Sarah Louisa Turner1,2

F, #12493, b. circa 1832
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherWilson D. Turner3 b. 1 Jan 1808
MotherMartha Hickerson3 b. c 1804
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Joseph Robert Harris b. c 1825
Children
Last Edited30 Apr 2021
     Sarah Louisa Turner was born circa 1832, daughter of Wilson D. Turner and Martha Hickerson, in Tennessee.3,4
     She was also known as Luiza.3

     Sarah and Joseph Robert Harris obtained a marriage bond on 18 December 1850 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with William R. Winn as bondsman.5,2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185018 years of ageDistrict 14, Sumner County, Tennessee3
1860as Sarah L and 28 years of ageDistrict 14, Sumner County, Tennessee6
187038 years of ageRichland Station PO, Sumner County, Tennessee7
188048 years of age and living almost immediately adjacent to her father, Wilson W. TurnerWillow Grove, Trousdale County, Tennessee8

Citations

  1. [S3033] Pat Harris, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, dated 20 Sep 2011, 10:13:41 AM CDT, which names her Sarah Louise.
  2. [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:XDQ5-V5S, entry for Joseph Robert Harris and Sarah Louisa Turner, 18 Dec 1850; citing Sumner,Tennessee, reference ; FHL microfilm 467,486, accessed 8 Jul 2016).
  3. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 14 Township, dwelling 791, family 790, Wilson D Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M432, Roll 897, page 184A. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 29 Apr 2021), J B (unclear) Harris, 1860, Sumner, Tennessee; citing page 271, family 538, FHL microfilm 805,275.
  5. [S2180] "Sumner County Marriage Records, Selected Marrages from 1791-1925", contributed by Sherry Wilson, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~we3sumneritesjblcsf/marrndx.htm , uploaded 1998-2005, accessed 31 Jul 2016, site verified as active 10 Jun 2019, Tr-Turn selection at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~we3sumneritesjblcsf/mrg_tr-turn.htm
  6. [S5784] "1860 Census," J B Harris, 1860, Sumner, Tennessee; citing page 271, family 538, FHL microfilm 805,275, accessed 29 Apr 2021 at ( ancestry.comimage 10 of 12 ).
  7. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD84-12P ), entry for J R Harris household, 1870, District 14, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing page 13, family 89, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,065, accessed 30 Aug 2016.
  8. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDWN-7VM ), entry for Josephus H Harris household, 1880, Willow Grove, Trousdale, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 225, sheet 40C, household 16, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1283; FHL microfilm 1,255,283, accessed 30 Aug 2016.
  9. [S5497] "U.S. 1880 Federal Census," Wilson W Turner household, 1880, Willow Grove, Trousdale, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 225, sheet 40C, household 14, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,255,283, accessed 8 Jul 2016 at ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDWN-7J5 ).

Sarah M. Turner1,2

F, #26745, b. circa 1840
Relationship2nd great-grandniece of Terisha Turner
FatherVan Trump Turner1 b. 12 Dec 1808, d. 22 May 1849
MotherJulia Artense Black1 b. 12 Nov 1819, d. 3 Apr 1898

Family

David P. Meyers b. c 1828
Last Edited8 Jul 2021
     Sarah M. Turner was born circa 1840, daughter of Van Trump Turner and Julia Artense Black, in Illinois.1

     Sarah married David P. Meyers on 15 January 1857 in Marion County, Illinois.3

     On 15 April 1898, Julia A. Turner's obituary names her children: Mrs. David Myers, Mrs. Charles Fulks, and Van Turner, all of Salem.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185010 years of ageDistrict 11, Marion County, Illinois1
188036 years of ageSalem, Marion County, Illinois5

Citations

  1. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 8 Jul 2021, entry for Julia Turner in the household of Rachael Black, 1850, Marion, Illinois; citing roll 119, page 49b, family 707, image 98 of 160; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  2. [S6309] "Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900," index, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 8 Jul 2021, entry for David P Meyers and Sarah M Turner, 15 Jan 1857, Marion County. Provides middle initial.
  3. [S6309] "IL Comp. Marriages, 1851-1900," index, Ancestry.com, entry for David P Meyers and Sarah M Turner, 15 Jan 1857, Marion County.
  4. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 8 Jul 2021, entry for Julia A. Turner, Marion County Democrat (Salem, Illinois), 5 Apr 1898, page 8, image 8 of 8.
  5. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 20 of 27 ), entry for David P. Meyers, 1880, Salem, Marion, Illinois; citing roll 234, page 193D, family 229, accessed 8 Jul 2021.

Sarah Spencer Turner1,2

F, #26001, b. 9 June 1842, d. 14 December 1929
RelationshipGreat-grandniece of Terisha Turner
FatherFrancis S. Turner3 b. c 1820
MotherBarbara F. Smith3 b. c 1822, d. 14 Sep 1863

Family

Reuben Boatwright Hudgins b. 31 Mar 1836, d. 18 Sep 1900
Last Edited25 Jun 2021
     Sarah Spencer Turner was born on 9 June 1842, daughter of Francis S. Turner and Barbara F. Smith, in Nelson County, Virginia.3
     She was also known as Sallie.3

     Sallie, 16, married Reuben Boatwright Hudgins, 22, in December 1858 in Gold Hill, Buckingham County, Virginia, with Rev. Wm. H. Taylor officiating.3,4

     On 12 February 1924, Sarah filed an application for a Confederate pension in which she stated she was 81 years of age, born in Nelson County, resided in Buckingham County 70 years, that she was married Reuben B. Hudgins in Dec 1858 at Gold Hill, Virginia by Rev. Wm. H. Taylor, that her husband died Sep 1900 at Lawfords, Virginia of kidney trouble. She says she has a life interest only in real estate worth $3,800, receiving only about $100 a year. She says her husband never applied for a pension, but served four years and was wounded four times. at Buckingham County, Virginia.4

     Sarah Spencer Hudgins died of Septic poisoning after fracturing her hip on 14 December 1929 at age 87 in Buckingham County, Virginia,3 and was buried in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, New Canton, Buckingham County, Virginia.3,5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18507 years of ageNelson County, Virginia1
186017 years of ageDistrict 2, Buckingham County, Virginia6

Citations

  1. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8DX-X7C ), entry for Mary E Turner, Nelson county, part of, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing family 388, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), accessed 28 Feb 2019.
  2. [S6048] "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 1 Apr 2021, entry for Sallie Spencer Hudgins, 14 Dec 1929, Stamped 28606, image 484 of 563. Provides her full middle name.
  3. [S6048] "VA Death Recds., 1912-2014," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Sallie Spencer Hudgins, 14 Dec 1929, Stamped 28606, image 484 of 563.
  4. [S6057] "Alabama, Texas and Virginia, Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 1 Apr 2021, entry for Mrs. Sarah S Hudgins, 12 Feb 1924, Buckingham County, Collection No. CP-5_127, Roll 127, Nelson County (surnames A-Me), images 862-868 of 1248.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 1 Apr 2021, memorial page for Sarah Sallie Turner Hudgins (1842-1929) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Mary Trumbull, maintained by Mary Trumbull; citing Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, New Canton, Buckingham Couinty, Virginia.
  6. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 1 Apr 2021), Francis Turner, 1860, Buckingham, Virginia; citing page 933, family 213, FHL microfilm 805,337.

Seaton H. Turner1

M, #293, b. 12 January 1800, d. 1 June 1843
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames J. Turner Jr.2 b. b 1766, d. b 23 Oct 1830
MotherLucy Ham2 b. b 1770, d. 1846
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Dosha Payne b. 18 Mar 1806, d. b 16 Oct 1843
Children
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     Seaton H. Turner was born on 12 January 1800, son of James J. Turner Jr. and Lucy Ham.3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     On 4 October 1834, John H. Turner, in his nuncupative will of this date, left his estate to his wife (unnamed). If his wife has a son, his brother Stephen H. Turner is to educate him to be a lawyer. He requested that his mother, Lucy Turner, devise his protion of her estate to his wife. Seaton H. Turner is one of the witnesses.

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

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

     Therefore, the question is: were the three daughters by a previous wife? Or, are they misattributed to him?9

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

     On 10 July 1835, Stephen H. Turner, as Trustee or Pleasabt H. Anderso conveyed to Charles Stutz for $100 50 acres. Registered 9 Dec 1835 at Sumner County, Tennessee.11

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

     On 9 May 1839, Seaton H. Turner conveyed to Henry Nimmo ten acres for $81 in District #19. Registered 5 May 1840 at Sumner County, Tennessee.13

     In 1840, Seaton H. Turner sold to Stephen H. Turner 311 acres in Dist.#9 for $5 to take care of and cover debt at Sumner County, Tennessee.14

     On 27 June 1840, which S. H. Turner conveyed 100 acres on the North Fork of Red River in District #20 to Green Berry for $150. Registered 28 Apr 1844 in Sumner County, Tennessee.15

     On 29 December 1840, Wiliam L. Payne, John Payne, Samuel & Rebecca Bailey, Sarah Johnson (Robertson Co., TN), Seaton and Dosha Turner, Simpson Payne (Marshall Co., MS) by his attorney Daniel Mulloy, Mary Norvell (Macoupin Co., IL) by her attorney Daniel Mulloy & James and Phoebe Vaught (Logan Co., KY) conveyed to Elizabeth Crawford, & Joseph Payne 200 acres on the waters of the Red River for $300. Witnesses: John Johnson and Erastus Payne. Registered 14 Apr 1846 at Sumner County, Tennessee.16

     On 13 January 1841, Seaton H. Turner conveyed to Stephen H. Turner 311 acres for $5. Registered 14 Jan 1841 at Sumner County, Tennessee.17

     On 26 February 1842, he witnessed a conveyance between William Hiett and John Leg at Sumner County, Tennessee.18

     Seaton H. Turner died on 1 June 1843 at age 433 and was buried in Turner Cemetery #2, New Deal, Sumner County, Tennessee.
     The cemetery in which he is buried is called the Turner Cemetery and is located 2 and 3/10 miles east of Highway 31W on Clearview Road. The cemetery is about 100 feet south of the road on the former Mitchell Moore property. Buried in the same cemetery are Richard Moore 12 Nov 1890 - Jul 7 1914 and Johnetter Mitchel, daughter of Major W. & Catharine Mitchel 23 Jan 1849 - 27 Jun 1870.3,19

     On 16 October 1843, in the Sumner County Court Minutes there is a mention of Seaton H. Turner's death "had been suggested at the last term of the court and the court being satisfied of said suggestion whereupon" a lawsuit was changed on the names of Albert G. Douglass and wife Dorothy Douglass and Eliza Turner heirs of said Seaton H. Turner. The Minutes go on to say that Eliza is a minor under the age of 21 and the court ordered Albert G. Douglass be appointed Guardian.20

     On 26 August 1844, whereas Seaton H. Turner by deed dated 13 Jan 1841 conveyed to ? Payne 311 acres in District #19 for $1,501.46, S. H. Turner, trustee of Seaton H. Turner evidently registered it on 27 Aug 1844 at Sumner County, Tennessee.21

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

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

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

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

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

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1824with no property, living immedidately adjacent to his mother, Lucy, but with one pollSumner County, Tennessee22
1838with 311 acres worth $2,000, taxed at $1.00, one slave worth $500 taxed at $.25Sumner County, Tennessee23

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830with one free white male betweem 20 and 30; one free white male between 30 and 40; one free white female under 5; one free white female between 5 and 10; and one free white female between 20 and 30Sumner County, Tennessee24
1840with one free white male between 40 and 50; one free white female between 10 and 15; one free white female between 15 and 20; and, one free white female between 30 and 40 years of age. Slaves enumerated were: one male under 10; one male between 24 and 36; one female under 10; one female between 10 and 24 years of age. Three people are engaged in agricultureSumner County, Tennessee25

Citations

  1. [S261] "Estate Settlement for Lucy Ham Turner", contributed by Jo Thiessen, downloaded 19 Sep 1998.
  2. [S261] "Estate Settlement for Lucy Ham,", downloaded 9/19/1998.
  3. [S536] Snyder, Margaret Cummings and Yorgason, Joan Hollis, compilers, Sumner County, Tennessee Cemetery Records (Owensboro: McDowell Publications, 1981), page 15-53.
  4. [S2585] "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH3-GXTW, entry for Seaten H Turner and Jana Payne, 01 Jan 1823; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 969,844, accessed accessed 6 Jun 2019).
  5. [S1010] "Free Males in Captain Smith's Company, 1826", contributed by Linda Carpenter, online at https://freepages.rootsweb.com/~providence/genealogy/census/census1826_s4.htm , uploaded 2003, website address verified 7 Jun 2019.
  6. [S5979] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 13-16: October 1831-October 1839 (na: MD, 2008), page 23; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 313.
  7. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 9; citing Deed Book 14, page 109.
  8. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page14; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 180.
  9. [S3168] "Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927, " digital image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TV-B2FQ?i=129&wc=M6QW-VNP%3A179803001%2C180194801&cc=1909088 ), John H Turner, 1834; citing Sumner County Wills, 1823-1842, vol. 2, image 130 of 384, page 125, original will book page 181; accessed 6 Dec 2012. There is no index to this information as of 22 Jun 2019.
  10. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 33-34; citing Deed Book 16, Dec 1837-Oct 1839, page 426.
  11. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 42; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 562.
  12. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 15; citing Deed Book 15, Mar 1836-Dec 1837, page 159.
  13. [S5989] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 17-20: April 1840-July 1851 (n.p.: MD, 2008), page 2; citing Deed Book 17, page 15.
  14. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John Turner and Mildred Suddarth Family", containing "Sumner DC TN Deed Books"". Citing Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Book 17, page 128.
  15. [S5989] Denning. Sumner Co., TN Deed Bks. 17-20, page 5; citing Deed Book 19, page 61.
  16. [S5989] Denning. Sumner Co., TN Deed Bks. 17-20, page 2; citing Deed Book 20, page 16.
  17. [S5989] Denning. Sumner Co., TN Deed Bks. 17-20, page 23; citing Deed Book 17, page 323.
  18. [S5989] Denning. Sumner Co., TN Deed Bks. 17-20, page 13; citing Deed Book 18, page 165.
  19. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 24 Dec 2018, memorial page for Seaton H. Turner (1800-1843) at memorial page... Maintained by OBXr; citing Turner Cemetery #2, New Deal, Sumner County, Tennessee.
  20. [S992] "Sumner County, Tennessee County Court Minutes October, 1843 - Misc", contributed by Jan Johnson Barnes, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~providence/court_minutes_oct1843_misc.htm , uploaded 2000, website address verified 6 Jun 2019.
  21. [S5989] Denning. Sumner Co., TN Deed Bks. 17-20, page 12; citing Deed Book 19, page 147.
  22. [S3514] "Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah); accessed 14 Sep 2019, entry for Seaton H. Turner, 1824, Sumner County, image 32 of 50; citing original data from the The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Early Tax Lists of Tennessee.
  23. [S3514] "TN Early Tax List Recds., 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, entry for Seaton H. Turner, 1838, Sumner County, image 49 of 53.
  24. [S5525] "United States Census, 1830," index and imagges, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHP4-RSN ), entry for Seaton Turner, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing page 198, line 21, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 181; FHL microfilm 24,539, accessed 31 Aug 2018.
  25. [S1026] "1840 United States Federal Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, Roll 534, page 425, line 8, Seaton H. Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M704. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

Seaton Madison Turner1,2

M, #18755, b. 1833
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherLorenzo D. Turner1 b. c 1809, d. b 14 Jun 1880
MotherMary C. Hamblett1 b. c 1808
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box) (#1)
Descendant Chart (Box) (#2)
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     Seaton Madison Turner was born in 1833, son of Lorenzo D. Turner and Mary C. Hamblett, in Virginia.1,2

     In 1866, he was living as a farmer in Blanket Creek, Tuolumne County, California.2

     In 1870, I cannot find him anywhere in the 1870 census as of 14 Mar 2021.

     Nor can I find anything further on him at all as of 14 Mar 2021.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185017 years of ageCuivre Township, Pike County, Missouri1

Citations

  1. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 9 Sep 2020, entry for Lorenzo D Turner, 1850, Cuivre, Pike, Missouri; citing roll 409, page 173A, family 168, image 16 of 40; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  2. [S6279] "California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Sep 2020, entry for Seaton Madison Turner, 1866, Tuolumne County, California, image 110 of 401.

Shirley Turner1

F, #26396, b. 4 July 1871, d. 15 June 1881
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner1 b. 8 Jan 1836, d. 17 May 1913
MotherEudora Annie Knox1 b. 9 Jan 1843, d. 7 Jun 1908
Last Edited11 Apr 2021
     Shirley Turner was born on 4 July 1871, daughter of James Turner and Eudora Annie Knox, in Texas.1,2

     Shirley Turner died on 15 June 1881 at age 92 and was buried in Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County, Texas.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18809 years of ageMarshall, Harrison County, Texas1

Citations

  1. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 5 of 24 ), entry for James Turner, 1880, Marshall, Harrison, Texas; citing roll 1309, page 341A, family 50, accessed 24 Mar 2021.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 11 Apr 2021, memorial page for Shirley Turner (1871-1881) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Bill T. Whitis, maintained by Bill T. Whitis; citing Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County, Texas.

