Sunday, July 18, 2010

Thomas Turney 1678-1761 Abigail Wells 1687

From Wikipedia:  On the morning of July 7, 1779, approximately 2,000 enemy troops landed on Fairfield Beach near Pine Creek Point and proceeded to invade the town. When they left the following evening, the entire town lay in ruins, burned to the ground as punishment for Fairfield's support of the rebel cause. Ten years later, President George Washington noted after traveling through Fairfield that "the destructive evidences of British cruelty are yet visible both in Norwalk and Fairfield; as there are the chimneys of many burnt houses standing in them yet.

So, when researching this family, remember some of them lived to see the Revolutionary War.  Keep in mind where they were or might have been during the turmoil and what information you might find in the military and town records.

Thomas Turney
Born 5 Jan 1678 Fairfield Township, Fairfield, Connecticut
Note: Fathers name in record spelled Beniamin
Parents: Benjamin Turney and Mary Rebecca Keeler
Married Abigail Wells 24 Nov 1709 Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
Will:  9 Apr 1756
Died 1761 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Sources
Birth: IGI Film 0002959 Batch 7450373
Note: Extraction of birth information from statewide indexes for Vermont and Connecticut. The actual town records may have more details.
Book:  History and Genealogy of the families of Old Fairfield page 622-623

Abigail Wells
Born abt 1687 Bridgeport, Connecticut
Parents Deacon Samuel Wells and Abigail Wheeler
Sources
Online Book:  Genealogical and family history of the state of Connecticut Volume 2, Part 2 By William Richard Cutter, Edward Henry Clement, Samuel Hart, Mary Kingsbury Talcott, Frederick Bostwick, Ezra S Stearns
Book:  History and Genealogy of the families of Old Fairfield

CHILDREN

Abigail Turney
Born 1711 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Married Nathaniel Whitehead abt 1740 Connecticut
Children: Elizabeth, Benjamin, Abigail, Eunice, Reuben
Died before her father - her children are mentioned in his will
Sources
Book:  History and Genealogy of the families of Old Fairfield p 622
Benjamin Turney
Born Jan 1713 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Married Eunice Lyon Oct 1740 Fairfield, Connecticut
Note: She died in 1744
Died 7 Mar 1755 Greenfield, Connecticut
Sources
Book:  History and Genealogy of the families of Old Fairfield p 622
Elizabeth Turney
Born 1715 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Married William Osborn 7 Nov 1733 Connecticut
Children: Dorothy, Hezekiah, William, Isaac
Died 16 Feb 1741
Sources
Book:  History and Genealogy of the families of Old Fairfield p 622
Rebecca Turney
Born 4 Aug 1717 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Married Elnathan Sturgis 14 Mar 1733
Children: Joel, Samuel, Abigail, Ebenezer, Elizabeth, Elnathan, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Rebecca, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Nehemiah, Elizabeth
Sources
Book:  History and Genealogy of the families of Old Fairfield p 622
*Thomas Turney
Born 1719 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Married Martha Lyon 28 Dec 1746 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Children: David, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Eunice, Thomas, Hannah, Martha, Sally, Jemima
Died: 21 Jan 1783 Connecticut
Sources

Online Book:  Lyon Memorial:  Families of Connecticut and New Jersey by Louise Lyon Johnson, Samuel R. Winnans (Jr.) page 270


Book:  History and Genealogy of the Old Families of Fairfield  Vol 1 page 976
Book:  History and Genealogy of the families of Old Fairfield p 623
Samuel Turney
Born 1721 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Married Mary Baker 5 Nov 1750 Westport, Connecticut
Children: Abigail, Samuel, Mary
Died 27 Aug 1777 Greenfield, Connecticut
Sources
Book:  History and Genealogy of the families of Old Fairfield p 622
Sarah Turney
Born 1723 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Married Peter Bulkley 1 Jan 1741 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Children: Elizabeth, Andrew, Peter, Aaron, Sarah, Gershom, Turney, Nathan
Died abt 1757
Sources
Book:  History and Genealogy of the families of Old Fairfield p 622
Jemima Turney
Born 1725 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Married Nehemiah Barlow 25 Jan 1751
Children:  Jemima, Mehitable
Died pre-1759, her children are mentioned in her father's will
Sources
Book:  History and Genealogy of the families of Old Fairfield p 622
Ann Turney
Born 1727 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Married John Olmstead Jr
Sources
Book:  History and Genealogy of the families of Old Fairfield p 622

5 comments:

  1. I'm a descendant of Elizabeth Turney and William Osborn! Thank you for providing this info. I also enjoy reading about the other family members!
    C. Dean, Palm Desert, CA

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    1. If you have more information you'd like to share on your branch of this family tree, my email address is michelleterickson@gmail.com

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  2. I also have Sturgis ancestors as well as Bulkey and Wheeler...we are probably 13th cousins!

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  3. I'm still working on it...I'm going to bookmark your page so I can get back to you. Interesting how the Osborns married into certain lines...Sturgis, Bulkeley, Wheeler all intersect my Osborn lines at different times...also Jelliff. The Jelliff family intermarried at a couple of different times. Osborns also married into the Hickok line and that's where they got the house in New Canaan.

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