Annie B. Durham1,2

F, #22791, b. 26 August 1882, d. 13 October 1940
FatherJames Morgan Durham3 b. 5 Nov 1853, d. 4 Nov 1935
MotherMollie Gilliam3 b. 31 Aug 1859, d. 17 Jun 1893

Family

George Robert Turner b. 22 Feb 1868, d. 26 May 1951
Last Edited16 Jul 2021
     Annie B. Durham was born on 26 August 1882, daughter of James Morgan Durham and Mollie Gilliam, in Tennessee.4,1
     She also is reported to have been born on 26 August 1881.3

     Annie and George Robert Turner obtained a marriage license on 8 September 1906 in Sumner County, Tennessee.2

     Annie B. Durham, 24, married George Robert Turner, 38, son of John W. Turner and Sallie Wyne, on 9 September 1906 in Sumner County, Tennessee.5,2

     Annie B. Turner died of cerebral hemorrhage and organic heart disease on 13 October 1940 at age 581,3 and was buried in Bethpage Cemetery, Bethpage, Sumner County, Tennessee.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
191027 years of age, married for three years and has borne two children, both of whom are livingBethpage, Sumner County, Tennessee6
192037 years of ageDistrict 11, Sumner County, Tennessee4
193047 years of ageDistrict 11, Sumner County, Tennessee7
194057 years of agePawnee Township, Pawnee County, Oklahoma8

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Jun 2016, memorial page for Annie Durham Turner (1882-1940) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by BBrown, maintained by L.M.L.; citing Bethpage Cemetery, Bethpage, Sumner County, Tennessee.
  2. [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-ZZR5, entry for Geo R Turner and Annie B Durham, 09 Sep 1906; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 467,487, accessed 4 Jul 2016).
  3. [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:NSQQ-XYC, entry for entry for Annie Durham Turner, 13 Oct 1940; citing Bethpage Cemetery, Castalian Springs, Sumner, Tennessee, cn 24272, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1,876,892, accessed 4 Jul 2016).
  4. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 14 Apr 2021, entry for George R Turner, 1920, Sumner, Tennessee; citingroll T625_1767, page 11A, family 225, image 21 of 34; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for George R. Turner (1868-1951) at memorial page....
  6. [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:MGFK-8K9 ), entry for George Turner, 1910, Bethpage, Sumner, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 141, sheet 9B, household 14, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,535, accessed 28 Jul 2016.
  7. [S5996] "1930 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.Com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Apr 2021, entry for George R Turner, 1930, Sumner Tennessee; citing page 8B, family 176, FHL microfilm 2,342,016, image 16 of 34; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  8. [S3341] "1940 United States Federal Census," digital images, (Ancestry.com: (n.p.), accessed 14 Apr 2021, entry for G R Turner, 1940, Pawnee, Pawnee, Oklahoma; citing roll m-t0627-03322, page 9B, dwelling 178, image 19 of 19; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Joseph M. Boyd1

M, #22792, b. circa 1829

Family

Mary F. Pratt b. c 1830
Child
Last Edited14 Dec 2020
     Joseph M. Boyd was born circa 1829 in Kentucky.2

     Joseph M. Boyd married Mary F. Pratt on 16 September 1851 in Montgomery County, Tennessee.1,3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186031 years of age. Also enumerated were the following possible children: Charles H., age 4; Jos, age 3 and Mary age 8/12. A Martha Boyd age 32 was also living within his householdHopkinsville PO, Christian County, Kentucky2
Carpenter, with real estate valued at $6,330 and personal property worth $6002
188050 years of age. Their children enumerated were: Charles H. age 25, Josiph, age 22 and Frank C, age 7Long Hollow Precinct, Trigg County, Kentucky4
Farmer4

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:NS8Z-QTS, entry for Willie H. Boyd, 1937; citing Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States, Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,913,339, accessed 26 Jun 2016).
  2. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 14 Dec 2020), J M Boyd, 1860, Christian, Kentucky; citinig page 776, family 887, FHL Microfilm 803,362.
  3. [S6338] "Tennessee, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Dec 2020, entry for Joseph M Boyd and Mary F Pratt, 1851, Montgomery County; citing original data from the State of Tennessee.
  4. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 9 of 19 ), entry for Josiph Boyd, 1880, Long Hollow, Trigg, Kentucky; citing roll 443, page 358A, family 76, accessed 14 Dec 2020.

