Wm.Grafton Varnes settled in N.Dak. 1890s or early 1900s, apparently in Ward Co. in or near DesLacs. Buried w/2nd wife & children in DesLacs Cemetary. Believe Mary Emma Barnard was his first wife. His younger bro. John Peter Sheets (my grandfather) homesteaded a farmS. of DesLacs in 1902 & moved his family there from Lewistown,IL in 1903 or 1904. My dad, Henry Clay Varnes, was the first child of John and his wife Anna Adella Byers, and was born near Lewistown 1898, but raised in N.Dak. John & Anna had 9 or 10 children - 3 boys and 6 or 7 girls. One boy, Chester A. Varnes (Campbell,CA) survives, and one girl, June Varnes Bowersox (Salem, OR) survives. One daughter, Ruth Varnes DeBilt, stayed in North Dakota and has many descendants. 'Hope all of this helps! John D. Varnes.