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This is the website of Vawters, Vauters, and Vaughters everywhere. Keep up with family news, do family research and contact long lost relatives.

Search the Vawter, Vauter, Vaughter Family Database. Over 17,200 names!!

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

Read the Archived Newsletters.

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See the "pictures" page for slide
shows of past reunions and for
miscellaneous family pictures.


Please send in your news items, for the newsletter to Georgene at or to


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.


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 VVV reunion July 13 - 16, 2017 was held at the Crockett Hotel in San Antonio,Texas.

Click on the "pictures" box above to see 2017 Reunion pictures.

About 82 cousins enjoyed the River Walk, The Alamo and some even went to Sea World.

We had some "new cousins" attending for the first time. And many old timers.

The July 2018 reunion will be held in Madison, Indiana. Stay tuned for more information.

Hope to see you there !!

Notice: The email for the website is not working. You are welcome to call me at the phone number listed on the newsletter. Or click on the"about VVV" tab above. It will list my other email address and my home phone. Thanks, Patricia

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 .  It sells for $14.95. 
The net proceeds go to the Oklahoma Honor Flight Program. 


VVV Members
Please let us know if you would like the VVV Newsletter sent to you by email.
New !! Andy Cottle now has a genealogy blog. Check it out at
the following link:

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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.

Georgene found this on the internet: A digital book with drawings by Will Vawter.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Check out the website of our cousin Arleigh Kerr. He has done a lot of traveling and research
and has an awesome website:
Other recommended links:
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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Join the VVV Family Association!

Dues - $10.00 per year
Mail check to VVV Family Association:
Jordan Johnston
, treasurer
2450 Bear Creek Road
Pipe Creek, TX 78063
And please send your family tree information also.
You can email it to