Daniel Vaughn (1787-1864) & Margaret Hammons (1797-1870)

Daniel Vaughn & Margaret Hammons are my 4X great grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandmother Rhoda Vaughn.

Daniel Vaughn was born January 19, 1787 in Russell County, Virginia. He was a son of William Patrick Vaughn and Fereby Benton. According to the book History of Northwest Arkansas by Goodspeed, William and Fereby moved their family from Virginia to Warren County, Tennessee, then to Wayne County, Missouri, and then to Crawford County, Arkansas.  Sons Samuel and Daniel then settled in numerous locations in Washington County, Arkansas.

Margaret Hammons was born in 1797 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of Thomas Hammons (who served in the Revolutionary War), mother unknown.

Daniel & Margaret married in about 1811, since their first child was born in 1812. Margaret would have been about 14, and Daniel about 24. (Margaret’s sister Catherine married Daniel’s brother Samuel.)

They had 2 children in Tennessee, Rhoda in 1812 and Aletha in 1814. They had 2 children in Missouri, Isaac in 1818 and Zimri in 1821. In Arkansas they had 4 children, Catherine in 1823, Nancy in 1826, Anna in 1829 and Susan in 1832.

Daniel is listed on the 1828 Arkansas Tax List in Washington County.

On the 1830 US Census, Daniel was head of a household of 11 in Washington, Arkansas Territory: 1 male aged 5-9 (Zimri was 9); 1 male aged 10-14 (Isaac was 12); 1 male aged 20-29 (unknown); 1 male aged 40-49 (Daniel was 43); 2 females under age 5 (Nancy was 4 and Anna was 1); 1 female aged 5-9 (Catherine was 7); 1 female aged 10-14 (unknown); 2 female aged 15-19 (Rhoda was 18, other is unknown) ; 1 female aged 20-29 (Margaret was 33); 1 male slave aged 10-23.

On the 1840 US Census, Daniel was head of a household of 8 in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas: 2 males aged 15-19 (Zimri was 19, other is unknown); 1 male aged 50-59 (Daniel was 53); 1 female aged 5-9 (Susan was 8); 2 females aged 10-14 (Nancy was 14 and Anna was 11); 1 female aged 15-19 (Catherine was 17); 1 female aged 40-49 (Margaret was 43).

On January 5, 1846, Daniel was appointed Postmaster in War Eagle, Madison County, Arkansas. He served the position until February 27, 1847.

On the 1850 US Census, Daniel was 63 and Margaret was 53, and they were farming in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas.

On the 1860 US Census, Daniel was 73 and Margaret was 63, and they were again farming in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas.

Daniel died 1864, killed by bushwhackers in the Civil War. He was about 77 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here. A stone in Vaughan-Whitener Cemetery in Hindsville, Madison County, Arkansas:

Samuel and Daniel Vaughn, descendants of William Patrick Vaughn, immigrant of Tretower Castle, Wales, settled Vaughn Valley in 1831. Legend has it Samuel requested to be buried where he killed his last buck, thus the founding of Vaughn Cemetery. Samuel Vaughn buried April 1852. The cemetery remained Vaughn family property thru eight generations of Daniel (gravesite unknown) to that of Buck Vaughn buried April 1990 – who killed his first and only buck here. The alpha and the omega.

In 1869, Margaret Vaughn was taxed $1 on a gold watch valued at $100 according to a US IRS Tax List.

Margaret died in October of 1870 in Madison County, Arkansas. She was 72.

The children of Daniel Vaughn & Margaret Hammons:

Rhoda Vaughn – My 3x great grandmother Rhoda was born 1812 in Tennessee. She married Daniel Henson in about 1832, probably in Arkansas. They had 7 children. Rhoda died sometime after 1880. Read more about her here.

Aletha Vaughn – Aletha was born in 1815 in Tennessee, and died in 1816.

Isaac K. Vaughn – Isaac was born in 1818 in Howard County, Missouri. He married Virginia Clark on May 8, 1836 and they had 11 children. Isaac fought in the Civil War. He died in 1897 in Madison County, Arkansas.  He was about 79 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Zimri Vaughn – Zimri was born in about 1821 in Missouri. He married Mary Emily and is found with her on the 1850 US Census when he was a minister. According to Goodspeed’s History of Washington County Arkansas, he was a minister of Friendship Baptist Church, located 3 miles Southeast of Springdale. Zimri purchased 40 acres of land in Fayetteville on three occasions, in 1854, 1859, and 1860. He was involved in the settling of his father’s estate in 1868 but I don’t have record of him after that.

Catherine Vaughn – Catherine was born in 1823 in Arkansas. She married Barnett Beach in about 1839, and they had 7 children. She died prior to 1880.

