Monday, August 20, 2012

Jesse Turnage, c.1771-1836, NC

Jesse Turnage, my paternal 4th great-grandfather, was born c. 1771 in Pitt or Duplin County, North Carolina and died 10 March 1836 in Duplin County, North Carolina.  He married Martha Shathford (or Goar, maiden name speculative).  She was born 15 November 1790 in North Carolina.  

He is listed on the 1810 Federal Census, Duplin County, North Carolina with the following in his household: 2 males <10, 2 males 10-15, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 26-44; 1 female <10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-44.

In 1820, the household of Jesse Turnage consisted of:  2 males <10, 2 males 16-25, 1 male 45 and over, 2 females <10,  2 females 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 3 females 26-44. 

The 1830 Federal Census of Duplin County showed Jesse Turnage with the following:  3 males <5, 2 males 10-14, 1 male 15-19, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 50-59; 2 females 5-9, 1 female 15-19, 2 females 20-29, 1 female 40-49.  

Little is known about Jesse and his wife Martha at present, other than the assumptions that the couple maintained their residence in Duplin County, North Carolina throughout their married years and they had a large family.  After Jesse's death, it is said that Martha moved southward with other members of her family, eventually settling in Marion County, Mississippi where she died 13 June 1866.  

Children of Jesse Turnage and Martha Shathford:
i.    Frances Talitha Turnage
ii.   Amazon Turnage
iii.  Isaac Turange
iv.  Major Holland Turnage
v.   Martha Turnage
vi.  Hannah "Kitty" Turnage
vii. Sarah Ann Turnage
viii.James Jacob Turnage
ix.  Robert Daniel Turnage
x.   Rebecca Turnage
xi.  Roland R. Turnage
xii. George Howard Turnage
xiii. Mary Elizabeth Turnage

1 comment:

  1. James jacob turnage is my 5th great grandfather. My email is I would love to talk with you.