Stephen Leonidos Turner1

M, #26467, b. 3 December 1874, d. 2 August 1961
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Leonidas Turner2 b. 17 Jun 1840, d. 31 Aug 1886
MotherMary Elizabeth Bryan2 b. Jan 1843, d. 12 Jul 1922
Last Edited7 Jul 2021
     Stephen Leonidos Turner was born on 3 December 1874, son of Stephen Leonidas Turner and Mary Elizabeth Bryan, in Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee.1

     In 1887, he moved to California with his mother and siblings to California.3

     His memorial page lists three children, but no wife: Stephen Crawford Turner (1905-1988); Mary Katherine Turner Palmer (1908-1975) and Alva Bryan Turner, (1911-2000). Nor can I find a marriage record for him as of 7 Jul 2021.1

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

     On 6 July 1951, William B. Turner's obituary names his surviving brother, Stephen L. Turner of Glendale.3

     Stephen Leonidos Turner died on 2 August 1961 at age 86 in Los Angeles County, California,1 and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18805 years of ageBrownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 17 Apr 2021, memorial page for Stephen Leonidos Turner (1874-1961) at memorial page... Maintained by Find a Grave, originally created by Chris Mills; citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California.
  2. [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.
  3. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 6 Jul 2021, entry for William B. Turner, The Pomona Progress Bulletin (Pomona, California), 6 Jul 1951, page 17, image 17 of 18.
  4. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Thomas Taylor Turner, The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California), 23 Aug 1930, page 14, image 14 of 28.

Stephen R. Turner1

M, #835
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1 b. 31 Aug 1766, d. b May 1834
MotherJoannah Rives b. 1765, d. b Feb 1837
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     In May 1835, the land of Terisha Turner, dec'd, was alloted to his heirs in this term of Court in Warren County, North Carolina. Heirs named: Terisha Turner; Stephen R. Turner; Reaves Turner; Martha Williams; Susanna Stephens' heirs; Ellenora White; John Stephens by right of his wife Susanah (I thought her husband was Asa?); Thomas White by right of his wife.2

     There was a Stephen R. Turner enumerated in 1850 and 1860 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, but there's no way to know if it's the right man.

Citations

  1. [S6415] "Warren County, North Carolina: Record of Willls, Accounts, Inventories, and Settlements, 1830-1837," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Terisha Turner, dec'd, 1835, vol. 35, pages 117-119|images 665-666 of 831 : accessed 2 Jan 2021, unknown cd3.
  2. [S6415] "Warren Co., NC Wills, Accts., v. 33-35, 1830-1837," FamilySearch, Terisha Turner, dec'd, 1835, vol. 35, pages 117-119 at Provo, Utah, accessed 2 Jan 2021, images 665-666 of 831.

Stephen T. Turner1

M, #18782, b. circa 1834
RelationshipGreat-grandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn F. Turner1 b. 30 Apr 1798, d. 11 Oct 1880
MotherSarah A. Tryall1 b. 5 Jul 1798, d. 13 Mar 1881
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     Stephen T. Turner was born circa 1834, son of John F. Turner and Sarah A. Tryall, in Virginia.1

     I can find nothing further about him as of 28 Jun 2021.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185016 years of ageCuivre Township, Pike County, Missouri1
Farmer1

Citations

  1. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 21 Sep 2020, entry for John F Turner, 1850, Cuivre, Pike, Missouri; citing roll 409, page 171A, family 143, image 12 of 40; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.

Rev. Stephen Williamson Turner1

M, #260, b. 21 March 1842, d. 16 May 1916
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherCharles Granderson Turner2 b. 17 Feb 1817, d. 30 Jan 1880
MotherSarah Williamson Rainey3 b. 29 Oct 1815, d. 7 Oct 1888
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

Loudie Williams b. 2 Apr 1843, d. 20 Oct 1869
Child

Family 2

Dora Anna Shuford b. 17 Sep 1850, d. 22 Mar 1916
Children
Last Edited24 Jan 2022
     Stephen Williamson Turner was born on 21 March 1842 in Warrenton, Warren County, North Carolina.4,5

     From the time he was five, Stephen lived in Marengo, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, until he joined the Confederate Army. This area cannot be located on Google Maps, apparently it was close to La Crosse in Mecklenburg County.6

     He was a Methodist. "The Sardis Methodist Church in Marengo, now La Crosse, Mecklenburg County, was important to the Rainey and later the Turner family. It was located a short distance away from the Williamson Rainey home on the Bracy Road. This is the church where Stephen Williamson Turner 'got religion.' The Methodist Church played a very important part in his life and in the life of his son, Neal. Stephen would have known the second version of the church, but not the present one (built in 1911). . ..

     According to Grady Turner (his grandson), Stephen and some of his cousins joined the Confederate army at Tanner's Store near LaCrosse."7

     A biography of him prepared by for a 1916 Methodist conference states he was fifteen at the time he joined the Sardis Church under the ministry of Rev. J. W. Blincoe.8

     In 1858, in the fall, Stephen signed the following pledge, "I hereby solemnly promise on my oath and honor to observe and obey all the By-Laws and Regulations of Emory & Henry College." His age is listed as 16 and his father also signed at Tanner's Store.9 (Although I don't have the specific page number from the Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Emory and Henry College for 1859, he should be listed as a Freshman. This college was founded in 1836 and is the oldest institute of higher learning in southwest Virginia.)

     Between 1859 and 1860, Stephen was a member of the Freshman class 10 while his brother, Benjamin, was a Sophomore at Emory & Henry College, Emory, Washington County, Virginia.11

     Between 1860 and 1861, he continued as a student in Emory and Henry College as a Sophomore.12

     Before 1861, "Dad's youth was spent mostly as a farm boy in Warren County, North Carolina, and Mecklenburg County, Virginia. He attended Old Doyle School until fifteen, when he entered Emory & Henry College and attended two terms. The following year he taught at the Old Doyle School. "13

     In an undated letter from Grady Turner to Ann Cook, undated, he writes that this school was located near Bracey, Virginia. He also states that Stephen attended two years and part of a third at Emory & Henry College, but left to join the Confederate Army.

     Grady writes, ""When Dad (Stephen W. Turner) was quite small, his parents moved over the State line into Mecklenburg County, Virginia, near Boydton. I found that house and also the little church where Dad 'got religion' and also Tanner's Store where, upstairs, Dad joined the Masonic Lodge and downstairs where he enlisted in the Mecklenberg (sic) Spartans, later Co. B., 56th Virginia Infantry . . . ."13

     Rev. Stephen Williamson Turner began military service on 22 June 1861 by enlisting as a 2nd Lieutenant in Company B, Virginia 56th Infantry, for a period of 12 months, at Tanner's Store, Mecklenburg County, Virginia.14

     According to Grady Turner, Stephen's grandson, Stephen and some of his cousins joined the Confederate army near LaCrosse, Virginia. 15 In the cited source, Grady told the author that his father "signed the muster roll beneath a giant, shady, oak tree in the front yard of Tanner's Store in Mecklenburg County, Virginia."16

     On 23 Sep 1932, Grady T. Turner wrote the War Department the following: "Tanner's Store was a post office in 1861 but the name of the community is now La Crosse, Va, which is also a post office. Tanner's Store is still standing altho it is now used as a residence."17

     From his report on SW Turner C.S.A., Grady Turner writes: "Stephen Williamson Turner, enlisted June 22, 1861, in the Mecklenburg Spartans (56th Virginia Infantry, Company B), at Tanner's Store, Mecklenburg County, Virginia. The Company was in (sic) command of Captain George W. Davis and Lieut. Turner was elected Second Lieutenant.

     The Company was ordered to Richmond, where it went into training at the Fair Grounds, and became Company B, 56th Virginia, commanded by Colonel William D. Stuart. Before leaving for Richmond, the Spartans were given a farewell picnic and presented a flag. In my research, I was fortunate in meeting the lady, who as a young girl had made the presentation and had gone to school with my Father. She remarked, 'The boys looked so handsome in their new Butternut uniforms.
'"13

          A payment voucher and statement shows he was paid from 15 Jul to 31 Aug, 1861 a total of $125.18

          On the Muster Roll of Company B, 56 Regiment Virginia Infantry, Stephen is shown as present for September and October, 1861, as well as having last been paid as of 1 Sep.19

     On 31 October 1861, a Payment Voucher and Statement show he was paid $80 (worth $2014.79 in 2012 dollars assuming he was not paid in Confederate dollars this early) for the month of October.20

     On 23 November 1861, "Rec'd of Capt. R. B. Powers sixteen hundred 20/100 dollars for Capt. Davis.
               S. W. Turner
               Lieut Co. B 56th Va Regt.21

     On 30 November 1861, a payment account shows he was paid $80 from the end of October to the end of November for one month's service. A voucher shows he received payment.22

     On 16 February 1862, he was captured at Fort Donelson as shown by his name appearing on a Roll of Prisoners of War at Camp Chase, Ohio. He appears on a Memorandum of commissioned officers of 56th Virginia Regiment, prisoners of war, for transportation from Indianapolis, Indiana to Columbus, Ohio, to be delivered to the commanding officer at that place, March 4, 1862. His service record shows he was transferred to Johnsons Island 10 Apr 1862. 23

     His grandson, Grady, explains this prison was located in Sandusky Bar, Lake Erie, Ohio.

     I have a certificate that states Stephen Williamson Turner, 2nd Lieutenant of the 56th Virginia, Co. B is recorded as a Prisoner of War at the Johnson's Island Prisoner of War Depot located in Sandusky Bay, Lake Erie, Ohio. It shows he was captured on February 16, 1862, arrived at Johnson's Island on April 9, 1862 and was transferred on September 1, 1862 to Vicksburg.24

     From his son, comes the following, "At the Battle of Fort Donaldson (sic), the Company Commander became Regimental Commander and Dad was left in charge of Company B. I well recall his telling me how they surprised the "Yankees" while they were eating breakfast and gave them a good whipping. Dad always insisted, 'The South was never whipped, they wore themselves out whipping the Yankees.'

     "Fort Donaldson (sic) surrendered, but before General Grant could completely take over, many of the Confederates managed to escape on foot, on horseback and by water. Dad was in charge of loading troops aboard ship to escape, when orders came to 'hurry.' The boat took off without even pulling the gang plank. Many of the soldiers fell into the water and Dad was left on the dock to become a prisoner."

     "Along with other line officers, Dad was sent to an officers prison camp on Johnson's Island in Lake Erie, near Sanduskey (sic), Ohio. Faced with the possibility of going "stir crazy", Dad volunteered to cook. His first attempt, lacking any knowledge of the culinary art, turned out a flop. He cooked rice and it wasn't long before every utinsel (sic) in the kitchen was full of rice and the men ate rice until they were blue in the face. Dad took much ribbing over this. His seven months in prison make quite a story but to tell that would take too long and take us away from 'how he came to Texas.'"25

     In another account, Grady reports, "Early in 1862, the 56th became part of General John B. Floyd's command and was ordered to Ft. Donelson. In the reorganization of the army, for the defense of Ft. Donelson, Captain Davis was advanced to command of the 56th because Col. Stuart was sick in Richmond and Lieut. Turner became commander of Company B, and commanded it in the Battle.

     When the Garrison surrendered, Lieut. Turner was in charge of the attempt of the 56th to escape by boat, when orders came to 'Hurry.' The boat pulled out without even pulling in the gangplank and the soldiers boarding were dumped into the river. Lieut. Turner was captured and taken first to Camp Chase, Ohio, where the Field Officers were separated form the Line Officers; the Field Officers being sent to Ft. Warren, Massachusetts and the Line Officers sent to another officer's prison camp on Johnson's Island, opposite Sanduskey, Ohio. (In an undated letter, Grady Turner says he "researched records in the Adjutant's General's office in Washington where he learned his father was kept prisoner for nearly nine months on Johnson's Island. He states he found a book written by Colonel Barbiere, who was a prisoner at the same time and who lists Stephen as a fellow prisoner, also recounting many experiences Grady remembers his father telling. Grady later made contact with this man's son and obtained a copy of the book after some difficulty.") 17

     Johnson's Island was selected by the Union Army as a prison site because he was located in Sandusky Bay of Lake Erie, near Sandusky, Ohio. The island was small - about one-half mile across by one mile in length - and would present problems for any prisoner attempting to escape. Federal officials intended to house nearly 3,000 prisoners, but it is likely that at least 10,000 men spent time there. Of those men, approximately 300 died at camp, most from disease. Additional men perished trying to escape the camp or from the harsh winters on Lake Erie. while life was hard there, it is important to note that conditions here were better than those at other Northern or Southern military prisons, primarily because only officers were houses there. Many came from wealthy backgrounds and received financial assistance from their families. Also, Northern officials believed officers were deserving of kinder treatment than enlisted men because of their standing in society. Federal officials removed Johnson Island's original warden, former Sandusky mayor William Piersonk, for abusing prisoners in January 1864.

     In the cover letter accompanying the sketch on "How the Turners Came to Texas," Grady Turner writes, "Dad was in Floyd's Brigade at the Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee and was captured and taken to an officers prison on Johnson's Island, Lake Erie, opposite Sandusky, Ohio. While there he met some officers from the 7th Texas and he must have taken quite a shine to them for when he was exchanged he came to Texas with them instead of going back to Virginia to rejoin his Regiment. For the remainder of the War he was with Texas units at Velasco, Texas."13 [Returning to Virginia after his release in Vicksburg would have been difficult for several reasons. Transport was difficult to arrange, Stephen probably had little money and, without friends or family in the states along the way, he probably would have found the journey back to his regiment extremely difficult.]

     In his memoir about his imprisonment at Camp Chase and Johnson's Island, Joseph Barbiere recounts tales that Grady reported having remembered his father recount. I believe the recounting of the death of Lt. Gibson to be one of them. For the most part Barbiere speaks of other men from his state of Tennessee. The italics in the accounts below are those of Joseph Barbiere.

     " A prison mess is not like that of an army or ship's mess, of some few members, but contains from sixty to one hundred. They sleep in two large rooms, in bunks, called with us single, but in our prison two were forced into each; they are three tiers high, the uppermost barely permitting the occupant to turn over without brushing the ceiling. One dining-room, one side of which is arranged with bunks, which renders eating at times, disagreeable to a man of sensitive olfactories." He goes on to describe his mess: "In our room there are ten bare plank tables, each adorned with ten tin plates, an equal number of tin-cups, two-pronged forks, a dull knife, and an iron spoon, a chunk of bread about the size of your fist, to each plate, which allowance is all you get at that meal. In the centre of the table is the meal allowance for ten men, seven and a half pounds of fat, if bacon, and twelve and a half pounds of mostly bone, if beef. Coffee is poured into your cups previous to meals, to cool, which it generally does quite effectively. You stand up to eat, and don't waste time at the table. breakfast at six, dinner at half-past eleven, and supper at half-past five, P. M. We retire to our quarters at 'retreat,' and blow out our lights at 'taps,' the former beat (sic) at sundown, the latter at ten, P. M., and then all is quiet, until the treadmill of daily movements begins with the next day's sun."26

     "Lieutenant Gibson, of the eleventh Arkansas Regiment, Volunteers, was murdered to-day by a sentinel, whom, I learn, did the shooting wilfully and maliciously. An order, that would have put a Caligula or Nero to the blush, had been published by the hypocritical and contemptible Pierson, to the effect, that all prisoners should retire to their quarters at retreat, which was at sundown, the only period of the day, that it was possible to be comfortable, crowding us into a suffocating room, to the number of fifty in ours, three bunks high, and reaching to the ceiling, two in a bunk. One tin pan for us to wash out of; and the straw of our beds changed, not at all in our room. I don't know of the other messes. Yet they say we are well treated. Lieutenant Gibson, as all of us, obeyed the orders of the petty despot; yet this poor fellow fell a victim, as some one must be shot, at intervals, to advertise the crew, (a majority of them) of that Hessian battalion (Hoffman's) so they could play the feather-bed warriors, while the gallant soldiers of the United States were at the front. It may have been different at other pens, but I never knew an old soldier to maltreat a prisoner. Courage and humanity, are synonymous, and the coward is always cruel. Lieutenant Gibson had been spending the afternoon with a comrade, some twenty steps from his quarters, and on hearing the signal for retreat, hastily returned to his room, and had one foot on the threshold, when the assassin hailed him with the expletive, 'You d__d rebel, go back to your quarters.' 'I'm going to them now; these are my quarters,' stopping for a moment to answer the sentinel, who had his gun leveled at him. 'Go back to your quarters, I tell you, you d---d rebel.' Lieutenant Gibson, whose body was inclined towards the sentinel, turned to step in, and without warning, was shot down; the entire charge, a double one, entering his body. This act of cruelty and crime, places the miscreant, who has proved himself a willing tool, in the line of promotion."

     "Since writing the above, we learn that the author of this damnable outrage, has been promoted to a sergeantey."27

     "Thirty feet from the wall around the entire prison, is an imaginary line, called the dead-line, yet on one side the sinks /[toilet facilities/] are not ten feet from the wall, and it was while going to his quarters from one of them, that Captain Meadows was shot down, an account of which is given in another 'scrap.'"28

     "We have thirty-two officers in prison from Texas. . . . . are a distinguished body of officers, who will make their mark, whenever time and place offers an opportunity."29 These must have been the men who impressed Stephen enough that he joined them in Texas. They appear to all be from various companies of the Texas 7th Infantry Regiment.30

          His name appears on a Register containing Rosters of Commissioned Officers, Provisional Army Confederate States, showing his appointment 15 Jul 1861 and that he was dropped from the roll 5 May 1862 (after his capture).31

     On 1 September 1862, his name appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War at Johnson's Island, Ottawa County, Ohio, dated Headquarters Hoffman Battalion, Depot Prisoners of War, near Sandusky, Ohio. 32

     From his son comes the following account, "While in prison, Dad met quite a number of officers from Texas, mostly from the 7th (Regiment) Texas. He must have become very much attached to them because when exchanged at Vicksburg, instead of returning to Virginia, to rejoin his regiment, Dad came to Texas with his new found friends. This decision, in all probability, had a profound influence on the 'future' Turner Family, for had he rejoined the 56th, it should be recalled that this regiment was part of General Pickett's Brigade, that was practically decimated at Gettysburg."13

     According to biographical information provided by his son, Grady Turner, Stephen joined the 13th Infantry, Company B, after a prisoner exchange in Vicksburg on September 20, 186217 which is confirmed by his pension application, in which he refers to Company B, Bate's Reg. Infantry.

