Walter Lee Sowell1,2,3

M, #23991, b. June 1873, d. 1917
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Asa Sowell1 b. 16 Aug 1841, d. 8 Apr 1891
MotherAraminta Adaline Sowell1 b. Jan 1846, d. 30 Dec 1902

Family

Daisy Alice Layfield b. Jan 1874, d. 1907
Children
Last Edited23 Sep 2019
     Walter Lee Sowell was born in June 1873, son of James Asa Sowell and Araminta Adaline Sowell, in Guadalupe County, Texas.1,4,3

     Walter Lee Sowell and Daisy Alice Layfield obtained a marriage license on 30 January 1891 in Guadalupe County, Texas.2

     Walter Lee Sowell died in 1917 in Lometa, Lampasas County, Texas,3 and was buried in Taylor City Cemetery, Taylor, Williamson County, Texas.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18807 years of age72nd District, Guadalupe County, Texas1
190027 years of age and married for nine yearsJustice Precinct 7, Guadalupe County, Texas4
Farm Laborer4
1910unable to locate him as of 27 Nov 2016

Citations

  1. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFNF-ZN2 ), entry for James Sowell, 1880, Precinct 1, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 72, sheet 231A, household 204887, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1308; FHL microfilm 1,255,308, accessed 25 Nov 2016.
  2. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-LFCW, entry for Walter L Sowell and Daisie A Larfield, 30 Jan 1891, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,073, accessed 26 Nov 2016).
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 10 Dec 2018, memorial page for Walter Lee Sowell (1873-1917) at memorial page... Maintained by Bobby Sowell; citing Taylor City Cemetery, Taylor, Williamson County, Texas.
  4. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3GN-LHG ): accessed 27 Nov 2016), Walter Sowell, 1900, Justice Precinct 7, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 71, sheet 10A, family 178, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,641.

William Newton Sowell1

M, #23369, b. circa 1849, d. 13 December 1931
FatherJohn Newton Sowell2 b. 1819, d. 31 Sep 1856
MotherElizabeth Nichols2 b. c 1824, d. 1855

Family 1

Ellen J. Thomas b. 15 Sep 1853, d. 12 Oct 1916

Family 2

Mary Caroline Keese b. 7 Aug 1850, d. 12 Jun 1929
Last Edited15 Dec 2018
     William Newton Sowell was born circa 1849, son of John Newton Sowell and Elizabeth Nichols, in Texas.3

     William Newton Sowell married Ellen J. Thomas, 16, on 19 January 1870 in Guadalupe County, Texas.4

     William Newton Sowell married Mary Caroline Keese in 1879.1

     William Newton Sowell died on 13 December 1931 in Texas Confederate Home , 1600 West Sixth Street, Austin, Travis County, Texas,5 and was buried in Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1860as William N. and 11 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas3

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 15 Dec 2018, memorial page for William Newton Sowell (1844-1931) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Paul V. Isbell, maintained by Paul V. Isbell; citing Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for John Newton Sowell (1819-1858) at memorial page....
  3. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFL-WY6 ), entry for And J Towell (indexer was an idiot, name is Sowell), 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 577, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016.
  4. [S2586] "Texas Marriages, 1837-1973," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8Y-QBLT, entry for William N Sowell and Ellen I Thomas, 19 Jan 1870; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 1,035,072, accessed 26 Nov 2016).
  5. [S2608] "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K33D-CWW : accessed 26 Nov 2016), William N Sowell, 13 Dec 1931; citing certificate number 58581, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,135,735.

Sarah Fenton Soyars1,2,3

F, #26755, b. 14 April 1887, d. 26 June 1929

Family

Walter Chaplin Turner b. 3 Oct 1890, d. 17 Mar 1965
Last Edited10 Jul 2021
     Sarah Fenton Soyars was born on 14 April 1887 in Surry County, Virginia. She was the daughter of James R. Soyars and Laura France.4
     She also is reported to have been born circa 1889 in Virginia.1
     She was also known as Fenton.
     Her surname also is spelled as Sayers.

     Fenton married Walter Chaplin Turner, son of Samuel Steptoe Turner and Nannie Strong Chaplin. I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 10 Jul 2021.1

     Sarah Fenton Soyars died in a car wreck on 26 June 1929 at age 42 in Surry County, North Carolina,5,6 and was buried in Dobson Town Cemetery, Dobson, Surry County, North Carolina.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1910as Finton, 22 years of age and living in her father's householdDan River District, Patrick County, Virginia2
Teacher2
1920as Finton and 31 years of ageLaurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 9 Jul 2021, entry for Walter C Turner, 1920, Laurel Fork, Carroll, Virginia; citing roll T725_1883, page 13B, family 252, image 26 of 37; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.
  2. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Jul 2021, entry for Finton Soyars in the household of James R Soyars, 1910, Dan River, Patrick, Virginia; citing roll T624_1640, page 17B, family 330, FHL microfilm 1,375,653, imiage 34 of 44; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  3. [S6048] "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Jul 2021, entry for Sarah Fenton Soyars on the death certificate of son James Samuel Turner, 4 Aug 1978, Falls Church, Fairfax County, Cert. 78 025059, image 61 of 502.
  4. [S6049] "North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Jul 2021, entry for Fenton Turner, 26 Jun 1929, Dobson, Surry County, Stamped 492, image 42 of 49.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 9 Jul 2021, memorial page for Fenton Sayers Turner (1887-1929) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by William Johnson, maintained by Rich K; citing Dobson Town Cemetery, Dobson, Surry County, North Carolina.
  6. [S6049] "NC Death Cert., 1909-1976," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Fenton Turner, 26 Jun 1929, Dobson, Surry County, Stamped 492, image 42 of 49. Her father was the informant.

Nancy Ann Sparkman1

F, #19359, b. 1826, d. after 28 August 1850

Family

Floyd Jackson Gilbert b. 1817, d. 1861
Child
Last Edited6 Jan 2020
     Nancy Ann Sparkman was born in 1826 in Florida.2,3

     Nancy Ann Sparkman married Floyd Jackson Gilbert on 4 December 1839 in Leon County, Florida. He was about 22 years of age whereas Nancy was, if her year of birth is correct, was 13.

     According to the marriage announcement, they were married on Wednesday evening (the 4th) by S. S. Sibley, Esq.1,4

     Nancy Ann Gilbert died after 28 August 1850 in Dooly County, Georgia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 24 Dec 2018.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185027 years of age24th District, Dooly County, Georgia5

Citations

  1. [S3792] "Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:23C4-ZHK, entry for Jackson Gilbert and Nancy Ann Sparkman, 04 Dec 1839; citing Leon, Florida, United States, p. county courthouses, Florida; FHL microfilm 982,707, accessed 13 May 2014).
  2. [S3793] Richards, Janna, "Email from Janna Richards," e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, dated 13 May 2014, entitled "Re: Family finder match," along with an invitation to view her family tree on ancestry.
  3. [S2608] "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD1C-VNL : accessed 19 Dec 2012), Nancy Elizebette Swinburn, 05 Dec 1927; citing Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, reference CN 42705, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,114,436 Her daughter's death certificate only says her mother was born in Florida.
  4. [S3813] "Leon County GenWeb: Newspaper Clippings Announcing Marriages", contributed by Barbara Boynton, online at http://www.fl-genweb.org/leon/Newsclippings-Marriages.html , uploaded 27 May 2014, website address verified 13 Jul 2019, citing The Floridian, a Tallahassee, Florida newspaper issue of 7 Dec 1839.
  5. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Dooly County, Georgia, population schedule, dwelling 185, family 185, Jackson Gilbert household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M432, Roll 68, page 240B. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

Thomas Speke1,2

M, #15676, b. 1623, d. December 1659

Family

Frances Gerard b. 1637, d. 1696
Last Edited1 Sep 2020
     Thomas Speke was born in 1623 in Somerset, England.3

     Thomas Speke married Frances Gerard circa 1646 in Maryland Colony.1,4

     In 1653, when Westmoreland County separated from Northumberland County, Speke was one of the founders of the new county, and as a Colonel of the Militia was the highest ranking Commissioner. He continued as Commissioner until his death in 1659.3

     Thomas Speke died in December 1659 in Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony,3 and was buried in Nomini Plantation Cemetery, Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony.3

     In 1683, he was High Sheriff of Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony.3

Citations

  1. [S3026] Headley Jr., Robert K., compiler. Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia 1649-1800 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 2003), page 365.
  2. [S3540] "The Large Version of the Chew Family Tree", contributed by Tim, email at e-mail address, cannot be reached directly from a link, updated 1 Apr 2016, Tree ID = 233243, site verified as active 20 Jun 2019. Citing Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, David Faris, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Maryland, 1996. I cannot provide a direct link to individuals thanks to a stupid decision by Rootsweb in 2020. You have to go to https://wc.rootsweb.com, input the Tree ID, then search the database's index for individuals which is ridiculous.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Jan 2019, memorial page for Thomas Speck (1623-1659) at memorial page... Maintained by Karen Mickel Bennett; citing Nomini Plantation Cemetery, Westmoreland County, Virginia.
  4. [S3540] "Chew Family Tree", cannot be reached directly from a link, contributed by Tim, Tree ID = 233243, verified site active 20 Jun 2019. Citing Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, David Faris, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Maryland, 1996 which provides the marriage year.

