Children given for David and Mary Catherine (Anderson)
1. James Vaughan (b. February 10, 1781, Mecklenburg
m. Nancy Hatchett.
2. Willis W. Vaughan (b. February 14, 1788; d. December
Rutherford County, Tennessee)
m. Edith Gunn.
3. Pleasent Vaughan (b. 1793?; d. after 1882)
m. M. E. Dance, August 22, 1822.
4. Elizabeth Vaughan (b. July 9, 1790, Culpeper
d. August 9, 1845, Montgomery County, Indiana, buried in
END OF FAMILY GROUP SHEET
Child #1, James Vaughan. Most of the information
James seems to have come from a biographical sketch of
Granville H. Vaughan in A REMINISCENT HISTORY OF
THE OZARK REGION published by the Goodspeed Company
in 1894. This article states that Granville H. was born in
Rutherford County, Tennessee, in 1831, the son of "James and
Nancy (Hatchett) Vaughan, natives of the Old Dominion, the
former born in Mecklenburg..." There is no evidence that I
know of that David and Catherine (Anderson) Vaughan ever
were in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, and, in fact, there is
every reason to suppose that in 1780 (the time of James' birth)
they were living in Amelia County, so if it is correct that James
was born in Mecklenburg, then it is almost certain that he was
not the son of David and Catherine (Anderson) Vaughan.
WILLIS W. VAUGHAN b. Feb 14, 1788 d Dec 1861 Rutherford
Co., Tenn.; m Edith Gunn b Feb 7, 1787 in Amelia Co., Va. He
was in the 5th Regular Virginia Militia War of 1812. There were
PLEASENT VAUGHAN (male) b 1793; d after 1882; m
Dance Aug 27, 1822. He was the third ? child of David and
Catherine Vaughan. He applied for a pension in Sept. 1882 at
the age of 89 years for service in the War of 1812. His address
was given as Buffalo Lithia Springs, Mecklenburg Co., Va. It
was not granted by the Army.
Child #3, Pleasant Vaughan, born 1793, died after
VIRGINIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY, Vol.
19, No. 1, January-March 1981, there is a transcription
of a statement made in 1882 by T. D. Jessup of Mecklenburg
County, Virginia, who said that Pleasant Vaughan was born in Nottoway County in 1793. Apparently this is the Pleasant listed
on the FGS as a child of David and Catherine. Since I think
that David and Catherine were living in Nottoway County at
that time, possibly they were Pleasant's parents. However,
notice that the "wrong" David, i.e. one who died in Lunenburg
in 1825, had a son named Pleasant, who could be the one born
in Nottoway in 1793.
ELIZABETH VAUGHAN - [From Mary Gregg. I later learned
from the person who submitted this that the information publish-
ed in the Newsletter about Elizabeth Vaughan came largely, if
not entirely, from an UTTERBACK book. The submitter
generously furnished me with a copy of the passage pertaining
to Elizabeth Vaughan and Thompson Utterback, and I will use
that passage her instead of the summary that was published.]
THE HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF THE UTTERBACK
FAMILY IN AMERICA 1622 - 1937 BY WILLIAM 1.
UTTERBACK, A. M., MARSHALL COLLEGE, WEST VA. 70.
THOMPSON(5) UTTERBACK (Harman(4), Henry (3), John
Philip(2), Herman(1): b. July 15, 1785 on the old Germantown
site, Fauquier Co., Va.; after his marriage he lived on Bullock
Run in upper Culpeper Co., Va., on a farm deeded to him by his
father "for natural affection and good will" on March 23, 1812,
when the signing of the deed was witnessed by Thomas Spilman,
Martin Fishback, Dennis Hudson and Presley Rector; on May 2,
1818, he sold this land to William Hitt, whereupon he moved to
Hardin Co., Kentucky, where he entered land on Sandy Creek
and Orchard Knob, (now known as Silver Mine Knob), near Elizabethtown; in 1828 he moved to Montgomery Co., Indiana,
where he entered land in 1831, the deed of which the author has
a photostat showing the signature of Andrew Jackson; on Dec.
16, 1829, he is on record in Fauquier Co., Va., by "Power of
Attorney" to have drawn by lot a negro slave, named Washington,
in the settlement of his father's estate; in 1852 he moved to Lucas
Co., Iowa,, where he d. May 1862 near Chariton; m. (1) Oct. 22,
1809, to Elizabeth ("Bettie") Vaughan, the marriage being
performed by Rev. William Mason at the famous "Old Gourd-
Vine Church" 12 miles north of the town of Culpeper; she was
b. July 9, 1790, on Bullock Run, Culpeper Co., Va.; was the dau.
of David and Catherine (Anderson) her father being a Revolutionary soldier through whom the author was made eligible for membership
in the S. A. R.. she d. Aug. 9, 1845, in Montgomery Co., Ind.; bur.
in Potts, Cem., near Crawfordsville, Ind.; he m. (2) Dec. 12,,1845
to Sophia Pickrell of Montgomery Co., Ind.; no issue by 2nd m.
