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Rev Turner Earnheart (b. 21 Nov 1846, d. 26 Apr 1929)Rev Turner Earnheart (son of Silas Earnhardt and Caroline Goodman) was born 21 Nov 1846 in Salisbury, Rowan County, and died 26 Apr 1929 in Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.He married Susan Emily Griffith on 1872 in Illinois, daughter of John Griffith and Harriet Will.
Notes for Rev Turner Earnheart:
Notes for Rev. Turner Earnheart:
He attended Franklin Academy and NC College and entered the ministry 4/8/1870 at Dongola, Illinois.He w as Lutheran preacher in Union County and Jackson County Illinois for 41 years. Then went to Indiana, Ohio, Kansas and settled in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.Was in Oklahoma before 1910.
The Rev Turner Earnhart began his labors in the parish in 1887. He was born
in Salsbury, NC in 1846 and was ordained in 1870. He served 59 years in the
ministry. He died April 16, 1929 at the age of 82. Pastor Earnhart also
served as supply pastor at Mt. Moriah for a year. A brother of his moved
from North Carolina to a farm east of Dongola and had a great part in
organizing Mt. Zion Lutheran church near where he located. Pastor Earnhart
spent most of his ministry in Southern Illinois. He served three times as
pastor of First Lutheran Church at Murphysboro. He was the only pastor in
St. John's history to serve the parish twice. (May 1887 to December 1893 and
again from June 1897 to December 1905) His salary during his first period of
service was $500.00 a year.
August 30, 1926
(From: The Congregation of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church)
Sent congratulations to Rev. Turner Earnhart, a former pastor, and Mrs. Earnhart on their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Served in the Rev. War.Was conscripted 5/19/1864 in Company B, 2nd Jr. Reserve at the age of 17.Served until the close of the war.
2nd Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves
2nd Regiment Junior Reserves was formed in December 1864, by consolidating the just organized 2nd and 5th Junior Reserves Battalions. The men were between the ages of fifteen and eighteen and were from the counties of Wayne, Duplin, Rowan, Lincoln, Gaston, Cleveland, Rutherford, Cabarrus, Union, Greene, Lenior, Beaufort, Hude, and Tyrrell. It served in the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia and was active in the New Bern area. Later the unit was assigned t o L.S. Baker in the Army of Tennessee and saw action in the Battle of Bentonville. It was included in the surrender on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonel John H. Anderson, Lieutenant Colonel William F. Beasley, and Major Nathaniel A. Gregory.
Other Names: Bentonsville
Location: Johnston County
Campaign: Campaign of the Carolinas (February-April 1865)
Date(s): March 19-21, 1865
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman and Maj. Gen. Henry Slocum [US]; Gen. Joseph E. Johnston [CS]
Forces Engaged: Sherman’s Right Wing (XX and XIV Corps) [US]; Johnston's Army [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 4,738 total (US 1,646; CS 3,092)
Description: While Slocums advance was stalled at Averasborough by Hardees troops, the right wing of Sherman’s army under command of Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard marched toward Goldsborough.On March 19, Slocum encountered the entrenched Confederates of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston who had concentrated to meet his advance at Bentonville. Late afternoon, Johnston attacked, crushing the line of the XIV Corps. Only strong counterattacks and desperate fighting south of the Goldsborough Road blunted theConfederate offensive. Elements of the XX Corps were thrown into the action as they arrived on the field. Five Confederate attacks failed to dislodge the Federal defenders and darkness ended the first days fighting. During the night, Johnston contracted his line into a V to protect his flanks with Mill Creek to his rear. On March 20, Slocum was heavily reinforced, but fighting was sporadic. Sherman was inclined to let Johnston retreat. On the 21st, however, Johnston remained in position while he removed his wounded. Skirmishing heated up along the entire front. In the afternoon, Maj. Gen. Joseph Mower led his Union division a long a narrow trace that carried it across Mill Creek into Johnston’s rear. Confederate counterattacks stopped Mowers advance, saving the army’s only line of communication and retreat. Mower withdrew, ending fighting for the day. During the night, Johnston retreated across the bridge at Bentonville. Union forces pursued at first light, driving back Wheelers rearguard and saving the bridge. Federal pursuit was halted at Hannah’s Creek after a severe skirmish. Sherman, after regrouping at Goldsborough, pursued Johnston toward Raleigh. On April 18, Johnston signed an armistice with Sherman at the Bennett House, and on April 26, formally surrendered his army.
Result(s): Union victory
CWSAC Reference # : NC020
Preservation Priority: I.1 (Class A)
More About Rev. Turner Earnheart:
Burial: Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
More About Susan Emily Griffith:
Burial: Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Turner was in Junior (17 years) company had thyphoid fever, got home riding on top of a box car, with high fever he promised God on top of the box car if he would let him live he would be a preacher, was a Lutheran minister for 62 years-Illinois, Ohio, Kansas, two sons became doctors, retiredand lived with sons in Oklahoma city ( this infromation in this paragraph was from Helen Ayers Earnhardt's folder at the Rowan Public Library in Salisbury, NC)
More About Rev Turner Earnheart and Susan Emily Griffith:
Marriage: 1872, Illinois.
Children of Rev Turner Earnheart and Susan Emily Griffith are:
- +Dr. Ernest Griffith Earnheart, b. 30 May 1873, Illinois, d. 21 Feb 1942, Fairlawn Moseleum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
- +Dr. Charles Eran Earnheart, b. 25 Aug 1874, Illinois, d. 23 Aug 1948, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
- +Mary Edith Earnheart, b. 28 Nov 1889, Illinois, d. 24 Nov 1984, New Mexico.