Martha Ann O'Neal1

F, #282, b. 15 December 1829, d. 18 December 1899

Family

Edwin N. Swinburne b. 13 Sep 1813, d. 9 Sep 1905
Child
Last Edited4 Dec 2018
     
O'Neal Ancestry Problems
     No amount of research has turned up her parents. Despite searching the 1840 Illinois census, there is NO O'Neil or O'Neal family near White County (not in Edwards, Gibson, Posey, Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton or Wayne counties). In fact, only two O'Neil families at all can be found in the Illinois census, one in Will County and one in Cook County (neither of which seem likely). With no given name of either parent, it is unlikely I could find them in Tennessee.

     I've searched through the White County, Illinois probate journals listed on familysearch.org as of 9 May 2011. I did find a Hezekiah O'Neal who died there intestate on 17 Nov 1845 and had children. The names of the children are unknown, although a James O'Neal administered his estate. James O'Neal also died intestate there on 1 Feb 1870. His estate was administered by a William O'Neal. No children were referenced at all in his estate administration. An Arthur O'Neal died intestate 1 Aug 1877 and his estate was administered by his widow, Mary. No children were named. Mary died intestate 18 Feb 1880. A Patrick O'Neal came to court saying he was her brother-in-law. The estate was administered by Leslie Dunby. Two minor children were named: Annie and Frank. The only wills online were in vol. B, 1893-1912. I found nothing there, but did not expect to. I viewed journals from 1820-1885 and probate records from 1843-1848; 1850-1856.
     Martha Ann O'Neal was born on 15 December 1829 in Tennessee.2,3,1,4,5

     Martha Ann, 14, married Edwin N. Swinburne, 31, on 12 November 1844 at White County, Illinois. He is listed on the form as Edwin N. Swinburn and she, as Martha Ann ONeil.6,7

     Martha Ann Swinburne died on 18 December 1899 at age 70 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas,1,2,8 and was buried in Mexia City Cemetery, Mexia, Limestone County, Texas.           Her mortuary notice states she died at her home in Mexia on this date. She is described as about 70 years old and had lived in this section for many years.1,2,9

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185021 and unable to read and writeLynn Township, Posey County, Indiana3
186034 years of ageNacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas10
187040 years of ageNacogdoches PO, Nacogdoches County, Texas11
188054 years of ageMexia, Limestone County, Texas12

Citations

  1. [S367] Virginia J. Bounds and Imogene C. Barham. Limestone County, Texas Cemetery Surveys, I, Part 2 (Groesbeck, Texas: Limestone County History Museum, 1988), page 333.
  2. [S879] Martha Ann O'Neal Swinburne tombstone. Toby Turner, photographer, 3 Jul 1999, Mexia Cemetery, Mexia, Limestone County, Texas, Mexia, Limestone County, Texas.
  3. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Posey County, Indiana, population schedule, Lynn Township, dwelling 790, family 790, Edwin Swinburn household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S677] "1880 United States Federal Census," Limestone County, Texas, population schedule, Mexia Township, Enumeration District (ED) 917, Sheet 11, dwelling 122, family 124, Edwin N Swinburn household, digital images. Indicates a birth year of c1826. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  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:J6MK-MHK : accessed 2 Sep 2009), Sidney Johnson Swinburn, 04 Aug 1943; citing Mexia, Limestone Co. , Texas, reference 38585, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,137,434 Index may link to the wrong death certificate, go to image 2679 of 3524 to see it. States she was born in Indiana.
  6. [S410] Vaught, Harriet B.. Marriages from White County, Illinois (Carmi, Illinois: H. B. Vaught, 1950), page 40.
  7. [S1023] "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900", contributed by Office of the Secretary of State of Illinois, online at https://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp , website address verified 2 Jul 2019, Volume 002.
  8. [S1959] "MORTUARY - SWINBURN," Dallas Morning News, Texas, 20 Dec 1899, page 9, Mrs. E. N. Swinburn.
  9. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 4 Dec 2018, memorial page for Martha Ann O'Neal Swinburn (1829-1899) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by James Coston, maintained by Bettie Anne Jones; citing Mexia City Cemetery, Mexia, Limestone County, Texas. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  10. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Nacogdoches County, Texas, population schedule, Beat No. 1 A Township, dwelling 60, family 60, E N Swinburn household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  11. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Nacogdoches County, Texas, population schedule, 1st District Township, dwelling 115, family 115, Edward N Swinburn household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  12. [S677] "1880 U. S. Census," Limestone County, Texas, pop. sch., Mexia Township, ED 917, Sheet 11, dwell. 122, fam. 124, Edwin N Swinburn household, Roll 1317, page 442A.

Charles Granderson Turner1

M, #283, b. 17 February 1817, d. 30 January 1880
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner1 b. 18 Jun 1777, d. 20 Jun 1841
MotherMartha Wright b. c 1780, d. 7 Aug 1845
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Sarah Williamson Rainey b. 29 Oct 1815, d. 7 Oct 1888
Children
Last Edited18 May 2020
     
The Problem of Charles' Middle Name

For many years, it was believed that Charles' middle name of Granderson had to come from Martha's unknown father, despite the fact that a marriage bond existed for she and Stephen which gave her surname as Wright. Other information has since been found which firmly places her within the Wright family. So, why did Stephen and Martha name their only son, Charles Granderson. After considerable research, I came up with the following answer.
     Charles Granderson Turner was born on 17 February 1817, son of Stephen Turner and Martha Wright, in North Carolina.2,3,4

(To learn for whom he was named, click Charles Grandison Finney)

     Mecklenburg County is on the southern border with North Carolina, about midway in the state of Virginia. Mecklenburg County, Virginia was named, as was Charlotte County, for Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the wife of George III of England. Mecklenburg County was formed in 1764-65 from the St. James Parish portion of Lunenburg. St. James Parish was formed in 1761 when Cumberland Parish was divided. The area of Mecklenburg County is 665 square miles with Boydton as the county seat.

     Charles Granderson Turner, 21, and Sarah Williamson Rainey, 23, obtained a marriage bond on 13 December 1838 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia, with Thomas J. Rainey, her brother, as bondsman.5 Williamson Rainey, Jr, father of the bride, gave consent to the marriage on 13 December 1838 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.5

     Charles married Sarah Williamson Rainey, daughter of Williamson Rainey Jr and Martha Elizabeth Cook, after 13 December 1838 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia, with Rev. Benjamin R. Duval officiating.5

     "Charles Granderson Turner moved to a house across the creek from his father's plantation. The house was still being lived in 1931."6

     On 3 December 1839, in an Accounting of Sales and Inventory of William Rives' estate by George Hilliard , Charles G. Turner purchased a number of items as did John Turner, Mary Rives, and William Rives. The Account was duly entered at February Court 1840 at Warren County, North Carolina.7,8

     On 31 May 1841, he is appointed one of the executors of his father's will of this date.1

     In 1848, Bartlett Rainey and Media R. (her mark) of Northampton County, North Carolina conveyed to Charles G. Turner of Warren County, North Carolina for $1,200 (worth $31,388.35 in 2012 dollars) in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on both sides of Greet Creek and both sides of new road and adjoining William Rainey, George Williams, Charles Clealon, Matthew Williams, Williamson Rainey & others containing 511 5/4 acres with all appurtenances, tenements. This land was located in Marengo; Bartlett was the youngest brother of Sarah's father, Williamson Rainey.9

     After 1857, Sarah and Charles lived on Turner land in Warren County, North Carolina until about the time Williamson Rainey, Jr. died in 1857. They then sold their land in North Carolina and bought the Williamson Rainey Jr house. This property was lost following the Civil War. The property with the house was bought in 1919 by Ed Gaulin who operated a store on the road. His daughter is Vergie Dix, who was 86 years old and living in the house with a retarded relative in 1992. In an email dated April 11, 2001, additional information on the house, as well as the attached picture, was provided: "The house has five rooms downstairs and two rooms upstairs for a total of seven rooms. Virgie said her father had made a small addition to the kitchen area. You could see where it had been joined to the house. The chimney on the west end of the building is double-breasted, for fireplaces on both levels. Carstairs Bracy believed that the front of the house was burned and rebuilt. The chimney on the east side of the house has the date 1871 scratched into its stucco covering. Court records would make this after the Turners had moved away and the house was sold in 1867."

     A DAR marker is in the front yard commemorating the Revolutionary War service of Williamson Rainey, Sr. (1760-1847) as a private in the Virginia militia. There is also a windmill in the yard, the only one I have ever seen in Virginia. At the time we visited it was not working although the well was still used, the water being drawn up by hand. A simple-minded nephew was living with Virgie, who was 86 at the time of our first visit, and he drew the water and split wood to heat the house. Virgie had laundry hanging on the line in the yard. There was what appeared to be an outhouse behind the house, whether it was in use I do not know."

     "The Virginia Historical Society: Jeremy Francis Gilmore map #56, 1864 shows the Rainey/Turner house; J. F. Gilmore map #57 (sheet 3) shows Tanner's store on corner of St. Tammany Road and Bellefield Road. Vance and Warren Counties, North Carolina, also on maps #56 and #57. (The) Town of Boydton on Plank Road to Petersburg. . . Several maps call LaCrosse, Puryear. Maps include Tanner's store and Marengo Post Office, but do not show Sardis Church or houses. The Masonic hall is listed.

     Another Rainey house (is) on the road between Kidds Road and St. Tammany Road, which leads down to St. Tammany Ferry where the Roanoke River was crossed. The original town was in this area on the Roanoke River. It was moved and became Bracy when the railroad was built.10

     In February 1857, according to Vernon Drewa, a bill was introduced in Chancery Court as follows:

     "Martha Rainey, Henry Thomas & wife, Zackariah Curtis & wife, Thomas Thompson & wife, Herbert B. Rainey, Edward Cleaton & wife and Martha
Rainey.
vs.
John J. Rainey, Henry Rainey, Charles G. Turner & Sailie his wife, Charles W. Rainey, Adelia A. Rainey, and Rosa, Rufus and Robert Rainey, children
of Thomas J. Rainey.

     To the worshipful the County court of Mecklenburg in Chancery Sitting.
Your complainants Martha Rainey, Henry Thomas & Emily his wife formerly Rainey, Zachariah Curtis & Harriett his wife formerly Rainey, Thomas Thompson & Mary his wife formerly Rainey, Herbert B. Rainey, Edward Cleaton & Margaret his wife formerly Rainey, and Martha Rainey respectfully represent unto your worship that Williamson Rainey was in his lifetime seized and possessed of a considerable real estate, slaves & other personal property, and being so thereof seized and possessed, some time recently, to wit, in the early part of the year 1857 departed this life inteste, leaving your complainants and John J. Rainey, Henry Rainey, Charles G. Turner & Sailie his wife formerly Rainey, Charles W. Rainey, Adelia A. Rainey, and Rosa Rainey, Rufus Rainey & Robert Rainey children of Thomas J. Rainey his heirs at law that Charles G. Turner & John J. Rainey qualified in this court upon the Estate of the said Williamson Rainey and executed a proper bond conditioned as the law directs for the faithful discharge of their duties as administrators.
Your complainants further state that Martha Rainey one of your Complainants is the widow of the said Williamson Rainey and that she is desirous that her dower in the lands 7 slaves of her late husband should be assigned her without dela- that your complainants are informed and believe that the debts of the said Williamson Rainey are but few and of small amounts, and that they are fully satisfied, that it will require no part of the real estate or slaves to pay any part of the debts of the said Williamson Rainey, but that he has left more than enough of other property to satisfy them -Your complainants would further state that the said Williamson Rainey in his lifetime made advancements to several of his children - that he advanced to his daughter Sailie Rainey who intermarried with Charles G. Turner money and other property to the value of about $700 that he advanced to his son John J. Rainey money & other property to the value of about $800 that he advanced to his son Thomas J. Rainey the father of Rosa, Rufus, and Robert Rainey money & other property to the value of about $600 that he advanced to his daughter Harriett Rainey who intermarried with Zackaraiah Curtis money and other property to the value of about $700 that he advanced to his daughter Margaret Rainey who intermarried with Edward Cleaton money & other property to the value of about $700. that he advanced to his daughter Emily Rainey who intermarried with Henry Thomas money & other property to the value of about $700 - that he advanced to his daughter Mary Rainey who intermarried with Thomas Thompson money & other property to the value of about $700 - and that he advanced to his son Herbert B. Rainey money & other property to the value of about $800.     which advancements your complainants ask shall be accounted for by the parties respectively before they may be permitted to receive a distributive share of the Estate of which said Williamson Rainey died seized and possessed - Your complainants further state that after one third of the lands & slaves have been assigned to the Complainant Martha Rainey in the estate of her late husband Williamson Rainey as her dower that they do not believe the residue will be susceptible of partition in kind among the parties thereto entitled - that the interest of each in the real estate will be worth considerably less than three hundred dollars, and that the slaves being so few in numbers and so unequal in value that they cannot be well divided, your complainants therefore desire that the proceeds distributed among the parties in proportion to their respective interest therein - In consideration whereof, and as your complainants are without remedy except in a court of Equity where matters of this kind are along & properly cognizable your compts. pray that John J. Rainey & Charles G. Turner, Charles W. Rainey, Adelia A. Rainey, Rosa Rainey, Rufus Rainey & Robert Rainey the last six of whom are infants be made parties defendants to this bill and required to answer the allegations herein contained - that a guardian ad litem be assigned the infant defendants that one third in value of the real estate & slaves of which the said Williamson Rainey died seized and possessed be assigned to Martha Rainey as her dower and that the residue of each both the lands & slaves be sold and the proceeds there of be distributed among the parties thereto entitled in proportion to their respective Interests - And that your worships will grant unto your Compts. such other & general relief in the premises as in justice & Equity they may be entitled to & they will ever pray, etc."

