Mary J. Turner1,2

F, #2792, b. circa 1828, d. 2 August 1893
RelationshipGreat-grandniece of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn F. Turner1 b. 30 Apr 1798, d. 11 Oct 1880
MotherSarah A. Tryall b. 5 Jul 1798, d. 13 Mar 1881

Family

Jesse W. Shaw d. 11 Jun 1850
Child
Last Edited23 May 2021
     Mary J. Turner was born circa 1828, daughter of John F. Turner and Sarah A. Tryall, in Virginia.3

     On 29 July 1829, she is named in her grandfather, Samuel Turner's, will of this date as the daughter of John Turner. In the will, he names E. A. Cabell, Jr. and P. C. Cabell as trustees for Mary.1

     Mary married Jesse W. Shaw on 19 December 1844 in Pike County, Missouri.4

     On 24 April 1886, Alexander Turner's will names his sisters, Mary J. Shaw, Ella Norton, Sallie Turner. He appointed his friend R. Flelark as his executor in Pike County, Missouri.2

     Mary J. Shaw died on 2 August 18935 and was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186033 years of age and living in her father's household with her sonLouisiana, Pike County, Missouri6
1870as Mary Shaw, 44 years of age and living immediately adjacent to her father's household. Also living in her household were her two sisters, Sallie A. and Ella F., as well as a black servant, Lucy Lewis, age 17Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri7
1880as Mary Skan (Shaw) 52 years of age, widowed and living in her father's household with her four year old sonLouisiana, Pike County, Missouri3

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. [S6367] "Pike County, Missouri Wills, 1883-1987, vol. 11," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99LM-C9YS?i=141&wc=QZ9D-7J1%3A1328677201%2C1328689802&cc=2399107 ), entry for A. Turner, 1888, page 223-224, image 142-143 of 362 : accessed 1 Dec 2020.
  3. [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.
  4. [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:WPML-RQMM, entry for Jessee W Shaw and Mary Turner, 19 Dec 1844; citing Marriage, Pike, Missouri, United States, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City; FHL microfilm 007514148, accessed 1 Dec 2020).
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 1 Dec 2020, memorial page for Mary J. Turner Shaw (?-1893) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Ethan Colbert, maintained by Ethan Colbert; citing Riverview Cemetery, Louisiana, Pike County, MIssouri.
  6. [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.
  7. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Sep 2020, entry for Mary J Shaw, 1870, Louisiana, Pike, Missouri; citing roll 798, page 200A, family 20, FHL Microfilm 552,297, image 3 of 92; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Susan A. Rives1

F, #2793, b. circa 1834
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherThomas C. Rives1 b. 4 Nov 1790, d. 27 Feb 1870
MotherMary B. Collins1 b. 6 Jan 1796, d. 16 Sep 1886
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited16 Oct 2019
     Susan A. Rives was born circa 1834, daughter of Thomas C. Rives and Mary B. Collins, in Kentucky.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185016 years of ageChristian County, Kentucky1

Citations

  1. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 16 Oct 2019, entry for Thomas Reeves, 1850, Christian, Kentucky; citing page 375B, family 258, image 21 of 137; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.

Captain James Dillard1,2

M, #2794, b. 29 October 1755, d. 4 April 1832
FatherJames Dillard3 b. 15 Oct 1727, d. 24 Aug 1794
MotherMary Ann Hunt3 b. 28 Apr 1734, d. 26 Aug 1784

Family

Jane Starke b. 12 Dec 1759, d. 3 Sep 1843
Children
Last Edited10 Dec 2020
     Captain James Dillard was born on 29 October 1755, son of James Dillard and Mary Ann Hunt, in Buckingham County, Virginia Colony.1,2,3,4

     Captain James Dillard began military service in February 1776 by enlisting "as a Cadet in Capt. Samuel J. Cabell's Company of Riflemen. The same year he was appointed Lt. in Capt. James Franklin's Company of Infantry, belonging to the 10th Virginia Regiment on the Continental Establishment."5

