Van Trump Turner1

M, #2829, b. 12 December 1808, d. 22 May 1849
RelationshipGreat-grandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherJames L. Turner d. 28 Jan 1823
MotherSarah Campbell b. c 1785

Family

Julia Artense Black b. 12 Nov 1819, d. 3 Apr 1898
Children
Last Edited8 Sep 2021
     Van Trump Turner was born on 12 December 1808, son of James L. Turner and Sarah Campbell, in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia. This information comes from an undocumented family tree on Ancestry.com. He was also known as Vantrump, signing his name this way in his letters.2

     Sarah Campbell Turner moved along with her sons, Lucius, Van Tromp, and daughter (Helena Belt) to St. Clair County, Illinois in the fall of 1831. After Helena's husband died, Sarah lived with her daughter in Lebanon, Illinois.3

     Van Trump, 30, married Julia Artense Black, 19, on 12 September 1839 in Marion County, Illinois.4,5

     He performed his Military Service by serving in Company C, 1st Illinois Volunteers during the Mexican War of 1846-1848. He was commissioned Captain on 5 May 1847.6,7,8

     On 9 December 1847, he wrote a letter requesting permission to return to Illinois. On the same date Col. E. W. B. Newby wrote Vantrump with respect to his orders, which on the third image, Vantrump recognizes.2,9

     In February 1848, he was absent from his military post at Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, on special duty as a bearer of dispatches from the ?st militiary dep. to War operations since 12 Oct 1847.10

     In June 1848, Capt. Vantrump Turner was absent from his military post in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, on detached service as bearer of dispatches to Washington City.11

     Van Trump Turner died on 22 May 1849 at age 40 in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. This information comes from an undocumented family tree on Ancestry.com. I can find no verification information, either in Missouri or in the 1850 mortality enumeration in this census.

     On 17 May 1963, Ann Eliza Turner McDowell's daughter, Ruth McDowell gave the following sworn statement to Mildred K. Fortune, Notary Public:
     "That she was born at Fincastle, Virginia on the 17 day of Dec. 1884, the youngest child of James McDowell and Ann Eliza Turner.
     That her mother, Ann Eliza Turner, was born at Fincastle, Virginia the 27th day of Sept., 1840, the only child of Dr. Pitticus Turner and his wife Sarah Ann Rebekah Rudisill (d. March 26, 1842).
     That her mother, Ann Eliza Turner, was orphaned at the age of four and was reared by a maternal (Rudisill) aunt.
     That the family Bible and all papers concerning Dr. Pitticus Turner were destroyed in a town wild fire in her mother's early married life.
     That her mother often spoke of having visited two bachelor great-uncles, Lemuel and Stephen (Turner), and a beloved 'Aunt Dillard.'
     That her mother had an Aunt Helena (Turner) who 'west West' to live and an 'Uncle Van Tromp.'
     That the affiant, whose next older brother was Campbell McDowell, has always been told that she is descended from the Clan Campbell through Dr. Pitticus Turner's mother.
     That the affiant had distant cousins names Peters - one, Cynthia Mundy Massie, may still be living, also a 'cousin', Elizabeth Dillard' who had a daughter Cynthia and sons, Dr. J. Dillard of Lynchburg and James Dillard. in Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia.12

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840with one male under 5, one free white male 20 thru 29 (himself); and one free white female 20 thru 29 (his wife). Four persons were employed in agriculture, although no slaves are listedMarion County, Illinois13

Citations

  1. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 32 . Names Van Tromp. 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. [S6582] Vantrump Turner, Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General Main Series, 1822-1860 (Washington, D. C.: NARA), Publication No. M567, Record Group 94, Roll 0363; digitized and made available by Fold3, https://www.fold3.com/image/292778418, accessed 8 Jul 2021.
  3. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 33.
  4. [S6578] "Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 8 Jul 2021, entry for Van Trump Turner and J. A. Black, 12 Sep 1839, Marion County, FHL microfilm 1,010,515.
  5. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 8 Jul 2021, entry for Julia A. Turner, Marion County Democrat (Salem, Illinois), 5 Apr 1898, page 8, image 8 of 8.
  6. [S6579] "United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8H7-89P, entry for Julia A Turner, 28 Feb 1887, Application No. 2198, Cert. No. 938, Illinois, accessed 8 Jul 2021).
  7. [S6581] "U. S. Adjutant General Military Records, 1631-1976," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 8 Jul 2021, entry for Vantrump Turner, Illinois, report year 1873-1874, page 26, image 26 of 37.
  8. [S6678] Van Trump Turner, Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During The Mexican War (Washington, D. C.: NARA), Publication No. M616, Record Group 94, Roll 0038; digitized and made available by Fold3, https://www.fold3.com/image/307339037, page 1; accessed 8 Sep 2021. Because Fold3 is a subscription site, it is not possible to link to it directly from my site. Instead, if you have a subscription, log on to your account, copy the highlighted link, and paste into the Fold3 address space.
  9. [S6583] Vantrump Turner, Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General Main Series, 1822-1860 (Washington, D. C.: NARA), Publication No. M567, Record Group 94, Roll 0363; digitized and made available by Fold3, https://www.fold3.com/image/292778420, accessed 8 Jul 2021.
  10. [S6580] "U. S. Returns from Military Posts, 1806-1916," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 8 Jul 2021, entry for Capt. Vantrump Turner, Feb 1848, image 15 of 577.
  11. [S6580] "U.S. Returns from Milit. Posts, 1806-1916," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., entry for Capt. Vantrump Turner, Jun 1848, image 19 of 577.
  12. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, pages 40, 41.
  13. [S6008] "1840 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 8 Jul 2021, entry for Vantrump Turner, 1840, Marion, Illinois, roll 64, page 159, line 21, FHL microfilm 7,643, image 10 of 65, National Archives and Records Administration.
  14. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 8 Jul 2021, entry for Julia Turner in the household of Rachael Black, 1850, Marion, Illinois; citing roll 119, page 49b, family 707, image 98 of 160; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.

Vindelia Turner1

F, #11375, b. 31 January 1806, d. before 1850
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1 b. b 1775, d. b 1838
MotherMary Dalton1 d. a 16 Apr 1816
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Higdon B. Harper b. c 1804
Last Edited9 Jul 2021
     Vindelia Turner was born on 31 January 1806, daughter of Terisha Turner and Mary Dalton.1
     She was also known as Verdela.2

     Vindelia, 15, married Higdon B. Harper on 17 July 1821 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with Byrd Stovall as Bondsman and J. G. Cook, J.P. officiating.3

     Vindelia Harper died before 1850 because she was not enumerated with her husband in the 1850 census.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 4 Feb 2019.4

Citations

  1. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  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-G6XP, entry for Higdon Harper and Verdela Turner, 17 Jul 1821; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 969,844, accessed 5 Sep 2016).
  3. [S2585] "TN County Marr, 1796-1950," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH3-CFGP, Higdon Harper and Verdela Turner, 17 Jul 1821; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 467,485, accessed 5 Sep 2016).
  4. [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:M4LV-32B ), entry for Higdon R Harper in household of Samuel Harper, 1850, Yalobusha county, Yalobusha, Mississippi, United States; citing no page number family 22, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,594, accessed 5 Sep 2016.

Vines Turner1

M, #23064, b. 1766
FatherJames Turner1 b. c 1732, d. 1794

Family 1

Ann Adams

Family 2

Child
Last Edited9 Jul 2021
     Vines Turner was born in 1766, son of James Turner, in Sussex County, Virginia Colony.1

     Vines and Ann Adams obtained a marriage bond on 19 February 1788 in Surry County, Virginia, with Nathaniel Adams as bondsman.2

     Vines Turner married Ann Adams on 19 February 1788 in Surry County, Virginia. He married the sister of William Adams who had married Vines' sister, Nancy.3,2

     In 1806, he moved to Franklin County, North Carolina.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1810with three free white males under 10; one free whitge male 10 thru 15; one free white male 26 thru 44 (himself); one free white female under 10; one free white female 16 thru 25; 3 free white females 26 thru 44; and one free white female 45 and over (his wife?)Franklin County, North Carolina4

Citations

  1. [S5532] FamilyTreeDNA, "FTDNA - Lee Turner Pedigree" (<e-mail address>) . It was his Y-DNA which first indicated that Terisha was not the original emigrant, but instead originated elsewhere in Virginia. He supplied the ancestral information based on his research.
  2. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCH7-G3S, entry for Vines Turner and Ann Adams, 19 Feb 1788; citing Surry, Virginia, United States, Register of Deeds, Surry, accessed 24 Jul 2016).
  3. [S5530] Turner, Lee, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, dated 11 Oct 2004, entitled "Re: Terisha Turner".
  4. [S6007] "1810 United States Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Jul 2021, entry for Vines Turner, 1810, Franklin, North Carolina; citing roll 40, page 806, image 00177, line 3, FHL microfilm 337,913, image 27 of 46; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Viola Turner1

F, #23605, b. 8 October 1873, d. 21 August 1950
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Scott Turner1 b. Nov 1852, d. 15 Mar 1923
MotherEliza Jane Ragland1 b. 11 May 1851, d. 11 Dec 1892

Family

David C. Paschal b. Mar 1870, d. 2 Aug 1933
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 2021
     Viola Turner was born on 8 October 1873, daughter of William Scott Turner and Eliza Jane Ragland, in Butler County, Kentucky.1,2

     Viola, 18, married David C. Paschal, 21, on 12 November 1891 in Butler County, Kentucky.3

     On 21 June 1939, William Adolphus Turner's obituary names his widow, Mrs. Lottie Gray Turner; a son Willliam Clifton Turner (associated with him in business), two daughters, Mrs. N. O. Bailey and Mrs. W. G. Ogle, both of Bordeaux; four brothers, C. D. Turner and D. L. Turner of Nashville; T. E. Turner of Lewisburg, Ky., L. O. Turner of Mount Vernon, Ill, and five sisters: Mrs. D. C. Paschal of Bowling Green, Ky., Mrs. J. T. Fortner of Saint Elmo, Ill., Mrs. F. A. Graham of Sullivan, Ill., Mrs. Everet Head of Russellville, Ky., and Mrs. R. T. Cheaney of Evansville, Ind.4

     On 12 December 1943, Carl Columbus Turner's obituary was published:

     "Uncle of Local Resident Dies in Nashville
     "Funeral services for Carl Columbus Turner, 57, Nashville, uncle of Mrs. Viola Paschal, this city, who died Tuesday at his home in Bordeaux, suburban Nashville, following a lengthy illness, were conducted at 10 o'clock Saturday morning from the Bordeaux Methodist church, with the Rev. J. W. Estes officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Olive Cemetery."

     "Mr. Turner, formerly manager of the Pennsylvania Hat and Tailoring Company, Nashville, was born in Butler County, Kentucky, moving to Nashville 25 years ago."

     "He was a Shriner and a member of the Bordeaux Methodist church. He attended Bowling Green Business University in 1908-1909."

