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STRINGFELLOW TURNER (b. SC 1846 > d. TX 1876 - buried Rockport, TX Cemetary)
Posted by: jwostal (ID *****8938) Date: August 27, 2002 at 08:48:06
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Visiting Rockport, TX, I decided to visit the Rockport cemetary. While there I photographed several of the older, more interesting headstones. My purpose is to share these photos with researchers for non-commercial, personal and family research purposes.

One of those headstones was that of the eldest son of Rev. D. McNeill Turner.

The words on the headstone were:

In memory of
Eldest son of
Born in Abbeville, S.C.
May 13, 1846
Died Apr 23, 1876
Christ is my hope

Strindfellow/Stringfellow Turner is buried in Rockport Cemetery, Rockport, Aransas County, Texas.

At first I believed the headstone read STRINDFELLOW, however Cleo Carter posted a message stating that:


I then enlarged the photo and took a closer look...enlarged, the name looks more like STRINGFELLOW.

I will also note the following message on Shirley Turner's Lost & Found website at

He is chiefly known in Florida history as the second principal of the West Florida Seminary (now Florida State University) in Tallahassee, serving in this capacity from May 13, 1857 to 1860. He left this position
over a salary dispute and returned to the ministry of the Presbyterian church.

D. McNEILL TURNER is also mentioned in the following excert:

The Corpus Christi Gazette made its appearance in the latter part of 1872, soon after the plant was purchased from
Maltby. The publication continued for several years with Messrs. Barnard & Son as proprietors. In 1876 it appeared both daily and weekly- first daily for Corpus Christi. >From Feb. 1 to June, 1878, D. McNEILL TURNER, Esq., was employed as editor of the paper by Messr. Barnard & Son, who sold the Gazette in June to John Woessner. Mr. TURNER continued as editor until December of the same year, when he was succeeded by Col. Plato. C. W. McNEILL, now of Laredo, was also employed as editor of The Daily Gazette for a short time in the early part of 1879. Soon after it suspended publication the material was sold and shipped to Laredo. The Campbell press used by the Laredo Times to-day is the same one used by the old Gazette.
By E. T. Merriman
Source: Corpus Christi Caller, December 21, 1900,p 3, cols. 1-3
Research by: Msgr. Michael A. Howell
Transcription by: Geraldine D. McGloin,Nueces County Historical Commission

I have no connection to this family and it is not one of the families I am researching.

If you would like a copy of the photo file (jpg format) for non-commercial, personal and family research purposes, please contact me and I will be glad to e-mail a copy to you.

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