William M. Turner1

M, #23763, b. 3 September 1851, d. 2 January 1917
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam R. Turner2 b. 12 Feb 1822, d. 12 Mar 1904
MotherMartha Ann Allen2 b. 8 Oct 1828, d. 23 Mar 1925
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Artimesia M. Watts b. 9 Jul 1851, d. 26 Jan 1920
Children
Last Edited20 Jul 2021
     William M. Turner was born on 3 September 1851, son of William R. Turner and Martha Ann Allen, in Texas.1

     William, 19, married Artimesia M. Watts, 19, daughter of Elbert Watts and Permelia Ann Barfoot, on 18 January 1871. I am unable to find a marriage record on Ancestry of FamilySearch as of 20 Jul 2021.1

     William M. Turner died on 2 January 1917 at age 651 and was buried in Camp San Saba Cemetery, Brady, McCulloch County, Texas.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18608 years of ageSelma PO, Bexar County, Texas3
1870as Will, 18 years of age and living in his father's householdFort Mason PO, McCulloch County, Texas2
190048 years of age and married twenty-eight yearsJustice Precinct 2, Mason County, Texas4
Farmer4

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 7 Sep 2016, memorial page for William M. Turner (1851-1917) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Susan Clarke, maintained by Susan Clarke; citing Camp San Saba Cemetery, McCulloch County, Texas.
  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: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.
  3. [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.
  4. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 20 Jul 2021), William Turner, 1900, Mason, Texas; citing page 6, family 93, FHL microfilm 1.241,658.
  5. [S6009] "Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 20 Jul 2021, entry for Elder Walter Turner, 1 Oct 1942, Brady, McCulloch County, Stamped 45879, image 5 of 23; citing original data from the Texas State Board of Health.
  6. [S6009] "TX Death Cert., 1903-1982," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Silas Buford Turner, 21 Oct 1960, Rocksprings, Edwards County, State File No. 58947, image 1 of 4.
  7. [S6009] "TX Death Cert., 1903-1982," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Flora Grace Jordan, 15 Feb 1936, Katency, Mason County, Stampted 10948, image 12 of 17.
  8. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Florence Turner (1878-1879) at memorial page....
  9. [S6009] "TX Death Cert., 1903-1982," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Oscar Turner, 20 Nov 1931, Brady, McCulloch County, Stamped 52736, image 20 of 35.
  10. [S6009] "TX Death Cert., 1903-1982," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Annie Martha Sallee, 16 Jun 1977, San Angelo, Tom Green County, State File No. 46556, image 153 of 224.
  11. [S6009] "TX Death Cert., 1903-1982," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Austin Denson Turner, 25 Apr 1963, Brady, McCullouch County, State File No. 26419, image 3 of 25.

William Madison Turner1,2

M, #26611, b. 16 August 1866, d. 10 June 1950
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherMatthew James Turner3,4 b. 20 Apr 1832, d. 29 Jan 1910
MotherMartha Eliza Major3,4 b. 7 Aug 1838, d. 13 May 1911

Family

Ida Isabell New b. 8 Sep 1870, d. 26 Dec 1939
Children
Last Edited20 Jul 2021
     William Madison Turner was born on 16 August 1866, son of Matthew James Turner and Martha Eliza Major, in Wilson County, Tennessee.4

     William, 26, married Ida Isabell New, 22, on 28 December 1892 in Wilson County, Tennessee.5

     On 15 May 1911, Martha Turner's obituary names her as the widow of M. J. Turner and her surviving children: Fletcher Turner of Mexico; Horace Turner, Mrs. M. J. Andrews; W. N. Turner, Miss Effie Turner and Mr. E. M. Turner.6

     William Madison Turner died from a Cerebral Vascular Accident, due to Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease on 10 June 1950 at age 83 in Wilson County, Tennessee,4 and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee.7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18703 years of ageDistrict 11, Wilson County, Tennessee1
188013 years of ageDistrict 11, Wilson County, Tennessee3
Laborer3
1900as Willie O., 33 years of age and married seven yearsDistrict 11, Wilson County, Tennessee8
Farmer8
192052 years of ageDistrict 21, Wilson County, Tennessee9
Farmer9

Citations

  1. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 26 May 2021, entry for Mathew J Turner, 1870, Wilson, Tennessee; citing roll M593_1572, page 501B, family 139, image 16 of 21; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 May 2021, memorial page for William Madison Turner (1866-1950) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Harriet W. Berry, maintained by Stone Branches; citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee. Provides his full middle name.
  3. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 12 of 19 ), entry for Mathew J. Turner, 1880, Wilson, Tennessee; citing roll 1286, page 446D, family 105, accessed 26 May 2021.
  4. [S6017] "Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1965," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 20 Jul 2021, entry for William Madison Turner, 10 Jun 1950, Wilson County, Cert. No. 50-16992, image 202 of 356; citing original data from the Tennessee Bureau of Vital Statistics.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Ida Isabell New Turner (1870-1939) at memorial page....
  6. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 26 May 2021, entry for Mrs. Martha E. Turner, Nashville Banner (Nashville, Tennessee, 15 May 1911, page 11, image 11 of 14.
  7. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for William Madison Turner (1866-1950) at memorial page....
  8. [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.
  9. [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.
  10. [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.

William Matthew Turner1

M, #24362, b. 5 December 1909, d. 1 September 2000
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherZachariah Harris Turner2,1 b. 29 Aug 1872, d. 4 Sep 1929
MotherFlora E. Harris2,1 b. 23 Sep 1878, d. 30 Dec 1918
Last Edited18 Jul 2021
     William Matthew Turner was born on 5 December 1909, son of Zachariah Harris Turner and Flora E. Harris, in Nelson County, Virginia.2,3
     He also is reported to have been born on 7 December 1909.4
     He was also known as William H.2

     William Matthew Turner died on 1 September 2000 at age 90 in Hanover County, Virginia,1,5 and was buried in Adial Cemetery, Faber, Nelson County, Virginia.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19104/12 year of ageRockfish District, Nelson County, Virginia6
1920as William H and 10 years of ageSchuyler District, Nelson County, Virginia2
194030 years of age, single and living with his brother, Harold R., in his brother's George W.'s householdSchuyler District, Nelson County, Virginia7
Farmer7

Citations

  1. [S5922] "U. S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Apr 2021, entry for William Matthew Turner, 7 Apr 1970.
  2. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJJ1-MY1: accessed 15 Dec 2016), Zach H Turner, 1920, Schuyler, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 113, sheet 4A, line 10, family 70, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1895; FHL microfilm 1,821,895.
  3. [S5922] "US Social Security Apps & Claims, 1936-2007," index, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., entry for William Matthew Turner, 7 Apr 1970. This is he because the application states his father was Ack H. Turner and mother was Flora E Harris.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 14 Apr 2021, memorial page for William M. Turner (1909-2000) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by JEM, maintained by LNM, originally created by JEM; citing Adial Cemetery, Faber, Nelson County, Virginia.
  5. [S6048] "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 18 Jul 2021, entry for William Matthew Turner, 1 Sep 2000, Hanover County.
  6. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPG3-7PX ), entry for Zach H Turner household, 1910, Rockfish, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 103, sheet 1B, household 17, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,649, accessed 30 Aug 2016.
  7. [S3341] "1940 United States Federal Census," digital images, (Ancestry.com: (n.p.), accessed 18 Jul 2021, entry for George W Turner, 1940, Schuyler, Nelson, Virginia; citing roll m-t0627-04278, page 3A, family 35, image 5-6 of 25; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

William N. Turner1,2

M, #9762, b. 20 October 1852, d. 16 September 1915
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn W. Turner3,4 b. 1 Sep 1824, d. 9 Jul 1913
MotherAverilla Carter Collier4 b. 4 Aug 1830, d. 22 Jul 1861

Family

Clara Amelia Britton b. 15 Dec 1859, d. 12 Oct 1935
Children
Last Edited22 Jul 2021
     William N. Turner was born on 20 October 1852, son of John W. Turner and Averilla Carter Collier, in Tennessee.2,4
     He was also known as William W.5

     William and Clara Amelia Britton obtained a marriage bond on 22 June 1881 in Sumner County, Tennessee.1

     On 16 July 1906, in John W. Turner's will he names his six children: Ella; ? (possibly Florence); William; J. Wheeler; Geo. R.; and J. D. Turner. All were named as executors.3

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

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

     He had been a member of the Christian Church for many years before his death. He left a handsome estate. To his children he was kind and affectionate and was a good citizen and a Christian. His burial took place today at Bethpage Cemetery, with funeral services conducted at the grave by Rev. J. K Thompson of Gallatin."6

     He was a Trader prior to his death.2

     William N. Turner died of Organic Heart Disease and Apoplexy on 16 September 1915 at age 62 in Rogana, Sumner County, Tennessee,2,4 and was buried in Bethpage Cemetery, Bethpage, Sumner County, Tennessee.2,7

     On 20 September 1915, William N. Turner's obituary states he died at home, four miles from Bethpage, was the son of the late John W. Turner who died two years ago. He was married to Miss Clara Britton in 1881 and had four children of whom three survive: Misses Bettie and Avie Turner and Mr. Desha Turner. He was also survived by three brothers and two sisters: Mrs. Florence Ray of Oklahoma, Miss Ella Turner of Bethpage, John Wheeler, Geo. N. and Desha Turner of Pawnee, Oklahoma.8

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18607 years of ageGallatin PO, Sumner County, Tennessee5
187017 years of age and at SchoolGallatin PO, Sumner County, Tennessee9
188026 years of ageDistrict 11, Sumner County, Tennessee10
Stock deals10
190047 years of age and married eighteen years. Also living in his household were two servans: Hatch Lanser, Black, age 21; and Hattie Turner, Black, age 16, both born in TennesseeDistict 1, Sumner County, Tennessee11
Farmer11

Citations

  1. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Apr 2021, entry for Wm N Turner and Clara A Britton, 22 Jun 1881, Sumner County 1880-1889: Marriages (Loose Rec) T-Z, image 72 of 496; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  2. [S5982] "Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Apr 2021, entry for William N Turner, 16 Sep 1915, Sumner County, FHL microfilm 1,299,646; citing original data from the FamilySearch entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
  3. [S5964] "Tennessee, Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 30 Aug 2019, entry for John W. Turner, 1913, Sumner County Will Books, 19-5-1942, image 160 of 893; citing original data from the Tennessee County District and Probate Courts.
  4. [S6017] "Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1965," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Jul 2021, entry for William N Turner, 16 Sep 1915, Rogana, Sumner County, Cert. No. 280, image 284 of 385; citing original data from the Tennessee Bureau of Vital Statistics.
  5. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, population schedule, District No. 13 Township, dwelling 552, family 552, John W. Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M653, Roll 1275, page 258A. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  6. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Apr 2021, entry for John W. Turner, Nashville Banner (Nashville, Tennessee), 10 Jul 1913, page 1, image 1 of 14.
  7. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 14 Apr 2021, memorial page for William N Turner (1852-1915) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by BBrown, maintained by L.M.L.; citing Bethpage Cemetery, Bethpage, Sumner County, Tennessee.
  8. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for William N. Turner, The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee), 20 Sep 1915, page 2, image 2 of 12.
  9. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, population schedule, Sheet 29, family 193, John Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M593, Roll 1566, page 772A. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online,. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  10. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDWX-FCQ ), entry for John Turner, 1880, District 11, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 217, sheet 166D, household 29, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,255,282, accessed 28 Jul 2016.
  11. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 14 Apr 2021), W N Turner, 1900, Sumner, Tennessee; citing page 4, family 62, FHL microfilm 1,241,601.

William R. Turner1

M, #5576, b. 12 February 1822, d. 12 March 1904
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Suddarth Turner2,3 b. 1790, d. 14 Jan 1871
MotherEliza B. Smith d. b 17 Jul 1825
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Martha Ann Allen b. 8 Oct 1828, d. 23 Mar 1925
Children
Last Edited21 Jul 2021
     William R. Turner was born on 12 February 1822, son of William Suddarth Turner and Eliza B. Smith, in Sumner County, Tennessee.4

     He also is reported to have been born in February 1823 in Tennessee5 and circa 1824 in Tennessee.6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     I hereby revoke all former wills which I have made.

