I am a descendant of Morris Turner b. ca 1730s who was a fur trader in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Morris married Sarah Wyatt b. 1735 (I believe she is daughter of Edward Wyatt and his wife Mary of Philadelphia who also had a daughter Dorothy). Morris was captured by natives working for the French on May 26 1750 (along with partner Ralph Kilgore - both said to be of Lancaster PA). Morris and Kilgore escaped after a fairly rough imprisonment in Fort De Troit (Detroit) and reported back to the colonial officials. Morris would be captured and robbed again in 1753. Later Morris purchased various pieces of land scattered throughout Pennsylvania. In one of these transactions along the Susquehanna - Mahoney (Mahoning) - Wilkes Barre-Berks area, Morris had William SCULL the deputy surveyor of PA survey the property. In a dispute later (after Morris' death), the court heard that the survey was biased because William Scull was quote "relation of Turner's family" and "relation of Turner." I would like to find someone who can help me with this obvious connection between William Scull and Morris Turner. Morris Turner would go on to fight as a loyalist in the American Revolution - he was one of Butler's Rangers, and probably died at or shortly after the Wyoming Massacre. Some other names that appear connected to Morris are: Phillip Maus who ended up getting his estate (why? do not know); and Joseph Turner, esq (justice in Philadelphia) witnessed his claim for losses to the Ohio Co.
Morris Turner and Sarah Wyatt's children are as follows:
1. a male born prior to 1756 in PA died Sept. 1756 PA
2. Mary Turner b. 20 April 1757 d. PA - know nothing more of her
3. Edward Wyatt Turner b. 1762 PA d. abt 18 Oct. 1842 in Kent, ON, Canada UEL m. Sarah (perhaps Millard)
4. Charles Turner b. 13 Aug 1765 Berks, PA d. 24 July 1766 Berks, PA
5. Hannah Turner b. abt 1768 d. in Ontario m. William Mickle
6. Sarah Turner b. abt 1771 perhaps the Sarah Edwards in land doc for Edward Wyatt Turner's children.
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