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JOSEPH TURNER (1783-1865)

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szandi55
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Re: JOSEPH TURNER (1783-1865)

Post by szandi55 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:30 pm

Sorry Gary, re Joseph Alexander and Philip Turner.
Joseph Alexander and Jane Whitford had a son by the name of Arichbald b 1881. Archie married Eleanora Gauthier. They had a daughter named Georgina. Georgina was my grandmother. Georgina was born in 1905 in Fort Saskatchewan area. Georgina married Edward Robinson. They're 3rd child was Dorothy, my mother.

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Re: JOSEPH TURNER (1783-1865)

Post by gnstill » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:44 am

So your mother's maiden name was Dorothy ROBINSON. Is that correct?
What were Edward ROBINSON's origins?

szandi55
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Re: JOSEPH TURNER (1783-1865)

Post by szandi55 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:11 pm

Yes Dorothy Robinson. Mom was born in 1925, dad, Leslie was born in 1922. Both in Fort Saskatchewa. :?:
Georgina Robinson: Edward Robinson was one of 3 son's of Arthur Peter Robinson and Cecilia Skidmore. The family came to Alberta around 1899 from Bismarck ND. Some of my uncle's say Arthur was born in Nova Scotia, some say he was born in Ireland. I can find lots on Cecilia Skidmore but very little on Arthur. It seems like he just appeared.
Grandpa Robinson ( Edward) was born in 1893 in ND. Grandpa stated he came to Canada when he was 5. & There wasn't too much to see but trees. Grandpa lived into his 90's.
I wish I could find more out about him (Arthur) but I have exhausted all my resources.
Thanks for your comments. Your website has helped a lot. I feel like I know our family alittle better.

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Re: JOSEPH TURNER (1783-1865)

Post by minnepiper » Mon May 05, 2014 4:01 pm

I now have a paper trail listing my 3x great grandmother Elizabeth Turner as a daughter of Jospeh Turner. A sister Matilda Turner appears as living in her household on the 1871 census, and again as witness at a local baptism in 1876.

Well today I found Matilda's marriage cert on Ancestry.com and it does confirm her as born at Moose Factory and Parents Joseph and Emma Turner. <cheer!> So then if the documentation of Elizabeth marrying this Isbister guy is true, by mid 1840's she did have a second husband in Charles Roussain with whom she settled at Mamainse Harbour, Ontario and had a large family.

Also very convinced that this Emma Turner is not Emma Good. Emma Good is confirmed as marrying George Moore Jr. and having a brood of Moore children. By 1861 census the Moore's were also in the Mamainse area. These two familes inter-married in 1856. Emma Good Moore is listed on the 1881 census for Algoma District, I believe online sources say Emma Turner died June 23, 1875 at Moose Factory.

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Re: JOSEPH TURNER (1783-1865)

Post by gnstill » Tue May 06, 2014 7:02 am

Thanks very much Dan; good work! I have updated this Page accordingly.

Please tell us more about your own lineage down from Charles ROUSSAIN.

V~Walker
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Re: JOSEPH TURNER (1783-1865)

Post by V~Walker » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:55 am

Mr. Still, thank you to allowing me to become a member of Red River Ancestry. It's a veritable goldmine of historic and familial information, and much deserves recognition and appreciation from those whose ancestors are profiled herein.

Well, in regards to Joseph Turner.
I have a photocopy of a handwritten Register of Births for Joseph Sr. and Emma listing Joseph Sr. month and year of birth as June 1782, Emma, 1790, then 13 children ~ listing all children starting with child #1, Nancy (aka Hannah?) Turner, 24 Oct 1806 down to child #13, John 3 Feb 1842. Their 11th child, Jane 9 Apr 1835 who married Alexander MacLeod, were my great great grandparents.

If the copy of the Register of Births I was given is rightful and I have no reason to believe otherwise, then Joseph's birth should be listed as June 1782, rather than 1783 on the website. One can also then assume that Joseph was then conceived sometime during August/September of 1781 at Moose Fort yet unfortunately not present upon Joseph's birth in June 1782.

"A Country So Interesting", by Richard I. Ruggles, McGill-Queen's University Press 1991, Chapter 8, page 51, "In the next journey from 23 May to 2 August 1782, Turnor reached Abitibi and Kesagami lakes in spite of the "irreparable" loss of his sextant, when a canoe was swamped about ninety miles up the Abitibi River and the necessity of sending George Donald back to Moose to pick up replacement quadrants. ....In the autumn of 1782, he was appointed to a trading position and transferred as master to Wappiscogamy House, which had been renamed Brunswick House. He remained there or at Moose Factory until April 1784."

Thanks again for the opportunity to post here.

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Re: JOSEPH TURNER (1783-1865)

Post by Horsefly » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:36 pm

Just a note to say that I have received DNA results that connects me to WDM, a descendant of Jane Turner and Alexander McLeod. My connection is through Mary Turner and James Morrison. Jane and Mary were sisters and the daughters of Joseph Turner (1783-1865) and Emma Good. My great grandmother was Elizabeth (Lizzie) Parry (Morrison), the daughter of Mary Morrison (Turner) and James Morrison.

I am hopeful that I will make DNA connections to Philip Turnor (1751-1779) and descendants of Elizabeth Bear.

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