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Jesse & Judith Tanner

Posted by Rick on 2010/9/10 22:55:02
The 2nd wife of Jesse Tanner has long been reported to have been Mary Judith "Polly" Miller, daughter of Samuel and Rebecca Carpenter Miller.

However, recently while searching Vital Records at WV Archives & History,, I stumbled upon the death register entry for Judah Tanner. The information regarding her death was reported by her husband Jesse Tanner.

Death Register entry for Judah Tanner, Roane County, WV:

Line 41; Tanner, Judah; white; female; died: 10 Oct 1859; place of death: Roane County, VA; cause of death: consumption; age: 50 [born 1809]; father and mother: J & Elizabeth Carpenter; born in: Braxton County, VA; consort of: Jesse Tanner; person reporting information of death: Jesse Tanner; designation of informant: husband.

Note that Jesse Tanner reported that his wife, Judah [Judith, previously reported as a Miller], was the daughter of J [Jeremiah] & Elizabeth Carpenter [perhaps Jeremiah Carpenter whom married Elizabeth Mann].

Just one of those conflicting pieces of information we find from time to time. If anyone has information from a source which would clarify whom the parents of Judith/Judah were, it would be appreciated.


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