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Turner, Charles

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Turner, Charles
March 04, 2007 05:06PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 573.
[Bourbon County] [Centerville Precinct]

CHAS. TURNER farmer, P. O. Centerville, was born Nov. 16, 1803, in
Bourbon County, Ky.; son of William and Patsey (Richards) Turner, both of
whom were born in Maryland, and came to Kentucky nearly one hundred years
ago; they came down the river to where Louisville now stands, but before
that city was founded, and from thence to Lexington, which at that time
only contained a few cabins, and remained there several years. They then
bought land two miles from Millersburg. The old pioneer died Feb. 1, 1835,
at the age of eighty-five years, and his wife followed him eight or ten
years later, at the same age as her husband. While at Lexington, William
was one of the hunters for the settlement inside the fort, and contributed
to the sustenance of the brave little garrison, while the savages roamed
around. He was in Bryant's Station when it was besieged by Simon Girty
and his barbarous allies, and his wife, Patsey, was present and recollected
the famous colloquy between Van Swearengen and Girty. She was also one of
the party who went out of the fort for water, when five hundred Indians
were so near that she could see the eyes of the red devils. Our subject
was married in March, 1827, to Miss Mary Ward, of this county, and has two
children: John W. and Lucinda. Lucinda married J. J. Ireland, and has
three children: Mary, John and Frank. Mr. Turner owns 600 acres of
excellent land, six miles from Paris, and he and wife are members of the
Methodist Church. In politics Mr. T. [sic] was a Whig before the war,
but since then he has been a Democrat.
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