Saturday, August 18, 2012

James Turpen Family

In previous posts, I have mentioned another Turpin who seemed to migrate with my great great grandfather John Turpin.  John and James are in Halifax County, Virginia and Owen County, Indiana.  After John died, John’s son Robert Newton “Newt” Turpin and James move to Greene County, Iowa. This family used an “e” instead of an “I” in their surname frequently.  

Here is an outline of what I’ve learned about James’ family.   

Born:   6 April 1790   in Virginia
Marr:   2 Feb 1837    
Died:   6 Dec 1886  
Bur:     Greene Co., IA 


Nancy Jane CARTER (known as Janey)
Born:   10 Mar 1813, in Virginia
Died:   23 May 1910   Greene County, IA 
Bur:     Greene Co., IA 

Their children:
1. Susa TURPEN, born about 1838 IN
2. William TURPEN, born 1844 IN and married Newt's daughter Louise Ann Turpin
3. Luke born 1848 IN and married Emily Babb 
4. Isaac Newton TURPEN, born about 1848 in IN.  Followed Turpins to Nebraska
5. Henry Watson TURPEN, born about 1852 IN married Emily Marie "Emma" Bennett
6. Samuel Allan TURPEN, born Mar 1853 IN, married Lydia Jane Thornton
7. George Washington TURPEN, born 26 Dec 1856 IN, married Mabel Davis 
8  John TURPEN

James and Janey are supposedly buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, however Find-a-Grave does not list them.  I may need to revisit that topic to see if I can locate them.  

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