John Benjamin Tant

Portrait of John Benjamin Tant Headstone Photograph

Co. A,
40 Ga. Inf.
C. S. A.
Full Name: John Benjamin Tant
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 3 (B)
Row:E  Number:31
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: September 6, 1850 
Died: April 12, 1931 
Burial Date: April 13, 1931 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Georgia 
Occupation: Farmer 
Marital Status: Married 
Came To Texas: 1874 
Residence: 229 Diane Street San Antonio 
Admitted To Home: January 18, 1923q 
Religion: Baptist 
Army: Tennessee 
Division: --- 
Brigade: Hood's 
Regiment: 40th Georgia 
Discharged: ___ 
Remarks: Whom to Write: Frank & Kerby Tant & Miss Cleo Tant & J. M. Tant Where: Eutopia, Tex & San Antonio, Tex, & 18 Bridge St. Waco, Tex. Remarks: Buried State Cemetery 

TANT, JOHN BENJAMIN (1850~1931) John Benjamin Tant was born in Paulding County, Georgia on September 6, 1850.

Taunt fought for the Confederate States Army in Company G, 40th Regiment of Hood's Brigade, in the Army of Tennessee.

Sometime between 1874 and 1876, Tant moved to Texas from Brooks County, Georgia, where he worked as a farmer. On January 9, 1884, Tant married Lee Ann Middleton in Collin County, Texas. According to family lore, Mrs. Tant was a Native American; but there is no proof to back this up. According to the 1900 Census, Tant and his family were living in Uvalde County with eight of their children.

In 1922, Tant petitioned and received permission to take up residence in the Confederate Men's Home in Austin, Travis County, Texas. Tant lived in the Home from January 18, 1923 until his death on April 12, 1931. He was buried at the Texas State Cemetery a short time later.

Information taken from the Confederate Home Roster and family information.

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