Chesley Vaughn was born 29 Jan 1868 in Clay in Webster County KY to Andrew Jesse Vaughn (abt 1813 - 1890) and Martha Hill (abt 1840 - ). He died 18 Apr 1957 in Providence and was buried on 21 Apr 1957 in the IOOF Cemetery at Clay. He was the great-grandfather of Brenda Stewart Reeder.
Chesley Vaughn married Julia Franklin Dills 10 Apr 1889 in Webster County and they lived the majority of their lives in Wheatcroft. They were the parents of the following children: Emma Cleveland Vaughn, Mayme Ella Vaughn, Sarah Vaughn, Edward Jackson Vaughn, Jesse D. Vaughn, William Riley Vaughn,
Lizzie Henry Vaughn, Bennie Andrew Vaughn, Ernest Elvin Vaughn, Robert Vernon Vaughn, and Melba Vaughn. After Julia's death Chesley married Lula Holtsclaw 12 Feb 1938 in Providence and after her death he married Laura Laub 11 Oct 1945 in Dixon.