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BLACK LOYALISTS CARTER & TURNER HALIFAX PRESTON

Hi Lisa,

Thank you very much for your reply. I have found a lot of information on my great grandparents, John Henry Carter and Marguerite (Margaret) Turner in Nova Scotia. There are several people that I want to learn more about and was hoping that you may be able to help me, before I list all of what I have found on the Turners and Carters, thus far. The information that I have posted below are from the 1881 Canadian Census, which is from www.familysearch.org
Samuel Turner Sen., age 55 is my great great grandfater, Margaret Turner is my great grandmother, age 13, which I have a copy of her death certificate from Boston, MA, which lists Samuel as her father. Her birth place and birth date supports this. Now, I have several questions:

Jacob Turner is listed as the head of household in the second family listed below. Is he a brother of Samuel Turner SEN.

Samuel Turner SEN was living in Preston, Halifax and Jacob Tuner was living in Barrington, Shelburne

There is an elderly lady Sarah Thompson, 95 years old, living with Jacob Turner. Was she Jacob Turner and Samuel Turner's mother.

There is a Samuel JR., born in the USA, listed in the third family, was this a son or brother or any relationship to Samuel, whom was born in Nova Scotia.

Who was Sarah Thompson, was she married a second, third time, due to the Thompson name. I had located a Sarah Middleton, married to John Turner on November 22, 1814, Halifax, Nova Scotia. I located this information on the Nova Scotia Vital Records. Were these people black and could this have been Sarah Thompson. I am somewhat confused. I have found the Carters and have traced them to the USA, which I am still researching, But, have not been able to trace the Turners, I have found land grants, etc., which appear to be at the locations that the Carter's were living and are still living in the Canadian 1881 Census listed below, with the exception of Jacob Turner. Any and all information that you may share with me will be greatly appreciated. I believe I am that close to confirming that my family were Black Loyalists, but as always, we have to climb hurdles to get over the brick wall.

Sincerely,
Ms B

Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
Samuel TURNER SEN. M Male African 55 Nova Scotia Farmer African Baptist
Betsy TURNER M Female African 57 Nova Scotia African Baptist
Joseph TURNER Male African 25 Nova Scotia Laborer African Baptist
James TURNER Male African 23 Nova Scotia Laborer African Baptist
Rebecca TURNER Female African 20 Nova Scotia Servant African Baptist
Edward TURNER Male African 17 Nova Scotia Son African Baptist
Betsy TURNER Female African 15 Nova Scotia African Baptist
Margaret TURNER Female African 13 Nova Scotia African Baptist

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Source Information:
Census Place Preston, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Family History Library Film 1375805
NA Film Number C-13169
District 10
Sub-district R
Page Number 19
Household Number 88

Name Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
Jacob TURNER M Male African 61 Nova Scotia Farmer Free Baptist
Ester TURNER M Female African 61 Nova Scotia Free Baptist
Howard TURNER Male African 25 Nova Scotia Seaman Free Baptist
Samuel TURNER Male African 22 Nova Scotia Seaman Free Baptist
Margret TURNER Female African 20 Nova Scotia Free Baptist
Cecelia TURNER Female African 19 Nova Scotia Free Baptist
Sarah THOMPSON Female African 95 Nova Scotia Free Baptist

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Source Information:
Census Place Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia
Family History Library Film 1375807
NA Film Number C-13171
District 13
Sub-district J
Page Number 59

Household Number 333 Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
Samuel TURNER JR. M Male African 40 USA Laborer African Baptist
Betsy TURNER M Female African 40 Nova Scotia African Baptist
Mary JOHNSON Female African 17 Nova Scotia African Baptist
Grace JOHNSON Female African 12 Nova Scotia African Baptist
Joseph JOHNSON Male African 10 Nova Scotia African Baptist
Charlotte JOHNSON Female African 5 Nova Scotia African Baptist
Thomas JOHNSON Male African 1 Nova Scotia African Baptist

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Source Information:
Census Place Preston, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Family History Library Film 1375805
NA Film Number C-13169
District 10
Sub-district R
Page Number 14
Household Number 67

I have added this information since the above last posting. I have found the land grants for both the Carters and Turners, which both of my families were living side by side in Preston. I have, located the ship manifests for both of my ggg grandparents, Carter, on their return from the Chesepeake Reagion. How do I find out, who owned them, where in the USA did they come from and how did they join up with the British during the war of 1812. There were Carter children attending the African School in Preston, which again is my family.

It is the Turner family that has been somewhat of a boggle, but I know that I am following the paper trail and all of the history will come together, such as it has been like a jigsaw puzzle. All of the pieces are starting to fit!

Again, any suggestions or information that you may have or from other people, will greatly be appreciated.

Ms B

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