     I do not know the outcome of this suit. Nor do I know who Thomas J. Rainey (his children being mentioned) was.11

     On 8 March 1857, John L. Rainey Commissioner of Williamson Rainey deced of one part and Charles G. Turner of the other part, in consideration of $262,conveyed Lot #5 on east side of great Creek, in the lower part of Mecklenburg County belonging to the estate of Williamson Rainey Deced containing 131 acres and bound on the north by lands of George Williams south by lands of Elizabeth Rainey, on the east by lands of Charles Turner and west by lands belonging to the Estate of the said Williamson Rainey Deed.12

     On 27 June 1860, on the Slave Schedule for 1860, Charles G. Turner had the following slaves in Regiment 98, Mecklenburg County, Virginia:
one Black male, age 75; one Black female, age 66; one Black male, age 50; one Mulatto female, age 50; one Black female, age 36; one Mulatto female, age 27; one Black male, 23; one Black male, age 22; one Black male, age 20; two Black females, age 14; one Black female, age 12; one Black female, age 10; one Black female, age 9; one Black female, age 7; one Black female, age 5; and two Mulatto males, age 3 for a total of 18 slaves.13

     On 13 March 1862, Boyd, A. G. Commr }      13 Mar 1862
To Est. }
     Charles G. Turner } . . . . A. G. Boyd Commissioner for the Estate of Wm Rainey acting under a decree of the county court of Mecklenburg on the one part and Charles G. Turner of the other part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred and three Dollars and 12 cents in hand paid or secured to be paid to the said Boyd by the said Turner. He the said A. G. Boyd as Commissioner doth hereby grant, bargain sell and delivery unto the said C. G. Turner a certain parcel of Land containing some Sixty two and 1/2 acres, bounded as follows . . . North John I. Person; East Timothy W. Thomas; South Beverly Valentine; West by C. G. Turner the right and title I hereby officially warrant as Commissioner give under my hand and seal this the day and date.                                        A. G. Boyd, Acting
                                   Commissioner for Est. Wm Rainey (seal)

Mecklenburg County Court
     I S. M. King a Justice of the Peace for the county of Mecklenburg and State of Virginia do certify that A. G. Boyd Commissioner whose name is signed to the writing shown bearing date on the 13th of March 1862 has acknowledged the same before me in the county aforesaid.
Given under my hand this the 13th day of March 1862.                 R. M. King

In the clerks office of the county court of Mecklenburg October 19th 1863.
     The foregoing Deed of Bargain and Sale together with the certificate of acknowledgement therein enclosed was this day received in the clerk's office aforesaid and admitted to record
      Teste            R. F. Clack Clerk
Indexed                    County Court
to and From at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.14

     On 21 September 1863, Mecklenburg Court
          "A writing purporting to be the Last will and testament of Jos. H. Rainey Late of this county dec'd was this day presented to the court and there being no subscribing witnesses to the Said will Charles G. Turner and D. T. (or J.) Thomas were sworn and severally deposed that they were acquainted with the handwriting of the Said Jos. H. Rainey, dec'd and verily believed that the Said will and signature thereto subscribed are wholly in the handwriting of the said Jos. H. Rainey dec'd whereupon the Same is ordered to be recorded as the true Last will and testament of the Said Jos. H. Rainey, dec'd And there being no Executor named in the Said will; on the motion of Peter M. King who made oath as the Law directs and entered into a bond in the penalty of $16,000 condition according to Law with John W. King and John J. Rainey his Sureties therein (who) justified on oath as to their Suffiancy and which Said bond being acknowledged by the Obliging therein isordered to be recorded; Certificate is granted the Said Peter M. King for obtaining Letters of administration on the Estate of the Said Jos. H. Rainey and with his Said will annexed in due form.
     Teste
     R. F. Clack Clk at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.15

     On 14 October 1863, a deed was conveyed from Williamson Rainey's Estate to Charles G. Turner at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.16

     On 7 January 1867, Charles G. Turner and I. I. Daly hereby appointed Trustee in consideration of the premises and $5 paid to him by the said Daly conveys property to Daly and his assigns all the real property and personal estate of him the said Turner in the County of Mecklenburg, Virginia, except such personal property as is exempt by law from liability for the payments of his debts . . . Consists of land on which Turner lives containing 800 acres. The personal property consists of household and kitchen furniture, plantation utensils, one horse, one ox cart and oxen, a buggy and harness, the stock of cattle sheep and hogs also a debt of about $75 with interest there on due by Wm (?) R. Grigg for the purchase of a wagon on which debt a suit has been instituted. In Trust to secure the payment of the following debts owing by the said Charles G. Turner, namely some tax accounts and fees due to said Daly and the following debts on which judgements have been obtained against said Turner and which are to have priority according to the respective liens of the judgements . . . namely
          First Class - the three judgements of the 27 January 1866 one in favor of Martha E. Rainey for $1000 - with interest thereon from 28th May 1858 and costs of $3.75 subject to the following credits $77.56 paid 1st January 1862 and $200 paid 3rd April 1863. A judgement of same date in favor of Stephen W. Turner for $300 with interest from 22nd September 1865 and costs $3.75 and a judgement in favor of Benjamin F. Turner of the same date for $325 with interest thereon from 15 December 1865 and costs $3.75. Also a judgement of the 9th of March 1866 in favor of Mary E. Thompson for $98 with interest from January 1864 and $5.85 - a judgement in favor of Wm. T. Pennington of the 30th March 1866 for $200 with interest from December 1859 and costs $3.85.
          Second Class - The following four judgements obtained against the said Charles G. Turner in April 1866 and entered on the lien docket on 20 April 1866, one in favor of John W. King for $62 with interest from 29 January and costs $7.90. One in favor of Wm. King (?) for the benefit of John W. King for $1619.70 with interest on $1443.32 part thereof from 1st January 1861 and on $176.38 the residue from 26 March 1861 and costs $7.50 subject to a credit of $120.04 with interest on $2208.15 part thereof from the 31st day of 1866 and costs $22.28 and a judgement of the same date in favor of Evans Tanner against the said Charles G. Turner who was surety and surviving obligor of John D. D. Pearson for $100 with interest from 14 March 1861 and costs $7.50.
          Third Class - all debts owing by the said Charles G. Turner which are not mentioned above, the creditors in this class in order for them to have an interest in this deed are required to exhibit to the trustee I. I. Daly on or before the 16 January 1867 when the property hereby conveyed is to be sold, the evidence of their respective claims.
          And the said Daly is hereby authorized and directed whenever requested by any creditors aforesaid to sell at auction on such terms as he shall deem advisable for the interest of the parties concerned the property hereby conveyed and out of the proceeds of the sale after paying all the expenses attending the execution of this trust including a commission of 5% to the trustee and paying the taxes owing by the said Charles G. Turner and retaining $30 due by the said Turner to the said Daly, shall apply the residue of the proceeds of the sale to the discharge of the debts above mentioned and provided for in this deed, which are to be paid and have priority in the order they are above classified and if a deficiency arises in either class, the debts provided for in that classare to be prorata according to the proceeds of sale applicable thereto. If any surplus of the proceeds of sale remain after discharging the provisions of this deed, the same is to be paid to the order of the said Chas. G. Turner.

A List of goods sold at auction for Charles G. Turner:
          The above is an account of the property sold by me as trustee in a deed of trust executed by Chas. G. Turner and recorded 7th January 1867, the sale was made on the 18th January 1867 on a credit of 6 months bearing interest from day of sale on sums above $50. Given under my hand and seal this 28th day of February 1867.                 I. I. Daly
                Trustee
               Richard King bought $695 - coffee mill, saw, raw hides, blanket
               Peter King bought $51.85 worth of goods
               Phil Love bought $104.46 worth of goods
     ( I did not copy down others.)17

     After he'd lost everything, Charles, his wife and his son, Benjamin, were moved by his son, Stephen Williamson Turner, along with some of their former slaves to Smith County, Texas.

     In November 1869, Charles was one of three appraisers for the estate of J. M. Rush at Smith County, Texas.18

     On 27 October 1870, a contract between C. T. Park of 1st part and Stephen Terry of the second part. Witness that for and in consideration of the sum of $340.66 (worth $6,082.48 in 2012 dollars) the party of the first part hereby transfers to the party of the second part the purchase of a tract of land known as the "home tract" of C. G. Turner containing 511 acres which was purchased by C. T. Park of S. R. Johnson substitued trustee of said C. G. Turner.19

     In 1871, Charles Granderson conveyed to Reuben N. Williams 230 acres for $700 on waters of Dick's Branch beginning at 3 white oaks bounded as follows, 3 white oaks on Benjamin Norwood's line. thence along said line south 185 poles to Daniel Newman's line, thence along said line east 210 poles to a white oak John H. Bullock's line, thence along said line north 177 poles to three maples on Buck's Branch, thence west 202 poles along said J. H. Bullock's line to a corner in lot, thence west along William Burrough's line to the farther corner of the lot to a red oak, thence south to the Path thence down the Patch to Dick's Branch, thence up the branch to the beginning.20

     In September 1873, he was one of three appraisers for the estate of R. B. Simpson at Smith County, Texas.21

     In October 1874, he was one of two appraisers for the estate of Augustine Niblack at Smith County, Texas.22

     On 5 October 1876, a deed between C. G. Turner and Sarah W. his wife of the state of Texas of the first part and Stephen Terry of Mecklenburg County, Virginia, of the second part in consideration of $70 (worth $1,487.26 in 2012 dollars) do hereby give, grant, bargain and sell . . . all their right and interest in . . . being the dower interest of said Sarah W. Turner in a tract of 511 acres of land formerly owned by said C. G. Turner and bounded by land of Peter King, Mary Thompson (?) W. Thomas and Rebecca King and others the said land hereto fore bought by Stephen Terry of H. Sydnor Trustee
                                        Signed State of Texas, County of Smith,
     Precinct #1, Smith County, Texas, personally appearing before me wife examined separately and apart from her husband and deed thoroughly explained to her - retracted dower interest at Smith County, Texas.

     Charles Granderson Turner died on 30 January 1880 at age 62 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas,2,23 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, Texas.2,23

     He is also reported to have died on 30 June 1880 at Tyler, Smith County, Texas. I don't believe the June date is accurate because Sarah Williamson Turner was living in her son's household on 8 Jun 1880 when she was enumerated as a widow.24

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840with one free white female under 10; one free white male between 20 and 30; and, one free white female between 20 and 30 years of age. His slaves consisted of: one male under 10; four males between 10 and 24; one male between 36 and 55; one female under 10; one female between 36 and 55 - a total of eleven in the household. Five were engaged in agricultureWarren County, North Carolina25
185032 years of age. Also living in his household were Eliza Pearson, age 20, and Margaret Love, age 17. He lived near his father-in-law (household 143) and his brother-in-law, William Rainey (household 146)98th District, Mecklenburg County, Virginia26
Farmer, with property valued at $1,200.00 (worth $32,628.23 in 2012 dollars)26
186043 years of age with a large household consisting of his immediate family plus Martha C. Rainey (25), Adeline Rainey (17), both of whom I recognize. Rufus Rainey (15) and Robert Rainey (9) were the children of Thomas J. Rainey as proven in the chancery court suit. Also living in this household were Samuel Wright (65); and three men listed as farm labor: Wm. Vaughn, 22; David Ma/[illegible/], 17, and Thomas /[ditto/], 15. The latter two were BlackSaint Tammany PO, Mecklenburg County, Virginia27
Farmer with real estate was valued at $4,000 (worth $100,739.74 in 2012 dollars) and whose personal property was valued at $10,000 (worth $251,849.36 in 2012 dollars)27
1870as 57 years of age and is living in Benjamin's householdTyler, Smith County, Texas28
Farm Labor28

Citations

  1. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), pages 114, 115; citing Will Book 37, page 532.
  2. [S176] East Texas Genealogical Society. Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas, I (Tyler: The East Texas Genealogical Society, 1981), page 15.
  3. [S71] "1910 United States Federal Census," Ellis County, Texas, population schedule, Justice Precinct No 6 Township, Enumeration District (ED) 143, dwelling 62, family 62, Stephen W Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, population schedule, 98th Regiment Township, dwelling 140, family 140, Charles G. Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  5. [S423] Vogt, John and Kethley, T. William. Mecklenburg County Marriages - 1765-1853 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Co., 1989), page 259. Virginia Historic Marriage Register.
  6. [S800] Letter from Turner, Grady (Dallas, Texas) to Ann Turner Cook, 4 Jul 1969; Library of Toby Turner (Houston, Harris County, Texas).
  7. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner, in which an Accounting of the Sales and Inventory, February Court 1840, was graciously included citing Record Book 37, page 293.
  8. [S3177] "North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970, " images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1::33S7-9GHG-9F4D?i=188&wc=32GS-K66%3A170078601%2C170856301&cc=1867501 ), William Reeves, 1839; citing Warren County Wills, 1838-1841, vol. 37, images 187-189 of 346 (pages 293-296): accessed 26 Dec 2016.
  9. [S251] Luke, Joy Turner, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (Sperryville, Virginia) to Toby Turner, dated 17 Feb 2001; citing Mecklenburg Deed ook 34, page 109.
  10. [S251] Luke. Email, dated 17 Feb 2001.
  11. [S230] Drewa. Email, dated 7 Aug 2007 containing an ahnentafel of Stephen W. Turner, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Chancery Court, Feb 1857. The Library of Virginia has microfilm roll 164 of Chancery Order Book 2, 1845-1860, Circuit Superior Court of Law available on interlibrary loan.
  12. [S251] Luke. Email, dated 17 Feb 2001, citing Mecklenburg County Deed Book 35, page 505..
  13. [S3037] "1860 United States Federal Census - Slave Schedules," digital images, Ancestry.com (Provo, Utah): accessed 12 May 2012), entry for Charles G. Turner.
  14. [S3148] Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deed Books, v. 36-37, 1859-1870, FHL Film 0,032,549, microfilm of original records in the Madison County courthouse in Huntsville, Alabama, Deed Book, v. 36, 1859-1863, pages 633-634.
  15. [S493] Rainey, H. Wayne, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, dated 6 Dec 2008, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Book 20, page 569.
  16. [S3137] Mecklenburg County, Virginia General Index to Deeds, Grantor M-Z 1765-1933, FHL Film 0,032,529, microfilm of original records at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Boydton, Virginia and at the Virginia State Library and Archives in Richmond, Virginia, Book 36, citing page 633.
  17. [S3148] Mecklenburg Co., VA Deed Bks, v36-37, FHL Film 0,032,549, citing Mecklenburg Deed Book 37, pages 357-360.
  18. [S1213] Leath, Andrew L., abstractor. Abstracts of the Smith County Probate Records, Smith County, Texas 1846-1880 (Tyler: The Jack T. Greer Memorial Trust Fund, 1984), page 105; citing File 360.
  19. [S251] Luke. Email, email from Joy Turner Luke to H. Wayne Rainey and copied to Toby Turner dated 17 Feb 2001, citing Mecklenburg County Deed Book 38, page 218.
  20. [S251] Luke. Email, from her research notes mailed Aug 2011 made in Warrenton Courthouse on 30 Apr 1997, citing Deed Book 34, page 77.
  21. [S1213] Leath. Smith Co., TX Probate Records, page 126; File S.
  22. [S1213] Leath. Smith Co., TX Probate Records, page 356; File 466.
  23. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 14 Jan 2014, memorial page for C C Turner (1817-1880) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by cjgriffith, maintained by Tyler; citing Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  24. [S358] Lineage application of Julia Rainey Turner Garner, Daughters of the American Revolution, Despite diligent searches, I was not able to find this at the DAR site or library, even though I have a copy of it courtesy of Vernon Drewa..
  25. [S1026] "1840 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 372, page 31, images 20 and 21, line 26, Charles G. Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M704. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  26. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, pop. sch., 98th Regiment Township, dwell. 140, fam. 140, Charles G. Turner, household , Roll 960, page 57A, image 17.
  27. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, population schedule, dwelling 214, family 214, Charles G. Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  28. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Smith County, Texas, population schedule, Tyler Beat No 1 Township, dwelling 309, family 311, Benj Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

