Bio: Turner, Alexander & Jane
Contact: John Turner

----Sources: News Clips

Jane & Alexander Turner

Alexander Turner was born about 1839 in Harrisburg, Lewis Co., New York to Jeremiah and Zelia Turner. October 14, 1860, he married Jane Elizabeth Lawrence who was born in Jefferson, New York November 8, 1833. He enlisted October 8, 1861 and fought in the Civil War with Company G 14th Wisconsin Infantry, but was discharged on a surgeon's certificate after his first year of service. He later reenlisted with the 37th Infantry and was wounded at Petersburg during the Appomattox Campaign and later died of those wounds. Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant's Army did defeat General Robert E. Lee's troops while defending Fort Gregg. Grant had achieved one of the major military objectives of the war: the capture of Petersburg, which led to the fall of Richmond, the Capitol of the Confederacy and the death of this Wisconsin Soldier.

His wife Jane was listed as a Surviving Widow on the 1890 Special Index for Soldiers and her address was listed as Thorp, Clark County, Wisconsin. I do not know if Alexander himself ever lived in Clark County as I believe his widow may have moved there after his death. However, Abraham Turner sold land to Samuel F. Weston April 2, 1856. That may have been this soldier as he was listed under the name of "Abraham" on the roster for Co. E. of the 37th Wisconsin Infantry.

Alexander Turner 14 WI Co. G, PVT

Abraham Turner Co. E. 37 WI Inf.; Cpl.

Researcher's Notes

"I am not related to this family, but found this information when I was doing my only family history." John Turner

 

 


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