Benjamin Franklin Turley (1783 - 1855) MP

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Birthplace: Loudon, Fairfax Co, VA, USA
Death: Died in Ozark, Misouri
Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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About Benjamin Franklin Turley

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

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

He is also assumed to be father of several other children as follows:

  • ELiza A. Turley m. Isaac Worman
  • Mary Ann Turley m. John Bryan
  • susanah Turley m. {-?-] Moon
  • Benjamin Turley of Ozark co., Missouri
  • Jacob Turley of Ozark co., Missouri

They for now are listed under an unknown wife but it is though that they are the children of Benjamin Turley and Elizabeth. ---------------------------------

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. "The first record for Benjamin is found on a list of members of the Tyger River Baptist Church Spartanburg co., SC. from 1801-4; Moved to Warren co., Ky. about 1805 with his brothers and appeared on Tax list from 1808 -11 for 30 acres, 1811-2 taxed for 66 2/3 acres; 1814; tax list missing but does not appears on tax lists for Warren and Allen co., Ky. Sometime between 1813 - 1820 he moved to Lawrence co., In.; being listed on the 1820 census there Benjamin Turley owned a mill which had been built by Alexander Craig on the site of an olde water mill below the mouth of Beech Creek in RIchland township Greene county. Craig sold the mill to "Old Uncle Benjamin Turley {Bk. A pg. 110 80 acres in W 1/2 SE Q Sec 9 T7N R4W]. In 1825 Benjamin Turley bought lot #133 in Bloomfield [Bk. A pf. 48 he paid $6 for the lot rocreded 18 May 1825]. Benjamin Turley bought 120 acres of land in section 26 T8N, R4W Greene county 17 Nov. 1834 from Harbin P. Cole and his wife Rebecca . The Purchase price was $600 [Deed Bk. B:331 recorded 3-0 Nov. 1834 E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec 26 T8N R4W 80 acres & SW 1/4 Sec. 26 T8N R4W 40 acres.]. Benjamin Turley sold three acres of the property 7 Mar. 1836 to the trustees of the United Baptist Church; This deed was filed "to be made a matter of record" 30 Nov. 1835. Land was the E 1/2 of SWQ and the SEQ of NWQ of Sec. 26 T8N R4W. Witnesses to the deed were Menouth H. Ganey and Betsey Bullock. The 3 acres sold began 15' west on SE corner of SWQ [Deed Bk. 353] Three years later he aqcuired 40 acres from the government land offices at Vincennes, In. [Land Cash entry Records, Cash Entry Files, #12151. NARS This shows tha patent for the land is in Vol. 217:56 of records of the Land Management Bureau, Washington D.C. The cash entry was dtd. 7 Nov. 1837 and was for 40 acres in the NWQ of SEQ of Sec 26 T8N R4W]. On 28 Nov. 1840 Benjamin Turley sold 160 acres to Aaron McDaniels for $800. A wife is not mentioned or named in the deed [Deed Bk. 2:285 E 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec 26 T8N R4W and also SW 1/4 NW 1/4 and NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec 26 T8N R4W]; no record has been found to show the purchase of SW 1/4 NW 1/4 and NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec 26 T8N R4W however he did own it]. Some of his children has been established by power of attorneries flied by children who remained in Greene co., In. and Howard co., In. in Oazark co. Mo. Deed Bk. A:120 Lists Perry, Sampson, Julia Ann Long, and Charles Turley. Also Mary Ann Bryant wife of John being crossed out in the deed . All of Greene co. In. And also Ozark co. Mo. Deed Bk. 121 Ists William."

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) Franklin 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
1810
Age 27
Warren, Kentucky
1811
1811
Age 28
1822
April 15, 1822
Age 39
Indiana
1825
1825
Age 42
1826
1826
Age 43
Indiana
1855
October 1, 1855
Age 72
Ozark, Misouri