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Vaughan Cemetery

Vaughan Cemetery, Davidson County, Tennessee

BE-17: NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN, PERCY WARNER BLVD.
 
2 TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS
 
VAUGHAN             Born: 1795          Died: 1834                                                       
Front inscription: ELIZABETH/ VAUGHAN/ BORN MAY/ THE 2, 1795/ DIED OCTOBER/ THE 26, 1834
                                                                                                                       
VAUGHAN                                                                                                      
Front inscription: NANCY D. VAUGHAN/ BORN JAN  TH 22 , 1820/ DIED OCT TH 8, 1844/ ELIZA VAUGHAN/ BORN AUGUST TH / 7, 1811/ DIED DEC. TH 18,/1812     
 
              
HISTORY OF THE VAUGHAN CEMETERY.  IN OCTOBER, 2001, INFORMATION WAS SENT TO THE DAVIDSON COUNTY CEMETERY SURVEY PROJECT, BY A DESCENDANT, TELMA ANIJAR-ANDERSEN, ABOUT JOHNSON VAUGHAN AND HIS FAMILY.
 
 MR. VAUGHAN WAS MARRIED THREE TIMES AND LIVED IN THE AREA OF DAVIDSON COUNTY, NOW CALLED VAUGHN’S GAP.
 
HIS FIRST WIFE, NANCY LOWE, DIED IN 1814, AND WAS BURIED IN THE FAMILY CEMETERY WHERE HER DAUGHTER, ELIZA, AGED ONE YEAR, HAD BEEN BURIED IN 1812.
 
 JOHNSON THEN MARRIED NANCY’S SISTER, ELIZABETH, AND THEY HAD NINE CHILDREN.  ELIZABETH DIED IN 1834.  SHE WAS BURIED IN THE FAMILY GRAVEYARD.  NANCY D. VAUGHAN, ONE OF THE CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH AND JOHNSON, WHO DIED IN 1844, WAS BURIED IN THE FAMILY GRAVEYARD. 
 
JOHNSON VAUGHAN MARRIED A THIRD TIME, IN 1836, TO ELIZABETH JANE (ANDERSON) BERRY AND THEY HAD FIVE CHILDREN.  JOHNSON DIED IN 1871 AND ELIZABETH IN 1876.  THEY WERE BURIED IN THE FAMILY CEMETERY AND LATER RE-INTERRED IN MT. OLIVET CEMETERY. 
 
TODAY, THERE ARE ONLY TWO TOMBSTONES IN THE FAMILY CEMETERY, ONE TOMBSTONE FOR ELIZABETH LOWE VAUGHAN AND ONE TOMBSTONE FOR THE TWO FIRST COUSINS, ELIZA AND NANCY D. VAUGHAN.
 
 IN NOVEMBER, 2001, NEIGHBORS REPORTED TO THE VOLUNTEERS, WHO WERE SURVEYING THE CEMETERY, THAT, PRIOR TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SUBDIVISION, 30 YEARS AGO, THERE HAD BEEN SEVEN TOMBSTONES IN THE VAUGHAN FAMILY CEMETERY.  THE CEMETERY IS LOCATED, BETWEEN TWO HOUSES, IN A SMALL WOODED THICKET.  TWO TOMBSTONES REMAIN STANDING.  MANY BROKEN STONE PIECES ARE SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE THICKET.                                                                                      
 
 
SITE SURVEYED NOVEMBER 1, 2001
 
 
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