James Crow Turner1,2

M, #23724, b. 15 April 1866, d. 2 March 1948
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherHenry H. Turner1 b. 16 Jan 1823, d. 3 Feb 1908
MotherEleanor N. Mabry1 b. 9 Jun 1823, d. 9 Jul 1903
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

Ida M. Sellars b. 28 Sep 1878, d. 23 Jan 1900
Children

Family 2

Lula Alme Smith b. 24 Mar 1866, d. 30 Dec 1945
Last Edited22 May 2021
     James Crow Turner was born on 15 April 1866, son of Henry H. Turner and Eleanor N. Mabry, in Kentucky.1,3

     James, 27, married Ida M. Sellars, 15 on 1 March 1894 at Clay Faulkner's house in Wickliffe, Ballard County, Kentucky, in the presence of Clay Faulkner and Henry Mansfield.4

     James married Lula Alme Smith circa 1905. I cannot find a marriage record for them anywhere as of 13 Jan 2021.1,5

     James Crow Turner consented to the marriage of his daughter, Lottie L. Turner, on 25 November 1911 at Ballard County, Kentucky.6

     James witnessed the marriage license of his daughter, Cliffe Turner, and Harper E. Titsworth on 24 November 1914 at Ballard County, Kentucky.7

     Samuel Edmond Turner's obituary reads as follows:
     "S.E. Turner, 88, Died Jan 28 - Funeral and Burial at Mt. Pleasant
     Samuel Edmond Turner was born Oct 1, 1955, died Jan 25, 1944. Age 88 years, 3 months and 24 days.

     On November 2, 1844 he was married to Mrs. Unie Shaw, who preceeded him in death 7 years.

     He professed faith in Christ early in life. He was a member of the Antioch Baptist church.

     He is survived by a foster daughter, Mrs. Bulah Cooper of Oscar; two brothers, J. C. Turner, La Center, and L. S. Turner of Ingleside, with whom he had made his home for the past three and one half years and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends to mourn his passing.

     Rev. T.H. Hogue officiated at the funeral and burial which was held at 3 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist church."
The Ballard-Carlisle Counties, Kentucky Obituaries, 1940-56, page 69.8

     James Crow Turner died on 2 March 1948 at age 811 and was buried in Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery, La Center, Ballard County, Kentucky.1

     James C. Turner's obituary reads: Jim C. Turner, 82, Dies in Florida
     "Funeral services for Jim C. Turner, 82, native of Ballard county, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Hiram Northington, Lincoln, Florida, will be held at the Mr. Pleasant Baptist church at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

     Surivors other than Mrs. Northington are a son, Guthrie Turner, Bandana; a daughter, Mrs. Harper E. Titsworth, Bandana; a brother, Lynn Turner, Englewide."9

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
188014 years of ageBallard County, Kentucky10
Farm Hand11
190034 years of age, boarding and widowedIngleside, Ballard County, Kentucky3
190034 years of age, widowed and boarding with his sister, Martha Ellen, and her husbandIngleside Precinct, Ballard County, Kentucky12
Machinist3
191044 years of age and married for the second for five yearsDistrict 1, Ballard County, Kentucky5
Farm Laborer, Working Out5
194073 years of ageLa Center, Ballard County, Kentucky13
Proprietor, Poultry House13

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 4 Sep 2016, memorial page for James C Turner (1866-1948) at memorial page... Maintained by Joyce Petty Adams; citing Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery, La Center, Ballard County, Kentucky.
  2. [S6212] "U. S., Army Transport Service Arriving and Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 1 Apr 2021, entry for Guthrie M Turner, 31 Jul 1918, image 499 of 805. Provides his father's full middlel name.
  3. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 13 Jan 2021), James Turner in the household of James Wray, 1900, Ingleside, Ballard, Kentucky; citing page 2, family 29, FHL Microfilm 1,240,506.
  4. [S5537] "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FW5S-YPV, entry for James C. Turner and Ida M. Sellars, 01 Mar 1894; citing Wickliffe, Ballard, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 977,500, accessed 4 Sep 2016).
  5. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 31 Mar 2021, entry for James C Turner, 1910, Ballard, Kentucky; citing roll T624_463, page 8A, family 178, FHL microfilm 1,374,476, image 8 of 37; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  6. [S6343] "Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 1 Apr 2021, entry for H. W. Northington and Lottie L. Turner, 26 Nov 1911, Ogden, Ballard County, FHL microfilm 978,004, image 39 of 319.
  7. [S2570] "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FW5M-JBS, entry for Harper Fitsworth and Cliffe Turner, 25 Nov 1914, Ballard County, accessed 1 Apr 2021).
  8. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Samuel Edmond "S. E." Turner (1855-1944) at memorial page....
  9. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 31 Mar 2021, entry for Jim C. Turner, The Paducah Sun-Democrat (Paducah, Kentucky), 4 Mar 1948, page 4, image 4 of 20.
  10. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 17 of 41 ), entry for Henry H. Turner, 1880, Borth Humphries, Ballard, Kentucky; citing roll 401, page 378A, family 128, accessed 13 Jan 2021.
  11. [S5336] "1880 U. S. Census," Henry H. Turner, 1880, North Hampshire, Ballard, Kentucky; citing roll 401, page 378A, family 128, accessed 13 Jan 2021 at ( n.p.image 17 of 41 ).
  12. [S5786] "1900 US Census," James Wray, 1900, Ingleside, Ballard, Kentucky; citing page 2, family 29, FHL microfilm 1,240,506, accessed 22 May 2021 at ( Provo, Utahimage 4 of 11 ).
  13. [S3341] "1940 United States Federal Census," digital images, (Ancestry.com: (n.p.), accessed 31 Mar 2021, entry for James C Turner, 1940, La Center, Ballard, Kentucky; citing roll m-t0627_01277, family 49, image 5 of 18; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

James Edward Turner1

M, #12505, b. 13 April 1805
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner1 b. 20 Sep 1781
MotherElizabeth Sims1 b. bt 1790 - 1800
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited1 Apr 2021
     James Edward Turner was born on 13 April 1805, son of James Turner and Elizabeth Sims, in North Carolina.1

     A number of James Turners married in Tennessee, but the only James Edward did so in 1860 which appears to be too late.

     I did find a 6 Sep 1831 court bond which has nothing whatsoever to do with a marriage, despite being indexed as such! This bond binds Jeremiah Turner, James Davi and James Turner in the amount of $1,000 for Jeremiah Turner to serve as Constable in Wilson County.2

     I can find no death/burial information to confirm the 1870 census information as of 1 Apr 2021.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1870only one James Turner who is likely appears in Nachitoches, Louisiana with a wife, Charlott, living next to a probable son, William J.

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, page 8.
  2. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 Sep 2019, entry for James Turner and James Davi, 26 Sep 1831; from "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing p. , Wilson, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, VN4F-BFV; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives. This is completely in error which I have reported to Ancestry. I am shocked at the level of error.

James Edward Turner1,2

M, #23220, b. 7 July 1866, d. 5 January 1935
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Nelson Turner1,2,3 b. 3 Apr 1839, d. 27 Oct 1918
MotherMartha Woodward Bullock1,2,3 b. 5 Feb 1844, d. 8 Jun 1915

Family 1

Hattie Love b. Oct 1872, d. b 1910

Family 2

Louise Bell b. 21 Apr 1862, d. 6 Dec 1935
Last Edited4 Apr 2021
     James Edward Turner was born on 7 July 1866, son of James Nelson Turner and Martha Woodward Bullock, in Tennessee.4,2,3

     James and Hattie Love obtained a marriage bond on 27 June 1891 in Sumner County, Tennessee, Also a marriage license was issued the same day.3,5

     James, 44, married Louise Bell, 48, on 20 December 1910 in Sumner County, Tennessee.2,6

     On 17 July 1925, Pattie Turner Davis' obituary states she was survived by her husband, one daughter Miss Katie Davis, of the city; brothers James Turner and Erskine Turner of Gallatin, Tennessee; and sisters Mrs. L. B. Ligon of Clarksville, Tennessee and Mrs. Alice Foster of Black Mountain, North Carolina. The body was shipped to Gallatin where funeral services were held.7

     James Edward Turner died on 5 January 1935 at age 68 in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee,2,3 and was buried on 6 January 1935 in Gallatin City Cemetery, Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
188013 years of ageDistrict 11, Sumner County, Tennessee4
190033 years of age. Also living in his household were his two children whose names are unreadable, but a boy was born May 1892 and a girl in Oct 1893; his mother-in-law, Emiline Love, born May 1851 and widowed having borne four children of whom two are living; and, his sister-in-law, Anna Lou Love, born Jul 1882, age 17. Two servants were enumerated: Eliza Hogan, Black, widowed, age 60; and Robert High, Black, age 18District 3, Sumner County, Tennessee8
Farmer8
1920as Jim E, 53 years of age and owns his homestead. Also living within his household were: Edger H., son, age 27; Alice Bee, daughter, age 25; Nellie L., daughter, age 18; and, Julian C. Bell, stepson, age 8District 3, Sumner County, Tennessee9
Farmer9

Citations

  1. [S5543] "J. N. Turner," in History of Tennessee From the Earliest Time to the Present. (Nashville: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887), online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnsumner/fajnt.htm . Retyped for the site by Eileen McCarey, 2000.
  2. [S3458] "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NS32-1HR, entry for James Edward Turner, 05 Jan 1935; citing Cemetery, Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, cn 2115, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1,876,822, accessed 1 Aug 2016).
  3. [S1852] Bowen, Zoie Lynne, compiler. Sumner County, Tennessee Bible Records (Signal Mountain: Mountain Press, 1997), page 21; citing the Bible presented to Miss Ruth M. Foster, East Main Street, Gallatin, Tennessee by her grandmother Pattie Bullock Turner, published 1834.
  4. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDWX-2CT ), entry for J N Turner household, 1880, District 11, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 217, sheet 179A, household 3, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,255,282, accessed 31 Jul 2016.
  5. [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:QKH3-5CZM, entry for J E Turner and Hattie M Love, 27 Jun 1891; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 969,868, accessed 21 Aug 2016).
  6. [S2585] "TN County Marr, 1796-1950," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH3-ZN7N, J E Turner and M L Bell, 20 Dec 1910; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 467,488, accessed 1 Aug 2016).
  7. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 5 Feb 2021, entry for Mrs. Pattie Davis, 1925, The Messenger (Madisonville, Kentucky), issue of 17 Jul 1925, page 3, image 3 of 6.
  8. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 4 Apr 2021), James Turner, 1900, Sumner County, Tennessee; citing page 4, family 66, FHL microfilm 1,241,610.
  9. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNPH-JY1: accessed 7 Aug 2016), Jim E Turner household, 1920, Civil District 3, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing ED 118, sheet 7A, household 133, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,767.

James F. Turner1

M, #26002, b. circa 1845
RelationshipGreat-grandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherFrancis S. Turner1 b. c 1820
MotherBarbara F. Smith1 b. c 1822, d. 14 Sep 1863
Last Edited3 Apr 2021
     James F. Turner was born circa 1845, son of Francis S. Turner and Barbara F. Smith, in Virginia.1

     I cannot find him in the 1870 census as of 3 Apr 2021.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18505 years of ageNelson County, Virginia1
186015 years of ageDistrict 2, Buckingham County, Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8DX-X7C ), entry for Mary E Turner, Nelson county, part of, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing family 388, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), accessed 28 Feb 2019.
  2. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 1 Apr 2021), Francis Turner, 1860, Buckingham, Virginia; citing page 933, family 213, FHL microfilm 805,337.

James Grady Turner1,2,3

M, #23594, b. 26 September 1892, d. 7 August 1929
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherEdward Milner Turner1 b. 21 Aug 1867, d. 2 Aug 1944
MotherMary Pierce Duncan1 b. 12 Oct 1875, d. 16 May 1953

Family

Josie I. Marshall b. 29 May 1894, d. 28 Jan 1987
Last Edited4 Feb 2021
     James Grady Turner was born on 26 September 1892, son of Edward Milner Turner and Mary Pierce Duncan, in Virginia.1,2
     He also is reported to have been born on 26 December 1892.3

     He performed his Military Service as a Sergeant in the U. S. Army during World War I.2

     James Grady Turner, 25, married Josie I. Marshall, 24, on 11 July 1918.2,4

     James Grady Turner died on 7 August 1929 at age 362,3 and was buried in Turner-Duncan Cemetery, Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19007 years of ageLaurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia1
191017 years of ageLaurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia5

Citations

  1. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMFG-M79 ): accessed 29 Aug 2016), Edward M Turner household, 1900, Laurel Fork, Carroll, Virginia, United States; citing ED 3, sheet 3A, family 44, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,704.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 14 Dec 2016, memorial page for James Grady Turner (1892-1929) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by James Brady, maintained by James Brady; citing Turner Duncan Cemetery, Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia.
  3. [S5572] Turner, Stephen Kent, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner at (e-mail address), dated 9 Jan 2017, containing a sheet of birth/death/marriage information taken from the Edward M. Turner Sr Family Bible, presumably by Nellie Bausell.
  4. [S5572] Turner. Email, dated 9 Jan 2017, entitled "still finding", containing a sheet of marriage information from Marriages in Carroll County, Virginia 1842-1942.
  5. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPPX-VRJ ), entry for Edward M Turner, Laurel Fork, Carroll, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 5, sheet 22B, family 422, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1624; FHL microfilm 1,375,637, accessed 4 Feb 2021.

James Graves Turner1

M, #26676, b. 12 December 1875, d. 1944
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherSilas B. Turner2 b. 9 Mar 1835, d. 18 Apr 1921
MotherAdelia Ann Graves2 b. 18 Sep 1848, d. 26 May 1916

Family

Ella Lee Poindexter b. c 1874, d. Jan 1975
Last Edited29 Jun 2021
     James Graves Turner was born on 12 December 1875, son of Silas B. Turner and Adelia Ann Graves, in New Hope, Lincoln County, Missouri.3,4

     James, 33, married Ella Lee Poindexter on 31 March 1909 in Missouri at the home of the bride with Rev. H. D. Thompson officiating.5

     James registered for the draft in 1918 at Pike County, Missouri. He was 42 years of age, married, a Farmer and is described as being of medium height and build with black eyes and black hair.

     Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. Obviously, not everyone who was registered for the draft was drafted or served in the military.

     With no end in sight for the end of World War I, a third and final registration law was instituted which now included all men between the ages of 18 and 45 which added younger men that the previous registrations laws and an older group of men born between 1873 and 1900, meaning he had to register.6

     James Graves Turner died in 19447 and was buried in Eolia Cemetery, Eolia, Pike County, Missouri.7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18804 years of ageSnow Hill, Lincoln County, Missouri2
190024 years of ageHurricane Township, Lincoln County, Missouri3
Farm Labor3
191034 years of age and married one year. Also living within his household was a cousin, Morris Womrington, age 64, Laborer, born in MissouriPrairieville Township, Pike County, Missouri8
Farmer8

Citations

  1. [S5922] "U. S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 Jun 2021, entry for James Graves Turner, 12 Dec 1875, New Hope, Lincoln County, Missouri.
  2. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 10 of 19 ), entry for Silas B. Turner, 1880, Snow Hill, Lincoln, Missouri; citing roll 699, page 208B, family 79, accessed 29 Jun 2021.
  3. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 29 Jun 2021), Silas B. Turner, 1900, Hurricane, Lincoln, Missouri; citing page 3, family 57, FHL microfilm 1,240,871.
  4. [S5922] "US Social Security Apps & Claims, 1936-2007," index, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., entry for James Graves Turner, 12 Dec 1875, New Hope, Lincoln County, Missouri. Names his parents Silas B. Turner and Adelia Graves and provides the township, county and day of birth.
  5. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 Jun 2021, entry for James G. Turner and Ella Lee Poindexter, The Montgomery Tribune (Montgomery County, Missouri), 2 Apr 1909, page 1, image 1 of 10.
  6. [S6013] "U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 Jun 2021, entry for James Graves Turner, 1917-1918 (no date of registration), Pike County, Serial No. 2274; Order No. A2118, image 157 of 176.
  7. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Jun 2021, memorial page for James G Turner (1876-1944) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by katmando, maintained by katmando; citing Eolia Cemetery, Eolia, Pike County, Missouri.
  8. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 Jun 2021, entry for James G Turner, 1910, Prairieville, Pike, Missouri; citing roll T624_805, page 6A, family 114, FHL microfilm 1,374,818, image 11 of 22; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.

