5000£ old tenor due from her husband to me by bond. I also give
to said daughter 333£ 6s 8d, which her said husband hath already
received by bond from Perez Tilson, which was a debt originally due
to me from said Tilson. I give unto my granddaughter, Euth Wall,
the lot of land and dwelling house thereon standing which I bought
of Capt. Charles Dyer, dec'd, situated in Plymouth. I give unto my
son, John Murdock, all the rest of my estate, after legacies are paid,
both real and personal of what nature or quality, the same is whether
moneys due to me by book, bond, mortgages or any other way.
I appoint my trusty friends, Edward Winslow and George Watson,
Esq., and my son, John Murdock, to be exers. Feb. 7, 1756.
Wit. John Murdock.
Lazerus Lebaron, (Copy.)
Settlement with widow:
Eec'd April 6, 1756, 900£ 19s 7d of George Watson, Esq., and John
Murdock, Esq., exers. of the last will of my husband, John Murdock,
Esq., late of Plymouth, together with 5£ 00s 5d, which is in full.
Wit. : Phebe Murdock.
July 4, 1791, Vol. 27, page 526:
In the will of John Murdock, Sr., Edward Winslow, George Wat-
son and John Murdock, Jr., were appointed exers. Edward Winslow
refused and has since died. George Watson refused to act any fur-
ther and has since died, and John Murdock soon died. Francis
Shurtleff was appointed and died. Bond 400£, Kenelem Clapp and
Seth Cobb. Dec. 5, 1834, Judge Wilkes Wood appointed Calvin
Murdock of Middleboro, Mass., to settle estates of John Murdock,
Sr., and John Murdock, Jr. Bonds $2000, John Bent, Wm. Mur-
dock, Luther Murdock and Ebenezer Dunham, sureties.
Plymouth deeds :
March 11, 1696-7. Measured and bounded out unto Mr. John
Mordo (Murdock). A parsell of land which sd. Mordo bought of
Major Bradford over the street to the westward of Ephraim Code's
shopp, and begining at the corner of the street against sd. Coole's
shop and there bounded with a stone set into the ground, and from
sd, stone to extend northwestward along the street, six pole, and
there bounded with a heap of stones and thence rainging southwest-
ward six pole and there bounded with a heap of stones, and from
thence rangeing eastward to the lane side and there bounded with
490 TILSON GENEALOGY.
a heap of stones a little above sd. Mordow's shopp and from thence
ranging down sd. lane six poles to the boundry first above name,
bounded out as above, on the day and year above mentioned.
For Thomas Faunce,
Surveyor to the Town of 'Plynioutli.
This lot was on the cor. of Main and Town Square, and was sold
to John Murdock, Sr., by William, son of Gov. Bradford. The black-
smith shop of Ephraim Cole was on the corner of Main and Leyden
streets, and may now be seen in the rear of former express office of
Harvey W. Weston. More recently occupied as a bakery shop.
Know all men by these presents that we, James Sproat of Taun-
ton, in the County of Bristol, Esq., and William Porter, gentlemen,
and Zachariah Porter, trader, both of Middleboro, in the County of
Plymouth, for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dol-
lars, to us in hand before the ensealing hereof paid by Joseph Tilson
of Carver, in s'd County of Plymouth, the receipt whereof we do
hereby acknowledge, to give, grant, sell and convey unto the said
Joseph Tilson, his heirs and assigns forever, a certain lot of land
containing one hundred aci^s, more or less, situated in a place called
No. 1, in the County of Cumberland, being lot No. 6 in the seventh
range of lots in the tract of land bought by s'd Sprout, Isaac Tomson,
William Tomson and Joshua Eddy, of the Commonwealth of Massa-
chusetts. To have and to hold s'd granted premises to him the sd
Joseph, his heirs and assigns, forever, and we do covenant with the
s'd Joseph and his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns for
ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, that we are law-
fully seized in fee of the premises, that we have good right and law-
ful authority to sell and convey the same as aforesaid, that we will
warrent and defend the same to him in the manner aforesaid against
the lawful claims of all persons. (See page 249.)
Witness our hand and seal this sixth day of June, in the year of
our Lord eighteen hundred and three :
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of
Enoch Brown, James Sprout,
Ppiil H. Washburn, William Porter,
Edward Sparrow, Zachariah Porter.
