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The Tanner Family Tree Genealogy

Tanner Family Ancestor
Nancy Melvina Tanner (1840-1887)
2nd Great Grandmother
Donald Scott Lee Tanner Family Pedigree
Donald Scott Lee  (1945)
Father
Donald Scott Lee’s father was Wendell Orie Lee  (1922-1999)
Grandfather
Wendell’s father was Orie Finiae Lee (1896-1984)
Great Grandfather
Orie’s father was Joseph Francis Lee (1867-1933)
2nd Great Grandmother
Joseph’s mother was Nancy Melvina Tanner (1840-1887)
Tanner Family Ancestor Genealogy
2nd Great Grandmother
Nancy Melvina Tanner (1840-?)
Nancy Melvina Tanner was born on February 7, 1840 in Hamilton County, Indiana.1  Her parents were farmers.  She married Charles Henry Lee (1837-1905) in Hancock, Illinois on August 27, 1857.2 Nancy’s mother was Cynthia Ann Bishop and her father was James Harrison Tanner.
3rd Great Grandfather
James Harrison Tanner (1820-1866)
James Harrison Tanner was born in Indiana, in 1820. He married Cynthia Ann Bishop (1822-1865) on April 23, 1840, in Boone County, Indiana.3 James registered for the Civil War on July 1, 1863, he was 43 and living in St. Albans, Hancock, Illinois.4  He was drafted in to Company F of the Illinois 36th Infantry.5  He mustered out on October 8, 1865 in Washington D.C.. James died on December 23, 1866 and is buried in the Morgan Cemetery in Hancock County, Illinois.6  
4th Great Grandfather
Creed Tanner (1787-?)
Creed Tanner was born in Greensburg, Green County, Kentucky on February 24, 1787.7 Creed married Martha Pryor on December 27, 1809 in Henry, Kentucky.8
James Tanner’s Civil War Pension Card
civil war pension card for james tanner
James Harrison Tanner’s Gravestone
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Image courtesy of DanS at Find-A-Grave
References:  1) 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Keene, Adams County, Illinois.  2) Illinois Marriage Index, 1851-1900.  3) Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941.  4) U.S. Civil War Draft Registrations, 1863-1865.  5)  U.S. Civil War Pension Index, 1861-1934.  6) U.S. Find-A-Grave Index.  7) Family Data Collection - Births; Ancestry.com  8) Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850.

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