James H. Turner1

M, #871, d. before April 1846
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn (L) Turner2 b. bt 1766 - 1771, d. b Aug 1835
MotherElizabeth Bailey3
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Martha Jane Johnson b. 6 Jul 1821, d. 26 Apr 1905
Child
Last Edited1 Nov 2020
     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)?4

     On 24 June 1818, Isaac Bledsoe, Henry Bledsoe, James Weatherral and Milly Bledsoe, Executors of Abram Bledsoe, Decd, conveyed to John Turner, for $1,610, 184 acres beginning at the southeast corner Jesse Hughes on west bank of Bledsoe's Creek in Sumner County, Tennessee.5,6

     In 1819, could this be the Jas Turner who can be found on the Taxable Property List with 100 acres on Rocky Creek (the same area as his father, John L.) at Sumner County, Tennessee.7

     In 1821, could this be one of the two James Turners on the Tax List? One 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 at Sumner County, Tennessee.8

     In 1822, could this be one of the two James Turners on the Tax List? One has 80 acres on R Creek. The other has unreadable acres with no designation at Sumner County, Tennessee.9

     In 1833, John Turner bought 76 acres on the east fork of Bledsoe Creek for $800. Witnesses: James H. Turner (his son) and T. P. Bledsoe in Sumner County, Tennessee.10

     On 8 February 1834, James H, Turner witnessed the deed conveyance from James W. Bledsoe to his father, John Turner at Sumner County, Tennessee.11

     On 18 May 1835, he is named in his father's will of this date.1

     James H. Turner married Martha Jane Johnson, 16, daughter of Austin Johnson and Ann Elizabeth Corley, on 5 October 1837 in Sumner County, Tennessee.12,13,14

     On 1 July 1838, James H. Turner conveyed to Nelson B. Turner 70 acres on the waters of the E. Fork of Bledsoe Creek for $2,240. Registered 16 Jul 1838 at Sumner County, Tennessee.15

     On 20 February 1841, in the Circuit Court Feb Term 1848, Martha Turner, exparte petition for division, set off to her her dower out of the real estate of James H. Turner, her dec'd husband. Land is on the waters of Bledsoe Creek, containing 60 acres. Commissioners: James Bryson, Jacob Gilespie, Peter Bryson, Francis Rogan and Isaac P. Parker. Registered 14 May 1848 in Sumner County, Tennessee.16

     On 28 December 1843, James H. Turner conveyed to Michael L. Crowell 60 acres on the waters of Brushy Fork of Bledsoe Creek for $60. Registered 11 Feb 1845 at Sumner County, Tennessee.17

     James H. Turner died intestate before April 1846.
     His brother, Nelson Bailey Turner, was confined to bed and could not be present at James deathbed, although other family members were there. Apparently, James asked for his child, but John was not brought to him. There was disagreement over whether or not James asked that his brother raise the child.

     A case in Chancery Court was brought between Enoch Simpson (Martha's husband) and Nelson B. Turner over the guardianship of John Turner which ran over a period of two years between 1848 and 1849.

     A number of depositions were taken from family members. Elizabeth Turner Buntin testified that Martha Johnson Turner Simpson wanted Nelson to have management of her son's estate and that her father should not have his hands on it. She further testified that Martha remarried only six months or so after James' death.

     Benjamin Johnson, married to Nelson and James' sister, Rebecca testified that he had known Nelson Bailey Turner for about thirty years and Mr. Simpson sone ten or twelve years. He'd known Martha Turner Simpson for about twenty-six or twenty-seven years. He testified to the friendship between Nelson and his brother, James. He did hear James call for his son as he lay dying, but when Martha turned to get the child, she was stopped by Rebecca and Elizabeth Buntin (James' sisters). He further testified that the best interest of the child would be served by Nelson B. Turner.

     James Gwin (who lived about a half mile from Enoch Simpson) testified that Simpson had said that if John (James' son) went to the Turner's (Nelson's) house, he could not "stay at his house." When asked who would do more to promote the interest of the child, he was confident of Mrs. Simpson, but "can't say as to Mr. Simpson."

     Thomas J. Flowers (married to a cousin of Mrs. Simpson) testified that he had known Enoch Simpson for some six years and Mrs. Simpson for ten or eleven years. I lives near the Simpsons and done business with him and Gwin. He stated he had seen Mr. Simpson drink more freely than was good for him and at one time he did use vulgar language. He stated he had known Nelson B. Turner for about twenty years, believes that a child could be better educated at the Turner's. He did say that he had never seen Nelson drink too much, but they had shared liquor occasionally.

     Susanna Johnson (James' and Nelson's sister) testified "We (she and her mother) stopped at Mr. Simpson & asked Aunt Martha to let John to go home with us. She said he mite go and he started with us & she called to stop & said she reckoned he had better not go & said that without Mr. Simpson were there, he mite not like it if he went & John were very anxious to go & cried when his mother told him to get out of the buggy." She further stated that she had not seen him at her father's until this week, that the distance from her father's to Nelson's place was about twelve miles, and that she had attended parties at his house where they played cards and danced.

     James Gwin testified to opposing counsel that he was well acquainted with both parties and their neighborhoods, pointing out that Mr. Turner lives about 1 mile and 3/4 from Mount Zion whereas Mr. Simpson is about three 1/2 miles. Furthermore, he had a preference for the neighborhood of that of the Turner family. In answer to the question "Please state from your acquaintance with Mr. Simpson and family is behind the times and the customs and fashions of the territory if so how far?" He replied "Some twenty or twenty five years and a considerable portion of his neighborhood and associates are also in the same condition. Mr. Simpson and myself were partners in a mill for several years." When asked if Mr. Simpson was a stubborn man in his disposition, he said that he was. However, he said he would be unpleasant, but not ungrateful, for the mother of the child for him to be removed. The child would find it unpleasant. He commented that the N.B. Turner family occupied the middle or medium ground in society, that the times are much better now than twenty to twenty-five years ago, and that Mr. Simpson's children are very limited in their education.

     William Johnson testified to an encounter between himself, Jo. D. Turner and Mr. Simpson:"Jo D. Turner and myself were at the camp meeting at the Dry Fork. Mrs. Simpson invited us to go home with her to dinner. We went sometime after dinner. Jo D. were walking the floor and had or had John in his arms. Mrs. Simpson were sitting in the room. Jo D. had on a new pair pants with buttons on from the ankles near the knees. Mrs. Simpson took hold of one of the buttons and said she would cut one off or pull it off. Jo D. took hold of her "yeore" [no idea what this means] and shuck it and turned off. Mr. Simpson came out of the piaser [pisser?] & took Jo D. by the arm & pointed to the door. Jo D. asked him what he had done. Mr. Simpson said he did not want to have any words about it but if he did not get out, he would put him out. Mrs. Simpson spoke and said Mr. Simpson we always fooled & played in Mr. Turners life time & meant no harm. Mr. Simpson said, I don't know what you come for, for you was not wanted when you were fetched. Jo D. then got his horse and left. I then left the house until Mr. Bradley & Mr. McGlothlin had left. I then returned to the house & found Mr. Simpson & his wife quarreling about the way Mr. Simpson had treated her & Jo D. I cannot remember all that was said but what I do remember, I remember that Mrs. Simpson told Mr. Simpson that if he didn't mind how he talked & went on that she would not stay with him but would go back to the old place. Mr. Simpson told her that if she wanted to go she could go. Mrs. Simpson threw up some woman on the north side of the ridge to Mr. Simpson, he then threw up Mark Moore & Jo D. Turner to her. she then told him that she loved Mark Moores little finger better than she did his whole body, in run of the conversation Sanford Simpson, the son of Enoch Simpson, gave Martha Simpson the boy." He then stated his relationship: my mother and N. B. Turner were brother and sister; my father and Mrs. Simpson's father were brothers. "I am well acquainted with the parties the friendship were very good between the two Turner families and the children of N. B. Turner. Aunt Martha were all ways playful in the life time of James."

     John T. Carter testified that he went with N. B. Turner to the north side of the ridge to Sanford Simpson to demand "John the ward & told Sanford that he thought as he were his guardian he had the right of selecting the place for the child to go to school at. Sanford told him that the boy should not go without the consent of his mother. Turner told Sanford he would take the boy to his mother he would go and see her about him. Sanford promised to send him back. Subsequently, Sanford stated the boy were brought there [to him] for his accommodation to go to school with his son. He further testified that the school house in is Trouts district, was very sorry and even the neighborhood is uniformed, quite dissipated, and that Sanford's children had very limited education. He stated the character of the schools is much better in N. B. Turner's neighborhood.

     Richard Bradley testified about the above incident, telling it much the same way. After Jo D. Turner had left, he stated "Mrs. Simpson appeared to be vary much hurt and said she were sorry that he had treated the boy the way he had and said that Mr. Turner always had thought a great deal of the children & especially of Jo D."

     Benjamin Johnson, age 50, testified that he had known Martha since she was born, that he was present at James Turner's death bed, but that James and his wife spoke together briefly, but he did not hear the conversation. "I think there was a coolness between James H. Turner & Thomas Buntin in consequence of a law suit about the old man Turners mill. I have been acquainted with Mr. Nelson B. Turner for some 35 to 40 years, his character stands in my estimation as far as any man. The neighborhood he lives in stands in point of morality, as far as any of my knowledge. I was told by some of Wm. Carters family that N. B. Turner was sending his children to the Dry Fork school house or some school in that neighborhood." When asked about the relationship between N. B. and James H., he said: "They visited each other frequently. There was a good intimacy between them. James H. would always advise with M. B. Turner in almost any undertaking, in buying stock on a farming matter & etc. I believe he had more confidence in N. B. Turner than any other man, and from the confidence he had in N. B. turner, I think he would preferred him to attend to his matter to that of any other man. I was at the sale of Jas. H. Turner and I think of the bids of Martha, James H. Turners wife, that she showed a deposition to purchase the property for less than its value. I asked N. B. Turner whether it was right for her to buy this property so low or not. I do not now recollect his answer. I heard N. B. Turner say to Martha that she ought to bid a fair price for the property or something near worth, as she would wrong the child out of it just right in buying the property for less than its true value. . . . . The child of Jas. H. Turner has not been with his father's connection much since Martha, Jas. H. Turners wife, married Enoch Simpson. . . . I would prefer a child of mine being place in that (N. B. Turner's) neighborhood."

     Martha A Flowers, about 30, testified that her mother and Martha's father were brother and sister and that she lived near them for about fifteen months. She further reported that Mrs. Simpson frequently said that Mr. Simpson was unwilling for John to go to N. B. Turner's house which was why she was unwilling. Ms. Flowers further stated that she had heard Mr. Simpson use vulgar language and that he mortified his wife on occasion. She told the same story about Jo D. Turner, adding "Mrs. Simpson further stated that she were vary sorry that the occurrence happen that she meant no harm, and did not believe that Jo D. Turner meant any either. Mrs. Simpson further stated that she went in the woods and thought she would have stayed there until she died. She stated that the education of the child would be better served with N. B. Turner. In response to questioning by Enoch Simpson, she testified that she had heard Mrs. Simpson say that she was unwilling to give up the raising of her son to any person. As to N. B. Turner, she was afraid he would learn bad words and might be killed by riding a horse.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 3 Feb 2019.12

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1823with 80 acresSumner County, Tennessee18
1824with 80 acres on R. C., one white poll and one black pollSumner County, Tennessee19
182480 acres on R. C. (Rocky Creek) with one FP, three Black persons and listed adjacent to his son, JohnSumner County, Tennessee20
1838with 88 3/4 acres, two slaves valued at $1,400 taxed as $.70 and one white poll. Under his name is Guardian (perhaps of James) with 200 acres valued at $1,107, taxed $.55 and one white pollSumner County, Tennessee21

Citations

  1. [S538] Wilson, Shirley, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Will Abstracts 1788-1882 (Hendersonville: S. Wilson, 1987), page 108. . These abstracts were made by a certified genealogist.
  2. [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-B2FX?mode=g&i=139&wc=M6QW-VNP%3A179803001%2C180194801&cc=1909088 ), John Turner, 1835; citing Sumner County Wills, 1823-1842, vol. 2, images 139-140 of 384, pages 134-135, original will book page 193; accessed 6 Dec 2012. There is no index to this information as of 22 Jun 2019.
  3. [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".
  4. [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.
  5. [S2217] Murray, Joyce Martin, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Abstracts: 1806-1817 (Wolfe City: Henington Publishing Company, 1989), page 118; citing Deed Book 7, page 287.
  6. [S2217] Murray. Sumner Co., TN Deeds, 1806-1817, page 110; citing Deed Book, Volume 7, Jan 1814-Apr 1817, page 190.
  7. [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.
  8. [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.
  9. [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.
  10. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John Turner and Mildred Suddarth Family", containing "Sumner DC TN Deed Books"". Citing Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Book 14, page 76.
  11. [S5979] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 13-16: October 1831-October 1839 (na: MD, 2008), page 6; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 76.
  12. [S993] "Enoch Simpson vs. Nelson B. Turner, 1848, 1849", contributed by Marie Johnson, email at e-mail address, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/lrsimp.htm , uploaded 1999, website address verified 6 Jun 2019, citing Lawsuit #13467.
  13. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 17 Jul 2014, memorial page for Martha Jane Johnson Simpson (1821-1905), says marriage occurred 5 Oct 1837 in Sumner County, Tennessee at memorial page..., photograph of grave by OBXr, maintained by Rock Talker; citing Simpson Cemetery, Bethpage, Sumner County, Tennessee.
  14. [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, I-Johnsno selection, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~we3sumneritesjblcsf/mrg_i-johnson.htm
  15. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 14; citing Deed Book 16, Dec 1837-Oct 1839, page 172.
  16. [S5989] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 17-20: April 1840-July 1851 (n.p.: MD, 2008), page 36; citing Deed Book 20, page 399.
  17. [S5989] Denning. Sumner Co., TN Deed Bks. 17-20, page 20; citing Deed Book 19, page 253.
  18. [S3514] "Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah); accessed 11 Sep 2019, entry for James Turner, 1823, Sumner County, image 3 of 4; citing original data from the The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Early Tax Lists of Tennessee.
  19. [S3514] "TN Early Tax List Recds., 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, entry for James Turner, 1824, Sumner County, image 5 of 50.
  20. [S3514] "TN Early Tax List Recds., 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, entry for James Turner, 1824, Sumner County, page 206, image 4 of 50.
  21. [S3514] "TN Early Tax List Recds., 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, entry for James H Turner, 1838, Sumner County,.

