I have an extensive database on the William TURNER family in the US (William was the husband of Sarah Elizabeth Fairy) and am willing to exchange information. I have almost nothing on Elizabeth's family in London (see below) where I am inclosing a two generation report for the sake of brevity. Even three generations would be over 27 pages long and to much for the list. Please email me directly
My wife is a direct descendant of William and Elizabeth.
Descendants of John Ferry (Three generations)
Generation No. 1
1. John1 Ferry He married Mary ??.
Notes for John Ferry:
May be of Hugenot origins.
More About John Ferry:
Children of John Ferry and Mary ?? are:
+ 2 i. Sarah Elizabeth2 Fairy, born May 23, 1795 in London, ENGLAND, UK; died February 11, 1867 in Marshall Co., WV.
+ 3 ii. Edward William Ferry, born Abt. 1811 in London, England, UK.
4 iii. Louisea Elizabeth Ferry, born Abt. 1811 in London, England, UK.
Notes for Louisea Elizabeth Ferry:
Possible twin to Edward.
Generation No. 2
2. Sarah Elizabeth2 Fairy (John1 Ferry) was born May 23, 1795 in London, ENGLAND, UK, and died February 11, 1867 in Marshall Co., WV. She married William Turner October 23, 1814 in Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, London, England. He was born September 19, 1791 in London, ENGLAND, UK, and died April 26, 1871 in Marshall Co., WV.
Notes for Sarah Elizabeth Fairy:
Listed in the 1850 U.S. Marshall Co., VA (now WV) census as the wife of William Turner.
Listed in the 1860 U.S. Marshal Co., VA (now WV) census as the wife of William Turner.
Could her last name have been "Fairy?" That is what shows on the Ohio Co. death records according to Sylvia Sligar.
More About Sarah Elizabeth Fairy:
Name 2: Sarah Elizabeth Ferry
Baptism: June 14, 1795, Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, London, England
Burial: February 1867, Sand Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Marshall Co., WV
Notes for William Turner:
Sand Hill was at one time known as Apple Pie Ridge.
Listed in the 1850 U.S. Census for Marshall Co., VA (now WV) (entry 627). William Turner was a 56 year old farmer, born in England and worth $3,000. (http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvmarsha/50cenq-u.htm). His wife, Sarah E., is 55 and also born in England. Living with them are Samuel (age 18) and Louisa (age 13). Son Josiah is listed in the same census (entry 628).
Listed in the 1860 U.S. Census for Marshall Co., VA (now WV) (entry 1845). William Turner was a 65 year old farmer, born in England. His wife, Sarah E. is also 65 and born in England. Samuel (age 30) is still in the household as is Louiza, a 16 year old female. Could this be the granddaughter named in William's will? (http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvmarsha/60cenq-u.htm).
William is listed in the 1870 U.S. census for the Sand Hill District, Marshall Co., WV (entry 181). He is 75 and worth over $3,000. His wife had died, but Alfred (age 40 and born in England is living with him, as is Mary, age 29 (Alfred's wife?). (http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvmarsha/sand.htm)
William was one of the founders of the Sand Hill Methodist Church
Submitted by Sylvia Sligar.
Sand Hill Methodist Church - History of Sandhill Church from The Echoer, Vol 1, #, 10 May 1, 1968.
In 1769 the first white people settled in the Sand Hill District of Marshall Co. John Wetzel built his home along Big Wheeling Creek soon
after the Earlewines & Siverts settled on the ridge.
After the Indians had been sent across the river in Ohio, a large house was built over a tree stump 3 feet in diameter. It was really 2 houses with a connecting one of boards and was used as an Inn before the railroad.
About 1820, Ebenezer Buchanan sold the house to Richard & Mary Marsh, who had come from England and had heard Chas. Wesley preach. He soon had religious meetings in his big house.
Rev. Isaac Davis preached there often. He owned the Elliot farm & his daughter married John Winters. Sand Hill was then called Apple Pie Ridge.
