GEORGE WASHINGTON TURNER
was born May 15, 1865, in Henry county,
Va. [This date was copied correctly, however, believe the date should be
15 June 1805. njd] Grew up to maturity on his father's farm and received
a practical common school education. It is said he was a strong man, well
developed and "tipped the beam" at 180 pounds. He removed with his father's
family to Patrick county, Va., about 1828. A few years after he married
Lucy, a daughter of Richard Thomas Esque, a respectable well-to-do-family.
[Believe the name is Richard Thomas. Esque is probably meant to be Esquire.
njd] Some years after he and his bride removed to Missouri and settled
in a home near Butler, Bates county, MO. Engaged in farming and soon became
well established in the then new county. He took up the study of medicine
and became a practising physician. He lost his wife and was remarried to
a Mrs. Deavenport. Was the father of several children. We can only identify
by name two of them, vis.: Ruth L., daughter by first wife; Virginia, daughter
by second wife. His death occurred probably about 1852 or 1853. His widow
was living in 1855, and unfortunately had lost her eyesight.