Charles D. Arbuckle

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage8 November 1895Charles D. Arbuckle married Elizabeth Tracy, daughter of Creed Haskins Tracy and Elizabeth Purvis, on 8 November 1895 at Tipton, Indiana.

Herbert G. Jackson

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage3 June 1896Herbert G. Jackson married Phoebe Tracy, daughter of Creed Haskins Tracy and Elizabeth Purvis, on 3 June 1896 at Boone, Indiana.

Jeremiah Stillwell

M, b. circa 1745
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJeremiah Stillwell married Rachel Reynolds.
Birthcirca 1745Jeremiah Stillwell was born circa 1745 at Pennsylvania.

Child of Jeremiah Stillwell and Rachel Reynolds

Rachel Reynolds

F, b. circa 1753
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Stillwell.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRachel Reynolds married Jeremiah Stillwell.
Birthcirca 1753Rachel Reynolds was born circa 1753 at Ireland.

Child of Rachel Reynolds and Jeremiah Stillwell

William Dawson

M
Father*Daniel Dawson b. 1781, d. 1824
Mother*Keziah Tanner b. 27 Apr 1792, d. 1822
Life EventDateDescription
William Dawson was the son of Daniel Dawson and Keziah Tanner.
  • William Dawson immigrated with Martha Wooten after September 1826 at Indiana; Daniel & Keziah Tanner Dawson both died young. Their family of six children, with Grandmother Martha Wootten Tanner Lemasters, came to Indiana.

Lucy E. Dawson

F, b. 20 April 1811, d. 1881
Father*Daniel Dawson b. 1781, d. 1824
Mother*Keziah Tanner b. 27 Apr 1792, d. 1822
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name2 August 1827As of 2 August 1827,her married name was Tomlinson.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 April 1811Lucy E. Dawson was born on 20 April 1811 at Oldham, Kentucky.
She was the daughter of Daniel Dawson and Keziah Tanner.
Marriage2 August 1827Lucy E. Dawson married George Tomlinson, son of Isaac Tomlinson Sr. and Anna Dement, on 2 August 1827 at Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana.
Death1881Lucy E. Dawson died in 1881 at Southport, Perry Township, Marion, Indiana.
Census DateLocationDescription
1850Perry, Marion, IndianaLucy E. Dawson was listed in George Tomlinson's household on the 1850 Census at Perry, Marion, Indiana.1
  • Biography of George Tomlinson including wife Lucy (Dawson) Tomlinson.
    History of Indianapolis and Marion County, IN - Perry Township page 596 - George Tomlinson incl wife Lucy Dawson
  • Lucy E. Dawson immigrated with Martha Wooten after September 1826 at Indiana; Daniel & Keziah Tanner Dawson both died young. Their family of six children, with Grandmother Martha Wootten Tanner Lemasters, came to Indiana.

Children of Lucy E. Dawson and George Tomlinson

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 162. Dwelling 152.

Araminta Dawson

F, b. 1817, d. 28 May 1889
Father*Daniel Dawson b. 1781, d. 1824
Mother*Keziah Tanner b. 27 Apr 1792, d. 1822
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAraminta Dawson was also known as Arminta.
Married Name29 December 1836As of 29 December 1836,her married name was Tomlinson.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1817Araminta Dawson was born in 1817 at Kentucky also reported as Indiana.
She was the daughter of Daniel Dawson and Keziah Tanner.
Marriage29 December 1836Araminta Dawson married Isaac Tomlinson, son of Isaac Tomlinson Sr. and Anna Dement, on 29 December 1836 at Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana.
Death28 May 1889Araminta Dawson died on 28 May 1889 at Illinois.
Burialafter 28 May 1889She was buried after 28 May 1889 at Mount Pulaski Cemetery, Mount Pulaski, Logan, Illinois.
Census DateLocationDescription
25 September 1850Logan, IllinoisAraminta Dawson was listed in Isaac Tomlinson's household on the 1850 Census at Logan, Illinois.1
  • Araminta Dawson immigrated with Martha Wooten after September 1826 at Indiana; Daniel & Keziah Tanner Dawson both died young. Their family of six children, with Grandmother Martha Wootten Tanner Lemasters, came to Indiana.

