VIRGINIA CHANCERY CASES - PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

Containing Vaughan Surname Before 1850


Note: The first part of this table includes Vaughan Estate cases in the LVA Chancery Case Index for Prince Edward County as of August 24, 2017. These cases are highlighted in green. The first part is organized by estate in order of the first case to appear under the estate. The second part of this table has all other cases in Prince Edward County containing a Vaughan and is organized in case order without any grouping.


Notes have been added as the case files are reviewed. These notes are not in much detail. The cases can be readily reviewed online. Additions, corrections or suggestions are welcome. David Robertson davidhr@hushmail.com


Vaughan Chancery Cases Before 1850

Index Number

County

Plaintiff(s)

Defendant(s)

Surname

Will

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James Vaughan m. Sally, widow of Joseph Mason

1793-019

Prince Edward Co

James Vaughan & Sally Vaughan, widow of Joseph Mason

Peggy Mason by Et al

Mason, Parkerson, Vaughan

 

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1792 Petition for dower and distribution. Joseph Mason d. 1789 intestate with one child Peggy. Plat 103 ½ acres: 43 3/4 acres dower; and 59 3/4 acre to orphan. [Pleadings mention a mother-in-law, but she does not receive anything from the estate.]

Richard Vaughan m. Mary widow of Josiah/Isaiah Jackson

1801-003

Prince Edward Co

Richard Vaughan & his wife Mary, late widow of Josiah Jackson

Exr of Josiah Jackson

Jackson, Vaughan

 

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1800 Petition for dower and distribution. Josiah Jackson’s children: Coleman Jackson, Millington Jackson & Sarah Jackson.

1804-011

Prince Edward Co

Coleman Jackson by Et al

Exr of Isaiah Jackson

Crute, Jackson, Vaughan

1794 Isaiah Jackson of Chesterfield Co VA

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1803 Petition. Isaiah Jackson’s children: Coleman Jackson, Millington Jackson & Sarah Jackson. The widow Miriam married Richard Vaughan [forfeiting her dower rights conditioned that she not remarry]. Dower was forfeited.

Jack Vaughan m. (1) Nancy widow of John Haskins and daughter of Christopher Walthall

Martha Ann Vaughan, dau. of Sally, widow of Christopher Walthall

1816-001

Prince Edward Co

Henry Walthall

Patience Walthall et al Exrs of Christopher Walthall

Haskins, Lockett, Vaughan, Walthall

1799 Christopher Walthall of Prince Edward Co VA

1814 Patience Walthall of Prince Edward Co VA

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Father Christopher Walthall died testate. Widow Patricia Walthall. Other sons John Walthall, Branch Walthall. Three daus. Nancy Walthall m. (1) John Haskins (2) Jack Vaughan, Elizabeth Walthall m. (1) Edward Haskins (2) Edmund Lockett & Obedience Walthall. Nancy died in the lifetime of her mother. Obedience died intestate in the lifetime of her mother. Patience Walthall has also died. Martha Ann Vaughan dau. of Sally Walthall, wife of Christopher Walthall appears in the case header. See case for more details.

Richard Vaughan m. Sally Oliver

1816-011

Prince Edward Co

Hezekiah Featherstone & Wife Et al

Waller Ford Exr of Mary Dupuy

Dupuy, Featherstone, Ford, Jackson, Oliver, Vaughan

 

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1809 Petition. Hezekiah Featherstone & his wife Polly, Richard Vaughan & his wife Sally, Curtis Jackson, admr. of his late wife Elizabeth Jackson, John Oliver & Benjamin Oliver. Mary Dupuy died testate in Nottoway Co. Left slave to Anne Oliver who has died a minor after Mary Dupuy. John Oliver, Benjamin Oliver, Polly Featherstone, Sarah Vaughan & Elizabeth Jackson are siblings of Anne Oliver.

