For those still stumbling over the origin of the name, Vardry McBee, this may be of help.
I have just returned from LaCygne, Kansas in search of Rev. Vardry Burgess, 1817-1878, and found him there with the wonderful help of genealogist, Johnnye Ann Lane. She is working hard to keep the LaCygne Historical Society vibrant. She has given me a copy of The Annals of Lincoln County North Carolina....1749-1937 which she found online. In this document, we find the first Vardry McBee, son of Susannah Vardry and William McBee. His middle initial is A, and later we have "Amon" in the family names.
This Vardry was a very successful businessman, and one the family must have idolized as we continue to see his name through many generations. His lengthy biography is included on pages 175-177.
The Linn County Historical Society in Pleasanton, Kansas, found the obituary for my Vardry, which gave us the proof we needed that he had actually been buried in LaCygne. We are so grateful for those tireless researchers who help us all as we trace our family trees.