Sarah Turner1

F, #301, b. between 1766 and 1784
RelationshipGranddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner1,2 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner b. c 1753, d. b 18 Nov 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Pleasant Dawson b. c 1765
Last Edited4 Sep 2020
     Sarah Turner was born between 1766 and 1784, daughter of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner.3 She was also known as Sary.

     Sarah Turner and Pleasant Dawson obtained a marriage bond on 6 February 1786 in Amherst County, Virginia, with John Sorrell Dawson as Surety.4 James Turner, father of the bride, gave consent to the marriage on 6 February 1786.4

     Sarah Turner married Pleasant Dawson after 6 February 1786 in Amherst County, Virginia.4,2

     On 24 November 1805, she is named Sarah Dawson in her father's will of this date. However, another will abstract book does not name her or her husband.5,1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1810presumably as the free white female 26 through 44 years of age3

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Will Book 4, page 223.
  2. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940 (FHL)," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR77-3SC : accessed 5 Aug 2016), Pleasant Dawson and Sary Or Sarah Turner, 06 Feb 1786; citing Amherst County, Virginia, reference P 28; FHL microfilm 30,273.
  3. [S5546] "United States Census, 1810," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH23-LS2 ): accessed 20 Sep 2019), Pleasant Dawson, St Anns, Albemarle, Virginia, United States; citing p. 154, line 23, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 66; FHL microfilm 181,426.
  4. [S380] Sweeny, William Montgomery. Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia 1763-1800 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1973), page 25.
  5. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 368; citing Will Book 4, page 223.

Terisha Turner1

M, #302
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner1 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner b. c 1753, d. b 18 Nov 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Christian Foster b. a 1790
Last Edited6 Sep 2020
     On 24 November 1805, he is named in his father's will of this date.1

     On 28 May 1810, is this the Terisha Turner Jr who qualified as guardian to his brother, William Turner, orphan of James Turner?2

     Terisha Turner and Christian Foster obtained a marriage bond on 1 January 1814 at Nelson County, Virginia, with Samuel Turner serving as Security.3

     Terisha Turner married Christian Foster, daughter of James Foster, on 6 January 1814 in Nelson County, Virginia.4

     Could he be the Terrisha Turner who was enumerated in 1840 in Haywood County, Tennessee with two free white males under 5; one free white male 5 thru 9; one free white male 10 thru 14; one free white male 15 thru 19; one free white male 20 thru 29; one free white male 40 thru 49 (himself ?); two free white females 10 thru 14; one free white female 40 thru 49 (presumably his wife). Four people were engaged in agriculture. Only one free white person over the age of 20 could not read or write.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830with three free white males under 5; two free white males between 5 and 10; two free white males between 10 and 15; one free white male between 40 and 50 (himself ?); one free white female between 5 and 10; one free white female between 10 and 15; one free white female between 15 and 20; one free white female between 20 and 30; and, one free white female between 30 and 40 years of age. Slaves were three males under 10; three males between 24 and 36; one female under 10; two females between 10 and 15 - a total of nineNelson County, Virginia6

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Will Book 4, page 223.
  2. [S5991] Davis Bailey Fulton, compiler. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of Will Book A (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1964), page 11; citing Will Book A, page 122.
  3. [S451] Ricks, Joel. Nelson County, Virginia Marriage Bonds 1808-1866 (Salt Lake City, Utah: [copied by Joel Ricks] ; typed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, October 1936), page 78; the marriage bond as abstracted over a hundred years later shows a first name of Charles with a question mark.
  4. [S451] Ricks. Nelson Co VA Marr Bds 1808-1866, page 78.
  5. [S6008] "1840 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah) accessed 6 Sep 2020, entry for Tarniha Turner (Terrisha Turner), 1840, Haywood, Tennessee; citing roll 522, page 392, line 18, FHL Microfilm 24,544, image 34 of 95, National Archives and Records Administration.
  6. [S683] "1830 United States Federal Census," Nelson County, Virginia, Roll 196, page 124, images 57 and 58, line 14, Terisha Turner Jr household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M19. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

Elizabeth Turner1

F, #303, b. circa 1769, d. before 1850
RelationshipGranddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner1 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner b. c 1753, d. b 18 Nov 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Leonard Phillips Jr. b. c 1766
Last Edited28 Sep 2019
     Elizabeth Turner was born circa 1769, daughter of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner, in Amherst County, Virginia Colony.2

     Elizabeth Turner and Leonard Phillips Jr. obtained a marriage bond on 19 November 1792 in Amherst County, Virginia, with John Turner (probably her brother, John (L)) as Surety.3 James Turner, father of the bride, gave consent to the marriage on 19 November 1792.3

     Elizabeth Turner married Leonard Phillips Jr., son of Zachariah Phillips and Frances White, after 19 November 1792 at Amherst County, Virginia, with Rev. Mr. Campbell officiating at the marriage.3

     On 24 November 1805, she is named Eliz. Phillips in her father's will of this date in which James Turner leaves her his Kentucky plantation with the rest to be sold by Benjamin Dawson of Kentucky, his executor there.1,4

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

     The deed abstract reads: Teril (Terisha) Turner and wife, Polly; Leonard Phillips and wife, Eliza; Page Daniel (Dameron) and wife, Susannah; Henry Rittenhouse and wife, Patsey; Jno. Graves and wife, Lucy; Jesse Joblin and wife, Rebecca; Nancy; Mildred and Judith Turner conveyed to William Hamner of Albemarle. Leod. Phillips is later called Zach Phillips and Daniel is Dameron in the confusing deed . . $500; 100 acres. Lines: Cove Creek, Benj. Payne, Matthews, Saml. Anderson, mill tract. Witnesses: Saml., Henry, Terisha and Wm. Turner, Wm. H. Leigh. These signatures appear: Little Page Dameron, Henry Rittenhouse, Jno. Hopling, Susannah Dameron, Leanna Phillips, Jno. Groves, Polly Turner, Mildred Turner, Nancy Turner, Rebecca Jobling, Lucy Graves, Patsy Rittenhouse, Judith Turner.5,6

     In 1820, it has been suggested that they moved to Georgia c1816 and were enumerated in Wilkes County in the 1820 census.7,8

     Elizabeth Phillips died before 1850. Because her husband was enumerated by himself in the 1850 census.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820as the free white female 45 or olderSumner County, Tennessee9
1830presumably as the free white female of 50 and under 60 years of ageRobertson County, Tennessee10

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Will Book 4, page 223.
  2. [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".
  3. [S380] Sweeny, William Montgomery. Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia 1763-1800 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1973), page 61.
  4. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 368; citing Will Book 4, page 223.
  5. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing Nelson County, Virginia Deed Book I, page 509.
  6. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 36; citing Deed Book 1, page 509.
  7. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 4 . 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.
  8. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLX-B12 ): accessed 26 Jul 2016), Leonard Phillips, 1820, Wilkes, Georgia, United States; citing page 184, line 7, NARA microfilm publication M33 (Washington, D. C.: The National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 175,768.
  9. [S5513] "1820 U. S. Census," Leonard Phillips, Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing p. 334, line 23, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 124; FHL microfilm 193,686, accessed 18 Sep 2019 at ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLT-42N ).
  10. [S5525] "United States Census, 1830," index and imagges, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH5W-8J1 ): accessed 28 Sep 2019), Leonard Philips, Robertson, Tennessee, United States; citing 410, line 21, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 179; FHL microfilm 24,537.

Judith Turner1

F, #304, b. between 1776 and 1794
RelationshipGranddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner1 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner b. c 1753, d. b 18 Nov 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Thomas Graves b. bt 1776 - 1794
Child
Last Edited25 Sep 2019
     Judith Turner was born between 1776 and 1794, daughter of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner.2

     On 24 November 1805, she is named in her father's will of this date.1,3

     Judith Turner married Thomas Graves on 20 November 1810 in Nelson County, Virginia. There is no image available for the marriage record on Ancestry.com.4,5

     On 2 April 1812, 100 acres of land appearing to be a part of James Turner's estate considered as residual and not specifically designated in his will, but left to his daughters in an undivided interest was sold to William Hamner for $5001 in Nelson County, Virginia,

     The deed abstract reads: Teril (Terisha) Turner and wife, Polly; Leonard Phillips and wife, Eliza; Page Daniel (Dameron) and wife, Susannah; Henry Rittenhouse and wife, Patsey; Jno. Graves and wife, Lucy; Jesse Joblin and wife, Rebecca; Nancy; Mildred and Judith Turner conveyed to William Hamner of Albemarle. Leod. Phillips is later called Zach Phillips and Daniel is Dameron in the confusing deed . . $500; 100 acres. Lines: Cove Creek, Benj. Payne, Matthews, Saml. Anderson, mill tract. Witnesses: Saml., Henry, Terisha and Wm. Turner, Wm. H. Leigh. These signatures appear: Little Page Dameron, Henry Rittenhouse, Jno. Hopling, Susannah Dameron, Leanna Phillips, Jno. Groves, Polly Turner, Mildred Turner, Nancy Turner, Rebecca Jobling, Lucy Graves, Patsy Rittenhouse, Judith Turner.6,7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820presumably as the free white female between 26 and 44 years of ageNelson County, Virginia2
1840presumably as the free white female between the ages of 40 and 50 unless Thomas had married againNelson County, Virginia8

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Will Book 4, page 223.
  2. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLC-CVS ): accessed 20 Sep 2019), Thomas Graves, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing p. either 194A or 83 , line 13, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 130; FHL microfilm 193,689.
  3. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 368; citing Will Book 4, page 223.
  4. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 4 . 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.
  5. [S5545] "Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850," database online, Ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: accessed 5 Aug 2016, entry for Thomas Graves and I (could be a misreading of the initial) Turner or J. Gurner, 20 Nov 1810, Nelson County, Virginia; citing original data from the Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850.
  6. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing Nelson County, Virginia Deed Book I, page 509.
  7. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 36; citing Deed Book 1, page 509.
  8. [S5520] "United States Census, 1840," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHBW-9V2 ): accessed 21 Sep 2019), Thomas Graves, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing p. 58, line 17, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 569; FHL microfilm 29,690.
  9. [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:M8DF-3N8 ): accessed 21 Sep 2019), Jerrisha Graves, Nelson county, part of, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing family 371, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Microfilm 444,953.

Lucy Turner1

F, #305, b. between 1786 and 1794
RelationshipGranddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner2 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner b. c 1753, d. b 18 Nov 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

John Graves b. bt 1766 - 1784
Last Edited25 Sep 2019
     Lucy Turner was born between 1786 and 1794, daughter of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner, because she required a guardian in 1807 and, therefore, was under the age of 21 and was between the ages of 16 and 26 in the 1810 census.3,4

     On 24 November 1805, she is named in her father's will of this date.2,5 Guardians Bond - - Jno. Graves, Jos. Shelton, David S. Garland, Dabney Carr, Ro. Anderson, (this date), for Jno. Graves as guardian of Lucy Turner, orphan of Jas. Turner, deceased.3,6

     Lucy Turner and John Graves obtained a marriage bond on 17 November 1807 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Robt. Garland as bondsman.7

     Lucy Turner married John Graves after 17 November 1807 in Amherst County, Virginia.7,8

     Note that Nelson County was formed from Amherst County on 25 Dec 1807.

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

     The deed abstract reads: Teril (Terisha) Turner and wife, Polly; Leonard Phillips and wife, Eliza; Page Daniel (Dameron) and wife, Susannah; Henry Rittenhouse and wife, Patsey; Jno. Graves and wife, Lucy; Jesse Joblin and wife, Rebecca; Nancy; Mildred and Judith Turner conveyed to William Hamner of Albemarle. Leod. Phillips is later called Zach Phillips and Daniel is Dameron in the confusing deed . . $500; 100 acres. Lines: Cove Creek, Benj. Payne, Matthews, Saml. Anderson, mill tract. Witnesses: Saml., Henry, Terisha and Wm. Turner, Wm. H. Leigh. These signatures appear: Little Page Dameron, Henry Rittenhouse, Jno. Hopling, Susannah Dameron, Leanna Phillips, Jno. Groves, Polly Turner, Mildred Turner, Nancy Turner, Rebecca Jobling, Lucy Graves, Patsy Rittenhouse, Judith Turner.9,10

     I could not find them in Nelson County in 1820 and there were too many John Graves enumerated that year in Virginia in different counties for a reasonable search.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1810if I have the right man, she was the free white female between 16 through 25 which fits her ageNelson County, Virginia4

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, page 223.
  2. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Will Book 4, page 223.
  3. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, citing Will Book 4, page 478.
  4. [S5546] "United States Census, 1810," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH28-SP1 ): accessed 8 Aug 2016), John Graves, 1810, citing NARA micropublication M252, Albemarle Township, Nelson County, Virginia, page 695, line 14, FHL Film 181,430.
  5. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 368; citing Will Book 4, page 223.
  6. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 369; citing Will Book 4, page 478.
  7. [S102] Ricks, Joel. Amherst County Marriage Bonds, 1753-1853 (Salt Lake City: [copied by Joel Ricks for the Genealogical Society of Utah], 1936), page 48.
  8. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940 (FHL)," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRQ2-P41 : accessed 14 Jul 2016), John Graves and Lucy Turner, 17 Nov 1807; citing Amherst, Virginia, reference 206; FHL microfilm 30,273.
  9. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing Nelson County, Virginia Deed Book I, page 509.
  10. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 36; citing Deed Book 1, page 509.

Susanna Turner1,2

F, #306, b. between 1766 and 1784
RelationshipGranddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner2 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner b. c 1753, d. b 18 Nov 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Littlepage Darneron b. bt 1766 - 1784, d. b 4 Aug 1835
Last Edited25 Sep 2019
     Susanna Turner was born between 1766 and 1784, daughter of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner.3

     Susanna Turner married Littlepage Darneron before 22 April 1801 in Albemarle County, Virginia, with Martin Dawson Sr. officiating at the marriage.

     No actual day of the marriage is given, but its return was included in a list of returns by Martin Dawson Sen., dated April 22, 1801 (B/C Papers, 1800-07).45

     On 24 November 1805, she is named Susannah Damron in her father's will of this date.2,6

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

     The deed abstract reads: Teril (Terisha) Turner and wife, Polly; Leonard Phillips and wife, Eliza; Page Daniel (Dameron) and wife, Susannah; Henry Rittenhouse and wife, Patsey; Jno. Graves and wife, Lucy; Jesse Joblin and wife, Rebecca; Nancy; Mildred and Judith Turner conveyed to William Hamner of Albemarle. Leod. Phillips is later called Zach Phillips and Daniel is Dameron in the confusing deed . . $500; 100 acres. Lines: Cove Creek, Benj. Payne, Matthews, Saml. Anderson, mill tract. Witnesses: Saml., Henry, Terisha and Wm. Turner, Wm. H. Leigh. These signatures appear: Little Page Dameron, Henry Rittenhouse, Jno. Hopling, Susannah Dameron, Leanna Phillips, Jno. Groves, Polly Turner, Mildred Turner, Nancy Turner, Rebecca Jobling, Lucy Graves, Patsy Rittenhouse, Judith Turner.7,8

     On 8 August 1835, Susanna allegedly resigned as administrator of the estate of her deceased husband, Littlepage Damron, turning over the administration to Nicholas T. Damron for which he was bonded. However, although this detail posted on ancestry.com as a document seems genuine, it does not agree with the actual probate records of Pike County (see Littlepage Damron). This leads me to suspect Susanna might possibly have died before her husband. Ancestry.com apparently has no probate files for Littlepage at all with which to verify the posted detail. at Pike County, Missouri.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1810presumably the one free white female between 26 and 44St. Anne's Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia3
1820presumably the one free white female between 26 and 44St. Anne's Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia9

Citations

  1. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 4 . This book is not as well documented as one would like, however, it displays more research effort than one usually finds in books of this period on family genealogy.
  2. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Will Book 4, page 223.
  3. [S688] "1810 United States Federal Census," Albemarle County, Virginia, Roll 66, page 162, line 20, Littlepage Damron household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M252. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S96] Vogt, John and Kethley Jr., T. William. Albemarle County Marriages 1780-1853, II (Athens: Iberian Publisning Company, 1991), page 662.
  5. [S5505] Anonymous. "Albemarle Marriages," Virginia Magazine of Genealogy, vol. 23, no. 2 (May 1985): citing complete list on pages 72-73.
  6. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 368; citing Will Book 4, page 223.
  7. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing Nelson County, Virginia Deed Book I, page 509.
  8. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 36; citing Deed Book 1, page 509.
  9. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLC-MWK ): accessed 7 Jul 2016), Littlepage Damron, 1820, St Anns Parish, Albemarle, Virginia, United States; citing page 26, line 19, NARA microfilm publication M33 (Washington, D. C.: The National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 193,689.

