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Richard Thomas TANNER
Margaret MORRIS
Husband:  Richard Thomas / Thomas Richard TANNER
Birth:  1838/9, of Haralson Co., GA
Death:  aft. 1880 census
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  William TANNER
Mother:  Melinda __?__
Our subject is said by some to be the son of these parents, but he clearly is not.
Father:  Thomas TANNER (1805-1879) of Washington Co., GA
Mother:  Mary __?__ (1808- ) of SC
Their son, Thomas TANNER (b. ca. 1840), is unmarried and living with them in Washington Co., GA, in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses, while their son Richard TANNER (b. ca. 1834) is married to Permelia UNDERWOOD and is living in Washington Co., GA, in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses.
Marriage:  27 Feb 1860, Haralson Co., GA
Wife:  Margaret / Margret "Peggy" MORRIS
Birth:  1841, GA
Death:  aft. 1880 census
Relationship Unknown:
.  Carter GAN, b. 1855/6, GA
.  Charity TANNER, b. 1856/7, GA

Charity TANNER was born well before our subjects were married, and I can find no such person in the 1860 census.  It appears Charity TANNER may be the "Carter GAN" of the 1850 census.  Either way, the connection here is unclear.

Children:
1.  Susan Malinda / Melinda TANNER, b. 1861/2; d. 2 Jan 1930, Malvern, Hot Spring Co., AR
2.  James W. TANNER, b. 1862/3
3.  Maria / Mary F. TANNER, b. 1864/5
4.  Lafayette Joseph TANNER, b. 1866/7

born in AL:
5.  Sarah A. TANNER, b. 1869/70

born in Haralson Co., GA:
6.  Martha A. TANNER, b. 1861/2
7.  Richard Benjamin TANNER, b. 1865/6
8.  Julia M. TANNER, b. 1868/9

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Sources (n.b., Haralson Co. was formed in 1856 from Carroll and Polk Cos.):

1a.  Marriage License (image attached to Public Member Tree at Ancestry.com; transcribed here by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
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State of Georgia Harelson County to any ordained Minister of the Gospel, Judge of the Superior Court, Justice of the inferior Court or Justice of the peace you are hereby authorised to join Richard Taner and Margret Morris in the holy state of Matrimony acording to the constitution and laws of this state and for so doing this shall be your sufficient licens given under my hand and seal this February 21st 1860
W.J. Walton, C.C. [???] (S.S.)

1b.  Haralson Co., GA, Marriage Records, 1856 thru 1909 (online in the USGenWeb Archives; transcribed by Elizabeth Robertson):
Toner, Richard Morris, Margaret 2-27-1860 W.J. Walton, Ord. Reel 292

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Richard TANNER (æ 9, b. GA) is living in Paulding Co., GA, with his parents (q.v.)

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 17 indexed "Lanner"):  Buchanan P.O., 5th Dist., Haralson Co., GA, Roll M653_126, p. 349, PN 35, 238/238 enumerated 10 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Richard Tanner 21 M   Farmer 55   Ga
Margret M 19 F         "
Alin Tanner 17 M   Serving     "
Carter Gan?  4 F         "
Alin / Allen "Dink" TANNER is Richard's brother.  Could "Carter GAN" be an extreme "mis-hearing" of Charity TANNER (i.e., enumerator error)?

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 1):  Fractional Township 12 of Range 12, Cherokee Co., AL, Roll M593_7, p. 380A, PN 1, 1/1, enumerated 27 Sep 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Tanner Richard 31 M W Works in farm     Ga      
______ Margaret 28 F W Keeps House     Ga      
______ Charity 13 F W       Ga      
______ Malinda  9 F W       Ga      
______ George  7 M W       Ga      
______ Maria  5 F W       Ga      
______ Joseph  2 M W       Ga      
______ Sarah 8/12 F W       Ala     Sept
Was Charity adopted?

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 20):  Newman, 1078th Georgia Militia District, Haralson Co., GA, Roll 151, p. 342D, PN 12, SD 1, ED 140, enumerated 8 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 15 22 23 24 25 26
101 113 Tanner R Thomas W M 41     / Farmer Rhumatism / / GA GA GA
    ______ Margret W F 39 Wife   / Keeping house   / / GA SC SC
    ______ M Susan W F 18 Dau /   at Home   / / GA GA GA
    ______ W James W M 17 Son /   Laborer on Farm       GA GA GA
    ______ F Mary W F 15 Dau /   at Home   / / GA GA GA
    ______ J La Fayette W M 13 Son /   at Home   / / GA GA GA
    ______ A Sarah W F 10 Dau /   at Home   / / AL GA GA
    ______ A Martha W F  8 Dau /   at Home       GA GA GA
    ______ B Richard W M  4 Son /   at Home       GA GA GA
    ______ M Julia W F  1 Dau /   at Home       GA GA GA
This enumerator took the "last name first" instruction too far and reversed the entire name, so these are middle intials, not first initials.  Listed six households from James J. TANNER (æ 34, b. GA) and his family, who is next to Arch J. TANNER (æ 34, b. GA) and family.

Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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