Henry Whitlow Steptoe1,2

M, #5471, b. circa 1857, d. 14 February 1884

Family

Lena Lee Turner b. 11 Sep 1860, d. 22 Jun 1929
Last Edited21 Apr 2021
     Henry Whitlow Steptoe was born circa 1857 in Virginia.3

     Henry married Lena Lee Turner, 22, daughter of Thomas Turner and Ann Elizabeth Knight, on 21 December 1882 in Brown County, Texas.4

     Henry Whitlow Steptoe died intestate on 14 February 1884 in Mitchell County, Texas.5

     On 27 July 1884, their only child, Henry Whitlow Steptoe Jr. was born.5

     Henry Sr.'s estate was probated on 17 November 1884 in Mitchell County, Texas.6

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18603 years of age and living in the household of his presumed father, Jno. A. Steptoe, age 33, physician with with real estate valued at $1,200 and personal property worth $2000Southern Revenue District, Bedford County, Virginia7
187012 years of age and living in the household of Josiah Whitlow, age 60, and Lucy Ann Whitlow, age 52Forest Township, Bedford County, Virginia8
188023 years of ageJustice Precinct 1, Brown County, Texas3
Grain Dealer3

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 19 Jan 2021, memorial page for Lena Lee Turner Steptoe (1860-1929) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Anna S, maintained by Pat McKenzie; citing Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.
  2. [S5560] "All Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2015, Delayed Birth Records, 1721-1911," index and images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 Jan 2021, entry for Henry Whitlow Steptoe and Lena Lee Turner on the delayed birth certificate of their son, Henry Whitlow Steptoe, Cert. No. 1358, image 17 of 307; citing original data from the unknown agency.
  3. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 22 of 42 ), entry for H. W. Steptoe, 1880, Brown, Texas; citing roll 1292, page 375B, family 219, accessed 19 Jan 2021.
  4. [S6120] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1817-1965," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 19 Jan 2021, entry for H W Steptoe and Lena L Turner, 1882, Brown County, FHL microfilm 1,533,474.
  5. [S5714] "Texas, Wills and Probate Records, 1833-1974," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 19 Jun 2021, entry for Henry W Steptoe, 1884, Mitchell County, Case No. 19, Probate S, Case File No 0007, 1887, image 76 of 680.
  6. [S5714] "TX, Wills & Probate Recds., 1833-1974," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Henry W Steptoe, 1884, Mitchell County, Case No. 19, Probate S, Case File No 0007, 1887, images 75-99 of 680.
  7. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 19 Jan 2021), H W Steptoe in the household of Jno R Steptoe, 1860; citing page 645, family 1390, FHL microfilm 805,335.
  8. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 19 Jan 2021, entry for Henry W. Steptoe in the household of Josiah Whitlow, 1870, Forest, Bedford, Virginia; citing roll M593_1635, page 157A, family 383, FHL microfilm 553,134, image 53 of 71; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

James S. Turner1

M, #5472, b. before 1775, d. before 13 July 1833
RelationshipGrandson of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn Turner2,3 b. bt 1740 - 1750, d. b Apr 1832
MotherMildred Suddarth3 d. 1807
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Nancy Goodrum b. b 1775
Children
Last Edited7 Apr 2021
     James S. Turner was born before 1775, son of John Turner and Mildred Suddarth, in Amherst County, Virginia.4

     James and Nancy Goodrum obtained a marriage bond on 11 February 1803 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with John Goodrum as bondsman.5

     On 10 September 1803, he witnessed a deed between his father and his brother-in-law, Moses Tinsley, in which Moses purchased 164 acres of land from his father at Sumner County, Tennessee.6

     On 19 March 1805, John Goodrum (James' father-in-law) conveyed to James Turner 100 acres of his property near Rocky Creek for $600. There were no witnesses. at Sumner County, Tennessee.7,8

     In 1821, could this be one of the two James Turners on the Tax List? One has 80 acres on Rocky Creek with one free poll and three black polls. The other has 690 acres with no designation and three free polls and six black polls in Sumner County, Tennessee.9

     In 1822, could this be one of the two James Turners on the Tax List? One has 80 acres on R Creek. The other has unreadable acres with no designation in Sumner County, Tennessee.10

     On 24 August 1827, John Turner, in his will of this date, says:
     Be it remembered that I John Turner of the county of Shelby & State of Tennessee being weak of body but of sound and perfect mind & memory, blessed by Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner & form following to wit.

     I give & Bequeath to my wife Elizabeth one negro woman named nance with her son called Sam, also I give to her all my household furniture except such part of it as my son William S. Turner has in his possession which (sic) which I give to Isaac H. Turner, William R. Turner, Carolina (I believe this should be Calvin) S. Turner & Samuel Turner, children of William S. Turner.

     I bequeath to my wife one horse & two cows & calves.

     I give to my children Sally Caffey, Terisha Turner, Polly Read, James Turner & William S. Turner the sum of one dollar & no more.

     Likewise to the children of my deceased daughter, Betsy Tinsley. I give one dollar equally divided between them.

     The sum of seven hundred dollars due me by James Eidson & John Spain, I give and bequeath to my wife together will all other demand which I may have after my just debts are paid.

     And I appoint my wife Elizabeth & Kader Harrell commissioners to execute the above.

     I hereby revoke all former wills which I have made.

     In testimony whereof I have affixed my seal this 24th day of August 1827.
At the request of John Turner we have               John Turner (seal)
affixed our names as witness of the above
Charles H. Stone
James R. Harrell
Jacob F. Eilett (sic - Elliott?) In Shelby County, Tennessee.11

     In 1830, John G. Turner bought from Dudley Adams 5 acres on Rocky Creek for $40. Witnesses: James Turner (his father) and Umbleton Gregory in Sumner County, Tennessee.12

     James and Nancy had five children, four girls and one boy. However, I can only verify one son and two daughters as of 7 Apr 2021.13

     In 1832, James and wife, Nancy Turner, sold to John G. Turner (his son) 118 acres for $500. Witnesses: Jacob Lawson and George Smith at Sumner County, Tennessee.14

     According to the Texas General Land Office, James was No. 118 with First Class Headright of 1 League and 1 Labor (4,605 acres usually) in Brazoria County. There is no indication on exactly when he received his headright, but this information comes from the Traveling Commissioners in January 1840. Isaac T. Tinsley is shown as Administrator.15

     James S. Turner died before 13 July 1833 in Brazoria County, Texas, on which day, Case No. 547 was filed. Previously, I'd been told he died in 1835, but that's obviously incorrect. In the Clerk's Reports of the Board of Land Commissioners of Brazoria County, Texas, Certificate 118 was listed for James Turner, decd. for a League and a Labor of land, stating he arrived prior to May 2, 1835 and was married.16 Isaac T. Tinsley was issued the certificate as Administrator.