Stephen Turner1

M, #284, b. 18 June 1777, d. 20 June 1841
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner1,2 b. bt 1726 - 1743, d. b Nov 1799
MotherSusannah Hamner d. b 27 May 1813
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Martha Wright b. c 1780, d. 7 Aug 1845
Children
Last Edited12 Aug 2019
     Stephen Turner was born on 18 June 1777, son of Stephen Turner and Susannah Hamner.1

     On 14 October 1799, he and his mother are named executors in his father's will of this date.2

     Stephen Turner and Martha Wright obtained a marriage bond on 11 March 1801 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, with Austen Wright, who was either her father or her brother, as bondsman.3

     Stephen, 23, married Martha Wright, daughter of Austin Wright and Sarah Lark, on 11 March 1801 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.4

     In Susanna Hamner Turner's bible is the following entry for Stephen and Martha:
Page 11     The writing does not appear to be Susanna's, but I could be wrong:
          "[badly torn area] on frida the seven
          [badly torn] year of our lord 1802 - [this would be Susan D.]
          [badly torn]ter of Stephen turner
          and Mathey his wife was born on monday the
          29 day of october in the year of our
          lord 1804 [this would be Jane, her given name proven by a book on Christian ministers)
          Rebecca Mitchel Turner Daughter of Stephen
          Turner and Martha his wife was born on
          friday the third of October in the year
          of our lord 1806."5

     On 24 February 1812, Stephen gave evidence that "Robert Wright, Jr. of Mecklenburg County, Virginia was entitled to a certain Negro by his intermarriage with Rebecca Turner, now Rebecca Wright," who was Stephen's sister.6,7

     
Will of Hannah Davis


     I Hannah Davis being in perfect mind and memory and knowing it was appointed for all once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
1st. I give and bequeath unto Winifred Davis, Jacob, Temperance D. Davis (of Jno. Davis dec'd) Thomas Davis, and Temperance Duke, to them and their heirs forever the following property, viz, Peter, Fanny, Davy Arthur, Dicey, Betsey, Grace and Ferebee together with their present and future increase, also all other property that I possess or enjoy both above and beneath the surface of the Earth as also that portion of the earth whereon I now live.
2nd. I give and bequeath unto Thomas Davis two Negro Women Dinah & Cherry together with their present and future increase to him and his heirs forever. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of June one thousand eight hundred and nineteen.

          Hannah Davis

Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of
Test
Stephen Turner
Henly Turner


     Hannah Turner-Davis, widow of Peter Davis, d.1804, was the sister of Gov. James Turner. It is believed, based on DNA, that James Turner is related in some way to Terisha Turner.8,9

     Warren County, February Court 1826
     This last will and testament of Hannah Davis dec'd, was duly proved in open court by the oaths of Stephen Turner and Henly Turner subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion it is ordered to be recorded.

C. Drake CWCC.8

     "Rev. Stephen Turner belonged to the North Carolina and Virginia Conference. He was born in Warren County, North Carolina, and died about the year 1841. This year the Conference was held at Apple's church in Guilford county, North Carolina, and a record is made of his having died. In his early ministry he was associated doubtless with Thomas Reeves, James Warren, and James O'Kelly, the founder of the Church [Christian, not Methodist]. The first record we have of his attending a Conference of General Meeting is that at Kedar [which was later known as Mt. Auburn] in Warren county, North Carolina, in 1833. But it is quite certain also that he was at one or both of the General Meetings at Raleigh in 1807 and 1808. He attended the General Meeting at New Providence in 1834, but was not reported as having a charge or stationed on a circuit. He likewise attended the Conference at New Providence in 1837; and, in 1840, he was present at the Conference at Union meeting house, in Orange (now Alamance) county. This was the last Conference that he ever attended."10

     Later on in this book, a reference is made "to Madison, as a boy of about 10, having met Rev. Stephen Turner in 1830. . .11 "

     Between 1827 and 1839, Stephen performed six marriages in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.12

     On 21 October 1829, he is named in his brother, Hen(d)ley's will.13

     In October 1833, could this be the Majr. Stephen Turner who purchased one item at Bullock Store at Warren County, North Carolina.14

     Abstract of the Will of Stephen Turner:
Wife MARTHA - lend all my property for her lifetime. Son CHARLES G. TURNER - land where he now lives adj. BENJA. NORWOOD, the Little Branch, and AARON PITCHFORD. At my wife's death, I give my daughter SUSAN FOWLER Negro Ann. I confirm all the property I have previously given my children. I have lent my son-in-law EDWIN F. FOWLER $500, of which I want $50 paid to my son-in-law WM. READ, and $50 more paid to said FOWLER. Daughter HARRIETT - land being part of the tract where I now live, containing 50 acres, adj. AARON PITCHFORD and Dick's Branch.
Ex.     son CHARLES, friend GEORGE JEFFERSON
Wit.     JONES MABRY, S. H. TURNER

     One notes that he does not mention his daughters, Rebecca and Jane, or their husbands in his will, but he could have devised property to them at some earlier date.15

     Stephen Turner left a will dated on 31 May 1841 at Warren County, North Carolina.

Will of Stephen Turner

     "I Stephen Turner of the county of Warren and State of North Carolina being conscious of the uncertainty of life and now of Sound mind do make this my last will and Testament in manner aforesd following VIZ 1st after paying my just debts I lend to my beloved [inserted above line: wife] Martha during her natural life, all the property of which I die possessed with the exception of my Waggon which I give to my son Chs. G. Turner -
      2nd I give & bequeath to my said son Charles G. Turner and his heirs forever the Tract of Land on which I now live and bounded as follows Viz: Beginning at my corner in Benjm Norwoods line and running down the little branch to the path at the ford thence Southeast along the path to said Charles G. Turner's land then North along said Turners [?] to the farther corner of sd lot thence East to Aaron Pitchfords corner.
      3re At the death of my wife I give & bequeath to my daughter Susan Fowler a negro girl by name Ann and all the property of every description which I have given to my several children and of which they are now in possession, I give & bequeath to them individually.
      4th I have lent my son in law Edwin F. Fowler five hundred Dollars for which I require no Interest but of said Sum I wish Fifty Dollars paid to my son in Law Wm Read, and fifty dollars more I give to said Fowler, and should the aforementioned Negro Ann given to my daughter, Susan Fowler, die or from any cause become valueless, then & in that case I give to the said Edwin F. Fowler the remaining four hundred dollars in his hand.
      5th I give & bequeath to my daughter Harriett a certain parcel of Land, a part of the tract on which I now reside, containing fifty acres be the same more or less and bounded as follows. viz beginning on Aaron Pitchfords line and running by the [?] of the woods across Dick's branch to Vining Harris line. I also give her young Mary, a bed & furniture, [?] 2 cows & calves, two little Steers and a sow and pigs. I also give her at the death of my wife the land on which I reside not otherwise devised.
      6th In the event of my wife's death I wish all my estate equally divided between my several children and at no time whatever I wish a Sale of my effects to take place or an Inventory given.
      7 I do hereby appoint my son Charles G. Turner and my friend George Jefferson Executors of this my last will & testament. In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and affixed my seal this 31st day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred & forty one
      Signed & Sealed in presence of/                 Stephen Turner (Seal)
      Jones Mabry            /
      S. H. Turner            /."16

(To see a scanned copy of his will, click on Stephen Turner Will - 1841)

     Stephen Turner died on 20 June 1841 at age 64 in Warren County, North Carolina.
     In the Susannah Hamner Turner Bible, it states, "Majah (sic) Stephen Turner departed this life on the 20th day of June 1841 age 64 years and 2 days." It was not uncommon for men who served in the Revolution to be given "upgrades" in their military titles.1

His estate was probated in August 1841 at Warren County, North Carolina.
State of North Carolina Warren County
Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions August Term 1841
     The last Will & testament of Stephen Turner decd, was [?] in open Court for probate, and was proven in due form of Law by Jones Mabry, Stephen H. Turner subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Whereupon Charles G. Turner one of the Excr. therein named qualified according to Law.
      Teste            M. J. Montgomery CLK.17,18

     Mary Wacz, in her correspondence with Vernon Drewa, mentions only Harriet and Susan as children of Stephen and Martha Revis.     

     Grady Turner writes the following: "The Stephen Turner Plantation was located in Warrenton, North Carolina. It was a large two-story house with a fireplace in each room and hand-hewn mantles. Across the creek was the house where Charles Granderson Turner moved when he married and where Dad was born."19

     He was reburied in Mount Auburn Christian Church Cemetery, Manson, Warren County, North Carolina, circa 1947 when his remains were removed to this cemetery after Kerr Lake was built. His original grave was marked #4, Cemetery 87.20 Other remains of people associated with him disinterred from Cemetery #87 were those of William W. Burroughs, Martha Revis Turner, and Harriett Hamner Turner.

     [Note: Vance County was formed out of Franklin, Granville and Warren Counties in 1881.]21

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
August 1811in Capt. Green's District along with the names of his brothers, Terisha and Henry TurnerWarren County, North Carolina22
August 1812in Capt. Turner's District with 219 1/4 acres in the this term of CourtWarren County, North Carolina23
1813on Capt. Turner's ListWarren County, North Carolina24
1814Nutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1790as one of the three free white males under 16Warren County, North Carolina25
1800as one of the three free white males between 16 and 25 enumerated within his mother's householdWarren County, North Carolina26
1810with a household consistinig of: one free white male between 26 and 44; three free white females under 10; and, one free white female between age 26 and 44 (presumably his wife) with eight slaves reportedWarren County, North Carolina27
1820with one free white male under 10; one free white male between 26 and 45 (presumably himself); two free white females under 10; two free white females between 10 and 16; two free white females between 16 and 26; and, one free white female between 26 and 45Warren County, North Carolina28
1830with one free white male between 10 and 15; one free white male between 50 and 60 (himself); one free white female between 50 and 10; two free white females between 10 and 15; and, one free white female between 40 and 50 years of age. His slaves consisted of: four males under 10; two males between 10 and 24; two males between 24 and 36; one male between 36 and 55; and one male between 55 and 100; one female under 10; two females between 10 and 24; one female between 36 and 55; and two females between 55 and 100 years of age - a total of sixteenNutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina29
1840with one free white male between 10 and 15; one free white male between 60 and 70 (himself); two free white females between 5 and 10; one free white female between 20 and 30; and one free white female between 60 and 70 years of age. His slaves consisted of one male under 10; two males between 10 and 24; two males between 24 and 36; one male between 36 and 55; one male between 55 and 100; one female under 10; two females between 10 and 24; one female between 36 and 55; and two females between 55 and 100 years of age - a total of nineteen of whom 13 were employed in agricultureWarren County, North Carolina30

