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John Wilhelm Vardeman (Vardaman)

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: New Castle County, Lower Counties on the Delaware
Death: circa 1783 (57-73)
Gravois Creek, St. Louis, Alta Luisiana, Reino de Nueva España
Place of Burial: St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Vardeman, Sr. and Magdelena Vardeman
Husband of Elizabeth Vardeman
Father of Leticia McGathy; Elizabeth Millie Menefee; Amaziah Vardeman; Mary Magdalene Cockrell; Peter Vardeman and 11 others
Brother of Elizabeth Bird; Maria Vardeman; William Vardaman; Frances Bennett; Peter Vardaman and 2 others
Half brother of James Vardeman

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About John Wilhelm Vardeman

Immigrated to US in 1725 from Sweden

Lived in South Carolina where he married Elizabeth Morgan

Moved to Bedford Co, VA (Eastern slope of Blue Ridge Mountains)

Had twelve children

Colonial soldier in VA 1754-1758

DAR Patriot Index published 2003

Vardeman, John

b. 1718 Sweden

m(1) Elizabeth Morgan


d. 1827 VA

John VARDEMAN, Jr. born Sweden ca. l727 came with his Father and family

to South Carolina ca. l734, married

Elizabeth MORGAN in South Carolina and moved to

Virgina. Any ship records from this early? VARDEMAN

family were Swedish Lutherans but as there were

no Lutheran Churches they became members of the established

church (Anglican). A James VARDEMAN served in

Revolution from South Carolina, a relative of some sort to my

ancestor (not too many VARDEMANs in Colonial

records), and another listing for a VARDEMAN as resident of

Old 96th District.

Sharon Hendrix Primeau :

Posted: 10 April, 1977


In 1769, South Carolina had 8 Circuit Court Districts, one was known as

Ninety-Six District. Between 1785-89, eight counties were established

within Ninety-Six District: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenville, Laurens,

Newberry, Pendleton, Spartanburg, and Union. Later, labels fluctuated

between either Districts or Counties, and additional counties were formed

from these. Today, 15 of South Carolina's 46 counties were formed from

some part of what was Old Ninety-Six District. (Information Source:

Schweitzer, George K. "South Carolina Genealogical Research.") If you

know county and surname associations, it is to your advantage to post

your queries to the appropriate SC GenWeb Project County Page.

Occasionally, researchers may find that their families were in Ninety-Six

District, but left the area before counties were established, like in the

case of our first query- a Loyalist family that went to Canada in 1783.

This page is for you!


 John Wilhelm Vardeman II1,2

Male, #16640, b. between 1724/25 and 1730, d. 1827 or 1834

John Wilhelm Vardeman II|b. between 1724/25 and 1730\nd. 1827 or 1834|p832.htm#i16640|William Vardeman I|b. about 1697/98\nd. between Feb 24, 1783 and Mar 3, 1789|p833.htm#i16652|Magdelena Petersson||p833.htm#i16653|John Vardeman I|b. about 1625/26\nd. Mar 17, 1713/14|p833.htm#i16658|Margaret (surname not known) wife of John Vardeman I||p833.htm#i16659|Peter Petersson||p950.htm#i18998|Karin (surname not known) wife of Peter Petersson||p950.htm#i18999|

Relationship 5th great-granduncle of Garril Louis Kueber.

Last Edited Dec 11, 2006

Father William Vardeman I1 b. about 1697/98, d. between Feb 24, 1783 and Mar 3, 1789

Mother Magdelena Petersson1

Birth between 1724/25 and 1730 John was born between 1724/25 and 1730 in New Castle County, Delaware Colony or Pennsylvania Colony .1

Marriage about 1750 He married Elizabeth Morgan, daughter of Thomas Morgan and Lettice Evans, about 1750 in probably Bedford County, Virginia Colony .1,3

Move about 1764 He moved with his wife Elizabeth to Coles Creek, Halifax (now Franklin) County, Virginia Colony , about 1764.4

Move about 1767 He moved to New River about 12 miles above old Ft Chiswell, Augusta (now Wythe) County, Virginia Colony , about 1767.5

Move about 1777 He moved with his wife Elizabeth to Maiden Spring Branch of the Clinch River, Montgomery (now Tazewell) County, Virginia, about 1777.4

Court September 25, 1778 John Vardiman and William Vardiman listed on roster of individuals receiving fines set by Court Martial. on September 25, 1778.1

Note September 25, 1778 September 25, 1778 a John Vardiman and a William Vardiman are listed on a roster of individuals receiving fines set by Court Martial along with Joseph Baker, Elisha Collens, John Collens, and Ephraim Osburn. The Reference is, Montgomery County, VA., The first Hundred Years, by Judge C.W. Crush, Oath of Allegiance. on September 25, 1778.1

Move Fall, 1779 He moved to Kentucky County (now Lincoln County, Kentucky), Virginia Colony , Fall, 1779.5

