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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.