Husband's Name Henry Tillman DEAVER (AFN:K12V-2R)
Born: 10 Mar 1822 Place: Deavertown, Morgan Co., Oh.
Died: 6 Oct 1863 Place: Chattanooga, Tn.
Married: 27 Dec 1842 Place: St Francis Ch.Chapel Hill, Oh.
Father: Reuben DEAVER (AFN:K12V-KC)
Mother: Mary WALL (AFN:K12T-Z9)
Paul Bell was a friend from Vivian, LA. to Uncle Buck and Aunt
Cloie. He was raised in the area, and when her husband died, he
came a courtin. He assisted Aunt Cloie while she attended
school in Natchitoches.
Paul bought them a brand new brick home in Summer Grove, LA, and
Cloie furnished it with beautiful furniture. He loved Aunt
Cloie, and was a good man, but he had a life long drinking habit
from the oil fields, which finally caused his death.
Pepa: " very good, good mother, everybody liked her, very strict
with her children, she did the spanking. Mema: " she was
spoiled rotten" They had 2 male children between Nathan and Joe
who died young and without names. One died of pneumonia and one
died of measels.
"Lodowick Tanner (1692 — 1773) spelled his name “Lodowick” yet
we presume they pronounced as though it was “Ludwig.” By 1706 he
was in the care of Alexander Marshall Sr. and his wife,
Elizabeth (Worsham) Ligon, the widow of Thomas Ligon. We do not
know why this was so. On 20 August 1706, Lodowick’s mother, by
then Sarah Oulton did not appear in court to give a bond for
“maintaining and educating her son Lodowick.” Perhaps she left
Lodowick, who had lost his father at age seven, in the care of
the Marshall’s. They evidently educated him because we know
Lodowick later owned books. In 1713 Lodowick reached lawful age
and petitioned the court for his part of his father’s estate.
Col. Francis Epes, who held the remainder of the estate turned
it over to Lodowick.
Before 1728, Lodowick married first Frances Branch. Lodowick and
his bride lived in Henrico County until 1735 when they moved to
the newly-formed Amelia County.
Henrico County taxed Lodowick on four levies and 125 acres in
1736. On 11 June 1736, Henry Anderson Jr. deeded Lodowick
Tanner, of Henrico County, Virginia, 572 acres in Amelia County
on the north side of Anderson’s Road. The price was £100. This
was land Henry Anderson Sr. had devised to Henry Jr.’s brother
Edward Anderson. In 1737 Lodowick owned four “Negro” slaves.
Living with him also was John Kelly, who could have been an
overseer. On 15 February 1739/40, Lodowick registered his
livestock mark with the Amelia County clerk . His was “smooth
crop right ear.” Livestock marks helped identify free-roaming
cattle or hogs.
Lodowick Tanner was evidently a respected citizen of Amelia
County. He appraised several estates in the county including the
large ones of William Crawley and Henry Anderson. He also
witnessed many deeds for his neighbors and served often on
Lodowick Tanner later married Ann Johnson, a widow in Amelia
County 4 May 1764 . He would have been seventy-two years of age
then. Before marrying, Lodowick and Ann reached a primitive
premarital agreement . It was the first, and one of the few, of
its kind in the county. On 5 May 1764, Richard Hayes and
Lodowick each entered into £2,000 bonds to the other. The
following was recorded at Amelia County Court:"
"Amelia County Court
A marriage is intended to be solemnized between Lodowick Tanner
and Ann Johnson.
Said Ann agrees that she shall not take any part of the estate
of said Lodowick which she would be entitled, should she survive
Lodowick agrees that he will not take any part of the estate of
Ann Johnson which he would be entitled to by said marriage. If
said marriage takes place, Lodowick shall not claim any of the
slaves, goods, chattels of said Ann, but the estate shall remain
under the same management as heretofore and in the same
condition as if he was not married to said Ann, & shall in no
way intermeddle with affairs of her estate, and she shall
dispose of her estate as she desires. A day after his marriage,
Lodowick gave away fifteen slaves to his children and
grandchildren . Lodowick named one son and two daughters in the
will he wrote 10 August 1773."
2 Elizabeth Tanner b: ABT. 1722 + William Osborne b: ABT. 1725
2 Branch Tanner + Mary Page Finney b: ABT. 1745
2 Martha Tanner + Thomas Jones , Sr.
2 Nancy Tanner + Henry Southall
2 Frances Tanner + Peter Field Archer
2 Sarah Frances Tanner + Peter Jones b: 17 NOV 1720