(heir) Will February 24, 1783 John Wilhelm Vardeman II was named as an heir in William Vardeman I's will on February 24, 1783 in Newberry County, South Carolina.6,1,7

Move 1812 He moved to Missouri Territory in 1812.4,5

Death 1827 or 1834 John died 1827 or 1834 near Gravois Creek, St Louis County, Missouri.1,4,8

Burial His body was buried in Sappington Cemetery, St Louis County, Missouri.1

Family Elizabeth Morgan

Children 1. Minnie Vardeman1

 2. Jemima Vardeman+1 b. 1744/45 
 3. Letitia Vardeman1 b. about 1745/46 
 4. Amaziah Vardeman1 b. about 1750/51 
 5. Mary Magdalene Vardeman+1 b. Oct 27, 1752, d. 1843 
 6. Elizabeth Vardeman+1 b. 1753, d. 1822 
 7. William Vardeman+1 b. between 1754 and 1755, d. about 1825 
 8. John Morgan Vardeman+1 b. 1761, d. about 1809 
 9. Morgan Vardeman+1 b. Dec 16, 1767, d. Jul 30, 1847 
 10. Alexander Vardeman1 b. 1769 
 11. Sabra Elizabeth Vardeman+1 b. about 1770, d. after 1850 
 12. Rev Jeremiah Vardeman+1 b. Jul 8, 1775, d. May 18, 1842 
 13. Tabitha Vardeman+1 b. 1777, d. 1796 

Charts Descendents of John Vardeman


1.[S3090] , Jack Vardaman Family Tree: Family Tree Maker File, received June 18, 2004.

2.[S3313] Lea Ann Thomas, e-mail to Garril L Kueber June 4, 2006.

3.[S3145] Jesse (Jack) Harris Vardaman Jr and David Miles Vardiman, Early Vardaman-Vardeman-Vardiman Ancestry in America,, page 7.

4.[S3145] Jesse (Jack) Harris Vardaman Jr and David Miles Vardiman, Early Vardaman-Vardeman-Vardiman Ancestry in America,, page 9.

5.[S1320] Vardeman surname file.

6.[S3146] Compiled by David Miles Vardiman and Jack (Jesse) Vardaman, Vardeman Publication References,, Abstract of Will, William’s Vardeman’s (William Vardeman I, son of John & Margaret Vardeman), Will, dated 4 February 1783 states;

“…I bequeath to my wife Bridget all my held furniture induring her natural life…. Item; It is my will and Desire that my eldest son John Vardeman (John Vardeman II), should receive the value of one Shilling Sterling by reason he has received his part of my Estate.

Item; it is my will and Desire that my second son William Vardeman (William Vardeman II), should receive no more of my Estate than one Shilling Sterling, by reason that he has already Received Equal part of my Estate.

Item; it is my will and Desire that my third son Peter Vardeman (Peter Vardeman I), should receive no more of my Estate then one Shilling Sterling by reason he has already Received his part of my Estate Item; I Give and Bequeath unto my younger son James Vardeman (James Vardeman son of William I & Bridget Vardeman), the plantation that I now live on Containing one hundred acres being on the Hunting fork the waters of Enoree & fork of Indian Creek containing one hundred acres and ll my personal Estate after my decease I give unto him his Heirs and Afsigns for ever Bequeath unto my son James Vardeman”.

William Vardeman’s(William Vardeman I, son of John & Margaret Vardeman), will was probated 3 March 1789 in Newberry Co., South Carolina as his will was probated on that date in Newberry Co., South Carolina, in what was then the old 96th District.

Source: Will of William Vardaman (William Vardeman I, son of John & Margaret Vardeman), Will Book B, page 382, Newberry County, SC, abstract obtained from the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, S.C.

7.[S3145] Jesse (Jack) Harris Vardaman Jr and David Miles Vardiman, Early Vardaman-Vardeman-Vardiman Ancestry in America,, page 8.

8.[S1355] J H Spencer, History of Kentucky Baptists 1769 to 1885. BIOGRAPHY: Virgil M. Woods, The Vardaman Family, Roanoke, IN; Woods, 1983. and told to D. Nicklaus in 1994 by Paul Baker paulbake MARRIAGE: A history of the family of Morgan, from the year 1089 to present times by Appleton Morgan, ca. 1902. says that Elizabeth Morgan, sister to Lewis, married a man by the name of Vardiman. (Minor name conflict there is attributed to poor spelling.) BURIAL: exact place from a genforum posting.* Reference: RootsWeb's WorldConnect - SmartCopy: May 15 2016, 2:01:01 UTC

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John Wilhelm Vardeman's Timeline

New Castle County, Lower Counties on the Delaware
Age 27
Henry Co., VA.
Age 28
Age 30
Bedford County, Virginia, United States
Age 33
Bedford County, Province of Virginia
Age 34
Province of South Carolina
July 23, 1754
Age 36
Bedford County, Province of Virginia
Age 37
Bedford County, Province of Virginia
Age 43
Falling River, Campbell County, Province of Virginia