     From May to September, 1863, he served under Col. Bates in the Thirteenth Infantry which served in Louisiana under Maj. General Richard Taylor. I do not believe this is accurate at all.33

     On 9 July 1863, In his will, Benjamin Franklin Turner names his mother, Sarah W. Turner and his brother, S. W. Turner as Executor.34

     Stephen and Loudie Williams obtained a marriage license on 29 March 1864 at Tyler, Smith County, Texas.35

     Rev. Stephen Williamson Turner, 22, married Loudie Williams, 20 on 29 March 1864 at Tyler, Smith County, Texas. She is said to have been the sister of a Texas Lieutenant.36

     In November 1864, he's on a Regimental Return as Pvt., Co. H, 13th Regiment Texas Infantry with an almost unreadable notation under Enlisted men on Extra or Daily Duty: "as Sergt. Maj. since Nov. 1, 64"

     On the Regimental Return for Dec, it's noted that the he had been absent with leave in Smith County, (possibly 60) days since (of ?) Dec 64.37

     In a cover letter accompanying his sketch on how the Turners came to Texas, Grady Turner writes, "In Washington, I obtained a photostatic copy of two of Dad's Pay Vouchers as a 2nd Lieut. in the 56th Virginia Infantry and other papers. I also have a tintype of dad in his Confederate uniform."13

     "TURNER, STEPHEN W; enl. 6/22/1861 Co. B. of the 56th Virginia Infantry in Mecklenburg, 2nd Lt; present 9-10-1861; appointed 2nd Lt. 7/15/1861; In command of Col in Russellville, Ky. 2/4/1862; POW Ft. Donelson - confined Camp Chase and Johnson's Island 4/10/1862 - sent to Vicksburg for exchange 9/1/1862 - exchanged 11/8/1862; dropped as 2nd Lt. 5/5/1862. went to Texas after his exchange with members of the 7th Texas who had been POWs with him - joined Chambers Battalion and 13th Texas Inf; born: Warren County, N.C. to Charles Granderson and Sara Rainey Turner; lived in Marengo, Mecklenburg Co. from age 5 until war started; entered Emory and Henry College at age 15 - taught school in Mecklenburg; settled in Smith Co., Texas after war; married Dora Ann Shuford Long 2/10/1874 in Tyler, Texas - 7 boys and 2 girls; founded Commercial Department at Polytechnic College, Fort Worth, Texas 1895 and taught there; also taught Latin and Greek at Weatherford College, Weatherford, Texas; tax assessor for Smith Co., 2 terms; minister in Methodist Church 50 years; got pension from Texas; died 5/22/1916 Cisco, Texas. Burial: Gatesville, Texas."38

     This book also has a photograph of Stephen as a young 2nd Lt. It doesn't note when it was submitted, but the book also mentions getting information from a manuscript of a book which Grady Turner wrote in 1931. Attempts are being made by Vernon Drewa to locate the book and photograph for inclusion in our respective genealogies.

     In March 1865, he's listed on the Regimental Return in Co H, 13th Regiment Texas Infantry as acting Sergt. Major.39

     In April 1865, he's listed as S. W. Turner, Pvt. in Co H, 13th Regiment Texas Infantry on a Regimental Return and is acting adjutant.40

     Stephen ended military service on 26 May 1865 Velasco, Brazoria County, Texas.41

     After 26 May 1865, "after the War, he settled in Tyler and taught school. Since his parents were now land poor, Dad went back to Virginia and brought them to Texas. Some of the slaves came along with them and (their) shanties, to keep out the cold, were papered with Confederate money. Wish some of it had been kept. The South just might 'Rise Again.'

     During most of the time, Dad taught school in Tyler."

     In 1989, Grady Turner writes, "The War had ruined Stephen Turner's parents, so he went back to Virginia and brought them to Texas, where they settled nearly Tyler, Texas. Some of the former slaves came with them and the cracks in the 'shanties' were papered over with Confederate money."

     In a cover letter to the one with the sketch on how the Turners came to Texas Grady writes, "When the War was over, he went back to Virginia and brought his Mother and Father to Texas. Before the War his parents were very wealthy people but the War left them with lots of 'acreage' and nothing but Confederate money to pay the taxes [in an undated letter, Grady includes the fact that his grandparents were ruined by the War and left with nothing on which to live]. My older Brothers and Sisters tell me that a number of the slaves came to Texas with them and much of the money was used to cover the cracks in the negro shanties.

     Dad's Brother, Ben also came to Texas and spent the rest of his life here. My Grandparents and Uncle Ben are buried at Tyler, Texas."13,17

     "He was twice elected Tax Assessor of Smith County and also debated the Prohibition question with Cone Johnson and other important politicians.13 In 1873 he was elected to the position of County Superintendent of public instruction, but resigned this position in the fall to enter the ministry of the Methodist Church.42 He was ordained to preach and was assigned to Palestine, later Henderson and then Tyler. "

     In his cover letter accompanying his sketch on how the Turners came to Texas, Grady writes "After the War he became Tax Assessor for Smith County and served two terms. Later he entered the ministry. He was also a professor at Polytechnic College, Fort Worth and from there he went to Weatherford College to teach Greek and Latin."13

     Rev. Stephen Williamson Turner and Dora Anna Long obtained a marriage license on 10 February 1874 at Tyler, Smith County, Texas43Stephen, 31, married Dora Anna Long, 23, daughter of Dr. Quincy Adams Shuford and Julia Ann Petty, on 10 February 1874 at Tyler, Smith County, Texas.1,44

     On 6 July 1875, Stephen petitioned to become executor of his brother's estate in Smith County, Texas.45

     Between 1877 and 1883, Rev. S. W. Turner was Curator on the Southwestern University Board. He is listed for an 8-year term. Six of those years (1877-1882) he is listed from Henderson, Texas. In 1883, he's listed from Tyler, Texas. The term appears to mean overseer, manager or guardian.46

     In 1882, he represented the East Texas Conference (of Methodists) in the General Conference.47

     On 25 June 1887, S. W. Turner delivered the address to the Tyler District Conference of the Methodist Church.48

     The family gathered for this photograph, probably around 1887.

     In 1889, "Dad took a leave of absence from the church, because of ill health, and settled on a section of land in Wilbarger County. While here he organized and built the first Methodist Church at Tolbert, Wilbarger County, Texas,and became the first pastor. Lumber for the Church was brought, by rail, from Dad's Lumber Mill near Gilmer, to Vernon and hauled overland from there to Tolbert. It was near here that Cynthia Parker (originally captured from her family in May 1836) was captured from the Indians by Texas Rangers, after her husband, Chief Nocona, was killed (Dec 1860)."13

     On 9 July 1891, a report was published on this date in the Texas Christian Advocate with respect to the Tyler District Conference of the Methodist Church being held at the time: ". . . . Rev. S. W. Turner, Financial Agent of Southwestern University, was with us and proved himself a master workman, on the platform and in the pulpit as one of our greatest educators."49

     "The Cyclone of October 29, 1893, which killed twenty-eight persons and destroyed property worth $100.00, was still fresh in the minds of the people and, while I was only about four, I recall how the wind blew a wheat straw into a 2 x 4 in the Church.

     Most everyone had a storm cellar and every time a storm cloud came up, we were hustled into ours. Mother kept it stocked with food and bed linens, at all times. We would spend the night there and I have a vivid recollection of Dad from time to time, going up the stairway, raising the heavy door and peeking out, to try and determine the status of the 'would-be storm.'

     Fortunately, there was no repeat."50

     In 1894, "Dad sold the Wilbarger County farm and moved to Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, where the children could have educational advantages. Dad was a professor at Polytechnic College and, I believe, organized the Business School."13

     Later he taught Greek and Latin" at Weatherford College, Weatherford.13

     In 1897, "Dad again felt the call to preach; and was readmitted to the Church and assigned"13 to Cisco. (In an undated enclosure, Grady says his father was assigned by the Northwest Conference of the Methodist Church-South to Cisco in November 1898.)50

"From Cisco, we went to Quanah in 1900 and it was here I first saw the Great Quanah Parker, who came to Quanah for most festive occasions.13

     From Quanah, Dad was transferred to Hewitt, again to build a church. While the church and parsonage were being built, we lived in Waco."13

     "From Hewitt, we went to Gatesville, Dad was the Presiding Elder of the District and we were here from 1902 to 1906. In those days, the railroad ended at Gatesville and beyond there was very wild country, populated mostly with desperate characters hiding from the law. When Dad was preparing to make his first trip out in the District, he was warned about the dangers. It did not bother Dad and it wasn't long before many of these desperate men were his friends and some even came to hear him preach. Those fried chicken dinners on the Church ground were great."13 "Our next stop was Midlothian. Here after four years, Dad retired in 1910 and we moved to Dallas, where Dad was authorized by the Methodist Church to organize the Texas Tract Society, a sort of 'propaganda' concern."13

     "From here Dad's activity slowed considerably. Mother passed away in Gatesville on March 22, 1916 and, two months later, to the day, May 22, 1916 Dad went on to his reward.

     If this little sketchy story has been of any help to the remaining Turners in bringing out the many activities of Stephen Williamson Turner and how the Civil War and friendly Texas Confederate prisoners influenced his coming to Texas, I will feel my efforts have been worthwhile."51

     Edith Turner Wren (his granddaughter) remembers this story on her grandfather:

          "My grandfather also enjoyed a good joke. One time, after several black men had raided his watermelon patch and stolen his melons, he decided to teach them a lesson. He had cut down several trees, leaving some stumps about 1 1/2 or 2 feet tall. One night he hid behind a tree that was left, with a broom and white sheet. That night when the Negroes came again to help themselves to some melons, my grandfather, who was over 6 feet tall, held the broom, covered with the sheet above his head, and walked out from behind the tree. It was a moonlit night, and when the intruders saw him - - they scattered in all directions - - hitting most of the stumps as they ran - - making all kinds of moans and groans. From that night, no more watermelons disappeared."52

     On 30 August 1913, a Soldier's Application for a Pension, No. 22649 was filed by S. W. Turner and approved September 1, 1913, with the pension allowed from December 1, 1913. In his application, Stephen states he was discharged June 1865 at Velasco, Texas after surrender of TransMississippi Dept.

     He further states at filing that he is 71 1/2, born in Warren County, N.C., resided in Texas for 49 years, and was currently residing in Dallas County. He stated he'd lived there since Oct. 6, 1910. He describes his occupation as a minister. He stated he's enlisted May 1861 in Co. B. 56th Virginia Infantry and last one Co. B, Bale's Regiment Infantry. In describing his transfer, his writing is very hard to read, but I believe it says "56th Va. Inf. was a 12 mos Reg. I with others of my Co. was captured at Ft. Donelson Tenn. 16th February 1862 and in prison when Regt. reorganized. I had been (?) 2nd Lieut. was of (?) left out in reorganization." He then states he was "Sr. ? 2nd Lieut. I came to Texas after release from Prison and enlisted in Co. B Balte's Regt as above stated."
Witnesses were H. H. Rowland and Geo. G. Burniss (unsure of name due to writing) who swore on September 10, 1913, they knew S. W. Turner had been a bona fide resident of Texas prior to January 1, 1900.

     Alfred Loftice (unsure of spelling due to handwriting) swore in an affidavit that "he personally knows that applicant served in the Confederate army as claimed by him. That he saw (?) the army during the war and knows that he served." "S. C. Niblack states on oath that he was in the same regiment with the applicant and (?) of his own firsthand knowledge that applicant served in the Confederate Army for more than 12 months, made a good soldier and never deserted." Both these affidavits were sworn on September 10, 1912.

     Finally, H. M. Elliston, State and County Assessor of Dallas County certified that S. W. Turner is charged on the land and personal property rolls of said county with estate, real personal and mixed, at the assessed value of None dollars on September 26, 1913.

     In a brief note from the War Department, The Adjutant General's Office, Washington, September 9, 1913, "The records of this office show that Stephen W. Turner, 2d lieutenant, Company B, 56th Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army, enlisted June 22, 1861, at Tanner's Store; that, as S. W. Turner, he was captured at Ft. Donelson, February 16, 1862; that he was confined at Johnston's Island, Ohio, and that he was exchanged at Vicksburg, Mississippi, September 20, 1862. No later record of him has been found.
               Signed H. O. P. Heinland.53

     In 1914, there was a family reunion during which the family gathered for this photograph. An unknown newspapers on an unknown date published an account of the reunion (found by Vernon Drewa while aiding in the restoration of artifacts from the basement of the Smith County, Courthouse). The reverse side has a date of Jun 1, but no year. The reunion was held in Corsicana where Rev. Neal W. Turner was posted in 1911. Thirty-five people attended.54

     Rev. Stephen Williamson Turner died on 16 May 1916 at age 74 in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. I've been unable to locate his death certificate on either FamilySearch, Footnote or Ancestry.com. No manner of searching on name variations, by county (Coryell, Ellis, and Eastland), or even by year, has proved successful. His wife had a death certificate in March of 1916 (was listed as S. W. Turner and initially as male, but the certificate was corrected) and another Turner died in 1917 so one can't assume the courthouse burned. However, his tombstone says he died 22 May 1916.55

     He was buried in Masonic Cemetery, Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas.      
The inscription reads (his side):
          "TURNER
     FATHER
          REV. STEPHEN
          W. TURNER
          MAR. 21, 1842
          MAY 22, 1916"

     This cemetery is not listed by Google Maps, but can be found on the map at the corner of E. Main St. and N. 22nd St.5

     He is also reported to have died on 22 May 1916.5,6,56

     His estate was probated on 20 June 1916 in Ellis County, Texas, with H. A. Turner appointed as the temporary administrator. Bond was fixed at $3,000 and approved with C. P. Ledbetter, Sam Sparks and Geo. W. Walling, Jr. as sureties. The final report of the administrator was approved and ordered recorded on 22 Mar 1917.56,57,58

     "It can be said the life of Stephen Williamson Turner was a full one; it was an active one, it was varied and it was a useful and interesting life. This sketchy story, however, is concerned principally with how 'We' became a 'Texas Family.'"59

     In the cover letter to this sketch, Grady provided the following additional details: "There were nine of us "kids" and with the exception of me, all were born in Tyler or Henderson, Texas. I was born in Fort Worth while Dad was teaching in Polytechnic College. Only three of us remain (as of 1969), my Sister Mrs. L. E. Richardson, who lives in Abilene, Texas and my Brother Percy who lives here in Dallas. They are both older than me and I am heading rather rapidly toward 75."13

     As a Methodist minister and teacher, he helped select Dallas as the home of Southern Methodist University. (I cannot find the source for this, but I believe this also came from Grady, the only member of his family with an interest in genealogy.)

     "REV. S. W. TURNER
     Rev. Steven W. Turner was born in Warren County, North Carolina, March 21, 1842. When but a child he moved with his parents to Mecklenburg County Virginia, where he spent his boyhood days and had the advantages of the old-fashioned country school house in which he received the early part of his education. When he was fifteen years of age he entered Emery and Henry College, and remained there until the outbreak of the Civil War, when his patriotism responded to the call of his country, and he joined Company B, Fifty-Sixth Virginia Infantry in the spring of 1861.

     He was elected Lieutenant of his company. For three and one-half years he served in the Confederate Army. Seven months of this time he was a Federal prisoner.

     At the close of the struggle he found himself in Velasco, Texas. The war had completely wrecked his father's fortune and he had to rely on himself, so he began life anew as a teacher.

     He obtained a position in Tyler, Texas, and taught there for four years. He was converted at Sardis Church, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, under the ministry of Rev. J. W. Blincoe, and joined the M.E. Church, South, at the same time and place, when fifteen years of age.

     Through all his life, and even through the trying experiences of war he was faithful to his profession of religion. He was licensed to preach at the Fourth Quarterly Conference of Tyler Station in November, 1873, and was recommended by the same Quarterly Conference to the Annual Conference for admission on trial.

     He was admitted on trial into the East Texas Conference, which met in Palestine in the same month, and was appointed to Palestine Station. This was a remarkable record. When his name was called as an applicant for admission on trial he was very highly recommended by his Pastor and Presiding Elder Samual Morriss, and the saintly Bishop H. H. Kavanaugh said: "He is the finest preacher I have ever seen or heard never to have preached a sermon." But to the surprise of many and more to himself, he was read out to Palestine Station. He entered upon his new life as pastor with the same cool judgment and firm purpose that ever characterized him and succeeded abundantly from the beginning of his itinerant life. At the close of this year he was ordained deacon by Bishop Mctyeire, at Marshall, Texas. In December, 1874, he was appointed to Starrville Circuit, serving this charge on year, and in 1875 he was appointed to Tyler Station. In 1877 he was appointed to Henderson Station and served this charge until 1880, when he was appointed Presiding Elder of Marshall District. Serving this district two years, his health failed, and in December, 1882, he took a supernumerary relation, holding this relation two years, and continued ill health gave him no promise of a return to his loved work, so in 1884 he located.

     For some years after his location he was County Treasurer of Smith County. On account of continued ill health he moved to Wilbarger County in 1889, and soon regained his health. In 1891 he acted as Financial Agent of the Southwestern University, and in 1892 he supplied Chillicothe Circuit for two years, and built two churches. One was the first church built in Wilbarger County, outside Vernon, the County seat, and the other was the first church built in Hardeman County.

     In 1895 he founded the Commercial Department of Polytechnic College, and was in charge of that department for two years. In 1897 he supplied Weatherford Mission and in November of that year he was readmitted into the Northwest (now Central) Texas Conference, and was assigned to Cisco Station and served this charge in 1898 and 1899. In November 1899, he was appointed to Quanah Station for one year, and in November, 1900, he was appointed to Hewitt charge, serving there two years, organizing the work, building a parsonage and two churches. From November, 1902, to November, 1906, he served the Gatesville District as Presiding Elder. His next appointment was Midlothian Station. He was appointed to this charge in 1906 and served it four years. In 1910, he was appointed editor of Texas Tract Society. In 1911 he was appointed to Eastland Station, one years. This was his last pastorate, and his last active work as a traveling preacher, for in November of this year, 1912, he was superannuated at his own request, and patiently waited in declining health and ministered to an invalid wife for nearly four years, when on March 22, of this year, 1916, his companion left him to go to her father's house on high. Just two months from the day Sister turner died, Brother turner heard the call, answered the summons and went home.

     This is a brief epitome of the biography of one of the best men I have ever known. A tender relation existed between us which began at the time of his pastorate in Midlothian. I was in my first year as Presiding Elder and felt keenly my need of counsel and advise. I found this in his home. His home life was beautiful and tender, truly, he commanded his household well.

     Brother Turner was married to Mrs. Dora A. (Shuford) Long, in 1874. There were born to them eight children, six boys and two girls. One son, Rev. Neal W. Turner, was drowned in August, 1914, in attempting to rescue his young son and a boy companion from a watery grave. All the rest of his children survive him.

     Brother Turner's ability as a preacher was recognized by all who knew him. He was a man of profound thought and ripe scholarship. Had his health permitted him to have continued an unbroken itinerancy his prominence in the Church would have been very much greater.

