Thomas P. Duncan

M, b. 1823
Last Edited9 Jul 2017
     Thomas died. Thomas was born at Alabama in 1823.1 He married Susan Sarah Tabb at Coffeeville, Yalobusha County, Mississippi, on 25 July 1850.2,3

Family

Susan Sarah Tabb b. 30 Sep 1829, d. 1906
Children

Citations

  1. [S146] Yalobusha County in 1850, 1991, Chris B. Morgan, page 197.
  2. [S669] Source: Email from Dorothy Mullinax (e-mail address), dated 14 August 03. Her address is: 3308 Kindlewood Cres., Chesapeake, VA 23321 (757)483-2434.
  3. [S684] Source: A History of Chickasaw County Mississippi, by The Chickasaw County Historical and Genealogical Society, 1985, page 562.

Mary Perrin Savage

F, b. 4 April 1869, d. 20 November 1955
FatherCol. James Farrow Savage
MotherSusan (---?---)
Last Edited31 Jul 1999
     She married Braxton Harrison Tabb. Mary was born on 4 April 1869.1 Mary died on 20 November 1955 at Henrico County, Virginia, at age 86.1 Her body was interred on 22 November 1955 at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at Hollywood Cemetery. Sec. L, Lot 62..1

Family

Braxton Harrison Tabb b. 19 Jul 1869, d. 9 Nov 1933
Children

Citations

  1. [S600] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, K., Card 58 of 144 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0464).

Braxton Harrison Tabb , Jr.

M, b. 17 May 1910, d. 30 January 1990
FatherBraxton Harrison Tabb b. 19 Jul 1869, d. 9 Nov 1933
MotherMary Perrin Savage b. 4 Apr 1869, d. 20 Nov 1955
Last Edited13 Jul 2012
     Braxton graduated at Virginia Tech. Braxton's occupation: Mechanical Engineer.. Braxton was born at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 17 May 1910. He married Ellen Garnett Fauntleroy at St. Mark's Church, Richmond, Virginia, on 22 February 1941. Braxton died on 30 January 1990 at Alexandria, Virginia, at age 79. He was buried on 16 March 1990 at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.

Family

Ellen Garnett Fauntleroy b. 27 Jun 1907, d. 15 Feb 2003
Children

Col. James Farrow Savage

M
Last Edited31 Jul 1999
     Col. died. Col. was born. He married Susan (---?---).

Family

Susan (---?---)
Child

Susan (---?---)

F
Last Edited31 Jul 1999
     She married Col. James Farrow Savage. Susan died. Susan was born.

Family

Col. James Farrow Savage
Child

Horace LeFevre Tabb

M, b. 9 March 1887, d. 3 January 1949
FatherHorace Tabb b. 11 Feb 1853, d. 13 Mar 1930
MotherLillie McClean Withrow b. 19 Feb 1853, d. 21 Jun 1894
Last Edited22 Apr 2017
Horace LeFevre Tabb
     George, here is what I have on Horace Tabb that I didn't get from your posting.

Born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, Mar. 9, 1887 with no birth defects.

Mother died June 21, 1894.

1900 (June 1) census shows he & 3 sisters living with father in Martinsburg at 108 South Maple Avenue. (E.D. 16, sh. 21, l. 5).

1910 (Apr. 15) census shows no change in living arrangements. Sisters are Irene, 32, Mary Opie, 25, and Lillie M., 21.

1910 moves from Martinsburg to Portland, Oregon some time between April census and November/December enumeration for 1911 Portland City Directory (released 3/1/1911).

1911 Portland City Directory lists him as a stenographer for the Northern Pacific Railway Co. & living at the YMCA (newly opened in Nov. 1909; demolished May 1978).

1912 Portland City Directory lists him as a clerk, place unspecified, living in apartment at 1963 West Burnside Street (this building still stands).

1912 - by March 29, he had moved into the brand new Multnomah Hotel (still standing).

1912 - On the evening of March 29, he and four friends are out for a ride on Whitehouse Road near Oregon City, Oregon. One Henry E. "Jack" Roberts, a career criminal, waits in shrubbery for the first car with "young swells" to come by (this was a notorious same-sex lovers' lane). The car owned and driven by Bruce Stewart, 22, is the first to appear. His passengers include Donald Stewart (no relation), 20, Horace Tabb, 25, Irving Lupton, 21, and George Hastings, 22. Roberts jumps out of the bushes with a shotgun, but
those in the car apparently don't notice the gun and don't stop. Roberts
shoots at the car, wounding Irving Lupton in the arm and hitting George
Hastings in the head with the same bullet that hit Lupton. The car still
doesn't stop, so Roberts fires again, hitting Donald Stewart in the head.
Hastings and Stewart both die; Lupton survives. Bruce Stewart and Horace
Tabb are uninjured. A contemporary photograph of Horace Tabb appears with this story in the PORTLAND EVENING TELEGRAM.

1912 - June 13 to July 3 - "Jack" Roberts is tried for the murder of Donald
Stewart. Before and during the trial, information about the relationship of
Irving Lupton and George Hastings comes out; they are lovers. (The
information is given by Lupton himself). Both of the Stewarts and Tabb are
presumed to be Gay as well. Roberts is convicted and sentenced to hang.
Because of a statewide ballot measure to abolish the death penalty, his
sentence is stayed by Governor Oswald West until after the election.

