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John Paul (Johan Paulus Vogt) VAUGHT
John Paul (Johan Paulus) VAUGHT (VOGT) was born about 1680 in Frankfurt, Germany. He immigrated to VA about Oct. 1733. He was naturalized in 1744 in General Court, VA.
From "The Virginia Germans", Klaus Wust, The University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville (no date), p. 50: Some Germans went to the colonial capital for the ceremony. The clerk of the General Court recorded detailed information on each case and by doing so gave some indication of the places in German-speaking lands where the immigrants came from. Not all of the place names can be identified although the clerks of the court in Williamsburg struggled valiantly with the phonetic reproductions of German geographic names. Opequon settler Peter Stephan "of Hildelburgh" (Heidelberg) "on the River Mayne, in the Empire of Germany, who has resided for the space of seven years or more in that part of Orange County designed to be called Frederick," in October 1743 became a royal subject. A year later, "John Bum Gardner" (no doubt Hans Baumgartner), "native of Risenhach," took his oath. With him John Paul Vogt of Frankfurt and Andrew Vogt of "Carlsbad In Germany" became subjects.
John Paul Vaught died in 1761 in Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., VA (Augusta Co?)
John Paul married Mary Catherine between 1704-1714. She was born in Germany in 1685. She was also known as Catherina Margret. Catherina, Catharina, or Katrina are German spellings of Catherine as Maria is the German spelling of Mary. Margret is the German spelling of Margaret, and Andreas is the German spelling of Andrew.
Son John Casper
Son John Andrew
Daughter Mary Catherine
A descendant, Chester Vaught, reported that it was a family tradition that John Paul came from Luckenberg, Germany. This small village is near Thalfang which is between Trier and Cochem and near the Mosel River. Luckenberg is too small to have a church or to appear on most maps. Any church records would be with those of Thalfang. Dr. Helmut Hilgenfeld, a priest and a local historian in Thalfang, Germany, did not find any Vogts in the records there. Dr. Hilgenfeld stated that, in his opinion, John Paul Vogt could have been a stranger to the district. Strangers were not allowed into the district by the Bishop of Trier who was the small Lord in charge. However, a few millers were allowed in. As strangers the millers had no rights. For example, they could not hold land. This could be one reason that John Paul Vogt emigrated. The fact that John Paul was from Frankfort and later from Carlsbad, supports the opinion of Dr. Hilgenfeld that John Paul was a stranger to Luckenberg.
The "Charming Betty" out of London, John Ball Master, arrived in Philadelphia, PA on 11 October 1733 and had Johan Vogt 53, Andreas Vogt 12, Casper Vogt 8, Maria Vogt 46, Catherina Vogt 18, and Maria Vogt 16. (Source----"Pensylvania German Pioneers" Vol 42, pp 134-136) listed as passengers.
Other German names on the roster were Katner, Meakle, Gruber, Vogt, Leebegoot, Spag, Burger, Imler, Stoker, and Heltsell. The only German name on the ship roster that was later associated with John Paul Vogt was "Burger".
Spellings for the Vogt name in the old records include Vaught, Vought, Vault, Vaut, Vot, Faut, Faught, Fought, Fog't, Full, Wacht, Waught, Waugh, Wocht, Nacht, Bellfaught, etc.
After their arrival in Philadelphia in 1733, John Paul had his first land patent by January, 1735. From his arrival in Oct.1733 to Jan 1735 the family settled on, and probably built a home on, his land in an area of a German settlement in the Northern Neck of Orange County, VA. Much of the land in the Great Fork between the Rappahannock and Rapidan Rivers in what is today Madison and Culpepper Counties, VA was settled by Germans.
