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Prescott Varnum

Male 1796 - 1861  (65 years)


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  • Name Prescott Varnum 
    Born 24 Feb 1796  Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1829  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 017, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 117, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Land 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 129, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Land 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 089, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Land 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 135, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Naturalization 1831  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Varnum, Prescott Residence on 10 Feb 1831: Present Residence: Waterloo Occupation: blacksmith Date of Registry: 14 Apr 1831 Number of Registry: 163
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    Image - Library and Archives Canada. (2013). Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 29 November 2018, from https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/citizenship-naturalization-records/naturalization-upper-western-1828-1850/Pages/image.aspx?Image=e002992930&URLjpg=http%3a%2f%2fcentral.bac-lac.gc.ca%2f.item%2f%3fid%3de002992930%26op%3dimg&Ecopy=e002992930
    Immigration 1843  , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation blacksmith  [5
    Occupation 1860  Metamora, Lapeer, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    farmer 
    Residence 1860  Metamora, Lapeer, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-201681 
    Died 20 Mar 1861  Metamora, Lapeer, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I201681  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father Colonel Prescott Varnum,   b. 16 Mar 1769, Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1843, Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Betsy" MacAllister,   b. 20 May 1770, Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1810, Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Family ID F56477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth "Betsy" Clements,   b. 15 Jan 1795, Cape Ann, , MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1879, Metamora, Lapeer, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 28 Feb 1820  [1
    Children 
     1. Laura Augusta Varnum,   b. 24 Dec 1820,   d. 3 Mar 1890, Metamora, Lapeer, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. William Nelson Varnum,   b. 14 Aug 1826, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1895, Vassar, Tuscola, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Rev. Joseph Bradley Varnum,   b. 19 May 1830, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1896, Gale, Campbell Co., South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Elizabeth Mary Varnum,   b. 5 Oct 1833, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1893, Dryden, Lapeer, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     5. Zephaniah Sexton Varnum,   b. 3 Apr 1838,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Elvira Varnum,   b. 3 Apr 1838, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F56475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lucy Presbury,   b. CA 1795,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Nov 1815  [1
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F56476  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Prescott Varun went from Dracutt to Canada, and shortly after the death of his fiist wife removed to Geneseo, N. Y., where he met Elizaheth Clements, whom he married in 1820. She had settled there with her parents, when it was a wilderness, having heen born at Cape Ann, Mass. Some years after marriage, in 1842, she and her hnsband made their home in Metamora, La Peer Co., Mich., where she died on the farm she had occupied for 25 years.

      From: The Varnums of Dracutt (in Massachusetts), A History of George Varnum, his son Samuel who came to Ipswich about 1635, and Grandsons Thomas, John and Joseph, who settled in Dracutt, and their descendants. Compiled from family papers and official records. By John Marshall Varnum of Boston. Boston: David Clapp & son, printers 1907 pg 263

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      Prescott and his brother resided on Germany Company Tract 17 in the late 1820's where Phineas operated an Inn and Blacksmith shop at the corner of Queen St. and King St. in Kitchener, Ontario.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2726] The Varnums of Dracutt (in Massachusetts), A History of George Varnum, his son Samuel who came to Ipswich about 1635, and Grandsons Thomas, John and Joseph, who settled in Dracutt, and their descendants. Compiled from family papers and official records., pg, 262.

    2. [S1635] Census - U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1860 8th Census, Census Place: Metamora, Lapeer, Michigan; Roll: M653_549; Page: 933; Family History Library Film: 803549.
      Prescot Varnum, 64, b. Massachuetts farmer
      Eliabeth 64
      Elvira 23 b. Canada

    3. [S2727] Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915.
      Prescot Varnum
      Gender:Male
      Birth Date:24 Feb 1796
      Birthplace:DRACUT,MIDDLESEX,MASSACHUSETTS
      Father's Name:Prescot Varnum
      Mother's Name:Elisabeth
      Name: Prescot Varnum
      Gender: Male
      Christening Date:
      Christening Place:
      Birth Date: 24 Feb 1796
      Birthplace: DRACUT,MIDDLESEX,MASSACHUSETTS
      Death Date:
      Name Note:
      Race:
      Father's Name: Prescot Varnum
      Father's Birthplace:
      Father's Age:
      Mother's Name: Elisabeth
      Mother's Birthplace:
      Mother's Age:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C50071-1

    4. [S1583] Assessment Roll - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township - 1831.
      Heriot? [Prescott] Varnum GCT77; GCT29 PT; GCT89; GCT135
      Acres
      1 Acres Cultivated
      # of Men 4
      # of Boys 2
      # of Women 1
      ## of Girls 1
      Total People 9
      1 Story Frame,
      1 Family
      # of Horses 1
      # of Oxen
      # of Cows 1
      # of Cattle
      Value 47 land of Snider, Jacob C.(Ab. Erb est)?? W. 1831

    5. [S907] Naturalization Records of Waterloo County.
      Varnum, Prescott Residence on 10 Feb 1841: Present Residence: Waterloo Occupation: blacksmith Date of Registry: 14 Apr 1831 Number of Registry: 163

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Feb 1796 - Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 129, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 089, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 1831 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1843 - , Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1860 - Metamora, Lapeer, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Metamora, Lapeer, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Mar 1861 - Metamora, Lapeer, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
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