James Henry Turner1,2

M, #12515, b. 11 October 1834, d. 23 August 1907
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Turner1 b. 4 Nov 1796, d. 18 Jan 1860
MotherMariah Page Thompson1 b. 10 Nov 1799, d. 6 Mar 1874
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Alice Florance Gray b. 7 Jun 1854, d. 31 Oct 1916
Children
Last Edited4 Apr 2021
     James Henry Turner was born on 11 October 1834, son of William Turner and Mariah Page Thompson, in Tennessee.1,2

     On 5 June 1860, C. N. Turner, guardian of A. J. Turner minor heir of Willie Turner decd. made a report to the court: received in my possession 69 acres of land on Tennessee River; 3 Negroes; $50 in cash; two ? note due 25 Dec 1860, one for $125 on Thomas Turner and one on Mariah Turner and James Turner for $60 for a total of $215. The note is given for the ? of Negroes for the present year in Humphreys County, Tennessee.3

     On 30 August 1879, J. H. Turner, guardian for W. A. Turner, filed a report on this date, signing his name as Henry Turner in Humphreys County, Tennessee.4

     James and Alice Florance Gray obtained a marriage license on 31 January 1881 in Maury County, Tennessee.5

     James Henry Turner, 46, married Alice Florance Gray, 26, on 2 February 1881 in Maury County, Tennessee, with G. T. Thompson, Minister of the Gospel, officiating.5

     James Henry Turner died on 23 August 1907 at age 722 and was buried in Turner Cemetery, Humphreys County, Tennessee.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185015 years of ageHumphreys County, Tennessee1
186025 years of age and living in his mother's householdDistrict 1, Humphreys County, Tennessee6
Farmer with personal property worth $2,5006
190065 years of age and married nineteen years. Also living in his household were two boarders: Houston Hemby, born Feb 1886, age 17; and, W. Claude Turner, born Nov. 1882, age 17District 2, Humphreys County, Tennessee7
Farmer7

Citations

  1. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Humphreys County, Tennessee, population schedule, dwelling 245, family 245, Willie Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M432, Roll 884, page 109B. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 15 Dec 2016, memorial page for James H. Turner (1834-1907) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Lloyd Boner, maintained by Lloyd Boner; citing Turner Cemetery, Humphreys County, Tennessee.
  3. [S6323] "Humphreys County, Tennessee Settlements, Vol. G, 1856-1868," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Willie Turner, 1860, page 101, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S7WF-SK6X-G9?i=68&wc=M6Q7-CWG%3A179636501%2C179938101&cc=1909088 accessed 5 Nov 2020.
  4. [S6324] "Humphreys County, Tennessee Settlements, Vol. B, 1868-1880," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: -Provo, Utah), entry for W. A. Turner, 1879, page 397, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-2TTQ-19?i=105&wc=M6Q7-CWG%3A179636501%2C179938101&cc=1909088, accessed 5 Nov 2020.
  5. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 3 Apr 2021, entry for James H Turner and Alice F Gray , 2 Feb 1881, Maury County 1867-1889, page 193, image 423 of 658; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  6. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8TG-1WZ ), entry for James Turner in entry for Mariah Turner, 1860, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States; citing page 17, household 107, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,257, accessed 1 Aug 2016.
  7. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 3 Apr 2021), Jas H Turner, 1900, Humphreys, Tennessee; citing page 1, family 11, FHL microfilm 1,241,579.
  8. [S6017] "Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1965," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 4 Apr 2021, entry for Lula Mai Lovell, 21 Feb 1926, Waverly, Humphreys County, Stamped 3505, File No. 7, image 16 of 109; citing original data from the Tennessee Bureau of Vital Statistics.

James Henry Turner Jr1

M, #26421, b. 3 July 1891, d. 15 December 1967
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Henry Turner1 b. 11 Oct 1834, d. 23 Aug 1907
MotherAlice Florance Gray1 b. 7 Jun 1854, d. 31 Oct 1916

Family

Annie Mary Perry b. 2 Feb 1892, d. 21 Feb 1961
Last Edited4 Apr 2021
     James Henry Turner Jr was born on 3 July 1891, son of James Henry Turner and Alice Florance Gray, in Waverly, Humphreys County, Tennessee.1,2,3

     James Henry and Annie Mary Perry were married on 5 July 1915 at Humphreys County, Tennessee.4

     James Henry Turner Jr, 24, married Annie Mary Perry, 23, on 9 July 1915 in Humphreys County, Tennessee.4

     He registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 at Humphreys County, Tennessee. He was 26 years of age with a wife and child and a farmer. He is described as Tall and Stout with grey eyes and dark hair.

     Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. Obviously, not everyone who was registered for the draft was drafted or served in the military.

     The first registration was for men between the ages of 21 and 31 (men born between 5 Jun 1886 and 5 Jun 1896), meaning he had to register.2

     James Henry Turner Jr died on 15 December 1967 at age 76 in Paris, Henry County, Tennessee,3 and was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Paris, Henry County, Tennessee.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19008 years of ageDistrict 2, Humphreys County, Tennessee1
191019 years of age and living with his widowed motherDistrict 2, Humphreys County, Tennessee5
Farmer5

Citations

  1. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 3 Apr 2021), Jas H Turner, 1900, Humphreys, Tennessee; citing page 1, family 11, FHL microfilm 1,241,579.
  2. [S6013] "U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 3 Apr 2021, entry for James Henry Turner, 1917, Humphreys County, Written 438, No. 12, image 128 of 138.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 3 Apr 2021, memorial page for James Henry Turner Jr. (1891-1967) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Sujava, maintained by Robin Rountree-Key, originally created by Melissa Clayton Key; citing Maplewood Cemetery, Paris, Henry County, Tennessee.
  4. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 3 Apr 2021, entry for James H Turner and Annie M Perry, 9 Jul 1915, Humphreys County Marriages M-N, Nov 1907-Oct 1915, page 532, image 658 of 685; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  5. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 3 Apr 2021, entry for Alice F Turner, 1910, Humphreys, Tennessee; citing roll T624_1506, page 8B, family 127, FHL mikcrofilm 1,375,519, image 2 of 17; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.

James J. Turner Jr.1

M, #290, b. before 1766, d. before 23 October 1830
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner2 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner3 b. c 1753, d. b 25 Jun 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Lucy Ham b. b 1770, d. 1846
Children
Last Edited27 Aug 2021
     James J. Turner Jr. was born before 1766, son of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner, in Virginia Colony.

     On 19 January 1795, Jas. Turner Jr applied for and was granted an Administrator's Bond as Administrator of Stephen Turner Jr.'s estate at Amherst County, Virginia.4

     On 19 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 (I don't know if this reference is to his brother or another John Turner), to sell Kentucky land of Stephen Turner."5

     James and Lucy Ham obtained a marriage bond on 25 November 1795 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Stephen Ham, her father, as security and W. R. Crawford as witness.6

     James J. Turner Jr. married Lucy Ham, daughter of Stephen Ham and Mildred Rucker, on 25 November 1795 at Amherst County, Virginia, with Rev. Charles Crawford officiatiing at the ceremony.7,8

     On 30 December 1795, Henry Turner and co-executor, Elizabeth Stovall, of George Stovall's estate, sold to Sackville King of Campbell County, 44 acres for £50 on both sides of Stovall. The land was bounded by that of Wm. Galt; Stephen Ham; and where Stovall's mill formerly stood. Witnesses were: Wm. London; Jas. London; and Jas. Turner, Jr (I think I've identified him correctly) in Amherst County, Virginia.9

     On 18 November 1805, James Turner amd Nicholas Cabell were bonded in the sum of $4,000 for James as one of the Inspectors of Tobacco at Swan Creek Warehouse after being appointed on 5 Oct 1805 by James Monroe, esq. Governor of Virginia at Amherst County, Virginia.10

     On 24 November 1805, he is named Jas. in his father's will of this date.1,11

     On 17 November 1806, James Turner and James Stevens Jr. were bonded in the amount of $4,000 unto Wm. H. Cabell, the Governor of Virginia for James Turner as Inspector of Tobacco at Swan Creen Ware House at Amherst County, Virginia.12

     On 25 December 1807, Nelson County was created from Amherst County with its government forming the following year.

     On 29 April 1809, Lucy certified that she freely and voluntarily acknowledged the indenture between her husband, James, and Henry Smith, dated 8 Feb 1805, in which she and her husband had conveyed to Henry Smith 145 acres of land in Amherst county.13

     On 2 October 1809, he was bonded for his appointment as Inspector of Tobacco At Swan Creek Warehouse in Nelson County, Virginia.14

     In 1810, he was not enumerated on his own in this census in either Amherst or Nelson Counties. There was a James Turner in Buckingham County and in Bedford County.

     On 25 June 1810, Terisha Turner Jr, James Turner, Wm. H. Mosby and Alexander Roberts were bonded in the sum of £800 for Terisha Turner Jr, administrator of all the goods, chattels, and estate of Rebecca Turner, deceased, in Nelson County, Virginia. Signed and sealed by all persons named and recorded this day.15

     On 28 January 1811, James Turner and Terisha Turner were bonded in the sum of $4,000 on behalf of James Turner as Inspector of Tobacco at Swan Creek Warehouse in Nelson County, Virginia.16

     On 17 August 1812, an Administrators Account for the estate of James Turner was listed by Jno. Turner (John L. Turner); will expenses; bond of Terisha Turner; Jas. Turner; Nancy Turner; Milly Turner in Amherst County, Virginia.17,18

     On 27 February 1815, James Turner, William S. Robertson and Jesse Jopling were bonded in the amount of $4,000 for James Turner as Inspector of Tobacco at Swan Creek Warehouse in Nelson County, Virginia.19

     On 25 September 1815, James Turner and John Higginbotham were bonded in the amount of $4,000 for James as Inspector of Tobacco at Swan Creek Warehouse in Nelson County, Virginia.20

     There was a James Turner, 45 years and older, enumerated in New Canton, Buckingham County, Virginia with fifteen slaves and a number of free white people.

     James J. Turner Jr. died before 23 October 1830.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 3 Feb 2019.21

     On 23 October 1830, could this be the James Turner decd. for whom Terisha Turner (his brother) and Benjamin Dawson were bonded in the amount of $600 for Terisha to act as administrator? It was recorded on 25 Oct 1830. The date seems too late for this James, though, given that he died in 1823. Alas, I cannot find anybody who fits exactly. Some of the James Turners had already move to either Pike County, Missouri or Sumner County, Tennessee.22,21

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, Virginia23

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, James Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 223. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCYK?i=464&cat=279608
  2. [S6307] "Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 4, 1801-1810," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for James Turner, 1806, page 223, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCYK?i=464&cat=279608, accessed 30 Oct 2020.
  3. [S6313] "Nelson County, Virginia Will Book B, 1818-1822," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Rebecca Turner, 1810, pages 82-84, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P4-X8ZX?i=398&cat=382866, accessed 31 Oct 2020.
  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. [S6482] "Amherst County, Virginia, Deed Book G, 1791-1796," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for James Turner Jr Power of Attorney, 19 Oct 1795, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-Q9WN-N?i=645&cat=282807, accessed 4 Mar 2021).
  6. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 13 Oct 2020), entry for James Turner Jr. and Lucy Ham, 1795, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-NZV4 .
  7. [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?.
  8. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for James Turner Jr. and Lucy Ham, 1795, accessed 13 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-NZV4. This register says nothing about who officiated.
  9. [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 59; citing page 639.
  10. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, James Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 281. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCTL?i=494&cat=279608
  11. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 368; citing Will Book 4, page 223.
  12. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, James Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 284. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SZ9J?i=495&cat=279608
  13. [S6481] "Amherst County, Virginia Deed Book L, 1807-1811," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for James and Lucy Turner, 1805 and 1809, to Henry Smith, page 236, image 482 of 633, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKW-FQM2-C?i=481&cat=282807, accessed 3 Mar 2021).
  14. [S6289] "Nelson County, Virginia, Will Book A, 1808-1818," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for James Turner, 1809, page 59, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P4-X8C6?i=48&cat=382866, accessed 1 Nov 2020.
  15. [S6289] "Nelson Co., VA Will Bk A, 1808-1818," FamilySearch, entry for Terisha Turner Jr and James Turner, 1810, Nelson County, Virginia, Will Book A, pages 81-82, image 62 of 495 at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P4-X843?i=61&cat=382866, accessed 29 Sep 2020.
  16. [S6289] "Nelson Co., VA Will Bk A, 1808-1818," FamilySearch, entry for James Turner and Terisha Turner, 1811, page 106-107 at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P4-X8W7?i=74&cat=382866, accessed 1 Nov 2020.
  17. [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, James Turner entry, Will Book 5, page 177.
  18. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 368; citing Will Book 5, page 177.
  19. [S6289] "Nelson Co., VA Will Bk A, 1808-1818," FamilySearch, entry for James Turner, 1815, page 431 at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P4-XZ1M?i=276&cat=382866, accessed 1 Nov 2020.
  20. [S6289] "Nelson Co., VA Will Bk A, 1808-1818," FamilySearch, entry for James Turner, 1815, page 427 at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P4-XZB6?i=274&cat=382866, accessed 1 Nov 2020.
  21. [S6314] "Nelson County Willi Book D, 1830-1836," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for James Turner, 1830, page https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P4-X49C?i=373&cat=382866, at unknown cd3, accessed 1 Nov 2020.
  22. [S1354] Nelson County, Virginia Will Books, vols. C-D, 1822-1836, FHL Film 0,032,716, microfilm of original records at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston, Virginia, James Turner entry, Will Book D, page 74.
  23. [S549] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Love, Florene Speakman, compilers. The 1787 Census of Virginia, I (Springfield: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987), page 209.
  24. [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.
  25. [S538] Wilson. Sumner Co., TN Will Abstrs. 1788-1882, page 108.
  26. [S261] "Estate Settlement for Lucy Ham Turner", contributed by Jo Thiessen, downloaded 9/19/1998.
  27. [S3548] "Simpson Payne", contributed by Jerald Wilson, online at http://tngenweb.org/sumner/fasimpa.htm , website address verified 19 Jun 2019.

James Jones Turner1,2

M, #23136, b. June 1839, d. 4 December 1901
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen H. Turner1 b. 17 Aug 1798, d. 29 May 1848
MotherElizabeth (--?--)1 b. c 1804
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Adeline Harper b. 19 Mar 1834, d. 6 May 1899
Children
Last Edited21 Jul 2021
     James Jones Turner was born in June 1839, son of Stephen H. Turner and Elizabeth (--?--), in Tennessee.3

     James, 14, married Adeline Harper, 20, on 4 May 1854 in Sumner County, Tennessee.2,4

     He attended Franklin College and graduated from Cumberland University law school. Before the Civil War he was an attorney in Gallatin.

     From 1857-1859, he was a Tennessee State Representative. Between 1861 and 1863 he was a Tennessee State Senator.5

     On 25 October 1860, a James Turner (I think it was this one) of Gallatin, took the stand and for two hours entertained the audience of Mr. Breckinridge's claims to the Presidency. . . . His entire time was consumed in the old, stale, worn out issues of negro-slavery. . . . Another thing noticeable in Mr. Turner's remarks, is, that he took the Calhoun ground on the right of a State to secede from the compact. This is an important question, and this an important admission; and we would be pleased to know if Democracy as a party endorses Mr. Turner."6

     He performed his Military Service between 1861 and 1862 by serving as a Major of the 30th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, C. S. A. during the Civil War.5

     In 1862, he was a prisoner of war held at Fort Warren Union Army Prison and was exchanged in September.5

     He became a Lt. Colonel and then Colonel of the 30th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. He was wounded during the Battle of Chiamauga and in 1864, he was wounded during the Battle of Jonesboro.5

     On 22 April 1870, Colonel James J. Turner is announced as a candidate for Superme Judge from Middle Tennessee.7

     After the Civil War he was an attorney and judge in Gallatin, Tennessee.5

     James Jones Turner died on 4 December 1901 at age 62 in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee,5 and was buried in Gallatin City Cemetery, Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185020 years of age and living in his mother's householdSumner County, Tennessee1
188049 years of age. Also living within his household was Stephen H. Turner, age 21, his nephew, also a FarmerDistrict 9, Sumner County, Tennessee2
Lawyer2
1900as James J. and 61 years of ageDistrict 9, Sumner County, Tennessee3
Lawyer3

Citations

  1. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC69-SJB ), entry for Elizabeth Turner household, 1850, Sumner county, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing no page number, family 15, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 444,853, accessed 27 Jul 2016.
  2. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDWX-8GG ), entry for James J Turner household, 1880, District 9, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 215, sheet 138B, household 205, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,255,282, accessed 1 Aug 2016.
  3. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSZ6-757 ): accessed 1 Aug 2016), James H Turner, Civil District 9, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing sheet 7A, family 131, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,601.
  4. [S2031] "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNZR-MNT, entry for Jas J Turner and Adeline Harker, 04 May 1854; from "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing p. , Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, accessed 1 Aug 2016).
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 1 Aug 2016, memorial page for Col James Jones Turner (1831-1901) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by OBXr, maintained by OBXr; citing Gallatin City Cemetery, Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee.
  6. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 22 Mar 2020, entry for James Turner, 1860, from the Gallatin Courier and Enquirer; Daily Nashville Patriot (Nashville, Tennessee) issue of 1 Sep 1860.
  7. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for James J Turner, 1870, Republican Banner (Nashville, Tennessee), issue of 22 Apr 1870.
  8. [S3458] "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NS5P-6BF, entry for Robert Harlier (incorrectly indexed) Turner, 30 Apr 1926; citing Cemetery, Gallatin, Summer, Tennessee, cn 10765, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1,876,714, accessed 1 Aug 2016).