     "Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Ethel Riggle Turner; one son, Carl C. Turner, Jr., taking army flight training in South Dakota; five sisters, Mrs. Tom Fortner, Effington, Illinois; Mrs. Finis Graham, Sullivan, Illinois; Mrs. Viola Paschal, Bowling Green; Mrs. Grace Chaney and Mrs. Nellie Head, Russellville; three brothers, L. L. Turner, Mr. Vernon, Illinois; T. E. Turner, Lewisburg, Kentucky; D. L. Turner, Nashville; one nephew, C. R. Paschal, this city."5

     Viola Paschal died on 21 August 1950 at age 76 in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky,2 and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18806 years of ageLondons District, Butler County, Kentucky1
190027 years of age, married eight years and having borne two children of whom only one is livingSugar Grove District, Butler County, Kentucky6
191036 years of age, married at the age of 18 and having borne three children of whom two are livingBowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky7
193056 years of age and married at the age of 18Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky8

Citations

  1. [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:MCC7-S7G ), entry for William S Turner household, 1880, Londons, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 106, sheet 315A, household 216, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0406; FHL microfilm 1,254,406, accessed 29 Aug 2016.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 7 Feb 2021, memorial page for Viola Turner Paschal (1873-1950) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Karen, maintained by TColley, originally created by Karen; citing Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky.
  3. [S2570] "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2Q8-T2MK, entry for D. C. Paschal and Viola Turner, 1891, Butler County, FHL microfilm 928,317, accessed 7 Feb 2021).
  4. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 11 Jul 2021, entry for William Adolphus Turner, The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee), 21 Jun 1939, page 3, image 3 of 18.
  5. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Carl Columbus Turner, The Park City Daily News (Bowling Green, Kentucky), 12 Dec 1943, page 6, image 6 of 26.
  6. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 9 Jul 2021), Dave Paschal, 1900, Sugar Grove, Butler, Kentucky; citing page 3, family 43, FHL microfilm 1,240,511.
  7. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Jul 20221, entry for B P Paschal, 1910, Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky; citing roll T624_505, page 15A, family 250, FHL microfilm 1,374,518, image 27 of 47; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  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:XMNM-5Q9 ), entry for David C Paschal, Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 11, sheet 4A, line 29, family 81, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 779; FHL microfilm 2,340,514, accessed 7 Feb 2021.
  9. [S6531] "Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1965," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Jul 2021, entry for Clarence R. Paschal, 11 Apr 1955, Bowling Green, Warren County, Stamped 55- 8381, image 892 of 2542.

Virgil Clyde Turner1,2

M, #26787, b. 16 March 1894, d. 15 April 1941
Relationship4th great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Madison Turner1,3 b. 16 Aug 1866, d. 10 Jun 1950
MotherIda Isabell New1,3 b. 8 Sep 1870, d. 26 Dec 1939
Last Edited20 Jul 2021
     Virgil Clyde Turner was born on 16 March 1894, son of William Madison Turner and Ida Isabell New, in Wilson County, Tennessee.1,3

     On 25 October 1921, he married Erline Vantrease (1901-1938) at the Methodist Centenary Institute, leaving afterward for a honeymoon trip to Chattanooga.4,5

     On 1 June 1940, after his first wife's death, he married Tommie Dedman.3,6

     Virgil Clyde Turner died on 15 April 1941 at age 47 in Wilson County, Tennessee,3 and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19006 years of ageDistrict 11, Wilson County, Tennessee1
192025 years of age, single and living in his father's householdDistrict 21, Wilson County, Tennessee7
Farm Laborer, Home Farm7

Citations

  1. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 20 Jul 2021), Willie O Turner, 1900, Wilson, Tennessee; citing page 6, family 104, FHL microfilm 1,241,606.
  2. [S6017] "Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1965," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 20 Jul 2021, entry for Virgil Clyde Turner, 15 Apr 1941, Wilson County, Cert. No. 10219, image 100 of 348; citing original data from the Tennessee Bureau of Vital Statistics. Provides middle name.
  3. [S6017] "TN Death Recds., 1908-1965," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Virgil Clyde Turner, 15 Apr 1941, Wilson County, Cert. No. 10219, image 100 of 348.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 20 Jul 2021, memorial page for Virgil Clyde Turner (1894-1941) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Cindy, maintained by Stone Branches; citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee.
  5. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 20 Jul 2021, entry for Virgil Turner and Erline Vantreare, Nashville Banner (Nashville, Tennessee), 27 Oct 1921, page 5, image 5 of 20. Spells her maiden name as Vantreare.
  6. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 20 Jul 2021, entry for Virgil Clyde Turner and Tommie Dedman, 1 Jun 1940, Wilson County, No. 73, image 1834-1835 of 2842; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  7. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 20 Jul 2021, entry for William Turner, 1920, Wilson, Tennessee; citing roll T625_1771, page 6A, family 116, image 11 of 16; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.

Virginia Turner1

F, #16621, b. circa 1837
RelationshipGreat-grandniece of Terisha Turner
FatherNathaniel H. Turner1 b. bt 1801 - 1810, d. 19 Jun 1837
MotherElizabeth P. Woodroof1 b. c 1810, d. b 1855
Last Edited9 Jul 2021
     Virginia Turner was born circa 1837, daughter of Nathaniel H. Turner and Elizabeth P. Woodroof, in Virginia.1,2

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

     I cannot find a marriage or census record for her as of 5 Dec 2020.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185013 years of ageLouisiana, Pike County, Missouri2

Citations

  1. [S6269] "Missouri Probate Records, 1750-1998: Pike, 1851-1859, vol. A-B," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah), entry for John F. Turner, Guardian, 4
    Dec 1851; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LM-HLNT?i=67&wc=QZ9D-7JW%3A1328677201%2C1328689902&cc=2399107 : image 68 of 695, accessed 4 Sep 2020.
  2. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 6 Dec 2020, entry for William H Knight, 1850, Louisiana, Pike, Missouri; citing roll 409, page 190a, family 394, image 10 of 21; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.

Virginia Turner1

F, #26520, b. circa 1857
Relationship2nd great-grandniece of Terisha Turner
FatherSamuel Parmenas Turner1 b. 1836, d. b 26 Jul 1870
MotherMargaret E. Bias1 b. 1836
Last Edited23 Jul 2021
     Virginia Turner was born circa 1857, daughter of Samuel Parmenas Turner and Margaret E. Bias, in Virginia.1

     I can find nothing further about Virginia as of 23 Jul 2021.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18603 years of age and living with her parents in her grandfather's householdAmherst Court House District, Amherst County, Virginia1
187014 years of agePedlar Township, Amherst County, Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 9 Mar 2021), S B. Turner, 1860, Amherst Court House, Amherst, Virginia; citing page 412, family 1363.
  2. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFLX-Q8V ), entry for Samuel Turner, 1870, Pedlar, Amherst, Virginia; citing page 28, family 228, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 553,132, accessed 31 Oct 2020.

Virginia Ann Turner1,2

F, #5438, b. 2 September 1844, d. 17 February 1928
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherLawson Turner3 b. 22 Aug 1805, d. 13 Sep 1876
MotherSusan Turner3 b. 28 Jan 1816, d. 2 May 1869
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Manford Burley b. 29 Dec 1843, d. 9 Nov 1922
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 2021
     Virginia Ann Turner was born on 2 September 1844, daughter of Lawson Turner and Susan Turner, in Pike County, Illinois.1,2

     Virginia, 29, married Manford Burley, 29, on 24 December 1873 in Pike County, Illinois.4,5

     Virginia Ann Burley died on 17 February 1928 at age 83 in Knox County, Missouri,2 and was buried in Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Pike County, Illinois.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18506 years of agePike County, Illinois6
1870as Virginia, 25 years of age, and living in her father's householdPleasant Hill PO, Pike County, Illinois3
188035 years of ageBuffalo, Pike County, Missouri7
190056 years of age, head of household, married for twenty-six years and having borne three children of whom three are livingLa Grange, Lewis County, Missouri8
191065 years of age, married for thirty-six years and having borne four children of whom three are livingElsberry, Lincoln County, Missouri4
192075 years of ageElsberry, Lincoln County, Missouri9

Citations

  1. [S282] Robinson, Ann, "Descendants of Terisha Turner", compiled on 5 Apr 2000 (<e-mail address>).
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Sep 2013, memorial page for Virginia Ann Turner Burley (1844-1928) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Kathy Robinson, maintained by Kathy Robinson; citing Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Pike County, Illinois.
  3. [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.
  4. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2Y1-D89 ), entry for Manford Burley, 1910, Elsberry Ward 2, Lincoln, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 89, sheet 6B, household 9, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,807, accessed 19 Aug 2016.
  5. [S5554] "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2PP-3TS, entry for Manford Burley and Jennie Turner, 24 Dec 1873; citing Pike,Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,315,804, accessed 19 Aug 2016).
  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. [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:M6F3-6Y3 ), entry for M Berley household, 1880, Buffalo, Pike, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district ED 130, sheet 448A, household 200, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,254,709, accessed 19 Aug 2016.
  8. [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:M3ZN-GXW ): accessed 19 Aug 2016), Virginia Burley, Union Township La Grange city Ward 1-3, Lewis, Missouri, United States; citing district 60, sheet 3B, family 65, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,871.
  9. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8C9-ZL8: accessed 19 Aug 2016), Manford Burley household, 1920, Elsberry, Lincoln, Missouri, United States; citing ED 102, sheet 8B, household 190, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,933.
  10. [S6112] "California, Death Index, 1940-1997," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Nov 2020, entry for Russell Jay Burley, 1954, Marin County.

Virginia Belle Turner1,2

F, #23764, b. 29 Feb 1855, d. 28 December 1942
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam R. Turner1 b. 12 Feb 1822, d. 12 Mar 1904
MotherMartha Ann Allen1 b. 8 Oct 1828, d. 23 Mar 1925
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

William Randolph Matthews b. 17 Mar 1855, d. 2 Sep 1945
Children
Last Edited18 Jul 2021
     Virginia Belle Turner was born 29 Feb 1855, daughter of William R. Turner and Martha Ann Allen, in Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas.3,4
     She also is reported to have been born in February 1856 in Texas.5
     She was also known as Jennie Bell.3

     Virginia married William Randolph Matthews, 18, on 23 August 1873. I cannot find a marriage record for this couple anywhere on FamilySearch or Ancestry as of 10 apr 2021.3,4

     Virginia Belle Matthews died of cancer and senility on 28 December 1942 in Olney, Young County, Texas,3 and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Graham, Young County, Texas.3

     On 31 December 1942, the obituary of Virginia Bell Matthews reads:
     "Services Held at Olney for Mother of Vernon Man
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday for Mrs. Virginia Bell Matthews, 86, who died at her home early Monday.
     She was born at Gonzales, Texas in 1856, and was married to W. R. Matthews on Aug. 23, 1873. She is survived by her husband; three children, W. L. Matthews of Vernon, Mrs. Martha Ann Tharp of Throckmorton, Mrs. Marie Davis of Archer City, and ten grandchildren."4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18603 years of ageSelma PO, Bexar County, Texas6
187014 years of ageFort Mason PO, McCulloch County, Texas1
1880as Jennie B and 24 years of agePrecinct 2, Throckmorton County, Texas7
1900as Jennie B., born
Feb 1856, married twenty-five years and having borne six children of whom five were living
Precinct 1, Throckmorton County, Texas5
1910as Virginia Belle, 64 years of age, married thirty-five years and having borne eight children of whom six were livingGraham, Young County, Texas8

