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Tanner, John


15 Aug. 1778–13 Apr. 1850. Farmer, timberland owner. Born at Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island. Son of Joshua Tanner and Thankful Tefft. Moved to Greenwich, Washington Co., New York, ca. 1791. Married first Tabitha Bentley, 1800. Wife died, Apr. 1801. Married second Lydia Stewart, fall 1801. Moved to Northwest Bay (near Bolton), Warren Co., New York, 1818. Moved to Bolton Landing, Warren Co., 1823. Wife died, 1825. Married third Elizabeth Beswick, 1825. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 17 Sept. 1832, at Bolton Landing. Ordained a priest by Orson Pratt, 2 Feb. 1833, at Bolton. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, Dec. 1834. Loaned and donated substantial monies to JS and church. Stockholder in Kirtland Safety Society. Left Kirtland for Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, 1838. Severely beaten during conflict between Latter-day Saints and other Missourians, fall 1838. Moved to New Liberty, Pope Co., Illinois, Mar.–Apr. 1839. Located near Montrose, Lee Co., Iowa Territory, Mar. 1840. Materially assisted in building of temple in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois. Served mission to New York, 1844. Ordained a high priest, by Dec. 1845. Moved to what became Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa Territory, spring 1846. Moved to Salt Lake Valley, 1848. Died at South Cottonwood, Salt Lake Valley.