Dorothy Lenora Lytton

F, b. 24 September 1919, d. 30 September 2006
FatherEllis Bertie Lytton b. 17 Apr 1881, d. 28 Mar 1952
MotherNancy Ernestine Price b. 20 Jul 1883, d. 12 Apr 1956
Last Edited7 Jul 2017
Dorothy Lenora Lytton Tabb
     Make The Best of Things
by Dorothy Lytton (Tabb)

The bird that sings in the tree
Sending forth a soft melody
Telling of what each day bings
It making the best of things.

The butterfly that flies high
Then lights on a flower close by
Although it could never sing
It makes the best of everything.

The pebbles on our highway
That never have a word to say
They hear all the birds that sing
They make the best of everything.

So when we have cares of woe
For always God knows best, and so
Just try a happy song to sing
And make the best of everything. Dorothy's occupation: She was a local artist who was known for her pastel and charcoal portrates and pen and ink drawings.. Dorothy was born at Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, on 24 September 1919. She married George Elliott Tabb at Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, on 27 October 1945. Dorothy Lenora Lytton died on 30 September 2006 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Ranson, Jefferson County, West Virginia, at age 87; She died from pneumonia that resulted as a complication from a broken hip. She was buried on 4 October 2006 at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Family

George Elliott Tabb b. 8 Nov 1914, d. 7 Jun 1996
Children

George Elliott Tabb Jr.

M, b. 5 December 1949
FatherGeorge Elliott Tabb b. 8 Nov 1914, d. 7 Jun 1996
MotherDorothy Lenora Lytton b. 24 Sep 1919, d. 30 Sep 2006
Last Edited5 Jan 2014
Jeannette K. and George E. Tabb, Jr.
     George was born at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 5 December 1949. George graduated at West Virginia University, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, in May 1974. He married Suzanne Rose Streff at Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania, on 19 October 1974. George was divorced from Suzanne Rose Streff at Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 28 June 1994. He married Jeannette Kay Rose at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 17 September 1994. George Elliott Tabb Jr. was employed in January 2006 at HQ, US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, District of Columbia. He resided at Leetown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, in January 2014.

Family 1

Suzanne Rose Streff b. 30 Aug 1951

Family 2

Jeannette Kay Rose b. 12 Aug 1958

George Elliott Tabb

M, b. 8 November 1914, d. 7 June 1996
FatherJames Elliott Tabb b. 12 Oct 1873, d. 31 Dec 1959
MotherAnna Lea Carter b. 25 Jul 1882, d. 3 Oct 1955
Last Edited1 Nov 2014
George Elliott Tabb
     George Elliott Tabb was employed at Ranson, Jefferson County, West Virginia. My father (James Elliott Tabb) had two cousins, Jim and Tabb Janney, who lived in Vanclevesville in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Vanclevesville is located adjacent to the main line of the B & O Railroad between Martinsburg and Kearneysville. The cousins visited frequently. On one particular visit to the home of his cousins, my father and Tabb Janney hit upon the idea of trying to catch a slow moving freight as it moved up the grade from the Opequon Creek. The boys were successful in climbing on the moving train cars and were so delighted with themselves that they decided to ride for a short distance. In the mean time, however, the train picked up speed and when it came time for the boys to get off, it was no longer an easy task. The decision was made to jump and both did, going head over heals after hitting the ground. The conductor saw the boys jump and as the train moved by them he scolded the boys saying "I don't want to ever see you boys doing that ag ain." Needless to say, they learned their lesson and never did do it again.

My father (James Elliott Tabb) also had a white nanny goat that was constantly getting into my mother's flowers and shrubs. My mother finally laid down the law and said that the goat had to go. My father and I (George E. Tabb) loaded the goat into their model "T" Ford and took the goat to look for a new home. We knew that a one Mr. Glover on the Sulfur Springs Road in Berkeley County had several goats, so they set out to see if Mr. Glover wanted an additional goat. Upon arrival at Mr. Glover's residence they found that no one was at home. Knowing that we could not take the goat back home, we led her to Mr. Glover's barn and simply left her there. Can you imagine the surprise when the Glovers returned home to find they had a new goat and no clues as to where she came from? Nothing was ever said to the Glovers and nothing was ever heard about the white nanny goat again.

