Mathew D. Turner1,2,3

M, #851, b. 27 June
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherHendley Turner4 b. 9 Oct 1787, d. 26 Oct 1829
MotherElizabeth Duke2 b. Apr 1790, d. 26 Jun 1832
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited4 Nov 2019
     
Who is This Matthew Turner?

     A Matthew Turner acted as bondsman for three marriages in Mecklenburg County, Virginia between 1797 and 1799: when a license for granted on August 31, 1797 for for Milley Turner, daughter of John Turner (which one?) and John Holmes; for the license for Salley Turner and Richard Hutcheson on November 24, 1798; and for the license granted on December 20, 1799 for Betsey Turner and William Phelps. Could these have been cousins? I believe that these people are from a Turner family that lived in Mecklenburg County, not in Warren County. This man may be no relation at all to our Turners.3,5
     Mathew D. Turner was born on 27 June, son of Hendley Turner and Elizabeth Duke. The Susannah Hamner Turner Bible says "Mathew D. turner son of Henley Turner and Elizabeth His wife was born on Sunday, the 27th day of June in the year of our Lord 18??(unreadable)."

     I suspect the year of birth was c1812.2

     On 21 October 1829, he is named in his father's will of this date.4

     In October 1833, I believe this is the Matthew Turner who purchased 6 items from Bullock Store at Warren County, North Carolina.6

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830I am unsure of this: with one free white male under 5; one free white male between 20 and 30 (himself) and one free white female between 20 and 30 (presumably his wife)Sumner County, Tennessee7
1840I am unsure of this: but this man had two free white males between 5 and 10; one free white male between 10 and 15; and one free white male between 30 and 40 (himself?); one frere white female between 5 and 10; one free white female b etween 10 and 15; and one free white female between 30 and 40 (presumably his wife)Christian County, Kentucky8
1850unable to find him

Citations

  1. Louise Patton Turner says the middle name is Mathew Duke Turner.
  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. [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.
  4. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), pages 112-113; citing Will Book 32, page 293.
  5. [S570] Nottingham, Stratton. The Marriage License Bonds of Mecklenburg County, Virginia 1765-1810 (Onancock, Virginia: s.n., c1928).
  6. [S251] Luke, Joy Turner, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (Sperryville, Virginia) to Toby Turner, from her research notes mailed Aug 2011.
  7. [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:XHP4-534 ): accessed 1 Oct 2019), Matthew Turner, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing 163, line 16, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 181; FHL microfilm 24,539.
  8. [S5520] "United States Census, 1840," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHYP-L1V ): accessed 1 Oct 2019), Mathew Turner, Christian, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 213, line 9, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 107; FHL microfilm 7,824.

James M. Turner1

M, #853, b. 15 November 1825, d. 10 April 1844
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherHendley Turner2 b. 9 Oct 1787, d. 26 Oct 1829
MotherElizabeth Duke1 b. Apr 1790, d. 26 Jun 1832
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited3 Feb 2019
     James M. Turner was born on 15 November 1825, son of Hendley Turner and Elizabeth Duke.1

     On 21 October 1829, he is named in his father's will of this date.2

     In 1840, in November Court at Warren County, North Carolina, Peter Evans and his wife, Susanna, petitioned Henry Turner and James Turner for division of slaves. Service was noted to Stephen H. Turner as well.3

     In 1843, James and his brother, Henry, petitioned for a division of slaves in Nov Court at Warren County, North Carolina. They petitioned again in Feb 1844 Court. Stephen H. Turner, their brother, was still their guardian.4

     James M. Turner died on 10 April 1844 at age 18.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 3 Feb 2019.1

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. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), pages 112-113; citing Will Book 32, page 293.
  3. [S262] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates, Warren County, North Carolina, 1833-1851, III (Raleigh: D.B.G., c1988), page 69; citing page 963 in Appearance Docket County Court, 1834-1843.
  4. [S262] Gammon. Estate Recds., Warren Co., NC, III, page 82, citing in Trial Docket County Court, 1843-1861.

Martha Jane Turner1

F, #854, b. 30 November 1817, d. 27 May 1840
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherHendley Turner2 b. 9 Oct 1787, d. 26 Oct 1829
MotherElizabeth Duke1 b. Apr 1790, d. 26 Jun 1832
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Wade L. Yarborough b. bt 1815 - 1816, d. 1851
Last Edited7 Jan 2019
     Martha Jane Turner was born on 30 November 1817, daughter of Hendley Turner and Elizabeth Duke, in Warren County, North Carolina.1

     On 21 October 1829, she is named Jane in her father's will.2

     Martha Jane Turner and Wade L. Yarborough obtained a marriage bond on 24 December 1835 in Warren County, North Carolina.3

     Martha Jane Turner married Wade L. Yarborough, son of Joel Yarborough and Sally Sledge, after 24 December 1835 in Warren County, North Carolina.4

     Martha Jane Yarborough died on 27 May 1840 at age 22 in Lumpkin County, Georgia. It is possible she was the mother of Joseph Yarborough (age 10 in the 1850 census) and may have died after his birth.1

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. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), pages 112-113; citing Will Book 32, page 293.
  3. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Brides, page 0073.
  4. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, Grooms - page 00082.

Susanna Turner1

F, #855, b. 28 November 1820, d. before February 1853
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherHendley Turner2 b. 9 Oct 1787, d. 26 Oct 1829
MotherElizabeth Duke1 b. Apr 1790, d. 26 Jun 1832
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Peter J. Evans b. c 1811, d. b Aug 1850
Children
Last Edited7 Jan 2019
     Susanna Turner was born on 28 November 1820, daughter of Hendley Turner and Elizabeth Duke.1 She was also known as Susan E.3,4

     On 21 October 1829, she is named Susan in her father's will of this date.2

     Susanna Turner and Peter J. Evans obtained a marriage license on 13 November 1840 in Warren County, North Carolina; with Bennett H. Stam? as security.5,4

     Susanna Turner, 19, married Peter J. Evans on 13 November 1840.5,4

     Susanna Evans died before February 1853 in Warren County, North Carolina.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 7 Jan 2019.6

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185029 years of ageWarren 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. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), pages 112-113; citing Will Book 32, page 293.
  3. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Brides, page 00073.
  4. [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-SHCN : accessed 5 Jul 2016), Peter J Evans and Susan E Turner, 13 Nov 1841; 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. On the original document, the date can be read as 1840 or 1841.
  5. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, Brides, page 00073; Marriage Bond 13.
  6. [S2206] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates: Warren County, North Carolina 1852-1868, IV (Raleigh: D. B. Gammon, 1994), page 3, citing page 36 in Minute Docket, Court of Pleas and Quarter Session 1852-1854.
  7. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, population schedule, dwelling 544, family 544, Peter J. Evans household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  8. [S279] Gammon, David, e-mail message from <e-mail address> to Toby Turner, entitled "Re: Stephen Turner", dated 28 Feb 2000, with genealogy report attached entitled "TURNER of Virginia and Warren County". Mr. Gammon is descended from Rhoda Turner and is the author of numerous abstracts of North Carolina public records and reporting on his own line.
  9. [S548] Susannah Hamner Turner Bible, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, page 2.

Peter J. Evans1,2

M, #856, b. circa 1811, d. before August 1850
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Susanna Turner b. 28 Nov 1820, d. b Feb 1853
Children
Last Edited19 May 2020
     Peter J. Evans was born circa 1811 in North Carolina.3

     Peter J. Evans and Susanna Turner obtained a marriage license on 13 November 1840 in Warren County, North Carolina; with Bennett H. Stam? as security.1,2

     Peter J. Evans married Susanna Turner, 19, daughter of Hendley Turner and Elizabeth Duke, on 13 November 1840.1,2

     In 1840, in November Court, Peter and his wife, Susanna, petitioned Henry Turner and James Turner for division of slaves. Service was noted to Stephen H. Turner as well at Warren County, North Carolina.4

     Peter J. Evans left a will dated on 27 May 1850 in Warren County, North Carolina. He names his wife, Susan E. Evans and children Mark C. Evans, John H. Evans, and Rebecca S. Evans. Executor was his friend, Michael Riggan.5

     Peter J. Evans died before August 1850 in Warren County, North Carolina.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 7 Jan 2019.5

     His estate was probated in August 1850 in Warren County, North Carolina.5

     Peter J. Evans's estate was inventoried on 1 October 1850 in Warren County, North Carolina, and filed in Court by M Riggan, Executor.6

     On 22 March 1851, an accounting of the sales of the estate was made to the Court at Warren County, North Carolina.7

     In 1852, "Accounts current ordered with Michael Riggins, executor, May, Aug, and Nov Courts. Administration de bonis non granted to Stephen H. Turner, Feb Court 1853 at Warren County, North Carolina.8

     On 2 March 1853, Stephen H. /Turner, Mark A. Turner and Wm. A. Burnett were bound for the administration of Stephen H. Turner in Peter Evans' estate at Warren County, North Carolina.9

     In 1854, Mark C. Duke was appointed guardian of the orphans, Mark and John Evans in Aug Court. The accounts were ordered examined with Stephen H. Turner, administrator in Aug Court 1855 and Feb Court 1856 at Warren County, North Carolina.10

     In April 1854, Stephen H. Turner was administrator of his estate at Warren County, North Carolina.11

     I cannot find burial information for any member of his family as of 17 Dec 2016.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185039 years of age. Also living in his household was Mary Edgerton, age 12. (One must keep in mind that the census for this year was people living on 1 Jun 1850)Warren County, North Carolina3
Farmer with real estate valued at $500 (worth $13,799.02 in 2013 dollars)3

Citations

  1. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Brides, page 00073; Marriage Bond 13.
  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-SHCN : accessed 5 Jul 2016), Peter J Evans and Susan E Turner, 13 Nov 1841; 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. On the original document, the date can be read as 1840 or 1841.
  3. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, population schedule, dwelling 544, family 544, Peter J. Evans household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S262] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates, Warren County, North Carolina, 1833-1851, III (Raleigh: D.B.G., c1988), page 69; citing page 963 in Appearance Docket County Court, 1834-1843.
  5. [S89] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1845-1902, II (Raleigh: D. B. G., 1995), page 45; citing Will Book 41, page 34.
  6. [S2990] "North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979, " index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-G7C : accessed 5 Jul 2016), Peter J Evans, 1850; citing Warren County, Probate, Book E, images 1-3 of 16, FHL microfilm 2,294,832.
  7. [S2990] "NC Estate Files, 1663-1979," FamilySearch, Peter J Evans, 1850; citing Warren County Probate, Book E, images 9-12 of 16, FHL microfilm 2,294,832 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-G7C, accessed 5 Jul 2016.
  8. [S2206] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates: Warren County, North Carolina 1852-1868, IV (Raleigh: D. B. Gammon, 1994), page 3, citing page 36 in Minute Docket, Court of Pleas and Quarter Session 1852-1854.
  9. [S2990] "NC Estate Files, 1663-1979," FamilySearch, Peter J Evans, 1850; citing Warren County Probate, Book E, image 7 of 16, FHL microfilm 2,294,832 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-G7C, accessed 5 Jul 2016.
  10. [S2206] Gammon. Warren Co., NC Est. Recds, 1852-1868, IV, page 13, citing page 210 in Minute Docket, Court of Pleas and Quarter Session 1852-1854.
  11. [S2990] "NC Estate Files, 1663-1979," FamilySearch, Peter J Evans, 1850; citing Warren County Probate, Book E, image 4 of 16, FHL microfilm 2,294,832 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-G7C, accessed 5 Jul 2016.
  12. [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, page 2.

Wade L. Yarborough1,2

M, #858, b. between 1815 and 1816, d. 1851
FatherJoel Yarborough b. bt 1775 - 1794, d. b 25 May 1840
MotherSally Sledge

Family

Martha Jane Turner b. 30 Nov 1817, d. 27 May 1840
Last Edited19 May 2020
     Wade L. Yarborough was born between 1815 and 1816, son of Joel Yarborough and Sally Sledge.1

     Wade L. Yarborough and Martha Jane Turner obtained a marriage bond on 24 December 1835 in Warren County, North Carolina.3

     Wade L. Yarborough married Martha Jane Turner, daughter of Hendley Turner and Elizabeth Duke, after 24 December 1835 in Warren County, North Carolina.4

     In 1850, he was enumerated in Lumpkin County with a wife, Eva Ann, age 24 and five children age 7 and under. Martha Jane died in 1840 so there's only one possible child: Joseph, age 10.5

     Wade L. Yarborough died in 1851.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 7 Jan 2019.1

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. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Brides, page 00073.
  3. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, Brides, page 0073.
  4. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, Grooms - page 00082.
  5. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Lumpkin County, Georgia, population schedule, dwelling 35, Wade L. Yarborough household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

Terisha Johnson1,2

M, #859, b. circa 1760, d. after 1840
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Susannah Turner b. 10 Feb 1773
Children
Last Edited19 May 2020
     Terisha Johnson was born circa 1760 in Virginia Colony.3 He was also known as Terry.

