Mary A. Duke1,2

F, #12536, b. circa 1833

Family

Howell Richard Moss b. 8 Dec 1819, d. 11 May 1891
Last Edited19 May 2020
     Mary A. Duke was born circa 1833 in North Carolina.1

     Mary A. Duke and Howell Richard Moss obtained a marriage bond on 18 May 1864 in Warren County, North Carolina, with I. J. Moss as security.1,2

     Mary A. Duke married Howell Richard Moss, 44, son of William Howell Moss and Sarah Rives, on 19 May 1864 in Warren County, North Carolina, with Jas. T. Rufsell, J. P., officiating.2

     Howell Richard Moss's estate was administered on 16 May 1891, by Jacob D. Moss, his son in Warren County, North Carolina. Named as heirs were his widow, Mary D. Moss; Rebecca D. Moss wife of Ira Moss, Richard Moss, Rhoda C. Newman wife of W. O. Newman; Mary R. Tally wife of Wm Tally, Winnie P. Hicks, wife of T. J. Hicks, Jacob D. Moss and Robert E. L. Moss his children and heirs at law (the rest if unreadable although it does appear to mention Richard Moss in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, etc.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
187037 years of ageNutbush Township, Warren County, North Carolina1
188046 years of ageNutbush, Warren County, North Carolina4

Citations

  1. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, population schedule, Nutbush Township, Sheet 29, dwelling 236, family 234, Richard Moss household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M593, Roll 1164, page 533A. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online,. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  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-SCBM, entry for Howell R Moss and Mary A Duke, 18 May 1864; 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 432,253, accessed 6 Oct 2016).
  3. [S5764] "North Carollina Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998," index and images, Ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: accessed 18 Jan 2021, entry for H. R. Moss, 1891, Warren County Estate Records, 1772-1940, image 3190-3192 of 10086; citing original data from the North Carolina Secretary of State, .
  4. [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:MCXB-BCZ ), entry for Howell R Moss household, 1880, Nutbush, Warren, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district ED 284, sheet 79D, household 165, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,254,985, accessed 29 Jul 2016.

Matthew Duke1

M, #1044

Family

Elizabeth (--?--)
Child
Last Edited14 Nov 2020
     Matthew Duke married Elizabeth (--?--). I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 14 Nov 2020.

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.

Nancy Agnes Duke1,2

F, #22840, b. 12 March 1857, d. 7 April 1942
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherLewis Skidmore Duke1 b. c 1827, d. between 17 and 20 Apr 1864
MotherPhoebe Gibbs Mabry1 b. c 1829

Family

Edward T. Harris b. 12 Sep 1845, d. 15 Nov 1927
Children
Last Edited17 Dec 2016
     Nancy Agnes Duke was born on 12 March 1857, daughter of Lewis Skidmore Duke and Phoebe Gibbs Mabry, in Warren County, North Carolina.1,3

     Nancy Agnes Duke married Edward T. Harris circa 1875. I canot find a marriage record for them in North Carolina, Tennessee or Kentucky as of 17 Dec 2016, but I did find Nancy A. Duke and Thomas E. Harris as parents of the groom, John M. Harris, in an Illinois marriage.3,4

     Nancy Agnes Harris died on 7 April 1942 at age 85 in Kentucky,3 and was buried in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hinkleville, Ballard County, Kentucky.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1860as N. A. and 2 years of ageNutbush Township, Warren County, North Carolina1
1880as N. A. and 23 years of age5
1900as Aggie, 43 years of age, married twenty-five years and having borne eight children of whom six are living4

Citations

  1. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD6D-RNG ), entry for L S Duke, 1860, Warren, North Carolina, United States; citing page 89, household 665, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 803,916, accessed 4 Jul 2016.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 23 Jun 2016, memorial page for Lewis Henry Duke (1854-1902) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Teresa, maintained by Teresa; citing Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hinkleville, Ballard County, Kentucky.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Nancy Agnes Duke Harris (1857-1942) at memorial page....
  4. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9WC-CV7 ): accessed 17 Dec 2016), Edward Harris, 1900, Magisterial District 2, Hinkleville, Ballard, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 2, sheet 15B, family 299, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,507.
  5. [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:Ed T Harris, Barlow, Ballard, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 63, sheet 425B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0401; FHL microfilm 1,254,401 ), entry for Ed T Harris, 1880, Barlow, Ballard, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 63, sheet 425B, family 250, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0401; FHL microfilm 1,254,401, accessed 17 Dec 2016.

William Green Duke1

M, #22780, b. circa 1792, d. before 12 September 1868

Family

Letitia Pascall b. c 1801
Child
Last Edited7 Jan 2021
     William Green Duke was born circa 1792 in North Carolina.2

     William Green Duke married Letitia Pascall. I have tried everything, including different spellings of her first and last names, as well as different states, to find this marriage record with no success as of 7 Jan 2021.1

     William Green Duke died before 12 September 1868 in Warren County, North Carolina.3

     His estate was probated on 12 September 1868 in Warren County, North Carolina.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185058 years of ageWarren District, Warren County, North Carolina2
Farmer with real estate valued at $2,0002

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 23 Jun 2016, memorial page for Lewis Henry Duke (1854-1902), providing information on his grandparents at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Teresa, maintained by Teresa; citing Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hinkleville, Ballard County, Kentucky.
  2. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 7 Jan 2021, entry for Will G Duke, 1850, Warren, Warren, North Carolina; citing roll 648, page 33b, family 418, image 2 of 65; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  3. [S5764] "North Carollina Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998," index and images, Ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: accessed 7 Jan 2021, entry for Wm G Duke, 1868, Case No. 11, Estate Records, Day, John - Eaton, William J., images 1-13; citing original data from the North Carolina Secretary of State, .

Elbert Duncan1

M, #24350, b. July 1898
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherFielden Elbert Duncan1 b. 2 Jun 1871, d. 14 May 1961
MotherElizabeth Roberta Turner1 b. May 1873, d. 25 Jul 1907
Last Edited14 Dec 2016
     Elbert Duncan was born in July 1898, son of Fielden Elbert Duncan and Elizabeth Roberta Turner, in Virginia.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19001 year of ageLaurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMFG-M7F ): accessed 14 Dec 2016), Fielden E Duncan, 1900, Laurel Fork, Carroll, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 3, sheet 3A, family 48, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,704.

Ernestine Jordan Duncan1

F, #26116, b. 16 April 1909, d. 27 July 1993

Family

George Washington Turner Jr b. 19 Jan 1908, d. 6 Jan 1998
Last Edited24 Feb 2021
     Ernestine Jordan Duncan was born on 16 April 1909 in Jessamine County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Ernest L. Duncan and Lavinia Cable.2,3,1

     Ernestine, 20, married George Washington Turner Jr, 21, son of George Washington Turner and Addie Belle Carnell, on 6 July 1929. I cannot find a marriage record for them anywhere as of 13 Feb 2021.4

     Ernestine Jordan Turner died on 27 July 1993 at age 844 and was buried in H. B. Parker Cemetery, Humphreys County, Tennessee.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
194031 years of ageFulton, Fulton County, Kentucky2

Citations

  1. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 13 Feb 2021, entry for Ernestine Duncan Turner, 1993, The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee), issue of 29 Jul 1993, page 15, image 15 of 53.
  2. [S3341] "1940 United States Federal Census," digital images, (Ancestry.com: (n.p.), accessed 13 Feb 2021, entry for George W Turner Jr, 1940, Fulton, Fulton, Kentucky; citing roll m-t0627-02307, page 7A, family 153, image 14 of 25; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  3. [S6353] "Kentucky, Birth Records, 1847-1911," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 13 Feb 2021, entry for Ernestine Duncan, 1909, Jessamine County, image 2 of 6.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 13 Feb 2021, memorial page for Ernestine D. Turner (1909-1993) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by |Rick Lambert, maintained by redbirdintheyard, originally created by Rick Lambert; citing H. B. Parker Cemetery, Humphreys County, Tennessee.

