Rhoda Turner1

F, #831, b. 29 November 1790, d. before July 1892
RelationshipGranddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner1,2 b. bt 1726 - 1743, d. b Nov 1799
MotherSusannah Hamner d. b 27 May 1813
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Jacob Davis b. c 1781, d. b Nov 1859
Children
Last Edited4 Jun 2021
     Rhoda Turner was born on 29 November 1790, daughter of Stephen Turner and Susannah Hamner, in Warren County, North Carolina. The 1870 census reports her county and state of birth.1,3

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

     Rhoda and Jacob Davis obtained a marriage bond on 19 October 1808 in Warren County, North Carolina.4,5

     Rhoda Turner married Jacob Davis, son of Peter Davis and Hannah Turner, after 19 October 1808 in Warren County, North Carolina.6

     In November 1859, she petitioned the court for one year of provisions after her husband's death.

     On 2 Dec 1859, the division was filed at Warren County, North Carolina.7

     In February 1860, Rhoda and Jacob's other heirs petitioned the court for a division of slaves.8

     Rhoda Davis died before July 1892 in Warren County, North Carolina, because an accounting was filed by the administrator of her estate.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 7 Jan 2019.9,10

     In June 1894, an accounting was filed with the Court of monies distributed by the administrator of Rhoda Davis' estate. Named in the filing as receiving distributions were: R. E. Fleming 'his wife'; G. H. Fleming, W. H. Fleming, P. H. Fleming and Lena M. Hilliard; Mrs. N. P. [unreadable]; W. B. Fleming; three Kimball heirs (named at bottom of page as W. J. Kimball, Mary E. Kimball, and Agnes R. Kimball); J. D. Moss, administrator of H. R. Moss; and Sophrona Holmes & Allace Homes McCauley and Lucie R. Moss. It was noted that the Rowland Legatees were not found, but funds are on hand for them. This was submitted by W. B. Fleming, Administrator, at Warren County, North Carolina.11

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1810presumably as the one free white female 45 and overWarren County, North Carolina12
1830presumably as one of the two free white females between 30 and 40 years of ageNutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina13
185059 years of ageNutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina14
1860listed as Rhody, living alone as head of her household. She reports no occupation, but owns real estate valued at $3,000 and personal property worth $25,000Nutbush PO, Warren County, North Carolina3
187079 years of age. Also living with her were two farm laborers, Bal Kimball, age 18, White; and, John Plioci, age 12, Black. She has real estate valued at $2,404 and personal property worth $1,575Nutbush Township, Warren County, North Carolina15
1880unable to find her anywhere in the United States as of 4 Sep 2020

Citations

  1. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009.
  2. [S1685] Warren County, North Carolina Record of Wills, Accounts, Inventories, and Settlements, vols. 10-13, 1798-1807, FHL Film 0,531,532, microreproduction of manuscript and typescript filmed by North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Stephen Turner will, Volume 10, pages 193-198.
  3. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, population schedule, dwelling 677, family 677, Rhody Davis household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Marriage Bond 19.
  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 00017.
  7. [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%3Fcc%3D1867501 ), Jacob Davis, 1859; citing Warren County Wills, 1858-1861, vol. 46, image 173 of 701 (page 304): accessed 20 Jul 2016.
  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. [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)" citing the fact that her probate was opened this year. 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.
  10. [S2990] "North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979, " index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-L1X : accessed 20 Jul 2016), Rhoda Davis, 1892; citing Warren County Probate, Book D, images 1-2 of 2, FHL microfilm 2,294,830.
  11. [S3177] "NC Probate Recds., 1735-1970," FamilySearch, Rhoda Davis, 1892; citing Warren County Probate Book D, at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:77T6-MC9B-N?wc=QZC3-HPT%3A185353701%2C183258601%2C188429701%3Fcc%3D1911121&cc=1911121, accessed 20 Jul 2016.
  12. [S688] "1810 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 42, page 316, line 15, Jacob Davis 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.
  13. [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.
  14. [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.
  15. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, population schedule, Nutbush Township, Sheet 70, dwelling 194, family 194, Roda Davis household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  16. [S5550] Gammon, David, "Descendants of Jacob Davis", 18 Jul 2016 (<e-mail address>). Mr. Gammon is a well-respected genealogist with many books to his credit who sent this report to me via email dated 18 Jul 2016 entitled Re: North Carolina Families, page 1.

