James Turner (1745 - 1806)

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Birthplace: Amherst, Albemarle Co., VA
Death: Died in Amherst, VA
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About James Turner

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of LIEUTENANT. DAR Ancestor # A117081

In Rev. Edgar Woods' History of Albermarle, he is described as belonging to Amherst and being a considerable land owner on the lower Hardware.

January 13, 1781 James' name appears in Amherst Co Public service Claims (pg 11) for having furnished the Militia with three steers at a cost of 9.15.10. On the 1783 tax list he had 12 in his family and 11 slaves. In 1800 he was taxed for 2 Negroes and 2 horses.

Bequeathed in Will of Terisha Turner:

"I give and bequeath unto my son James Turner two Negroes by name Jack and Bett, which negroes he has now in possession to him and his heirs for ever.

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James Turner's Timeline

Amherst, Albemarle Co., VA
April 15, 1770
Age 25
Wake, NC, USA
Age 33
Age 34
Age 44
November 28, 1795
Age 50
Amherst Co., VA
January 13, 1806
Age 61
Amherst, VA