Sidney William Turner1

M, #23793, b. 5 May 1908, d. 11 August 1982
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherEdward Ralph Turner1 b. 19 Aug 1863, d. 27 Mar 1944
MotherAgnes Augusta Caruthers1 b. 16 Mar 1871, d. 11 Nov 1957

Family 1

Bertha Alice Fish b. 17 Oct 1911, d. 18 Jun 1983

Family 2

Almerine Gladys Clifton b. 18 Jan 1916, d. 24 Apr 1973

Family 3

Ruth Marie Shipman b. 26 Aug 1924, d. 24 Sep 2004
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     Sidney William Turner was born on 5 May 1908, son of Edward Ralph Turner and Agnes Augusta Caruthers, in Texas.1

     Sidney married Bertha Alice Fish circa 1929. I have been unable to find a marriage record for them as of 28 Jun 2021. I did find a William Turner marrying a Dorothy Fish on 15 Jun 1929 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts which absolutely cannot be the right couple.1

     Sidney, 25, married Almerine Gladys Clifton, 18, on 14 April 1934 in Hood County, Texas.1,2

     Sidney William Turner, 52, married Ruth Marie Shipman, 36, on 15 April 1961 in Clark County, Nevada.1,3

     Sidney William Turner witnessed the marriage of Irvin B. Richards and Ruby G. Deen on 8 May 1962 at Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona.4

     Sidney William Turner died on 11 August 1982 at age 74 in Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas,1 and was buried in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Amarillo, Randall County, Texas.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
193022 years of ageLong Beach, Los Angeles County, California5
Oil Field Laborer5
194033 years of age and reports the last residence was in Cass County, Texas. His children: Jimmie L., son, age 5; Jerry V., son, age 2; and, Margaret Joy, age 1Holtville, Imperial County, California6
Farming Field Foreman6

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 7 Sep 2016, memorial page for Sidney William Turner (1908-1982) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Jim and Joy, maintained by Jim and Joy; citing Memory Gardens Cemetery, Amarillo, Randall County, Texas.
  2. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1H-4Y4T, entry for Sid Turner and Almerine Clifton, 14 Apr 1934, Marriage; citing Hood, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,548,882, accessed 2 Jan 2017).
  3. [S5599] "Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005," Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VVJT-YMT, entry for Ruth Jones and Sidney Turner, 15 Apr 1961; from "Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing , Nevada, United States, County Book , p. F15, archive film number , Nevada State Health Division, Carson City, and Clark County Marriage Bureau, Las Vegas, accessed 2 Jan 2017).
  4. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 26 Jun 2021, entry for Irvin B. Richards and Ruby Dean, The Yuma Daily Sun (Yuma, Arizona), 15 Apr 1962, page 4, image 4 of 24. I have no explanation for the newspaper item dated 15 Apr 1962 and the date in the story of 8 May. Perhaps 8 Apr was intended.
  5. [S5533] "United States Census, 1930," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJ5-FK9 ), entry for Sidney W Turner, 1930, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1142, sheet 2B, line 65, family 61, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 130; FHL microfilm 2,339,865, accessed 2 Jan 2017.
  6. [S3273] "1940 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9QT-QXF ): accessed 2 Jan 2017), Sidney W Turner, 1940, Holtville, Judicial Township 5, Imperial, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 13-42, sheet 16B, line 74, family 349, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 210.

Silas B. Turner1

M, #18756, b. 9 March 1835, d. 18 April 1921
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherLorenzo D. Turner2 b. c 1809, d. b 14 Jun 1880
MotherMary C. Hamblett2 b. c 1808
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box) (#1)
Descendant Chart (Box) (#2)

Family

Adelia Ann Graves b. 18 Sep 1848, d. 26 May 1916
Children
Last Edited30 Jun 2021
     Silas B. Turner was born on 9 March 1835, son of Lorenzo D. Turner and Mary C. Hamblett, in Nelson County, Virginia.2,3

     In 1862, Silas registered for the draft in the Ninth Congressional District, Fifth Sub District in Lincoln County, Missouri at the age of 27 and was unmarried.4

     Silas married Adelia Ann Graves circa 1867. I absolutely cannot find a marriage record anywhere on Ancestry or FamilySearch as of 29 Jun 2021.5,6

     At the time of his death, he was a widowed, retired farmer.2

     Silas B. Turner died of acute peritonitis caused by some kind of bladder ailment on 18 April 1921 at age 86 in Pike County, Missouri,2 and was buried on 20 April 1921 in Taylor Cemetery, Pike County, Missouri.2,7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185015 years of ageCuivre Township, Pike County, Missouri1
Farmer1
186023 years of age and living in his father's householdUnion Township, Lincoln County, Missouri8
Farmer8
186024 years of ageUnion Township, Lincoln County, Missouri9
Farmer with personal property worth $1759
Farmer with real estate valued at $800 and personal property worth $60010
187035 years of ageWaverly Township, Lincoln County, Missouri10
188045 years of age. Also living within his household was Peter White, age 18, hired to work on farmSnow Hill, Lincoln County, Missouri11
Farmer11
190065 years of age and married thirty-three yearsHurricane Township, Lincoln County, Missouri12
Farmer12

Citations

  1. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 9 Sep 2020, entry for Lorenzo D Turner, 1850, Cuivre, Pike, Missouri; citing roll 409, page 173A, family 168, image 16 of 40; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  2. [S6114] "Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1969," index and images, Missouri Digital Heritage ( https://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/https://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1921/1921_00011591.PDF : accessed 16 Sep 2020), Silas B. Turner, 1921, Pike County, Missouri, Stamped File No. 10230.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Jun 2021, memorial page for Silas B Turner (1835-1921) at memorial page... Maintained by Tracy Turner; citing Taylor Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri. Provides county of birth.
  4. [S6094] "U. S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (https://www.ancestry.com/), accessed 29 Jun 2021, entry for Silas B Turner, line 15, No. 1519, Missouri, image 422 of 480.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Adelia Ann Graves Turner (1848-1916) at memorial page....
  6. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 29 Jun 2021), Silas B. Turner, 1900, Hurricane, Lincoln, Missouri; citing page 3, family 57, FHL microfilm 1,240,871. Says they had been married for 33 years in 1900.
  7. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Silas B Turner (1835-1921) at memorial page....
  8. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHZC-28G ), entry for Lorenzo D. Turner, 1860, Union, Lincoln, Missouri; citing page 198, household 1377, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 803,629, accessed 14 Mar 2021.
  9. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 22 Sep 2020), L D Turner, 1860, Union, Lincoln, Missouri; citing page 501, family 1406, FHL Microfilm 803,629.
  10. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 Jun 2021, entry for Silas B. Turner, 1870, Waverly, Lincoln, Missouri; citing roll M593_788, page 194B, family 44, image 6 of 34; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  11. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 10 of 19 ), entry for Silas B. Turner, 1880, Snow Hill, Lincoln, Missouri; citing roll 699, page 208B, family 79, accessed 29 Jun 2021.
  12. [S5786] "1900 US Census," Silas B. Turner, 1900, Hurricane, Lincoln, Missouri; citing page 3, family 57, FHL microfilm 1,240,871, accessed 29 Jun 2021 at ( Provo, Utahimage 5 of 28 ).
  13. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for William H Turner (1880-1885) at memorial page....
  14. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Jessie B Turner (1886-1894) at memorial page.... I cannot determine the gender of this child. I suspect it was a daughter given the spelling of the first name.
  15. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for George Turner (1889-1895) at memorial page....

Silas Buford Turner1

M, #26784, b. 10 May 1874, d. 21 October 1960
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam M. Turner1 b. 3 Sep 1851, d. 2 Jan 1917
MotherArtimesia M. Watts1 b. 9 Jul 1851, d. 26 Jan 1920
Last Edited20 Jul 2021
     Silas Buford Turner was born on 10 May 1874, son of William M. Turner and Artimesia M. Watts, in Mason County, Texas.1

     He married Emma Lou (--?-) (1879-1951.)2

     He was a retired, widowed rancher prior to his death.1

     Silas Buford Turner died on 21 October 1960 at age 86 in Edwards County Memorial Hospital, Rocksprings, Edwards County, Texas,1 and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Katemcy, Mason County, Texas.2

Citations

  1. [S6009] "Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 20 Jul 2021, entry for Silas Buford Turner, 21 Oct 1960, Rocksprings, Edwards County, State File No. 58947, image 1 of 4; citing original data from the Texas State Board of Health.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 20 Jul 2021, memorial page for Silas Buford Turner (1874-1960) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by |K, maintained by Rhoda Garrett Schmidt; citing |Bethel Cemetery, Kantemcy, Mason County, Texas.

Sophia Turner1

F, #11773, b. circa 1835
RelationshipGreat-grandniece of Terisha Turner
FatherNathaniel H. Turner1 b. bt 1801 - 1810, d. 19 Jun 1837
MotherElizabeth P. Woodroof1 b. c 1810, d. b 1855
Last Edited29 Jun 2021
     Sophia Turner was born circa 1835, daughter of Nathaniel H. Turner and Elizabeth P. Woodroof, in Virginia.1,2

     On 4 December 1851, the minors (Sophia Turner, Virginia Turner and William Turner) of Nathan Turner decd., late of Virginia, under the age of 14 came to Court to select their Guardian, John F. Turner, their uncle. A bond of $12,000 was set with Stephen B. Turner, Benjamin Jacobs and Henry H. Wisdom as security in Pike County, Missouri.1

     Sophia married Thomas Buchanon on 16 April 1856 at the home of John Turner in Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri.3

     I have had no luck finding them in the census anywhere from 1860-1880 as of 30 Nov 2020.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185015 years of ageLouisiana, Pike County, Missouri2

Citations

  1. [S6269] "Missouri Probate Records, 1750-1998: Pike, 1851-1859, vol. A-B," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah), entry for John F. Turner, Guardian, 4
    Dec 1851; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LM-HLNT?i=67&wc=QZ9D-7JW%3A1328677201%2C1328689902&cc=2399107 : image 68 of 695, accessed 4 Sep 2020.
  2. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 6 Dec 2020, entry for William H Knight, 1850, Louisiana, Pike, Missouri; citing roll 409, page 190a, family 394, image 10 of 21; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  3. [S5085] "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch.org: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WPMK-153Z, entry for Thomas Buchanon and Sophia Turner, 16 Apr 1856, Louisiana, Pike County. No. 511, accessed 30 Nov 2020).

Sophia Cannon Turner1

F, #947
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherGeorge W. Turner2 b. bt 1820 - 1821, d. b 7 Aug 1870
MotherElizabeth Susan Rives b. 2 May 1825, d. 18 May 1907
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     I could not find Sophia Cannon on any census, marriage, or death record on FamilySearch or Ancestry.com as of 20 Dec 2020.

     She died young.1

Citations

  1. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 12 . 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. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), page 168.

Sophia Cliffe Turner1

F, #23719, b. 20 March 1898, d. 22 October 1975
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherEddy Lee Turner1 b. 20 Apr 1870, d. 13 Feb 1940
MotherMaria W. Northington1 b. Sep 1875, d. 1951

Family

Harper E. Titsworth b. 27 May 1895, d. 13 Apr 1983
Last Edited29 Apr 2021
     Sophia Cliffe Turner was born on 20 March 1898, daughter of Eddy Lee Turner and Maria W. Northington, in Kentucky.1

     Sophia, 16, married Harper E. Titsworth, 19, on 25 November 1914 in Ballard County, Kentucky.2

     Sophia Cliffe Titsworth died on 22 October 1975 at age 771 and was buried in Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery, La Center, Ballard County, Kentucky.1

     Robert Edward Turner's obituary states he was a retired construction worker and the son of Eddie Lee Turner and Maria Northington Turner. He was survived by his wife, Modelle W. Turner, a daughter, Mrs. Shearin T. Hopkins, Wickliffe; three sons, Robert E. turner II, South Glastonbury, Conn; John Stephen Turner, La Center; and Thomas Early Turner, Kevil; as well as two sisters, Mrs. Martha T. Lamb, Greenwood, Miss; and Mrs. Lucy Tom Arkins, La Center. He was a member of the Wickliffe United Methodist Church, the Grand Lodge of Kentucky, the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Start and Paducah Local of the Ironworkers Union.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1900as 2 years of age and, on the day of the census, at the home of her grandfatherBlandville, Ballard County, Kentucky4
1920as Clif and 21 years of ageNeedmore, Ballard County, Kentucky5
1940as Cliff and 42 years of ageDistrict 1, Ballard County, Kentucky6

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 4 Sep 2016, memorial page for Sophia Cliffe Turner Titsworth (1898-1975) at memorial page... Maintained by Joyce Petty Adams; citing Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery, La Center, Ballard County, Kentucky.
  2. [S6343] "Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 Apr 2021, entry for Harper Fitsworth and Cliffe Turner, 25 Nov 1914, Ballard County 1912-1920, page 36, FHL microfilm 1,760,405, image 208 of 664. I have corrected his surname's transcription error to Titsworth at Ancestry.com.
  3. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 Apr 2021, entry for Robert Turner, The Paducah Sun (Paducah, Kentucky), 19 Sep 1982, page 10, image 10 of 76.
  4. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9WZ-S48 ): accessed 4 Sep 2016), T H Turner household, 1900, Magisterial District 4, Blandville, Blandville village, Ballard, Kentucky, United States; citing ED 3, sheet 14A, family 252, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,507.
  5. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH28-8XP: accessed 21 Nov 2016), Harper Titsworth, Needmore, 1920, Ballard, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 2, sheet 7A, line 32, family 140, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 557; FHL microfilm 1,820,557.
  6. [S3273] "1940 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K755-D2Q ): accessed 21 Nov 2016), Harper Titsworth, 1940, Magisterial District 1, Ballard, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 4-1, sheet 7B, line 52, family 135, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1277.

Stephen Turner1

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

Family

Martha Wright b. c 1780, d. 7 Aug 1845
Children
Last Edited18 Jan 2022
     Stephen Turner was born on 18 June 1777, son of Stephen Turner and Susannah Hamner.1

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

     Stephen and Martha Wright obtained a marriage bond on 11 March 1801 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, with Austen Wright, father of the bride, as security.3,4

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

     On 17 February 1810, Stephen Turner, brother of the groom, was bondsman for the marriage bond of Henley Turner and Elizabeth Duke at Warren County, North Carolina.6,7

     On 24 February 1812, Stephen gave evidence that "Robert Wright, Jr. of Mecklenburg County, Virginia was entitled to a certain Negro by his intermarriage with Rebecca Turner, now Rebecca Wright," who was Stephen's sister.8,9

     On 24 June 1819,
Will of Hannah Davis


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

          Hannah Davis

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


     Hannah Turner Davis, widow of Peter Davis, d.1804, was the sister of Gov. James Turner. It is believed, based on DNA, that James Turner is related in some way to Terisha Turner which might explain why Stephen and Henley Turner, Terisha's sons, would witness her will.10,11

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

C. Drake CWCC.10

     "Rev. Stephen Turner belonged to the North Carolina and Virginia Conference. He was born in Warren County, North Carolina, and died about the year 1841. This year the Conference was held at Apple's church in Guilford county, North Carolina, and a record is made of his having died. In his early ministry he was associated doubtless with Thomas Reeves, James Warren, and James O'Kelly, the founder of the Church [Christian, not Methodist]. The first record we have of his attending a Conference of General Meeting is that at Kedar [which was later known as Mt. Auburn] in Warren county, North Carolina, in 1833. But it is quite certain also that he was at one or both of the General Meetings at Raleigh in 1807 and 1808. He attended the General Meeting at New Providence in 1834, but was not reported as having a charge or stationed on a circuit. He likewise attended the Conference at New Providence in 1837; and, in 1840, he was present at the Conference at Union meeting house, in Orange (now Alamance) county. This was the last Conference that he ever attended."12

     Later on in this book, a reference is made "to Madison, as a boy of about 10, having met Rev. Stephen Turner in 1830. . .13 "

     Between 1827 and 1839, Stephen performed six marriages in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.14

     On 21 October 1829, he is named in his brother, Hen(d)ley's will.15

     In October 1833, could this be the Majr. Stephen Turner who purchased one item at Bullock Store at Warren County, North Carolina.16

     "Charles Granderson Turner moved to a house across the creek from his father's plantation. The house was still occupied in 1931."17

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

     One notes that he does not mention his daughters, Rebecca and Jane, or their husbands in his will, but he could have devised property to them at some earlier date.18

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

Will of Stephen Turner

     "I Stephen Turner of the county of Warren and State of North Carolina being conscious of the uncertainty of life and now of Sound mind do make this my last will and Testament in manner aforesd following VIZ 1st after paying my just debts I lend to my beloved [inserted above line: wife] Martha during her natural life, all the property of which I die possessed with the exception of my Waggon which I give to my son Chs. G. Turner -
     2nd I give & bequeath to my said son Charles G. Turner and his heirs forever the Tract of Land on which I now live and bounded as follows Viz: Beginning at my corner in Benjm Norwoods line and running down the little branch to the path at the ford thence Southeast along the path to said Charles G. Turner's land then North along said Turners [?] to the farther corner of sd lot thence East to Aaron Pitchfords corner.
     3rd At the death of my wife I give & bequeath to my daughter Susan Fowler a negro girl by name Ann and all the property of every description which I have given to my several children and of which they are now in possession, I give & bequeath to them individually.
     4th I have lent my son in law Edwin F. Fowler five hundred Dollars for which I require no Interest but of said Sum I wish Fifty Dollars paid to my son in Law Wm Read, and fifty dollars more I give to said Fowler, and should the aforementioned Negro Ann given to my daughter, Susan Fowler, die or from any cause become valueless, then & in that case I give to the said Edwin F. Fowler the remaining four hundred dollars in his hand.
     5th I give & bequeath to my daughter Harriett a certain parcel of Land, a part of the tract on which I now reside, containing fifty acres be the same more or less and bounded as follows. viz beginning on Aaron Pitchfords line and running by the [?] of the woods across Dick's branch to Vining Harris line. I also give her young Mary, a bed & furniture, [?] 2 cows & calves, two little Steers and a sow and pigs. I also give her at the death of my wife the land on which I reside not otherwise devised.
     6th In the event of my wife's death I wish all my estate equally divided between my several children and at no time whatever I wish a Sale of my effects to take place or an Inventory given.
     7 I do hereby appoint my son Charles G. Turner and my friend George Jefferson Executors of this my last will & testament. In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and affixed my seal this 31st day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred & forty one
     Signed & Sealed in presence of                 Stephen Turner (Seal)
                Jones Mabry
               S. H. Turner.19"

     On 31 May 1841, Stephen Henley Turner witnessed the will of Stephen Turner in Warren County, North Carolina.19

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

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

His estate was probated in August 1841 at Warren County, North Carolina.
State of North Carolina Warren County
Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions August Term 1841
     The last Will & testament of Stephen Turner decd, was [?] in open Court for probate, and was proven in due form of Law by Jones Mabry, Stephen H. Turner subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Whereupon Charles G. Turner one of the Excr. therein named qualified according to Law.
      Teste            M. J. Montgomery CLK
Warren County, North Carolina.20,21

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

     Grady Turner writes the following: "The Stephen Turner Plantation was located in Warrenton, North Carolina. It was a large two-story house with a fireplace in each room and hand-hewn mantles. Across the creek was the house where Charles Granderson Turner moved when he married and where Dad was born."17

     He was reburied in Mount Auburn Christian Church Cemetery, Manson, Warren County, North Carolina, circa 1947 when his remains were removed to this cemetery after Kerr Lake was built. His original grave was marked #4, Cemetery 87.22 Other remains of people associated with him disinterred from Cemetery #87 were those of William W. Burroughs, Martha Revis Turner, and Harriett Hamner Turner.

