Martha Wright1,2

F, #810, b. circa 1780, d. 7 August 1845
FatherAustin Wright2 b. bt 1745 - 1749, d. b 21 Dec 1829
MotherSarah Lark3 d. b 1 May 1806
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Stephen Turner b. 18 Jun 1777, d. 20 Jun 1841
Children
Last Edited12 Dec 2018
     
The Issue of Martha's Surname

     Although most family historians list her surname as Granderson, based on her son's name, Joy Turner Luke believed her surname to have been Revis, based on her tombstone.

     Joy Turner Luke wrote: "Since in those days people usually married someone from the general region where they lived, Pete and I visited the courthouses and libraries in Granville and in Warrenton (which at different times were the county seat of the area where the Turners lived in North Carolina). I searched through local family records, church records, etc., but I found no mention of Granderson or Sanderson family. I also looked for regions or small towns that had either of those names but found nothing. Of course, this did not prove anything. . . . " She goes on to explain how she came to visit the Mount Auburn Cemetery outside Drewey, North Carolina, which contains the remains of those reburied when Kerr Lake was created. "We went there and after walking through the section I thought that the grave markers all said 'Unknown;' however, Pete found four graves that had names on the copper plate that was fastened to the small stone. One was Stephen Turner, one was Martha Revis Turner, the third was Harriet Turner Borroughs (sic) and the last was William Burroughs. The copper had turned green and it was impossible to get a good photograph, but we returned the next year and were able to get a photograph that is barely legible. . . Martha Revis Turner's grave was marked as Grave 4, Cemetery 87. Stephen Turner's was Grave 3, Cemetery 87. Harriet and William were graves 1 and 2 in the same cemetery." She goes on to explain that after comparing maps from the Corps of Engineers at Kerr Dam to old maps, she believes that the area was at Dick's Branch. "The original land bought by Terisha Turner, and lived on by Stephen Reuben Turner, was west of the stream but through the years the family bought several pieces of land on the east side of the stream. . . . The difficulty is that 'Revis' is a name that could be Reeves, Reaves, Rives. So far I have not found other people with the Revis name in the area nor a Rives daughter with the name of Martha in the right time period. . . . "4

     At one point, several Revis/Reavis family researchers thought Martha might be one of the unnamed daughters in that line. However, extensive research proved she was definitely not a member of the Revis/Reavis family. So far, I have not found any mention of a 'Martha' in the voluminous Rives documentary evidence. If they hadn't kept such good records, I might have assumed that Martha was one by birth or marriage. As Sandy Bolick (a descendant of Martha's daughter, Harriet Turner Burroughs) points out, Revis could have been her middle name which might have been her mother's maiden name. However, we know her mother's name to be Sarah Lark. Martha was born at a time when middle names of family origin often were given to children.

     Mrs. Luke points out that the family did not always limit themselves to family names so Granderson could have come from elsewhere. It is my current belief that, indeed, it did. I believe the name came from that of a famous revivalist, Rev. Charles Grandison Finney, to whose name I was pointed by Sandy Bolick of North Carolina. Given than her husband, Stephen, was a minister and probably influenced by Finney, it seems likely this was the derivation of her son's name.

     Vernon Drewa photographed the tombstone of Charles Granderson Turner and found that the middle initial looked like a 'C' which could have been caused by natural weathering of the stone or by accident.

     It has been suggested that Revis might be a middle name. I think this extremely unlikely. As most serious genealogists know, middle names were extremely uncommon in the American colonies until after the Revolution. They are found in "aristocratic" families, such as the Lees of Virginia, but were not employed by "regular" folk. Beginning around 1800, middle names began to be used by people - to the relief of family historians and genealogists. Sometimes, descendants appear to have added a middle name to a forebear, probably to help define that particular person. For example, my William Thomas never signed his name or was referred to by civil authorities as anyone other than "William Thomas." However, later generations added "Madison" as a middle name - - - probably in large part to differentiate him from the jillions of other William Thomases.

     After considerable study, I am confident her surname was Wright, based on the only marriage bond in the relevant North Carolina or Virginia counties that fits, as well as the will of her father, Austin Wright. It must be noted that she is not designated as a widow on the bond. The final proof in determining her parentage was finding the will of her father, Austin Wright, in which he names her Martha Turner. It is important to note that the Wright surname is found multiple times in the sale of the items from Susannah Hamner Turner's estate and that her father performed two marriages of Wright men in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Stephen has another daughter, Rebecca, whose middle name of Mitchel has not been explained either.

     As for Martha Revis Turner' grave, it seems obvious it has to belong to Stephen's wife, but where does the name Revis originate? Without the discovery of her grave, we would not have realized that there was a problem with Martha's last name because most sources refer to her as Martha Granderson/Sanderson, based solely on her son's middle name.

     I found it interesting that her mother-in-law allotted very little space to Martha in the Susannah Hamner Turner Bible. She only refers to Martha as being the wife of Stephen where elsewhere she noted surnames of wives. The names of two of Stephen's children have been lost due to tearing of the old Bible. One daughter is unnamed, but I believe this to be Jane. Only Rebecca Mitchel is specifically named in it. Of course, Susannah was quite old at this point, had probably turned the bible over to her grandson, Stephen H. Turner, as well as dying before Charles Granderson was born. Fortunately, we have Stephen's will which mentions some of his children by name.

     The following is a copy of page 11 of Susannah Hamner Turner's bible:
          "[badly torn area] on frida the seven
          [badly torn] year of our lord 1802           [refers to Susan D. Turner]
          [badly torn]ter of Stephen turner
          and Mathey his wife was born on monday the
          29 day of october in the year of our
          lord 1804                 [refers to Jane Turner]
          Rebecca Mitchel Turner Daughter of Stephen
          Turner and Martha his wife was born on
          friday the third of October in the year
          of our lord 1806."5
     Martha Wright was born circa 1780. This is my best guess as to the year of her birth. She also has been reported to have been born between 1766 and 17846, between 1770 and 17807, between 1775 and 17948, and between 1780 and 1790.9

     Martha Wright and Stephen Turner obtained a marriage bond on 11 March 1801 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, with Austen Wright, who was either her father or her brother, as bondsman.1

     Martha married Stephen Turner, 23, son of Stephen Turner and Susannah Hamner, on 11 March 1801 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.10

     In 1804, Stephen was deposed as part of his father-in-law, Austin Wright's, suit against Richard Russell at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.3,11

     On 11 May 1829, she is named Martha Turner in her father's will of this date.2

     On 31 May 1841, she is named in her husband's will of this date.12

     Martha Turner died intestate on 7 August 1845.
     She is described in the Turner family bible as "Martha Turner, consort, of Majah Stephen Turner departed this life on friday 7 of august 1845."13 She was reburied in Mount Auburn Christian Church Cemetery, Manson, Warren County, North Carolina, here her remains were removed when Kerr Lake was built. Martha Revis Turner's original grave was marked as Grave 4, Cemetery 87. Other remains moved at the same time were those of: William W. Burroughs, Stephen Turner and Harriett Hamner Turner.4,14

Citations

  1. [S423] Vogt, John and Kethley, T. William. Mecklenburg County Marriages - 1765-1853 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Co., 1989), page 138; Marriage Bond No. 11. Virginia Historic Marriage Register.
  2. [S3134] Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Books, vol. 10 (p.302-end), 1825-1826, vols. 11-12, 1826-1832, 1837, FHL Film 1,870,863, microfilm of original records and typescripts at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Boydton, Virginia and at the Virginia State Library and Archives at Richmond, Virginia, Austin Wright will, Will Book 12, pages 72-74.
  3. [S2863] Wrght, Lucius. Austin Wright in "1829 (year of death) Austin Wright of Mecklenburg Co., Va. (place of death)", listserve message to Wright Family Genealogy Forum:http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Austin,wright::wright::17887.html, uploaded 6 Sep 2004, accessed 13 Mar 2011, accessed 13 Mar 2011.
  4. [S251] Luke, Joy Turner, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (Sperryville, Virginia) to Toby Turner, dated 10 Apr 1999.
  5. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009.
  6. [S688] 1810 United States Federal Census, Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 42, page 325, line 43, Stephen Turner 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.
  7. [S1026] 1840 United States Federal Census, Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 372, page 31, images 20 and 21, line 7, Stephen Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M704. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  8. [S59] 1820 United States Federal Census, Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 82, page 433, line 5, Stephen Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M33. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015. Their 1820 census image quality was superior to those available on ancestry.com.
  9. [S683] 1830 United States Federal Census, Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 125, page 579, images 7 and 8, line 2, Stephen Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M19. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  10. [S423] Vogt and Kethley, Mecklenburg Co VA Marr - 1765-1853, page 138; citing Marriage Bond No. 11.
  11. [S3505] Austin Wright," 1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," Wright, Lucius F., analysis as of 23 Jan 2004, received via email 17 Mar 2011, page 8, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book 12:251.
  12. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), pages 114, 115; citing Will Book 37, page 532.
  13. [S548] Susannah Hamner Turner Bible, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, page 2; the original has been digitized and is available at the NC Archives Digital Repository at http://digitalstatelibnc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p15012coll1&CISOPTR=3054&REC=4
  14. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 21 Feb 2011, memorial page for Martha Revis Turner (c1780-1845), gives the town as Manson and the county as Warren, rather than Vance County as Joy Luke states at memorial page... Maintained by Louise (Homan) Keiser; citing Mount Auburn Christian Church, Manson, Warren County, North Carolina. A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  15. [S2172] Kernodle M.A., Peter Jefferson. Lives of Christian Ministers: Over Two Hundred Memoirs (Richmond: The Central Publishing Co., 1909), page 324.
  16. [S548] Susannah Hamner Turner Bible, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, the original has been digitized and is available at the NC Archives Digital Repository at http://digitalstatelibnc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p15012coll1&CISOPTR=3054&REC=4

Harriet Hamner Turner1,2

F, #811, b. between 1810 and 1812, d. before July 1884
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner1 b. 18 Jun 1777, d. 20 Jun 1841
MotherMartha Wright b. c 1780, d. 7 Aug 1845
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

William W. Burroughs b. 16 Feb 1816, d. b 1879
Children
Last Edited5 Feb 2019
     Harriet Hamner Turner was born between 1810 and 1812, daughter of Stephen Turner and Martha Wright, in North Carolina.3,4,5

     On 31 May 1841, she is named in her father's will of this date.1 Harriet married William W. Burroughs, 27, son of William Burroughs and Agnes VanLandingham, on or after 19 December 1843 at Warren County, North Carolina.6

     Harriet Hamner Turner and William W. Burroughs, 27, obtained a marriage bond on 19 December 1843 at Warren County, North Carolina.7

     Harriet Hamner Burroughs left a will dated on 3 September 1883 in Warren County, North Carolina. "My daughter Rebecca shall have all my estate in fee simple, but if she dies without heirs, this estate will revert to my other children equally."8

     Harriet Hamner Burroughs died before July 1884 in Warren County.8 She was reburied in Mount Auburn Christian Church Cemetery, Manson, Warren County, North Carolina. Her remains having been removed to Mount Auburn cemetery after Kerr Lake was built. Harriet's original grave was in Cemetery #87, grave # 1. Other remains disinterred by the Army Corps of Engineers were those of Stephen Turner, Martha Revis Turner and William W. Burroughs, Harriett's husband.9,2

     Her estate was probated in July 1884 in Warren County, North Carolina.8

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185039 years of age. Sandy Bolick thinks the Julia Burroughs, age 17, b. c1833, was from a previous marriage or had to have been illegitimateNutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina3
186047 years of ageNutbush PO, Warren County, North Carolina10
187058 years of ageNutbush Township, Warren County, North Carolina4
188070 years of age, is living with her son, James BurroughsNutbush, Warren County, North Carolina11

Citations

  1. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), pages 114, 115; citing Will Book 37, page 532.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 21 Feb 2011, memorial page for Harriett Hamner Turner (c1810-b1884) at memorial page... Maintained by Louise (Homan) Keiser; citing Mount Auburn Christian Church, Manson, Warren County, North Carolina. A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  3. [S961] 1850 United States Federal Census, Warren County, North Carolina, population schedule, Nutbush District Township, dwelling 254, family 254, William Burrows household, digital images, Roll 648, page 18, image 12, citing National Archives microfilm M432. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S672] 1870 United States Federal Census, Warren County, North Carolina, population schedule, Nutbush Township, Sheet 26, dwelling 211, family 211, William Burroughs household, digital images, Roll 1164, page 531B, citing National Archives microfilm M593. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  5. [S677] 1880 United States Federal Census, Warren County, North Carolina, population schedule, Nutbush Township, Enumeration District (ED) 284, Sheet 39B, dwelling 347, family 347, James Burroughs household, digital images, Roll 985, page 88B, citing National Archives microfilm T9. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  6. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), page 00073.
  7. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, Brides, page 0073 - Marriage Bond 19.
  8. [S89] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1845-1902, II (Raleigh: D. B. G., 1995), page 19; citing Will Book 51, page 137.
  9. [S251] Luke, Joy Turner, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (Sperryville, Virginia) to Toby Turner, dated 10 Apr 1999.
  10. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:MD6D-RRC ): accessed 9 Jul 2016), W Burroughs, 1860, Warren, North Carolina, United States, citing page 90, household 671, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 803,916.
  11. [S677] 1880 U. S. Census, Warrren County, North Carolina, pop. sch., Nutbush Township, ED 284, Sheet 39B, dwell. 347, fam. 347, James Burroughs household, Roll 985, page 88B.
  12. [S1796] Warner, Seth, The Descendants and Antecedents of John Parnam Rose (1793-1869) and Mary H. (Langford) Rose (1802-1879) of Warren County, North Carolina (Durham, North Carolina: Warner, S., 1982; digitized 7 Nov 2007), available on GoogleBookSearch, pages 66-68.
  13. [S2866] "North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8QK-QXH : accessed 7 Jul 2016), Lewis D. Rose and Martha A. Burroughs, 29 Apr 1868; citing Warren, North Carolina, reference 1868; FHL microfilm 453,655.
  14. [S5515] "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3C4-1B2 : accessed 9 Jul 2016), James M. Burroughs, 28 Sep 1921; citing Warrenton, Warren, North Carolina, reference fn 645 cn 322, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,892,798.
  15. [S2989] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8QV-BXJ : accessed 4 Apr 2017), J.M. Burroughs and Sarah A. Wright, 07 Feb 1879; citing Hawtree, Warren, North Carolina, United States, p. 1879, Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 453,656. No image available as of 16 Jul 2017.

