George Henley Varner

George Henley Varner

Birth
Oglethorpe County, Georgia, USA
Death 18 Nov 1882 (aged 67)
Richland Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Alto, Richland Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 103193804 · View Source
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George Henley Varner was the son of John & Nancy Powell Varner. He married (1) Amelia Greggs May 17, 1838 in Franklin Co., MS (2) Melissa Melvina Iler Jan. 28, 1857 in Franklin Parish, LA (3) Virginia Richardson Price Oct. 24, 1869 in Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.


About eight years after the death of his first wife, Amelia, George married young Melissa Iler, twenty four years his junior (in 1857). George served as a Colonel in the Confederate forces during the entire war. Afterwards, Louisiana was swarming with former union soldiers and times were hard for former Rebels. George and his family moved out west to Texas. It is believed the move West was the result of the persecution of George and his family by those in power. As each of his children married, George thoughtfully presented them with a Bible. Each Bible noted important dates of their children, and have become treasured heirlooms to descendants. --Janice B. Palmer

1850 Franklin Co., MS Census
HH 185, Ln 17, 16 Sep 1850, p. 24
Varner, George H., 55, M, Farmer, born GA (Living with Ira Byrd and Sutton Byrd)

1860 Franklin Parish, Louisiana Census, Redmount P.O.
HH 46, Ln 1-6, 23 Jun 1860, p. 8
Varner, George, Head, 44, M, Farmer (VRE: $6175, VPE: $1174), born GA; Melvina, Wife, 20, F, born LA; Winfred, Son, 2 months, M, born LA; Hardaway, 30, M, Farmer, (VPE: $11, born AL; Smith, William B., 24, M, Farmer, born AL

1870 Richland Parish, Louisiana Census, Girard P.O.
HH 182-176, Ln 40, 1-4, 19 Jul 1870, p. 21-22
Varner, George, Head, 55, M, born GA; Virgina, Wife, 28, F, Keeping House, born AL; Annie, Dau., 10, F, At School, born LA; Josephine, Dau., 9, F, At Home, born LA; George, 5, Son, M, At home, born TX

Bio by: W.D. Hosey


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  • Created by: Shirley Burks Wells
  • Added: 6 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103193804
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Henley Varner (3 Jul 1815–18 Nov 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103193804, citing Alto Baptist Church Cemetery, Alto, Richland Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Shirley Burks Wells (contributor 46511681) .