Facts and Events
||Thomas Constantine Taber
||30 Jun 1806
||20 Jul 1806
||St. Bartholomew the Great, London, EnglandSuspect baptismal for "Richard" Taber and "Thomas" Pavey
||30 Jan 1830
||Camberwell, Surrey, EnglandSt Giles by H W C Hyde, curate
to Sarah Ann Rogerson
||10 May 1831 - 1849
||Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
||10 May 1831
||Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
||1831 - 7 Aug 1879
||4 Sep 1831
||Camberwell, London, EnglandBaptismal of daughter Sarah Taber in England
||11 Sept 1831
||New York City, New York, United States"Marriage Diary to Sarah Ann"
||Manhattan, New York, New York, United StatesMember of the Eighth Presbyterian Church "on Examination"
||West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
||12 Jul 1846 - 20 Dec 1849
||Manhattan, New York, New York, United StatesMember of the 42nd Street Presbyterian Church
||25 Dec 1847
||Manhattan, New York, New York, United States42nd Street Presbyterian Church, by Rev John C Lowrie
to Susan Elizabeth Brown
||Feb 1849 - Mar 1858
||Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United StatesVan Vorst
||18 Jan 1850
||Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United StatesJoined the First Reformed Dutch Church, Wayne Street, Van Vorst Village
||16 Oct 1850
||Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United StatesAge 44
||17 Mar 1852 - Mar 1858
||Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United StatesMember: Third Reformed Dutch Church of Jersey City/Park Reformed Church
||26 Apr 1852
||Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United StatesDismissed from the First Reformed Dutch Church, Wayne Street, Van Vorst, to form Third Reformed Dutch Church Jersey City
||Erie, Pennsylvania, United StatesBy way of the Erie Canal
||abt 1858 - 7 Aug 1879
||Cleveland, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States54 Orange Street; 1085 Superior Street
||13 Feb 1868
||Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United StatesOriginal
||6 Mar 1875
||Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United StatesCodicil
||7 Aug 1879
||Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United StatesSporadic cholera / Gastric fever
||9 Aug 1879
||Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United StatesSection 29, Lot: 2, Tier sub 1
||Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United StatesBenjamin Charles Taber, executor
||5 Sep 2013
||Manhattan, New York, New York, United States37 Marker Y-DNA Analysis of Thomas Taber, Jr. Line and Alexander Taber Line Proving Recent Common Male Ancestor
Thomas Taber's signature on his 1830 marriage lines
Silver Coin Spoons by Taber
Silver Coin Spoons by Taber
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Thomas Taber family, in Hudson, New Jersey, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 16 Oct 1850.
1850 US Federal Census, Van Vorst, NJ: Thomas, age 13, Born in Pennsylvania, 1837
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Thomas Taber, in The Cleveland Necrology File, 15 Aug 1879.
Name: Taber, Thomas
Date: Aug 15, 1879
Source: Cleveland Herald; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #079.
Notes: Taber- At the residence, of his son-in-law, M. J. Lowman, Thursday morning at 7 o'clock. Thomas Taber, aged 73 years.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Thomas Tabor, in Woodland Cemetery Foundation of Cleveland: Interment Information System.
Record Number: 012792 Interment Number: 12746
Last Name: Tabor First Name: Thomas
Address: 1085 Suprior
Death Date: Burial Date: August 09, 1879
Age: 73 Race: W Sex: M
Native of: England
Cause of Death: Sporadic cholera
Section: 29 Lot: 2 Tier: sub 1 Grave:
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Thomas Taber family, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 30 Jun 1870.
- ↑ Longworth's American almanac, New York register and city directory. (New York, United States: Thomas Longworth, 1796-1842).
1833-34, pg 580: Thomas Taber, jr, jeweller 21 Avenue 6th
1834-35, pg 659: Taber jr. Thomas, jeweller 412 Hudson
1835-36, pg 633: 45 Carmine Street
1837-38 - MISSING (Thomas Taber, Jr was known to have been in Chester, Pennsylvania at this time.)