Fielden Elbert Duncan1,2

M, #24349, b. 2 June 1871, d. 14 May 1961
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box) (#1)
Descendant Chart (Box) (#2)

Family

Elizabeth Roberta Turner b. May 1873, d. 25 Jul 1907
Child
Last Edited3 Mar 2017
     Fielden Elbert Duncan was born on 2 June 1871 in Carroll County, Virginia. He was the son of James Francis Duncan (1840-1910) and Mary Jane Fariss (1846-1911).1,3,2

     Fielden Elbert Duncan, 21, married Elizabeth Roberta Turner, daughter of Samuel Hopkins Turner and Ann Marie Omohundro, on 4 May 1893 in Carroll County, Virginia.1,4

     After Elizabeth Roberta's death in 1907, he married Pierce Penelope Jennings (1878-1943).2

     Fielden Elbert Duncan died on 14 May 1961 at age 892 and was buried in Turner-Duncan Cemetery, Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
190029 years of age and married seven yearsLaurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia3
Farmer3

Citations

  1. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRZ7-8BY, entry for Fielden E. Duncan and Elizabeth R. Turner, 04 May 1893; citing Carroll, Virginia, reference p 87; FHL microfilm 31,087, accessed 14 Dec 2016).
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 14 Dec 2016, memorial page for Fielden Elbert Duncan (1871-1961) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by James Brady, maintained by James Brady; citing Turner Duncan Cemetery, Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia.
  3. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMFG-M7F ): accessed 14 Dec 2016), Fielden E Duncan, 1900, Laurel Fork, Carroll, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 3, sheet 3A, family 48, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,704.
  4. [S5572] Turner, Stephen Kent, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner at (e-mail address), dated 9 Jan 2017, entitled "still finding", containing a sheet of marriage information from Marriages in Carroll County, Virginia 1842-1942.

James Francis Duncan1

M, #23555, b. 26 March 1840, d. 1 January 1910

Family

Mary Jane Fariss b. 12 May 1846, d. 26 Mar 1911
Child
Last Edited8 Mar 2019
     James Francis Duncan was born on 26 March 1840 in Virginia. He was the son of Reed and Mary Akers Duncan.2

     He performed his Military Service by serving in Cokmpany C, 24th Virginia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. He was wounded in action four times: Williamsburg; 2nd Manasas; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; and, Drewry's Bluff..2

     James Francis Duncan married Mary Jane Fariss.1

     James Francis Duncan died on 1 January 1910 at age 692 and was buried in Turner-Duncan Cemetery, Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia.2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 14 Jun 2016, memorial page for Mary Pierce "Maggie" Duncan Turner (1875-1953) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by James Brady, maintained by James Brady; citing Turner Duncan Cemetery, Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for James Francis Duncan (1840-1910) at memorial page....
  3. [S5572] Turner, Stephen Kent, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner at (e-mail address), dated 9 Jan 2017, containing a sheet of birth/death/marriage information taken from the Edward M. Turner Sr Family Bible, presumably by Nellie Bausell.
  4. [S5572] Turner. Email, dated 9 Jan 2017, entitled "still finding", containing a sheet of marriage information from Marriages in Carroll County, Virginia 1842-1942.

Mary Pierce Duncan1

F, #23554, b. 12 October 1875, d. 16 May 1953
FatherJames Francis Duncan2,3,4 b. 26 Mar 1840, d. 1 Jan 1910
MotherMary Jane Fariss2,3,4 b. 12 May 1846, d. 26 Mar 1911
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box) (#1)
Descendant Chart (Box) (#2)

Family

Edward Milner Turner b. 21 Aug 1867, d. 2 Aug 1944
Children
Last Edited24 Jul 2021
     Mary Pierce Duncan was born on 12 October 1875, daughter of James Francis Duncan and Mary Jane Fariss.2,3
     She was also known as Maggie P.5

     Mary, 15, married Edward Milner Turner, 23, son of Samuel Hopkins Turner and Ann Marie Omohundro, on 17 February 1891 in Carroll County, Virginia.6,7

     Mary Pierce Turner died on 16 May 1953 at age 772,3 and was buried in Turner-Duncan Cemetery, Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1900as Maggie P, 24 years of age, married for nine years and having borne four children of whom three are livingLaurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia5
1910as Maggie P., 34 years of age, married nineteen years and having borne eight children of whom seven are livingLaurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia8
193054 years of age and was 15 years of age when she marriedLaurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia9

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 14 Jun 2016, memorial page for Edward Milner Turner (1867-1944) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by James Brady, maintained by James Brady; citing Turner Duncan Cemetery, Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Mary Pierce "Maggie" Duncan Turner (1875-1953) at memorial page....
  3. [S5572] Turner, Stephen Kent, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner at (e-mail address), dated 9 Jan 2017, containing a sheet of birth/death/marriage information taken from the Edward M. Turner Sr Family Bible, presumably by Nellie Bausell.
  4. [S5572] Turner. Email, dated 9 Jan 2017, entitled "still finding", containing a sheet of marriage information from Marriages in Carroll County, Virginia 1842-1942.
  5. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMFG-M79 ): accessed 29 Aug 2016), Edward M Turner household, 1900, Laurel Fork, Carroll, Virginia, United States; citing ED 3, sheet 3A, family 44, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,704.
  6. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRZ7-7T8, entry for E. M. Turner and Maggie P. Duncan, 17 Feb 1891, Carroll County, page 79, accessed 24 Jul 2021).
  7. [S6332] "Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940," index, (Ancestry.com Operations: (Provo, Utah), accessed 24 Jul 2021, entry for E. M. Turner and Maggie P. Duncan, 17 Feb 1891, Carroll County, page 79, FHL microfilm 31,087.
  8. [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:MPPX-VRJ ), entry for Edward M Turner, Laurel Fork, Carroll, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 5, sheet 22B, family 422, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1624; FHL microfilm 1,375,637, accessed 4 Feb 2021.
  9. [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:CD7D-Q2M ), entry for Edmond M Turner, Laurel Fork, Carroll, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 5, sheet 2B, line 61, family 35, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2439; FHL microfilm 2,342,173, accessed 8 Feb 2021.
  10. [S5572] Turner. Email, dated 13 Jan 2017, entitled "Deaths" containing a scan of pages from The Death Records of Carroll County, Virginia 1854-1896, compiled by Ronald W. Hall for the Carroll County Historical Society, (Stillwater, Minnesota: RWH, rev. 1992) , page 80.
  11. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 23 Jul 2021, entry for Mrs. Dott Turner Marshall, The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, north Carolina), 1 Aug 1984, page 21, image 21 of 241.
  12. [S5560] "All Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2015, Delayed Birth Records, 1721-1911," index and images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com: accessed 11 Jan 2021, entry for Mary Margaret Turner, 1906, Carroll County, Cert. No. 1906004064, Stamped 4064, image 219 of 318; citing original data from the unknown agency.
  13. [S5557] "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014," index and images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com: accessed 11 Jan 2021, entry for Mack A Bondurant and Mary Turner Ritchie, 1956, Carroll County 1956, 33830-34087, Stamped 33960, image 133 of 267; citing original data from the Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.
  14. [S6048] "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 24 Jul 2021, entry for Samuel Condit Turner, 19 Oct 1967, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, Cert. No. 1967 028719, image 220 of 501.

Nancy Duncan1

F, #11691

Family

Dawson VanLandingham b. b 1755, d. b May 1802
Child
Last Edited25 Jul 2016
     Nancy Duncan married Dawson VanLandingham.

Citations

  1. [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.

Charles William Dunlap1,2,3

M, #26527, b. 24 November 1879, d. 13 February 1938

Family

Sally Agnes Turner b. 25 Sep 1883, d. 19 Sep 1968
Last Edited13 May 2021
     Charles William Dunlap was born on 24 November 1879 in Virginia. He was the son of Rice Harvey Dunlap (1851-1931) and Sallie Bell Hyde Dunlap (1854-1886.)4

     Charles married Sally Agnes Turner, daughter of Peter Porter Turner and Lucy Ida Childress. I have not been able to find a marriage record for them as of 13 May 2021.1

     Charles William Dunlap died on 13 February 1938 at age 58 in Millardsville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania,4 and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Myerstown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.4

