Mary Tabb

F, b. 20 March 1854, d. 5 June 1854
FatherThomas M. Tabb b. 16 Jul 1820, d. 7 Sep 1886
MotherMaria Louisa Smith b. 9 Jan 1825, d. 9 Feb 1893
Last Edited15 Nov 2016
     Mary was born at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, on 20 March 1854.1 Mary died on 5 June 1854 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia.1 Her body was interred after 5 June 1854 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, at Oak Grove Cemetery.1

Clarina (Rena) Lacrosse Barnes1,2

F, b. circa 1857
Last Edited13 Oct 2019
     Clarina died. Clarina was born circa 1857.3 She married Moss William Tabb on 24 May 1877.4

Family

Moss William Tabb b. 27 Mar 1851, d. 28 Oct 1921
Children

Citations

  1. [S397] Source: The Sinclair Family of Virginia, Descendants of Henry Sinclair Born in Aberdeen, Scotland. Compiled by Jefferson Sinclair Selden, Jr.
  2. [S1136] Source: Email message from Debbie Cubbedge (e-mail address) dated 09 November 04.
  3. [S406] Source: William & Mary College Quarterly, Vol XIII, 1904-1905, page 128.
  4. [S253] They had several children.
  5. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Frances Hughes Tabb

F, b. 17 August 1857, d. 11 October 1896
FatherThomas M. Tabb b. 16 Jul 1820, d. 7 Sep 1886
MotherMaria Louisa Smith b. 9 Jan 1825, d. 9 Feb 1893
Last Edited15 Jul 2018
     Frances was born at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, on 17 August 1857.1 She married William Cary Williams on 12 May 1883.2 Frances died on 11 October 1896 at age 39.1 Her body was interred after 11 October 1896 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, at Oak Grove Cemetery.1

Family

William Cary Williams b. 24 Dec 1854, d. 19 Apr 1892
Children

Citations

  1. [S744] Page 28.
  2. [S406] Source: William & Mary College Quarterly, Vol XIII, 1904-1905, page 128.
  3. [S1136] Source: Email message from Debbie Cubbedge (e-mail address) dated 09 November 04.

William Cary Williams

M, b. 24 December 1854, d. 19 April 1892
Last Edited15 Jul 2018
     William was born on 24 December 1854.1 He married Frances Hughes Tabb on 12 May 1883.2 His body was interred in April 1892 at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, at Oak Grove Cemetery.1 William died on 19 April 1892 at age 37.1

Family

Frances Hughes Tabb b. 17 Aug 1857, d. 11 Oct 1896
Children

Citations

  1. [S744] Page 28.
  2. [S406] Source: William & Mary College Quarterly, Vol XIII, 1904-1905, page 128.
  3. [S1136] Source: Email message from Debbie Cubbedge (e-mail address) dated 09 November 04.

Robert Henry Armistead

M, b. 1802
FatherRobert Armistead d. Mar 1810
MotherPriscilla Tabb b. 16 Jan 1768, d. 5 Dec 1825
Last Edited12 Nov 2013
     Robert died.1 Robert was born in 1802.

Citations

  1. [S31] He died as an infant.

Anna Tabb

F
FatherThomas Tabb , Jr. b. 18 Dec 1730, d. 1759
Mother(---?---) (---?---)
Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     Anna died. Anna was born. She married John Nash III at Lunenburg County, Virginia, on 1 November 1780.

John Nash III

M
Last Edited2 Apr 1997
     John died. John was born at Pembroke, Prince Edward County, Virginia. He married Anna Tabb at Lunenburg County, Virginia, on 1 November 1780.

John Tabb

M, d. 1743
FatherJohn Thomas Tabb b. b 12 Nov 1676, d. 1739
MotherMartha Purefoy Hand b. 1676, d. 1739
Last Edited18 Nov 2001
     John was born at Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia.1 He married Mary Ann Allaman. John died in 1743.

Citations

  1. [S867] Source: Margie Wellwood (D e-mail address) in an e-mail dated 17 November 2001.

Mary Ann Allaman

F, d. 1742
Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     She married John Tabb. Mary was born. Mary died in 1742.

