Turnbull Clan Genealogy Collection

Mary Jane Matheson

F, #71026, b. 1858
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FatherDonald Matheson (b. 1809)
MotherCatherine Graham (b. 1805)

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BirthMary Jane Matheson was born in 1858 in Nova Scotia, CanadaG.1

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WitnessMary Jane Matheson lived with Donald Matheson and Catherine Graham in 1881 in Grand River, Richmond, Nova Scotia, CanadaG.1

Citations

  1. [S1723] 1881 Canadian Census

Angus Matheson

M, #71027
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SonDonald Matheson+ (b. 1809)

William Ross

M, #71028
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MarriageWilliam Ross and Christina MacLeod were married.1

Family: Christina MacLeod

DaughterFlora Charlotte Ross+ (b. 4 March 1855, d. 17 January 1926)

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  1. [S2132] FamilySearch, CD #107

Christina MacLeod

F, #71029
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MarriageWilliam Ross and Christina MacLeod were married.1

Family: William Ross

DaughterFlora Charlotte Ross+ (b. 4 March 1855, d. 17 January 1926)

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NameChristina MacLeod was also known as Christina Ross.1

Citations

  1. [S2132] FamilySearch, CD #107

Howard Soule

M, #71030, b. 12 October 1777, d. 28 February 1817
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Parents

FatherBenjamin Soule (b. about 1745)
MotherDorcas Ward (b. about 1748)

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BirthHoward Soule was born on 12 October 1777 in Westerio, Albany, New York, USAG.1
MarriageHoward Soule and Mary Hagaman were married about 1803.2
DeathHoward Soule died on 28 February 1817 at age 39 in Tableytown, CanadaG.1

Family: Mary Hagaman

SonHowland B. Soule+ (b. 28 May 1815, d. 20 March 1869)

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  1. [S2132] FamilySearch
  2. [S2132] FamilySearch, Film #456328

Mary Hagaman

F, #71031
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MarriageHoward Soule and Mary Hagaman were married about 1803.1

Family: Howard Soule (b. 12 October 1777, d. 28 February 1817)

SonHowland B. Soule+ (b. 28 May 1815, d. 20 March 1869)

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NameMary Hagaman was also known as Mary Soule.1

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  1. [S2132] FamilySearch, Film #456328

Benjamin Soule

M, #71032, b. about 1745
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BirthBenjamin Soule was born about 1745 in Crumb Elbow, Dutchess, New York, USAG.1
MarriageBenjamin Soule and Dorcas Ward were married about 1770 in New York, USAG.1

Family: Dorcas Ward (b. about 1748)

SonHoward Soule+ (b. 12 October 1777, d. 28 February 1817)
DaughterElizabeth Soule (b. 1780)

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  1. [S2132] FamilySearch

Dorcas Ward

F, #71033, b. about 1748
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BirthDorcas Ward was born about 1748 in New York, USAG.1
MarriageBenjamin Soule and Dorcas Ward were married about 1770 in New York, USAG.1

Family: Benjamin Soule (b. about 1745)

SonHoward Soule+ (b. 12 October 1777, d. 28 February 1817)
DaughterElizabeth Soule (b. 1780)

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NameDorcas Ward was also known as Dorcas Soule.1

Citations

  1. [S2132] FamilySearch

Elizabeth Soule

F, #71034, b. 1780
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Parents

FatherBenjamin Soule (b. about 1745)
MotherDorcas Ward (b. about 1748)

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BirthElizabeth Soule was born in 1780.

John Turnbull

M, #71035, b. 20 January 1782, d. 2 February 1870
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John Turnbull1782 - 1870

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BirthJohn Turnbull was born on 20 January 1782 in Wilton, Roxburghshire, ScotlandG.1
MarriageJohn Turnbull and Beatrix Scoon were married about 1803 in ScotlandG.1
DeathJohn Turnbull died on 2 February 1870 at age 88 in La Prairie Twp., Marshall, Illinois, USAG.1
BurialJohn Turnbull was buried after 2 February 1870 at United Presbyterian Cemetery in La Prairie Twp., Marshall, Illinois, USAG.1

Family: Beatrix Scoon (b. 8 March 1793, d. 30 January 1896)

SonJohn Turnbull (b. about 1804, d. about 1820)
SonRobert Turnbull+ (b. 10 December 1827, d. 31 July 1907)
DaughterJeannette Turnbull+ (b. 18 March 1830, d. 30 August 1873)