Rebecca Turner1

F, #832, b. 28 March 1794
RelationshipGranddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Turner1,2 b. bt 1726 - 1743, d. b Nov 1799
MotherSusannah Hamner d. b 27 May 1813
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Robert Wright b. bt 1775 - 1794
Last Edited1 Jun 2021
     Rebecca Turner was born on 28 March 1794, daughter of Stephen Turner and Susannah Hamner.1

     On 14 October 1799, she is named ReBechah in her father's will of this date and is unmarried.2

     Rebecca and Robert Wright obtained a marriage bond on 28 November 1810 in Warren County, North Carolina.3,4

     In 1812, in Feb Court at Warren County, North Carolina, Stephen Turner (her brother) gave evidence that "Robert Wright, Jr. of Mecklenburg County, Virginia was entitled to a certain Negro by his intermarriage with Rebecca Turner, now Rebecca Wright."5

     In 1812, Rebecca Turner lived in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.6

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820as Rebeccah Wright with: three free white males between 10 and 16; two free white males between 16 and 26; one free white female between 16 and 26; and one free white female between 26 and 45 (herself)Mecklenburg County, Virginia7

Citations

  1. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009.
  2. [S1685] Warren County, North Carolina Record of Wills, Accounts, Inventories, and Settlements, vols. 10-13, 1798-1807, FHL Film 0,531,532, microreproduction of manuscript and typescript filmed by North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Stephen Turner will, Volume 10, pages 193-198.
  3. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Marriage Bond 28.
  4. [S5766] "North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 27 Jan 2021, entry for Robert Wright and Rebecca Turner, 1810, Warren County Marriage Bonds 1779-1873, image 5222 of 5237; citing original data from the North Carolina County Registers of Deeds.
  5. [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.
  6. [S928] Beattie, Ginger L. Christmas, abstractor. Minutes of the Warren County, North Carolina Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1810-1813, VII (Foreset Grove: Ancestral Tracks, 2002), At February Court 1812, Stephen Turner gave evidence to show that Robert Wright, Jr., of Mecklenburg County, Virginia was entitled to a certain Negro by his intermarriage with Rebecca Turner, now Rebecca Wright..
  7. [S59] "1820 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Roll 130, page 304, line 26, Rebeccah 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.

Stephen R. Turner1

M, #835
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner1 b. 31 Aug 1766, d. b May 1834
MotherJoannah Rives b. 1765, d. b Feb 1837
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     In May 1835, the land of Terisha Turner, dec'd, was alloted to his heirs in this term of Court in Warren County, North Carolina. Heirs named: Terisha Turner; Stephen R. Turner; Reaves Turner; Martha Williams; Susanna Stephens' heirs; Ellenora White; John Stephens by right of his wife Susanah (I thought her husband was Asa?); Thomas White by right of his wife.2

     There was a Stephen R. Turner enumerated in 1850 and 1860 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, but there's no way to know if it's the right man.

Citations

  1. [S6415] "Warren County, North Carolina: Record of Willls, Accounts, Inventories, and Settlements, 1830-1837," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Terisha Turner, dec'd, 1835, vol. 35, pages 117-119|images 665-666 of 831 : accessed 2 Jan 2021, unknown cd3.
  2. [S6415] "Warren Co., NC Wills, Accts., v. 33-35, 1830-1837," FamilySearch, Terisha Turner, dec'd, 1835, vol. 35, pages 117-119 at Provo, Utah, accessed 2 Jan 2021, images 665-666 of 831.