Family

John Tabb d. 1743
Children

Edward Tabb

M, b. 3 February 1719, d. 29 January 1782
FatherJohn Thomas Tabb b. b 12 Nov 1676, d. 1739
MotherMartha Purefoy Hand b. 1676, d. 1739
Last Edited31 Oct 2001
     Edward was born at 'Seaford', Gloucester County, Virginia, on 3 February 1719.1,2,3 He married Lucy Todd on 11 November 1749.1,2,3 His body was interred in January 1782 at Gloucester County, Virginia, at Ware Church. Edward died on 29 January 1782 at "Toddsbury", Gloucester County, Virginia, at age 62.1,2,3

Family

Lucy Todd b. 20 Nov 1721, d. 18 Feb 1794
Children

Citations

  1. [S415] Source: The Todd Family. This is a document housed in the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, VA , document number Mss/Sm 56Sa142-149.
  2. [S423] Source: This is an exact copy of Patterson Smiths papers loaned by Edward Dabney Septermber 15, 1892, and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86, (stated as copied from the Old Toddsbury Bible).
  3. [S488] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, A, Card 28 of 136 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0463).

Lucy Todd

F, b. 20 November 1721, d. 18 February 1794
FatherChristopher Todd b. 2 Apr 1690, d. 26 Mar 1743
MotherElizabeth Mason b. 25 Apr 1701, d. 10 Nov 1764
Last Edited17 Mar 1999
     Lucy was born at "Toddsbury", Gloucester County, Virginia, on 20 November 1721.1,2,3 She married Edward Tabb on 11 November 1749.1,2,4 Her body was interred in February 1794 at Gloucester County, Virginia, at Ware Church. Lucy died on 18 February 1794 at "Toddsbury", Gloucester County, Virginia, at age 72.1,2

Family

Edward Tabb b. 3 Feb 1719, d. 29 Jan 1782
Children

Citations

  1. [S415] Source: The Todd Family. This is a document housed in the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, VA , document number Mss/Sm 56Sa142-149.
  2. [S423] Source: This is an exact copy of Patterson Smiths papers loaned by Edward Dabney Septermber 15, 1892, and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86, (stated as copied from the Old Toddsbury Bible).
  3. [S560] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, K, Card 7 of 144 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0464).
  4. [S488] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, A, Card 28 of 136 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0463).

Col. Thomas Tabb

M, b. 3 February 1719, d. 27 November 1769
FatherJohn Thomas Tabb b. b 12 Nov 1676, d. 1739
MotherMartha Purefoy Hand b. 1676, d. 1739
Last Edited4 Mar 2015
Haw Branch Plantation
     Thomas Tabb came to Amelia County from Gloucester County and was living in Amelia County when the county was created from Prince George County. He resided at "Clay Hill," in Amelia County, Virginia.

Thomas was called the richest merchant in Virginia and was a member of the firm Rumbold, Walker and Tabb. This company handled tobacco on consignment, imported slaves, built and chartered ships, and carried on an extensive trade with England. He had a number of stores west and southwest of Amelia.

At various times, Thomas Tabb was Justice and Sheriff of Amelia County and was the county's representative in the Virginia House of Burgesses at Williamsburg for a number of years. He rose to the rank of Colonel in the Militia, and in 1758, he was appointed one of the Commissioners for Amelia and Prince Edward Counties to examine, state and settle accounts of provisions, and to pay off militia and damages done to the Colony's inhabitants by the Cherokee and Catawaba Indians.

Virginia had no banks at this time because the Crown and Colonial Assemblies forbade it. When opposition appeared to wane, formation of the Virginia James River Bank got underway, and plans progressed to the point that Colonel Tabb brought metal plates to Virginia for notes that the bank would use. King George II refused permission. All was not in vane, however, for in 1773 counterfeit English notes began to be circulated, and the Assembly approved the use of the Virginia James River Bank notes that Tabb had obtained, after the denomination had been filled in by hand on each note's face, and the back had been printed; there was a provision, however, that the notes were to be replaced by June 1774, by other notes on English paper. Then, in 1775, the notes were used again because of a paper shortage.

