Jesse Turpin

22 June 1816–22 June 1854 (Age 38)
Panther Creek, Hamblen, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Jesse

When Jesse Turpin was born on 22 June 1816, in Panther Creek, Hamblen, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Turpin, was 38 and his mother, Nancy Ann Tatum, was 31. He married Eliza Ann Boggess on 22 December 1840, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 22 June 1854, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Turpin
Eliza Ann Boggess
Marriage: 22 December 1840
William Augustus Turpin
James Moroni Turpin
Eliza Jane Turpin
Virginia Ann Turpin
Matilda Ann Turpin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 December 1840Harrison, West Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 4
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 14
    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.

    Name Meaning

    French and English: from the Old French and Middle English personal name Turpin, representing the falling together of the Old Norse name Thórfinnr (composed of the elements Thórr, the name of the god of thunder in Scandinavian mythology + the ethnic name Finnr ‘Finn’; compare Turvin ) and of the Latin name Turpinus (from Latin turpis ‘ugly, base’), one of the self-abasing names adopted as a mark of humility by the early Christians (it was borne by the archbishop of Rheims in the Charlemagne legend), and of the Old French and Middle English form.History: Alexandre Turpin from France married Marie-Charlotte Beauvais in Montreal, QC, in 1684.

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

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    Story Highlight

    William Augustus Boggess - Early Years in Virginia

    By great-great grandson Nickolas J Mazanis II William Augustus Boggess’ father, Augustus March Boggess, was born two years before his family left Frederick on 8 March 1798. His mother, Lydia Ann Stri …

    Sources (41)

    • Jesse Turpin, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jesse Turpin, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
    • Jesse Turpin in entry for Jesse Richard Turpin, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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