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Posted By: Dana Roquet (email)
Date: 10/25/2010 at 06:19:11

BIOGRAPHY from The Biographical and Historical Record of Wayne and Appanoose Counties Iowa publ. 1886

Stephen VAUGHN, one of the pioneer settlers of Wayne County, Iowa, now residing on section 5, Grand River Township, is a native of Wayne County, Kentucky, where he was born February 14, 1826, a son of Rev. John Vaughn, who is now deceased. He passed his youth among the mountains of his native State, and as there were no schools in his neighborhood, he received no educational advantages. He was married in November, 1846, to Mary J. Nicclaus, a daughter of Abel Nicclaus, of Pulaski County, Kentucky, Mrs. Vaughn being a native of that county. In 1851 Mr. Vaughn came to Wayne County, Iowa, with his wife and two children, having but 10 cents in money when he reached his destination. Since coming here he has been eminently successful in his agricultural pursuits, and now owns a good farm of 127 acres, which has been acquired by the united industry and strict economy of himself and wife. They have had thirteen children born to them, of whom eleven still survive -- Martha A., Elizabeth, Lewis F., George W., Charles W., James R., John A., Jeptha D., Stephen A., Sarah F. and William F. Mr. Vaughn is a member of the Christian Union.


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