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  • ID: I100538
  • Name: Elena C "Lena" TORREY 1 2 3 4
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: APR 1866 in Hong Kong, China 2 4
  • Death: in 4
  • Religion: First Presb Ch, Bartow, Polk Co, Florida, USA 2 4
  • Census: 1900 Polk Co, Florida, USA 2 4
  • Residence: 1900 Bartow, Polk Co, Florida, USA 2 4
  • Event: Land, Property 1900 Bartow, Polk Co, Florida, USA 2 4
  • Change Date: 30 JAN 2004 4
  • Note:
    [descendents of jacob varn.ged]

    1) Member of First Presbyterian Church in Bartow, FL.

    2) "Elena Torrey was a member of our Church and appears with her mother Charlotte on our Church Rolls."

    3) "First Presbyterian Church -Bartow, Florida. Church Register Book 1 1885
    entry of June 5, 1887- Mrs. Charlotte A. TORREY was received by Letter from the Episcopal Church of St. Paul's Cathedral, Hong Kong, China and Miss Elena C. Torrey from the First Presbyterian Church, Bankok, Siam."

    4) "An early church record written in 1932 relates this: 'How well we remember, dear Mrs. Torrey the wife of a deceased United States Ambassador to Siam. Her daughter now Mrs. Jefferson Varn, and her two daughters Charlotte and Eleanor are still active and influential members of this Church.
    Steve, I remember Miss Charlotte Varn daughter of Elena. I was on the Bartow Bicentennial Committee as an assistant chairman for the parade committee back in 1976. Miss Varn was on another committee. She was quite old and passed away in May 1976. She never lived to see the activities she helped plan for our town's celebration of the nation's 200th birthday.' "
    "You can find the Varn family on the 1900 US Census in Polk County. They are on Page 41A and are at the bottom of the page. US Census 1900 Florida Polk County page 41a August 3, 1900 Bartow Precinct 3

    pob fpob mpob
    11-12 VARN, Jefferson/ head/w-m / born July 1861/ married 6yrs/ FL/ SC /MISS
    Lena /wife /w-f/ born April 1866/md-6yrs/children-4/children living 2/China/Mass/Eng
    Charlotte A. /dau/w-f/April 1896/ /FL/FL/China
    Elenor /dau/w-f/July 1899/ /FL/FL/China
    "The 1900 census also reflected that they owned there home and Jefferson was a Lawyer. Bartow is the County seat and no doubt had some bearing on his residing here."




    Marriage 1 Jefferson VARN b: 7 JUL 1861 in Florida, USA
    • Married: ABT 1894 2 4
    • Married: ABT 1894 2 4
    • Change Date: 18 JAN 2004 4
    • Note:
      [descendents of jacob varn.ged]

      "Based on the Census Elena Torrey was married to Jefferson Varn around 1894."
    Children
    1. Has No Children Jefferson VARN b: ABT 1894
    2. Has No Children Charlotte VARN b: 6 APR 1896 in Polk Co, Florida, USA
    3. Has No Children Torrey VARN b: ABT 1897
    4. Has No Children Eleanor May VARN b: JUL 1899 in Polk Co, Florida, USA

    Sources:
    1. Title: Tigges & Lightsey Families by Donald E Tigges
      Publication: Rootsweb, tigges@greencis.net, url: http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=tigges&recno=0

      also at: Ancestry World Tree (ancestry.com) #511621
      Note: ABBR Tigges & Lightsey Families by Donald E Tigges
    2. Title: Varn, Jefferson/Elena Torrey Family by Lloyd Harris
      Publication: From: MontyMoe@aol.com [mailto:MontyMoe@aol.com]
      Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 1:49 AM
      To: mearsgenealogy@zianet.com
      Subject: Elena Torrey/Jefferson Varn
      Note: ABBR Varn, Jefferson/Elena Torrey Family by Lloyd Harris
    3. Title: Pricher, Otis M Anc & Cousins by Jerry Pricher
      Publication: http://199.164.105.18/jpricher/Genealogy/Paternal_Cards/INDEX.HTM
      Note: ABBR Pricher, Otis M Anc & Cousins by Jerry Pricher
    4. Title: descendents of jacob varn.ged
      Repository:
      Media: Other
      Text: Date of Import: 5 Mar 2005
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