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Joseph Duty m: Louisa TURNER
Posted by: Sheryl Williams (ID *****7003) Date: February 21, 2007 at 17:09:03
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I am working on this WILLIAMS line through
Mrs. Elizabeth "Betsy" (Williams)(Williams)TURNER who married second, Winslow Turner II. I am her grgrgrgrgrandaughter through her first marriage with cousin William Williams.

If you are a descendant of these lines and would like more information on your WILLIAMS hertitage, please contact me. If you have more to share I would love to hear from you.


Without the wisdom and generousity of others I would not be able to continue weaving my incredible family tapestry!

There were THREE Winslow Turners-
-Winslow I who was married twice. His first wife was Molly Sarah Standish--second wife--Elizabeth but no known last name.

His son Winslow Turner II-wife--Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" Williams, (a widow with a very young son and daughter which Winslow reared as his own)--emig. to the Province of Texas in 1826 from what is now Lincoln Co., MO. with their children. They had eleven children including Malkijah and Teresa Williams.

Their son Winslow Turner III was an Indian fighter plus he fought in the Texas Revolution.
This is a very historic early Texas Family.

Name: Mary Elizabeth WILLIAMS
Sex: F
Birth: ABT 1787, probably NC.
Death: ABT 1843 in Jackson County, Texas

Father: Alambee WILLIAMS b: 1757 in Dorchester County, Maryland
Mother: Sarah "Sally" WILLIAMS b: UNKNOWN

MARRIAGE 1 - William WILLIAMS (a cousin) b: UNKNOWN
1)Name: Malkijah WILLIAMS
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1803 in Tennessee
Residence: Jackson Co., Texas
Event: Fact #1 Reared by Winslow Turner II (stepfather) as own child
Census: 1850 Jackson County: Age 46; Born W. Tennessee
Event: Marriage Record 5 DEC 1837 Recorded in Jackson County, Texas Marriage Licences: Vol. A/B, pg. 7
Married Cynthia Ann BURNS b: abt.1813 Missouri, d:Unknown in Texas daughter of Arthur Burns and Cynthia (?).

2)Name: Teresa WILLIAMS
Given Name: Teresa
Surname: Williams
Alias: Teresa Turner
Sex: F
Birth: in Tennessee
Death: 23 Nov 1873 in Bastrop, Texas
Event: Fact #1 Stepdaughter of Winslow Turner II; most often used surname Turner
Census: 1850 Travis County, Texas: #18, Farmer ($1, 000) Burial: Bastrop City Cemetary
Married Samuel HIGHSMITH b:1804 in Boone County, Kentucky, d:10 Jan 1849 in Texas.

b: ABT 1786 in Pembroke, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Married: BEF 1811 in Lincoln County, Missouri


i. Elizabeth "Betty" TURNER died BEF AUG 1845.

ii. Miles TURNER (?). [somewhere I saw that he may actually be a brother to this Winslow Turner]

iii. Sarah "Sally" TURNER was born 1804 in Upper Cuivre, St. Charles District, Missouri Territory. She married Abraham (Abram) M. CLARE 16 Aug 1828 in Gonzales, DeWitt Colony, Texas. He was born Abt. 1800 in Virginia.

iv. Louisa TURNER was born 8 Feb 1812 in Upper Cuivre, St. Charles District, Missouri Territory, and died 31 May 1896 in Homested near Webberville, TX. She married Joseph Duty 16 Jan 1829, son of Solomon Duty and Susanna(h) Witmore. He was born 6 Mar 1801 in Sumner Co., Tennessee, and died 11 Sep 1855 in Texas.

v. WINSLOW TURNER III was born 29 JAN 1811 in Upper Cuivre, St. Charles District, Missouri Territory, and died 6 MAY 1880 in McDade, Bastrop County, Texas.

vi. Mary TURNER was born 21 JAN 1816 in Upper Cuivre, St. Charles District, Missouri Territory, and died 4 SEP 1853 in Victoria County or Goliad County, Texas. She married Samuel Porter MIDDLETON 30 Oct 1833 in Jackson County, Texas, United States. He was born 16 Jun 1806 in South Carolina, United States.

vii. Edwin TURNER was born 1820 in Upper Cuivre, St. Charles District, Missouri Territory, and died 1861 in Civil War. He married Maria (Mrs. O'Neal) KENNEY 27 Dec 1854 in Jackson County, Texas, United States. She was born 15 Aug 1831 in Ireland.

viii. Hiram M. TURNER was born 1822 in Troy, Lincoln County, Missouri.

ix. Stephen Robert TURNER was born 1824 in Missouri, United States, and died 1870 in San Antonio, Bexar Co, Texas, United States. He was buried in Old Campo Santo Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar Co, Texas, United States. He married1 Henrietta Christina Louisa WEDEMEIR Bet. 1853 - 1854. She was born 2 Feb 1837 in Victoria, Victoria Co, Texas, United States, and died Abt. 1865 in Old Moulton, Texas, United States. He married2 Mary Nancy MCGREGOR 27 Apr 1844 in Gonzales Co, Gonzales, Texas, United States.