     On 14 February 1938, his obituary reads:
     "Charles W. Dunlap, well known resident of Millardsville, east of Myerstown, died suddenly at his home on Sunday afternoon of an embolism of the brain. The sudden attack came as a distinct shock to his family and many friends in that community as he was apparently enjoying good health until the past few days when he ailed only slightly. He was superintendent of the Millard quarry operations at Millardsville for the past twenty years, coming here from his native home in Virginia to take over the duties a score of years ago. Through his work and also through his Interest in community affairs in general, the deceased became well known and enjoyed the friendship of a wide circle of residents of the Myerstown vicinity. He was an ardent sportsman and was fond of hunting and fishing, pursuits he engaged in regularly. He was also a capable quarryman and his loss will be keenly felt by his employers. He was a Presbyterian by faith and fraternally was a member of the lodge of Elks, maintaining his Virginia affiliation with that lodge, and also held membership in the Junior Order of Mechanics, also of a Virginia chapter. He was 58 years of age and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sallie Dunlap, a daughter, Miss Dorothy Dunlap, at home, one son, Charles, Jr., of Roselle, New Jersey, and two grandchildren. He also is survived by three sisters, Mrs. John Christian, Mrs. H. H. Bell, and Mrs. A. C. Thomas, and two brothers, J. C Dunlap, and W. W. Dunlap, all of Virginia.
Lebanon Daily News."4

Citations

  1. [S6117] "Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1968," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 12 May 2021, entry for Sally Agnes Dunlap, 19 Sep 1968, Lebanon County, Stamped 091369-68, image 172 of 2912.
  2. [S6116] "Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 12 May Dunlap on marriage record of his daughter, Dorothy J Dunlap, Lebanon County, Marriage License Applications, page 489, entry for image 232 of 429. Provides his first name and middle initial.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 12 May 2021, memorial page for Charles William Dunlap (1879-1938) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Bruce Speck, maintained by Bruce Speck; citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Myerstown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Provides his middle name.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Charles William Dunlap (1879-1938) at memorial page....

Eizabeth Dunn1,2

F, #23417, b. circa 1828, d. before 1870

Family

Wade H. Tillery b. c 1829
Child
Last Edited14 Nov 2020
     Eizabeth Dunn was born circa 1828 in North Carolina.3

     Eizabeth Dunn and Wade H. Tillery obtained a marriage bond on 10 February 1849 in Halifax County, North Carolina, with Wm. H. Tillery as witness.1,2

     Eizabeth Tillery died before 1870 when her husband was enumerated with another woman. I cannot find a death record for her as of 14 Nov 2020.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185022 years of ageHalifax County, North Carolina3

Citations

  1. [S5553] Gammon, David B. and Murphy Jr, William L., compiler. Marriage Records, Halifax County, North Carolina 1758-1872 (n.a.: DBG, 1983), page 235.
  2. [S5766] "North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Nov 2020, entry for Wade H Tillery and Elizabeth Dunn, 1849, Halifax County, image 206 of 279; citing original data from the North Carolina County Registers of Deeds.
  3. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 14 Nov 2020, entry for Waid Tillery, 1850, Halifax, North Carolina; citing roll 633, page 71b, household 1361, image 142 of 183; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  4. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Nov 2020, entry for Wade H Tillery, 1870, Arcadia, Halifax, North Carolina; citing page 306A, household , FHL Microfilm 552,640, image 27 of 73; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Mary Dunn1

F, #25189, b. between 1821 and 1825

Family

Thomas Carver b. 1815, d. 2 Aug 1841
Last Edited6 Jan 2021
     Mary Dunn was born between 1821 and 1825.2

     Mary Dunn married Thomas Carver, son of Reuben Henry Carver, on 4 October 1839 in Pike County, Missouri.1

     On 6 July 1844, she married for the second time Peamon or Seamon A. Spears at Pike County, Missouri.3

Citations

  1. [S6268] "Missour, Compiled Marriages, 1754-1850," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 6 Jan 2021, entry for Thomas Carver and Mary Dunn, 1839, Pike County.
  2. [S6008] "1840 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 6 Jan 2021, entry for Thomas Carven, 1840, Peno, Pike, Missouri; citing roll 228, page 71, line 6, FHL Microfilm 14,857, image 31 of 32, National Archives and Records Administration.
  3. [S6268] "MO Comp. Marriages, 1754-1850," index, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, entry for Peamon (or Seamon) A. Spears, 1844, Pike County.

Violet Dunn1

F, #25662

Family

Asa Stephens b. bt 1794 - 1804, d. 5 May 1848
Last Edited3 Feb 2019
     Violet Dunn married Asa Stephens on 7 July 1829 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 1 Sep 2018, memorial page for Asa Stephens (1794-1848) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by JW|t. stephens, originally created by JW, maintained by 19411112.

Annie B. Durham1,2

F, #22791, b. 26 August 1882, d. 13 October 1940
FatherJames Morgan Durham3 b. 5 Nov 1853, d. 4 Nov 1935
MotherMollie Gilliam3 b. 31 Aug 1859, d. 17 Jun 1893

Family

George Robert Turner b. 22 Feb 1868, d. 26 May 1951
Last Edited16 Jul 2021
     Annie B. Durham was born on 26 August 1882, daughter of James Morgan Durham and Mollie Gilliam, in Tennessee.4,1
     She also is reported to have been born on 26 August 1881.3

     Annie and George Robert Turner obtained a marriage license on 8 September 1906 in Sumner County, Tennessee.2

     Annie B. Durham, 24, married George Robert Turner, 38, son of John W. Turner and Sallie Wyne, on 9 September 1906 in Sumner County, Tennessee.5,2

     Annie B. Turner died of cerebral hemorrhage and organic heart disease on 13 October 1940 at age 581,3 and was buried in Bethpage Cemetery, Bethpage, Sumner County, Tennessee.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
191027 years of age, married for three years and has borne two children, both of whom are livingBethpage, Sumner County, Tennessee6
192037 years of ageDistrict 11, Sumner County, Tennessee4
193047 years of ageDistrict 11, Sumner County, Tennessee7
194057 years of agePawnee Township, Pawnee County, Oklahoma8

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Jun 2016, memorial page for Annie Durham Turner (1882-1940) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by BBrown, maintained by L.M.L.; citing Bethpage Cemetery, Bethpage, Sumner County, Tennessee.
  2. [S2585] "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH3-ZZR5, entry for Geo R Turner and Annie B Durham, 09 Sep 1906; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 467,487, accessed 4 Jul 2016).
  3. [S3458] "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSQQ-XYC, entry for entry for Annie Durham Turner, 13 Oct 1940; citing Bethpage Cemetery, Castalian Springs, Sumner, Tennessee, cn 24272, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1,876,892, accessed 4 Jul 2016).
  4. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 14 Apr 2021, entry for George R Turner, 1920, Sumner, Tennessee; citingroll T625_1767, page 11A, family 225, image 21 of 34; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for George R. Turner (1868-1951) at memorial page....
  6. [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:MGFK-8K9 ), entry for George Turner, 1910, Bethpage, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 141, sheet 9B, household 14, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,535, accessed 28 Jul 2016.
  7. [S5996] "1930 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.Com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Apr 2021, entry for George R Turner, 1930, Sumner Tennessee; citing page 8B, family 176, FHL microfilm 2,342,016, image 16 of 34; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  8. [S3341] "1940 United States Federal Census," digital images, (Ancestry.com: (n.p.), accessed 14 Apr 2021, entry for G R Turner, 1940, Pawnee, Pawnee, Oklahoma; citing roll m-t0627-03322, page 9B, dwelling 178, image 19 of 19; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

James Morgan Durham1,2

M, #22841, b. 5 November 1853, d. 4 November 1935

Family

Mollie Gilliam b. 31 Aug 1859, d. 17 Jun 1893
Child
Last Edited15 Dec 2020
     James Morgan Durham was born on 5 November 1853.3

     James Morgan Durham married Mollie Gilliam. I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 15 Dec 2020.1

     In 1894, he married Rena Stamps (1868-1950) after his first wife's death.3

     James Morgan Durham died on 4 November 1935 at age 813 and was buried in Bethpage Cemetery, Bethpage, Sumner County, Tennessee.3

Citations

  1. [S3458] "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSQQ-XYC, entry for entry for Annie Durham Turner, 13 Oct 1940; citing Bethpage Cemetery, Castalian Springs, Sumner, Tennessee, cn 24272, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1,876,892, accessed 4 Jul 2016).
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 15 Dec 2020, memorial page for James Morgan Durham (1853-1935) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Bbrown, maintained by L.M.L.; citing Bethpage Cemetery, Bethpage, Sumner County, Tennessee. Provides his first name.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for James Morgan Durham (1853-1935) at memorial page....