     Terisha and Susannah Turner obtained a marriage bond on 23 December 1790 at Warren County, North Carolina, from M. D. Johnson, Clerk of Court.4,5

     Terisha married Susannah Turner, 17, daughter of Stephen Turner and Susannah Hamner, on 23 December 1790 at Warren County, North Carolina.5

     On 17 March 1796, John Johnson of Granville County, North Carolina conveyed to Terisha Johnson of Mecklenburg County, Virginia ... £20 current money of Virginia...56 and 2/3 acres...bounded by Stephen Johnson and Professor Sommerville... Signed by: John Johnson and Martha (her mark) Johnson Witnesses: John Carter, John Newton, Joshua Stephens. Recorded 8 Aug 1796 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.6

     On 13 January 1798, Stephen Johnson of Chatham County, North Carolina conveyed to Henry Henderson and Claiborn Tucker of Mecklenburg County, Virginia ... £83 Virginia money (for land) .. On the waters of Nutbush Creek...bounded by a stake on the county line, Thomas Carter, John Johnson, Terisha Johnson... Signed by: Stephen (his mark) Johnson Witnesses: Terisha Johnson, John Johnson,Terisha Turner, William Taylor, M Alexander at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.7

     On 9 January 1818, he was one of the inspectors of tobacco at Haskins' Warehouse at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.8

     In December 1818, Frederick and Elizabeth D. Hamme sold for a dollar to, among others, Terrisha Johnson one acre on which a Methodist meeting-house was to be built at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.9

     In 1832, Terisha Johnson applied for a Revolutionary War pension in which he is identified as about 70 years old and living in Henderson County, Tennessee. His wife, Hannah, is about 40 years of age and their son is Stephen Van Ranslerr Johnson, 7 years of age.10 This doesn't make sense because he was enumerated in 1840 with only a woman between 60 and 70 years of age who should be Susannah. I suspect there is a transcription error in Tony's email.

     On 16 August 1832, he filed a declaration in Henderson County, Tennessee, Court with respect to acquiring a pension for his service in the Revolutionary War under the Act of Congress of 1832. He stated he was 70 years of age, was drafted in 1781 for one month as a private serving under Lt. Joshua Davis, Capt. Brown, Col. Mumford, and General Nathaniel Green. He was he was engaged in the Battle of Guilford Court House in which he was wounded in his right leg. After receiving the wound he was permitted either to repair to the Hospital or go home. He preferred the latter and returned home. He marched from Mecklenburg County into North Carolina and joined the American Army just before its arrival at Guilford Court House.

     He was residing in Mecklenburg City, Virginia when he entered the service. His statement was supported only by tradition. A minister and other supported his claim. The Court stated "they have every confidence in the medical and surgical abilities of the doctor who examined Terisha.

     His claim was rejected, despite having been properly filed and sworn to, with reference to a letter which I could not find in the file.11

     Terisha Johnson died after 1840 in Henderson County, Tennessee. I've had no luck finding him in the 1850 census, nor can I find death/burial information for him as of 22 Dec 2016.12

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1789with one Free PollNutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina13
1790with one Free PollWarren County, North Carolina14
1836with 274 acres, 10 slaves and no Poll tax9th District, Henderson County, Tennessee15

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820with one free white male under 10; one free white male 45 and older (presumably himself); one free white female between 10 and 16; one free white female between 16 and 26; and, one free white female 45 and olderMecklenburg County, Virginia16
1840with one free white male between 70 and 80 and one free white female between 60 and 70 years of age. He is living immediately adjacent to his daughter, Nancy Douglass (line 10)Henderson County, Tennessee17

Citations

  1. According to Tony L. Johnson, reporting on his line, his Christian name is Terisha or Teresha.
  2. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Grooms' List, page 00038; the bond lists him as Terry.
  3. [S49] Johnson, Tony L., e-mail message from (<e-mail address>) to Toby Turner, dated 10 2002, with genealogy report attachment entitled "Johnson/Turner Descendants."
  4. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, Grooms' List, page 00038.
  5. [S454] "North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds 1741 - 1868," database, n.pub., (http://www.ancestry.com: 2000) accessed 20 Aug 2007, entry for Terry Johnson and Susanah Turner, 23 Dec 1790, Bond #000161416. 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.
  6. [S5756] "Johnson Deeds, Mecklenburg County, Virginia", contributed by Barbara Eakley, online at https://www.vagenweb.org/mecklenburg/d0miscea.htm , uploaded 30 Mar 2008, website address verified 4 Jun 2019, citing Deed Book 9, page 118.
  7. [S5756] "Johnson Deeds, Mecklenburg Co., VA," online https://www.vagenweb.org/mecklenburg/d0miscea.htm , citing Deed Book 10, page 178.
  8. [S3053] Bracey, Susan L.. Life By The Roaring Roanoke: A History of Mecklenburg County, Virginia (Mecklenburg County: The Mecklenburg County Bicentennial Commission, 1977), page 123.
  9. [S3053] Bracey. Life by the Roaring Roanoke, page 112.
  10. [S49] Johnson. Email, dated 10 Jan 2002.
  11. [S5581] Teresha Johnson, pension application R5667; digital image, Ancestry's Fold3 (Washington, D. C.) at https://www.fold3.com/image/24099997: downloaded 6 Dec 2016) imaged from Case Files of Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications Based on Revolutionary War Service, compiled ca. 1800 - ca. 1912, National Archives microfilm publication M804, roll 1429.
  12. [S356] Johnson, Tony L.. Stephen Ruben Thornton in "Turner/Thornton Connection", listserve message to Warren County, North Carolina, uploaded 20 Dec 2001, 2:45 am, accessed 30 Sep 2004.
  13. [S2204] Gammon, David B.. Tax Lists Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1790, I (Raleigh, North Carolina: D. B. Gammon, 1994), page 89.
  14. [S2204] Gammon. Warren Co., NC Tax Lists 1779-1790, I, page 99.
  15. [S2215] Anonymous, compiler. 1836 Henderson County, Tennessee Tax List Index (n.p.: n.p., n.d.), page 13. The 9th District began on the north boundary line of Henderson County where the road leading from Lexington to Huntingdon by way of Parkers crosses the same running thence South with said road to where it intersects the old Rosses Ferry Road, thence East with S road by John Coffey's to where it intersects the old Reynoldsburg and Natchez road, then with S road to the North boundary line of ____ County, thence West with the Carroll County line to the beginning. Elections to be held in Pleasant Exchange.
  16. [S59] "1820 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Roll 130, page 295, line 8, Terisha Johnson 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.
  17. [S1026] "1840 United States Federal Census," Henderson County, Tennessee, Roll 522, page 351, line 9, Terisha Johnson 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.
  18. [S49] Johnson. Email, dated 10 Jan 2002, with a genealogy report attachment entitled "Johnson/Turner Descendants".
  19. [S356] Johnson. Stephen Ruben Thornton in "Turner/Thornton Connection," listserve message 20 Dec 2001, 2:45 am, http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/rw/pUB.2ACE/93.209.1.

Rowland Thornton1

M, #860, b. circa 1765, d. before November 1828
FatherPresley Thornton2 b. 1735
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Elizabeth Turner b. 3 Feb 1775, d. b Feb 1840
Children
Last Edited30 Jun 2020
     Rowland Thornton was born circa 1765, son of Presley Thornton, in Orange County, Virginia Colony.3

     Rowland Thornton and Elizabeth Turner obtained a marriage bond on 18 December 1797 in Warren County, North Carolina, with William Rives as bondsman.4,5,1

     Rowland Thornton married Elizabeth Turner, daughter of Stephen Turner and Susannah Hamner, after 18 December 1797 in Warren County, North Carolina.6

     On 6 January 1812, his father left him one equal share of his whole estate in his will of this date.2

     On 18 November 1815, the heirs of the Presley Thornton estate sell 417 acres on Mountain Run, adding a clause "reserving dower to Mary Thornton, the widow and relict of the said Presley Thornton during her natural life according to a line that has already been agreed on, by which 139 acres are allotted to the said Mary Thornton." in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.7

     Between 1827 and 1828, Rowland received $50 per year on account of Mary Thornton (Presley's widow.)8

     Rowland Thornton died intestate before November 1828 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.9

     His estate was administered on 17 November 1828 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, by Greenberry Thornton and James Thornton as administrators. Elizabeth, his widow, refused to quality herself as administrator.

     A number of men, who appeared to have been friends of the family, were designated commissioners to safeguard the interests of the widow Elizabeth. These commissioners assigned her one-third of the value of eighteen slaves whom her husband had owned.10

     In November 1828, Polly Thornton Clanton's husband, William A. Clanton, instituted a suit with respect to the eighteen slaves of which one-third of their value had been assigned to Elizabeth, Polly's mother.

     "William A. Clanton & wife vs. Rowland Thornton adm. in chg. This cause this day come on to be heard by consent of the parties. Upon consideration through the Cot (Court), doth adjudge order and decree that Benj Watkins, Benj Estes, Jno Pritchess, Thomas Miller and William I Peatrop or any three of them who are hereby appointed commr for that purpose do assign to Elizabeth Thornton the widow of Rowland Thornton one equal third part of the eighteen slaves in the bill mentd and after estimating the value of the slave Piney delivered to the plaintiff Polly Clanton, likewise the value of the slave Till delivered to the deft. James Thornton, likewise the value of the slave Amey delivered to the platf. Jane King by the Intestate in his life time confirming the said estimate to the time when they were severally delivered and deducting from their respective proportions, the value of said slaves divide the residue of the said eighteen slaves equally between the pltf & defts respt."11

     On 16 November 1829, the Court ordered that a committee of men "examine, state and settle" the estate of Rowland Thornton, deceased, with James and Greenberry Thornton as administrators at Pittsylvania County, Virginia. This order was not completed quickly.12

     In March 1832, there is an entry showing purchasers of part of Rowland's estate to be Elizabeth, James, Greenberry and Louisa at Pittsylvania County, Virginia.13

     In February 1840, there was a suit in Chancery between Greenberry Thornton and Livingston P. Noell (husband of Louisa), wherein Greenberry agreed to buy a piece of land which obviously had been Rowland's, and to deliver portions of the purchase price in like manner to himself, Thomas, Livington P. Noell, Linday George (husband of Elizabeth), Jacob L. King (husband of Jane), James Thornton, and William Clanton (husband of Polly). No mention is made of their mother, Elizabeth, so she must have been dead. at Pittsylvania County, Virginia.14

     On 24 October 1842, three deeds were made which dealt with more than 300 acres on Mountain Run Creek which had been part of Rowland's estate at Pittsylvania County, Virginia. These transactions apparently completed the the estate settlement.15

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1810as Rolling Thornton with one white tithable, three slaves and four horses16

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820with one free white male under 10; one free white male 16 thru 18; two free white males 18 thru 25; one free white male 45 or older (himself); one free white female under 10; two free white females 10 thru 15; one free white female 45 and older (presumably his wife); four male slaves under 14; one male slave 14 thru 25; one male slave 45 and overe; five female slaves under 14; three female slaves 26 thru 44 for a total of fourteen slaves. Six people are engaged in agriculturePittsylvania County, Virginia17

Citations

  1. [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-SR34 : accessed 26 Jul 2016), Rowland Thornton and Elizabeth Turner, 18 Dec 1797; 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 432,254.
  2. [S2261] Adams, Lela C. and Bassett, Virginia, abstractors. Abstracts of Pittsylvania County, Virginia Wills, 1767-1820 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1986), page 179.
  3. [S3254] "Thornton: Branches to Westward," Fox, Richard Thornton, typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author, Library of Toby Turner, Houston, Harris County, Texas, Chapter Seven: page 54.
  4. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Marriage Bond 18.
  5. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, Brides, page 00073.
  6. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, Grooms - page 00072.
  7. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven: page 52, citing Pittsylvania Deed Book 19, page 365.
  8. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven: page 53; citing Pittsylvania County Accounts Current Book 9, page 240.
  9. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, page 54.
  10. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, pages 54-55; citing Pittsylvania Court Order Book 27, pages 246-248.
  11. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, page 55; citing Pittsylvania Court Order Book 27, page 247.
  12. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, page 55; citing Pittsylvania Court Order Book 28, page 62.
  13. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, page 55; citing Pittsylvania Court Account Current Book 10, page 143.
  14. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, page 55; citing Pittsylvania Court Order Book 35, pages 233-236.
  15. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, page 55; citing Pittsylvania Court Order Book 46, pages 434-436.
  16. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven: page 54; citing Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia by Schreiner-Yantis.
  17. [S3850] 1820 United States Federal Census, Roland Thornton, 1820, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 54, line 19, image 16 of 63, unknown cd5 28 Jun 2020 household; digital image, Ancestry.com (access through subscription); citing National Archives microfilm M33.
  18. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, pages 54 and 55; citing Pittsylvania Court Order Book 27, pages 247.

Jacob Davis1

M, #861, b. circa 1781, d. before November 1859
FatherPeter Davis2 b. b 1755, d. b Feb 1804
MotherHannah Turner b. b 1755, d. b Feb 1826
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Rhoda Turner b. 29 Nov 1790, d. b Jul 1892
Children
Last Edited28 May 2019
     Jacob Davis was born circa 1781, son of Peter Davis and Hannah Turner, in North Carolina.3

     He was the nephew of Governor James Turner of North Carolina who lived near them in Warren County, North Carolina.4

     Jacob Davis and Rhoda Turner obtained a marriage bond on 19 October 1808 in Warren County, North Carolina.5,6

     Jacob Davis married Rhoda Turner, daughter of Stephen Turner and Susannah Hamner, after 19 October 1808 in Warren County, North Carolina.7

     Jacob Davis died before November 1859 in Warren County, North Carolina.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 7 Jan 2019.8

     His estate was probated on 2 December 1859 in Warren County, North Carolina; as a result of a petition by the heirs, his slaves were ordered to be divided into six shares between Mrs. Rhoda Davis; John H. Fleming and wife Nancy P; Thaddeus B. Rowland and wife Mary T; James E. Pattillo and wife Winifred; Howell R. Moss and wife Dionisia; and Mrs. Sophronia Moss. This proves Rebecca Johnson was already deceased with Sophronia her only heir. It also proves Mr. Moss was also deceased by Nov 1859.

