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Tanners in Mississippi and Louisiana

Tanners in Mississippi and Louisiana

Posted: 1091916659000
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Looking for missing ancestors of Tanner's in Mississippi and LOuisiana any and all help will be appreciated ty.

Re: Tanners in Mississippi and Louisiana

Posted: 1092163363000
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Edited: 1133186450000
Surnames: Tanner and Mitcham

I may be able to help you as my daughter-in-law has Tanner lines in northern La. I don't have my paper work with me but I think her ggrandfather was William Franklin Tanner married to Martha Mitcham. The Tanner's came from Georgia.


Re: Tanners in Mississippi and Louisiana

Posted: 1249851849000
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Surnames: Tanner
I'm a Tanner, my family is from Greenwood Mississippi,
My grandfather is Willie Jacob Tanner.

Re: Tanners in Mississippi and Louisiana

Posted: 1249927482000
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I have some information about the Tanner's of Mississippi

Re: Tanners in Mississippi and Louisiana

Posted: 1250307227000
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Lewis Jackston Tanner b. abt. 1815 Georgia son of Lewis Tanner and Sarah Jackson and D. July 11, 1860 Lowndes Co., Ga. married Susan Williford daughter of Benjamin Williford and Charity Cobb. They had 8 children that I know about. Permelia Tanner, James M. Tanner, Sarah Tanner, Lewis Washington Tanner, John R. Tanner married Armintie Mitcham, William Franklin Tanner married Martha Mitcham, L. M. Tanner and Henry Jackson Tanner. I don't show that any were born in Mississippi. All died in Louisiana. My daughter-in-law comes from William Franklin Tanner.

Are you familiar with any of these names?

Re: Tanners in Mississippi and Louisiana

Posted: 1250362184000
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Surnames: Tanners in Mississippi & Louisiana
Lewis Jackson had 8 other brothers and sisters. One of them was Levin Tanner, another was Thomas. Levin and family moved through Alabama and into Mississippi after they lost their land to debt in Georgia. Lewis Senior moved with Levin and Thomas into Mississippi then passed in 1842. They moved to Mississippi because it was being opened up to white settlers.....
Yes, some of Lewis' family moved on into Louisiana....

I'm pretty sure your kin to my husband! I don't have all the information you have, but everything else sure seems to fit. What do ya think?

Re: Tanners in Mississippi and Louisiana

Posted: 1250364124000
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I seem to have vague memories of reading something somewhere that said Lewis and wife died in a flood while traveling into Mississippi....does that sound right to you?

Re: Tanners in Mississippi and Louisiana

Posted: 1250381621000
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I agree that it sure looks like your husband and my daughter-in-law are related. Here is what I have in my FTM on Lewis Tanner and just his childen. I was concerned with how much I could send.

Descendants of Lewis Tanner

Generation No. 1

1. LEWIS2 TANNER (SAMUEL1)1 was born Bet. 1757 - 1789 in N. C., and died Bef. Sep 1842 in Crawford Co., Ga. He married SARAH JACKSON Bet. 1797 - 1827. She was born Abt. 1784 in Md., and died Bet. 1826 - 1879.

Notes for LEWIS TANNER: Kinfolks of Edgecombe Co., N.C. 1788-1855 by Joseph W. Watson Page 114 DB 15-351 Lewis Tanner was son of Samuel Tanner, decd., Jan. 12, 1799

Edgecombe Co. N.C. Abstracts of Court Minutes by Dorman 1744-46 1757-94 Page 85 Monday, August 26, 1793 Lewis Tanner, 17 years old next September, bound to William Sanders.

