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About Sidney Tanner

Sidney Tanner was the son of John Tanner and Lydia Stewart, born April 1, 1809, Bolton, Warren County, New York. He married Louisa Conlee March 1, 1830, Bolton, New York, who was born February 5, 1811. Their family home was in New York. They had the following children:

Allen Benedict born March 2, 1831, married Elizabeth Jane Mathews


Lydia born November 3, 1832, married Charles Allen Burk


Emma Smith born June 1, 1835, married Nathan Swarthout


Mary Louisa born September 4, 1837, married George Crismon


Elsie Elizabeth born May 14, 1840, married Newton Chase


Sidney, Jr., born March 6, 1842, died infant


James Monroe born July 30, 1844 died infant


Mason Lyman born July 1, 1846, died infant

Sidney's wife, Louisa, died at the age of 35 on September 29, 1846, in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, and was buried in the Mormon Pioneer Cemetery there. The following year, Sidney married Julia Ann Shepherd the daughter of Samuel Shepherd and Roxie Laney Ray of Vermont, pioneers, 1848, Amasa M. Lyman company. Julia was born March 24, 1829. They had the following children:

Julia Ann born June 10, 1848, married Charles Y. Tyler


Albert Myles born March 5, 1850, married Charlotte Bank


Henry Martin born June 11, 1852, married Eliza E. Parkinson; married Emma E. Stapley


Naomi Ruth born July 17, 1854, married George Theobald


Samuel E. born June 4, 1857, died infant


Shepherd Leroy born April 12, 1859, married Olive Oakden

Rollin Ray born September 9, 1861, married Rhoda Hales


Walter Wate born November 30, 1863, married Hattie Fotheringham

In 1859, Sidney married Rachel Neyman, daughter of William and Jane Neyman. They had the following children:

William Neyman born January 8, 1860, married Rachel Maria Bach in 1881, the daughter of John Michael Bach and Mary Lucinda Worthington. Rachel died in 1903. William then married in 1907 Olive Marie West, the daughter of Joseph William West. William died in 1918.


Edith Idella born July 4, 1862


Howard Harper born January 4, 1864, died 1891


Rachel Adelia born September 4, 1866, married Barlow Ferguson, died 1906


Families resided in Beaver, Utah.

Called to San Bernardino, California, 1849, and returned 1857. Member high council of Beaver stake; counselor in bishopric Beaver ward. Died December 5, 1895, Beaver, Utah.


Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 163


Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1198

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Sidney Tanner's Timeline

April 1, 1809
Greenwich, Washington County, New York, United States
March 2, 1831
Age 21
Bolton, Warren County, New York, United States
November 3, 1832
Age 23
Bolton, NY, United States
January 15, 1833
Age 23
January 15, 1833
Age 23
June 1, 1835
Age 26
Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States
September 4, 1837
Age 28
Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States
May 14, 1840
Age 31
Liberty, IL, United States
March 6, 1842
Age 32
Montrose, Lee County, Iowa, United States