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Re: John Turner

Darcey Slaughter (View posts)
Posted: 12 Aug 2004 5:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Turner, Cooper, Smith
JOHN TURNER OF ROWAN CO., NORTH CAROLINA AND MADISON CO., KENTUCKY

HUSBAND: John Turner
Born: 1738 probably in Spotsylvania Co., Virginia
Married First: ca 1761 probably in Virginia or New Jersey
Married Second: 29 Apr 1780 in Rowan Co., North Carolina Marriages of Rowan County, North Carolina 1753-1868 by Brent H. Holcomb page 405 bondsman James Patterson, B. Booth Boote, wit.
Died: 1813 Madison Co., Kentucky
Buried: On the family farm in Madison Co., Kentucky
FATHER: John Turner
MOTHER: Sarah Williams

WIFE: Rebeckah Smith
Born: ca 1743 (if 18 when married)
Died: 11 January 1774 in Rowan Co., North Carolina.
FATHER: Andrew Smith
MOTHER: Annah

CHILDREN
1 M Andrew Turner
Born: 5 April 1762 in Rowan Co., North Carolina
Married First: ca 1782 Comfort (unknown)
Married Second: 26 August 1832 to Mrs. Mary Samples in Morgan Co., Illinois
Died: 8 Aug 1842 in Morgan Co., Illinois

2 M Thomas Turner
Born: 15 October 1764 in Rowan Co., North Carolina
Married First: 16 August 1784 to Cathrine Patterson (also known as Katerenah Patterson) (Bond date only)in Rowan Co., North Carolina, bondsman James Patterson, witness Hugh Magoune Marriages of ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA 1753-1868 compiled by Brent H. Holcomb page 405.
Married Second: 28 January 1814 to Anna B. Berry in Madison Co., Kentucky by John Pace bond 28 January 1814 bondsman Barnett Turner MADISON COUNTY KENTUCKY MARRIAGE RECORDS VOL I 1786-1822 compiled by Bill and Kathy Vockery page 84 (Barnett Turner was his half?brother)
Married Third: 22 November 1834 to Elizabeth Holden in Madison Co., Kentucky, bondsman Joseph Embry MADISON COUNTY KENTUCKY MARRIAGE RECORDS VOL II 1823-1851 compiled by Bill and Kathy Vodkery page 77
Died: 17 November 1847 in Madison Co., Kentucky

Madison Co., Kentucky Will Book J page 43 Witnesses Robert Jennings and Jesse Jennings probated 4 December 1848 on oaths of John Stone, Jesse Jennings and Robert Jennings.

3 M Edward Turner
Born: ca 1768 in Rowan Co., North Carolina
Married: 6 October 1789 to Lucretia Moberly in Madison Co., Kentucky by Christopher Harris MADISON COUNTY KENTUCKY MARRIAGE RECORDS VOL I 1786-1822 compiled by Bill and Kathy Vockery page 84
Died: 1843 in Platte Co., Missouri

He was a Baptist preacher in Kentucky and Missouri.

4 M John Turner (it is possible that John and Edward Turner were twins)
Born: 12 Sept 1768 in Rowan Co., North Carolina
Married: 20 October 1791 to Tabitha Moberly in Madison Co., Kentucky, Jacob Baker bondsman, bon date 15 October 1791 MADISON COUNTY KENTUCKY MARRIAGE RECORDS VOL I 1786-1822 compiled by Bill and Kathy Vockery page 84
Died: 1 Aug 1846 in Howard Co., Missouri
Buried: Salt Creek Cemetery in Howard Co., Missouri Howard County Cemetery Records by Karen Carmichael Boggs and louise Muir Coutts, page 527

Howard Co., Missouri Will Book C page 301 Decd December 18, 1846 Admr Bond Sons: Edward Turner, James Turner, Ephriam Turner (note son Dudley stayed in Kentucky)?this reference is from the Evans file in the Western Manuscript Collection as copied by Lea Bromley)

5 M Cornelius Turner
Born: 1770?1775 in Rowan Co., North Carolina
Married First: 17 August 1794 to Sarah Sweeney in Madison Co., Kentucky by Charles Kavanaugh MADISON COUNTY KENTUCKY MARRIAGE RECORDS VOL I 1786-1822 compiled by Bill and Kathy Vockery page 83
Married Second: 26 May 1823 to Sarah Simpson in Warren Co., Kentucky Warren County, Kentucky Marriages 1797-1851 from Original Marriage Bonds and Consents by Helen Thomas page 63
Died: 1835 in Warren Co., Kentucky