Uncle Matthew Marsh, cousin of Richard, would prop the floor of the house for fear of accident because of the large crowd, until a log school house was built.
The first Sunday School was started in 1836 by Edward Dent Heatherington, who had married, Hannah, daughter of Richard Marsh. Hannah died in 1844 and as there was no cemetery there, she was buried in Presby. Cemetery at Haneytown, now Dallas.
Richard Marsh then gave ground for a cemetery. Daniel Dague was a member of the committee.
Hannah Heatherington, granddaughter of Richard Marsh married Isaac D. Winters, grandson of Rev. Isaac Davis.
The Marshes gave all the timber for the church, boarded the workmen and gave some gold pieces for the cornerstone. A pew was dedicated to Mary Marsh, who died, 12 June 1876. Richard died 16 Oct 1867.
The founders were: Matthew Marsh, Richard Marsh, Abraham Marsh, William Turner, William Duke, George Jones, Thomas McCreary, Joseph Thompson, Joseph Lewis, Daniel Dague, Andy Dague, Abe Fry, Hanson Davis, Jacob Earlewine, John Winters, and E. D. Heatherington.
Samuel Turner furnished the wood and candles for services.
A new building was built in 1881 - 1882. Daniel Hartley did the foundation work; Matthew Marsh put a coin in the corner stone.
Those responsible for work were: John Dague, Charles Jones, Samuel Warden, AIfred Turner, Samuel Turner, C. W. Marsh, Jobe Marsh, I. D. Winters, William Dague, Frederick Dague, James Rogers, Daniel Winters, Wesley Winters, Isaac Davis, Nelson Davis, Hudson Davis, Alex Porter, Joseph Lewis, James Dague, and Robert Blake.
The contractor was Andrew Ernest, aided by sons, George and Isaac .
Will of William Turner, died 26 April 1871
Marshall County Wills, Bk 2, p 35
Written 26 Dec 1866; Probated 1 June 1874
(He died 26 April 1871, his wife 11 Feb 1867.)
In the name of God Amen-
I, William Turner of Sand Hill Marshall Co. West Va. being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make this to be my last will and testament as follows:
First - I give and bequeath unto my dear wife, Sarah E. (if she should survive me) in testimony of my sincere regard and affection for her, all my estate both real and personal for her own absolute use and benefit to have and to hold same during the term of her natural life.
Upon the decease of my said wife, Sarah E. (if she should survive me) or at my death if I should survive my said wife my will and desire is that my property shall be disposed of as follows:
Second - I give and bequeath to my eldest daughter Sarah Price an interest in the lot known as the "John W. Gill" lot in the City of Wheeling Ohio County West Virginia when sold-
Third - I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Josiah the largest half of my farm at Fish Creek Marshall County West Va. viz - I want it divided from the main road adjoining McFries - Josiah shall get at least 130 or 135 acres for his potion according as the case may be when divided by the County Surveyor.
Fourth - I give and bequeath unto my second daughter Eliza Carr (for her own sole and separate use and benefit) an interest in the lot known as the John W. Gill lot in the City of Wheeling Ohio County West Virginia when sold.
Fifth - I give and bequeath to my second son Alfred one half of the old homestead at Sand Hill Marshall County West Virginia with all the appurtenances thereon. I also will and bequeath to my son Alfred (in fee simple title) my half of lot 261 situated situated on the South side at the east end of 35 Street in the City of Wheeling Ohio County West Va reserving 16 feet square for a stable for the use of the Homestead at South East End of the lot known as the Daniel Warr(?) lot.
Sixth - I give and bequeath unto my third son Samuel one half of the old Homestead at Sand Hill in Marshall County West Virginia with all the appurtenances thereon. Equally divided between them my two sons.
Seventh - I give and bequeath to my youngest daughter Louisa E. Baird I give to her sole use of the balance of the Fish Creek Farm in Marshall County West Va which is to be 105 acres more or less.
