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James Dawson Turner


Posted By: Judy Wight Branson (email)
Date: 8/13/2012 at 14:06:28

From: The Biography and History of Ringgold and Union Counties, Iowa, 1887 - page 496

James D. Turner is a native of North Carolina, born in Guilford County, April 8, 1825, a son of Abraham Turner, who was also a native of the same state.

The parents of our subject removed to Morgan County, Indiana in the year 1835, and there he was reared to manhood, on a farm, his education being obtained in the log-cabin subscription school of that early day.

He was united in marriage December 4, 1851, to Ms. Elizabeth A. Woodward, she being a daughter of William Woodward, who is a resident of Indiana. To this union were born 15 children, 13 of them still living.

The names of those yet living our - John S., William A., Wesley D., Jesse E., Mary J., Ira M., Edgar S., Lyman C., Albert F., Ora W., Nancy E., Charles M., and Carl P.

Mr. Turner came to Union County, Iowa, with his family in September, 1860, and has since made his home on section 10, of Dodge Township, where he has a good farm, and is meeting with fair success and has agricultural pursuits.

He has always been an industrious, hard-working man, and has by his quiet and unassuming manners gained the respect of all who know him.

He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.


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