Elizabeth Varner

Female20 March 1836–15 September 1908

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Varner was born on 20 March 1836, in Salem, Harrison, Virginia, United States, her father, John Varner, was 34 and her mother, Phoebe Pew, was 25. She married Alva Watts Duncan on 20 April 1869. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Eagle District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Lincoln District, Marion, West Virginia, United States in 1900. She died on 15 September 1908, in Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alva Watts Duncan
Elizabeth Varner
Marriage: 20 April 1869
Carl Duncan
Rev. Walter L. Duncan
James W. Duncan
J. Belle Duncan
Nannie Duncan
Henry F. Duncan
Carl M. Duncan

Sources (21)

  • Elizabeth Duncan in household of Alva Duncan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Varner, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
  • Elizabeth Varner in entry for Mr. Carl Duncan, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 April 1869West Virginia, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 8

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


    Age 10

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 25

    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

    Name Meaning

    South German: habitational name for someone from Farn near Oberkirch, or Fahrnau near Schopfheim.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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