Ellen is the dau. of John & Jane (West) Turner, natives of KY. David enlisted in the Union Army at Richmond, MO in 1863 and served in Co. K, 6th Reg. of MO Calvalry and discharged 1865. He took part in the battle of Boston Mtns. in AR, was captured at Neosho, MO in Oct. 1863. He was stripped of his clothing and made to spend 3 nights without blankets and contracted a severe cold and this later caused almost total deafness and complete blindness in his left eye and partial blindness in his right eye. He drew a pension. After the war, they remained in Ray Co.,MO and about 1889, they lived with their youngest son, Joseph, near Cameron where the Wallace State Park is located. Ellen was blind for the last 5 years of her life and was cared for by her daughter-in-law, Laura, wife of Joseph. Ellen died Feb. 29, 1893 (our dates differ), and is at rest at Mirable, MO. After the death of Ellen, David lived with his son, James Cosby. David died in 1900 while sitting on the front porch, he fell off of it, and died shortly after. He is at rest o this farm southwest of Hammond in a cemetery known as the Wallace Cemetery.(Ozark Co. MO)
David & Ellen's children are: Sarah Jane,b. Dec. 20, 1838 m. Noah McGuire James Cosby,b. Aug. 26, 1840, m. Saloma Elizabeth St. Clair (my line) Mary, b. 1842, d. 1844 Martha, b. April 1, 1844, m. #1 Phillip Siegal, #2 Robert Hutchings John T., b. June 21, 1846, m. Hannah Frederick Ephriam Hill "Doc", b. July 27, 1848, m. Minerva Smith Ellen, b. May 2, 1855, m. Robert Ellis Joseph M., b. Nov. 22, 1858, m. Laura Hinds All of the children were born in Ray Co. MO.
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Does this match what you have? I received this info from a cousin that has researching the family since the 1960's. I look forward to hearing from you. Jennifer