John Joshua Tanner

19 December 1811–9 September 1896 (Age 84)
Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States

The Life Summary of John Joshua

When John Joshua Tanner was born on 19 December 1811, in Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States, his father, John Tanner, was 33 and his mother, Lydia Stewart, was 28. He married Rebecca Archibald Smith on 27 August 1835, in Kirtland Township, Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 September 1896, in South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Joshua Tanner
Nancy Augusta Ferguson
Marriage: about 1859
Flora Belle Tanner
Almira Artimessa Tanner
Isaac William Tanner
Warren Foote Tanner
Rebecca Augusta Tanner
Freeman Everton Tanner
Horace Greeley Tanner
Ina Eugenia Tanner
Clarence LaVerne Tanner
Ethel May Tanner
Arthur Lyman Tanner

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    about 1859
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 16
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 25
    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

    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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    The William Neyman family left Butler, Pennsylvania about 1830. We assume that they left to join the Church. They had lost two young sons, but had seven living children with them. They were: Marga …

    Sources (87)

    • John Tanner in entry for Ethel Tanner Gookins, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John J Tanner, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John J Tanner, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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