1838-39, pg 634: 43 1/2 Carmine Street
1839-40, pg 634: Taber jr. Thomas, jeweller 56½ Carmine Street
1840-41, pg 611: 260 Bleecker Street
1841-42, pg 681: MISSING (As Thomas Taber, Sr, jeweller, was ill with consumption at this time, the suspicion is that Thomas Taber, Jr was head of the household at 52 1/2 Carmine Street.)
1842-43, pg 595: Thomas Taber &c, jeweller, 105 Perry Street (Thomas Taber, Sr died 9 April 1842; Thomas Taber, Jr is no longer listed, but Thomas Taber, jeweller is listed. The assumption is that Thomas Taber, Jr, dropped the description after Sr's death.)
1844-45, pg 339: Thomas Taber, jeweller, 100 Bank
1845-46 - MISSING (However, Page 353, Susan Taber, widow of Thomas, confections is now at 100 Bank.)
1846-47 - MISSING
1847-48, pg ?: Thomas Taber, jeweller, W 28 St, n Ave 8
1849-50 and thereafter, missing from any NYC directory
Source: Microfilm, *ZAN-G67, NYC Directory, Reel 12, New York Public Library
Longworth's NYC Directory 1833-1834, First year Thomas Taber, Jr, jeweller appears Taber Entries from Longworth's American Almanac, 1834-35, pg 659 Taber Entries from Longworth's American Almanac, 1839-40, pg 634 Taber Entries from Longworth's American Almanac, 1842-43, pg 595
- Doggett's New York City Directory, illustrated with Maps of New York and Brooklyn. (New York City: John Doggett Jr, Publisher and Proprietor, 1842-?), pg 396, 1848-49.
1843-44, pg 329: Thomas Taber, 15 Watts (The assumption is that "jeweller" was omitted in error.)
1848-49, pg 396: Taber Thomas, jeweller, w. 28th n. Av. 8
Source: Microfilm, *ZAN-G67, NYC Directory, Reel 12, New York Public Library
Taber Entries from Doggett's New York City directory, 1848-49, pg 396
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Thomas Taber, in United States. U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885.
U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885
ED 24, Pg 2, Line 17
Name: Thomas Taber
Father Born: England
Mother Born: England
Month died: August
Disease or cause of death: Gastric fever
How long a resident of the county: 15 years
Name of attending physician: Dr Preston
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Mathew G Lowman family, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 15 Jun 1880.
Extraction of Thomas Taber's entry on the Cuyahoga county, Ohio 1880 Mortality schedule
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 Find A Grave.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 Will & Codicil of Thomas Taber, 13 Feb 1868 & 6 Mar 1875.
Will - Feb 1868, pg 1 Will - Feb 1868, pg 2 Will Codicil - Mar 1875, pg 1 Will Codicil - Mar 1875, pg 2 Will Codicil - Mar 1875, pg 3
- ↑ Genealogy & Autobiography of Clarence Wilbur Taber, Sr - self-published 1 Nov 1952.
According to Clarence Wilbur Taber, Sr's family history, the first born child of Thomas Taber and Susan Groom was named Thomas. "Settled in Norwalk, Ohio" appears to have been typed in at a later date.
Genealogy & Biography of Clarence Wilbur Taber, Sr - 1952
- ↑ Cleveland (Ohio) city directories. (Woodbridge, Connecticut: Research Publications, c1980-1984).
1861 Cleveland, Ohio Directory 1863 Cleveland Directory 1868 Cleveland Directory 1869 Cleveland Directory 1870 Cleveland Directory 1872 Cleveland Directory 1873 Cleveland, Ohio Directory 1880 Cleveland Directory
- ↑ Original "Marriage Diary" to Sarah Ann, 11 Sep 1831.
Original diary in the possession of T.C. Taber, great great grandson. "Some of the entries go back to 1826 with many of the writings being poems."
A Tribute of Affection to Sarah, 1831 Dedication Page Title Page Pg 1 of Manuscript Manuscript P1-Transcription
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 Norwalk Reflector Herald, in Obituary of Benjamin Charles Taber, 16 Aug 1919.
