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Ignatius Turley

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
Death: November 13, 1813 (67)
Warren, KY, United States
Place of Burial: Kentucky
Immediate Family:

Son of Paul Turley and Sarah Turley
Husband of Rachel Turley
Father of Helena Vandiver; Aaron Turley; William Turley; Paul Turley; Ignatius Turley and 7 others
Brother of Elizabeth Justice; Ann Turley; Jane Turley; Lydia Turley; Moneya Turley and 5 others

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About Ignatius Turley

1. Beth Mitchell Etal, Turley Family Records (1981), pg 112-3, Turley Family Historical Research Association, Ruth T. Collins, Secretary/Treasure, 7326 Rebecca Dr. Alexandria, Va. 22307, 80-54409 Library of Congress. "....At the time Paul wrote his will, his son Ignatius lived on a part of the tract of land purchased from Monk. The land was not his, however, until he paid the 50 pounds debt to Henderson. This condition for owenship was possib;y the reason Ignatius contested the will. A 50 pound debt was fairly sizeable for that time and would have been difficult to accumulate while providing for the needs of a growing family.

The year 1773 was not a good year for Ignatius Turley. Three suits were brought against him in Fairfax county to recover debts. Thomas Sangster recovered 2.6.9 pounds and costs in May Fairfax county court order book 1772-1774 pg. 197]. By jury trials in October and November the merchant firm of Glassford & Henderson and James Lane, the executor of Carr Lane, recovered 14.18.3 pounds and 19.17.1/2 pounds. The Lane debt could be discharged by the payment of 9.18.6 pounds plus thee farthings with legal interest from the first day of November 1769 until paid. The Glassford & Henderson suit as styled trspass on the case [Fairfax county court order book 1772-1774 pg. 278, 293].

Ignatius Tyrley may have heard in the spring of 774 that he lost his appeal to the General Court. He decided to sell his tract of land. Probab;ly he paid Alexander Henderson from the proceeds of the sale, which left only 35 pounds for Ignatius. The tract was sold 17 March 1774 to Edward Payne who had acquired consideable property in the Popeshead valley east of the Turley property [Fairfax county Virginia Deed Book L:241 is the lease and L:243 is the release for 85 pounds.]. Payne also acquired Forty-five acres from John Turley, son of Paul. JohnTurley may have, at the same time, purchased acreage from Payne. The deeds are missing and only the index to deeds remains [From the index of deeds John Turley to Edward Payne N:165 JOhn Turley from Edward Payne N;167].

Ignatius moved north into Loudoun county at this time. Portions of Loudoun county tithable lists have survived and Ignatius is on a list in 1774 and 1778. There are no court order books for the period 1776-1782 in Fairfax ocunty. Ignatius was on the personal property tax list fro Loudoun county in 1782 and Fairfax county in 1783 Loudoun and fairfax county personal property tax lists]. I n may of 1783 he was an evidence, or witness, for Sampson Turley in a suit brought by Alexander Henderson, and was paid 163 pounds of tobacco for "once coming and returning from Loudoun twenty-one miles" Fairfax oucnty court order book 1783-1788 pg. 9].

The last court record for Ignatius Turley in Fairfax county was 18 May 1784 when John Morris brought suit on attachment. Ignatius "altho solemnly called came not," therefore the plantiff recovered 3000 pounds crop tobacco and legal interset from the "tenth day of March last" until paid plus costs of the court case. The sheriff had returned the attchement levied on a wagon and chains which he was ordered to sell to pay the debt and costs. If there was and "overplus", he was ordered to give it to the defendant, Ignatius Fairfax oucnty order book 1783-1788 pg. 64].

The winter of 1784 was uncommonly severe. Corn was scarce. The vestry of Truro Parish levied additional tobacco to distribute to persons known to be in for temporary support of the poor as are at present unknown" to them [Minutes of the Vestry, Truro Parish pg. 151]. War-time prices had caused tobacco to increase from 18s per hundred pound in 1775 to 200s per hundred pound in 1781. In 1782 there was a small toabcco crop, but in 1783 the crop was nine times larger. Prices dropped sharply Melvin Herndon Tobacco in Colonial Virginia pg 49]. The soil in Fairfax and Loudoun countied was depleted and many residents left the area. Ignatius Turley was one who left, for he appeared on the tax list for Culpeper county in 1785 and 1786. A few years later he was in Rockingham county, Virginia, in the western part of the state...."

2. Beth Mitchell Etal, Turley Family Records (1981), pg. 116-8, Turley Family Historical Research Association, Ruth T. Collins, Secretary/Treasure, 7326 Rebecca Dr. Alexandria, Va. 22307, 80-54409 Library of Congress. "....The Turley's were pioneers. They were among the first to arrive in many places across the nation where reord keeping was, at best, haphazard. SInce there are many paps in the rords of the zTurley's the researcher must wigh all the available evidence and make judgment as to the truth of the matter, much as juries reach their decisions. Conflicting statements, as found in may speculations and conjectures, must be checked out by independent research [The second generation, whic covers Ignatius Turley in Rockingham county, Virginia; Spartanburg and Union counties SOuth Carolina and Warren and Allen counties Kentucky was compiled by Densil and Maxien (Fallers) Carlisle, 326 Victoria Street, San Francisco, California 94132. Danzile Lark Carlisl is a descendant of Letitia Turley, Iganitus and Paul. Ignatius Turley and Rachel his wife were named in a deed dated 17 March 1774. Fairfac county Virginia Deed book L:243].