Warren Co., Kentucky Will Book D page 92 dated 14 August 1833 recorded September 1835

6 F Anney Turner (also known as Annah Turner)
Born: ca 1773 (if 18 when married) in Rowan Co., North Carolina
Married: 15 November 1791 to Jacob Baker in Madison Co., Kentucky bond 12 November 1791 bondsman Thomas Turner, bond date 12 November 1791 MADISON COUNTY KENTUCKY MARRIAGE RECORDS VOL I 1786-1822 compiled by Bill and Kathy Vockery page 4
Died:

7 F Sarah Turner (also known as Sally Turner)
Born: ca 1775-1779 (over age when married) in Rowan Co., North Carolina
Married First: 02 December 1800 to Edward Roe in Madison Co., Kentucky by Jonathan Kidwell bond 2 December 1800 bondsman Samuel Tatum, Sally Turner gave own consent MADISON COUNTY KENTUCKY MARRIAGE RECORDS VOL I 1786-1822 compiled by Bill and Kathy Vockery page 71
Died:

8 F Charity Turner
Born: ca 1779 (under age when married) in Rowan Co., North Carolina
Married: 21 May 1795 to Blumer Tudor in Madison Co., Kentucky, bondsman, Jacob Baker, John Turner, father of the bride, gave consent, bond date 19 May 1795 MADISON COUNTY KENTUCKY MARRIAGE RECORDS VOL I 1786-1822 compiled by Bill and Kathy Vockery page 83
Died: after 1830 census in Howard Co., Missouri

JOHN TURNER AND SECOND WIFE JANE COOPER

SECOND WIFE: Jane Cooper
Born: ca 1755-1760 (if 20-25 when married)
Died: after 1813 in Madison Co., Kentucky
FATHER:
MOTHER:

CHILDREN

9 M James Turner
Born: 12 February 1781 in Rowan Co., North Carolina
Married: to Elizabeth Rupe
Died: 17 November 1859 in Howard Co., Missouri
Buried: Turner Cemetery on the family farm in Howard Co., Missouri Howard County Cemetery Records by Karen Carmichael Boggs and Louise Muir Coutts, page 575

Howard Co., Missouri Will Book 5 page 118 written June 21, 1853 proved November 23 1859 executors’ sons-in-law Willoughby Williams, James W. A. Patterson.

10 F Catharine Turner
Born: ca 1784 in Rowan Co., North Carolina
Married: 25 February 1802 to Joseph Patterson in Madison Co., Kentucky bond 25 February 1802 bondsmen James Turner and Joseph Patterson John Turner father of the bride gives consent and James Turner witnesses consent MADISON COUNTY KENTUCKY MARRIAGE RECORDS VOL I 1786-1822 compiled by Bill and Kathy Vockery page 63
Died:

11 F Mildred Turner (also known as Milly Turner)
Born: ca 1787 in Madison Co., Virginia/Kentucky (at this time Madison Co. was in Virginia)
Married First: 26 January 1805 to Waller Woodyard in Madison Co., Kentucky, bondsman, Philip Turner, John Turner, father of the bride, gave consent MADISON COUNTY KENTUCKY MARRIAGE RECORDS VOL I 1786-1822 compiled by Bill and Kathy Vockery page page 91
Married Second: to Mr. Renshaw

Died:

Milly Renshaw is supposed to be named in the estate settlement of her brother Jonathan Turner.

12 M Philip Turner
Born: (1784?1794) in Madison Co., Kentucky
Married: 27 September 1814 to Grizelda Hyatt in Madison Co., Kentucky by John Pace bond 25 September 1814 bondsmen Philip Turner and Joseph Hiatt, MADISON COUNTY KENTUCKY MARRIAGE RECORDS VOL I 1786-1822 compiled by Bill and Kathy Vockery page 84
Died: 22 April 1827 in Howard Co., Missouri

Howard Co., Missouri Will Book page 318?320 May 7 1827 Gerard Robinson, James Turner, George Duncan to invoice estate.