Jonathan Porter. (Copy.)
Bristol, ss.. May 6, 1803. Personally appeared James Sprout, sub.
to the above instrument and acknowledged the same to be his act
and deed, before Seth Padelford, J. P.
Plymouth, ss., Aug. 29, 1803. Appeared William Porter and
Zacheriah Porter and acknowledged before Noah Bennett, J. P.
Rec'd Deem. 7, 1804, and recorded from the original.
Elias Merrill, Regr.
Book 43, page 515.
TILSON GENEALOGY. 491
Back of letter address : Postage 25 cents.
To Mr. John Tilson, Carver, County of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Point Harrner, Ohio, Dec. 31.
Marietta, December 28th, 1817.
Dear Father and Mother & Friends :
I here sit down to write a few lines to you to inform you that we
have got here with much fatigue, and it took a great while, for we
took the worst time we could have had for we was all over in mud
sometimes, and the road through pensylvana for three hundred miles
was such, but we got to pitsburg and stoped there and finally made a
boat to go down by water and set off now I found this to be much
the easiest and least expense. Then I found we had missed the way,
for we might have gone to the head of Allegany river. We might
got here with half the time and expense. The boats the family ga
down the river in are twelve feet wide and about twenty-five and
from forty feet in length, and three or four familys will go down
the river in them. The current generally sets them fifty miles in a
day if the weather is good, but we got here well and found our
Brother and his family enjoying the same blessing. They remember
there love to you all. I know but little about the country yet but
I will state the particulars at some future time, but what I have
seen I like very well. The town of Marietta is a handsome settle-
ment and good regulations and clever civil people. I have no more
to write and must subscribe
TURNER, WINSLOW, STURTEVANT, KEITH
Ancestors of Almira Keith (Turner) Tilson.
Of i^orman-French origin. Was in England as early as 1067, date
of the Norman Conquest, when "Le Sire de-Tourneur" accompanied
King William in his expedition.
Humphrey^ Turner, born in England, probably Devonshire, and
sailed perhaps from Holland with his family, arriving in Plymouth,
jST. E.. 1628. He was a tanner. A house lot was assigned to him
in 1629 in Scituate, and built a house in which he probably lived
in 1633. His wife, Lydia Gamer, was born in England and died be-
fore 1673, in Scituate, X. E. Humphrey Turner was among the
earliest and most efficient in the settlement of Scituate. He repre-
sented the town several years as deputy to the General Court. Was
a commissioner, constable, etc. He was possessed of that Judgment,
discretion, energy and perseverance of character, which eminently
fitted him to be one of the pioneers in beginning and carrying for-
ward a new settlement. He died in Scituate in 1673.
Their Children :
John Turner, b. about 1622, perhaps in Holland; m. Mary Brewster,
Nov. 12, 1645. He was living in Scituate in 1683.
John Turner, b. 1624-5 (Young Son John, so-called) ; m. Ann James,
Daniel Turner, b. 1627.
Lydia Turner, b. ; bp. Feb. 17, 1629-30, at Little Baddoe, Co.
Thomas Turner, b. 1632, in Plymouth, K. E.
Mary Turner, b. ; bp. Jan. 25, 1634, at Scituate, N. E.
Joseph Turner, b. ; bp. Jan. 1, 1636, at Scituate, N. E.
Nathaniel Turner, b. ; bp. March 10, 1638-9, at Scituate, N. E.
John Turner^, (Humphrey^) son of Humphrey and Lydia
(Gamer) Turner, b. 1624-5; m. Ann James, April 25,' 1649. He d.
•at Scituate, 1687. They lived northeast of Hicks' swamp, south of
Japheth Turner, b. Feb. 9, 1650, in Scituate, N. E. ; m. Hannah
Ann Turner, b. Feb. 23, 1652, in Scituate, N. E. ; m. Joseph Greene.
Israel Turner, b. Feb. 14, 1654, in Scituate, N. E.; m. Sarah Stock-
TILSON GENEALOGY. 493
Miriam Turner, b. April 8, 1658, in Scituate, N. E. ; m. Nathan
Sarah Turner, b. July 25, 1665, in Scituate, N. E.; m. Ichabod Hol-
Jacob Turner, b. Mar. 10, 1667, in Scituate, N. E.; m. Jane Yining.