     In File No. 547 of Estate Records,1833-1850. 35 papers in 1 container. Notice of probate, letters testamentary, inventories, claims, receipts, and notices of final settlement.17

     The index to the probate minutes shows a series of numbers: A-14, 39, 84, 96; E-114, 114, 139, 295; F-3, 14 and Will Rec. A-335. Also besides showing Isaac T. Tinsley as Administrator, there is a Power of Attorney Geo. H. Smith and Jno. O. [or Q.] Turner to Jacob Larson. Jno O. [or Q.] Turner, Wm. Littlefield
A-115, Jno H. Beale Curatar
Power of Attorney Martha Ann Mills to Jacob Lawson.18

     It should be noted that there was a cholera epidemic raging in Brazoria in 1833-34.19,20,21,3

     On 16 October 1873, Louisa B. Turner Locke wrote a letter to the historian Lyman S. Draper from Hartsville, Trousdale County, Tennessee, in which she provided detailed information about her father (James Turner), grandparents (John Turner and Millie Suddarth), aunts (Sally Caffrey, Mary Read, and Elizabeth Tinsley), uncles (Terisha Turner, William Turner), and sister (Mary A. Tinsley). She also states that Samuel S. Turner was the son of her uncle Terisha Turner. She even comments on "old Aunt Lyon" who died in Carthage, Tennessee at a very old age. I am unsure exactly who this old aunt is.3

     On 20 October 1873, Samuel S. Turner wrote another letter on this date to historian Lyman S. Draper in which he names his grandfather John Turner, his father Terisha Turner and his uncle James Turner. He mentions James' daughter Louisa B. Locke who lived in Hartsville, Tennessee. He also mentions his older brother Sumpter Turner and Sumpter's son, Thomas Sumpter Turner who then lived in Virginia.22

     On 2 December 1873, Mary Ann Tinsley wrote a letter to Lyman S. Draper on this date in which she references her sister, Louisa B. Locke, and a deceased brother, John G. Turner who resided in Sumner County, Tennessee. She states her grandmother was Milley Suddarth who married John Turner in Albemarle County, Virginia and later moved to Sumner County. Mary thinks Milley died there in 1809 or 1810. Mary also mentions Milley's sister, Agnes Suddarth, who married Francis Weathered and moved to Sumner County. She states that her own father was James S. Turner and that his sister Elizabeth married Moses Tinsley. Mary then states she married Isaac T. Tinsley, son of Elizabeth and Moses Tinsley (making Isaac her first cousin). Finally, she mentions her cousin Sumpter Turner who lived in New Orleans.23

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1817with 100 acres on Rocky CreekSumner County, Tennessee24
1818100 acres on Rock CreekSumner County, Tennessee25
1820with 80 acres on Rock CreekSumner County, Tennessee26

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820on a page with several Stovalls and a John Turner immediately adjacent to him; if this is the right James, his household consisted of: one free white male between 10 and 16; one free white male between 16 and 18; four free white males between 18 and 26; one free white male 45 and older (presumably himself); one free white female between 10 and 16; and, one free white female 45 or older. Five people were engaged in agriculture. The following slaves were enumerated: four males under 26; one male betweeen 26 and 45; two females under 14; one female between 14 and 26; and, one female between 26 and 45 - a total of nine.Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee4

Citations

  1. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 12 Oct 2000.
  2. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  3. [S1106] The Thomas Sumter Papers of the Draper Manuscript Collection; 973D, Series VV, 1-21. (Utica, Kentucky: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1986), accessed 30 Jan 2021, vol. 8, pages 359-360.
  4. [S59] "1820 United States Federal Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, Roll 124, page 203, line 27, James Turner Sen. 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.
  5. [S416] Whitley, Edythe Rucker, compiler. Marriages of Sumner County, Tennessee 1787-1838 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1981), page 30.
  6. [S2216] Murray, Joyce Martin, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Abstracts: 1793-1805 (Wolfe City: Henington Publishing Company, 1988), page 117; original on page 403, Deed Book, Volume 3, Apr 1800-Oct 1805.
  7. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John Turner and Mildred Suddarth Family", containing "Analysis of the Genealogical Family of John Turner - (Son of Terisha Turner)". Citing Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Book 3, page 537.
  8. [S2216] Murray. Sumner Co., TN Deeds, 1793-1805, page 129; citing Deed Book 3, page 537.
  9. [S5967] "Record of the Taxable Property in Sumner County for the year 1821", contributed by Diane Payne, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/t1821tuv.htm , uploaded Nov 2002, website address verified 30 Aug 2019.
  10. [S5968] "Record of the Taxable Property in Sumner County for the year 1822", contributed by Diane Payne, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/t1822rst.htm , uploaded 2003, website address verified 30 Aug 2019.
  11. [S5964] "Tennessee, Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Sep 2019, entry for John Turner, 1832, Shelby County Will Record I-C, Jan 1830-May 1847, page 36, image 44 of 864; citing original data from the Tennessee County District and Probate Courts.
  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 12, page 398.
  13. [S254] Chesney. Email, dated 12 Oct 2000, reporting on her direct line of the family.
  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 13, page 486.
  15. [S2190] Ericson, Carolyn R. and Ingmire, Frances T. First Settlers of the Republic: Headright Land Grants Which Were Reported As Genuine And Legal By The Traveling Commissioners January 1840, I (n.s.: Ericson and Ingmire, originally published by Cruger & Wing, Printers, 1841), page 62.
  16. [S816] White, Gifford, editor. First Settlers of Brazoria County, Texas (Austin, Texas: from the Originals in The General Land Office of Texas, 1986), page 10.
  17. [S1324] Historical Records Survey, W. P. A.. Inventory of the Colonial Archives of Texas 1821-1837 - No. 3 Municipality of Brazoria 1832-1837 (San Antonio, Texas: Historical Records Survey, June 1937), page 32.
  18. [S1346] Brazoria County, Texas Index to Probate Minutes, 1826-1916, FHL Film 1,007,893, James S. Turner entry Microfilm of original records in the Brazoria County Courthouse, Angleton, Texas.
  19. [S345] The University of Texas. Index to Probate Cases of Brazoria County, Texas (San Antonio, Texas: The University of Texas, 1942).
  20. [S1346] Index to Probate Minutes, 1826-1916, FHL Film 1,007,893.
  21. [S1440] Hogan, William Ransom. The Texas Republic: A Social and Economic History (Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1946), pages 228, 229.
  22. [S1106] The Sumter Papers (Draper); accessed 30 Jan 2021, vol. 8, pages 357-358.
  23. [S1106] The Sumter Papers (Draper); accessed 30 Jan 2021, vol. 18, pages 270-271.
  24. [S5965] "Record of the Taxable Property, 1817: T-U-V", contributed by Diane Payne, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/1817tuv.htm , uploaded 2002, website address verified 30 Aug 2019.
  25. [S6335] Carpenter, Linda and Keen, E. James, compilers. "Record of the Taxable Property and Polls in Sumner County for the Year 1818" compiled 1997. Data from Sumner County Archives, Sumner County Tax Book 1816-1822, Microfilm reel #332.
  26. [S988] "Record of Taxable Property and Polls in Sumner County, 1820 -T's", contributed by Linda Carpenter, E. James Keen and Phoebe Trammel, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~providence/tax1820t.htm , uploaded 1997, website address verified 10 Jun 2019.

