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Vawter Family


First Generation

Bartholomew Vawter is said to have come from Plymouth, England and born about 1665. It is not known when he arrived in the New World, but he died in Tappahannock, Essex County, Virginia, ca. 1717. He married Winifred Hodgson between 1689 and 1691 in Essex County. Winifred was the daughter of William and Onah Hodgson.


Second Generation

Children of Bartholomew Vawter and Winifred Hodgson
John Vawter (ca. 1693-1752, Culpeper, Va.) m. Margaret Noel (1695-1756),
d/o Daniel Noel and Elizabeth Elliott (Elliott?)
Margaret Vawter (1697/1701-aft. 1741) m. Thomas S. Tinsley (c1685-1764), (link coming soon!)
s/o Thomas Tinsley and Sarah Jackson
William Vawter (bef. 1699-by 1735) m. unknown
David Vawter (ca. 1699-aft. 1730)
Edward Vawter (ca. 1701-1779) m. Elizabeth Boulware (born and died in Essex Co., Va.)
Richard Vawter (1702/03-aft. 1750)
Augustine Vawter (1706/07-aft. 1750)
Benjamin Vawter (1708/10-ca. 1736)

(All children born in Essex County, Virginia)


Third Generation

Children of John Vawter and Margaret Noel
Bartholomew Vawter (ca. 1718-?) m. Ann Hay
David Vawter (ca 1725- bef 1782) (lived in Culpeper, Va) m. Mary Offill/Offitt
Margaret Vawter (ca. 1722-1811) m. Ephriam Rucker (ca. 1700, Gloucester, England-1797, Culpeper, Va),
s/o Peter Rucker and Elizabeth Fielding
Richard Beverley Vawter (ca. 1725-1803) m. Frances Towles (1730-1818), d/o Stokeley Towles and Ann Vallott
Angus Vawter (ca. 1728-1785) m. Anne Boulware (ca. 1735-?), d/o Benjamin Boulware and Ann Short (lived in Essex, VA)
Winifred Vawter (ca. 1730-?) m. Daniel McBane

The Towles family migrated from Middlesex (Essex) County by 1737 and Richard left Essex in about 1745 for Orange Co., VA. Orange was divided into Culpeper in 1752 and then into Madison in 1792.

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Children of Edward Vawter and Elizabeth Boulware
Elizabeth Vawter m. Thomas Vawter, s/o William Vawter and Anne Ballard
Benjamin Vawter
Margaret Vawter
Elliott Vawter
Samuel Vawter (ca. 1730-1788) m. Agnes Richardson, d/o John Richardson and Mary Curd
William Vawter (1735-1815) m. Anne Ballard (1733-1814)
Thomas Vawter (bef. 1753-1804) m. Mary Elizabeth Pitt (1796-?), d/o Judge Pitt of Halifax County, VA


Fourth Generation

Children of David Vawter and Mary Offill/Offitt
Winifred Vawter (ca. 1754-1818) m. James Dehoney (1755-?), s/o Thomas Dehoney and Hannah Rhodes
Jesse Vawter (1755-1838) m. Elizabeth Watts (1762-1830), d/o John Watts and Sarah Barnett
Lt. (Rev. War) William Vawter (1757/60-1823) m. Mary Rucker (ca. 1735-?),
d/o Lt. Col. Ephriam Rucker and Margaret Vawter
Philemon Vawter (1762-1814) m. Anna Vawter (1758-1845), s/o Richard Vawter and Frances Towles
Margaret Vawter (1763-1813) m. Achilles Stapp (1755-1849)
Mary Vawter (1765/69-?) m. John Gatewood (lived in Fayette County, KY)

