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Toby (#47589113)
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Ralph H. and Hilda Sayre, Upshur-WV-USA
Mayo correction
Have printed it out and will make the correction. Thank you. Hilda
Added by Ralph H. and Hilda Sayre,... on Dec 13, 2016 9:43 AM
Roger Purdom
Mary McColough McDowell
Toby, I much appreciate your notes! Mary is my 5th great-grandmother. Elizabeth and Samuel Watson are my 4th great grandparents. One note of correction: You mention Jane Parks McDowell (my 4th great grand aunt), writing her name as "Jean".

I did not have the McColough middle name in my records. My records don't go back far enough to make a link, but the parents of Margaret Young Parks (my 3rd great grandmother) are Capt Hugh Parks and another Mary Davies. The Watsons, McDowells, Parks and Davies appear to have common history. If you have any of those missing records, I would love to get them.

Thank you again!

Roger Purdom
Added by Roger Purdom on Oct 26, 2014 10:20 AM
C C Turner
Had you bothered to look at the memorial prior to your lengthy message, you would have seen that I did add the name you provided to the bio. I am not preventing the family from finding his grave. Should a family member care to visit the cemetery, they will find the headstone as it reads on the memorial. I never questioned your genealogy research. I am following the FAQs by posting what is on the actual headstone. Had the initials matched the name you provided, I would have had no problem filling in the complete name.
Added by Tyler on Jan 17, 2014 8:28 AM
Bob & Nancy Cannon
Lawston Turner
Make a memorial for his first wife and then they can be linked. Thanks you.

Here's the info you sent:
Lawson Turner married first Sarah L. Turner Staples (The Lynchburg Virginian reported that Lawson Turner, of Amherst County, married Mrs. Sarah Staples, of Buckingham County, on 17 Nov 1830 with The Rev. Thomas Burge officiating from the issue of 22 Nov 1830, page 3, column 4). Sarah's first husband, Edward Staples died (there is a marriage bond for them in VA) and she married secondly Lawson Turner. She was the mother of Henrietta Louisa Turner who was born in VA. There may have been a son, Edward Turner, but I'm not sure of that. Sarah Staples Turner died 11 Aug 1834. There is a deed dated 16 Mar 1833 which calls her Sally in Amherst Co., VA. Her obituary ran in the Lynchburg Virginian, issue of 28 Aug 1834, page 3, column 5: "DEPARTED this life, on the 11inst., after a painful illness of eleven days, Mrs. Sarah L. Turner, consort of Mr. Lawson Turner, of Amherst County, Aged 32 years, leaving behind her a bereaved husband, eight helpless children, and a numerous train of relatives and friends, to mourn her untimely and irreparable loss. How transitory are all sublunary [sic] jobs! How evanescent the short tenure by which we hold our frail existence! But a few days ago, she whose loss we now deplore, moved joyously in the peaceful little circle of her household, fondly dreaming of coming years of domestic comfort. Who would have thought that thus son, that active step and dulcet voice would be stilled and hushed in the 'dull cold silence' of the deep damp grave! But, Death enters, and there's no defence!' - - Alas! how often do we have to submit to the dire visitation of the monster, and yield up to his chill embrace the cherished ones of our bosom. He enters, at an unexpected moment, the happy domestic circle, and panics all with horror; regardless of the prayers and cries of agonized friends, he selects the loveliest for his prey. In vain may we cling around them, with imploring looks and streaming eyes; heedless of our woe, with stern purpose and fixed grasp, he tears from our fond embrace the very object that makes life most dear to us, and leaves desolate the smiling group, that, but a few days before, looked forward to long years of uninterrupted bliss. But why -- should we sorrow for our departed friend? Our loss is her eternal gain. Ten years, an exemplary member of the M.E. (Methodist Episcopal) Church, she died in the triumphs of the Gospel, with a full assurance of a blissful entrance into that rest prepared above for the people of God."

Only after her death did Lawson marry Susan Turner on 2 Dec 1837.
Toby Turner
Added by Bob & Nancy Cannon on Sep 30, 2013 6:00 AM
Sue McDuffe:)
James McDowell #59566824
Toby Turner: "thanks for bringing this to my attention. I think many people have missed this fact! I have made the change to my memorial for him. Also, I have asked S I Grills to remove the grave marker photo for him."
Added by Sue McDuffe:) on Sep 15, 2013 11:13 AM
Ginger (Barry) Shea
Samuel Watson
Do you know where Samuel's brother John and sister Margaret are buried. They are in my line. Thank you, Ginger Shea
Added by Ginger (Barry) Shea on Oct 07, 2012 8:27 PM

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