Loudie Williams1

F, #2767, b. 2 April 1843, d. 20 October 1869
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Rev. Stephen Williamson Turner b. 21 Mar 1842, d. 16 May 1916
Child
Last Edited26 Jun 2021
     Loudie Williams was born on 2 April 1843. I suspect she was born in Mississippi based on the 1860 census enumeration of people I believe to be her parents.2 She was also known as Ludee.3

     On 30 June 1860, I believe she was the L. Williams, age 17 who was enumerated in Woodville PO, Tyler County, Texas, along with P. Williams, her presumed father, age 47, born in South Carolina, and M. Williams, her presumed mother, age 54, born in South Carolina. Her presumed father was a Farmer with real estate valued at $1,500 and personal property worth $2,250.4

     Loudie and Rev. Stephen Williamson Turner obtained a marriage license on 29 March 1864 at Tyler, Smith County, Texas.5

     Loudie Williams, 20, married Rev. Stephen Williamson Turner, 22, son of Charles Granderson Turner and Sarah Williamson Rainey, on 29 March 1864 at Tyler, Smith County, Texas. She is said to have been the sister of a Texas Lieutenant.6

     Loudie Turner died on 20 October 1869 at age 26 in Smith County, Texas,1,2 and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, Texas with a tombstone inscription:
     "Wife of S. W.Turner."1,2

Citations

  1. [S176] East Texas Genealogical Society. Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas, I (Tyler: The East Texas Genealogical Society, 1981), page 29.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 9 Jan 2014, memorial page for Loudie E Turner (1843-1869) at memorial page... Maintained by Tyler; citing Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, Texas.
  3. [S605] Turner, Stephen Grady, "Turner, Stephen Grady Email," to Toby Turner, email dated 30 Jun 2001.
  4. [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:MXF2-33J ), entry for L Williams in entry for P Williams, 1860, Tyler, Smith, Texas, United States; citing page 11, household 71, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,306, accessed 7 Aug 2016.
  5. [S398] The East Texas Genealogical Society. Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas (Tyler: The East Texas Genealogical Society, 1979), page 17; citing Marriage Book B, page 233.
  6. [S398] The East Texas Genealogical Society. Smith Co., TX Marriages, page 171.

(--?--) Turner

M, #2768
RelationshipFather of Terisha Turner

Family

Children
Last Edited10 Dec 2020
     
Turner Ancestry

     Because of DNA evidence, it now looks as if Terisha was descended from Turners already in Virginia.

     There is no proof that Terisha's brother was Stephen. However, both appear in the same part of Virginia at the same time and named their son's, presumably, after one another. They show up on the same pages of the Amherst County official records. They could be cousins or no relation at all. Louise Patton Turner assumed they were brothers and compiled information on them. My verified information on Stephen and his descendants is sketchy at this point.1

Citations

  1. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965) . This book is not as well documented as one would like, however, it displays more research effort than one usually finds in books of this period on family genealogy.

Stephen Turner

M, #2769, b. circa 1710, d. before 12 June 1801
RelationshipBrother of Terisha Turner
Father(--?--) Turner

Family

Sarah Spencer d. b 30 Nov 1827
Children
Last Edited27 Aug 2021
     
Stephen Turner and Terisha Turner - Were they Brothers?

     As things now stand, we cannot know for certain if "Old" Terisha Turner and this Stephen Turner, who was "of St. Anne's Parish of Albemarle County, Virginia," were brothers, but it seems likely that they were.

     Stephen appears to have had land in Nelson County (572 acres called Cove Creek). There is also Henry Turner, also on Cove Creek, with 544 acres (this requires verification). It's important to remember that in 1761, Amherst County (including Nelson County), was formed from Albemarle County.1

     Stephen named a son Terisha and Old Terisha named a son Stephen. Were they brothers, cousins, or some other degree of relation? We cannot be certain, but it truly seems as thought they might have been brothers.

