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From: Merle C Rummel <>
Subject: [BRE] Crossing the Potomac
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 18:28:12 -0400
Let me add another story to the Virginia Problem -
There was a Reverend John Tanner (some wonder if he was of the Danner
family) - he pastored a Baptist Church (possibly/likely Baptist
Brethren) in Virginia - on the east side of the Blue Ridge mountains.
Since the church was NOT Church of England - there was persecution,
somewhere I have the details, but it was not good -
He took his whole church, and they walked to Kentucky (maybe 1760s). He
settled on the Ohio River, Boone Co area, just southwest of Cincinnati.
The Indians hit them, two of his sons were killed.
He moved west, to Missouri - of all places to New Madrid - in 1810 - and
in 1811, Christmas, was the New Madrid Earthquake -the strongest
earthquake we have known about in America (some 8.9 on the Richter Scale!)
1812 - the next year - he moved to the Whitewater Church (Brethren),
near Cape Girardeau MO.
Somehow - I don't think he was getting the guidance of the Lord!
Merle C Rummel