     But even with shattered health he stood among the first and was recognized leader both in the East Texas Conference in his earnest ministry, and in this Conference where he finished his life's work. He represented the East Texas Conference in the General Conference of 1882. Any interest of the Church was safe in his hands. He loved his Church above all other interests and in all the course of his life he never suffered her banner to trail in the dust. He rejoiced in the history, in the polity, and in the doctrine of Methodism, and no abler defender have these mighty forces of our Church ever had than S. W. Turner.

     His judgment was deliberate, his counsel safe and wise. His heart was warm and he dealt tenderly. His friendship was strong and steady. He loved with a passionate love, yet not very demonstrative. His ministry was fruitful, many being brought into the Kingdom under his preaching.

     But he was weary; let him rest. The world is richer since he has lived in it; the Church is more glorious since he has had membership and labor in it, and Heaven is dearer and more real since he has passed through its sinning portals and entered life celestial.

     We shall meet him after the storms are over, after the battles are ended and the mists have cleared away.
                    /s/ T. S. ARMSTRONG"

     The following is from a memo written by person or persons unknown in 1914. It was provided by Rev. S. W. Turner's granddaughter, Edith Turner Wren. Most of the material has already been covered above, but a few additional details follow in their original spelling and punctuation:

     "The family of Rev. Stephen W. Turner, formerly of Tyler, was gathered together for a reunion last week at the home of Rev. Neal W. Turner, of Corsicana, Texas. This is a most remarkable family in that there has not been a death among the seven sons and two daughters, and but two deaths in their families. This was the first time the family had been assembled together since the children had began to marry and establish home for themselves.

     The following persons were present, Rev. Stephen W. Turner and wife, Dallas; Mr. Shuford J. Long, wife and daughter, Tyler; Mr. Willie F. Turner, wife and two children, Wichita Falls; Mr. Holland A. Turner, wife and daughter, Austin; Rev. Neal W. Turner, wife and two children, Corsicana; Mr. Marvin T. Turner, wife and son, of Dallas; Mr. Dora McClinton, husband and daughter, Gatesville. Mrs. Julia Garner of Cisco and Mr. Percy Turner of Dallas and Mr. Grady Turner of Brownwood, could not be present, much to the regret of all. But a most delightful occasion was enjoyed by thos. who assembled.

     . . . . [referring to when S.W. Turner was recommended for Admission on Trial] When the case of S. W. Turner was called his many friends stood upon the Conference floor and gave him most hearty endorsement and the highest recommendations. However it was a fact that Mr. Turner had not preached a sermon, for the time was only a few weeks between the Fourth Quarterly Conference and the session of the Annual Conference. But in spite of this fact his Presiding Elder, the Rev. Samuel Morris, said, "Bishop, he can fill any pulpit in Southern Methodism". To this the good Bishop (Kavanaugh) responded, "He certainly is the greatest preacher I ever heard of never to have preached."

     . . . .[referring to Dora Turner's stroke] However a few years ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis in the right side which affected her considerably, but which did not entirely disable her. She has learned to write with her left hand and still does her housework and even some sewing. . . . .47 "

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18508 years of ageRegiment 98, Mecklenburg County, Virginia2
186018 years of age. The name of the village of Saint Tammany was changed to Bracey in July 1900Saint Tammany PO, Mecklenburg County, Virginia3
School Teacher. He was also registered at Emory and Henry College as a student at the same time.3,6
187028 years of age and is living in his brother, Benjamin's, household along with both of his parentsTyler, Smith County, Texas60
Farm Labor with personal property valued at $300.60
188038 years of age. His widowed mother is living with himHenderson, Rusk County, Texas61
Minister of the Gospel61
190058 years of age and married for twenty-six yearsQuanah, Hardeman County, Texas44
Minister of the Gospel who rents his home44
191069 years of age and married for thirty-six yearsMidlothian, Ellis County, Texas62
Minister62

Citations

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  13. [S800] Letter from Turner, Grady (Dallas, Texas) to Ann Turner Cook, 4 Jul 1969; Library of Toby Turner (Houston, Harris County, Texas).
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  66. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Wral Turner, 22 Aug 1914; citing Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, reference cn 17356, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,051,129, accessed 3 Aug 2009. This is the worst indexing error I've ever encountered; I can read it as Neal.
  67. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Julia Rainey Garner, 10 Sep 1967; citing Dallas, Dallas, Texas, reference cn 57184, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,138,739, accessed 12 Apr 2009. Index may link to the wrong death certificate, go to image 2369 of 3524 to see it.
  68. [S3458] "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NS71-J89, entry for Marvin T. Turner, 1946; citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, cn 9367, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 2,137,370, accessed 15 Jan 2014).
  69. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Percy Lee Turner, 29 Nov 1971; citing Midland, Midland, Texas, reference 82029, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,223,415, accessed 7 Jul 2010. His son, the informant on the death certificate, names him Stephen "Lee" Turner.

Sudie Lee Turner1,2

F, #23285, b. September 1884, d. 26 August 1946
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Barton Turner1,2 b. 27 May 1837, d. 1928
MotherSarah J. Badgett1,2 b. 7 Jul 1852, d. 20 Mar 1918

Family

Press H. Hudnall b. 10 Feb 1878, d. 15 Oct 1954
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     Sudie Lee Turner was born in September 1884, daughter of Stephen Barton Turner and Sarah J. Badgett, in Kentucky.1
     She also is reported to have been born on 22 March 1886 in Butler County, Kentucky.2

     Sudie married Press H. Hudnall, son of William Smith Hudnall and Fionuala Simmons, in 1922. I absolutely cannot find a marriage record on Ancestry or FamilySearch as of 28 Jun 2021

     They had one child: Roy T. Hudnall (1923-1980).2

     Sudie Lee Hudnall died on 26 August 1946 at age 61 in Quality,2 and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Quality, Butler County, Kentucky.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
190016 years of ageButler County, Kentucky1
191025 years of age, single and living in her father's householdSugar Grove, Butler County, Kentucky3

Citations

  1. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9WN-BK1 ): accessed 5 Aug 2016), Stephen B Turner, 1900, Magisterial District 2, Sugar Grove Precinct, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 50, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,511.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 4 Sep 2016, memorial page for Sudie Lee Turner Hudnall (1886-1946) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Eric, maintained by Eric; citing Concord Cemetery, Quality, Butler County, Kentucky.
  3. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1: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.

Sue B. Turner1,2

F, #24258, b. circa 1876, d. 11 November 1949
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherSumpter Turner1 b. 28 May 1844
MotherBelle Golden Blackman1 b. c 1852

Family

Walter Wright Janin b. c 1871, d. 8 Apr 1932
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     Sue B. Turner was born circa 1876, daughter of Sumpter Turner and Belle Golden Blackman, in Mississippi.1

     Sue married Walter Wright Janin on 6 June 1894 in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.1,2

     Sue B. Janin died on 11 November 1949 in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. I cannot find a memorial page for her on Find a Grave as of 6 Feb 2021.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18808 years of ageNew Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana4
1910as 34 years of age, married fifteen years, having borne two children both of whom are living and living with her husband in her father's householdNew Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana1
192048 years of ageNew Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana5
193054 years of age and married at the age of 20New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana6

Citations

  1. [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:MPBG-CQD ), entry for Sumpter Turner, 1910, New Orleans Ward 1, Orleans, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 7, sheet 3B, family , NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 519; FHL microfilm 1,374,532, accessed 9 Dec 2016.
  2. [S5335] "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJH-26T7, entry for Walter W Janin and Sue B Turner, 06 Jun 1894; citing Orleans, Louisiana, United States, various parish courthouses, Louisiana; FHL microfilm 912,035, accessed 9 Dec 2016).
  3. [S6448] "New Orleans, Louisiana, Death Records Index, 1804-1949," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 6 Feb 2021, entry for Sue T Janin, 1949, Orleans Parish, Vol. Cert. 6394, image 2470 of 3368.
  4. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDX4-2T5 ), entry for Sumter Turner, 1880, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 80, sheet 146A, household 419, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0463; FHL microfilm 1,254,463, accessed 9 Dec 2016.
  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:MV7J-YVB: accessed 6 Oct 2019), Walter Janin, New Orleans Ward 12, Orleans, Louisiana, United States; citing ED 214, sheet 10A, line 6, family 169, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 623; FHL microfilm 1,820,623.
  6. [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:XMRX-WH4 ), entry for Walter W Janin, New Orleans (Districts 1-250), Orleans, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 221, sheet 1A, line 23, family 6, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 810; FHL microfilm 2,340,545, accessed 6 Oct 2019.

Sue Mattie Turner1

F, #26041, b. 13 September 1890, d. 5 November 1978
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherThomas Marcellus Turner1 b. 23 Jan 1844, d. 3 Jul 1923
MotherMattie Susan Fisher1 b. 1 Jun 1858, d. 27 Nov 1895

Family

Oscar Paschal b. 6 Nov 1889, d. 8 May 1974
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     Sue Mattie Turner was born on 13 September 1890, daughter of Thomas Marcellus Turner and Mattie Susan Fisher, in Tennessee.1

     Sue and Oscar Paschal obtained a marriage license on 10 July 1911 in Wilson County, Tennessee.2

     Sue Mattie Turner, 20, married Oscar Paschal, 21, on 12 July 1911 in Wilson County, Tennessee, with H. M. Jarvis officiating.2

     Sue Mattie Paschal died on 5 November 1978 at age 88 in Smith County, Tennessee,1 and was buried in Gordonsville Cemetery, Gordonsville, Smith County, Tennessee.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1900as Susan M. and 9 years of ageDistrict 11, Wilson County, Tennessee3
1910as Susie and 18 years of ageDistrict 11, Wilson County, Tennessee4

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 28 Jan 2021, memorial page for Sue Mattie Turner Paschal (1890-1978) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by JWaggoner, maintained by Military Blood Banker, originally created by gabbybug; citing Gordonsville Cemetery, Gordonsville, Smith County, Tennessee.
  2. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 28 Jan 2021, entry for Oscar Paschal and Sue Turner, 1911, Wilson County Marriage Licenses, 1905-1911, Wa-Sm, No. 109, image 3099 of 3174; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  3. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 29 Jan 2021), Thomas M Turner, 1900, Wilson, Tennessee; citing page 4, family 75, FHL microfilm 1,241,606.
  4. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 Jan 2021, entry for Thomas M Tumer, 1910, Wilson, Tennessee; citing roll T624_1525, page 5A, family 85, FHL microfilm 1,375,538, image 9 of 13; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.

Sumpter Turner1,2

M, #11373, b. 3 March 1802, d. 27 October 1867
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1 b. b 1775, d. b 1838
MotherMary Dalton1 d. a 16 Apr 1816
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

Rachel Dalton b. bt 1800 - 1810, d. 20 Aug 1835
Child

Family 2

Elizabeth Baldwin b. c 1824, d. 11 Apr 1876
Children
Last Edited30 Jun 2021
     Sumpter Turner was born on 3 March 1802, son of Terisha Turner and Mary Dalton, in Tennessee.1,3

     Sumpter and Rachel Dalton obtained a marriage bond on 7 January 1824 in Sumner County, Tennessee.4

     Sumpter Turner, 21, married Rachel Dalton on 7 January 1824 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with Richard Johnson officiating.4,2

     He patented land in Texas:
     No. 236: 340 acres in J Quinn's survey
     No. 237: 340 acres in J Quinn's survey
     No. 238: 340 acres in J M Connaughsay's survey
     No. 339: 340 acres.

     Sumpter, 36, married Elizabeth Baldwin on 4 December 1838 in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.5,6

     On 18 September 1846, he was the original grantee and patentee for 640 acres in Victoria County at Texas.7

     On 18 September 1846, he was the original grantee and patentee for 640 acres in Victoria County at Texas.8

     On 2 January 1850, he was the original grantee and patentee for 640 acres in Victoria County at Texas.9

     On 24 March 1852, he was the original grantee and patentee for 640 acres in Victoria County at Texas.10

     On 12 May 1853, he applied for a U. S. passport.11

     On 24 May 1853, he was the original grantee and patentee for 640 acres in Refugio County at Texas.12

     On 15 October 1853, he was the original grantee and patentee for 640 acres in Aransas County at Texas.13

     On 8 May 1856, he was the original grantee and patentee for 640 acres in Refugio County at Texas.14

     On 27 June 1856, he was the original grantee and patentee for 222 acres in Refugio County at Texas.15

     On 27 June 1856, he was the original grantee and patentee for 418 acres in Refugio County at Texas.16

     On 30 June 1856, he was the original grantee and patentee for 640 acres in Aransas County at Texas.17

     On 30 June 1856, he was the original grantee and patentee for 640 acres in Refugio County at Texas.18

     On 12 December 1857, he was the original grantee and patentee for 640 acres (and possibly 446.67 adjacent acres) in Bee County at Texas.19

     On 12 December 1857, he was the original grantee and patentee for 640 acres (and possibly 193.33 adjacent acres) in Refugio County at Texas.20

     He is listed with nine slaves in the 1860 slave census at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.21

     On 10 July 1860, on the 1860 Slave Schedule, Sumpter is listed with 29 slaves, of whom all but two were males ranging in age from 45 down to 12. The two female slaves were ages 10 and 8. at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.22

     On 2 September 1862, a slave belonging to Sumpter Turner was arrested on a charge of carrying a sword cane in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.23

     Sumpter Turner died of Cholera on 27 October 1867 at age 65 at the residence of his son-in-law, H. C. Wood, in Orleans Parish, Louisiana,24,25,26 and was buried in Lafayette Cemetery #1, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
     His obituary:
     "Death of Sumpter Turner. - Death has claimed another of our old and esteemed citizens. Sumpter Turner, whose name is a household word in our community, and who has been identified with New Orleans for the last forty-five years, died yesterday of cholera, at the resident of his son-in-law, H. C. Wood, 741 Magazine street. He was a native of Tennessee and had attained the ripe age of sixty-five years. Mr. Turner has for many years conducted an extensive commission business in our city, and was at one time a principal of the firm of Turner & Renshaw, one of our largest and best cotton houses. He was universally respected as a man of strict integrity and honesty of purpose.

     His funeral will take place this evening, at 4 o'clock."
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), 28 Oct 1867, page 1.25

     On 20 October 1873, Samuel S. Turner wrote another letter on this date to historian Lyman S. Draper in which he names his grandfather John Turner, his father Terisha Turner and his uncle James Turner. He mentions James' daughter Louisa B. Locke who lived in Hartsville, Tennessee. He also mentions his older brother Sumpter Turner and Sumpter's son, Thomas Sumpter Turner who then lived in Virginia.27

     On 2 December 1873, Mary Ann Tinsley wrote a letter to Lyman S. Draper on this date in which she references her sister, Louisa B. Locke, and a deceased brother, John G. Turner who resided in Sumner County, Tennessee. She states her grandmother was Milley Suddarth who married John Turner in Albemarle County, Virginia and later moved to Sumner County. Mary thinks Milley died there in 1809 or 1810. Mary also mentions Milley's sister, Agnes Suddarth, who married Francis Weathered and moved to Sumner County. She states that her own father was James S. Turner and that his sister Elizabeth married Moses Tinsley. Mary then states she married Isaac T. Tinsley, son of Elizabeth and Moses Tinsley (making Isaac her first cousin). Finally, she mentions her cousin Sumpter Turner who lived in New Orleans.28

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830with two free white males between 15 and 20; one free white male between 20 and 30; one free white female under 5; and, one free white female between 20 and 30 years of age. Slaves enumerated were one male under 10; three males between 10 and 24; four males between 24 and 36; one male between 36 and 55; two females between 10 and 24; two females between 24 and 36; and, two females between 36 and 55Orleans Parish, Louisiana29
185049 years of age. There is a 27-year old female living with him whose first name looks like Mrs. and who was born in LouisianaNew Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana30
Merchant with real estate valued at $10,00030
186057 years of ageNew Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana31
(?, perhaps Wine) Merchant with real estate valued at $110,000 and personal property worth $400,00031

Citations

  1. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  2. [S2031] "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNZY-2V1, entry for Sumpter Turner and Rachel Dalton, 07 Jan 1824; from "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing p. , Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, accessed 23 Jan 2012).
  3. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 6 Feb 2021, entry for Sumpter Turner, 1867, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), issue of 28 Oct 1867, page 1, image 1 of 2. Provides only the state of birth.
  4. [S2180] "Sumner County Marriage Records, Selected Marrages from 1791-1925", contributed by Sherry Wilson, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~we3sumneritesjblcsf/marrndx.htm , uploaded 1998-2005, accessed 31 Jul 2016, site verified as active 10 Jun 2019, accessed 24 Sep 2009.
  5. [S3161] "New Orleans, Louisiana Birth Records Index, 1790-1899," State of Louisiana, Secretary of State, Division of Archives, Records Management, and History, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed accessed 23 Jan 2012; citing original data from the database online.
  6. [S6566] "Louisiana Church Records, 1836-1938," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLBR-FXK2, entry for Sumpter Turner and Elizabeth Baldwin, 4 Dec 1838; citing Marriage, New Orleans Public Library; Presbyterian Historical Society, Pennsylvania; Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints. Library-Archives, Independence, accessed 28 Jun 2021).
  7. [S2891] "Texas General Land Office Land Grants", online at http://www.glo.texas.gov/history/archives/land-grants/index.cfm , website address verified 10 Jul 2019, accessed 25 Sep 2019, Abstract No. 339, Refugio Script, File No. 000008; Patent No. 46 in Patent Vol. 2, Certificate 147.
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  10. [S2891] "Tx Land Office Land Grants," online http://www.glo.texas.gov/history/archives/land-grants/index.cfm , accessed 25 Sep 2019, Abstract No. 340, Victoria Script, File No. 000007; Patent No. 377 in Patent Vol. 2, Certificate 142.
  11. [S3164] "U. S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., (Provo, Utah; 2007) accessed NARA Micorfilm Publication M1372, Rolll 42, #829; accessed 23 Jan 2012. Original data: Selected Passports. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
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Sumpter Turner1

M, #12612, b. 28 May 1844
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherSumpter Turner2 b. 3 Mar 1802, d. 27 Oct 1867
MotherElizabeth Baldwin3 b. c 1824, d. 11 Apr 1876
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Belle Golden Blackman b. c 1852
Children
Last Edited8 Sep 2021
     Sumpter Turner was born on 28 May 1844, son of Sumpter Turner and Elizabeth Baldwin, in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.1

     Sumpter began military service on 5 April 1862 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, by enlisting as a Private in 1st Company, Battalion Washington Artillery for the duration of the Civil War.4

     On 10 September 1862, he was wounded accidentally and was absent from duty during the rest of that year. He returned to duty in January of 1863.5