Goats are quite amusing animals. My father (George E. Tabb) told me a story about the same white nanny goat mentioned above. It was the habit of the Tabb family at "Vinemont" when chopping wood for the cook stove, to throw it up against the side of the smoke house. In time, an immense pile of split fire wood grew that reached the lower edge of the smoke house roof. The roof of the smoke house was covered with wood shingles. Goats are known for their climbing abilities. Well "Nanny" was no exception to the rule. On several occasions she was seen on top of the smoke house roof standing on her two rear legs eating the tree leaves which grew over the smoke house.

As told by George E. Tabb to George E. Tabb, Jr. on 5 Jan 1987. George was born at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 8 November 1914. George graduated at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, in 1939. He married Dorothy Lenora Lytton at Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, on 27 October 1945. George died on 7 June 1996 at Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, at age 81. His body was interred on 10 June 1996 at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, at Edge Hill Cemetery.

Family

Dorothy Lenora Lytton b. 24 Sep 1919, d. 30 Sep 2006
Children

Catharine Stith

F, b. 1769, d. 9 August 1795
Last Edited23 Jul 1999
     Catharine was born at 'Rock Spring', Brunswick County, Virginia, in 1769.1 She married Robert Bolling IV at King George County, Virginia, on 4 October 1790.2 Catharine died on 9 August 1795.1 Her body was interred in August 1795 at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia, at Blandford Cemetery.1

Family

Robert Bolling IV b. 3 Mar 1759, d. 26 Jan 1839

Citations

  1. [S469] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers -- Biographical Card Files, Bolling, R, beginning with card 49 of 159 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/005/B0054, The Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219-8000.
  2. [S470] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers -- Biographical Card Files, Bolling, R, beginning with card 48 of 159 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/005/B0054, The Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219-8000.

Sally Washington

F, b. 1779, d. 2 October 1796
Last Edited23 Jul 1999
     Sally was born in 1779.1 She married Robert Bolling IV at King George County, Virginia, on 1 September 1796.2 Sally died on 2 October 1796.1 Her body was interred in October 1796 at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia, at Blandford Cemetery.1

Family

Robert Bolling IV b. 3 Mar 1759, d. 26 Jan 1839

Citations

  1. [S469] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers -- Biographical Card Files, Bolling, R, beginning with card 49 of 159 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/005/B0054, The Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219-8000.
  2. [S470] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers -- Biographical Card Files, Bolling, R, beginning with card 48 of 159 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/005/B0054, The Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219-8000.

Suzanne Rose Streff

F, b. 30 August 1951
FatherLaurence Nicholas Streff b. 30 Apr 1922
MotherPhyllis Elaine Lamb b. 1 Sep 1924, d. 21 Feb 2010
Last Edited27 May 2002
     Suzanne's occupation: Musician and Music Teacher at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia. She resided at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Suzanne was born at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on 30 August 1951. Suzanne graduated at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, in 1974. She married George Elliott Tabb Jr. at Pittsburgh, Allegheney County, Pennsylvania, on 19 October 1974. Suzanne was divorced from George Elliott Tabb Jr. at Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 28 June 1994.

Family

George Elliott Tabb Jr. b. 5 Dec 1949

Alsa Moore

M, b. 11 February 1815, d. 8 February 1901
FatherAlsa Moore b. c 1781, d. 31 May 1843
MotherFrances Tabb Cary b. c 1783, d. 1865
Last Edited14 Dec 1999
     Alsa was born at Athens, Georgia, on 11 February 1815. He married Sarah Anne Park at Athens, Georgia, on 7 February 1839. Alsa died on 8 February 1901 at Maysville, Georgia, at age 85.

Family

Sarah Anne Park b. 15 Jun 1820, d. 26 Feb 1912
Child

Richard Carroll Tabb

M, b. 8 February 1953
FatherGeorge Elliott Tabb b. 8 Nov 1914, d. 7 Jun 1996
MotherDorothy Lenora Lytton b. 24 Sep 1919, d. 30 Sep 2006
Last Edited5 Nov 2014
Sera, Jane, Dick and Emily Tabb with Dorothy L Tabb
     Richard Carroll Tabb was employed at Roanoke, Roanoke County, Virginia. He resided at Roanoke, Roanoke County, Virginia. Richard was born at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 8 February 1953. Richard graduated at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, in 1976. He married Jane Lynn Serafini at Jackson's Mill, Lewis County, West Virginia, on 27 August 1977.