It is difficult to determine a birth date for Ignatius. He was not named in the three-lives lease Paul Turley made on 17 October 1733 [78] The 1800 census listed Ignatius in the over 45 bracket, which would place his birth before 1755 [Spartanburg county SOuth Carolina census for Ingatius 1800 pg. 19]. Court records indicate that Ignatius was born 1747 or 1748, assuming that he was twenty-one when the suits were instigated. Marmaduke Beckwith brought suit against Ignatius Turley in 1768 in Loudoun county [Loudoun county Virginia court minute book D:66]. While this was dismissed, it could indicate Beckwith considered him of legal age.

Several of the Turleys had accounts at a general merchandise store in Colchester. Ignatius Turley had a separate account at the store beginning in 1765, although the account was paid for by his father, Paul Turley., and he still charged items to his father's account Glassford COmpany Papers vol. 188:26 and vol 189:34]. This could be an indication that Ignatius was living apart from Paul Turley's family and adds credence to the belief that he was the father of Helene, the only grandchild maned in Paul Turley's will.

There are other indications that Ingatius was the father of Helene. In his will Paul made provisions for the land left to Johan and Paul to go to the other, should either one of them "die without heir lawfully begotten of his body". No such provision was made for the land bequeathed to Ignatius. The wilf of Paul Turley, Jr., written 27 June 1777 and proved 15 Dec. 1777, made no provision for Helene. {Fairfax ocunty Virginia WIll Book D:39]

It is possible that Ignatius Turley was forced into selling his land in order to pay his debts. On 16 March 1774 Ignatius, alone with his wife Rachel, sold his inherited 110 acres for 85 pounds to Edward Payne [Fairfax county Virgina Deec Book L:243]. His mother and brothers sold 295 acres on 24 March 1777 (for 295 pounds), just three years later [Fairfax county Virginia deed book N:290] . The higher sale price reflected the fact that their tract included the family home. WHether Ignatius had to sell as a matter of paying his debts or sold only from a desire to get away is a matter of conjecture. Perhaps the soil on the 110 acres tract was depleted and was nut sufficient to provide a comfortable living.

Ignatius, with his wife Rachel, daughter Helene, and probably son Aaron moved north into Loudoun county. He leased land from Robert Carter who owned a 14,847 acre tract of land that was called the Broad and Sugarland tract. Ignatius had what was called a "20 year purchase on a lot' and was listed in 1782 on the tax lists under the Carter name, as were approximately sixty-eight other lease holder [Loudoun county Virigina Land tax, 1792]. When a division of the Carter estate was made, one section called the Page lot was solf to Ferinando Fairfax[Loudoun county VIrginia Deed Book Z:429-432. The pages 1st came into possession of Ferinando Fairfax sometime before 18 November 1799 when he executed a deed of trust to Thomas Fairfax fo the page lot and the piedmont tract]. This land was in the area which was returned to Faifax county in 1798 [Fairfax county VIrginia Land tax 1798]. Thus it is possible to place Ignatius Turley in the vicinity of the present town of Herndon, Virginia, near the Fairfax-Loudoun county line, slightly northeast of the present Dulles International Airport.

Ignatius Turley's mother, Sarah, and his brother, John settled near Ignatius after they sold their land in 1777 [ A John Turley had a lease from SMith King for 120 acres between Broad Run and Sugarland Run. Loudoun county Virginia Deed Book M:4]. It is posible that in 1785 after Igantius is known to have left the Fairfax-Loudoun area, some of he relatives moved onto the property. If "20 year purchase on lot" simply meant a twenty-year lease, the lease would have expired at least by 1792. One explantation for the name of Ignatius Turley on the 1798 and 1799 list of Ferdinando Fairfax is that perhaps the bookkeeping procedures were not current and when the property was transferred from Page to Fairfax, the list was not accurate. As today - when a name is on a tax list, it is sometime difficult to have it removed.

There is no military record for Ignatius Turley during the period 1774-1782, which covers the time of the of the American Revolution. Because of the loss of records, it may never be known whether Ignatius actually served in the Revolution. But it is hard to concieve how he could have kept from becoming involved.

Ignatius was listed with his father, Paul Turley, and one black tithable in Loudoun county in 1767. He was listed separately on the Loudoun county list of tithables in 174 and 1778 Loudoun county VIrginia tithables 1758-1799]. Ignatius was listed on the personal property tax records of Loudoun county for 1782 with no slaves, two horses and two cows. In 1783, in Fairfax county, gfnatius was taxed with four black tithables over sixteena and two horses.

