Claiborne J. Varner1
M, #5213, b. 10 November 1824, d. 10 August 1878
- 2nd great-granduncle of Joseph Wayne Peery
Varner was born on 10 November 1824 at Alabama.2,3,4 He was the son of John Varner and Elizabeth McKnight.2 He married Cynthia Ann Jones circa 1845.3 He was employed as a County Commissioner between 1850 and 1861 at McLennan County, Texas.5 Claiborne served as a County Commissioner of McLennan County, Texas from its organization in 1850 until 1861.6 He and his wife Cynthia Ann Jones appeared on the census of 30 September 1850 at Milam County, Texas.3 He married Susannah Jane Sheek, daughter of Adam Sheek and Jamima Sparks, on 9 October 1851 at Cherokee County, Texas.1,7 He and his wife Susannah Jane Varner appeared on the census of 8 June 1860 at Waco, McLennan County, Texas.7 He was employed as a farmer with real estate worth $3,000 and a personal estate of $12,065 on 8 June 1860 at McLennan County, Texas.7 He and his wife Susannah Jane Sheek appeared on the census of 28 August 1870 at West of the Brazos River, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.8 He was employed as a farmer on 28 August 1870 at West of the Brazos River, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.8 He died on 10 August 1878 at Parker County, Texas, at age 53 years and 9 months.4 He was buried at City Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas.4,9
Children of Claiborne J. Varner and Cynthia Ann Jones
Children of Claiborne J. Varner and Susannah Jane Sheek
- Sarah Ellen Varner7 b. Sep 1852, d. 1917
- Ferdinand C. Varner7 b. 18 May 1855, d. 23 Oct 1940
- Lutitia F. Varner7 b. 25 Dec 1857, d. 18 Apr 1881
- Samuel P. Varner7 b. Feb 1860, d. 9 Oct 1883
- Jefferson Varner+8 b. c 1862, d. May 1891
- Jane S. Varner8 b. Oct 1869, d. b 23 Jun 1880
- Melissa Lucindy Varner10 b. 24 Nov 1869, d. 25 Mar 1942
- Cliffie M. Varner+10 b. 12 Aug 1873, d. 21 Oct 1964
- [S1421] Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015, online http://search.ancestry.com, Name Claiborne J Varner
Marriage Date 9 Oct 1851
Marriage Place Cherokee, Texas, United States
Spouse Susannah J Sheek
FHL Film Number 988076.
- [S319] MyTrees.com, 11 Jun 2005.
- [S327] 30 Sep 1850, United States Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah County, Utah, Roll: M432_913, P10.
- [S429] Claiborne Varner, Cemetery Marker, City Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas.
- [S1553] Dayton Kelley, Handbook of Waco and McLennan County, Texas, Claiborne Varner was born on November 10, 1824 in Louisiana. He moved to Waco as a young man and purchased a large plantation about five miles north of Waco on the Brazos River. By occupation a farmer, he engaged in the cattle and agricultural business. A member of the comission which selected Waco as the county seat of McLennan County, he served as a county commissioner from 1850 to 1861. He was one of the original members of the Waco Masonic Lodge, then called Bosque Lodge, and was its first Master. in 1870 he moved to Weatherford and associated with his brother-in-law, J. W. Sheek, in the cattle business.
His first wife was Cynthia Ann Jones. After her death, he married Susannah J. Sheek in 1851. He was the father of nine children. Varner died at Weatherford on August 10, 1878.
- [S806] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 12588025 - Claiborn Varner.
- [S427] 08 Jun 1860, United States Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah County, Utah, Roll: M653_1300, P396.
- [S428] 28 Aug 1870, United States Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah County, Utah, Roll: M593_1598, P. 147.
- [S806] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12588025/… accessed 06 July 2023), memorial page for Claiborne Varner (10 Nov 1824–10 Aug 1878), Find a Grave Memorial ID 12588025, citing City Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas, USA; Maintained by Carol Thomas (contributor 46811436).
- [S1320] 1880 United States Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah County, Utah.