Thomas Tabb died on November 27, 1769, at his Amelia County home "Clay Hill" after several years' struggle with a heart condition called dropsy in those days. He was buried in the Tabb family graveyard at his home. His obituary in a Williamsburg newspaper said, "Few, if any, Virginians traded so extensively as he did; none with better credit for character, and by his death the colony hath lost one of its most useful members.

Most of the above information came from Historical Notes on Amelia County, Virginia, published by the Amelia County Historical Society. He married Elizabeth Marianna Mayo.1 Col. was born on 3 February 1719. He married Rebecca Booker at Amelia County, Virginia, on 10 April 1736.2 Col. died on 27 November 1769 at 'Clay Hill', Amelia County, Virginia, at age 50.1,3 He was buried after 27 November 1769 at Tabb Cemetery, Haw Branch, Amelia County, Virginia.4

Family 2

Rebecca Booker b. 1710, d. 27 Nov 1769
Children

Citations

  1. [S402] Source: William & Mary College Quarterly, Vol XIII, 1904-1905, page 126.
  2. [S618] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, K., Card 84 of 144 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0464).
  3. [S637] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, K., Card 110 of 144 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0464).
  4. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Elizabeth Marianna Mayo

F
FatherJoseph Mayo
MotherAnn (---?---)
Last Edited2 Nov 2015
     She married Col. Thomas Tabb.1 Elizabeth Marianna Mayo was buried at Tabb Cemetery, Haw Branch, Amelia County, Virginia; From the research of Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey gathered from newspaper obituaries and family letters, Elizabeth Mayo Tabb, the second wife of Col. Thomas Tabb, is known to be buried in this cemetery which is located on the property of Clay Hill Plantation, not Haw Branch Plantation. This cemetery is located on private property. There are only 2 graves marked with carved stones. This grave is not marked.2 Elizabeth was born. Elizabeth died.

Family

Col. Thomas Tabb b. 3 Feb 1719, d. 27 Nov 1769
Child

Citations

  1. [S402] Source: William & Mary College Quarterly, Vol XIII, 1904-1905, page 126.
  2. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Rebecca Booker

F, b. 1710, d. 27 November 1769
Last Edited4 Mar 2015
     Rebecca was born at Gloucester County, Virginia, in 1710.1,2 She married Col. Thomas Tabb at Amelia County, Virginia, on 10 April 1736.1 Rebecca died on 27 November 1769. She was buried after 27 November 1769 at Tabb Cemetery, Haw Branch, Amelia County, Virginia.2

Family

Col. Thomas Tabb b. 3 Feb 1719, d. 27 Nov 1769
Children

Citations

  1. [S618] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, K., Card 84 of 144 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0464).
  2. [S1088] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Philip Tabb

M, b. 6 November 1750, d. 25 February 1822
FatherEdward Tabb b. 3 Feb 1719, d. 29 Jan 1782
MotherLucy Todd b. 20 Nov 1721, d. 18 Feb 1794
Last Edited7 Dec 2010
     Philip Tabb inhereted "Toddsbury" from his maternal Uncle Christopher Todd. Philip Tabb served as a lieutenant in the Revolution.

The following letter was furnished to me by C. T. Field, Jr. of Gloucester, Virginia, in November 1993. It comes from the William Patterson Smith papers at the Duke University Library and shows that the Revolution did not quite end at Yorktown in 1781. The letter was written to Col. John Page of Roswell.

Sir North River 9th Dec 1782

I am informed by Lieut. Hudgins that six British Barges cont. about 300 men came yesterday into the thorough fare between Gwyns Island and the mainland at the house of Rich. Brooks who they robbed and from there marched about a mile to Mr Laines. This poor gent. they left destitute of every thing but his house and land taking all his slaves, household goods and wearing appearal. Mr. Hudgins collected about 30 men with which he fired on a Barge that was moving up Sluts Creek. He instantly returned to the rest in the Haven and the whole of them now lie at the lower end of Gwyns Island. I have now to inform that out men have not a round of ammunition left and in this situation we are now exposed to the ravages of perhaps the vilest wretches ever collected in such numbers. Ammunition is all we want to keep them at bay. If that cannot be had we must expect to suffer more from this miserable crew than we have done since the commencement of the War. I wait impatiently to know whether we can be enabled to oppose these Bandits and am in the interim with respect, Sir.

