Capt. Reuben VAUGHAN ID#2650, b. October 1732, d. 8 May 1817
Father*James VAUGHAN b. a 1704, d. 1750
County Name1732 - Brunswick County formed from Prince George. 
Birth*Capt. Reuben VAUGHAN was born in October 1732 in Brunswick, Virginia.1,2 
He was the son of James VAUGHAN
WillCapt. Reuben VAUGHAN was mentioned in the will of James VAUGHAN on 20 July 1740 in Brunswick, Virginia; The will of James Vaughan was recorded in Lunenburg County on July 3, 1750. James Vaughan mentions sons Reuben, Stephen and James and a daughter Luce. A wife's name is not mentioned. Lunenburg County Virginia Deed Book 1, page 484, Family History Library Film 007898594, image 258. 
County Name1746 - Lunenburg County formed from Brunswick County. 
Tax Rolls*Reuben Vaughan and George Vaughan are listed as a tax payers in Lunenburg County in 1750.
Marriage*Capt. Reuben VAUGHAN married Elizabeth INGRAM, daughter of John INGRAM and Hannah PINES, in 1752 in Brunswick, Virginia.1,3,4,2 
Property*Stephen Vaughan and Reuben Vaughan received a patent for 795 acres in Lunenburgh County, Virginia on the head of Anthony's Branch and on the lower side of pine creek, adjacent to Anders, Braodnax and Mackdaniel. p.411 for 4 pounds.5 
Tax RollsReuben Vaughan is listed on the Lunenburg tax rolls for 1764.
County Name*1765 - Mecklenburg County formed from Lunenberg County. 
Court Record*Reuben Vaughan was a Justice of the Peace in Mecklenburg County - May 8, 1771.6 
Newspaper*"At a general meeting of freeholders of Mecklenburg county, convened at the sourt house, on 8th of May 1775, the following gentlemen were appointed a committee, agreeable to the resolution of the American Continental Congree, for the better securing a due observance of the association entered into by that augst body, viz. John Speed, Bennet Goode, William Lucas......Reuben Vaughan......, John Speed Esq; was unanimously chosen Chairman, and Mr. Isaac Holmes clerk of the committee."
Appeared in the Edinburg Advertiser, Edinburg, Midlothian, Scotland, 25 July 1775, page 2. 
MilitaryPatrick Henry appoints Reuben Vaughan a "Captain of the Militia in the county of Mechlenberg".1 
Military*"Capt. Reuben Vaughan's Company joined Gen. Lincoln in South Carolina, and was in Battle of Stono."7 
Tax RollsReuben Vaughan is listed on the Mecklenburg tax rolls for 1782 thru 1816.8 
Death*Capt. Reuben VAUGHAN died on 8 May 1817 in Powhatan, Virginia, at age 84.2,3 
Capt. Reuben Vaughan's obituary was published in the Richmond Enquirer on 16 May 1817, page 3.

"DIED. on Thursday the 8th inst. at the residence of Capt. Mickleborough Montague, in Powhaten County, Capt. Reuben Vaughan, late of Mecklenburg County, aged 85 years, after a severe indisposition of about ten days.

He married at an early age, and after having lived with his amiable consort 65 years, in a manner worthy to be imitated, has left her, together with many children to bemoan his loss."3 


Elizabeth INGRAM b. 1735, d. 19 Oct 1820

Sources (

  1. [S113] Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications.
  2. [S3382] Pierrepont, Alice V. D. Reuben Vaughan Kidd: Soldier of the Confederacy. Petersburg, Va: 1947., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  3. [S257] Obituary attached to this record.
  4. [S3351] Virkus, Frederick Adams. The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy: First Families of America: A Genealogical Encyclopedia of the United States. Chicago: F. A. Virkus & Co., 192542., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  5. [S3122] Hudgins, Denis R. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants : Volume Five, 1741-1749. Richmond, Va: Virginia Genealogical Society, 1994. Print., Personal Collection - printed book.
  6. [S3572] Virginia State Library. Bulletin. Justices of the Peace of Colonial Virginia: 1757-1775. Richmond, [Virginia]: Sup. public printing, 1922., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  7. [S149] McAllister, J T. Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: Mcallister's Data. Hot Springs, Va: McAllister Pub. Co, 1913. Print., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  8. [S3574] Personal property tax lists, 1782-1850, Virginia. Commissioner of the Revenue (Mecklenburg County), Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, [1992?], Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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