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Mary Turner

Female 1757 - 1851  (94 years)


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  • Name Mary Turner 
    Born 1757  Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 Aug 1851  Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Emory Chapel, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Re: Mary Turner wife of Thomas Trammell 17s
      Posted by: Betty B. Johnson Date: September 27, 2000 at 20:14:04
      In Reply to: Mary Turner wife of Thomas Trammell 17s by Robert Wesley

      http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?chambers::trammell::798.html

      See book, FIRST FAMILIES OF HENRY COUNTY GEORGIA, by Genealogical Society of Henry & Clayton Counties, Ind. pub. 1993 on this Turner family on pages 638-654.

      21 Mar 1846, William Turner, b. ca.1768, came down into Henry Co. Ga. & filed a statement when he was aged 78, with G.W. McMullan, a Justice of the Peace that he came with his father from N.C. to S.C., Union District in 1773 and afterwards became acquainted with Thomas Trammell, who resided in Union Dist. "about two miles off". He stated that he was present at the wedding dinner of Thomas and Mary Turner after they had been married by Esqr. Cosby & that they (Thomas & Mary) had lived together as man & wife until Thomas had died in Upson Co., GA. This William Turner would likely have been a relative of Mary's. This was the name of the Turner who came to Va. as an immigrant from London in 1635. It seems probable that the immigrant was the progenitor of the Turner family living in Union Dist. S.C.in the 1770's. Mary had a sister and at least three brothers, all b. in Va. The sister, Susannah, m. Martin Hammond who served in the Rev. in Brandon's Regt. with several Trammell boys, including Thomas, and several Turners. There were 4 Hammonds, 5 Trammells & 6 Turners in Brandon's Regt. Mary had a brother James Turner, Rev. Sold. who had a large family in Ga. after the war. Mary & Thomas Trammell lived in Greene Co., & later Hancock Co., Ga next to James Turner in 1789. The Trammells, Turners & Hammonds went to the same part of Hancock Co. Ga. then on to Chambers Co., Ala. in the mid 1800's.

      Mary lived with her son, Drakeford Lee Trammell, until about 1830/31 at which time she moved to Chambers Co., AL with her son Farr Harris Trammell. Before her move to AL, Mary drew land in the Lottery of 1827 and again in 1835 as a widow of the 555 Dist. of Upson Co., drew land Lot 173, Dist. 7, Sect. 4 in the Cherokee Lottery.

      Copied from the original by my 1st cousin, Lester Trammell Buckalew: "Declaration -- In order to obatin the benefits of the third section of the act of the 4th of July 1836. .. State of Alabama, Chambers County } SS. I claimant ....(unreadable)... on this 28th, twenty-eighth day of February eighteen hundred and forty six, 1846, personally appeared before Mrs. Mary Trammell, a resident of said county and state aforesaid, aged eighty-seven, 87, years, who being first fuly sworn according to law doth on the oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress..."

      Mary Trammell was granted a pension for the Revolutionary War services of her husband on April 20, 1846. It was made retroactive to the 4th day of March 1831. The Pension amounted to $71.35 per year and the accumulated payment made to her on April 10, 1846 amounted to $1,105.92.

      Census, 1850 Chambers Co., AL, Mary Trammell was listed as having been born in VA. owned $1,200. realty, and the slave schedule showed that she owned 14 slaves.

      Mary managed the estate well that was left to her by her husband Thomas, and at her death she left a sizable legacy to her children.

      MARRIAGE AND DEATH NOTICES from the SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE Vol I: 1837-1860, by Barnet H. Holcomb, C.A.L.S., pg. 246, "Died, in Chamber Co., Ala., 28th Aug, Mrs. Mary Trammell, in the 94th year of her age. She was a native of VA., the daughter of James Turner, and was married to Thomas Trammell, in 1775, in Union Dist., S.C., where she remained till the close of the Revolutionary War...She joined the M.E. Church in 1785. W.B. Neal".

