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Descendants of James Turner, Sr.

32. JOHN MOTLEY4 MOREHEAD (JOHN3, ELIZABETH2 TURNER, JAMES1)182,183 was born July 04, 1798 in Rockingham County, North Carolina183, and died August 27, 1866 in Rockbridge Springs, Virginia183. He married ANN ELIZABETH LINDSAY183 WFT Est. 1815-1846183. She was born WFT Est. 1794-1813183, and died WFT Est. 1819-1898183.

Notes for J

From Morehead Family:
John Motley Morehead was born in Rockingham County, N.C. July 4, 1798, educated at Caldwell School. Graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1817 and studied law under Judge Murphy. He represented Rockingham County in the House of N.C. Legislature.

He married Anne Elizabeth Lindsey, daughter of Captain Robert Lindsey of Guildford County.

John Motley Morehead built a home "Blanwood" in Greensboro in 1825 with addtions in 1845 (which house has recently been occupied by the Keely Institute).

He went to the House of the State Legislature in 1826-27, was elected on Whig ticket as Governor of the state in 1840, serving from 1841-45 and served as presiding officer over the Whig Convention which nominated Zachary Taylor for President of the United States.

He was a representative of North Carolina at the Peace convention of 1861. He was later a member of the Confederate Congress.

He died at Rockbridge Springs, Va., August 27, 1866 and is buried in the Old First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Greensboro, N.C. (Morehead Family of North Carolina and Virginia).

John Motley Morehead was active in banking, manufacturing, education and railroading. He worked in vain to get monty for roads, railroads and better ports. He built Edgeworth Female Seminary in Greensboro, one of the best schools in the state for girls.

"He took a lead in building of the N.C. Railroad from Goldsboro to Charlotte, from Goldsboro to Morehead City and the Western North Carolina Railroad to Morganton. He opposed secession and war, but when war came he stood by the South and was made a member of Congress. The war destroyed most of his wealth." ("The Growth of North Carolina" by Newsome and Leffer p. 458).

John Motley Morehead was the first president of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad from Goldsboro to Morehead.
Child of J
46. i.   MAJ. J. TURNER5 MOREHEAD, b. WFT Est. 1819-1847; d. WFT Est. 1844-1926.

33. ANNE4 MOREHEAD (JOHN3, ELIZABETH2 TURNER, JAMES1)183 was born WFT Est. 1779-1816183, and died WFT Est. 1803-1898183. She married SAMUEL A. HOBSON183 WFT Est. 1797-1849183. He was born WFT Est. 1771-1815183, and died WFT Est. 1803-1892183.
Child of A
47. i.   JUDGE JAMES5 HOBSON, b. WFT Est. 1803-1848; d. WFT Est. 1830-1925.

34. JOSEPH MOREHEAD4 CARTHEL (SARAH3 MOREHEAD, ELIZABETH2 TURNER, JAMES1)184,185 was born 1794185, and died 1849185. He married RACHEL JONES186,187 1825187. She was born 1801187, and died 1888187.
Child of J
  i.   SARAH5 CARTHEL187, b. WFT Est. 1816-1842187; d. WFT Est. 1833-1926187; m. ? MCCULLOCK187, WFT Est. 1833-1876187; b. WFT Est. 1807-1841187; d. WFT Est. 1833-1920187.

35. NANCY4 CARTHEL (SARAH3 MOREHEAD, ELIZABETH2 TURNER, JAMES1)187 was born WFT Est. 1776-1803187, and died WFT Est. 1798-1885187. She married A. KIRKPATRICK187 WFT Est. 1792-1836187. He was born WFT Est. 1766-1801187, and died WFT Est. 1798-1880187.

Notes for N

Lived in Victoria, Texas.
Child of N
48. i.   SUSAN5 KIRKPATRICK, b. WFT Est. 1798-1835; d. WFT Est. 1821-1916.

36. LUCY4 TANNER (KERENHAPPUCH TURNER3 MOREHEAD, ELIZABETH2 TURNER, JAMES1)187 was born May 03, 1800 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia187, and died 1853 in Trenton, Gibson County, Tennessee187. She married ? WILKINS187 October 1822 in Rockingham County, North Carolina187. He was born WFT Est. 1776-1802187, and died WFT Est. 1827-1889187.
Child of L
  i.   LUCY TANNER5 WILKINS187, b. WFT Est. 1818-1841187; d. 1870, Trenton, Gibson County, Tennessee187.

Buried by side of her mother.

