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Turner Morehead

Birthplace: Warrenton, Fauquier, VA, USA
Death: Died in Barren, KY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Charles Morehead and Mary Morehead
Husband of Ann Morehead and Mary Ann Hewitt Morehead
Father of Turner Gustavus Morehead; Elizabeth Ann Buckner; Mary Hewitt 'Hunter?' Morehead and James Turner Morehead
Brother of Major Charles Morehead; Kerenhappuch Turner Tanner; Armistead Morehead; Elizabeth Briggs and Presley Morehead

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Turner Morehead was a Captain in the Revolutionary War. He was in the Third Virginia Regiment in 1776 at the battle of Germantown. He was also given his father's land in Farquier Co, Virginia after his death in 1789.

Turner Morehead was married first to Ann Ransdell, June 7, 1779. His second wife was Mary Ann Hewitt Hooe. Turner Morehead was made a Captain of Militia for Fauquier County, Virginia, March 24, 1778, and he served in the Revolutionary War. Though he died in Barren County Kentucky we believe he is buried with his second wife, Mary Ann Hewitt Hooe, in the Gunn family plot along with their daughter Caroline M. Morehead Gunn.

Although most of the headstones are no longer in existence, plot records indicate a "T. Morehead" was buried in the Gunn Section. The Nashville City Cemetery Lot cards are currently being prepared for a database at the Nashville Public Library, and this possibly will give more information on the Gunn lot. (07/17/2011)

Updated 11/3/2012 - The Gunn Lot Card includes the name of Capt. Turner Morehead which would indicate that his body was removed from Kentucky and buried with his second wife Mary Ann Hewitt Hooe. The card is copyright protected but can be viewed at the Nashville Public Library website.

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Turner Morehead's Timeline

January 7, 1757
Warrenton, Fauquier, VA, USA
May 8, 1785
Age 28
Fauquier, VA, USA
August 9, 1801
Age 44
Warrenton, Fauquier Co., VA
May 15, 1807
Age 50
February 23, 1820
Age 63
Barren, KY, USA