William Henry Turman

11 June 1829–28 October 1868 (Age 39)
Hickman, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Turman was born on 11 June 1829, in Hickman, Tennessee, United States, his father, Garrett T Turman Jr, was 29 and his mother, Nancy Bradford, was 21. He married Rachel Murphy Younger on 4 October 1855, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 28 October 1868, in St. Francois, Missouri, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Hopkins, Nodaway, Missouri, United States.

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William Henry Turman
Rachel Murphy Younger
Marriage: 4 October 1855
Lucinda Missouri Susan Turman
Henry A Turman
James Garret Turman
Sarah Elizabeth Cuba Turman
Matilda Pauline Jane Turman
Charity Ann Turman

Spouse and Children

4 October 1855
Williamson, Tennessee, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings





    John Grover Turman




    Emily Parker Turman


    Emily Parker Turman


+14 More Children

World Events (6)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 6

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 17

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: topographic name from Middle Dutch turre, torre ‘tower’ + man ‘man’, or possibly a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a tower.2 Variant of German Thurmann ( see Thurman ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Turman in household of Garrett Turman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William H Turman, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • William K Turman, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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