202. Harmon Utterback, b. 1810;
m. (1) Anna Wilson;
m. (2) Lois White
203. Virinda Utterback, b. 1811;
m. Moab Martin.
204. Jantes Utterback, b. 1812;
m. (1) Martha Monroe;
m. (2) Roxana Strait
205. Martha Utterback, b. 1813;
m. George White.
206. William Utterback, b. 1817;
m. Keziah Walton.
207. Elizabeth Utterback, b. 1818;
m. Benjamin Quick
208. Vincent Utterback, b. 1820;
m. Nancy Cooley
209. Mary Utterback, b. 1822;
m. Thomas Baldwin.
210. Henry Utterback, b. 1826;
m. Amy Blankenship
211. Andrew Jackson (".Jack") Utterback, b. 1829
Waynetown, Montgomery Co., Ind.; enlisted in the Mexican
War in which he contracted measles and d. 1847 somewhere
in Mexico; bur. there; unmarried
DAVID VAUGHAN and MARY CATHERINE ANDERSON
David Vaughan - Born 1750 in Culpeper Co., Va.;
1760 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., Va.; died ca 1825
in Lunenburg Co., Va.
Mary Catherine Anderson, born 1748, sixth child
From Mary Gregg: My correspondent also enclosed
copy of a sheet of neatly typed notes with the following
information, for which she made no attribution, so probably
they were her own notes. Around the last two sentences of the
following paragraph, she had drawn a red line, and had writte ,
also in red, "Wrong David Vaughan." to indicate that the David Vaughan whose will is dated 8-22-1825 in Lunenburg Co., Va.
is not the one described in the rest of the paragraph. Below is
the information to which I just referred; I have enclosed in
brackets the "last two sentences" which she indicated to be
"the wrong David Vaughan":
FROM CORRESPONDENT'S NOTES:
DAVID VAUGHAN b. 1750 Culpepper Co., Va. and baptized 2-17-1760 at Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., Va. He served
in Captain Reuben Lipscomb's Company of the 7th Virginia
Regiment of Foot Soldiers commanded by Col. Alexander
McCleandon in the Revolutionary War. He joined a company
of Virginia Riflemen that made a forced march of 21 days to
(Mars) at Bunker Hill in 1787. David lived in Dinwiddie Co.,
Va. When he came back from the war he settled down in
Fauquier Co. He married Mary Catherine Anderson in 1780.
She was b. 1748 and was the sixth child of Jordan Anderson
born 1700 in England and who came to America in 1733.
[David's will was dated 8-22-1825 and son Willis Vaughan was named
executor of the will (will in Lunenburg Co., Va.) There were seven
But besides common sense and intuition, I have proof
existence of a David Vaughan in that part of Amelia which
became Nottoway, and I have proof of him in Nottoway with
a wife named Catherine, and I have proof from Nottoway
County records of the marriage (at unknown date, bur prior
to 1815) of David Vaughan and aty Anderson. [Nottoway
County records will be posted below.
Additional evidence pointing to an Amelia County
for these people is found on the Anderson side of the family.
In the notes mentioned above, it is stated that Mary Catherine
Anderson was "the sixth child of John Anderson, who was the
fourth child of Jordan Anderson born 1700 in England and
who came to America in 1733." I found a Jordan Anderson
mentioned in Amelia County records, though he seems
eventually to have settled in Cumberland County. He was the
son of James Anderson who was the son of Thomas Anderson
of Prince George and Surry Counties. I doubt that Jordan was
born in England, but it would not be unusual for a latter-day descendant to identify incorrectly the immigrant generation of
his/her ancestry.I believe that probably this Amelia-Cumberland
Jordan Anderson was, indeed, the grandfather of Catherine
who married David Vaughan. It is also in the notes that I find
the statement, "David's will was dated 8-22-1825 and son Willis Vaughan was named executor of the will (will in Lunenburg
Co. Va.) There were seven children." My correspondent had
circled this statement and had written, in red, "Wrong David 'Vaughan." I nevertheless looked up an abstract of the 1825 Lunenburg County will of David Vaughan and found that the
children he named were: Willis, Baalam, Pleasant, Robert,
James, Mary (married PERKINS) and Elizabeth (married CLARK).