In 1778 Ignatius moved south and west into Culpeper county and appeared on that county's tax lists in 1785 and 1786 with no black tiitables and on horse in 1785 and two horses in 1786 [Culpeper county VIrginia personal poperty tax lists, 1785-1786]. About 1787 he moved to Rockingham county. On 12 June 1788 Ignatius was listed with no white males above sixteen and with four horses. In 1789 he was on the list with six horses and in 1790 with five horses. On 16 Nov. 1791 he was listed with one white male above sixteen and with six horses. [Tockingham county, Virginia personal property tax list 1788-1791. John W. Wayland, Virginia Valley Records pg. 106 gives militia vouchers in 1788 in Rockingham county. Al men, including servants and slaves were listed above sixteen years of age. Ignatius Turley, on tithable with four horses, was listeded in Capt. Josiah Harrison's company No. 9]

Ignatius Turley was a member of the Smith Creek Baptist Church. He was first mentioned in the minutes in 1788. "Church meeting held at the Meetinghouse June 7, 1788. Bro. Anderson Moffett moderator & Bro. Aaron Solomon Clerch. Meeting was opened by signing and prayer...Bro. Ignatius Turley being present was called to set with us as a help. 1st the Church opened a Doore for grieviances but none came forward". At the Same meeting he was appointed to visit a deliquent member. He was mentioned twice more in the minuteds [Minutes of Smith's Ceek Chruch 1779-1805 7 Jun 1788 The Virginia Baptist Historical Society Richmond, Virginia. Ms. Ellen D. Oliver, Assistant Librarian sent the information in letter 7 April 1978 to Beth Mitchell. A graduate student searched the minutes 1779-1805 and found two rederences which did not give additional information of consequence. The copy is difficult to read,].

Beginning in 1792 Ignaitus Turley was on Capt. Uriah Gartin's tax list which included the area around Mt. Crawford, Bridgewater, Dayton, Pleasant Valey and North River [Rockingham county Virginia Personal property tax lists 1792-1794]. On Gartin's list the area was identified as "dry river area". On Strickler's list the area was "No. 3 West District." and Ignatius was listed in 1792 with one son Aaron and four horses. The next year, 1703, Ignatius was listed with one son William and six horses [Harry M. Stricklery Tenth Legion Tithables pg. 24 on the same list John Graatan and Hyerronemus Dick were listed pg. 24 Strickler stated "This compant centers around Mt. Crawfod on North River and the Valley Pike southwest of Harrisonburg between Warm springs pike and the old Keengel town road".]. Ignatius appeared on the 1794 list for the last time in Rockingham county and was listed with one white tithable over twenty-one and one white tithable over sixteen.

God had blessed Ignatius and Rachel Turley with a child every two or three years, so by the time he reached Rockingham county his family was large. His two older sons were reaching adulthood. Ignatius was no longer a land owner. His inheritance was gone and he had the responsibility of his growing family. After he had been in Rockingham county about four years, Ignatius leased land from John Gratten, a local entrpeneur who owned a general store in Mt. Crawford. Gratten had patented a large tract of land south of Mt. Crawford and had one plantation which he planned to divide. This necessitated the building of additional houses, barns, and outbuildings. He needed, however, someone to do the farming, land clearing and general upkeep on the orginal plantation and so he gave a nine-year lease to Ignatius Turley [Mes. 1st 8102d115 Virginia Historical Society Library Richmond, Virginia.]."

3. Beth Mitchell Etal, Turley Family Records (1981), pp. 118-126, Turley Family Historical Research Association, Ruth T. Collins, Secretary/Treasure, 7326 Rebecca Dr. Alexandria, Va. 22307, 80-54409 Library of Congress. "The lease was drawn by Archibald Stewart, an attorney of Stranton, Virginia, who would have difficulty reading his own writing. The spelling is atrocious, or as some would say, creative. Punctuation is non-existent. There is no sentence structure. The entire document is a run-on and add-on. It is repetives and confusing seeking to oimpress with its legality. Stewart had a particularly diffcult time spelling Ignatius Turley's name and alternated John with Jhon in Grattan's name. The document was folded and on the outside fold. Igunatius Turales Articles for mount Folly Nine years from last Novr 91.

