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Turley, William

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Turley, William
March 13, 2007 06:49PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1887,
Gallatin Co.

WILLIAM TURLEY, a farmer and stock grower of Gallatin County, Ky., was
born in Montgomery County, Ky., near Mount Sterling, October 22, 1817.
His father, William Turley, a native of Virginia, came to Kentucky at an
early day, settled in Montgomery County, but later moved to Gallatin
County, where he died, near Napoleon. He was constable for many years,
and was a member of the Baptist Church. He married Elizabeth Riblen, who
bore him eight sons and three daughters, the subject of this sketch being
the third child. James Turley, the paternal grandfather of our subject,
a native of Fairfax County, Va., was one of the early settlers of Kentucky,
served in the war for independence, and died in Sangamon County, Ill.
William Turley was educated in Gallatin and Montgomery Counties, has
followed farming all his life, and now owns 350 acres of well cultivated
and well stocked land. In 1843 he married Nancy J. Vickers, of Bracken
County, Ky., daughter of John B. and Susan Vickers. One son and eleven
daughters were born to their union, viz: David S., Lizzie, Susie, Alice,
America, Demarius, Willie, Sallie, Artie, Mattie, Lula and Nannie. Mrs.
Turley died September 13, 1876, a member of the Baptist Church. William
Turley is a Democrat, and served as constable for three years. He is a
Royal Arch Mason, and a member of the Baptist Church.

Turley Riblen Vickers
Montgomery-KY Fairfax-VA Sangamon-IL

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