Sampson Turley

about 1767–
Culpeper, Virginia, United States

The Life of Sampson

When Sampson Turley was born about 1767, in Culpeper, Virginia, United States, his father, William Turley, was 32 and his mother, Anna Hendricks Burke, was 28.

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William Turley
1735–1817
Anna Hendricks Burke
1739–1855
James Albert Turley
1761–1836
John Turley
1763–1830
Sampson Turley
1767–
Benjamin Floyd Turley
1762–1812

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 9

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 13

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Toirdealbhaigh, a patronymic from the personal name Toirdhealbhach, a personal name meaning ‘like Thor’ or ‘like thunder’, composed of the Old Norse name þórr ( see Thor ) + Gaelic dealbhach ‘like’, ‘in the shape of’. Compare McCurley , from the lenited form.2 Altered spelling of German Thurley, from a personal name formed with Old High German tiuri ‘dear’, ‘valuable’ + līh (?), related to Gothic leiks ‘body’, ‘shape’.

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

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