Mary Spencer1

F, #6941, b. 22 March 1820, d. 24 September 1882
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Robert C. Johnson b. 22 Feb 1819, d. 8 Oct 1891
Children
Last Edited23 Dec 2020
     Mary Spencer was born on 22 March 1820 in Virginia.2
     She also is reported to have been born on 10 March 1822.3

     Mary Spencer and Robert C. Johnson obtained a marriage license on 23 January 1840 in Wilson County, Tennessee.4

     Mary Spencer, 19, married Robert C. Johnson, 20, son of Terisha Johnson and Susannah Turner, on 25 January 1840 in Wilson County, Tennessee, with ? Williams, Minister of the Gospel, officiating.1,5

     Mary Johnson died on 24 September 1882 at age 623 and was buried in Johnson Cemetery, Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee.
     "According to a living Johnson. Robert & his wife Mary are buried in this small cemetery. Unfortunately someone mowed over their graves and the exact location was lost."3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185025 years of ageDistrict 15, Wilson County, Tennessee6
186033 years of ageDistrict 15, Wilson County, Tennessee7

Citations

  1. [S2031] "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VN42-DNM, entry for Robert Johnson and Mary Spencer, 25 Jan 1840; from "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing p. 43, Wilson, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, accessed 13 Aug 2016).
  2. [S49] Johnson, Tony L., e-mail message from (<e-mail address>) to Toby Turner, dated 2 Jan 2002, with genealogy report attachment entitled "Johnson/Turner Descendants."
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 23 Dec 2020, memorial page for Mary Spencer Johnson (1822-1882) at memorial page... Maintained by mickeyrae; citing Johnson Cemetery, Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee.
  4. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 23 Dec 2020, entry for Robert Johnson and Mary Spender, 23 Jan 1840, Wilson County Marriage Licenses & Bonds Ar-Le, 1838-1840, No. 19, images 1257-1258 of 1309; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  5. [S5974] "TN Marriage Recds., 1780-2002," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, entry for Robert Johnson and Mary Spender, 25 Jan 1840, Wilson County Marriages, Jan 1838-Dec 1884, |image 52 of 846.
  6. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 23 Dec 2020, entry for Robert Johnson, 1850, Wilson, Tennessee; citing roll 901, page 545b, family 1585, image 15 of 23; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  7. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 23 Dec 2020), Robert Johnson, 1860, Wilson, Tennessee; citing page 379, family 1672, FHL Microfilm 805,280.
  8. [S6017] "Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1965," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 23 Dec 2020, entry for Robert C. Johnson and Marry Spencer on the death certificate of James Robert Johnson, 1925, Stamped 376, File No. 2325, image 2158 of 3521; citing original data from the Tennessee Bureau of Vital Statistics.
  9. [S6009] "Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 23 Dec 2020, entry for Robert C. Johnson and Mary Spencer on the death certificate of Mary Elizabeth Stroud, Wise County, Stamped 36032, image 2 of 27; citing original data from the Texas State Board of Health.

Samuel Spencer Sr.1

M, #12645

Family

Child
Last Edited17 Jan 2021
     In September 1748, Jno. Peartree converyed to Sam. Spencer for £35 400 acres on Tye River adjoining Jno. Machony at Albemarle County, Virginia Colony. This land fell in Nelson County after 1808.2

     On 14 May 1750, Sam Spencer conveyed to Stephen Turner for £10 248 acres patented 30 Mar 1743 on the north side of the Fluvanna (river) adjoining Capt. Howard with witnesses: Jno. Petere, Edwd. Thomas; Rich. Peter at Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.3

     On 20 April 1765, Samuel Spencer Senr of the County of Buckington for love and good will to his daughter Mary Patteson and his son in law Charles Patteson conveyed to the said Charles Patteson one parcel of land scituate lying and being on the south side Berry's Mountain in the County of Amherst and on the south side Ruckers Run and joining the same containing 500 acres, it being part of a tract of 2,000 acres granted to the said Samuel Spencer Senr by Patent bearing date of 10 Sep 1755 in Amherst County, Virginia Colony. Witnesses were Sm. Spencer, Francis Westbrook Spencer and Samuel Spencer Junr.4

     On 20 April 1765, Samuel Spencer Senr of Buckingham County conveyed to Samuel Spencer Junr of Amherst County for love and good will a tract of land containing 500 acres scituate on south side Berrys Mountain and joining the same being part of a tract of land of 2,000 acres granted to Samuel Spencer Senr by Patent bearing the date 10 Sep 1755 at Amherst County, Virginia Colony.5

     On 6 May 1765, Samuel Spencer, Sr., Parish of Tillotson, Buckingham County, conveyed 400 acres for £10, part of a tract of land granted to Samuel Spencer by patent at Williamsburg dated 12 Jan 1746, to Stephen Turner, bounded by Wm. Mays (or Mayo) in Amherst County, Virginia Colony. Witnesses were Samuel Spencer Jr., Francis Spencer, and Charles Patteson.1,6,7

Citations

  1. [S2287] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book B (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1961), page 1; citing page 4.
  2. [S807] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton, abstractos. Albemarle Deed Book I: which begins in 1748 (Amherst: B.F. Davis, 1970), page 2 D, #38.
  3. [S807] Davis. Albemarle Co VA Deed Book I, page 16 D, #315.
  4. [S6300] "Amherst County, Virginia Deed Book B, 1765-1769," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 28 Oct 2020), entry for Samuel Spencer Senr to Charles Patteson, pages 2-3, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-495J-5?i=191&cat=282807.
  5. [S6300] "Amherst Co., VA Deed Bk B, 1765-1769," FamilySearch, Samuel Spencer Senr to Samuel Spencer Junr, pages 1, accessed 28 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-495R-2?i=190&cat=282807.
  6. [S6300] "Amherst Co., VA Deed Bk B, 1765-1769," FamilySearch, Samuel Spencer Senr to Stephen Turner, pages 4, accessed 28 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-495K-G?i=192&cat=282807.
  7. [S6300] "Amherst Co., VA Deed Bk B, 1765-1769," FamilySearch, Samuel Spencer Senr to Charles Patteson, pages 2-3, accessed 28 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-495J-5?i=191&cat=282807. This proves that Mary was Samuel Spencer's daughter because Charles Patteson is described as Samuel's son-in-law in the deed.

Sarah Spencer1,2

F, #2770, d. before 30 November 1827
FatherSamuel Spencer Sr.3

Family

Stephen Turner b. c 1710, d. b 12 Jun 1801
Children
Last Edited27 Aug 2021
     Sarah Spencer married Stephen Turner, son of (--?--) Turner, in 1757. It makes sense that Samuel Spencer was the father of Stephen Turner's wife, Sarah, based on several deeds of land given to Stephen by the elder Spencer.