Citations

  1. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009.
  2. [S1685] Warren County, North Carolina Record of Wills, Accounts, Inventories, and Settlements, vols. 10-13, 1798-1807, FHL Film 0,531,532, microreproduction of manuscript and typescript filmed by North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Stephen Turner will, Volume 10, pages 193-198.
  3. [S423] Vogt, John and Kethley, T. William. Mecklenburg County Marriages - 1765-1853 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Co., 1989), page 138; Marriage Bond No. 11. Virginia Historic Marriage Register.
  4. [S423] Vogt and Kethley, Mecklenburg Co VA Marr - 1765-1853, page 138; citing Marriage Bond No. 11.
  5. [S548] Susannah Hamner Turner Bible, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, the original has been digitized and is available at the NC Archives Digital Repository at http://digitalstatelibnc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p15012coll1&CISOPTR=3054&REC=4
  6. [S2205] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates: Warren County, North Carolina 1805-1833, II (Raleigh: D. B. G., 1989), page 17; citing County Court Minutes, August, 1807 - May, 1812, page 247.
  7. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," typed manuscript, Wright, Lucius F., analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, received via email 17 Mar 2011, page 9, citing Warren County, North Carolina Court Order Book, page 270, as cited by Ginger Christmas-Beattie and Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, VII (1810-1813), (Forest Grove, OR: Ancestral Tracks, 2001), page 76.
  8. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), page 30; citing Will Book 29, page 63.
  9. [S5955] "Will of Hannah (Turner) Davis - 1826", transcribed by Deloris Williams, online at http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/wills/wills-indv/war-wills7.htm#davis-h , accessed 12 Aug 2019.
  10. [S2172] Kernodle M.A., Peter Jefferson. Lives of Christian Ministers: Over Two Hundred Memoirs (Richmond: The Central Publishing Co., 1909), page 76, I am indebted to Sandy Bolick for pointing me this book in an email dated 11 Sep 2009.
  11. [S2172] Kernodle M.A.. Lives of Christian Ministers, page 272.
  12. [S423] Vogt and Kethley, Mecklenburg Co VA Marr - 1765-1853, page 302.
  13. [S88] Gammon. Will Absts. of Warren Co., NC 1779-1844, I, pages 112-113; citing Will Book 32, page 293.
  14. [S251] Luke, Joy Turner, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (Sperryville, Virginia) to Toby Turner, from her research notes mailed Aug 2011.
  15. [S88] Gammon. Will Absts. of Warren Co., NC 1779-1844, I, pages 114, 115; citing Will Book 37, page 532 (images 317, 318 on FamilySearch).
  16. [S3177] "North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970, " images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-LGHG-9N9D?mode=g&i=316&wc=32GS-K66%3A170078601%2C170856301&cc=1867501 ), Stephen Turner, 1841, citing Warren County Wills, 1838-1841, vol. 37, image 317 of 346 (page 531): accessed 1 Feb 2012.
  17. [S262] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates, Warren County, North Carolina, 1833-1851, III (Raleigh: D.B.G., c1988), page 25; citing County Court Minutes 1840-1843.
  18. [S3177] "NC Probate Recds., 1735-1970," FamilySearch, Stephen Turner, 1841, citing Warren County Wills, 1838-1841, vol. 37, image 318 of 346 (page 532), at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-LGHG-9N9D?mode=g&i=316&wc=32GS-K66%3A170078601%2C170856301&cc=1867501, accessed 1 Feb 2012.
  19. [S800] Letter from Turner, Grady (Dallas, Texas) to Ann Turner Cook, 4 Jul 1969; Library of Toby Turner (Houston, Harris County, Texas).
  20. [S251] Luke. Email, dated 10 Apr 1999.
  21. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 21 Feb 2011, memorial page for Stephen Turner (1777-1841), gives the town as Manson and the county as Warren, rather than Vance, as Joy Luke states at memorial page... Maintained by Louise (Homan) Keiser; citing Mount Auburn Christian Church, Manson, Warren County, North Carolina. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  22. [S977] Kerr, Mary Hinton, abstractor. Warren County, North Carolina Records, Volume III, Abstracts of Will Books, 1779-1814 (Warrenton: M.H. Kerr, 1969), Stephen Turner entry, page 199.
  23. [S1686] Warren County, North Carolina Record of Wills, Accounts, Inventories and Settlements, vols. 14-18, 1807-1816, FHL Film 0,531,533, microreproduction of manuscript and typescript filmed by the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, page 218; Stephen Turner entry, vol. ?, page 117.
  24. [S1686] Warren Co., NC Wills, Invs. & Settlemnts., vols. 14-18, FHL Film 0,531,533, page 230; Stephen Turner entry, page 317.
  25. [S5519] "United States Census, 1790," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKB-KBV ): accessed re-accessed 7 Aug 2019, Stephen Turner, Warren, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 82, column 2, line 23, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 568,147.
  26. [S58] "1800 U. S. Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 32, page 834, line 4, Susanna Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M32. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  27. [S688] "1810 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 42, page 325, line 43, Stephen Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M252. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  28. [S59] "1820 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 82, page 433, line 5, Stephen Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M33. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015. Their 1820 census image quality was superior to those available on ancestry.com.
  29. [S683] "1830 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 125, page 579, images 7 and 8, line 2, Stephen Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M19. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  30. [S1026] "1840 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 372, page 31, images 20 and 21, line 7, Stephen Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M704. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  31. [S88] Gammon. Will Absts. of Warren Co., NC 1779-1844, I, pages 114, 115; citing Will Book 37, page 532.
  32. [S2172] Kernodle M.A.. Lives of Christian Ministers, page 324.
  33. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 10 . 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.

Benjamin Franklin Turner1,2

M, #285, b. 20 November 1839, d. 1 July 1875
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherCharles Granderson Turner3,4 b. 17 Feb 1817, d. 30 Jan 1880
MotherSarah Williamson Rainey5,4 b. 29 Oct 1815, d. 7 Oct 1888
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited28 May 2019
     Benjamin Franklin Turner was born on 20 November 1839, son of Charles Granderson Turner and Sarah Williamson Rainey, in Virginia.3,2

     Between 1859 and 1860, Benjamin is listed as member of the Sophomore class at Emory and Henry College.6

     Between 1860 and 1861, he is shown as a member of the Junior class, as well as being a member of the Freshman class (which makes no sense).7

     Benjamin Franklin Turner left a will dated on 9 July 1863 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas, iin which he names his mother, Sarah W. Turner and his brother, S. W. Turner as Executor.8

     On 11 October 1864, According to his certificate (attached as an exhibit) he served in the 3rd Infantry 2nd Company I, Virginia.9

     Benjamin never married.

     Benjamin Franklin Turner died on 1 July 1875 at age 35 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas,10,4,11 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, Texas. His tombstone says he died 26 Jun 18?5.


Inscription reads:

"son of C. G. & S. W. Turner

Died in Peace."4,12

     On 6 July 1875, Stephen petitioned to become executor of his brother's estate.10

     His estate was probated on 6 July 1875 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas.8

     Benjamin Franklin Turner's estate was inventoried after 6 July 1875 in Smith County, Texas, It consisted of: 76.5 acres, $1,500
2 horses and mules, $250;
43 cattle, $237.50
35 hogs and bacon, $155
etc. for a total of $2,147.50 (worth $44,922.04 in 2013 dollars).10

     Benjamin Franklin Turner's estate was appraised after 6 July 1875 in Smith County, Texas, by Thomas A. Niblack, and C. A. Rush.10

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185011 years of age98th Regiment, Mecklenburg County, Virginia3
186020 years of ageSaint Tammany PO, Mecklenburg County, Virginia5
187030 years of age and is head of the household in which his parents resideTyler, Smith County, Texas13
Farmer with personal property valued at $37513

Citations

  1. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner, dated 16 Sep 1997 containing a report entitled "Turner Family", page 2.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Dec 2016, memorial page for Benjamin Franklin Turner (1839-1875) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by cjgriffith, maintained by Tyler; citing Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, Texas. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  3. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, population schedule, 98th Regiment Township, dwelling 140, family 140, Charles G. Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S176] East Texas Genealogical Society. Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas, I (Tyler: The East Texas Genealogical Society, 1981), page 15.
  5. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, population schedule, dwelling 214, family 214, Charles G. Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  6. [S1054] Emory and Henry College. Catalogue of Emory and Henry College with Course of Instruction, &C., 1869-1860 (Wytheville: D. A. St. Clair, Printer, 1860), a copy of the catalogue was graciously provided by Vernon Drewa.. A copy of which was graciously provided by Vernon Drewa.
  7. [S1053] Emory and Henry College. Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Emory and Henry College, Washington County, Va.,1860-1861 (Wytheville: D. A. St. Clair, Printer, 1861), a copy of the catalogue was graciously provided by Vernon Drewa..A copy of which was graciously provided by Vernon Drewa.
  8. [S1213] Leath, Andrew L., abstractor. Abstracts of the Smith County Probate Records, Smith County, Texas 1846-1880 (Tyler: The Jack T. Greer Memorial Trust Fund, 1984), File: T PMB: C-3/58/E282-286 374-376 1/42.
  9. [S2872] "The American Civil War Research Database", online at https://login.openathens.net/auth/houstontx.gov/o/69556834?t=%2Fsaml%2F2%2Fsso%2Fhoustontx.gov%2Fo%2F69556834%2Fc%2Fproxy.openathens.net%3FSAMLRequest%3DjZLdbuIwEIVfxfJ9YucXxyJUbNGqSN1dVNJe7J3jTMBSsNmMQ%252BHtN4UitVJb9dpnzhnPd6Y3x11HDtCjcbakUcgpAatdY%252B , website address verified 10 Jul 2019, accessed 8 Apr 2011. Houston Public Library card is required to access this site.
  10. [S1213] Leath. Smith Co., TX Probate Records, page 137; File 466 File: T PMB: C-3/58/E282-286 374-376 1/42.
  11. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Benjamin Franklin Turner (1839-1875) at memorial page.... FindAGrave site says he died 26 Jun 1875 in Tyler.
  12. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for B F Turner (1839-?) At memorial page....
  13. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Smith County, Texas, population schedule, Tyler Beat No 1 Township, dwelling 309, family 311, Benj Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

Benjamin Holmes McClinton1

M, #286, b. 7 August 1882, d. 9 July 1926
FatherBenjamin F. McClinton2,3 b. 15 Nov 1847, d. 17 Feb 1925
MotherZelia Ziemma Poole2,4 b. 21 Sep 1847, d. 12 Mar 1919

Family

Dora Blanche Turner b. 20 May 1883, d. 3 Mar 1980
Children
Last Edited23 Sep 2019
     Benjamin Holmes McClinton was born on 7 August 1882, son of Benjamin F. McClinton and Zelia Ziemma Poole, in Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas.1

     Benjamin Holmes McClinton, 21, married Dora Blanche Turner, 20, daughter of Rev. Stephen Williamson Turner and Dora Anna Shuford, on 8 November 1903 in Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas. Rev. Stephen W. Turner, father of the bride, officiated at the marriage ceremony. He filed the marriage record on 9 Nov 1903 and it was recorded on the 10th.5,6

     Circa 1918, the family moved from Gatesville to Cisco in Eastland County, Texas.2

     Benjamin Holmes McClinton died on 9 July 1926 at age 43 in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas,2,1 and was buried in Masonic Cemetery, Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas.
     There appears to be no death certificate for him in any county in Texas.2,1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
190017 years of ageGatesville, Coryell County, Texas3
Post Office Clerk3
191027 years of age and married for six years. He is living immediately adjacent to his fatherGatesville, Coryell County, Texas7
Officer, Department of County Clerk who owns a mortgaged home7
192037 years of age. He is mis-indexed under Mc Clinton, B. LCisco, Eastland County, Texas8
Owns a Drugstore where he is an employer who rents his home8

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 9 Mar 2012, memorial page for Benjamin Holmes McClinton (1882-1926) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Julie Schwyhart, maintained by Rebecca Ewing Peterson; citing Masonic Cemetery, Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  2. [S1214] Coryell Museum and Historical Center, compiler. Families of Coryell County, Texas (Gatesville: Pediment Publishing, 2004), page 145.
  3. [S70] "1900 United States Federal Census," Coryell County, Texas, population schedule, Enumeration District (ED) 40, Sheet 3, dwelling 48, family 49, Benj F McClinton household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Zelia Ziemma McClinton (1847-1919) at memorial page....
  5. [S202] Coryell County Genealogical Society. Marriage book, Coryell County, Texas : alphabetized by bride and groom, 1897-1904, Book 6 (Gatesville: Coryell County Genealogical Society, 1998), page 42, Wedding Book 6, page 511.
  6. [S1665] Coryell County, Texas Marriages, vols. 5-6, 1892-1906, FHL Film 0,984,713 #2, microfilm of original records at the Coryell County courthouse in Gatesville, Texas, Ben H. McCliinton and Dora B. Turner, vol. 6, page 511.
  7. [S71] "1910 United States Federal Census," Coryell County, Texas, population schedule, Enumeration District (ED) 33, Sheet 3B, dwelling 54, family 57, B H McClinton household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  8. [S72] "1920 United States Federal Census," Eastland County, Texas, population schedule, Enumeration District (ED) 118, Sheet 20B, dwelling 363, family 425, B. L. McClinton household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

James J. Turner Jr.1

M, #290, b. before 1766
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner1 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner b. c 1753, d. b 18 Nov 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Lucy Ham b. b 1770, d. 1846
Children
Last Edited17 May 2020
     James J. Turner Jr. was born before 1766, son of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner, in Virginia Colony.

     On 19 January 1794, Jas. Turner applied for an Administrator's Bond as Administrator of Stephen Turner Jr.'s estate at Amherst County, Virginia.2

     On 19 January 1794, Jas. Turner, Jr., of Amherst County, administrator of Stephen Turner, dec'd, of Amherst gave a Power of Attorney "to my true friend, Jno. Turner, of Amherst County, to sell Kentucky land of Stephen Turner." at Amherst County, Virginia.3

     James J. Turner Jr. and Lucy Ham obtained a marriage bond on 28 November 1795 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Stephen Ham, her father, as bondsman.4

     James married Lucy Ham, daughter of Stephen Ham and Mildred Rucker, after 28 November 1795 at Amherst County, Virginia, with Rev. Charles Crawford officiatiing at the ceremony.5,6

     On 24 November 1805, he is named Jas. in his father's will of this date.7,8

     Could this be the Jas Turner who can be found on the 1817 Taxable Property List in Sumner County, Tennessee with 100 acres on Rocky Creek (the same area as his brothers: John L. and Terisha)?9

     Could this be the Jas Turner who can be found on the Taxable Property List in Sumner County, Tennessee in 1819 with 100 acres on Rocky Creek (the same area as his brothers: John L. and Terisha)?10

     Could this be one of the two James Turners in Sumner County on the 1821 Tax List? One (my pick) has 80 acres on Rocky Creek with one free poll and three black polls. The other has 690 acres with no designation and three free polls and six black polls.11

     Could this be one of the two James Turners in Sumner County on the 1822 Tax List? One (my pick) has 80 acres on R Creek. The other has unreadable acres with no designation.12

     On 21 October 1833, a James Turner filed for a Revolutionary War Pension in Wayne County, Kentucky. If so, he was born 15 Aug 1762 in Bedford County, Virginia.

