John Motley Morehead
29th Governor of North Carolina
- Great-grandmother of John Motley Morehead — 4th Generation
- Ahnentafel No:
- Isaac Norman
- Birth Date:
- ABT 1712
- Birth Location:
- Christening Date:
- Christening Location:
- Death Date:
- BY 14 Jan 1804
- Death Location:
- North Carolina
- Burial Date:
- Burial Location:
- Spouse Name:
- James Turner
- Marriage Date:
- BEF 30 Jan 1733
- Marriage Location:
Elizabeth Turner (Ahnentafel No:5 )
Heroine of the Battle of Guilford Court House
There are plenty of secondary sources that give Kerrenhappuck's birth year as around 1692. However this seems unlikely given that she is also said to have had a daughter as late as 1742. She also is said to have died around 1804 which would make her over 100 years old. All are possible, just unlikely.
Kerenhappuch's birth estimate of 1712 is based on a couple of things. First, a 1733 Spottsylvania County land record where her father Isaac Norman gifted 100 acres to "James Turner, my son-in-law, planter, and Kerenhappuch Turner, my daughter, of ye said County." So she was definitely married before 30 JAN 1733. Second, it's also based on some of her children likely being born from the mid-1730s to early 1740s.
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Sources for Kerenhappuch Norman
- 1 Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System, Ancestor #A117148.
- 2 Virginia, Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850, 30 JAN 1733, Land record for father Isaac Norman.
- 3 Bradshaw, G. S. , Mrs. Kerenhappuch Turner: A Heroine of 1776, Greensboro, North Carolina: The Guilford Battle Ground Company (1902).
- 4 Garber, Virginia Armistead , The Armistead Family, 1635-1910, Richmond, VA: Whittet and Shepperson (1910), additional data pp. 4-5.
- 5 History of American Women , "Kerenhappuch Norman Turner: Heroine of the Battle of Guilford Court House", (accessed 04/04/2020).
- 6 Morehead, John Motley (III) , The Morehead Family of North Carolina and Virginia, New York: Privately printed (1921), 38-43.
- 7 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library , Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina: Kerenhappuch Turner Monument, Guilford Courthouse, (accessed 04/04/2020).