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Reverend John Tanner was the first known settler in Boone County, Kentucky. He settled in Petersburg, Kentucky where it gets the historic name “Tanner's Station” in 1791. Reverend Tanner's son John Tanner Jr. was abducted by Shawnee Indians when he was nine years old and kept him until he was grown. Reverend John Tanner moved to Missouri in 1798 and died in 1812 when he was 81 years old.