Janet, this is the response I received, if you find you need to contact Shari contact me off site.
This is the information I have on Aaron Turpen:If anyone else has conflicting info, please let me know.Thanks, Shari
Aaron TurpenBornFebruary 25, 1812 - Pulaski Co. Ky Died March 28, 1893 -Lamoni, Iowa Married February 18, 1832 in Jackson Co. Indiana to: Lucinda MillerBorn August 1816in Gallia Co. Oh. Died in Pleasanton, Decatur Co. Ia
Children: Martin M. Turpen Glaud Turpen Clara Turpen Stephan Turpen David Turpen
Aaron’s parents were: Moses TurpinBorn1782 in Greenbriar Co., WvaDied 1838 in Jackson Co., In. Jane StephensonBorn Madison Co., Ky.(I have a very interesting story about her being captured by indians.I have no documentation that it is true, though).
Aaron Turpen changed the spelling of Turpin to Turpen