Allen Howard Turner

1840–3 December 1876 (Age 36)
Albemarle, Virginia, United States

The Life of Allen Howard

When Allen Howard Turner was born in 1840, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States, his father, William A. Turner, was 25 and his mother, Eliza A. Boatright, was 21. He married Wertia "Wirt" Johnson on 6 October 1866, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in St. Anne's Parish, Albemarle, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Virginia, United States in 1870. He died on 3 December 1876, at the age of 36.

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Allen Howard Turner
Wertia "Wirt" Johnson
Marriage: 6 October 1866
Mabel Hamilton Turner
Hallie Lafayette Turner

Spouse and Children


    Wertia "Wirt" Johnson


6 October 1866
Bedford, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William A. Turner


    Eliza A. Boatright




World Events (6)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 4

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 21

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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)

  • A H Turner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Allen H Turner in household of William A Turner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Allen H Turner in household of Wm A Turner, "United States Census, 1860"

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