Article of agreement by & between John Grattan of the County of Rockingham and State of Virginia of the one part & Ignetus Turily of the County & State a Fore said showith that John Grattan has let and doe Farm lot unto the aforesaid Ignetues Turral his plantation called Mount folly setled on with all the houses on said place with the Feild a Joyning Heromn DIck for the Term of Nine years to comince the First Day of November last past with Liberty to Clair the ajoyning Herromnes Dick & wood land Joying the Feilds at the Houses to the aamount of Fourty acres wich he shall Ockeply for him for him Self as the Other part of the plantation now Claired During the said Nine years with Liberty of wood for Rail Timber & wood For his Own Firing during the said Term of Nine years aforesaid During wich Term he said Terrall his Heirs or assignins shall take proper Care of all Housing and Fencing one the said plantation & at the Experation of said Term the same to Deliver up to Jhon Grattan of his Heirs or Sertain attorney in good order & Papere both Housing & Fences that is at present on said plantation as Likewise what shall be Built or Erected on the same During the said aforesaid Nine years saud John Grattan To grub out with what is grubed along the Fence by Jhon Lonf One acre of wood land & to take care of all the Housing & Fenecing untill the said and Foresaid shall move one the primisse To wich Land & Housing the said Igenes Terral his Heirs or assignins doe promise to pay yearly & Every yeare unto the said Jhon Grattan his Lawful atturney his hairs Executors the full sum of Twinty Four pounds Current Lawful money of the State of Virginia to Equal payments & Every year During the aforesaid Nine years Fo'w, the First payment on the First Day of may enshuing the Date & the other one the First Day of November yearly Only the present year to pay only Twelve pounds & to Carry out the Stable Dung from the old plantation & Likewise from the Stable on the New plantation & Spread it on the Medow Land Near Horees Dicks Medow & Likewise said Terrill or his attorney to take care of the wheat & Rye Sowed in said Feild & keep the Fences up so that is not Hurt by Cattle or horses & Likewise to Reip & SHuck said grain & Carrie the same into his Barn & put it safe up for Trashing if not sold before by Jhon Grattan or his kin & Likewise said Igunes Turell to grub the wood land in said uper Feild & Clair the same for planin Turn over [second page begins] as soon as convenient & its agreed that John Grattan shall have privelege of his Own House & a Stabl on said place untill the FIrst Day of may Inshueing if Necessary & LIberty to Carry all his Logs & Singls he has hued for a House and all Other things thats his moveables where he plasses said Turley to have all the Rails in the Clairing & about the Fences to help him to right his Fences on said Land is in Either Feild & to Fence in the garden said Jhon Grattan to give posts & rails & paling to Compleat said garding & Likewise to Fence in a Yeard Round the House if Requird with Rails & palings. Its Likewise agreed that said Turall of his Heirs ir asigins shall not plow any of the medow Land But Take special Care to put it into grass as son as possib;e by sowing it with gras seed when Needit To all wich agreement wee the said John Grattan and Iguies Turley Doe bind our Selves our Heirs Exexutors in the pencil Sum of Fore Hundred pounds Corrent Lawfull mony of the State of Virginia. Witness our hads this 16th March 1792. Witness present Cornelisu Cain John Long Morandum at Sinin N. that if any any of or all the above plantation is sold Before the Expiration of the Time its Rented that the Tenant shall be pays for any New Improvement made by him. John Grattan Ignatius Turley It is Likewise agreed that said Igatues Turley shall have the corn Feild at the mill for this cropp for wich he does promise to pay Jhon Grattan Or his Heirs the Sum of Twelve pounds corency of Virginia November Next inshuing the date present. Said (?.)

John Grattan knew what he wanted Ignatius to do, so he made it specific in the apreement. Clearing lad, grubbing out the weeds, building fences, and cleaning out stables is hard work and some of it disagreeable. The first year's rent was cut in half to compensate for some of the labor. The rent of 24 pounds per year was high for a leased plantation, perhaps the house was quite large. John Grattan was obviously building a new one. The house that he built in 17093 was called Contentment, and is located one mile south of Mount Crawford on Route 11 [Isaac Long Terrell aold ahouses in Rocking ham County 1750 to 1850, McClure Press, 1970, pg. 52]. It is a substantial brick house. Records show that is is not the first house built on the site and that John Grattan owned a log house and store on the site in 1769. Stock for the store was purchased in Philadelphia and transported to the country on horseback.

While the lease was for nine years, it is possible that the place was sold in the fall of 1794 or in the spring of 1795. The memoradum crowded in the lease just above the signatures may have prevailed. If John Grattan sold the place, Ignatisu may have recieved a goodly sum for the improvements that he made, a sum that represented the arnings of the family above the usual faring returns.

Aaron Turley, named as a son of Ignatius Turley in the 1792 tax record as being over sixteen and evidently the one over twenty-one in 1794, married Rebecca Howland 12 April 1795 in Rockingham County, Virginia [Rockingham county, Virginia, marriage records. It is possible Aaron and Rebecca remained on the leased land in Rockingham county for the remaining period of the lease]. Aaron remained in Rockingham county. It could be that his wife wanted to be near her own realtives. Anyway, the rest of the family moved to South Carolina without him.

The first record for Ignatius Turley in South Carolina to his purchase of 170 acres of land in Union County on the west side of Broad River about ten or fifteen miles south of the North Carolina line [Union County South Carolinea Deed Book D:333 Mrs. Jeannette M. Christopher, Box 145, Carlisle, South Carolina, 29031 in a letter to Pat Lindgren dated 21 August 1973 wrote that Union, Spartanburg, and Laurens counties have always been sparate counties. They were part of the old orginial Ninety-six District which covered the northwest corner of outh Carolina. The Ninety-six DIstrict was divided into counties in 1795 and county records set up in the individual counties. The only division was in 1898 when parts of Union, Spartanburg and York counties were cut off to make the present county of Cheokee. Ignatius Turley's first hodings in Union county were in this thsection. The northern boundary linr og Union county in Pacoleet River. A large area north of Pacolet River, with Broad River as its eastern boundary, was the area that went into Cherokee county. Ignatius Turley was one of the witnesses to the deed of James Kennedy, whose land joined Turley's on Gilkie's Green now in Cherokee county]. He paid 200 pounds current money of North Carolina. The date of purchase, the day after christmas 1795, and the North Carolina moeny suggest that he had stopped in North Carolina to make a crop in 1796.

From the dates on later deeds, it appears tha Ignatisu made only on crop on this 170 acres, as he sold it on 2 January 1797 just a year and a week after he bought it. For the 1797 crop year h evidently moved to adjacent land which he had received by a 1796 grant from the state. Then 18 December 1797 he sold his grant which was a tract of 153 acres on the west side of Broad River.

