In 1812, John C. TURNLEY joined Capt. Kennedy's unit. After
his service was over he returned to the French Broad Settlement.
John Cunningham TURNLEY operated a carpenter shop in the Willow
section of present day Overton County, TN for a brief time before
the War of 1812. He joined Capt. Kennedy's unit and went to Nashville
to join up with General Jackson's advance to the south.
After his service time was up, he returned home stopping at the
home of his aunt, Arabella Cunningham WINTON, and her husband,
the Rev. John WINTON at Roane County, TN. While there he completed
He continued to his the home of his parents, George and Charlotte
Cunningham TURNLEY at the Oak Grove Community in the French Broad
Settlement at presentday Jefferson County, TN. John C. TURNLEY
married Mahala TAYLOR in Jefferson County and continued his families
successful businesses and became an elected offical. His son,
Parmenus Taylor TURNLEY graduated from the U.S. Millitary Academy
at West Point, NY and later became a Judge in Chicago, Ill.
Other relatives of John C. TURNLEY who lived in Overton County
Mary Polly Graham Sehorn WALKER and her descendants - Her
mother was a sister to John C. TURNLEY's father, George TURNLEY.
The WINTON's of Overton County who were from the French Broad