Taber Descendants

Philip Taber arrived in Watertown Massachusetts by 1837 when he married Lydia Masters in Watertown,  where her father apparently  arrived in 1630.  His son, Thomas was born in Yarmouth and married first Ester Cooke [1] and then Mary Tomson who was born in Dartmouth, married in Dartmouth and died in Dartmouth.  The next few generations remained in Dartmouth.  Benjamin Taber (1733-1820) married two women from Nantucket and subsequently the Tabers were found primarily in New Bedford. In the Descendant report, towns that appear frequently are abbreviated [3].


[1]         Daughter of Francis Cooke, Mayflower passenger.  See the report on his descendants.

[2]         Daughter of Elizabeth Doty, and great-granddaughter of Edward Doty, who arrived on the Mayflower, servant to Stephen Hopkins.

[3]         Dart = Dartmouth, Fair = Fairhaven, LC = Little Compton, Nant = Nantucket, NB = New Bedford, Sand= Sandwich.