William Henry Turman

Male11 June 1829–28 October 1868

Brief Life History 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

Sources (11)

  • Henry Turman in entry for Matilda Jane Bigler, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Henry Turman in household of Garrett Turman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William H Turman, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1855Williamson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (18)

    +13 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 14

    Historical Boundaries 1843: Nodaway was created from Non-County Area 31.

    Name Meaning

    Jewish (from Ukraine): nickname from Yiddish turman ‘inconstant man’. Compare Thurman .

    Americanized form of German Thurmann (see Thurman ).

    English: variant of Thurman . This form of the surname is very rare in Britain and Ireland.

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

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