Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]
The subject of this sketch, one of the early residents of Cassopolis, was born in Northampton County, N. C.,
July 5, 1791, and was reared in Southampton County, Va. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and served under Gen.
Wade Hampton. He was in the battle of Plattsburg, and one of the party engaged in the retaking of the brig from
the British in Buffalo Harbor. At the close of the war, he received an honorable discharge at Covington, Ky., and
soon after settled in Franklin County, N. Y. In 1835, he came to Michigan, and in 1836 to Cass County, locating
at the county seat. He followed the trade of harness making, and for many years lived in the house now occupied
by Capt. Joseph Harper. For a long period, he was a Justice of the Peace, being several times re-elected. He died
May 10, 1851, mourned by a large circle of friends. Mr. Turner was a man of fine character, and universally respected
in the community in which he dwelt.
History of Cass Couny, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of some of it's Prominent Men and Pioneers.
Waterman, Watkins & Co., Chicago 1882.