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Children of Richard Vawter and Frances Towles
Nancy Vawter m. 1) Elijah Wilhoit (1775-1815), 2) Mr. Hawkins
John Vawter (ca. 1750-1811, Ga.) m. 1) Frankee Ward (?-1791/92), d/o Jacob Ward and Anna Hill of Culpeper Co., VA
2) Joannah Vernon (ca. 1762-1826), d/o Richard Vernon, Sr. and Sarah Tinsley of Madison Co., Va.
Beverly Vawter (ca. 1753-1777) (died in Revolutionary War)
Russell Vawter (1755-1841, NC) m. Mary Sparks (1757-1828),
d/o Thomas Sparks and Mary Towles
(Russell left Madison Co., VA by 1795 for NC with his wife and family)
Anna Vawter (1758-1845) m. Philemon Vawter (1762-1814),
s/o David Vawter and Mary Offitt
Mary Ann Vawter (1761-1836) m. Christopher S. Chaffin (died in Clermont, OH)
Margaret Vawter (ca. 1762-?) m. John Breedlove
L ucy Vawter (ca. 1764-?) m. Andrew Finks, s/o Mark Finks
Tabitha Vawter (ca. 1766-?) m. Adam Rouse (1763-1847)
Frances Alpha and Omega Vawter (ca. 1768) m. Robert Shelton

(The children were born in either Madison County or Culpeper County, Va.)

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Children of Angus Vawter and Anne Boulware
Boulware Vawter (ca. 1758-1830/36) m. Sally H. Berry
Phoebe Vawter (after 1760-?) m. Edward Vawter (1764-aft. 1830), s/o Richard Vawter
Anna Vawter (aft. 1760-?)
Rhoda Vawter (aft 1760-?)
Elizabeth Vawter (aft. 1760-?)

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Children of Samuel Vawter and Agnes Richardson
John Vawter (?-1818)
Clement Vawter (?-1819) m. Sarah Johnson
Elliott Vawter (?-1813)
Mary (Polly) Ann Vawter (1768-?) m. Thomas Harvey
Elizabeth Vawter (?-1859) (did not marry)
Jesse Vawter (living in 1835)
Drucilla Vawter (1778-1856) m. Thomas Martin (1776-1854)
Beverly Vawter (1775-1835) m. unknown
Margaret (Peggy) Vawter (ca. 1785-1818) m. Thomas Sims

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Children of William Vawter and Anne Ballard
Richard Vawter
Winifred Vawter (?-1818) m. James Dabony
Thomas Vawter m. Elizabeth Vawter, d/o Edward Vawter and Elizabeth Boulware
William Vawter (1765-1822) m. Margaret "Peggy" Henderson (1771-1853), d/o John Henderson and Anne Givens

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Children of Thomas Vawter and Mary Elizabeth Pitts
Edward Vawter (ca.1770-1775/1815) m. Sarah Lee, d/o Joseph Dabbs Lee and Anne Noel
Martha Vawter m. Mr. Fariss
Ludwell Vawter (did not marry)
Elizabeth Vawter (married a Vawter, had 2 children)
Mary Ann Vawter (1761-aft. 1843) m. Christopher Chaffin (1757-1836), s/o John and Mary Chaffin
Lemuel Vawter (ca. 1781) m. Sally Johnson

In VA/WV Gen. Data from Rev. War Pension & Bounty Land Warrant Records, Vol. 4, by Patrick G. Wardell, pub. Heritage Books. Page 183, Chaffin, Christopher, entered service from Cumberland Co., VA, received Pension age 76 (1833) in Tazewell Co., VA where he died 10 Oct 1836. Married 22 Aug 1778 Mary Ann Vawter, Powhatan Co., VA, present Nathan Chaffin. Widow received Pension age 79 (1841) in Clermont Co., OH when dau. Tabitha Harvey b. 22 Nov 1779 made Affidavit they she and mother had been there since Dec 1836. Widow pension increased in 1843 (age 82) same county.

Abstracts of Cumberland Co., VA Will Book 1 and 2 1749-1782, by Katherine Reynolds, at Ft. Wayne, IN Library, p. 50. (Will book page 84) Will of John Chaffin, dated 26 Jun 1767 Pro. 25 Jun 1773. My two sons, Christopher and Josua, my two daughters Rachel Smith and Ruth Bradley. Ex: son, Joseph Chaffin. Wit: Henry Macon, John Slaughter, Roberts Smith.


Fifth Generation

Children of Philemon Vawter and Anna Vawter
Lucy Vawter m. James Crawford, brother of Elizabeth B. Crawford
Beverly Vawter (1789-1872) m. Elizabeth B Crawford (1792-1866), d/o Rebecca Anderson and James Crawford

Rebecca Anderson was born about 1763, daughter of John Anderson and Ann Irvine. John Anderson was born in NY and Ann Irvine in Virginia. John Anderson died about 1796 in Madison County, KY. Elizabeth B. Crawford who was born in Jared County C., KY in 1792, married first Ruste John Maxwell and after his death married Beverly Vawter in 1812, Jefferson County, IN.