Rives Turner1,2

M, #836, b. between 1800 and 1810
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner3 b. 31 Aug 1766, d. b May 1834
MotherJoannah Rives4 b. 1765, d. b Feb 1837
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Lumaga Vaughn b. bt 1794 - 1800
Child
Last Edited2 Jun 2021
     Rives Turner was born between 1800 and 1810, son of Terisha Turner and Joannah Rives.5

     Rives and Lumaga Vaughn obtained a marriage bond on 25 March 1817 in Granville County, North Carolina, with John Wiggins as bondsman and Samuel Sneed as witness.6,2,7

     He lived at Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee.1

     In May 1835, the land of Terisha Turner, dec'd, was alloted to his heirs in this term of Court in Warren County, North Carolina. Heirs named: Terisha Turner; Stephen R. Turner; Reaves Turner; Martha Williams; Susanna Stephens' heirs; Ellenora White; John Stephens by right of his wife Susanah (I thought her husband was Asa?); Thomas White by right of his wife.8

     Mrs. Richardson writes that he died in 1838 which would be difficult given he was enumerated in 1840.9

     On 3 November 1838, he witnessed a land division between the heirs of James Frazor, dec'd, into six lots. Registered 10 May 1839 at Sumner County, Tennessee.10

     On 14 August 1860, a Reevis Turner, 60 years of age and born in North Carolina was enumerated at District 18, Weakley County, Tennessee. Living in his household were: Francis, age 22, also a Farmer;; Lucy, age 22; Rufus, age 17; and L. H. Oliver, age 24, Farmer. Reevis was a Farmer with real estate valued at $1,200 and personal property worth $1,000.11

     On 2 July 1870, who is the Reeves Turner, age 73, living with Sophia, age 68 at District 18, at Weakley County, at Tennessee? Could there be another man with a similar name?12

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820with one free white male under 10; one free white male between 16 and 26 (himself with his first name spelled Reaves); and, one free white female (his wife) between 26 and 45. Two people were engaged in agriculture. Slaves enumerated were one male between 14 and 26 and one female between 14 and 26Granville County, North Carolina13
1830as Rievs Turner with one free white male under 5; one free white male between 10 and 15; one free white male between 30 and 40 years of age (himself); two free white females under 5; one free white female between 5 and 10; and, one free white female between 20 and 30 years of ageNutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina5
1840with one free white male under 5; with one free white male between 5 and 10; one free white male between 10 and 15; one free white male between 40 and 50 (himself); one free white female between 10 and 15; two free white females between 10 and 20; and one free white female between 30 and 40 (presumably his wife). He is listed close to John E. Turner (between 30 and 40)Sumner County, Tennessee14

Citations

  1. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929).
  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:QKJ9-459W, entry for Reaves Turner and Lumaga Vaughan, 25 Mar 1819; citing Granville, North Carolina, United States, p. , Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 306,188, accessed 28 Jun 2016). When the original is viewed, the Rives signature is clear at the bottom of the bond and the date coule be 1817.
  3. [S6415] "Warren County, North Carolina: Record of Willls, Accounts, Inventories, and Settlements, 1830-1837," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Terisha Turner, dec'd, 1835, vol. 35, pages 117-119|images 665-666 of 831 : accessed 2 Jan 2021, unknown cd3.
  4. [S501] Childs. Reliques of the Rives, page 168.
  5. [S683] "1830 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 125, page 578, images 3 and 4, line 16, Rievs 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.
  6. [S304] Holcomb, Brent H.. Marriages of Granville County, North Carolina (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981), Marriage Bond 25.
  7. [S304] Holcomb. Granville Co., NC Marriages, page 330.
  8. [S6415] "Warren Co., NC Wills, Accts., v. 33-35, 1830-1837," FamilySearch, Terisha Turner, dec'd, 1835, vol. 35, pages 117-119 at Provo, Utah, accessed 2 Jan 2021, images 665-666 of 831.
  9. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 12 . 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. [S5979] Denning, Michael, abstractor. Sumner County Tennessee Deed Books 13-16: October 1831-October 1839 (na: MD, 2008), page 39; citing Deed Book 16, page 498.
  11. [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:M8Y7-WS1 ), entry for Reevis Turner, 1860. 18th Civil District, Weakley, Tennessee; citing age 272, household 1959, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 805,278, accessed 2 Oct 2019.
  12. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Weakley County, Tennessee, population schedule, Sheet 12, dwelling 80, family 81, Reeves Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  13. [S59] "1820 United States Federal Census," Granville County, North Carolina, Roll 85, page 11, line 29, Reaves Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M33. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015. Their 1820 census image quality was superior to those available on ancestry.com.
  14. [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:XHT1-KY9 ), entry for Reaves Turner, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing p. 386, line 13, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 534; FHL microfilm 24,549, accessed 2 Oct 2019.

