TURNER, Nicholas
Merced Express, December 6, 1895
At Plainsburg, December 3, 1895, Nicholas Turner, a native of Tennessee, aged 92 years.
TURNER, Captain Nicholas
Merced Express, December 6, 1895
Death of Captain Turner.
Captain Nicholas Turner, an aged pioneer of this county, died at the home of his son, Mr. Joseph Turner near Plainsburg, at an early hour on Tuesday morning ripe in years. The deceased was born in East Tennessee January 17, 1800, and was therefore 95 years of age at the time of his death. He was married to Miss Kesiah McClure of North Carolina in 1825.
He resided in Missouri for a number of years and in 1849 crossed the plains to California and after remaining here for two years returned to Missouri and brought his family to his adopted State and settled on Mariposa Creek near where he died. He was a Captain of a company in trouble with the Mormons. After he settled on Mariposa Creek he engaged in the stock business and in the course of time accumulated considerable property, but before his death he lost heavily from security debts. He raised a family of eight children, six of whom survive him. His wife who was his constant companion for so many years died four years ago. At the time of his death he was the grandfather of thirty-nine grandchildren and thirty-seven great-grandchildren.

Contributed by: Carol Lackey