     On 29 Nov, John H. Fleming was bonded as Administrator of Jacob's estate.9

     Jacob Davis's estate was inventoried in February 1860 Court Term in Warren County, North Carolina.10

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830with one free white male between 5 and 10; one free white male between 10 and 15; two free white males between 40 and 50; one free white female under 5; one free white female between 5 and 10; two free white females between 10 and 15; one white female between 15 and 20; and, two free white females between 30 and 40 years of ageNutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina11
185069 years of age. Also living in his household were: his wife's nephew, Mark C. Turner, and his granddaughter, Sophrona Johnson, age 19Nutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina3
a Farmer with real estate valued at $1,400 (worth $38,637.26 in 2013 dollars)3

Citations

  1. [S279] Gammon, David, e-mail message from <e-mail address> to Toby Turner, entitled "Jacob Davis Family", dated 29 Feb 2000, with genealogy report attached entitled "a. Jacob Davis (son of Peter Davis & Hannah Turner)". Mr. Gammon is descended from Rhoda Turner and is the author of numerous abstracts of North Carolina public records and reporting on his own line.
  2. [S88] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1779-1844, I (Raleigh: D.B. G., 1995), page 31; citing Will Book 12, page 192.
  3. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," North Carolina, Warren County, population schedule, Nutbush District Township, dwelling 190, family 190, Jacob Davis household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" in an email dated 16 Oct 2000.
  5. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Marriage Bond 19.
  6. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, Brides, page 00073.
  7. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, Grooms - page 00017.
  8. [S2206] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates: Warren County, North Carolina 1852-1868, IV (Raleigh: D. B. Gammon, 1994), page 24; citing page 393 in Minute Docket, Court of Pleas and Quarter Session, 1857-1859.
  9. [S3177] "North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970, " images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9GHG-9GDW?i=172&wc=32GS-16D%3A170078601%2C170894301&cc=1867501 ), Jacob Davis, 1859; citing Warren County Wills, 1858-1861, vol. 46, image 173 of 701 (pages 304-305): accessed 20 Jul 2016.
  10. [S3177] "NC Probate Recds., 1735-1970," FamilySearch, Jacob Davis, 1859; citing Warren County Wills, 1858-1861, vol. 46, image 169 of 701 (page 296), at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9GHG-9GDW?i=172&wc=32GS-16D%3A170078601%2C170894301&cc=1867501, accessed 20 Jul 2016.
  11. [S683] "1830 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 125, page 579, images 5 and 6, line 27, Jacob Davis 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.

Robert Wright

M, #862, b. between 1775 and 1794
FatherRobert Wright1 b. b 1762
MotherNancy Wright1

Family

Rebecca Turner b. 28 Mar 1794
Last Edited21 Dec 2016
     Robert Wright was born between 1775 and 1794, son of Robert Wright and Nancy Wright.2

     Robert Wright also is reported to have been born in 1793 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.3

     Robert Wright married Rebecca Turner, 16, daughter of Stephen Turner and Susannah Hamner, on 28 November 1810 in Warren County, North Carolina.4

     On 24 February 1812, Stephen Turner gave evidence at Warren County, North Carolina, that Robert Wright, Jr., of Mecklenburg County, Virginia, was entitled to two slaves by virtue of his intermarriage with Rebecca Turner, now Rebecca Wright, formerly of Warren County, North Carolina.5,6

     On 16 March 1812, he was grantee of James Whitlow, Sr. at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.7

     On 15 July 1816, Robert and Rebecca were grantors to Marley Taylor at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.8

     On 14 December 1820, he was grantor to Robert H. Jones, et al, at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.9

     He evidently did not leave a will. I cannot find any further information about him or their children.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820with two free white males under 10; one free white male between 26 and 45 (himself); two free white females under 10; and, one free white female between 16 and 26. There appear to have been three male slaves, but the ages cannot be determined due to age of document; three female slaves under 26; and, three female slaves between 26 and 45

     If this is the right man, how can Rebecca be listed as head of household in the same census
Warren County, North Carolina2

Citations

  1. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," typed manuscript, Wright, Lucius F., analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, received via email 17 Mar 2011, page 8.
  2. [S59] "1820 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 62, page 439, line 18, Robert Wright 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.
  3. [S5589] Wright M. D., Lucius. Southside Virginia Wright Families, 1755-1820 (Berwyn Heights, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2014), page 43 . Dr. Wright is a careful researcher who thoroughly documents his work..
  4. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Marriage Bond 28.
  5. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 9, citing Warren County, North Carolina Court Order Book, page 270, as cited by Christmas-Beattie, Ginger. Warren County, North Carolina Minutes to the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, vol. VII (1810-1813). (Forest Grove, OR: Ancestral Tracks, 2001), page 76.
  6. [S2205] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates: Warren County, North Carolina 1805-1833, II (Raleigh: D. B. G., 1989), page 17; citing page 247 in County Court Minutes, August, 1807-May, 1812.
  7. [S5589] Wright M. D.. Southside VA Wright Fams., 1755-1820, page 43; citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 14:376.
  8. [S5589] Wright M. D.. Southside VA Wright Fams., 1755-1820, page 43; citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 16:253.
  9. [S5589] Wright M. D.. Southside VA Wright Fams., 1755-1820, page 43; citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 18:420 commenting further "Robert Wright, Jr. appears on the tax lists in 1813 only, which is certainly consistent with the idea that he is living elsewhere. Without examing the deeds, I cannot tell if the deed to Robert Jones is by this man, or by Robert (Reuben, Reuben) Wright".

Pleasant Dawson1

M, #863, b. circa 1765

Family

Sarah Turner b. bt 1766 - 1784
Last Edited5 Oct 2019
     Pleasant Dawson was born circa 1765. He was 45 years or older in the 1810 census so 1765 is the latest reasonable birth date.2

     He performed his Military Service between 1776 and 1782 at Nelson County, Virginia, as a 2nd Lt. in the Revolutionary War.

     Pleasant and William Dawson are named as revolutionary soldiers in a chapter entitled "Revolutionary Soldiers from Amherst County Comprising then the Territory of the Present County of Nelson.

     Pleasant Dawson, Private 61 days @7 1/2 1lbs Tobacc (sic) 4571/2
     dissaited (sic) from hilsborough

     This shouldn't be taken too seriously because soldiers often disappeared without official leave to take care of sick children or wives and then returned to duty as soon as possible..3

     Pleasant Dawson and Sarah Turner obtained a marriage bond on 6 February 1786 in Amherst County, Virginia, with John Sorrell Dawson as Surety.1 James Turner, father of the bride, gave consent to the marriage on 6 February 1786.1

     Pleasant Dawson married Sarah Turner, daughter of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner, after 6 February 1786 in Amherst County, Virginia.1,4

     The problem is that there were two Pleasant Dawsons, one in Amherst County and the other in Albemarle County, Virginia which can be verified by the 1810 census. Given that Sarah Dawson was named in her father's will in 1805, I do not believe that "her" Pleasant Dawson married Sarah Christian in 1791. I believe the other Pleasant Dawson married Sarah Christian.

     On 26 August 1812, Pleasant Dawson and wife, Sally, conveyed to Hugh White and again on 22 Mar 1813, one-eighth share in 512 acres on Hickory Creek, for £150. Boundaries: Henry Turner; Martin Dawson; Jno. Dawson; Zach Roberts. Tract of Jno. Dawson, dec'd as heirs. Witnesses: Jno. L; Benj and Nelson Dawson at Nelson County, Virginia.5

     In 1815, he is listed as a landowner with property on Harrises Creek, as well as "for William B. Damron" at Amherst County, Virginia.6

     According to the Rucker book, Pleasant died unmarried in 1826. So much for her accuracy. She also reports that Pleasant was the son of John Dawson when there are deed records which clearly show his father as Joseph Dawson.

     In retrospect, I think there may have been two Pleasant Dawsons in the area. One evidently married Jemima Cofer.7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1810with two free white males 45 and over; and one free white female 26 through 44 years of age with seventeen slavesSt Anne's Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia8

Citations

  1. [S380] Sweeny, William Montgomery. Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia 1763-1800 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1973), page 25.
  2. [S5546] "United States Census, 1810," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH23-P83 ): accessed 20 Sep 2019), Pleasant Dawson, Amherst, Virginia, United States; citing p. 290, line 11, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 66; FHL microfilm 181,426.
  3. [S109] Sweeny, Leonora Higginbotham. Amherst County, Virginia in the Revolution 1773-1782, Including Extracts from the "Lost Order Book" (c1951; reprint Greenville: Southern History Press, Inc., 1998), page 37, 42, and 52; citing page 446 as to his rank of 2nd Lt..
  4. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR77-3SC : accessed 5 Aug 2016), Pleasant Dawson and Sary Or Sarah Turner, 06 Feb 1786; citing Amherst County, Virginia, reference P 28; FHL microfilm 30,273.
  5. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 41; citing Deed Book I, page 570.
  6. [S2202] Ward, Robert G. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazateer), One (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1997), page 33.
  7. [S586] Wood, Sudie Rucker. The Rucker Family Genealogy (Richmond: Old Dominion Press, Inc., 1932), page 464. This book must be viewed with care; the information on the German ancestors of the original emigrant has been proven erroneous as has a surprising amount of other information.
  8. [S5546] "1810 U. S. Census," Pleasant Dawson, St Anns, Albemarle, Virginia, United States; citing p. 154, line 23, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 66; FHL microfilm 181,426, accessed 20 Sep 2019 at ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH23-LS2 ). This particular Pleasant Dawson was enumerated close to Littlepage Dameron (his brother-in-law) even though the form is alphabetical it indicates they lived in the same general area.

Leonard Phillips Jr.1

M, #865, b. circa 1766
FatherZachariah Phillips2,3 d. b 21 Sep 1807
MotherFrances White2 d. 1821

Family

Elizabeth Turner b. c 1769, d. b 1850
Last Edited28 Sep 2019
     Leonard Phillips Jr. was born circa 1766, son of Zachariah Phillips and Frances White, in Virginia Colony.4

     He performed his Military Service as a soldier in the American Revolution..5

     Leonard Phillips Jr. and Elizabeth Turner obtained a marriage bond on 19 November 1792 in Amherst County, Virginia, with John Turner (probably her brother, John (L)) as Surety.6 James Turner, father of the bride, gave consent to the marriage on 19 November 1792.6

     Leonard Phillips Jr. married Elizabeth Turner, daughter of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner, after 19 November 1792 at Amherst County, Virginia, with Rev. Mr. Campbell officiating at the marriage.6

     On 2 April 1812, 100 acres of land appearing to be a part of James Turner's estate considered as residual and not specifically designated in his will, but left to his daughters in an undivided interest was sold to William Hamner for $500 in Nelson County, Virginia.7,8

     In 1820, it has been suggested that they moved to Georgia c1816 and were enumerated in Wilkes County in the 1820 census.9,10

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1800on John Montgomery's List with taxable property consisting of one white male over 21 and one horse [This is either this Leonard Phillips or his father]Amherst County, Virginia11

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820with one free white male under 10; two free white males between 16 and 25; one free white male over 45 (himself); one free white female under 10; one free white female between 10 and 15; one free white female between 16 and 25; one free white female between 26 and 44; one free white female 45 or older (Elizabeth); with three people engaged in agriculture. This makes three free white persons under 16; three free white persons over 25 for a total of nine free white persons in his householdSumner County, Tennessee12
1830with one free white male 15 and under 20; one free white male 30 and under 40; one free white male of 60 and under 70 (himself); one free white female of 20 and under 30; one free white female of 30 and under 40; one free white female of 50 and under 60 (presumably his wife); and, one free white female of 90 and under 100Robertson County, Tennessee13
1840unable to find him
185084 years of age and living in the household of James Taylor, 60, and his wife, Rebecca, age 55Sumner County, Tennessee4

Citations

  1. [S102] Ricks, Joel. Amherst County Marriage Bonds, 1753-1853 (Salt Lake City: [copied by Joel Ricks for the Genealogical Society of Utah], 1936), page 94.
  2. [S5548] Amherst County Heritage Book Committee, compiler. Amherst County, Virginia Heritage, II (n/a: Walsworth Publishing Company, 2004), page 216, submitted by Robert B. Phillips.
  3. [S592] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, c1985), page 282; citing Will Book 4, page 470.
  4. [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:MC69-W3H ): accessed 26 Jul 2016), Leonard Philips in household of James Taylor, 1850, Sumner county, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing no page number, family 71, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 444,853.
  5. [S109] Sweeny, Leonora Higginbotham. Amherst County, Virginia in the Revolution 1773-1782, Including Extracts from the "Lost Order Book" (c1951; reprint Greenville: Southern History Press, Inc., 1998), page 46.
  6. [S380] Sweeny, William Montgomery. Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia 1763-1800 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1973), page 61.
  7. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing Nelson County, Virginia Deed Book I, page 509.
  8. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 36; citing Deed Book 1, page 509.
  9. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 4 . This book is not as well documented as one would like, however, it displays more research effort than one usually finds in books of this period on family genealogy.
  10. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLX-B12 ): accessed 26 Jul 2016), Leonard Phillips, 1820, Wilkes, Georgia, United States; citing page 184, line 7, NARA microfilm publication M33 (Washington, D. C.: The National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 175,768.
  11. [S2208] Anonymous. "Amherst County 1800 Tax List," The Virginia Genealogist, vol. 5, no. 3 (July-Sept 1961): page 127.
  12. [S5513] "1820 U. S. Census," Leonard Phillips, Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing p. 334, line 23, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 124; FHL microfilm 193,686, accessed 18 Sep 2019 at ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLT-42N ).
  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:XH5W-8J1 ): accessed 28 Sep 2019), Leonard Philips, Robertson, Tennessee, United States; citing 410, line 21, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 179; FHL microfilm 24,537.