James L. Turner1

M, #2798, d. 28 January 1823
RelationshipGrandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1 b. b 1761
MotherElizabeth Hoskins Thomas d. b 22 Dec 1845

Family

Sarah Campbell b. c 1785
Children
Last Edited8 Sep 2021
     On 26 January 1792, his grandmother, Lucy Thomas Nevil Childress, made a bequest of £100 for his schooling and willed him a Negro woman, a feather bed and furniture, and a bay mare. The will was probated on September 9, 1795 in Amherst County, Virginia.2

     In 1801, Samuel Turner vouched for the legal age of his nephew, James L. Turner.3

     James L. Turner and Sarah Campbell obtained a marriage bond on 12 March 1801 in Amherst County, Virginia, with S. Garland as security and Joseph Loving, Richard Waugh (Sarah's brother-in-law), and Saml. Turner as witnesses.4 James' uncle, Samuel Turner, declared him to be 'of the age of twenty-one or upward' on March 12, 1801, the date of his marriage bond.5 All I saw on the marriage register was 'consent of' with no further language, but the bond may say differently. It should be noted that FamilySearch has indexed this with Samuel Turner being James' father which is incorrect. I believe Samuel was James' uncle.6,7,8
     Saml. Turner gave consent to the marriage on 12 March 1801 at Amherst County, Virginia.9,10

     Between 10 July 1811 and 2 January 1823, Botetourt County records contain deeds, dating from July 10, 1811 to January 2, 1823, in which James L. Turner appears as a Trustee of property to secure debts between various individuals.11

     Although the deed record microfilm is locked, I have been able to confirm deeds in the Grantor Index for 1812 between James L. Turner and Jacob Sheets in Deed Book 10, page 605. A deed between James L. Turner and Thomas Dodd in 1813 in Deed Book 11, page 103. A deed between James L. Turner and Geo. H. Trenor, in Deed Book 11, page 484. And, strangely enough a deed between Jas L. Turner (presumably his estate) and Francis Graves in 1824 in Deed Book 16, page 3?4.

     In the Grantee Index, I found him in a deed with Jas L Turner and Richard Bryan, Deed Book 10, 535 in 1811 and in 1813 with John McIver in Deed Book 11, page 27 In 1820, he had a deed with Benj. Newman in Deed Book 14, page 570. Also in 1820 with Morris Floyd, in Deed Book 14, page 476 and with Jno. C. Griffin on page 515. In 1822, a deed with Edward D Jones, in Deed Book 15, page 349.12,13

     I have no idea if all three of the military service index cards I found are correct for this James L. Turner or if only one of them is accurate. The problem is that this is an index file with almost no information.

     He performed his Military Service between 1812 and 1814 by serving in Pryor's Detachment, Virginia Militia as a Private.14,15

     In April 1812, he purchased several lots on the north side of Main Street in Fincastle for $750 (worth $7,161.72 in 1998$) at Botetourt County, Virginia.

     James and Sarah sold land for $1,120 (worth $10,485.14 in 1998$) in February 1813.16

     He performed his Military Service by serving as Sergeant in Flying Camp (McDowell's), Virginia Militia during the War of 1812.17

     On 8 January 1813, in his father-in-law, Laurence Campbell's, will, written this date Campbell wrote " to my daughter Sally Turner one eighth part to her, etc.. . she first paying to my Estate £100 which I am bound to pay for her Husband, James L. Turner which includes a Debt due to David and Jas. Garland." Obviously, his family had suffered financial difficulties. The Panic of 1818 probably didn't help matters.18

     He performed his Military Service by serving as a 2nd Sergeant in the 48th Regiment Virginia Militia in Sep 1814.19

     In October 1815, he served as Deputy Sheriff for which he furnished a $10,000 bond (worth $75,816.86 in 1998$) at Botetourt County, Virginia.20

     A letter from his granddaughter says he was a lawyer.11

     Between 1819 and 1820, J. L. Turner worked on the erection of a second Court House at Botetourt County, Virginia.21

     In November 1819, he bought a house and lot at Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia.22

     James L. Turner left a will dated on 23 January 1823 in Botetourt County, Virginia. In his will, he directed his executors 'to pay his debts as soon as profitable firmly believing that the . . . property herein directed to be sold will be adequate to the payment of my Debt. I am consoled at this last period of my life in believing that my Creditors sacrifice my little Estate to the utter ruin and destruction of a helpless family, but that they will await a time when the most can be made of it by which reason alone they can be paid. My Beds, furniture, etc., I request shall be retained for the use of my Family, unless the absolute payment of Debts makes a sale necessary.' The will is brief and mentions only 'my affectionate wife, Sally, and my children' but with the children unnamed.23

     James L. Turner died on 28 January 1823 in Botetourt County, Virginia.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.11

     His estate was probated in April 1823 in Botetourt County, Virginia.24

     On 11 May 1840, he is named in his father's will of this date with his father bequeathing to James L.'s four, unnamed children, $2,000 each (worth $42,978.55 in 2011 dollars).1

     In 1851, for his service in the War of 1812, his widow received 40 acres of bounty land in 1851 and 120 acres of bounty land in 1855.25

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1800on James Montgomery's List for 1800 where he was taxed as one white male over age 21 and on one horse. He is listed beneath his father and grandfatherAmherst County, Virginia26
1811with one horseBotetourt County, Virginia27
1812with one horseBotetourt County, Virginia28
1813with one white male over 16 (himself), one horse and amount of tax of $0.16Botetourt County, Virginia29
1818with two white males over 16, two horses and a tax of $0.36Botetourt County, Virginia30
1819with one white male over 16, two horses and a tax of $0.36Botetourt County, Virginia31
1820with two white males over 16 and three horses with a tax of $0.54Botetourt County, Virginia32
1821with three tithables and a tax of $0.40Botetourt County, Virginia33
1822with two tithables and a tax of $0.27Botetourt County, Virginia34

Citations

  1. [S1353] Nelson County, Virginia Will Books vols. E-G, 1835-1847, FHL Film 0,032,717, microfilm of original records at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston, Virginia, Terisha Turner will, Will Book F, pages 152-156.
  2. [S6306] "Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 3, 1786-1800," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Lucy Childress, 1795, page 366-367, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SC69?i=213&cat=279608, accessed 6 Nov 2020.
  3. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 24 . 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.
  4. [S412] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton. Marriages of Amherst County, Virginia 1801-1854 (Amherst: B.F.Davis, 1965), page 8 C, citing page 150.
  5. [S102] Ricks, Joel. Amherst County Marriage Bonds, 1753-1853 (Salt Lake City: [copied by Joel Ricks for the Genealogical Society of Utah], 1936), page 120.
  6. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRDN-FPP, entry for James L. Turner and Sally Campbell, 12 Mar 1801; citing Amherst County, Virginia, reference 150; FHL microfilm 30,273, accessed 5 Aug 2016).
  7. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 14 Oct 2020), entry for James L. Turner and Sally Campbell, 1801, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-NZX9 .
  8. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 29. Identifies Richard Waugh as Sarah's brother-in-law.
  9. [S412] Davis. Amherst Co VA Marr 1801-1854, page 8 C; citing original Register, page 150.
  10. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for James L. Turner and Sally Campbell, 1801, accessed 14 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-NZX9. All the bond says is (consent of) under Parent or Guardian. James' father, Terisha, was living so I do not understand why Samuel gave consent.
  11. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 30.
  12. [S6371] "Botetourt County, Virginia Deed Index, Grantor M-Z, 1770-1889," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-MSQD-V?i=417&cat=281478, entry for Jas L. Turner, 1812-1823, Botetourt County, image 418 of 882, accessed 4 Dec 2020).
  13. [S6372] "Botetourt County, Virginia Deed Index, Grantee M-Z, 1770-1889," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-MS49-8?i=829&cat=281478, entry for Jas L. Turner, 1812-1823, Botetourt County, image 830 of 882, accessed 4 Dec 2020).
  14. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 29.
  15. [S6374] James L. Turner, Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 (Washington, D. C.: NARA), Publication No. M602, Record Group 94, Roll 0212; digitized and made available by Fold3, copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/309602650, page 1; accessed 4 Dec 2020. There are three, separate cards for James L. Turners. Because Fold3 is a subscription site, it is not possible to link to it directly from my site. Instead, if you have a subscription, log on to your account, copy the highlighted link, and paste into the Fold3 address space.
  16. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 30. Citing Deed Book 10, page 605, but which I have not independently verified.
  17. [S6677] James L. Turner, Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 (Washington, D. C.: NARA), Publication No. M602, Record Group 94, Roll 0212; digitized and made available by Fold3, copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/309602698, page 1; accessed 4 Dec 2020. Because Fold3 is a subscription site, it is not possible to link to it directly from my site. Instead, if you have a subscription, log on to your account, copy the highlighted link, and paste into the Fold3 address space.
  18. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 48; citing Will Book 5, page 535.
  19. [S6676] James L. Turner, Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 (Washington, D. C.: NARA), Publication No. M602, Record Group 94, Roll 0212; digitized and made available by Fold3, copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/309602699, page 1; accessed 4 Dec 2020. Because Fold3 is a subscription site, it is not possible to link to it directly from my site. Instead, if you have a subscription, log on to your account, copy the highlighted link, and paste into the Fold3 address space.
  20. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 30. Citing Botetourt County Deed Book 19, page 785.
  21. [S6370] Stoner, Robert Douthat. A Seed-bed of the Republic: A Study of the Pioneers in the Upper (Southern) Valley of Virginia (Kingsport, Tennessee: Kingsport Press, Inc., 1962), page 181, image 209 of 685; accessed 4 Dec 2020 . Available online.
  22. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 30. Citing Deed Book 14, page 370 which I have not independently verified.
  23. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, pages 30-31.
  24. [S6025] Worrell, Anne Lowry, compiler. Over the Mountain Men Their Early Court Records in Southwest Virginia (1934; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004), page 50.
  25. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 29. Citing Application #169227: Warrant 91436 which I have not independently verified.
  26. [S2208] Anonymous. "Amherst County 1800 Tax List," The Virginia Genealogist, vol. 5, no. 3 (July-Sept 1961): page 128.
  27. [S6373] "Botetourt County Personal Property Tax Lists, 1811-1822," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ2-99NF-R?i=39&cat=776740, entry for James L Turner, 1811, image 40 of 565, line 8, accessed 4 Dec 2020).
  28. [S6373] "Botetourt Co., VA Personal Prop. Taxes, 1811-1822," FamilySearch, James Turner, 1812, image 79 of 565, line 8, accessed 4 Dec 2020.
  29. [S6373] "Botetourt Co., VA Personal Prop. Taxes, 1811-1822," FamilySearch, James L Turner, 1813, image 124 of 565, line 9 of T's, accessed 4 Dec 2020.
  30. [S6373] "Botetourt Co., VA Personal Prop. Taxes, 1811-1822," FamilySearch, James L Turner, 1818, image 366 of 565, line 8 of T's, accessed 4 Dec 2020.
  31. [S6373] "Botetourt Co., VA Personal Prop. Taxes, 1811-1822," FamilySearch, James L Turner, 1819, image 408 of 565, line 6 of T's, accessed 4 Dec 2020.
  32. [S6373] "Botetourt Co., VA Personal Prop. Taxes, 1811-1822," FamilySearch, James L Turner, 1820, image 453 of 565, line 3 of T's, accessed 4 Dec 2020.
  33. [S6373] "Botetourt Co., VA Personal Prop. Taxes, 1811-1822," FamilySearch, James L Turner, 1821, image 503 of 565, line 17 of T's, accessed 4 Dec 2020.
  34. [S6373] "Botetourt Co., VA Personal Prop. Taxes, 1811-1822," FamilySearch, James L Turner, 1822, image 553 of 565, line 13 of T's, accessed 4 Dec 2020.
  35. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 33.

James Lewis Turner1,2

M, #23275, b. 28 October 1833, d. 9 January 1892
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Turner1,3 b. 19 May 1803, d. 8 May 1885
MotherJudith Chick1,3 b. 6 Oct 1813, d. 19 Mar 1890
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Mary Elizabeth Hufford b. 1 Apr 1841, d. 15 Jan 1911
Children
Last Edited18 Jul 2021
     James Lewis Turner was born on 28 October 1833, son of William Turner and Judith Chick, in Tennessee.1,4,5

     James, 26, married Mary Elizabeth Hufford, 19, on 25 May 1860 in Clay Township, Lafayette County, Missouri.6,5

     Thomas joined the Union Army during the Civil War. During the War, James L., his brother (a Confederate soldier), returned for a family reunion. Thomas attacked him with a knife and James shot and killed his brother. I have so far been unable to confirm this as of 5 Jul 2021.7

     James performed his Military Service in 1862 in Company D, Upton Hayes Cavalry (Missouri 12th C.S.A.), a part of General Joseph Shelby's Iron Brigade. Gen. Shelby was also from Lafayette County..5

     "My Cousin found a note I believe that was wrote by my Great Aunt Willa Turner that states the names of her Grandparents and great grandparents and also says that James L. went back to visit his mother in Kentucky in 1879 and that she gave him $500 of the $2200 that she received of John's back pension from the Union army. James came back and built a barn that know stands on the old Fishback place and bought grandmother a new sewing machine ( I have this sewing machine I use it for a night stand next to my bed my father refinished it and I now have it.) (I doubt if James L. knew where this money came from)."8

     He attempted suicide twice by gun and then by axe. According to a family member, he had never been the same after a stroke two years previously. It was said he never got over killing his brother.8

     James Lewis Turner died on 9 January 1892 at age 58 in Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri,9,5 and was buried in Pleasant Prairie Cemetery, Napoleon, Lafayette County, Missouri.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185016 years of ageLogan County, Kentucky1
188047 years of ageClay Township, Lafayette County, Missouri10

Citations

  1. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M65D-C86 ), entry for William Turner household, 1850, Logan county, part of, Logan, Kentucky, United States; citing no page number, family 147, NARA microfilm publication M43(Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 442,979, accessed 30 Jun 2016.
  2. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 12 Oct 2004 containing a forwarded email from Stephanie Turner dated 10 Aug 2004 quoting Bob Turner on his great-great grandfather, James Lewis Turner.
  3. [S5595] Battle, J. H., Perrin, W.H. and Kniffin, G.C.. Kentucky - A History Of The State, Embracing A Concise Account Of The Origin And Development Of The Virginia Colony; Its Expansion Westward, And The Settlement Of The Frontier Beyond The Alleghanies; The Erection Of Kentucky As An Independent State, And Its Subsequent Development (Louisville and Chicago: F. A. Battey Publishing Company, 1885), page 682.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Dec 2016, memorial page for James Lewis Turner (1833-1892) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Ron Mac, maintained by Ron Mac; citing Pleasant Prairie Cemetery, Napoleon Lafayette County, Missouri.
  5. [S254] Chesney. Email, dated 28 Jul 2004 containing more detailed information on Robert Turner's line (Turner Surname Project).
  6. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Mary Elizabeth Hufford Turner (1841-1911) at memorial page....
  7. [S254] Chesney. Email, dated 12 Oct 2004 containing a forwarded email from Stephanie Turner dated 10 Aug 2004 quoting Bob Turner on his family.
  8. [S254] Chesney. Email, dated 12 Oct 2004 containing a forwarded email from Stephanie Turner dated 10 Aug 2004 quoting Bob Turner on his great-great grandfather.
  9. [S5593] Turner, Robert, e-mail address. Robert Turner in "Turner Surname Project", listserve message to Turner FTDNA Site, 11 Aug 2004. Printout dated 26 Dec 2016.
  10. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6XN-W92 ), entry for James L Turner, Clay, Lafayette, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district ED 43, sheet 148C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0697; FHL microfilm 1,254,697, accessed 8 Sep 2018.
  11. [S5753] "Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1962," database online with images offsite, Ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: accessed 18 Jul 2021, entry for Wm Joseph Turner, 20 Oct 1949, Napoleon, Lafayette County State File No. 37827, image 467 of 512; citing original data from the Missouri Secretary of State.
  12. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Judia Elizabeth Turner White (1863-1944) at memorial page....
  13. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for James Waller Turner (1871-1913) at memorial page....
  14. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Ada B Turner (1879-1922) at memorial page....
  15. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3Z6-W1G ): accessed 8 Sep 2018), Samuel M Turner, Clay Township (south part), Lafayette, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 146, sheet 14A, family 287, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,869.

