George Varner

George Varner was born January 25, 1774, in Highland County, Virginia, the son of Adam Varner and Christina R. (last name unknown). (She appears on some IGI records as Christina Rexroad.) George was baptized November 1, 1774.

Micki Donnelly in her book on the Varner family, says a suit was filed in 1788 Pendleton County, Virginia, by Adam Varner next friend to George Varner against Henry Whiteman for "defamatory".

George married Elizabeth Echart (Echard) on April 6, 1798, in Pendleton County. Elizabeth Echart, born about 1778-1782, in Virginia, the daughter of Philip Echart.

George appears on the 1806 Pendleton County tithables list with one tithable.

George's family appears on the 1810 Pendleton County census as one male 26-45; one male 10-15; two males under 10; one female 26-45; and two females under 10 years.

The family appears on the 1820 and 1830 Pendleton County census. George and Elizabeth also appear in various land transactions in Pendleton County during the 1830's.

The 1840 Pendleton County census shows one male age 60-70; one male 15-20; and one female 60-70 years old. Two in the family were engaged in agriculture.

The 1850 Pendleton County census shows George, age 83, a farmer, born in Virginia, with personal property valued at $700; and Elizabeth, age 71, born in Virginia.

Oren F. Morton, in his book, History of Highland County, Virginia, says George died in 1857, in Highland County.

Children of George Varner and Elizabeth Echart

1. Philip Varner, b. VA; d. 1856, Pendleton Co, VA; m. Elizabeth Wilfong on Feb 25, 1823, Page Co, VA

2. George B. Varner, Jr., b. VA; m. Elizabeth Crummett on Sept 9, 1821, Page Co, VA.

3. Solomon Varner, b. VA; d. abt 1870; m. Catherine E. Wilfong on April 5, 1826, Pocahontas, VA

4. Mary Varner, b. VA; m. Jacob Moats on Aug 15, 1832, Pendleton Co, VA

5. Jane Christina Varner, b. VA; m. Benjamin Hoover on Aug 7, 1833

6. Henry Varner, b. VA; m. Abby Propst on Sept 19, 1828, Pendleton Co, VA, then Elizabeth Moyers on July 22, 1860, Pendleton Co.

7. Christian Varner, b. VA; m. Rachel Simmons

8. Elizabeth Varner, b. VA; m. Jacob Varner on Sept 25, 1833, Page Co, VA

9. Jonathan Varner, b. VA; d. young from fatal burns at sugar camp

10. Catherine Varner, b. Apr 26, 1819, VA; m. Levi Propst on Mar 30, 1837, Pendleton Co, VA