     My initial source for information on Stephen Turner and his descendants comes from the cited book, however I have read a number of the wills and deeds myself for independent verification. Facts not independently verified are marked as such. Because Mrs. Turner's line descends from Stephen's, I have given special weight to her analysis of this family.2

     The best one can hope is that Y-DNA analysis of one of Stephen's descendants will prove the relationship. So far, no such luck.
     Stephen Turner was born circa 1710, son of (--?--) Turner. We can assume he was born before 1729 because he had to have been 21 years of age to patent his first property in 1750. I believe him to have been the younger brother of Old Terisha.3

     On 14 May 1750, Stephen Turner's name first appears on Albemarle County deed records when he paid Samuel Spencer of the same parish and county £10 for 248 acres on the north side of the Fluvanna (James) River, adjoining Capt. Howard and patented by Spencer, 30 March 1743 in Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.4

     On 14 May 1750, Sam Spencer conveyed to Stephen Turner for £10 248 acres patented 30 Mar 1743 on the north side of the Fluvanna (river) adjoining Capt. Howard with witnesses: Jno. Petere, Edwd. Thomas; Rich. Peter in Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.5

     Stephen married Sarah Spencer, daughter of Samuel Spencer Sr., in 1757. It makes sense that Samuel Spencer was the father of Stephen Turner's wife, Sarah, based on several deeds of land given to Stephen by the elder Spencer.

     In a series of transactions, Samuel Spencer Sr. gave land to his son, Samuel Jr; a daughter, Mary Patteson, wife of Charles Patteson; and, then a month later, to Stephen Turner although no mention of Sarah is made.6,7

     On 20 September 1759, Stephen patented 185 acres in Albemarle for £1 on the north side of the Fluvanna River and on its branches, adjoining his own land and that of Col. Allen Howard and William Cabell in Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.8,9

     On 9 June 1762, he was 'of Amherst' on this date when he bought from John Howard of Goochland an additional 178 acres on the north side of the James adjoining William Cabell. The land was part of a patent of 2,380 acres originally granted to Allen Howard on 30 July 1742 in Amherst County, Virginia Colony.10

     On 6 May 1765, Samuel Spencer, Sr., Parish of Tillotson, Buckingham County, conveyed 400 acres for £10, part of a tract of land granted to Samuel Spencer by patent at Williamsburg dated 12 Jan 1746, to Stephen Turner, bounded by Wm. Mays (or Mayo) in Amherst County, Virginia Colony.11,12,13

     On 1 July 1765, Stephen gave 37 acres of that land 'for love borne them' to Charles Patterson and his wife, Mary, whom I believe I've proven to have been Samuel Spencer's daughter.

     Stephen was married twice to sisters. We know his his second wife was Samuel Spencer Sr.'s daughter Sarah, so obviously, his first was also a daughter of Samuel Spencer. His will names only the children from his second marriage, so perhaps his first wife died in childbirth.14,15

     On 4 May 1776, a deed between Nicholas Cabell and his wife Hannah conveyed to Stephen Turner, 450 acres of both sides of Ivey Creek bounded by the lines of William Howard, Stephen Turner, Edward Bowman. Stephen paid 5 shillings. Witnesses were: Samuel Farguson, Terisha Turner, Samuel Turner, and Edward Harding. Ordered delivered to Charles Irving, 29 Sep 1778.

     "Was Stephen himself related to the Cabells or Carringtons?"16

     On 16 August 1780, Stephen Turner, Terisha's father, witnessed the marriage bond of his son, Terisha, and Elizabeth Thomas at Amherst County, Virginia.17

     In 1781, Stephen's name is located just below that of Old Terisha's on the list of the Amherst County Public Service Claims for having furnished the items to the Militia in 1781.18

     On 3 August 1781, he contributed 280 lbs. of beef valued at 2-6-8 to the militia. He provided 32 lbs. of beef to the militia on their march to Camp on 13 Jul 1781; 10 dietts (?) Express from Amherst to Albemarle for arms and ammunition 11 Jun 1781 valued at 0-10-0; 2 3/4 bushels of corn 3 Aug, 1781 for the militia valued at 0-9-0; 2 1/2 bushels of corn on 31 Jul 1781 for the Militia valued at 0-7-19; 3 dietts, 1 peck of corn, 6 sheaves of oats on 13 Jul 1781 for Boyer's Brigade, valued at 0-4-6.19