What I think happened that resulted in the compiling of the
FGS we are studying is that someone has an ancestor with one
of these names, and that he searched around until he found a
will (David's in Lunenburg) listing a legatee with the name in
which he is interested. That having found the will, he then set
about tracing down the children named in the will and found
persons with some of the names - James, Willis, Pleasant and
Elizabeth, and just arbitrarily assigned them to the David who
made the will. In at least two of the four (Willis and Elizabeth),
I know he was wrong, and he may have been wrong about
DEEDS FOR DAVID VAUGHAN AND ASSOCIATES
NOTTOWAY COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Microfilm of Nottoway County deeds read at Memphis
Library, Fall 1989.
Nottoway County was created from Amelia 1787-1788.
Persons found in the early records of Nottoway will likely be
found, at an earlier date, in Amelia County.
(1:140) January 29, 1791. Isham Vaughan of Nottoway
Daniel Vaughan of county aforesaid...6 shillings current
money of Virginia and other valuable considerations for
133 acres in Nottoway County. Bounded: Charles Sallard's
line, Sydnors line...to the long Branch...south of David
Vaughan's spring branch...
Wit: Jno. E. Jackson,
William (+) Powel
/s/ Isham (+) Vaughan
February 3, 1791, proved by two of the witnesses, and "7th
day of April" by 'one other". [No dower relinquishment mentioned. mg].
(1:492) [Pale] October 1, 1795. David Vaughan and
his wife of Nottoway to John Shurfield, 80 pds. current money
of Virginia for 50 acres in county aforesaid on the north side
of long branch bounded by: Daniel Vaughan's line, John
Shurfield's line, Richd. Lipscomb's corner...
/s/ David Vaughan,
Catherine (C) Vaughan
Memo that Mr. Benjamin Bridgeforth is interested in the Mill
that is upon the within Land so far as to have all his Corn
ground in the sd. Mill tole free and likewise his succession
after his death is intitled to same priviledge as long as they or
their heirs live at same plantation and assist in keeping the
said Mill in repair... [This is pursuant to a contract between
David Vaughan and Bridgeforth. Mary Gregg]
/s/ John (X) Shurfield*
*I think Shurfield and Sheffield [also seen in Nottoway
County] probably were the same family. Mary Gregg
(2:382) February 1, 1803. Thomas (?McQue) of Nottoway
to John Vaughan of county aforesaid...60 pounds lawfull
money of Virginia...livestock...
/s/ Thomas (X) McQue(?)
Wit: David Vaughan,
Randolph (X) Simmons,
Acknowledged on February 3, 1803.
(2:455) September 10, 1803. William Vaughan of Nottoway
to Daniel Vaughan of said county, 100 pds. current money
of Virginia for property "now in the possession of the said
/s/ William (X) Vaughan
Acknowledged October 7, 1803
(4:113) October 4, 1810. Robert Sheffield of Nottoway
William Vaughan and John Sheffield senr. of county
aforesaid. Deed of Trust. Robert Sheffield owes William
Vaughan and John Sheffield senr. 450 pds. and he
mortgages negro woman Mary and five children: Si---y,
Griffin, Ritter, Ellick & Matt. Also "my land whereon I
now live" Also livestock, etc.
/s/ Robert Sheffield
Wit: George P. Sheffield,
Proved in Court December 6, 1810.
(4:345) February 17, 1808. John Bridgforth and Mary
Bridgforth his wife of Brunswick County [State not given]
to William Vaughan of Nottoway for 669 pds, 9 sh., 6 p,
387-1/2 acres in Nottoway on Hurricane Creek bounded:
Fargusson's line, Morgan's line, (?Milles) line, down the
long branch, Stairiback's line, Sheffield's line...
Wit: William Sheffield,
/s/ John Bridgeforth
John Sheffield, senr.
/s/ Mary Bridgeforth
April 7, 1808 - proved by William Sheffield and John
Sheffield, Sr. May 8, 1813 - acknowledged by John
(7:104) July 7, 1825. Whereas William Vaughan of
Nottoway County qualified as executor of the estate of
John Sheffield and Edmund Irby of said county became
his security ... William is desirous of securing the said
Edmund Irby...etc ... William puts land in trust ... All that
tract or parcel of land in Nottoway on which said William
Vaughan resides, 416 acres bounded by John Craddock,
John Morgan, Simon Sallard's estate, and William
Sydnor's estate. [There was a space for the name of William's
wife, but it was left blank. MG]
(7:155) July 7, 1824. William Vaughan and Rebecca
wife of Nottoway to William Bates of same, $91.00 for
18-1/8 acres, it being one fourth part of the tract of land
which Theoderick Wallace owned and resided on at his
death bounded by the other part of said land, the lands
of Fanny Wallace, James Williams, the heirs of Claiborne
Livesay, dec'd., the legatees of John Clark, dec'd., and the
land of William Bates which Susanah Sheffield holds a
dower right to...
