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Josiah TANNER

Male 1754 - 1807  (52 years)


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  • Name Josiah TANNER  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    Born 10 Oct 1754  Mecklenburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17
    Gender Male 
    Birth 10 Oct 1754 
    Residence 1790  Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Residence 1800  No Township Listed, Henry County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Died 11 Jan 1807  Bethlehem, Henry, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17
    • Age: 53
    Death 01 Nov 1807 
    Death 01 Nov 1807  Oldham,Jefferson,Kentucky,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 53 
    Residence South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1844  South Carolina;Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Person ID I2600  Hays-Haine Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2016 

    Father Matthew TANNER,   b. 1730, Prince George, Prince George, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1806, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lucy CREED,   b. Abt 1735, Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1809, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1751  Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 18
    Family ID F1120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Martha WOOTEN,   b. 26 Sep 1756, Mecklenburg, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jul 1851, Vernon, Jennings, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 01 Dec 1771  Mecklenburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 16, 19
    Children 
     1. Mary TANNER,   b. 16 Dec 1789, Henry, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1848, in Johnson, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  []
     2. Elizabeth TANNER,   b. 18 Feb 1786, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1862, Golconda, Pope, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  []
     3. Martha TANNER,   b. 07 Aug 1777, Kings Mountain, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1851, Greenburg, Decauter Co, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  []
     4. Sally TANNER,   b. 21 Oct 1773, , Mecklenburg, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Columbus, Bartholomew, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  []
     5. Ann TANNER,   b. 11 Oct 1783, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784  (Age 0 years)  []
     6. Matthew TANNER,   b. 11 Jan 1779, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1833, Brownstown, Jackson, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  []
     7. Keziah TANNER,   b. 27 Apr 1792, Henry, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1822, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)  []
     8. Eleanor Martheen TANNER,   b. 13 Mar 1797, Henry, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1856, Vernon, Jennings, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  []
     9. Lucy TANNER,   b. 25 Apr 1775,   d. 1776  (Age 0 years)  []
     10. Samuel TANNER,   b. 15 Aug 1780, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Mar 1847, Golconda, Pope, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  []
     11. Creed TANNER,   b. 24 Feb 1788, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1789, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  []
     12. Thomas Wooten TANNER,   b. 03 Dec 1802, Henry, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1803, Golconda, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  []
     13. John TANNER,   b. 1794, Henry, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Golconda, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F799  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 01 Dec 1771 
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F1562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • JOSIAH TANNER
      Life Sketches from Records, Historical and Tradition

      In tracing our branch of the Tanner family the writer has not been able to go any further back than to the days and life of Lewis Tanner, who settled in Mecklinburg County, Virginia, not far from 1730 or 1740, or something near one-hundred-and-sixty-years ago. It is shown by the records that his deed for his homestead was recorded in 1750, and this property is still held by his continuous descendants, at the present time owned by Melville Tanner, of Lacross, Mecklinburg County, Virginia: The name of Lewis Tanner's wife before marriage was Margaret Haskins, she having a brother named Creed, and these two names -- Haskins and Creed, are often found in the later families, following Lewis and Margaret Tanner. To this patriarchal pair were born two sons, named Thomas and Josiah. Thomas married Mollie Evans, and they had three sons, named Thomas, Ludwell and David. This Thomas was the grandfather of Wm. M. Tanner, and Ludwell was the grandfather of Mary H. Tanner, Wm. M. Tanner's wife. See T.T.G's. p.45. This family I have had the pleasure of visiting, and have great respect for them as relatives, and enjoy their kind friendship.

      Josiah Tanner, second son of Lewis Tanner, as given by tradition, was seventeen years old when he married Martha Wootten, December 1st, 1771. It is not known at this time whether or not Josiah Tanner had any sisters. After their marriage they continued in Mecklinburg County, Virginia, about eight years; they then moved to and located in South Carolina in the year 1779, on the French Broad River, near Cherokee Ford. In and around this part of the country at this time was a bitter contest between the citizens, and S. C. line and partisan soldiers on the one side, and British and Tories on the other. It will be in order now to take up the application for pension of Martha (Tanner) Lemasters and the evidence offered for the establishing of her claim to pension.

