Mary Turner1,2

F, #2771
RelationshipNiece of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner3 b. c 1710, d. b 12 Jun 1801
MotherSarah Spencer d. b 30 Nov 1827

Family

David Triale
Last Edited27 Aug 2021
     Mary Turner and David Triale obtained a marriage bond on 4 June 1791 in Amherst County, Virginia, with James Murphy as security and Wm. Loving, James Garland, and William Gregory as witnesses.4,2

     On 29 April 1799, she is named Mary Truitt in her father's will of this date.5

     I cannot find them in Amherst or nearby counties in Virginia or anywere else for that matter for the 1810 through 1840 census.

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, 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
  2. [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 David Triale and Mary Turner, 1791, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-NZX8 .
  3. [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.
  4. [S102] Ricks, Joel. Amherst County Marriage Bonds, 1753-1853 (Salt Lake City: [copied by Joel Ricks for the Genealogical Society of Utah], 1936), page 119.
  5. [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

Samuel Turner1,2

M, #2772, b. before 1756, d. before 17 August 1829
RelationshipNephew of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner3 b. c 1710, d. b 12 Jun 1801
MotherSarah Spencer4 d. b 30 Nov 1827

Family

Sarah Farrar Spencer b. bt 1766 - 1774
Children
Last Edited27 Aug 2021
     Samuel Turner was born before 1756, son of Stephen Turner and Sarah Spencer. Because he had to have been at least 21 years of age when he witnessed a deed in 1776.5,6,7

     "Samuel Turner seems to me to have been the oldest of that name among the Amherst Turners, possibly named for Samuel Spencer."8

     On 4 May 1776, Samuel was a witness to the conveyance between Nicholas Cabell and his wife Hannah to Stephen Turner, for 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 (his brother), Samuel Turner, and Edward Harding. Ordered delivered to Charles Irving, 29 Sep 1778 at Amherst County, Virginia Colony.7

     On 16 May 1777, Samuel signed a petition to the House of Delegates by inhabitants of Amherst and Buckingham Counties for the replacement of a ferry across the Fluvanna River established in 1769 with a more convenient location across the said river from each side of the mouth of Rockfish River from the lands of William Howard in Amherst and Albemarle to the opposite side on the land of Thomas Anderson in Buckingham Country.9

     Samuel and Sarah Farrar Spencer obtained a marriage bond on 3 August 1789 in Amherst County, Virginia, with William Spencer as security and Wm. Loving Jr., as witness.2

     He was trustee, with Stephen Watts and Charles Patteson, of John Spencer's family.8

     On 21 December 1790, Ro. Henry Rose, of Amherst, conveyed to Samuel, also of Amherst, 140 acres for £140 on the south side of the Tye River and both sides of Camp Creek which was part of the former tract of Col. Hugh Rose, of Amherst, dec'd. The property was bounded by that of Dillard's road; Thos. L. L. Walls; and Stephen Turner. Adknowledged in Amherst Court Dec 1795.10

     On 8 December 1797, his father conveyed to him "for love and supportl" 400 acres on Tye originally conveyed to Stephen Turner by Jno. Ware and his wife, Elizabeth, on 6 Apr 1789, bounded by Col. Hugh Rose, dec'd; Col. Wm. Cabell, Jr; Shelton; Wm. Spencer; Jos. Dillard, dec'd. Witnesses were Robert Rives, James Murphy, Willis Wills, and Clo. Shelton at Amherst County, Virginia.11

     On 29 April 1799, he is named in his father's will of this date.12

     In 1801, Samuel Turner vouched for the legal age of his nephew, James L. Turner.8

     On 12 March 1801, Samuel Turner witnessed the marriage bond of James L. Turner and Sarah Campbell at Amherst County, Virginia.13,14,15

     Samuel Turner consented to the marriage of James L. Turner and Sarah Campbell on 12 March 1801 at Amherst County, Virginia.16,17

     On 12 June 1801, he qualified as one of the administrators of his father's will of 29 Apr 1799, proven on this date at Amherst County, Virginia.18

     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.18,19

     On 19 October 1801, John Turner was appointed Guardian of Fleming Turner, with his brother, Samuel Turner, as well as John as security in the amount of $4,000 in Amherst County, Virginia.20,21

     On 19 October 1801, Samuel Turner was appointed guardian of Francis W. Turner, orphan of Stephen Turner, with his brother John as security in the amount of $4,000.22,23,24

     On 14 November 1806, he was witness to the will on this date of Old Terisha's widow, Sarah Turner.25

     On 22 February 1812, the heirs of William Spencer, who died intestate, agreed to divide his property.26

     Heirs of William Spencer: Saml. Spencer; Thos. Spencer; Saml. Turner and wife, Sally formerly Spencer; Jno; Jas; Norville Spencer; Jno. Loving and wife, Elizabeth, formerly Spencer heirs of Wm. Spencer who died intestate and owned considerable land agreed to divide. Lots to Sam. Spencer-- mandsion house and one-half of adj. tract Thos. Spencer - - Buck. tract on Jas. and one short distance from river - - west side b fr (?) Littleberry Hughes, Buck. Saml. Turner for wife -- one half of Jas. river tract; dwelling house; lower part b by Wm. Spencer from Mos. Mayo, agt. for Ro. Mayo, in AC. No. Spencer - lower end of mansion house tract and includes his building. Jas. Spencer-- North Carolina tract in Granville County on Tare river-- to him by Wm. in lifetime by deed. Norville Spencer--three tracts in AC part of former tract of late Col. Hugh Rose -- two to him by Wm. and other on East side of Rose's Mountain.- where NS has house-by by Wm. fr Saml. Irvine. Jno. Loving-- one-half tract on James; upper part- West side b fr Jos. Mayo, agt. of Ro. Mayo. Witnesses: Chas. L. Christian; Stephen Watts; Jos. Loving; Jno. Dillard.27

