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The Yaughn Family Home Page

Updated November 22, 2003

Harold Yaughn

31 Estuary Trail

Clearwater, Florida 33759

HYaughn@aol.com

I AM DOING RESEARCH ON THE YAUGHN FAMILY NAME. I HAVE TRACED THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THIS SPELLING TO THE 1880 CENSUS FOR TWO COUSINS WHO ARE DESCENDANTS OF A FLEMING YON THAT MOVED TO CRAWFORD COUNTY GA AROUND 1830 FROM ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. THE SURNAME FOR MOST OF HIS DESCENDANTS WAS SPELLED YAWN FOR AND AFTER THE 1860 CENSUS INCLUDING THE TWO COUSINS IN THE 1880 CENSUS AND THE SPELLING YON IN THE 1850 CENSUS HAS MOSTLY DISAPPEARED FROM CRAWFORD COUNTY. I CANNOT FIND THE SURNAME YAUGHN ORIGINATING ANYWHERE OUTSIDE CRAWFORD COUNTY, GA. IT IS LISTED AS AN AMONSOQUATH CHEROKEE TRIBE SURNAME ACCORDING TO THEIR WEBSITE, BUT I HAVE FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF INDIAN DESCENDANTS. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS AS TO WHY TWO COUSINS IN 1880 CENSUS WHO CANNOT READ NOR WRITE CHANGE THE SPELLING OF THEIR NAMES SO DRAMATICALLY WHILE OTHER COUSINS LEFT THEIR NAMES INTACT? WHERE DID THE SPELLING YAUGHN COME FROM?

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