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Email Larry Ancestor is John E. Turner 1838 (via Aaron)

Email Jim Ancestor is John E. Turner 1838. (via Roberta)

(No Email) Linda passed away Ancestor is James H. Turner 1826 (via Ruby)

Email DiannaAncestor is James M. Tyler 1849 (via James A.)

coming someday...brief descendent charts for more complete ancestor reference. (I have updated information, just need some time to make the entries.)

John Turner 1805-1870 and Mary 1799-1876


James H. Turner's Line

James Howell/Howard Turner married Sarah (Saida) Fox Children:
  • Absolum Fox Turner
  • Elizabeth
  • John
    • Absolum Fox Turner married Amanda Buckner
      • James Anderson
      • Mary Alice
      James Anderson Turner married Anna Maggie Austin Children:
      • Marshall
      • William
      • Clarence
      • Charlie
      • Ruby Media
      • Grace Lee
      • Frances Amanda
      • James
      • Paul
      • Marvin
      • Cecil
      • Homer
      • Shine
      Ruby Media Turner (b. 1906) married James Washington Sharp (b. 1903)
      • David Oakley Sharp
      • Carolyn Sharp Hicks
      • Linda Sharp Yates
      • Neuva Sharp Sears
      • Anne Sharp Cole
      • Hilda Sharp Overstreet
      • Donald Blythe Sharp
      • James Austin Sharp

JohnTurner's Line

John 1838-1864 married Sylla (Priscilla) Fox ??????? Can this be proved???? Children:
  • John Edward
John Edward 1863- 1931 married Julia Elizabeth Turner (Turner) 1873-1941 Children:
  • Louise
  • Juanita
  • Virgil
  • Marian Roberta
  • 12 more
Marian Roberta Turner married James Henry Harris Children:
  • James
  • Carol
  • Mary

Phyllis, I descend from Ransom's lesser-known brother Absolom.
Absolom (abt.1810-<1860)& Elizabeth Reed Fox
    John Wheeler (1846-abt 1885 ) & Sarah Williams Fox
        Wm Henry (1871-1932) & Myrtle Harmon
              Wm Harold (1908-1977) & Mabel Daniels Fox
                   Kenneth Lee (1930-1981) & Jo Ann Crawford Fox
Are we related??
Deb Fox Claussen
From Jim:
I am interested in anything regarding Absolem Fox (abt. 1780/1790-abt. 
1850/1860) b. in N.C. d. Cocke Co., Tn.
and Elizabeth Reed Fox (abt. 1806-abt. 1850/1860) or any of their children, 
Keziah (1827), Lorenzo D. [Dow?](1829), Martin (1832), Margaret (1835), 
Maranda (1837), Priscilla (1841), John Wheeler (1843), Jonas (1846).

Some people list an Absalom (1852) Fox as the youngest son of Absolem and 
Elizabeth. I have a copy of Absalom's death certificate and it lists his 
father as "James H. Turner" and his mother as "Sarah Fox." Also, I have a 
copy of a court case (Sarah J. Turner & Chancery Court Cast # CH01-533 / 
535 - 3/5/1881) that was appealed to the Tennessee Supreme Court and in this 
document "Absalom (1852) Turner" makes it clear that his father was James 
Howell or Howard Turner (1828-1865) and Sarah Jane Fox (1826-abt. 1866). He 
states that he lived his entire life with his "grandparents - John 
[1805-1870] and Mary A. [1799-1876] Turner.

Also, "we" have confirmed by DNA testing that Absalom (1852) "Fox" Turner is 
REALLY A TURNER and not a fox. It was done by testing a male descendent of 
Absalom (1852) and a male descendent of John (1805) Turner.

I am suggesting that Absolem and Elizabeth Fox had an older daughter, Sarah 
Jane Fox [1826-abt.1866] and seeking help in determining that fact. She 
married my great uncle, James Howell or Howard Turner [1828-1865] before 
1850 census (they are living right next to Absolem & Elizabeth and their 

I believe that my great, grandfather, John E. (1838-1865) Turner also 
married one of Absolem and Elizabeth's daughters (a younger sister to Sarah 
Jane), Priscilla Fox (1841-abt. 1871 / 1875) who I believe married Rufus 
Clay Crumly or Crumley (1847-1917) circa 1868. Rufus has a wife, Priscilla, 
in the 1870 census and my grandfather and his brother - John Edward Turner 
(1863-1931) and Robert (1840-????) are living with them in 1870.

Can any one shed any light on if Priscilla Fox (1841) married John E. Turner 

Questions waiting for answer:
 Name of JTH's great-grandmother was 
also confirm what research indicates that JTH great uncle, James Howell or Howard Turner, did indeed marry Sarah Jane Fox, a daughter of Absolem and Elizabeth Reed Fox.