1912 - October 15 - Horace Tabb registers to vote as a Democrat. (His voter
registration card is on microfilm at the Multnomah County Archives).

1912 - November 5 - The death penalty abolition measure is defeated 61%-39%. "Jack" Roberts is hanged in Salem on December 13.

1912 - November 15 - The PORTLAND NEWS breaks a story of a sex scandal involving the Portland YMCA and a circle of Portland men, some of them prominent. Horace Tabb is arrested within a few days. Another arrestee is attorney Edward McAllister, who had defended "Jack" Roberts in the summer murder trial. (Tabb's docket numbers are J.N. 52589 and 58801, both on microfilm at the Multnomah County Court House Records Center).

1913 - February - Attorney McAllister's trial is held. Horace Tabb is a
witness and is identified as a sexual partner of McAllister's. McAllister
is convicted.

1913 - May and November - The Oregon Supreme Court overturns all of the
convictions in the "Vice Clique" scandal, based on improperly admitted
evidence. Horace Tabb moves to Los Angeles some time this year.

1914 - In Los Angeles City Directory as a clerk; home, 1735 West 6th

1915 - clerk; home, 430 West 2nd

1916 - listed as "Howard L. Tabb"; no occupation given; home the same as
1915

1917 - the same as 1916

1918 - "Horace" Tabb; otherwise no change

1919 - No Los Angeles Directory was published this year.

1920 - California census lists him as "Howard L. Tabb", address the same,
occupation as salesman for oil industry and a student since 9/1/1919.

1921 - not listed in directory

1922 - clerk, home 847 Grand Avenue

1923 - no change from 1922

1924 - gone permanently from Los Angeles Directory

1930 - listed as survivor, but place of residence not listed, of father, in
Martinsburg newspaper obituary, March

1937 - Portland newspaper feature on "Jack" Roberts case from 25 years
earlier mentions that Tabb no longer lived in Portland, but gives no more
information on him.


Here is where his trail stops. As I said in my earlier message, I'm hoping
an obituary or death notice for his sister, Irene, from the 1948 BALTIMORE
SUN will state if he was living and where. The Martinsburg/Berkeley County
library looked in the local directory all the way through 1950 and didn't
find him. Horace Tabb is not listed in the Social Security Death Index,
which leads me to believe that he either never had a SS#, or he died before
1962, when the SSA began computerizing its records. (You will note that
there aren't very many pre-1962 deaths in the SSDI).

I am searching for his date and place of death. Any relatives in
Martinsburg who can help with that? Thanks for any assistance you can give.

George Painter

Source: E-mail from George Painter (george@khdmh.com) dated 1 June 1999. Horace was born at Berkeley County, West Virginia, on 9 March 1887.1 Horace died on 3 January 1949 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at age 61.2 He was cremated at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, on 6 January 1949.3

Citations

  1. [S996] Source: Birth Certificate.
  2. [S983] Source: Email from George Painter (e-mail address) dated 10 March 03.
  3. [S995] Source: Death Certificate.

John C. Tabb

M, b. 25 August 1851, d. 24 October 1858
FatherJohn Custis Parramore Tabb b. 4 May 1820, d. 18 Nov 1877
MotherMartha (Maria) Patterson Yeatman b. 14 Dec 1823, d. 22 Nov 1860
Last Edited28 Jul 1999
     John was born at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 25 August 1851.1 John died on 24 October 1858 at age 7.1 His body was interred on 25 October 1858 at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at Hollywood Cemetery. Section L, Lot 74..1

Citations

  1. [S545] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, A, Card 120 of 136 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0463).

Mary Perrin Tabb

F, b. August 1912, d. 8 June 1913
FatherBraxton Harrison Tabb b. 19 Jul 1869, d. 9 Nov 1933
MotherMary Perrin Savage b. 4 Apr 1869, d. 20 Nov 1955
Last Edited31 Jul 1999
     Mary was born in August 1912.1 Mary died on 8 June 1913 at Henrico County, Virginia.1 Her body was interred on 9 June 1913 at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at Hollywood Cemetery. Section L, Lot 70..2

Citations

  1. [S476] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, A, Card 11 of 136 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0463).
  2. [S601] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, K., Card 59 of 144 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0464).

Katherine White

F, b. 1890, d. 1968
Last Edited28 Jul 1999
     She married John Harrison Tabb.1 Katherine was born in 1890.2 Her body was interred on 4 January 1968 at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at Hollywood Cemetery. Section L, Lot 70..2 Katherine died in 1968.2

Family

John Harrison Tabb b. 20 Sep 1862, d. 13 Sep 1927

Citations

  1. [S546] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, A, Card 122 of 136 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0463).
  2. [S557] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, K, Card 2 of 144 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0464).

Susan D. Garnett

F, b. 25 November 1872, d. 29 August 1975
FatherDr. Jenifer Garnett b. 25 Jan 1842, d. 2 Dec 1885
MotherMariana Mayo Tabb b. 2 Jun 1842, d. 8 May 1888
Last Edited31 Jul 1999
     Susan was born at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 25 November 1872.1 She married Robert Cabell Tabb at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 27 November 1901.2 Susan died on 29 August 1975 at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at age 102.1 Her body was interred on 30 August 1975 at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at Hollywood Cemetery. Section 4, Lot 12..1

Family

Robert Cabell Tabb b. 6 Jan 1867, d. 22 Oct 1937

Citations

  1. [S630] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, K., Card 98 of 144 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0464).
  2. [S621] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, K., Card 90 of 144 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0464).

