Orra Swift

1792–22 February 1844 (Age 52)
<Natchez River, Yakima, WA>

The Life of Orra

When Orra Swift was born in 1792, her father, Elisha Swift, was 28 and her mother, Charity or Betsey Sacket, was 23. She married Joseph Allan Tanner in 1813, in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 22 February 1844, at the age of 52, and was buried in Waverly, Morgan, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Allan Tanner
1792–1838
Orra Swift
1792–1844
Marriage: 1813
Elisha Swift Tanner
1814–1880
Huldah
1816–
Susan Elizabeth Tanner
1820–1843
Ephraim A. Tanner
1831–1834
Edward Allen Tanner
1837–1892

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1813
Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
children

(5)

    Elisha Swift Tanner

    Male1814–1880Male

    Huldah

    Female1816–Female

    Susan Elizabeth Tanner

    Female1820–1843Female

    Ephraim A. Tanner

    Male1831–1834Male

    Edward Allen Tanner

    Male1837–1892Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1808

Age 16

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

A name given for swiftness in moving. It may be a location name, from Swift, a river of England.

Sources (2)

  • Orra in entry for Ephraim A. Tanner, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Orra Swift Tanner, "Find A Grave Index"

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