Thomas Turner was married to Hannah Carson.  After her death in 1844, he married Rachel Porter Cook.  -  AJT0516@aol.com

DR. HAMILTON B. TURNER, Butler County, was born December 1, 1821, in the south part of this county, where he has always resided. His father, Thomas Turner, was born near Harper's Ferry, Va., November 16, 1794. He was left an orphan in early life; was a soldier in the war of 1812, and was stationed in Baltimore; he removed to Zanesville, Ohio, in 1816, and two years later to Butler County. He labored 200 days for a young mare of common scrub stock; he leased and rented land for twelve years, at the end of which time, after a hard struggle, he purchased 256 acres of land, the same land he had improved, and where he died January 30, 1884. He was the son of William Turner, a native of Virginia, who started to Kentucky in 1796, and was supposed to have been murdered by the Indians, as he was never after heard of. Thomas Turner, the father of subject, married Hannah, the daughter of James B. Carson, of Harper's Ferry, born November 5, 1797, and died October 9, 1844. This union resulted in the following children: James W., subject, David C., John S., Benjamin P., Edward C., Susan M. (Smith), Mary (Caldwell), Robert H. and Elizabeth J. His second wife was Rachel P. Cook, who bore him two children - Eliza (Chandler) and Virginia (Pilcher). Dr. Hamilton B. Turner was married in October, 1843, to Mary C., daughter of David Parks of Logan County, born in 1826. To them have been born Mary H. (Lee),, Thomas D., George C., Calvin W., Cyrus F. and Joseph A. In 1840, Dr. Turner commenced the study of medicine, and soon after commenced practice, and has met with universal success. Dr. Turner is also a farmer, and has given his children a good start in the world financially. He has been an elder in the Presbyterian Church for thirty years. In politics he was an old line Whig and now votes with the Republican party. He is a zealous Prohibitionist - his father was the first man in his neighborhood to banish whisky [sic] from log-rollings, husking bees, etc. [whisky is the Scottish variation of whiskey]
Submitted by: Fran Osborn


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