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Children of Mary Ann Vawter and Christopher S. Chaffin
Omega Chaffin (1784-1865) m. Martha Young
(Omega was born in Charlotte Co., VA, buried in Waughtown Cemetery, Forsyth County, NC)

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Children of John Vawter and 1) Frankee Ward
John Vawter/Vaughter (ca.1778 - bef. 1865) m. 1) Rhoda McGuire (1785-1824), d/o Alleganey McGuire
2) Elizabeth (?- ca.1845), 3) Peachy Hazell (1807-?)
Richard Johnston Vawter m. Cynthia McGuire (1791-1860), d/o Alleganey McGuire
Frances "Frankey" Vawter m. Cooper Bennett
Sarah "Sally" Vawter (ca. 1776-1856) m. William Mt. Sear Crump (1772-1844), s/o Robert Green Crump and Mary Paar
James Vawter/Vaughters (1790/1794-1836) m. Jane Poss Allen or Bennett (1774-1884)

(John Vawter was born in Madison County, VA and died 1811 in Elbert County, Ga. His first wife Frankee/Frankey Ward Vawter probably died in Stokes or Surry County, NC about 1791/92. His second wife, Joannah Vernon Vawter died in Elbert County, GA.)

(The dispute of James Vawter's birth date confuses whether his mother is Frankey or Joannah. The census records seem to indicate a child born to Frankey about 1790, so this is still open)

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Children of John Vawter and 2) Joanna Vernon
William Vawter (bef. 1805-1828)
Elizabeth Vawter m. Pleasant D. Crump (who are his parents?)
Richard Vawter (bef. 1805-ca. 1856) (did not marry)
Nancy Vaughter
Lindsay Vaughter (1808-1863) m. Mary McMullen Hulme (1812-1890)
Russell Vawter (ca. 1813-1867) m. 1) Lucy

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Children of Phoebe Vawter and Edward Vawter
Alamander Vawter m. Mary Antony (m. 1813, Madison Co., VA)
Hiram/Irum Vawter (ca. 1795-aft. 1860) m. Mary (Polly) Good, d/o Daniel Good and Elizabeth "Betsy" Lipp

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Children of Russell Vawter and Mary Sparks
John Vawter (1778/1780-1844) m. Elizabeth (ca. 1781-aft. 1850)
Peggy Vawter (1781-?)
Elizabeth (Betty) Vawter (1780/1782-?)
Beverly Vawter (1784-1845) m. Elizabeth Hutchins (1788-?)
Nancy Vawter (1786-ca. 1813) m. Mr. H. Rigg
Bradford Vawter (1788-aft 1843) m. 1) Martha (Patsy) Taylor (1792-bef.1820), d/o George Taylor;
2) Catherine Redmon (1790-?), d/o Abraham Redman and his second wife Catherine Brown
Chadwell/Chadwick Vawter (1790-1843) m. Susanna Taylor (ca. 1796-1879), d/o George Taylor,
Joseph Early Vawter (1793, VA-1861) m. 1) Mary (Polly) Larimore (1795-1838),
2) Nancy Smith (?-1878)
Mary/Polly Vawter (1796) (living with the Daniel Reich family in 1850)
Peachy/Susannah Vawter (1787-1804)
James Vawter (c 1800)

After Russell Vawter's death his widow, Mary Sparks Vawter married James Smith.

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Children of William Vawter and Margaret "Peggy" Henderson
Elizabeth Vawter (1798-?) m. Robert Young
John H. Vawter (1800-1877) m. 1) Adeline Dunlap (1800-bef. 1833), 2) Clara S. Peck (ca. 1810-?)
Anna Vawter (1802) m. Lorenzo D. Cook (1802)
Jean Vawter (1805) m. Andrews Shanklin (1805)
Mary Vawter (1808) m. Moses D. Keer (1808)
Elliott Vawter (1812-1874) m. Julia Pack (1812-1874)
James Vawter (1814-1888) m. 1) Eliza J. Peck (?-bef. 1878); 2) Elizabeth Lybreck (1814)

