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Family History of VARNER


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Descendants of Varner


Generation No. 1

1.  VARNER2  (VARNER1) was born in Ohio.  He married ??.
	
Child of VARNER and ?? is:
2.	i.	RICHARD ELLIS3 VARNER, b. 1841, Ohio; d. 1929, Parkerville, KS.


Generation No. 2

2.  RICHARD ELLIS3 VARNER (VARNER2, VARNER1) was born 1841 in Ohio, and died 
1929 in Parkerville, KS.  He married ELIZABETH ABAGAIL DYE, daughter of JOSEPH 
DYE and MARY PORTER.

Notes for RICHARD ELLIS VARNER:
Grandpa Varner was a carpenter by trade and lived in Parkerville, Kansas.

He appeared on the census in 1900 in Parker TWP, Morris County, Kasas.

4/17/99 - Interview with Ed Hurt Long Time Citizen of Parkerville, KS - Now 80 
Years Old.

Mr. Hurt said he remembers both Joe and "Dicky" Varner.   Joe ran the livery 
stable and seemed to be very personable.  Dicky however, was somewhat of a 
recluse.  He remembers when he was young coming home from school one day and 
tying his horse up to the post in front of "Dicky's" house. "Dicky" came out 
and told him to take the horse away and never tie it there again.

Mr. Hurt said that a couple from California purchased the "Dicky" Varner house 
and has redone it. They have put a lot of work in it he said.

He also said that a man from Wichita came in and purchased to old Joe Varner 
land and stable. Wanted to take the rock blocks and move them to Wichita to 
build a house.  He had the livery stable torn down, but when he found out how 
much it would cost to move the blocks, he left them piled on the ground where 
they still remain.  

Joe Varner's house is boarded up and has been taken by the State for back taxes.
	
Children of RICHARD VARNER and ELIZABETH DYE are:
3.	i.	JOSEPH E.4 VARNER, b. 1864, Ohio.
	ii.	OLIVE VARNER, b. 1865; m. PERRY HUTCHISON.
	iii.	SEREPTA VARNER, b. 1870; m. PETER W GOOD.
4.	iv.	MARY LUCY VARNER, b. May 14, 1861, Monroe County, Ohio near 
                Graysville; d. November 16, 1927, Council Grove, KS.
	v.	UNA VARNER, b. 1874.
	vi.	CLOA VARNER, b. 1877.


Generation No. 3

3.  JOSEPH E.4 VARNER (RICHARD ELLIS3, VARNER2, VARNER1) was born 1864 in Ohio.  He married 
    MARY L. CARNES April 08, 1886 in Parkersville, KS.
	
Children of JOSEPH VARNER and MARY CARNES are:
	i.	EARL5 VARNER, b. 1890.
	ii.	HALLECK VARNER, b. January 31, 1887, Parkerville, KS; 
	        d. February 01, 1887, Parkerville, KS.

Notes for HALLECK VARNER:
Headstone in Parkerville Cemetery reads:

Budded on Earth to Bloom in Heaven

Halleck Varner

January 31, 1887

February 1, 1887

Son of J E & M L Varner



4.  MARY LUCY4 VARNER (RICHARD ELLIS3, VARNER2, VARNER1) was born May 14, 1861 
    in Monroe County, Ohio near Graysville, and died November 16, 1927 in 
    Council Grove, KS.  She married JAMES ALEXANDER BELL February 14, 1889 in 
    Parkerville, KS, son of JOHN BELL.

Notes for MARY LUCY VARNER:
Mary Lucy Varner was one of the first teachers in District 58, Pleasant Ridge, 
Morris County.  The school was located at SE34-T14-R8E.  The school opened in 
1881 and closed in 1950.  Sadie Farbridge was the first teacher.  The Pleasant 
Ridge Church is Latitude: 38.4658 N Longitude: 096.3005 W.

She was 18 years old when she came with her parents to Parkerville Kansas in 
1879.


Notes for JAMES ALEXANDER BELL:
James Allen fought at the Battle of Bull Run in the Civil War for the Union.

James Alexander Bell homesteaded his farm and later donated a corner of his 
land for the first Pleasant Ridge School.

When Grandfather Bell died he left his three older children 80 acres each.  
Aunt Gladys received 80 acres and the old homestead north of Newton Allens farm.
His two younger children received 120 acres.  His big house near Council Grove 
was sold and still stands today.