Mary Ann Turner1,2

F, #5473, b. circa 1777, d. before 4 August 1854
RelationshipGranddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn Turner3,4,5 b. bt 1740 - 1750, d. b Apr 1832
MotherMildred Suddarth5 d. 1807
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

William Read b. c 1766, d. b 1854
Children
Last Edited22 May 2021
     
Who Did William Read Really Marry?

     An undocumented history states unequivocally that William Read married Mary (Polly) Bledsoe, daughter of Colonel Isaac Bledsoe.6 There is an application from a descendant of Francis Boyd Read for the Sons of the American Revolution based on this history which is incorrect.

     Not only do we have a marriage record between William Read and Mary Ann (Polly) Turner, we have a deed from John Turner, Mary's father, to his son-in-law William Read. Finally, we have the will of William Read in which he names his daughter Polly Read. This should set the record straight as to exactly whom William Read married - Mary Ann Turner, sometimes known as Polly.7,8,9
     Mary Ann Turner was born circa 1777, daughter of John Turner and Mildred Suddarth, in Virginia.10 She was also known as Polly.

     Mary Ann and William Read obtained a marriage bond on 11 February 1803 in Sumner County, Tennessee.7,4

     Mary Ann Turner married William Read on 3 April 1803 in Sumner County, Tennessee.3,11

     On 24 August 1827, John Turner, in his will of this date, says:
     Be it remembered that I John Turner of the county of Shelby & State of Tennessee being weak of body but of sound and perfect mind & memory, blessed by Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner & form following to wit.

     I give & Bequeath to my wife Elizabeth one negro woman named nance with her son called Sam, also I give to her all my household furniture except such part of it as my son William S. Turner has in his possession which (sic) which I give to Isaac H. Turner, William R. Turner, Carolina (I believe this should be Calvin) S. Turner & Samuel Turner, children of William S. Turner.

     I bequeath to my wife one horse & two cows & calves.

     I give to my children Sally Caffey, Terisha Turner, Polly Read, James Turner & William S. Turner the sum of one dollar & no more.

     Likewise to the children of my deceased daughter, Betsy Tinsley. I give one dollar equally divided between them.

     The sum of seven hundred dollars due me by James Eidson & John Spain, I give and bequeath to my wife together will all other demand which I may have after my just debts are paid.

     And I appoint my wife Elizabeth & Kader Harrell commissioners to execute the above.

     I hereby revoke all former wills which I have made.

     In testimony whereof I have affixed my seal this 24th day of August 1827.
At the request of John Turner we have               John Turner (seal)
affixed our names as witness of the above
Charles H. Stone
James R. Harrell
Jacob F. Eilett (sic - Elliott?) In Shelby County, Tennessee.9

     On 3 February 1849, William Read, in his will of this date, names his wife Polly Read; son Boyd Read; daughter Cornelia Duffy intermarried with Michael Duffy; son William Read; daughter Martha Rogan, wife of Francis Rogan; grandchildren Johel(?) and Henry Rickmon; Catharine Rickmon; granddaughter Tericia Read, child of the late Gen ? Read; Malvina Averett intermarried with Richd Averett; Catharine Nuly; Martha Nuly; daughter Clarissa Aston, wife of Joseph Aston; daughter Mary Hill, wife of H. B. Hill. [This is a very hard-to-read will and I do not know who some of these people are.] in Sumner County, Tennessee.12,13

     Mary Ann Turner left a noncupative will dated on 4 July 1854 in Sumner County, Tennessee, in which all of the property left to her by the will of her late husband she left to her four daughters: Clarissa Aston, Martha Rogan, Mary Hill and Cornelia Duffy.14

     Mary Ann Turner died before 4 August 1854 in Sumner County, Tennessee.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 18 Jan 2019.15

     Her estate was probated on 4 August 1854 in Sumner County, Tennessee.15

     On 16 October 1873, Louisa B. Turner Locke wrote a letter to the historian Lyman S. Draper from Hartsville, Trousdale County, Tennessee, in which she provided detailed information about her father (James Turner), grandparents (John Turner and Millie Suddarth), aunts (Sally Caffrey, Mary Read, and Elizabeth Tinsley), uncles (Terisha Turner, William Turner), and sister (Mary A. Tinsley). She also states that Samuel S. Turner was the son of her uncle Terisha Turner. She even comments on "old Aunt Lyon" who died in Carthage, Tennessee at a very old age. I am unsure exactly who this old aunt is.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1850as Polly and 73 years of ageSumner County, Tennessee10