     Pvt. James Turner, who had been a member of the Virginia Line, applied for a pension on October 21, 1833 at age 72 (which means he was born in 1761) and received $40 (worth $950 in 2013 dollars).13

     James J. Turner Jr. died.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 3 Feb 2019.

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1787on Personal Property List "B" with no taxable males, White or Black males; one horse, mare, colt, and/or mule; and, one cow; listed as James Turner, Jr [Either this is "our" James Turner, Jr. or it is one of Stephen's (Terisha's brother) sons]Bedford County, Virginia14
182480 acres on R. C. (Rocky Creek) with one FP, three Black persons and listed adjacent to his son, JohnSumner County, Tennessee15

Citations

  1. [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, Will Book 4, page 223.
  2. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 371; citing Will Book 3, page 330.
  3. [S2288] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book G (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1964), page 55; citing page 601.
  4. [S380] Sweeny, William Montgomery. Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia 1763-1800 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1973), page 78; lists his middle initial as J.
  5. [S384] Sweeny, William Montgomery. Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia 1763-1800 (1937; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1973), page 78, This source gave the 28th as the Bond date, but Amherst County Marriage Bonds gives the 25th?.
  6. [S380] Sweeny. Amherst Co., VA Marriage Records, page 78.
  7. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, page 223.
  8. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 368; citing Will Book 4, page 223.
  9. [S5965] "Record of the Taxable Property, 1817: T-U-V", contributed by Diane Payne, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/1817tuv.htm , uploaded 2002, website address verified 30 Aug 2019.
  10. [S5966] "Record of the Taxable Property in Sumner County for the year 1819", contributed by Diane Payne, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/t1819tuv.htm , uploaded 2001, website address verified 30 Aug 2019.
  11. [S5967] "Record of the Taxable Property in Sumner County for the year 1821", contributed by Diane Payne, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/t1821tuv.htm , uploaded Nov 2002, website address verified 30 Aug 2019.
  12. [S5968] "Record of the Taxable Property in Sumner County for the year 1822", contributed by Diane Payne, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/t1822rst.htm , uploaded 2003, website address verified 30 Aug 2019.
  13. [S5491] James Turner, pension application S30757; digital image, ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online (http://persi.heritagequestonline.com imaged from Selected Records for Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications, National Archives microfilm publication M804, roll 2425.
  14. [S549] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Love, Florene Speakman, compilers. The 1787 Census of Virginia, I (Springfield: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987), page 209.
  15. [S3514] "Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah); accessed 11 Sep 2019, entry for James Turner, 1824, Sumner County, page 206, image 4 of 50; citing original data from the The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Early Tax Lists of Tennessee.
  16. [S538] Wilson, Shirley, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Will Abstracts 1788-1882 (Hendersonville: S. Wilson, 1987), page 108, Also estate settlement for Lucy Ham Turner,#689, downloaded 9/19/1998. . These abstracts were made by a certified genealogist.
  17. [S538] Wilson. Sumner Co., TN Will Abstrs. 1788-1882, page 108.
  18. [S261] "Estate Settlement for Lucy Ham Turner", contributed by Jo Thiessen, downloaded 9/19/1998. This is no longer available after Mrs. Thiessen's death and I have been unsuccessful in finding this settlement elsewhere, although I downloaded a copy of it.
  19. [S3548] "Simpson Payne", contributed by Jerald Wilson, online at http://tngenweb.org/sumner/fasimpa.htm , website address verified 19 Jun 2019. Excerpt from A Compilation of the Joseph and Phoebe Payne Family of
    Bedford County, Virginia.
    Reprinted with permission.

Lucy Ham1

F, #291, b. before 1770, d. 1846
FatherStephen Ham1 b. c 1734, d. b 17 Feb 1812
MotherMildred Rucker2 d. a 1 Sep 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

James J. Turner Jr. b. b 1766
Children
Last Edited17 May 2020
     Lucy Ham was born before 1770, daughter of Stephen Ham and Mildred Rucker.3

     Lucy Ham also is reported to have been born in 1773 in Amherst County, Virginia Colony.4

     Lucy Ham and James J. Turner Jr. obtained a marriage bond on 28 November 1795 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Stephen Ham, her father, as bondsman.5

     Lucy married James J. Turner Jr., son of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner, after 28 November 1795 at Amherst County, Virginia, with Rev. Charles Crawford officiatiing at the ceremony.6,7

     On 1 September 1810, she is named Lucy Turner in her father's will of this date.1

     Lucy Turner died in 1846 in Sumner County, Tennessee.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 18 Jan 2019.8

     On 28 January 1848, the Estate Settlement (Estate #689) for Lucy Ham Turner used to be available online at //members.aol.com/jogt/turnerly.htm. However, nothing on this site can be accessed as of 10 Oct 2009. The estate was settled on January 28, 1848, at which time Seaton H. Turner was deceased.

     The following is a copy I downloaded from the Thiessen site:
Sumner County, TN
Estate #689
Lucy Ham Turner
     We the undersigned being called by the Legatees of the Estate of Lucy Turner Decd to sep apart and lot the negroes of said Estate we have proceded to the same and find that each legatee is entitled to one thousand forty three dollars 75 cents.
     We have allotted to S. H. Turner the following negroes (viz) Bon $100, Lucy of Hannah at $650 London $350 Making in all $1100.
     We have set apart to Simpson Payne Mariah at $525 & Lewis at $450 Making $975.
     We have set apart to the heirs of Seaton H. Turner Charles te at $525 & Jourdon at $500 Making $1025.
     We have set apart to Johnetta Turner heir of John Turner Joseph at $675 Celia at $225 Sarah at $175 Making $1075.
     We say that S.H. Turner pay to Simpson Payne $56.85? and that S.R. Anderson guardian of Johnetta Turner pay the said S. Payne $12.50 to Make said Payne shear of negroes to an equal shear and that S. R. Anderson Guardian as aforesaid pay the Heirs of Seaton H. Turner $18.75 being what the negroes lack of being their shear this 28th day of January 1848.
Josiah Walton
D. E. Brooke
Daniel Mulloy
Benj. Roney

     We agree to and confirm this the division as dated, herewith, and have paid and .... the negroes & money as specified Give .... our hand this 28 Jany 1848.
S. R. Anderson Guardian of Johnetta Turner
Simpson Payne
James Douglass
A. G. Douglass
W. D. Payne
S. H. Turner
attest
Josiah Walton
Benj. Roney

     A large part of the third page is illegible. It looks as if the opposite page was blotted onto it, or writing was put on the back and bled through. This transcription begins with the fourth line: Mrs. Lucy Turner, deceased ........ Stephen H. Turner......W. D. Payne who married Eliza ..daughter of Seaton H. Turner deceased & A. G. Douglass who married Dorothy Turner who was the daughter of the said Seaton H. Turner, Simpson Payne who married the daughter of the said Lucy Turner dcd Elizabeth - and Samuel R. Anderson who is the guardian of Johnetta Turner, the daughter of John J. Turner decd. the son of the said Lucy Turner decd. Witness to that the said do ....... above named attest this day agreed and ............ Daniel Mulloy, Joseph Walton, Benjamin Roney and Dudley E. Brooks, to value and divide equally among them as the heirs of the said Lucy Turner deceased the negroes the property of the said Lucy Turner as described Except Bon, who we have agreed that said slave shall be the property of S. H. Turner for the sum of one hundred dollars. And further agree and make ...... the said Stephen H. Turner is to ................ the hands of his wife Mc having awarded and in making to carry out the will and .... desires ...........of the decd. lady. Given under our hands and .... this 28th day of January 1846.
S. H. Turner (Seal)
W. D. Payne
A. G. Douglass by James Douglass
Simpson Payne [al ? - he was in Mississippi so could not sign]
S. R. Anderson (Seal)
Guardian of Johnetta Turner

     I have not found this in the online inventory/property settlement file at FamilySearch online records after going through the Sumner County, Tennessee Probate Inventories, Settlements, 1836-1861 book! There is a break in this microfilm in that one Inventories and Settlement book ends in 1847, but the next one begins in 1857 even though it states that it coveres May 1857 to Jun 1861. I have no explanation as of 24 Jun 2019.9

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1824with 690 acres and listed immediately adjacent to her son, Seaton H. TurnerSumner County, Tennessee10
1838with 200 acres valued at $1,000, tax $50, three slaves valued at $2,000 taxed at $1.00Sumner County, Tennessee11

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840appears to have been enumerated twice (once beneath Stephen H. Turner and, again, beneath Seaton H. Turner) as head of a household consisting only of: one free white female between 70 and 80. Slaves enumerated consisted of: three males under 10; one male between 10 and 24; two males between 24 and 35; three females under 10; one female between 10 and 24; and, one female between 24 and 36 - a total of 11 slaves. Four people were engaged in agriculture. She is living immediately adjacent to a S. H. Turner who could be Seaton HSumner County, Tennessee3,12

Citations

  1. [S111] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 5-6 1810-1827, FHL Film 0,030,276, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Stephen Ham will entry, Will Book 5, page 57.
  2. [S586] Wood, Sudie Rucker. The Rucker Family Genealogy (Richmond: Old Dominion Press, Inc., 1932), page 166. This book must be viewed with care; the information on the German ancestors of the original emigrant has been proven erroneous as has a surprising amount of other information.
  3. [S1026] "1840 United States Federal Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, Roll 534, page 372, line 3, Lucy Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M704. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S293] "Ham/m", contributed by Tom Hamm, online at https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=thamm&id=I3735 , updated 16 Dec 2017, Database ID thamm, site verified as active 24 Jun 2019. This site is much more documented than most WorldConnect sites.
  5. [S380] Sweeny, William Montgomery. Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia 1763-1800 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1973), page 78; lists his middle initial as J.
  6. [S384] Sweeny, William Montgomery. Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia 1763-1800 (1937; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1973), page 78, This source gave the 28th as the Bond date, but Amherst County Marriage Bonds gives the 25th?.
  7. [S380] Sweeny. Amherst Co., VA Marriage Records, page 78.
  8. [S535] Unknown compiler address, Sumner Co. Estate #689 - 1846, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  9. [S261] "Estate Settlement for Lucy Ham Turner", contributed by Jo Thiessen, downloaded 19 Sep 1998. This is no longer available after Mrs. Thiessen's death and I have been unsuccessful in finding this settlement elsewhere, although I downloaded a copy of it.
  10. [S3514] "Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah); accessed 14 Sep 2019, entry for Lucy Turner, 1824, SumnerCounty, image 32 of 50; citing original data from the The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Early Tax Lists of Tennessee.
  11. [S3514] "TN Early Tax List Recds., 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, entry for Lucy Turner, 1838, Sumner County, image 49 of 53.
  12. [S1026] "1840 U. S. Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, Roll 534, page 425, line 9, Lucy Turner household.
  13. [S538] Wilson, Shirley, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Will Abstracts 1788-1882 (Hendersonville: S. Wilson, 1987), page 108, Also estate settlement for Lucy Ham Turner,#689, downloaded 9/19/1998. . These abstracts were made by a certified genealogist.
  14. [S538] Wilson. Sumner Co., TN Will Abstrs. 1788-1882, page 108.
  15. [S261] "Estate Settlement for Lucy Ham,", downloaded 9/19/1998.

John H. Turner1

M, #292, d. 9 October 1834
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames J. Turner Jr.1 b. b 1766
MotherLucy Ham1 b. b 1770, d. 1846
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Children
Last Edited17 May 2020
     I suspect this might be one of the three men named John Turner in the reconstructed 1810 census. Each was listed in a separate company: Captain Blakemore's; Captain Bradley's; and, Captain McCall's.2

     Could this be the John J. Turner that married Judith J. Farrar on May 20, 1815, marriage bond dated May 16, 1815, bondsman William R. Bilbo, with consent of the bride's father, John Farrar, and with James Meacham as minister? Or, do I have the middle initial wrong?3

     In 1820, there is one John Turner and one John Turner Senr. listed in the 1820 census in Sumner County on page 350. John Senr (line 9) had a household with one free white male 45 or older; one free white female between 10 and 16; and one free white female 45 or Six persons were engaged in agriculture. There were four male slaves under 14; one male slave between 14 and 26; one male slave 45 or older; one female slave under 14; and, two female slaves between 14 and 26. This sounds too old to be the John H. Turner in question.

