John Tindall1

M, #2781, b. before 1775

Family

Nancy Turner b. b 1775
Last Edited30 May 2021
     John Tindall was born before 1775.2

     John and Nancy Turner 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

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

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820with one free white male under 10; one free white male 10 thru 15; one free white male 16 thru 25; one free white male 45 and over (himself); one free white female under 10; two free white females 10 thru 15; and one free white female 26 thru 44 (presumably his wife). Slaves: six males under 14; six males 14 thru 25; one male 26 thru 44; nine females under 14; three females 14 thru 25; four females 26 thru 44; and one female 45 and over - total of 30 slaves. One person was engaged in agricultureNew Canton, Buckingham County, Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), Also Marriage Bonds of Amherst County. . 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. [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.
  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 .

Elizabeth Hoskins Thomas1

F, #2782, d. before 22 December 1845
FatherJames Thomas2 d. b 25 May 1801
MotherElizabeth Childress

Family

Terisha Turner b. b 1761
Children
Last Edited30 May 2021
     Elizabeth Hoskins Thomas and Terisha Turner 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 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.3

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

     Elizabeth Hoskins Turner left a will dated on 28 February 1843 in Nelson County, Virginia. In her will, Elizabeth, calls herself as the 'relict of Terisha Turner.' She states she is 'old and feeble.' She named her son, Lemuel, executor of her estate, with whom she was living and to whom she left most of her estate. She also names her son Stephen Turner and son-in-law James S. Dillard. The will is signed Elizabeth H. Turner. Witnesses were Alex Brown and Robert D. Brown.4,5

     Elizabeth Hoskins Turner died before 22 December 1845 in Nelson County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 24 Jan 2019.4

     Her estate was probated on 22 December 1845 in Nelson County, Virginia. Lemuel Turner and Spotswood Garland were bonded in the amount of $1,000 on her estate on 25 Dec 1845.4,5

     On 26 January 1846, the division of Elizabeth H. Turner's property was returned and recorded by the court at Nelson County, Virginia. Legatees were Stephen Turner, Elisha Peters, Mrs. Dillards' trustees, trustees of Saml and Wm. Turner and Jno Turner's trustees.

Citations

  1. [S102] Ricks, Joel. Amherst County Marriage Bonds, 1753-1853 (Salt Lake City: [copied by Joel Ricks for the Genealogical Society of Utah], 1936), page 121.
  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 Terisha Turner and Elizabeth Thomas, 1780, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NCZF .
  3. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 26 . Citing Nelson County Deed Book 4, page 44. 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.
  4. [S1353] Nelson County, Virginia Will Books vols. E-G, 1835-1847, FHL Film 0,032,717, microfilm of original records at the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston, Virginia, Elizabeth Turner will, Will Book G, page 194.
  5. [S6316] "Nelson County, Virginia Will Book G, 1844-1847," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Elizabeth Turner, 1845, pages 194-195, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9P4-X3VC?i=119&cat=382866, accessed 1 Nov 2020.
  6. [S6106] "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRMG-9BN, entry for Lemeul Turner, 1878, Nelson County, accessed 15 May 2020) Images only a available at a Family History Center or FamilySearch affiliate library.

Sarah Farrar Spencer1

F, #2783, b. between 1766 and 1774
FatherWilliam Spencer d. b 22 Feb 1812

Family

Samuel Turner b. b 1756, d. b 17 Aug 1829
Children
Last Edited26 Jun 2021
     Sarah Farrar Spencer was born between 1766 and 1774, daughter of William Spencer. This is only a probable date.

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

     On 22 February 1812, the heirs of William Spencer, who died intestate, agreed to divide his property.3

     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.4

Citations

  1. [S1827] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee, compiler. Amherst County, Virginia Heritage (United States: Walsworth Publishing Co., c1997), page 238 provides middle name.
  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. [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.
  4. [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.
  5. [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.
  6. [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.

John F. Turner1,2

M, #2784, b. 30 April 1798, d. 11 October 1880
RelationshipGrandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherSamuel Turner3 b. b 1756, d. b 17 Aug 1829
MotherSarah Farrar Spencer b. bt 1766 - 1774

Family

Sarah A. Tryall b. 5 Jul 1798, d. 13 Mar 1881
Children
Last Edited11 Apr 2021
     Untangling the Turner families in Pike County, Missouri is not for the faint of heart. I am not completely satisfied with my work so far particularly when so many of the relationships on based solely on indirect evidence. But, I have made a start.

     First of all, there were four Turner families who originally immigrated to Pike County. The first was John Turner, a native of Maryland and thus no relative to any of the Virginia Turners who came later. John moved to Missouri in 1811 more than 20 years before the first Terisha Turner settled in Pike County. John had two sons and five daughters. During the time of serious Native American trouble, the family first moved into the fort at Fort Buffalo and then went to St. Louis where they remained until returning in 1818. This information comes from the first of my sources: The History of Pike County, Missouri, published in 1883 when Alexander was still living. One has to be careful in not confusing all these families.

     Terisha Turner, son of Henry and Rachel (Stovall) Turner and the grandson of "Ole" Terisha, was enumerated in Nelson County in 1830, but by Dec 1835 was purchasing land in Pike County. I suspect he came earlier than that as it was customary to make improvements in land. Terisha immigrated with his brothers: George Stovall Turner, Stephen Berry Turner and James S. Turner. This Terisha left no will and I've been unable so far to find an estate settlement naming his chilren, but indirect evidence leads me to believe that he had at least four children: Lorenzo D., George H., Mary, and William B. Turner. Some of this evidence is not as clear as I would like so I consider some of these children provisional (Mary, for example).

     Shortly thereafter, Terisha Turner (ID#925), son of William and Sarah (Lyon) Turner, also a grandson of "Old" Terisha, joined him. The families were closely connected with each other. Stephen brought his children: Julia Ann, Sarah Jane, Susannah (Susan), David H., George F., John C. and Thomas Turner, with him. He had two subsequent children in Missouri: Eliza V. and Robert C. Turner.