Martha Turner1

F, #307, b. between 1790 and 1800, d. before 1870
RelationshipGranddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner2 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner b. c 1753, d. b 18 Nov 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Henry Rittenhouse b. c 1788, d. 27 Jun 1857
Last Edited25 Sep 2019
     Martha Turner was born between 1790 and 1800, daughter of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner.3 She was also known as Patsy.2

     On 24 November 1805, she is named Patsy in her father's will of this date.4,2

     On 21 December 1807, a Guardian's Bond was posted by Henry Writtenhouse, Terry Turner, Wm. Bailey, for Henry Writtenhouse as guardian of Patsy Turner, orphan of Jas. Turner at Amherst County, Virginia.5

     Martha Turner and Henry Rittenhouse obtained a marriage bond on 21 December 1807 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Terry Turner and Wm. M. Bailey as bondsmen.6

     Martha Turner married Henry Rittenhouse after 21 December 1807 in Amherst County, Virginia.7

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

     The deed abstract reads: Teril (Terisha) Turner and wife, Polly; Leonard Phillips and wife, Eliza; Page Daniel (Dameron) and wife, Susannah; Henry Rittenhouse and wife, Patsey; Jno. Graves and wife, Lucy; Jesse Joblin and wife, Rebecca; Nancy; Mildred and Judith Turner conveyed to William Hamner of Albemarle. Leod. Phillips is later called Zach Phillips and Daniel is Dameron in the confusing deed . . $500; 100 acres. Lines: Cove Creek, Benj. Payne, Matthews, Saml. Anderson, mill tract. Witnesses: Saml., Henry, Terisha and Wm. Turner, Wm. H. Leigh. These signatures appear: Little Page Dameron, Henry Rittenhouse, Jno. Hopling, Susannah Dameron, Leanna Phillips, Jno. Groves, Polly Turner, Mildred Turner, Nancy Turner, Rebecca Jobling, Lucy Graves, Patsy Rittenhouse, Judith Turner.8,9

     Martha Writtenhouse died before 1870 because she was not enumerated in the 1870 census.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830presumably as the free white woman between the ages of 30 and 40 year of age3
1840presumably as the free white female between 40 and 50 years of ageSt Anne's Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia10
1850as Martha and 59 years of ageAlbemarle County, Virginia11
1860as Martha and 8 years of age and living with her son, David C. Rittenhouse, age 38, and presumably his wife, Sally, age 28St Anne's Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:M4B1-7RS ): accessed 20 Sep 2019), Martha Rittenhouse in entry for David C Rittenhouse, 1860, citing page 86, household 661, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 805,331.
  2. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Will Book 4, page 223.
  3. [S5525] "United States Census, 1830," index and imagges, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH5N-XWY ): accessed 20 Sep 2019), Henry Wittenhouse, Albemarle, Virginia, United States; citing 295, line 1, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 197; FHL microfilm 29,676.
  4. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 368; citing Will Book 4, page 223.
  5. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 369; citing Will Book 4, page 490.
  6. [S102] Ricks, Joel. Amherst County Marriage Bonds, 1753-1853 (Salt Lake City: [copied by Joel Ricks for the Genealogical Society of Utah], 1936), page 133.
  7. [S412] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton. Marriages of Amherst County, Virginia 1801-1854 (Amherst: B.F.Davis, 1965), page 207.
  8. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing Nelson County, Virginia Deed Book I, page 509.
  9. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 36; citing Deed Book 1, page 509.
  10. [S5520] "United States Census, 1840," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHBM-4MB ): accessed 20 Sep 2019), Henry Rittenhouse, St Annes, Albemarle, Virginia, United States; citing p. 156, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 549; FHL microfilm 29,683.
  11. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M88L-MTD ): accessed 9 Sep 2016), Henry Rittenhouse household, Albemarle county, part of, Albemarle, Virginia, United States; citing no page number, family 1680, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 29,707. FamilySearch indexes it as 39 years of age, but on Ancestry.com it agrees with me that it reads 59 years of age.

Nancy Turner1

F, #308
RelationshipGranddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner1,2 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner b. c 1753, d. b 18 Nov 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

John Thurmond b. c 1790
Last Edited15 May 2020
     On 24 November 1805, she is named in her father's will of this date.1,2

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

     The deed abstract reads: Teril (Terisha) Turner and wife, Polly; Leonard Phillips and wife, Eliza; Page Daniel (Dameron) and wife, Susannah; Henry Rittenhouse and wife, Patsey; Jno. Graves and wife, Lucy; Jesse Joblin and wife, Rebecca; Nancy; Mildred and Judith Turner conveyed to William Hamner of Albemarle. Leod. Phillips is later called Zach Phillips and Daniel is Dameron in the confusing deed . . $500; 100 acres. Lines: Cove Creek, Benj. Payne, Matthews, Saml. Anderson, mill tract. Witnesses: Saml., Henry, Terisha and Wm. Turner, Wm. H. Leigh. These signatures appear: Little Page Dameron, Henry Rittenhouse, Jno. Hopling, Susannah Dameron, Leanna Phillips, Jno. Groves, Polly Turner, Mildred Turner, Nancy Turner, Rebecca Jobling, Lucy Graves, Patsy Rittenhouse, Judith Turner.3,4

     Nancy Turner and John Thurmond obtained a marriage bond on 24 March 1817 in Nelson County, Virginia, with Terisha Turner as bondsman.5

     Nancy Turner married John Thurmond on 24 March 1817 in Nelson County, Virginia, with John Shepheard officiating at the marriage.6

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820presumably as the one free white female 45 or older which would make her about 15 years older than her husband so perhaps she is deceasedNelson County, Virginia7

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Will Book 4, page 223.
  2. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 368; citing Will Book 4, page 223.
  3. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing Nelson County, Virginia Deed Book I, page 509.
  4. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 36; citing Deed Book 1, page 509.
  5. [S451] Ricks, Joel. Nelson County, Virginia Marriage Bonds 1808-1866 (Salt Lake City, Utah: [copied by Joel Ricks] ; typed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, October 1936), page 76.
  6. [S451] Ricks. Nelson Co VA Marr Bds 1808-1866, page 76, In the microfilm of the Nelson County Marriage Register, the Marriage Bond date is given as March 26, 1817. All the other information is identical..
  7. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLC-ZSB ): accessed 20 Sep 2019), John T Thurmond, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing p. 199, line 20, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 130; FHL microfilm 193,689.

Mildred Turner1

F, #309, b. circa 1775
RelationshipGranddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner1 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner b. c 1753, d. b 18 Nov 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Austin Corley b. 28 Apr 1757, d. 26 Jul 1841
Last Edited25 Sep 2019
     Mildred Turner was born circa 1775, daughter of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner, in Amherst County, Virginia Colony.2

     On 24 November 1805, she is named in her father's will of this date.1,3

     In 1806, when Mildred's father died, in accordance with his will, she was to receive an inheritance from the sale of the "rest of the Kentucky land," which was to be divided among seven other sisters.4,1

     In 1808, when Mildred's mother Rebecca died, she left (based on estimated birth years) at least three children undere age 16 with about five more unmarried.4

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

     The deed abstract reads: Teril (Terisha) Turner and wife, Polly; Leonard Phillips and wife, Eliza; Page Daniel (Dameron) and wife, Susannah; Henry Rittenhouse and wife, Patsey; Jno. Graves and wife, Lucy; Jesse Joblin and wife, Rebecca; Nancy; Mildred and Judith Turner conveyed to William Hamner of Albemarle. Leod. Phillips is later called Zach Phillips and Daniel is Dameron in the confusing deed . . $500; 100 acres. Lines: Cove Creek, Benj. Payne, Matthews, Saml. Anderson, mill tract. Witnesses: Saml., Henry, Terisha and Wm. Turner, Wm. H. Leigh. These signatures appear: Little Page Dameron, Henry Rittenhouse, Jno. Hopling, Susannah Dameron, Leanna Phillips, Jno. Groves, Polly Turner, Mildred Turner, Nancy Turner, Rebecca Jobling, Lucy Graves, Patsy Rittenhouse, Judith Turner.5,6 She was reported to be unmarried.7

     Mildred Turner and Austin Corley obtained a marriage bond on 12 April 1823 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with Benjamine Johnson as bondsman.8

     In 1841, upon her husband's death, Milly received a cash bequest of $800 from her husband, with the remainder of his estate going to his children, which amounted to about $1,200.4

     Circa 1844, Mildred moved into the home of Benjamin Johnson who boarded, washed and waited on her for about six years prior to her death.9

     Mildred Turner left a will dated on 15 July 1847 in Sumner County, Tennessee.
The Will of Mildred Cawley


     In the name of God amen.

     I, Milly Cawley, of the county of Sumner and state of Tennessee, being weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory and calling to mind the shortness of time and the certainty of death have thought it proper to make and publish this my last will and testament in form following that is to say:

     First, I wish all my just debts and financial expenses punctually paid.

     Second, I give and bequeath unto the children of Nelson Johnson -- that he has or may have by his present wife Milly, two hundred dollars and two beds and furniture and bed steds, one bureau and six chairs, one womans saddle. The above named property , I wish sold by my executor and the mony amounting from said said sale and the above named, two hundred dollars to be equally divided between the children above named.

     Thirdly, I give and bequeath in like manner to the five daughters of my sister Elizabeth Phillips, fifty dollars each making two hundred and fifty dollars to the above named children.

     Fourthly, I wish Benjamin Johnson to be payed for my boarding with him and the residue of my effects, I wish equally divided between John and Stephen Johnson, sons of Benjamin Johnson.

     And lastly I hereby appoint Benjamin Johnson my executor of this my last will and testament.

                    Milly (X )Cawley (seal)
                         her mark)
Signed Sealed and acknowledged to be the last will and testament of Milly Cawley and in presents of the subscribing Witness July 15 1847.10

     Her estate was probated on 4 October 1847 in Sumner County, Tennessee. Abram Bradley
Raymond Head
State of Tennessee, Sumner County Court, October Four 1847

The last will and testament of Milly Cawley dec' was this day produced in open court for probate and was duly proven by the oaths of Abram Bradley and Raymond Head subscribing witnesses.
copy Test
Wm. S. Munday Cr.10

     In 1849, State of Tennessee /
Sumner County / Whereas I have this day settled with Benjamin Johnson Administrator of Mildred Cauly dec'd and find him in amount as follows to wit:
To amount of Inventoried notes Cash etc. $666.25
Interest collection on the above notes 17.00
Amount of amount of sales 26.45
Making in all the sum $709.70

Cr By J. W. Spradlin for coffin      $ 15.00
Cr. By a/c for shroud, etc       3.87
Cr. By H. D. Thompson       25.75
Cr. By court expenses       3.50
Cr. By Benjamin Johnson's a/c      400.00
Cr. By Amount allowed Admr.       10.00
Cr. By Clerk's fee for settlement       2.50
     460.62
Leaving this sum due estate      $249.08

All of which is respectfully submitted to the court Oct. 23rd 1849.

Mildred Cauley
To Benjamin Johnson Dr.
For boarding, washing, and waiting on about six years $400.00
State of Tennessee Personally appeared before
Sumner County me G. S. Gray an acting
Justice for said county Benjamin Johnson and made oath that the above amount as stated is just and true to the best of his knowledge and belief.
Sworn to and subscribed before me Benjamin Johnson
Oct. 23rd 1849
G. S. Gray (JP)

Milly Cauly Dr. to H. D. Thompson 1847
Medical ade $25.75
State of Tennessee This day personally before me
Sumner County O. P. Butler as acting J. P. for
sd. county H. D. Thompson and made oath that the above a/c of $25.75 against Milly Cauly dec'd is just and true after giving all just credits. Sworn to & subscribed before me this the 29th Apr. 1848.
O. P. Butler (JP) H. D. Thompson

Milly Caully to J. W. Spradlin dr.
State of Tennessee 1847 Making coffin & burial $15.00
Sumner County This day personally appeared before me O. P. Butler an acting Justice of the Peace for said county John W. Spradlin and made oath that the above a/c against Milly Cawly dec'd for $15.00 is just and true after giving all just credits.
Sworn before me this
the 21st January 1848.
O. P. Butler (JP)
Acct. payment in full this the 16th of Feb. 1849.
J. W. Spradlin

A list of the amount of cash and cash notes belonging to the Estate of Mildred Cauley Deceased.
1st - one note on Benjamin Johnson for $288.00
due the 7th of May 1844
2nd - one note on R. M. Potts for $192.00
due the 22nd of May 1847
3rd - one note on William M. Carter for $116.00
due the 2nd of May 1844 notes - - $596.00
Cash in Benjamin Johnson's hands 70.25
$666.25

2 Beds Bedsteads & clothing
1/2 Dozen common chairs
1 Bureau
1 side saddle

The above is a true statement of the efects in my hands this 22nd of Septr. 1847.
Benjamin Johnson

A List of Sale of the above property
1/2 dozen chairs Wm. Johnson $ 2.00
1 Bureau - Wm. Johnson 3.50
1 side saddle Richard Bradley 2.75
1 Bed & furniture Thos. Buntin 11.00
1 Bed & furniture Susan Johnson 5.20
26.45
This foregoing is a full and perfect account of the sale of all the property of Mildred Cauley deceased.
Benjamin Johnson.9

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1810with one free white male under 10; one free white male between 10 and 14; one free white male between 16 and 24; two free white females under 10; 2 free white females between 10 and 14; one free white female between 26 and 43 (herself) and eighteen slaves. This makes six household members under 16 with only one over 25 for a total of 26 membersGreensville County, Virginia11
1820with one free white female 45 and older (herself)Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee12
1830as the free white female between 40 and 49Wilson County, Tennessee13

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Will Book 4, page 223.
  2. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Believes this is a better estimated date of birth for her than 1786 which is shown by some.
  3. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 368; citing Will Book 4, page 223.
  4. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family".
  5. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing Nelson County, Virginia Deed Book I, page 509.
  6. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 36; citing Deed Book 1, page 509.
  7. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 4 . 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.
  8. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing Marriages of Sumner County, Tennessee 1787-18?, Edythe Rucker Whitley, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore 1981, page 51.
  9. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing Milly Cauly, 1849 Estate, transcribed by Jan Barnes, 2003, from Tennessee State Library microfilm #A-5183, Probate REeords (County or Chancery Court) Estates (Loose Records) #1604, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~providence/estate_mcauly.htm
  10. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing Milly Cawley, 1847 Will, transcribed by Marie Johnson, 2002, from Tennessee State Library microfilm #A-5033, Loose Record Wills, Will #376, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~providence/will_millycawley.htm
  11. [S5546] "United States Census, 1810," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH2R-HC7 ): accessed 20 Sep 2019), Mildred Turner, Greensville, Virginia, United States; citing p. 455, line 9, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 68; FHL microfilm 181,428.
  12. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLT-H3N ): accessed 20 Sep 2019), Milly Turner, Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing p. 351, line 10, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 124; FHL microfilm 193,686.
  13. [S5525] "United States Census, 1830," index and imagges, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHPT-5NV ): accessed 20 Sep 2019), Otin Cawley, Wilson, Tennessee, United States; citing 136, line 15, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 182; FHL microfilm 24,540.

Christian Foster1

F, #310, b. after 1790
FatherJames Foster1
Last Edited27 Sep 2019
     Christian Foster was born after 1790 because she was under 21 when she required a guardian in 1811.

     On 23 September 1811, Samuel Turner qualified as guardian for Christian and William Foster, orphans of James Foster with Terisha Turner (which one: the one who later married her or who?) as bondsman at Nelson County, Virginia.1,2

     Christian Foster and Terisha Turner obtained a marriage bond on 1 January 1814 at Nelson County, Virginia, with Samuel Turner serving as Security.3

     Christian Foster married Terisha Turner, son of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner, on 6 January 1814 in Nelson County, Virginia.4

Citations

  1. [S1355] Nelson County, Virginia Will Books, vol. A-B, 1808-1822, FHL Film 0,032,715 #3, microfilm of original records at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston, Virginia, James Foster entry, Will Book A, page 140.
  2. [S5991] Davis Bailey Fulton, compiler. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of Will Book A (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1964), page 12; citing Will Book A, page 140.
  3. [S451] Ricks, Joel. Nelson County, Virginia Marriage Bonds 1808-1866 (Salt Lake City, Utah: [copied by Joel Ricks] ; typed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, October 1936), page 78; the marriage bond as abstracted over a hundred years later shows a first name of Charles with a question mark.
  4. [S451] Ricks. Nelson Co VA Marr Bds 1808-1866, page 78.

Elizabeth Landon1

F, #312, b. circa 1736, d. before 12 October 1812

Family

George Stovall b. c 1695, d. b 7 Dec 1786
Children
Last Edited23 Jan 2019
     Elizabeth Landon was born circa 1736.2

     Elizabeth Landon married George Stovall, son of Bartholomew Stovall and Ann Burton, between 1755 and 1756. She was his second wife and the mother of Bartholomew, Rachel, Martha, Anne, James, George Jr. and Dorothy.1,3

     Elizabeth Stovall left a will dated on 30 January 1812 in Campbell County, Virginia. She names her sons: James, Bartholomew, George, and John; and her daughters: Martha Penn, Rachel turner, Nancy Stemmons, Dorothy Candler.4,5

     Elizabeth Stovall died before 12 October 1812 in Campbell County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 23 Jan 2019.6

     Her estate was probated on 12 October 1812 in Campbell County, Virginia.7,5

Citations

  1. [S590] Smith, Carmae Massey, The Stovall Family in America (Houston: D. Armstrong Co. Inc., 1979), page 34. This is a thoroughly researched genealogy family book.
  2. [S5572] Turner, Stephen Kent, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner at (e-mail address), dated 8 Jan 2017, containing Pedigree Charts for Ann Marie Omohundro and Samuel H. Turner; citing Lyle Keith Williams, The Stovall Family and Related Lines. Volume I, Second Printing - Rev. ( Cullman, Alabama: The GregrathCompany, 1984).
  3. [S3326] Hopkins, William Lindsay, abstractor. Campbell County, Virginia Wills & Inventory, 1782-1847 (Richmond: W. L. H., 1989), page 5; citing Campbell County Will Book I, page 90.
  4. [S590] Smith. The Stovall Family in America, page 35; original surce, Will Book 3, page 190.
  5. [S3326] Hopkins, abstractor. Campbell Co., VA Wills & Inv. 1782-1847, page 44; citing Campbell County Will Book 3, page 190.
  6. [S5572] Turner. Email, dated 8 Jan 2017, containing Pedigree Charts for Ann Marie Omohundro and Samuel H. Turner.
  7. [S590] Smith. The Stovall Family in America, page 3; citing Will Book 3, page 190.

