Saturday, August 31, 2013

BEV. BENJ. JAMES L. AND MABORNE VAUGHAN

st a note for those with whom I have searched for descendants of Benjamin, Beverley, James L. and Maborne Vaughan: While writing their biographical sketches, Their's rumors and their records taking parallel paths thru South TX. Considering the remoteness of the area and that it is a vast area with very, very, very few people at the time, the chances, tho slim, are more likely than not to be the paths of members of the same family. This is UPDATE to Beverley s bio:

In addition to the possibility that Beverley s son and brother were in the cattle business together, another Beverley Vaughan was in the area. In 1959 a Ben Beverley Vaughn died in Hale County, Texas, very near the spot where Beverley s brother, James L. settled, after the wars with Mexico were all done. The name Beverley Vaughan is sufficiently unusual to create a question about it showing up in the vast emptiness of Hale County, once a remote part of Bexar County—where stands the Alamo--and touches close to much of James L. Vaughan s war story and bounty lands. The last known word on a living James L. Vaughan appears near here in 1860 where he owns thousands of acres of ranchland in Kinney and Live Oak Counties, also carved out of Bexar. It could be more than a very fortunate coincidence that about the same time, back in Illinois, a cattle buyer named James H. Vaughan, Beverley s son who had survived the Mexican War, decided early on to become a stock broker in the area where cattle from Texas were being herded by the millions to Illinois for slaughter. In addition, stories persist that Beverley s nephews—sons of Maborne, the son of James L., farmed in the South Texas area.

If anyone cld find the family of Ben Beverley Vaughan of Hale County, TX, the chances seem way better than even that his folks are descendants of John and Nancy Callicott Vaughan. One note of caution if you search for them in South Texas—there are 2 other J. L. Vaughan ranches. 

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Tom and Jasper Vaughn Family

This Vaughan family found in 1880, TX and, since Jasper Leroy Vaughn is also
buried at Plainview Cemetery, I believe it is Tom Vaughn's family:

1880 Coleman Co, TX
p. 528, sheet 42 - 12 Jun 1880, #112/112
Jasper Vaughan 38 m head m MO TN TN cattle raiser
Nancy E. 32 f wife m TX GA AL
William 13 m son TX MO TX
Leroy J. 10 m son TX MO TX
John 8 m son TX MO TX
Frank 5 m son TX MO TX
Thomas 2 m son TX MO TX

Here is the Find-A-Grave information for Jasper Vaughn:

Jasper Leroy Vaughn
Birth: Mar. 1, 1842
Death: Jul. 11, 1913
Note: d. Plainview
Burial: Plainview Cemetery, Plainview, Hale Co, TX
Plot: Block 78 Space 1 Lot 6
Created by: ATK
Record added: Feb 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47470775

As a bonus, someone attached a copy of his death certificate!! I have
attached a copy of it. It names his father as William Vaughn, b. MO


death certificate Jasper LeRoy Vaughn



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James H. Vaughan

While it is possible that James H. Vaughn was a stock broker, I would like to add some facts about him; his sister MaryAnn; his brother Andrew; and, his mother Sarah Vaughn Brazzel. James H. Vaughn was born Feb 2, 1829 in Greene Co, Ind, the son of Beverly and Sarah Unk Vaughn; fought in the Mexican-American War; was discharged in New Orleans and made his way upriver to Jo Daviess Co, Illinois (which is the county that borders Wisconsin...a long way to ship cattle from West Texas). In 1850, James and Andrew were found as boarders in the home of Archibald Asbury. James H. married Elizabeth Monnier on Jun 1, 1856 in Jo Daviess County. In 1860 he is listed as a merchant there. Sarah Vaughn Brazzel came to Jo Daviess Co as a widow, as early as 1856 and soon after her daughter Mary Ann Vaughn joined them. Andrew married in Jo Daviess Co but we are unsure of his location after 1860. Mary Ann married there also and in the 1870s moved to Kansas where she died. Sarah Vaughn Brazzel died in 1861 and is buried in Citizens Cemetery and listed on her stone as mother of James H. James died Apr 16, 1867 in Jo Daviess Co and is buried in Citizens Cemetery. And Hale County, Tx is near Plainview and quite a distance from the Alamo in San Antonio. Stories are wonderful but documents are great for verification.

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