     That the families were close is demonstrated by the fact that George S. Turner took on the guardianship of this Terisha when he evidently became of "unsound mind." Whereas the 1850 census described him as "insane", I suspect he may have been suffering from dementia.

     Although I had originally studied the cited history in a local library, it now is available online. When I began studying it again in Sep 2020 I realized there was a third family from the Albemarle/Amherst/Nelson County Turners living in Pike County. According to the history book previously cited, John F. Turner, born 1798 in Amherst County, Virginia, immigrated to Missouri in 1838, settling on what was known as the Minor place. He spent only one year there before purchasing the Paxton farm 2.5 miles west of Prairieville. John moved to Louisiana in Pike County in 1845 for better schools. He served as postmaster and also kept a public house to entertain travelers. He died in Louisiana 27 Oct 1880, with his wife dying Mar 1881. The history is primarily written about his son, Alexander, born in 1835 in Virginia, who became a merchant and was still living when this history was published in 1883.

     The John F. Turner in the above paragraph was the son of Samuel Turner (b1767-b1829) and Sarah Farrar Spencer. This Samuel was the son of Stephen Turner, the man most researchers believe to have been 'Old' Terisha's brother. I have not studied this family in depth, but do have some information. For some reason, it has not been as widely followed in family histories, or at least I am unaware of them. I also had great-grandson of 'Old' Terisha who was born the same year, but did not have a middle initial. I initially confused him with Samuel and Sarah Turner's son. I have added only the direct line from Sarah F. Turner backward, rather than adding all the siblings because I have not researched Stephen's line as thoroughly as I have 'Old' Terrisha's.

     Because all the Family History Library microfilm of Nelson County, Virginia, court and deed records are locked and, therefore, only available at affiliated libraries all of which are closed due to the pandemic, I cannot use these records for verification at this time.

     It is my hope that someone reading this may be a descendant and be able to shed more light into what I've uncovered so far.4,1
     John F. Turner was born on 30 April 1798, son of Samuel Turner and Sarah Farrar Spencer, in Amherst County, Virginia. His date of birth was calculated from his age at death of 82 years, 4 months and 6 days.5

     John and Sarah A. Tryall obtained a marriage bond on 19 November 1822 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Cornelius Powell as security and B. Davies and Pleasant Mallory as witnesses.6,5,2

     On 29 July 1829, Samuel Turner's will does not mention a wife so she may have predeceased him. It names E. A. Cabell, Jr. and P. C. Cabell, as trustees for Mary D. Turner, daughter of my son, Jno (John). The division of three tracts is shown as:
          1. James River into three tracts and Tye land into three; plat on 282,204 acres;
          2. Mansion house tract on Tye; 699 acres.
          3. Luck Mt. 264 acres. Luck Mt. was not so valuable, but has compensations. James River tract shows lines of Geo. Staples, Jas. Dillard, Mundy, Chas. S. - -.
          Children and legatees: William S., Jno. R., Saml, and Nathan Turner, Jno Dillard who married Nancy Turner, Edwd. A. Cabell as trustee of Stephen Turner, Peyton Keith as guardian of Jeff. Turner; Lot 1 or upper river tract to Nathaniel Turner; middle tract drawn by Jno Dillard; lower river to Saml. Turner; mansion house by Peyton Keith as guardian of Jefff. Turner; middle mansions tract to Jno. F. Turner; Tye River to Edwd. A. Cabell as trustee of Stephen Turner; Luck Mt. drawn by Wm. S. Turner, November 9, 1829. Henry H. Watts, Jno. Dillard, St., Lindsey Coleman. Next plat of James banks about two miles below Staples; Mill and directly at upper end of Dillard's Island; joins Geo. Staples, Jas. Dillard, Chas. Mundy. Plat -- all in Amherst County except small portion of northeast corner in Nelson; both sides Tye and Camp Creeks. Joins Edwd. A. Cabell, Peyton Keith, Terisha Turner, Jno. Dillard, Mrs. Sophia Crawford. Luck Mt; head br. of Horsley and south border of Buffaloe. Joins Jno Flood, Jno. Burks, Godfrey Toler, Wm. Dempsey, Benj. Sandidge, deceased -- about 1 1/2 miles from Buffaloe Springs. Executors were William Turner and John Turner, sons, and son-in-law John Dillard. Witnesses were Jas. Powell, Peyton Keith, and Lucy R. Spencer.7,8,9

     On 29 July 1829, he is named one of the executors in his father's will of this date. However, his father later names a Jno. R. as a son, so I'm puzzled.3

     On 16 November 1829, he received the "middle mansion tract" in his father's will of this date.3

     On 15 February 1830, a Guardian's Bond was issued to a Jas. F. Turner and Nathan Turner, February 15, 1830, for Jas. R. Turner as guardian of his infant daughter, Mary Turner at Amherst County, Virginia. Nathan is John F.'s brother. I do not have a Jas. F. or Jas. R. in my database, nor do I have a James who fits in the right period.10

     On 12 May 1830, Samuel B. Turner conveyred to Jno. F. Turner for $1,000 a tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Amherst on James River, being the same land being alloted to him by his fathers will, laid off by commissioners the said land bounded by John Dillar(d) on the west, by James River on the south, by Charles Monday on the East and North in Amherst County, Virginia.11

     On 17 July 1837, According to the deposition of Warner Jones, M. D., Nathan H. Turner called upon William Woodroof and James W. Keith to witness his oral will two hours before his death. In his oral will he stated that his wife was to have everything; at her death, it was to go to the children. Eliza. Turner qualified as administrator. Bondsmen were Warner Jones, William S. and John F. Turner.12

     In 1838, John immigrated to Missouri (along with a number of other Turners) and settled on what is known as the Minor place where he stopped one year. John had the following children: Alexander, born 1835; F. N. S., Stephen J., Daniel F., Mary J., Mrs. J. Shaw, Mrs. Ella Nolto (probably the daughter enumerated as Archella) and S. H. Turner.1