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Children of Edward Vawter and Sarah Lee
Wyatt L. Vawter m. Elizabeth R. Harrison
Edward Buchannan Vawter (1808-1878) m. Martha McCune or McClune (moved to Carrol Co., TN)

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Children of Mary Ann Vawter and Christopher Chaffin
Tabitha Chaffin (1779) m. Mr. Harvey
Christopher Chaffin (abt. 1785-1833) m. Mary Roberts (died in Logan Co., VA)

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Thomas Lee Vawter and Agnes H. McCune (moved to Carrol Co., TN)
Elizabeth P. Vawter m. Anderson Tinsley Blanton
James Vawter
Simon Vawter
Mary Bell Vawter m. Benjamin Harrison
Sarah Lee Vawter m. Royal Wyatt


Sixth Generation

Children of Beverly Vawter and Elizabeth B. Crawford
Pascal Vawte (1813-1899) m. Eliza Mavity (1813-1904), d/o John and Dorothea Mavity
Lucinda Vawter (died young)
Melinda Vawter (1817) (died young)
Philemon Vawter (1819-1894) m. Martha A. Humphreys of Woodford Co., KY
James Vawter (1825-1894) m. Mary Crawford Elder (post masterr of Bogota, IL)
Richard Vawter (1828) and Maria Lane (1827-1881)
Cyrus Vawter (1830-1865) m. Sarah A. Finley (1840)
Samuel Vawter (1832-1884) m. Frances Ames (1834)
John M. Vawter (1836) m. Sarah J. Pardun (1847)

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Children of John Vawter and Elizabeth
John Russell Vawter (?-1843) (not mentioned in father's will)
James Madison Vawter (ca. 1809/10-ca. 1872) m. Irena Rail (ca. 1819/20)
Tabitha Vawter (?-bef. 1850) m. Charles Richard Fagg
Elisa Vawter (1820-aft. 1850) m. Thomas M. Scales (1807-after 1850)

(John Vawter's will dated May 23, 1844, probated June Term, 1844, Stokes County, NC, names children and Fagg grandchildren)

(Elizabeth Vawter, age 69, found in the Stokes County, NC census record. Living with her are: Elizabeth Fagg, age 15, and Sarah T. Fagg, age 14; both listed as being born in Indiana. Elizabeth's birth state is NC.)

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Children of Beverly Vawter and Elizabeth Hutchins
Polly H. Vawter (1807)
Early H. Vawter (1809)
Sarah S. Vawter (1812)
Elizabeth Aman Vawter (1814) m. George A. Taylor
John C. Vawter (1817-1881) m. Lucinda A. Jeans (1817/18-?), d/o Walter Jeans and Ardra Cook.
Beverly P. Vawter (1820)
William Bradford Vawter (1821-1885/95) m. Emma Stevenson Venard
Nancy Jane Vawter (?-1891) m. John James
Allen Taylor Vawter (1830-1904) m. Florinda Elizabeth Kellogg (1836-1925)

This family moved to McDonough County, IL.

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Childrn of Hiram/Irum Vawter and Mary (Polly) Good
Albert H. Vawter (1821,VA) m. Mary E. Abernathy
John Wesley Vawter (1822-1854) m. 1) Rachael Kennedy/Kannady
Almyre M. Vawter (1828-1841)
Mary Jane Vawter (1829) m. Hezikah Shelton
Almyra Vawter (1831)
William N. Vawter (1831-1885)
Virginia Madison Vawter (1822-1915) m. Thomas B. Barnes
Robert Washington Vawter (1836-1906) m. Mary Mellisa Morton (1837-1922)
Sarah A. Vawter (1836)
Jubel Vawter (1837)

Moved to Boone Co., KY by 1830 census and was in Grant Co., KY from 1834 through 1860. The 3 children shown in 1820 census (1 male, 2 females) are unknown by name.

