Henry Turner (c1810) and Margaret (---) of Marion Co, SC; Montgomery and Guilford Co., NC

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I (Marty Grant) don't know how I'm related to Henry Turner, but I think he may be a 1st cousin (many times removed) or perhaps even an uncle.

Henry Turner was born ca 1810/11 per his age on the 1850 census (39). His 1840 census entry showed him age 30-39 (born ca 1800/10) which matches his presumed 1820 census entry (with parents). All of these reconcile nicely if he was born in the year 1810. He was born in Marion Dist., SC as proven by the 1850 census. He is a proven son of John Turner and Juda Hathcock as shown in an 1840 court record. 

Henry's parents are not listed on the 1810 census for some reason. He does appear to be with them in 1820 in the 10-15 age group (born ca 1804/10).

Henry married Margaret (---) before ca 1829, presumably in Marion Dist., SC. She was born ca 1806/07 per her age on the 1850 census (43). That census listed her birth place as "Roberson, NC" which I assumed means Robeson Co., NC. However, in 1860 her birth place was listed as Elizabeth City, NC which is in Pasquotank and Camden County in the north eastern part of the state above the Albemarle Sound. I don't know which of her census entries is more accurate, but I think her being born in Robeson Co., NC makes more sense for that bordered Marion Co., SC at the time. I don't know what Margaret's maiden name is.

They are listed on the 1830 census in Marion Dist., SC. Unfortunately this census was alphabetical so I can't determine who their neighbors were.

1830 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1830 Marion Dist., SC page 49 Henry Turner 1001000000000-1000100000000
Slaves=000000-000000
Analysis:
1 Male 15-19	(1810/1815)	Henry Turner (c1810)
1 male 0-4	(1825/1830)	Son? (1825/30)
1 Female 20-29	(1800/1810)	Margaret (---) Turner (c1807) wife
1 female 0-4	(1825/1830)	Christian Turner (c1829) daughter
0 Slaves

Henry Turner was listed on the 1840 census in Marion Dist, SC. He was two houses from his brother Joseph Turner and three from his brother John Turner. Martha Turner (1st cousin) was also nearby as was Daniel Turner (either a 1st cousin or a brother). Henry's next door neighbors on either side were Margaret Blackman and Crawford Lane.

1840 census analysis (based on available evidence): (Explanation of this census)

1840 Marion Dist., SC page 140 Henry Turner 3000010000000-0310010000000
Slaves=000000-000000
Analysis:
1 Male 30-39	(1800/1810)	Henry Turner (c1810)
3 males 0-4	(1835/1840)	1-John C. Turner (c1835) son
				2-Henry Turner (c1837) son
				3-Son? (1835/40)
1 Female 30-39	(1800/1810)	Margaret (---) Turner (c1807) wife
1 female 10-14	(1825/1830)	Christian Turner (c1829) daughter
3 females 5-9	(1830/1835)	1-Judith Turner (c1832) daughter
				2-Daughter? Sarah Turner (c1838) daughter
				3-Daughter? Eliza Turner (c1840) daughter
0 Slaves

Henry Turner went to court in 1840 to prove his ethnicity, for he like most of the Turners was of mixed race origin. Here are some of the genealogical details from the case:

21 Mar 1840 Henry Turner ads. The State He further sheweth that his Great grand mother was a free white woman by the name of Rachael Smith who resided in North Carolina, That the said Rachael Smith died leaving a female child named Patience Turner so named & reputed in the county & vicinity of the said Rachael Smith. That sometime about the American Revolutionary War the said Patience Turner removed to Marion District, South Carolina. That the said Patience Turner has since died leaving John Turner who intermarried with Lula Hatchcock a free white woman and who are the father & mother of your petitioner Henry Turner.

And your petitioner Henry Turner further sheweth and suggests unto your Honors that his father John Turner was a soldier in the war of the American Revolution under Genl. Marionů.

Shared by John Andrews, from Lucille Utley, Selected Marion County Judgment Rolls 1803-1859. 2005.

Henry and family disappeared from Marion District in the 1840's. It turns out he moved to Guilford Co., NC as proven by his 1850 census entry there which lists his birth place as Marion, SC. (Thanks to Sam West for submitting this for publication in the Pee Dee Queue, Nov-Dec 2004.)

It appears that Henry and family moved to Montgomery Co., NC before ca 1845, and from there north to Guilford County by 1850. They are listed in Guilford for the 1850 census: Southern Division pg 298 # 40/43 Henry Turner, 39, Farmer, $0, born Marion, SC; Margaret, 43, Roberson, NC; Christana, 21 Marion, SC; Judith, 18; John C. 15 Farmer; Henry 13; Sarah 12; Eliza, 10; Daniel, 5 Montgomery, NC.

