Turpin Family Genealogy Forum
I believe that Joseph Turpin, b. 1842 in Cole Co., MO, lived in Towns Co., GA, was an older brother to my Thomas Turpin. Joseph's father was Irvin W. Turpin, b. 1801 in Wayne Co., KY, migrated to Cole Co., MO, about 1834 with his wife Lucretia Privett (marr. 1829 in Wayne Co., KY, she died about 1844). Irvin d. in Nov. 1863, in Hickory Co., MO, where he had moved about 1858. My Tom Turpin, b. 1853 (youngest son of Irvin and his second wife, Sarah A. Montgomery) crossed the Red River into Grayson Co., TX, in 1870. I have a letter from a woman who was raised by Tom Turpin, stating that Mr. Turpin was visited a couple of times in the 20's and 30's, by his "old" brother, Joseph Turpin and his son Irvin (Ervin).
The 1920 Census of Grayson Co., TX, recorded that Tom Turpin's father was born in KY.
Please let me know if this is the same family.
Eleanor W. Sandford