Daughter Tabb

F, b. July 1925, d. July 1925
FatherThomas Garnett Tabb b. 28 May 1875, d. 22 Dec 1952
MotherMarguerite Ashley Short b. 14 Mar 1889, d. 13 Aug 1972
Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     Her body was interred on 15 July 1925 at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at Hollywood Cemetery.1 Daughter died in July 1925 at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia. Daughter was born at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, in July 1925.

Citations

  1. [S146] Yalobusha County in 1850, 1991, Chris B. Morgan, page 197.

Robert Daniel Brown

M, b. 1735, d. 1800
Last Edited22 Aug 2015
     Robert was born at Culpepper, Culpepper County, Virginia, in 1735. He married Mary Tabb at Cumberland County, Virginia, on 5 February 1758. Robert died in 1800.

Family

Mary Tabb b. 19 Dec 1740, d. 1801
Children

Jean Clements

F, b. circa 1745, d. after 1807
FatherJohn Clements d. 1791
MotherFrances Booker
Last Edited25 Nov 2015
     Jean was born at Amelia County, Virginia, circa 1745.1 She married Edward Mallory Tabb at Amelia County, Virginia, on 22 December 1763.2,1 Jean died after 1807 at Waynesboro, Burke County, Georgia.1

Family

Edward Mallory Tabb b. 9 Sep 1742, d. c 1806
Children

Citations

  1. [S860] Source: Research by Jeanette P. Tabb, 5220 Valerie St., Bellaire, TX 77401 (e-mail address).
  2. [S410] Source: Amelia County, Virginia - Some Early Marriages. USGENWEB Archives.

George Walton

M, b. 1740
Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     George died. George was born at Cumberland County, Virginia, in 1740. He married Margaret Tabb at Cumberland County, Virginia, on 25 June 1759.

Family

Margaret Tabb b. 4 Apr 1744
Children

Jesse Merryman

M
Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     Jesse died. Jesse was born. He married Anne Tabb at Virginia circa 1761.

Family

Anne Tabb b. 6 Mar 1745
Child

Vincent Tabb

M, b. 1773, d. 29 November 1857
FatherLanghorne Tabb b. 22 Jan 1749, d. b 1830
MotherJudith Cox b. c 1750, d. c 1840
Last Edited5 Sep 2016
     Vincent's occupation: Businessman.. NOTE: VINCENT married 1798 and does not live in this household. There is proof that after his marriage he resided in Amelia County up until 1801 when he moved out to NC. It is very likely that EDWARD TABB marr. to JEAN CLEMENTS who married and lived in Amelia County moved south at this time also. For some reason EDWARD and JEAN went on eventually to Burke Co., GA where they made their fortune so to speak, whereas VINCENT and his father LANGHORNE stayed in NC until 1810-20 period before returning to Va. (VINCENT to Lynchburg, Va. and LANGHORNE to Norfolk-Portsmouth area. LANGHORNE left NC first with wife JUDITH COX, and dau. MARTHA who never married. 1810 Census LANGHORNE and JUDITH and one female age 16-26 are in Parish of Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Va. No slaves, neighbors on Census are James Davis, Bryan and Peter Cherry.

WILL OF VINCENT TABB LYNCHBURG, VA. 12 May 1856: I VINCENT TABB, do make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills made by me.

1. I direct all my debts to be paid.

2. I give one moiety of all my estate real and personal after the payment of debts, funeral expenses etc. to my beloved wife JUDITH S. TABB moiety I give to my granddaughter AUGUST M. WALKER.

3. I apoint CHARLES R. SLAUGHTER executor of my last will and testament given under my hand and seal this 12 day May 1856. VINCENT TABB Witnessed: THOMAS T. MOORMAN, WARREN GARMAWAY, SAMUEL D. WILLIAMSON.

In the Court of Hastings for the City of Lynchburg, Va. Jan Session 1858. This paper being filed 12 May 1856, supposing to be the last will and testament of VINCENT TABB, decd. was produced in Court and proved according to law. By the oaths of THOMAS T. MOORMAN and WARREN GARMAWAY two subscribing witnesses.. was ordered to be recorded as and for said last will and testament.

JAMES BENAGH Clerk. He was baptized at Cumberland County, Virginia, circa 1773. Religion:. Vincent was born at Cumberland County, Virginia, in 1773.1 He married Judith Hughes Daniel at Powhatan County, Virginia, on 16 August 1798.1 Vincent immigrated, circa 1801. Destination:.2 He married Judith Scott Rose at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 23 June 1841.1 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, circa 1850.3 Vincent died on 29 November 1857 at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia.1 He was buried after 29 November 1857 at Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg, Virginia.4 Vincent's will was probated at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, in 1858.