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Children of Bradford Vawter and 1) Patsy Taylor
Mary Ann Elizabeth Vawter (1813-aft. 1850) m. Philip Nissen (1813-1874)
Reuben T. Vawter (1811-1862) m. Harriet Transou (1815 - bet. 1845/1850 in TN)
John Marshall Vawter (1815-1874) m. Mary (Polly) Campbell (1815-aft. 1857)

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Children of Bradford Vawter and 2) Catherine Redmon
Nancy Jane Vawter (1821)
Sarah Steel Vawter (1823)
Abraham Jackson Vawter (1827)
Ellett Lizzy Vawter (1830)
Martha Elizabeth Vawter (1835)

Thanks to Daniel Mahar for sharing his research on Bradford Vawter's family. Daniel's e-mail address is: mahard@jps.net

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Children of Chadwell/Chadwick Vawter and Susanna Taylor
George Taylor Vawter (1817-1894) m. Caritas Charlotte Vogler (1814-1893), d/o Philip Martin Vogler and Elizabeth Foltz
Beverly Sparks Vawter (1819-1885) m. Harriet Jane Lasley (1821-1902), d/o Joseph Lasley and Nancy Gentry
Paulina Vawter m. William L. Swaim
William Vawter (ca. 1823-1859) m. Regina Roberts
Matilda Vawter (ca. 1826)
Sophronia Vawter (ca. 1828)
Josiah C. Vawter (ca. 1830-1863) (died in Civil War, Confederate Army)

Nuncupative Will of Chadwick Vawter, 24 July 1843. September Term 1843: On July 15, 1843 at house of Chadwick Vawter he said: Wife Susanna and son William and youngest son Josiah to give bond to Mr. Schult for money he owed on land including mansion house. Son Sparks, tract of land where Sparks lives. Other children: George T., William, Josiah, Paulina, Matilda and Sophronia. Chadwick Vawter died 19 July, 1843. Signed Daniel Reich and Bradford Vawter. -- Stokes County Wills, Historical Publications, Inc. Copyright 1985

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Children of Joseph Early Vawter and 1) Mary (Polly) Larimore
Washington S. Vawter (1813) (was a physician)
Thomas S. Vawter (1815-1854) m. Nancy A. Chapman (1820-1873)
Edith P. Vawter (1817)
Patsy A. Vawter (1820)
Joseph Monroe Vawter (1822-1903) m. Mary Louise Furgeson (1844-?)
Nancy A. Vawter (1825)
James J. Vawter (1827) Susan Hollandsworth (1832-?)
William Dewitt Vawter (1829-aft. 1880) m. Ermin Elizabeth Lane (1836-aft. 1880)
Katy A. Vawter (1831)
Amanda J. Vawter (1833)
Sallie K. Vawter (1835)
Allen Vaul Vawter (1837-1888) (twin) m. Elizabeth Sinclair (1855-1894)
Mary P. Vawter (1837-1923) (twin) m. Theodore Tooley (1829-1890)

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Children of Mary/Polly S. Vawter (probably a single mother)
Julia Madison Vawter (abt. 1815-1885) m. Daniel Reich (1813-1876)
Alpha Monroe Vawter (abt. 1818) m. Christian David Seitz (1805-1879)

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Children of Joseph Early Vawter and 2) Nancy Smith
John E. Vawter (1840)
Josephus R. Vawter (1842-1882) m. Mary J. Williams (1849-?)
Beverly P. Vawter (1844-1867) m. Maria L. Graves (?-1902)

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Children of John Vawter/Vaughter and 1) Rhoda McGuire
Cynthia Vawter (1806-1890) m. Joseph R. Robinson (1802-1865)
Allegany Vawter (1807-1876) m. Mary Robinson (1809-1854)
Mourning Vawter (1810-1826) m. James Robinson (1805-1859), s/o John Robinson and Martha Ray
Malinda Vawter mar'd Robert Burt Allen
Nancy Vawter (1817-1896) m. ohn Wesley McDougal III (1812-1868)
Matilda Vawter m. Anderson Berry Reid (?-1868)
Mary Jane Vawter m. James Tilfred Pik

This family updated 5/26/13

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Children of John Vawter/Vaughter and 2) Elizabeth
Elender W. Vawter (1828-1852) m. Arthur S. Beatty (1825-1855)
Elizabeth Ann "Annie" Vawter (1833-?) m. Hopewell Doss (1829-?)
Harriet Vawter (ca. 1834/36-?) m. Willis (Wm.) Allman (1826-bef. 1900)

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Children of Richard Johnston Vawter and Cynthia McGuire
Allegany Vawter
Noel J. Vawter (ca. 1810)
Lorenzo Dow Vawter (1812-1897) m. 1) Elizabeth Dawson (1820-1858),
d/o Al Ezekiel Dawson and Hannah McFaddin, 2) Frances McNeil
Martha M. Vawter
Sarah W(inifred?) Vawter (1815-1870) m. Hiram Abraham Tennisson (1805-1863)
Asa Monroe Vawter (ca. 1820-aft. 1850)
Alpha Frances Vawter (1825) m. 1) Smith Voss , 2) Joseph Trotter
Nancy M. Vawter

(Who is Alpha Monroe Vawter (born 1818) married to Christian David Seitz (1805-1879)?

