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James Coffee Turnbo

Male 1820 - 1870  (50 years)


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  • Name James Coffee Turnbo 
    Born 13 Feb 1820  Sugar Creek, Maury Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military 1861–1865  Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Second Lieutenant, Co C, 14th Arkansas Infantry [Hudson's Co.], C.S.A. Enlisted at Yellville, Arkansas, 11 Jul 1861; dropped from the rolls. 
    Confederate Regiment Organized in Boone County[, Arkansas]
    Confederate Regiment Organized in Boone County[, Arkansas]
    The Fourteenth Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A. was organized in August, 1861, by State senator William C. Mitchell near old Lead Hill Cemetery in Boone County. This article describes the organization and enlistment of the men, supplies gathered and their participation in the battle of Pea Ridge and future battles during the Civil War. [Source: Boone County Historian Volume III, No. 1 (Harrison, AR: Boone County Historical & Genealogy Society, 1980), 14-22.]
    Turnbo Manuscripts Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    On the north side of White River in Keesee Township Marion County, Ark. is the old George Fritts farm where he lived from the latter forties to the 6th day of September 1859. From this date my parents lived here until they were visited by the angel of death. My mother died January the 15, 1868. My father died June 14, 1870. My brother Lafayette (Bubby) Turnbo died 11 days after my mother had passed over the dark valley and here my sister Mary Lucy Turnbo was burned to death in the month of April 1869. . . The first settler on the bank of the river where Fritts house stood was Jesse Yocum who has the credit of settling on more than one bottom on White River. Yocum cleared the first land here above the sloo and which was done in the early twenties. Mr. Yocum sold out to a man of the name of Masters. He was succeeded by Jesse Journygan who put out the first apple trees on this land which yielded large sweet juicy yellow fruit. After Mr. Journygan left a man of the name of McCary lived here awhile then he sold his claim to AllinTrimble and Trimble sold it to George Fritts and the latter entered the first land in this bottom which was done at Batesville. In the month of July 1859 my father gave Mr. Fritts $700 for the farm crop and part of the stock.  
    • Silas C. Turnbo Manuscripts, "Looking to the Past," The original Turnbo Manuscripts are located at the Springfield-Greene County Public Library, Springfield, Missouri.
    Died 14 Jun 1870  Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Riddle Cemetery, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On the north side of White River in Keesee Township, Marion County, Ark. is the old George Fritts farm where he lived from the latter forties to the 6th day of September 1859. From this date my parents lived here until they were visited by the angel of death. My mother died January the 15, 1868. My father died June 14, 1870. My brother Lafayette (Bubby) Turnbo died 11 days after my mother had passed over the dark valley and here my sister Mary Lucy Turnbo was burned to death in the month of April 1869. . . The first settler on the bank of the river where Fritts house stood was Jesse Yocum who has the credit of settling on more than one bottom on White River. Yocum cleared the first land here above the sloo and which was done in the early twenties. Mr. Yocum sold out to a man of the name of Masters. He was succeeded by Jesse Journygan who put out the first apple trees on this land which yielded large sweet juicy yellow fruit. After Mr. Journygan left a man of the name of McCary lived here awhile then he sold his claim to Allin Trimble and Trimble sold it to George Fritts and the latter entered the first land in this bottom which was done at Batesville. In the month of July 1859 my father gave Mr. Fritts $700 for the farm crop and part of the stock. [Source: Silas C. Turnbo Manuscripts, "Looking to the Past," and "Among the Dead," The original Turnbo Manuscripts are located at the Springfield-Greene County Public Library, Springfield, Missouri] NOTE: Riddle Cemetery was moved ca 1948-1950 when Bull Shoals Lake was built. The cemetery now is located close to the Missouri line and is cut off from most of Marion County, Arkansas. To get to the cemetery you have to go north to Peel and cross the lake or drive up into Missouri and come back down to the cemetery.
    James Coffee Turnbo
    James Coffee Turnbo
    Husband of Elizabeth Onstott and son of James & Phelicia (Coffey) Turnbow.
    James Coffee Turnbo
    James Coffee Turnbo
    Close up of the tombstone.
    Person ID I7332  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2021 

    Father James Turnbow,   b. 22 Mar 1780, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1826, Enterprise, Maury Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Phelicia Coffey,   b. 3 Mar 1787, Knox Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1865, Enterprise, Maury Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F3626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Onstott,   b. ca 1824, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1868, Riddle City, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married ca 1842  Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jefferson Newton Turnbo,   b. ca 1843, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1858, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 15 years)
     2. Silas Claiborne Turnbo,   b. 26 May 1844, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1925, Broken Arrow, Tulsa Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Jasper Newton Turnbo,   b. 26 Mar 1847, Pontiac, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1925, Baxter Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Lafayette Turnbo,   b. ca 1848, Forsyth, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1868, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)
    +5. Margarette Felicia Turnbo,   b. 1 Apr 1851, Forsyth, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1926, Tahlequah, Cherokee Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Mary Lucy Turnbo,   b. ca 1855, Forsyth, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1869, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 14 years)
     7. Gracie Elmira Turnbo,   b. 17 Feb 1857, Forsyth, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1935, Pontiac, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +8. James David Turnbo,   b. 10 Feb 1860, Forsyth, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1900, Pontiac, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     9. Sarah Jane Turnbo,   b. 27 Nov 1860, Protem, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1917, Peel, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     10. Elizabeth Nancy Turnbo,   b. 1 Jul 1863, Forsyth, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1899, Pontiac, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     11. Andrew Jackson Turnbo,   b. 15 Oct 1863, Forsyth, Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1946, Pontiac, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F3132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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