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Susannah Hamner Turner Bible
posted by Warren County Courthouse

 
 

Note: These entries may not be in the correct order, as my pages were not numbered, but the data is all there.

Physical History of the Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner:

  1. Her note quoted indicates she acquired it about the time of her marriage to Stephen Turner in 1764 - The book was published in 1762.

  2. Stephen Henley Turner, son of Henley and Elizabeth (Duke) Turner and grandson of the first Stephen lived on a plantation of 540 acres (at the time his estate was divided) in Warren Co NC, near Mt. Auburn Christian Church North of Drewry NC but spent his last years near Middleburg NC in a home adjoining that of his son, Zachary T. Turner (1849-1927) where he died in 1889.

  3. Vernon Edward Rawles Jr, grandson of Zachary T. Turner, who lived in Henderson NC in 1970, owned his grandfather's home and farm and who lent me the bible, told me that the bible remained at Uncle Zach's place until sometime after his death when Uncle Zach's son J. Alvis Turner, gave it to William Read Turner of Blackstone VA on the death of the latter, it was given to Edward Rawles by Mrs. William Read Turner.

M.H. CROCKER 5/30/1971

Other data:

Aliena Wiggins Turner (Mrs. J. Alvis) states on page 22 of John Marshall Sr, 1956 that the first Stephen Turner who married Susanna Hamner was of Amherst County Virginia. She gives his name as Stephen Reuben Turner, however, she refers to his son as Henly Turner and to Henly's wife as Mary (his wife was Elizabeth Duke according to the Turner Bible).

Michaux H. Crocker
Greensboro, NC

NOTE: Variances of spellings occur. They are copied here as in the Bible.

From the bible of Susanna Hamner Turner, wife of Setphen Turner (this Bible printed in 1762 in Edinburgh by Alexander Kincaid, His Majesty's Printer). If pages are torn and letters missing the letters are inserted in parentheses.

(Ste)phen Turner and Susanna Hamner was (marr)ied the 9 day of October in the year 1764. (Susan)na Turner her book and gave her there in to look and not only to look (but) to understand that learning is better (th)an house or land.

Terisha Turner was born the 31 day of August in the year 1766.
William Turner was born the 17 day of November in the year 1768.
Mary Turner was born the 13 day of (month missing due to tear, but a later letter gave the month as March) in the year 1771.
Susanna Turner was born the 10 day of February in the year 1773
Elizabeth Turner was born the 3 day of February in the year 1775.
Stephen Turner was born the 18 day of June in the year of our Lord 1777.
Sarah Turner was born the 27 day of March in the year of our Lord 1781.
Hamner Turner was born the 1 day of February in the year of our Lord 1784.

Then, in a different probably masculine handwriting and on reverse pass:

Henley Turner was born 9th day of October in the year of our Lord 1787.
Rhoda turner was born in the year of our Lord 1790 the 29th of November.
Rebecca Turner was born 28th of March in the year of our Lord 1794

In a Third handwriting:

Harriot Wotson Doethe was born the 25 day of August in the year of our Lord 1800.
Susanna Hamner daughter of James Turner & Elizabeth his wifew as bron on the 21 day of February, 1902

William Turner a son of James Turner & Elizabeth his wife was born the 19th day of May 1803.
James Edwards Turner son of James Turner & Elizabeth his wife was born the 13th day of April 1805.

In a fourth handwriting and very faint:

Elizabeth DUKE daughter of Matthew Duke and Elziabeth his wife was born April the ? day in th eyear of our Lord 1790.

Following appears on page preceding the Gospel according to St. Matthew:

Henley Turner & Elizabeth Duke was married the 22nd February in the year of our Lord 1810. Stephen Tuner & Ssuan a. T. READ was married 17 day of May in the year of our Lord 1832.

---------------(first part torn) in on Friday the seven
---------------(torn) year of our Lord 1802.
---------------(torn) daughter of Setphen turner and Mathey his wife was born on Monday the 29th day of October in the year of our Lord 1804. Rebecca Mitchel Turner daughter of Stephen Turner and Martha his wife was born on Friday the third of october in the year of our Lord 1809.

