Dora Anna Shuford1

F, #424, b. 17 September 1850, d. 22 March 1916
FatherDr. Quincy Adams Shuford2 b. 4 Apr 1826, d. 26 Jun 1904
MotherJulia Ann Petty1 b. 1830, d. 24 Dec 1893
Dora Ann Shuford
(picture courtesy of Joy Turner Luke)
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

James B. Long b. c 1843, d. b 10 Feb 1874

Family 2

Rev. Stephen Williamson Turner b. 21 Mar 1842, d. 16 May 1916
Children
Last Edited19 May 2020
     Dora Anna Shuford was born on 17 September 1850, daughter of Dr. Quincy Adams Shuford and Julia Ann Petty, in Catawba County, North Carolina. On the photograph of Dora, it is noted that she had red hair.3,4,1

     Dora Anna, 17, married James B. Long on 7 April 1868 at St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. "James B. Long, the eldest son, when a mere boy, enlisted in Douglas' Texas Battery, and served gallantly through the civil war. He married the pretty and accomplished Miss Dora Shuford, one of the attractive daughters of Dr. Quincy A. Shuford. James moved to Louisiana soon after his marriage where he died in early manhood. He was a noble fellow-intelligent, genial, and companionable. They had two children, (one died in infancy). Shuford Long lives a few miles in the country, a young farmer of promise. He married Miss Lola Story, a prominent and successful farmer of Smith county. They have three children - Turner, Quincy and Lena, who live with their parents on the farm."

     She had a son by him, James Shuford Long, born January 11, 1869 who died in Tyler, Texas on 18 Jul 1954. Although this son was raised by Stephen W. Turner, it is not believed that he was ever officially adopted by him because his name never changed.1

     Dora Anna Long and Rev. Stephen Williamson Turner obtained a marriage license on 10 February 1874 at Tyler, Smith County, Texas5Dora, 31, married Rev. Stephen Williamson Turner, 23, son of Charles Granderson Turner and Sarah Williamson Rainey, on 10 February 1874 at Tyler, Smith County, Texas.3,4

     Dora Anna Turner died of paralysis on 22 March 1916 at age 65 in Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas,6,7 and was buried in Masonic Cemetery, Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas. The inscription reads (her side):
     "TURNER
     MOTHER
     DORA A.
     TURNER
     Sept. 17, 1850
     Mar. 22, 1916"

          "Mrs. Dora A. Turner, wife of Rev. S. W. Turner, was the eldest daughter of Dr. Q. A. and Mrs. Julia Shuford. She was born in Catawba County, N.C., September 17, 1850. She came to Smith County, Texas, with her parents in 1857. Here she grew to young womanhood, and in 1868 was married to Mr. James Long, and to this union one son was born who survives her. Her husband died while this son was a child, and in 1884 she was married to Rev. S. W. Turner, whose heart we fain would comfort in this hour of bereavement. "

     "There were born to Brother and Sister Turner eight children, six boys and two girls. One son, Rev. Neal W. Turner, died in August 1914. All the rest of the children survive her. After many months of serious affliction and much suffering Sister Turner passed to her reward at 9:30 on the morning of March 22, 1916. The writer conducted the funeral services at Gatesville, Texas, Thursday, March 23, from the Methodist Church, assisted the pastor, Brother C. L. Cartwright and the presiding elder, Brother S. J. Rucker."

     "Sister Turner was a Christian from childhood, and hence knew no other life. She filled the sphere of life as the wife of an itinerant Methodist preacher. She was in thorough harmony with her husband and in fullest sympathy with his duties as a pastor, as a presiding elder, as a teacher and editor. In whatever character of work he was engaged or that the church called him to do, she was not only in sympathy and harmony, but by her superior intellect and tact, she was an inspiration to him and in her council he found help. Her home life was most beautiful. The touch of her hand was sufficient to rectify any disorder and the sound of her gentle voice would quiet any disturbed condition. She was most gracious in her home relations."

     "As a mother she occupied a very superior realm. This is manifest from the character of children she has sent out into the world to bless it and make it richer, because of this contribution she has made to it. From these parents have gone out sons and daughters that tell in life and character the story of a well regulated home."