Rebecca Turner1

F, #313, b. before 1775
RelationshipGranddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner1 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner b. c 1753, d. b 18 Nov 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

Thomas Austin d. b 16 Jul 1804

Family 2

John Jopling b. b 1760
Last Edited25 Sep 2019
     Rebecca Turner was born before 1775, daughter of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner.2

Rebecca Turner and Thomas Austin obtained a marriage bond on 3 December 1798 at Amherst County, Virginia, with John Turner and James Turner, Jr. as bondsmen and James Turner, Jr. as Surety.3 James Turner, father of the bride, gave consent to the marriage.3 Rebecca married Thomas Austin after 3 December 1798 at Amherst County, Virginia, with Rev. William Crawford officiating at the ceremony.3,4

     On 16 July 1804, an Administrator's Bond was filed with Rebecca Austin as Administrator of her husband, Thomas Austin's, estate in Amherst County, Virginia.5

     On 26 November 1805, she is named Rebecca Austin in her father's will of this date.1,6

     A Bekey Austen was enumerated in Fauquier County, Virginia in 1810 with one free white female under 10; one free white female between 10 and 15; and one free white female between 26 and 44 (herself), but I do not know if this is the right person.7

     Rebecca Austin married John Jopling on 14 April 1810 in Nelson County, Virginia.8

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

     The deed abstract reads: Teril (Terisha) Turner and wife, Polly; Leonard Phillips and wife, Eliza; Page Daniel (Dameron) and wife, Susannah; Henry Rittenhouse and wife, Patsey; Jno. Graves and wife, Lucy; Jesse Joblin and wife, Rebecca; Nancy; Mildred and Judith Turner conveyed to William Hamner of Albemarle. Leod. Phillips is later called Zach Phillips and Daniel is Dameron in the confusing deed . . $500; 100 acres. Lines: Cove Creek, Benj. Payne, Matthews, Saml. Anderson, mill tract. Witnesses: Saml., Henry, Terisha and Wm. Turner, Wm. H. Leigh. These signatures appear: Little Page Dameron, Henry Rittenhouse, Jno. Hopling, Susannah Dameron, Leanna Phillips, Jno. Groves, Polly Turner, Mildred Turner, Nancy Turner, Rebecca Jobling, Lucy Graves, Patsy Rittenhouse, Judith Turner.9,10

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820presumably as the free white female 45 or olderNelson County, Virginia2
1830possibly as the free white female between 40 and 49?Nelson County, Virginia11

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Will Book 4, page 223.
  2. [S3850] 1820 United States Federal Census, John Jopling, 1820, Nelson County, line 32, image 3 of 8, unknown cd5 24 Sep 2019 household; digital image, Ancestry.com (access through subscription); citing National Archives microfilm M33.
  3. [S380] Sweeny, William Montgomery. Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia 1763-1800 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1973), page 6.
  4. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940 (FHL)," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR77-Q8R : accessed 5 Aug 2016), Thomas Auston and Rebeccah Turner, 03 Dec 1789; citing Amherst County, Virginia, reference P 54; FHL microfilm 30,273.
  5. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 7; citing Will Book 4, page 175.
  6. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 368; citing Will Book 4, page 223.
  7. [S5546] "United States Census, 1810," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH2R-MQQ ): accessed 6 Sep 2018), Bekey Austen, Fauquier, Virginia, United States; citing page 268, line 8, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 68; FHL microfilm 181,428.
  8. [S234] "Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850," database, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., (Provo, Utah) accessed 24 Sep 2019, entry for John Jopling and R. Austin, 1810, Nelson County, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3723&h=86379&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=Cjh782&_phstart=successSource.
  9. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing Nelson County, Virginia Deed Book I, page 509.
  10. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 36; citing Deed Book 1, page 509.
  11. [S5986] "1830 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, (Provo, Utah) accessed 24 Sep 2019, entry for John Jopling, 1830, Nelson County, line 23, image 27 of 68; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Sarah (--?--)1

F, #316, d. before 15 February 1807
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Terisha Turner b. bt 1705 - 1710, d. b 19 Apr 1802
Children
Last Edited11 Aug 2019
     
The Problem of Sarah's Surname

     There appears to be no documentation to support the Wimpey surname. Careful researchers don't appear to use it.

     In her carefully-researched cited article, Mrs. Hiden says "The earliest reference the writer has found to the Wimpey surname is in Essex County records, O. B. 1716-23, page 166, 19 Aug 1718, when John Wimpey and Mary, his wife sue George Pettit. In Caroline County Records, O.B. 1741-46, page 260, 10 May 1743, Robert Rogers is ordered to pay John Wimpey 250 lbs. tobacco for his wife, Mary Wimpey's, attendance at court. In 1750, he appears in the list of tithables in Lunenburg County, and in the same year bought land there (Lunenburg County Records, D. B. 2, page 140). His son, John Wimpey, Jr., who had married Eleanor, daughter of James Byrom of Essex County (Essex County Records, W. B. 8, page 239) died about 1752, leaving two children, Henry and Elizabeth. In 1754, Eleanor Wimpey deeds all her household goods to her children, Henry and Elizabeth, and appoints their grandfather, John Wimpey, Sr., and their uncle, David Wimpey, to take charge of the children (Lunenburg Records D. B. 4, page 126). Mary, wife of John Wimpey, Sr.. . . joins her husband in a deed for 1100 acres to Lyddal Bacon. . . . [John Wimpey, Sr.] makes provision for the two grandchildren who had been committed to his care and leaves the remainder of his estate to Benj. Atkins, without specifying any relationship. The fact that he does not mention Sarah Turner as his daughter is not proof that she was not his daughter, for he makes no mention of David, whom Eleanor Wimpey specifically stated was her husband's brother. It is probable that he had made some settlement on Sarah when she married Terisha Turner, hence made no mention of her in his will."2

     However, no deed records have turned up showing any settlement. I have deleted her proposed surname until evidence is found to support that she was, indeed, a Wimpey/Wimpie.
     Sarah (--?--) married Terisha Turner, son of (--?--) Turner. It is unlikely that I'm going to be able to find a marriage record.3,4

     On 7 May 1793, she is named in her husband's will of this date.1

     Sarah Turner left a will dated on 14 November 1806 in Amherst County, Virginia. All of my children except Mary London - - she gets household goods, etc. Grandson, Terisha Turner, is now living with me. He and Jno. Dawson are to administrate. Witnesses: Saml. Turner, Wm F. Leigh, Leonard Mawyear. Proved by Saml. and Wm. H. Turner. [Note: unfortunately it is impossible to tell which grandson she refers to because James, Stephen, John, Henry and William all had sons named Terisha Turner!]


Will of Sarah Turner

     "In the name of God amen, I Sarah Turner of Amherst county being ancient and not knowing how soon I may die, yet of perfect sence (sic) and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, my Body being entered according to the directions of my executors, and my just Debts first paid, I dispose of what worldly Goods shall then remain to my estate as followeth -
     Item I give to all and each of Children except my Daughter Mary London one dollar current money to be pofsefsed (sic) by them and their heirs forever- Item I give to my Daughter Mary London one new feather Bed and furniture, one new pewter Dish two new pewter plates, one Iron Skillet and bed, one case of Knives and forks whole of my clothes of every description and one Cow- I also will what cash may be on hand at my decease to her the said Mary London, likewise eighty Dollars to be raised from debts now due me to be pofsses'd (sic) by her the said Mary London and the Issue of her body forever- the balance of my estate of every kind I give and bequeath to my Grandson Teresha (sic) Turner who at this time is living with me' provided the said Terisha Turner do settle and pay all my just debts exclusive the above legacies, that is to say should here be any surplus after paying Debts and legacies above mentioned, I then give and bequeath it to him the said Terisha Turner to be Pofses'd (sic) by him and his heirs forever. and lastly I appoint my Grandson Teresha Turner & Jno. I. Dawson executors of this my last will and Testament Revoking and disallowing all former Will or Wills made by me heretofore Witness my hand and seal this fourteenth day of November in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six
                              Sarah Turner (seal)
          Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Samuel (his mark) Turner
William H. Leigh[:TAB:      Leonard Mawyear           
     At a Court held for Amherst County the 16th day of February 1807. This last Will and Testament of Sarah Turner dec. was proved by the oaths of Samuel Turner and William H. Turner tiva (sic) Witnessed thereto and ordered to by recorded Teste
Amherst Circuit Court."5


     Sarah Turner died before 15 February 1807 in Amherst County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 23 Jan 2019.6

     Her estate was probated on 16 February 1807 in Amherst County, Virginia.6,7

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Will Book 4, page 34.
  2. [S982] Hiden, Mrs. P. W.. "London Family," William and Mary Quarterly, Series 2, vol. 12, no. 4 (Oct 1932): page 270.
  3. [S808] T. L. C. Genealogy. Cumberland County, Virginia Deeds, 1749-1752 (Miami: T. L. C. Genealogy, 1990), page 442, citing Deed Book I on this page number; his name is shown as Jerisha in the abstract, but that is probably a transcription error due to the handwriting of this era.
  4. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  5. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Will Book 4, page 274; the will in its entirety, as transcribed from a photocopy was provided by Mary L. Wasz to Vernon Drewa who kindly sent a copy to me on July 17, 1998.
  6. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Will Book 4, page 274.
  7. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 370; citing Will Book 4, page 274.
  8. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Will Book 4, page 274, in which only Mary London is specifically named.

Simpson Payne1

M, #317, b. 14 November 1790, d. 17 January 1873
FatherJohn Payne2 b. 1 Mar 1754, d. 14 Sep 1839
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

Elizabeth Searcy Green d. 4 Oct 1819

Family 2

Elizabeth Turner b. 1800
Children
Last Edited19 Sep 2019
     Simpson Payne was born on 14 November 1790, son of John Payne, in Botetourt County, Virginia. I'm not certain he was born in Virginia, but the bible record does not say where John's children were born.1,2

     On 23 September 1809, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant, 15th Sumner County, Tennessee, Regiment.3

     The cited source suggests that Simpson first married a Nancy Briley who might have been Susan's mother.1

     He performed his Military Service between 29 July 1813 and 15 June 1815 served in the Thirty-Ninth Regiment of the Army during the War of 1812.
In History of Tennessee by Goodspeed, 1887, the chapter "Military History of East Tennessee" makes these comments about the War of 1812:
"As the various wars and campaigned in which men from East Tennessee have participated have been duly mentioned in other portions of this work only a more detailed account of some of the troops engaged is here given. During the creek war of 1814-14 the East Tennessee militia, led by Gens. John Cocke and James White, took an active part and did good service. Every county which had then been formed furnished its full quota of men. The first regiment organized consisted of three-months' mounted volunteers, commanded by Col. John Williams, of Knoxville. It was mustered into service on December 1, 1812 and served until the following March. At the expiration of this service Col. Williams received a commission from the President to raise the Thirty ninth Regiment of United States Infantry, for service against the British. He accordingly began the work of recruiting, and on July 29, 1813, a regiment of 600 men was organized at Knoxville. The officers, as taken from the army registers were as follows:
Colonel . . .
Lieutenant Colonel . . .
Majors . . . .
Captains . . . .
First Lieutenants . . . .
Second Lieutenants . . . Simpson Payne . . .
Third Lieutenants . . . .

     While Col. Williams was waiting orders to march to the field, his brother-in-law, Judge Hugh L. White, returned from a visit to Gen. Jackson's headquarters in the Creek Nation. He had found the General in great need of re-enforcement, and he appealed to Col. Williams to go to his relief. The colonel was at last persuaded, and, waiting only long enough to communicate his intentions to the war department, started at once for the Indian Nation, where he arrived in time to participate in the battle of the horseshoe. In that engagement Maj. Montgomery, the son of one of the first settlers in Campbell County, was the first man to leap upon the works of the enemy, and was immediately killed. The regiment continued in the service until June 15, 1815, when it was disbanded at Knoxville. A remarkable fact connected with this command, is that it contained three men, who were afterward to become United States senators: John Williams, Thomas H. Benton and Samuel Houston; the last two for many years were among the most conspicuous figures in American politics."

     Simpson Payne's declaration of service, dated 12 Dec. 1850, when he applied for the grant of land, states he is 60 years old at the time. He did not follow through with the pension application and never received money from the government..1

     Simpson Payne, 26, married Elizabeth Searcy Green on 13 October 1817 in Sumner County, Tennessee.1,4

     Simpson Payne and Elizabeth Turner obtained a marriage bond on 21 September 1824 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with Charles Morgan as bondsman.5,6,7

     Simpson Payne, 33, married Elizabeth Turner, daughter of James J. Turner Jr. and Lucy Ham, on 23 September 1824 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with Rev. T. Edwards officiating at the ceremony.1

     On 10 February 1834, Stephen H. Turner, Samuel R. Turner (?), and John H. Turner conveyed to Simpson and Elizabeth Payne 235 acres on the waters of N. Fork of the Red River for $800. Also another tract containing 38 acres Registered 18 Sep 1834 in Sumner County, Tennessee.8

     On 10 February 1834, Stephen H. Turner, Samuel R. Turner (?), John H. Turner and Simpson and Elizabeth Payne conveyed to Seaton H. Turner 235 acres on the N. Fork of Red River for $800. Registered 11 Dec 1834 in Sumner County, Tennessee.9

     On 3 August 1834, Stephen H. Turner, Samuel R. Turner (?), Seaton H. Turner and John H. Turner conveyed to Simpson and Elizabeth Payne 94 acres on the waters of N. Fork of the Red River for $400. Also another tract containing 38 acres Registered 22 Aug 1834 in Sumner County, Tennessee.10

     On 14 October 1834, Samuel R. Turner (?), Seaton H. Turner, and Simpson and Elizabeth Payne conveyed to Stephen H. Turner 226 acres for $500. Registered 28 Feb 1839 in Sumner County, Tennessee.11

     On 12 November 1836, he moved with Elizabeth Turner Payne to Marshall County, Mississippi.1

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

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

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

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

     I have not found this in the online inventory/property settlement file at FamilySearch online records after going through the Sumner County, Tennessee Probate Inventories, Settlements, 1836-1861 book! There is a break in this microfilm in that one Inventories and Settlement book ends in 1847, but the next one begins in 1857 even though it states that it coveres May 1857 to Jun 1861. I have no explanation as of 24 Jun 2019.12

     On 28 December 1850, he received a land grant listed for Chulakoua, Miss. #37907 for Dec 28/50 - 160 acres, Lot (?16)466. The record of the land grant is in Vol. 59, page 66.

     Simpson Payne left a will dated on 14 April 1866 in Marshall County, Mississippi.1

     Simpson Payne died on 17 January 1873 at age 82 in Wall Hill, Marshall County, Mississippi.
     The obituary of Simpson Payne from the Nashville Christian Advocate states: "Simpson Payne was born in Botetourt, Virginia, November 14, 1790. He moved with his parents in 1801 to Sumner County, Tennessee, was married to Elizabeth Greer in 1817, who died in 1824. He professed religion in 1842 and died January 17, 1873. Brother Payne was an intelligent Christian gentleman, understood the doctrines of Methodism clearly, loved the Scriptures, had faith in God's power to save. His hope was founded in experience and now understands how great is charity." (I have been unable to find this obituary online as of 25 Jun 2019.)

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 25 Dec 2018.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185029 years of age which is ridiculous. Clearly the enumerator made a mistake. There are two children of whom I am not sure: John J Payne, age 10 born in Mississippi; and, Dixon Payne, male, age 28, born in Tennessee. The second male could be Charlton OR another son from the marriage to Elizabeth Greer. I don't know what to make of John J Payne who can't be John Simpson Payne, born c1848Southern District, Marshall County, Mississippi13
186070 years of ageChuluhoma PO, Marshall County, Mississippi14
Planter with real estate valued at $20,000 and personal property worth $33,00014

Citations

  1. [S3548] "Simpson Payne", contributed by Jerald Wilson, online at http://tngenweb.org/sumner/fasimpa.htm , website address verified 19 Jun 2019.
  2. [S3843] "Tennessee Bible Records", contributed by Tennessee State Library and Archives, online at https://tnsos.net/TSLA/Bibleproject/ , website address verified 13 Jul 2019, accessed 28 Jul 2014.
  3. [S2690] Moore, Mrs. John Trotwood. Record of Commissions of Officers in the Tennessee Militia, 1796-1811, I (Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Historical Commission, 1947), page 84, but his given name is spelled Sampson in the book.
  4. [S2585] "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH3-CGYG : accessed 26 Jul 2016), Simpson Payne and Elizabeth Green, 13 Oct 1817; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 467,485.
  5. [S416] Whitley, Edythe Rucker, compiler. Marriages of Sumner County, Tennessee 1787-1838 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1981), page 56.
  6. [S2180] "Sumner County Marriage Records, Selected Marrages from 1791-1925", contributed by Sherry Wilson, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~we3sumneritesjblcsf/marrndx.htm , uploaded 1998-2005, accessed 31 Jul 2016, site verified as active 10 Jun 2019, accessed 24 Sep 2009.
  7. [S2585] "TN County Marr, 1796-1950," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH3-CN72, Simpson Payne and Elizabeth Turner, 21 Sep 1824; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 467,485, accessed 26 Jul 2016).
  8. [S5979] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 13-16: October 1831-October 1839 (na: MD, 2008), page 16; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 205.
  9. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 23; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 313.
  10. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page14; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 180.
  11. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 33-34; citing Deed Book 16, Dec 1837-Oct 1839, page 426.
  12. [S261] "Estate Settlement for Lucy Ham Turner", contributed by Jo Thiessen, downloaded 19 Sep 1998.
  13. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4L6-ZFD ): accessed 1 Jul 2016), Simpson Payne household, 1850, Marshall county, southern division, Marshall, Mississippi, United States; citing no page number, family 228, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,589.
  14. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Marshall County, Mississippi, population schedule, dwelling 162, family 171, S. Payne household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  15. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 23 Jun 2016, memorial page for Thomas Joseph Payne (1825-1897) at memorial page... Maintained by Barbara Ramussen; citing Sylvania Cemetery, Sylvania, Lonoke County, Arkansas.