Rebecca Mitchel Turner1

F, #812, b. 3 October 1806, d. 21 January 1882
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner2 b. 18 Jun 1777, d. 20 Jun 1841
MotherMartha Wright2 b. c 1780, d. 7 Aug 1845
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Basil Burroughs b. 22 Apr 1799, d. 13 Jan 1887
Children
Last Edited21 Aug 2019
     Rebecca Mitchel Turner was born on 3 October 1806, daughter of Stephen Turner and Martha Wright, in North Carolina.3,2,4

     Rebecca Mitchel Turner and Basil Burroughs obtained a marriage bond on 1 February 1828 in Warren County, North Carolina.5

     Rebecca, 21, married Basil Burroughs, 28, son of William Burroughs, on 6 February 1828 at Warren County, North Carolina. In the Raleigh Star issue of 21 Feb 1828: "Rebecca M. Turner, daughter of Major Stephen Turner, married Bazza Burroughs, Esq. in Warren County" [on this date].5

     On 31 May 1841, she is not mentioned in her father's will, but property may have already been given to her.6

     Rebecca Mitchel Burroughs died on 21 January 1882 at age 757,8,4 and was buried in Burroughs Family Cemetery, Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina. This cemetery is located on the dirt road which forks off Dabney road at W. W. Swain farm and comes into the Poplar Creek road. The cemetery is on the farm currently owned by William Ellington, about four miles southwest of Henderson, North Carolina, Route 3.8,9,4

Citations

  1. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009.
  2. [S548] Susannah Hamner Turner Bible, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, the original has been digitized and is available at the NC Archives Digital Repository at http://digitalstatelibnc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p15012coll1&CISOPTR=3054&REC=4
  3. [S677] 1880 United States Federal Census, Granville County, North Carolina, population schedule, Henderson Township, Enumeration District (ED) 98, Sheet 47, dwelling 404, family 404, Basil Burroughs household, digital images, Roll 964, page 294A, citing National Archives microfilm T9. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 1 Aug 2014, memorial page for Rebecca M. Turner Burroughs (1806-1882) at memorial page... Maintained by OBXr; citing Burroughs Family Cemetery, Dabney, Vance County, North Carolina. A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  5. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Brides, page 0073.
  6. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), pages 114, 115; citing Will Book 37, page 532.
  7. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 10; death date of 1892 which doesn't agree with tombstone . 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. [S1823] Historical Records Survey Service Division of the Work Projects Administration, compiler. Pre-1914 Cemetery Inscription Survey, Vance County, North Carolina: Bazel Burroughs Cemetery, FHL Film 0,882,940 #8, microfilm of original typescript. Site pointed out to me by Sandy Bolick in an email dated 7 Aug 2008.
  9. [S1817] Bolick, Sandy, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (via Ancestry connection services to message board) to Toby Turner, dated 10 Sep 2009, entitled "middle names"; which provides the name of the cemetery.
  10. [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:M4BS-VD9 ): accessed 18 Nov 2016), Bazzal Burroughs, Granville county, part of, Granville, North Carolina, United States; citing family 37, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 444,644.
  11. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:MD6D-WD1 ): accessed 18 Nov 2016), B Boroughs household, 1860, Raglands District, Granville, North Carolina, citing page 14, household 102, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 803,898.
  12. [S672] 1870 United States Federal Census, Granville County, North Carolina, population schedule, Henderson Township, Sheet 67, dwelling 457, family 457, Basil Burroughs household, digital images, Roll 1139, page 228A, citing National Archives microfilm M593. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  13. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Stephen A. Burroughs (1830-1897) at memorial page....
  14. [S1817] Bolick. Email, dated 30 Jul 2008, entitled "William Burroughs & Harriet Turner graves."
  15. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Robert Burroughs (1839-18863 at memorial page....
  16. [S2168] Charles Granderson Burroughs, digitized image of original death certificate 91-8015, dated 12 May 1914, Image attached to email from Sandy Bolick dated 12 Sep 2009.
  17. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for John Eaton Burroughs (1843-1926) at memorial page....

Susan Dillard Turner1,2

F, #813, b. 1802
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner3 b. 18 Jun 1777, d. 20 Jun 1841
MotherMartha Wright b. c 1780, d. 7 Aug 1845
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Edmund Forrest Fowler b. c 1811, d. 25 Oct 1870
Children
Last Edited3 Oct 2019
     Susan Dillard Turner was born in 1802, daughter of Stephen Turner and Martha Wright, in North Carolina. I believe her to be the child born the 7 of an unknown month in 1802.4 She was also known as Susan C.5

     Susan Dillard Turner and Edmund Forrest Fowler obtained a marriage bond on 21 January 1836 in Warren County, North Carolina, with George J. Rowland as bondsman.6,5

     Susan Dillard Turner married Edmund Forrest Fowler circa 21 January 1836 in Warren County, North Carolina.6,5

     On 31 May 1841, she is named Susan Fowler in her father's will of this date.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1850unable to find her in North Carolina or New York
1860as Susan D. and 48 years of ageBrooklyn, Kings County, New York7
186552 years of ageBrooklyn, Kings County, New York2
187058 years of ageBrooklyn, Kings County, New York8
188067 years of age and living in her son's householdNew York, New York, New York9

Citations

  1. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Grooms, page 00025; provides the middle initial.
  2. [S5997] "New York State Census, 1865," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( Provo, UtahQVNJ-YT78 : accessed 3 Oct 2019), Edmund Forrest Fowler, Ward 09, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States; citing Census, p. 54, household 404, citing multiple county Clerks; Warren and Lewis County Board of Supervisors; multiple counties in New York; Utica and East Hampton Public Libraries, New York; FHL Microfilm 1,930,205.
  3. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), pages 114, 115; citing Will Book 37, page 532.
  4. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009, the original has been digitized and is available at the NC Archives Digital Repository at http://digitalstatelibnc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p15012coll1&CISOPTR=3054&REC=4
  5. [S2989] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJ7-SJ1S : accessed 5 Jul 2016), Edmund F Fowler and Susan C Turner, 21 Jan 1836; citing Warren, North Carolina, United States, p. , Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 432,252.
  6. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, Grooms, page 00025; his name is listed as Edmund F..
  7. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:MC76-NYK ): accessed 3 Oct 2019), Edmond F Fowler, 1860, Brooklyn, Kings, New York; citing page 154, household 1056, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 803,770.
  8. [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:M8N8-BPW ): accessed 3 Oct 2019), Edmund F Fowler, 1870, Brooklyn, Kings, New York; citing page 87, household 578, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 552.448.
  9. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZXH-CHS ): accessed 3 Oct 2019), Augustus M Fowler, New York, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 658, sheet 173C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,899.
  10. [S5998] "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," index and images at FHL, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2W2B-3TL : accessed 3 Oct 2019), Selina Locketh Brown, 19 Dec 1931; citing Death, New York City, Queens, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,169,989.
  11. [S5590] "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:244L-FDY : accessed 21 Dec 2016), Edward Forest Fowler and Carrie Louisa Doran, 01 Jul 1868; citing Marriage, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,543,775.

Martha Helen Turner1,2

F, #814, b. between 1810 and 1812
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner1,3 b. 18 Jun 1777, d. 20 Jun 1841
MotherMartha Wright b. c 1780, d. 7 Aug 1845
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

William H. Read b. c 1810
Children
Last Edited5 Oct 2019
     Martha Helen Turner was born between 1810 and 1812, daughter of Stephen Turner and Martha Wright, in North Carolina.4,5,6 She was also known as Helen.

     Martha Helen Turner and William H. Read obtained a marriage bond on 11 May 1832 in Warren County, North Carolina, with Jno Langley as bondsman.7

     Martha Helen Turner married William H. Read, son of Clement Read and Elizabeth (--?--), after 11 May 1832 in Warren County, North Carolina.8

     On 31 May 1841, her father refers to his son-in-law in his will of this date, but not specifically to her.3

     I cannot find any death/burial information for her as of 1 Oct 2019.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1850as Martha T. and 38 years of age98th Regiment, Mecklenburg County, Virginia9
186051 years of agePalmer Springs PO, Mecklenburg County, Virginia10
1870as Martha T. and 60 years of ageBoydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia11
1880unable to find her

Citations

  1. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 10 . 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. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Brides, page 0073; provides the middle initial.
  3. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), pages 114, 115; citing Will Book 37, page 532.
  4. [S961] 1850 United States Federal Census, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, population schedule, dwelling 678, family 678, Wm H Read household, digital images, Roll 960, page 90A, image 83, citing National Archives microfilm M432. Indicates a birth year of 1812 and Virginia as the state of birth. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  5. [S68] 1860 United States Federal Census, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, population schedule, Sheet 106, dwelling 979, family 929, William H. Read household, digital images, Roll 1362, page 338, citing National Archives microfilm M653. Indicates a birth year of 1809, but she wasn't enumerated in the 1810 census. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  6. [S672] 1870 United States Federal Census, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, population schedule, Palmers Spring Township, Sheet 10, dwelling 78, family 77, William H. Reid household, digital images, Roll 1663, page 422B, citing National Archives microfilm M593. Iindicates a birth year of 1810. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  7. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, Brides, page 0073.
  8. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, page 00073.
  9. [S961] 1850 United States Federal Census, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, pop. sch., 98th Regiment Township, dwell. 678, fam. 678, Wm H Read household, Roll 960, page 90A, image 83.
  10. [S68] 1860 U. S. Census, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, pop. sch., Sheet 106, dwell. 979, fam. 929, William H. Read household, Roll 1362, page 338, unknown cm.
  11. [S672] 1870 U. S. Census, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, pop. sch., Palmers Spring Township, Sheet 10, dwell. 78, fam. 77, William H. Reid household, Roll 1663, page 422B.
  12. [S961] 1850 United States Federal Census, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, pop. sch., dwell. 678, fam. 678, Wm H Read household, Roll 960, page 90A, image 83.
  13. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR81-YVG : accessed 29 Jul 2016), Robt. C Mabry and Sarah L Read, 09 Dec 1857; citing Mecklenburg, Virginia, reference p9 n44; FHL microfilm 32,551.
  14. [S2945] "VA Marriages, 1785-1940," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRSJ-T8T, Thomas J. Haskins and Martha H. Read, 15 Feb 1860; citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia, reference n 11; FHL microfilm 2,048,462, accessed 29 Jul 2016).
  15. [S1817] Bolick, Sandy, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (via Ancestry connection services to message board) to Toby Turner, dated 11 Sep 2009, entitled "Rev Stephen Turner", quoting from Men of Mark in Virginia, vol. V, Lyon G. Tyler, L. L. D., President of William and Mary College, Editor-in-Chief, 1909, Men of Mark Publishing Co., Washington, D. C., page 363.
  16. [S2945] "VA Marriages, 1785-1940," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRSV-MQP, Stephen P. Read and Mary Wright, 03 Oct 1866; citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia, reference n 37; FHL microfilm 2,048,462, accessed 29 Jul 2016).

William W. Burroughs1

M, #815, b. 16 February 1816, d. before 1879
FatherWilliam Burroughs2 b. 5 Dec 1774, d. b 24 Feb 1851
MotherAgnes VanLandingham3 b. b 1785, d. 16 Jan 1835
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Harriet Hamner Turner b. bt 1810 - 1812, d. b Jul 1884
Children
Last Edited28 May 2019
     William W. Burroughs was born on 16 February 1816, son of William Burroughs and Agnes VanLandingham, in North Carolina.3 William, 27, married Harriet Hamner Turner, daughter of Stephen Turner and Martha Wright, on or after 19 December 1843 at Warren County, North Carolina.4

     William W. Burroughs, 27, and Harriet Hamner Turner obtained a marriage bond on 19 December 1843 at Warren County, North Carolina.5

     William W. Burroughs died before 1879 because he is listed as "dead" on his son, James', marriage license to Sarah Wright.6 He was reburied in Mount Auburn Christian Church Cemetery, Manson, Warren County, North Carolina. His remains having been removed to this cemetery after Kerr Lake was built.