     On 6 January 1814, Samuel Turner was security for the marriage bond of Terisha Turner and Christian Foster at Nelson County, Virginia.28

     On 27 June 1815, Samuel Turner, Nancy's father, witnessed the marriage bond of his daughter, Nancy, and John Dillard at Amherst County, Virginia.29

     Samuel Turner left a will dated on 29 July 1829 in Amherst County, Virginia. 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.30,31,32

     Samuel Turner died before 17 August 1829 in Amherst County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.33

     On 17 August 1829, an Administrator's Bond in the amount of $30,000 for John Dillard was secured by John & James Dillard, James D Watts, Joseph S. Dillard and Nathan H. Turner at Amherst County, Virginia.33,34

     His estate was probated on 21 September 1829 in Amherst County, Virginia.30,31,35

     After 16 November 1829, his Estate Inventory mentions many slaves and a value of $16,495.26 (worth $342,755.35 in 2011 $); pending controversy about will.36,37

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
7 April 1788listed for the first time with his father, Stephen, on List "A" as one of the two White males over 21Amherst County, Virginia38

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1810with one free white male under 10; three white males 10 thru 15; two white males 26 thru 44; one white male 45 or older (himself); one free white female under 10; two free white females 16 thru 25 and one free white female 26 thru 44. Thirty-five slaves were enumeratedAmherst County, Virginia5
1820with one free white male under 10; one free white male 10 thru 15; three white males 16 thru 25; one white male 26 thru 44; one free white male 45 and overe (himself); one free white female 10 thru 15; one free white female 26 thru 44. Slaves: nineteen males under 14; six males 14 thru 25; six males 26 thru 44; eight males 45 and over; twenty females under 14; five females 14 thru 25; five females 26 thru 44; four females 45 and over - a total of seventy-three slaves. 22 people were engaged in agriculture and 4 in manufacturing.Amherst County, Virginia39

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, 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
  2. [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 Samuel Turner and Sarah Spencer, 1789, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-NCT9 .
  3. [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.
  4. [S1827] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee, compiler. Amherst County, Virginia Heritage (United States: Walsworth Publishing Co., c1997), page 238.
  5. [S6007] "1810 United States Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 5 Dec 2020, entry for Samuel Turner, 1810, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 66, page 298, line 19, FHL Microfilm 181,426, image 43 of 50; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  6. [S2268] Turner Surname entries. Amherst County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Records, 1782-1803, 1788 Personal Property Tax List of Amherst County lists him for the first time under "T" and date on Line 24 on original tax record; Microfilm roll 19, filmed by the Virginia State Library in 1986; Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  7. [S2284] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book D (n.p.: B. F. Davis, 1963), page 24; citing page 348.
  8. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 24 . 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.
  9. [S5570] Anonymous. "Legislative Petitions from Virginia Counties with Significant Record Losses," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol. 28, no. 2, database on-line digitized by Ancestry.com, accessed a second time 30 Sep 2016: page 88, accessed 2 May 2017.
  10. [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 60; citing page 643.
  11. [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, original page 486.
  12. [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
  13. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRDN-FPP, entry for James L. Turner and Sally Campbell, 12 Mar 1801; citing Amherst County, Virginia, reference 150; FHL microfilm 30,273, accessed 5 Aug 2016).
  14. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for James L. Turner and Sally Campbell, 1801, accessed 14 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-NZX9.
  15. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 29. Identifies Richard Waugh as Sarah's brother-in-law.
  16. [S412] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton. Marriages of Amherst County, Virginia 1801-1854 (Amherst: B.F.Davis, 1965), page 8 C; citing original Register, page 150.
  17. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for James L. Turner and Sally Campbell, 1801, accessed 14 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-NZX9. All the bond says is (consent of) under Parent or Guardian. James' father, Terisha, was living so I do not understand why Samuel gave consent.
  18. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 370; citing Will Book 4, page 331.
  19. [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
  20. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Fleming Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 337. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCRJ?cat=279608
  21. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 367; citing Will Book 4, page 337.
  22. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 367; citing Will Book 4, page 338.
  23. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Francis W. Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 337. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCRJ?i=523&cat=279608
  24. [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 32 T Wills, item #186; citing Amherst County Will Book 4, page 338, online page 34.
  25. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 370; citing Will Book 4, page 274.
  26. [S1355] Nelson County, Virginia Will Books, vol. A-B, 1808-1822, FHL Film 0,032,715 #3, microfilm of original records at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston, Virginia, William Spencer entry, Deed Book 1, page 485.
  27. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 34; citing Deed Book 1, page 485.
  28. [S6317] "Nelson County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1808-1866," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah, entry for Terisha Turner and Charles (should be Christian) Foster, 1814|https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=394978&rmsId=M9MP-H57&imageIndex=83&singleView=true, at unknown cd3, accessed 2 Nov 2020). These bonds were copies from a photostat copy of the county clerk's register of marriages in the Virginia State Library by Joel Hicks, and typed by Miss Mackeene Smith.
  29. [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.
  30. [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, pages 274, 281.
  31. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 370; citing Will Book 7, page 274.
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  33. [S6291] Davis. Amherst Co.,, VA Wills Beg. T & V, 1761-1920, page 35 T Wills, item #202; citing Amherst County Will Book 7, page 271, online page 37.
  34. [S6304] "Amherst Co., VA Will Bk 7, 1827-1830," FamilySearch, Samuel Turner, 1829, page 271-272 at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9P7-SQNH?i=161&cat=279608, accessed 29 Oct 2020.
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  36. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Samuel Turner inventory entry, Will Book 7, page 303.
  37. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 370; citing Will Book 7, page 303.
  38. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, 1788 Personal Property Tax List of Amherst County under "T" and date on Line 24 on original tax record.
  39. [S3850] 1820 United States Federal Census, Saml Turner, 1820, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll M33_131, page 38, line 12, image 23 of 25, unknown cd5 5 Dec 2020 household; digital image, Ancestry.com (access through subscription); citing National Archives microfilm M33.
  40. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Samuel Turner will entry, Will Book 7, page 274.
  41. [S6292] "Amherst County, Virginia Death Register, 1853-1896," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( Provo, Utah: accessed 10 Oct 2020), entry for Stephen Turner, 1870, at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=393422&lifeEvent=102899&rmsId=TH-267-11122-64214-91&imageIndex=71&singleView=true.
  42. [S6292] "Amherst Co., VA Death Reg., 1853-1896," FamilySearch, Nancy F. Dillard, https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=393422&lifeEvent=102899&rmsId=TH-267-11122-64214-91&imageIndex=114&singleView=true, accessed 10 Oct 2020 at unknown cd3.

