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Varnell, John M.
a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. No record of his birth or early life is preserved. He was converted in 1847, received into the Holston (East Tenn.) Conference in 1849, and labored with zeal and fidelity until his death, in 1857. Mr. Varnell was a devout, energetic young man. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, M.E. Church, South, 1857, p. 753.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Varnell, John M.'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/v/varnell-john-m.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.