13 M Barnett Turner
Born: 30 September 1790 in Madison Co., Kentucky
Married: 13 November 1814 to Nancy Taylor in Madison Co., Kentucky by John Pace bond date 12 November 1814 bondsmen Barnett Turner and Squire Turner (Squire Turner was a son of Thomas Turner and the elder half brother of Barnett) James Stone guardian of Nancy Taylor witnesses Peter Taylor and Katharine Stone, MADISON COUNTY KENTUCKY MARRIAGE RECORDS VOL I 1786-1822 compiled by Bill and Kathy Vockery page 83
Died: 12 February 1836 in Madison Co., Kentucky
Buried: Peter Taylor Cemetery in Madison Co., Kentucky CEMETERY RECORDS OF MADISON COUNTY VOLUME I NORTHERN SECTION compiled by Kathy Vockery page 66

Madison Co., Kentucky Will Book F page 165 executor Joseph Turner (son of Edward Turner grandson of Thomas Turner) and Samuel Phelps. Witnesses Will C. Taylor, Sarah Berry and Jesse Roberts

14 M Jesse Turner
Born: 1784?1794 in Madison Co., Kentucky
Married: 11 Jan 1820 to Ann Maupin in Howard Co., Missouri
Died: before April 13 1822 in Howard Co., Missouri

It is assumed that the Jesse Turner of Howard Co., Missouri, is this Jesse Turner. He is supposed to have traveled with his brothers James and Philip Turner to Howard Co., Missouri. He died intestate and Ann Turner was appointed administrator. His widow is supposed to have remarried in Boone Co., Missouri. Boone Co., Missouri Marriage Book A page 73 Ann Turner married Samuel Sexton 10 February 1831

15 M Jonathan Turner
Born: (1794?1800) in Madison Co., Kentucky
Married:
Died: 1819?1820 Madison Co., Kentucky

Madison Co., Kentucky Will Book C page 64 written 22 December 1819 proven 7 February 1820 by oath of James Leavel and Joseph Turner. Executors Brother Barnett Turner and Squire Turner. Witnesses James Leavel and Joseph Turner

16 F Eleanor Turner
Born: (1794?1800) in Madison Co., Kentucky
Married: 21 September 1820 James Hicklon Madison Co., Kentucky bondsman Thomas Turner her brother: signed Thos Turner and James Hicklon MADISON COUNTY KENTUCKY MARRIAGE RECORDS VOL I 1786-1822 compiled by Bill and Kathy Vockery page 39
Died:

17 F Jane Turner
Born: (1800?1810) in Madison Co., Kentucky
Married:
Died:

She could be the Jane Turner who married Robert Rowland 07 September 1824 in Boone Co., Missouri,

18 M William C Turner (He became a doctor)
Born: ca 1800?1810 in Madison Co., Kentucky (under 16 when his father died)
Married:

Died:

He was living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the 1830's.

SOURCES OF INFORMATION

John Turner was born in 1738 probably in Virginia on the South Fork of the Potomac River. He first married Rebeckah Smith, daughter of Andrew Smith, about 1761 as his first son was born in 1762. He lived in that part of Rowan Co., North Carolina, that is now in Davidson Co., North Carolina. As far as I can tell he never owned land but lived on vacant land which he never received clear title to or possibly on his father's land. His father, John Turner, purchased land from Edward Turner and this transaction has been attributed to the son rather than the father. John Turner lived in Rowan Co., North Carolina, until about 1785. Below are listed all references I could find for John Turner in Rowan Co., North Carolina. Some are for John Turner (born 1738) and some are for his father.

Abstracts OF THE MINUTES OF THE COURT OF PLEAS and QUARTER SESSIONS ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA 1753-1762 by Jo White Linn
page 15 1:24 19 Dec. 1753 ..John Turner his mark A Crop in Each Ear and an Under Keel in Each Ear Brand J T
page 17 1:29??March 1754 John Turner appointed Constable for the Ensueing Year in the Room of McGuire and for his District.

page 33 1:59 13 Oct. 1754 John Mackelwroth apointed Constable in his former District Edward Wilborn in the Room of Jno Delashment; John Hunt in the Room of John Turner; John Nix for the Lower Settlement on Saxopahaw Nue(?); Tho Cook in the Room of Jas McCulloh: John (or Jas?)Welkins in the Room of Jas Robinson; Utty Sherrill in the room of Isaac Perkins; Abraham Creson in the room of Peter Dills; Saml Steward Jun.in the room of Peter Fegler & Matthias Sapingfield from the Shallowford to the mouth of muddy Creek Joseph Peay Cont; Wm Alton Continued John Gardner in the room of Isaac McCulloh; Sm. Smith in the room of Wm Allexdr for the Town. John McGuire Constable for Any District; Thos Linville Jun. in the room of Isaac Young.

page 58 (2:132) Thomas Turner vs John Parker. Evidence : John Turner Jury: Jas Davis, David Jones, Matthew Long, Robt Forbush, Sam Bryan,Pat Logan, Henry Hendry, John Gardner, Wm Giles, Jas Ervin, Morgan Bryan & ...Alexander Found for Plaintiff L11.5.6

page 89 (2:226) 21 April 1758 Moore vs Wilshier, Evidences: Jno Moor & Margt Bickerstaff. Jury: Jno Long, Jno Turner, Jas White, Thos Turner, Fran. Taylor, Phillip Howard, Robt Whitehead, Martin Courlter, Luke Dean, Danl McFeeters, Mathias Bever, Jonathan Williams L6.15.10 awarded plaintiff.

