Joseph Turner

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

The Life Summary 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–

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World Events (2)

1776
Age 59
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence
Age 59
Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.

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.

Possible Related Names

Durner

Sources (7)

  • 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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