     On 15 August 1840, at a meeting of the Democrats of Pike, in the town of Bowling-Green, for the purpose of organizing for the coming contest in November, it was resolved that the Chairman appoint a central corresponding committee for the whole county, to consist of five members to have the power to fill all vacancies that may occur as necessary. In Cuivre Township, Jno. F. Turner was among those named.13

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     On 6 March 1845, John F. Turner purchased from Joseph Paxton and Paulina his wife for $2,400 a tract of land on the waters of the Cuivre River of about 400 acres at Pike County, Missouri.14

     On 3 January 1850, John F. purchased for $200 a tract of land in the northwest quarter of Section No. 21, Township No. 52 Range 1 west from Seaton Hamlet and Elizabeth his wife at Pike County, Missouri.15

     On 4 December 1851, the minors (Sophia Turner, Virginia Turner and William Turner) of Nathan Turner decd., late of Virginia, under the age of 14 came to Court to select their Guardian, John F. Turner, their uncle. A bond of $12,000 was set with Stephen B. Turner, Benjamin Jacobs and Henry H. Wisdom as security in Pike County, Missouri.16

     On 14 January 1852, David and Maria C J McAlister conveyed to George B. Turner and John F. Turner for the sum of $30, a lot of ground in the city of Louisiana known as Plat 371 in Pike County, Missouri.17 John F. Turner witnessed the marriage of Thomas Buchanon and Sophia Turner on 16 April 1856 at his home at Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri.18

     John F. Turner died on 11 October 1880 at age 82 in Riverview Cemetery, Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri,19 and was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri.19

     On 18 November 1880, Alexander Turner was bonded as the executor of the last will and testament of John F. Turner at Pike County, Missouri.20

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830with one free white male under 5; one free white male 30 thru 39 (himself); three free white females under 5 and one free white female 20 thru 29 (his wife). Slaves enumerated: three males under 10; one male 24 thru 35; five females 24 thru 34 and two females 36 thru 54Amherst County, Virginia21
185051 years of age. Also living in his household were Mary Jane Shaw, age 25, born in Virginia and Jesse Webb, age 4, born in MissouriCuivre Township, Pike County, Missouri22
Farmer with real estate valued at $4,50022
186060 years of ageLouisiana, Pike County, Missouri23
Farmer with real estate valued at $6,000 and personal property worth $2,00023
187072 years of ageLouisiana, Pike County, Missouri24
188081 years of age. Also living within his household were his widowed daughter, Mary, age 52; Norton Turner, age 6, his grandson; and, a servant, Ernest Turner, Mulatto, age 10Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri25
Farmer25

Citations

  1. [S6277] The History of Pike County, Missouri - An Encyclopedia of Useful Information, and a Compendium of Actual Facts, digital image, (Mills & Company, Des Moines, Iowa: 1883); digitized by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, accessed 13 Sep 2020), entry for Alexander Turner son of John F. Turner, 1835, pages 873-874 There were multiple contributors to this book but no specific author. To see it, go to Missouri, Pike, click on online records and click on History. The actual address is too long for me to use.
  2. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 14 Oct 2020), entry for John F. Turner and Sally Tryall, 1822, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NZ2Y .
  3. [S112] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 7-9 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Samuel Turner will entry, Will Book 7, page 274.
  4. [S6277] Hist. of Pike Co., MO, originally published by Mills & Company, John Turner, 1811, page 630, accessed 13 Sep 2020.
  5. [S6277] Hist. of Pike Co., MO, originally published by Mills & Company, John F. Turner, 1835, pages 873-874, accessed 13 Sep 2020.
  6. [S102] Ricks, Joel. Amherst County Marriage Bonds, 1753-1853 (Salt Lake City: [copied by Joel Ricks for the Genealogical Society of Utah], 1936), page 120.
  7. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Samuel Turner will entry, Will Book 7, pages 274, 281.
  8. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 370; citing Will Book 7, page 274.
  9. [S6304] "Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 7, 1827-1830," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: (Provo, Utah), entry for Samuel Turner, 1829, page 274-276 : accessed 29 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9P7-SQFV?i=162&cat=279608 .
  10. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Jas. R. Turner guardian bond entry, Will Book 7, page 327.
  11. [S6488] "Amherst County, Virginia Deed Book T, 1829-1832," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Samuel B Turner to Jno. F. Turner, 12 May 1830, page 136, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLD-1QMN-4?i=109&cat=282807, accessed |5 Mar 2021).
  12. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Nathaniel Turner will entry, Will Book 9, page 344.
  13. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 24 Sep 2020, entry for Jno. F. Turner, 1840, Salt River Journal (Bowling Green, Missouri), issue of 22 Aug 1840, page 3, image 3 of 4.
  14. [S6275] "Pike County, Missouri, Deed Books H-I, 1841-1846, " images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( Provo, Utah), entry for John F. Turner, 1845, Deed Book H, pages 279-280, images 142-143 of 672: accessed 13 Sep 2020.
  15. [S6274] "Pike County, Missouri, Deed Books L-M, 1849-1852, " images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( Provo, Utah), entry for John F. Turner and Seaton & Elizabeth Hamlet, 1850, Deed Book L, page 414, image 214 of 637: accessed 13 Sep 2020.
  16. [S6269] "Missouri Probate Records, 1750-1998: Pike, 1851-1859, vol. A-B," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah), entry for John F. Turner, Guardian, 4
    Dec 1851; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LM-HLNT?i=67&wc=QZ9D-7JW%3A1328677201%2C1328689902&cc=2399107 : image 68 of 695, accessed 4 Sep 2020.
  17. [S6274] "PIke Co., MO Deed Bks. L-M, 1849-1851," FamilySearch, David & Maria C J McAlister to George B. and John F. Turner, 1852, Deed Book M, page 451, accessed 25 Sep 2020.
  18. [S5085] "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch.org: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WPMK-153Z, entry for Thomas Buchanon and Sophia Turner, 16 Apr 1856, Louisiana, Pike County. No. 511, accessed 30 Nov 2020).
  19. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 13 Sep 2020, memorial page for John F Turner (1798-1880) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Ethan Colbert, maintained by Mike Pratt; citing Riverview Cemetery, Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri.
  20. [S6366] "Pike County, Missouri Probate Records, 1875-1916," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9LM-CVN5?i=423&wc=QZ9D-3TT%3A1328677201%2C1328689182&cc=2399107 ), entry for John F. Turner, 1880, Pike County, vol. 9, page 328, image 424 of 729 : accessed 1 Dec 2020.
  21. [S5986] "1830 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 17 Nov 2020, entry for Jno Turner, 1830, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 194, page 503, line 25, FHL Microfilm 29,673, image 25 of 80; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  22. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 21 Sep 2020, entry for John F Turner, 1850, Cuivre, Pike, Missouri; citing roll 409, page 171A, family 143, image 12 of 40; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  23. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 14 Jan 2021), John Turner, 1860, Louisiana, Pike, Missouri; citing page 258, family 788, FHL microfilm 803,639.
  24. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Sep 2020, entry for Jno F Turner, 1870, Louisiana, Pike, Missouri; citing roll 798, page 200A, family 19, FHL Microfilm 552,297, image 3 of 92; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  25. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 48 of 86 ), entry for John Turner, 1880, Louisiana, Pike, Missouri; citing roll 709, page 494D, family 432, accessed 21 Sep 2020.
  26. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR7Q-1NB, entry for Y. N. S. Turner and S. F. Turner, 30 Aug 1855; citing Amherst Co., Virginia, reference Mar Reg 2 p 7; FHL microfilm 30,311, accessed 18 Aug 2016). This is only an index so I do not know why he's shown as Y. N. S..
  27. [S6295] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1854-1900," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 19 Oct 2020, entry for F. N. S. Turner and S. F. Turner, 1855, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-FCDV .

