TURNER, JAMES, (father of Daniel Turner), a Senator from North Carolina; born in Southampton County, Va., December 20,
1766; moved to Warren County, N.C., in 1770; attended the common schools; engaged in planting;
served as a private in a company of North Carolina Volunteers during the Revolutionary War;
member, State house of commons 1797-1800; member, State senate 1801-1802; Governor of North
Carolina 1802-1805; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate in 1805;
reelected in 1811 and served from March 4, 1805, to November 21, 1816, when he resigned due to ill
health; died on his plantation, 'Bloomsbury,' near Warrenton, Warren County, N.C., January 15,
1824; interment in Bloomsbury Cemetery.