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Squire Turner (1793-1871), Madison County
Posted by Roger David Hardesty on 3/28/2013, 12:14 am
In his 1949 paper, "Major Squire Turner, Lawyer, Statesman, and Economist," EKU Prof. Dorris refers to 'Turner Papers.' I am looking for this collection, and ANY anecdotes, letters, falsehoods, etc. concerning Turner, his father Thomas 'Trading Tom' Turner (1764-1847) or son Cyrus Turner (1819-1849). Cyrus was killed in the Rencontre at Foxtown by Cassius Marcellus Clay: I KNOW some of you have ancestors' accounts, etc. of this fatal encounter on 15 June 1849. At least a dozen Madison County farmers were injured in the brawl.
I look forward to hearing from those of with knowledge of this nationally prominent Whig who recodified all of Kentucky's laws following his deft leadership of the state's 1850 Constitutional Convention. Even those of you who are still angry with this taciturn justist, 150 years later.
Link: Filson Club Lecture by Prof. J. T. Dorris 5 Dec 1849
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