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Miller Francis "Tobe" Turney
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Birth: 1831
Franklin County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 14, 1872
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA


Captain
Company 'C' The Mountain Boys
1st Tennessee Infantry (Turney's Regiment)
Enlisted at Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee on April 25, 1861.

Miller Francis Turney, nicknamed Tobe, was the brother of Peter Turney, who would later become Governor of Tennessee.

Tobe, practiced Law with his brother Peter before forming a partnership with A.C. Stewart and quickly gained the reputation of being in the front rank of his profession. Active in secession politics, Tobe attended many public meetings of a political nature and gave speeches reguarding Tennessee's right to secede from the Union.

On November 7, 1862 at Ridgeville, Tennessee Tobe re-enlisted as a private in Company D, 23rd Battalion, Tennessee Infantry and shortly thereafter was appointed Captain and Assistant Quartermaster of the Battalion. In September 1864 he was assigned to the 16th Regiment Tennessee Cavalry. Signed the oath at Tullahoma, Tennessee on 3 February 1865.

Resuming his Law career after the War, Tobe practiced Law with his old law firm of Turney and Stewart in Winchester for one year before serving as Attorney General of the Franklin County Judicial District (1866-1868). From 1869-1870 he resumed practicing Law with the Turney and Stewart law firm. A year later Tobe deceided to move his family to Chattanooga, Tennessee, continuing his law practice with the firm of Blackstone, Coke, Littleton & Company.

Then on December 14, 1872, at the age of 41, Tobe died unexpectedly. His printed funeral notice stated he was buried in Winchester Cemetery and the service was conducted by Reverend M.H. Bone of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The members of the Bar of Winchester and various officers of the courts met and heard resolutions of respect eloquently presented by Tobe's former law partner W.H. Brannan. Brannan stated Tobe was "...noble and magnanimous in his nature, his generosity knew no limits. In every circle he entered he infused pleasure by the flashes of his wit. We ne'er shall see his like again."
 
 
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 Parents:
  Hopkins Lacy Turney (1797 - 1857)
 
 Children:
  Tede Turney Wells (1860 - 1935)*
 
 Sibling:
  Peter Turney (1827 - 1903)*
  Miller Francis Turney (1831 - 1872)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Capt. Miller Francis Turney
Co. C 1st Turney's Tenn. Inf. CSA
1831-1872
 
Note: On June 4, 2000 a memorial marker was placed in Winchester Cemetery by the Peter Turney Chapter of the UDC to honor those Confederate soldiers whose headstones and gravesites were unable to be located within the cemetery
 
Burial:
Winchester City Cemetery
Winchester
Franklin County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Gravesite unknown (headstone no longer exists)
 
Created by: Jerry Platz
Record added: Nov 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31727694
Miller Francis Tobe Turney
Added by: Jerry Platz
 
Miller Francis Tobe Turney
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Added by: MAKY
 
 
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Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero, a Confederate Soldier. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Sep. 4, 2010
 
 
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