Mary F. Pratt1

F, #22793, b. circa 1830

Family

Joseph M. Boyd b. c 1829
Child
Last Edited14 Dec 2020
     Mary F. Pratt was born circa 1830 in Kentucky.2 She was also known as Fannie.3

     Mary F. Pratt married Joseph M. Boyd on 16 September 1851 in Montgomery County, Tennessee.3,1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186030 years of ageHopkinsville PO, Christian County, Kentucky2
188050 years of ageLong Hollow Precinct, Trigg County, Kentucky4

Citations

  1. [S6338] "Tennessee, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900," index, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Dec 2020, entry for Joseph M Boyd and Mary F Pratt, 1851, Montgomery County; citing original data from the State of Tennessee.
  2. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 14 Dec 2020), J M Boyd, 1860, Christian, Kentucky; citinig page 776, family 887, FHL Microfilm 803,362.
  3. [S3743] "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NS8Z-QTS, entry for Willie H. Boyd, 1937; citing Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States, Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,913,339, accessed 26 Jun 2016).
  4. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 9 of 19 ), entry for Josiph Boyd, 1880, Long Hollow, Trigg, Kentucky; citing roll 443, page 358A, family 76, accessed 14 Dec 2020.

John Sowell1

M, #22794, b. 1780, d. 1838

Family

Rachel Carpenter
Children
Last Edited15 Dec 2018
     John Sowell was born in 1780 in North Carolina. He was the son of John Sowell and Mary Newton Sowell.1

     John Sowell married Rachel Carpenter in 1808.1

     In 1829, John Sowell arrived in what is now Gonzales County as a member of DeWitt's Colony.1

     John Sowell died in 18381 and was buried in Gonzales City Cemetery, Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas.
     John and Rachel had at least seven children, all born in Davidson County, Tennessee. John Sowell's family, arrived in Gonzales in 1829 as part of DeWitt's Colony. The family first settled in the Town of Gonzales, later locating on what was then the western frontier of the colony, about six miles south the present town of Seguin, at the mouth of Sowell's Creek. He built the first cabin in present-day Seguin in 1832, locating it on Elm Springs. However, because of trouble with Indians and Mexicans, the family returned to Gonzales in 1834 and John Sowell resumed his trade as blacksmith and gunsmith. During this time Sowell made a knife for Jim Bowie that became the famous “Bowie Knife”.

     As one of the "Old Eighteen" who defended Gonzales against the Mexicans in September, 1835, he was no stranger to war. He and his brothers William, Lewis and Newton, had all served in the Indian wars and the War of 1812. They were in the battles of Tippecanoe, Horseshoe Bend, Mackinaw Island and at New Orleans where Andrew Jackson defeated the British. Arms were hard to procure, therefore John Sowell, being a gunsmith, was taken from the ranks to build and repair guns.

     During the fall of 1835 volunteers gathered to join the original "old eighteen" in their defense of the small cannon, Sowell's blacksmith and gunsmith shop became a very busy place, fires were kept burning day and night. Sowell had improvised crude work benches where he and others repaired rifles, molded bullets, turned out lances and cannon balls, to be used in the fight for Texas independence.

     In March, of 1836 news of Santa Anna approaching Mexican army reached Gonzales, son John Newton Sowell Jr. joined Sam Houston’s volunteer army. Andrew accompanied his family and other settlers in the terrifying flight known in history as the "Runaway Scrape." Upon arriving safely at Matagorda Bay, the Sowell family boarded a small ship which sailed into the Gulf, not to return to Texas shores until after the Battle of San Jacinto. After a joyful reunion at Columbia with their sons Andrew and John Jr., the family resided for a while on the Steamship Yellowstone which also housed Mexican prisoners. It was said that John’s wife Rachel Sowell who was "very deaf" could not hear normal conversation and did not realize that seated near the head of the table where she ate each day was none other than Santa Anna. When she learned his identity "she rose from the table" and refused to eat another bite with..….that old scamp, taking her meals elsewhere until the Mexican general was sent ashore.

     John Sowell lived only a few months after the family returned to Gonzales in 1838. He died before July 30 of that year and was buried in the "old burying ground." Rachel died in the 1860's and was buried in the San Geronimo Cemetery. John Newton Sowell was a small but strong man, brave, energetic and sometimes ornery, but always a master of his craft. He carved his name in Texas history as the "Blacksmith of Gonzales", “Gunsmith of the Texas Revolution” and one of the "Old Eighteen" who to defend Gonzales against the Mexicans.1

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 15 Dec 2018, memorial page for John Sowell (1780-1838) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Judy Rodgers, maintained by Gary Wayne Humphreys, originally created by Judy Rogers; citing Gonzales City Cemetery, Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas.

