David was a minister’s son, born in Rensseler, Nassau county New York 3/6/1805-4/21/1882, to Rev. John Turner (1766-1849) and Catherine Field Turner (1835-1909), He married Julia Ann Greenough (Greeno) and settled on a farm in Veteran, Chemung New York. In 1850 the Turner farm boasted 120 Improved acres, 50 unimproved (woods) acres with a cash value of $7,000. David had 4 horses, 7 milk cows, 17 other cattle, 10 sheep and 8 swine. He also raised wheat, indian corn and oats. David and Julia had four children; David J. Turner (3/6/1835-6/9/1909), Henry Turner (6/27/1839-8/30/1846, Lucy A. Turner (9/1847-3/27/1851) and George Edward Turner (1853-1925)
George Edward Turner (1853-1925). George Edward Turner moved to Mount Vernon Linn Iowa before 1885. He married a Emma ? (1860-1915). They had the following children; Mae T. Turner Mitchell (1885-1960), Sylvia I. Turner (1888-1973), Claribel T. Turner Cope (1893-1986), Helen M. turner (1898-1950), Samuel A. Turner (1900-1932), Katherine Turner Legrace (1902-1974) L. Maxine Turner (1906-1976), George Turner (1893-?) George Edward worked as an engineer for Wafire Power and Light Company.
I was unable to find a picture of David J. Turner (3/6/1835-6/9/1905). David Married Mary Lyons (1/30/1865-7/11/1905). They settled in Elmira where they remained until their subsequent deaths. They had one daughter, Carrie L. Turner (1/13/1862-6/10/1953). Carrie remained living with her parents throughout their lives, marrying Adelbert Woodruff (9/11/1861-5/20/1936) in 1885. Adelbert and Carrie had two children; Turner W. Woodruff (11/11/1894-9/28/1897), and Myrtle W. Woodruff (9/16/1888-9/14/1947)
Myrtle woodruff married Harry F. Cassada (1873-1924). They had three sons; Henry Cassada (1913-?), Robert W. Cassada (1918-?), and Richard Adelbert Cassada (1922). Following her husband’s death, Myrtle married a second time, to Harry F. Wadsworth (1888-1941). Harry was a coal salesman who traveled a great deal. In 1930 Harry F. Wadsworth and Myrtle, along with the three boys are living in Paris, Oneida county NY. In the 1940 census Myrtle appears in Lyons, Wayne NY with John Wadsworth, her two youngest sons and her mother Carrie Woodruff. It is curious that Harry F. is now John Wadsworth and is working as a bar tender in his own employ. Other than this name change the records match, so I am 95 % sure this is the same family.
There are no Wadsworth’s or Cassada’s buried in the Turner cemetery. Carrie out lived her daughter. After Myrtles death carrie returned to Chemung County and lived in Horseheads until her death.