	
Children of MARY VARNER and JAMES BELL are:
	i.	JOSEPH TRIM5 BELL, b. 1884; d. 1889, Died as a Child - He is 
	        buried in Alta Vista Cemetery..
5.	ii.	ADA MAY BELL, b. March 05, 1881, Parkerville, Kansas; d. May 25,
                1961, Greenwood Cemetery, North of Council Grove, Kansas.
6.	iii.	CHARLES EDWARD BELL, b. November 08, 1882; d. 1967, Alta Vista 
                Cemetery, Alta Vista, Wabaunsee, Kansas.
	iv.	UNA CAMPSEYDELLE BELL, b. October 31, 1885.
7.	v.	GLEN ALEXANDER BELL, b. February 21, 1889.
8.	vi.	GLADYS ABAGAIL BELL, b. December 09, 1892.
	vii.	TINA BEULAH BELL, b. July 13, 1906.


Generation No. 4

5.  ADA MAY5 BELL (MARY LUCY4 VARNER, RICHARD ELLIS3, VARNER2, VARNER1) was born
    March 05, 1881 in Parkerville, Kansas, and died May 25, 1961 in Greenwood 
    Cemetery, North of Council Grove, Kansas.  She married ALBERT NEWTON ALLEN 
    December 25, 1900 in Alta Vista, Kansas, son of JOHN ALLEN and CHARITY 
    DILLEY. Grandfather Allen served in the Civil War and was in the Battle of 
    Bull Run.

Albert died of ulcers.
	
Children of ADA BELL and ALBERT ALLEN are:
	i.	ALBERTA BELL6 ALLEN, b. October 23, 1901, Parkerville, Kansas; 
	        d. September 03, 1962, Idaho; m. RAYMOND OSBORNE, Council Grove,
	           Kansas.

Notes for ALBERTA BELL ALLEN:
Alberta died of stroke.

	ii.	MILDRED IRENE ALLEN, b. January 09, 1909, Alta Vista, Kansas;
	        d. May 12, 1988, Hutchinson Kansas; m. RALPH MARTIN, June 16, 
	        1928.

Notes for MILDRED IRENE ALLEN:
Mildred died of Parkinson Disease.

Notes for RALPH MARTIN:
Ralph died of lung cancer.

	iii.	NAOMI KATHRYN ALLEN, b. December 12, 1910, Alta Vista, Kansas; 
	        d. April 30, 1991, California; m. JERRY HOWARD MCDIFFETT, 
	        November 02, 1934, Alta Vista, KS.

Notes for NAOMI KATHRYN ALLEN:
Kathryn died of cancer.

	iv.	ADA GENEVIEVE ALLEN, b. November 12, 1914; m. CECIL ROBERT 
	        ESHNAUR, May 18, 1941, Kingman, KS.
	v.	CHARITY LADELLE ALLEN, b. October 06, 1918, Alta Vista, Kansas; 
	        d. January 21, 1999, Mead, Colorado at 5:10 PM; m. JOHN WILLIAM 
	        KANE, November 11, 1944, Topeka, Kansas.

Notes for CHARITY LADELLE ALLEN:

6.  CHARLES EDWARD5 BELL (MARY LUCY4 VARNER, RICHARD ELLIS3, VARNER2, VARNER1) 
    was born November 08, 1882, and died 1967 in Alta Vista Cemetery, Alta 
    Vista, Wabaunsee, Kansas.  He married ICY NEWCOMB.
	
Child of CHARLES BELL and ICY NEWCOMB is:
	i.	NO CHILDREN6 BELL.

7.  GLEN ALEXANDER BELL (MARY LUCY4 VARNER, RICHARD ELLIS3, VARNER2, VARNER1) 
    was born February 21, 1889.  He married UNKNOWN in Married late in life.

Notes for GLEN ALEXANDER BELL:
Married late in life and had no children.

	
Child of GLEN BELL and UNKNOWN is:
	i.	NO CHILDREN6 BELL.

8.  GLADYS ABAGAIL5 BELL (MARY LUCY4 VARNER, RICHARD ELLIS3, VARNER2, VARNER1) 
    was born December 09, 1892. She married OLLIE LAUREL BURTON August 04, 1915.
	
Children of GLADYS BELL and OLLIE BURTON are:
	i.	CLYDE ELLIS6 BURTON.
	ii.	LOWELL ALEXANDER BURTON.
	iii.	PAUL AUGUSTUS BURTON.
	iv.	OLLIE LAUREL BURTON, JR.
	v.	MERRITT KEITH BURTON, m. SHARON ADELL.


 

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