Introduction: The Vaughan Pioneers Research Group is made
up of Genealogists interested in researching the ancestry of William and Fereby Vaughan and John and Nancy Vaughan, as well as other
related (and in some cases unrelated)families.
Rather then explain all the research our group is conducting, the
following web sites should be visited for more information. The three
Query #4 – February 26th, 2008
In 2007 Y-DNA tests on descendants of Benjamin Franklin Vaughan (1815-1903) shown that he was not related on his father’s side to either John Vaughan or William Vaughan. The Haplogroup of Ben was R1a, different then that of John and William’s R1b1 type.
But there was a 67
out of 67 marker match to Bill Willard, who had no connection to the
We know that John Vaughan, who married Nancy Callicott, was closely related to William Vaughan that married Fereby Benton. DNA points to the family tradition that they were brothers. Their DNA was very close. We also suspect that William and John had a brother named Ligon, who married a sister of Nancy Callicott, but who died before he left any children.
Then jumping on down to Ben Vaughan, we know his Y-DNA does not match William and John's DNA, but instead is a perfect match to Bill Willard and a 36 out of 37 marker match to another Willard descended from John Willard.
So whatever happened in the family had to have occurred when Ben's mother had a child with a Willard male, OR, when James Vaughan's mother (Nancy Callicott) had James with a Willard male.
It had to be either Nancy Callicott or Martha Vaughan who had the relationship with the Willard male.
Now looking at the 7 Willard lines that have been tested so far, we see that Bill Willard and our Ben Vaughan descendants differ from these Willards as follows:
Test # 84415, a descendant of Richard Willard, who lived around 1568, five markers, one marker by two values.
Test # 81963, another descendant of the same Richard Willard as above, differs by 3 markers, all by one value.
Test # 76078,
through his ancestor Beverly Willard who was born about 1750 in
Test #77591, another descendant through Beverly Willard as above, he differs by four markers, but one is by 3 values, and this marker also differs from Danny Nicholas' DNA by 3 too.
Test # 78665, also claiming to be from this same Beverly Willard, he differs from Bill Willard and our Ben Vaughan descendants by 7 markers, one by a value of 2, and two markers by a value of 3. Clearly this man is not of the same Willard line and is unrelated.
Test # 793009 -- this is Edward Willard, through Huriah Willard, a brother to Bill Willard's Great x 3 grandfather. Huriah was a son of Nixon Willard. He differs by only 1 marker and it by only one value, clearly he is as related to our Ben Vaughan descendants as he is to Bill Willard.
Last, test #76526, this is Bill Willard's line, his ancestor is through John Willard, born about 1800, the son of Nixon Willard, and Nixon was a son of Samuel Willard, who had 6 children: 1. William who married Sarah Gaulding 2. Nixon who married Sarah Robinson 3. Abner 4.Hugh 5. Lucy and 6. Polly
So obviously, our two best matches are to Samuel Willard.
Who was Samuel Willard?
Willard, married to Martha
Edwards, about May 18th, 1756. They
1. Willarm Willard married Sarah Gaulding
2. Nixon Willard married Sarah Robinson
3. Abner Willard
4. Hugh Willard
(owned several hundred acres of land in
The next step is to look at children 1 through 4 of Samuel.
I had speculated
that the connection was in
I’m very anxious to find how Samuel Willard’s line – his line or his ancestors’
line—ties into the line of Ben Vaughan. If you have any information on either of
these lines, or on any Willard family from
Query #3 – February 24th, 2008 I’m looking for several descendants of William Vaughan and his wife Fereby Benton. One of their daughters was Elizabeth Vaughan (1790-1845) who married James Callicott. One of James and Elizabeth’s daughters was Ferriby Violet Louisa Callicott (1811-1841) who married George Tucker (d.1841 Madison Co. AR). It is two of their daughters that I’m looking for.
