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Vaughans Vaughns Mentioned
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Abigail (Barger) Vaughn
Fielding Vaughn
Mary A. Vaughn
Richard Vaughan
B. A. Vaughn
H.S. Vaughn
Mary A. Vaughan
Robert Vaughan
Burrell Vaughan
Hiram C. Vaughan
Mary C.Vaughan
Sallie C. Vaughn
Burrell A. Vaughan
Irwin M. Vaughan
Mary (Turner) Vaughn
S. C. Vaughan
Columbia Vaughan
James Vaughan
Matilda Vaughn
T. W. Vaughan
Dora Vaughan
Kitty (Wilson) Vaughan
Mattie Vaughan
Thomas Vaughan
E. W. Vaughan
Louisa (Shoemaker) Vaughan
Minerva Vaughan
Unnamed Vaughn
Elisha Vaughan
M.C. (Vaughan) Beadles
Mojeska T. Vaughn
W. N. Vaughn
Elizabeth (McDaniel) Vaughn
Mary (Vaughn) Lewis
Mrs. Vaughn
Walker Vaughan
Fannie (Blackwell) Vaughan
Malinda Vaughan
Reuben Vaughn
William Vaughan



Willie T. Vaughan




A History of Kentucky Baptists From 1769 to 1885, Including More Than 800 Biographical Sketches, J. H. Spencer, Manuscript Revised and Corrected by Mrs. Burilla B. Spencer, In Two Volumes.  Printed For the Author.  1886.  Republished By Church History Research & Archives 1976 Lafayette, Tennessee. Vol. 2, p 101 [Unknown County]

BLACKSTONE L. ABERNATHY preached a short time within the bounds of Bracken Association.  He succeeded William Vaughan, in the pastoral care of Lees Creek church, about 1828.  He succeeded in leading off a majority of its members to the Campbellites, with whom he was afterwards identified.


A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 4th ed., 1887, Marion Co.

SAMUEL AVRITT, attorney at law, was born in 1842, and is the third of eight children born to John and Elizabeth M. (Tucker) Avritt.  His grandfather, John Avritt, came from Virginia in boyhood and settled in Marion County (then Washington), married a Virginia lady named Vaughn, and reared a large
family of children, John Avritt, Jr., being among the younger.  The latter with his wife, Elizabeth Avritt, nee Tucker, came from Virginia to Kentucky in the pioneer days, the grandfather, John H. Tucker, being
a minister, and both he and his wife were killed by Indians in Fort Tucker, Adair County.
John and Elizabeth Avritt reared a family of eight children, all of whom are living in Marion County.  Samuel Avritt, a native of Marion County, was educated at St. Mary's College, and entered upon the study of law at the age of twenty-one under the tutorship of Gov. Proctor Knott; was admitted to practice in the year 1865, since which time he has been a member of the Lebanon bar, taking front rank as a lawyer.  George C. Avritt, a younger brother of Samuel, is also a member of the Lebanon bar, having been in
practice since 1870.  In 1868 Samuel Avritt married Miss Mary, daughter of J.G. Phillips, Sr., and has one daughter, Laura E. Avritt.


A History of the State, Battle, Perrin & Kniffin, 4th ed., 1887, Cumberland Co.

JAMES A. BAKER was born October 7, 1848.  His father, Albert T. Baker, also a native of Cumberland County, was born October 24, 1821.  November 5, 1844, he was married to Miss Mary A. Vaughn, a daughter of James and Abigail (Barger) Vaughn, the former of Virginia, the latter of Pennsylvania.  This marriage was blessed by five children: Robert F., James A., Amanda (wife of E. Emmons), Bettie (wife of E.O. Grissom) and Louisa (wife of William M. Binns), of whom Robert died aged eight years.  The
first farm owned by Mr. Baker consisted of 100 acres, on Crocus Creek, where he lived (until 1870) twenty-five years.  He next owned a farm of 200 acres, one and one-half miles northeast of the first, where he remained until 1876, selling out and removing to another farm, on Crocus Creek, of 325 acres, where he remained until 1881.  At this time he removed to Burkesville, and at present lives with his son, James A. Baker.  James Baker, grandfather of James A. Baker, was born in Chesterfield County, Va., and was brought by his father to Cumberland County in 1806.  He was married to Miss Nancy Robinson, and they became the parents of nine children: Robert, Albert T., Lucy Ann (wife of Hugh Mitchell), Samuel K., Caroline (wife of Charles Wells), Feminine, James M., George F., Elizabeth (wife of John Edwards), four of whom, Robert, Feminine, Elizabeth and Lucy Ann, are now dead.  Every year, for eighteen years, he went to New Orleans, on a flatboat, by way of Cumberland, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, 2000 miles,
and three times walked back through the wilderness.  Mrs. Baker, in life a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, died in 1846, aged about forty-two years.  Mr. Baker next married Miss Susanna Grigsby, in Chesterfield County, Va.  His death occurred in 1858; his wife's in 1855, and in life they were members of the Baptist and Christian Churches, respectively.  Thomas Baker, of English origin, and great-grandfather of James A. Baker, was also a native of Chesterfield County, Va., and was married there to Miss Nannie Elliott.  They were the parents of four sons and four daughters.  The family immigrated to Cumberland County, Ky., in 1805, where, upon the death of his first wife, Thomas Baker married Miss
Elizabeth Robinson.  James A. Baker, a native of Cumberland County, in youth received a moderate business education, and, until twenty-one years of age, followed agricultural pursuits, remaining at home with his father.
In 1870 he began selling goods in Amandaville by clerking, and in 1871 continued the same for his uncle in Burkesville, where he remained five years.  In 1875 he began traveling for a wholesale notion and fancy goods firm in Louisville, which was his business until in December, 1885, when he bought out the stock of T.M. Grissom & Co., in Burkesville.  The stock of $3,000 consists of groceries, queensware, hardware and tinware, and he has a thriving business and a good trade at Austin, Texas.  February 8, 1882, he was united in marriage to Miss Cora Lee Cunningham, a daughter of James B. and Jenny (Parks) Cunningham, of Newbern, Dyer Co., Tenn.  Mr. and Mrs. Baker have two little boys: Joseph Harrell and Robert Arthur.  Mr. Baker is a member of the Baptist Church, and a Democrat in politics, while Mrs.
Baker is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, Kniffin 1st ed., 1885
Reprinted 1972 by Kentucky Reprint Co., Murray, KY. Graves Co.

