Terisha Turner

M, #819, b. between 1705 and 1710, d. before 19 April 1802
Father(--?--) Turner
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Sarah (--?--) d. b 15 Feb 1807
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Last Edited10 Dec 2020
     
Terisha Turner's Ancestry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     On 25 March 1778, this seems to be the most likely Terisha Turner who witnessed the will of John Sorrell along with Charles Martin, Benjamin Moore, Ephrain Blane and Samuel Anderson at Amherst County, Virginia. John Sorrell's land was adjacent to that of Terisha. None of the other Terisha Turners here were old enough to witness a will.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Will of Terisha Turner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tax Rolls

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

Census and Occupation

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

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  25. [S921] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures : Impressed Property Claims for Persons in Amherst County During the Revolution, also some interesting excerpts from an early order book of Amherst County (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1963), page 44-IC, on page 482 of "The Lost Order Book."
  26. [S921] Davis. Impressed Property Claims, Amherst Co VA, page 44--IC, page 493 of "The Lost Order Book".
  27. [S921] Davis. Impressed Property Claims, Amherst Co VA, page 44--IC, on page 120 of original Order Book.
  28. [S1561] Abercrombie, Janice L. and Slattern, Richard, compilers, Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, I (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1992), page 72, citing page 10.
  29. [S1561] Abercrombie and Slattern VA Rev. Publick Claims, page 78; citing page 23.
  30. [S251] Luke, Joy Turner, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (Sperryville, Virginia) to Toby Turner, subsequently mailing me her research notes in Aug and Sep of 2011.
  31. [S2288] Davis, Bailey Fulton, abstractor. Amherst County, Virginia, Courthouse Miniatures: An Abstract of All Items in Deed Book G (Amherst: B. F. Davis, 1964), page 14; citing page 167.
  32. [S811] Amherst County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, microfilm of original records at the Amherst County Courthouse in Amherst, Virginia, Will Book 4, page 34; a copy of the original handwritten Will, graciously provided by Vernon Drewa.
  33. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John Turner and Mildred Suddarth Family", containing "Analysis of the Genealogical Family of John Turner - (Son of Terisha Turner)".
  34. [S251] Luke. Email, subsequently mailing me her research notes in Aug and Sep of 2011; citing Amherst Deed Book 1, 1761-1815, C36.
  35. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Will Book 4, page 34.
  36. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Will Book 4, page 344.
  37. [S811] Amherst Co., VA Will books, v. 3-4, 1786-1810, FHL Film 0,030,275, Will Book 4, pages 111, 112; a copy of the original handwritten original document was graciously provided by Vernon Drewa.
  38. [S2268] Turner Surname entries. Amherst County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Records, 1782-1803, page 5, Line 27 on the original tax record for 1782; Microfilm roll 19, filmed by the Virginia State Library in 1986; Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, Houston, Harris County, Texas.
  39. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 5, Line 21 on the original tax record for 1783.
  40. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 5, Line 37 on the original tax record for 1784.
  41. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 4, Line 43 on the original tax record for 1785.
  42. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, page 5, Line 16 on the original tax record for 1786.
  43. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, in alphabetical and date order under "T", Line 17 on the original tax record for 1787.
  44. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, unpaginated, but in alphabetical and date order under "T" on the original tax record for 1788.
  45. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, in alphabetical and date order under "T"on the original tax record for 1789.
  46. [S2268] Amherst Co., VA Tax Recrds, 1782-1803, Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, in alphabetical and date order under "T"on the original tax record for 1790.
  47. [S2208] Anonymous. "Amherst County 1800 Tax List," The Virginia Genealogist, vol. 5, no. 3 (July-Sept 1961): page 128.
  48. [S2267] "Head of Families - Virginia, 1783 - Amherst County", contributed by Sharon Barrett Kennedy, email at e-mail address, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/amherst/census/1783head.txt , website address verified 1 Jun 2019.
  49. [S922] "Heads of Families - Virginia, 1785, Amherst County", contributed by Sharon Bararett Kennedy, email at e-mail address, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/amherst/census/1785cens.txt , website address verified 1 Jun 2019.
  50. [S1457] United States Census Bureau. 1785 Amherst County, Virginia Heads of Families. Online ( https://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-03.pdf ), site verified as active 1 Jun 2019, page 84, image 38.