Stephen Ham1

M, #318, b. circa 1734, d. before 17 February 1812

Family

Mildred Rucker d. a 1 Sep 1810
Children
Last Edited30 Aug 2020
     Stephen Ham was born circa 1734 in Virginia Colony.2

     Stephen Ham married Mildred Rucker, daughter of John Rucker and Susannah Phillips.3,4

     He performed his Military Service between 1776 and 1778 by serving as a private in Capt. Francis Taylor's Company, 2nd Virginia Regiment as a Fifer. His name first appears on the company pay roll 28 Mar to 1 May 1777. He was discharged 12 Mar 1778.

     The military accounts (Vol. 22, page 8) mention Stephen Ham as being paid for Revolutionary Service. 5

     Stephen and Mildred Rucker Ham are listed in the DAR Patriot Index, Part II..6

     Stephen patented land on Stovall Creek at Amherst County, Virginia.6,2

     Stephen Ham left a will dated on 1 September 1810 in Amherst County, Virginia. Stephen Hamm's will names his wife, Milly; son, John; four grandchildren - children of my deceased daughter, Frances Plunkett: Jonathan, Willis, William, and Milly Rucker Plunkett; my sons, James and Ambrose Hamm; daughter, Lucy Turner; daughter, Elizabeth Knight; son, William; son, Samuel; daughter, Susanna Douglas - sum loaned to Robert Douglas, to her. Daughter, Polly Douglas; son, Bartlett Hamm; daughter, Sally Turner.
Will of Stephen Hamm

     In the name of God amen. I Stephen Hamm of the County of Amherst being weak in Body; but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God; calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament; that is to say principally, and first of all, I give and recommeny my soul into the hands of almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth, to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life.
I give and devise, and dispose of the same in the following manner and form, first of all it is my desire that all my just Debts should be paid by my Executors out of any money that may come into their hands belonging to my estate --

     Secondly. I lend unto my beloved Wife, Milly, all my Estate both real and personal that shall remain in my possession at my death not disposed of, during her natural life or widowhood and afterward to be divided among my children in the manner and form following -- Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son John Hamm an equal share of my Estate.

     Fourthly. I give and bequeath unto my four beloved grandchildren who are the children of my beloved Daughter Frances Plunkett, Deceased, by name, Johnathan Plunkett, Willis Plunkett, William Plunkett & Milly Rucker Plunkett, an equal share of my Estate to be equally divided among my four Grandchildren each having one fourth part of the same.

     Fifthly I give and bequeath unto my beloved son James Hamm an equal share of my Estate --

     Sixthly I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Ambrose Hamm an equal share of my Estate after deducting the sum of one Hundred and thirty five pounds for one negro man named Tom which he has in his posession which I gave unto him --

     Seventhly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Lucy Turner an equal share of my Estate --

     Eighthly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Elizabeth Knight, and the Heirs of her body and equal share of my Estate after deducting the sum of forty four pounds from the same. --

     Ninthly I give and bequeath unto my beloved son William Hamm an equal share of my Estate --

     Tenthly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Samuel Hamm an equal share of my Estate --

     Eleventhly I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Susanna Douglass an equal share of my estate after deducting the sum of Eighty five pounds for one negro girl named Mary which is now in posession and the sum of Twenty nine pounds thirteen (?) shillings & eight pence which was lent Robert Douglass which I give unto her and her heirs. --

     Twelfthly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Polie Douglass an equal share of my Estate after deducting the sum of fifty five pounds for one negro girl named Jinny which I give unto her and her Heirs --

     Thirteenthly I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Bartlett Hamm an equal share of my estate, after deducting the sum of one Hundred and Thirty three pounds for one negro woman named Sally which he has in his posession and money but which I give unto him & his Heirs --

     Fourteenthly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Sally Turner an equal share of my Estate, after deducting the sum of Fifty five pounds for one negro girl named Keze which she has in posession which I give unto her and her Heirs --

     Also it is my will that the several legacies herein named shall be paid by my Executors as soon or at any time whensoever my beloved wife shall think fit to make a division to be made by her(?) or otherwise as my Executors shall think best and most advantageous for my children, at their discretion. I do duly appoint my beloved wife Milly Executrix and my beloved friends Jesse Beck and Charles Munday my Executors to this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all other Wills, Legacies, bequests, and Executors by me in anywise before named, willed & bequeathed; ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament.
     In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of September one thousand eight Hundred & Ten

     Signd Seald and pronounced                     Stephen Hamm (SEAL)
by the said Stephen Hamm
to be his last will & Testament
In presence of each of us
Witnesses
     John London
     Wm Turner
     Samuel Anderson junior.7

     Between February 1812 and May 1812, The Administrator's Bond mentioned Henry and William Turner. The Inventory on May 2, 1812 mentions Henry Turner.8

     Stephen Ham died before 17 February 1812 in Amherst County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.9

     His estate was probated on 17 February 1812 in Amherst County, Virginia.9

     Before 15 April 1829, AA [?] Jesse Beck and Chas. Mundy - mention of Campbell Co. sheriff; Capt. Turner for services; Jesse Beck "for pailing (sic) in graveyard'; legacy of Jas. Hamm; Saml. Hamm; Eliz. Knight; David Douglas; Rich. Turner; Susanna Douglas and legatees of Benj. Plunkett. Total: $11,437.50 (worth $237,660.05 in 2011 dollars). Jno. Garth; Jno. Warwick; Geo. Staples.10

          Administrator's Account by the same administrators. To Wm. Hamm; Eliz. Knight; James Hamm; R. Turner - (worth $24,098.47 in 2011 dollars). Recorded April 15, 1829. at Amherst County, Virginia.11

Citations

  1. [S102] Ricks, Joel. Amherst County Marriage Bonds, 1753-1853 (Salt Lake City: [copied by Joel Ricks for the Genealogical Society of Utah], 1936), page 121.
  2. [S293] "Ham/m", contributed by Tom Hamm, cannot be reached directly from a link, updated 16 Dec 2017, Tree ID = 618779, site verified as active 24 Jun 2019. This site is more documented than most WorldConnect sites. I cannot supply a direct link to individuals thanks to a recent change by Rootsweb. Go to https://wc.rootsweb.com and input the tree number. Then you have to search for each person in the index which is ricidulous, but that's what the situation is as of Aug 2020.
  3. [S1336] Whitley, Edythe J.. History of the Rucker family and their descendants : sketches of Carter, Barton, Early, Johns, Lee, Martin, Pendleton, Reade, Seldon, Taliaferro, Witt and Wyatt families, FHL Film 1,321,319 #1, unknown roll. Page 10.
  4. [S293] "Ham Family", cannot be reached directly from a link, contributed by Tom Hamm, Tree ID = 618779, verified site active 24 Jun 2019. Says they married c1760 in Orange County, Virginia Colony.
  5. [S109] Sweeny, Leonora Higginbotham. Amherst County, Virginia in the Revolution 1773-1782, Including Extracts from the "Lost Order Book" (c1951; reprint Greenville: Southern History Press, Inc., 1998), page 49.
  6. [S586] Wood, Sudie Rucker. The Rucker Family Genealogy (Richmond: Old Dominion Press, Inc., 1932), page 166. This book must be viewed with care; the information on the German ancestors of the original emigrant has been proven erroneous as has a surprising amount of other information.
  7. [S111] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 5-6 1810-1827, FHL Film 0,030,276, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Stephen Ham will entry, Will Book 5, page 57.
  8. [S111] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks. 5-6, 1810-1827, FHL Film 0,030,276, Stephen Ham will entry, Will Book 5, pages 91, 101.
  9. [S111] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks. 5-6, 1810-1827, FHL Film 0,030,276, Stephen Ham will entry, Will Book 5, pages 100-103.
  10. [S111] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks. 5-6, 1810-1827, FHL Film 0,030,276, Stephen Ham entry, Will Book 6, page 573.
  11. [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, Stephen Ham entry, Will Book 7, page 33.
  12. [S111] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks. 5-6, 1810-1827, FHL Film 0,030,276, Stephen Ham will entry, Will Book 5, page 57.

Stephen Turner

M, #319, b. between 1726 and 1743, d. before November 1799
RelationshipSon of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1,2 b. bt 1705 - 1710, d. b 19 Apr 1802
MotherSarah (--?--) d. b 15 Feb 1807
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Susannah Hamner d. b 27 May 1813
Children
Last Edited19 Sep 2019
     
The Issue of Stephen's Alleged Middle Name

     Generally speaking, men of Stephen's generation rarely had middle names unless they were part of the "aristocratic class" in Virginia. The use of middle names did not become common until the 19th Century. It should also be noted that none of his siblings had a middle name.

     I also had noticed that no descendant of Terisha's, in all the generations I've studied, has Reuben as either a given or middle name. In tracing the use of a middle name for him, I determined that most family historians appeared to be using either The History of Albemarle County, Virginia3 or Marriages of Some Virginia Residents, 1607-1800, II,4 as their primary source. Further compounding the issue, a major portion of Virginia marriage information found on Ancestry.com's website uses Wulfeck's book as a primary source. Whereas Wulfeck was careful to cite the sources for her information, Ancestry fails to include them in their database. Wulfeck used a variety of sources, not all of which can be considered as definitive. She's on sound ground with marriage bonds or bible information, but, in the case of "Reuben Turner" she cites Rev. Woods. She also cites DAR Patriot Lineage Numbers, many of which are currently under review for faulty information. The DAR, to its credit, is working diligently to "clean up" its faulty lineage material. Nevertheless, at this time one cannot safely use a lineage or "pedigree" number for proof for genealogical research. I had decided to write a Proof Statement regarding the spurious middle name to send to the DAR. However, by the fall of 2013, the DAR had removed the middle name of Reuben from all its lineage reports on Stephen Turner. Somebody else obviously had beaten me to it, convincing this august group of genealogists that the middle name was erroneous.

     The first actual mention of Stephen Turner as Reuben Turner that I've been able to find occurs in Rev. Woods' book. Given that Woods wrote over one hundred years after the fact, one can only wonder about the source of his information because he provides no documentation. One should also note that Terisha and Stephen Turner's families were located in Amherst County at the period in question. Terisha, for example, was "of Albemarle" in 1765, but by 1767 he is said to be "of Amherst."

     Let's look at what Woods actually says. The following excerpt from his book is about the Hamner family, specifically about two daughters of William Hamner. Incidentally, this is the page cited by Wulfeck in her book for proof of Susannah Hamner's marriage.
               " . . . .Rebecca, the wife of James Turner and the wife of David Strange. . . Susan, the wife of Reuben Turner . . . . . . . The Turners soon removed to Amherst . . . "5

     Here's everything Woods has to say about the Turner family:

          "Terisha Turner was granted one hundred and thirty-six acres on the south branches of Hardware in 1760, and this tract he and his wife Sarah sold to Peter Cheatham in 1777. At that time he was described as a citizen of Amherst. He was also the owner of several hundred acres on Green Creek, which in 1790 he sold for the most part to Benjamin Harris."

          "In 1788 Charles Turner bought from Solomon Ballou nearly two hundred acres lying to the northwest of Ivy Depot. He died in 1789. His wife's name was Mary Ann, and his children were Robert, George, Reuben, William, Matthew, Keziah, Mary and Judith. George in 1791 married Ann, daughter of Gabriel and Ann Maupin. A number of children in 1815 sold their land to Charles Harper, and removed to Pendleton County, Kentucky. The small mountain at the foot of which their land lay is still know as Turner's mountain."

          "James Turner, described as belonging to Amherst, was a considerable land owner on the lower Hardware. His wife was Rebecca, daughter of William Hamner. He sold his property in the county before the end of the last century, part to Samuel Dyer, and much the larger part to Pleasant Dawson."6

     It is obvious that Rev. Woods gathered most of his information from deed records. He clearly did not consult will or estate administration records or he would've known about Terisha's children being named in his will. He apparently did not have access to Susannah Hamner Turner's Bible which was located in North Carolina at the time he wrote his book. He never states that Charles Turner was a child of Terisha. What he does say is that Reuben was a son of Charles. Earlier, he states that Susannah Hamner married Reuben Turner. It's important to understand that he, as an antiquarian (as he would've called himself), probably was writing from Albemarle County and would've had little knowledge of the people of Amherst County. Therefore, why would we take his word for Turner ancestry?

     Most family historians have used Some Turners of Virginia, rather than Woods' or Wulfeck's books, for the Turner family. Louise Patton Richardson Turner was much more careful with her research, making an attempt to cite her sources. Still, it's evident she used Rev. Woods' book. She's the first one I've found who actually uses Reuben as a middle name for Stephen, but never specifically provides a reason for doing so. In addition, I've found enough problems with her research that I'm in the process of reviewing everything from her book.

     When trying to separate one person from another or to verify the name of an individual, I've learned to go back to original documents - documents that were generated at the time the individual under review was living:

          1. In 1793, his father, Terisha, named him in his will as Stephen Turner.
          2. In Susannah Hamner Turner's bible, he is referred to as Stephen Turner, never as Stephen Reuben.
          3. Stephen was unable to sign his own will in 1799, using instead his mark, but at no place in this will or in probate court documents is he referred to as Stephen Reuben Turner or Stephen R. Turner. He's always simply Stephen Turner.
          4. None of the original pay or contribution-of-supplies information in the North Carolina Archives uses Stephen Reuben Turner. He is listed only as Stephen Turner. However, it is important to note that there was a completely separate soldier whose name was Reuben Turner and whose name can be found with a different company in these Archives.

Conclusion:
     I believe family historians have failed to look closely enough at original documents. They have used Rev. Woods' information without noting its inconsistencies and lack of original document research. In the case of the Turner family, Rev. Woods only mentions Terisha in passing and gives the wrong name for Susannah Hamner Turner's spouse. Later, Wulfeck used Rev. Woods as a source, but at least footnoted her work. Louise Patton Richardson Turner is the first person I've found who combined Reuben with Stephen to form the name Stephen Reuben Turner. She provides no specific reason or documentation for this decision. In studying census records for North Carolina, I found a Reuben Turner enumerated in 1790 (in Newbern District, Dobbs County, NC - I believe this is the man found in the Revolutionary War payment accounts), but not in succeeding years 1800 through 1860. There is also a Sons of the American Revolution lineage that uses the erroneous middle name.7 Again, I'm convinced they confused the two men. This is all the more perplexing because Reuben Turner of North Carolina left a Pension Application. The idea that Stephen Turner was Stephen Reuben Turner has been repeated by well-meaning family historians until it became accepted as fact. I have removed Reuben as Stephen's middle name from my database.
     Stephen Turner was born between 1726 and 1743 in Virginia Colony.8

     Stephen married Susannah Hamner, daughter of William Hamner and Elizabeth Henley, on 9 October 1764.9,10,2

     Initially, he lived on Totier Creek, a branch of the Hardware River, in Albemarle County, Virginia, near various Hamner in-laws, then moved to Amherst County.

     At a later time, he relocated to Warren County, North Carolina where he owned land on Nutbush Creek.5,11

     On 7 May 1765, 'Terisha paid £70 Virginia money to John Hawkins and Mary, his wife, of Bute County, North Carolina for a tract of land laying in Granville County on both sides of Regen's Branch. Beginning at a Red Oak in his own line, then East 268 pole to a Black Oak, then North 420 pole to a Red Oak, then West 20 pole to Little Nutbush, then down the creek 168 pole to Templey's line, then South by his line to the beginning, including 700 acres of land, be the same more or less. Witnesses: George Lumkin, Philemon Hawkins. Granville County May Court 1765. Proved by Phil Hawkins. Hawkins had patented the land on 1 Dec 1760.

