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About Benjamin (92) Turley

NOTE: In the Turley family records his mother's name has never been given at that time no record could be found giving her a name

Also in in any records found for him he is listed as "Benjamin Turley" no 'F' or Franklin has been attached to his name.

Elizabeth died between the 1430 and 1840 Census

we do know she was alive in 1830 -

1830 United States Census, M19-31 Greene county Indiana pg. 181. "Turley, Benjamin males: 1 under 5, 1 under 10, 1 15-20 & 1 40-50; females:1 under 10,, 2 10-15, 1 40-50."

and we do know she died by 1840 - it could be possibly assumed she died in childbirth or as a result as the last child was a girl Elizabeth (Lizzie) born 1834 by the 1850 census:

1840; Census Place: Greene, Indiana; Roll: 81; Page: 109

  • Benjamin Turley
  • Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
  • Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
  • Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1
  • Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
  • Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
  • Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
  • Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
  • Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
  • Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
  • Total Free White Persons: 6
  • Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6

we do have her first name from - Deeds, Bk A g. 108-9, Greene County Recorder's Office, Greene County Courthouse, Bloomfield, Indiana 47424. "March 12, 1827 Benjamin & Elizabeth Turley ( by their marks) to Elisha Groves, E 1/2 ES Qtr. 17-7N-4W

There is a Benjamin Turley m. Caty McGrew 30 Mar. 1841 Greene co., In. Bk. D pg. 3 this could be his second marriage .

if he did marry Caty (Catherine/Katherine) McGrew - he was either widowed again or divorced as he was listed alone with his 3 youngest children.

Year: 1850; Census Place: District 45, Ozark, Missouri; Roll: M432_409; Page: 9A; Image: 23

  • Name: Benjamin Turley
  • Age: 67
  • Birth Year: abt 1783
  • Birthplace: Virginia
  • Home in 1850: District 45, Ozark, Missouri
  • Gender: Male
  • Family Number: 115
  • Household Members: Name Age
  • Benjamin Turley 67
  • Martha Turley 22
  • Silvester Turley 19
  • Elizabeth Turley 16

Benjamin Turley also had a hand in moving the courthouse from Burlington to Bloomfield found was his involvement - The records and supplies were hauled from Burlington to Bloomfield in a wagon by Benjamin Turley, who was paid $2..00 for his services. Of the Greene county courthouse

In May 1824 the county commissioners authorized Ephraim Owen, the County Agent, to "proceed to build a court house on a public lot according to the following plan: A hewed log house, 26 feet by 20 feet, one story and a half high, with one door and one window with 12 lights of glass in it, in the under story with a good poplar plank, with one set of joice, and upper floor tongued and grooved, with one pair of stairs and one Petition (sic) across the upper story, and a window in each end of the said house, covered with joint shingle 20 inches long six inches to the weather all of which to be done and performed in good and workman like manner.

The court house was accepted by the board of justices, who superseded the board of commissioners at their September term in 1824; and later in the same term authorized John Hill to chink it

Thus Benjamin Turley and his family was in Greene county Indiana prior to May 1824.

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1. Beth Mitchell Etal, Turley Family Records (1981), pg. 137-40, Turley Family Historical Research Association, Ruth T. Collins, Secretary/Treasure, 7326 Rebecca Dr. Alexandria, Va. 22307, 80-54409 Library of Congress.


92. BENJA-MIN^ TURLEY (Ignatius 2, Paul 1) was born about 1783 in Virginia and died "on or about the 1st day of October A 1855" in Ozark County, Missouri. His wife, who died between 1830 and 1840, was named Elizabeth.

The first record found for Benjamin Turley is his name on a list of members of the Tyger River Baptist Church, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, from 1801 to 1804.