     After February 1776, "'owing to Capt. Franklin's resignation in 1777, his command devolved on me, which office I filled for six months.' On November 28, 1809, Col. Samuel J. Cabell testified that 'Capt. James Dillard joined my company of Riflemen as a Cadet in the month of Feb., 1776, after which he was appointed a Lieut. in Capt. James Franklin's Co. of Infantry belonging to the 10th Virginia Regiment on Contl. Estabmt. and commanded by Col. Edward Stevens and I do further certify that the sd. Capt. Dillard acted as Commandant of a Company for several months whilst I was Brigade Inspector to the Brigade to which the 10th Virginia Regiment was attached.1,5'

     Captain James Dillard, 26, married Jane Starke, 22, on 3 April 1782.1,3

     On 10 February 1806, James Dillard witnessed the marriage bond of his daughter, Nancy Wiatt Dillard, with Moses Phillips at Amherst County, Virginia.6

     In 1815, this is probably the James Dillard who owned land in the James River Valley in Amherst County, Virginia.7

     On 27 June 1815, Captain James Dillard, father of the groom, witnessed the marriage bond of John Dillard and Nancy Farrar Turner at Amherst County, Virginia.8,9

     On 4 January 1817, James Dillard witnessed the marriage bond of his daughter, Elizabeth Dillard, with James P. Anderson at Amherst County, Virginia.10

     On 28 August 1828, he "applied for a pension due him for his service in the Revolutionary War, under the act of 15 May 1828 and 15 Dec 1829 sent additional proof of his service:
Amherst Court House of Virginia
15th Dec, 1829.
Sir,
     Received your favor under date of 27th of November, 1828, and mark its contents as to its long delay and am much surprised when you inform me the Books of the War Department does not corroborate with my declaration and claim under the above Act. It might be expected they would not be perfect but did not supposed they would have been so much lacking as through your information I believe they are.
     I now say that I know of no cause why they should not correspond with my declaration and claim under the above Act.
     I should regret very much to think after serving my country through the war of the Revolution, that I should dishonor myself by sending forward a declaration and claim under the above Act that I was not legally, but honorably entitled to under the above Act.
     I did not know when I sent forward my claim that further proof would be necessary as I fully expected the Books of the War Department kept in time of that war would have justified my declaration and claim under the above Act. Agreeable to your advice I now send you the Deposition of Moses Wright, one of my old and reputable soldiers who enlisted with me when I was a Lieut. and also a certificate from the Virginia Land Office showing that I had drawn my bounty land as a Capt. in the Continental Line, which I hope will prove satisfactorily my service and rank in that Army. You will please write on to Amherst Court House, Virginia, as heretofore. The branch of the United States Bank in the City of Richmond, Virginia, is the most convenient to me.
     Hope you will write on as soon as convenient if I am to receive anything for my youthful service. Now at the age of seventy four can expect to enjoy it but a short time.
     My hand has got very unsteady - fear you will hardly read it.
     I am, Sir,
     Respectfully your Obedient serv't.,
     James Dillard

Hon. Richard Rush,
Secretary of Treasury
Washington,
     Jan. 20, 1829, Moses Wright, Buckingham Co., Va., testified that he enlisted under Capt. James Dillard of Amherst, fofr 3 years, when he joined the 10th Va. Regt. commanded by Col. Edward Stevens. Feb. 5, 1810, a Warrant was issued to James Dillarde for 4000 acres of land as Capt. Contl. Line. Capt. james dillard d. April 4, 1832. His widow, Jane Dillarde, was allowed pension on her application executed April 7, 1840. She d. Sept. 3, 1843. April 7, 1840, Mrs. Mary London, of Amherst Co., Va., aged 89, testified she had lived in the county 67 or 68 years and became acquainted with Mrs. Jane Dillard in the spring of 1782. In March, 1782, she had seen the sd. James Dillard, decd., recruiting men in sd. county for the U. S. service in the Revolutionary War. They were married in Hanover Co., and moved to Buckingham Co., 1782 and in 1784 or '85 , returned to Amherst Co., Va., where they lived together until his death. April 8, 1840, Micajah Pendleton, aged 82, Nelson Co., testified he was a guest at the infare which took place at the home of the bride's father, Major John Starke, in Hanover Co., 1782; the same year they moved to Buckingham Co., and thence to Amherst Co., Va. . . .11 "

