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Subject: [TURNER] TURNER, Peter,Dr. - Descendants of (File updated 9/21/2009)
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 02:17:16 +0000 (GMT)


Son of William Turner & Mehitable Foster

First Generation
1. Dr. Peter TURNER was born on 2 Sep 1751 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island.1 He died on 14 Feb 1822 at the age of 70 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island.2 Island Cemetery Records, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, Inscriptions copied by Dorothy H. Le Gate, Typed by the Genealogical Society, SLC, Utah 1958, p. 294.
Alternate Birth & Death Dates: Turner, Peter - b. 7 Sept. 1751,d. 11 Oct. 182, ae. 71 yrs., 1 month, 4 day. Husb. of Eliza Turner. The History of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, The American Historical Society, Inc. New York, 1920. p. 29.
His father died in his youth, and he was placed under the care of his half-brother, Dr. Jabez Canfield of Morristown, N.J., under whom he studied for the medical profession. He completed his studies shortly before the outbreak of the Revolution, and on the declaration of war, offered his services as a surgeon. He served for three years as surgeon in Colonel Christopher Greene's Rhode Island regiment. On the close of hostilities he took up his residence in East Greenwich, R.I., influenced by the persuasions of his brother-in-law, General James M. Varnum and by the friends he had made in the Rhode Island regiment.
He was the first surgeion of note to establish himself in that part of the State; he specialized in surgery, and had a very extensive and successful practice. As there was no medical school in Rhode Island at the time, he received into his office medical students, among whom were many men who later rose to prominence in the profession.

Dr. Peter TURNER and Eliza CHILDS were married in 1776.3 Eliza CHILDS, daughter of Cromwell CHILDS, was born on 18 Sep 1752.4 She died on 23 Oct 1813 at the age of 61.4 She was buried in Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.5

Peter TURNER and Eliza CHILDS had the following children:

2i.Oliver C. TURNER was born on 4 Feb 1777.6 He died on 3 Mar 1788 at the age of 11.6 He was buried in Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.7
+3ii.Dr. James Varnum TURNER, born 27 Mar 1789, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island; married Catherine Ray GREENE; died 1863, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.


Second Generation


3. Dr. James Varnum TURNER (Peter-1) was born on 27 Mar 1789 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island.2 He died in 1863 at the age of 74 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.8 The History of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, The American Historical Society, Inc. New York, 1920. p. 29.
He studied for the medical profession under his father, and early in life removed to Newport, R.I., where he practiced successfully until his death.

Dr. James Varnum TURNER and Catherine Ray GREENE were married.9 Catherine Ray GREENE, daughter of Ray GREENE, was born (date unknown). The History of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, The American Historical Society, Inc. New York, 1920. p. 29.
Her ancestors were John Greene, Deputy Governor of the Rhode Island Colony, 1690-170, and the Hon. William Greene, Governor of the State of Rhode Island, from 1778-1786. She was a descendant of Roger Williams, John Sayles, Samuel Gorton, John Greene, and Jeremiah Clarke, all of whom were notable figures in the early life of the Colony of Rhode Island.

James Varnum TURNER and Catherine Ray GREENE had the following children:

