Roberdeau Wheat Seay1

M, #22869, b. 24 June 1857, d. 2 July 1931
FatherDr. John H. Seay Jr1 b. 1825, d. 9 May 1898
MotherSelina Patten Wheat1 b. 12 Jun 1827, d. 28 Nov 1872

Family

Adelle Esther Autey b. Jul 1869
Last Edited13 Jan 2021
     Roberdeau Wheat Seay was born on 24 June 1857, son of Dr. John H. Seay Jr and Selina Patten Wheat, in Alabama.1,2,3,4

     Roberdeau Wheat Seay, 30, married Adelle Esther Autey, 18, daughter of Stanton Daye Autey and Emma Jane Turner, on 17 May 1888 in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. They had two known children: Adele Carter Seay and Robert Seay.1

     Roberdeau Wheat Seay died on 2 July 1931 at age 74 in Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.
     Find a Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 30 Dec 2018.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
190043 years of age. Their three children were enumerated: Adele C., age 8, Roberdeau K., age 6; and a son, Matleso J., age 4New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana2

Citations

  1. [S5335] "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJW-RB7K, entry for Roberdeau Wheat Seay and Adele E Autey, 17 May 1888; citing Orleans, Louisiana, United States, various parish courthouses, Louisiana; FHL microfilm 907,700, accessed 7 Jul 2016).
  2. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS5R-WF1 ): accessed 7 Jul 2016), Roberdeau W Seay, 3rd Precinct New Orleans city Ward 14, Orleans, Louisiana, United States; citing sheet 15B, family 300, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,575.
  3. [S6433] Buchanan, Roberdeau. Genealogy of the Roberdeau Family: including a Biography of General Daniel Roberdeau of the Revolution (Washington D. C.: Joseph L. Pearson, Printer, 1876), accessed 13 Jan 2021, page 168, images 180 of 214 . Digitized and available on Ancestry.com.
  4. [S6433] Buchanan. Roberdeau Family, accessed 13 Jan 2021, page 168, images 180 of 214. States he was born in Lake Providence, Louisiana which makes much more sense than Alabama!.
  5. [S2517] "Louisiana Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1959," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F39X-NJG, entry for Robesdeare Wheat Seay, 02 Jul 1931; citing Jackson, East Feliciana, Louisiana, certificate number 8573, State Archives, Baton Rouge; FHL microfilm 2,312,750, accessed 7 Jul 2016).

George S. Secord1

M, #26160, b. 12 August 1909, d. 25 May 1979

Family

Amanda Lucille Parchman b. 13 Mar 1906, d. 14 Mar 1975
Last Edited19 Feb 2021
     George S. Secord was born on 12 August 1909.2

     George S. Secord married Amanda Lucille Parchman, daughter of Andrew J. Parchman and Eudora Turner.1

     George S. Secord died on 25 May 1979 at age 692 and was buried in San Jose Burial Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 19 Feb 2021, memorial page for Lucillel Parchman Secord (1906-1975) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Eugene Cornelius, maintained by Carole Talk Zinnel, originally created by Eugene Cornelius; citing Pleasanton City Cemetery, Pleasanton, Atascosa County, Texas.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for George S. Secord (1909-1979) at memorial page....

Charles Peter Seitz1

M, #23584, b. 5 May 1885, d. 7 December 1955

Family

Mary W. Dodson b. 24 May 1894, d. 3 Jan 1950
Child
Last Edited7 Mar 2019
     Charles Peter Seitz was born on 5 May 1885.2

     Charles Peter Seitz married Mary W. Dodson.1

     Charles Peter Seitz died on 7 December 1955 at age 70 in 4308 Grove Avenue, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia,2 and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 14 Jun 2016, memorial page for Mary Louise Seitz Turner (1923-2012) at memorial page... Maintained by Denise Drake Horton; citing Turner Duncan Cemetery, Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Charles Peter Seitz (1885-1955)| at memorial page....

Mary Louise Seitz1

F, #23583, b. 20 September 1923, d. 24 September 2012
FatherCharles Peter Seitz2 b. 5 May 1885, d. 7 Dec 1955
MotherMary W. Dodson2 b. 24 May 1894, d. 3 Jan 1950

Family

Edward Milner Turner Jr b. 19 May 1919, d. 23 Mar 1997
Last Edited7 Nov 2020
     Mary Louise Seitz was born on 20 September 1923, daughter of Charles Peter Seitz and Mary W. Dodson, in Richmond, Virginia.2
     Her surname also is spelled as Sykes.3

     Mary Louise Seitz, 19, married Edward Milner Turner Jr, 23, son of Edward Milner Turner and Mary Pierce Duncan, on 23 November 1942.1,4

     Mary Louise Turner died on 24 September 2012 at age 89 in Twin County Regional Hospital, Galax, Virginia,2,5 and was buried on 27 September 2012 in Turner-Duncan Cemetery, Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia. "Mary Louise Seitz Turner, 89, of Laurel Fork, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2012 at Twin County Regional Hospital. Mrs. Turner was born in Richmond, Virginia to the late Charles Peter and Mary Dodson Seitz. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward Milner Turner, Jr. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Edward M. Turner, III and Lora Hunt Turner of Laurel Fork; grandchildren and spouses, Edward M. Turner, IV and Machiko, Samuel D. Turner and Emily, and Anne D. Turner; four great grandchildren; and the grandchildren's mother, Susan Dorsey Turner. A graveside service with burial following will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 12:30 PM at Turner Duncan Cemetery in Laurel Fork with Father Charles Brickner officiating. There will be no visitation. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family."2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 14 Jun 2016, memorial page for Edward Milner Turner, Jr (1919-1997) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by James Brady, maintained by James Brady; citing Turner Duncan Cemetery, Laurel Fork, Carroll County, Virginia.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Mary Louise Seitz Turner (1923-2012) at memorial page....
  3. [S5572] Turner, Stephen Kent, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner at (e-mail address), dated 9 Jan 2017, containing a sheet of birth/death/marriage information taken from the Edward M. Turner Sr Family Bible, presumably by Nellie Bausell. The family bible is very clear at naming her Mary Louise Sykes.
  4. [S5572] Turner. Email, dated 9 Jan 2017, containing a sheet of birth/death/marriage information taken from the Edward M. Turner Sr Family Bible, presumably by Nellie Bausell.
  5. [S6326] "Mrs. Mary Louise Seitz Turner," The Carroll News, at https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/14186061E9504370-14186061E9504370, accessed 24 Sep 2012.

Ida M. Sellars1

F, #23727, b. 28 September 1878, d. 23 January 1900
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

James Crow Turner b. 15 Apr 1866, d. 2 Mar 1948
Children
Last Edited4 Apr 2021
     Ida M. Sellars was born on 28 September 1878.2

     Ida, 15, married James Crow Turner, 27, son of Henry H. Turner and Eleanor N. Mabry, on 1 March 1894 at Clay Faulkner's house in Wickliffe, Ballard County, Kentucky, in the presence of Clay Faulkner and Henry Mansfield.1

     Ida M. Turner died on 23 January 1900 at age 212 and was buried in Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery, La Center, Ballard County, Kentucky.2

Citations

  1. [S5537] "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FW5S-YPV, entry for James C. Turner and Ida M. Sellars, 01 Mar 1894; citing Wickliffe, Ballard, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 977,500, accessed 4 Sep 2016).
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 13 Jan 2021, memorial page for Ida Turner (1878-1900) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by jules61, maintained by Joyce Petty Adams; citing Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery, La Center, Ballard County, Kentucky.
  3. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 31 Mar 2021, entry for James C Turner, 1910, Ballard, Kentucky; citing roll T624_463, page 8A, family 178, FHL microfilm 1,374,476, image 8 of 37; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.

Jacob Burns Senseney1

M, #24954, b. 8 June 1851, d. 29 March 1926

Family

Lula Amanda Moss b. 23 Jul 1859, d. 24 Jun 1933
Last Edited23 Nov 2018
     Jacob Burns Senseney was born on 8 June 1851 in Kentucky. He was the son of Cyrus Senseney and Sarah Tensley Senseney.2,3

     On 13 March 1878, he married Signora "Siggie" Allensworth.3

     Jacob Burns Senseney and Lula Amanda Moss obtained a marriage license on 17 April 1903 in Montgomery County, Tennessee.4

     Jacob Burns Senseney, 51, married Lula Amanda Hewell, 43, daughter of William Daniel Moss and Amanda Malvina Cole, on 19 April 1903 in Montgomery County, Tennessee, with J. L. Teague, Minister of the Gospel, officiating.1,4

     Jacob Burns Senseney died on 29 March 1926 at age 74 in Montgomery County, Tennessee,3 and was buried on 30 March 1926 in Smith Cemetery, Montgomery County, Tennessee.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
191058 years of age and married for the second time for five years. Also living in his household were his stepson, D. Alfred Hewell, age 25; and, his nephew E. Robert Hewell, age 22District 4, Montgomery County, Tennessee2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 13 Apr 2017, memorial page for Lula Amanda Moss Senseney (1859-1933) at memorial page... Maintained by Jerry G. Marable; citing Riverview Cemetery, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee.
  2. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGX7-BN6 ), entry for B Jacob Senaseney, 1910, Civil District 4, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 119, sheet 6B, family 121, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1513; FHL microfilm 1,375,526, accessed 14 Apr 2017.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Jacob Burns "Jake" Senseney (1851-1926) at memorial page....
  4. [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:QK41-G51D, entry for J B Senseney and L A Hewell, 19 Apr 1903; citing Montgomery, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 2,135,144, accessed 13 Apr 2017).