Terisha Turner1,2

M, #2773, b. before 1761
RelationshipNephew of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner3,2 b. c 1710, d. b 12 Jun 1801
MotherSarah Spencer d. b 30 Nov 1827

Family

Elizabeth Hoskins Thomas d. b 22 Dec 1845
Children
Last Edited27 Aug 2021
     Terisha Turner was born before 1761, son of Stephen Turner and Sarah Spencer, because he appears on the first Amherst County Personal Property Tax List after the Revolution as being 21 years of age and upwards.4

     In 1776, it is very likely that this is the Terisha Turner who witnessed the deed when Nicholas Cabell and wife Hannah (Carrington) conveyed 450 acres to his father (Stephen Turner). The names of both Terisha and Samuel appear, along with others.5

     Terisha Turner and Elizabeth Hoskins Thomas obtained a marriage bond on 16 August 1780 in Amherst County, Virginia, with James Nevil as security and Groves Harding, W. Loving, and Lucy Childress (the bride's grandmother) as witnesses. On the marriage bond, James Thomas is described as "of Cumberland Co."2

     On 16 August 1780, Stephen Turner, Terisha's father, witnessed the marriage bond of his son, Terisha, and Elizabeth Thomas in Amherst County, Virginia.2

     On 3 August 1781, "Terisha Turner, Jr. is shown to have provided a Rifle gun, shot bagg and powder horn, impressed and lost, no sum. His (name) follows directly after the claims of Old Terisha and of Stephen. This refers to Stephen's son, rather than Old Terisha's son who died in 1772."6

     In the Virginia Publick Claims source, this property is shown as lost Aug. 1781 and valued at £4.7

     On 18 September 1797, Terisha Turner witnessed the marriage bond of John Stevens and Sarah Turner at Amherst County, Virginia, with Teresha Turner as Surety and Jno. Loving and Wm. Barret as witnesses. Sally was Terisha's sister.8,9

     Terisha Turner was a witness to his father's consent to the marriage of John Stevens and Sarah Turner on 18 September 1797.10,11

     On 18 November 1798, Terisha Turner witnessed the marriage bond of John Tindall and Nancy Turner at Amherst County, Virginia, with John Stevens as security and S. Garland, Tirsha Turner, John Turner, and William Crawford as witnesses. On the bond, John is described "of Buckingham County." I suspect the John Stevens was either his brother-in-law (ID#2839) or his brother-in-law's father.12

     On 29 April 1799, quoting from Stephen's will: '7th - - I give to my son Terisha Turner the land whereon he now lives bounded as follows: all the land which I own on the North side of Ivy Creek, then crossing the creek the upper side of Cabello Line . . . all which Lands inclusive on both sides the Creek I give to him and his heirs forever (land which was deeded to him 4 May 1776 by Nicholas Cabell and Wife).1314,3,15

     On 7 December 1799, Terisha Turner was security for the marriage bond of John Gregory and Elizabeth Turner at Amherst County, Virginia.16,17

     On 7 March 1801, Terisha Turner was security for the marriage bond of Martha Turner and William Gregory at Amherst County, Virginia.18

     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.19,20

     On 15 February 1804, Terisha Turner and wife Elia. of Nelson County sold to Gilbert Bowman 250 acres for £2250 ' resurveyed by Joseph C. Higginbotham . . . south side of Rockfish and Ivy Creek . . . lines of Nichols Cabell and William Bowman.' Terisha's bequests in 1840 mention land purchased by him from Samuel Turner, Etc. . . as trustees, for John Spencer; also land conveyed to him by James Stevens (his brother-in-law) and Eliz., his wife; and land purchased from Robert Rives, etc.21

     On 17 February 1806, Terisha Turner witnessed the marriage bond of Cynthia Turner and Elisha Peters at Amherst County, Virginia, with Terish (sic) Turner as security and S. Garland as witness.22,23

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

     On 5 May 1830, Terisha Turner of Nelson County conveyed to Narcissa E Dillard, wife of James S. Dillard, of Bedford County, and their current and future children land and slaves consisting of one tract in Nelson County adjoining the land of Major Charles Yancey containing 50 acres, one fifth part of all the land in the county of Amherst of which James London died seized or prossessed and which said one fifth was converyed by Obediah Henderson and wife to the aforesaid James S. Dillard by deed with sundry horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, plantation utensils, household and kitchen furniture with all its increase and profits to Stephen Turner and William Dillard having Executors and Adminstration forever in trust for the uses and puposes for the support and maintenance of the said Narcissa during her natural life and for the support and maintenance and education of the children she now hath or may have for as long as said children shall be underage and unmarried or for any other cause in the opinion of the said trustees. When the children severally arrive at age or marry, the said trustees shall have power and authority at thier discretion, but shall not be compelled against their judgment, to advance to each Child so coming or age or marrying a reasonable proportion of the property aforesaid to be held by such child in his or her own right provided that such advance shll not exceed in value what each child would be then entitlted to if the whole property were then equally divided between the Mother and all the children.24