     This is the land to which Stephen and Susanna eventually moved in Granville County, North Carolina Colony.12

     On 24 September 1765, James Turner and his wife, Rebecca, conveyed 270 acres on both sides of Rockfish river for £150 to Stephen Turner. The land also was on one side of Cove Creek and Jermon Creek on the other side of the Rockfish. The property was bounded by Jno. Matthews on the south; Jos. Matthews on the east; Jno. Matthews on the North. Witnesses were: Jno. Wilkinson; Leonard Phillips; Jno. Turner; Jas. Turner, Jr; and Jno. London in Amherst County, Virginia Colony.13

     On 31 July 1775, Stephen paid £20 Virginia money to Crawford Buchanan of Granville County for a tract of land lying in the fork of Deep Creek beginning at a Passimmond tree on Little Deep Creek, thence running East up the Wolf Branch to a May pole, extending East still to a Pine, thence North to John Cnadwick's line, thence partly Southeast along the said Chadwick line to a Poplar, thence West to a Black Gum in Elisha Paschal's line, extending Westardly to a White oak on Little Deep Creek, thence down to 100 acres of land. Witnesses: Dennis Paschal, John Paschal, Elisabeth (her mark) Paschal. Granville County August Court 1775. Proved by the oath of John Paschal. Reuben Searcy CC at Granville County, North Carolina Colony.14

     Stephen Turner's name is found on Pay Roll No. 530 as follows:
          2594 To Stephen Turner          661          Specie: 915

     This can also be seen in the cited compilation:
          "The United States of America To the State of North Carolina DR:
          For Sundries furnished and Cash paid to the Militia of North and South Carolina and Virginia as allowd by the Auditors of           Hillsborough District as ;:Report No. 83
          5710]-81
          No. 2594 To Stephen Turner No+661 9: -: -"

     "Stephen Reuben Turner is listed in the North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts as having received pay for service as a private."16 The problem is that at absolutely no time in any official document was his name written as Stephen Reuben Turner. I have found both a Reuben Turner and a Stephen Turner in the Revolutionary War Accounts of North Carolina. I believe whoever did the research for the SAR book erred in confusing two separate men: Steven Turner and Reuben Turner. Other authors have continued to spread this erroneous conclusion. What makes this combination of the two men so inexplicable is that Reuben Turner filed a pension application which delineates his service.

     On 14 May 1777, he did not sign Legislative Petition No. 392 in Mecklenburg County which petitioned to force all natives of Great Britain who have not shown support for the American cause to leave the state. Of course, technically he lived in North Carolina so he may not have had the chance to sign. But, it gives one an idea of how Virginia residents felt.

          "Legislative Petition No. 392
          Mecklenburg County, Virginia
          May 14, 1777

          To the Honorable the Speaker, and Gentlemen of the House of Delegates of Virginia:

          The petition of the Inhabitants of the county of Mecklenburg humbly beseech, That your petition are highly approve of the several Acts and Resolutions of Conventions, and Assembly, but conceive that some amendment might be made to those, relating to the natives of Great Britain, and to the establishment of the paper currency of this Commonwealth.

          We conceive that it would tend to unite more firmly, the natives of this State, were the resolution respecting the Factors of British merchants extended to the married as well as the single natives of Great Britain, who were factors for, or partners with, merchants residing in Great Britain, and have not uniformly manifested a friendly disposition to the American cause; and who notwithstanding their connexions in this County by marriage, declare that the paper currency of this State, now in circulation, is of very little, or no value, and absolutely refuse to receive same in discharge of the debts due to the British merchants with whom they are concerned as factors or partners.

          Your petitioners do not mean to be exculpate, many of their own Countrymen who esteem Gold or Silver so much more than paper, as to demand a very considerable advance in exchanging one for the other, notwithstanding the penalty inflicted to prevent the depreciating of the paper currency of these states.

          Wherefore your Petitioners pray that all the natives of Great Britain, who have not uniformly shown their friendly disposition to the American cause, may be compelled to leave this State, and that some more severe punishment may be inflicted upon those who depreciate the paper currency of the United States, and this Commonwealth, upon the credit of which depends the support of the American War.

          And your Petitioners as in duty bound shall ever pray."17

     Stephen Turner moved to Granville County, North Carolina, before May 1778 . To see my analysis of tax data proving Stephen and his son Terisha were in North Carolina, please click below on the link to research into Stephen's move.

     In May 1778, citizens appeared before their local Justices of the Peace, and after confirming their allegiance to the new state and its government, their names were enrolled by the Justice of the Peace, and later transmitted to the state government. Stephen Turner signed in Nutbush District at Nutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina.18

     Mrs. Turner in her book Some Turners of Virginia states "he evidently was the Stephen Turner Jr. on the Amherst 1783 tax list." This is a major error. I have examined the Amherst County, Virginia, Personal Property Tax Lists from 1782-1790 with great care. While there is a Stephen Turner listed, no Stephen Turner Junr is listed. Furthermore, the Stephen Turner who is listed is clearly a different man. I believe him to be the alleged brother of Old Terisha. We know our Stephen Turner signed a loyalty oath in Nutbush District in 1778 so he was living in North Carolina prior to 1783.

(For an explanation of the research into Stephen's move, click When Did Stephen Turner Move into Warren County, North Carolina?)

     On 7 May 1793, he is named in his father's will and bequeathed 700 acres of land in Granville County, North Carolina.19,1

     In 1799, the lands on Nutbush Creek are sold by Terisha, Stephen and a John Johnson. I need to look this up in deed books.

Stephen Turner left a will dated on 14 October 1799 at Warren County, North Carolina.


The Will of Stephen Turner

     In the name of God Amen This the 14th Day of October in the year of Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Nine I Stephen Turner Sen. /[sic/] of the County of warrin /[sic/] and state of North Carolina being sick and weak in Boddy /[sic/] but of perfect sound mind and Memory Thanks be to almity /[sic/ God for the same There fore /[sic/] Calling unto mind the Mortality of my Body and Knowing That it is appointed for all men one to Die Do Make and ordain this my Last will and Testament That is to say principallity /[sic/] and first of all I Recommend my Soul into the hands of almity /[sic/] God who gave it and as for my Boddy /[sic/] I Recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian Like and Decent manner at the Discretion of my Executors. And as touching such worldly Estate where with it has pleased God to blefs /[sic/] me in This Life I gave devise and dispose of the same in the manner and form as following-----------
     Item It is my will and I do order That all my Just Debts and funeral Charges be paid and satisfyd /[sic/] --------
Item I given and bequeath unto my Beloved Wife Susannah Turner The plantation and land where I now Live with all the necesseries /[
sic/ Convenances /[sic/] attending Their to only striking of two Hundred Acres of the S/[aid/] Land Joining Wm. Cearsey and Countiny /[sic/] Line Lying on little Nutbush also give to my wife three Negro Namely James hanner and sam to her indureing /[sic/] her Natural Life also The Euesing /[sic/] waggon /[sic/] Now on my plantation and five horses Namely Buck Dick Baly fly Juel also a Riding mare Sprille a yoke of oxen and Cart also My stock of Cattle hogs and sheep only such as I do Reserve for my children as I shall make mention of the above mentioned waggon /[sic/] and horses and the stock of Different kind to Remain hers in Durring /[sic/] of her Natural Life and after her Dect /[sic/] Than to be Equally Divided Among my Daughters it is also my will That after The Dect /[sic/] of my wife That the above mentioned James and hanner should have Their choice of Living with Either of my children which they chos /[sic/]
and the above mentioned Sam after the Dect /
[sic/] of my wife to be Equally Divided among my Daughters but not to go out of the family
     Itam /[sic/] I give to my son Terisha Turner one Negro Man Named Tobe
     Itam /[sic/] I give to my son William Turner 3 hundred Acres of Land 2 hundred acres he now lives on and one hundred acres Joining him that I Borght /[sic/] of Conl. fill (sic) Hawkins and a negro woman Named Truelove. Itam I give to my son Stephen Turner a parcel of land part of the Sd. Tract of land I now Live on Bounded as follo. Beginning at Wm. Turners Corner Running west to his Corner in ashkinus /[sic/] william's line Thence North to three popplers /[sic/] Thence Eastwardly Down a small Branch to Dick's Branch Thence up Dick's Branch to Wm. Turner's Corner and a negro man harry and two Cows and Calves and two steers and 3 sheep Itam /[sic/] I gave to my son James Turner the Tract of land lying on Deep creek and a Negro man named peter and a Negro girl named Dice two Cows and Calves and two steers and two sows and pigs and a mare named sele and three head of sheep such as two Ewes and a Ram or wether / I gave to my son James Turner the Tract of land lying on Deep creek and a Negro man named peter and a Negro girl named Dice two Cows and Calves and two steers and two sows and pigs and a mare named sele and three head of sheep such as two Ewes and a Ram o I gave to my son James Turner the Tract of land lying on Deep creek and a Negro man named peter and a Negro girl named Dice two Cows and Calves and two steers and two sows and pigs and a mare named sele and three head of sheep such as two Ewes and a Ram or wether / I gave to my son James Turner the Tract of land lying on Deep creek and a Negro man named peter and a Negro girl named Dice two Cows and Calves and two steers and two sows and pigs and a mare named sele and three head of sheep such as two Ewes a[sic]/ Itam/[sic/ I give to my son Hamner Turner Two Hundred acres of Land the above mentioned Land joining Wm. Carsey and the County Line on Little Nut Bush and one Negro woman Named Easter two Cows and Calves and two steers two sows and pig three head of sheep such as two Eyes and a Ram or wether /[sic/] and mare named Switch Itam /[sic/] give my sone /[sic/] Hendley Turner two Hundred acres of Land Lying of Dick's Branch Joining Wm. Turner and Stephen Turner and a Negro woman named Dyner a Reserve I now make of the first child that this Dyner should bring to perfektion /[sic/] which I shall make further mention Itam /[sic/] I give to my Daughter Mary Reves two Negros Namely agga and Angel
     Itam /[sic/] I give my Daughter susannah Johnston two Negro's Namely Lucy and Jery Itam /[sic/]I give my Daughter Elizabeth Thornton two Negros Namely Charity and Nelson
     Itam /[sic/] I give to my Daughter Sarah Turner two Negros Namely Seley and Ephram and two Cows and Calves and two steers and two sows and pigs three head of sheep such as two Ewes and a Ram or weather /[sic/]
     Itam /[sic/] I give my Daughter Rhoda two Negroes Namely Leanna and Jo and two Cows and Calves and two steers and two sows and pigs and tree /[sic/] sheep such as two Ewes and a Ram or wather /[sic/] Itam /[sic/] I give my Daughter ReBechah /[sic/] Turner two Negros the Name of one is Millie the other is the above mentioned Child that the a Bove /[sic/] mentioned Negro woman Diner should Bring to perfection and two Cows and Calves two steers two sows and pig three sheep such as two Ewes and a Ram or wather /[sic/] AB it is my will also that my son Hendley Turner should have a man named Bounce two Cows and Calves two sows and pigs and three sheep such as two Ewes and a Ram or wather /[sic/] and two steers and The manner /(sic)/ plantation and Land whereon I Now Live after the Dect /[sic/] of my wife it also my will that as my younger children should gro /[sic/] Up To Take persysion /[sic/ of the above mentioned property which I give Them That They should be furnished with a bed and furniture The Names of Those that I Desire to have a bed and furniture as They gro up Stephen James Sarah Hamner Hendley Rhoda Rebeckah also 150 acres of Land at the Dry pond in warrin /[sic/] County 300 acres of Land Lying over Tar River in granvil /[sic/] County To be sold and Divided among my Daughters and my old waggon /[sic/] and geer /[sic/] and my Riding Cheer /[sic]/ and two beast and my Tobacco Notes Now in the hous /[sic/] and my present Crop of Tobacco now to be inspected To be sold and al /[sic/] my Just Debts paid and the Remainder of the money To be put to Use of supporting my wife and small Children and my Blacksmith working tools and all other articulars /[sic/] Non and unnone /[sic/] That should be made appear to be my property I give to my wife for the use and support of her and the small Children further it is my Desire that all my younger Children that is to say those which have not married should Continue and Their property with Their mother and on the plantation whereon I Now Live Till they marry or Come of age

     And Lastly I appoint Constitute and ordain my wife and my son Wm. Turner and my son Stephen Turner Executors to this my Last will and Testament Disannolig /[sic/] all others and Acknowledging this to be my Last will and testament In witnefs whereof Sd. Stephen Turner has here unto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written-------------------

Sign.d Sealed publish.d pronounc.d and Deliver.d by the Sd. Stephen Turner to be his last will and Testament in the presence of      
                              Interlind (sic) before assign
      Us                    
     Tho. C. Hilliard                                     Stephen (his mark) Turner (seal)
     Daniel Johnson                    
     Anderson (his mark) Tucker.20

(To see a scanned copy of his will, click Stephen Turner 1799 Will)

     His will mentions his land in Granville County, which must be the 700 acres Old Terisha bequeathed to him.

     Stephen Turner died before November 1799 in Warren County, North Carolina.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 7 Jan 2019.21

     His estate was probated in November 1799 in Warren County, North Carolina. Warren County November Court 1799.
     This last Will and Testament of Stephen Turner dec.
was proven by the Oaths of Thomas Hilliard & Daniel
Johnson, and Ordered to be Recorded whereupon letters
testamentory (sic) was Granted to Susanah Turner Exc & Stephen Turner Exc who
qualifies
accordingly      Test          M Duke Johnson clk

     The Account of Sale was recorded in the May Court, 1800.22,21,23

     On 25 March 1800, land belonging to Stephen Turner was sold:
          500 acres to Wm. Rives            £177 " 0
          150 acres to Terisha Turner           16 " 0
                     £253 " 0 at Warren County, North Carolina.24

     In May 1800, in the Probate Court Term of this date, the Sale Bill for Stephen's lands was reported. The amount current was returned on oath of Stephen Turner, Executor, and ordered to be recorded at Warren County, North Carolina.24

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1784Granville County, North Carolina25
1787in Capt. Daniels' District with 1,140 acres, one White Poll, and three Black PollsWarren County, North Carolina26
1788with 990 acres, one Free Poll and four Black Polls. He is also listed with 300 acres in Granville County. His son, Terisha, is close to him on the list with 250 acres. [Other surnames found on the same list include Paschall, Sims, Duke, Moss, Williams, Vanlandingham, Johnston, and Thomas]Nutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina27
1789with 1,358 acres, one Free Poll and four Black PollsNutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina28
1790on John Daniel's List with 1,058 acres, 2 Free Polls, and 4 Black Polls. He also is shown with 300 acres in Granville CountyWarren County, North Carolina29

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1786on A List of the Number of Souls on which he's listed with one White male between 21 and 60 years of age (himself); four White males under 21 and above 60 years of age; five White females of all ages; three Blacks between 12 and 50 years of age; and, five Blacks under 12 and over 50 years of ageNutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina30
1790as head of household consisting of: two free white males over 16; three free white males under 16; and, three females. Eleven free individuals are also listed, as are nineteen slavesWarren County, North Carolina31

Citations

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  2. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
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  4. [S810] Wulfeck, Dorothy Ford. Marriages of Some Virginia Residents, 1607-1800, II (1967; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1986).
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  28. [S2204] Gammon. Warren Co., NC Tax Lists 1779-1790, I, page 89.
  29. [S2204] Gammon. Warren Co., NC Tax Lists 1779-1790, I, page 99.
  30. [S2272] Register. NC State Census, 1784-1787, page 44; citing page 1, of which I have digital images of the original.
  31. [S5519] "United States Census, 1790," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKB-KBV ): accessed 7 Aug 2019, Stephen Turner, Warren, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 82, column 2, line 23, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 568,147.
  32. [S1685] Warren Co., NC Wills, Invs. & Settlemnts., vols. 10-13, FHL Film 0,531,532, Stephen Turner will, Volume 10, pages 193-198.
  33. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), pages 159, 160; a reproduction of the original letter by Mary Turner Rives to her son, Robert Rives and his wife, dated 3 Oct 1839, in which she writes the family history.

John Turner

M, #320, b. between 1740 and 1750, d. before April 1832
RelationshipSon of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1,2 b. bt 1705 - 1710, d. b 19 Apr 1802
MotherSarah (--?--) d. b 15 Feb 1807
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

Mildred Suddarth d. 1807
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth (--?--) d. a 2 Dec 1832
Last Edited18 May 2020
     
Untangling Two John Turners in Sumner County, Tennessee

     I am greatly in debt to Jerry Turner whose documented research has helped me untangle the two John Turners in Sumner County, Tennessee.
     John Turner was born between 1740 and 1750, son of Terisha Turner and Sarah (--?--), in Amherst County, Virginia Colony.3

     John married Mildred Suddarth, daughter of James Suddarth and Patience Sumpter, in 1770 in Virginia Colony.4

     He performed his Military Service during the American Revolution from Amherst County (which comprised then the territory of the present Nelson County).5

     On 12 March 1777, per Christopher Irvine, he gave a receipt to Thomas Madison for £9 for beeves for the Cherokee expedition. This receipt was witnessed by Abraham Twigg.6

     On 7 December 1778, is this the Jno. Turner, of Amherst County, whom Thos. Powell, also of Amherst County, paid £100 for 250 acres with lines down the James River?7

     On 24 July 1781, he furnished 300 lbs. of beef for the army.8

     "At a court continued & held for Amherst County at the Court house 2nd April 1782, Agreeable to an act of Assembly for Adjusting claims for property Impressed or taken for publick Service: 300 lbs. beef July 1781 P. Law £2-10."9

     On 7 May 1793, he is named in his father's will and bequeathed 519 acres on Fry's Branch in Amherst County (already in his possession) along with three Negroes, Phebe, Lewis or Levi and Sarah.1,10

     According to Jerry Turner, "the conclusion one can draw from Old Terisha's will is: three sons (John, William and Henry) inherited 1/3 of the land originally purchased from John Scott. . . Each received 519 acres, with the will specifying that John's 519 acres, which the will says he already posseses, lies on Fry's Branch. Henry's lies on Porrage Creek and William's lies between his two brother's tracts."11

     On 14 November 1797, it is possible he was the John Turner who witnessed an Indenture between Andrew Steel and Shadrack Nye at Sumner County, Tennessee.12

     John and Mildred moved to Sumner County, Tennessee, possibly before 14 Nov 1797 when John Turner, Jurat, witnessed a deed between Andrew Steel and Shadrack Nye. John and Milly did not sell their Virginia property until 1803.13

     Sumner County, Tennessee was created in 1786 from Davidson County and the boundaries were described as 'the line of division began where the county line crosses the west fork of Stone's River; thence, a direct line to the north of Drake's Lick Creek; thence, down Cumberland River to the mouth of Kasper's Creek; thence up said creek to the head of the War Trace Fork; thence, a northwardly course to the Virginia line at a point that will leave Red River Old Station one mile to the east. That part of Davidson County that lay east of this line, was to belong to Sumner County.'"