     "Disinter an unknown person ed from Cemetery #87, Grave #2 along with the remains of; Harriett Hamner Turner, Stephen Turner & Martha Revis Turner.
Reference;
     Real Estate Disposition Report of Cemeteries
     John H. Kerr Dam & Reservoir
     Roanoake River / Virginia - North Carolina
     Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, VA
     Information courtesy of;
     Michael Dodd
     Natural Resource Management Specialist
     John H. Kerr Reservoir

     Note: Note: No headstone, perhaps an unidentifiable marker."7,8

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185032 years of age. But, who is the 17-year old Julia Burrows, born in North Carolina, who is living in his household? Could she be a daughter from a previous marriage?Nutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina9
Farmer with real estate valued at $7849
186042 years of ageNutbush PO, Warren County, North Carolina10
Farmer with real estate valued at $1572 and personal property worth $4,00010
187053 years of age. Could Lewis be a son from a previous marriage?Nutbush Township, Warren County, North Carolina11
Farmer with real estate valued at $1,900 (worth $33,990.30 in 2012 dollars) and personal property worth $1,700 (worth $30,412.38 in 2012 dollars)11

Citations

  1. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Marriage Bond 19.
  2. [S2206] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates: Warren County, North Carolina 1852-1868, IV (Raleigh: D. B. Gammon, 1994), page 59; citing Equity Court Minutes, 1839-1855, page 393.
  3. [S1817] Bolick, Sandy, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (via Ancestry connection services to message board) to Toby Turner, dated 6 Aug 2008, entitled "Wm Burroughs Family", with Family Group Sheet attached.
  4. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, page 00073.
  5. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, Brides, page 0073 - Marriage Bond 19.
  6. [S1817] Bolick. Email, dated 10 Sep 2009, entitled "re Harriett "Turner" Burroughs."
  7. [S251] Luke, Joy Turner, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (Sperryville, Virginia) to Toby Turner, dated 10 Apr 1999.
  8. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 21 Feb 2011, memorial page for William W Burroughs (1816-b1879), at memorial page... Maintained by Louise (Homan) Keiser; citing Mount Auburn Christian Church, Manson, Warren County, North Carolina. States the town as Manson and the county as Warren, rather than Vance county as Joy Luke states. A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  9. [S961] 1850 United States Federal Census, Warren County, North Carolina, population schedule, Nutbush District Township, dwelling 254, family 254, William Burrows household, digital images, Roll 648, page 18, image 12, citing National Archives microfilm M432. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  10. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:MD6D-RRC ): accessed 9 Jul 2016), W Burroughs, 1860, Warren, North Carolina, United States, citing page 90, household 671, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 803,916.
  11. [S672] 1870 United States Federal Census, Warren County, North Carolina, population schedule, Nutbush Township, Sheet 26, dwelling 211, family 211, William Burroughs household, digital images, Roll 1164, page 531B, citing National Archives microfilm M593. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  12. [S1796] Warner, Seth, The Descendants and Antecedents of John Parnam Rose (1793-1869) and Mary H. (Langford) Rose (1802-1879) of Warren County, North Carolina (Durham, North Carolina: Warner, S., 1982; digitized 7 Nov 2007), available on GoogleBookSearch, pages 66-68.
  13. [S2866] "North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8QK-QXH : accessed 7 Jul 2016), Lewis D. Rose and Martha A. Burroughs, 29 Apr 1868; citing Warren, North Carolina, reference 1868; FHL microfilm 453,655.
  14. [S5515] "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3C4-1B2 : accessed 9 Jul 2016), James M. Burroughs, 28 Sep 1921; citing Warrenton, Warren, North Carolina, reference fn 645 cn 322, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,892,798.
  15. [S2989] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8QV-BXJ : accessed 4 Apr 2017), J.M. Burroughs and Sarah A. Wright, 07 Feb 1879; citing Hawtree, Warren, North Carolina, United States, p. 1879, Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 453,656. No image available as of 16 Jul 2017.

Edmund Forrest Fowler1,2,3

M, #816, b. circa 1811, d. 25 October 1870
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Susan Dillard Turner b. 1802
Children
Last Edited3 Oct 2019
     Edmund Forrest Fowler was born circa 1811 in Westchester County, New York.4,5 He was also known as Edwin F.1,6 and as Edmond F.4

     Edmund Forrest Fowler and Susan Dillard Turner obtained a marriage bond on 21 January 1836 in Warren County, North Carolina, with George J. Rowland as bondsman.1,2

     Edmund Forrest Fowler married Susan Dillard Turner, daughter of Stephen Turner and Martha Wright, circa 21 January 1836 in Warren County, North Carolina.1,2

     On 31 May 1841, his father-in-law refers to him as Edwin F. Fowler in his will of this date.6

     Edmund Forrest Fowler died on 25 October 1870 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185040 years of age, but no family is listed with himGranville County, North Carolina8
1860as Edmond R. and 49 years of ageBrooklyn, Kings County, New York4
Clerk4
1865as Edmund Forrest, 54 years of ageBrooklyn, Kings County, New York3
Clerk3
1870as Edmund F. and 59 years of ageBrooklyn, Kings County, New York9
Clerk in Store with personal property worth $1,0009

Citations

  1. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Grooms, page 00025; his name is listed as Edmund F.
  2. [S2989] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJ7-SJ1S : accessed 5 Jul 2016), Edmund F Fowler and Susan C Turner, 21 Jan 1836; citing Warren, North Carolina, United States, p. , Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 432,252.
  3. [S5997] "New York State Census, 1865," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( Provo, UtahQVNJ-YT78 : accessed 3 Oct 2019), Edmund Forrest Fowler, Ward 09, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States; citing Census, p. 54, household 404, citing multiple county Clerks; Warren and Lewis County Board of Supervisors; multiple counties in New York; Utica and East Hampton Public Libraries, New York; FHL Microfilm 1,930,205.
  4. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:MC76-NYK ): accessed 3 Oct 2019), Edmond F Fowler, 1860, Brooklyn, Kings, New York; citing page 154, household 1056, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 803,770.
  5. [S5997] "1865 NY State Census," FamilySearch, Edmund Forrest Fowler, Ward 09, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States; citing Census, p. 54, household 404, citing multiple county Clerks; Warren and Lewis County Board of Supervisors; multiple counties in New York; Utica and East Hampton Public Libraries, New York; FHL Microfilm 1,930,205, accessed 3 Oct 2019. Provides the county of birth.
  6. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), pages 114, 115; citing Will Book 37, page 532.
  7. [S5998] "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," index and images at FHL, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WQ5-BGJ : accessed 3 Oct 2019), Edmund Forrest Fowler, 25 Oct 1870; citing Death, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,323,684.
  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:M4B3-C9T ): accessed 3 Oct 2019), Edmond Fowler, Granville county, part of, Granville, North Carolina, United States; citing family 72, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Microfilm 444,644.
  9. [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:M8N8-BPW ): accessed 3 Oct 2019), Edmund F Fowler, 1870, Brooklyn, Kings, New York; citing page 87, household 578, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 552.448.
  10. [S5998] "New York City Deaths, 1795-1949," FamilySearch, Selina Locketh Brown, 19 Dec 1931; citing Death, New York City, Queens, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,169,989, accessed 3 Oct 2019.
  11. [S5590] "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:244L-FDY : accessed 21 Dec 2016), Edward Forest Fowler and Carrie Louisa Doran, 01 Jul 1868; citing Marriage, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,543,775.

Basil Burroughs1,2

M, #817, b. 22 April 1799, d. 13 January 1887
FatherWilliam Burroughs3 b. 5 Dec 1774, d. b 24 Feb 1851
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Rebecca Mitchel Turner b. 3 Oct 1806, d. 21 Jan 1882
Children
Last Edited28 May 2019
     Basil Burroughs was born on 22 April 1799, son of William Burroughs, in North Carolina.4,2

     Basil Burroughs also is reported to have been born on 22 April 1798.5 He was also known as Bazzal.

     Basil Burroughs and Rebecca Mitchel Turner obtained a marriage bond on 1 February 1828 in Warren County, North Carolina.6

     Basil, 28, married Rebecca Mitchel Turner, 21, daughter of Stephen Turner and Martha Wright, on 6 February 1828 at Warren County, North Carolina. In the Raleigh Star issue of 21 Feb 1828: "Rebecca M. Turner, daughter of Major Stephen Turner, married Bazza Burroughs, Esq. in Warren County" [on this date].6

     Basil Burroughs died on 13 January 1887 at age 877,8,5 and was buried in Burroughs Family Cemetery, Dabney, Vance County, North Carolina. This cemetery is located on the dirt road which forks off Dabney road at W. W. Swain farm and comes into the Poplar Creek road. The cemetery is on the farm currently owned by William Ellington, about four miles southwest of Henderson, North Carolina, Route 3.7,8,5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1850as Bazzal and 49 years of age. Also livihng within his household were Beverly Richardson, age 30, male black; and John Mills, age 24, male, mulattoRagland District, Granville County, North Carolina9
Farmer with real estate valued at $2,3029
1860as B Boroughs and 60 years of ageRaglands District, Granville County, North Carolina10
Farmer with real estate valued at $6,200 and personal property worth $8,76410
187069 years of age. Also living in his household were the following: one Black male farm worker; one Mulatto male farm worker; and one Black female cookHenderson Township, Granville County, North Carolina11
Farmer with real estate valued at $3,000 (worth $53,668.90 in 2012 dollars) and personal property worth $400 (worth $7,155.85 in 2012 dollars)11
188081 years of age. There are a number of Burroughs households nearby which probably belonged to his childrenHenderson Township, Granville County, North Carolina2
Farmer2

Citations

  1. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 10 . 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. [S677] 1880 United States Federal Census, Granville County, North Carolina, population schedule, Henderson Township, Enumeration District (ED) 98, Sheet 47, dwelling 404, family 404, Basil Burroughs household, digital images, Roll 964, page 294A, citing National Archives microfilm T9. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  3. [S2206] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates: Warren County, North Carolina 1852-1868, IV (Raleigh: D. B. Gammon, 1994), page 59; citing Equity Court Minutes, 1839-1855, page 393.
  4. [S1817] Bolick, Sandy, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (via Ancestry connection services to message board) to Toby Turner, dated 6 Aug 2008, entitled "Wm Burroughs Family", with Family Group Sheet attached which provids the precise date.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 1 Aug 2014, memorial page for Bazel Burroughs (1798-1887) at memorial page... Maintained by OBXr; citing Burroughs Family Cemetery, Dabney, Vance County, North Carolina. A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  6. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Brides, page 0073.
  7. [S1817] Bolick. Email, dated 6 Aug 2008, entitled "Wm Burroughs Family", with Family Group Sheet attached.
  8. [S1823] Historical Records Survey Service Division of the Work Projects Administration, compiler. Pre-1914 Cemetery Inscription Survey, Vance County, North Carolina: Bazel Burroughs Cemetery, FHL Film 0,882,940 #8, microfilm of original typescript. Site pointed out to me by Sandy Bolick in an email dated 7 Aug 2008.
  9. [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:M4BS-VD9 ): accessed 18 Nov 2016), Bazzal Burroughs, Granville county, part of, Granville, North Carolina, United States; citing family 37, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 444,644.
  10. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:MD6D-WD1 ): accessed 18 Nov 2016), B Boroughs household, 1860, Raglands District, Granville, North Carolina, citing page 14, household 102, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 803,898.
  11. [S672] 1870 United States Federal Census, Granville County, North Carolina, population schedule, Henderson Township, Sheet 67, dwelling 457, family 457, Basil Burroughs household, digital images, Roll 1139, page 228A, citing National Archives microfilm M593. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  12. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Stephen A. Burroughs (1830-1897) at memorial page....
  13. [S1817] Bolick. Email, dated 30 Jul 2008, entitled "William Burroughs & Harriet Turner graves."
  14. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Robert Burroughs (1839-18863 at memorial page....
  15. [S2168] Charles Granderson Burroughs, digitized image of original death certificate 91-8015, dated 12 May 1914, Image attached to email from Sandy Bolick dated 12 Sep 2009.
  16. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR8Y-81L : accessed 13 Aug 2016), Chas Burroughs and Margaret W Woltz, 15 May 1867; citing Mecklenburg, Virginia, reference p30 n16; FHL microfilm 32,551.
  17. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for John Eaton Burroughs (1843-1926) at memorial page....

William H. Read1

M, #818, b. circa 1810
FatherClement Read2 d. 3 Dec 1841
MotherElizabeth (--?--)3 b. c 1780
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Martha Helen Turner b. bt 1810 - 1812
Children
Last Edited1 Oct 2019
     William H. Read was born circa 1810, son of Clement Read and Elizabeth (--?--), in Virginia.4

     William H. Read and Martha Helen Turner obtained a marriage bond on 11 May 1832 in Warren County, North Carolina, with Jno Langley as bondsman.5

     William H. Read married Martha Helen Turner, daughter of Stephen Turner and Martha Wright, after 11 May 1832 in Warren County, North Carolina.6

     Could this be the William H. Read (?-1872) who was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia?7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185040 years of age98th Regiment, Mecklenburg County, Virginia4
Farmer with real estate valued at $3,5004
186050 years of agePalmer Springs PO, Mecklenburg County, Virginia3
Farmer with real estate valued at $9,000 and personal property worth $15,0003
187060 years of age. Also living in his household was a Farm Hand, Geo. W. Stegal, age 16Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia8
Farmer with real estate valued at $4,000 and personal property worth $1,0008

Citations

  1. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993).
  2. [S1817] Bolick, Sandy, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (via Ancestry connection services to message board) to Toby Turner, dated 11 Sep 2009, entitled "Rev Stephen Turner", quoting from Men of Mark in Virginia, vol. V, Lyon G. Tyler, L. L. D., President of William and Mary College, Editor-in-Chief, 1909, Men of Mark Publishing Co., Washington, D. C., page 363.
  3. [S68] 1860 United States Federal Census, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, population schedule, Sheet 106, dwelling 979, family 929, William H. Read household, digital images, Roll 1362, page 338, citing National Archives microfilm M653. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S961] 1850 United States Federal Census, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, population schedule, dwelling 678, family 678, Wm H Read household, digital images, Roll 960, page 90A, image 83, citing National Archives microfilm M432. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  5. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, Brides, page 0073.
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Terisha Turner

M, #819, b. between 1705 and 1710, d. before 19 April 1802
Father(--?--) Turner
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Sarah (--?--) d. b 15 Feb 1807
Children
Last Edited5 Oct 2019
     
Terisha Turner's Ancestry

     Most family histories show him born in England, but DNA analysis seems to indicate that Terisha was not the original emigrant to Virginia.

     A 1948 pedigree from the Institute of American Genealogy places his birth date at 1705-1710 and suggests that he might have been the original emigrant to this country. This alleged source is supposed to be a pedigree published in the Magazine of American Genealogy which is said to have been published in 1948. Given that this magazine ceased publication in 1934, I have deleted it as a source. Furthermore, because I've not been able to review it, I am not inclined to give it any credence whatsoever. The Abridged Compendium is known to be replete with errors. I have gone through every volume of the Abridged Compendium without finding a single mention of Terisha Turner. Clearly, this "mention" in various books is spurious.

