I am researching a friend's birth father, who we believe has since died. He disappeared off the map after fathering a child, my friend. Eddie was born 1911, in Tennessee, to Jord and Josie Vaughn. (I'm at work and don't have my data handy) He worked for a while in Detroit, Michigan, at an auto factory. We had been waiting for the 1940 census to see if we would find him, and think that the prisoner in this census (Lauderdale, Tennessee) is him. Can anyone give us a hint or direct us to find out about this prisoner? There isn't anything on line, about the Farm/Prison. We would need to know if anyone or any place has the records, and if so, how do we find out how to identify this Edward Vaughn that is in the prison at that time? If there is a picture, we'd know if it was him. Can anyone give us a clue as to how to continue this search?