Kentucky: A History of the
State, Perrin, Battle, Kniffin, 8th ed., 1888, Jefferson Co.
ROBERT VAUGHAN was born near Frankfort, Ky., April
1828, and is a son of Walker and Fannie (Blackwell)
natives of Franklin and Anderson Counties; their
were from Virginia, and of English origin. Robert
and educated in Franklin County, and in 1847 went
natti and studied medicine, graduating from the
in 1849. He commenced practice in New Castle, Ky.,
there a short time, and in 1851 came to Louisville,
in the drug business, which he continued three
or four years. He
entered the army, in 1862, as captain of Company
Kentucky (Federal) Infantry, and in January 1863,
to lieutenant-colonel. Among the battles in which
he took part
were Fort Donelson, Shiloh,Siege of Corinth, Chickamauga,
many minor engagements.
At Shiloh he was severely wounded in the head, and
mauga 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,
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