Beat (Rebsamen) Turnipseed
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Beat (Rebsamen) Turnipseed (1720 - 1782)

Beat "Pott" Turnipseed formerly Rebsamen
Born in Zurich, Bezirk Zürich, Zürich, Switzerlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1755 in South Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 62 in Cedar Creek, Richmond, South Carolinamap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Dec 2009
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This profile is part of the Turnipseed Name Study.
Beat (Rebsamen) Turnipseed served during the French and Indian War.

Beat Turnipseed went by various names: "Pottley Turnipseed", "Pott Turnipseed", "Peat Turnipseed", "Beat Rebsome", "Beat Reibensamen". Beat Turnipseed was an American Revolutionary War Patriot. Beat aka "Pott" Turnipseed (Ripsamen) served in the Cherokee War 1759-1761 under Col Richard Richardson, Camden District, Craven County, South Carolina Beat aka "Pott" Reibensamen, may have also served in the American Revolution War, 1776,

Beat Rebsamen was the son of Rudolph Rebsamen of Wila, Katon of Zurich, Switzerland, and mother Margarette Talman of Dussnang, Kanton of Thrugua, Switzerland. Two brothers, Beat and Hans immigrated to America and obtained land near Broad River in South Carolina. Their surname translates to ‘Turnipseed ‘ in English and became common usage for the family. Beat Turnipseed married Magdalene Margaret Kinsler, of South Carolina. Their children were born in South Carolina and are as follows: Jacob Turnipseed who married Katharina Vogt- she was born in Zeifen, Switzerland, and was daughter of Michael Vogt, who witnessed Beat Turnipseeds will. Hans Turnipseed,aka John Turnipseed- married Mary Hamiter and Mary Sybil Turket Felix Turnipseed- married Elizabeth Smith Maria Margreta Turnipseed- married Phillip Shaver"

There are two Turnipseed Cemeteries, one in Richland County, South Carolina and the second in Tennessee.

Sources for above information: "Otis Albritton Manuscript. The information from Switzerland was obtained by professional researcher in Switzerland in 1967, and the original work is written in Swiss-German. I have the original work. Laurel Shannon Albritton Gorman"

"The will of Beat Turnipseed was witnessed on 4 October 1781 [ Witnessed on 8 January 1781 and Probated on 24 October 1782] by Michael Vogt, in the Camden District of South Carolina. WILL OF BEAT REBSAMEN [Ref- Copied as is from attested copy - Probate

In the name at God, Amen.

I Beat Turnipseed of South Carolina, Camden District, on Broad River, Planter, being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given unto God, Calllng unto mind the mortality of my body, knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, principally and First of all, I give and recommend my SouL into the hand oF Allmighty Ood that gave it, and my Body I recommend to the earth, to be buried in decent Christian burial, at the discretion of my executors. Nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection, I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of GOD, and as touchng such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form:

First, I give and bequeath to Margreta my dearly beloved wife the possession of my dwelling house upon the Plantation an Broad River, near Cedar Creek, and the third From everything, during her lifetime according to our Enlish Law; likewise, the third from the money what are raised and levied out of my estate from all household goods, debts and moveable effects

Secondly, give to my well beloved san, Hans Beat Turnipseed, 150 acres of land lyng on John Kennerlys Creek joining to his own 100 acres of land, for him and his heirs and successors Forever. Also his childs portion, wtth my other chIdren.

Thirdly I give to my well loved son, Jacob Turnipseed, 200 acres of land an Austin's Mill Creek joining Woodreds land, for him, his heirs and soccesors forever and ever and h;s equal portion with my other children; and likewise I constiute make and ordain him sole executor and executors of this my last will and testament.

Fourthly, I give to my well beloved son, Felix Turnipseed, my plantation on Broad River near Cedar Creek, consisting oF 250 acres, with all clearings, houses and outhovses and orchards (except that my dearly beloved wife, Margreta during her lifetime as before mentioned receives the third, for her mentioned) to him, his heirs, administrators and sucessors forever and ever.

Fifthly, I give to my well beloved daughter, Maria Margreta Turnipseed 150 pounds South Carolina Currency besides her equal childs portion for her, her heirs and successors.

I order that my son Jacob Turripseed as exactor and executor of this my last will and testament shall sell at public verdue all my horses, chattles, sheep, hogs and house furniture and moveable effects to the highest bidders, and the money which are levied and raised out of my estate be divided among another, first (according to law) my wife Margreta the third part, and my beloved children all to equal portion-

I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannull all and every other former testaments, wills, legacies, bequests and executors, by me in any ways before named, willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 8 day of January in the year of our Lord, 1781.

Signed: Beat Turnipseed

Witnessed: John Frederick Dubber, Nicholas Weyerf, Michael Voght

I created a Turnipseed descendants chart from known cousins on Ancestry DNA and 23andme. You can view here [[1]]


Find A Grave: Memorial #91339156

Last Will and Testament[1]

  • Beat Turnipseed
  • Probate Date 8 Jan 1781
  • Probate Place Kershaw, South Carolina, USA
  • Inferred Death Year Abt 1781
  • Inferred Death Place South Carolina, USA
  • Item Description Index and will, Vol 2, Books N1, D, D1, Ci, K, C, O, G, I, P, 1775-1839 Believe Probate Date = date signed

Find A Grave: Memorial #91339156 Beat Rebsamen Turnipseed,-Columbia,-SC.pdf

Source: S-1372452241 Repository: #R-1567708299 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Tree Data: Text:

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Thank you to Dave Lewis for creating WikiTree profile Turnipseed-58 through the import of Lewis Jr Family Tree (1).ged on Jan 22, 2013. Will of Beat Turnipseed

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Turnipseed-58 and Rebsamen-2 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate
posted by Beverly (Lamb) Swann
Turnipseed-58 and Rebsman-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same person, please merge, his memorial on Find a Grave includes both surnames for him, aka Beat Rebsman Turnipseed, his surname recorded in his will is Turnipseed.
posted on Rebsman-1 (merged) by Sandie (Schwartz) Schwarz

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