     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.12,13

     Captain James Dillard died on 4 April 1832 at age 76 in Amherst County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.1,2,14,4

Citations

  1. [S205] Daughters of the American Revolution. Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Book, 100 (Washington: Daughters of the American Revolution, 1939), DAR ID Number: 99882 of Miss Mary Dillard Larkin.
  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 98.
  3. [S109] Sweeny, Leonora Higginbotham. Amherst County, Virginia in the Revolution 1773-1782, Including Extracts from the "Lost Order Book" (c1951; reprint Greenville: Southern History Press, Inc., 1998), page 124.
  4. [S6296] "U. S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970," index and images, Ancestry. com Operations, Inc., (Provo, Utah) accessed 21 Oct 2020, entry for Col. James Dillard, 1791-1866, National No. 72382; State No. 1631, Virginia Society.
  5. [S109] Sweeny. Amherst Co., VA in the Revolution, page 122.
  6. [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 Moses Phillips and Nancy Wiatt Dillard, 1806, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-NCBD .
  7. [S2202] Ward, Robert G. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazateer), One (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1997), page 33.
  8. [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.
  9. [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.
  10. [S6294] "Amherst Co., VA Marriage Reg., 1763-1853," FamilySearch, entry for James P. Anderson and Elizabeth Dillard, 1817, accessed 14 Oct 2020), at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NZPD.
  11. [S109] Sweeny. Amherst Co., VA in the Revolution, page 122-124.
  12. [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.
  13. [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 271-272 : accessed 29 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9P7-SQNH?i=161&cat=279608 .
  14. [S109] Sweeny. Amherst Co., VA in the Revolution, page 123.
  15. [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.

Jane Starke1,2,3,4

F, #2795, b. 12 December 1759, d. 3 September 1843

Family

Captain James Dillard b. 29 Oct 1755, d. 4 Apr 1832
Children
Last Edited10 Dec 2020
     Jane Starke was born on 12 December 1759. She was allegedly the daughter of Joseph Stark, brother of Geeneral John Stark, a ccording to the Sons of the American Revolution membership application.2,4,5

     Jane Starke, 22, married Captain James Dillard, 26, son of James Dillard and Mary Ann Hunt, on 3 April 1782.2,4

     On 7 April 1840, she was allowed a pension for her husband's service in the Revolutionary War, after Mary Turner London swore under oath that Jane had been married to Capt. Dillard.6

     Jane Dillard died on 3 September 1843 at age 83.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 10 May 2019.2,4

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. [S205] Daughters of the American Revolution. Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Book, 100 (Washington: Daughters of the American Revolution, 1939), DAR ID Number: 99882 of Miss Mary Dillard Larkin.
  3. [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 98.
  4. [S109] Sweeny, Leonora Higginbotham. Amherst County, Virginia in the Revolution 1773-1782, Including Extracts from the "Lost Order Book" (c1951; reprint Greenville: Southern History Press, Inc., 1998), page 124.
  5. [S6296] "U. S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970," index and images, Ancestry. com Operations, Inc., (Provo, Utah) accessed 21 Oct 2020, entry for Col. James Dillard, 1791-1866, National No. 72382; State No. 1631, Virginia Society.
  6. [S109] Sweeny. Amherst Co., VA in the Revolution, page 123.

Samuel Turner Dillard

M, #2796, b. circa 1819
RelationshipGreat-grandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn Dillard b. 11 Jan 1795, d. 1858
MotherNancy Farrar Turner b. 1793, d. 17 Oct 1878
Last Edited3 Dec 2020
     Samuel Turner Dillard was born circa 1819, son of John Dillard and Nancy Farrar Turner, in Virginia.1

     On 13 December 1838, Samuel Turner Dillard, the bride's brother, witnessed the marriage bond of Ann H. Dillard and Martin Webb at Amherst County, Virginia.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186041 years of age and living immediately adjacent to his mother, NancyAmherst County, Virginia1
Farmer with personal property worth $7,0001

Citations

  1. [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-JFG ), entry for Saml T Dillard, 1860, Amherst, Virginia; citing page 136, family 1011, FHL Microfilm 805,332, accessed 3 Dec 2020.
  2. [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 Martin Webb and Ann H. Dillard, 1838, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-N8SW?i=640 .

