Joseph Smith Tanner

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About Joseph Smith Tanner

There are two additional photos of Joseph Smith Tanner under the Media Tab above, one when he was older and another when he was younger. He was the son of John Tanner and Elizabeth Beswick, and was born June 11, 1833, in New York. He came to Utah 1848. Joseph married: Elizabeth C. Haws, February 17, 1860, Salt Lake City (daughter of Elijah Haws and Catherine Clark), who was born 1843. Their children were: Mary E., she married Henry Nebeker; Annie S., she married Hiram White; Joseph E., died; Henry S. born February 15, 1869, who married Laura L. Woodland; Lois A. born 1867, she married Frank Fairbanks; Nathaniel H., he married Mary Wilkins.

Joseph then married: Jannette Hamilton (daughter of Henry Hamilton and Jannette Johnson). Their children were: John Sidney, married Orilla Wolf; George Wilford; Hyrum; Jannette Fern; Beatrice, died; Sarah Agnes; Leland Scott; Jennie Mabel; Arnold Franklin; Iona; Clarice; Lucile, died.

The families resided Payson, Utah. Joseph was Bishop of Payson for 20 years and Mayor of Payson; and a member of the city council as well as a business manager of church herds. He was also a Veteran Black Hawk war, a farmer and stockraiser. Died February 28, 1910.

Sources: Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1199

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Joseph Smith Tanner's Timeline

June 11, 1833
Bolton, Warren, New York, United States
November 20, 1860
Age 27
Payson, Utah County, UT, United States
March 17, 1862
Age 28
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
December 14, 1863
Age 30
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
April 23, 1866
Age 32
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
Age 33
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
February 15, 1869
Age 35
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
December 4, 1870
Age 37
Payson, Utah County, UT, United States
September 4, 1872
Age 39
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States