The following deed are from Union county,m South Carolina:

1795 26 December. JohnMcKnt Alexander of Mecklenburgh county, North Carolina sold to Ignatius Furley of Union county, South Carolina for 200 current monnney of North Carolina 170 acres on west side of Broad River in Union County. Bound by Wm. McMullin and Broad River. Whole of tract granted by North Carolina patent to Mathew Floyd 25 April 1767 and conveyed to Alexander 6 Octobter 1771. Deed recorded in Charleston 7 December 1774. "It being the sae land which said Alexander sold to Lawrence House now deceased and Samauel House the Eldest son of said Lawrence ahving purchased the right of dower his mother Sarah had in said land from Jacob Guiton her present husnabd and sais Samuel having sold said land to the abouve Ignatius Turley I have therefore made this deed and received my bond." Wits. L. W. Garrison, Videt D. Alexander, and favor of Ingnatus Furley on 26 December 1795. Samuel Howse swore to signatures on 31 December 1795 before Nicholas Corry, J.P. Recorded 4 April 1796. Deed Book D:33,Union County South Carolina.

1796 19 March. Ignatius Turley of Union Ciounty, South Carolina, to Nicholas Corry, same place, mortgaged for 30 pounds, 170 acres on west side Broad River, patent granted to Mathew Floyd and conveyed by deed from McKnight Alexander to Ignatius Turley by deed 26 December 1795. Mentions note given by Turley and Corry to Saml Howse for 23 pounds Virginia currency. WIts.: James Kennedy, Manas Dawson and Joseph Clark. Manas Dawson swore to signature on 2 April 1796 before Thomas Vance, J.P. Recorded 4 April 1796. Deed Book D:334, Union Countyt, South Carolina.

!796 6 June Ignatious Turley received by grant from the Governor of South Carolina 153 acres surveyed for Nicholas Curry the 6th day of February 1795 Situate in the District of Pinckney on the waterside of Broad River in Union county, bounded NEst by Ignatious Turley's land, SEst by James Keendys, SWest by Thomas Mannons, NW by MInes Dawson's. State Grants, Vol. 40:475. South Carolina Archives.

1797 2 January Ingnatius Turley of Union County, South Carolina to Nicholas Corry, Esp., same place, for $320, 170 acres. Wits. James Kennedy, William Scales and John Guiton. James Kennedy swore to Ignatures on 1st June 1797 beofre John Jefferies,J.P., Rachell Turley, wife of within named Ignatius Turley, signed dower release 4 Septemebr 1797 before William Kennedy, J. P. Recorded 4 September 1797. Dower release signed "Rachel Turley".

1797 18 December. Ignatius Turley of Union County, South Carolina to Nicholas Corry, same place, for $50, 153 acres granted to Turley 6 June 1796. WIts.: Isaac Guilton and Manas Dawson. Manes Dawson swore to ignatures on 27 March 1798 before John Jefferies, J. P. Recorded 2 June 1798. No dower release. Deed Book B:37, Union COunty South Carolina.

In the following deed it is not clear whether it was Ignatius Sr or Ignatius Jr. who sold the land. Ignatius Jr. probably reached his majority during this year. The fact that the deed was signed by the use of an X make it appear that it was Ignatius Jr. since all of the deeds in Union county were signed with a signature, which probably would be Ignatius Sr. [A record of the purchase of the land has not been found. The fact that there was no release of dower also makes it appear to be Ignatius Turley Jr. who executed the deed, as he was not married.]

1800 22 Jauary Ignatious Turley of Spartanburg Diotrict, South Carolina, to John Cook, same place, for $200, 90 acres in Spartanburgh county "one the South of Fairforest (Creek) on Buffaloe Creek". Bound by Elizabeth Autry, William Roberds, David Colightly, David Cook, Henry Ayres, Ephraim Elam. A tract of land conveyed from Robin Head to George Connell. Ignatius X Turley. WIts. William Cook and David Cook. David Cook swore to signatures on 23 May 1801 before Wm Smith, J.P. No dower release shown. Recorded 3 August 1807. Deed Book :54, Spartanburg county, SOuth Carolina.

Buffalo Creek is five or six miles southeast of SPartanburg, between the town of Sparrtanburg and the Union county line. There is no record of a purchase of land by Ignatius. The reason for the delay in recording the deed is not known.

Ignatius, Paul and William Turley were listed in the 1800 census for Spartanburg county, South Carolina. By November 1800, Ignatius Turley Jr. was living in Union county where he sued Alexander Martin in the in the Novemebr term of the Civil court [Union County South Carolina, Common Pleas Mintues 1800-1810 pg. 18]. By the March 1801 term of court, Ignatius Jr. was also in Union county whe he witnessed Ignatius Jrs. signature by mark on a document in connection with the same case which had been continued from the November 1800 term of court [Union County South Carolina, Common Pleas Mintues 1800-1810 pg pg 41] Ingatius Sr. signed his name of the paper. The name Iganitus was spelled Ignatious in the document.