John Paul's patent for 640 acres of land in Orange County, VA was recorded in January, 1735. John Paul's land adjoined that of Christian Clements. Christian's land was on Deep Run and was patented November 21, 1734, just a few months before John Paul received his patent. Both John's and Christian's land would today be in Madison County, VA near the Culpepper County line and on State Route 609. The road was originally Bloodworth's Trail, then Bloodworth's Road, and then State Route 609. Neighboring land owners were John Hufman, Capt. Robert Green, Capt. Henry Fields, Jr., Mr. Thornton, Capt. Benjamin Roberts, Thomas Kenerly, Joseph Bloodworth (Bloodworth's land was later Capt. Roan's), Samuel Coleman, Conrade Amberger, and Doct Tennant.
Christian Clements married one of John Paul's daughters, probably Catherine Margret, Christian's wife was often referred to as Catherine. The marriage probably took place before the move to the Great Valley, perhaps as early as 1735. John Paul may have attended the Hebron Lutheran Church which is still in use in Madison County, VA.
John Paul Vaught and his wife Mary Catherine sold 170 acres, part of his original patent, to William Caul on July 7, 1744. John Paul also sold 470 acres, the rest of the patent, in 1744 to John Thomas for 5 schillings. John Paul may have moved to the area of the Masanutten Mountain between July, 1744 and October 1744. John patented 400 acres of land on a north draft of the North River of the Shenandoah September 20, 1745. This was the 400 acres that he "purchased" from David Logan in 1744. John Paul lived near John Baumgartner on the North River. Christian Clements patented land on the SE side of the South River of the Shenandoah September 25, 1746. In 1749 John Paul Vaught and Christian Clements had a survey run on land on South River.
The year that John Paul Vaught moved to the Great Valley of VA, 1744, a peace treaty between the Germans and the Indians took place at a spring that is now in the courtyard of Friedens Church. A log cabin was built on the edge of John Paul's land and next to the spring in 1744. It was used as a church by two denominations, the Lutherans and the Congregationalists. The church was named for the peace treaty, "Friedens Kirke" or "Church of Peace". In 1749 this church and its records burned. Another church was built in 1750. This one was rebuilt in 1762 and is still in use today. The church records from 1750 to 1785 are missing but it is believed that they still exist. Some day they may be released to the local Historical Society. Many birth dates for the grandchildren of John Paul will be in these baptismal records. All of John Paul's grandchildren by his two sons were born in the Friedens Church valley.
John Paul died in 1761 at his hometown miles from Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley. When he moved there, the county was Orange. When he died, the county name was Augusta. Today the county name is Rockingham. John Paul's will was dated October 9, 1759 and was proved August 18, 1761. His estate sale and appraisal was dated September 10, 1761. Besides his sons Andrew and Gaspar, only one daughter, the one who married Christian Clements, is mentioned in John's will. It is therefore assumed that the other daughter died without issue prior to October, 1759, the date of John's will.
From "The Virginia Germans" book (paraphrasing):
"The naturalization process had a requirement of residency for seven years prior to application. Upon taking a prescribed oath before a judge, a foreign-born Protestant (German Catholics were excluded from coming to the English Colonies) was granted the same rights any other natural-born subject of Great Britain enjoyed ... In 1744 'John Bum Gardner' (Hans Baumgartner), 'native of Risenbach' took his oath. With him John Paul VOGT of Frankfurt and Andrew VOGT of 'Carlsbad in Germany' became subjects... In October 1745, Tobias and John WILHOID from the Electorate of Mainz were naturalized."
VAUGHT is not specifically listed in the book ...VOGT is the only variation shown.
"VOGT is also common as a Swiss name. Actually it's quite prevalent throughout southern Germany and northern Austria, as well as Switzerland. There is a German town called VOGT just east of Ravensburg near the Lake of Konstance on the Swiss/German border, and the Heimatmuseum (Folk Heritabe Museum) for the Black Forest is call the Vogtsbauernhof (the judge's farmhouse). In the 10th century, the VOGT was the proctor of the church in civil affairs and he presided over the chief court - usually a local nobleman. The name is therefore one of the trade-based names common throughout Europe: a VOGT was a local civil judge".
