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.
ADAIR COUNTY, KENTUCKY COURT HOUSE. DEED BOOK A. page 454;
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