Nancy Vaughn – Nancy was born August 7, 1826 in Washington County, Arkansas. She married Samuel Lane and they had 10 children. She died May 31, 1904 in Hindsville, Madison County, Arkansas. She was 77 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Anna Vaughn – Anna was born October 11, 1829. She married Robert Davis Troutt in about 1843 and they had 7 children. Robert died in the Civil War. It is unknown when Anna died but her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Susan Vaughn – Susan was born in 1832. She married William Calvin Evans and they had 6 children. She died in 1923 in Hindsville, Madison County, Arkansas. She was about 91 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Daniel Henson (1806/10-186*) & Rhoda Vaughn (1812-188*)

Updated October 2017

Daniel Henson & Rhoda Vaughn are my 3x great grandparents, parents of my 2x great grandfather Isaac Newton Hinson.

Daniel Henson was born between 1806 & 1810 in Tennessee. His parents are unknown.

Rhoda Vaughn was born about 1812 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of Daniel Vaughn & Margaret Hammons.

Daniel & Rhoda married in about 1832, probably in Arkansas.

On the 1840 US Census, Daniel Henson was head of a household in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas. There were 6 in the family: 2 males aged 5-9 (William, unknown); 1 male aged 20-29 (Daniel); 2 females under age 5 (Margaret, Penelope); 1 female aged 20-29 (Rhoda).

On the 1850 US Census, the family was farming in Brush Creek, Washington County, Arkansas. Daniel and Rhoda are both listed as age 40. Children in the home were: William, age 17; Margaret, age 14; Penelope, age 11; Thomas, age 8; Daniel, age 5; Isaac, age 1. Only William was attending school.

On the 1860 US Census, the family was farming in Clear Creek, Washington County, Arkansas. Daniel was 54 and Rhoda was 48. Children at home were: Thomas, age 18; Phillip, age 15; Isaac, age 10; Emily, age 1; Penelope, age 20 with husband William Linley, age 43, and infant Mary. Penelope and Rhoda are marked as being unable to read.

Many people online note that Daniel Henson and his son Phillip Daniel Henson served in the Civil War. Between records I found on Fold3 and information on Edward G. Gerdes Civil War Page I think it’s likely both did, but I can’t be sure. The records don’t include identifying information other than name and age.

A Daniel Henson served on the Confederate side in Company K of the 11 and 17 Consolidated Arkansas Infantry (Griffith’s Consolidated Arkansas Infantry) and Company D of 17 (Griffith’s) Arkansas Infantry from 1861-1863.

Daniel & Rhoda’s son Phillip Henson and brother-in-law Thomas Carter (married to Margaret) served on the Confederate side in Company A, 34 Arkansas Infantry. They both joined in June 1862 and deserted in January 1863. Phillip enlisted again on March 12, 1864, this time serving the Union with Company L, 1 Arkansas Cavalry. He was removed from service due to “circular 48” – perhaps because the war ended in April 1865.

Daniel died between 1863 & 1870.

On the 1870 US Census, Rhoda was 56 and a widow. She lived in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas with her youngest daughter Emily, age 12, who was working as a farm hand. Two of her children (Isaac and Penelope) lived nearby with their spouses, as did several of her siblings.

On the 1880 US Census, Rhoda lived in Prairie, Madison County, Arkansas, and was 64. She lived with daughter Emily, age 21, who married the next year. Rhoda is marked as being unable to write, and Emily is marked as being unable to read or write. This the last record I have for Rhoda.

The children of Daniel Henson and Rhoda Vaughn:

William Henson –  William was born in about 1833 in Arkansas. I have no record of him past the 1850 US Census.

Margaret Jane Henson – Margaret was born February 21, 1836 in Arkansas. She married Thomas Carter around 1860 and they had 4 children. Thomas served the Confederacy in the Civil War. She was widowed by the 1900 US Census, and the 1920 US Census she is living in Kansas with a grandchild’s family. The 1930 US Census she is back in Arkansas living with another grandchild’s family. She died August 28, 1930 in Washington County, Arkansas. She was 94.

Penelope Henson – Penelope was born in about December 1838 in Arkansas. She married William Lindley on November 25, 1858 in Washington County, Arkansas. The 1900 US Census says that she had 9 children, but that only 2 are living, and that is the last record I find of them.

Thomas Henson – Thomas was born about 1842 in Arkansas. I have no record of him after the 1860 US Census. It’s likely he served in the Civil War.

Phillip Daniel Henson – Phillip was born about 1845 in Arkansas. He married Amanda Hale immediately after the Civil War in 1865 and they had at least 8 children. The 1880 US Census is the last record I have of him.

Isaac Newton Hinson – My 2x great grandfather Isaac was born November 24, 1849 in Arkansas. He married Louisa Cumi Harp in about 1869 and they had 10 children. Isaac died July 12, 1925 in Washington County, Arkansas. He was 75. His Find A Grave memorial is here.Read more about him here.

Emily Henson – Emily was born about 1859 in Arkansas. She married Henry Dallas Hale in 1881 and had 6 children, 4 of which were living in 1900. On the 1910 US Census they lived in Texas, and by the 1920 US Census Emily was a widow and lived in Oklahoma with a daughter and her family. The last record I can find of her is the 1930 US Census, when she lived with her daughter’s family in Oklahoma.