(After Richard died, Cynthia married John Ray and had 3 additional children)

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Children of James Vawter/Vaughters and Jane Poss Allen or Bennett
William J. Vaughters (1812-1866) (disabled, did not marry)
Hiram S. Vaughters (1814-1853) m. Elizabeth Glenn
Lucinda Vaughters (1816-1849) m. Matthew Allen (1807- not mentioned in mother's will of 1857)
Elizabeth Vaughters (1818) m. 1) Robert Stone, 2) William C. Anderson
Linzy V. Vaughters (1820-1866) m. Kesiah Marinda Hicks/Hix (1835-1926)
Vincy/Viny Vaughters (1823-?)
Delila Vaughters (1825-?) m. William Anderson
Lydia "Lidda" Vaughters (1827) m. Thomas Nix (Hix?)
Jane Vaughters (1829-1912) m. Robert Bennett
Eliza A. Vaughters (1831-1857) m. 1) Elijah Blackburn (died 1862, Confederate Soldier), 2) William Fouts

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Children of John H. Vawter and Clara S. Peck
John W. Vawter (1834-?) m. Elizabeth D. Kean (1834-?)
Elizabeth M. Vawter (1836)
Margaret A. Vawter (1838)
Lewis A. Vawter (1838-1900) m. Emily M. Dameron (ca. 1840), 2) Mary Adair (1840-?)
James E. Vawter (1840-1862)
Charles Erastus Vawter (1841-1905) m. Virginia Longley
Allen H. Vawter (1843)
Matilda E. Vawter (1845)
Sarah Josephine Vawter (1847) m. Benjamin F. P. Swinney (1847-?)
Joseph S. Vawter (1849)
Clara V. Vawter (1851)
Henry Alexander Vawter (1853-1923) m. Annetta Barber
George W. Vawter (1855-1934) m. Elizabeth Lively Gwinn (1860-1942)
This family living in Monroe County, VA, 1850


Seventh Generation

Children of John M. Vawter and Mary (Polly) Campbell
Alexander L. Vawter (ca. 1830-1861) m. Eliza Jane Hege (Alexander died during Civil War)
Mary A. Vawter m. William E. Spach (1830-1891) (m. 1852)
Nancy R. Vawter m. Nathaniel Crowder
Sarah E. Vawter (1839-1889) m. William Walker Phillips (1832-1907)

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Children of Reuben T. Vawter and Harriet Transou
Martha Vawter (1836) (living in Madison Co., TN with Peter Transou family, her grandparents)
Josephine Vawter (1838) (living in Madison Co., TN with Peter Transou family, her grandparents)
Harriet Vawter (1845) (living in Henderson County, TN with Isaac Hall family, 1850)

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Children of George Taylor Vawter and Carita Charlotte Vogler
George W. Vawter (1840-1887) m. 1) Mary E. Simpson (1839-1885), 2) Margaret P. Back
John M. Vawter (1844-1883) m. Emily F. Sallee (1851- aft 1884)
Samuel M. Vawter (1847-1929) m. Sarah E. McShane (1857-1940)
Rosalie/Barzilla A. Vawter (1849-1928) m. 1) Jacob Kessler (?-1900); 2) Joseph Taylor Goodykoontz (1836-1900)
Emma S. Vawter (1854-1930) m. Silas G. Ratcliff (1851-1912)
This family living in Clinton County, IN in 1860

