The Ancestors of Brian Doig

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  • ID: I103
  • Name: Stephen A. TURNER
  • Surname: Turner
  • Given Name: Stephen A.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 3 Oct 1818 in Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY
  • Death: 23 Oct 1905 in Downing, Schuyler Co., MO
  • Burial: 25 Oct 1905 Downing, Schuyler Co., MO
  • _UID: C943EFA4457BD511AA2944455354000048FB
  • Note:
    Stephen was reported to have come to IL with his parents when he was 7 years old, but the fam ily must have returned to KY.

    Stephen and his sisters and brother were orphaned by 1832. They were looked out for by a Bapt ist Minister John S. Higgins (in 1850 his aunt Polly Turner lived with the family of John S . Higgins in District 2, Lincoln Co., KY, page 304).

    In 1850 Stephen was a plasterer living in Moultrie County, IL with his wife Barbary and child ren Susanna E., Agness, Mary A., and Wm. F. In 1860 he was a plasterer living in Lovington, M oultrie County (page 76) with Barbary and children Agnes J., Mary A., Wm. F., Margaret A., El iza C., John S., Nancy J., and George H.; also in the household was Adam Berry, born 1809/1 0 in NC. In 1870 he was a farmer in Lovington with wife Barbara and children Eliza C., John S ., Nancy J., George H., Christeana, Charity E., and Charles A.; the value of his land was $12 ,000 and personal property at $2,000. In 1880 he was a plasterer and tradesman in Lovington w ith his wife and children Nancy, George, Charity, Charles, and Commodore Perry. Stephen was l isted in the 1889 land road tax in Lovington.

    Stephen was a resident of the Lovington vicinity for more than half a century. He bought up c heap swamp land and drained it to make farm land of it. There they shot brandts and ducks. H e had narrow shovels to dig narrow trenches in the muddy swampland; then he laid four-inch ti le to drain the water off. One of Stephen`s buildings housed the Post Office. Overhead wa s a big room they held dances in, a familiar saying was "It was just a ball in Turner`s hall , that was all."

    Stephen moved to MO in 1899. He "owned over 400 acres of land in the Lanton neighborhood an d business property in Lovington and Hammond in addition to a fine farm in Missouri. His larg e estate was accumulated by his own industry and frugality. In his younger days he followed f arming and stock raising, and when work in these lines were slack he devoted his time to th e trade of plasterer, at which he was an expert."

    Obituary - Lovington Reporter, 27 Oct 1905 (with photo):
    Former Resident Dies in Missouri. Stephen Turner Passes Away at the Age of Eighty-seven.
    Stephen Turner, aged 87 years and 20 days, a former resident of the vicinity, died at th e home of his daughter, Mrs. Chas. Mccune, near Downing, Mo., Monday, October 23. Funeral ser vices and burial were held at that place Wednesday. Stephen Turner was born near Frankfort, K y., October 3, 1818. He came to Illinois with his parents when 7 years of age. He was marrie d to Miss Barbara Deeds, March 9, 1842. To them were born nine children, five sons and four d aughters who are as follows: George H., Frank, Charley, John S., Mrs. Ed. Bennett and Mrs. Ma tt Crowder, who live in this vicinity, and Mrs. J. M. White and Mrs. Charley McCune, who liv e in Missouri, and on son, Perry, who liveds in Nebraska. Mrs. Turner died a Downing, Mo., Ja nuary 9, 1901.
    Deceased was a resident of this vicinity for more than half a century but for the past si x years he had made his home in Missouri. He was closely identified with the development of M oultrie county and had a vivid recollection of the early days in Illinois. He owned over 40 0 acres of land in the Lanton neighborhood and business property in Lovington and Hammond i n addition to a fine farm in Missouri. His large estate was accumulated by his own indurstr y and frugality. In his younger days he followed farming and stock raising, and when work i n these lines were slack he devoted his time to the trade of plasterer, at which he was an ex pert.
    Mr. Turner enjoyed the respect and confidence of the community and his many friends her e sympathize with the bereaved family and relatives.

    Land Purchases:
    TURNER STEPHEN FD E2NE 11 15N 05E 3 80.00 000.00 WARRANT MAL E 01/11/1853 UNKNOWN 155 055
    MOULTRIE

    TURNER STEPHEN FD SWNE 11 15N 05E 3 40.00 000.00 WARRANT MAL E 01/11/1853 UNKNOWN 155 055
    MOULTRIE

    TURNER STEPHEN FD SESE 02 15N 05E 3 40.00 000.00 WARRANT MAL E 01/11/1853 UNKNOWN 155 055
    MOULTRIE

    TURNER STEPHEN FD SWSW 01 15N 05E 3 40.00 000.00 WARRANT MAL E 09/01/1852 UNKNOWN 154 261
    MOULTRIE

    TURNER STEPHEN FD SESE 03 15N 05E 3 40.00 000.00 WARRANT MAL E 01/05/1849 MOULTRIE 154 007
    MOULTRIE

    TURNER STEPHEN FD NENE 10 15N 05E 3 40.00 000.00 WARRANT MAL E 01/05/1849 MOULTRIE 154 007
    MOULTRIE

    TURNER STEPHEN FD W2NW 11 15N 05E 3 80.00 000.00 WARRANT MAL E 01/05/1849 MOULTRIE 154 007
    MOULTRIE
  • Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:05



    Father: Jabez (Jobe, Jabas, Jabes, Jabaz) TURNER b: ABT 1786 in Bedford Co., VA
    Mother: Elizabeth (Betsy Smick) SCHMICK b: 3 Sep 1793 in KY

    Marriage 1 Barbara DEEDS b: 28 Feb 1825 in Muncie, Delaware Co., IN
    • Married: 8 Mar 1843 in Macon Co., IL
    • Note: Marriage also reported on 9 Mar 1842 in Moultrie Co., IL.
    Children
    1. Has No Children Susan Elizabeth TURNER b: 1 Jan 1844 in Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL
    2. Has Children Agnes Isabella TURNER b: 12 Jul 1846 in Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL
    3. Has Children Mary Anne Moulton TURNER b: 8 Oct 1848 in Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL
    4. Has Children William Franklin (Frank) TURNER b: 1 Apr 1850 in Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL
    5. Has Children Margaret Angeline TURNER b: 6 Sep 1851 in Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL
    6. Has Children Eliza Catherine TURNER b: 4 Jan 1854 in Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL
    7. Has Children John Stephen TURNER b: 8 Apr 1855 in Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL
    8. Has Children Nancy Jane TURNER b: 4 Feb 1857 in Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL
    9. Has Children George Henry TURNER b: 1 Jan 1859 in Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL
    10. Has Children Christina America TURNER b: 23 Oct 1860 in Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL
    11. Has Children Charity Emaline TURNER b: 25 Sep 1862 in Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL
    12. Has No Children James Edward TURNER b: 14 May 1865 in Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL
    13. Has Children Charles Aaron TURNER b: 25 Dec 1867 in Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL
    14. Has Children Commodore Perry (Peter) TURNER b: 18 Apr 1871 in Lovington, Moultrie Co., IL
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