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In 1812, John C. TURNLEY joined Capt. Kennedy's unit. After his service was over he returned to the French Broad Settlement.
John Cunningham TURNLEY operated a carpenter shop in the Willow section of present day Overton County, TN for a brief time before the War of 1812. He joined Capt. Kennedy's unit and went to Nashville to join up with General Jackson's advance to the south.
After his service time was up, he returned home stopping at the home of his aunt, Arabella Cunningham WINTON, and her husband, the Rev. John WINTON at Roane County, TN. While there he completed their home.
He continued to his the home of his parents, George and Charlotte Cunningham TURNLEY at the Oak Grove Community in the French Broad Settlement at presentday Jefferson County, TN. John C. TURNLEY married Mahala TAYLOR in Jefferson County and continued his families successful businesses and became an elected offical. His son, Parmenus Taylor TURNLEY graduated from the U.S. Millitary Academy at West Point, NY and later became a Judge in Chicago, Ill.
Other relatives of John C. TURNLEY who lived in Overton County were:

Mary Polly Graham Sehorn WALKER and her descendants - Her mother was a sister to John C. TURNLEY's father, George TURNLEY.

The WINTON's of Overton County who were from the French Broad Settlement.


Submitted by:
Leota Bennett

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