Your most ob. Hble. Svt.

Philip Tabb

Mr. Hudgins is informed these Barges had an engagement five days since with those from Maryland that the Commadore of the Sallie unfortunately blew up. The rest returned to Cheriton on the eastern shore. Philip was born at "Toddsbury", Gloucester County, Virginia, on 6 November 1750.1,2,3,4 He married Mary Mason Wythe at "Toddsbury", Gloucester County, Virginia, on 7 December 1780.3,5 His body was interred in February 1822 at Gloucester County, Virginia, at Ware Church. Philip died on 25 February 1822 at Gloucester County, Virginia, at age 71.1,6,2,4

Family

Mary Mason Wythe b. 7 Sep 1751, d. 22 Sep 1814
Children

Citations

  1. [S415] Source: The Todd Family. This is a document housed in the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, VA , document number Mss/Sm 56Sa142-149.
  2. [S422] Source: Record written by John Henry Tabb and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86.
  3. [S423] Source: This is an exact copy of Patterson Smiths papers loaned by Edward Dabney Septermber 15, 1892, and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86, (stated as copied from the Old Toddsbury Bible).
  4. [S611] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, K., Card 73 of 144 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0464).
  5. [S598] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Booth, Card 111 of 184 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/005/B0058).
  6. [S420] Source: Death Notices From Richmond, Virginia Newspapers 1821-1840, The Virginia Genealogical Society, Special Publication Number 9.

Mary Mason Wythe

F, b. 7 September 1751, d. 22 September 1814
FatherNathaniel Wythe
MotherElizabeth Todd
Last Edited12 Jul 2021
Mary Mason Wythe
     She married George Booth. Mary was born on 7 September 1751.1,2 She married Philip Tabb at "Toddsbury", Gloucester County, Virginia, on 7 December 1780.1,2 Mary died on 22 September 1814 at Gloucester County, Virginia, at age 63.1,2 Her body was interred after 22 September 1814 at Gloucester County, Virginia, at Ware Church.2

Family 1

George Booth

Family 2

Philip Tabb b. 6 Nov 1750, d. 25 Feb 1822
Children

Citations

  1. [S423] Source: This is an exact copy of Patterson Smiths papers loaned by Edward Dabney Septermber 15, 1892, and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86, (stated as copied from the Old Toddsbury Bible).
  2. [S598] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Booth, Card 111 of 184 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/005/B0058).

Lucy Tabb

F, b. 25 March 1753, d. 14 January 1824
FatherEdward Tabb b. 3 Feb 1719, d. 29 Jan 1782
MotherLucy Todd b. 20 Nov 1721, d. 18 Feb 1794
Last Edited7 Dec 2010
     Mrs. Lucy Cary, the widow of Dudley Cary, of Gloucester, Va., was among the earleiest settlers of Athens [, Georgia]. She was such a lady as we may suppose Mary Washington to have been. She knew General Washington and his wife well as well as most other distinguished Virginians in her young days. Her manners were formed from the best models of Virginia society - gentle, courteous, dignified, cheerful - as kind to one of her slaves as to a white person of the same age; and the result was that her slaves not only loved and respected her but prided themselves in belonging to an old Virginia family.

      Source: Annals of Athens, Georgia, 1801-1901, by Augustus Longstreet Hull, printed in 1906, Copyright 1978, Mary B. Warren, Heritage Papers, Danielsville, Georgia. Lucy was born at "Toddsbury", Gloucester County, Virginia, on 25 March 1753.1,2 She married Dudley Cary at Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia, on 11 November 1775.3,2 Lucy died on 14 January 1824 at Athens, Georgia, at age 70.4 Her body was interred in January 1824 at Athens, Georgia, at Oconnee Hills Cemetery.5

Family

Dudley Cary b. c 1756, d. 24 Jan 1804
Children

Citations

  1. [S415] Source: The Todd Family. This is a document housed in the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, VA , document number Mss/Sm 56Sa142-149.
  2. [S423] Source: This is an exact copy of Patterson Smiths papers loaned by Edward Dabney Septermber 15, 1892, and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86, (stated as copied from the Old Toddsbury Bible).
  3. [S336] Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Series 1, Vol. 13, No. 3, page 98.
  4. [S678] Source: Chart provided by Rosa Thornley, 9280 N. 11600 W., Tremonton, UT 84337 (e-mail address) during December 1999.
  5. [S459] Source: E-mail from Rosa Thornley (e-mail address) dated 22 July 1999 to George E. Tabb, Jr.