     In a series of transactions, Samuel Spencer Sr. gave land to his son, Samuel Jr; a daughter, Mary Patteson, wife of Charles Patteson; and, then a month later, to Stephen Turner although no mention of Sarah is made.4,5

     On 29 April 1799, she was named in her husband's will of this date.6

     Sarah Turner was living with John Stevens and Sally (her daughter) in Nelson County, Virginia when she made her will at Nelson County, Virginia.7

     Sarah Spencer left a will dated on 23 February 1825 in Nelson County, Virginia. In her will, Sarah Stevens states that she has resided with her son-in-law, John Stevens, of Nelson County. She bequeaths "to my grandson John Stevens Jr., son of my daughter Sally Stevens wife of John Steven (sic) one Negro woman Patty which I purchased with my own money since the death of my husband which I hold independent of my dower Negroes. Also to my grandson all money which may be owned me at death or in hand." She leaves all profits to her daughter, Sally. She appointed her grandson as executor. She signed her will: Sarah (her mark) Turner. Witnesses were Thomas Jopling and Jefferson L. Wells.7

     Sarah Turner died before 30 November 1827 in Nelson County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 28 Jan 2019.7

     Her estate was probated on 30 November 1827 in Nelson County, Virginia.7

Citations

  1. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), pages 21, 22 . This book is not as well documented as one would like, however, it displays more research effort than one usually finds in books of this period on family genealogy.
  2. [S1827] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee, compiler. Amherst County, Virginia Heritage (United States: Walsworth Publishing Co., c1997), page 238; provides her surname.
  3. [S2287] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book B (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1961), page 1; citing page 4.
  4. [S1827] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee. Amherst Co., VA Heritage, page 238; gives her surname as Spencer and the date.
  5. [S2287] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Deed Book B, page 1; citing pages 1- 4.
  6. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Stephen Turner entry, Will Book 4, pages 8-10. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCCK?i=356&cat=279608
  7. [S1354] Nelson County, Virginia Will Books, vols. C-D, 1822-1836, FHL Film 0,032,716, microfilm of original records at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston, Virginia, Sarah Turner will entry, Will Book C, page 393.
  8. [S1827] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee. Amherst Co., VA Heritage, page 238.

Sarah Farrar Spencer1

F, #2783, b. between 1766 and 1774
FatherWilliam Spencer d. b 22 Feb 1812

Family

Samuel Turner b. b 1756, d. b 17 Aug 1829
Children
Last Edited26 Jun 2021
     Sarah Farrar Spencer was born between 1766 and 1774, daughter of William Spencer. This is only a probable date.

     Sarah and Samuel Turner obtained a marriage bond on 3 August 1789 in Amherst County, Virginia, with William Spencer as security and Wm. Loving Jr., as witness.2

     On 22 February 1812, the heirs of William Spencer, who died intestate, agreed to divide his property.3

     Heirs of William Spencer: Saml. Spencer; Thos. Spencer; Saml. Turner and wife, Sally formerly Spencer; Jno; Jas; Norville Spencer; Jno. Loving and wife, Elizabeth, formerly Spencer heirs of Wm. Spencer who died intestate and owned considerable land agreed to divide. Lots to Sam. Spencer-- mandsion house and one-half of adj. tract Thos. Spencer - - Buck. tract on Jas. and one short distance from river - - west side b fr (?) Littleberry Hughes, Buck. Saml. Turner for wife -- one half of Jas. river tract; dwelling house; lower part b by Wm. Spencer from Mos. Mayo, agt. for Ro. Mayo, in AC. No. Spencer - lower end of mansion house tract and includes his building. Jas. Spencer-- North Carolina tract in Granville County on Tare river-- to him by Wm. in lifetime by deed. Norville Spencer--three tracts in AC part of former tract of late Col. Hugh Rose -- two to him by Wm. and other on East side of Rose's Mountain.- where NS has house-by by Wm. fr Saml. Irvine. Jno. Loving-- one-half tract on James; upper part- West side b fr Jos. Mayo, agt. of Ro. Mayo. Witnesses: Chas. L. Christian; Stephen Watts; Jos. Loving; Jno. Dillard.4

Citations

  1. [S1827] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee, compiler. Amherst County, Virginia Heritage (United States: Walsworth Publishing Co., c1997), page 238 provides middle name.
  2. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 12 Oct 2020), entry for Samuel Turner and Sarah Spencer, 1789, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-NCT9 .
  3. [S1355] Nelson County, Virginia Will Books, vol. A-B, 1808-1822, FHL Film 0,032,715 #3, microfilm of original records at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston, Virginia, William Spencer entry, Deed Book 1, page 485.
  4. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 34; citing Deed Book 1, page 485.
  5. [S6292] "Amherst County, Virginia Death Register, 1853-1896," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( Provo, Utah: accessed 10 Oct 2020), entry for Stephen Turner, 1870, at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=393422&lifeEvent=102899&rmsId=TH-267-11122-64214-91&imageIndex=71&singleView=true.
  6. [S6292] "Amherst Co., VA Death Reg., 1853-1896," FamilySearch, Nancy F. Dillard, https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=393422&lifeEvent=102899&rmsId=TH-267-11122-64214-91&imageIndex=114&singleView=true, accessed 10 Oct 2020 at unknown cd3.

Sarah J. Spencer1

F, #24637, b. 4 February 1850, d. 3 April 1895
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

James Martin London b. 20 May 1843, d. 11 May 1903
Children
Last Edited22 May 2021
     Sarah J. Spencer was born on 4 February 1850 in Georgia. She was the daughter of Tisdale Spencer (1827-1902) and Elizabeth Griffith Spencer (1828-1903.)2      Sarah J. Spencer was born circa 1847 in Georgia.3

     Sarah, 18, married James Martin London, 24, son of David E. London and Nancy Ann Stephens, on 19 February 1868 in Collin County, Texas.3,1

     Sarah J. London died on 3 April 1895 at age 45 in Texas,2 and was buried in Ridgeview West Memorial Park, Frisco, Collin County, Texas.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
187023 years of ageJustice Precinct 1, Collin County, Texas3
1880as Susan, age 30, born in TexasJustice Precinct 6, Denton County, Texas4

Citations

  1. [S2586] "Texas Marriages, 1837-1973," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8Y-7DJM, entry for James M London and Sarah J Spencer, 19 Feb 1868; citing Collin, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 1,289,595, accessed 27 Mar 2017).
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 21 May 2021, memorial page for Sarah J. Spencer London (1850-1895) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by P J New, maintained by wendy; citing Ridgeview West Memorial Park, Frisco, Collin County, Texas.
  3. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXGP-YZW ), entry for James London, 1870, Precinct 1, Collin, Texas, United States; citing p. 36, family 249, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,078, accessed 29 Dec 2016.
  4. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 17 of 50 ), entry for James London, 1880, Denton, Texas; citing roll 1300, page 178D, family 163, accessed 21 May 2021.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for James Martin "Jim" London Sr. (1883-1952) at memorial page....

William Spencer

M, #9008, d. before 22 February 1812

Family 1

Sarah Farrar

Family 2

Child
Last Edited17 Jan 2021
     William Spencer married Sarah Farrar, daughter of John Farrar. I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 3 Dec 2020.1

     On 3 August 1789, William Spencer, father of the bride, was security for the marriage bond of Sarah Farrar Spencer and Samuel Turner at Amherst County, Virginia.2

     William Spencer died before 22 February 1812.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 5 Mar 2019.

     On 22 February 1812, the heirs of William Spencer, who died intestate, agreed to divide his property.3

     Heirs of William Spencer: Saml. Spencer; Thos. Spencer; Saml. Turner and wife, Sally formerly Spencer; Jno; Jas; Norville Spencer; Jno. Loving and wife, Elizabeth, formerly Spencer heirs of Wm. Spencer who died intestate and owned considerable land agreed to divide. Lots to Sam. Spencer-- mandsion house and one-half of adj. tract Thos. Spencer - - Buck. tract on Jas. and one short distance from river - - west side b fr (?) Littleberry Hughes, Buck. Saml. Turner for wife -- one half of Jas. river tract; dwelling house; lower part b by Wm. Spencer from Mos. Mayo, agt. for Ro. Mayo, in AC. No. Spencer - lower end of mansion house tract and includes his building. Jas. Spencer-- North Carolina tract in Granville County on Tare river-- to him by Wm. in lifetime by deed. Norville Spencer--three tracts in AC part of former tract of late Col. Hugh Rose -- two to him by Wm. and other on East side of Rose's Mountain.- where NS has house-by by Wm. fr Saml. Irvine. Jno. Loving-- one-half tract on James; upper part- West side b fr Jos. Mayo, agt. of Ro. Mayo. Witnesses: Chas. L. Christian; Stephen Watts; Jos. Loving; Jno. Dillard.4

Citations

  1. [S2812] Dorman, John Frederick. Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5, One: A - F (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004), page 947.
  2. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 12 Oct 2020), entry for Samuel Turner and Sarah Spencer, 1789, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-NCT9 .
  3. [S1355] Nelson County, Virginia Will Books, vol. A-B, 1808-1822, FHL Film 0,032,715 #3, microfilm of original records at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston, Virginia, William Spencer entry, Deed Book 1, page 485.
  4. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 34; citing Deed Book 1, page 485.

