Zadoc Turner

Male 1729 - 1819  (90 years)


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  • Name Zadoc Turner  [1
    Born 23 Feb 1729  Worcester County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Buried Oct 1819  Sparta Cemetery; Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 12 Oct 1819  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I732  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father Elisha Turner, Jr.,   b. 1697, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Carroll 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 ? Parker 
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sabra Hicks,   b. 1731 
    Children 
     1. Mary Turner,   b. 10 Mar 1763, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1850, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
     2. Philip Turner,   b. Sparta, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Henry Turner  [natural]
     4. Joshua Turner  [natural]
     5. Zadoc Turner  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F244  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary Anna Blizzard 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Turner,   b. Abt 1774, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1862, Putnam, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)  [natural]
     2. Ester Turner  [natural]
     3. Elizabeth Turner  [natural]
     4. Sabra Turner  [natural]
     5. Mary Turner,   d. 1850, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Ezekiah Turner,   b. Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1846, Monroe County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F250  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • - Zadoc fought in the Revolutionary War in the battles of Brandywine, Trenton, and Valley Forge. His regiment was at Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered to Washington. [Steve Turner, Fellow Researcher]

      - Zadoc and his family came to Savannah by ship from Chesapeake Bay. His daughter, Ester, died at sea and is buried at the Colonial Cemetery in Savannah. [Steve Turner, Fellow Researcher]

      - ..."Zadoc Turner, who was the ancestor of Dr. Turner of Atlanta, immigrated with his family in 1793 to the state of Georgia. They left Chesapeake Bay on a sailing vessel, and after a rough and stormy voyage were driven by strong winds to the West Indian Islands,
      and finally landed in Savannah. One of Zadoc Turner's daughters died on the voyage, and would have been buried at sea but for the strong objections made by her brothers. Instead, her body was placed in a cedar chest and preserved until the vessel reached Savannah, where she was buried in the colonial cemetery. From Savannah the Turner family took boats on the Savannah river for Augusta, whence they crossed the country and settled in Hancock county east of the Oconee river soon after the Indians had been removed to the west. They settled at Mount Zion and took up land and cleared it and began planting. They were pioneers of that section of the state.

      Zadoc Turner was a strong character. He was a soldier in the Continental army of the Revolutionary war, belonging to the Second Maryland Regiment, and took part in the battles of Brandy wine and Trenton, and in the compaigns around New York and Philadelphia. He was also at Valley Forge, and with the Continental army until the surrender of the British at Yorktown. Zadoc Turner died in 1820." From: A HISTORY OF SAVANNAH AND SOUTH GEORGIA BY WILLIAM HARDEN. VOLUME II ILLUSTRATED THE LEWIS PUBLISHING COMPANY CHICAGO AND NEW YORK. 1913

  • Sources 
    1. [S279] Steve Turner.
      Fellow Researcher