Adam Varner, Jr. was the son of Adam Varner and Christina R. (last name unknown). (She appears on some IGI records as Christina Rexroad.) Information varies on Adam's date of birth. We believe he was born 1755 to 1768.
Adam appears on the 1785 Augusta County, Virginia tax list, with one tithable under 21. He is listed on the 1789 tax list in Rockingham County, Virginia.
Adam married Margaret Knight on May 4, 1789, in Rockingham County, Virginia.
Adam appears on the 1794 tithables list in Rockingham County. He moved his family to Kentucky prior to 1800.
Adam appears on the 1800 Bourbon County, Kentucky tax list, along with his brothers Conrad and Jacob.
Adam appears on the 1810 Montgomery County, Kentucky census. The census shows one male over 45; three males 16-26; three males under 10; one female 26-45; two females 10-15; and one female under 10 years old.
Sources tell us Adam married Elizabeth Saunders on May 5, 1830, in Harrison County, Kentucky.
Adam signed his will on September 23, 1838, in Harrison County, Kentucky. He died between then and the time his will was probated on December 15, 1840. He names his wife Elizabeth and children Jacob, John, William, Elizabeth, Sarah, James, Polly, Noah, Joseph, Newton, Minerva and Betsy Ann in his will. The will indicates Joseph, Newton, Minerva and Betsy Ann were young children. Therefore we believe they were from his second marriage.
Children of Adam Varner and Margaret Knight
1. Jacob Varner, b. abt 1790; m. Rhoda Rittenhouse on June 8, 1814, Rockingham Co, VA
2. John Varner, b. abt 1792-1794
3. William Varner, b. abt 1792-1794; m. Jane Colvin (Calvin) on June 21, 1813, Harrison Co, KY
4. Elizabeth Varner, b. abt 1795-1800
5. Sarah Varner, b. abt 1795-1800
6. James Varner, b. abt 1800-1810
7. Polly Varner, b. abt 1800-1810
8. Unknown Son Varner, b. abt 1800-1810; d. before 1838 (not named in will)
9. Noah Varner, b. abt 1800-1810; m. Sally Ann Sparks on Apr 7, 1833, Nicholas Co, KY, then Sarah C. Harney in Dec 1861, Harrison Co, KY
Children of Adam Varner and Elizabeth Saunders
10. Joseph Varner, b. abt 1831-1838
11. Newton Varner, b. abt 1831-1838
12. Minerva Varner, b. abt 1831-1838
13. Betsy Ann Varner, b. abt 1831-1838