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ImmigrationJohn Turnbull immigrated in 1851 to Geneva, New York, USAG.1
Residence (fam)John Turnbull and Beatrix Scoon lived at 777 Todshawhaugh in Roberton, Roxburghshire, ScotlandG, in 1851.2
ResidenceJohn Turnbull lived in La Prairie Twp., Marshall, Illinois, USAG, in 1854.1
AnecdoteJOHN TURNBULL, a native of Roxboroughshire, Scotland, was born April 30, 1782, and died February 02, 1870. He married BEATRICE SCOON TURNBULL one of the family of Scoons of Todshawhill, Scotland, who was born March 08, 1793, and died January 30, 1866. To them were born: JOHN TURNBULL, who died in Scotland at the age of sixteen or seventeen years, ROBERT TURNBULL (1827) and JEANNETTE TURNBULL (1830). The family immigrated to the New World from Todshawhaugh in 1851. Many Scottish families came from the district of Roxburgh about this same time, partly to escape the Church of England and establish the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian), but mainly because they felt there were greater opportunities to better themselves in the New World. They landing in New York City, after which they located at Geneva, New York where they remained for three years. In 1854 they came to Illinois, settling on the southeast part of La Prairie Township. For a long period John was engaged in farming here and passed away at the venerable age of eighty-eight years. John and Bernice are buried in the La Prairie United Presbyterian Cemetery.1

Citations

  1. [S1724] Robert Eugene Turnbull and Carolyn Greene Axt, The Turnbull Family of La Prairie Center Illinois 1851 - 1994
  2. [S856] 1851 Scotland Census

Beatrix Scoon

F, #71036, b. 8 March 1793, d. 30 January 1896
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Beatrice (Scoon) Turnbull1793 - 1866

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BirthBeatrix Scoon was born on 8 March 1793 in Todshawhill, ScotlandG.
ChrBeatrix Scoon was christened on 29 April 1793 in Roberton, Selkirkshire, ScotlandG.1
MarriageJohn Turnbull and Beatrix Scoon were married about 1803 in ScotlandG.2
DeathBeatrix Scoon died on 30 January 1896 at age 102.
BurialBeatrix Scoon was buried after 30 January 1896 at United Presbyterian Cemetery in La Prairie Twp., Marshall, Illinois, USAG.2

Family: John Turnbull (b. 20 January 1782, d. 2 February 1870)

SonJohn Turnbull (b. about 1804, d. about 1820)
SonRobert Turnbull+ (b. 10 December 1827, d. 31 July 1907)
DaughterJeannette Turnbull+ (b. 18 March 1830, d. 30 August 1873)

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NameAs of about 1803, Beatrix Scoon was also known as Beatrix Turnbull.
Residence (fam)John Turnbull and Beatrix Scoon lived at 777 Todshawhaugh in Roberton, Roxburghshire, ScotlandG, in 1851.3

Citations

  1. [S2132] FamilySearch, C117772
  2. [S1724] Robert Eugene Turnbull and Carolyn Greene Axt, The Turnbull Family of La Prairie Center Illinois 1851 - 1994
  3. [S856] 1851 Scotland Census

John Turnbull

M, #71037, b. about 1804, d. about 1820
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FatherJohn Turnbull (b. 20 January 1782, d. 2 February 1870)
MotherBeatrix Scoon (b. 8 March 1793, d. 30 January 1896)

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BirthJohn Turnbull was born about 1804 in ScotlandG.1
DeathJohn Turnbull died about 1820 in ScotlandG.1

Citations

  1. [S1724] Robert Eugene Turnbull and Carolyn Greene Axt, The Turnbull Family of La Prairie Center Illinois 1851 - 1994

Robert Turnbull

M, #71038, b. 10 December 1827, d. 31 July 1907
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Robert Turnbull Sr.1827 - 1907

Parents

FatherJohn Turnbull (b. 20 January 1782, d. 2 February 1870)
MotherBeatrix Scoon (b. 8 March 1793, d. 30 January 1896)

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BirthRobert Turnbull was born on 10 December 1827 in Roxburghshire, ScotlandG.1
MarriageRobert Turnbull and Mary Smith were married on 26 February 1858.1
DeathRobert Turnbull died on 31 July 1907 at age 79 in La Prairie Twp., Marshall, Illinois, USAG.1
BurialRobert Turnbull was buried after 31 July 1907 at United Presbyterian Cemetery in La Prairie Twp., Marshall, Illinois, USAG.1

Family: Mary Smith (b. 1830, d. 1878)

DaughterWilhelmina Turnbull+ (b. 5 December 1858, d. 11 June 1936)
SonJohn Turnbull+ (b. 7 November 1860, d. 11 July 1929)
SonWilliam Turnbull (b. 1862, d. 1866)
SonRobert "Robie" Turnbull, Jr.+ (b. 18 July 1864, d. 18 August 1955)
DaughterBeatrice "Beatie" Turnbull (b. 14 August 1866, d. 10 February 1905)
SonWilliam Turnbull+ (b. 28 September 1868, d. 30 July 1944)

