David Dan Tanner

Brief Life History of David Dan

When David Dan Tanner was born on 8 February 1838, in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States, his father, John Tanner, was 59 and his mother, Elizabeth Beswick, was 34. He married Rebecca Estella Moore on 10 January 1861, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. His occupation is listed as dairyman and raised live stock in Indianola, Sanpete, Utah, United States. He died on 19 October 1918, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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David Dan Tanner
Rebecca Estella Moore
Marriage: 10 January 1861
David Everton Tanner
Amasa Marion Tanner
John Myron Tanner
Harvey Moore Tanner
Daniel Louis Tanner
Charles Burton Tanner
Ivan Lee Tanner
Eliza Estella Tanner
Luna Jane Tanner
Rhoda Annetta Tanner
Annie Clara Tanner
Zenobia Melinda Tanner
Hettie Rebecca Tanner
Arnold W Tanner

Sources (97)

  • David D Tanner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Utah, Select County Marriages, 1887-1937
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1849: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

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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Elizabeth Beswick Tanner - Part II

We were there six years in March and left in May. We were camped out at Winter Quarters where we had our cabin where we had most of things burnt. The boys on the range with the cattle had some …

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