Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday-Wm and Alice Vaughn: A Soldier and his Consort

Buried in the Dargan Cemetery in Sumter County, SC

William Vaughn

Photo Courtesy of Michael Dillingham 

 Sacred to the Memory of
Wm Vaughn who departed this life
 Sept. 23, 1857 aged 93 yrs., 4 mos.


  Alice Cook Vaughn

Photo Courtesy of Michael Dillingham 
Mrs. Alice Vaughn
Born July 24 1774   Died Mar. 8, 1859
Consort of Wm Vaughn Soldier of 76 of Sumter District
Age 84 years, 7 months, and 12 days.  

 These headstones are the last remaining stones in the Dargan Cemetery in Sumter, SC. The cemetery is now on private property and the other stones have been lost or removed by various people over the years. The current owners were kind enough to let the photographer, Michael Dillingham, take these photos to place on Find A Grave just a few months ago in order to fulfill my request for pictures.

©Cheri Hudson Passey


  1. How fortunate that you got photos of these stones before the cemetery was no more!

    There was a Reverend Dargan in the Black Creek Church that my Kirven ancestors attended in Darlington in the 1800s. One example of a middle name "Dargan" in my family, for a son who died in infancy. Can't find any Vaughns, though.

    Between your ancestors and mine, we must "cover" a lot of the South!

    1. Or at least all of Sumter County!! Haha!
      Thanks for stopping by and reading my post Mariann!