Person:Newton Vaughan (1)

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
m. 19 Sep 1888
  1. Ernest Stephen Miller Vaughan1889 - 1963
  2. Miller Darst Vaughan1891 - 1966
  3. Marcella Sara Vaughan1894 - 1972
  4. Loren Andrew Vaughan1897 - 1983
  5. Stanley Newton Vaughan1901 - 1998
  6. Dale Dean Vaughan1907 - 1907
Facts and Events
Name Newton Asbury Vaughan
Gender Male
Birth? 23 Sep 1863 Bloomfield, Jackson, Ohio, United States
Marriage 19 Sep 1888 Pike, Ohio, United Statesto Jennie Belle Miller
Death? 13 Nov 1932 Adelphi, Colerain, Ross, Ohio, United States
Burial? Green Summit Cemetery, Colerain, Ross, Ohio, United States

"Grandpa Newton was liberally educated, followed farming for a number of years, then conducted the leading furniture and undertaking establishment at Adelphi. He married Jennie Belle Miller. His sons were taught the business of undertaking. After Grandma Jennie's death in 1921, he remarried to Jennie's cousin, Ella Miller. He had white horses which he used for children's funerals. He kept them clean by using lemon juice. He used black horses for all other funerals." As related by Newton's granddaughter, Charlene


N. A. Vaughan Prominent Citizen of Adelphi Succumbs to Heart Ailment

Newton A. Vaughan, one of the best known business men in the four adjoining counties, passed away at his home in Adelphi Sunday a.m. after an illness of several months.

On Sunday morning he arose at the usual time and had about completed his dress when he was seized by a heart attack from which he never recovered.

Mr. Vaughan with his family came to Adelphi thirty years ago from Jackson County when he purchased the furniture and undertaking business from the Wittwer Bros., and has continued in this work until the time of his death.

During these thirty years Mr. Vaughan has served the public honestly and faithfully, which will live from time on in memory of a faithful servant, which is a beautiful heritage that has been bestowed upon his family of industrious children and the bereaved widow. We can truthfully say, that those who ask him for favors, were never turned away. One of his chief concerns were to help the less fortunate. He was born September 23rd, 1865, the son of Stephen and Lucinda Perrell Vaughan of Jackson county and was married to Jennie Miller who died in 1921 and later was married to Ella Miller. He was a member of the Knights of Phthias, Red Men, and the Methodist church, and a member of board of directors of Green Summit cemetery.

Mr. Vaughan was a man who numbered his friends by the score. His genial good nature, his hospitalilty, his helpfulness will be testified to by many.

Surviving are his (2nd) wife, four sons and one daughter, Ernest of Jackson, Miller of Chillicothe, Loren of Columbus, Stanley of Parkersvurg, W. Va., and Mrs. Charles Dresbach of Kingston. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. R. A. Blair of Jackson.

The funeral services were held at the Adelphi M. E. church, 2 o'clock p.m., Wednesday, where the church was filled with sympathizing friends and relatives. Rev. Field, a former pastor officiated, assisted by five former pastors, namely, Rev. C. L. Thomas, Rev. Frederick Brown, Rev. E. B. Dean, Rev. J. K. Price and Rev. R. A. Blair.

Many beautiful floral designs surrounded the casket that were presented by the business men of the village, the Sunday School and church organizations, the K. of P and Red Men lodges.

Burial was made on the family lot in Green Summit cemetery.

Death Notice in the Lancaster Eagle Gazette, November, 1932:

N. A. Vaughan, 69, funeral director at Adelphi, Ohio, for 30 years, died unexpectedly of heart disease at his home. His widow, a daughter, Mrs. Marcella Dresbach, and 4 sons survived.


A Standard History of Ross County, Ohio - Vol. 2, pg. 738 - 740"

Newton A. Vaughan. Representing one of the very old families of Southern Ohio, and now an active business man at Adelphi, Colerain Township of Ross County, Newton A. Vaughan has had a very busy career. He was liberally educated, followed farming and stock raising for a number of years, but finally removed to Ross County and has conducted the leading furniture and undertaking establishment at Adelphi for the past fourteen years.

