John Preston Turner1,2

M, #5566, b. 20 April 1832, d. 6 May 1907
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Suddarth Turner3,4 b. 1790, d. 14 Jan 1871
MotherElizabeth Pearl Smith b. 1790, d. a 20 Sep 1850
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Rachel E. Sowell b. b 1840, d. b 1 Jul 1880
Children
Last Edited18 May 2020
     John Preston Turner was born on 20 April 1832, son of William Suddarth Turner and Elizabeth Pearl Smith, in Tennessee.5,6

     John Preston Turner, 20, married Rachel E. Sowell on 14 September 1852 in Hays County, Texas.7

     John Preston Turner died on 6 May 1907 at age 75 in Guadalupe County, Texas.

     John Preston Turner’s nephew Pleamon Smith Sowell, attorney, newspaper writer and Texas State Legislator wrote this obituary for the Seguin Enterprise newspaper to honor his uncle.

     "John Preston Turner was born in Nashville, Tennessee April 20, 1832. During the long years of his residence in Texas, he faithfully helped build this great state. Reared in the wilds, he never had the advantages of education, but his long life close to nature and God gave a polish to his personality that appealed to all who knew him well. His father, Major William S. Turner was a native of Sumner County, Tennessee. He won distinction as a soldier under General Andrew Jackson in the Indian Wars and the War of 1812, rising to a Major on Jackson’s staff in the Tennessee Militia.

     His mother, prior to her marriage with Major Turner, was Elizabeth Pearl Smith, whose family was one of great respectability in Jackson, Tennessee, where she was reared. In 1836, Major Turner having suffered financial losses, which deprived him of land, moved to the young Republic of Texas, reaching Columbia on the Brazos, where John Preston first set foot late in the spring of 1836. Here the older sons of Major Turner, Isaac Hardin, William R., and Calvin Smith soon ranked among the best marksmen and the most expert horsemen of the country and were often in service as scouts and rangers, serving under Texas Rangers Hays, McCulloch, Gillespie and Callahan.

     John being of tender age and the youngest of the family was not engaged in distant campaigns against the Indians, but a born woodsman, a gifted hunter and a good horseman. At the age of 15, John was valuable to the home settlements, furnishing supplies of venison and buffalo meat and giving timely warning to the approach of hostile Indians. He told us many long and interesting stories of his adventures in the wilderness; alluding to being in camp with Ad Gillespie, Kit Acklin, Curtis Caldwell, Arch Gibson and other well-known Indian fighters of that day.

     When I was a boy, Uncle John was one of the well-known stockmen of the country, owning a ranch and cattle on the range from the forks of the river to the mountains. He kept an open house for the cattlemen of his range and the wayfaring man could always find food and shelter under his roof without a price. During the Civil War his infirm health exempted him from military service, but his devoted attention to and care of families of his neighbors who were absent in the Confederate service is testified by many.

     September 15, 1852, he married Rachel Sowell, the only daughter of Sarah Grogan Sowell and William A. Sowell, who lost his life at Gonzales in the early days. They lived together in great harmony and happiness and prospered. Together, they had six children: James Calvin, Sarah Elizabeth, William Suddarth, Samuel Cecil, Araminta Adaline and John Preston Jr. His devotion to his wife was a beautiful sentiment that characterized him and when she passed away, the mainspring of his existence was broken.

     The death of his wife, around 1875, was a blow from which he never fully recovered. He sold his cattle and ranch and removed to the south side of the Guadalupe where he lived in comparative seclusion for the last 30 years of his life. I visited him often in his loneliness and knew that he had fallen into a gentle melancholy. We have never known a kinder or gentler spirit that dwelt in his bosom, always ready to aid and comfort those in want. Yet his heart was ever open to overtures of peace and quick to forgive and forget."
By Pleamon Smith Sowell, Research and transcription by Russell Sowell, Rilla Hartsoe, Allen Rountree.6