Ann H. Dillard1

F, #2797, b. circa 1823
RelationshipGreat-grandniece of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn Dillard b. 11 Jan 1795, d. 1858
MotherNancy Farrar Turner b. 1793, d. 17 Oct 1878

Family

Martin Webb b. c 1804
Last Edited3 Dec 2020
     Ann H. Dillard was born circa 1823, daughter of John Dillard and Nancy Farrar Turner, in Virginia.2

     Ann H. Dillard and Martin Webb obtained a marriage bond on 13 December 1838 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Charles E. Davidson as security and Samuel Dillard as witness.1

     Ann H. Dillard married Martin Webb on 13 December 1838 in Amherst County, Virginia. A certificate of marriage on this date by Gabriel Walker, Minister, is appended to the bond.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186037 years of ageAppomattox County, Virginia2

Citations

  1. [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 Martin Webb and Ann H. Dillard, 1838, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-N8SW?i=640 .
  2. [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:M413-QNK ), entry for Martin Webb, 1860, Appomattox, Virginia; citing page 47, family 354, FHL Microfilm 805,332, accessed 3 Dec 2020.

James L. Turner1

M, #2798, d. 28 January 1823
RelationshipGrandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1 b. b 1761
MotherElizabeth Hoskins Thomas d. b 22 Dec 1845

Family

Sarah Campbell b. c 1785
Children
Last Edited11 Dec 2020
     On 26 January 1792, his grandmother, Lucy Thomas Nevil Childress, made a bequest of £100 for his schooling and willed him a Negro woman, a feather bed and furniture, and a bay mare. The will was probated on September 9, 1795 in Amherst County, Virginia.2

     In 1801, Samuel Turner vouched for the legal age of his nephew, James L. Turner.3

     James L. Turner and Sarah Campbell obtained a marriage bond on 12 March 1801 in Amherst County, Virginia, with S. Garland as security and Joseph Loving, Richard Waugh (Sarah's brother-in-law), and Saml. Turner as witnesses.4 James' uncle, Samuel Turner, declared him to be 'of the age of twenty-one or upward' on March 12, 1801, the date of his marriage bond.5 All I saw on the marriage register was 'consent of' with no further language, but the bond may say differently. It should be noted that FamilySearch has indexed this with Samuel Turner being James' father which is incorrect. I believe Samuel was James' uncle.6,7,8
     Saml. Turner gave consent to the marriage on 12 March 1801 at Amherst County, Virginia.9,10

     Between 10 July 1811 and 2 January 1823, Botetourt County records contain deeds, dating from July 10, 1811 to January 2, 1823, in which James L. Turner appears as a Trustee of property to secure debts between various individuals.11

     Although the deed record microfilm is locked, I have been able to confirm deeds in the Grantor Index for 1812 between James L. Turner and Jacob Sheets in Deed Book 10, page 605. A deed between James L. Turner and Thomas Dodd in 1813 in Deed Book 11, page 103. A deed between James L. Turner and Geo. H. Trenor, in Deed Book 11, page 484. And, strangely enough a deed between Jas L. Turner (presumably his estate) and Francis Graves in 1824 in Deed Book 16, page 3?4.

     In the Grantee Index, I found him in a deed with Jas L Turner and Richard Bryan, Deed Book 10, 535 in 1811 and in 1813 with John McIver in Deed Book 11, page 27 In 1820, he had a deed with Benj. Newman in Deed Book 14, page 570. Also in 1820 with Morris Floyd, in Deed Book 14, page 476 and with Jno. C. Griffin on page 515. In 1822, a deed with Edward D Jones, in Deed Book 15, page 349.12,13

     He performed his Military Service between 1812 and 1814 by serving in Col. James Cartmill's Reg't as a private during War of 1812. He was a sergeant in Capt. Robt. Kyle's Co. of Virginia Militia in 1813. He served in Capt. Hamilton's Co. in 1814.14,15

     In April 1812, he purchased several lots on the north side of Main Street in Fincastle for $750 (worth $7,161.72 in 1998$) at Botetourt County, Virginia.