Citations

  1. [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:MXGQ-X8N ), entry for Wm R Turner household, 1870, Fort Mason, McCulloch, Texas, United States; citing no page number, family 22, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,097, accessed 7 Sep 2016.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Nov 2020, memorial page for Mary Catherine "Kate" Turner Rourke (1859-1945) at memorial page... Maintained by Texan; citing Rest Haven Cemetery, Menard, Menard County, Texas. Provides her full middle name.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Jennie Bell Turner Matthews (1855-1942) at memorial page....
  4. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 10 Apr 2021, entry for Mrs. Virginia Bell Matthews, The Vernon Daily Record (Vernon, Texas), 31 Dec 1942, page 4, image 4 of 8.
  5. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 10 Apr 2021), William R. Matthews, 1900, Throckmorton, Texas; citing page 5, family 63, FHL microfilm 1,241,672.
  6. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXF1-C85 ), entry for W. R. Turner, 1860, Bexar County, Texas, citing page 232, household 1906, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 805,288, accessed 14 Aug 2019.
  7. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 6 of 16 ), entry for Wm. R. Matthews, 1880, Throckmorton, Texas; citing roll 1328, page 298B, family 28, accessed 10 Apr 2021.
  8. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 10 Apr 2021, entry for William H Mathews, 1910, Graham, Young, Texas; citing roll T624_1595, family 176, FHL microfilm 1,375,608, image 18 of 20; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  9. [S2608] "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3X1-KW6 : accessed 21 Mar 2019), William Loveless Matthews, 29 Jan 1967; citing certificate number 06518, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,138,241.
  10. [S6009] "Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 10 Apr 2021, entry for Mrs. Elsie Noland, 14 Sep 1934, Olney, Young County, Texas, Jul-Sep 1934, Reg. No. 43151, image 35 of 40; citing original data from the Texas State Board of Health.

Virginia Elizabeth Turner1,2

F, #26218, b. 20 June 1897, d. May 1984
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Henry Turner1 b. 29 Nov 1853, d. 1 Jul 1939
MotherIda Massie Smith1 b. 15 Aug 1857, d. 21 May 1940

Family

Johnson Teel Carpenter b. 6 May 1891, d. 20 Nov 1979
Last Edited10 Jul 2021
     Virginia Elizabeth Turner was born on 20 June 1897, daughter of William Henry Turner and Ida Massie Smith, in Albemarle County, Virginia.1,3

     Virginia, 29, married Johnson Teel Carpenter, 35, on 17 November 1926 in Albemarle County, Virginia.4

     Virginia Elizabeth Carpenter died in May 1984 at age 863 and was buried in Mooreland Baptist Church Cemetery, North Garden, Albemarle County, Virginia.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
191013 years of ageBatesville, Albemarle County, Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 22 Feb 2021, entry for William H Turner, 1910, Batesville, Albemarle, Virginia; citing roll T624_1619, page 14A, family 197, FHL microfilm 1,375,632, image 27 of 32; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 23 Feb 2021, memorial page for Virginia Elizabeth Turner Carpenter (1897-1984) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by JEM, maintained by LNM, originally created by JEM; citing Mooreland Baptist Church Cemetery, North Garden, Albemarle County, Virginia. Provides her middle name.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Virginia Elizabeth Turner Carpenter (1897-1984) at memorial page....
  4. [S6466] "Virginia, Compiled Marriages for Select Counties, 1851-1929," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Jul 2021, entry for Johnson L. Carpenter and Virginia E. Turner, 17 Nov 1926, Albemarle County, page 43.

Virginia M. Turner1

F, #11366, b. 8 September 1817
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1 b. b 1775, d. b 1838
MotherRachel Dickerson1 b. a 1775, d. b 24 Dec 1829
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited10 Jul 2021
     Virginia M. Turner was born on 8 September 1817, daughter of Terisha Turner and Rachel Dickerson, in Sumner County, Tennessee.1

     The only marriage I can find in Sumner County was a Virginia Turner who married John G. W. Dale 4 Dec 1849 which seems late. There are no earlier marriages in Tennessee for a Virginia Turner.2

Citations

  1. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  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:QKH9-X18S, entry for John G W Dale and Virginia Turner, 04 Dec 1849; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 467,486, accessed 9 Jul 2021).

Virginia Read Turner1

F, #12485, b. 16 October 1917, d. 5 July 1984
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Read Turner1,2 b. 15 Oct 1882, d. 15 Feb 1958
MotherVirginia M. Hurt1,2 b. 14 Nov 1889, d. 1 Dec 1973

Family

Junius Hugh Yelverton b. 22 Aug 1914, d. 13 Mar 1996
Last Edited9 Jul 2021
     Virginia Read Turner was born on 16 October 1917, daughter of William Read Turner and Virginia M. Hurt, in Virginia.1,3

     Virginia and Junius Hugh Yelverton obtained a marriage license on 12 June 1940 in Nottoway County, Virginia.4

     Virginia Read Turner, 22, married Junius Hugh Yelverton, 25, on 27 June 1940 in Blackstone, Nottoway County, Virginia, with Thomas G. ?, Minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church, officating.4

     Virginia Read Yelverton died on 5 July 1984 at age 663 and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Blackstone, Nottoway County, Virginia.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
192022/12 year of ageBellefonte, Nottoway County, Virginia5
193012 years of ageBlackstone, Nottoway County, Virginia2
1940mis-indexed as Marguna Reed and 22 years of ageBlackstone, Nottoway County, Virginia6

Citations

  1. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009, the original has been digitized and is available at the NC Archives Digital Repository at http://digitalstatelibnc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p15012coll1&CISOPTR=3054&REC=4
  2. [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:CF4V-YW2 ), entry for W R Turner household, 1930, Blackstone, Nottoway, Virginia, United States; citing ED1, sheet 12B, household 285, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.);FHL microfilm 2,342,187, accessed 8 Sep 2016.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 17 Jun 2016, memorial page for Virginia Read Turner Yelverton (1917-1984) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Louise Homan Keiser, maintained by Louise Homan Keiser; citing Lakeview Cemetery, Blackstone, Nottoway County, Virginia.
  4. [S5557] "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014," index and images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com: accessed 9 Jul 2021, entry for Junius Hugh Yelverton, Jr and Virginia Read Turner, 27 Jun 1940, Blackstone, Nottoway County, Stamped 28384, image 476 of 492; citing original data from the Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.
  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:MJNL-828: accessed 7 Sep 2016), William R Turner in household of Joseph M Hurt, 1920, Bellefonte, Nottoway, Virginia, United States; citing ED 61, sheet 1B, household 15, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,898.
  6. [S3273] "1940 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRBL-G33 ): accessed 8 Sep 2016), William R Turner household, 1940, Blackstone, Bellefonte Magisterial District, Nottoway, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 68-1, sheet 13A, family 252, 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 4281.

Walter Chaplin Turner1

M, #23545, b. 3 October 1890, d. 17 March 1965
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherSamuel Steptoe Turner2,3 b. 28 Jan 1862, d. 13 Dec 1955
MotherNannie Strong Chaplin2,3 b. 22 Mar 1854, d. 9 Feb 1947

Family

Sarah Fenton Soyars b. 14 Apr 1887, d. 26 Jun 1929
Last Edited12 Jul 2021
     Walter Chaplin Turner was born on 3 October 1890, son of Samuel Steptoe Turner and Nannie Strong Chaplin, in Virginia.3

     Walter married Fenton Soyars. I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 10 Jul 2021.4

     Walter registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 at Carroll County, Virginia. He was 26 years of age, a farmer and married. He is described as being tall with a slender build, gray eyes and light hair.

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

     The first registration was for men between the ages of 21 and 31 (men born between 5 Jun 1886 and 5 Jun 1896), meaning he had to register.5
     Prior to his death, he had been a dealer in livestock and was widowed.3

     Walter Chaplin Turner died of congestive Heart Failure on 17 March 1965 at age 74 in Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia,6,3 and was buried in Turner-Duncan Cemetery, Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia.6

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19009 years of ageLaurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia2
192029 years of ageLaurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia4
193039 years of age and widowed. Son, James S.(Samuel) Turner, age 9Lead Mines District, Wythe County, Virginia7
Farmer7

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 28 Aug 2016, memorial page for Samuel Steptoe Turner (1862-1955) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by James Brady, maintained by James Brady; citing Turner Duncan Cemetery, Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia.
  2. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMFG-M7V reports he was born Jan 1864 ): accessed 29 Aug 2016), Samuel S Turner household, 1900, Laurel Fork, Carroll, Virginia, United States; citing ED 3, sheet 3A, family 49, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,704.
  3. [S6048] "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Jul 2021, entry for Walter Chaplin Turner, 17 Mar 1965, Wytheville, Wythe County, Cert. No. 1965 009569, image 70 of 502.
  4. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 9 Jul 2021, entry for Walter C Turner, 1920, Laurel Fork, Carroll, Virginia; citing roll T725_1883, page 13B, family 252, image 26 of 37; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.
  5. [S6013] "U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Jul 2021, entry for Walter Chaplain Turner, 5 Jun 1917, Carroll County, Virginia, Written 1382, No. 92, image 146 of 148.
  6. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Walter Chaplin Turner (1890-1965) at memorial page....
  7. [S5996] "1930 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.Com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Jul 2021, entry for Walter C Turner, 1930, Lead Mines, Wythe, Virginia; citing page 2A., family 27, FHL microfilm 2,342,199, image 3 of 54; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Walter Earl Turner1,2

M, #26713, b. October 1899, d. 25 May 1979
Relationship4th great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherAndrew V. Turner1 b. c 1862, d. Mar 1938
MotherMaggie Ellen McDonald1 b. 6 Nov 1867, d. 30 Oct 1949
Last Edited4 Jul 2021
     Walter Earl Turner was born in October 1899, son of Andrew V. Turner and Maggie Ellen McDonald, in California.1
     He also is reported to have been born in 1901.3

     Walter Earl Turner died on 25 May 1979 at age 793 and was buried in Saint Helena Cemetery, Saint Helena, Napa County, California.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19007/12 year of ageKnights Valley Township, Sonoma County, California1
191010 years of ageHot Springs, Napa County, California4

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:M9G5-R9W ): accessed 15 Dec 2016), Andrew V Turner in household of Frank Mcdonald, 1900, Knights Valley Township, Sonoma, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 159, sheet 2A, family 16, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,114.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 4 Jul 2021, memorial page for Walter Earl Turner (1901-1979) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Connie, maintained by Connie, originally created by Angie Robinson; citing Saint Helena Cemetery, Saint Helena, Napa County, California. Provides his full middle name.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Walter Earl Turner (1901-1979) at memorial page....
  4. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVLF-LY1 ), entry for Andrew V Turner, Hot Springs, Napa, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 73, sheet 9B, family 209, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 90; FHL microfilm 1,374,103, accessed 15 Dec 2016.

