|Birth: ||Feb. 4, 1845|
|Death: ||Mar. 3, 1919|
Deaf Smith County
Benjamin Jefferson Turner was born February 4, 1845 in Henry County, Georgia to Pleasant Barnett Turner 1821–1860 and his wife, Aholibamah B. (Harper) Turner 1818–1900.
On October 2, 1869, Benjamin married Indiana "India" Cincinnatus Fleming in Rusk, Cherokee Co., Texas.
Source: Texas Marriages 1851 to 1900.
The couple spent most of their married life in Texas, moving to the towns of Henderson, Cooke, then Castro Co., and Texico in Curry Co., New Mexico before moving back to Texas.
Benjamin and India had 11 children:
Ola Turner 1871 –,
Barnett Fleming Turner 1874 – 1945,
Lucy Turner b. 1877 –,
Jessie Turner 1879 – 1909,
Pleasant B. Turner 1882 – 1948,
Endes Turner 1884 – , (recorded as Sadie on 1900 census)
Douglass Turner 1877 – ,
Virginia Turner 1890 – , (Engenia or Georgenia on 1900 and 1910 census)
John A. Turner 1892 – ,
Cecil Hicks Turner 1896 – 1973,
and a baby 1898 – 1900.
Known as B. J. or B. Turner on his military records, Private Turner served during the Civil War with the Confederate States of America, Co. B, 3rd Regiment, Texas Cavalry (South Kansas-Texas Mounted Volunteers).
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System and Ancestry.com.
Benjamin Jefferson Turner was 76 years old when he passed away in Hereford, Texas. His wife, Indiana, and several children survived him.
History of Private B. J. Turner's regiment:
3rd Cavalry Regiment, organized at Dallas, Texas, in June, 1861, contained men recruited at Marshall, Henderson, Ladonia, Greenville, and Dallas. It was also called "South Kansas-Texas Regiment" probably because it was organized to serve in Kansas. It fought at Wilson's Creek and in October, 1861 had 38 officers and 669 men present for duty. Later the unit fought at Chustenahlah and Elkhorn Tavern, then moved east of the Mississippi River. After participating in the Battles of Iuka and Corinth, it was assigned to Ross' Brigade and served with the Army of Tennessee during the Atlanta Campaign. The regiment skirmished in Tennessee and ended the war in Mississippi attached to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. It was included in the surrender on May 4, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Robert H. Cumby, Elkanah Greer, and Hinchie P. Mabry; Lieutenant Colonels Giles S. Boggess and Walter P. Lane; and Majors J.J.A. Barker, George W. Chilton, and Absalom B. Stone.
Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Family History Source: Ancestry.com
Biography by Cathey. A. Cline
Indiana Cincinnatus Fleming Turner (1851 - 1928)*
Pleasant Barnett Turner (1881 - 1948)*
Sudie E Turner Duncan (1884 - 1957)*
West Park Cemetery
Deaf Smith County
Created by: Cathey & Karla
Record added: May 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51850431
Rest in peace.|
Added: Jun. 21, 2010
Added: May. 1, 2010