Martha Jane Senter1

F, #23107, b. 1833, d. April 1927

Family

W. H. Rust b. 1826, d. 1901
Child
Last Edited5 Mar 2019
     Martha Jane Senter was born in 1833 in Gibson County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Alvin Blalock Senter (1806-1870) and Janette McNeil Senter (1807-1843.)1

     Martha Jane Senter married W. H. Rust.1

     Martha Jane Rust died in April 1927 in Waverly, Humphreys County, Tennessee,1 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee.1

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 5 Mar 2019, memorial page for Martha Jane Senter Rust (1833-1927) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Toni Kee, maintained by fonda flamingo; citing Oakwood Cemetery, Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Mrs. Nell C. Rust Cowen-Turner (1877-1949) at memorial page....

Mattie J. Senter1

F, #23824, b. circa 1852, d. 29 December 1926

Family

Joseph Wallace Harrell b. 9 May 1851, d. 3 Oct 1914
Child
Last Edited18 Dec 2020
     Mattie J. Senter was born circa 1852 in Sumner County, Tennessee.2

     Mattie J. Senter married Joseph Wallace Harrell, 24, on 21 November 1875 in Sumner County, Tennessee.2,1

     Mattie J. Harrell died on 29 December 1926 in Bethpage, Sumner County, Tennessee,3 and was buried in Bethpage Cemetery, Bethpage, Sumner County, Tennessee.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
188028 years of ageNew Roe Township, Allen County, Kentucky2

Citations

  1. [S6338] "Tennessee, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 18 Dec 2020, entry for Joseph W. Harrell and Mattie J. Senter, 1875, Sumner County; citing original data from the State of Tennessee.
  2. [S3458] "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSZM-YKD, entry for Gertrude Harrell Turner, 21 Jun 1945; citing Bethpage Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, cn 11526, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 2,137,359, accessed 9 Sep 2016).
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 18 Dec 2020, memorial page for Mattie Senter Harrell (1850-19126 at memorial page..., photograph of grave by BBrown, maintained by L.M.L.; citing Bethpage Cemetery, Bethpage, Sumner County, Tennessee.

Frank M. Severs1

M, #23566, b. 1880, d. 1953

Family

Flora M. Payne b. 13 Jul 1887, d. 1 Oct 1979
Child
Last Edited15 Nov 2020
     Frank M. Severs was born in 1880 in Illinois. He was the son of John Marion Severs (1846-1928) and Casada McMillen Severs (1849-1919.)2

     Frank M. Severs married Flora M. Payne in 1906 in Jefferson County, Illinois.1

     Frank M. Severs died in 19532 and was buried in Tuscola Township Cemetery, Tuscola, Douglas County, Illinois.2

Citations

  1. [S6344] "Illlinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 15 Nov 2020, entry for Frank M. Severs and Flora N. Payne, 1906, Jefferson County, FHL Microfilm 1,004,739.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 15 Nov 2020, memorial page for Frank McMillen Severs (1880-1953) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by kstev99, maintained by kstev99; citing Tuscola Township Cemetery, Tuscola, Douglas County, Illinois.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Iola May Severs Turner (1907-1991) at memorial page....

Iola May Severs1

F, #23565, b. 6 April 1907, d. 20 February 1991
FatherFrank M. Severs2 b. 1880, d. 1953
MotherFlora M. Payne2 b. 13 Jul 1887, d. 1 Oct 1979

Family

Baxter Kent Turner b. 25 Feb 1902, d. 30 Jan 1993
Last Edited4 Feb 2021
     Iola May Severs was born on 6 April 1907, daughter of Frank M. Severs and Flora M. Payne, in Illinois.2

     Iola May Severs, 19, married Baxter Kent Turner, 24, son of Edward Milner Turner and Mary Pierce Duncan, on 8 May 1926 in Marion County, Illinois. According to Find A Grave they had three children: Baxter K. Turner Jr; Herbert M. Turner; and, Cornelia Turner.1,3

     Iola May Turner died on 20 February 1991 at age 832 and was buried in Tuscola Township Cemetery, Tuscola, Douglas County, Illinois.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
193022 years of age and married at the age of 19Chicago, Cook County, Illinois4

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 14 Jun 2016, memorial page for Baxter Kent Turner, Sr (1902-1993) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by kstev99, maintained by Paul Di Troia; citing Tuscola Township Cemetery, Tuscola, Douglas County, Illinois.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Iola May Severs Turner (1907-1991) at memorial page....
  3. [S6447] "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK92-RX9D ), entry for Baxter Kent Turner and Iola May Severs, 08 May 1926; citing Marion, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,010,516, accessed 4 Feb 2021.
  4. [S5533] "United States Census, 1930," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSPD-M9Z ), entry for Baxter K Turner, Chicago (Districts 1251-1500), Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1311, sheet 7A, line 12, family 157, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 471; FHL microfilm 2,340,206, accessed 4 Feb 2021.

Minnie Frances Sharer1,2

F, #23473, b. 24 December 1876, d. 24 April 1968

Family

William Travis Oliver b. 28 Jun 1872, d. 3 Jul 1939
Children
Last Edited4 Jun 2021
     Minnie Frances Sharer was born on 24 December 1876 in Butler County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Joseph Christopher Sharer (1842-1925) and Lucinda Emma Cisney Sharer (1849-1931.)2

     Minnie and William Travis Oliver obtained a marriage bond on 27 September 1891 in Sumner County, Tennessee.1,3

     Minnie Frances Oliver died on 24 April 1968 at age 91 in Kentucky,2 and was buried in Orange Cemetery, Davis Crossroads, Butler County, Kentucky.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
191034 years of age, married eighteen years and having borne three children all of whom are livingSugar Grove, Butler County, Kentucky4
192042 years of ageSugar Grove, Butler County, Kentucky5
193052 years of age and married at the age of 14District 2, Butler County, Kentucky6

Citations

  1. [S3743] "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NS9C-RQZ, entry for William Travis Oliver, 1939; citing Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States, Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,913,356, accessed 18 Aug 2016).
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 30 Dec 2018, memorial page for Minnie Frances Sharer Oliver (1876-1968) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by April Adeline Engler, maintained by Madeline Welch; citing Orange Cemetery, Davis Crossroads, Butler County, Kentucky.
  3. [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:QKH3-5W1T, entry for W T Oliver and Minnie Sharer, 27 Sep 1891; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 969,867, accessed 4 Jun 2021).
  4. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M28J-R26 ), entry for William T Oliver, Sugar Grove, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 31, sheet 9A, family 176, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 468; FHL microfilm 1,374,481, accessed 7 Oct 2019.
  5. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH2K-MW8: accessed 7 Oct 2019), Travis W Oliver, Sugar Grove, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing ED 37, sheet 7A, line 14, family 128, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 561; FHL microfilm 1,820,561.
  6. [S5533] "United States Census, 1930," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMDG-VNT ), entry for Travis Olliver, District 2, Butler, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 5, sheet 9A, line 67, family 189, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 733; FHL microfilm 2,340,468, accessed 7 Oct 2019.

Annie Lou Sharp1,2

F, #26237, b. 5 August 1888, d. 18 September 1971

Family

Frank Samuel Turner b. 16 Feb 1887, d. 21 Jan 1968
Last Edited24 Feb 2021
     Annie Lou Sharp was born on 5 August 1888 in Virginia.1,2

     Annie, 27, married Frank Samuel Turner, 28, son of Samuel James Turner and Sallie B. Blanks, on 20 October 1915 in Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia.1,3

     Annie Lou Turner died on 18 September 1971 at age 83 in Lynchburg, (Independent City), Virginia,2 and was buried in Fort Hill Memorial Park, Lynchburg, (Independent City), Virginia.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
192032 years of ageLynchburg, (Independent City), Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 24 Feb 2021, entry for Frank Turner, 1920, Lynchburg, Virginia; citing roll T625_1896, page 14A, family 326, image 27 of 52; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 24 Feb 2021, memorial page for Annie L. Sharp Turner (1886-1971) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Katherine Hampshire-Mach, maintained by Katherine Hampshire-Mach; citing Fort Hill Memorial Park. Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia.
  3. [S6332] "Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940," index, (Ancestry.com Operations: (Provo, Utah), accessed 24 Feb 2021, entry for Frank Sam'l Turner and Annie Sharp, Lynchburg, Campbell, I 601 page 5, line 277, FHL microfilm 2.048,489.

Eunie Shaw1

F, #25606, b. 19 June 1855, d. 13 February 1937

Family

Samuel Edmond Turner b. 1 Oct 1855, d. 25 Jan 1944
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
     Eunie Shaw was born on 19 June 1855 in Kentucky.2

     Eunie and Samuel Edmond Turner obtained a marriage bond on 4 November 1895 in Ballard County, Kentucky.3

     Eunie Shaw, 40, married Samuel Edmond Turner, 40, son of Henry H. Turner and Eleanor N. Mabry, on 5 November 1895 in Wickliffe, Ballard County, Kentucky.1

     Eunie Turner died on 13 February 1937 at age 812 and was buried in Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery, La Center, Ballard County, Kentucky.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1910as Unie, 54 years of age, married thirteen years and having borne no childrenDistrict 1, Ballard County, Kentucky4

Citations

  1. [S6343] "Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 19 Mar 2021, entry for S. E. Turner and Eunie Shaw, 5 Nov 1895, Ballard County Marriages, 1893-1902, page 256, image 603 of 613.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Dec 2018, memorial page for Eunie Shaw Turner (1855-1937) at memorial page... Maintained by Joyce Petty Adams; citing Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery, La Center, Ballard County, Kentucky.
  3. [S6343] "KY County Marr. Recds., 1783-1965," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., entry for S. E. Turner and Eunil Shaw, 5 Nov 1895, Ballard County Marriages, 1893-1902, page 256, image 603 of 613.
  4. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 19 Mar 2021, entry for Samuel Turner, 1910, Ballard, Kentucky; citing roll T624_463, page 16A, family 249, FHL microfilm 1,374,476, image 24 of 37; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.

