Facts and Events
John Varner was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of John Varner in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1790--January 7, Lawson McCullough and Lidia Varnum, daughter of Elizabeth Varnum, widow; witness, John Varnum; surety, John Varnum.
- Vol. 2 - List of Delinquents - Insolvents and Delinquents, 1795: John Vernum, to Georgia.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County -1797--December 28, John Vernum and John Mathews, surety. John Vernum and Elizabeth Mathews, daughter of above John Mathews.
- Vol. 1 - COUNTY COURT CHANCERY DECREES DECIDED. 1823, 1824, 1825 (I to N). - William Moore vs. Elizabeth Boyd.--Elizabeth was widow of John Boyd, deceased, testate, and John Varner (Vernum) was her son. John Boyd was son of Andrew Boyd. Some of her children have gone to Kentucky.
- Vol. 2 - Vernum vs. Vernum--O. S. 375; N. S. 137--Bill by William Vernum, that on 29th August, 1797, John Vernum, orator's brother, contracted with orator to build a house for orator on a lot in Greensville, but John shortly after removed to Kentucky, but before removing John sold to William Moore, of Rockbridge, all his interest in land in Augusta devised to him by John Boyd. John died in Kentucky, and administration was granted to John Hawkins and Elizabeth Vernum, now Elizabeth Foster. Patented 1759 to John Boyd, 115 acres in Augusta, corner Thos. Boyd. Patented 1743 to Andrew Boyd, 240 acres in Orange, on the west side of Blue Ridge, on branch of Stony Creek, Mr. Burden's road.
- Vol. 2 - White vs. Moore--O. S. 168; N. S. 59--Bill, June, 1808. Complainants are, viz: John, Nathaniel, James, William White, Margaret (White), wife of James McFarland, Rebecca (White), wife of William McFarland, Mary (White), wife of Robert Snodgrass, David Greenlee and his children (infants), heir of their mother Jane, who was Jane White, all being heirs and legal representatives of John White, who was only heir-at-law and legal representative of Thomas Boyd, who was son of Andrew Boyd, who died many years ago, leaving a tract in Augusta County, 240 acres. Andrew died testate in Augusta, devising to his wife and sons, Thomas and John. Andrew's widow died intestate and her part descended to Thomas, the eldest son. After Andrew's death, a patent issued in Andrew's name for an entry of his for 115 acres, but some one struck out Andrew and inserted John. John died testate, without issue, devising his lands to his wife, Elizabeth, for her life, with reversion to her son, John Varnum. Then Thomas Boyd died intestate, leaving complainants his heirs. But Elizabeth Boyd and William Moore, who bought claim of Varnum, set up an adverse claim. Answer says Andrew Boyd died 1750. A patent for the 115 acres issued in 1759 in name of John, when he was not more than 12 or 15 years old. Andrew Boyd's will dated 26th February, 1749, proved in Augusta 22d May, 1750, to cousin, John White, if he came here to live. Wife, Rebecca.