David Turner, b. Nov. 5, 1670, in Scituate, N. E. ; m. Elizabeth
Phillip Turner, b. Aug. 18, 1673, in Scituate, N. E.; m. Elizabeth
Ichabod Turner, b. April 9, 1676, in Scituate, N. E.
Japheth Turner^', (John^, Humphrey^) son of John and Ann
(James) Turner, b. Feb. 9, 1650; m. Hannah Hudson in Duxbury,
(now Pembroke, Mass.). She was dau. of John and Ann (Rogers)
Hudson, b. about 1660. He d. 1690, age 40.
Ann Turner, b. Aug. 18, 1679, in Duxbury, Mass.; m. Thomas Bick-
Joshua Turner, b. Ap'l 9, 1681, in Duxbury, Mass.
Japheth Turner, b. Jan. 4, 1683, in Duxbury, Mass.; m. Hannah
Euth Turner, b. March 19, 1685, in Duxbury, Mass.; m. Thomas
Prince and Clark.
Widow Hannah Turner and son Joshua, deeded 20th lot in Ma-
jors' Purchase to John Pierce, June 28, 1714, now known as Elijah
Damon place, south part of Hanson, Mass.
Joshua Turner"*, (Japeth^, John^, Humphrey^) son of Japheth
and Hannah (Hudson) Turner, b. Ap'l 9, 1681; m. Mary Perry,
dau. of Henry and Susanna Perry of Pembroke, Mass. He d.
July 24, 1728, age 47. She d. Jan. 30, 1748.
Ann Turner, b. Jan. 28, 1710-11.
John Turner, b. Dec. 25, 1712; m. Mary Eandall.
Joshua Turner, b. Dec. 11, 1714.
Mary Turner, b. Mar. 3, 1717.
' Jesse Turner, b. Feb. 10, 1718-19 ; d. May 2, 1720.
Rebecca Turner, b. May 2, 1721; d. Dec. 27, 1723.
Hannah Turner, b. Mar. 14, 1723.
From Pembroke Records :
Joshua Turner for work on the highway in the year 1723, 03£, 16s,
Joshua Turner for seven days' works on highway in year 1723,
01£, 8s, OOd.
Joshua Turner^, (Joshua^, Japheth^, John^, Humphrey^) son of
Joshua and Mary (Perry) Turner, b. Dec. 11, 1714; m. Jan. 28,
494 TILSON GENEALOGY.
1731, Sarah Winslow of Scitiiate, Mass., by Rev. Daniel Lewis of
Pembroke. She was b. in Swansey, Mass., Ap'l 13, 1716, dau. of
John and Mary Winslow of Wareham, Mass. They lived in
Pembroke, near Furnace Pond on Mattakeesett St., westerly from
Charles Drake's, and between the street and pond. He was a shoe-
maker. They moved to a place east of little Sandy Bottom Pond,
know as the Benj. Bearse place, since. She was found dead leaning
over the well curb, Sept. 7, 1795. He d. July 16, 1796.
Ann Turner, b. Aug. 3, 1731, in Pembroke, Mass.
Sarah Turner, b. Jan. 2, 1733, in Pembroke, Mass.
Alice Turner, b. Nov. 20, 1736, in Pembroke, Mass.
Joshua Turner, b. Mar. 6, 1738-9 in Pembroke, Mass.
Jesse Turner, b. May 14, 1714, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. Bathshebee
Lapham of Pembroke, Mass.
Joseph Turner, b. Feb. 6, 1748-9, in Pembroke, Mass.; d. April 24,
1770, age 25 (gravestone.)
Book 13, Page 95, Reg. of Deeds, Plymouth :
Wid. Hannah Turner, Duxbury, for 5£, pd by Joshua Turner, her
son, of Dux. sells to liim one half share in 7th lot of Cedar Swamp in
Majors' Purchase, 22 May, 1702.
Book 39, Page 246 :
Natli'l Keen, Pembroke, to Joshua Turner of Pembroke, half share
of 67 lot in upper div. of Marshfield commons, Ap'l 1, 1746.
