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John Miles Turpin[1, 2, 3]

Male Abt 1730 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name John Miles Turpin 
    • John Turpin's associates include Armistead Watlington who signed the marriage bond for his bride, Elizabeth Carter. The Watlingtons downlines are found in Caswell County. The Watlingtons and Carter intermarried for several generations.
      Research is still underway.
    Born Abt 1730  Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Captain John Turpin enlisted Henrico Co., VA 1 Oct 1781

      Seen on Revolutionary Records prior to near the date below were burned by the British.
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I547450379  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of Giles Carter of Henrico
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2016 

    Father Michael Miles Turpin,   b. Est 1740, Henrico Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1794, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Edith Mrs. Michael Miles Turpin,   b. Est 1740, Henrico Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1794, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Family ID F518495051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Carter,   b. Abt 1768, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1805, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1797  Halifax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Other known children are Mary and James Turpin.

    Children 
    +1. Robert Newton Turpin,   b. 10 Jun 1821, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1893, Mariaville, Rock County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Elias Turpin,   b. Abt 1801
     3. Henry W. Turpin,   b. Abt 1817, Prob. Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Martha Turpin,   b. Abt 1807, Halifax County, Virginia or Caswell Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F518495032  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Marriage Record
    Marriage Record
    John M. Turpin & Elizabeth Carter

  • Notes 
    • http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=annebw&id=I9052

      Name: Michael Miles Turpin
      Sex: M
      Death: ABT JAN 1794 in Halifax Co., VA
      Note: Lunenburg Co., VA, tithables 1783, Michal [sic], Obadiah Turpin, 7 property taxable, 4 tithable, 12 souls.

      Halifax Co., VA, Deed Bk 13, p. 181, Apr 20, 1785 from Joshua Adams of H, to Michael Turpin of the County of Lunenburg, for 500 lbs, a certain tract of land containing, by deed, about 274 acres in H on Banister River and Sandy Cr, and bounded by Chappell, Huddleston. Signed-Joshua (X his mark) Adams. Wit: James McCraw, Joseph Hunt, David Chisholm. Recorded May 19, 1785. Phebe, wife of the sd Joshua Adams, relinquishes her right of dower.
      Halifax Co., VA, tax lists (from Binns)
      1782: no Turpins
      1783: no Turpins
      1784: no Turpins
      1785: no Turpins [but Richard Carter, tailor, was tithed there that year]
      1786: Michael Turpin [Richard Carter was next door neighbor]
      1787: Michael Turpin, William Turpin
      1788: Michael Turpin, Obediah Turpin
      1789: Michael Turpin & two sons [not named in the tax list]
      Obediah Turpin
      1790: no Turpins
      1791: no Turpins
      1792: Michael Turpin
      Obediah Turpin
      John Turpin [first time]
      1793: Michael Turpin
      Obediah Turpin
      John Turpin
      James Turpin [first time]
      1794: Edith Turpin [Michael died ca. 1793/4]
      James Turpin
      John Turpin
      1795: James Turpin
      Edith Turpin
      1796: James Turpin
      John Turpin
      1797: John Turpin
      James Turpin
      1798: no Turpins
      1799: James Turpin
      1800: James Turpin
      John Turpin
      1801: James Turpin
      John Turpin
      1802: James Turpin
      John Turpin
      1803: John Turpin
      James Turpin
      1804: John Turpin
      1805: John Turpin
      1806: John Turpin
      1807: James Turpin
      John Turpin
      1808: missing from Binns
      1809: John Turpin
      1810: John Turpin
      James Turpin [Halifax Co. isn't indexed in 1810 census on ancestry.com]
      1811: John Turpin
      1812: John Turpin
      James Turpin [last time]
      1813: John Turpin
      William Turpin
      1814: John Turpin
      1815: John Turpin
      1816: John Turpin
      Thomas Turpin
      Josiah Turpin
      1817: Thomas Turpin
      John Turpin
      1818: John Turpin
      George Turpin [first time]
      Thomas Turpin
      Josiah Turpin
      1819: Thomas Turpin
      George Turpin
      Thomas Turpin
      Josiah Turpin
      John Turpin
      1820: Thomas Turpin
      Josiah Turpin
      John Turpin [only male Turpin enumerated in 1820 Halifax Co. census]
      George Turpin
      1821: John Turpin
      Josiah Turpin

      Halifax Co., VA, Will Bk 3, p. 96, Will of Michael Turpin of H, very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind,

      To my wife Edith--all my stock and my household furniture and the land which lies the other side of the creek, during her natural life, and then to descend to my sons John and James. I also give my wife the mill and half the profit (the other half to son Obediah Turpin).

      To my son Obediah Turpin--the remainder of the land. If the rent of the land does not pay for the land at the end of 4 years, then each of the boys before mentioned to pay equally what is due.