The issues in the above suit were not specified. It was noted that the matter was to be settled by arbitrament at the March 1801 term. At that time, Ignatius, the plantiff, was awarded judgement for $20 and court costs. Witnesses were S. Action, Igs. Turley, Snr. and John Bird.

SOmetime before 1805 Ignatius Turley returned to Union county in September, 1805, he bought 310 acres on Padgett's Creek from Joseph Randal and gave amortage on the same land. It was located un the southwest corner of Union county, adkoining Spartanburg and Laurens counties, forty miles from the Broad River area where he had lived eight years before.

1805 23 September. Joseph Randal of Union county, South Carolina, to Ignatious Turely, same place, fro $500, 310 acres on Padgets Creek in Union county. "Beginning at a post oak in Cammel's old line thence a straight made line by Joseph Randal and his son JOnas" Bound by the Charleston Road, Daniel Felder, Walter Roberts, and "Camel's Old Line" and lastly said Joseph Randal doth give up his right to said Turley and warrant and forever defend from his self and all other persons whatsoever to said Turley his Hiers executors, administrators and assigns that tract of land he no lives on". Wits. Greenbery Jacks and Robert Bullard. Roert Bullard swor to the signatures on 23 September 1805 before David Smith, J.P. Recorded 14 October 1806, Deed Book I:61 Union county, South Carolina.

1805 23 September Ignatious TUrley to Joseph Randal. Mortage for $200 for trhee years. Calls for the same discription as deed from Randle to TUrley "bearing equal date with thises presents"/ Recorded 20 January 1806 Deed Book H:393 Union county, South Carolina.

Ingnaitus did not change his ways over the years. He was in court in South Carolina as much as e was in Virginia. He instigated suits to collect monrey owed to him and was sued for debts her had not paid. Joseph Randal evidently was not able to collect the money not paid. Joseph Randal evidently was not able to collect the oney due him pn the mortgae. SInce metes and bounds are not given in the Joseph Randal's deed to Ignatius, perhaps there was a dispute over the precise boundaries and Ignatius, believing he had not received the acreage which was agreed to in the sale, refused to pay the mortage. the following court cases give detials of the cases and also reveal the names of some people in the area.

Union County, South Carolina, Common Pleas Minute 1800-1810

pg. 211 October term 1807 Joseph Randal V. Ign Turley. Defendant confessed judgment for $40.77 with interest from 15 March 1807 & costs

pg. 211 Octobert Term, 1807. Joseph Betterton V. Ign. Turley. Defendant confessed judgement for $1 with interest from 25 Decmeber 1806 & cost

pg. 269 Octocber term 1808 Charles Turley V. Isaac Pearson. Plaintiff takes a decree for $37.72 & costs.

pg. 274 March term 1809 Ignatius Turely V. Walter Roberts Transferred to Issue docket

pg. 313 October term 1809 Ingatiou Turley V. Isaac Pearson Jury trial. Defendant found clear.

pg. 313 Ocober tern 1809 Isaac Pearson Vs. Ignatious Turley cont.

Union County, South Carolina Common Pleas Judgments 1800-1810

pg. 11 March term 1810 Ignatious Turley V. Isaac Pearson; Ignatious Turley V. John Young Isaac Pearson V. Ignatious Turley A.. three cases settled together. Pearson and Young to pay court costs and $40 to TUrley.

Union County, SOuth Carolina, Pleadings & Judgeents 1800-1810

pg. 4 March Term 1810. Joesph Randal brought suit against Ignatious Turley to collect the money ($200) due him on promissory note dated 23 Septmeber 1805. States that the said Ignatious altho SOlemnly called doth not come nor say any thing in bar or preculsion of the action aforesaid..." Randal was given leave to recover from Turely the sum of $200 plus interest from 25 December 1805 Judgment signed by R.S.Sauders, Clerk of Court of common pleas 24 May 1840

pg. 91 October term 1809 (No explantation as to why this was enterd in the book later than the March term 1810 rulings] Walter Oberts brought suit against Igatious Turley to recover money due him on a promissory note for $100 dated 1 December 1806, to be paid by 25 December 1806. Samuel Farrow was Ignatious Turley's attorney and David Johnson was Walter Robert's attorney. (David Johnson was later Governor of South Carolina). Turley admitted that he owed the money and so ROberts was to recover $110.83 pins court costs of $31.65 Judgement signed by R. S. Saunders, CCPL on 13 December 1809.

A neighbor of the Turleys, Isaac Pearson, had sons named President and Independence [Union county South Carolina Will of Isaac Pearson Box 19 pkg. 20 1831]. The Hills and Turleys also gave sons these unsual names. Isaac Pearson had 769 acres on the waters of Enoree River, Jonas Randal, Charles Turley, and Jno. Beard (Union county South Carolina Plat Book A-B:232]. He had a larger tract on Padgetts Creek bound by, among others, James Mayes [Union county South Carolina Deed Book P:250] Mayes died about 1829 and the Turleys and Hills bought at his estate sales [Union county South Carolina James Mayes Estate Box 18 pkg. 14].

The framwork of the reconstruction of the family if Ignatious. Turley is the 1800 census of SPartansburg county, SOuth Carolina [Spartanburg county South Carolina census for Ignatius Turley 1800 pg. 19]. The problem is to attack a name to each mark in the different agre brackets. The names attached were found in conjunction with the tracing of the family into Kentucky and Indiana. The 1800 census gives a veiled picture of the family. No other Turley family was in the vicinity. Thus, the supposition is that they are all of the one family.

