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John Tanner
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1778
Hopkinton
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 1850
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

"Tanner, John [1778-1850], farmer; born at Hopkinton, Washington County, Rhode Island. Living in Bolton, Warren County, New York when converted through the miraculous healing of his leg by Mormon missionaries in 1832. Contributed substantial of his wealth for the benefit of the Church. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio, 1835, and Missouri, 1838, where he suffered mob violence. Settled at Montrose, Iowa, 1840-46. Crossed the plains to Utah in 1848 and settled at South Cottonwood, where he died.
SOURCES: Jesse, Dean C., ed. "The Papers of Joseph Smith", Vol. I: Autobiographical and Historical Writings. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1989. Includes Biographical Register. [Jesse's work credits two references: Jenson, "Biographical Encyclopedia", 2:799-802; Maurice Tanner, "Descendants of John Tanner" (n.p.: The Tanner Family Association, 1942), 14-23.];  
 
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 Parents:
  Joshua Tanner (1757 - 1807)
  Thankful Tefft Tanner (1757 - 1822)
 
 Spouses:
  Lydia Stewart Tanner (1783 - 1825)
  Tabitha Bently Tanner (1780 - 1801)*
  Elizabeth Beswick Tanner (1803 - 1890)*
 
 Children:
  Willard Tanner (1806 - 1807)*
  Sidney Tanner (1809 - 1895)*
  John Joshua Tanner (1811 - 1896)*
  Romelia Tanner (1814 - 1814)*
  Nathan Tanner (1815 - 1910)*
  Edward Tanner (1817 - 1817)*
  Maria Louisa Tanner Lyman (1818 - 1906)*
  Martin H. Tanner (1822 - 1907)*
  Albert Miles Standish Tanner (1825 - 1879)*
  Myron Tanner (1826 - 1903)*
  Seth Benjamin Tanner (1828 - 1918)*
  Freeman Everton Tanner (1830 - 1918)*
  Joseph Smith Tanner (1833 - 1910)*
  David Dan Tanner (1838 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Tanner (1778 - 1850)
  Thankful Tefft Tanner Barber (1781 - 1832)*
  Elizabeth Tanner Perkins (1785 - 1869)*
  Pardon Tanner (1791 - 1869)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: Grave C-1-4
 
Created by: Mary S. Scott
Record added: Apr 13, 2005
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- Carin Archer
 Added: Nov. 21, 2016
Love reading about you third great grandfather in my copy of the John Tanner Family book. Your sacrifices and beliefs in the church make me extremely proud to be one of your decendents. Rest in sweet heavenly peace.
- Tim Gerkins
 Added: Oct. 11, 2014
4th great grandfather
- Debra Williams Buhler
 Added: Feb. 2, 2014
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