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WitnessRobert Turnbull witnessed the immigration of John Turnbull in 1851 in Geneva, New York, USAG.1
WitnessRobert Turnbull lived with John Turnbull and Beatrix Scoon in 1851 in Roberton, Roxburghshire, ScotlandG.2
Img-FamilyRobert Turnbull was photographed about 1880 in La Prairie Twp., Marshall, Illinois, USAG. with family1
ResidenceRobert Turnbull lived in La Prairie, Marshall, Illinois, USAG, in 1880.3
ResidenceRobert Turnbull lived in La Prairie Twp., Marshall, Illinois, USAG, in 1900.4
AnecdoteROBERT TURNBULL, Sr. was born in Roxburghshire, Scotland, on the December, 1827. His parents were BEATRICE SCOON TURNBULL, who were also natives of Scotland.
Robert Turnbull was reared to manhood in his native country, educated in the common schools until his sixteenth year, at which time he entered into an apprenticeship to the carpenter's trade. His term of indenture extended to the time when he attained his majority, during which period he was given his board and at the end of that time was paid five pounds sterling or about twenty-five dollars. In addition to house carpentering he learned the trade of cabinet-making, everything in that day being done by hand. After serving his term he continued with his old employer as a journeyman and acted in that capacity for two years at a salary of four dollars per week. He did his duty faithfully and cheerfully and was thus in the line of promotion, but the New World with its business opportunities and advantages seemed to him to offer a better field of labor and in the company of his parents and his sister he crossed the Atlantic to New York City in 1851.
The emigration from Roxburghshire, Scotland, to America, probably involved sailing to Liverpool, were they procured items for their journey, booked passage on a vessel to the New Land, and encountered every form of scoundrel loitering at the port of debarkation. The voyage would have taken approximately 27-30 days. On arrival Robert worked at the carpenter's trade for three years in Geneva, NY and five months in Canada. His preference was for the United States and, believing his chances to be much better in the republic, he returned to New York. In 1854 the family chose to move to central! Illinois and probably took passage to Chicago via the N.Y. & E.R.R. At Chicago they may have taken the Chicago & Burlington RR. to a station near La Prairie, and were met by friends/relatives who them via wagon to their final destination. A long, rugged journey for the inexperienced immigrants.
The family settled in a pleasant and convenient location not far from the village of Speer, in the southeast part of La Prairie Township, where Robert purchased a tract of land (Section 28) as a home for his father and mother. They moved to that farm, but for three years thereafter he continued to work at his carpenter's trade. He decided, however, to make general farming his life occupation and took up the task of improving and clearing the land. For many years this valuable property was recognized as one of the leading farmers and stock-raisers in this part of the State. When he began his farm work he had but a single horse. Soon, however, he purchased a yoke of oxen with which he broke the prairie. He had about one hundred dollars when he came to the New World, which was increased to six hundred dollars by the time he reached Illinois. This sum he invested in land and upon the farm where he lived for ten years, engaging in its cultivation and also making some improvements there.
It was while living upon his father's farm that he was married to Mary Smith on February 26, 1858. Mary, born in 1830 a native of Dumfriesshire, Scotland, was a daughter of William and Romina Scott Smith, who came to America in 1840, and settled at "Hardscrabble", Steuben Township, on a farm belonging to a John Hammett. She was also a sister of Thomas, William and Andrew Smith, well-known brothers residing in La Prairie. George Scott, an uncle of Mary Smith, was the first from Scotland to locate in this section of Illinois, locating in the north part of Peoria County near the Marshall County line. Robert and Mary became the parents of six children: Wilhelmina, John, William, Robert, Beatrice, and William.
The United Presbyterian Church played an important part in the lives of the newly immigrated Scots, and the first one in La Prairie was organized around 1845, and one of their first Communion Services was held in the barn of George Scott, the uncle of Mary Turnbull mentioned above. For many years there was no stated meeting place for the congregation until a Mr. Currie donated two acres for the purpose of a church and a contract was awarded Robert Turnbull to put up the building, which he completed at a final cost of approximately $1,600.00. The church will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 1994.
On October 07, 1859, Robert Turnbull was released from any further allegiance or fidelity to Queen Victoria of Great Britain, and became a citizen of the United States of America, as recorded in the Marshall County Court House and attested by Mr. James Wescott, Clerk of the Circuit Court. His application for citizenship was accompanied by a letter of character reference from a Mr. James Temple, his former employer in Hawick, Scotland, dated May 24, 1851, stating:
"I hereby certify that Robert Turnbull has been in my service to the Joiner and Cabinet Making Trade for seven and a half years. I have always found him trustworthy and deserving, a good tradesman of sober and industrious habits and good moral character and can recommend him to any Master in any country."
Mary Turnbull passed away September 01, 1878, and was laid to rest in the La Prairie United Presbyterian Cemetery. It was said of her that she was devoted to the welfare and happiness of her family and counted no personal sacrifice on her part too great if it would promote the interests of her husband and children. When his companion was taken away, his children young and tender in years, Robert said to his pastor: "I do not see how I can face the world again." But he did face the world, taking up the added duties of mother, caring for the religious and educational interests of his children and seeing them grow to manhood and womanhood.
