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March 2015
Edited discussion in Turner, Part 1, about possible Turner/Dreher origins in Alsace. Added original document and translation regarding marriage of Hans (Johann) Michael Dreher and Eva Margaretha Dubler in Alsace, Preuschdorf, Bas-Rhin, France.

February 2015
Added two newspaper articles to Turner, Part 5. One article, dated February 25, 1889, is about the Golden Wedding anniversary celebration for Andrew Jackson Turner and Sarah (Scammahorn) Turner. The other is about the wedding of Elmore Grant Brown and Jeanette Turner on August 27, 1890.

January 2015
Corrected the names of the parents of the John C. Seal who, while a member of the 4th Tennessee Infantry (Union), died in a hospital at Cumberland Gap in 1862.

March 2013
Added Mexican War Service information for William Seals (see Seals, Part 2) and updated Civil War records for nine Seals family members (see Seals, Part 3).

February 2013
Updated birth, death and residence information for numerous Seals family members.

November 2012
Added several marriage records and death certificates for Browns and Turners.

December 2011
Added the "inventory of the goods and chattels" of Samuel Pruitt I and the final accounting of his estate to Pruiett, Part 2.

September 2011
Revised narrative in Pruiett, Part 7, to reflect the likelihood that Robert D. Climer wrote the letter, dated May 8, 1905, to Charles Pruett, age 11, just before Charles died on June 11, 1905.

July 2011
Added marriage records and updated other information for Climers living in Hamilton County, Ohio in late 1800s and early 1900s; also updated Army service records for Robert D. Climer.

June 2011
Added numerous copies of marriage records for Browns, Turners and Seals.

May 2011
Added information on the possible ancestors of Samuel Pruitt I including the implications of recent DNA tests and a Northumberland Co., Va. birth record for a Samuell Prewitt (see Pruiett, Part 1). Added three Court documents regarding the estate of Asa Prewitt and the guardianships established for his four sons (see Pruiett, Part 4).

February 2011
Updated the narrative and posted copies of the marriage-related documents for Lewis Turner and Anna Maria Beltz and Michael Turner, Jr. and Elizabeth Beltz. See Turner, Part 1, paragraph 6.

Updated pedigree charts and converted them to pdf's.

October 2010
Extensively updated Turner, Parts 1, 2, and 3 including speculation that Michael Turner/Dreher might have been born in Alsace, France and additional information about the children living with Michael Turner in the 1830s and 1840s.

August 2010
Provided additional information around the death of Charles Pruiett, son of Asa Pruiett and Mary Alice Climer including a letter possibly written by his grandmother Icyphenia Pruett a month before his death.

July 2010
Provided additional information on the children of Michael Turner, Jr. Included a picture of Michael Turner, Jr.'s headstone in the Milford IOOF Cemetery in Milford, Clermont Co., Ohio.

Made extensive updates to Brown, Parts 1 - 3, including the 1800 census record for Hubbard (Hubbert) Brown who lived in Middletown Township, Bucks Co., Penn. at that time and adding the children and spouses of Hubbard Brown's four identified sons. Also, provided images of Brown family headstones from the Flagg Spring Cemetery in Newtown, Hamilton Co., Ohio. It was Thomas Brown's headstone which led to the discovery of Hubbard Brown's census record in Bucks Co., Penn.

June 2010
Updated several marriage dates and dates of death for Seals, Parts 1 - 3. Also, included information about Laney Jane Seal's previous marriage to David Sulfridge and the fact that Arthur Sulfridge, who was living with James W. and Laney Jane Seal in 1900, was born of that union.

Updated numerous dates for births, marriages, and deaths of Hawkers under Pruiett, Part 1, Hawker and Seals, Part 1. Added information regarding the speculation about the ancestry of Samuel Pruitt I.

May 2010
Updated numerous marriage dates and dates of death for Turner, Parts 2 - 5.

Added death certificate for William Edgar Climer. Also, added picture of William Jenkins Climer and updated picture of Mary Jane (Wyrick) Climer.

April 2010
Updated information regarding Martha Malott, the mother of Susan Malott who married Daniel Turner, based on new information provided by a Malott descendant including the fact that she married several times after her first husband, Peter Malott, died. Also, added second and third wives of Michael Turner, Jr. including six children by his second wife who is presumed to be another Martha Malott, daughter of Daniel Malott. Also, added two documents from Clermont Co., Ohio records which provide insight into the children of Michael Turner, Jr. and their spouses as well as his third wife. My thanks to Kathleen McIntyre for sharing these documents with me. See Turner, Parts 3 and 4.

