Daniel Vaughn (1817-1908)

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Daniel Vaughn
Baptism of charles vaun.jpg
LDS Baptismal Record in Elk Creek Twp., PA 1833
Born: 16 Mar 1817
Died: 22 Jul 1908 Akron Twp., Michigan
Father: Charles Vaughn
Mother: Elizabeth Morgan
Siblings: Edward Vaughn
Damaris Vaughn
Henry Vaughn
John Vaughn
Nancy Vaughn
Huldah Dimeras Vaughn
Betsey Vaughn
Samuel Vaughn
Joel Jonah Vaughn
Daniel Vaughn
Spouse: Sylvia Green
Married: bef 1848 of Elk Creek Twp., Pennsylvania
Children: Charles Vaughn
Daniel J. Vaughn
Nancy Ann Vaughn
Rosetta M. Vaughn

Daniel Vaughn was born March 16, 1817 in either New York, Pennsylvania or Ohio.

His Father and family are on the 1820 Federal Census in Conneaut, Erie, Pennsylvania.

1830 they are in Elk Creek Twp., Erie Pennsylvania.

Daniel was baptized into the LDS Church by Elder Evan Greene February 28, 1833 at Elk Creek Twp., Erie Pennsylvania. His father and brother are also listed on the page. A few months later the Prophet Joseph stops by the neighborhood at Shadrack Roundy's for a couple days to meet with the Saints.

In 1840 the family is still in Elk Creek Twp., Erie, Pennsylvania.

He married Sylvia Green before 1848 of Elk Creek Twp., Erie, Pennsylvania.

Their children are Charles Vaughn, Daniel J. Vaughn, Nancy Ann Vaughn and Rosetta M. Vaughn.

Not found yet in 1850 Census, son Charles is born abt 1848 in Pennsylvania. Son Daniel is born in Michigan abt. 1851 and daughter Nancy is born in 1858 in Ashtabula Co., Ohio.

In 1860 they are back in Elk Creek Twp., Erie, Pennsylvania.

On January 18, 1862, Daniel joined Company K, 111 PA Infantry (in Erie Co., PA). Two days later Samuel & George Vaughn mustered into the same company, all three discharged on Surg. Certificate 22 May 1862.

In March 1862/4 daughter Rosetta is born in Pennsylvania.

In 1870 they live in Grant Twp, Huron, Michigan.

1880 he lives with his son Charles in Akron, Tuscola, Michigan and also with his son Daniel at Sebewaing, Huron, Michigan.

1890 he is listed on the Census of Michigan Veterans in Akron, Tuscola, Michigan.

In 1900 he is living with his daughter-in-law at Akron, Tuscola, Michigan.

When his wife dies in 1906 she is listed as married. They are not living together but living with different children and she isn't buried with him.

Daniel is a Gun Smith.

Daniel died July 22, 1908 in Akron, Tuscola, Michigan.

He was buried in the Hickory Island Cemetery, July 24, 1908.


  • Birth: from death record
  • Birthplace variations: Ohio, PA, NY
  • 1820 Federal Census, Conneaut, Erie, Pennsylvania: pg. 165
age of Charles and wife 45 and up; children males: 4 ages 0-10, 2 ages 16-25. Females 1 age 0-10, 2 age 10-16.
  • 1830 Federal Census, Elk Creek, Erie, Pennsylvania: pg. 324
husb. and wife ages 50-60; Children: Males: 2 age 10-15, 2 age 15-20, 1 age 20-30. Females 2 age 5-10.
  • 1840 Federal Census, Elk Creek twp, Erie, Pennsylvania:
Charles had wife age 60/70 Child f 30-40; child m 20-30; child m 20-30; child f 15-20 child m 8 or under.
  • 1860 Federal Census, Elk Creek, Erie, Pennsylvania
Von, Daniel, 40, male, white, NY
, Sylvia, 30, female, white, NY
, Charles, 13, male, white, at home, Pennsylvania
, Daniel, 7, male, white, at home, Mish
, Nancy, 1, female, white, at home, Ohio
  • Military: BOYLE, John Richards, Soldiers True, Page 361:
Civil War Company K 111 PA Infantry (Erie, PA)
VAUGHN, Daniel, Private
Mustered in 18 Jan 1862
Discharged on Surg. Certificate 22 May 1862.
  • 1870 Federal Census, Grant twp., Huron, Michigan
Vaughn, Daniel, 45, male, white, farmer, 600, Ohio
, Sylvia, 40, female, white, Keeps House, Ohio
, Charles, 22, male, white, at home, Ohio
, Daniel, 19, male, white, at home, Ohio
, Nancy, 11, female, white, at home, Ohio
, Rosetta, 6, female, white, Michigan
  • 1880 Federal Census, Akron Twp., Tuscola, Michigan
Vaughn, Charles
, Daniel, Father, white, male, 55, married, laborer, NY, NY, CAN
  • 1880 Federal Census, Sebewaing, Huron, Michigan
Vaughn, Daniel,
, Daniel Sr., father, 64, md, laborer, PA, NY, NY
  • 1890 Census of Michigan Veterans, Supervisor's District #2 E. D. #221 Home #66 Family #68 Akron, Tuscola, MI
VAUGHAN, Daniel, Private, K Co. 11 PA Inf.
enlisted 18 Jan 1862
discharged 30 May 1862
service: 4 months 12 days
Post Office: Unionville, Tuscola, MI
Disability Incurred:  ?Vollron? R leg + hip.
  • 1900 Federal Census, Akron Twp., Tuscola, Michigan
Vaughn, Linda
, Daniel, F in Law, white, male, b. Mar 1820, 80, Widow, PA, NY, NY
  • Death: State of Michigan, Certificate of Death:
Name: Daniel Vaughn
Place of Death: Akron Twp., Tuscola, MI
Gender: Male
Color: White
Marital Status: Widower
Date of Birth: 3/16/1817
Age: 91 years 4 months 6 days
Occupation: Gun Smith
Birthplace of Decedent: Pennsylvania
Father: Dont Know
Father’s birth place: Dont Know
Mother: Dont Know
Mother’s birth place: Dont Know
Informant: Ray Vaughn, Unionville
Burial date and place: Hickory Island Cemetery, 7/24/1908
Undertaker: Chas F Sees Unionville
Date filed: July 23, 1908
Registrar: E Howard Peters
Date of death: 7/22/1908
Date last see alive: July 20, 1908
Date attended deceased: July 19th, 1908 to July 22, 1908
Time death occurred: 8 am
Cause of death: Paralysis
Contributory: Old Age
Name and address of Physician: G Len.....MD 1/22/1908 Unionville Mich
  • Thompson, A.C. History of Indiana, Vol 2, pg. 252:
Henry J. Hanes ... is a son of Huram and Betsie (Vaughn) Hanes. ... Betsie Vaughn, [is] a daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Morgan) Vaughn, natives of Canada, and the father and mother of eight children, namely: Henry, John, Joel, Daniel, Samuel, Nancy, Dimers, Hulda and Betsie.
  • Bills, Cheryl Harmon. Cheryl's Ancestry Dec 2006, Ancestry.com database