Nancy R. Eades1,2,3

F, #9720, b. 8 June 1797, d. 18 February 1891
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Martin London b. 3 Sep 1787, d. 19 May 1875
Children
Last Edited31 May 2021
     Nancy R. Eades was born on 8 June 1797 in Virginia.4,5,6

     Nancy R. Eades and Martin London obtained a marriage bond on 29 November 1813 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Anthony Rucker as security and A. B. Davies as witness.1,7

     Nancy R. London died on 18 February 1891 at age 934 and was buried in Tyree London Cemetery, Turnertown, Butler County, Kentucky.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185053 years of ageButler County, Kentucky6
186061 years of ageButler County, Kentucky8
187072 years of age2nd Precinct, Butler County, Kentucky9
188083 years of age and living in her son-in-law, James McKenney's, householdMining City, Butler County, Kentucky10
188083 years of age and living in her son, Napoleon Winfield's, householdLondon District, Butler County, Kentucky11

Citations

  1. [S412] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton. Marriages of Amherst County, Virginia 1801-1854 (Amherst: B.F.Davis, 1965), page 1 E; citing original Register, page 237.
  2. [S3743] "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSD1-G2V, entry for Napolean Winfield London, 1913; citing , Butler, Kentucky, United States, Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,915,015, accessed 4 Jul 2016).
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 4 ul 2016, memorial page for Nancy R. Eades London (1797-1891) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by RGSouth, maintained by RGSouth; citing Tyree London Cemetery, Turnertow, Butler County, Kentucky.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Nancy R. Eades London (1797-1891) at memorial page....
  5. [S5595] Battle, J. H., Perrin, W.H. and Kniffin, G.C.. Kentucky - A History Of The State, Embracing A Concise Account Of The Origin And Development Of The Virginia Colony; Its Expansion Westward, And The Settlement Of The Frontier Beyond The Alleghanies; The Erection Of Kentucky As An Independent State, And Its Subsequent Development (Louisville and Chicago: F. A. Battey Publishing Company, 1885), page 665.
  6. [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:M65B-773 ), entry for Martin London, 1850, Butler county, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing family 497, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 7,847, accessed 29 Dec 2016.
  7. [S6294] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1763-1853," image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (Provo, Utah): accessed 14 Oct 2020), entry for Martin London and Nancy Eads, 1813, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9XF-NZPV .
  8. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZ1S-VG5 ), entry for Martin London, 1860, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing page 113, family 758, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 803,358, accessed 29 Dec 2016.
  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:MX7G-Z9L ), entry for Martin London, 1870, Precinct 2, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 40, family 273, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,950, accessed 29 Dec 2016.
  10. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 1 of 8 ), entry for W. James Mckenney, 1880, Mining City, Butler, Kentucky; citing roll 406, page 403A, family 6, accessed 28 Dec 2020.
  11. [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:MCC7-4PB ), entry for Nepolion W London, 1880, Londons, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 106, sheet 317B, family 267, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0406; FHL microfilm 1,254,406, accessed 29 Dec 2016.
  12. [S6531] "Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1965," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 31 May 2021, entry for John A London, 1 Nov 1918, Butler County, Stamped 32081, image 2186 of 3309.

Susan Easley1

F, #24576, b. 13 June 1838, d. 10 April 1879
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Stephen Barton Turner b. 27 May 1837, d. 1928
Child
Last Edited29 Jun 2021
     Susan Easley was born on 13 June 1838. She was the daughter of Stephen and Mahala (Thomas) Easley of Butler County, Kentucky.1,2

     Susan, 25, married Stephen Barton Turner, 26, son of William Turner and Judith Chick, on 23 March 1864.1

     Susan Turner died on 10 April 1879 at age 40.1

     She is also reported to have died on 10 April 1888. How can she have died in 1888 when her husband remarried on 23 Aug 1880!2

     Susan Easley was buried in Ragland Cemetery #2, Butler County, Kentucky.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
187032 years of age2nd Precinct, Butler County, Kentucky3

Citations

  1. [S5595] Battle, J. H., Perrin, W.H. and Kniffin, G.C.. Kentucky - A History Of The State, Embracing A Concise Account Of The Origin And Development Of The Virginia Colony; Its Expansion Westward, And The Settlement Of The Frontier Beyond The Alleghanies; The Erection Of Kentucky As An Independent State, And Its Subsequent Development (Louisville and Chicago: F. A. Battey Publishing Company, 1885), page 682.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 28 Jun 2021, memorial page for Susan E. Turner (1838-1888) at memorial page... Maintained by RWicks; citing Ragland Cemetery #2, Butler County, Kentucky.
  3. [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:MX7L-H1V ), entry for Stephen Turner, 1870, Precinct 2, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 12, family 83, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,950, accessed 29 Dec 2016.

Susanna Easter1

F, #1131, b. before 1775, d. before 25 October 1823

Family

Bailey Turner b. b 1775, d. b Feb 1834
Children
Last Edited21 Jul 2021
     Susanna Easter was born before 1775.2

     Susanna and Bailey Turner obtained a marriage bond on 1 December 1792 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, with John Oliver as security.1,3

     Susanna Easter married Bailey Turner, son of John E. Turner, before 20 December 1792 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, with Edward Almand, minister, officiating at the marriage.1

     Susanna Turner died before 25 October 1823 because she was not named in her husband's will of this date.4

Citations

  1. [S423] Vogt, John and Kethley, T. William. Mecklenburg County Marriages - 1765-1853 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Co., 1989), page 138. Virginia Historic Marriage Register.
  2. [S59] "1820 United States Federal Census," Davidson County, Tennessee, Roll 122, page 83, line 24, Bailey Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M33. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015. Their 1820 census image quality was superior to those available on ancestry.com.
  3. [S570] Nottingham, Stratton. The Marriage License Bonds of Mecklenburg County, Virginia 1765-1810 (Onancock, Virginia: s.n., c1928), page 51, viewed online on 20 Nov 2020 . Now online.
  4. [S3168] "Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927, " digital image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TV-B2XR?i=120&wc=M6QW-VNP%3A179803001%2C180194801&cc=1909088 ), Bailey Turner, 1834; citing Sumner County Wills, 1823-1842, vol. 2, images 121-122 of 384, pages 116-117, original will book page 168; accessed 6 Dec 2012. There is no index to this information as of 22 Jun 2019.

Martha Ellen Eddleman1

F, #1000, b. 17 November 1878, d. 28 December 1958
FatherReuben Wesley Eddleman1 b. 22 Mar 1847, d. 26 Jun 1925
MotherElizabeth Jane Lovel2 b. 1853, d. 1883
Martha Ellen Eddleman as a young woman

Family

Neal Waskom Turner b. 18 Feb 1879, d. 22 Aug 1914
Children
Last Edited31 May 2021
     Martha Ellen Eddleman was born on 17 November 1878, daughter of Reuben Wesley Eddleman and Elizabeth Jane Lovel, in Evant, Coryell-Hamilton Counties, Texas.3,4
     She was also known as Ellen.5

     Valedictorian address given by by Martha Ellen Eddleman, at her high school graduation:

     "There is nothing so pleasing, and yet so sad, as a recollection of the past. Year by year, month by month and day by day we gradually but surely drift from innocent infancy to the age of maturity, and the older we grow the more certain are we to be carried back on the wings of retrospection to a time that was either the most pleasant or the most sad of our lives; to a time where all things earthly seemed to have been made for our especial benefit, or to a time in our young childhood days when some awful and terrible calamity overtook us in our march for pleasure and spread the mantle of gloom and sadness over our lives as we then thought, for all time to come. What a happy time we had in our childhood! Our minds were not then charged with the great responsibilities of life; we had no thought, no care, no wish for anything save that which brings pleasure. Little did we dream then that the time would come when, in our solitude, we would count those as the happiest days of our lives; little did we care what the future held in store for us. It was all pleasure then- even though to some of us it did not appear so at that time-and one of our greatest pleasures in our more mature years is to be carried back on the wings of thought and think of the happy days long gone by; to think of "What might have been, But what now can never be!"

     And yet as quick as thought our memory reverts of some awful calamity, and despite all efforts we find ourselves shrouded in gloom and wishing we could obliterate the past and devote our thoughts to subjects more pleasing, but like Banco's (sic) ghost the hideous monster will not down, but ever clings to our memory, and the older we get the more indelibly we find it stamped on our minds.