Jesse W. Shaw1

M, #22146, d. 11 June 1850

Family

Mary J. Turner b. c 1828, d. 2 Aug 1893
Child
Last Edited23 May 2021
     Jesse W. Shaw married Mary J. Turner, daughter of John F. Turner and Sarah A. Tryall, on 19 December 1844 in Pike County, Missouri.1

     Jesse W. Shaw died on 11 June 1850 because on this date his wife was enumerated as a widow.2

Citations

  1. [S5085] "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch.org: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WPML-RQMM, entry for Jessee W Shaw and Mary Turner, 19 Dec 1844; citing Marriage, Pike, Missouri, United States, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City; FHL microfilm 007514148, accessed 1 Dec 2020).
  2. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 48 of 86 ), entry for John Turner, 1880, Louisiana, Pike, Missouri; citing roll 709, page 494D, family 432, accessed 21 Sep 2020.

Jesse Webb Shaw1

M, #25990, b. circa 1846
Relationship2nd great-grandnephew of Terisha Turner
FatherJesse W. Shaw1 d. 11 Jun 1850
MotherMary J. Turner1 b. c 1828, d. 2 Aug 1893
Last Edited14 Jan 2021
     Jesse Webb Shaw was born circa 1846, son of Jesse W. Shaw and Mary J. Turner, in Missouri.1

     On 27 October 1865, he married Marinda Shaw at Pike County, Missouri.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18504 years of age and living with his widowed mother in her father's householdCuivre County, Pike County, Missouri1
186014 years of age and living with his mother in his grandfather's householdLouisiana, Pike County, Missouri3

Citations

  1. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 48 of 86 ), entry for John Turner, 1880, Louisiana, Pike, Missouri; citing roll 709, page 494D, family 432, accessed 21 Sep 2020.
  2. [S5559] "Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002," index and images, Ancestry.com (Provo, Utah): accessed 14 Jan 2021, entry for Webb Shaw and Marinda Shaw, 1865, Pike County, 1865-1908, page 51, image 28 of 408; citing original data from the "Missouri Marriage Records". Jefferson City, Missouri.
  3. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 14 Jan 2021), John Turner, 1860, Louisiana, Pike, Missouri; citing page 258, family 788, FHL microfilm 803,639.

Sarah Marinda Shaw1

F, #1302, b. 22 December 1841, d. before 1889

Family

Stephen J. Johnson b. bt 1838 - 1839
Last Edited24 Dec 2020
     Sarah Marinda Shaw was born on 22 December 1841. She was the daughter of James Logan Shaw and Marinda Harder.1

     Sarah Marinda Shaw, 18, married Stephen J. Johnson, son of Benjamin J. Johnson and Rebecca Turner, on 10 October 1860 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with G. B. Allen as bondsman and John Winn, M. G. officiating. This was not indicated on the ancestry source, but there is a source that is not shown

     They had six children.2,1

     Sarah Marinda Johnson died before 1889 when a Loose Record #11379, J. L. Shaw vs. Ann T. Marlin, tells us that Sarah M. Johnson is deceased and gives the her heirs without naming them.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
187028 years of ageDistrict 11, Weakley County, Tennessee3
188037 years of ageCotton Hill Township, Dunklin County, Missouri4

Citations

  1. [S5956] Turner, Jerry, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner (e-mail address), dated 15 Sep 2019, entitled "John L. Turner Family", containing "Analysis of John L Turner Family". Citing "Descendants of Benjamin J. Johnson", submitted by Jan J. Barnes, 2006, page 12 of 15, online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~providence/scr_benjaminjohnson.htm (downloaded 13 Sep 2012).
  2. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 24 Dec 2020, entry for Stephen J Johnson and Sarah M Shaw, 1860, Sumner County Marriagegs Jun 1854-Jan 1895, page 188, image 131 of 456; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  3. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 24 Dec 2020, entry for S J Johnson, 1870, Weakley, Tennessee; citing roll 1570, page 184B, family 180, FHL Microfilm 553,069, image 25 of 36; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  4. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 1 of 22 ), entry for S. J. Johnson, 1880, Cotton Hil, Dunklin, Missouri; citing roll 685, page 570A, family 54, accessed 24 Dec 2020.

Ann Maria Shearer1,2

F, #26798, b. 3 September 1839, d. 15 April 1927

Family

William Hiram Turner b. c 1833, d. 6 Sep 1904
Child
Last Edited22 Jul 2021
     Ann Maria Shearer was born on 3 September 1839 in Appomattox County, Virginia. She was the daughter of William Shearer and Harriet Brown.2

     Ann, 25, married William Hiram Turner, son of William Spencer Turner and Frances Jane Cheatwood, on 3 May 1865 in Appomattox County, Virginia.3

     On 13 March 1922, Ann Maria filed for a widow's pension for her husband's service during the Civil War under the ACt of 1902 Pensions at Lynchburg, (Independent City), Virginia.4

     Ann Maria Turner died of Chronic Nephritis (uraemic coma) on 15 April 1927 at age 87 in Grace Memorial Hospital, Lynchburg, (Independent City), Virginia.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
187031 years of ageTemperance Township, Amherst County, Virginia1
1880as Maria A. and 40 years of ageDistrict 15, Amherst County, Virginia5

Citations

  1. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Jul 2021, entry for William H Turner, 1870, Temperance, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll M593_1633, page 560B, family 254, image 34 of 87; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  2. [S6048] "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Jul 2021, entry for Ann Maria Turner, 15 Apr 1927, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Stamped 7864, image 399 of 576.
  3. [S6057] "Alabama, Texas and Virginia, Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Jul 2021, entry for William Hiram Turner by Mrs. Ann Maria Turner, 13 Mar 1922, Campbell County, Virginia.
  4. [S6057] "AL, TX & VA Confed. Pensions, 1884-1958," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for William Hiram Turner by Mrs. Ann Maria Turner, 13 Mar 1922, City of Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, images 1031-1034 of 1200.
  5. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 10 of 55 ), entry for Wm. H. Turner, 1880, Amherst, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 1353, page 115B, family 65, accessed 21 Jul 2021.

John Rufus Sheldon1

M, #26056, b. 17 March 1880, d. December 1976

Family

Miranda Page Turner b. Jul 1880, d. 28 Aug 1945
Last Edited31 Mar 2021
     John Rufus Sheldon was born on 17 March 1880 in Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois.2,3
     He was also known as J. A.4

     John, 25, married Miranda Page Turner, 25, daughter of Andrew Jackson Turner and Eudora Clementine McCauley, on 19 November 1905 in Lewis County, Idaho.4,5

     John registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 at Bureau County, Illinois. He was 38 years of age and living in Tampico, Whiteside County, Illinois. He is described as a Farmer, Tall, Slender build, with blue eyes and dark hair.

     Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. Obviously, not everyone who was registered for the draft was drafted or served in the military.

     With no end in sight for the end of World War I, a third and final registration law was instituted which now included all men between the ages of 18 and 45 which added younger men that the previous registrations laws and an older group of men born between 1873 and 1900, meaning he had to register.2

     According to the cited source, John and Miranda lived in Oklahoma where he was a physician.4 Obviously, this is incorrect as proven by the census enumerations and draft registrations.

     John registered for the draft on 27 April 1942 at Tampico, Whiteside County, Illinois. He was 62 years of age and is described as being 5' 9 1/2" in height, 140 pounds, with blue eyes, gray hair and a light complexion.

     The Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, also known as the Burke–Wadsworth Act, enacted September 16, 1940, was the first peacetime conscription in United States history. The Selective Service Act required that men who had reached their 21st birthday but had not yet reached their 36th birthday register with local draft boards. Later, when the U.S. entered World War II after Pearl Harbor, all men from their 18th birthday until the day before their 45th birthday were made subject to military service, and all men from their 18th birthday until the day before their 65th birthday were required to register.6

     John Rufus Sheldon died in December 1976 at age 967 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois.8

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
192039 years of age. Their children: Edith E., age 13, born in Idaho; and Clarence T., age 12, born in TennesseeFairfield Township, Bureau County, Illinois9
Farmer9

Citations

  1. [S6129] "U. S., World War II Draft Registrationi Cards, 1942," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 2 Feb 2021, entry for John Rufus Sheldon, 1942, Illinois, Serial No. 1135, Order No. (blank), images 1532-1533 of 1999. Provides his middle name.
  2. [S6013] "U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 2 Feb 2021, entry for John R Sheldon, 1918, Bureau County Illinois, Stamped 1447, Order No. A2441, image 172 of 525.
  3. [S6129] "U.S. WWII Draft Reg. Cards, 1942," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., entry for John Rufus Sheldon, 1942, Illinois, Serial No. 1135, Order No. (blank), image 1532-1533 of 1999.
  4. [S6443] Hale, Will T.. A History of Tenessee and Tennesseans: the Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1913), accessed 30 Jan 2021, page 1174, image 1245 of 2792 . Digitized and indexed on ancestry.com.
  5. [S6444] "Idaho, Marriage Records, 1863-1967," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 2 Feb 2021, entry for J. R. Sheldon and M. Page Turner, 1905, Lewis County.
  6. [S6129] "U.S. WWII Draft Reg. Cards, 1942," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., entry for John Rufus Sheldon, 1942, Illinois, Serial No. 1135, Order No. (blank), images 1532-1533 of 1999.
  7. [S515] "U. S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014," index, Ancestry. com Operations Inc. (Provo Utah), 2 Feb 2021; citing original data from the U. S. Social Security Administration.
  8. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 2 Feb 2021, memorial page for John R. Sheldon (1880-1976) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Dave Jindrich, maintained by Dave Jindrich; citing Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois.
  9. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 2 Feb 2021, entry for John R Sheldon, 1920, Fairfield, Bureau, Illinois; citing roll T625_300, page 2A, family 136, image 13 of 16; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.