Dudley Cary

M, b. circa 1756, d. 24 January 1804
Last Edited14 Dec 1999
     Dudley was born at Virginia circa 1756. He married Lucy Tabb at Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia, on 11 November 1775.1,2 Dudley died on 24 January 1804 at Clarke County, Georgia.

Family

Lucy Tabb b. 25 Mar 1753, d. 14 Jan 1824
Children

Citations

  1. [S336] Source: William and Mary Quarterly, Series 1, Vol. 13, No. 3, page 98.
  2. [S423] Source: This is an exact copy of Patterson Smiths papers loaned by Edward Dabney Septermber 15, 1892, and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86, (stated as copied from the Old Toddsbury Bible).

Thomas Tabb

M, b. 26 September 1755, d. 20 July 1818
FatherEdward Tabb b. 3 Feb 1719, d. 29 Jan 1782
MotherLucy Todd b. 20 Nov 1721, d. 18 Feb 1794
Last Edited31 Jul 1999
     Thomas was born at "Toddsbury", Gloucester County, Virginia, on 26 September 1755.1,2 He married Elizabeth Harmonson Teackle at Northampton County, Virginia, on 27 December 1790.3 Thomas died on 20 July 1818 at "Seaford", Mathews County, Virginia, at age 62.2

Family

Elizabeth Harmonson Teackle b. 29 Nov 1775, d. 3 Dec 1824
Children

Citations

  1. [S423] Source: This is an exact copy of Patterson Smiths papers loaned by Edward Dabney Septermber 15, 1892, and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86, (stated as copied from the Old Toddsbury Bible).
  2. [S634] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, K., Card 104 of 144 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0464).
  3. [S489] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, A, Card 29 of 136 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0463).

Elizabeth Harmonson Teackle

F, b. 29 November 1775, d. 3 December 1824
FatherCaleb Teackle
MotherElizabeth Curtis
Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     Elizabeth was born on 29 November 1775. She married Thomas Tabb at Northampton County, Virginia, on 27 December 1790.1 Elizabeth died on 3 December 1824 at 'Seaford', Gloucester County, Virginia, at age 49.

Family

Thomas Tabb b. 26 Sep 1755, d. 20 Jul 1818
Children

Citations

  1. [S489] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, A, Card 29 of 136 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0463).

Martha Tabb

F, b. 21 October 1757, d. 16 September 1821
FatherEdward Tabb b. 3 Feb 1719, d. 29 Jan 1782
MotherLucy Todd b. 20 Nov 1721, d. 18 Feb 1794
Last Edited24 May 2016
     Martha was born at "Toddsbury", Gloucester County, Virginia, on 21 October 1757.1,2,3 She married Rev. Armistead Smith on 13 January 1780.2,3,4 Martha died on 16 September 1821 at Bellvue, Gloucester County, Virginia, at age 63.2 Her body was interred after 16 September 1821 at Gloucester County, Virginia, at Ware Church.

Family

Rev. Armistead Smith b. 3 Dec 1756, d. 12 Sep 1817
Children

Citations

  1. [S415] Source: The Todd Family. This is a document housed in the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, VA , document number Mss/Sm 56Sa142-149.
  2. [S422] Source: Record written by John Henry Tabb and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86.
  3. [S423] Source: This is an exact copy of Patterson Smiths papers loaned by Edward Dabney Septermber 15, 1892, and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86, (stated as copied from the Old Toddsbury Bible).
  4. [S489] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, A, Card 29 of 136 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0463).

Rev. Armistead Smith

M, b. 3 December 1756, d. 12 September 1817
Last Edited31 Oct 2001
     Rev.'s occupation: Minister.. He was the founder of Phi Beta Kappa Society at William and Mary College. Source: The Descendants of Stephen Field of King and Queen County, Virginia 1721 by Alex L. Wiatt, page 24. Rev. was born on 3 December 1756. He married Martha Tabb on 13 January 1780.1,2,3 Rev. died on 12 September 1817 at "Toddsbury", Gloucester County, Virginia, at age 60.1 His body was interred in September 1817 at Gloucester County, Virginia, at Ware Church.

