Joseph Jerome Vardeman

Male 1781 - 1855  (74 years)


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  • Name Joseph Jerome Vardeman  [1
    Born 1781  Newberry County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jun 1855  Hamilton, Harris County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3586  Treespot
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2015 

    Father James Vardaman,   b. Abt 1750, Bedford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1797, Newberry County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Mother Sabra Lyles,   d. Abt Nov 1781-Feb 1782, Newberry County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F218  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel (twin) Vining,   b. 19 Oct 1786, Johnston County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~ 1855, Harris County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1804 
    Children 
     1. Edwin Joseph Vardeman,   b. Jan 1807, Jefferson County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, Meriwether County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     2. Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Vardeman,   b. ~ 1809-10, Morgan County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Ann Clay (or Clarke) Vardeman,   b. 22 Apr 1812,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Delinda Vardeman,   b. 1814, Morgan County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860  (Age 46 years)
     5. Thomas Butts Vardaman,   b. Jan 1816, Morgan County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1880, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     6. Nancy Cannon Vardeman,   b. ~ 1818, Morgan County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Benjamin Boone Vardeman,   b. ~ 1820, Morgan County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Simeon Vardeman,   b. Abt 1823, Putnam County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Peter K. Vardeman,   b. ~ Apr 1824-25, Putnam County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Albert George Vardeman,   b. ~ 1827, Putnam County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F1339  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1781 - Newberry County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Jun 1855 - Hamilton, Harris County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Newspaper Article 1905 04/30 <i>The Atlanta Constitution</i> Atlanta, GA
    Newspaper Article 1905 04/30 The Atlanta Constitution Atlanta, GA
    Parthenia Antoinette Vardeman retells the story of her grandfather Colonel Joseph Vardeman fighting the Indians during the second war with Great Britain when the Indians took advantage of trying to exterminate the whites in Georgia. Joseph named his son, Thomas Butts Vardeman, after Captain Thomas Buttes who was killed in the battle of Chalibee in Alabama. This is an interesting story worth reading all the details.

    Histories
    Revised Report written by Jack Vardaman
    Revised Report written by Jack Vardaman
    Analysis of the 1820-1850 Census records and conclusion that Joseph and Rachel Vardaman had a son named Peter Vardaman.

    Sources
    Census Record 1820 Kingston, Morgan, Georgia
    Census Record 1820 Kingston, Morgan, Georgia
    Head of Household - Joseph Vardeman
    Free white persons Males Under 10 - 2 (Thomas, ?)
    Free white persons Males 10-15 - 1 (Edwin J)
    Free white persons Males 26-44 - 1 (Joseph, husband)
    Free white persons Females Under 10 - 2 (Delinda, Nancy)
    Free white persons Females 10-15 - 2 (Elizabeth, Ann)
    Free white persons Females 26-44 - 1 (Rachel, wife)
    Slaves - Males - Under 14: 1
    Free White Persons - Under 16: 7
    Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 9
    Total Slaves: 1
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 10

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    War of 1812 Service Records:
    Name: Joseph Vardaman
    Company:2 REG'T (JENKINS') GEORGIA VOLS. AND MIL.
    Rank - Induction: ENSIGN
    Rank - Discharge: ENSIGN
    Roll Box: 215
    Roll Exct: 602
    Census Record 1830 Meriwether, Georgia
    Census Record 1830 Meriwether, Georgia
    Head of Household - Joseph Vardeman
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2 (Peter & Albert)
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 3 (Benjamin, Simeon, & ?)
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1 (Thomas)
    Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 (Edwin J)
    Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 (Joseph, husband)
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 (Nancy)
    Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 2 (Ann, Delinda)
    Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 (Rachel, wife)
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 9
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
    Total Free White Persons: 12
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 12
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    Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832 about Greer's:
    Name: Joseph Vardaman
    Number: 150
    District: 20th DISTRICT, SECOND SECTION, CHEROKEE
    Residence: Greer's
    County: Merriwether
    Comment: soldier.; granted previous to the first day of January, 1838
    Census Record 1840 Moores District, Harris, Georgia
    Census Record 1840 Moores District, Harris, Georgia
    Head of Household - Joseph Vardeman
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2 (Peter & Albert)
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2 (Benjamin & Simeon)
    Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 (Joseph, husband)
    Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1 (Rachel, wife)
    Persons Employed in Agriculture: 4
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
    Total Free White Persons: 6
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6
    Census Record 1850 Goodmans, Harris, Georgia, Fax Receiver
    Census Record 1850 Goodmans, Harris, Georgia, Fax Receiver
    Head of Household - Joseph Vardeman, 67 years
    Wife - Rachel Vardeman, 64 years

  • Notes 
    • (Research):11 Apr 2012:
      War of 1812 Service Record Abstract on ancestry.com
      Joseph Vardaman
      Company: 2 REG'T (JENKINS') GEORGIA VOLS. AND MIL.
      Rank - Induction: ENSIGN

      Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832
      Name: Joseph Vardaman
      Number: 150
      District: 20th DISTRICT, SECOND SECTION, CHEROKEE
      Residence: Greer's
      County: Merriwether
      Comment: soldier.; granted previous to the first day of January, 1838

      02 July 2012: Jack Vardaman's research on "Vardamans who served in the confederate army from Alabama"
      "William and Thomas eventually settled in Alabama with all of their families including those of their grown sons. Joseph stayed in Georgia and one of his sons and several of his grandsons served with the Confederacy in Georgia units."