     Virginia Publick Claims shows: 200 lbs. beef Augusta Militia £2-6; 32 diets militia on their march to camp July Jas. Harrison £1-12; 10 diets express from Amherst to Albemarle for arms & ammunition June 10s; 2 3/4 bu corn meal August militia 9s; 2 1/2 bu corn meal July militia 7s-10. 3 diets, 1 peck corn 6 sheaves oats July Boyers Brigade 4s-6.20 21

(I think it likely that this amount of property would have belonged to Old Terisha's probable brother, Stephen Turner, rather than to his son of the same name. To see my analysis of the Stephen Turners living in Amherst County, please click The Stephen Turners in Amherst County, Virginia)

     In May 1783, assigned to Jno. Loving, Jr. (the) Sum of £2-2-7 with interest from 27 July 1780.22

     On 24 September 1794, Stephen bought 270 acres on both sides of Rockfish river for £150 from Old Terisha's son, James Turner and his wife, Rebecca, in Amherst County, Virginia. The land also was on one side of Cove Creek and Jermon Creek on the other side of the Rockfish. The property was bounded by Jno. Matthews on the south; Jos. Matthews on the east; Jno. Matthews on the North. Witnesses were: Jno. Wilkinson; Leonard Phillips; Jno. Turner; Jas. Turner, Jr; and Jno. London.23

     Stephen Turner consented to the marriage of John Stevens and Sarah Turner on 18 September 1797 Stephen Turner, father of the bride.24,25

     On 8 December 1797, Stephen conveyed to his son, Samuel, "for love and support of Samuel, 400 acres on Tye, originally conveyed to Stephen by Jno. Ware and his wife, Elizabeth on 6 Apr 1789 bounded by Col. Hugh Rose, dec'd; Col. William Cabell, Jr; Shelton; William Spencer; Jos. Dillard, dec'd. in Amherst County, Virginia. Witnesses were Robert Rives; James Murphy; Willis Wills; and Clo. Shelton.26

     On 18 November 1798, Stephen Turner, Nancy's father, witnessed the marriage bond of his daughter, Nancy, and John Tindall at Amherst County, Virginia. He seems quite elderly to be doing this, but the bond states he is her father, not brother.27

     Stephen Turner left a will dated on 29 April 1799 in Amherst County, Virginia. Stephen Turner gives his wife, Sarah, where I live - - given to me by Saml. Spencer and patent to him - - less than 300 acres. He names son Francis W. L. (S); son, Terisha, my six sons: Saml., Terisha, Jno., Jas, Fleming and Francis W. L. (S) Turner. Terisha gets where he lives - - NN side of Tye to Cabell's line and slaves, Jack, Fill, Harry and Will John. 400 acres bought of Blakey, to Jas. Turner - - Seven Creek; 400 and 300 acres on both sides of Piney held by Hay to Fleming; 382.2 bought of Bates; Daughter, Mary Truitt, daughter, Eliz. Stephens; daughter Sally Stephens; daughter Nancy Tindall.

     His will was witnessed by Robert Rives, Chas. Yancey, Jos. Turner, Jesse Higginbotham, Jno. Johnson.

     To quote from the last paragraph of his will: 'Whereas doubts have arisen relative to the legitimacy of my Children herein Named from my having intermarried with my Present Wife, who was a Sister of my first wife, now Dec'd. I think Proper here to observe that I (k)now recognize every Heir of the Body of the Woman with whom I now and Have for forty years lived, the Names of whom are all inserted in this my Will and Called my Sons and Daughters. It is my Will and desire 'that they should receive the respective portions which I have devised to them As the Heirs of my body it being only that which I have acquired from an honest and frugal Industry.' "(All children mentioned in his will were from the second marriage.)"

     Stephen disposed of 39 slaves by this will and referred to previous bequests to his daughters. That his 'honest and frugal industry' was considerable seems proven by the size bond required for his estate administration - an amount of £18,000.