Same book and page :
Isaac Tubbs to Joshua Turner for 200£, upland and meadow in Pem-
broke; 20 acres at road crossing Herring brook. Was formerly Isaac
Stetson's, and running to path near mill ; then as path runs to Hobo-
mack Pond, until it comes to brook with buildings, fences, etc., ad-
joining Timothy Stetson's land, Ap'l 25, 1742.
Book 13, Page 96 :
Joseph Rogers conveys to Joshua Turner for 8,£ one moiety or half
part of two lots, 20 and 44 in Majors' Purchase, 20th lot near
Indian Head Pond; thirty-five acres; the other is 25 acres in lot 44
adjacent to 7th lot of Great Cedar Swamp, Majors' Purchase, the
whole about 60 acres, July 2, 1708.
Same Book and page :
John Wadsworth to Joshua Turner for 21£ in the 60th lot, common
lands of Duxbury, laid out in 1710, one half of whole of certain lot in
Pembroke, is one of the 40 acre lots, beginning at Pudding brook, near
John McFarlin's meadow, N. 43 degrees R., N. 34 degrees, 20 min-
utes W., S. 50 degrees W. to brook, then to first mentioned.
Joshua Turner^, (Joshua^, Joshua'*, Japheth^ John^, Hum-
phrey^) son of Joshua and Sarah (Winslow) Turner, b. Mar. 6,
1738-9; m. June 23, 1761, Betsey Bowker of Pembroke, Mass. He
lived in a house near the stone wall of the road on the south side of
TILSON GENEALOGY. 495
the Widow (Celia) Leavitt hill. He afterwards built the house on the
north side of the road. Now standing (1897) at the foot of the hill.
He d. Jan. 3, 1816, age 77. His wife d. Aug. 7, 1815, age 80.
Their Children :
Betsey Turner, b. Feb. 16, 1763, in Pembroke, Mass.
Winslow Turner, b. 1764, in Pembroke, Mass.
Joshua Turner, b. Nov. 24, 1765, in Pembroke, Mass.
Deborah Turner, b. Sept. 7, 1767, in Pejnbroke, Mass.
Celia Turner, b. 1771, in Pembroke, Mass.; d. in infancy.
Joseph Turner, b. Nov. 2, 1773, in Pembroke, Mass.
Ezekiel Turner, b. Dec. 7, 1776, in Pembroke, Mass.; went to sea;
Thomas Turner, b. Aug. 24, 1778, in Pembroke, Mass.
Celia W. Turner, b. Feb. 14, 1781, in Pembroke, Mass.
From Pembroke Records :
Eichard Buker and Mary Bates, both of Scituate; m. Nov. 2, 1725.
A second wife, Sarah, d. Nov. 10, 1750. Richard, Jr., d. Jan. 19,
Thomas Turner'^, (Joshua^, Joshua^, Joshua"*, Japheth^, John^,
Humphrey^) son of Joshua and Betsey (Bowker) Turner, b. Aug. 24,
1778; m. Mercy (Parris) Sturtevant, May 30, 1802 (by John Turner
J. P.) She was dau. of Benjamin and Melicent (Keith) Parris of
Pembroke, Mass., b. Sept. 18, 1768; d. April 11, 1845. He was a shoe-
maker and Justice of the Peace more than forty years. He built a
house near Silver Lake about 1804, where nearly all the children were
born; d. Feb. 12, 1862, in the house he built.
Winslow Turner, b. Sunday, Dec. 12, 1802, in Pembroke, Mass.
Almira Keith Turner, b. Tuesday, June 19, 1804, in Pembroke, Mass. ;
m. Elisha W. Tilson. (See page 257.)
Ezekiel Cushing Turner, b. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1805, in Pembroke,
Marina Andrews Turner, b. Saturday, July 11, 1807, in Pembroke,
Mercy Parris Turner, b. Saturday, Feb. 4, 1809, in Pembroke, Mass.
Winslow Turner b. Dec. 12, 1802, was son of Thomas and Mercy
(Parris) Turner of Pembroke, Mass. At the age of 15 he taught the
district school at Eel River, Plymouth, from there he went to Duxbury
to teach. During vacation he worked in the woolen mill at Shep-
herd's factory, North Pembroke, and studied Latin with Dr. Bowen
Barker of Hanson, Mass. From 1821 to 1827 he taught school in
Hingham, Mass., and afterwards at Marblehead. From there he went
to Providence, R. I., and studied law. Dec. 13, 1828, he enlisted in
t-:e army at Fort Independence, Boston, Mass. His cousin, Alexander
406 TILSON GENEALOGY.
Parris, iJaid five hundrt'd dollars for his discharge, Feb. 17, 1830.