Of special interest is that they were two houses from Job Elliott (c1798 Perquimans Co., NC) and wife Margaret (c1798 Pasquotank Co., NC). I mention this since Margaret Turner listed Elizabeth City, NC as her birth place on the 1860 census. Elizabeth City is in Pasquotank County. These could be relatives of hers, though too young to be her parents.

Henry Turner seems to have died before 1860 for Margaret is listed on that census as an apparent widow. The youngest child at home is just three years old (born ca 1856/57), but he might be a grandson. The next youngest was born ca 1851/52, so Henry probably died between 1852 and 1860.

Margaret and family are listed on the 1860 census in Guilford. They may have moved in the 1850's for they were now in the Northern part of the county: North Division, Greensboro PO, # 874/874 Margaret Turner 53 $0/40 born Eliz City; Christian 30 SC; Sarah 21; Danl 15; Margaret 8; Jno C. 3 Guilford. (Job and Margaret Elliott were in Henry Co., IN for the 1860 census.)

I wasn't able to find Margaret on the 1870 census in NC or elsewhere. She may have died in the 1860's, presumably in Guilford Co., NC. (I also checked the 1880 census for her with no luck.)

Children of Henry Turner and Margaret (---). Henry and Margaret had several children as proven by the 1830 through 1860 censuses. Some of those in 1830 and 1840 are not yet identified. Marriage records were found for some of the children in Guilford, but the others haven't been traced yet.

  1. Unknown Son (1825/30) - home in 1830, gone by 1840.

  2. Christian Turner (c1829)

  3. Judith Turner (c1832)

  4. John C. Turner (c1835)

  5. Unknown Son (1835/40) - home in 1840, gone by 1850

  6. Henry Turner (c1837)

  7. Sarah Turner (c1838)

  8. Eliza Turner (c1840)

  9. Daniel Turner (c1845)

  10. Margaret Turner (c1852)

  11. John C. Turner (c1857) - probably a grandson.

Researcher List
Register Report

First Generation

1.     Henry Turner was born in 1810 in Marion Dist, SC. He died in 1852/1860 in Guilford Co, NC.

Henry married Margaret before 1829 in Marion Dist, SC. Margaret was born in 1806/1807 in Robeson Co, NC. She died after 1860 in Guilford Co, NC.

They had the following children.

                2    F           i.    Christian Turner was born in 1828/1829 in Marion Dist, SC. She died after 1866 in Guilford Co, NC.

Christian married James M Story on 5 Apr 1866 in Guilford Co, NC. James died after 1866 in Guilford Co, NC.

+              3    F          ii.    Judith Turner was born in 1831/1832. She died after 1880.

                4    M       iii.    John C Turner was born in 1834/1835 in Marion Dist, SC. He died after 1866 in Guilford Co, NC.

John married Jane Rumley on 23 Oct 1866 in Guilford Co, NC. Jane died after 1866 in Guilford Co, NC.

                5    M       iv.    Henry Turner was born in 1836/1837 in Marion Dist, SC. He died after 1850 in Guilford Co, NC.

                6    F          v.    Sarah Turner was born in 1837/1838 in Marion Dist, SC. She died after 1860 in Guilford Co, NC.

                7    F         vi.    Eliza Turner was born in 1839/1840 in Marion Dist, SC. She died after 1850 in Guilford Co, NC.

                8    M      vii.    Daniel Turner was born in 1844/1845 in Montgomery Co, NC. He died after 1860 in Guilford Co, NC.

                9    F       viii.    Margaret Turner was born in 1851/1852 in Guilford Co, NC. She died after 1860 in Guilford Co, NC.

              10    M        ix.    John C Turner was born in 1856/1857 in Guilford Co, NC. He died after 1860 in Guilford Co, NC.

Second Generation

3.     Judith Turner (Henry) was born in 1831/1832 in Marion Dist, SC. She died after 1880 in Guilford Co, NC.

Judith married Wiley Vaughn on 28 May 1856 in Guilford Co, NC. Wiley was born in 1819/1820 in NC. He died in 1870/1880 in Surry Co, NC.

They had the following children.

              11    F           i.    Lettie Vaughn was born in 1855/1856 in NC. She died after 1870 in Surry Co, NC.

              12    M        ii.    John Vaughn was born in 1860/1861 in Surry Co, NC. He died after 1870 in Surry Co, NC.

              13    M       iii.    Wiley Vaughn was born in 1863/1864 in Surry Co, NC. He died after 1880 in Guilford Co, NC.

 

 


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