Person:Erastus Varner (1)

     
Erastus Perry Varner
m. 10 FEB 1834
  1. Jefferson Varner
  2. Louisa VarnerABT 1836 -
  3. Jacob VarnerABT 1839 - 1881
  4. Matilda VarnerABT 1841 -
  5. Erastus Perry Varner1846 - 1932
  6. Cynthia VarnerABT 1848 -
  7. Alfred VarnerABT 1849 -
  8. Jane Varnerabt 1851 -
  9. Aaron Jessie VarnerABT 1859 - AFT 1884
m. 12 Sep 1872
  1. Ananias Wesley VARNER1873 - 1877
  2. Aaron Thomas VARNER1875 - 1876
  3. Hatty Gulnara VARNER1877 - 1877
  4. William Curtis VARNER1878 - 1958
  5. Minnie May VARNER1881 - 1932
  6. Rella Varner1884 - 1954
  7. Ina VARNER1885 - 1957
  8. Claude VARNER1888 - ABT 1892
  9. Clyde VARNER1890 - 1973
  10. Mabel VARNER1892 - 1959
Facts and Events
Name Erastus Perry Varner
Alt Name Rass
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][16] 16 June 1846 Davidson County, North Carolina
Military[15][17] 21 Jan 1865
Reference Number? 8
Occupation[7] 1870 Farm laborer
Marriage 12 Sep 1872 Clay, Indianato Margaret Ann Loudermilk
Occupation[8] 1880 Farmer
Occupation[10] 1910 Coal miner
Death[1][2][3] 17 February 1932 Jasonville, Greene County, Indiana
Burial? Moss Cemetery, Ashboro, Clay, Indiana


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Erastus Perry Varner, age 84
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Erastus Perry Varner, age 84

Erastus Perry Varner was the son of Alexander Varner and Eunice Johnson of North Carolina. Erastus was born in North Carolina, probably in Randolph or Davidson County, on 16 June 1846. Erastus married Arbelia Fox on 7 October 1867 in Shelby County, Indiana not long after the Civil War. The marriage did not last, and he stated in pension records that they "never kept house together." Erastus later married Margaret Ann Loudermilk on 12 September 1872 in Clay County, Indiana.[14] Erastus had at least ten children with Margaret, four of which died as children.

Description

Erastus was 5 feet, 5-1/2 inches tall, and had dark gray eyes, dark hair and a dark complexion.[4][13]

Occupation

In 1870, at the time of the federal census, Erastus was living in Cass County, Missouri. He was working as a farm laborer, and living in the home of J.D. Hines, the county attorney. In 1880, he is listed as a farmer. For the 1900 and 1910 federal census (at the age of 54 and 64), he is listed as a coal miner. The area around Ashboro, Indiana was surrounded by coal mines.

Military Service

Erastus was a Union private in Company I of the 16th Indiana Volunteers (mounted infantry)[13], and later transferred as a private to Company B, 13th Indiana Cavalry.[15] Erastus served with his older brother Jacob, who was already a veteran of the 27th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and the 1st Engineer Battalion in the regular army.

Census

1850

1850 Census
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1850 Census

1850 Federal Census, Davidson County, North Carolina [5]

29 453 459 VARNER ALEXANDER, 37, M, FARMER, b. North Carolina
30 453 459 VARNER EUNICE, 35, F, b. North Carolina
31 453 459 VARNER LOUISA, 14, F, b. North Carolina
32 453 459 VARNER JACOB, 11, M, b. North Carolina
33 453 459 VARNER MATILDA, 9, F, b. North Carolina
34 453 459 VARNER ERASTUS, 5, M, b. North Carolina
35 453 459 VARNER CINTHIA, 2, F, b. North Carolina
36 453 459 VARNER ALFRED, 1, M, b. North Carolina


