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Descendants of John Andrew TURNBOUGH

First Generation

1. John Andrew TURNBOUGH was born about 1740 in Alsace-Lorraine, France. He died about 1846 in Fork Deer, Tennessee and was buried in Fork Deer, Tennessee.

The following information for the generations of John Andrew Turnbough and wife Margaret (Marget) has been from many sources on the Internet and the book, "The Texas Turnbo's" by Charles A. Turnbo. It is with gratitude and appreciation that the family history has been preserved through people such as Charles and others.  Bit's and pieces have been carefully collected to give as much information as possible on individuals.

John A. Turnbough originally immigrated to this country from Alsace-Lorraine, a small area now situated between Germany and France on the Rhine River. He was born there approximately 1740, but it is not known when he immigrated to Colonial America. He married a Margaret/Margit and lived in Chester, South Carolina, as early as 1767; there he had a 150 acre farm on the Enora River. He later served in the Chester District Militia during the Revolutionary War, horseman duty under Colonel Edward Lacey in Cap't. Samuel Adams Company.


 Know all men by these present that I Andrew Turnbow of the county of Adair and State of Kentucky have nominated and appointed and by these present do appoint Isaac Turnbow of the county of Logan and State aforesaid my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name to transact and execute all business of whatever nature relative to a certain tract of land in the said county of Logan which he may think necessary and proper to be done whether in law equity or otherwise which said tract of land be the said Isaac now lives on and which was taken up as a head right in my name before the county court for the said county of Logan hereby ratifying and confirming all my said attorney may do in the premises.  In the testimony whereof I here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this 12th day of January 1807.
Andrew Turnbow   "X"   His mark.

1774       received Royal Land Grant - 96th District - A John Turnbough purchased 150 acres from the Crown on Sept. 13, 1774 on the waters of the Renkey Creek, in South Carolina.

1781       Fought in the American Revolution from South Carolina.

1786       Lived in Greenville County, South Carolina. A John Turnbough was found purchasing a 323        acre tract of land on the Enorci River in district 96 in the state of South Carolina.

1790's    Family traveled westward into the French Broad Valley of East Tennessee and Knoxville.

1795       moved to Washington County, Kentucky

1796       moved to Green County, Kentucky

1802       moved to Adair County, Kentucky

John married Margaret UNKNOWN 1 on BET. 1760 - 1770 in Greenville County, South Carolina. Margaret was born about 1740 in South Carolina.

(Also spelled Margit and Marget in some tree's.)

They had the following children:

+ 2 M i William Eli TURNBOUGH was born about 1761 and died before May 1795.
+ 3 M ii John TURNBAUGH was born 1763 and died 1825.
+ 4 M iii George TURNBOUGH was born 1766 and died after 1850.
+ 5 M iv Isaac TURNBOW was born 1769 and died Jun 11 1829.
  6 M v
Joseph TURNBOW was born 1771 in Chester, South Carolina. He died 1834 in Jefferson County, Alabama.

1790's       Family traveled westward into the French Broad Valley of East Tennessee and Knoxville.

1795       moved to Washington County, Kentucky

1796       moved to Green County, Kentucky

1800       listed in the 1800 census for Green County Kentucky

1815       A Joseph Turnbow is shown of Maury County, Tennessee selling land in Adair County,               Tennessee.
1816       Joseph Turnbow is shown in Monroe County, Alabama

1830       Joseph Turnbo is shown in St. Clair, Alabama
  7 M vi
Jacob TURNBOW was born 1773. He died in maybe Washington County, Kentucky.

1800, found in the 1800 Green County, Kentucky census
1811, records found selling land in Adair County, Ky.
1820, Jacob shown in the 1820 Lawrence County, Tennessee census.
1830, found listed as a Pike County, Illinois landowner
Jacob married Dorcus ROBINSON on 1796.
+ 8 M vii Samuel TURNBOUGH was born 1775 and died Dec 24 1845.
  9 M viii
Hugh TURNBOW was born 1777 in South Carolina?.
+ 10 M ix Andrew TURNBOW was born 1779 and died Oct 6 1844.
+ 11 M x James TURNBOW was born Mar 22 1780 and died Aug 19 1826.

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