Descendants of Violet Louise Tucker
Generation No. 1
VIOLET LOUISE2 TUCKER (GEORGE1)
was born Abt. 1828 in Wesley, Madison County,
Arkansas, and died Abt. 1857 in
Notes for ABRAHAM MOSES "JACK" HINDS:
#138 ( 0 / 400 )
A. W. Hinds farm hand 45 m Tn
Rachel 40 f Tn
John C. farm hand 20 m Ar
William A. 16 m Ar
Margaret 14 f Ar
Renna B. 4 f Ar
Isaac R. 1 m Ar
Jack Hines m
51 m farmer
wife KH Ar
The daughter of VIOLET TUCKER and ABRAHAM HINDS was:
4. iii. MARGARET
Generation No. 2
MARGARET ELIZABETH3 HINDS (VIOLET LOUISE2
TUCKER, GEORGE1) was born April 03, 1857 in Madison County,Arkansas, and died October
25, 1925 in
Notes for WILLIAM HENRY HANDLEY:
the 1880 Madison County, Arkansas census,
William H. Handley 46 TN
Margaret E. Handley 44 AR
Elnora B. 20 AR
Gretchen (MALE) 18 MO
George W. 16 AR
Clara B. 14 AR
Toy 13 AR
William C. 5 IN (
Mary A. Handley 66 (William's mother)
Margaret E. Handley widow 54 AR
Lenora 29 AR
Gretchen H. (male) 27 MO
George W. 25 AR
Toy 22 AR
William C. 15
Margaret Handley widow 63 AR
Francis Chadborne 92 (border)
The daughters of MARGARET HINDS and WILLIAM HANDLEY are:
i. LENORA BELL4
HANDLEY, b. August 22, 1879,
Notes for LENORA BELL HANDLEY:
Lived with her brother at age 50 (1930) and apparently never married or had children.
iv. CLARA B. HANDLEY,
b. Abt. 1886,
The second line I’m looking at is:
Descendants of Mary Jane Tucker
Generation No. 1
MARY JANE2 TUCKER (GEORGE1)
was born April 1834 in
Notes for MARY JANE TUCKER:
175/179 Titsworth Mary 36 AR
William 17 AR
Thomas 15 AR
Henry 13 AR
Margaret 11 AR
Charity 9 AR
162/169 Titsworth Mary J. 47
William 27 Son
Margaret 25 Daughter
Charity A. 23 Daughter
93/93 Titsworth Mary b.April 1834 AR/TN/TN
Hom Violet b. May 1882 (Granddaughter)
Notes for ISAAC TITSWORTH:
176/71 Titsworth Isac 30
Mary 26 AR
William 8 AR
Margarett 6 AR
Ann 4 AR
Thomas 2 AR
Confederate Pension application states he was in Company K King's Arkansas
Confederate infantry and enrolled from
The daughters of MARY TUCKER and ISAAC TITSWORTH are:
TITSWORTH, b. Abt. 1850,
iv. ANN TITSWORTH, b. Abt. 1856,
vi. MARGARET TITSWORTH, b. Abt. 1859, Madison County, Arkansas.
vii. CHARITY A. TITSWORTH, b. Abt. 1861, Madison County, Arkansas.
Notes for CHARITY A. TITSWORTH:
Living with her mother in 1870 and 1880.
I’m trying to find if any of these daughters;
Query #2 – February 23rd, 2008 -- I found in Volume 3 of
"Obituaries of Washington County, Arkansas" an obituary dated
3-2-1906 listed from the Springdale News that reads as follows:
VAUGHAN, Dalley (From
were two Ben Vaughans that were Sheriff of Madison County, one was my ancestor, Benjamin
Franklin Vaughan b. 1815, who died in 1903. The other was his
grandson, Ben F. Vaughan, son of Pleasant Michael
Vaughan. This younger Ben was
Sheriff from 1906 to 1908. The thing is, neither man had any known brother named Dalley.
older Ben Franklin Vaughan's line lived all around Clifty.