Citations

  1. [S247] Tinsley, Richard H., e-mail message from (e-mail address), entitled "Turner/Tinsley", to Pat Chesney (e-mail address), 29 May 1999.
  2. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11; the middle name Ann is not shown in the Bible records.
  3. [S1433] Harris. "Turner Bible Records", page 11.
  4. [S2217] Murray, Joyce Martin, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Abstracts: 1806-1817 (Wolfe City: Henington Publishing Company, 1989), page 73, citing Sumner County Deed Book 6, page 179.
  5. [S1106] The Thomas Sumter Papers of the Draper Manuscript Collection; 973D, Series VV, 1-21. (Utica, Kentucky: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1986), accessed 30 Jan 2021, vol. 8, pages 359-360.
  6. [S5980] Cisco, Jay Guy. Historic Sumner County, Tennessee: with genealogies of the Bledsoe, Cage and Douglass families and genealogical notes of other Sumner County families (Provo, Utah: FamilySearch, 2012), page 182, Fourth Generation, No. 8, image 192 of 332.
  7. [S416] Whitley, Edythe Rucker, compiler. Marriages of Sumner County, Tennessee 1787-1838 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1981), page 26.
  8. [S2217] Murray. Sumner Co., TN Deeds, 1806-1817, page 73; citing Deed Book 6, Sep 1811 to May 1814, page 179.
  9. [S5964] "Tennessee, Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Sep 2019, entry for John Turner, 1832, Shelby County Will Record I-C, Jan 1830-May 1847, page 36, image 44 of 864; citing original data from the Tennessee County District and Probate Courts.
  10. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC69-BQV ), entry for William Reed, Sumner county, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing family 176, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Microfilm 444,853, accessed 14 Sep 2019.
  11. [S416] Whitley. Marr of Sumner Co., TN 1787-, page 26; but I couldn't find it on the online site.
  12. [S538] Wilson, Shirley, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Will Abstracts 1788-1882 (Hendersonville: S. Wilson, 1987), page 88; citing Will Book 3, page 203. . These abstracts were made by a certified genealogist.
  13. [S3018] "Tennessee Probate Court Books: Sumner County Wills, 1842-1870, Vol. 3," digital image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-25MM-Y9?wc=images 140-141 of 271 ), entry for William Read, 1854, Sumner County Wills, vol. 3, pages 203-204 : accessed 10 Jan 2021.
  14. [S538] Wilson. Sumner Co., TN Will Abstrs. 1788-1882, page 88; citing will copy #450 in which the proven date is incorrect.
  15. [S538] Wilson. Sumner Co., TN Will Abstrs. 1788-1882, page 88; citing will #633.

Eliza Turner1

F, #5474, b. 1790, d. 9 September 1854
RelationshipGranddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherJohn Turner1 b. bt 1740 - 1750, d. b Apr 1832
MotherMildred Suddarth1 d. 1807
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited15 Feb 2021
     Eliza Turner was born in 1790, daughter of John Turner and Mildred Suddarth. I can find no proof that this child existed. All my information about her comes from an email so I lack confidence in her as a child of John and Milley Turner. She is not named in the bible records either.1,2

     On 24 August 1827, Eliza is not named in her father's will of this date.3

     Eliza Turner died on 9 September 1854.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 15 Feb 2021.1

Citations

  1. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 12 Oct 2000.
  2. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  3. [S5964] "Tennessee, Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Sep 2019, entry for John Turner, 1832, Shelby County Will Record I-C, Jan 1830-May 1847, page 36, image 44 of 864; citing original data from the Tennessee County District and Probate Courts.

Nancy Goodrum1

F, #5475, b. before 1775
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

James S. Turner b. b 1775, d. b 13 Jul 1833
Children
Last Edited7 Apr 2021
     Nancy Goodrum was born before 1775. She was the daughter of John Goodrum.2,3

     Nancy Goodrum and James S. Turner obtained a marriage bond on 11 February 1803 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with John Goodrum as bondsman.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820presumably as the free white female 45 or olderSumner County, Tennessee2

Citations

  1. [S416] Whitley, Edythe Rucker, compiler. Marriages of Sumner County, Tennessee 1787-1838 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1981), page 30.
  2. [S59] "1820 United States Federal Census," Sumner County, Tennessee, Roll 124, page 203, line 27, James Turner Sen. 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. [S2216] Murray, Joyce Martin, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Abstracts: 1793-1805 (Wolfe City: Henington Publishing Company, 1988), page 129; citing Deed Book 3, page 537.
  4. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John Turner and Mildred Suddarth Family", containing "Sumner Co TN Deeds". Citing Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Book 12, page 398.
  5. [S1106] The Thomas Sumter Papers of the Draper Manuscript Collection; 973D, Series VV, 1-21. (Utica, Kentucky: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1986), accessed 30 Jan 2021, vol. 8, pages 359-360.

Issac Turner Tinsley1

M, #5476, b. circa 1800
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherMoses Tinsley2
MotherElizabeth T. Turner2 b. 17 May 1784, d. 1800
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box) (#1)
Descendant Chart (Box) (#2)

Family

Mary Ann Turner b. c 1815, d. May 1882
Children
Last Edited22 May 2021
     Issac Turner Tinsley was born circa 1800, son of Moses Tinsley and Elizabeth T. Turner, in Tennessee. The 1820 census suggests he was born between 1776 and 1794.3,4

     After his parent's deaths, he was taken in by his uncle, William Suddarth Turner. Court records show he was apprenticed to William. When grown, Isaac and his brother, John, went to Texas before William takes his family there.5

     Issac and Mary Ann Turner obtained a marriage bond on 4 June 1832 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with John H. Turner, father of the bride, as bondsman.6

     Issac Turner Tinsley married Mary Ann Turner, daughter of James S. Turner and Nancy Goodrum, on 4 June 1832 in Sumner County, Tennessee. Mary Ann
Turner was Isaac's first cousin.7,8,9