Franklin M. Shell1,2,3

M, #24903, b. June 1860, d. 26 April 1926

Family

Clara Ward Carver b. c 1863, d. 26 Jan 1949
Last Edited8 Apr 2017
     Franklin M. Shell was born in June 1860 in Missouri.2
     He also is reported to have been born on 21 June 1858 in Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri.3

     Franklin M. Shell, 23, married Clara Ward Carver, daughter of Reuben Homer Carver and Mary C. Robnett, on 20 December 1883 in Pike County, Missouri.1

     Their children were enumerated as: Ernest C., born ? 1887 (crossed out and 1877 written in which is impossible), 13 years of age; and, Ruben, born Nov. 1890, 9 years of age.2

     Their son, Reuben Shell, born Nov 1890 in Kansas City, died 28 Feb 1923 in Kansas City. He was a railroad fireman and his death was ruled a homicide.4

     Franklin M. Shell died on 26 April 1926 at age 65 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri,3 and was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
190039 years of age and married sixteen yearsKansas City, Jackson County, Missouri2
Traveling Salesman2
191050 years of age and married twenty-five years. Also living in his household were his two sons: Ernest C., age 24 and Rubin H., age 19; as well as two boardersKansas City, Jackson County, Missouri5
Commercial Traveler5
192060 years of age. Also living in his household were his son, Rubin, age 25 and Rubin's wife, Margaret L., age 21Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri6
Insurance (presumably an insurance salesman)6

Citations

  1. [S3854] "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V281-RWG, entry for F. M. Shell and Clara W. Carver, 20 Dec 1883; citing Pike,Missouri; FHL microfilm 974,636, accessed 7 Apr 2017).
  2. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3ZQ-MVC ): accessed 7 Apr 2017), Frank M Shell, 1900, Precinct 11 Kansas City Ward 10, Jackson, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 118, sheet 5B, family 109, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,864.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 8 Apr 2017, memorial page for Franklin M "Frank" Shell (1858-1926) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Deberie, maintained by Virginia Brown; citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Reuben Shell (1890-1923) at memorial page....
  5. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2YX-BJ1 ), entry for Frank M Shell, 1910, Kansas Ward 10, Jackson, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 141, sheet 10B, family 265, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 788; FHL microfilm 1,374,801, accessed 8 Apr 2017.
  6. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8HN-J6F: accessed 8 Apr 2017), Frank M Shell, 1920, Kansas City Ward 10, Jackson, Missouri, United States; citing ED 155, sheet 3B, line 88, family 90, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 926; FHL microfilm 1,820,926.

Edgar Allen Shelton1,2

M, #26650, b. 20 September 1852, d. 23 August 1937

Family

Sallie A. Turner b. c 1862, d. b 17 Sep 1902
Last Edited26 Jun 2021
     Edgar Allen Shelton was born on 20 September 1852 in Amherst County, Virginia. He was the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Roane Shelton of Amherst County, Virginia.3

     Edgar, 32, married Sallie A. Turner, daughter of Washington R. Turner and Ann F. Hargrove, on 22 February 1885 in Nelson County, Virginia.1

     On 17 December 1902, at some point after Sallie Turner Shelton's death he married Sallie Ore at Campbell County, Virginia.4

     He had been a painter working for himself until 1922, according to his death certificate.3

     Edgar Allen Shelton died of Heart Disease and Chronic Endocarditis on 23 August 1937 at age 84 in Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia,3 and was buried in Presbyterian Cemetery, Lynchburg, (Independent City), Virginia. His burial information shows him as married to Sallie Orr/Ore.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
House Painter6
192068 years of age. Children: John L., age 16; Clyde A., age 10; Mary V, age 8; Woodson J., age 5; and Hilda J, age 2 5/12Lynchburg, (Independent City), Virginia6

Citations

  1. [S6332] "Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940," index, (Ancestry.com Operations: (Provo, Utah), accessed 2 Jun 2021, entry for Edgar A. Shelton and Sally A. Turner, 22 Feb 1885, Nelson County, page 58, In 16, FHL microfilm 32,734.
  2. [S6048] "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 2 Jun 2021, entry for Edgar Allen Shelton, 23 Aug 1937, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Stamped 19053, image 129 of 371. Provides his full middle name.
  3. [S6048] "VA Death Recds., 1912-2014," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Edgar Allen Shelton, 23 Aug 1937, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Stamped 19053, image 129 of 371.
  4. [S6332] "VA Select Marriages, 1785-1940," index, Ancestry.com Operations, entry for Edgar Allen Poe Shelton and Sallie Ore, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Ref. ID page 4, line 42, FHL microfilm 2.048,489.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 25 Jun 2021, memorial page for Edgar Allen Shelton (1851-1937) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Darrell Landrum, maintained by Darrell Landrum; citing Presbyterian Cemetery, Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia.
  6. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 2 Jun 2021, entry for Edgar A Shelton, 1920, Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Virginia; citing roll T625_1896, page 3B, family 63, image 6 of 36; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.

H. Shelton1

M, #1072

Family

Mary E. Payne b. c 1845, d. a 1880
Last Edited14 Jan 2021
     H. Shelton married Mary E. Payne, daughter of Simpson Payne and Elizabeth Turner. I cannot find a marriage record for this couple in Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana or Texas. I did find a marriage record of a Whiten Shelton and a M. E. Sullivan, but could not find an earlier marriage for Mary E. with a Sullivan.

     I cannot find a census enumeration for him in 1860 or 1870 as of 14 Jan 2021.

Citations

  1. [S3548] "Simpson Payne", contributed by Jerald Wilson, online at http://tngenweb.org/sumner/fasimpa.htm , website address verified 19 Jun 2019.

Marshal F. Shelton1,2

M, #26668, b. 13 October 1847, d. 21 October 1925

Family

Laura Alice Pollard b. 1 Jun 1856, d. 28 Aug 1917
Last Edited28 Jun 2021
     Marshal F. Shelton was born on 13 October 1847.3

     Marshal, 29, married Laura Alice Pollard, 20, daughter of James Joseph Pollard and Sarah Elizabeth Turner, on 5 April 1877 in Houston County, Tennessee.1

     They had the following known children, according to their memorial pages: Lavella Shelton Bratschi (1877-1947); Pollard Shelton (1880-1881); Sarah Martha Shelton Torian (1885-1972); Robert Lewis Shelton (1890-1978) and Opie Reed Shelton (1894-1962).4

     Marshal F. Shelton died on 21 October 1925 at age 783 and was buried in Erin Oak Hill Cemetery, Erin, Houston County, Tennessee.3

Citations

  1. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 27 Jun 2021, entry for M F Shelton and L A Pollard, 5 Apr 1877, Houston County Marriages Apr 1871-Jun 1899, page 36, #262, image 45 of 1019; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Jun 2021, memorial page for Marshal F Shelton (1847-1925) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by LesaK, maintained by LesaK; citing Erin Oak Hill Cemetery, Erin, Houston County, Tennessee. Provides his full first name.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Marshal F Shelton (1847-1925) at memorial page....
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Laura A Pollard Shelton (1856-1917) at memorial page....

James Wilson Shepard Sr1,2

M, #429, b. 10 October 1914, d. 1 October 1997

Family

Pauline Prewitt McClinton b. 2 Nov 1916, d. 6 Aug 2005
Last Edited29 Nov 2018
     James Wilson Shepard Sr was born on 10 October 1914 in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. He was the son of Floyd Euvelle Shepard (1893-1958) and Annette Lee Jaco Shepard (1892-1976.)2 He received a from the University of Texas degree at Austin, Travis County, Texas.3

     James Wilson Shepard Sr and Pauline Prewitt McClinton obtained a marriage license on 21 June 1937 in Harris County, Texas.1

     James Wilson Shepard Sr, 22, married Pauline Prewitt McClinton, 20, daughter of Benjamin Holmes McClinton and Dora Blanche Turner, on 2 July 1937 in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas, with Rev. M. H. Applewhite, Presbyterian Minister, officiating.1

     James Wilson Shepard Sr died on 1 October 1997 at age 82 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas,3 and was buried in Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.
     Obituary appearing in the Dallas Morning News on October 2, 1997, revealed, in part:
James died after a long struggle with Parkinson Disease at home. His courage will be remembered by those who loved and cared for him. He received his B.B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of two fraternities and was President of the School of Business Administration in 1936. Jim served twelve years as a Special Agent of the FBI and then became prominent in the consumer finance and insurance fields.

     Jim served from 1941 to 1952 as an FBI Agent.2

Citations

  1. [S5592] "Texas, Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 26 Dec 2016.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Nov 2018, memorial page for James Wilson Shepard, Sr (1914-1997) at memorial page... Maintained by Joe Pearce; citing Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.
  3. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner.