     Terisha Turner wrote a will codicil on 11 May 1840 in Nelson County, Virginia. In his codicil, he changed clause 5 to state that after the death of his son William should he leave a child or children, lawfully begotten, they would have a moiety of the real and personal estate given to his son William at the full discretion of of the estate trustees. The other moeity is to be sold at the death of his son Samuel on such terms as the trustees think fit. He revoked much of his ninth clause of his will giving Narcissa Dillard enough of the moiety as requried to take care and manage for his son John Turner.25,26

     Terisha Turner left a will dated on 11 May 1840 in Nelson County, Virginia. In his will, Terisha called himself 'far advanced in years.' It is a lengthy document, containing a lengthy codicil written the same day and showing much partiality. He bequeathed to his "beloved wife, eight of my slaves to be slected by herself, also all household and kitchen furniture and a quarter of all cattle, sheep, and hogs & (unreadable) During first year after my death." He gives her the privilege of remaining on the place where he now resides and the use of one-third of the land during her natural life, mentioning a tract of land owned in Amherst County . . and part of his personal estate. He failed to give her name. "To each of the four children (unnamed) of my descendant James L. Turner, the sum of $2,000 to be paid to them out of any monies I may have on hand at death or otherwise at discretion of executors but they may not be compelled to pay the sum or any part of the sum within twenty-four months of my death." " To son Samuel, son-in-law James D. (or could it be S.?) Dillon and my grandsons Terisha W. Dillard and James F. Dillard on interest for the use of (unreadable). Hereafter the Trust of land of purchase of Samuel Turner() Stephen Walls and Charles C. Pattison and Trustees of John Spencer & family and of the said John Spencer and his wife described in their conveyance of the same to me, of record in the County Court of Nelson and being in Nelson County of the Size River, also something of my personal estate and heir before disposal of and at the death of my wife (unreadable) of the slaves loaned to her during her natural life and of their increase. To son Samuel and to son William each a frugal support and such support may be suspended or wholly discontinued by the Trustees at any time at their own absolute irresponsible (sic) and uncontested discretion. And should son William return to this section of the country either in fee or for life or my two daughters Cynthia Pet___g and her child and Narcissa Dillard . . . . to son Stephen land purchased of David Higginbothom being on the Tye River." A trust was provided for his 'unfortunate' son John. Obviously the favorite was his younger daughter, Narcissa. The will goes on and on for pages and pages. Executors were: sons Lemuel and Stephen, son-in-law James S. Dillard, and grandson Terisha W. Dillard. Witnesses were Spotswood Garland and A. G. Loving.25,27

     Terisha Turner died in Nelson County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 24 Jan 2019.

     His estate was probated on 22 March 1841 in Nelson County, Virginia.25

     On 22 March 1841, Lemuel Turner and Robert Rives as surety were bonded in the amount of $80,000 (worth about $1,719,142 in 2011 $) for the estate administration at Nelson County, Virginia.28

     Terisha Turner's estate was inventoried on 24 March 1841 in Nelson County, Virginia, and presented to the court on 25 March by Alex. Brown, Floyd S. Whitehead and Geo. Daughan Jr. in the amount of $19,543.55.29

     On 24 March 1841,
     Slaves selected by widow                $4,600
     Slaves devised any Legatees                $4,600
                Plus       $15,625
     Total                 $19,543.58 at Nelson County, Virginia.30,31

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1782on List "A" as Terisha Turner Jr ("the younger") with no White males between 16 and 21; no Black males above 16; three Black males under 16; and, two horses. This can't be Old Terisha's son, Terisha, because he died before 1772Amherst County, Virginia4
1783on List "A" with one White male between 16 and 26; no Blacks at all; three horses, mares, colts, and/or mules; and, five head of cattleAmherst County, Virginia32
1784on Tax List "A," without the Junr suffix, with one White male between 16 and 26; one Black over 16; two Blacks under 16; two horses, mares, colts, and/or mules; and, two head of cattleAmherst County, Virginia33
1785on List "A," as Terisha Turner Junr, with one White male over 21; no White males between 16 and 21; one Black over 16; one Blacks under 16; six horses, mares, colts, and/or mules; and, eight head of cattleAmherst County, Virginia34
1786on List "A," again as Terisha Turner Junr, with one White male over 21; no White males between 16 and 21; two Blacks over 16; none under 16; three horses, mares, colts, and/or mules; and, five head of cattleAmherst County, Virginia35
1787List "A" with no white males above 16 and under 21, 2 blacks above 16, 2 blacks below 16, 3 horses, mares, colts, and/or mules, and 6 cattle. Does this refer to this Terisha or to Stephen's son, TerishaAmherst County, Virginia36
15 March 1787on List "A," without the Junr, with one White male over 21; no white males between 16 and 21; two Blacks above 16; two Blacks below 16; three horses, mares, colts, and/or mules; and six head of cattle. Does this refer to this Terisha (son of Stephen Sr.) or to the son of James, son of Terisha SrAmherst County, Virginia37
2 April 1788on List "A", with the Jun suffix, with no White males between 16 and 21; one Negro over 16; two Negroes under 16; no horses; and, three head of cattleAmherst County, Virginia38
20 March 1789on List "A" with one White male; three Slaves over 16; two Slaves under 16; and, three horses/mulesAmherst County, Virginia39
29 March 1790on List "A" with one White male; four Slaves over 16; two Slaves under 16; and, three horses/mulesAmherst County, Virginia40
1800on James Montomgery's list as Terisha Turner Junr., with one white male over 21; two horses; and two tithable slaves. His eldest son, James L., and his father, Stephen, were listed beneath himAmherst County, Virginia41