William Spencer Turner1,2

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

Family

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Census and Occupation

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

Citations

  1. [S112] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 7-9 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Samuel Turner will entry, Will Book 7, page 274.
  2. [S6459] Daughters of the American Revolution, compiler. DAR Lineage Book, 163 (Washington, D. C.: NSDAR, 1921), accessed 18 Feb 2021, Miss Virginia Rosser, DAR #162821, page 248, image 250 of 340. Provides full middle name. However, this lineage is suspect because Miss Rosser mistakenly states Samuel Turner (1758-1847) received a pension in 1833 for his Revolutionary War experience. William's father, Samuel, died in 1829 as proven by his probate. Available online at Ancestry.com.
  3. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M88G-QWG ), entry for William Turner, 1850, Amherst county, part of, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing family 720, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), accessed 24 Sep 2020.
  4. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Samuel Turner will entry, Will Book 7, pages 274, 281.
  5. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 370; citing Will Book 7, page 274.
  6. [S6304] "Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 7, 1827-1830," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: (Provo, Utah), entry for Samuel Turner, 1829, page 274-276 : accessed 29 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9P7-SQFV?i=162&cat=279608 .
  7. [S412] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton. Marriages of Amherst County, Virginia 1801-1854 (Amherst: B.F.Davis, 1965), page 18 C; citing original Register, page 307.
  8. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 15 Oct 2020), entry for William S. Turner and Frances Jane Cheatwood, 1829, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-N87R?i=594 .
  9. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for William S. Turner and Frances Jane Cheetwood, 1829, accessed 16 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-N8VS?i=748 and https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-N8LB?i=751.
  10. [S6488] "Amherst County, Virginia Deed Book T, 1829-1832," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Samuel B Turner to Jno. F. Turner, 12 May 1830, page 136, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLD-1QMN-4?i=109&cat=282807, accessed |5 Mar 2021).
  11. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Nathaniel Turner will entry, Will Book 9, page 344.
  12. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for Jesse T. Wood and Mary I. Woodroof, 1843, accessed 18 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NZ8S?i=672.
  13. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 371; citing Will Book 13, page 31.
  14. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 371; citing Will Book 13, page 32.
  15. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 372; citing Will Book 13, page 82.
  16. [S5986] "1830 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 17 Nov 2020, entry for Wm S. Turner, 1830, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 194, page 500, line 10, FHL Microfilm 29,673, image 19 of 80; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  17. [S6295] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1854-1900," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 19 Oct 2020, entry for F R Roper and Ann Maria Turner, 1854, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-F85F .
  18. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 43 of 43 ), entry for Frances Turner, 1880, Temperance, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 1353, page 291C, family 363, accessed 22 Sep 2020.
  19. [S6281] "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:QVRW-MR9W, entry for Lewis Emmitt Turner, 20 Feb 1925; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing , Amherst, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 22 Sep 2020).

Nathaniel H. Turner1

M, #2786, b. between 1801 and 1810, d. 19 June 1837
RelationshipGrandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherSamuel Turner2 b. b 1756, d. b 17 Aug 1829
MotherSarah Farrar Spencer b. bt 1766 - 1774

Family

Elizabeth P. Woodroof b. c 1810, d. b 1855
Children
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     Nathaniel H. Turner was born between 1801 and 1810, son of Samuel Turner and Sarah Farrar Spencer.1 He was also known as Nathan H.2,3

     On 19 July 1829, he is named in his father's will of this date and is to inherit Lot 1 or the upper river tract. He was unmarried in 1829 at the time of his father's death.2

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

     On 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 in Amherst County, Virginia.7,8

     On 15 February 1830, a Guardian's Bond was issued to a Jas. F. Turner and Nathan Turner, February 15, 1830, for Jas. R. Turner as guardian of his infant daughter, Mary Turner in Amherst County, Virginia.9