Mary Evelyn Stacy1

F, #26120, b. 22 October 1925, d. 31 August 2016

Family

Thomas E. Turner b. 12 Mar 1913, d. 14 Oct 1967
Last Edited5 Jul 2021
     Mary Evelyn Stacy was born on 22 October 1925 in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee.2

     Mary, 26, married Thomas E. Turner, 39, son of George Washington Turner and Addie Belle Carnell, on 7 June 1952 in Humphreys County, Tennessee.3

     Mary Evelyn Turner died on 31 August 2016 at age 90 in Mount Juliet, Wilson County, Tennessee,2 and was buried in H. B. Parker Cemetery, Humphreys County, Tennessee.2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 13 Feb 2021, memorial page for Thomas E. Turner (1913-1967) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by |Rick Lambert, maintained by redbirdintheyard, originally created by Rick Lambert; citing H. B. Parker Cemetery, Humphreys County, Tennessee.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Mary Evelyn Stacy Turner (1925-2016) at memorial page....
  3. [S2585] "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKHQ-PSCR, entry for Thomas E Turner and Mary Evelyn Stacy, 07 Jun 1952; citing Humphreys, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 1,928,730, accessed 13 Feb 2021).

James William Stagg1,2,3

M, #18921, b. 12 May 1869, d. 25 February 1922

Family

Emma J. Bias b. Jul 1868, d. 15 Jul 1946
Last Edited12 May 2021
     James William Stagg was born on 12 May 1869 in Wood County, West Virginia.2,4

     In 1892, he first married Mary Anderson (1867-1892.)5

     James, 24, married Emma J. Bias, 25, daughter of Roland S. Bias and Sarah Ann Turner, on 13 September 1893 in Milton, Cabell County, West Virginia.1,2

     James William Stagg died on 25 February 1922 at age 52 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia,5 and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
I cannot find either Emma or James in the census from 1900-1940, although I found Emma as a widow in the Parkersburg, West Virginia 1942 city directory6

Citations

  1. [S2515] "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NMZX-VLC, entry for Emma Stagg, 15 Jul 1946; citing Cabell, West Virginia, County Records, 7894, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 1,983,809, accessed 26 Oct 2020) Images available at partner site.
  2. [S2593] "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FRX4-49W, entry for Jas W. Stagg and Emma Bias, 13 Sep 1893; citing Milton, Cabell, West Virginia, vol2 p111 ln28, county clerks, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 559,887, accessed 27 Nov 2020). Images available on partner site.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 12 May 2021, memorial page for James William Stagg (1869-1922) at memorial page... Maintained by Crystal; citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. Provides full middle name.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for James William Stagg (1869-1922) at memorial page.... Provides day and month of birth.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for James William Stagg (1869-1922) at memorial page....
  6. [S3521] "U. S. City Directories, 1822-1995," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (www.ancestry.com): accessed 12 May 2021, entry for Emma G Stagg, 1942, Parkersburg, West Virginia, image 240 of 410.

David C. Stahlman1

M, #24489, b. 1867, d. 6 March 1947

Family

Esther Robinson b. 25 Mar 1875, d. 9 Jul 1937
Last Edited24 Dec 2016
     David C. Stahlman was born in 1867 in Indiana.2

     David C. Stahlman married Esther Robinson, 26, daughter of James Wesley Robinson and Margaret Susan Rives, on 6 June 1901 in Johnson County, Kansas.1,3

     David C. Stahlman died on 6 March 1947 in Potwin, Butler County, Kansas,2 and was buried in McGill Cemetery, Potwin, Butler County, Kansas.2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 24 Dec 2016, memorial page for Esther Robinson Stahlman (1875-1937) at memorial page... Maintained by Rives; citing McGill Cemetery, Potwin, Butler County, Kansas.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for David C Stahlman (1867-1947) at memorial page....
  3. [S5591] "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29Q-Q3PD, entry for David C Stahlman and Esther Robison, 06 Jun 1901; citing Marriage, Johnson, Kansas, United States, district clerk, court clerk, county clerk and register offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 1,572,007, accessed 24 Dec 2016).

W. M. Stamper1,2

M, #24527, b. January 1860

Family

Minnie Boozer b. c 1884
Last Edited25 Feb 2021
     W. M. Stamper was born in January 1860 in North Carolina.3

     W. M. Stamper, 46, married Minnie Boozer on 26 April 1906 in Marengo County, Alabama.1,2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
190040 years of age, widowed and boarding in the household of Columbus HallShiloh Precinct, Marengo County, Alabama3
Farm Work3

Citations

  1. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4K9-LSK: accessed 25 Dec 2016), Crawford A Turner, 1920, Tolar, Roosevelt, New Mexico, United States; citing ED 155, sheet 2A, line 46, family 32, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1078; FHL microfilm 1,821,078.
  2. [S2946] "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKMT-YKZN, entry for W M Stamper and Minnie Boozer, 26 Apr 1906; citing Marengo, Alabama, United States, county courthouses, Alabama; FHL microfilm 1,293,867, accessed 25 Dec 2016).
  3. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 25 Feb 2021), Willie M Stamper, 1900, Shiloh, Marengo, Alabama; citing page 10, family 179, FHL microfilm 1,240,029.

Bettie Jane Stanford1

F, #23529, b. 28 June 1867, d. 30 October 1948
FatherThomas L. Stanford2 b. 25 Dec 1840, d. 4 Aug 1918
MotherMary Lucinda Massey2 b. 19 Feb 1846, d. 22 Mar 1939

Family

Rayborne Douglass b. 6 Feb 1867, d. 9 May 1937
Children
Last Edited31 Dec 2016
     Bettie Jane Stanford was born on 28 June 1867, daughter of Thomas L. Stanford and Mary Lucinda Massey, in Carroll County, Tennessee.2

     Bettie Jane Stanford married Rayborne Douglass, son of Archibald Young Douglass and Martha Jane Morrow, circa 1883. They had two known children: Emmett Douglas (1884-1966); and, Carlos L. Douglas (1897-1959).1

     Bettie Jane Douglass died on 30 October 1948 at age 81 in Henderson County,2 and was buried in Rock Springs Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
190033 years of age, married seventeen years and having borne three children all of whom are livingDistricts 8 & 17, Henderson County, Tennessee3
191043 years of age, married for twenty-seven years and having borne four children all of whom are livingDistrict 20, Carroll County, Tennessee4

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Aug 2016, memorial page for Rabe Washington Douglas (1867-1937); Rabon is the name on his death certificate at memorial page... Maintained by Descendant Seeker; citing Rock Springs Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Bettie Jane Stanford Douglas (1867-1948) at memorial page....
  3. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS8B-4HZ ): accessed 24 Nov 2016), Rubon W Douglas, 1900, Civil Districts 8, 17, Henderson, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 48, sheet 8A, family 113, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,578.
  4. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGNH-76Z ), entry for Rabon W Douglas, 1910, Civil District 20, Carroll, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 37, sheet 1A, family 2, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1491; FHL microfilm 1,375,504, accessed 24 Nov 2016.