John Andrew (Andreas) VAUGHT, SR
John Andrew (Andreas) VAUGHT (VOGT), Sr. was born about 1721 in Carlsbad, Germany. He died about 1787 in Montgomery County, VA. He was naturalized in 1744 in General Court, VA.
Andrew Vaught, son of John Paul Vaught and his wife Maria Catharina, arrived as a twelve year old with his parents aboard the â€œCharming Bettyâ€ out of London in Philadelphia, PA on October 11, 1733.
His name has appeared as John Andrew (Johan Andreas Paulus Vogt?). Andrew married Elizabeth ca 1741-1744, when he was about 20-23. They were most likely married in the Piedmont of VA but may have been married in the Shenandoah Valley. Both locations were in Orange Co., VA in 1741-1744. (see E. Kay Kirkham's "The Counties of the United States and Their Genealogical Value" 3rd edition-1965)
In the 1750's Germans began to survey land in southwest VA. The Indian wars with both the Cherokees and the Shawnees stopped the move to Southern VA until after 1770. Treaties were signed 1770-1773 and the surveying resumed about 1773. The settlers moved south from the Shenandoah Valley following the Indian path between the Blue Ridge and the Appalachians. These immigrants passed the German settlements on the headwaters of the James River and settled on Reed Creek and Cripple Creed, which were tributaries to the New River. Seventy five German families were there before the Revolution, Vaught among them.
John Andrew Vaught was assignee of John Parkes for 600 acres on the head of Reed Creek, surveyed in 1753-54 and Andrew was to pay the interest on the land starting in 1762. Andrew sold land in the Peaked Mountain area to his brother, Gaspar, in May 1762, and again in Feb. 1763. Andrew is mentioned on a road crew in the Shenandoah Valley in 1768. In 1774 Andrew again sold land in the Shenandoah Valley.
In 1772, the name John Vaught appears on the militia lists from southwest VA. More of Andrew's family does not appear there until 1774. Most records for Andrew Vaught and his sons are from what is today the Wythe Co., VA area. In 1770 Reed Creek and Cripple Creek were in Botetourt Co., VA. From 1772-1777 the area was Fincastle Co., VA. In 1777 the area became Montgomery Co., VA. Wythe Co., VA was formed in 1790.
During the mid 1770's in southwest VA, Vaughts other than Andrew and his son John began to appear in the records. These are probably sons of Andrew Vaught, Sr., who were reaching adulthood. The records from 1774 to 1787 yield the names Andrew Vaught, Sr., George Vaught, John Vaught, Gaspar Vaught, Andrew Vaught, Jr., Christian Vaught, David Vaught, and Henry Vaught. No land settlements or probate have been found for Andrew Vaught or his brother Gaspar Faught, sons of John Paul Vogt. Therefore, to list the children of both takes some guesswork. There is no evidence that Andrew's brother Gaspar or any of Gaspar's children ever moved to this southwestern part of VA. A German birth Fraktur exists that states the parents of the babe, Andrew, were George and Christiana (Phillippi) Vaught and the grandparents were Andrew and Elizabeth Vaught. John Paul's son Andrew is known to have a wife Elizabeth. The date on the fraktur, Feb. 1787, is the right time period to provide proof that Andrew had a son George. The other six men above are assumed to be more sons of Andrew. There is, so far, no proof of this assumption other than land association and the lack of any other known Vaught in the area at that time in whom the other six Vaught men could have belonged.
A tax list of 1787 in Montgomery Co., VA lists both Andrew Vaught, Sr., and Andrew Vaught, Jr. So Andrew, son of John Paul Vaught, was still alive in 1787. In 1786, George Vaught granted 572 acres on the headwaters of Cripple Creek, to Henry Vaught and to Christley Vaught for 20 pounds. On the same day, Henry granted 130 acres of his share to Christley Vaught for 10 pounds. In 1788, the old survey (1753-1754), was assigned to Gaspar Vaught, viz., 200 acres to Adam Dutton and 200 acres to Philip Dutton. In 1790 (Survey Book D, p 61, item 463) Gaspar Vaught re-surveyed the 600 acres on Reed Creed that were in the name of Andrew Vaught. The old survey was apparently being settled.
