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Tanner, Nathan b. 27 Sep 1755 Hopkinton, Rhode Island d. 8 May 1835 Summerhill, Cayuga, New York, USA: Martin & Bloom Family Histories
 

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Tanner, Nathan[1]

Male 1755 - 1835  (79 years)


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  • Name Tanner, Nathan  
    Born 27 Sep 1755  Hopkinton, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birthdate from G.C. Tanner's book and from Arnold. [1, 2]
    Gender Male 
    Relocation Abt 1776  Dutchess County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Relocated from Rhode Island. 
    Relocation Abt 1777  Town of Saratoga, Saratoga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Relocated from Dutchess County 
    Military Service 1777 - 1779  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Nathan was a private in the New York State Militia in the Revolutionary War. He served in what are modern day Saratoga, Washington and Rensselaer Counties. In 1777 he was wounded in the right arm by a musket ball in an action against Indians, British and Tories.
    Service
    Mar 1777 for 3 mo. as a private in Capt. Ephraim Lake's Company, Col. McCrea's Regiment.
    Jun 1777 for 3 mo. as a substitute for his father David Tanner in the in the same company and regiment, but was transferred to Capt. Woodworth's Company.
    Jun 1778 for 3 mo. as a private in Capt. Ephraim Lake's Company.
    Jun 1779 for 3 mo. as a private in Capt. Austin Odel's Company.
     
    Land 2 Jul 1779  Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan leased a 120 acre farm in the East Manor of Rensselaerwyck for a term of six years. His annual rent was 250 lbs. of cornfed pork and four fat fowls starting in 1783. See documents below for an image of the lease. Rensselaerwyck is described in the notes for Samuel Martin (I27) 
    Will 26 Jan 1782  Little Hoesack, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan Tanner witnessed the will of Oliver Perkins of Little Hoesack, New York. Hannah Tanner, one of the legatees, was probably the wife of Benjamin Tanner, a relative of our Nathan. Benjamin Tanner also had a son Nathan.  
    • Note on Stephentown, Petersburgh and Little Hoesack
      Before 1784 -- Most of what is now Rensselaer County was the East Manor of Rensselaerwyck, and the vast majority of the land belonged to the Van Rensselaer family. It was part of Albany County.
      1784 -- The East Manor was divided into two parts; the eastern part, bordering on Massachusetts, became the Division of Stephen Town, and the western part, bordering on the Hudson River, became the Division of Rensselaerwyck.
      1788 -- The Town of Stephentown was established. Parts of Stephentown were included in Petersburgh (1791), Berlin (1806) and Nassau (1806) when they were formed.
      1791 -- The Town of Petersburgh was established. Parts of Peterburgh were included in the towns of Berlin, Nassau and Grafton (1807) when they were formed.
      1791 -- Rensselaer County was formed from Albany County on 7 Feb 1791.

      Little Hoesack may refer to a settlement along the Little Hoosick River or to the river itself, as settlers lived throughout the Little Hoosick Valley. The Little Hoosick flows north through the Towns of Berlin, Petersburgh, and Hoosick in Rensselaer County. Little Hoosick appears on the 1767 map of the Manor of Rensselaerwyck by Jno. R. Bleeker.
    Residence 1784  Stephen Town, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Nathan was listed among the settlers in the records of Stephentown in 1784 by A. J. Weise in History of the Seventeen Towns of Rensselaer County, from the Colonization of the Manor of Rensselaerwyck to the Present Time .  
    Land 21 Nov 1788  Little Hoosick, Renselssaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nathan leased a 74 acre farm in Little Hoosick for a term of sixty years. The annual rent was "eight bushels of good, clean and merchantable winter wheat". The sixty-year term seems extraordinary, but it appears to be the value in the image of the lease under documents below.  
    Residence 1790  Stephen Town, Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Listed in 1790 US census.  
    Land 1 Apr 1793  Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Leased a farm in the East Manor of Rensselaerwyck from Stephen Van Rensselaer III, as shown by a page from the Rensselaerwyck rent ledger (image under documents below).  
    Residence 1800  Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Listed in 1800 US Census:
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
    Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
    Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
    Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
    Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
    Number of Household Members: 11 
    Land 1808  Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Sold farm to William Whitford. Under the terms of the Rensselaerwyck leases, Stephen Van Rensselaser never relinquished title, and the buyer was still a tenant farmer. A page from the Rensselaerwyck rent ledger and two leases are under documents, below.  
    Residence 1820  Locke, Cayuga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    In 1820 US Census.
    Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
    Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1 
    Military Service 20 Apr 1833  [3
    Pension approved as a Revolutionary War soldier.  
    Died 8 May 1835  Summerhill, Cayuga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I132  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2017 

