I am also interested in the Admire/Turner connection.I have an Admire Turner b. abt. 1773 in VA and died in Gibson Co., TN in 1833.His wife was Margaret ? who was b.abt 1780 in VA also. Children: Thomas G., James, Jesse, William, Martha, Admire D., and Levi J. I agree that Admire is not a name you would ordinarily name your child even in the 1700's and believe that Mary Admire was the start of the trend.
Any info you might be able to share would be greatly appreciated.Researching Turners can be a tedious hobby because there are so many of them in so many places.