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Robert Newton  Turpin

Robert Newton Turpin[1, 2]

Male 1821 - 1893  (71 years)

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  • Name Robert Newton Turpin 
    Born 10 Jun 1821  Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 May 1893  Mariaville, Rock County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Willowdale Cemetery, Rock County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I547450380  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of Giles Carter of Henrico
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2015 

    Father John Miles Turpin,   b. Abt 1730, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother 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  [3
    • Other known children are Mary and James Turpin.

    Family ID F518495032  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Sarah Elizabeth Lowery,   b. 13 Jan 1823, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872, Rock Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 1 May 1842  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Emma Zetta Turpin,   b. 1858, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936, Greene County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Hannah Catherine Turpin,   b. 25 Dec 1864, Greene County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Nancy Elizabeth Turpin,   b. Est 1845, Rock Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Thomas Benton Turpin,   b. Abt. 1843, Rock Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1861, Green County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
     5. Sarah Jane 'Sally' Turpin,   b. Abt 1848, Rock Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Annie Louise Turpin,   b. Aft 1842, Rock Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Margaret Turpin,   b. Est 1860, Rock Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Amanda (Mary) Turpin,   b. Aft 1842, Rock Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F518495053  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary Ellen Leonard,   b. 12 Apr 1856, Haverhill, Grafton County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1926, Haigler, Dundy County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1873  Council Bluffs, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nellie Turpin,   b. 20 Jul 1893, Bassett, Rock County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1966, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. James Robert Turpin,   b. 9 Apr 1887, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Julia Turpin,   b. 11 Oct 1875, Jefferson, Greene County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1960, Everett, Snohomish, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Susan 'Susie' Turpin,   b. 24 Feb 1879, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Michael Turpin,   b. 6 Mar 1882, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Pearl "Polly" Turpin,   b. 1884, Newport, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. William Watson Turpin,   b. 31 Mar 1886,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Leta Arvillia "Lettie" Turpin,   b. 11 Feb 1888, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Newton Turpin,   b. 13 Apr 1890,   d. 3 Apr 1969, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     10. Francis Charles Turpin,   b. 6 Jul 1874,   d. 2 Dec 1923  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F518495054  Group Sheet

  • Photos
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    Documents
    Bible Record
    Bible Record
    Robert Newton Turpin

    Headstones
    Headstone of Robert Newton Turpin
    Headstone of Robert Newton Turpin
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    Robert N. Turpin
    Willowdale Cemetery
    Headstone Robert Newton Turpin
    Headstone Robert Newton Turpin
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  • Notes 
    • Robert Newton Turpin
      Sex: M
      Birth: 10 JUN 1821 in Halifax Co., VA
      Death: 18 MAY 1893 in Bassett, NE

      Father: John Turpin
      Mother: Elizabeth Carter

      Marriage 1 Sarah Elizabeth Lowery b: 13 JAN 1823 in VA
      Married: 1 MAY 1842 in Owen Co., IN 1
      Title: Owen County marriages
      Note: Franklin, Owen County, Indiana marriages, 1819-1844.
      In 1893, when he was 72 years old, Newt was involved in a dispute with another rancher. He was shot on May 11, died on May 18, and was buried on May 20, 1893, at Willowdale Cemetery near Bassett, Nebraska. He left behind his widow, Mary Ellen, with nine children, the youngest only a baby. Newt?s children from his first marriage to Sarah Elizabeth Lowery were grown by the time of his death, ranging in age from 29 to 50. Just a few months previously, his granddaughter, Josephine Amanda Porter, had married Michael James Mahoney in Heartwell, Nebraska.
      Newspaper Account:
      Here?s how The Omaha World Herald told his story on page 1 of the May 12, 1893 edition:

      ??Two Farmers Fatallay [sic] Quarrel Over Horses
      NEWPORT, Neb. May 11 ? ?A shooting affray occurred today twelve miles north of town near the Niobrara River. A farmer named Lewis Goochoy had some horses stray during the night and on going to hunt them he found them in a pasture belonging to another man named Newton Turpin, an old resident of the river flats. Upon finding his horses grazing in the pasture he quietly drove them out of the open gate, but before he got started home, Turpin called out to him something he (Goochoy) could not understand as the wind was blowing furiously at the time, but when the man with the horses did not do as he was bid Turpin raised his gun and fired. [It is assumed that Turpin mistakenly thought that Goochoy was stealing Turpin?s horses.] Turpin?s gun was hardly raised before Goochoy pulled his own and fired, the shot taking effect in Turpin?s stomach. Goochoy came to town this afternoon and gave himself up to the justice of the peace. Both men have large families. Turpin is not dead yet.?

      And nine days later:

      ?NEWPORT, Neb. May 20 ? Newton Turpin, the man who was shot by Louis Goochoy May 11 on the Niobrara River north of Newport, died this morning from the effects of his wounds. Goochoy is under the?planage of the county officials today




  • Sources 
    1. [S59] Bible Record.
      Bible Records

    2. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Turpin&GSfn=Robert+&GSmn=Newton&GSby=1821&GSbyrel=in&GSdy=1893&GSdyrel=in&GSst=31&GScnty=1878&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=24635352&df=all&.
      Birth: Jun. 10, 1821, VA
      Death: 18 May 1893,Mariaville, Rock Co., Nebraska
      1st Wife - Sarah Elizabeth Lowery (1823 - 1872)
      2nd Wife - Mary Ellen Leonard (1856 - 1926)
      Robert Newton Turpin had 19 children, the youngest born after he died.
      Spouse:
      Mary Ellen Leonard Turpin (1856 - 1926)
      Children:
      Nellie Turpin Clark (1893 - 1966)

    3. [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