J.N. BEADLES, Graves County, cashier of the Bank of Mayfield, was born March 6, 1825, in Pittsylvania County, Va.  He is a son of Louis Y. and M.C. (Vaughan) Beadles.  The father was born in Caswell County, N.C. He died April 28, 1838, aged fifty-seven.  He was a soldier in the war of 1812.  The mother was born in Amelia County, Va.; she died February 15, 1840, aged fifty-seven; J.N. Beadles was reared on his father's farm and attended the schools of the neighborhood.  In May, 1843, he came to Mayfield and engaged in merchandising; this he continued until January 1, 1860.  He had also been acting cashier of the Mayfield branch of the Bank of Ashland, and in 1864 he moved this bank to Paducah; the following year it was transferred to the First National Bank of that place.  In December, 1866, he went to New Orleans, where he was engaged in a general commission business till February, 1882, when he returned to Mayfield, and with the Hon. Lucian Anderson organized the Bank of Mayfield, of which he became cashier.  This position he now fills.  Mr. B. was married September 19, 1850, to Miss M. L. Eaker, of Graves County; this lady died fourteen months later, leaving an infant who followed her mother in a few days.  His second marriage took place April 27, 1858, to Miss C.C. Mayes, of Caldwell County.  She died January 10, 1862, leaving one son, Robert  M.  His third marriage was August 28, 1866, to Mrs. Mary (Mayes) Thompson, widow of Col. A.P. Thompson and daughter of Richard L. Mayes, of Mayfield, who was one of the most eminent lawyers of his day.  Mr. and Mrs. B. are members of the Baptist Church.



A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B, Rockcastle County

Benjamin K. Bethurum was born in Rockcastle County, Ky., in 1817.  His father, David Bethurum, a native of Pennsylvania, came to Kentucky at an early date and settled in what is now Rockcastle County, where he lived a farmer the remainder of his life.  His wife, Margaret (Kincade) Bethurum, was born in Virginia.  They were the parents of eight children, viz: Mary, Sarah, James and Matilda (twins), Benjamin K., Joseph G., Nancy and Porter.
Benjamin K. Bethurum was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools; he has followed farming from boyhood.  In 1858 he was elected county judge of Rockcastle County, and was re-elected in 1862.  He then held no office until 1880, when he was elected county attorney of his county and
is the present encumbent [sic] of that office.  February 14, 1839, he married Lucy A., daughter of James and Mary (Vaughn) Lewis, of Rockcastle County.  To this union have been born six children, viz: Mary J., David, James, Margaret, Charlie and Alice.  Mr. and Mrs. Bethurum are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Mr. Bethurum is also a member of the F.&A.M. fraternity, and in politics is a Republican.




Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904, pp 571-572 [McCracken]

ELI G. BOONE, a well known citizen of Paducah, Kentucky, who is a large real estate dealer and insurance man in this city, was born here May 2, 1852, a son of Richard T. and Lucy (Willett) Boone.
Richard T. Boone was born in 1824, in Todd county, Kentucky, a son of Hick Boone, of Virginia, and died at Paducah in 1894.  His wife was born at Corydon, Indiana, where her father, George Willett, was
an early settler from Maryland, and she was reared in her native state.  About 1847 she accompanied a relative, Eli Gaither, by way of flatboat, to Paducah, where she met and married Richard T. Boone.
Here the parents of our subject lived during the remainder of their lives, the mother dying in 1896, aged sixty-five years.  They had a family of eleven children, and five of these, three sons and two daughters, are still living.  Richard T. Boone was a contractor and builder, and met with business success.  He was a man of excellent mental caliber and occupied prominent positions in city and county. In politics he was a Democrat and served several years as city marshal, and later as county magistrate.  In religious belief he was a Universalist and a man of the highest moral character.  For many years he was prominent in Masonry and was the first Knight Templar in Paducah.  Few men were more sincerely respected than was Richard T. Boone.
Eli G. Boone was reared at Paducah, and was educated in the excellent schools of this city.  At the age of seventeen he began his business career in the capacity of clerk in a grocery store, and was thus employed for eleven years.  Mr. Boone then embarked in a real estate business, later adding an insurance department, and has met with very satisfactory success.  Like his father he is identified with the Democratic party, and has served in a number of the local offices.  In 1885 he was city assessor, and in 1895 was tax collector.  For eighteen years he has been a member of the board of education.
In 1898 Mr. Boone was married to Miss Mattie Vaughan, who was born in McCracken county, Kentucky, and is a daughter of S. C. Vaughan, a retired citizen of Paducah.  For twelve years Mr. Boone has been an active worker in the Christian church.  He holds fraternal relations with the orders of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Honor.



A History of Kentucky, Embracing Gleanings, Reminiscences, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Statistics and Biographical Sketches of Pioneers, Soldiers, Jurists, Lawyers, Statesmen, Divines, Mechanics, Farmers, Merchants, and other leading men of all occupations and pursuits by William
B. Allen, Bradley & Gilbert, Louisville, KY, 1872. Reprinted 1967 by the Green County Historical Society. p. 394. Green county.

Mr. Silas Burks was quite a noted man in the early history of Green County.   He was more famed as a pugilist than for any other quality he possessed, having had more fights than perhaps any other man in the county, and often with the stoutest men.  He whipped, on one occasion, Jenkens Asten, a great fighter, and much his superior in point of size.  Burks took, it is said, a foul start upon him, which soon made him cry "enough."  Burks weighed, in his best days, about one hundred and seventy-five pounds, and was one of
the best made men for strength and activity I ever saw.  He was a perfect stranger to fear.  He was apt to get the start of any one with whom he fought, and was generally the champion even with those of superior size.  
He was once badly whipped by Reuben Vaughn, the father of Fielding Vaughn, Esq., a worthy and respectable citizen of this county, who yet survives, at the age of about seventy years.  The last fight Burks had was about the year 1814 or 1815, with Robert Barrett, a maternal uncle of the writer. Barrett, by an unfortunate blow, in the beginning of the fight, knocked out the eye of Burks, or, rather, so injured it as to destroy the sight.  Burks was the agressor in the affair, and the result seemed to have humbled his
pride and ambition in matters of the sort. Mr. Burks, though a farmer, paid but little attention to that sort of business.  He was much given to the sports very common at that day, horse-racing and gambling, and was a good judge of horses and a successful jockey trader.  He died from home, some thirty years ago, at the age of about seventy-five years.