The above land maneuvers tend to paint a picture of estate settlement, and it is possible that Andrew Vaught, Sr., died ca 1787 in Montgomery Co., VA.
No evidence of any possible daughters of Andrew has been found.
It appears that at least five of Andrew and Elizabeth's sons may have married after the move to Southwest VA in 1774. Gaspar was married circa 1769-73 in Augusta Co., VA. No record for John's marriage has been found. He may have been married in Augusta Co., VA circa 1769. These dates result from current knowledge and update the information in Vaught Vol. 1, 1st edition, Vaught Vol. 2 and Vaught Vol. 4. There were seven sons of Andrew and Elizabeth.
The Vaughts in SW VA were sympathetic to the Loyalists, and not to the Revolution. On April 18, 1779, in Montgomery County, VA, Michael Henninger claimed in court that a group of 4,000 men under John Griffith had shown Loyalist sympathies. This group included John and David Vaught and "the old Vaught who owned the mill". At the trial of these men, John and David were released on their good behavior. Andrew Vaught of Cripple Creed was included in the group with Loyalist sympathies by the testimony of Peter Kinder on August 17, 1780. (This would have been Andrew Vaught, Jr.) These Germans took their Oath to King George* seriously. They nearly all named a son "George". John and David Vaught were later fined 1000 pounds each. John, David and Andrew Vaught went to TN circa 1787 to 1795. It is possible that John and David left the county and state rather than pay such a heavy fine.
*George III (1760-1820 AD)
George III was born in 1738, first son of Frederick, Prince of Wales and Augusta. He married Charlotte of Mecklinburg-Strelitz in 1761, to whom he was devoted. The couple produced a prolific fifteen children: nine sons and six daughters. George was afflicted with porphyria, a maddening disease which disrupted his reign as early as 1765. Several attacks strained his grip on reality and debilitated him in the last years of his reign. Personal rule was given to his son George, the Prince Regent, in 1811. George III died blind, deaf and mad at Windsor Castle on January 29, 1820.
Two of Andrew's sons went to Pulaski Co., KY, Gaspar in 1809 and Henry in 1811. Two sons remained in Wythe Co., VA and died there, Christley in 1830 and George in 1835. Of the seven sons of Andrew listed above, three left wills, George, Christley and John. This helps determine their families. Henry's family can be put together from several sources, but primarily from the sale of his land circa 1850 in Pulaski Co., KY. That left, by default, only Gaspar, son of Andrew, as the available parent of any open-ended Vaughts in Wythe Co., VA during the time period 1792-1809.
Letter from Helen Spurlin, Historian and Author, January 1995:
As you already know there are very few documents for the Vaughts. The box of Vaught land records I am not going to touch for you, it is not necessary. "Oxcarts" p 786 and 787 have John Paul's land and Andrew Sr.'s land in the Vaught Valley near Harrisonburg, VA. "Oxcarts" p 788 and 789 have Andrew Sr.'s Cripple Creek property and show how it was divided up. George is a proven son (a German birth Fraktur that will be in Vol 3) and the circumstantial evidence of the land shows that Christley and Henry are also sons. The land that was Andrew Sr.'s in the Dutton Valley and went to Gaspar shows Gaspar as a probable son. John is not so clear. He had land elsewhere, but do not know where. So did David. In 1781 Gaspar, John, Christley, David and George were in the same Militia Company. Andrew Jr. has no land deeds in VA. Since he went to SC in 1786/7, he did not take any of the division of land in 1786. That is my guess. History books seem to indicate that a lot of the settlers in SC that later became TN, did no recording of their land and paid no taxes. If they did the records would be in a SC archive that I have not located. When TN became a state in 1795 they still did not record. But by 1800 TN was ready to remedy the situation, land was recorded, and taxes collected. The records for Blount Co. are missing. There are some land records in thre court records in Blount Co. after 1805. Too late for us. My sister, Mickey Martin, is the map expert. She has a degree in Geology from the U of Colorado, worked for Cal Tech for the army during world War 2 on weather maps for the "fl-day" invasion. .......She did all the land records and maps for the Vaught books. Another reason that I am not going into them at this time. And I am still too sick to do so. I will try to send you the other source material.