He was listed with Sealy and William Turley, his brother and sister-in-law. No other record for Benjamin was found in South Carolina,

He moved with his brothers to Warren County, Kentucky about 1805 and appeared on the 1808 tax list. He was taxed on thirty acres from 1808 through 1811 
In 1812 and 1813 he was taxed on 66 2/3 acres. He does not appear on the tax lists for Warren or Allen counties after 1813; however, he could have still been there in 1814 since the tax list for that year is missing.

Benjamin Tearly [sic] was listed on the 1810 census of Warren County, Kentucky, in the 26-44 age bracket and his wife was twenty-five or younger. They had three sons under ten years of age.

Sometime between 1813 and 1820 he moved to Lawrence County, Indiana. When he was listed in the 1820 census for that county there were two more boys and three girls listed in his family.

Benjamin's two brothers, Jacob and John, had also settled in Lawrence County, and the three of them plus Benjamin's oldest son, Charles, and another brother, Aaron, were listed on the tax list for the county in 1822.

Perhaps Aaron Turley went to Lawrence County to see the area for himself since his son, Benjamin, had settled in the area earlier. Aaron Turley and his son returned to Allen County for the year 1823 according to the tax lists, but were not listed in Allen County after that date.

Benjamin, John and Jacob, with their families, moved to the neighboring county of Greene between 1822 and 1825.

"Benjamin Turley came to this county over fifty years ago, and built the house and made a farm of thirty-five acres on Congress Land in the heavy forest of white oak and sugar-tree timber at the place where Alfred Kutch now lives. Mr. Turley and his wife raised thirteen children - seven boys and six girls."

Benjamin Turley owned a mill which had been built by Alexander Craig on the site of an older water mill below the mouth of Beech Creek in Richland Township, Greene County. Craig sold the mill to "old Uncle Benjamin Turley."

In 1825 Benjamin Turley bought lot #133 in Bloomfield.

Benjamin Turley bought 120 acres of land in Section 26, T8N, R4W, Greene County, 17 November 1834 from Harbin P. Cole and his wife Rebecca. The purchase price was $600.00. Benjamin Turley sold three acres of the property 7 March 1836 to the trustees of the United Baptist Church.

Three years later he acquired forty acres from the government land office at Vincennes, Indiana.

On 28 November 1840 Benjamin Turley sold 160 acres to Aaron McDaniels for $800.00.175 A wife is not named or mentioned in the deed.

Sometime after 1840 Benjamin Turley moved to Ozark County, Missouri, with part of his family and possibly his brother Jacob.

Certainly there were nieces and nephews who settled in Ozark County about the same time.

The only document found which lists heirs of Benjamin Turley is a power of attorney from heirs in Greene and Howard counties in Indiana Heirs who resided in Ozark, or other counties, were not listed.

"Know all men by these presents that we Perry Turley, Sampson Turley [Mary Ann Bryant wife of John Bryant is crossed out in the deed] Julia Ann Long and Charles Turley the Lawful Heirs of Benjamin Turley deceased of the state of Missouri do Hereby Constitute and appoint James T. James of the County of Green and state of Indiana our agent and Attorney for us in our name and for our use to Collect by suit or otherwise all debts and claims Belonging to us as heirs of the Estate of Benjamin Turley, deceased, and to the Administration of Said Estate upon Payment to him the said James T.James our agent and Attorney to receipt for all debts and demands Whatsoever due and coming to us and Especially all Amounts and Claims due us as heirs of said deceased Benjamin Turley who was a resident of the Estate [sic] of Mo. and died on or about the 1st day of October A 1855 Leaving to said heirs an Estate for our use and benefit. Whatsoever our said agent and attorney shall lawfully Do in the process we do hereby ratify and confirm the same as if we were personally present. In witness whereof we have hereunto attached our hands and seals this twentyth day of November A 1860

Perry Turley seal Julia Ann Turley seal Sampson Turley seal Charles Turley seal

This document was acknowledged before John A. Pigg, acting Justice of the Peace in Greene County, Indiana and recorded at court there 21 November 1860. It was recorded in Ozark County, Missouri 19 December 1860, as was the following:

"Know all men by these presents that I William Turley of Howard County in the state of Indiana having made nominated and appointed James T. James my true and lawful Attorney for me in my name and for my use and benefit to ask, demand, and receive of Benjamin Turley' s Estate all sums of money, debts and demands Whatsoever Which are now due and owing to me the said William Turley from the said Estate and upon receipt thereof to make and deliver a release or discharge for the same and confirm Whatsoever my said Attorney shall lawfull do in regard to my money and rights.

