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Martha Elizabeth Hart Vaut
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Vaut Family
Greg Vaut

Family Group Record
Husband: Andrew (Bud) Jackson VAUT
Birth: abt 24 Dec 1854Johnson Co., TX
Death: 19 Nov 1926 Pauls Valley, Garvin Co., OK
Burial: 20 Nov 1926 Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Garvi
Marriage: 4 Apr 1876 Tarrant Co., TX
Father: Andrew Jackson VAUGHT (b abt 1820)
Mother: Sarah Louisa WILSON (b abt 1825)
Wife: Carrie Bell CLEVENGER
Birth: 16 Nov 1857 Logan Co., KY
Death: 20 May 1924 Pauls Valley, Garvin Co., OK
Burial: 21 May 1924 Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Garvi
Father: Enos M. CLEVENGER (b 11 Apr 1816)
Mother: Malvina B. PARKER Mrs.
1 M Clarence Elmo VAUT
Birth: 25 Aug 1881 Mansfield, Tarrant Co., TX
Death: 15 Jun 1957 Pauls Valley, Garvin Co., OK
Burial: 18 Jun 1957 Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Garvi
Spouse: Viola Jane LEATH (m 8 Jan 1902)
2 M William Martin VAUT
Birth: Dec 1883 Tarrant Co., TX
Death: bet 1960-1970
3 M Bert A. VAUT Sr.
Birth: 17 Jul 1888 Mansfield, Tarrant Co., TX
Death: 14 Aug 1957 Pauls Valley, Garvin Co., OK
Burial: 15 Aug 1957 Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Garvi
Spouse: Martha Elizabeth "Lizzie" HART (m 10 Feb 1912)
4 M Alph VAUT
Birth: 7 Mar 1890 Mansfield, Tarrant Co., TX
Death: 3 Jan 1954 Pauls Valley, Garvin Co., OK
Burial: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Garvi
Spouse: Addie Belle TOMPKINS (m 14 Oct 1911)
5 F Myrtle "Mertie" Belle VAUT
Birth: 28 Dec 1892 Tarrant Co., TX
Spouse: Ross Melvin WILSON (m 25 Jan 1913)
6 F Mintie Belle VAUT
Birth: 28 Dec 1892 Tarrant Co., TX
Burial: abt 1985 Paoli Cem.?, Paoli, OK USA
Spouse: Rawley (Rawleigh) Epinetus HART (m 14 Nov 1912)
7 F Dot(?) VAUT
Birth: Sep 1894 Tarrant Co., TX
Death: bef 1910
Marriage(1): license is dated 7 March 1876.
General(2): Note handwritten on copy of Marriage License: "cc & ML
mailed 11-27-62, Rt. 1 Box 160, Mansfield, TX.

Marriage License signed: E. D. L. Tims, Minister

HUSBAND NOTES: Andrew (Bud) Jackson VAUT
Birth(3,4,5,6): 1870 Tarrant Co., TX census shows age as 16 Death(7):
General(8,9,10,11,6): middle name, Jackson, from FGS prepared by James
O. Smith, 3814 Cedarbrook Ct.,  Norman, OK 73072-4220; Tel: 405-321-7938

Letter from A. J. Poe (3-22-1962) to "Mrs. Bert Vaut" (wife of Bert
Vaut Sr.):  "...I am a grandson of Bud Vaut's sister Nancy Elizabeth".

Andrew appears in the 1860 Dallas Co., TX census in the household of Louisa
Vaught, who appears in the 1850 census with her husband, Andrew.

"The Pauls Valley Enterprise", Nov. 25, 1926, p. 1, col. 3: "Alfred
VAUGHT age  73 years, passed away at the home of his son, B. A. Vaught on South
Willow,  Friday November 19 after an illness of nearly two years. Mr. Vaught was
a native  of Texas coming to Oklahoma from Red River county about twenty years
ago. Mrs. Vaught died about two years ago. There are four sons and two daughters
residing in Oklahoma and all present at the funeral. Service (sic) were conducted by
Rev. Walter Douglas of the Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 3
o'clock at the residence (sic). Interment took place in Mount Olivet cemetery."

"The Pauls Valley Democrat", Nov. 25, 1926: "FUNERAL SERVICES FOR A.
VAUT" - "Funeral services were conducted Saturday by Rev. Walter Doublass of
the Methodist church for A. Vaut, who died Friday after a long illness.
Mr. Vaut  had suffered for two years from high blood pressure with occasional
attacks of paralysis and had never been able to be out of bed since that time.
Mr. Vaut left a large family, most of whom still reside in Pauls Valley. C. E.
Vaut, janitor at the court house, Mart Vaut, B. A. Vaut, Alph Vaut, Mrs.
Rollie Hart of Paoli and Mrs. Ross Wilson who resides near Pauls Valley. The court
house was closed for the funeral and practically all the court house
employees attended the funeral, a large crowd composed of the many friends who
knew and respected the deceased and his family were present."

Letter from A. J. Poe to Mrs. Bert Vaut (3-22-1962) - refers to Andrew
Vaut as "Bud".

