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Wright & Turpin in MD, PA, CT, NJ, NY

Nelson H. Turpin (c. 1815-1880+), an AME minister from Maryland, was a mobile and energetic pastor who also was active in politics as a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Ulysses S. Grant. Rev. Turpin's wife, Amanda, apparently is a daughter of lawyer Charles Wright and wife Sarah Wright of MD. Elizabeth Turpin, a daughter of Nelson & Amanda Turpin, was born in Canada, 1862.

1850 census: Baltimore Ward 7, Baltimore, MD
WRIGHT, Charles, 38, lawyer, b. 1812 MD
WRIGHT, Sarah, 33, b. MD
WRIGHT, William, 16, b. MD
WRIGHT, Charles W. 16, sailor/tailor, b. MD
Dau—WRIGHT, Amanda F. 14, b. MD (future wife of Nelson Turpin?)
SMITH, Tanney, 30
CHASE, Andrew, 28, lawyer
SMART, Stanley, 26, lawyer
TURPIN, Nelson, 36, Zion Methodist clergyman, b. DE

1860 census: Pittsburgh Ward 6, Allegheny, PA
Mrs. E. Strange, 55, washwoman, b. 1805 VA (Elizabeth?)
CURTIS, Anne, 28, washwoman, b. VA
WEBB, R., 24, (Rebecca Strange Webb?), b. 1836 VA
WEBB, H.B. 30, barber, b. PA
STRANGE, F., 22, teacher, b. VA (Mary Frances Strange)
(neighboring household)
TURPIN, N.H., 38, minister, b. MD (Nelson H. Turpin?)
TURPIN, A., 23, (Amanda Wright Turpin?)
TURPIN, J., 20, b. PA
TURPIN, M.A., 16, b. PA
TURPIN, D., 14, b. PA
NELSON, W., 30, cook, b. VA

1864 Rev. Nelson Turpin, AME minister, in Williamsport, CT

1866 Rev. Nelson H. Turpin, Swedesboro Church, NJ

Pittsburgh Dispatch
Monday, August 27, 1860
MARRIED: On Thursday, August 23d, in Detroit, Michigan, by Rev. N. [Nelson H.] Turpin, Mr. W. H. [William H.] Hilton to Miss Mary F. [Mary Frances] Strange, all of this city.

1870 census: New York, NY
HOH—TURPIN, Nelson, 50, minister, b. MD
Wife—Amanda, 35, b. OH (Amanda Wright Turpin?)
Dau—Elizabeth, 8, b. Canada
Son—Edward, 2, b. NY
(neighboring household)
HOH—Bailey, James, 60, sexton, b. MD
Wife—Mary, 45, b. MD
HOH—SWIFT, Mary, 45, b. MD

NY Times (c. 1872) Republican Grant and Wilson Colored Campaign Club, No. 12 University. Rev. Garnet, George Height, John D. Lawson, Rev. Nelson N. Turpin, T.W. Tittue, Hon. H. Mad, Prot. George W. Clarks and others addressed the meeting.

1878 Vital Records of Rhode Island
FISHER, William H., 26, born Newburn, NC, of Seekonk, son of Jacob and Frances, and Glorianna E. Elderkin, 18, born and of Seekonk, of John and Mary, married by Rev. Nelson H. Turpin, June 10, 1878

1880 Pierce’s Road Newburgh, Orange, NY
HOH—TURPIN, Nelson, 53, clergyman, b. 1827 MD
Wife—Amanda, 42, b. 1838 OH (Amanda Wright Turpin?)
Dau—Elizabeth, 18, at home, b. Canada
Son—Edward, 12, at school, b. NY
Son—Alfred, 7, at school, b. NY

1910 Camden Ward 6, Camden, NJ
HOH—TURPIN, Edward, 42, b. NY, parents b. MD/OH
Wife—Josephine, 40, b. DE, parents b. DE
Mother—Amanda, 67, widow, b. 1843 OH, parents b. VA (Amanda Wright Turpin?)

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