William X Turley

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 8th day of November 1859. Silas S. Balduean, JP

State of Indiana: County of Howard: I Susanah Moon swear and verily believe that William Turley of Howard County in the state of Indiana is a son of Benjamin Turley who died in the state of Missouri. Susanah X Moon Subscribed and sworn to before me this 8th day of November A 1859

State of Indiana: County of Howard: I Joseph Freed swear that I verily believe that the within named William Turley of Howard County, Indiana, is the son of Benjamin Turley named in the power of attorney who died in Missouri Joseph Freid

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10th day of November A 1859

It is difficult to separate the children of Benjamin (3), John- (3), and Jacob (3) into family groups.
The known children of Benjamin can be listed, but nine children are missing if the county history is correct in stating there were thirteen children. Charles, William and Sampson were the three boys under ten years of age listed in the 1810 census of Warren County, Kentucky. 

The 1820 census of Lawrence County, Indiana added two more boys and three girls who were born between 1810 and 1820. Perry, or Oliver C. P. Turley, born in 1820, is known to be a son. The other son, who would have been born earlier, could be Jacob Turley born about 1810 and living in Ozark County, Missouri in 1850.

The 1830 census for Benjamin adds two more sons, one born 1820-1825 and one born 1825-1830 and a daughter born 1825-1830. Either of the two Benjamin Turleys born about 1823 and listed in the 1850 census of Ozark County could be a son.

The 1840 census shows that there were no sons born 1830-1840 and that Benjamin's wife had died since the last census. Martha, born in 1828, Sylvester, born in 1831, and Elizabeth, born in 1834, were living with Benjamin Turley in 1850 in Ozark County. Since Sylvester and Elizabeth were born after 1830, it is possible that they were the children of either John or Jacob, brothers of Benjamin.

The following is from a history of Greene County, Indiana: "Mr. John Bryan was married about forty-five years ago [c.1830] to Miss Mary A. Turley and afterwards made a good farm and now lives on it one and a half miles northwest of Newark. Mr. Bryan and wife had nine children, one boy and eight girls."

There is a John Bryan listed in the 1840 census of Greene County, Indiana, with a wife and four girls under ten. Neither John Turley nor Jacob Turley were shown with young daughters in 1820, but Benjamin Turley had three daughters under ten.

Therefore, even though Mary A. Bryan [Bryant] is crossed from the list of heirs of Benjamin Turley who gave a power of attorney to James T. James in Greene County, it would appear that Mary A. is a daughter of Benjamin. Perhaps she made other arrangements concerning her share of the estate.

Since Isaac Workman settled in the same area in Ozark County as Benjamin, it is thought that the Eliza A. Turley he married was also a daughter of Benjamin.

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth ( ) Turley:

  • +420 i. William Turley b. c. 1805
  • +421 ii. Sampson Turley b. 10 March 1806
  • +422 iii. Charles Turley b. c. 1810
  • +423 iv. Julia Ann Turley b. c. 1820
  • +424 V. Oliver C. P. [Perry] Turley b. 15 April 1822

Other Sources

2. Uncle Jack Barber, Early History of Greene County, Indiana, 1875, Pg. 66.

"Benjamin Turley came to this county over fifty years ago, and built the house and made a farm of thirty-five acres on Congress Land in the heavy forest of white oak and sigar-tree timber at the place where Alfred Kutch now lives. Mr. Turley and his wife raised thirteen children seven boys and six girls. Benjamin Turley owned a mill which had been built by Alexander Craig on the site of an older water mill below the mouth of Beech Creek in Richland township, Greene County. Craig sold the mill to "Old Uncle Benjamin Turley."."