     The second John Turner on the same page on line 21 had with one free white male under 10; one free white male between 10 and 16 ; one free white male between 16 and 18; one free white male between 16 and 26; and one free white male 45 and older; three free white females under 10; one free white female between 16 and 26; one free white female between 26 and 45; and one free white female 45 or older. One person was involved in agriculture. No slaves were enumerated. He seems a bit old also.4

     Could this be the John Turner who was a Free Male in Captain Vinson's Company in 1826 in Sumner County, Tennessee?5

     On 3 November 1831, Jordan Langford conveyed 34 acres and 30 poles for $244.56 to John H. Turner. Registered 17 Jul 1832 at Sumner County, Tennessee.6

     On 27 December 1832, John H. Turner conveyed to Charles Goodall 34 acres, 3 rods and 30 poles for $200. Witnesses: Thomas W. Eesex, A. B. Clendining, William Harris. Registered 13 Apr 1842 at Sumner County, Tennessee.7

     On 17 January 1834, John H. Turner now deceased executes a deed to James H. Bursby for 132 acres for $700. S. H. Turner land was surveyed before 3 Oct 1835. Registered 20 Jan 1836 at Sumner County, Tennessee.8

     On 4 February 1834, Mildred Essex, Anthony T. Bledsoe, James W. Bledsoe, David S. Bledsoe, Alfred Shoulders Polly Ann Shoulders (Shelby Co., TN) conveyed to Nelson B.Turner 160 acres on the waters of Bledsoe Creek for $130. Witnesses: astyney ?, E. Mills, John H. Turner, T.J. Bledsoe, James H. Turner (who is this?), H. Bate, W. L. Bledsoe. Registered 6 Jun 1835 in Sumner County, Tennessee.9

     On 10 February 1834, Stephen H. Turner, Samuel R. Turner (?), and John H. Turner conveyed to Simpson and Elizabeth Payne 235 acres on the waters of N. Fork of the Red River for $800. Also another tract containing 38 acres Registered 18 Sep 1834 in Sumner County, Tennessee.10

     On 10 February 1834, Stephen H. Turner, Samuel R. Turner (?), John H. Turner and Simpson and Elizabeth Payne conveyed to Seaton H. Turner 235 acres on the N. Fork of Red River for $800. Registered 11 Dec 1834 in Sumner County, Tennessee.11

     On 3 August 1834, Stephen H. Turner, Samuel R. Turner (?), Seaton H. Turner and John H. Turner conveyed to Simpson and Elizabeth Payne 94 acres on the waters of N. Fork of the Red River for $400. Also another tract containing 38 acres Registered 22 Aug 1834 in Sumner County, Tennessee.12

     John H. Turner left a noncupative will dated on 4 October 1834 in Sumner County, Tennessee, in which he left his estate to his wife (unnamed). If his wife has a son, his brother Stephen H. Turner is to educate him to be a lawyer. He requested that his mother, Lucy Turner, devise his protion of her estate to his wife. Seaton H. Turner is one of the witnesses.

     "We heard John H. Turner say on the 4th, 5th, 6th Oct 1834 at his own dwelling house in the town of Gallatin in the county of Sumner during his last illness that he wished the following disposition to be made of his property and that the most of his creditors were in good circumstances and he wished them to be as indulgent as possible with his wife and that after the payment of his debts that what ever property was left he wished to go to his wife and that if his wife had a child and it was a son he wished his brother S. H. Turner to educate him and make a lawyer of him and they he requested his Mother Lucy Turner to devise his wife so much of her property as she intended to devise to him.
     James L. McKain
     Seaton H. Turner.

          State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court November Term 1834. A nuncupative will of John H. Turner dec'd was produced in open court and proved to have been the request of John H. Turner dec'd during his last illness in relation to a distribution of his estate and reduced to writing with in less than ten days after his deceased by the witnesses James S. McKain and Seaton H. Turner by whom the same is proved and orderedd to be recorded. A copy test.
A. H. Douglass Clerk"

     Therefore, the question is: were the three daughters by a previous wife? Or, are they misattributed to him?13

     John H. Turner died on 9 October 1834 in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 19 Jan 2019.14

     His estate was probated in November 1834 in Sumner County, Tennessee.13

     On 1 February 1839, John J. Hibbett conveyed to John H. Turner 2 acres on the waters of the East Fork of Bledsoe Creek for $166. Registered 12 Feb 1839 at Sumner County, Tennessee,

     Is it possible the sale took place prior to his death but nobody filed it prior to his death?15

     On 17 September 1840, John H. Turner conveyed to Thomas Sanders two acres on the East Fork of Bledsoe Creek for $225. Witnesses: Peter Bryson, Jerey ? Fisher. Registered 28 Feb 18421 at Sumner County, Tennessee.

     Is it possible the sale took place prior to his death but nobody filed it prior to his death?16

     On 21 December 1840, "I Malinda Turner of the county and State above, make this as my last will and testament revoking all others, 1st, I give and bequeath my soul to God who gave it and my body is to intered (sic) in the Hopewell grave yard in a christian like manner. 2nd, I give and bequeath to my loveing (sic) brother John H. Turner (but he had died in 1834) all of my interest that is or will be law that I have or may have in the estate of my father John Turner. 3rd, I give and bequeath to my neice (sic) Mary Ann Turner daughterof my beloved brother John my buteau (sic), my beloved brother John my bureau, my saddle my bed stead and other furniture belonging to the same. 4th, I give and bequeath to my sister Sarah Turner wife of my brother John my chest and dresser glass. 5th, I give and bequeath unto my neice (sic) Louisa Eliza Turner infant daughter of my brother John all the rest of my furniture and affects (sic) what ever and clothes by leaving and requesting that my brother John C. Turner will execute this my last will and testament in witness where of I have here unto affixed my name and seal the day and year above written and in the presence of. attest.
Peter Brisen                              Malinda Turner, (Seal)
Jeremiah Fisher.17,18

     On 25 December 1841, Charles Morgan conveyed to John H. Turner 46 acres on the waters of Lick Creek of Bledsoe Creek for $300. Registered 30 Dec 1841 at Sumner County, Tennessee.

     Is it possible the sale took place prior to his death but nobody filed it prior to his death?19

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1838not listed with any property, but with one white poll. I am assuming this is his estate's propertySumner County, Tennessee20

Citations

  1. [S538] Wilson, Shirley, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Will Abstracts 1788-1882 (Hendersonville: S. Wilson, 1987), page 108, Also estate settlement for Lucy Ham Turner,#689, downloaded 9/19/1998. . These abstracts were made by a certified genealogist.
  2. [S2210] Sherrill, Charles A., compiler. The Reconstructed 1810 Census of Tennessee (Mr. Juliet, Tennessee: C. A. Sherrill, 2001), page 526; citing Sumner County Tax List 1810 from Early Tax Lists microfilom reel #5, Tennessee State Library.
  3. [S423] Vogt, John and Kethley, T. William. Mecklenburg County Marriages - 1765-1853 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Co., 1989), page 138. Virginia Historic Marriage Register.
  4. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLT-HS5 ): accessed 31 Aug 2018), John Turner, Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing p. 350, lines 9 and 21, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 124; FHL microfilm 193,686.
  5. [S1011] "Free Males in Captain Vinson's Company, 1826", contributed by Linda Carpenter, online at https://freepages.rootsweb.com/~providence/genealogy/census/census1826_v5.htm , uploaded 2003, website address verified 7 Jun 2019. Citing TSLA. Sumner County, Tennessee, Microfilm Roll No. AS174B, #1.
  6. [S5979] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 13-16: October 1831-October 1839 (na: MD, 2008), page 11; citing Deed Book 13, Oct 1831-Nov 1833, page 123.
  7. [S5989] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 17-20: April 1840-July 1851 (n.p.: MD, 2008), page 14; citing Deed Book 18, page 180.
  8. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 44-45; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 594.
  9. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 33; citing Deed Book 14, page 452.
  10. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 16; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 205.
  11. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 23; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 313.
  12. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page14; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 180.
  13. [S3168] "Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927, " digital image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TV-B2FQ?i=129&wc=M6QW-VNP%3A179803001%2C180194801&cc=1909088 ), John H Turner, 1834; citing Sumner County Wills, 1823-1842, vol. 2, image 130 of 384, page 125, original will book page 181; accessed 6 Dec 2012. There is no index to this information as of 22 Jun 2019.
  14. [S2179] DIED, Nashville Banner & Nashville Whig, available at genealogybank.com, http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/doc/v2:10FE7B40C25559E0@e-mail address@2-1111161A030EA760/?search_terms=Turner&s_dlid=DL0109092322421427778&s_ecproduct=SUB-Y-6995-R.IO-30&s_ecprodtype=RENEW-A-R&s_trackval=&s_, page 3.
  15. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 30; citing Deed Book 16, page 373.
  16. [S5989] Denning. Sumner Co., TN Deed Bks. 17-20, page 11; citing Deed Book 18, page 134.
  17. [S538] Wilson. Sumner Co., TN Will Abstrs. 1788-1882, page 108.
  18. [S3168] "TN Probate Court Books, 1795-1927," FamilySearch, Malinda Turner, Sumner County, 1841, image 198 of 384 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TV-B2J6?i=198&wc=M6QW-VNP%3A179803001%2C180194801&cc=1909088, accessed 25 Dec 2018.
  19. [S5989] Denning. Sumner Co., TN Deed Bks. 17-20, page 7; citing Deed Book 18, page 81.
  20. [S3514] "Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah); accessed 11 Sep 2019, entry for Jno. H. Turner, 1838, Sumner County, image 35 of 53; citing original data from the The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Early Tax Lists of Tennessee.
  21. [S261] "Estate Settlement for Lucy Ham Turner", contributed by Jo Thiessen, downloaded 19 Sep 1998, I don't understand why Johnetta was named and not the other two daughters. This is no longer available after Mrs. Thiessen's death and I have been unsuccessful in finding this settlement elsewhere, although I downloaded a copy of it.

Seaton H. Turner1

M, #293, b. 12 January 1800, d. 1 June 1843
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames J. Turner Jr.2 b. b 1766
MotherLucy Ham2 b. b 1770, d. 1846
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Dosha Payne b. 18 Mar 1806, d. b 16 Oct 1843
Children
Last Edited17 May 2020
     Seaton H. Turner was born on 12 January 1800, son of James J. Turner Jr. and Lucy Ham.3

     Seaton H. Turner and Dosha Payne obtained a marriage bond on 1 January 1823 in Sumner County, Tennessee, where her name is written Desha Payne (although FamilySearch read it as Jana for some reason.)4

     Seaton H. Turner, 22, married Dosha Payne, 16, daughter of John Payne, on 4 January 1823 in Sumner County, Tennessee.4

     In 1826, he is listed as a Free Male in Captain Smith's Company at Sumner County, Tennessee.5

     On 25 February 1832, Lindsey Kelly conveyed to Seaton H. Turner 50 acres on the head waters of the Red River for $200. Registered 11 Dec 1834 at Sumner County, Tennessee.6

     On 28 January 1834, Seaton H. Turner witnessed a deed between Francis Cheek and John Deerington at Sumner County, Tennessee.7

     On 10 February 1834, Stephen H. Turner, Samuel R. Turner (?), John H. Turner and Simpson and Elizabeth Payne conveyed to Seaton H. Turner 235 acres on the N. Fork of Red River for $800. Registered 11 Dec 1834 in Sumner County, Tennessee.6

     On 3 August 1834, Stephen H. Turner, Samuel R. Turner (?), Seaton H. Turner and John H. Turner conveyed to Simpson and Elizabeth Payne 94 acres on the waters of N. Fork of the Red River for $400. Also another tract containing 38 acres Registered 22 Aug 1834 in Sumner County, Tennessee.8

     On 14 October 1834, Samuel R. Turner (?), Seaton H. Turner, and Simpson and Elizabeth Payne conveyed to Stephen H. Turner 226 acres for $500. Registered 28 Feb 1839 at Sumner County, Tennessee.9

     On 10 July 1835, Stephen H. Turner, as Trustee or Pleasabt H. Anderso conveyed to Charles Stutz for $100 50 acres. Registered 9 Dec 1835 at Sumner County, Tennessee.10

     On 12 November 1835, Seaton H. Turner conveyed to William Briley (Bailey?) 73 acres for $150. Registered 27 Oct 1836 at Sumner County, Tennessee.11

     On 9 May 1839, Seaton H. Turner conveyed to Henry Nimmo ten acres for $81 in District #19. Registered 5 May 1840 at Sumner County, Tennessee.12

     In 1840, Seaton H. Turner sold to Stephen H. Turner 311 acres in Dist.#9 for $5 to take care of and cover debt at Sumner County, Tennessee.13

     On 27 June 1840, which S. H. Turner conveyed 100 acres on the North Fork of Red River in District #20 to Green Berry for $150. Registered 28 Apr 1844 in Sumner County, Tennessee.14

     On 29 December 1840, Wiliam L. Payne, John Payne, Samuel & Rebecca Bailey, Sarah Johnson (Robertson Co., TN), Seaton and Dosha Turner, Simpson Payne (Marshall Co., MS) by his attorney Daniel Mulloy, Mary Norvell (Macoupin Co., IL) by her attorney Daniel Mulloy & James and Phoebe Vaught (Logan Co., KY) conveyed to Elizabeth Crawford, & Joseph Payne 200 acres on the waters of the Red River for $300. Witnesses: John Johnson and Erastus Payne. Registered 14 Apr 1846 at Sumner County, Tennessee.15

     On 13 January 1841, Seaton H. Turner conveyed to Stephen H. Turner 311 acres for $5. Registered 14 Jan 1841 at Sumner County, Tennessee.16

     On 26 February 1842, he witnessed a conveyance between William Hiett and John Leg at Sumner County, Tennessee.17

     Seaton H. Turner died on 1 June 1843 at age 433 and was buried in Turner Cemetery #2, New Deal, Sumner County, Tennessee.
     The cemetery in which he is buried is called the Turner Cemetery and is located 2 and 3/10 miles east of Highway 31W on Clearview Road. The cemetery is about 100 feet south of the road on the former Mitchell Moore property. Buried in the same cemetery are Richard Moore 12 Nov 1890 - Jul 7 1914 and Johnetter Mitchel, daughter of Major W. & Catharine Mitchel 23 Jan 1849 - 27 Jun 1870.3,18

     On 16 October 1843, in the Sumner County Court Minutes there is a mention of Seaton H. Turner's death "had been suggested at the last term of the court and the court being satisfied of said suggestion whereupon" a lawsuit was changed on the names of Albert G. Douglass and wife Dorothy Douglass and Eliza Turner heirs of said Seaton H. Turner. The Minutes go on to say that Eliza is a minor under the age of 21 and the court ordered Albert G. Douglass be appointed Guardian.19

     On 26 August 1844, whereas Seaton H. Turner by deed dated 13 Jan 1841 conveyed to ? Payne 311 acres in District #19 for $1,501.46, S. H. Turner, trustee of Seaton H. Turner evidently registered it on 27 Aug 1844 at Sumner County, Tennessee.20

     On 28 January 1848, the Estate Settlement (Estate #689) for Lucy Ham Turner used to be available online at //members.aol.com/jogt/turnerly.htm. However, nothing on this site can be accessed as of 10 Oct 2009. The estate was settled on January 28, 1848, at which time Seaton H. Turner was deceased.