Thomas Graves1

M, #866, b. between 1776 and 1794
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Judith Turner b. bt 1776 - 1794
Child
Last Edited21 Sep 2019
     Thomas Graves was born between 1776 and 1794.2

     No man by the name of Thomas Graves was enumerated in Amherst or Nelson counties in the 1810 census. Three men by that name were enumerated in Madison, King and Queen and Chesterfield counties.

     Thomas Graves married Judith Turner, daughter of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner, on 20 November 1810 in Nelson County, Virginia. There is no image available for the marriage record on Ancestry.com.1,3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820with one free white male under 10; one free white male between 26 and 44 (himself); four free white females under 10; one free white female between 26 and 44 (his wife). I believe there were slaves, but I cannot be certain about thisNelson County, Virginia2
1840with two free white males between 10 and 15; one free white male between 15 and 20; one free white male between 50 and 60 (himself); one free white female between 10 and 15; two free white females between 15 and 20; and one free white female between 40 and 50 (presumably his wife)Nelson County, Virginia4

Citations

  1. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 4 . This book is not as well documented as one would like, however, it displays more research effort than one usually finds in books of this period on family genealogy.
  2. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLC-CVS ): accessed 20 Sep 2019), Thomas Graves, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing p. either 194A or 83 , line 13, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 130; FHL microfilm 193,689.
  3. [S5545] "Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850," database online, Ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: accessed 5 Aug 2016, entry for Thomas Graves and I (could be a misreading of the initial) Turner or J. Gurner, 20 Nov 1810, Nelson County, Virginia; citing original data from the Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850.
  4. [S5520] "United States Census, 1840," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHBW-9V2 ): accessed 21 Sep 2019), Thomas Graves, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing p. 58, line 17, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 569; FHL microfilm 29,690.
  5. [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:M8DF-3N8 ): accessed 21 Sep 2019), Jerrisha Graves, Nelson county, part of, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing family 371, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Microfilm 444,953.

Littlepage Darneron1

M, #867, b. between 1766 and 1784, d. before 4 August 1835

Family

Susanna Turner b. bt 1766 - 1784
Last Edited25 Sep 2019
     Littlepage Darneron was born between 1766 and 1784.2 Littlepage's surname also is spelled as Damron.2

     Littlepage Darneron married Susanna Turner, daughter of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner, before 22 April 1801 in Albemarle County, Virginia, with Martin Dawson Sr. officiating at the marriage.

     No actual day of the marriage is given, but its return was included in a list of returns by Martin Dawson Sen., dated April 22, 1801 (B/C Papers, 1800-07).13

     On 2 April 1812, 100 acres of land appearing to be a part of James Turner's estate considered as residual and not specifically designated in his will, but left to his daughters in an undivided interest was sold to William Hamner for $500 in Nelson County, Virginia.4,5

     Littlepage Darneron died intestate before 4 August 1835 in Pike County, Missouri. When Nicholas T. Damron became administrator of his estate. He further states that Wm. Damron of Nelson County, Virginia; Malinda Harvey, wife of Francis Harvey of Lincoln County. Missouri and James Damron and the said Nicholas T. Damron of the same county, Elizabeth Thurmond, Susan Walls and Lucy Ann Damron of Pike County are the only heirs of Pleasant Dawson (who had been married to Susanna's sister, Sarah.)6

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1810with three free white males under 10; one free white male between 26 and 44; one free white female under 10; one free white female between 26 and 44; and one slaveSt. Anne's Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia2
1820with one free white male under the age of 10; one free white male between the ages of 26 and 45 (himself); three free white males 45 or older (which I think may be an enumerator error); and, one free white female between 26 and 45 (presumably Susanna). One person is involved in agriculture; there are no slaves enumeratedSt. Anne's Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia7

Citations

  1. [S96] Vogt, John and Kethley Jr., T. William. Albemarle County Marriages 1780-1853, II (Athens: Iberian Publisning Company, 1991), page 662.
  2. [S688] "1810 United States Federal Census," Albemarle County, Virginia, Roll 66, page 162, line 20, Littlepage Damron household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M252. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  3. [S5505] Anonymous. "Albemarle Marriages," Virginia Magazine of Genealogy, vol. 23, no. 2 (May 1985): citing complete list on pages 72-73.
  4. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing Nelson County, Virginia Deed Book I, page 509.
  5. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 36; citing Deed Book 1, page 509.
  6. [S1668] Pike County, Missouri Probate Record, vols. 1-3, 1825-1847, FHL Film 0,956,908, microreproduction of manuscript consisting of wills, letters and bonds of administration and guardian bonds, 20 Sep 2019.
  7. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLC-MWK ): accessed 7 Jul 2016), Littlepage Damron, 1820, St Anns Parish, Albemarle, Virginia, United States; citing page 26, line 19, NARA microfilm publication M33 (Washington, D. C.: The National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 193,689.

Henry Rittenhouse1

M, #868, b. circa 1788, d. 27 June 1857

Family

Martha Turner b. bt 1790 - 1800, d. b 1870
Last Edited21 Sep 2019
     Henry Rittenhouse was born circa 1788 in Virginia.2

     Henry Rittenhouse also is reported to have been born in 1784 in Albemarle County, Virginia. He was the son of Henry Rittenhouse (1755-1797.)1 Henry's surname also is spelled as Writtenhouse.3

     Henry Rittenhouse and Martha Turner obtained a marriage bond on 21 December 1807 in Amherst County, Virginia, with Terry Turner and Wm. M. Bailey as bondsmen.4

     Henry Rittenhouse married Martha Turner, daughter of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner, after 21 December 1807 in Amherst County, Virginia.3

     On 2 April 1812, 100 acres of land appearing to be a part of James Turner's estate considered as residual and not specifically designated in his will, but left to his daughters in an undivided interest was sold to William Hamner for $500 in Nelson County, Virginia.5,6

     Henry Rittenhouse died on 27 June 1857 in Albemarle County, Virginia,1 and was buried in Hamner Cemetery, Covesville, Albemarle County, Virginia.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830with two free white males between 5 and 10; one free white male between 10 and 15; one free white male between 40 and 50 (himself); two free white females under 5; one free white female between 5 and 10; one free white female between 30 and 40 (his wife)Albemarle County, Virginia7
1840with one free white male between 5 and 10; one free white male between 15 and 20; one free white male between 50 and 60 (himself); one free white female between 5 and 10; one free white female between 10 and 15; and one free white female between 40 and 50 (presumably his wife)St Anne's Parish, Albemarle County, Virginia8
185062 years of age. Also enumerated with him were Martha, age 39; David, age 26; Maria, age 20; and, Hamilton, age 16 - all born in VirginiaAlbemarle County, Virginia2
Farmer with real estate valued at $3,8002

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 20 Sep 2019, memorial page for Henry Rittenhouse (1784-1857) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Brian Gallagher, maintained by Brian Gallagher; citing Hamner Cemetery, Covesville, Albemarle County, Virginia. This site consists of data 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. [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:M88L-MTD ): accessed 9 Sep 2016), Henry Rittenhouse household, Albemarle county, part of, Albemarle, Virginia, United States; citing no page number, family 1680, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 29,707.
  3. [S412] Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton. Marriages of Amherst County, Virginia 1801-1854 (Amherst: B.F.Davis, 1965), page 207.
  4. [S102] Ricks, Joel. Amherst County Marriage Bonds, 1753-1853 (Salt Lake City: [copied by Joel Ricks for the Genealogical Society of Utah], 1936), page 133.
  5. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing Nelson County, Virginia Deed Book I, page 509.
  6. [S5990] Davis Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Nelson County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: Abstract of Deed Book 1 (Amherst, Virginia: B.F.D., 1968), page 36; citing Deed Book 1, page 509.
  7. [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:XH5N-XWY ): accessed 20 Sep 2019), Henry Wittenhouse, Albemarle, Virginia, United States; citing 295, line 1, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 197; FHL microfilm 29,676.
  8. [S5520] "United States Census, 1840," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHBM-4MB ): accessed 20 Sep 2019), Henry Rittenhouse, St Annes, Albemarle, Virginia, United States; citing p. 156, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 549; FHL microfilm 29,683.

John Thurmond1

M, #869, b. circa 1790

Family

Nancy Turner
Last Edited25 Sep 2019
     John Thurmond was born circa 1790 in Virginia.2

     John Thurmond and Nancy Turner obtained a marriage bond on 24 March 1817 in Nelson County, Virginia, with Terisha Turner as bondsman.1

     John Thurmond married Nancy Turner, daughter of James Turner and Rebecca Hamner, on 24 March 1817 in Nelson County, Virginia, with John Shepheard officiating at the marriage.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820as John T. Thurmond with two free white males under the age of 10; one free white male between 26 and 45 (himself); one free white female under 10; and, one free white female 45 or older (presumably his wife). Enumerated in this area (alphabetically) were Samuel Turner; Tericha Turner; Henry Turner; Tarisha Turner; Terisha Turner, as well as one just plain John Thurmond who was living by himself4
185060 years of age and living in the household of Alex Roberts, age 77, and his presumed wife, Sarah, age 73; and one son, Thomas W. age 35; John's possible son, John A. Thurmond, age 32; Mary J. Thurmond, age 25; and, Ann Eliza Thurmond, age 23.Nelson County, Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S451] Ricks, Joel. Nelson County, Virginia Marriage Bonds 1808-1866 (Salt Lake City, Utah: [copied by Joel Ricks] ; typed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, October 1936), page 76.
  2. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8DX-XDJ ): accessed 20 Sep 2019), John Thurmond in household of Alex Roberts, Nelson county, part of, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing family 466, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Microfilm 444,953.
  3. [S451] Ricks. Nelson Co VA Marr Bds 1808-1866, page 76, In the microfilm of the Nelson County Marriage Register, the Marriage Bond date is given as March 26, 1817. All the other information is identical..
  4. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLC-ZSB ): accessed 20 Sep 2019), John T Thurmond, Nelson, Virginia, United States; citing p. 199, line 20, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 130; FHL microfilm 193,689.

Nelson Bailey Turner1

M, #870, b. 9 February 1797, d. 31 May 1875
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn (L) Turner2 b. bt 1766 - 1771, d. b Aug 1835
MotherElizabeth Bailey3
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

Elizabeth Buntin b. 5 Jan 1805, d. 24 Jul 1842
Children
Last Edited17 May 2020
     Nelson Bailey Turner was born on 9 February 1797, son of John (L) Turner and Elizabeth Bailey, in Virginia.4,5,6

     Circa 1806, he moved with his parents to Sumner County, Tennessee.7

     On 24 June 1818, Isaac Bledsoe, Henry Bledsoe, James Weatherral and Milly Bledsoe, Executors of Abram Bledsoe, Decd, conveyed to John Turner, for $1,610, 184 acres beginning at the southeast corner Jesse Hughes on west bank of Bledsoe's Creek in Sumner County, Tennessee.8,9

     Nelson Bailey Turner and Elizabeth Buntin obtained a marriage bond on 5 December 1820 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with Richard Johnson and Stephen H. Turner as witnesses.10

     Nelson Bailey Turner, 23, married Elizabeth Buntin, 15, daughter of Joseph Buntin and Phoebe Ann Desha, on 7 December 1820.6

     On 5 June 1826, a land grant to John and Nelson Turner was signed at Nashville for 100 acres on waters of Bledsoes Creek in Sumner County, Tennessee.11

     In 1830, Nelson bought 100 acres from Anthony Bledsoe on Bledsoe Creek. Witnesses John Turner (his father) and John Patterson at Sumner County, Tennessee.12

     In 1833, he bought 67 acres from James R. Turner on the waters of the east fork of Bledsoe Creek bounded by William B. turner.13

     In 1834, Nelson bought 130 acres from the Bledsoes for $1,300 on Bledsoe Creek. Witnesses: John H. Turner (son of James and Lucy Ham Turner) and James H. Turner (his brother.)14

     On 4 February 1834, Mildred Essex, Anthony T. Bledsoe, James W. Bledsoe, David S. Bledsoe, Alfred Shoulders Polly Ann Shoulders (Shelby Co., TN) conveyed to Nelson B.Turner 160 acres on the waters of Bledsoe Creek for $130. Witnesses: astyney ?, E. Mills, John H. Turner, T.J. Bledsoe, James H. Turner (who is this?), H. Bate, W. L. Bledsoe. Registered 6 Jun 1835 at Sumner County, Tennessee.15

     On 18 May 1835, he is named as the "eldest son" and one of the two executors of his father's will of this date.1

     On 1 July 1838, James H. Turner conveyed to Nelson B. Turner 70 acres on the waters of the E. Fork of Bledsoe Creek for $2,240. Registered 16 Jul 1838 in Sumner County, Tennessee.16

     In April 1846, Nelson is confined to bed and cannot be present at his brother, James H. Turner's, deathbed.

