Catherine Varner was born about 1780, in Pendleton County, Virginia, the daughter of Adam Varner and Christina R. (last name unknown). (She appears on some IGI records as Christina Rexroad.)
Catherine married Michael Harbolt on June 22, 1805, in Pendleton County. Michael Harbolt was born about 1779, in Virginia.
Catherine married Thomas Simmons on July 17, 1814, in Pendleton County. Thomas Simmons was born about 1785, in Pendleton County, the son of Michael Simmons.
The family settled in Pendleton County. They appear on the 1820 and 1840 Pendleton County census.
The 1850 Highland County, Virginia census shows Thomas, age 65, born in Pendleton County; Catherine, age 70, born in Pendleton County; Phoebe, age 30, born in Pendleton County; Milly, age 6, born in Pendleton County; John, age 3, born in Highland County; and James, age 1, born in Highland County.
The 1860 Highland County census shows Thomas, age 70, born in Highland County; and Katherine, age 79, born in Highland County.
Children of Michael Harbolt and Catherine Varner
1. Elias Harbolt, b. abt 1812, Pendleton Co, VA; m. Barbara Simmons on Sept 9, 1835, Pendleton Co.
Children of Thomas Simmons and Catherine Varner
2. Lewis Simmons, b. abt 1815; m. Melinda Puffenbarger on July 28, 1838, Pendleton Co, VA
3. Unknown Son Simmons, b. abt 1816
4. Phoebe Simmons, b. abt 1820; m. Michael Rexroad on Dec 7, 1876, Highland Co, VA
5. Elizabeth Simmons, b. abt 1824; m. Josiah Helmick on Aug 18, 1845, Pendleton Co, VA
6. Margaret Simmons, b. abt 1825-1830
7. Noah Simmons, b. abt 1825; m. Mary Ann Vandeventer on Jan 21, 1846, Pendleton Co, VA
8. Hannah Simmons, b. abt 1826; m. Reuben George on Oct 14, 1847, Pendleton Co, VA
9. Susan Simmons, b. abt 1828; m. Isaac Peck on Mar 28, 1844, Pendleton Co, VA