I am trying to prove William Turner who married Lydia A. Askins as the son of John Turner and Lydia Dill and a brother to my great, great grandmother, Elizabeth Turner. We have some family records that list William Turner as the brother of Elizabeth Turner and some of his children are also named. Here are my notes on William Turner and Lydia Ann Askins.
William Turner marriedLydiaAnnAskins in Morgan Co., IL 20 Feb 1834.A William Turner shows up in Mason Co., IL in the 1850 census with a wife named Lydia Ann. The birth placein the 1850 census is not legible for William but Lydia Ann was b in VA.They would have been married 16 years by then. The children listed are William 15, b in IL, John W. 14, b in IL, Benjamin 13, b in IL, Martin V.B11, b in IL, Charles 8, b in IL,MaryM. 7, b in IL, Samuel 5 b in IL, Thomas 3, b in IL, Lydia Ann 2 months, b in IL and John Turner 78, b in VA.John Turner, father of William,who is listed as 78 years oldwould have been 78 years old at that time. He is also listed as living in the residence of his son John Turner who m Elizabeth Strode and lived in Morgan Co., IL in 1850. However, it wasn't unusual for elderly people to be listed in the census as living in the home of more than one of their children. The children often took turns taking care ofelderly parents.
Listed in the 1860, Mason Co., Bath William Turner 48 b KY Lydia Ann b KY Benjamin 22 b IL Martin V 20 b IL Charles 18 b IL Mary 16 b IL Samuel 14 b IL Thomas 12 b IL Lydia 10 b IL Felix 8 b IL Hardin 5 b IL
William isn't listed in the 1870 IL Census, Mason Co., Bath Twp. His family, however, are listed.
Lydia 57 b KY Martin V. b IL Ann 20 b IL Felix (19) not legible James H (15) not legible