Martha Turner1

F, #837, b. circa 1777, d. 27 June 1851
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner2 b. 31 Aug 1766, d. b May 1834
MotherJoannah Rives b. 1765, d. b Feb 1837
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Francis Williams b. b 1775, d. b 1840
Children
Last Edited16 May 2021
     Martha Turner was born circa 1777, daughter of Terisha Turner and Joannah Rives, in North Carolina.3

     Martha and Francis Williams obtained a marriage bond on 13 October 1819 in Warren County, North Carolina, with both Frances and John Williams as security.4,5

     In May 1835, the land of Terisha Turner, dec'd, was alloted to his heirs in this term of Court in Warren County, North Carolina. Heirs named: Terisha Turner; Stephen R. Turner; Reaves Turner; Martha Williams; Susanna Stephens' heirs; Ellenora White; John Stephens by right of his wife Susanah (I thought her husband was Asa?); Thomas White by right of his wife.6

     Martha Williams left a will dated on 10 October 1850 in Warren County, North Carolina. ". . . being very ill . . ." I give half my estate to my daughter Ann D. Williams and the other half to the children of my son Thomas C. Williams." She names as executors her sons: James M. Williams and John W. Williams.7

     Martha Williams died on 27 June 1851 in Warren County, North Carolina.
     "Matha williams consort of A (or it could be an F) Williams departed this life the 27th June 185(?]) - notation from Susannah Hamner Turner bible.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 4 Feb 2019.8,7

     Her estate was probated in August 1851 in Warren County, North Carolina.7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840as head of a household consisting of: two free white males between 20 and 30; one free white female one free white female bwteen 20 and 30; and one free white female between 60 and 70 (Martha herself)Warren County, North Carolina9
185073 years of age and living within the household of her son, James M. WilliamsNutbush District, Warren County, North Carolina3

Citations

  1. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929).
  2. [S6415] "Warren County, North Carolina: Record of Willls, Accounts, Inventories, and Settlements, 1830-1837," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Terisha Turner, dec'd, 1835, vol. 35, pages 117-119|images 665-666 of 831 : accessed 2 Jan 2021, unknown cd3.
  3. [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:M4B2-D7B ), entry for James M Williams household, 1850, Nutbush, Warren, North Carolina, United States; citing no page number, family 182, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 444,661, accessed 12 Jul 2016.
  4. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Grooms - page 00078.
  5. [S2989] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJ7-SBFD, entry for Frances Williams and Martha Turner, 13 Oct 1819; 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, accessed 12 Jul 2016).
  6. [S6415] "Warren Co., NC Wills, Accts., v. 33-35, 1830-1837," FamilySearch, Terisha Turner, dec'd, 1835, vol. 35, pages 117-119 at Provo, Utah, accessed 2 Jan 2021, images 665-666 of 831.
  7. [S89] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Abstracts of Wills, Warren County, North Carolina 1845-1902, II (Raleigh: D. B. G., 1995), page 130; citing Will Book 41, page 183.
  8. [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.
  9. [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:XHYJ-JCP ), entry for Martha Williams, 1840, Warren, North Carolina, United States; citing page 31, line 23, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 18,098, accessed 12 Jul 2016.

Susanna Turner1

F, #838, b. between 1794 and 1804, d. before 7 July 1829
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner2 b. 31 Aug 1766, d. b May 1834
MotherJoannah Rives b. 1765, d. b Feb 1837
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited1 Jul 2021
     Susanna Turner was born between 1794 and 1804, daughter of Terisha Turner and Joannah Rives.3

     Susanna and Asa Stephens obtained a marriage bond on 1 January 1817 in Warren County, North Carolina, with Stephen Rives as bondsman and Wm. Green, Clerk of the County Court, as a witness.4

     Susanna Stephens died before 7 July 1829 because she died prior to her husband's remarriage on this date as well as the 1835 division of her father's estate. Her children are named among the heirs of Terisha Turner. However, I've been unable to locate Asa, or these children for certain in the 1850 or 1860 census enumerations.