The document on p 799 "Oxcarts" is a bit hard to read so I will transcribe the important part.
"....John Paul Vaught made oath in open court that this is the first time of proving his importation into this Colony and that he imported Mary Catherine his wife John Andrew and John Casper his two sons and Catherine Margret and Mary Catherine Vaughts his two daughters..." Elizabeth, Andrew Vaught's wife, is in the records on p3 "Oxcarts". We were told that "Ermentrouts" had always lived in the Frieden church valley. There are references to Frieden church as Ermentrouts church. How can this be when the Vaughts owned all the land there from 1744 to 1779? One way would be that Andrew married Elizabeth (Ermentrout?) A wild guess of mine. It would not surprise me however, if Andrew married Elizabeth someone-else!
Henry VAUGHT was born between 1761 and 1764 in Augusta County, Virginia. He died in 1838, intestate, in Pulaski County, Kentucky.
There is some confusion as to his age: The 1830 census KY gives his age as 50-60 or born between 1770 - 1780. However, the 1810 census Wyeth.Co,, VA says that he is over 45 so was born before 1765. He is on the 1782 tax list so is at least 16 in 1782 or born before 1766. Therefore the 1830 census Pulaski Co. KY either has him checked in to the wrong age bracket or in the 1830 census Henry is someone else.
Henry's oldest child, Jacob was born circa 1787-1789. If Henry was age 18 when he married then he was born by 1770 or before. The Vaught family which followed Gaspar to KY from VA was Henry's. This move was in the fall of 1811. Chester Vaught, a descendant, after listening to tales of the "Vaughts" from his grandfather William K. Vaught, reported that Henry, with his family and others, traveled by two wheel ox carts, and one of the men lost his wife on the way. There is nothing in the records to indicate that a Vaught family other than Henry's went to KY in the fall of 1811. This group of Vaughts joined Gaspar on Pitman Creek and bought land in 1811 - 1815 next to Gaspar. Certainly it would appear that Henry Vaught is closely related to Gaspar, probably a brother. Gaspar's last child was born in 1800. If Henry is a son of Gaspar then Gaspar's wife bore children for 35 years. This is not likely. If Henry is a brother of Gaspar, then Andrew and Elizabeth had children from ca 1745 to ca 1768, a period of 23 years. This is more likely.
Henry Vaught was in Franklin Co., AL by 1810. The early exodus from TN (including the youngest children) would seem to indicate that the mother and father were dead by 1809. It is known that Betsy (Dobler) Vaught was dead at some time before 1817. Andrew Jr. does not appear again in any TN records after 1802 and if he did he could be confused with Andrew III.
Henry married first Catharina Dottering (she died in 1794) about 1786. The name of his first wife is from a German marriage fraktur for Henry's son William. The name on the fraktur was Catharina Dotteringin. The 'in' or 'en' ending on German documents was used to show a female, i.e. Catharina Dotteringin, daughter of Mr. Dottering. The baptismal records of the Zion Lutheran Church at Cripple Creek, Wythe Co., VA, in the original German, give the following spellings for Dutton: Dothner, Derting, Derding, Dollinger, and Dutton. In the book by Hoch, Kegley and Smith "Kimberling Church, Wythe Co., VA Annotated Baptismal and Cemetery Records" the introduction indicates that Doddinger was also used for Dutton. Mr Cameron in "Earl Settlers of Old Mount Airy" indicates that Darting and Dartertering are also spellings for Dutton. It is therefore believed that Dottering is another spelling for Dutton. Catherine may have been the daughter of Phillip Carrad and Barbara (Grinsler) Dutton. Catherine died in 1794 in Wythe Co., VA. Henry married, second, Esther Baugh July 28, 1795 in Wythe Co., VA. Henry and Esther had several children.