     Nathaniel H. Turner and Elizabeth P. Woodroof obtained a marriage bond on 24 October 1831 in Amherst County, Virginia, John Dillard as security.10,11

     On 24 October 1831, William R. Woodroof, Guardian of Eliza, witnessed the marriage bond.11

     Nathaniel H. Turner died on 19 June 1837 in Amherst County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.12

     Nathaniel H. Turner left a will dated on 17 July 1837. According to the deposition of Warner Jones, M. D., Nathan H. Turner called upon William Woodroof and James W. Keith to witness his oral will two hours before his death. In his oral will he stated that his wife was to have everything; at her death, it was to go to the children. Eliza. Turner qualified as administrator. Bondsmen were Warner Jones, William S. and John F. Turner.12

     His estate was probated after 17 July 1837 in Amherst County, Virginia.12

     On 15 January 1838, his estate was inventoried at a value of $3,933.25 (worth $81,811.29, in 2011 $) and this value was accepted.13

     On 4 December 1851, the minors (Sophia Turner, Virginia Turner and William Turner) of Nathan Turner decd., late of Virginia, under the age of 14 came to Court to select their Guardian, John F. Turner, their uncle. A bond of $12,000 was set with Stephen B. Turner, Benjamin Jacobs and Henry H. Wisdom as security at Pike County, Missouri.14

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830as Nathanl H with only one free white male 20 through 29Amherst County, Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S5986] "1830 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 17 Nov 2020, entry for George Turner, 1830, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 194, page 499, line 19, FHL Microfilm 29,673, image 17 of 80; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  2. [S112] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 7-9 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Samuel Turner will entry, Will Book 7, page 274.
  3. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 15 Oct 2020), entry for Nathan H. Turner and Eliza P. Woodroof, 1831, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-ND3Y?i=602 . Adds the middle initial to his name.
  4. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Samuel Turner will entry, Will Book 7, pages 274, 281.
  5. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 370; citing Will Book 7, page 274.
  6. [S6304] "Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 7, 1827-1830," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: (Provo, Utah), entry for Samuel Turner, 1829, page 274-276 : accessed 29 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9P7-SQFV?i=162&cat=279608 .
  7. [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 35 T Wills, item #202; citing Amherst County Will Book 7, page 271, online page 37.
  8. [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.
  9. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Jas. R. Turner guardian bond entry, Will Book 7, page 327.
  10. [S412] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton. Marriages of Amherst County, Virginia 1801-1854 (Amherst: B.F.Davis, 1965), page 8 T; citing original Register, page 315.
  11. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for Nathan H. Turner and Eliza P. Woodroof, 1831, accessed 15 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-ND3Y?i=602.
  12. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Nathaniel Turner will entry, Will Book 9, page 344.
  13. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Nathaniel Turner will entry, Will Book 9, page 378.
  14. [S6269] "Missouri Probate Records, 1750-1998: Pike, 1851-1859, vol. A-B," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah), entry for John F. Turner, Guardian, 4
    Dec 1851; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LM-HLNT?i=67&wc=QZ9D-7JW%3A1328677201%2C1328689902&cc=2399107 : image 68 of 695, accessed 4 Sep 2020.
  15. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 371; citing Will Book 13, page 31.

Samuel B. Turner1,2,3

M, #2787, b. 1802, d. 15 November 1890
RelationshipGrandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherSamuel Turner1 b. b 1756, d. b 17 Aug 1829
MotherSarah Farrar Spencer b. bt 1766 - 1774

Family

Edith E. Evans b. c 1804, d. b 4 Jun 1880
Children
Last Edited23 Jul 2021
     Samuel B. Turner was born in 1802, son of Samuel Turner and Sarah Farrar Spencer, in Amherst County, Virginia.4

     Samuel married Edith E. Evans. I cannot find a marriage record in Virginia or elsewhere as of 11 May 2021. In addition, I have studied each page of the Amherst County Marriage Register from 1768-1900 without finding this marriage. The marriage registers of Nelson County are all locked and can only be viewed after the pandemic in a FamilySearch-affiliated library.5

     On 29 July 1829, Samuel Turner's will does not mention a wife so she may have predeceased him. It names E. A. Cabell, Jr. and P. C. Cabell, as trustees for Mary D. Turner, daughter of my son, Jno (John). The division of three tracts is shown as:
          1. James River into three tracts and Tye land into three; plat on 282,204 acres;
          2. Mansion house tract on Tye; 699 acres.
          3. Luck Mt. 264 acres. Luck Mt. was not so valuable, but has compensations. James River tract shows lines of Geo. Staples, Jas. Dillard, Mundy, Chas. S. - -.
          Children and legatees: William S., Jno. R., Saml, and Nathan Turner, Jno Dillard who married Nancy Turner, Edwd. A. Cabell as trustee of Stephen Turner, Peyton Keith as guardian of Jeff. Turner; Lot 1 or upper river tract to Nathaniel Turner; middle tract drawn by Jno Dillard; lower river to Saml. Turner; mansion house by Peyton Keith as guardian of Jefff. Turner; middle mansions tract to Jno. F. Turner; Tye River to Edwd. A. Cabell as trustee of Stephen Turner; Luck Mt. drawn by Wm. S. Turner, November 9, 1829. Henry H. Watts, Jno. Dillard, St., Lindsey Coleman. Next plat of James banks about two miles below Staples; Mill and directly at upper end of Dillard's Island; joins Geo. Staples, Jas. Dillard, Chas. Mundy. Plat -- all in Amherst County except small portion of northeast corner in Nelson; both sides Tye and Camp Creeks. Joins Edwd. A. Cabell, Peyton Keith, Terisha Turner, Jno. Dillard, Mrs. Sophia Crawford. Luck Mt; head br. of Horsley and south border of Buffaloe. Joins Jno Flood, Jno. Burks, Godfrey Toler, Wm. Dempsey, Benj. Sandidge, deceased -- about 1 1/2 miles from Buffaloe Springs. Executors were William Turner and John Turner, sons, and son-in-law John Dillard. Witnesses were Jas. Powell, Peyton Keith, and Lucy R. Spencer.6,7,8