Family

Jane Lynn Serafini b. 4 Jul 1955
Children

Jane Lynn Serafini

F, b. 4 July 1955
FatherRomey Joseph Serafini
MotherGenevieve Lee Dobbins b. 20 Jun 1918, d. 26 Sep 2013
Last Edited5 Nov 2014
     Jane's occupation: Nurse. She works as a nurse for the Veterans Administration. at Roanoke, Roanoke County, Virginia. She resided at Roanoke, Roanoke County, Virginia. Jane was born at Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, on 4 July 1955. Jane graduated at Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, in 1976. She married Richard Carroll Tabb at Jackson's Mill, Lewis County, West Virginia, on 27 August 1977.

Family

Richard Carroll Tabb b. 8 Feb 1953
Children

Sera Katharine Tabb

F, b. 16 June 1985
FatherRichard Carroll Tabb b. 8 Feb 1953
MotherJane Lynn Serafini b. 4 Jul 1955
Last Edited22 Oct 2014
Sera Katherine Tabb
     Sera was born at Salem, Roanoke County, Virginia, on 16 June 1985. She resided at Los Angeles, California, in October 2014.

Emily Marie Tabb

F, b. 20 May 1988
FatherRichard Carroll Tabb b. 8 Feb 1953
MotherJane Lynn Serafini b. 4 Jul 1955
Last Edited11 May 2017
Emily Marie Tabb and Adam
     Emily was born at Salem, Roanoke County, Virginia, on 20 May 1988. She resided at Richmond, Virginia, in October 2014. She married Adam Christopher Tremper on 13 May 2017 at Eagles Mere, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.

Family

Adam Christopher Tremper b. 15 Dec 1988

James Elliott Tabb

M, b. 12 October 1873, d. 31 December 1959
FatherElliott Creighton Tabb b. 23 Dec 1825, d. 31 Jan 1904
MotherEmily Miller Campbell b. 16 Nov 1835, d. 6 Oct 1908
Last Edited15 Aug 2013
James Elliott Tabb
     James Elliott Tabb was employed at Vinemont Farm, Jefferson County, West Virginia. My father, George Elliott Tabb, related the following story concerning my Grandfather, James Elliott Tabb.

My Grandfather was responsible for delivering a horse to his brother Lyle Campbell Tabb at Newport News, Virginia. He rode the horse from his home at Leetown, West Virginia, to Dranesville, Virginia, the first day. He spent the night there and the next day rode into Washington, D.C. where he loaded the horse on a boat bound for Newport News. He traveled with the horse on the over night boat trip and the next day delivered the horse to his brother.

We speculate that he returned by boat to Washington, and then caught the train from there back to Jefferson County, West Virginia.



Just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 1941, the U.S. Army proposed the construction of a large ammunition storage facility in Jefferson County, West Virginia. The facility would have covered the area from Middleway to Kearneysville to Shenandoah Junction and back to Middleway. It would have destroyed some of the most productive farm land in Jefferson County.

My Grandfather, James Elliott Tabb, served on the County Commission at that time. He and a delegation including Joe Warrenfeltz and other prominent men from Jefferson County decided to visit Senator Harry F. Byrd (of Virginia) in Washington, D.C., who was serving as Chairman of the Appropriations Committee at that time. Senator Byrd owned large orchards in Jefferson County which were not affected by the Army's proposal.

Senator Byrd graciously received the delegation and escorted them to the inner sanctum of the War Department to meet with Army officials on the mattter. Senator Byrd strongly supported the position of the delegation and shook his finger at one of the Generals present saying "You will not build that facility in Jefferson County because I will not appropriate funds for the construction."

Needless to say, the delegation was quite successful. The facility was built at Letterkenny Army Depot in nearby Pennsylvania. If the proposal had been made after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, no one would have questioned the need for the construction of this facility in Jefferson County.