    Father Tanner, David,   b. 25 Nov 1735, So. Kingstown, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Worden, Hopestill,   b. 18 Apr 1737, Richmond, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Nov 1754  Richmond, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • G.C. Tanner's book says that David and Hopestill were married by Steven Richmond, Justice of the Peace.
    Family ID F48  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Bailey, Sarah,   b. 25 Apr 1757,   d. 15 Jul 1812  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1779 
    Notes 
    • G.C. Tanner's book says that Nathan Tanner married Mrs. Sarah (Bailey) Devoe (or Devaux). [1]
    Children 
     1. Tanner, Able,   b. 3 Feb 1780,   d. 5 Mar 1781  (Age 1 years)
    +2. Tanner, Nathan Jr.,   b. 17 Apr 1781,   d. 10 Oct 1856  (Age 75 years)
    +3. Tanner, Stanton,   b. 27 Mar 1783,   d. After 1850  (Age 67 years)
     4. Tanner, Phebe,   b. 18 May 1785,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Tanner, David,   b. 16 Sep 1787,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Tanner, Huldah,   b. 24 Jan 1790,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Tanner, Mary,   b. 12 Feb 1792,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Tanner, James,   b. 18 May 1794, Petersburg, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1828, Cottage Grove, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     9. Tanner, Eliza Willoughby,   b. 19 Sep 1796,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +10. Tanner, Thomas,   b. 21 Apr 1799,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Tanner, Mahala,   b. 25 Apr 1806 or 1807, Litchfield, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Eddy, Sarah,   b. Abt 1771, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Apr 1814  Eaton, Madison, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Marriage by David Gaston, J.P.
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F478  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Sep 1755 - Hopkinton, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelocation - Relocated from Rhode Island. - Abt 1776 - Dutchess County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelocation - Relocated from Dutchess County - Abt 1777 - Town of Saratoga, Saratoga, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Leased a farm in the East Manor of Rensselaerwyck from Stephen Van Rensselaer III, as shown by a page from the Rensselaerwyck rent ledger (image under documents below). - 1 Apr 1793 - Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Listed in 1800 US Census: Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1 Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2 Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 Number of Household Members Under 16: 6 Number of Household Members Over 25: 2 Number of Household Members: 11 - 1800 - Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Sold farm to William Whitford. Under the terms of the Rensselaerwyck leases, Stephen Van Rensselaser never relinquished title, and the buyer was still a tenant farmer. A page from the Rensselaerwyck rent ledger and two leases are under documents, below. - 1808 - Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - In 1820 US Census. Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820 Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1 Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1 - 1820 - Locke, Cayuga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Tanner, Nathan: A page from his Landlord's Rent Ledger
    Tanner, Nathan: A page from his Landlord's Rent Ledger
    A page of the Rensselaerwyck Rent Ledger dealing with Nathan Tanner's farm in Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York. This appears to be a continuation page, as it deals with payments from Dec 1798 through 1808, and it refers to a lease dated 1 Apr 1793. This lease appears to be lost, but the rent (8 bushels of wheat) is the same as that in Nathan's lease dated 1788. Nathan leased Rensselaerwyck land starting in 1779. (Source: New York State Library, East Manor Rent Ledger, Rensselaerwyck Manor Records, MA/FM,974.74,V36,1799-1820., Ledger A, p. 406, microfilm reel 1.)
    1779 Lease of a Farm in the East Manor of Rensselaerwyck to Nathan Tanner.
    1779 Lease of a Farm in the East Manor of Rensselaerwyck to Nathan Tanner.
    The lease was to Nathan Tanner of Hosick [Hoosick] for 120 acres of land. Hoosick is in eastern Rensselaer County, which was part of Albany County at that time.
    1788 Lease of a Farm in Little Hoosick in the East Manor of Rensselaerwyck to Nathan Tanner
    1788 Lease of a Farm in Little Hoosick in the East Manor of Rensselaerwyck to Nathan Tanner
    The lease was to Nathan Tanner of Little Hosick [Hoosick] for 74 acres of land.

    Histories
    Tanner, Nathan -- Sworn Declaration on his Military Service
    Tanner, Nathan -- Sworn Declaration on his Military Service
    Nathan outlined his military service in the Revolutionary War, said that he was born in Hopkinton, Rhode Island in 1755, that David Tanner was his father, and that he relocated from Rhode Island to New York, first to Dutchess County, then to the Town of Saratoga in Saratoga County, then to Petersburgh in Rensselaer County and finally to Locke in Cayuga County. Click here to download a pdf.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] William Tanner , Sr. of South Kingstown, Rhode Island and His Descendants, Rev George C. Tanner, D.D., (published by the author, 1910, Faribault, MN), p. 406.

    2. [S135] Vital Record of Rhode Island, Arnold, James N., (Narraganset Historical Publishing Co.), 974.5 qA75 18., Vol 5, Hopkinton, p. 50.

    3. [S186] Revolutionary War Pension Application, citing NARA microfilm publication M804; National Archives, Washington, D.C. , (ancestry.com ), Widow's Pension Application File for Sarah Tanner.

    4. [S216] New York in the Revolution Vol. 1 (2nd ed), Office of the Controller, (J. B. Lyon Co. Printers, Albany, N.Y., 1904), 973.3447 qA2a 90-6433., pp. 226-227.
      Nathan Tanner, Stanton Baley, Thomas Baley, and Elisha Baley were enlisted men in the 6th Regiment, Albany County Militia (Land Bounty Rights). [This source lists only name and regiment for enlisted men.]

    5. [S185] History of the Towns of Rensselaer County, A. J. Weise, (J. M. Francis and Tucker, Troy, N. Y., 1880), p. 129.

    6. [S126] 1790 US Census, (National Archives and Records Administration), Stephen Town, Albany, New York; Roll: M637_6; Page: 283; Image: 288; Family History Library Film: 0568146.

    7. [S184] East Manor Rent Ledger, Rensselaerwyck Manor Records, MA/FM,974.74,V36,1799-1820., Ledger A, p. 406. microfilm reel 1.

    8. [S86] 1800 US Census, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), Census Place: Petersburg, Rensselaer, New York; Roll: 26; Page: 68; Image: 70; Family History Library Film: 193714.

    9. [S132] 1820 US Census, National Archives and Records Administration, n.d., (ancestry.com), Census Place: Locke, Cayuga, New York; Page: 138; NARA Roll: M33_68; Image: 150.


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