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Thomas Earl VAUGHN
b. 20 Jul 1832 in Middleborough, MA, the son of Stillman and Lucinda (WASHBURN) VAUGHAN
m. 9 Nov 1855 in Bureau Co., IL
d. 9 Feb 1899 in Wyanet, Bureau Co., IL; bur. in Forest Hills Cemetery, Wyanet
Lydia Jane HOLLINGSHEAD
b. 18 May 1838 in Belmont Co., the daughter of Thomas and Mary (HARTLEY) HOLLINGSHEAD
d. 11 Mar 1908 in Wyanet; bur. in Forest Hills Cemetery
Thomas Vaughn was born in 1832 in Middleborough, MA, where his family had lived for almost 200 years. He was one of two children. As a young boy, his family moved west to Muskingum Co., OH, and then in 1851 to Bureau Co., IL. They settled just north of Wyanet.
Lydia Hollingshead was born in Belmont Co., OH to Thomas Hollingshead and Mary Hartley, Thomas' second wife. Her mom, Mary Hartley, died, probably at Lydia's birth. Her father remarried shortly thereafter, to Sarah DONALDSON. In about 1845, the family moved to Bureau Co., IL. Thomas Hollingshead died shortly after that. With the remarriage of her stepmother (to William ELLIOTT), Lydia roomed with relatives and worked as a domestic.
Thomas and Lydia were m. 9 Nov 1855. They built a house on family land about three miles north of present-day Wyanet. Thomas was a successful businessman, in addition to a farmer, operating a store north of Wyanet. This area became known as Vaughn's Corner.
Thomas and Lydia's house
was located on the site of the first white settlement in Bureau Co. The
house is still standing today, although deserted.
Children of Thomas and Lydia Vaughn:
Pictures and Stuff
Portrait of Thomas Vaughn
of Thomas Vaughn from 1885
A biography of Thomas Vaughn from 1906
From Forest Hills Cemetery,
Thomas Vaughn's house,
as it stood in 1997
An outbuilding on the property
The historical marker commemorating the Vaughn homestead as the sight of the first white settlement in Bureau County
Another Vaughn distinctive - this rock, located in the timber, is said to be a meteorite
A close-up of the meteorite
|Elizabeth Vaughn||Thomas Vaughn||Stillman Vaughan||Peter Vaughan||Peter Vaughan|
|Betsey Cushman||Isaac Cushman|
|Lucinda Washburn||Thomas Washburn||William Washburn|
|Ruth Briggs||Ebenezer Briggs|
|Lydia Hollingshead||Thomas Hollingshead||John Hollingshead|
|Mary Hartley||Mahlon Hartley||Mahlon Hartley|
|Charity Scarborough||John Scarborough|
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|Genealogy of Stephen R.
Moore - Family Page of Thomas Vaughn and Lydia Hollingshead
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