The above stories were related by George Elliott Tabb to George Elliott Tabb, Jr. on 28 March 1990. James was born at 'Vinemont', Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 12 October 1873. He married Anna Lea Carter at Charles Town Presbyterian Church, Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 27 November 1912. James died on 31 December 1959 at Ranson, Jefferson County, West Virginia, at age 86. His body was interred on 2 January 1960 at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, at Edge Hill Cemetery.

Family

Anna Lea Carter b. 25 Jul 1882, d. 3 Oct 1955
Children

Anna Lea Carter

F, b. 25 July 1882, d. 3 October 1955
FatherGeorge Hammond Carter b. 13 Apr 1850, d. 25 Jan 1930
MotherEva Carroll Castleman b. 7 Nov 1855, d. 23 Apr 1923
Last Edited7 Jul 2017
Anna Lea Carter Tabb
     Anna's occupation: Nurse and Housewife at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Anna was born at 'Carter Hall', Stephens City, Virginia, on 25 July 1882. She married James Elliott Tabb at Charles Town Presbyterian Church, Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 27 November 1912. Anna died on 3 October 1955 at 'Vinemont', Jefferson County, West Virginia, at age 73. Her body was interred on 6 October 1955 at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, at Edge Hill Cemetery.

Family

James Elliott Tabb b. 12 Oct 1873, d. 31 Dec 1959
Children

James Carter Tabb

M, b. 29 November 1918, d. 21 October 1992
FatherJames Elliott Tabb b. 12 Oct 1873, d. 31 Dec 1959
MotherAnna Lea Carter b. 25 Jul 1882, d. 3 Oct 1955
Last Edited21 Feb 2015
Anne and Jim Tabb - September 1981
     Uncle Jim was a well known teacher and photographer in Jefferson County, West Virginia. James was born at 'Vinemont', Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 29 November 1918. He was graduated in 1940 at West Virginia University, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia; He graduated with a BS Degree in Education. He was employed in 1947 at Jefferson County Schools, Jefferson County, West Virginia. He was graduated in 1947 at West Virginia University, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia; He graduated with a Masters Degree in Education. He married Anne Elizabeth James at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 23 December 1950. James died on 21 October 1992 at Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, at age 73.1 His body was interred on 26 October 1992 at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, at Edge Hill Cemetery.

Family

Anne Elizabeth James b. 14 Sep 1928
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] He died of complications from a brain operation.

Lyle Campbell Tabb II

M, b. 18 February 1920, d. 15 January 1994
FatherJames Elliott Tabb b. 12 Oct 1873, d. 31 Dec 1959
MotherAnna Lea Carter b. 25 Jul 1882, d. 3 Oct 1955
Last Edited15 Aug 2013
Lyle Campbell Tabb II
     Lyle Campbell Tabb II was employed at Vinemont Farm, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Lyle was born at 'Vinemont', Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 18 February 1920. He married Virginia Burns Duff at Avon Bend Farm, Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 18 January 1946. Lyle died on 15 January 1994 at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at age 73.1 His body was interred on 19 January 1994 at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, at Edge Hill Cemetery.

Family

Virginia Burns Duff b. 17 Oct 1925, d. 1 May 2017
Children

Citations

  1. [S17] He died about 6:15 AM.

Virginia Burns Duff

F, b. 17 October 1925, d. 1 May 2017
FatherCharles Weber Duff b. 5 Jun 1890, d. 27 Apr 1963
MotherVirginia Louise Burns b. 30 Dec 1898, d. 27 May 1951
Last Edited2 May 2017
     Virginia's occupation: Housewife. at Vinemont Farm, Jefferson County, West Virginia. She resided at Leetown, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Virginia was born at Coraopolis, Allegheny County, Pennaylvania, on 17 October 1925. She married Lyle Campbell Tabb II at Avon Bend Farm, Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 18 January 1946. On 9 October 2015, the following story was related to me by Virginia Duff Tabb.

