Posted By:marsha sutton
Subject:Re: John B Turner Homeplace/Plantation Tuckahoe Area Jones County
Post Date:October 30, 2012 at 23:30:07
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Forum:Jones County, NC Genealogy Forum
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Let me tell you what I know to be fact as I've been told and shown: John Turner was the son of Benjamin Turner who came from Isle of Wight Co., VA to the Pendleton District of SC. Benjamin was born ca. 1710-1720 in VA. His son, John, was b. 1760-1775 in VA/SC. John migrated to Onslow Co., NC where he met and married Mary Ann Johnston, daughter of Thomas Johnston and Rebecca Woodhouse. The Johnston and Woodhouse families had both migrated to Onslow Co., NC around 1720. John and Mary Ann married ca. 1799. They had three sons: John Becton Turner(b. 1805 ;he md. Sarah Barton. George Phineas Turner, and Aretus 'Rete' Turner. John Becton Turner and Sarah Barton had five children: Their son, James Becton Turner, b. 12 Jan 1833 md. Rilla Winnaford Heath. Of the five children from these two, only two survived to adulthood. John James Turner was their youngest son, and he was my ggrandfather; his sister was Julia Alma Mag Della Turner, and she survived to marry Joel Heath. Mary Lusena Caroline Turner and Rachael Matilda Winnifred Turner and James Becton Turner all died before they reached the age of 16. John James Turner md. my ggrandmother Ellen Georgia/ Georgia Ellen Barnes. They had the following children: Herbert Turner, Herman Turner, Erma Winnifred Turner (my gmother), John James Turner, Carl Turner, Gladys Turner. There was a baby named Sally Ann Turner. She was named after Ella's mother, Sally Ann Heath. She died before she was a year old. I have no idea yet where the sisters and brother to John Becton Turner migrated to, but I feel a need to find where they went. So,if you need more names and more exact dates, let me know. I'll help you all I can. The Turner clan that settled first in VA and migrated to NC were originall from England and moved to Ireland several decades before coming to america, and I will gladly show and send you that particular line. And I will give you the family crest and motto.