     On 3 November 1862, he was admitted to Confederate Hospital at Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia,with a gunshot wound (Vulnus Sclopeticum) with no indication of severity. The card shows he was sent to General Hospital on 4 Nov 1862.6

     His name is on an undated Roll of Prisoners of War on which he's shown as having been captured at Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 3 May 1863 and paroled at Fort Delaware.7

     On 10 May 1863, he appears on a report as missing at Marye's Heights, Virginia, dated from Camp Stanard's Farm.8

     He is listed as present during Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, May-Jun, July-Aug, Sep-Oct, Nov-Dec 1863 on the Company Muster Roll.9

     On 20 March 1864, he was admitted to Episcopal Church Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia, with Orchitis (swelling of one or both testicles) and returned to duty 19 Apr 1864.10

     He is listed as present during Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr 1864 on the Company Muster Roll.11

     On 10 May 1864, he was wounded at the Battle of Drewry's Bluff at Chesterfield County, Virginia, and absent from his unit the rest of the year. Initially, he was apparently shown as "missing" in a report dated Camp Stanard's Farm on this date. He is shown as having been admitted to Receiving and Wayside Hospital, or General Hospital No. 9, Richmond, Virginia.12

     On 20 May 1864, his name is on a register of the Medical Director's Office, Richmond, Virginia under the heading of "Soldiers furloughed." It notes that his forefinger of right hand was amputated on 16 May. His furlough was for 60 days with his residence at Summit, Mississippi.13

     He is listed as absent due to wounds suffered at Drewry's Bluff on 15 May 1864 during May-Jun, July-Aug, Sep-Oct 1864 on the Company Muster Roll.14

     On 16 November 1864, he was captured at Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi,while on furlough and is shown as being absent from his unit until March when he was temporarily assigned to 5th Company, Battalion Washington Artillery. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 Apr 1864.15

     According to his military file, Sumpter was present at the following battles: Garnett's Farm; James River Gun Boat fight; Rappahannock Station, 23 Aug 1862; Manassas, 29 Aug 1862; Sharpsburg in Maryland, 15-17 Sep 1862; Fredericksburg on 11-13 Dec, 1862; Newbern, N. C., Feb 1864; Drewry's Bluff, 14 May 1864; Gettysburg, 3-4 Jul 1863; and Williamsport, Maryland, 6 Jul 1863. Apparently, he was wounded at Petersburg because he's listed as absent, wounded.16

     On 10 December 1864, he was transferred to Ship Island, Mississippi.17

     His Company Muster Roll lists him as captured in the hands of the Enemy at Liberty, Mississippi during Jan-Fab 1865.18

     On 2 March 1865, he was paroled at Ship Island, Mississippi.19

     On 10 March 1865, His name appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War of Fifth Company, Washington Bat. Light Artillery, Confederate States Army, commanded by Capt. C. H. Slocomb, surrendered at Citronelle, Ala., by Lieut. Gen. R. Taylor, C. S. A., to Maj. Gen. E. R. S. Canby, U. S. A., 4 May, 1865, and paroled at Meridian, Miss., on this date. He been temporally assigned to this company.20

     Sumpter Turner and Belle Golden Blackman obtained a marriage bond on 24 September 1869 in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.21,22

     In 1890, he was living at 455 Carondelet in New Orleans, Louisiana.23

     On 9 July 1910, there is a voided marriage record for a Sumpter Turner and Georgia Malone in Noxubee County, Mississippi. It was voided because returned and cancelled 12 Sep 1910. I don't quite know what to make of this.24

     I cannot find a memorial page for him on Find A Grave as of 6 Feb 2021.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18506 years of ageNew Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana2
186015 years of ageNew Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana25
1880as Sumter and 37 years of ageNew Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana26
Merchant26
191066 years of age and married thirty-eight years. Also living in his household were his daughter Sue, her husband, Walter, and their daughterNew Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana21
Clerk in the Sugar industry21

Citations

  1. [S3161] "New Orleans, Louisiana Birth Records Index, 1790-1899," State of Louisiana, Secretary of State, Division of Archives, Records Management, and History, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed Vol. 8, page 428; accessed 23 Jan 2012; citing original data from the database online.
  2. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Orleans Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, New Orleans Township, dwelling 1342, family 2117, S. Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M432, Roll 237, page 179A. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  3. [S3161] "New Orleans, LA Birth Indx," State of Louisiana, Secretary of State, Division of Archives, Records Management, and History, Ancestry.com Operations Inc..
  4. [S3162] Sumpter Turner, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Louisiana (Washington, D. C.: NARA), Publication No. M320, Record Group 109, Roll 0070; digitized and made available by Fold3, copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/66999301, page 2; accessed 23 Jan 2012. 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.
  5. [S3162] Sumpter Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/66999301, pages 5-7; accessed 23 Jan 2012.
  6. [S3162] Sumpter Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/66999301, page 39; accessed 23 Jan 2012.
  7. [S3162] Sumpter Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/66999301, pages 24-26; accessed 23 Jan 2012.
  8. [S3162] Sumpter Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/66999301, page 36; accessed 23 Jan 2012.
  9. [S3162] Sumpter Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/66999301, pages 7-12; accessed 23 Jan 2012.
  10. [S3162] Sumpter Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/66999301, page 33; accessed 23 Jan 2012.
  11. [S3162] Sumpter Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/66999301, pages 13-14; accessed 23 Jan 2012.
  12. [S3162] Sumpter Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/66999301, pages 17, 21, 35-36; accessed 23 Jan 2012.
  13. [S3162] Sumpter Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/66999301, page ; accessed 23 Jan 2012.
  14. [S3162] Sumpter Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/66999301, pages 15-17; accessed 23 Jan 2012.
  15. [S3162] Sumpter Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/66999301, page 20; accessed 23 Jan 2012.
  16. [S3162] Sumpter Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/66999301, page 21' accessed 23 Jan 2012.
  17. [S3162] Sumpter Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/66999301, pages 27-31; accessed 23 Jan 2012.
  18. [S3162] Sumpter Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/66999301, page 18; accessed 23 Jan 2012.
  19. [S3162] Sumpter Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/66999301, page 29; accessed 23 Jan 2012.
  20. [S3162] Sumpter Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/66999301, pages 32, 19; accessed 23 Jan 2012.
  21. [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:MPBG-CQD ), entry for Sumpter Turner, 1910, New Orleans Ward 1, Orleans, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 7, sheet 3B, family , NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 519; FHL microfilm 1,374,532, accessed 9 Dec 2016.
  22. [S5335] "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJC-9YW3, entry for S Turner and B G Blackman, 24 Sep 1869; citing Orleans, Louisiana, United States, various parish courthouses, Louisiana; FHL microfilm 903,912, accessed 9 Dec 2016).
  23. [S3163] New Orleans, Louisiana Directories, 1890-1891, (New Orleans, Louisiana: L. Soards, 1890-1891), database online, www.ancestry.com, accessed 23 Jan 2012.
  24. [S6345] "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:81JX-XPMM, entry for Mr Sumpter Turner, 9 Jul 1910; citing Marriage, Noxubee, Mississippi, United States, 00496, citing multiple county clerks; Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, accessed 15 Nov 2020).
  25. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Orleans Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, New Orleans Township, Sheet 368, family 2974, Sumter Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M653, Roll 416, page 686. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  26. [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:MDX4-2T5 ), entry for Sumter Turner, 1880, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 80, sheet 146A, household 419, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0463; FHL microfilm 1,254,463, accessed 9 Dec 2016.
  27. [S6000] "Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1900-1964," index and images (at FHL), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QG5K-PMNC, entry for Sumter Turner in entry for Bessie Turner Carriere, 13 Sep 1955; citing Death 13 Sep 1955, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, certificate ; Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge, accessed 6 Oct 2019).
  28. [S6449] "New Orleans, Louisiana, Birth Records Index, 1790-1915," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 5 Feb 2021, entry for Bessie Turner, 14 Aug 1874, New Orleans.

Sumpter Turner1

M, #26290, b. 24 July 1902, d. 12 December 1985
Relationship4th great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherHorace Blackman Turner1 b. 1 Aug 1869, d. 30 Jul 1951
MotherMary Stone Balfour1 b. 7 Sep 1874, d. 8 Jan 1951
Last Edited30 Jun 2021
     Sumpter Turner was born on 24 July 1902, son of Horace Blackman Turner and Mary Stone Balfour, in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.1,2,3

     On 2 July 1938, he married Margaret Morris in Northminster Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. . The marriage document states he was "once heretofore married and divorced: Cause Indignities, etc."4,5

     Sumpter registered for the draft on 16 February 1942 at Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina. He was 38 years of age, married and was self-employed at Turner Equipment Company. He is described as 5' 8" in heigt, 140 pounds with blue eyes, brown hair and a light complexion with an appendix scar.

     The Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, also known as the Burke–Wadsworth Act, enacted September 16, 1940, was the first peacetime conscription in United States history. The Selective Service Act required that men who had reached their 21st birthday but had not yet reached their 36th birthday register with local draft boards. Later, when the U.S. entered World War II after Pearl Harbor, all men from their 18th birthday until the day before their 45th birthday were made subject to military service, and all men from their 18th birthday until the day before their 65th birthday were required to register.3

     On 10 January 1951, Mrs. H. B. Turner's obituary names her husband as surviving her, two daughters: Mrs. Charles F. Beatty of New Castle, Delaware and Mrs. J. L. Davis of Glen Head, Long Island and one son, Sumpter Turner of Goldsboro from whose home the funeral services were held.6

     On 17 September 1952, Sumpter and Margaret sailed on the Queen Elizabeth to Southampton, England.7

     On 14 October 1952, they returned from Le Havre, France to New York City on the France S. S. Liberte.8

     Sumpter Turner died on 12 December 1985 at age 83 in Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina.
     I cannot find any burial information for him as of 1 Mar 2021.2,9

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19107 years of ageNew Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana1
1920as Sumter and 16 years of agePhiladelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania10

Citations

  1. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 28 Feb 2021, entry for Horace B Turner, 1910, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; citing roll T624_524, apge 8A, family 130, FHL microfilm 1,374,537, image 15 of 29; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  2. [S6479] "North Carolina, Death Indexes, 19008-2004," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 28 Feb 2021, entry for Sumpter Turner, 12 Dec 1985, Goldsboro, Wayne County.
  3. [S5768] "U. S., World War II Draft Cards, for Young Men, 1940-1947," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 28 Feb 2021, entry for Sumpter Turner, 1942, Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina, Serial No. T1514, Order No. 11252, image 295-296 0f 4783.
  4. [S6480] "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 28 Feb 2021, entry for Sumpter Turner and Margaret Morris, 1938, Marriage License No. 692748.
  5. [S5790] "United States, Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 30 Jun 2021, entry for Sumpter Turner and Margaret Morris, 2 Jul 1938, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Northminster Presbyterian Church, No. 692748, image 30 of 257; citing original data from the Presbyterian Historial Society Records of Communicants, Baptisms, and Marriages, No. V M146 P537r.
  6. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 30 Jun 2021, entry for Mrs. H. B. Turner, The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina, 10 Jan 1951, page 11, image 11 of 20.
  7. [S6567] "U. S., Departing Passenger and Crew Listings, 1914-1966," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 30 Jun 2021, entry for Sumpter and Margaret Turner, 17 Sep 1952, Stamped 410, image 1545 of 1760.
  8. [S6568] "New York, Arriving Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 30 Jun 2021, entry for Sumpter and Margaret Turner, 14 Oct 1952, image 19 of 227.
  9. [S515] "U. S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014," index, Ancestry. com Operations Inc. (Provo Utah), 30 Jun 2021; citing original data from the U. S. Social Security Administration.
  10. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 28 Feb 2021, entry for Horace B Turner, 1920, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; citing roll T625_1642, page 3A, family 47, image 5 of 7; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.

Susan Turner1

F, #919, b. 28 January 1816, d. 2 May 1869
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Lawson Turner b. 22 Aug 1805, d. 13 Sep 1876
Children
Last Edited30 Jun 2021
     Susan Turner was born on 28 January 1816.2
     She also is reported to have been born on 15 February 1817. She is given a middle name of Stovall by Find A Grave.3

     Susan, 21, married Lawson Turner, 32, son of Henry Turner and Rachel Stovall, on 2 December 1837 at St. Louis, Missouri.1

     Susan Turner died on 2 May 1869 at age 53 in Pike County, Illinois,2,4 and was buried in Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Pike County, Illinois.4

     On 9 September 1876, Lawson Turner, in his will, asked that all his bottom land be sold at a private sale. He appointed his sons Richard and George Turner as executors and attorneys in case that their Deed shall be as valid. The remainder of his property was to remain for behalf of Margaret and John Turner as long as Margaret remains single and George shall have full and entire control of said property for the benefit of Margaret and John. If Margaret remarries and John becomes of age, the all of said property is to be sold to the highest bidder. He bequeaths to my daughter Henrietta Wells now in Oregon $100 and the remainder of my children, the children of my last wife Susan S. Turner to receive the remainder of the money equally.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185032 years of agePike County, Illinois6

Citations

  1. [S403] "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920," online database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: 2016: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2DF-C46, entry for Lawson Turner and Susan Turner, 02 Dec 1837; citing Saint Louis, St Louis,Missouri; FHL microfilm 469,561, accessed 17 Feb 1999). Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
  2. [S282] Robinson, Ann, "Descendants of Terisha Turner", compiled on 5 Apr 2000 (<e-mail address>).
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Sep 2013, memorial page for Susan Stovall Turner (1817-1859) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Bob & Nancy Cannon, maintained by Bob & Nancy Cannon; citing Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Pike County, Illinois.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Susan Stovall Turner (1817-1869) at memorial page....
  5. [S6484] "Pike County, Illinois, Record of Wills, Book 1, 1868-1880," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Lawson Turner, Will, 9 Sep 1876, pages 190-191 at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C95P-MSDG-V?i=368&cat=211134, accessed 4 Mar 2021.
  6. [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:M85F-VFC ), entry for Lawson Turner household, 1850, Pike county, part of, Pike, Illinois, United States; citing no page number, family 1162, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfillm 442,912, accessed 2 Sep 2016.
  7. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Pike County, Illinois, population schedule, Pleasant Hill Township, dwelling 140, family 140, Lawson Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M593, Roll 269, page 369B. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online,. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

Susan Turner1

F, #18820, b. circa 1875, d. 7 September 1878
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam R. Turner Jr1 b. 1844, d. 10 Feb 1920
MotherFrances Burford1 b. 1845
Last Edited10 Oct 2020
     Susan Turner was born circa 1875, daughter of William R. Turner Jr and Frances Burford, in Amherst County, Virginia.1

     Susan Turner died of Diphtheria on 7 September 1878 in Court House District, Amherst County, Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S6292] "Amherst County, Virginia Death Register, 1853-1896," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( Provo, Utah: accessed 9 Oct 2020), entry for Susan Turner, 1878, at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=393422&lifeEvent=102899&rmsId=TH-267-11122-64214-91&imageIndex=115&singleView=true.

Susan Ann Turner1

F, #995, b. 25 April 1847, d. 13 July 1934
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Henley Turner2 b. 21 Nov 1810, d. 1889
MotherSusan A. T. Read2 b. 10 Dec 1810, d. 31 Dec 1851
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

William Henry Jones d. b 6 Jun 1900
Child
Last Edited30 Jun 2021
     Susan Ann Turner was born on 25 April 1847, daughter of Stephen Henley Turner and Susan A. T. Read, in North Carolina. The 1870 census would indicate she was born c 1849.2
     She was also known as Susanna.3

     On 28 November 1857, she is called Susan F. in her uncle, Mark C. Turner's, will of this date.4

     Susan married William Henry Jones. I absolutely cannot find a marriage record anywhere on FamilySearch or Ancestry for them as of 30 Jun 2021

     I found a marriage record for Andrew Mckoy Jones, son of Wm. Henry Jones and Susan (no surname) to Ruth Kelly on 30 May 1921 in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina. Andrew was born c1886. Initially, I thought this was them. However, in the death record of Decatur Craven Jones, it states his mother's full name was Susan Strickland and father was William Henry Jones. Decatur was born in Duplin County, North Carolina. So we now can see that this indentification was totally wrong!5,6,7

     Susan Ann Jones died of Acute Uremia with contributary causes of Nephritis and Myocarditis on 13 July 1934 at age 87 in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina,2,5,8 and was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Elon, Alamance County, North Carolina. Her niece is buried in this cemetery which lends credence to this being the right woman/marriage.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1850as Susana and is 3 years of ageNutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina3
1860as S. N. and 13 years of ageWarren County, North Carolina9
187021 years of age and living in her father's householdManson PO, Warren County, North Carolina10
1880unable to find her as of 30 Jun 2021
190053 years of age, widowed and having borne one child who is living. Also living in her household were: Ava L. turner, niece, age 26; William Woodard, overeseer, age 25; Mary Duke, servant, 20; and George Riddick, Black, age 14, and Eugene Brown, Black, age 19, both laborersHoly Neck District, nansemond County, Virginia11
Farmer11
1910as Sue, 63 years of age, widowed and boarding in the home of Rose J Mechim with her daughter, Ruth, age 22. Sue reports having borne only one childBoon Station, Alamance County, North Carolina12
1920as Sadie Jones, 72 years of age and living in her son-in-law's household, R. J. KonodleDurham, Durham County, North Carolina13
1930as Sue J., 82 years of age, widowed, married at the age of 37, and living with her daughter and son-in-lawDurham, Durham County, North Carolina14

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, She is named Susan F. in her uncle, Mark C.'s LWT.
  2. [S548] Susannah Hamner Turner Bible, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1
  3. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," North Carolina, Warren County, population schedule, Nutbush District Township, dwelling 255, family 255, Stephen H. Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M432, Roll 648, page 19, image 13. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S89] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1845-1902, II (Raleigh: D. B. G., 1995), page 119; original source in Will Book 50, page 163.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 2 Sep 2016, memorial page for Susan Turner Jones (1847-1934) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Pris Santos, maintained by Jason & Mitzie; citing Magnolia Cemetery, Elon College, Alamance County, North Carolina.
  6. [S2989] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F846-B4R, entry for Wm. Henry Jones in entry for Andrew Mckoy Jones and Ruth Kelly, 30 May 1921; citing Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States, p. cn 110, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 276,129, accessed 3 Oct 2019).
  7. [S3461] "North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGWY-LF3 : accessed 3 Oct 2019), William Henry Jones in entry for Decatur Craven Jones, 02 Aug 1983; citing Burgaw, Pender, North Carolina, v 32B cn 32542, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,984,991.
  8. [S6049] "North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 30 Jun 2021, entry for Sue Jones, 13 Jul 1934, Durham, Durham County, Stamped 74, Cert. No. 524, image 28 of 122. Says the date of death is 13 Jul 1934.
  9. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD6D-RJM ), entry for S H Turner household, 1860, Warren, North Carolina, United States; citing page 89, household 666, NARA microfilm M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 803, 916, accessed 2 Sep 2016.
  10. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, population schedule, Nut Bush Township, dwelling 219, family 219, Stephen Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M593, Roll 1164, page 532A. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online,. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  11. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 30 Jun 2021), Sue Jones, 1900, Holy Neck, Nansemond, Virginia; citing page 3, family 51, FHL microfilm 1,241,719.
  12. [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:MLMP-T8X ), entry for Sue Jones in household of Rose J Mechim, Boon Station, Alamance, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 4, sheet 22B, family 38, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1095; FHL microfilm 1,375,108, accessed 3 Oct 2019.
  13. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 30 Jun 2021, entry for R J Konodle, 1920, Durham, Durham, North Carolina; citing roll T625_1292, page 6A, family 120, image 11 of 14; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.
  14. [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:X3S2-R8G ), entry for Robt J Kernodle, Durham, Durham, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 3, sheet 3A, line 9, family 60, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1686; FHL microfilm 2,341,420, accessed 3 Oct 2019.
  15. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Ruth Jones Kernodle (1888-1975) at memorial page....

