Name: John Turner
Given Name: John
Birth: 18 Mar 1794 in , Madison, Kentucky
Death: 17 Oct 1872 in Elkhorn, Ray, Missouri
Burial: Siegel Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, Ray, Missouri
Emigration: 1816 Kentucky To MO
MARRIAGE: KY; Madison Co.;
7 Jun 1814
BLM GLO website: John Turner patented several tracts in Ray Co. in 1824 and 1838. These were all in Section 30, Twp 52N, and Range 29W. He is a neighbor in his section to James B. Mills and James Hogue and James Dowden. Immediately west is the Ray/Clay Co. border, where his neighbors in Sec. 25 include his son LIttleton West Turner, Samuel Robertson, John Handley, Nehemiah Odell, Squire Titus, etc.
CENSUS: 1830; MO; Ray Co.; p. 386
Turner, John 111101 / 201001 30-39, b. 1790/1799
1 male u5 (Joshua 3) 2 females u5 (Martha Ann infant, 1 missing)
1 male 5-9 (Thomas 6 or Arthur 7)
1 male 10-14 (Littleton 14) 1 female 10-14 (Ellender 11)
1 male 15-19 (James 15)
1 male 30-39 (John 36) 1 female 30-39 (Jane 33)
* Turner, John
Turner, Samuel 000011 / 2001
Turner, William 023101 / 210101 (page has Stanleys, William Gross, John Mayberry 40-49)
CENSUS: 1840; MO; Ray Co.; Fishing River; Roll: 229; Page: 328; Image: 664; Family History Library Film: 0014857
Turner, Jones 0000200 / 210000001
Turner, John 2111001 / 001000101 40-49, b. 1790/1799
2 males u5 (Otrina/Asteria 4)
1 male 5-9 (Joseph 7)
1 male 10-14 (Joshua 13)
1 female 10-14 (Martha 12)
1 male 15-19 (Thomas 16 or Arthur 17)
1 female 40-49 (Jane 42)
1 male 40-49 (John 46)
1 female 60-69
CENSUS: 1850; MO; Ray Co.; Dist. 75; p. 378
Turner, John 56 KY Farmer $1600
Jane 53 " illiterate
Joseph 17 MO Laborer
Martha 22 " "
Otrina 14 " in school (male)
Wallace, James 10 " "
Turner, Joshua 23 " Farmer $150
Cyntha 22 "
William 1 "
John 19 " Laborer
(family of Littleton Turner, 34 MO, is adjacent in hh 1319)
1819 to Ray County, Missouri
This John is probably a grandson of John and Rebecca Turner [based on age], but it is not known for sure through which son C. Ross lists John Turner as the son of John Turner.
James Wallace age10 (1840) living with John and Jane Turner 1850 census. See Smith Hutchings
Some info from RootsWeb WorldConnect:
Entries: 12696 Updated: Wed Sep 10 15:45:55 2003 Contact: Julie Dalton
"John was a soldier in the War of 1812. He enlisted in the Kentucky volunteers on 29 Mar 1813, age 19, serving in the place of John Estes, who was drafted in Cap. James DeJenett's Co., Col. Dudley's Reg., Gen. Green Clay's Brigade, at Lexington, KY. He fought in the battle known as Dudley's Defeat at the rapids on the Marome River (River Raisin), "was taken prisoner by the British, was stolen from among the British by the Indians and kept about 30 days, and sold as a slave to a merchant in Detroit. He was then regained by the British, and was exchanged about the 14th day of May, 1814, then permitted to return home . . ."
Kentucky Soldiers of the War of 1812, Roll of Field and Staff, Keir's Infantry, Dudley's Regiment. John Turner is included on this list. James DeJarnett is Captain.
Upon his return to Madison Co., KY, John married Sarah Jane West a few weeks later, on 7 Jul 1814. Their first child, Jones J., was born in Madison Co. in 1815.
In 1816, John, Jane, and baby son, were among the earliest settlers to move to what was then Howard Co., MO, setting along the Crooked River on 160 acres the government had granted John for his service in the War of 1812, in what is now Fishing River Twp. in the southwestern part of Ray Co. They lived in this area the rest of their lives, raising their family.
The book, History of Ray County, MO, 1881, says of John Turner: ". . He reared a large family of children, who are good and useful citizens of the county. He was an industrious and energetic farmer, and showed the hand of the diligent man in making his home an attractive place for the family. He was a man of strong force of character, warm in his attachment to friends, and of unbending rectitude in all his dealings with his fellow man -- a man that stood high with his neighbors for probity, and whole-souled honor and integrity . . " (p. 271)
The book notes that both John and Jane Turner were among the founding members of the New Garden Regular Baptist Church, which was organized on 23 Apr 1824, and says that 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."
Pages 216-231 of the same book describe the transition in those early years to the establishment of Ray Co. on 1 Jan 1821, and later the formation of Clay and Caldwell Counties from the northern and western parts of Ray Co., and notes that John Turner was one of the first county commissioners to "point out and fix upon the most suitable place in the county of Ray, whereon to erect a court house and jail . ." John is also mentioned as a member of the grand jury for the first circuit court convened in Richmond, MO, on 19 Mar 1829."
Jane West b: Abt 1797 in , Madison, Kentucky
7 Jun 1814
in , Madison, Kentucky
- Change Date:
23 Jun 2012
- James Jones Turner b: 30 May 1815 in , Madison, Kentucky
- Littleton West Turner b: 13 Mar 1816 in , Howard, Missouri
- Ellender Turner b: 22 Sep 1819 in , , Missouri
- Arthur D. Turner b: 13 Nov 1823
- Thomas H. Turner b: 1 Dec 1824 in , Ray, Missouri
- Joshua Turner b: 11 Nov 1828 in , Ray, Missouri
- Martha Ann Turner b: 26 May 1830 in , Ray, Missouri
- John Turner b: 1831
- Joseph Turner b: Abt 1833 in , Ray, Missouri
- Asteria Turner b: Abt 1836