Samuel Vaughan
1750 to 1825
Submitted by Lisa Duitman

Samuel Vaughan was b. in 1750, most likely in Virginia. He married Mourning Hope sometime before 1795, most likely in Hanover Co, VA where they made their home for the next few years. He died 1825 in Russell Co, KY.

Mourning Hope was b. 1760 in VA, daughter of John Hope b. 1735 and Mary Pamplin. Mary died giving birth to Mourning.

The children of Samuel and Mourning--5 girls and 1 boy:
1. Frances Vaughan b. bef 1795 prob. Hanover Co VA
m. John Zachary on 6 Mar 1810 in Adair Co KY--
they had 7 children
2. Mary b. bef 1795 prob. Hanover Co VA
m.. John Dugan 6 Mar 1810 Adair Co KY
3. Margaret b 25 Apr 1796 prob. Hanover Co VA
m. William Woods Buster on 14 Nov 1814 Pulaski Co KY
had 10 children d. 13 Mar 1879
4. John b 1798 prob. Hanover Co VA
m. Elizabeth McFarland 15 May 1821 Adair Co KY--
had 9 children
5. Elizabeth Vaughan b 12 Apr 1805 Hanover Co VA
m. Micajah Hail in Pulaski Co KY on 11 Feb 1821--
had 14 children d. 24 Aug 1857 KY
6. Temperance Vaughan
m. Abraham Sublett

The text of "Recollections of Micajah Hail" reads as follows: copied
from the source at Pulaski Co KY Library "Recollections of Micajah Hail, about his ancestors, from the year 1804-1874" contains the following information:

"Samuel Vaughan, my wife's father, of Hanover County Virginia, married Morning Hope. They moved to Madison County Kentucky about 1805 and to Pulaski County in 1808 and to Russell County Kentucky in 1820. They had five daughters and one son: Francis who married John Zachary, Temperance who married Abraham Sublett, Mary who married John Dogan, Margaret who married William Buster, and Elizabeth, who married Micajah Hail, and John the son, who married Elizabeth McFarlin.

Samuel Vaughan was of honest report, a good citizen, an industrious farmer. In his young days, he read more than common farmers. He was good company, that is a good conversationalist, of good information, and he was a good neighbor. If a man wronged him or deceived him, he wished never to have any more dealings with him. His wife was an affectionate wife and mother, a good housekeeper, a pious member of the Baptist Church.

His property at his death was worth about $2700.00 or  $2800.00.

"Above was written by our grandfather Micajah Hail."
Samuel Vaughan went from VA to KY around 1805 and bought 100 acres in Cumberland Co KY (Bk 9, p 140 Jillson.) This region is now in Russell CO which was formed in 1825 from Adair, Cumberland and Wayne Counties. Samuel died the year it was formed. His son John Vaughan paid the taxes on 250 acres on the Cumberland River in 1826. Samuel's widow-- Mourning Hope Vaughan paid the taxes in 1827. This area was known as Long Bottom along the Cumberland River.   Much of Long Bottom is now submerged since the dam was built which forced the cemeteries to be relocated.

In the Russell CO Will Book 1, p 69-71, 1831
Inventory is listed of Samuel Vaughan's estate:

1 yellow boy named Feleminan 450.00
1 black boy named George 450.00
1 black woman named Cate 100.00
1 ox cart and "baddy" 22.50
a number of cows and calves 45 head of hogs, 11 sheep
1 rifle 6.25
1 walnut cubbard 6.25
dishes 6.25
table 1.25
2 beds, counterpins, sheets and bolster 20.00
1 feather bed, bedstead, sheets and bolster 12.60
2 beds, pillows, bolsters sheets, quilts 12.50
7 "coverlids" 31.50
7 checked counterpins 12.25
5 white counterpins 22.50
1 bed quilt 2.00
6 cotton sheets 9.00
6 chairs 1.25
1 79 gal still 25.00
1 147 gal still 66.00
1 looking glass .50
Note on William Buster (son in law) 120.00
Note on John A Jackman 50.60
Account of James Hadley 140.00
Account of Elisha White 40.00
Note on Wm Murrell 122.00
Farm tools, hoes, plows etc
total 2,070.50

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