Susanna Turner1,2

F, #306, b. between 1766 and 1784
RelationshipGranddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJames Turner3 b. c 1740, d. b 15 Jun 1806
MotherRebecca Hamner4 b. c 1753, d. b 25 Jun 1810
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Littlepage Darneron b. bt 1766 - 1784, d. b 4 Aug 1835
Last Edited31 Oct 2020
     Susanna Turner was born between 1766 and 1784, daughter of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner.5

     Susanna Turner married Littlepage Darneron before 22 April 1801 in Albemarle County, Virginia, with Martin Dawson Sr. officiating at the marriage.

     No specific day of the marriage is given, but its return was included in a list of returns by Martin Dawson Sen., dated April 22, 1801 (B/C Papers, 1800-07).67

     On 24 November 1805, she is named Susannah Damron in her father's will of this date.2,8

     On 2 April 1812, 100 acres of land appearing to be a part of James Turner's estate considered as residual and not specifically designated in his will, but left to his daughters in an undivided interest was sold to William Hamner for $500 in Nelson County, Virginia,

     The deed abstract reads: Teril (Terisha) Turner and wife, Polly; Leonard Phillips and wife, Eliza; Page Daniel (Dameron) and wife, Susannah; Henry Rittenhouse and wife, Patsey; Jno. Graves and wife, Lucy; Jesse Joblin and wife, Rebecca; Nancy; Mildred and Judith Turner conveyed to William Hamner of Albemarle. Leod. Phillips is later called Zach Phillips and Daniel is Dameron in the confusing deed . . $500; 100 acres. Lines: Cove Creek, Benj. Payne, Matthews, Saml. Anderson, mill tract. Witnesses: Saml., Henry, Terisha and Wm. Turner, Wm. H. Leigh. These signatures appear: Little Page Dameron, Henry Rittenhouse, Jno. Hopling, Susannah Dameron, Leanna Phillips, Jno. Groves, Polly Turner, Mildred Turner, Nancy Turner, Rebecca Jobling, Lucy Graves, Patsy Rittenhouse, Judith Turner.9,10

     On 8 August 1835, Susanna allegedly resigned as administrator of the estate of her deceased husband, Littlepage Damron, turning over the administration to Nicholas T. Damron for which he was bonded. However, although this detail posted on ancestry.com as a document seems genuine, it does not agree with the actual probate records of Pike County (see Littlepage Damron). This leads me to suspect Susanna might possibly have died before her husband. Ancestry.com apparently has no probate files for Littlepage at all with which to verify the posted detail. at Pike County, Missouri.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1810presumably the one free white female between 26 and 44St. Anne's Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia5
1820presumably the one free white female between 26 and 44St. Anne's Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia11

Citations

  1. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 4 . 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. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Will Book 4, page 223.
  3. [S6307] "Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 4, 1801-1810," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for James Turner, 1806, page 223, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9P7-SCYK?i=464&cat=279608, accessed 30 Oct 2020.
  4. [S6313] "Nelson County, Virginia Will Book B, 1818-1822," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Rebecca Turner, 1810, pages 82-84, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P4-X8ZX?i=398&cat=382866, accessed 31 Oct 2020.
  5. [S688] "1810 United States Federal Census," Albemarle County, Virginia, Roll 66, page 162, line 20, Littlepage Damron household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M252. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  6. [S96] Vogt, John and Kethley Jr., T. William. Albemarle County Marriages 1780-1853, II (Athens: Iberian Publisning Company, 1991), page 662.
  7. [S5505] Anonymous. "Albemarle Marriages," Virginia Magazine of Genealogy, vol. 23, no. 2 (May 1985): citing complete list on pages 72-73. Submitted by Sharon B. Hamner; original documents located in Albemarle County, Virginia Marriage Bonds and Minister's Returns, Box 4, Folder 25.
  8. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 368; citing Will Book 4, page 223.
  9. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing Nelson County, Virginia Deed Book I, page 509.
  10. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 36; citing Deed Book 1, page 509.
  11. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLC-MWK ), entry for Littlepage Damron, 1820, St Anns Parish, Albemarle, Virginia, United States; citing page 26, line 19, NARA microfilm publication M33 (Washington, D. C.: The National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 193,689, accessed 7 Jul 2016.