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James Turner

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Turner, II and Margaret ?
Husband of Sarah Leftwich
Father of Elijah Turner

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About James Turner

  1. ID: I512907911
  2. Name: James TURNER
  3. Given Name: James
  4. Surname: Turner
  5. Sex: M
  6. Birth: 1715 in Caroline Co.,VA
  7. Death: 8 Jan 1793 in Bedford Co.,VA
  8. Change Date: 26 Sep 2002
  9. Note:

BIOGRAPHY: Military: Revolutionary War Patriot Note:

According to a published genealogy cira 1940 by Walter Hopkins of

Richmond, VA and others at about the same time, James' line came from

England and apparently was not related to the John/Shadrack line of

Patrick and Henry Counties, Virginia which were believed from Scotland.

However, more recent research in the Caroline County Order Books leads

several researchers to connect the families. - David Jones

"I was wondering whether anyone could give me any feedback on the family

of "Old" James Turner of Bedford County VA? I have seen charts listing

the children of James and Mary Turner (married about 1730) as Richard (b.

ca 1728), Isaiah (b. ca 1730), Ruth, Francis (b. ca 1740), James, Admire

(b. 1745), Adam (b. 1747), Mary, Elijah, and Nathan Turner. However, the

"Bedford Co. VA Deed Book A-1 1754-1762" lists James Turner as granting

deeds of gift to his children Ruth and her hisband Moses Hurt; Mary and

her husband John Hampton; Isaiah; Elijah; Admire; and Nathan. The deeds

were all recorded between February and March 1761, and there is no

mention whatsoever of Richard, James Jr., Francis or Adam Turner. Why

would James deed gifts of land to some of his children and not all of

them? Could he have been on the outs with all four of these sons? I have

to admit that I am not yet fully convinced that Francis Turner, at least,

was part of the Bedford Co. line. The fact that he left strict provisions

in his will to donate money to the Presbyterian church as well as the

fact that his son Adam Turner's family Bible was printed in Edinburgh,

plus his family's apparent close relations with the Scots-Irish Pilsons

suggests to me that Francis could have been Scots-Irish himself, and thus

not of the Bedford Turners.

Father: Richard TURNER b: Abt 1660

Mother: Margaret ?

Marriage 1 Sally LEFTWICH b: 1715 in Caroline Co.,VA

  • Married: Abt 1735


1. Elijah TURNER b: 1747 in Caroline Co.,VA

2. Ruth TURNER b: Abt 1732 in Caroline Co.,VA

3. Mary TURNER b: 1734 in Caroline Co.,VA

4. Isaiah TURNER b: 1743 in Caroline Co.,VA

5. Nathan TURNER b: 1749 in Caroline Co.,VA

6. James TURNER b: 1751 in Bedford Co.,VA

7. Richard TURNER b: 1730 in Caroline Co.,VA

8. Admire TURNER b: 1745 in Bedford Co.,VA

9. Francis TURNER b: 1740 in VA

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James Turner's Timeline

Age 32
Carroll, VA
January 8, 1793
Age 78