     In testimony whereof I have affixed my seal this 24th day of August 1827.
At the request of John Turner we have               John Turner (seal)
affixed our names as witness of the above
Charles H. Stone
James R. Harrell
Jacob F. Eilett (sic - Elliott?)7

     William and Martha Ann Allen obtained a marriage license on 18 January 1847 in Bexar County, Texas.8

     William R. Turner, 24, married Martha Ann Allen, 18, daughter of Hugh Joseph Allen and Caroline Matilda Frazier, on 28 January 1847 in Bexar County, Texas.8

     On 12 February 1861, William R. and his family arrived in McCulloch County, Texas, according to a source who wishes to remain unidentified.

     William R. Turner died on 12 March 1904 at age 824 and was buried in Camp San Saba Cemetery, Brady, McCulloch County, Texas.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830probably one of the two free white males between 5 and under 10Shelby County, Tennessee9
185026 years of ageBexar County, Texas6
Farmer with real estate valued at $5006
186035 years of age and living immediately adjacent to his father-in-law, Hugh AllenSelma PO, Bexar County, Texas10
Farmer with real estate valued at $1,300 and and personal property worth $1,58011
187048 years of age. Also living in his household was Walter Jennison, 23, born in Iowa between 1846-1847 who drove cattleFort Mason PO, McCulloch County, Texas12
Farmer with real estate valued at $600 and personal property worth $3,28012
188058 years of age. Also in his household on this date was a visitor, N. E. HudsonJustice Precinct 2, McCulloch County, Texas13
Farmer13
190077 years of age, married for fifty-two years and living immediately adjacent to his son Albert F. (household 234) and close to his son Ed R (household 231)Brady, McCulloch County, Texas5
Farmer5

Citations

  1. [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:K33Z-K3J : accessed 21 Dec 2012), Albert Frazier Turner, 1932; citing certificate number 3322, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,135,793.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Oct 2015, memorial page for William Suddarth Turner at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Jane Jahns Rice, maintained by Rowantree; citing San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.
  3. [S567] Sowell, A. J.. Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas (1900; reprint Austin: State House Press, 1986), page 415.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for William R. Turner at memorial page....
  5. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3P6-T18 ): accessed 7 Sep 2016), William R Turner household, 1900, Justice Precincts 1 & 6, Brady, McCulloch, Texas, United States; citing ED 107, sheet 13B, family 233, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,655.
  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:MXLJ-GLZ ), entry for William R Turner, Bexar county, part of, Bexar, Texas, United States; citing family 189, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), accessed 14 Aug 2019.
  7. [S5964] "Tennessee, Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Sep 2019, entry for John Turner, 1832, Shelby County Will Record I-C, Jan 1830-May 1847, page 36, image 44 of 864; citing original data from the Tennessee County District and Probate Courts.
  8. [S5672] "Texas, County, Marriage Index, 1837-1977," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XL83-649, entry for William R Turner and Martha Allen, 13 Jan 1847; citing Bexar, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 24,917, accessed 18 Oct 2019).
  9. [S683] "1830 United States Federal Census," Shelby County, Tennessee, Roll 181, page 17, line 23, W. S. Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M19. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  10. [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. Hs is mistakenly listed as born in Mississippi.
  11. [S5507] "1860 US Census," 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 at ( https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXF1-C85 ).
  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: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.
  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:MFNB-PGS ), entry for W R Turner household, 1880, Precinct 2, McCulloch, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 108, sheet 547C, household 15, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,255,317, accessed 7 Sep 2016.
  14. [S2169] FamilyTreeDNA, "FamilyTreeDNA Test of Unidentified Turner" (withheld). The owner of this kit prefers to remain unidentified online, supplied to me at my request when we were searching for our FTDNA match.

William R. Turner1

M, #18821, b. November 1881, d. June 1882
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam R. Turner Jr1 b. 1844, d. 10 Feb 1920
MotherFrances Burford1 b. 1845
Last Edited21 Jul 2021
     William R. Turner was born in November 1881, son of William R. Turner Jr and Frances Burford, in Amherst County, Virginia,1 and died of a Cold in June 1882 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 F Turner, 1882, at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=393422&lifeEvent=102899&rmsId=TH-267-11122-64214-91&imageIndex=134&singleView=true.

William R. Turner Jr1

M, #24335, b. 1844, d. 10 February 1920
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Richard Turner1,2,3 b. Apr 1818
MotherPermelia Hutcheson1,4,3 b. 1819, d. 30 Dec 1895
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Frances Burford b. 1845
Children
Last Edited21 Jul 2021
     William R. Turner Jr was born in 1844, son of William Richard Turner and Permelia Hutcheson, in Amherst County, Virginia.1

     William and Frances Burford obtained a marriage license on 21 December 1868 in Amherst County, Virginia.3

     William R. Turner Jr married Frances Burford on 23 December 1868 in Amherst County, Virginia.1,3

     On 15 May 1886, a William Turner, son of Wm. R. and Sarah Turner died at the age of 3 years and 6 months of Fever in Pedlar & Elon District, Amherst County, Virginia. I have no other William R. Turner married to a Sarah in this location???5

     On 2 July 1887, a Trustee account was presented to court by R. M. Cox under Stephen H. Turner's name for "rent of Ogden house; rec'd of W. R. Turner; to Sallie M. Whitehead for lot at CCH; rent of Puppie creek tr; house and lost at ACH; Widdifield for 2 mos rent at CH" which was recorded 22 Nov 1887 in Amherst County, Virginia.6

     He was widowed at the time of his death.2

     William R. Turner Jr died of old age or general breakdown, with no known organic trouble, on 10 February 1920 in Amherst County, Virginia.7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1870indexed as William H. J. but I read it as William R. Jr., 26 years of age and living immediately adjacent to his father.Amherst Township, Amherst County, Virginia8
Farm hand8
1880as Wm R. Jr, 36 years of age and still lives immediately adjacent to his fatherDistrict 15, Amherst County, Virginia9
Farmer9
191065 years of age and married thirty-eight yearsElon District, Amherst County, Virginia10
Farmer10

Citations

  1. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRD3-NHK, entry for William R. Turner, Jr. and Fanny Burford, 23 Dec 1868; citing Amherst, Virginia, reference Mar Reg 2 p 155; FHL microfilm 30,311, accessed 13 Dec 2016).
  2. [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:QVR7-D4GS, entry for William R Turner, 10 Feb 1920; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing , Amherst, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 29 Sep 2020).
  3. [S6295] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1854-1900," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 21 Oct 2020, entry for William R Turner Jr and Fanny Burford, 1868, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-FH1B .
  4. [S6281] "VA Death Certificates, 1912-1987," FamilySearch, William R Turner, 10 Feb 1920; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing , Amherst, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 29 Sep 2020. Her son, Preston Turner, the informant, names her Amelia Hutchinson.
  5. [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, 1886, at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=393422&lifeEvent=102899&rmsId=TH-267-11122-64214-91&imageIndex=152&singleView=true.
  6. [S6291] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Abstract of Will Books, 1761-1920, Dealing with Persons With Last Names Beginning with Letters T and V - There Are No U Wills in Books (Amherst Virginia: BFD, 1967), page 36 T Wills, item #208; citing Amherst County Will Book 22, page 1, online page 38.
  7. [S6281] "VA Death Certificates, 1912-1987," FamilySearch, William R Turner, 9 Jan 1920; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing , Amherst, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 29 Sep 2020. I have no explanation for the two death certificates with different dates of death.
  8. [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:MFL6-8GF ), entry for William H J Turner, 1870, Virginia, United States; citing p. 2, family 12, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,132, accessed 4 Apr 2017.
  9. [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:MCPF-T4X ), entry for Wm R Turner Jr, 1880, Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 15, sheet 130D, family 287, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1353; FHL microfilm 1,255,353, accessed 4 Apr 2017.
  10. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 Sep 2020, entry for Wm R Turner, 1910, Elon, Amherst, Virginia; citing page 7B, family , FHL Microfilm 1,375,634, image 14 of 44; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  11. [S6106] "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5B2-36T, entry for John Turner, 1869, accessed 15 May 2020) Images only a available at a Family History Center or FamilySearch affiliate library.
  12. [S6048] "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 Sep 2020, entry for John Preston Turner, 1941, Amherst County, Cert. No. 1941026404, image 141 of 401.
  13. [S6292] "Amherst Co., VA Death Reg., 1853-1896," FamilySearch, William Turner, 1878, accessed 9 Oct 2020 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.
  14. [S6292] "Amherst Co., VA Death Reg., 1853-1896," FamilySearch, Susan Turner, 1878, accessed 9 Oct 2020 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.
  15. [S6292] "Amherst Co., VA Death Reg., 1853-1896," FamilySearch, William F Turner, 1882, accessed 9 Oct 2020 at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=393422&lifeEvent=102899&rmsId=TH-267-11122-64214-91&imageIndex=134&singleView=true.

William Ratcliff Turner1

M, #23544, b. 22 April 1887, d. 14 December 1961
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherSamuel Steptoe Turner1,2,3 b. 28 Jan 1862, d. 13 Dec 1955
MotherNannie Strong Chaplin1,2,3 b. 22 Mar 1854, d. 9 Feb 1947
Front: Samuel Steptoe Turner
Back: William and Edna Collier Turner
(courtesy of Stephen Kent Turner)

Family

Edna India Collier b. 1 Oct 1886, d. 5 Jul 1977
Last Edited21 Jul 2021
     William Ratcliff Turner was born on 22 April 1887, son of Samuel Steptoe Turner and Nannie Strong Chaplin.4,3

     William, 18, married Edna India Collier, 19, daughter of Fieldin Lewis Hale Collier and Joanna Marshall, on 14 March 1906 in Carroll County, Virginia.

     According to Find A Grave they had seven children: Sadie Anna Turner Sutphin (1906-1986); Myrtis Violet Turner Bridges (1909-1996); Marvin Glenn Turner (1920-1951); Clarence Wilson Turner (1912-1993); Pauline Turner Jennings (1924-1992); William Turner (1926-2015); and James Edwin Turner (1928-1982).4,5,6

     William Ratcliff Turner died on 14 December 1961 at age 744 and was buried in Turner-Duncan Cemetery, Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19003 years of ageLaurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia2

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. [S5606] Samuel Steptoe Turner, The New Testament of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Translated out of The Original Greek; and with The Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised (New York: American Bible Society, 1884); Stephen K. Turner, Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for William Ratcliff Turner (1887-1961) at memorial page....
  5. [S5572] Turner, Stephen Kent, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner at (e-mail address), dated 13 Jan 2017, entitled "volume 2" containing a scan of pages from Goad and Webb Family of Southwest Virginia - Vol. II - Goad Family, compiled by Janice Kinsler Smith, (Fairfax, Virginia: JKS, rev. 1994) , page 546. Original document came from the Nellie Bowman Bausell Collection.
  6. [S5572] Turner. Email, dated 9 Jan 2017, entitled "still finding", containing a sheet of marriage information from Marriages in Carroll County, Virginia 1842-1942.

William Read Turner1

M, #12480, b. 15 October 1882, d. 15 February 1958
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn Read Turner1 b. 6 Sep 1837, d. 27 Dec 1904
MotherFannie Lucas Irby1 b. 16 Jul 1848, d. 21 Jun 1892

Family

Virginia M. Hurt b. 14 Nov 1889, d. 1 Dec 1973
Child
Last Edited10 Mar 2022
     

     This is the man who made many of the entries in the Susannah Hamner Turner Bible.1
     William Read Turner was born on 15 October 1882, son of John Read Turner and Fannie Lucas Irby, at Petersburg, Virginia.1,2

     William, 33, married Virginia M. Hurt, 26, daughter of Joseph Mettauer Hurt and Mary Cralle, on 16 September 1916 in Blackstone, Nottoway County, Virginia.1,3,4

     William Read Turner died on 15 February 1958 at age 753 and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Blackstone, Nottoway County, Virginia.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1900as Whilmer, 17 years of age, and at schoolPetersburg, Virginia5
192037 years of age and living in the household of his father-in-lawBellefonte, Nottoway County, Virginia6
Postal Clerk6
193047 years of age and married at the age of 34. Also living within his household were two boarders: Hansford Patterson, age 28, single, a demonstrator for the county; and, Bessie Va Grinan, age 21, a teacher in a private schoolBlackstone, Nottoway County, Virginia7
Railway Mail Clerk for the U. S. government who owns his home valued at $7,5007
194057 years of ageBlackstone, Nottoway County, Virginia8
Chief Clerk, Railroad Mail [?] who owns his home valued at $9,5008

Citations

  1. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009, the original has been digitized and is available at the NC Archives Digital Repository at http://digitalstatelibnc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p15012coll1&CISOPTR=3054&REC=4
  2. [S3776] Turner Family, photocopy, Mss6:4 T8597:9, Virginia Historical Society Library, Richmond, Virginia, although this file primarily contains a transcription of Susannah Hamner Turner's Bible, it also contains 5 photocopies of pages from an unidentified bible dated 1870 herein cited giving place of birth.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 17 Jun 2016, memorial page for William Read Turner (1882-1958) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Louise Homan Keiser, maintained by Louise Homan Keiser; citing Lakeview Cemetery, Blackstone, Nottoway County, Virginia.
  4. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRSJ-J4C, entry for William Read Turner and Virginia Hurt, 16 Sep 1916; citing Blackstone, Nottoway, Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 2,048,467, accessed 3 Aug 2016).
  5. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMJG-C9F ): accessed 28 Jul 2016), John R Turner, Petersburg city Ward 2, Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States; citing sheet 2B, family 29, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,736.
  6. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1: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.
  7. [S5533] "United States Census, 1930," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1: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.
  8. [S3273] "1940 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1: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.

