"From the best information
I can gather, he was born
in Pittsylvania County, Va., December 23, 1797, and was
of Welsh descent, direct from the Earl of Tisburn. He was
converted in the 18th year of his age, under the preaching
of Elijah Maddox, of Tennessee, who also baptized him. A
short time after his baptism, he commenced the work of an
evangelist, in which he continued four years. After this he
took the pastoral care of churches in Sumner county. Having
served these churches successfully for four years, he resigned
and moved to Wilson county. Here he spent several years,
during which time he was married to Kittie Moore."
About 1837, he moved to Christian County, Ky., where
spent the remainder of his life. Mr. Vaughan was not a
man of brilliant talents, but he possessed some good gifts,
which were used with diligence and success. In his public
addresses, he was mild, persuasive, and affectionte.
In the social circle, he devoted his fine colloquial
to the cause of religion, and he seldom failed to reach the
heart of the sinner with whom he conversed. It is doubtful
whether he accomplished most for his Master's cause, in
the pulpit, or in his private intercourse with men. During
his ministry, he baptized over 2,000 persons - a work which
few ministers accomplish, although a man of extraordinary
gifts, has occasionally baptized many more. He died in calm
and peaceful triumph, at his home in Christian county, Jan.
21, 1879, in the 83d year of his age.
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