page 126 (2:335) 23 April 1761 Thomas Gillispie vs Titus Hollinger. Same jury as p. 334 except John Turner instead of Daniel Little. Pltnf awarded ld.

page 138 (2:376) 23 Oct 1761 Conrod Michael vs John N Oglethorpe. Petit jury: Benjamin Rounsevall (foreman), Mathew Long, Thomas Boyles, Vincen Williams, Wm Williams, Henry Zivily, Jno Hagler, Benjn Robison, Henry Williams, Malcolm Hamilton, Matt Gillispie & Jno Turner. Pltff awarded L16.

Abstracts OF THE MINUTES OF THE COURT OF PLEAS and QUARTER SESSIONS ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA 1763-1774 by Jo White Linn
page 12 (2:476) The following deeds are proved:
Edward Turner and wife to John Turner for 84 acres 13 July 1763 (5:258)

The records for John Turner dated after 1770 would be definitely for the son, John Turner and not the father.

Abstracts OF THE MINUTES OF THE COURT OF PLEAS and QUARTER SESSIONS ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA 1775-1789 by Jo White Linn
page 8 (4:73) 4 May 1775 Robert Alexander vs Alexds McCulloh. Jury: Nicholas White, Geo. Willcoxon, Crozier Craig, Thos Gordon, Jno Turner, Wm Lynn, Robt Moore, Jno Pinkston, Thos, Stockstill, Gilbrth Falls & Saml Luckey.

page 32 (4;143) 6 Feb 1778 The following persons appointed Processioners for Rowan County:...Nicholas White & John Turner in Capt.Moor's Dist:

Please note that both a Nicholas White and John Turner appear in Madison Co., Kentucky.

page 38 (4:159) 5 Aug 1778 The following persons who neglected or refused to appear before the Justices of their respective Distrists on the Day then advertised to take the Oath of Allegiance to this State are now admitted to take the Oath & have Certificate they paid for so certifying: Richd Barnes, Jr,..Edwd Turner, Saml Barns,..John Hunt Prater,..John Turner,..Phillip Williams,..Adam Butner,.. Sharick Barnes,..Aquilla Barns,..Saml Barne,..Wm. Giles..John Adams..

page 41 7 Aug 1778 Nonjurors in Capt Moore's District: John Turner...

page 73 (4:284) 7 Nov 1781 Gasper Eakleberger vs John Billing. Jury:Joseph Haiden, Arthur Erwin, Henry Sevitz, James McCay, Richd, Brandon, Michael Morr, John Miller, Fredk Goss, Thos Turner, Robt Sanders, Chas Dunn, John Turner. Find for the deft.

page 98 (4:372) 7 Aug 1783 Jurors for next county court:....Thos & John Turner....

Abstracts of the DEEDS of ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA 1753-1785 by Jo White Linn
page 6 (2: 96) 15 Jan 1754. Isaac (I) Holeman to Edwd Williams for L50 sterl, 252 A Adj Henry Dowland. John Turner, David Jones.

page 57 (5:258?261)Edward Turner and wf Ann (A) to John Turner for l7 proc, 1/3 part of 84A on E side Yadkin R adj John Roberts, granted by Granville 27 Jan 1761 Wm Giles, John Braly. Prvd July Court 1763.

page 108 (7:288 13 Feb 1771 Thomas Turner & wf Catherine to Phillip Turner for l10 prov. 1/3 part of tract on E side Yadkin R adj John Roberts, granted Edward Turner 27 Jan 1761 John Turner, John Roberts, Adam Butner, Prvd Feb Court 1771

page 162 (9:374 10 Oct 1783 State Grant # 647 @ 50 sh the 100 A to Maxwell Chambers, 500 A on N side Yadkin R adj John Turner & Thomas Turner.

ROWAN COUNTY, NC, VACANT LAND ENTRIES 1778/1789 by Richard A. Enochs
#157 5 Feb. 1778: Maxwell Chambers 500 A. on N side of Yadkin R. adj. Thomas Turner & John Turner, including two improovments made by George & John Tackett. (9:374)

#872: 4 June 1778: Thomas Smith 400 A. on Yadkin R. bounded by Thomas Turner & Samuel Freeman, including Andrew Smith's improovment and the place where John Turner now lives.