William Richard Turner1,2

M, #1141, b. April 1818
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherRichard Turner3 b. bt 1781 - 1790, d. b 19 Mar 1832
MotherSarah Ham b. 1780, d. b 18 May 1857
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Permelia Hutcheson b. 1819, d. 30 Dec 1895
Children
Last Edited21 Jul 2021
     William Richard Turner was born in April 1818, son of Richard Turner and Sarah Ham, in Virginia.4

     On 20 February 1832, he was appointed one of the two executors of his father's will of this date at Amherst County, Virginia.5

     On 20 November 1837, a Guardian's Bond was filed by Geo. H. and Saml. J. Turner, Alfred Mays, for Geo. H. Turner as guardian of Wm. R. Turner, orphan of Rich. Turner, deceased at Amherst County, Virginia.1

     William and Permelia Hutcheson obtained a marriage bond on 20 November 1837 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Alfred J. Mays as security.6

     (--?--) Reynolds, Permelia's guardian, gave consent to the marriage on 20 November 1837 at Amherst County, Virginia.6
     The Marriage Return was received by the court in Amherst County, Virginia, on 20 November 1837.7

     I cannot find William or Permelia in the 1850 or 1860 as of 4 Apr 2017 surely due to incompetent indexing at FamilySearch.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840with one free white male under 5; one free white male between 20 and 30; and, one free white female between 20 and 30; no slaves were enumeratedAmherst County, Virginia8
187052 years of age (both he and his wife are indexed as being 32 and 30 years of age, granted the penmanship is bad, but do people this age really have a son aged 24!). Also living within his household were his daughter, Angelina, and her three childrenAmherst Township, Amherst County, Virginia9
Farmer10
188061 years of age. His three grandchildren by his daughter Angelina were enumerated in his household with no sign of herAmherst, Amherst County, Virginia11
Farmer11
190082 years of age and widowedCourt House District, Amherst County, Virginia4
Farmer4

Citations

  1. [S112] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 7-9 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, William R. Turner's guardian bond entry, Will Book 9, page 346.
  2. [S5548] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee, compiler. Amherst County, Virginia Heritage, II (n/a: Walsworth Publishing Company, 2004), page 260.
  3. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Richard Turner will entry, Will Book 8, pages 178, 179.
  4. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMF8-SQF ): accessed 4 Apr 2017), William Turner, 1900, Court House District (east part), Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 7, sheet 20A, family 236, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,699.
  5. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Richard Turner will entry, Will Book 8, page 178, 179.
  6. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 18 Oct 2020), entry for William R. Turner and Permelia Hutcheson, 1837, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NZX8?i=635 .
  7. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for William R Turner to Permelia Hutcheson, 1837, accessed 19 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-N8LJ?i=762.
  8. [S5520] "United States Census, 1840," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHBM-HBQ ), entry for William R Turner, 1840, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing page 232, line 22, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington, D.C.: The National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 29,683, accessed 13 Jul 2016.
  9. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFL6-8G7 ), entry for William Turner, 1870, Virginia, United States; citing p. 2, family 11, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,132, accessed 4 Apr 2017. The worst case of misindexing in FHL census data.
  10. [S5500] "1870 US Census," William Turner, 1870, Virginia, United States; citing p. 2, family 11, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,132, accessed 4 Apr 2017 at ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFL6-8G7 ).
  11. [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:MCPF-T4S ), entry for William R Turner, 1880, Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 15, sheet 130D, family 286, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1353; FHL microfilm 1,255,353, accessed 4 Apr 2017.
  12. [S6295] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1854-1900," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 20 Oct 2020, entry for Samuel J Turner and Sallie B Blanks, 1864, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-F8JF .
  13. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR77-M6G, entry for Simeon A. Wickly and Angelina Turner, 23 Aug 1865; citing Amherst Co., Virginia, reference Mar Reg 2 p 79; FHL microfilm 30,311, accessed 13 Dec 2016).
  14. [S6295] "Amherst Co., VA Marr. Reg., 1854-1900," entry for Simeon A. Wickly and Angelina Turner, 1865, accessed 20 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-FZ16.
  15. [S2945] "VA Marriages, 1785-1940," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRD3-NHK, William R. Turner, Jr. and Fanny Burford, 23 Dec 1868; citing Amherst, Virginia, reference Mar Reg 2 p 155; FHL microfilm 30,311, accessed 13 Dec 2016).
  16. [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:QVR7-D4GS, entry for William R Turner, 10 Feb 1920; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing , Amherst, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 29 Sep 2020).
  17. [S6295] "Amherst Co., VA Marr. Reg., 1854-1900," entry for William R Turner Jr and Fanny Burford, 1868, accessed 21 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-FH1B.
  18. [S6048] "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 28 Sep 2020, entry for John Turner, 1928, Amherst County, State File No. 12830, image 144 of 548. Informant, his brother, named his father as Winton.
  19. [S6295] "Amherst Co., VA Marr. Reg., 1854-1900," entry for John L Turner and Maggie V Hatcher, 1871, accessed 21 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-FZ56.
  20. [S6048] "VA Death Recds., 1912-2014," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Miss Mary Elizebeth Turner, 1917, State File No. 28463, image 150 of 527.
  21. [S2945] "VA Marriages, 1785-1940," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVRW-S92N, Sallie F Turner, 01 Jul 1925; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing , Amherst, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 5 Aug 2016).
  22. [S6281] "VA Death Certificates, 1912-1987," FamilySearch, George P Turner, 11 Mar 1931; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing , Amherst, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 9 Nov 2020.

William Richard Turner1,2

M, #23173, b. 2 November 1868, d. 24 November 1940
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherSamuel James Turner1,3 b. 19 May 1839, d. 6 Sep 1910
MotherSallie B. Blanks1,3 b. 25 Mar 1843, d. 31 Jan 1917

Family

Matilda Cedeiberg b. c 1870
Last Edited3 Jun 2021
     William Richard Turner was born on 2 November 1868, son of Samuel James Turner and Sallie B. Blanks, in Amherst County, Virginia.2,3
     He also is reported to have been born in 1872 in Virginia1 and was also known as Richard.4

     Richard, 46, married Matilda Malm on 26 October 1915 in Amherst County, Virginia.3,5

     William Richard Turner died of Stomach Cancer on 24 November 1940 at age 72 in Lynchburg Memorial Hospital, Lynchburg, (Independent City), Virginia,3 and was buried in New Hope Cemetery, Madison Heights, Amherst County, Virginia.6

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
188011 years of ageAmherst, Amherst County, Virginia2
190027 years of age, single, and living in his father's householdElon District, Amherst County, Virginia1
1910as Richard, 42 years of age and living in his father's householdElon District, Amherst County, Virginia4
192051 years of ageElon District, Amherst County, Virginia7
Carpenter, House7
193061 years of ageElon District, Amherst County, Virginia8
Farmer8

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:MMF8-8Y2 ): accessed 29 Jul 2016), Samuel J Turner, 1900, Elon District (west part), Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing sheet 19A, family 264, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,699.
  2. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCPF-GTN ), entry for Saml J Turner household, 1880, Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 15, sheet 130D, household 283, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,255,353, accessed 3 Aug 2016.
  3. [S6048] "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 24 Feb 2021, entry for William Rich Turner, 24 Nov 1940, Lynchburg, Cert. No. 1940 024753, image 154 of 393.
  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:MPGN-16J ), entry for Saml J Turner, Elon, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 13, sheet 17A, family 293, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1621; FHL microfilm 1,375,634, accessed 29 Jan 2021.
  5. [S6361] "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6CB6-BGN5, entry for Richard Turner and Matilda Malm, 26 Oct 1915, Amherst County, accessed 25 Feb 2021).
  6. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Jan 2021, memorial page for Richard Turner (1868-1940) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Christine Phelps, maintained by Christine Phelps; citing New Hope Cemetery, Madison Heights, Amherst County, Virginia.
  7. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 25 Feb 2021, entry for Richard Turner, 1920, Elon, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll T625_1879, page 3B, family 54, image 6 of 52; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.
  8. [S5996] "1930 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.Com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 3 Jun 2021, entry for Richard Turner, 1930, Elon, Amherst, Virginia; citing page 15A, family 267, FHL microfilm 2,342,168, image 29 of 41; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

William Richard Turner1,2

M, #23774, b. 19 January 1897, d. 25 February 1917
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherCharles E. Turner1,3 b. 3 May 1867, d. 18 Apr 1927
MotherLouise K. Lindsay1,3 b. Oct 1865, d. 2 Jun 1946
Last Edited21 Jul 2021
     William Richard Turner was born on 19 January 1897, son of Charles E. Turner and Louise K. Lindsay, in Mason County, Texas.1,3

     William Richard Turner died of Gangrenous Appendicitis and general Peritonitis on 25 February 1917 at age 20 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas,3 and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Graham, Young County, Texas.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1900as Richard, 3 years of age and is living with his parents in his grandfather's householdBrady, McCulloch County, Texas1
1910as Richard and 13 years of ageJustice Precinct 2, Mason County, Texas4
Laborer on Home Farm4

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:M3P6-T18 ): accessed 7 Sep 2016), William R Turner household, 1900, Justice Precincts 1 & 6, Brady, McCulloch, Texas, United States; citing ED 107, sheet 13B, family 233, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,655.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 6 Oct 2016, memorial page for William Richard Turner (1897-1917) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Searchers of our Past, maintained by Searchers of our Past; citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Graham, Young County, Texas.
  3. [S6009] "Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Jul 2021, entry for Wm Richard Turner, 25 Feb 1917, Dallas, Dallas County, Reg. No. 339, image 262 of 608; citing original data from the Texas State Board of Health.
  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:M2Q4-877 ), entry for Charles Turner, 1910, Justice Precinct 2, Mason, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 200, sheet 3A, household 48, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,589, accessed 6 Oct 2016.

William S. Turner Jr1

M, #5606, b. 1833
RelationshipGreat-grandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherNathaniel H. Turner1,2 b. bt 1801 - 1810, d. 19 Jun 1837
MotherElizabeth P. Woodroof b. c 1810, d. b 1855
Last Edited6 Dec 2020
     William S. Turner Jr was born in 1833, son of Nathaniel H. Turner and Elizabeth P. Woodroof, in Virginia.3

     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.2

     On 20 December 1852, a Guardian's Bond was filed at Amherst County, Virginia, by Ro. A. Coghill and Ro. A Pendleton, for Ro. A. Coghill as guardian of Wm. S. Turner, orphan of Nathan H. Turner.4

     On 17 September 1855, a refunding Bond was filed by Wm. S. Turner; bondsman: Jas W. Phillips. To Chas. H. Rucker, Amherst County Sheriff and administrator of Edwin Woodroof; Rucker has paid legacy to Wm. S. Turner.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185017 years of age and living with his mother and stepfatherLouisiana, Pike County, Missouri6
186027 years of ageAmherst County, Virginia3
Farming with personal property worth $4,1503

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 13, page 31.
  2. [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.
  3. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 5 Dec 2020), W S Turner, 1860, Amherst, Virginia; citing page 234, family 36, FHL Microfilm 805,332.
  4. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 372; citing Will Book 13, page 33.
  5. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 372; citing Will Book 14, page 521.
  6. [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.

