Thomas Tanner

1825–1863 (Age 38)
Mize, Smith, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Tanner was born in 1825, in Mize, Smith, Mississippi, United States as the son of Elizabeth Tidditte. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Sarah Drusilla Jones. He registered for military service in 1863. He died on 10 June 1863, at the age of 38.

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Thomas Tanner
Sarah Drusilla Jones
John W Tanner
Martha E Tanner
Mary M Tanner
Nancy E Tanner

Spouse & Children

  • Male1825–1863Male

  • Sarah Drusilla Jones




  • John W Tanner


  • Martha E Tanner


  • Mary M Tanner


  • Nancy E Tanner


Parents & Siblings

  • Elizabeth Tidditte




World Events (6)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 11

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English and Dutch: occupational name for a tanner of skins, Middle English tanner, Middle Dutch taenre. (The Middle English form derives from Old English tannere, from Late Latin tannarius, reinforced by Old French taneor, from Late Latin tannator; both Late Latin forms derive from a verb tannare, possibly from a Celtic word for the oak, whose bark was used in the process.)2 Swiss and German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Tanne (in the Harz Mountains and Silesia) or Tann (southern Germany).3 Finnish: topographic or ornamental name from Finnish tanner ‘open field’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Tanner, "Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865"
  • Thomas Tanner, "Mississippi, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865"
  • Thomas Tanner, "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865"

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