#1285: 5 Aug. 1778: Samuel Freeman 150 A. on waters of Yadkin R., adj. John Turner, Richard Brown, and John Adams, including his own improovment for Compliment.

#2722: No. Date, but entry above is 10 Mar. 1785: John Turner 150 A. on N. side of Yadkin Adj. Widow Adams, Maxwell Chambers, Thomas Turner & his own line.

Abstracts OF WILLS AND ESTATES RECORDS OF ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA 1753-1805 by Jo White Linn
page 16 (A:204). Andrew Smith. 24 Dec. 1773. prb May 1775. Wife, Annate.(this is in error?her name is Annah in the will as transcribed by Terry Litvan 1986) Sons Cornelius and Andrew to have 155 acres of home plantation adj. Frohock's land. Son Thomas to have plantation know as decases place, 286 acres. Daus: Catherine, Rebackeh Turner.Grandsons: Andrew Turner, John Bussell. Exrs: bro. James Smith, son Thomas. Wit: William Moore, David(X) Gage, Chloe(X) Smith. He mentions John Turner and Samuel Freeman. (badly torn).

(see Andrew Smith family for transcribed will)

page 138 1778 Rowan Co. Tax List John Turner L444

MARRIAGES OF ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA 1753-1868 by Brent Holcomb
page 59 Beedom Bussell & Charity Smith, 4 Sept 1767; John Turner,Cornelwull Smith, bondsmen; Thos Frohock, wit.

page 313 William Patterson & Susanna Brady, 8 April 1780; John Turner bondsman; Jno Kerr, wit.

page 342 Shadrack Roberts & Katharin Turner, 3 May 1773; Thomas Turner, John Turner, bondsmen; Ad. Osborn, wit.

page 405 John Turner & Jane Cooper, 29 April 1780; James Patterson, bondsman; B. Both Boote, wit.

ROWAN COUNTY REGISTER by Jo White Linn

Vol 1, No 2 page 101 Rowan County Loose Estates Papers John Adams, 1780, 1781. Winney (C) Adams on 6 Feb 1784 apptd admrx, under L150 bond with John Moore & Thomas Turner securities, Petition for division of land Feb. Court 178- by Williams Adams, oldest male orphan of John Adams decd, and by his guardian Alexander Long, saying John Adams d. 1781 intestate with 160A adj Richard Brown, John Turner (and others) with his mother, Winney Smith, receiving her dower interest in the property.

Vol 2, No 3 page 394 1772 Rowan Co., North Carolina Tax List
John Adams & Prusley Bussell 2
Joseph Todd & John Weagle 2
John Turner & Adam Butner 2
Thomas Turner & son James 2

I have never encountered Joseph Todd or John Weagle in Turner transactions but John Adams was married to Winney Bussell daughter of Farssed and Elizabeth Bussell 15 Aug 1768: Edward Turner, bondsman: Thomas Frohock wit.

Vol 3, No 1 page 523 Salisbury District Superior Court Minutes part IV

25 Mar 1766 The King vs Benj. Merrill. Assault, Evidence: John Parker, Benj Evins, Peter Feagley, Benj. Bibby, Isaac Grier, Ambrose Hudgens, John Turner, Andrew Smith, William Frohock. Guilty. Find L5.0.0

Vol 2, No 3 Letters 1820-1839 in the Jacob Sheek and Jonathan Smith Papers, Manuscript Department, Perkins Library, Duke University page 647-648.

Catherin Schick (Sheek) is listed as the daughter of Christian Schick and Rosina. She was married first to Henry Butler and M.2 John Turner. Letter written by Adam Sheeks, Jr. names Uncle John Turner has removed to Tennesse near town of Franklin and that his negr fellow has kiled him with an axe about eight or ten months ago...

"Williamson Co., Tennessee, loose court records reveal much about the death of John Turner. They show he had been killed in Oct. 1830 by one of his slaves. Depositions from various people show that Henry Butler had married at Salisbury, North Carolina to Catherine Sheeks (a North Carolina marriage bond is in existence for Henry Butler, but the wife and date are not readable.) Butler had abandoned her several months later when she was pregnant, and she later lived with John Turner as his wife. Children from John Turner's first marriage to Sarah Kimbrough contested that Catherine was still legally married to Henry Butler, when she later "pretended " to marry John Turner on 9 Sep. 1805 in Wayne Co., Kentucky and that children of John Turner by her were illegitimate and should not share in his estate."

This John Turner is believed to be part of the Roger Turner clan due to the Kimborough family connection but it is not proved.