Children of Araminta Dawson and Isaac Tomlinson

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 198. Dwelling 438.

Martha W. Dawson

F
Father*Daniel Dawson b. 1781, d. 1824
Mother*Keziah Tanner b. 27 Apr 1792, d. 1822
Life EventDateDescription
Martha W. Dawson was the daughter of Daniel Dawson and Keziah Tanner.
  • Martha W. Dawson immigrated with Martha Wooten after September 1826 at Indiana; Daniel & Keziah Tanner Dawson both died young. Their family of six children, with Grandmother Martha Wootten Tanner Lemasters, came to Indiana.

Keziah Dawson

F
Father*Creed Haskins Dawson b. 12 Apr 1818, d. 1897
Mother*Rachel Brewer b. 1823, d. 1895
Life EventDateDescription
Keziah Dawson was the daughter of Creed Haskins Dawson and Rachel Brewer.

Arminta Dawson

F
Father*Creed Haskins Dawson b. 12 Apr 1818, d. 1897
Mother*Rachel Brewer b. 1823, d. 1895
Life EventDateDescription
Arminta Dawson was the daughter of Creed Haskins Dawson and Rachel Brewer.

George Dawson

M
Father*Creed Haskins Dawson b. 12 Apr 1818, d. 1897
Mother*Rachel Brewer b. 1823, d. 1895
Life EventDateDescription
George Dawson was the son of Creed Haskins Dawson and Rachel Brewer.

Samuel Dawson

M
Father*Creed Haskins Dawson b. 12 Apr 1818, d. 1897
Mother*Rachel Brewer b. 1823, d. 1895
Life EventDateDescription
Samuel Dawson was the son of Creed Haskins Dawson and Rachel Brewer.

Lincoln Dawson

M
Father*Creed Haskins Dawson b. 12 Apr 1818, d. 1897
Mother*Rachel Brewer b. 1823, d. 1895
Life EventDateDescription
Lincoln Dawson was the son of Creed Haskins Dawson and Rachel Brewer.

John Dawson

M
Father*Creed Haskins Dawson b. 12 Apr 1818, d. 1897
Mother*Rachel Brewer b. 1823, d. 1895
Life EventDateDescription
John Dawson was the son of Creed Haskins Dawson and Rachel Brewer.

Emory Dawson

M
Father*Creed Haskins Dawson b. 12 Apr 1818, d. 1897
Mother*Rachel Brewer b. 1823, d. 1895
Life EventDateDescription
Emory Dawson was the son of Creed Haskins Dawson and Rachel Brewer.

Josiah Crittenden

M, b. 24 October 1789, d. 22 July 1796
Father*Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr. b. 6 Mar 1761, d. 22 Jun 1841
Mother*Sally Tanner b. 30 Oct 1773, d. 1850
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 October 1789Josiah Crittenden was born on 24 October 1789 at South Carolina.
He was the son of Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr. and Sally Tanner.
Death22 July 1796Josiah Crittenden died on 22 July 1796 at age 6.

John Crittenden

M, b. 23 December 1790, d. 14 November 1846
Father*Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr. b. 6 Mar 1761, d. 22 Jun 1841
Mother*Sally Tanner b. 30 Oct 1773, d. 1850
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 December 1790John Crittenden was born on 23 December 1790 at South Carolina.
He was the son of Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr. and Sally Tanner.
Marriage29 December 1818John Crittenden married Sarah Harrel on 29 December 1818 at Williamson, Tennessee.
Death14 November 1846John Crittenden died on 14 November 1846 at Henry, Henry, Tennessee, at age 55.

Charles Crittenden

M, b. 11 January 1793, d. 5 December 1850
Father*Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr. b. 6 Mar 1761, d. 22 Jun 1841
Mother*Sally Tanner b. 30 Oct 1773, d. 1850
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 January 1793Charles Crittenden was born on 11 January 1793 at South Carolina.
He was the son of Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr. and Sally Tanner.
Death5 December 1850Charles Crittenden died on 5 December 1850 at Johnson, Indiana, at age 57.