Thomas L. Stanford1

M, #23530, b. 25 December 1840, d. 4 August 1918

Family

Mary Lucinda Massey b. 19 Feb 1846, d. 22 Mar 1939
Child
Last Edited19 Mar 2019
     Thomas L. Stanford was born on 25 December 1840 in Carroll County, Tennessee. He was the son of Jesse Thomas Stanford (1800-?) and Jane Ross Stanford (1801-1841.)2

     Thomas L. Stanford married Mary Lucinda Massey in 1866.3

     Thomas L. Stanford died on 4 August 1918 at age 772 and was buried in Rock Springs Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Aug 2016, memorial page for Bettie Jane Stanford Douglas (1867-1948) at memorial page... Maintained by Descendant Seeker; citing Rock Springs Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Thomas L Stanford (1840-1918) at memorial page....
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Mary Lucinda Massey Stanford (1846-1939) at memorial page....

Olivia Stanley1

F, #24864, b. 1889, d. 26 April 1963

Family

George Averett Hopkins Turner b. 6 Oct 1888, d. 25 Feb 1953
Last Edited22 Feb 2021
     Olivia Stanley was born in 1889 in Virginia. She was the daughter of Samuel M. and Wilda C. Marshall Stanley.2

     She was the daughter of Alevi and Eda C. Stanley.1

     Olivia Stanley married George Averett Hopkins Turner, 29, son of Samuel Steptoe Turner and Nannie Strong Chaplin, on 23 May 1918 in Carroll County, Virginia.1

     Olivia Turner died on 26 April 1963 in Galax, Virginia,2 and was buried in Thomas Stanley Cemetery, Carroll County, Virginia.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
193040 years of age, married at the age of 29, and living with her husband in his father's householdLaurel Fork District, Carroll County, Virginia3

Citations

  1. [S5572] Turner, Stephen Kent, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner at (e-mail address), dated 9 Jan 2017, entitled "still finding", containing a sheet of marriage information from Marriages in Carroll County, Virginia 1842-1942.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 23 Jn 2019, memorial page for Olivia Stanley Turner (1889-1963) at memorial page... Maintained by James Brady; citing Thomas Stanley Cemetery, Carroll County, Virginia.
  3. [S5996] "1930 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.Com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 22 Feb 2021, entry for Samuel S Turner, 1930, Laurel Fork, Carroll, Virginia; citing page 8A, family 155, FHL microfilm 2,342,173, image 15 of 16; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Alice J. Staples1,2

F, #2844, b. circa 1849
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherNelson Cary Staples1 b. 24 Jul 1812, d. 23 Mar 1897
MotherSusan Mildred Staples1 b. 30 Apr 1825, d. 5 Apr 1907
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited17 Oct 2019
     Alice J. Staples was born circa 1849, daughter of Nelson Cary Staples and Susan Mildred Staples, in Missouri.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1850as Allis J. and 1 year of ageLewis County, Missouri1
18609 years of ageDickerson Township, Lewis County, Missouri2
1870as Alice and 19 years of ageCanton, Lewis County, Missouri3

Citations

  1. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDZD-B4Z ), entry for Nelson C Staples, Lewis county, Lewis, Missouri, United States; citing family 191, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Microfilm 443,612, accessed 17 Oct 2019.
  2. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 17 Oct 2019), N C Staples, 1860, Dickerson, Lewis, Missouri; citing page 49, family 28, FHL Microfilm 803,629.
  3. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M46F-G8N ), entry for Nelson C Staples in entry for David R Asbury, 1870, Canton, Lewis, Missouri; citing page 16, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 552,286, accessed 17 Oct 2019.

Ann Eliza Staples1

F, #5427, d. circa 1842
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherEdward Staples1 b. c 1795, d. 25 May 1828
MotherSarah L. Turner b. 1802, d. 11 Aug 1834
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Nelson Cary Staples b. 24 Jul 1812, d. 23 Mar 1897
Last Edited4 Feb 2019
     In 1832, the heirs of Edward Staples owned Stonewall Mills and two-thirds of his estate. In 1839, 85 acres of dower was added.2

     In 1839, the land charged to Lawson Turner for taxes reverted back to the heirs of Edward Staples after his wife, Sarah L.'s, death.3

     Ann Eliza Staples married Nelson Cary Staples, 26, on 14 March 1839 in Lewis County, Missouri.1,4

     Ann Eliza Staples died circa 1842.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial record for her as of 4 Feb 2019.1

Citations

  1. [S282] Robinson, Ann, "Descendants of Terisha Turner", compiled on 5 Apr 2000 (<e-mail address>).
  2. [S6565] Ward, Roger C.. "Finding Females in Early Records: The Buckingham County Land Tax Lists, 1782-1840," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, vol. 33, no. 1 (February 1995): page 15.
  3. [S6565] Ward. "Finding Females: Buckingham Co., VA Co. Tax Lists", page 15-16.
  4. [S3854] "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V282-NK7, entry for Nelson C. Staples and Ann Eliza Staples, 14 Mar 1839; citing Lewis,Missouri; FHL microfilm 1,015,324, accessed 4 Feb 2019). Image 49 of 544.

Ardelia F. Staples1,2

F, #2843, b. 7 July 1846, d. 3 July 1897
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherNelson Cary Staples1 b. 24 Jul 1812, d. 23 Mar 1897
MotherSusan Mildred Staples1 b. 30 Apr 1825, d. 5 Apr 1907
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

David A. Asbury b. 9 Aug 1827, d. 3 Apr 1890
Last Edited17 Oct 2019
     Ardelia F. Staples was born on 7 July 1846, daughter of Nelson Cary Staples and Susan Mildred Staples, in Missouri.1,2

     Ardelia F. Staples married David A. Asbury in 1868.3,4

     Ardelia F. Asbury died on 3 July 1897 at age 502 and was buried in Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, Lewis County, Missouri.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18505 years of ageLewis County, Missouri1
1860as Ordelia and 13 years of ageDickerson Township, Lewis County, Missouri5
1870as Delia and 25 years of ageCanton, Lewis County, Missouri3

Citations

  1. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDZD-B4Z ), entry for Nelson C Staples, Lewis county, Lewis, Missouri, United States; citing family 191, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Microfilm 443,612, accessed 17 Oct 2019.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 17 Oct 2019, memorial page for Delia F Staples Asbury (1846-1897) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Johnnie Walker, maintained by RhondaPattonWathen & children originally created by Lillie Riney; citing Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, Lewis County, Missouri.
  3. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M46F-G8Z ), entry for David R Asbury, 1870, Canton, Lewis, Missouri; citing page 16, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 552,286, accessed 17 Oct 2019.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Capt David R. Asbury (1827-1890) at memorial page....
  5. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 17 Oct 2019), N C Staples, 1860, Dickerson, Lewis, Missouri; citing page 49, family 28, FHL Microfilm 803,629.

Cynthiann Staples1

F, #2814, b. circa 1842
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherNelson Cary Staples1 b. 24 Jul 1812, d. 23 Mar 1897
MotherSusan Mildred Staples1 b. 30 Apr 1825, d. 5 Apr 1907
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited17 Oct 2019
     Cynthiann Staples was born circa 1842, daughter of Nelson Cary Staples and Susan Mildred Staples, in Missouri.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18508 years of ageLewis County, Missouri1

Citations

  1. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDZD-B4Z ), entry for Nelson C Staples, Lewis county, Lewis, Missouri, United States; citing family 191, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Microfilm 443,612, accessed 17 Oct 2019.

David Staples1

M, #23299, b. circa 1780

Family 1

Elizabeth (--?--) b. c 1789
Child

Family 2

Child
Last Edited9 Dec 2020
     David Staples was born circa 1780 in Virginia.2

     David Staples married Elizabeth (--?--). I am unable to find a marriage record for them as of 14 Nov 2020.1

     David Staples, father of the bride, witnessed the marriage bond of John L. Turner and Mary Ann Staples on 1 November 1850 at Amherst County, Virginia, with Samuel J. Turner as security. Her father is listed as D. Staples.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185070 years of age. Also enumerated with him were the following possible children: David Staples, Jr, age 27, Farmer; Emily, age 23 and Julia A, age 20Eastern District, Amherst County, Virginia2
Farmer with real estate valued at $2,5002

Citations

  1. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR7Q-TFX, entry for Samuel J. Turner and Frances A. Staples, 22 Apr 1857; citing Amherst Co., Virginia, reference Mar Reg 2 p 19; FHL microfilm 30,311, accessed 5 Aug 2016).
  2. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 9 Dec 2020, entry for David Staples, 1850, Eastern, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 933, page 146b, family 1014, image 145 of 161; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  3. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 16 Oct 2020), entry for John L. Turner and Mary Ann Staples, 1850, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-NZRK?i=709 .
  4. [S6295] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1854-1900," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 19 Oct 2020, entry for Samuel J. Turner and Frances A. Staples, 1857, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-F8FY .
  5. [S2945] "VA Marriages, 1785-1940," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRDJ-MMX, John L. Turner and Mary Ann Staples, 01 Nov 1850; citing Amherst County, Virginia, reference p 421; FHL microfilm 30,273, accessed 5 Aug 2016).

