Joseph "Joe" F. Vaughn (claimed to be Frank James)

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Joseph "Joe" F. Vaughn (no mergers)

Also Known As: "Joe", "Frank James"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: MO, United States
Death: Died in Wayton, Newton County, AR, United States
Place of Burial: Wayton, Newton County, AR, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Robert Sallee James and Zerelda Elizabeth James
Husband of <private> Vaughn (Richardson)
Brother of Frank James; Robert R. James, Jr.; Jesse James, American outlaw; Susan Lavenia Parmer; Fanny Quantrill James and 1 other
Half brother of Frank James; Jesse James; Sarah Louisa Nicholson; John Thomas Samuel; Archie Peyton Samuel and 2 others

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Joseph "Joe" F. Vaughn Biography

FindAGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20280056

Joe Vaughn was the husband of Nancy Richardson-Vaughn. Together they raised eleven children. Their names are; Dora, Samuel, James, Sarah, Ebb, Will, John, George & Marion, (twins), Charlie & Nancy Lee.

Joe told his children in the last few years before his death that when he died he wanted his 'real' name put on his tombstone. When the children asked what name that would be if Joe Vaughn wasn't the right one, Joe replied that he wanted 'Frank James' on his stone.

In the last years of his life, Joe wrote a 134 page book detailing his life as the infamous outlaw and half brother of Jesse James. This book tells of his life from that of a young man in the beginning years of the Civil War fighting beside Quantral and Jesse up to the time he left the Indian Territory, what is now Oklahoma,and made his way to the Ozark Mountains. Having left behind the Indian Territory he also left behind the life he lead and the name he was born with, Frank James, and used the alias that he'd used at other times through out his life, the name of Joe Vaughn.

When asked after his death about the 'man' Joe Vaughn, friends and neighbors county wide had all gotten the impression that he was not a meer farmer. He had been known to handle a hand gun in a manner that the everyday man wouldn't have the expertise of.

He served Newton County, Arkansas as a surveyor for a number of years. Joe was a member of the Masons, Buffalo Lodge #366.

His stone bears the name he wanted, Frank James alias Joe Vaughn.

This is the information on the book: Title: "This was Frank James" Author: Columbus Vaughn, Sarah Snow, and Lester Snow (see timeline entry for more detail on the book)

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Joseph "Joe" F. Vaughn (claimed to be Frank James)'s Timeline

1844
July 1844
MO, United States
1926
February 14, 1926
Age 81
Wayton, Newton County, AR, United States

Frank James
alias Joseph "Joe" F. Vaughn Biography
FindAGrave.com
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&amp;GRid=20280056

Joe Vaughn was the husband of Nancy Richardson-Vaughn.
Together they raised eleven children. Their names are; Dora, Samuel, James, Sarah, Ebb, Will, John, George & Marion, (twins), Charlie & Nancy Lee.

Joe told his children in the last few years before his death that when he died he wanted his 'real' name put on his tombstone. When the children asked what name that would be if Joe Vaughn wasn't the right one, Joe replied that he wanted 'Frank James' on his stone.

In the last years of his life, Joe wrote a 134 page book detailing his life as the infamous outlaw and half brother of Jesse James. This book tells of his life from that of a young man in the beginning years of the Civil War fighting beside Quantral and Jesse up to the time he left the Indian Territory, what is now Oklahoma,and made his way to the Ozark Mountains. Having left behind the Indian Territory he also left behind the life he lead and the name he was born with, Frank James, and used the alias that he'd used at other times through out his life, the name of Joe Vaughn.

When asked after his death about the 'man' Joe Vaughn, friends and neighbors county wide had all gotten the impression that he was not a meer farmer. He had been known to handle a hand gun in a manner that the everyday man wouldn't have the expertise of.

He served Newton County, Arkansas as a surveyor for a number of years.
Joe was a member of the Masons, Buffalo Lodge #366.

His stone bears the name he wanted, Frank James alias Joe Vaughn.

February 1926
Age 81
Wayton, Newton County, AR, United States