Turner Estep

A story I heard from my father (Ira I. Boggs): Turner Estep (my 2nd Great Grandfather) lived on a farm in VA that had been in the family for two generations when his neighbor came to him and said, “Get off this land. You don’t own it.” Turner went into his house and came back out with his gun. He shot the neighbor out of his saddle. Turner died in prison in Richmond, VA in 1850. That would have been shortly after the “Trail of Tears”. Turner was half Cherokee. Native Americans were not allowed to own land in VA. (One conciliation: Apparently nobody else tried to take the land from his family).

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