     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her under Stephens or Stevens as of 3 Feb 2019.

     In May 1835, the land of Terisha Turner, dec'd, was alloted to his heirs in this term of Court in Warren County, North Carolina. Heirs named: Terisha Turner; Stephen R. Turner; Reaves Turner; Martha Williams; Susanna Stephens' heirs; Ellenora White; John Stephens by right of his wife Susanah (I thought her husband was Asa?); Thomas White by right of his wife.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820presumably as the one free white female between 16 and 26Mecklenburg County, North Carolina3

Citations

  1. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929).
  2. [S6415] "Warren County, North Carolina: Record of Willls, Accounts, Inventories, and Settlements, 1830-1837," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Terisha Turner, dec'd, 1835, vol. 35, pages 117-119|images 665-666 of 831 : accessed 2 Jan 2021, unknown cd3.
  3. [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:XHGH-823 ), entry for Asa Stephen, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States; citing page 198, line 45, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 84; FHL microfilm 162,800, accessed 1 Sep 2018.
  4. [S454] "North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds 1741 - 1868," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 28 Jul 2000, entry for Asa Stephens and Susan Turner, 1 Jan 1817, Bond# 000162914.
  5. [S6415] "Warren Co., NC Wills, Accts., v. 33-35, 1830-1837," FamilySearch, Terisha Turner, dec'd, 1835, vol. 35, pages 117-119 at Provo, Utah, accessed 2 Jan 2021, images 665-666 of 831.
  6. [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.

Eleanor Turner1

F, #839, b. between 1779 and 1784
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner2 b. 31 Aug 1766, d. b May 1834
MotherJoannah Rives b. 1765, d. b Feb 1837
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Thomas White b. bt 1766 - 1784
Last Edited17 Feb 2021
     Eleanor Turner was born between 1779 and 1784, daughter of Terisha Turner and Joannah Rives. She was between 26 and 44 years of age when she was enumerated in 1810. But, if her father was born c1766, she could not have been born the same year.3 She was also known as Ellenor Turner.4

     Eleanor Turner and Thomas White obtained a marriage bond on 18 April 1808 in Warren County, North Carolina.4,5

     In May 1835, the land of Terisha Turner, dec'd, was alloted to his heirs in this term of Court in Warren County, North Carolina. Heirs named: Terisha Turner; Stephen R. Turner; Reaves Turner; Martha Williams; Susanna Stephens' heirs; Ellenora White; John Stephens by right of his wife Susanah (I thought her husband was Asa?); Thomas White by right of his wife.6

     I cannot find her in subsequent census enumerations for certain, although there were a number of Elenor Whites enumerated - two in North Carolina and one in Mississippi and Indiana. Nor can I find death/burial information as of 20 Dec 2016.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1810presumably she was the free white female between 26 and 44 years of age3
1830Eleanor's age does not fit with the free white female between 30 and 40 enumerated with Thomas White7

Citations

  1. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929).
  2. [S6415] "Warren County, North Carolina: Record of Willls, Accounts, Inventories, and Settlements, 1830-1837," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Terisha Turner, dec'd, 1835, vol. 35, pages 117-119|images 665-666 of 831 : accessed 2 Jan 2021, unknown cd3.
  3. [S688] "1810 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 42, page 327, line 12, Thomas White 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.
  4. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Grooms - page 00078.
  5. [S2989] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJ7-SL39, entry for Thomas White and Elenor Turner, 18 Apr 1808; 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, accessed 26 Jul 2016).
  6. [S6415] "Warren Co., NC Wills, Accts., v. 33-35, 1830-1837," FamilySearch, Terisha Turner, dec'd, 1835, vol. 35, pages 117-119 at Provo, Utah, accessed 2 Jan 2021, images 665-666 of 831.
  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:XHPV-P32 ), entry for Thomas White, Warrenton, Warren, North Carolina, United States; citing 582, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 125; FHL microfilm 18,091, accessed 20 Dec 2016.

