Facts and Events
||Thomas Alexander Taber
||before 9 Apr 1778
Speculative parents?: Unknown Taber and Unknown (1)
||7 Oct 1805
||St. Bartholomew the Great, London, Englandby Owen Perrot Edwardes, rector
to Susan Groom
||14 Apr 1809 - 1825
||Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England
||1813 - 1825
||Clerkenwell, Middlesex, EnglandJeweller; 29 Compton Street
||6 Dec 1818
||Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England20 Bath Buildings, City Road
||3 Mar 1822
||Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England6 Queen Street, Goswell Street
||1825 - 1830
||Camberwell, London, England
||11 Apr 1830
||Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England33 Bartholomew Close
||22 Jun 1830
||London, EnglandAge 52; Ship: Hibernia
||Manhattan, New York, New York, United States9th Ward
||1831 - 1842
||Manhattan, New York, New York, United StatesJeweller, 216½ Bleeker
||1837 - 1840
||Manhattan, New York, New York, United StatesJeweller; 52½ Carmine & 319 Hudson
||1837 - 1838
||Manhattan, New York, New York, United StatesConfectioners. After her husband's death, Susan Taber is listed as Confections, while her son James is listed as Confectioner
||Manhattan, New York, New York, United StatesAge 60-70
||9 Apr 1842
||Manhattan, New York, New York, United States52 1/2 Carmine Street, Cause of Death: Consumption; NY Herald indicates a death date of 10 Apr 1842
||Bedford Street Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Thomas Taber's signature from his marriage lines, 1805
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Thomas Taber, in New York, United States. New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952. (FamilySearch Record Search).
name: Thomas Taber
death date: 09 Apr 1842
death place: Manhattan, New York, New York
birth date: 1778
indexing project (batch) number: B05581-8
system origin: New York-EASy
gs film number: 447550
- ↑ Thomas Taber, in Longworth's American almanac, New York register and city directory. (New York, United States: Thomas Longworth, 1796-1842), pg 634, 1839-40.
Taber Thomas, jeweller &c. 52½ Carmine & 319 Hudson
Taber Entries from Longworth's American Almanac, 1839-40, pg 634
- ↑ Thomas Taber, in Kent's original London directory, merchants, manufacturers, etc. (London: Henry Kent Causton, 1789-), pg 325, 1823.
Taber Tho. jeweller, 29, Compton-street, Clerkenwell
Kent's Original London Directory 1813 Kent's Original London DIrectory 1814 Kent's Original London Directory 1815 Kent's Original London Directory 1816 Kent's Original London Directory 1817 Kent's Original London Directory 1818 Kent's Original London Directory 1819 Kent's Original London Directory 1820 Kent's Original London Directory 1821 Kent's Original London Directory 1822 Kent's Original London Dirctory 1823 Kent's Original London Directory 1824 Kent's Original London Directory 1825
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Thomas Taber family, in New York, New York, United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1840.
New York Ward 9, Thomas Taber, Line 5, NARA microfilm publication M704, roll 303
Thomas Taber, line 5
1 male under 5 - Thomas Biggars Taber (3) [Thomas jr's son]
2 males 15-20 - John Taber (17), Alexander Taber (15)
3 males 20-30 - William Taber (29), James Taber (abt 28), Henry Taber (abt 24)
1 male 30-40 - Thomas Taber jr (34)
1 male 60-70 - Thomas Alexander Taber (62)
1 female under 5 - Emma Taber (1) [Thomas jr's daughter]
1 female 10-15 - Sarah Taber (10) [Thomas jr's daughter]
2 females 15-20 - Mary Ann Taber (19), UNKNOWN [perhaps a wife of one of the other boys?]
1 female 20-30 - Eliza Taber (22) [depends on marriage date] or Sarah Ann Rogerson (29) [depends on actual date of death]
1 female 40-50 - Unknown, this does not fit Thomas Alexander's wife's date of birth
Supposition: Eliza Taber was more likely married by this point and out of her father's house and Sarah Ann would have been pregnant with Benjamin Charles who was born Aug 1840.
