John Andrew Turnbeau TURNBOUGH

John Andrew Turnbeau TURNBOUGH


Type Value Date Place Sources
Name John Andrew Turnbeau TURNBOUGH [1]


Type Date Place Sources
birth point in time between 1733 and 1740 Alsace-Lorraine, Germany (now France) search of this place
death 1846 Forked Deer, Haywood Co., Tennessee, USA search of this place
Parents (Facts Pg) [2]
marriage 1760 Greenville Co., South Carolina, USA search of this place

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Greenville Co., South Carolina, USA

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Birth: 1740, France Death: 1846 Forked Deer Haywood County Tennessee, USA To date, John has lived to be the oldest known Turnbow in America, living to be 106 years old. One research article states his father had the same name. John was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France, with his name believed to be spelled at birth: T-u-r-n-b-e-a-u. As a young man, he migrated to the British colony of South Carolina. He served in the SC Militia, as a Horseman in the American Revolution, under the spelling T-u-r-n-b-o-u-g-h. John married Margaret B. Claiborne in 1760, in Greenville, SC. John & Margaret had 10 children, all sons, all believed to be born in Chester county, South Carolina. They were: William Eli (1761-1795), John (1763-1825), George (1766-1853), Isaac (1769-1829), Joseph (1771-1834), Jacob (1773-1796), Samuel L (1775-1845), Hugh (born 1777), Andrew (1779-1850) & James (1780-1826). John's wife Margaret died in Adair County, KY, in 1835. John's will showed that he raised sheep. He was granted a plantation in Chester County, South Carolina near Greenville in 1774. He was also deeded land there April 15, 1785. It is near what is known as Turnbow Grove. The family moved to Russell Creek in Green County, Kentucky (in what is now Adair County) in 1795. Many publications have stated John died near the banks of the Forked Deer River, Tennessee (one referenced this location as Haywood county), while staying in a grandaughter's home located there. Mysteriously, one source states John's wife Margaret Claiborne Turnbow remained in Adair Co., KY, and died there in 1835, at almost ninety years old. Family links: Children: Isaac Peyton Turnbow (1763 - 1829)* George Turnbo (1766 - 1853)* *Calculated relationship Burial: near the Forked Deer River bank Giles County Tennessee, USA Created by: Steven Turnbow Record added: Aug 05, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 74466929


1 Data Folder: FTW\Lewis Co., TN\Lewis History\Page 220/221 (Submitted by, Mr. & Mrs. Ward Turnbow)
2 Data Folder: FTW\Lewis Co., TN\Lewis History\Page 220/221 (Submitted by, Mr. & Mrs. Ward Turnbow)


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