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JAMES D. VAN BIBBER
This gentleman is the son of Joseph and Susan (Boone) Van Bibber, and was born May 3, 1828, in Liberty, Clay county, Missouri. In 1832 his parents moved to Randolph county, Arkansas, where they died, leaving James D., our subject, still a child. In 1844 he came with his grandfather, Daniel Boone, to Greene county, Missouri, and settled on a farm near Ash Grove. He worked upon a farm, and saved money enough to give himself a good common school education. He taught school several terms, two in 1849, and one in the winter of 1850. In May, 1850, he sold goods for Alfred Stealey, at Cave Spring, which position he held until Mr. Stealey’s death in 1853. Mrs. Stealey then gave Mr. Van Bibber entire control of the store until 1856, when he bought the stock of goods from her, and ran it on his own account until 1860. He was married February 28, 1854, to Caroline, daughter of Alfred and Lucinda (Brower) Stealey. They have been blest with two children, viz.: Alfred H. and Laura B. In 1869 he removed to Walnut Grove, where he lived until 1874, when he made the race for county clerk upon the Democratic ticket, and was elected. He served his term of four years, and was renominated and re-elected in 1878, and was again re-elected in 1882. He is held in high esteem by all political parties. He is a Mason, has been secretary of the lodge for several years, and is a gentleman in every sense.
Source: Greene County, Missouri; St. Louis, Western Historical Company (1883) Transcribed by Kim Mohler

JAMES R. VAUGHAN
Mr. Vaughan is the son of Thomas and Susan B. Vaughan, and was born January 6, 1845, at Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In 1849 his parents moved to that part of Greene county that is now Christian. James was educated at the Ozark high school under the instruction of Rev. J.C. Learned, and in 1859 he returned to Tennessee and attended the Union University. He then returned to Ozark, and in March, 1862, enlisted in company C, 6th Missouri Cavalry, as a private, but was promoted to the rank of sergeant major, and so mustered out at Baton Rouge, March 12, 1865. He graduated from the Ann Arbor law school in 1868, and attended the university at Jacksonville, Illinois, one year before going to Ann Arbor. He returned to Ozark where he remained in the practice of law until May, 1877, when he came to Springfield and formed a law partnership with Hon. S.H. Boyd. Mr. Vaughan was married May 10, 1871 to Miss B.A. Weaver. They have had one son and three daughters. He is a member of the Mason fraternity, and is one of Greene’s leading citizens. His father was a native of Rutherford county, Tennessee, born January 8, 1814, and died in Christian county, Missouri, August 18, 1880. His mother is yet living in Springfield. They had two sons, the subject of this sketch being one, and Samuel R. the other, and one daughter, Sarah R., now the wife of J. Bell, all living in Springfield.
Source: Greene County, Missouri; St. Louis, Western Historical Company (1883) Transcribed by Kim Mohler

W. H. VAUGHN
Mr. Vaughn was born in 1824, in Halifax county, Virginia. When he was about twenty-two years of age he went to Tennessee, and from there he came to Greene county, Missouri, where he was married upon the 15th of January, 1857, to Miss Amanda, daughter of Thos. L. and Martha (Strickland) Aken. Her parents emigrated to this county from Bedford county, Tennessee, in 1835. Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn have five children, James W., George W., Martha L., Joseph J. and Adolphus L. During the war Mr. Vaughn was a Union man, and was a member of Capt. Bradley’s company. He has been a member of the Baptist church for more than thirty years, and is one of the substantial men in the county.
Source: Greene County, Missouri; St. Louis, Western Historical Company (1883) Transcribed by Kim Mohler

WILLIAM H. VAUGHAN
Mr. Vaughan is the son of Davis and Susan (Wells) Vaughan, and was born in Perry county, Indiana, January 24, 1830. When quite a boy he went to Hancock county, Kentucky, where he was educated in the common schools of the county. In 1848 he returned to Perry county, Indiana, and there learned the carpenter’s trade, and made that his occupation until 1874. Mr. Vaughan spent several years upon the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, and built many houses in that section of the country. He went to Henry county, Missouri, in 1869, where he lived till 1874, and then came to this county, where he has since been engaged in farming and fruit growing. He has twenty acres in fruit cultivation two and one-half miles southeast of Springfield. During the year 1882 he sold nearly one thousand dollars worth of fruit. Mr. Vaughan was married September 9, 1856, to Miss Mary E., daughter of Henry J. and Nancy J. Edwards, of Kentucky. She was born in Shelby county, Kentucky, February 15, 1836. Their union has been blest with five children, two sons and three daughters. Mr. Vaughan’s grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary war and served throughout with distinction. During the war Mr. Vaughan was in the militia, and in politics is Republican. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. and is president of the school board in his district.
Source: Greene County, Missouri; St. Louis, Western Historical Company (1883) Transcribed by Kim Mohler

S.S. VINTON, JR.
Mr. Vinton is the son of Samuel S. and Margaret (Campbell) Vinton, and was born at Springfield, Missouri, July 16, 1857. He was educated at the public schools and at Drury College. He was married October 8, 1878, to Miss Ella Whitson, of Springfield. Their union was blest with one child. Mrs. Vinton died March 15, 1882. Mr. Vinton, since quitting school, has been engaged in business with some of the leading men of the county, both as clerk and as a partner. Since January 1, 1883, he and his brother have been in the dry goods and boot and shoe business for themselves on the north side of the square. They are upright, enterprising young men and will succeed.
Source: Greene County, Missouri; St. Louis, Western Historical Company (1883) Transcribed by Kim Mohle



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