Sariah Tanner

Female19 July 1840–12 March 1853

Brief Life History of Sariah

When Sariah Tanner was born on 19 July 1840, in Montrose Township, Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, John Tanner, was 61 and her mother, Elizabeth Beswick, was 36. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 12 March 1853, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 12, and was buried in San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Tanner
Elizabeth Beswick
Myron Tanner Sr.
Seth Benjamin Tanner
Freeman Everton Tanner
Joseph Smith Tanner
Philomelia Tanner
David Dan Tanner
Sariah Tanner
Francis Tanner

Sources (11)

  • Saria Tanner in household of Elizabeth Tanner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sariah Tanner - Government record: Census record: 1850 US Census: 1850; Utah, United States
  • Sariah Tanner, "Illinois, Hancock County, Nauvoo Community Project, 1839-1846 (BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy)"

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Siblings (8)

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World Events (6)

1841 · The Nauvoo Legion

Age 1

In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

1842 · Relief Society Organized

Age 2

The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on March 17, 1842. Emma Smith was the first Relief Society president. It was established as a way to help strengthen and serve other women.

1845 · Oh My Father

Age 5

"In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

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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