Mary Ward Crittenden

F, b. 15 December 1794, d. 26 June 1867
Father*Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr. b. 6 Mar 1761, d. 22 Jun 1841
Mother*Sally Tanner b. 30 Oct 1773, d. 1850
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1817As of 1817,her married name was Singer.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 December 1794Mary Ward Crittenden was born on 15 December 1794 at South Carolina.
She was the daughter of Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr. and Sally Tanner.
Marriage1817Mary Ward Crittenden married Daniel Singer Sr. in 1817.
Death26 June 1867Mary Ward Crittenden died on 26 June 1867 at Fulton, Indiana, at age 72.
Burialafter 26 June 1867She was buried after 26 June 1867 at Shaffer Cemetery, Kewanna, Fulton, Indiana.

Matthew Tanner Crittenden

M, b. 14 January 1797, d. 5 August 1798
Father*Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr. b. 6 Mar 1761, d. 22 Jun 1841
Mother*Sally Tanner b. 30 Oct 1773, d. 1850
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 January 1797Matthew Tanner Crittenden was born on 14 January 1797 at South Carolina.
He was the son of Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr. and Sally Tanner.
Death5 August 1798Matthew Tanner Crittenden died on 5 August 1798 at South Carolina at age 1.

Samuel Crittenden

M, b. 24 December 1798, d. 27 August 1863
Father*Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr. b. 6 Mar 1761, d. 22 Jun 1841
Mother*Sally Tanner b. 30 Oct 1773, d. 1850
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 December 1798Samuel Crittenden was born on 24 December 1798 at Kentucky.
He was the son of Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr. and Sally Tanner.
Marriage2 June 1823Samuel Crittenden married Susan Spurgeon on 2 June 1823 at Henry, Kentucky.
Burialafter 27 April 1863Samuel Crittenden was buried after 27 April 1863 at New Hope Cemetery, Bartholomew, Indiana.
Death27 August 1863He died on 27 August 1863 at Bartholomew, Indiana, at age 64.
Census DateLocationDescription
1830Bartholomew, IndianaSamuel Crittenden was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Bartholomew, Indiana, Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2.

Martha Crittenden

F, b. 22 June 1801, d. 23 December 1818
Father*Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr. b. 6 Mar 1761, d. 22 Jun 1841
Mother*Sally Tanner b. 30 Oct 1773, d. 1850
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 June 1801Martha Crittenden was born on 22 June 1801 at Kentucky.
She was the daughter of Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr. and Sally Tanner.
Death23 December 1818Martha Crittenden died on 23 December 1818 at age 17.

Nancy Crittenden

F, b. 16 August 1803, d. 1818
Father*Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr. b. 6 Mar 1761, d. 22 Jun 1841
Mother*Sally Tanner b. 30 Oct 1773, d. 1850
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 August 1803Nancy Crittenden was born on 16 August 1803 at Kentucky.
She was the daughter of Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr. and Sally Tanner.
Death1818Nancy Crittenden died in 1818.

Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Jr.

M, b. 7 January 1806, d. 8 June 1857
Father*Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr. b. 6 Mar 1761, d. 22 Jun 1841
Mother*Sally Tanner b. 30 Oct 1773, d. 1850
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 January 1806Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Jr. was born on 7 January 1806 at Kentucky.
He was the son of Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr. and Sally Tanner.
Marriage21 November 1823Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Jr. married Rachel Singer on 21 November 1823 at Henry, Kentucky.
Death8 June 1857Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Jr. died on 8 June 1857 at Johnson, Indiana, at age 51.
Burialafter 8 June 1857He was buried after 8 June 1857 at Crittendon Cemetery, Whiteland, Johnson, Indiana.
Census DateLocationDescription
7 August 1820West Port, Henry, KentuckyRichard Hazelwood Crittenden Jr. was referenced on Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Sr.'s household in the 1820 Census at West Port, Henry, Kentucky; Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 5
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2.
1830Bartholomew, IndianaRichard Hazelwood Crittenden Jr. was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Bartholomew, Indiana, Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2.
1840Johnson, IndianaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census at Johnson, Indiana, Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 4
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 8
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2.

Children of Richard Hazelwood Crittenden Jr. and Rachel Singer

John Alexander Pryor Jr.