     How many of us remember, with feelings of pressure, our first school days, when the greatest task that could have been exacted of us was the solution of some simple little mathematical problem? It is a real, genuine pleasure to be carried back to those days, for we can now realize how happy we were then; we now know that our trials and burdens of those days compared with our trials and troubles of today are like comparing a pigmy to a giant. If we only had those good old days to live over what a great change would be wrought in our lives! We would then be able to cull the sweet from the bitter-the good from the bad, and to so shape our destiny as to be not only a pleasure to others but to ourselves as well; we would mark out a straight path through life's burdensome forest and "hew straight to the line-let the chips fall where they may"; we would stamp out the bad past of our nature and cultivate with zealous care the good qualities; we would sow the seed of Faith, Hope and Charity instead of the seed of idleness and carelessness, and in after years, when we had grown to maturity, oh, my friends what a pleasure it would be to think of those days! Each of you now can think back and remember of some good or noble deed of your own in your childhood days, and the mere thought of it makes your heart leap with pride. Then how much prouder and how much nobler you would feel of yourself if you could blot from memory's ever living page all your ignoble acts and deeds! What a bright and glorious future would be ours if we could only erase from memory the dark gloomy, dreary days of the past! What a happy world this would be if we were not forced by memory to think back and know that "we have done those things which we ought not to have done; and we have left undone those things which we ought to have done!" The mere thought of the past ought to make us more careful of the future. We should so conduct ourselves in our early days, so that it would always be a pleasure in later years, to look back and know that we had done our whole duty; our happiness would then be complete. We would have nothing to reproach ourselves for, but we could go forth in life's great battle with a brave heart, a conscious clean as a bill, and in our hours of leisure derive untold pleasure from the recollections of the past. On this, the last day of our school days let us all remember the past for the good it has taught us; forget the unpleasant parts of life and for the future keep in mind this undying fact: "To thine ownself be true. And it must follow as the night the day. Thou can'st not then be false to any one".6

     Martha Ellen Eddleman, 22, married Neal Waskom Turner, 21, son of Rev. Stephen Williamson Turner and Dora Anna Shuford, on 22 November 1900 in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 30 May 2021 on either FamilySearch OR Ancestry.com.7

     
My Life


     "When I was only a wee little girl, God in his wisdom saw fit to take from our home, our precious mother, leaving a father, three brothers and two sisters and my tiny self to mourn out great loss, just three weeks later the death angel took our baby brother also, but God in his love and mercy left to me a loving father and sisters who took the place as near as possible. My dear Mother, whom I never remember seeing.

     I sometimes wonder if I would not have been a better woman today if I had the love care and influence of a Mother, but God knows what is best for us always and I want at all times to be perfectly submissive to His will.

     My father never married again, but strived by hard labor and the best of his knowledge to keep his children together and raise them to be ladies and gentlemen.

     My father being a black-smith, the early part of my life, until I was old enough to enter school, was spent in the shop with him. I being the youngest of the five children. But as soon as I reached the Scholastic age, I entered the Cisco Public School. When I remained, with the exception of a few years until a few years ago. I enjoyed most all the pleasures that came into the lives of school girls and in May 1897 I with two class mates Graduated with as high honors as the high school afforded.

     My father being a man of limited means I did not have the advantage of a college education. My father being a member of the M.E. Church South we were raised in the S. S. and church, and from early childhood I had a great desire to become a member of the church, and live to the best of my ability, a true Christian life. I did not join the church however until I was 14 years of age, and since that time I have O'so often made mistakes, been careless and; and fallen far short of my duty to God but always find forgiveness where I present myself with a penitent heart the feet of my Savior.

     My life for 3 years after I finished school was spent in a very quiet way, and during this time I was keeping company with a very jealous Christian young man by the name of Turner whom I fancied very much. And by the artful work of "Cupid" on March the 12th, 1888 I promised my heart and hand to the excellent young gentleman whom I loved so dearly.

     Our engagement which lasted two years was very sweet and only a few clouds obscured the sunshine of love, and even then my heart could say with the poet, "Be still sad heart and cease repining, for behind the cloud is the sun still shining".

     On the 22 of Nov. 1900 we were married at M.E. Church South at Cisco, Rev. S. W. Turner the grooms father officiating. We were very happy in our married relation and I soon found that my convictions were true, that I had chosen the noblest and best man in all the world, in my mind, and I have never had occasion to think otherwise. The first year of our married life God gave us a sweet little baby boy, which almost caused our cup of joy to overflow, and my constant prayer has been that God would make him a great good man, and that He would give us wisdom and knowledge to rear him the nurture and admonition of the Lord. And while we have made mistakes, yet we have done the best we could by our boy.

     When our baby was 4 months old, his father moved his business (a Drug Store) to Seymour - and there came our first financial trouble. In 2 months my husband an assignment which took from us every dollar we had and left us among strangers and a long ways from our relatives and friends. But through all our trouble we never lost faith in our Heavenly Father and finally reached Cisco again, poorer but wiser people than when we left. It was only a few months till we moving to Rising Star where my husband had secured a good position and it was during our stay there that one Sunday afternoon around our fireside, we were speaking of ministers, when my husband came over to me and lovingly putting his arms around me, how I would like to have a preacher husband. I had thought for a long time that something was troubling his mind, but, fearing that I would object, he had refrained from telling me of his decision after a bitter struggle for years in his own mind.

     I was not surprised at this intelligence but rejoiced, for I knew that there in him, could it be revealed, that which would make men better, and would influence those with whom he came into contact to better lives and to thee honoring and glorifying his Holy Name. And let me say here that his influence had wrought a great change in me, and while I am a very weakest of God's children and the most unworthy, yet I feel that I am under his influence and tender love striving to be better each day of my life.

     He had been preaching but few months when he took his first work "The Gatesville Mission", when we served the best we could for one year, and where we had many true friends. And at the Annual Conference last November we were sent here to Evant, where our stay so far has been pleasant, because we feel like we are trying to do what God would have us do, serving his people trying to get his souls saved and to upbuild his cause and kingdom in this world. March 17, 1906

     /s/ Mrs. Ellen Turner.8

     "Family lore is that Ellen's hair turned gray over night after watching her husband and son drown from the bank of the lake."2

     
Memories Which Carry Us Backward


     Memory is the great golden chain which links the past with the present. Some one has said - that of all the gifts with which a beneficent Providence has endowed man, the gift of memory is the noblest. Without it life would be a blank, a dreary void, an inextricable chaos, an unlettered page cast upon the vast ocean of uncertainty.

     Memory is too often accused of treachery and inconsistence, when, if inquired into, the fault will be found to rest with ourselves. Although nature has wisely proportioned the strength and liberality of her gifts to the various intellects around, yet all have it in their power to improve it, by classing, analyzing and arranging the different subjects which successively occupy their minds.

     By these means, habit of thought and reflection are acquired. "The weakest capacity, by arriving at excellence, will be above mediocrity; the strongest, by aiming at mediocrity, will fall short of it" A quick and retentive memory, both of words and things, is an invaluable treasure, and may be had by any one who will take the pains.

     Memory is the great source from which our pleasures are derived. How my serious! And yet what a pleasure to view the many scenes that are painted on our memories! I'm printed there by that skillful workman, Time.

     Some are bright and glorious while others are sad and gloomy, so gloomy that you can almost feel a shudder pass over you while gazing upon them.

     All the days in the year cannot be brightened with sunshine, neither can each day in our lives be aglow with happiness, nor can all these scenes painted on our memories be glistening with golden hues. If there were no sorrows to mar our pleasure, no clouds to obscure the azure sky, no shadow to check the rays of the sunlight, as they fall across our path was, we could not appreciate their brightness. How often do we hear those around us, in reviewing the past, speak of the bright , happy days of childhood: when gathered around the fireside with loved ones, how they prattled in childish glee: and again on Summers evening just after twilight, where pale Synthia was shedding her gentle rays on all around, how they sat upon the old door steps watching the flying clouds and counting the stars as they came forth to pin back the curtains of night. Happy innocent childhood!

Their minds were not then charged with the great responsibilities of life; they had no thought, no care, no wish for anything, save that which brings pleasure. Little did they dream then, that the time would come when, in their solitude, they would count those as the happiest days of their lives.

For who will deny that the brightest scenes of our lives are those of our childhood, while the mind is yet free from care, ere it learns of the deceit which is in the world, and is untarnished by the association of evil companions?

It was there that the father and mother looked forward with fond anticipation to a prosperous future for their little ones. Far out in misty future, they could see them, in their fancy, marching in the ranks of great men and women, great because of their goodness and nobility, a credit to their family and an honor to society.

