The signature of Johan Paulus Vogt

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Vaught Chronicles: The History of an American Family

I am pleased to announce that I have finally put the vast majority of my VAUGHT research into a book, entitled The Vaught Chronicles: The History of an American Family.

I have seen other books that list the generations of descendants of Johan and Maria Vogt, giving names, dates, even little snippets about children's loves and lives.  But this book is different.  I explain the underlying causes of the original migration, the history that swirled around them from the 30 Years War in Europe, to Lord Dunmore's War and the Revolution here at home.

This book focuses primarily on John Paul and his family, but traces his descendants through my line to my grandfather, James Albert Vaught.  I have provided descendant charts for those cousins who's families were not detailed in the book, so hopefully no one is totally left out.  For the most part, this book is concerned with the following people/families:

Johan Paulus Vogt
Johan Andreas Vogt
Gasper Vaught (the root of the Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana Vaughts)

I have of course a lot of information on Gasper's son George and his son George Washington, and his son George W., and his son Herbert (my great grandfather).  Originally I wrote this book (which includes maps and pictures posted on this blog as well as many more) strictly for my immediate family to have and pass on to the next generation.  However, when I realized how much information I had collected over the years on the first 3 generations of Vaughts---through which nearly every Vaught today can trace kinship of some kind---I figured why not spruce it up and put out there for everyone?

So, though you may not be closely related to the Georges who came from Gasper (the Revolutionary War soldier), if your last name is Vaught, you'll have at least a passing interest in the majority of the book.

If you are interested in purchasing the book, please click here.  I have tried to keep the cost as low as possible, so it is for sale from for $15.  It is 182 pages, including pictures and maps.  Just think, for the price of a death certificate or two, you can have a whole book of information!

I'll be posting a snippet of the book soon....but here's the table of contents for giggles and grins.

Table of Contents



Author's Note

Chapter 1: Origins of a Surname

Chapter 2: 1680-1733: Germany to the New World

Chapter 3: 1735-1744: Journey to the Great Valley

Chapter 4: 1744-1772: Augusta County, Virginia

Chapter 5: 1772-1823: Wythe County, Virginia

Chapter 6: 1824-1960: Central and Southern Indiana

Note on Appendices

Appendix A: Allied Families and Their Stories

Appendix B: Correspondence cited in this document

Appendix C: Documents cited in their entirety

Appendix D: Essays

Appendix E: Vaught Descendants



  1. you know where I can get a copy of the Vaught Family Bible?
    Dale Walker (Mother is Vanita Evelyn Vaught)

  2. you know where I can get a copy of the Vaught Family Bible?
    Dale Walker (Mother is Vanita Evelyn Vaught)