Extract of Thomas Taber in 1840 New York census
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Thomas Taber, in Longworth's American almanac, New York register and city directory. (New York, United States: Thomas Longworth, 1796-1842), pg 596, 1837-38.
Taber Thomas, jeweller & confectioner 52½ Carmine
52 1/2 Carmine Street Neighborhood
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Thomas Taber, in Longworth's American almanac, New York register and city directory. (New York, United States: Thomas Longworth, 1796-1842), pg 659, 1834-35.
Taber, Thomas, jeweller, 216½ Bleeker. Taber, Thomas, jeweller first appears in Longworth's Directory in 1831-1832 Pg 616, 1832-1833 Pg 641 at 216 Spring; In 1833-1834 Pg 580, 1834-1835 Pg 659, 1835-1836 Pg 633 at 216 1/2 Bleecker; In 1836-1837 Pg 643 at 52 1/2 Carmine; In 1837-1838 Pg 596, 1838-1839 Pg 634 as Taber, Thomas, jeweller & confectioner, 52 1/2 Carmine; In 1839-1840 Pg 634 as Taber Thomas & c., jeweller, 52 1/2 Carmine St & 319 Hudson St; In 1840-1841 Pg 611, 1841-1842 Pg 681 as Taber, Thomas & c., jeweller , 52 1/2 Carmine St. Source: Microfilm *ZAN-G67, NYC Directory, Reels 10 - 11, New York Public Library
Taber Entries from Longworth's American Almanac, 1834-35, pg 659 Longworth's Directory 1831-1832 Longworth's Directory 1832-1833 Longworth's Directory 1833-1834 Longworth's Directory 1834-1835 Longworth's Directory 1835-1836 Longworth's Directory 1836-1837 Longworth's Directory 1837-1838 Longworth's Directory 1838-1839 Longworth's Directory 1839-1840 Longworth's Directory 1840-1841 Longworth's Directory 1841-1842
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Bedford Street Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery Memorial, in Find A Grave.
- ↑ Baptismal for Eliza Taber, in St Bartholomew the Great Parish Baptismal Register, Page 46:Entry 365, 6 Dec 1818.
- ↑ Baptismal for Mary Ann Taber, in St. Bartholomew the Great Parish Baptismal Register, Page 71; Entry 564, 3 March 1822.
- ↑ Death Notice: Thomas Taber, in New York Herald (New York City, New York), 12 Apr 1842.
Died: On Sunday, April 10, instant, in the 64 year of his age, Thomas Taber
Thomas Taber Death Notice, New York Herald, 12 Apr 1842, pg 3, col 2
- Art. X. -- Practical Remarks on Gems, especially on some of those found in the United States; in a letter addressed to C. A. Lee, M. D., and by him communicated for insertion in this Journal; by Thomas Taber, a practical Jeweller., in American Journal of Science and Arts. (New Haven, Connecticut: S. Converse, 1820-1846), Vol 38, pp 61-68, 1839-40.
"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."
American Journal of Science and Arts, Vol. XXXVIII-April,1840 Table of Contents Page 61 by Thomas Taber, jeweller
- ↑ Alexander Taber's Baptismal Record.
Residence at time of baptismal was 33 Bartholomew Close
- ↑ Susan Groom Taber's Death Notice.
On Friday, July 29, Mrs. Susan Taber, relict of the late Thomas Taber, of Camberwell, England, aged 71 years.
- ↑ Thomas Taber, in Johnstone's London commercial guide and street directory. (London, England: Barnard and Farley, 1817), pg 135 / 136, 1817.
Compton Street -- Clerkenwell.
Length 302 yards. -- No. of Houses 77.