     He is named Guardian of John Turner, minor, son of James Turner at Sumner County, Tennessee.

     Between 1848 and 1849, a case in Chancery Court was brought between Enoch Simpson (Martha's husband) and Nelson B. Turner over the guardianship of John Turner, Nelson's nephew, which ran over a period of two years.

     A number of depositions were taken from family members. On 6 Apr 1849, Elizabeth Turner Buntin, about 50 years of age, testified that Martha Johnson Turner Simpson wanted Nelson to have management of her son's estate and that her father should not have his hands on it. She further testified that Martha remarried only six months or so after James' death.

     Benjamin Johnson, married to Nelson and James' sister, Rebecca testified that he had known Nelson Bailey Turner for about thirty years and Mr. Simpson some ten or twelve years. He'd known Martha Turner Simpson for about twenty-six or twenty-seven years. He testified to the friendship between Nelson and his brother, James. He did hear James call for his son as he lay dying, but when Martha turned to get the child, she was stopped by Rebecca and Elizabeth Buntin (his sisters). He further testified that the best interest of the child would be served by Nelson B. Turner.

     James Gwin (who lived about a half mile from Enoch Simpson) testified that Simpson had said that if John (James' son) went to the Turner's (Nelson's) house, he could not "stay at his house." When asked who would do more to promote the interest of the child, he was confident of Mrs. Simpson, but "can't say as to Mr. Simpson."

     Thomas J. Flowers (married to a cousin of Mrs. Simpson - it is believed Martha Ann John was born c1816, but her parentage is unsure, and married Thomas Jefferson Flowers on 5 May 1838) testified that he had known Enoch Simpson for some six years and Mrs. Simpson for ten or eleven years. I lives near the Simpsons and done business with him and Gwin. He stated he had seen Mr. Simpson drink more freely than was good for him and at one time he did use vulgar language. He stated he had known Nelson B. Turner for about twenty years, believes that a child could be better educated at the Turner's. He did say that he had never seen Nelson drink too much, but they had shared liquor occasionally.

     Susanna Johnson (James' and Nelson's sister) testified "We (she and her mother) stopped at Mr. Simpson & asked Aunt Martha to let John to go home with us. She said he mite go and he started with us & she called to stop & said she reckoned he had better not go & said that without Mr. Simpson were there, he mite not like it if he went & John were very anxious to go & cried when his mother told him to get out of the buggy." She further stated that she had not seen him at her father's until this week, that the distance from her father's to Nelson's place was about twelve miles, and that she had attended parties at his house where they played cards and danced. (I don't have a Susanna Johnson as a sister to James and Nelson Bailey Turner. Francis, their sister, was married to Richard Collins Johnson.)

     James Gwin testified to opposing counsel that he was well acquainted with both parties and their neighborhoods, pointing out that Mr. Turner lives about 1 mile and 3/4 from Mount Zion whereas Mr. Simpson is about three 1/2 miles. Furthermore, he had a preference for the neighborhood of that of the Turner family. In answer to the question "Please state from your acquaintance with Mr. Simpson and family is behind the times and the customs and fashions of the territory if so how far?" He replied "Some twenty or twenty five years and a considerable portion of his neighborhood and associates are also in the same condition. Mr. Simpson and myself were partners in a mill for several years." When asked if Mr. Simpson was a stubborn man in his disposition, he said that he was. However, he said he would be unpleasant, but not ungrateful, for the mother of the child for him to be removed. The child would find it unpleasant. He commented that the N.B. Turner family occupied the middle or medium ground in society, that the times are much better now than twenty to twenty-five years ago, and that Mr. Simpson's children are very limited in their education.

     William Johnson testified to an encounter between himself, Jo. D. Turner and Mr. Simpson:"Jo D. Turner and myself were at the camp meeting at the Dry Fork. Mrs. Simpson invited us to go home with her to dinner. We went sometime after dinner. Jo D. were walking the floor and had or had John in his arms. Mrs. Simpson were sitting in the room. Jo D. had on a new pair pants with buttons on from the ankles near the knees. Mrs. Simpson took hold of one of the buttons and said she would cut one off or pull it off. Jo D. took hold of her "yeore" [no idea what this means] and shuck it and turned off. Mr. Simpson came out of the piaser [pisser?] & took Jo D. by the arm & pointed to the door. Jo D. asked him what he had done. Mr. Simpson said he did not want to have any words about it but if he did not get out, he would put him out. Mrs. Simpson spoke and said Mr. Simpson we always fooled & played in Mr. Turners life time & meant no harm. Mr. Simpson said, I don't know what you come for, for you was not wanted when you were fetched. Jo D. then got his horse and left. I then left the house until Mr. Bradley & Mr. McGlothlin had left. I then returned to the house & found Mr. Simpson & his wife quarreling about the way Mr. Simpson had treated her & Jo D. I cannot remember all that was said but what I do remember, I remember that Mrs. Simpson told Mr. Simpson that if he didn't mind how he talked & went on that she would not stay with him but would go back to the old place. Mr. Simpson told her that if she wanted to go she could go. Mrs. Simpson threw up some woman on the north side of the ridge to Mr. Simpson, he then threw up Mark Moore & Jo D. Turner to her. She then told him that she loved Mark Moores little finger better than she did his whole body, in run of the conversation Sanford Simpson, the son of Enoch Simpson, gave Martha Simpson the boy." He then stated his relationship: my mother and N. B. Turner were brother and sister; my father and Mrs. Simpson's father were brothers. "I am well acquainted with the parties the friendship were very good between the two Turner families and the children of N. B. Turner. Aunt Martha were all ways playful in the life time of James."

     John T. Carter testified that he went with N. B. Turner to the north side of the ridge to Sanford Simpson to demand "John the ward & told Sanford that he thought as he were his guardian he had the right of selecting the place for the child to go to school at. Sanford told him that the boy should not go without the consent of his mother. Turner told Sanford he would take the boy to his mother he would go and see her about him. Sanford promised to send him back. Subsequently, Sanford stated the boy were brought there [to him] for his accommodation to go to school with his son. He further testified that the school house in is Trouts district, was very sorry and even the neighborhood is uniformed, quite dissipated, and that Sanford's children had very limited education. He stated the character of the schools is much better in N. B. Turner's neighborhood.

     Richard Bradley testified about the above incident, telling it much the same way. After Jo D. Turner had left, he stated "Mrs. Simpson appeared to be vary much hurt and said she were sorry that he had treated the boy the way he had and said that Mr. Turner always had thought a great deal of the children & especially of Jo D."

     Benjamin Johnson, age 50, testified that he had known Martha since she was born, that he was present at James Turner's death bed, but that James and his wife spoke together briefly, but he did not hear the conversation. "I think there was a coolness between James H. Turner & Thomas Buntin in consequence of a law suit about the old man Turners mill. I have been acquainted with Mr. Nelson B. Turner for some 35 to 40 years, his character stands in my estimation as far as any man. The neighborhood he lives in stands in point of morality, as far as any of my knowledge. I was told by some of Wm. Carters family that N. B. Turner was sending his children to the Dry Fork school house or some school in that neighborhood." When asked about the relationship between N. B. and James H., he said: "They visited each other frequently. There was a good intimacy between them. James H. would always advise with N. B. Turner in almost any undertaking, in buying stock on a farming matter & etc. I believe he had more confidence in N. B. Turner than any other man, and from the confidence he had in N. B. turner, I think he would preferred him to attend to his matter to that of any other man. I was at the sale of Jas. H. Turner and I think of the bids of Martha, James H. Turners wife, that she showed a deposition to purchase the property for less than its value. I asked N. B. Turner whether it was right for her to buy this property so low or not. I do not now recollect his answer. I heard N. B> turner say to Martha that she ought to bid a fair price for the property or something near worth, as she would wrong the child out of it just right in buying the property for less than its true value. . . . . The child of Jas. H. Turner has not been with his father's connection much since Martha, Jas. H. Turners wife, married Enoch Simpson. . . . I would prefer a child of mine being place in that (N. B. Turner's) neighborhood."

     Martha A Flowers, about 30, testified that her mother and Martha's father were brother and sister and that she lived near them for about fifteen months. She further reported that Mrs. Simpson frequently said that Mr. Simpson was unwilling for John to go to N. B. Turner's house which was why she was unwilling. Ms. Flowers further stated that she had heard Mr. Simpson use vulgar language and that he mortified his wife on occasion. She told the same story about Jo D. Turner, adding "Mrs. Simpson further stated that she were vary sorry that the occurrence happen that she meant no harm, and did not believe that Jo D. Turner meant any either. Mrs. Simpson further stated that she went in the woods and thought she would have stayed there until she died. She stated that the education of the child would be better served with N. B. Turner. In response to questioning by Enoch Simpson, she testified that she had heard Mrs. Simpson say that she was unwilling to give up the raising of her son to any person. As to N. B. Turner, she was afraid he would learn bad words and might be killed by riding a horse."17

     In February 1848, Enoch and Martha J. Simson by the statutes of dower, are lawfully seized of the estate in Districts #12 and #13, containing 93 acres, sold to N. B. Turner a tract containing 19.5 acres for $320. Registered 5 Apr 1848 in Sumner County, Tennessee.18

     On 29 November 1848, as a result of an Exparte Final Decree, John's guardian, Nelson B. Turner conveyed three tracts of land: 165 acres, 50 acres and 141.25 acres to him. Registered 1 Dec 1848 in Sumner County, Tennessee.19

     In February 1853, he asked to be permitted to resign his Guardianship of John A. Turner, his deceased brother's child.20

     In March 1853, he is replaced as Guardian of John A. Turner by John W. Head.20

     In December 1856, he is appointed Guardian of Almedia and M. M. Carter, minors, with John T. Carter and John S. Carr his security in bond of $20,000.20

     Nelson Bailey Turner, 68, married Mahala Gillespie on 23 August 1865 in Sumner County, Tennessee.21

     Nelson Bailey Turner left a will dated on 30 May 1874 in Sumner County, Tennessee. I Nelson B. Turner being of sound mind and disposing memory and knowing the uncertainty of life do make and publish this as my last will and testament and hereby revoke all others made by me.

     First: I direct that my executor shall first pay all my debts and funeral expenses. And he shall also have a good stone wall placed around my grave yard and shall also have suitable grave stones over myself and my children.

     Second: I give to my son Jo. D. Turner one tract of land of three hundred acres bounded south by my home place, I.M. Gillispie, west by Bledsoe Creek and by Winnie J. Harris, North by James Senter and east by James Senter and M. Gillispie. Also one tract of land of some one hundred and twenty acres on brushy Fork of Bledsoe Creek S. by J. M. Head, E. by said Head North by A. Hunter and west by the John Mc Neal lands. I also will to him all rents and profits of land that he owes me of every kind the same not to be made a charge against him.

     Third: I give to my son J. W. Turner on tract of land of some three hundred and fifty seven acres bounded by James Senter East by James Senter and W. Key North by Jonathan Durham and West by the Hannah and Woodson lands. I also will to him all rents and profits of land that he owes me of every kind, the sum not to be made a charge against him.

     Fourth: I give to my daughters Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips and Mrs. Phoebe Ann Carter to their sole and separate sue to be deposed of them by deed or will as they desire the remainder of my lands consisting of my Mutton hollow place of some two hundred acres and a tract of land of some forty acres held by grant.

     Fifth: I also give to my said two daughters Mrs. Phillips and Mrs. Carter all my personal estate of every character and description, including money notes accounts or evidences of indebtness to me and the same is give to them to their sole and separate use and benefit and not to be disposed of except as they may direct but their individual receipts to my executor will be a good voucher. I also will and direct that if my son Jo. D. Turner shall be bound to pay and security matters that he is not bound on for J. T. Carter or said Carter shall fail to pay said Jo D. a note he now holds against him then the amount heretofore willed Mrs. Carter is hereby charged with said ____ liability and my executor is directed to discharge such security matters and not out of what I have willed her.

     Sixth: I also will to my daughter Mrs. Phillips to her sole and separate use all the notes I hold against her husband D. M. Phillips and I also will to my daughter Mrs. Carter all the notes I hold against her husband, J. T. Carter to be held to her sole and separate use and benefit.

     Seventh: I will all my household and kitchen furniture to my four children Jo. D., J. W., Mrs, Carter and Mrs. Phillips to be equally divided between them.

     Eighth: I will my stock to (in?) the L. & N. R. R. Company to my grandson Jo D. Turner, Jr. and he is also to have a sorrel horse already given him.

     Ninth: Having heretofore advanced my son J. N. Turner all I desire him to have, he is to have nothing from my estate.

