Jesse W Yandell
(Abt 1810-After 1850)
Sarah Anderson
(-After 1843)
Martha J Yandell
(Abt 1837-Abt 1876)


Family Links

1. Stephen H Vaughn

2. Charles Wright

Martha J Yandell

  • Born: Abt 1837, MI or KY
  • Marriage (1): Stephen H Vaughn about 1854 in Scott County, Arkansas
  • Marriage (2): Charles Wright about 1861 in Franklin County, AR
  • Died: Abt 1876, Freedom Twp, Polk County, AR about age 39

bullet  Research Notes:

Martha J. Yandell was living in La Fave twp, Scott Co. AR in 1850 with
her father Jesse W. Yandell and three brothers. She was listed on the
census as being Mary J. Yandell. Her mother had apparently already died
at that time. Stephen H. Vaughn was also living in Hickman twp, Scott Co
at age 17 and working and living with another family. I believe Martha
met Stephen through her cousin Susan Yandell, who was married to
Stephen's brother William R. Vaughn. She and Stephen may or may not
have married but did have two children--William Washington Vaughn and C.
A. Vaughn before 1860. W.W. Vaughn was born Oct 16, 1855 and C. A. was
born about 1859. Apparently, C. A. Vaughn died as a child as he was not
listed on the 1870 Arkansas census with Martha and her new husband
Charlie Wright. Several of her brother William's children, William
Washington Vaughn and her children by Charles Wright were listed. Will
Vaughn had always told his children that his dad had gone off to the
Civil War when he, Will was six or seven years old and had never
returned. Stephen H. Vaughn joined the Confederate Army in 1862 and was
killed in Sept, 1863 at the Battle of Chicamauga in Georgia. Martha
apparently moved to Franklin Co. AR by 1860 and was living with her
brother William Yandell and family who lived next door to Charles Wright
and his brothers and sisters. She had a daughter Mary by him in 1862, so
was either divorced from Stephen Vaughn or had not been married to him.
Court records were destroyed in fires in Scott and Polk Counties,
Arkansas so it is almost impossible to verify whether marriages did take
place or not.


Martha married Stephen H Vaughn, son of Obediah Vaughn Jr and Nancy Vaughan, about 1854 in Scott County, Arkansas. (Stephen H Vaughn was born about 1832 in Miller County, Missouri and died on 19 Sep 1863 in Chicamauga, GA.) The cause of his death was Thigh wound at Battle of Chicamauga, GA.


Martha next married Charles Wright about 1861 in Franklin County, AR.

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