Family

Martha Tabb b. 21 Oct 1757, d. 16 Sep 1821
Children

Citations

  1. [S422] Source: Record written by John Henry Tabb and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86.
  2. [S423] Source: This is an exact copy of Patterson Smiths papers loaned by Edward Dabney Septermber 15, 1892, and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86, (stated as copied from the Old Toddsbury Bible).
  3. [S489] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, A, Card 29 of 136 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0463).

Elizabeth Smith Tabb

F, b. 31 July 1760, d. 14 November 1824
FatherEdward Tabb b. 3 Feb 1719, d. 29 Jan 1782
MotherLucy Todd b. 20 Nov 1721, d. 18 Feb 1794
Last Edited17 Mar 1999
     Elizabeth was born at "Toddsbury", Gloucester County, Virginia, on 31 July 1760.1,2 She married John Patterson on 3 December 1791.1,2 Elizabeth died on 14 November 1824 at 'Poplar Grove', Mathews County, Virginia, at age 64.1

Family

John Patterson b. 2 Jul 1760, d. 1 Aug 1824
Children

Citations

  1. [S415] Source: The Todd Family. This is a document housed in the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, VA , document number Mss/Sm 56Sa142-149.
  2. [S423] Source: This is an exact copy of Patterson Smiths papers loaned by Edward Dabney Septermber 15, 1892, and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86, (stated as copied from the Old Toddsbury Bible).

John Patterson

M, b. 2 July 1760, d. 1 August 1824
Last Edited18 Jun 2015
     John Patterson was the son of William Patterson and _______ Akers. They brought him to this country at an early age, and both died of an epidemic (yellow fever) in Norfolk, Virginia, leaving two sons, John and William. John was only fifteen years of age when he ran away from his guardian, accompanied by William, and offered his services to Washington at Valley Forge, and both were accepted. William was killed at the Battle of Monmouth, and John was breveted by Washington for distinguished bravery. He found and brought William's body from the battle field. His guardian succeeded in having him transferred to the Navy, and he served for the remainder of the War on board ship. He formed a lasting friendship with Commodore James Barron and LaFayette.

He built the handsome home known as Poplar Grove in Mathews County, which he named in honor of the sign and symbol of the Whigs, in which he was a prominent leader. John was born at England on 2 July 1760.1 He married Elizabeth Smith Tabb on 3 December 1791.1,2 John died on 1 August 1824 at 'Isleham', Mathews County, Virginia, at age 64.1 His body was interred in August 1824 at Mathews County, Virginia, at 'Isleham'.1

Family

Elizabeth Smith Tabb b. 31 Jul 1760, d. 14 Nov 1824
Children

Citations

  1. [S415] Source: The Todd Family. This is a document housed in the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, VA , document number Mss/Sm 56Sa142-149.
  2. [S423] Source: This is an exact copy of Patterson Smiths papers loaned by Edward Dabney Septermber 15, 1892, and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86, (stated as copied from the Old Toddsbury Bible).

Paulina Tabb

F, b. 10 June 1766, d. 6 April 1794
FatherEdward Tabb b. 3 Feb 1719, d. 29 Jan 1782
MotherLucy Todd b. 20 Nov 1721, d. 18 Feb 1794
Last Edited13 Sep 2000
     She married George Wythe Booth.1 Paulina was born at "Toddsbury", Gloucester County, Virginia, on 10 June 1766.2,3 Paulina died on 6 April 1794 at "Toddsbury", Gloucester County, Virginia, at age 27.2,3 Her body was interred in April 1794 at Gloucester County, Virginia, at Ware Church.

Citations

  1. [S489] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, A, Card 29 of 136 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0463).
  2. [S423] Source: This is an exact copy of Patterson Smiths papers loaned by Edward Dabney Septermber 15, 1892, and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86, (stated as copied from the Old Toddsbury Bible).
  3. [S610] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Booth, Card 121 of 184 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/005/B0058).