     [Note: Vance County was formed out of Franklin, Granville and Warren Counties in 1881.]23

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
August 1811in Capt. Green's District along with the names of his brothers, Terisha and Henry TurnerWarren County, North Carolina24
August 1812in Capt. Turner's District with 219 1/4 acres in the this term of CourtWarren County, North Carolina25
1813on Capt. Turner's ListWarren County, North Carolina26
1814Nutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1790as one of the three free white males under 16Warren County, North Carolina27
1800as one of the three free white males between 16 and 25 enumerated within his mother's householdWarren County, North Carolina28
1810with a household consistinig of: one free white male between 26 and 44; three free white females under 10; and, one free white female between age 26 and 44 (presumably his wife) with eight slaves reportedWarren County, North Carolina29
1820with one free white male under 10; one free white male between 26 and 45 (presumably himself); two free white females under 10; two free white females between 10 and 16; two free white females between 16 and 26; and, one free white female between 26 and 45Warren County, North Carolina30
1830with one free white male between 10 and 15; one free white male between 50 and 60 (himself); one free white female between 50 and 10; two free white females between 10 and 15; and, one free white female between 40 and 50 years of age. His slaves consisted of: four males under 10; two males between 10 and 24; two males between 24 and 36; one male between 36 and 55; and one male between 55 and 100; one female under 10; two females between 10 and 24; one female between 36 and 55; and two females between 55 and 100 years of age - a total of sixteenNutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina31
1840with one free white male between 10 and 15; one free white male between 60 and 70 (himself); two free white females between 5 and 10; one free white female between 20 and 30; and one free white female between 60 and 70 years of age. His slaves consisted of one male under 10; two males between 10 and 24; two males between 24 and 36; one male between 36 and 55; one male between 55 and 100; one female under 10; two females between 10 and 24; one female between 36 and 55; and two females between 55 and 100 years of age - a total of nineteen of whom 13 were employed in agricultureWarren County, North Carolina32

Citations

  1. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009.
  2. [S1685] Warren County, North Carolina Record of Wills, Accounts, Inventories, and Settlements, vols. 10-13, 1798-1807, FHL Film 0,531,532, microreproduction of manuscript and typescript filmed by North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Stephen Turner will, Volume 10, pages 193-198.
  3. [S423] Vogt, John and Kethley, T. William. Mecklenburg County Marriages - 1765-1853 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Co., 1989), page 138; Marriage Bond No. 11. Virginia Historic Marriage Register.
  4. [S570] Nottingham, Stratton. The Marriage License Bonds of Mecklenburg County, Virginia 1765-1810 (Onancock, Virginia: s.n., c1928), page 52, viewed online on 20 Nov 2020 . Now online.
  5. [S548] Susannah Hamner Turner Bible, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, the original has been digitized and is available at the NC Archives Digital Repository at http://digitalstatelibnc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p15012coll1&CISOPTR=3054&REC=4
  6. [S413] Holcomb, Brent Howard. Marriages of Bute and Warren Counties, North Carolina 1764-1868 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., c1991), page 168; citing, Record # 01 254, Bond # 000163118.
  7. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Grooms, page 00074.
  8. [S2205] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates: Warren County, North Carolina 1805-1833, II (Raleigh: D. B. G., 1989), page 17; citing County Court Minutes, August, 1807 - May, 1812, page 247.
  9. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," typed manuscript, Wright, Lucius F., analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, received via email 17 Mar 2011, page 9, citing Warren County, North Carolina Court Order Book, page 270, as cited by Ginger Christmas-Beattie and Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, VII (1810-1813), (Forest Grove, OR: Ancestral Tracks, 2001), page 76.
  10. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), page 30; citing Will Book 29, page 63.
  11. [S5955] "Will of Hannah (Turner) Davis - 1826", transcribed by Deloris Williams, online at http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncwarren/wills/wills-indv/war-wills7.htm#davis-h , accessed 12 Aug 2019.
  12. [S2172] Kernodle M.A., Peter Jefferson. Lives of Christian Ministers: Over Two Hundred Memoirs (Richmond: The Central Publishing Co., 1909), page 76, I am indebted to Sandy Bolick for pointing me this book in an email dated 11 Sep 2009.
  13. [S2172] Kernodle M.A.. Lives of Christian Ministers, page 272.
  14. [S423] Vogt and Kethley, Mecklenburg Co VA Marr - 1765-1853, page 302.
  15. [S88] Gammon. Will Absts. of Warren Co., NC 1779-1844, I, pages 112-113; citing Will Book 32, page 293.
  16. [S251] Luke, Joy Turner, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (Sperryville, Virginia) to Toby Turner, from her research notes mailed Aug 2011.
  17. [S800] Letter from Turner, Grady (Dallas, Texas) to Ann Turner Cook, 4 Jul 1969; Library of Toby Turner (Houston, Harris County, Texas).
  18. [S88] Gammon. Will Absts. of Warren Co., NC 1779-1844, I, pages 114, 115; citing Will Book 37, page 532 (images 317, 318 on FamilySearch).
  19. [S3177] "North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970, " images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-LGHG-9N9D?mode=g&i=316&wc=32GS-K66%3A170078601%2C170856301&cc=1867501 ), Stephen Turner, 1841, citing Warren County Wills, 1838-1841, vol. 37, image 317 of 346 (page 531): accessed 1 Feb 2012.
  20. [S262] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates, Warren County, North Carolina, 1833-1851, III (Raleigh: D.B.G., c1988), page 25; citing County Court Minutes 1840-1843.
  21. [S3177] "NC Probate Recds., 1735-1970," FamilySearch, Stephen Turner, 1841, citing Warren County Wills, 1838-1841, vol. 37, image 318 of 346 (page 532), at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-LGHG-9N9D?mode=g&i=316&wc=32GS-K66%3A170078601%2C170856301&cc=1867501, accessed 1 Feb 2012.
  22. [S251] Luke. Email, dated 10 Apr 1999.
  23. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 21 Feb 2011, memorial page for Stephen Turner (1777-1841), gives the town as Manson and the county as Warren, rather than Vance, as Joy Luke states at memorial page... Maintained by Louise (Homan) Keiser; citing Mount Auburn Christian Church, Manson, Warren County, North Carolina.
  24. [S977] Kerr, Mary Hinton, abstractor. Warren County, North Carolina Records, Volume III, Abstracts of Will Books, 1779-1814 (Warrenton: M.H. Kerr, 1969), Stephen Turner entry, page 199.
  25. [S1686] Warren County, North Carolina Record of Wills, Accounts, Inventories and Settlements, vols. 14-18, 1807-1816, FHL Film 0,531,533, microreproduction of manuscript and typescript filmed by the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, page 218; Stephen Turner entry, vol. ?, page 117.
  26. [S1686] Warren Co., NC Wills, Invs. & Settlemnts., vols. 14-18, FHL Film 0,531,533, page 230; Stephen Turner entry, page 317.
  27. [S5519] "United States Census, 1790," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKB-KBV ): accessed re-accessed 7 Aug 2019, Stephen Turner, Warren, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 82, column 2, line 23, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 568,147.
  28. [S58] "1800 U. S. Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 32, page 834, line 4, Susanna Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M32. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  29. [S688] "1810 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 42, page 325, line 43, Stephen Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M252. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  30. [S59] "1820 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 82, page 433, line 5, Stephen Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M33. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015. Their 1820 census image quality was superior to those available on ancestry.com.
  31. [S683] "1830 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 125, page 579, images 7 and 8, line 2, Stephen Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M19. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  32. [S1026] "1840 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 372, page 31, images 20 and 21, line 7, Stephen Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M704. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  33. [S88] Gammon. Will Absts. of Warren Co., NC 1779-1844, I, pages 114, 115; citing Will Book 37, page 532.
  34. [S2172] Kernodle M.A.. Lives of Christian Ministers, page 324.
  35. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 10 . This book is not as well documented as one would like, however, it displays more research effort than one usually finds in books of this period on family genealogy.

Stephen Turner1

M, #297, b. circa 1768, d. before 19 January 1795
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner2 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner b. c 1753, d. b 25 Jun 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited27 Aug 2021
     Stephen Turner was born circa 1768 in Virginia Colony because he is first listed as being 21 years of age in 1789.3

     On 5 May 1790, James Turner, of Amherst County, conveyed land to Saml. Hamner, of Albemarle County, for 6 shillings in a Deed of Trust with Wm. Harris, Jno. Dawson, and Jos. Shelton, of Amherst County. Hamner is bound with Turner on a bond to Wm. Duval and assigned to Buchanan and Patterson. Suit filed and judgment was appealed and others named above became bound with them. Sixteen slaves named; stock, furniture, etc. Witnesses were Joseph Burrus, P. Gooch, Stephen Turner, Jas. Turner, Jr in Amherst County, Virginia.4,5

     Stephen Turner died before 19 January 1795 in Amherst County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.6,7

     On 19 January 1795, an Administrator's Bond was issued to James Turner, Jr. and Joseph Roberts, for the administration of the estate of Stephen Turner Jr. James Turner Jr was to prepare an inventory and administer the estate. If any last will and testament was made by the deceased the same must be proved in court and the executors obtain a certificate of probate at Amherst County, Virginia.7

     On 13 March 1795, an Administrator's Account was filed showing a balance due to the estate of 60.14.2 at Amherst County, Virginia.8

     On 19 October 1795, Jas. Turner, Jr., of Amherst County, administrator of Stephen Turner, dec'd, of Amherst gave a Power of Attorney "to my true friend, Jno. Turner, of Amherst County (I don't know if this reference is to his brother or another John Turner), to sell Kentucky land of Stephen Turner."9

     On 19 October 1795, James Turner, Jr., of Amherst County, administrator of Stephen Turner, dec'd, of Amherst, gave a Power of Attorney "to my true friend, Jno. Turner, of Amherst County, to sell Kentucky land of Stephen Turner" at Amherst County, Virginia.10

     On 31 October 1795, an additional appraisal was made by Joseph Smith, Ben Paine, Zach Fowler for one horse, rifle and saddle, totaling £25-2-0 at Amherst County, Virginia.8

     Stephen Turner's estate was inventoried on 13 Mar 1795 and recorded on 15 February 1796 in Amherst County, Virginia, with a balance of £60.14.2 due the estate on 25 Jan 1796 as approved by John Diggs, Wiliam Harris and Joseph Shelton.8

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
13 March 1787on Personal Property List "A" as being between 16 and 21 years of age living with his fatherAmherst County, Virginia11
20 March 1789on Personal Property List "A" as being 21 years of age listed for the first time with his father, JamesAmherst County, Virginia3
27 March 1790as being 21 years of age or older where he's listed with his father, JamesAmherst County, Virginia12

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, James Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 223. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCYK?i=464&cat=279608
  2. [S6307] "Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 4, 1801-1810," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for James Turner, 1806, page 223, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCYK?i=464&cat=279608, accessed 30 Oct 2020.
  3. [S2268] Turner Surname entries. Amherst County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Records, 1782-1803, on the alphabetical and date-ordered tax original tax record for 1789; Microfilm roll 19, filmed by the Virginia State Library in 1986; Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  4. [S2293] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia Deed Book F (Amherst: B. F. Davis), page 47; citing page 508.
  5. [S290] Leckey, Howard L., Genealogical Records of Blackledge, Burson, Carter Families, FHL Film 0,858,784, #5.
  6. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 4, says death was in 1794 . This book is not as well documented as one would like, however, it displays more research effort than one usually finds in books of this period on family genealogy.
  7. [S6306] "Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 3, 1786-1800," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Stephen Turner Jr, 1795, page 279-280 (old numbering) or 330-331, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCDT?i=194&cat=279608, accessed 30 Oct 2020.
  8. [S6306] "Amherst Co., VA Will Bk. 3, 1786-1800," FamilySearch, Stephen Turner Jr, 1795, page 376, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCD7?i=218&cat=279608, accessed 30 Oct 2020.
  9. [S6482] "Amherst County, Virginia, Deed Book G, 1791-1796," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for James Turner Jr Power of Attorney, 19 Oct 1795, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-Q9WN-N?i=645&cat=282807, accessed 4 Mar 2021).
  10. [S6482] "VA Amherst Co Deed Bk G, 1791-1795," FamilySearch, James Turner Jr, Power of Attorney, 19 Oct 1795, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-Q9WN-N?i=645&cat=282807, accessed 4 Mar 2021.
  11. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, on the alphabetical and date-ordered tax original tax record for 1787.
  12. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, on the alphabetical and date-ordered tax original tax record for 1790.

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 Edited7 Feb 2022
     
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, uses 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." Amherst County was formed from part of southwestern Albemarle County in 1761.

     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 She seems unaware that Albemarle County, formed in 1744, was partitioned in 1761 forming both Buckingham and Amherst Counties.

     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, due probably to lack of relevant records, 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 different man, a soldier, whose name was Reuben Turner and whose name can be found with a different company in these Archives. Reuben left documentary evidence of his life in a different area of North Carolina.

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 documentary 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.3 Later, Mrs. Wulfeck used Rev. Woods as a source, but at least footnoted her work.4 The first reference combining Stephen and Reuben appears to be on an application to the Sons of the American Revolution7 which I believe Mrs. Turner found8, although she does not cite her source. 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. 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.9

     Stephen married Susannah Hamner, daughter of William Hamner and Elizabeth Henley, on 9 October 1764.10,11,2

     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.5

     On 7 May 1765, Terisha Turner 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

     To see my analysis of tax data proving when Stephen and his son Terisha were in North Carolina, please click on the link below "When Did Stephen Turner Move into Warren County, North Carolina."

     Stephen Turner moved to Granville County, North Carolina, before May 1778 .

     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 when Stephen moved, click When Did Stephen Turner Move into Warren County, North Carolina?)