Eighth - I give and bequeath to my niece Louisa Price the eldest daughter of my daughter Sarah an interest in the lot known as the John W. Gill lot in the City of Wheeling Ohio County West Virginia when sold.
If any of my said heirs to whom I have bequeathed my property shall die before my decease my will and desire is that the portion bequeathed to them shall go to their legal heirs or representatives. I constitute and appoint my son Alfred Turner to be the Executor of this my last will and testament without fee or reward for the benefit of all. In witness thereof I the said testator William Turner have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this 26 day of December 1866. William Turner - Seal
Signed sealed published and declared by the testator William Turner as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each of us and in the presence of each other have hereinto subscribed our names.
Witnesses Daniel Winters
John W. Winters
J. H. Baird
[The will of William Turner Deceased was probated by the June term of court
1874 in Marshall County, Daniel Winters, John W. Winters and Joseph H.
Baird were all present. Robert B. Woods was clerk.]
SOURCE: http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvmarsha/willswiger10.htm (Submitted by: Elizabeth D. Swiger).
MARSHALL COUNTY PROPERTY TAX RECORDS FOR THE YEAR 1850
TRANSCRIBED FROM LDS FILM 1854093
By FRANK MANNING.
SPELLING OF NAMES AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO ORIGINAL RECORD
A WHITE MALES ABOVE 16 YEARS OF AGE
B MALE FREE NEGROES ABOVE 21 YEARS AND UNDER 55
C SLAVES ABOVE 16 YEARS OF AGE
D MALE FREE NEGROES ABOVE 16 YEARS OF AGE.
E SLAVES ABOVE 12 YEARS OF AGE
F HORSES, MULES &C
G GOLD WATCHES
H PATENT LEVER OR LEPINE SILVER WATCHES
I OTHER WATCHES
J METALLIC CLOCKS
K OTHER CLOCKS
PERSON CHARGEABLE WITH A B C D E F G H I J K
TURNER, Joseph 1 - - - - 2 - - - - -
TURNER, Josiah 1 - - - - - - - - - -
TURNER, William 2 - - - - 2 - - 1 - 1
More About William Turner:
Burial: April 1871, Sand Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Marshall Co., WV
More About William Turner and Sarah Fairy:
Marriage: October 23, 1814, Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, London, England
Children of Sarah Fairy and William Turner are:
+ 5 i. Sarah3 Turner, born June 23, 1818 in Greenwich, London, United Kingdom; died August 20, 1886 in Marshall Co., WV.
6 ii. Caroline Turner, born April 18, 1820 in London, England, UK; died December 24, 1821 in London, England, UK.
More About Caroline Turner:
Baptism: June 11, 1820, Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, London, England
+ 7 iii. Josiah Turner, born June 20, 1823 in Greenwich, London, England, UK; died August 20, 1886 in Marshall Co., WV.
+ 8 iv. Eliza Turner, born December 1, 1826 in London, England, UK; died April 7, 1905 in Marshall Co., WV.
+ 9 v. Alfred Turner, born February 20, 1829 in London, England, UK; died January 22, 1903 in Marshall Co., WV.
+ 10 vi. Samuel Turner, born August 3, 1831 in London, England, UK; died Abt. March 25, 1914 in Marshall Co., WV.
+ 11 vii. Louisa E. Turner, born October 26, 1835 in London, England, UK.
3. Edward William2 Ferry (John1) was born Abt. 1811 in London, England, UK. He married Frances Sarah Aburn 1833 in St. Leonards Church, Shoreditch, London, England.
Notes for Edward William Ferry:
Possible twin to Louisa.
More About Edward William Ferry:
Baptism: January 1, 1812, Saint Matthew, Bethnal Green, London, England
More About Edward Ferry and Frances Aburn:
Marriage: 1833, St. Leonards Church, Shoreditch, London, England
Child of Edward Ferry and Frances Aburn is:
12 i. Thomas3 Ferry, born 1849 in Bethnal Green, London, England, UK.
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