Frederick Tanner

1781–
Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Frederick

When Frederick Tanner was born on 15 December 1781, in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Consider Tanner, was 31 and his mother, Rachel Benedict, was 27.

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Family Time Line

Consider Tanner
1750–1819
Rachel Benedict
1754–1794
Benjamin Tanner
1773–
Hannah Tanner
1773–
Asenath Tanner
1775–1845
William Tanner
1777–1873
Benjamin Tanner
1779–
Frederick Tanner
1781–
Olive Tanner
1784–
Ebenezer Tanner
1788–
Samuel Benedict Tanner
1791–
Rachael Tanner
1794–1865

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1750–1819Male

  • Rachel Benedict

    Female1754–1794Female

siblings

(10)

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World Events (3)

1783 · A Free America

Age 2

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 5

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 7

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.

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 (2)

  • Frederic Tanner, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Frederic Tanner, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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