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John Turner

Male 1794 - 1872  (77 years)


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  • Name John Turner 
    Born 18 Nov 1794  Madison Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1810  Madison Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    p 229. 
    1810 Census for Madison Co, Kentucky, Sheet 229
    1810 Census for Madison Co, Kentucky, Sheet 229
    --John Turner-- Free White Males, under 10: 4; Free White Males 10-15: 3,Free White Males, 26-44: 1; Free White Females, under 10: 2; Free White Females, 16-25: 1; Free White Females 26-44: 1, Number of Slaves: 6; Number of Household members under 16: 9 Number of Household members over 25: 2; Number of Household members: 18.
    Military 1812-1815  War of 1812, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Turner volunteered for the Kentucky Militia in March 1813 to replace John Estes. He was assigned to Lieutenant-Colonel William Dudley's Regiment, 3rd Company of Captain James DeJurments & Green Clays Brigade, consisting of 135 men. "The regiment was sent to reinforce Major General William Henry Harrison at Fort Meigs in Ohio during the War of 1812. On May 5, 1813, Colonel Dudley's men accomplished their mission to spike British cannon firing on Fort Meigs from across the river, however, Col. Dudley then ordered his men to pursue a group of natives spotted nearby. This resulted in Dudley and the men being surrounded and captured. Col. Dudley and 300 of his men were killed. But John was one of the fortunate 500 who survived the debacle." John was taken prisoner by the British, then stolen by Indians under the leadership of Tecumseh and was eventually sold to a slave merchant Detroit. The British later regained him and he was held in the Quebec, Canada town jail until he was released back to the United States on May 4, 1814. John returned to Madison County, Kentucky and married Sarah Jane West in July 1814.  
    • Charles A. Francis, ed. Ray County, Missouri: History & Families (Morley, MO: Acclaim Press, 2019), 146.
    Immigration 1816  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John, Jane, and son, James Jones left Madison Co, KY and headed west to Missouri Territory in 1816. They settled in Ray County, Missouri. 
    • Charles A. Francis, ed. Ray County, Missouri: History & Families (Morley, MO: Acclaim Press, 2019), 146.
    Census 1820  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    None found. 
    Appointment 1821  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Missouri. Ray County. Circuit Court Minute Book A-5, 18 Jun 1821.
    Appointment of John Turner to Commission for establishing place of Ray County Courthouse and Jail and the Commission's Report.
    Appointment of John Turner to Commission for establishing place of Ray County Courthouse and Jail and the Commission's Report.
    John was appointed by the Ray County Court in June 1821 to the commission charged with setting the location of the first Ray County jail and courthouse. (Richmond was the ultimate choice). The Commission's Report is on the second page. NOTE: The person who wrote the minutes of the Circuit Court incorrectly recorded the commissioner John Turner's name as James Turner. Since John could not read or write, he put his X with the name James Turner. His appointment is on the first page of this document.
    Biography Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A Short History of John Turner, Ray County, Missouri
    A Short History of John Turner, Ray County, Missouri
    Written by Richard & Debra Turner and posted on the Internet.
    Tax Records 1821  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    On assessor's list. 
    • (1) Ray County, Missouri Records (Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press, 2017), 5. (2) Nadine Hodges and Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff. "Ray County, Missouri - Assessor's List for 1821," Missouri Pioneers: County & Genealogy Records, Volume 2 (Missouri: N. Hodges, [1968]), 41.
    Religion 23 Apr 1824  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John and Jane Turner were among the founding members of the New Garden Regular Baptist Church, which was organized on 23 Apr 1824. It was "A very rude log building...erected in 1824, as a place of worship. To accomplish its erection the outlay in money was, of course, very trifling; probably the only real cost was the time and labor of the members who built it." 
    • Charles A. Francis, ed. Ray County, Missouri: History & Families (Morley, MO: Acclaim Press, 2019), 146.
    Property, Real 1 Jun 1824  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    80 acres, Section 30 Township 52N Range 29W; W 1/2 NE 1/4, 5th Meridian, registered in Franklin, MO. Document No. 402. Authority 24 Apr 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat 566). 
    • U.S. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records online. Accessed on 28 Feb 2013.
    Grand Jury Mar 1829  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Served on the first Ray County grand jury. 
    Census 1830  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fishing River twp, p 386. 
    1830 Census for Ray County, Missouri, Sheet 386
    1830 Census for Ray County, Missouri, Sheet 386
    --John Turner--Free white males 0-5: 1, free white males 5-10: 1, free white males 10-15: 1, free white males 15-20: 1, free white males 30-40: 1; free white females 0-5: 2, free white females 10-15: 1, free white females 30-40: 1.