George Wythe Booth

M
Last Edited30 Jan 1997
     He married Paulina Tabb.1 George died. George was born.

Family

Paulina Tabb b. 10 Jun 1766, d. 6 Apr 1794

Citations

  1. [S489] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, A, Card 29 of 136 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0463).

Thomas Todd Tabb

M, b. 4 December 1782, d. 20 June 1835
FatherPhilip Tabb b. 6 Nov 1750, d. 25 Feb 1822
MotherMary Mason Wythe b. 7 Sep 1751, d. 22 Sep 1814
Last Edited23 Apr 2009
Thomas Todd Tabb
     He married Elizabeth C. Forman. Thomas was born on 4 December 1782.1 He married Lucy Armistead Smith on 15 December 1803.2 His body was interred in June 1835 at Gloucester County, Virginia, at Ware Church. Thomas died on 20 June 1835 at Toddsbury, Gloucester County, Virginia, at age 52.3,1

Family 1

Lucy Armistead Smith b. 30 Aug 1783, d. 14 Nov 1821
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth C. Forman b. 1798, d. 1 Jul 1851
Children

Citations

  1. [S423] Source: This is an exact copy of Patterson Smiths papers loaned by Edward Dabney Septermber 15, 1892, and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86, (stated as copied from the Old Toddsbury Bible).
  2. [S424] Source: This is an exact copy of Edward Dabney's copy of the Todd Bible, and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86, (stated as copied from the Old Toddsbury Bible).
  3. [S420] Source: Death Notices From Richmond, Virginia Newspapers 1821-1840, The Virginia Genealogical Society, Special Publication Number 9.

Lucy Armistead Smith

F, b. 30 August 1783, d. 14 November 1821
FatherRev. Armistead Smith b. 3 Dec 1756, d. 12 Sep 1817
MotherMartha Tabb b. 21 Oct 1757, d. 16 Sep 1821
Last Edited24 May 2016
     Lucy was born on 30 August 1783.1 She married Thomas Todd Tabb on 15 December 1803.2 Lucy died on 14 November 1821 at Toddsbury, Gloucester County, Virginia, at age 38.3,4,1 Her body was interred after 14 November 1821 at Gloucester County, Virginia, at Ware Church.

Family

Thomas Todd Tabb b. 4 Dec 1782, d. 20 Jun 1835
Children

Citations

  1. [S559] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, K, Card 5 of 144 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0464).
  2. [S424] Source: This is an exact copy of Edward Dabney's copy of the Todd Bible, and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86, (stated as copied from the Old Toddsbury Bible).
  3. [S420] Source: Death Notices From Richmond, Virginia Newspapers 1821-1840, The Virginia Genealogical Society, Special Publication Number 9.
  4. [S422] Source: Record written by John Henry Tabb and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86.

John Tabb

M, b. 15 September 1784, d. 26 April 1860
FatherPhilip Tabb b. 6 Nov 1750, d. 25 Feb 1822
MotherMary Mason Wythe b. 7 Sep 1751, d. 22 Sep 1814
Last Edited1 Jul 1999
     John Tabb and his brother Philip Edward made considerable fortunes, trading as flour merchants from Norfolk, Virginia, especially during the War of 1812, when they were very successful. After the war, he settled in Gloucester County, and resided at "White Marsh" on the North River. John was born on 15 September 1784.1,2 He married Evalina Matilda Prosser at Norfolk Borough, Virginia, on 18 December 1817.3 John died on 26 April 1860 at age 75.1

Family

Evalina Matilda Prosser b. 5 Aug 1799, d. 6 Sep 1862
Children

Citations

  1. [S423] Source: This is an exact copy of Patterson Smiths papers loaned by Edward Dabney Septermber 15, 1892, and housed at the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA, Mss 1M 6663c 4285-42-86, (stated as copied from the Old Toddsbury Bible).
  2. [S538] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, A, Card 109 of 136 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0463).
  3. [S504] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, A, Card 56 of 136 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0463).

