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Penelope Sibley Varnado
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Birth: Jun. 9, 1829
Death: Oct. 5, 1916

Era Leader newspaper
10-26-1916
Died - Penelope Sibley, born 6-9-1825, married Archibald Varnado when she was 15. They moved to Sabine Parish and lived there two years, moving from there to Pike Co. in 1846, where they lived until 2861 (should be 1861) when they returned to Washington Parish. They were ten children, fifty grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
The children were Samuel, E.F., I.N., and W.F. Varnado, Mandy, wife of B.F. Fisher, Aderine, wife of W.M. Wascom, Angeline, wife of T.B. Erwin, Lizzie, wife of W.J. Pittman, Ida, wife of W.W. Adams.
Her husband died 12-21-1862. She lived a widow a few years and then
married John Fisher, who only lived twelve years after the marriage. She died 10-5-1916 at the age of 87 years, 3 months, and 26 days.
She joined the Baptist church at Beulah, La., moving her membership with her from Mt. Zion to Barney Creek and thence to Enon, and lastly to Franklinton, where it remained for thirty years. Mrs. Fisher was buried at the Varnado Cemetery near Franklinton on 10-6-1916. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C.T. Corkern, assisted by Rev. J.J. Walker.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Lansford Sibley (1795 - 1861)
  Elizabeth Watson Sibley (1800 - 1838)
 
 Spouse:
  Archibald Varnado (1824 - 1862)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Ann Sibley Addison (1818 - 1869)*
  Louisa Sibley (1820 - 1828)*
  William Wallace Sibley (1821 - 1883)*
  Winifred Sibley Ellzey (1823 - ____)*
  Abigail Sibley (1823 - 1845)*
  Sarah Ann Sibley Self (1825 - ____)*
  Elizabeth Sibley (1827 - 1827)*
  Penelope Sibley Varnado (1829 - 1916)
  Jesse Crawford Sibley (1832 - 1832)*
  Amanda Ellender Sibley Presley (1835 - 1894)*
  Samuel Thornton Sibley (1836 - 1929)*
  Frances Elizabeth Sibley Scarborough (1839 - 1918)**
  Robert D. Sibley (1845 - 1932)**
  Syrena Sibley Arthur (1848 - 1922)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Varnado Cemetery
Varnado
Washington Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: NW Mountain Man
Record added: Nov 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23146811
Penelope <i>Sibley</i> Varnado
Added by: Bonnie D.
 
Penelope <i>Sibley</i> Varnado
Added by: Bonnie D.
 
Penelope <i>Sibley</i> Varnado
Added by: Bonnie D.
 
 
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My great-great grandmother. She was the daughter of Rev. Wm. Lunsford Sibley and Elizabeth Watson. She married Archibald Varnado about 1844 in Washington Parish. After his death, she married a Morgan. She later married John A. Fisher. Penelope is buried b...(Read more)
- Louise Fisher Goff
 Added: Nov. 9, 2009
 
 
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