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Re: James JARMAN (GERMAN) TN ca 1790-1850
Posted by: Mary (ID *****0997) Date: August 03, 2003 at 09:51:58
In Reply to: James JARMAN (GERMAN) TN ca 1790-1850 by Dianna of 1138

I have long wondered why my Peter Turney and wife Hannah named a son Jarman/Garman. It is not the maiden name of Hannah Turney, could it be the maiden name of Peter Turney (born 1795) mother Elizabeth Turney born sometime around 1745-1750.

Elizabeth married Henry Turney by 1769 - and land records show Henry Turney was in 1769 on a creek which flows into the North Branch of the Shenandoah River near Edinburg, VA. So Elizabeth might have been from either Shenandoah or August Co VA area.

Do you know anything about the Jarman family? Where they were from before Tennessee.

Henry Turney and Elizabeth were living in Smith Co TN by about 1803 - before that 1774 to Holston River near Bristol TN/VA, then to Clinch River, 1780 to near Nashville TN ( they were among the first settlers of Ft Nashborough), 1783 registered land near Mansker's Station, then to Hawkins Co TN where they are on 1790 tax list and also on son's marriage bond in 1803.....they settled 1803 in Smith Co and got land for 4 of their 6 sons next to them......later their land was in Dekalb Co, but one son's land fell in Cannon Co. I have been told that in early Smith Co TN records there is a Jarman family (or Jarmain), and also a Garman.

Henry did not use the Jarman/Garman name for any of his children (that I know of)....but his son Peter born 1795 did name a son that. We are not sure of the name since it appears in Arkansas census records as Jarman, Garman, and Germany. The family moved to Van Buren Co Arkansas early 1835, but Jarman/Garman Turney was born near Liberty, Smith Co TN.

There is also a connection to Adams, Hancock, Gilley and other early Smith Co TN families. Any of those ring a bell?

Would just like to hear about your family around 1790 (or before) and up to about 1820 or 1830. There must be a connection to the family of Peter and Hannah Turney.

Where do the census records show James was born?

Mary Turney Miller

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