Re: Robert Turner in S. C.
By the line of John Turner and Margaret Adger are you referring to the immigrant born about 1752 who came into the port of Charleston in 1767 and settled in Fairfield District/County, SC?
His children can be totally documented by his estate papers and by an equity court case.This John Turner died in 1807 in Fairfield District, SC.He didn't have a son named Robert Turner.
Am I right in thinking that you do not know what part of SC William James Turner was born?Only that he was the son of a Benjamin Turner and wife Rebecca?Are you sure of the Rebecca Smith?
Just trying to determine what you know for sure and what you are working on in terms of "theory" to prove or disprove.
I just pulled out the Will for William Turner who died in Williamsburg District, SC (will is dated 15 Oct 1823 and probated 14 Aug 1826.He names all his children in the will and there is NO Robert named in the papers.However, Solomon Coward was appointed to be one of the executors of his estate.
If you note on the 1850 Census of Williamsburg Co., Solomon Coward was living two households away from the household of Robert Turner age 47 that has what is probably his son, Ben Turner, age 20 in it.
Solomon Coward was also one of the witnesses to the will of Benjamin Turner whose will was dated 3 Jan 1821.So, this certainly appears to be the group of Turners that Solomon Coward was associated with.Unfortunately, Benjamin Turner didn't name all his children.
Dorothy, do you know of any living male Turners of descended from William James Turner?We have a lot of the SC Turner lines documented in the Turner DNA Project and if you did know of a living male Turner who would be willing to do the DNA test for you, we could probably rule in or rule out a lot of lines.
We are doing a lot of work now documenting lines that were in the area that included Williamsburg and Marion Counties.