Walter Thomas Turner1,2

M, #26355, b. 3 March 1882, d. 9 October 1946
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherGus Walter Turner1,3 b. 7 Jun 1853, d. 22 Jul 1933
MotherMattie Isabelle Wyatt1,3 b. 26 Feb 1856, d. 12 May 1943

Family

Rose Ann Grief b. 4 Jun 1878, d. 15 Jul 1960
Last Edited20 Mar 2021
     Walter Thomas Turner was born on 3 March 1882, son of Gus Walter Turner and Mattie Isabelle Wyatt, in Ballard County, Kentucky.1,3

     Walter married Rose Ann Grief circa 1906. I have not been able to find a marriage record for them on Ancestry or FamilySearch as of 19 Mar 2021.4

     "Mrs. Mattie Turner, 87, Dies at Kevil

     "Mrs. Mattie Turner, 87, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter. Mrs. R. A. Upshaw, of Kevil. She was found dead in her bed by her daughter. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon of last week at 3 o'clock at Mt. Pleasant church, with the Rev. marvin E. Hines, pastor of Kevil Baptist church, conducting the rites. Burial was in the church cemetery."

     "Besides her daughter, she is survived by six sons, Cecil Turner, Jackson, Mich; Walter Turner, Paducah; Charlie Turner, Lovelaceville; Hubert Turner, Bandana; Earl Turner, Wickliffe; Dalzell Turner, Cairo, Ill; two sisters: Miss Eva Wyatt, Kevil; Mrs.H. H. Whipple, Bandana; a brothr, Ed Wyatt, of Kevil; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several other relatives."5

     Walter was a Boiler Maker, according to his death certificate.3

     Walter Thomas Turner died on 9 October 1946 at age 64 in McCracken County, Kentucky,3 and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky.6

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
190018 years of age and living in his father's householdDistrict 8, McCracken County, Kentucky1
191028 years of age and married four years. Son: Robert H., age 1 4/12District 1, Ballard County, Kentucky4
Blacksmith4
192037 years of age. Son: Robert H., age 11Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky7
Flue Welder, Steam Railroad7

Citations

  1. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 19 Mar 2021), George W Turnner, 1900, Woodville, McCracken, Kentucky; citing page 17, family 308, FHL microfilm 1,240,540.
  2. [S3744] "Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1945," digital image, (Ancestry.com: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 19 Mar 2021, entry for Walter Thomas Turner, 9 Oct 1946, McCracken County, State File No. 22821 (?), Image 2342 of 3685; citing original data from the Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death. Mis-indexed as Natter Thomas Turner.
  3. [S3744] "Death Recds., 1852-1945," digital image, Ancestry.com, entry for Walter Thomas Turner, 9 Oct 1946, McCracken County, State File No. 22821 (?), Image 2342 of 3685.
  4. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 19 Mar 2021, entry for Walter Turner, 1910, Ballard, Kentucky; citing roll T624_463, page 5B, family 118, FHL microfilm 1,374,476, image 3-4 of 37; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  5. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 19 Mar 2021, entry for Mrs. Mattie Turner, The Paducah Sun-Democrat (Paducah, Kentucky), 14 May 1943, page 8, image 8 of 12.
  6. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 19 Mar 2021, memorial page for Walter Thomas Turner (1882-1946) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by
    Trey Thompson, maintained by Trey Thompson; citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky.
  7. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 19 Mar 2021, entry for Walter T Turner, 1920, Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky; citing roll T625_588, page 12B, family, image 24 of 27; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.

Walter Wills Turner1

M, #21012, b. 26 September 1898, d. 25 February 1981
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherAlbion Hiskel Turner2 b. c Feb 1852, d. 12 Feb 1939
MotherAnnie Eliza Little2 b. 29 Oct 1854, d. 3 Aug 1928
Last Edited19 Nov 2020
     Walter Wills Turner was born on 26 September 1898, son of Albion Hiskel Turner and Annie Eliza Little, in Virginia.1

     Walter Wills Turner died on 25 February 1981 at age 821 and was buried in Amherst Cemetery, Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
191011 years of ageCourt House District, Amherst County, Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 18 Nov 2020, memorial page for Walter Wills Turner (1898-1981) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Joyce Potts Hoffmann, maintained by Joyce Potts Hoffmann; citing Amherst Cemetery, Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia.
  2. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 19 Nov 2020, entry for A. H. Turner, 1910, Court House, Amherst, Virginia; citing page 5B, family 76, FHL Microfilm 1,375,634, image 10 of 29; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.

Washington R. Turner1,2

M, #916, b. circa 1826, d. before 15 June 1900
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam M. Turner3 b. 23 Oct 1792, d. b 21 Aug 1837
MotherSarah Nell Roberts d. b 1 Jul 1829
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Ann F. Hargrove b. 20 Nov 1831, d. 21 Feb 1914
Children
Last Edited25 Aug 2021
     Washington R. Turner was born circa 1826, son of William M. Turner and Sarah Nell Roberts, in Amherst County, Virginia.4,5

     On 1 July 1829, William M. Turner, in his will of this date, names his son, Wash. R., when of age; my three brothers: Stephen B., Lawson and Geo. Turner and land in Fluvanna on Bee branch that joins Jos. Wooling. Executors were his brothers, Stephen B. and Lawson Turner. Witnesses: Jesse Mundy, E. P. Omohundro, Saml. Turner (I don't know which Samuel Turner this refers to). He does not mention his wife by name, so she must have predeceased him.3,1

     On 1 May 1837, he is named as the only heir of his father in a court hearing at Pike County, Missouri, but his initial is shown as N.6

     On 23 April 1838, Waddy W. Roberts was bonded and appointed guardian of Washington R. Turner, infant orphan of William Turner at Nelson County, Virginia.7

     On 28 October 1838, the Inventory of the estate of Washington R. Turner in the hands of Waddy W. Roberts, his Guardian, was returned to court and recorded at Nelson County, Virginia.8

     On 12 December 1838, Waddy Roberts, as Guardian, took possession of a lot of land lying and being in the County of Nelson containing (I think) 125 acres and on the same day received one Negro Man named Emanual and a Negro Girl named Peggy about four years old, this being the portion that was allotted to the said Turner by the Comissioners and divided the estate of Zachariah Roberts, deceased at Nelson County, Virginia.8

     In 1841, the dower estate of Sarah N. Roberts, deced., Washington R. Turner's grandmother, was divided among the nine legatees of Zachariah Roberts (his great-grandfather) and Sarah N. Roberts (his grandmother), both deceased, which included Washington R. Turner. Nowhere can I find a date on this document which includes a sketch showing the land distribution at Nelson County, Virginia.9

     On 26 April 1841, the settlement of accounts of Waddy W. Roberts, Guardian of Washington R. Turner, was recorded in court at Nelson County, Virginia.10

     Washington and Ann F. Hargrove obtained a marriage bond on 1 May 1852 in Nelson County, Virginia.11

     Washington R. Turner married Ann F. Hargrove, 20, daughter of Beverly Hargrove, on 11 May 1852 at Nelson County, Virginia, with Tho. W. Robert officiating.2

     Washington R. Turner died before 15 June 1900 when his wife was enumerated as widowed and Head of Household.

     It is possible he is the W. R. Turner, date of birth unknown, who died Apr 1900 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia. However, Ann does not appear to have been buried in this cemetery. There is no other candidate as of 4 Feb 2019.12,13

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185024 years of ageNelson County, Virginia14
Farmer with real estate valued at $1,50014
186034 years of ageNelson County, Virginia15
Farmer with real estate valued at $2,040 and personal property worth $8,00015
188062 years of ageRockfish District, Nelson County, Virginia4
Farmer16

Citations

  1. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 371; citing Will Book 9, page 331.
  2. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRZT-4TT, entry for Washington R. Turner and Ann F. Hargrove, 11 May 1852; citing Lovingston, Nelson, Virginia, reference p 58, FHL microfilm 32,734, accessed 24 Dec 2012).
  3. [S112] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 7-9 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, William Turner will entry, Will Book 9, page 331.
  4. [S677] "1880 United States Federal Census," Nelson County, Virginia, population schedule, Rockfish District Township, Enumeration District (ED) 115, Sheet 7, dwelling 66, family 66, Washington R. Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm T9, Roll 1379, page 296A. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  5. [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:MHM9-DB1 ), entry for Washington R Turner, 1860, Nelson, Texas, citing page 151, household 1097, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 805,365, accessed 23 Jan 2021. Provides county of birth.
  6. [S1649] Anonymous. Missouri Pioneers of Pike County (Bowling Green, Missouri: InfoTech Publications, 1992), page 37.
  7. [S6315] "Nelson County, Virginia Will Book E, 1836-1839," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Washington R. Turner, 1838, page 262, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P4-XXWC?i=158&cat=382866, accessed 1 Nov 2020.
  8. [S6315] "Nelson Co., VA Will Bk E, 1836-1839," FamilySearch, Washington R. Turner, 1838, page 415 at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P4-XXQF?i=236&cat=382866, accessed 1 Nov 2020.
  9. [S6303] "Nelson County, Virginia Will Book F, 1839-1846," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: n.p.), entry for Sarah N. Roberts, 1841, pages 149-151 : accessed 29 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P4-XX93?i=337&cat=382866.
  10. [S6303] "Nelson Co., VA Will Bk. F, 1839-1846," FamilySearch, Washington R. Turner, 1841, page 164-165 at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P4-X61N?i=344&cat=382866, accessed 29 Oct 2020.
  11. [S6317] "Nelson County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1808-1866," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah, entry for Washington R. Turner and Ann F. Hargrove, 1852, at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=394978&rmsId=M9MP-H57&imageIndex=83&singleView=true, 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.
  12. [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:MMNL-57F ): accessed 30 Aug 2016), Anna F Turner household, 1900, Rockfish District, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing ED 90, sheet 8A, family 133, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,718.
  13. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 4 feb 2019, memorial page for W. R. Turner (?-1900)| at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Mike B., maintained by 146974837.
  14. [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-29V ), entry for Washn R Turner, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing family 147, NARA microfilm 444,953 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), accessed 23 Jan 2021.
  15. [S5507] "1860 US Census," Washington R Turner, 1860, Nelson, Texas, citing page 151, household 1097, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 805,365, accessed 23 Jan 2021 at ( https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHM9-DB1 ).
  16. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC5L-TGX ), entry for Washington R Turner household, 1880, Rockfish, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 115, sheet 296C, household 66, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1379; FHL microfilm 1,255,379, accessed 30 Aug 2016.
  17. [S5498] "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917," database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VR5P-P2M : accessed 30 Aug 2016), Ann W. Turner, Mar 1854; citing Nelson, Nansemond, Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 2,046,954.
  18. [S6179] "Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 23 Jul 2021, entry for A W Rittenhouse, 7 Jan 1890, Mapio Mill, Nelson County, FHL microfilm 2,048,577.
  19. [S2945] "VA Marriages, 1785-1940," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRZY-5W5, B. W. Turner and M. D. J. Roberts, 17 Jan 1883; citing Nelson County, Virginia, reference p53 ln3; FHL microfilm 32,734, accessed 30 Aug 2016).
  20. [S6281] "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:QVR4-XTZ5, entry for B W Turner, 30 Mar 1936; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing , Nelson, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 9 Nov 2020).
  21. [S6281] "VA Death Certificates, 1912-1987," FamilySearch, Henry Edward Turner, 08 May 1935; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing Faber, Nelson, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 9 Nov 2020.
  22. [S2945] "VA Marriages, 1785-1940," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRZP-K6R, Z. H. Turner and Flora E. Harris, 06 Feb 1901; citing Nelson County, Virginia, reference p 106 ln 14; FHL microfilm 32,734, accessed 30 Aug 2016).
  23. [S6048] "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Apr 2021, entry for Zack H. Turner, 4 Sep 1929, Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Stamped 21487 (non-resident), image 64 of 568.

