DANIEL J. VAUGHN is a true type of a self-made and thoroughgoing, farmer, whose industry and frugality have put him in possession of a most excellent farm home, which estate contains one hundred and sixty-five acres of choice land in Gill township, Sullivan county, Indiana. He is a native of Sullivan county, born October 4, 1872, son of James W. and Sarah E. (Hayden) Vaughn. The father and mother were also natives of Indiana, the mother being born in Orange county, and both still live on a farm in Gill township, Sullivan county. There were nine children in the family of James W. and Sarah E. Vaughn, as follows: Julia, wife of J. C. Alsop, of Cass township, Sullivan county; Daniel J., of this sketch; Benjamin F., of Cass township; Joseph M., of the same township; Mary and Sarah (twins), who died in infancy; Ruth M., wife of Morris Unger, residing in Terre Haute; Hayden, at home; Paul, with his father. The father was a soldier in the Union cause at the time of the Civil war, serving in a Missouri regiment throughout the entire conflict.

Daniel J. Vaughn remained at his parents' home until he attained his majority, when his father gave him a horse, after which he worked the land in partnership with his father until 1903. Daniel J. then purchased one hundred and fifteen acres of land, upon which he now resides, and where he carries on a successful farming business on his own account. After he bought this farm, he "bached" one year, then rented the place a year, after which he married and moved to the farm. Subsequently he added fifty acres more to his place. Mr. Vaughan has accumulated this handsome property alone, and fully appreciates its cost as well as its value.

In his political views Mr. Vaughn is a firm and uncompromising supporter of the fundamental principles of the Republican party. He has been too busy a man to seek office at the hands of the public, but was a deputy assessor until he was forced to abandon its duties on account of sickness. He was a deputy under Charles Farrell, assessor. Mr. Vaughn and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church and are exemplary Christians. In his fraternal relations he is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, and at one time belonged to the Odd Fellows' order, but is not connected at this time.

Mr. Vaughn was united in marriage March 19, 1905, to Miss Edith Jackson, born at Franklin, Johnson county, Indiana, October 30, 1882, a daughter of George W. and Yula (Satterwhite) Jackson. The mother was born October 24, 1857, and the father April 4, 1845. The parents were both natives of Owen county, Kentucky, where they were married, coming to Indiana in 1878, first locating at Franklin. The father worked on the railroad for some years, then began farming, which vocation he still follows. In the Jackson family there were nine children, as follows: William C., of Gill township; Emma A., wife of Frank Fisher, residing near Danville, Indiana; Homer H., with his father in Gill township; Isaac, who died in infancy; Edith (Mrs. Vaughn); George F., with parents; Verna D., wife of Benjamin Hale, of Gill township; Walter and Robert Lee, at home.