History of Daviess County, Kentucky, Inter-State Publishing Co., Chicago, 1883.  Reprinted by McDowell Publications, Utica, KY, 1980.  p. 676.

HENRY ELLIS was born in Goochland County, Va., Dec. 2, 1837.  His parents were Hezekiah and Eliza J. (Henley) Ellis, natives of Virginia.  They had three sons and two daughters, Henry being the eldest.  He was but six years old when his father died.  His mother then married Robert Martin and they had two children, one girl living.  Henry was reared on a farm, and at the out-breaking of the war he enlisted in Company F, Twenty-third Virginia Infantry, and remained in the service until the close of the war; was in many battles and was wounded several times.  After the close of the war he returned to Virginia and followed the carpenter's trade until 1868, when he came to Daviess County, Ky., and worked for W. W. Shoemaker at his trade until his marriage to Columbia Vaughan, Nov. 25, 1869.  She was born on the farm now owned by Fielden Lacklin, in Masonville Precinct, and was a daughter of Burrell A. and
Louisa (Shoemaker) Vaughan, old settlers of Daviess County.  After his marriage Mr. Ellis rented a farm near Masonville two years, then bought his present farm.  He and wife have five girls--Gertrude, born Oct. 7, 1870; Ella J., born Nov. 25, 1873; Mamie L., born Dec. 15, 1875; Katy, born Dec. 25, 1878; Effie M., born Nov. 6, 1881.  Mr. Ellis owns a fine farm of ninety-two acres.  He and wife are Baptists and both members of the Sugar Grove church.  In politics he is a Democrat.  Mrs. Ellis's father, Burrell A. Vaughan, enlisted in Captain Noel's company, Confederate cavalry, and was killed at the battle of Cumberland Gap, near Bowling Green, Ky.  W. H. Ellis, brother of Henry, resides in Masonville Precinct.  He was also in the late war.  Enlisted in Company H, Forty-sixth Regiment Virginia Infantry; was wounded at the battle of Petersburg, Va.




Biographical Cyclopedia of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, John M. Gersham Co., Chicago - Philadelphia 1896, Southern Historical Press 1980. Green County

WILLIAM NATHAN FOSTER, an able lawyer of Greensburg, Kentucky, son of John Stanford Foster and Eliza Fulks, was born December 18, 1857, in Green County, Kentucky.  He was educated in the country schools of Green County and in the academy at Canner [sic - Canmer], Hart County, Kentucky.  After
leaving school in July, 1881, he taught in the Green County District schools for three years; read law with Judge Towles of Greensburg; received license January 1885, and began to practice in January, 1886, in
partnership with his brother, Robert L. Foster, and this arrangement continued until the fall of 1886, when it was dissolved on account of his brother being elected county attorney.  He is a Republican and a member of the Republican National League Club, and of the Baptist Church.  He married, December 10, 1891, Miss Sallie C. Vaughn of Green County, daughter of W. N. Vaughn and Amanda Moore.  She was educated at the Greensburg high school, graduating in 1883, and is a member of the Methodist Church.  They have one child, Herman S., born June 25, 1895.
John S. Foster (father) was born in 1882 in Orange County, Virginia, and was educated in the county schools there.  He came with his parents, in 1831, to Green (now Taylor) County.  He was a farmer and originally a Henry Clay Whig, but in 1856 became a Republican, and was one of the four men in Green County who voted for Abraham Lincoln in 1860.  He is a member of the Baptist Church; married Miss Eliza Fulks in February, 1845, and they celebrated their golden wedding in 1895.
J. S. Foster is a son of Josiah Foster and Biddie Mitchell of Orange County, Virginia.  Josiah Foster was in the War of 1812.  He was the son of Robert Foster, who came to America from Scotland in 1773; settled in Orange County, Virginia, and married Annie Monroe in 1778.
Mrs. Eliza Fulks Foster (mother) was a daughter of Nathan Fulks of Culpeper County, Virginia, and Fannie Richardson of Prince Edward County, Virginia.  Eliza Foster was born September, 1822, and was educated in Virginia and Kentucky.  She came to Kentucky with her parents in 1835, when they settled in Green County.  She is still living on the farm, eight miles west of Greensburg, on Green river, and is a devout member of the Baptist Church.  By her marriage with John S. Foster she had nine children, eight of whom are living:  Josiah Foster, who joined the Federal army when sixteen years old, in October, 1862, and served until the close of the war, and is now a farmer in Green County; James E. Foster, also a
farmer in Green County; Mary E., wife of W. J. Sidebottom, a Green County farmer; Alice wife of N P Gunun of Summerville, Kentucky; William Nathan, lawyer, Greensburg, Kentucky; Robert L. was three times elected county attorney, the youngest the state has ever had.  He was considered one of the best lawyers of his age in Kentucky.  He was born February 22, 1859; died April 20, 1895; Sallie, wife of S. T. Gorin; Fannie, wife of J. S. Mears, and John Marshall Foster, farmer of Green County.
Nathan Fulks (father of Mrs. Eliza Foster) was a son of Jackson Fulks of Ireland, who settled in Culpeper County, Virginia, when a young man; came to America in 1767, and married Dora Robertson in 1775.



A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B
Lawrence County

MILTON FREESE, a miller of Lawrence County, Ky., was born in Medina County, OH., November 10, 1819.  His father, John Freese, was associated judge of Medina County, was a native of Kinderhook N.Y., was a school-teacher and the tutor of Martin Van Buren.  He settled in Ohio about 1800.  Milton Freese
came to Kentucky in 1847, settled at Prestonburg, and had charge of a coal mine for a Cincinnati firm.  In 1861 he entered the army as a cavalry wagon-master, under Gen. John L. Williams, but was soon taken prisoner.  In 1863 or 1864 he located in Louisa, and at first was engaged in steamboating on the Big Sandy and Ohio Rivers.  He is now proprietor of the Louisa Roller Flouring-Mills, which have a capacity of seventy-five barrels per day.  In 1848 Mr. Freese married Miss Minerva Vaughan, of Prestonburg, daughter of Burrell Vaughan.  This lady died in 1865, and in November, 1867, Mr. Freese married Miss Kate McGuire, of Louisa daughter of Nicholas McGuire.  To his first marriage were born three children: Mary, Kate and Frank; to the second have also been born three children: Fannie, Sallie and Charlott.  Mr. Freese served as Postmaster at Prestonburg for several years.  He is a Freemason, and is one of the prosperous business men of Lawrence County.



Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B
Johnson County

DANIEL M. HAGER was born in Johnson County, Ky., July 9, 1840, and is a son of Daniel and Violette (Porter) Hager, natives of Virginia.  Daniel Hager settled in Floyd County, Ky., which county he represented in the Legislature one term; he also served as county judge two terms.  John Hager, grandfather of our subject, was a native of Germany, and came to America as a British soldier during the Revolutionary war.  Daniel M. Hager received such educational advantages as the common schools of his neighborhood afforded.
He passed his life on a farm until twenty-one years of age, when he kept store for six months, after which he spent two years in Salyersville, Magoffin County.  In 1863 he enlisted in the army under Col. John M. Brown, and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant Major.  At the close of the war he returned to Paintsville, Johnson County, and engaged in merchandising.  In 1866 he married Mary I. Borders, of Johnson County, who died in 1873, leaving two children, George and Samuel P.  In 1877 Mr. Hager married
Mojeska T. Vaughn, of Johnson County, a daughter of Judge H.S. and Mary (Turner) Vaughn.  She died in 1886, the mother of three children, Eugene, Virgie S. and Robert B.  Mr. Hager is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in politics is a Republican.


 

A History of Kentucky Baptists From 1769 to 1885, Including More Than 800 Biographical Sketches, J. H. Spencer, Manuscript Revised and Corrected by Mrs. Burilla B. Spencer, In Two Volumes.  Printed For the Author.  1886.  Republished By Church History Research & Archives 1976 Lafayette, Tennessee. Vol. 2, pp 72-74 [Hardin County]

SQUIRE LaRUE HELM, D.D., has been a prominent actor in the public enterprises of Kentucky Baptists, since 1837.  He has been pastor of  several churches in the most important towns and cities of the State,
and has held various positions of trust and responsibility in the  denomination.  But it appears more fit to give a sketch of his life in connection with Salem Association, than in any other relation. In the early history of this body, his ancestors were prominent actors, and among its churches, he began his labors in the ministry.  His grandfather Thomas Helm, was of Prussian extraction, and emigrated from Virginia to Kentucky.  He settled in Hardin county, while the Indians were still roving in the surrounding forests, making it necessary for the white settlers to dwell in forts.  His father, George Helm, was about seven years old when brough by his parents to Kentucky.  He was a prominent citizen of Hardin county, which he represented in the Kentucky Legislature, in 1813, '14 and '16.  In 1814, he resigned his seat in the
Legislature to take a position of General Thomas' staff, and was in the battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815.  The maternal grand-father of S. L. Helm was John LaRue.  He was of French extraction, and was an early settler in what is now LaRue County.  He was an Elder in a Baptist church, and a citizen of great moral worth.  LaRue county was named in honor of him.  From his posterity has sprung the following Baptist preachers:  S. L. Helm, A. W. LaRue, John H. Yeaman, W. Pope Yeaman, and Robert Enlows.
S. L. Helm, the eighth child and fourth son of George and Rebecca Helm, and a younger brother of the late Governor John L. Helm, was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, May 16, 1816.  His father having died in
Texas, whither he had gone on a business speculation, which involved the loss of most of his estate, while his son Squire was a small boy, the latter was raised on a farm by a widowed mother, and had few educational advantages.  At the age of seventeen years, he was apprenticed to a tanner, and at the end of three and a half years, went into the business of tanning on his own account.
In the summer of 1814, he professed conversion and was baptized by Jacob Rogers, into the fellowship of Severns Valley church, the first organization of the kind that existed in Kentucky, and of which his
parents and grand parents had all been members.  By that church he was licensed to preach, December 31, 1836.  The following year, he was a member of the convention that formed the General Association of Kentucky Baptists.  About the time he was licensed to preach, he entered the school of Robert Hewett, at Elizabethtown, where he received most of his schooling.  Having been invited to take charge of Mt. Pleasant church, at Brandenburg, he was ordained in that church by William Vaughan, John L. Burrows and F. F. Seig, April 7, 1838.  In May, 1843, he took charge of the church at Mayslick, in Mason county.  He preached there seven years and baptized over three hundred.  In 1850 he accepted a call to Sharpsburg, preaching half his time to that church, and devoting the other half to the labors of a missionary.  He took charge of the church at Owensboro, January 1, 1852.  Here he labored till August, 1854, when he accepted a call to East church, in Louisville, which he served one year, acting as Secretary of the American Indian Mission Association, during the same period.  He baptized something over 100 that year.  In August, 1854, he accepted a call to the church at Covington, where he ministered five years, during which about 250 were added to the church. 


 
A History of Kentucky Baptists From 1769 to 1885, Including More Than 800 Biographical Sketches, J. H. Spencer, Manuscript Revised and Corrected by Mrs. Burilla B. Spencer, In Two Volumes.  Printed For the Author.  1886.  Republished By Church History Research & Archives 1976 Lafayette, Tennessee. Vol. 2, pp 385-386.  [Warren County]

SHANDY A. HOLLAND.  Few men have been more warmly loved while living, or sincerely lamented when dead, than this meek and consecrated servant of Christ.  He was born in Warren County, Ky., Dec. 10, 1815.  At the age of 23 years, he professed faith in Christ, and was baptized into the fellowship of Salem church, in Christian county, by Robert Rutherford.  Of this church he remained a member, except during one brief interval, until his death.  After serving his church as deacon, for a short time, he was licensed to preach, in November, 1845.  This involved him in great anxiety.  Feeling that he had no right to decline this duty, imposed by his church, and yet deeming himself unqualified to discharge it, he would often spend a whole night in weeping and pleading with God for direction and assistance.  But the church was constantly more strongly convinced that he was called of God to preach the gospel.  On the 3rd of
August, 1847, he was ordained to the full work of the ministry, by Reuben Ross, Samuel Baker, Robert Williams, R. T. Anderson, Elisha Vaughan and R. W. Nixon.  The pastoral charges to which he was called, were the churches at Concord and South Union, in Christian county, Mt. Zion in Todd county, and Graysville.  These relations were pleasant to the pastor, and profitable to the churches.  In addition to his pastoral labors, Mr. Holland devoted much time to preaching, gratuitiously, to the destitute.  As he was eminently prosperous in his secular business, he devoted whatever he received for his ministerial labors, to objects of christian benevolence.  He was a business man of superior capacity, and without seeming to neglect his ministerial duties, he acquired an ample fortune.  But his worldly possession and his business talents were consecrated to the cause of Christ.  He was active in all the benevolent enterprises of his association, and contributed liberally to their support.  He finished his early course, June 13, 1872.