     On 29 July 1829, he is named in his father's will and was to inherit the "lower river tract.1

     On 12 May 1830, Samuel B. Turner conveyred to Jno. F. Turner for $1,000 a tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Amherst on James River, being the same land being alloted to him by his fathers will, laid off by commissioners the said land bounded by John Dillar(d) on the west, by James River on the south, by Charles Monday on the East and North at Amherst County, Virginia. Witnesses: Payton Keith, William S Turner and John (his mark) Profitt.3

     On 18 November 1850, Samuel B. Turner provided security for the marriage bond of Sarah Ann Turner, his daughter, and Roland S. Bias at Amherst County, Virginia.9,10

     There were four children enumerated in the 1860 census within Samuel B. Turner's household which appear to be his grandchildren: L D (Lutcher Dudley), age 6; Virginia, age 3; Amanda, age 3; and, Bettie, age 3/12. Bettie was not enumerated on the 1870 census. In 1880, Louana, age 22; and, Mildred, age 20 were enumerated, but I am not sure if they are Virginia and Amanda????11

     Samuel B. Turner died on 15 November 1890 in Pedlar, Amherst County, Virginia,

     I am unable to find a will or estate administration for him as of 6 Nov 2020,12,13 and was buried in Turner Cemetery, Pedlar, Amherst County, Virginia.14

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185048 years of ageEastern District, Amherst County, Virginia15
Farmer with real estate valued at $2,00015
1860as S. B. and 60 years of age. His son, Samuel, his wife and children were also living in Samuel's householdAmherst Court House District, Amherst County, Virginia16
Farmer with real estate valued at $7,000 and personal property worth $2,80016
187068 years of age. Also enumerated in his household were: Luther P. Turner, age 15 (FindaGrave has him as Letcher Dudley Turner (1854-1941), son of Samuel Parmenas Turner who was the son of Samuel B. and Editha Evans Turner, as well as listing his sister as Sarah Ann Turner Bias, noting he died before the 1870 census); Virginia Turner, age 14; Anna Turner, age 12 and Charles Turner, age 2. These children seem too young to be children of Samuel and Edith. In 1880, he is again listed as 67 years of age with his previously listed children: Maria, Caroline and Margaret (listed as a daughter-in-law); as well as a listed son, Dudley, age 15; Louana, age 22; Mildred, age 20; and Charles, age 13, but all are listed as MulattosPedlar Township, Amherst County, Virginia5
Farmer with real estate valued at $2,148 and personal property worth $1155
188067 years of age, but he is indexed as Mulatto. In looking at the original page, I think he is listed as White, but his heretofore known children: Maria; Caroline; daughter-in-law, Margaret; along with her children: Dudley, a son age 25; Louana, age 22, Mildred, age 20 and Charles, age 13 are all listed as Mulatto. There is no sign of Editha.Pedlar Township, Amherst County, Virginia17

Citations

  1. [S112] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 7-9 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Samuel Turner will entry, Will Book 7, page 274.
  2. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRZR-HP2, entry for Samuel Turner and S. J. Foster, 12 Dec 1809; citing Lovingston, Nelson, Virginia, reference p 2, FHL microfilm 32,734, accessed 24 Dec 2012).
  3. [S6488] "Amherst County, Virginia Deed Book T, 1829-1832," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Samuel B Turner to Jno. F. Turner, 12 May 1830, page 136, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLD-1QMN-4?i=109&cat=282807, accessed |5 Mar 2021).
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Oct 2020, memorial page for Samuel B. Turner (1802-1890) at memorial page... Maintained by Joel Hager; citing Turner Cemetery, Pedlar, Amherst County, Virginia.
  5. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFLX-Q8V ), entry for Samuel Turner, 1870, Pedlar, Amherst, Virginia; citing page 28, family 228, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 553,132, accessed 31 Oct 2020.
  6. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Samuel Turner will entry, Will Book 7, pages 274, 281.
  7. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 370; citing Will Book 7, page 274.
  8. [S6304] "Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 7, 1827-1830," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: (Provo, Utah), entry for Samuel Turner, 1829, page 274-276 : accessed 29 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9P7-SQFV?i=162&cat=279608 .
  9. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 16 Oct 2020), entry for Rowland Byas jr. and Sarah Ann Turner, 1850, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-N8RX?i=710 .
  10. [S2515] "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NMZX-VLC, entry for Emma Stagg, 15 Jul 1946; citing Cabell, West Virginia, County Records, 7894, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 1,983,809, accessed 26 Oct 2020)Emma's death certificate names her mother as Sarah Turner and father as R. S. Bias. Images available at partner site.
  11. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 9 Mar 2021), S B. Turner, 1860, Amherst Court House, Amherst, Virginia; citing page 412, family 1363.
  12. [S6292] "Amherst County, Virginia Death Register, 1853-1896," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( Provo, Utah: accessed 31 Oct 2020), entry for Sam B. Turner, 1890, at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=393422&lifeEvent=102899&rmsId=TH-267-11122-64214-91&imageIndex=182&singleView=true.
  13. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Samuel B. Turner (1802-1890) at memorial page.... The DNA analysis Mr. Hager mentions is not actually DNA analysis, but only a family tree.
  14. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Samuel B. Turner (1802-1890) at memorial page....
  15. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 9 May 2021, entry for Samuel B Turner, 1850, Eastern, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 933, page 100b, family 416, image 56 of 161; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  16. [S5784] "1860 Census," S B. Turner, 1860, Amherst Court House, Amherst, Virginia; citing page 412, family 1363, accessed 9 Mar 2021 at ( ancestry.comimage 184 of 196 ).
  17. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 12 of 56 ), entry for Samuel Tunner (Turner), 1880, Pedlar, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 1353, page 214D, family 113, accessed 9 Mar 2021.
  18. [S5959] "1850 Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, entry for Samuel B Turner, 1850, Eastern, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 933, page 100b, family 416, image 53 of 161.