***If you are a descendant of these TURNER's and are interested in your WILLIAMS hertitage, please get in contact with me.***

Info. for TURNER descendants found on the following RootsWeb Trees <>.
1)"Family Tree"
Contact: Shandi Brown

2)"Jackson/Marquam/Halcomb/Ferguson and related families"
Contact: sabrina


HIGHSMITH is a connected line through
Teresa/Theresa (WILLIAMS) Highsmith. She was the only full-sibling of my 3rd-great-grandfather Malkijah "Lige" WILLIAMS. Some Highsmith researchers mistakenly think she was a "Turner". I am hoping to connect with her descendants so that I can share more about her WILLIAMS ancestors.

Texas Family Group Sheet for the Samuel HIGHSMITH Family
Submitted by: Sheryl Williams
Email address: <>

Husband: Samuel HIGHSMITH
Birthdate: 1804
Birthplace: Boone County, Kentucky
Death date: 11 Jan 1849
Place of death: San Antonio, Texas
Burial: Unmarked grave in Market Plaza, San Antonio, Texas
Father: Benjamin HIGHSMITH
Mother: Abigail (Mrs.) MORRIS

Marriage date: 4 Sep 1826
Marriage place: Troy, Lincoln County, Missouri

Wife: Teresa WILLIAMS
Birthdate: c1809
Birthplace: Tennessee
Death date: 23 Nov 1873
Place of death: Bastrop, Texas
Burial: Bastrop City Cemetery
Father: William WILLIAMS
Mother: Mary Elizabeth WILLIAMS Williams Turner


Child No. 1: Malcijah Benjamin (Kige) HIGHSMITH
Sex: M
Birthdate: 17 May 1827
Birthplace: Old Caney, Bazoria Co., Texas
Death date: 04 May 1893
Place of death: Bastrop, Texas
Marriage date: 1851
Marriage place: Bastrop Co., Texas
Spouse's name: Evaline COUPEE

Child No. 2: Sarah Jane HIGHSMITH
Sex: F
Birthdate: 13 Nov 1830
Birthplace: Gonzales, Texas
Death date: 1902
Place of death: Hutto, Williamson Co., Texas
Marriage date: 21 Jul 1851
Marriage place: Bastrop Co., Texas
Spouse's name: John TOMLINSON

Child No. 3: Amanda Louisa HIGHSMITH
Sex: F
Birthdate: 1832
Birthplace: Gonzales, Texas
Death date:
Place of death:
Marriage date: 3 Mar 1852
Marriage place: Bastrop County, Texas
Spouse's name: John R. ARMSTRONG

Child No. 4: Henry Albert HIGHSMITH
Sex: M
Birthdate: 11 Jan 1843
Birthplace: Bastrop, Texas
Death date: 19 Mar 1930
Place of death: Hutto, Williamson Co., Texas
Marriage date: 31 Jul 1867
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Sarah A. MCCUTCHEON

Child No. 5: Edwin W. HIGHSMITH
Sex: M
Birthdate: 1845
Death date:
Place of death:
Marriage date: 4 Mar 1863
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Lela (?) DABNEY

1)Researcher: BEN GRIMES -Descendants of BENJAMIN HIGHSMITH
2)Bibliography:Maude Wallis Traylor "CaptainSamuel Highsmith, Ranger",
3)"Adventures of Benjamin Highsmith" -
4)DeWitt Colony Land Grants -
5)San Jacinto Veterans -
6)Sons of DeWitt Colony Texas website has fabulous information about
this family and many other early Texas pioneers. .


Ben Grimes has been working on the HIGHSMITH line for many years and is always willing to help.
Ben Grimes research:

This is a GREAT site where you can retrieve online actual downloaded digital images of actual documents. Enjoy and share!

Other favorite free sites:
USGenWeb Archives - Special Projects

Family Group Sheet Project

Dead Fred - Genealogy Photo Achive

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