I believe you and I have visited before. If my memory serves me correctly, you are a granddaughter a granddaughter to Ted and Esther Nies.
Your grandfather, Charles Preston Turbiville, was born March 27, 1887 at Nashville, Dakota Territory. His brothers and sisters were: Nora Rosetta Turbiville Knipfer, b. 1884, d. 1978; Charles Preston Turbiville, b. March 27, 1887, d. Dec. 10, 1962; Eugene Howard Turbiville, b. 1888, d. 1963; Albert Milton Holden Turbiville, b. June 19, 1891, d. Sept. 23, 1974; Roy Chester Turbiville, b. 1893, d. 1976; Edith Wanda Turbiville Dumont, b. March 9, 1898, d. 1976; Ernest Joseph Turbiville, b. 1903, d. 1989; Alden Walter Turbiville (twin), b. Nov. 11, 1908, d. ; Agnes Pearl Turbiville Dye (twin), b. 1908, d. 1990.
His parent's were: Eugene Winston Turbiville, b. March 1859, d. June 28, 1926. He married Edith Pricilla Wickham on January 1, 1884. We have copies of the contracts they signed because there was not a minister in the area. Eugene (or Pecos Dick as he was known by the community) was born in Hanover, West Virginia. In 1874 he moved to Texas with his parents and siblings. He is not listed on the 1880 census of Llano County, Texas. It is believed he was already cowboying at that time. We know he came to Dakota Territory in the early 1880s eith one of the trail herds of the old Hash Knife outfit.
Eugene's parents were Charles P. Turbiville and Mary Elizabeth Holden. Charles P. (Preston to the SD relatives, Peter to the Texas relatives) was born in Virginia Dec. 16, 1833. He married Elizabeth Holden Oct. 24, 1853 in Caswell County, North Carolina. Their children were Emory Thomas Turbiville, b. July 14, 1854, d. Aug. 19, 1939; Eugene Winston Turbiville, b. Mar. 1859; d. June 28, 1926; Lillie Turbiville Miller (we don't have any information on her if someone else could fill us in); Aldine Turbiville, b. 1861 (last heard from in California); Lula Irene Turbiville Smith, b. Dec 12, 1864, d. Mar. 8, 1947; Ernest King Turbiville, b. Dec. 25, 1866, d. Nov. 23, 1959; William Preston Turbiville, b. 1869, d. 1953; Charles Campbell Turbiville, b. 1872, d. 1943; Mary Holden Turbiville Reubell, b. Aug. 4, 1875, d. June 26, 1923; Lucian Holden Turbiville, b. Nov. 19, 1876, d. June 5, 1964.
We are planning a Turbiville family reunion at the ranch where William Preston Turbiville lived, which my grandfather bought from him, my dad (Eugene Wirt Turbiville) grew up and my brother (Ronald Albert Turbiville) now runs. The dates are June 18, 19 & 20. If you would like further information, send your address to: Ronda Irwin, PO Box 590, Hettinger, ND 58639 (701-567-2080) and we will mail you information.