Shedrick Tanner1

M, #1663, b. circa 1865
Last Edited=29 Oct 2007
     Shedrick Tanner, son of Randolph Tanner and Elizabeth Bottenfield, was born circa 1865 at Ohio.1 Shedrick Tanner was the son of Randolph Tanner and Elizabeth Bottenfield.1

Shedrick Tanner appeared on the United States census of 1880 in the household of Randolph Tanner at Stafford, Monroe County, Ohio.2

Shedrick Tanner was mentioned in the obituary of Randolph Tanner who passed away on 24 March 1911 at Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois; Obituary states birth year as 1828, headstone has 1829.

Tanner, Randolph Tanner
Source--Delavan Times Tazewell County, Illinois
Published--April 1911
Death of an Aged Citizen from Delavan Times, Tazewell County, IL April 5, 1911
Minier News: - Randolph Tanner was born in Bedford county, Penn April 5, 1828. Died in Bloomington, IL March 24, 1911, aged 82 years, 11 months and 19
His death was due to the infirmities of old age. He has rapidly declined since the recent death of his wife in both mind and body.
The deceased was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Tanner, who were settlers in Pennsylvania over a hundred years ago. He had five sisters and four brothers, all of whom are dead, he being the last of his family. His sisters all died, before they were thirty years of age. His brothers, Samuel F Tanner, once lived in this community; John R Tanner lived at Canton, IL;and Isaac F Tanner lived at Shepherdstown, WV. His father died when he was only four years old and his mother followed in a few years. With his brother Samuel he moved to Easton, Ohio, and settled in Monroe County about 1848 and when the gold discovery came in 1849 he was one of the first to go. Sailing around Cape
Horn and up the Pacific Ocean landing at San Francisco. He came back home by the way of the Isthmus of Panama. In 1853 he started back to California overland and got as far as Sioux City IA, where he was taken sick and compelled to return. He was married to Elizabeth Bottenfield at Stafford, Ohio, October 18 1858 and to them seven children were born. H R who now lives at Jeanette, PA; Margaret, wife of Oscar P Wilson, who died at Alliance, OH July 29, 1904; SS of this place; Thomas Luther who died at this place Dec 20, 1904; Catharine, wife of CE Flannegan who lives at Wheeling, WV; Laura E, wife of Henry Freitag, who died here June 22, 1901 and Charles E of this place. His wife died here August 16, 1910. He has been a member of the Christian church for over forty years. In politics he was a Republican, having voted for every Republican President from John C Fremont to Wm H Taft. He was a great reader and well informed on current subjects.
The body was brought to Minier Saturday afternoon and the funeral was held at 2:00 Sunday afternoon. The weather was bad, but a great many friends
showed their respect for the deceased and their sympathy for the relatives by their presence at the simple services. Rev L Hadaway of the Christian church spoke feelingly of the long life that had just closed; and afterward the body
was laid to rest in the Minier cemetery.3


  1. [S35] 1880 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (; from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  2. [S35] 1880 United States Census, population schedule, Stafford, Monroe County, Ohio, p. 467C, family 199.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (; from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  3. [S451] Headstone and Cemetery Collection, Created by: Jim & Lori Rowe, Record added: Dec 13, 2009, Find A Grave Memorial# 45413915.,