i. JAMES3 TANNER1, b. Abt. 1800; m. FRANCIS SARAH TRANUM2, 25 Feb 1830, Crawford Co, Ga.3.
ii. LEVIN TANNER4, b. 16 Aug 1803.
Notes for LEVIN TANNER: I received this information from Linda: [Tanner.FTW]
All Info on Levin Tanner furnished by George Tanner Volunteered for the Creek/ Seminole War in
Francisville, Ga., 27 May 1836 (Ft. Twiggs). Served as Sgt. under Gen. Burel Dawson in Capt. Wm. Carr's Co., 1st Regiment (Porter's), Ga Infantry; Regiment of Volunteers commanded by 1st Lieut. Joseph Bradford; discharged in Columbus, Ga, 12 Jul 1836. He applied for a Federal Land Grant of 40 acres on 8 Nov 1850 in Macon Co., Al. (Warrant 21.216); Applied for 120 acres on 2 Jul 1855 in Choctaw Co., Ms. (Warrant # 56.963) He died on 21 Dec 1870 in Choctaw Co., Ms. He was attended by Dr. W. H. Frizell and buried in Bethel Methodict Church Cemetery, near Poplar Creek, Choctaw co., Ms. He was married to Sarah Elizabeth Tranum on 24 Feb 1831 In Crawford Co., Ga by Rev. Mr. James Steely, pastor of the Elim Baptist Church.
1830 & 1840 Census of Crawford co.
1860 ,70,80 census of Choctaw & Montgomery co., Ms.
Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Montgomery co., Ms.
Although the tombstone shows his name to be LEVEN, I believe it to be misspelled. The court records of Crawford Co. all spell his name Levin during the time he spent on Jury duty and as county commissioner.
The 1870 census of Choctaw co., Miss. shows Leven and Elizabeth on page #2 living in residence #11 of Township 17, Range 7. All the kids have left, died or got married except three. "Benjamen", age 21 born in Ala., George, age 16, and Sarah age, 14. This entry is a mystery since there is no Benjamen on the 1860 census, so it is unknown whether he was left off the 1860 census or if he is a boarder living in the house. Also on the 1860 census George is listed as the youngest child 4 years younger than Sarah. In the 1870 census, Sarah is listed as 5 years younger than George.
Also 1860 slave schedule shows Levin to have 3 slaves as follows: 1 female age 40, black1 HIST 1 male age 14, black 1 female age 10, black1 HIST
Marriage record found in book entitled "MARRIAGE RECORDS" rawford Co., Ga. 1823-1893. by Francis T. Ingmire. Also in book "THEY WERE HERE", Crawford Co., Ga. Marriages. Vol 5.
iii. WILLIAM TANNER4, b. 1805; d. 21 Jan 1870, Faulkner Co., AR5.
iv. MARY TANNER, b. 1808.
v. JOHN N. TANNER, b. 1810.
vi. LEWIS JACKSON TANNER6, b. Abt. 1815, Georgia7; d. 11 Jul 1860, Lowndes, Co., GA.7; m. SUSAN WILLIFORD, 13 Jun 1839, Crawford Co., Ga8; b. 1822, Georgia9; d. 04 Jul 1860, Lowndes, Co., GA.9.
This came with the information from Linda:
I'm looking for descendents of Thomas Hines Williford of Crawford Co., GA. He is on the 1840, 1850, and 1860 census' as Hines Williford. 1st wife Martha, m. 1838, with children: B.C.(E?), William, Hines, Emily, Sarah Ann, and Isabelle. 2nd wife, Nancy Rickerson (dau. of Abraham Rickerson and Susannah Ogletree) and child Micajah Whitfield Williford (my g-grandfather). Thomas Hines probably had as brother Micajah Williford who married Elizabeth Ogeltree and as sisters Susan Williford, m. Lewis Tanner, and Penna Williford, m. David Braswell, all m. in Crawford Co. around 1837-9. Book on Ricketson family states that Hines Williford, m. to Nancy Rickerson, did not know his parentage and was raised by a man named Nehner - could he have been an orphan who received land in the GA land lotteries? 1850 census states birthplace as NC. Suspect a connect to Sampson Co, NC, Willifords due to similarity in family names. Look familiar to any Williford researchers? Any help appreciated and I'm very willing to share what I have.
vii. THOMAS JEFFERSON TANNER, b. 08 Jul 1818, Jones Co., Ga.; d. 30 Jun 1901; m. (1) C. MATILDA DICKERSON, 01 Oct 1856; b. 1838; d. 21 Dec 1870; m. (2) ELIZABETH HARDY, 25 Jan 1844, Launden Co. Alabama; b. 16 Apr 1828, Dallas Co., Alabama; d. 19 Mar 1856, Chactaw Co., Miss.; m. (3) ELIZABETH JANE CREWS, 21 Sep 1871, Choctow, Miss.; b. 1828; d. 1915, Claiborne Parish, La..

