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Tanner, Samuel H.

Posted by ceddleman 
Tanner, Samuel H.
March 12, 2007 09:57PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed.,
1885, Butler Co.

SAMUEL H. TANNER, Butler County, is a son of Alexander Branch Tanner and
Catharine Hill, daughter of James D. Hill, an early settler of Butler
County. His father was a native of Virginia, and removed to Butler
County many years ago and settled on a farm and married in 1843, and
subsequently removed to Rochester, this county, where he and his wife
still reside. His grandfather was Branch Tanner. Our subject was born
in the county of Butler, May 19, 1844, and received a good common school
education. In 1864 he enlisted in Company A, First Kentucky State Guard,
and served as a non-commissioned officer, and January 13, 1865, was
mustered out of the service. AFter the war he commenced farming in
Fillmore Precinct, Logan County. He subsequently purchased a fine farm
of 150 acres in Rochester Precinct. In 1882, he was elected sheriff for
the county of Butler, and in 1884 was re-elected. He was married
February 8, 1866, to Eliza, second daughter of A. C. McReynolds, Esq.,
of London Precinct, Butler County, where she was born in 1843. There
were born to them seven children: Alice A. (deceased), Thomas J.,
Alexander Campbell, John Virgil, James Davis, Elizabeth Maud, Samuel
Edward. Mr. and Mrs. Tanner are members of the Protestant Methodist
Church, and Mr. Tanner is a member of the Masonic fraternity, No. 477.
Mr. Tanner's record, both as a private citizen and public officer, is
first class.
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