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1782as head of a household with 4 white members. He's listed as Terisha Turner, Jr. So, is this Terisha the Ancient or Stephen's Terisha? I'm inclined to think it's Stephen's Terisha.
1783as Terisha, Jr. with 4 White Souls, next to Stephen Turner and Old Terisha TurnerAmherst County, Virginia42
1820with one free white male 16 thru 25; two free white males 26 thru 44; one free white male 45 and older (himself); one free white female 45 and older (presumably his wife). Slaves enumerated were: eleven males under 14; seven males 14 thru 25; one male 26 thru 44; three males 45 and older; four females under 14; one female 14 thru 25; four females 26 thru 44 for a total of thirty-one slaves. Fifteen people were engaged in agricultureNelson County, Virginia43
1830with one free white male 30 thru 39; one free white male 40 thru 49; one free white male 69 thru 69 (himself); one free white female 50 thru 59. Slaves enumerated were: 4 males under 10; 13 males 10 thru 23; 4 males 24 thru 35; two males 36 thru 54; three males 55 thru 99; two females under 10; 2 females 10 thru 23; five females 24 thru 35; totaling 35 slaves. One white person deaf and dumb 25 or older.Nelson County, Virginia44
1840with two free white males between 40 and 49;; one free white male between 70 and 79 (himself); one free white female between 70 and 79 (his wife). Slaves enumerated were: 5 males under 10; 12 males 10 thru 23; seven males 24 thru 35; four males 36 thru 54; one male 55 thru 99; eleven females under 10; three females 10 thru 23; one female 24 thru 35; two females 36 thru 54 for a total of 46 slaves. Twenty people were employed in agriculture; two in manufacture and trade. One white person was deaf and dumb

Or could this be #302 who was in charge of his brother
Nelson County, Virginia45

Citations

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James Turner1

M, #2774, b. 11 August 1788, d. 20 September 1851
RelationshipNephew of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner2,1 b. c 1710, d. b 12 Jun 1801
MotherSarah Spencer d. b 30 Nov 1827
Last Edited27 Aug 2021
     
James Turner of Bedford County, Virginia

     According to one source, Rev. James Turner was born in Bedford County in 1759, died 1828,3 and married Sally Leftwich in 1778. They had a daughter, Martha, who married William Mitchell.

     This James enlisted at the age of 17 in the American Revolution. Sally was the daughter of Col. Wm. Leftwich and Elizabeth Haynes.

     This James died 18 Jan 1828 with his will was probated in March Term, Bedford County, Virginia. His son, James G., qualified as administrator: Sarah, wife; children: James G. Turner; Malancthon Turner, Mary Hopkins, wife of John Hopkins, Elizabeth Hopkins, wife of Price Hopkins, William Turner, Jesse Turner, Ann Turner, and Mildred O. Turner who married Thomas L. Leftwich.

     I believe this is a separate person and family from the James Turner who was Stephen's son.
     James Turner was born on 11 August 1788, son of Stephen Turner and Sarah Spencer. I cannot find my source for this information. He is named only in Some Turners of Virginia.4

     On 29 April 1799, he is named in his father's will of this date.1

     James Turner died on 20 September 1851 at age 63.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 28 Feb 2019. Worse still, I cannot find my souce for this fact.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1810with one free white male between 16 thru 25 years of ageCampbell Township, Richmond County, Virginia5

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, 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
  2. [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.
  3. [S5746] Clemens, William Montgomery, editor. The Turner Family Magazine - Genealogical, Historical and Biographical (New York: William M. Clemens, Jan 1916 to Apr 1917), issue of Jan 1916, Revolutionary Records, pages 8, 12.
  4. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 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.
  5. [S6007] "1810 United States Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 7 Nov 2020, entry for James Turner, 1810, roll 70, page 731, line 1, FHL Microfilm 282,430, image 13 of 20; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

John Turner1

M, #2775
RelationshipNephew of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner2 b. c 1710, d. b 12 Jun 1801
MotherSarah Spencer3 d. b 30 Nov 1827
Last Edited27 Aug 2021
     He was also known as Jno.4

     On 29 April 1799, he is named in his father's will of this date.1

     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.5,6

     On 19 October 1801, John Turner was appointed Guardian of Fleming Turner, with his brother, Samuel Turner, as well as John as security in the amount of $4,000 at Amherst County, Virginia.7,8

     On 19 October 1801, Samuel Turner was appointed guardian of Francis W. Turner, orphan of Stephen Turner, with his brother John as security in the amount of $4,000.4,9,10

     I believe Mrs. Richardson has confused this John with John Turner (ID# 320), son of Terisha, who did died in 1832 in Shelby County, Tennessee. All the children she lists for this John belong to another John and Elizabeth Turner entirely.11

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, 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
  2. [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.
  3. [S1827] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee, compiler. Amherst County, Virginia Heritage (United States: Walsworth Publishing Co., c1997), page 238.
  4. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 367; citing Will Book 4, page 338.
  5. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 370; citing Will Book 4, page 331.
  6. [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
  7. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Fleming Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 337. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCRJ?cat=279608
  8. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 367; citing Will Book 4, page 337.
  9. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Francis W. Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 337. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCRJ?i=523&cat=279608
  10. [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 32 T Wills, item #186; citing Amherst County Will Book 4, page 338, online page 34.
  11. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 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.