Family 1

Judith Hughes Daniel b. c 1772, d. 25 Feb 1840
Children

Family 2

Judith Scott Rose b. 17 Nov 1794, d. 22 Oct 1857

Citations

  1. [S666] Source: Research of Jeanette Probst Tabb, 5220 Valerie St., Bellaire, Texas 77401.
  2. [S148] From Powhatan Co., VA, to Rowan Co., NC, to Lynchburg, VA (1820).
  3. [S147] He was listed as being a brickmaker, age 77, dwelling 57, family 61.
  4. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Judith Hughes Daniel

F, b. circa 1772, d. 25 February 1840
Last Edited24 Sep 2016
     Judith's occupation: Homemaker.. Obituary in the LYNCHBURG VIRGINIAN 1840:

Another triumph of Divine Grace.

Departed this life, on the 25th day of February, 1840, MRS. JUDITH H. TABB, consort of VINCENT TABB, of this place, in 68th year of her age. MRS. TABB had been long the subject of affliction; nearly one half her life was spent in pain, but especially for the last three or four years she had been confined to her bed, unable to walk, or in any way to attend to the affairs of domestic life; yet she never murmured or complained in the least, that her lot was hard; on the contrary, she was always cheerful, always resigned, always happy. She possessed more than an ordinary share of intellect, and her mind was well stored with scripture; knowledge, and other writings on the subject of Trinity, hence she was always ready to bring out of the treasury which she had richly laid up in store, things new and old, she was always ready to comfort her very comforters. Her judgement was always clear upon moral and religious subjects, and her understanding was strong and vigorous to the last; her advice, which she was always ready to give to her young friends when they visited her, was safe; hence she was often consulted upon the subjects of experimental and practical godliness. She had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for fifty years, and frequently expressed her fears that the Church in her latter days was departing rapidly from primitive purity and simplicity. She was a great admirer of the founders of Methodism. She loved the Church dearer than her life; and although she was unable to go to the Church to hear preaching, she would often enquire of her fiends about the state of the Church, and if she heard that God had graciously poured out His spirit, and was reviving his work, the tear of joy would start from her eyes as she lay on her bed, and she would rejoice greatly in spirit. She had for many years prayed for her husband, that God would convert his soul, although he was very kind to her, and had the utmost confidence in her religion and integrity, and when he was brought into straits, would ask her advice, which he always regarded as safe; yet he never professed religion until the latter part of her life. This was a source of great comfort and consolation to her, that God had answered her prayers at last, in the conversion of him whom she always regarded as one of the kindest and best of husbands. The reader can very easily guess how such an individual died. The night previous to the morning that she made her exit from this, to the heavenly world, after slumbering for some time, she waked and saw her husband sitting by her bed side, as he was in the habit of doing for several weeks or months through the winter, always keeping up a good fire, not knowing of what hour she would depart; she knowing that he was much broken down by fatigue, insisted upon his going to bed and taking some rest, to which he at last consented. After he laid down, she begun to talk of all her surviving relations, among the rest, she named their only living son, and recommended him in the care and the notice of the husband and the father. She then told him that he knew her views in regard to her burial, that she wished no parade; she wanted every thing done in the plainest manner possible, she wished no carriages, no ostentation, and that wherever these things might cost, she wished him to make the estimate, and give the amount to the Missionary cause; after making these arrangements, they both fell into a little slumber, the husband having her hand in his, when of a sudden he awoke, and finding her hand seemed to be cold and motionless, he got up and lighted a candle, just in time to see her raptured soul depart to the paradise of God. Thus lived and died MRS. TABB, one of the best of women. Truly hers was a sanctified affliction, and worked out for her a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. The writer of this humble tribute to her memory, can say clearly, that there is nothing in this notice that is exaggerated, but that much more might be said, if he did not think that perhaps it is already too protracted for an obituary. Judith was born at Virginia circa 1772.1 She married Vincent Tabb at Powhatan County, Virginia, on 16 August 1798.2 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Rowan County, North Carolina, circa 1810. She was listed as a resident in the census report at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, circa 1820. Judith died on 25 February 1840 at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia.1 She was buried after 25 February 1840 at Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg, Virginia.3

Family

Vincent Tabb b. 1773, d. 29 Nov 1857
Children

Citations

  1. [S736] Source: John Lang Tabb 143 34th Avenue S., Jax Beach, FL 32250
    Phone 904-246-9004 (e-mail e-mail address). (Shows birth place as Alabama).
  2. [S666] Source: Research of Jeanette Probst Tabb, 5220 Valerie St., Bellaire, Texas 77401.
  3. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Phillip Tabb

M, b. 3 November 1855, d. 10 August 1856
FatherThomas M. Tabb b. 16 Jul 1820, d. 7 Sep 1886
MotherMaria Louisa Smith b. 9 Jan 1825, d. 9 Feb 1893
Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     Phillip was born at Gloucester, Gloucester County, Virginia, on 3 November 1855. Phillip died on 10 August 1856 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia. His body was interred in August 1856 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Martha Tabb

F, b. 1792, d. 11 November 1844
FatherLanghorne Tabb b. 22 Jan 1749, d. b 1830
MotherJudith Cox b. c 1750, d. c 1840
Last Edited18 Nov 2014
     Martha was born at Powhatan County, Virginia, in 1792. Martha died on 11 November 1844 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia. Her body was interred after 11 November 1844 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Maurice Langhorne Tabb

M, b. 10 June 1796, d. 29 April 1859
FatherLanghorne Tabb b. 22 Jan 1749, d. b 1830
MotherJudith Cox b. c 1750, d. c 1840
Last Edited7 Dec 2010
     Maurice's occupation: Businessman..1 NOTE: I am going to begin with M. L. Tabb Death Cert. and Will to set the stage for this man. JPT [Jeanette Probst Tabb of Bellaire, Texas] 10 Jan 1990.

