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Re: William Wesley Turner of Sumter County, GA
Posted by: Patricia Ramirez (ID *****2269) Date: December 12, 2006 at 19:34:43
In Reply to: Re: William Wesley Turner of Sumter County, GA by tracy mccauslin of 352

Tracy,

My connection with the Turner's is through Cinthia Pennington.
The land the Turner's were living on in 1850 and 1860 was either bought by William Wesley Turner from John Pennington, Cinthia's father, or was given to them by John. After Willliam died, Cinthia moved to Arkansas with her children to be close to her Mother, Nancy Hawkins Pennington, and her brothers. The land then passed into my line of Penningtons. I have a cousin in Arkansas who is working on this line, and I will forward your email to her.
I believe you are right about William's father being Meschach, but have no documentation. It would stand to reason that William is from that line, as he named his youngest son Shadrach, and that would fit into the prevailing naming patterns common in the South.

The Mary Turner living with William and Cinthia in 1850 and 1860 is his mother. and Whitfield is probably a brother. When looking at the Census, always remember that many of these people did not know exactly when they were born, and you will find them different ages on different Censuses. Also, much to my dismay, I found out that Census takers did not always interview the family in question, but talked to the neighborns and set down the information they were given. Please don't ask me the ages of my neighbors!!!

I don't know who the Jere Duckworth living with them in 1860 is, but the Duckworths and Penningtons are allied families.

It would stand to reason William Turner is buried in the Pennington Cemetery. He lived very near the cemetery and he was a member of the family. The cemetery is very poorly kept, especially since the land passed out of the family in the 1970's. There are several adult sized sinks in there. The people who would know who is buried there are all dead, or so old they have forgotten.

This probably is not the information you need, but I will help any way that I can

Patty Ramirez


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