Fleming Turner1

M, #2776, b. between 1781 and 1794
RelationshipNephew of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner2 b. c 1710, d. b 12 Jun 1801
MotherSarah Spencer d. b 30 Nov 1827
Last Edited27 Aug 2021
     Fleming Turner was born between 1781 and 1794, son of Stephen Turner and Sarah Spencer. Approximate year of birth is based on the fact he had to be under 21 in 1801 to require Guardian's bond and the ages in the 1810 and 1820 census. However, this is very late for his father Samuel, who would've been in his early to mid-seventies.

     On 29 April 1799, he is named in his father's will of this date.1

     On 19 October 1801, John Turner was appointed Guardian of Fleming Turner, with his brother, Samuel Turner, as well as John as security in the amount of $4,000 in Amherst County, Virginia.3,4

     On 11 December 1805, he was a witness to the will of Howard Bacon of Albemarle which was proven on Dec. 1807.5

     On 12 April 1808, a Fleming Turner acquired a marriage bond with Jane Clark, daughter of John Clark at Orange County, Virginia. The witnesses were Thos. Wells and Edmund Clark. The bondsman was Thos Well Jr. The minister who performed the marriage was George Bingham. Given the unusual name "Fleming," I find it hard to believe this is not the man.6

     There are two possibilities for him in the 1810 census, both in Albemarle County.

     In December 1836, his name appeared as security for the marriage of Jane M. Turner and John T. Lindsay in Shelby County, Tennessee. There is no will or administration for him in that county, and it is not known when or where he died.

     I do not have this Jane Turner or John Lindsay in my database. I am unable to find anything (marriage, census, or death records) about this man as of 20 Jan 2021.7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1810as Fleming, with two free white males 26 thru 44 (one of which is himself); two free white females under 10; and, one free white female 16 thru 25 (presumably his wife). Three slaves were enumeratedFredericksville, Albemarle County, Virginia8
1810as Flemmen, with two free white males 26 thru 44 (one of whom was himself); one free white female under 10; two free white females 16 thru 25. Three slaves were enumeratedMilton, Albemarle County, Virginia9
1820could this be he? with two free white males under 10; one free white male 26 thru 44; three free white females under 10; one free white female 10 thru 15; and one free white female 26 thru 44. Slaves: two males under 14; four males 14 thru 25; two males 26 thru 44; three females under 14; one female 14 thru 25; and two females 26 thru 44. One person was engaged in AgricultureNew Canton, Buckingham County, Virginia10

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, 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
  2. [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.
  3. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Fleming Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 337. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCRJ?cat=279608
  4. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 367; citing Will Book 4, page 337.
  5. [S6280] "Albemarle County, Virginia Records: Will Books 4, 5, and 6, 1798-1820," images, filmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Daughters of the American Revolution ( Washington D.C.image 63 of 1055 ), entry for Fleming Turner, 1805, Will Book 4, page 30 : accessed 21 Sep 2020. Abstracted by Albemarle Chapter, Genealogical Records Committee, DAR, 1967.
  6. [S2264] Vogt, John and Kethley Jr., T. William, compiler. Virginia Historic Marriage Register: Orange County Marriages, 1747-1850 (Athens: The Iberian Press, 1984), page 127.
  7. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 28 . 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.
  8. [S6007] "1810 United States Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 20 Jan 2021, entry for Fleming Turner, 1810, Fredericksville, Albemarle, Virginia; citing roll 66, page 210, line 13, FHL microfilm 181,426, image 27 of 30; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  9. [S6007] "1810 U. S. Census," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Flemmen Turner, 1810, Milton, Albemarle, Virginia; citing roll 66, page 182, line 22, FHL microfilm 181,426, image 1 of 2.
  10. [S3850] 1820 United States Federal Census, Fleming Turner, 1820, New Canton, Buckingham, Virginia; citing page 110, NARA roll M33_132, line 24, image 5 of 54, unknown cd5 29 Jan 2021 household; digital image, Ancestry.com (access through subscription); citing National Archives microfilm M33.

Francis W. Spencer Turner1,2

M, #2777, b. before 1780, d. before 28 June 1852
RelationshipNephew of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner3 b. c 1710, d. b 12 Jun 1801
MotherSarah Spencer d. b 30 Nov 1827

Family

Mary E. Harris b. c 1785
Children
Last Edited27 Aug 2021
     
Mystery Francis Turner References

     I found the following references to a Francis Turner, but none of the following can refer to this Francis W. S. Turner. I cannot find another man to whom these references can refer.

     On 11 Aug 1768, an indenture was made between Henry Wakefield and a Francis Turner. In the indenture, Francis pays £90 for 369 acres on the branches of Linches Creek, a branch of Rockfish River. This date cannot be correct for this to be the right Francis W. S. Turner. This has to be a different man because Stephen's son required a guardian in 1801.4

     On 22 Oct 1776, a Francis Turner signed the Petition of Dissenters of Albemarle, Amherst, and Buckingham. The petition to the Delegates & Representatives of Virginia in Convention assembled in the City of Williamsburg stated that its signers "Desire nothing more, with regard to Religious Matters, than that every Religious Denominations mayt stand on an equal footing, be supported by themselves, Independent of each other." This has to be a different man because Stephen's son required a guardian in 1801.5

     On 8 Oct 1782, a Francis Turner, of St. Ann, County of Albemarle was paid £27, 10 shillings current money by Charles Massie for a certain tract of land being part of a tract commonly known by the name of Henry Wakefield, Jr.s entry in the county. Francis and his wife, Elizabeth, signed the indenture. She appeared in Court to reliquish her right of dower. This has to be a different man because Stephen's son required a guardian in 1801.6