M, b. 11 March 1781, d. 23 January 1859
Father*John Alexander Pryor Sr. b. 1750
Mother*Martha Vaughan b. 1751
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 March 1781John Alexander Pryor Jr. was born on 11 March 1781 at Amelia, Virginia.
He was the son of John Alexander Pryor Sr. and Martha Vaughan.
Marriage10 September 1802John Alexander Pryor Jr. married Nancy Ann Tanner, daughter of Josiah Tanner and Martha Wooten, on 10 September 1802 at Virginia.
Marriage15 October 1815John Alexander Pryor Jr. married Mary Cole on 15 October 1815 at Jefferson, Indiana, also reported as 19 Oct 1815.
Death23 January 1859John Alexander Pryor Jr. died on 23 January 1859 at Indiana at age 77.
Burialafter 23 January 1859He was buried after 23 January 1859 at Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Floyd, Indiana.
Census DateLocationDescription
14 August 1850New Albany, Floyd, IndianaJohn Alexander Pryor Jr. was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, living next door to John Pryor, age 25.1

Child of John Alexander Pryor Jr. and Nancy Ann Tanner

Children of John Alexander Pryor Jr. and Mary Cole

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1850; Census Place: New Albany, Floyd, Indiana; Roll: M432_145; Page: 323B; Image: 59.

Martha Wooten Pryor

F, b. 1803, d. 1877
Father*John Alexander Pryor Jr. b. 11 Mar 1781, d. 23 Jan 1859
Mother*Nancy Ann Tanner b. 11 Oct 1783, d. 1803
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name16 October 1827As of 16 October 1827,her married name was Lattimore.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1803Martha Wooten Pryor was born in 1803 at Kentucky.
She was the daughter of John Alexander Pryor Jr. and Nancy Ann Tanner.
Marriage16 October 1827Martha Wooten Pryor married Reverand Daniel Lattimore on 16 October 1827 at Jennings, Indiana.
Burial1877Martha Wooten Pryor was buried in 1877 at Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, Jennings, Indiana.
Death1877She died in 1877.

Children of Martha Wooten Pryor and Reverand Daniel Lattimore

Lucius Josiah Tanner Sr.