DEATH CERTIFICATE OF MAURICE LANGHORN TABB. JR CITY OF PORTSMOUTH, VA. Year 1859: April 29 1859 Portsmouth, Va. Cancer of Stomach age 63 Parents: MAURICE TABB and JUDY b. Powhatan Co Va. Farmer etc.

      WILL OF MAURICE LANGHORNE TABB Norfolk County, State of Va. 1 March 1859:

      In the name of God Amen, I M.L.TABB, Sr. of the County and State aforesaid, being of sound mind and memory and desiring to make a suitable disposition of my little earthly possessions which I am blest with the same, I make and constitute this my last Will and Testament revoking all others.

      First: I give my Soul to God who gave it to me and in whom I trust for salvation through the merrit of Jesus Christ my redeemer and I desire my body to be decently interred in a plain Black coffin (not covered and I particularly request that there may be no badges of mourning used at my funeral and that none of my relatives wear any black for me as I think it high time that such outward show should be abolished.

      Secondly: I give to my very dutiful and attentive daughter SERENA V. TABB, the lot with its improvements on which I now reside on Court Street in the City of Portsmouth with all the household and kitchen furniture and all on said lot pertaining to housekeeping except what I shall herein after dispose of. I also give SERENA negro girl LUCY with her increase from this date. I also give SERENA two thousand ($2000) dollars of the money to be paid me by MRS. MARY ANN PARKER and the arrears of interest that may accrue up to my death, and I further direct that she take possession of the lot and negro immediately at my death and that she draw the interest semi-annually until she can get in possession of the principal. I give to my little infant VINCENT TABB three thousand five hundred dollars from my estate and I request that my executor will sell all the negores which may come to me from the estate of my beloved wife REBECCA R. TABB and with the money that I may get from the negros sold by S.B. TATEM and any other means from said estate to pay the amount I owe the estate of JAMES TATUM decd. and a note held by S. B. TATEM and with the balance remaining if there should be so much make up the legacy of VINCENT to five thousand dollars or what ever the amount may be under that and if there should be a surplus left after reaching that amount $5000, I will herein after appropriate it, I also give VINCENT the bedstead bed and furniture I now occupy, with my trunk and double barrel gun when he is large enough to use it.

      Thirdly, I direct that my executor will place at interest for the benefit of daughter ELIZA J. CHOATE two thousand dollars to be under his supervision as Trustee for her, the interest of which she is to receive yearly during her natural life and after her death to be equally divided amongst her children. I also lend my daughter ELIZA negro woman HARRIET during her natural life and at her death give her to her children upon this express condition that if my daughter ELIZA should be left a widow, then and in that event I give the aforesaid legacies to her to dispose of as she may see best, and I direct that she have possession of HARRIET immediately after my death.

      Fourthly, I give to my sons AUGUSTUS and MAURICE fifteen hundred dollars each the interest of which to be paid to them until the time arrives for the collection of the principal.

      Fifthly, I direct that my exectr. sell negro boy ABRAM (but not away unless his conduct require it) and also the land near TAYLORS CAMP GROUND, and upon this he may give a credit if necessary, the interest to be paid semi-annually and with the money for wood cut by J. G. WILLIAMS, and the surplus if any of the negros sold from my wife's estate, that he will pay all just debts if any and all the expenses of settling the estate, and I wish him to place in the Portsmouth Savings Fund Society one hundred dollars not to be removed unless the bank closes its business, and then to be placed in another Savings Bank, the interest if which to be paid at the end of each year in the cashier to the sexton of PUTTOCK CEMETARY upon his satisfying him that my lot is is good order, and then if any surplus should remain, I request him to divide it equally between ELIZA, AUGUSTUS, MAURICE and I also request if it is not received in my life that the three hundred dollars for which negro girl SARAH was sold and received by MR. JAMES TATEM and not returned be equally divided tween ELIZA, SERENA, AUGUSTUS, and MAURICE as that property came by their MOTHER. I mean that the sale of ABRAM and land to go in the funds with wood cut by WILLIAMS and the other surplus, to be used for the purpose named in that connection.

      Lastly, I appoint my friend ARTHUR EMMERSON, ESQ, Executor to this my last will and Testament and I also appoint him guardian to my son VINCENT TABB and I hereby authorize him to use any means within the limits of his estate to give him a good education and desire him to remain under the supervision of his sister SERENA and that his guardian pay her annually forty dollars a year during that continuance and if my daughter SERENA should continue to keep house that she be allowed one hundred and sixty a year for his board, and to be paid for anything and all necessary expenses out of his estate and if anything should take place to prevent MR.EMMERERSON from qualifying on the estate or becoming guardian to VINCENT, I hereby authorize my daughter SERENA to select a suitable person for the vacancy or vacancies. As witness my hand and seal the day and year first written. M. L. TABB, SR.