     James and Sarah sold land for $1,120 (worth $10,485.14 in 1998$) in February 1813.16

     On 8 January 1813, in his father-in-law, Laurence Campbell's, will, written this date Campbell wrote " to my daughter Sally Turner one eighth part to her, etc.. . she first paying to my Estate £100 which I am bound to pay for her Husband, James L. Turner which includes a Debt due to David and Jas. Garland." Obviously, his family had suffered financial difficulties. The Panic of 1818 probably didn't help matters.17

     In October 1815, he served as Deputy Sheriff for which he furnished a $10,000 bond (worth $75,816.86 in 1998$) at Botetourt County, Virginia.18

     A letter from his granddaughter says he was a lawyer.11

     Between 1819 and 1820, J. L. Turner worked on the erection of a second Court House at Botetourt County, Virginia.19

     In November 1819, he bought a house and lot at Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia.20

     James L. Turner left a will dated on 23 January 1823 in Botetourt County, Virginia. In his will, he directed his executors 'to pay his debts as soon as profitable firmly believing that the . . . property herein directed to be sold will be adequate to the payment of my Debt. I am consoled at this last period of my life in believing that my Creditors sacrifice my little Estate to the utter ruin and destruction of a helpless family, but that they will await a time when the most can be made of it by which reason alone they can be paid. My Beds, furniture, etc., I request shall be retained for the use of my Family, unless the absolute payment of Debts makes a sale necessary.' The will is brief and mentions only 'my affectionate wife, Sally, and my children' but with the children unnamed.21

     James L. Turner died on 28 January 1823 in Botetourt County, Virginia.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.11

     His estate was probated in April 1823 in Botetourt County, Virginia.22

     On 11 May 1840, he is named in his father's will of this date with his father bequeathing to James L.'s four, unnamed children, $2,000 each (worth $42,978.55 in 2011 dollars).1

     In 1851, for his service in the War of 1812, his widow received 40 acres of bounty land in 1851 and 120 acres of bounty land in 1855.23

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1800on James Montgomery's List for 1800 where he was taxed as one white male over age 21 and on one horse. He is listed beneath his father and grandfatherAmherst County, Virginia24
1811with one horseBotetourt County, Virginia25
1812with one horseBotetourt County, Virginia26
1813with one white male over 16 (himself), one horse and amount of tax of $0.16Botetourt County, Virginia27
1818with two white males over 16, two horses and a tax of $0.36Botetourt County, Virginia28
1819with one white male over 16, two horses and a tax of $0.36Botetourt County, Virginia29
1820with two white males over 16 and three horses with a tax of $0.54Botetourt County, Virginia30
1821with three tithables and a tax of $0.40Botetourt County, Virginia31
1822with two tithables and a tax of $0.27Botetourt County, Virginia32