     On 8 Mar 1787, Francis and his wife, Elizabeth, sold to Nathaniel Harlow, also of Albemarle County, for £308, a tract of land containing 286 acres in Albemarle County on the waters of Rockfish Linchyes Creek. Elizabeth appeared in Court to relinquish her right of dower. This has to be a different man because Stephen's son required a guardian in 1801.7
     Francis W. Spencer Turner was born before 1780, son of Stephen Turner and Sarah Spencer. He evidently was the youngest son of Stephen and Sarah and, perhaps, named for William Spencer. He and his brother Fleming were still minors in 1801 when their father died.8

     On 29 April 1799, he is named in his father's will of this date.1

     On 19 October 1801, Samuel Turner was appointed guardian of Francis W. Turner, orphan of Stephen Turner, with his brother John as security in the amount of $4,000. This means Francis was under the age of 21, making him born before 1780.9,10,8

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

     Francis W. Spencer Turner married Mary E. Harris on 11 March 1811 in Cumberland County, Virginia.11,12

     On 15 August 1811, Francis W. S. Turner conveyed to Jos. C. Cabell 50 acres near Warminster and joins grantee on northeast for $104. Plat by Ro. Shields to JC, 24 Jul 1820. Boundard lines both; Fluvanna River - - 17.5 acres. Witnesses: Ro. Shields; Jas. Vigus, Jr; W. C. Maupin; Wm. J. Robertson. Plat at Nelson County, Virginia.13

     On 24 April 1815, Francis W. S. Turner and Reuben B. Patteson were bonded in the sum of $4,000 on behalf of Francis who had been appointed Inspector of Tobacco at Swan Creek Warehouse in Nelson County, Virginia.14

     Francis W. Spencer Turner left a will dated on 10 June 1841 in Nelson County, Virginia. In his will, he names his "beloved wife Mary E. Turner; his daughter Jane R. Carter, wife of William H. Carter; son, William A. Turner; son, Joseph H. Turner; and son, Francis S. Turner. His friend, N. F. Cabell, was named Trustee for daughter, Sarah F. Cu[unreadable], and children. Executors were William A. Turner, Francis S. Turner and Joseph H. Turner. H. B. Scott, Samuel Scott and Isham T. Smith were witnesses.11

     In 1850, he was not enumerated with his wife who was head of household, so, one would presume he had died, except his will was not probated until 1852.

     Francis W. Spencer Turner died before 28 June 1852.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 28 Feb 2019.11

     His estate was probated on 28 June 1852 in Nelson County, Virginia.11

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1810with one free white male 16 thru 25 (himself) and six slavesCampbell Township, Richmond County, Virginia15
1820with three free white males under 10; one free white male 26 thru 44 (himself); two free white females under 10; one free white female 26 thru 44 (presumably his wife). Slaves enumerated were: two males under 14; two males 14 thru 25; two males 26 thru 44; two females under 14; one female 14 thru 25; one female 26 thru 44 for a total of ten slaves. Five people were engaged in agricultureNelson County, Virginia16
1830with one free white male between 5 and 10; two free white males between 10 and 15; one free white male between 40 and 50 (himself); two free white females between 15 and 20; one free white female between 40 and 50 years of age. Slaves were one male under 10; two males between 10 and 15; one female under 10; and two females between 24 and 36 - a total of sixNelson County, Virginia17

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, 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
  2. [S234] "Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850," database, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 7 Nov 2020, entry for F. W. Spencer Turner and Mary Harris, 1811. Provides one of his middle names.
  3. [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.
  4. [S924] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Deeds of Amherst County, Virginia, 1761-1807, and Albemarle County, Virginia, 1748-1763 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1979), page 2, citing Albemarle Deed Book No. 5, pages 3-5.
  5. [S3063] "Virginia Legislative Papers: From the Originals in the Virginia State Archives, Petition of Dissenters of Albemarle, Amherst and Buckingham, Oct 22nd, 1776", Virginia Magazine of History and Biography vol. 18, no. 2 (April 1910): pages 140-142.
  6. [S2322] Sparacio, Ruth & Sam, abstractors. Virginia County Court Records: Albemarle County, Virginia Deeds, 1780-1783 (McLean: The Antient Press, 1997), pages 71- 72, citing Deed Book 8, pages 23-24.
  7. [S2322] Sparacio. Albemarle Co., VA Deeds, 1780-1783, pages 72-73; citing Deed Book 8, page 24.
  8. [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 32 T Wills, item #186; citing Amherst County Will Book 4, page 338, online page 34.
  9. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 367; citing Will Book 4, page 338.
  10. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Francis W. Turner entry, Will Book 4, page 337. Direct Link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCRJ?i=523&cat=279608
  11. [S1356] Nelson County, Virginia Will Books, vols. J-K, 1851-1859, FHL Film 0,032,718, microfilm of original records at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston, Virginia, Francis W. S. Turner will, Will Book J, page 156.
  12. [S234] "VA Comp. Marr., 1740-1850," database, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., entry for F. W. Spencer Turner and Mary Harris, 1811.
  13. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 24; citing Deed Book 1, page 347.
  14. [S6289] "Nelson County, Virginia, Will Book A, 1808-1818," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Francis W. S. Turner, 1815, page 430, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P4-XZB4?i=275&cat=382866, accessed 1 Nov 2020.
  15. [S6007] "1810 United States Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 7 Nov 2020, entry for Francis W S Turner, 1810, roll 70, page 731, line 5, FHL Microfilm 282,430, image 13 of 20; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  16. [S3850] 1820 United States Federal Census, Francis W. S. Turner, 1820, Nelson, Virginia; citing page 199, line 25, image 10 of 12, unknown cd5 24 Sep 2019 household; digital image, Ancestry.com (access through subscription); citing National Archives microfilm M33.
  17. [S683] "1830 United States Federal Census," Nelson County, Virginia, Roll 196, page 124, images 57 and 58, line 11, Francis 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.
  18. [S5984] "Nelson County Obits and Marriages Extracts Copied from the "Henley Marriage & Obituary Index"", email at e-mail address, contributed by Debra Miller, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/nelson/vitals/vitextr1.txt , uploaded 21 Sep 2019, citing Daily Richmond Whig, page 3, column 2.