1822-018

Prince Edward Co

John Oliver Et al

Samuel Ford, guardian of Ann Oliver

Crenshaw, Dejernete, Dupuy, Featherston, Ford, Gears, Jackson, Oliver, Overton, Vaughan

1793 Mary Dupuy of Nottoway Co VA

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< 1818 Petition for distribution. Hezekiah Featherstone & his wife Polly, Richard Vaughan & his wife Sally, Curtis Jackson, admr. of his late wife Elizabeth Jackson, John Oliver & Benjamin Oliver. Mary Dupuy died ca 1793. Gift of a slave to Ann Oliver, dau. of J ohn Oliver. Lydia Oliver, mother of Ann Oliver m. William Jackson and is now dec’d. Plaintiff’s are siblings of Ann Oliver.

Jack Vaughan m. (2) Martha widow of Thomas D. Ligon

1823-013

Prince Edward Co

Jack Vaughan & his wife Martha

Henry V. Watkins, admr of Thomas a Ligon

Ligon, Vaughan, Watkins

 

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Petition for dower and distribution. Thomas D. Ligon, former husband of Martha Vaughan d. intestate. He left three children Mary V. Ligon, James Ligon & Thomas Ligon. 484 acre plat and surveyors report in the file. There is no division of the land shown on the plat.

Jack Vaughan m. Martha Ligon, widow of Thomas D. Ligon and mother of Mary Ligon.

1837-005

Prince Edward Co

James D Ligon Et al

Betsy Ann Vaughan by Et al

Crute, Ligon, Vaughan

 

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Petition is missing. Estate of Mary Ligon. Plaintiffs: James D. Ligon, Thomas W. Ligon, Venable Crute & his wife Louisa & Mathew Vaughan. Defendants: Betsy Ann Vaughan, Elizabeth Vaughan, Matilda Vaughan & Samuel Vaughan. Jack Vaughan is gdn. for the minor defendants. Estate divided into ten parts 2 each to James D. Ligon & Thomas W. Ligon; and 1 each to the other parties.

1839-017

Prince Edward Co

Thomas W Ligon Et al

Henry N. Watkins, Admr of Mary V Ligon

Crute, Ligon, Lockett, Vaughan, Watkins

 

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See 1837-005. Petition. Mary V. Ligon is sister of the whole blood to the Ligon plaintiffs and of the half blood of the remaining parties. Betsy Vaughan now married to Stephen Lockett. Each of the 10 lots was worth $1185.

Thomas Vaughan m. Lenia Ellington, dau. of Mat John Ellington

1823-016

Prince Edward Co

Thomas Vaughan & Wife Lenia

John Deshazor & his wife Patricia, formerly Ellington

Deshazor, Ellington, Farley, Vaughan, Yarborough

 

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1817 Petition. John Ellington d. testate. Daus. Francis Farley & Elizabeth Farley, Polly Yarborough, Mourning Ellington & Patience Ellington. Widow Elizabeth Ellington. Children William Ellington, Creed Ellington & Lenia Ellington, Patricia Deshazer. Estate divided into 5 shares distributed to William F. Ellington, John Deshazor, Thomas Vaughan, John W. Ellington, Creed Ellington. Elizabeth released her doer rights.

James Vaughan m. Sally Mason dau. of ____ Mason and Sally Hudson

Francis Vaughan m. Magdeline Mason dau. of ____ Mason and Sally Hudson

1835-017

Prince Edward Co

Thomas Hudson

Edmund Locket, Sheriff Admr. of Estate of John Hudson

Angel, Bennatt, Brown, Bruce, Burton, Carter, Clark, Clay, Dejernett, Doswell, Eanes, Fowlkes, High, Hudson, Jeffreys, King, Knight, Law, Leigh, Locket, Mason, Meriwether, Miller, Moore, Morgan, Roberts, Robins, Seay, Vaughan, Wootton

 

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124 pages. 1824 petition. [Note: This case is very complex in determining who are all the parties and how they are related. From what I can gather, Robert Hudson died without children. He had six? siblings: four of the whole blood and two of the half blood. A number of his siblings predeceased him.