Westley A. Turner1,2

M, #18776, b. circa 1844
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherGeorge H. Turner3 b. c 1813, d. b 11 Sep 1883
MotherMartha A. Hamblett3 b. c 1818, d. b 3 Oct 1860
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box) (#1)
Descendant Chart (Box) (#2)
Last Edited10 Jul 2021
     Westley A. Turner was born circa 1844, son of George H. Turner and Martha A. Hamblett, in Nelson County, Virginia.3

     At first I thought I had found him married to Lucy Warren in Robertson County, Tennessee, but I then determined that there was another Westley Turner, son of Peter Turner so I had to delete the marriage to Lucy.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1850as W. A. V. C., female and 6 years of ageNelson County, Virginia3
1860as Westley A., male and 16 years of ageLovingston PO, Nelson County, Virginia4

Citations

  1. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHM9-VTD ), entry for Geo H Turner, 1860, Nelson, Virginia; citing page, 165, household 1197, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 805,365, accessed 16 Sep 2020.
  2. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Jul 2021, entry for Westley Turner and Lucy Warren, 4 Dec 1877, Robertson County, images 471 and 472; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  3. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 9 Sep 2020, entry for George H. Turner, 1850, Nelson, Virginia; citing roll 963, page 220B, family 12, image 2 of 172; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  4. [S5507] "1860 US Census," Geo H Turner, 1860, Nelson, Virginia; citing page 165, household 1197, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 805,365, accessed 16 Sep 2020 at ( https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHM9-VTD ).

Wiley Van Buren Turner1

M, #12516, b. 19 May 1836, d. 26 November 1909
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Turner2 b. 4 Nov 1796, d. 18 Jan 1860
MotherMariah Page Thompson2 b. 10 Nov 1799, d. 6 Mar 1874
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

Louise M. Skelton b. c 1842, d. 8 Jun 1892
Children

Family 2

Martha Evylin (--?--) b. Feb 1851
Last Edited8 Sep 2021
     Wiley Van Buren Turner was born on 19 May 1836, son of William Turner and Mariah Page Thompson, in Tennessee.2,1
     He was also known as Van Buren.2

     On 18 October 1857, Robert Mellville Turner, eldest son of Martha A and Len H. Johnson, Jr, aged 5 years, 2 months and 8 days died at the residence of Wiley Turner.3

     Wiley began military service on 10 October 1861 at Fort Donelson, Dover, Stewart County, Tennessee, by enlisting as a Private in Company B, (Capt. George Stacker's Company), 50th Tennessee Infantry for a period of 12 months where he served as an Acting Assistant Surgeon.4

     On 16 February 1862, he was arrested/captured at Fort Donelson and transferred to Johnsons Island on 1 May 1862.5

     On 22 June 1862, he was released near Sandusky, Ohio.6

     On 2 September 1863, he deserted at Enterprise, Mississippi.7

     On 25 December 1863, he was captured in Stewart County, Tennessee and forwarded to Louisville, Kentucky on 3 Feb 1864 and from there sent to Cincinnati and discharged 5 Feb 1864.8

     On 8 February 1864, after swearing an oath of allegiance he was released by Brig. Gen'l McLean.9

     Wiley, 28, married Louise M. Skelton on 4 August 1864 in Dickson County, Tennessee, with A. J. Parish, Minister of the Gospel, officiating.10

     Wiley Van Buren Turner married Martha Evylin (--?--) circa 1893. I cannot find a marriage record for them anywhere as of 8 Jul 2021.11

     Dr. Wiley Van Buren Turner died on 26 November 1909 at age 73 in Greenway, Clay County, Arkansas,12 and was buried in Mitchell Cemetery, Greenway, Clay County, Arkansas.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185013 years of ageHumphreys County, Tennessee2
1860as W. V. and 24 years of ageMiddle Division, Dickson County, Tennessee13
M.D. (Medical Doctor) with personal property worth $3,40013
187030 years of age. Also living in his household were Mary Turner, age 14 and James Turner, Black, age 9District 10, Dickson County, Tennessee14
Physician with personal property worth $30014
188044 years of age. Also living in his household were his two nephews: Billy B. Turner, age 24, teaching school and born in Tennessee; and, Wiley W. Turner, age 20, laboring on farm, born in TennesseeClayville, Clay County, Arkansas15
Physician15
190064 years of age and married seven years to Martha E.. Also living in his household were his nephew, Edward Hicks, age 7 and niece, Mary E. Hicks, age 5; and Cordelia Langley, age 18, servantHaywood Township, Clay County, Arkansas11

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 21 Nov 2018, memorial page for Wiley Van Buren Turner (1836-1909) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Frances Shipman, maintained by Sharon Rhoades; citing Mitchell Cemetery, Greenway, Clay County, Arkansas.
  2. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Humphreys County, Tennessee, population schedule, dwelling 245, family 245, Willie Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M432, Roll 884, page 109B. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  3. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 22 Mar 2020, entry for Robert Mellville Turner, 1857, From the Clarksville Chronicle: Daily Nashville Patriot (Nashville, Tennessee), issue of 27 Oct 1858, page 2, column 5.
  4. [S6576] Wiley Van Buren Turner, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Tennessee (Washington, D. C.: NARA), Publication No. M268, Record Group 109, Roll 0322; digitized and made available by Fold3, copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/78921072, page 2; accessed 7 Jul 2021. Because Fold3 is a subscription site, it is not possible to link to it directly from my site. Instead, if you have a subscription, log on to your account, copy the highlighted link, and paste into the Fold3 address space.
  5. [S6576] Wiley Van Buren Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/78921072, page 7; accessed 7 Jul 2021.
  6. [S6576] Wiley Van Buren Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/78921072, page 8; accessed 7 Jul 2021.
  7. [S6576] Wiley Van Buren Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/78921072, page 6; accessed 7 Jul 2021.
  8. [S6576] Wiley Van Buren Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/78921072, page 9, 12; accessed 7 Jul 2021.
  9. [S6576] Wiley Van Buren Turner, Comp. Serv. Recds., copy and paste this link:https://www.fold3.com/image/78921072, pages 15, 19; accessed 7 Jul 2021.
  10. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 7 Jul 2021, entry for W V Turner and L M Skelton, 4 Aug 1864, Dickson County, image 904 of 1254; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  11. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 8 Jul 2021), Willy V Turner, 1900, Haywood, Clay, Arkansas; citing page 11, family 220, FHL microfilm 1,240,053|image 22 of 28.
  12. [S6572] "Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929," inidex, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 7 Jul 2021, entry for Wiley Van Buren Turner, 26 Nov 1909, Greenway, Arkansas, Allopath, JAMA Citation: 53:2121.
  13. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 7 Jul 2021), W. V. Turner in the household of E. W. Ellis, 1860, Dickson, Tennessee; citing page 209, family 94.
  14. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 8 Jul 2021, entry for W. V. Turner, 1870, Dickson, Tennessee; citing roll M593_1524, page 368B, family 97, image 14 of 22; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  15. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 1 of 1 ), entry for W. V. Turner, 1880, Clayville, Clay, Arkansas; citing roll 40, page 51A, family 39, accessed 7 Jul 2021.
  16. [S6009] "Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 7 Jul 2021, entry for Charley Abner Turner, 21 Mar 1912, El Paso, El Paso County, Reg. No. 656, Stamped 6935, image 146 of 266; citing original data from the Texas State Board of Health.
  17. [S6571] "Arkansas, Birth Certifications, 1914-1917," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 7 Jul 2021, entry for Robert Wyley Turner, 28 Oct 1874, Greenway, Clay County, Stamped 17072, image 2014 of 3096.
  18. [S6400] "Arkansas, Death Certificates, 1914-1969," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 7 Jul 2021, entry for Robert Wylie Turner, 1 Nov 1956, Piggott, Clay County, Stamped 12673, image 1895 of 3643.

William Turner1

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

Family

Sarah Lyon b. 4 Mar 1762
Children
Last Edited24 Jan 2022
     
Highly Embarrassing Error

     I discovered on March 9, 2021 that I had input the wrong Revolutionary War pension application information for William Turner born 1760, died bef 20 Oct 1834. How did this happen? About 15 or so years ago, the only pension applications available online were those at HeritageQuest which had filmed a highly truncated version of these applications entitled Selected Records for Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications (from NARA series M804). When I went to Fold3 to add the source of my data on his widow's application which I'd forgotten to do, I was able to access his entire pension file wherein I discovered my now-corrected error. This is deeply embarrassing and I do apologize!

     This also means I have to review every pension application I've cited derived from Selected Records for Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications. I believe I've corrected all the pension applications for the Turner website. Because I have tracked many families as thoroughly as I've tracked the Turners, I have about thirty-one more applications to review.
     William Turner was born in 1760, son of Terisha Turner and Sarah (--?--), in Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.3

     He performed his Military Service as a private during the Revolutionary War. For details, see his sworn statement below.4

     William married Sarah Lyon, 18 on 20 August 1780 with Rev. Samuel Irvine officiatiing at the ceremony. I did not find this marriage in the Marriage Register.5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     On 5 December 1791, William Turner witnessed the marriage bond of Sarah Turner and Jesse Dawson at Amherst County, Virginia.8

     On 7 May 1793, he is named in his father's will of this date: 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.

     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.9,1

     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.9,1

     According to Jerry Turner, "the conclusion one can draw from Old Terisha's will is: three sons (John, William and Henry) inherited 1/3 of the land originally purchased from John Scott. . . Each received 519 acres, with the will specifying that John's 519 acres, which the will says he already posseses, lies on Fry's Branch. Henry's lies on Porrage Creek and William's lies between his two brother's tracts."10

     On 22 November 1793, Wm. Wally and his wife, Rachel, of Albemarle, sold to William Turner, of Amherst, 80 acres for £40 on branches of Dutch River. The property was bounded by Henry Martin Jr; Marrow Bone Mt; Nally and Jno. Matthews. Witnesses were Jno. Jobling; Thos. Matthews; and Jno. Sanders at Amherst County, Virginia.11

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

     The same day he sells 32 acres for £20 to Jno. Jinkings, also of Amherst. The property was bounded by that of Stephen Ham and Jenkins' own land. Witnesses were: Jas. London; Jas. Turner Jr; and Henry Turner at Amherst County, Virginia.12

     On 29 November 1802, William Turner, father of Richard, witnessed the marriage bond of Richard Turner and Sarah Ham at Amherst County, Virginia, with Bartlett Ham as security and S. Garland and Allen Wade as witnesses.13

     On 29 November 1802, William Turner, Richard's father, witnessed the marriage bond of his son, Richard, and Sally Ham at Amherst County, Virginia.13

     On 17 February 1807, he was the William who gave an oath proving the will of Old Terisha's widow, Sarah.14,15

     On 12 May 1811, could this William be the father of Lucy Turner who married by marriage bond George Staples on this date in Amherst County with Richard Turner (her brother) as security and 'A. B. Davis and Samuel Hudson as witnesses? I had not had a daughter by this name for him, but it does make sense.

