Nathan Tanner Sr

Male14 May 1815–17 December 1910

Brief Life History of Nathan

When Nathan Tanner Sr was born on 14 May 1815, in Greenwich, Greenwich, Washington, New York, United States, his father, John Tanner, was 36 and his mother, Lydia Stewart, was 31. He married Rachel Winter Smith on 29 June 1836, in Bolton, Bolton, Warren, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Little Cottonwood Creek Valley, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 17 December 1910, in Granger, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Tanner Sr
Rachel Winter Smith
Marriage: 29 June 1836
Romelia Tanner
Lydia Jane Tanner
Helen Alcy Tanner
John William Tanner
Nathan Tanner Jr.
Rachel Winter Tanner
Emily Sophia Tanner
Matilda Maria Tanner
Stewart Tefft Tanner
Juliaet Smith W Tanner
Franklin Smith Tanner

Sources (78)

  • Nathan Tanner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sains in entry for John A Hans and Isabella M Lynch, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Nathan Tanner, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 June 1836Bolton, Bolton, Warren, New York, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


    Age 12

    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion

    Age 26

    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.

    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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