From the Reynold Friends and Families PA to VA and All Point Beyond website:
Michael Turpin was the father of John Turpin, Sr. and the grandfather of Robert Newton 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
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.