Robert was always an industrious, energetic man and became well known in his farming and stock-raising operations. He made very judicious purchases, buying land which increased in value owing to the rapid settlement of the county as well as to the improvements which he placed upon it. His home farm, which was known as the Calvin Stowell farm, was splendidly improved with all modern accessories and conveniences and everything about the farm indicated the careful supervision and enterprising spirit of the owner. For many years he was engaged in raising and breeding thoroughbred Hereford cattle and owned some very fine animals. He also fed large numbers of cattle. Whatever he undertook, he carried forth to successful completion, manifesting a keen business discernment that enabled him to readily determine the outcome of any business proposition.
In politics he was a Republican, having supported the party since becoming a citizen. He frequently attended the conventions and held a number of local offices, to which he was called by the vote of his fellow townsmen, who recognized his worth and ability. He was reared in the faith of the Presbyterian church but later became a member of the Congregational Church. He was an advocate of the cause temperance and in fact was a Mary Turnbull passed away September 01, 1878, and was laid to rest in the La Prairie United Presbyterian Cemetery. It was said of her that she was devoted to the welfare and happiness of her family and counted no personal sacrifice on her part too great if it would promote the interests of her husband and children. When his companion was taken away, his children young and tender in years, Robert said to his pastor: "I do not see how I can face the world again." But he did face the world, taking up the added duties of mother, caring for the religious and educational interests of his children and seeing them grow to manhood and womanhood.
Robert was always an industrious, energetic man and became well known in his farming and stock-raising operations. He made very judicious purchases, buying land which increased in value owing to the rapid settlement of the county as well as to the improvements which he placed upon it. His home farm, which was known as the Calvin Stowell farm, was splendidly improved with all modern accessories and conveniences and everything about the farm indicated the careful supervision and enterprising spirit of the owner. For many years he was engaged in raising and breeding thoroughbred Hereford cattle and owned some very fine animals. He also fed large numbers of cattle. Whatever he undertook, he carried forth to successful completion, manifesting a keen business discernment that enabled him to readily determine the outcome of any business proposition.
In politics he was a Republican, having supported the party since becoming a citizen. He frequently attended the conventions and held a number of local offices, to which he was called by the vote of his fellow townsmen, who recognized his worth and ability. He was reared in the faith of the Presbyterian Church but later became a member of the Congregational Church. He was an advocate of the cause temperance and in fact was a champion of all those interests which tend to uplift humanity and benefit the race. He was humble and unobtrusive, but firm in what he thought was right, found to be faithful in all positions of trust committed to him and at the time of his death was President of the State Bank of Speer, which has operated 'without interruption' since April 1902, and presently has assets totaling $33 million.
In 1874, with President Ulysses S. Grant leading the nation through the problems following the recent Civil War with great and grevious political corruption, the farmers of La Prairie Center were looking at their wooden structures and saw a need for fire protection. The La Prairie Town Hall was completed in 1867 and the township officers were Supervisor Calvin Stowell, Town Clerk Robert Turnbull, and Justices of the Peace John Morris and Edwin S. Jones. Town Collector Absolom Akeright turned over $210.54 to the Town Board in 1874. The social center of the Township was the Town Hall, so it was fitting the first annual meeting of the new insurance company be held in the La Prairie Town Hall. The need was great where a fire, driven by strong prairie winds, could sweep through a farmstead in minutes. The men worked fast all through the spring in spite of muddy roads and rains holding back the planting season, but by June 04, 1874, the La Prairie Township Mutual Fire Insurance Company was organized with the following directors: Amos F. Leigh, Wm. Atwood, Amasa Garrett, James Smith, Henry Marshall, George Scholes, Richard Davidson, Robert Turnbull, and Jesse W. Hurd. Robert Turnbull continued to serve on the Board until 1903. The La Prairie County Mutual Fire Insurance Company continues to operate profitably to this day with approximately $300 million insurance in force.
He died in La Prairie on July 31, 1907, and is buried in the La Prairie United Presbyterian Cemetery, beside his wife, son, and daughter. At the time of his death the following item appeared in the newspaper in Hawick, Scotland on August 16, 1907:
DEATH OF HAWICK MAN IN AMERICA
Tidings have just come from La Prairie Centre, State of Illinois, in North America, that our old and highly respected friend, Robert Turnbull, has just passed away in his 80th year. His parents emigrated to the New World in 1850, from Todshawhaugh, taking to the land and ultimately settling down on an estate of his own, and enjoying considerable success, always occupying an enviable position amongst his neighbours, and for a number of years held office in Church and State, always reflecting honour on his country and ancient family name. A visitor lately to Hobkirk Parish Churchyard observed the oldest legible tombstone erected to the memory of one of Mr. Turnbull's ancestors, bearing the date of 1622. Mr. Turnbull's mother was one of the family of Scoons of Todshawhaugh. Our deceased Borderer occasionally returned to the "scenes of his infancy", always enjoying the company and hospitality of his old friends, of whome a few yet remain, he having served apprenticeship with the late respected townsman, Mr. James Temple, cabinetmaker.1