M, b. 9 November 1764, d. 19 August 1842
Father*Lucius Tanner b. bt 1725 - 1730
Mother*Mary Simpson
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLucius Josiah Tanner Sr. was also known as Josiah.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth9 November 1764Lucius Josiah Tanner Sr. was born on 9 November 1764 also reported as 17 Nov 1764.
He was the son of Lucius Tanner and Mary Simpson.
Marriage15 January 1793Lucius Josiah Tanner Sr. married Martha Tanner, daughter of Josiah Tanner and Martha Wooten, on 15 January 1793 they were first cousins, once removed.
Death19 August 1842Lucius Josiah Tanner Sr. died on 19 August 1842 at Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana, at age 77.
Burialafter 19 August 1842He was buried after 19 August 1842 at Mowrey Cemetery, Decatur, Indiana.
Lucius Tanner tombstone
  • LUCIUS TANNER, SR 1764-1842 - As regards the revolutionary service of Lucius Tanner, Sr., nothing is definitely known except upon his head stone where he and his wife Martha (daughter of Josiah) are buried is the inscription "Who served a short time in the Revolutionary War". He was born November 17, 1764, according to the date on his monument and the battle of King's Mountain on the line of the Carolinas was October 7, 1780. So he was nearly 16 years old at that time. The American Heritage book on the Revolution pp. 340 states "The patriots lacked organized armies but certain guerrilla activities hurt the enemy badly. Rebel raiders drifted out of dismal swamps to strike at dismal outposts, gobble up supply trains and wreck Tory formations, etc.". Francis Marion, the "Swamp FOX" that the British seemingly could not capture, and his group of patriots that appeared from nowhere and disappeared in like manner, had no uniforms except a tight fitting round cap with a crescent shaped badge pinned to it with the inscription "Liberty or Death" the motto of the South Carolina Militia. With the loose military discipline under General Gates before being replaced by General Green, many services might go unrecorded and the South Carolina Militia also had a loose set of records, all or this rather implied by the American Heritage Book. Josiah, being ten years older than Lucius Sr. was about 26 at the time of the Battle of King's Mountain and his service is well recorded as Lieutenant or Horse in Captain McBee's Company of Colonel Roebuck's regiment of Colonel James William's Forces. Lucius, Sr. and Martha are buried about four miles west of Greensburg in the Nowery Cemetery, a small cemetery with & stone wall around it, back from the road a piece and. not used now.
    While on Hubert Tanner's way back to, Indiana from Florida several years ago, He stopped at New Castle, Henry county Kentucky (formerly Jefferson County) and went to the Court House to try to find just where Josiah Tanner located when he came to Kentucky. He did not locate any deed to Josiah Tanner; but they all located on or near the Little Kentucky River which is about eight miles west of New Castle, in Henry County. Hubert Tanner did locate this purchase of land by Lucius Tanner, Sr., in 1822 which was quite some time after landing in Kentucky, and he copied this as a whole on account of the crude description used in those surveys. Viz--Henry County, Kentucky, Now Castle, Deed Record #10, pp. 234. This indenture made this 6th day of July in the year of our Lord, 1822, between William Taylor and Suzannah Taylor, his wife of County of Shelby and Hubbard Taylor and Clarissa Taylor, his wife of the County of Clark, all of the State of Kentucky of one part, and Lucius Tanner of the County of Henry and State aforesaid of the other part:
    WITTNESSETH: that the said William Taylor and Suzannah his wife and Hubbard 'Taylor and Clarissa Taylor, his wife for and in consideration of the sum of $550.00 to them in hand paid (receipt hereof is hereby acknow1edged) have granted bargained and sold to said Lucius Tanner and his heirs forever certain tract or parcel of land lying and situated in the County of Henry and State of Kentucky being a part of the Charles M. Thurston's 4000 acre survey on the waters of Little Kentucky which said tract hereby contains 100 acres and bounded as follows to Wit: Beginning at two beech and elm trees in division line of the heirs of Charles Thurston and with this line south 68 1/2° west, 113 poles to a beech thence South 2l 1/2° East 142 poles to the stone between two marked beeches, thence north 68 1/2° East 113 poles to two beeches and a walnut on north side of a branch thence north 2340 West 142 poles to the bringing together, with the appurtenances to have and to hold said tract or parcel of land together with all singular the appurtenances belonging or in any wise appertaining with Lucius Tanner and his heirs forever. And the said William Taylor and Hubbard Taylor do covenant to and with the said Lucius Tanner do warrant and forever defend the premises hereby conveyed or intended, to be conveyed unto him the said Lucius Tanner and his heirs against the claim of themselves and their heirs and all persons claiming the same, under by, or from or through them and against claims of all persons whatsoever. In testimony whereof the said William Taylor and Suzzan his wife hereunto set their hands and Hubbard Taylor and Clarissa Taylor his wife here unto set their hands and seals this 6th day of July 1822.

    Recorded Dec. 24, 1822
    Hubbard Taylor
    Wm. Taylor
    Clarissa Taylor

    Lucius Tanner, Sr. sold this farm in Kentucky Deed Book 143 Deed of Lucius. and "Patsy" Tanner his wife, (same description) for $1700.00 to Abrahan Smith and the balance in 2 years Feb 11, 1831. They evidently lived on this farm 8 to 9 years but the three children were born prior to purchase of the farm, somewhere in Kentucky.

    Deed Book No 2, pp. 265 Nathaniel Tracy January 30, l805 bought 300 acres in Henry County on the Little Kentucky.

    Lucius Sr. moved from Kentucky with his family, wife and three children about 1831. Lucius Jr. thought they first stopped somewhere between Greensburg and Lawrenceberg, but as the McGannons came also from Kentucky and were located in Indiana prior to the Tanners, it may be that the Lucius Tanner, Sr. family stopped for a short time there near Dupont. Simpson Tanner entered his farm about five miles southwest of Greensburg the next year 1932, and Thomas McGannon the first son of Derby McGannon had married E1enor Tanner, daughter of Josiah 1813 so the two families were acquainted. This Elenor was an aunt of Calamatta McGannon that married Simpson so visiting between the two families resulted in the marriage of Simpson Tanner and Calamatta McGannon, the subject of this discourse and their descendents.
  • Lucius Josiah Tanner Sr. migrated in 1831 at Kentucky to, Indiana.

