Nancy Jane (
Maiden name: unknown
Birth: Abt 1833 in , , KY
Death: 17 Mar 1865 in St. Louis, MO
Died in Gratiot Prison, St. Louis, MO
Burial: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
Marriage 1: George GRAY
Charles GRAY b: Abt 1855
Marriage 2: Thomas VAUGHN b: Abt 1838 in , , MO; son of Mary (Fuqua) &
Richard B VAUGHN b: Abt 1861
Josiah VAUGHN b: Abt 1862
She married George Gray about 1854. They had
a child named Charles Gray about 1855. She divorced
George Gray and married Thomas Vaughn about 1860. They
had a child named Richard B Vaughn about 1861 and a child named Josiah Vaughn
about 1862. Thomas Vaughn was killed about 1862. According to Thomas’ mother, he was murdered for
his money on the highway. Nancy Jane Vaughn was
arrested in Jackson County along with her mother-in-law, Mary Vaughn and
her 15-year-old niece, Susan Vaughn in August 31, 1864 for aiding and helping
and giving information to the bushwakers including Quantrill’s Raiders. They were interrogated and sent to the Union Gratiot
prison in St. Louis, Missouri. Nancy Jane Vaughn
died of a congestive chill after reaching St. Louis on March 17, 1865. She was buried in the Confederate Section of the
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
Nancy Vaughn a prisoner taken Feb 11, 1865 made at Kansas City, MO.
Daily Journal of Commerce,
Kansas City, Mo Mar. 25, 1865
Dr. Palmer has returned from St. Louis where he went with the rebel prisoners
from this city. The wife of the bushwacker Vaughn died of a congestive
chill the next day after reaching St. Louis. Dr Caleb B. Winfrey, the
rebel surgeon, took the amnesty oath, and is residing with his family in St.
Louis. The Doctor says the oath taking business was never so brisk in
St. Louis as now. The rebs are convinced that the thing is “played out”.
Office, Supt. & Isptr. Mil. Prisons
St. Louis, Mo., May 11, 1865
Col. J. H. Baker, Prov. Mar. Gen.
Col. I have the honor to state that Charles Gray, a son from the first marriage
of Nancy Vaughn who died the 17th of March 1865, the day after her arrival
in the female prison, is at Gratiot St. Prison, and wishes to be sent to
his Uncle William Whitehouse, who resides at Raytown near Independence, Mo.
The boy is very good and it would spoil him for all his life if he remains
longer with the prisoners.
Very Respectfully yours,
L. T. Tea
Lt. Col., A. D. C. Supt. & Insp. Mil. Prisons