1860

1860 Federal Census, Putnam County, Indiana [6]

3 391 391 Alex Varner, 47, M, $300 value personal estate, b. North Carolina, cannot read and write
4 391 391 Eunice Varner, 45, F, b. North Carolina, cannot read and write
5 391 391 Jacob Varner, 21, M, , Farm Laborer, b. North Carolina
6 391 391 Erastus Varner, 14, M, b. North Carolina
7 391 391 Cynthia Varner, 11, F, b. North Carolina
8 391 391 Minerva J. Varner, 9, F, b. North Carolina
9 391 391 Aaron Varner, 7, F, b. Indiana

1860 Census
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1860 Census
1860 Census detail
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1860 Census detail




1870

1870 Federal Census Missouri - Cass County, Grand River Township [7]

25 42 48 Hines J D, 40, male, white, Lawyer, $13000 value real estate, $6000 value personal estate, b. Ohio
26 42 48 Hines Alice, 33, female, white, Keeping House, b. Ohio
27 42 48 Hines Clifton, 14, male, white, At Home, b. Island of Cuba?
28 42 48 Hines Roverline?, 10, female, white, At Home, b. Indiana
29 42 48 Hines Edward, 7, male, white, At Home, b. Ohio
30 42 48 Hines Albert, 4, male, white, At Home, b. Missouri
31 42 48 Hines No Name, 6/12, female, white, Infant, b. Missouri
32 42 48 Varner Erastus, 24, male, white, Farm Laborer, b. Indiana [18]

1870 Census
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1870 Census
1870 Census Detail
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1870 Census Detail




1880

1880 Federal Census, Sugar Ridge Township, Clay, Indiana. [8]

Eraspus P. Vasner, white, male, 34, head, married, Farmer, b. North Carolina, father b. North Carolina, mother b. North Carolina
Margaret A. Vasner, white, female, 26, wife, married, Keeping House, b. Indiana, father b. North Carolina, mother b. Indiana
William C. Vasner, white, male, 1, son, single, b. Indiana, father b. North Carolina, mother b. Indiana

Notes on 1880 census

Frances Lowdermilk, Margaret's mother, and her family lived in the adjacent property. Margaret's father Ananias had died in 1871.


1900

1900 Census
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1900 Census

1900 Federal Census, Sugar Ridge Township, Clay, Indiana. [9]

Erastus Varner, head, white, male, 53, married, b. North Carolina
Margaret Varner, wife, white, female, 45, married, b. Indiana
Curtis Varner, son, white, male, 21, single, b. Indiana
Minnie Varner, daughter, white, female, 19, single, b. Indiana
Rella Varner, daughter, white, female, 16, single, b. Indiana
Tina Varner, daughter, white, female, 14, single, b. Indiana
Clyde Varner, son, white, male, 10, b. Indiana
Mabel Varner, daughter, white, female, 8, b. Indiana

Notes on 1900 census

Tina should be Ina. Curtis is identical to William C. of 1880.


1910

1910 Federal Census, Jasonville, Greene, Indiana. [10]

Erastus Varner, head, male, white, 64, married, b. North Carolina, father b. North Carolina, mother b. North Carolina
Margaret A, wife, female, white, 57, married, b. Indiana, father b. North Carolina, mother b. Indiana
Clyde Varner, 20
Mabel Varner, 18

1910 Census
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1910 Census


Notes on the 1910 Census

Erastus is list as a coal miner, as are many of the other people on the same census page.


1920

1920 Federal Census, Jasonville Ward 1, Greene, Indiana. [11]

Erastus Varner, head, owns home, male, white, 73, married, can read, can write, b. North Carolina, father b. North Carolina, mother b. North Carolina
Margaret Varner, wife, female, white, 67, married, b. Indiana, father b. North Carolina, mother b. Indiana


1930

1930 Federal Census, Jasonville, Greene, Indiana. [12]

Erastus Varner, head, male, white, 83, married, b. North Carolina,
Marget M Varner, wife, female, white, 76, married, b. Indiana

