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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jefferson County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Charles Frank Vaughn, a farmer of Central Township, Jefferson County, was born near his present home, October 25, 1854, and is the only child of William and Caroline (Lee) Vaughn, the former a native of Southampton County, Va., who died in 1855. Mrs. Vaughn afterward married E. J. Parker, by whom she had one child, Caroline (deceased). Mrs. Parker died in February, 1874. C. F. Vaughn was reared on a farm, which occupation he has always followed with the exception of three years spent in the lead mines near Vineland. December 25, 1879, he married Annie E. Davis, a native of St. Louis, and a daughter of J. J. Davis, a steamboat captain. Mrs. Vaughn is a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Vaughn owns 187 acres of land in Jefferson County, which he devotes to farming and stock-raising.

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This family biography is one of 224 biographies included in The History of Jefferson County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Jefferson County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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