But let us gradually drift from innocent infancy to the age of maturity, and view the many changes which have been wrought, since we last gazed on that happy circle. Childhood is now a memory which carries us backward. Manhood and womanhood have taken its place: the old home is deserted, a strange form fills the doorway where so often that loving mother stood, who now sleeps in the silent city of the dead. But her loving words and gentle ways, the kind admonitions, and the image of her lovely form are so indelibly stamped upon our hearts and minds, that so long as life lasts they will never be erased. Time and tide roll on. Our bark may be drifted far out on life's ocean. Many of the scenes of life may fade, but the image of that sainted Mother will be undimmed.

     This is a memory of the past which is ever pointing us backward. The silvery locks and tottering form of the aged father, remind us that he too will soon join his loved companion.

     Where are the children? Echoes answer from the North, South, East and West, they are men and women now: and who when standing near the end of life's journey, look down the long vista and their years and recall the happy memories of the past. When this hand of mine shall be almost pulse less and cold, and as motionless as the grave wherein it must lie: when the damp dewy vapors shall replace this sensible warm motion, and death shall spread me couch and weave my shroud, when the winding sheet shall be my sole vesture, and the close sealed sepulcher my only home-

     Then shall I ask God to stay the hand of death till my memory carries me back to my girlhood; and these shall be my parting words. Backward, turn backward, Oh! memory so bright, make me school girl with foot steps so light, School mates come back from the world so cold. Let us encircle our teacher of old.

Oh! let us collect in the old college hall, and our kind loving teacher sweet voices recall: As they patiently tried to instill in our minds the lessons which seemed to us fairly sublime. Backward, turn back ward, Oh; time in your flight, Take me to school again just for one sight Of the loveliest spot which my girlhood ere knew, Where my mind and my heart were developed and grew.

Where my classmates students and all, Reflected their sunshine, sent joy to my soul.

Oh! Father in heaven, when the end we shall see Bring us with our teacher To spend eternity with thee
."

     Edith Turner Wren remembers her mother making the following statement after someone mentioned wealth or worldly possession: "I would gladly live on bread and water if I had my husband back."9

     In 1924, she placed her daughter Edith in Texas Women's College, serving there as house mother in old Mulkey Hall until it was made a boy's dormitory when the school's name was changed to Texas Wesleyan College and made coeducational. She then became hostess at Ann Waggoner Hall where she remained until her retirement in 1953.10

     In 1954, she fell and broke her hip from which she never fully recovered.10

     She had resided in Fort Worth for twenty-five years.1

     Martha Ellen Turner died of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease with cerebral hemorrhage.(duration 6 day) on 28 December 1958 at age 80 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas,11,1 and was buried on 29 December 1958 in Oakwood Cemetery, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas.12,2,1,13

     

     Ellen Eddleman Turner's obituary reads;
     "MRS. NEAL (ELLEN EDDLEMAN) W. TURNER

     Ellen Turner wife of Reverend Neal W. Turner, was born in Evant, Texas, November 17, 1878. She was one of six children born to Rube and Jane Eddleman. The family moved to Cisco, Texas when Mrs. Turner was just a child. She was graduated from the Cisco High School with highest honors. In 1900 she married a young druggist, who later entered the ministry of the Methodist Church and served several pastorates in the Central Texas Conference. Mrs. Turner joined the church while in her teens, so it was natural for her to assume the place of a minister's wife.

     She was not to serve long in the capacity, however, because after Reverend Turner had served churches in Clifton, Valley Mills, Meridian, and Corsicana, he met a tragic death by drowning while trying to rescue his twelve year old son and his friend. After her husband's death, she moved back to Cisco, and lived there until 1924. At that time she placed her daughter Edith in Texas Women's College, and served there as house mother in old Mulkey Hall until it was made a boy's dormitory when the school's name was changed to Texas Wesleyan College and made a co-educational institution. She then became hostess at Ann Waggoner Hall, where she remained until her retirement in 1953.

     Mrs. Turner fell and broke her hip in 1954, from which she never recovered. Following this accident she had several strokes, the last one causing her death on December 28, 1958.

     Dr. H. Brown Loyd held a memorial service for her at Gause-Ware Funeral Home, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Dr. Hayden Edwards conducted the funeral services at Cisco, Texas where her body was interred. She is survived by her daughter Mrs. Gerald C. Wren of 5736 El Campo Street, Ft. Worth, Texas and two grand children Gerry N. Wren of Dallas, Texas and Mrs. Vernon H. Drewa, Jr., of New Orleans, Louisiana.

               /s/ HAYDEN EDWARDS.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18801 year of ageByrds Store, Brown County, Texas14
190025 years of ageCisco, Eastland County, Texas15
1910as Ellen M. 31 years of age, married for nine years and having borne two children both of whom are livingMeridian, Bosque County, Texas16
192041 years of age and a widow. No occupation is listed and she rents her home. Her widowed father is living in her household, as are two roomersCisco, Eastland County, Texas5

Citations

  1. [S2608] "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6MC-5N5 : accessed 31 Jan 2012), Martha Ellen Turner, 28 Dec 1958; citing Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, reference bk 144 cn 71701, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,115,624 Index may link to the wrong death certificate, go to image 1656 of 3513 to see it.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Sep 2012, memorial page for Martha Ellen Eddleman Turner (1878-1958) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by PickledDuncan, maintained by PickledDuncan; citing Oakwood Cemetery, Cisco, EAatland County, Texas.
  3. [S245] Cawyer, Shirley Brittain and Hudson, Weldon I.Cawyer, Shirley Brittain and Hudson, Weldon I., compiler. Eastland County, Texas Cemetery Inscriptions, III (n.p.: S.l., 197?), page 39, The place of birth comes from Vernon Drewa..
  4. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Martha Ellen Turner, 28 Dec 1958; citing Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, reference bk 144 cn 71701, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,115,624, accessed 31 Jan 2012. Index may link to the wrong death certificate, go to image 1656 of 3513 to see it. Only reports Texas a birth location.
  5. [S72] "1920 United States Federal Census," Eastland County, Texas, population schedule, 241 Township, Enumeration District (ED) 118, Sheet 5B, dwelling 90, family 103, Ellen Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm T625, Roll 1797, page 238. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  6. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner, dated 1999, in an attachment stating that the Valedictorian Address given by Martha Ellen Eddleman at her high school graduation was provided by Mrs. Edith Turner Wren and copied just as it was written . . . with one exception. Each of the periods were very small "x's" which couldn't be duplicated.
  7. [S230] Drewa. Email, dated 16 Sep 1997 containing a report entitled Turner Family, page 10.
  8. [S230] Drewa. Email, dated 7 Aug 2007 with an ahnenfatel of Beverly Gail Wren, noting this was enclosed in a letter to Rev. N. W. Turner, Meridian, Texas, postmarked San Antonio, Texas by ;Mrs. Ellen Eddleman Turner was provided by Mrs. Edith Turner Wren.
  9. [S230] Drewa. Email, dated 1999, stating this was written by Martha Ellen Eddleman, provided by her daughter, Mrs. Edith Turner Wren, who passed it to Vernon Drewa in 1993.
  10. [S230] Drewa. Email, dated 7 Aug 2007 with an ahnenfatel of Beverly Gail Wren containing this information.
  11. [S245] Cawyer and HudsonCawyer and Hudson. Eastland Co., TX Cems., III, page 39, The place of death comes from Vernon Drewa..
  12. [S245] Cawyer and HudsonCawyer and Hudson. Eastland Co., TX Cems., III, page 39.
  13. [S230] Drewa. Email, dated 1999, in an attachment containing the an epitaph from the Central Texas Conference Annual Journal prepared by Dr. Hayden Edwards of the Polytechnic Methodist Church, Ft. Worth, Texas.
  14. [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:MFFP-B6W ), entry for R W Eddleman, Byrds Store, Brown, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 24, sheet 390B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1292; FHL microfilm 1,255,292, accessed 5 Aug 2018.
  15. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3LR-W38 ): accessed 5 Aug 2018), R W Eddleman, Justice Precinct 6 Cisco town, Eastland, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 61, sheet 4A, family 63, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,629.
  16. [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:M2MY-9HF ), entry for Neal W Turner, Meridian, Bosque, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 4A, family 77, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1533; FHL microfilm 1,375,546, accessed 5 Aug 2018.
  17. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Herman S. Turner (1901-1914) at memorial page....
  18. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Edith W. Wren (1906-2002) at memorial page....

