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Philip Tanner
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Birth: 1693
Death: May 6, 1751
Nottingham
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Famous as the first known person killed by a mountain lion (puma, cougar, panther) in the USA. At a place called "Betty's Patch", Chester Co., PA, while purportedly examining some lumber for his saw mill. I am not sure if that was the exact circumstances, as it is known he owned a Fulling Mill at the time.

His headstone has the animal crudely inscribed on it.

Phillip Tanner's death record is one of the earliest extant records of Colonial era North America.


Phillip's will was written on 26 Jan 1750, and proved on 3 June 1751, at East Nottingham, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

When Mary, his wife, died, she left their son Philip Tanner II a Geneva Bible. (Does anyone know what became of it?)
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Dickey Tanner (1697 - 1761)
 
 Children:
  Philip Tanner (1716 - 1795)*
  Rachel Tanner Dickey (1724 - 1789)*
  Hannah Tanner Henry (1725 - 1782)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Here lyeth ye body
of Philip Tanner who
Departed this life
May 6 1751 aged
58 years
 
Burial:
Stone Graveyard
Lewisville
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Kelley Ward
Record added: Sep 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58163064
Philip Tanner
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Philip Tanner
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Philip Tanner
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