Robert S. Shepherd

M, #26208, b. circa 1874, d. 18 August 1938

Family

Mattie B. Page b. c 1869
Last Edited22 Feb 2021
     Robert S. Shepherd was born circa 1874 in Virginia.1

     Robert married Mattie B. Page, daughter of Henry Clay Page and Martha Perkins Turner, on 19 May 1897 in Lovingston, Nelson County, Virginia.2,3

     Robert S. Shepherd died on 18 August 1938 in Washington, District of Columbia,4 and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Prince George's County, Maryland.4,5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
191036 years of age and married thirteen yearsWheaton, Montgomery County, Maryland6
Clerk, Post Office Supply Department6
192046 years of age. Children: Watson P. age 21, Machinist in Motorcycle Shop; Robert S., age 15, Clerk, Railroad Administration; and Emma Louise, age 10, all of whom were born in Maryland. There also were also four roomersWashington, District of Columbia1,6
Disbursing Clerk, Post Office1

Citations

  1. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNLG-R58: accessed 22 Feb 2021), Robert S Shepherd, 1920, Washington, District of Columbia; Sheet No. 3B, household 67, FHL microfilm 1,820,208.
  2. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2FB-D7W ), entry for Robert S Shepherd, Wheaton, Montgomery, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 120, sheet 1B, family 12, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 566; FHL microfilm 1,374,579, accessed 22 Feb 2021. Says they have been married thirteen years.
  3. [S6332] "Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940," index, (Ancestry.com Operations: (Provo, Utah), accessed 22 Feb 2021, entry for Ro. Shepherd and M. B. Page, 19 May 1897, Lovinston, Nelson page 93, In 32, FHL microfilm 32,734.
  4. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 22 Feb 2021, entry for Robert S. Shepherd, Evening Star (Washington, District of Columbia), issue of 19 Aug 1938, page 10, image 8 of 27.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 22 Feb 2021, memorial page for Robert S Shepherd Sr. (1871-1938) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Gene White, maintained by Wanda White, originally created by Gene White; citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Prince Goerge's County, Maryland.
  6. [S5516] "1910 U. S. Census," Robert S Shepherd, Wheaton, Montgomery, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 120, sheet 1B, family 12, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 566; FHL microfilm 1,374,579, accessed 22 Feb 2021 at ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2FB-D7W ).

Ruth Marie Shipman1

F, #23796, b. 26 August 1924, d. 24 September 2004

Family

Sidney William Turner b. 5 May 1908, d. 11 Aug 1982
Last Edited2 Jan 2017
     Ruth Marie Shipman was born on 26 August 1924 in Kenefic, Bryan County, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Thomas David Shipman Jr. and Thanie Askew.2

     I believe she was first married to Marvin Eugene Jones (1922-1988) who died in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas. He had been a Tec 5 in the US Army during World War II.2

     Ruth Marie Shipman, 36, married Sidney William Turner, 52, son of Edward Ralph Turner and Agnes Augusta Caruthers, on 15 April 1961 in Clark County, Nevada.1,3

     Ruth Marie Turner died on 24 September 2004 at age 80 in Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma,2 and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Nida, Johnston County, Oklahoma.2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 7 Sep 2016, memorial page for Sidney William Turner (1908-1982) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Jim and Joy, maintained by Jim and Joy; citing Memory Gardens Cemetery, Amarillo, Randall County, Texas.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Ruth Marie Shipman Turner (1924-2004) at memorial page....
  3. [S5599] "Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005," Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VVJT-YMT, entry for Ruth Jones and Sidney Turner, 15 Apr 1961; from "Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing , Nevada, United States, County Book , p. F15, archive film number , Nevada State Health Division, Carson City, and Clark County Marriage Bureau, Las Vegas, accessed 2 Jan 2017).

Sally Short1

F, #3782, b. between 1801 and 1810

Family

Elmus W. Watkins b. bt 1801 - 1810
Child
Last Edited14 Jan 2021
     Sally Short was born between 1801 and 1810.2

     Sally Short and Elmus W. Watkins obtained a marriage bond on 22 September 1824 in Warren County, North Carolina, with John Andrews as bondsman and C. Drake, C. C. as witness.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840presumably as the free white female 30 thru 39Warren County, North Carolina2

Citations

  1. [S279] Gammon, David, e-mail message from <e-mail address> to Toby Turner, entitled "Jacob Davis Family", dated 29 Feb 2000, with genealogy report attached entitled "a. Jacob Davis (son of Peter Davis & Hannah Turner)". Mr. Gammon is descended from Rhoda Turner and is the author of numerous abstracts of North Carolina public records and reporting on his own line.
  2. [S6008] "1840 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Jan 2021, entry for Elmus Watkins, 1840, Warren, North Carolina; citing roll 372, page 28, line 17, FHL microfilm 18,098, image 20 of 55, National Archives and Records Administration.
  3. [S6417] "North Caroliina Marriage Index, 1741-2004," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Jan 2021, entry for Elmus W Watkins and Sally Short, 1824, Warren County Marriage Bonds, Abstracts 1779-1873), page 263, image 281 of 5237.

Birda Frances Shuck1

F, #25102, b. 30 November 1875, d. 16 May 1948

Family

Reuben Carver Omohundro b. 14 Oct 1868, d. 27 Feb 1906
Last Edited28 Apr 2017
     Birda Frances Shuck was born on 30 November 1875 in Lincoln County, Missouri. She was the daughter of William M. Shuck (1842-1931) and Margaret Elizabeth Frances Graves Shuck (1846-1923).2

     Birda Frances Shuck married Reuben Carver Omohundro, son of Spotswood James Omohundro and Sarah Elizabeth Hutcheson.1

     After Reuben's death, she married James Patrick Simpson (1882-1955).2

     Birda Frances Omohundro Simpson (Shuck) died on 16 May 1948 at age 72 in Lincoln County,2 and was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Apr 2017, memorial page for Reuben Carver Omohundro (1868-1906) at memorial page... Maintained by Neal Underwood; citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Birda Frances "Birdie
    Shuck Simpson (1875-1948) at memorial page....

Dora Anna Shuford1

F, #424, b. 17 September 1850, d. 22 March 1916
FatherDr. Quincy Adams Shuford2 b. 4 Apr 1826, d. 26 Jun 1904
MotherJulia Ann Petty1 b. 1830, d. 24 Dec 1893
Dora Ann Shuford
(picture courtesy of Joy Turner Luke)
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family 1

James B. Long b. c 1843, d. b 10 Feb 1874

Family 2

Rev. Stephen Williamson Turner b. 21 Mar 1842, d. 16 May 1916
Children
Last Edited19 May 2020
     Dora Anna Shuford was born on 17 September 1850, daughter of Dr. Quincy Adams Shuford and Julia Ann Petty, in Catawba County, North Carolina. On the photograph of Dora, it is noted that she had red hair.3,4,1

     Dora Anna, 17, married James B. Long on 7 April 1868 at St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. "James B. Long, the eldest son, when a mere boy, enlisted in Douglas' Texas Battery, and served gallantly through the civil war. He married the pretty and accomplished Miss Dora Shuford, one of the attractive daughters of Dr. Quincy A. Shuford. James moved to Louisiana soon after his marriage where he died in early manhood. He was a noble fellow-intelligent, genial, and companionable. They had two children, (one died in infancy). Shuford Long lives a few miles in the country, a young farmer of promise. He married Miss Lola Story, a prominent and successful farmer of Smith county. They have three children - Turner, Quincy and Lena, who live with their parents on the farm."

     She had a son by him, James Shuford Long, born January 11, 1869 who died in Tyler, Texas on 18 Jul 1954. Although this son was raised by Stephen W. Turner, it is not believed that he was ever officially adopted by him because his name never changed.1

     Dora Anna Long and Rev. Stephen Williamson Turner obtained a marriage license on 10 February 1874 at Tyler, Smith County, Texas5Dora, 31, married Rev. Stephen Williamson Turner, 23, son of Charles Granderson Turner and Sarah Williamson Rainey, on 10 February 1874 at Tyler, Smith County, Texas.3,4

     Dora Anna Turner died of paralysis on 22 March 1916 at age 65 in Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas,6,7 and was buried in Masonic Cemetery, Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas. The inscription reads (her side):
     "TURNER
     MOTHER
     DORA A.
     TURNER
     Sept. 17, 1850
     Mar. 22, 1916"

          "Mrs. Dora A. Turner, wife of Rev. S. W. Turner, was the eldest daughter of Dr. Q. A. and Mrs. Julia Shuford. She was born in Catawba County, N.C., September 17, 1850. She came to Smith County, Texas, with her parents in 1857. Here she grew to young womanhood, and in 1868 was married to Mr. James Long, and to this union one son was born who survives her. Her husband died while this son was a child, and in 1884 she was married to Rev. S. W. Turner, whose heart we fain would comfort in this hour of bereavement. "

     "There were born to Brother and Sister Turner eight children, six boys and two girls. One son, Rev. Neal W. Turner, died in August 1914. All the rest of the children survive her. After many months of serious affliction and much suffering Sister Turner passed to her reward at 9:30 on the morning of March 22, 1916. The writer conducted the funeral services at Gatesville, Texas, Thursday, March 23, from the Methodist Church, assisted the pastor, Brother C. L. Cartwright and the presiding elder, Brother S. J. Rucker."

     "Sister Turner was a Christian from childhood, and hence knew no other life. She filled the sphere of life as the wife of an itinerant Methodist preacher. She was in thorough harmony with her husband and in fullest sympathy with his duties as a pastor, as a presiding elder, as a teacher and editor. In whatever character of work he was engaged or that the church called him to do, she was not only in sympathy and harmony, but by her superior intellect and tact, she was an inspiration to him and in her council he found help. Her home life was most beautiful. The touch of her hand was sufficient to rectify any disorder and the sound of her gentle voice would quiet any disturbed condition. She was most gracious in her home relations."

     "As a mother she occupied a very superior realm. This is manifest from the character of children she has sent out into the world to bless it and make it richer, because of this contribution she has made to it. From these parents have gone out sons and daughters that tell in life and character the story of a well regulated home."

     "Her devotion to her church was marked. She was devoted to the church she loved and in which she had held a membership practically all her life. She labored and toiled with true devotion for the up building and enlargement of Zion. In her personal life she possess all the graces that go to make up the ideal Christian character. Her life was a benediction to those who knew her and those loved her most who knew her best."