      Mary is buried in the Trammell Family Lot in the graveyard of Emory Chapel, Chambers Co., AL The graveyard is in a beautiful stand of large, tall Pine on a slight hill with the old church nearby, abandoned, but still standing in 1969. The plot is well fenced andher grave is marked:
      "Sacred to the memory of MARY TRAMMILL
      Wife of THOMAS TRAMMELL
      Who departed this life AUGUST 28, 1851
      In the 94th year of her age
      For sixty years a member to the
      METHODIST E. CHURCH
      Exemplifying in her life the firtue
      of the Christian Religion
      Tis finished, tis done
      The Spirit is fled
      The prisoner is gone
      The Christian is living
      Through Jesus's Love
      And glandly receiving
      A Kingdom above"

      1851: Chambers County Alabama, Will Book 2, p 295-296.
      "State of Alabama Chambers County In the name of god, Amen. I Mary Trammell of said state and county, being at this time of feeble body but of sound and disposing mind, and knowing that life is but short and uncertain, and death certain, do on this the sixth day of August in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and fifty one, 1851, Make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and form as follows to wit. Item first: I desire that all my just debts be paid. Item second: I give and bequeath to my son, Drakeford Lee Trammell, the sum of one dollar, also to my grandchildren the children of my daughter Milcah Stroud, who may be living at my decease, one dollar each, - also to my daughter Nancy Stroud I give one bed, one bedstead and furniture. Item third: I give and bequeath to my son John Trammell, the following named negros to wit: Eddy a woman and her three children, to wit: Colonel, Anderson, and Hall, also Eliza and her two children, to wit: Missouri Butler and John Quincy Adams, also one bed, bedstead and furniture. Item fourth: I give and bequeath to my son Farr Harris Trammell a negro man named America also all my land, it being about 400 acres, be the same more or less, also one bed, bedstead and furniture, also one trundle bed, bedstead and furniture, also one chest. Item fifth: I will and bequeath to Leah Maddox's children, my grandchildren or their legal representative each one hundred dollars, to be paid by my executors in the following manner, to each of said children (or their legal representative) fifty dollars to be paid eighteen months after my deccease, without interest, and fifty dollars, to each of said children (or their legal representative) to be paid thirty months after my decease, without interest. Item sixth: I give and bequeath the balance of my estate, my household and kitchen funriture, my stock of horses, hogs, sheep and cattle, and all other property I may have at the time of my decease and not herein disposed of to my two sons, John Trammell and Farr Harris Trammel, to be equally divided between them, share and share alike. Item seventh: I do hereby revoke all other wills and Testaments, by me heretofore made and do hereby appoint my two sons, John Trammell and Farr Harris Trammell, my Executors, to execute this my last will and testament. In testimony of all which aforesaid, I hereunto subscribe my hand and affix my seal, this day and year first aforesaid. Mary (her X mark) Trammell Signed sealed and published in the presence of us as witness, August 6th, 1851 G.W. Smart, Jacob L. Brown, Gibson F. Hill"
    Person ID I1408  Dickinson
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2009 

    Family Thomas Trammell,   b. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1823, Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1775  Union District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Leah Trammell,   b. 14 Dec 1777
    +2. John Trammell,   b. 3 Apr 1780, Union District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1864, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Ellendar Burk Trammell,   b. 12 Jul 1782,   d. Aug 1799  (Age 17 years)
     4. Thomas Trammell,   b. 01 Dec 1784,   d. Aug 1799, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
    +5. Farr Harris Trammell,   b. 23 Jun 1790, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1868, Chambers County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. Betsy Green Trammell,   b. 11 Dec 1792, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Nancy Trammell,   b. 16 Jan 1796, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Drakeford Lee Trammell,   b. 08 Nov 1797, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Milcah Trammell,   b. 15 Apr 1801, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F0154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1757 - Hanover County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Aug 1851 - Chambers County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Emory Chapel, Chambers County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Trammell, Mary Turner
    Trammell, Mary Turner

  • Sources 
    1. [S036160] South Carolina Marriages, 1641-1965, Hunting For Bears, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).
      Online publication - Hunting For Bears, comp.. South Carolina Marriages, 1641-1965 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - South Carolina marriage information taken from various sources. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library.