Aaron W. Turpen was the son of Jonathan Turpen and Emily Atterbury. (Death certificate). I have census information that places Aaron with his parents in Toulumne County, CA in 1860. They then moved on to Lane County, Oregon.
Obit in The Cottage Grove Leader - 3- 20-1903
"Turpin - At his home near this city, March 13, 1903, J.T. Turpin, an old esteemed pioneer of this vicinity, aged 82 years. His death resulted from a complication of the so-called smallpox and a general breaking down. He leaves many relatives and friends to mourn their great loss."
Johnathon Turpen has been hard to proceed with. The census records say that he was born in KY, as was his father; with his mother born in Virginia. Johnathon was born in 1823.
I have been unable to find Aaron - or his father Jonathan in Benton, Warsaw, MO, where Aaron was born in 1846. I also have an unconfirmed wedding date for Jonathan and Emily as June 5, 1845 (This came from a researcher's notes with no reference to where the wedding took place.)
So, that's where I currently am - running into road blocks and unable to connect my Jonathon/Johnathon with the other Turpens that I know were in the Benton, Warsaw County, MO area - let alone KY.
If this rings any bells, please let me know!
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