     Stephen Turner, father of the groom, father of the groom, consented to the marriage of Terisha Turner and Joannah Rives on 19 December 1785.19,20

     W, father of the bride, consented to the marriage of Mary Turner and William McGuffy Rives as Stephen Turner, the father of the bride, and Thomas Rives, father of the groom, on 5 January 1788 at Warren County, North Carolina.21

     On 7 May 1793, he is named in his father's will of this date: Item I give and Bequeath unto my Son Stephen Turner Seven hundred acres of Land being in the County of Granville the State of North Carolina, and now in possession with one negro Girl Esther which is also in his possession with her increase to him and his Heirs for ever.22,1

     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
     Iam (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 (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)
     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 (sic) 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 (sic) 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 (sic) 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
(For easier in reading, I have spaced out some of the Items.)23

(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 2019.24

     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, 1800.25,24,26

     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.27

     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.27

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1784Granville County, North Carolina28
1787in Capt. Daniels' District with 1,140 acres, one White Poll, and three Black PollsWarren County, North Carolina29
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 Carolina30
1789with 1,358 acres, one Free Poll and four Black PollsNutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina31
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 Carolina32

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 Carolina33
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 Carolina34

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, Terisha Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 34. Direct link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCHB?i=369&cat=279608
  2. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  3. [S95] Woods, Rev. Edgar. Albemarle County in Virginia (1901; reprint Bowie: Heritage Books, 1989).
  4. [S810] Wulfeck, Dorothy Ford. Marriages of Some Virginia Residents, 1607-1800, II (1967; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1986).
  5. [S95] Woods. Albemarle Co, VA, page 215.
  6. [S95] Woods. Albemarle Co, VA, page 333.
  7. [S1568] North Carolina Society of Sons of the American Revolution. Lineage Book of Past and Present Members of the North Carolina Society of Sons of the American Revolution (Raleigh: North Carolina Society of Sons of the American Revolution; Edwards & Broughton Co., 1951), page 277.
  8. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965) . 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.
  9. [S2272] Register, Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan, compiler. State Census of North Carolina 1784-1787 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1973), page 44; citing page 1, of which I have images of the original from microfilm.
  10. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009.
  11. [S810] Wulfeck, VA Marriages 1607-1800, II, page 110; citing Rev. Edgar Woods' Albemarle in Virginia, page 215, which states his name to be Reuben with no documentation. Woods' book was written in 1901 and is incorrect in its use of Reuben as a middle name, but it has been used by countless family historians. The DAR has stricken this middle name from its records.
  12. [S2307] Rackley, Timothy W., abstractor. Granville County North Carolina Deeds, 1763-1766 (Kernersville: T. W. R., 1986), page 77; citing Deed Book H, page 369 and Patent Book 11, Granville District, NC, page 376.
  13. [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 42; citing Deed Book G, page 458.
  14. [S2308] Rackley, Timothy W., abstractor. Granville County North Carolina Deeds, 1766-1772 (Kernersville: T. W. R., 1999), page 61; citing Deed Book L, page 289.
  15. [S1592] Treasurer's and Comptroller's Papers, Army Accounts "Pay Roll", Vol. C, pages 80-81; North Carolina Archives; Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, Vol. C, pages 80-81.
  16. [S1568] North Carolina Society of Sons of the American Revolution. NC SAR Lineage Book, page 278.
  17. [S925] Elliott, Katherine B.. Revolutionary War Records, Mecklenburg County, Virginia (Greenville: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1964), pages 203-205.
  18. [S1629] Anonymous. "Loyalty Oaths," The Carolina Genealogist, vol. 1, No. 5 (Fall-Winter, 1971): page 5.
  19. [S423] Vogt, John and Kethley, T. William. Mecklenburg County Marriages - 1765-1853 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Co., 1989), page 139. Virginia Historic Marriage Register.
  20. [S570] Nottingham, Stratton. The Marriage License Bonds of Mecklenburg County, Virginia 1765-1810 (Onancock, Virginia: s.n., c1928), page 52, viewed online on 20 Nov 2020 . Now online.
  21. [S423] Vogt and Kethley, Mecklenburg Co VA Marr - 1765-1853, page 283.
  22. [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.
  23. [S3177] "North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970, " images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9GHG-9CMT?mode=g&i=113&wc=32GS-N3X%3A170078601%2C170755001&cc=1867501 ), Stephen Turner, 1799; citing Warren County will, 1798-1800, vol. 10, images 111-114 of 201 (pages 193-198): accessed 3 Jan 2013.
  24. [S1685] Warren County, North Carolina Record of Wills, Accounts, Inventories, and Settlements, vols. 10-13, 1798-1807, FHL Film 0,531,532, microreproduction of manuscript and typescript filmed by North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Stephen Turner will, Volume 10, page 198.
  25. [S805] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates, Warren County, North Carolina, I (Raleigh, North Carolina: D. Gammon, c1988), page 39; citing County Court Minutes May, 1793-May, 1800.
  26. [S3177] "NC Probate Recds., 1735-1970," FamilySearch, Stephen Turner, 1799; citing Warren County Wills, 1798-1800, vol. 10, image 114 of 201 (page 198), at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9GHG-9CMT?mode=g&i=113&wc=32GS-N3X%3A170078601%2C170755001&cc=1867501, accessed 3 Jan 2013.
  27. [S1685] Warren Co., NC Wills, Invs. & Settlemnts., vols. 10-13, FHL Film 0,531,532, Stephen Turner entry, Volume 10, page 297.
  28. [S2437] Ratcliff, Clarence E., compiler, North Carolina Taxpayers: 1701-1786, 1 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1986), page 205.
  29. [S2204] Gammon, David B.. Tax Lists Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1790, I (Raleigh, North Carolina: D. B. Gammon, 1994), page 72.
  30. [S2204] Gammon. Warren Co., NC Tax Lists 1779-1790, I, page 78.
  31. [S2204] Gammon. Warren Co., NC Tax Lists 1779-1790, I, page 89.
  32. [S2204] Gammon. Warren Co., NC Tax Lists 1779-1790, I, page 99.
  33. [S2272] Register. NC State Census, 1784-1787, page 44; citing page 1, of which I have digital images of the original.
  34. [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.
  35. [S1685] Warren Co., NC Wills, Invs. & Settlemnts., vols. 10-13, FHL Film 0,531,532, Stephen Turner will, Volume 10, pages 193-198.
  36. [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.

Stephen Turner

M, #2769, b. circa 1710, d. before 12 June 1801
RelationshipBrother of Terisha Turner
Father(--?--) Turner

Family

Sarah Spencer d. b 30 Nov 1827
Children
Last Edited25 Jan 2022
     
Stephen Turner and Terisha Turner - Were they Brothers?

     As things now stand, we cannot know for certain if "Old" Terisha Turner and this Stephen Turner, who was "of St. Anne's Parish of Albemarle County, Virginia," were brothers, but it seems likely that they were.

     Stephen appears to have had land in Nelson County (572 acres called Cove Creek). There is also Henry Turner, also on Cove Creek, with 544 acres (this requires verification). It's important to remember that in 1761, Amherst County (including Nelson County), was formed from Albemarle County.1

     Stephen named a son Terisha and Old Terisha named a son Stephen. Were they brothers, cousins, or some other degree of relation? We cannot be certain, but it truly seems as thought they might have been brothers.

     My initial source for information on Stephen Turner and his descendants comes from the cited book, however I have read a number of the wills and deeds myself for independent verification. Facts not independently verified are marked as such. Because Mrs. Turner's line descends from Stephen's, I have given special weight to her analysis of this family.2

     The best one can hope is that Y-DNA analysis of one of Stephen's descendants will prove the relationship. So far, no such luck.
     Stephen Turner was born circa 1710, son of (--?--) Turner. We can assume he was born before 1729 because he had to have been 21 years of age to patent his first property in 1750. I believe him to have been the younger brother of Old Terisha.3

     On 14 May 1750, Stephen Turner's name first appears on Albemarle County deed records when he paid Samuel Spencer of the same parish and county £10 for 248 acres on the north side of the Fluvanna (James) River, adjoining Capt. Howard and patented by Spencer, 30 March 1743 in Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.4

     On 14 May 1750, Sam Spencer conveyed to Stephen Turner for £10 248 acres patented 30 Mar 1743 on the north side of the Fluvanna (river) adjoining Capt. Howard with witnesses: Jno. Petere, Edwd. Thomas; Rich. Peter in Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.5

     Stephen married Sarah Spencer, daughter of Samuel Spencer Sr., in 1757. It makes sense that Samuel Spencer was the father of Stephen Turner's wife, Sarah, based on several deeds of land given to Stephen by the elder Spencer.

     In a series of transactions, Samuel Spencer Sr. gave land to his son, Samuel Jr; a daughter, Mary Patteson, wife of Charles Patteson; and, then a month later, to Stephen Turner although no mention of Sarah is made.6,7

     On 20 September 1759, Stephen patented 185 acres in Albemarle for £1 on the north side of the Fluvanna River and on its branches, adjoining his own land and that of Col. Allen Howard and William Cabell in Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.8,9

     On 9 June 1762, he was 'of Amherst' on this date when he bought from John Howard of Goochland an additional 178 acres on the north side of the James adjoining William Cabell. The land was part of a patent of 2,380 acres originally granted to Allen Howard on 30 July 1742 in Amherst County, Virginia Colony.10

     On 6 May 1765, Samuel Spencer, Sr., Parish of Tillotson, Buckingham County, conveyed 400 acres for £10, part of a tract of land granted to Samuel Spencer by patent at Williamsburg dated 12 Jan 1746, to Stephen Turner, bounded by Wm. Mays (or Mayo) in Amherst County, Virginia Colony.11,12,13

     On 1 July 1765, Stephen gave 37 acres of that land 'for love borne them' to Charles Patterson and his wife, Mary, whom I believe I've proven to have been Samuel Spencer's daughter.

     Stephen was married twice to sisters. We know his his second wife was Samuel Spencer Sr.'s daughter Sarah, so obviously, his first was also a daughter of Samuel Spencer. His will names only the children from his second marriage, so perhaps his first wife died in childbirth.14,15

     On 4 May 1776, a deed between Nicholas Cabell and his wife Hannah conveyed to Stephen Turner, 450 acres of both sides of Ivey Creek bounded by the lines of William Howard, Stephen Turner, Edward Bowman. Stephen paid 5 shillings. Witnesses were: Samuel Farguson, Terisha Turner, Samuel Turner, and Edward Harding. Ordered delivered to Charles Irving, 29 Sep 1778.

     "Was Stephen himself related to the Cabells or Carringtons?"16

     On 16 August 1780, Stephen Turner, Terisha's father, witnessed the marriage bond of his son, Terisha, and Elizabeth Thomas at Amherst County, Virginia.17

     In 1781, Stephen's name is located just below that of Old Terisha's on the list of the Amherst County Public Service Claims for having furnished the items to the Militia in 1781.18

     On 3 August 1781, he contributed 280 lbs. of beef valued at 2-6-8 to the militia. He provided 32 lbs. of beef to the militia on their march to Camp on 13 Jul 1781; 10 dietts (?) Express from Amherst to Albemarle for arms and ammunition 11 Jun 1781 valued at 0-10-0; 2 3/4 bushels of corn 3 Aug, 1781 for the militia valued at 0-9-0; 2 1/2 bushels of corn on 31 Jul 1781 for the Militia valued at 0-7-19; 3 dietts, 1 peck of corn, 6 sheaves of oats on 13 Jul 1781 for Boyer's Brigade, valued at 0-4-6.19

     Virginia Publick Claims shows: 200 lbs. beef Augusta Militia £2-6; 32 diets militia on their march to camp July Jas. Harrison £1-12; 10 diets express from Amherst to Albemarle for arms & ammunition June 10s; 2 3/4 bu corn meal August militia 9s; 2 1/2 bu corn meal July militia 7s-10. 3 diets, 1 peck corn 6 sheaves oats July Boyers Brigade 4s-6.20 21

(I think it likely that this amount of property would have belonged to Old Terisha's probable brother, Stephen Turner, rather than to his son of the same name. To see my analysis of the Stephen Turners living in Amherst County, please click The Stephen Turners in Amherst County, Virginia)

     In May 1783, assigned to Jno. Loving, Jr. (the) Sum of £2-2-7 with interest from 27 July 1780.22

     On 24 September 1794, Stephen bought 270 acres on both sides of Rockfish river for £150 from Old Terisha's son, James Turner and his wife, Rebecca, in Amherst County, Virginia. 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.23

     Stephen Turner consented to the marriage of John Stevens and Sarah Turner on 18 September 1797 Stephen Turner, father of the bride.24,25

     On 8 December 1797, Stephen conveyed to his son, Samuel, "for love and support of Samuel, 400 acres on Tye, originally conveyed to Stephen by Jno. Ware and his wife, Elizabeth on 6 Apr 1789 bounded by Col. Hugh Rose, dec'd; Col. William Cabell, Jr; Shelton; William Spencer; Jos. Dillard, dec'd. in Amherst County, Virginia. Witnesses were Robert Rives; James Murphy; Willis Wills; and Clo. Shelton.26

     On 18 November 1798, Stephen Turner, Nancy's father, witnessed the marriage bond of his daughter, Nancy, and John Tindall at Amherst County, Virginia. He seems quite elderly to be doing this, but the bond states he is her father, not brother.27

     Stephen Turner left a will dated on 29 April 1799 in Amherst County, Virginia. Stephen Turner gives his wife, Sarah, where I live - - given to me by Saml. Spencer and patent to him - - less than 300 acres. He names son Francis W. L. (S); son, Terisha, my six sons: Saml., Terisha, Jno., Jas, Fleming and Francis W. L. (S) Turner. Terisha gets where he lives - - NN side of Tye to Cabell's line and slaves, Jack, Fill, Harry and Will John. 400 acres bought of Blakey, to Jas. Turner - - Seven Creek; 400 and 300 acres on both sides of Piney held by Hay to Fleming; 382.2 bought of Bates; Daughter, Mary Truitt, daughter, Eliz. Stephens; daughter Sally Stephens; daughter Nancy Tindall.

     His will was witnessed by Robert Rives, Chas. Yancey, Jos. Turner, Jesse Higginbotham, Jno. Johnson.

     To quote from the last paragraph of his will: 'Whereas doubts have arisen relative to the legitimacy of my Children herein Named from my having intermarried with my Present Wife, who was a Sister of my first wife, now Dec'd. I think Proper here to observe that I (k)now recognize every Heir of the Body of the Woman with whom I now and Have for forty years lived, the Names of whom are all inserted in this my Will and Called my Sons and Daughters. It is my Will and desire 'that they should receive the respective portions which I have devised to them As the Heirs of my body it being only that which I have acquired from an honest and frugal Industry.' "(All children mentioned in his will were from the second marriage.)"

     Stephen disposed of 39 slaves by this will and referred to previous bequests to his daughters. That his 'honest and frugal industry' was considerable seems proven by the size bond required for his estate administration - an amount of £18,000.

     Executor's names were: sons Samuel, Terisha and John. Witnesses who proved the will were: Robert Rives, Jesse Higginbotham and John Johnson.28,29

     Stephen Turner died before 12 June 1801 in Amherst County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.28

     His estate was probated on 12 June 1801 in Amherst County, Virginia.28,30

     On 15 June 1801, an Administrator's Bond was posted by Jno., Terisha, and Saml, Turner qualified, June 15, 1801 on the estate of Stephen Turner in Amherst County, Virginia. Bondsmen: Jas. Murphy, Stephen Watts, Nelson Anderson, Ro. Rives.31,32

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1782on List "A" for this year (the first since the Revolution) with two White males over 21 years of age; twenty-two Blacks; forty-four head of cattle; and, seven horses, mares, colts, and/or mules. I simply do not believe this could be Stephen, son of Old Terisha, because I don't think he'd have this much personal property yet. I believe this to be the personal property account of Old Terisha's alleged brother, StephenAmherst County, Virginia33
1783on List "A" with one White male over 21 and nine White males between 16 and 21 years of age; twenty-two Blacks; forty-four head of cattle; and, seven horses, mares, colts and/or mules. Both an online source and Mrs. Turner's book err on their reportingAmherst County, Virginia34
1784on List "A" with two White males over 21; eleven White males between 16 and 21; twelve Blacks; forty head of cattle; and, five horses, mares, colts and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia35
1785on List "A" two White males over 21; no White males between 16 and 21; eleven Blacks over 16; thirteen Blacks under 16; thirty-seven head of cattle; and, six horses, mares, colts and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia36
1786on List "A" with two White males over 21; no White males between 16 and 21; ten Negroes above 16; fourteen Negroes under 16; thirty-two head of cattle; and, seven horses, mares, colts, and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia37
5 May 1787on List "A" with himself and a "son" (unfortunately unnamed) as the White males over 21; no males above 16 and under 21; eleven Negroes over 16; seventeen Blacks under 16; forty-one head of cattle; and, six horses, mares, colts and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia38
7 April 1788on List "A" as Stephen Turner and "son Samuel" who were the White males over 21; two White males between 16 and 21; ten Negroes over 16; no Negroes under 16; and, seven horses (cattle being no longer included on the tax list)Amherst County, Virginia39
20 March 1789with "sons Samuel and Stephen" were the only taxable White males; twelve slaves over 16; two slaves over 16; and, six horses, mares, colts, and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia40
5 April 1790on List "A" with "son Stephen" as the two White males over 21. There are two White males between 16 and 21; ten slaves over 16; one slave under 16; and five horses, mares, colts, and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia40
1800on James Montgomery's list with three white males over 21; five horses, fourteen tithable slaves over 16; and, two tithable slaves between 12 and 16 years of age. I believe this to be the correct Stephen Turner based on his propertyAmherst County, Virginia41

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1783with 11 White Souls and 23 BlacksAmherst County, Virginia42
1785with twelve White Souls living at his residence which consisted of one dwelling and four other buildings. Although Louise Patton Turner reports him Old Terisha's son, he obviously is not. Careful study of the personal property tax records proves the man is this particular Stephen TurnerAmherst County, Virginia43,44

