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

John Turner

Male 1689 - 1742  (53 years)


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  • Name John Turner 
    Born 8 Nov 1689  Land's End, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1742  Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I127436  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Virginia Turner 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F3288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Shadrack Turner,   b. 30 Oct 1720, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1784, Henry County, Virginia - proved Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     2. Meshack Turner,   b. 4 Nov 1725, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1794, Wilkes County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     3. Sarah Turner,   b. Aft 1726, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Elizabeth Turner,   b. Aft 1728, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Abednego Turner,   b. 1729, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Anne Turner,   b. Aft 1732, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F51588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • this line needs work

      https://www.geni.com/people/John-Turner-of-Caroline-County/6000000007053399731

      Whether Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego were actually sons of John Turner or were even born in Caroline Co., VA is still unsubstantiated. What is known however is that Shadrack and Meshack were brothers. Some people claim to have extended the family line further. Researchers making the connection to Richard and to the children below base their work on information taken from the Caroline Co., VA Order Book from 1744. Based on the asumption that John died before the 1742 probate of Richard Turner's estate, the death of his wife around 1744 resulted in their children being assigned to a guardian. The 1744 Order Book lists Meshack, Abednego, Sarah, Elizabeth and Ann with guardianships. It is supposed that Shadrach would already have been 16 at the time and no longer needing a guardian.
      According to the 1744 Caroline Co., VA order Book, the estate of Richard Turner was probated in 1742. The death of his wife in 1744 resulted in the children being assigned to a guardian. The Order book lists Meshack, Abednego, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Ann with guardianships. It is supposed that Shadrack would have been 16 at this time and would not need a guardian.
      Shadrack was the nephew of James Turner. When the mother of the children died Shadrack was already sixteen so no guardian was named for him. They were named for the other children in the family. All this time the father was already deceased or no guardian would have been named. He, the father, was apparently John Turner, brother of James Turner, and son of Richard Turner, who died in 1744. Shadrack's mother was named Elizabeth.

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