So I suspect this Dalley Vaughan could have been his
brother. But I have no information on him, there is none found on the 1900
Madison or Washington County Census and I'd like to know if anyone knows of
this man. I don't think they mean Ben Franklin Vaughan's son James Polk Dallas Vaughan, as he died in August of
1909 and was Ben's son, not a brother. Does anyone have any idea who Dalley Vaughan could be?
Does anyone have a copy of the Washington County Obituaries book that lists the 1909 obituaries to see if James Polk Dallas Vaughan is listed there? If you know anything, e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Query #1 September 1st, 2007 Look at the following information – does any of it look familiar to you? Are you a descendant from any of the men listed below? If you are a male descendant or know of one still living of any of the men below, e-mail me at email@example.com
James L. Vaughan, born 1795 in VA, married Martha Vaughan. Some of their sons:
1. David Vaughan, born about 1810 in TN, died between 1860
and 1870 in
2. Maborne E. Vaughan, born about 1815 in TN, d. after 1880.
He married Lucinda _____. They
lived in White County, Tennessee in 1840, Wright County, Missouri in 1850,
Madison County, Arkansas in 1860, McDonald County, Missouri in 1870, and
finally in Newton County, Missouri (living with his son) in 1880. We’d like to find a male descendant of one of
Maborne and Lucinda’s sons: 1.
William Vaughan, born about 1839 in
3. William M. Vaughan, born about 1817 in
4. John Vaughan, born
February 16th, 1827 in
5. Elijah C. Vaughan, born January 1832 in
Jesse Vaughan, son of David, was living in Madison County, Arkansas in 1880 and had a
son named Thomas N. Vaughan, born about 1867
John Henry Vaughan, son of Maborne, married Mary Jane Thomas and may
have actually kidnapped her from her family when she was only 13 years
old. He lived the life of an outlaw and
tried hard to avoid census records. It
is known his sons included: 1. Sam Vaughan, 2.
Walter Vaughan, born in
Vaughan, son of William M., married twice, the first wife
was Elvada ____ who died before 1900. His second wife was Levina
Cook. They lived in
of William M., married Ann Eliza Say in 1863 in
of William M.., married Julia Ann McDinnis in 1870 in
Hindsville, Madison County, Arkansas. He
was living in
of William M., married Lizzie Elizabeth Lee in 1876. When she died in 1918, he married Clara F.
Douglas in October 1919. He was living in
Madison County, Arkansas in 1880 and in 1920 in
George Vaughan the son of William M., married Nancy Dill about
1895. He lived in 1880 with his sister
and brother-in-law in Ash Grove,
– George Albert Vaughan the son of John, married Mary Elizabeth Roberts in July of 1875 in Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas. Two sons, Virgil and Willie Blake, died as young children. If there are any other sons of George Albert, I’d greatly appreciate any information about them.
– Clyde Fred Vaughan son of John Henry Vaughan, was shot by Police
Vaughan son of Francis Marion, married Annie T.
____. He lived in Kay County, Oklahoma
in 1910. We are looking for a male
descendant of his son Albert
Columbus Vaughan born about 1906 in
of Francis Marion, married Dicie Almeda
Scott on September 23, 1893 in
Vaughan son of Francis Marion, lived in 1900 in the
Cherokee Nation of Indian Territory. We
are looking for any male descendant of Francis, such as his son William Vaughan born August 7, 1907 in
Vaughan son of Francis Marion, married Mary ____ and
lived in Afton,
Washington Vaughan the son of John Benton, was
married 5 times, his wives included (in order) Laura Mae Godard, Anna Emiline Heck, Verna Taylor, Merle Green and Maggie
Ray. He lived in
Vaughan the son of James Randolph married Thelma
____. He lived in
of James Randolph, married Margaret L. ____.
He was living in
If any of the men mentioned in the query are your line or if you have any more information about them, please contact Eddie Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org