Aug. 13, 1830, he again enlisted, and was sent to Fort Leavenworth,
then Missouri territory. The commander soon found that he was an
educated person and offered to get him from the army by procuring
a substitute, if he would teach his children. He accepted and was
discharged April 1, 1833. At that time there were no schools in that
part of the territory. He afterwards located at Platte, Clay Co.; be-
came P. M., and studied law; moved to Plattsburg, Mo., about 1840.
He was clerk of the courts Of Clinton Co., seventeen years. In 1856
was appointed one of the board of visitors to "West Point, N, Y., where
he became acquainted with Gen. E. E. Lee. Was appointed by James
Buchanan, Register of Public Lands in Missouri. He was in the
Missouri Legislature at the beginning of the Civil War, 1861, going
with the State Militia into the Confederate Army, and became Di-
vision Inspector, receiving injuries by falling from his horse, soon re-
tired from the service. He was not allowed to remain at his home in
Mo., and came to Massachusetts until the close of the war. Then
returned to Plattsburg, Mo., and formed the law firm of Turner, Por-
ter & Turner. He m. Miss Sarah Palmer in Missouri, who died Oct.
3, 1840; he m. 2d Miss Emily Pollard of Vermont. He d. at Platts-
burg, Mar. 5, 1874. She d. April, 1874.
Alexander Parris Turner, b. Aug. 14, 1842, in Plattsburg, Mo. d.
Edward Winslow Turner, b. Nov. 26, 1845, in Plattsburg, Mo.
Florence May Turner, b. Sept. 23, 1848, in Plattsburg, Mo.; m.
Virgil P. Porter.
Humphrey Turner, b. June 25, 1851, in Plattsburg, Mo.; d. July 24,
EzEKiEL C. Turner^, (Thomas^, Joshua^, Joshua^, Joshua^
Japheth^, John^, Humphrey^) son of Thomas and Mercv (Parris-
Sturtevant) Turner, b. Oct. 16, 1805; m. Pella Perkins of Phanouth;
b. Dec. 24, 1807. -He was a merchant in Plymouth more than forty
years, and one of the selectman of the town many years. He d. Oct.
12, 1885. She d. Ap'l 25, 1894; buried at Slimmer Street Cemetery.
Mary Cushing Turner, b. Dec. 12, 1828, in Plymouth, Mass. She m.
Augustus Pobbins, b. 1821; d. 1901. She d. 1901.
Marina A. Turner^, (Thomas' , Joslma**, Josliua^, Joshua'*,
Japheth^, John^, Humphrey^) dau. of Thomas and Mercy (Parris-
Sturtevant) Turner, b. July 11, 1807; m. Ap'l 11, 1830, Isaiah Bearce
of Hanson, Mass. He was b. Nov. 1, 1801 ; d. Jan. 6, 1883. She d.
Oct. 29, 1888, in Hanson.
Sophronia P. Bearce, b. Nov. 10, 1830, in Hanson, Mass.; m. E. N.
TILSON GENEALOGY. 497
William W. Bearce, b. July 23, 1833, in Hanson, Mass.; m.
Millie K. Bearce, b. Dec. 23, 1834, in Hanson, Mass.; m. G. E.
Marina W. T. Bearce, b. Nov. 24, 1836, in Hanson, Mass.; m. A.
Virgil P. Bearce, b. Sept. 17, 1839, in Hanson, Mass.; d. Nov. 18,
Virgil D. P. Bearce, b. Mar. 16, 1841, in Hanson, Mass.; m. Ellen
Chloe W. Bearce, b. Feb. 8, 1843, in Hanson, Mass. ; m. J. Perkins.
Maria A. Bearce, b. Nov. 10, 1847, in Hanson, Mass. ; m. M. Josselyn.