     One genealogist (unnamed in Some Turners of Virginia) says that the Turners of Goochland belonged to Manakin town, though not necessarily Huguenots or Quakers, and descended from an early James Turner. There is no question that there are other Turners found in Albemarle, Amherst and other early Virginia counties. After performing a search on the surname, I found Turner to be one of the most common surnames in Virginia. So, it is completely possible that there may be inaccuracies in the following genealogy. I personally feel comfortable using wills and other legal documents tracking names, but one must face the fact that when one has several John Turners in various documents it is very difficult to know if one is dealing with a descendent of Terisha or of his presumed brother, Stephen. One does the best one can with the data and cites every source. The reader can decide if he/she believes them.

     Y-DNA studies found that Terisha had an unusual Haplogroup which should help in identifying his ancestry. At present, there is a close match to a Turner from Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

     Recent Y-DNA analysis has found preliminary indications of Turner relations living in Derbyshire or Leicestershire (FTDNA Kit #183370 - Francis Turner b. 1776 Derbyshire or Leicestershire, d. in England 1850). Much work is needed to verify any real linkage.1
     Terisha Turner was born between 1705 and 1710, son of (--?--) Turner.

     Terisha Turner first is mentioned in Albemarle County records, then in Amherst County, Virginia records. He owned several thousand acres in Virginia and North Carolina. Both Terisha and Stephen, who may have been Terisha's brother, began appearing in Virginia county records in 1749. Terisha named a son Stephen; Stephen named a son Terisha. Both originally settled in Albemarle County, then moved to Amherst County. A familial relationship seems to exist here, but they could just as easily have been cousins or, possibly, not related at all. Y-DNA testing performed on male descendants seems to indicate a relationship between Terisha and a James Turner, born c1740, who lived in Sussex County, Virginia. Given that Terisha names his second son, James, this seems possible.2

     Terisha Turner married Sarah (--?--). It is unlikely that I'm going to be able to find a marriage record.3,4

     Amherst County is "cupped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the James River." Only 49 surveys were made between May 1728 and May 1730. The county was created by the Legislative Act of March 1761 in the first year of the reign of His Majesty George II to be effective May 1, 1761. The same men who created Albemarle County in 1744 were behind the later creation of Amherst County.

     On 15 December 1749, "Terisha (sometimes spelled and probably pronounced Terr' isha, since his nickname was Terry) first patented 200 acres on the south side of the James River for £1. The patent was for land in Goochland County on the south side of the James River on the borders of Snow Quarter, adjacent to William Faris and Nicholas Davis)" at Goochland County, Virginia Colony.5,6

     On 14 August 1750, James Ireland conveyed to Terisha Turner 147 acres N. fork Green river for £13-7-6: Christopher Anthony, Pat., 20 Aug 1748 at Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.7

     On 29 October 1751, Terisha Turner, of Albemarle, and his wife, Sarah, conveyed to Michael Rowland of Cumberland County the same 200 acres at the heads of Deep Run, a branch of Muddy Creek, adjoining William Ferrises and Nicholas Davis. Sarah relinquished her dower rights in this land.8

     On 7 July 1753, Terisha Turner (signing with his mark) was one of four men who presented the appraisal and inventory of the estate of John Spencer to the Court at Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.9

     On 10 September 1755, Terry Turner patented 400 acres (paying £2) in Albemarle County on the north side of and joining Rock Fish River, beginning near the river bank at a Broad Rock, on the side of a mountain, adjacent to John Burns, Sr and John Burns Jr at Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.10

     In 1760, Terisha was granted one hundred and thirty-six acres on the south branches of Hardware (River) in Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.11

     On 7 May 1765, Terisha paid £70 current Virginia money to John Hawkins and Mary, his wife, of Bute County, North Carolina for a tract of land laying in Granville County on both sides of Regen's Branch. Beginning at a Red Oak in his own line, then East 268 pole to a Black Oak, then North 420 pole to a Red Oak, then West 20 pole to Little Nutbush, then down the creek 168 pole to Templey's line, then South by his line to the beginning, including 700 acres of land, be the same more or less. Witnesses: George Lumkin, Philemon Hawkins. Granville County May Court 1765. Proved by Phil Hawkins. Hawkins had patented the land on 1 Dec 1760.12 This is the land to which his son, Stephen, and Stephen's wife, Susanna moved in Granville County, North Carolina Colony.13

     On 16 September 1765, John Dawson, of Amherst County, paid Terisha Turner, of Albemarle County, £3 for 100 acres on Rich Cove and Cove Creek of the Rockfish River at Albemarle County, Virginia Colony.14

     On 24 September 1765, John Lyon of Amherst County, paid Terisha Turner, of Albemarle County, £36 for 100 acres bordering John Dawson; Terisha Turner; John Lyons. Witnesses were John Dawson; Chas. Tedbet (?); and Martin Dawson at Amherst County, Virginia Colony.15

     On 13 August 1767, Terisha Turner, of Amherst County, conveyed 1,147 acres to John Moore of Albemarle County for £30.16

     On 1 January 1770, Terisha conveyed 150 acres on north side of Rockfish for £20 to Jas. Turner where he now lives. The boundary lines were the old patent lines and the side of a mountain at Amherst County, Virginia Colony.17

     On 5 October 1770, Jno. Scott and his wife, Margaret, of St. Ann's Parish in Albemarle, conveyed to Terisha Turner of Amherst, for £155 and 14 shillings, 1,557 acres on a branch of Porrage Part of 2,018 acres patented to Margaret Fry who has since married Jno. Scott. This property was bounded by that of Licking Hole branch; and Jas. London. Witnesses were: Wm. Cabell; Chas. Irving; and Peter Davis.

     On 6 Aug 1771 there was an order to the J.P.s of Albermarle, Jno. Henderson and Jno. Coles, to quiz Margaret Scott, wife of Jno. Scott, as to the deed above. This is shown to have been done 10 Mar 1772 at Amherst County, Virginia Colony.18

     In 1775, Amherst County, which then included what later became Nelson County, had a population of 5,296 Whites and 2,750 Negroes.19

     On 11 September 1777, Terisha and his wife, Sarah, of Albemarle County, conveyed 136 acres on the Hardware river to Peter Cheatham for £30 current money.20 He also was in control of several hundred acres on Briery Ford of Green Creek, which in 1790 he conveyed, for the most part, to Benjamin Harris.11

     In 1779, over 4,200 Virginians turned in their paper money to the Virginia Continental Loan office. This was partly due to counterfeiting of money by the British and others during the Revolution. The amount of notes in circulation was so great, that the Continental Congress called in some of the notes, or as they were then termed 'commissions.' Terisha Turner deposited £56 in Oct 1779 (No. 4556) in Amherst County. Terisha's entry is marked with a footnote which indicates it was cancelled. The rate of exchange was set at £3.33 1/3 for one English pound.21

     On 15 October 1779, Terisha signed a legislative petition of freeholders and inhabitants of the counties of Amherst, Albemarle, and Buckingham to repeal the act "for laying a tax payable in certain enumerated commodities," as thereby the poorest man in the state is compelled to pay as much as those of the most opulent fortunes for the conduct of the present war with Great Britain.22

     On 15 December 1779, Terisha signed a legislative petition of freeholders and inhabitants of the counties of Amherst and Buckingham requesting appeal of a recent act requiring a fee of twelve shillings per hogshead of tobacco per month stored in the public warehouses above twelve months.23

(To see a scan of the original petition, click Legislative Petition)

     On 26 February 1780, Terisha Turner of Amherst County and Edward Cheatum of Albemarle County entered into a transaction in which Terisha was paid £10 of current money to convey to Cheatum one tract of land containing 79 acres in Albemarle County amongst Ragged Mountains in a Cove known as Taylor's Cove. Terisha signed with his mark. This was approved at Albemarle County, Virginia.24

     In 1781, Terisha's contribution to the Revolution: 327 lbs of beef on 15 Oct. 1781 (£2-14-6); 70 lbs of beef 3 June 1781 (£0-11-8); 45 gills of brandy and 2 casks 13 Jan. 1781 Militia on duty (£0-11-2); 305 grose (sic) pork 13 Jan., 1781 militia (£5-6-9)25; 170 lbs of beef 22 June 1781 militia (£1-8-4); 661 lbs of flower 22 June 1781 militia (£4-2-6); 21 lbs of bacon 21 June 1781 militia (£0-15-9)26; and in the Order Book of 1782-84, May court 1783 Assigned to Jno. Loving, Jr. Sum of £3-0-6 with interest from 29 July, 1780.27 These contributions make his descendants eligible for Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

     On 2 April 1782, at a court continued & held for Amherst County at the Court house, Agreeable to an act of Assembly for Adjusting claims for property Impressed or taken for publick Service: 327 lbs. beef Oct. P law £7-2-14-6; 70 lbs. beef Jun. P Law 11s-8; 45 gal. branch & 2 cask Jan. Militia to Richmond £11-2.28 170 lbs. beef June 1781 Militia £1-8-4; 661 lbs. flour June Militia £4-2-6.29

     On 5 June 1783, Terisha received a treasury warrant for 55 1/4 acres, numbered 16718, 100 acres beginning mouth of small branch of own land on north side of Rockfish River and extending up same River. The Warrant was withdrawn with him receiving no land.30

     On 15 October 1792, William Penn and his wife, Martha, of Amherst, conveyed to Terisha Turner, of Amherst, 214 acres for £100 on a branch of Rocky River bounded by the property of Jno. Edloe, dec'd; Thos. Powell, dec'd; Stovall's old road. Delivered to Wm. Gregory 2 Aug 1794. Witnesses were: Jas. Stevens Jr; Stephen Watts; and Gideon Crews at Amherst County, Virginia.31

Terisha Turner left a will dated on 7 May 1793 at Amherst County, Virginia.


Will of Terisha Turner

     "In the Name of God Amen,
I Terisha Turner of the County of Amherst and State of Virginia being ancient and not knowing how soon I may Die yet being of perfect Sense and Memory to make and ordain this my last will and Testament an . . . and forme /[sic/] following that is to say my Will and Desire is that my just Debts be fully paid and Satisfyed (sic) and what worldly goods shall then remain of my Estate I give and bequeath in Name and form following Viz Item I give and bequeath unto my Son James Turner two Negroes by name Jack and Bett, which Negroes he has now in Possession to to him and his heirs for ever. - -

     Item I give and Bequeath unto my Son Stephen Turner Seven hundred acres of Land being in the County of Granville the State of North Carolina, and now in possession with one negro Girl Esther which is also in his possession with her increase to him and his Heirs for ever.

     Item I give and bequeath unto my son John Turner one Certain tract or parcell /[sic/] of Land lying in this County /[Amherst/] on Fry's branch Saposed /[sic/] to contain five hundred and nineteen acres be the same more or less and the said Land in his possession with three negroes named Pheby, Sam and Sarah, with their increase to him and his heirs forever - -

     Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Henry Turner one certain tract or parcell /[sic/] of Land lying on Savage /[?/] Creek in this County Saposed to contain five hundred and nineteen acres be the same more or less, with four negroes named as followeth Vilet and her three children, Cate, Sambo, and Sam., with there increase which he has all in his Possession to him and his heirs for ever.

     Item I give and bequeath unto my Son William Turner one certain tract or parcell /[sic/] of land lying between the above mentioned Lands of my sons Henry and John Turner and in this County Soposed /[sic/] to contain five hundred and nineteen acres be the same more or less with three Negroes named Ben Will, and Little Tom, all which he has in his possession with there increas /[sic/] to him and his heirs forever.

     Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary London three negroes named Bob, Sammy and Agg. with there increase to her and her heirs forever. --

     Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Stovall one negroe girl named Nan, which she has in her possession with her increas /[sic/] to her and her heirs forever.

     Item I lend unto my beloved wife Sarah Turner during her natural life the uses of the following articles viz: that is to say four hundred and fifty acres of Land it being the Land and plantation I now live on also one hundred acres of Land lying on the briery /[sic/] fork of green /[sic/] Creek in Albemarle County with Seven negroes named as followeth, that is to say Ned, old Tom, Lina, Doll, Raichel, Cate the younger and Murphy, and I also lend my beloved wife during her life all the Residue or Remainder of my Estate of all kinds whatsoever that is after paying my Just debts and Legacies.

     Item I give and bequeath to my Son George Turner after the death of my loving wife all and every part of my Estate that is to say particularly that part of my estate I have lent my wife during her life with the increase to him and his heirs for ever but my Will is should my son George Turner die without Issue that the Land and Plantation I now live on Which I have given to George be devided /[sic/] between my two Sons Henry and William Turner my son William to have that part bounded by Benjamin Dawson's Spring Branch to . . . Branch down said Branch to the River my son William to have all the land lying between said Branch and Morrisons Mountain and the Remainder part of said Land to my son Henry Turner with the land Mentioned in Albemarle County to them and their heirs forever, my will is farther that should my son George turner die without issue as above mentioned, that the whole of the Estate that I have given him the Lands excepted be equally divided between my Children that is Stephen Turner, John Turner, and Sarah Stovall to them and their heirs forever.

