Born March 15, 1822 in Oldham County, Kentucky;
Died January 6, 1881 in Green County Illinois
Married on March 22, 1843 in Roodhouse, Illinois to
Born 1821 in Henry County, Kentucky
Died September 28, 1878 in Greene County, Illinois
She is also buried in Mt. Gilead Cemetery, southwest of Carrollton, IL.
HISTORY OF GREENE COUNTY, ILINOIS, 1879:
Varble, George --Farmer and Stock Raiser, Section 17, Township 9N,
Range 12W, P.O. Carrollton
"George Varble was born in Oldham County Kentucky, on the 15th of March, 1822. His father, George Varble was a native of North Carolina, by occupation an agriculturist. In an early day he became a resident of Kentucky and there formed the acquaintance of, and married Miss Sarah Cravens, a daughter of Annon Cravens and Abigail Hathaway, by whom he had nine children, John, who died in infancy, Charles, who grew to maturity, moved to Greene County, where he died; William who died in Jersey County, Illinois, Bourbon who died in Kentucky, Lewis who also passed the remainder of his life in Kentucky, Anderson, who also lies at rest in the same cemetery, Elizabeth, who died in Greene County, Melinda A. who was laid to rest in Greene County, and George, the last of his race, who became a resident of Greene County, permanently located during the spring of 1849; prior to his arrival Mr. Varble had purchased a tract of land comprising 280 acres, on which he now bent all the energies of his nature to bring to a proper degree of cultivation. March, 1843, in Kentucky, Mr. Varble was married to Miss Hannah Admire, daughter of Henry, who died on the 28th of September, 1878, and was laid at rest in the Hutchens Cemetery. To the care of her husband she left a family of six children. Nancy Jane who married John Barrett and resides in Greene County, Sarah, who married John Thomasson, Elizabeth, who married James Pope, George S., who married Miss Martha Heron, James B. who married Louisa Stone, Lafayette and James A. who reside on the old homestead. George Varble is well known in Greene County as an honorable upright citizen and of generous impulses, that a detailed statement of his life would be superflous, and it is only sufficient to say that he became an exceedingly prosperous farmer, the owner of 355 acres of valuable land in Greene County, and merits the respect and confidence of his many friends."
Note: Hannah is buried in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery, not the Hutchens Cemetery.
CHILDREN OF GEORGE & HANNAH VARBLE:
1. Mary Ann Varble
Born abt. 1844 in Kentucky ( 6 yrs. old in 1850 Greene Co. Census); Married on Dec. 2, 1843 in Greene Co. to
William James (b. Sept. 11, 1811; d. Nov. 14, 1895; distant
cousin of Jesse James)
Children of William and Mary Ann James:
(1)Julia James, (2) Thomas James, (3) William James
2. Nancy Jane Varble
Born Dec. 20, 1843 in Kentucky; Married on Sept. 19, 1867 in Greene Co., Illinois to
John Barrett ( John must have died in 1879/80 since he is not on the 1880 census and they have a one month old son)
Children of John & Nancy Barrett:
(1) George W (b. abt. 1871 in Illinois --9 in 1880 census)
(2) Rose L. Barrett (b. abt. 1872 --8 in 1880 census)
(3) Delia A. Barrett (b. abt. 1876 -- 4 in 1880 census)
(4) James F. Barrett (b. abt. 1877 -- 3 in 1880 census)
(5) Infant Barrett (b. abt. 1880 -- one month old in 1880 census)
3. Elizabeth Varble
Born March 13, 1847in Kentucky; Died Dec. 18, 1919 in Greene Co., Illinois; Buried in Mt. Gilead Cemetery.
Married on April 23, 1873 in Greene Co., Illinois to
Born Nov. 4, 1838; Died Dec. 10, 1910 in Greene Co., Illinois; Buried in Mt. Gilead Cemetery.
Children of James & Elizabeth:
(1) James Byron Pope (b. Oct. 7, 1873 in Greene Co., Illinois; d. June 14, 1927; Buried in Mt. Gilead Cemetery.
(2) Flora May Pope (b. March 31, 1877; d. 1877, aged 6 mo. ?? days; Buried in Mt. Gilead Cemetery
(3) Infant Son Pope (b. and d. June 8, 1878; Buried in Mt. Gilead Cemetery)
(4) Edwin Pope (b. Feb. 22, 1881; d. Sept. 10, 1881; buried in Mt. Gilead Cemetery)
5. Pearl Ethyl Pope (b. June 7, 1882; married Bloodworth)
4. Henry Bourbon Varble
Born Dec. 6, 1848; Died Sept. 18, 1859; Buried in the Varble Cemetery
5. George Samuel Varble
Born September 24, 1850; Died October 19, 1918;
Buried in Mt. Gilead Cemetery
6. Melinda Francis Varble
Died Sept. 23, 1852; aged 2 mo. 17 days; Buried in Varble Cemetery.
7. James Buchanan Varble
Born November 10, 1856; Died 1936; Buried in Mt. Gilead Cemetery; Lived on the Varble Homestead. Married on Dec. 5, 1878 in Greene County, Illinois to
Louisa Stone (b. 1848; d. 1933; Buried in Mt. Gilead Cemetery)
Known Children of James & Louisa:
(1) James Leo Varble (b. April 13, 1889; d. April 23, 1947 in California; Married on Oct. 14, 1915 in Greene Co., Illinois to Minnie Matilda Wood (b. Oct. 4, 1892, d. Feb. 2, 1977; daughter of G.W. and Lucy Adcock Wood)
They had one child, Inola Louise Varble Royal.
Click HERE to see picture of Minnie Wood Varble.
(2) Maude Varble (b. abt. 1880 --2 months old in 1880 census)
(8) Thomas Lafayette Varble
Born abt. 1858; Lived on Varble Homestead;
Married on November 10, 1880 in Greene County, Illinois
to Julia B. Nemore