     Or, was Sarah L.'s name Sarah Lucy and she married George Staples prior to marrying Edward Staples? The problem with this theory is that Sarah L.Turner is alleged to have been born in 1802 so hardly would've married at the age of 9!16

     On 25 November 1816, William Turner, father of the groom, consented to the marriage of William T. Turner and Lucy Ann Thurmond on 25 November 1816 at Amherst County, Virginia.17

     William Turner, father of the bride, father of the bride, consented to the marriage of Edward Staples and Sarah L. Turner on 13 June 1818.18

     On 3 January 1820, William Turner is reported to have been security for the marriage bond of Obediah Henderson and Susannah London at Amherst County, Virginia, although I have not found this marriage bond on the Marriage Register.19

     On 17 September 1826, an Administrator's Bond was filed by Wm. Turner and Wm. Day, for Wm. Turner in Amherst County, Virginia.20

     On 31 August 1829, Ellis P. Omohundro and Polly his wife conveyed to Stephen B Turner, Lawson Turner and George Turner for $797 a tract of land on Prize branch being the same tract of land the said Ellis P. Omohundro bought of William Turner Sr in Amherst County, Virginia.21

     On 18 January 1830, Wm. Turner was named guardian of Ann, Eleanor, Permely, Jno., Eliz., Joshua and Lucinda Hutcherson, orphans of Jno, Hutchinson (sic) in Amherst County, Virginia.22

     On 21 August 1832, William Turner "personally appeared in open Court before the Justices of Amherst County now sitting, William Turner a resident of the said County aged about 72 years who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed the 7th June 1832."

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

     "Daniel Day, a clergyman residing in the County of Amherst & Jesse Beck residing in the said County, hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Capt. William Turner who has subscribed & sworn to the above declaration; that we believe him to be 72 years of age, that ie is reputed and believed in the neighbourhood where he resides to have been a solider of the Revolution, and that we concur in that opinion." (signed by both men and sworn to)

     "And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of the matters and after putting the interrogatories prescribed by the War department that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier, and served as he states and the Court further certifies that it appears to them that Daniel Day who has signed the proceeding certificate is a clergyman resident in the County of Amherst and that Jesse Beck and that Jesse Beck who has also signed the same is a resident in the County of Amherst and is a credible person, and that their statement is entitled to credit."

     Robert Tinsley, Clerk of the Court, then certified the above entire application.4

     On 27 May 1833, Charles Stewart, who had served with William, swore in the Amherst County Court as to their service together.23

     On 19 August 1833, Ambrose Rucker, as a Justice of the Peace for Amherst County, swore to William's service in Court.24

     On 11 September 1833, the War Office of the United States granted William his pension of $55, during his natural life, commencing on 4 Mar 1831 and payable semi-annually on the 4th of March and 4th of September.25

     William Turner left a will dated on 23 September 1834 in Amherst County, Virginia. He names his wife, grandson, Jno. L.,- son of deceased son, Wm T., when of age. He names as Executors: friends, Wm. Kent and Jesse Mundy. Witnesses: Jno. D. Wills, Thos. Hutcheson, Henry D. Warwick.26,27

     William Turner died before 20 October 1834 in Amherst County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.26,27

     His estate was probated on 20 October 1834 in Amherst County, Virginia.26,27

     On 20 November 1834, an Administrator's Bond was filed by Wm. Kent. Bondsmen: Edmd. Winston, Willis H. Reynolds at Amherst County, Virginia.28,29

     William Turner's estate was inventoried on 16 February 1835 in Amherst County, Virginia, containing $265.00 (worth $5,689.63 in 2011 dollars); blacksmith tools. D. Staples, Wm. Pettyjohn, Jas. Davis.30,31

     On 17 June 1835, William T. Turner's estate was committed to the Sheriff on the motion of Lucy A Turner because it was left unadministered by Wm. Turner, deceased.32

     The administrator's account by the late sheriff, Thos. N. Eubank was entered on 1 Jan 1831 in the amount of $247.41. Recorded on 21 Aug 1837.33

     On 6 November 1837, Lawson Turner swore to the validity of a deed to John Rhodes for an undivided third interest in part of a parcel of land lying in Amherst County on Prize branch being the same tract of land bought by Ellis P. Omohundro of William Turner Senr and which was conveyed by Ellis P. Omohundro and his wife to Stephen B. Turner, myself and George Turner by Deed dated 31 Aug 1829. That he was the same man was sworn to in Pike County, Missouri by M. I. Noges, County Clerk in Pike County, Missouri.34

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1784on Personal Property List "A" with only himself, no White males between 16 and 21 and, one horseAmherst County, Virginia35
1785on Personal Property List "A" with one White male over 21, no White males between 16 and 21, no Blacks over 16, two Blacks under 16, two horses, mares, colts, and/or mules, and, seven head of cattleAmherst County, Virginia36
13 March 1787on Personal Property List "A" with no white males above 16 and under 21 years of age; no Black males above 16; one Black male under 16; two horses, mares, colts, or mules; and, two head of cattleAmherst County, Virginia37
2 April 1788on Personal Property List "A" with one Black male over 16 and two head of cattle [I did not see a William Turner on List "B", but the record was very faint]Amherst County, Virginia38

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1810with one white male under 10, one white male between 10 and 15, two white males between 26 and 44, and one 45 and older. He has two white females under 10, one white female between 16 and 25 and, one female age 45 or oldr (presumably his wife). He has twenty-three slavesAmherst County, Virginia39
1820with one free white male 45 and older (himself); one free white female of 10 and under 16; and one free white female of 45 and older (his wife); 16 people were engaged in agriculture; nine male slaves under 14; four male slaves of 14 and under 26; three male slaves of 26 and under 45; three male slaves of 45 and up0ward; five female slaves under 14; and two female slaves of 14 and under 26 for a total of 26 slavesAmherst County, Virginia40
1830with one free white male 20 thru 29; one free white male 70 thru 79 (himself); one free white female 60 thru 69 (presumably his wife). Slaves enumerated: five males under 10; three males 10 thry 23; one male 24 thru 35; two males 36 thru 54; one male 55 thru 99; three females under 10; two females 10 thru 23; two females 24 thru 35. Total: Three free white persons and nineteen slavesAmherst County, Virginia41

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Terisha Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 34. Direct link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCHB?i=369&cat=279608
  2. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  3. [S109] Sweeny, Leonora Higginbotham. Amherst County, Virginia in the Revolution 1773-1782, Including Extracts from the "Lost Order Book" (c1951; reprint Greenville: Southern History Press, Inc., 1998), Page 173.
  4. [S1612] William Turner, pension application S38446; digital images, (National Archives: Washington, D. C.), online at www.fold3.com, accessed 9 Mar 2021, pages 7-9, imaged from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications, National Archives microfilm publication M804, Record Group 15, roll 2427; I first accessed this on HeritageQuest 20 years ago where the information contained only "selected records." On Fold3, when I accesssed the entire file, I realized I had the wrong man entirely!.
  5. [S109] Sweeny. Amherst Co., VA in the Revolution.
  6. [S925] Elliott, Katherine B.. Revolutionary War Records, Mecklenburg County, Virginia (Greenville: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1964), Order Book 5, page 125.
  7. [S2293] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia Deed Book F (Amherst: B. F. Davis), page 47; original deed on page 266-267.
  8. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 12 Oct 2020), entry for Jesse Dawson and Salley Turner, 1791, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-NZDK .
  9. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 371; citing Will Book 4, page 34.
  10. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John Turner and Mildred Suddarth Family", containing "Analysis of the Genealogical Family of John Turner - (Son of Terisha Turner)".
  11. [S2288] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book G (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1964), page 31; citing page 331.
  12. [S2288] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Deed Book G, page 59; citing pages 634 and 637.
  13. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for Richard Turner and Sally Ham, 1802, accessed 12 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NHTW.
  14. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Sarah Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 274. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCT5?i=490&cat=279608
  15. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 370; citing Will Book 4, page 274.
  16. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for George Staples and Lucy Turner, 12 Mar 1811, page 225, accessed 19 Mar 2021), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NZ5V.
  17. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for William T. Turner and Lucy Ann Thurmon, 1816 consent only, accessed 14 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-NDHM.
  18. [S379] McAlister, Ann Lawrence, "Amherst Marriages", Magazine of Virginia Genealogy vol. 23, no. 2 (May, 1985). Original data: these marriage records were found in Amherst County, Virginia Courthouse in a drawer full of old court papers. They are not recorded in the marriage register. The clerk was informed, and the originals will be filed properly.: page 73.
  19. [S412] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton. Marriages of Amherst County, Virginia 1801-1854 (Amherst: B.F.Davis, 1965), page 13 H; citing original Register, unrecorded.
  20. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 372; citing Will Book 6, page 690.
  21. [S6488] "Amherst County, Virginia Deed Book T, 1829-1832," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Ellis P Omohundro and wife Polly to Stephen B Turner, Lawson Turner and George Turner, 31 Aug 1829, pages 76-77l|https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLD-1QMV-7?i=64&cat=282807, at unknown cd3, accessed |5 Mar 2021).
  22. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 187; citing Will Book 7, page 322.
  23. [S1612] William Turner, pension application S38446, www.fold3.com, pages 19-20.
  24. [S1612] William Turner, pension application S38446, www.fold3.com, pages 26-27.
  25. [S1612] William Turner, pension application S38446, www.fold3.com, page 24.
  26. [S112] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 7-9 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, William Turner will entry, Will Book 9, page 24.
  27. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 371; citing Will Book 9, page 24.
  28. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, William Turner entry, Will Book 9, page 25.
  29. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 371; citing Will Book 9, page 25.
  30. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, William Turner inventory entry, Will Book 9, page 49.
  31. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 371; citing Will Book 9, page 49.
  32. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 371, citing page 75 in Will Book 9.
  33. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 371, citing page 328 in Will Book 9.
  34. [S6485] "Amherst County, Virginia, Deed Book W, 1837-1838," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Lawson Turner, 6 Nov 1837, pages 205-206, image 109 of 509, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q1-K9RY-V?i=108&cat=282807,accessed 4 Mar 2021.
  35. [S2268] Turner Surname entries. Amherst County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Records, 1782-1803, page 3, Line 8, on the original tax record for 1784; Microfilm roll 19, filmed by the Virginia State Library in 1986; Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  36. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 19, Line 33, on the original tax record for 1785.
  37. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, 13 Mar, Line 7 on original alphabetical and date-ordered original tax record for 1787.
  38. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, unpaginated, but the record is in date-order, Line 19, on the original tax record for 1788.
  39. [S688] "1810 United States Federal Census," Amherst County|Virginia, 2, unknown cd5, line Roll 66, page 303, William Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M252. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  40. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLC-N2P ), entry for Will Turner household, 1820, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing page 38, line 10, NARA microfilm publication M33 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 193,690, accessed 5 Sep 2016.
  41. [S5986] "1830 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 17 Nov 2020, entry for William Turner, 1830, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 194, page 527, line 10, FHL Microfilm 29,673, image 73 of 80; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  42. [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.
  43. [S102] Ricks, Joel. Amherst County Marriage Bonds, 1753-1853 (Salt Lake City: [copied by Joel Ricks for the Genealogical Society of Utah], 1936), page 121, trelationship of Richard to his father, William, is shown in his Marriage Bond to Sally Ham.
  44. [S5484] Anonymous. "Miscellanea," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, vol. 23, no. 2 (May 1985). Confirms her relationship to her father.

