Josh Turner

by madman on March 21, 2017

Birth Name: Joshua Otis Turner

Place of Birth: Hannah, South Carolina, United States

Date of Birth: November 20, 1977

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, French Huguenot, German

Josh Turner is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He is the son of Karen Louise (Weaver) and Joe Otis Turner.

Josh’s paternal grandfather was Drexell Turner (the son of Alston Harlie Turner and Dovie Vermelle Gaskins). Alston was the son of Adger Legar/Legare Turner and Ida Emaline Altman. Dovie was the daughter of Madison Henry Harrison Gaskins and Nancy Vermelle/Vermel Hanna.

Josh’s paternal grandmother was Dora W. Wise (the daughter of Quincy Otis Wise and Dora Maybelle/Mabel Hayes). Quincy was the son of Joseph Willis Wise and Martha Ann Melton. Dora was the daughter of Hymasiah Bartell Hays/Hayes and Drucilla Poston.

Josh’s maternal grandfather was Franklin Eli Weaver (the son of Franklin Eli Weaver and Italene/Italine Poston). Franklin was the son of William Henry Weaver and Margaret Jane Rodgers. Italene was the daughter of John Rayford/James Poston and Mary Margaret Elizabeth Eaddy.

Josh’s maternal grandmother was Carolyn Richardson.

Sources: Genealogies of Josh Turner –

Genealogy of Josh’s father (through his sister, Jenny Mae Turner) –

Genealogies of Josh’s maternal grandfather, Franklin Eli Weaver –

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