     Petitioners of Sumner County, TN dated 30 September 1799 to the House of Representatives 30 September 1799: The Honourable the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee The Petition of a number of inhabitants of the upper end of Sumner County Eastwardly of Rocky Creek Respectively sheweth that from the great extent of said county we humbly conceive it ought to be divided into two separate and distinct counties we having advertised agreeable to law respecting the division of counties. We your petitioners beg leave to state your honourable body some of the hardships we labored under in our present situation, many of us having to attend courts and general assembly & other publick meetings at the distance of sixty and seventy miles which makes our local situation disagreeable from these reasons and many others........ could assign to your ...we beg leave to recommend to your honourable body to divide the said county of Sumner as follows: begining at a portion on the line which divides the State of Kentucky from this State which is a due south course will strike the head of the main fork of Rocky Creek and down the same to its confluence with the Cumberland River thence a South Southeast course to the INDIAN BOUNDARY and all that part of the said county lying Eastward from the above described line is the part we wish it in Justice think ought to be formed into a Separate county and we your petitioners as in duty bound shall ever pray."

     This petition was signed by Terisha Turner, most probably, John's son.14

     On 6 March 1802, John and his wife, Milley, sold 622 1/3 acres of land on Porridge Creek in Amherst County to Rich. Jones for £800. The land was bounded by the lands of Joseph Higginbotham, John Nichols, Charles Munday, William Turner, Joseph Nichols, Daniel Day and John Mounce. The original deed was delivered to Rich. Jones on September 24, 1804. It is presumed that the land he inherited from his father was included in this tract. Although Milley signed the deed along with John, she did not specifically state her dower release of the land which created a problem later.15

     On 11 February 1803, John Turner served as bondsman when his daughter, Polly, married William Read at Sumner County, Tennessee.16

     On 5 April 1803, John Turner and Terisha Turner were bound unto David Wilson Chairman of the Court of Sumner County in the sum of $5,000 to be paid the said chairman, his successors or assigns. The condition of the obligation as that John Turner has obtained an order of Court for leave to erect a Grist Mill on Rocking Creek about three or four hundred yards below where the road from Bledsoes lick to the flat ? across said creek within one year from this date. Signed by both John Turner and Terisha Turner.17

     On 10 September 1803, John bought 164 acres of land from Moses Tinsley, his son-in-law, for $500. The witnesses were his sons, James Turner and Tinsha (Terisha) Turner. Although no creek was mentioned in this deed, this land "was clearly described as being located on Rocky Creek in the original deed of purchase" at Sumner County, Tennessee. It is not clear what happened to the land. John apparently did not retain title to it, although no deed of sale has thus far been recorded.18,19

     On 24 September 1804 "the Amherst County Court, Commonwealth of Virginia, directed the justices of Sumner County, Tennessee to obtain relinquishment of Milley Turner on the deed dated March 6, 1802. On December 5, 1804, the justices declared that they examined Milley Turner apart from her husband John Turner and she agreed to the sale of the land. This court record proves that this John and Milly Turner were the previous owners of the land received through the probate of "ancient" Terisha Turner's will and that they were living in Sumner County."11

     On 21 December 1804, John bought 300 acres of land on Rocky Creek from James Sanders for $900. The land was further described as beginning on the creek at an elm in Goodrum's line. (The John Goodrum and John Turner families were related through the marriage of their children, son James Turner and daughter Nancy Goodrum). This is the land on which John Turner lived.20

     On 4 August 1806, both John and Terisha (spelled Terratia) Turner charged items with a Gallatin merchant at Sumner County, Tennessee.21

     John Turner married Elizabeth (--?--) after 1807. According to Jerry Turner, her surname was possibly Harrell or Harrel based on the guardianship of Kader Harrel of John Turner in his later years.2,11,22

     On 15 October 1807, John Turner bought 100 acres of land on the west fork of Goose Creek from John and Peter Lynn for $600, parft of a preemption granted Levi Cotton (?) by North Carolina. Witnesses: William Harper and Tensha (Terisha) Turner (his son) at Sumner County, Tennessee. Goose Creek is located east of the land on Rocky Creek. His total land holdings at this point were 564 acres.23

     He has been reported to have died in 1809 at Shelby County, Tennessee, which does not make sense given all the subsequent data we have for him.2

     On 11 June 1812, John Turner conveyed 100 acres on Goose Creek adjacent to the land of David Henry to William Read (his son-in-law) for $10 at Sumner County, Tennessee.24

     On 11 June 1812, John Turner conveyed 155 acres of land in Sumner County on June 11, 1812 to his beloved son, Terisha Turner for $10. The land was identified as part of the tract on which John then lived. Plats drawn of this land indicate that John sold Terisha the top portion of his 300 acre tract at Sumner County, Tennessee.25,26

     I believe we can explain the 1820 household of Milly Turner in Sumner County. She was over 45 years of age and lived alone. Next to her was the household of Charles Turner. I believe this is another Milley Turner, widow of one of the other unrelated Turners living at some distance from Terisha's descendants in Sumner County.

     Untangling the different John Turners in Sumner County is not for the faint of heart. Fortunately, Jerry Turner has been of great assistance with this problem. According to the name conventions of the late eighteenth century, the "senior" designation was applied by civil authorities to the oldest man of that name in a given area. Clearly, this John Turner is between 20 and 25 years older than the next oldest John Turner of Terisha's descendants in Sumner County. However, in later tax lists, there are, indeed, two John Turners, senr. listed.

     I show that John bought the following land in Sumner County:
164 acres in 1803
300 acres in 1804
100 acres in 1807
120 acres in 1808
162 acres in 1826 before his death

     He conveyed the following acres in Sumner County:
100 to William Read, his son-in-law
155 to his son, Terisha

     This would leave him about 429 acres prior to the 1826 purchase He would not have been charged the poll tax after he was 50 years of age, but he would've been taxed on his property. A John Turner purchased 162 acres of land in a deed of trust from James D. Edson and John Spain. The land was on Booker's Creek and mentioned the bank of Rocky Creek in the deed. Witnesses were J. G. Turner and James Adams. By drawing the plat of this land, it is clear that the land comprised the bottom half of John's 1804 land purchase of 300 acres. No further deeds have been found to explain the land holdings of John Turner.27

     According to Jerry Turner's analysis, "in John Turner's will, proved 1 Apr 1832 in Shelby County, Tennessee, he bequeathed to his wife, Elizabeth, $700 due him as a debt owned by James Eidson and John Spain. It would appear, based on these two records, that John Turner loaned $700 to said two men in exchange for 162 acres given as collateral. Did he ever actually possess this land? Was the debt ever paid? In any event, the record is evidence for proving the John Turner, who died in Shelby County, Tennessee, is the same John Turner who previously was a land owner and resident of Sumner County, Tennessee. The extension fo this, based on facts presented, proves he was the son of Terisha Turner."18

     John Turner left a will dated on 24 August 1827 in Shelby County, Tennessee.

The Will of John Turner


     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 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?)28

     On 22 January 1829, Kader Harrel and John Bolton of Shelby County were bonded in the amount of $2,000 and appointed guardians to John Turner an old man of insane (unsound?) mind at Shelby County, Tennessee.22

     On 17 October 1831, John Boulton of Shelby County was bonded in the sum of $2,000 and appointed guardian to John Turner an old and infirm man at Shelby County, Tennessee.29

     John Turner died before April 1832 in Shelby County, Tennessee, when his will was probated.30

     His estate was probated in April 1832 in Shelby County, Tennessee, State of Tennessee/
                    April Session A. D. 1832
Shelby County Court/

     This the Last Will and Testament of John Turner, deceased was produced in court and proven by the oaths of James R. Harroll (sic) and the non-residence of Charles H. Stone and the other witness thereto and his signature proven by the oath of B.H. Hawkins and ordered to be recorded.
Recorded January 27, 1833. Ro Lawrence CSCC (clerk.)30

     After John's death, William S. Turner and Terisha Turner were both identified in a lawsuit as brothers of James Turner, husband of Nancy Goodrum, entitled Nelly Goodrum vs. Robert & Susan Mills at Sumner County, Tennessee.31

     On 3 October 1839, Mary Turner Rives writes her son, Robert, and reports that "Uncle John Turner and family moved from Amherst to that State (Tennessee) and I heard of them in Wilson Co (created in 1799 from Sumner County)."32

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1782on Personal Property List "B" with one White male over 21, three Black males, nine head of cattle, and, three horses, mares, colts, and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia33
1783on Personal Property List "B" with one White male over 21, one White male between 16 and 21, three Black males, three horses, mares, colts, and/or mules, and, nine head of cattleAmherst County, Virginia34
1784on Personal Property List "B" with one White male over 21, one White male between 16 and 21, one Black male above 16, two Black males under 16, three horses, mares, colts, and/or mules, and, twelve head of cattleAmherst County, Virginia35
1785on Personal Property List "B" with one White male over 21, no White males between 16 and 21, one Black male above 16, three Black males under 16, three horses, mares, colts, and/or mules, and, ten head of cattleAmherst County, Virginia36
1786on Personal Property List "B" with one White male over 21, no White males between 16 and 21, two Black males above 16, one Black male under 16, four horses, mares, colts, and/or mules, and, nine head of cattleAmherst County, Virginia37
18 May 1787on Personal Property List "B" with two Black males over 16, one Black male under 16, five horses, mares, colts, and/or mules, and, twelve head of cattleAmherst County, Virginia38
11 April 1788on Personal Property List "B" with three White males between 16 and 21, three Black males over 16, and, five Black males under 16 with the remaining two columns not filled outAmherst County, Virginia39
2 April 1789on Personal Property List "B" with one White male; two Black males over 16, one Black male under 16, four horses/mules but with cattle no longer listedAmherst County, Virginia40
13 March 1790on Personal Property List "B" with two White males, two Black males over 16, one Black male under 16, and, three horses/mules and with cattle no longer listedAmherst County, Virginia41
1800on John Montgomery's List with one white male over 21 three horses, one tithable slave over 16 and, one tithable slave under 16Amherst County, Virginia42
1817150 acres on Rocky Creek (which would appear to be the remainder of the 300 acres tract) on which he paid no poll tax because he was over 50Sumner County, Tennessee43
1819John and his sons, Terisha and James, were taxed side by side on land on Rocky CreekSumner County, Tennessee
1820with 150 acres, apparently adjacent to that of his sons, Williams S., Terisha and James. Were it not for his sons living nearby, I would believe this was for the John L. Turner (ID #245). Also living on Rock Creek were Isaac Tinsley, George Toomans, and John Tribue. Although not liable for the poll tax, he could still be taxed on his land holdingsSumner County, Tennessee44
1821with 449 acres and 7 black pollsSumner County, Tennessee45,27
1822with 150 acres on R CreekSumner County, Tennessee46
1824449 acres with no white polls and six black polls; but listed adjacent to Nelson Turner (John L Turner's son) with one white poll and one black pollSumner County, Tennessee47
1838heirs of John Turner were taxed double taxes for District B on what appears to be 776 acres valued at $4,656 with a tax of $18.62 (hard to read)48

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1783with 12 White Souls and 2 BlacksAmherst County, Virginia49
1785with 8 White Souls living at the residence, one dwelling, and no other buildingsAmherst County, Virginia50
1820with one free white male 45 or older (himself); one free white female between 10 and 16; and, one free white female 45 or older. Six people were engaged in agriculture. There were four male slaves under 14; one male slave between 14 and 26; one male slave 45 or older; one female slave under 14; and two female slaves between 14 and 26 - a total of nine slaves. He is living close to his sons, Terisha and William. Five people were engaged in agriculture in his household. Slaves consisted of: four males under 14; one male between 14 and 26; one male 45 or older; one female under 14; and two females between 14 and 26 - a total of nine slavesGallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee51

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  51. [S59] "1820 United States Federal Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, Roll 124, page 204, line 9, John Turner Senr. household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M33. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015. Their 1820 census image quality was superior to those available on ancestry.com.
  52. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 6 . This book is not as well documented as one would like, however, it displays more research effort than one usually finds in books of this period on family genealogy.
  53. [S2217] Murray. Sumner Co., TN Deeds, 1806-1817, page 73, citing Sumner County Deed Book 6, page 179.

Henry Turner

M, #321, b. circa 1758, d. 23 October 1829
RelationshipSon of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1,2 b. bt 1705 - 1710, d. b 19 Apr 1802
MotherSarah (--?--) d. b 15 Feb 1807
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Rachel Stovall b. c 1762, d. 4 Jan 1850
Children
Last Edited10 Sep 2020
     Henry Turner was born circa 1758 because, in his deposition of 12 Oct 1811, he swore he was 53 years of age.3
     Henry also is reported to have been born in 1757.4 He was also known as William Henry Sr.5

     Henry Turner married Rachel Stovall, daughter of George Stovall and Elizabeth Landon, on 31 March 1777 in Bedford County, Virginia. This marriage is not listed in Bedford County, Virginia Marriages 1755-1800 at the Clayton Library nor can I find it on FamilySearch as of 25 Dec 2016.6,7,8

     In 1779, he furnished a substitute to the Militia after he was drafted.9 In that same year, he probably served as vestryman of Amherst church.10

     In 1780, he volunteered as a Lieutenant in the Militia, serving a part of a tour of three months, and was discharged on account of sickness.9 This "probably was the Henry who took an oath as Ensign on 2 Dec. 1782. Family tradition says that he was known and called 'Major Turner.11'"

     In 1781, he again volunteered as a captain of a company raised in Amherst County to guard Lynch's Ferry on the James River.9

     On 29 September 1781, he furnished 305 lbs. of beef valued at £2-10-10.12 However, the same entry is expressed a little differently, omitting a specific date: "At a court continued & held for Amherst County at the Court house 2nd April 1782, Agreeable to an act of Assembly for Adjusting claims for property Impressed or taken for publick Service: 305 lbs. beef Sept. P Law £2-10-10."13

     He also provided 54 1/2 lbs of bacon 23 Feb. 1781 Militia (2-0-9); 9 bu of corn, 60 sheaves of oats and 200 lbs of fodder 28 Feb., 1781 August militia (1-3-6).14,15

     In the Order Book of 1784-1787 in the July court 1785, he proved that he had provided 85 lbs of bacon (3-3-9) to the Amherst militia when [it was] guarding prisoners marching through this County.16

     On 2 December 1782, in the Court held December 2, 1782, Henry Turner qualified as Ensign in the Revolutionary War.17

     On 5 June 1783, Henry, son of Terisha Turner, received the Treasury Warrenf for 556 1/4 acres issued to Terisha on this date, numbered 16718, for 100 acres of the same on the south branches of Porrage Creek within Christian's old order liknes beginning at Pointers Corner of his own to join lines of Sackville King, Reuben Novella, hiw own and perhaps James London. Warrant was issued 28 Oct 1801.18

     In 1788, I didn't find him on Amherst County Personal Property Tax List "B", but the original record was very faint in places and I could've missed him.19

     On 7 May 1793, he is named one of the two executors of his father's will of this date.1

     On 7 May 1793, George is named in his father's will of this date, but is not deemed competent to handle his own affairs so two of his brothers, William and Henry, are named trustees of that which his father, Terisha, provided for him.20,1

     According to Jerry Turner, "the conclusion one can draw from Old Terisha's will is: three sons (John, William and Henry) inherited 1/3 of the land originally purchased from John Scott. . . Each received 519 acres, with the will specifying that John's 519 acres, which the will says he already posseses, lies on Fry's Branch. Henry's lies on Porrage Creek and William's lies between his two brother's tracts."21

     On 30 December 1795, Henry 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 at Amherst County, Virginia.22

     On 12 October 1811, in the case Norvell vs. Camm -- O. S. 160; N. S. 56--Bill, 1811: is a suit concerning some land patented in 1755 which had been conveyed to Reuben Norvell of Amherst County. "Henry Turner, aged 53, deposes in Campbell, 12th October, 1811, has lived near the land since 1776."23

     Henry Turner left a will dated on 28 September 1828 in Amherst County, Virginia. Henry names: Daughter, Sally Dawson; son, Wm; daughter, Patsy Gregory; daughter, Polly D. Omohundro; son, Jas. S; son, Henry; son, Stephen B; son, Lawson; son, Geo; daughter, Ruth Stone; daughter, Nancy B. Carver; wife, Rachel; grandson, Jas. H. Turner; son, Terisha; son, Saml; heirs of deceased daughter, Eliza. Gregory. Witnesses to the will were: Jesse Mundy, Chas. Mundy, Jas. S. Dillard, Saml. Woodson.24

     Henry Turner died on 23 October 1829 in Amherst County, Virginia.
     His obituary calls him '"Major" and gives his age at death as 78, referring to him as "Another Revolutionary Patriot gone."25 In the pension application filed by his mother, Henry's son, Stephen B. Turner, states that his father died "9 miles from Lynchburgh."