37. WILLIAM4 REDMAN (ELIZABETH3 MOORHEAD, ELIZABETH2 TURNER, JAMES1) was born September 29, 1798, and died May 27, 1831 in Butts County GA. He married (1) MARY CLIETT January 03, 1826. She died June 02, 1862. He married (2) LURANCY January 03, 1826. She died February 25, 1825.
Children of W
  i.   ELIZABETH5 REDMAN, b. October 15, 1827, Butts County GA; d. June 29, 1928, Butts County GA.
  ii.   MARTHA REDMAN, b. October 29, 1829; d. November 19, 1858; m. LUCIUS GODDARD, November 13, 1845; d. November 13, 1845.
49. iii.   WILLIAM THOMAS CARTER REDMAN, b. July 04, 1831; d. May 28, 1887.
  iv.   MARY CHAMBLISS5 REDMAN, b. February 18, 1825; d. December 30, 1900; m. LEVI MCMICHAEL, July 01, 1841; b. August 06, 1821; d. February 28, 1893.

38. GEORGE W.4 REDMAN (ELIZABETH3 MOORHEAD, ELIZABETH2 TURNER, JAMES1)188 was born May 09, 1806 in Richmond County GA188, and died February 12, 1842188. He married ELIZABETH SAUNDERS188 August 12, 1827, daughter of JAMES SAUNDERS and UNKNOWN. She was born 1803, and died 1838188.

Notes for G

1830 Census, Richmond County, GA, p. 285 (Williams District):
George W. Redman: 1- - -1- - - - - - - -1- - -2
This means one male under 5
1 male 20-30
1 female under 5
2 females 20-30.
I don't know who the second adult female may have been. Redman's first wife was thus born between 1800 and 1810.
This family is listed with several slaves:
1 male under 10
1 male 10-24
1 male 24-36
1 female under 10
1 female 10-24

1840 Census, Panola County, MS, p. 6:
M 001001
F 0-3
5 slaves
This means one male adult and one male child, no adult females and 3 female children.

Although G. W. Redman had died 8 years before this, his family was listed together in the 1850 Census:
1850 Census, Panola County, MS, listing # 455 (not in the Census index, but found by Mrs. Wilson)
Elizabeth G. Redman      40 f Farmer      $1000 N.C.
Augustus S. Redman      22 m             GA
Elizabeth K Redman      18 f             GA
Mary A. Redman            17 f            GA
Amanda C. Redman            15 f             MS

This Elizabeth was the second wife of G. W. Redman. She appears in a number of Panola County, MS, records, as late as May, 1849.

Redman was the first U. S. Postmaster of the village of Pharsalia, MS, from 26 Apr. 1838 till 17 Feb. 1842.

Here is the letter George W. Redman wrote to his brother-in-law,
Augustus B. Saunders. At the time he wrote, G. W. Redman was the postmaster
of the village of Pharsalia, Mississippi, where he lived. I obtained a copy
of the letter in 1988 from Mr. B. C. Oakley of Bruce, Mississippi, who
collects early postmarks and just happened to have this letter. That is a
story in itself. I happened to see an old book of postmarks of early MS
towns, and one of the towns listed was Pharsalia. It mentioned GWR's having
been the first postmaster there and gave a copy of the handwritten postmark
on the only letter known to have been sent from there. Since it was dated at
a time when Redman would have been postmaster, I wrote to the author of the
book about it, and he sent me back the copy of the wonderful letter, which
happened to be from Redman himself. And happened to be to his Saunders

Pharsalia Mi May 14th 1838
Dear Brother, We are in good health. William
B. is well excepting a small cut he gave himself
on the thigh which makes him use crutches.
Circuit Court was held in Panola last weeke
& there was about 140 judgements given. 2
against me 3 or 4 against D H & N M Mims some
against Shogan, Miles, McCall & others of
considerable amount. The people about here are
a good deal in debt no goods or groceries of con-
-sequence here & our banking institutions under
par. The weather has been so cool lately that cotton
looks bad. Your cotton is all hoed over but not
thinned much. The farm generally in good order I
believe. Mc. says that in the low places formerly
missing he now has a good stand. I would be
glad to receive letters from you often if you get
time to write; the lack of time prevents me from
attending to correspondence. One of Robertsons lots
in Panola ^ cornering with public square was sold
at sheriffs sale for $500 of Chartered money.
I have been informed lately that the plat of this
survey is in the office at Chocchuma. N. Mims
has returned from Orleans has not got his groceries
here yet, says that he lost 35 percent ^ discount on
his money. Your friends here are generally well
and often inquire after you & as we all want
to know how you get along, write often. Dr. Duke
went to Tennessee & saw your Children and the
old lady safe to their places of destination. I Recd
the money which you sent in a letter for Mrs.
Walker on the 3rd of May. Wm. had accomodated (1)
her with Tennessee Money I therefore exchanged
with Wm got Brandon money & entered a credit
on the note Mc. holds as you directed. Dr Duke
said that the children were well and verry cheerful.
With Respect I am your Relation & friend.
May 15th 1838 Geo. W. Redman

