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William Tannahill
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1819, Scotland
Death: Oct. 23, 1862
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA

William Tannahill was born in Ayrshire,Scotland and came to Huntingdon, Canada when he was 9 yrs. old. He married Janette White in Huntingdon. He came to Nashua, Iowa in 1855. He is listed as a charter member of the Little Brown Church. His oldest son, George, was the first baby to be baptized in the Little Brown Church. William was the first to enlist in Co. B, 7th Iowa Regiment when the Civil War began. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Belmont and was sent to Libby Prison in Richmond, Va. He was a prisoner for 1 yr and was released, wearing the same clothes he was captured in. He was able to walk out of the prison but as soon as he was free he ate some food and because he had been starved for so many months in prison he died 3 days later. He is buried in Annapolis, Maryland in the Military Cemetery there. His son, George H. Tannahill, had this monument erected here in Greenwood Cemetery where his 2 children are buried.
The grave at Annapolis is found at FAG # 43741937.
Isabelle Margaret Tannahill Morton is at FAG Memorial# 59456581
The memorial at Iowa Union Cemetery is at FAG # 70829267
Link to the Photo View of the Little Brown Church
Family links: 
  John Tannahill (1769 - 1852)
  Janet Sharpe Tannahill (1779 - 1864)
  Janette White Tannahill (1824 - 1908)
  John Tannahill (1845 - 1905)*
  Jane Elder Tannahill Morton (1846 - 1924)*
  William Tannahill (1849 - 1933)*
  James Tannahill (1852 - 1874)*
  Anna Tannahill (1855 - 1878)*
  George H Tannahill (1857 - 1935)*
  Ella Christine Tannahill (1861 - 1865)*
  John Tannahill (1807 - 1852)*
  Isabel Tannahill (1809 - 1906)*
  Robert Tannahill (1814 - 1870)*
  Hugh Tannahill (1816 - 1885)*
  William Tannahill (1819 - 1862)*
  William Tannahill (1819 - 1862)
  Isabella Tannahill Elder (1844 - 1918)**
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Cemetery
Chickasaw County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Lot 1 Blk 43
Created by: Marilyn Harrison
Record added: Feb 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65326554
William Tannahill
Added by: Marilyn Harrison
William Tannahill
Added by: Marilyn Harrison
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- Mike & Vera
 Added: Jul. 2, 2014
Since writing about you for my family, I have come to love you as if I knew you. I am grateful that you are my 2nd great grandfather. I am so proud of you.
- Marilyn Harrison
 Added: Feb. 7, 2011

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