     And Lastly I constitute and ordain my two sons Henry & William Turner Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made ratifying and confirmning /[sic/] this and no other to be my last will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this Seventh day of May One Thousand seven hundred and ninety three.
Let it be observed that I think my Son George not capable to manage his affairs when it should fall to him for that reason appoint my executors as trustees for him.
     Signed, Sealed and pronounced,                 Terisha (his mark)Turner (SEAL)
     in presence of us
     John Dawson          Benjamin Moore     
     George Morris          Obadiah Moore
     Martin Dawson          Joseph (his mark) Smith      
     Benjamin (his mark) Payn"

     Eight children were mentioned in Terisha's will as being alive in 1793. Remember that the young Terisha died in 1772.32

     According to Jerry Turner, "the conclusion one can draw from Old Terisha's will is: three sons (John, William and Henry) inherited 1/3 of the land originally purchased from John Scott. . . Each received 519 acres, with the will specifying that John's 519 acres, which the will says he already posseses, lies on Fry's Branch. Henry's lies on Porrage Creek and William's lies between his two brother's tracts."33

     In 1801, Terisha conveyed 556 1/4 acres to Henry Turner.34

     Terisha Turner died before 19 April 1802 in Amherst County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.35

     His estate was probated on 19 April 1802 in Amherst County, Virginia. At a Court held for Amherst County      This (sic) will was proven by the Oaths of Benjamin Payn (sic) and Joseph Smith two subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be Recorded and Certificate for obtaining a probat (sic) Processed in due form is granted to Henry & William Turner the Executors herein Named they having made oath, and given Bond with Stephen Watts, Henry Robinson and Benjamin Payn their Security in the penalty of ten thousand Dollars as conditioned as the Law directs.
     Testes.35

     On 19 April 1802, an Administrator's Bond was filed by Henry and Wm. Turner; Bondsmen: Stephen Watts, Henry Robertson, Benj. Payne at Amherst County, Virginia.36

     On 8 December 1802, an Inventory was filed in the amount of £654-11-0; by Jno. S. Dawson, Peter Lyon, Zach Roberts.

     An Inventory of the Estate of Terisha Turner died, with the Appraisement thereon
     To Negro Na . . .                         £40
     To Negro Tom . .                         £60
     To Negro Tob (?)                         £30
     To Negro Murphey                    £110
     To Negro ?ate                         £110
     To Negro Tom                         £30
     To Negro Nancy                         £35
     2 head of horses                         £50
     16 head of cattle                         £41
     42 head of hogs                         £29.7
     6 head of sheep                         £3
     4 augers 1 drawing knifohomel (?)           £0.15
     3 flax of 1 cotton wheel                    £1.16
     1 walnut desk                         £6     
     1 poplar table                         £0.6
     3 beds of furniture                    £25
     10 knives & forks 1 grindstone               £0.18
          1 shot gun                    £1     
     1 pair cart wheels                         £3     
     7 seting chairs                         £0.14
     1 looking glafs                     £0.6
     1 skittel, 1 baker of 4 iron pts               £1.19
     1 duch oven & 1 frying pan                    £0.13
     9 pewter plates & 4 pewter dishes               £1.4
     4 pewter basons                         £1.1
          5 earthen plates & 1 box iron
     & heetens (? )                         £0.9
     1 shovel & tongs 1 good iron               £0.12
     3 pales, 2 pigons & 1 tub                    £0.12     
     5 casks 1 boas (?) & 1 pole ax               £1.16
     4 jugs & 2 butter patts                    £0.18
     1 man's & 1 woman's ?                    £2
     1 walnut chest & 1 pine do (?)               £2
     1 small trunk & 170 (?) ?                    £1.4
     4 augers 1 drawing knife ???                £0.15
     6 reeping hooks 3 chisels, 1 gauge           £0.8.6
     2 hackles, 1 foot doz 1 hogshead ?          £1.10
     Tea pot, 6 cups & saucers, 1 cream          £0.6.6
     10 knives & forks 1 grind stone           £0-18
     3 bedsteaks (?) 3 ? pot hooks           £0.18
     1 ? iron muges 1 coffee mill                    £0.6
     1 large & 2 small jointens (?)               £0.9
     13 hoes, 2 cotton ? ?                     £2.15
     5 ptinghs 1 from 4 ? ? ? ?                    £1.4
     1 X cut saw & 1 hand dox                    £1.6
     130 bls: corn 8/?                         £52
     30 bus. wheat 4/                              £6
     20 bus. rye 3/                         £3
                                         £654.11.0     
     Agreeable to an order of Am-
herst Court, ? the subscribers being ?
sworn, have appraised the slaves & person-
al estate of Terisha Turner dcd, as above
inventoried, given under our hands, De-
cember, the eighth day 1802.
                    Inv: S. Da?(perhaps Dawson ?)
                    Peter Lyon
                    Lathaniah (?) Rob?????
     At a Court heto (sic) Amherst county the 20th day of June 1803 ? ? ?
This Inventory of Appraisement of the Estate of Terisha Turner decd, ?
this day returned into Court & ordered to be Received.
                                   Teste.37

     Generation by generation, the descendants of Terisha and Stephen Turner followed a classical migration route -- from Virginia to North Carolina, then through Tennessee to Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and points further west. Our branch came to Texas after the Civil War. Like many other Americans of the time, they followed the road west to what they hoped would be a better life, and in so doing built a nation.

     Old Terisha died owning several thousand acres, not only in Virginia but in North Carolina as well. He called himself "ancient" in his will written nine years before his death.

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1782with one White male over 21 years of age, twelve Negroes, twenty-one head of cattle, as well as, six horses, mares, colts, and/or mules [I would think he would be too old for this and the following tax information except that his son, George, is named further along]Amherst County, Virginia38
1783on Personal Property List "A" with two White males over 21, four White males between 16 and 21, twelve Black males, twenty-three head of cattle, and six horses, mares, colts, and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia39
1784on Personal Property List "A" with one White male over 21, four White males between 16 and 21, six Black males above 16, five Black males below 16, twenty head of cattle, as well as, five horses, mares, colts, and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia40
1785on Personal Property List "A" with two White males over 21, four White males between 16 and 21, six Black males above 16, four Black males below 16, eighteen head of cattle, and, the column was empty for horses, mares, colts, and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia41
1786on Personal Property List "A" with two White males over 21, no White males between 16 and 21, four Black males above 16, six Black males below 16, twenty head of cattle, and, five horses, mares, colts, and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia42
15 March 1787on Personal Property List "A" with himself and his "son George" as the two White males above 21 years of age, no White males between 16 and 21, four Black males above 16, six Black males under 16, twenty-seven head of cattle, and, five horses, mares, colts and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia43
2 April 1788on Personal Property List "A" with himself and his "son George" as the two White males above 21 years of age, no White males between 16 and 21, four Black males above 16, no Black males under 16, and, five horses, mares, colts and/or mules with cattle no longer listedAmherst County, Virginia44
18 March 1789on Personal Property List "A" with himself and his "son George" as the two White males above 21 years of age, four Black males above 16, one Black male under 16, and, five horses, mares, colts and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia45
1 April 1790on Personal Property List "A" with himself and his "son George" as the two White males above 21 years of age, four Black males above 16, two Black males under 16, and, three horses, mares, colts and/or mulesAmherst County, Virginia46
1800on James Montgomery's List with two white males over 21, five horses, and, seven tithable slaves over 16 years of ageAmherst County, Virginia47

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1783with 5 White Souls and 12 BlacksAmherst County, Virginia48
1785with 3 White Souls living at his residence, one dwelling and six other buildingsAmherst County, Virginia49,50
1790the U. S. Federal Census in Virginia for this year was destroyed during the War of 1812

Citations

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  13. [S2307] Rackley. Granville Co., NC Deeds, 1763-1766, page 77; citing Deed Book H, page 369 and original patent can be found in Patent Book 11, Granville District, NC, page 376.
  14. [S2287] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book B (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1961), page 9; citing page 75.
  15. [S2287] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Deed Book B, page 7; citing page 54.
  16. [S924] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Deeds of Amherst County, Virginia, 1761-1807, and Albemarle County, Virginia, 1748-1763 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1979), pages 94-95; citing Albemarle Deed Book No. 4, pages 426-427.
  17. [S2289] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book C (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1963), page 4; citing page 36.
  18. [S2289] Davis. Amherst Co., VA Deed Book C, page 11, 32; citing page 12 and 297.
  19. [S550] Anonymous, The Amherst County Virginia Story, page 3.
  20. [S2324] Sparacio, Ruth & Sam, abstractors. Virginia County Court Records: Albemarle County, Virginia Deeds, 1776-1778 (McLean: The Antient Press, 1997), pages 49-50, citing Deed Book 7, pages 106-107.
  21. [S2192] Dumont, William H.. "A Short Census of Virginia - 1779," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol. 46, no. 4 (December 1958): page 206.
  22. [S5570] Anonymous. "Legislative Petitions from Virginia Counties with Significant Record Losses," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol. 28, no. 2, database on-line digitized by Ancestry.com, accessed a second time 30 Sep 2016: page 92.
  23. [S5570] Anonymous. "Legislative Petitions", page 94.
  24. [S2322] Sparacio, Ruth & Sam, abstractors. Virginia County Court Records: Albemarle County, Virginia Deeds, 1780-1783 (McLean: The Antient Press, 1997), page 4; citing Deed Book 7, pages 471-472.
  25. [S921] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures : Impressed Property Claims for Persons in Amherst County During the Revolution, also some interesting excerpts from an early order book of Amherst County (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1963), page 44-IC, on page 482 of "The Lost Order Book."
  26. [S921] Davis. Impressed Property Claims, Amherst Co VA, page 44--IC, page 493 of "The Lost Order Book".
  27. [S921] Davis. Impressed Property Claims, Amherst Co VA, page 44--IC, on page 120 of original Order Book.
  28. [S1561] Abercrombie, Janice L. and Slattern, Richard, compilers, Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, I (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1992), page 72, citing page 10.
  29. [S1561] Abercrombie and Slattern VA Rev. Publick Claims, page 78; citing page 23.
  30. [S251] Luke, Joy Turner, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (Sperryville, Virginia) to Toby Turner, subsequently mailing me her research notes in Aug and Sep of 2011.
  31. [S2288] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book G (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1964), page 14; citing page 167.
  32. [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 34; a copy of the original handwritten Will, graciously provided by Vernon Drewa.
  33. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John Turner and Mildred Suddarth Family", containing "Analysis of the Genealogical Family of John Turner - (Son of Terisha Turner)".
  34. [S251] Luke. Email, subsequently mailing me her research notes in Aug and Sep of 2011; citing Amherst Deed Book 1, 1761-1815, C36.
  35. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Will Book 4, page 34.
  36. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Will Book 4, page 344.
  37. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Will Book 4, pages 111, 112; a copy of the original handwritten original document was graciously provided by Vernon Drewa.
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  39. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 5, Line 21 on the original tax record for 1783.
  40. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 5, Line 37 on the original tax record for 1784.
  41. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 4, Line 43 on the original tax record for 1785.
  42. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 5, Line 16 on the original tax record for 1786.
  43. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, in alphabetical and date order under "T", Line 17 on the original tax record for 1787.
  44. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, unpaginated, but in alphabetical and date order under "T" on the original tax record for 1788.
  45. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, in alphabetical and date order under "T"on the original tax record for 1789.
  46. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, in alphabetical and date order under "T"on the original tax record for 1790.
  47. [S2208] Anonymous. "Amherst County 1800 Tax List," The Virginia Genealogist, vol. 5, no. 3 (July-Sept 1961): page 128.
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  49. [S922] "Heads of Families - Virginia, 1785, Amherst County", contributed by Sharon Bararett Kennedy, email at e-mail address, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/amherst/census/1785cens.txt , website address verified 1 Jun 2019.
  50. [S1457] United States Census Bureau. 1785 Amherst County, Virginia Heads of Families. Online ( https://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-03.pdf ), site verified as active 1 Jun 2019, page 84, image 38.

Susannah Hamner1

F, #820, d. before 27 May 1813
FatherWilliam Hamner1 b. c 1710, d. b Jul 1788
MotherElizabeth Henley b. 1733, d. 1788
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Stephen Turner b. bt 1726 - 1743, d. b Nov 1799
Children
Last Edited5 Feb 2019
     
The Link to the Great Families of England, Europe, etc.

     It is through Susannah Hamner that I've been able to trace ancestors back into the Dark Ages. Susannah descended from the emigrant, Humphrey Hanmer (who changed the spelling of his surname to Hamner). The Hanmers were a noble Welsh family. During the time that Henry VII (so known as Henry Tudor, a Welshman) became king of England, it was to the advantage of the English nobility to marry their daughters into other great Welsh families. It is through these links forged during the time of the Tudors, as well as Hamner links to Irish/Scot/Welsh nobility, that I have been able to get back as far as I have.
     Susannah Hamner married Stephen Turner, son of Terisha Turner and Sarah (--?--), on 9 October 1764.2,3,4

(To read my transcription of her bible, click Transcription of Susannah Hamner Bible)2

(To see a scan of her Bible, click Susannah Hamner Turner Bible)2

     On 25 December 1787, she is named Susannah Turner in her father's will and is left one Negro woman Hannah and her children and they (sic) increase to her and her heirs forever.1

     Susannah Turner died before 27 May 1813 in Warren County, North Carolina.
     In the May 1813 term of Court, Susanna Turner is said to be deceased. Stephen Turner, her son, is appointed Administrator of her estate. Bond for 1,000 pounds to Henry Fitts, Chairman of the County Court with Security provided by Thomas Hilliard and Henley Turner.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 5 Feb 2019.5,6

     On 27 May 1813, in May Court, Stephen Turner, her son, was granted administration of her estate. Bond for 1,000 Pounds to Henry Fitts, Ch. Co. Ct. Sec: Thomas Hilliard & Henley Turner. at Warren County, North Carolina.6

     Susannah Turner's estate was inventoried on 9 June 1813 in Court, Stephen Turner was there with respect to his mother's estate. In August Court, Stephen presented the inventory of her estate which includes crop of Petersburg tobacco and bonds due from Henley Turner and Robert Wright, Jr.

     Inventory of Susannah Turner Properties, 9 June 1878.

