Turman Family 

Benjamin Turman, Sr., b 1715 Botetourt Co, Va.    Listed on the DAR Patriot Index as:

"Turman, Benjamin Sr, b ca 1730, d 10-12-1784 VA, m Frances X(unknown) PS (patriotic service) VA"

Virginia Will List shows:   Benjamin Turman - 1784  will - Botetourt County

His second wife was Frances ? married in 1760 in Botetourt, Blue Ridge, Virginia. They had 11 children:

1.    John Turman, b abt 1748; married Rachel Jones.  He is on the 1810 census of Floyd Co, Ky, Prestonburg, p114:  

John Turman - 22010 - 31ow

from Floyd Co, Ky Court Records:

• June 18, 1808: John appointed Henry Jones of Montgomery Co, Va “power of attorney to convey 400 acres of land on the Burks Fork of New River in Montgomery Co, Va.”

• Sept. 1810 he sold 100 acres on Sandy River in Ky. for $150.

• Nov. 1813 he sold his land on Burks fork for £400.

• Feb. 1816 John sold several pieces of land on the Sandy River: 106 acres for $100, 50 acres for $30, 115 acres for $50, 100 acres for $360, 224 acres for $150,370 acres for $200, 90 acres for $100, 436 acres for $140, 132 acres for $200, 124 acres for $250.

• May 1816:  60 acres for $1, 130 acres for $1, 79 acres for $1

• July 25, 1817: “I, John Turman, do hereby certify that the slanderous words which I spoke of Polly Havens, the wife of John Havens of Prestonsburg (sic), was spoken by me when drunk and that I had no cause for speaking the same. That I never knew anything disrespectful of Mrs. Havens, nor had I any grounds for speaking the words or any other word which derogate from the charactor (sic) of a chaste, honest, virtuous woman, nor have I any cause to believe any other way of her but on the contrary I do believe that she is incapable of any such charge as I thus rashly alledged (sic) against her.”


          1.1 Patsy Turman (her brother-in-law [maybe should be uncle?] John Spurlock gave her a heifer June 14, 1813, possible on the occasion of her wedding).


2.    Ignatius Turman; July 1813 Floyd Co, Ky. court record show that he bought land in Grayson Co., Va.

3.    Robert Turman; witness to a sale Aug. 1816, Floyd Co, Ky.

4.    Lucinda Turman; married Robert Herrell, Aug. 2, 1815.

5.    Benjamin Turman, born in 1741 and died oct. 12, 1784

11.    Frances Turman, b Aug 15, 1760 in Lunenburg Co. (or Montgomery Co) Va. ; married John Spurlock; she died July 25, 1853 in Lexington, Ky or Prestonburg, Floyd Co, Ky