Elsa Alice Turner

about 1779–after 1840 (Age 61)
Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Elsa Alice

When Elsa Alice Turner was born about 1779, in Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jonathan Turner, was 31 and her mother, Mary Arthur, was 26. She married Jones about 1798, in Swanton, Franklin, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Stamford, Bennington, Republic of Vermont in 1800. She died after 1840, at the age of 62.

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Charles Parker
Elsa Alice Turner
Marriage: 2 April 1801
William Parker
George Parker
Reuben Parker
Dewey Parker
Horace Parker

Spouse and Children

2 April 1801
Stamford, Bennington, Vermont, United States


    William Parker


    Reuben Parker


    Dewey Parker


    Horace Parker


    George Parker


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 2

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 21

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • Elsie Turner Parker in entry for Reuben Parker, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Elsie Turner in entry for Reuben Parker, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • 1800 United States Federal Census

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