Rachel Carpenter1

F, #22795

Family

John Sowell b. 1780, d. 1838
Children
Last Edited15 Dec 2018
     Rachel Carpenter married John Sowell in 1808.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185065 years of age and living with Asa J. L. SowellGuadalupe County, Texas3

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Jun 2016, memorial page for Lucinda Smith Turner Sowell(1827-1883) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Allen Rountree, maintained by Cassandrea Martinez; citing Mofield Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for John Sowell (1780-1838) at memorial page....
  3. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:S3HY-XXZS ), entry for Asa J. L. Sowell, 1850, Guadalupe, Texas, United States, citing image 20 of 30, household 147, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL Film ?, accessed 25 Nov 2016.

Richard Omohundro1

M, #22796, b. circa 1733, d. 1811
FatherRichard Omohundro2 b. 1709, d. 1756

Family

Elizabeth Muse b. 1749, d. 1809
Child
Last Edited19 Apr 2021
     Richard Omohundro was born circa 1733, son of Richard Omohundro, in Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony.1,2

     Circa 1739, Richard moved with his father, Richard and his grandfather from Westmoreland to Fairfax County, Virginia Colony, where the older two Richards had acquired a farm.3

     Richard lived there until the death of his grandfather about Aug 1745 and then moved about 1746 with his father to King and Queen County, Virginia Colony, where he was raised, educated and married.4

     Richard Omohundro married Elizabeth Muse in 1763 in King and Queen County, Virginia Colony. They had ten children.5

     On 7 May 1775, Richard was a juryman on the first grand jury held at Fluvanna County, Virginia Colony.6

     On 7 May 1778, Richard was recommended to the Governor of Virginia as a proper person to act as ensign in the militia under Capt. Richad Napier at Fluvanna County, Virginia.7,8

     Richard Omohundro died in 1811 in Fluvanna County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 24 Jan 2019.1,2

Citations

  1. [S574] Omohundro, Malvern Hill. The Omohundro Genealogical Record : the Omohundros and allied families in America: blood lines traced from the first Omohundro in Westmoreland County, Virginia, 1670, through his descendants in three great branches and allied families down to 1950 (Staunton: McClure Print. Co., 1950-1951), page 103.
  2. [S5572] Turner, Stephen Kent, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner at (e-mail address), dated 8 Jan 2017, containing Pedigree Charts for Ann Marie Omohundro and Samuel H. Turner.
  3. [S574] Omohundro. The Omohundros & Their Kin, page 101-102.
  4. [S574] Omohundro. The Omohundros & Their Kin, page 102.
  5. [S574] Omohundro. The Omohundros & Their Kin, page 103, 105-106.
  6. [S574] Omohundro. The Omohundros & Their Kin, page 104.
  7. [S574] Omohundro. The Omohundros & Their Kin, page 102, citing Fluvanna County Minute Book 1, page 25.
  8. [S6296] "U. S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970," index and images, Ancestry. com Operations, Inc., (Provo, Utah) accessed 19 Apr 2021, entry for Application of John Thomas Omohundro son of Thomas Tipton Omohundro, 5 Jan 1967, SAR Membership 95055, filed in New Mexico.

Elizabeth Muse1

F, #22797, b. 1749, d. 1809

Family

Richard Omohundro b. c 1733, d. 1811
Child
Last Edited19 Apr 2021
     Elizabeth Muse was born in 1749 in King and Queen County, Virginia Colony.2

     Elizabeth married Richard Omohundro, son of Richard Omohundro, in 1763 in King and Queen County, Virginia Colony. They had ten children.3

     Elizabeth Omohundro died in 1809 in Fluvanna County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 23 Apr 2019.1,4

     She is also reported to have died in 1806 at Fluvanna County, Virginia.2

Citations

  1. [S574] Omohundro, Malvern Hill. The Omohundro Genealogical Record : the Omohundros and allied families in America: blood lines traced from the first Omohundro in Westmoreland County, Virginia, 1670, through his descendants in three great branches and allied families down to 1950 (Staunton: McClure Print. Co., 1950-1951), page 103.
  2. [S5572] Turner, Stephen Kent, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner at (e-mail address), dated 8 Jan 2017, containing Pedigree Charts for Ann Marie Omohundro and Samuel H. Turner.
  3. [S574] Omohundro. The Omohundros & Their Kin, page 103, 105-106.
  4. [S6296] "U. S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970," index and images, Ancestry. com Operations, Inc., (Provo, Utah) accessed 19 Apr 2021, entry for Application of John Thomas Omohundro son of Thomas Tipton Omohundro, 5 Jan 1967, SAR Membership 95055, filed in New Mexico.