William Turner1,2

M, #823, b. 17 November 1768, d. before 21 December 1811
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner1,3 b. bt 1726 - 1743, d. b Nov 1799
MotherSusannah Hamner d. b 27 May 1813
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Frances Dodson b. 5 Mar 1774, d. 2 Nov 1857
Children
Last Edited8 Feb 2022
     
Questions With Respect to William's Father

     Some internet sites show this man as being the son of Henry, who was the son of Henry, son of Terisha, and son of Stephen Reuben. This is impossible given the dates for him!

     Another online genealogy gives a son, Lewis born Apr 1796, Wiley born in Nov 1796. This also is quite impossible.

     His parentage is proven by the bible of Stephen and Susannah Hamner Turner as well as by his being named a son of Stephen and one of the executors of Stephen's will.1
     William Turner was born on 17 November 1768, son of Stephen Turner and Susannah Hamner.1

     William and Frances Dodson obtained a marriage bond on 30 December 1791 in Granville County, North Carolina, with Willliam Turner and William Dodson as bondsmen and W. Norwood as witness.4,5,6

     On 8 December 1795, Francis Turner's will names his sons: William and Charles; daughters: Holly Dodson, Frances Turner and Polly Fleming. He made his sons-in-law, William Turner and Robert Fleming the executors of his will.7

     On 12 January 1796, the Inventory of Francis Dodson's estate was taken by William Turner and Robert Hargrove, Executors. It was filed at the February Term of Court with the will. in Granville County, North Carolina.8

     On 14 October 1799, he is named as one of the executors of his father's will at Warren County, North Carolina.3

     William Turner died before 21 December 1811 in Wilson County, Tennessee, on which date the inventory of his estate was filed.

     Find A Grave has a memorial page for him but given it shows him dying on 21 Jan 1812, I am not impressed. No burial details are provided.9

     William Turner's estate inventory was filed on 21 December 1811 in Wilson County, Tennessee.10

     In June 1812, a Note duly signed by William Turner to Charles Cox dated 21 Apr 1810 for 100 acres of land in Wilson County, Tennessee, was sworn to in court by James Turner. This James cannot have been his son who was only 7 at the time if the birth date for him is accurate.11

     "The 1814 settlement of William Turner's estate lists Hezekiah Cartwright and Frances New (his wife who has remarried) as administrators."12

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1802he is not on the 1802 or 1804 tax listWilson County, Tennessee

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1800with two free white males under 10; one free white male between 10 and 15; one free white male between 26 and 44 (presumably himself); two free white females under 10; one free white female between 26 and 44. This doesn't seem to work with the dates of birth I have for his childrenWarren County, North Carolina13
1810unable to find him in the 1810 census in North Carolina or Tennessee as of 27 Jan 2021

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. [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:XFS3-D41, entry for William Turner and Frances Dodson, 30 Dec 1791; citing Granville, 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 1,758,775, accessed 15 Feb 2012).
  3. [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.
  4. [S2989] "NC Co. Marriages, 1762-1979," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFS3-D41, William Turner and Frances Dodson, 30 Dec 1791; citing Granville, 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 1,758,775, accessed 15 Feb 2012). Bond No. 1490.
  5. [S304] Holcomb, Brent H.. Marriages of Granville County, North Carolina (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981), page 331.
  6. [S5766] "North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 5 Jan 2021, entry for Wm Turner and Francis Dodson, 1791, Granville County, image 182 of 380; citing original data from the North Carolina County Registers of Deeds. There is no witness listed on this document.
  7. [S3216] Gwynn, Zae Hargett, abstractor. Abstracts Of The Wills And Estate Records Of Granville County North Carolina 1746-1808 (Rocky Mount: Joseph W. Watson, 1973), page 192; citing Will Book 3, pages 247-249.
  8. [S3216] Gwynn. Granville Co., NC Wills Est. 1746-1808, page 193; original on pages 249-250, Will Book 3.
  9. [S3168] "Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927, " digital image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77T2-8Y78?mode=g&i=155&wc=M6QW-KWL%3A179891901%2C180192101&cc=1909088 ), William Turner, 1811; citing Wilson County Inventories, Wills, 1802-1814, images 156-157 of 232, pages 294-295; accessed 15 Feb 2012. There is no index to this information as of 22 Jun 2019.
  10. [S3168] "TN Probate Court Books, 1795-1927," FamilySearch, William Turner, 1811; citing Wilson County Inventories, Wills, 1802-1814, , pages 294-295 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77T2-8Y78?i=155&wc=M6QW-KWL%3A179891901%2C180192101&cc=1909088294-295, accessed 15 Feb 2012. Images 156-157 of 232.
  11. [S3168] "TN Probate Court Books, 1795-1927," FamilySearch, William Turner, 1811; citing Wilson County Inventories, Wills, 1802-1814, pages 294-295 of 232 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77T2-8Y78?i=155&wc=M6QW-KWL%3A179891901%2C180192101&cc=1909088, accessed 15 Feb 2012.
  12. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 16 Jun 2016, memorial page for Frances Dodson New (1774-1857) at memorial page... Maintained by Heritage Files, originally created by Harriet W. Berry; citing Turner Cemetery, Linwood, Wilson County, Tennessee.
  13. [S58] "1800 U. S. Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 32, page 834, line 3, William Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M32. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  14. [S49] Johnson, Tony L., e-mail message from (<e-mail address>) to Toby Turner, dated 2 Jan 2002, with genealogy report attachment entitled "Johnson/Turner Descendants."

William Turner1

M, #2801
RelationshipGrandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1 b. b 1761
MotherElizabeth Hoskins Thomas d. b 22 Dec 1845
Last Edited4 Jul 2021
     In 1840, could this be the Wm Turner enumerated at St. Annes Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia.2

     On 11 May 1840, he is named in his father's will of this date and bequeathed "a frugal support and such support may be suspended or wholly discontinued by the Trustees at any time at their own absolute irresponsible (sic) and uncontested discretion."1

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

     I have been unable to find him in Virginia in the 1850 or 1860 census as of 5 Dec 2020.

Citations

  1. [S1353] Nelson County, Virginia Will Books vols. E-G, 1835-1847, FHL Film 0,032,717, microfilm of original records at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston, Virginia, Terisha Turner will, Will Book F, pages 152-156.
  2. [S6008] "1840 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 4 Jul 2021, entry for Wm Turner 1840, St Annes, Albemarle, Virginia; citing roll 549, page 159, line 19, FHL microfilm 29,683, image 59 of 74, National Archives and Records Administration.

William Turner1

M, #6929, b. July 1800
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Turner1 b. 17 Nov 1768, d. b 21 Dec 1811
MotherFrances Dodson1 b. 5 Mar 1774, d. 2 Nov 1857
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited27 Jan 2021
     William Turner was born in July 1800, son of William Turner and Frances Dodson.1

     I can't find any census information in which I feel confident as of 27 Jan 2021.

Citations

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

William Turner1

M, #11372, b. 30 June 1800
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1 b. b 1775, d. b 1838
MotherMary Dalton1 d. a 16 Apr 1816
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited5 Oct 2019
     William Turner was born on 30 June 1800, son of Terisha Turner and Mary Dalton.1

     Could this be the William Turner, born c1800 in Tennessee who was enumerated on 28 Dec 1850 in Franklin County, Alabama as 50 years of age. He was enumerated with a William Turner, age 20, born in Alabama; James Turner, 18, born in Alabama; Susan Turner, 14, born in Alabama; and Dicy Willis, age 35 born in Mississippi.2

     On the other hand, there is a Wm C Turner in Sumner County, Tennessee on the 1850 Slave Schedule, but I didn't find him in the regular census.3

Citations

  1. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  2. [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:MH5M-9LQ ), entry for William Turner, household, 1850 Franklin county, Franklin, Alabama, United States; citing no page number, family 740, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,347, accessed 5 Sep 2016.
  3. [S3256] "1850 United States Federal Census - Slave Schedules," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.MVHF-4WB ), entry for Wm C Turner, Sumner county, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing line number 2, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 444,863, accessed 5 Sep 2016.

William Turner1

M, #12504, b. 19 May 1803, d. 8 May 1885
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner1 b. 20 Sep 1781
MotherElizabeth Sims1 b. bt 1790 - 1800
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Judith Chick b. 6 Oct 1813, d. 19 Mar 1890
Children
Last Edited12 Jul 2021
     William Turner was born on 19 May 1803, son of James Turner and Elizabeth Sims, in Warren County, North Carolina.1,2

     William and Judith Chick obtained a marriage bond on 24 May 1832 in Wilson County, Tennessee, with Henly L. or S. Turner as bondsman. I do not know who this is?3,4

     William Turner, 29, married Judith Chick, 18, daughter of Ambler Chick and Mary Martha Ragland, on 7 June 1832 in Wilson County, Tennessee. With William Hearn, Preacher of the Gospel, officiating.5,6

     William's memorial page on Find A Grave lists a son, John Perry Smith Turner, born in 1855. However, this child was not enumerated on the 1860 census so I have a problem believing in him as a son.

     William Turner died on 8 May 1885 at age 812,7,8 and was buried in Ragland Cemetery #2, Butler County, Kentucky.9

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185047 years of ageLogan County, Kentucky10
Blacksmith10
186058 years of ageButler County, Kentucky11
Blacksmith with real estate valued at $700 and personal property worth $25011
187067 years of age. Also living within his household are his daughter with her husband and their son2nd Precinct, Butler County, Kentucky12
Blacksmith with real estate valued at $500 and personal property worth $20012
188071 years of age and living in the John W. Allen, age 70, household. Under the illness column is a word which looks like "Phlhisie"Butler County, Kentucky13

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. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 30 Jun 2016, memorial page for William Turner (1803-1885) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Adams Township|Marsha Strader, maintained by 118448738.
  3. [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:QKH3-7QNS, entry for William Turner and Judy T Check, 24 May 1832; citing Wilson, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 430,832, accessed 11 Jul 2021).
  4. [S2585] "TN County Marr, 1796-1950," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-893F-4CVW?i=1356&cc=1619127 also https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-893F-4CNN?i=1358&cc=1619127, William Turner and Judy T. Cheek, 7 Jun 1832, accessed 11 Jul 2021).
  5. [S6440] "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950," index and searchable images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XD7M-Y4T, entry for William Turner and Judy T. Cheek, 7 Jun 1832, accessed 11 Jul 2021).
  6. [S2585] "TN County Marr, 1796-1950," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-993F-422?i=1359&cc=1619127, William Turner and Judy T. Cheek, 7 Jun 1832, accessed 11 Jul 2021).
  7. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 28 Jul 2004 containing more detailed information on Robert Turner's line (Turner Surname Project).
  8. [S5595] Battle, J. H., Perrin, W.H. and Kniffin, G.C.. Kentucky - A History Of The State, Embracing A Concise Account Of The Origin And Development Of The Virginia Colony; Its Expansion Westward, And The Settlement Of The Frontier Beyond The Alleghanies; The Erection Of Kentucky As An Independent State, And Its Subsequent Development (Louisville and Chicago: F. A. Battey Publishing Company, 1885), page 682, says he died 3 Mar 1885.
  9. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for William Turner (1803-1885) at memorial page.... Index misread date which clearly reads 8 May.
  10. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M65D-C86 ), entry for William Turner household, 1850, Logan county, part of, Logan, Kentucky, United States; citing no page number, family 147, NARA microfilm publication M43(Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 442,979, accessed 30 Jun 2016.
  11. [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:MZ1S-VT6 ), entry for WM Turner, 1860, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing page 118, household 791, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 803,358, accessed 5 Aug 2016.
  12. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX7G-Z9C ), entry for William Turner, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 40, family 271, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,950, accessed 30 Jun 2016.
  13. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCCQ-Y5W ), entry for Willian Turner in household of John W Allen, 1880, Londons, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 106, sheet 308D, household 111, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,254,406, accessed 5 Aug 2016.
  14. [S5595] Battle, Perrin and Kniffin. Hist of KY, 1885, page 682.
  15. [S6356] "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:image 2800 of 3316, entry for Pauline Shelton London, 25 Sep 1916, Butler County, File No. 22588, accessed 31 May 2021).
  16. [S3743] "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSCV-38Z, entry for Mrs. Rebecca Turner Oliver, 1930; citing , Warren, Kentucky, United States, Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,913,069, accessed 18 Aug 2016).
  17. [S5537] "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2Q6-7L5C, entry for W. S. Turner and Nancy T. Colman, 24 Jun 1903; citing Morgantown, Butler, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 928,326, accessed 29 Aug 2016).

William Turner1

M, #6937, b. 4 November 1796, d. 18 January 1860
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Turner2 b. 17 Nov 1768, d. b 21 Dec 1811
MotherFrances Dodson2 b. 5 Mar 1774, d. 2 Nov 1857
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Mariah Page Thompson b. 10 Nov 1799, d. 6 Mar 1874
Children
Last Edited25 May 2021
     William Turner was born on 4 November 1796, son of William Turner and Frances Dodson, in North Carolina.2,3
     He also is reported to have been born on 11 April 1796 in North Carolina.1
     He was also known as Willie and as Wiley.4

     He was a private in a company of militia on an expedition against the Creek Indians under the command of Major General Andrew Jackson for three months and eighteen and was discharged at Nashville on 10 May 1814. On 3 Nov 1814, he again entered the Army at Lebanon, Tennessee for a period of 6 months as a corporal in the company of Capt. James A. Black, in the division commanded by Maj. General Williams Carroll in the war with Great Britian. He was in the Battle of New Orleans on 8 Jan 1815. He received a grant for about 3,000 acres for his service in the War of 1812.

     William, 21, married Mariah Page Thompson, 18, daughter of Robert Thompson and Sarah Castleman, on 13 November 1817 in Davidson County, Tennessee.5

     He was a farmer and owned a mill on Richland Creek, six miles north of Waverly, which was taken over by his son, Andrew J. after his death.6

     William Turner died on 18 January 1860 at age 63 in Humphreys County, Tennessee,1 and was buried in Johnson Turner Cemetery, Humphreys County, Tennessee.1

     On 5 June 1860, C. N. Turner, guardian of A. J. Turner minor heir of Willie Turner decd. made a report to the court: received in my possession 69 acres of land on Tennessee River; 3 Negroes; $50 in cash; two ? note due 25 Dec 1860, one for $125 on Thomas Turner and one on Mariah Turner and James Turner for $60 for a total of $215. The note is given for the ? of Negroes for the present year in Humphreys County, Tennessee.7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820with two free white males under 10; one free white male between 16 and 26; one free white female between 16 and 26 years of age. Six people are engaged in agriculture. The following slaves were enumerated: one male under 14; one male between 26 and 45; three females between 14 and 26; and, one female 45 or older - a total of sevenHumphreys County, Tennessee8
185053 years of age and living immediately adjacent to Richard D. TurnerHumphreys County, Tennessee3
Farmer with real estate valued at $4,0003

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 16 Jun 2016, memorial page for William "Willie" Turner (1796-1860) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by bbarnhill, maintained by bbarnhill; citing Johnson Turner Cemetery, Humphreys County, Tennessee.
  2. [S49] Johnson, Tony L., e-mail message from (<e-mail address>) to Toby Turner, dated 2 Jan 2002, with genealogy report attachment entitled "Johnson/Turner Descendants."
  3. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Humphreys County, Tennessee, population schedule, dwelling 245, family 245, Willie Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M432, Roll 884, page 109B. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S6443] Hale, Will T.. A History of Tenessee and Tennesseans: the Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1913), accessed 30 Jan 2021, page 1174, image 1245 of 2792 . Digitized and indexed on ancestry.com.
  5. [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:VNHX-6VR, entry for Willie Turner and Maria Thompson, 13 Nov 1817; from "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing p. 188, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, accessed 19 Aug 2016).
  6. [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.
  7. [S6323] "Humphreys County, Tennessee Settlements, Vol. G, 1856-1868," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Willie Turner, 1860, page 101, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S7WF-SK6X-G9?i=68&wc=M6Q7-CWG%3A179636501%2C179938101&cc=1909088 accessed 5 Nov 2020.
  8. [S59] "1820 United States Federal Census," Humphreys County, Tennessee, Roll 122, page 160, line 1, Willie Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M33. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015. Their 1820 census image quality was superior to those available on ancestry.com.
  9. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Williiam G. Turner (1819-1842) at memorial page....
  10. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for William "Willie" Turner (1796-1860) at memorial page....
  11. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Holly Frances Turner Dickson (1822-1870) at memorial page....
  12. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Turner Pollard (1827-1892) at memorial page....
  13. [S6017] "Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1965," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 10 Feb 2021, entry for Charles N Turner, 1914, Humphreys County, File No. 29, image 88 of 204; citing original data from the Tennessee Bureau of Vital Statistics. Calls him Wyly Turner.
  14. [S6017] "TN Death Recds., 1908-1965," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Martha Ann Johnson, 15 Apr 1925, Humphreys County, Cert. No. 193, image 52 of 158. Calls him Wyly Turner.

William Turner1

M, #23968, b. February 1880
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherRichard R. Turner1 b. Sep 1856, d. 27 Mar 1939
MotherIda May Baker1 b. 8 Jan 1857, d. 18 Jun 1906
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited11 Jul 2021
     William Turner was born in February 1880, son of Richard R. Turner and Ida May Baker, in Illinois.1

     I can find no further information on him as of 11 Jul 2021.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18804/12 year of age. Could his name have been entered incorrectly?Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois1

Citations

  1. [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:MXKW-N6P ), entry for Richard Turner, 1880, Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district ED 195, sheet 637D, household 78, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0243; FHL microfilm 1,254,243, accessed 24 Nov 2016.

William Turner1

M, #18819, b. circa 1872, d. 9 September 1878
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam R. Turner Jr1 b. 1844, d. 10 Feb 1920
MotherFrances Burford1 b. 1845
Last Edited4 Feb 2021
     William Turner was born circa 1872, son of William R. Turner Jr and Frances Burford, in Amherst County, Virginia.1

     William Turner died of Diphtheria on 9 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 William 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.

William (H) Turner1

M, #299, b. before 1784, d. before 27 October 1817
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner1 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner2 b. c 1753, d. b 25 Jun 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited1 Nov 2020
     William (H) Turner was born before 1784, son of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner, because he was under 21 years of age in 1805.1

     On 24 November 1805, he is named Wm. and is underage in his father's will of this date, but without any middle initial.3,1

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

     On 28 May 1810, Terisha Turner Jr qualified as guardian to his brother, William Turner, orphan of James Turner.4,5

     William (H) Turner died before 27 October 1817 in Nelson County, Virginia, when his brother, Terisha, was bonded to administer William's estate.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 28 Jan 2019.6

     On 27 October 1817, Terisha Turner Junr, Alexander Roberts and Terisha Bailey were bonded in the amount fo $5,000 for Terisha Turner as administer of the estate of William Turner at Nelson County, Virginia.6

     The final estatement settlement of William Turner whose estate was administered by Terisha Turner, his brother, was recorded and approved 10 Jul 1822 at Nelson County, Virginia.7

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, 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. [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.
  3. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 368; citing Will Book 4, page 223.
  4. [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.
  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. [S6289] "Nelson Co., VA Will Bk A, 1808-1818," FamilySearch, entry for Terisha Turner, 1817, page 530 at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P4-XZTM?i=333&cat=382866, accessed 1 Nov 2020.
  7. [S6312] "Nelson County, Virginia Will Book C, 1822-1829," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for William Turner, 1818, pages 16-17, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P4-XWXY?i=33&cat=382866, accessed 31 Oct 2020.

William A. Turner1

M, #2818
RelationshipGrandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherFrancis W. Spencer Turner1 b. b 1780, d. b 28 Jun 1852
MotherMary E. Harris b. c 1785
Last Edited25 Jan 2022
     On 10 June 1841, Francis W. S. Turner's will, he names his "beloved wife Mary E. Turner; his daughter Jane R. Carter, wife of William H. Carter; son, William A. Turner; son, Joseph H. Turner; and son, Francis S. Turner. His friend, N. F. Cabell, was named Trustee for daughter, Sarah F. Cu(unreadable. but Curd), and children. Executors were William A. Turner, Francis S. Turner and Joseph H. Turner. H. B. Scott, Samuel Scott and Isham T. Smith were witnesses.1

     Could he have had a son, Willy Joseph Turner, b. c1862 in Buckingham County, but living in Amherst County, who took out a marriage license on 8 Oct 1880 in Amherst County and married on 10 Oct 1880 Sarah Shrader, born c 1861 in Amherst to Daniel & Sarah Shrader? Willy, a farmer, is said to be the son of Wm. A and Mary Susan.

     I have found a number of references to the above William A. Turner, including in the 1870 and 1880 census, but I am having trouble believing this is a "right" connection, partly because he is shown with a sister, Mary, in the 1880 census. This man had a large family with some children born in Buckingham County, but he subsequently lived in Amherst County. I cannot find any record, marriage or death, which provides the name of this particular William A.'s father.

     I have found another Wm. A. Turner, born c1815, living in Albemarle County but he was married to Dorothy (or Dolly) Johnson in the 1860-1880 census.

     This man's brothers and at least one sister remained in Nelson County, Virginia, so it is hard to believe he would have joined other Turners in Kentucky, Tennessee, or Missouri.2

Citations

  1. [S1356] Nelson County, Virginia Will Books, vols. J-K, 1851-1859, FHL Film 0,032,718, microfilm of original records at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston, Virginia, Francis W. S. Turner will, Will Book J, page 156.
  2. [S6295] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1854-1900," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 25 Oct 2020, entry for Willy Joseph Turner and Sarah Shrader, 1889, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-FD9L .