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.9

     On 16 November 1829, an Administrator's Bond was posted by Lawson Turner, Geo. L. Turner, Geo. Staples, Jas. S. Higginbotham, Stephen B. and Wm. Turner for first two at Amherst County.26

     His estate was probated on 16 November 1829 in Amherst County, Virginia.24

     Henry Turner's estate was inventoried on 1 December 1829 in Amherst County The inventory total of Major Henry Turner, December 1, 1829 was $3,143.25 (worth $65,313.66 in 2011 dollars) presented by Geo. Staples, Jesse Beck, Jno. Warwick.27

     On 1 January 1833, Administrator's Account -- by both administrators: Superior Court of Lynchburg and certified to Amherst County; legacies of Martha Gregory, Terisha Turner, Henry Turner, M. H. Garland, E. P. Omohundro, Jas. S. Turner, Geo. N. Gregory, B. P. Balder, Reuben Carver, S. (L) B. Turner, Saml. Turner, Wm. Turner, Jas. S. Turner; bond of Hez. Stone and Ghos. Graves to estate. January 1, 1833. Jos. S. Dillard and Jesse Mundy, committee at Amherst County.28

     On 3 October 1839, Mary Turner Rives wrote her son, Robert, to report that "some of Uncle Henry Turner's children went to" Tennessee.29

     On 13 June 1849, Rachel Turner, aged 89, resident of Pike County, Missouri, widow of Henry Turner who furnished a substitute 1779 in Amherst Co., Va., Militia, and in 1780 served as Lt., applied for a widow's pension for her husband's service in the Revolutionary War. Their son, Stephen B. Turner, also of Pike County, on June 7, 1852 applied for a pension for the heirs of his father who he thought was a Captain in the Revolution. He stated his parents were married 1777 in Bedford County Virginia. His father died in Amherst County, Virginia Oct. 23, 1829; his mother died Jan. 4, 1850. Rejected." The entry concludes with the names and birth dates of his children from the Bible record enclosed with his pension application.30

     Henry's musket which was carried by him during the Revolution was in the family of his grandson, Rubin H. Carver, at the time of the lineage application.31

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1782on Personal Property List "A" with one White male over 21; five Black males; ten head of cattle; and, three horses, mares, colts, and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia32
1783on Personal Property List "B" with one White male over 21, five Black males, three horses, ten head of cattle, and listed close to his brotherAmherst County, Virginia33
1784on Personal Property List "B" with one White male over 21, three Black males over 16, four Black males under 16, two horses, and, twelve head of cattleAmherst County, Virginia34
1785on Personal Property List "B" (close to his brother, John) with one White male over 21, no White males between 16 and 21, two Black males above 16, five Black males under 16, two horses, and, twenty head of cattleAmherst County, Virginia35
1786on Personal Property List "B" (close to his brother, John) with one White male over 21, no White males between 16 and 21, two Black males above 16, four Black males under 16;, one horse, and, nineteen head of cattleAmherst County, Virginia36
18 May 1787on Personal Property List "B" with no White males between 16 and 21, three Black males over the age of 16, five Black males under the age of 16, two horses, and, twenty-one head of cattleAmherst County, Virginia37
2 April 1789on Personal Property List "B" with one White males between 16 and 21, four Black males over the age of 16, two Black males under the age of 16, and, six horses or mules, no cattle were enumerated in 1789Amherst County, Virginia38
13 March 1790on Personal Property List "B" with two White males between 16 and 21, five Black males over the age of 16, two Black males under the age of 16, and, four horses or mules, no cattle were enumerated in 1790Amherst County, Virginia39

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1783with 6 White Souls and 7 BlacksAmherst County, Virginia40
1785with seven White Souls with one dwelling and one other buildingAmherst County, Virginia41,42
1810with four free white males under the age of 10, one free white male between the ages of 10 and 15 and he is over 45 years of age. There is one free white female between the ages of 10 and 15; three free white females between the ages of 16 through 25; and a free white female (presumably his wife) 45 and over. There are twelve slaves listedAmherst County, Virginia43
1820with one free white male between the ages of 10 to 16; one free white male between the ages of 16 to 18; two free white males between the ages of 18 to 26; and one free white male 45 or older (himself); three free white females under 10; one free white female 26 thru 44 (presumably his wife). Slaves enumerated were: two males under 14; one male 14 thru 25; three females under 14; one female 26 thru 44; one female 45 or older for a total of eleven slaves. Four people were engaged in agricultureAmherst County, Virginia44

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Will Book 4, page 34.
  2. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  3. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 6 . This book is not as well documented as one would like, however, it displays more research effort than one usually finds in books of this period on family genealogy.
  4. [S5572] Turner, Stephen Kent, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner at (e-mail address), dated 7 Jan 2017, entitled "Re: CD On Its Way", citing page 45 of Hopkins Of Virginia and Related Families, Walter Lee Hopkins, (Berryville, Virginia: Virginia Book Company, 1931), scanned pages 44-47.
  5. [S5572] Turner. Email, dated 7 Jan 2017, entitled "Re: CD On Its Way", citing page 45 of Hopkins Of Virginia and Related Families, Walter Lee Hopkins, (Berryville, Virginia: Virginia Book Company, 1931), scanned pages 44-47. It was extremely uncommon for someone like this man to have a middle name at this period of American history. Middle names did not come into use for the majority of the population until after the Revolution.
  6. [S1063] Henry Turner file, filed by his widow, Rachel Turner; R10759; NARA, M804 (https://www.fold3.com/image/19731476: Fold3), that the marriage occurred and on which date was sworn to by Rachel when she applied for her husband's Revolutionary War pension, as well as by their son, Stephen B. Turner in his affidavit.
  7. [S3326] Hopkins, William Lindsay, abstractor. Campbell County, Virginia Wills & Inventory, 1782-1847 (Richmond: W. L. H., 1989), page 5; citing Campbell County Will Book I, page 90 wherein George Stovall names Henry Turner as his son-in-law.
  8. [S5572] Turner. Email, dated 7 Jan 2017, entitled "Re: CD On Its Way", citing page 45 of Hopkins Of Virginia and Related Families, Walter Lee Hopkins, (Berryville, Virginia: Virginia Book Company, 1931), scanned pages 44-47. Provides only the year of marriage.
  9. [S1063] Henry Turner, pension application R10759.
  10. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 7, citing Meade's Old Churches, v. 2, page 58.
  11. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 7.
  12. [S921] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures : Impressed Property Claims for Persons in Amherst County During the Revolution, also some interesting excerpts from an early order book of Amherst County (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1963), page 43--IC, citing page 484.
  13. [S1561] Abercrombie, Janice L. and Slattern, Richard, compilers, Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, I (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1992), page 73, citing page 12.
  14. [S921] Davis. Impressed Property Claims, Amherst Co VA, page 43--IC, citing page 239.
  15. [S1561] Abercrombie and Slattern VA Rev. Publick Claims, page 76.
  16. [S921] Davis. Impressed Property Claims, Amherst Co VA, page 43--IC.
  17. [S109] Sweeny, Leonora Higginbotham. Amherst County, Virginia in the Revolution 1773-1782, Including Extracts from the "Lost Order Book" (c1951; reprint Greenville: Southern History Press, Inc., 1998), page 173.
  18. [S251] Luke, Joy Turner, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (Sperryville, Virginia) to Toby Turner, subsequently mailing me her research notes in Aug and Sep of 2011.
  19. [S2268] Turner Surname entries. Amherst County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Records, 1782-1803, unpaginated, but in alphabetical and date order on the original tax record for 1788; Microfilm roll 19, filmed by the Virginia State Library in 1986; Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  20. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 371; citing Will Book 4, page 34.
  21. [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)".
  22. [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.
  23. [S1895] Chalkley, Lyman, abstractor. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement of Virginia, II (1912; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965), page 131.
  24. [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.
  25. [S383] Baber, Lucy H. M., Blunt, Louise A. and Collins, Marion A. L., compilers. Marriage And Deaths From Lynchburg, Virginia Newspapers 1794-1836 (1980; reprint Baltimore: Clearfield Company, 1993), page 255, issue of 26 Oct 1929, located on page 3, column 5.
  26. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Henry Turner entry, Will Book 7, page 276.
  27. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Henry Turner inventory entry, Will Book 7, page 340.
  28. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Henry Turner entry, Will Book 8, page 381.
  29. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), pages 159, 160; a reproduction of the original letter by Mary Turner Rives to her son, Robert Rives and his wife, dated 3 Oct 1839.
  30. [S109] Sweeny. Amherst Co., VA in the Revolution, pages 173.
  31. [S5604] Membership application of Campbell. Margaret I. H. Turner, applied to Bowling Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Henry Turner. Approved unknown, National No. Nat. No. 121064, Ancestor No. Henry Turner, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Office of the Registrar General, Washington, D. C., received as a scan of her lineage page which was included in the genealogical records of Nellie, Iva, and Jeff Bowman sent by Stephen K. Turner, 8 Jan 2017.
  32. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 21, Line ?, on the original tax record for 1782.
  33. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 17, Line 18, on the original tax record for 1783.
  34. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 13, Line 1, on the original tax record for 1784.
  35. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 19, Line 32, on the original tax record for 1785.
  36. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 20, Line 26, on the original tax record for 1786.
  37. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, unpaginated, but in alphabetical and date order on the original tax record for 1787.
  38. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, unpaginated, but in alphabetical and date order on the original tax record for 1789.
  39. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, unpaginated, but in alphabetical and date order on the original tax record for 1790.
  40. [S2267] "Head of Families - Virginia, 1783 - Amherst County", contributed by Sharon Barrett Kennedy, email at e-mail address, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/amherst/census/1783head.txt , website address verified 1 Jun 2019.
  41. [S922] "Heads of Families - Virginia, 1785, Amherst County", contributed by Sharon Bararett Kennedy, email at e-mail address, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/amherst/census/1785cens.txt , website address verified 1 Jun 2019.
  42. [S1457] United States Census Bureau. 1785 Amherst County, Virginia Heads of Families. Online ( https://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-03.pdf ), site verified as active 1 Jun 2019, page 84, image 38.
  43. [S688] "1810 United States Federal Census," Amherst County, Virginia, 66, page 288, line 17, Henry Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M252. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  44. [S3850] 1820 United States Federal Census, Henry Turner, 1820, Nelson, Virginia; citing page 199, line 37, image 10 of 12, unknown cd5 24 Sep 2019 household; digital image, Ancestry.com (access through subscription); citing National Archives microfilm M33.
  45. [S1894] Henry Turner, pension application R10759; digital images, Ancestry.com's Fold3 (http://www.fold3.com imaged from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, National Archives microfilm publication M804,roll 816.

William Turner

M, #322, b. 1760, d. before 20 October 1834
RelationshipSon of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1,2 b. bt 1705 - 1710, d. b 19 Apr 1802
MotherSarah (--?--) d. b 15 Feb 1807
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Sarah Lyon b. 4 Mar 1762
Children
Last Edited11 Aug 2019
     William Turner was born in 1760, son of Terisha Turner and Sarah (--?--), in Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.3

     He performed his Military Service during the Revolutionary War. In a chapter entitled "Revolutionary Soldiers from Amherst County Comprising then the Territory of the Present County of Nelson," William Turner is shown as a revolutionary soldier.

     "Turner, William, -- Amherst Col., Va., August 21, 1832: b. Albemarle Co., 1760; enlisted under Capt. Philip Thurmond, 3 mos. at the Barracks in Albemarle; "While there Capt. James Garland was killed by a sentinel on duty"; Orderly Sergt. under Capt. Young Landrum, Gen. Lawson's Brig., in battle of Guilford. Remembers seeing Gen. Edward Stevens removed from the battle ground badly wounded. Again drafted as Sergt. under Capt. Benjamin Higginbotham & on the line of march to York Town was appointed Ensign in said company, which commission in the great lapse of time he has lost. He & His Capt. were discharged as supernumerary officers a few days before the capitulation of Yorktown. Charles Stewart, Bedford Col, testified May 27, 1833, he served 3 mos. under Capt. Christian & William Turner. Placed on Pension Roll Sept. 11, 1833; d. Sept. 30, 1834. His widow, Sarah Turner, applied Nov. 19, 1838, aged 77 "on March 4th next." They were m. Aug. 20, 1780, by Rev. Samuel Irvine."4

     William married Sarah Lyon, 18 on 20 August 1780 with Rev. Samuel Irvine officiatiing at the ceremony.5

     On 9 April 1782, William Turner, Patriot, donated for Continental Use, 300 cwt Beef.6 Is this our William?

     In 1786, I didn't see him on Amherst County Personal Property Tax List "A" or "B", but I possibly overlooked his name.

     But, there's another William Turner, apparently living close to John and Henry Turner, sons of Old Terisha, on Amherst County Personal Property List "B" with four Black males under 16; two horses, mares, colts, and/or mules; and, eleven head of cattle.

     Who then was the Wm. Turner (1757-1817) who married Eliz. Thurmond in 178? She was born in 1760. He was a Private in Col. Alex Spotswood's 2nd Virginia Regiment formed in Albemarle? Could this be one of Stephen's sons? The problem is that DAR ID Number: 113702 states that William Turner (1757 - 1817) married Elizabeth Thurmond (b. 1760) and their child was Terisha Turner (1786-1853) who married Susan Foster. Their child Susannah Turner (1822-1866) married Samuel Kem (1815-1895). Either this pedigree is wrong or "our" pedigree is wrong.

     On 7 October 1788, William Turner and wife, Sally, of Amherst County, paid Stephen Ham £50 for 103 acres on branch of Stovall between Prize and Plank branches. OD [?] 31 Dec 1823, to Jesse Beck, exr. of Stephen Ham.

     On the same date and with the same parties as above, he paid £15 for 30 acres on branch of Stovall and south side of Plank branch at Amherst County, Virginia.7

     In 1789 and 1790, the only William Turner who was on Amherst County Personal Property Tax List "B" is listed. He is living close to Old Terisha's sons, John and Henry Turner. It seems likely that this is the correct William Turner, but . . . how do we explain the one who Tax List "A" in 1787?

     On 7 May 1793, he is named as one of the two executors of his father's will from whom he inherited 519 acres in Amherst between John's land on Fry's branch and Henry's on Perrage creek.8,1

     On 7 May 1793, George is named in his father's will of this date, but is not deemed competent to handle his own affairs so two of his brothers, William and Henry, are named trustees of that which his father, Terisha, provided for him.8,1

     According to Jerry Turner, "the conclusion one can draw from Old Terisha's will is: three sons (John, William and Henry) inherited 1/3 of the land originally purchased from John Scott. . . Each received 519 acres, with the will specifying that John's 519 acres, which the will says he already posseses, lies on Fry's Branch. Henry's lies on Porrage Creek and William's lies between his two brother's tracts."9

     On 22 November 1793, Wm. Wally and his wife, Rachel, of Albemarle, sold to William Turner, of Amherst, 80 acres for £40 on branches of Dutch River. The property was bounded by Henry Martin Jr; Marrow Bone Mt; Nally and Jno. Matthews. Witnesses were Jno. Jobling; Thos. Matthews; and Jno. Sanders at Amherst County, Virginia.10

     On 13 December 1795, William is described as "of Amherst County" when he sells he sells 31 acres for £20 to Jno. Jinkins but this property was bordered only by Stephen Ham. Same witnesses as below.

     The same day he sells 32 acres for £20 to Jno. Jinkings, also of Amherst. The property was bounded by that of Stephen Ham and Jenkins' own land. Witnesses were: Jas. London; Jas. Turner Jr; and Henry Turner at Amherst County, Virginia.11

     On 17 February 1807, he was the William who gave an oath proving the will of Old Terisha's widow, Sarah.12,13

     On 1 June 1818, he filed an application for a Pension under Revolutionary War Pension Applications Act.
Virginia
     At a Court held for Albemarle County the first day of June One thousand eight hundred and eighteen.
William Turner aged sixty three years last February a resident of this County of Albemarle personally appeared in Court

W 6321. The file gives his wife as Sarah Turner and his death as 30 September 30, 1834, Amherst County, Virginia.14 The following is his affidavit:

At a court held for Albemarle County the 9th day of July 1820
Albemarle County
     On this 9th day of July 1820 personally appeared in open court being a court of record for said county, William Turner, aged sixty-four years since last February, resident in said county, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath declare that he served in the revolutionary war as follows, to wit: in the year 1776 he enlisted under Captain Francis Taylor of the 2nd Virginia Regiment commanded by Colonel Spotswood of General [?]'s Brigade in which he served two years, at the expiration of which time he enlisted and served in the 7th Virginia Regiment under Captain Burnley one year at the end of which he [?] under Captain Rooker of General Wayne's Brigade and served therein one year and got his discharge, after which he served several tours in the militia before the war was ended, he was in the Battle of Germantown, and at the taking of Stoney point by Genl Wayne, [?] of his Original declaration 1st day of March 1818 number of his present Certificate 6.926. And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident Citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March, 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift, sale or by any means disposed of my property, of any part thereof, with intent thereby so to diminish I as do bring myself within the [?] of an act of Congress entitled "Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the Land and naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war" passed on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not nor has any person ? for me any property or [?] [?] or [?] [?] to me, nor have I any income, other than what is contained in the Schedule hereto [?] and by me subscribed [?] [?] 340 and 350 acres of Land. [continue later when my eyes have recovered]15

     On 17 September 1826, an Administrator's Bond was filed by Wm. Turner and Wm. Day, for Wm. Turner in Amherst County, Virginia.16

     On 1 August 1832, "personally appeared in open Court before the Justices of Amherst County now sitting, William Turner a resident of the said County, aged about 72 years, who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed the 7th June 1832.