Notes for THOMAS JEFFERSON TANNER: CENSUS YR: 1870 STATE: Louisiana CO.: Claiborne DIVISION: Ward 1 REEL NO: M593-510 SHEET NO: 006A REFERENCE: Page Number 11

10 76 78 TANNER T. J. 53 M W Farmer 700 500 Georgia
11 76 78 TANNER M. C. 32 F W Keeping house Alabama
12 76 78 TANNER L. 21 M W Farm laborer Alabama
13 76 78 TANNER J. R. 17 M W Farm laborer Alabama
14 76 78 TANNER E. J. 13 F W At school Mississippi
15 76 78 TANNER L. M. 12 F W At school Mississippi
16 76 78 TANNER J. 9 F W At school Mississippi
17 76 78 TANNER D. L. 7 M W At home Mississippi
18 76 78 TANNER W. M. 4 M W At home Mississippi
19 76 78 TANNER H. W. 2 M W At home Louisiana
20 76 78 TANNER Wm. 16 M W Farm laborer Alabama
21 76 78 TANNER H. 10 M W Farm laborer Alabama
22 77 79 TANNER H. C. 23 M W Farmer 75 Alabama
23 77 79 TANNER L. A. 16 F W Keeping house N. Carolina
24 77 79 TANNER J. J. 1 M W Louisiana

1880 Census Place:1st Ward, Claiborne, Louisiana Source: FHL Film 1254451 National Archives Film T9-0451 Page 239A
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
T. J. TANNER Self M M W 61 GA
Occ: Farmer Fa: NC Mo: MD
E. J. TANNER Wife F M W 49 AL
Occ: Keeping House Fa: SC Mo: GA
J. J. TANNER Dau F S W 19 MS
Occ: At Home Fa: GA Mo: AL
D. L. TANNER Son M S W 17 MS
Fa: GA Mo: AL
W. M. TANNER Son M S W 15 MS
Occ: Farm Laborer Fa: GA Mo: AL
Hardy TANNER Son M S W 11 LA
Occ: Farm Laborer Fa: GA Mo: AL
Hiram TANNER Son M S W 7 LA
Fa: GA Mo: AL
Salina TANNER Dau F S W 5 LA
Fa: GA Mo: AL
Henryetta DICKERSON SDau F S W 24 MS
Occ: Farm Laborer Fa: SC Mo: GA

I received the following information from Linda:
Info furnished by George Tanner: Planter & slave dealer
After the death of Matilda in 1870, Thomas returned to Choctaw Co., Ms (Sep 1871) and married the widow of Johnathan Dickerson, Matilda's brother. Thomas helped establish the Alabama Methodist Church in Claiborne Parish, La.
1850 Lowndes Co., Al census1 HIST 1860 Choctaw Co., Ms census
1870/80 & 1900 Claiborne Parish, La census
Will of Jesse Hardy....Lowndes Co., Al.
Bible of Mrs. Elizabeth J. Tanner
Voting record of Henry C. Tanner in La.1 HIST
Info from Mrs. Charles E. Carruth of Knickerbocker, Tx
After Lewis Jackson & his wife died, Thomas took their children to raise. The youngest child (Mary) was given to a couple in Alabama who had no children.

More About THOMAS JEFFERSON TANNER: Burial: Summerfiled Cemetery, Claiborne Parish, La.
More About C. MATILDA DICKERSON: Burial: Summerfiled Cemetery, Claiborne Parish, La.
viii. ELIZABETH TANNER, b. 1821.
ix. JULIUS TANNER, b. 1824.


1. Family Tree Maker's Family Archives World Family Tree Super Bundle III.
2. Marriage Books 1823-1899.
3. Marriage Books 1823-1899, Marriage Records of Crawford Co., Georgia by Henry, William R. Book A-1.
4. Family Tree Maker's Family Archives World Family Tree Super Bundle III.
5. E-Mail from Michael Brands.
6. Family Tree Maker's Family Archives World Family Tree Super Bundle III.
7. E-Mail from Linda
8. Marriage Books 1823-1899, Marriage Records of Crawford Co., Georgia by Henry, William R. Book A-2.
9. E-Mail from Linda

Re: Tanners in Mississippi and Louisiana

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That is interesting information but I don't have an answer. This is the first I've heard that.

Re: Tanners in Mississippi and Louisiana

Posted: 1250421201000
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Uh Huh. Now I just have to find where I read that!
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