"Turner’s I An inventory of the Property that Susannah Turner died properties of taken the 9th June
Inv.                I 1873.
                I To wit.
I       thirty four pieces of Bacon, 1 firkin of hogs lard, a parcel of soap, some salt, nine
I      weeding & killing hoes, three grubbing ditto & (?)n Plow ditto, two new –ground
I      coultery, one Pole Axe, 1 scythe and cradle, two air of (?)am(?), two plow bridle bibs,
I      two raw cow hides, 1 brandy barrel, 1 piece of Bar __ (?)___, pr. of old wagon Tine,
I      one large wash pot, one Dutch oven, one Ladle, two old marking __(?)___, three
I       Piggins __(?)__ and pieces of (?) oal(?s) leather, a parcel of Beef=ma(?), a parcel of
I      corn fodder and __(?)___ a parcel of (?) hanging, four head of cattle, three head of
I      horses, nine head of sheep, thirty five head of Hogs, one meal sifter, one (?)earch, four
I       jugs some honey in one say about half gallon, three pair of cotton card(?) one pair of
I       wool ditto, one woman’s saddle and Bridle, one man’s saddle, three Table Cloths, a
I       parcel of pickles and seed cotton, four yards of white plane cotton cloth, two Dutch
I       Blankets, figured chest ___(?)___, three counterpains, three undersheets, two pillars
I       and cases, a parcel of Spun cotton, a parcel of mixed cotton and wool, one painted
I      Table, one painted chest, one gourd and parcel of sugar and coffee, five knives and
I       forks, five Table spoons, one soap ditto, one Earthen Tea Pot, two Earthen Baking
I      Pans, one Earthen Dish, three Earthen Plates, one Sugar Dish, one waiter, a parcel of
I      cups and saucers, two tin baking Pans, one tin pint measure, one pair of tin candle
I      molds, one Petersburg Crop Tob[sub o is written adjacent to “b” VHD] note. no. 40
I      weight       crops      tar       neth
I            1476. – 126 – 1350, one Paddock, one basket of wool, one sack – bag.
I       Cutting knife & Bench, one empty Tob[sub o is written adjacent to “b” VHD]
I       one Paddock, one basket of wool, one sack-bag. Cutting knife & Bench, one empty
I       empty Tob[sub o is written adjacent to “b” VHD] rack, a parcel of peas, a parcel of
I       Flax Seed, one curry comb, one Grind-stone, two Porter Dishes, one Pewter Barrow,
I       one Pepper _(?)_ , one churn, one _(?)_ _(?)_ , two hens, one funnel, pr of five _(?_,
I      & a coffee mill, one _(?)_ the _(?)_ Twenty Dollars due from Robert Wright Jr. on the
I      29th November 1871. one ditto from Henly Turner of Three Dollars due on the 20th,
I       January 1873 a parcel of wheat, money in hand thirty two Dollars & _(?).
I
I                      Stephen Turner Admin
I
I       Warren County August Term 1873. This Inventory of the Estate of Susannah Turner
I       was returned in Open Court by Stephen Turner the administrator on oath and on
I       motion the same was ordered to be recorded.
I            Test. Wm. Green Clk."7,6

     On 10 June 1813, (and on 11 Jun) there was a sale of the items from her estate. An accounting of the sale was presented at the Aug. 1813 court by Stephen Turner. Purchases included: Jones Mabry, John Turner, Jacob Davis, Henley Turner, Terisha Turner, Thomas Reaves, William Reaves, Terisha Johnson, etc.

     "270 I Memorandum of Property sold at the sale of Susannah Turner dec’d 10th
Turner I & 11th June 1813._____________________________________________
Acct           I Persons Names            I Property           I       $ cts._____
Sales           I Stephen Dodson           1 Pole Axe                 1.00
I           James Bullock           3 grubbing hoes                 1.26
I            Jones & Mabry            4 weeding hoes                 .70
I           David Dancy            4 killing hoes                1.40
I            Terisha Turner            3 new ground Coultery          .55
I           Stephen Dodson           2 Jack hoes                1.51
I           Terisha Turner            2 Jack do                1.20
I           David Dancy           1 Trowell do               .52
I            James Bulloch            1 weeding do & trowel do           1.00
I            Caps & Mabry            2 pr. harness & Bridle Bits           .80
I            David Dancy            1 curry comb                .75
I            James Bulloch            1 man’s Saddle                1.50
I            Allison Williams            1 Scythe & cradle                3.00
I            James Bulloch           2 Raw cowhides                3.00
I            Thomas Hillard            1 Grind Stone                2.10
I            James Mabry                1 Tub & __(?_                 .30
I            Joseph P. Green           2 do do                 .12 ½
I            Robert Wright           2 do do                    .41
I            Henly Turner           1 Dutch oven               1.40
I                                 1 (?) Pork                2.50
271           |Terisha Johnson            1 (?) Saddle                 .51 (or .31)
I            Thomas Davis           1 bread (?)               .19
I            Jacob Davis           1 brandy barrel                 .87
I            John Allen            1 meal sifter               .32
I            Henly Turner            1 (?) do                 .75
I            Richard Shearren           Candle mould & 2 baking (?)           .29
I            William Reaves            Lot of Earthen Ware & (?)           .61
I            Jacob Davis            1 Tea Pot                .51
I            Thomas Reaves            2 Earthen Plates & tin measure          .12
I            Jacob Davis                          2 Earthen Baking Pans          .80
I           William Reaves           1 Earthen Dish                    .96     
I           Anderson Byars           5 Table spoons & soap do           .31
I            Jacob Davis            5 knives & forks               1.72
I            Henly Turner                Goard of Coffee & sugar            1.62
I            Joseph T. Green                  1 (?)                .75      
I            Allison Williams                     1 small do                .35
I            Austin Wright Jr.                     1 jug and honey           1.20
I           Jacob Davis                          1 do                    1.30     
I            Jones Mabry                      1 Pewter Dish           1.00
I            William Reaves                  1 do do                1.39
I            Henly Turner            1 Pewter Basin           1.22
I           Thomas Davis                     1 Pepper Box & Paddock           .44
I           Wm Reaves            1 woman’s saddle & bridle           11.10 I            Thomas Davis            1 pair cotton (?)                1.10
I            Robt. Mabry           1 do do                .20
I            Henly Turner                     1 pr. wool do           .52
I           Thomas Davis           1 pr. cotton do                2.30
272          I Jacob Davis           parcel of spun cotton           2.85
I            Terisha Johnson           1 painted chest                4.33
I            John Turner                          1 painted Table           2.10
I            Terisha Turner                      sheet & counterpain       2.50
I            Anderson Byars                 do do           4.57
I                           2 pillow cases                    1.70      
I                           3 Table Cloths               1.00          
I                               parcel of new cotton __(?)__                .36
I           Jacob Davis                    piece of new cloth                     .99
I           Robert Wright            figured chest __(?)__          .45     
I           Jacob Davis            2 Dutch Blankets                3.57
I           Howard Davis           1 Basket & wool               4.15
I           Terisha Turner            1 Jack Bag                .60
I           Zeke Dortch                          parcel of _(?)_ cotton           1.21
I            Austin Wright                          a parcel of do do          5.26
I           Robert Wright                 parcel of picked do          2.42
I            Anderson Byers                     3 _(?)_               .36
I            Robert Wright                lot of Bacon four pieces           3.00
I                      lot of do do           8.42
I           David Hollimay           lot of do do               26.68
I            Zeke Dortch           parcel of soap                2.10
I           Wm Hargrove           Goard of oil, tallow, & Beeswax      1.00
I            Stanfield Drew           parcel of Lard               6.26
I            Thomas White                parcel of salt                2.60
I            James Ellington           1 _(?)_ & piece of _(?)_           3.41
I            Jacob Davis           piece of Bar _(?)_           2.55
I            Stephen Dodson           1 pr. of wagon tine          6.25
273          I David Dancy                1 hided heifer           [:TAB: 7.46
I            Richard _(?)_            1 hided __(?)__            15.00
I            Stephen Dodson           1 _(?)_ & yearling           18.11
I            Thomas Davis                     1 Petersburg Inspected Tobc _(?)_      14.10
I            Jacob Davis           parcel of _(?)_ hanging in the barn 9.50
I           David Dancy                9 first choice hogs           30.00
I                            of second do do          10.10
I            Joel Smith                Black _(?)_ pigs                5.50
I                                        1 _(?)_ do do          4.20
I                           1 yellow do & _(?)_ do          3.00
I           Terisha Turner            5 Barrels of corn            12.88
I           Nathaniel Laffron           5 do do           12.90
I            Sylvester Nuckuls            5 do do          13.10
I            Israel Hargrove           __(?)__ & parcel of _(?)_       1.10
I            Austin Wright Jr           parcel of _(?)_ _(?)_          .25
I                           cutting knife & bench          1.24
I           Robert Wright           Sorrel Horse Ball          60.00
I           David Dancy           Bay Mare _(?)_ & colt     90.20
I            Stephen Dodson           6 Ewes & 3 rams          16.40
I            Caswell Drake                     1 stack of oats           5.40
I                           1 stack of Blade fodder      2.65
I                           1 do do          4.10
I           David Dancy           1 stack of oaks           6.31
I            John Stephens                1 stack of blade fodder       3.25
I            Henly Turner           2 ducks & 2 Hens, five _(?)_
I                           funnel & coffee mill          2.50
274
I           Austin Wright Jr.           4 barrels of corn           10.75
I            Jacob Davis           parcel of rubbish corn           10.35
I            Joseph T. Green           36 _(?)_ Bushels of whea       30.35 ½

                         Stephen Turner Adm.

     Warren County August Term 1813
          This account of sales of the Estate of Susannah Turner Decd was returned in open court
          by Stephen Turner Adm. On oath, and on motion the same was ordered to be recorded.
                         Test. Wm Green Clc"

     By my rough calculation, the total amount derived from this sale was about $558.23 (worth about $6,628.91 in 2013 dollars). at Warren County, North Carolina.8

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1800with a household consisting of one free white male 10 through 15; three free white males 16 through 25; two free white females under 10; one free white female 16 through 25; one free white female 45 or older (herself); and, fourteen slavesWarren County, North Carolina9

Citations

  1. [S1350] Albemarle County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 2-3, 1752-1798, FHL Film 0,030,212, microfilm of original records at the Albemarle County Courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia, William Hamner will, Will Book 3, pages 40-43.
  2. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009.
  3. [S810] Wulfeck, Dorothy Ford. Marriages of Some Virginia Residents, 1607-1800, II (1967; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1986), page 110; citing Rev. Edgar Woods' Albemarle in Virginia, page 215, which states his name to be Reuben with no documentation. Woods' book was written in 1901 and is incorrect in its use of Reuben as a middle name, but it has been used by countless family historians. The DAR has stricken this middle name from its records.
  4. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  5. [S1686] Warren County, North Carolina Record of Wills, Accounts, Inventories and Settlements, vols. 14-18, 1807-1816, FHL Film 0,531,533, microreproduction of manuscript and typescript filmed by the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Susanna Turner entry, vol. 17, page 245.
  6. [S2205] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates: Warren County, North Carolina 1805-1833, II (Raleigh: D. B. G., 1989), page 20; citing County Court Minutes, August 1812 - November, 1813.
  7. [S1686] Warren Co., NC Wills, Invs. & Settlemnts., vols. 14-18, FHL Film 0,531,533, Susanna Turner inventory, vol. 17, page 266. I am indebted to Beverly Gail Drewa who transcribed a digital copy of the original record on 29 Aug 2007. A copy of the original is in the possession of Toby Turner..
  8. [S1686] Warren Co., NC Wills, Invs. & Settlemnts., vols. 14-18, FHL Film 0,531,533, Susanna Turner entry, vol. 17, pages 270-274.
  9. [S58] 1800 U. S. Federal Census, Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 32, page 834, line 4, Susanna Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M32. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

Nicholas Hamner Sr1,2

M, #821, b. between 1638 and 1640, d. November 1703
FatherHumphrey Hanmer3 b. 29 Apr 1592, d. b 1 Feb 1645

Family

Joan (--?--) d. b 19 Apr 1692
Child
Last Edited3 Feb 2019
     Nicholas Hamner Sr was born between 1638 and 1640. Unfortunately, the New Poquoson Parish Birth Register begins in 1648 so Nicholas' name cannot be found in it.4

     Nicholas married Joan (--?--) circa 1668. The Amherst County book claims her surname to be Turner, born in England bef 1675, but provides no documentation.5,6,7,8

     On 16 March 1672, a Nich. Hamner was transported by Mr. John Page as one of 28 persons brought to the colony. Mr. Page received a patent for 1,900 acres in New Kent County as a result of transporting these people. This cannot be the same man. Possibly there were two men by this name which has led to the Sr. and Jr. designations (Jr being used by civil authorities to delineate a younger man from an older one with the same name and doesn't necessarily connote a familial relationship).

