Perry County, Illinois
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Furnished by : Robert & Carolyn Boyett



Turner, First 'Colored' Family
to Settle in Area

The Turners were the first colored family to
settle permanently in Old Du Quoin. Many
of Wesley Turners relatives are buried in
the Old Du Quoin Cemetery. They include:
Major Winston Turner, grandfather
Margaret Winston Turner, mother
Charles Winston Turner
Simon Winston Turner, Jr.
Rhoda Holiday, aunt.

Others are : Jane Woods, mother of Mollie Woods
George Smith Jr.
Four infant children of George and Belle
Jordan lane, husband of Georgiana Lane.


2008     Wayne Hinton

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