The gunshot hole in the hallway at Vinemont occurred when James E. Tabb thought he heard something during the middle of the night in the hallway. He got his gun and started down the stairs when the gun went off, the shot passing through a cherry drop leaf table and lodged in the wall of the hallway. We believe that Jim Tabb’s family ended up with the table. This incident happened shortly after Lyle and Virginia were married. Grandmother Tabb thought that Jim had shot himself and was quite upset about it. Virginia Burns Duff died on 1 May 2017 at Hospice of the Panhandle, Kearneysville, Jefferson County, West Virginia, at age 91. She was buried on 5 May 2017 at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia; She was cremated.

Family

Lyle Campbell Tabb II b. 18 Feb 1920, d. 15 Jan 1994
Children

Anne Elizabeth James

F, b. 14 September 1928
FatherWilliam Mckinley James b. 27 Dec 1897, d. 18 Jan 1991
MotherRuth Milburn Barfield d. 29 Mar 1977
Last Edited2 Apr 1997
     Anne's occupation: Housewife. at Jefferson County, West Virginia. She resided at Leetown, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Anne was born at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 14 September 1928. She married James Carter Tabb at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 23 December 1950.

Family

James Carter Tabb b. 29 Nov 1918, d. 21 Oct 1992
Children

Terry Carter Tabb

M, b. 10 December 1951
FatherJames Carter Tabb b. 29 Nov 1918, d. 21 Oct 1992
MotherAnne Elizabeth James b. 14 Sep 1928
Last Edited4 Aug 2013
Terry Carter Tabb
     Terry Carter Tabb was employed at Jefferson County, West Virginia. He resided at Leetown, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Terry was born at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 10 December 1951.

Darryl Lee Myers

M, b. 11 October 1955
FatherEarl Amos Myers
MotherGladys Louise Mongah
Last Edited18 Mar 1997
     He resided at Frederick County, Virginia. Darryl was born at Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, on 11 October 1955. He married Susan Anne Tabb at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 17 October 1981.

Family

Susan Anne Tabb b. 20 Oct 1954
Children

Susan Anne Tabb

F, b. 20 October 1954
FatherJames Carter Tabb b. 29 Nov 1918, d. 21 Oct 1992
MotherAnne Elizabeth James b. 14 Sep 1928
Last Edited26 Jul 2009
Darryl and Susan Myers
     Susan graduated at Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia. She was employed at Frederick County, Virginia. She resided at Frederick County, Virginia. Susan was born at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 20 October 1954. She married Darryl Lee Myers at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 17 October 1981.

Family

Darryl Lee Myers b. 11 Oct 1955
Children

Ryan James Myers

M, b. 12 May 1984
FatherDarryl Lee Myers b. 11 Oct 1955
MotherSusan Anne Tabb b. 20 Oct 1954
Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     He resided at Frederick County, Virginia. Ryan was born at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 12 May 1984.

Bonnie Jill Myers

F, b. 2 August 1986
FatherDarryl Lee Myers b. 11 Oct 1955
MotherSusan Anne Tabb b. 20 Oct 1954
Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     She resided at Frederick County, Virginia. Bonnie was born at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 2 August 1986.

Theodore Lee Knable

M, b. 4 September 1947
FatherCharles N. Knable
MotherMary Elizabeth Shover
Last Edited27 Jul 2014
     He resided at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Theodore was born at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, on 4 September 1947. He married Ruth Ellen Tabb at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 26 October 1985.

Family

Ruth Ellen Tabb b. 16 Feb 1957

Ruth Ellen Tabb

F, b. 16 February 1957
FatherJames Carter Tabb b. 29 Nov 1918, d. 21 Oct 1992
MotherAnne Elizabeth James b. 14 Sep 1928
Last Edited27 Jul 2014
     She resided at Greencastle, Pennsylvania. Ruth was born at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 16 February 1957. She married Theodore Lee Knable at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 26 October 1985.

Family

Theodore Lee Knable b. 4 Sep 1947

Franklin Woodrow Adams , Jr.

M, b. 5 February 1955
FatherFranklin Woodrow Adams
MotherJune Orndoff
Last Edited18 Mar 1997
     Franklin's occupation: Government Worker. He is employed by the Department of Agriculture at the Eastern Fruit Research Center. at Jefferson County, West Virginia. He resided at Jefferson County, West Virginia. Franklin was born at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 5 February 1955. He married Linda Kay Tabb at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 25 April 1987.