Citations

  1. [S1724] Robert Eugene Turnbull and Carolyn Greene Axt, The Turnbull Family of La Prairie Center Illinois 1851 - 1994
  2. [S856] 1851 Scotland Census
  3. [S852] 1880 United States Federal Census
  4. [S1726] 1900 United States Federal Census

Jeannette Turnbull

F, #71039, b. 18 March 1830, d. 30 August 1873
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Parents

FatherJohn Turnbull (b. 20 January 1782, d. 2 February 1870)
MotherBeatrix Scoon (b. 8 March 1793, d. 30 January 1896)

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BirthJeannette Turnbull was born on 18 March 1830 in Roxburghshire, ScotlandG.1
MarriageRobert Pringle and Jeannette Turnbull were married in 1852.1
DeathJeannette Turnbull died on 30 August 1873 at age 43 in La Prairie Twp., Marshall, Illinois, USAG.1

Family: Robert Pringle (b. 10 October 1821, d. 12 February 1919)

DaughterBeatrice Pringle+ (b. 19 April 1855, d. 22 March 1877)
DaughterElizabeth Pringle (b. 8 January 1857, d. 5 April 1965)
SonJohn Pringle (b. 10 October 1858, d. 2 December 1920)
SonAndrew Pringle (b. 16 December 1860, d. 7 April 1928)
DaughterMary Pringle (b. 8 December 1862, d. 6 April 1952)
SonAdam J. Pringle (b. 16 April 1865, d. 4 February 1897)
DaughterJennie Pringle (b. 11 November 1867, d. 4 March 1921)

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WitnessJeannette Turnbull witnessed the immigration of John Turnbull in 1851 in Geneva, New York, USAG.1
WitnessJeannette Turnbull lived with John Turnbull and Beatrix Scoon in 1851 in Roberton, Roxburghshire, ScotlandG.2
NameAs of 1852, Jeannette Turnbull was also known as Jeannette Pringle.1

Citations

  1. [S1724] Robert Eugene Turnbull and Carolyn Greene Axt, The Turnbull Family of La Prairie Center Illinois 1851 - 1994
  2. [S856] 1851 Scotland Census

Mary Smith

F, #71040, b. 1830, d. 1878
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Mary (Smith) Turnbull1830 - 1878

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BirthMary Smith was born in 1830 in Dumfriesshire, ScotlandG.1
MarriageRobert Turnbull and Mary Smith were married on 26 February 1858.1
DeathMary Smith died in 1878 at age ~48 in La Prairie Twp., Marshall, Illinois, USAG.1
BurialMary Smith was buried in 1878 at United Presbyterian Cemetery in La Prairie Twp., Marshall, Illinois, USAG.1

Family: Robert Turnbull (b. 10 December 1827, d. 31 July 1907)

DaughterWilhelmina Turnbull+ (b. 5 December 1858, d. 11 June 1936)
SonJohn Turnbull+ (b. 7 November 1860, d. 11 July 1929)
SonWilliam Turnbull (b. 1862, d. 1866)
SonRobert "Robie" Turnbull, Jr.+ (b. 18 July 1864, d. 18 August 1955)
DaughterBeatrice "Beatie" Turnbull (b. 14 August 1866, d. 10 February 1905)
SonWilliam Turnbull+ (b. 28 September 1868, d. 30 July 1944)

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NameAs of 26 February 1858, Mary Smith was also known as Mary Turnbull.1

Citations

  1. [S1724] Robert Eugene Turnbull and Carolyn Greene Axt, The Turnbull Family of La Prairie Center Illinois 1851 - 1994

William Smith

M, #71041
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MarriageWilliam Smith and Romina Scott were married.1

Family: Romina Scott

DaughterMary Smith+ (b. 1830, d. 1878)

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Immigration (fam)William Smith and Romina Scott immigrated in 1840 to Steuben Twp., Illinois, USAG, at Hardscrabble.1

