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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Family Time Line

John Lightfoot Turner
1814–1884
Celinda Cassel
1815–1878
Marriage: 27 February 1838
Alfred Turner
1839–
Peter Turner
1840–1916
Peter Turner
1841–
Thomas Turner
1842–1916
Thomas Turner
1843–
Elizabeth Turner
1845–
John Cassell Turner
1846–1917
Sarah Catherine Turner
1848–1900
George Washington Turner
1851–1922
Martha Ellen Turner
1856–1914

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
27 February 1838
children

(10)

  • Male1839–Male

  • Peter Turner

    Male1840–1916Male

  • Male1841–Male

  • Thomas Turner

    Male1842–1916Male

  • Thomas Turner

    Male1843–Male

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

(10)

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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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