- Birth Date
- 24 October 1842
- Death Date
- 1 February 1886
Evidence from genealogy and church records proves that the Turpin family traveled to Utah in 1852.
The family name is located on the William Morgan company roster as "expected soon" and may have traveled with the company. They may have also traveled in the 1852 James C Snow Company, and was assigned to settle in the Provo area.
Birth date confirmed by West Jordan Ward records at the time of a rebaptism on 5 March 1853.
- Age at Departure: 9
- 1850 Iowa Census, Pottawattamie County.
- 1856 Utah Census.
- “Died,” Salt Lake Herald, 3 February 1886, 5.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- "Registry of Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as to Bishops' Reports, Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 28th, A.D. 1852" in Key to Migration Sources, Great Britain and North America: A Manual for Students Attending the Second Annual Priesthood Genealogical Research Seminar, June 19-23, 1967 (Provo: Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education, 1967), edited by Norman Edgar Wright.
- West Jordan Ward, Record of members collection, 1836-1970.