William Tanner Covington County Mississippi

William Tanner

William Tanner, just who was William Tanner? He is believed to be a brother of John Willis Tanner who came to the Mississippi Territory in 1812.

William first appears in early Tax Records in Covington County, MS. and is listed on the 1830 Census of that County. In 1840 He is listed on the census in Smith Co. MS.

William was born about 1790 and mabry a little earlier. He died in the late 1840's in Smith Co. MS.

What few records may have revealed any real identify to William perished in the fires of Smith Co. However, he does have many descendants in Smith and Covington Co. MS. Perhaps one of these descendants will have more information on William and will share.

Christopher Tanner
Son of William Tanner

Christopher Tanner may be a son of William. He will be listed until he can be placed. Chris born 1815 either in North or South Carolina and died after 1870. He married Mary, surname not known.

Children of Christopher Tanner and Mary are:

Willian Nelson Tanner
Son of William Tanner

William Nelson Tanner, born 11 February, 1818 either North or South Carolina was died 30 April, 1900 Smith Co. MS. He married Elizabeth Ann Eubanks, daughter of Thomas Eubanks and wife Christine McCord Eubanks. Elizabeth was born 8 February, 1829 Marion Co. AL. and died 11 August, 1922. Both are buried in Fairmont Cemetery in Smith Co.

Children of William and Elizabeth Eubanks are:

1. William Thomas Tanner born 5 January, 1848 Smith Co. died 30 October, 1906 Greenville, OK. He married Mary Roundtree Rogers, born 20 May, 1856 Jasper Co. MS. and died 5 April, 1925 Greenville, OK. Mary was the daughter of Richard Manning Rogers and wife Mary E. Duckworth Rogers.

Children of William Thomas Tanner and Mary Rogers are:

2. Charles W. Tanner, son of William Tanner and Elizabeth Eubanks was born 8 January, 1850 Smith Co. MS., and died 13 June, 1927 MS. He married Lydia Turnbough. Three Children

2-3 Jesse Tanner born 1823 MS.
2-4 Thomas Tanner born 1825 MS. He married Mary and had about five children.

3-1 John Washington Tanner born 4 June, 1847 MS. and died 18 May, 1913 in Lamar Co. TX. He married (1) Christine Elizabeth Williams and (2) Susan V. Stewart. John W. and Christine had one daughter.

3-2 Martha Tanner 1849
3-3 Mary M. Tanner about 1849
3-4 Synthia Tanner born 1852
3-5 Charles L. Tanner born about 1860.
This is all the information I have on William Tanner.


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