Turner family in America

August 24, 2009

Origin of Names – example {Ramble/Tips} (2017)

Filed under: Leads,Related Surnames,South-Eastern United States,Turner — weavercat @ 9:18 pm

Where do names originate from?

A quick example off the ‘top of my head’ —


Franklin = has a Middle English origin, meaning “Free landowner”.

Delano = de la Noye:[is of Old French origin][meanings: Of the night|Alder grove.]

* Respelling of French De la Noye, habitational name, with the preposition de, for someone from any of various places called La Noue or La Noë.

Roosevelt = [Dutch origin] meaning, from the ‘rose field’ [or field of roses]:

* An Anglicized version of the Dutch surname VAN ROSEVELT, meaning “of the rose field.”

From reading this you can see that Franklin D. Roosevelt had a varied genealogy — English, French, and Dutch (or German).

Also, from the readings I have been doing about various European Protestant groups, Scottish Crypto-Jews, Sephardic Jews, and French Huguenot surnames. Many of whom were ‘forced’ to leave Europe because of the differing religious or political views.

He could/can have very well had genetic/ancestral “ties” to many of these cultural/genetic groups.

I do know that he is a very distant cousin on my tree — plus he is related to many of the other (previous) presidents of the United States; either by blood or by marriage.

Just a quick note of what you can find out about historical figures (you did not already know) by doing extended family tree research, and surname origins.

More later.

— C A Abernathy

June 15, 2009

ACPA Cemetery Data Page – Harpersville, AL [LINK/Lead]

Harpersville Garden of Memories

Shelby County

Has Cemetery Been Adopted?

Cemetery has been Adopted

Harpersville Garden of Memories

This Image is property of submitter or ACPA


Common Name:

Harpersville Cemetery

Other alternate

names for this


Land Plat


Township and Range:

T-19S; R-2E

Section Number: 33

GPS Location &

Datum used:

N:33 20 08.6; W:86 26 19.2; Elev 482

Steet Address

of Cemetery:

Hwy-25 South, Harpersville, AL 35078

Nearest City,

Town, or


Harpersville, Shelby Co, AL

Driving Directions:

26 miles east of Birmingham on US-280 turn south on Hwy-25 in Harpersville, toward Wilsonville. Cemetery is 1/2 mile on left, across from Harpersville Fire Dept & United Methodist Church.

Brief Cemetery


The Harpersville Garden of Memories has served this community and surrounding area of northeast Shelby County since the days of “Big Spring” and before the legal establishment of Shelby as a County, or Alabama as a State. Many hearty pilgrims moved into these fertile valleys just west of the Coosa River even before the War of 1812.

Church Affiliation:

Cemetery serves the congregations of some 20 churches throughout northeast Shelby County.

Burial Survey:


Number of Burials:

Over 3,000 burial sites within the ground, including a Revolutionary War Patriot William Jennings; 13 veterans of the Civil War; 11 veterans of WW-I; 53 veterans of WW-II; 20 of Korea, and 13 of the Vietnam War. Oldest recorded grave is of Orpha Moore (1772-24 Mar 1823). Continuing burials are accepted within the expanded site.

via ACPA Cemetery Data Page.

June 14, 2009

Shelby County Alabama Probate Judges [LINK/Lead]

Filed under: Family Groups,Leads,Turner — weavercat @ 2:41 am

Shelby County Reporter, Thursday, January 18, 1923, “The county officials elected last November were installed last Monday … Probate Judge, L.B. Riddle; Circuit Clerk, W.T. Taylor; Sheriff, J.J. Faulkner; Tax Collector, J.L. Isbell; Tax Assessor, W.E. Harrison; Tax Adjuster, E.A. Turner, Treasurer, J.S. Bird … L.B. Riddle is the first democratic probate judge Shelby county has had in nearly thirty years. He defeated G.W. Weaver after a vigorous campaign, the result of which was not known until several days after the election. Judge Riddle was born and reared on a farm in Shelby county, two miles west of Wilsonville. He attended the public schools in his community and later engaged in several lines of business. At the time of his election he was a traveling salesman for a wholesale house in Talladega … Judge Riddle is a member of the Baptist church, and takes an active part in all church affairs. He is also a Master Mason and a member of other fraternal organizations.”

via Shelby County Alabama Probate Judges.

