JOSEPH TURNER, son of Nathan and Sarah (Murphey) Turner, natives of Ohio, was born in Ohio July 15, 1836, and
during his infancy was taken by his parents to Fountain County, Ind., and eight years later his father removed
to Rush County, where our subject was reared and received the benefits of the common schools. He rented land in
Rush County five years, and in 1864 came to Tipton County and settled on 160 acres of unimproved land. This he
cultivated until 1876, when he located on his present place of 120 acres. Mr. Turner was married, in Fayette County,
Ind., November 8, 1857, to Elenor J. Nash, daughter of Richard and Margaret (Moffet) Nash, natives of Pennsylvania.
She was born in Fayette County, Ind., June 20, 1833. This union has been blessed with three children - Marion T.,
born in Rush County, Ind., October 15, 1858, and died March 4, 1864; Sarah M., born in Rush County July 27, 1860,
and died March 7, 1864, and Laura A., born in Tipton County February 10, 1865, and died September 18, 1867. Mr.
Turner came to Tipton County in 1864 with limited means, but by his industry and good judgment he has accumulated
a comfortable estate, despite his heavy loss by security. Mr. Turner is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and
in politics votes the Republican ticket.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Tipton County, IN
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