David Anderson Turner

by Mike Peters

Just received my Boone County Genealogical Quarterly in this afternoon's snail mail.  Was sad to read that David Anderson Turner, of Manasas, VA, died on 28 August 2000.  His genealogical work was and is invaluable.  One researcher commented to me earlier today, after hearing the news, that "hardly a day goes by when I don't use at least one of Mr. Turner's compilations."

The first genealogical books I purchased for my library were David Anderson's census books that were entitled "Families of Raleigh County West Virginia" and "Families of Boone County West Virginia."

Family is the key word in the titles.  He helped us connect to ours and today I feel like part of mine is missing.


Mike Peters

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