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William Turner
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Birth: 1833
Henry County
Alabama, USA
Death: 1865
Rapides Parish
Louisiana, USA

My mother passed down to me a story that was told her by her mother.
William joined the Confederate Army when the war began. He probably had no choice. He was a farmer barely getting along, living in what is now Vernon Parish, Lousiana, but he did have two good head of oxen to use to work the land. He wanted to keep the animals he had worked so hard for.
When the war began and William had to leave for the army, he took his oxen and let them loose in the river bottom land so the Yankees would not get them. He intended to come back for them when the war was over. He did return for them and found they were now wild, not wanting to be hitched up to anything much less driven home. He was gored by one animal and died from wounds.
Family links: 
  Martha Crumpler Turner (1835 - 1865)*
  James Thomas Turner (1856 - 1929)*
  William George Turner (1862 - 1899)*
*Calculated relationship
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Maintained by: Mary Harper
Originally Created by: Jeff Hubbard
Record added: Nov 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61661431

Christmas 2015
- Jeff Hubbard
 Added: Dec. 16, 2015

- Jeff Hubbard
 Added: Jan. 30, 2012
My great grandfather. We only have stories of you passed on by Aunt Mellie and my mother. We will always remember you.
- Mary
 Added: Jan. 28, 2012
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