Francis  Turner

Francis Turner (abt. 1736 - 1804)

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Francis Turner
Born about in Cork, County Cork, Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Albermarle Co. Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Patrick County, Virginia, USAmap
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Private Francis Turner served in the Revolutionary War in Capt. Phillip Lee's Company of the Third Va. Regiment. He enlisted Feb. 26, 1776 and spent part of the winter of 1777 at Valley Forge, Pa. He re-enlisted Dec. 23, 1777 in the Light Horse Fourth Dragoons, under Capt. George Gray. He was honorably discharged Feb. 1779. He was granted 100 acres of land for his service on 9-13-1783. Below is the source for some of this data.

Patrick Co. Probate Records

(26 October 1804)

The last Will and Testament of Francis Turner decd. was exhibited in Court & furthur. Proved by the Oath of Bennett Houchings & the same was O.R. by the Court. Adam Turner, John Turner & James Turner the Exortors of the last Will and Testament of Francis Turner Decd. appeared in Court and Qualified according to law and entered into bond with sufficient security for their Performance as Exortors. and acknowledged the same accordingly.

Will: October 01, 1803, BOOK 1 PAGES 73,73A,73B PATRICK CO.,VIRGINIA.

Item: Will of Francis Turner, being on perfect sense but weak in body... I give and lend unto my beloved wife during her natural lifetime, the land and plantation I now live on lying below a line beginning at a small branch south of Smith River at Thomas Flower's corner to Burnetts Santee place, also all the slaves and their increase excepting Bolin. To my daughter Esther Pilson to have the twenty two pounds her husband William Pilson owes me for a mare, also to have a hundred pounds bond due me from Rowan and Scott. If Bolin is living at my death, he is to be sold and the price of him equally divided between the children of the said daughter. Son Adam Turner, one negro, my still and all vessells and at his mother's death one negro girl. I lend him a negro boy until his son Francis arrives at the age of 21, then to him. If Francis should die, then sell him and divide the money amongst his brothers and sisters. To son James Turner, the original survey he now lives on (175 acres) also 2 tracts in Montgomery County containing 399 acres, and at his Mother's death three slaves. To my son John Turner, the part of the tract I now live on lying above the line described earlier, two negros at his mother's death, and I lend him 1 negro until his son Francis reaches age 21. To my sons Adam, James, and John Turner and my son in law Robert Rowan all that part of land lying on the Blue Ridge except 250 acres belonging to Robert Rowan. This contains 1223 acres and to be equally divided. To my daughter Betsy Rowan at her mother's death all the part of the plantation that was to my wife. To my dear wife during her natural lifetime all the house furniture, farming tools with all stock that be on hand after Ester Pilson is paid. I leave ten pounds cash to support supplies or members of the Old Presbyterian Denomination at $4.00 per year. Executors: sons Adam, James and John Turner Witness: William J. Mayo, Bennet Houchins, William Hancock, Richard Thomas, and Alexander Lackey Returned October court 1804

Francis Turner Residence 1780 uploaded.

Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants P. 539 Turner, Francis, Va. Private 13 Sept. 1783 100 acres

---1808 Jan 18 - Patrick Co, Va Will Bk 1:153 Estate sale of FRANCIS TURNER, DEC'D made by consent of ELIZABETH TURNER. Bonds on following: JOHN TURNER, Malacha Parmer, Wm. Thompson, JAMES TURNER, Wm. Harris Jr, Samuel Harris, Richard Nowlin, Richard Sharp, James Farrel, George Lackey & RICHARD PILSON. Total: 138 lbs, 6 shillings, 6 pence. ---1816 Dec Court - Patrick Co, Va - Will Bk 1:163-4: Estate Sale of FRANCIS TURNER, dec'd by Adam, James and John Turner, Executors. Balance due each legatee: $253.91; PAID ADAM TURNER FOR KEEPING HIS MOTHER 3 YEARS & 3 MONTHS, $150. ---1817 Sep Court Order Bk 2: ADAM TURNER appt. Admr. of ELIZABETH TURNER, dec'd."

Compiled by Charles Leon Harris from Abstracts of Virginia Deed Book No. 1, 1791-1801 published by T.L.C. Genealogy <>. Patrick Co., Va.

Big Spring Branch of Jill Creek 669 Thomas BONDRANT; William ROBERSON; Darby RION/RYAN; Francis TURNER Blue Ridge, also referred to as Main Mountain or The Mountain At Rock Castle Creek 264, 470 Thomas GARRISON; Thomas JORDEN; John TUGEL; Francis TURNER Goblintown Creek USGS Charity & Philpott Lake 16, 111 Richard COLLYAR; Isham CRADOCK; William MARTAIN; Abram ROUDEN/ROWDEN; TENERSON; Francis TURNER; Jill Creek USGS Woolwine 221, 348, 546, 554, 662, 669, 701 Woolman STUDHAM; Francis TURNER Marshy/Mossy Branch of Jacks Creek near Jill Creek 479, 669, 701 Thomas BONDRANT; Anney, David MORGAN/MORGIN; David, William ROBERSON; Darby RION/RYAN/RYON; Francis TURNER

Rock Castle Creek USGS Woolwine & Charity 19, 142, 143, 190, 256, 264, 282, 353, 470, 549, 653, 663, 667, 694, 695 Adam, Francis, James TURNER; Smith River USGS Woolwine, Charity & Philpott Lake 22, 30, 71, 72, 117, 157, Francis, James, John TURNER


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Francis Turner 1780 Residence
Francis Turner 1780 Residence

Francis Turner 1790 Tax Rolls
Francis Turner 1790 Tax Rolls

Francis Turner Enlisted into Light Dragoons
Francis Turner Enlisted into Light Dragoons

Francis Turner 100 acres
Francis Turner 100 acres

Francis, Adam, James, & John Turner Land Holdings
Francis, Adam, James, & John Turner Land Holdings


On 13 Dec 2014 at 16:50 GMT Bob Tonsmeire wrote:

Turner-4132 and Turner-5605 appear to represent the same person because: Same name and death date, birth dates close, family looks like a match

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