Margaret Kirkland

28 May 1836–3 January 1900 (Age 63)
Coffee, Bacon, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Kirkland was born on 28 May 1836, in Coffee, Bacon, Georgia, United States, her father, Moses Kirkland, was 48 and her mother, Margaret Carver, was 29. She married Elijah Tanner about 1854. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Georgia, United States in 1870 and District 1130, Coffee, Georgia, United States in 1880. She died on 3 January 1900, in Coffee, Georgia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Tanner Church Cemetery, Douglas, Coffee, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Tanner
Margaret Kirkland
Marriage: about 1854
Warren Bud Tanner
Elizabeth Tanner
John Wesley Tanner
Berry Hampton Tanner
Thomas Jonathan Bose Tanner
Timothy Tanner
Eliza Tanner

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World Events (8)

1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees
Age 2
A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.
Age 10
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 18
Historical Boundaries 1854: Coffee, Georgia, United States

Name Meaning

English (now mainly East Midlands) and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on land belonging to the Church, from northern Middle English kirk ‘church’ + land ‘land’. There are several villages named with these elements, for example in Cumbria, and in some cases the surname will have arisen from these. Exceptionally, Kirkland in Lancashire has as its second element Old Norse lundr ‘grove’.

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

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Sources (13)

  • Margaret Kirkland in household of Elijah Tanner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margret Tanner in household of Elijah Tanner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret Tanner in household of Elijah Tanner, "United States Census, 1880"

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