     "Sister Turner had a stroke of paralysis several years ago, which impaired her activities and she suffered much inconvenience and much more pain from this affliction; a little over a year ago she was stricken again and this last was more severe than the first, and grew worse until it deprived her of her speech and finally resulted in her death as above recorded. The end came peacefully as if some angel messenger had been sent to keep vigil beside her bed and stay the cruel hand that would send a dart of pain into her body, but would lead her into the very presence of her Christ who conquered death, and teach her to lean her head upon His breast and breathe her life out sweetly there. Thus she lived and thus she died, and thus she entered into rest. "

     "We will meet her beyond the river where the shadows never fall."
     /s/ T. S. Armstrong Georgetown, Texas"8

The following obituary ran in the Dallas Morning News:
     "Gatesville, Texas, March 22 - Following an attack of paralysis last Sunday morning, Mrs. S. W. Turner, wife of the Rev. S. W. Turner, superannuate Methodist preacher, of the Central Texas conference, died here this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ben McClinton Jr. Surviving her are her husband, six sons, Shuford J. Long of Tyler, W. F. Turner of Wichita Falls, H. A. Turner of Austin and Marvin, Percy and Grady Turner of Dallas, and two daughters, Mrs. John Garner of Cisco and Mrs. Ben McClinton Jr. of Gatesville.

     Mrs. Turner was married to the Rev. S. W. Turner forty-two years ago and at her death was 65 years old.

     Burial services will be held at the Methodist Church here tomorrow morning."1,6

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1860as Dora and 10 years of ageMt. Carmel PO, Smith County, Texas2
187020 years of age and is living with her husband and son in the home of her fatherBayou Chicot PO, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana9
187019 years of agePickensville PO, Pickens County, Alabama10
1880as Dora E. and 28 years of age. Her son from her first marriage is living with herHenderson, Rusk County, Texas11
190049 years of age and reports having borne ten children of whom nine are livingQuanah, Hardeman County, Texas4
191059 years of age and having borne ten children of whom nine are livingMidlothian, Ellis County, Texas12

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Feb 2012, memorial page for Dora Anna Shuford Turner (1850-1916) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Julie Schwyhart, maintained by Wayne Foster; citing Masonic Cemetery, Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas.
  2. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Smith County, Texas, population schedule, Mt. Carmel Beat Township, dwelling 491, family 493, Q. A. Shuford household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M653, Roll 1305, page 59B. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  3. [S579] Turner, Stephen Williamson and Turner, Dora A., The Pictorial Bible of Stephen Williamson Turner (n.a.: n.a., n.d.); present owner unknown, location unknown.
  4. [S70] "1900 United States Federal Census," Hardeman County, Texas, population schedule, Enumeration District (ED) 32, Sheet 16, dwelling 339, family 339, Stephen W. Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm T623, Roll 1641, page 222B (using surname search) or 222D (using roll and page number search). ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  5. [S5780] "Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014," index, Ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: accessed 4 Sep 2009, entry for Stephen W. Turner and Dora A. Long, 1874, Smith County, Texas; citing original data from the Texas Department of State Health Services .
  6. [S2114] "Mrs. S. W. Turner Dies," Dallas Morning News, Column 4, 23 Mar 1916, page 14, accessed 7 Aug 2009.
  7. [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:JDLC-RNG : accessed 3 Sep 2009), Mrs. S. W. Turner, 22 Mar 1916; citing Gatesville, Coryell, Texas, reference cn 6197, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,051,623.
  8. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner, dated 7 Aug 2007 with attached ahnentafel of S. W. Turner citing the Texas Advocate, March 1916.
  9. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Ward Five Township, Sheet 137 with a 29 written above, dwelling 210, family 210, R. A. Shuford household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M593, Roll 530, page 259A. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online,. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  10. [S672] "1870 U. S. Census," Pickens County, Alabama, pop. sch., Pickensville Precinct Township, dwell. 212, fam. 212, J B Long household, Roll 36, Page 146A.
  11. [S677] "1880 United States Federal Census," Rusk County, Texas, population schedule, Henderson Township, Enumeration District (ED) 72, Sheet 12, dwelling 104, family 112, S. W. Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm T9, Roll 1325, page 6B. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  12. [S71] "1910 United States Federal Census," Ellis County, Texas, population schedule, Justice Precinct No 6 Township, Enumeration District (ED) 143, dwelling 62, family 62, Stephen W Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm T624, Roll 1549, page 190B or 190D if using roll and page number search. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  13. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Willie F. Turner, 12 Mar 1920; citing Texas, United States, reference 9715, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,073,750, accessed 19 Dec 2012.
  14. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Holland Alexander Turner, 20 Jan 1960; citing New Braunfels, Comal, Texas, reference Item 1 cn7801, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,116,164, accessed 11 Mar 2010.
  15. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Julia Rainey Garner, 10 Sep 1967; citing Dallas, Dallas, Texas, reference cn 57184, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,138,739, accessed 12 Apr 2009. Index may link to the wrong death certificate, go to image 2369 of 3524 to see it.
  16. [S3458] "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NS71-J89, entry for Marvin T. Turner, 1946; citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, cn 9367, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 2,137,370, accessed 15 Jan 2014).

Jacob Shuford1

M, #441, b. 12 February 1770, d. 1 April 1844
FatherJohn Martin Shuford2,3 b. 1744, d. 22 Jun 1780
MotherEve Warlick2 b. 20 Feb 1750, d. 24 Jan 1822

Family

Margaret Costner Hoyle b. 28 Jun 1769, d. 24 Jun 1840
Child
Last Edited25 Jan 2022
     Jacob Shuford was born on 12 February 1770, son of John Martin Shuford and Eve Warlick, in North Carolina Colony.4,2,5,6

     In 1780, when his father died, Jacob inherited the old John Shuford farm located on the west bank of the South Fork River.7

     Jacob married Margaret Costner Hoyle, daughter of John Hoyle and Margaret Rebecca Costner, in 1789 at Lincoln County, North Carolina.1,2,8,9,5

     He resided at the original old John Shuford farm until he handed it over to his son, Eli, at which point he moved to Bunker Hill Farm in Catawba County, near Catawba.1,10

     On 28 December 1799, David Shuford, Daniel Shuford, George Shuford, Daniel Shuford, sons of John Shuford (John, Jr.) now deceased; Jacob, John, Martin and Philip Shuford, sons of Martin Shuford, deceased conveyed to Jacob Shuford, Sr., 118 acres on both sides of Jumping Branch granted to John Shuford, deceased, father of said Jacob Shuford, on 20 Oct 1767.11

     He was a member of the Reformed Church.12

     Jacob was a Farmer, also a mill and store owner on the farm.12

     On 17 March 1822, "I attended on John Heyle when he was Sick untill the 26th of April my Charges against Said Heyl for attending on him when he was Sick & until burried is $50.00. Signed Jacob Shuford.13

     On 15 December 1822, Susannah Hoyle signed that she had received of Jacob Shuford the full amount owed her at Lincoln County, North Carolina.14

     Jacob Shuford left a will dated on 20 March 1843 at Catawba County, North Carolina.

The Will of Jacob Shuford

     "In the name of God amen
     I Jacob Shuford, of the County of Catawba State of N. Carolina being of Sound & disposing mind and memory do hereby make Publish & declare this my last Will & Testament in (?) of all other whatsoever heretofore made
Imprimis I give & bequath (sic) to my Son John J. Shuford a negro boy Known by the name of Little Sam, and now in his possession and a negro boy named Dick about 12 or thirteen years old in addition to which I have already give him
     Item To the children of my son Martin Shuford deceased viz. Martimur; Salgro, Eli, Susan & Catharine, I give each fifty dollars Payable to them or their Executors or administrators, and of each of them as they shall attain this or administrators, and of each of them as they shall attain the age of twenty one.
     Item. - I gave to my grand daughter Margaret Shuford daughter of my son, Martin Shuford, a negro boy named Marty about three years old
     Item. - To my son Abel H. Shuford I gave a negro boy named Charles, Son of old Charles about sixteen or Seventeen years old
     Item. - I give devise & bequath (sic) to my son Jacob Shuford a Tract of Land called the (?) Shore place now in his own possession and in consideration of which tract of Land he is to pay into the residue of balance of my estate the sum of three hundred, I give him also my Negro man named old Jim.
     Item - I give and bequath (sic) to my son Andrew Shuford two Negroes now in his possession named big Sam and Reuben also a negro Boy still in my own possession named Hiram and further I will and bequath that out of the proceeds of a note executed at (?) March 16th 1837 and due on the 15th of February there after (?) by S. W. Godfrey, J. V. Daniel & F. L. Daniel Payable in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars to E. L. Shuford with interest from the date and endorsed by E. L. Shuford without recourse my Executors pay to my said Andrew Shuford the sum of five hundred dollars and if the said note cannot be collected, then the said Andrew to loose the five hundred dollars unless the sum collected shall amount to so much
Item To my son Elkanah Shuford I give & devise & beqeath a tract of Land Bought of John Lessue. Containing about one hundred acres Joining a tract I have heretofore give him. I have already advanced to him and for him a full share of my estate. he is therefore to have no more of my Estate
     Item. - I give and bequath (sic) to my daughter Elizabeth Smyer for life a negro woman named Milly & her increase & also a negro Boy named Perry now in possession of my son in law John Smyre also a negro girl named Seely now in possession of my daughter Susanna Runkard & after her death the said negros with their Increase to be divided equally between her children.
     Item. - I give devise & bequath (sic) my daughter in law Rhodo Shuford (widow & Relict of my son Martin decd during her natural life or widowhood a Tract of land whereon she now resides known as the Reese Place bounded as follows lying on the waters of Lysles Creek, Beginning at a stone in the forks of a road, and runs 77W 84 Poles to a pine thence South 60 Poles to a Black oak thence East 164 Poles to a pine & (?) by the road side thence with said Road to the beginning Containing by estimation one hundred & thirty eight acres, and at the decease or marriage of my said daughter in law, I give & devise & bequath (sic) the afordsaid tract of land to my grandson, Thomas Shuford (her youngest son) in fee simple; Should he die leaving no issue, then the same is to belong to his remaining brothers and sisters
     Item I give to my daughter Eve Ramsour for life a negro boy named Doctor now in her possession also a negro girl called Sarah which I bought back from Her & paid her the cash I also give devise & bequath (sic) to her my said daughter Eve Ramsour a certain Tract of Land, being part of a tract of land formerly belonging to Eli Perkins Decd and fell to the sons of Joseph Perkins deceased Beginning at a pine & black gum (?) Mahael Riblen corner Thence along Shufords own line North 34 Poles to a stake then N 15E 51 Poles to a Stake N to W 38 Poles to a stone heap Nicholas Carpenters corner then with his line S45E 40 Poles to a post oak his corner & Mason Sherrill Thence with Sherrils line East 207 Poles to a Small Hickery to Black gum corner of lot no 6 in the division Then along a line of said lot No South 78 Poles to a hickery on Cloningers line Thence with it West 41 Poles to a stake (?) corner then South 4 Poles to a Post oak thence west 29 Poles to a Black oak corner of lots no 2 & 3 in said division Clonngers Corner thence with Clonningers line 40 Poles to a stake Thence West 92 Poles crossing a branch to a stake on Mikael Kiblers line Thence with it North 40 Poles to a stone & Pointers his corner thence with his line S88 degrees W 80 Poles to the beginning Parts No 2 & 3 containing in the whole about 150 acres, the said Negroes & land to vest after her death in her children
     Item. - I give & bequath (sic) to my daughter Fanny Cansler for life a negro man named Bob now in the possession of her husband Henry Cansler also a negro girl named Merci I have (?) heretofore given her a negro girl named Lucy which I bought back & paid her the Cash the remainder in said negroes after her death to her children
     Item. - To my daughter Susanna Reinhardt I give for life the following negroes viz, Caty (?), Dave & Abby the remainder in which negroes I give and bequath (sic) to her children after her death. I also give devise & bequath (sic) to her my said daughter Susanna Reinhardt for life a man so to her children a part of the Alexander Louiana Tract of land bounded as follows, Beginning at a hickory in a field & runs thence No 70 E112 Poles to a Post oak in Perkins line thence with said line s 43E 60 Poles to a Post oak Lawson Reinhardt his corner, then with his line nearly west 35 Poles to a black oak his corner then south 72 Poles to a (?) of his corner a Post oak, then west with Louiances line 105 Poles to a hickery thence to the beginning.
     Item. - I Give & bequath (sic) to my son Eli R. Shuford a negro boy named Abram now in his possession
     Item. - I give and bequath (sic) to my son Eli R. Shuford in special trust thirty one acres of land on Howards Creek Joining land of Jacob Leonard & others on which the widow & relict of my brother John Shuford deceased lives in Trust for her during her life remainder to the children she had by my brother John, and it is my will that the same shall be held in Trust for her & her children as a home for them and that the same shall not be displaced or as taken for my said Decd brothers debts & I only make this devise so long as it may be exempt from the payment of his debts & no longer.

