Turner Family Genealogy Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains genealogical information (photocopies only) about the Turner family of Snow Creek (Franklin County), Virginia. The majority of the collection consists of a 51-page collection of records assembled by Helen Turner under the title "The Turners of Snowcreek," containing genealogical research gleanings and charts, together with photocopies of military service records for Josiah Turner (71st Regiment, Virginia Militia) from the War of 1812; Meshach Turner (Company B, 57th Virginia Infantry) and Benjamin Franklin Belcher (Company C, 10th Virginia Cavalry) from the American Civil War (Confederate); and Claude S. Turner (Company A, 314th Machine Gun Battalion) from World War I. The collection also includes photocopies of two letters from Meshach Turner, Company E, 64th Virginia Militia, written in April, 1863. Also included are two pages of pencilled notes on the Meshack Turner line.
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Biographical / Historical
Meshack Turner, son of Josiah H. and Drucilla Price Philpott Turner, was born in Henry County, Virginia, on April 29, 1820. On September 1, 1842, he married Sarah Ann "Sally" Deshazo; the couple had seven children. During the American Civil War, he served in Company E, 64th Virginia Militia, and later in Company B, 57th Virginia Infantry. Meshack Turner died in Martinsville (Henry County), Virginia on August 11, 1877, and was buried in Turner Cemetery, Henry County. Among the children of Meshack and Sarah Ann Turner was Larkin Deshazo Turner (1859-1945).
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Genealogical information, consisting of photocopied documents, transcriptions, and notes, about the Turner family of Snow Creek (Franklin County), Virginia, including Meshack Taylor (1820-1877) of Company E, 64th Virginia Militia during the American Civil War.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Turner Family Genealogy Papers were donated to Special Collections and University Archives in 1994.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Turner Family Genealogy Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing and description of the Turner Family Papers commenced and was completed in October, 2023.
- Turner Family Papers, c.1987
- John M. Jackson
- 2023 (CC0 1.0)
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 2020-09-22: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
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