     "Her devotion to her church was marked. She was devoted to the church she loved and in which she had held a membership practically all her life. She labored and toiled with true devotion for the up building and enlargement of Zion. In her personal life she possess all the graces that go to make up the ideal Christian character. Her life was a benediction to those who knew her and those loved her most who knew her best."

     "Sister Turner had a stroke of paralysis several years ago, which impaired her activities and she suffered much inconvenience and much more pain from this affliction; a little over a year ago she was stricken again and this last was more severe than the first, and grew worse until it deprived her of her speech and finally resulted in her death as above recorded. The end came peacefully as if some angel messenger had been sent to keep vigil beside her bed and stay the cruel hand that would send a dart of pain into her body, but would lead her into the very presence of her Christ who conquered death, and teach her to lean her head upon His breast and breathe her life out sweetly there. Thus she lived and thus she died, and thus she entered into rest. "

     "We will meet her beyond the river where the shadows never fall."
     /s/ T. S. Armstrong Georgetown, Texas"8

The following obituary ran in the Dallas Morning News:
     "Gatesville, Texas, March 22 - Following an attack of paralysis last Sunday morning, Mrs. S. W. Turner, wife of the Rev. S. W. Turner, superannuate Methodist preacher, of the Central Texas conference, died here this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ben McClinton Jr. Surviving her are her husband, six sons, Shuford J. Long of Tyler, W. F. Turner of Wichita Falls, H. A. Turner of Austin and Marvin, Percy and Grady Turner of Dallas, and two daughters, Mrs. John Garner of Cisco and Mrs. Ben McClinton Jr. of Gatesville.

     Mrs. Turner was married to the Rev. S. W. Turner forty-two years ago and at her death was 65 years old.

     Burial services will be held at the Methodist Church here tomorrow morning."1,6

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1860as Dora and 10 years of ageMt. Carmel PO, Smith County, Texas2
187020 years of age and is living with her husband and son in the home of her fatherBayou Chicot PO, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana9
187019 years of agePickensville PO, Pickens County, Alabama10
1880as Dora E. and 28 years of age. Her son from her first marriage is living with herHenderson, Rusk County, Texas11
190049 years of age and reports having borne ten children of whom nine are livingQuanah, Hardeman County, Texas4
191059 years of age and having borne ten children of whom nine are livingMidlothian, Ellis County, Texas12

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Feb 2012, memorial page for Dora Anna Shuford Turner (1850-1916) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Julie Schwyhart, maintained by Wayne Foster; citing Masonic Cemetery, Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  2. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Smith County, Texas, population schedule, Mt. Carmel Beat Township, dwelling 491, family 493, Q. A. Shuford household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  3. [S579] Turner, Stephen Williamson and Turner, Dora A., The Pictorial Bible of Stephen Williamson Turner (n.a.: n.a., n.d.); present owner unknown, location unknown.
  4. [S70] "1900 United States Federal Census," Hardeman County, Texas, population schedule, Enumeration District (ED) 32, Sheet 16, dwelling 339, family 339, Stephen W. Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  5. [S5780] "Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014," index, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com: accessed 4 Sep 2009, entry for Stephen W. Turner and Dora A. Long, 1874, Smith County, Texas; citing original data from the Texas Department of State Health Services .
  6. [S2114] "Mrs. S. W. Turner Dies," Dallas Morning News, Column 4, 23 Mar 1916, page 14, accessed 7 Aug 2009.
  7. [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:JDLC-RNG : accessed 3 Sep 2009), Mrs. S. W. Turner, 22 Mar 1916; citing Gatesville, Coryell, Texas, reference cn 6197, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,051,623.
  8. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner, dated 7 Aug 2007 with attached ahnentafel of S. W. Turner citing the Texas Advocate, March 1916.
  9. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Ward Five Township, Sheet 137 with a 29 written above, dwelling 210, family 210, R. A. Shuford household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  10. [S672] "1870 U. S. Census," Pickens County, Alabama, pop. sch., Pickensville Precinct Township, dwell. 212, fam. 212, J B Long household, Roll 36, Page 146A.
  11. [S677] "1880 United States Federal Census," Rusk County, Texas, population schedule, Henderson Township, Enumeration District (ED) 72, Sheet 12, dwelling 104, family 112, S. W. Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  12. [S71] "1910 United States Federal Census," Ellis County, Texas, population schedule, Justice Precinct No 6 Township, Enumeration District (ED) 143, dwelling 62, family 62, Stephen W Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  13. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Willie F. Turner, 12 Mar 1920; citing Texas, United States, reference 9715, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,073,750, accessed 19 Dec 2012.
  14. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Holland Alexander Turner, 20 Jan 1960; citing New Braunfels, Comal, Texas, reference Item 1 cn7801, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,116,164, accessed 11 Mar 2010.
  15. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Julia Rainey Garner, 10 Sep 1967; citing Dallas, Dallas, Texas, reference cn 57184, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,138,739, accessed 12 Apr 2009. Index may link to the wrong death certificate, go to image 2369 of 3524 to see it.
  16. [S3458] "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NS71-J89 : accessed 15 Jan 2014), Marvin T. Turner, 1946; citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, cn 9367, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 2,137,370.

