270 Turner.  


[Thanks to Lisa Whiting for transcribing the Turner family]

   THOMAS, had a grant of land in Hing. at "Goose Point," 1637.   On Apr. 13, 1646, he sold his est. here, consisting of five acres of land with a dw.-house thereon, which was located where St. Paul's Catholic Church now stands, to John Otis, Sr., together with two acres in the Broad Cove meadows, and twelve acres beyond Crooked Meadow Bridge, which had previously been granted and laid out to him by the town.   In 1650 he completed a contract for finishing a "barke" at Boston, and prob. removed from here ab. that time, or shortly after.   In 1644 a Thomas Turner was one of four young men who were permitted to build a gallery in the first meeting-house, but whether it was this Thomas or his s. is a problem for investigation.   Deane's History says the name afts. appears in Scit.

   1.   HARRIS, b. at Scit. 1772, m. in Hing. Oct. 19, 1794, Jael Whiton, dau. of Amasa and Lydia (Jacobs) Whiton, or Whiting.   She was b. in Hing. March 18, 1777, and d. at Townsend, Mass., 19 July, 1827, æt. 50 yrs.   He d. at T. 19 Feb. 1830, æt. 58 yrs.   They had

2. i.   JOSHUA DAVIS, b. at Scit. Jan. 20, 1796.

   2.   JOSHUA D., (Harris = Jael Whiton), b. at Scit. Jan. 20, 1796.   m. Dec. 31, 1823, Elizabeth Copeland, dau. of Ebenezer and Sarah (Winslow) Copeland.   She was b. at Scit. Feb. 6, 1800, and d. in Hing. 28 Apr. 1885, æt. 85 yrs.   He d. in Hing. 29 Sept. 1836, æt. 41st yr.   Resided at "Liberty Plain," So. Hing.   Their only son, b. in Hing, —

3. i.   JOSHUA DAVIS, Feb. 15, 1825.

   3.   JOSHUA D., (Joshua D. = Elizabeth Copeland), b. in Hing. Feb. 15, 1825.   m. first, July 15, 1849, Hannah L. Beal, dau. of David and Hannah (Pratt) Beal of Ab'n.   She was b. at A. July 24, 1826, and d. in Hing. without issue, 5 Sept. 1869, æt. 43 yrs.   He m. secondly, Dec. 8, 1875, Florilla Poole, dau. of Samuel C. and Lydia (Beal) Poole.   She was b. at Ab'n, Jan. 17, 1844.   Joshua D. d. 20 Feb. 1882, æt. 57 yrs.   Resided at "Liberty Plain," So. Hing.
   Child, b. in Hing., by w. Florilla, —

   i.   JOSHUA DAVIS, March 14, 1877.

   GEORGE ROBINSON (Abiel = Rebecca Bates), was b. at Scit. Oct. 7, 1829.   He m. May 16, 1852, Emeline I. Merritt, dau. of Henry and Isabella (Litchfield) Merritt.   She was b. at Scit. June 8, 1831.   George R. settled in Hing. 1851, and is the proprietor of a livery stable and of a line of coaches.   Resides on Leavitt St.
   Ch., all b. in Hing., —

   i.   EMMA ADELAIDE, Aug. 1, 1854, d. 8 June, 1868.
   ii.   JOSEPHINE ISABEL, July 30, 1856.   m. June 1, 1881, Edwin R. Sprague.
   iii.   MARY CAROLINE, Dec. 21, 1860.
   iv.   SARAH EMELINE, Sept. 24, 1862.
   v.   LOUISE, June 28, 1865, d. 27 May, 1884.


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