Jefferson Daniel Turner1,2

M, #2788, b. circa 1810
RelationshipGrandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherSamuel Turner1 b. b 1756, d. b 17 Aug 1829
MotherSarah Farrar Spencer b. bt 1766 - 1774

Family 1

Mary Watts Cheatwood b. c 1815
Children

Family 2

Frances Jane Cheatwood b. c 1811, d. 25 Jan 1890
Last Edited19 Apr 2021
     Jefferson Daniel Turner was born circa 1810, son of Samuel Turner and Sarah Farrar Spencer, in Virginia.3

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

     On 29 July 1829, he is named in his father's will of this date at which time he was unmarried.1

     On 16 November 1829, when his father's will was probated, he inherited the 'mansion house' under the guardianship of Peyton Keith.1

     Jefferson and Mary Watts Cheatwood obtained a marriage bond on 13 October 1832 at Amherst County, Virginia, with Jonas Pierce as security and Sophia H. Woodroof as witness.7,8

     Jefferson married Frances Jane Turner, daughter of Daniel Cheatwood and Frances Philips, in Amherst County, Virginia. After Frances' husband, William S. Turner's, death, she married his brother, Jefferson Daniel Turner, who had been married to a Mary Watts Cheatwood, daughter of Francis Cheatwood, possibly a cousin of Frances'.

     I have been unable to find a marriage record for them as of 4 Feb 2021.9

     I have been unable to find a death record for him as of 4 Feb 2021.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185040 years of age and living close to his brother, William S. TurnerEastern District, Amherst County, Virginia3
Farmer with real estate valued at $5,0003
186048 years of age and living in his sister, Sarah, and brother-in-law, Fayette Turner's householdAmherst County, Virginia10
Farmer with real estate valued at $5,000 and personal property worth $16,11411
187058 years of ageTemperance Township, Amherst County, Virginia12
Farmer with real estate valued at $2,500 and personal property worth $55012
188069 years of age. Also living in his household was in son and daughter-in-law, daughter and a Black servant, Louis Blare, age 19Temperance District, Amherst County, Virginia13
Farming13

Citations

  1. [S112] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 7-9 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Samuel Turner will entry, Will Book 7, page 274.
  2. [S305] Boxley, Mary Frances, compiler. Gravestone Inscriptions in Amherst County, Virginia (Amherst: Amherst Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1985), page 174. His middle name is shown on the tombstone of his daughter Julia A. Turner.
  3. [S6007] "1810 United States Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 22 Sep 2020, entry for Jefferson D Turner, 1850, Eastern, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 933, page 123B, family 724, image 99 of 161; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  4. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Samuel Turner will entry, Will Book 7, pages 274, 281.
  5. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 370; citing Will Book 7, page 274.
  6. [S6304] "Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 7, 1827-1830," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: (Provo, Utah), entry for Samuel Turner, 1829, page 274-276 : accessed 29 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9P7-SQFV?i=162&cat=279608 .
  7. [S412] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton. Marriages of Amherst County, Virginia 1801-1854 (Amherst: B.F.Davis, 1965), page 7 T; citing original Register, page 319.
  8. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 15 Oct 2020), entry for Jefferson D. Turner and Mary w. Cheatwood, 1832, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NZN8?i=606 .
  9. [S6106] "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X51H-ZYS, entry for Frances J. Turner, 1890, accessed 15 May 2020) Images only a available at a Family History Center or FamilySearch affiliate library.
  10. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 22 Sep 2020), Jeffener D Turner, 1860, Amherst, Virginia; citing page 276, family 353, FHL Microfilm 805,332. I read it as Jefferson D.
  11. [S5784] "1860 Census," Jeffener D Turner, 1860, Amherst, Virginia; citing page 276, family 353, FHL Microfilm 805,332, accessed 22 Sep 2020 at ( ancestry.comimage 48 of 196 ).
  12. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 26 Feb 2021, entry for Jefferson D Turner, 1870, Temperance, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll M593_1633, page 562B, family 284, FHL microfilm 553,132, image 38 of 87; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  13. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 38 of 43 ), entry for Jefferson D. Turner, 1880, Temperance, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 1353, page 288B, family 321, accessed 3 Feb 2021.
  14. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR7Q-1NB, entry for Y. N. S. Turner and S. F. Turner, 30 Aug 1855; citing Amherst Co., Virginia, reference Mar Reg 2 p 7; FHL microfilm 30,311, accessed 18 Aug 2016).
  15. [S6295] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1854-1900," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 19 Oct 2020, entry for F. N. S. Turner and S. F. Turner, 1855, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-FCDV .
  16. [S6048] "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 19 Apr 2021, entry for Mrs. Anna J. Turner, 24 Feb 1926, Temperance District, Amherst County, Stamped 2683, image 164 of 637.
  17. [S1827] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee, compiler. Amherst County, Virginia Heritage (United States: Walsworth Publishing Co., c1997), page 238.
  18. [S6281] "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:QVRW-DL4B, entry for Julila Askew Turner, 24 Mar 1928; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing , Amherst, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, accessed 29 Sep 2020).
  19. [S6295] "Amherst Co., VA Marr. Reg., 1854-1900," entry for James Keith and M. Ellen Turner, 1867, accessed 21 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-F8H9.

Stephen Turner1

M, #2789, b. circa 1792, d. 20 July 1870
RelationshipGrandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherSamuel Turner1,2 b. b 1756, d. b 17 Aug 1829
MotherSarah Farrar Spencer2 b. bt 1766 - 1774

Family

Martha F. Watts b. c 1812
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     Stephen Turner was born circa 1792, son of Samuel Turner and Sarah Farrar Spencer, in Amherst County, Virginia.2

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

     On 29 July 1829, he is named in his father's will of this date and was underage. But, if he was underage in 1829, he had to have been born after 1808!1

     On 16 November 1829, when his father's will was probated, he inherited the 'Tye river tract' from his father under the trusteeship of Edward A. Cabell.1

     Stephen and Martha F. Watts obtained a marriage bond on 8 March 1843 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Jesse T. Wood as security and David Appling as witness.6 The Marriage Return was received by the court on 8 March 1843.7

     I am unable to find either of them in the 1850 census as of 6 Dec 2020.