Citations

  1. [S1456] Coincon, J. B.. Colonial History of Nelson County (Virginia), 1734-1807 (Amherst: Amherst Publishing Co., 196?), page 11.
  2. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), pages 21-23 . 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.
  3. [S807] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton, abstractos. Albemarle Deed Book I: which begins in 1748 (Amherst: B.F. Davis, 1970), pages 315, 316.
  4. [S807] Davis. Albemarle Co VA Deed Book I, page 103, citing Deed Book I, pages 315, 316.
  5. [S807] Davis. Albemarle Co VA Deed Book I, page 16 D, #315.
  6. [S1827] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee, compiler. Amherst County, Virginia Heritage (United States: Walsworth Publishing Co., c1997), page 238; gives her surname as Spencer and the date.
  7. [S2287] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book B (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1961), page 1; citing pages 1- 4.
  8. [S809] Nugent, Marion Nell, abstractor. Cavaliers and Pioneers - Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1749 - 1762, VI (Richmond: Virginia Genealogical Society, 1934-1999), page 258; citing Patent Book No. 33, page 655.
  9. [S3758] Stephen Turner Land Grant, 20 Sep 1759, Reels 31-32, digital image, accessed 21 Apr 2014.
  10. [S2286] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book A (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1960), page 8; original page 66.
  11. [S2287] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Deed Book B, page 1; citing page 4.
  12. [S6300] "Amherst County, Virginia Deed Book B, 1765-1769," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 28 Oct 2020), entry for Samuel Spencer Senr to Stephen Turner, pages 4, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-495K-G?i=192&cat=282807.
  13. [S6300] "Amherst Co., VA Deed Bk B, 1765-1769," FamilySearch, Samuel Spencer Senr to Charles Patteson, pages 2-3, accessed 28 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-495J-5?i=191&cat=282807. This proves that Mary was Samuel Spencer's daughter because Charles Patteson is described as Samuel's son-in-law in the deed.
  14. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 21; mistakenly believes that Mary Patteson may have been Stephen's daughter by a first marriage when a deed transaction clearly proves her as the daughter of Samuel Spencer Sr..
  15. [S6300] "Amherst Co., VA Deed Bk B, 1765-1769," FamilySearch, Stephen Turner to Charles Patteson, page 31, accessed 28 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-495N-Y?i=205&cat=282807.
  16. [S6301] "Amherst County, Virginia Deed Book D, 1773-1778," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 28 Oct 2020), entry for Nicholas and Hannah Cabell and Stephen Turner, pages 348-349, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-CN92?i=187&cat=282807.
  17. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 12 Oct 2020), entry for Terisha Turner and Elizabeth Thomas, 1780, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NCZF .
  18. [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 121; citing page 23 of Amherst County Public Service Claims.
  19. [S921] Davis. Impressed Property Claims, Amherst Co VA, page 43--IC, citing page 493.
  20. [S1561] Abercrombie, Janice L. and Slattern, Richard, compilers, Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, I (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1992), page 78, citing page 23.
  21. [S921] Davis. Impressed Property Claims, Amherst Co VA, page 121, citing page 493 in "The Lost Order Book".
  22. [S921] Davis. Impressed Property Claims, Amherst Co VA, page 43--IC, citing page 121 in Public Order Book, 1782-84.
  23. [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 42; citing page 458.
  24. [S380] Sweeny, William Montgomery. Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia 1763-1800 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1973), page 71 . I am finding errors in this compilation when viewing the original documents.
  25. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for John Stevens and Salley Turner, 1797, accessed 13 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-NCKY. Stephen Turner is only shown on the marriage register as her father. There is no mention of consent at all.
  26. [S2285] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book H (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1965), page 39, citing page 486.
  27. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for John Tindall and Nancy Turner, 1798, accessed 13 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-NZH7.
  28. [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 8.
  29. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Stephen Turner entry, Will Book 4, pages 8-10. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCCK?i=356&cat=279608
  30. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Stephen Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 10. Direct Link Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCCK?i=356&cat=279608
  31. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 370; citing Will Book 4, page 331.
  32. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Stephen Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 331. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SZMJ?i=519&cat=279608
  33. [S2268] Turner Surname entries. Amherst County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Records, 1782-1803, page 6, Line 1 on the original tax record; Microfilm roll 19, filmed by the Virginia State Library in 1986; Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  34. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 5, Line 20 of the original tax record.
  35. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 5, Line 28 of the original tax record.
  36. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 5, Line 21 of the original tax record.
  37. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 2, Line 27 on the original tax record.
  38. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, unpaginated but in alphabetical order on Line 26 under "T" on the original tax record.
  39. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, unpaginated but in alphabetical order on Line 24 under "T" on the original tax record.
  40. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, unpaginated but in alphabetical and date order under "T" on the original tax record.
  41. [S2208] Anonymous. "Amherst County 1800 Tax List," The Virginia Genealogist, vol. 5, no. 3 (July-Sept 1961): page 128.
  42. [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.
  43. [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.
  44. [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.
  45. [S1827] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee. Amherst Co., VA Heritage, page 238.
  46. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, unpaginated but in alphabetical and date order under "T" on the original tax record for 1789.
  47. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for John Stevens and Salley Turner, 1797, accessed 13 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-NCKY.
  48. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Stephen Turner entry, Will Book 4, pages 8-10. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCCK?i=356&cat=279608

Stephen Turner1

M, #2789, b. circa 1792, d. 20 July 1870
RelationshipGrandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherSamuel Turner1,2 b. b 1756, d. b 17 Aug 1829
MotherSarah Farrar Spencer2 b. bt 1766 - 1774

Family

Martha F. Watts b. c 1812
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     Stephen Turner was born circa 1792, son of Samuel Turner and Sarah Farrar Spencer, in Amherst County, Virginia.2

     On 29 July 1829, Samuel Turner's will does not mention a wife so she may have predeceased him. It names E. A. Cabell, Jr. and P. C. Cabell, as trustees for Mary D. Turner, daughter of my son, Jno (John). The division of three tracts is shown as:
          1. James River into three tracts and Tye land into three; plat on 282,204 acres;
          2. Mansion house tract on Tye; 699 acres.
          3. Luck Mt. 264 acres. Luck Mt. was not so valuable, but has compensations. James River tract shows lines of Geo. Staples, Jas. Dillard, Mundy, Chas. S. - -.
          Children and legatees: William S., Jno. R., Saml, and Nathan Turner, Jno Dillard who married Nancy Turner, Edwd. A. Cabell as trustee of Stephen Turner, Peyton Keith as guardian of Jeff. Turner; Lot 1 or upper river tract to Nathaniel Turner; middle tract drawn by Jno Dillard; lower river to Saml. Turner; mansion house by Peyton Keith as guardian of Jefff. Turner; middle mansions tract to Jno. F. Turner; Tye River to Edwd. A. Cabell as trustee of Stephen Turner; Luck Mt. drawn by Wm. S. Turner, November 9, 1829. Henry H. Watts, Jno. Dillard, St., Lindsey Coleman. Next plat of James banks about two miles below Staples; Mill and directly at upper end of Dillard's Island; joins Geo. Staples, Jas. Dillard, Chas. Mundy. Plat -- all in Amherst County except small portion of northeast corner in Nelson; both sides Tye and Camp Creeks. Joins Edwd. A. Cabell, Peyton Keith, Terisha Turner, Jno. Dillard, Mrs. Sophia Crawford. Luck Mt; head br. of Horsley and south border of Buffaloe. Joins Jno Flood, Jno. Burks, Godfrey Toler, Wm. Dempsey, Benj. Sandidge, deceased -- about 1 1/2 miles from Buffaloe Springs. Executors were William Turner and John Turner, sons, and son-in-law John Dillard. Witnesses were Jas. Powell, Peyton Keith, and Lucy R. Spencer.3,4,5

     On 29 July 1829, he is named in his father's will of this date and was underage. But, if he was underage in 1829, he had to have been born after 1808!1

     On 16 November 1829, when his father's will was probated, he inherited the 'Tye river tract' from his father under the trusteeship of Edward A. Cabell.1

     Stephen and Martha F. Watts obtained a marriage bond on 8 March 1843 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Jesse T. Wood as security and David Appling as witness.6
     The Marriage Return was received by the court in Amherst County, Virginia, on 8 March 1843.7

     I am unable to find either of them in the 1850 census as of 6 Dec 2020.

     Stephen Turner left a will dated on 5 January 1857 in Amherst County, Virginia. Stephen Turner, in his will named his wife Martha F., formerly Watts; friend, James D. Watts to administer, with witnesses Francis A. Blair and David Appling. The codicil, undated, was written because he had surved Jas. D. Watts and Francis A Blair. Codicil witnesses were H. E. Smith, R. C. Appling. The codicil directed that his wife administer his estate. Henry Smith qualified. Bondsmen: Jno. W. and Philip Pleasants, Jas. W. Pleasants, Jas. N. Pryor, Danl. H. Rucker, Jno R. Cunningham.

     An inventory of his estate was recorded in Dec 1870 in the sum of $347.00 by Jno. W. Pleasants, Jno. R. Cunningham, and Louis P. Pleasants; the carryover amount brought the total value to $498.50. This was recorded 13 Jan 1871.8

     Stephen Turner died of Dropsy (Edema) on 20 July 1870 in Amherst County, Virginia.2

     His estate was probated on 19 December 1870 in Amherst County, Virginia.9

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186065 years of ageAmherst County, Virginia10
Farmer with real estate valued at $3,000 and personal property worth $5,81910

Citations

  1. [S112] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 7-9 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Samuel Turner will entry, Will Book 7, page 274.
  2. [S6292] "Amherst County, Virginia Death Register, 1853-1896," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( Provo, Utah: accessed 10 Oct 2020), entry for Stephen Turner, 1870, at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=393422&lifeEvent=102899&rmsId=TH-267-11122-64214-91&imageIndex=71&singleView=true.
  3. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Samuel Turner will entry, Will Book 7, pages 274, 281.
  4. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 370; citing Will Book 7, page 274.
  5. [S6304] "Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 7, 1827-1830," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: (Provo, Utah), entry for Samuel Turner, 1829, page 274-276 : accessed 29 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9P7-SQFV?i=162&cat=279608 .
  6. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 18 Oct 2020), entry for Stephen Turner and Martha Watts, 1843, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NZ88?i=668 .
  7. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for S Turner to M Watts, 1843, accessed 19 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-N8NX?i=769.
  8. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 370; citing Will Book 18, pages 32-33, 42.
  9. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 370 citing pages 32-33, 42 in Will Book 18.
  10. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 24 Jan 2021), Stephen Turner, 1860, Amherst, Virginia; citing page 347, family 887, FHL microfilm 805,332.

Stephen Turner1

M, #2799, d. before 24 December 1860
RelationshipGrandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1 b. b 1761
MotherElizabeth Hoskins Thomas d. b 22 Dec 1845
Last Edited23 Jan 2021
     On 25 December 1807, Nelson County was created from Amherst County with its government forming the following year.

     On 5 May 1830, Terisha Turner of Nelson County conveyed to Narcissa E Dillard, wife of James S. Dillard, of Bedford County, and their current and future children land and slaves consisting of one tract in Nelson County adjoining the land of Major Charles Yancey containing 50 acres, one fifth part of all the land in the county of Amherst of which James London died seized or prossessed and which said one fifth was converyed by Obediah Henderson and wife to the aforesaid James S. Dillard by deed with sundry horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, plantation utensils, household and kitchen furniture with all its increase and profits to Stephen Turner and William Dillard having Executors and Adminstration forever in trust for the uses and puposes for the support and maintenance of the said Narcissa during her natural life and for the support and maintenance and education of the children she now hath or may have for as long as said children shall be underage and unmarried or for any other cause in the opinion of the said trustees. When the children severally arrive at age or marry, the said trustees shall have power and authority at thier discretion, but shall not be compelled against their judgment, to advance to each Child so coming or age or marrying a reasonable proportion of the property aforesaid to be held by such child in his or her own right provided that such advance shll not exceed in value what each child would be then entitlted to if the whole property were then equally divided between the Mother and all the children.2

     On 11 May 1840, he is named in his father's will of this date.1

     On 26 January 1846, the division of Elizabeth H. Turner's property was returned and recorded by the court in Nelson County, Virginia. Legatees were Stephen Turner, Elisha Peters, Mrs. Dillards' trustees, trustees of Saml and Wm. Turner and Jno Turner's trustees.

     He never married.3

     Stephen Turner died before 24 December 1860 in Nelson County, Virginia.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 28 Jan 2019.4

     On 24 December 1860, Samuel Read and Miles T. Shipman were bonded in behalf of Samuel Read who was appointed Curator of the estate of Stephen Turner, deceased at Nelson County, Virginia.4

     On 12 June 1867, an account of the sale of cattle made on this date was presented to the court and recorded 23 Sep 1867 at Nelson County, Virginia.5

     Stephen Turner's estate was appraised on 12 June 1867 by James M. Dillard, James B. Christian and Fountain Edding in the amount of about $748.25 (I added the figures which were unclear because there was no total given by the appraisers.)6

     On 17 May 1963, Ann Eliza Turner McDowell's daughter, Ruth McDowell gave the following sworn statement to Mildred K. Fortune, Notary Public:
     "That she was born at Fincastle, Virginia on the 17 day of Dec. 1884, the youngest child of James McDowell and Ann Eliza Turner.
     That her mother, Ann Eliza Turner, was born at Fincastle, Virginia the 27th day of Sept., 1840, the only child of Dr. Pitticus Turner and his wife Sarah Ann Rebekah Rudisill (d. March 26, 1842).
     That her mother, Ann Eliza Turner, was orphaned at the age of four and was reared by a maternal (Rudisill) aunt.
     That the family Bible and all papers concerning Dr. Pitticus Turner were destroyed in a town wild fire in her mother's early married life.
     That her mother often spoke of having visited two bachelor great-uncles, Lemuel and Stephen (Turner), and a beloved 'Aunt Dillard.'
     That her mother had an Aunt Helena (Turner) who 'west West' to live and an 'Uncle Van Tromp.'
     That the affiant, whose next older brother was Campbell McDowell, has always been told that she is descended from the Clan Campbell through Dr. Pitticus Turner's mother.
     That the affiant had distant cousins names Peters - one, Cynthia Mundy Massie, may still be living, also a 'cousin', Elizabeth Dillard' who had a daughter Cynthia and sons, Dr. J. Dillard of Lynchburg and James Dillard. in Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia.7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185067 years of age and living immediately adjacent to his brother, SamuelNelson County, Virginia8
Farmer with real estate valued at $5,0008

Citations

  1. [S1353] Nelson County, Virginia Will Books vols. E-G, 1835-1847, FHL Film 0,032,717, microfilm of original records at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston, Virginia, Terisha Turner will, Will Book F, pages 152-156.
  2. [S6488] "Amherst County, Virginia Deed Book T, 1829-1832," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Terisha Turner to Narcissa E Dillard, 5 May 1830, pages 91-92l|https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLD-1QMK-2?i=71&cat=282807, at unknown cd3, accessed |5 Mar 2021).
  3. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 27 . 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. [S6318] "Nelson County, Virginia Will Book L, 1856-1863," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Stephen Turner, 1860, page 252, at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=394978&rmsId=TH-1951-47924-12970-1&imageIndex=193&singleView=true, accessed 2 Nov 2020.
  5. [S6319] "Nelson County, Virginia Will Book M, 1861-1867," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Stephen Turner, 1867, page 443, at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=394978&rmsId=TH-1951-47924-12970-1&imageIndex=576&singleView=true, accessed 2 Nov 2020.
  6. [S6319] "Nelson Co., VA Will Bk. M, 1861-1867," FamilySearch, Stephen Turner, 1867, page 441 at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=394978&rmsId=TH-1951-47924-12970-1&imageIndex=574&singleView=true, accessed 2 Nov 2020.
  7. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, pages 40, 41.
  8. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8DX-2CM ), entry for Stephen Turner, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing family 627, NARA microfilm 444,953 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), accessed 23 Jan 2021.

Stephen Turner1

M, #6933, b. 15 July 1809
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Turner1 b. 17 Nov 1768, d. b 21 Dec 1811
MotherFrances Dodson1 b. 5 Mar 1774, d. 2 Nov 1857
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited27 Jan 2021
     Stephen Turner was born on 15 July 1809, son of William Turner and Frances Dodson.1

     Given that another child was named Stephen Turner in 1810, I suspect this Stephen died as an infant.

Citations

  1. [S49] Johnson, Tony L., e-mail message from (<e-mail address>) to Toby Turner, dated 2 Jan 2002, with genealogy report attachment entitled "Johnson/Turner Descendants."

Stephen Turner1

M, #6935, b. 16 October 1810
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Turner1 b. 17 Nov 1768, d. b 21 Dec 1811
MotherFrances Dodson1 b. 5 Mar 1774, d. 2 Nov 1857
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited6 Sep 2020
     Stephen Turner was born on 16 October 1810, son of William Turner and Frances Dodson.1

Citations

  1. [S49] Johnson, Tony L., e-mail message from (<e-mail address>) to Toby Turner, dated 2 Jan 2002, with genealogy report attachment entitled "Johnson/Turner Descendants."

Stephen Turner1

M, #11715, b. before 1766
RelationshipNephew of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner1,2 b. c 1710, d. b 12 Jun 1801
MotherSarah Spencer1 d. b 30 Nov 1827
Last Edited10 Oct 2020
     Stephen Turner was born before 1766, son of Stephen Turner and Sarah Spencer.3

     On 5 April 1790, his name does not appear either with his father, Stephen, or alone on Amherst Personal Property Tax Lists for this year.4

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
5 May 1787where he may be the "son" listed with his father, Stephen, as one of the two White males over 21 on List "AAmherst County, Virginia5
6 June 1788with no White males between 16 and 21, one Negro above 16, no Negroes under 16, and, no horses or cattleAmherst County, Virginia6
6 June 1788on Personal Property List "A" where he's listed alone for the first time with himself as the only White male over 21 and one Negro above 16 in his householdAmherst County, Virginia7
20 March 1789where appears to be living back in his father's household as one of the three White males on Personal Property List "A"Amherst County, Virginia8

Citations

  1. [S1827] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee, compiler. Amherst County, Virginia Heritage (United States: Walsworth Publishing Co., c1997), page 238.
  2. [S2268] Turner Surname entries. Amherst County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Records, 1782-1803, unpaginated but in alphabetical and date order under "T" on the original tax record for 1789; Microfilm roll 19, filmed by the Virginia State Library in 1986; Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  3. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, 1788 Personal Property Tax List "A", taken 6 Jun, Line 13 on original tax record.
  4. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, 1790 Personal Property Tax List of Amherst County under "T" and date on original tax record.
  5. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, unpaginated, but the list is in alphabetical and date order, Line 26 under "T"on original tax record.
  6. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, on the alphabetical and date-ordered tax original tax record for 1788.
  7. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, unpaginated, but the list is in alphabetical and date order, Line 13 under "T"on original tax record.
  8. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, 1789 Personal Property Tax List of Amherst County under "T" and date on original tax record.

