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Sophia (1Dad) Williamson of South Carolina
Sophia Williamson was born in about 1750 in South Carolina. In about 1768 in lands administered by Mecklenburg Co NC, Sophia married Thomas Case b. c. 1743 in Bladen Co NC. Having just married, Thomas obtained land on which to settle his new family. From the 1766 survey, we learn that Thomas settled near Fair Forrest Creek on lands which would become Union Co SC. Note, Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery is located at Cross Keys Hwy (Hwy 49) and Lower Fairforest Church Rd., Union Co, SC.
Unfortunately, nothing is known about Sophia and Thomas' life together. Thomas died before 1784 in what would become Union Co SC. The next record for the family is a 5/1785 Land Grant to Sophia Case in Old 96 District on waters of the Savannah River. Did the family move because of their previous support for the Crown? Or, did Sophia move back home after the death of her husband? That answer is unknown. However from this record, we learn that Sophia was a widow and that the family migrated to the new lands in Old 96 District.
Shortly thereafter, Sophia married John Turner. In the 1790 Pendleton Co SC Census, John and Sofia Turner are found in their own home, living next door to the Case family where her son Thomas is found as Head of Household, living with with his brothers and sisters.
Born c. 1750 in South Carolina
Married c. 1768 in South Carolina to Thomas Case b. c. 1743 in Bladen Co NC
12/12/1766 Mecklenburg Co NC (now Union Co SC) Land Grant
|A plat of 400 acres on both sides of Fairforest Creek was surveyed for Thomas Case Dec 12, 1766. adjacent to Robert Dugan's upper line. Thomas Case and John Williamson were chain bearers.|
1768 Tryon Co split from Mecklenburg Co NC
1772 NC/SC boundary established
Thomas died before 5/25/1784 in Old 96 Dist. (now Union Co) SC
1785 Union Co established in South Carolina
Family migrated before 5/1785 to Pendleton (now Pickens) Co SC
5/20/1785 Old 96 Dist. Land Grant
Description: CASE, SOPHIAH, PLAT FOR 72 ACRES ON LITTLE CREEK, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOSHUA SAXON.
Names indexed: CASE, SOPHIAH; HONNEYCUT, JOHN; JONES, LEWIS; SAXON, JOSHUA
Locations: LITTLE CREEK; NINETY SIX DISTRICT; SAVANNAH RIVER
Document type: PLAT
Topics: SIX AND TWENTY CREEK
5/25/1785 Old 96 Dist. Land Grant
Description: CASE, SOPHIA, PLAT FOR 222 ACRES ON THREE AND TWENTY MILE CREEK, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOHN HUNTER.
Names indexed: CASE, SOPHIA; HUNTER, JOHN
Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT; SAVANNAH RIVER
Document type: PLAT
Topics: THREE AND TWENTY MILE CREEK
Married c. 12/1786 in Pendleton (now Pickens) Co SC to John Turner b. c. 1745 in South Carolina
1790 Pendleton Co SC Census
1/25/1792 Old 96 Dist. SC Land Transaction
|Pendleton Co., 96 District, SC Deed Book B, p. 68:
25 January 1792. Recorded 25 June 1792.
John Turner and Sophia his wife to Ann Jones of Pendleton Co; for 5 pounds sold 72 acres of land on little creek branch of 26 Mile Creek waters of Savannah River, bounds on Lewis Jones, John Hunnicutt and others unknown; originally granted to Sophia Turner about 14 Dec 1786 (recorded in Grant Book Q, p. 167).
Signed John Turner, Sophia (x) Turner. Wit: James Mulwee and William Hall.
3/25/1795 Old 96 Dist. SC Sales Record
|Pendleton Co., 96 District, SC Deed Book C-D, p. 161:
25 Mar 1795. I, John Turner, have sold to my daughter Ann, 1 waggon, horses, horned cattle, hogs for full satisfaction.
Signed: John (his mark) Turner.
Wit: Thos. Edmondson, Samuel Washburn, Wm. Edmondson. Recorded 29 Feb 1796.
2/1819 Pendleton Dist. SC Land Transaction
Dist SC Deed BK P, p. 64:
4023. Feb. 2, 1820 John Turner (Pendelton Dist) attorney for John Miller (NC), to Jedithan Cason (Pendelton Dist) for $100 sold 150a on waters of Twenty-three mile Cr [no more description]; part of a grant to Jacob Visage.
(signed) John Turner; (witness) Carter Jackson & John W. Turner; wit. oath Mar. 27, 1820 by Carter Jackson before Jas Linn JP; Apr. 3, 1820 recorded & examined by Joseph Grisham, D clerk.
7/1820 Pendleton Dist. SC Land Transaction
Dist SC Deed BK P, p. 169:
4201. Jul 24,1820 John Turner (Pendelton Dist) to Zacharias Taliaferro (same); for $1,860 sold 350a on waters of Twenty-six mile Cr; border: begins at a corner on Twenty-six mile Cr, joins John Turner’s Spring Br, John Turner’s old line, Richerson, & E side of Twenty-six mile Cr; where I live.
(signed) John Turner; (witness) Wm Anderson, C. Daniel, & George Reese jr; dower renounced Oct 24, 1820 by Sophia Turner, wife of John, before Benjamin F. Perry JQ (signed) Sophia Turner’s mark “X”; [note on side of deed about corrections made (signed) Geo Reese “W A CD”]; wit. oath Oct 25, 1820 by William Anderson before Benja Perry JQ; Oct 25, 1820 recorded & examined by Joseph Grisham, D clerk.
Sophia died after 7/1820 Pendleton Dist SC
John Turner migrated c. 1822 to Gwinnett Co GA
Co GA Probate:
3/15/1838. Mitchell Bennett, Sam’l F. Alexander took out Letters Of Administration on the Estate of John Turner deceased with themselves as security; Richard D. Winn, Isaac Adair (son of Geo. Ross Adair), John N. Alexander.
1. Diadema Turner
Born 9/15/1787 in South Carolina
Migrated c. 1811 to Gwinnett Co GA
Died after 1822 Gwinnett Co GA
2. John W. Turner
Born c. 1790 in South Carolina
Married c. 1815 in South Carolina to Lucinda Turner b. c. 1795
Migrated by 1821 to Gwinnett Co GA.
Died c. 1828 in Georgia
3. William Turner b. c. 1792 in South Carolina
4. Ann Turner
Born c. 1795 in South Carolina
Married c. 1815 in South Carolina to Lewis Jones b. c. 1790
Date and place of death unknown