    Property, Real 4 Nov 1835  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    40 acres, Section 30 Township 52N Range 29W; NW 1/4 SE 1/4, 5th Meridian, registered in Lexington, MO. Document No. 3052. Authority 24 Apr 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat 566). 
    • U.S. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records online. Accessed on 28 Feb 2013.
    Property, Real 1 Jan 1836  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    40 acres, Section 29 Township 52N Range 29W; SW 1/4 NM 1/4, 5th Meridian, registered in Lexington, MO. Document No. 3970. Authority 24 Apr 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat 566). 
    • U.S. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records online. Accessed on 28 Feb 2013.
    Property, Real 28 Jul 1838  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    80 acres, Section 30 Township 52N Range 29W; E 1/2 NE 1/4, 5th Meridian, registered in Plattsburg, MO. Document No. 10325. Authority 24 Apr 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat 566). 
    • U.S. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records online. Accessed on 28 Feb 2013.
    Property, Real 2 Aug 1838  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    40 acres, Section 30 Township 52N Range 29W; NE 1/4 SE 1/4, 5th Meridian, registered in Lexington, MO. Document No. 10656. Authority 24 Apr 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat 566). 
    • U.S. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records online. Accessed on 28 Feb 2013.
    Census 1840  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fishing River twp, p 328. 
    1840 Census for Ray County, Missouri, Sheet 328
    1840 Census for Ray County, Missouri, Sheet 328
    --John Turner--Free white males 0-5: 2, free white males 10-15: 1, free white males 15-20: 1, free white males 40-50: 1, free white males 60-70: 1; free white females 0-5: 2, free white females 10-15: 1, free white females 40-50: 1.
    Property, Real 1844  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Turner is listed as being in the first surveyor's book of Ray County by Medders Vanderpool, Surveyor, 1830-1847. Located on p 185. 
    • Pauline Brown, abst. Index to the First Surveyor’s Book of Ray County, Missouri: Medders Vanderpool, Surveyor, 1830 to 1847 (Richmond, MO: Ray County Genealogical Association, 1990), 9.
    Guardianship 9 Aug 1844  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Named guardian of Artema Doris Turner. 
    • Joyce Anderson Swearingin. Probate Index Book, Ray County, Missouri, Book 1, 1823-1873 (Lawson, MO: J. A. Swearingin, ca 1990), 78. NOTE: The original Probate Index Book 1 is located in the Ray County Courthouse, Richmond, Missouri. The indexes of the probate files are recorded in Ledgers/Books. The original papers are found in manuscript boxes. The index page is where all the information that is in the boxes is recorded in the ledgers. Artema Doris Turner entry: Artema Doris Turner. File T, Box 1, Index Book 1, p 186, John Turner, guard, 9 Aug 1844.
    Census 1850  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    District 75, dwelling/family 1318/1318, p 379A, farmer, aged 56, real estate valued $1,600; cannot read or write; b. Kentucky; enumerated 15 Nov 1850 by Geo. J. Wasson. 
    1850 Census for Ray County, Missouri, District 75, Sheet 379A
    1850 Census for Ray County, Missouri, District 75, Sheet 379A
    Turner, John.....56...head
    ______, Jane.....53...wife
    ______, Joseph...17...son
    ______, Martha...22...daughter
    ______, Arthur...16...son
    Wallace, James...10...grandson
    Turner, Joshua...25...son
    ______, Cynthia..22...daughter-in-law
    ______, William.. 1...grandson
    ______, John.....19...son
    Property, Real 2 Oct 1854  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    40 acres, Section 31 Township 52N Range 29W; SE 1/4 NE 1/4, 5th Meridian, registered in Plattsburg, MO. Document No. 9902. Authority 24 Apr 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat 566). 
    • U.S. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records online. Accessed on 28 Feb 2013.
    Census 1860  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fishing River twp, Crab Orchard PO, p 96, dwelling/family 688/688; farmer aged 66, cannot read or write; real estate valued $2,500, personal estate valued $3,000; b. Kentucky; enumerated 28 Jul 1860 by E. Z. Brown. 