Ingnatius and Rachel were shown in the over 45 bracket. The two males between 16-25 were Ignatius Jr. and Benjamin. Charles was 10-15. The two males under ten were John and Jacob. The two females 10-15 were daughter Mary and Cassandra, wife of Ignatius Jr. The female under ten was Letita.

LIsted after Ignatius wer Paul Turley and his wife, both were 16-25. There were four names on the census list, then William Turley, his wife and one sone were listed. William was 26-35, his wife 16-25 and his son was under ten.

These census records provide the best information available about the family of Ignatius Turley, son of Paul Turley of Fairfax county. Soon afterwards the family was scattered. Ignatius and Rachel Turley joined part of the family in Warren county Kentucky, where the 1810 census record shows many of the same surnames as are found in the Spartanburg, Union, Laurens, and Newberry counties of South Carolina. Duckett, Whitten, Casey, Carlisle, Hill Anderson, Randall, O'Dell, Pop, Wilson, Sims, Ray, Kennedy, Craig, Mays, Hendricks, Young, Meadows, Hammon and Pinson. When the Turleys moved to Warren county in 1805, they were among friends and acquaintances.

Paul Turley was the first to appear on the Warren county, Kentucky tax list. He was enterd on the lest 24 August 1805 with 200 acres of land, classified third rate for tax purposes, which was described as on trhe Bays Pork water course and originally granted to Isaac Garrison. In 1806 Ignatius Turley was listed, but was not taxed on land. The next year Paul Turley and Ignatius were each listed with 100 acres on Bays Pork and he following year, 1808, Aaron Turley was taxed on 266 23/ acres on Bays Fork and Benjamin Turley was taxed on 30 acres, also on Bays FOrk.

The following tax lists for Warren and Allen countied show that the Turleys were located in that part of Warren county which became Allen county in 1815 [Warren county, Kentucky tax lists 1797-1816. New Microfilm No. 008255 Allen county, Kentucky tacx lists 1815-1847. Old microfilm no. 12638, The Genealogical Department of the CHurch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Herafter sited as LDS.],,,,,,,,,."

4. Beth Mitchell Etal, Turley Family Records (1981), pg. 126-9, Turley Family Historical Research Association, Ruth T. Collins, Secretary/Treasure, 7326 Rebecca Dr. Alexandria, Va. 22307, 80-54409 Library of Congress. "It is not known hor or when the land was purchased or when it was sold. Deeds have not been found for any of the transactions regarding land except for the 266 2/3 acres acquired by Aaron turyle [Warren county Kentucky Deed Book 2B:387-90. Os 12 October 1807 Thomas Gatton and Ruth his wife of warren county Kenuckty sold 2662/3 acres the tract whereon the said Turley now lives on the middle fork of Bays Fork to Aaron Turley of Warren county Kentucky. The purchase price was $700.00 Joay Ray, James Atwood and John Atwood witnessed the deed]

A vast tract of land south of the Green Tover had been reserved for the soldiers of Virginia for settlement. But in 1795 the assmebly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky opend it for settlement; anyone over twenty-one with a family was entilted to apply for the grants, which were for not less than 100 acres and not more than 200 acres.

Ignatius Turley received two grants in Warren county, one foe 174 acres on the west fork of Bays Creek and one for 200 acres on Bays fork[ Land Office Records Grants of the Green River Office of Secretary of State Frankfort, Ky.] The two surveys that accompanied the grants were made in 1799 and 1800 which makes it appear that the grants were for Ignatius Sr. The grants, however, were issued many years later; the 174 acre grant on 26 January 1818 and the 200 acre grants on 2 January 1827. Neither set of documents shows the actual date of the assignment to Ignatius Turley and they could of been assigned to Ignatius any time between the datws of the survey and the dates the grants were issued. It is impossible to state which Ignatius Turey first acquired the grants.

Kentucky land records were often the subjkect of dispute and many early settles despaired of ever obtaining a good title. The first course of the curvey for the 174 acres grant was found to be in error "whic lieves the land intended to be covered by the pattent entirely vancant [Land Office Records Grants of the Green River Office of Secretary of State Frankfort, Ky] This survey was made in October 1819 after the grant had been issued in 1818. It is not recorded if the corrected line was accepted or if the grant was considered void because of the error.

Since Ignatius Turley Sr. died prior to 1813, Ignatius Jr. presumably was the one to receive the grant. After 1819 he was not listed on the tax lists for Allen county. It is not known if he sold the grant or it it was considered void. The grnat for 200 acres also would have been to Ignatius Jr., but records have not been found which show that it was sold.

Paul, Ignatius, Benjamin and Aaron Turley were listed in the 1810 census for warren county, Kentucky [Warren county Kentucky census for Aaron Turley, 1810 pg. 263 for Paul Turley pf. 266 for Ignatius Turley pg. 266, for Benjamin Turley pg. 266]. John, Jacob and Mary can be assumed to be in the households of Paul and Ignatius. .....

