Notes for Shadrach TURNER: Shadrack TURNER Given Name: Shadrack Surname: Turner Sex: M Birth: 1720 in England Death: 1783 in Henry Co., Va. Note: REFN: 6128
Father: John TURNER b: Abt. 1690 in Lands End, Cornwallshire, England Mother: Elizabeth BRASHEAR
Marriage 1 Ann Pollard HILL b: 1724 in King and Queen Co., VA Married: Abt. 1745 in King and Queen Co., or Hanover Co., VA Children John M. TURNER b: 1747 in Lunensburg, Va Elizabeth P. TURNER b: 1750 Josiah TURNER b: 1751 William A., Sr. TURNER b: 19 Nov 1753 in Halifax Co., VA Mary TURNER b: 1755 Larkington (Larkin) TURNER b: 1757 in Pittsylvania Co., VA Daughter TURNER b: Bef. 1763 Exoney TURNER b: 1771 Jeremiah TURNER b: Abt. 1765 in Pittsylvania Co., VA
SHADRACH - TIME LINE 21-NOV-1746 Appears King & Queen Co., VA. 1747 Witnessed will of William Wood to Robert Page in Goochland Co., VA., which adjoins Hanover CO. 1759 Obtained land patent for 104 acres in Lunenberg Co., VA. 1767 Shadrack, and sons John & Josiah appear on Pittsylvania Co., VA tithables list with 256 acres of land. 1777-83 Gave aid and assistance to patriots: Diets for Henry Co. militia Use of horse Nine diets to Capt. Rubel's Camp Company Four diets & fifteen lbs. fodder to Col. Crockett's Reg. 1779 Granted 336 acres of land on S. side of Town Creek. 22-APR-1779 Conveyed 20 acres on Town Creek to his son William. 25-OCT-1783 Drew up Last Will & Testament. 22-JUL-1784 Will probated, Henry Co., VA. (Will Book 1, Henry Co., VA.)
References: 1. Early Times in Clinton Co., Jack Ferguson, Albany Ky., 1989 2. Rangeley-Cathell-Turner, James H. Turner, Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, MD., 1988 3. Frederick Grider (Old Fed) and His Twenty Two Children, Eva Conner, Lois Black, Barbara Grider, Compiled by Marilyn Neathery McCluen, KY., 1990.
"From Henry County, Virginia Will Abstracts 1777 - 1820" I:90-91 LWT SHADRACK TURNER 25-OCT-1783 Pr 22-JUL-1784 To sons LARKIN TURNER and JEREMIAH TURNER the plantation where I now live as far as a branch, a horse and saddle to each. Son WILLIAM TURNER land, joins Daniel Smith and the wagon ford. Dau EXONEY TURNER land on Turkey Pen Branch and horse, saddle and livestock. The balance of land to sons LARKIN TURNER and JEREMIAH TURNER. The house is to be finished out of the estate. To wife ANN TURNER plantation and stock for life then to be divided among all my children and grandaughter ELIZABETH, JOHN, JOSIAH, WILLIAM, MARY, LARKIN, JEREMIAH, EXONEY, and MARY HUNTER. Sons John Turner and William Turner to be exors. At marriage LUCIA ROBBS to have a cow and calf, but if Lucia or Sally die without issue, to return to estate. Wit: Samuel Crutchfield, John Hunter, Richard (x) Stone. Sec. for exors: Peter Saunders and Robert Stockton. The Last Will and Testament of Shadrack Turner
October 25, 1783
Will is on file in Henry County, Virginia in Will Bk. 1 (1779-1799) pg. 90-91.
In the Name of God Amen. October the 25th One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Three. I, Shadrack Turner of Henry County, being in sound memory at present, thanks to Almighty God for it, and knowing the uncertainty of life, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the following manner.
Item: I give to my sons Larkin Turner and Jeremiah Turner, the Land and Plantation that I now live upon as far as the right hand Branch and up the Branch to the Creek above the Road thence up the said Branch Sick is as far as the Road, also one horse and one saddle to each of them.
Item: I give to my son William Turner the Land over the right hand Branch and up the branch to the Dreen. Thence up the Dreen to the Road. Thence along the road to the line of the final survey, thence along the line till it comes to Daniel Smith s corner, thence a straight line below the Mess place, thence a straight line to the Waggon ford by the Apple Orchard, thence along the Creek to the mouth of the right hand branch, thence up the Branch to the beginning.
Item: I give to my daughter Excony Turner, One Horse and Saddle and two cows and calves and a Ewe and Lamb and one Sow and Piggs and the land upon the Turkey Penn Branch and up to my son William s line on both sides of the creek, thence a straight line to the corner tree in the gap of the hill, thence along the Ridge to the back line, the remaining part to Larkin and Jeremiah Turner to them and heirs forever.
Item: I also give to my daughter, Excony Turner, One Feather Bed and Furniture to her and her heirs forever, if she dies without heirs, her part to be Divided amongst the rest of my children.
Item: The House to be finished out of the estate.
Item: I give to my beloved wife Ann Turner the Plantation I now live upon and all the movable Estate, after my debts are paid, during her life time, then to be Divided between all my children, and my Grand daughter, Elizabeth, John, Josiah, William, Mary, Larkin, Jeremiah, Excony, Mary Hunter, if any of the above mentioned children should die without an heir, then parts to be returned to the remainder part of the children. I appoint my two sons John Turner and Wm. to be executors to the within Written Will. In Witness thereof I have set y hand and seal, the Day and year above Written.
Shadrack Turner Sr.
PostScript: I expected I had finished the Will but since the other children I give my Executors power at time of marriage Lucia Robb have a cow and calf and other necessaries as my Executors may think needful, but if Lucia or Sally die without issue Lawfully begotten, may their part to return to the Estate.
Item: I desire my children may have learning as far as may do County (that is the boys). The girls to read-out of the Estate. In witness their of I set my hand and seal
Shadrack Turner Sr.
Sam l Critchfield
Richard Stone (X his mark) -----------------------------------------------------------------
October 25, 1783, is Will Date, Probate date: July 22, 1784, states "brother to Meshack". (Source: Henry Co., VA., Will Book 1, Page 90, Lineage Deposited in Library of Congress by Lucille R. Maddox prior to 1970)
More About Shadrach TURNER: Record Change: April 25, 2004