||Samuel Owens house|
quickly shot unstable video of the interior the the Samuel Owens house built 1840. Staircase is original teak from 1840. This house was inherited by daughter Eva Owens who married Otha B Vaughan. They raised their children from separate marriages in this house and had one child , Evelyn Bradley Vaughan as offspring of their marriage raised here. House was being auctioned August 2010 with allowed video
- Per John Vaughan Curtis (Jack) Mr. Vaughan married a woman who was a widow and quite wealthy and had a big farm house and farm near burnside Ky. The farm was quite an attraction as a boy growing up for all the fun activities they had there. These included many swings and novelties. One of the novelties was a pet crow they had caught. They split the tongue of the crow and taught it to talk and it would say a few words. It was tied to a tree in the yard and could fly a little distance before the string would contain it. Therefore on many newspaper account excerpts on this site you will find accounts of many folks visiting the Otha Vaughan farm with family.
per Mary Wells Vaughan Curtis interview 1984, her father was in the livery business and lumber business. Jack Curtis believes he was a cooper (barrel maker)
per John Vaughan Curtis (Jack) 01/02/04) Otha Vaughan, his grandfather, developed prostate cancer later in life and went to Louisville for surgery. However, he never fully recovered and later died of prostate cancer
NEWS: Excerpts from the Somerset Journal, 6 Feb 1920
Mrs. Otho Vaughn is visiting her daughter at Danville.
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Curtis visited Mr. and Mrs. Otho Vaughn Sunday.
- Per book published by the Russel County KY historical society called "Russell County Kentucky: History and Families, page 143, O.B. Vaughan was a member of the Russell Lodge #284 Free and Accepted Masons Jamestown KY.
- Somerset Commonwealth Newspaper 3/17/2018 reprint from 12/28/1927:
The Pulaski Stave Company was incorporated here last week.
The officers are A. R. Humble, president, and O. B. Vaughn, secretary.
The new concern will manufacture staves and heading and will operate a number of mills."
- Somerset Commonwealth Journal 3/16/19 reprint:
Civil War Veteran Dead Mr. WM. O. Newell
died last Sunday, March 26, after an illness extended back over many months. He had for some time made his home with Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Vaughan, near Pisgah. Mrs. Vaughan being a niece of the deceased.
Mr. Newell was born in 1840, served during the Civil War and had lived a life that would be well for any young man to emulate in his dealings with his fellow men. He was 82 years of age when the end came.