Bloodgames: The Story of the Vaughans, a Southern Family and Its Neighbors


Bloodgames is a story of many families and of many places. One family-the Vaughans-serves as a connecting thread as they move from Virginia, to the Carolinas, Alabama and Mississippi. From the start in New Kent County, Virginia, the story moves to Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Next is Sumter, South Carolina; then the Creek Indian lands of Yazoo; and finally, the East Alabama Creek lands. Along the way, branches who moved to other areas are touched upon. Life upon the plantations and at the racetracks, stories of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars and adventurous tales such as Casey Jones' famous ride make up this volume. Read about Battles of Forts Motte and Watson, the campaigns of Manassas, Vicksburg, Baker's Creek and others. Read about a family that furnished its locales with lawyers and sawyers, sheriffs and marshals, tailors and sailors, merchants and millers, farmers and tillers, and saints and sinners. Bloodgames is complete with a comprehensive index. Censuses and deeds from which much of the evidence was drawn, as well as other documents, are included.

Terry Vaughn

(1998), 2009, 5½x8½, paper, index, 426 pp.

ISBN: 9780788409448