He was the son of John Varney and Thankful (Goodspeed) Varney (1746–1820). He married Mehitable Ward (1783–1870). He removed to Russia NY in 1809. He was a Justice of the Peace from 1812 to 1837. He was Clerk of the Town of Russia from 1817 to 1820, in 1822, 1824 and 1828; and Supervisor from 1829 to 1834.
He was buried at the Gravesville Cemetery in Russia NY.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 133ff, 147, 203 and 313; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- Varney genealogy from Russia Union Church, 110th Anniversary, 1820-1930, transcribed at NY Gen Web
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