3. Greene County Indiana Deeds, Bk. A Pg. 110-1, Greene County Recorder's Office, Greene County Courthouse, Bloomfield, Indiana 47424.

"11 May 1827 Mortgage Patent # 478 for 80 acres in W 1/2 SE Sec. 9 T7N R4W. Land sold to Benjamin Turley by Alexander Craig/Crag Sr."

4. History of Greene and Sullivan Counties Indiana from the Earliest Time to the Present, 1884 Goodspeed Brothers & Co., Chicago, Pg. 188.

"In 1825 Benjamin Turley bought Lot #133 in Bloomfield."

5. Greene County Indiana Deeds, Bk. A Pg. 48, Greene County Recorder's Office, Greene County Courthouse, Bloomfield, Indiana 47424.

"He paid $6 for the lot and recorded 18 May 1825 sold by Ephraim Owen, agent fr Bloomfiled Lot #133."

6. 1830 United States Census, M19-31 Greene county Indiana pg. 181, Clerk of Greene County Circuit and Superior Court, Greene County Courthouse, 1 W. Main St., P.O. Box 229, Bloomfield, Indiana 47424.

"Turley, Benjamin males: 1 under 5, 1 under 10, 1 15-20 & 1 40-50; females:1 under 10,, 2 10-15, 1 40-50."

7. Greene County Indiana Deeds, Bk A g. 108-9, Greene County Recorder's Office, Greene County Courthouse, Bloomfield, Indiana 47424.

"March 12, 1827 Benjamin & Elizabeth Turley ( by their marks) to Elisha Groves, E 1/2 ES Qtr. 17-7N-4W."

8. Greene County Indiana Deeds, Bk. E pg. 22, Greene County Recorder's Office, Greene County Courthouse, Bloomfield, Indiana 47424.

"Deed Bk. E Page 22

Benjamin Turley to Aaron Mc Daniel

This indenture made this twenty eight day of November in the year of out Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty between Benjamin Turley of the County of Greene and State of Indiana of the first part and Aaron Mc Daniel of the County and State aforesaid of the second part. Witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of eight hundred dollars lawful money to him in hand by the said party of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted, bargained, and sold and by these presents do grant, bargain and sale unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land to-wit, the east half of the southwest quarter of section twenty six, in township eight north of Range four west, the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter, and the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section Township and range aforesaid containing one hundred and siscty [sixty] acres (more or less).

To have and to hold the above described premises hereby sold and conveyed unto the said Aaron Mc Daniel his heirs and assigns forever, together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining to his own proper use and

Behoof forever, And the said Benjamin Turley, for himself and for his heirs executors and administrators, to and with said Aaron Mc Daniel his heirs and assigns does covenant and agree that he will and his heirs shall warrant and forever defend the aforesaid premises against the claim or claims of all persons claiming or to claim the same either in law or equity.

In testimony whereof the said Benjamin Turley has hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written.

Benjamin (his X mark) Turley

Signed sealed and delivered in presence

S. R. Cavins

. . . . ."

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Benjamin (92) Turley's Timeline

1783
1783
Loudon, Fairfax Co, VA, USA
1805
1805
Age 22
1806
March 10, 1806
Age 23
Greeneville, Greene Co, Tennessee, United States
1810
1810
Age 27
Warren, Kentucky
1810
Age 27
1811
1811
Age 28
1822
April 15, 1822
Age 39
Indiana
1825
1825
Age 42
1826
1826
Age 43
Indiana
1841
March 30, 1841
Age 58
Greene co., In. [Bk. D pg. 3 ]