Mitchell - Ron Waters asked me to give you some info.Look back at what Glenda Reed Swaim wrote 7 Jan 2000.... or check with Cherokee Co TX historical Society for an article entitled JOSEPH TURNEY FAMILY written by Mrs. Hub (Billie Inge).
Joseph Turney was the father of your Mildred Caroline Turney born 25 Dec 1855, died 18 Feb 1918, married 22 Aug 1872 to Sidney Emmett Jowell. The mother of Mildren Caroline was Joseph's second wife - Nancy Melissa Templeton who he married in 1853 and had 8 of his 16 children with.
A son from Joseph 1st marriage was James Addison Turney who the town of Turney, TX in Cherokee Co is named after.
Joseph came from AL around 1850 to TX. His parents were: Daniel Watson Turney born 01 Sept 1788 TN, died 21 Aug 1851 Morgan Co AL, and Mildred J. the father of D.W. was Henry Turney born 1745-50 died Oct 1843 Dekalb Co TN - and his wife Elizabeth. There is DAR info on Henry Turney as he was at Fort Nashborough NC (Nashville TN) during the Rev War and rec 640 acres of land for that. Also Daniel Watson Turney was in War of 1812 and I have some info on that.