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Saturday, January 5, 2008

Obituaries of Cornelius Jr. and Mary (Brewen) Vaughn

August 1904:

I shall report in one article the death of Cornelius and
Mary Vaughn. He was born in Lexington, Ky., Jan. 1,
1820, and was married to Mary Brewen Sept. 1, 1840;
and she was born June 23, 1818, in Hamilton Co., Ohio.
She moved from there to Grant Co. Ky., where she was
married to Cornelius Vaughn. During her early life she
was a Baptist, but after her marriaged united with the
Main Avenue Christian Church, at Lexington, Ky., of
which her husband was a member.

They made their home near Lexington, Ky., until 1866,
when they moved to Richmond, Mo. In 1876 they moved
near May View, Mo., remaining there until they moved to
Washington in 1888.

In 1892 they visited their son Alpheus Vaughn and
family, at College City, Cal., and extended their visit until
the latter part of the next year, when they again returned
to Washington, in which state they remained until death
called them hence.

After an illness of several months of asthma, followed by
heart trouble, Sister Vaughn died May 22, 1902.

Her husband, Cornelius Vaughn, survived her until Jan.
14, 1903, dying of old age, as a ripe sheaf gathered in.
They died at the home of their daughter-in-law, Mrs.
J. C. Vaughn at Spokane, Wash. Their son, J. C. Vaughn
having died there, Jan 30, 1900.

They were the parents of twelve children only two of whom
survive them, Alpheus Vaughn of College City, Cal., and
Daniel Vaughn, of Higginsville, Mo. Bro. and Sister
Vaughn both united with the Church while in the vigor of
youth, and lived consistent Christian lives, and died strong
in the faith. A most beautiful example of Christian faith
and fortitude.

It was on the occasion of their visit to California that this
writer formed an acquaintance with this aged couple of
God-fearing Christians, and become impressed with their
quiet demeanor and meek forbearance when perplexed
with perversion; but with a firm belief in the all-sufficiency
of the pure word of God, as revealed for our learning, and,
as being perfect wanting nothing, so in the light thereof,
they kept right on in the way of its teaching, steadfast in
the faith and in sound doctrine, not faltering by the way
nor digressing therefrom.

W. E. Brasfield

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