/s/ William Vaughan
Wit: Spencer Jackson,
Acknowledged October 6, 1825.
(10:412) December 2, 1840. Catherine S. Vaughan
Susannah Vaughan of Nottoway to Anderson Vaughan
of said county, $334.00 lawful money of Virginia for all
their right, title and interest in the land belonging to their
father's estate, supposed to be (?)109 acres.
/s/ Catherine (?)S. Vaughan,
Susannah (X) Vaughan
Acknowledged December _, 1840.
[The father's name was not given. Mary Gregg]
From Mary Gregg:
From the above deeds, I judge that Daniel, David and
William Vaughan were closely related to each other, but
I found nothing to indicate what that relationship might be.
[From Mary Gregg: Mr. Hart pointed out that the date given is
date of the court record, and the marriage could have taken place at
any time previous to that date.
(p.194 of the 0rder Book) May 1815.
Daniel Vaughan married Sukey Anderson
_______ Hawks married Priscilla Anderson
David Vaughan married Caty Anderson
Henry Harp married Sally Anderson (dec.)
Freeman Eckles married Rebecca B. Anderson (dec.)
THE SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIAN, Vol. VII, No. 3, July
1989, p. 373. [A continuation of Mr. Hart's work. Mary Gregg]
(OB #9, p. 373) 6 April 1826
The heirs of Elizabeth Sheffield married as follows:
William Vaughan md. Rebecca Sheffield
David Bates md. Frances Sheffield
William Bates md. Elizabeth Sheffield
Archibald Butler md. Margaret Sheffield
William Clark md. Jane Sheffield, dec.
James Anderson Bible Submitted by John Hale Stutesman
James Anderson, born 3 March 1803 in Chesterfield
Virginia, died 14 July 1860 in Union Parish, Louisiana,
wrote an extensive "Family Record" in his Holy Bible, which,
he noted, had been "Given to James Anderson by his Father,
That record opened with a dramatic description:
Grandfather of James Anderson on foregoing page an
Englishman, left school on account of scant diet & migrated
That man, also a "James" Anderson, married Mary
before July 1715 when "George Jordan Senr. & Mary his
wife of Surry County, Virginia" conveyed land to "Mary
Anderson, wife of James Anderson of Surry County."
(b) He prospered there, married a second wife, Rebecca
Cook(c) and signed his will there in January 1750/51.(d)
His great grandson takes up this tale:
'His sons Ist by Miss Jourdan:
Thomas (b) lived in Dinwiddie county Va.
Jourdan (c) " " Chesterfield "
James (a) " " Savannah Geo.
John " " Notaway (Co.),Va.
Faith (married) Peleg Fergurson (lived) Notaway " Va.
and by a 2nd wife:
William 1/2 brother Dinwiddie " Va.
& daughters Moss & sister
The chronicler then ran out those lines:
(b) Thomas had (by 3 wives (I Kehrenhappuck)
Robin & Jourdan both deaf and dumb who moved west.
Lucy by Harod had [?]
Lydia Elder [Jackson, Boon] [lived in] Monroe [county]
Geo[rgia] Editor's Note: Lydia was apparently married
three times - to Elder, Jackson, and Boon] Lydia by I
[Elder?] had Robert, Neuman
(c) Jourdans sons by Mary Watkins
Ist Edward Anderson [married] Susan Oliver
2nd Charles Ann Allen
3rd died in childhood
4th John Fergurson
5th James Susan Brown
6th David Lucy Horsley
7th Doctor unmarried died
8th Jourdan Margaret Easter
9th Thomas Elizabeth Owen
10th Nathan Mariana Mayo
The lives of Jordan and Mary (Watkins) Anderson,
and their childrens' lives are recounted in much detail in my
book, SOME WATKINS FAMILIES OF VIRGINIA AND
THEIR KIN...(Gateway Press, Baltimore, 1989) The accuracy
of the Bible record is substantiated by the official records that
Edward Anderson married Susannah Oliver in 1775 in Sussex
County, Virginia; Charles Anderson made bond in Cumberland County, Virginia, in 1789 for his marriage to Anna Allen;
James Anderson made bond in Charlotte County, Virginia, in
1785 for his marriage to Susannah Brown; David Anderson
married Lucy Horsley in 1785 in Prince Edward County,
Virginia; "Doctor" Anderson died unmarried in 1785 in
Chesterfield County, Virginia; Jordan Anderson made bond
in 1785 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, for his marriage to
Margaret Eater; Nathan Anderson made bond in Chesterfield
County, Virginia, in 1785 for his marriage to Marianna Mayo.