His birth occurred on a farm in Bloomfield Township of Jackson County, Ohio, September 23, 1863. He is a grandson of Thomas Vaughan, who was born in Pennsylvania, of early Welsh ancestry. From Pennsylvania he went in the early days to Ohio, moving with wagons and teams and becoming an early settler in Bloomfield Township of Jackson County. At that time nearly all that section was a wilderness, land could be secured direct from the Government by paying a small fee, and his neighbors secured their meat largely from the wild game in the woods. He bought a tract of timbered land in Bloomfield Town ship, improved it with a log house, and after getting established in a financial way became prominent in public affairs. He served seventeen years as circuit judge. He lived on his farm in Jackson County until his death in 1870. Judge Vaughan married Rebecca Dunham, who died in middle life, after rearing the following children : Jacob, Annie, Phoebe, Margaret, Mordecai, Samuel, James W., Stephen N., William and Thomas H. All the sons became farmers and all lived to a good age except Samuel, who passed away in middle life. William for some years was connected with the furnace business at Jackson. Mordecai, in addition to farming, was active in the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Stephen N. Vaughan, father of Newton A., was born in Bloomfield Township of Jackson County, and for his education attended one of the old-fashioned schools held in a log cabin and conducted on the subscription plan. Nevertheless, he obtained a very substantial education. Reared on a farm, he adopted agriculture as his regular pursuit, and made a brilliant success of it. After leaving the home he bought a tract of land near the old farm of his father and started out as a general crop raiser and stockman. For some years he raised thoroughbred short horn cattle, but later specialized in the Polled Durham cattle and the 0. I. C. swine. He made his stock raising business known far and wide by extensive advertisement, and every advertisement which he inserted in local papers or published otherwise contained the following characteristic sentence : "Dinner always ready here, lodging and meals free." He kept his farm equipped with the latest improved machinery and is said to have introduced the first mowing machine and had the first scales in Bloomfield Township. He was a very progressive man and his success in private affairs was matched by the service he rendered the community in raising the standards of stock production. His death occurred July 19, 1901, at the age of seventy-three. Stephen N. Vaughan was married May 25, 1858, to Lucinda D. Perrell, who was born in Pike County, Ohio, where her father, John Perrell, was a pioneer. She died June 14, 1893. Her five children were : Mary R., Margaret C., Newton A., Phoebe Ann and Emma.

Newton A. Vaughan, the only son of his parents, grew up on his father's stock farm. After finishing the course in the rural schools he attended a select school in Bloomfield Township, also Professor Morgan's school at Oak Hill and Jackson, and finally took the scientific course in the Ohio Northern University at Ada. While thus liberally educated, he did not adopt a profession, but for a number of years applied all his energies to farming and stock raising on 240 acres of his father's original homestead.

In 1902 Mr. Vaughan left the farm and moved to Adelphi in Ross County, where he entered the furniture and undertaking business which he has conducted with growing prosperity to the present time. In 1904 he graduated from the Myers School of Embalming and is equipped both by professional training and with all material facilities for carrying on his business.

On September 19, 1898, Mr. Vaughan married Jennie B. Miller. She was born in Vinton County, Ohio. Her grandfather, Thomas Miller, who was born in Pennsylvania January 14, 1809, was three years of age when his father died, and he then lived with an uncle until he was twelve, and after that with another uncle, Jacob Guy, who owned a flouring mill. Here he came into a new and varied experience, and drove a four-horse team transporting flour to Pittsburg and Allegheny City. In 1845 he came to Ohio, locating in Weatherville Township of Vinton County, where he purchased and occupied a tract of land until 1849, and then bought another tract of 147 acres in the same township. Here he made a specialty of raising a red navy bean, which found a ready market at Gallipolis, and through raising and selling these beans he paid for his extensive land holdings. In 1866 he sold out and moved to Salem Township, in Meigs County, where he owned and occupied eighty acres until his death, on December 25, 1881. Thomas Miller married Elizabeth Smith, who was born in Pennsylvania August 5, 1813, a daughter of Philip Smith, who was a very remarkable character. He fought with the American army in the struggle for independence during the Revolution, but he continued to live on for many years and reached the remarkable age of one hundred and thirteen. He was an expert shingle maker, and his wonderful vitality is indicated by the fact that when he was one hundred and nine years of age he took a contract to rive the shingles for a large barn. In that he set as his stint the riving and stacking of 500 shingles per day, a performance which, considering his age, was probably never equaled. Mrs. Thomas Miller died August 17, 1896. Her nine children who grew up were John, Jacob G., Philip, Elizabeth, Isaac W., Thomas S., Cyrus C., Henderson S. and Catherine. Isaac W. Miller, father of Mrs. Vaughan, was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and for many years followed farming. When quite a young man he took up the profession of auctioneer, and he followed that for years, crying sales in Vinton and adjoining counties. He is now living retired at Wilkesville in Vinton County, where he served as justice of the peace. He married Sarah A. Booth, a daughter of Hiram and Minerva (Mannering) Booth.

Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Adelphi. The five children growing up in their home are Ernest S., Miller D., Marcella S., Loren A. and Stanley N.

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