     And in case an attempt should be made to sell the same for his debts the Title Shell Vest in fee simple in his children.
     Item - I will & bequath (sic) that my Executor pay to my Grand daughter Margaret Shuford daughter of my son Martin as compensation for her services in staying with me and taking care of me. If not previously compensated by me before my death, Such sum as five of the respectable neighbors in writing shall say she ought to have. Three of which neighbours she may select & my Executors shall select the other Two.
     Item it is my will that the lands hereby devised and given be received by the devisees, only on the conditions that the title is not (?) by me and that the same shall not (?) (?) of my Estate each devisee taken there title without any warranty - from me it is further my will that if any Negro or negroes hereby given shall die that it must be the loss of the legatee. I cannot make good each loss or losses. Lastly it is my will & desire & I hereby direct and devise that if any of my children shall die without children or children surviving him or her that then the estate. giving bequathed (sic) and devised among all my children then living
     Item. - as to the rest and Residue of my Estate whether real personal or mixed I hereby will & bequath (sic) to that the same be equally divided between my sons Abel H. Shuford() Eli R. Shuford & Jacob Shuford my son Jacob Shuford just accounting for three hundred dollars heretofore herein before directed to be paid by him for the land devised to him.
     Item. - I hereby nominate and appoint my sons Abel H. Shuford, Eli R. Shuford & Jacob Shuford and my grandson Marcus Shuford, Executors of this my last Will & Testament In Testimony of all which I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this twentieth day of March in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred & forty three duly Published in the present of Witnesses
     Signed Sealed Published
     & declared in presence of                 (signed) Jacob Shuford (SEAL)
     H. W. Shenile
     Daniel F. Perkins
     John Contlee

     I Jacob Shuford the Testator in the foregoing will desire that all the Negroes belonging to my estate at my decease be left together untill the crops that may be on hand be gathered & saved before any division or sale take Place and I hereby direct the Executors of this will to observe the same in witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & seal the 20th March 1843
     In presence of
     Daniel F. Perkins                 (signed) Jacob Shuford (SEAL)
     H. W. Shenill
     John Coutler."15

     It was Jacob's granddaughter, Margaret, daughter of his deceased son, Martin, who cared for Jacob prior to his death as is stated in Jacob's will.16

     Jacob Shuford died on 1 April 1844 at age 74 in Lincoln County, North Carolina,1,2,17,5 and was buried at Bunker Hill Farm, Catawba County, North Carolina. This could be in either Catawba or Gaston County.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1790with a household consisting of one white male over 16 (himself)Morgan District, Lincoln County, North Carolina18
1800with three white males under 10; 2 white males 26 through 44; two white females 10 through 15; one white female 45 or older; and, four slavesLincoln County, North Carolina19
1810as Jacob Shuford Senr. with one white male under 10; one white male 10 through 15; one white male 45 or older (himself); one white female under 10; one white female 10 through 15; and one white female 45 and olderLincoln County, North Carolina20
1820with three white males 10 to 16; one white male 16 to 18; one white male 16 (sic) to 26; two white males 45 and older; one white female under 10; one white female 16 to 26; and one white female 45 or olderLincoln County, North Carolina21
1830with two white males between 20 and 30; one white male between 60 and 70 (himself); one white female between 15 and 32; and, one white female between 60 and 70. Hard to tell but there may have been a number of slaves enumerated (page bends)Lincoln County, North Carolina22
1840with one white male 70 to 80 (himself); and one white female 70 to 80Lincoln County, North Carolina23

Citations

  1. [S469] Shuford, David Wilson. Origins Of The Shuford Family in America (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1998), page 57.
  2. [S2398] Griffin, Clarence W.. History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina 1730-1936 (Asheville: The Miller Printing Company, 1937), page 170.
  3. [S2758] Eaker, Lorena Shell, compiler. German Speaking People West of the Catawba River in North Carolina 1750-1899 and Some Emigres' Participation in the Early Settlement of Southwest Missouri (Church Hill: SCK Publications, 1994), page 413; citing Lincoln County, NC Deed Book 21, page 629.
  4. [S469] Shuford. Origins Of The Shuford Family, page 57, provides the precise date.
  5. [S2818] Rucker, Elizabeth Hoyle, The Genealogy of Peiter Heyl and His Descendants, 1100-1936: with the intermarried families of Arnold, Bess, Byrd, Cansler, Carlock, Carpenter, Costner (Kestner), Davis, Freeman, Friday, Gantt (Gaunt,Ghent) Green, Hahn, Henkel, Hoffman, Hovis, Huffstetler, Jones, Klein, Lineberger (Leinberger) , Mendenhall, McIntosk, Nesbitt, Payne, Patton, Peel, Peeler, Porter, Ramsour, Reihnardt, Rhyne, Reynolds, Robinson, Rudisill, Shuford, Summey, Smither, Thompson, Wells, Warlick, Weidner, and Wilfong (Shelby: E. H. R., c1938), page 55. This book is replete with errors, particularly with respect to the German ancestors of Pieter Heyl, and therefore should be used with caution.
  6. [S2839] Shuford, Rev. J. H.. "Shuford and Summey Ancestors Bible," Catawba Cousins, vol. 10, no. 4 (Mar 1995): from an "extremely old German or Dutch Bible discovered in an attic by Mr. M. H. Shuford, no date or imprint but believed to be between 100 and 200 years old. Printed in The Hickory Democrat, 22 Oct 1908.
  7. [S3398] Shuford, Rev. Julius H.. A Historical Sketch of The Shuford Family (Hickory, North Carolina: A. L. Crouse & Son, Printers, 1901), page 7.
  8. [S2755] Sherrill, William L., compiler. Annals of Lincoln County, North Carolina, Containing Interest and Authentic Facts About Lincoln County History Through the years 1749-1937 (Charlotte: The Observer Printing House, Inc., 1937), page 95.
  9. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 238.
  10. [S3398] Shuford. Shuford Family Sketch, page 8.
  11. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 414.
  12. [S469] Shuford. Origins Of The Shuford Family, page 58.
  13. [S2990] "North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979, " index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-RBY : accessed 2 Mar 2012), John Hoyle, 1822; citing Lincoln County, Probate, Book H, image 11 of 30, FHL microfilm 2,297,762.
  14. [S2990] "NC Estate Files, 1663-1979," FamilySearch, John Hoyle, 1822; citing Lincoln County, Probate, Book H, image 2 of 30, FHL microfilm 2,297,762 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-RBY, accessed 2 Mar 2012.
  15. [S3177] "North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970, " images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939N-Z434-GB?mode=g&i=24&wc=32LN-MNR%3A169765501%2C169765502&cc=1867501 ), Jacob Shuford, 1846; citing Catawba County Wills, 1843-1868, Vol. 1, images 23-25 of 277 (pages 43-47): accessed 11 Feb 2011.
  16. [S3177] "NC Probate Recds., 1735-1970," FamilySearch, Jacob Shuford, 1846; citing Catawba County Wills, 1843-1868, Vol. 1, image 25 of 277 (page 46), at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939N-Z434-GB?mode=g&i=24&wc=32LN-MNR%3A169765501%2C169765502&cc=1867501, accessed 11 Feb 2011.
  17. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 413.
  18. [S5519] "United States Census, 1790," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKB-2LP ): accessed re-accessed 7 Aug 2019, Jacob Shuford, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 111, column 2, line 30, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 568,147.
  19. [S5723] "United States Census, 1800," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHR8-PFK ), entry for Jacob Shuford, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States; citing line 14, p. 906, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 29; FHL microfilm 337,905, accessed 27 Jul 2018.
  20. [S5546] "United States Census, 1810," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHL9-ZKF ), entry for Jacob Shuford, Capt Clines District, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States; citing line 10, p. 492, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 40; FHL microfilm 337,913, accessed 27 Jul 2018.
  21. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:unknown cd3 ), entry for Jacob Shuford, West of the South Fork of the Catawba River, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States; citing line 10, p. 334, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 83; FHL microfilm 162,799 - image 24 of 29 not where the index sends you which is image 25|XHLX-8DM, accessed 27 Jul 2018.
  22. [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:XHGR-SKQ ), entry for Jacob Shuford, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States; citing line 20, page 259, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 122; FHL microfilm 18,088, accessed 27 Jul 2018.
  23. [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:XHYZ-29J ), entry for Jacob Shuford, Upper Regiment, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States; citing line 20, p. 88, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 364; FHL microfilm 18,095, image 121, not image 123 as index point to, accessed 27 Jul 2018.

