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The Vaughan Family Archive
"In my boyhood days when I came across the family name in English history or in literature it was my habit to take it to my father and ask if the name mentioned indicated a relative of his. One day he replied to one of these interrogations something as follows: "Great men, indifferent men and even bad men have borne that name. Pick out the good ones and emulate them; neglect the indifferent ones and despise the bad ones." This sage advice I have followed. It gives me the unique opportunity of selecting my own ancestors. I can claim relationship with every good Vaughan and deny all others, and since among my ancestors there have been as many females as males I can claim kinship with any good Welshman, be he living or dead."
Books and Writings by Vaughans and their Kin:
This site is maintained for the many descendants of Sampson Vaughan (1790-1872) and his wife, Mary Jones, who married in Wales and died in North Carolina. Sampson and Mary Vaughan spent their days working a scrub oak farm near Durham, North Carolina, where they grew tobacco.