Edward Staples1

M, #5422, b. circa 1795, d. 25 May 1828
FatherWilliam Staples2 b. 1759, d. 31 Dec 1831
MotherMartha Tompkins b. 1758, d. 29 Jan 1839
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Sarah L. Turner b. 1802, d. 11 Aug 1834
Children
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     Edward Staples was born circa 1795, son of William Staples and Martha Tompkins.3

     Edward and Sarah L. Turner obtained a marriage bond on 13 June 1818 in Amherst County, Virginia, with William T. Turner and John L. Turner as witnesses to the bond. I don't know who the John L Turner was because all the ones in my database are too young to be a witness.

     I cannot find this bond on the Amherst County Marriage Register. It should be on page 251, but defnitely is not there. I have paged through a digitized copy of the original register and this marriage is not there (not at the end of 1817 or all through 1818.)1

     William Turner, father of the bride, gave consent to the marriage on 13 June 1818. I cannot find this bond on the Amherst County Marriage Register. It should be on page 251, but defnitely is not there.1

     Edward Staples died on 25 May 1828 in Buckingham County, Virginia, "at his residence in Buckingham co., on Sunday evening, the 25th ult., in the 33rd year of his age, Mr. Edward Staples, youngest son of William Staples. By this severe dispensation of Providence, it may, with truth, be said, that wife has lost the best of husbands, his children the most affectionate of fathers, society a valuable member and the world an honest man.2

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.4

     In 1832, the heirs of Edward Staples owned Stonewall Mills and two-thirds of his estate. In 1839, 85 acres of dower was added.5

     Mrs. Lawson Turner's dower acreage of 85 acres (reverted back from L. Turner) added to the estate of Edmond Staples was sold in 1832 to Lawson Turner.6

Citations

  1. [S379] McAlister, Ann Lawrence, "Amherst Marriages", Magazine of Virginia Genealogy vol. 23, no. 2 (May, 1985). Original data: these marriage records were found in Amherst County, Virginia Courthouse in a drawer full of old court papers. They are not recorded in the marriage register. The clerk was informed, and the originals will be filed properly.: page 73.
  2. [S383] Baber, Lucy H. M., Blunt, Louise A. and Collins, Marion A. L., compilers. Marriage And Deaths From Lynchburg, Virginia Newspapers 1794-1836 (1980; reprint Baltimore: Clearfield Company, 1993), obituary appearing in June 5, 1828 edition, page 3, col. 4, sent to me by Ann Robinson 5 Apr 2000.
  3. [S383] Baber, Blunt and Collins. Marr & Deaths - Lynchburg VA, Obituary appeared in June 5, 1828 edition, page 3, col. 4.
  4. [S383] Baber, Blunt and Collins. Marr & Deaths - Lynchburg VA, sent to me via email by Ann Robinson, 5 Apr 2000. His obituary appeared in the issue of 5 Jun 1828, page 3, col. 4.
  5. [S6565] Ward, Roger C.. "Finding Females in Early Records: The Buckingham County Land Tax Lists, 1782-1840," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, vol. 33, no. 1 (February 1995): page 15.
  6. [S5579] Ward, Roger G., compiler. Land Tax Summaries and Implied Deeds (Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing Co., 1993), pages 338-339.
  7. [S282] Robinson, Ann, "Descendants of Terisha Turner", compiled on 5 Apr 2000 (<e-mail address>).

Frances A. Staples1

F, #1079, b. 19 December 1825, d. 30 November 1901
FatherDavid Staples2,3 b. c 1780
MotherElizabeth (--?--)2,3 b. c 1789
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Samuel J. Turner b. 22 Apr 1816, d. 2 Aug 1888
Children
Last Edited19 Apr 2021
     Frances A. Staples was born on 19 December 1825, daughter of David Staples and Elizabeth (--?--), in Amherst County, Virginia.4,5

     Frances and Samuel J. Turner obtained a marriage license on 20 April 1857 in Amherst County, Virginia.3

     Frances A. Staples, 31, married Samuel J. Turner, 41, son of Richard Turner and Sarah Ham, on 22 April 1857 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Charles H. Hall officiating. He was a widower.2,3

     On 27 June 1887, In his will, Samuel J. Turner, names his wife, Frances A. Turner as executor; his daughter Julia A. Turner who was to receive upon the death of her mother 150 acres where Samuel now lives which joins Galt's Mill and mouth of Scotts' branch on the Appomattox side. He named his four living sons: David G; Ro. C; Edgar J. and Jno. R. Turner. His wife was to administer his estate with the assistance of his son, Edgar J. Turner. He does not name his son, Samuel Francis Turner, who was living.6

     Frances A. Turner died on 30 November 1901 at age 75 in Amherst County,4 and was buried in Turner Cemetery, Turner Section, Galts Mill Farm, Amherst County, Virginia.
     There are four unmarked gravesites at this cemetery. The Turner Section is located adjacent to the Bailey-Kent Section at the Turner Cemetery at Galts Mill Farm.

     Find A Grave does not list this cemetery as 28 Sep 2020.4,7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185025 years of age and living in her father's householdEastern District, Amherst County, Virginia8
186034 years of ageAmherst County, Virginia9
187044 years of ageLynchburg PO, Amherst County, Virginia5
188054 years of ageDistrict 18, Amherst County, Virginia10
190074 years of age, widowed and having borne two children both of whom are living. Also living in her household (besides her daughter and her husband as well as two related boarders) was a Black servant, Sarah Diggs, age 15. Living immediately adjacent to her were Black Turner families headed by: John W; George J. and Joshua with their large familiesElon District, Amherst County, Virginia11
Farmer11

Citations

  1. [S102] Ricks, Joel. Amherst County Marriage Bonds, 1753-1853 (Salt Lake City: [copied by Joel Ricks for the Genealogical Society of Utah], 1936), page 121, Although the Marriage Bond shows her as Frances A. Hutcheson, her tombstone reads Frances Ann Staples Turner. Therefore, I believe her maiden name to be Staples.
  2. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR7Q-TFX, entry for Samuel J. Turner and Frances A. Staples, 22 Apr 1857; citing Amherst Co., Virginia, reference Mar Reg 2 p 19; FHL microfilm 30,311, accessed 5 Aug 2016).
  3. [S6295] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1854-1900," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 19 Oct 2020, entry for Samuel J. Turner and Frances A. Staples, 1857, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-F8FY .
  4. [S305] Boxley, Mary Frances, compiler. Gravestone Inscriptions in Amherst County, Virginia (Amherst: Amherst Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1985), page 175.
  5. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Amherst County, Virginia, population schedule, Elon Township, dwelling 196, family 189, Samuel J. Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M593, Roll 1633, page 457B. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online,. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  6. [S6291] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Abstract of Will Books, 1761-1920, Dealing with Persons With Last Names Beginning with Letters T and V - There Are No U Wills in Books (Amherst Virginia: BFD, 1967), page 35 T Wills, item #204; citing Amherst County Will Book 21, page 480, online page 37.
  7. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 18 Apr 2021, memorial page for Frances Ann Staples Turner (1825-1901) at memorial page... Maintained by Joyce Potts Hoffmann; citing Turner Cemetery, Amherst County, Virginia.
  8. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 9 Dec 2020, entry for David Staples, 1850, Eastern, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 933, page 146b, family 1014, image 145 of 161; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  9. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4B1-JP5 ), entry for Samuel J Turner, 1860, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing page 138, household 1022, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,332, accessed 8 Aug 2016.
  10. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCPF-1VT ), entry for Samuel J Turner household, 1880, Elon, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 18, sheet 205A, household 417, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,255,353, accessed 3 Aug 2016.
  11. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMF8-KQT ): accessed 28 Sep 2020), Francis Turner, Elon District (east part), Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 9, sheet 22B, family 375, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,699.
  12. [S2945] "VA Marriages, 1785-1940," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRDQ-PYP, David S. Turner and Jennie C. Pleasants, 04 Jun 1884; citing Amherst, Virginia, reference Mar Reg 3 p 138; FHL microfilm 30,311, accessed 5 Aug 2016).
  13. [S6295] "Amherst Co., VA Marr. Reg., 1854-1900," entry for David S Turner and Jennie C. Pleasants, 1884, accessed 25 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-FZ7Z.
  14. [S2945] "VA Marriages, 1785-1940," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRDW-STS, Dudley Lyon Walker and Julia A. Turner, 17 Oct 1899; citing Amherst, Virginia, reference Mar Reg 3 p 319; FHL microfilm 30,311, accessed 5 Aug 2016).
  15. [S6281] "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:QVR8-VZQG, entry for Julia Turner Walker, 14 Jul 1949; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing Lynchburg, , Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 28 Sep 2020).
  16. [S6048] "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 18 Apr 2021, entry for John Richard Turner, 5 Apr 1934, Lynchburg, Stamped 8286, image 100 of 476.

