|Birth: ||Jul. 11, 1750|
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 1832|
Turner Christian served as Lieutenant in the Goochland County VA militia during the Revolutionary War.
Son of Charles and Mary (Leake) Christian, Jr.
Married 1st., ...
Husband of Anne (Payne) Christian ~ married January 03, 1778, Goochland
Their children were ...
1. Charles Woodson Christian (m. Nancy Ruff and Mary Walton Maxwell)
2. William Payne Christian (m. Sarah Maxwell)
3. Jesse George Christian (m. Nancy Higginbotham)
Married 2nd., ...
Husband of Elizabeth (Penn) Christian ~ married 1788, Amherst Co., VA
The following was contributed by Irvin Christian ~ 2013:
For those persons with ties to Turner Hunt Christian, (the Revolutionary soldier) the burial site is about 150 yards north of Piper Road in Elbert County. Piper Road is a dirt road approximately 2 miles from the city limits of Elberton. Leaving Elberton, go north on Bowman road to Piper Road, turn left onto Piper and drive approximately 1/4 mile. Park your car and go into the woods
on the north side. Turner's VA marker is in the center of a 30 X 30 burial plot with 22 other markers with no inscriptions. Beware! This is deer hunting season and you should wear a bright orange vest. Hunting rights on this land is leased to a deer hunting club and they may be hunting in this area.
This land is owned by Mr. Victor Ford, Athens, Ga. I talked with him last week and obtained permission for access to the burial site. Permission was also obtained to clear away the undergrowth and erect a small chain around the plot. We hope to get a Boy Scout group or perhaps a Girl Scout unit in Elberton to go in and clean up the site. Many Boy (and Girl) Scouts do such work in various locations throughout the country.
This burial site was described by Eunice V. Stacey in her book "Christian of Charles City" which was published many years ago and it has been visited by others since then. Mr. Ford was not aware that Turner Hunt had preserved one acre for the cemetery when the deed was written many years ago. Since then the property has changed ownership, probably several times. However, this poses no problem for any one since Mr. Ford has very graciously offered access to the property. If someone in the Elberton area knows how to contact a Scout troop, please let me know.
Charles Christian (1710 - 1784)
Anne Payne Christian (1762 - 1787)
Elizabeth Penn Christian (1763 - 1811)
William Payne Christian (1781 - 1861)*
Note: Revolutionary War Soldiers Memorial, Elberton, Elbert County, GA ~ #61065039
Turner Christian Framily Cemetery
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Georgia Girl
Record added: Feb 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47647079
Added: Dec. 28, 2013
I joined the DAR on Turner Christian. At that time, the H. was not allowed in his name, and that was in 1976. I've also been to the grave site with Mrs. Sally Seymour of Dewy Rose and had to crawl under a barb wire fence. That was a hoot! I wandered at...(Read more)|
Added: Dec. 22, 2014
Added: Apr. 6, 2014
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