     That he was born in the County of Albemarle sometime in the year 1760 and that he has a register of his age at his residence and that when the Revolution opened it found him residing in the county of Amherst, a County adjoining to Albemarle. And that after the location of the Barracks in Albemarle for the security of the British prisoners taken at the North (but the month or year he does not remember) he was detailed as a private in the Militia to serve a tour of three months at the said Barracks. That he marched from the County of Amherst and served the said tour of three months under the command of Capt. Philip Thurmond. That he remembers nothing which is worthy of remark that occurred in that service except the death of Capt. James Garland who was also in service at the Barracks and was there killed by a centinel (sic) on duty. That after this period he was again called into the service from the County of Amherst and served another tour of three months as orderly sergt stationed at Rockies near Richmond, in a company commanded by John Cristian from the said County. That thereafter he was again called into the service from the same County and was engaged in what is called the Guilford expedition and served out his tour as orderly sergeant to the company commanded by Capt Young Landrom, that he does not remember to what regt. his company was attached in that expedition, but he does remember that it was attached to Genl. Lawsons brigade. That the company to which he was attached was not engaged in the battle of Guilford but was so near the scene of action that he saw the dead and wounded removed from the field of Battle and he well remembers seeing Genl. Edward Stevens removed from the Battle ground badly wounded. That he was discharged from this Service at Rensowills Mills in the State of North Carolina after a service of three months. That thereafter and very soon he was again drafted in the service from the same County, on a tour of duty for three months, intended to aid in the reduction of York Town. That he marched from the County of Amherst as a sergeant in a company commanded by Capt. Benjamin Higginbotham, and on the line of March to York Town was appointed and commission an ensign in the said company which commission in the great lapse of time he has lost. That some days after joining the Army before York Town under the command of Genl. Washington, he together with his Captain were discharged as supernumerary officers and ordered to return to their homes. That their discharge as aforesaid took place but a few days before the capitulation of the Post. That since the period of the Revolution he has continued to reside in the County of Amherst, that he has no documentary evidence to support his said claim for service, nor does he recollect that he ever recd. any, if he did they have been lost, nor does he know any living witness or witnesses by whom he could prove his services. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity, except that present, and declares that his name is not on the pension Role of the agency of any State."
                              Wm. Turner

     His application was granted for he is shown as having served in the Virginia Continental Army, first as a private and then as a sergeant. He received a $55.00 annual allowance. The records show the pension was started September 11, 1833 when he was 74. It further shows that he received a total of $165.00.

State of Kentucky
County of Madison
     On this 6th day of June, 1834, before me, the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace for the said County of Madison personally appeared William Turner, who, on his oath declares that he is the same person who formerly belonged to the Company commanded by Captain Francis Taylor, in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Alexander Spottswood, in the service of the United States, that his name was placed on the pension rolls of the State of Virginia from whence he has lately removed, that he now resides in this State of Kentucky, where he intends to remain (unless he should remove to the State of Tennessee where he has several children now living) and wishes his pension to be [?] payable in future. The following are his reasons for removing from the State of Virginia to the State of Kentucky, Madison county to wit: The remainder of his children were removing to the State of Kentucky, and he is old and infirm, and was unwilling to remain behind, and therefore accompanied his children to his present residence, where he lost his horse, and became sick, in consequence of which he took up his residence with his son-in-law Pleasant Martin, who now resides in Madison County, Kentucky. He designs visiting his children living in the State of Tennessee as soon as his health will permit, and he is unable to do so by receiving his pension money and [?] he is [?] or more pleased with that part of the country then his present residence, he [?] [?] probably will conclude to take up his permanent residence in that State.
Sworn and subscribed
to before me this day
? aforesaid          Wm. Turner (signed)

State of Kentucky
Madison County
     John Saunders, a resident of Madison County, Kentucky, this day came personally before me, the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace in and for the county aforesaid, who on his oath declares that he is personally acquainted with the above named William Turner,and knew him to be the same person described in the above affidavit and I further certify that the above named John Saunders is personally known to me, and is a credible person, and his statement is entitled to credit.
Sworn and subscribed before
me this 6th June 1834, by the
above named John Saunders
Joseph Turner JP          (signed & sealed) Jno Saunders.15

     William Turner left a will dated on 23 September 1834 in Amherst County, Virginia. He names his wife, grandson, Jno. L.,- son of deceased son, Wm T., when of age. He names as Executors: friends, Wm. Kent and Jesse Mundy. Witnesses: Jno. D. Wills, Thos. Hutcheson, Henry D. Warwick.17,18

     William Turner died before 20 October 1834 in Amherst County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.17,18

     His estate was probated on 20 October 1834 in Amherst County, Virginia.17,18

     On 20 November 1834, an Administrator's Bond was filed by Wm. Kent. Bondsmen: Edmd. Winston, Willis H. Reynolds at Amherst County, Virginia.19,20

     William Turner's estate was inventoried on 16 February 1835 in Amherst County, Virginia, containing $265.00 (worth $5,689.63 in 2011 dollars); blacksmith tools. D. Staples, Wm. Pettyjohn, Jas. Davis.21,22

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1784on Personal Property List "A" with only himself, no White males between 16 and 21 and, one horseAmherst County, Virginia23
1785on Personal Property List "A" with one White male over 21, no White males between 16 and 21, no Blacks over 16, two Blacks under 16, two horses, mares, colts, and/or mules, and, seven head of cattleAmherst County, Virginia24
13 March 1787on Personal Property List "A" with no white males above 16 and under 21 years of age; no Black males above 16; one Black male under 16; two horses, mares, colts, or mules; and, two head of cattleAmherst County, Virginia25
2 April 1788on Personal Property List "A" with one Black male over 16 and two head of cattle [I did not see a William Turner on List "B", but the record was very faint]Amherst County, Virginia26

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1810with one white male under 10, one white male between 10 and 15, two white males between 26 and 44, and one 45 and older. He has two white females under 10, one white female between 16 and 25 and, one female age 45 or oldr (presumably his wife). He has twenty-three slavesAmherst County, Virginia27
1820with one free white male 45 and older (himself); one free white female of 10 and under 16; and one free white female of 45 and older (his wife); 16 people were engaged in agriculture; nine male slaves under 14; four male slaves of 14 and under 26; three male slaves of 26 and under 45; three male slaves of 45 and up0ward; five female slaves under 14; and two female slaves of 14 and under 26 for a total of 26 slavesAmherst County, Virginia28

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Will Book 4, page 34.
  2. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  3. [S109] Sweeny, Leonora Higginbotham. Amherst County, Virginia in the Revolution 1773-1782, Including Extracts from the "Lost Order Book" (c1951; reprint Greenville: Southern History Press, Inc., 1998), Page 173.
  4. [S109] Sweeny. Amherst Co., VA in the Revolution, page 47, 173.
  5. [S109] Sweeny. Amherst Co., VA in the Revolution.
  6. [S925] Elliott, Katherine B.. Revolutionary War Records, Mecklenburg County, Virginia (Greenville: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1964), Order Book 5, page 125.
  7. [S2293] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia Deed Book F (Amherst: B. F. Davis), page 47; original deed on page 266-267.
  8. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 371; citing Will Book 4, page 34.
  9. [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)".
  10. [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 31; citing page 331.
  11. [S2288] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Deed Book G, page 59; citing pages 634 and 637.
  12. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Will Book 4, page 274.
  13. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 370; citing Will Book 4, page 274.
  14. [S926] "Virginia Pension Roll of 1835, Surnames Beginning with T", contributed by William R. Navey, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pensions/vapen_t.txt , uploaded 29 Jun 2008, website address verified 4 Jun 2019, W6321.
  15. [S1612] William Turner, pension application S38446; digital images, ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online (http://persi.heritagequestonline.com imaged from Selected Records for Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications, National Archives microfilm publication M805,roll 816.
  16. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 372; citing Will Book 6, page 690.
  17. [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, William Turner will entry, Will Book 9, page 24.
  18. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 371; citing Will Book 9, page 24.
  19. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, William Turner entry, Will Book 9, page 25.
  20. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 371; citing Will Book 9, page 25.
  21. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, William Turner inventory entry, Will Book 9, page 49.
  22. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 371; citing Will Book 9, page 49.
  23. [S2268] Turner Surname entries. Amherst County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Records, 1782-1803, page 3, Line 8, on the original tax record for 1784; Microfilm roll 19, filmed by the Virginia State Library in 1986; Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  24. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 19, Line 33, on the original tax record for 1785.
  25. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, 13 Mar, Line 7 on original alphabetical and date-ordered original tax record for 1787.
  26. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, unpaginated, but the record is in date-order, Line 19, on the original tax record for 1788.
  27. [S688] "1810 United States Federal Census," Amherst County|Virginia, 2, unknown cd5, line Roll 66, page 303, William Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M252. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  28. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLC-N2P ): accessed 5 Sep 2016), Will Turner household, 1820, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing page 38, line 10, NARA microfilm publication M33 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 193,690.
  29. [S102] Ricks, Joel. Amherst County Marriage Bonds, 1753-1853 (Salt Lake City: [copied by Joel Ricks for the Genealogical Society of Utah], 1936), page 121, trelationship of Richard to his father, William, is shown in his Marriage Bond to Sally Ham.
  30. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 9 . 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.
  31. [S5484] Anonymous. "Miscellanea," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, vol. 23, no. 2 (May 1985).

George Turner

M, #323, b. circa 1765
RelationshipSon of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1,2 b. bt 1705 - 1710, d. b 19 Apr 1802
MotherSarah (--?--) d. b 15 Feb 1807
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited19 Sep 2019
     George Turner was born circa 1765 because he first appears with his father on the 1787 Amherst County Personal Property as being over 21 years of age.3

     On 7 May 1793, George is named in his father's will of this date, but is not deemed competent to handle his own affairs so two of his brothers, William and Henry, are named trustees of that which his father, Terisha, provided for him.4,1

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
15 March 1787in Person Property List "A" as the son of Terisha and 21 years or older [This is his first appearance on the list by name]Amherst County, Virginia5
2 April 1788on Personal Property List "A" as the son of TerishaAmherst County, Virginia6
18 March 1789on Personal Property List "A" again listed with his father, TerishaAmherst County, Virginia7
1 April 1790on Personal Property List "A" with his fatherAmherst County, Virginia8

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Will Book 4, page 34.
  2. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  3. [S2268] Turner Surname entries. Amherst County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Records, 1782-1803, on the alphabetical list under the date Mar 15, Line 17, original tax record for 1787; Microfilm roll 19, filmed by the Virginia State Library in 1986; Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  4. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 371; citing Will Book 4, page 34.
  5. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, on the alphabetical list under the date Mar 15, Line 17, on the original tax record for 1787.
  6. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, on the alphabetical list under the date Apr 2, Line 21, on the original tax record for 1788.
  7. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, on the alphabetical list under the date Mar 18, on the original tax record for 1789.
  8. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, on the alphabetical list under the date Apr 1, on the original tax record for 1790.

Mary Turner

F, #324, b. 6 April 1751, d. after 7 April 1840
RelationshipDaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1,2 b. bt 1705 - 1710, d. b 19 Apr 1802
MotherSarah (--?--)3 d. b 15 Feb 1807
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

James London Jr. b. c 1740, d. b 15 Oct 1827
Children
Last Edited11 Aug 2019
     Mary Turner was born on 6 April 1751, daughter of Terisha Turner and Sarah (--?--). A "loose paper in [the] London Bible states: '6 day of April, 1840, Grandmama London will be 89 years old.'"4 This concurs with the article on Bible records which also concurs with the fact that in 1810 she was 45 or older.2

     Opal London Cox, in her book, claims the piece of paper said "Grandmother London, on 5th April will be 69yr old."5

     Mary Turner married James London Jr., son of James London and (--?--) Dillon, circa 1768.6,7,2

     On 4 July 1785, at the Court held for Amherst County, directly beneath her husband's name, there is a claim made by Mary Turner for 85 lbs. of bacon for the Amherst Militia when guarding prisoners on their march through this country, £3-4-9.8

     On 7 May 1793, she is named Mary London in her father's will of this date and to whom he bequeaths three negroes.9,1

     On 14 November 1806, she is named Mary London is her mother's will of this date.10,11

     On 3 October 1839, Mary Turner Rives writes her son, Robert, and reports that "Aunt Molly London's children went to" Tennessee.12

     On 7 April 1840, Mary gave a deposition before Jesse Munday, Justice of the Peace for Amherst County, in which she swore "that she was 89 years old, that she has been living in said county for 67 or 68 years last past - that she became acquainted with Mrs. Jane Dillard (whose maiden name was Starke) about the month of April or May, in the year 1782 - at which time, she the said Jane Dillard was living in a state of matrimony with Capt. James Dillard of said county who has always borne the reputation of having been an officer during the whole of the Revolutionary War - that in the year 1778, in the month of March, she saw the said Capt. James Dillard who married Jane Starke, (now Jane Dillard his present widow) recruiting or enlisting men in said county for the United States service, in the Revolutionary War - That she the deponent has always understood that the said Capt. Dillard was married to his present widow Jane Dillard in the County of Hanover of said State - and that they removed to the County of Buckingham in the year 1782 - and in the year 1784 or 85 they removed to the aforesaid County of Amherst where they continued to live together as man and wife, until the death of her husband the said Capt. James Dillard - which was about eight years ago, or in the year 1832 - that the said Jane Dillard, widow as aforesaid - has remained unmarried - in said County - ever since the death of her husband the said James Dillard until the present time - and that she is the identical person who is now claiming a pension of the Genl. Government, as the widow of said Capt. James Dillard decd. of said county in consideration of his the said Dillard's revolutionary serices.
her
Mary X London
mark
Test. J. S. Dillard
Ro. U. Gray
Sworn to and subscribed - by her mark - the day and year above written
Before me Jesse Mundy J. P." at Amherst County, Virginia.13

     Mary London died after 7 April 1840.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 23 Jan 2019.7

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Will Book 4, page 34.
  2. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  3. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Will Book 4, page 274, in which only Mary London is specifically named.
  4. [S982] Hiden, Mrs. P. W.. "London Family," William and Mary Quarterly, Series 2, vol. 12, no. 4 (Oct 1932): page 267.
  5. [S5528] Cox, Opal London, compiler. The London Family: 200 Years of London Family in America (Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin, 1976), page 250.
  6. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Will Book 4, page 34; although only his surname is listed in the will.
  7. [S982] Hiden. "London Family", pages 267.
  8. [S1561] Abercrombie, Janice L. and Slattern, Richard, compilers, Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, I (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1992), page 81; citing page 34.
  9. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 371; citing Will Book 4, page 34.
  10. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Will Book 4, page 274.
  11. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 370; citing Will Book 4, page 274.
  12. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), pages 159, 160; a reproduction of the original letter by Mary Turner Rives to her son, Robert Rives and his wife, dated 3 Oct 1839.
  13. [S982] Hiden. "London Family", page 278.
  14. [S982] Hiden. "London Family", pages 268.

Sarah Turner

F, #325, b. 13 September 1756, d. 14 May 1836
RelationshipDaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1,2 b. bt 1705 - 1710, d. b 19 Apr 1802
MotherSarah (--?--) d. b 15 Feb 1807
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

(--?--) Webster

Family 2

Bartholomew Stovall b. 23 Aug 1759, d. 9 Mar 1841
Children
Last Edited16 Sep 2019
     Sarah Turner was born on 13 September 1756, daughter of Terisha Turner and Sarah (--?--), in Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.3,2,4

     Sarah Turner married (--?--) Webster. I cannot find a marriage record as of 18 Aug 2016.5,2

     Sarah Webster married Bartholomew Stovall, son of George Stovall and Elizabeth Landon. She was a widow at the time he married her because her name is listed as Sarah (Turner) Webster. However, I cannot find a marriage record as of 25 Dec 2016.5,2

     On 7 May 1793, she was named Sarah Stovall in her father's will of this date.6,1

     Sarah Stovall died on 14 May 1836 at age 79 in Sumner County, Tennessee,3,4 and was buried in Willow Grove Cemetery, Templow, Trousdale County, Tennessee.4

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Will Book 4, page 34.
  2. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  3. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 3 . 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. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 30 Aug 2016, memorial page for Sarah Nancy Turner Stovall (1756-1836) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by John & Retta Waggoner, maintained by Danny Richards; citing Willow Grove Cemetery, Templow, Trousdale County, Tennessee.
  5. [S590] Smith, Carmae Massey, The Stovall Family in America (Houston: D. Armstrong Co. Inc., 1979), page 89. This is a thoroughly researched genealogy family book.
  6. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 371; citing Will Book 4, page 34.
  7. [S282] Robinson, Ann, "Descendants of Terisha Turner", compiled on 5 Apr 2000 (<e-mail address>).