Children of Lucius Josiah Tanner Sr. and Martha Tanner

Elizabeth Tanner

F, b. 28 January 1810
Father*Lucius Josiah Tanner Sr. b. 9 Nov 1764, d. 19 Aug 1842
Mother*Martha Tanner b. 7 Aug 1777, d. 14 Jul 1851
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 January 1810Elizabeth Tanner was born on 28 January 1810.
She was the daughter of Lucius Josiah Tanner Sr. and Martha Tanner.

Simpson Tanner

M, b. 30 May 1813, d. 2 November 1887
Father*Lucius Josiah Tanner Sr. b. 9 Nov 1764, d. 19 Aug 1842
Mother*Martha Tanner b. 7 Aug 1777, d. 14 Jul 1851
Life EventDateDescription
Birth30 May 1813Simpson Tanner was born on 30 May 1813 at Oldham, Kentucky.
He was the son of Lucius Josiah Tanner Sr. and Martha Tanner.
Marriage1 September 1835Simpson Tanner married Calamatta McGannon, daughter of Zachariah McGannon and Lucie Coleman, on 1 September 1835 at Dupont, Jefferson, Indiana, reported as Jennings county, Indiana.
Marriage29 November 1864Simpson Tanner married Martha Ann Martin on 29 November 1864.
Death2 November 1887Simpson Tanner died on 2 November 1887 at Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana, at age 74.
Burialafter 2 November 1887He was buried after 2 November 1887 at South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana.
  • SIMPSON TANNER- (Lucius Sr. and Martha Dau of Josiah) Simpson Tanner born in Oldham County, Kentucky May 30, 1813. Calamatta McGannon, his wife born in Kentucky June 15, 1818. Probably became acquainted as Simpson's Aunt Elenor married Calamatta's uncle Thomas McGannon or the whole families might have been acquainted in Kentucky as Derby McGannon moved to Indiana in 1819 while Elenor Tanner and Thomas McGannon were married in 1813, probably in Kentucky. Lucius, Sr. sold his Kentucky farm 183l and with his family moved to Indiana. Simpson entered his farm southwest of Greensburg Certificate No. 3, U.S. Entry, November 13, 1832 for the E of the NE of Sec 25 Twp 10 N R 8 E and all of N.W. of Sec 30 Twp 10 N R9E. This farm now belongs to Miss Helen Bussell, Greensburg, whose grandfather bought it of Simpson. Simpson's will executed 1-25-1887, probated 11-5-1887

    Lucius, Jr. was born after his grandfather Lucius had died so did not talk much about him. Neither did he talk much about his father except small things that happened. He did state that his father was a large man and that when a boy he helped around the farm and assisted his father Simpson clear some land, sometimes piling up very large logs and burning them to get rid of them.. Just east of the farm where there used to be a mill and the Indians used to live there called Jaquneck Corner there was about 30 acres cleared. The rest of the land was native timber.

    The two story brick house on the farm of Simpson was built about the year 1874-5 and the double and loft hewed log house with the later addition- frame house built on the west of it stood several yards to the west. Lucius Jr. never lived in the brick house nor did Calamatta, Simpson's first wife as she died in 18614. while Ira and Lucius Jr. were in the Army. It must have been well built for the floor of the side porch where we stood was of large slabs of stone about six feet long by four feet wide and probably six inches thick.. They looked like they would last forever. Simpson hauled the bricks for the house from Ohio. More interesting was the two story log barn with the puncheon floor-split logs with the flat side up. There was enough material in this barn to build six or seven barns the way they build them now. It looked like any barn from the outside for they had weather boarded the outside. There were three 80 acre plots in this farm and Simpson had another 80 farther west-near the Mowery Cemetery where Lucius Sr. and Martha his parents were buried, making 240 acres in all. Just east of the house was the Tanner School, originally wood and later built of brick. Not used as a school now. East of the School a pond which when frozen enough Was good skating. "Goose Pond College" this was called by some as geese were in the pond in the summer. Lucius, Jr. taught this school for one year after the war.

    After visiting the Simpson Tanner farm and the Mowery Cemetery, a little west and north of the Tanner farm, we go to the City Cemetery where the Tanner plot is close to the front gate just to the left of the large monument in front of the gate. Here Simpson, his wife, Calamatta, Anna Doles, and Orlando Doles her husband, Lucy Jane and Sarah E. are buried. To the east and north of this plot in the newer part of the cemetery lie the graves of Achsah (Axie) Doles, her daughter Alma (Thompson) Wilhelm, and Alma's husband Fred Wilhelm. The lot belonged to Aunt Axie but the title was in Fred's name .