William Scott Turner1,2,3

M, #23272, b. November 1852, d. 15 March 1923
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Turner4,5 b. 19 May 1803, d. 8 May 1885
MotherJudith Chick4,5 b. 6 Oct 1813, d. 19 Mar 1890
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

Eliza Jane Ragland b. 11 May 1851, d. 11 Dec 1892
Children

Family 2

Mary Ann Oliver b. Apr 1879, d. 24 Mar 1903
Child

Family 3

Nancy T. Colman b. 12 Aug 1859, d. 6 Jun 1929
Last Edited12 Jul 2021
     William Scott Turner was born in November 1852, son of William Turner and Judith Chick, in Kentucky.6

     William, 19, married Eliza Jane Ragland, 21, on 3 October 1872 in Butler County, Kentucky.7,8

     William married Mary Ann Oliver. I cannot find a marriage for them anywhere in the United States as of 7 Feb 2021.6

     William, 50, married Nancy T. Colman, 43, daughter of William Cohron and Lucy Barnett, on 24 June 1903 in Morgantown, Butler County, Kentucky.9,4

     William Scott Turner died on 15 March 1923 at age 70 in Logan County, Kentucky,10 and was buried in Homer Cemetery, Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky. "At the time of his death the weather caused the roads to be so bad that he could not be buried at Ragland Cemetery with his parents and Eliza so he was buried in Homer by his son Dolph."10

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18608 years of ageButler County, Kentucky2
187016 years of ageButler County, Kentucky1
Farm Laborer1
188028 years of ageLondons District, Butler County, Kentucky7
Farmer7
190047 years of ageTurnertown Precinct, Butler County, Kentucky6
Farmer who owns his farm6
191058 years of age, married for the second time six years ago, and living reasonably close to his brother, Stephen B. TurnerSugar Grove Precinct, Butler County, Kentucky9
Farmer engaged in general farming9
192065 years of age and living in his son, Thornton E. Turner's, household with his wifeSugar Grove District, Butler County, Kentucky11
Laborer, Farm11

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: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.
  2. [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.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Aug 2016, memorial page for Mrs Eliza Jane Ragland Turner (1851-1892) at memorial page... Maintained by Marsha Strader; citing Ragland Cemetery #2, Butler County, Kentucky.
  4. [S5537] "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1: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).
  5. [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.
  6. [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:M9WJ-7T6 ): accessed 29 Aug 2016), William S Turner household, 1900, Magisterial District 2, Turnertown Precinct, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing ED 25, sheet 6B, family 106, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,511.
  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: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.
  8. [S6005] "Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900," index, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 8 Feb 2021, entry for William S. Turner and Eliza Ragland, 1872, Butler County.
  9. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M28J-V9D ), entry for William S Turner household, 1910, Sugar Grove, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 31, sheet 7B, household 142, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,481, accessed 29 Aug 2016.
  10. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for William Scott Turner (1852-1923) at memorial page....
  11. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH2K-QLV: accessed 7 Feb 2021), William S Turner in entry for Thorton E Turner, 1920, Butler, Kentucky, Sheet No. 7b, household 142, FHL microfilm 1,820,561.
  12. [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:QVJ5-FDQB, entry for Thornton Erastus Turner, 10 Nov 1960; citing Death, Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States, certificate , Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,973,328, accessed 7 Feb 2021).
  13. [S6017] "Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1965," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 11 Jul 2021, entry for Wm Adolphus Turner, 20 Jun 1939, Bordeaux, Davidson County, State File No. 12260, image 2041 of 3952; citing original data from the Tennessee Bureau of Vital Statistics.
  14. [S6017] "TN Death Recds., 1908-1965," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Carl Columbus Turner, 8 Mar 1886, Nashville, Davidson County, Cert. No. 25533, image 4083 of 4136.
  15. [S6447] "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KF2T-XGJ ), entry for Louis O Turner and Helen Faye Maxfield, 03 Jul 1923; citing Joppa, Massac, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 963,670, accessed 8 Feb 2021.

William Senetheus Turner1

M, #25998, b. 9 November 1826, d. 12 August 1906
FatherWilliam Walter Turner1 b. 2 Feb 1799, d. 27 Mar 1879
MotherSeignara M. Dodson1 b. 26 Jun 1804, d. 9 Nov 1826
Last Edited22 Jul 2021
     William Senetheus Turner was born on 9 November 1826, son of William Walter Turner and Seignara M. Dodson, in Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina.1 William Senetheus Turner was baptized on 23 December 1827 at Milton Presbyterian Church, Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina.1

     His middle name is spelled in a number of ways: Senethius, Sneathis, Snethis, etc., likely derived from Synethius.2

     In 1830, Dr. William Walter Turner, his second wife, Fannie, and his son, William S., moved to Tennessee.2

     On 4 October 1848, William married Harriet Betts Weatherly on this date in Davidson County, Tennessee. They had six known children according to his memorial page.2,3

     On 3 July 1859, after the death of his first wife, William married Nancy Ann Guthrie on this date in Davidson County, Tennessee. They had nine known children according to his memorial page.4

     William Senetheus Turner left a will dated on 3 August 1906 in Davidson County, Tennessee. In his will, William left all his personal property and money on hand to his wife, Nancy A. which at her death was to be equally divided between my younger set of children of the children born of Nancy A. Turner.5

     William Senetheus Turner died on 12 August 1906 at age 79 in Davidson County, Tennessee,2 and was buried in Turner Cemetery, Davidson County, Tennessee.2

     His estate was probated on 6 September 1906 in Davidson County, Tennessee.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185023 years of age. Harriet was 30 and their presumed son, Wm W. W. Turner was 1District 6, Davidson County, Tennessee6
Farmer with real estate valued at $1,0006
190073 years of age and living with Nancy, age 64, married forty years with childrfen: Henry, born Dec 1861, age 38; Annie, born Jun 1873, age 26 and Roberta, born Aug 1878, age 21 living with them. Nancy A. reports having born nine children of whom seven are livingDistrict 6, Davidson County, Tennessee7
Farmer7

Citations

  1. [S5790] "United States, Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Jul 2021, entry for William Senetheus Turner, 23 Dec 1827, Milton Presbyterian Church Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, Milton, North Carolina, image 216 of 248; citing original data from the Presbyterian Historial Society Records of Communicants, Baptisms, and Marriages, No. V M146 P537r.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 23 Jan 2021, memorial page for William S. Turner (1826-1906) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Julie Wallace, maintained by Harriet W. Berry; citing Turner Cemetery, Davidson County, Tennessee.
  3. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 24 Jan 2021, entry for Wm S Turner and Harriet W Weatherly, 1848, Davidson County Marriages 1838-1864, page 42, image 170 of 412; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  4. [S5974] "TN Marriage Recds., 1780-2002," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, entry for Wm S Turner and Nancy A Guthrie, 1859, Davidson County Marriages 1838-1864, page page 304, No. 3641, image 344 of 412.
  5. [S5964] "Tennessee, Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Jul 2021, entry for W. S. Turner, Minute Book 9, page 409, 6 Sep 1906, but page 376 on image, image 219 of 352; citing original data from the Tennessee County District and Probate Courts.
  6. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 21 Jul 2021, entry for Wm S Turner, 1850, Davidson, Tennessee; citing roll 875, page 180b, family 140|image 8 of 18; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  7. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 21 Jul 2021), W S Turner, 1900, Davidson, Tennessee; citing page 8, family 124, FHL microfilm 1,241,565.

William Spencer Turner1,2

M, #2785, b. circa 1792, d. before 20 December 1852
RelationshipGrandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherSamuel Turner1 b. b 1756, d. b 17 Aug 1829
MotherSarah Farrar Spencer b. bt 1766 - 1774

Family

Frances Jane Cheatwood b. c 1811, d. 25 Jan 1890
Children
Last Edited21 Jul 2021
     William Spencer Turner was born circa 1792, son of Samuel Turner and Sarah Farrar Spencer, in Virginia.3

     On 29 July 1829, Samuel Turner's will does not mention a wife so she may have predeceased him. It names E. A. Cabell, Jr. and P. C. Cabell, as trustees for Mary D. Turner, daughter of my son, Jno (John). The division of three tracts is shown as:
          1. James River into three tracts and Tye land into three; plat on 282,204 acres;
          2. Mansion house tract on Tye; 699 acres.
          3. Luck Mt. 264 acres. Luck Mt. was not so valuable, but has compensations. James River tract shows lines of Geo. Staples, Jas. Dillard, Mundy, Chas. S. - -.
          Children and legatees: William S., Jno. R., Saml, and Nathan Turner, Jno Dillard who married Nancy Turner, Edwd. A. Cabell as trustee of Stephen Turner, Peyton Keith as guardian of Jeff. Turner; Lot 1 or upper river tract to Nathaniel Turner; middle tract drawn by Jno Dillard; lower river to Saml. Turner; mansion house by Peyton Keith as guardian of Jefff. Turner; middle mansions tract to Jno. F. Turner; Tye River to Edwd. A. Cabell as trustee of Stephen Turner; Luck Mt. drawn by Wm. S. Turner, November 9, 1829. Henry H. Watts, Jno. Dillard, St., Lindsey Coleman. Next plat of James banks about two miles below Staples; Mill and directly at upper end of Dillard's Island; joins Geo. Staples, Jas. Dillard, Chas. Mundy. Plat -- all in Amherst County except small portion of northeast corner in Nelson; both sides Tye and Camp Creeks. Joins Edwd. A. Cabell, Peyton Keith, Terisha Turner, Jno. Dillard, Mrs. Sophia Crawford. Luck Mt; head br. of Horsley and south border of Buffaloe. Joins Jno Flood, Jno. Burks, Godfrey Toler, Wm. Dempsey, Benj. Sandidge, deceased -- about 1 1/2 miles from Buffaloe Springs. Executors were William Turner and John Turner, sons, and son-in-law John Dillard. Witnesses were Jas. Powell, Peyton Keith, and Lucy R. Spencer.4,5,6

     On 29 July 1829, in his father's will of this date, it states that William S. was to receive the Luck Mountain tract "drawn November 9, 1829." This doesn't make sense. The will was proven on 16 Nov 1829, but this still doesn't make sense.1

     William and Frances Jane Cheatwood obtained a marriage bond on 21 December 1829 in Amherst County, Virginia, with John Dillard as security and Jonas Pierce and Daniel. A. Cheatwood as witnesses.7,8 The Marriage Return was dated on 23 December 1829 by James Boyd.9

     On 12 May 1830, Samuel B. Turner conveyred to Jno. F. Turner for $1,000 a tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Amherst on James River, being the same land being alloted to him by his fathers will, laid off by commissioners the said land bounded by John Dillar(d) on the west, by James River on the south, by Charles Monday on the East and North in Amherst County, Virginia.10

     On 17 July 1837, According to the deposition of Warner Jones, M. D., Nathan H. Turner called upon William Woodroof and James W. Keith to witness his oral will two hours before his death. In his oral will he stated that his wife was to have everything; at her death, it was to go to the children. Eliza. Turner qualified as administrator. Bondsmen were Warner Jones, William S. and John F. Turner.11

     On 19 November 1843, William was security for the marriage bond of Jesse T. Wood and Mary I. Woodroof at Amherst County, Virginia.12

     William Spencer Turner left a will dated on 8 June 1851 in Amherst County, Virginia. In his will he requested that his wife, Frances Jane, administer his estate. He named his daughter, Mary E. Dillard, wife of Jno. Q. A. Dillard; my children (not otherwise named here); my daughter, Mary, who 'shall come in final distribution to hatch pot with my other children.' Jas. S. Pendleton, Jr., Ann L. Watts, Ro. A. Coghill were witnessses.13

     William Spencer Turner died before 20 December 1852 in Amherst County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.13

     His estate was probated on 20 December 1852 in Amherst County, Virginia. His wife, Frances Jane, qualified as Administrator of her husband's estate.14

     William Spencer Turner's estate was inventoried on 21 March 1853 in Amherst County, Virginia, as being worth and recorded as $15,259.25; Jas. D. Watts, Moses Phillips, Al L. Fogus.15

