Who are the documented parents of Thomas David Turner?

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I have his parents listed as John and Sarah/Nancy Turner.......but I haven't got one thing to document who his parents are.  Thomas DAvid Turner was born bet. 1834-1836 in AL (Even though some census say SC) he died 4/17/1877 in Cleburne County, AL.  He married MAry C. ???? abt 1853 and can be found living beside  Sarah Turner in the 1860 Cleburne County Census.
WikiTree profile: David Turner
in Genealogy Help by Deborah Dunn G2G6 Mach 2 (23.0k points)
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Hi Deborah,

Are you referring to this profile? https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Turner-11428

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Thnaks for the very good advice Steve Schmidt, however,  I have a hair triggered sticking key, and count not help that the information wasn't there.  I edited it and added asap. Hope you and others can better understand the question now.

Hi Deborah,

Found something for his wife's maiden name.

On there child George Washington Turner on the Social Security Claims Index it lists

Name: Mary C Henderson
Gender: Female
Spouse: Dave Turner
Child: George Washington Turner

Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.

As per his correct parents. I haven't found a specific source to verify but some tree's would allege his parents to be

John M Turner

1803–1837

Birth 1803 • South Carolina, USA

Death 31 OCT 1837 • Benton, Lowndes, Alabama, United States

and

Sarah Elizabeth Hanks

1797–

Birth 17 JUL 1797 • Greenville, South Carolina, United States

Death: Unknown Cleburne, Alabama, United States

However on further research this appears to be unlikely

You could look at non farm census records in Alabama.For that period.
Thanks you so much Steve for that information on DAvid;s son.  That gives us his mother;s last name also.  Very Good.

So much on Ancestry just is fiction, I no longer am a member.  John M. and Sarah Canks marriage record is for 1877 in Cleburne County, AL.  Someone on here found that for me some time back. That John M.'s death is in 1837, He was the Legislator in Benton Alabama.  

Our John whose middle name we do not know was killed in the Seminole War, and fought with the Alabama Volunteers in 1851.  David Turner was the proof that we had that our John was still alive after the death on the other John in 1837.

Was in hopes that there might be a death record of David somewhere that would list his parents and end all the confusion.  I want sources and documents to back up my information for this generation.

Thank you for your time and efforts.

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