     Executor's names were: sons Samuel, Terisha and John. Witnesses who proved the will were: Robert Rives, Jesse Higginbotham and John Johnson.28,29

     Stephen Turner died before 12 June 1801 in Amherst County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.28

     His estate was probated on 12 June 1801 in Amherst County, Virginia.28,30

     On 15 June 1801, an Administrator's Bond was posted by Jno., Terisha, and Saml, Turner qualified, June 15, 1801 on the estate of Stephen Turner in Amherst County, Virginia. Bondsmen: Jas. Murphy, Stephen Watts, Nelson Anderson, Ro. Rives.31,32

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1782on List "A" for this year (the first since the Revolution) with two White males over 21 years of age; twenty-two Blacks; forty-four head of cattle; and, seven horses, mares, colts, and/or mules. I simply do not believe this could be Stephen, son of Old Terisha, because I don't think he'd have this much personal property yet. I believe this to be the personal property account of Old Terisha's alleged brother, StephenAmherst County, Virginia33
1783on List "A" with one White male over 21 and nine White males between 16 and 21 years of age; twenty-two Blacks; forty-four head of cattle; and, seven horses, mares, colts and/or mules. Both an online source and Mrs. Turner's book err on their reportingAmherst County, Virginia34
1784on List "A" with two White males over 21; eleven White males between 16 and 21; twelve Blacks; forty head of cattle; and, five horses, mares, colts and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia35
1785on List "A" two White males over 21; no White males between 16 and 21; eleven Blacks over 16; thirteen Blacks under 16; thirty-seven head of cattle; and, six horses, mares, colts and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia36
1786on List "A" with two White males over 21; no White males between 16 and 21; ten Negroes above 16; fourteen Negroes under 16; thirty-two head of cattle; and, seven horses, mares, colts, and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia37
5 May 1787on List "A" with himself and a "son" (unfortunately unnamed) as the White males over 21; no males above 16 and under 21; eleven Negroes over 16; seventeen Blacks under 16; forty-one head of cattle; and, six horses, mares, colts and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia38
7 April 1788on List "A" as Stephen Turner and "son Samuel" who were the White males over 21; two White males between 16 and 21; ten Negroes over 16; no Negroes under 16; and, seven horses (cattle being no longer included on the tax list)Amherst County, Virginia39
20 March 1789with "sons Samuel and Stephen" were the only taxable White males; twelve slaves over 16; two slaves over 16; and, six horses, mares, colts, and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia40
5 April 1790on List "A" with "son Stephen" as the two White males over 21. There are two White males between 16 and 21; ten slaves over 16; one slave under 16; and five horses, mares, colts, and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia40
1800on James Montgomery's list with three white males over 21; five horses, fourteen tithable slaves over 16; and, two tithable slaves between 12 and 16 years of age. I believe this to be the correct Stephen Turner based on his propertyAmherst County, Virginia41

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1783with 11 White Souls and 23 BlacksAmherst County, Virginia42
1785with twelve White Souls living at his residence which consisted of one dwelling and four other buildings. Although Louise Patton Turner reports him Old Terisha's son, he obviously is not. Careful study of the personal property tax records proves the man is this particular Stephen TurnerAmherst County, Virginia43,44

