Note: Bruce York assumption that her last name was Hood since John Hood living with them in 1850. Gail R. Blancett -- mailto:[email protected] -- The Chancery Court Case I found says that Jane Turner was the sister of John Hood who got Grant or Entry No. 2706 dated Nov. 6, 1832 issued to John Hood. That John Hood died and the 500 acres was then passed to his two heirs--two sisters Jane Hood Turner (wife of James Turner) and Mary Gowney (maybe Gorney or Gawney). They each were to have received 1/2 of 500 acres. Jane Hood Turner's 1/2 was divided between 8 heirs (I have all the names now); Mary Gawney/Gorney/Gowney's 1/2 was to be divided into 1/4ths so she had 4 heirs. All the heirs and many times their children's children are named if they knew them--which was apparently a big part of the suit! This suit is dated in 1907. So, now the question is--was that John Hood age 95 living with her in 1850 her father? Or was it her brother and maybe the age was just off. He could have even been a grandfather with 44 years difference in age. If so, how could Andrew be a brother since he was not named in the chancery suit nor any heirs of his at all.I know there is a question about there being two Rev. War Soldiers names John Hood in question and I certainly haven't gotten far enough into that question (and really don't need to be for my needs except my curiosity always gets me going on something like this). I did find reference to three pensioned John Hoods in the cursory examination I did: a John Hood Sr. in McNairy Co. TN whose pension began on Oct. 17, 1833 at age 74 (1835 TN Pension Roll); John Hood age 78 on the 1840 Census, pensioners schedule column in Roane Co. TN; John Hood age 80 on the 1840 Census of pensioners schedule in Whitly Co. KY (just over the TN/KY border).The man who did the transcription has transcribed Mary Hood as married to a John Gawney. You will be more familiar with Fentress Co. names than I will. I found what what is almost certainly the right couple in 1850 John (age 65) and Mary "Gorney" (age 55). Their son Banks or Bunks appears more like Gowney in 1860. Quickly, the children and guesses for birth years based on census for the children I can identify are:Micajah Turner born about 1821Amanda Jeriah b 1822John Turner b (estimated 1825 simply from gaps--he has already taken off by 1850) (died in California)Milly (Emla/Emily) born 1828 married Soloman NorrisThomas R. Turner b 1830Pinckney Turner b 1835 (died in St. Louis)Andrew Jackson Turner b June 1837 died 1928 (need a death certificate for him) Lived Cumberland Co.Nisa/Nicy Ann Turner b Apr 1839 married Leander Young I found a John Turner in California in 1870 and 1880 born in TN but have no idea if he is the right one. I was able to prove what I really wanted to prove out of this in terms of father of Andrew Jackson Turner being James Turner and Jane Hood and that was what I wanted to be sure of for our DNA project. The other gets into what I love doing--this endless searching for answers and solutions to puzzles. Drives me nuts.Important thing perhaps for you is that Jane Hood and Mary Hood are apparently sisters (and only siblings) of a John Hood. Now the head scratcher--which John Hood and how do they relate to old John Hood living with them in 1850!
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