Hi David sorry for the delay.I have done a little research and found a William Turpen married to a Rosa M. Fitz in the Missouri Marriage Records 1805-2002 in the Nodaway area. I also found a William Turpen married to a Rosa Turpin and his father was listed as William Turpen in the Missouri Death Records 1834-1910 in Nodaway. Did your Turpens ever live in Missoui? I can't find these Turpens connected with ours, but they still maybe. We are thinking the reunion might be held in the fall maybe October in Rabun County, Georgia. I wish this would coincide with your trip. If you get to Georgia send us a email and we will see what might be happening then.