"Son of Thomas Taber, Cumberland, England, who came to America May 10, 1831." "Cumberland" is an error. As Thomas married Sarah Ann Rogerson in "Camberwell," their first child was baptized there and Thomas' mother was from "Camberwell," it is plausable that family lore had altered after 88 years.
- ↑ Members of The Eighth Presbyterian Church.
When he emigrated to American on 10 May 1831, it is not known whether or not Thomas joined the Bedford Street Methodist Church along with the rest of his family. In February 1834 his wife, Sarah Ann (misnamed as "Mary,") is listed as a member of the Eighth Presbyterian Church, 50 Christopher Street, Manhattan, NY. In May 1835 Thomas joined. That Church dissolved in 1843 and was absorbed into the Chelsea Presbyterian Church, whose new brick building at 20th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues, was opened in 1843. It would seem logical that Thomas joined the Chelsea Preabyterian Church. However, he is not found on the existing membership list. Thomas is then found at the 42nd Street Presbyterian Church from 12 or 18 July, 1846 until 20 Dec 1849 when he moved to Jersey City and joined the First Reformed Dutch Church, Wayne Street, Van Vorst Village, Jersey City, NJ.
Eighth Presbyterian Church Neighborhood The Eighth Presbyterian Church Members of the Eighth Presbyterian Church
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 Members of the 42nd Street Presbyterian Church.
Member of the 42nd Street Presbyterian Church Thos Taber Family Members at 42nd Street Presbyterian Church
- ↑ Park Reformed Church, Jersey City, New Jersey.
Source: FHL US/CAN 961878
Third Reformed Dutch Church Members 1852 Membership: Third Reformed Dutch Church, Jersey City
- ↑ FamilyTreeDNA , 5 Sep 2013.
Descendants of the Thomas Taber, Jr. line and the Alexander Taber line have been matched through 37 Marker Y-DNA Analysis as having a recent common male ancestor. This DNA Information supports the research of Clarence Wilbur Taber, Sr. when he contacted T.C. Taber of Norwalk, Ohio in 1952 to identify the family of his father, Alexander Taber's brother, Thomas Taber, Jr. This also supports all known history of both Taber family lines.
Taber Pedigree Revised by CWT, Sr. 1 Nov 1952
- ↑ Uncertain where this birth date was derived, but it a common date of birth for Thomas Taber. This is the same date of birth as Richard Taber, another son in this family which has not been found on a record since his baptismal. Unfortunately, while all of the other children of Thomas Taber and Susan Groom have baptismal records, Thomas' cannot currently be found.
A possible area of speculation indicates that the original baptismal record may have been erroneously entered. As the actual baptismal page indicates, many of the records were entered by the same hand (person) most likely at the same time given the dates entered, therefore, it's possible that Richard Taber (son of Thomas and Sarah Taber) may have in fact been Richard Pavey and Thomas Pavey (son of John and Sarah Pavey) entered directly after him with a birth date of 4 days earlier may have instead been this Thomas Taber. However, according to the Genealogy of Clarence Wilbur Taber, 1 Nov 1952, the first born of Thomas Taber and Susan Groom was named Thomas.
- ↑ Thomas Taber, Jr. and Thomas Taber, Sr. were both jewelers in New York with shops not far from each other at 56½ Carmine St and 52½ Carmine Street respectively. Considering that Taber is a fairly uncommon name, that both men traveled from London, England around 1830 and that both settled in the same area, it is logical to conclude that they were related.
- ↑ Many family trees claim Thomas' middle name is Constantine. Records have not been found proving this claim. Thomas has a grandson by that name, generally referred to as T. C. Taber son of Benjamin Charles Taber, which may be a case of an descendent attributing more to an ancestor than is strictly accurate.
Basically, the grandson may have been told he was named after his grandfather and simply assumed that his grandfather's middle name was Constantine. While viable, this hasn't been proven.
