Ancestral Family Topic 24

24 James Nicholas Vaughan (1815-1894)
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James Nicholas Vaughan, in his own words
If he could speak to us today, James Nicholas Vaughan might describe his life as follows.

I was born 17 September 1815 in Nottoway County. My first wife was Sarah A. Holt, a daughter of James Holt, whom I married 17 July 1844. Sarah passed away just five years later, on 26 January 1849, leaving us no children. I was farming when the census was taken in 1850 and 1860.
On 27 November 1850 I married Rebecca Jane Robertson. Our first three children, all daughters, had poor health and each died before they reached their twentieth birthday.
Doctors did not expect our son, Joseph, to live long either. Yet before I died 10 March 1894, he gave me eight grandchildren, including Holmes Arthur Vaughan.
Rebecca, who lived as a widow with our son Joseph 26 years, passed on 7 April 1920.

Descendants of James Nicholas Vaughan
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Names found in this topic include the following.
Emma Gertrude Vaughan (1851-1854),
Pattie Elva Vaughan (1853-1873),
Marjorie Corinna Gertrude Vaughan (1856-1871),
Joseph Lynwood Vaughan (1858-1944),

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