Henry Vaught and Catharina had the following children:
Henry Vaught and Esther Baugh had the following children:
Mary "Molly" Magalene Carmany
Jacob Vaught was born in 1788 in Virginia and died in 1860 in Pulaski County, Kentucky. Jacob Vaught lived in Virginia in the earlier part of his life. He weighed over 300 pounds. He was married to Mary "Molly" Magalene CARMANY on August 28 1810 in Wythe Co., Virginia. She was the daughter of
Michael and Catherina.
They had the following children.
William (Billy) K. Vaught
William (Billy) K. Vaught was born Feb 14, 1812 and died March 18, 1890. He married four times, according to the records:
Married 1st 15 May 1834 Nancy Langdon Nancy Langdonâ€™s mother is also named Nancy
Married 2nd 31 Dec. 1834 Nancy Ann Compton Nancy Annâ€™s motherâ€™s name was Martha - Martha remarried William Cooper May 11, 1826.
Married 3rd 26 Feb 1852 Mary Edny Carter (Cloyd?)
Married 4th 30 Oct 1858 Mary Elder, widow of Jaki Elder her 2nd husband. She was blind the last years of her life and raised Mary (Edny) Carterâ€™s children after Mary Carter's death.
All William (Billy) Vaughtâ€™s children appear to be born between 1836 and 1845 â€“ this coincides with the marriage to Nancy Ann Compton so it is assumed here she is the mother of most of his descendents. There is some confusion in the record regarding what many consider to have been a common law marriage between William (Billy) K. Vaught and a â€œMary Tubbsâ€. A Mary Tubbs appears in some records as the mother of Jacob Vaught (son to William) but this research has concluded Mary Tubbs (Smith) was the mother-in law of Jacob, mother to Jacobâ€™s wife Mary Ann (Polly) Smith. Mary Ann (Polly) Smithâ€™s father was Stephen Smith.
Children of William (Billy) K. Vaught:
Jacob Vaught born 1836/1837 He was married to Nancy Jane VAUGHT on May 31, 1858.
1861-1865 Union Army Company "G" Thirty second Regiment
Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Rank 1st Sergeant Date Served April 15, 1863-December 24, 1864
Daniel Webster Vaught Marrying Sarah Ann Dunham Sept 2, 1918
Martin Van Buren Vaught b. December 30, 1840 d. Oct 23, 1920 Married Mary Ellen Farris 1865, daughter of Walker Farris
Martin was a veteran of the Civil War Union Army served in Company â€œGâ€ 32nd Regiment Kentucky Infantry â€“ Volunteers. Enlisted on the 25th of Jan 1863 at Somerset, KY for 9 months. Description at enlistment was as follows:
Height: 6 ft. Complexion Fair Coloy of eyes: Blue Color of hair; Light Occupation: Farmer
Mustered in on the 18th day of April 1863 at Camp Burnside, KY. Mustered out with Company on the 12th day of August 1864 at Danville, KY.
Lydia Ann b. 1846 Married Andrew Vaught 1877
Loretta b. April 14, 1838 married Jonas Hall 1858-59
Seretta (may be Loretta listed above)
James K. b. 1845
George Franklin â€œDoctorâ€ â€œDocâ€ Vaught b. about 1853 and died in June 1932. On April 26, 1877 in KY he married 3rd cousin Martha S. West (she may have been married previously to Stephen K. Girdler) born March 26, 1855. Martha died April 27, 1918. They are buried in the West Cemetery on Clifty Rd., Pulaski .Co,,KY. George is reputed to be the son of William K. Vaught and his wife Mary Edna (Carter) Cloyd.
Martha b. 1842
In the 1860 KY census the following are listed:
William K. Vaught 45 Farmer
Mary 44 this wouldâ€™ve been his last wife, Mary Elder widow of Jaki Elder
James K. 15
Kelius (sp??) 4
Joseph Cloyd 13 grandson of Mary Edny Cloyd, third wife
Jefferson sp:Winprey? 14 Donâ€™t know who this is!