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830with one free white male 30 thru 39 (himself) and one free white female 15 thru 19. Slaves enumerated: two males under 10; two males 10 thru 23; three males 24 thru 35; one female under 10; two females 10 thry 23.Amherst County, Virginia16
185058 years of age and living close to his brother, Jefferson TurnerEastern District, Amherst County, Virginia3
Farmer, with real estate valued at $4,0003

Citations

  1. [S112] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 7-9 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Samuel Turner will entry, Will Book 7, page 274.
  2. [S6459] Daughters of the American Revolution, compiler. DAR Lineage Book, 163 (Washington, D. C.: NSDAR, 1921), accessed 18 Feb 2021, Miss Virginia Rosser, DAR #162821, page 248, image 250 of 340. Provides full middle name. However, this lineage is suspect because Miss Rosser mistakenly states Samuel Turner (1758-1847) received a pension in 1833 for his Revolutionary War experience. William's father, Samuel, died in 1829 as proven by his probate. Available online at Ancestry.com.
  3. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M88G-QWG ), entry for William Turner, 1850, Amherst county, part of, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing family 720, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), accessed 24 Sep 2020.
  4. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Samuel Turner will entry, Will Book 7, pages 274, 281.
  5. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 370; citing Will Book 7, page 274.
  6. [S6304] "Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 7, 1827-1830," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: (Provo, Utah), entry for Samuel Turner, 1829, page 274-276 : accessed 29 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9P7-SQFV?i=162&cat=279608 .
  7. [S412] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton. Marriages of Amherst County, Virginia 1801-1854 (Amherst: B.F.Davis, 1965), page 18 C; citing original Register, page 307.
  8. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 15 Oct 2020), entry for William S. Turner and Frances Jane Cheatwood, 1829, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-N87R?i=594 .
  9. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for William S. Turner and Frances Jane Cheetwood, 1829, accessed 16 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-N8VS?i=748 and https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-N8LB?i=751.
  10. [S6488] "Amherst County, Virginia Deed Book T, 1829-1832," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Samuel B Turner to Jno. F. Turner, 12 May 1830, page 136, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLD-1QMN-4?i=109&cat=282807, accessed |5 Mar 2021).
  11. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Nathaniel Turner will entry, Will Book 9, page 344.
  12. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for Jesse T. Wood and Mary I. Woodroof, 1843, accessed 18 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NZ8S?i=672.
  13. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 371; citing Will Book 13, page 31.
  14. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 371; citing Will Book 13, page 32.
  15. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 372; citing Will Book 13, page 82.
  16. [S5986] "1830 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 17 Nov 2020, entry for Wm S. Turner, 1830, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 194, page 500, line 10, FHL Microfilm 29,673, image 19 of 80; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  17. [S6295] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1854-1900," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 19 Oct 2020, entry for F R Roper and Ann Maria Turner, 1854, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-F85F .
  18. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 43 of 43 ), entry for Frances Turner, 1880, Temperance, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 1353, page 291C, family 363, accessed 22 Sep 2020.
  19. [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:QVRW-MR9W, entry for Lewis Emmitt Turner, 20 Feb 1925; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing , Amherst, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 22 Sep 2020).

William Suddarth Turner1

M, #327, b. 1790, d. 14 January 1871
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn Turner1,2 b. bt 1740 - 1750, d. b Apr 1832
MotherMildred Suddarth2 d. 1807
William Suddarth Turner
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

Eliza B. Smith d. b 17 Jul 1825
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth Pearl Smith b. 1790, d. a 20 Sep 1850
Children
Last Edited15 Feb 2021
     William Suddarth Turner was born in 1790, son of John Turner and Mildred Suddarth, in Virginia.3,4 William Suddarth Turner also has been reported to have been born in 1787 in Amherst County, Virginia,5 and, on 5 August 1785 in Amherst County, Virginia.6

     It's possible he is the William Turner who was commissioned on 5 Mar 1808, as an Ensign in the 15th Sumner County Regiment.7

     Could this be one of the two men named Wm. Turner in Sumner County in the reconstructed 1810 census. Each was listed in a separate company: Captain Baker's and, Captain Preston's?8

     Family history has said that William fought in the War of 1812 under Andrew Jackson and was in the Battle of New Orleans. I have found what could be the confirmation of this.

     Payroll of a company of Mounted Gunmen commanded by Capt. Thomas Scurry of the Second Regiment Tennessee Volunteers Mounted Gunman commanded by Col. Thos. Williamson in the service of the United States from the 28th day of September, 1814 to the 27th of April, 1815.

     Thomas Scurry, Capt; Joseph Scoby, 1st Lt; Isaac Elliott, 2nd Lt; Rbt. W. Lucas, 3rd Lt; John Givens, Cornet; Edward Douglass, Sgt; Robert McKnight, Sgt; John McMurry, Sgt; John W. (illegible), Sgt. Collum Barry, Sgt; John Edwards, Cpl; John P. Graham, Cpl; Edward Vinson, Cpl; Stokeley Vinson, Cpl; Fayette Sanders, Cpl; Enos Bentral, Cpl; Peter Earnst, Trumpeter; Joseph Price, B. Smith; Benjamin Tarber, Farrier; Andrew McCormick, Saddler; and the following privates: among whom was Wm. Turner.

     S.R. Anderson, an original member of this company was transferred when he became Lt. Col. of the Third Regiment by election 3rd June, 1846. Jno W. Gambling, also an original member of this company was transferred and promoted to the rank of Sgt. Maj. of the Regiment.9

     COLONEL THOMAS WILLIAMSON
          *     DESIGNATION: 2nd Regiment West Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Gunmen
          *     DATES: September 1814 - April 1815
          *     MEN MOSTLY FROM: Bedford, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson, Giles, and Smith Counties
          *     CAPTAINS: Giles Burdett, James Cook, John Crane, John Doak, John Dobbins, John Hutchings, William Martin, Anthony Metcalf, Robert Moore, James Nealy, James Pace, Thomas Porter, Thomas Scurry, Robert Steele, Richard Tate, Beverly Williams

BRIEF HISTORY:
     Along with Colonel Robert Dyer's unit, this regiment was part of General John Coffee's brigade that fought at Pensacola and New Orleans. Marching from Fayetteville to Camp Gaines (30 miles from Fort Montgomery), they helped Jackson take the port of Pensacola from the Spanish on 7 November 1814. Williamson's men then participated in all of the engagements at New Orleans, where they were part of the left line of Jackson's breastworks. In March 1815 they returned to Tennessee via the Natchez Trace.10

     William Suddarth Turner and Eliza B. Smith obtained a marriage bond on 12 January 1813 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with Benjamin Brown and James Blakemore as Security.11,12

     According to Terri Chesney, "William grew up to become strong, brave young man. "He became a favorite of Andrew Jackson who appointed the young man a major on his own staff during the War of 1812. The Turner family did not live very far from the Jackson family, or the Sowell and Hays (related to Jackson) families with whom they both intermarried and migrated. The Turners lived north of the Hermitage, near Cairo, right where the river makes a loop. Across the river from Cairo is a street that is named Turner."

     "William went through many battles under General Jackson and during one, received a very severe sword wound across his head. Jackson used to say of him, when talking about bravery, 'Brave as Bill.' He participated in the battles of Talladega, Tallahassee, Horseshoe Bend and New Orleans and was severely wounded twice. Later, he appointed Bill to the job of sheriff, the only one west of the Appalachian Mountains at the time."

     Although I believe I have confirmed his service in the War of 1812, as of 24 Sep 2019, I am unable to confirm Jackson's quotes (above), any militia promotion, or service as as sheriff although I continue to try to do so.13,6

     In 1820, William sold to John F. Schabell for $800 a lot #6 in Town of Cairo at Sumner County, Tennessee.14

     William Suddarth Turner and Elizabeth Pearl Smith obtained a marriage bond on 27 July 1825 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with Jesse Garrett as bondsman.15,16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     I hereby revoke all former wills which I have made.

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

     I have been unable to find William on a tax list for Shelby County.

     In 1838, two William Turners were listed on the Sumner County Tax List in 1838: this one had no land listed, but have two slaves worth $1,000, taxed at $.50 and one white poll, but I believe William S. Turner was not living in Sumner County at this time.18

     There was a William Turner with no property of any kind, but one white poll in the 1838 tax list, but I believe William S. Turner was not living in Sumner County at this time because he'd already moved to Shelby County.19

     Teri Chesney writes, "When his sons were teenagers, his finances took a turn for the worse. He had to sell his home and stock to pay off his debts. At the time, people were talking about going to Texas where there was a lot of free land so he decided to take his family there to help his boys get a good start. They sold everything, including the slaves, and took a steamboat down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. They stayed a month there with a nephew named Sumpter Turner ( See Sumpter Turner). Sumpter Turner had founded a store there and become very wealthy. He entertained William and his family in high style.

     While they were in New Orleans, the Turners learned that the Battle of San Jacinto had occurred and now Texas was free of Mexican rule. They then took a ship to the Texas coast, traveling up the Brazos River to the current headquarters of the state (Washington-on-the-Brazos). The settlement was very crude at the time, with only a few rough log cabins. It was very difficult to find a place to sleep, so the family, including several daughters and the mother, mounted horses and rode to what would later be named Seguin, Texas.

     Seguin also was just a few small, crude cabins. William and his family built their own cabin, near their friends the Sowells and Hays. William's sons, Calvin and Preston, soon became involved in chasing Indians."20

     In 1839, the attached Clerks Return shows that William S. Turner patented 640 acres in Gonzales County, Texas.21

     "William and his family then moved to Columbia in Brazoria County, the first capitol of the Republic of Texas, 'Where Texas began!' William became a citizen of Republic of Texas through a Letter of Citizenship on September 19, 1837. Soon after arriving in Texas from Tennessee, the Turner family received homestead grants of land in Galveston County in 1839. Wm S. Turner was granted 640 acres.6

     After 1838, A. J. Sowell writes, "The first Americans who settled in the county (Guadalupe) after the Battle of San Jacinto were . . . . William S. Turner and his sons, William, Calvin, Hardin, and John."22 Louise Patton Turner says he moved to Texas in 1840.1

     On 7 August 1840, William and Elizabeth P. Turner conveyed to Jno. E. Turner 23 and one-half acres in District #8 for $200, it being part of a tract formerly owned by William Smith, dec'd, being Lot No. 6 on the turnpike leading from Nashville to Gallatin. Registered 8 Aug 1840 at Sumner County, Tennessee.23

     On 17 November 1840, William Turner (given the land's location, I believe this is the right William Turner) conveyed to Isaac Bland 100 acres in District #8 for $550. Witnesses: William Harrison, Jonathan R. Vivan. Registered 4 Mar 1841 at Sumner County, Tennessee.24

     In 1842, William volunteered as a private to serve in the campaigns to resist the "General Rafael Vasquez Raid" and the "General Woll Invasion" of San Antonio, Texas by the Mexican Government.6

     In 1846, after settling in Seguin, William was elected coroner of Guadalupe County.6

     On 23 January 1854, this may be the William S. Turner who was the original grantee (patentee was Eliza A. Jefferson) for 640 acres in Comal County at Texas.25

     In February 1854, a report of unconditional certificates issued by Board of Lands Commissioners of Guadalupe County for the quarter ending (this date, line 18):
Cert. No. 34     William S Turner     No. of ? ?     Date of Conditional Certificate 28th August 1839     Issued Gonzales County     2d     Witnesses: Calvin S. Turner, H. G. Henderson     Date of unconditionsl Certificate Nov 21 1833.26

     William Suddarth Turner died on 14 January 1871 in Seguin,27,6 and was buried in San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.6 Terri Chesney also explained why some books have the wrong information on William Suddarth Turner. Apparently, he told family members that he was descended from Governor James Turner of North Carolina and a descendant of the Turners that were on the Mayflower. The facts do not support this, as we all know now. She thinks he said this because, to his way of thinking, he probably wanted to identify with James Turner. After all, he was a famous man. They were related in a way because Stephen Reuben's daughter Rhoda married Jacob Davis who was the Governor's nephew. There is also, of course, the chance, that the Governor's line may link to Terisha. The Mayflower comes into the picture because Governor James Turner claimed to be a descendant of the John Turner who came over on the Mayflower.

     While it is true that the original Mayflower carried a John Turner family on his first voyage, this particular John Turner had two sons and a young daughter. John and his two young sons died that first terrible winter in America. Margaret, left behind in England, came to American when grown, married, but left no children.

