Joseph Elkanah Vaughan
Submitted by Barbara Bishop Stovall

History of Benton County
Formed from Washington Co., Arkansas (NW Arkansas)

Joseph Elkanah Vaughan,liveryman, and son of James and

Matilda (Rader) Vaughan, was born near Jonesboro,
Washington Co., Tenn., February 9, 1836. The father was a
native of Eastern Virginia, a mill-wright by occupation, and
the son of James Vaughan, Sr., who was also a native of
Virginia, but who moved to Hawkins County, Tenn., at a very
early period in the history of the State. Peter Rader, the
maternal grandfather of Joseph E. Vaughan, was born in Pennsylvania, and was of German ancestry. The subject of
this sketch grew to manhood in Washington County, Tenn.,
and spent some time in the livery business, at Wytheville, Va.,
where he was engaged in business at the opening of the late
Civil War. In the latter part of 1862 he was appointed to the commissary department, Confederate army, of Virginia, and
served in that State, Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee through the entire war, surrendering at Bristol, Va. After
cessation of hostilities he engaged in the livery business at
Bristol, Va., and after spending short periods in Kentucky
and Tennessee he came to Arkansas in 1871, locating in
Fayetteville, of that State, and engaged in his former business,
which he has continued up to the present, and at which he
has been very successful. Miss Mary E. Haun, daughter of Christopher and Mary A. (Scott) Haun, became his wife. She
was born in Tennessee, and by her marriage became the
mother of six children, three sons and three daughters: James
C. (manufacturer, of Atlanta, Ga.), Robert Lee, Cordie, Rufus A., Mollie
M., Daisy Ducker.

Mr. Vaughan, his wife and eldest son are members of the
Missionary Baptist Church, and she is a member of the
Ladies' Missionary Society of the same. Mr. Vaughan has
served in the city councils of Fayetteville, and he is a member
of the I. O. O. F.

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