+4i.Dr. Henry Edward TURNER, born 15 Jun 1816, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island; married Ann Eliza STEVENS, 18 Jul 1844; died 3 Jun 1897, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.
+5ii.George Flagg TURNER, born 26 Mar 1824, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island; married Caroline A. STEVENS, 4 Sep 1861; died 6 Oct 1864, Newbern, , North Carolina.
+6iii.Peter James TURNER, born 20 Apr 1826, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island; married Marianna B. BAYLIES, 11 Aug 1851.
7iv.Dr. William Greene TURNER was born in 1832 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island.10 He died on 23 Dec 1917 at the age of 85 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.11 The History of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, The American Historical Society, Inc. New York, 1920. p. 30.
He was educated in the schools of Newport and Portsmouth, R.I., and on completing his schooling began the sturdy of dentistry. He was graduated from the Baltimore Dental College and shortly afterward began the practice of his profession in New York City. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted as third sergeant in Company K, Second Rhode Island volunteers, and went immediately to the battlefront. He took part in the battle of Bull Run, in which he was wounded in the leg. He was subsequently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and at a later date commissioned captain. He served gallantly in the battle of Chancellorsville in 1863, where he was severely wounded. Believed dead, he was left on the field, but was later rescued and recovered. Unfit for further active service, he was honorably discharged and returned to the North.
On the conclusion of peace, Mr. Turner, deeply interested in art and sculpture, did not resume the practice of dentistry, but went to Italy, where he became a student in the famous Florentine art schools. Enamored of the ancient art centers of Italy. He remained there for thirty years, during which period he became a sculptor of fine ability and considerable note, producing numerous pieces which excited favorable comment in arts circles of the Continent. During the thirty years in which he lived in Florence, he produced a number of works of art which found place in prominent private and public collections in America. Among his most pronouced successes were "Sabrina," a life-sized marble representation of the Nymph of the Severns, described in Milton's "Comus," now in the Metropolitan Art in New York; "The Fisherman's Daughter,"orininally owned by Mr. Wolverton of Philadelphia; "Robinson Crusoe," in the rooms of the Newport Historical Society; "Rhoda," purchased by Geo!
rge S. Browne, of Baltimore; "Transition, " the artist's conception of Longfellow's line. .....
In 1901, he returned to America, and to Newport where he made his home until his death with his niece, Annie S. Turner. The died at the Turner homestead.
+8v.Dr. Francis Lincoln TURNER, born 27 Dec 1835, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island; married Mary Catherine MUNRO, 29 Mar 1864; died 5 Aug 1869.


Third Generation


4. Dr. Henry Edward TURNER (James Varnum-2, Peter-1) was born on 15 Jun 1816 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.6,12 He died on 3 Jun 1897 at the age of 80 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.6,12 He was buried in Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.7 The History of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, The American Historical Society, Inc. New York, 1920. p. 30.
He was educated in the schools of Warwick, and later attended the East Greenwich Academy. In 1828, he removed with his parents to Portsmouth, and in 1831 to Newport, where he became a student in Judge Joslin's school. In 1833 he began the study of medicine under his father and uncle in Newport, and in 1836 was graduated from the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania with the degree of M.D. After a year's travel, Dr. Turner returned to Newport, where he immediately commenced practice in partnership with his father with whom he was connected until the death of Dr. James Varnum Turner in 1863.
He rose rapidly to a place of prominence in the medical profession in the city, and remained one of its leaders until his death. He was a member of the staff of the Newport Hospital, and one of the original members of the Newport Board of Health. For two years he was president of the Newport medical Society, and for a long period was member of the State Board of Health. In 1833 he was appointed port and city physician and filed this office ably and well until his death. From October, 1862, to June 1865, he served as acting assistant surgeon in the United States army, attached to headquarters of the Fifteenth United States Infantry at Fort Adams, and for many years served as surgeon on the Newport Artillery.

Dr. Henry Edward TURNER and Ann Eliza STEVENS were married on 18 Jul 1844.13 Ann Eliza STEVENS, daughter of Joseph STEVENS and Sarah D. , was born on 15 Apr 1823.4 She died on 4 Sep 1909 at the age of 86.4 She was buried in Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.5

Henry Edward TURNER and Ann Eliza STEVENS had the following children:

9i.Thomas G. S. TURNER was born (date unknown). The History of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, The American Historical Society, Inc. New York, 1920. p. 30.
of Providence. R.I.
10ii.Henry Edward TURNER was born (date unknown).
11iii.Annie S. TURNER was born (date unknown). The History of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, The American Historical Society, Inc. New York, 1920. p. 30.
of Newport, R.I.
12iv.Sarah C. TURNER was born on 6 Mar 1845.6 She died on 20 Feb 1865 at the age of 19.6 She was buried in Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.7
13v.J Lincoln TURNER was born on 1 Oct 1848.6 He died on 6 Sep 1873 at the age of 24.6 He was buried in Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.7