      Executors: sons Obediah, John and James.
      Signed--Michael (+his mark) Turpin. Wit--Allen Whitehead, Benjamin Clements, Josiah (+his mark) Shelton. The will of Michael Turpin dec'd was OR at H Court of Jan. 27, 1794.

      Proof that Michael was also known as Miles:
      Halifax Co., VA, Deed Bk 16, p. 713, Sep 26, 1796 from John Turpin of H, to James Powell of H, for 75 lbs, all that tract of land left him by his decd father's will, on Sandy Cr & Banister [River], which said land is now in the actual possession of his mother, [Edith] Turpin, and so to remain during her natural life, as will appear by the will of her decd husband, Miles Turpin. But after the death of the sd Edith, sd land to belong to me. I therefore sell all my right to the land willed to me by Miles Turpin my decd father, to James Powell. Signed John Turpin. Wit: none. Recorded Sep 26, 1796.

      Marriage 1 Edith UNK

      Children

      Has Children James Turpin
      Has Children John Turpin
      Has No Children Obediah Turpin
      Has No Children Mary "Polly" Turpin

      ++++++++++
      James Turpin
      Sex: M
      Death: AFT 1812
      Note:

      Halifax Co., VA, Will Bk 3, p. 96, Will of Michael Turpin of H, very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind,

      To my wife Edith--all my stock and my household furniture and the land which lies the other side of the creek, during her natural life, and then to descend to my sons John and James. I also give my wife the mill and half the profit (the other half to son Obediah Turpin).

      To my son Obediah Turpin--the remainder of the land. If the rent of the land does not pay for the land at the end of 4 years, then each of the boys before mentioned to pay equally what is due.

      Executors: sons Obediah, John and James.
      Signed--Michael (+his mark) Turpin. Wit--Allen Whitehead, Benjamin Clements, Josiah (+his mark) Shelton. The will of Michael Turpin dec'd was OR at H Court of Jan. 27, 1794.

      This James Turpin disappeared from the Halifax Co., VA, tax lists in 1812. He and John Turpin who m. Elizabeth Carter were the only male Turpins in Halifax Co. around the time George Turpin was born. It is possible George was a son of James & Polly Smith Turpin and I am placing him with this couple as a place marker. There is little evidence of James Turpin's presence in VA and I believe that is why most researchers placed George with John. It is possible that George was John's nephew. Research continues.

      Halifax Co., VA, Deed Bk 16, p. 632, Jun 24, 1796 from James Tirpin [Turpin] to Robert D. Milner, both of H, for 10 lbs 10 shillings, about 7 acres in H on Sandy Cr near the Mouth, and bounded by James Powell's gate on the New Sandy Creek Rd, sd Robert D. Milner, sd Powel's Tobacco ground below sd Powels Spring. Signed--James Tirpin. Wit: J. Eastham, Reuben Smith [brother-in-law of James Turpin], Benjamin Clements, Elisha (x his mark) Towlin. Recorded Jun 27, 1796.

      p. 633, Aug 24, 1794 from Robert D. Milner of H, to Frederick Farmer of H, for 35 lbs 5 shillings, about 31 acres in H on the hills of Sandy Cr. Signed--Robert D. Milner. Wit: James Eastham, David Farmer, John Tirpin. Recorded Jun 27, 1796.

      http://www.joepayne.org/aol/day2.htm

      Winter Edition 1992 of the CCHS "Reflections"

      Estate Settlement Abstract of James Smith Sr. Halifax Co. Va., Nov. Court 1802 Bk p.21,
      p.246 Stephen Panky and Mary Anne, his wife; Joseph Clark and Nancy, his wife;
      Ransom Day and Elizabeth, his wife; Gardner Mays and Martha, his wife; David Mays
      and Frances, his wife; William Smith; James Smith; Reuben Smith; James Trupin [Turpin] and
      Mary, his wife; and Caroline Matilda Smith; the said Mary Anne, Nancy, Elizabeth,
      Martha, Frances, William, James[,] Reubin and Mary being children of James Smith,
      deceased; and the said Caroline Matilda being widow and relict of said decedent. In
      Chancery Against: John Wood, administrator of the said James Smith, dec'd, and who
      married Caroline Matilda Smith, a daughter of the said Decedent. Persons making
      accounting: Thomas Ballew, Wm. Hudson, Wm. Womack. Heirs to whom balance is to
      be distributed: Widow - 118 A as 1/2 of his 353 1/3 A and 1/3 of personal est. Each child
      - 23 4/110 A, so sale of all of the 237 A was held as well as a sale for 2/3 of personal
      estate, and money divided equally among the children. No sum is given. A plat of the land
      is given; it borders on Pole Cat Creek.