1900 Tarrant Co., TX
1910 Maysville, Garvin Co., TX

Earliest known date in Oklahoma (1905), from Garvin Co., OK County Clerk's office records:

Grantor Grantee Kind of Interest Book Pages Date
A. P. Cash A. Vaut Rental Contract 235 acres 17 192 11-7-06

"On this 26th day of Sept. 1905, A. P. Cash as first party in
consideration of the promises, stipulations, and agreements, herein contained, hereby
rents unto A. VAUT as second party the following described lands and
premises, to wit: About (235) Two hundred and thirty five acres of land situated as
follows, about 235 acres in sec. 6 Twp. 4 N. Range 2 West in Chickasaw Nation Ind.
Ter. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD said premises by the second party as tenent of
the first party for a term commencing on the 1st day of Jan. 1906, and
ending on the 31st day of Dec. 1910.....Filed at Pauls Valley For Record Nov. 7, 1906 8 AM, S. H. Wootton
Deputy Clerk & Ex officio Recorder District No. 17, I. T. $1.25."

Birth(12,9,13):  General(14,15,16): "The Pauls Valley Enterprise", May 22, 1924, p. 4
col. 4: "MRS CARRIE VAUT - Mrs. Carrie Vaut, wife of A. Vaut, died in this city May 20th after a
lingering illness at the age of 66 years, 6 months and 4 days. Deceased was a
native of Kentucky, but came with her parents when but 2 years old to Tarrant
County Texas where she lived until moving to the Indian Territory with her husband
in 1902. She is survived by her husband, A. Vaut, four sons and two daughters as
follows: C. E.; B. A.; W. M.; and Alf all of Pauls Valley. Mrs. Rollie Hart of
near Paoli and Mrs. R. M. Wilson living a few miles north of Pauls Valley.
Funeral services were held at the residence of a son, Bert A Vaut on South
Walnut Street Wednesday, services were conducted by Rev. B. M. Nelson. Internment
took place in Olivet Cemetery."

"The Pauls Valley Democrat", Thursday, May 22, 1924, p. 1: "MRS.
CARRIE VAUT - Mrs. Carrie Vaut, age 66, died at the home of her son here, Bert A.
Vaut, Tuesday after a long illness. Funeral services were held from the
residence Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Dr. B. M. Nelson,
Interment was made immediately following at the Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Vaut
was an old resident of Pauls Valley and had countless friends here who admired
her many qualities of sterling character. She was a faithful member of the
Methodist church here. She is survived by a husband, four sons, two daughters,
and several grand children. The sons are Bert Vaut, Alf Vaut, Mart Vaut
and Clarence Vaut. The daughters are Mrs. Ross Wilson, and Mrs. Rawleigh
Hart. The Democrat joins with the many friends of the bereaved in extending
condolence in the dark hour."


CHILD NOTES: William Martin VAUT

General(8,9,23): Bert Sr.'s father rented land near Story, Garvin Co.,
OK in 1905 (see note attached to Andrew (Bud) VAUT. Bert Sr. rented land near Whitebead in
1917. Bert Jr. was supposedly born in Whitebead in 1916, so there must be an
earlier lease. Bert Jr. believes the first lease was from ____ PARIS.

From Garvin Co., County Clerk's office land records, Section 32, Twp. 4
North, Range 1 W:

THIS CONTRACT made and entered into in duplicate, on this 13th day
of August 1917, by and between Albert Rennie of Paul's Valley, Okla.,
party of the first part, and B. A. VAUGHT of Whitebead, Okla. party of the second
part.....for a period of one year beginning on the 1st day of January
1918, and ending on the 31st day of December, 1918, on the following described
lands, situated in Garvin County, State of Oklahoma, to wit:
SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 and S 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 32; and
SE1/4 of  SW1/4 of SW1/4 of section 33; in Township four north, range one west,
of the Indian Base and Meridian........IN WITNESS WHEREOF we have this 13th
day of August, 1917, set our hands.........This instrument was filed for
record on the 24 day of Aug. A. D. 1917 at 3 P. M. Roy H. Lewis, County Clerk, Garvin
County, Okla.

General(8,9): A marriage LICENSE record exists for an Alphie VAUT age 21 and a Frances HART,
aged 19, 23 Nov. 1910 in "Marriage Index Garvin Co., OK 1907-1929", computer
printout at Nora Sparks Warren Memorial Library, Pauls Valley, OK.
Date is date  of license, not of actual marriage. (Book 2 page 579). Could this be
the same Alph and Frances Cleveland HART?????

CHILD NOTES: Myrtle "Mertie" Belle VAUT



1. Family Archive CD #5, Marriage Index: AR, MO, MS, TX, 1766-1981.
Broderbund Software, Inc. 1996. Sec. V, Ch. 71, Tarrant Co., TX.
2. Marriage License, Tarrant County, recorded on page 9, Book 1.
3. Date calculated from data on funeral register record: "aged 73 years, 10 months,
25 days at death Nov. 19, 1926 (Stuffelbean Funeral Home, Pauls Valley, OK).
Death certificate specifies Dec. 24, 1852.