Susan D. Turner1

F, #26765, b. 25 June 1899, d. 18 September 1906
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Andrew Turner1 b. 16 Aug 1861, d. 4 Nov 1929
MotherMary Ellen Knight1 b. 17 Jun 1860, d. 24 Nov 1929
Last Edited16 Jul 2021
     Susan D. Turner was born on 25 June 1899, daughter of William Andrew Turner and Mary Ellen Knight, in Humphreys County, Tennessee.1,2

     Susan D. Turner died on 18 September 1906 at age 73 and was buried in Turner Cemetery, Humphreys County, Tennessee.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
190011/12 year of ageDistrict 2, Humphreys County, Tennessee1

Citations

  1. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 13 Jul 2021), Wm Turner, 1900, Humphreys, Tennessee; citing page 1, family 16, FHL microfilm 1,241,579.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 13 Jul 2021, memorial page for Susie D. Turner (1899-1906) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Ronnie Smothers, maintained by Ronnie Smothers; citing Turner Cemetery, Humphreys County, Tennessee. Provides day and county of birth.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Susie D. Turner (1899-1906) at memorial page....

Susan Dillard Turner1,2

F, #813, b. 1802, d. 8 November 1893
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner3 b. 18 Jun 1777, d. 20 Jun 1841
MotherMartha Wright b. c 1780, d. 7 Aug 1845
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Edmund Forrest Fowler b. c 1811, d. 25 Oct 1870
Children
Last Edited30 Jun 2021
     Susan Dillard Turner was born in 1802, daughter of Stephen Turner and Martha Wright, in North Carolina. I believe her to be the child born the 7 of an unknown month in 1802.4
     She was also known as Susan C.5

     Susan and Edmund Forrest Fowler obtained a marriage bond on 21 January 1836 in Warren County, North Carolina, with George J. Rowland as bondsman.6,5

     On 31 May 1841, she is named Susan Fowler in her father's will of this date.3

     Susan Dillard Fowler died on 8 November 1893 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1850unable to find her in North Carolina or New York
1860as Susan D. and 48 years of ageBrooklyn, Kings County, New York8
186552 years of ageBrooklyn, Kings County, New York2
187058 years of ageBrooklyn, Kings County, New York9
188067 years of age and living in her son's householdNew York, New York County, New York10

Citations

  1. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Grooms, page 00025; provides the middle initial.
  2. [S5997] "New York State Census, 1865," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, UtahQVNJ-YT78, entry for Edmund Forrest Fowler, Ward 09, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States; citing Census, p. 54, household 404, citing multiple county Clerks; Warren and Lewis County Board of Supervisors; multiple counties in New York; Utica and East Hampton Public Libraries, New York; FHL Microfilm 1,930,205, accessed 3 Oct 2019).
  3. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), pages 114, 115; citing Will Book 37, page 532.
  4. [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
  5. [S2989] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJ7-SJ1S, entry for Edmund F Fowler and Susan C Turner, 21 Jan 1836; citing Warren, North Carolina, United States, p. , Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 432,252, accessed 5 Jul 2016).
  6. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, Grooms, page 00025; his name is listed as Edmund F..
  7. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 30 Jun 2021, entry for Susan D. Fowler, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York), 8 Nov 1893, page 5, image 5 of 12.
  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:MC76-NYK ), entry for Edmond F Fowler, 1860, Brooklyn, Kings, New York; citing page 154, household 1056, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 803,770, accessed 3 Oct 2019.
  9. [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:M8N8-BPW ), entry for Edmund F Fowler, 1870, Brooklyn, Kings, New York; citing page 87, household 578, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 552.448, accessed 3 Oct 2019.
  10. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZXH-CHS ), entry for Augustus M Fowler, New York, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 658, sheet 173C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,899, accessed 3 Oct 2019.
  11. [S5998] "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," index and images at FHL, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2W2B-3TL, entry for Selina Locketh Brown, 19 Dec 1931; citing Death, New York City, Queens, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,169,989, accessed 3 Oct 2019).
  12. [S5590] "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:244L-FDY, entry for Edward Forest Fowler and Carrie Louisa Doran, 01 Jul 1868; citing Marriage, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,543,775, accessed 21 Dec 2016).

Susan E. Turner1

F, #26000, b. 3 June 1840, d. 29 December 1927
RelationshipGreat-grandniece of Terisha Turner
FatherFrancis S. Turner1 b. c 1820
MotherBarbara F. Smith1 b. c 1822, d. 14 Sep 1863

Family

John Marion Norvell b. c 1830, d. 13 May 1895
Children
Last Edited4 Apr 2021
     Susan E. Turner was born on 3 June 1840, daughter of Francis S. Turner and Barbara F. Smith, in Virginia.2

     Susan married John Marion Norvell. I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 3 Apr 2021. Marriage records for Buckingham County were destroyed and I cannot find them in Fluvanna County.3

     Susan E. Norvell died of Senility on 29 December 1927 at age 87 in Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia,2 and was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Richmond, (Independent City), Virginia.2,4

     On 7 March 1944, Harriet Norvell Moon's obituary names her husband; parents: John Marion Norvell and Susan Turner Norvell; and her brother, Robert Norvell of Red Bluff, California.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18509 years of ageNelson County, Virginia1
186019 years of ageDistrict 2, Buckingham County, Virginia6
187028 years of ageFork Union Township, Fluvanna County, Virginia7
188040 years of ageFork Union District, Fluvanna County, Virginia8
191069 years of age and head of householdRichmond, (Independent City), Virginia9

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 Susan E Norvell, 29 Dec 1927, Richmond, Henrico, Cert. No. 1927 027131, image 131 of 581.
  3. [S5922] "U. S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 1 Apr 2021, entry for Susan E Turner and John M Norvell in the application of Robert Marcus Norvell.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 1 Apr 2021, memorial page for Susan Epps Norvell (1840-1927) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by DeLane Randolph, maintained by DeLane Randolph; citing Riverview Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia.
  5. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 1 Apr 2021, entry for Harriet Norvell Moon, The Times Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia), 7 Mar 1944, page 16, image 16 of 20.
  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.
  7. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 1 Apr 2021, entry for John M Norvell, 1870, Fork Union, Fluvanna, Virginia; citing roll M593_1646, page 227A, family 490, FHL microfilm 553,145, image 54 of 70; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  8. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 14 of 68 ), entry for Jno. M. Norvell, 1880, Fork Union, Fluvanna, Virginia; citing roll 1365, page 460B, family 118, accessed 1 Apr 2021.
  9. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 3 Apr 2021, entry for Susan D Norvell, 1910, Richmond, (Independent City), Virginia; citing roll T624_1644, page 19A, family 338, FHL microfilm 1,375,657, image 36 of 36; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  10. [S6048] "VA Death Recds., 1912-2014," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Marion Lee Norvell, 25 Jun 1922, Richmond, Henrico, Cert. No. 1922 013341, image 423 of 614.
  11. [S6048] "VA Death Recds., 1912-2014," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Frank Turner Norvell, 10 Jul 1924, Richmond, Henrico, Cert. No. 1924 016310, image 358 of 563.

Susan Jackson Turner1

F, #12436, b. 10 November 1879, d. 10 January 1953
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherZachary Taylor Turner1,2 b. 3 Aug 1849, d. 1 Apr 1922
MotherBettie J. Daniel1,2 b. 10 Jun 1852, d. 16 Oct 1936
Last Edited3 Nov 2018
     Susan Jackson Turner was born on 10 November 1879, daughter of Zachary Taylor Turner and Bettie J. Daniel, in Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina.1,2
     She was also known as Susie Jackson.3,2

     Never marrying, her job within the family structure was cooking.4

     She was an invalid and blind.2

     Susan Jackson Turner died on 10 January 1953 at age 73 in Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina,2 and was buried on 11 January 1953 in Turner Family Cemetery, Vance County, North Carolina.
     Find A Grave does not list this cemetery in either Vance or Warren County as of 3 Nov 2018.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18807/12 year of ageNutbush, Warren County, North Carolina1
190020 years of ageMiddleburg Township, Vance County, North Carolina3
191031 years of age and living within her father's householdMiddleburg Township, Vance County, North Carolina5
1920as Susie, 29 years of age, single and living in her father's householdMiddleburg Township, Vance County, North Carolina6
193050 years of age, single and living in her brother's householdMiddleburg Township, Vance County, North Carolina7
194057 years of age, single and living in her brother, Taylor's, householdMiddleburg Township, Vance County, North Carolina8

Citations

  1. [S677] "1880 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, population schedule, Nutbush Township, Enumeration District (ED) 284, Sheet 16, dwelling 124, family 124, Zachary Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm T9, Roll 985, page 77A. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  2. [S3461] "North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FPC7-B9W : accessed 8 Jul 2010), Susie Jackson Turner, 10 Jan 1953; citing Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, v 4B cn 4971, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,926,915.
  3. [S70] "1900 United States Federal Census," Vance County, North Carolina, population schedule, Middleburg Township, Enumeration District (ED) 88, Sheet 121A, dwelling 193, family 196, Zack T. Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm T623, Roll 1220, page 239A. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S5549] Vance County Historical Society, compiler. The Heritage of Vance County, 1 (Winston-Salem: Hunter Publishing Company, 1984), page 337.
  5. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ML3K-S1R ), entry for Z T Turner Sr., 1910, Middleburg, Vance, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 86, sheet 16B, household 290, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,140, accessed 3 Aug 2016.
  6. [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:MZJ5-P5T: accessed 7 Aug 2016), Z T Turner household, 1920, Middleburg, Vance, North Carolina, United States; citing ED 97, sheet 11A, household 166, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,323.
  7. [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:X37D-T43 ), entry for mis-indexed as James A Tunner, 1930, Middleburg, Vance, North Carolina, United States; citing ED 11, sheet 12B, household 192, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington, D. C.: The National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,341,458, accessed 7 Aug 2016.
  8. [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:KWQG-MS6 ): accessed 7 Aug 2016), Taylor Turner, Middleburg Township, Vance, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 91-16, sheet 24B, family 345, 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 2980.

Susan Lizzie Turner1,2

F, #24562, b. 6 March 1862, d. 7 February 1958
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn Thompson Turner1 b. 14 Dec 1824, d. 12 Jan 1898
MotherSusan Elizabeth Box1 b. 11 Jun 1838, d. 14 Jan 1907

Family

Coleman Claiborne Hobbs b. 7 Feb 1861, d. 4 May 1951
Last Edited1 Jul 2021
     Susan Lizzie Turner was born on 6 March 1862, daughter of John Thompson Turner and Susan Elizabeth Box, in Tennessee.3,2

     Susan, 21, married Coleman Claiborne Hobbs, 22, on 6 October 1883 in Humphreys County, Tennessee.2,4

     Susan Lizzie Hobbs died on 7 February 1958 at age 952 and was buried in Box Cemetery, Denver, Humphreys County, Tennessee.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18709 years of ageDistrict 6, Humphreys County, Tennessee3
1880as Lizzie (?) and 18 years of ageDistrict 3, Humphreys County, Tennessee5

Citations

  1. [S5594] Anonymous. History of Tennessee From Earliest Time To The Present; Together With Historical and Biographical Sketches of Montgomery, Robertson, Humphreys, Stewart, Dickson, Cheatham and Houston Counties (Nashville: The Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1886), page 1278.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Dec 2016, memorial page for Susie Lizzie Turner Hobbs (1862-1958) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Kyle Smith, maintained by Pattie Lee; citing Box Cemetery, Denver, Humphreys County, Tennessee.
  3. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDD4-JGN ), entry for John T Turner, 1870, Civil District 6, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States; citing p. 14, family 93, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,038, accessed 27 Dec 2016.
  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:QKH3-1WFR, entry for C C Hobbs and S L Turner, 06 Oct 1883; citing Humphreys, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 979,381, accessed 27 Dec 2016).
  5. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD7J-NPT ), entry for John Turner, 1880, District 3, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 97, family 152, sheet 78C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1263; FHL microfilm 1,255,263, accessed 27 Dec 2016.

Susan M. Turner1

F, #26074, b. circa 1845
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn G. Turner1 b. 1803, d. 16 Jan 1873
MotherMary T. Parker1 b. 1808, d. 18 Nov 1894
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited11 Apr 2021
     Susan M. Turner was born circa 1845, daughter of John G. Turner and Mary T. Parker, in Tennessee.1

     On 18 June 1860, she was not enumerated with her family. Nor can I find a marriage record for her as of 11 Apr 2021.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18505 years of age. Could this be a mistake by the enumerator when it should've been Lizzie?District 5, Sumner County, Tennessee1

Citations

  1. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 31 Jan 2021, entry for John G Turner, 1850, Sumner, Tennessee; citing roll 897, page 164b, family 507, image 10 of 26; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  2. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 24 Mar 2021), John G. Turner, 1860, Sumner, Tennessee; citing page 209, family 258, FHl microfilm 805,275.

Susan May Turner1,2

F, #24552, b. 21 May 1859, d. 23 June 1945
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherRobert Thompson Turner1,2 b. 4 May 1821, d. 25 Mar 1895
MotherCatherine H. Box1,2 b. 20 May 1830, d. 10 Feb 1865

Family

Jesse Edward Guin b. 15 Oct 1846, d. 7 Feb 1932
Last Edited11 Apr 2021
     Susan May Turner was born on 21 May 1859, daughter of Robert Thompson Turner and Catherine H. Box.1

     Susan and Jesse Edward Guin obtained a marriage bond on 11 September 1878 in Humphreys County, Tennessee.3

     Susan May Turner, 19, married Jesse Edward Guin, 31, on 12 September 1878 in Humphreys County, Tennessee, with H. W. turner, J. P., officiating.3

     Susan May Guin died on 23 June 1945 at age 86 in Waverly, Humphreys County, Tennessee,2 and was buried in Gwin Cemetery, Humphreys County, Tennessee.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18601 year of ageDistrict 15, Humphreys County, Tennessee5
187011 years of ageDistrict 2, Humphreys County, Tennessee6
190041 years of age, married twenty-one years and having borne six children all of whom are livingDistrict 15, Humphreys County, Tennessee7

Citations

  1. [S5594] Anonymous. History of Tennessee From Earliest Time To The Present; Together With Historical and Biographical Sketches of Montgomery, Robertson, Humphreys, Stewart, Dickson, Cheatham and Houston Counties (Nashville: The Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1886), page 1277.
  2. [S5982] "Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 11 Apr 2021, entry for Susie May T Gwin, 23 Jun 1945, Waverly, Humphreys County, FHL microfilm 2,137,359; citing original data from the FamilySearch entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
  3. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 11 Apr 2021, entry for J E Guin and Susie M Turner, 12 Sep 1878, Humphreys County Marriages A, Sep 1864-Dec 1868, page 52, image 285 of 676; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 11 Apr 2021, memorial page for Susan E. Turner Gwin (1859-1945) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Larry Hallstrom, maintained by Larry Hallstrom; citing Gwin Cemetgery, Humphreys County, Tennessee.
  5. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 11 Apr 2021), R. T. Turner, 1860, Humphreys, Tennessee; citing page 176, family 1149, FHL microfilm 805,257.
  6. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 11 Apr 2021, entry for Robt T Turner, 1870, Humphreys, Tennessee; citing roll M593_1539, page 11B, family 13, image 2 of 25; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  7. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 11 Apr 2021), Jessie E Guinn, 1900, Humphreys, Tennessee; citing page 5, family 79, FHL microfilm 1,241,579.

Susan Poline Turner1,2

F, #23094, b. 3 October 1897, d. 24 April 1963
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherCharles Ellis Turner1,3 b. 26 Dec 1864, d. 13 Jan 1928
MotherMontana Ording Moore1,3 b. 14 Oct 1870, d. 12 Feb 1931

Family

Sherman Taylor Hall b. 12 Sep 1889, d. 30 Apr 1966
Last Edited1 Jul 2021
     Susan Poline Turner was born on 3 October 1897, daughter of Charles Ellis Turner and Montana Ording Moore, in Virginia.1,3

     Susan married Sherman Taylor Hall, son of Thomas J. Hall and Mary M. Simpson. I am unable to find a marriage record on either FamilySearch or Ancestry.com as of 1 Jul 2021, but he is listed as her husband on her death certificate. This marriage was called to my attention by Donna Rowland via email dated 1 Sep 2016.3

     Prior to her death, she lived at 722 14th St., Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina.3

     Susan Poline Hall died of malnutrition due to generalized arteriosclorosis on 24 April 1963 at age 65 in City Memorial Hospital, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina,3,4 and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19002 years of ageLaurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia1
191012 years of ageLaurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia6
192022 years of age, single, and living in her father's householdLaurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia7
193030 years of age, single, and living in her mother's householdLaurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia8
1940unable to find her as of 1 Jul 2021

Citations

  1. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMFG-6LR ): accessed 24 Jul 2016), Charles E Turner, Laurel Fork, Carroll, Virginia, United States; citing sheet 5A, family 83, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,704.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 28 Aug 2016, memorial page for Susan Poline Turner (Susan was not born nor did she die in this year) (1898-1898) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by D Rowland, maintained by D Rowland; citing Turner Duncan Cemetery, Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia.
  3. [S3461] "North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGB9-4ZR : accessed 3 Sep 2016), Susie Turner Hall, 24 Apr 1963; citing Winston-Salem, Forsyth, N.C., v 12A cn 12494, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,953,307.
  4. [S5563] "North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976," index and images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com: accessed 5 Sep 2016, entry for entry for Susie Turner Hall, 24 Apr 1963, Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina which was called to my attention by Donna Rowland by email dated 1 Sep 2016, Microfilm S.123. Rolls 19-242, 280, 313-682, 1040-1297; North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina; citing original data from the North Carolina State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Susan Turner Hall (1897-1963) at memorial page....
  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:MPPX-HP6 ), entry for Charles E Turner, household, 1910, Laurel Fork, Carroll, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 5, sheet 10B, household 190, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,637, accessed 28 Aug 2016.
  7. [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:MJF2-BQ4: accessed 28 Aug 2016), Charles E Turner household, 1920, Laurel Fork, Carroll, Virginia, United States; citing ED 5, sheet 18A, household 345, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,883.
  8. [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:CD7Q-X2M ), entry for Monnie Turner household, 1930, Lauren Fork, Carroll, Virginia, United States; citing ED 5, Sheet 2A, household 30, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,342,173, accessed 28 Aug 2016.

