Grandfathers ancestors Turk

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MY great grandfather was "Isam Turk" born 1826, census shows born in South Carolina.

he married Caroline Turk (b1828) they had 1 daughter and 4 sons.

Lewis b 1855 - Oct 1930,    Gilbert b 1857- Jan 1937,  Albert b1861- May 1932,

Johnson  b1867- Jan 1958, Emily b 1863 until 1956.

I am told that " Emily" my grandmother was the child of her owner, and could pass for white.   Emily married my grandfather Henry Smith Sr.  in Alabama. 

I have no knowledge of where Isam (or Ison) was from, or who were his parents. the only info is what was on the 1870 census.   Can you Please HELP    Diane Taylor

WikiTree profile: Emily Smith
in Genealogy Help by Diane Taylor G2G Rookie (190 points)

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According to a public member tree at

Isam Turk born 1826 in South Carolina

Death: Date unknown, SnowHill, Wilcox County, Alabama.

Caroline Morris Turk born 1828, SnowHill, Wilcox County, Alabama, died  Dec 27, 1912 in SnowHill, Wilcox county, Alabama, USA

  • Caroline's Parents: Benjan H Morris 1789 – 1860;  Kissiah Evans  1793 –
    Benjan:  Birth 1789 in North Carolina
    Death 1860 in Cooper, MO
    Kissiah:  Birth 1793 in South Carolina
    Death Unk in Alabama

Emily Turk:  Birth 1863 in SnowHill, Wilcox county, Alabama/  Death 1956 in Birmingham, Jefferson county, Alabama

Family Search gives marriage date to Henry Smith:
20 Apr. 1890 in Wilcox, Alabama.  You might find other information you need there:
That's all I could find on Isam.  Suggest you google Alabama Find-A-Grave and see if it is listed, but without a date of death, you might not find it.  He also has to have a death certificate that you might be able to find from SnowHill and a record of birth somewhere.  Hope you can find them.


by Lana H G2G6 Mach 1 (15.3k points)
edited by Lana H

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