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Jesse Turpin

Birthplace: Stewart County, Tennessee, United States
Death: Died in Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Jane Louisa Turpin
Father of Sarah Jane Smith Turpin; Nancy Ann Higley; Jesse Richard Turpin and Jesse Richard Turpin

Occupation: Saddle and harness maker
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About Jesse Turpin

Jesse Turpin (1816 - 1854), son of James Turpin and Nancy Ann Taltum, was born 22 June 1816 at Stewart county, Tennessee. He died at the age of 38 on 22 June 1854 near Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Jesse married Jane Louisa Smith (1827 - 1893), daughter of Daniel Smith and Sarah Wooding, on 16 April 1846 at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. They came to Utah on 20 September 1848 with the Brigham Young company. Jesse was an LDS Seventy, and he served a mission to the eastern states in 1840 and to the West Indies 1852 - 1854.

Children of Jesse and Jane Turpin

  1. Jesse Richard Turpin (1847 - 1927), married (1) Joan Jennetta Litzon, (2) Maria Decker
  2. Sarah Jane Turpin (born 1847), married George Budd on 7 April 1872
  3. Nancy Ann Turpin (1852 - 1919) married Daniel L. Higley


  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 137
  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1219
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Jesse Turpin's Timeline

June 22, 1816
Stewart County, Tennessee, United States
September 21, 1847
Age 31
Age 30
June 2, 1850
Age 33
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Age 35
June 22, 1854
Age 38
Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States