Citations

  1. [S1456] Coincon, J. B.. Colonial History of Nelson County [VA], 1734-1807 (Amherst: Amherst Publishing Co., 196?), page 11.
  2. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), pages 21-23 . This book is not as well documented as one would like, however, it displays more research effort than one usually finds in books of this period on family genealogy.
  3. [S807] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton, abstractos. Albemarle Deed Book I: which begins in 1748 (Amherst: B.F. Davis, 1970), pages 315, 316.
  4. [S807] Davis. Albemarle Co VA Deed Book I, page 103, citing Deed Book I, pages 315, 316.
  5. [S807] Davis. Albemarle Co VA Deed Book I, page 16 D, #315.
  6. [S1827] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee, compiler. Amherst County, Virginia Heritage (United States: Walsworth Publishing Co., c1997), page 238; gives her surname as Spencer and the date.
  7. [S2287] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book B (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1961), page 1; citing pages 1- 4.
  8. [S809] Nugent, Marion Nell, abstractor. Cavaliers and Pioneers - Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1749 - 1762, VI (Richmond: Virginia Genealogical Society, 1934-1999), page 258; citing Patent Book No. 33, page 655.
  9. [S3758] Stephen Turner Land Grant, 20 Sep 1759, Reels 31-32, digital image, accessed 21 Apr 2014.
  10. [S2286] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book A (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1960), page 8; original page 66.
  11. [S2287] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Deed Book B, page 1; citing page 4.
  12. [S6300] "Amherst County, Virginia Deed Book B, 1765-1769," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 28 Oct 2020), entry for Samuel Spencer Senr to Stephen Turner, pages 4, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-495K-G?i=192&cat=282807.
  13. [S6300] "Amherst Co., VA Deed Bk B, 1765-1769," FamilySearch, Samuel Spencer Senr to Charles Patteson, pages 2-3, accessed 28 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-495J-5?i=191&cat=282807. This proves that Mary was Samuel Spencer's daughter because Charles Patteson is described as Samuel's son-in-law in the deed.
  14. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 21; mistakenly believes that Mary Patteson may have been Stephen's daughter by a first marriage when a deed transaction clearly proves her as the daughter of Samuel Spencer Sr..
  15. [S6300] "Amherst Co., VA Deed Bk B, 1765-1769," FamilySearch, Stephen Turner to Charles Patteson, page 31, accessed 28 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-495N-Y?i=205&cat=282807.
  16. [S6301] "Amherst County, Virginia Deed Book D, 1773-1778," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 28 Oct 2020), entry for Nicholas and Hannah Cabell and Stephen Turner, pages 348-349, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-CN92?i=187&cat=282807.
  17. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 12 Oct 2020), entry for Terisha Turner and Elizabeth Thomas, 1780, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NCZF .
  18. [S921] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures : Impressed Property Claims for Persons in Amherst County During the Revolution, also some interesting excerpts from an early order book of Amherst County (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1963), page 121; citing page 23 of Amherst County Public Service Claims.
  19. [S921] Davis. Impressed Property Claims, Amherst Co VA, page 43--IC, citing page 493.
  20. [S1561] Abercrombie, Janice L. and Slattern, Richard, compilers, Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, I (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1992), page 78, citing page 23.
  21. [S921] Davis. Impressed Property Claims, Amherst Co VA, page 121, citing page 493 in "The Lost Order Book".
  22. [S921] Davis. Impressed Property Claims, Amherst Co VA, page 43--IC, citing page 121 in Public Order Book, 1782-84.
  23. [S2288] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book G (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1964), page 42; citing page 458.
  24. [S380] Sweeny, William Montgomery. Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia 1763-1800 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1973), page 71 . I am finding errors in this compilation when viewing the original documents.
  25. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for John Stevens and Salley Turner, 1797, accessed 13 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-NCKY. Stephen Turner is only shown on the marriage register as her father. There is no mention of consent at all.
  26. [S2285] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book H (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1965), page 39, citing page 486.
  27. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for John Tindall and Nancy Turner, 1798, accessed 13 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-NZH7.
  28. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 370; citing Will Book 4, page 8.
  29. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Stephen Turner entry, Will Book 4, pages 8-10. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCCK?i=356&cat=279608
  30. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Stephen Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 10. Direct Link Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCCK?i=356&cat=279608
  31. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 370; citing Will Book 4, page 331.
  32. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Stephen Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 331. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SZMJ?i=519&cat=279608
  33. [S2268] Turner Surname entries. Amherst County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Records, 1782-1803, page 6, Line 1 on the original tax record; Microfilm roll 19, filmed by the Virginia State Library in 1986; Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  34. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 5, Line 20 of the original tax record.
  35. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 5, Line 28 of the original tax record.
  36. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 5, Line 21 of the original tax record.
  37. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 2, Line 27 on the original tax record.
  38. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, unpaginated but in alphabetical order on Line 26 under "T" on the original tax record.
  39. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, unpaginated but in alphabetical order on Line 24 under "T" on the original tax record.
  40. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, unpaginated but in alphabetical and date order under "T" on the original tax record.
  41. [S2208] Anonymous. "Amherst County 1800 Tax List," The Virginia Genealogist, vol. 5, no. 3 (July-Sept 1961): page 128.
  42. [S2267] "Head of Families - Virginia, 1783 - Amherst County", contributed by Sharon Barrett Kennedy, email at e-mail address, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/amherst/census/1783head.txt , website address verified 1 Jun 2019.
  43. [S922] "Heads of Families - Virginia, 1785, Amherst County", contributed by Sharon Bararett Kennedy, email at e-mail address, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/amherst/census/1785cens.txt , website address verified 1 Jun 2019.
  44. [S1457] United States Census Bureau. 1785 Amherst County, Virginia Heads of Families. Online ( https://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-03.pdf ), site verified as active 1 Jun 2019, page 84, image 38.
  45. [S1827] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee. Amherst Co., VA Heritage, page 238.
  46. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, unpaginated but in alphabetical and date order under "T" on the original tax record for 1789.
  47. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for John Stevens and Salley Turner, 1797, accessed 13 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-NCKY.
  48. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Stephen Turner entry, Will Book 4, pages 8-10. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCCK?i=356&cat=279608