Whole Blood

John, dec’d, Edmund Locket, Sheriff Admr.

Elizabeth Hudson, widow, Lane Overton, Macness Rowtile? & his wife Polly, Thomas Hudson, & Lemuel Furguson & his wife Sally.

William, dec’d

Children: John B. Hudson, Robert Hudson, Thornton Hudson, Thomas Robins and Nancy his wife, formerly Hudson, Richard High & Judith his wife formerly Hudson.

Edward, dec’d (Thomas C. Clarke, admr with will annexed)

Sally m. _____ Mason, dec’d

John Law & his wife Polly formerly Mason, James Vaughan & his wife Sally formerly Mason, Thomas Doswell in right of his wife Elizabeth. Also Francis Vaughan & his wife Magdeline formerly Mason, James Miller & Patsey his wife formerly Mason, Thomas Moore & his wife Susannah formerly Mason.

Half Blood

James, dec’d (Amelia Co)

Eaton, William, Irby, Mary/Polly (wife of William Morgan) & Rebecca (wife of Edward Bruce)

Thomas (of Amelia Co.)

1846-006

Prince Edward Co

William Doswell Et al

H N Watkins Et al

Doswell, Hudson, Mason, Miller, Moore, Philips, Taylor, Vaughan, Watkins

 

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Plaintiffs: William Doswell, Thomas Doswell, Allen Phillips & his wife Elizabeth M. formerly Doswell, Morris Taylor and his wife Mary formerly Doswell, children of Thomas & Elizabeth Doswell, dec’d. Elizabeth was one of the children and heirs at law of Sally Mason, formerly Sally Hudson, a daughter of Robert Hudson, dec’d. [the prior companion case states Sally is a sister of the whole blood to Robert Hudson].. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

Zedekiah C. Vaughan (of Charlotte Co.) m. Anna Wilbourne dau. of William W. Wilbourne

1843-029

Prince Edward Co

William W. Wilbourne

William F Gaines

Gaines, Lee, Margaret (Slave), Moss, Vaughn, Welborn, Welbourne, Wilbourne

 

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Injunction to stop sale of slaves. William W. Wilbourne loaned slaves and property to Zedekiah C. Vaughan who m. his dau. Anna in Nov 1840... Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1845-030

Prince Edward Co

William W Wilbourne

Winfree & Williamson]

Vaughan, Wilbourne, Williams, Williamson, Winfree, Winfree & Williamson]

 

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Debt involving Z. C. [Zedekiah C.] Vaughan. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1774-004

Prince Edward Co

John Vaughan

William Ford Et al

Anderson, Ford, Ford Anderson & Ford], Vaughan

 

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Debt. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1788-002

Prince Edward Co

Nicholas Vaughan

Robert Walton

Vaughan, Walton

 

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Debt. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1798-003

Prince Edward Co

Legt(s) of James Griffin

William Baldwin & Wife

Baldwin, Bauldin, Collicott, Davis, Griffin, Hawkins, Johnson, Knight, Mason, Nance, Rowlett, Stampen, Trammill, Vaughan, Wiltsher, Wootton

1777 James Griffin of Prince Edward Co VA

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77 pages. Vaughan not found in the first few pages. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1801-004

Prince Edward Co

William Singleton

Edmund D Ford

Ford, Harrell, Leneve, McGehee, Singleton, Vaughan, Whitwort

 

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Land Dispute. 15 Jan 1796 deposition by Nicholas Vaughan. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1803-013

Prince Edward Co

James Vaughan

Edward Hudson Exr

Hudson, Nash, Vaughan, Walker

 

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Suit about a bond. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1805-001

Prince Edward Co

James Vaughan

Thomas Jeffries & Co]

Jeffries, Thomas Jeffries & Co], Vaughan

 

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Suit about a debt. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1805-014

Prince Edward Co

Coleman Jackson by Et al

Arthur Jackson Et al

Clarke, Crute, Jackson, Phillips, Rice, Vaughan, Walton

 

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See 1804-011. Sale proceeds divided 3 ways.

