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Joseph Turner

  • Birth 17 Aug 1771 Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 17 May 1847 New Jasper, Greene County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial New Jasper, Greene County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 16473346

Joseph was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina on August 17, 1771, the youngest son of Robert and Mary Turner. When he was in his teens, his family moved to Jefferson County, Tennessee, where his mother's relatives, the Mills had also relocated. Following in his father's footsteps he joined the military, and fought in the War of 1812. He married Dinah Small, who was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee on October 12, 1774. At least some of their children (Sarah, Eleanor, Robert, Jonah, Joseph, and Rhoda) were born while they lived in Tennessee.

Answering an unknown call, Joseph and Dinah headed north to the farmlands of Ohio. They settled on Caesar's Creek, five miles southeast of Xenia, in Greene County, Ohio, where they homesteaded and farmed on 100 acres of land from the government.

His children were:
Sarah "Sally" (1794-1851), Eleanor "Nellie" (1799-1865), Mary (1800-?), Robert (1803-1885?), George (1805-1890), Joseph (1806-?), Jonah (1807-1865), Rhoda (1809-1890), Elijah (1815-1899), and Patience (1819-1902). Each of them was raised in the Quaker faith as their father had been before them.

Joseph passed away on May 17, 1847, and was buried on his own farm in the Turner Cemetery in New Jasper Township.


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  • Maintained by: Karen M
  • Originally Created by: Sandy
  • Added: 5 Nov 2006
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Turner (17 Aug 1771–17 May 1847), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16473346, citing Turner Cemetery, New Jasper, Greene County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Karen M (contributor 47304014) .