James M. Turner1

M, #853, b. 15 November 1825, d. 10 April 1844
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherHenley Turner2 b. 9 Oct 1787, d. 26 Oct 1829
MotherElizabeth Duke1 b. Apr 1790, d. 26 Jun 1832
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited3 Feb 2019
     James M. Turner was born on 15 November 1825, son of Henley Turner and Elizabeth Duke.1

     On 21 October 1829, he is named in his father's will of this date.2

     In February 1834, the Court, ordered an audit of the guardian accounts of Richard Davis as guardian of the heirs of Henley Turner, deceased. The Guardian Account was filed in May Court. Accounts were ordered settled with Benjamin Norwood, administrator with the will annexed in Aug Court, during which the account was current with the administrator. A share of Negroes was allotted to Matthew Turner, son of the deceased in Nov Court. A share of the Negroes was allotted to Mark C. Turner, son of the deceased in Feb Court 1835. The May Court ordered an audit of the guardian accounts which was filed in Aug Court. Richard Davis renewed his guardian bond for the orphans, James, Mark C., Susan, Henly (I think this should be Henry) and James (?) Turner on 23 Feb Court 1836 (page 205, image 119). Shares of the Negroes were allotted to Mark C. Turner and Jane Yarborough formerly Jane Turner in Nov Court 1836. The Court again ordered an audit of the guardian accounts in Feb Court 1837. in Warren County, North Carolina.3,4

     In February 1835, Henley Turner's land division was filed with the Court in Warren County, North Carolina. The division made on 26 Dec 1834 alloted land to his heirs: Henry Turner; Stephen H. Turner; James M. Turner; Susan Turner; Martha Jane; Mark C. Turner; Mathew D. Turner; all of whom were his siblings.5

     In 1839, he is appointed guardian of Henry and James M. Turner in Feb Court in Warren County.6

     In 1840, Stephen Henley Turner's guardian accounts of Henry and James M. Turner are ordered examined in Feb Court in Warren County.7

     In 1840, in November Court at Warren County, North Carolina, Peter Evans and his wife, Susanna, petitioned Henry Turner and James Turner for division of slaves. Service was noted to Stephen H. Turner as well.8

     In 1840, in November Court in Warren County , Peter Evans and his wife, Susanna, petitioned Henry Turner and James Turner for division of slaves. Service was noted to Stephen H. Turner as well.8

     In 1843, James and his brother, Henry, petitioned for a division of slaves in Nov Court at Warren County, North Carolina. They petitioned again in Feb 1844 Court. Stephen H. Turner, their brother, was still their guardian.9

     James M. Turner died on 10 April 1844 at age 18.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 3 Feb 2019.1

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. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), pages 112-113; citing Will Book 32, page 293.
  3. [S262] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates, Warren County, North Carolina, 1833-1851, III (Raleigh: D.B.G., c1988), page 6; citing page 82 in County Court Minutes 1833-1837.
  4. [S6425] "Warren County, North Carolina County Court Minutes, 1833-1844," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Henley Turner est., 1836, page 205, image 119 : accessed 6 Jan 2021, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QHV-F3ZN-G1JQ?i=118&cat=680925 . Verifying names of orphans listed. Verifying names of orphans listed.
  5. [S6415] "Warren County, North Carolina: Record of Willls, Accounts, Inventories, and Settlements, 1830-1837," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Henley Turner, dec'd, 1835, vol. 35, pages 99-102|images 654-657 of 831 : accessed 2 Jan 2021, unknown cd3.
  6. [S262] Gammon. Estate Recds., Warren Co., NC, III, page 15; citing page 210 in County Court Minutes 1837-1839.
  7. [S262] Gammon. Estate Recds., Warren Co., NC, III, page 27; citing page 392 in County Court Minutes 1837-1839.
  8. [S262] Gammon. Estate Recds., Warren Co., NC, III, page 69; citing page 963 in Appearance Docket County Court, 1834-1843.
  9. [S262] Gammon. Estate Recds., Warren Co., NC, III, page 82, citing in Trial Docket County Court, 1843-1861.

James M. Turner1

M, #26710, b. 31 August 1857, d. 4 November 1912
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherThomas T. Turner1 b. 13 Mar 1829, d. 13 Apr 1910
MotherMartha Trotter1 b. c 1837, d. 2 Apr 1894

Family

Julia Brown b. 1871, d. 1935
Last Edited6 Jul 2021
     James M. Turner was born on 31 August 1857, son of Thomas T. Turner and Martha Trotter, in Tennessee.1,2

     In 1880, he was not enumerated with his family.3

     His residence prior to his marriage was in Whitefield, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.4

     James, 38, married Julia Brown on 16 November 1895 in Sebastian County, Arkansas.4

     Dr. James M. Turner died on 4 November 1912 at age 555,6 and was buried in Hoyt Cemetery, Hoyt, Haskell County, Oklahoma.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
187012 years of ageDistrict 1, Humphreys County, Tennessee1
191052 years of age and married fifteen years. Children: James A, age 16, born in Oklahoma; and Beulah M. age 12, also born in Oklahoma. But, why does Julia only report having borne only one child? Beulah May Turner is listed as the child of James M Turner and Julia Turner born 30 Sep 1897.Machire, Haskell County, Oklahoma7,8
Physician, Preaching (I read it as Practicing)7

Citations

  1. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 4 Jul 2021, entry for Thomas T Turner, 1870, Humphreys, Tennessee; citing roll M593_1539, page 5A, family 60, image 9 of 19; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 5 Jul 2021, memorial page for James M Turner (1857-1912) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by MillieBelle, maintained by MillieBelle; citing Hoyt Cemetery, Hoyt, Haskell County, Oklahoma. Provides date of birth.
  3. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD7J-X9F ), entry for Thos T Turner household, 1880, District 15, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 95, sheet 55A, household 155, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,255,263, accessed 30 Jun 2016.
  4. [S6204] "Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 5 Jul 2021, entry for J M Turner and Julia Brown, Sebastian County, FHL microfilm 1,034,044.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for James M Turner (1857-1912) at memorial page....
  6. [S6572] "Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929," inidex, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 5 Jul 2021, entry for James M. Turner, 5 Nov 1912, Hoyt, OK, Allopath.
  7. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 5 Jul 2021, entry for James M Turner, 1910, Machire, Haskell, Oklahoma; citing roll T624_1254, page 7B, family 103, FHL microfilm 1,375,267; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  8. [S6573] "Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Dawes Census Cards for Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 5 Jul 2021, entry for Beulah May Turner, 30 Sep 1897, Hoyt P. O., Card No. 1256, image 72 of 141.

James M. Turner1

M, #26734, b. circa 1868
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWiley Van Buren Turner1 b. 19 May 1836, d. 26 Nov 1909
MotherLouise M. Skelton1 b. c 1842, d. 8 Jun 1892

Family

Anna Clarkey McGinnis b. Sep 1868, d. 26 Aug 1942
Last Edited8 Jul 2021
     James M. Turner was born circa 1868, son of Wiley Van Buren Turner and Louise M. Skelton, in Madison County, Tennessee.1,2

     James began military service on 12 November 1895 by enlisting in the 2nd Cavalry, U. S. Army at Fort Riley, Kansas. He is described as 23 5/12 year of age, a farmer, with brown hair, slender build, dark hair and 5' 9" in height.2

     James M. Turner ended military service on 23 May 1896 when he deserted.2

     James and Anna Clarkey McGinnis obtained a marriage bond on 8 July 1900.3,4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18703 years of ageDistrict 10, Dickson County, Tennessee5
188012 years of ageClayville, Clay County, Arkansas1
Laboring on Farm1
191042 years of age and married ten yearsSt. Francis Township, Clay County, Arkansas3
Dealer, Real Estate3

Citations

  1. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 1 of 1 ), entry for W. V. Turner, 1880, Clayville, Clay, Arkansas; citing roll 40, page 51A, family 39, accessed 7 Jul 2021.
  2. [S6577] "U. S., Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 8 Jul 2021, entry for James M. Turner, 1895, page 213, image 431 of 548.
  3. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 8 Jul 2021, entry for James M Turner, 1910, St Francis, Clay, Arkansas; citing roll T624_46, page 7B, family 153, FHL microfilm 1,374,059, image 14 of 50; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  4. [S6204] "Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 8 Jul 2021, entry for James M Turner and Clarkey A McGinnis, 8 Jul 1900, Piggott, Clay County, FHL microfilm 1,301,908.
  5. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 8 Jul 2021, entry for W. V. Turner, 1870, Dickson, Tennessee; citing roll M593_1524, page 368B, family 97, image 14 of 22; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

James Mahen Turner1

M, #12476, b. 3 January 1870, d. 25 July 1883
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn Read Turner1 b. 6 Sep 1837, d. 27 Dec 1904
MotherIsabella Graham Lee1 b. 5 Nov 1841, d. 3 Dec 1877
Last Edited1 Jan 2017
     James Mahen Turner was born on 3 January 1870, son of John Read Turner and Isabella Graham Lee.1,2
     He was also known as James Maben Turner.3

     James Mahen Turner died on 25 July 1883 at age 13 in Petersburg, Virginia,1,4 and was buried at Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia.3 He was reported by FindaGrave to have died on 25 February 1883.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18705/12 year of agePetersburg, Virginia5

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, 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
  2. [S3776] Turner Family, photocopy, Mss6:4 T8597:9, Virginia Historical Society Library, Richmond, Virginia, although this file primarily contains a transcription of Susannah Hamner Turner's Bible, it also contains 5 photocopies of pages from an unidentified bible dated 1870 herein cited giving place of birth.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 16 Jun 2016, memorial page for James Maben Turner (1870-1883) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Mandy G., maintained by Mandy G; citing Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia.
  4. [S3776] Turner Family, photocopy Virginia Historical Society Library, although this file primarily contains a transcription of Susannah Hamner Turner's Bible, it also contains 5 photocopies of pages from an unidentified bible dated 1870 herein cited giving place of death.
  5. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Dinwiddie County, Virginia, population schedule, Petersburg Township, Sheet 62, dwelling 573, family 544, John R. Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M593, Roll 1643, page 364B. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online,. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

James Marcellus Turner1

M, #26043, b. 18 August 1892, d. 25 February 1973
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherThomas Marcellus Turner1 b. 23 Jan 1844, d. 3 Jul 1923
MotherMattie Susan Fisher1 b. 1 Jun 1858, d. 27 Nov 1895

Family

Lalla Augusta Smith b. 30 Apr 1898, d. 8 Oct 1990
Last Edited6 Apr 2021
     James Marcellus Turner was born on 18 August 1892, son of Thomas Marcellus Turner and Mattie Susan Fisher, in Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee.1
     He was also known as Marcellus.2

     James and Lalla Augusta Smith obtained a marriage license on 14 December 1918 in Wilson County, Tennessee.3

     James Marcellus Turner, 26, married Lalla Augusta Smith, 20, on 15 December 1918 in Wilson County, Tennessee, with W. E. Wauford, Minister of the Gospel, officiating.3

     James Marcellus Turner died on 25 February 1973 at age 80 in Shop Springs, Wilson County, Tennessee,1 and was buried in Neal Cemetery, Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1900as Marcellus and 7 years of ageDistrict 11, Wilson County, Tennessee2
1910as Marcells and 17 years of ageDistrict 11, Wilson County, Tennessee4

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 28 Jan 2021, memorial page for James Marcellus Turner (1892-1973) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Susan Tillman King, maintained by Susan Tillman King; citing Neal Cemetery, Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee.
  2. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 29 Jan 2021), Thomas M Turner, 1900, Wilson, Tennessee; citing page 4, family 75, FHL microfilm 1,241,606.
  3. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 28 Jan 2021, entry for Marcellus Turner and Lallah Smith, 1918, Wilson County Marriages 7-9, Jan 1914-Aug 1934, page 226, No. 220, image 113 of 646; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  4. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 Jan 2021, entry for Thomas M Tumer, 1910, Wilson, Tennessee; citing roll T624_1525, page 5A, family 85, FHL microfilm 1,375,538, image 9 of 13; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.

James Nelson Turner1,2

M, #7445, b. 3 April 1839, d. 27 October 1918
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherNelson Bailey Turner3,4 b. 9 Feb 1797, d. 31 May 1875
MotherElizabeth Buntin3 b. 5 Jan 1805, d. 24 Jul 1842
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Martha Woodward Bullock b. 5 Feb 1844, d. 8 Jun 1915
Children
Last Edited9 Apr 2021
     James Nelson Turner was born on 3 April 1839, son of Nelson Bailey Turner and Elizabeth Buntin, in Sumner County, Tennessee.5,6,7
     He also is reported to have been born on 5 April 1839 in Sumner County, Tennessee.3

     James began military service in May 1861 by enlisting as a private in Company I, Second Tennessee Infantry for the Civil War. He served in the first battle of Bull Run.8

     In February 1862, he re-enlisted and entered the Army of Tennessee. He was in the battles of Shiloh and at Perryville, Kentucky, where he received a severe wound in his left leg causing its amputation a few days later. He remained with a private family in Kentucky for some time and was then in prison at Camp Butler until he recovered. After his recovery he was placed in the quartermaster's department where he remained until the close of the war.9

     James, 26, married Martha Woodward Bullock, 21, daughter of David Pattison Bullock and Alice Woodward, on 17 October 1865 in Sumner County, Tennessee.8,10,7

     J. N. Turner, an enterprising farmer and stock raiser of District No. 11 in Sumner County, is a son of Nelson B. and Elizabeth (Bunton) Turner and was born in Sumner County in 1839, being the youngest of seven children, three sons and two daughters surviving, and all living in Sumner County. The father was born in Virginia in 1797, and came to Sumner County with his parents when only nine years old, and was one of the pioneers of the county. He was married at the age of twenty-six and died May 31, 1874. He was colonel of the militia during the muster, and a farmer by occupation and a member of the Christian Church. The mother was born in Sumner County in 1805 and died in June, 1842. Our subject was raised at home and educated at Rural Academy. In May, 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate Army in Company I, Second Tennessee Infantry, under Gen. Bate, and served in the Virginia campaign and was in the first battle of Bull Run. In February, 1862, he re-enlisted for the war and entered the Army of the Tennessee, was in the battles of Shiloh and at Perryville, Ky., where he received a severe wound in his left leg, that caused its amputation a few days after. He remained with a private family in Kentucky for some time, and as then in prison in Camp Butler until he recovered, when he was placed in the quartermaster's department, where he remained until the war closed, when he returned home after four years' gallant service. October 17, 1865, he married Miss Pattie, daughter of David P. and Alice Bullock, of Sumner County, formerly of Kentucky, where she was born in 1844. They have three sons and three daughters: James E., Erskine B., Alice B., Pattie B., Anna H. and David Bullock. Mr. Turner first located on a farm on Cumberland River in the Third District, but in 1875 moved to his present farm that consists of 343 acres of Sumner County's best land, eight miles northeast of Gallatin; he also owns 462 acres in the Third District. He is one of the most extensive land owners and enterprising farmers in the county, and is a man that exerts a good influence. He is an enthusiastic Democrat and cast his first presidential vote for John C. Breckinridge in 1860. Mr. and Mrs. Turner are active and faithful members of the Christian Church.8

     On 30 May 1874, he is named J. N. Turner in his father's will, but is left nothing: "Having heretofore advanced my son J. N. turner all I desire him to have, he is to have nothing from my estate."4

     In 1875, he moved to a farm of 343 acres of the best land in Sumner County, eight miles northeast of Gallatin. He continued to own 462 acres in the Third District.9

     On 22 May 1894, James Nelson Turner witnessed the will of his brother, J. D. Turner, in Sumner County, Tennessee.11,12

     On 10 July 1913, John W. Turner's obituary reads: Oldest Resident of Sumner County - John W. Turner, Aged 89, Dies at His Home on Bledsoe Creek.
     Bethpage - John W. Turner, the oldest man in Sumner County, died Wednesday night at his home near this place at 10:45 o'clock. He was a son of the late Nelson Turner, who came to Sumner County from Virginia in the early part of the nineteenth century and settled on Bledsoe Creek, where he reared a large family. John W. Turner, his second son, was born on Bledsoe Creek on September 1, 1824, and lived his entire life within one mile from the place where he died. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Collier, who died at the beginning of the civil war. His second wife was Miss Sallie Wyne, a daughter of the Rev. Geo. W. Wyne, a member of the Tennessee Methodist Conference for fifty years. His second wife died in 1868.