     The following is a copy I downloaded from the Thiessen site:
Sumner County, TN
Estate #689
Lucy Ham Turner
     We the undersigned being called by the Legatees of the Estate of Lucy Turner Decd to sep apart and lot the negroes of said Estate we have proceded to the same and find that each legatee is entitled to one thousand forty three dollars 75 cents.
     We have allotted to S. H. Turner the following negroes (viz) Bon $100, Lucy of Hannah at $650 London $350 Making in all $1100.
     We have set apart to Simpson Payne Mariah at $525 & Lewis at $450 Making $975.
     We have set apart to the heirs of Seaton H. Turner Charles te at $525 & Jourdon at $500 Making $1025.
     We have set apart to Johnetta Turner heir of John Turner Joseph at $675 Celia at $225 Sarah at $175 Making $1075.
     We say that S.H. Turner pay to Simpson Payne $56.85? and that S.R. Anderson guardian of Johnetta Turner pay the said S. Payne $12.50 to Make said Payne shear of negroes to an equal shear and that S. R. Anderson Guardian as aforesaid pay the Heirs of Seaton H. Turner $18.75 being what the negroes lack of being their shear this 28th day of January 1848.
Josiah Walton
D. E. Brooke
Daniel Mulloy
Benj. Roney

     We agree to and confirm this the division as dated, herewith, and have paid and .... the negroes & money as specified Give .... our hand this 28 Jany 1848.
S. R. Anderson Guardian of Johnetta Turner
Simpson Payne
James Douglass
A. G. Douglass
W. D. Payne
S. H. Turner
attest
Josiah Walton
Benj. Roney

     A large part of the third page is illegible. It looks as if the opposite page was blotted onto it, or writing was put on the back and bled through. This transcription begins with the fourth line: Mrs. Lucy Turner, deceased ........ Stephen H. Turner......W. D. Payne who married Eliza ..daughter of Seaton H. Turner deceased & A. G. Douglass who married Dorothy Turner who was the daughter of the said Seaton H. Turner, Simpson Payne who married the daughter of the said Lucy Turner dcd Elizabeth - and Samuel R. Anderson who is the guardian of Johnetta Turner, the daughter of John J. Turner decd. the son of the said Lucy Turner decd. Witness to that the said do ....... above named attest this day agreed and ............ Daniel Mulloy, Joseph Walton, Benjamin Roney and Dudley E. Brooks, to value and divide equally among them as the heirs of the said Lucy Turner deceased the negroes the property of the said Lucy Turner as described Except Bon, who we have agreed that said slave shall be the property of S. H. Turner for the sum of one hundred dollars. And further agree and make ...... the said Stephen H. Turner is to ................ the hands of his wife Mc having awarded and in making to carry out the will and .... desires ...........of the decd. lady. Given under our hands and .... this 28th day of January 1846.
S. H. Turner (Seal)
W. D. Payne
A. G. Douglass by James Douglass
Simpson Payne [al ? - he was in Mississippi so could not sign]
S. R. Anderson (Seal)
Guardian of Johnetta Turner

     I have not found this in the online inventory/property settlement file at FamilySearch online records after going through the Sumner County, Tennessee Probate Inventories, Settlements, 1836-1861 book! There is a break in this microfilm in that one Inventories and Settlement book ends in 1847, but the next one begins in 1857 even though it states that it coveres May 1857 to Jun 1861. I have no explanation as of 24 Jun 2019.1

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1824with no property, living immedidately adjacent to his mother, Lucy, but with one pollSumner County, Tennessee21
1838with 311 acres worth $2,000, taxed at $1.00, one slave worth $500 taxed at $.25Sumner County, Tennessee22

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830with one free white male betweem 20 and 30; one free white male between 30 and 40; one free white female under 5; one free white female between 5 and 10; and one free white female between 20 and 30Sumner County, Tennessee23
1840with one free white male between 40 and 50; one free white female between 10 and 15; one free white female between 15 and 20; and, one free white female between 30 and 40 years of age. Slaves enumerated were: one male under 10; one male between 24 and 36; one female under 10; one female between 10 and 24 years of age. Three people are engaged in agricultureSumner County, Tennessee24

Citations

  1. [S261] "Estate Settlement for Lucy Ham Turner", contributed by Jo Thiessen, downloaded 19 Sep 1998. This is no longer available after Mrs. Thiessen's death and I have been unsuccessful in finding this settlement elsewhere, although I downloaded a copy of it.
  2. [S261] "Estate Settlement for Lucy Ham,", downloaded 9/19/1998.
  3. [S536] Snyder, Margaret Cummings and Yorgason, Joan Hollis, compilers, Sumner County, Tennessee Cemetery Records (Owensboro: McDowell Publications, 1981), page 15-53.
  4. [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:QKH3-GXTW : accessed accessed 6 Jun 2019), Seaten H Turner and Jana Payne, 01 Jan 1823; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 969,844.
  5. [S1010] "Free Males in Captain Smith's Company, 1826", contributed by Linda Carpenter, online at https://freepages.rootsweb.com/~providence/genealogy/census/census1826_s4.htm , uploaded 2003, website address verified 7 Jun 2019. Citing TSLA. Sumner County, Tennessee, Microfilm Roll No. AS174B, #1.
  6. [S5979] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 13-16: October 1831-October 1839 (na: MD, 2008), page 23; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 313.
  7. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 9; citing Deed Book 14, page 109.
  8. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page14; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 180.
  9. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 33-34; citing Deed Book 16, Dec 1837-Oct 1839, page 426.
  10. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 42; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 562.
  11. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 15; citing Deed Book 15, Mar 1836-Dec 1837, page 159.
  12. [S5989] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 17-20: April 1840-July 1851 (n.p.: MD, 2008), page 2; citing Deed Book 17, page 15.
  13. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John Turner and Mildred Suddarth Family", containing "Sumner DC TN Deed Books"". Citing Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Book 17, page 128.
  14. [S5989] Denning. Sumner Co., TN Deed Bks. 17-20, page 5; citing Deed Book 19, page 61.
  15. [S5989] Denning. Sumner Co., TN Deed Bks. 17-20, page 2; citing Deed Book 20, page 16.
  16. [S5989] Denning. Sumner Co., TN Deed Bks. 17-20, page 23; citing Deed Book 17, page 323.
  17. [S5989] Denning. Sumner Co., TN Deed Bks. 17-20, page 13; citing Deed Book 18, page 165.
  18. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 24 Dec 2018, memorial page for Seaton H. Turner (1800-1843) at memorial page... Maintained by OBXr; citing Turner Cemetery #2, New Deal, Sumner County, Tennessee. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  19. [S992] "Sumner County, Tennessee County Court Minutes October, 1843 - Misc", contributed by Jan Johnson Barnes, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~providence/court_minutes_oct1843_misc.htm , uploaded 2000, website address verified 6 Jun 2019. TSL&A Microfilm #50, Sumner County Clerk Minutes, February 1843-June 1846.
  20. [S5989] Denning. Sumner Co., TN Deed Bks. 17-20, page 12; citing Deed Book 19, page 147.
  21. [S3514] "Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah); accessed 14 Sep 2019, entry for Seaton H. Turner, 1824, Sumner County, image 32 of 50; citing original data from the The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Early Tax Lists of Tennessee.
  22. [S3514] "TN Early Tax List Recds., 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, entry for Seaton H. Turner, 1838, Sumner County, image 49 of 53.
  23. [S5525] "United States Census, 1830," index and imagges, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHP4-RSN ): accessed 31 Aug 2018), Seaton Turner, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing page 198, line 21, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 181; FHL microfilm 24,539.
  24. [S1026] "1840 United States Federal Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, Roll 534, page 425, line 8, Seaton H. Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M704. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

Elizabeth Turner1

F, #294, b. 1800
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames J. Turner Jr.1 b. b 1766
MotherLucy Ham b. b 1770, d. 1846
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Simpson Payne b. 14 Nov 1790, d. 17 Jan 1873
Children
Last Edited19 Sep 2019
     Elizabeth Turner was born in 1800, daughter of James J. Turner Jr. and Lucy Ham, in Virginia. The 1860 census indicates she was born c 1809 in Virginia.2,1 Elizabeth Turner was baptized on 28 May 1815 at Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg County, Virginia, An Elizabeth Turner as is mentioned in the Vestry Book of Cumberland Parish. She is described as an adult, a daughter of James of Warren County, North Carolina. (Warren County is just south of Mecklenburg County, Virginia). This may not be a true connection. This could be the other James Turner.3

     Elizabeth Turner and Simpson Payne obtained a marriage bond on 21 September 1824 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with Charles Morgan as bondsman.4,5,6

     Elizabeth Turner married Simpson Payne, 33, son of John Payne, on 23 September 1824 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with Rev. T. Edwards officiating at the ceremony.1

     On 10 February 1834, Stephen H. Turner, Samuel R. Turner (?), and John H. Turner conveyed to Simpson and Elizabeth Payne 235 acres on the waters of N. Fork of the Red River for $800. Also another tract containing 38 acres Registered 18 Sep 1834 in Sumner County, Tennessee.7

     On 10 February 1834, Stephen H. Turner, Samuel R. Turner (?), John H. Turner and Simpson and Elizabeth Payne conveyed to Seaton H. Turner 235 acres on the N. Fork of Red River for $800. Registered 11 Dec 1834 in Sumner County, Tennessee.8

     On 3 August 1834, Stephen H. Turner, Samuel R. Turner (?), Seaton H. Turner and John H. Turner conveyed to Simpson and Elizabeth Payne 94 acres on the waters of N. Fork of the Red River for $400. Also another tract containing 38 acres Registered 22 Aug 1834 in Sumner County, Tennessee.9

     On 14 October 1834, Samuel R. Turner (?), Seaton H. Turner, and Simpson and Elizabeth Payne conveyed to Stephen H. Turner 226 acres for $500. Registered 28 Feb 1839 in Sumner County, Tennessee.10

     On 19 June 1878, Elizabeth Turner Payne applied for a widow's pension, a part of which states: "Simpson Payne served as a Lieutenant in the company commanded by Captain Alfred H. Douglass, in the regiment of 39th Tenn. Infantry commanded by Col. John Williams in the war of 1812; that her said husband enlisted at Gallitain (sic), Tenn. on or about August, 1813, for the term of 3 years, and continued in actual service in said war for the term of 2 years or more, and whose services terminated, by reason of the war being done at some point in north Alabama in the year, A.D. 1815. She further states that the following is a full description of her said husband at the time of his enlistment, viz: age 22 years, occupation farming, Birthplace Bottertot (sic) Co. Virginia, Height 5 ft. 10 inches, Hair light, eyes Blue. She further states that she was married to the said Simpson Payne at Sumner county in the State of Tennessee, on the 23rd day of Sept. A.D. 1824, by one Rev. T. Edwards, who was a Minister of the Gospel and that her name before her said marriage was Elizabeth Turner, and that she has not remarried since the death of the said soldier; and she further states that Simpson Payne was married to Elizabeth Greer in 1817, she died the 4th of Oct. 1819 in Sumner Co. and that her said husband Simpson Payne, died near Wall Hill, in the State of Mississippi, on the 17th of January, A.D.1873 and she further declares that the following have been the places of residence of herself and her said husband since the date of his discharge from the Army, viz: We lived in Sumner Co. Tenn from our marriage to Nov. 12th 1836 then moved to Marshall Co. Mississippi where we lived until his death . . . She further declares that he has heretofore made an application for land and that he received a warrant in 1849 or 1859; but that she does not know under what act of Congress it was issued to him, and that he residence is Wall Hill county of Marshall, State of Mississippi."

     Elizabeth Payne died in Marshall County, Mississippi.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 25 Dec 2018.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185040 years of ageSouthern District, Marshall County, Mississippi11
186051 years of ageChuluhoma PO, Marshall County, Mississippi2

Citations

  1. [S3548] "Simpson Payne", contributed by Jerald Wilson, online at http://tngenweb.org/sumner/fasimpa.htm , website address verified 19 Jun 2019. Excerpt from A Compilation of the Joseph and Phoebe Payne Family of
    Bedford County, Virginia.
    Reprinted with permission.
  2. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Marshall County, Mississippi, population schedule, dwelling 162, family 171, S. Payne household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  3. [S979] Bell, Landon Covington. Lunenburg County, Virginia 1746-1816: Vestry Book 1746-1816 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1974), page 642.
  4. [S416] Whitley, Edythe Rucker, compiler. Marriages of Sumner County, Tennessee 1787-1838 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1981), page 56.
  5. [S2180] "Sumner County Marriage Records, Selected Marrages from 1791-1925", contributed by Sherry Wilson, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~we3sumneritesjblcsf/marrndx.htm , uploaded 1998-2005, accessed 31 Jul 2016, site verified as active 10 Jun 2019, accessed 24 Sep 2009.
  6. [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:QKH3-CN72 : accessed 26 Jul 2016), Simpson Payne and Elizabeth Turner, 21 Sep 1824; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 467,485.
  7. [S5979] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 13-16: October 1831-October 1839 (na: MD, 2008), page 16; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 205.
  8. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 23; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 313.
  9. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page14; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 180.
  10. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 33-34; citing Deed Book 16, Dec 1837-Oct 1839, page 426.
  11. [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:M4L6-ZFD ): accessed 1 Jul 2016), Simpson Payne household, 1850, Marshall county, southern division, Marshall, Mississippi, United States; citing no page number, family 228, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,589.
  12. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 23 Jun 2016, memorial page for Thomas Joseph Payne (1825-1897) at memorial page... Maintained by Barbara Ramussen; citing Sylvania Cemetery, Sylvania, Lonoke County, Arkansas. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.

Leonard Phillips Sr.