John Jay Shuford1

M, #438, b. 2 January 1792, d. before 28 January 1873
FatherJacob Shuford2 b. 12 Feb 1770, d. 1 Apr 1844
MotherMargaret Costner Hoyle b. 28 Jun 1769, d. 24 Jun 1840
John Jay Shuford
(from Find A Grave)

Family 1

Elizabeth Wilfong b. 23 Aug 1795, d. 27 Oct 1816

Family 2

Catherine Corpening b. 10 Jan 1791, d. 13 Apr 1868
Child
Last Edited24 Jan 2022
     John Jay Shuford was born on 2 January 1792, son of Jacob Shuford and Margaret Costner Hoyle, in North Carolina. He is reported to have been born in Catawba County, but with no documentary proof.1,3
     He also is reported to have been born circa 16 January 1792 in North Carolina. Date of birth calculated from his age at time of death.4

     John Jay, 22, married Elizabeth Wilfong, 19 on 3 October 1814. Despite diligent searches, I cannot find a marriage bond for them on FamilySearch or Ancestry.com. They may have been married by bann the record of which would have been kept by the church.1,5

     John Jay, 24 years, married Catherine Corpening, 25 years, daughter of Albert Abraham Corpening and Barbara Probst, in 1817. He is described as "of Catawba County." Despite diligent searches, I cannot find a marriage bond for them on FamilySearch or Ancestry.com. They may have been married by bann the record of which would have been kept by the church.6,7,8

     On 20 March 1843, his father's will states: I give & bequath (sic) to my Son John J. Shuford a negro boy Known by the name of Little Sam, and now in his possession and a negro boy named Dick about 12 or thirteen years old in addition to which I have already give him.2

     Circa 1854, he learned there was gold on his land. The unsubstantiated story is as follows: "A black man (slave) went to chop up some wood from a fallen tree. He found uggets where the tree had fallen and uprooted itself. Shuford gave him his freedom on the spot for finding the gold."9

     Another legend regarding the mine was told by the late Greene Lee McCombs of Conover, North Carolina, who was once a superintendent of operations there. He believed his legend to be the most reliable story . . . "The story goes that a group had been prospecting on the old Shuford place where the gold was found for some time. One night as a crew was heading home, an old darkie hesitated at a big overturned tree. They say he filled his pan with dirt and carried it home. He found a slew of little nuggets."10

     On 1 January 1866, A. D. Shuford, grandson of J. J. and his wife, was contracted to nurse both J. J. and his wife (who was entirely helpless) for the sum of $250 per year. He apparently did so for the years 1866 through March 1873 when J. J. died. Evidently, he was not paid for his services, but there is disagreement over this. The case is difficult to understand, but it seems as if, perhaps, J. J. assumed some of A. D.'s debts and had conversations with P. C. about not paying the stated amounts.11

     John Jay Shuford died before 28 January 1873 in Catawba County, North Carolina,4,12 and was buried in Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sherrills Ford, Catawba County, North Carolina.
     The inscription reads:
     "81 yrs 2 months 4 days"

     Find A Grave says he died 20 Mar 1873 which is impossible if his estate administration was begun on 28 Jan 1873!4

     His estate was administered on 28 January 1873 in Catawba County, North Carolina. He died intestate because I found a file for J. J. Shuford in the Catawba County Estate Files. The file contains only evidence that J. J. died owing some money which was collected. The first (1878) states he was deceased before 28 Jan 1873 which conflicts with the date I have from his tombstone. P. C. Shuford appears to have acted as administrator in the two cases in this file. In the J. J. Shuford (1884) file it is hard to understand what the problem is. It includes a document dated Fall Term 1884 with P. C. Shuford as administrator of J. J. Shuford decd versus A. D. Shuford. Apparently a judgement was brought against A. D. Shuford in the Spring Term 1884 Court. J. J. Shuford was the grandfather of A. D. Shuford.12,11

     On 18 April 1874, P. C. Shuford was appointed and qualified as Administrator of his father's estate in Catawba County, North Carolina. In the documents within both estate files (1874 and 1884), no mention is made of John Jay's other children.12,11

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185056 years of age. Also living in his household were: Albert Corpenning, age 28; Eliza Corpenning, age 28; and Cammilla Corpenning, age 2. Where is Catherine, his wifeNewton Township, Catawba County, North Carolina13
Blacksmith13
1860as John J. and is 68 years of ageMountain Creek PO, Catawba County, North Carolina3
Farmer, with real estate valued at $10,125 (worth $254,997.47 in 2012 dollars) and personal estate valued at $19,000 (worth $478,513.78 in 2012 dollars)3
1870as John P., 78 years of age, and living in the household of a Avery Shuford who is 24 years of ageMountain Creek Township, Sherrills Ford PO, Catawba County, North Carolina14
Farmer with real estate valued at $1,200 (worth $21,467.56 in 2012 dollars) and personal estate valued at $400 (worth $7,155.85 in 2012 dollars)14

Citations

  1. [S469] Shuford, David Wilson. Origins Of The Shuford Family in America (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1998), page 71.
  2. [S3177] "North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970, " images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939N-Z434-GB?mode=g&i=24&wc=32LN-MNR%3A169765501%2C169765502&cc=1867501 ), Jacob Shuford, 1846; citing Catawba County Wills, 1843-1868, Vol. 1, images 23-25 of 277 (pages 43-47): accessed 11 Feb 2011.
  3. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Catawba County, North Carolina, population schedule, dwelling 1240, family 1219, John J. Shuford household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M653, Roll 891, page 480A. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 21 Feb 2011, memorial page for John J Shuford (1792-1873) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Mike Huffstetler, maintained by Mike Huffstetler; citing Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sherrills Ford, Catawba County, North Carolina.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Elizabeth Wilfong Shuford (1795-1816) at memorial page....
  6. [S469] Shuford. Origins Of The Shuford Family, page 72.
  7. [S2816] Burke County Historical Society. The Heritage of Burke County, North Carolina (n.p.: B. C. H. S., 1981), page 150.
  8. [S2806] "Brobst Family Historical Registry", contributed by Art Holmes, email at e-mail address, cannot be reached directly from a link, Tree ID 618738, site verified as active 4 Jun 2019. This site has proven accurate for the verifications I have done. I cannot supply a direct link to individuals thanks to a recent change by Rootsweb. Go to https://wc.rootsweb.com and input the tree number. Then you have to search for each person in the index which is ricidulous, but that's what the situation is as of Aug 2020.
  9. [S3397] Sherrill, Elizabeth Bray. The Shuford Gold Mine (Sherills Ford: E. B. S., 1991), page 13, citing an interview with Bill Kirksey (current land owner), 8 Jan 1990 in Catawba, North Carolina.
  10. [S3397] Sherrill. Shuford Gold Mine, page 13, citing Hickory Daily Record, "Old Shuford Gold Mine Property Sold." No date of publication of newspaper..
  11. [S2990] "North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979, " index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-X6S : accessed 27 Aug 2011), J J Shuford, 1884; citing Catawba County, Probate, Book S, images 1-30 of 30, FHL microfilm 1,728,648.
  12. [S2990] "NC Estate Files, 1663-1979," FamilySearch, J J Shuford, 1878; citing Catawba County, Probate, Book S, images 1-5 of 5, FHL microfilm 1,728,648 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-X69, accessed 27 Aug 2011.
  13. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Catawba County, North Carolina, population schedule, Newton Township, dwelling 1036, family 1036, John Shuford household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M432, Roll 624, page 337A. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  14. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Catawba County, North Carolina, population schedule, Mountain Creek Township, dwelling 176, family 178, Avery Shuford household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M593, Roll 1128, page 611B. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online,. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  15. [S1611] Biographical Souvenir of The State of Texas 1889 (Chicago: F. A. Battery and Company, 1889), now available online at http://www.txfannin.org/booksonline.php , courtesy of Vernon Drewa.
  16. [S3397] Sherrill. Shuford Gold Mine, page 11.
  17. [S3398] Shuford, Rev. Julius H.. A Historical Sketch of The Shuford Family (Hickory, North Carolina: A. L. Crouse & Son, Printers, 1901), page 14.