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From: "Jim Turner"<>
Subject: Re: [TURNER]George Turner of Spartanburg Co., SC
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 21:02:06 -0700
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Greetings Betty,
I'm one of those descendents from George and Hannah. Their son James married
Nancy Headon. One of the sons named William married to Nancy Cantrell forms
my linage.
I found the headstones for Richard Turner and Tennessee in a cemetery near
Mayo SC. The other landmark is the Cowpens National Battlefield nearby.
I'll see if I can locate the photographs and send them to you personally.
I'm asking for patience as I'm still recovering from surgery so have little
energy at present.
Jimmie Turner

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Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2011 2:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TURNER] George Turner of Spartanburg Co., SC

Unfortunately, we have no Turners (that we know of) left in our line. The
only possibility is from my grandmother's nephew, Sam Turner Jr. (grandson
of John Wesley Calvin Turner), who we think went to Oklahoma. But once he
left Carollton, Ga. I haven't been able to trace him. 

From: Gail R. Blancett <>
Sent: Thu, December 15, 2011 12:30:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TURNER] George Turner of Spartanburg Co., SC


We have your line of George Turner well documented in the Turner DNA
Project.  We have descendants from both of his wives--first wife Hannah
Middleton and second Nancy Anderson.

We know from regular research that Richard Turner (spouse Tennessee
Abbott) is almost certainly one of George's sons.

Be sure and check out our Turner DNA Project website at:


Click on the toolbar tab that says "Y-DNA Results."  After the chart fully
loads (we have almost 450 people tested now) look for Group 9
(Lavender) and you will see how many we have that are descended from George
and then if you use the toolbar that says "About this Group" and click on
down arrow to plain "Results" you will find the lineage outlines.  There are
some contacts there but we have lost some of the best researchers on this
line because of serious health issues and they are no longer able to do
research or do much correspondence.

We know there were at least 3 distinct unrelated groups of Turners early on
in Spartanburg Co. SC.  When someone doesn't know which group their line
belongs to there, DNA becomes a way to resolve the issue.  If someone is
from a Spartanburg Co. SC Turner line that can't be tied by regular research
to a line there then doing a DNA test is important. When there is any
question, I always suggest someone actually get someone to test from their
Turner group and not assume a relationship. Some of the old research on
these Spartanburg Co. SC Turners is wrong. My own Turners are a Spartanburg
Co. SC line.

Now is a great time for someone who wants to test with our project to do
it.  The Y-DNA37 marker test we like all male Turners to do is on sale for
$119 plus $4 s&h.  Other tests are also on sale and it ends  Dec.
31!  Makes a great Christmas gift for a family member who is interested in

Anyone interested please contact me OFF list.



>My maternal great-grandfather was John Wesley Calvin Turner (married to
>Martha Ella Gossett). His father was Richard Turner (married to Tennessee
>Richard's father was George Turner (married to Nancy Anderson) of
>Spartanburg, SC. As far as I know there are no Turner left in our line,
>so we cannot participate in the DNA project. But I would like to
>correspond with anyone related to George and Nancy Turner. Thanks


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