W. V. Turner, one of the representative planters of the county, came to this section in 1874, before any such division as Quitman County was even thought of, and settled along the Tallahatchie River. Mr. Turner came here before there was ever a railroad established between Marks and the Mississippi River, and first engaged in the mercantile business, and also farmed some land. Later on, however, he devoted his time to farming exclusively, and operated a place of about 1500 acres. Mr. Turner was not confined to business and farming altogether, as he was elected sheriff of this county in 1904 and served the four-year term efficiently. Mr. Turner's death occurred in 1921.
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