Cassandra Letitia "Tishie" Moody and John J. Turpin

Cassandra Letitia "Tishie" Moody

Married John J. Turpin [Cassandra L. Moody to John J. Turpen 15 Oct 1871--Henry County, TN, Marriage Book]

Children of Tishie Moody and John Turpin

  1. Ruben Turpin
  2. Thula A. Turpin
  3. M. Ella Turpin
  4. Alvie L. Turpin (m)
  5. William Robley Turpin
  6. Pleasant Williams(?) Turpin

Although this woman must be Elijah's daughter, censuses give Elijah's daughter's name as Cassadra E. and Elizabeth. If the Cassandras are the same, Cassandra Elizabeth must have decided to use a different name.

Thula appeared on a census with her parents only as T. A., and I got her name from her marriage record and death record. Once on the trail, the death certificate is adequate. Tennessee Death Certificate #8062, filed 5 May 1939, Henry Co.: death 28 April 1939, Thula Turpen Priddy, born 16 December 1875, Henry Co., parents J. J. Turpen and Tissia Moody, informant James M. Priddy (her husband)

Ella appeared on a census with her parents only as M. E., and obtaining her name required an intensive search. See her page for details.

Tennessee Death Certificate #960, filed 20 January 1931, Henry Co.: death date 5 January 1931, Tishie Turpin, born May 5, 1848, age 81y, 8mo, 9d parents Lige Moody and mother's maiden name unknown, informant J. R. Turpin.
Note: the burial place is given as Rowlett Cemetery, which is also known as Rowlett-Moody Cemetery. Note that the age given is inconsistent with the birth and death dates given.

John J. Turpin

The only two John Turpins listed in Henry County, TN, on the 1850 census were both in the family of William R. and Rebecca Turpin, John Turpin 3 and John J. Turpin 1.

Kentucky Death Certificate #328, issued 23 January 1911, Calloway Co.: death date 22 January 1911, John James Turpin, born 22 April 1849, parents Ruben Turpin and Becka Steele, informant Letitia Turpin.

1880FedCenHnTNp7C (193 printed): J. J. Turpin, 29, Tishie, 29, Ruben, T. A., 4, M. E., 1

1900FedCenCalKYp3A (198 printed): John J---- Turpin, Apr 1849, mar 27 y, Tishie, May 1849, mar 27 y, 6 children, 6 living, Alvis L., Dec 1885, Willie R., Nov 1887, Pleasant W., Nov 1889

1910FedCenCalKYp9A: John J. Turpin, 61, Tissie, 61, Robley Wm, 22, P. Wili-- (possibly Williams), 20, James M. Hutchens, 18, hired man