     Tenth: I hereby nominate and appoint Jo D. Turner as the executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have set my hand May 30, 1874.
               Nelson B. Turner
Signed in our presence and witness at the request of the testator
James O. Harris
W. N. Carter
James J. Turner.22

     Nelson Bailey Turner wrote a will codicil on 1 August 1874 in Sumner County, Tennessee. I hereby make the following codicil to my last will and testament, made and executed May 30, 1874 viz:
     If my son Jo D. Turner lives longer than his present wife then the devise to him by me of real estate is absolute and unconditional but if his said wife should survive him then I give and devise the lands heretofore devised to him for life and remainder to his children or legal representatives.
Witness my hand August 1 1874
               Nelson B. Turner
Signed and acknowledged in our presence
J. J. Turner
B. F. Allen
State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court June Term 1875.23

     Nelson Bailey Turner died on 31 May 1875 at age 78 in Sumner County,5,6 and was buried in Turner 1-55 Cemetery, Sumner County, Tennessee.
     The cemetery in which he is buried is called the Turner Cemetery and is located 2 and 3/10 miles east of Highway 31W on Clearview Road. The cemetery is about 100 feet south of the road on the former Mitchell Moore property. Buried in the same cemetery are Richard Moore 12 Nov 1890 - Jul 7 1914 and Johnetter Mitchel, daughter of Major W. & Catharine Mitchel 23 Jan 1849 - 27 Jun 1870.

     Within the Turner Cemetery, I cannot properly identify the following:
          Mary A. Turner Sidons, wife of Jas Sidons 27 Feb 1835 - 8 May 1869
          John T. Turner 14 Oct 1882 - 23 Sep 1896.5,24,25

     His estate was probated in June 1875 in Sumner County, Tennessee. State of Tennessee
Sumner County Court June Term 1875

     The last will and testament and codicil of Nelson B. Turner Dec'd was this day produced in open court for probate and was duly proven by the oath of W. N. Carter James J. Turner and B. F. Allen: subscribing witnesses thereto which is received by the court and ordered to be recorded. Jo D. Turner the Executor named in the Will appeared in open court and accepted the execution of the same thereupon said Jo D. Turner together with his securities John T. Carter, D. M. Phillips and John W. Turner appears in open court and enter into and acknowledge their bond to the state of Tennessee in the penal sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars conditioned as the law directs and said Jo. D. Turner was duly qualified.
Copy Test
Jesse Cage, Clerk.26

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1824listed next to John Turner, with one white poll and one black pollSumner County, Tennessee27
1838with 230 acres worth $3,500, taxed at $1.75, seven black polls worth $4,600 taxed at $2.30, one white pollSumner County, Tennessee28

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830with two free white males between one free white male between 20 and 30; two free white females under 5; and one free white female between 20 and 30Sumner County, Tennessee29
185053 years of age and is living near to his son, John W. (dwelling 643), and his daughter, Phoebe Carter (dwelling 644). Who is the Mary E. Turner, age 15, living with him - a daughter, or nieceGallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee30
Farmer with real estate valued at $10,00030
186063 years of age. I don't know Elizabeth Morgan, age 29, is. I am unsure of the surname of Mary A, age 83, but I believe it to be Morgan as well. The final Morgan is another female, age 60 (perhaps), with the initials N. EGallatin PO, Sumner County, Tennessee31
Farmer with real estate valued at $3,000 and personal property valued at $34,29031
187073 years of age and head of household. His name is illegible, except for the Nelson. His son-in-law, Dabney M. Phillips, and his daughter, Elizabeth, with their children are living with him. Also living with him is a Joseph, age 11, born in Tennessee who might be his child or grandchild. In addition to the above, there were the following children who, although one might think the surname was Phillips, because of their race, I'm not certain. They were: James, age 15, a mulatto; --?--, age 10, a male Black; and Dessie, age 6, a female BlackGallatin PO, Sumner County, Tennessee32
Farmer with real estate valued at $12,000 and personal property worth $2,50032

Citations

  1. [S538] Wilson, Shirley, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Will Abstracts 1788-1882 (Hendersonville: S. Wilson, 1987), page 108. . These abstracts were made by a certified genealogist.
  2. [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:DGS-004769060_00463?cc=1909088&wc=10931387 ), John Turner, 1835; citing Sumner County Wills, 1823-1842, vol. 2, images 139-140 of 384, pages 134-135, original will book page 193; accessed 6 Dec 2012. There is no index to this information as of 22 Jun 2019.
  3. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family".
  4. [S1852] Bowen, Zoie Lynne, compiler. Sumner County, Tennessee Bible Records (Signal Mountain: Mountain Press, 1997), page 21.
  5. [S536] Snyder, Margaret Cummings and Yorgason, Joan Hollis, compilers, Sumner County, Tennessee Cemetery Records (Owensboro: McDowell Publications, 1981), page 1-15.
  6. [S1852] Bowen. Sumner Co., TN Bible Recds, page 21; citing the Bible presented to Miss Ruth M. Foster, East Main Street, Gallatin, Tennessee by her grandmother Pattie Bullock Turner, published 1834.
  7. [S5745] "The History of Sumner County, Tennessee," in History of Tennessee from the earliest time to the present; together with an historical and biographical sketch of the counties of Sumner, Smith, Macon and Trousdale; besides a valuable fund of notes, reminiscences, observations, etc., etc.. (Nashville Tennessee: Goodspeed Pub. Co., 1887, reprinted by Southern Historical Press, c 1979). I.
  8. [S2217] Murray, Joyce Martin, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Abstracts: 1806-1817 (Wolfe City: Henington Publishing Company, 1989), page 118; citing Deed Book 7, page 287.
  9. [S2217] Murray. Sumner Co., TN Deeds, 1806-1817, page 110; citing Deed Book, Volume 7, Jan 1814-Apr 1817, page 190.
  10. [S416] Whitley, Edythe Rucker, compiler. Marriages of Sumner County, Tennessee 1787-1838 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1981), page 45.
  11. [S3513] North Carolina and Tennessee, Early Land Records, 1753-1931 (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com), digitized images of original records from Record Group 50 held by Tenessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tenn., entry for John and Nelson Turner, 1826, accessed 11 Sep 2019, page Middle Tennessee Land Grants, Roll 098, Book 4, page 612.
  12. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John Turner and Mildred Suddarth Family", containing "Sumner Co TN Deeds". Citing Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Book 14, page 354.
  13. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John Turner and Mildred Suddarth Family", containing "Sumner Co TN Deeds". Citing Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Book 16, page 172.
  14. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John Turner and Mildred Suddarth Family", containing "Sumner Co TN Deeds". Citing Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Book 14, page 452.
  15. [S5979] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 13-16: October 1831-October 1839 (na: MD, 2008), page 33; citing Deed Book 14, page 452.
  16. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 14; citing Deed Book 16, Dec 1837-Oct 1839, page 172.
  17. [S993] "Enoch Simpson vs. Nelson B. Turner, 1848, 1849", contributed by Marie Johnson, email at e-mail address, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/lrsimp.htm , uploaded 1999, website address verified 6 Jun 2019, citing Lawsuit #13467. TSL&A Microfilm #A-5171 Sumner County Probate Records (County or Chancery) Loose Records 13461-13692.
  18. [S5989] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 17-20: April 1840-July 1851 (n.p.: MD, 2008), page 39; citing Deed Book 20, page 426.
  19. [S5999] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Books 21-24 (n.p.: M.D., 2011), page 8; citing Deed Book 21, page 84.
  20. [S994] "Nelson B. Turner, 1853 Guardian", transcribed by Jan Johnson Barnes, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~providence/court_nelbturner_1853.htm , uploaded 2000, site verified as active 21 Jun 2019. From Microfilm #51.
  21. [S537] Stinson, Era W. and Spurlock, Elizabeth Sue, compilers. Sumner County, Tennessee Marriages, 1839-1875 (Bowling Green: E. W. Stinson; E. S. Spurlock, 1985), page 130.
  22. [S3168] "TN Probate Court Books, 1795-1927," FamilySearch, Nelson B. Turner, 1875; citing Sumner County Wills. 1870-1891. vol. 4, images 84-86 of 283, pages 115-118 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:S7WF-SNKW-Z9?i=83&wc=M6QW-23D%3A179803001%2C180205101&cc=1909088, accessed 4 Jan 2013.
  23. [S3168] "TN Probate Court Books, 1795-1927," FamilySearch, Nelson B. Turner, 1875; citing Sumner County Wills, 1870-1891, vol. 4, image 85 of 283, page 117 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:S7WF-SNKW-Z9?i=83&wc=M6QW-23D%3A179803001%2C180205101&cc=1909088, accessed 4 Jan 2013.
  24. [S5566] "Turner Cemetery, 1-55, Sumner County, Tennessee", contributed by Linda Carpenter, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~providence/burial_turner1-55.htm , uploaded 2004, website address verified 10 Jun 2019. Margaret Cummings Snider and Joan Hollis Yorgason did the initial research and compilation. The cemetery is located 2 miles south of Bethpage on Rock Springs Road; then 3/10 mile west of the road behind an old brick house. The cemetery is enclosed in an iron fence.
  25. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Nov 2018, memorial page for Nelson Bailey Turner (1797-1875) at memorial page... Maintained by Toby; citing Turner 1-55 Cemetery, Sumner County, Tennessee. This site consists of data 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.
  26. [S3168] "TN Probate Court Books, 1795-1927," FamilySearch, Nelson B. Turner, 1875; citing Sumner County Wills, 1870-1891, vol. 4, images 85-86 of 283, pages 117-118 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:S7WF-SNKW-Z9?i=83&wc=M6QW-23D%3A179803001%2C180205101&cc=1909088, accessed 4 Jan 2013.
  27. [S3514] "Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah); accessed 14 Sep 2019, entry for Nelson Turner, 1824, Sumner County, image 49 of 50; citing original data from the The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Early Tax Lists of Tennessee.
  28. [S3514] "TN Early Tax List Recds., 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, entry for N.B. Turner, 1838, Sumner County, image 35 of 53.
  29. [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:XHP4-576 ): accessed 31 Aug 2018), Nelson Turner, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing page 170, line 22, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 181; FHL microfilm 24,539.
  30. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, population schedule, Gallatin, 13th District Township, dwelling 633, family 633, Nelson B. Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  31. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, population schedule, District No. 13 Township, dwelling 551, family 551, Nelson Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  32. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, population schedule, Sheet 1, dwelling 1, family 1, Nelson [--?--] household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  33. [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:NSXX-6TB : accessed 1 Aug 2016), James Nelson Turner, 27 Oct 1918; citing Cemetery, Scottsville, Sumner, Tennessee, 341, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1,299,696.

James H. Turner1

M, #871, d. before April 1846
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn (L) Turner2 b. bt 1766 - 1771, d. b Aug 1835
MotherElizabeth Bailey3
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Martha Jane Johnson b. 6 Jul 1821, d. 26 Apr 1905
Child
Last Edited17 May 2020
     On 24 June 1818, Isaac Bledsoe, Henry Bledsoe, James Weatherral and Milly Bledsoe, Executors of Abram Bledsoe, Decd, conveyed to John Turner, for $1,610, 184 acres beginning at the southeast corner Jesse Hughes on west bank of Bledsoe's Creek in Sumner County, Tennessee.4,5

     In 1833, John Turner bought 76 acres on the east fork of Bledsoe Creek for $800. Witnesses: James H. Turner (his son) and T. P. Bledsoe in Sumner County, Tennessee.6

     On 8 February 1834, James H, Turner witnessed the deed conveyance from James W. Bledsoe to his father, John Turner at Sumner County, Tennessee.7

     On 18 May 1835, he is named in his father's will of this date.1

     James H. Turner married Martha Jane Johnson, 16, daughter of Austin Johnson and Ann Elizabeth Corley, on 5 October 1837 in Sumner County, Tennessee.8,9,10

     On 1 July 1838, James H. Turner conveyed to Nelson B. Turner 70 acres on the waters of the E. Fork of Bledsoe Creek for $2,240. Registered 16 Jul 1838 at Sumner County, Tennessee.11

     On 20 February 1841, in the Circuit Court Feb Term 1848, Martha Turner, exparte petition for division, set off to her her dower out of the real estate of James H. Turner, her dec'd husband. Land is on the waters of Bledsoe Creek, containing 60 acres. Commissioners: James Bryson, Jacob Gilespie, Peter Bryson, Francis Rogan and Isaac P. Parker. Registered 14 May 1848 in Sumner County, Tennessee.12

     On 28 December 1843, James H. Turner conveyed to Michael L. Crowell 60 acres on the waters of Brushy Fork of Bledsoe Creek for $60. Registered 11 Feb 1845 at Sumner County, Tennessee.13

     James H. Turner died intestate before April 1846.
     His brother, Nelson Bailey Turner, was confined to bed and could not be present at James deathbed, although other family members were there. Apparently, James asked for his child, but John was not brought to him. There was disagreement over whether or not James asked that his brother raise the child.

     A case in Chancery Court was brought between Enoch Simpson (Martha's husband) and Nelson B. Turner over the guardianship of John Turner which ran over a period of two years between 1848 and 1849.

     A number of depositions were taken from family members. Elizabeth Turner Buntin testified that Martha Johnson Turner Simpson wanted Nelson to have management of her son's estate and that her father should not have his hands on it. She further testified that Martha remarried only six months or so after James' death.

     Benjamin Johnson, married to Nelson and James' sister, Rebecca testified that he had known Nelson Bailey Turner for about thirty years and Mr. Simpson sone ten or twelve years. He'd known Martha Turner Simpson for about twenty-six or twenty-seven years. He testified to the friendship between Nelson and his brother, James. He did hear James call for his son as he lay dying, but when Martha turned to get the child, she was stopped by Rebecca and Elizabeth Buntin (James' sisters). He further testified that the best interest of the child would be served by Nelson B. Turner.