1809-009

Prince Edward Co

William Keeling

Fawleigh Kendall

Dejarnet, Dejernatt, Dupuy, Keeling, Kendall, Pegram, Perkinson, Vaughan

 

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40 pages. Business dispute. File includes affidavit of James Vaughan. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1810-007

Prince Edward Co

James Vaughan, Adms of Hampton Wade

James Vaughan Et al, Adms of Hampton Wade Et al

Baird, Gooch, Jeter, Johnston, Stokes, Vaughan, Wade, Webb

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Contract Dispute. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1810-018

Prince Edward Co

Thomas Bradshaw & Wife Et al

Benjamin Borum Exr

Bagby, Borum, Bradshaw, Dickerson, Foster, Ham, Leaton, Moses (Slave), Seat, Vaughan

 

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52 pages. Estate of Edmund Borum, dec’d. Vaughan not found in the first few pages. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1812-007

Prince Edward Co

Essex Worsham

Owen Smith Et al

Akin, Akin & Hannon], Bayne, Betts, Booker, Borum, Coleman, Dunnavant, Ellett, Ellington, Elliott, Foster, Fowlkes, Hamblen, Hannon, Hobson, Hutson, Nunnelly, Pemberton, Penick, Piller, Smith, Vaughan, Waddell, Wootten, Worsham

 

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191 pages. Suit about a debt. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1813-018

Prince Edward Co

Harwood Cary

Isham Rice

Allen, Baker, Cary, Gilchrist, Rice, Thackston, Vaughan, Wilson, Womack

 

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43 pages. Contract dispute. 7 Jul 1812 Affidavit of Zedekiah Vaughan. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1813-023

Prince Edward Co

Edmund Booker & Wife

Exrs of Robert Foster

Booker, Crute, Dickerson, Foster, Jones, Vaughan

 

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39 pages. Estate of Robert Foster. Suit against former guardian. 28 Dec 1811 affidavit of Dr. Jack Vaughan. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1822-022

Prince Edward Co

Admr of Absolom Farmer

John Hurt Et al

Atkinson, Booth, Clarke, Craddock, Cunningham, Dillon, Farmer, Foster, Hurt, Jeter, Lockett, Motley, Nunely, Nunnelly, Pettus, Pulliam, Rice, Vaughan, Webster, Willard, Williamson, Wright

 

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58 pages. Contract dispute about a distillery. Vaughan not found in the first few pages. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1829-019

Prince Edward Co

Samuel Cary & His Wife Mary Ann

Joseph Berry and Thomas Vaughan, excr or admr of Forest Farly, who was admr. of Joseph Farley, Abraham Hatchett & Joseph Fowlkes

Berry, Cary, Farley, Fowlkes, Hatchett, Vaughan

 

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No petition in file which consist mainly of subpoenas.

1831-031

Prince Edward Co

George R Motley

Children of Richard Marshall

Eens, Marshall, Motley, Motly, Vaughan

 

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Henry N. Vaughan was one of the commissioners.

1835-001

Prince Edward Co

Peter Foster & Wife Et al

Adms of America Todd, Admr of Peter Jones Et al

Bass, Branch, Featherstone, Foster, Harrison, Jones, Knight, Miller, Perkinson, Smith, Todd, Vaughan, Webster, Westbrook, Wilkinson, Womack

 

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504 pages! Vaughan not found in the first few pages. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1837-012

Prince Edward Co

William White & Co]

Thomas Gibson Et al

Anderson, Booker, Branch, Burge, Cox, Ford, Fowlkes, Francisco, Franklin, Gibson, Godsey, Johnson, Ligon, Raine, Randolph, Redford, Rowton, Taylor, Vaughan, White, William White & Co]