5. George Flagg TURNER (James Varnum-2, Peter-1) was born on 26 Mar 1824 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.6,14 He died on 6 Oct 1864 at the age of 40 in Newbern, , North Carolina.15 He was buried in Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.6 Island Cemetery Records, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, Inscriptions copied by Dorothy H. Le Gate, Typed by the Genealogical Society, SLC, Utah 1958, p. 295.
5th Regt. R.I's. Volunteers. Died of yellow Fever at Newhern, N.C.

George Flagg TURNER and Caroline A. STEVENS were married on 4 Sep 1861.16 Caroline A. STEVENS was born (date unknown).

George Flagg TURNER and Caroline A. STEVENS had the following child:

14i.Lilias E. TURNER was born on 14 Apr 1863.6 He died on 13 Aug 1863 at the age of 0.6 He was buried in Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.7



6. Peter James TURNER (James Varnum-2, Peter-1) was born on 20 Apr 1826 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.14

Peter James TURNER and Marianna B. BAYLIES were married on 11 Aug 1851.16 Marianna B. BAYLIES was born (date unknown).

8. Dr. Francis Lincoln TURNER (James Varnum-2, Peter-1) was born on 27 Dec 1835 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.6,14 He died on 5 Aug 1869 at the age of 33.6 He was buried in Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.7

Dr. Francis Lincoln TURNER and Mary Catherine MUNRO were married on 29 Mar 1864.16 Mary Catherine MUNRO was born on 19 Apr 1838.6 She died on 23 Apr 1898 at the age of 60.6 She was buried in Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.7

Sources:
1. The History of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, The American Historical Society, Inc. New York, 1920., p. 29 - Date.
2. The History of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, The American Historical Society, Inc. New York, 1920., p. 29 - Date & location.
3. The History of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, The American Historical Society, Inc. New York, 1920., p. 29 - Year.
4. Island Cemetery Records, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, Inscriptions copied by Dorothy H. Le Gate, Typed by the Genealogical Society, SLC, Utah 1958. Book Source: US/Can 974.57 V3i, p. 294 - Date.
5. Island Cemetery Records, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, Inscriptions copied by Dorothy H. Le Gate, Typed by the Genealogical Society, SLC, Utah 1958. Book Source: US/Can 974.57 V3i, p. 294 - Location.
6. Island Cemetery Records, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, Inscriptions copied by Dorothy H. Le Gate, Typed by the Genealogical Society, SLC, Utah 1958. Book Source: US/Can 974.57 V3i, p. 295 - Date.
7. Island Cemetery Records, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, Inscriptions copied by Dorothy H. Le Gate, Typed by the Genealogical Society, SLC, Utah 1958. Book Source: US/Can 974.57 V3i, p. 295 - Location.
8. The History of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, The American Historical Society, Inc. New York, 1920., p. 29 - Year & location.
9. The History of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, The American Historical Society, Inc. New York, 1920., p. 29 - Name of wife.
10. The History of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, The American Historical Society, Inc. New York, 1920., p. 30 - Year & location.
11. The History of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, The American Historical Society, Inc. New York, 1920., p. 31 - Date & location.
12. The History of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, The American Historical Society, Inc. New York, 1920., p. 30 - Date & location.
13. The History of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, The American Historical Society, Inc. New York, 1920., p. 30 - Date .
14. International Genealogical Index - North America, Date & location.
15. Island Cemetery Records, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, Inscriptions copied by Dorothy H. Le Gate, Typed by the Genealogical Society, SLC, Utah 1958. Book Source: US/Can 974.57 V3i, p. 295 - Date & location.
16. International Genealogical Index - North America, Date.


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