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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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EDWARD W. VAUGHAN was born in Montgomery County, Tenn., in 1833, and is a son of Grandison Vaughan and Elizabeth W. Vaughan, nee Nevill. His father was a native of Virginia, removed in early life to Tennessee, married Miss E. W. Nevill, and located permanently in Montgomery County, near Clarksville. He there engaged in the pursuits of agriculture until 1858, at which time he removed to Kentucky, settling in Ballard County. He there established and built a tobacco stemmery and did an extensive business, until 1866, when, with his sons, he removed to Louisville, Ky., and there engaged in the same business until his death, which occurred in 1879; his wife died in Ballard County, about 1866. Edward W. is one of a family of ten children born to these parents, six of whom are now living. Mr. Vaughan was reared under the whole some influence of farm life; received a fair English education, and in 1856 began his experience in the tobacco trade, in Clarksville, Tenn. He removed with his family to Ballard County, Ky., in 1858, thence to Louisville, in 1866; and to Paducah, in 1869, and that year erected his stemmery, which is the largest in western Kentucky, exporting each year large quantities of tobacco for the foreign market. Mr. Vaughan is a member of the Christian Church, of the Masonic fraternity, and is a gentleman of rare social and business qualities. He was married in 1859, in Russellville, Logan Co., Ky., to Miss Mildred McCuddy, who died in 1869, leaving two children: Annie L. and Lucy Vaughan. His second marriage took place in 1871, to Miss Cordelia M. Terrell, daughter of J. H. Terrell. Their union has resulted in the birth of four children: Horace G., Mildred, Edward W. and one unnamed.

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This family biography is one of 165 biographies included in the McCracken County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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