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Children of Beverly Sparks Vawter and Harriet Jane Lasley
Joseph William Vawter (died in infancy)
Josiah Chadwell Vawter (ca. 1845-aft. 1860)
James Madison Vawter (ca. 1848-ca. 1872)
Samuel Taylor Vawter (1850-1923) m. Ellen White
Henry Anderson Vawter (1852-1928) m. Sarah E. Hughes
Sarah Ann Vawter (1854-aft. 1900) m. John K. Moore (1835-aft. 1900)
Mary Jane Vawter (1855-1924) m. Daniel Munson. (married 1870, MCDonough Co., IL)
Paulina (Lina) Frances Vawter (1856-1923) m. Theordore Herndon (married in 1879, McDonough Co., IL)
Emma Carolyn Vawter (1858) m. Edward Tiffin Rector (1850-?)
Elizabeth Burse Vawter (1860-1926) m. Charles H. Lovingfoss
George Allen Vawter (1863-aft. 1920) m. Cora (Ruth?) E. (abt. 1882-aft. 1920)
Susan Priscilla Vawter (died in infancy)
This family living in Knox County, IL in 1860 & Sumner Co., KS 1880. By 1910 George A. Vawter is living in New Salem Township, McDonough Co., IL

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Children of Thomas S. Vawter and Nancy A. Chapman
Martha Vawter (?-1861)
William M. Vawter (1842-?) m. Nancy Jane Burk (1846-?)

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Children of Joseph Monroe Vawter and Mary Louise Furgeson
Truman Carpenter Vawter (1875-?) m. Myrta Bourne
George Early Vawter (1877-?)
Ray Partee Vawter (1879-?) m. Rose Smith
Anna Mae Vawter (1884-?)

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Children of James J. Vawter and Susan Hollandsworth
Joseph T. Vawter (1852-?) m. Bedie Dewbre
Allen V. Vawter (1855-1882)
Mary J. Vawter (1858-?) m. James Hagan
Amanda S. Vawter (1862-?) m. Joseph M. Sympson
Nancy W. Vawter (1865-1866)
Mintie B. Vawter (1867-?) m. Benjamin G. Hardin
Julia A. Vawter (1871-?) m. Ansel S. Palmore

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Children of Allen Vaul Vawter and Elizabeth Sinclair
Joseph Thomas Vawter (died young)
Margaret E. Vawter (1880-1903) m. W. A. Reynolds (1877-?)
Walter Allen Vawter (1882-?)
Josephine Allen Vawter (1884-?) m. O. L. Settle (1884-?)

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Children of Josephus R. Vawter and Mary J. Williams (1849-)
Leona Vawter (1868-1897)
Nancy Adalaide Vawter (1869) m. Peyton Lacy Cook (Moved to Cordell OK Terr.)
Margaret Vawter (1870-1870)
Leighton Vawter (1872-1873)
Bennie B. Vawter (twin) (1874-?) m. Valera A. Crawford (1878-?) (Moved to Cordell OK Terr.)
Minnie Vawter (twin) (1874-1875)
Edgar S. Vawter (1876-?) m. Melissa E. Crawford (1882) (Moved to Cordell OK Terr.)
Infant, born and died February, 1880

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Children of Beverly P. Vawter and Maria L. Graves
Alice Vawter (1878) (died in infancy)
Frederick D. Vawter (1880-?) (became a physician in Gessie, IN)

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Children of Lorenzo Dow Vawter and 1) Elizabeth Dawson
William J. Vawter (1841-1916) m. 1) Annie Pogue; 2) Carry C. Holbrooks (1846-1921)
Thomas H. Vawter
John Vawter (died during Civil War)

This letter was discovered in the materials of Wm. Snyder Vawter (no date) but was after 1921. -- My father William J. Vawter was born in Rankin Co., Miss Nov 5, 1841, then as a small boy his father Lorenzo Dow Vawter and family moved to Texas, Nacogdoches, Co. Nov 5, 1861 William J. Vawter, Thomas H. Vawter and John Vawter left Linn Flat, Texas for service. William J. Vawter after the war returned home, John was killed by the Yankees, Thomas H. returned but later years died. William J. Vawer married Annie Pogue, 5 children, Sallie, Dora, Elbert, James W. and Lorenzo Dow Vawter. Annie Vauter died later years and William J. Vawter married Carry C. Holbrooks from Linn Flat Texas. She had 3 children Julian, Mary C. and Ola Vawter (writer). Carry C. Holbrooke Vawter was born in Rankin Co., MS May 24, 1846 she died May 12, 1921 at Cushing, Texas. William J. Vawter was a mason and was a charter member of the Cushing Lodge when it was organized in 1905. and was elected its first treasurer and re-elected for 9 years.His long life was one of usefulness a good man is gone, his end was and we know where to look for him. He died Dec 17, 1916. He was a member of the Methodist Church for 50 years. -- Signed Ola L. Vawter Collins

