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James Adam Turner[1]

Male 1839 - 1903  (63 years)


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  • Name James Adam Turner  [2, 3, 4
    Born 4 Dec 1839  , Greene County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jul 1903  [5, 6, 7
    Buried Y  [8
    Person ID P-108077066  SheldonTurner
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2011 

    Father Adam Turner,   b. 13 Feb 1810, Chester, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1903, Clifton, Greene County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Eleanor (Nellie) Spencer,   b. 13 Jan 1813, Rock Hill, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1894, , Greene County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 2 Dec 1835  , Greene County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet

    Family Mary J. Gregg,   b. 19 Feb 1840, Ohio. USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1885, Xenia City, Kessiat Township, Greene County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1875 
    Children 
    +1. John Gregg Turner,   b. 11 Apr 1876, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956  (Age 79 years)
     2. Eleanor Gertrude Turner,   b. 7 Nov 1877, Ohio. USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945  (Age 67 years)
    +3. William Burton Turner,   b. 8 Aug 1879, Cedarville, Greene County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1934, Cedarville, Greene County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     4. Mary Isabelle Turner,   b. 22 Mar 1881, Ohio. USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F70  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Civil War Service
      Rank: P
      Company: F
      Regiment: 186
      Service: Infantry
      Township: Miami
      (Medical):tabes dorsalis (locomotor ataxia)
      a form of neurosyphilis occurring 5-20 years after the original sexually transmitted infection. The infecting organisms progressively destroy the sensory nerves. Severe stabbing pains in the legs and trunk, an unsteady gait, and loss of bladder control are common. Some patients have blurred vision caused by damage to the optic nerves. Penicillin is used to arrest the progression of this illness
      The disease is sometimes called progressive locomotor ataxia. The varied clinical features represent the extent of involvement of the brain, cranial nerves and spinal cord. The initial symptoms consist of diplopia due to paralysis of the 3rd, 4th, or 6th cranial nerves, irregular pupils, paresthesia and hyperesthesia. Pupillary abnormalities are present in 90% of patients. The characteristic pupillary abnormality, which is seen 50 percent of the time, is the Argyll-Robertson pupil in which there is loss of direct and consensual light reflexes, but the accommodation light reflex is preserved. Ptosis and poor facial tone can develop as a result of cranial neuritis and produces the tabetic facies. Patients may also complain of lightning pains mainly in the extremities although no part of the body is spared. Visceral crisis is sometimes seen and patients may complain of abdominal, rectal, and laryngeal pain. Because of involvement of the dorsal root ganglia and posterior columns there is loss of vibratory and position sense in the legs. Analgesia may be seen over the breasts, medial sides of the forearms, lateral aspects of the legs, and perianal regions (Hitzig lines). As the condition progresses, difficulties in coordination and balance develop. These are worse in the dark but are also present when the patient has good visual input. The syndrome is also characterized by the loss of reflexes in the legs, sphincter dysfunction, and sexual dysfunction. The loss of sensation which occurs in the legs may lead to Charcot joints

  • Sources 
    1. [S1017492625] Concise Medical Dictionary, Disease definition (Reliability: 3), 18 Aug 2002.
      tabes dorsalis (locomotor ataxia) a form of neurosyphilis occurring 5-20 years after the original sexually transmitted infection. The infecting organisms progressively destroy the sensory nerves. Severe stabbing pains in the legs and trunk, an unsteady gait, and loss of bladder control are common. Some patients have blurred vision caused by damage to the optic nerves. Penicillin is used to arrest the progression of this illnessThe disease is sometimes called progressive locomotor ataxia. The varied clinical features represent the extent of involvement of the brain, cranial nerves and spinal cord. The initial symptoms consist of diplopia due to paralysis of the 3rd, 4th, or 6th cranial nerves, irregular pupils, paresthesia and hyperesthesia. Pupillary abnormalities are present in 90% of patients. The characteristic pupillary abnormality, which is seen 50 percent of the time, is the Argyll-Robertson pupil in which there is loss of direct and consensual light reflexes, but the accommodation light reflex is preserved. Ptosis and poor facial tone can develop as a result of cranial neuritis and produces the tabetic facies. Patients may also complain of lightning pains mainly in the extremities although no part of the body is spared. Visceral crisis is sometimes seen and patients may complain of abdominal, rectal, and laryngeal pain. Because of involvement of the dorsal root ganglia and posterior columns there is loss of vibratory and position sense in the legs. Analgesia may be seen over the breasts, medial sides of the forearms, lateral aspects of the legs, and perianal regions (Hitzig lines). As the condition progresses, difficulties in coordination and balance develop. These are worse in the dark but are also present when the patient has good visual input. The syndrome is also characterized by the loss of reflexes in the legs, sphincter dysfunction, and sexual dysfunction. The loss of sensation which occurs in the legs may lead to Charcot joints

