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Re: Relatives of NAT TURNER?--EMP/SOUTHAMPTON
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With respect to my Turner line, I have no idea whether or not there is a connection to Nat Turner. I would certainly appreciate insight/info on my family regardless of whom it may lead to.
Here's what I know:
My ggg-grandmother, Josephine EPPS, of Belfield/Emporia, in Greensville County, VA, married John H. TURNER, of Southampton County, VA. Josephine was born in 1865 and John in 1854. According to our oldest aunt, John was a minister/teacher. Josephine and John had 4 children: Sallie J., Eliza, John, and Hattie, my gg-grandmother.
John Turner, Sr died around 1899 and Josephine remarried. Her second husband's name was John W. HOXEY of Norfolk, VA.
The TURNER/HOXEY family moved to Norfolk and stayed there. However, I believe that my gg-grandmother, Hattie, may have returned to Emporia for a time, because at least one of my great grand aunts was born there. The TURNER children and extended family did venture to Emporia for TURNER and possibly EPPS family reunions. One of the stories passed down is how one of my TURNER great grand aunts ate too many chitlins at a reunion and got pretty sick, but thankfully recovered.
I located John, Josephine, and baby Sallie J. in the Drewryville, Southampton County household of his parents, Henry TURNER and Eliza •GAY• TURNER. Her mother, Maria GAY of NC, born in 1802, was also living with them.
I believe that Nat Turner lived in Jerusalem, Southampton, so I'm not sure how Drewryville would figure into connecting with him.
In any case, when searching this forum for Greensville, this thread appeared and I decided to submit my query. Any insight is truly welcomed and appreciated. I'd really like to know more about my TURNER lineage and share it with other family members.
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