I have no idea where Pleasant came from. I do find it in the children's names of Emily's brother, Isaac Jesse Midkiff. He named a son E. Pleasant - however this "child" was killed at 16 years of age at Gaines Mill, Virginia in 1862 during the Civil War.
It sure would be good to find some present connection to Pleasant Turner.
As for Mary A. Elizabeth Turner - Emily Midkiff Turner's grandmother was named Mary (last name unknown) Midkiff and the other was named Elizabeth Brooks Howell - so I am sure she was named for them. Candis P., the child I show as being born in 1854, I am sure was named after Emily's sister, Candace Midkiff Bean. I do not find Candis P. on the 1870 census, so she either died young or married at a very young age as a lot of girls did back then. The wife of Moses K. Turner was Mary Beaver. She died in 1891 and is buried in New Church Cemetery 4 miles North of Apple Springs - in Trinity County. Wonder what happened to Moses and if they had children. I know Mary had a brother living in the house with them for the 1880 census. I have not found them for 1900 - but with Mary dying in 1891 it's possible if she died from child birth there were no other descendants.
I have no clue as to who my great grandfather, William Cecil Turner, was named for - I do not find a William or a Cecil in either line. It is possible somewhere back in the Samuel Turner #1 line there was a William or a Cecil. I know that William apprears in just about every family line of William Cecil's including my brother and I have an uncle named William that named his son William who in turn named 3, yes that's three - of his sons William! He had twin boys he named William after naming his first born son William. Yes, all 3 are still living. They do have different middle names!
Guesss this is what keeps this interesting!
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