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Peter Turney
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Birth: 1759, Netherlands
Death: Jun. 1, 1804
Dixon Springs
Smith County
Tennessee, USA

I have checked several genealogy sources and they all show his birth as being in Tennessee. I am a direct descendant thru Samuel/Caroline Fisk, Peter/Mary Cummings, Frank/Sara and Bessie. We also have his father Johan born in Switzerland in 1711, dod 1787 in Virginia. Would like to know which info regarding Peter is correct.


"A Revolution War Soldier, NC."

*Note: Sources gives his birth date 1734 and 1759; one source has his burial place as Germany and other the USA.


Peter Turney's name is listed in Capt. Evan Shelby's company of Volunteers from Wautauga Valley who served in the Fincastle Battalion.

The Turney's moved to the Cumberland Country as early as 1794 for in Sept. of that year, a Negro woman is mentioned as being stolen by the Indians from Peter Turney.

Peter Turney settled in what is now Smith County. His land was located on the old Fort Blount Road, near the present Dixon Springs.

Peter Turney died in 1805/1804 and is buried in the family cemetery on his farm in Smith County.

After the death of Peter, the estate was dissipated by the administrators and his widow was left in poor circumstances.


Dr. Peter Turney

Birth: ABT 1759 in Holland
Death: 01 JUN 1804 in Dixon Springs, Smith, Tennessee

Married: Frances Haines b: 1760
Married: ABT 1788

James Turney b: 1789 in Tennessee
Hopkins Lacey Turney b: 03 OCT 1797 in Dixon Springs, Tennessee married Teresa Francis (Click on: Hopkins Lacy Turney.)
Samuel Turney b: 1795 in Smith, Tennessee married Caroline Fisk (Click on: Samuel Turney.)
Susanna Turney b: ABT 1788
Charlotte Turney married William Sims (Click on: Charlotte Sims.)
Elizabeth Turney b: 1800 in Tennessee
Polly Turney



Birth: in Holland
Death: 1805/1804
Burial: Family Cem. On His Farm, Smith Co., Tenn.

Note: He and his father, Henry Turney, settled in Washington Co., Virginia, but upon the running of the line between Virginia and North Carolina, found themselves south of the Virginia line in Washington Co., N.C. Their names appear on the North Carolina Revolutionary army accounts as soldiers who performed service in the western country. Peter Turney's name is also listed in Capt. Evan Shelby's Co. of Vol. from t he Watauga Valley, who served in Fincastle battle. With the tide of emigration to the west, the Turneys moved to th e Cumberland country, and a letter written by Col. James Ore to Gov. William Blount in September, 1794, mentions a Negro woman slave, which had been stolen by Indians from Peter Turney. Peter Turney settled in what is now Smith County. His land was located on the old Fort Blount road near the present town of Dixon Springs. He was a member of the first court of Smith County, When the court was organized o n December 16, 1799.

Father: Henry TURNEY b: in France
Mother: His Second Wife from Holland

Marriage 1 Frances HAINES

1. Samuel TURNEY b: in Smith Co., Tenn. married Caroline Fisk, resided in White Co., TN
2. James TURNEY moved to the West
3. Polly TURNEY married Mr. Hill of White Co., TN
4. Hopkins Lacey TURNEY b: 3 Oct 1797 in Smith Co., Tenn.
5. Susannah TURNEY
6. Charlotte Turney 
Family links: 
  Samuel Turney (1795 - 1863)*
  Hopkins Lacy Turney (1797 - 1857)*
  Charlotte Turney Sims (1803 - 1857)*
*Calculated relationship
Martin-Royster-Bridgewater Cemetery
Dixon Springs
Smith County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Alice P.
Record added: Aug 14, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11536812
Peter Turney
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Peter Turney
Added by: Alice P.
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We honor you sir!
- descendants of Gen. John Sevier of Tennessee
 Added: Jul. 27, 2013

- Trish Holaway
 Added: May. 12, 2006

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