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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday-Revolutionary War Patriot


William Vaughn, my paternal 5th great grandfather was born in May of 1764 in North Hampton County North Carolina.
He served as a private in the Calvary from Sumter District, S.C. during the Revolutionary War.
 From "The South Carolina Pension Report of Sumter District Residents, 1835", William is recorded as aged 80 with an annual allowance of $83.33. The pension began on 24, January 1834 and he had received a total amount of  $249.99.

A Bounty Land Application was filled out by William Vaughn on 2 April 1955 in Sumter District at the age of 90. 

William Vaughn
1855 Bounty Land Grant Application
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It's not known at this time if the land was granted to William. He did on 23 September, 1857 and is buried in the Dargan Cemetery in Sumter, South Carolina.





William Vaughn Headstone
Dargan Cemetery
Sumter, South Carolina 


Obituary

“Death of a Revolutionary Soldier” Yorkville Enquirer, (South Carolina), 1 Oct. 1857, p. 2, col. 7, digital images, Chronicling America (https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov: accessed 04 May 2015)

A wonderful description of the life of my 5th great grandfather. He was admired as a great patriot:
"It is said that his hatred for the tories was proverbial, and the the mention of them in his presence, even during the last years of this life, wold always draw from him some expression of this feelings toward them."


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