      MR. EMMERSON; If I should draw HARRY that now MR. NASH hires, I think it will be best not to sell him as he hires $150 a year and value more than 7 or $800 but set his value VINCENT. M. L. TABB

      At the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth held on the 9th day of May 1859. A writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of MAURICE L. TABB decd. together with the codicils to said will were produced in Court by ARTHUR EMMERSON, the executor therein named and there being no subscribing witnesses to the said Will and Codicils STEPHEN B TATUM and HERMAN MATTHEWS were sworn and severally deposed that they are well acquainted with the Testators hand writing and vicely believe the said writings and the names thereto subscribed to each of them to be wholly written by the Testators own hand. Whereupon the said writings are ordered to be recorded as the true last Will and Testament of the said M.L. TABB decd. And on the motion of ARTHUR EMMERSON the executor therein named who made oath thereto and together with JOHN EMMERSON and HOLT WILSON his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penally of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) with condition according to law which bond is ordered to be recorded. Certificate is granted the said ARTHUR EMMERSON for obtaining probate of the said Will in due form.
TESTE. ARTHUR EMMERSON Cl.


      DEED BOOK 61, P. 285 10 Sept. 1836 PORTSMOUTH, VA.
Between M. L. TABB and REBECCA R. TABB his wife of the County of Norfolk---to MRS. FRANCES RUDDER --tract of land $175.00 No Witnesses.
NOTE; M.L. and REBECCA had to have married before 1836 when this was written. JPT

      NOTE: There are three unexplained graves on the cemetery lot of M. L. TABB i.e. FLETCHER, GEORGE E., DEMONIA. I have assigned FLETCHER and GEORGE E. to M.L. TABB and REBECCA, but this is just guessing. DEMONIA died on the same day as DR. THOMAS J. TABB. If this is correct they could have been victims of yellow fever epidemic or an accident. 1855 was the year when hundreds died in Portsmouth of yellow fever. We do not know who DEMONIA TABB was, but since W. L. TABB and LOVEY had another daughter on 1830 Census I have assigned DEMONIA to them. I hope further research will shed some light on these mysteries. It is confusing!

DEATH REGISTER OF PORTSMOUTH, VA.

      REBECCA TABB died 15 Oct 1853, near Portsmouth, at the age of 39 years, cause of death not given, daughter of JOSEPH and SARAH TATEM. Death reported by M. L. TABB, consort.

      CEMETERY LOT OF M. L. TABB Oak Grove Cemetery (old PUTTOCK CEMETERY). The grave next to M. L. TABB is concrete slab (as is M. L.TABB's) and listed on slab is memorial to both of M. L. TABB'S wives LOVEY and REBECCA and also to the last children each woman give birth to. They did not appear to die in childbirth. This is most unusual and was probably done after M. L.Tabb's death, but on his instructions. I sense a lot of tension concerning M. L.'s second marriage between his oldest sons and second wife. It looks like M. L. tried to placate these sons by giving them land after his second marriage. Anyway, it is hard to believe that four people are in the grave next to M. L. TABB, but the tombstone is a memorial to four: LOVEY her infant son J. ADOLPHUS; REBECCA and her infant son J. Wesley. Most unusual!

(The information above was provided by Jeanette Probst Tabb.) He married Lovy Tatum. Maurice was born at Powhatan County, Virginia, on 10 June 1796.2,3 Maurice applied for a marriage license to wed Lovy Tatum at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, on 20 March 1817.4 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, circa 1820. He married Rebecca R. Tatum at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, before 1836.5 Maurice died on 29 April 1859 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, at age 62.6,7 His body was interred on 30 April 1859 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, at Oak Grove Cemetery.5 Maurice's will was probated at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, in May 1859.

Family 1

Rebecca R. Tatum b. c 1814, d. 10 Nov 1853
Children

Family 2

Lovy Tatum b. c 1799, d. 29 Aug 1829
Children

Citations

  1. [S834] Source: E-mail from Jeanette Probst Tabb (e-mail address) dated 10 September 2001.
  2. [S149] Tombstone information.
  3. [S691] Source: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/o/a/s/John-K-Oast/…
  4. [S278] Marriage bond issued on this date.
  5. [S736] Source: John Lang Tabb 143 34th Avenue S., Jax Beach, FL 32250
    Phone 904-246-9004 (e-mail e-mail address). (Shows birth place as Alabama).
  6. [S150] Death certificate shows cause of death at stomach cancer at age 63.
  7. [S692] http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/o/a/s/John-K-Oast/…

Lovy Tatum

F, b. circa 1799, d. 29 August 1829
Last Edited17 Apr 2015
     She married Maurice Langhorne Tabb. Lovy was born at Virginia circa 1799.1 Lovy applied for a marriage license to wed Maurice Langhorne Tabb at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, on 20 March 1817.2 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, circa 1820. Lovy died on 29 August 1829 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia.1 Her body was interred on 30 August 1829 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, at Oak Grove Cemetery.1

Family

Maurice Langhorne Tabb b. 10 Jun 1796, d. 29 Apr 1859
Children

Citations

  1. [S736] Source: John Lang Tabb 143 34th Avenue S., Jax Beach, FL 32250
    Phone 904-246-9004 (e-mail e-mail address). (Shows birth place as Alabama).
  2. [S278] Marriage bond issued on this date.

