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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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SOLOMON C. VAUGHAN, son of Grandison Vaughan and Elizabeth (Nevill) Vaughan, was born near Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tenn., in 1838, and grew to maturity on his father’s farm. When sixteen years old, he went to Springfield, Mo., where he began and pursued the study of law; was admitted to practice in 1858, and until the breaking out of the war, engaged in his profession associated with Peter S. Wilkes, of Springfield, Mo. During the first year of the war, he was a member of the Missouri State Guards, under Gen. Price, after which he engaged in tobacco and general commission business in St. Louis, remaining there about one year. In 1863, he began merchandising in Ballard County; soon after located at Woodville, McCracken County, where he sold goods, until 1869, when he removed to Paducah, where he has since been actively engaged in the tobacco business. Mr. Vaughan is a Democrat in politics. He represents his ward in the city council, and is an active member of the Masonic fraternity, K. of H. and the A. O. U. W. He was married in Springfield, Mo., in 1858, to Miss Julia Dade, daughter of Judge John Dade, of that city. They are blessed with three children: Bessie, wife of Frank L. Scott; Mattie and Bertie Vaughan. Both Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan are acceptable members of the Christian Church of Paducah.

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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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