     In 1840, he is listed as Administrator of the Headright proven in Brazoria County belonging to James Turner. In addition Isaac is listed No. 117 with 3/4 League and 1 Labor.10

     On 2 December 1873, Mary Ann Tinsley wrote a letter to Lyman S. Draper on this date in which she references her sister, Louisa B. Locke, and a deceased brother, John G. Turner who resided in Sumner County, Tennessee. She states her grandmother was Milley Suddarth who married John Turner in Albemarle County, Virginia and later moved to Sumner County. Mary thinks Milley died there in 1809 or 1810. Mary also mentions Milley's sister, Agnes Suddarth, who married Francis Weathered and moved to Sumner County. She states that her own father was James S. Turner and that his sister Elizabeth married Moses Tinsley. Mary then states she married Isaac T. Tinsley, son of Elizabeth and Moses Tinsley (making Isaac her first cousin). Finally, she mentions her cousin Sumpter Turner who lived in New Orleans.9

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1820with no property listedSumner County, Tennessee11

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820with two free white males under 10; one free white male 26 thru 44 (himself); one free white female under 10; one free white female 16 thru 25 (a wife?). One person was engaged in AgricultureGallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee4
1850unable to find him in Brazoria County, Texas
187070 years of age. Also living in his household, besides three of his sons were: Nellie ?, age 12, at home; and Mitchell Smith, age 16, Black and a domestic servantJustice Precinct 5, Brazoria County, Texas3
Farmer with personal property worth $10,0003

Citations

  1. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 12 Oct 2000.
  2. [S247] Tinsley, Richard H., e-mail message from (e-mail address), entitled "Turner/Tinsley", to Pat Chesney (e-mail address), 29 May 1999.
  3. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXG2-VQ8 ), entry for Isaac Tinsley, 1870, Brazoria, Texas; citing page 189, household 1694, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 553,075, accessed 30 Aug 2019.
  4. [S3850] 1820 United States Federal Census, Isaac Tinsley, 1820, Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee; citing page 351, roll 124, line 20, image 47 of 52, unknown cd5 26 Dec 2020 household; digital image, Ancestry.com (access through subscription); citing National Archives microfilm M33.
  5. [S254] Chesney. Email, dated 24 Aug 2006, page 13.
  6. [S2585] "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH3-C1J5, entry for Isaac T Tinsley and Mary Ann Turner, 04 Jun 1832; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 467,485, accessed accessed 6 Jun 2019).
  7. [S2031] "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNCQ-NFG, entry for Isaac T Tinsley and Mary Ann Turner, 04 Jun 1832; from "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing p. 199, Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, accessed 5 Dec 2016).
  8. [S5971] "Bible Records of the Isaac Turner Tinsley Family", contributed by GayNell Tinsley Wells, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/tinsley.htm , uploaded 1998, website address verified 30 Aug 2019.
  9. [S1106] The Thomas Sumter Papers of the Draper Manuscript Collection; 973D, Series VV, 1-21. (Utica, Kentucky: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1986), accessed 30 Jan 2021, vol. 18, pages 270-271.
  10. [S2190] Ericson, Carolyn R. and Ingmire, Frances T. First Settlers of the Republic: Headright Land Grants Which Were Reported As Genuine And Legal By The Traveling Commissioners January 1840, I (n.s.: Ericson and Ingmire, originally published by Cruger & Wing, Printers, 1841), page 62.
  11. [S988] "Record of Taxable Property and Polls in Sumner County, 1820 -T's", contributed by Linda Carpenter, E. James Keen and Phoebe Trammel, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~providence/tax1820t.htm , uploaded 1997, website address verified 10 Jun 2019.

William Read1

M, #5477, b. circa 1766, d. before 1854
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Mary Ann Turner b. c 1777, d. b 4 Aug 1854
Children
Last Edited22 May 2021
     
Who Did William Read Really Marry?

     An undocumented history states unequivocally that William Read married Mary (Polly) Bledsoe, daughter of Colonel Isaac Bledsoe.2 There is an application from a descendant of Francis Boyd Read for the Sons of the American Revolution based on this history which is incorrect.

     Not only do we have a marriage record between William Read and Mary Ann (Polly) Turner, we have a deed from John Turner, Mary's father, to his son-in-law William Read. Finally, we have the will of William Read in which he names his daughter Polly Read. This should set the record straight as to exactly whom William Read married - Mary Ann Turner, sometimes known as Polly.3,4,5
     William Read was born circa 1766 in Virginia Colony.6

     William and Mary Ann Turner obtained a marriage bond on 11 February 1803 in Sumner County, Tennessee.3,7

     William Read married Mary Ann Turner, daughter of John Turner and Mildred Suddarth, on 3 April 1803 in Sumner County, Tennessee.8,9

     On 11 June 1812, John Turner conveyed 100 acres on Goose Creek adjacent to the land of David Henry to William Read (his son-in-law) for $10 in Sumner County, Tennessee.4

     On 11 March 1845, William Read conveyed to Hubert Cloar 100 acres, being his 1/7 part & Joseph Desha's 1/7 part, known as belonging to the heirs of Col. Isaac Bledsoe in Belotes Bend for $30. Witnesses: J. L. Swaney, T. O. Parrish, Lewis Haynie. Registered 7 Jan 1848 at Sumner County, Tennessee.10

     William Read left a will dated on 3 February 1849 in Sumner County, Tennessee. William Read, in his will of this date, names his wife Polly Read; son Boyd Read; daughter Cornelia Duffy intermarried with Michael Duffy; son William Read; daughter Martha Rogan, wife of Francis Rogan; grandchildren Johel(?) and Henry Rickmon; Catharine Rickmon; granddaughter Tericia Read, child of the late Gen ? Read; Malvina Averett intermarried with Richd Averett; Catharine Nuly; Martha Nuly; daughter Clarissa Aston, wife of Joseph Aston; daughter Mary Hill, wife of H. B. Hill. [This is a very hard-to-read will and I do not know who some of these people are.]1,11

