John Vaughn was born about 1805 in Washington County, Tennessee. It has been suggested that he is the son of of Sherwood Vaughn, but no documentation to support this theory has been found.
John Vaughn married Nancy Matlock, daughter of Zachariah Matlock on 22 March 1827 in Washington County, Tennessee. They are mentioned in her father's will.
|John Vaughn and Nancy Matlock Marriage record|
William Vaughn marries Edie Matlock on 25 October 1828. Edie is Nancy's sister.
In 1840, John Vaughn is living next door to William Vaughn in Johnston, Crawford County, Missouri.
In 1850, they are living in District 24 Crawford County, Missouri with their children: