Frederick Tanner

1771–1845 (Age 74)
Culpeper, Virginia, United States

The Life of Frederick

When Frederick Tanner was born in 1771, in Culpeper, Virginia, United States, his father, Jacob Tanner, was 28 and his mother, Dorothy Zimmerman, was 29. He married Rosanna Huffman on 15 January 1795, in Culpeper, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died in 1845, in Barren, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 74.

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Frederick Tanner
Rosanna Huffman
Marriage: 15 January 1795
Mary Polly Tanner
Lydia Elizabeth Tanner

Spouse & Children

15 January 1795
Culpeper, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 9

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Age 20

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

1 English 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.)2 Swiss and German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Tanne (in the Harz Mountains and Silesia) or Tann (southern Germany).3 Finnish: topographic or ornamental name from Finnish tanner ‘open field’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Federick Tanner, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Frederick Tanner, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Frederich Tanner, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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