Sarah Spencer1,2

F, #2770, d. before 30 November 1827
FatherSamuel Spencer Sr.3

Family

Stephen Turner b. c 1710, d. b 12 Jun 1801
Children
Last Edited27 Aug 2021
     Sarah Spencer married Stephen Turner, son of (--?--) Turner, in 1757. It makes sense that Samuel Spencer was the father of Stephen Turner's wife, Sarah, based on several deeds of land given to Stephen by the elder Spencer.

     In a series of transactions, Samuel Spencer Sr. gave land to his son, Samuel Jr; a daughter, Mary Patteson, wife of Charles Patteson; and, then a month later, to Stephen Turner although no mention of Sarah is made.4,5

     On 29 April 1799, she was named in her husband's will of this date.6

     Sarah Turner was living with John Stevens and Sally (her daughter) in Nelson County, Virginia when she made her will at Nelson County, Virginia.7

     Sarah Spencer left a will dated on 23 February 1825 in Nelson County, Virginia. In her will, Sarah Stevens states that she has resided with her son-in-law, John Stevens, of Nelson County. She bequeaths "to my grandson John Stevens Jr., son of my daughter Sally Stevens wife of John Steven (sic) one Negro woman Patty which I purchased with my own money since the death of my husband which I hold independent of my dower Negroes. Also to my grandson all money which may be owned me at death or in hand." She leaves all profits to her daughter, Sally. She appointed her grandson as executor. She signed her will: Sarah (her mark) Turner. Witnesses were Thomas Jopling and Jefferson L. Wells.7

     Sarah Turner died before 30 November 1827 in Nelson County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 28 Jan 2019.7

     Her estate was probated on 30 November 1827 in Nelson County, Virginia.7

Citations

  1. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), pages 21, 22 . This book is not as well documented as one would like, however, it displays more research effort than one usually finds in books of this period on family genealogy.
  2. [S1827] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee, compiler. Amherst County, Virginia Heritage (United States: Walsworth Publishing Co., c1997), page 238; provides her surname.
  3. [S2287] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book B (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1961), page 1; citing page 4.
  4. [S1827] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee. Amherst Co., VA Heritage, page 238; gives her surname as Spencer and the date.
  5. [S2287] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Deed Book B, page 1; citing pages 1- 4.
  6. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Stephen Turner entry, Will Book 4, pages 8-10. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCCK?i=356&cat=279608
  7. [S1354] Nelson County, Virginia Will Books, vols. C-D, 1822-1836, FHL Film 0,032,716, microfilm of original records at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston, Virginia, Sarah Turner will entry, Will Book C, page 393.
  8. [S1827] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee. Amherst Co., VA Heritage, page 238.