Citations

  1. [S1724] Robert Eugene Turnbull and Carolyn Greene Axt, The Turnbull Family of La Prairie Center Illinois 1851 - 1994

Romina Scott

F, #71042
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MarriageWilliam Smith and Romina Scott were married.1

Family: William Smith

DaughterMary Smith+ (b. 1830, d. 1878)

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NameRomina Scott was also known as Romina Smith.1
Immigration (fam)Romina Scott and William Smith immigrated in 1840 to Steuben Twp., Illinois, USAG, at Hardscrabble.1

Citations

  1. [S1724] Robert Eugene Turnbull and Carolyn Greene Axt, The Turnbull Family of La Prairie Center Illinois 1851 - 1994

Wilhelmina Turnbull

F, #71043, b. 5 December 1858, d. 11 June 1936
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Wilhelmina Turnbull Hall(1858 - 1936)

Parents

FatherRobert Turnbull (b. 10 December 1827, d. 31 July 1907)
MotherMary Smith (b. 1830, d. 1878)

BMDB Events

BirthWilhelmina Turnbull was born on 5 December 1858 in La Prairie Center, Marshall, Illinois, USAG.1
MarriageRobert Waugh Hall and Wilhelmina Turnbull were married about 1885.1
DeathWilhelmina Turnbull died on 11 June 1936 at age 77 in Glencoe, Illinois, USAG.1

Family: Robert Waugh Hall (b. July 1856, d. 26 February 1942)

SonWilliam Turnbull Hall (b. November 1885, d. 8 June 1956)
SonRobert Turnbull Hall, Sr.+ (b. 7 January 1888, d. 14 January 1954)
DaughterMary Turnbull Hall+ (b. February 1890, d. 1930)
SonEwart Hall (b. 12 August 1892, d. 18 February 1968)
SonWalter Turnbull Hall+ (b. 4 November 1896, d. 13 January 1990)

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WitnessWilhelmina Turnbull lived with Robert Turnbull in 1880 in La Prairie, Marshall, Illinois, USAG.2
NameAs of about 1885, Wilhelmina Turnbull was also known as Wilhelmina Hall.1
AnecdoteWILHELMINA TURNBULL HALL, first child and first daughter of ROBERT and MARY SMITH TURNBULL, was born at La Prairie Center on December 05, 1858, and died on June 11, 1936, at Glencoe, Illinois. "Minnie" married Robert Waugh Hall circa 1885. Mr. Hall, a silk buyer and department manager for wholesale house Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. of Chicago, Illinois, was born July 1856, in Scotland to William (Photo #9) and Mary Hall of Roxboroughshire, Scotland. Robert Waugh Hall died February 26, 1942. They had five children.

At the time of Wilhelmina's death, her son Ewart Hall composed the following tribute to his mother that seemed to capture the feelings of all who knew her:

"There are certain sterling characters who advance through the years with a firm and unfaltering tread. Prosperity has no power to divert them from the path of stern, self-appointed duty and adversity leaves them unchanged in character. The joys of life do not weaken the fiber of their souls, nor do the sorrows of life warp their spirits. They are sustained by a sovereignty more potent than that of time and they are governed by an authority far above current opinion. Through sunshine and shadow they go straight forward. James, in the Scripture, speaks of people who are swayed by their doubts as the surge of the sea is driven by the wind and tossed. This could never be said of Mrs. Hall. If she had doubts they were stilled and overwhelmed by her faith. Such souls live quietly, dauntlessly, dutifully. They are stabilized by a keen sense of right and wrong and by their belief in the justice of God. And when night falls, like the voyagers who sailed uncharted seas, these courageous spirits steer an undeviating course into the unknown. They are sustained by the knowledge that beyond the sunset they shall discover that new and better continent of the soul.
"Thus Mrs. Hall has lived amongst us. And she has calmly gone on into the life that lies beyond. She belongs to that strong-minded, strong-hearted company who know no fear and who unhesitatingly follow the faith of duty as conscience directs. In her sincere modesty she would disclaim emphatically any credit for herself. But as we think of her today we cannot but allude to those traits of her strong character which must ever remain a credit to any life. It becomes a lesson for the living. Mrs. Hall never permitted herself the weakness of self-pity, nor was
her conduct ever governed by the hope of praise or by the fear of disapproval. Self-discipline and self-judgment were as natural to her as the air she breathed. Her life was rich in generosity and in deeds of kindness. Old friends who had suffered reverses of fortune were never forgotten. She was not content until she had done everything within her power to relieve their need. Throughout her whole life she was ceaselessly engaged in works of practical assistance to the needy. And in all this she utterly effaced herself. Her reward was the sense of good work well done and the satisfaction of making someone happy. Her industry knew no bounds, and to quote one who knew her best, 'Her hands were never idle.' And a son has declared: 'She could forgive anything but laziness.' Furthermore, he continued: 'She has always been a pal to her children, and was never too busy to give to us and to our friends her time and her energy'
"And now her efficient work is done and her rest is won. She has proven a true and loving wife, a worthy mother, a faithful sister, a loyal friend, and a consistent Christian. Her life here has been a fitting introduction to her life there, and faith assures us that God has endless work without weariness, and endless joy without grief, for such a strong, wise and valiant soul."

