daughter of Archibald Hubbard Napier and Jane (Carter) Napier. She married Steven Clinton Vaughan and Henry W. Jones. Stephen died in Conway County, Arkansas.

Note: This cemetery is on private land.

Amanda Smith Napier was the daughter of Archibald Hubbard Napier and Jane Carter. She was born in Tennessee and moved with her family to Arkansas in the 1840's. She married Stephen Clinton Vaughan on April 2nd, 1848 in Carroll County, Arkansas. They settled in Pope County, Arkansas.

They did not have the easiest life, but the Vaughan's made the best of it. They had 9 children.

1. Arthusia Jane Vaughan
2. Margaret Elizabeth Vaughan
3. Archibald Dodson Vaughan
4. William Riley Vaughan
5. Thomas Kirk Vaughan
6. Mary Joannah Vaughan
7. John Lafayette Vaughan
8. Amanda Lucinda Vaughan
9. Stephen Barnabus Vaughan

Stephen suffered from chronic diarrhea for the rest of his life after the Civil War. By his death in 1880, the family was financially destitute. Shortly after his death, she married Stephen's doctor, Henry W. Jones, in Indian Territory on May 12th, 1881 in Scullyville.

Her son Stephen died in 1885, and she died in 1891. Her son, John, described her as his hero.

I have attached a photo taken in the early 1980s to this memorial of when my cousin Coleen Vaughan Allen visited Amanda's grave. Even then, it had fallen over and needed to be held up. I visited the cemetery on 3/5/2016 (it is on private land, but is owned by my mother's 2nd cousin and her husband) and was unable to locate it. I believe I found the spot where it once was (I found a matching base), but the stone was either moved, crushed, or has sunk into the ground. The area around this portion of the cemetery (there are four portions, three of which are fenced in, and this was in the un-fenced portion between the Turner and McElhaney plots) has been greatly disturbed by both machinery and the weather. I have asked the owner to contact me should the stone be located so that I can pay to have it reinforced. The cemetery is on Choate Prairie road and owned by Mr. John Shirley; I would recommend writing to him asking permission to visit the cemetery before going.
(Contributed by Nathan Vaughan Marks )


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  • Created by: MillieBelle
  • Added: 21 Mar 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18539763
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Amanda Smith Napier Jones (1 Nov 1830–17 Nov 1891), Find a Grave Memorial ID 18539763, citing Turner McElhaney Cemetery, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by MillieBelle (contributor 46628380) .