Lucy Emily Staples1

F, #5429, b. 8 May 1827, d. 11 July 1907
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherEdward Staples2 b. c 1795, d. 25 May 1828
MotherSarah L. Turner2 b. 1802, d. 11 Aug 1834
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Jeptha Dudley Million b. 4 Jun 1808, d. 9 Apr 1892
Children
Last Edited28 Sep 2020
     Lucy Emily Staples was born on 8 May 1827, daughter of Edward Staples and Sarah L. Turner, in Amherst County, Virginia.1,3

     In 1831, her obituary states she came to Missouri with her uncle George Staples. However her sister's obituary states they moved to Lewis County in 1833.3

     In 1832, the heirs of Edward Staples owned Stonewall Mills and two-thirds of his estate. In 1839, 85 acres of dower was added.4

     In 1839, the land charged to Lawson Turner for taxes reverted back to the heirs of Edward Staples after his wife, Sarah L.'s, death.5

     Lucy Emily Staples, 17, married Jeptha Dudley Million, 36 on 12 September 1844 in Lewis County, Missouri, in a double wedding with the bride's cousin, Sarah R. Staples, when she married Charles R. Magee.6,7

     Between 1900 and 1907, Clara took care of her mother, Emily, during Emily's seven years of illness.3

     Lucy Emily Million died on 11 July 1907 at age 80 in Monticello, Lewis County, Missouri,1,3 and was buried in Little Mountain Cemetery, Monticello, Lewis County, Missouri.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1850as Emily A and 24 years of ageLewis County, Missouri8
186035 years of ageDickerson Township, Lewis County, Missouri9

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Sep 2020, memorial page for Lucy Emily "Emily" Staples Million (1827-1907) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Linda Trumblee, maintained by RhondaPattonWathen & children, originally created by Lillie Riney; citing Little Mountain Cemetery, Monticello, Lewis County, Missouri.
  2. [S282] Robinson, Ann, "Descendants of Terisha Turner", compiled on 5 Apr 2000 (<e-mail address>).
  3. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 28 Sep 2020, entry for Mrs. Emily Million, 1907, The Canton Press (Canton, Missouri), issue of 19 Jul 1907, page 2, image 2 of 4.
  4. [S6565] Ward, Roger C.. "Finding Females in Early Records: The Buckingham County Land Tax Lists, 1782-1840," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, vol. 33, no. 1 (February 1995): page 15.
  5. [S6565] Ward. "Finding Females: Buckingham Co., VA Co. Tax Lists", page 15-16.
  6. [S6268] "Missour, Compiled Marriages, 1754-1850," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 27 Sep 2020, entry for Jephtha D. Million and Lucy E. Staples, 12 Sep 1844, Lewis County.
  7. [S6268] "MO Comp. Marriages, 1754-1850," index, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, entry for Charles R. Magee and Sarah R. Staples, 13 Sep 1844, Lewis County.
  8. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 27 Sep 2020, entry for J D Million, 1850, Lewis, Missouri; citing Roll 404, page 325b, family 24, image 4 of 133; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  9. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHZ4-BWB ), entry for Jeptha Million, Dickerson, Lewis, Missouri, page 7, family 44, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 803,269, accessed 28 Sep 2020.
  10. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Jeptha Dudley Million, 1938, The Canton Press (Canton, Missouri), issue of 21 Apr 1939, page 1, image 1 of 8.
  11. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Bettie Million Nixon (1856-1929) at memorial page....
  12. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Clara Million (1860-1930) at memorial page....

Margaret F. Staples1

F, #920, b. 14 October 1819, d. 24 July 1873
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherEdward Staples1 b. c 1795, d. 25 May 1828
MotherSarah L. Turner1 b. 1802, d. 11 Aug 1834
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box) (#1)
Descendant Chart (Box) (#2)

Family

George Stovall Turner b. 14 Aug 1779, d. 1 Apr 1884
Children
Last Edited5 Sep 2020
     Margaret F. Staples was born on 14 October 1819, daughter of Edward Staples and Sarah L. Turner, in Buckingham County, Virginia.2,3
     She also is reported to have been born circa 1821 in Virginia.4,5

     In 1832, the heirs of Edward Staples owned Stonewall Mills and two-thirds of his estate. In 1839, 85 acres of dower was added.6

     In 1839, the land charged to Lawson Turner for taxes reverted back to the heirs of Edward Staples after his wife, Sarah L.'s, death.7

     Margaret F. Staples, 20, married George Stovall Turner, 60, son of Henry Turner and Rachel Stovall, on 28 December 1839 in Lewis County, Missouri.8,9

     On 13 August 1848, in Rachel Turner's will of this date, she names her sons: Stephen B Turner; George S Turner; Lawson Turner; James S Turner; Terisha Turner; and grandson George B Turner; daughters-in-law Margaret Turner; Pocahantes Turner; and daughters: Nancy Carver; Polley Omohundro; and Ruth Stone.

     Rachel asked that her Negro woman Sharlotte have the privilege of selecting either of my sons Stephen B. or George S Turner as her master. She asks that her daughter-in-law Margaret receive the sum of $20 and her daughter-in-law Pocahantes received the sum of $10.

     She requested that Stephen B. Turner pay her Doctors Bill and funeral expenses as I ahve given him my Negro woman Mary for that purpose. She bequeathed to him one new white counterpain() one bed quilt and one yarn ?. Stephen was to pay Nancy Carver the sum of $50; Polley Omohondro the sum of $50; and Ruth Stone the sum of $50.

     Rachel also stated it was her will and desire that the amount of money Lawson Turner is owning me shall remain in his hand and that he shall never be made to pay it to the balance of my children.

     She bequeathed one feather bed and furniture to her son George S. Turner. She asked that the remainder of my household and kitchen furnitute be sold and the proceeds be equally divided between my three sons: James S Turner, Terisha Turner and Lawson Turner and her grandson George B Turner.