Death

Erastus died at 1 p.m., Wednesday, 17 February 1932 in his home in Jasonville. He was 85 years old.[1][2][3]

Obituary

The following is a transcript of the obituary that appeared in the Terre Haute Tribune, page 2, Saturday, 20 Feb 1932.[3]

ERASTUS VARNER.
Special To The Tribune.
JASONVILLE, Ind. Feb. 20.—Erastus Varner, 85 years old, died at the residence, 423 North Meridian street, at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. He is survived by the widow, Margaret; two sons, Curtis of Jasonville and Clyde of Bloomington, and four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Latham and Miss Ina Varner, both of Terre Haute; Mrs. Rella Purcell of Brazil and Mrs. Mabel Sinders of Wayne, Mich. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Episcopal church at 11 o'clock Saturday morning, with continued services at the Ashboro church at 1 o'clock. Burial will be in the Ashboro cemetery.

Burial

Erastus is buried in the cemetery in Ashboro, Clay, Indiana. [ Photo and transcript ]

Images

Erastus
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Erastus


External links

Erastus Varner burial at Find A Grave.

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tombstone Inscription, in Tombstone Inscription of Erastus and Margaret Varner, Primary quality.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Death Certificate for Erastus Varner, in Erastus Varner (1) Death Certificate, 19 Feb 1932, Primary quality.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Erastus Varner obituary, in Erastus Varner Obituary, Terre Haute Tribune, 1932, 20 Feb 1932, Primary quality.

    Photocopy of obituary provided by the Vigo County Public Library, Special Collections. Wabash Valley Obituary Index
    Death date from obituary is Wednesday, 17 Feb 1932.

  4. Bureau of Pensions report regarding Jacob Varner's pension, in Jacob Varner Bureau of Pensions Report 1900, 5 Oct 1900, Primary quality.

    The report mainly differentiates between Jacob and his brother Erastus who were both in the 16th Indiana Mounted Infantry and 13th Indiana Cavalry. It gives descriptions of each man and a tracing of their signatures.

  5. Davidson County residents North Sub-division, in Davidson, North Carolina, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, page 253a, 1850, Primary quality.
  6. Warren Township, Putnam County residents, in Putnam, Indiana, United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, page 57, 20 Jun 1860, Primary quality.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Grand River Township residents, in Cass, Missouri, United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, page 8, 12 Jul 1870, Primary quality.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Sugar Ridge Township, Clay County residents, in Clay, Indiana, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1880.
  9. Sugar Ridge Township, Clay County residents, in Clay, Indiana, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1900.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Jasonville, Greene County residents, in Greene County, Indiana. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1910.
  11. Jasonville Ward 1, Greene County residents, in Greene, Indiana. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1920.
  12. Jasonville, Greene County residents, in Greene County, Indiana. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1930.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Erastus Varner enlistment, in Erastus Varner Civil War Enlistment Documents, 21 Jan 1865, Primary quality.

    Enlistment in Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana at the age of eighteen on 21 Jan 1865. Mustered into service on 23 Jan 1865.

  14. Marriage Certificate of Erastus Varner and Margaret Loudermilk, in Marriage Certificate of Erastus Varner and Margaret Loudermilk, 12 Sep 1872, Primary quality.

    The marriage license of Erastus Varner and Margaret Ann Loudermilk. This copy was supplied to the federal government, U.S. Pension Office, for the military pension request by Margaret Loudermilk.

  15. 15.0 15.1 Report to the Commissioner of Pensions about Erastus Varner, in Report to the Commissioner of Pensions about Erastus Varner, Primary quality.

    Report to the Commissioner of Pensions related to injuries sustained during military service by Erastus Varner.

  16. Or Jan 1846
  17. Private, 16th Indiana Volunteers (Mounted Infantry) Company I
    Private, 13th Indiana Cavalry, Company B
  18. Erastus's mother, father, younger brother, and two married sisters lived nearby, and appear earlier in the census in households No. 36 and 37.