      26 May 2013: DNA results from ancestry.com for Becky Jones Kasbaum shows she is related to the descendant of Joseph Jerome Vardeman - Delinda - Margaret - Oceola - A.L.Y

      24 Oct 2015 - Research paper sent from Jack Vardaman
      "We also knew that Joseph Vardaman and his sons were noted wheel-wrights and wain-wrights (wagon makers) "

      "On the 1820 Morgan County, GA, Federal Census , the Joseph Vardeman (sic) family contains two white males under the age of 10 and one white male age 10 thru 15, as well as one white male age 28 thru 45. The elder male is, of course, the father and head of household, Joseph, who is reported to have been born ca 1781 and would be about 39 years old at the time of this census.
      The two males under age 10 would be his sons Benjamin Boone who, born ca 1820, has not quite yet reached the age of 1 at the time of the 1820 census, and Thomas Butts who, born in January 1816, is only age 4. The male age 10 thru 15 is Joseph's eldest son, Edwin J., who, born in January 1807, is age 13."

      24 Oct 2015 - Report emailed by Jack Vardaman
      "On the 1830 Meriwether County, GA, Federal Census, the Joseph Vardaman family contains two males under age 5, three males age 5 thru 9, one male age 10 thru 14, one male age 20 thru 29, and one male age 40 thru 49. The elder male is, again, Joseph who would now be about 49 years old.

      The two males under age 5 are sons Albert G. who, born in 1827, is age 3 and an "unknown". The three males age 5 thru 9, are sons Simeon who, born in 1823, is age 7, Benjamin Boone who, born in 1820, is apparently age 9 not yet having reached age 10, and another "unknown". The male age 10 thru 14 is son Thomas Butts who, born in 1816, is age 14 while the male age 20 thru 29 is son Edwin J. who, born in 1807, is age 22. One of these two "unknown" males has now been determined to be son Peter, who born ca 1824-25 would be about age 5 or 6, The other unknown male on this census is thought to be another possible son who will die as an infant or small child and never appear again although this is not confirmed."

      "On the 1840 Harris County, GA, Federal Census the Joseph Vardeman family contains two males age 10 thru 14, two males age 15 thru 19 and one male age 50 thru 59. This last male is Joseph, who is now age 59.

      The two males age 10 thru 14 would be son Albert G. who is now age 13 and a previously "unknown" son who would be one of the two "unknowns" on the 1830 census and who, despite the slight discrepancy in age, we can now identify as Peter. The two males age 15 but under 20 are sons Simeon who is now age 17 and Benjamin Boone who is now age 19 having not quite yet reached the age of 20. Son Thomas Butts, now age 24, has married Adeline Emily Evans, 4 August 1835 in Harris County, GA, and son Edwin J., now age 30, has married Elizabeth "Betsy" Ann Phillips, 26 March 1833 in Meriwether County, GA, and neither of these two sons is now included in their father's household. Edwin J. Vardeman is enumerated as head of his own household in Meriwether County, GA; however, I have been unable to locate the Thomas Butts Vardaman/Vardeman family on the1840 Federal census in Alabama, Georgia or anywhere else even though his family now includes a daughter (Parthenia) born in 1838."

      "The two marriages in 1833 (daughter Delinda to WilliamWard and son Edwin J. to Elizabeth Phillips) and another in 1835 (son Thomas Butts to Adeline Emily Evans), all in Meriwether County, when viewed in contrast with the marriage of daughter Ann in 1839 and daughter Nancy in January 1840, both in Harris County, tends to point to the relocation of the Joseph Vardeman family from Meriwether County, GA. to Harris County, GA, some time after 1835 and before 1839. This would be about the same time (1834 - 1836) that records indicate that Joseph's brothers, William and Thomas Vardaman, both relocated from Meriwether County, GA, to Alabama."

      "1850 Harris County, Georgia, Federal Census Record

      On the 1850 Harris County, GA, Federal Census, dated 16 April 1850, the Joseph Vardeman family contains only two individuals, the head of household, Joseph, age 67, who, based on his reported birth in 1781, should correctly be age 68 or 69, and his wife Rachel, age 64, which is correct based on her reported birth in October 1786.

      Son Benjamin Boone, who was still at home with his parents on the 1840 census, has married Mary Ann Huey, 14 December 1840, in Harris County, GA, and is enumerated as head of his own household in Harris County, GA, on the 1850 census.. Sons Albert G., now age 23, Peter, age 26 and Simeon, now age 27, the only other children still at home with their parents on the 1830 census, are enumerated in the household of Augustus Cargile in Butts County, GA , as follows:

      1850 Butts County, Georgia, Federal Census Record

      On the 1850 Butts County, GA, Federal Census, dated 17 August 1850, Augustus Cargile is enumerated in District 8, with a household containing the following individuals:

      Augustus Cargile, farmer, age 30, born in GA
      Albert Vardaman, millwright, age 23, born in GA
      Simeon Vardaman, millwright, age 27, born in GA
      Peter Vardaman. millwright. age 26. born in GA
      Zack Beachan, millwright, age 23, born in GA
      Hugh Casstile, Stone Mason, age 23, born in Scotland
      William Douglass, Farmer, age 22, born in GA
      A C B Hall, Czrpenter, age 26, born in N. C."




  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Jack Vardaman Family Tree.FTW.


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