Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Dorcas Turner

Female 1741 - 1778  (36 years)


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  • Name Dorcas Turner  [1
    Born 21 Apr 1741  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1778  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003543  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 

    Father Samuel Turner,   b. Abt 1704, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1764, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Verlinda McPherson,   b. Abt 1720, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1753, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married Abt 1736  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joseph Dyson,   b. 1730, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1769, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 1763  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Dyson,   b. 28 Jul 1763, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1845, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Samuel Turner Dyson,   b. 29 Jul 1766, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1794, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 29 years)
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F02767  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Henry Clarkson,   b. Between 1731 and 1735, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1778, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1772  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Clarkson,   b. 3 Apr 1773, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1818, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F02769  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Dorcas Turner -- b. 2-14-1741 or 4-21-1741 or 11-21-1741; d. 1778; m. (1) Joseph Dyson 1762, (2) Col. Edward Henry Clarkson 1772
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      TURNER, SAMUEL, Charles Co,, planter. 9 Sep, 1761; 3 Nov 1764
      Wife Mary (exclusive of 1/3 of personal estate), 3 Negroes, Sam, Frank and Rachel. wife to relinquish claims by right of dower to tract., "Turners Forrest", 1/3 of personal estate to wife and remainder to my children: Zephaniah (eldest son), Hezekiah, Dorcas, Deborah, Martha, Anna and Mary and John Beal
      Turner. That daus., Dorcas, Deborah, Martha, Mary and Anna have a place of abode on "Turners Forrest" when living single,
      Son Zephaniah, ex,
      Wit: Isaac Campbell, Henry Reeder, Alexander Wilkinson Mcpherson, MCW 33.5
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      Charles County MD Will Book 1777-1780; Page 415. Joseph Dyson's Additional & Final Acct. Oct 30, 1779. The additional account of Henry Clarkson and Dorcas, his wife, Caleb Dyson, and Bennet Dyson, executors of Joseph Dyson, late of CC, decd.
      Debts include: the balance of a former account, passed Jul 7, 1773 with Walter Hanson, Esq, the then Deputy Commissary, amounting to 533 4 shillings 7 pence; money recd of Peter Walker. Total: 667 2 shillings 2.75 pence.
      Disbursements went to afd Bennet Dyson; Hugh AuBryde; James Craik; Doctor Joseph Adderton, the executors of Doctor John Carry; Walter Winter, Walter Hanson, Esq; Ann Burch, executrix of Justn Burch; Peter Walker; Daniel Jenifer for stating, passing, and recording this account. The balance to be disposed of according to the decd's will: 582 2 shillings 8M pence.
      securities: Thomas Creever and James Turner-
      Proved on Oct 30, 1775 by Henry Clarkson and Dorcas, his wife, late Dyson, and Bennet Dyson, executors of Jos" Dyson, late of CC, decd.

  • Sources 
    1. [S044775] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 8.