- ↑ This was his son William's address at the time of his death. William was 12 years old. Orange 'street' comes up in searches as Conneaut, Ashtabula county, Ohio which is where Thomas' widow spent the majority of her years after her husband's death. Orange 'avenue' is in Cleveland, which leads to the conclusion that there is a possible error on William's cemetery records as there is no other indication that Thomas and family lived in Conneaut during his lifetime.
- The second wife, Susan Elizabeth Brown had been married to a Polish Army Officer named Syzmanski (Shemanski on index). Thaddeus was a child from that marriage. Thomas Taber adopted Thaddeus and changed his name according to "New York Legislature. Laws of the State of New York: passed at the session of the Legislature." View Thaddeus' page for more details.
- According to the Genealogy-Revised, 1 Nov 1952, of Clarence Wilbur Taber Sr. with information from T. C. Taber of Norwalk, Ohio, children from the first marriage to Sarah were Sarah, Emma, Thomas, Thomas Biggers, Emma and Benjamin Charles. The first Emma and the the first Thomas died and their names were used again. Children from the second marriage to Susan were adopted son Thadius (Thaddeus), Elizabeth, Clara, Henry, William Taylor (died age 12), Mary Ann, and Ellen.
- ↑ According to Thomas Biggars Taber's Civil War record, he was born in West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, therefore, the family was there at least for a period of time.
An article/letter written by a Thomas Taber, jeweller, from "American journal of science", Volume 38, pp 61-68, 1838 in New York indicates the following in the first paragraph:
"Dear Sir,--The following remarks relate principally to the second class of Gems, of which many localities in our own and neighboring states furnish no despicable supply. I have received a number of choice specimens from Chester County, Penn., which locality and its vicinity may be said literally to abound with those I am about to enumerate; many of them, which I have had cut and polished, would not suffer in comparison, with some of the highly prized European and Asiatic gems--productions of the same family." "Remarks - We are happy to become acquainted with the experience of a sensible practical man like Mr. Taber, and to learn from him the state of this comparatively infant branch of manufacture among us, and especially in New York. ... - Eds."
A supposition based on the way this article is written indicates that the Thomas Taber author was most likely Thomas Taber, Sr., who had "received a number of choice specimens from Chester County, Penn." sent to him from Thomas Taber, Jr. while he was was in Chester County, Pennsylvania with his family or perhaps brought back to him when the family returned to the New York area. From the letter, it is implied that particular area of Pennsylvania was a great resource for the gems which were used for jewelry, so it would make sense that the younger of the Thomas Tabers would utilize a resource that was only 127 miles away if it would profit their jewelry shops.
American Journal of Science, Vol 38 - http://books.google.com/books?id=nfUQAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA61&dq=Thomas+Taber,+jeweller&hl=en&sa=X&ei=W3A1UZbMFcvMqQHf6oGYAQ&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=Thomas%20Taber%2C%20jeweller&f=false
- In the West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery, Pennsylvania are two Tabors, which according to Find A Grave, have unknown birth and death dates, but are listed as George T Tabor and Emma Tabor. West Laurel Hill Cemetery is about 30 miles from West Chester, Pennsylvania, which appears to be a suburb of Philadelphia. After requesting photographs of the grave markers, a response from a Findagrave contributor indicates that Emma and George T Tabor were likely husband and wife, as an Emma Tabor Lacy (1869-1939) is buried with them, though they themselves do not have grave markers.
This once promising lead to the two missing children burials has lead no where. This note is to prevent researching this lead fruitlessly again.
- ↑ The Third Reformed Dutch Church, Jersey City was formed in 1852. It evolved into the Park Church, Jersey City.
- ↑ Daughter Sarah Taber's baptismal record
- ↑ Suspect Baptismal Record from St Bartholomew the Great by Owen Perrot Edwardes, rector
- ↑ Thos Taber Family Members at 42nd Street Presbyterian Church
- ↑ Communicants: First Reformed Dutch Church, Wayne Street, Van Vorst Village
- ↑ NY Evening Post, Tues, May 10, 1831