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James Ray Turner (#47112623)
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Bio Photo My name is James and I live in Burlington Kansas. Im originally from California. Ive also lived in Oregon and Vermont, but Kansas is my kind of state. I became an Eagle Scout in 1986 and graduated from high school in 1987 from Lake High in Garden Grove, California. After 21 years I have finally decided that going to college might be a good idea, so I am now taking online courses and majoring in History. I am a staunch republican and patriotic American.

Every time I visit a memorial, historical landmark, museum or battlefield, I get a sense of excitement that is hard to explain. Some people tell me to get a life. I tell people this is my life. Instead of having beer slogans and car posters hanging up in my house, I have family pictures, old and new in frames and sitting all over the house.

While researching my mothers side of the family, I found out that General Custer is related to us as well as Oliver Hardy of Laurel and Hardy and President James Monroe, who was my ggggreat grandmothers nephew.

On my fathers side I am a decendant of William the Conquorer.

Im obsessed with Genealogy and American History. I love old movie classics, but war pictures and movies pertaining to history are my favorites. Ive been into Genealogy every since I was 11 years old. It all started when I used to hear stories told by my Great Grandma Bentley and Grandpa Turner.

Everyone should be remembered and never ever forgotten. It was the ancestors we study today that made us who we are. To forget them is disgraceful.

I really appreciate all the messages left for my family and friends. They are greatly appreciated. If I can be of any help to anyone with their genealogy just let me know. If anybody has any additional information on the memorials I created please let me know and I will add it.









A special thank you to Debra Dawson who,out of her own pocket, sponsored my Grandma and Grandpa Turner's memorial's,also my Uncle Dennis memorial and the tokens she left and the pictures she sent me,they are greatly appreciated.
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Sonja Myers
Clinton T Starnes
Hi!
I am part of the Starnes family heritage in/around Lebanon/Laclede County in Missouri. In looking up Lockey Jane Powers & Frederick Starnes children, I found Clinton's memorial, and you commented on 11/27/09 about the fact that he was a civil war veteran. Do you have anymore information on him? Just wondering about his civil war veteran status, and his life in general. Any help you can provide would be great!

FYI - I have been on ancestry.com, and there are many errors in the Starnes family ancestry that I am trying to resolve. I think I have bit off more than I can chew! :)

Thanks,
Sonja (Starnes) Myers
Added by Sonja Myers on Jul 31, 2015 11:03 AM
LLLuedtke
Benjamin Turnipseed
Hi. Have you run across Benjamin Turnipseed in your research on the Turnipseed Family History? He is my great, great grandfather and I have been unable to figure out who his parents were and exactly where he was born on 15 Nov 1800. In two US Censuses he stated Pennsylvania, another in Virginia and yet another in Indiana.

It appears he married Rebecca Glaze daughter of George Glaze and Catherine Turnipseed Glaze on 28 Aug 1823 in Fayette County, Ohio. They had several children: George, Benjamin Jr., Soloman, Elizabeth and Isaac.

On 07 Jan 1847, Benjamin married Cynthia Ann Rhodes in McLean County, Illinois. They had the following Children: Aaron, Lafayette, Washington, Martin Van Buren, Adam, Minerva (my great grandmother), Jay Willis and Martha Jane. Minerva married Benjamin Franklin Woodard and they homesteaded outside of Sandpoint, Idaho.

Benjamin Sr. died on 08 Nov 1881 in the Martin Township, McLean County, Illinois. He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Colfax, McLean County, Illinois.

Any information on Benjamin would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help.
Added by LLLuedtke on May 26, 2015 5:00 PM
S Bentley
RE: Hello
James that sounds wonderful!! I will look up Bentley and Brent on facebook, Cliff will like that. I saw what you wrote about your grandfather Bud and was very impressed as was Cliff, wish I would have known him. Cliff remembers some but Wendell didn't talk much about his family. I am new to ancestry and have started from scratch (haha)for Cliff's side of the family, it will be nice to connect to yours. Thank you so much! By the way, Cliff is Wendell's son and I (Sharon) am Wendell's daughter-in-law. I sent request to join the facebook page. Wendell passed away from cancer in 2000.
Added by S Bentley on Feb 13, 2015 1:27 PM
S Bentley
RE: Hello
Nice to hear from you too! Thank you for responding. Unfortunately Chuck (Wendell) passed away in March of 2000. My husband, Cliff, remembers your grandfather Clarence, said he was called "Bud". Since Wendell didn't talk much about his side of the family we have always wondered about where they were. We live in Sacramento, CA but was raised in Phoenix AZ. Cliff was excited that you responded and says hello. I've just started on ancestry.com so our journey begins.
Added by S Bentley on Feb 12, 2015 10:07 AM
S Bentley
Bentley family
James, I am the wife to Clifford W. Bentley, second son of Charles Wendell Bentley. Josephine was my husband's grandmother. I would be interested to hear from you as I have just started researching the Bentley family. My email address is bentley.sharon57@gmail.com or I can be found on Facebook, Sharon Bentley.
Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sharon Bentley
Added by S Bentley on Feb 11, 2015 1:59 PM
Mardi Kightlinger
"Merv"
Jim,

I loved your story about "Merv". Beautiful tribute. Thank you for putting a smile in my heart.

Mardi :D
Added by Mardi Kightlinger on Apr 29, 2014 5:42 PM
Tiffany Stuck
hi
if u want to buy a book a original about the Family"Gift" in Snyder county, the book store DJ s books in Selinsgrove, has a nice one, since u have some Gift ppl at Hassingers White church Middleburg , i thought id mention it, i was in the bookstore today. ty
Added by Tiffany Stuck on Feb 04, 2014 2:23 PM
KUfan
RE: Fred Jacob Zirger
You are very welcome. Have a great day!
Added by KUfan on Nov 08, 2013 6:35 AM
barbara
RE: Hi James..
You can email me at lilbee2@gmail.com

chat soon! Barb!
Added by barbara on Feb 09, 2013 12:59 AM
barbara
Hi James..
James i just read your post on elizabeth jackson case memorial..your gggrandma..we are related..she is sister to my gggrandfather george jackson..about your profile page posting..I read it and thought yep,he is family,I have the same idea..genealogy and family.. nothing like it..I love all my family and love and researching my long ago family..
I was lucky enough to find the info for your gggrandparents but still researching my gggrandfather george jacksons burial..if i find anything new on our family ill let you know..

my email is lilybee2@gmail.com

Barb!
Added by barbara on Jan 29, 2013 8:13 PM
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