     She appointed Stephen B. Turner and George S. Turner as executors of her will which was witnessed by Thos. R. Vaughn and Reuben H. Carver.10

     Margaret F. Turner died on 24 July 1873 at age 53 in Prairieville, Pike County, Missouri,2 and was buried in Turner Graveyard, Clarksville, Pike County, Missouri.11

     She is also reported to have died in 1875 at Pike County, Missouri. Find A Grave has her buried in the correct cemetery.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1850as Margaret E. and 30 years of ageCalumet Township, Pike County, Missouri12
186039 years of ageClarksville PO, Pike County, Missouri4
187051 years of ageLouisiana PO, Pike County, Missouri3

Citations

  1. [S282] Robinson, Ann, "Descendants of Terisha Turner", compiled on 5 Apr 2000 (<e-mail address>).
  2. [S175] Pike County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Cemetery Inscriptions, Pike County, Missouri, I (Louisiana: Pike County Chapter, DAR, 1983), page 1.
  3. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Pike County, Missouri, population schedule, Calumet Township, dwelling 354, family 349, George S Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M593, Roll 798, page 82A. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online,. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Pike County, Missouri, population schedule, Calumet Township, dwelling 1284, family 1260, Stephen B. Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M653, Roll 639, page 318. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 16 Jun 2016, memorial page for Margaret E. Turner (1821-1875) at memorial page... Maintained by Linda Dukes; citing Turner Graveyard, Clarksville, Pike County, Missouri.
  6. [S6565] Ward, Roger C.. "Finding Females in Early Records: The Buckingham County Land Tax Lists, 1782-1840," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, vol. 33, no. 1 (February 1995): page 15.
  7. [S6565] Ward. "Finding Females: Buckingham Co., VA Co. Tax Lists", page 15-16.
  8. [S282] Robinson, "Desc. of Terisha Turner", compiled on 5 Apr 2000.
  9. [S6268] "Missour, Compiled Marriages, 1754-1850," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 4 Sep 2020, entry for George S. Turner and Margaret F. Staples, 20 Dec 1836, Lewis County.
  10. [S6489] "Missouri, Pike County Probate Records, 1847-1857," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Rachel Turner, Will 4 Feb 1850, volume 4, page 140, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89LM-ZCL4?i=88&wc=QZ9D-448%3A1328677201%2C1328687302&cc=2399107, accessed 5 Mar 2021.
  11. [S175] Pike County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Pike Co., MO Cems., vol. I, page 1, called Carver-Turner Cemetery.
  12. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Pike County, Missouri, population schedule, Calumet Township, dwelling 924, family 950, George S. Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M432, Roll 409, page 229B. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  13. [S5583] "Oregon Deaths, 1877-1952," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F87Y-2P1, entry for Ella Georgea Reynolds, 21 Mar 1928; citing Death, Linn, Oregon, United States, Multiple archives; FHL microfilm 2,110,204, accessed 7 Dec 2016).

Martha Elizabeth Staples1

F, #5425, b. circa 1822
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherEdward Staples1 b. c 1795, d. 25 May 1828
MotherSarah L. Turner1 b. 1802, d. 11 Aug 1834
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

William Smith b. c 1813
Last Edited5 Dec 2016
     Martha Elizabeth Staples was born circa 1822, daughter of Edward Staples and Sarah L. Turner.1

     In 1832, the heirs of Edward Staples owned Stonewall Mills and two-thirds of his estate. In 1839, 85 acres of dower was added.2

     Martha Elizabeth Staples married William Smith on 24 November 1836 in Lewis County, Missouri, in a double wedding with her cousin, Elizabeth Jane Staples, who married Massanello Plant.1

     In 1839, the land charged to Lawson Turner for taxes reverted back to the heirs of Edward Staples after his wife, Sarah L.'s, death.3

Citations

  1. [S282] Robinson, Ann, "Descendants of Terisha Turner", compiled on 5 Apr 2000 (<e-mail address>).
  2. [S6565] Ward, Roger C.. "Finding Females in Early Records: The Buckingham County Land Tax Lists, 1782-1840," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, vol. 33, no. 1 (February 1995): page 15.
  3. [S6565] Ward. "Finding Females: Buckingham Co., VA Co. Tax Lists", page 15-16.

Mary Ann Staples1

F, #2851, b. circa 1821
FatherDavid Staples2,1 b. c 1780
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

John L. Turner b. c 1817, d. 15 Jul 1865
Child
Last Edited13 Apr 2021
     Mary Ann Staples was born circa 1821, daughter of David Staples, in Virginia.3

     Mary and John L. Turner obtained a marriage bond on 1 November 1850 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Samuel J. Turner as security. Her father is listed as D. Staples.1
     The Marriage Return was received by the court in Amherst County, Virginia, on 1 November 1850.4

     Could they have had a son, William D. Turner, born 20 Aug 1860 in Appomattox County, Virginia?5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185029 years of ageEastern District, Amherst County, Virginia3
1860unable to find him anywhere with a Mary or Mary Ann as of 19 Jan 2021

Citations

  1. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 16 Oct 2020), entry for John L. Turner and Mary Ann Staples, 1850, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-NZRK?i=709 .
  2. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRDJ-MMX, entry for John L. Turner and Mary Ann Staples, 01 Nov 1850; citing Amherst County, Virginia, reference p 421; FHL microfilm 30,273, accessed 5 Aug 2016).
  3. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Amherst County, Virginia, population schedule, Eastern District Township, dwelling 1026, family 1026, John L. Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M432, Roll 933, page 147B, image 150. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for Jno L Turner to Mary Ann Staples, 1850, accessed 19 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-N867?i=778.
  5. [S5498] "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917," database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5F9-WFW : accessed 24 Jul 2016), Wm D Turner, 20 Aug 1860; citing Appomattox, Virginia, United States, reference p 53; FHL microfilm 2,046,912.
  6. [S6292] "Amherst County, Virginia Death Register, 1853-1896," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( Provo, Utah: accessed 9 Oct 2020), entry for John L. Turner, 15 Jul 1865, at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=393422&lifeEvent=102899&rmsId=TH-267-11122-64214-91&imageIndex=58&singleView=true She is listed as the informant.
  7. [S6295] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1854-1900," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 21 Oct 2020, entry for Robert M. Buheo and Izetta Turner, 1868, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-FZK7 .The problem is that her name is listed as what looks like Mar?? with no "y" evident.

Nelson Cary Staples1

M, #5432, b. 24 July 1812, d. 23 March 1897
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

Ann Eliza Staples d. c 1842

Family 2

Susan Mildred Staples b. 30 Apr 1825, d. 5 Apr 1907
Children
Last Edited25 Oct 2019
     Nelson Cary Staples was born on 24 July 1812 in Virginia. His memorial page names the wrong parents. Nelson was the son of David Stapes (born 21 Jul 1781 in Virginia) as proven by David's will which listed his son, Nelson C. Staples, of Missouri.2,1

     Nelson Cary Staples, 26, married Ann Eliza Staples, daughter of Edward Staples and Sarah L. Turner, on 14 March 1839 in Lewis County, Missouri.2,3

     Nelson Cary Staples, 29, married Susan Mildred Staples, 16, daughter of Edward Staples and Sarah L. Turner, on 2 February 1842 in Lewis County, Missouri.2,4

     Nelson Cary Staples died on 23 March 1897 at age 841 and was buried in Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, Lewis County, Missouri.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185037 years of ageLewis County, Missouri5
Miller with real estate valued at $3,0005
1860as N. C. and 47 years of ageDickerson Township, Lewis County, Missouri6
Contractor & Building with real estate valued at $2,700 and personal property worth $7,5076
187058 years of age and living in the household of David R. Asbury, age 42, born in Kentucky, his son-in-lawCanton, Lewis County, Missouri7
Carpenter7

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 4 Feb 2019, memorial page for Nelson Cary Staples (1812-1897) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Linda Trumblee, maintained by RhondaPattonWathen & children, originally created by Lillie Riney; citing Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, Lewis County, MIssouri.
  2. [S282] Robinson, Ann, "Descendants of Terisha Turner", compiled on 5 Apr 2000 (<e-mail address>).
  3. [S3854] "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V282-NK7, entry for Nelson C. Staples and Ann Eliza Staples, 14 Mar 1839; citing Lewis,Missouri; FHL microfilm 1,015,324, accessed 4 Feb 2019). Image 49 of 544.
  4. [S3854] "MO Marriages, 1750-1920," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V282-NK4, Nelson Staples and Susannah Staples, 08 Feb 1842; citing Lewis,Missouri; FHL microfilm 1,015,324, accessed 4 Feb 2019). Image 71 of 544.
  5. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDZD-B4Z ), entry for Nelson C Staples, Lewis county, Lewis, Missouri, United States; citing family 191, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Microfilm 443,612, accessed 17 Oct 2019.
  6. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 17 Oct 2019), N C Staples, 1860, Dickerson, Lewis, Missouri; citing page 49, family 28, FHL Microfilm 803,629.
  7. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M46F-G8N ), entry for Nelson C Staples in entry for David R Asbury, 1870, Canton, Lewis, Missouri; citing page 16, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 552,286, accessed 17 Oct 2019.