He probably had at least elementary school education
He was a farmer.
Marriage & Children
He is listed in the 1850 census in Rensselaerville, Albany NY with his wife Sarah and their children:
He can also be found in the 1830 and 1840 censuses and in the 1860 census with Sarah, Marilla and a hired hand in Rensselaerville. Most of the children, if not all, were born in Rensselaerville. The Turner children called him Uncle Samuel Lawton. The Turner's sometimes spent Christmas with the Lawton's. Alfred and Richard Turner traveled to Wisconsin together to establish a farm there. Eventually Alfred stayed on the farm in Wisconsin while Richard returned to Berne.>
He and Sarah probably died before 1870
Information was gleaned from the censuses, and William Turner's diary and letters.