Facts and Events
Robert Tanner was one of the Early Settlers of Germanna Colony
Immigration to Germanna Colony
Robert Tanner (Gerber) is listed amoung the settlers that migrated from Germany to Germanna Colony in Virginia abt. 1720.
Early Land Acquisition in Orange County, VA
Disposition of Land in Orange County, VA:
- Pages 78-83. 24-25 Aug. 1737. Robert Tanner of Orange County to Christopher Tanner of same. Lease and release; for £30 current money. 200 acres at the Great Mountains... corner to Henry Snyder on the south side of the Robinson River... crossing the Robinson River... three cows, one horse, one mare and colt, nine head of hoggs old and young, and all personal estate. (signed) Robt. (R) Tanner. Wit: D. Bryne, Willm. Pendleton. 35 Aug. 1737. Acknowledged by Robert Tanner. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 2, Dorman, pg. 40].
- Pages 117-21. 21-22 March 1738 . Robert Tanner of Orange County to Richard Burdyn of same. Lease and release; for £50 current money. 216 acres in the great fork of Rappahannock River... on the north side of the Robinson River corner to Jacob Crigler [Crigolar in release]... corner to the said Crigler, Jacob Broyle, Seriacas [Fleishman] and Peter Fleshman... corner of Smith's island line... to the river... (signed) Robert Tanner. 22 March 1738 . Acknowledged by Robert Tanner. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 9].
Records of Robert Tanner in Orange County, VA
- Pages 83-84. 25 Aug. 1737. Bond of Christopher Tanner to Robert Tanner. For £60 current money. Robert Tanner is designed to depart this country to Germany. Christopher has agreed to take care of and maintain during life Mary the wife of the said Robert Tanner. (signed) Christopher Tanner. 25 Aug. 1737. Acknowledged by Christopher Tanner. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 2, Dorman, pg. 40].
Information on Robert Tanner
From Virginia Vital Records, pg. 320:
Christopher (Tanner) Gerber was undoubtedly the son of Robert Turner (thus in the original record but certainly meant for Tanner), who on Nov. 8, 1727 proved his importation, claiming that he came to this country in 1720 and brought with him wife Mary and children Christopher, Christiana, Kathrina, Mary and Parva.