    2. [S1022947758] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited ), Year: 1880; Census Place: Miami, Greene, Ohio; Roll: T9_1019; Family History Film: 1255019; Page: 306.4000; Enumeration District: 84; Image: 0521..
      Birth date: abt 1840Birth place: OhioResidence date: 1880Residence place: Miami, Greene, Ohio, United States

    3. [S1025547458] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 18), Year: 1900; Census Place: Miami, Greene, Ohio; Roll: T623_1272; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 85..
      Birth date: Dec 1839Birth place: OhioMarriage date: 1879Marriage place: Residence date: 1900Residence place: Miami, Greene, Ohio

    4. [S1036561323] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, Historical Data Systems, comp., (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2009.Original data - Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA from the following list of works.Copyright 1997-2009Historical Data Systems, Inc. PO Box 35Duxbury, MA 02331.O).
      Birth date: abt 1840Birth place: Residence date: Residence place: USA

    5. [S1017492670] Newspaper, Death notice (Reliability: 3).
      DEATH NEAR CLIFTONMr. James Turner, a well known farmer living about half way between Clifton and Cedarville, died this morning of locomotor ataxia.He was 63 years of age and leaves a wife(sic) (not accurate wife died approx twenty years prev.) and four children. The funeral will take place from the house some time on Monday.

    6. [S1017492670] Newspaper, Obituary (Reliability: 3).
      Mr James Turner, aged 63 years, whose home was north of Cedarville, died last Friday night at 7:30 o'clock, after a lingering illness of locomotor ataxia. Mr. Turner was an old and honored citizen of this community. He leaves to mourn his loss, four children, John being married and living near home, Gertrude, Burton and Mary at home. His wife died abourt twenty years ago. The funeral took place Monday. Burial at Xenia.

    7. [S1017492670] Newspaper, Xenia paper (Reliability: 3).
      Mr. James Turner, aged 63, who resides halfway between Clifton and Cedarville, Died on Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock after a ligering illness of loconotor ataxia. He leaves four children to mourn his loss, his wife having preceded him to that better country nearly 20 years ago. His children are grown. John being married and living near home and Gertrude, Burton, and Mary at home. Funeral Monday at 10 o'clock sun time Burial at Xenia.

    8. [S1017492670] Newspaper.
      After an illness, covering nearly three years, Mr. James Turner surcumbed to his disease of long standing, last Friday night. Mr. Turner was known as a very substantial farmer, a man of high character and respected and honored by all who knew him. He was in hs 63rd year.James Tuner was married July 1, 1875 to Miss Mary J. Gregg and to them were born four children, all of whom are living John, William B., Gertrude and Mary. On July 29, 1885, Mr Turner was bereft of his wife and since that time he with his children have lived on a portion of the Adam Turner farm, The quietude of the life they led tending to assuage the bitter sorrow they felt over the loss of a faithful wife and model mother. The deceased was a member of company F, 186th regiment, O.V.I. having been in the service of the government seven months during the War of the Rebellion.The funeral sevice was conducted by Rev. H. C. Middleton and A. I. Young. Rev. Bailey, of Xenia, had charge of the services at the cemetery.Mr Turner was a faithful member of the United Presbyterian church and was always found ready and willing to assist in all religious work. The interment took place at the Woodland cemetry, Xenia Tuesday (monday). The following were the pallbearers: Robert Corry, Harry Corry, R. B. Barber, Elsworht Lowry, W. J. Tarbox and William Spencer