Vol 4, No 1 page 744 Rowan Division of Estates Peter Lewis estate

Lot #1 - Thomas Robinson in right of his wf Hannah, dau. of sd Peter Lewis decd - 40 1/2 A adj John McCrackin, John Turner, the dower line and John Kelly.

Lot #2 - Daniel Lewis - 56 1/4 A adj Turner, John Marlin and the dower land.

This is in 1823 and I have no idea who this John Turner is.

When John Turner left Rowan Co., North Carolina, he moved to Madison Co., Kentucky, around 1785. At this time there were also at least four John Turners living in Madison Co., Kentucky. John Turner (born 1738) lived there from about 1787 until 1813 when he died. His son John Turner (born 1768) lived there from 1787 until about 1800 when he moved with his brother Cornelius Turner to Warren Co., Kentucky. After his brother died, John Turner (born 1768) moved to Howard Co., Missouri, to be near some of his children. John Turner, son of Edward Turner, also lived in Madison Co., Kentucky. About 1800 he moved to Livingston Co., Kentucky, and finally to Tennessee. He usually used the middle initial D. to distinguish himself from the others. Lastly there was John Turner (born 1772), son of Thomas Turner. He moved to Montgomery Co., Kentucky, with his brother Smith Turner about 1800-1810. Both brothers moved to Boone Co., Missouri, about 1820. In the 1830's John Turner (born 1772) moved to Morgan Co., Illinois near his first cousin, Andrew Turner.

There is no way I can tell which John Turner is referred to in the records of Madison Co., Kentucky, therefore I will list all of them up to 1813 when John Turner Sr. died. The designations of "John's son" etc were noted by the tax collector. They are not additions I have made to the record.

Madison Co., Kentucky Tax Lists researched by Bob McAlear
1789 Tax List 1790 Tax List

Thomas Turner "John's son" John Turner
John Turner Sr John Turner
John Turner

1792 Tax List 1793 Tax List
John Turner Jr. John Turner
John Turner Sr.
John Turner Jr.

1794 Tax List 1795 Tax List
John Turner "Nd son" Thomas Turner "son of John" 100A Tates Crk
John Turner Sr. John Turner "son of Thos"
John Turner "Ts son" John Turner "son of Ned"
Edward Turner "son of John"
Thomas Turner "son of John"
John Turner "son of John"
John Turner Sr.

1796 Tax List 1797 Tax List
John Turner Sr John Turner Jr.
John Turner "son of John" Edward Turner "son of John"
Edward Turner " son of John" John Turner Sr.
John Turner "son of Thomas" John Turner "son of John"
John Turner "stiller" John Turner "son of Edwd"

1799 Tax List 1800 Tax List
John Turner Sr John Turner "son of Edward"
John Turner Jr John Turner "son of Thomas"
John Turner Jr John Turner Sr.
John Turner "son of John" Thomas Turner "son of John" 210A tates Crk
John Turner "son of John" 118A Tates Crk

1801 Tax List 1802 Tax List
John Turner "son of John" 118A Tates Crk Thomas Turner "son of John" 249A Tates Crk
John Turner Sr. 208A Tates Crk John Turner Sr. 208 A Tates Crk
John Turner "son of Edward" 90A Tates Crk John Turner "son of John" 118A Tates Crk
John Turner "son of Edward" 90A Tates Crk

1803 Tax List 1804 Tax List
Edward Turner "son of John" 260A Pitmans Crk Thomas Turner "son of John" 252A Tates Crk
located in Pulaski Co., Kentucky Edward Turner "son of John" 260A Pitman
John Turner "son of John" 118A Tates Crk Crk-located in Pulaski Co., Kentucky
John Turner Sr. 201A Tates Crk John Turner Sr. 201A Tates Crk
John Turner "son of Edward" 90A Tates Crk John Turner "son of John" 118A Tates Crk

1805 Tax List 1806 Tax List
John Turner "son of Edward" 90A Tates Crk John Turner Sr. 251 A Tates Crk
John Turner Sr 201A Tates Crk Edward Turner "son of John" 100A Silver Ck
John Turner "son of John" 118A Tates Crk John Turner "son of John" 118A Tates Crk
John Turner Thomas Turner "son of John" 430A Tates Crk
John Turner "son of Edwd" 130A Tates Crk

1807 Tax List 1808 Tax List
John Turner "Shallowford" 90A Tates Crk John Turner "son of Tom" 120 A Tates Crk
John Turner "son of Trading Tom" John Turner "son of John" 118A Tates Crk
John Turner Sr. 201 A Tates Crk James Turner "son of John" 130A Tates Crk
John Turner "son of John" 118A Tates Crk John Turner Sr 201A Tates Crk

