Elisha, Sally, Phoebe, Rebecca, William R. (the
subject of this sketch),
John, Reuben, Benjamin, Eliza, Irene, Stephen and Obadiah,
of whom only William R., Obadiah and Reuben are now living.
They are the children of Obadiah and Nancy (Vaughn) Vaughn,
who died when William R. was about fourteen years of age, the
former being a farmer by occupation, and served under Gen.
Jackson in the War of 1812. After his father's death William
R. began working as a farm laborer, and in 1850 was married
to Miss Susan Yandell, a daughter of Williamand Molly A.
Yandell, immediately afterward removing to Scott County, Ark.,
where, in 1865, he unfortunately lost his wife, she leaving him
with six children: George R., William O., James A., Stephen H.,
John Z., and one that died unnamed.
Of these children only Stephen and John survive.
In 1866 Mr.
Vaughn took for his second wife Mrs. Luvicy (James) Jones,
relict of James Jones, and daughter of Clayburn and Jennie
James, but in 1887 this wife also passed from life, having borne
Mr. Vaughn six children: Sarah F., Jessie V., Cansady, Isaiah,
Benjamin F., and one that died in infancy unnamed. Of these
children all are dead except Sarah, Jessie, Cansady and Isaiah.
By his second wife Mr. Vaughn acquired 160 acres of land, of
which about 60 are improved, and on which he raises corn and
cotton, the former averaging fifteen bushels and the latter
one-half bale to the acre. In May, 1888, he was married a third
time, his wife being Mrs. Nancy E. (Rogers) Jones, widow of
William H. Jones, who died in 1881. To them one child has
been born, Riley Harrison. Mrs. Vaughn is a member of the
Free-Will Baptist Church, of which Mr. Vaughn was also
formerly a member. His youngest son by his first wife, John
Z., was born in Arkansas, in 1862, and at the age of eighteen
years began for himself, marrying, a year later, Miss Louisa
Cruse, who was born in Georgia, in 1859, a daughter of S.P.
and Melissa (Lamm) Cruse. John Z. and his wife have now
a family of live children: Stephen F., John Lawson (deceased),
Reuben, Jesse Lee and Alena Bell. Mrs. Vaughn died on
February 6, 1890, an earnest member of the Free-Will Baptist
Church. Her husband, on July 20, 1890, married Miss Louisa
Jones, who was born in Arkansas, in 1872, a daughter of W.
H. and Nancy E. Jones.
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