29 Taber, Thomas, Jeweller & silversmith
Compton Street, Clerkenwell entries in Johnstone's London Commercial Guide and Street Directory, 1817, pg 135-136
- ↑ NY Passenger Lists 1820 - 1850.
- St Barthomomew the Great Marriage Register, Oct 1805.
Marriage Record for Thomas Taber & Susan Groom
- ↑ The name Thomas Alexander Taber is found in grandson Clarence Wilbur Taber's Genealogy, self-published November 1, 1952. The middle name, "Alexander" has not been found in any documents.
- As there were only two listings for Taber, Jewelers in the 1838 – 1839 edition of Longworth's City Directory for NYC, Thomas Taber and Thomas Taber, Jr., and the Thomas Taber family is listed on the 1840 NYC Census, the assumption is that the following article was written by this Thomas Taber, Jeweler: "Practical Remarks on Gems, especially on some of those found in the United States,” by Thomas Taber (The American Journal of Science and Arts, VOL. XXXVIII, April 1840, Chapter X). In response to the article, the journal’s editors make reference to the fact that Thomas Taber is in New York. They add, "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." In addition, Thomas Taber’s article states that he has obtained "choice specimens from Chester County, Penn." It also describes jewelry-making practices in England: "In England, when making a present of a ring or brooch, they have a delicate way of expressing a sentiment, that of arranging the stones in setting, so as to spell a word, name, or a sentence; ...." He mentions being in England: "I remember also to have seen it when in England ...." His article also refers to European jewelry practices, gems of Scotland, coats of arms and the use of gems in scripture. He writes poetically about gemstones "... the dead yellow of which forms a pleasing contrast with its bright and agreeable green. Having a vitreous lustre …" He is a learned and articulate writer: "This was worn by the ancients as an amulet against intoxication"; "sunlight and heat are very injurious to its beauty, by causing it to fade, apparently extracting its color, and diminishing its lustre, as exposure for any length of time in a window has fully proved." And he knows how to create visual contrasts with jewelry materials, "... [the piece] shows a beautiful play of colors when set in clusters ..." The reference to Chester County, PA points to his close relationship with Thomas Taber, Jr. as he is known to have resided in Chester, Pa., some time between 1836 and 1837, then to have returned to NYC.
- ↑ According to grandson Clarence Wilbur Taber's Genealogy self published November 1, 1952, Thomas Taber was born in London, England.
- ↑ On speculating why this Thomas Taber branch was no longer found in the Kent London directories past 1825 (but prior to their 1830 removal to New York), a search was made for them in "The Bankrupt Directory: Being a Complete Register of All the Bankrupts, with Their Residences, Trades, and Dates when they appeared in the London Gazette; from December 1820 to April 1843." There are NO Taber surnames listed in this directory. A likely explanation for the absence of Thomas Taber, jeweller after 1825 in Kent's London Directory is that he moved his shop to a neighboring town. Pigot's & Co. Directories had separate directories for neighboring towns within twelve miles of London. As the family was known to have moved to Camberwell, the 1826 - 1829 Pigot's were consulted. Thomas Taber, jeweller is not found there. Without any indication of where he moved his shop to, it would be burdensome at this time to search through all the separate trade directories for Thomas Taber, jeweller.
- ↑ Children's baptisms from Susan to Mary Ann Taber as well as directory listings.
- Thomas Taber, Jr, age 23 and Henry Taber, age 14, at the time of immigration are missing from the Hibernia Ship's Passenger List. Thomas, Jr was married at this time. According to family history, he came to the U.S. separately. Henry is unaccounted for. The assumption is that he may immigrated with Thomas, Jr.
- ↑ Description of Camberwell in Pigot's & Co Directory, 1826
- ↑ Thomas Taber Death Record
- ↑ Hibernia Ship's Passenger List 1830
- ↑ Hibernia Arrival 22 June 1830
- ↑ NY Evening Post, Tuesday, June 22, 1830