     James Gwin (who lived about a half mile from Enoch Simpson) testified that Simpson had said that if John (James' son) went to the Turner's (Nelson's) house, he could not "stay at his house." When asked who would do more to promote the interest of the child, he was confident of Mrs. Simpson, but "can't say as to Mr. Simpson."

     Thomas J. Flowers (married to a cousin of Mrs. Simpson) testified that he had known Enoch Simpson for some six years and Mrs. Simpson for ten or eleven years. I lives near the Simpsons and done business with him and Gwin. He stated he had seen Mr. Simpson drink more freely than was good for him and at one time he did use vulgar language. He stated he had known Nelson B. Turner for about twenty years, believes that a child could be better educated at the Turner's. He did say that he had never seen Nelson drink too much, but they had shared liquor occasionally.

     Susanna Johnson (James' and Nelson's sister) testified "We (she and her mother) stopped at Mr. Simpson & asked Aunt Martha to let John to go home with us. She said he mite go and he started with us & she called to stop & said she reckoned he had better not go & said that without Mr. Simpson were there, he mite not like it if he went & John were very anxious to go & cried when his mother told him to get out of the buggy." She further stated that she had not seen him at her father's until this week, that the distance from her father's to Nelson's place was about twelve miles, and that she had attended parties at his house where they played cards and danced.

     James Gwin testified to opposing counsel that he was well acquainted with both parties and their neighborhoods, pointing out that Mr. Turner lives about 1 mile and 3/4 from Mount Zion whereas Mr. Simpson is about three 1/2 miles. Furthermore, he had a preference for the neighborhood of that of the Turner family. In answer to the question "Please state from your acquaintance with Mr. Simpson and family is behind the times and the customs and fashions of the territory if so how far?" He replied "Some twenty or twenty five years and a considerable portion of his neighborhood and associates are also in the same condition. Mr. Simpson and myself were partners in a mill for several years." When asked if Mr. Simpson was a stubborn man in his disposition, he said that he was. However, he said he would be unpleasant, but not ungrateful, for the mother of the child for him to be removed. The child would find it unpleasant. He commented that the N.B. Turner family occupied the middle or medium ground in society, that the times are much better now than twenty to twenty-five years ago, and that Mr. Simpson's children are very limited in their education.

     William Johnson testified to an encounter between himself, Jo. D. Turner and Mr. Simpson:"Jo D. Turner and myself were at the camp meeting at the Dry Fork. Mrs. Simpson invited us to go home with her to dinner. We went sometime after dinner. Jo D. were walking the floor and had or had John in his arms. Mrs. Simpson were sitting in the room. Jo D. had on a new pair pants with buttons on from the ankles near the knees. Mrs. Simpson took hold of one of the buttons and said she would cut one off or pull it off. Jo D. took hold of her "yeore" [no idea what this means] and shuck it and turned off. Mr. Simpson came out of the piaser [pisser?] & took Jo D. by the arm & pointed to the door. Jo D. asked him what he had done. Mr. Simpson said he did not want to have any words about it but if he did not get out, he would put him out. Mrs. Simpson spoke and said Mr. Simpson we always fooled & played in Mr. Turners life time & meant no harm. Mr. Simpson said, I don't know what you come for, for you was not wanted when you were fetched. Jo D. then got his horse and left. I then left the house until Mr. Bradley & Mr. McGlothlin had left. I then returned to the house & found Mr. Simpson & his wife quarreling about the way Mr. Simpson had treated her & Jo D. I cannot remember all that was said but what I do remember, I remember that Mrs. Simpson told Mr. Simpson that if he didn't mind how he talked & went on that she would not stay with him but would go back to the old place. Mr. Simpson told her that if she wanted to go she could go. Mrs. Simpson threw up some woman on the north side of the ridge to Mr. Simpson, he then threw up Mark Moore & Jo D. Turner to her. she then told him that she loved Mark Moores little finger better than she did his whole body, in run of the conversation Sanford Simpson, the son of Enoch Simpson, gave Martha Simpson the boy." He then stated his relationship: my mother and N. B. Turner were brother and sister; my father and Mrs. Simpson's father were brothers. "I am well acquainted with the parties the friendship were very good between the two Turner families and the children of N. B. Turner. Aunt Martha were all ways playful in the life time of James."

     John T. Carter testified that he went with N. B. Turner to the north side of the ridge to Sanford Simpson to demand "John the ward & told Sanford that he thought as he were his guardian he had the right of selecting the place for the child to go to school at. Sanford told him that the boy should not go without the consent of his mother. Turner told Sanford he would take the boy to his mother he would go and see her about him. Sanford promised to send him back. Subsequently, Sanford stated the boy were brought there [to him] for his accommodation to go to school with his son. He further testified that the school house in is Trouts district, was very sorry and even the neighborhood is uniformed, quite dissipated, and that Sanford's children had very limited education. He stated the character of the schools is much better in N. B. Turner's neighborhood.

     Richard Bradley testified about the above incident, telling it much the same way. After Jo D. Turner had left, he stated "Mrs. Simpson appeared to be vary much hurt and said she were sorry that he had treated the boy the way he had and said that Mr. Turner always had thought a great deal of the children & especially of Jo D."

     Benjamin Johnson, age 50, testified that he had known Martha since she was born, that he was present at James Turner's death bed, but that James and his wife spoke together briefly, but he did not hear the conversation. "I think there was a coolness between James H. Turner & Thomas Buntin in consequence of a law suit about the old man Turners mill. I have been acquainted with Mr. Nelson B. Turner for some 35 to 40 years, his character stands in my estimation as far as any man. The neighborhood he lives in stands in point of morality, as far as any of my knowledge. I was told by some of Wm. Carters family that N. B. Turner was sending his children to the Dry Fork school house or some school in that neighborhood." When asked about the relationship between N. B. and James H., he said: "They visited each other frequently. There was a good intimacy between them. James H. would always advise with M. B. Turner in almost any undertaking, in buying stock on a farming matter & etc. I believe he had more confidence in N. B. Turner than any other man, and from the confidence he had in N. B. turner, I think he would preferred him to attend to his matter to that of any other man. I was at the sale of Jas. H. Turner and I think of the bids of Martha, James H. Turners wife, that she showed a deposition to purchase the property for less than its value. I asked N. B. Turner whether it was right for her to buy this property so low or not. I do not now recollect his answer. I heard N. B. Turner say to Martha that she ought to bid a fair price for the property or something near worth, as she would wrong the child out of it just right in buying the property for less than its true value. . . . . The child of Jas. H. Turner has not been with his father's connection much since Martha, Jas. H. Turners wife, married Enoch Simpson. . . . I would prefer a child of mine being place in that (N. B. Turner's) neighborhood."

     Martha A Flowers, about 30, testified that her mother and Martha's father were brother and sister and that she lived near them for about fifteen months. She further reported that Mrs. Simpson frequently said that Mr. Simpson was unwilling for John to go to N. B. Turner's house which was why she was unwilling. Ms. Flowers further stated that she had heard Mr. Simpson use vulgar language and that he mortified his wife on occasion. She told the same story about Jo D. Turner, adding "Mrs. Simpson further stated that she were vary sorry that the occurrence happen that she meant no harm, and did not believe that Jo D. Turner meant any either. Mrs. Simpson further stated that she went in the woods and thought she would have stayed there until she died. She stated that the education of the child would be better served with N. B. Turner. In response to questioning by Enoch Simpson, she testified that she had heard Mrs. Simpson say that she was unwilling to give up the raising of her son to any person. As to N. B. Turner, she was afraid he would learn bad words and might be killed by riding a horse.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 3 Feb 2019.8

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1823with 80 acresSumner County, Tennessee14
1824with 80 acres on R. C., one white poll and one black pollSumner County, Tennessee15
1838with 88 3/4 acres, two slaves valued at $1,400 taxed as $.70 and one white poll. Under his name is Guardian (perhaps of James) with 200 acres valued at $1,107, taxed $.55 and one white pollSumner County, Tennessee16

Citations

  1. [S538] Wilson, Shirley, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Will Abstracts 1788-1882 (Hendersonville: S. Wilson, 1987), page 108. . These abstracts were made by a certified genealogist.
  2. [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-B2FX?mode=g&i=139&wc=M6QW-VNP%3A179803001%2C180194801&cc=1909088 ), John Turner, 1835; citing Sumner County Wills, 1823-1842, vol. 2, images 139-140 of 384, pages 134-135, original will book page 193; accessed 6 Dec 2012. There is no index to this information as of 22 Jun 2019.
  3. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family".
  4. [S2217] Murray, Joyce Martin, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Abstracts: 1806-1817 (Wolfe City: Henington Publishing Company, 1989), page 118; citing Deed Book 7, page 287.
  5. [S2217] Murray. Sumner Co., TN Deeds, 1806-1817, page 110; citing Deed Book, Volume 7, Jan 1814-Apr 1817, page 190.
  6. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John Turner and Mildred Suddarth Family", containing "Sumner DC TN Deed Books"". Citing Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Book 14, page 76.
  7. [S5979] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 13-16: October 1831-October 1839 (na: MD, 2008), page 6; citing Deed Book 14, Jan 1834-Feb 1836, page 76.
  8. [S993] "Enoch Simpson vs. Nelson B. Turner, 1848, 1849", contributed by Marie Johnson, email at e-mail address, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/lrsimp.htm , uploaded 1999, website address verified 6 Jun 2019, citing Lawsuit #13467. TSL&A Microfilm #A-5171 Sumner County Probate Records (County or Chancery) Loose Records 13461-13692.
  9. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 17 Jul 2014, memorial page for Martha Jane Johnson Simpson (1821-1905), says marriage occurred 5 Oct 1837 in Sumner County, Tennessee at memorial page..., photograph of grave by OBXr, maintained by Rock Talker; citing Simpson Cemetery, Bethpage, Sumner County, Tennessee. This site consists of data 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.
  10. [S2180] "Sumner County Marriage Records, Selected Marrages from 1791-1925", contributed by Sherry Wilson, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~we3sumneritesjblcsf/marrndx.htm , uploaded 1998-2005, accessed 31 Jul 2016, site verified as active 10 Jun 2019, I-Johnsno selection, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~we3sumneritesjblcsf/mrg_i-johnson.htm
  11. [S5979] Denning. Sumner Co, TN Deed Bks. 13-16, 1831-1839, page 14; citing Deed Book 16, Dec 1837-Oct 1839, page 172.
  12. [S5989] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 17-20: April 1840-July 1851 (n.p.: MD, 2008), page 36; citing Deed Book 20, page 399.
  13. [S5989] Denning. Sumner Co., TN Deed Bks. 17-20, page 20; citing Deed Book 19, page 253.
  14. [S3514] "Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah); accessed 11 Sep 2019, entry for James Turner, 1823, Sumner County, image 3 of 4; citing original data from the The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Early Tax Lists of Tennessee.
  15. [S3514] "TN Early Tax List Recds., 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, entry for James Turner, 1824, Sumner County, image 5 of 50.
  16. [S3514] "TN Early Tax List Recds., 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, entry for James H Turner, 1838, Sumner County,.

Francis Turner1

F, #872, b. between 1800 and 1810, d. before 1850
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn (L) Turner2 b. bt 1766 - 1771, d. b Aug 1835
MotherElizabeth Bailey3
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Richard Collins Johnson b. 19 Nov 1789, d. 10 Sep 1881
Children
Last Edited20 Sep 2019
     Francis Turner was born between 1800 and 1810, daughter of John (L) Turner and Elizabeth Bailey.4

     Francis Turner married Richard Collins Johnson, son of Richard Johnson and Lucy Hunter. I cannot find a marriage record anyplace as of 17 Aug 2016.5

     On 18 May 1835, she is named Francis Johnston in her father's will of this date.1

     Francis Johnson died before 1850.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 20 Sep 2019.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820as the free white female between the ages of 26 and 45Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee6
1830presumably as the free white female of 20 and under 30 years of age because she can't be the women of 60 and under 70Sumner County, Tennessee4

Citations

  1. [S538] Wilson, Shirley, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Will Abstracts 1788-1882 (Hendersonville: S. Wilson, 1987), page 108. . These abstracts were made by a certified genealogist.
  2. [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-B2FX?mode=g&i=139&wc=M6QW-VNP%3A179803001%2C180194801&cc=1909088 ), John Turner, 1835; citing Sumner County Wills, 1823-1842, vol. 2, images 139-140 of 384, pages 134-135, original will book page 193; accessed 6 Dec 2012. There is no index to this information as of 22 Jun 2019.
  3. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family".
  4. [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:XHP4-5YY ): accessed 28 Jul 2016), Richard Johnson, 1830, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing 192, line 20, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington, D.C.: The National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 24,539.
  5. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing "Descendants of Richard Johnson and Lucy Hunter", Erick D. Montgomery, 2006, page 3 of 6, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~providence/scr_richardjohnson.htm (downloaded 16 Sep 2012).
  6. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:unknown cd3 ): accessed 16 Jul 2016), Richard C Johnson, 1820, Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing page 311, line 4|, NARA microfilm publication M33 (Washington, D. C.: The National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 193,686|XHLT-47D.