Susanna Turner1,2

F, #306, b. between 1766 and 1784, d. before 4 August 1835
RelationshipGranddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner3 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner4 b. c 1753, d. b 25 Jun 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Littlepage Darneron b. bt 1766 - 1784, d. b 4 Aug 1835
Children
Last Edited3 Jul 2021
     Susanna Turner was born between 1766 and 1784, daughter of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner.5

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

     No specific day of the marriage is given, but its return was included in a list of returns by Martin Dawson Sen., dated April 22, 1801 (B/C Papers, 1800-07).67

     On 24 November 1805, she is named Susannah Damron in her father's will of this date.2,8

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

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

     Susanna Darneron died before 4 August 1835 in Pike County, Missouri.11

     On 4 August 1835, on which date Nicholas T. Damron became administrator of his father, Littlepage Damron's, estate. He further states that Wm. Damron of Nelson County, Virginia; Malinda Harvey, wife of Francis Harvey of Lincoln County, Missouri and James Damron and the said Nicholas T. Damron of the same county, Elizabeth Thurmond, Susan Wells and Lucy Ann Damron of Pike County are the only heirs of Littlepage Damron. Therefore, we can safely assume his wife, Susanna, had predeceased him. in Pike County, Missouri.11

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1810presumably the one free white female between 26 and 44St. Anne's Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia5
1820presumably the one free white female between 26 and 44St. Anne's Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia12

Citations

  1. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 4 . This book is not as well documented as one would like, however, it displays more research effort than one usually finds in books of this period on family genealogy.
  2. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, 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
  3. [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.
  4. [S6313] "Nelson County, Virginia Will Book B, 1818-1822," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Rebecca Turner, 1810, pages 82-84, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P4-X8ZX?i=398&cat=382866, accessed 31 Oct 2020.
  5. [S688] "1810 United States Federal Census," Albemarle County, Virginia, Roll 66, page 162, line 20, Littlepage Damron household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M252. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  6. [S96] Vogt, John and Kethley Jr., T. William. Albemarle County Marriages 1780-1853, II (Athens: Iberian Publisning Company, 1991), page 662.
  7. [S5505] Anonymous. "Albemarle Marriages," Virginia Magazine of Genealogy, vol. 23, no. 2 (May 1985): citing complete list on pages 72-73. Submitted by Sharon B. Hamner; original documents located in Albemarle County, Virginia Marriage Bonds and Minister's Returns, Box 4, Folder 25.
  8. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 368; citing Will Book 4, page 223.
  9. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing Nelson County, Virginia Deed Book I, page 509.
  10. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 36; citing Deed Book 1, page 509.
  11. [S1668] Pike County, Missouri Probate Record, vols. 1-3, 1825-1847, FHL Film 0,956,908, microreproduction of manuscript consisting of wills, letters and bonds of administration and guardian bonds, 20 Sep 2019.
  12. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLC-MWK ), entry for Littlepage Damron, 1820, St Anns Parish, Albemarle, Virginia, United States; citing page 26, line 19, NARA microfilm publication M33 (Washington, D. C.: The National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 193,689, accessed 7 Jul 2016.
  13. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 1 Jul 2021, memorial page for Elizabeth N Dameron Thurmond (1811-1875) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by 123, maintained by jashem; citing Concord Cemetery, Callaway County, Missouri.

Susanna Turner1

F, #838, b. between 1794 and 1804, d. before 7 July 1829
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner2 b. 31 Aug 1766, d. b May 1834
MotherJoannah Rives b. 1765, d. b Feb 1837
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited1 Jul 2021
     Susanna Turner was born between 1794 and 1804, daughter of Terisha Turner and Joannah Rives.3

     Susanna and Asa Stephens obtained a marriage bond on 1 January 1817 in Warren County, North Carolina, with Stephen Rives as bondsman and Wm. Green, Clerk of the County Court, as a witness.4

     Susanna Stephens died before 7 July 1829 because she died prior to her husband's remarriage on this date as well as the 1835 division of her father's estate. Her children are named among the heirs of Terisha Turner. However, I've been unable to locate Asa, or these children for certain in the 1850 or 1860 census enumerations.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her under Stephens or Stevens as of 3 Feb 2019.

     In May 1835, the land of Terisha Turner, dec'd, was alloted to his heirs in this term of Court in Warren County, North Carolina. Heirs named: Terisha Turner; Stephen R. Turner; Reaves Turner; Martha Williams; Susanna Stephens' heirs; Ellenora White; John Stephens by right of his wife Susanah (I thought her husband was Asa?); Thomas White by right of his wife.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820presumably as the one free white female between 16 and 26Mecklenburg County, North Carolina3

Citations

  1. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929).
  2. [S6415] "Warren County, North Carolina: Record of Willls, Accounts, Inventories, and Settlements, 1830-1837," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Terisha Turner, dec'd, 1835, vol. 35, pages 117-119|images 665-666 of 831 : accessed 2 Jan 2021, unknown cd3.
  3. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHGH-823 ), entry for Asa Stephen, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States; citing page 198, line 45, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 84; FHL microfilm 162,800, accessed 1 Sep 2018.
  4. [S454] "North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds 1741 - 1868," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 28 Jul 2000, entry for Asa Stephens and Susan Turner, 1 Jan 1817, Bond# 000162914.
  5. [S6415] "Warren Co., NC Wills, Accts., v. 33-35, 1830-1837," FamilySearch, Terisha Turner, dec'd, 1835, vol. 35, pages 117-119 at Provo, Utah, accessed 2 Jan 2021, images 665-666 of 831.
  6. [S279] Gammon, David, e-mail message from <e-mail address> to Toby Turner, entitled "Re: Stephen Turner", dated 28 Feb 2000, with genealogy report attached entitled "TURNER of Virginia and Warren County". Mr. Gammon is descended from Rhoda Turner and is the author of numerous abstracts of North Carolina public records and reporting on his own line.

Susanna Turner1

F, #855, b. 28 November 1820, d. before February 1853
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter 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

Peter J. Evans b. c 1811, d. b Aug 1850
Children
Last Edited30 Jun 2021
     Susanna Turner was born on 28 November 1820, daughter of Henley Turner and Elizabeth Duke.1
     She was also known as Susan E.3,4

     On 21 October 1829, she is named Susan in her father's will of this date.2

     In February 1834, the Court, ordered an audit of the guardian accounts of Richard Davis as guardian of the heirs of Henley Turner, deceased. The Guardian Account was filed in May Court. Accounts were ordered settled with Benjamin Norwood, administrator with the will annexed in Aug Court, during which the account was current with the administrator. A share of Negroes was allotted to Matthew Turner, son of the deceased in Nov Court. A share of the Negroes was allotted to Mark C. Turner, son of the deceased in Feb Court 1835. The May Court ordered an audit of the guardian accounts which was filed in Aug Court. Richard Davis renewed his guardian bond for the orphans, James, Mark C., Susan, Henly (I think this should be Henry) and James (?) Turner on 23 Feb Court 1836 (page 205, image 119). Shares of the Negroes were allotted to Mark C. Turner and Jane Yarborough formerly Jane Turner in Nov Court 1836. The Court again ordered an audit of the guardian accounts in Feb Court 1837. in Warren County, North Carolina.5,6

     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.7

     In 1839, Stephen H. Turner was appointed guardian of Henry Turner and James M. Turner in Feb Court 1839. The Court ordered an audit of the guardian accounts of Richard Davis as guardian of Susan, Henry and James Turner in Feb Court 1839. Benjamin Norwood was appointed guardian of the orphan Susan R. Turner in Feb Court 1839.8

     Susanna and Peter J. Evans obtained a marriage license on 13 November 1840 in Warren County, North Carolina.9,4

     Susanna Turner, 19, married Peter J. Evans on 13 November 1840.9,4

     In 1840, in November Court in Warren County , Peter Evans and his wife, Susanna, petitioned Henry Turner and James Turner for division of slaves. Service was noted to Stephen H. Turner as well.10

     Susanna Evans died before February 1853 in Warren County, North Carolina.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 7 Jan 2019.11

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185029 years of ageWarren County, North Carolina12

Citations

  1. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009.
  2. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), pages 112-113; citing Will Book 32, page 293.
  3. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Brides, page 00073.
  4. [S2989] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJ7-SHCN, entry for Peter J Evans and Susan E Turner, 13 Nov 1841; citing Warren, North Carolina, United States, p. , Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 432,252, accessed 5 Jul 2016). On the original document, the date can be read as 1840 or 1841.
  5. [S262] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates, Warren County, North Carolina, 1833-1851, III (Raleigh: D.B.G., c1988), page 6; citing page 82 in County Court Minutes 1833-1837.
  6. [S6425] "Warren County, North Carolina County Court Minutes, 1833-1844," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Henley Turner est., 1836, page 205, image 119 : accessed 6 Jan 2021, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QHV-F3ZN-G1JQ?i=118&cat=680925 . Verifying names of orphans listed. Verifying names of orphans listed.
  7. [S6415] "Warren County, North Carolina: Record of Willls, Accounts, Inventories, and Settlements, 1830-1837," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Henley Turner, dec'd, 1835, vol. 35, pages 99-102|images 654-657 of 831 : accessed 2 Jan 2021, unknown cd3.
  8. [S262] Gammon. Estate Recds., Warren Co., NC, III, page 15; citing page 210 in County Court Minutes 1837-1839.
  9. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, Brides, page 00073; Marriage Bond 13.
  10. [S262] Gammon. Estate Recds., Warren Co., NC, III, page 69; citing page 963 in Appearance Docket County Court, 1834-1843.
  11. [S2206] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates: Warren County, North Carolina 1852-1868, IV (Raleigh: D. B. Gammon, 1994), page 3, citing page 36 in Minute Docket, Court of Pleas and Quarter Session 1852-1854.
  12. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, population schedule, dwelling 544, family 544, Peter J. Evans household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M432, Roll 648, page 41A. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  13. [S279] Gammon, David, e-mail message from <e-mail address> to Toby Turner, entitled "Re: Stephen Turner", dated 28 Feb 2000, with genealogy report attached entitled "TURNER of Virginia and Warren County". Mr. Gammon is descended from Rhoda Turner and is the author of numerous abstracts of North Carolina public records and reporting on his own line.
  14. [S548] Susannah Hamner Turner Bible, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, page 2.

Susanna Hamner Turner1

F, #12503, b. 21 February 1801
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner1 b. 20 Sep 1781
MotherElizabeth Sims1 b. bt 1790 - 1800
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

William H. Hern b. bt 1795 - 1804
Last Edited1 Jul 2021
     Susanna Hamner Turner was born on 21 February 1801, daughter of James Turner and Elizabeth Sims, in North Carolina.1
     She was also known as Susan H.2

     Susanna, 18, married William H. Hern on 6 August 1819 in Wilson County, Tennessee.2,3,4

     On 23 October 1850, I found a Susan Hearn, age 47, head of household, but born in Tennessee living in District 11, Wilson County, Tennessee with four possible children: Pernell, age 23, Farmer; Nancy, age 19; Francis, age 19 and Stephen age 17. She is living close to a Whiteson P. Hearn age 30 and his family. However, two Purnells are shown on Find a Grave with different parents (James W. Hearn andStephen Hill Hearne) as is Whitson P. Hearn. So this cannot be right!5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820presumably as the one free white female 16 and under 26Lebanon Township, Wilson County, Tennessee6

Citations

  1. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009, page 8.
  2. [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-QXF7, entry for William H Hern and Susan H Turner, 06 Aug 1819; citing Wilson, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 430,829, accessed 3 Sep 2016).
  3. [S6006] "Tennessee, Compiled Marriages, 1784-1825," index, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 30 Jun 2021, entry for William Horn and Susannah Turner, 6 Aug 1819, Wilson County.
  4. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 1 Jul 2021, entry for William H. Hern and Susanah Turner, 6 Aug 1819, Wilson County Marriages Loose Records, Jan 1819-Dec 1821, images 220-221 of 1516; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives. His surname is clearly written Hern (bond) and Hearne (his signature) on the document.
  5. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 1 Jul 2021, entry for Susan Hearn, 1850, Wilson, Tennessee; citing roll 901, page 415b, family 1397, image 7 of 15; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  6. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHGC-LRM ), entry for William Hean household, 1820, Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, United States; citing page 397, line 40, NARA microfilm publication M33 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 193,684, accessed 3 Sep 2016.

Susannah Turner1

F, #828, b. 10 February 1773
RelationshipGranddaughter 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

Terisha Johnson b. c 1760, d. a 1840
Children
Last Edited6 Jan 2021
     Susannah Turner was born on 10 February 1773, daughter of Stephen Turner and Susannah Hamner.1

     Susannah and Terisha Johnson obtained a marriage bond on 23 December 1790 at Warren County, North Carolina, from M. D. Johnson, Clerk of Court.3,4

     Susannah, 17, married Terisha Johnson on 23 December 1790 at Warren County, North Carolina.4

     On 14 October 1799, she is named Susannah Johnston in her father's will of this date.2

     I cannot find any death/burial information as of 22 Dec 2016.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840as the only female listed with Terisha Johnson in this census and is between 60 and 70 years of ageHenderson County, Tennessee5
1850a Sally Johnson, 77, born in South Carolina (could be the fault of the person answering the questions) living in the household of a Sarah H. Johnson in Wayne County, Tennessee, 48, born in South Carolina c1802 which is too late by far, along with William R. Johnson, 12, born in Mississippi, and Solomon Johnson, 7, born in Tennessee. This cannot be the right person. And, they are living next to a John Turner, born 1785 in North Carolina. Unfortunately, he does not appear to be a brother to Susannah and none of his children appear in my database6
1860a Susanna J Johnson, born c1774 in Virginia, living in the household of Jordan Johnson, age 57, born in North Carolina, and his wife, Julia Ann, 45, born in Virginia and Mary Johnson, 20, and Mary Johnson, 20, both of whom were born in Tennessee and living in Wayne County. This is the closest I could get.7

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. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Grooms' List, page 00038.
  4. [S454] "North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds 1741 - 1868," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 20 Aug 2007, entry for Terry Johnson and Susanah Turner, 23 Dec 1790, Bond #000161416.
  5. [S1026] "1840 United States Federal Census," Henderson County, Tennessee, Roll 522, page 351, line 9, Terisha Johnson household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M704. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  6. [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:MC63-CQB ), entry for Sally Johnson in household of Sarah H Johnson, 1850, Wayne county, Wayne, Tennessee, United States; citing family 624, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 444,855, accessed 3 Sep 2016.
  7. [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:M8TY-VSL ), entry for Susanna J Johnson in entry for Jordan Johnson, 1860, 7th District, Wayne, Tennessee, United States; citing page 38, household 260, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 805,277, accessed 22 Dec 2016.
  8. [S49] Johnson, Tony L., e-mail message from (<e-mail address>) to Toby Turner, dated 10 Jan 2002, with a genealogy report attachment entitled "Johnson/Turner Descendants."
  9. [S356] Johnson, Tony L.. Stephen Ruben Thornton in "Turner/Thornton Connection", listserve message to Warren County, North Carolina, uploaded 20 Dec 2001, 2:45 am, accessed 30 Sep 2004, http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/rw/pUB.2ACE/93.209.1.

Susannah Turner1

F, #930, b. circa 1823, d. 1866
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1,2 b. 1780, d. 1858
MotherSusan Foster1
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Samuel C. Kerne b. c 1816, d. 11 Sep 1895
Children
Last Edited1 Jul 2021
     Susannah Turner was born circa 1823, daughter of Terisha Turner and Susan Foster, in Virginia.3,4
     She was also known as Susan P.2

     Susannah married Samuel C. Kerne on 19 April 1842 in Pike County, Missouri.5

     On 7 December 1861, Thomas Turner, administrator of the estate of Terrisha Turner deceased, came to Court in Pike County, Missouri, to make a final settlement of this estate. He was found to be indebted to said estate in the sum of $402.68 and was ordered to distribute to each heirs or set of heirs the sum of $378.09 and also as follows:
Thomas Turner = $378.09
John C. Turner = 378.09
George F. Turner = $378.09
Robert C. Turner = $378.09
Jane Graves = $378.09
Julia Ann Wells - $378.09
Eliza Cunningham = $378.09
Susan P. Kerne = $378.09
George B. Turner guardian for the use of John Turner, William Turner and Edward Turner, minors jointly the sum of $378.09. I do not know who the father was of these minors was or how George B. Turner was related.2

     Susannah Kerne died in 1866.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 3 Feb 2019.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1850as Susan and 27 years of ageClarksville, Pike County, Missouri4
1860as Susan and 36 years of ageCallao Township, Macon County, Missouri6

Citations

  1. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 9 . This book is not as well documented as one would like, however, it displays more research effort than one usually finds in books of this period on family genealogy.
  2. [S6270] "Missouri Probate Records, 1750-1998: Pike, 1859-1865, vol. C-D, " images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah), entry for Terrisha Turner, decd. by Thomas Turner, 7 Dec 1861, page 383, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89LM-C9SK?i=237&wc=QZ9D-4WQ%3A1328677201%2C1328690820&cc=2399107 : image 238 of 725, accessed 5 Sep 2020.
  3. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 9. Says he was born in 1822.
  4. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 5 Sep 2020, entry for Samuel Kerne, 1850, Clarksville, Pike, Missouri; citing roll 409, page 217B, family 786, image 3 of 7; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  5. [S3854] "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2D9-9NG, entry for Samuel C. Kerne and Susan Turner, 19 Apr 1842; citing Pike, Missouri; FHL microfilm 974,634, accessed 18 Aug 2016).
  6. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 1 Jul 2021), Saml Kern, 1860, Callao, Macon, Missouri; citing page 36, family 247.

