|Place of Burial:||Hildreth Cemetery Lowell Middlesex County Massachusetts|
Son of Col Prescott Varnum and Lydia Varnum
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About Major John Varnum
Major in the Civil War, Settled in Florida after the Civil War, had lumber, brick, meal, grist business until he became involved in the state and local governement - State Assembly member 1870, Adjutant General of the state until 1877 (in charge of penal institutions, quarantine of the coast, public buildings and grounds, militia ), Treasurer and Director of the Florida Agricultural College, US Receiver of public moneys at Gainesville, Mayor of Gainesville in 1882.