      These pension papers furnish an almost complete life history of Josiah Tanner from the time of his marriage until his death. These papers are from the Pension Department at Washington, and from the Secretary of State's office, Columbia, South Carolina. This application for pension was made before the Probate Judge of Johnson County, Indiana, August 14th, 1843, and sets forth as follows: That she was 87 years old and that she was married to Josiah Tanner, in Mecklinburg County, Virginia, December 1st, 1771, that her said husband was a Lieutenant in Capt. Cradra McBee's Company of Colonel Williams' Regiment, (Note, afterward Colonel Robuck's Regiment, after Battle of King's Mountain) of South Carolina troops, in the Revolutionary War; that he left home in May, 1780, wounded in the arm at the battle of King's Mountain in October of that year; came home to get his wound cured, returned to the army in the spring Of 1781, and returned finally to his home in the fall of that year -- having been in the service, including the time he was at home on account of his wound, about eighteen months. That he was a pensioner until 1796, while in South Carolina. On the reports of the Comptroller General of South Carolina, one of them dated at Columbia, S. C., October 3rd, 1843, to the effect that on October 5th, 1785, a warrant was issued for the payment of a horse lost in the service for £21. 8s. 6d and £1. 9s. 11d, interest; and on December 9, 1785, another warrant for £76. 3s. 6d; and interest for £5. 6s. 7d for 237 days duty, from June 18, 1780, to July 1st, 1781, "is a Lieutenant of horse" in Capt. Cradra McBee's Company, Colonel Robuck's Regiment of the South Carolina line. Sally Crittenden, further testified, August 14th, 1843, that she was a daughter of Josiah Tanner; that she had often heard her father and mother relate that they were married at the home of a Colonel Rumford, in Mecklinburg County, Virginia, by the Rev. Parson Sample, whom she had seen and heard preach often. That she remembers well of her father going with a letter from General Morgan to Colonel Washington at Charlottesville, North Carolina, to come and meet him at the Cow Pens, and that he (her father) came by home and told her mother where he was going and what for. Mrs. Crittenden further testified that she remembered well, that when her father came home with his wounded "right arm" he had no clothes for a change to put on, for the Tories had plundered their house while he was away. Mrs. Crittenden also testified that she had heard her parents say, that they had no license for their marriage, but that the vows were published three times in the church, (and marriage as before stated.)

      The Comptroller General of South Carolina in February, 1844, further stated, that Josiah Tanner received his pension for twelve years from the General Government; that it was necessary his papers should be authenticated annually, and that he should receive his money in Charleston, which was then the location of the Commissioner of Pensions for the General Government. It will be seen in Martha Lemaster's application for pension that Josiah Tanner was a pensioner until 1796, while in South Carolina.

      The above two statements in regard to Josiah Tanner's pension, will verify the tradition of the date of his emigrating to Kentucky as stated in the T.T.G.'s.

      This tradition came from my mother Mary (Tanner) Tracy and her declaration was, "I was almost seven years old when we left South Carolina." This indicates that they arrived in Kentucky in the fall of that year, she being seven years old in December following, making it the year 1796.

      Another bit of tradition may be worth relating, happening in the mountains after leaving South Carolina; this also from my mother. She says: "I was riding down the mountain on a horse behind my brother, the horse fell and threw both of us, and I started to fall over the side of the mountain, my father being in sight, but too far off to be of any assistance. Turned his back on me, not wanting to see me dashed to death on the rocks below; but luckily I caught hold of a little bush and held on with a scream until assistance arrived and lifted me from my perilous situation."

      Again from mother, she says: "after my father was well of the woundin his elbow it was always very stiff in the joint, so much so that he had a knife made with a blade eighteen inches long to use while eating, that he might reach his mouth with that arm."

      Josiah Tanner now stands before us a patriot of Revolutionary times, of glorious deeds; he had done his work for his country; peace in hand, he turns his attention to his increasing family, their wants are many, his services for his country are unpaid. After dearly bought peace had come, we find him looking after his dues from his country, he is measurably helpless for making a living by his manual labor. His efforts for his dues were successful.

      In 1785, five years after being disabled, he received pay for horse lost in action and payment for services while in the army; also at this time he was further awarded by being awarded a pension to help him along with his infirmity. There is no other history or tradition to write, for the ten or eleven years, when we find him on his way over the mountains to the "Dark and Bloody Ground"; -- the wilderness of Kentucky, and here he tarried for the remainder of his year, where he had a dry goods and grocery business at Bethlehem on the Ohio River. Here for a few years he watched his children grow up to men and women (at least the greater part), choosing their life mates and passing to their own homes.

      At this time the bugle sounded "tattoo" and "lights out." This great lover of his country passed to the great beyond, November 1st., 1807. Love to his memory. March 6, 1907. M. J. TRACY.

      Children of Josiah and Mary Tanner

      The larger part of these sons and daughters settled in Indiana; some of them went to Illinois and others remained about the "Old Kentucky Home." Names and location so far as known:

      Sally Tanner married Samuel Crittenden. Settled in Columbus, Ind.
      Died there.