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Children of John C. Vawter and Lucinda A. Jeans
Elizabeth A. Vawter (1841-1905) m. John A. Miller (1834-1883)
Frances Marion Vawter (1842-1906) m. Martha Jane Daniels (1845-1937)
Theodore Vawter (1844) buried in Fayetteville, AR
Winifred Scott Vawter (abt. 1846-?) m. Amanda Holt
Christopher Columbus Vawter (1848-?) m. Nancy Margaret Clark (buried in Leonard, TX)
Emily E. Vawter (1850-?) (buried Lincoln, AR)
James William (Bud) Vawter (1852-?) buried in Davis, OK
Sarah Allen Vawter (1854-?) (buried in Greenville, TN)
Mary Jane Vawter (1856) (buried in Lincoln, AR)
Susan C. (Susie) Vawter (1856) (buried in Lincoln, AR)

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Children of William Bradford Vawter and Emma Stevenson Venard

Cornelia Vawter (1847-1848)
James Allen Vawter (1850-1922) m. Catherine Ring, d/o Mykle Ring
Elizabeth Jane Vawter (1854-aft. 1928) m. William Henry Black (1844-1920) (married in McDonough Co., IL)
John Thomas Vawter (1857-1907) m. Dora D. Wilhelm (married in McDonough Co., IL)
William Bradford Vawter (1862-1864)

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Children of William Dewitt Vawter and Ermin Elizabeth Lane
Cholston Bross Vawter (abt. 1864-aft.1880)
Joseph Damon (Butler) Vawter (abt. 1862-aft. 1880)
Frank Brennan Vawter (1858-aft. 1880)
Mary Lether/Zether? Vawter (1860-aft. 1870)
(This family lived in Coffey Co., KS in 1870 & 1880)

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Children of Alexander L. Vawter and Eliza Jane Hege
William T. Vawter (1852)
John L. Vawter (1854-1917) (lived in Forsyth Co., NC)


Eighth Generation

Children of Winifred Scott Vawter and Amanda Holt
Helen Vawter (1871-1915) m. Lon Reagon (no issue)
William Joseph Vawter (1873-1955) m. Belle Marshall (no issue)
Addie Vawter (1875) m. Pete Tong
John Vawter (1876-1877)
Pearl (Dollie) Vawter (1877-1959)
Travis Long Vawter (1878 -1961) m. Hattie B. Rich, they had 12 children
Myrtle B. Vawter (1881-1899)
Hattie B. Vawter (1887) m. Edward Reagon
Leonard Vawter (1889 -1948)
Clyde Vawter (1891-1967)
Dessie Vawter (1894-1960 m. James Wagner
Ada Catherine Vawter (1900-1979) m. Arthur Ballard Skinner


Page updated June 6, 2008

, 2001-2007
Faye Jarvis Moran and Elizabeth H. Harris
faye@fmoran.com, ncgen@mindspring.com

Sources:

Additional material for this page contributed by: Silas M. Vawter and Steve Trikoff. Steve's email address: stetri@uswest.net

Many, many thanks to Maureen Girard for putting me in contact with Georgene Jurgensen. Georgene contributed all the information for this family page and she also hosts a Vawter discussion list. Please contact Georgene at: gjurgensen@sio.midco.net if you are interested in subscribing to the list or are interested in this Vawter family.

Will of John M. Vawter, Waughtown, Forsyth County, NC Wills, W-274, dated Dec 14, 1857 and republished 19 October, 1874 as Last Will and Testament

Death Notices from People's Press (Salem, North Carolina) 1851-1892, An Indexed Abstract, Compiled and Edited by Robert M. Tompkins, published by the Forsyth County Genealogical Society, 1997

Personal communcations with Maureen Girard. Maureen furnished the information on the Vawter/Campell line and is interested in corresponding with other Vawter/Campbell researchers. Her email address is:maureen@redshift.com


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