Vaughan, Samuel (d. 1802)

English merchant. One of Franklin’s closest friends.

Owned and operated a plantation in Jamaica, where he lived until 1783. Went to Philadelphia with his wife and dependent children and moved in with the Bache family. Returned to England in 1790 where he remained until his death.

Married to Sarah Hallowell. Father of Benjamin, Charles, John, Samuel Jr., and William Vaughan.