May 17, 2009

Sims Genealogy [LINK/Lead]

Filed under: Sims,Turner — weavercat @ 6:18 pm

Mary Emma Sims + James Fletcher Turner

Sims Genealogy.

May 16, 2009

Turner Family Genealogy Forum [LINK/Lead]

Turner Family Genealogy Forum

via Turner Family Genealogy Forum.

“1870 Census” +”tallapoosa, alabama” +turner – Google Search [LINK/Lead]

Jinks Family- 1880 Census

**Census Place: Tallapoosa, Alabama Source: FHL Film 1254033 National …… Mo: — Wm. TURNER Other M M B 60 VA Occ: Lab Fa: — Mo: — Ned BUTLER Other …

freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jinks/1880.htm – 94k –

via “1870 Census” +”tallapoosa, alabama” +turner – Google Search.

RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Joe Short [LINK/Lead]

Filed under: Alabama,Family Groups,Leads,South-Eastern United States,Turner — weavercat @ 2:06 am

/William Asberry TURNER b: 1818 d: 23 MAY 1890

James Asberry TURNER b: MAR 1869

| /David WINDHAM

| /Stephen WINDHAM b: 1802 d: 1855

Elizabeth Caroline WINDHAM b: 1825 d: 10 FEB 1896

| /John Conrad JUMPER d: 1773

| /Samuel Sr. JUMPER b: 1775 d: 1838

| | Margaret d: 1774

Margaret Henrietta JUMPER b: 1804

Elizabeth CRIM b: 1770 d: 1860

via RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Joe Short.

RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Kirksey Database [LINK/Lead]

Filed under: Alabama,Bartholomew Turner,South-Eastern United States,Turner — weavercat @ 2:04 am
         /Bartholomew Turner b: ABT 1798 d: 1852

/James Bartolomew Turner b: 6 Mar 1839 d: 26 Oct 1889

|       |               /William Morgan b: ABT 1735 d: BEF 1818

|       |       /Jesse Morgan b: ABT 1775 d: BEF 1850

|       |       |       Joyce

|       Sarah Elizabeth Morgan b: ABT 1810 d: 1868

|               Elizabeth Arnold b: 1790

Hallie Morgan Turner b: 24 Jun 1869 d: 12 Apr 1962


Minerva Sophia Ham b: 29 Apr 1844 d: 1920

via RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Kirksey Database.

May 15, 2009

RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Kirksey Database [LINK/Lead]

Kirksey Database

Entries: 40602 Updated: 2007-03-29 12:17:17 UTC (Thu) Contact: Terrance Richard Mills

This database is a merging of all the Kirksey’s I could find on Rootsweb plus all I could find in the Census Records from 1790 to 1870 and 1910. If you have corrections and/or additions, please use the Post-em feature or contact me at kirkseydatabase@aol.com.

Index | Descendancy | Register | Download GEDCOM | Add Post-em

# ID: I73872

# Name: Mary Sims

# Surname: Sims

# Given Name: Mary

# Sex: F

# Birth: 12 Jan 1853 1

# Death: 4 Feb 1918 1

# Note:

1 NAME Mary Emma /Sims/

2 SOUR S18944


4 TEXT Date of Import: 4 Oct 2004

2 SOUR S18944


4 TEXT Date of Import: 4 Oct 2004

# Change Date: 7 Jun 2003 at 01:00:00

Marriage 1 James Fletcher Turner b: 24 Nov 1854 in , Tallapoosa, Alabama

* Married: 14 Mar 1873 1

via RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Kirksey Database.

April 9, 2009

Calcis Quarry – snowy day in 1902 [Photo/History] – Needs Pix!

Filed under: 1900-1949,1950-1999,Alabama,Timeline,Turner — weavercat @ 8:09 pm

[insert photo here]

Tennessee Coal & Iron Works – Calcis, Alabama quarry – 1902 (center)

Blacksmith shop, closest building on the left.

Photo history: Mr. A. E. Turner Jr. gave a copy of the original

photograph to Vera Garrett Justice (wife of Aubrey Justice); then (my)

Aunt Vera gave a copy of the picture to Frances Justice Warren. Finally

Aunt Frances gave a copy of the photo to my mother, Martha Justice

Abernathy; and she printed this copy for me.

Thanks go out to everyone who has passed on this bit of Calcis history!

Anyone have more historical/old photographs of Calcis?

I would love to see them!

via Calcis » Family Connections.

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