Citations

  1. [S1724] Robert Eugene Turnbull and Carolyn Greene Axt, The Turnbull Family of La Prairie Center Illinois 1851 - 1994
  2. [S852] 1880 United States Federal Census

Robert Waugh Hall

M, #71044, b. July 1856, d. 26 February 1942
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Parents

FatherWilliam Hall (b. about 1825, d. 17 December 1910)
MotherMary Murray (d. 30 July 1857)

BMDB Events

BirthRobert Waugh Hall was born in July 1856 in Roxburghshire, ScotlandG.1
MarriageRobert Waugh Hall and Wilhelmina Turnbull were married about 1885.1
DeathRobert Waugh Hall died on 26 February 1942 at age 85.

Family: Wilhelmina Turnbull (b. 5 December 1858, d. 11 June 1936)

SonWilliam Turnbull Hall (b. November 1885, d. 8 June 1956)
SonRobert Turnbull Hall, Sr.+ (b. 7 January 1888, d. 14 January 1954)
DaughterMary Turnbull Hall+ (b. February 1890, d. 1930)
SonEwart Hall (b. 12 August 1892, d. 18 February 1968)
SonWalter Turnbull Hall+ (b. 4 November 1896, d. 13 January 1990)

Citations

  1. [S1724] Robert Eugene Turnbull and Carolyn Greene Axt, The Turnbull Family of La Prairie Center Illinois 1851 - 1994

William Hall

M, #71045, b. about 1825, d. 17 December 1910
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William HallHawick, Scotland

BMDB Events

BirthWilliam Hall was born about 1825 in Roberton, Roxburghshire, ScotlandG.1
MarriageWilliam Hall and Mary Murray were married on 19 December 1845 in Roberton, Roxburghshire, ScotlandG. Proclamation of Banns between William Hall, agricultural laboror and Mary Murray both vending in this parish... married at Arhkirk by the Rev. Laurence MacKenzie Dec 19th 18452,1
DeathWilliam Hall died on 17 December 1910 in Hawick, ScotlandG.3

Family: Mary Murray (d. 30 July 1857)

SonWilliam Hall (b. about 1846)
SonThomas Hall (b. about 1847)
SonJames Murray Hall (b. 3 July 1848, d. 1894)
SonJohn Hall (b. about 1849)
DaughterJanet White Hall+ (b. February 1854, d. 19 April 1908)
SonRobert Waugh Hall+ (b. July 1856, d. 26 February 1942)

Other Life Events

WitnessWilliam Hall lived with Robert Turnbull in 1880 in La Prairie, Marshall, Illinois, USAG.4

Citations

  1. [S1714] ancestery.com, http://person.ancestry.com/tree/31836035/person/18132673778/facts
  2. [S1724] Robert Eugene Turnbull and Carolyn Greene Axt, The Turnbull Family of La Prairie Center Illinois 1851 - 1994
  3. [S2086] William Scoon, E-mail from William Scoon, email address, Lombard, IL, USA, to Brian Turnbull, 2015
  4. [S852] 1880 United States Federal Census

Mary Murray

F, #71046, d. 30 July 1857
Last Edited25 May 2017

 

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Mary HallHawick, Scotland

BMDB Events

MarriageWilliam Hall and Mary Murray were married on 19 December 1845 in Roberton, Roxburghshire, ScotlandG. Proclamation of Banns between William Hall, agricultural laboror and Mary Murray both vending in this parish... married at Arhkirk by the Rev. Laurence MacKenzie Dec 19th 18451,2
DeathMary Murray died on 30 July 1857 in Hawick, ScotlandG.3

Family: William Hall (b. about 1825, d. 17 December 1910)

SonWilliam Hall (b. about 1846)
SonThomas Hall (b. about 1847)
SonJames Murray Hall (b. 3 July 1848, d. 1894)
SonJohn Hall (b. about 1849)
DaughterJanet White Hall+ (b. February 1854, d. 19 April 1908)
SonRobert Waugh Hall+ (b. July 1856, d. 26 February 1942)

Other Life Events

NameAs of 19 December 1845, Mary Murray was also known as Mary Hall.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1724] Robert Eugene Turnbull and Carolyn Greene Axt, The Turnbull Family of La Prairie Center Illinois 1851 - 1994
  2. [S1714] ancestery.com, http://person.ancestry.com/tree/31836035/person/18132673778/facts
  3. [S2086] William Scoon, E-mail from William Scoon, email address, Lombard, IL, USA, to Brian Turnbull, 2015

