Person:Mary Vaughan (26)

m. 25 May 1858
  1. Mary Rebecca Vaughan1860 - 1930
  2. Margaret Christena Vaughan1861 - 1933
  3. Newton Asbury Vaughan1863 - 1932
  4. Anna Phoebe Vaughn1865 - 1897
  5. Emma Tryphena Vaughn1867 - 1923
  6. Stephen D. Vaughn1872 - 1872
  7. Darthula Ella Vaughn1873 - 1873
  8. Freddie W. Vaughn1877 - 1877
Facts and Events
Name Mary Rebecca Vaughan
Gender Female
Birth? 14 Feb 1860 Bloomfield, Jackson, Ohio, United States
Death? 22 Mar 1930 Bloomfield, Jackson, Ohio, United States
Burial? Union Cemetery, Bloomfield, Jackson, Ohio, United States


Mary Rebecca, oldest child of Stephen N. and Lucinda D. Vaughn, was born in a log house about one-fourth mile from the old home February 14, 1860, and died March 22, 1930, age 70 years, 1 month and 8 days. Her parents moved into the old home when she was about one year and 10 months old, where she spent the rest of her entire life.

She was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church when about 10 years of age. She maintained her faith and relation with the church until the hour of death. She was a faithful attendant at all the mans of grace during her entire life. She never looked back nor had the least desire to betray her Lord and Master.

She had been superintendent of the Home Department of the Union Sunday School for more than twenty years, and was always careful to visit the members once a quarter. This to her was a very delightful task and she enjoyed it greatly. She was very generous in her support of the church, it beng her custom to pay the tenth of her income to God's cause. She believed in Foreign Missions and gave generously to the support of this worthy cause. She was always loyal to her pastors. It was a great pleasure for her to entertain them in her home. Her Christian life was not characterized by emotion or demonstration, but by faithfulness, loyalty and uprightness.

She believed in the Bible as the Word of God, a message from her Heavenly Father in regard to Salvation. It was not hard for her to believe in the Deity of Christ nor the miracles which He wrought. She staggered not at the promises of God through unbelief. She was never tempted to give up her faith. The faith that kept her in the service of God for three score years was not abandoned in her last days. It was satisfactory as th eend drew near.

Mary Vaughn was a woman of a remarkable spirit of industry. She had a great ambition to be able to take care of herself. She and her sister, Emma, for more than 20 years managed a large farm so that they had all the needed comforts of life. They never had to call on any one for help, and for the last seven years she had made her way alone. She was noted for her unusual spirit of economy, and ws never given to extravagance. Her debts never emparassed any one. She was strictly hones. No one ever lost a dollar because she was unwilling or unable to meet her just obligations. Her promise was as good as her note and her note was worth 100 cents on the dollar.

She lived a humble, modest, quiet unassuming life. She cared not for the so called social clubs but was very fond of the fellowship of her sisters of the organized class of the Sunday school and enjoyed meeting with them very much. Only last Thursday she spent the day at the home of one of the members helping quilt a quilt. Hers was a life of faith.

She was not ashamed to be numbered with thoe who believe in Jesus Christ. She never saw any reason why she should change her faith.

Unbelief has no foundation. Unbelief separates a man from God-life, love and hope. God made man in his own image. God did not make man in the image of the brute. Most men prefer the image of the brute to the image of God. A brute is a poor comparison of man. Sinful man is a poor comparison of God. To believe in God is to believe in the love of God. Sister Mary was not a believer in the new religion. There is no modern God-- Love and truth are not modern.

About one month ago she had a light stroke of paralysis but seemed to rally and was able to go about again. Saturday morning about 11 o'clock she was stricken the second time and her spirit took its eternal flight.

She leaves to mourn her departure one sister, Maggie C. Blair, one brother, N. A. Vaughn of Adelphi, four nephews, one niece, seven grand-nephews, three grand-nieces and a number of other relatives, besides a large circle of sympathizing friends. (Written by R. A. Blair)

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