Historical records matching Andrew R Turner
About Andrew R Turner
Birth: Nov. 19, 1841 Death: Jul. 7, 1925
Andrew was born in Polk County, Tennessee to Joseph Turner and Nancy Fouts Turner. The family moved to Walker County, Georgia and Andrew was a school teacher there until the Civil War. He left for Kentucky and joined the 9th Tennessee Calvary, United States Army, with his brother James. Andrew became Sergeant of Co. B. and served for a little over two years. James died in a Nashville hospital,in 1864, after being wounded and is buried in The National Cemetery there.
After the war Andrew returned to Georgia and married Margret E. Lietch, on Nov. 21, 1863. They moved to Douglas County, Missouri in 1869. Andrew farmed until 1884, when he joined with Frances "F.M." Richards and they opened a dry goods store. Two years later Andrew left this partnership and opened his own General Store in Rome, Missouri. He retired in 1914.
Andrew was postmaster at Rome, Mo. in 1894, a member of Douglas Lodge #319, IOOF of Ava,Mo. and GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) at Roy, Mo.
The Andrew Turners lived in a log house in Rome, which family history has it, was part of Fort Lawrence, which was built during the Civil War. They covered the logs with white clapboard. Many years later the large cabin was moved to the outskirts of Ava and rebuilt as a historical site.
Andrew, "Uncle Andy", as he was called by his many friends, was known as a true southern gentleman.
After Margret's death he married Rosa Mary Lietch on Oct. 9, 1910. Rosa was Margret's niece, her brother Franklin's daughter. Andrew was 69 years old and Rosa was 20.
Andrew and Margret's children: Mary Turner Osborn Nancy Alice Turner Richards James Randolph Turner
Parents: Joseph Turner (1812 - 1894) Nancy Fouts Turner (1808 - 1886)