A History of Kentucky Baptists From 1769 to 1885, Including More Than 800 Biographical Sketches, J. H. Spencer, Manuscript Revised and Corrected by Mrs. Burilla B. Spencer, In Two Volumes.  Printed For the Author.  1886.  Republished By Church History Research & Archives 1976 Lafayette, Tennessee. Vol. 2, pp 101-102 [Bourbon County]

JOHN HOLLIDAY labored much longer within the bounds of Bracken Association than any other preacher who has ministered among its churches.  He was a grandson of the famous old pioneer preacher, Thomas Ammen, of Tates Creek Association.  He was born April 24, 1797.  His father being a reckless, dissipated man, he grew up with very little education, and what was still worse, he followed the paternal example, till he was thirty years of age.  He was converted under the ministry of Robert M. Batson, and baptized into the fellowship of the church, at Millersburg, in Bourbon county, in the spring of 1828.  He commenced exhorting, with great zeal, immediately.  He was elected a deacon of the church, the following September, and licensed to preach a few months later.  He was ordained to the ministry, by William Vaughan and Walter Warder, January 30, 1830.  Jacob Creath, Jr., was present, and desired to take part in the ordination; but was prohibited from doing so, on account of his Campbellite proclivities.
Mr. Holliday was called to the pastoral care of Millersburg church, in 1832, and continued to fill that position, except during two brief intervals, till 1862 - a period of thirty years.  Soon after his ordination, he was called to the care of Pleasant Spring church, located between Millersburg and Carlisle, to which he ministered about forty years.  In 1842, he gathered the church at Sharpsburg, which he served about five years.  Besides those already mentioned, he was pastor, at different periods, of the churches at Two Lick and Mt. Olivet, in what is now Robertson county, Beaver Creek and Union, in Harrison, Poplar
Plains, in Flemming [sic], Irvingsville and Locust Grove, in Nicholas, and perhaps some others.  His last pastorate, which he resigned in 1876, on account of failing health, was at Locust Grove.  After this he
labored in protracted meetings, and on other occasons, as his failing strength would permit.  He died at his home in Carlisle, Oct. 7, 1881.
Mr. Holliday's gifts were scarcely above medium; but they were diligently used, and were consecrated by a warm, cheerful piety and a spotless life; and his labors of more than fifty years, were abundantly blessed of God, to the good of his race.



A History of Kentucky Baptists From 1769 to 1885, Including More Than 800 Biographical Sketches, J. H. Spencer, Manuscript Revised and Corrected by Mrs. Burilla B. Spencer, In Two Volumes.  Printed For the Author.  1886.  Republished By Church History Research & Archives 1976 Lafayette, Tennessee. Vol. 2, pp 136-138 [Taylor County]

VELORIOUS EDWIN KIRTLEY, son of Elijah L. Kirtley, and a descendant of an old Welsh family which has produced many Baptist preachers, not less than seven of whom have lived in Kentucky, was born in what is now Taylor county, Ky., April 9, 1818.  His father having lost his property, he was brought up to hard labor on a farm, and with only a few weeks' schooling.  In May, 1837, he united with Pittmans Creek church, being baptized by John Harding.  After he was converted, his desire for education was greatly increased.  Accordingly he applied himself to study by firelight, at night, while he labored hard by day.  This patience he kept up till he arrived at his 21st year.  After this we went to school and taught school alternately, until February, 1839, when he entered Georgetown College.  Here he worked his way through an attendance of fifteen months.  Having been licensed to preach, at Pittsman Creek, in Jan. 1839, he was ordained at Frankfort, Dec. 25, 1841, by Wm. Vaughan, J. M. Frost and George C. Sedwick.  He immediately took charge of Big Spring church, in Woodford county.  He was also pastor of Providence church, in Anderson county, and preached once a month to each of the churches at Hillsboro and Salvisa.  In 1844, he took charge of the churches at Bardstown, Mill Creek and New Salem, all in Nelson County.  He served these churches, till 1848, when he accepted a call to the church at Owensboro, to which he ministered two years.  In 1851, he accepted an agency for the Kentucky and Foreign Bible Society. 
In this position he labored four years.  In March, 1854, he took the pastoral charge of the church at Danville, and served it four years, building it up from 33 to 125 members, of whom he baptized 80.  On
leaving Danville, he took an agency for Indian Missions, which he prosecuted only a few months, when failing health forced him to desist from traveling.  He then improved a small farm near Springfield, and
remained on it during the War, preaching meanwhile, to the churches at Hillsboro, Bethlehem and Haysville, in Washington county, and Lebanon, in Marion. In 1865, he took charge of the church at Bardstown, and at the same time became Principal of the Baptist Female College, at that place.  After occupying these positions three years he moved to Lebanon, where he took charge of the church, and built up a female high school, of which he continued Principal, five years. In 1874, he took the pastoral care of the church at Stanford, in Lincoln county, and Hardins Creek, in Washington.  In 1876, he accepted an agency for Domestic and Indian missions, and filled the position six years, closing in 1882.
Mr. Kirtley is an eminently practical man, in the prosecution of his religious enterprises, whether in the pastoral office, at the head of a denominational school, or prosecuting a financial agency.  He possesses remarkable physical strength and powers of endurance; and few preachers in Kentucky have performed so much hard labor as he, and equally few, perhaps, have labored to better advantage.  He has been engaged in almost evry enterprise of the Baptist denomination in Kentucky, and has been blessed with good success in them all.  In the pastoral office, he thinks he has baptized over 1,000 converts.  He has raised money to aid in building several church houses, as those at Portland, Crab Orchard and Bethlehem, and to repair those at Bardstown, Mill Creek, Lebanaon, Haysville and Owensboro.  He raised $8,000 to establish Danville Female Academy, the same amount for Bardstown Female College, and $10,000 to establish Lebanon Female College.  He supposes he has collected for missionary and other benevolent enterprises over $150,000.  At the age of 65, he is hale and strong, and appears as zealous in the Master's cuase as in the days of his youth.