Citations

  1. [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, Terisha Turner will, Will Book F, pages 152-156.
  2. [S6306] "Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 3, 1786-1800," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Lucy Childress, 1795, page 366-367, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SC69?i=213&cat=279608, accessed 6 Nov 2020.
  3. [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.
  4. [S412] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton. Marriages of Amherst County, Virginia 1801-1854 (Amherst: B.F.Davis, 1965), page 8 C, citing page 150.
  5. [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.
  6. [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).
  7. [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 James L. Turner and Sally Campbell, 1801, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XF-NZX9 .
  8. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 29. Identifies Richard Waugh as Sarah's brother-in-law.
  9. [S412] Davis. Amherst Co VA Marr 1801-1854, page 8 C; citing original Register, page 150.
  10. [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.
  11. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 30.
  12. [S6371] "Botetourt County, Virginia Deed Index, Grantor M-Z, 1770-1889," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-MSQD-V?i=417&cat=281478, entry for Jas L. Turner, 1812-1823, Botetourt County, image 418 of 882, accessed 4 Dec 2020).
  13. [S6372] "Botetourt County, Virginia Deed Index, Grantee M-Z, 1770-1889," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-MS49-8?i=829&cat=281478, entry for Jas L. Turner, 1812-1823, Botetourt County, image 830 of 882, accessed 4 Dec 2020).
  14. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 29.
  15. [S6374] James L. Turner, Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812 (Washington, D. C.: NARA), Record Group 94, Roll M602_0212; digitized and made available by Fold3, www.fold3.com, accessed 4 Dec 2020 which places him in Pryor's Detachment, Virginia Militia; a second card places him as a sergeant in Flying Camp (McDowell's) Virginia Militia; another card places him as a 2nd Sergeant in the 46th Regiment (Sep 1814), Virginia Militia. There are three, separate cards for him.
  16. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 30. Citing Deed Book 10, page 605, but which I have not independently verified.
  17. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 48; citing Will Book 5, page 535.
  18. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 30. Citing Botetourt County Deed Book 19, page 785.
  19. [S6370] Stoner, Robert Douthat. A Seed-bed of the Republic: A Study of the Pioneers in the Upper (Southern) Valley of Virginia (Kingsport, Tennessee: Kingsport Press, Inc., 1962), page 181, image 209 of 685; accessed 4 Dec 2020 . Available online.
  20. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 30. Citing Deed Book 14, page 370 which I have not independently verified.
  21. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, pages 30-31.
  22. [S6025] Worrell, Anne Lowry, compiler. Over the Mountain Men Their Early Court Records in Southwest Virginia (1934; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004), page 50.
  23. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 29. Citing Application #169227: Warrant 91436 which I have not independently verified.
  24. [S2208] Anonymous. "Amherst County 1800 Tax List," The Virginia Genealogist, vol. 5, no. 3 (July-Sept 1961): page 128.
  25. [S6373] "Botetourt County Personal Property Tax Lists, 1811-1822," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ2-99NF-R?i=39&cat=776740, entry for James L Turner, 1811, image 40 of 565, line 8, accessed 4 Dec 2020).
  26. [S6373] "Botetourt Co., VA Personal Prop. Taxes, 1811-1822," FamilySearch, James Turner, 1812, image 79 of 565, line 8, accessed 4 Dec 2020.
  27. [S6373] "Botetourt Co., VA Personal Prop. Taxes, 1811-1822," FamilySearch, James L Turner, 1813, image 124 of 565, line 9 of T's, accessed 4 Dec 2020.
  28. [S6373] "Botetourt Co., VA Personal Prop. Taxes, 1811-1822," FamilySearch, James L Turner, 1818, image 366 of 565, line 8 of T's, accessed 4 Dec 2020.
  29. [S6373] "Botetourt Co., VA Personal Prop. Taxes, 1811-1822," FamilySearch, James L Turner, 1819, image 408 of 565, line 6 of T's, accessed 4 Dec 2020.
  30. [S6373] "Botetourt Co., VA Personal Prop. Taxes, 1811-1822," FamilySearch, James L Turner, 1820, image 453 of 565, line 3 of T's, accessed 4 Dec 2020.
  31. [S6373] "Botetourt Co., VA Personal Prop. Taxes, 1811-1822," FamilySearch, James L Turner, 1821, image 503 of 565, line 17 of T's, accessed 4 Dec 2020.
  32. [S6373] "Botetourt Co., VA Personal Prop. Taxes, 1811-1822," FamilySearch, James L Turner, 1822, image 553 of 565, line 13 of T's, accessed 4 Dec 2020.
  33. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, page 33.

