John Lightfoot Turner

1814–1884 (Age 70)
Pendleton, Henry, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Lightfoot

When John Lightfoot Turner was born on 10 May 1814, in Pendleton, Henry, Kentucky, United States, his father, Thomas Turner, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Lightfoot, was 28. He married Celinda Cassel on 27 February 1838. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Howard Township, Gentry, Missouri, United States in 1850. He died on 7 July 1884, in Madison Township, Clarke, Iowa, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Murray, Clarke, Iowa, United States.

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John Lightfoot Turner
Celinda Cassel
Marriage: 27 February 1838
Alfred Turner
Peter Turner
Peter Turner
Thomas Turner
Thomas Turner
Elizabeth Turner
John Cassell Turner
Sarah Catherine Turner
George Washington Turner
Martha Ellen Turner

Spouse & Children

27 February 1838


  • Male1839–Male

  • Peter Turner


  • Male1841–Male

  • Thomas Turner


  • Thomas Turner


+5 More Children

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World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 4

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

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. 
1834 · Zion's Camp

Age 20

Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker of objects of wood, metal, or bone by turning on a lathe, from Anglo-Norman French torner (Old French tornier, Latin tornarius, a derivative of tornus ‘lathe’). The surname may also derive from any of various other senses of Middle English turn, for example a turnspit, a translator or interpreter, or a tumbler.2 English: nickname for a fast runner, from Middle English turnen ‘to turn’ + ‘hare’.3 English: occupational name for an official in charge of a tournament, Old French tornei (in origin akin to 1).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John L Turner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John L Turner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John L Turner, "United States Census, 1880"

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