Stephen Turner1

M, #18796, b. circa 1842
RelationshipGreat-grandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherJefferson Daniel Turner1 b. c 1810
MotherMary Watts Cheatwood1 b. c 1815
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     Stephen Turner was born circa 1842, son of Jefferson Daniel Turner and Mary Watts Cheatwood, in Virginia.1

     I can find no further census data on him as of 28 Jun 2021.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18508 years of ageEastern District, Amherst County, Virginia1
186018 years of ageAmherst County, Virginia2
Scholar2

Citations

  1. [S6007] "1810 United States Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 22 Sep 2020, entry for Jefferson D Turner, 1850, Eastern, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 933, page 123B, family 724, image 99 of 161; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  2. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 22 Sep 2020), Jeffener D Turner, 1860, Amherst, Virginia; citing page 276, family 353, FHL Microfilm 805,332.

Stephen Barton Turner1,2

M, #23276, b. 27 May 1837, d. 1928
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Turner1,3 b. 19 May 1803, d. 8 May 1885
MotherJudith Chick1,3 b. 6 Oct 1813, d. 19 Mar 1890
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

Rebecca H. Haden b. 1839, d. 26 Sep 1860

Family 2

Susan Easley b. 13 Jun 1838, d. 10 Apr 1879
Child

Family 3

Sarah J. Badgett b. 7 Jul 1852, d. 20 Mar 1918
Children
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     Stephen Barton Turner was born on 27 May 1837, son of William Turner and Judith Chick, in Wilson County, Tennessee.4,5,3

     Stephen, 19, married Rebecca H. Haden on 8 January 1857 in Logan County, Kentucky.6,7,8

     In 1858, he removed to Butler County, Kentucky.3

     Stephen, 26, married Susan Easley, 25, on 23 March 1864.3

     Stephen, 43, married Sarah J. Badgett, 28, on 23 August 1880 in Logan County, Kentucky.5,9,10

     Stephen supposedly adopted a daughter, Elizabeth Willey who married E. N. Hutchison. She was enumerated with him in the 1870 census. I do not believe this. The Hutchison marriage was to S. Lizzie Tinner!11

     He owned "123 acres of well improved land, is a member of the Methodist Church, and in politics a Democrat."3

     Stephen Barton Turner died in 19284 and was buried in Ragland Cemetery #2, Butler County, Kentucky.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185013 years of ageLogan County, Kentucky1
187033 years of age. His daughter, Sarah E. Turner, was not enumerated with him, but his adopted daughter Elizabeth Willey, age 5, was2nd Precinct, Butler County, Kentucky12
Farmer with real estate valued at $800 and personal property worth $40012
188043 years of age and widowedButler County, Kentucky13
Farmer13
190063 years of age and married for 20 yearsButler County, Kentucky5
Farmer who owns his farm5
191073 years of age and married for the second time at the age of 29 (which is incorrect)Sugar Grove, Butler County, Kentucky14
Farmer who owns his farm14
192082 years of age and living with his son, James William TurnerSugar Grove, Butler County, Kentucky15

Citations

  1. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M65D-C86 ), entry for William Turner household, 1850, Logan county, part of, Logan, Kentucky, United States; citing no page number, family 147, NARA microfilm publication M43(Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 442,979, accessed 30 Jun 2016.
  2. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 12 Oct 2004 containing a forwarded email from Stephanie Turner dated 10 Aug 2004 quoting Bob Turner on his great-great grandfather, Stephen's brother.
  3. [S5595] Battle, J. H., Perrin, W.H. and Kniffin, G.C.. Kentucky - A History Of The State, Embracing A Concise Account Of The Origin And Development Of The Virginia Colony; Its Expansion Westward, And The Settlement Of The Frontier Beyond The Alleghanies; The Erection Of Kentucky As An Independent State, And Its Subsequent Development (Louisville and Chicago: F. A. Battey Publishing Company, 1885), page 682.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 5 Aug 2016, memorial page for Stephen B. Turner (1837-1928) at memorial page... Maintained by Ruth (Hickman) Wicks; citing Ragland Cemetery #2, Butler County, Kentucky.
  5. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9WN-BK1 ): accessed 5 Aug 2016), Stephen B Turner, 1900, Magisterial District 2, Sugar Grove Precinct, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 50, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,511.
  6. [S2570] "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4ST-4X5, entry for Stephen B. Turner and Rebecca H. Haden, 08 Jan 1857; citing Logan, Kentucky, reference ; FHL microfilm 216,832, accessed 5 Aug 2016).
  7. [S5595] Battle, Perrin and Kniffin. Hist of KY, 1885, page 682, says marriage occurred on 8 Jan 1858.
  8. [S5970] "1858 Marriage Records Sumner County, Tennessee", contributed by Jim Prive, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/1858marriage.htm , uploaded 2006, website address verified 30 Aug 2019, indicates they were married on this date in Sumner County, Tennessee.
  9. [S5537] "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2QX-SN6G, entry for S. B. Turner and Sarah J. Badgett, 23 Aug 1880; citing , Logan, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 2,134,965, accessed 5 Aug 2016).
  10. [S5595] Battle, Perrin and Kniffin. Hist of KY, 1885, page 682, says the marriage occurred 26 Aug 1880.
  11. [S5595] Battle, Perrin and Kniffin. Hist of KY, 1885, page 682. Claims he adopted a daughter, Elizabeth Willey, but this is clearly incorrect.
  12. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX7L-H1V ), entry for Stephen Turner, 1870, Precinct 2, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 12, family 83, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,950, accessed 29 Dec 2016.
  13. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCCQ-5GK ), entry for Steven B Turner household, 1880, Londons, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 106, sheet 308C, household number is listed as 104, but is incorrect because there is another 104 further down on the page, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,254,406, accessed 5 Aug 2016.
  14. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M28J-VS7 ), entry for Steven B Turner household, 1910, Sugar Grove, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 31, sheet 7B, household 146, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,481, accessed 29 Aug 2016.
  15. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH2K-M7B: accessed 7 Oct 2019), Willie Turner, Sugar Grove, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing ED 37, sheet 7A, line 1, family 125, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 561; FHL microfilm 1,820,561.
  16. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Sudie Lee Turner Hudnall (1886-1946) at memorial page....

Stephen Berry Turner

M, #912, b. 1799, d. 13 September 1866
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherHenry Turner1 b. c 1758, d. 23 Oct 1829
MotherRachel Stovall2 b. c 1762, d. 4 Jan 1850
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited5 Mar 2021
     Untangling the Turner families in Pike County, Missouri is not for the faint of heart. I am not completely satisfied with my work so far particularly when so many of the relationships on based solely on indirect evidence. But, I have made a start.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     It is my hope that someone reading this may be a descendant and be able to shed more light into what I've uncovered so far.3,4
     Stephen Berry Turner was born in 1799, son of Henry Turner and Rachel Stovall, in Amherst County, Virginia. His name does not appear to be listed on the Bible leaf, although it's hard to tell.5,6
     He also is reported to have been born in 1803 in Virginia.7

     On 3 November 1823, Stephen Berry Turner was security for the marriage bond of Nathan Schoolfield and Sarah D. Gregory at Amherst County, Virginia.8

     Could William Gregory and Martha Turner Gregory have had another daughter named Sarah. I have found a marriage bond between a Sarah T. Gregory, daughter of Wm. Gregory, and Nathan P. Breedlove dated 24 Feb 1827 in Amherst County. Stephen B. Turner (Martha's brother) was security with B. Watson, William Turner, Jr, and A. B. Davies as witnesses.9

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

     On 1 July 1829, William M. Turner, in his will of this date, names his son, Wash. R., when of age; my three brothers: Stephen B., Lawson and Geo. Turner and land in Fluvanna on Bee branch that joins Jos. Wooling. Executors were his brothers, Stephen B. and Lawson Turner. Witnesses: Jesse Mundy, E. P. Omohundro, Saml. Turner (I don't know which Samuel Turner this refers to). He does not mention his wife by name, so she must have predeceased him.10,11

     On 1 July 1829, he is named in his brother, William Turner's, will of this date.10

     On 31 August 1829, Ellis P. Omohundro and Polly his wife conveyed to Stephen B Turner, Lawson Turner and George Turner for $797 a tract of land on Prize branch being the same tract of land the said Ellis P. Omohundro bought of William Turner Sr in Amherst County, Virginia.12

     9 November 1829, Stephen Berry Turner was security for the marriage bond of Joseph S. Story and Elizabeth L. Gregory at Amherst County, Virginia.13

     On 16 November 1829, an Administrator's Bond was posted by Lawson Turner, Geo. S. Turner, Geo. Staples, Jas. S. Higginbotham, with Stephen B. and Wm. Turner as security for first two in Amherst County.14

     On 31 March 1831, Stephen B. Turner and George L.(S.) Turner conveyed to Daniel Day and Soloman Day a tract of land containing 600 acres adjoining the lands of Wm Turner, James London (decd) and others at Amherst County, Virginia, because Stephen B and Goerge L.(S.) Turner being justly indebted to the said Charles Mays in the sum of $1,000 per their bond executed to him which becomes due on 31 Mar 1832. If the said Stephen B. and George L. Turner shall well and truly pay unto the said Charles Mays this sum when their bond becomes due they the above obligation and conveyance shall be void and of no effect, but in case they shall default then the said Daniel Day & solomon Day shall at the request of the said Charles Mays proceed to sell the land at public auction for cash giving six weeks notice of the day and place of sale in some newspaper published in the town of Lynchburg and after paying the amount then due the said Charles Mays aforesaid together with the costs & charges attending the execution of this Deed refund any balance in their hands to the said Stephen B. & George L. Turner their heirs or assigns.15

     On 1 January 1833, the Administrator's Account of Henry Turner's estate settlement was filed by Lawson Turner and George S. Turner, executors, approved by Superior Court of Lynchburg and certified to Amherst County. Legatees: Martha Gregory, Terisha Turner, Henry Turner, M. H. Garland for E. P. Omohundro, Jas. S. Turner, B. P. Balderfor Geo. N. Gregory , Reuben Carver, S. B. Turner, Saml. Turner, Wm. Turner, Jas. S. Turner for Hezekiah Stone with Jos. S. Dillard and Jesse Mundy, as commissioners in Amherst County.16

     On 16 March 1833, Lawson and his wife, Sally, and George S. Turner conveyed to Stephen B. Turner for $5 a tract of land lying and being in Amherst County on both sides of Porridge Creek bounded by Jesse Mundy, James London Jr, the land of the estate of JUames London Sr, deced., Jacob Woodson, Alexander Jewell and William Turner. This land was willed to Lawson Turner and George S. Turner by their father Henry Turner, decd. in Amherst County, Virginia.17

     On 20 December 1833, Stephen B. Turner, Lawson Turner and Sally his wife, George S. Turner and Rachel Turner conveyed to Jesse Mundy for $535.50 a track of land lying on both sides of Porridge Creek and containing by recent survey 119 acres beginning at Poplar Bush on the south side of Porridge Creek in the dividing line between the said Jesse Mundy and Henry Turner heirs . . . . (complicated land survey description) in Amherst County, Virginia.18

     On 12 September 1834, Stephen B. Turner, Lawson Turner, George S. Turner and Rachael Turner conveyed to Jesse Mundy for $2,355 a tract of land containing 471 acres beginning at the mouth of Jumping Branch on the south side of Porrige Creek and meanders adjoining the land of James London decd. etc. in Amherst County, Virginia.19

     On 26 December 1835, Stephen purchased from Nally et al, after confirmation that William Nally and Strother McGinnis paid M. P. Leduc the sum of $4,000 in cash to clear the title, a tract of land for $140 cash and will pay the further sum of $560 when the title clears (no where in the deed could I find out how many acres he was buying) at Pike County, Missouri.20

     On 1 May 1837, he is named Administrator of the estate of William Turner who is said to have died intestate in Pike County, Missouri.21

     On 1 May 1837, Lawson Turner was security for his brother Stephen Berry Turner who was named administrator of William M. Turner's estate in Pike County, Missouri.21

     On 6 November 1837, Lawson Turner swore to the validity of a deed to John Rhodes for an undivided third interest in part of a parcel of land lying in Amherst County on Prize branch being the same tract of land bought by Ellis P. Omohundro of William Turner Senr and which was conveyed by Ellis P. Omohundro and his wife to Stephen B. Turner, myself and George Turner by Deed dated 31 Aug 1829. That he was the same man was sworn to in Pike County, Missouri by M. I. Noges, County Clerk in Pike County, Missouri.22

     Click on the camera icon to see Pike County townships.

     On 20 June 1840, Stephen B. Turner, administrator of the estate of William Turner decd., published a note on this date stating: All Persons interested are hereby notified that I shall at the next August term of the Pike county court, make a final settlement of my administration of the Estate of William Turner deceased.23

     On 18 July 1842, after the 1 Apr 1842 partition of the land originally purchased in 1835, Stephen B Turner obtained title to about 923 22/100 acres at Pike County, Missouri.24

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

     On 7 May 1844, James S. Turner conveyed land, patented to him on 10 Mar 1843, consisting of a male slave, cattle, wagon, two yoke of work oxen, thirty head of sheep, two houses of tobacco, 24 head of hogs and his household and kitchen furniture and farming utensils to Aylett H. Buckner in trust because he was indebted to George S. Turner and Stephen B. Turner in the sum of $800 by note bearing the date of 18 Apr 1844 and payable one day after. George S. and Stephen B. Turner were also bound as his Securities in the sum of $190 to William Penix, by note or bond bearing ten percent interest. If Buckner pays the sum of money to William Penix and holds his Securities harmless and shall also pay the first mentioned sum of money when thereto demanded by George and Stephen, this this deed would be void. But if all parties pay William Penix, the $190 and interest as Securities and the payment of $800 & interest to George S. and Stephen B. Turner, than in that case the said Buckner trustee as afordsaid shall on the application of the said parties of the third proceed to sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand the aforesaid property, real & personal at the resident of the said James S. Turner with the proceeds paid to George S. & Stephen B Turner and the remainder if any shall be paid to James S. Turner. Aylett H. Buckner covenants to execute the trust hereby created. in Pike County, Missouri.26

     On 6 January 1848, Rachel made a deed of gift to her son, Stephen B. Turner, consisting of a female slave in Pike County, Missouri.27

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

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

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

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

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

     She appointed Stephen B. Turner and George S. Turner as executors of her will which was witnessed by Thos. R. Vaughn and Reuben H. Carver.28

     On 3 June 1850, a notice was printed in the local newspaper that Stephen B. Turner had obtained from the Pike County Court letters of administration with the will annexed on the estate of Rachel Turner, dec'd, bearing (this date). All persons having claims against said estate are requested to present them within one year from the date of said letters; and if not presented within three years from said date, they will forever be precluded from the benefits of said estate.29

     On 18 June 1851, George S. Turner purchased for $600 from Stephen B. Turner the one undivided half of all his right title and interest in 923.20 acres in Pike County, Missouri, beginning at Terisha Turner's most northwest, it being the same tract upon which the said parties now reside except for the 358.44 acres which had been cut off from the said tract and conveyed by Stephen to Jane W. Meriwether and her children previously. James S. Turner, Justice of the Peace verified the accuracy of the deed.30

     On 4 December 1851, the minors (Sophia Turner, Virginia Turner and William Turner) of Nathan Turner decd., late of Virginia, under the age of 14 came to Court to select their Guardian, John F. Turner, their uncle. A bond of $12,000 was set with Stephen B. Turner, Benjamin Jacobs and Henry H. Wisdom as security in Pike County, Missouri.31

     On 6 August 1852, Stephen B. Turner Executor of the Estate of Rachel Turner, decd., made a Motion which was ordered by the Court that he be excused from making settlement of his accounts with said Estate until the December term of Court at Pike County, Missouri.32

     On 8 March 1853, Stephen B. Turner as executor of Polly Turner's estate requested settlement of his accounts with said Estate in the sum of $9.78 in Pike County, Missouri,

     On the same day, Lorenzo D. Turner made a demand on the account which was proved in Court in the amount of $7.35.33

     On 28 February 1855, Stephen B. Turner appointed an attorney in Washington, D. C. to represent the interests of his deceased mother, Rachel, for a pension based on the service of her husband, Henry, in the Revolutionary War.34

     Stephen Berry Turner left a will dated on 8 December 1860 in Pike County, Missouri. Stephen B. Turner appointed his brother, George S. Turner, as executor. The will states that "the real estate which has been occupied and enjoyed so many years jointly by myself and my Brother, George S Turner, was originally as a matter of convenience all conveyed to me. Said Real Estate still remains undivided, but I have executed and delivered to my said Brother a good and sufficient deed of conveyance to the one undivided one half of said real estate" with the remaining portion going to those specified in his will.

     The will goes on to state that all the slaves currently in joint possession of himself and his brother George, except for a man called Wilston, have been divided by us as witnessed by an article. Therefore, only the slaves named in his said division will be divided.

     All his estate, real, personal, and mixed, shall pass absolutely to all the children jointly of his said brother, George.35

     Stephen Berry Turner died on 13 September 1866 in Pike County,36,7 and was buried in Turner Graveyard, Clarksville, Pike County, Missouri. The Carver-Turner Cemetery is located in Prairieville Township, 52N, Range 1W, Survey 3131.37,7

     His estate was probated on 3 October 1866 in Pike County, Missouri.38

     On 4 December 1867, George S. Turner, executor of the estate of S. B. Turner, deceased moved to make settlement of his account in the sum of $1,865.71 which was approved by the Court at Pike County, Missouri.39

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840with one free white male 20 thru 29; two free white males 30 thru 39 (one of which was himself); one free white female 20 thru 29; one free white female 70 thru 79. Slaves enumerated were: two males 20 thru 23; two males 24 thru 35; two females 10 thru 23; one female 36 thru 54; one female 55 thru 99 for a total of eight slaves. Eight people were employed in agriculture and one in Learned Professional EngineersPeno Township, Pike County, Missouri40
185047 years of age and living a George S. Turner, age 40, whom I thought was his brother, but the age is wrong unless a major enumerator error occurredCalumet Township, Pike County, Missouri41
186057 years of age and I believe his brother, George S. Turner, was living in his household. He is living also very close to his sister, Nancy B. CarverClarksville PO, Pike County, Missouri42
Farmer, with real estate valued at $10,800 and personal property valued at $14,05042

Citations

  1. [S112] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 7-9 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Henry Turner will entry, Will Book 7, page 277.
  2. [S1894] Henry Turner, pension application R10759; digital images, (Ancestry.com's Fold3: , online at http://www.fold3.com page 58 of 77, imaged from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, National Archives microfilm publication Record Group 15, Series M804, roll 2425. I could not read his birth on the family bible record.
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    Dec 1851; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LM-HLNT?i=67&wc=QZ9D-7JW%3A1328677201%2C1328689902&cc=2399107 : image 68 of 695, accessed 4 Sep 2020.
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  42. [S68] "1860 U. S. Census," Pike County, Missouri, pop. sch., Calumet Township, dwell. 1284, fam. 1260, Stephen B. Turner household, Roll 639, page 318.

