Joe Turner’s Death Certificate

Other posts about my 2X great grandfather, Joseph Turner of Lowndes County, Alabama. Joseph Turner’s Will Joe Turner – Land, Mules and  Courts Joe Turner in the 1852 Estate File of Wiley Turner Timeline for Joe Turner, Hayneville, Lowndes County, Alabama Joe Turner Constable – 1871, Lowndes County, Alabama Lowndes County Negroes Make Fine Showing … Continue reading Joe Turner’s Death Certificate

Joe Turner Land Transaction – August 11, 1868

On my first trip to the local Family Search Center several weeks ago, the microfilm machine broke as the second roll of film was being loaded. I was afraid the ancient machine would never be fixed so that I could continue my research. Earlier this week the volunteer at the center called to let me … Continue reading Joe Turner Land Transaction – August 11, 1868

Joe Turner & Wife Emma Turner Convey Land – 1872

Recently I went to the nearby Family Search Center to look at some Lowndes County Alabama property records from the 1870s on microfilm. I hoped to find more details about  Joe and Emma Turner, my 2X great grandparents. I also planned to look at records for other formerly enslaved Turners mentioned in Wiley Turner’s probate … Continue reading Joe Turner & Wife Emma Turner Convey Land – 1872

Joe Turner Constable -1871, Lowndes County Alabama

In 2003 I purchased a copy of the book “Lowndes Court House – A Chronicle of Hayneville, an Alabama Black Belt Village 1820 – 1900”, a book of reminiscences by  Mildred Brewer Russell. In the chapter “Reconstruction And After, 1865 – 1900 I found my great great grandfather, Joe Turner, mentioned as one of the Negro … Continue reading Joe Turner Constable -1871, Lowndes County Alabama

Timeline for Joe Turner, Hayneville, Lowndes County AL (1849 -1919)

Joe Turner was my maternal grandmother Fannie Turner Graham’s grandfather. This is his timeline as I continue to investigate his life and that of his community in Hayneville, Lowndes County, Alabama. I found the Index of Deeds, Mortages etc. for Lowndes County online at familysearch.com. Joe Turner is listed both buying and selling and mortgagine … Continue reading Timeline for Joe Turner, Hayneville, Lowndes County AL (1849 -1919)

Joe Turner in the 1852 Estate File of Wiley Turner – Lowndes County, Alabama

Recently I decided to find the plantation where my 2X great grandparents, Joe and Emma Turner were enslaved. I started by looking at white Turners in Hayneville, Lowndes County, Alabama where my family lived in 1870. I found Wiley Turner and his brother Thomas Turner. Both died in 1851. Wiley’s estate file contained several lists … Continue reading Joe Turner in the 1852 Estate File of Wiley Turner – Lowndes County, Alabama

Emma and Joe Turner of Gordensville, Lowndes County, Alabama

My grandmother Fannie Turner Graham’s father was named Howard Turner. She did not have a photograph of him but said he looked like her grandfather, Dock Allen and my grandfather, Mershell Graham. When my grandmother was four, her father Howard was killed at a barbeque. Her parents, Howard and Jennie (Allen) Turner had been talking … Continue reading Emma and Joe Turner of Gordensville, Lowndes County, Alabama

The Turners – Lowndes County, Alabama

Joe Turner’s Death Certificate – 1919Jennie Allen TurnerHoward Turner Killed in Lowndes CountyDaisy Turner and Duncan IrbyFamily Groups in Wiley Turner’s Probate File – 1852Second Inventory of Wiley Turner – 1856Third Inventory of Wiley Turner – 1858Final List of Enslaved, Wiley Turner – 1865Graham-Turner Wedding – 1919Joseph Turner’s WillJoe Turner – Land, Mules and  CourtsJoe … Continue reading The Turners – Lowndes County, Alabama

Family Groups In Wiley Turner’s Probate File – 1852

These are the family groups I picked out from the first (1852) appraisment done of Wiley Turner’s Lowndes County, Alabama estate.  I will follow those I can through the other three lists and then see what families I can find in the 1870 census.  My 2X great grandfather, Joseph Turner, is listed as “Joe (white)” … Continue reading Family Groups In Wiley Turner’s Probate File – 1852