The story of this Texas family began with the family’s exit from The Revolutionary War and its early years in Tennessee. It continues with the immigration to Texas of James and William Elgin Vaughan from Tennessee, just in time to join the Texas Revolution of Independence from Mexico. Despite their execution at Goliad in 1836, their parents, George and Catherine Roberts Vaughan, moved the family to Texas in 1850. Sons Francis Asbury and Christopher Columbus Vaughan fought in The Civil War … on opposite sides, and following the war Francis Asbury became part of the reconstruction of Texas. His children were noteworthy in their own right, and the following generations of Texans included Vickers, Stewarts, Sans, and Turners.
Following is a sketch of the characters of 8 generations of Texans, all of whom are part of the books of The Generations of Texas. Two of the books are available today, and there are three additional books on the drawing boards to help trace the stories of this Texas family.
Generations Featured Family Members
0: 1741-1819 James and Jane Vaughan
1: 1792-1800’s George and Catherine Roberts Vaughan
2: 1835 -1896 William, James, Francis Asbury, & Christopher Columbus Vaughan
Captain Francis Asbury Vaughan, 1864
Vaughan Family house in Seguin, Texas 1894. F. A. Vaughan is far left, with water hose
3: 1874 – 1954 William Townsend Vickers, & Nettie Vaughan Vickers
Will and Nettie Vaughan Vickers (l and r), with Kathryn Vickers
4: 1894 – 1972 Frank Vickers & Bertha Rawe Vickers
Frank W. Vickers, 1912 Bertha & Frank Vickers, 1958
5: 1919 – 2005 Dottie Vickers Stewart & T. Jeff Stewart
Jeff & Dottie Vickers Stewart 1944 Dottie & Jeff, 1988
6: 1950 – To Present Wayne Stewart, Dorothy Coke Stewart, & Vicki Stewart Sans
(l – r) Chris & Vicki Stewart Sans, Jennae Pinkerton, Wayne & Dottie Coke Stewart, Dottie Vickers & Jeff Stewart, 1973
7: 1975 – To Present Brad & Nila Stansbury Stewart, Christie Stewart & Will Turner, Jennifer Sans Abeln, Kim Sans Kellum, & Scott Sans
Nila & Brad Stewart, 2000 Christie Stewart Turner, 1999
8: 2004 – To Present Coby, Luke, & Samantha Stewart and Kailey & Aidan Turner
Wayne & Dottie Stewart with Samantha, Kailey, Luke, Coby, & Aidan, 2016
And there are more to come as the stories of succeeding (and prior) generations of this family of Texans make it to print.