Janet White Hall

F, #71047, b. February 1854, d. 19 April 1908
Last Edited25 May 2017

 

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Parents

FatherWilliam Hall (b. about 1825, d. 17 December 1910)
MotherMary Murray (d. 30 July 1857)

BMDB Events

BirthJanet White Hall was born in February 1854 in Roberton, Roxburghshire, ScotlandG.1,2
MarriageWilliam B. Scoon and Janet White Hall were married on 1 February 1881.3,2
DeathJanet White Hall died on 19 April 1908 at age 54 in Marshall, Illinois, USAG.2
BurialJanet White Hall was buried in Sparland, Marshall, Illinois, USAG.2

Family: William B. Scoon (b. 1848)

SonCharles Robert Scoon (b. 25 January 1884)
DaughterMary Margaret Scoon (b. 5 August 1887)
SonWilliam Ora "Willie" Scoon (b. 5 August 1887)
DaughterAlice Blair Scoon (b. 15 August 1890)

Other Life Events

WitnessJanet White Hall lived with Robert Turnbull in 1880 in La Prairie, Marshall, Illinois, USAG.1
ImmigrationJanet White Hall immigrated on 12 January 1880 to New York, USAG.2
NameAs of 1 February 1881, Janet White Hall was also known as Janet White Scoon.3
AnecdoteJanet W. Hall, married William Scoon, who was born in Roxburghshire, Scotland and farmed in La Prairie Township, and they had four children: Charles R. Scoon, twins Mary Scoon Calder and Willie Scoon, and Alice Scoon Herridge.

Citations

  1. [S852] 1880 United States Federal Census
  2. [S1714] ancestery.com, http://person.ancestry.com/tree/31836035/person/18132673780/facts
  3. [S1724] Robert Eugene Turnbull and Carolyn Greene Axt, The Turnbull Family of La Prairie Center Illinois 1851 - 1994

William B. Scoon

M, #71048, b. 1848
Last Edited25 May 2017

 

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Parents

FatherRobert Scoon (b. 25 February 1812, d. 13 December 1885)
MotherMary Nichol (b. 1812, d. 1880)

BMDB Events

BirthWilliam B. Scoon was born in 1848 in ScotlandG.1
MarriageWilliam B. Scoon and Janet White Hall were married on 1 February 1881.2,3

Family: Janet White Hall (b. February 1854, d. 19 April 1908)

SonCharles Robert Scoon (b. 25 January 1884)
DaughterMary Margaret Scoon (b. 5 August 1887)
SonWilliam Ora "Willie" Scoon (b. 5 August 1887)
DaughterAlice Blair Scoon (b. 15 August 1890)

Citations

  1. [S2132] FamilySearch, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX48-B3R
  2. [S1724] Robert Eugene Turnbull and Carolyn Greene Axt, The Turnbull Family of La Prairie Center Illinois 1851 - 1994
  3. [S1714] ancestery.com, http://person.ancestry.com/tree/31836035/person/18132673780/facts

Charles Robert Scoon

M, #71049, b. 25 January 1884
Last Edited25 May 2017

 

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Parents

FatherWilliam B. Scoon (b. 1848)
MotherJanet White Hall (b. February 1854, d. 19 April 1908)

BMDB Events

BirthCharles Robert Scoon was born on 25 January 1884 in La Prairie Twp., Marshall, Illinois, USAG.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1724] Robert Eugene Turnbull and Carolyn Greene Axt, The Turnbull Family of La Prairie Center Illinois 1851 - 1994
  2. [S1714] ancestery.com, http://person.ancestry.com/tree/31836035/person/18132673780/facts

Mary Margaret Scoon

F, #71050, b. 5 August 1887
Last Edited25 May 2017

 

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Parents

FatherWilliam B. Scoon (b. 1848)
MotherJanet White Hall (b. February 1854, d. 19 April 1908)

BMDB Events

MarriageCalder and Mary Margaret Scoon were married.1
BirthMary Margaret Scoon was born on 5 August 1887 in La Prairie Twp., Marshall, Illinois, USAG.2,3

Family: Calder

Other Life Events

NameMary Margaret Scoon was also known as Mary Margaret Calder.1

Citations

  1. [S2086] William Scoon, E-mail from William Scoon, email address, Lombard, IL, USA, to Brian Turnbull, 2015
  2. [S1724] Robert Eugene Turnbull and Carolyn Greene Axt, The Turnbull Family of La Prairie Center Illinois 1851 - 1994
  3. [S1714] ancestery.com, http://person.ancestry.com/tree/31836035/person/18132673780/facts