Reuben Wesley Eddleman1,2

M, #1001, b. 22 March 1847, d. 26 June 1925

Family

Elizabeth Jane Lovel b. 1853, d. 1883
Child
Last Edited5 Aug 2018
     Reuben Wesley Eddleman was born on 22 March 1847 in Izard County, Arkansas. He was the son of David Eddleman (born in North Carolina) and Elizabeth (--?--) born in Georgia. He had five brothers.3,4,5
     He was also known as Rube Eddleman6, as Rufus W.7

     Reuben Wesley Eddleman, 22, married Elizabeth Jane Lovel on 4 July 1869 in Valley Mills, Bosque County, Texas.1,2

     "At some point Reuben's little brother James, or Jim, also moved to Brown County, where he and Reuben were rock masons both there and later in Cisco. According to Laura Fay Duncan, there are still rock buildings that they built in that part of the country."8

     After his wife died of complications from measles in 1883, with her infant son dying shortly thereafter, "the oldest daughter, Georgia, was 13, and the responsibility of caring for her little brothers and sisters passed to her. In 1881, Reuben's brother Jim had moved with his family to Cisco, a newly established town in Eastland County, just to the north of Brown County. So Reuben moved his family to Cisco, too, with the idea that Jim's wife, Lucretia, might help out with the children. But since she had three daughters of her own, she didn't."5

     Reuben never married again but remained in Cisco where his children grew up. His daughter, Georgia, married in 1889 Joe Wilson and moved away, The rest of the children were probably still living with Reuben in 1893, when a tornado hit Cisco, destroying most of the town and killing twenty-eight people. According to Joe Wilson (Reuben's son-in-law and father of Laura Fay Duncan), "It took two years to build back the town after the storm, as very few of the buildings survived it."5

     Reuben Wesley Eddleman was in Masonry prior to his death.7

     Reuben Wesley Eddleman died of a heart lesion (mitral) on 26 June 1925 at age 78 in Cisco,3,7 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
Farmer5
187024 years of age. Also living in his household was Sarah Eddleman, age 30, also born in Georgia and so, perhaps, his sisterBosque County, Texas9
188034 years of age. Also enumerated with him besides his wife and Martha Ellen were the following children: G. E., age 9, daughter; W. N., age 8, son; M. A., age 6; daughter; and J. D., age 4, son.Byrds Store, Brown County, Texas10
Farmer10
190053 years of ageCisco, Eastland County, Texas11
Stone Mason11
192072 years of age, is widowed and living in his daughter's householdCisco, Eastland County, Texas12

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Sep 2012, memorial page for Martha Ellen Eddleman Turner (1878-1958) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by PickledDuncan, maintained by PickledDuncan; citing Oakwood Cemetery, Cisco, EAatland County, Texas.
  2. [S2586] "Texas Marriages, 1837-1973," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6Y5-N8N, entry for Reuben W. Eddleman and Eliza J. Lovel, 04 Jul 1869; citing Bosque, Texas, , reference p164; FHL microfilm 989,186, accessed 28 Jun 2017).
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Reuben Wesley Eddleman (1847-1925) at memorial page....
  4. [S2608] "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3Q1-1BX : accessed 28 Jun 2017), Rufus W Eddleman, 25 Jun 1925; citing certificate number 21396, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,113,920 Only provides date, not place, of birth.
  5. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner, dated 7 Aug 2007 with an ahnenfatel of Beverly Gail Wren containing this information.
  6. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Martha Ellen Turner, 28 Dec 1958; citing Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, reference bk 144 cn 71701, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,115,624, accessed 31 Jan 2012. Index may link to the wrong death certificate, go to image 1656 of 3513 to see it.
  7. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Rufus W Eddleman, 25 Jun 1925; citing certificate number 21396, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,113,920, accessed 28 Jun 2017.
  8. [S230] Drewa. Email, dated 7 Aug 2007 with an ahnenfatel of Beverly Gail Wren containing this information from Laura Fay Duncan, age 93, in 1998 who was the granddaughter of Elizabeth Jane Lovell.
  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:MXG2-CYR ), entry for Reuben Eddleman, Texas, United States; citing p. 13, family 97, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,075, accessed 5 Aug 2018.
  10. [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:MFFP-B6W ), entry for R W Eddleman, Byrds Store, Brown, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 24, sheet 390B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1292; FHL microfilm 1,255,292, accessed 5 Aug 2018.
  11. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3LR-W38 ): accessed 5 Aug 2018), R W Eddleman, Justice Precinct 6 Cisco town, Eastland, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 61, sheet 4A, family 63, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,629.
  12. [S72] "1920 United States Federal Census," Eastland County, Texas, population schedule, 241 Township, Enumeration District (ED) 118, Sheet 5B, dwelling 90, family 103, Ellen Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm T625, Roll 1797, page 238. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

Bennetta Edmondson1

F, #26287, b. 3 April 1852, d. 18 February 1920

Family

James Wiley Dickson b. 12 Dec 1848, d. 14 Sep 1892
Last Edited17 Mar 2021
     Bennetta Edmondson was born on 3 April 1852 in Montgomery County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Benjamin Edmondson (1826-1854) and Minerva E. Orgain Edmondson (1827-1881.)2

     Bennetta, 23, married James Wiley Dickson, 27, son of Hugh James Dickson and Holly Frances Turner, on 16 December 1875 in Montgomery County, Tennessee.1

     Bennetta Dickson died on 18 February 1920 at age 672 and was buried in Dickson Cemetery, Houston County, Tennessee.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1880as Banetta and 28 years of ageDistrict 6, Houston County, Tennessee3

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Feb 2021, memorial page for James Wiley Dickson (1848-1892) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Curtis181, maintained by Zoe Tom; citing Dickson Cemetery, Houston County, Tennessee.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Bennetta Edmondson Dickson (1852-1920) at memorial page....
  3. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 4 of 9 ), entry for James W. Dixon, 1880, Houston, Tennessee; citing roll 1263, page 34A, family 107, accessed 17 Mar 2021.

Elizabeth Edmunds1

F, #23066

Family

James Turner b. c 1732, d. 1794
Last Edited9 Jul 2021
     Elizabeth Edmunds married James Turner. I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 9 Jul 2021.1

Citations

  1. [S5530] Turner, Lee, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, dated 11 Oct 2004, entitled "Re: Terisha Turner".

Ailey A. Edwards1

F, #24553, b. 21 January 1835, d. 16 April 1874
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

(--?--) Cowen d. b 8 Oct 1868

Family 2

Robert Thompson Turner b. 4 May 1821, d. 25 Mar 1895
Children
Last Edited11 Apr 2021
     Ailey A. Edwards was born on 21 January 1835.1

     Ailey A. Edwards married (--?--) Cowen. I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 26 Nov 2020.1

     Ailey A. Cowen, 33, married Robert Thompson Turner, 47, son of William Turner and Mariah Page Thompson, on 8 October 1868. I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 27 Dec 2016.1

     Ailey A. Turner died on 16 April 1874 at age 39.
     I cannot find any death verification. Fihd A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 26 Nov 2020.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1870as Ann E and 34 years of age. Her children by (--?--) Cowen were enumerated also: Mary, age 14; Anna, age 13; Alice, age 9 and Edward, age 6District 2, Humphreys County, Tennessee2

Citations

  1. [S5594] Anonymous. History of Tennessee From Earliest Time To The Present; Together With Historical and Biographical Sketches of Montgomery, Robertson, Humphreys, Stewart, Dickson, Cheatham and Houston Counties (Nashville: The Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1886), page 1277.
  2. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 11 Apr 2021, entry for Robt T Turner, 1870, Humphreys, Tennessee; citing roll M593_1539, page 11B, family 13, image 2 of 25; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Booker Montgomery Edwards1,2

M, #26425, b. 13 September 1841, d. 3 November 1922
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Missouri K. Turner b. c 1846, d. b 8 Jun 1900
Children
Last Edited7 Apr 2021
     Booker Montgomery Edwards was born on 13 September 1841 in Missouri. He was the son of Pleasant Carr Waller Edwards (1797-1863) and Catherine E. Smith Edwards (1818-1906.)1,3

     He performed his Military Service in 1862 by enlisting in Company E, 5th Missouri Regiment, Shelby Brigade, Confederate Army and serving until the end of the Civil War.4

     Booker Montgomery Edwards married Missouri K. Herron, daughter of James S. Turner and Pocahantas Kyle. I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 7 Apr 2021.1

