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 William A. Vaughan

William A. Vaughan

Birth
Colchester on the Severn, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Death 19 Mar 1921 (aged 84)
Stronghurst, Henderson County, Illinois, USA
Burial Carman, Henderson County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 49441702 · View Source
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WILLIAM A. VAUGHAN: William A. Vaughan, pioneer resident and well known citizen of Henderson County, died at the home of his son, H.N. Vaughan two miles west of Stronghurst March 11th. The deceased was born at Colchester, Md Oct.12, 1836, being in his 83rd year at the time of his death. In the fall of 1837 his parents moved to Ohio by wagon and in the spring of 1838 made the journey by water to Illinois shore of the Mississippi River opposite Ft. Madison, Ia., where the father died and the mother and children lived until 1844. During the year the widow married Risden Kirby of Carman with whom she and the children lived until 1872 when she died.

Mr. Vaughan began business as a farmer and cattle trader at the early age of 15 years and in a few years had accumulated sufficient money to enable him to invest in land. He added to his real estate holdings from time to time until he and his two sons became the owners of more than a thousand acres.

Mr. Vaughan married in 1858 to Miss Mary Twilley and to this union the following children were born: William of Carman; Mary Jane, who died at the age of eight years; and Wilhelmina who died in infancy. Mrs. Vaughan died in 1869 and in 1872 Mr. Vaughan married Miss Melissa Morey. To this union the following children were born: Luella, who married James Marsden and died at Carman aged 31 years; H. Newton Vaughan, the well-known farmer and cattle breeder of this vicinity; and Lanzita, who died at the age of 16 years. The mother of these children died Nov.16, 1905. During the last few years Mr. Vaughan has made his home with his son H. Newton.

Mr. Vaughan was a member of the M.E.Church at Carman and for many years belonged to the official board of the church. He was also a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellow fraternities. Funeral services were conducted at the Carman M.E.Church with interment in the Carman Cemetery.

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  • Created by: No Reins
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49441702
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William A. Vaughan (12 Oct 1836–19 Mar 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49441702, citing Carman Cemetery, Carman, Henderson County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by No Reins (contributor 46595053) .