About Unknown Ancestry
Vaughan, a Welsh name meant "little black" or small and dark. Admiral Samuel Vaughan, was an elderly man at the time the Duke of Wellington was a victor in the Battle of Waterloo against Napoleon. A banquet was given in homor of the Duke at his return with all the high officials there. Adminral Baughan dies sitting at the table.
Two of his sons, Samuel and David, came to America and settled in virginia. Some of tier descrndants went South, others to Illinois. A third son, was killed in a mine accident in South Wales. He left a widow, who married a man by the name of Jenkins.
William and Thomas were Welsh insurrectionists trying to gain its freedom from the British rule.