Saturday, October 9, 2010

Surname Saturday - Turner

Since I spent a considerable amount of time working on my Turner line over the summer, I'll focus on it this week. After lots of poking around I don't know a whole lot more than I started with. The Turners were from the eastern shore of Virginia and this is a fairly new research area for me so there is a learning curve as I try to learn what is available and how to access it.

>>Pearl Vivian Camfield 1886-1972
>>>Susan Arazina "Rose" Graham 1852-1931
>>>>Elizabeth Doughty 1826-1880
>>>>>Littleton Doughty c1799-c1842
>>>>>>Susanna Turner c1770- bet 1823-1833
>>>>>>>John Furbush Turner c1735-1803

I've found a couple of trees that have John Furbush Turner as the son of Andrew Turner and Sarah Read but as yet I haven't been able to verify that.

I have found the Miles Files at the Virginia Eastern Shore Public Library helpful in getting started on this family.

Previous posts:
John Furbush Turner's Petition, 1781
What Does it Mean?


Carol said...

I am sure you know this, but for Virginia research, do NOT miss the Library of Virginia digital collections, plus their indexing online. Not all counties are created equal, but, ya just have to go look. Good luck.

Susan Clark said...

One other hint, the Eastern Shore counties frequently had stronger ties to MD than VA. Unfortunately, there are several large, tangled Turner clans in Maryland.

If the trail leads back to the Northern Neck of VA please let me know. I'm researching Turners out of Northumberland County, VA.

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