Elizabeth Turner1,2

F, #2778
RelationshipNiece of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner3 b. c 1710, d. b 12 Jun 1801
MotherSarah Spencer d. b 30 Nov 1827
Last Edited27 Aug 2021
     Elizabeth Turner and James Stephens obtained a marriage bond on 25 November 1785 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Benjamin Powell as security and Wm. Loving as witness.4,2

     On 29 April 1799, she is named Eliz. Stephens in her father's will of this date.1

     There were only two men enumerated in the 1810 census in Amherst (or nearby counties): James Stephens in Buckingham County and James Stephen in Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia. Unfortunately, it is impossible to ascertain if one of these men was this particular man.

     I cannot find her on her own in a census enumeration either in 1810 or 1820.

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, 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
  2. [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 James Stevens and Elizabeth Turner, 1785, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NCXT .
  3. [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.
  4. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR77-S14, entry for James Stevens and Elizabeth Turner, 25 Nov 1785; citing Amherst County, Virginia, reference P 25; FHL microfilm 30,273, accessed 5 Aug 2016).

Sarah Turner1

F, #2779, b. between 1771 and 1780, d. before 1850
RelationshipNiece of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner2,3 b. c 1710, d. b 12 Jun 1801
MotherSarah Spencer4 d. b 30 Nov 1827

Family

John Stevens b. bt 1761 - 1771, d. b 1850
Child
Last Edited27 Aug 2021
     Sarah Turner was born between 1771 and 1780, daughter of Stephen Turner and Sarah Spencer.5 She was also known as Sally.4,3

     Sarah and John Stevens obtained a marriage bond on 18 September 1797 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Teresha Turner as Surety and Jno. Loving and Wm. Barret as witnesses. Sally was Terisha's sister.4,3

     John Loving, who made an oath that John Stevens was 21, gave consent to the marriage on 18 September 1797.6,7

     Stephen Turner, father of the bride, gave consent to the marriage on 18 September 1797. Sally's brother, Terisha, was a witness to this consent.6,8

     On 29 April 1799, she is named Sally Stephens in her father's will of this date.1

     Sarah Turner was living with John Stevens and Sally (her daughter) in Nelson County, Virginia when she made her will in Nelson County, Virginia.4

     On 23 February 1825, 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. in Nelson County, Virginia.4

     On 23 February 1825, she is named in her mother's will of this date, as are her husband and son.4

     Sarah Stevens died before 1850 because she was not enumerated in the census.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830presumably as the free white female 50 thru 59Nelson County, Virginia5
1840presumably as the free white female 60 thru 69Nelson County, Virginia9

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, 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
  2. [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.
  3. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 13 Oct 2020), entry for John Stevens and Salley Turner, 1797, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-NCKY .
  4. [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.
  5. [S5986] "1830 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Jan 2021, entry for John Stevens, 1830, Nelson, Virginia; citing series M10, roll 196, page 123, line 19, FHL microfilm 29,675, image; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  6. [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.
  7. [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. This is not listed on the marriage register.
  8. [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.
  9. [S6008] "1840 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Jan 2021, entry for John Stevens, 1840, Nelson, Virginia; citing roll 569, page 76, line 15, FHL microfilm 29,690, image 67 of 86, National Archives and Records Administration.
  10. [S6179] "Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Jan 2021, entry for John Stevens, 1860, Nelson County, FHL microfilm 32,734.

Nancy Turner1

F, #2780, b. before 1775
RelationshipNiece of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner2,3 b. c 1710, d. b 12 Jun 1801
MotherSarah Spencer d. b 30 Nov 1827

Family

John Tindall b. b 1775
Last Edited27 Aug 2021
     Nancy Turner was born before 1775, daughter of Stephen Turner and Sarah Spencer.4

     Nancy and John Tindall obtained a marriage bond on 18 November 1798 in Amherst County, Virginia, with John Stevens as security and S. Garland, Tirsha Turner, John Turner, and William Crawford as witnesses. On the bond, John is described "of Buckingham County." I suspect the John Stevens was either his brother-in-law (ID#2839) or his brother-in-law's father.3

     On 18 November 1798, Stephen Turner, Nancy's father, witnessed the marriage bond of his daughter, Nancy, and John Tindall in Amherst County, Virginia. He seems quite elderly to be doing this, but the bond states he is her father, not brother.3

     On 29 April 1799, she is named Nancy Tindall in her father's will of this date.1

     I cannot find anything further on either John or Nancy as of 30 May 2021.

Citations

  1. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, 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
  2. [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.
  3. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 13 Oct 2020), entry for John Tindall and Nancy Turner, 1798, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-NZH7 .
  4. [S3850] 1820 United States Federal Census, John Tindal, 1820, New Canton, Buckingham, Virginia; citing Roll M33_132, page 129, line 8, image 24 of 54, unknown cd5 5 Dec 2020 household; digital image, Ancestry.com (access through subscription); citing National Archives microfilm M33.