Stephen Turner1

M, #2799, d. before 24 December 1860
RelationshipGrandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1 b. b 1761
MotherElizabeth Hoskins Thomas d. b 22 Dec 1845
Last Edited23 Jan 2021
     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.2

     On 11 May 1840, he is named in his father's will of this date.1

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

     He never married.3

     Stephen Turner died before 24 December 1860 in Nelson County, Virginia.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 28 Jan 2019.4

     On 24 December 1860, Samuel Read and Miles T. Shipman were bonded in behalf of Samuel Read who was appointed Curator of the estate of Stephen Turner, deceased at Nelson County, Virginia.4

     On 12 June 1867, an account of the sale of cattle made on this date was presented to the court and recorded 23 Sep 1867 at Nelson County, Virginia.5

     Stephen Turner's estate was appraised on 12 June 1867 by James M. Dillard, James B. Christian and Fountain Edding in the amount of about $748.25 (I added the figures which were unclear because there was no total given by the appraisers.)6

     On 17 May 1963, Ann Eliza Turner McDowell's daughter, Ruth McDowell gave the following sworn statement to Mildred K. Fortune, Notary Public:
     "That she was born at Fincastle, Virginia on the 17 day of Dec. 1884, the youngest child of James McDowell and Ann Eliza Turner.
     That her mother, Ann Eliza Turner, was born at Fincastle, Virginia the 27th day of Sept., 1840, the only child of Dr. Pitticus Turner and his wife Sarah Ann Rebekah Rudisill (d. March 26, 1842).
     That her mother, Ann Eliza Turner, was orphaned at the age of four and was reared by a maternal (Rudisill) aunt.
     That the family Bible and all papers concerning Dr. Pitticus Turner were destroyed in a town wild fire in her mother's early married life.
     That her mother often spoke of having visited two bachelor great-uncles, Lemuel and Stephen (Turner), and a beloved 'Aunt Dillard.'
     That her mother had an Aunt Helena (Turner) who 'west West' to live and an 'Uncle Van Tromp.'
     That the affiant, whose next older brother was Campbell McDowell, has always been told that she is descended from the Clan Campbell through Dr. Pitticus Turner's mother.
     That the affiant had distant cousins names Peters - one, Cynthia Mundy Massie, may still be living, also a 'cousin', Elizabeth Dillard' who had a daughter Cynthia and sons, Dr. J. Dillard of Lynchburg and James Dillard. in Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia.7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185067 years of age and living immediately adjacent to his brother, SamuelNelson County, Virginia8
Farmer with real estate valued at $5,0008

Citations

  1. [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, Terisha Turner will, Will Book F, pages 152-156.
  2. [S6488] "Amherst County, Virginia Deed Book T, 1829-1832," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Terisha Turner to Narcissa E Dillard, 5 May 1830, pages 91-92l|https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLD-1QMK-2?i=71&cat=282807, at unknown cd3, accessed |5 Mar 2021).
  3. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 27 . 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. [S6318] "Nelson County, Virginia Will Book L, 1856-1863," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Stephen Turner, 1860, page 252, at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=394978&rmsId=TH-1951-47924-12970-1&imageIndex=193&singleView=true, accessed 2 Nov 2020.
  5. [S6319] "Nelson County, Virginia Will Book M, 1861-1867," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Stephen Turner, 1867, page 443, at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=394978&rmsId=TH-1951-47924-12970-1&imageIndex=576&singleView=true, accessed 2 Nov 2020.
  6. [S6319] "Nelson Co., VA Will Bk. M, 1861-1867," FamilySearch, Stephen Turner, 1867, page 441 at https://www.familysearch.org/records/images/image-details?page=1&place=394978&rmsId=TH-1951-47924-12970-1&imageIndex=574&singleView=true, accessed 2 Nov 2020.
  7. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, pages 40, 41.
  8. [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:M8DX-2CM ), entry for Stephen Turner, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing family 627, NARA microfilm 444,953 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), accessed 23 Jan 2021.