     However, seven years later, another ship named Mayflower arrived. Among the passengers was a Humphrey Turner and family. The oldest two boys were both named John -- and called John the elder and John the younger. One John married Mary Brewster. It is possible that the Governor was descended from one of these Turners. We know that he came from Virginia and that some of his father's kin lived in Albemarle County.

     So there may be a link, but it's not proven.20

     On 16 October 1873, Louisa B. Turner Locke wrote a letter to the historian Lyman S. Draper from Hartsville, Trousdale County, Tennessee, in which she provided detailed information about her father (James Turner), grandparents (John Turner and Millie Suddarth), aunts (Sally Caffrey, Mary Read, and Elizabeth Tinsley), uncles (Terisha Turner, William Turner), and sister (Mary A. Tinsley). She also states that Samuel S. Turner was the son of her uncle Terisha Turner. She even comments on "old Aunt Lyon" who died in Carthage, Tennessee at a very old age. I am unsure exactly who this old aunt is.2

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1817with 111 acres on Rocky Creek (the same area as his cousins: John L. and Terisha)Sumner County, Tennessee28
1818111 acres on Rock CreekSumner County, Tennessee29
1819with 111 acres on Rocky Creek (the same area as his cousins: John L. and Terisha)Sumner County, Tennessee30
1820with 111 acres on Rocky CreekSumner County, Tennessee31
1821with 1,447 acres on Rocky Creek (the same area as his cousins: John L. and Terisha)Sumner County, Tennessee32
1824with 144 acres (can't read location) and one white pollSumner County, Tennessee33

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820with one free white male between 26 and 45 (himself); and, one free white female between 26 and 45. One male slave under 14 was enumerated. Two people are engaged in agriculture and one male slave under 14Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee34
1830with two free white males between 5 and 10; one free white male between 10 and 15; one free white male between 15 and 20; one free white male between 30 and 40 (himself); two free white females under 5; and, one free white female between 30 and 40 years of age. I'm not completely sure this is he, but the age fitsShelby County, Tennessee35
185060 years of age. It appears his grandson, George W. Turner, age 5, is living with William and ElizabethGuadalupe County, Texas3,36
Farmer with real estate valued at $2003
1860as Wm. S., 76 years of age and living in his son, John Preston's, householdGuadalupe County, Texas37
1870as W. S., 81 years of age, and living in his son's householdGuadalupe County, Texas38

Citations

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  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Oct 2015, memorial page for William Suddarth Turner, says he was born 1789 in Amherst County, Virginia at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Jane Jahns Rice, maintained by Rowantree; citing San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.
  5. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 12 Oct 2000.
  6. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for William Suddarth Turner at memorial page....
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  8. [S2210] Sherrill, Charles A., compiler. The Reconstructed 1810 Census of Tennessee (Mr. Juliet, Tennessee: C. A. Sherrill, 2001), page 527; citing Sumner County Tax List 1810 from Early Tax Lists microfilom reel #5, Tennessee State Library.
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  39. [S567] Sowell. Early Settlers & Indian Fighters of SW TX, page 415.
  40. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Lucinda Smith Turner Sowell(1827-1883) at memorial page....

William Suddarth Turner1,2,3

M, #23142, b. 16 November 1857, d. 16 July 1919
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn Preston Turner1 b. 20 Apr 1832, d. 6 May 1907
MotherRachel E. Sowell1 b. b 1840, d. b 1 Jul 1880
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

Emily Francis Kincaid b. 19 Jun 1857, d. 31 Jul 1899
Children

Family 2

Ida G. Johnson b. c 1874
Children
Last Edited30 May 2021
     William Suddarth Turner was born on 16 November 1857, son of John Preston Turner and Rachel E. Sowell, in Guadalupe County, Texas.1,4

     William, 19, married Emily Francis Kincaid, 20, daughter of David Greer Kincaid and Elizabeth Allen, on 19 September 1877 in Texas.4

     William married Ida G. Johnson circa 1905. I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 29 May 2021.5

     William Suddarth Turner died on 16 July 1919 at age 61 in Melrose, Curry County, New Mexico,4 and was buried in North Cemetery, Melrose, Curry County, New Mexico.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18603 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas2
187011 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas1
1880as S, 22 years of age and living with his wife and two children in his mother- and father-in-law's householdGuadalupe County, Texas6
Farming7
190043 years of age and widowedGail, Borden County, Texas8
Farmer8
191052 years of age and married five years. Also living in his household was Luther B. Johnson, Servant, White, age 22Melrose Precinct, Curry County, New Mexico5
Deputy Sheriff5

Citations

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  2. [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:MXFL-3TG ), entry for J P Turner, 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 17, household 112, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 805,296, accessed 29 Jul 2016.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 4 Aug 2016, memorial page for John Preston Turner, Sr (1832-1907) at memorial page... Maintained by Jim and Joy; citing burial location unknosn.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for William Suddarth Turner (1857-1919) at memorial page....
  5. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 May 2021, entry for William S Turner, 1910, Melrose, Curry, New Mexico; citing roll T624_914, page 2A, family 23, FHL microfilm 1,374,927, image 3 of 32; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  6. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 10 of 69 ), entry for S Turner, 1880, in the household of Bettie and Dvid G. Kincaid, Guadalupe, Texas; citing roll 1308, page 207B, family 82, accessed 29 May 2021. He is listed as M. S..
  7. [S5336] "1880 U. S. Census," S Turner, 1880, in the household of Bettie and Dvid G. Kincaid, Guadalupe, Texas; citing roll 1308, page 207B, family 82, accessed 29 May 2021 at ( n.p.image 10 of 69 ).
  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:M32T-PRR ): accessed 8 Sep 2016), William Turner household, 1900, Justice Precinct 1-4 Gail town, Borden, Texas, United States; citing ED 2, sheet 7B, family 128, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,612.
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  10. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Crawford Allen Turner (1882-1942) at memorial page....
  11. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Elizabeth Kincaid Turner Walker (1886-1980) at memorial page....
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  14. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Rachel Serene Turner Anderson (1891-1979) at memorial page....
  15. [S6450] "Arizona, Death Records, 1887-1960," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 May 2021, entry for Ross Lang Turner, 6 Jul 1929, Phoenix, Maricopa County State File No. 175, image 2703 of 3052.
  16. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 29 May 2021, entry for Ida G Turner, 1920, Melrose, Curry, New Mexico; citing roll T625_1075, page 2A, family 26, image 3 of 19; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.

William T. Turner1

M, #923, d. 2 August 1826
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Turner1,2,3 b. 1760, d. b 20 Oct 1834
MotherSarah Lyon b. 4 Mar 1762
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Lucy Ann Thurmond b. bt 1791 - 1800
Children
Last Edited2 Jun 2021
     On 27 June 1815, William T. Turner witnessed the marriage bond of John Dillard and Nancy Farrar Turner at Amherst County, Virginia.4,5

     William and Lucy Ann Thurmond obtained a marriage bond on 25 November 1816 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Jas. and Rich. Turner as witnesses. However, according to the marriage register on FamilySearch this entry was for consent only which disagrees with my cited source which I have found error prone. I am unsure which Jas Turner allegedly witnessed this marriage bond.6

     William Turner, father of the groom, gave consent to the marriage on 25 November 1816 at Amherst County, Virginia, with James Turner and Richard Turner, uncle of the groom, as witnesses. I am unsure which James Turner was the witness to this consent.3

     On 13 June 1818, William T. Turner witnessed the marriage bond of Edward Staples and Sarah L. Turner at Amherst County, Virginia.7

     On 5 November 1825, William T. Turner witnessed the marriage bond of Samuel Mays and Mary Gregory at Amherst County, Virginia, with William T. Turner as security and Henry T. Gregory and A. B. Davies as witnesses.8

     William T. Turner died on 2 August 1826.
     His obituary stated he died at the age of 20, leaving a wife and four children (unnamed in the obituary abstract). This makes no sense because he could not have married at the age of 10!

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

     On 17 September 1826, an Administrator's Bond was filed by Wm. Turner and Wm. Day, for Wm. Turner at Amherst County, Virginia.10

     William T. Turner's estate inventory on 10 November 1826 in Amherst County, Virginia, was filed in the amount of $1,191.00 (worth $16,752.19 in 1998 dollars); November 20, 1826; Chas. Mundy, Chas. Palmore, Danl. Day.11

     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.12

     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 1837.13

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820with one free white male of 16 and under 26 (himself); one free white female under 10; one free white female of 16 and under 26 (his wife; six people are engatged in agriculture; one male slave under 14; one male slave of 14 and under 26; and one female slave of 14 and under 26 for a total of three slavesAmherst County, Virginia14

Citations

  1. [S112] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 7-9 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, William Turner will entry, Will Book 9, page 24.
  2. [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 24.
  3. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 14 Oct 2020), entry for William T. Turner and Lucy Ann Thurmon, 1816 consent only, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-NDHM .
  4. [S412] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton. Marriages of Amherst County, Virginia 1801-1854 (Amherst: B.F.Davis, 1965), page 12 D; citing original Register, page 240.
  5. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for John Dillard and Nancy Turner, 1815, accessed 14 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-ND49. The bond does not mention the minister or the return.
  6. [S412] Davis. Amherst Co VA Marr 1801-1854, page 8 T; citing original Register, page 245. I have found this source to be prone to errors.
  7. [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.
  8. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for Samuel Mays and Mary Gregory, 1825, accessed 15 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-NDQN?i=571. His surname could also be read as Mayo.
  9. [S383] Baber, Lucy H. M., Blunt, Louise A. and Collins, Marion A. L., compilers. Marriage And Deaths From Lynchburg, Virginia Newspapers 1794-1836 (1980; reprint Baltimore: Clearfield Company, 1993), page 255; issue of 10 Aug 1826, page 3, column 3.
  10. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 372; citing Will Book 6, page 690.
  11. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 372; citing Will Book 6, page 705.
  12. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 371, citing page 75 in Will Book 9.
  13. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 371, citing page 328 in Will Book 9.
  14. [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-NTW ), entry for Will T Turner household, 1820, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing page 37, line 25, NARA microfilm publication M33 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 193,690, accessed 5 Sep 2016.
  15. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 368; citing Will Book 8, page 245.
  16. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 369; citing Will Book 9, page 46.

William W. Turner1

M, #23756, b. 16 December 1859, d. 19 April 1891
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherThomas T. Turner2 b. 13 Mar 1829, d. 13 Apr 1910
MotherMartha Trotter2 b. c 1837, d. 2 Apr 1894
Last Edited7 Jul 2021
     William W. Turner was born on 16 December 1859, son of Thomas T. Turner and Martha Trotter, in Tennessee.2,1

     William W. Turner died on 19 April 1891 at age 312,3 and was buried in Johnson Turner Cemetery, Humphreys County, Tennessee.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1870as William W. and 10 years of ageDistrict 1, Humphreys County, Tennessee1
188020 years of age and living in the household of Pleasant Stribling, age 69District 3, Humphreys County, Tennessee4
Laborer4

Citations

  1. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 4 Jul 2021, entry for Thomas T Turner, 1870, Humphreys, Tennessee; citing roll M593_1539, page 5A, family 60, image 9 of 19; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 5 Sep 2016, memorial page for W W Turner (1859-1891) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by bbarnhill, maintained by bbarnhill; citing John Turner Cemetery, Humphreys County, Tennessee.
  3. [S5598] Unknown author. Humphreys County, Tennessee Cemetery Records (n.a.: n.p., 1969), page 34 in Part 2 . Says he died 19 Apr 1894.
  4. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 8 of 26 ), entry for William Turner in household of Pleasant Stribling, 1880, Humphreys, Tennessee; citing roll 1263, page 74D, family, accessed 7 Jul 2021.