     William Read died before 1854 in Sumner County, Tennessee.12

     His estate was probated in June 1854 in Sumner County, Tennessee.1,12

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1810in Capt. Blakemore's CompanySumner County, Tennessee13
1817with 450 acres on Rocky CreekSumner County, Tennessee14
1823with 450 acres and seven black pollsSumner County, Tennessee15

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185084 years of ageSumner County, Tennessee6
Farmer with real estate valued at $4,5006

Citations

  1. [S538] Wilson, Shirley, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Will Abstracts 1788-1882 (Hendersonville: S. Wilson, 1987), page 88; citing Will Book 3, page 203. . These abstracts were made by a certified genealogist.
  2. [S5980] Cisco, Jay Guy. Historic Sumner County, Tennessee: with genealogies of the Bledsoe, Cage and Douglass families and genealogical notes of other Sumner County families (Provo, Utah: FamilySearch, 2012), page 182, Fourth Generation, No. 8, image 192 of 332.
  3. [S416] Whitley, Edythe Rucker, compiler. Marriages of Sumner County, Tennessee 1787-1838 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1981), page 26.
  4. [S2217] Murray, Joyce Martin, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Abstracts: 1806-1817 (Wolfe City: Henington Publishing Company, 1989), page 73; citing Deed Book 6, Sep 1811 to May 1814, page 179.
  5. [S5964] "Tennessee, Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Sep 2019, entry for John Turner, 1832, Shelby County Will Record I-C, Jan 1830-May 1847, page 36, image 44 of 864; citing original data from the Tennessee County District and Probate Courts.
  6. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC69-BQV ), entry for William Reed, Sumner county, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing family 176, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Microfilm 444,853, accessed 14 Sep 2019.
  7. [S2217] Murray. Sumner Co., TN Deeds, 1806-1817, page 73, citing Sumner County Deed Book 6, page 179.
  8. [S1433] Harris, Virginia Turner. "Turner Bible Records," Southern Genealogists Exchange Quarterly, vol. 15, no. 69 (Spring 1974): page 11.
  9. [S416] Whitley. Marr of Sumner Co., TN 1787-, page 26; but I couldn't find it on the online site.
  10. [S5989] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 17-20: April 1840-July 1851 (n.p.: MD, 2008), page 30; citing Deed Book 20, page 327.
  11. [S3018] "Tennessee Probate Court Books: Sumner County Wills, 1842-1870, Vol. 3," digital image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-25MM-Y9?wc=images 140-141 of 271 ), entry for William Read, 1854, Sumner County Wills, vol. 3, pages 203-204 : accessed 10 Jan 2021.
  12. [S3018] "Sumner Co., TN Wills, 1842-1870, vol. 3," FamilySearch, William Read, 1854, Sumner County Wills, vol. 3, page 204 at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-25MM-Y9?wc=image 141 of 271, accessed 10 Jan 2021.
  13. [S2210] Sherrill, Charles A., compiler. The Reconstructed 1810 Census of Tennessee (Mr. Juliet, Tennessee: C. A. Sherrill, 2001), page 436; citing Sumner County Tax List 1810 from Early Tax Lists microfilom reel #5, Tennessee State Library.
  14. [S5965] "Record of the Taxable Property, 1817: T-U-V", contributed by Diane Payne, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnsumner/1817tuv.htm , uploaded 2002, website address verified 30 Aug 2019.
  15. [S3514] "Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895," database online, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah); accessed 11 Sep 2019, entry for William Read, 1823, Sumner County, image 3 of 4; citing original data from the The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Early Tax Lists of Tennessee.

Calvin Smith Turner1

M, #5479, b. 25 December 1825, d. 10 November 1871
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Suddarth Turner2,3 b. 1790, d. 14 Jan 1871
MotherElizabeth Pearl Smith b. 1790, d. a 20 Sep 1850
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Amanda Ann Tucker b. 20 Jun 1836, d. 16 Feb 1906
Children
Last Edited3 May 2021
     Calvin Smith Turner was born on 25 December 1825, son of William Suddarth Turner and Elizabeth Pearl Smith, in Tennessee.4

     On 24 August 1827, John Turner, in his will of this date, says:
     Be it remembered that I John Turner of the county of Shelby & State of Tennessee being weak of body but of sound and perfect mind & memory, blessed by Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner & form following to wit.

     I give & Bequeath to my wife Elizabeth one negro woman named nance with her son called Sam, also I give to her all my household furniture except such part of it as my son William S. Turner has in his possession which (sic) which I give to Isaac H. Turner, William R. Turner, Carolina (I believe this should be Calvin) S. Turner & Samuel Turner, children of William S. Turner.

     I bequeath to my wife one horse & two cows & calves.

     I give to my children Sally Caffey, Terisha Turner, Polly Read, James Turner & William S. Turner the sum of one dollar & no more.

     Likewise to the children of my deceased daughter, Betsy Tinsley. I give one dollar equally divided between them.

     The sum of seven hundred dollars due me by James Eidson & John Spain, I give and bequeath to my wife together will all other demand which I may have after my just debts are paid.

     And I appoint my wife Elizabeth & Kader Harrell commissioners to execute the above.

     I hereby revoke all former wills which I have made.

     In testimony whereof I have affixed my seal this 24th day of August 1827.
At the request of John Turner we have               John Turner (seal)
affixed our names as witness of the above
Charles H. Stone
James R. Harrell
Jacob F. Eilett (sic - Elliott?) In Shelby County, Tennessee.5

     In 1840, Calvin Turner was among the men from the Guadalupe who joined an Indian expedition commanded by Colonel Tom Howard in the company of Captain Matthew Caldwell. "There were 170 white men on this hunt and they located a large camp of Indians where Brackett is now. A considerable battle took place and a great deal of noise was made, but none of the white men were killed and but few wounded. Twenty Indians were killed and seven hundred head of mules and horses were captured . . . A great many of these mules and horses had been carried off by the Indians from below in the settlements along the rivers and were returned to their owners."6

     Between 1842 and 1846, Calvin was one of the men in the first group of Texas Rangers, serving under Jack Hays. "He took part of the Battle of Salado in 1842. He served through the Mexican War of 1846 in the famous regiment of Rangers commanded by Col. Jack Hays, his old captain. He took part in the Battles of Monterey and Buena Vista."7

