Historical Rosters Database
Leonidas Augustus VaughanRoster ID 219
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1845|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Leonidas Augustus Vaughan (Class of 1845). Genealogy: Born 1826; Parents- Alfred Jefferson Vaughan and Dorothy Vaughan of Dinwiddie Co., VA; Paternal Grandparents: Peter Vaughan and Martha Boisseau of Dinwiddie Co.; Maternal Grandparents: Robert Vaughan and Lucy Hunt of Amelia, Co. VA. Siblings: Augustus, Mary Virginia, Alfred J., Jr. (VMI Class of 1851), Benjamin Joseph. VMI Record: Enrolled on July 5, 1842; resigned due to academic deficiencies on February 10, 1843 (effective Feb. 5). Career: After leaving VMI he went West and settled near St. Joseph, Missouri, among the Pottawattomie tribe of Indians; was an Indian trader. Death: At age 25; died of cholera on the Ohio River, near Wheeling, WV, while returning to Virginia to visit relatives.|