Terisha Turner1

M, #302, b. between 1780 and 1790
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner2 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner3 b. c 1753, d. b 25 Jun 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Christian Foster b. a 1790
Last Edited4 Jul 2021
     Terisha Turner was born between 1780 and 1790, son of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner.4
     He was also known as Terisha Turner Jr.5

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

     On 21 December 1807, Terisha Turner was security for the marriage bond of Martha Turner and Henry Rittenhouse at Amherst County, Virginia.6

     On 28 May 1810, Terisha Turner Jr qualified as guardian to his brother, William Turner, orphan of James Turner.7,5

     On 25 June 1810, Terisha Turner Jr, James Turner, Wm. H. Mosby and Alexander Roberts were bonded in the sum of £800 for Terisha Turner Jr, administrator of all the goods, chattels, and estate of Rebecca Turner, deceased, in Nelson County, Virginia. Signed and sealed by all persons named and recorded this day.8

     On 28 January 1811, James Turner and Terisha Turner were bonded in the sum of $4,000 on behalf of James Turner as Inspector of Tobacco at Swan Creek Warehouse in Nelson County, Virginia.9

     On 23 September 1811, Samuel Turner was bonded in the amount of $2,000 as guardian for Christian and William Foster, orphans of James Foster with Terisha Turner (probably the Terisha Turner who married her later) as bondsman in Nelson County, Virginia.10,11,12

     On 17 August 1812, an Administrators Account for the estate of James Turner was listed by Jno. Turner (John L. Turner); will expenses; bond of Terisha Turner; Jas. Turner; Nancy Turner; Milly Turner in Amherst County, Virginia.13,14

     Terisha and Christian Foster obtained a marriage bond on 6 January 1814 at Nelson County, Virginia, with Samuel Turner serving as security.15

     On 24 March 1817, Terisha Turner was bondsman for the marriage bond of Nancy Turner and John Thurmond at Nelson County, Virginia.16,17

     On 23 October 1830, could this be the James Turner decd. for whom Terisha Turner (his brother) and Benjamin Dawson were bonded in the amount of $600 for Terisha to act as administrator?18,19

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830with three free white males under 5; two free white males between 5 and 10; two free white males between 10 and 15; one free white male between 40 and 50 (himself ?); one free white female between 5 and 10; one free white female between 10 and 15; one free white female between 15 and 20; one free white female between 20 and 30; and, one free white female between 30 and 40 years of age. Slaves were three males under 10; three males between 24 and 36; one female under 10; two females between 10 and 15 - a total of nineNelson County, Virginia4
1840with six free white males 30 thru 39; one free white male 50 thru 59 (himself). Slaves: two males 24 thru 35; three males 36 thru 54; one female 36 thru 49; total six slavesSt. Annes Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia20

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, James Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 223. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCYK?i=464&cat=279608
  2. [S6307] "Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 4, 1801-1810," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for James Turner, 1806, page 223, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCYK?i=464&cat=279608, accessed 30 Oct 2020.
  3. [S6313] "Nelson County, Virginia Will Book B, 1818-1822," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Rebecca Turner, 1810, pages 82-84, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P4-X8ZX?i=398&cat=382866, accessed 31 Oct 2020.
  4. [S683] "1830 United States Federal Census," Nelson County, Virginia, Roll 196, page 124, images 57 and 58, line 14, Terisha Turner Jr household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M19. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  5. [S6289] "Nelson County, Virginia, Will Book A, 1808-1818," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Terisha Turner, 1810, page 122, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P4-X87J?i=82&cat=382866, accessed 1 Nov 2020.
  6. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 14 Oct 2020), entry for Henry Writtenhouse and Patsey Turner, 1807, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-NZHH .
  7. [S5991] Davis Bailey Fulton, compiler. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of Will Book A (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1964), page 11; citing Will Book A, page 122.
  8. [S6289] "Nelson Co., VA Will Bk A, 1808-1818," FamilySearch, entry for Terisha Turner Jr and James Turner, 1810, Nelson County, Virginia, Will Book A, pages 81-82, image 62 of 495 at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P4-X843?i=61&cat=382866, accessed 29 Sep 2020.
  9. [S6289] "Nelson Co., VA Will Bk A, 1808-1818," FamilySearch, entry for James Turner and Terisha Turner, 1811, page 106-107 at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P4-X8W7?i=74&cat=382866, accessed 1 Nov 2020.
  10. [S1355] Nelson County, Virginia Will Books, vol. A-B, 1808-1822, FHL Film 0,032,715 #3, microfilm of original records at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston, Virginia, James Foster entry, Will Book A, page 140.
  11. [S5991] Davis Bailey Fulton. Nelson Co., VA Will Bk. A, page 12; citing Will Book A, page 140.
  12. [S6289] "Nelson Co., VA Will Bk A, 1808-1818," FamilySearch, entry for Samuel Turner, 1811, page 140 at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P4-X87S?i=95&cat=382866, accessed 1 Nov 2020.
  13. [S111] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 5-6 1810-1827, FHL Film 0,030,276, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, James Turner entry, Will Book 5, page 177.
  14. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 368; citing Will Book 5, page 177.
  15. [S6317] "Nelson County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1808-1866," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah, entry for Terisha Turner and Charles (should be Christian) Foster, 1814|https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=394978&rmsId=M9MP-H57&imageIndex=83&singleView=true, at unknown cd3, accessed 2 Nov 2020). These bonds were copies from a photostat copy of the county clerk's register of marriages in the Virginia State Library by Joel Hicks, and typed by Miss Mackeene Smith.
  16. [S451] Ricks, Joel. Nelson County, Virginia Marriage Bonds 1808-1866 (Salt Lake City, Utah: [copied by Joel Ricks] ; typed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, October 1936), page 76 . Can be accessed online.
  17. [S6317] "Nelson Co., VA Marriage Bds., 1808-1866," FamilySearch, John Thurmond and N. Turner, 1817, at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=394978&rmsId=M9MP-H57&imageIndex=81&singleView=true, accessed 8 Nov 20200.
  18. [S1354] Nelson County, Virginia Will Books, vols. C-D, 1822-1836, FHL Film 0,032,716, microfilm of original records at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston, Virginia, James Turner entry, Will Book D, page 74.
  19. [S6314] "Nelson County Willi Book D, 1830-1836," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for James Turner, 1830, page https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P4-X49C?i=373&cat=382866, at unknown cd3, accessed 1 Nov 2020.
  20. [S6008] "1840 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 4 Jul 2021, entry for Terisha Turner Jr 1840, St Annes, Albemarle, Virginia; citing roll 549, page 159, line 14, FHL microfilm 29,683, image 59 of 74, National Archives and Records Administration.

Terisha Turner1

M, #326, b. before 1775, d. before 1838
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn Turner2,3,4 b. bt 1740 - 1750, d. b Apr 1832
MotherMildred Suddarth5 d. 1807
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

Mary Dalton d. a 16 Apr 1816
Children

Family 2

Rachel Dickerson b. a 1775, d. b 24 Dec 1829
Children

Family 3

Priscilla Parrish b. c 1790
Last Edited4 Jul 2021
     Terisha Turner was born before 1775, son of John Turner and Mildred Suddarth.6

     Terisha married Mary Dalton, daughter of William Dalton, on 16 March 1796 in Albemarle County, Virginia. According to the article on Turner Bible records, this marriage occurred on February 16, 1796. The March date might possibly be the date the marriage was reported.7,2,8

     On 30 September 1799, Petitioners from Sumner County, Tennessee, sent a petition dated this date to the House of Representatives:
     The Honourable the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee The Petition of a number of inhabitants of the upper end of Sumner County Eastwardly of Rocky Creek Respectively sheweth that from the great extent of said county we humbly conceive it ought to be divided into two separate and distinct counties we having advertised agreeable to law respecting the division of counties. We your petitioners beg leave to state your honourable body some of the hardships we labored under in our present situation, many of us having to attend courts and general assembly & other publick meetings at the distance of sixty and seventy miles which makes our local situation disagreeable from these reasons and many others........ could assign to
your ...we beg leave to recommend to your honourable body to divide the said county of Sumner as follows: begining at a portion on the line which divides the State of Kentucky from this State which is a due south
course will strike the head of the main fork of Rocky Creek and down the same to its confluence with the Cumberland River thence a South Southeast course to the INDIAN BOUNDARY and all that part of the said
county lying Eastward from the above described line is the part we wish it in Justice think ought to be formed into a Separate county and we your petitioners as in duty bound shall ever pray.
. . . . . .
     Terisha Turner was fourth line from the bottom of those signing the petition.9,10

     On 11 May 1801, he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Smith County, Tennessee, Regiment.11

     On 5 April 1803, John Turner and Terisha Turner were bound unto David Wilson Chairman of the Court of Sumner County in the sum of $5,000 to be paid the said chairman, his successors or assigns. The condition of the obligation as that John Turner has obtained an order of Court for leave to erect a Grist Mill on Rocking Creek about three or four hundred yards below where the road from Bledsoes lick to the flat ? across said creek within one year from this date. Signed by both John Turner and Terisha Turner.12

     On 10 September 1803, he witnessed a deed between his father and his brother-in-law, Moses Tinsley, in which Moses purchased 164 acres of land from his father. at Sumner County, Tennessee.13

     On 4 August 1806, both John and Terisha (spelled Terratia) Turner charged items with a Gallatin merchant in Sumner County, Tennessee.14

     On 11 June 1812, John Turner conveyed 155 acres of land in Sumner County on June 11, 1812 to his beloved son, Terisha Turner for $10. The land was identified as part of the tract on which John then lived. Plats drawn of this land indicate that John sold Terisha the top portion of his 300 acre tract in Sumner County, Tennessee.3

     Terisha and Rachel Dickerson obtained a marriage bond on 7 December 1816 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with Will Grigg as security.15,16

     Terisha Turner married Rachel Dickerson on 22 November 1816 in Sumner County, Tennessee. Virginia Turner Harris states in her article that Rachel Dickerson was a niece of Molly (Polly) Dalton, Terisha's first wife who apparently died in or immediately after childbirth.

     There is an obvious mistake here because they can't have married before the marriage bond was obtained. Nor do I understand how they could have married prior to getting a marriage bond. I have no explanation, other than transcription error for the bond being dated 7 Dec 1816 and the marriage occurring 22 Nov 1816.2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     I hereby revoke all former wills which I have made.

     In testimony whereof I have affixed my seal this 24th day of August 1827.
At the request of John Turner we have               John Turner (seal)
affixed our names as witness of the above
Charles H. Stone
James R. Harrell
Jacob F. Eilett (sic - Elliott?)17

     Terisha and Priscilla Parrish obtained a marriage bond on 24 December 1829 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with Stokely Vinson as bondsman. Unfortunately, a transcriber noted the year as 1827 which then was copied into a book so some sources use 1827 instead of the correct year of 1829.18,19,20,21

     Terisha Turner married Priscilla Parrish on 24 December 1829 in Sumner County, Tennessee. On the cited website, there are two dates given for a marriage between a Terisha Turner and Priscilla Parish (Parrish): 20 Aug 1827 and 24 Dec 1829. I suspect the problem was with reading the original bond.2,19,20

     Terisha Turner died before 1838 in Sumner County, Tennessee, because his wife was on the 1838 tax list instead of him.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 18 Jan 2019.22

     On 16 October 1873, Louisa B. Turner Locke wrote a letter to the historian Lyman S. Draper from Hartsville, Trousdale County, Tennessee, in which she provided detailed information about her father (James Turner), grandparents (John Turner and Millie Suddarth), aunts (Sally Caffrey, Mary Read, and Elizabeth Tinsley), uncles (Terisha Turner, William Turner), and sister (Mary A. Tinsley). She also states that Samuel S. Turner was the son of her uncle Terisha Turner. She even comments on "old Aunt Lyon" who died in Carthage, Tennessee at a very old age. I am unsure exactly who this old aunt is.5

     On 20 October 1873, Samuel S. Turner wrote another letter on this date to historian Lyman S. Draper in which he names his grandfather John Turner, his father Terisha Turner and his uncle James Turner. He mentions James' daughter Louisa B. Locke who lived in Hartsville, Tennessee. He also mentions his older brother Sumpter Turner and Sumpter's son, Thomas Sumpter Turner who then lived in Virginia.4

     On 15 December 1873, Wilson D. Turner, of Enon College, Trousdale County, Tennessee, wrote a letter to historian Lyman S. Draper in which he references his brother Samuel confirming Wilson to be another son of Terisha and Mary Dalton Turner. He mentions his great-grandmother Patience Sumpter who married a Suddarth and died in Albemarle County, Virginia.23

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1817with 155 acres on Rocky CreekSumner County, Tennessee24
1818155 acres on Rock CreekSumner County, Tennessee25
1819with 155 acres on Rocky CreekSumner County, Tennessee26
1820with 155 acres on Rock Creek (have I got him confused withSumner County, Tennessee27
1821with 155 acres on R Creek, one free white poll and one black pollSumner County, Tennessee28
1822with 155 acres on R CreekSumner County, Tennessee29
1823with 155 acres and close to his father, James, on the listSumner County, Tennessee30
1824with 155 acres on R. C. (Rocky Creek)Sumner County, Tennessee31

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820with one free white male under 10; one free white male between 10 and 16; one free white male between 45 and over (himself); three free white females under 10; two free white females between 10 and 16; one free white female between 16 and 26; and, one free white female between 26 and 45 years of age. He is living immediately adjacent to his brother, William. There were two people engaged in agriculture. Slaves enumerated were one male under 45 and one male 45 or older. The problem is that he is only a few lines above John Turner Senr, whom I believe to be John L. Turner, who also had a son, Terisha (302), who moved to Sumner County, Tennessee. He is indexed on FamilySearch as Ferisha Turner!Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee6
1830with two free white males 5 thru 9; one free white male 15 thru 19; one free white male 50 thru 59 (himself); one free white female under 5; one free white female 10 thru 14; and one free white female 40 thru 49) his wife. Slaves: two males under 10; one male 36 thru 54; one female 36 thru 54.Sumner County, Tennessee32

Citations

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  8. [S1566] Norford, William L., compiler. Marriages of Albemarle County and Charlottesville, Virginia (Charlottesville: Jarman Printing Company, 1956), page 202; shows the 16 Mar date 1796.
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  15. [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-GSP, entry for Tirsha Turner and Rachel Dickinson, 07 Dec 1816; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 969,843, accessed accessed 6 Jun 2019).
  16. [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, Di-Don selection, at
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~we3sumneritesjblcsf/mrg_di-don.htm
  17. [S5964] "TN Wills & Probate, 1779-2008," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, entry for John Turner, 1832, Shelby County Will Record I-C, Jan 1830-May 1847, page 36, image 44 of 864.
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  19. [S5744] Whitley, Edythe Rucker, compiler. Marriages of Sumner County, Tennessee, 1787-1838 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981), online at Ancestry.com, page 77.
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  21. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 4 Jul 2021, entry for Terisha Turner and Priscilla Parrish, 24 Dec 1829, Sumner, Wilson Counties Loose Marriage Records, 1820-1829, image 1585 of 1766; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The year is clearly 1829.
  22. [S3514] "Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah); accessed 11 Sep 2019, entry for Priscilla W. Turner, 1838, Sumner County, page 326, image 7 of 53; citing original data from the The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Early Tax Lists of Tennessee.
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  32. [S5986] "1830 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 23 Jan 2021, entry for Tericssa Turner, 1830, Sumner, Tennessee; citing M19, roll 181, page 194, line 13, FHL microfilm 24,539, image 121 of 164; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  33. [S1433] Harris. "Turner Bible Records", page 11; in the article the day is shown as 32 Jan which is obviously a typo..
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Terisha Turner

M, #819, b. between 1705 and 1710, d. before 19 April 1802
Father(--?--) Turner
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Sarah (--?--) d. b 15 Feb 1807
Children
Last Edited24 Jan 2022
     
Terisha Turner's Ancestry

     Most family histories show him born in England, but DNA analysis seems to indicate that Terisha was not the original emigrant to Virginia.

     A 1948 pedigree from the Institute of American Genealogy places his birth date at 1705-1710 and suggests that he might have been the original emigrant to this country. This alleged source is supposed to be a pedigree published in the Magazine of American Genealogy which is said to have been published in 1948. Given that this magazine ceased publication in 1934, I have deleted it as a source. Furthermore, because I've not been able to review it, I am not inclined to give it any credence whatsoever. The Abridged Compendium is known to be replete with errors. I have gone through every volume of the Abridged Compendium without finding a single mention of Terisha Turner. Clearly, this "mention" in various books is spurious.

     One genealogist (unnamed in Some Turners of Virginia) says that the Turners of Goochland belonged to Manakin town, though not necessarily Huguenots or Quakers, and descended from an early James Turner. There is no question that there are other Turners found in Albemarle, Amherst and other early Virginia counties. After performing a search on the surname, I found Turner to be one of the most common surnames in Virginia. So, it is completely possible that there may be inaccuracies in the following genealogy. I personally feel comfortable using wills and other legal documents tracking names, but one must face the fact that when one has several John Turners in various documents it is very difficult to know if one is dealing with a descendent of Terisha or of his presumed brother, Stephen. One does the best one can with the data and cites every source. The reader can decide if he/she believes them.

     Y-DNA studies have found that Terisha had an unusual Haplogroup which should help in identifying his ancestry. At present, there is a close match to a Turner from Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

     Recent Y-DNA analysis has found preliminary indications of Turner relations living in Derbyshire or Leicestershire (FTDNA Kit #183370 - Francis Turner b. 1776 Derbyshire or Leicestershire, d. in England 1850). Much more work is needed to verify any real linkage.1
     Terisha Turner was born between 1705 and 1710, son of (--?--) Turner.

     Terisha Turner first is mentioned in Albemarle County records, then in Amherst County, Virginia records. He owned several thousand acres in Virginia and North Carolina. Both Terisha and Stephen, who may have been Terisha's brother, began appearing in Virginia county records in 1749. Terisha named a son Stephen; Stephen named a son Terisha. Both originally settled in Albemarle County, then moved to Amherst County. A familial relationship seems to exist here, but they could just as easily have been cousins or, possibly, not related at all. Y-DNA testing performed on male descendants seems to indicate a relationship between Terisha and a James Turner, born c1740, who lived in Sussex County, Virginia. Given that Terisha names his second son, James, this seems possible.2

     Terisha married Sarah (--?--). It is unlikely that I'm going to be able to find a marriage record from this early a date.3,4

     Amherst County is "cupped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the James River." Only 49 surveys were made between May 1728 and May 1730. The county was created by the Legislative Act of March 1761 in the first year of the reign of His Majesty George II to be effective May 1, 1761. The same men who created Albemarle County in 1744 were behind the later creation of Amherst County.