     After returning from Mexico he received a commission from Gov. P. H. Bell as second lieutenant in the ranger company commanded by Capt. Henry E. McCulloch. He engaged in stock-raising after coming to Pleasanton, and also opened a hotel. He served under Capt. John Tom part of the time as minuteman to repel Indian incursions, and participated in the Indian battle on San Miguel Creek. During one raid near town his Mexican herder was killed by Indians. During the Civil War he was a lieutenant in Captain Maverick's company, Wood's regiment."8

     On 25 October 1847, Calvin S. first enlisted in the Texas Mounted Volunteers (Rangers) on October 25, 1847, as a Private for 12 months of service. He was 21 years old and had blue eyes, light hair and a light complexion. He stood 5'11" tall. He gave his birthplace as Seguin. His enlistment officer was Captain Henry E. McCulloch.9

     On 25 October 1848, he again enlisted, this time as a 2nd Lieutenant. He served on this enlistment for 1 month and 13 days of service.9

     On 5 November 1850, he again enlisted on November 5, 1850 for 6 months of service.9 "I'd love to tell a fun story on my Texas Ranger ancestor:"

     "Don't know if you have ever been to Texas or not but just above San Antonio and to the east it gets into the Edwards Plateau - ground makes an abrupt jump right behind my parents home (outside New Braunfels) about a mile away behind their house - sudden tall cliffs. I guess a massive earth quake lifted the ground up after the water receded long ago when the ocean came further inland to our continent. And part of the ground stayed level. At the base of this break water came up from artesian underground aquifers. In my hometown of New Braunfels a small river is spring fed and is crystal clear coming from the base of this cliff. Anyway on the top part of the cliff - Edwards Plateau - the hills begin and the country gets rough the further north you go."

     "The Indians loved to swoop down from the desert areas in west Texas and hit around Austin and down towards San Antonio plundering and pillaging where ever they found a lonesome cabin. Then they would go into the hill country escaping into the brush and rough terrain making camps and later heading back into the far desert and mountains in west Texas."

     "After one such Indian raid a large group of Texas Rangers took off a few days afterwards to follow their trail. My ancestor Calvin Turner was among the men. Each had to have proved themselves worthy to the leader Jack Hays to even get to be a part. Jack lived in the same town (Sequin) with Calvin and their families the Turners and Hays had migrated together for generations, first from Virginia to Tennessee and then from Tennessee to Texas. The men in this outfit were rough and tough and had gone through some hard times living in the early days of Texas. I read where in one year in san Antonio 130 white men were counted arriving that year. At the end of the year nearly 100 of them had died -- most to Indian attacks. This was the environment a few years before Calvin and his family arrived just after the Battle of San Jacinto. Calvin was 16 years old and he and his older brothers eagerly joined up with the Ranger group that Jack Hays organized to protect the settlers after the war with Mexico was over. (I don't imagine plowing held a candle to Indian fighting.)"

     "At the time of this raid Calvin and the Rangers had been on tours of duty together off and on for a number of years."

     "As the group followed the Indian trail they got within a half days ride of them. The commander Jack Hays ordered his men to get in single file and stay in line. They were going through canyons and gullies and rough country and he wanted them to proceed as fast and as safely as possible. His men were pretty unruly tough guys so he gave the order that if anyone got out of line they had to go to the rear - to avoid fighting over their place in line - as no one wanted to eat dust in the rear."

     "Later, one of the men near Calvin had to leave the line for some reason. He came back and tried to get his horse back in where he had been before. Another man he was trying to cut in front of sternly reminded him what the Captain had said. He had to go to the rear! This was not pleasing to this fellow to say the least and with some oaths he worked his horse harder at getting back in line. The other fellow worked hard to prevent it and even jabbed the guys horse with the butt of his gun. This upset the horse who threw his rider off onto the hard rocky ground. Calvin and the others nearby heard the oaths and swearing and anger of this thrown rider and knew there would be a fight later between the two. They all considered on it while they sat on their horses and followed the trail. When they came to a place to make camp Calvin got a few of his friends aside and told them he had a plan involving the two at-odds Rangers."

     "He had noticed some berries they'd passed that stain bright red like blood. 'Hey how about a fake duel between the two,' he suggested. They made their plans and the angered Ranger was easy putty in their hands. He was bound and determined to kill the guy who had jabbed his horse making him fall, so Calvin and his friends were going to oblige him. They got to talking about duels and soon it was arranged that early in the morning they'd settle it once and for all the proper way with a duel. Of course, Captain Jack Hays knew nothing of this."

     "The men who posed as seconds were carefully selected and the other Ranger sneakily told of the fake duel and his part in it. When the seconds took the guns to check them they hid in the bushes for a moment and emptied out the real bullets and replaced them with some other objects. One gun, that of the angry Ranger had the berries in it that stained red. The other Ranger had some pemican (not sure I'm spelling it right - a food substance that was brown and sticky) put in his gun."

     "It was so early in the morning the men didn't let the guys even get dressed, but they faced each other off in their white long johns. (The better to show the red berry stain I guess :) After the required twenty paces they turned and fired. The Ranger hit with the red berries faked that he'd been killed and sure enough looked like he took a good hit in the chest with the red all over. Excitedly and horrified the seconds announced, 'You Killed HIM!' Then they noticed the Ranger standing there looking a bit horrified himself and they said 'You've been hit too! Look his guts are coming out!' Upon hearing this the Ranger looked down and saw some sticky brown goo oozing on his clothes above his belt. He promptly fainted away! To the hoots and hollers of the men who had a great time, let me tell you with that poor old guy. When he came to he was pretty angry at those Rangers but so relieved he hadn't killed the other Ranger that he jumped up and went and shook the man's hand and the two duelists became best friends for the rest of their lives!"10

     Calvin, 25, married Amanda Ann Tucker, 15, daughter of Ezekiel Tucker and Ashbel (--?--), on 16 November 1851 in Hays County, Texas.11

     Calvin Smith Turner died on 10 November 1871 at age 45 in Pleasanton, Atascosa County, Texas,12 and was buried in San Ysidro Cemetery, Pleasanton, Atascosa County, Texas.12