     He is survived by Miss Ella Turner, W. N. Turner, Wheeler Turner and Geo. R. Turner, all of this county, and John D. Turner and Mrs. Florence Ray of Pawnee, Okla. Besides his children he is survived by his brother, Capt. J. Nel. Turner, of Gallatin, who is 75 years of age.

     He had been a member of the Christian Church for many years before his death. He left a handsome estate. To his children he was kind and affectionate and was a good citizen and a Christian. His burial took place today at Bethpage Cemetery, with funeral services conducted at the grave by Rev. J. K Thompson of Gallatin."13

     James Nelson Turner died of tuberculosis on 27 October 1918 at age 79 in Scottsville, Sumner County, Tennessee,2,5,3,7 and was buried in Gallatin City Cemetery, Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185011 years of ageGallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee14
186021 years of age and is living in his father's householdGallatin PO, Sumner County, Tennessee15
188041 years of age. Also living in his household were: Jane Bruer, female, 22, single, orphan, born in Tennessee; and, Lewis Sanford, 22, single, born in Tennessee, works on farmDistrict 11, Sumner County, Tennessee16
Farmer16
1900as J Net, 61 years of age, and married 35 years. Also living within his household were: India, Black, 19 a servant; Oliver Roney, 15, a Hired Hand; and James Bullock, born Nov 1817, 82, widowed, and Pattie's uncleDistrict 3, Sumner County, Tennessee17
Farmer17
191071 years of age and married 44 yearsDistrict 3, Sumner County, Tennessee18
Farmer18

Citations

  1. [S538] Wilson, Shirley, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Will Abstracts 1788-1882 (Hendersonville: S. Wilson, 1987), page 108. . These abstracts were made by a certified genealogist.
  2. [S1852] Bowen, Zoie Lynne, compiler. Sumner County, Tennessee Bible Records (Signal Mountain: Mountain Press, 1997), page 21.
  3. [S3458] "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSXX-6TB, entry for James Nelson Turner, 27 Oct 1918; citing Cemetery, Scottsville, Sumner, Tennessee, 341, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1,299,696, accessed 1 Aug 2016).
  4. [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:S7WF-SNKW-Z9?i=83&wc=M6QW-23D%3A179803001%2C180205101&cc=1909088 ), Nelson B. Turner, 1875; citing Sumner County Wills. 1870-1891. vol. 4, images 84-86 of 283, pages 115-118; accessed 4 Jan 2013. There is no index to this information as of 22 Jun 2019.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 17 Jul 2014, memorial page for James Nelson Turner (1839-1918) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by OBXr, maintained by OBXr; citing |Gallatin City Cemetery, Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee.
  6. [S3458] "TN Deaths, 1914-1966," FamilySearch, James Nelson Turner in entry for Erskine Bunton Turner, 10 Aug 1948; citing Gallatin Cemetery, Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, cn 18584, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 2,137,400, accessed 1 Aug 2016.
  7. [S1852] Bowen. Sumner Co., TN Bible Recds, page 21; citing the Bible presented to Miss Ruth M. Foster, East Main Street, Gallatin, Tennessee by her grandmother Pattie Bullock Turner, published 1834.
  8. [S5543] "J. N. Turner," in History of Tennessee From the Earliest Time to the Present. (Nashville: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887), online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnsumner/fajnt.htm . Retyped for the site by Eileen McCarey, 2000.
  9. [S5745] "The History of Sumner County, Tennessee," in History of Tennessee from the earliest time to the present; together with an historical and biographical sketch of the counties of Sumner, Smith, Macon and Trousdale; besides a valuable fund of notes, reminiscences, observations, etc., etc.. (Nashville Tennessee: Goodspeed Pub. Co., 1887, reprinted by Southern Historical Press, c 1979). I.
  10. [S537] Stinson, Era W. and Spurlock, Elizabeth Sue, compilers. Sumner County, Tennessee Marriages, 1839-1875 (Bowling Green: E. W. Stinson; E. S. Spurlock, 1985), page 130.
  11. [S3168] "TN Probate Court Books, 1795-1927," FamilySearch, J Turner, 1894; citing Sumner County Will Book 5, 1891-1904, image 67 of 206, page 78 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:S7WF-SNGM-V9?i=66&wc=M6QW-KPF%3A179803001%2C180209501%3Fcc%3D1909088&cc=1909088, accessed 26 Jul 2016.
  12. [S5542] "Will of J. D. Turner", contributed by Jim Price, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/wtjdturner.htm , uploaded 2005, accessed 31 Jul 2016, site verified as active 13 Jul 2019.
  13. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Apr 2021, entry for John W. Turner, Nashville Banner (Nashville, Tennessee), 10 Jul 1913, page 1, image 1 of 14.
  14. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, population schedule, Gallatin, 13th District Township, dwelling 633, family 633, Nelson B. Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M432, Roll 897, page 173A, image 1. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  15. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, population schedule, District No. 13 Township, dwelling 551, family 551, Nelson Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M653, Roll 1275, page 258A. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  16. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDWX-2CT ), entry for J N Turner household, 1880, District 11, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 217, sheet 179A, household 3, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,255,282, accessed 31 Jul 2016.
  17. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSZD-JHC ): accessed 1 Aug 2016), J Net Turner, Civil District 3 (excl. Gallatin town), Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing sheet 10A, family 186, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,601.
  18. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGFV-SDV ), entry for James N Turner, 1910, Civil District 3, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 132, sheet 1A, household 8, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,535, accessed 1 Aug 2016.
  19. [S3458] "TN Deaths, 1914-1966," FamilySearch, James Edward Turner, 05 Jan 1935; citing Cemetery, Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, cn 2115, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1,876,822, accessed 1 Aug 2016.
  20. [S5982] "Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Sep 2019, entry for Erskine Bunton Turner, 1948; citing original data from the FamilySearch entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
  21. [S6017] "Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1965," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 5 Feb 2021, entry for Anna Hall Ligon, 1965, Gallatin, Sumner County, Cert. No. 23705, image 385 of 640; citing original data from the Tennessee Bureau of Vital Statistics.

James Patrick Henry Turner1,2

M, #23053, b. circa 1806
FatherVines Turner3 b. 1766

Family

Margaret (--?--) b. c 1813
Child
Last Edited11 Jul 2021
     James Patrick Henry Turner was born circa 1806, son of Vines Turner, in North Carolina.2,1,4
     He was also known as Henry.4

     Henry married Margaret (--?--). I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 10 Jul 2021.4

     He had the following children: Lemon Thales (b. 28 Oct 1833, d. 7 Aug 1903); Patrick Henry (b. 8 Feb 1849, d. 14 Mar 1915); Lewis Baws (b. 1855, d. 1914); Louisa Ann (b. c1839); Elizabeth Ann (b. 22 Jul 1841, d. 7 Mar 1911); and, Margaret Henrietta.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1850as Henry and 44 years of ageFort Creek District, Granville County, North Carolina4
Farmer with real estate valued at $3244

Citations

  1. [S5531] T. R. Green. The Dixie Sun: Turner Biographies, online http://arebindixie.blogspot.com/2012/05/lysander-turner.html, accessed 23 Jul 2016, site verified as active 13 Jul 2019. The author is reporting on his great-great grandfather, Lysander Turner and this site contains photographs and letters.
  2. [S5530] Turner, Lee, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, dated 6 Oct 2004, entitled "Re: Terisha Turner" provides link to website www.geocities-com/arebindixie/files/lysander.pdf which is no longer active.
  3. [S5532] FamilyTreeDNA, "FTDNA - Lee Turner Pedigree" (<e-mail address>) . It was his Y-DNA which first indicated that Terisha was not the original emigrant, but instead originated elsewhere in Virginia. He supplied the ancestral information based on his research.
  4. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 9 Jul 2021, entry for Henry Turner, 1850, Fort Creek, Granville, North Carolina; citing roll 631, page 110a, family 6, image 1 of 20; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.

James Randolph Turner1

M, #5494, b. 12 September 1905, d. 23 March 1968
Relationship4th great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherHarry Thomas Turner2,3 b. 1878, d. 19 May 1956
MotherRosa M. Watts2,3 b. 9 Jun 1881, d. 10 Mar 1924

Family

Ethel Ware Weekley b. 8 May 1918, d. 14 Jun 2014
Last Edited29 Mar 2021
     James Randolph Turner was born on 12 September 1905, son of Harry Thomas Turner and Rosa M. Watts, in Amherst County, Virginia.2,3

     James, 29, married Ethel Ware Weekley, 17, on 31 July 1935 in Amherst County, Virginia.4

     James registered for the draft on 16 October 1940 at Amherst County, Virginia. He was 35 years of age, married and working for the Southern Railway Company. He is described as being 5' 6" in height, 148 pounds, with blue eyes, brown hair and a light complexion.

     The Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, also known as the Burke–Wadsworth Act, enacted September 16, 1940, was the first peacetime conscription in United States history. The Selective Service Act required that men who had reached their 21st birthday but had not yet reached their 36th birthday register with local draft boards. Later, when the U.S. entered World War II after Pearl Harbor, all men from their 18th birthday until the day before their 45th birthday were made subject to military service, and all men from their 18th birthday until the day before their 65th birthday were required to register.5

     James Randolph Turner died of Carcinoma of the Lung on 23 March 1968 at age 62 in Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg, (Independent City), Virginia,3 and was buried in Briarwood Memorial Gardens, Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia.6,7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1910as Randolph, 5 years of age and living with his parents in his paternal grandfather's householdElon District, Amherst County, Virginia8
1920as Randolph and 14 years of ageElon District, Amherst County, Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S248] Robinson, Ann, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (Virginia) to Toby Turner, email dated 4/19/2000 based on research done by Ethel Weekley Turner, a relative on her line.
  2. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJNF-PM5: accessed 29 Jul 2016), Harry T Turner household, 1920, Elon, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing ED 14, sheet 4A, household 62, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,879.
  3. [S6048] "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 7 Feb 2021, entry for James Randolph Turner, 23 Mar 1968, Cert. No. 301, State File No. 68 007730, image 231 of 500.
  4. [S6361] "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6CBG-7LSY, entry for James Randolph Turner and Ethel W. Weekley 31 Jul 1935; citing Marriage, Amherst, Virginia, United States, Circuit court clerk offices, Virginia, accessed 2 Feb 2021).
  5. [S5768] "U. S., World War II Draft Cards, for Young Men, 1940-1947," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 7 Feb 2021, entry for James Randolph Turner, 1940, Amherst County, Virginia, Serial No. 446, Order No. 345, image 344-345 of 1887.
  6. [S6048] "VA Death Recds., 1912-2014," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for James Randolph Turner, 23 Mar 1968, Cert. No. 301, State File No. 68 007730, image 231 of 500. Says he was buried in Fort Hill Memorial Park , Lynchburg.
  7. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Jul 2016, memorial page for J Randolph Turner (1905-1968) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Christine Phelps, maintained by Christine Phelps; citing Briarwood Memorial Gardens, Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia.
  8. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPGN-KH4 ), entry for Harry Turner, Elon, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 13, sheet 16B, family 281, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1621; FHL microfilm 1,375,634, accessed 29 Sep 2019.

James S. Turner1

M, #911, b. 1800
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherHenry Turner1 b. c 1758, d. 23 Oct 1829
MotherRachel Stovall2 b. c 1762, d. 4 Jan 1850
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Pocahantas Kyle b. bt 1790 - 1800, d. b 27 Jul 1850
Children
Last Edited26 Feb 2022
     Untangling the Turner families in Pike County, Missouri is not for the faint of heart. I am not completely satisfied with my work so far particularly when so many of the relationships on based solely on indirect evidence. But, I have made a start.

     First of all, there were four Turner families who originally immigrated to Pike County. The first was John Turner, a native of Maryland and thus no relative to any of the Virginia Turners who came later. John moved to Missouri in 1811 more than 20 years before the first Terisha Turner settled in Pike County. John had two sons and five daughters. During the time of serious Native American trouble, the family first moved into the fort at Fort Buffalo and then went to St. Louis where they remained until returning in 1818. This information comes from the first of my sources: The History of Pike County, Missouri, published in 1883 when Alexander was still living. One has to be careful in not confusing all these families.

     Terisha Turner, son of Henry and Rachel (Stovall) Turner and the grandson of "Ole" Terisha, was enumerated in Nelson County in 1830, but by Dec 1835 was purchasing land in Pike County. I suspect he came earlier than that as it was customary to make improvements in land. Terisha immigrated with his brothers: George Stovall Turner, Stephen Berry Turner and James S. Turner. This Terisha left no will and I've been unable so far to find an estate settlement naming his chilren, but indirect evidence leads me to believe that he had at least four children: Lorenzo D., George H., Mary, and William B. Turner. Some of this evidence is not as clear as I would like so I consider some of these children provisional (Mary, for example).

     Shortly thereafter, Terisha Turner (ID#925), son of William and Sarah (Lyon) Turner, also a grandson of "Old" Terisha, joined him. The families were closely connected with each other. Stephen brought his children: Julia Ann, Sarah Jane, Susannah (Susan), David H., George F., John C. and Thomas Turner, with him. He had two subsequent children in Missouri: Eliza V. and Robert C. Turner.

     That the families were close is demonstrated by the fact that George S. Turner took on the guardianship of this Terisha when he evidently became of "unsound mind." Whereas the 1850 census described him as "insane", I suspect he may have been suffering from dementia.

     Although I had originally studied the cited history in a local library, it now is available online. When I began studying it again in Sep 2020 I realized there was a third family from the Albemarle/Amherst/Nelson County Turners living in Pike County. According to the history book previously cited, John F. Turner, born 1798 in Amherst County, Virginia, immigrated to Missouri in 1838, settling on what was known as the Minor place. He spent only one year there before purchasing the Paxton farm 2.5 miles west of Prairieville. John moved to Louisiana in Pike County in 1845 for better schools. He served as postmaster and also kept a public house to entertain travelers. He died in Louisiana 27 Oct 1880, with his wife dying Mar 1881. The history is primarily written about his son, Alexander, born in 1835 in Virginia, who became a merchant and was still living when this history was published in 1883.

     The John F. Turner in the above paragraph was the son of Samuel Turner (b1767-b1829) and Sarah Farrar Spencer. This Samuel was the son of Stephen Turner, the man most researchers believe to have been 'Old' Terisha's brother. I have not studied this family in depth, but do have some information. For some reason, it has not been as widely followed in family histories, or at least I am unaware of them. I also had great-grandson of 'Old' Terisha who was born the same year, but did not have a middle initial. I initially confused him with Samuel and Sarah Turner's son. I have added only the direct line from Sarah F. Turner backward, rather than adding all the siblings because I have not researched Stephen's line as thoroughly as I have 'Old' Terrisha's.

     Because all the Family History Library microfilm of Nelson County, Virginia, court and deed records are locked and, therefore, only available at affiliated libraries all of which are closed due to the pandemic, I cannot use these records for verification at this time.

     It is my hope that someone reading this may be a descendant and be able to shed more light into what I've uncovered so far.3,4
     James S. Turner was born in 1800, son of Henry Turner and Rachel Stovall, in Amherst County, Virginia. He is not listed on the Bible leaf, but is listed on the affidavits.5

     James married Pocahantas Kyle, daughter of David Kyle and Elizabeth Chambers. This is a supposition by the author of the cited book6 for which I can find no documentation in records anywhere as of 6 Mar 2021. It does make sense though, given that a James Turner Senr lived close to Pocahantas's father, David.

     A tree on MyHeritage states she was the daughter of David Kyle and Elizabeth Chambers Kyle and that the marriage took place in 1818, probably in Buckingham County where her father resided.7

     With the Buckingham County records destroyed, I don't have any way to verify much of anything with respect to David Kyle's children, only one of whom I've found elsewhere (not Pocahantas). Although I was able to access a family history which contained notes from family members, one of whom had access to the family bible of one of David Kyle's sons.

