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Silas Claiborne Turnbo

Male 1844 - 1925  (80 years)


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  • Name Silas Claiborne Turnbo 
    Born 26 May 1844  Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military 1861-1865  Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Private, Co A, 27th Arkansas Infantry, enlisted at Yellville, Arkansas, June 26, 1862; age 18, born in Missouri; appointed corporal, January 1, 1863; promoted to fourth sergeant, March 8, 1863; promoted to third sergeant, April 5, 1863; resigned as sergeant and returned to the ranks, January 31, 1864; admitted to hospital at Shreveport, Louisiana, March 31, 1864; transferred to hospital at Jefferson, Texas, April 6, 1864; paroled at Shreveport, Louisiana, June 8, 1865. (NOTE: After the war, Silas Turnbo wrote a regimental history of the 27th Arkansas Infantry, and gained fame as the author of Turnbo’s Tales of the Ozarks.) 
    • (1) Edward G. Gerdes Civil War Home Page - Arkansas. http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/27infcoa.html. Accessed 30 Apr 2021. (2) Desmond Walls Allen. The Twenty-Seventh Arkansas Confederate Infantry (Conway, AR: Arkansas Research, Inc., n.d.), 93. [Reprint of Turnbo's original history]
    Died 27 Mar 1925  Broken Arrow, Tulsa Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow, Tulsa Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Silas Claiborne & Mary Matilda (Holt) Turnbo
    Silas Claiborne & Mary Matilda (Holt) Turnbo
    Silas was the son of James Coffee & Elizabeth (Onstott) Turnbo. Mary was the daughter of Fielding & Elizabeth (Hamblin) Holt.
    Plot: Section H, Block 23, Lot 1
    Person ID I8808  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2021 

    Father James Coffee Turnbo,   b. 13 Feb 1820, Sugar Creek, Maury Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1870, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F3132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Matilda Holt,   b. 27 Jan 1849, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1922, Tulsa, Tulsa Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1865  Taney Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth E. Turnbo,   b. 15 Jun 1870, Keesee Twp, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1944, Ozark Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. James Fielding Turnbo,   b. 8 Oct 1871, Keesee Twp, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1951, Bixby, Tulsa Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Mary Ann Turnbo,   b. ca 1872, Keesee Twp, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1943, Broken Arrow, Tulsa Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     4. Fannie D. Turnbo,   b. 6 Feb 1875, Keesee Twp, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1956, Jenks, Tulsa Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. George A. Turnbo,   b. 19 Oct 1877, Keesee Twp, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1916, Colorado City, Mitchell Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F3629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Private, Co A, 27th Arkansas Infantry, enlisted at Yellville, Arkansas, June 26, 1862; age 18, born in Missouri; appointed corporal, January 1, 1863; promoted to fourth sergeant, March 8, 1863; promoted to third sergeant, April 5, 1863; resigned as sergeant and returned to the ranks, January 31, 1864; admitted to hospital at Shreveport, Louisiana, March 31, 1864; transferred to hospital at Jefferson, Texas, April 6, 1864; paroled at Shreveport, Louisiana, June 8, 1865. (NOTE: After the war, Silas Turnbo wrote a regimental history of the 27th Arkansas Infantry, and gained fame as the author of Turnbo’s Tales of the Ozarks.) - 1861-1865 - Civil War Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Mar 1925 - Broken Arrow, Tulsa Co, Oklahoma, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    A WILD BEAR AND TWO BOYS DRINK WATER TOGETHER
By S. C. Turnbo
    A WILD BEAR AND TWO BOYS DRINK WATER TOGETHER By S. C. Turnbo
    Sarah (Miller) Brown Risley Anderson told this story to her daughter Catherine Risley. And she related the story to Ozark story-teller Silas C. Turnbo. The stor in located in Volume 7 of the Turnbo Manuscripts located on the Springfield-Greene County Library website from Springfield, Missouri. [https://thelibrary.org/lochist/turnbo/V7/ST185.html]


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