     On 15 December 1749, "Terisha (sometimes spelled and probably pronounced Terr' isha, since his nickname was Terry) first patented 200 acres on the south side of the James River for £1. The patent was for land in Goochland County on the south side of the James River on the borders of Snow Quarter, adjacent to William Faris and Nicholas Davis)" at Goochland County, Virginia Colony.5,6

     On 14 August 1750, James Ireland conveyed to Terisha Turner 147 acres on the N. fork Green river for £13-7-6 in Albemarle County, Virginia Colony, land originally patented by Christopher Anthony, 20 Aug 1748.7

     On 29 October 1751, Terisha Turner, of Albemarle, and his wife, Sarah, conveyed to Michael Rowland of Cumberland County the same 200 acres at the heads of Deep Run, a branch of Muddy Creek, adjoining William Ferrises and Nicholas Davis. Sarah relinquished her dower rights in this land.8

     On 7 July 1753, Terisha Turner (signing with his mark) was one of four men who presented the appraisal and inventory of the estate of John Spencer to the Court at Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.9

     On 10 September 1755, Terry Turner patented 400 acres (paying £2) in Albemarle County on the north side of and joining Rock Fish River, beginning near the river bank at a Broad Rock, on the side of a mountain, adjacent to John Burns, Sr and John Burns Jr at Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.10

     In 1760, Terisha was granted one hundred and thirty-six acres on the south branches of Hardware (River) in Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.11

     On 7 May 1765, Terisha paid £70 current 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 1760.12 This is the land to which his son, Stephen, and Stephen's wife, Susanna moved in Granville County, North Carolina Colony.13

     On 16 September 1765, John Dawson, of Amherst County, paid Terisha Turner, of Albemarle County, £3 for 100 acres on Rich Cove and Cove Creek of the Rockfish River at Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.14

     On 24 September 1765, John Lyon of Amherst County, paid Terisha Turner, of Albemarle County, £36 for 100 acres bordering John Dawson; Terisha Turner; John Lyons. Witnesses were John Dawson; Chas. Tedbet (?); and Martin Dawson at Amherst County, Virginia Colony.15

     On 13 August 1767, Terisha Turner, of Amherst County, conveyed 1,147 acres to John Moore of Albemarle County for £30.16

     On 1 January 1770, Terisha conveyed 150 acres on north side of Rockfish for £20 to Jas. Turner where he now lives. The boundary lines were the old patent lines and the side of a mountain at Amherst County, Virginia Colony.17

     On 5 October 1770, Jno. Scott and his wife, Margaret, of St. Ann's Parish in Albemarle, conveyed to Terisha Turner of Amherst, for £155 and 14 shillings, 1,557 acres on a branch of Porrage Part of 2,018 acres patented to Margaret Fry who has since married Jno. Scott. This property was bounded by that of Licking Hole branch; and Jas. London. Witnesses were: Wm. Cabell; Chas. Irving; and Peter Davis.

     On 6 Aug 1771 there was an order to the J.P.s of Albermarle, Jno. Henderson and Jno. Coles, to quiz Margaret Scott, wife of Jno. Scott, as to the deed above. This is shown to have been done 10 Mar 1772 at Amherst County, Virginia Colony.18

     In 1775, Amherst County, which then included what later became Nelson County, had a population of 5,296 Whites and 2,750 Negroes.19

     On 11 September 1777, Terisha and his wife, Sarah, of Albemarle County, conveyed 136 acres on the Hardware river to Peter Cheatham for £30 current money.20 He also was in control of several hundred acres on Briery Ford of Green Creek, which in 1790 he conveyed, for the most part, to Benjamin Harris.11

     On 25 March 1778, this seems to be the most likely Terisha Turner who witnessed the will of John Sorrell along with Charles Martin, Benjamin Moore, Ephrain Blane and Samuel Anderson at Amherst County, Virginia. John Sorrell's land was adjacent to that of Terisha. None of the other Terisha Turners here were old enough to witness a will.

     In 1779, over 4,200 Virginians turned in their paper money to the Virginia Continental Loan office. This was partly due to counterfeiting of money by the British and others during the Revolution. The amount of notes in circulation was so great, that the Continental Congress called in some of the notes, or as they were then termed 'commissions.' Terisha Turner deposited £56 in Oct 1779 (No. 4556) in Amherst County. Terisha's entry is marked with a footnote which indicates it was cancelled. The rate of exchange was set at £3.33 1/3 for one English pound.21

     On 15 October 1779, Terisha signed a legislative petition of freeholders and inhabitants of the counties of Amherst, Albemarle, and Buckingham to repeal the act "for laying a tax payable in certain enumerated commodities," as thereby the poorest man in the state is compelled to pay as much as those of the most opulent fortunes for the conduct of the present war with Great Britain.22

     On 15 December 1779, Terisha signed a legislative petition of freeholders and inhabitants of the counties of Amherst and Buckingham requesting appeal of a recent act requiring a fee of twelve shillings per hogshead of tobacco per month stored in the public warehouses above twelve months.23

(To see a scan of the original petition, click Legislative Petition)

     On 26 February 1780, Terisha Turner of Amherst County and Edward Cheatum of Albemarle County entered into a transaction in which Terisha was paid £10 of current money to convey to Cheatum one tract of land containing 79 acres in Albemarle County amongst Ragged Mountains in a Cove known as Taylor's Cove. Terisha signed with his mark. This was approved at Albemarle County, Virginia.24

     In 1781, Terisha's contribution to the Revolution: 327 lbs of beef on 15 Oct. 1781 (£2-14-6); 70 lbs of beef 3 June 1781 (£0-11-8); 45 gills of brandy and 2 casks 13 Jan. 1781 Militia on duty (£0-11-2); 305 grose (sic) pork 13 Jan., 1781 militia (£5-6-9)25; 170 lbs of beef 22 June 1781 militia (£1-8-4); 661 lbs of flower 22 June 1781 militia (£4-2-6); 21 lbs of bacon 21 June 1781 militia (£0-15-9)26; and in the Order Book of 1782-84, May court 1783 Assigned to Jno. Loving, Jr. Sum of £3-0-6 with interest from 29 July, 1780.27 These contributions make his descendants eligible for Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

     On 2 April 1782, at a court continued & held for Amherst County at the Court house, Agreeable to an act of Assembly for Adjusting claims for property Impressed or taken for publick Service: 327 lbs. beef Oct. P law £7-2-14-6; 70 lbs. beef Jun. P Law 11s-8; 45 gal. branch & 2 cask Jan. Militia to Richmond £11-2.28 170 lbs. beef June 1781 Militia £1-8-4; 661 lbs. flour June Militia £4-2-6.29

     On 5 June 1783, Terisha received a treasury warrant for 55 1/4 acres, numbered 16718, 100 acres beginning mouth of small branch of own land on north side of Rockfish River and extending up same River. The Warrant was withdrawn with him receiving no land.30

     On 15 October 1792, William Penn and his wife, Martha, of Amherst, conveyed to Terisha Turner, of Amherst, 214 acres for £100 on a branch of Rocky River bounded by the property of Jno. Edloe, dec'd; Thos. Powell, dec'd; Stovall's old road. Delivered to Wm. Gregory 2 Aug 1794. Witnesses were: Jas. Stevens Jr; Stephen Watts; and Gideon Crews at Amherst County, Virginia.31

     On 7 May 1793, George Turner is named in his father's will of this date: Item I give and bequeath to my Son George Turner after the death of my loving wife all and every part of my Estate that is to say particularly that part of my estate I have lent my wife during her life with the increase to him and his heirs for ever but my Will is should my son George Turner die without Issue that the Land and Plantation I now live on Which I have given to George be devided (sic) between my two Sons Henry and William Turner my son William to have that part bounded by Benjamin Dawson's Spring Branch to . . . Branch down said Branch to the River my son William to have all the land lying between said Branch and Morrisons Mountain and the Remainder part of said Land to my son Henry Turner with the land Mentioned in Albemarle County to them and their heirs forever, my will is farther that should my son George turner die without issue as above mentioned, that the whole of the Estate that I have given him the Lands excepted be equally divided between my Children that is Stephen Turner, John Turner, and Sarah Stovall to them and their heirs forever.

     George is not deemed competent to handle his own affairs so two of his brothers, William Turner and Henry Turner are named trustees of that which his father, Terisha, provided for him.32,33

Terisha Turner left a will dated on 7 May 1793 at Amherst County, Virginia.


Will of Terisha Turner

     "In the Name of God Amen,
I Terisha Turner of the County of Amherst and State of Virginia being ancient and not knowing how soon I may Die yet being of perfect Sense and Memory to make and ordain this my last will and Testament an . . . and forme (sic) following that is to say my Will and Desire is that my just Debts be fully paid and Satisfyed (sic) and what worldly goods shall then remain of my Estate I give and bequeath in Name and form following Viz Item I give and bequeath unto my Son James Turner two Negroes by name Jack and Bett, which Negroes he has now in Possession to to him and his heirs for ever. - -

     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.

     Item I give and bequeath unto my son John Turner one Certain tract or parcell (sic) of Land lying in this County (Amherst) on Fry's branch Saposed (sic) to contain five hundred and nineteen acres be the same more or less and the said Land in his possession with three negroes named Pheby, Sam and Sarah, with their increase to him and his heirs forever - -

     Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Henry Turner one certain tract or parcell (sic) of Land lying on Savage (sic) Creek in this County Saposed to contain five hundred and nineteen acres be the same more or less, with four negroes named as followeth Vilet and her three children, Cate, Sambo, and Sam., with there increase which he has all in his Possession to him and his heirs for ever.

     Item I give and bequeath unto my Son William Turner one certain tract or parcell (sic) of land lying between the above mentioned Lands of my sons Henry and John Turner and in this County Soposed (sic) to contain five hundred and nineteen acres be the same more or less with three Negroes named Ben Will, and Little Tom, all which he has in his possession with there increas (sic) to him and his heirs forever.

     Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary London three negroes named Bob, Sammy and Agg. with there increase to her and her heirs forever. --

     Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Stovall one negroe girl named Nan, which she has in her possession with her increas (sic) to her and her heirs forever.

     Item I lend unto my beloved wife Sarah Turner during her natural life the uses of the following articles viz: that is to say four hundred and fifty acres of Land it being the Land and plantation I now live on also one hundred acres of Land lying on the briery (sic) fork of green (sic) Creek in Albemarle County with Seven negroes named as followeth, that is to say Ned, old Tom, Lina, Doll, Raichel, Cate the younger and Murphy, and I also lend my beloved wife during her life all the Residue or Remainder of my Estate of all kinds whatsoever that is after paying my Just debts and Legacies.

     Item I give and bequeath to my Son George Turner after the death of my loving wife all and every part of my Estate that is to say particularly that part of my estate I have lent my wife during her life with the increase to him and his heirs for ever but my Will is should my son George Turner die without Issue that the Land and Plantation I now live on Which I have given to George be devided (sic) between my two Sons Henry and William Turner my son William to have that part bounded by Benjamin Dawson's Spring Branch to . . . Branch down said Branch to the River my son William to have all the land lying between said Branch and Morrisons Mountain and the Remainder part of said Land to my son Henry Turner with the land Mentioned in Albemarle County to them and their heirs forever, my will is farther that should my son George turner die without issue as above mentioned, that the whole of the Estate that I have given him the Lands excepted be equally divided between my Children that is Stephen Turner, John Turner, and Sarah Stovall to them and their heirs forever.

     And Lastly I constitute and ordain my two sons Henry & William Turner Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made ratifying and confirmning (sic) this and no other to be my last will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this Seventh day of May One Thousand seven hundred and ninety three.
Let it be observed that I think my Son George not capable to manage his affairs when it should fall to him for that reason appoint my executors as trustees for him.
     Signed, Sealed and pronounced,                 Terisha (his mark)Turner (SEAL)
     in presence of us
     John Dawson          Benjamin Moore     
     George Morris          Obadiah Moore
     Martin Dawson          Joseph (his mark) Smith      
     Benjamin (his mark) Payn"

     Eight children were mentioned in Terisha's will as being alive in 1793. Remember that the young Terisha died in 1772.33

     According to Jerry Turner, "the conclusion one can draw from Old Terisha's will is: three sons (John, William and Henry) inherited 1/3 of the land originally purchased from John Scott. . . Each received 519 acres, with the will specifying that John's 519 acres, which the will says he already posseses, lies on Fry's Branch. Henry's lies on Porrage Creek and William's lies between his two brother's tracts."34

     In 1801, Terisha conveyed 556 1/4 acres to Henry Turner.35

     Terisha Turner died before 19 April 1802 in Amherst County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.33

     His estate was probated on 19 April 1802 in Amherst County, Virginia. At a Court held for Amherst County      This (sic) will was proven by the Oaths of Benjamin Payn (sic) and Joseph Smith two subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be Recorded and Certificate for obtaining a probat (sic) Processed in due form is granted to Henry & William Turner the Executors herein Named they having made oath, and given Bond with Stephen Watts, Henry Robinson and Benjamin Payn their Security in the penalty of ten thousand Dollars as conditioned as the Law directs.
     Testes.33

     On 19 April 1802, an Administrator's Bond was filed by Henry and Wm. Turner; Bondsmen: Stephen Watts, Henry Robertson, Benj. Payne at Amherst County, Virginia.36

     On 8 December 1802, an Inventory and Appraisement was filed in the amount of £654-11-0 by Jno. S. Dawson, Peter Lyon, Zach Roberts.

     An Inventory of the Estate of Terisha Turner died, with the Appraisement thereon
     To Negro Na . . .                         £40
     To Negro Tom . .                         £60
     To Negro Tob (?)                         £30
     To Negro Murphey                    £110
     To Negro ?ate                         £110
     To Negro Tom                         £30
     To Negro Nancy                         £35
     2 head of horses                         £50
     16 head of cattle                         £41
     42 head of hogs                         £29.7
     6 head of sheep                         £3
     4 augers 1 drawing knifohomel (?)           £0.15
     3 flax of 1 cotton wheel                    £1.16
     1 walnut desk                         £6     
     1 poplar table                         £0.6
     3 beds of furniture                    £25
     10 knives & forks 1 grindstone               £0.18
          1 shot gun                    £1     
     1 pair cart wheels                         £3     
     7 seting chairs                         £0.14
     1 looking glafs                     £0.6
     1 skittel, 1 baker of 4 iron pts               £1.19
     1 duch oven & 1 frying pan                    £0.13
     9 pewter plates & 4 pewter dishes               £1.4
     4 pewter basons                         £1.1
          5 earthen plates & 1 box iron
     & heetens (? )                         £0.9
     1 shovel & tongs 1 good iron               £0.12
     3 pales, 2 pigons & 1 tub                    £0.12     
     5 casks 1 boas (?) & 1 pole ax               £1.16
     4 jugs & 2 butter patts                    £0.18
     1 man's & 1 woman's ?                    £2
     1 walnut chest & 1 pine do (?)               £2
     1 small trunk & 170 (?) ?                    £1.4
     4 augers 1 drawing knife ???                £0.15
     6 reeping hooks 3 chisels, 1 gauge           £0.8.6
     2 hackles, 1 foot doz 1 hogshead ?          £1.10
     Tea pot, 6 cups & saucers, 1 cream          £0.6.6
     10 knives & forks 1 grind stone           £0-18
     3 bedsteaks (?) 3 ? pot hooks           £0.18
     1 ? iron muges 1 coffee mill                    £0.6
     1 large & 2 small jointens (?)               £0.9
     13 hoes, 2 cotton ? ?                     £2.15
     5 ptinghs 1 from 4 ? ? ? ?                    £1.4
     1 X cut saw & 1 hand dox                    £1.6
     130 bls: corn 8/?                         £52
     30 bus. wheat 4/                              £6
     20 bus. rye 3/                         £3
                                         £654.11.0     
     Agreeable to an order of Am-
herst Court, ? the subscribers being ?
sworn, have appraised the slaves & person-
al estate of Terisha Turner dcd, as above
inventoried, given under our hands, De-
cember, the eighth day 1802.
                    Inv: S. Da?(perhaps Dawson ?)
                    Peter Lyon
                    Lathaniah (?) Rob?????
     At a Court heto (sic) Amherst county the 20th day of June 1803 ? ? ?
This Inventory of Appraisement of the Estate of Terisha Turner decd, ?
this day returned into Court & ordered to be Received.
                                   Teste at Amherst County, Virginia.37

     Generation by generation, the descendants of Terisha and Stephen Turner followed a classical migration route -- from Virginia to North Carolina, then through Tennessee to Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and points further west. Our branch came to Texas after the Civil War. Like many other Americans of the time, they followed the road west to what they hoped would be a better life, and in so doing built a nation.

     Old Terisha died owning several thousand acres, not only in Virginia but in North Carolina as well. He called himself "ancient" in his will written nine years before his death.

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1782with one White male over 21 years of age, twelve Negroes, twenty-one head of cattle, as well as, six horses, mares, colts, and/or mules [I would think he would be too old for this and the following tax information except that his son, George, is named further along]Amherst County, Virginia38
1783on Personal Property List "A" with two White males over 21, four White males between 16 and 21, twelve Black males, twenty-three head of cattle, and six horses, mares, colts, and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia39
1784on Personal Property List "A" with one White male over 21, four White males between 16 and 21, six Black males above 16, five Black males below 16, twenty head of cattle, as well as, five horses, mares, colts, and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia40
1785on Personal Property List "A" with two White males over 21, four White males between 16 and 21, six Black males above 16, four Black males below 16, eighteen head of cattle, and, the column was empty for horses, mares, colts, and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia41
1786on Personal Property List "A" with two White males over 21, no White males between 16 and 21, four Black males above 16, six Black males below 16, twenty head of cattle, and, five horses, mares, colts, and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia42
15 March 1787on Personal Property List "A" with himself and his "son George" as the two White males above 21 years of age, no White males between 16 and 21, four Black males above 16, six Black males under 16, twenty-seven head of cattle, and, five horses, mares, colts and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia43
2 April 1788on Personal Property List "A" with himself and his "son George" as the two White males above 21 years of age, no White males between 16 and 21, four Black males above 16, no Black males under 16, and, five horses, mares, colts and/or mules with cattle no longer listedAmherst County, Virginia44
18 March 1789on Personal Property List "A" with himself and his "son George" as the two White males above 21 years of age, four Black males above 16, one Black male under 16, and, five horses, mares, colts and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia45
1 April 1790on Personal Property List "A" with himself and his "son George" as the two White males above 21 years of age, four Black males above 16, two Black males under 16, and, three horses, mares, colts and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia46
1800on James Montgomery's List with two white males over 21, five horses, and, seven tithable slaves over 16 years of ageAmherst County, Virginia47

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1783with 5 White Souls and 12 BlacksAmherst County, Virginia48
1785with 3 White Souls living at his residence, one dwelling and six other buildingsAmherst County, Virginia49,50
1790the U. S. Federal Census in Virginia for this year was destroyed during the War of 1812

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