On the preceding page:

Stephen Turner son of Henley Turnar and Elizabeth his wife was born Wednesday the 21st day of November in the year of our Lord 1810. Mathew G. turner son of Henley Turner and Elizabeth His wife was born on Sunday, the 27th day of June in the year of our Lord 18??

Here a rectangular piece of the page sufficient to have ocntained one entry, cut, not torn, but the other side was obviously covered by print.

Martha Jane Turner daughter of Henley Turner and Elizabeth His wife was born on Saturday the 30th of November in the year of our Lord 1817.

Susanna Turner the daughter of Henley Turner and Elizabeth His wife was born on Tuesday the 29th of November in the year of our Lord 1823.

Henry Truner son of of Henley Turner and Elizabeth His wife was born on Thursday the 16th of January in the year of our Lord 1823.

James M. Turner son of Henley Turner and Elizabeth His wife was born on Tuesday the 15 (16?) of November in the year of our Lord 1825.

Henley Turner departed this life on Monday Morning the 26th day of october 1829 aged 42 years & 17 days.

Susan A. T. REED dauhter of Clement Read and Elizabeth his wife was born te 19th day of December in the year of our Lord 1810.

On Blank pages sewn into the Bible at Exodus, Chapter 12:

Elizabeth Turner departed this life sa(size of page) day the 26th of June 1832

SHT

This the 7th day of September 1831 Setphen H. Tu...."

Martha Jane YARBROUGH departed this life on Wednesday the 27 day of May in the year of our Lord 1849 age 22 years 5 months and 28 days. She was born November 30 day 1817. (William Read Truner notes on inserted fly leaf that Martha Jane Turner married Waddie Yarbrough).

Note: The following information which was found in an authentic letter, was not in the Bible but pertains to the above:

Martha Jane Turner married Wade L. Yarborough, Warren Co., NC marriage bond Dec 1835. She was born in Warren Co NC on the 30th ov 1817 She died in Lumpkin Co Georgia on the 27th May 1840. Wade L. Yaroubrough was the son of Joel Yarborough and Sally Sledge. Wade L. Yarborough was born 1815(16) - 1851.

Majah Stephen Turner departed this life on the 20th day of June 1841 age 64 years and 2 days.
Henley Turner son of Stephen & Susan Turner departed this life on Thursday the 10th of February 1842 age eight years & seven months & fifteen days.

Clement READ, departed this life on Friday the 3rd of December 1841.

James N. Turner, son of Henley Turner & his Elizabeth, his wife, departed this life on Tuesday, the 10th day of April 1844 age 1?th years 4 months and five days.

Elizabeth G. EVANS Daughter of Peter and Susan his wife, departed this life on 23 day of June 1844 age 7 months & 6 days (hard to read, very faint,,, could be wrong).

Thomas D. Read departed this life the 13 day of August 1843.

Miss Martha Turner consort of Majah Stephen Turner departed this life on Friday 7 of August 1845.

Miss Martha Williams, consort of A. WILLIAMS deaprted this life 27th June 185?

Stephen Turner &a Susan A. T. Read was married the 17th day of May 1832.

Henley Turner son of Stephen Turner and Susan his wife, was born the 25th day of June 1833.

Elizabeth P. Turner was born the 9th of July 1835. John R. Turner was born the 6th of September 1837.

Martha G. Turner was born the 2nd of October 1839. Paul Turner was born the 21st July 1842.

Louise J. Turner was born the 15th day of Sept 1845. Susan Ann Turner was born 25 April 1847.

Zachary Taylor Turner was born 3rd Aug 1849. Emma tucker Turner was born 23 of December 1851.

Susan A. T. Turner consort of S. M. Turner departed this life the 31 day of December 1851.

Paul Truner, son of S. H. Turner & Susan A. T. Turner departed this life the 11 day of July 1852.

Louisa Jane Turner deaprted this life Sept (day indistinct) 1852

John R. Turner died Dec 27 1904.

Elizabeth P. Turner died 1917.

Martha G. Turner died Aug 1 1919

Zachary T. Turner died April 1 1922

Susan Ann Turner died July 13 1934.

 
 

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