     However, it must be pointed out that there was a good deal of finagling when it came to the lists of transported persons. Often the same person would be reported as transported by different individuals at different times. I feel that I have proven this Nicholas Hamner to be the son of the original emigrant, Humphrey Hanmer.9

     On 24 July 1689, the inventory of the estate of John Donnell of Bruton Parish, showed that Nicholas Hamner was one of the people to whom the estate owed debts.10

     On 19 April 1692, Joan Hamner, wife of Nico. Hamner was buried at Bruton Parish, James City County, Virginia Colony.11

     On 23 March 1698/99, Hamners Path is named in a deed conveyance between Joseph White and Thomas Crips, both of Bruton Parish at James City County, Virginia Colony.12

     Nicholas Hamner Sr died in November 1703 in Bruton Parish, James City County, Virginia Colony. Nicholas Hammer (sic) is on the list of deaths for the period of 1703/04.13,14

     He was buried in Bruton Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery, Williamsburg, (Independent City), Virginia Colony.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 20 Jan 2019.15,16

     On 24 November 1704, his son, Nicholas Hamner, Jr., Thomas Fear, Jr., William Camball and Thomas Fear, Sr., were bonded in the amount of 100,000 pounds of tobacco as security for the administration of his estate in York County, Virginia Colony.17

     His estate was appraised on 30 November 1704 at York County, Virginia Colony, "Certified /[this date/]: An Inventory and Apraissment of the Estate of Nicholas Hamner, Deceased.
     Five Stears, five or six years old               12-10
     Nine Cowes                    15-15
     Three, 3 year oldes               4-10
     Two Heffers, 4 yeares olde               3-10
     Two Heffers, 2 yeares olde               2-
     One Bull, 5 yeares olde               1-10
     Eight Yearlins               4-
     Twenty Hogges               12-
     One horse, 7 yeares olde               2-10
     One fetherbed, one green rugge, & furniture          6-
     One fether bed, one Blue rugge, & furniture          5-10
     One fether bed & furniture in the Dary          6-
     Three olde Servants' beds, 2 rugges, 2 olde Blankets     1-
     Wearing Close               3-
     One Oven               -15-2
     5 yards of Cotton               -8
     Some olde Table Linin               -5
     One large Table, 4 Chests, 1 Cubbard     2-10
     One olde gun, 1 sword, 1 belt, som Bottells, 6 books,
      5 hinges, 2 Brushes, 2 iron potts, 12 rack, 1 frying iron     3-10
     ?Forty-seven pounds & halfe of powder          2-7-6
     One mare and sadle          3-
     One olde Cart & olde harness          1-10
     A piel of Lumber          2-12
     Two men Servants, 3 months to serve; 1 Boye, 12
      months to serve                    5-
                                   102£, 17 Shillings, 8 Pence
Signed by: Edward Wigg, Jos. With, Thos. Fear, Sr., Nicholas Hanmer, Jr., & Thos. Fear, Jr."18

     " . . . the administrators undoubtedly used leniency in determining the face value and item description for Nicholas Hanmer/Hamner's estate. Nevertheless, a personal property estate of 102£, 17 Shillings, 8 Pence was a respectable one for 1645." [? - but this appraisal occurred in 1704?]. The fact that he had thirty head of cattle, twenty pigs and two horses indicates that he was involved with raising livestock, as well as cultivating tobacco. "He also had three indentured servants, each of whom produced 50 granted acres of land per headright, totalling 150 acres. The question arises, where was his land located? It could have been in either York County or James City County, or both counties. A York County court adjudicated Nicholas Sr.'s case, so one would first think his property was in York County. Yet, in 1704 when the estate inventory was presented to the York County Court, Nicholas Hanmer/Hamner, Jr. paid taxes on 500 acres of land for the Quit Rent taxes in James City County. I [the author] do not believe that these were two separate tracts of land; a further explanation [occurs later in his book]." The possessions of Nicholas Sr. also indicate a man of culture and monetary means at this time. "It was still rare in Tennessee in the mid-1800's for a rural planter to own more than a Bible and a book on home remedies." The fact that Nicholas Sr. had six books in 1703 "provides convincing evidence that [he] was an educated man with a sense of social graces."

     A study of the signatures on the two York County Court records are interesting. I am attaching a scanned copy of a tracing of both signatures which were made by Nicholas and not by a court clerk. In the first, Nicholas has signed on the original petition for administration; whereas in the second, he has signed the inventory and appraisal. Note the fact that the 'N' in his first name is printed on the first, but on the second is in script. The 'H' in his surname is in lower case script for both signatures, which definitely appear to be written by the same person. Of special importance is the fact that the in the first, he writes his surname as 'ham ner, while in the second, he spells it 'hanmer.' This provides conclusive evidence that our ancestors were still using both spellings in 1704. Finally, in the second, he not only used the identical Hanmer spelling, but he added the abbreviation 'Jr-', "which gives positive proof that there was a Nicholas, Jr., who was the son of Nicholas, Sr."19,20

Citations

  1. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), page 158.
  2. [S3574] Hamner, James Edward and Hamner, Catherine Anne Clark. A Brief History of The Hanmer/Hamner Family in Wales & Colonial America (Memphis: Llysbedydd Press, 1991), page 68 . this book has been carefully researched and footnoted. It corrects some egregious errors made in previous books, such as the book on Albemarle County by Rev. Woods.
  3. [S3574] Hamner and Hamner. Brief Hist. of Hamner Fam., page 52.
  4. [S3801] Hamner, James Edward. The Hamer/Hamner Family History in Virginia (Sewanee, Tennessee: Llysbedydd Press, 2009), page 51-52.
  5. [S3725] Wright. F. Edward, compiler. York County, Virginia Marriages and Family Relationships 1636-1800 (Lewes: Colonial Roots, 2012), page 85, citing Vogt, Bruton Parish Virginia Register 1662-1797.
  6. [S3378] Goodwin, William Archer Rutherford, compiler. The Record of Bruton Parish Church (Richmond: The Dietz Press, 1941), page 162.
  7. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 51.
  8. [S5548] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee, compiler. Amherst County, Virginia Heritage, II (n/a: Walsworth Publishing Company, 2004), page 177, submitted by Brian M. Leighton; claiming her surname to have been Turner and that she was born in England bef 1675.
  9. [S2539] Nugent, Nell Marion, abstractor. Cavalier and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, II: 1666-1695 (Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1977), page 30, citing Patent Book 6, page 107.
  10. [S3646] Dorman, John Frederick, abstractor. York County, Virginia Deeds, Orders, Wills, Etc., No. 8, Part Two, 1687-1691 (Washington: J. F. D., 1975), page 20, citing pages 314-315.
  11. [S3051] Vogt, John, compiler. Bruton Parish Virginia Register 1662-1797 (Athens, Georgia: New Papyrus Publishing, 2004), page 75.
  12. [S3635] DeMarco, Christopher. Colonial Families of York County, Virginia, 3 (Lewes: Colonial Roots, 2009), page 5.
  13. [S3378] Goodwin. Bruton Parish VA Church Recds., page 164.
  14. [S3051] Vogt. James City Co., Bruton Parish Reg., 1662-1797, page 79, wherein he is described as a 'planter'.
  15. [S3574] Hamner and Hamner. Brief Hist. of Hamner Fam., page 69.
  16. [S3634] Chappelear, Nancy, compiler. Bruton and Middleton Parishes, James City County, Virginia, Parish Register 1662-1797 (Washington: Chappelear & Baird, 1966), page 32; citing register page 103.
  17. [S3678] York County, Virginia Deeds, Orders, Wills, No. 11-12, 1698-1706, FHL Film 0,034,406, microfilm of originals at the York County courthouse, Yorktown, Virginia, #12, page 301.
  18. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 55, citing York County, Virginia Records, No. 12, page 302 (November 30, 1704).
  19. [S3801] Hamner. VA Hanmer/Hamner Fam., page 56.
  20. [S3899] York County, Virginia Deeds, Orders, Wills, No. 11-12, 1698-1706, FHL Film 0,034,406, #4, microfilm of originals at the York County courthouse, Yorktown, Va.
  21. [S3574] Hamner and Hamner. Brief Hist. of Hamner Fam., page 109.

Mary Turner1

F, #822, b. 13 March 1771, d. 1847
RelationshipGranddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner1,2,3 b. bt 1726 - 1743, d. b Nov 1799
MotherSusannah Hamner1 d. b 27 May 1813
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

William McGuffy Rives b. 24 Dec 1767, d. b May 1839
Children
Last Edited14 Jun 2019
     Mary Turner was born on 13 March 1771, daughter of Stephen Turner and Susannah Hamner. The month is torn away in the bible.1,3

     Mary Turner and William McGuffy Rives obtained a marriage bond on 5 January 1788 in Warren County, North Carolina, with Nicholas Bilbo as bondsman.4,5,6 Stephen Turner, the father of the bride, and Thomas River, father of the groom, gave consent to the marriage on 5 January 1788 at Warren County, North Carolina.7

     Mary, 16, married William McGuffy Rives, 20, son of Thomas Henry Rives and Eleanor Neal, on 5 January 1788 at Warren County, North Carolina.8

     On 14 October 1799, she is named Mary Reves in her father's will of this date.2

     On 3 October 1839, Mary Turner Rives has left an interesting account of these family relationships, which breathes the breath of life into names which otherwise might never have been more than names, in a letter written to her son Robert Rives:

     "Warren County
     North Carolina,
     Oct. 3, 1839.
     Dear Son:

          I take this opportunity of writing you a few lines to let you know that I and family are well. Hoping this letter will find you and family in good health.
          Your brothers and sisters are well. Mary Mabry [Mary Rives who m. James Mabry] has chills and fever. John Turner has the bilious (sic) fever and is very sick at this time. Our neighbors are well on this side of Nutbush Creek. The people on the other side are very sickly. Howel Clardy lies very low with the billious (sic) fever and is very dangerous. Polly Bosdens died about the 15th of September, and the Doctors said she died of the glands of the neck being swelled; she was confined to her bed more than three months, she died a devout christian (sic).
          Rebecca, your mother's brother Jack Vaughan and the Edwards family were all well at Mrs. Bowdens' funeral.
          We have fine crops in this county of every description, except potatoes and turnips. New corn will start form the stack at two dollars, tobacco at Petersburg is from $3. to $10., wheat one dollar, cotton below par, bacon 15 cents per pound.
          You requested me to send you all your ages also your Father's and my age. Your Father was Born December 24, 1767. I was born March 13, 1771. We were married the 5th day of January, 1788. Stephen Rives was born the 10th. of November 1788. Thomas Rives was born the 4th. day of Nov. 1790. Nancy Mabry was born the 14th. of Oct. 1792. William Rives was born the 24th. of March, 1795. Sally Moss was born the 13th. of August, 1799. Polly Watkins was born the 1st. of Dec. 1801. Robert Rives was born the 16th. of Dec. 1803. James Rives was born the 13th. of Sept. 1807. Rebecca Southall was born the 27th. of Jan. 1810. Susan Cunningham was born August 8th. 1817.
          My father was born and reared in Amherst County, Va., on the other side of James River. My father was named Stephen Turner, son of Old Terisha Turner of said County and State. My mother was named Susan Hamner in Albemarle County, Va., daughter of Wm. Hamner of said City and State. Robert, Uncle John Turner and family moved from Amherst to that State [Tennessee] and I heard of them in Wilson Co [Tennessee]. Aunt Sallie Stovall and her family went there. Aunt Molly London's children went there. They moved out of Amherst near Lynchburg. Some of Uncle Henry Turner's children moved to that state also, but I do not know what County.
          The sale of your father's property will be between the 15th. and 20th. of December. All the perishable property and five negroes, visible, Cely, Sims, Granderson, Hinton, and Henry, all of which you may call nearly men.
          I desire to be remembered to Rebecca and the children, Stephen, Y. Moss, Len H. Johnson and Old Mrs. Collins.
          So I conclude, remaining your loving mother until death.
                              [Signed] Mary Rives
     [Addressed]
          Robert Rives and wife
          Montgomery County
          Tenn."9

     Mary Rives died in 1847 in Warren County, North Carolina.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 7 Jan 2019.10

     On 21 January 1848, a sale of the perishable property of Mary's estate occurred.11

     On 29 February 1848, John Hilliard was bonded as administrator of her estate at Warren County, North Carolina.12

     On 20 March 1848, a sale of her personal property occurred.13

Citations

  1. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009.
  2. [S1685] Warren County, North Carolina Record of Wills, Accounts, Inventories, and Settlements, vols. 10-13, 1798-1807, FHL Film 0,531,532, microreproduction of manuscript and typescript filmed by North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Stephen Turner will, Volume 10, pages 193-198.
  3. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), pages 159, 160; a reproduction of the original letter by Mary Turner Rives to her son, Robert Rives and his wife, dated 3 Oct 1839, in which she writes the family history.
  4. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Grooms, page 00061.
  5. [S423] Vogt, John and Kethley, T. William. Mecklenburg County Marriages - 1765-1853 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Co., 1989), page 118. Virginia Historic Marriage Register.
  6. [S454] "North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds 1741 - 1868," database, n.pub., (http://www.ancestry.com: 2000) accessed 14 Oct 2009, entry for William Rives and Mary Turner, 5 Jan 1788, Record #01 210, Bond #000162503. Says bondsman was Presley Thorn. State of North Carolina, An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977.
  7. [S423] Vogt and Kethley, Mecklenburg Co VA Marr - 1765-1853, page 283.
  8. [S2866] "North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8BJ-R23 : accessed 11 Jul 2014), William Rives and Mary Turner, 05 Jan 1788; citing Warren County, North Carolina, reference; FHL microfilm 6,330,317.
  9. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, pages 159, 160.
  10. [S2990] "North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979, " index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-PXN : accessed 21 Jul 2016), Mary Reaves, 1847; citing Warren County Probate, Book R, image 1 of 32, FHL microfilm 2,294,991.
  11. [S2990] "NC Estate Files, 1663-1979," FamilySearch, Mary Reaves, 1847; citing Warren County Probate, Book R, images 5-7 of 32, FHL microfilm 2,294,991 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-PXN, accessed 21 Jul 2016.
  12. [S2990] "NC Estate Files, 1663-1979," FamilySearch, Mary Reaves, 1847; citing Warren County Probate, Book R, image 3 of 32, FHL microfilm 2,294,991 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-PXN, accessed 21 Jul 2016.
  13. [S2990] "NC Estate Files, 1663-1979," FamilySearch, Mary Reaves, 1847; citing Warren County Probate, Book R, images 15-20 of 32, FHL microfilm 2,294,991 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-PXN, accessed 21 Jul 2016.

William Turner1,2

M, #823, b. 17 November 1768, d. before 21 December 1811
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner1,3 b. bt 1726 - 1743, d. b Nov 1799
MotherSusannah Hamner d. b 27 May 1813
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Frances Dodson b. 5 Mar 1774, d. 2 Nov 1857
Children
Last Edited27 Sep 2019
     
Questions With Respect to William's Father

     Some internet sites show this man as being the son of Henry, son of Henry, son of Terisha, and son of Stephen Reuben. This is impossible given the dates for him!

