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  • ID: I59404
  • Name: John Turner
  • Given Name: John
  • Surname: Turner
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 18 Mar 1794 in , Madison, Kentucky
  • Death: 17 Oct 1872 in Elkhorn, Ray, Missouri
  • Burial: Siegel Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, Ray, Missouri
  • Note:

    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)

       Coldessne, John
       Tarwater, John
       Dowdle, Roland
       Millsap, William
       Coldesine, Allen
       Brodhust, Henry
       Crosslin, William
       Allen, Wiliam
       Clevenger, Rebecca
       Massingal, Blake
       Tarwater, John
       Besket, Benjamin
       Dowden, Robert
       Quick, Jacob
    *  Turner, John
       Rowe, Thomas
       Odell, Job
       Garner, F/Touche
       Odell, Simon
       Odell, Francis
       Hutchings, Jesse
       Rowe, James
       Estes, William
       Tunnige, William
       Odell, Edwin
       Clemens, William
       Dickey, James
       Harmon, Geo

       See also:
    p. 382
       Turner, Samuel       000011 / 2001
    p. 384
       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
       (adjacent entries)
       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
       hh 1318/1318
       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."
  • Emigration: 1816 Kentucky To MO
  • _UID: 3A50A40A8D504ED69158F9DC1C431459C334

    Marriage 1 Jane West b: Abt 1797 in , Madison, Kentucky
    • Married: 7 Jun 1814 in , Madison, Kentucky
    • Change Date: 23 Jun 2012
    1. Has No Children James Jones Turner b: 30 May 1815 in , Madison, Kentucky
    2. Has Children Littleton West Turner b: 13 Mar 1816 in , Howard, Missouri
    3. Has Children Ellender Turner b: 22 Sep 1819 in , , Missouri
    4. Has No Children Arthur D. Turner b: 13 Nov 1823
    5. Has Children Thomas H. Turner b: 1 Dec 1824 in , Ray, Missouri
    6. Has Children Joshua Turner b: 11 Nov 1828 in , Ray, Missouri
    7. Has Children Martha Ann Turner b: 26 May 1830 in , Ray, Missouri
    8. Has No Children John Turner b: 1831
    9. Has No Children Joseph Turner b: Abt 1833 in , Ray, Missouri
    10. Has No Children Asteria Turner b: Abt 1836
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