Family

Linda Kay Tabb b. 27 Jul 1959
Children

Linda Kay Tabb

F, b. 27 July 1959
FatherJames Carter Tabb b. 29 Nov 1918, d. 21 Oct 1992
MotherAnne Elizabeth James b. 14 Sep 1928
Last Edited13 Sep 2008
     Linda Kay Tabb was employed at Leetown, Jefferson County, West Virginia. She resided at Jefferson County, West Virginia. Linda was born at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 27 July 1959. She married Franklin Woodrow Adams , Jr. at Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, on 25 April 1987.

Family

Franklin Woodrow Adams , Jr. b. 5 Feb 1955
Children

Lyle Campbell Tabb III

M, b. 6 February 1947
FatherLyle Campbell Tabb II b. 18 Feb 1920, d. 15 Jan 1994
MotherVirginia Burns Duff b. 17 Oct 1925, d. 1 May 2017
Last Edited2 Jul 2017
Lyle Campbell Tabb III
     He resided at Leetown, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Lyle Campbell Tabb III was employed at Vinemont Farm, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Lyle was born at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 6 February 1947. He married Jane Louise Miller at Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland, on 26 July 1975. January 12, 1996

Are you game? Road kill gets new life on the compost heap

By Sau Chan / Associated Press

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Road kill: It's not just for dinner anymore.

Throw in some wood chips, chicken waste and dirt, and automobile-crushed critters can be composted into fertilizer or topsoil.

It is about to be done in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.

A "bio mass composter" -- a 60-by-15-foot wooden shed with a concrete floor -- will be built in rural Berkeley County. Inside, the waste ingredients will be layered to transform them into a nutrient-rich soil.

The $10,000 state project is suited to this area because of the poultry and logging industries nearby.

Decomposition takes 45 to 60 days, said Cam Tabb, a dairy farmer serving as a consultant on the road kill composting. He has been using dead cattle this way on his farm for three years.

As for the smell, there is none unless there is a problem, such as too much moisture, Tabb said.

Highway workers will use the compost to fertilize wildflowers and cover eroded spots. The state will save the cost of buying commercial fertilizer.

More than 8,500 deer and many other animals were killed in road accidents in West Virginia last year.

"Back in the old days ... someone would call the game warden who would take it and give it out to children's homes or orphanages," said Bob Amtower, a project supervisor and assistant district engineer with the state Division of Highways. But the agency doesn't give away road kill anymore.

"It's a real liability risk," Amtower said. "If a bunch of people get sick, you'd feel real bad."

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Family

Jane Louise Miller b. 13 Feb 1953
Children

Jane Louise Miller

F, b. 13 February 1953
FatherGeorge T. Miller
MotherHelen Jyne Hodgson b. 25 Jun 1925, d. 27 Sep 2015
Last Edited29 Jun 2017
Jane Louise Miller Tabb
     Jane's occupation: Housewife and County Commissioner. at Jefferson County, West Virginia. She resided at Leetown, Jefferson County, Virginia. Jane was born at Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, on 13 February 1953. She married Lyle Campbell Tabb III at Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland, on 26 July 1975.

Family

Lyle Campbell Tabb III b. 6 Feb 1947
Children

Lyle Campbell Tabb IV

M, b. 11 October 1976
FatherLyle Campbell Tabb III b. 6 Feb 1947
MotherJane Louise Miller b. 13 Feb 1953
Last Edited4 May 2016
Lyle Campbell Tabb IV
     He resided at Leetown, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Lyle was born at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 11 October 1976. He married Kiya Elizabeth Cauffman, daughter of William Cauffman and Kitty Ann Snyder, on 5 June 2010 at York Hill Farm, Shenandoah Junction, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Family

Kiya Elizabeth Cauffman b. 25 Jun 1985
Children

Amy Louise Tabb

F, b. 2 March 1979
FatherLyle Campbell Tabb III b. 6 Feb 1947
MotherJane Louise Miller b. 13 Feb 1953
Last Edited7 Nov 2014
Amy Louise Tabb
     Amy was born at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 2 March 1979. She married David Wright on 26 May 2007 at Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia. Amy Louise Tabb was graduated on 5 November 2014 at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana; Amy passed her oral examination at Purdue University for her PhD.

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David Wright
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