Rebecca R. Tatum

F, b. circa 1814, d. 10 November 1853
Last Edited17 Apr 2015
     Rebecca's occupation: Homemaker.. Rebecca was born at Virginia circa 1814.1 She married Maurice Langhorne Tabb at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, before 1836.1 Rebecca died on 10 November 1853 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia.2 Her body was interred after 10 November 1853 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, at Oak Grove Cemetery.1

Family

Maurice Langhorne Tabb b. 10 Jun 1796, d. 29 Apr 1859
Children

Citations

  1. [S736] Source: John Lang Tabb 143 34th Avenue S., Jax Beach, FL 32250
    Phone 904-246-9004 (e-mail e-mail address). (Shows birth place as Alabama).
  2. [S151] From cemetary information.

Edward S. Tabb

M, b. December 1817, d. 5 October 1843
FatherMaurice Langhorne Tabb b. 10 Jun 1796, d. 29 Apr 1859
MotherLovy Tatum b. c 1799, d. 29 Aug 1829
Last Edited14 Jan 2000
     Edward was born at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, in December 1817.1 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, circa 1820. He was listed as a resident in the census report at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, circa 1830. Edward died on 5 October 1843 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, at age 25.1 His body was interred on 6 October 1843 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, at Oak Grove Cemetery.2

Citations

  1. [S668] Source: Jeanette Probst Tabb, 5220 Valerie Street, Bellaire, Texas 77401.
  2. [S736] Source: John Lang Tabb 143 34th Avenue S., Jax Beach, FL 32250
    Phone 904-246-9004 (e-mail e-mail address). (Shows birth place as Alabama).

Thomas Jefferson Tabb

M, b. 17 October 1819, d. 11 April 1855
FatherMaurice Langhorne Tabb b. 10 Jun 1796, d. 29 Apr 1859
MotherLovy Tatum b. c 1799, d. 29 Aug 1829
Last Edited14 Jan 2000
     Thomas's occupation: Physician.. LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THOMAS JEFFERSON TABB found in his "valuable papers" in Camden Co., NC.

I, THOMAS J. TABB, of the County of Camden, in the state of North Carolina, do make and constitute this my last Will and Testament. After all my debts shall have been paid, I give and bequeath to the children of my sister ELIZA JANE CHOATE, all the property I possess or die possessed of. I do not deem it necessary to specify any thing but a life insurance policy which was assigned to JESSE D. SIKES, S. B. TATUM, AND J. C. CHOATE, as security for certain sums of money for which they had become liable and which they afterwards paid for me. When they and others to whom I am indebted shall have been paid out of the amount receiving therefrom and I desire that no just account shall be plead out of date. It is my wish and desire that the children of my sister above mentioned shall have the remainder. I appoint JAMES C. CHOATE, executor without security of this my last Will and Testament and strictly enjoin upon him not, under any circumstances, to permit a funeral sermon to be preached over my remains. 15 Feb 1854. Signed and delivered in our presence This THOMAS J. TABB

CAMDEN COUNTY COURT JUNE TERM 1855 (NORTH CAROLINA: A paper writing without subscribing witnesses, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of THOMAS J. TABB, decd. is exhibited for probate in open Court by JAMES C. CHOATE the Executor therein named and it is thereupon proved by the oath of ADISON P. CHERRY that the said will was found among the valuable papers of the said THOMAS J. TABB after his death; and it is further proved by the oath and examination of five competent and credible witnesses, to wit: ADISON CHERRY, MATCHET TAYLOR, JAMES N. OVERTON, ARCHIBALD CHERRY, DR. J. A. TAYLOR, that they are acquainted with the handwriting of the said THOMAS J. TABB having often seen him write and verily believe that the name of the said THOMAS J. TABB subscribed to the said will and the said will itself and every part thereof, are in the handwriting of the said THOMAS J. TABB. And is further proved by the evidence of the five last mentioned witnesses, that the said handwriting is generally known to the acquaintances of the said THOMAS J. TABB. It is therefore considered by the Court, that the said paper writing is the last Will and Testament of the said THOMAS J. TABB and the same is ordered to be recorded and filed. And at the same time, JAMES C. CHOATE appeared and qualified and bonded according to law as Executor therein named. TESTE; WM. A. DUKE, Clerk

STATE OF N. CAROLINA CAMDEN COUNTY : I, WM. A. DUKE, Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the County and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that the forgoing is a true copy of a certain paper writing proved to be the last Will and Testament of THOMAS J. TABB decd. bearing date the 15th of February 1854 and of the certificate of its Probate as is proved and filed in my office of which I am the keeper. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of office this the 12th day of June AD 1855.
TESTE WILLIAM A DUKE Clerk

NORTH CAROLINA CAMDEN COUNTY : I, ARCHIBALD CHERRY and Presiding Magistrate of the Court of Please and Quarter Sessions of the County and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that WM. A. DUKE whose name is signed to the foregoing Certificate, is now and was at the time of signing the same Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the County and State aforesaid and that his said attestation is in due form and by the proper officer and that full faith and credit are due to his official act as such. Given under my hand this 12th day of June 1855. ARCHIBALD CHERRY Clerk
At the Court held for Norfolk County the 18th day of June 1855, An authenticated Copy of the Last Will and Testament of THOMAS J. TABB, decd. was produced in Court and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of JAMES C. CHOATE the Executor therein named who made oath thereto entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of four thousand dollars with condition according to law which bond is ordered to be recorded without security agreeably to the directions of the will, the Court being satisfied that the personal Estate of the testator is more than sufficient to pay his debts. Certificates is granted the said JAMES C. CHOATE for obtaining a probate of the said Will in due form. TESTE ARTHUR EMMERSON Clerk. Thomas was born at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, on 17 October 1819.1 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Norfolk County, Virginia, circa 1830. Thomas died on 11 April 1855 at South Mills, Camden County, North Carolina, at age 35.1 His body was interred on 13 June 1855 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, at Oak Grove Cemetery.2 Thomas's will was probated at Camden County, North Carolina, in June 1855.