     I cannot find a marriage record for them anywhere - not in Virginia, Kentucky, or Missouri. That he married a Pocahantas seems evident. All we know for certain was that his wife's first name was Pocahantes because James' mother names her as Pocahantes Turner, her daughter-in-law in her will.

     On 28 September 1828, he is named James S. in his father's will of this date.1

     On 1 January 1833, the Administrator's Account of Henry Turner's estate settlement was filed by Lawson Turner and George S. Turner, executors, approved by Superior Court of Lynchburg and certified to Amherst County. Legatees: Martha Gregory, Terisha Turner, Henry Turner, M. H. Garland for E. P. Omohundro, Jas. S. Turner, B. P. Balderfor Geo. N. Gregory , Reuben Carver, S. B. Turner, Saml. Turner, Wm. Turner, Jas. S. Turner for Hezekiah Stone with Jos. S. Dillard and Jesse Mundy, as commissioners in Amherst County.8

     On 1 May 1837, could this be the James L. (probably a transcription error) Turner who stood as security for his brother, Stephen Berry Turner, who was named administrator of William M. Turner's estate at Pike County, Missouri.9

     Click on the camera icon to see Pike County townships.

     On 12 August 1840, a horse race between James S. Turner's Waxey, and Thos. Merritt's Truffle for $100 aside was to be held at Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri.10

     On 27 November 1841, James published a note:
LOOK AT THIS!
Waxey can beat Sir Charles with ninety pounds on each, one mile for ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS; five hundred dollars forfeit - or any other Stalion in Pike County, same ters and same distance.11

     On 20 June 1843, James S. was successful in his suit for a debt of $320.50 and damages due on said instrument against Elijah J. Strother et al at Pike County, Missouri.12,13

     On 18 April 1844, James S. Turner did by deed bearing the date of 7 May 1844 convey as trustee to secure to George S. Turner & Stephen B. Turner the payment of a note of $800 bearing this date and also to secure the said George S. & S. B. Turner in the liability for the said James S. Turner as securities for him to Wiliam Penix for personal & real estate sold for cash in hand at the residence of James S. Turner on 25 Oct 1844 and whereas on this date George S. Turner and Stephen B. Turner became the purchasers of the property at Pike County, Missouri.14

     On 20 April 1844, Henry Chouteau, administrator of Auguste Chouteau, late of St. Louis County, do appoint James S. Turner as my attorney and in my place as administrator to take possession and be lawfully authorized by me of a tract of Land containg 500 arpents (an old French unit of land area equivalent to 3,420 square meters or just under 1 acre and the stand measurement of land in those areas settled during the French regime) being part and parcel of a tract granted by the Spanish Goverment on 18 Dec 1799 now lying in the county of Pike, surveyed by the Spanish Surveyor 19 Feb 1804 which tract is bounded on the southeast by Pierre Gamelin & a tract now owned by Jn. W Bankhead, north northwest by ?, East by North by Sylvester Holladie, west by south by Antoine Souland. It being an undivided interest held by siad Chouteau in the original tract of 800 arpents above mentioned.15

     On 7 May 1844, James S. Turner conveyed land, patented to him on 10 Mar 1843, consisting of a male slave, cattle, wagon, two yoke of work oxen, thirty head of sheep, two houses of tobacco, 24 head of hogs and his household and kitchen furniture and farming utensils to Aylett H. Buckner in trust because he was indebted to George S. Turner and Stephen B. Turner in the sum of $800 by note bearing the date of 18 Apr 1844 and payable one day after. George S. and Stephen B. Turner were also bound as his Securities in the sum of $190 to William Penix, by note or bond bearing ten percent interest. If Buckner pays the sum of money to William Penix and holds his Securities harmless and shall also pay the first mentioned sum of money when thereto demanded by George and Stephen, this this deed would be void. But if all parties pay William Penix, the $190 and interest as Securities and the payment of $800 & interest to George S. and Stephen B. Turner, than in that case the said Buckner trustee as afordsaid shall on the application of the said parties of the third proceed to sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand the aforesaid property, real & personal at the resident of the said James S. Turner with the proceeds paid to George S. & Stephen B Turner and the remainder if any shall be paid to James S. Turner. Aylett H. Buckner covenants to execute the trust hereby created. at Pike County, Missouri.16

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

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

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

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

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

     She appointed Stephen B. Turner and George S. Turner as executors of her will which was witnessed by Thos. R. Vaughn and Reuben H. Carver.17

     On 18 June 1851, George S. Turner purchased for $600 from Stephen B. Turner the one undivided half of all his right title and interest in 923.20 acres in Pike County, Missouri, beginning at Terisha Turner's most northwest, it being the same tract upon which the said parties now reside except for the 358.44 acres which had been cut off from the said tract and conveyed by Stephen to Jane W. Meriwether and her children previously. James S. Turner, Justice of the Peace verified the accuracy of the deed.18

     I cannot find any burial information on Denton County for him as of 7 Apr 2021.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840with one free white male between 5 and 10; one free white male between 15 and 20; one free white male between 30 and 40; one free white female under 5; one free white female between 10 and 15; and, one free white female between 40 and 50. Slaves enumerated were: one male under 10; four males between 10 and 24; two males between 24 and 36; one female under 10; one female between 10 and 24; and one female between 36 and 55 - a total of 10 slaves. Seven people were engaged in agricultureCuivre Township, Pike County, Missouri19
185050 years of age and with no wife listedCuivre Township, Pike County, Missouri20
"none", but, under the column for real estate valued at, the enumeration sheet reads "rents"20
186060 years of age. Also living within his household were his daughter, Pocahantes, and: Mary Warmington, age 49, born in Virginia; James Warmington, age 16, born in Missouri; Morris Warmington, age 13, born in Missouri; and Martin V. Wisdom, age 20, born in MissouriPilot Point PO, Denton County, Texas21
Attorney21
187070 years of age with his daughter, Pocahontas, living with him. Also living within his household were: Sarah Turner, age 53, Black, a Domestic Servant; and Benjaming F. Day, 28, a Bar Tender born in MissouriPilot Point PO, Denton County, Texas22
House Keeper Private Boarding (?) with personal property worth $30022

Citations

  1. [S112] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 7-9 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Henry Turner will entry, Will Book 7, page 277.
  2. [S1894] Henry Turner, pension application R10759; digital images, (Ancestry.com's Fold3: , online at http://www.fold3.com page 55 of 77, imaged from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, National Archives microfilm publication Record Group 15, Series M804, roll 2425. I could not read his birth on the family bible record.
  3. [S6277] The History of Pike County, Missouri - An Encyclopedia of Useful Information, and a Compendium of Actual Facts, digital image, (Mills & Company, Des Moines, Iowa: 1883); digitized by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, accessed 13 Sep 2020), entry for John Turner, 1811, page 630 There were multiple contributors to this book but no specific author. To see it, go to Missouri, Pike, click on online records and click on History. The actual address is too long for me to use.
  4. [S6277] Hist. of Pike Co., MO, originally published by Mills & Company, Alexander Turner son of John F. Turner, 1835, pages 873-874, accessed 13 Sep 2020.
  5. [S1894] Henry Turner, pension application R10759, http://www.fold3.com, page 59 of 77. I only found him listed in the affidavits and letters.
  6. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 8 . 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. [S6490] Reed, Brenda Keck. "Brenda Keck Reed's Kith & Kin of VA, NC< TN, SC & Beyond", cannot be reached directly from a link, updated 9 Oct 2019, Tree ID = 110177, Gedcom name = bhreed, site verified as active 6 Mar 2021.
  8. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Henry Turner entry, Will Book 8, page 381.
  9. [S1649] Anonymous. Missouri Pioneers of Pike County (Bowling Green, Missouri: InfoTech Publications, 1992), page 37.
  10. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 24 Sep 2020, entry for James S. Turner, 1840, Salt River Journal (Bowling Green, Missouri), issue of 18 Jul 1840, page 3, image 3 of 4.
  11. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for James S. Turner, 1841, The Radical (Bowling Green, Missouri), issue of 11 Dec 1841, page 3, image 3 of 4.
  12. [S6272] "Pike County, Missouri, Circuit Court Records, vols. D-E, 1841-1852, " images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah), entry for James S. Turner, 1843, pages 232-233, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLK-FJG6?i=160&cat=219057 : images 161-162, acessed 6 Sep 2020.
  13. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for James S. Turner, 1843, The Radical (Bowling Green, Missouri), issue of 7 Oct 1843, page 3, image 3 of 4.
  14. [S6275] "Pike County, Missouri, Deed Books H-I, 1841-1846, " images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( Provo, Utah), entry for Jas. S. Turner to Stephen B. Turner, George S. Turner, 1844, Deed Book I, page 428, image 558 of 672: accessed 8 Sep 2020.
  15. [S6275] "PIke Co., MO Deed Bks. H-I, 1841-1846," FamilySearch, James S. Turner, 1844, Deed Book H, page 637, accessed 25 Sep 2020.
  16. [S6275] "PIke Co., MO Deed Bks. H-I, 1841-1846," FamilySearch, Jas. S. Turner, Aylett Buckner, Stephen B. Turner, George S. Turner, 1844, Deed Book H, page 641, accessed 8 Sep 2020.
  17. [S6489] "Missouri, Pike County Probate Records, 1847-1857," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Rachel Turner, Will 4 Feb 1850, volume 4, page 140, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89LM-ZCL4?i=88&wc=QZ9D-448%3A1328677201%2C1328687302&cc=2399107, accessed 5 Mar 2021.
  18. [S6274] "Pike County, Missouri, Deed Books L-M, 1849-1852, " images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( Provo, Utah), entry for George S. Turner and Stephen B. Turner, 1851, Deed Book M, pages 87-88, images 384-385: accessed 25 Sep 2020.
  19. [S1026] "1840 United States Federal Census," Pike County, Missouri, Roll 228, page 89, line 20, James S. Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M704. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  20. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Pike County, Missouri, population schedule, Cuivre Township, dwelling Roll 409, page 182A, James S. Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M432, . ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  21. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFN-KVS ), entry for James Turner, 1860, Denton, Texas, United States; citing page 2, household 15, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,292, accessed 14 Jul 2016.
  22. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXGR-188 ), entry for James S Turner, Denton, Texas, United States; citing p. 21, family 123, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,081, accessed 14 Jul 2016.
  23. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Pike County, Missouri, pop. sch., dwell. 95, fam. 95, Henry H. Wisdom, household , Roll 409, page 167A.
  24. [S282] Robinson, Ann, "Descendants of Terisha Turner", compiled on 5 Apr 2000 (<e-mail address>).

James S. Turner1

M, #5472, b. before 1775, d. before 13 July 1833
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn Turner2,3 b. bt 1740 - 1750, d. b Apr 1832
MotherMildred Suddarth3 d. 1807
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Nancy Goodrum b. b 1775
Children
Last Edited7 Apr 2021
     James S. Turner was born before 1775, son of John Turner and Mildred Suddarth, in Amherst County, Virginia.4

     James and Nancy Goodrum obtained a marriage bond on 11 February 1803 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with John Goodrum as bondsman.5

     On 10 September 1803, he witnessed a deed between his father and his brother-in-law, Moses Tinsley, in which Moses purchased 164 acres of land from his father at Sumner County, Tennessee.6

     On 19 March 1805, John Goodrum (James' father-in-law) conveyed to James Turner 100 acres of his property near Rocky Creek for $600. There were no witnesses. at Sumner County, Tennessee.7,8

     In 1821, could this be one of the two James Turners on the Tax List? One 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 in Sumner County, Tennessee.9

     In 1822, could this be one of the two James Turners on the Tax List? One has 80 acres on R Creek. The other has unreadable acres with no designation in Sumner County, Tennessee.10

     On 24 August 1827, John Turner, in his will of this date, says:
     Be it remembered that I John Turner of the county of Shelby & State of Tennessee being weak of body but of sound and perfect mind & memory, blessed by Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner & form following to wit.

     I give & Bequeath to my wife Elizabeth one negro woman named nance with her son called Sam, also I give to her all my household furniture except such part of it as my son William S. Turner has in his possession which (sic) which I give to Isaac H. Turner, William R. Turner, Carolina (I believe this should be Calvin) S. Turner & Samuel Turner, children of William S. Turner.

     I bequeath to my wife one horse & two cows & calves.

     I give to my children Sally Caffey, Terisha Turner, Polly Read, James Turner & William S. Turner the sum of one dollar & no more.

     Likewise to the children of my deceased daughter, Betsy Tinsley. I give one dollar equally divided between them.

     The sum of seven hundred dollars due me by James Eidson & John Spain, I give and bequeath to my wife together will all other demand which I may have after my just debts are paid.

     And I appoint my wife Elizabeth & Kader Harrell commissioners to execute the above.

     I hereby revoke all former wills which I have made.

     In testimony whereof I have affixed my seal this 24th day of August 1827.
At the request of John Turner we have               John Turner (seal)
affixed our names as witness of the above
Charles H. Stone
James R. Harrell
Jacob F. Eilett (sic - Elliott?)11

     In 1830, John G. Turner bought from Dudley Adams 5 acres on Rocky Creek for $40. Witnesses: James Turner (his father) and Umbleton Gregory in Sumner County, Tennessee.12

     James and Nancy had five children, four girls and one boy. However, I can only verify one son and two daughters as of 7 Apr 2021.13

     In 1832, James and wife, Nancy Turner, sold to John G. Turner (his son) 118 acres for $500. Witnesses: Jacob Lawson and George Smith at Sumner County, Tennessee.14

     According to the Texas General Land Office, James was No. 118 with First Class Headright of 1 League and 1 Labor (4,605 acres usually) in Brazoria County. There is no indication on exactly when he received his headright, but this information comes from the Traveling Commissioners in January 1840. Isaac T. Tinsley is shown as Administrator.15

     James S. Turner died before 13 July 1833 in Brazoria County, Texas, on which day, Case No. 547 was filed. Previously, I'd been told he died in 1835, but that's obviously incorrect. In the Clerk's Reports of the Board of Land Commissioners of Brazoria County, Texas, Certificate 118 was listed for James Turner, decd. for a League and a Labor of land, stating he arrived prior to May 2, 1835 and was married.16 Isaac T. Tinsley was issued the certificate as Administrator.

