James Emerson Vaughan

7 September 1811–12 February 1893 (Age 81)
Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York, United States

The Life of James Emerson

When James Emerson Vaughan was born on 7 September 1811, in Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York, United States, his father, Benjamin Vaughan Jr., was 54 and his mother, Sylvina Averill, was 41. He married Amanda Melvina Boynton on 18 April 1839, in Chazy, Chazy, Clinton, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Ellenburg, Ellenburg, Clinton, New York, United States in 1870 and Clinton, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 12 February 1893, in Ellenburg Center, Ellenburg, Clinton, New York, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ellenburg, Ellenburg, Clinton, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Emerson Vaughan
Amanda Melvina Boynton
Marriage: 18 April 1839
Martha A. Vaughan
Sarah Amanda Vaughan
Wallace Walding Vaughan

Spouse and Children

18 April 1839
Chazy, Chazy, Clinton, New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 16

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 25

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Welsh: from fychan, a lenited form of bychan, a diminutive of bach ‘little’. This was often used to distinguish the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, typically the son of a father with the same name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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James E Vaughan

This record is from a small notebook of pages copied from the originals owned by my cousin Bev Howard. The pages include births, marriages and deaths of a few people in this immediate family. Wallace …

Sources (3)

  • James E Vaughan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James E Vaughan, "United States Census, 1840"
  • James A Vaughn, "United States Census, 1850"

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