James K. Vaught
Mary Ann (Polly) Smith
James K. Vaught was born March 24, 1845 in Casey Co., KY and died between 1919/1920/1921 in Casey Co., KY. He married Mary Ann (Polly) Smith on January 17, 1864. She was born November 11, 1842. Polly died in 1926 and is buried in Mintonville Cemetery . Mary Ann (Polly) Smith was the daughter of Stephen Smith and Mary Tubbs.
James K. Vaught was a Methodist Minister and served in the Civil War:
Company "D" Hall Gap Battalion Kentucky State Troops Rank Private Date Served: July 27, 1865 - ?
James K. Vaught has a stone from the Civil War at Mintonville. It is down in the far corner on the left side near the road.
James K. Vaught and Mary Ann (Polly) Smith had the following children:
C. M. Vaught
Josh VAUGHT was born on Nov 24 1868 in Casey Co., KY. He was born on Jul 12 1874 in Casey Co.,
KY. He died on Jun 28 1947. He died on Jan 14 1950 in Casey Co., KY.???? Jesse Franklin Vaught died June 28, 1947 and is buried in Shadygrove Cemetery.
Lyden (Lydia E?)
William Marion VAUGHT
Elizabeth Catherine (Betty) JASPER
William Marion Vaught was born January 27, 1867 and died January 31, 1960 and is buried in Shady Grove Cemetery. He married Elizabeth K. Jasper in Pulaski Co., KY on March 8, 1896. Elizabeth was born June 1, 1875 and died February 16, 1960, two weeks after her husband William Marion.
Elizabethâ€™s father was Thomas P. Jasper and her mother was, supposedly, a full blooded Cherokee Indian adopted by the Huffaker family â€“ her name was Priscilla Malvina Huffaker, daughter of George H. Huffaker and Lucy Richardson. The Huffakers deeded their farm to this Elizabeth Jasper Vaught.
There is a story that this Priscilla was found in a cave with her two Indian brothers as small children by Huffaker while he was out hunting â€“ Huffaker took them home and the two brothers died from exposure/starvation but she lived and was raised as a daughter.
Priscilla was born 6/1/1855 (I wondered how they know this if the legend above is true?) and died 4/16/1898 and is buried at Morgan cemetery in Pulaski County. Priscilla Malvina Huffaker was living with William & Delilah Wilson in the 1860 census and listed as Priscilla Huffaker.
William Marion Vaught had deep blue eyes and was soft-spoken. William & Elizabeth lived on Vault Ridge on about 200 acres.
Elizabeth was William Marionâ€™s second wife: He was married first to Hulda (or Hilda) E. Dick on September 12, 1886 at the home of John C. Dick. We believe Hulda died young, perhaps in childbirth as they had a daughter Louisa B. Vaught who was born January, 1889 and appears to have been raised in the William Marion-Elizabeth household, listed as living with them in the 1900 census/Louisa subsequently married Cyrus Roberts on Jan 20, 1909 and had about 5 children/Louisa died May 17, 1924/both she and her husband are buried at Shady Grove.
The children as we have them for William & Elizabeth are as follows:
Martha A. Vaught born 12/18/1896 died 4/18/1964
James D. or P. Vaught born. 2/13/1898 died 4/15/1956
Fannie â€œBonnieâ€ Vaught born April 13, 1899 died 1947 married Walter Trusty 1917
Killas E. Vaught born. 6/28/1901 died. 1/3/1956
Sallie B. Vaught born. 6/8/1902 died. 8/21/1972
John G. Vaught born. 11/29/1903 died. 8/7/1971
William Chester Vaught born. 5/1/1905 died 8/21/1972
Charles V. Vaught born. 10/9/1908 died. 9/5/1924
Cyres Thomas Vaught born. 12/27/1911 died 12/13/1997
Zella M. Vaught born 11/27/1915 (still alive)
Jarvis Vaught born. 4/18/1918 died 11/9/1993.
