Born: 1790-XX-XX Kentucky
Died: 1870-XX-XX Wayne County, Illinois
Turney was a prominent land owner, physician, and politician in Wayne County, Illinois. His first land purchase came near Fairfield in 1818, and he continued to purchase property in and around Fairfield until the early 1850s. From 1836 to 1842, Turney represented Wayne County in the Illinois House of Representatives. When the Mexican War began, he received an appointment as an assistant surgeon in the Third Regiment of Ferris Forman's Brigade of Illinois Volunteers. After discharge, he returned to Wayne County and resumed the practice of medicine. In 1850, he was living and practicing medicine in Fairfield amd owned $1,000 in real estate. From 1854 to 1857, he served as Wayne County judge.
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Wayne County, 87:496; 105:56, 143, 162, 163; 110:166, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Fairfield, Wayne County, IL, 264; U.S. Census Office, U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885, Wayne County, IL, 1304; History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois(Chicago: Glove, 1884), 196, 174; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 206, 208-209; Commercial Advertiser, 17 July 1846, 2:4; Isaac H. Elliott, Record of the Services of Illinois Soldiers in the Black Hawk War, 1831-32, and in the Mexican War, 1846-8, (Springfield, IL: H. W. Rokker, 1882), 266.