      Lucy Tanner.

      Martha Tanner.

      Matthew Tanner married Margaret Stillwell. Settled in Jackson
      County, Indiana. Died there.

      Samuel Tanner married. Settled near Golconda, Illinois, then to
      Thackston, Mo.

      Ann Tanner.

      Elizabeth Tanner married Wm. Tracy. Settled in Johnson County,
      Indiana. He died in Indiana and she in Illinois.

      Creed Tanner married the second time and remained in Kentucky. Died
      there.

      Mary Tanner married James Tracy. Settled in Johnson County,
      Indiana. Settled five miles north of Franklin and both died in the
      county.

      Keziah Tanner married Dan Dawson and remained in Kentucky. Died
      there. Their family of six children, with Grandmother Lemasters,
      came to Indiana.

      John Tanner married. Settled near Golconda, Ill. Died there.

      Eleanor Tanner married Thomas McGannon. Settled near Vernon, Ind.
      Died there.

      Thomas Tanner married second time. Settled near Golconda, Ill. Died
      there.

      Lucy, Martha and Ann, not certain who they married.

      This March 6th, 1908. M.J. TRACY.

      O. W & N. DIVISION 3-525
      J. R. W. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR NO. 9503 WID. BUREAU OF PENSIONS
      REV. WAR
      WASHINGTON, D. C., APL, 9, 1902

      Sir:-In reply to your request for a statement of the military history of Josiah Tanner, a soldier of the Revolutionary War, you will find below the desired information as contained in his widow's application for pension on file in this Bureau:
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Date of ¦ Length ¦ ¦ Officers Under Whom Service¦ Enlistmentor¦ of ¦ Rank ¦ was Rendered ¦ State Appointment ¦ Service¦ ¦ Captain ¦ Colonel ¦ ------------+--------+------+-------------+--------------+--------------
      May, 1780 ¦ 18 Mos ¦Lieut.¦ McBee ¦ Roebuck ¦South Carolina ------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Battles engaged in, King's Mountain (where he was wounded). Residence of soldier at enlistment, probably Oldham County, S. C. Date of application for pension, by widow, August 14, 1843. Residence at date of application, of widow, Johnson County, Indiana. Age at date of application, of widow, 87 years.
      Remarks:--He married Martha (surname not stated) Dec. 1, 1771, in Mecklenburg County, Va., and died Nov. 1, 1807. She remarried Abraham Lemasters, September, 1826, who died Nov. 3, 1837, and she was pensioned as former widow of Josiah Tanner.
      Very respectfully,
      L. M. KELLY, Deputy Commissioner.
      Mr. M. J. Tracy, Whiteland, Ind.

      STATE OF CAROLINA

      EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
      By the Secretary of State

      To All To Whom These Presents Come, Greeting:

      This is to certify that the records of this office show Re- volutionary Indent No. 1150, Book X, to have been issued in favor of Josiah Tanner for seventy-six pounds, three shil- ings and six pence in payment of two hundred and thirty- seven days Militia Duty, as Lieutenant of Horse, in the year 1780, in Captain McBee's Company, Robuck's Regiment, as per account audited.
      Principal 76. 3. 6. 3/4. Annual interest 5. 6. 7.

      In testimony whereof I have here-
      unto set my hand and affixed the seal of [SEAL] the State, at Columbia, this the twelfth
      day of November, A. D., 1903.
      J. T. GANTT,
      Secretary of State.

      DEPARTMENT OF STATE

      SOUTH CAROLINA

      J. T. GANTT, Secretary of State

      COLUMBIA, Nov. 13, 1903. Mr. Mathew J. Tracy,
      Whiteland, Ind.
      Dear Sir.-I am sending you, enclosed herein, a certificate of the service of your grandfather, Josiah Tanner, in the Revo- lutionary War. I regret, after thorough search, I am unable to find the record of Nathaniel Tracy. I find evidence of the service of his brother, James Tracy. As you understand these records are by no means complete, being compiled from Loose Paper, Stub-Books, Revolutionary Pay Rolls, Indents, Etc., over which, for many years, no special care or attempt at preservation has been had.
      The two dollars you sent will be sufficient pay for the search required, but $1.07, which the law provides for at- taching the seal to any paper, you should remit.
      If I can serve you further I will take pleasure in doing so.
      Very truly yours,
      R. M. MGCOWN.

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      Birth place: Virginia
      Death date: 1 Nov 1807
      Death place: Oldham, Kentucky
      Residence date:
      Residence place: United States

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