March 2010
Updated information regarding the will of Samuel Pruitt I and added some biographical information on Henry Dalton.

February 2010
Clarified and expanded on information regarding the wife of William Seale. Neither Nancy Anna "Nanny" Butts nor Susannah Nancy "Nanna" Temple appear to be credible candidates.

January 2010
Added William H. Turner's 1882 biographical sketch. Provided additional background information and speculation on where Turners may have lived prior to 1790s. Updated dates of birth, marriage and death for several of Andrew J. and Sarah Turner's children based on Ohio death certificates and census records.

June 2009
Added images of the William C. Pruett homestead and cemetery in Halifax Co., Va. (see Pruiett, Part 5). Added information about Josiah Parker's daughter, Eliza, including her death certificate. Also, with appreciation to Sherry Daniels, added marriage licenses for Barney Parker and his brother, Phenandis Parker.

May 2009
Added information and maps regarding the location of the property, Easy Purchase, that Samuel Pruitt I leased from Nathaniel Beall in 1737. With thanks to Rick Clymer, added information on William Jenkins Clymer, the brother of Isaac Climer.

March 2009
Corrected the spelling of the Scammahorn name on the Turner family pages. Added information about the Scammahorn family including the fact that Sarah and Elizabeth Scammahorn were the daughters of Isaac and Sarah Scammahorn who lived in southwestern Pennsylvania before moving to Highland Co., Ohio. Also, added additional information about the Scammahorn/Schermerhorn ancestry on the family pedigree charts.

December 2008
Expanded Pruiett pages from four to seven in order to shorten each page. No new material was added at this time. The same was done for the Turner's, expanding from three to five pages without adding any new information, and the Climer's, expanding from one to two pages, and adding a paragraph on Isaac Climer's Civil War service with the 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry.

Added a "Family Migrations" map to the home page to convey the migration patterns of our ancestors.

November 2008
Updated information on Samuel Pruitt I including adding a copy of his will. The latest information is that he lived in the area that became Montgomery County, Maryland, near the northwest border of the future District of Columbia. He lived on a tract of land called Easy Purchase, but was a renter, not the owner. Added Pittsylvania Co. personal property tax records for 1789 and 1800.

Added 1800 Tithables and Census Records for Michael Turner, Sr., Michael Turner, Jr., Lewis Turner and Andrew Beltz.

Added narrative on the Civil War service records of the sons of Thomas S. Prewitt and William C. Pruett.

October 2008
Added 1900 census record for Icyphenia Pruett. She was still living in Pittsylvania County at that time.

September 2008
Updated Turner history, particularly details about the children of Michael Turner, Sr. and Michael Turner, Jr., based on information provided by Lucy Turner Cronin. Also, added Mary A. Forbes as a child of Ebenezer and Phoebe Forbes including her marriage to James J. Turner, the grandson of Isaac Turner who was the brother of Michael Turner, Jr.

September 2008
Updated Climer narrative to reflect information found in census records and other sources.

Updated Hawker narrative to include information found in forums and Web sites and purportedly based somewhat on primary sources. Unfortunately, some of the early Hocker/Hawker genealogy is speculative and the best that can be done is to document that which seems to make the most sense based on primary sources from later generations.

August 2008
Updated Pruiett, Brown, Turner, Climer, Parker and Seals to include copies of census records and other primary documents. Updated narratives to reflect information consistent with these primary records. Added two photographs to Climer page.

Added Zachariah Prewitt's 1840 Will and marriage documents for Thomas Pruett and Icyphenia Ford and Acy Pruett and Mary Alice Climer.

July 2008
Added pictures to Brown, Turner, Parker, Seals, Memory Lane and Memories. Updated narrative in Turner to reflect information provided by Lucy Turner Cronin and others. Added a copy of Eben Forbes Turner's recollections.

January 2007
Complete overhaul of site graphics and addition of family pedigree charts.

March 2001
Updated Climer history by adding 4 pictures and revising and expanding narrative with information provided by Anne Cobb.

October 2000
Added Ruth Pruiett - Memories (7 pages)

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