James B. Long1

M, #425, b. circa 1843, d. before 10 February 1874

Family

Dora Anna Shuford b. 17 Sep 1850, d. 22 Mar 1916
Last Edited19 Mar 2019
     James B. Long was born circa 1843 in Tennessee. He was the eldest son of Capt. Richard B. Long (1817-1900) who was Sheriff in 1854, later District Clerk and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.2,3,4

     He performed his Military Service by enlisting in Douglas' Texas Battery, Army of Tennessee, Confederate States of America serving through the Civil War.5,3

     James married Dora Anna Shuford, 17, daughter of Dr. Quincy Adams Shuford and Julia Ann Petty, on 7 April 1868 at St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. "James B. Long, the eldest son, when a mere boy, enlisted in Douglas' Texas Battery, and served gallantly through the civil war. He married the pretty and accomplished Miss Dora Shuford, one of the attractive daughters of Dr. Quincy A. Shuford. James moved to Louisiana soon after his marriage where he died in early manhood. He was a noble fellow-intelligent, genial, and companionable. They had two children, (one died in infancy). Shuford Long lives a few miles in the country, a young farmer of promise. He married Miss Lola Story, a prominent and successful farmer of Smith county. They have three children - Turner, Quincy and Lena, who live with their parents on the farm."

     She had a son by him, James Shuford Long, born January 11, 1869 who died in Tyler, Texas on 18 Jul 1954. Although this son was raised by Stephen W. Turner, it is not believed that he was ever officially adopted by him because his name never changed.6

     James B. Long died before 10 February 1874 on which date his wife remarried.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 19 Mar 2019.7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
187027 years of age and is living with his wife, Dora, and son in the household of her father-in-law, Quincy A. ShufordBayou Chicot PO, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana2
Farmer with personal property worth $100 (worth $1,788.96 in 2012 dollars)2

Citations

  1. [S518] Johnson, Sidney Smith. Some Biographies of Old Settlers, I (1900; reprint Tyler: Tyler Historical Society, 1965), page 245.
  2. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Ward Five Township, Sheet 137 with a 29 written above, dwelling 210, family 210, R. A. Shuford household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  3. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner, dated 7 Aug 2007 containing an ahnentafel of Stephen W. Turner; citing Johnson, Sid S. Some Biographies of Old Settlers, Historical, Personal and Reminiscent vol 1, Sid S. Johnson (Tyler Texas: SSJ, 1900), chapter XXIV, pages 166-171.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 19 Mar 2019, memorial page for Richard Brown Long (1817-1900) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by cjgriffith, maintained by Find A Grave, originally created by Bev; citing Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, Texas. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  5. [S518] Johnson, Some Biogs. of Old Settlers, I, page 235.
  6. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Dora Anna Shuford Turner (1850-1916) at memorial page....
  7. [S579] Turner, Stephen Williamson and Turner, Dora A., The Pictorial Bible of Stephen Williamson Turner (n.a.: n.a., n.d.); present owner unknown, location unknown.