Jesse Turner

14 May 1744–13 March 1821 (Age 76)
Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Jesse

When Jesse Turner was born on 14 May 1744, in Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Joshua Turner II, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Winslow, was 28. He married Bathsheba Lapham on 3 May 1780. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1790. He died on 13 March 1821, in Buckfield, Oxford, Maine, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Turner Cemetery, Buckfield, Oxford, Maine, United States.

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Jesse Turner
Bathsheba Lapham
Marriage: 3 May 1780
Jesse Turner Jr
Levi Turner
Luther Turner Sr.
Isaac Turner
Joseph Turner
Bathsheba Turner

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  • Marriage
    3 May 1780
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    World Events (6)

    Age 32
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 32
    Historical Boundaries: 1776: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States 1805: Oxford, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Oxford, Maine, United States
    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 42
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English t(o)urnour, turner ‘turner’ (Old French to(u)rn(e)our), mainly denoting someone who fashioned small objects of wood, metal, or bone on a lathe, but also a variety of other occupations, including turnspit and translator or interpreter. This surname may have become confused with Toner . In North America, it is also very common among African Americans.English: occasionally perhaps a nickname from Middle English turn-hare, a compound of Middle English tournen ‘to turn, direct, steer’ + hare ‘hare’, a name for someone in charge of the greyhounds in hare coursing or an exaggerated compliment for someone who could run fast. See also Turnbull .English: perhaps also from Middle English t(o)urn(e)our ‘jouster, one who takes part in a tournament’ (Old French tornoieor, tournoieur).

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Jesse Turner, "United States Census, 1790"
    • Jesse Turner in entry for Basheaba Turner, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
    • Jesse Turner, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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