William Walter Turner1,2

M, #889, b. 2 February 1799, d. 27 March 1879
FatherBailey Turner1 b. b 1775, d. b Feb 1834
MotherSusanna Easter b. b 1775, d. b 25 Oct 1823

Family 1

Seignara M. Dodson b. 26 Jun 1804, d. 9 Nov 1826
Child

Family 2

Frances Anne Claiborne Vaughn b. 17 Dec 1811, d. 1 Aug 1862
Child
Last Edited22 Jul 2021
     William Walter Turner was born on 2 February 1799, son of Bailey Turner and Susanna Easter, in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.3,2

     William and Seignara M. Dodson obtained a marriage bond on 26 June 1824 in Caswell County, North Carolina, with Elias Slade as bondsman and Thomas W. Grave as witness.4

     William and Frances Anne Claiborne Vaughn obtained a marriage bond on 21 February 1829 in Roane County, Tennessee, with William Vaughn as surety.5

     William Walter Turner, 30, married Frances Anne Claiborne Vaughn, 17, on 22 February 1829 in Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina.2

     In 1830, Dr. William Walter Turner, his second wife, Fannie, and his son, William S., moved to Tennessee.6

     On 23 October 1833, he is named Wm. Turner in his father's will of this date.1

     William and Fannie had ten children, seven of whom are listed on their respective memorial pages. I have entered only George W. and his wife.2,7

     His memorial page at Find a Grave lists the following children besides William Senetheus by his first wife: George W. Turner (1831-1882) whom I have entered; Peter R Turner (1832-1866); Clifton M Turner (1834-1834); Mary Ann Turner (1836-1847); John Turner (1838-1846); Robert B. Turner (1840-1900) and Infant Daughter Turner (1844-1844), all by his second wife.2

     Dr. William Walter Turner died on 27 March 1879 at age 80 in Tipton, Tipton County, Tennessee,2 and was buried in Townsend Cemetery, Tipton County, Tennessee.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185051 years of age. Also living in his household were his presumed children: Geo W., age 19 and a student; Peter R, age 17; Robt. B., age 10; Burton Y., age 5; Frances C., age 3; as well as another physician, H. G. Lane, age 25District 6, Davidson County, Tennessee3
Physician3

Citations

  1. [S3168] "Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927, " digital image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TV-B2XR?i=120&wc=M6QW-VNP%3A179803001%2C180194801&cc=1909088 ), Bailey Turner, 1834; citing Sumner County Wills, 1823-1842, vol. 2, images 121-122 of 384, pages 116-117, original will book page 168; accessed 6 Dec 2012. There is no index to this information as of 22 Jun 2019.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 23 Jan 2021, memorial page for Dr William Walter Turner (1799-1879) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Harriet W. Berry, maintained by J. G. in NC; citing Townsend Cemetery, Tipton County, Tennessee.
  3. [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:MCDC-62Z ), entry for William W Turner household, 1850, Davidson county, part of, Davidson, Tennessee, United States; citing no page number, family 148, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 24,566, accessed 5 Sep 2016.
  4. [S454] "North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds 1741 - 1868," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 23 Jan 2021, entry for William W Turner and Seignaara M Dodson, 1824, Caswell County Bond No. 000018735.
  5. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 23 Jan 2021, entry for William W. Turner and Frances anne Vaughn, 1829, Roane County Apr 1906-Mar 1914 Marriages, image 218 of 971; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  6. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for William S. Turner (1826-1906) at memorial page....
  7. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Frances Anne Claiborne "Fannie" Vaughn Turner (1811-18762 at memorial page....
  8. [S5790] "United States, Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Jul 2021, entry for William Senetheus Turner, 23 Dec 1827, Milton Presbyterian Church Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, Milton, North Carolina, image 216 of 248; citing original data from the Presbyterian Historial Society Records of Communicants, Baptisms, and Marriages, No. V M146 P537r.
  9. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for George W Turner (1831-1882) at memorial page....

Willie Turner1

M, #26409, b. circa 1853
RelationshipGreat-grandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherFrancis S. Turner1 b. c 1820
MotherBarbara F. Smith1 b. c 1822, d. 14 Sep 1863
Last Edited3 Apr 2021
     Willie Turner was born circa 1853, son of Francis S. Turner and Barbara F. Smith, in Virginia.1

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

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18607 years of ageDistrict 2, Buckingham County, Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 1 Apr 2021), Francis Turner, 1860, Buckingham, Virginia; citing page 933, family 213, FHL microfilm 805,337.

Willie A. Turner1

M, #24548, b. 24 January 1849, d. 28 February 1849
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherRobert Thompson Turner1 b. 4 May 1821, d. 25 Mar 1895
MotherCatherine H. Box1 b. 20 May 1830, d. 10 Feb 1865
Last Edited11 Apr 2021
     Willie A. Turner was born on 24 January 1849, son of Robert Thompson Turner and Catherine H. Box,1 and died on 28 February 1849.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial location for him as of 28 Feb 2019.1

Citations

  1. [S5594] Anonymous. History of Tennessee From Earliest Time To The Present; Together With Historical and Biographical Sketches of Montgomery, Robertson, Humphreys, Stewart, Dickson, Cheatham and Houston Counties (Nashville: The Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1886), page 1277.

Willie May Turner1

F, #23814, b. March 1894
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Suddarth Turner2 b. 16 Nov 1857, d. 16 Jul 1919
MotherEmily Francis Kincaid2 b. 19 Jun 1857, d. 31 Jul 1899

Family

Fred Samuel Thomas b. c 1887
Last Edited29 May 2021
     Willie May Turner was born in March 1894, daughter of William Suddarth Turner and Emily Francis Kincaid, in Texas.2
     Her name was also spelled as Willey May.2

     Willie May married Fred Samuel Thomas on 16 March 1914 in El Paso County, Texas.1

     At some point in time, she divorced Fred.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19006 years of ageGail, Borden County, Texas2
1910as Willie May and 15 years of ageMelrose Precinct, Curry County, New Mexico4
192025 years of ageTucson, Pima County, Arizona5
193036 years of age, single, head of household. Living with her were her two children as well as her brother, Paul E. and sister, Lettie E JohnsonPhoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona6
Waitress, Cafe6
194046 years of age, divorced and living by herselfNogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona3
Waitress, Cafe3

Citations

  1. [S5592] "Texas, Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 May 2021, entry for Fred Samuel Thomas and Willie May Turner, 16 Mar 1914, El Paso County, FHL microfilm 25,061.
  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:M32T-PRR ): accessed 8 Sep 2016), William Turner household, 1900, Justice Precinct 1-4 Gail town, Borden, Texas, United States; citing ED 2, sheet 7B, family 128, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,612.
  3. [S3341] "1940 United States Federal Census," digital images, (Ancestry.com: (n.p.), accessed 29 May 2021, entry for Willie May Thomas, 1940, Nogales, Santa Cruz, Arizona; citing roll m-t0627-00113, page 12A, family 198, image 24 of 34; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  4. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 May 2021, entry for William S Turner, 1910, Melrose, Curry, New Mexico; citing roll T624_914, page 2A, family 23, FHL microfilm 1,374,927, image 3 of 32; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  5. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 29 May 2021, entry for Fred S Thomas, 1920, Tuscon, Pima, Arizona; citing roll T625_50, page 1B, family 11, image 2 of 19; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.
  6. [S5996] "1930 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.Com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 May 2021, entry for W. May Turner, 1930, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona; citing page 8B, family 215, FHL microfilm 2,339,792, image 15 of 26; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Willie Octavia Turner1

F, #23558, b. 30 October 1896, d. 31 July 1984
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherEdward Milner Turner2,3 b. 21 Aug 1867, d. 2 Aug 1944
MotherMary Pierce Duncan2,3 b. 12 Oct 1875, d. 16 May 1953

Family

Isaac Lester Marshall b. 23 Feb 1889, d. 19 Apr 1924
Last Edited23 Jul 2021
     Willie Octavia Turner was born on 30 October 1896, daughter of Edward Milner Turner and Mary Pierce Duncan, in Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia.2,4,3
     She was also known as Dott.5

     Dott, 23, married Isaac Lester Marshall, 30, son of Henry Bouldin Marshall and Nancy Branscome Hull, on 23 December 1919. I absolutely cannot find a marriage record for them anywhere on either Ancestry of FamilySearch as of 23 Jul 2021.6,5

     Willie Octavia Marshall died on 31 July 1984 at age 87 in Charlotte Memorial Hospital, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina,3 and was buried in Turner-Duncan Cemetery, Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia.6

     On 1 August 1984, Dott Turner Marshall's obituary is quite lengthy but explains she attended Radford College in Virginia, taught school several years, and was Dietician at the Presbyterian Home for Children in Barium Springs, North Carlina. She is survived by her two daughters: Mrs. Marguerite M. Shannon of Charlotte and Mrs. Marie M. Thomasson of Huntersville, North Carolina; grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as four brothers: Howard Turner of Hillsville, Va., Baxter Turner of Chicago, Il., Carl Turner of Meadows of Dan, VA and E. M. Turner of Laurel Fork, Va., and one sister, Mrs. Mary Bondurant of Laurel Fork, Va.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1900as Willie O and 3 years of ageLaurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia2
191013 years of ageLaurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia7
1920unable find them anywhere in this census as of 23 Jul 2021
193033 years of age, widowed, and married at the age of 22. Living with her were her two daughters: Margueite, age 9 and Marie, age 7, both born in North CarolinaRitchfield, Stanly County, North Carolina8
School Teacher, Public School8
1940as Dott, 43 years of age and widowed. Living with her was her daughter Marie L., age 17, Assistant Librarian, born in North CarolinaFallstown, Iredell County, North Carolina9
Matron, Barium Springs Orphanage9

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 14 Jun 2016, memorial page for Edward Milner Turner (1867-1944) 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-M79 ): accessed 29 Aug 2016), Edward M Turner household, 1900, Laurel Fork, Carroll, Virginia, United States; citing ED 3, sheet 3A, family 44, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,704.
  3. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 23 Jul 2021, entry for Mrs. Dott Turner Marshall, The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, north Carolina), 1 Aug 1984, page 21, image 21 of 241.
  4. [S515] "U. S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014," index, Ancestry. com Operations Inc. (Provo Utah), 23 Jul 2021; citing original data from the U. S. Social Security Administration.
  5. [S5572] Turner, Stephen Kent, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner at (e-mail address), dated 9 Jan 2017, containing a sheet of birth/death/marriage information taken from the Edward M. Turner Sr Family Bible, presumably by Nellie Bausell.
  6. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Willie Octavia "Dott" Turner Marshall (1896-1984) at memorial page....
  7. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPPX-VRJ ), entry for Edward M Turner, Laurel Fork, Carroll, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 5, sheet 22B, family 422, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1624; FHL microfilm 1,375,637, accessed 4 Feb 2021.
  8. [S5996] "1930 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.Com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 23 Jul 2021, entry for Dot R Marshall, 1930, Harris, Stanly, North Carolina; citing page 2B, family 35, FHL microfilm 2,341,455, image 4 of 5; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  9. [S3341] "1940 United States Federal Census," digital images, (Ancestry.com: (n.p.), accessed 23 Jul 2021, entry for Dott Marshall, 1940, Fallstown, Iredell, North Carolina; citing roll m-t0627-02930, page 5A, household 2, image 10 of 11; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Willie T. Turner1

M, #22570, b. circa 1841
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam B. Turner1 b. c 1814
MotherLouisa A. R. Gibson1 b. c 1820
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box) (#1)
Descendant Chart (Box) (#2)
Last Edited13 Jul 2021
     Willie T. Turner was born circa 1841, son of William B. Turner and Louisa A. R. Gibson, in Nelson County, Virginia.1

     I cannnot find anything more about him as of 13 Jul 2021.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186019 years of ageLovingston PO, Nelson County, Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 15 Dec 2020), William B Turner, 1860, Nelson, Virginia; citing page 742, family 390, FHL Microfilm 805,365.