     On 23 February 1907, he applied for a Confederate Pension at Denton County, Texas.4

     Booker Montgomery Edwards died of Chronic Bowel Disease on 3 November 1922 at age 81 in Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas,5 and was buried in Pilot Point Community Cemetery, Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1870as Montgomery and 29 years of age. Also living in his household were Anne Heron, age 15, born in California; and Alice Heron, age 12, born in MississippiCalumet Township, Pike County, Missouri2
Farmer with real estate valued at $2,000 and personal property worth $5002
1880as Edwards and 39 years of age. Besides his children, two step-daughters living in his household: Annie E. Herron, age 24, born in California; and, Alice Herron, age 21, born in MississippiPilot Point PO, Denton County, Texas1
Hotel Keeper1
190058 years of age, widowed and living in the household of his son, PleasantPrecinct 2, Denton County, Texas6
Carpenter6

Citations

  1. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 7 of 22 ), entry for Booker M. Edwards, 1880, Pilot Point, Denton, Texas; citing roll 1300, page 50C, family 56, accessed 7 Apr 2021.
  2. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 7 Apr 2021, entry for Montgomery Edwards, 1870, Calumet, Pike, Missouri; citing roll M593_798, page 77B, family 297, image 44 of 102; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 7 Apr 2021, memorial page for Montgomery Booker Edwards (1841-1922) at memorial page... Maintained by Sherry; citing Pilot Point Community Cemetery, Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas.
  4. [S6057] "Alabama, Texas and Virginia, Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 7 Apr 2021, entry for M B Edwards, 23 Feb 1907, Denton County, Texas, Pension File No. 13289, images 472-491 of 580.
  5. [S6009] "Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 7 Apr 2021, entry for M. B. Edwards, 3 Nov 1922, Pilot Point, Denton County, 1922, Oce-Dec, Stamped 31126, image 1 of 75; citing original data from the Texas State Board of Health.
  6. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 7 Apr 2021), Montgomery B. Edwards in household of Pleasant C Edwards, 1900, Denton, Texas; citing page 9, family 174, FHL microfilm 1,231,627.

Charles Linerace Edwards1,2

M, #26427, b. 22 April 1872, d. 19 April 1953
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherBooker Montgomery Edwards1 b. 13 Sep 1841, d. 3 Nov 1922
MotherMissouri K. Turner1 b. c 1846, d. b 8 Jun 1900
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited7 Apr 2021
     Charles Linerace Edwards was born on 22 April 1872, son of Booker Montgomery Edwards and Missouri K. Turner, in Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas.1,2

     In 1896, he married Avis Irene McKinney (1876-1951.)2

     Charles Linerace Edwards died on 19 April 1953 at age 80 in Dallas, Dallas County, Missouri,2 and was buried in Pilot Point Community Cemetery, Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1880as Charley and 8 years of agePilot Point PO, Denton County, Texas1

Citations

  1. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 7 of 22 ), entry for Booker M. Edwards, 1880, Pilot Point, Denton, Texas; citing roll 1300, page 50C, family 56, accessed 7 Apr 2021.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 7 Apr 2021, memorial page for Charles Linerace Edwards (1872-1953) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Anonymous, maintained by Mike Tankersley; citing Pilot Point Community Cemetery, Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas.

Henry C. Edwards1

M, #26428, b. December 1879
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherBooker Montgomery Edwards1 b. 13 Sep 1841, d. 3 Nov 1922
MotherMissouri K. Turner1 b. c 1846, d. b 8 Jun 1900
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited7 Apr 2021
     Henry C. Edwards was born in December 1879, son of Booker Montgomery Edwards and Missouri K. Turner, in Texas.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18801/12 year of agePilot Point PO, Denton County, Texas2

Citations

  1. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 7 of 22 ), entry for Booker M. Edwards, 1880, Pilot Point, Denton, Texas; citing roll 1300, page 50C, family 56, accessed 7 Apr 2021.
  2. [S5336] "1880 U. S. Census," Booker M. Edwards, 1880, Pilot Point, Denton, Texas; citing roll 1300, page 50C, family 56, accessed 7 Apr 2021 at ( n.p.image 7 of 22 ). Provides month of birth.

Mary Edwards1

F, #25620, b. circa 1740, d. 1807

Family

Thomas Henry Rives b. c 1740, d. b Feb 1809
Children
Last Edited5 Jan 2021
     Mary Edwards was born circa 1740 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia Colony.1

     Mary Edwards married Thomas Henry Rives, son of William Rives and Mary Pegram, circa 1769.1

     Mary Rives died in 1807 in Chatham County, North Carolina,1 and was buried in Thomas Henry Rives Family Cemetery, Goldston, Chatham County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 5 Jan 2019, memorial page for Mary Edwards Rives (1740-1807) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by James Peterson, maintained by Rives; citing Thomas Henry Rives Family Cemetery, Goldston, Chatham County, North Carolina.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Edwards Rives (1775-1840) at memorial page....
  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. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Thomas Henry Rives (1740-1809) at memorial page....

Pleasant Carl W. Edwards1,2,3

M, #26426, b. 14 June 1866, d. 10 July 1941
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherBooker Montgomery Edwards1 b. 13 Sep 1841, d. 3 Nov 1922
MotherMissouri K. Turner1 b. c 1846, d. b 8 Jun 1900
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited7 Apr 2021
     Pleasant Carl W. Edwards was born on 14 June 1866, son of Booker Montgomery Edwards and Missouri K. Turner, in Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas.1,3

     In 1898, he first married Sallie A. Smith (1875-1902) and, secondly, married Annie Marie Heister (1879-1946).3

     Pleasant Carl W. Edwards died on 10 July 1941 at age 75 in Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri,3 and was buried in Bethany Cemetery, Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18704 years of ageCalumet Township, Pike County, Missouri2
1880as Ples C. M. and 13 years of agePilot Point PO, Denton County, Texas1
190033 years of age and married two yearsPrecinct 2, Denton County, Texas4
Day Laborer4

Citations

  1. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 7 of 22 ), entry for Booker M. Edwards, 1880, Pilot Point, Denton, Texas; citing roll 1300, page 50C, family 56, accessed 7 Apr 2021.
  2. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 7 Apr 2021, entry for Montgomery Edwards, 1870, Calumet, Pike, Missouri; citing roll M593_798, page 77B, family 297, image 44 of 102; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 7 Apr 2021, memorial page for Pleasant Carl W "Pleas" Edwards (1866-1941) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Paul Bryan Couch, maintained by Paul Bryan Couch; citing Bethany Cemetery, Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri.
  4. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 7 Apr 2021), Pleasant C Edwards, 1900, Denton, Texas; citing page 9, family 174, FHL microfilm 1,231,627.

Dora Edith Eichman1

F, #22776, b. 22 February 1887, d. 27 July 1965

Family

Walter Herman Purgason b. 28 Nov 1881, d. 7 Dec 1970
Children
Last Edited9 Mar 2019
     Dora Edith Eichman was born on 22 February 1887 in Texas. She was the daughter of Charles Louis Eichman (1850-1922) and Julie Louise Warner Eichman (1858-1943.)2

     Dora Edith Eichman and Walter Herman Purgason obtained a marriage license on 15 October 1906 in Bexar County, Texas.3

     Dora Edith Eichman, 19, married Walter Herman Purgason, 24, son of William Alfred Purgason and Dallas Turner, on 15 October 1906 in Bexar County, Texas.1,3

     Dora Edith Purgason died on 27 July 1965 at age 78 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas,2 and was buried in Jourdanton City Cemetery, Jourdanton, Atascosa County, Texas.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
191023 years of age, married four years and having born two children both of whom are livingJustice Precinct 1, Atascosa County, Texas4

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 19 Jun 2016, memorial page for Walter Herman Purgason (1881-1970) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by CrushingStorm, maintained by CrushingStorm; citing Jourdanton City Cemetery, Jourdanton, Atascosa County, Texas.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Dora Edith Eichman Purgason (1887-1965) at memorial page....
  3. [S5502] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV14-QKS2, entry for W H Purgason and Dora ?Chiman, 15 Oct 1906, Marriage; citing Bexar, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 24,930, accessed 14 Aug 2016).
  4. [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:M2MR-FVN ), entry for Walter Herman Purgason, 1910, Justice Precinct 1, Atascosa, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 7B, family 137, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1528; FHL microfilm 1,375,541, accessed 5 Dec 2016.