Stephen Edward Turner1

M, #23166, b. 21 September 1894, d. 16 December 1944
Relationship4th great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherGeorge R. Turner2 b. c 1857, d. b 23 Apr 1910
MotherMartha J. Eldrige2 b. c 1858

Family

Edna E. Hooker b. 21 Mar 1898, d. 9 Nov 1985
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     Stephen Edward Turner was born on 21 September 1894, son of George R. Turner and Martha J. Eldrige, in Barlow, Ballard County, Kentucky.2
     He also is reported to have been born on 22 September 1894 in Barlow, Ballard County, Kentucky.3
     He was also known as Edd.4

     Stephen registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 at Ballard County, Kentucky. He was 22 years of age and single. He was the support of his mother. He is described as of medium height and build with light gray eyes and black hair.

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

     The first registration was for men between the ages of 21 and 31 (men born between 5 Jun 1886 and 5 Jun 1896), meaning he had to register.3

     Stephen married Edna E. Hooker in 1917 in Massac County, Illinois.5,6

     Prior to his death, he had worked for eighteen years for Standard Oil Company.1

     Stephen Edward Turner died on 16 December 1944 at age 50 in Bakersfield, Kern County, California,1,7 and was buried in West Side District Cemetery, Taft, Kern County, California.8

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1900as Stern E. and 5 years of ageDistrict 3, Ballard County, Kentucky2
1910as Edd and 15 years of ageDistrict 3, Ballard County, Kentucky4
Farm Laborer4
192025 years of age. Children: Willie, age 2; and, Naomi, age 3/12Slater Precinct, Ballard County, Kentucky5
Farm Worker5

Citations

  1. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 12 Feb 2021, entry for Stephen Edward Turner, 1944, The Bakersfield California (Bakersfield, California), issue of 22 Dec 1944, page 12, image 12 of 14.
  2. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9WC-GFL ): accessed 29 Jul 2016), George R Turner, Magisterial District 3, Wickliffe Barlow city, Ballard, Kentucky, United States; citing sheet 19A, family 361, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,507.
  3. [S6013] "U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 12 Feb 2021, entry for Stephen E Turner, 1917, Ballard County, Kentucky, Written 948, No. 15, image 130 of 133.
  4. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M28W-MBH ), entry for Martha J Turner, 1910, Magisterial District 3, Ballard, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 6, sheet 7B, family 153, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 463; FHL microfilm 1,374,476, accessed 15 Dec 2015.
  5. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 12 Feb 2021, entry for Edd Turner, 1920, Slater, Ballard, Kentucky; citing roll T625_557, page 1B, family 14, image 2 of 11; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.
  6. [S6344] "Illlinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 12 Feb 2021, entry for Stephen E. Turner and Edna E. Hooker, 1917, Massac County, FHL microfilm 963,670.
  7. [S6112] "California, Death Index, 1940-1997," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 12 Feb 2021, entry for Stephen Edward Turner, 16 Dec 1944, Kern County.
  8. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 12 Feb 2021, memorial page for Stephen Edward Turner (1894-1944) at memorial page... Maintained by Find a Grave, originally created by Angiul; citing West Side District Cemetery, Taft, Kern County, California.

Stephen H. Turner1

M, #1068, b. 17 August 1798, d. 29 May 1848
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames J. Turner Jr.2 b. b 1766, d. b 23 Oct 1830
MotherLucy Ham2 b. b 1770, d. 1846
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Elizabeth (--?--) b. c 1804
Children
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     Stephen H. Turner was born on 17 August 1798, son of James J. Turner Jr. and Lucy Ham, in Virginia.3,4

     On 5 December 1820, Stephen H. Turner witnessed the marriage bond of Nelson Bailey Turner and Elizabeth Buntin at Sumner County, Tennessee.5,6

     In 1829, Stephen H. bought 175 acres on the Middle fork of Red River for $1,000 from William and Nancy Smith and John Brinkley at Sumner County, Tennessee.7

     Stephen married Elizabeth (--?--). I cannot find a marriage record for them in Virginia or Tennessee as of 28 Jun 2021.8

     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 at Sumner County, Tennessee.9

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

     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 which was registered 22 Aug 1834 at Sumner County, Tennessee.11

     On 4 October 1834, John H. Turner, in his nuncupative will of this date, left his estate to his wife (unnamed). If his wife has a son, his brother Stephen H. Turner is to educate him to be a lawyer. He requested that his mother, Lucy Turner, devise his protion of her estate to his wife. Seaton H. Turner is one of the witnesses.

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

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

     Therefore, the question is: were the three daughters by a previous wife? Or, are they misattributed to him?12

     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.13

     On 28 August 1835, Thomas E. Old conveyed to A. B. Young (Robertson Co., TN) for the consideration of $540, I consign to my trusty fried Stephen H. Turner a tract on the Sumner and Robertson County line containing 86 acres. Registered 7 Sep 1835 at Sumner County, Tennessee.14

     In 1837, he was authorized by Samuel R. Turner and wife Elvira to act as their attorney in settling their father's estate at Sumner County, Tennessee. Samuel and his wife were living in Missouri.15

     In 1840, Seaton H. Turner sold to Stephen H. Turner 311 acres in Dist.#9 for $5 to take care of and cover debt in Sumner County, Tennessee.16

     On 26 June 1840, an Exparte decree from Chancery Court on 10 Apr 1837, William and Mary Hadley, William M. and Rachel J. Blackmore, Catharine D. Barry, by her guardian Thomas Barry, conveyed to Stepheh H. turner 370 acres being part of Grant No. 3266 on the waters of the Middle Fork of the Red River at $.14 per acre. Registered 26 Jun 1840 at Sumner County, Tennessee.17

     On 26 June 1840, Chancery Court Exparte decree dated 2nd Monday of Apr 1837, William & Mary Hadley, William M. & Rachel J. Blakmore, Catharine Barry, by her Guardian Thomas Barry conveyed land, being part of Grant No. 3266 on the waters of the Middle Fork of the Red River contaiing 370 acres to Stephen H. Turner at .14 per acre. Registered 26 Jun 1840 at Sumner County, Tennessee.17

     On 27 June 1840, which S. H. Turner conveyed 100 acres on the North Fork of Red River in District #20 to Green Berry for $150. Registered 28 Apr 1844 at Sumner County, Tennessee.18

     On 13 January 1841, Seaton H. Turner conveyed to Stephen H. Turner 311 acres for $5. Registered 14 Jan 1841 in Sumner County, Tennessee.19

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

     "Stephen Turner in 1848 drove in a wagon a pair of mules to Alabama, taking his bedding and food and a drove of hogs. When they broke down he would haul them. In Captain Wright's yard now [1933] stands the Oche (sic) Orange trees that were old trees in 1848 and are still green and wonderful."3

     Stephen H. Turner left a will dated on 28 May 1848 at Sumner County, Tennessee, in which he named his wife Elizabeth and mentions three children, but names only a son, James. He names Benjamin Roney to settle the estate of his mother, the estate of Joseph Payton (?) and chancery suit involving John Hazelett.21,8

     Stephen H. Turner died on 29 May 1848 at age 49 in Sumner County, Tennessee,3,4 and was buried in Wright Cemetery, Sumner County, Tennessee.
     "This cemetery is on private property and the owner showed us this stone located outside of the fence. A nearby tree has grown over the top of the stone and some of the edges were broken off, otherwise in good condition."4

     His estate was probated in July 1848 in Sumner County, Tennessee.22

     On 19 May 1849, Elizabeth Turner Executrix
of
Steven W. Turner
to
Benjamin Roney

     I Elizabeth Turner Executrix of Steven H. Turner decd the said Steven H. Turner having heretofore on the 27th day of January 1845 sold a tract of land lying in Sumner County District No.18 containing by estimation on survey Forty seven and one half acres to Benjamin Roney for a deed which was witnessed by W. Baney and James Bankly it being a part of the tract of land sold by Benjamin Roney and James M. Roney Executors of James Roney decd and bought by Steven H. Turner at thirty three hundred and fifty five dollars on a one, two, and three Good Credit with interest from the date which the said B. Roney paid to the said Steven H. Turner the same amount per acre there being Four Hundred and Thirty acres he Gave.? I do hereby advance for and convey to Benjamin Roney and his heirs forever for the consideration heretofore mentioned and paid to Steven H. Turner decd, Bounded as follows: Beginning at Two Thornbeans on the East side of the creek, thence north 69 degrees East sixteen poles to a black oak, thence North 20 west 17 and a half poles to a hickory, thence North ten west 100 poles to a stake in Morgan's line and corner to the said Roney's, thence north 89 50 west sixty eight poles to a stake with pointers, thence 44 west 35 4/5 poles to a stake in the corner of the turn pike and line 52 poles to a stake in said pike near the creek, thence south 57 ½ East thirty poles to a persimmon on the west side of the creek thence north seventy six East 20 ½ poles to a sycamore on the west side of the Creek, thence south 46 east 28 poles to the Beginning, be the same more or less to have and to hold the same to the said Ben Roney his heirs and assigns forever. I do covenant with the said Ben Roney that I am lawfully seized of said land have a good right to convey it and that the same is unencumbered. I further covenant and bind myself my heirs and representatives to warrant and forever defend the title to the said land and every part thereof to the said Ben Roney his heirs and assigns against the lawful claims of all persons whatsoever, this the 19th day of May 1849.
Test Maj. W. Mitchell
James G. Jones
Elizabeth Turner, Executrix of Stephen H. Turner decd

State of Tennessee Sumner County
     Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg Clerk of the County Court of said County Majr W. Mitchell and James S. Jones subscribing witnesses to the within deed who being first sworn depose and say that they personally acquainted with Elizabeth Turner the Executrix of Stephen H. Turner decd and that she acknowledged the Execution of the same in their presence to be her act and deed upon the day it bears date for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand at Office this 7th Sept 1852.
John L. Bugg Clk
By H.W. Bugg DC
Registered 12 Feby 1853
J. Bruce RSC.23

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1838with 375 acres valued at $2,100, tax $1.05, five slaves worth $3,000, taxed at $1.50Sumner County, Tennessee24

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840with two free white males between 5 and 10; one free white male between 40 and 50 (himself); one free white female under 5; and, one free white female between 30 and 40 (presumably his wife). Slaves enumerated were: seven males under 10; two males between 24 and 35; three females under 10; three females between 24 and 35 - a total of 15 (but the form says 20). Four people are engaged in agricultureSumner County, Tennessee25

Citations

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  7. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John Turner and Mildred Suddarth Family", containing "Sumner DC TN Deed Books"". Citing Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Book 15, page 183.
  8. [S3168] "Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927, " digital image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:3QSQ-25MF-L9?mode=g&i=89&wc=M6QW-KT5%3A179803001%2C180201401&cc=1909088 ), Stephen H Turner, 1848; citing Sumner County Wills, 1842-1870, vol. 3, images 90-91 of 271, pages 109-110; accessed 6 Dec 2012. There is no index to this information as of 22 Jun 2019.
  9. [S5979] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 13-16: October 1831-October 1839 (na: MD, 2008), page 23; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 313.
  10. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 16; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 205.
  11. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page14; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 180.
  12. [S3168] "TN Probate Court Books, 1795-1927," FamilySearch, John H Turner, 1834; citing Sumner County Wills, 1823-1842, vol. 2, image 130 of 384, page 125, original will book page 181 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TV-B2FQ?i=129&wc=M6QW-VNP%3A179803001%2C180194801&cc=1909088, accessed 6 Dec 2012.
  13. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 33-34; citing Deed Book 16, Dec 1837-Oct 1839, page 426.
  14. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 36-37; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 503.
  15. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John Turner and Mildred Suddarth Family", containing "Sumner DC TN Deed Books"". Citing Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Book 16, page 132.
  16. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John Turner and Mildred Suddarth Family", containing "Sumner DC TN Deed Books"". Citing Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Book 17, page 128.
  17. [S5989] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 17-20: April 1840-July 1851 (n.p.: MD, 2008), page 7; citing Deed Book 17, page 86.
  18. [S5989] Denning. Sumner Co., TN Deed Bks. 17-20, page 5; citing Deed Book 19, page 61.
  19. [S5989] Denning. Sumner Co., TN Deed Bks. 17-20, page 23; citing Deed Book 17, page 323.
  20. [S5989] Denning. Sumner Co., TN Deed Bks. 17-20, page 12; citing Deed Book 19, page 147.
  21. [S3018] "Tennessee Probate Court Books: Sumner County Wills, 1842-1870, Vol. 3," digital image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-25MM-Y9?wc=unknown cd3 ), entry for unknown cd2 : accessed Images 90-91; accessed 9 Sep 2011.
  22. [S3168] "TN Probate Court Books, 1795-1927," FamilySearch, Stephen H Turner, 1848; citing Sumner County Wills, 1842-1870, vol. 3, images 90-91 of 271, pages 108-109-110 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:3QSQ-25MF-L9?mode=g&i=89&wc=M6QW-KT5%3A179803001%2C180201401&cc=190908, accessed 6 Dec 2012.
  23. [S2182] "Elizabeth Turner Executrix of Steven H. Turner to Benjamin Roney", contributed by Larry Hallstrom, email at e-mail address, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/deedroney46.htm , uploaded 2008, website address verified 7 Jul 2019, accessed 24 Sep 2009, citing Sumner County, Deed Book 22, page 488, transcribed by Larry Hallstrom at e-mail address ©2008.
  24. [S3514] "Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah); accessed 14 Sep 2019, entry for Stephen H. Turner, 1838, Sumner County, image 49 of 53; citing original data from the The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Early Tax Lists of Tennessee.
  25. [S1026] "1840 United States Federal Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, Roll 534, page 372, line 2, S. H. Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M704. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  26. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC69-SJB ), entry for Elizabeth Turner household, 1850, Sumner county, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing no page number, family 15, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 444,853, accessed 27 Jul 2016.

Stephen H. Turner1,2

M, #23370, b. June 1843, d. 1883
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherSamuel J. Turner2,3 b. 22 Apr 1816, d. 2 Aug 1888
MotherFrances A. Hutcheson3 d. b 19 Dec 1850
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Lucy Rose Ogden b. 1845, d. 15 Dec 1883
Children
Last Edited18 Apr 2021
     Stephen H. Turner was born in June 1843, son of Samuel J. Turner and Frances A. Hutcheson, in Virginia.2,4

     Stephen and Lucy Rose Ogden obtained a marriage license on 21 January 1867 in Amherst County, Virginia.3

     Stephen H. Turner, 23, married Lucy Rose Ogden, daughter of William H. Ogden and Susan M. Bourne, on 22 January 1867 in Amherst County, Virginia.2,3

     On 16 June 1872, Samuel was a bondsman, along with his brother, Stephen H. Turner; S. J. Turner for a Collection Bond in Amherst County, Virginia.5

     On 1 May 1873, Samuel was a bondsman, along with his brother, Stephen H. Turner; Thos. J. M. Goodwin; Thos. A. Brown; and Wm. H. Kent for a Collection Bond in Amherst County, Virginia.6

     On 15 June 1874, Samuel was a bondsman, along with his brother, Stephen H. Turner; S. J. Turner for a Collection Bond in Amherst County, Virginia.7

     On 21 June 1875, a bond was posted for him as Commissioner of Revenue: Dist. 2 with Wm. Sandidge and Jos. H. Massie as bondsmen at Amherst County, Virginia.8

     On 16 June 1879, a bond was posted on the behalf of Samuel Francis Turner as Treasurer of Amherst County by Saml. J. Turner (his father); S. F. Turner (his brother); S. J. Bailey; Jno. R. Maben; C. Pettyjohn; Jos. R. Massie; Chas. Mundy; and B. P. Morris at Amherst County, Virginia.9

     On 29 June 1883, a bond was posted on his behalf as Treasurer of Amherst County by Henry Loving Jr; S. F. Turner (his brother); A. H; S. J. Turner (his father); W. R. Watson; Jos. H. Massie; Jesse E. Adams; W. J. Howl; Jno B. Robertson at Amherst County, Virginia.10

     Stephen H. Turner died in 188311 and was buried in Amherst Cemetery, Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia.12

     On 27 February 1885, Judgment was confessed by Mr. Taylor Berry, attorney in fact for the sureties of Stephen H. Turner, late treasurer of Amherst county, for $5,091.63 and the costs, the same being the amount due the State by said sureties.13

     On 14 April 1887, a Trustee account was presented to court by R. M. Cox under Stephen H. Turner's name, but all the abstract says is "Same" recorded 21 Jan 1890 at Amherst County, Virginia.14