The Bible record continues:
(c) Jourdan [Anderson] his Wife [was] Mary Watkins
of Edward Watkins of Powhattan, Va. his [Jordans] mother
[was] his father's Ist wife [who] was a Miss Jourdan.
Only a brief and uncertain note fills the space
in the "Family
Record" for the descendants of James Anderson, third son of
James and Mary (Jordan) Anderson:
(a) sons } of James
grandson } Th. W. [Anderson] of Twiggs Cr
grandaughters } Sam Murvain Prince Williams Parish
Beaufort D[istrict) S.C.
[Editor's Note: On another page of the bible is a listing for
Washington Anderson, birth date illegible, who married Margaret A.,
born Sept. 12th 1847, on Nov. 11th 1863. His 9 children and their
birth dates from 1864 through 1884 are listed, but many are illegible.]
(d) John [Anderson, fourth son of James and Mary
Anderson] had 3 sons and 9 daughters viz Armstead, William
& Allen. Sylla Hawk, Polly Nichols, Katy Vaughn, Susan
Vaughn, Sally Harp, Patsy May, Hannah, Lucy & Betsy
Faithy Fergurson [daughter of James and Mary Jordan
Anderson] had children Mary, John, Delphy, Betsy, William,
The chronicler then turned to the grandchildren
and Mary (Watkins) Anderson:
Ist son Edward had children
Thomas [married] Brock & Bibb
2nd Son Charles had children
Carey [married] Hamlet
4th son John had children
William [married] Rud
Faithy, & 2 other daughters
5th son James had children
Rebecca [married] Thompkins
& others dead
6th son David had children
Tarleton [married] Sally Davenport
Ledbetter [?perhaps this is Tarleton's Ist wife?]
Thomas [married] Bradley
James & others
8th son Jourdan had children
Thomas [married) F. Shans [Shaw]
Matthew B. Johns
Betsy Blankenship & Tucker
9th son T(h)omas Anderson & Elizabeth Owen had
James [married] P. N. Beall maiden, widow Gardner
Anna G. Allen
10th son (Nathan) had children
John [married] Davis
Philip S. Sparrow
James Anderson returned to his own line:
[Father] Thomas Anderson Born April Ist 1762
[Mother] Elizabeth Anderson, daughter of John & Armelle
Owen, born June Ist 1776
James Anderson Born March 3d 1803
[A handwritten note then states: This Book Given to James Anderson
by his Father (Thomas)]
He then concentrated on his own family:
James & Priscilla Neal Anderson were married on Thursday
7th Jany 1836 Priscilla N. Anderson, wife of J. A. (was) Born
June 28th 1810
J & P. N. A.'s children
1st Mary Alethea Anderson was born (Friday) December
2nd Thomas Watkins Anderson was born (Wensday)
September 19th 1838
3rd John Owen Anderson was born (Thursday) July
4th Grant James Anderson was born (Thursday) November
Amanda E. Anderson 2nd wife of James was born May
James & Amanda Elizabeth Anderson were married
1857 on Friday.
Dealing with the deaths, James Anderson recorded:
Elizabeth Anderson (maiden name Owen) died August 30th
Thomas Anderson (son of Jourdan Anderson and Mary
(Watkins) died (Monday) May 13th 1840
John Owen Anderson died Sunday 12th Sept. 1852
Priscilla Neal Anderson died Monday 23rd Jany. 1854
Another hand inscribed:
James Anderson died Saturday 14th July 1860 in Louisiana
buried Friday 27th
Editor's Note: There are additional children and
recorded in the above Bible.
These are notably the children from the first marriage
P. N. Beall (widow Gardner), wife of James Anderson, and
the death dates of several Anderson descendants following
the death of James Anderson in 1860. Much of this is illegible.
I believe that I might have confused some people
when I wrote
of the published belief that David Vaughan was born in
Culpeper County, but baptized 10 years later in Abingdon
Parish, Gloucester County. The purpose of this note is to make
it clear that I was writing about Abingdon PARISH, located in Gloucester COUNTY, which is a county located between the
York and Rappahannock Rivers, and on the eastern coast of
Virginia. It should not be confused with the TOWN of Abingdon, Virginia, which is the county seat of Washington County in south -western Virginia. The two - Abingdon Parish and the town of
Abingdon - are not the same thing and are not even near each
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