Born: 1796 Kentucky
Flourished: 1838-1865 Sangamon County, Illinois
Turpin married in Kentucky and lived with his family for a time in Missouri before moving to Sangamon County, Illinois, by 1838. In Sangamon County, Turpin was a farmer. Following the death of his first wife, he re-married in 1838 to Amazet (or Emasette) Campbell.
U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Howard County, MO, 143; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 730; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1881), 947-48; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 12 May 1838, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 164; Gravestone, Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Loami, IL.