Mercy P. Turner^, (Thomas'^, Joshua^, Joshua^, Joshua^,
Japheth^, John^, Humphrey^) dan. of Thomas and Mercy (Parris-
Stnrtevant) Turner, b. Feb. 4, 1809; m. Ap'l 3, 1832, Hector Monroe
of Halifax, Mass. He was b. Nov. 13, 1805 ; d. July 21, 1890. She
d. Feb. 22, 1881.
John M. Monroe, b. Sept. 12, 1851, in Pembroke, Mass. He m.
Nellie (Pond) Spects, Ap'l, 1890; she d. Oct. 1, 1901 fe 50. He m.
2d Mrs. Minnie M. Peck of Denver, Col., Ap'l 19, 1906, at Denver.
Betsey Turner^, (Joshua^, Joshua^, Joshua^, Japheth^, John^,
Humphrey!) ^^^_ Qf Joshua and Betsey (Bowker) Turner, b. Feb. 16,
1763; m. Jacob Peterson of Duxbury, Mass. She d. Nov. 28, 1833;
Jacob Peterson, b. ; lost at sea.
Betsey Peterson, b. ; m. John Lewis; no children.
Turner Peterson, b. ; m. Polly Parwin.
Sophia Peterson, b. Nov. 18, 1790, in Duxbury, Mass.; m. Benj.
Bearce, Jr., March 12, 1811.
Martin L. Peterson, b.
David Peterson, b. ; unm. ; d.
Simeon Peterson, b. ; m. Sally Mills; no children.
Turner Peterson^, (Betsey'^, Joshua^, Joshua^, Joshua*, Japh-
eth^, John2, Humphrey^) son of Jacob and Betsey (Turner) Peter-
son^ b. ; m. Polly Parwin of .
David Peterson, b.
Edward Peterson, b.
Danforth Peterson, b.
Sophia Peterson, b. , in Duxbury, Mass.
Mary Peterson, b.
498 TILSON GENEALOGY.
Sophia Peterson^, (Betsey'^, Joshua*', Joshua^, Joshua^, Japh-
eth^, John^, Humphrey^) dau. of Jacob and Betsey (Turner) Peter-
son, b. Nov. 18, 1790; m. Benjamin Bearce, Jr., of Pembroke, Mass.,
March 12, 1811. He was b. Sept. IG, 1787; d. Nov. 15, 1863. She
d. June 11, 1875.
Sopliia Bearce, b. 1812, in Pembroke, Mass.; d. 1823.
George W. Bearce, b. Dec. 30, 1814, in Pembroke, Mass.; m.
Maria P. Bearce, b. March 5, 1816, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. Joseph
Eeed. She d. 1891.
Nancy B. Bearce, b. Dec. 26, 1820, in Rochester, Mass.; m. Phillip
Tew, James Eeed and Sam'l Niles.
Benjamin H. Bearce, b. July 22, 1822, in Hanson, Mass.; m. Polly
Bourne of Hanson, Mass.
Sophia D. K. Bearce, b. June 9, 1828, in Pembroke, Mass. ; m. Al-
fred Howe and George Monroe.
Martin L. Peterson^, (Betsey''', Joshua^, Joshua^, Joshua-*. Japh-
eth^, John^, Humphrey^ son of Jacob and Betsey (Turner) Peter-
son, b. ; m. Eliza Willard.
Eliza Peterson, b.
Alonzo Peterson, b.
Harry Peterson, b.
George Peterson, b.
Caroline Peterson, b.
WiNSLOW Turner'^, (Joshua*^, Joshua^, Joshua'*, Japheth^, John^,
Humphrey^) son of Joshua and Betsey (Bowker) Turner, b. 1764;
m. Mary Standish. He m. 2d Cottle.
Winslow Turner, b.
Sally Turner, b.
Miles Turner, b.
Elias Turner, b.
Deborah Turner, b.
Joshua Turner'^, (Joshua^', Joshua^, Joshua^, Japheth^, John^,
Humphrey') son of Josluui and Betsey (Bowker) Turner, b. Nov.
24, 1765; m. Hannah Simmons of Duxbury, Mass. He d. July 11,
1851, age 84. She d. Dec. 28, 1853, age 82.
Seth Simmons Turner, b. Nov., 1794, in Pembroke, Mass.; d. Oct.,
Thomas Jefferson Turner, b. March 31, 1805, in Pembroke, Mass.
