West Virginia Pioneers

James Tanner

Male Abt 1802 - Aft 1880  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name James Tanner 
    Born Abt 1802  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1880  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3587  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2017 

    Father Samuel Tanner,   b. 15 May 1759, Augusta County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Sudna Elizabeth Carpenter,   b. Abt 1765, Augusta County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 5 Dec 1791  Harrison County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Notes 

    • Harrison Co Marriages:
      Samuel Tanner & Sudney Carpenter, 12/5/1791

      Harrison Co Tax list
      Samuel Tanner 1794, 1796

      Mason Co tax list
      Samuel Tanner 1805-06-07-09-10-11-12

      1810 Census, Mason County, Virginia (West Virginia)
      Tanner, Samuel 373 1810
      3 males under 10 (Jesse, James, Tate?)
      1 male 16-25 (William)
      1 male 26-45 (Samuel)
      2 females under 10 (Mary, ?)
      2 females 10-16 (? ?)
      1 female 16-25 (Jean?)
      1 female 26-45 (Sidney)
      no slaves

      1820 Wood Co index, pg 194, along with James and Jesse. Wm is in Mason Co

      1840 Jackson, VA
      1m 0-5
      1m 5-10
      1m 70-80
      1f 5-10
      1f 70-80

      1850 Jackson, VA # 126-130
      Tanner Samuel 96 M Farmer Va
      Tanner Sudner 85 F Va
      Tanner James 17 M Va
      Tanner Semantha 24 F Va
      Tanner Saml 18 M Farmer Va
      Tanner Nancy 1 F Va
      Farr Geo W 21 M Farmer Va
      Fore or Farr
      ~~
      land grant
      #31 Samuel Tanner....Mar. 14, 1825
      Kanawha Co. 380 acres On Spring Creek, a branch of Little Kenawha.
      Grants 73, pg. 535
      ~~~
      "Jackson County in the Wars"
      Revolutionary Soldiers
      Samuel Tanner. born in Augusta (now Rockingham) county, VA, May 15, 1759. Moved to Greenbrier, then to Monongalia, and spent his last years in Jackson (now Roane) county at present Spencer, then known as Tanner's Crossroads, for Jacob Tanner. Elijah Runnion and Jesse Carpenter testified for him in connection with his pension application, but it was rejected. Enlisted in the Rockbridge County Militia, April 1777. . .

      Bishop's 'History of Roane county' - page 318
    Family ID F1062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Shafers,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 10 Apr 1821  [5
    Family ID F1954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nancy [Tanner],   b. 1805, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • 1820 Wood Co index, pg 194
      TANNER, James - 1A,1D,1G,1J
      1m 0-10
      1m 16-26
      1f 0-10
      1f 16-26

      1830 Wood Co:
      Tanner, James - 1a, 3b, 1f, 1n, 1s
      1m 0-5
      3m 5-10
      1m 30-40
      1f 0-5
      1f 20-30

      1840 Jackson, VA - with 10 kids???
      James Tanner
      3m 0-5 Noah, Dixon, ?
      3m 5-10 GW, Elijah, ?
      1m 10-15 Jefferson
      1m 15-20 John
      1m 40-50
      1f 5-10 ?
      1f 10-15 Melinda
      1f 30-40
      8 slaves

      1850 Gilmer, VA # 255 all born VA
      James Tanner 48
      Nancy 45
      Jefferson 22
      Washington 18
      Noah 14
      Dixon 12 idiotic
      Joshua 8
      Eliza 7
      Susan Dunbar 34

      1860 Clay, VA # 81 all born Va
      James Tanner 60 Ohio
      Nancy 40 Oh
      Dixon 20 idiot Oh

      1880 Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia ???
      James T. FRAME Self M M W 33 VA
      Occ: Jailor Fa: VA Mo: VA
      Rebecca L. FRAME Wife F M W 25 VA
      Occ: Keeping House Fa: VA Mo: VA
      John P. B. FRAME Son M S W 6 WV
      Fa: VA Mo: VA
      Annie L. FRAME Dau F S W 2 WV
      Fa: VA Mo: VA
      James TANNER Other M W W 90 VA
      Occ: In Jail-Insane Fa: VA Mo: VA
    Children 
     1. Nancy Tanner,   b. 1820, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1856  (Age < 36 years)
     2. Melinda Tanner,   b. 1828, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John A Tanner,   b. Abt 1828, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1892, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     4. Jefferson Tanner,   b. Mar 1823, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Elijah B Tanner,   b. 1830, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. George Washington Tanner, Sr,   b. Abt 1832, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     7. Noah Tanner,   b. 6 Jul 1835, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Dixon Tanner,   b. 1838, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Eliza Tanner,   b. 1841, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Andrew Tanner,   b. Abt 1841, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Joshua Tanner,   b. 1842, present Calhoun Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Lorenzo D Tanner,   b. Abt 1845, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F1468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S79] Bob Tanner.

    2. [S1205] Census, 1850 JC annotated.

    3. [S72] Marriage Records, Harrison Co, WV.

    4. [S56] Beth Campbell Stemple.

    5. [S71] Judi Kenyon.