Oregon Pioneer Biographies


"Portrait and Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley - Oregon," Chapman Publishing Company, Chicago, 1903

NOTE: Additional family information below this article

John Q. Vaughan

In 1863 John Q. Vaughan bought his present property which consists of one hundred and seventeen acres located in the neighborhood of Coburg, Lane county, and since that time he has been energetically engaged in its improvement and cultivation, eighty acres of which are cultivated. He was born in Missouri, January 30, 1840, and came to Oregon in 1847 in company with his parents, who were seeking a home among the broader opportunities of the western states. He remained with his father until 1858, when he went to the mines in the hope of finding fortune which awaited the miner. He continued in the same mines for a year, and in 1861 he went to Idaho, still conficdent of his ability to succeed, and time justified the faith in himself, for after a winter spent in the neighborhood of Salmon river, during which he experienced hardships and privations which proved his courage, he returned to Oregon with $6,000 as the result of his persevering work. January, 1862, found him once more located on the home place, and there he remained until 1870, when he married and went to the farm which he had purchased seven years earlier.

The wife of Mr. Vaughan was formerly Miss Flora Canterbury, and she died in 1895, the mother of four children, of whom Wilbur is located in Coburg; Oma is the wife of L.P. Protzman; Eulia is the wife of A.C. Wheeler; Strahan St. Clair, who is engaged in agricultural pursuits with Mr. Vaughan. In political convictions Mr. Vaughan adheres to the principles advocated in the platform of the Republican party, and fraternally affiliates with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.


Additonal information provided by Carol,

John Quincy Vaughan is the brother of Thomas Jefferson Vaughan, sons of William Tyler Vaughan. The Vaughan pioneer book by Lewis Vaughan lists him born 30 Jan 1839, Platte County, Missouri. He died 1935 Riderwood, Washington. He married Flora Canterbury 7 April 1871 in Linn County; she was born 30 July 1853 in Audrain County, Missouri, and died 1895.

Children of John Quincy Vaughan and Flora Canterbury:

An interview was held with John Quincy Vaughan 30 October 1923, in Eugene, Oregon, and is listed in the pioneer book. Fred Lockley described John Quincy as looking "like a man who had stepped out of the age of the pack train and stage coach. He was heavy-set, broad-shouldered, and massively built. His beard was white, as was also his hair. He had on a broad-brimmed felt hat, and the look of wide spaces was in his eyes."

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