Wilson D. Turner1

M, #11376, b. 1 January 1808
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1 b. b 1775, d. b 1838
MotherMary Dalton1 d. a 16 Apr 1816
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Martha Hickerson b. c 1804
Children
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     Wilson D. Turner was born on 1 January 1808, son of Terisha Turner and Mary Dalton, in Tennessee.1,2

     Wilson and Martha Hickerson obtained a marriage bond on 18 October 1831 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with Sanford Fitts as bondsman.3,4

     Wilson D. Turner, 23, married Martha Hickerson on 18 October 1831 in Sumner County, Tennessee.3,4

     On 4 April 1843, he witnessed a land procession by John Wallace, Surveyor, of 175.75 acres on the west side of Second Grove at the request Samuel W. Harper at Sumner County, Tennessee.5

     On 25 December 1845, Wilson was bondsman for Cyrus T. Turner and Sarah Harper at Sumner County, Tennessee.6

     I suspect that the W. G. Turner, age 52, living with Marthy, age 54 and Francis A. Turner, age 19, in the household of John D. Haris, 41, and his apparent wife, M. E. Haris, age 28, with their two children Robert Haris, 7, and M. A. Haris, 4, in the 14th District, Sumner County, Tennessee, is this man. If so, he was a Farmer with real estate valued at $1,500 and personal property worth $3,990.7

     I suspect the W. T. Turner, 62, living with Martha, age 67, in Civil District No. 14, Sumner County, Tennessee at Richland Station PO is this particular man. He was a farmer with real estate valued at $1,500 and personal property worth $800.8

     On 15 December 1873, Wilson D. Turner, of Enon College, Trousdale County, Tennessee, wrote a letter to historian Lyman S. Draper in which he references his brother Samuel confirming Wilson to be another son of Terisha and Mary Dalton Turner. He mentions his great-grandmother Patience Sumpter who married a Suddarth and died in Albemarle County, Virginia.9

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185042 years of ageDistrict 14, Sumner County, Tennessee2
Farmer with real estate valued at $8002
1880as Wilson W. and 72 years of age. Also living within his household was his 28 year-old grandson, John W. Harris and they are living almost adjacent to his daughter, Sarah Louisa Harris and her familyWillow Grove, Trousdale County, Tennessee10
Farmer10

Citations

  1. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  2. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 14 Township, dwelling 791, family 790, Wilson D Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M432, Roll 897, page 184A. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  3. [S2180] "Sumner County Marriage Records, Selected Marrages from 1791-1925", contributed by Sherry Wilson, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~we3sumneritesjblcsf/marrndx.htm , uploaded 1998-2005, accessed 31 Jul 2016, site verified as active 10 Jun 2019, accessed 24 Sep 2009.
  4. [S2585] "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH3-GCNZ, entry for Wilson Turner and Martha Hickerson, 18 Oct 1831; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 969,846; this has the image of the original bond, accessed 8 Jul 2016).
  5. [S5989] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 17-20: April 1840-July 1851 (n.p.: MD, 2008), page 38; citing Deed Book 18, page 499.
  6. [S2180] "Sumner Co., TN Marr, Recds,, 1791-1925," online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~we3sumneritesjblcsf/marrndx.htm , Hannah-Harris selection, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~we3sumneritesjblcsf/mrg_hannah-harris.htm.
  7. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8TR-ZW6 ), entry for W G Turner in entry for John D Haris household, 1860, 14th District, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing page 78, household 539, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,275, accessed 8 Sep 2016.
  8. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD84-123 ), entry for W T Turner household, 1870, Tennessee, United States; citing page 13, family 85, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,065, accessed 8 Sep 2016.
  9. [S1106] The Thomas Sumter Papers of the Draper Manuscript Collection; 973D, Series VV, 1-21. (Utica, Kentucky: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1986), accessed 30 Jan 2021, vol. 8, pages 365-366.
  10. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDWN-7J5 ), entry for Wilson W Turner household, 1880, Willow Grove, Trousdale, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 225, sheet 40C, household 14, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,255,283, accessed 8 Jul 2016.

Winbray C. Turner1

M, #26455, b. 3 May 1890, d. 21 October 1968
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherMarion Hezekah N. Turner1 b. 24 Dec 1847, d. 21 Dec 1913
MotherSallie Tempie Massey1 b. 29 Oct 1867, d. 20 Mar 1944

Family

Hazel Chilton b. 2 Sep 1899, d. 28 Jul 1976
Last Edited24 Jul 2021
     Winbray C. Turner was born on 3 May 1890, son of Marion Hezekah N. Turner and Sallie Tempie Massey, in Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee.1,2,3
     He also is reported to have been born on 3 May 1888.4

     Winbray married Hazel Chilton. I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 24 Jul 2021.5,4

     Winbray registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 at Indianapolis, Marion County, indiana. He was 27 years of age, married with one child and was a Street Car Motorman. He is described as tall, slender built with grey eyes and light brown hair.

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

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

     Winbray registered for the draft on 27 April 1942 at Newcastle, Henry County, Kentucky. He was 51 years of age and living at Turners Station, Henry County, Kentucky where he was self-employed. He is described as 6' in height, 190 pounds, with gray eyes, blonde hair and a light complexion.

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

     On 23 May 1966, Parnell Kelly Turner's death notice reads:
     "Parnell K. Turner, age 70, passed away Wednesday evening, May 18, 1966 in Bedford, Kentucky. Survived by brothers, Winburn Turner, Frenchlick, Indiana, W. J. Turner, Indianapolis, Indiana, Bismark Turner, Newport, Washington, Gladstone Turner, Bumblebee, Arizona, Gobel (Grover) Turner, Bedford, Kentucky. Sisters, Mrs. Josie Wilhoyt, Hobb(s), New Mexicio and Miss Amelia Turner, Myers, Arizona. Several nieces and nephews . ."6

     Winbray C. Turner died on 21 October 1968 at age 78 in Jefferson County, Kentucky,7,8 and was buried in Ames Chapel Cemetery, Paoli, Orange County, Indiana.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
190010 years of ageDistrict 11, Wilson County, Tennessee1
Farm Labor1
192027 years of age and married. Children: walter, 2 3/12 years; and J. B., 4/12 yearLouisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky9
Motorman, City Rail Road9
193039 years of age and married at the age of 26. Children: Parnell, age 13; J. B., age 11; and Eugene, age 7District 3, Henry County, Kentucky10
Farmer10

Citations

  1. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 16 Apr 2021), Marion H Turner, 1900, Wilson, Tennessee; citing page 4, family 72, FHL microfilm 1,241,606.
  2. [S6013] "U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Apr 2021, entry for Winbrey C Turner, 5 Jun 1917, Indianapolis, Indiana, Stamped 2361|image 232 of 241.
  3. [S6129] "U. S., World War II Draft Registrationi Cards, 1942," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Apr 2021, entry for Winbary C Turner, 27 Apr 1942, Serial No. U 501, Order No. (blank), image 1554-1555 of 1997.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 23 Jul 2021, memorial page for Winbray Turner (1888-1968) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Lin, maintained by Lin; citing Ames Chapel Cemetery, Paoli, Orange County, Indiana.
  5. [S3744] "Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1945," digital image, (Ancestry.com: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 16 Apr 2021, entry for Wintbray C turner and Hazel Chilton on the death certificate of their son Eugene Turner, Jefferson County, State File No. 27400, image 405 of 1514; citing original data from the Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death.
  6. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Apr 2021, entry for Parnell K. Turner, The Tennessee (Nashville, Tennessee), 23 May 1966, page 27, image 27 of 34.
  7. [S515] "U. S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014," index, Ancestry. com Operations Inc. (Provo Utah), 16 Apr 2021; citing original data from the U. S. Social Security Administration. Says his last residence was French Lick, Orange County, Indiana.
  8. [S6517] "Kentucky, Death Index, 1911-2000," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Apr 2021, entry for Winbray C Turner, 21, Oct 1968, Jefferson County, vol, 50, Cert. 24731.
  9. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 23 Jul 2021, entry for Wimbray C Turner, 1920, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky; citing roll T625_581, page 10B, family 263, image 20 of 28; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.
  10. [S5996] "1930 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.Com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 23 Jul 2021, entry for W C Turner, 1930, Henry, Kentucky; citing page 4B, family 109, FHL microfilm 2,340,485, image 8 of 18; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Winnie Mae Turner1

F, #23776, b. July 1893, d. 8 June 1972
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherEdward Ralph Turner2 b. 19 Aug 1863, d. 27 Mar 1944
MotherAgnes Augusta Caruthers2 b. 16 Mar 1871, d. 11 Nov 1957

Family

Cheston Harry Good b. 21 Feb 1894, d. 17 Jul 1979
Last Edited23 Jul 2021
     Winnie Mae Turner was born in July 1893, daughter of Edward Ralph Turner and Agnes Augusta Caruthers, in Texas.2

     Winnie married Cheston Harry Good. I cannot find a marriage record for this couple anywhere on FamilySearch or Ancestry as of 23 Jul 2021.1

     Winnie Mae Good died on 8 June 1972 at age 78 in El Paso County,1 and was buried in Restlawn Memorial Park, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1900as Minnie and 6 years of ageBrady, McCulloch County, Texas2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 7 Sep 2016, memorial page for Winnie Mae Good (1893-1971) at memorial page... Maintained by El Paso, Texas Natives, originally created by Rita Osborne; citing Restlawn Memorial Park, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.
  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:M3P6-TBY ): accessed 7 Sep 2016), Ed R Turner household, 1900, Justice Precincts 1 & 6, Brady, McCulloch, Texas, United States; citing ED 107, sheet 13B, family 231, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,655.

Wylie Erasmus Turner1,2

M, #24970, b. 27 February 1876, d. 3 February 1955
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherAndrew Jackson Turner3,2 b. 22 Oct 1843, d. 28 Oct 1923
MotherEudora Clementine McCauley3,2 b. 14 Jul 1853, d. 19 Apr 1934

Family

Cora Moore b. Feb 1886
Last Edited23 Jul 2021
     Wylie Erasmus Turner was born on 27 February 1876, son of Andrew Jackson Turner and Eudora Clementine McCauley, in Humphreys County, Tennessee.4,1
     He was also known as Willie E.3

     Wylie, 30, married Cora Moore, 20, on 20 June 1906 in Butler County, Arkansas.5

     He moved to Arkansas where he was actively engaged in the medical profession.1

     Wylie registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 at Mississippi County, Arkansas. He was 42 years of age, married and a physician. He is described as of medium height, stout build with brown eyes and black hair.

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

     With no end in sight for the end of World War I, a third and final registration law was instituted which now included all men between the ages of 18 and 45 which added younger men that the previous registrations laws and an older group of men born between 1873 and 1900, meaning he had to register.4

     On 2 November 1923, Andrew J. Turner's obituary lists his survivors as: "his wife, Dora and the following children: Dr. W. G. Turner of Arkansas City, Ark; W. F. Turner, A. E. Turner, Ira D. Turner, Mrs. Wilson Parker and Mrs. Ruby Vaden, all of Waverly, Tenn; Mrs. J. R. Sheldon of Pampico, Ill., and Mrs. W. A. Doty of Birmingham, Ala; also one sister, Mrs. Martha Johnson of Big Richland, who is 91 years old.

     He was a lifelong member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, having served for over 40 years as elder. He spent some time in the Confederate army, serving most of the war."6

     Prior to his death he had been a physician.2

     Wylie Erasmus Turner died on 3 February 1955 at age 78 in Piggott, Clay County, Arkansas,2 and was buried in Piggott Cemetery, Piggott, Clay County, Arkansas.

     Find a Grave does not have a memorial page for him as of 23 Jul 2021.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18804 years of age (he was a twin)Humphreys County, Tennessee3
190024 years of age, single and living in his father's householdDistrict 15, Humphreys County, Tennessee7
Public School Teacher7
191034 years of ageTroy Township, Mississippi County, Arkansas8
Physician8

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S6400] "Arkansas, Death Certificates, 1914-1969," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 30 Jan 2021, entry for Wylie Erasmus Turner S r, 1955, Piggott, Clay County, Cert. No. 1092, image 1096 of 3614.
  3. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD7J-X9B ), entry for Andrew J Turner, 1880, District 15, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 95, sheet 55B, family 157, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1263; FHL microfilm 1,255,263, accessed 15 Apr 2017.
  4. [S6013] "U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 30 Jan 2021, entry for Wiley E Turner, 1918, Mississippi County, Arkansas, Serial No. 5819, Order No. A2566, image 470 of 485.
  5. [S6204] "Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 30 Jan 2021, entry for W E Turner and Cora Moore, 1908, Butler County, FHL microfilm 1,302,551.
  6. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 17 Jul 2021, entry for Andrew J. Turner, The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee), 2 Nov 1923, page 24, image 24 of 24.
  7. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 30 Jan 2021), Andrew J Turner, 1900, Humphreys, Tennessee; citing page 2, family 43, FHL microfilm 1,241,579.
  8. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 2 Feb 2021, entry for W E Turner, 1910, Troy, Mississippi, Arkansas; citing roll T624_58, page 23B, family 8, FHL microfilm 1,374,071, image 20 of 23; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.