Joseph Turney

Male1849–after 1900

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Turney was born in 1849, in Van Buren, Arkansas, United States, his father, Henry Abraham Turney, was 34 and his mother, Matilda Polk, was 25. He married Rebecca Ann Bittle on 7 September 1870, in Cleburne, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Giles Township, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years and Sugar Loaf Township, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States in 1900. He died after 1900, in Shiloh, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States.

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Joseph Turney
Rebecca Ann Bittle
Marriage: 7 September 1870
William Robert Turney
James Turney
Edward Monroe Turney
George Turney

Sources (9)

  • Joseph Turney in household of John W Turney, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Turney, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Joe Turney in entry for Ed Turney, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 September 1870Cleburne, Arkansas, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 12

    Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

    1862 · Battle of Pea Ridge

    Age 13

    By the time the Battle of Pea Ridge happened the Union forces had pushed Confederates through Missouri and Arkansas. This battle was important in securing Missouri for the Union and opening Arkansas for the Union.


    Age 14

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin):

    habitational name from any of the places in northern France called Tournai-sur-Dive (Orne), Tournay-sur-Odon (Calvados), or Tourny (Eure), or occasionally from Tournai in Hainaut (Belgium).

    perhaps occasionally an occupational name from Middle English tournei, turnai ‘lawyer’ (Anglo-Norman French tourné), or a nickname from Middle English tournei(en) ‘(to) joust, take part in a tournament’ (Old French torneier). Compare Turner .

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

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