     His burial location is unknown at this time.6

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185017 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas8
1860as J. P. and 25 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas9
Farmer with real estate valued at $300 and personal property worth $1,7309
187035 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas10
Farmer with real estate valed at $350 and personal property worth $50010
188052 years of age and widowedGuadalupe County, Texas11
Farmer11
190068 years of age, married for 48 years, and widowedJustice Precinct 1, Guadalupe 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:JNFS-9SZ : accessed 2 Feb 2012), James C. Turner, 20 Oct 1921; citing Seguin, Guadalupe, Texas, reference cn 27957, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,074,363 Index may link to the wrong death certificate, go to image 1842 of 3358 to see it.
  2. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, John Preston Turner, 26 Jun 1924; citing Seguin, Guadalupe, Texas, reference 19898, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,113,624, accessed 2 Feb 2012. Index may link to the wrong death certificate, go to image 2301 of 3571 to see it.
  3. [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.
  4. [S567] Sowell, A. J.. Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas (1900; reprint Austin: State House Press, 1986), page 415.
  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:M3GN-6QZ ): accessed 27 Jul 2016), John P Turner, Justice Precinct 1 (all outside Seguin town & south of Guadalupe River), Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing sheet 15A, family 244, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,641.
  6. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for John Preston Turner, Sr (1832-1907) at memorial page....
  7. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK85-NM2T, entry for John P. Turner and Rachel Sowell, 14 Sep 1852, Marriage; citing Hays, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 956,633, accessed 4 Aug 2016).
  8. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Guadalupe County, Texas, population schedule, dwelling 44, family 44, William S. Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  9. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1: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).
  10. [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:MXLT-X78 ), entry for John Turner, 1870, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing p. 4, family 27, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,088, accessed 27 Jul 2016).
  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:unknown cd3 ), entry for Jno P Turner, 1880, Guadalupe Valley, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 75, sheet 322C, household 559, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1308; FHL microfilm 1,255,308, accessed 27 Nov 2016).
  12. [S2170] FamilyTreeDNA, "FTDNA Kit 21187 for John W. Turner" (e-mail address). , This kit was submitted by Terri Chesney for her line back to Terisha.
  13. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Bettie Turner Williamson (1855-1924) at memorial page....
  14. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Arnentia A Turner Berry (1862-1920) at memorial page....

Lawrence Adams Weekley1

M, #5567, b. 22 February 1894, d. 26 May 1977
Relationship4th great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherMalachi Leake Weekley1 b. 25 Jun 1865, d. 11 Jun 1913
MotherSallie Elizabeth Wood b. 1 Nov 1872, d. 27 Dec 1968

Family

Georgann Barham Bailey b. 4 May 1895, d. 13 Dec 1951
Last Edited4 Feb 2019
     Lawrence Adams Weekley was born on 22 February 1894, son of Malachi Leake Weekley and Sallie Elizabeth Wood, in Lynchburg, Virginia.1

     Lawrence Adams Weekley, 26, married Georgann Barham Bailey, 25, on 15 September 1920 in Richmond, Virginia.1,2

     Lawrence Adams Weekley died on 26 May 1977 at age 83 in Norfolk, Virginia,1,3 and was buried on 28 May 1977 in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.3

Citations

  1. [S248] Robinson, Ann, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (Virginia) to Toby Turner, April 6, 2000, entitled "Re: Turner inventory."
  2. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5B2-TB9, entry for Lawrence Adams Weekley and George Bailey, 15 Sep 1920; citing Richmond, Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 2,048,500, accessed 24 Jul 2016).
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 24 Jul 2016, memorial page for Col Lawrence Adams Weekley (1894-1977) at memorial page... Maintained by Graves; citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia.

George Smith1

M, #5568, b. 1763

Family

Mary Harden b. 1767
Child
Last Edited10 Mar 2019
     George Smith was born in 1763.1

     George Smith married Mary Harden.

Citations

  1. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 15 Oct 2000.

Mary Harden1

F, #5569, b. 1767

Family

George Smith b. 1763
Child
Last Edited10 Mar 2019
     Mary Harden was born in 1767.1

     Mary Harden married George Smith.

Citations

  1. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 15 Oct 2000.