1860 census Dallas Co., TX gives age as 6, birthplace as Texas.
4. Birth Certificate for Bert A. Vaut, Sr. - Tarrant Co., TX.
Father's name: Andrew Vaut, residing in Mansfield TX at time of birth
(July 17, 1888), Age on date: 35, Birthplace: Johnson County Texas,
farmer Mother's name: Carrie Bell Cleavinger, residing Mansfield, age 30,
Birthplace: Erath Co., TX, housewife 3 children born/live.
5. Death Certificate for Andrew Vaut - Garvin Co., OK.
6. 1860 Census TX, Dallas Co.
7. Info from Stuffelbean Funeral Home (Pauls Valley, OK) register, Volume 1926, page 189.
8. 1900 Census, Tarrant Co., TX Justice Precinct No. 8, 21 June 1900, p. 278.
9. 1910 Census, Maysville, Garvin Co., OK, Sheet No. 10B, 29 April 1910.
10. 1850 Census, Titus Co., TX, Reel #915. 20 Sept. 1850 p. 120, reel #915:
381 381 Andrew VAUGHT 30 M Farmer AL Louisa 25 F TN Martha 7 F TX William 4 M TX Nancy 3 F TX

1860 Census Dallas Co., TX 18 Aug., 1860, Precinct 8, Cedar Hill, P.  O., p. 383
593 593 Louisa Vaught (Vought) 32 F Farmer 1000 725 TN Martha 15 (18?) F TX William (Wm.) 13 M TX
Elizabeth 9 F TX Mary 8 F TX Andrew 6 M TX.
11. 1870 Census TX, Tarrant Co. M593 roll 1605 page 534 Lines 6-7
Dwelling: 896 Family: 896
"A. Baut" and "Mary Baut" appear in the household of MF Holland and Martha Holland.
Martha Vaut Holland, A. (Andrew) and Mary are all siblings.
12. 1900 Census, Tarrant Co., TX Justice Precinct No. 8, 21 June 1900,  p. 278. p. 201:
401 South Willow, Visit 22, Family 27
VAUGHT, Andrew Head Rent M W 66 M read write TX US KY mill grist
Carrie Wife F W 62 M read write KY KY KY  none none
William M. son M W 30 S read write TX TX KY none none.
13. 1920 Census, Pauls Valley, Garvin Co., OK, March 1, 1920. p. 201:
401 South Willow, Visit 22, Family 27
VAUGHT, Andrew Head Rent M W 66 M read write TX US KY mill grist
Carrie Wife F W 62 M read write KY KY KY none none
William M. son M W 30 S read write TX TX KY none none.
14. Based on fact that Malvina and Enos were in Logan Co., KY in 1858
(deed dated 13 March 1858) and Nancy E. was born in Texas in late 1859 or early 1860.
Nancy is shown as 6 months old in the 1860 census:

1860 Census Johnson Co., TX, 11 Aug. 1860, P. O.: Buchanan, TX Dwel. Fam # Age POB
* 459 Enos Clevenger 38 M * Farmer * * KY
Carrie B. Clevenger 2 F * * * * KY
Nancy Clevenger 6/12 F * * * * TX
James L. Clark 24 M * Laborer * 75 PA.
15. 1870 Census Dallas Co., TX, 27 July 1870, P.O.: Dallas, TX Precinct No.2.
16. Birth Certificate for Bert A. Vaut, Sr. - Tarrant Co., TX. Maiden
name and birthplace from Bert A. Vaut, Sr. birth certificate. Name
recorded as CLEVINGER. Per Kevin Wornell, 1860 Census Johnson Co., TX shows   CLEVENGER.
17. Smith, James O.. FGS Johnie Benjamin SMITH + Stella Evelyn VAUT,
May 1, 1994. James O. Smith, 3814 Cedarbrook St., Norman, OK  73072-4220. Tel 405-321-7938.
18. 1910 Census Maysville Twp, Garvin Co., OK p. ? Sheet 9B 27 April  1910.
19. Birthdate and place based on 1900 Tarratn Co., TX census and fact  Bert A. born in Tarrant Co.
20. 1920 Census, Pauls Valley, Garvin Co., OK, March 1, 1920. p. 201:
401 South Willow, Visit 22, Family 27
VAUGHT, Andrew Head Rent M W 66 M read write TX US KY mill grist
Carrie Wife F W 62 M read write KY KY KY none none
William M. son M W 30 S read write TX TX KY none none.
21. Birth Certificate (probated): Mansfield, Tarrant Co., Texas
Sworn March 11, 1943 by Bert A. Vaut., witnessed by W. M. Vaut and D.  C. Best.
22. Death Certificate: Pauls Valley, Garvin Co., OK, dated 16 Aug. 1957.
23. 1920 Census, Pauls Valley, Garvin Co., OK, March 1, 1920. p. 120:
South Willow, Visit 23, Family 28
VAUGHT, Bert A. Head Rent M W 31 M read write TX TX TX laborer mill
, Lizzie Wife F W 30 M read write MO MO MO none , B. A. son M W 4 4/12 OK TX MO none.
24. Does not appear in 1910 census with rest of family (Maysville, Garvin Co., OK).
Census shows 6 children living of 10 born.



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