    1860 Census for Ray County, Missouri, Fishing River Townsip, Sheet 96
    1860 Census for Ray County, Missouri, Fishing River Townsip, Sheet 96
    685 Wallace, David O...45...head
    _______, Ellen.........40...wife
    _______, James.........20...son
    _______, Martha........16...daughter
    _______, John T........14...son
    _______, Ephraim.......12...son
    _______, Ellen......... 4...daughter
    _______, Joseph W...... 1...son
    688 Turner, John.......66...head
    ______, Jane...........63...wife
    ______, A. D...........20...son
    Titus, Noah............18
    Census 1870  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fishing River twp, Richmond PO, p 23 [stamped 424A], dwelling/family 167/167, head age 77, real property value $4000, personal property value $300, b. Kentucky; enumerated 31 Aug 1870 by John T. Tursk. 
    1870 Census for Ray County, Fishing River Township, Sheet 23
    1870 Census for Ray County, Fishing River Township, Sheet 23
    Turner, John...77...head
    Died 17 Oct 1872  Elkhorn, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 21 Oct 1872  Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas Turner applied for Letters of Administration in the Estate of his father, John Turner. Heirs listed were: James J. Turner, L. W. Turner, Ellen Wallace, James J Wallace [grandson], Thomas Turner, Joshua Turner, A. D. Turner, Joseph Turner, and Martha Titus. Administrator's Bond was issued to Thomas Turner as principal and Noah McGuire, John Odell and A. J. Duncan as security in the amount $2,500. Letters were issued to Thomas Turner by Judge D. P. Whitener. 
    • Joyce Anderson Swearingin. Probate Index Book, Ray County, Missouri, Book 2, 1865-1888 (Lawson, MO: J. A. Swearingin, ca 1990), 57. NOTE: The original Probate Index Book 2 is located in the Ray County Courthouse, Richmond, Missouri. The indexes of the probate files are recorded in Ledgers/Books. The original papers are found in manuscript boxes. The index page is where all the information that is in the boxes is recorded in the ledgers. John Turner's entry: Turner, John, dec'd, Index Book 2, pg. 203, File T, Box 5, Thomas J. Turner, Adm, 21 October 1872.
    Letters of Administration for the Estate of John Turner
    Letters of Administration for the Estate of John Turner
    Thomas Turner applied for Letters of Administration in the Estate of his father, John Turner. Heirs listed were: James J. Turner, L. W. Turner, Ellen Wallace, James J Wallace [grandson], Thomas Turner, Joshua Turner, A. D. Turner, Joseph Turner, and Martha Titus. Administrator's Bond was issued to Thomas Turner as principal and Noah McGuire, John Odell and A. J. Duncan as security in the amount $2,500. Letters were issued to Thomas Turner by Judge D. P. Whitener.
    Buried Siegel Cemetery, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Footstone added June 2012 denoting John Turner's service in the War of 1812 as part of the Kentucky Militia at Ft Meigs Ohio. John was taken prisoner following the battle known as Dudley's Defeat May 5, 1813, and held in the Quebec Canada jail until December 1813. John was a private in Capt. Dyamettos' Co, Dudley's Regt. Small original footstone was found while preparing base and placed back upright at its original location. This cemetery, known at various times as the Turner and/or Siegel Cemetery, sits on ground granted to John Turner by the U.S. government and set aside by the Turner family for a graveyard.
    John Turner
    John Turner
    Husband of Sarah Jane West. Son of John Turner.
    Plot: N 39 17.672 W 94 11.883
    Person ID I1161  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Family Sarah Jane West,   b. ca 1797, Madison Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1867, Orrick, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 7 Jul 1814  Madison Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Kentucky Marriage Records from the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1983), 442. (2) Judge W. Rodes Shackelford, comp. Early Marriage Records, Madison County, Kentucky (Richmond, KY: Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Vol. 37, no. 120, July 1939), 35.
    Children 
    +1. James Jones Turner,   b. 30 May 1815, Madison Co, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1897, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +2. Littleton West Turner,   b. 14 Mar 1816, Clay Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1890, Christian Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +3. Ellender Jane Turner,   b. 22 Sep 1819, Ray Co, Missouri Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1894, Mirabile, Caldwell Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +4. Sarah Turner,   b. 28 Sep 1822, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1841, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    +5. Thomas H. Turner,   b. 1 Dec 1824, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1900, Orrick, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +6. Joshua Turner,   b. 11 Nov 1828, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1909, Leavenworth Co, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +7. Martha Ann Turner,   b. 26 May 1830, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1906, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     8. John Turner,   b. 18 Mar 1831, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1852, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     9. Joseph Turner,   b. 29 May 1833, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1904, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     10. Artemadorus Turner,   b. 23 Nov 1837, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1868, Ray Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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