TILSON GENEALOGY. 499
Thomas J. Turner'^, (Joshua'^, Joshua*^, Joshua^, Joshua^, Japh-
eth^, John^, Humphrey^) son of Joshua and Hannah (Simmons)
Turner, b. March 31, 1805; m. Mary Bearce of Pembroke, Mass.,
Dec. 10, 1854, dau. of Simeon Bearce. She was b. 1813; d. Nov. 29,
1890. He was a nail maker and worked in factories at Weymouth,
Duxbury and Plymouth. Was very ingenious, and rendered import-
ant service to Samuel Loring in his works at the two latter places.
He d. at Pembroke, Dec. 13, 1894.
Otis Thomas Turner, b. Feb. 1, 1856, in Pembroke, Mass.; d. June
*Joshua Turner and wife, Thomas J. and wife and son are buried
at Pembroke Center Cem.
Deborah Turner'*', (Joshua^, Joshua^, Joshua^, Japheth^, John^,
Humphrey^) dau. of Joshua and Betsey (Bowker) Turner, b. Sept.
7, 1767; m. Isaac Soper, March, 1794. He was b. June 8, 1765;
resided in Hanson, Mass. ; d. April, 1846 ; he was son of * Alexander
and Mary (Cox) Soper. Mrs. Deborah Soper d. Jan. 23, 1841. That
part of Pembroke where the children were b. as given below, was in-
corporated Hanson in 1820.
Sally Soper, b. Jan. 1, 1795, in Pembroke, Mass.
Isaac Soper, b. March 11, 1796, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. Jane Terry,
Feb. 8, 1821.
Heman Soper, b. Dec. 4, 1797, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. Sarah T.
Sale, April 13, 1826.
Mary Soper, b. Oct. 30, 1799, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. Daniel Hart-
well, Sept., 1821, and Eden Weston, 1847.
Deborah Soper, b. March 30, 1801, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. Cephas
Bonney, July 24, 1824.
Abigail C. Soper, b. Nov. 30, 1802, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. Caleb
Lapham, Nov. 2, 1834.
Joseph E. Soper, b. May 4, 1804, in Pembroke, Mass. ; m. Adaline
Sprague, April 23, 1831, and 2d Elizabeth Poison, Jan. 3,
Jeremiah Soper, b. Dec. 6, 1805, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. Mary B.
Hayward, Oct. 23, 1842.
Lucy Soper, b. Oct. 24, 1807, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. Wilkes Dary,
Feb. 3, 1833.
Elizabeth A. Soper, b. Jan. 2, 1810, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. John B.
Chandler, March 13, 1834.
William Soper, b. Nov. 3, 1812, in Pembroke, Mass.; d. Oct. 14, 1817.
Martha Soper, b. July 14, 1815, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. Obediah
Sampson, Nov. 8, 1835.
*Children of Alexander and Mary (Cox) Soper of Pembroke,
Mass. (now Hanson, 1904).
500 TILSON GENEALOGY.
Alexander Soper, b. April 10, 1750; m. Lucy Stetson of Peru, Nov.
Mary Soper, b. April 26, 1752; m. Sam'l Bonney, Dec. 24, 1779.
Nathaniel Soper, b. Dec. 15, 1757.
Betsey Soper, b. Nov. 28, 1760; ni. Sam'l Ramsdell, Jr., of Pembroke,
Dec. 25, 1776.
Isaac Soper, b. June 8, 1765; m. Deborah Turner of Pembroke, 1794.
Deborah Soper, b. June 4, 1769; m. Elijah Damon, March 29, 1790.
He d. Nov. 15, 1811, age 43. She m. 2d Joseph Barstow.
She d. Jan. 25, 1830.
Eli Soper, b. Feb. 7, 1778.
Isaac Soper^, (Deborah'^, Joshua^, Joshua^, Joshua"*, Japheth^,
John-, Humphrey^) son of Isaac and Deborah (Turner) Soper, b.
March 11, 1796; m. Jane Terry of Granville, S. C, Feb. 8, 1821.
Moved to Indiana.
Mary H. Soper, b. Nov. 25, 1821; d. 1842.
Nathaniel Soper, b. March 14, 1824; d. 1852.
Thomas T. Soper, b. May 6, 1827; d. 1854.