I found a bibliographic reference that gave his years as 1801-1855.

You can find various references to him in the studies of the early history
of the mormon church.

Here's a couple of links that might be of interest.  I suspect that he is
the same as mentioned in the William Morgan affair.

Dick Hillenbrand,
Syracuse, NY



----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Monje" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, November 13, 2000 1:12 PM
Subject: Orsamus Turner

> Can anyone direct me to any biographical information about Orsamus Turner,
author of "History of the Pioneer Settlement of Phelps and Gorham's Purchase
and Morris' Reserve"--or at least give me his birth and death dates?
> Is he the same Orsamus Turner (could there be two?) who was arrested in
connection with the 1826 abduction of William Morgan from the Canandaigua
jail? (See http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/NY/Ontario/1827/SEP.html)
> Scott Monje