DR. AMOS LEMUEL VAUGHAN
BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY
SUMTER COUNTY, ALABAMA
Dr. Amos L. Vaughan, physician and surgeon, who resided at Cuba, Ala., was born Feb. 12. 1864, in Chester county, S. C. Christopher C. Vaughan, a native of Union county, in the same State, was his father, and Elizabeth “Bettie” Nunnery his mother, she being the daughter of Amos Nunnery, who passed his entire life in South Carolina. These parents removed with their family in 1865 to Cuba, Alabama where they resided in 1904.
The father was a faithful minister of the Baptist church for the extended period of fifty-five years, and well earned the rest which he enjoyed in his declining years. Christopher and Elizabeth Vaughan had the following known additional children;
1.Mattie Vaughan, a teacher in 1880
2.Virginia ‘Ginnia’ H. Vaughan
3.Richard Manley. Vaughan, (1873-1937)
4.Christopher C. Vaughan
5.William C. Vaughan
6.Amos L. Vaughan
Dr. Vaughan was reared amid the surroundings of a Christian home in Sumter county and was given the advantages of a good education in the Cuba high school. He then spent some time in the office of Dr.. H. B. Ward, whose niece afterward became his wife. When properly prepared he matriculated in the Louisville Medical college. Here he graduated with honors in the class of 1884 and immediately began the practice of medicine in his hometown. After twenty years passed he was placed in the front rank of the profession in his section of the State.
In the civic life of the community, he took an active part and served as mayor of Cuba during several terms. He was a stanch Democrat in politics, and always took an active part in campaigns. He was a member of the county executive committee. The doctor was prominent in the Masonic lodge of his town, and was also a member council commander of the local camp of Woodmen.
His wife was Allie Norman Ward, whom he married in Cuba, Oct. 1, 1885. She was the daughter of David S. Ward and was reared in Cuba.
Five children came to their home:
1.Thomas Otis Vaughan (1887-1935)
2.Susie Nunnery Vaughan
3.David Ward Vaughan (1891-1972)
4.Christopher Carlton Vaughan (1894-1936)
5.Amos Lemuel Vaughan (1896- 1928)
Dr. and Mrs. Vaughan were active and helpful members of the Baptist church and were held in high esteem by the people of their home community. Dr. Vaughan passed away August 31, 1923 and is buried in Clay Memorial Cemetery in Cuba, Sumter County, Alabama along with his wife Allie who died Feb. 28, 1938 and some of his children.
1.Notable men of Alabama: personal and genealogical, Volume 1 By Joel Campbell DuBose 1904
2. 1880 and 1910 U. S. Census – Sumter County, Alabama
3.Find A Grave.org
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