Family Tree Tuesday – Ted Turner

Posted December 28, 2010 by Geni | 2 Comments

On December 28th, 1991 Ted Turner was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. His known as being the ex-husband of Jane Fonda and as founder of  CNN, the first 24-hour cable news channel. His profile is one of many included in The Hollywood Walk of Fame project.

He has over 5,000 blood relatives already included on Geni. Are you one of them?


  • Turner Descendant

    Ted Turner descends from Simon Turner, the son of William Turner, born about 1698 in North Carolina, died after making a will on 30 May 1770 in Bertie County, North Carolina.  The Turner DNA project lends proof to Ted Turner’s ancestors.

  • 487shadow

    Would Ted Turner be related to William Hugh Turner, born in Waynesboro, GA, born 1892? I’m from Savannah and told Ted Turner is my third cousin. Ted Turner could carry a defective genetic gene that he needs to be aware. I was reading his book and when his father committed suicide near Hilton Head, SC, he stated his foot would bolt up and he had to put his other foot on top of the foot to stop the involuntary movement that plagued him. Stress of his father’s death could’ve brought out the horrific effects of this disease. This genetic disease runs in the Turner family, so I want him to aware of the horrible side effects, pain and embarrassment. He should be aware when and if his children and grandchildren display this involuntary painful movement disorder called DYSTONIA. My doctor in Jacksonville, FL, wants to do an extensive genetic study on the Turner side. Everyone of my relatives suffer from this movement disorder defective gene.