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Ezekiel Turner (1701 - 1773)

Colonel Ezekiel Turner
Born in Scituate, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Husband of — married 27 Dec 1727 in Pembroke, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Husband of — married 17 Jun 1736 in Scituate, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 72 in Hanover, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Ezekiel Turner was born 03 Jan 1701 (per online memorial site) at Scituate, Massachusetts, a son of Mary (Hyland; 1667-1729) and Amos Turner (bef.1671-1739).

He married first, in 1727, Bathshua Stockbridge (1706 - 1731).

Their children, as listed in their online memorial sites:
  1. Mary (Turner) Torrey (1729 - 1796); married William Torrey (1725-1768)
  2. Deborah (Turner) Chamberlain (1731 –); married Freedom (Chamberlin) Chamberlain Jr. (1730-1821)

Ezekiel Turner married second, in 1736, Ruth Randall (1719 - 1805).

6 Children:
  1. Ruth (Turner) Sylvester, b. 1378; m. Michael Sylvester (1714-1798);
  2. Barshaway (Turner) Hatch, b. 1739; d. 1824
  3. Ezekial Turner, b. 1740; d. 1746
  4. Amos Turner, b. 1741
  5. Elizabeth (Turner) Collimore, b. 1743; m. Thomas Collamore Jr. (1738-1812);
  6. Abigail (Turner) Bailey, b. 1744; d. 1830
1776 Project
Private Ezekiel Turner served with 2nd Regiment, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Militia during the American Revolution.
in the American Revolution as a Private in Capt Amos Turner's company, enlisted 3 May 1775
  • Served at Valley Forge, 24 Jan 1778. [1] (this information conflicts with his Grave information [2]

In 1743, he was mentioned in his brother, Seth Turner's will.[3]

Col. Ezekiel Turner died Aug. 10, 1773 at Hanover, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA. His grave is in Hanover Center Cemetery, Hanover, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA [2].

Inscription (Footstone): Colonel Ezekiel Turner 1773


The will of Ezekiel Turner of Hanover, Esquire, was dated 4 August 1773 and proved on 6 September 1773 in Plymouth. He mentions his wife Ruth (he bequeaths the continued enslavement of his enslaved black boy named London, who is about five years old), and his children, Amos Turner (executor), Mary Torrey, Deborah Chamberlain, Ruth Sylvester, Bathshua Hatch, Elizabeth Collemer, and Abigail Bailey, his deceased brother Seth Turner, and his granddaughter Bathshua Torrey.. [4]


  1. Massachusetts Soldiers...; Vol 16, Page 165
  2. 2.0 2.1 Find a Grave, database and images ( Find A Grave: Memorial #142556755 ezekiel-turner: accessed 05 February 2024), memorial page for Col Ezekiel Turner (3 Mar 1701–10 Aug 1773), Find a Grave Memorial ID 142556755, citing Hanover Center Cemetery, Hanover, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by James Bianco (contributor 47745493).
  3. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Probate records 1742-1745 and 1844-1856 vol 9-9M > image 89 of 583; State Archives, Boston.
  4. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Probate records 1771-1778 vol 21-23 > image 266-267 of 827; State Archives, Boston.

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Turner-14940 and Turner-45 appear to represent the same person because: Both represent the father of Mary (Turner) Torrey, who also is duplicated.
posted by John French Ph.D.
edited by John French Ph.D.
Turner-14942 and Turner-45 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents, findagrave has both spouses

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