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Nancy Ann VARNER

Nancy Ann VARNER

Female 1841 - 1934  (93 years)

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    Nancy Ann Varner on porch
    Nancy Ann Varner on porch
    Nancy Varner gravestone
    Nancy Varner gravestone
    Mary, Nancy, William, Eurelda
    Mary, Nancy, William, Eurelda
    Nancy Death Certificate
    Nancy Death Certificate
    Nancy Family
    Nancy Family

  • Name Nancy Ann VARNER 
    Born 27 Mar 1841  Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    FamilySearch ID LCMK-S61 
    Residence 1850  Pettis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1880  Osage City, Miller, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1900  ED 11 Russell Township (west part), Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1920  Russell, Camden County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _UID 578B89100808499E8435A95408C79451DC1E 
    Died 22 Jul 1934  Camden County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pleasant Grove Cemt., Camden Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14229  Carney Geneaology
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2021 

    Father George Thomas VARNER,   b. 1779, Georgia Or Tennessee Or Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1861, Miller County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Harriet Nancy OWENS,   b. Abt 1817, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1861, Miller County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married Abt 1832  Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edmund C. RIGGS,   b. 1 Jun 1819, Tyler, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1876, Miller County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married Not Married Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Lawrence VARNER,   b. 17 Oct 1866, Miller County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1951, Independence, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. William Owen VARNER,   b. 8 Feb 1869, Tuscumbia, Miller County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1937, Macks Creek, Camden, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Eurelda (Ida) "Relda" VARNER,   b. 15 Nov 1871, Osage City, Miller, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1959, Russell, Camden County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Mary Francis VARNER,   b. 5 May 1874, Dallas County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1956, Marshall, Saline County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F7323  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Unwed mother (with own fathers name)? Shows widowed in 1910 and 1920 census. Fathers Birthplace in North Carolina, Mothers in Georgia.

      1880 Census in Osage, Missouri
      Household:

      Nancy VARNOR, female,white, age 40, born in Missouri, occup: Day labor, father born in Tennessee, Mother born in Tennessee
      John L. VARNOR, Son, Single, Male, White, age 13, born in Missouri, Occup Day Labor, Father born - Unk, Mother born in Missouri
      William VARNOR Son, Single, Male, White, age 8, born in Missouri, Occup --, Father born - Unk, Mother born in Missouri
      Mary VARNOR Daughter, Single, Female, White, age 6, born in Missouri, Occup --, Father born - Unk, Mother born in Missouri
      Urilda VARNOR Daughter, Single, Female, White, age 4, born in Missouri, Occup --, Father born - Unk, Mother born in Missouri

      Source Information:
      Census PlaceOsage, Miller, Missouri

      in 1920 Census was age 78 living with daughter Eurelda and William A. Newton (husband)

      Death Certificate filled out by grandson Otto, states father of deceased was Thomas Varner... This was disputed by family and further documentation has proved otherwise.

      From Bruce Varner's work:
      Nancy Ann Varner (1841-1934) had four children, all of whom grew up with Nancy's maiden name Varner. Family members never openly spoke of why this was the case, and none of the long dead early descendants passed on any clues.
      Therefore everyone who descends from any one of Nancy's four children falls into the same category. Nancy's four children were:
      John Lawrence Varner (1866-1951)
      William Owen Varner (1869-1937)
      Eurelda Varner Newton (1871-1959)
      Mary Varner Clemons Cove (1877-1956)
      Y-DNA tests were conducted in 2012 by Bruce T. Varner (1951-), father Edwin Dale Varner, grandfather Bert Lonzo Varner, great-grandfather John Lawrence Varner, son of Nancy Ann Varner. This test revealed that genetically, John Lawrence Varner was fathered by a Riggs. Therefore all direct male to male descendants from John Lawrence carry Riggs Y-DNA.
      Y-DNA tests were conducted in in 2013 by William Ray Varner (1943-), father Otto George Varner, grandfather William Owen Varner, son of Nancy Ann Varner. This second Y-DNA test revealed that genetically, William Owen Varner was also fathered by a Riggs.
      Bruce T. Varner and William Ray Varner are a zero deviation Y-DNA match to each other.
      Subsequent research into the Riggs families of Miller County, Missouri revealed that three brothers lived in Miller County during the same timeframe as Nancy.
      Calvin Riggs (1810-1863)
      Owen Riggs (1813-1875)
      Edmund Riggs (1819-1877)
      Since the completion of testing, evidence has proven that John Lawrence and William Owen were both fathered by a Riggs, one might assume that the two girls (Eurelda & Mary) could have been fathered by a Riggs also.
      Since both Calvin and Owen Riggs were dead by the time the final daughter Mary was born, that leaves Edmund Riggs as the most likely father of the four.
      Estate documents for Edmund Riggs proved that Nancy Varner worked for Edmund Riggs up until Edmund's time of death.
      Antidotal evidence from family lore has long stated that Nancy Ann's parents, George and Harriet Varner were living "on the old Riggs place" when they were killed around the start of the Civil War.
      Additional Y-DNA results surfaced from four descendants of James Riggs (1662-1744). These four James Riggs descendants showed close Y-DNA matches to Bruce & William Varner. The four Riggs descendants are:
      Fredrick L. Riggs (1937-) [1 deviation]
      Charles L. Riggs (1954-) [2 deviation]
      Lawrence B. Riggs (1932-) [1 deviation]
      Michael D. Riggs (1958-) [0 deviation]
      Fredrick and Charles Riggs MRCA (Most Recent Common Ancestor) is William Riggs (1750-1833).
      Lawrence and Michael, along with our Edmund Riggs MRCA is James Riggs (1742-1815).
      Both William Riggs and James Riggs are two generations descended from the Riggs family patriarch James Riggs (1662-1744).

  • Sources 
    1. [S1160] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 20 Nov 2021), entry for Nancy Ann VARNER, person ID LCMK-S61. (Reliability: 3).
      ;Contributor: Paul Johnson


    2. [S1160] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 20 Nov 2021), entry for Nancy Ann VARNER, person ID LCMK-S61. (Reliability: 3).
      ;Follows from 1910 Residence of Russell, Missouri
      Contributor: starzagazin