Citations

  1. [S668] Source: Jeanette Probst Tabb, 5220 Valerie Street, Bellaire, Texas 77401.
  2. [S736] Source: John Lang Tabb 143 34th Avenue S., Jax Beach, FL 32250
    Phone 904-246-9004 (e-mail e-mail address). (Shows birth place as Alabama).

Serena V. Tabb

F, b. 1824
FatherMaurice Langhorne Tabb b. 10 Jun 1796, d. 29 Apr 1859
MotherLovy Tatum b. c 1799, d. 29 Aug 1829
Last Edited3 Dec 2010
     Serena died. Serena was born at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, in 1824.1 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, circa 1850.2 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, circa 1860.3

Citations

  1. [S668] Source: Jeanette Probst Tabb, 5220 Valerie Street, Bellaire, Texas 77401.
  2. [S152] Single, age 26.
  3. [S153] Age 32, family 1309, page 80.

Maurice Langhorne Tabb , Jr.

M, b. 1829, d. after 1866
FatherMaurice Langhorne Tabb b. 10 Jun 1796, d. 29 Apr 1859
MotherLovy Tatum b. c 1799, d. 29 Aug 1829
Last Edited7 Dec 2010
     Maurice's occupation: Clerk. Maurice Langhorne Tabb, Jr. served as a Captain's clerk on board the CSS Beaufort, 1861-1862.

Source: Register of Officers of the Confederate States Navy 1861-1865, page 190, US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1931. Maurice was born at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, in 1829.1 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, circa 1830. He was listed as a resident in the census report at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, circa 1860.2 He married Mary Ann (---?---) at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia (?), circa 1864.1 Maurice died after 1866.1

Citations

  1. [S668] Source: Jeanette Probst Tabb, 5220 Valerie Street, Bellaire, Texas 77401.
  2. [S154] Family 1309, Page 80.

Eliza Jane Tabb

F, b. 1823
FatherMaurice Langhorne Tabb b. 10 Jun 1796, d. 29 Apr 1859
MotherLovy Tatum b. c 1799, d. 29 Aug 1829
Last Edited7 Nov 1999
     Eliza died. Eliza was born at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, in 1823.1 She married James Cann Choate at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, on 11 December 1845.2 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, circa 1850.3 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, circa 1860.4

Family

James Cann Choate b. c 1825
Children

Citations

  1. [S668] Source: Jeanette Probst Tabb, 5220 Valerie Street, Bellaire, Texas 77401.
  2. [S673] Source: Research Vickie Pearson, 811 Green Valley C.W., Burleson, Texas 76028.
  3. [S155] Family 265, page 269.
  4. [S156] Family 442, page 616.

Demonia Tabb

F, b. 1820, d. 1855
FatherMaurice Langhorne Tabb b. 10 Jun 1796, d. 29 Apr 1859
MotherLovy Tatum b. c 1799, d. 29 Aug 1829
Last Edited7 Nov 1999
     Demonia was born at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, in 1820.1 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, circa 1830. Demonia died in 1855 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S668] Source: Jeanette Probst Tabb, 5220 Valerie Street, Bellaire, Texas 77401.

Augustus M. Tabb

M, b. 1826
FatherMaurice Langhorne Tabb b. 10 Jun 1796, d. 29 Apr 1859
MotherLovy Tatum b. c 1799, d. 29 Aug 1829
Last Edited27 Dec 1999
     Augustus was born at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, in 1826.1

Citations

  1. [S668] Source: Jeanette Probst Tabb, 5220 Valerie Street, Bellaire, Texas 77401.

Vincent C. Tabb

M, b. 1850, d. 21 May 1900
FatherMaurice Langhorne Tabb b. 10 Jun 1796, d. 29 Apr 1859
MotherRebecca R. Tatum b. c 1814, d. 10 Nov 1853
Last Edited18 Sep 2011
     Vincent's occupation: Businessman.. Vincent was born at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, in 1850.1 He married Ella Parthenia (Penie) Hill at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, circa 1880.2 He married Jane (---?---) at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, circa 1892.2 Vincent died on 21 May 1900 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia.3,1 His body was interred after 21 May 1900 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, at Oak Grove Cemetery.4

Family 1

Ella Parthenia (Penie) Hill b. 20 Jul 1858, d. 28 Jan 1890
Child

Family 2

Jane (---?---)
Child

Citations

  1. [S668] Source: Jeanette Probst Tabb, 5220 Valerie Street, Bellaire, Texas 77401.
  2. [S673] Source: Research Vickie Pearson, 811 Green Valley C.W., Burleson, Texas 76028.
  3. [S157] From cemetery information.
  4. [S736] Source: John Lang Tabb 143 34th Avenue S., Jax Beach, FL 32250
    Phone 904-246-9004 (e-mail e-mail address). (Shows birth place as Alabama).