Sally Turner1

F, #873
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn (L) Turner2 b. bt 1766 - 1771, d. b Aug 1835
MotherElizabeth Bailey3
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 2

Isaac Bledsoe
Last Edited4 Oct 2019
     Sally Turner and Thomas W. Hanna obtained a marriage bond on 8 March 1823 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with James B. Hannah as bondsman.2,4

     Mrs. Richardson says she was named Sally Harris in her father''s will of 18 May 1835. However, that is not what the will said. I suspect the abstractor was reading a poor copy of the will and misread the surname.1

     Some Turners of Virginia says she married a Hamner who died in 1835, but provides no documentation.5

     On 18 May 1835, she is named "Sally Hanner, a widow" in her father's will of this date."2

     Sally Hanna married Isaac Bledsoe on 23 November 1836 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with N. B. Turner (her brother) as bondsman and John Wiseman officiating.6,7

     On 21 February 1837, Isaac and Sarah Bledsoe conveyed to William W. Hanna, John A. Hanna, Julia Ann Hanna and Mary J. Hanna 82.5 acres on Bledsoe Creek bequeathed by John Turner, dec'd. These are the children of the said Sarah. Registered 21 Feb 1837 at Sumner County, Tennessee.8

     It is possible I have found her in the 1850 census as Sally Bledsoe, age 40, born in Tennessee living in the household of Garret Robertson, age 55, Blacksmith and his presumed wife, Martha, age 48 and their presumed daughter, Missouri, age 19, living in Gibson County, Tennessee.9

Citations

  1. [S538] Wilson, Shirley, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Will Abstracts 1788-1882 (Hendersonville: S. Wilson, 1987), page 108. . These abstracts were made by a certified genealogist.
  2. [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-B2FX?mode=g&i=139&wc=M6QW-VNP%3A179803001%2C180194801&cc=1909088 ), John Turner, 1835; citing Sumner County Wills, 1823-1842, vol. 2, images 139-140 of 384, pages 134-135, original will book page 193; accessed 6 Dec 2012. There is no index to this information as of 22 Jun 2019.
  3. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family".
  4. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing "The Ancestry of Austin W. Spencer", page 10a, online at http://www.rootedancestry.com/Hanner.pdf; in particular Sumner County, Tennessee, Marriage Bond.
  5. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 9 . 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.
  6. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing "The Ancestry of Austin W. Spencer", page 10a, online at http://www.rootedancestry.com/Hanner.pdf; in particular Sumner County, Tennessee, Loose R ecords, Estate #844, frame 101.
  7. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, (Provo, Utah) accessed 21 Sep 2019, entry for Isaac Bledsoe and Sally W Hanner, Sumner County, 1836, image 212 of 236; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Original data: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.
  8. [S5979] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 13-16: October 1831-October 1839 (na: MD, 2008), page 22; citing Deed Book 15, page 249.
  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:MCDD-JMX ): accessed 20 Sep 2019), Sally Bledson, Gibson county, Gibson, Tennessee, United States; citing dwelling 366 , NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). FHL micorfilm 444,834. I read her surname as Bledsoe, not Bledson.

Rebecca Turner1

F, #874, b. 27 December 1795, d. 5 August 1847
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn (L) Turner2 b. bt 1766 - 1771, d. b Aug 1835
MotherElizabeth Bailey3
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Benjamin J. Johnson b. c 1795, d. 20 May 1867
Children
Last Edited21 Sep 2019
     Rebecca Turner was born on 27 December 1795, daughter of John (L) Turner and Elizabeth Bailey, in Amherst County, Virginia.4,3

     Rebecca Turner married Benjamin J. Johnson, son of Richard Johnson and Lucy Hunter, between 1815 and 1817. I cannot find a marriage record in Tennessee, North Carolina or Virginia as of 13 Aug 2016.

     According to the Johnson genealogy report, they had eight children.1,5

     On 18 May 1835, she is named Rebecca Johnston in her father's will of this date.1

     Rebecca Johnson died on 5 August 1847 at age 514,3 and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Portland, Sumner County, Tennessee.4

     Between 1848 and 1849, a Chancery Court case was brought between Enoch Simpson (Martha's husband) and Nelson B. Turner (Rebecca's brother) over the guardianship of John Turner, Nelson's nephew, which ran over a period of two years.

     A number of depositions were taken from family members. Elizabeth Turner Buntin testified that Martha Johnson Turner Simpson wanted Nelson to have management of her son's estate and that her father should not have his hands on it. She further testified that Martha remarried only six months or so after James' death.

Benjamin Johnson, married to Nelson and James' sister, Rebecca testified that he had known Nelson Bailey Turner for about thirty years and Mr. Simpson some ten or twelve years. He'd known Martha Turner Simpson for about twenty-six or twenty-seven years. He testified to the friendship between Nelson and his brother, James. He did hear James call for his son as he lay dying, but when Martha turned to get the child, she was stopped by Rebecca and Elizabeth Buntin (his sisters). He further testified that the best interest of the child would be served by Nelson B. Turner.

     Benjamin Johnson, age 50, testified that he had known Martha since she was born, that he was present at James Turner's death bed, but that James and his wife spoke together briefly, but he did not hear the conversation. "I think there was a coolness between James H. Turner & Thomas Buntin in consequence of a law suit about the old man Turners mill. I have been acquainted with Mr. Nelson B. Turner for some 35 to 40 years, his character stands in my estimation as far as any man. The neighborhood he lives in stands in point of morality, as far as any of my knowledge. I was told by some of Wm. Carters family that N. B. Turner was sending his children to the Dry Fork school house or some school in that neighborhood." When asked about the relationship between N. B. and James H., he said: "They visited each other frequently. There was a good intimacy between them. James H. would always advise with N. B. Turner in almost any undertaking, in buying stock on a farming matter & etc. I believe he had more confidence in N. B. Turner than any other man, and from the confidence he had in N. B. turner, I think he would preferred him to attend to his matter to that of any other man. I was at the sale of Jas. H. Turner and I think of the bids of Martha, James H. Turners wife, that she showed a deposition to purchase the property for less than its value. I asked N. B. Turner whether it was right for her to buy this property so low or not. I do not now recollect his answer. I heard N. B> turner say to Martha that she ought to bid a fair price for the property or something near worth, as she would wrong the child out of it just right in buying the property for less than its true value. . . . . The child of Jas. H. Turner has not been with his father's connection much since Martha, Jas. H. Turners wife, married Enoch Simpson. . . . I would prefer a child of mine being place in that (N. B. Turner's) neighborhood."6

Citations

  1. [S538] Wilson, Shirley, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Will Abstracts 1788-1882 (Hendersonville: S. Wilson, 1987), page 108. . These abstracts were made by a certified genealogist.
  2. [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-B2FX?mode=g&i=139&wc=M6QW-VNP%3A179803001%2C180194801&cc=1909088 ), John Turner, 1835; citing Sumner County Wills, 1823-1842, vol. 2, images 139-140 of 384, pages 134-135, original will book page 193; accessed 6 Dec 2012. There is no index to this information as of 22 Jun 2019.
  3. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing "Descendants of Benjamin J. Johnson",, submitted by Jan J. Barnes, 2006, page 1 of 15, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~providence/scr_benjaminjohnson.htm (downloaded 13 Sep 2012).
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 2 Aug 2016, memorial page for Rebecca Turner Johnson (1795-1847) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Stacy Humphres, maintained by Danny Richard; citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Portland, Sumner County, Tennessee. This site consists of data 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. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing "Descendants of Benjamin J. Johnson", submitted by Jan J. Barnes, 2006, page 1 of 15, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~providence/scr_benjaminjohnson.htm (downloaded 13 Sep 2012).
  6. [S993] "Enoch Simpson vs. Nelson B. Turner, 1848, 1849", contributed by Marie Johnson, email at e-mail address, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/lrsimp.htm , uploaded 1999, website address verified 6 Jun 2019, citing Lawsuit #13467. TSL&A Microfilm #A-5171 Sumner County Probate Records (County or Chancery) Loose Records 13461-13692.
  7. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing "Descendants of Benjamin J. Johnson", submitted by Jan J. Barnes, 2006, page 2 of 15, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~providence/scr_benjaminjohnson.htm (downloaded 13 Sep 2012).
  8. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing "Descendants of Benjamin J. Johnson", submitted by Jan J. Barnes, 2006, page 5 of 15, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~providence/scr_benjaminjohnson.htm (downloaded 13 Sep 2012).
  9. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing "Descendants of Benjamin J. Johnson", submitted by Jan J. Barnes, 2006, pages 7 of 15, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~providence/scr_benjaminjohnson.htm (downloaded 13 Sep 2012).
  10. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing "Descendants of Benjamin J. Johnson", submitted by Jan J. Barnes, 2006, page 8 of 15, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~providence/scr_benjaminjohnson.htm (downloaded 13 Sep 2012).
  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:M8TR-CR2 ): accessed 2 Aug 2016), Benjamin Johnson, 1860, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing page 66, household 458, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,275.
  12. [S5956] Turner. Email, dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing "Descendants of Benjamin J. Johnson", submitted by Jan J. Barnes, 2006, page 11 of 15, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~providence/scr_benjaminjohnson.htm (downloaded 13 Sep 2012).

Elizabeth Turner1

F, #875, b. 29 December 1798, d. 25 December 1871
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn (L) Turner2 b. bt 1766 - 1771, d. b Aug 1835
MotherElizabeth Bailey3
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Thomas B. Buntin b. 20 Mar 1799, d. 30 Jan 1865
Children
Last Edited18 Oct 2019
     Elizabeth Turner was born on 29 December 1798, daughter of John (L) Turner and Elizabeth Bailey, in North Carolina.4,5,6

     Elizabeth Turner, 20, married Thomas B. Buntin, 20, son of William Buntin and Mary Cowan, on 27 April 1819 in Sumner County, Tennessee. No amount of research has turned up a Barten husband (as mentioned in the will) and given the way names were spelled at this time, I think this is probably the correct marriage.1,7

     On 18 May 1835, she is named Elizabeth Barten in her father's will of this date. In a Sumner County, Tennessee Chancery Court proceeding, she is named Elizabeth Buntin.1,8

     Between 1848 and 1849, a Chancery Court case was brought between Enoch Simpson (Martha's husband) and Nelson B. Turner over the guardianship of John Turner, Nelson's nephew, which ran over a period of two years.

     A number of depositions were taken from family members. Elizabeth Turner Buntin testified that Martha Johnson Turner Simpson wanted Nelson to have management of her son's estate and that her father should not have his hands on it. She further testified that Martha remarried only six months or so after James' death.

     on 6 April 1849, she testified on her brother's behalf in a Chancery Court over the schooling of John A. Turner, son of James H. Turner, Elizabeth's brother. She was said to be about 50 years of age.8

     Elizabeth Bunton died on 25 December 1871 at age 726 and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Portland, Sumner County, Tennessee.6

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820presumably as the free white female 16 through 25Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee9
1830presumably as the free white female between 30 and 40Sumner County, Tennessee10
185052 years of ageSumner County, Tennessee4
186060 years of age19th District, Sumner County, Tennessee11

Citations

  1. [S538] Wilson, Shirley, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Will Abstracts 1788-1882 (Hendersonville: S. Wilson, 1987), page 108. . These abstracts were made by a certified genealogist.
  2. [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-B2FX?mode=g&i=139&wc=M6QW-VNP%3A179803001%2C180194801&cc=1909088 ), John Turner, 1835; citing Sumner County Wills, 1823-1842, vol. 2, images 139-140 of 384, pages 134-135, original will book page 193; accessed 6 Dec 2012. There is no index to this information as of 22 Jun 2019.
  3. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family".
  4. [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:MC69-TLT ): accessed 13 Jul 2016), Thomas Bunton household, 1850, Sumner county, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing no page number, family 99, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 444,853.
  5. [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:M8TR-XBR ): accessed 7 Jul 2016), Thomas Bunton, 1860, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing page 190, household 1342, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); says she was born in Virginia; FHL microfillm 805,275.
  6. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 16 Jul 2016, memorial page for Elizabeth "Betsy" Turner Buntin (1798-1871) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Stacy Humphres, maintained by Danny Richards; citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Portland, Sumner County, Tennessee. This site consists of data 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.
  7. [S2031] "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNCQ-4MB : accessed 14 Sep 2013), Thomas Bunton and Betsey Turner, 27 Apr 1819; from "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing p. 86, Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.
  8. [S993] "Enoch Simpson vs. Nelson B. Turner, 1848, 1849", contributed by Marie Johnson, email at e-mail address, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/lrsimp.htm , uploaded 1999, website address verified 6 Jun 2019, citing Lawsuit #13467. TSL&A Microfilm #A-5171 Sumner County Probate Records (County or Chancery) Loose Records 13461-13692.
  9. [S3850] 1820 United States Federal Census, Tho Bunton, 1820, Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee; citing page 274, line 38, image 8 of 52, unknown cd5 18 Oct 2019 household; digital image, Ancestry.com (access through subscription); citing National Archives microfilm M33.
  10. [S5986] "1830 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, (Provo, Utah) accessed 18 Oct 2019, entry for Thomas Bunton, 1830, Sumner, Tennessee; citing page 161, line 6, FHL Microfilm 24,539, image 57 of 164; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  11. [S5507] "1860 US Census," Thomas Bunton, 1860, Sumner, Tennessee, United States, citing page 190, household 1342, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,275, accessed 7 Jul 2016 at ( www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:M8TR-XBR ).
  12. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for James C. Buntin (1829-1835) at memorial page....
  13. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Adelia Allison Buntin Thompson (1832-1893) at memorial page....
  14. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Adelaid E. Buntin (1835-1844) at memorial page....