     In File No. 547 of Estate Records,1833-1850. 35 papers in 1 container. Notice of probate, letters testamentary, inventories, claims, receipts, and notices of final settlement.17

     The index to the probate minutes shows a series of numbers: A-14, 39, 84, 96; E-114, 114, 139, 295; F-3, 14 and Will Rec. A-335. Also besides showing Isaac T. Tinsley as Administrator, there is a Power of Attorney Geo. H. Smith and Jno. O. [or Q.] Turner to Jacob Larson. Jno O. [or Q.] Turner, Wm. Littlefield
A-115, Jno H. Beale Curatar
Power of Attorney Martha Ann Mills to Jacob Lawson.18

     It should be noted that there was a cholera epidemic raging in Brazoria in 1833-34.19,20,21,3

     On 16 October 1873, Louisa B. Turner Locke wrote a letter to the historian Lyman S. Draper from Hartsville, Trousdale County, Tennessee, in which she provided detailed information about her father (James Turner), grandparents (John Turner and Millie Suddarth), aunts (Sally Caffrey, Mary Read, and Elizabeth Tinsley), uncles (Terisha Turner, William Turner), and sister (Mary A. Tinsley). She also states that Samuel S. Turner was the son of her uncle Terisha Turner. She even comments on "old Aunt Lyon" who died in Carthage, Tennessee at a very old age. I am unsure exactly who this old aunt is.3

     On 20 October 1873, Samuel S. Turner wrote another letter on this date to historian Lyman S. Draper in which he names his grandfather John Turner, his father Terisha Turner and his uncle James Turner. He mentions James' daughter Louisa B. Locke who lived in Hartsville, Tennessee. He also mentions his older brother Sumpter Turner and Sumpter's son, Thomas Sumpter Turner who then lived in Virginia.22

     On 2 December 1873, Mary Ann Tinsley wrote a letter to Lyman S. Draper on this date in which she references her sister, Louisa B. Locke, and a deceased brother, John G. Turner who resided in Sumner County, Tennessee. She states her grandmother was Milley Suddarth who married John Turner in Albemarle County, Virginia and later moved to Sumner County. Mary thinks Milley died there in 1809 or 1810. Mary also mentions Milley's sister, Agnes Suddarth, who married Francis Weathered and moved to Sumner County. She states that her own father was James S. Turner and that his sister Elizabeth married Moses Tinsley. Mary then states she married Isaac T. Tinsley, son of Elizabeth and Moses Tinsley (making Isaac her first cousin). Finally, she mentions her cousin Sumpter Turner who lived in New Orleans.23

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1817with 100 acres on Rocky CreekSumner County, Tennessee24
1818100 acres on Rock CreekSumner County, Tennessee25
1820with 80 acres on Rock CreekSumner County, Tennessee26

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820on a page with several Stovalls and a John Turner immediately adjacent to him; if this is the right James, his household consisted of: one free white male between 10 and 16; one free white male between 16 and 18; four free white males between 18 and 26; one free white male 45 and older (presumably himself); one free white female between 10 and 16; and, one free white female 45 or older. Five people were engaged in agriculture. The following slaves were enumerated: four males under 26; one male betweeen 26 and 45; two females under 14; one female between 14 and 26; and, one female between 26 and 45 - a total of nine.Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee4

Citations

  1. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 12 Oct 2000.
  2. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  3. [S1106] The Thomas Sumter Papers of the Draper Manuscript Collection; 973D, Series VV, 1-21. (Utica, Kentucky: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1986), accessed 30 Jan 2021, vol. 8, pages 359-360.
  4. [S59] "1820 United States Federal Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, Roll 124, page 203, line 27, James Turner Sen. household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M33. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015. Their 1820 census image quality was superior to those available on ancestry.com.
  5. [S416] Whitley, Edythe Rucker, compiler. Marriages of Sumner County, Tennessee 1787-1838 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1981), page 30.
  6. [S2216] Murray, Joyce Martin, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Abstracts: 1793-1805 (Wolfe City: Henington Publishing Company, 1988), page 117; original on page 403, Deed Book, Volume 3, Apr 1800-Oct 1805.
  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)". Citing Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Book 3, page 537.
  8. [S2216] Murray. Sumner Co., TN Deeds, 1793-1805, page 129; citing Deed Book 3, page 537.
  9. [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.
  10. [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.
  11. [S5964] "Tennessee, Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Sep 2019, entry for John Turner, 1832, Shelby County Will Record I-C, Jan 1830-May 1847, page 36, image 44 of 864; citing original data from the Tennessee County District and Probate Courts.
  12. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John Turner and Mildred Suddarth Family", containing "Sumner Co TN Deeds". Citing Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Book 12, page 398.
  13. [S254] Chesney. Email, dated 12 Oct 2000, reporting on her direct line of the family.
  14. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John Turner and Mildred Suddarth Family", containing "Sumner Co TN Deeds". Citing Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Book 13, page 486.
  15. [S2190] Ericson, Carolyn R. and Ingmire, Frances T. First Settlers of the Republic: Headright Land Grants Which Were Reported As Genuine And Legal By The Traveling Commissioners January 1840, I (n.s.: Ericson and Ingmire, originally published by Cruger & Wing, Printers, 1841), page 62.
  16. [S816] White, Gifford, editor. First Settlers of Brazoria County, Texas (Austin, Texas: from the Originals in The General Land Office of Texas, 1986), page 10.
  17. [S1324] Historical Records Survey, W. P. A.. Inventory of the Colonial Archives of Texas 1821-1837 - No. 3 Municipality of Brazoria 1832-1837 (San Antonio, Texas: Historical Records Survey, June 1937), page 32.
  18. [S1346] Brazoria County, Texas Index to Probate Minutes, 1826-1916, FHL Film 1,007,893, James S. Turner entry Microfilm of original records in the Brazoria County Courthouse, Angleton, Texas.
  19. [S345] The University of Texas. Index to Probate Cases of Brazoria County, Texas (San Antonio, Texas: The University of Texas, 1942).
  20. [S1346] Index to Probate Minutes, 1826-1916, FHL Film 1,007,893.
  21. [S1440] Hogan, William Ransom. The Texas Republic: A Social and Economic History (Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1946), pages 228, 229.
  22. [S1106] The Sumter Papers (Draper); accessed 30 Jan 2021, vol. 8, pages 357-358.
  23. [S1106] The Sumter Papers (Draper); accessed 30 Jan 2021, vol. 18, pages 270-271.
  24. [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.
  25. [S6335] Carpenter, Linda and Keen, E. James, compilers. "Record of the Taxable Property and Polls in Sumner County for the Year 1818" compiled 1997. Data from Sumner County Archives, Sumner County Tax Book 1816-1822, Microfilm reel #332.
  26. [S988] "Record of Taxable Property and Polls in Sumner County, 1820 -T's", contributed by Linda Carpenter, E. James Keen and Phoebe Trammel, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~providence/tax1820t.htm , uploaded 1997, website address verified 10 Jun 2019.

James T. Turner1

M, #23144, b. April 1899
Relationship4th great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherThomas Woodward Turner1 b. 1854, d. 1934
MotherEmma W. Corum1 b. Jul 1878, d. 1939
Last Edited16 Aug 2016
     James T. Turner was born in April 1899, son of Thomas Woodward Turner and Emma W. Corum, in Kentucky.1,2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19001 year of age and living with his parents in his grandfather's householdBallard County, Kentucky2
1910as Tommie and 11 years of ageHolcomb, Dunklin County, Missouri3
192020 years of ageDe View, Woodruff County, Arkansas1

Citations

  1. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDFT-KL2: accessed 27 Jul 2016), Thomas W Turner household, 1920, De View, Woodruff, Arkansas, United States; citing ED 243, sheet 5B, household 105, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,085.
  2. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9WC-8VP ): accessed 15 Aug 2016), Marcus L Corum, Magisterial District 3, Wickliffe Barlow city, Ballard, Kentucky, United States; citing sheet 17A, family 321, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,507.
  3. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2TY-15X ), entry for Tam W Turner, 1910, Holcomb, Dunklin, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 66, sheet 1A, household 8, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,793, accessed 16 Aug 2016.

James Waller Turner1

M, #24543, b. 31 May 1871, d. 6 March 1913
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Lewis Turner1 b. 28 Oct 1833, d. 9 Jan 1892
MotherMary Elizabeth Hufford1 b. 1 Apr 1841, d. 15 Jan 1911

Family

Viola Turner Bledsoe b. 13 Nov 1873, d. 9 Apr 1954
Last Edited7 Apr 2021
     James Waller Turner was born on 31 May 1871, son of James Lewis Turner and Mary Elizabeth Hufford, in Illinois.1

     James, 22, married Viola Turner Bledsoe, 19, on 19 July 1893 in Odessa, Lafayette County, Missouri.2

     James Waller Turner died of Ptomaine Poison on 6 March 1913 at age 41 in German Hospital, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri,1 and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove, Jackson County, Missouri.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18809 years of ageClay Township, Lafayette County, Missouri3

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Dec 2016, memorial page for James Waller Turner (1871-1913) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Gerry Stanley, maintained by Gerry Stanley; citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove, Jackson County, Missouri.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Viola Turner Bledsoe Stender (1873-1954) at memorial page....
  3. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6XN-W92 ), entry for James L Turner, Clay, Lafayette, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district ED 43, sheet 148C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0697; FHL microfilm 1,254,697, accessed 8 Sep 2018.

James William Turner1

M, #6931, b. 1 September 1804
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Turner1 b. 17 Nov 1768, d. b 21 Dec 1811
MotherFrances Dodson1 b. 5 Mar 1774, d. 2 Nov 1857
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited11 May 2017
     James William Turner was born on 1 September 1804, son of William Turner and Frances Dodson.1
     He was also known as James Gilliam Turner.1

     In June 1812, he cannot have been the James Turner who swore to the authenticity of a note given by his now deceased father to Charles Cox at Wilson County, Tennessee.2

Citations

  1. [S49] Johnson, Tony L., e-mail message from (<e-mail address>) to Toby Turner, dated 2 Jan 2002, with genealogy report attachment entitled "Johnson/Turner Descendants."
  2. [S3168] "Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927, " digital image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77T2-8Y78?mode=g&i=155&wc=M6QW-KWL%3A179891901%2C180192101&cc=1909088 ), William Turner, 1811; citing Wilson County Inventories, Wills, 1802-1814, images 156-157 of 232, pages 294-295; accessed 15 Feb 2012. There is no index to this information as of 22 Jun 2019.

James William Turner1,2

M, #23283, b. 30 June 1881, d. 27 July 1952
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Barton Turner1 b. 27 May 1837, d. 1928
MotherSarah J. Badgett1 b. 7 Jul 1852, d. 20 Mar 1918

Family

Rena Bobbett b. 6 Jul 1898, d. 15 May 1979
Last Edited7 Apr 2021
     James William Turner was born on 30 June 1881, son of Stephen Barton Turner and Sarah J. Badgett, in Butler County, Kentucky.1,2

     James married Rena Bobbett. I absolutely cannot find a marriage record for them as of 7 Apr 2021.3

     James William Turner died on 27 July 1952 at age 71 in Warren County, Kentucky,2 and was buried in Smith's Cemetery, Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
190018 years of ageButler County, Kentucky1
Farm Laborer1
1920as Willie and 38 years of age. Also living in his household were: his father, Stephen B., age 82; his sister, Ella, age 34; and a newphew Louis, age 13Sugar Grove, Butler County, Kentucky4
Farmer4

Citations

  1. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9WN-BK1 ): accessed 5 Aug 2016), Stephen B Turner, 1900, Magisterial District 2, Sugar Grove Precinct, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 50, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,511.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 9 Mar 2019, memorial page for James William "Willie" Turner (1881-1952) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Charlie O, maintained by Charlie O; citing Smith's Cemetery, Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Rena Bobbett Turner (1898-1979) at memorial page....
  4. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH2K-M7B: accessed 7 Oct 2019), Willie Turner, Sugar Grove, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing ED 37, sheet 7A, line 1, family 125, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 561; FHL microfilm 1,820,561.

James Y. Turner1

M, #26730, b. September 1882, d. 23 June 1934
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Leonidas Turner1 b. 17 Jun 1840, d. 31 Aug 1886
MotherMary Elizabeth Bryan1 b. Jan 1843, d. 12 Jul 1922

Family

Nellie E. (---?--) b. c 1884
Last Edited8 Jul 2021
     James Y. Turner was born in September 1882, son of Stephen Leonidas Turner and Mary Elizabeth Bryan, in Tennessee.1

     In 1887, he moved to California with his mother and siblings at California.2

     James married Nellie E. (---?--) circa 1921. I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 7 Jul 2021. This means I also cannot determine her surname.3

     On 23 August 1930, Thomas Taylor Turner's obituary states he died in Fullerton at age 61, was the husband of Mary E. Turner, father of Florence and Le Roy Turner of Fullerton and brother of Steve L. and James Y. Turner of Los Angeles and William B. Turner of Fullerton.4

     James Y. Turner died on 23 June 1934 at age 51 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California,
     Find a Grave does not have a memorial page for him as of 7 Jul 2021.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
190017 years of ageDowney, Los Angeles County, California1
Farm Laborer1
192037 years of age, single and living in his mother's householdLos Angeles, Los Angeles County, California6
Truck Driver6
193047 years of age and married at the age of 39. Also living in his household were two lodgers: George Smuck and John T. DanielLos Angeles, Los Angeles County, California3
Chauffeur, Trucking Company3

Citations

  1. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 6 Jul 2021), Mary E Turner, 1900, Downey, Los Angeles, California; citing page 4, family 73, FHL Microfilm 1,240,091.
  2. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 6 Jul 2021, entry for William B. Turner, The Pomona Progress Bulletin (Pomona, California), 6 Jul 1951, page 17, image 17 of 18.
  3. [S5996] "1930 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.Com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 6 Jul 2021, entry for James Y Turner, 1930, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; citing page 13A, family 258, FHL microfilm 2,339,901, image 21 of 46; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  4. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Thomas Taylor Turner, The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California), 23 Aug 1930, page 14, image 14 of 28.
  5. [S5769] "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QG5X-LY7Z, entry for James Y Turner, 23 Jun 1934, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Vol. 28, accessed 7 Jul 2021).
  6. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 6 Jul 2021, entry for Mary E Turner, 1920, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; citing roll T625_113, page 12B, family 337, image 24 of 30; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.

Jane Turner1

F, #12452, b. 29 October 1804, d. 29 June 1880
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner1,2 b. 18 Jun 1777, d. 20 Jun 1841
MotherMartha Wright1,2 b. c 1780, d. 7 Aug 1845
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Chastine Allen b. 1800, d. 12 Feb 1886
Children
Last Edited7 Apr 2021
     Jane Turner was born on 29 October 1804, daughter of Stephen Turner and Martha Wright, in North Carolina. She is the ---ter of Stephen Turner and Mathey his wife as noted in the family bible.2
     She was also known as Jincy W.3
     She also is reported to have been born in 1802.4

     Jane and Chastine Allen obtained a marriage bond on 23 November 1822 in Warren County, North Carolina.1,3

     Jane Turner married Chastine Allen, 18 on 27 November 1822. "Jane Turner of Warren Co., daughter of Rev. Stephen Turner, married Chasteen Allen of Amelia Co., Virginia in Warren County 27 Nov 1822."5

     On 31 May 1841, she is not named in her father's will. However, property may have been devised to her at the time of her marriage.6

     Jane Allen died on 29 June 1880 at age 75 in Granville County, North Carolina.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 7 Apr 2021.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185048 years of ageGranville County, North Carolina7
186057 years of ageAsylum PO, Granville County, North Carolina8
187068 years of ageAshford, Granville County, North Carolina9
188077 years of ageOxford Township, Granville County, North Carolina10

Citations

  1. [S2172] Kernodle M.A., Peter Jefferson. Lives of Christian Ministers: Over Two Hundred Memoirs (Richmond: The Central Publishing Co., 1909), page 324.
  2. [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, 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
  3. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), page 00001.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 8 Oct 2016, memorial page for Jane White Turner Allen (1802-1880) at memorial page... Maintained by SleepingDog; citing specific burial location unknown, but probably on his property.
  5. [S5667] Broughton, Carrie L., compiler. Marriage and Death Notices From Raleigh Register And North Carolina State Gazette (http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p15012coll1/id/2017: North Carolina State Library, 1944), pages 87 and 93, issue of 6 Dec 1822.
  6. [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.
  7. [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:M4BS-G8H ), entry for Chasteen Allen, Granville county, part of, Granville, North Carolina, United States; citing family 12, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL Film 444,644, accessed 9 Oct 2016.
  8. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Granville County, North Carolina, population schedule, dwelling 82, family 82, Chasteen Allen household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M653, Roll 898, page 158B. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  9. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Granville County, North Carolina, population schedule, Oxford Township, dwelling 270, family 271, Chasteen Allen household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M593, Roll 1139, page 300B. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online,. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  10. [S677] "1880 United States Federal Census," Granville County, North Carolina, population schedule, Oxford Township, Enumeration District (ED) 107, Sheet 70, dwelling 562, family 589, Chastine Allen household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm T9, Roll 965, page 563B. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  11. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Rev Patrick Winfield Allen (1831-1896) at memorial page....

Jane Turner1

F, #27183, b. circa 1826
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn Turner1 b. bt 1776 - 1794, d. b 5 Sep 1860
MotherMargaret Baskett1
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited8 Feb 2022
     Jane Turner was born circa 1826, daughter of John Turner and Margaret Baskett, in North Carolina.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185024 years of age and living in her father's householdBeaver Dam District, Granville County, North Carolina1
186025 years of age and living in her stepmother's householdBeaver Dam District, Granville County, North Carolina2

Citations

  1. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 3 Mar 2021, entry for John Turner, 1850, Beaver Dam, Granville, North Carolina; citing roll 631, page 127b, family 96, image 12 of 27; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  2. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 8 Feb 2022), Sarah B Turner, 1860, Bever Dam, Granville, North Carolina; citing Roll M653_898, page 421, family 836, FHL microfilm 803,898.