1809 Tax List 1811 Tax List
John Turner "son of John" 100 A Tates Crk John Turner Sr. 201 A Tates Crk
John Turner "son of Thomas"
James Turner "son of John" 130A Tates Crk
John Turner Sr. 201 A Tates Crk


1812 Tax List 1813 Tax List
John Turner Sr. 201 A Tates Crk John Turner Jr. 118A Tates Crk
John Turner Sr. 201 A Tates Crk

1814 Tax List
John Turner 118A Tates Crk

Trading Tom was the Thomas Turner who was the son of John Turner Sr. therefore the John Turner "son of Tom or Thomas" who appears in 1807 is a grandson of John Turner Sr.

Squire Turner, son of Thomas Turner "Trading Tom", wrote to Talton Turner from Richmond, Kentucky to Glasgow, Missouri. One of these letters survives today. It was written August 9th 1845.

Sir Being at leisure this morning I determined to drop you a few lines and found I had no letter paper and thereupon determined to write on ends as was at hand It is now a good while since you and I started this life-four fifths of our school mates have passed off this stage and gone from this world of care. It is meet therefore that we while spared should rekindle our early affections long buried in the busy scene of life. In a few years more should we be spared we shall be among the oldest of our name and kindred.
I was very much gratified at the visit your two interesting daughter paid us lately & that gratification was much increased by their companion Miss Clarke.

I hope it is not the only visit we shall receive from your family and Gen'l Clarks-The Turners have never for as much as they were entitled to They have never paid enough attention to educating their children and giving them accomplishments and high aspirations.

You have organized a fine estate & are fully able to place your children in the first ranks & I am trying to do it with mine

I was quite gratified to hear all about you and family & your father and all branches of this family - Your sister Polly was a great favorite of mine We are nearly of the same age-

Tell Gen'l Clark that he and his wife & Ann must come. Ann is a smart girl & a pleasant fellow-I contraried her several times & when she became crusty over it, her good humor soon returned.

Father is greatly taken with Mrs. Pulliam She must write the old man a letter. He will be delighted to get one cher him up Mrs. Estill is a good girl & very discreet so far as I could discover. She was at my house less than the others They were all such good company that we appeared lonesome after they left.

My health is reasonalby good but age is creeping up on me & my cares are greater as my family grows up.

Your children have of course given you an account of my family & of the community generally Horace Turner, Joseph son has gone to Philadelphia to live

My daughter Mary rec'd a letter some ten days since from Ann Clarke Mary will go to Louisville to finish her education in a few weeks

Old Marsh was about as glad to see your children as anybody was He came a second time three days after they left Betsy and all the family send their respects to you all & especially to our late visiters Tell Mrs. Pulliam to carry to your father my highest respects & to tell the old man that I inquire after him every opportunity & find a lively interest in his health & happiness
Yours Squire Turner

Madison Co., Kentucky Court Order Book 1786-1798
Dec Court 1787. A deed from Higgerson Grubbs to Edward Turner was proved by the oath of Philip Turner and John Turner and is ordered to be cerfitied.

Sep Court 1790. Ordered that Edwd. Turner, Jas. Martin, Jno. Turner, Robt Rodes..do view the hill as Jesse Embry's.

Madison Co., Kentucky Court Order Book A: 1786-1792
No entries

Madison Co., Kentucky Court Order Book B: 1791-1800

7 Jan 1794, p. 190: Ordered that Andrew Bogie, John Turner, Bond Estill & Elihu Green or any three of them being first sworn do appraise the personalty estate and slaves if any late the property of Edward Carpinter dec'd and that the Admin, returner a list thereof to the court.

2 Dec 1794, p. 244: A bill of sale between Higgason Grubbs of the one part and James Johnson of the other part proved to be the act & deed of the said Higgason by the oath of John & Thomas Turner witness thereto & ordered to be recorded.

2 Oct 1798, p. 540: On the motion of Humphrey Jones & Elias Barns it is ordered that James Berry, John Turner, John Turner Senr & Benjamin Clark..view a way for a road from Barns Mill to the Town of Richmond and make a report..

Madison Co., Kentucky Court Order Book C: 1800-1813
1 Feb 1802, p. 102: Ordered that Benjamin Howard be appointed surveyor of the road in the room of John Turner.

4 Oct 1802, p. 138: Ordered that John Turner, son of Edward Turner, be appointed surveyor of the road in the room of Abram Newland..