Walter V. Trusty
Fannie â€œBonnieâ€ Vaught
Fannie â€œBonnieâ€ Vaught was born April 13, 1899 and died in September of 1947. She married Walter Trusty in 1917 and they had three children. Bonnie and Walter divorced in the late 1920s and she remarried? and had one more daughter, Bonnie.
We think Walter V. Trusty was born in December, 1891 or 1894. We know he was born in KY/ his father Adam was also born in KY/his mother Caroline Belle Riggins was born in Kansas. Walter married Fannie â€œBonnieâ€ Vaught (daughter of William Marion Vaught and Elizabeth Catherine Jasper Vaught) in Somerset, (Pulaski County) KY. Bonnie was also born in KY. They married about 1917. Marguerite Trusty Molloyâ€™s notes show Bonnie born April 13, 1898 and dying Sept. 12, 1947.
He moved to Cincinnati, OH sometime around 1915. He may have had other relatives (three sisters and his mother?) living in Cincinnati. We think some of them may have been the Allie May Trusty line in Cincinnati, also others (cousins?) maybe in Akron and Canton, OH (we think). Walter was killed working for the Pennsylvania Railroad sometime around 1945-46-47 somewhere between Cincinnati and Louisville.
When Walter and Bonnie divorced/the children went to the custody of Walter who supported them by working for the Pennsylvania Railroad (probably divorced mid to late 1920s, - he boarded them with relatives here in Cincinnati and in Akron, OH). In 1930 census the three children are listed as living in a boarding house in Stark County, Plain TWP, OH. Marguerite was 12, Bill was 10 and Tom was 6.
We believe they also lived with relatives on his side in Cincinnati - the Trusty/Debord/Merritt family for some time. Bonnie had another daughter subsequently that she named Bonnie, who was half-sister to Marguerite, Tom and Bill. This half-sister died in 2002 (cancer, we believe) in Canton, OH where she lived most of her adult life. Her married name was Keller and she had four children:
A 1920 Cincinnati census shows a Walter V. Trusty who was 26 and a machinist for the RR. He was born
KY, his father KY and his mother was born in Kansas. Bonnie was 19 (We think she may have been 21 or 22) and born KY as also were her parents born in KY (William Marion and Elizabeth Jasper). Marguerite was 1 year and 7 months old at this time, so we assume the census was filled out in January, 1920, and she was born in OH. She was born in Cincinnati â€“ Amelia Earhart shows as a midwife on her birth certificate! And there was a 16 year old niece living with them whose last name was DeBord born in KY, according to this census.
The children of Walter Vernon Trusty & Fannie â€œBonnieâ€ Vaught are as follows:
Marguerite Jean Trusty born May 26, 1918
Vernon William (Bill) born May 17, 1920 16 Oct 1993/died Canton, OH/cancer
Thomas (Tom) born 1924 alive in 2003
Daniel Anthony Molloy
Marguerite Jean Trusty
Daniel Anthony Molloy married Marguerite Jean (Trusty) in 1941 in Cincinnati, OH. Daniel was born Cincinnati, OH/ November 30, 1909 died September 13, 1975. He was the son of Daniel Molloy and Mary Cohan (spelled Cohen?) Marguerite Jean Trusty was born May 26, 1918/Cincinnati, OH died January 17, 2000 pancreatic cancer.
The children of Daniel A. Molloy & Marguerite Jean Trusty are as follows:
Daniel Michael Molloy born March 23, 1943
Maureen Estaire Molloy Bauer Sharib born December 30, 1953
Andrea Theresa Bauer born February 24, 1981
Natalie Jean Bauer born February 9, 1983
Thomas Joseph Molloy born March 21, 1955
Patricia Lillian Molloy born May 27, 1958
Margaret Ann Molloy born February 5, 1960
Megan Molloy Bartl