I've been doing some work on John Tanner and his family. I thought it would be a simple task to put his census records into a blog post, but it has been a complex project and is still under way.
For the time being, here is a list of the Tanner family that I put on Family Tree the other day. Two of John Tanner's wives and six of his children predeceased him. Reminder: John Tanner had a very large family but he was not married polygamously. Some of his sons were, and the Tanners tended to have large families in any case, so he has an extensive descendancy.
I have already seen that some of the information from the book used as the source for this family list is not entirely accurate. Eventually, I will put up information about all aspects of the Tanner family history.
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John Tanner (1778-1850) married (1) Tabitha Bently (1780-1801). Their child:
(1-1) Elisha Bently Tanner (1801-1858)
John Tanner (1778-1850) married (2) Lydia Stewart (1773-1825). Their children:
(2-1) William Stewart Tanner (1802-1875)
(2-2) Matilda Tanner (Randall) (1804-1888)
(2-3) Willard Tanner (1806-1807)
(2-4) Sidney Tanner (1809-1895)
(2-5) John Joshua Tanner (1811-1896)
(2-6) Romelia Tanner (1814-1814)
(2-7) Nathan Tanner (1815-1910)
(2-8) Edward Tanner, twin (1817-1817)
(2-9) Edwin Tanner, twin (1817-1817)
(2-10) Louisa Maria Tanner (Lyman) (1818-1906)*
(2-11) Martin Henry Tanner (1822-1907)
(2-12) Albert Miles Tanner (1825-1879)
John Tanner (1778-1850) married (3) Elizabeth Beswick (1803-1890). Their children:
(3-1) Myron Tanner (1826-1903)
(3-2) Seth Benjamin Tanner (1828-1918)
(3-3) Freeman Everton Tanner (1830-1918)
(3-4) Joseph Smith Tanner (1833-1910)
(3-5) Philomelia Tanner (1835-1838)
(3-6) David Dan Tanner (1838-1918)
(3-7) Sariah Tanner (1840-1853)
(3-8) Francis Tanner (1843-1844)
*Louisa Maria Tanner Lyman went by the name "Maria" so she often shows up in family records as "Maria Louisa," but correspondence, census, death records, and the book John Tanner and His Family show her correct name as "Louisa Maria."
Tanner, George S. John Tanner and His Family: A History-Biography of John Tanner of Lake George, New York, Born August 15, 1778, Hopkinton, Rhode Island, Died April 13, 1850, at South Cottonwood, Utah. Salt Lake City: John Tanner Family, 1974.