JAMES CORNELIUS TURNER, the 13th and youngest of the family,was born in Patrick county, Va., May 10, 1829. Was raised on the farm and was given a fair practical education; was 6 feet 1 1/2 inches tall, straight and of beautiful carriage; weight 180 pounds; very strong, a perfect type of physical manhood, a man of fine parts; whole souled and good-hearted; a mother's joy and father's pride.
He married Miss Elizabeth Bright of Floyd county, Va., about 1858. There was born to them a beautiful little daughter. The cruel war came. He enlisted and marched away to fight for a Southern Confederacy; soon sickened and died in hospital at Richmond, Va., July, 1862, age 33 years. Sad, oh so sad!
His widow afterwards married Wm. Beamer, and they moved off to Missouri. So said. Further of them we know not. O, that we did know what became of the orphaned child of James Cornelius Turner.
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