    The following interesting story was told by Lucius Tanner, Jr. about his aunt Achsah Tanner, daughter of Lucius Tanner, Sr. and sister or Simpson.

    Achsah who married John Wells, was born September 21, l814, and John had sold his farm in Indiana and was planning to move to Iowa. The money they received for the farm was all in twenty dollar gold pieces, how many was not said; but in those days travel was somewhat dangerous on account of holdups and robberies. So Achsah's mother, Martha, wife of Lucius, Sr. and daughter of Josiah, sewed those gold pieces in a petticoat, round and round so they would not fall out, and Achsah wore that heavy petticoat all the way to Iowa and arrived there safely with the money..

    Another incident was told by Dr. Frank Lewis, now deceased, whose grandmother was a sister to Calamatta McGannon-Tanner. Thinks the McGannon that married Elizabeth Tanner was a Jack McGannon and went-to Minnesota near Rochester. He had one son killed by the Indians. A brother Tom (in Civil War) at that time dreamed about the Indians, sent the family to the blockhouse, and then went to look for his brother. He finally found him, dead, in the fork of a tree with nine dead Indians in front of him. Tom, thereafter, killed any Indians he saw.

    Lucius Tanner, Jr. told of a conversation he overheard be-tween his father Simpson and his father-in-law Zachariah McGannon about the slavery question. Simpson was an Abolitionist and Zachariah a Democrat. He heard Zachriah say "Well he would not mind having a couple of them (Negroes) on his farm right now." They quit arguing after that.

    Father Lucius Tanner, Jr. said that Walter (or Reuben) as Dr. Lewis thought had at least two sons, Tom a lawyer and an older brother, Zack.

    The Simpson Tanner farm now owned by Miss Helen Bussell ,Greensburg, Indiana. Simpson's will executed l-25-l887, probated 11-5-l887.

    Lucius Tanner Jr. saw Lincoln upon two different occasions. The first was when he had just enlisted and was on his way in Washington to join his company which was organized in Greensburg. The other time was when Lincoln was visiting the army with General Burnsides. The two rode by on horses, the General straight in the saddle, and Lincoln with his long legs too long for the stirrups and slightly humped over and with the plug hat. The soldiers said after they had passed "before and after taking".
  • Lucius Josiah Tanner Sr. witnessed the migration in 1831 at Kentucky to, Indiana.

Children of Simpson Tanner and Calamatta McGannon

Child of Simpson Tanner and Martha Ann Martin

Achsah Jane Tanner

F, b. 21 September 1814, d. 25 June 1886
Father*Lucius Josiah Tanner Sr. b. 9 Nov 1764, d. 19 Aug 1842
Mother*Martha Tanner b. 7 Aug 1777, d. 14 Jul 1851
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name29 January 1828As of 29 January 1828,her married name was Wells.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 September 1814Achsah Jane Tanner was born on 21 September 1814 at Kentucky.
She was the daughter of Lucius Josiah Tanner Sr. and Martha Tanner.
Marriage29 January 1828Achsah Jane Tanner married John Haston Wells, son of Richard Wells and Margaret (?), on 29 January 1828 at Henry, Kentucky.
Death25 June 1886Achsah Jane Tanner died on 25 June 1886 at age 71.
Burialafter 25 June 1886She was buried after 25 June 1886 at Barker Cemetery, Hitt, Scotland, Missouri.
Census DateLocationDescription
2 September 1850Clay, Decatur, IndianaAchsah Jane Tanner was listed in John Haston Wells's household on the 1850 Census at Clay, Decatur, Indiana.1
1880Grove, Davis, IowaAchsah Jane Tanner was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Grove, Davis, Iowa.2
1885Grove, Davis, IowaShe appeared on the census of 1885 at Grove, Davis, Iowa, living next door to Elmore Mozingo.

Children of Achsah Jane Tanner and John Haston Wells

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1850; Census Place: Clay, Decatur, Indiana; Roll: M432_142; Page: 34B; Image: 73.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0336 Page Number 161B.