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Descendants of Francis Turner




Generation No. 1


1. Francis1 Turner was born 1740 in COUNTY CORK,IRELAND, and died 1804 in PARTRICK CO.,VA.. He married ELIZABETH ? 1761. She was born 1744, and died 1817 in PARTRICK CO.,VA..

Notes for Francis Turner:
VIRGINIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY VOL.18,PAGE 140.
DISSENTERS OF ALBEMARLE,AMHERST, AND BUCKINGHAM COUNTIES INCLUDE THE SIGNATURE OF FRANCIS TURNER OCT.22,1776.FRANCIS WAS AGAINST BEING FORCED TO SUPPORT THE CHRCH OF ENGLAND.
TWO LAND WARRANTS WHERE ISSUED MARCH 22,1782 FOR 2168 ACRES ANOTHER ISSUED AUG.10,1782 FOR 2031 ACRES.
LAND WARRANTS 1763 AND 1764
DIST.13 IN WILSON CO.,TN. WAS KNOWN AS TURNER DISTRICT.

COURT HOUSE PATRICK CO.,VA. DEC.26.1796 GORG REEVES AND HIORAS REEVES AND JOHN TURNER TO JAMES TURNER AND HIS WIFE GORG REEVES DAUGHTER.


FRANCIS CAME FROM IRELAND TO ALBEMARLE CO.,VIRGINIA BETWWEN 1740 AND 1750.HE OWENED LOTS OF LAND THERE.
SEVED TWO YEARS AMER.REV.WAR.AFTER WAR MOVED FAMILY TO SMITH RIVER,PATRICK CO.,VIRG.
LIVED THERE TELL DIED 1804.

THERE IS A PRIMITIVE BABTIST CHURCH ON ORIGINAL FRANCIS TURNER LAND.
HE LIVED NEER THOMAS JEFFERSON IN 1779.

HE WAS IN PRIVATE IN WAR UNDER CAPT.PHILLIP RICHARD FRANCIS LEE''S COMPANY OF THE THIRD VIRG. REGIMENT COMMANDED BY COLONEL THOMAS MARSHEL.
FRANCIS INLISTED IN FEB.26.1776.REENLISTED IN THE LIGHT HORSE DEC.23,1777.LATER HONORABLY DISCHARGED SETTLEDMENT DATED FEB.1779. WARRENT LAND NO.1768.

PATRICK COUNTY WAS FORMED IN 1791 FROM HENRY COUNTY VIRGINIA.
FRANCIS FOUND IN COURT MINUTES IN 1804.
SOLD LAND TO JAMES TURNER IN MONTGOMERY CO.,VA, IN 1803.

FRANCIS WAS A PROMINENT MAN IN THE EARLY GOVERNMENT OF PATRICK CO.,VA.


More About Francis Turner:
Deed: August 11, 1768, BOOK 5 PAGE 3.
Military service: December 22, 1777, REV. MUSTER ROLE VIRGINIA
Religion: PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Will: October 01, 1803, BOOK 1 PAGES 73,73A,73B PATRICK CO.,VIRGINIA.
     
Children of Francis Turner and ELIZABETH ? are:
  i.   Elizabeth2 Turner, d. Unknown; m. Robert Rowan, September 15, 1798, PATRICK CO.,VA.; d. Unknown.
2. ii.   SR. Adam Turner, b. February 06, 1762, ALBEMARLE CO.,VA.; d. 1833, PARTRICK CO.,VA..
3. iii.   Esther Turner, b. 1766, ALBEMARLE CO.,VA.; d. Aft. 1813, ADAMS,OH..
4. iv.   John Turner, b. March 23, 1773, PATRICK CO.,VA.; d. March 02, 1856, FRANKLIN,TN..
5. v.   SR James Turner, b. 1775, ALBEMARLE CO.,VA.; d. 1825, Wilson Co.,Tn.


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