From information supplied by a Frances Remund of Salt lake city who was a descendant of the 4 th son of William and Bridged Vardaman,who immigrated to the colony's in the early 1700 settling in the 96th District of South Carolina. Her line was through James who inherited the estate in South Carolina. She identified William Vardaman as a wealthy French Huguenot Minister sent to the colonies to spread their religion. The oldest of the "John's" was born in Sweden. Her material show John S Vardaman marrying Elizabeth Morgan with the first seven children being born to the couple in S.C.The 8th child was born in Bedford county Virginia. Her notes taken form a History of Kentucky Vol ! Pg 233-234 say that John and family left S carolina moving to Redford County Va on the "New " River. The Fletcher clan arrived in Penns wharf in Philadelphia from the Ulster area of Ireland. They were stone masons and lived and worked in the Philadelphia area for some time. When the English by treaty with the native Indians secured lands from the west side of the Appalachian mountains and made it available by "warrants" prompting some of the brothers to search out their own land. It was to one of these brothers than a young son was born named after the traveling preacher John S Vardaman was born.
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