John Turner1

M, #840, b. between 1776 and 1794
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherTerisha Turner2 b. 31 Aug 1766, d. b May 1834
MotherJoannah Rives b. 1765, d. b Feb 1837
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited10 Apr 2021
     
A Problem of Gender

     I have puzzled for years over a so-called daughter, John or Johnnie as listed in Reliques of the Rives. I believe the author made a serious mistake in the gender of this individual.1 John Turner was administrator of his mother's estate in 1837. I could find no other John of the right age to have acted in this capacity for Joannah Rives Turner.

     Nor could I ever find a marriage with a (--?--) Milner wherein Milner was the male, or any other documentation to support a gender of female in this marriage. I have decided after reading the estate administration papers to change this individual's gender to male.
     John Turner was born between 1776 and 1794, son of Terisha Turner and Joannah Rives.3 He was also known as Johnnie or, as Jack.

     Reliques of the Rives claims John was female and married (--?--) Milner. I have searched relentlessly for this marriage using both genders and cannot find it even when I stretch the possible marriage year from 1786-1860. I believe the author made a serious error with this and therefore am deleting this marriage.1

     On 5 February 1813, I think this probably is the John Turner who obtained a marriage license with Peggy Baskett with Thomas White (his brother-in-law) and William Reeves (his uncle) as securities at Warren County, North Carolina. One undocumented website seems to indicate John Turner was part of the "other" Turner family in Warren County to which there seems to be a relationship, but this relationship is currently undefined.4

     In 1837, administration of the estate of Joanna Rives Turner was granted to John Turner at February Court in Warren County, North Carolina.5

     In 1838, John Turner, as administrator of his mother's estate, brought suit against Asa Stephens in April Court in Warren County, North Carolina.6

     On 27 July 1839, could he have been the John Turner who married Sarah P. Buchannon this date in Warren County, North Carolina?

     If so, they were enumerated on 5 Oct 1850 in Beaver Dam District, Granville County, North Caroina: he was 55 years of age; she was 35 years of age which seems to fit with a second marriage. Possible children: Jane, age 24; James, age 23; Robert, age 21; Jacob, age 18; Jackson, age 15; Samuel, age 12; Mary, age 8; and Joana, age 5 (the only name that seems a fit). This might indicate that only the the last two children were from the second marriage.7,8

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; and one free white female 26 thru 44 (his wife). Slaves: two males under 14; one male 26 thru 44; one female 26 thru 44. Two persons are engaged in AgricultureWarrenton, Warren County, North Carolina3

Citations

  1. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), page 157.
  2. [S523] Turner, Louise Patton Richardson. Some Turners of Virginia (Tulsa: L. P. R. T., 1965), page 9, citing Childs, Reliques of the Rives . 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.
  3. [S3850] 1820 United States Federal Census, John Turner, 1820, Warrenton, Warren, North Carolina; citing roll 82, page 806, line 12, image 8 of 14, unknown cd5 2 Jan 2021 household; digital image, Ancestry.com (access through subscription); citing National Archives microfilm M33.
  4. [S5766] "North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 2 Jan 2021, entry for John Turner and Peggy Baskett, 1813, Warren County Marriage Bonds, 1779-1873, image 4744 of 5237; citing original data from the North Carolina County Registers of Deeds.
  5. [S262] Gammon, David B., abstractor. Records of Estates, Warren County, North Carolina, 1833-1851, III (Raleigh: D.B.G., c1988), page 6; citing County Court Minutes 1833-1837, page 83.
  6. [S262] Gammon. Estate Recds., Warren Co., NC, III, page 79; citing Minute Docket, Superior Court 1822-1854, page 1091.
  7. [S6417] "North Caroliina Marriage Index, 1741-2004," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 3 Mar 2021, entry for John Turner and Sarah P. Buchannon, 27 Jul 1839, Warren County.
  8. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 3 Mar 2021, entry for John Turner, 1850, Beaver Dam, Granville, North Carolina; citing roll 631, page 127b, family 96, image 12 of 27; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.