States: Virginia: Fairfax
I am trying to find the parents, siblings, etc. of "Thomas" George Washington Turley. Here's the story--George Washington Turley, b. abt. 15 Oct 1809 in Fairfax,VA "next door to the courthouse", father and mother unknown. He had 1 bro and 1 sister--perhaps more. Father died, mother remarried man named Asher or Ashley or... This man didn't want the two sons around so he bonded them out to different people to work for room and board until they were 20 yrs. Their "owners" were cruel to them so they devised a plan to escape. So at 15-17 yrs., the two brothers were to meet and escape together. Geo Washington Turley was at the designated meeting place but his bro didn't show. G W was hidden in a straw mattress by a black slave woman who then helped him leave the state via the underground network. He changed his name to "Thomas" George Washington Turley and made his way to Ohio where he married Julia Blinco in 1833 in Morgan Co. Ohio. She and baby died one year later in childbirth. (NOTE: It is believed that Thomas' mother and sister moved to Morgan Co and died there and were buried near Julia Blinco Turley and baby.) "Thomas" G.W. Turley then married Mary Ann Guion in 1835 and moved to Marion Co., Indiana where their 12 children were born. They and some of their children later moved to Bourbon Co., KS were "Thomas" G.W. and Mary Ann Turley lived and eventually died.
Any info is greatly appreciated.
Connie Miles firstname.lastname@example.org