Joseph Turner

about 1717–1 April 1778 (Age 61)
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Turner was born about 1717, in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Lawrence Turner Jr, was 50 and his mother, Mary Foster, was 44. He married Abigail Smith on 16 August 1744. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 1 April 1778, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Turner
1717–1778
Sarah Thurston
1729–1797
Marriage: 1750
Sarah Turner
1756–1843
Mary Turner
1759–1838
Hannah Turner
1761–1848
Ruth Turner
1765–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1750
Newport,Newport,Rhode Island
children

(4)

    Sarah Turner

    Female1756–1843Female

    Mary Turner

    Female1759–1838Female

    Hannah Turner

    Female1761–1848Female

    Ruth Turner

    Female1765–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (2)

1776

Age 59

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 59

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker of objects of wood, metal, or bone by turning on a lathe, from Anglo-Norman French torner (Old French tornier, Latin tornarius, a derivative of tornus ‘lathe’). The surname may also derive from any of various other senses of Middle English turn, for example a turnspit, a translator or interpreter, or a tumbler.2 English: nickname for a fast runner, from Middle English turnen ‘to turn’ + ‘hare’.3 English: occupational name for an official in charge of a tournament, Old French tornei (in origin akin to 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Turner in entry for Hannah Yates, "Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, Swan Point Cemetery Records, ca.1846-ca.1950"
  • Turner, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"
  • Joseph Turner, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"

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