M, #295, d. before 14 February 1798

Family

Johanna Davis
Child
Last Edited10 Aug 2019
     Leonard Phillips Sr. married Johanna Davis.1

     He performed his Military Service as a soldier in the American Revolution..2

     Leonard Phillips Sr. died before 14 February 1798 in Amherst County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.3

     Leonard Phillips Sr.'s estate was inventoried on 14 February 1798 in Amherst County, Virginia, and recorded 18 Aug 1798.3

Citations

  1. [S5548] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee, compiler. Amherst County, Virginia Heritage, II (n/a: Walsworth Publishing Company, 2004), page 216, submitted by Robert B. Phillips.
  2. [S109] Sweeny, Leonora Higginbotham. Amherst County, Virginia in the Revolution 1773-1782, Including Extracts from the "Lost Order Book" (c1951; reprint Greenville: Southern History Press, Inc., 1998), page 46.
  3. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 281; citing Will Book 3, page 480.
  4. [S5548] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee. Amherst Co., VA Heritage, II, page 219, submitted by Dorothy Mulinax; basing her conclusion of Zachariah's signature on Leonard's inventory papers.

Stephen Turner1

M, #297, b. circa 1768, d. before 20 October 1795
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner2 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner b. c 1753, d. b 18 Nov 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited18 May 2020
     Stephen Turner was born circa 1768 in Virginia Colony because he is first listed as being 21 years of age in 1789.3

     On 19 January 1794, an Amherst County Administrator's Bond was issued to Jas. Turner, Jr., Jos. Roberts, for Jas. Turner, Jr. (his brother) which also mentions a Stephen Turner, Jr at Amherst County, Virginia.4

     An Administrator's Account later was filed mentioning a plantation called Miles Bailey's; due estate: £60-14-2.5

     Stephen Turner died before 20 October 1795 in Amherst County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.6,7

     On 20 October 1795, Jas. Turner, Jr., of Amherst County, administrator of Stephen Turner, dec'd, of Amherst gave a Power of Attorney "to my true friend, Jno. Turner, of Amherst County, to sell Kentucky land of Stephen Turner" at Amherst County, Virginia.7

     Stephen Turner's estate was inventoried on 31 October 1795 in Amherst County, Virginia, was filed by Jos. Smith, Benj. Pain, and Zach Fortune.5

     Stephen Turner's estate was inventoried on 15 February 1796 in Amherst County, Virginia, was filed showing a total value of £25-2-0 by Jno Diggs, Wm. Harris, and Jos. Shelton.5

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
13 March 1787on Personal Property List "A" as being between 16 and 21 years of age living with his fatherAmherst County, Virginia8
20 March 1789on Personal Property List "A" as being 21 years of age listed for the first time with his father, JamesAmherst County, Virginia3
27 March 1790as being 21 years of age or older where he's listed with his father, JamesAmherst County, Virginia9

Citations

  1. [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, page 223.
  2. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Will Book 4, page 223.
  3. [S2268] Turner Surname entries. Amherst County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Records, 1782-1803, on the alphabetical and date-ordered tax original tax record for 1789; Microfilm roll 19, filmed by the Virginia State Library in 1986; Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  4. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 371; citing Will Book 3, page 330.
  5. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 371; citing Will Book 3, page 376.
  6. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 4, says death was in 1794 . 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.
  7. [S2288] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book G (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1964), page 55; citing page 601.
  8. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, on the alphabetical and date-ordered tax original tax record for 1787.
  9. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, on the alphabetical and date-ordered tax original tax record for 1790.

Mildred Suddarth1

F, #298, d. 1807
FatherJames Suddarth b. 1720
MotherPatience Sumpter b. 1736, d. 1805
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

John Turner b. bt 1740 - 1750, d. b Apr 1832
Children
Last Edited16 Sep 2019
     Mildred Suddarth was born, daughter of James Suddarth and Patience Sumpter, in Virginia Colony.2 She was also known as Milley.

     Mildred's grandmother, Elizabeth Patience, had a very interesting life. I am inserting the story of both her grandmother and mother here:

     There is a family tradition about Elizabeth Patience which I am setting down, as I received it from a descendant, Terri Chesney. "Patience had been a very beautiful young woman and was born about 1690 - 1695 in England, probably in London. Her family was very prominent and wealthy during the reign of Queen Anne. She was raised with the best education and training her family could provide and had beautiful clothes. She moved in the circles of the wealthy and important. Her family were religious, for years later, they sent her a book about being close to Jesus.

     When Patience was nineteen, she had a suitor that was interesting in marrying her and whom her family wished her to marry. She probably would have married him, had she not met a handsome man with whom she fell in love. He was a commoner and did not move in her circles and her family did everything possible to keep the two apart.

     He decided to leave England to try and better himself in America. Patience very much wanted to go with him. Her parents, afraid that she might try to leave with him, kept her under lock and key. One day, when they were out to dinner, she was left in the care of servants. Still locked in her room, Patience talked one servant into helping her escape. The servant had given her word that she would not unlock the door, so Patience threw her feather bed out the window. The servant put a few more feather beds with it and the desperate Patience jumped from her window on the second story onto the feather bed.

     She was not injured in the jump and it can be assumed that she had thrown a bag with a few possessions and whatever money she had saved down first. She met her love, they married and were soon on a ship to America. However, he became very ill at sea and died during the voyage. Patience found herself suddenly alone, with no friends and no money with which to take care of herself. She found herself among sickly, poor people with rough manners.

     She arrived in Virginia without anywhere to go and knowing no one to whom she could turn in her distress. The Captain of the ship introduced her to a friend of his who happened to be on the wharf area when the ship docked. His name was William Sumpter. He had arrived a few years previously, working off his passage for the family who had paid for his trip. He married Patience and tried to take care of her.

     The next few years were very hard for Patience. She lived in a very small, rough log cabin. One of her children, a little boy whom she named Thomas, later grew up to become an important General in the American Revolution. When he was born, she is quoted as saying to the midwife who attended her, 'Oh, what will become of my poor son. I have nothing to put into his mouth (indicating she had no silver spoon). No way to care for him." The midwife is said to have comforted her by telling her to put her trust in God who doesn't make children He can't take care of.'

     Patience had five or six children and became known widely for her nursing skills among the women in the community. She was known for getting up in the middle of the night to help her neighbors no matter how cold or bad the weather. She later taught her only daughter, Patience, the same nursing skills. Both she and her daughter, Patience, were recommended by Thomas Jefferson to his daughter, Mrs. Eppes, for their nursing skills.

     When she was very old, Patience went to live with her daughter, Patience, and helped with her grand and great-grandchildren. She liked to gather them around her rocking chair, reading the Bible and telling stories to them. She often told them to obey their parents as her disobedience when she was young caused all her early troubles. When it came time for Patience's earthly life to end, she awoke one morning very early and called to her daughter, 'Patience, the Master calls for me!' She died immediately after speaking these words. She was said to 111 years of age when she died."
     
     Apparently, there is a manuscript called the Draper manuscript which was written in the 1800's about events in the Priddy area of Virginia. It mentions the Sumpter family. This is the source of the stories about the first Patience and her daughter. The stories also were passed down verbally within the family. This manuscript is supposed to be in the Dallas library and perhaps elsewhere as well.

     Patience Sumpter had a brother, Thomas who was a rough and tumble boy in the Preddy's Creek settlement. He came to be known for his mischievous ways. As a very aggressive young man, he was eager to enter into the American Revolution and became a leader of men. He spent most of his time in South Carolina where he was given the name "Game Cock." A book has been written about him called The Game Cock.

     His nickname came from the following event: he was trying to recruit young men into military service in the Revolution. In South Carolina, the War did not have much affect for the first several years, as most of the action was in the New England states. Eventually, British soldiers arrived in Charleston, trying to take over the area. In his recruiting trips through the area, Thomas stopped at the Campbell farm where the young men were famous for their blue rooster which they had trained to fight other roosters or game chickens. (Game chickens refer to a smaller, wilder kind of chicken.) From far and wide, farm boys brought their roosters to fight the Campbell boys' rooster.

     Thomas watched the fighting for a while and then challenged the men there to stop fighting cocks and join him in fighting the British. Though no one had been able to persuade them before, he suddenly had a large unit of men. They later referred to him, affectionately, as their fighting Game Cock.

     With this unit of men, he was able to fight fast skirmishes with the larger, better equipped British armies. Along with Francis Marion, the famous Swamp Fox, he was able to eventually help bring defeat to the previously invincible British army.

     Thomas Sumpter did so well that he was promoted to General. He later decided to live in South Carolina where a town and a fort were named in his honor. Ft. Sumpter is where the first shot of the Civil War was fired.

     Thomas also lived to a very advanced age. He was 98 when he died.

     Her daughter, Patience (Mildred's mother), married James Suddarth. The Suddarth family lived within twenty miles of Thomas Jefferson, owning a big home that still stands today. It has a grand double staircase going to bedrooms containing fireplaces and balconies. There is a big kitchen in the basement where the slaves cooked the meals. The Suddarth family owned a mill on the Hardware River nearby. Patience was a much loved and respected midwife in Albemarle County. Thomas Jefferson recommended her, as well as her mother, to his daughter, Mrs. Eppes, when she was sick.3

     Mildred married John Turner, son of Terisha Turner and Sarah (--?--), in 1770 in Virginia Colony.4

     John and Mildred moved in Sumner County, Tennessee, possibly before 14 Nov 1797 when John Turner, Jurat, witnessed a deed between Andrew Steel and Shadrack Nye. John and Milly did not sell their Virginia property until 1803.5

     Mildred Turner died in 1807 at Rocky Creek, Sumner County, Tennessee
     Several Suddarth genealogists record that she died c1817 in Sumner County; others say she died after 1820 there.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 19 Jan 2019.6,7

Citations

  1. [S95] Woods, Rev. Edgar. Albemarle County in Virginia (1901; reprint Bowie: Heritage Books, 1989), page 322.
  2. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 12 Oct 2000.
  3. [S254] Chesney. Email, dated 16 Oct 2000.
  4. [S810] Wulfeck, Dorothy Ford. Marriages of Some Virginia Residents, 1607-1800, II (1967; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1986), page 108, refers to page 201.
  5. [S2216] Murray, Joyce Martin, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Abstracts: 1793-1805 (Wolfe City: Henington Publishing Company, 1988), page 58, citing Deed Book A, page 206.
  6. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  7. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John Turner and Mildred Suddarth Family", containing "Analysis of the Genealogical Family of John Turner - (Son of Terisha Turner)".
  8. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 6 . 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.

William (H) Turner1

M, #299, b. before 1784, d. 1817
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner1 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner b. c 1753, d. b 18 Nov 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited27 Sep 2019
     William (H) Turner was born before 1784, son of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner, because he was under 21 years of age in 1805.1

     On 24 November 1805, he is named Wm. and is underage in his father's will of this date, but without any middle initial.2,1 A Guardian Bond was posted on his behalf as an orphan of James Turner with Terisha Turner Jr. (which one?) qualifying as his guardian.3

     William (H) Turner died in 1817 in Nelson County, Virginia. I cannot find anything to verify the date or place of death.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 28 Jan 2019.

Citations

  1. [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, Will Book 4, page 223.
  2. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 368; citing Will Book 4, page 223.
  3. [S5991] Davis Bailey Fulton, compiler. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of Will Book A (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1964), page 11; citing Will Book A, page 122.

Mary Turner1,2

F, #300, b. circa 1777
RelationshipGranddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner2,3 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner b. c 1753, d. b 18 Nov 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Terisha Turner b. 10 Dec 1780, d. Oct 1851
Last Edited25 Sep 2019
     Mary Turner was born circa 1777, daughter of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner.4 She was also known as Polly.

     Mary Turner and Terisha Turner obtained a marriage bond on 14 June 1803 in Amherst County, Virginia, with S. Garland and James Turner (Mary's father or her brother) as bondsmen.1,5

     Mary Turner married Terisha Turner, 22, son of Henry Turner and Rachel Stovall, on 14 June 1803 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Jas. Turner (Mary's father or her brother) as witness.1,6

     On 24 November 1805, she is named Mary Turner in her father's will of this date.7,2

     On 2 April 1812, 100 acres of land appearing to be a part of James Turner's estate considered as residual and not specifically designated in his will, but left to his daughters in an undivided interest was sold to William Hamner for $500 in Nelson County, Virginia.8,9

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840presumably as the free white female 40 and under 50 years of age or else he has married againPeno Township, Pike County, Missouri10
185073 years of ageCuivre Township, Pike County, Missouri11

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.
  2. [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, Will Book 4, page 223.
  3. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRDN-KJ8 : accessed 5 Aug 2016), Terisha Turner and Mary Turner, 14 Jun 1803; citing Amherst County, Virginia, reference 167; FHL microfilm 30,273.
  4. [S282] Robinson, Ann, "Descendants of Terisha Turner", compiled on 5 Apr 2000 (<e-mail address>).
  5. [S412] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton. Marriages of Amherst County, Virginia 1801-1854 (Amherst: B.F.Davis, 1965), page 7 T; citing original Register, page 107.
  6. [S2945] "VA Marriages, 1785-1940," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRDN-KJZ, Terisha Turner and Mary Turner, 14 Jun 1803; citing Amherst County, Virginia, reference 167; FHL microfilm 30,273, accessed 3 Sep 2016).
  7. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 368; citing Will Book 4, page 223.
  8. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing Nelson County, Virginia Deed Book I, page 509.
  9. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 36; citing Deed Book 1, page 509.
  10. [S5520] "United States Census, 1840," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHTS-B68 ): accessed 3 Sep 2016), Terisha Turner household, 1840, Peno Township, Pike, Missouri, United States; citing page 71, line 4, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 228; FHL microfilm 14,857.
  11. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Pike County, Missouri, population schedule, Cuivre Township, dwelling 147, family 147, Terrisha Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.