J. N. Turner

J. N. Turner

From History of Tennessee From the Earliest Time to The Present
Goodspeed Publishing Co.
Nashville, TN

Retyped for the page by Eileen McCarey

J. N. Turner, an enterprising farmer and stock raiser of District No. 11 in Sumner County, is a son of Nelson B. and Elizabeth (Bunton) Turner and was born in Sumner County in 1839, being the youngest of seven children, three sons and two daughters surviving, and all living in Sumner County. The father was born in Virginia in 1797, and came to Sumner County with his parents when only nine years old, and was one of the pioneers of the county. He was married at the age of twenty-six and died May 31, 1874. He was colonel of the militia during the muster, and a farmer by occupation and a member of the Christian Church. The mother was born in Sumner County in 1805 and died in June, 1842. Our subject was raised at home and educated at Rural Academy. In May, 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate Army in Company I, Second Tennessee Infantry, under Gen. Bate, and served in the Virginia campaign and was in the first battle of Bull Run. In February, 1862, he re-enlisted for the war and entered the Army of the Tennessee, was in the battles of Shiloh and at Perryville, Ky., where he received a severe wound in his left leg, that caused its amputation a few days after. He remained with a private family in Kentucky for some time, and as then in prison in Camp Butler until he recovered, when he was placed in the quartermaster's department, where he remained until the war closed, when he returned home after four years' gallant service. October 17, 1865, he married Miss Pattie, daughter of David P. and Alice Bullock, of Sumner County, formerly of Kentucky, where she was born in 1844. They have three sons and three daughters: James E., Erskine B., Alice B., Pattie B., Anna H. and David Bullock. Mr. Turner first located on a farm on Cumberland River in the Third District, but in 1875 moved to his present farm that consists of 343 acres of Sumner County's best land, eight miles northeast of Gallatin; he also owns 462 acres in the Third District. He is one of the most extensive land owners and enterprising farmers in the county, and is a man that exerts a good influence. He is an enthusiastic Democrat and cast his first presidential vote for John C. Breckinridge in 1860. Mr. and Mrs. Turner are active and faithful members of the Christian Church

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