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Snow Cemetery
Newton County,

Nancy Richardson Vaughn
Birth: Apr., 1860
Murray, Newton County, Arkansas
Death: 1937
Newton County, Arkansas

Nancy Richardson-Vaughn is the daughter of John & Pheby Richardson. She is the sister of Joe Richardson & Margaret Richardson-Snow. She is the wife of Joe Vaughn. Together they raised eleven children. Their names are; Dora, Samuel, James, Sarah, Ebb, Will, John, George & Marion, (twins), Charlie & Nancy Lee

Joe Vaughn
Alias Frank James
Birth: Jul., 1844 Missouri
Death: Feb., 1926
Wayton, Newton County, Arkansas

Joe Vaughn was the husband of Nancy Richardson-Vaughn.
Together they raised eleven children. Their names are; Dora, Samuel, James, Sarah, Ebb, Will, John, George & Marion, (twins), Charlie & Nancy Lee. Joe told his children in the last few years before his death that when he died he wanted his 'real' name put on his tombstone. When the children asked what name that would be if Joe Vaughn wasn't the right one, Joe replied that he wanted 'Frank James' on his stone. In the last years of his life, Joe wrote a 134 page book detailing his life as the infamous outlaw and half brother of Jesse James. This book tells of his life from that of a young man in the beginning years of the Civil War fighting beside Quantral and Jesse up to the time he left the Indian Territory, what is now Oklahoma,and made his way to the Ozark Mountains. Having left behind the Indian Territory he also left behind the life he lead and the name he was born with, Frank James, and used the alias that he'd used at other times through out his life, the name of Joe Vaughn.
When asked after his death about the 'man' Joe Vaughn, friends and neighbors county wide had all gotten the impression that he was not a meer farmer. He had been known to handle a hand gun in a manner that the everyday man wouldn't have the expertise of. He served Newton County, Arkansas as a surveyor for a number of years. Joe was a member of the Masons, Buffalo Lodge #366. His stone bears the name he wanted, Frank James alias Joe Vaughn.

Bio courtesy of Beverly Vaughn, a direct descendant.

Contributed on 10/22/08 by ashaw444
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Submitted: 10/22/08 • Approved: 7/12/14 • Last Updated: 7/15/14 • R83381-G83381-S3

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