Stephen Vaughn
of Wayne County Kentucky
Submitted by Dale Garton

Biography copied from "Biographical and Historical Record of Wayne and Appanoose
Counties Iowa"  published by Inter-State Publishing Company 113 Adams Street,
Chicago, 1886.

 Page 454

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 youthamong 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., Jephtha D., Stephen A., Sarah F.
and William F. Mr. Vaughn is a member of the Christian

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