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830probably one of the two free white males between 5 and under 10Shelby County, Tennessee13
185024 years of age and living in his father's householdGuadalupe County, Texas14
Laborer14
186034 years of age and living immediately adjacent to his father-in-law. Also living in his household was Sabra Turner, female, 45, White, born c 1815 in PennsylvaniaPleasanton PO, Atascosa County, Texas15
Stock Raiser with real estate valued at $600 and person property worth $400Pleasanton PO, Atascosa County, Texas15
187045 years of agePleasanton PO, Atascosa County, Texas16
Stock Raiser with real estate valued at $2,000 and personal property worth $2,20016

Citations

  1. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 12 Oct 2000, entitled "Good documented blurb on Calvin's family :)", reporting on her direct line of descent.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Oct 2015, memorial page for William Suddarth Turner at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Jane Jahns Rice, maintained by Rowantree; citing San Geronimo Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.
  3. [S567] Sowell, A. J.. Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas (1900; reprint Austin: State House Press, 1986), page 415.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Calvin Smith Turner at memorial page....
  5. [S5964] "Tennessee, Wills and Probate Records, 1779-2008," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Sep 2019, entry for John Turner, 1832, Shelby County Will Record I-C, Jan 1830-May 1847, page 36, image 44 of 864; citing original data from the Tennessee County District and Probate Courts.
  6. [S6525] O. C. Fisher. It Occurred in Kimble (Houston, Texas: The Anson Jones Press, 1937), 3 May 2021 . Available digitially on Ancestry.com.
  7. [S254] Chesney. Email, dated 12 Oct 2000, entitled "Re: Turner family research", reporting on her direct line
    .
  8. [S254] Chesney. Email, dated 16 Oct 2000, entitled "Good documented blurb-on Calvin's family :)", reporting on her line.
  9. [S815] Ingmire, Frances T.. Texas Ranger Service Records 1847-1900, VI (St. Louis: F. T. Ingmire, 1982), page 25.
  10. [S254] Chesney. Email, dated 14 Oct 2000, entitled "Fake Duel", reporting on her direct line.
  11. [S5780] "Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014," index, Ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: accessed 3 May 2021, entry for Calvin S. Turner andf Amanda A. Tucker, 16 Nov 1851, Hays County; citing original data from the Texas Department of State Health Services .
  12. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Calvin S Turner at memorial page....
  13. [S683] "1830 United States Federal Census," Shelby County, Tennessee, Roll 181, page 17, line 23, W. S. Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M19. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  14. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Guadalupe County, Texas, population schedule, dwelling 44, family 44, William S. Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  15. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFP-3XZ ), entry for C S Turner, 1860, Atascosa, Texas, United States; citing page 31, household 214, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,287, accessed 22 Jul 2016.
  16. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXGN-66C ), entry for C S Turner, Atascosa, Texas, United States; citing p. 3, family 19, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,072, accessed 22 Jul 1870.
  17. [S2608] "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6RM-F1C : accessed 2 Feb 2012), Robert J. Turner, 23 Feb 1931; citing Jourdanton, Atascasa Co., Texas, reference 5969, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,135,505.
  18. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Sarah Turner Franks (1851-1924) at memorial page....
  19. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Sarah Franks, 18 Nov 1924; citing El Paso, El Paso, Texas, reference v X cn 35124, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,113,742, accessed 8 Jul 2010. Index may link to the wrong death certificate, go to image 130 of 3579 to see it. Mrs. Spencer Gates mistankenly reports Sarah's father's name as William Turner.
  20. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Annie Clark, 03 Jun 1952; citing certificate number 31474, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,075,087, accessed 18 Jun 2013.

Amanda Ann Tucker1

F, #5480, b. 20 June 1836, d. 16 February 1906
FatherEzekiel Tucker2 b. c 1806, d. May 1865
MotherAshbel (--?--)3 b. c 1800, d. b 1860
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Calvin Smith Turner b. 25 Dec 1825, d. 10 Nov 1871
Children
Last Edited3 May 2021
     Amanda Ann Tucker was born on 20 June 1836, daughter of Ezekiel Tucker and Ashbel (--?--).2 She was also known as Mandy.4
     Amanda Ann also is reported to have been born on 20 June 1826 in Hays County, Texas.3

     Amanda, 15, married Calvin Smith Turner, 25, son of William Suddarth Turner and Elizabeth Pearl Smith, on 16 November 1851 in Hays County, Texas.5

     "Mrs. Amanda Turner, also one of the early settlers, and a widow of Calvin S. Turner, still lives in Pleasanton, near where they settled in 1858. She was the daughter of Ezekiel Tucker, and a native Texas. She was also one of the first settlers of Hays County, living there on the Little Blanco when very young. She married Calvin S. Turner in 1851, and moved to Guadalupe County, near Seguin. In 1858 she came to Pleasanton."6

     Amanda Ann Turner died on 16 February 1906 at age 692 and was buried in San Ysidro Cemetery, Pleasanton, Atascosa County, Texas.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185022 years of ageSan Marcos, Hays County, Texas1
186026 years of agePleasanton PO, Atascosa County, Texas7
187034 years of agePleasanton PO, Atascosa County, Texas8
188045 years of age and head of household. She is living immediately adjacent to her daughter Dallas and her familyJustice Precinct 1, Atascosa County, Texas9
190065 years of age, widowed, head of household, reporting having borne eleven children of whom seven are living and living adjacent to her daughter and sonin-law, Gustave ClarkJustice Precinct 1, Atascosa County, Texas10

Citations

  1. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 9 Dec 2020, entry for Ezekiel Tucker, 1850, St Marcos, Hays, Texas; citing roll 911, page 118b, family 8, image 2 of 7; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 18 Jun 2013, memorial page for Amanda Tucker Turner at memorial page... Maintained by nancy; citing San Ysidro Cemetery, Pleasanton, Atascosa County, Texas.
  3. [S254] Chesney, Terri, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, entitled "Turner Family Research" dated 16 Oct 2000, entitled "Calvin family report", reporting on material compiled by a Purgason descendant.
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