     On 2 July 1887, a Trustee account was presented to court by R. M. Cox under Stephen H. Turner's name for "rent of Ogden house; rec'd of W. R. Turner; to Sallie M. Whitehead for lot at CCH; rent of Puppie creek tr; house and lost at ACH; Widdifield for 2 mos rent at CH" which was recorded 22 Nov 1887 at Amherst County, Virginia.15

     On 22 April 1892, another trustee account was presented for Stephen H. Turner and wife also with only the word "same" as description, recorded 22 Nov 1892 at Amherst County, Virginia.16

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18507 years of ageAmherst County, Virginia17
186017 years of ageAmherst County, Virginia1
187027 years of agePedlar Township, Amherst County, Virginia18
Farmer with real estate valued at $4,000 and personal property worth $20018
188036 years of age. Also living within his household was Richard Smith, 32, born in Virginia and a CarpenterPedlar Township, Amherst County, Virginia19
Farmer19

Citations

  1. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4B1-JP5 ), entry for Samuel J Turner, 1860, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing page 138, household 1022, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,332, accessed 8 Aug 2016.
  2. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR7Q-P51, entry for Stephen H. Turner and Lucy R. Ogden, 22 Jan 1867; citing Amherst Co., Virginia, reference Mar Rec 2 p 109; FHL microfilm 30,311, accessed 2 Sep 2016).
  3. [S6295] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1854-1900," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 21 Oct 2020, entry for Stephen H. Turner and Lucy R. Ogden, 1867, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-F8CB .
  4. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9CV-FTG ): accessed 2 Sep 2016), Stephen F Turner household, 1900, White Sulphur district, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States; citing sheet 11B, family 189, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,759.
  5. [S6291] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Abstract of Will Books, 1761-1920, Dealing with Persons With Last Names Beginning with Letters T and V - There Are No U Wills in Books (Amherst Virginia: BFD, 1967), page 35 T Wills, item #203; citing Amherst County Will Book 18, page 334, online page 37.
  6. [S6291] Davis. Amherst Co.,, VA Wills Beg. T & V, 1761-1920, page 35 T Wills, item #203; citing Amherst County Will Book 18, page 297, online page 37.
  7. [S6291] Davis. Amherst Co.,, VA Wills Beg. T & V, 1761-1920, page 35 T Wills, item #203; citing Amherst County Will Book 18, page 423, online page 37.
  8. [S6291] Davis. Amherst Co.,, VA Wills Beg. T & V, 1761-1920, page 36 T Wills, item #208; citing Amherst County Will Book 19, page 21, online page 38.
  9. [S6291] Davis. Amherst Co.,, VA Wills Beg. T & V, 1761-1920, page 36 T Wills, item #208; citing Amherst County Will Book 19, page 447, online page 38.
  10. [S6291] Davis. Amherst Co.,, VA Wills Beg. T & V, 1761-1920, page 36 T Wills, item #208; citing Amherst County Will Book 20, page 442, online page 38.
  11. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 23 Jan 2019, memorial page for S. H. Turner (?-?) At memorial page..., photograph of grave by Joyce POtts Hoffmann, maintained by Joyce Potts Hoffmann; citing Amherst Cemetery, Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia. This must be wrong given the will books.
  12. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for S. H. Turner (?-?) At memorial page....
  13. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Oct 2020, entry for Stephen H. Turner, 1885, Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia), issue of 27 Feb 1885, page 1, image 1 of 4.
  14. [S6291] Davis. Amherst Co.,, VA Wills Beg. T & V, 1761-1920, page 36 T Wills, item #208; citing Amherst County Will Book 22, page 386, online page 38.
  15. [S6291] Davis. Amherst Co.,, VA Wills Beg. T & V, 1761-1920, page 36 T Wills, item #208; citing Amherst County Will Book 22, page 1, online page 38.
  16. [S6291] Davis. Amherst Co.,, VA Wills Beg. T & V, 1761-1920, page 36 T Wills, item #208; citing Amherst County Will Book 23, page 308, online page 38.
  17. [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:M88G-Z2Z ), entry for Saml Turner household, 1850, Amherst county, part of, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing no page number, family 1096, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 29,708 (?), accessed 8 Aug 2016.
  18. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFLX-KL6 ), entry for Stephen Turner household, 1870, Pedlar, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing page 82, family 627, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,132, accessed 2 Sep 2016.
  19. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCPN-MDL ), entry for Stephen Turner household, 1880, Pedlar, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 20, sheet 250B, household 198, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,255,353, accessed 2 Sep 2016.
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Stephen Henley Turner1

M, #849, b. 21 November 1810, d. 1889
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherHenley Turner2 b. 9 Oct 1787, d. 26 Oct 1829
MotherElizabeth Duke1 b. Apr 1790, d. 26 Jun 1832
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Susan A. T. Read b. 10 Dec 1810, d. 31 Dec 1851
Children
Last Edited23 Jul 2021
     Stephen Henley Turner was born on 21 November 1810, son of Henley Turner and Elizabeth Duke, in Warren County, North Carolina.1

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

     Stephen and Susan A. T. Read obtained a marriage bond on 12 May 1832 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, with Lewis G. Meacham as bondsman.3

     Clement Read, father of the bride gave consent to the marriage on 12 May 1832.3

     Stephen Henley Turner, 21, married Susan A. T. Read, 21, daughter of Clement Read and Elizabeth (--?--), on 17 May 1832 with Stephen Turner, minister, officiating at the marriage. The minister's return is dated June 18, 1832.1,3

     On 27 August 1832, Stephen H. Turner Administrator of Elizabeth Turner returned upon oath in open Court an Account of the Sale of the perishable Estate of his intestate which was ordered to be recorded. in Warren County, North Carolina.4

     In October 1833, Stephen H. Turner purchased 6 items from Bullock Store at Warren County, North Carolina.5

     In 1834, Elizabeth Turner's son, Stephen H. Turner, was ordered to produce an accounting of his mother's estate in Aug Court with which he complied in the same court in Warren County, North Carolina.6

     In 1834, he and others petitioned for a division of his father's estate land in Aug Court at Warren County.7

     In August 1834, Stephen H. Turner, administrator of the estate of Elizabeth Turner, dec'd, presented an accounting to this term of court at Warren County, North Carolina.8

     In February 1835, Henley Turner's land division was filed with the Court in Warren County, North Carolina. The division made on 26 Dec 1834 alloted land to his heirs: Henry Turner; Stephen H. Turner; James M. Turner; Susan Turner; Martha Jane; Mark C. Turner; Mathew D. Turner; all of whom were his siblings.9

     In 1839, he is appointed guardian of Henry and James M. Turner in Feb Court at Warren County.10

     In 1840, Stephen Henley Turner's guardian accounts of Henry and James M. Turner are ordered examined in Feb Court at Warren County. He filed a guardian account for Henry and James M. inh May Court, renewing his guardian bond in that court. The guardian accounts were ordered to be examined in May Court 1841 with the accounting filed in Aug Court. He renewed his guardian bond for his two wards in Feb Court 1842 when the guardian accounts were ordered settled. He filed guardian accounts in May Court. They were again ordered examined in Feb Court 1843 with an accounting filed in May Court.11

     In 1840, in November Court at Warren County , Peter Evans and his wife, Susanna, petitioned Henry Turner and James Turner for division of slaves. Service was noted to Stephen H. Turner as well.12

     In January 1841, Stephen Henley Turner is named Guardian of his younger brother, Henry Turner, at Warren County in the January Court Term.13

     On 31 May 1841, Stephen Henley Turner witnessed the will of Stephen Turner at Warren County, North Carolina.14

     In August 1841, State of North Carolina Warren County
Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions August Term 1841
     The last Will & testament of Stephen Turner decd, was [?] in open Court for probate, and was proven in due form of Law by Jones Mabry, Stephen H. Turner subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Whereupon Charles G. Turner one of the Excr. therein named qualified according to Law.
      Teste            M. J. Montgomery CLK
Warren County, North Carolina.15,16

     In 1844, he and others petitioned for a division of land in Nov Court at Warren County.17

     On 25 November 1844, he, along with a few others, is bonded as Administrator for [?] Turner's estate at Warren County.18

     In 1845, he and others petitioned for a division of land in Feb and May Courts at Warren County.19

     In 1855, Stephen's account as administrater of the estate of his brother-in-law, Peter J. Evans, were ordered examined in Aug Court and again in Feb Court 1856 at Warren County.20

     In 1878, there is a deed from S. H. Turner to R. R. Moss.21

     It is possible he conveyed on or about 15 Aug 1878 to R. R. Moss for $500, 52 acres on LIttle Nutbush Creek bounded by Moss & Mabry, along the Virginia line.22

     On 4 August 1880, it is possible this is the Stephen H. Turner who converyed to Horace Ellington for $200, 110 acres, 1/5th of a tract of 550 acres adjoining lands of Dr. Alfred Richard Moss, which may have cancelled a mortgage.22

     In 1881, there is a deed from S. H. Turner to James M. Burroughs.23

     In 1886, there is a deed from S. H. Turner to Horace Ellington which was cancelled.24

     He lived on a plantation of 540 acres (at the time his estate was divided) in Warren County, North Carolina, near Mr. Auburn Christian Church of Drewry, North Carolina. However, my reading of the county map shows this to be in what is now Vance County.

     He spent his last years near Middleburg, North Carolina in a home adjoining that of his son, Zachary T. Turner, where he died. Once again, I think it's now called Vance, not Warren, County.25

     Stephen Henley Turner died intestate in 1889 in Drewry, Warren County, North Carolina.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 27 Feb 2021.25,26

     On 4 December 1891, his son, Z. T. Turner was bonded as the administrator of his father's estate at Warren County, North Carolina.26

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840with one free white male under 5; one free white male between 5 and 10; one free white male between 15 and 20; two free white males between 20 and 30; one free white female under 5; one free white female between 5 and 10; one free white female between 20 and 30 years of ageWarren County, North Carolina27
185039 years of age. His brother, 27-year old Henry Turner, is living in his householdNutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina28
Farmer, with real estate valued at $3,000 (worth $82,794.12 in 2013 dollars)28
186049 years of ageWarren County, North Carolina29
Farmer with real estate valued at $4,200 and personal property worth $15,73029
187059 years of age and deafManson PO, Warren County, North Carolina30
Farmer with real estate valued at $13,600 [hard to read because it looks like a "B"] (worth $347,652.85 in 2013 dollars) and personal property worth $3,000 (worth $76,688.13 in 2013 dollars)30
188069 years of ageNutbush Township, Warren County, North Carolina31
Farmer31

Citations

  1. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009.
  2. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), pages 112-113; citing Will Book 32, page 293.
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  34. [S5766] "North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 23 Jul 2021, entry for Z T Turner and Bettie J Daniel, 4 Dec 1872, Warren County Marriage Licenses (1867-1964), image 954 of 18803; citing original data from the North Carolina County Registers of Deeds.
  35. [S6049] "North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 23 Jul 2021, entry for Zackery T Turner Sr, 15 Apr 1922, Middleburg, Vance County, Stamped 311, image 4 of 33.

Stephen Henley Turner1

M, #12478, b. 28 December 1875, d. 3 November 1939
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn Read Turner1 b. 6 Sep 1837, d. 27 Dec 1904
MotherIsabella Graham Lee1 b. 5 Nov 1841, d. 3 Dec 1877

Family

Florence Helene Wilson b. 4 Jan 1868, d. 22 Aug 1958
Child
Last Edited27 Feb 2021
     Stephen Henley Turner was born on 28 December 1875, son of John Read Turner and Isabella Graham Lee.1,2,3
     He was also known as Henley.4

     Stephen, 28, married Florence Helene Wilson, 36, on 16 February 1904.1

     Stephen Henley Turner died on 3 November 1939 at age 635,3 and was buried at Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1900as Henley, 24, single, and living in his father's householdPetersburg, Virginia4
Teacher4
191035 years of agePetersburg, Virginia6
Real Estate Agent6
192044 years of ageBronx Assembly District 8, Bronx County, New York7
Office Clerk for a Tobacco Company7
193054 years of age and married at the age of 28Bronx, Bronx County, New York8
Clerk in a Tobacco Company8

Citations

  1. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009, the original has been digitized and is available at the NC Archives Digital Repository at http://digitalstatelibnc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p15012coll1&CISOPTR=3054&REC=4
  2. [S3776] Turner Family, photocopy, Mss6:4 T8597:9, Virginia Historical Society Library, Richmond, Virginia, although this file primarily contains a transcription of Susannah Hamner Turner's Bible, it also contains 5 photocopies of pages from an unidentified bible dated 1870 herein cited giving place of birth.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 16 Jun 2016, memorial page for Stephen Henley Turner (1875-1939) at memorial page... Maintained by Mandy G; citing Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia.
  4. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMJG-C9F ): accessed 28 Jul 2016), John R Turner, Petersburg city Ward 2, Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States; citing sheet 2B, family 29, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,736.
  5. [S3776] Turner Family, photocopy Virginia Historical Society Library, although this file primarily contains a transcription of Susannah Hamner Turner's Bible, it also contains 5 photocopies of pages from an unidentified bible dated 1870 herein cited.
  6. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPG7-MS4 ), entry for S H Turner, 1910, Petersburg Ward 2, Petersburg (Independent City), Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 77, sheet 10A, household 112, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,654, accessed 3 Aug 2016.
  7. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 2 Oct 2019, entry for Stephen H Turner, 1920, Bronx, New York; citing page 9A, Roll 'T625_1142, image 17 of 30; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.
  8. [S5996] "1930 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.Com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 2 Oct 2019, entry for Stephen H Turner, 1930, Bronx, Bronx, New York; citing page 19A, FHL Microfilm 2,341,224, image 35 of 59; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Stephen Leonidas Turner1,2

M, #26015, b. 17 June 1840, d. 31 August 1886
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherThomas Turner1 b. 15 Jul 1809, d. 14 Oct 1871
MotherPenelope S. Cartwright1 b. 30 Sep 1813, d. 9 Aug 1888
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Mary Elizabeth Bryan b. Jan 1843, d. 12 Jul 1922
Children
Last Edited8 Sep 2021
     Stephen Leonidas Turner was born on 17 June 1840, son of Thomas Turner and Penelope S. Cartwright, in Wilson County, Tennessee.1,2

     Stephen began military service on 20 May 1861 at Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, by enlisting for a period of 12 months for service during the Civil War.3

     He was present on the Company Muster roll for Jul-Aug 1861.4,3

     During the months of September and October, 1861, he was absent sick at Healing Springs, Virginia, He returned to duty for November and December.5

     He was present on the Company Muster Roll for Nov-Dec 1861 and Dec 31 to Apr 30, 1862.6

     On 31 August 1862, he was discharged by reason of Surgeon's certificate of disability. The surgeon's certificate (dated 23 Jul 1862) explains he is incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of stiffness of the fingers of both hands, caused by gun shot wound of the right hand and left arm. He is described as being 22 years of age, 6 feet, one inch high, fair complexion, hazel eyes and light hair.7

     On 26 April 1863, he was captured at Glenwood, Tennessee, but claimed to be discharged, and sent on May 7 to the military prison at Louisville, Kentucky. He was discharged 20 May 1863.8

     Stephen, 27, married Mary Elizabeth Bryan, 24, in December 1867 in Wilson County, Tennessee.9

     Stephen Leonidas Turner died on 31 August 1886 at age 462 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185010 years of ageDistrict 11, Wilson County, Tennessee1
186020 years of ageDistrict 11, Wilson County, Tennessee10
Farmer10
187030 years of ageBrownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee11
Lawyer with real estate valued at $2,000 and personal property worth $50011
188039 years of age. Also living in his household were: M. Henderson, orphan, age 14; and, Peter Taylor, age 29, servant, BlackBrownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee12
Lawyer12

Citations

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  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Jan 2021, memorial page for Stephen Leonidas Turner (1840-1886) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by J Patterson, maintained by J Patterson; citing Oakwood Cemetery, Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee.
  3. [S6574] Stephen L. Turner, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Tennessee (Washington, D. C.: NARA), Publication No. M268, Record Group 109, Roll 0149; digitized and made available by Fold3.com, copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/68829459, page 2; accessed 6 Jul 2021. Because Fold3 is a subscription site, it is not possible to link to it directly from my site. Instead, if you have a subscription, log on to your account, copy the highlighted link, and paste into the Fold3 address space.
  4. [S6169] "U. S., Civil War Soldiers , 1861-1865," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 6 Jul 2021, entry for Stephen L. Turner, Company H, 7th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry, Film M231, roll 44.
  5. [S6574] Stephen L. Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/68829459, page 3, accessed 6 Jul 2021.
  6. [S6574] Stephen L. Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/68829459, pages 4-5; accessed 6 Jul 2021.
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  9. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 6 Jul 2021, entry for Stephen L Turner and Mary E Bryan, Dec 1867, Wilson County Jan 1838-Dec 1884, page 500, image 383 of 846; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  10. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 16 Apr 2021), Thomas Turner, 1860, Wilson, Tennessee; citing page 344, family 763, FHL microfilm 805,280.
  11. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 6 Jul 2021, entry for S L Turner, 1870, Brownsville, Haywood, Tennessee; citing roll M593_1536, page 383A, family (all on page are numbered 1), image 53 of 62; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  12. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 17 of 51 ), entry for S. L. Turner, 1880, Brownsville, Haywood, Tennessee; citing roll 1261, page 166A, family 154, accessed 6 Jul 2021.
  13. [S6112] "California, Death Index, 1940-1997," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 6 Jul 2021, entry for William Bradford Turner, 5 Jul 1951, Los Angeles. Only surname of father.
  14. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 6 Jul 2021), Mary E Turner, 1900, Downey, Los Angeles, California; citing page 4, family 73, FHL Microfilm 1,240,091.