Isaac Hardin Turner1

M, #5570, b. 10 May 1819, d. 5 March 1859
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Suddarth Turner2,3 b. 1790, d. 14 Jan 1871
MotherEliza B. Smith
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

Nancy Nichols
Child

Family 2

Mary Ann Barrow
Last Edited29 Sep 2019
     Isaac Hardin Turner was born on 10 May 1819, son of William Suddarth Turner and Eliza B. Smith, in Sumner County, Tennessee.1,2

     After arriving in Texas with his family sometime after 1837, he received a land grant in Galveston, Guadalupe, and Comal counties. Isaac, with his brothers Wm. R. and Calvin, ranked among the best sharpshooters and expert horsemen in Guadalupe County. They often volunteered as scouts and rangers, serving under early Texas Rangers John Hays, J.T. Gillespie, Henry McCulloch and James Callahan.4

     "Private Isaac Hardin Turner is found in the military rolls of the Republic of Texas 1835-1845. In 1854, Isaac received a military pension of $31.50, in part for his six weeks of service in responding to the raid on San Antonio by General Rafael Vasquez an his forces of the Mexican Government in 1842; known as the 'Vasquez Campaign'."4

     Isaac Hardin Turner, 23, married Nancy Nichols on 22 December 1842 in Guadalupe County, Texas.5

     According to Find A Grave, Isaac and Nancy had a son George William, born in 1844 and a son David born in 1850."4,6

     Isaac Hardin Turner, 32, married Mary Ann Barrow on 25 December 1851 in Guadalupe County, Texas, with David Thompson, Minister of the Gospel, officiating.7

     Isaac Hardin Turner died on 5 March 1859 at age 39 in Guadalupe County, Texas. There was a non-cemetery burial.1,8

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830probably the free white male 10 and under 15Shelby County, Tennessee9
1850unable to find him anywhere in the United States

Citations

  1. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 15 Oct 2000.
  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 Isaac Hardin Turner (1819-1859) at memorial page....
  5. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-GTCN, entry for Isaac H Turner and Nancy Nichols, 22 Dec 1842, Marriage; citing Gonzales, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,310,949, accessed 1 Jul 2016).
  6. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXLK-GRJ ), entry for William S Turner, Guadalupe county, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing family 44, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Microfilm 24,889, accessed 29 Sep 2019).
  7. [S5502] "TX County Marriages, 1837-1965," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-LMV5, Isaac H Turner and Mary Ann Barrow, 25 Dec 1851, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,072, accessed 1 Jul 2016).
  8. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Isaac Hardin Turner (1819-1859) at memorial page....
  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, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

Lucinda Smith Turner1

F, #5571, b. 7 March 1827, d. 8 January 1883
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Suddarth Turner2,3 b. 1790, d. 14 Jan 1871
MotherElizabeth Pearl Smith3 b. 1790, d. a 20 Sep 1850
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Andrew Jackson Sowell b. 27 Jun 1815, d. 4 Jan 1883
Children
Last Edited23 Sep 2019
     Lucinda Smith Turner was born on 7 March 1827, daughter of William Suddarth Turner and Elizabeth Pearl Smith, in Tennessee.3

     Lucinda Smith Turner, 15, married Andrew Jackson Sowell, 27, son of John Sowell and Rachel Carpenter, on 27 June 1842 in Guadalupe County, Texas. "When 15-year old Lucinda married 27-year-old Andrew Jackson Sowell on 27 June 1842 in Guadalupe County, he was already a famous person in the Republic of Texas - he was one of the defenders of the Alamo in 1836, but survived the massacre when Lieutenant Colonel Travis sent him out to secure beef and reinforcements for the garrison."

     They had seven children.3

     Her younger sister, Mary Mildred, married Andrew's younger brother, Asa Sowell.3

     "The sudden death of her husband from dysentery on 4 Jan was so sudden and such a shock to Lucinda that she could not cry and within a few days she developed lockjaw and followed her husband in death three days later."3

     Lucinda Smith Sowell died on 8 January 1883 at age 55 at their farm about twelve miles east of Seguin,4 and was buried in Mofield Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas. "Cemetery records show that they are buried in the Rogers-Mofield Cemetery on the Hoover Ranch east of Seguin, but no markers survive." There is a marker for her with her husband in San Geronimo Cemetery.3,5