     Another online genealogy gives a son, Lewis born Apr 1796, Wiley born in Nov 1796. This is quite impossible.
     William Turner was born on 17 November 1768, son of Stephen Turner and Susannah Hamner.1

     William Turner and Frances Dodson obtained a marriage bond on 30 December 1791 in Granville County, North Carolina, with Willliam Dodson as bondsman and W. Norwood as witness.4,5

     On 14 October 1799, he is named as one of the executors of his father's will at Warren County, North Carolina.3

     William Turner died before 21 December 1811 in Wilson County, Tennessee.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 19 Jan 2019.6

     William Turner's estate inventory was filed on 21 December 1811 in Wilson County, Tennessee.6

     In June 1812, a Note duly signed by William Turner to Charles Cox dated 21 Apr 1810 for 100 acres of land, was sworn to in court by James Turner. This James cannot have been his son who was only 7 at the time if the birth date for him is accurate. in Wilson County, Tennessee.6

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1802he is not on the 1802 or 1804 tax listWilson County, Tennessee

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1800with two free white males under 10; one free white male between 10 and 15; one free white male between 26 and 44 (presumably himself); two free white females under 10; one free white female between 26 and 44. This doesn't seem to work with the dates of birth I have for his childrenWarren County, North Carolina7

Citations

  1. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009.
  2. [S2989] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFS3-D41 : accessed 15 Feb 2012), William Turner and Frances Dodson, 30 Dec 1791; citing Granville, North Carolina, United States, p. , Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 1,758,775.
  3. [S1685] Warren County, North Carolina Record of Wills, Accounts, Inventories, and Settlements, vols. 10-13, 1798-1807, FHL Film 0,531,532, microreproduction of manuscript and typescript filmed by North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Stephen Turner will, Volume 10, pages 193-198.
  4. [S2989] "NC Co. Marriages, 1762-1979," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFS3-D41, William Turner and Frances Dodson, 30 Dec 1791; citing Granville, North Carolina, United States, p. , Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 1,758,775, accessed 15 Feb 2012). Bond No. 1490.
  5. [S304] Holcomb, Brent H.. Marriages of Granville County, North Carolina (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981), page 331.
  6. [S3168] "Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927, " digital image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77T2-8Y78?mode=g&i=155&wc=M6QW-KWL%3A179891901%2C180192101&cc=1909088 ), William Turner, 1811; citing Wilson County Inventories, Wills, 1802-1814, images 156-157 of 232, pages 294-295; accessed 15 Feb 2012. There is no index to this information as of 22 Jun 2019.
  7. [S58] 1800 U. S. Federal Census, Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 32, page 834, line 3, William Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M32. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  8. [S49] Johnson, Tony L., e-mail message from (<e-mail address>) to Toby Turner, dated 2 Jan 2002, with genealogy report attachment entitled "Johnson/Turner Descendants."

James Alvis Turner1

M, #824, b. 12 June 1875, d. 10 October 1958
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherZachary Taylor Turner2,3,1 b. 3 Aug 1849, d. 1 Apr 1922
MotherBettie J. Daniel4,3,1 b. 10 Jun 1852, d. 16 Oct 1936

Family

Alienne Plummer Wiggins b. 19 Dec 1885, d. 16 Sep 1977
Last Edited28 May 2019
     James Alvis Turner was born on 12 June 1875 near Middleburng, son of Zachary Taylor Turner and Bettie J. Daniel, in Warren County, North Carolina.5,6,1 He was also known as Alvis J. Turner7 or, as John Alvis Turner.8

     James Alvis Turner, 59, married Alienne Plummer Wiggins, 49, daughter of Thomas Frederick Wiggins and Lucy Davis Wiggins, on 24 December 1934.8,3

     James Alvis Turner died on 10 October 1958 at age 83 in Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina,8,3 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina.8,1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18804 years of ageNutbush Township, Warren County, North Carolina4
190025 years of age and is living in his father's householdMiddleburg Township, Vance County, North Carolina7
Farmer who rents his farm7
191031 years of age and living within his father's householdMiddleburg Township, Vance County, North Carolina9
Farm Laborer9
1920as Alvis, 44 years of age, single and living in his father's householdMiddleburg Township, Vance County, North Carolina10
Farm Laborer10
193054 years of age, single and head of household [woefully mis-indexed by FamilySearch]Middleburg Township, Vance County, North Carolina11
Farmer11
194064 years of ageHenderson, Vance County, North Carolina12
Farmer12

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 7 Oct 2012, memorial page for James Alvis Turner (1875-1958) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Amy Robbins-Tjden, maintained by OBXr (originally created by Amy Robbins-Tjaden); citing Elmwood Cemetery, Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina. A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  2. [S1568] North Carolina Society of Sons of the American Revolution. Lineage Book of Past and Present Members of the North Carolina Society of Sons of the American Revolution (Raleigh: North Carolina Society of Sons of the American Revolution; Edwards & Broughton Co., 1951), page 277.
  3. [S3461] "North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGQZ-VJ7 : accessed 8 Jul 2010), J. Alvis Turner, 10 Oct 1958; citing Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, item 1 cn 28629, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,952,925.
  4. [S677] 1880 United States Federal Census, Warren County, North Carolina, population schedule, Nutbush Township, Enumeration District (ED) 284, Sheet 16, dwelling 124, family 124, Zachary Turner household, digital images, Roll 985, page 77A, citing National Archives microfilm T9. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  5. [S1568] North Carolina Society of Sons of the American Revolution. NC SAR Lineage Book, page 277; 1938: 555-55854 describes his lineage, but appears to use the wrong first name.
  6. [S5549] Vance County Historical Society, compiler. The Heritage of Vance County, 1 (Winston-Salem: Hunter Publishing Company, 1984), page 337, gives date of birth.
  7. [S70] 1900 United States Federal Census, Vance County, North Carolina, population schedule, Middleburg Township, Enumeration District (ED) 88, Sheet 121A, dwelling 193, family 196, Zack T. Turner household, digital images, Roll 1220, page 239A, citing National Archives microfilm T623. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  8. [S5549] Vance County Historical Society. Vance Co., NC Heritage, 1, page 337.
  9. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ML3K-S1R ): accessed 3 Aug 2016), Z T Turner Sr., 1910, Middleburg, Vance, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 86, sheet 16B, household 290, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,140.
  10. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZJ5-P5T: accessed 7 Aug 2016), Z T Turner household, 1920, Middleburg, Vance, North Carolina, United States; citing ED 97, sheet 11A, household 166, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,323.
  11. [S5533] "United States Census, 1930," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X37D-T43 ): accessed 7 Aug 2016), mis-indexed as James A Tunner, 1930, Middleburg, Vance, North Carolina, United States; citing ED 11, sheet 12B, household 192, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington, D. C.: The National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,341,458.
  12. [S3273] "1940 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KWQL-994 ): accessed 7 Aug 2016), J Alvis Turner, First Ward, Henderson, Henderson Township, Vance, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 91-2, sheet 5B, family 101, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2980.

James Turner1

M, #825, b. 20 September 1781
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner1 b. bt 1726 - 1743, d. b Nov 1799
MotherSusannah Hamner d. b 27 May 1813
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Elizabeth Sims b. bt 1790 - 1800
Children
Last Edited29 Sep 2019
     James Turner was born on 20 September 1781, son of Stephen Turner and Susannah Hamner, in Warren County, North Carolina.2,3

     On 14 October 1799, he is named in his father's will of this date.1

     James Turner and Elizabeth Sims obtained a marriage bond on 9 February 1801 in Warren County, North Carolina, with Wm. Rives and M. Duke Johnson as bondsmen. The book, Some Turners of Virgina, states that James married Molly Allen. There is a marriage bond for a James Turner and Molly Allen in Warren County, North Carolina. I believe she has confused two separate James Turner who lived in Warren County. Susannah Hamner Turner's Bible specifically names his wife as Elizabeth. There were two marriage bonds for men named James Turner and women named Elizabeth. However, Elizabeth Sims fits better because of the birth of James and Elizabeth's children as listed in this bible. It should also be noted that Hamner Turner married Bathena Sims, probably a sister to Elizabeth.4,5,6

     James Turner married Elizabeth Sims after 9 February 1801 in Warren County, North Carolina.4,7

     In an early study of the 1820 census, I found four James Turners in Warren County. Given that we don't know James' date of birth, it's impossible to state with any certainty which was the right one. The one living closest to Stephen Reuben is the James on page 311, who is between 26 and 44 years of age, with 3 white females under 10, one white female between 16 and 25 and one 45 or older. This James has 4 slaves.

     There is another James on page 313 who is the same age, but with 2 sons under 10, 1 son between 10 and 15, one female between 26 and 44 and no slaves.

     Using HeritageQuest's and ancestry.com's 1820 census, I found only two James Turners in Warren County, North Carolina. One on page 436, line 25 and another on page 441, line 46. Due to my lack of footnoting the above, I cannot find the original source.

     The James enumerated on page 317 shows only 9 slaves with nothing entered in any of the others spaces! The James on page 318 appears to have 110 slaves and has 1 white male under 10, 1 white male between 10 and 15, 1 white male between 16 and 25 and 1 white male between 26 and 44. He has one white female under 10, 3 white females between 10 and 15, 2 white females between 26 and 44 and 1 white female 45 or older.

     Neither of these two men can be found on either HeritageQuest or ancestry.com's 1820 census.

     I cannot find death/burial information about him as of 21 Dec 2016.

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
August 1812in Capt. Turner's District with 4,897 acres of taxable property in Warren County, North Carolina

     I believe this is the right James Turner. However, because of the uncertainty in identifying the several James Turner men in the 1820 census, it is impossible to know exactly who is the James Turner whose name is on a list of taxable property in Capt. Turner's District in Warren County, North Carolina for the Aug 1812 term. This property is valued at $4,897
Warren County, North Carolina8

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1790as one of the three white males under the age of 16Warren County, North Carolina9
1800there are two men named James Turner in this census: James Turner (Line 11), with one free white male bettween 16 and 25; one free white female under 10; and, one free white female between 16 and 25 years of age. Four slaves are listed. This would seem likely except for the 1790 enumeration. On the same page is James Turner Sr (Line 16) whose household consisted of two free white males under 10; one free white male between 26 and 44; one free white female under 10; one free white female between 16 and 25; and one free white female between 26 and 44. Sixty-nine slaves are listed.10
1820with one free white male under 10; one free white male 45 or over; one free white female under 10; two free white females 10 through 15; 2 free white females 16 through 25; 1 free white female 45 or older. One male slave is listed between 26 and 44. One person is engaged in agriculture. There are a total of four free whites under 16 and two free whites over 25. With the one slave that gives a total of nine in this household.

I believe this man to be the son of Stephen Turner.
Warrenton, Warren County, North Carolina11
1820one James had the following household: two free white males 16 through 25; one free white male 45 and older; two free white females under 10; two free white females 16 through 25; and one free white females 45 and over. There was one free colored female 14 through 25. The large number of slaves was enumerated as follows: twenty-eight male slaves under 14; eighteen male slaves 14 through 25; ten male slaves 26 through 44; fourteen male slaves 45 and over; fifty female slaves under 14; nineteen female slaves 14 through 25; eighteen female slaves 26 through 44; thirteen female slaves 45 and over. There were sixty persons engaged in agriculture and four engaged in manufactures. There was a total of two free white persons under 16; two free white persons over 25 for a total of eight free whites. There was one free colored person and a startling 170 slaves. I do not believe this is MY James Turner, but rather another man entirely.Warrenton, Warren County, North Carolina12
1830with one free white male under 5; one free white male between 5 and to 10; one free white male 10 to 15; one free white male 15 to 20; one free white male 40 to 50 (himself); one free white female 10 to 15; one free white female 30 to 40 (presumably his wife)Wilson County, Tennessee13
1840only James Turner found was too young to be this man14
1850this James Turner, born 1781 in North Carolina, was enumerated in Howard County, Missouri, with an Elizabeth, age 54, but he was born in Kentucky which seems unlikely, with four children all of whom were born in Missouri. However, after finding this particular James' burial in Howard County, it was obvious it was not "our" James14

Citations

  1. [S1685] Warren County, North Carolina Record of Wills, Accounts, Inventories, and Settlements, vols. 10-13, 1798-1807, FHL Film 0,531,532, microreproduction of manuscript and typescript filmed by North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Stephen Turner will, Volume 10, pages 193-198.
  2. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009, the original has been digitized and is available at the NC Archives Digital Repository at http://digitalstatelibnc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p15012coll1&CISOPTR=3054&REC=4
  3. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 28 Jul 2004 containing more detailed information on Robert Turner's line (Turner Surname Project).
  4. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), page 00074.
  5. [S548] Susannah Hamner Turner Bible, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, page 8.
  6. [S454] "North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds 1741 - 1868," database, n.pub., (http://www.ancestry.com: 2000) accessed 20 Aug 2007, entry for James Turner and Elizabeth Sims, 9 Feb 1801, Bond No. 000163123. State of North Carolina, An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977.
  7. [S5523] "North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q296-9MQP : accessed 27 Jul 2016), James Turner and Elizabeth Sims, 1801.
  8. [S1686] Warren County, North Carolina Record of Wills, Accounts, Inventories and Settlements, vols. 14-18, 1807-1816, FHL Film 0,531,533, microreproduction of manuscript and typescript filmed by the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, James Turner entry, vol. 17, page 120.
  9. [S5519] "United States Census, 1790," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKB-KBV ): accessed re-accessed 7 Aug 2019, Stephen Turner, Warren, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 82, column 2, line 23, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 568,147.
  10. [S58] 1800 U. S. Federal Census, Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 32, page 833, line 11 and 16, James Turner and James Turner Sr household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M32. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  11. [S59] 1820 United States Federal Census, North Carolina, 25, unknown cd5, line Roll 82, page 436, James Turner|Warren County household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M33. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015. Their 1820 census image quality was superior to those available on ancestry.com.
  12. [S59] 1820 U. S. Census, North Carolina, 46, unknown cd5, line Roll 82, page 441, James Turner|Warren County household.
  13. [S5525] "United States Census, 1830," index and imagges, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHPT-G33 ): accessed 27 Jul 2016), James Turner, 1830, Wilson, Tennessee, United States; citing page 75, line 10, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington, D.C.: The National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 24,540.
  14. [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:MDZC-RGP ): accessed 27 Jul 2016), James Turner household, 1850, Howard county, Howard, Missouri, United States; citing no page number, family 3, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 443,609.