Ambler Chick1

M, #22798, b. 19 July 1794, d. 31 July 1866

Family

Mary Martha Ragland b. 1 Dec 1792, d. 6 Sep 1862
Child
Last Edited5 Mar 2019
     Ambler Chick was born on 19 July 1794.2

     Ambler Chick married Mary Martha Ragland.1

     Ambler Chick died on 31 July 1866 at age 722 and was buried in Chick Cemetery, Auburn, Logan County, Kentucky.2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 30 Jun 2016, memorial page for Mrs. Judith Chick Turner (1813-1890) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by |Marsha Strader, maintained by 118449036.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Ambler Chick (1794-1866) at memorial page....
  3. [S5595] Battle, J. H., Perrin, W.H. and Kniffin, G.C.. Kentucky - A History Of The State, Embracing A Concise Account Of The Origin And Development Of The Virginia Colony; Its Expansion Westward, And The Settlement Of The Frontier Beyond The Alleghanies; The Erection Of Kentucky As An Independent State, And Its Subsequent Development (Louisville and Chicago: F. A. Battey Publishing Company, 1885), page 682, says he died 3 Mar 1885.

Mary Martha Ragland1

F, #22799, b. 1 December 1792, d. 6 September 1862

Family

Ambler Chick b. 19 Jul 1794, d. 31 Jul 1866
Child
Last Edited5 Mar 2019
     Mary Martha Ragland was born on 1 December 1792.2

     Mary Martha Ragland married Ambler Chick.3

     Mary Martha Chick died on 6 September 1862 at age 692 and was buried in Chick Cemetery, Auburn, Logan County, Kentucky.2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 5 Mar 2019, memorial page for Mary Martha Ragland Chick (1792-1862) at memorial page... Maintained by Betty Wakeland; citing Chick Cemetery, Logan County, Kentucky.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Mary M Chick (1792-1862) at memorial page....
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Mrs. Judith Chick Turner (1813-1890) at memorial page....
  4. [S5595] Battle, J. H., Perrin, W.H. and Kniffin, G.C.. Kentucky - A History Of The State, Embracing A Concise Account Of The Origin And Development Of The Virginia Colony; Its Expansion Westward, And The Settlement Of The Frontier Beyond The Alleghanies; The Erection Of Kentucky As An Independent State, And Its Subsequent Development (Louisville and Chicago: F. A. Battey Publishing Company, 1885), page 682, calls her Polly Ragland Chick.

Jesse Wood1

M, #22800, b. circa 1792

Family

Mary Brown b. c 1802
Child
Last Edited27 Jan 2021
     Jesse Wood was born circa 1792.2

     Jesse Wood married Mary Brown. I cannot find a marriage record for them anywhere as of 26 Jan 2021. I did find a record for a Jesse Wood and Mary Farris in Halifax County, Virginia on 2 Oct 1820 which seems a bit late.1,3

     I have found a marriage bond between a Jesse Wood and Lucy Wood, dated 13 May 1824 in Amherst County, Virginia. The only other marriage bond for a Jesse Wood is with a Sarah Graydon dated 6 Sep 1813 which is too early.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185058 years of age. Other presumed children: Sarah, age 28; Mary age 18, Margaret, age 15; Ann M., age 13; Louisa, age 3Eastern District, Amherst County, Virginia2
Farmer2

Citations

  1. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR7Q-TRQ, entry for R. H. Wood and M. F. Turner, 08 Apr 1857; citing Amherst Co., Virginia, reference Mar Reg 2 p 25; FHL microfilm 30,311, accessed 1 Jul 2016).
  2. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 26 Jan 2021, entry for Jesse Wood, 1850, Amherst, Virginia; citing roll 933, page 149b, family 1053, image 151 of 161; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  3. [S234] "Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850," database, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 26 Jan 2021, entry for Jesse Wood and Mary Farris, 2 Oct 1820, Halifax County.
  4. [S102] Ricks, Joel. Amherst County Marriage Bonds, 1753-1853 (Salt Lake City: [copied by Joel Ricks for the Genealogical Society of Utah], 1936), accessed online on 26 Jan 2021, cannot read the page number but it could be 137, image 238 of 502.
  5. [S6295] "Amherst County, Virginia, Marriage Register, 1854-1900," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch, Provo, Utah): accessed 19 Oct 2020, entry for R. H. Wood and M. F. Turner, 1857, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89XF-F88F .