Lemuel Turner1

M, #2800, b. 1793, d. 26 December 1878
RelationshipGrandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1,2 b. b 1761
MotherElizabeth Hoskins Thomas3,2 d. b 22 Dec 1845
Last Edited5 Mar 2021
     Lemuel Turner was born in 1793, son of Terisha Turner and Elizabeth Hoskins Thomas, in Nelson County, Virginia. If he was 84 when he died, that would make him born in 1795.4

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

     He performed his Military Service by serving in the 28th Regiment of the Virginia Militia for 12 days in Captain David Jacobs' Troop of Cavalry, of this regiment in Nelson County called into service under the general orders of 26 Aug 1814 from 2nd to the 12th of Sep 1814.5

     On 11 May 1840, he is named in and made an executor of his father's will of this date.1

     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 in Nelson County, Virginia.6

     On 23 February 1843, he is named in his mother's will of this date and left her entire estate.3

     On 28 February 1843, he never married and his mother was living with him when she died.7

     Lemuel Turner died of Bladder Disease on 26 December 1878 in Lovingston, Nelson County, Virginia,8,9 and was buried in Henderson Family Cemetery, Arrington, Nelson County, Virginia.
     Inscription:
     Aged 84 years.4

     On 17 May 1963, Ann Eliza Turner McDowell's daughter, Ruth McDowell gave the following sworn statement to Mildred K. Fortune, Notary Public:
     "That she was born at Fincastle, Virginia on the 17 day of Dec. 1884, the youngest child of James McDowell and Ann Eliza Turner.
     That her mother, Ann Eliza Turner, was born at Fincastle, Virginia the 27th day of Sept., 1840, the only child of Dr. Pitticus Turner and his wife Sarah Ann Rebekah Rudisill (d. March 26, 1842).
     That her mother, Ann Eliza Turner, was orphaned at the age of four and was reared by a maternal (Rudisill) aunt.
     That the family Bible and all papers concerning Dr. Pitticus Turner were destroyed in a town wild fire in her mother's early married life.
     That her mother often spoke of having visited two bachelor great-uncles, Lemuel and Stephen (Turner), and a beloved 'Aunt Dillard.'
     That her mother had an Aunt Helena (Turner) who 'west West' to live and an 'Uncle Van Tromp.'
     That the affiant, whose next older brother was Campbell McDowell, has always been told that she is descended from the Clan Campbell through Dr. Pitticus Turner's mother.
     That the affiant had distant cousins names Peters - one, Cynthia Mundy Massie, may still be living, also a 'cousin', Elizabeth Dillard' who had a daughter Cynthia and sons, Dr. J. Dillard of Lynchburg and James Dillard. in Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia.10

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185056 years of age. Also living in his household was Sarah Cox, age 52 (possibly a housekeeper?)Nelson County, Virginia11
Farmer with real estate valued at $35,00011

Citations

  1. [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, Terisha Turner will, Will Book F, pages 152-156.
  2. [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.
  3. [S1353] Nelson Co., VA Will Bks. E-G, 1835-1847, FHL Film 0,032,717, Elizabeth Turner will, Will Book G, page 194.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 28 Jan 2019, memorial page for Lemuel Turner (1793-1879) at memorial page... Maintained by Brian Gallagher; citing Henderson Family Cemetery, Arrington, Nelson County, Virginia.
  5. [S5572] Turner, Stephen Kent, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner at (e-mail address), dated 8 Jan 2017; citing a copy of this muster roll from an unnamed book, page 472. I have been unable to locate the actual name of this book and with libraries closed during the pandemic, am unlikely to do so for months as of 10 Nov 2020.
  6. [S6303] "Nelson County, Virginia Will Book F, 1839-1846," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: n.p.), entry for Terisha Turner, 1841, pages 157 : accessed 29 Oct 2020, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P4-XXMP?i=341&cat=382866.
  7. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 36 . 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. [S6106] "VA Deaths & Burials, 1853-1912," FamilySearch, Lemeul Turner, 1878, Nelson County, accessed 15 May 2020. Says he died 26 Dec 1878.
  9. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Lemuel Turner (1793-1879) at memorial page.... Says he died 18 Jan 1879.
  10. [S523] Turner. Some Turners of VA, pages 40, 41.
  11. [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:M8DX-LS9 ), entry for Lemuel Turner, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing family 554, NARA microfilm 444, 953 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), accessed 23 Jan 2021.