      Father: Michael Miles Turpin
      Mother: Edith UNK

      Marriage 1 Mary "Polly" Smith

      Married: 12 NOV 1794 in Halifax Co., VA 1

      Children

      Has Children George Turpin b: ABT 1796 in VA


      Sources:

      Knorr, Marriage bonds & minister's returns of Halifax Co., VA, 1753-1800.
      12 Nov 1794, James Turpin and Polley Smith, dau. James Smith who consents and is surety. Wit: James Powell. Married by Rev. Samuel D. Brame.

      +++++++++++++
      George Turpin
      Sex: M
      Birth: ABT 1796 in VA
      Death: ABT 1866 in Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Note:

      It remains unknown exactly who George's parents were. Some researchers place him with John & Elizabeth Carter Turpin. It is possible, however, that he was a son of James Turpin who m. Mary "Polly" Smith. Both John and James were the only male Turpins enumerated in Halifax Co.'s tithe lists during the years George was likely born. They were both sons of Michael & Edith Turpin. Michael Turpin died about 1794 and Edith was tithed a year or so after that. This James Turpin disappeared from the tithe lists about 1812. George Turpin was first tithed in 1818.

      Some information from 1850 Pittsylvania Co., VA, census and story no. 1211 in vol. 2, Pittsylvania Co., VA Heritage Book (p. 369). Older children from ancestry.com pedigrees, not yet verified by me.

      George (64) and Nannie (55) were enumerated in Pittsylvania Co. in the 1860 census with their sons Alfred (16) and James (13).



      HintsAncestry Hints for George Turpin

      2 possible matches found on Ancestry.com Ancestry.com


      Father: James Turpin
      Mother: Mary "Polly" Smith

      Marriage 1 Mary "Nancy" Tally b: ABT 1808 in VA

      Married: 12 JAN 1822 in Halifax Co., VA 1

      Children

      Has Children Mead D. Turpin b: ABT APR 1823 in VA
      Has No Children Mary Ann Turpin b: ABT 1824
      Has No Children Rebecca Turpin b: ABT 1826
      Has No Children Elizabeth Turpin b: ABT 1826
      Has Children William A. Turpin b: ABT 1828
      Has Children George Newton Turpin b: 10 MAR 1832 in Halifax Co., VA
      Has No Children Nancy J. Turpin b: ABT 1843 in Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Has Children Alfred Smith Turpin b: ABT SEP 1843
      Has Children James K. Turpin b: ABT 1845


      Sources:

      Chiarito, Marriages of Halifax Co., VA, 1801-31, 25 Feb 1822, George Turpin & Mary Tally. Sur. Branch Tally. Married Jan. 12, 1822 by the Rev. Joel Tucker.


  • Sources 
    1. [S100] Internet Source, http://lib.jrshelby.com/mcallister-harris.pdf.
      Captain John Turpin

    2. [S85] Virginia Chancery Records, 1804-030 (Halifax) Thomas Powell vs. Mary Powell.
      The deposition of Richard Carter Meadsville: 'Now definding and undetermined in the county court of Halifax between Thomas Tanner, Administrator of Polly Powell, dec'd Plantiff [Polly Turpin] and Thomas A. Powell, adm. of James Powell, Dec'd defendants, who being first sworn on the hold Evangilist....witnessed James Powell purchasing slave Bob.
      Richard Carter witnessed James Powell purchase slave, Bob.

    3. [S73] Deeds.
      Halifax Co., VA, Deed Bk 16, p. 713, Sep 26, 1796 from John Turpin of H, to James Powell of H, for 75 lbs, all that tract of land left him by his decd father's will, on Sandy Cr & Banister [River], which said land is now in the actual possession of his mother, [Edith] Turpin, and so to remain during her natural life, as will appear by the will of her decd husband, Miles Turpin. But after the death of the sd Edith, sd land to belong to me. I therefore sell all my right to the land willed to me by Miles Turpin my decd father, to James Powell. Signed John Turpin. Wit: none. Recorded Sep 26, 1796.
      Also proof of the close relationship between John Turpin, s/o Michael and James Powell, his daughter's husband.
      -mfeggleston
      Proof that Michael was also known as Miles:

    4. [S18] Family Search, LDS, https://familysearch.org/search/record/results#count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3A%22John%20M%22~%20%2Bsurname%3ATurpin~%20%2Bspouse_givenname%3AElizabeth~%20%2Bspouse_surname%3ACarter~.
      Virginia Marriages 1785-1940
      Family Search.org
      John Turpin + Elizabeth Carter
      27 Feb 1797 Halifax, Virginia
      http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/halifax/vitals/marriages/marr-grms-1753-1800.txt

      8 March 1797 Turpin, John E. Carter