Margaret Turner

Female1844–

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Turner was born in 1844, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Royal Turner, was 38 and her mother, Margaret Pollock, was 38. She lived in Mossy Creek, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Royal Turner
1806–
Margaret Pollock
1806–
James Turner
1829–
Joseph Andrew Turner
1830–
Weare Turner
1833–
Jane Turner
1834–
Martha Turner
1838–
Lucinda Turner
1842–
Hannah Turner
1852–
Robert Turner
1839–
Margaret Turner
1844–
Phebe Turner
1849–

Sources (2)

  • Margaret Turner in household of Rial Turner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margaret Turner in household of Royal Turner, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 2

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

1846

Age 2

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 31

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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