Theodore Turley: A Biography

Richard E. Turley, Jr.


At the urging of other family members, the author agreed to prepare a series of articles about his ancestor Theodore Turley for the Theodore Turley Family Newsletter. When finished, the chapters together will make up the first rough draft of a biography of Theodore Turley. The draft will undergo considerable revision before being published in book form. The author invites everyone to read these articles critically, make suggestions, and offer additional information for possible inclusion in the final draft. Please send comments and information to

1. Early Life in England

2. The Pre-Conversion Canadian Years, 1825-1837

3. Joining the Latter-day Saints, 1837

4. Church Life in Canada, 1837-1838