The envelope, apparently the outside of the same sheet, has the following.
Geo. W. Redman
Pharsalia Mi
May 16th
Col. A. B. Saunders
Jackson Hines
County Mi
(1) Mrs. Walker was probably Col Saunders's mother-in-law. His first wife,
Hanna Walker, was already dead at this time, and he had remarried.
(2) I take William B. to be William Bowen Saunders, brother of Col. A. B.
and of Redman's wife.

Here is the letter Augustus Saunders Redman wrote to his sister Mary Ann
Redman (Hill). The original was in the hands of his descendant, Burton
Donnell, around 1988. My copy was sent to me by Herman Burns, another
descendant. Some parts were hard to read. I have tried to preserve the lines
and spelling.

Liberty, Dekalb Co., Tenn., Feb. 19th, 1867
Dear Sister Ann,
I recd your letters together with
Dear Little ---- (Annie's ?) a few months ago, in answer
to my letters to you and sister Amanda, and
truly glad was I to learn that you had all
survived the cruel war just over & that 2 of the
girls were married. I hope I shall be able (1)
to visit you next Christmas & will write Sister
Elizabeth Ward to meet me there. I recd letters
from Sister Elizabeth near Batesville & Cous Wm Redman of ----
Butts Co., Ga. Where is Sister Amanda teaching (2)
school at? Is Am married? I am not worth much (3)
if my debts were paid the war damaged
the south. I own a house and lot in this little
village & am doing good business. My practice
is worth about 3000 Dolls a year. I have 3 horses
& 3 cows. Aunt Winny Lankford lives near (3a)
Hopewells (illegible: Hopville?) Post Office, Calhoune Co., Ark. Dr.
John H. Saunders & his brother Dr. Sam live
near Holly Springs, Ark. All of Aunt Winny's
children are dead but Ann Sanders, her hus-
band also. Rev. Wm. H. Bayliss lived at Waco Texas (3b)
when I heard last. Perhaps you will all agree
in two more years to move west to Ark. or Texas.
Maybe we will all live in the same neighborhood
there and Cous Wm. R. may also. Land is worth about 20 Dolls
an acre there, more or less according to quality.
new page
Corn is 60 cts a bu, bacon 12cts a lb, flour
is worth 6.00 a hundred. Calico is 20 cts a yd.
My daughter Hatty Amanda is 5 yrs old &
can read in the 2nd Reader. Laura Ann is 3 yrs
old and smart and handsome. Nicholas Augustus
is 13 months old, can walk & say a few words. All
are smart. I hope all my sisters will take care
of Nr 1 & avoid disease. Keep (illegible: Spices? Specas?), &
Cooks Anti Bilious pills 26 cts a box & lauda-
num & ---- (Vaiden's?) Tonic pills & cure your own sick
& save Doctors Bills. Use smart economy.
Little Laura Ann often puts me in mind of
you my sweet little sister. My mother told
me while on her dying bed to take care of little
Mary Ann & I did till you married. And
when I knew you were in safe hands, I left
in order to try to do something in the world.
And I am going into a better practice &
I think if I can have good health I will
do good business anywhere as anybody can
do good business anywhere that will try.
My opportunities have been bad, & I have
not been as apt as some but my memory is good.
I book now 3000 Dolls a yr ----------
good. We all join in love to you all
A. S. Redman

(1) All three were married.
(2) Amanda Clorinda Redman Cox taught in Tallahatchie County.
I don't know whether she had a school house separate from her
home near Enid or not.
(3) Amanda had married in 1860. According to a note in a box
of papers from Clorinda Turner Odom's, the wedding was
December 15, 1860. Probably she and George Marion Cox
married in Panola County, where the marriage records burned
in 1878. I certainly can't find a marriage record anywhere in MS.
(3a) He apparently didn't know yet that Aunt Winifred Saunders
Lankford had died in 1866.
(3b) I haven't yet identified Bayliss.

Children of G
50. i.   AUGUSTUS SAUNDERS5 REDMAN, b. 1828; d. 1879.
51. ii.   ELIZABETH K. REDMAN, b. 1831.
52. iii.   MARY ANN REDMAN, b. December 09, 1832; d. April 18, 1891.
53. iv.   AMANDA CLORINDA REDMAN, b. January 25, 1835; d. December 04, 1910.

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