John Tanner

Male15 August 1778–13 April 1850

Brief Life History of John

When John Tanner was born on 15 August 1778, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Joshua Tanner, was 21 and his mother, Thankful Tefft, was 21. He married Tabitha Bentley in January 1800, in Greenwich, Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1840 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1848. He died on 13 April 1850, in South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Tanner
Lydia Stewart
Marriage: 1801
William Stewart Tanner
Matilda Tanner
Willard Tanner
Sidney Tanner
John Joshua Tanner
Romelia Tanner
Nathan Tanner Sr
Edwin Tanner
Edward Tanner
Louisa Maria Tanner
Martin Henry Tanner
Albert Miles Tanner

Sources (135)

  • John Tanner, "United States Census, 1810"
  • John Tanner in entry for Freeman Ereston Tanner, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • John Tanner, "United States Census, 1820"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1801Greenwich, Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1780 · French Occupy Newport

    Age 2

    During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 3

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

    Age 19

    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern) 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.

    German: topographic name from Middle High German tan ‘woods, pine forest’ for someone who lived near such terrain.

    German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Tanne (in the Harz Mountains, Bavaria, East Prussia, Switzerland) or Tann (Hesse, Bavaria), Thann (Bavaria, Austria, Alsace), Tannen (southern Germany, Switzerland), Thannen (Bavaria).

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

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    John Tanner

    John was born August 15th 1778, the second child and oldest son of Joshua Tanner (1757-1807) and Thankful Tefft (1757-1822). On his mother's Tefft side John was a descendent of three Mayflower pilgr …

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