Roberts and Tanner Homestead Main Street Framed Photos


Roberts and Tanner Homestead Main Street Framed Photos


A set of three, wood framed, matted, black and white photos. The photos are what is commonly known as the Roberts and Tanner Homestead on Main Street in Farmingtin, NH, close to the juncture of Main Street and what is now NH Route 11. They show at least two periods of time and provide a front and side view of the house as well as a rear view of the home.

Included with the photos is this account of possible history by Linda Peckham:

This group of pictures are of the Tanner home at 39 Main Street. This property was purchased by
William H Tanner in 1851 from Jonathan Roberts according to the registry of deeds .Both of these
names are on the 1871 town map of Farmington. I'm not sure if the property had buildings on it when
it was purchased.

The people in the photo might be William H Tanner (1825-1906) and his wife Martha (Giles) Tanner
(1844-1918) or it is possible that is John Tanner(l788-I868) William"s father His mother Mary Jane
(Thompson) Tanner (1789-1859) had probably passed away.

William & Martha had 4 children: Charles 1865-1890. Once 1866-1950. Lizzy 1870-1936. and George
Irving 1878-1959.

George Irving and his wife moved in with his mother Martha after Williams passing, after her passing
he brought out his sisters to own the property. He and his wife Gertrude (Smart) Tanner lived there until
their deaths. They had three children Leona (1911-1911), Evelyn (Tanner) Furber (1912-1997) and
Floyd I. (1914-2011).

Floyd bought the property from his parents before their deaths. He and his wife Edna (Marcoux) Tanner
lived on the property until their passing 2011 and 2016 respectively.

His wife was my Aunt and her sister Jeanette Flanagan as the administrator of her will thought that you might be interested in the picture.

Condition:Fair. Some water damage on matte, but did not cause buckling or apparent damge to photographs. Backing enclosure is in poor condition and should be reenforced.

Size: Each photograph is approxiamtely 7"x12". matted. The entire matted set is 43" x 11."

FHS-Kyle Leach


Circa 1890's

Date Created

Circa 1890's


Linda Peckham




“Roberts and Tanner Homestead Main Street Framed Photos,” Farmington Historical Society-Museum of Farmington History, accessed February 27, 2024,