Evalina Matilda Prosser

F, b. 5 August 1799, d. 6 September 1862
Last Edited27 Jul 1999
     Evalina Matilda Prosser became the wife of John Tabb of Toddsbury. John bought out the interest of his sister-in-law in White Marsh, and he and Matilda made it their home. At that time, after adding his wife's fortune to his own, John Tabb was said to have been the wealthiest man in Gloucester. There were then three thousand acres of land in the White Marsh Plantation, and from three hundred to five hundred slaves were employed to operate it (1500 slaves rest in the slave graveyard, near the peach orchard.)

Mrs. Tabb did not wish to continue living in the country, but insisted upon moving to Norfolk or Williamsburg, in order to enjoy a gayer social life. Mr. Tabb promised that if she would make herself content, and remain in the country, he would lay out for her the finest garden in Virginia.

It was then that the terraced gardens were built, and many rare and fine species of trees were planted in the park. It was also about this time that the house was remodeled, and the wings and pillared portico built.

There are various legends, or ghost stories told of White Marsh. It is said that Evalina Matilda Tabb has been seen ascending the stairs in rustling silks. She goes immediately to the nursery and opens the drawers of the chests where the children's clothes were kept. She folds the tiny garments and replaces them. The tombstones in the family burying ground on the knoll back of the apple orchard, and overlooking the lower fields, attest that Evalina Matilda lost two of her children in infancy.

Another story is that subsequent owners of the house on returning home late at night have found all lights on and have heard music, as of a dance or party coming from the house. As they alighted from carriages or cars, the lights went out, the music ceased, and the house again stood dark and silent.


Source: Old Virginia Houses, The Mobjack Bay Country, by Emmie Ferguson Farrar, Published by Bonanza Books, New York, 1957, pages 37-41.


What follows is the will of Evelina Matilda Tabb.

In the name of God amen.

I Evelina M. Tabb of Gloucester County in Virginia widow of John Tabb late of White Marsh in said County do surly make and declare this as my last will and testament. I give to my sisters Mrs. Dabney and Mrs. Lee one thousand dollars each and to my nieces Matilda T. Holcombe and Julia E. Lee five hundred dollars each. I give unto my son Philip the balance of my estate and property of what kind sooner of which I may die poped, appoint him my Executor requesting no security be required of him by the Court. In witness whereof I hereto set my hand this sixth day of May eighteen hundred and sixty two.

Signed and published as and for her          Evelina M. Tabb last will and testament in presence of us who at the request of the Testatrix and in her presence subscribe our names as witnesses hereto.

C. C. Curtis
M. B. Seawell
A. W. Robins.

In a Court held for Gloucester County at the Courthouse on Monday the 6th day of October 1862 this paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Evelina M. Tabb deceased was proved by the oath of A. W. Robins and M. B. Seawell to of the witnesses thereto subscribed and by the Court ordered to be recorded.

Teste John R. Cary Glouc
A Copy Teste John S. Cooke sle

In the event of my son Philip not being permitted to receive and hold the property in fee simple bequeathed to him by me, I leave it to my friend Mr. C. C. Curtis.

May 6/62                    Evelina M. Tabb

C. C. Curtis, Esq.

This paper not to be opened till after my death and then only in the event of my will not being permitted to stand.

Evelina M. Tabb

At a Court held for Gloucester County at the Courthouse on the 6th day of October 1862 this paper writing and an endorsement on an envelope in which the same was enclosed were produced in Court purporting and there being no subscribing witnesses to the same, John P. Tabb and A. W. Robins were _______ and _______ disposed that they are well acquainted with the hand writing of the testatrix and verily believe that the said papers are wholly in the proper hand writing of the said testatrix, whereupon the said papers are ordered to be recorded as part and parcel of the said will.

Teste John R. Cary, Glouc
A Copy Teste John S. Cooke sle. Evalina was born on 5 August 1799. She married John Tabb at Norfolk Borough, Virginia, on 18 December 1817.1 Evalina died on 6 September 1862 at age 63.

Family

John Tabb b. 15 Sep 1784, d. 26 Apr 1860
Children

Citations

  1. [S504] Source: R. Bolling Batte Papers in posession of The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, biographical Card Files, Tabb, A, Card 56 of 136 (http://198.17.62.51/cgi-bin/drawerIII/disk8/CC/BA/035/T0463).