Ifnatius Turley Sr., evidently settled in Warren county sometime after 1810. The inventory and sale of "Ignatius Turley, de'c was recorded in Warren county court in October 1814 and is the only surviving record found for Ignatius Turley Sr., In Kentucky. The administration accout was submitted by Paul Trley. The sale and inventory were dtaed 13 November 1813 [Warren county Kentucky Will Book B:37-38]

Mr. Jesse Meadows, Solomon WIlliams, & William Haman appraisers to the estate of Ignatius Turley Sen. Dec. de return the followinf as a true inventory of all the property shown to us of the sd. estate: 1 Bay Horse $40; 1 Heefer 6; 1 pot and skillet 7, 1 table &c 4.50; School Subscrition 17; Total 74.50 Given under Our hanahds this 13 day Nov. 1813. Jesse Meadows, Sol WIlliams Wm. Haman

The Commonwelath Kenty. Warren County. Then came Jesse Meadows, Solomon Williams & Wm. Haman personally before me as was qualified as the law directs as appraisers to the estate of Ignatius Turley dec. Given under my hand Nov 13, 1813 John Ray JPWC

A lsit of sales had of the estate of Ignatius Turley decd on the 13 day of Nov 1813: 1 Table &c, Tachel Turley $2; 1 pot & SKille,t Do, 5; 2 chairs, do,1.25; 1 Heifer, DOm 5; 1 Horse, Larkin Venable, 40; School Subscription 17; 70.25

I Paul Turley do retrun the above as a ture acct. of all the sale had of estate of Ignatius Turley decd. Paul Truley adm.

Warren count Set October Cournty court 1814. This Inventory and appraisment together with the lost of sales of the estate of Ignatius Turley deceased was exhibited to Court examined and ordered to be recorded. Test Jon Hobson, CWCC.

Sine the administration papers were filed in Warren county it is presumed to be where he died. No records have been for Rachel Turley after 18123

The lack of records about the composition of the family of Ignatius Turley Sr. forces an attempt to reconstruct one from the facts available. No family Bible are known to exist. No county ro parich records of birth, baptism, marriage or deaths are available. Ignaitus Turley left no will. The records of his meager estate do not name his childen. There are census and tax recordss, some court records, records of land transactions, and a few other miscellaneous records. The following reconstruction of his family is made from the above records. The brith dates are olnly approximate. Children of Ignatius and Rachel () Turley...

In the following presentation of the movements of Ignatius Turley and his children it is hoped that many erroneous speculations and statements cane be cleared away and that many of his descendants can attach their lines to him with confidence. zThis presentation is the result of tracing down the line from father to son. It is just the opposit of the usual method of tracing from children to parents and nack up the line to the ancestor. The pont of view takes a different perspective. The followinf is a brief reume of the movements of Ignaitus Turley Sr. and those of his children.

Ignatius Turley Sr. was born in Fairfac county, Virginia. After his marriage and the death of his father, he moved to Loudoun county Virginia and then south into Culpeper county for a couple of years. He was in Rockingham county 1782-1794. In Decmebr 17295 he bought land in the portion of Union county, South Carolina that later became Cherokee county. In 1800 he was in Spartanburg county and in 1805 he bought land in Union county, South Carolina.

After 1819 he moved to Warren county, Kentucky, where he died prior to 1813.

Thus far the oly record available for Helene Turley is that in Paul Truley's will.

Aasron Turley married in 1794 in Rokingham county, Virgina. He remained there when the rest of the family moved to South Carolina. in 1807 he bought land in Warren county, Kentucky and lived there until 1823 when he moved to Larence county Indiana where he died in 1826.

WIlliam Turley married in Spartanburg county, South Carolina and apparently died there about 1805. He was the probable father of two sons, Aaron and Arthur.

Paul Turley married about 1799 Spartanburg county South Carolina, and moved to Warren county Kentucky in 1805. He was in the part of the counhty which became Allen county thorugh 1818. He moved to Washington county, Missouri wher he died, probably between 1827 and 1830.

Ignatius Turley Jr. married in 1800 and went to Warren county, Kentucky along with Paul in 1806. He also migrated to Washington cunty, Missouri, but moved to Ste Genevieve county in 1838 and died there about 1841.

Chrles Turley took over the home place in Union county South Carolina when his parents went to Kentucky after 1810. Charles Turley sold his land in 1822 and may have moved to Indiana.

Benjamin Turley, Mary Turley, John Turley and Jacob Turley also went to Warren county Kentucky about 1805. Mary married Art Garrison in 1811 in Warren county. Benjamin, John and Jacob Truley went to Lawrence county, Idnaian in 1817. Then all three moved to Greene county Indiana about 1825 In th late 1830's John and Jacob moved to Sullivan county, Indiana. In 1841 Benjamin and several of the younger Turley families migrated to Ozark COunty, Missorui.

Letitia Turley stayed in Union county South Carolina, through 1830 and was listed in the 1840 census of Laurens county South Carolina."

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Ignatius Turley's Timeline

July 1746
Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
Age 7
Fairfax County, Province of Virginia
Age 26
Province of Virginia
Age 28
Fairfax County, Province of Virginia
Age 30
Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
Age 32
Virginia, United States
Age 36
Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
Age 38
Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Age 41
Virginia, United States