2 May 1803, p. 176: A certificate of relinquishment of dower from Sally Clay wife of Green Clay to John Turner..

4 Jul 1803, p. 183: On motion of Jesse Noland, John Turner & Samuel Davis..a certificate is granted them for obtaining Letter of Administration of the estate of Edward Turner dec'd on their entering into bond..with Barney Stagner, Edward Turner and Richard Calloway their securities and it is ordered that Talton Embry, Jas, Berry, Robert Moore and William Martin,,do inventory and appraise the personal estate and leaves if any late the property of the dec'd.

3 Oct 1803, p. 201: On motion of William Kearly it is ordered that Talton Embry, William Martin, John Turner & Robert Moore..view the road,,from James Turner's to the Courthouse and make report..

2 Jul 1804, p. 249: Ordered that James Turner be appointed surveyor of the road in the room of John Turner.

6 Nov 1809, p. 575: Ordered that John Turner, son of Thomas Turner, be appointed surveyor of the road leading from Barnes' mill to the widow Duncan's in the room of Joseph Holeman.

Jan Court 1811, p.675: On the motion of John Turner he is exempted from paying county levy on two old negroes (to wit) Karon and Pender.

Madison Co., Kentucky Court Order Book D: 1813-1819
Jan Court 1814, p. 19: The last will and testament of John Turner dec'd was returned..and proved by.. Robert Harris, Nathan Roberts and John Roberts and on the motion of Barnett Turner, Phillip Turner and James Berry the execs, named in said will a certificate of the probate is granted them, thereupon they..entered into bond with Edward Turner, Phillip Prather and James Levil..and it is further ordered that George Shackleford, Nathan Roberts, David Bruton, and Enic Bruton do inventory and appraise..

Jul Court 1815, p. 161: An inventory and appraisement of the estate of John Turner, dec'd was returned and ordered to be entered of record.

Jan Court 1816, p. 302: A sale bill of the estate of John Turner Senior dec'd being returned was ordered to be entered of record. An on motion of the Administrator..it is ordered that James Dejarnett, George Shackleford, James Parrish and John Tribble..make report..

Nov Court 1817, p. 386: A settlement with the Administrators of John Turner dec'd was returned and ordered to be recorded.

The will of John Turner can be found in Madison Co., Kentucky Will Book B page 7?8 Terry Litvan transcribed the will in 1986

In the name of God Amen. I John Turner Sr. of the County of Madison and State of Kentucky being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all others by me made. Item first all my lawful debts be paid punctually paid Item to my first eight children that I had by my first wife Rebeckah (viz) Andrew Thomas Edward John Cornelius Anny Sarah and charity I bequeath one dollar to each of them a peace, having before given to each of them such part of my estate as I intended them possess. Item to my youngest son William I give as much of my estate as will board and school him to the double rule of three so as he may well understand the same and one horse saddle and bridle to be worth one hundred dollars. Item to my two youngest daughters Elenor Jane I give to each of them one feather bedd and furniture one cow and Calf one house sadle and bridle to be worth twenty five pounds each of them. Item to my daughter Catharine Patterson I give her and her children the fifty acres of land they now live on to each an equal part Item the plantation and land I now live on and all the Negroes and stock of every kind that I my possess only such part as is above disposed of I give to my son Barnett the use and controle untill my youngest son William arives to the age of Sixteen or if he shall die before he the said William Arives to that age untill the next youngest doeth. the negroes none to be disposed of but if the other stock becomes too Large he and the Executors is to sell such as can be spared The money to pay taxes and other Necessaries for the use of the family. Item the plantation and land I now live on I give to my sons that I had by my wife Jane to be equally divided between them (viz) James, Phillip, Barnett, Jesse, Johnathan and William and the ballance of my estate both real and personal to be equally divided between all my sons and daughters that I had by my last wife Jane only Catharine Patterson has to have no more that the fifty acres of land above stated (vix) James Mildred Phillip Barnett Jesse Johanathan and Elenor Jane and William to them and their heirs forever. lastly I appoint my brother Phillip Turner my son Barnett and James Berry my Exors. to this my last will and Testament In Testamony have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of Demr 1813
signed Sealed and
Dated in the presence of
Robert Harris his
John Roberts John X Turner
Nathan Roberts mark

N.B. the words daughters and seal was interlined before signed

State of Kentucky
Madison County
I William Irvine clerk of the court for the County aforesaid do hereby certify that at a court held for said county on the 3rd of January 1814, This writing was proved to be the last will and Testament of John Turner dec'd by the oaths of Robt Harris John Roberts and Nathan Roberts subscribing witnesses thereto ordered to be recorded. Will Irvin

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