     Stephen Turner left a will dated on 5 January 1857 in Amherst County, Virginia. Stephen Turner, in his will named his wife Martha F., formerly Watts; friend, James D. Watts to administer, with witnesses Francis A. Blair and David Appling. The codicil, undated, was written because he had surved Jas. D. Watts and Francis A Blair. Codicil witnesses were H. E. Smith, R. C. Appling. The codicil directed that his wife administer his estate. Henry Smith qualified. Bondsmen: Jno. W. and Philip Pleasants, Jas. W. Pleasants, Jas. N. Pryor, Danl. H. Rucker, Jno R. Cunningham.

     An inventory of his estate was recorded in Dec 1870 in the sum of $347.00 by Jno. W. Pleasants, Jno. R. Cunningham, and Louis P. Pleasants; the carryover amount brought the total value to $498.50. This was recorded 13 Jan 1871.8

     Stephen Turner died of Dropsy (Edema) on 20 July 1870 in Amherst County, Virginia.2

     His estate was probated on 19 December 1870 in Amherst County, Virginia.9

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186065 years of ageAmherst County, Virginia10
Farmer with real estate valued at $3,000 and personal property worth $5,81910

Citations

  1. [S112] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 7-9 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Samuel Turner will entry, Will Book 7, page 274.
  2. [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.
  3. [S112] Amherst Co., VA Will Bks 7-9, 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, Samuel Turner will entry, Will Book 7, pages 274, 281.
  4. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 370; citing Will Book 7, page 274.
  5. [S6304] "Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 7, 1827-1830," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: (Provo, Utah), entry for Samuel Turner, 1829, page 274-276 : accessed 29 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9P7-SQFV?i=162&cat=279608 .
  6. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 18 Oct 2020), entry for Stephen Turner and Martha Watts, 1843, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NZ88?i=668 .
  7. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for S Turner to M Watts, 1843, accessed 19 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-N8NX?i=769.
  8. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 370; citing Will Book 18, pages 32-33, 42.
  9. [S592] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Wills 1761-1865, page 370 citing pages 32-33, 42 in Will Book 18.
  10. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 24 Jan 2021), Stephen Turner, 1860, Amherst, Virginia; citing page 347, family 887, FHL microfilm 805,332.

Nancy Farrar Turner1

F, #2790, b. 1793, d. 17 October 1878
RelationshipGrandniece of Terisha Turner
FatherSamuel Turner2,3,4 b. b 1756, d. b 17 Aug 1829
MotherSarah Farrar Spencer3 b. bt 1766 - 1774

Family

John Dillard b. 11 Jan 1795, d. 1858
Children
Last Edited31 May 2021
     Nancy Farrar Turner was born in 1793, daughter of Samuel Turner and Sarah Farrar Spencer, in Amherst County, Virginia.5,6

     Nancy and John Dillard obtained a marriage bond on 27 June 1815 at Amherst County, Virginia, with Jonathan P. Hardwick as security and James S. Dillard and Wm. T. Turner as witnesses.7,8

     On 27 June 1815, Samuel Turner, Nancy's father, witnessed the marriage bond of his daughter, Nancy, and John Dillard in Amherst County, Virginia.4

     Nancy Farrar Turner married John Dillard, 20, son of Captain James Dillard and Jane Starke, on 27 June 1815 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Wm. Wright, Minister, officiating who filed a return.9,7,4

     On 29 July 1829, she is named Nancy Dillard in her father's will of this date with her husband named one of its three executors.2

     Nancy Farrar Dillard died of Pneumonia on 17 October 1878 in Amherst County, Virginia. Her son, J. D. A Dillard was the informant on the Death Register.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 28 Feb 2019.10,11

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186063 years of age. Also living in her household were Mary E Jones, 16; Jno J Jones, 19; and Thos N F Dilllard. She is living immediately adjacent to her unmarried son, WilliamAmherst County, Virginia12
Farmer with real estate valued at $25,000 and personal property worth $40,00012

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S112] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 7-9 1827-1838, FHL Film 0,030,277, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Samuel Turner will entry, Will Book 7, page 274.
  3. [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 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, at unknown cd3.
  4. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 14 Oct 2020), entry for John Dillard and Nancy Turner, 1815, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-ND49 .
  5. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 24. Says she was born in 1795.
  6. [S6292] "Amherst Co., VA Death Reg., 1853-1896," FamilySearch, Nancy F. Turner, 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. Gives her age at death as well as her place of birth.
  7. [S412] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton. Marriages of Amherst County, Virginia 1801-1854 (Amherst: B.F.Davis, 1965), page 12 D; citing original Register, page 240.
  8. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for John Dillard and Nancy Turner, 1815, accessed 14 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-ND49. The bond does not mention the minister or the return.
  9. [S96] Vogt, John and Kethley Jr., T. William. Albemarle County Marriages 1780-1853, II (Athens: Iberian Publisning Company, 1991), ?:240.
  10. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 24. Gives a date of 1866 which is completely wrong.
  11. [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. The Death Register says she was 85 years of age.
  12. [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:M4B1-JFP ), entry for Nancy Dillard, 1860, Amherst, Virginia; citing page 136, family 1012, FHL Microfilm 805,332, accessed 3 Dec 2020.
  13. [S6295] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1854-1900," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 19 Oct 2020, entry for Stephen T. Dillard and Sallie I. Dillard, 1858, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-F8Z1 .
  14. [S6295] "Amherst Co., VA Marr. Reg., 1854-1900," entry for Willis H Dillard and Mariah W. Lyon, 1861, accessed 20 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-FZYZ.