 

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237 pages. Debt. Willis Vaughan ca 1812 involved. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1837-057

Prince Edward Co

Robert B Gibson

William White & Co]

Anderson, Booker, Cox, Davis, Ford, Fowlkes, Francisco, Franklin, Fretwell, Gibson, Godsey, Johnson, Ligon, Lockett, Overton, Pearce, Pettus, Raine, Randolph, Redford, Routon, Strong, Taylor, Vaughan, White, William White & Co], Wilson, Woodson

 

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95 Pages. Debt. Vaughan not found in the first few pages. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1838-012

Prince Edward Co

Joseph Baker

Agnes W. McRoberts, William L Morton

Baker, Butt, Crawford, McRoberts, Morton, Oswald, Pattillo, Rice, Vaughan, Wood

 

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104 pages. Bond. Vaughan not found in the first few pages. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1841-047

Prince Edward Co

Owen H Tucker

John W Wilson Et al

Farrar, Farrar & Vaughan], Matthews, Pilkerton, Tucker, Vaughan, Wilson

 

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29 pages. Debt. Stephen C. Farrar and Henry M. Vaughan merchants. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1843-001

Prince Edward Co

Henry E Scott

Thomas a Morton Et al

Alexander, Day, Fowler, Hobson, Lyle, Madison, Marshall, Mitchell, Morton, Nelson, Rice, Richardson, Scott, Vaughan, Warwick, Watkins, White

 

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107 pages. Debt of Charles Morton, dec’d of Buckingham Co. Vaughan not found in the first few pages. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1844-003

Prince Edward Co

Clement C Read

Henry N Watkins Et al

Read, Rice, Vaughan, Venable, Watkins, Wood

 

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Petition. Clement C. Read, James D. Wood, Nathaniel E. Venable & Francis Vaughan . John Rice and his wife Judith A. W. Rice executed a deed dated 8 Apr 1843 to Henry N. Watkins for the benefit of sundry creditors. Subsequent deed to plaintiffs. Dispute as to the amount that is the excess... Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1846-015

Prince Edward Co

Monroe R Flippin

James Nunnally Et al

Flippin, Flournoy, Nunnally, Vaughan, Witt

 

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49 pages. Debt. Vaughan not found in the first few pages. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1847-014

Prince Edward Co

Jesse Michaux Shff & Archbald Vaughan

Merrit H Steger Et al

Allen, Almond, Almond & Ranson], Anderson, Bruce, Chappell, Farmers Bank of Virginia], Hellmand, Hilliard, Michaux, Nash, Price, Price & Anderson], Ranson, Rice, Steger, Thomas B & M V Rice], Tuggle, Vaughan

 

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Debt. Vaughan not found in the first few pages. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1847-024

Prince Edward Co

Henry Jackson by Et al

John H Smith Et al

Farmers Bank of Virginia], Jackson, Labby, Long, Partin, Peters, Smith, Sowers, Vaughn, Wilkinson

 

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96 pages. Three slaves conveyed in trust to A. Vaughan that grantor did not have title to. Suit to recover. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1849-002

Prince Edward Co

Elizabeth R Pettus Widow Et al

Admr of William White

Fretwell, Lockett, Overton, Pettus, Vaughan, White, Woodall, Woodruff

 

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Estate of William White. George W. Vaughan commissioner. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

1849-016

Prince Edward Co

Thomas Ballow

John Thackston

Ballow, Blanton, Boatwright, Cole, Daniel, Farmville Seminary, Fournoy, Furguson, Hawkins, Hilliard, King, Martin, McGehee, Partin, Read, Scott, Southall, Thackston, Vaughan, Venable

 

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207 pages. Partnership dispute. Stopped. Further research may be warranted.

Compiled By: David H. Robertson, 159 Hickory St., Roswell, GA 30075 davidhr@hushmail.com