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presented July 2013 at Turrentine Scroggins Cravens Counts Bell Reunion held at De Queen, Arkansas. Reunion was of the descendants of Gilbert Turrentine and Lively Murphy was were born slaves, but …

presented July 2013 at Turrentine Scroggins Cravens Counts Bell Reunion held at De Queen, Arkansas. Reunion was of the descendants of Gilbert Turrentine and Lively Murphy was were born slaves, but lived to see freedom for themselves and their children.

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  • 1. Turrentine Scoggins Cravens Counts Bell Reunion -2013
  • 2. Family Crest – Cindy Keyton Four parts of the shield • Book • 2 mattocks • Handbell • Ship Colors • Red and gold • Motto
  • 3. Family Crest – Cindy Keyton Four parts of the shield • Book for education & religion (Many Turrentines are preacher and teachers. Several church are named for Turrentines.)
  • 4. Family Crest – Cindy Keyton Four parts of the shield • 2 mattocks which were buried in the dirt floor of cabin abandon during French & Indian War.
  • 5. Family Crest – Cindy Keyton Four parts of the shield • Handbell which was used by the Turrentines in North Carolina, then Bedford Co, Tennessee, the Sevier Co, Arkansas to call everyone to meals. It would have been heard by Gilbert (Jr) from the time he was born until at least 1859.
  • 6. Family Crest – Cindy Keyton Four parts of the shield • Ship This ship is the type that brought The 2 Turrentine brothers from Ireland in 1745.
  • 7. Family Crest – Cindy Keyton Colors • Red and gold is for Italy, our proposed deep roots
  • 8. Family Crest – Cindy Keyton Motto: Never forget Lockesburg, AR integrated National Turrentine Reunion 1950
  • 9. First Documents • Indentures – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania November 26 & 29, 1745 • Alexander’s signature
  • 10. Movement – about land • Mifflin County, Pennsylvania • Little River, Orange County, North Carolina • West to Tennessee • South to South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama • Arkansas
  • 11. After 100 years Census 1850 • Turrentine/Turentine - 178 whites – Only 16 Families owned 165 slaves • Morgan T., North Carolina – 31, ages 80 to 1 month • Absalom T. North Carolina – 11, ages 35 to 1/2 • Ann T., North Carolina – 14, ages 70 to 4 • Daniel T, North Carolina – 15, ages 62 to 1 • Elizabeth T, North Carolina. – 2, age 30 and unknown • James C. T – North Carolina – 4, ages 27 to 14 • H. Turentine – North Carolina – 11, ages 54 to 1 Total 88 • H. T, Georgia – 5, ages 45 to 20 • James T., Georgia – 17, ages 50 to 1 • William T, Georgia – 3, ages 54, 19 and 6 Total 25 • Allen T., Mississippi – 14, ages 65 to ½ • Archelaus T., Arkansas – 2, ages 40, 26 • James T., Arkansas – 19, ages 50 to 1 (3 family groups) • George S. T, Arkansas – 3, ages 21, 18, 2 ½ Total 24 • William Turentine, Tennessee – 7, ages 55 to 9 • Felix Turentine, Tennessee – 7, ages 20 to 1/2 • Total 14 • Turntine – 9 white, 2 families, no slave owners
  • 12. Slave Shedules • 1850 – James, owner of Gilbert “Old Gib”, owner of 19 slaves, & 3 other Turrentine slaves • 1860 – James is not shown as slave owner but errors in names and ages Next door is James’ son William who is listed with a single slave, ………….Gilbert (Jr). (177)
  • 13. Majority of Turrentine slaves in Arkansas in 1860 are shown as owned by C P Turrentine who had moved to Arkansas from Alabama.
  • 14. Civil War divides Turrentines 1860 1 family lived in North 48 families lived in South of these 16 owned a total of 165 slaves Soldiers – Union 10 including 2 - in Union 1st Regiment Alabama Cavalry (both died in service) 2 - blacks (George Turntine 63rd and Albert Turrentine, Co. G, 57th US Colored Infantry) 1 - Turntine in 2nd Arkansas Infantry Confederate - 47
  • 15. 1870 Census First census listing former slaves by first and last name. 830 persons in Sevier County, Arkansas are listed as black or mixed race 15 in 4 households are Turrentines, all in Blue Bayou TWP Gilbert Turrentine, Sr born abt 1801 in NC (4) Gilbert Turrentine, Jr born abt 1828 in TN (9) Silva Turrentine born abt 1800 in Alabama, home of Lafayette Scroggins Josiah (Joe) Turrentine born Oct 1959 in household of Jacob Grave(s) Nationally index shows 92 Turntines/Turrentines of black or mixed race were counted in the census.
  • 16. Turn of the Century – 1900 Census • Turrentines 515 – 364 white, 151 black • Turntine 154 – 82 black, 72 white
  • 17. 200 Years - 1955 • Turrentine Cemetery found in Orange County, North Carolina • Combined Black & White Turrentine Reunion held 1950 in Locksburg, Arkansas
  • 18. 265 Years of Progress • Turrentines white and black arrived in America in bondage • From two brothers and the slaves who took the Turrentine name upon gaining their freedom, there are now over 1,700 Turrentines and 200 Turntines, plus thousands of descendants who bear other surnames. • Today, we work in many respected professions: preachers, teachers, firefighters, policemen, nurses, doctors, dentists, military, architects, engineers, and entrepreneurs owning companies in diverse fields: needlepoint, winery, trash collection, construction, computer software, fashion, dance, music, film,and more.