William Turner (1746 - 1807)

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Birthplace: Scituate, Plymouth, MA
Death: Died in Turner, Androscoggin, ME
Managed by: Jason Peter Herbert
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About William Turner

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MASSACHUSETTS with the rank of Colonel. DAR Ancestor #: A117297

“At the commencement of the Revolution, he raised a company of volunteers in Scituate and marched for the relief of Boston. In opening the effective batteries upon Dorchester Heights, he displayed the intrepidity of his character and soon afterwards was appointed aid to Gen. Washington, with the rank of Major. He served in every active campaign of the Revolution.

“In 1777 and 1778 he was a member of the General Court of Massachusetts. He was also a member of the Convention which formed the Constitution of that State, and also of a special Congress of Deligates, holden at Concord, to adjust the public currency.

“He served, at different periods of the war, as Aid to Generals Washington, Lee, Green, Lincoln and Knox. After the close of the Revolution, he represented the town of Scituate several years in the Massachusetts Legislature. In 1801 he removed his family to Turner, Me., where he d. 1807, a. 62, and where a suitable monument has been erected to his memory, by the filial affection of his daughter, Mrs. Oriens Humphrey, of Boston.” -------------------- “At the commencement of the Revolution, he raised a company of volunteers in Scituate and marched for the relief of Boston. In opening the effective batteries upon Dorchester Heights, he displayed the intrepidity of his character and soon afterwards was appointed aid to Gen. Washington, with the rank of Major. He served in every active campaign of the Revolution.

“In 1777 and 1778 he was a member of the General Court of Massachusetts. He was also a member of the Convention which formed the Constitution of that State, and also of a special Congress of Deligates, holden at Concord, to adjust the public currency.

“He served, at different periods of the war, as Aid to Generals Washington, Lee, Green, Lincoln and Knox. After the close of the Revolution, he represented the town of Scituate several years in the Massachusetts Legislature. In 1801 he removed his family to Turner, Me., where he d. 1807, a. 62, and where a suitable monument has been erected to his memory, by the filial affection of his daughter, Mrs. Oriens Humphrey, of Boston.”

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William Turner's Timeline

1746
January 16, 1746
Scituate, Plymouth, MA
1769
April 27, 1769
Age 23
Marshfield, Plymouth, MA
September 22, 1769
Age 23
1771
August 14, 1771
Age 25
Scituate, Plymouth, MA
1773
November 18, 1773
Age 27
Scituate, Plymouth, MA
1774
1774
Age 27
1776
1776
Age 29
1778
1778
Age 31
1780
1780
Age 33
1782
1782
Age 35