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William TANNER
Melinda __?__
Husband:  William TANNER
Birth:  1814/5, GA
Occupation:  farmer
Possible Brother:  Joel Jefferson TANNER, b. 1809/10, GA [see census timeline]
Marriage:
Wife:  Melinda __?__
Birth:  1814/5, GA
Occupation:  homemaker
Children born in GA:
1.  James TANNER, b. 1838/9
2.  Richard Thomas TANNER, b. 1840/1
3.  Susan TANNER, b. 1841/2
4.  John TANNER, b. 1842/3
5.  Alin / Allen "Dink" TANNER, b. 1843/4
6.  Sarah TANNER, b. 1845/6
7.  Katharine TANNER, b. 1847/8
8.  Amanda Melvina "Viny" TANNER, b. 1848/9; d. 24 Sep 1921, Pope Co., AR; m. John Elbert WORSHAM (1832-1908)
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Sources (n.b., Paulding Co. was formed in 1832 from Cherokee Co.; Polk Co. was formed in 1851 from Paulding Co.; Haralson Co. was formed in 1856 from Polk and Carroll Cos.; Paulding and Haralson Cos. are adjacent):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, but based on the birthplaces of the children, they should be in Georgia.  (Can't find Joel Jefferson TANNER, either.)

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 15):  839th Georgia Militia Dist., Paulding [now Haralson] Co. (No. 67), GA, Roll M432_80, p. 93B, 616/616, enumerated 11 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
William Tanner 35 M   Farmer   Ga
Melinda   do 35 F       Ga
James     do 11 M       Ga
Richard   do  9 M       Ga
Susan     do  8 F       Ga
John      do  7 M       Ga
Dink      do  6 M       Ga
Sarah     do  4 F       Ga
Katharine do  2 F       Ga
Viny      do  1 F       Ga
The only other TANNER in Paulding County is Joel Jefferson TANNER, who is of an age to be William's older brother.  Based on his residence in 1860, Joel is in the part of Paulding County (Dist. 484) that became Polk County; based on the residence of his sons in 1860, William was in the part of Paulding County (Dist. 839) that became Haralson County.

4a.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find anyone, except Richard and Allen (see next source).  Joel Jefferson TANNER is still in Polk County.

4b.  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         "

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):

Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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