Lineage of Roger Turner and Elizabeth Bryan


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2. Robert Turner died about 1781.

Robert married Rhoda ? Hays.

Children from this marriage were:

   8 M    i. Elias Turner .

Elias married Sarah Davie on 27 Nov 1797 in Surry Co, NC.

Elias next married Eliza Chapman on 1 Aug 1818 in Surry Co, NC.

   9 F    ii. Eliza Turner .

5. Thomas Turner was born in 1730 in PA.

General Notes: "Descendants of Edward Turner" notes Thomas Turner, son of Roger Turn er Sr and his wife, Elizabeth married (1) Charity Swain / Swaim. The Swai ns were from Chester County, Pennsylvania.

From Ridge Runners Vol 7, page 103- John Swaim, born 1720's had over 600 a cres of land in Rowan County, NC. He deeded land to his daughter, Mrs Turn er, and to son, William and to daughter, Rachel, who married Abraham Innia rd. John Swaim's wife also named Charity. Inniard is also spelled Enyart.

From the book, "The Enyart Family", Rachel Bess Swain (Swinson) married Ab raham Enyart in Rowan County, NC in 1769. Thomas turner was a witness to t he Will of Abraham Enyart, November 8, 1811, Will Book A, page 620, Row an Co, NC.

Thomas married Charity Swain before 1790. Charity was born about 1735.

Noted events in her life were:

Religion: Charity was a Quaker from Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 10 M    i. Roger Turner was born circa 1757 in NC and died about 1854 in Breathitt Co, KY about age 97.

+ 11 M    ii. John Turner was born about 1860.

   12 F    iii. Jane Turner was born about 1760.

Jane married Reuben Robbins on 29 Apr 1782 in Wilkes Co, NC.

+ 13 M    iv. Abraham Turner was born about 1760.

   14 M    v. Thomas Turner Jr was born about 1760.

Thomas married Polly Buckner.

   15 M    vi. Robert Andrew Turner was born about 1760.

+ 16 M    vii. Edward Turner was born between 1760 and 1762.

Thomas next married Polly Hunt on 1 Sep 1790 in Rowan Co, NC.

7. Roger Turner Jr was born in 1738 and died in 1805 in Lexington, Fayette Co, KY at age 67.

General Notes: "Descendants of Edward Turner" notes Excerpts from court records in Nor th Carolina show:

"On 14 August, 1781, Roger Turner, Jr, and Elias Turner, executors of t he Last Will and Testament of Marmaduke Kimbrough, deceased, have remov ed and attached themselves to the enemies of the United States by taki ng up arms against same, having forfeited all rights to executorship."

The October session of Court shows:

"Another Confiscation Act, naming various non-resident owners and reside nt Tories who should be deprived of their lands. Included in the list we re William Fields, John Fields, Jr, Robert Turner of Guilford County, Jam es Roberts of Surry County, Samuel Bryan (Son of Morgan Bryan), William Sp ergen and Matthias Sappinfield of Rowan County."

When the United States was confiscating the property of the Tories in Nor th Carolina, Roger Turner, Jr, son of Roger Turner, Sr, was appointed a Li eutenant under Capt Morgan Bryan, Jr of Rowan County, North Carolina in 17 60. During the Revolution, he served as Captain under Colonel Bryan. The f ollowing is an excerpt from Englis records compiled by the North Caroli na Historical Society Commission:

"This is to sartify that Roger Turner sarved as a Capt of the Mili sa in my Ridgment for the above mentioned time. (June 1780 - July 1782 ). Signed: Samuel Bryan, Coln, N Car"

In 1768 in Rowan County, North Carolina, is listed the following:
Turner, John
Turner, Thomas
Turner, Roger
Turner, Robert
Turner, Jacob and Son
Turner, George

In 1771 in Surry County, North Carolina is:
Turner, Thomas - 1 poll

In 1774 in Surry County, North Carolina is:
Turner, Roger - 1 poll (Dr Bonn's list)
Turner, Charles - 2 polls (M Armstrong's list)
Turner, Robert - 1 poll (M Armstrong's list)

In 1775 in Surry County, North Carolina is:
Turner, Roger, Jr - Jos William's list
Turner, Thomas - Benjamin Cleveland's list
Turner, Roger - Benjamin Cleveland's list
Turner, Edward - Benjamin Cleveland's list

The part of Surry County that was on Benjamin Cleveland's list, later beca me Wilkes County in 1776.

Members of the Bryan Settlement on the Yadkin River in North Carolina we re Morgan Bryan, Squire Boone, Roger Turner, William Linville, John Linvil le, George Forbush, Samuel Davis, Edward Hughes and James Carter. Samuel D avis left in 1752. William and John Linville were killed by Indians in 176 6.

Roger Turner, Edward Turner and Thomas Turner owned 2000 acres of la nd on both sides of the Yadkin River by 1761, per Land Grants from Lord Gr anville of England (From Carolina Cradle Book).

In Book B, Page 35, 1805 records in Fayette County, Kentucky, a bond sign ed by Catharine Turner, wife of Roger Turner, just deceased, names the chi ldren and heirs of Roger Turner, relinquishing rights to a tract of land s old from the estate. Among the heirs listed were Daniel Bryan and Elizabet h, his wife, last Elizabeth Turner. Catherine Turner's Will was probat ed in 1807, in Fayette County, Kentucky and lists one of her daughte rs as Elizabeth Bryan and names Daniel Bryan as one of the Executors.

Roger married Catherine Scott, daughter of Robert Elrod and Unknown. Catherine died about 1807 in Fayette Co, KY.

The child from this marriage was:

   17 F    i. Elizabeth Turner was born on 13 Nov 1761 in Yadkin Co, NC, died in Death Date Listed As February 29, 1833 (Is Not A Leap Year. Only 28 Days In The Month Of February, 1833)., and was buried in City Cemetery, Lexington, KY.

Noted events in her life were:

Location: born near the junction of Deep Creek and the Yadkin River, in what is now known as Yadkin County, NC.

Elizabeth married Daniel Boone Bryan, son of William Bryan Sr and Mary Boone. Daniel was born on 10 Feb 1758 in Rowan Co, NC, died on 28 Feb 1845 in Fayette Co, KY at age 87, and was buried in City Cemetery, Lexington, KY.


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