     In 1957, "the State of Texas erected monuments in the San Geronimo Cemetery to pay tribute to Andrew Jackson Sowell and his brother John N. Sowell Jr. Andrew's monument is inscribed 'His Wife Lucinda Turner Sowell born 1827 - died 1883.3'"

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186033 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas6
1870unable to find her in Texas
1880as Lousinda and 54 years of ageJustice Precinct 1, Guadalupe County, Texas7

Citations

  1. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 15 Oct 2000.
  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. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Lucinda Smith Turner Sowell(1827-1883) at memorial page....
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Lucinda Turner Sowell at memorial page....
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Lucinda Turner Sowell (1827-1883) at memorial page....
  6. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:MXFL-WY6 ), entry for And J Towell (indexer was an idiot, name is Sowell), 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 577, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016).
  7. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFNF-ZN8 ), entry for A J Sowell household, 1880, Precinct 1, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 72, sheet 231A, household 288, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,255,308, accessed 7 Aug 2016).
  8. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Rachel Elizabeth "Lizzie" Sowell Wright (1845-1876) at memorial page....
  9. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Mary Mildred Sowell (1847-1888) at memorial page....
  10. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Martha A Sowell Nicholson (1855-1933) at memorial page....
  11. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Lewis Dean Sowell (1858-1922) at memorial page....
  12. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for James Andrew Sowell (1861-1869) at memorial page....
  13. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Charles Henry Sowell (1963-1931) at memorial page....
  14. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Albert Marion Sowell (1866-1946) at memorial page....

Mary Mildred Turner1

F, #5572, b. 15 October 1829, d. 28 April 1873
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Suddarth Turner2 b. 1790, d. 14 Jan 1871
MotherElizabeth Pearl Smith b. 1790, d. a 20 Sep 1850
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell b. 30 Apr 1822, d. 21 Dec 1877
Children
Last Edited27 Nov 2016
     Mary Mildred Turner was born on 15 October 1829, daughter of William Suddarth Turner and Elizabeth Pearl Smith.3

     Mary Mildred Turner, 14, married Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell, 22, son of John Sowell and Rachel Carpenter, on 29 August 1844. They had five children.4

     Mary Mildred Sowell died on 28 April 1873 at age 433 and was buried in San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185021 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas5
186030 years of ageGuadalupe County, Texas6

Citations

  1. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 15 Oct 2000.
  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. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Mary M. Turner Sowell at memorial page....
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell (1822-1877) at memorial page....
  5. [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:S3HY-XXZS ), entry for Asa J. L. Lowell, 1850, Guadalupe county, Guadalupe, Texas, United States, citing household 147, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL Film 024,889, accessed 25 Nov 2016).
  6. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:MXFL-WYR ), entry for A T L Sowell, 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 578, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington,D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016).
  7. [S5507] "1860 US Census," A T (I read it as J) L Sowell, 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 578, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 7 Aug 2016 at ( www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:MXFL-WYR ).
  8. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Andrew Jackson Sowell (1848-1921) at memorial page....
  9. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Lucy Sowell Smith (1852-1870) at memorial page....
  10. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Leroy Polk Sowell (1854-1909) at memorial page....
  11. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Pleamon Smith Sowell (1856-1914) at memorial page....
  12. [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:K3S7-3J6 : accessed 26 Nov 2016), Isabel Graham Nichols, 23 Nov 1949; citing certificate number 62081, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,223,549.
  13. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Asa Jarmon Lee Sowell (1822-1877) at memorial page....

George William Turner1

M, #5573, b. circa 1845
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherIsaac Hardin Turner1 b. 10 May 1819, d. 5 Mar 1859
MotherNancy Nichols
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited29 Sep 2019
     George William Turner was born circa 1845, son of Isaac Hardin Turner and Nancy Nichols, in Texas. He is said to be the son of Isaac Hardin Turner, William's son, on Find A Grave. Elizabeth is a bit old to have a son of this age; William, not so much.2

     I thought I'd found him in 1870 as George W. Turner, 25, living in the household of Mary Lee, also 25, in Travis County, Texas, but with Amelia Turner, 19; Almo E. Turner, female, age 3; and, James H. Turner, age 1. This sounds as if George might be married to Amelia. However, I believe this might be a George Winslow Turner who was a different man entirely.3

