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Search the Vawter, Vauter, Vaughter Family Database. Over 16,100 names!!

"BOOKS"
Browse Vawter family research books by Grace Bicknell, Georgene Jurgensen, "Stories and Sketches" and more.

Read the Archived Newsletters.

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The logo for the VVV Family Association was suggested by young Jim Miller back in 1979. His grandmother was Elizabeth "Bettie" Nash, the association secretary at the time.

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The next VVV Reunion will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee
Location - Crowne Plaza Hotel

865-522-2600
(And remember, ask for Vawter Reunion rates)
Date - July 17 - 19, 2014

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A message sent by Connie Connely:

  "Letters from Walter:  A Personal Look at World War II Through the Eyes of a Young Soldier"
by Doug Eaton with Wilma Hawes Connely is a book about a Vawter relative.  The subject of the
book, Walter Hawes of Neosho, MO was the grandson of Maggie Vawter Philliber, also of Neosho, MO. 
The book's contributor, Wilma Hawes Connely, is the granddaughter of Maggie Vawter
 Philliber and the sister of Walter Hawes.
   "Letters from Walter" is about 14 letters written by young Walter to his favorite aunt and
uncle of Zionsville, Indiana. We learn a lot about Walter, his family and life in the 1940s through
these sweet letters he penned. 
The book is available on www.amazon.com .  It sells for $14.95. 
The net proceeds go to the Oklahoma Honor Flight Program. 

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VVV Members
Please email the website..... pvrenton@vawterfamily.org
if you would like the VVV Newsletter sent to you by email.
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New !! Andy Cottle now has a genealogy blog. Check it out at
the following link: http://sites.udel.edu/acottle/

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See the "pictures" page for pictures of the Jamison Vawter family and under
" miscellaneous"
some pictures of the Cintha Vawter Robinson family.

Also on "pictures" you will find slide shows of past reunions.
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Attention cousins with Indiana roots: The Jefferson County (Indiana) Genealogical Society is
introducing a First Families Program to honor the founding families of the county.
A book honoring the families is planned.
The three categories of early settlers are: "Frontier Families", who settled in the county on
or before7 August 1820, "Founding Families", who settled here before 1 June 1860 and
"First Century Families", who settled here before 11 February 1911.
For the First Families program, visit http://www.jeffersoncountygenealogicalsociety.org.
For the Madison Bicentennial, visit http://madisonbicentennial.com.
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Please explore the "family tree" and verify the names and dates for your line. Corrections and
additions will be appreciated. Especially from the 1960s back.
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A digital book with drawings by Will Vawter.
http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&id=nNsQAAAAYAAJ&dq=vawter&printsec=front

And....
In the "Book" section, there is a journal and other information pertaining to a trip to Oregon
in a covered wagon. In 1851, Philemon Vawter Crawford kept a journal of the trip and several
Vawters were in the "train". Now we know that "double team" is not just a basketball term.

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Please send in your news items, for the newsletter, to Georgene at gjurgensen@kc.rr.com.
or
to the website address: pvrenton@vawterfamily.org
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LOST AND FOUND
Karen Bowman would like to correspond with anyone interested in the Tabitha Vawter-
Adam Rouse family. email the website for her address.

Georgene is looking for information on George Vawters who lived in Oregon in the 1880s.
Is he kin to Christian Boehringer, who is mentioned in the probate record?


Hawaii connection: Terrie would like to correspond with anyone from the Nancy Vawter-
James Gatlin line.

Julia Branham needs info about the Branham line. Several Branhams married Vawters.

Bob Sommerfeldt is looking for anyone researching the John Gray and Elizabeth (Stewart) Vawter line.

Mary Jo would like to hear from descendants of Cyrus Beverly Vawter and Elizabeth Goodwin.

Don Tucker is looking for descendants of Linsey and Marinda Vaughters and daughter,
Martha Jane Vaughters.

Jim Peery would like information on Margaret (Peggy) Chaffin, daughter of Mary Ann (Vawter)
and Christopher Chaffin.

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Check out the website of our cousin Arleigh Kerr. He has done a lot of traveling and research
and has an awesome website: http://www.arleighsworld.com/ArleighsWorld/Gen.htm
Other recommended links:
http://genforum.genealogy.com/vawter/

http://www.fmoran.com/vawter.html
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The newsletters from 1977 thru 2006 are on this website, as well as the Grace Vawter Bicknell
book, “The Vawter Family in America” with the allied families of Branham, Crawford, Wise, Lewis, Stribling, Glover and Moncrief.
The Grace Bicknell book starts with the first Vawter to come to America, as far as she knew. The book was published in 1905 and she did a superb job, without the internet or a computer.

One of our genealogist cousins, Georgene Jurgensen, has done years of research and we include her work on our website as well. She has made some corrections to the Bicknell book and added an abundance of information.

If you have trouble finding your connection to the family lines listed here, please let us hear from you
and maybe we can help.
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Other sources include Shirley Byler's The Family of Albert and Josie Vawter, census and land records and "family tradition". The cousin charts and obituaries from the newsletters also had helpful information.
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The VVV Family has traditionally given a "love offering" to the Vauter Church when we meet in Virginia. For those of you who would like to send a donation during the year, the address is:

Vauter's Episcopal Church
P O Box 154
Champlain, Virginia 22438

This is a small congregation that struggles with the upkeep of an historic building and they are in the process of very expensive renovations.
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Join the VVV Family Association!

Dues - $10.00 per year
Mail check to VVV Family Association:
Jordan Johnston
, treasurer
14586 W. Merrell
Goodyear, AZ 85395
And please send your family tree information also.
You can email it to pvrenton@vawterfamily.org.

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We will be continually updating the Vawter, Vauter, Vaughter(s) family tree and would like to have new information, preferably with sources. And please let us know if you find any errors on the information already posted.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at

pvrenton@VawterFamily.org