A History of Kentucky Baptists From 1769 to 1885, Including More Than 800 Biographical Sketches, J. H. Spencer, Manuscript Revised and Corrected by Mrs. Burilla B. Spencer, In Two Volumes.  Printed For the Author.  1886.  Republished By Church History Research & Archives 1976 Lafayette, Tennessee. Vol. 2, pp 189-190.  [Logan County]

AARON BRIGHTWELL KNIGHT is also among the elderly ministers of Long Run Association.  He was born in Todd county, Ky., Feb. 24, 1824.  He professed conversion during an extensive Revival in Russellville, under the preaching of Wm. Vaughan and J. M. Pendleton, in 1841, and was baptized into the fellowship of Russellville church, by Samuel Baker, in 1842.  In 1845, he graduated at Center College, in Danville, Ky.  Being licensed to preach, by the Russellville church, in 1846, he went three years to Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey.  He was ordained to the full work of the ministry, in 1850, after which he served Salem church, in Christian county, for a time. In 1858, he accepted a call to the care of Burks Branch church at Simpsonville in Shelby County.  Between this church and that of Burks Branch, he divided his time equally, till forced to resign the care of both, on account of impaired health, having served the alter [sic] 23 years, and the former, 10 years.  He was Moderator of the Long Run Association, from 1865 to 1877.  He was Moderator of the General Association, in 1863.



History of Daviess County, Kentucky, Inter-State Publishing Co., Chicago, 1883.  Reprinted by McDowell Publications, Utica, KY, 1980.  p. 689.

FIELDEN LACKLIN was born in Masonville Precinct within a mile of where he now lives, Jan. 10, 1847.  His parents were James and Louisa (Shoemaker) Lacklin.  The former was a native of Clark County, Ky., and came with his mother to Daviess County when a young man.  He was married here to Louisa Shoemaker, a native of Virginia.  They settled in Shelby County, Ky., a short time; then settled on a farm in Masonville Precinct.  She was a member of the Baptist church.  They had six children, five sons and one daughter.  Fielden was the fourth of their six children.  He was but two years old when his father died.  His mother married B. A. Vaughn.  He was killed in the late war, at the battle of Beach Grove, Tenn.  He was a member of Captain Noel's Confederate cavalry, from Daviess County.  Mrs. Vaughn remained on the old homestead with her son Fielden until her death, April 5, 1877.
Fielden is still residing on the old homestead.  He married Dora Barger, March 3, 1881.  She was born in Russell County, Ky., June 10, 1863.
Mrs. Lacklin is a member of Baptist church at the Sugar Grove church.  Mr. and Mrs. Lacklin have two children--Zilpha and Zelma (twins), born Jan. 21, 1882.  Mr. Lacklin is a member of the Daviess County Grangers. He owns a fine farm of 126 acres, 115 under cultivation.  Politically he is a Democrat.  His mother, Mrs. Vaughn, and husband had five children, three living--Columbia, now Mrs. Ellis; William L., born Aug. 18, 1856, residing with Mr. Lacklin; and Mary A., now Mrs. J. W. Cottrell.



Kentucky: A History of the State. Perrin, Battle & Kniffin, 2nd ed.,1885,
Webster Co.

SIDNEY CARTER MOORE, Webster County, was born September 25, 1826, in Person County N.C., where he was reared to manhood;  he removed to Hopkins County, Ky., in 1850, and in 1852 came to Webster County, where he now resides.  His father, Richard R. Moore, a native of North Carolina, died about 1836, at the age of forty-five years.  He was the son of John Moore, of North Carolina.  Richard R. married Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Evans, of North Carolina, and to them were born David R., Thomas E., subject and William P. Subject's mother subsequently married Samuel Yarbrough, and to them were born DeWitt C., and Elizabeth (Jones).  October 21, 1847, our subject married Miss Ann J., daughter of John and Sarah (Davies) Lunsford of Person County, N.C. (born August 14, 1831); this union has been without issue, but Mr. Moore is rearing two orphans: Mary Adelia and Irwin M. Vaughan. Subject followed farming very successfully until 1863, since that time he has found profitable employment as merchant, broker, general trader and real estate agent, all of which have contributed to a handsome competency.  In politics he is a Democrat and the family are members of the Christian Church.




County of Christian, Kentucky.  Historical and Biographical.  Edited by William Henry Perrin.  F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, pp. 390-391.
Hopkinsville City and Precinct.

THOMAS MORROW, one of the early pioneers of Kentucky, came to Christian County from North Carolina in the year 1789, and settled a farm now known as Mount Vernon in the Mount Vernon or Yellow Horse Precinct; lived there until the date of his death about the year 1834.  The place afterward
became one of the voting precincts of the county, and has remained as such ever since.  Thomas Morrow had a family of four children, three sons and one daughter, none of whom are now living; but his grandchildren are scattered from New York to Texas, with several representatives in this county.  The eldest son of Thomas Morrow, Dr. T. V. Morrow, studied medicine, and graduated in that profession at Cincinnati, Ohio, where he afterward practiced, and where, in connection with Dr. R. S. Newton, he
founded the Cincinnati Eclectic Medical College, the first of that school of medicine in the United States, and one that has been in successful operation since.  Dr. T. V. Morrow died in Cincinnati about the year 1850, leaving a widow and several children, one of whom, Wooster Beach Morrow, is a distinguished member of the Cincinnati bar.  Another son of Thomas Morrow was Col. William Morrow, who, after the death of his father, acquired the old Mount Vernon homestead, where he lived until about 1847,
meantime building a new house, which he painted yellow, and thus arose the name of "Yellow House Precinct," which it still bears.  Col. William Morrow served for some time as Colonel of the Kentucky Militia.  He was also elected to the lower house of the Kentucky Legislature, and represented Christian County in that body for one or more terms.  About 1847 he removed from Mt. Vernon to Fairview, and there established a store, sold off lots to the settlers, and afterward procured the incorporation of the town.  In 1854 he removed to Princeton, Ky., and there died in 1864.  His widow and four children - three sons and one daughter - are still living.  The youngest son, Dr. P. A. Morrow, went to New York City twenty years ago, being then but sixteen years old, without means or a single acquaintance, there began the study of medicine, and has become an eminent practitioner in said city.  With Thomas Morrow, in 1789,
came James Vaughan, and settled on a farm adjoining Mt. Vernon, where he lived to be a ripe old age.  Richard Vaughan, his son, is now engaged in business in Fairview, and is regarded as one of the most worthy citizens of the county.



