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Re: Nelson County VA plantations

Re: Nkcell
Im new to this site so please have patience with me. I did some research on my uncles family tree to see if hes related to me via blood. He married my great aunt. And its starting to seem like thats the case. Anyway, his ancestor is Shaver Vaughan and obviously Shaver's mother is Frances Vaughan. I was able to find two marriage certs that may interest all of you and maybe you can make some sense out of them.

Freedmans Bureau record on under the name Franky Vaughan at Wm Massie

name: Anderson White
event date: Jan 1848
event: Marriage
event place: Nelson, Virginia, United States
residence city:
residence state:
estimated birth year:
race or color:
spouse: Franky Vaughan
spouse's residence city:
spouse's residence state:
spouse's age:
spouse's estimated birth year:
spouse's race or color:
spouse's father:
spouse's mother:
nara publication number:
nara roll number:
film number: 2414503
digital folder number: 4151330
image number: 00201

groom's name: Thomas Vaughan
groom's birth date: 1853
groom's birthplace: Nelson Co., Va.
groom's age: 39
bride's name: Mary Sanders
bride's birth date: 1873
bride's birthplace: Radford, Va.
bride's age: 19
marriage date: 10 Aug 1892
marriage place: Radford, Virginia
groom's father's name: Robert Vaughan
groom's mother's name: Francy Vaughan
bride's father's name: Archa Saunders
bride's mother's name: Fannie Saunders
groom's race: Black
groom's marital status: Widowed
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: Black

groom's name: Shafer Vaughan
groom's birth date: 1850
groom's birthplace: Nelson Co.
groom's age: 37
bride's name: Sally Chew
bride's birth date: 1863
bride's birthplace: Augusta Co.
bride's age: 24
marriage date: 29 Dec 1887
marriage place: Nelson County, Virginia
groom's father's name: Sandy
groom's mother's name: Frankie
Are you asking.. is both "Franky" Vaughn's are one in the same?

I'm not sure, yet. - However, according to William Massie of the Pharsalia Plantation in Massies Mill, on his slave list, and in his diary, slave "Shaw" bore 7 children with Franky Vaughn. These chillin's were:

Missouri Vaughn - William H. Vaughn - James Vaughn - Thomas Vaughn - Columbus Vaughn - Shafer, and Frank Vaughn

Interesting note about this surname of "Vaughn". It's often spelled as "Vaughan" in later census records.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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