Elisha Turner

by admin on October 3rd, 2003

Elisha Turner was born in North Carolina in 1794. He is believed to be the son of John Turner and his wife Elizabeth Dillard. Elisha Turner is enumerated in Dickson County in the 1820 Census living in the Yellow Creek area.

During the War of 1812 he served as a corporal under the command of M. Molton, in the regiment of Col. Searcy.

He married Susan May o­n __ Sept. 1811. She may have been the daughter of Sterling May. They were the parents of 10 children. Elisha Turner died 3rd of September 1831 at Henderson County, Tennessee. After his death his widow moved to Johnson Co., Arkansas. ( She lived next to Samuel Turner in the 1840 Census). His widow married o­ne Carder Lee o­n 28 October 1848 in Johnson Co., Arkansas. Susan Turner Lee applied for bounty land as the widow of Elisha Turner. In the application the record from the family bible was enclosed. The Bible was imprinted M. Carey, Philadelphia 1812 and between the Old and New Testament was the following, to-wit:

Ester Turner was born June 24th 1812
Sterling M. Turner was born 18th July 1815
Nancy Adams Turner was born 19 October 1816
Thomas M. Turner was born 25 October 1818
Mary Sally was born December 27,1820
John M. Turner was born November 11th 1823
Anney Carline was born the 20th of January 1827
Edmond Richman Turner was born 23rd December 1828
William S. Turner was born March the 11th 1831

Esther (Easter) Turner married Wm. Swigart, according to the bounty-land application. No further family information was given.

The Primal Families of Yellow Creek Valley Wm. J. Nesbitt, copyright 1985 by Willliam J. Nesbitt


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