History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin,  O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882.  p. 797.
[Nicholas County]  [Upper Blue Licks Precinct]

CHARLES T. NEAL, farmer, P. O. Davidson; was born in Nicholas County, Dec. 9, 1836.  His grandfather, John Neal came from Virginia about 1820,  settled in Bath County, as a farmer; he died in Nicholas about 1845, aged eighty.  Henry Neal, father of Charles T., came from Virginia when sixteen
years of age; married Martha Powell, now living in Nicholas, aged seventy-eight.  Charles T. Neal married, Oct. 24, 1861, Helen C., daughter of Thomas and Kitty (Wilson) Vaughan, he has four children: Pickett B., aged seven; Nora V., five; James W., three and Addie H., one.  He served one month with John Morgan in the late war; he is a member of Fitchmonger (Masonic) Lodge, in which organization he holds the position of Secretary.  Himself and wife are members of the Christian Church at Mt. Zion, and
politically he is a Democrat.



County of Christian, Kentucky.  Historical and Biographical.  Edited by William Henry Perrin.  F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, p. 392.
Hopkinsville City and Precinct.

ROBERT W. NORWOOD was born in Jackson, Tenn., January 10, 1847.  His parents, Ignatius W. and Elizabeth (Huston) Norwood, were each born in Tennessee, and are still living in Jackson.  Robert W. is the youngest of four children born to these parents, all of whom are living, the eldest three living in Jackson, Tenn., viz.: John H., Samuel L. and Sarah E., wife of E. C. Johnson.  Robert W. was reared in Jackson, and before seventeen years old became a soldier in the Confederate Army, serving about one year, or until the close of the war, as a member of a Tennessee regiment, participating in the engagements at Columbia, Franklin and Nashville, Tenn., and Selma, Ala.  In 1867 he became agent for the Southern Express Company, and has been in their employ continously ever since, and located at Hopkinsville since 1872.  On the 5th of November, 1872, he married Miss Dora, daughter of Hiram C. and Mary A. Vaughan.  She was born in Montgomery County, Tenn., November, 1848.  They had had four children:  Bessie V., Mary L. (deceased), Robert W. and Norma Hamlin.  Mr. Norwood is an acceptable member of the Masonic order, Knights of Honor, Knights of Pythias, and the Golden Cross.



Kentucky:  A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed., 1886. Barren County.

ERASTUS LOGAN OWEN, a resident of Cave City, has been throughout his life engaged in agricultural pursuits.  He was nine years old when his mother died, and he continued to reside with his father, after whose death he went to Missouri, where he worked on a farm for one year; then returned home and took charge of the home place until the beginning of the war, when he enlisted in Company C, Sixth Kentucky Confederate Infantry, and with his command participated in the battles of Shiloh, Mission Ridge, Chickamauga, Stone River, Dalton, Kenesaw, Resaca, Pine Mountain, Peach Orchard, Atlanta, and Jonesboro, where he was captured by the Federals and kept a prisoner for a short time. After being
discharged he returned to his command, and was engaged as a scout until he was discharged, in 1865.  He then returned home and resumed farming on the home place of 130 acres, which he purchased.  It is improved with a comfortable dwelling, barns, orchard, and other conveniences.  September 19, 1878, he was united in marriage with Marinda C. Oldham; they are blessed in their union by the birth of two daughters: Eva, born December 2, 1879, and Cora, born January 22, 1882. Mrs. Owen in the daughter of John and Eliza (Crabb) Oldham, of Hart County, and was born December 7, 1858.  She and her husband are members of the Christian Church. Mr. Owen is a Master Mason in Cave City Lodge, No. 418.
Politically he is a Democrat, and takes some interest in politics.  His father, John G. Owen, who died in 1854, was a native of Barren County, where he resided throughout his life, with the exception of one year
spent in Illinois. He was twice married; first, to Miss Malinda Vaughan.  She died in 1844, leaving thirteen children, of which number Erastus Logan was the eighth.  Six are now living: Isaac S., James A., Fidelle
W., and Rebeca E. (Duke), Mary L. (Pulliam) and Erastus L. His second marriage, in 1847, was to Miss Nancy A. Gill, of Hart County.  She yet survives, aged, sixty-six years.  To this marriage have been born three sons: Lewis C., Joseph T., and John G., and one daughter - Caroline.
John G. Owen was descended from a family that was among the most respected of those who settled the old Virginia colony.  His father, James Owen, was of Scotch parentage, born in Virginia, and one of the first settlers in Barren County.





History of Trigg County, Historical and Biographical, ed. W.H. Perrin, F.A. Battey Pub. Co., Chicago, 1884. p. 251.  [Golden Pond Precinct]

C. H. SMITH was born June 20, 1820, in Wilson County, middle Tenn.  He is the son of James and Martha (Johnson) Smith.  The parents were also natives of the same county and State; the father died in 1876, aged seventy-five; the mother died in 1855, aged forty-nine.  Subject was reared on his father's farm.  He enlisted in 1846, in the Mexican war; served part of two years.  He then returned to Wilson County, and in the fall of 1847, he was married to Miss Matilda Vaughn.  She was born in the same county.  This
marriage has been bless with five children--two daughters and three sons.  In 1859 they moved to Trigg County, and settled where they now live on the Tennessee River.  Mr. Smith owns 300 acres of land, about 150 acres of which are improved.  Since coming to this land he has placed himself in comfortable circumstances by his constant and strict attention to business.




Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904,
pp 560-562 [McCracken]

JOHN HORACE TERRELL, deceased was born in Richmond, Virginia, March 12, 1815, and died in Paducah, Kentucky, in 1876.  He was a son of Chiles and Cordelia (Upshaw) Terrell, both natives of
Virginia.  His parents came to Kentucky in 1835 and settled on a farm at old Wilmington, the first county seat of McCracken county.  While his father resided on a farm, farming was incident in his life, for he was a pioneer school teacher, and teaching was his profession.  He was a well educated man and a very competent instructor.  Both he and his wife died here.
Their son, John Horace Terrell, received a fair education and early in life embarked in business of various forms.  As a speculator he was successful and eventually acquired large real estate possessions, much of which were farm lands, which deteriorated much n value in consequence of the Civil War.  Nevertheless he died leaving a fair estate, which under the excellent business management of his widow materially increased in worth.
In 1842 he married Miss Martha Grundy.  She was born in Washington county, Kentucky, December 6, 1824.  Her parents were George and Mary (Logan) Grundy, the former a native of Washington County, Kentucky, and the latter a native of Virginia.  Mrs. Terrell's paternal grandfather was John Grundy and her maternal grandfather was David Logan, and both were born in Virginia and were of Scotch descent.  George Grundy was a farmer by occupation and in 1837 he settled in McCracken county, Kentucky, locating on the property now known as Grundy Hill, two miles from Paducah.  Here he and his wife passed away in death.  They were Methodists in church faith, and numbered among the respected pioneers of McCracken County.  He died in 1840, aged about forty-eight years.  His wife survived him many years and died aged seventy-nine years.  While living in Washington county he served in the legislature of Kentucky
some two or three terms.  To him and his wife were born the following children: William, John, David, Benjamin, George, Robert, Thomas and Samuel, the sons, all of whom are deceased, and the daughters were Susan (now Mrs. Stone, of Louisville), and Martha (the widow of our subject), the daughters being the only survivors of the family.
To the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Terrell were born the following children: Mary C., widow of E. W. Vaughan; Susan, deceased; and Nannie, single and living with her mother in Paducah.
Mrs. Terrell is well known in Paducah, to which city she and her husband came in the year 1853, since when she has resided here.  She is respected for many excellent traits of character, both of mind and heart.  She bears her age well, retaining health and mental faculties to a remarkable degree, her recollections of earlier days being very entertaining.  Her life has been that of a consistent Christian, a member of the Presbyterian church.



Kentucky: A History of the State, Perrin, Battle, Kniffin, 8th ed., 1888,
Jefferson Co.

ROBERT VAUGHAN was born near Frankfort, Ky., April 6, 1828, and is a son of Walker and Fannie (Blackwell) Vaughan, natives of Franklin and Anderson Counties; their ancestors were from Virginia, and of English origin.  Robert was reared and educated in Franklin County, and in 1847 went to
Cincinnati and studied medicine, graduating from the Eclectic College in 1849.  He commenced practice in New Castle, Ky., remaining there a short time, and in 1851 came to Louisville, and engaged in the drug business, which he continued three or four years.  He entered the army, in 1862, as captain of Company I, Seventeenth Kentucky (Federal) Infantry, and in January 1863, was promoted to lieutenant-colonel.  Among the battles in which he took part were Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Siege of Corinth, Chickamauga, and many minor engagements.  At Shiloh he was severely wounded in the head, and at Chickamauga was wounded in the leg, leaving him a cripple for life, and the effects of which finally forced him to resign.
After the close of the war he engaged in the practice of medicine at Versailles, for fifteen years, and since 1883 has been in the general fire insurance business in Louisville.  He was married in 1853 to Miss Pauline Culver, a daughter of W. E. Culver, of Louisville.



History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin,  O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882.  p. 799.
[Nicholas County]  [Upper Blue Licks Precinct]

T. W. VAUGHAN, farmer, P. O. Davidson, born in Fleming County, April 14, 1848.  His grandfather, James Vaughan was raised in Nicholas County; farmer, died about 1830.  Thomas Vaughan, father of T. W., born and raised near the Upper Blue Licks; farmer, died June 20, 1873.  T. W. Vaughan married Feb. 2, 1873, Fanny, daughter of John and Lucinda (Chrisman) Clark, of Fleming County.  He is the father of two children, one of whom, Willie T., died in infancy, the other is still living, a bright boy of two summers.  Mr. Vaughan is part owner of the Upper Blue Licks Mill, a history of which appears elsewhere.  He is a member of Fitchmonger (Masonic) Lodge.  Himself and wife are members of the Christian Church
at Mt. Zion.  Politics, Democrat.




History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin,  O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882.  p. 783.
[Nicholas County]  [Ellisville Precinct]

JAMES VAUGHAN, farmer, P. O. Oakland Mills, was born in Lewis County, Ky., April 23, 1825, son of Thomas and Elizabeth (McDaniel) Vaughn, additional notes of whose life appear in the sketch of Thomas Vaughn, the brother of our subject.  Mr. Vaughn began life as a farmer and has so continued throughout life.  In 1851, he married in Nicholas County, Miss Mary A. Campbell, daughter of David and Matilda (Wills) Campbell.  Mr. Vaughn and wife are members of the Methodist Church, and he is a Republican.



History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin,  O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882.  p. 783.
[Nicholas County]  [Ellisville Precinct]

THOMAS VAUGHN, farmer, P. O. Blue Licks, was born in Lewis County, Ky., November 10, 1822, son of Thomas and Elizabeth (McDaniel) Vaughn.  Thomas Vaughn, senior, came from Pennsylvania at an early day and settled in Lewis County, Ky., where he passed through all the hardships incident to the life of the early pioneer, and where he prospered and died.  He was the father of ten children, eight of whom are living.  Our subject received the education afforded by the schools of his native county, and began life as a farmer, in which occupation he is engaged at present, owning a snug farm of ninety-eight acres.  April 2, 1846, he was married in Nicholas County, to Elizabeth Wilson, born in March 1828, daughter of
Thomas and Catharine (Croce) Wilson, of Virginia.  His wife is a member of the Christian Church at Stony Creek, and he is a Republican and a member of Blue Lick Lodge.







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