Would you like to have a copy of my article on the Turner family? This is about Maltiah Turner, Sr. and puts together all the shreds of evidence I have on him--transcribes some of the documents--attempts to list the children given the places he passed through, one of whom, I believe, was the Elizabeth Turner who married my ancestor Joshua Routh (pronounced "Ruth") in Randolph County, NC. It was printed in the Winter 2002 edition of the Randolph County Genealogical JOURNAL. I am so happy to find another Turner descendant. There is almost no one out there to talk to about this line as it is so difficult to trace. Bravo for your family keeping a good oral history of who you were and where you came from. If you ever get a transcribed copy of the Bible record of Maltiah, Jr., please send it to me. I know it is too fragile to make an actual photocopy, but a transcription would be nice.
I had the idea that Maltiah Jr. may have had some older children by his first wife Elizabeth Watson, who would have been practically grown by 1850. Do you recognize William F. M. Turner (b c. 1833) who married Polly Ann Harmon, 26 Jul 1865 in Greene Co., TN? He was living with Jacob Harmon and family in 1850 (Greene Co., p. 169). Martha Turner (b. c. 1838) was living with Reuben Rader and wife Syntha in 1850 (p. 336, Greene Co., TN). She married John Dunbar, 9 May 1860, Greene Co. Could she be another older daughter?
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