     It is possible I found him as Geo Turner in the 1880 census, age 35, born in Texas, a Farm Laborer in Robertson County, Texas, married to Sarah, age 43 with daughter, Tetia Turner, age 8 and Newtin Turner, age 3. Also living with him were three stepchildren: Emiline Morgan, age 12; Frank Morgan, age 9; and Nathan Morgan; age 3.4

     I cannot find him for certain on Find A Grave as of 29 Sep 2019.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1850as George, 5 years of age and apparently living in his grandfather, William Suddarth Turner's, householdGuadalupe County, Texas2,5
1860as George W., 16 years of age and living in the A. T. L. Sowell household (probably a brother of Rachel Sowell, George's brother's wife)Seguin PO, Guadalupe County, Texas6

Citations

  1. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 15 Oct 2000.
  2. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Guadalupe County, Texas, population schedule, dwelling 44, family 44, William S. Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  3. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXG8-6CZ ), entry for George W Turner in household of Mary Lee, Travis, Texas, United States; citing p. 33, family 375, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,105, accessed 29 Jul 2016).
  4. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFJH-KQK ), entry for Geo Turner, Precinct 5, Robertson, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 144, sheet 493A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,255,324, accessed 29 Sep 2019).
  5. [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:MXLK-GRJ ), entry for William S Turner, Guadalupe county, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing family 44, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Microfilm 24,889, accessed 29 Sep 2019).
  6. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:MXFL-WB3 ), entry for Geo W Turner in entry for A T L Sowell, 1860, Guadalupe, Texas, United States; citing page 86, household 578, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,296, accessed 29 Jul 2016).

Nancy Nichols1

F, #5574
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Isaac Hardin Turner b. 10 May 1819, d. 5 Mar 1859
Child
Last Edited29 Sep 2019
     Nancy Nichols married Isaac Hardin Turner, 23, son of William Suddarth Turner and Eliza B. Smith, on 22 December 1842 in Guadalupe County, Texas.2

Citations

  1. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 15 Oct 2000.
  2. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-GTCN, entry for Isaac H Turner and Nancy Nichols, 22 Dec 1842, Marriage; citing Gonzales, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,310,949, accessed 1 Jul 2016).

Mary Ann Barrow1

F, #5575

Family 1

Isaac Hardin Turner b. 10 May 1819, d. 5 Mar 1859

Family 2

G. W. Bilton
Last Edited6 Oct 2019
     Mary Ann Barrow married Isaac Hardin Turner, 32, son of William Suddarth Turner and Eliza B. Smith, on 25 December 1851 in Guadalupe County, Texas, with David Thompson, Minister of the Gospel, officiating.2

     Mary Ann Turner and G. W. Bilton obtained a marriage license on 5 August 1859 in Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.3

     Mary Ann Turner married G. W. Bilton on 11 August 1859 in Guadalupe County, Texas.3

     However, if her husband was the George Washington Bilton who died in 1864, then she would probably have remarried. His grave memorial indicates a son, James Manless Bilton, born 11 Nov 1860 in Bastrop County, Texas, who died 7 Sep 1937 in Palo Pinto County. However, I cannot find a death certificate for this son to confirm his mother's name.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1860unable to find her anywhere in the 1860, 1870, or 1880 census as of 6 Oct 20194

Citations

  1. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-L8BZ, entry for Isaac H Turner and Mary Ann Barrow, 25 Dec 1851, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,072, accessed 1 Jul 2016).
  2. [S5502] "TX County Marriages, 1837-1965," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-LMV5, Isaac H Turner and Mary Ann Barrow, 25 Dec 1851, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,072, accessed 1 Jul 2016).
  3. [S5502] "TX County Marriages, 1837-1965," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-L8D2, G W Bilton and Mary A Turner, 11 Aug 1859, Marriage; citing Guadalupe, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,035,072, accessed 25 Nov 2016).
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 28 Mar 2017, memorial page for George Washington Bilton (1836-1864) at memorial page... Maintained by Joe Carroll; citing Blue Flat Cemetery, Palo Pinto County, Texas.