Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Tombstone Tuesday - John H. Tabb
This gravestone of John H. Tabb marks his burial place in Hopewell Cemetery in Yalobusha County, Mississippi. According to the inscription on the stone, John Tabb was born on January 16, 1777, and he died March 22, 1852. As early as 1840, there were members of the Tabb family living in Mississippi. According to the U. S. Census of 1840, Abram, Henry, John, Thomas, and Thomas B. Tabb headed households in Oktibbeha, Yalobusha, and Lowndes counties. John Tabb was enumerated in 1840 in Yalobusha County.
In 1850, the U. S. Census shows that J. H. Tabb, was living in Yalobusha County, Mississippi, in the household with his wife, Sarah, age 60, and Susan Tabb, a 22-year old female. The physical location of their residence was shown on the census as "North of the Yalobusha River." According to the census, John was born in 1776 in North Carolina, and his occupation was shown as "none." Apparently John and Sarah's son and his family lived in the house nearest them, since the census record lists a household headed by "A" Tabb, 40, a planter, and his wife, Abby, also 40. It is possible that "A" Tabb was "Abram," who had been counted as a resident of Yalobusha County in 1840. Also living in the younger Tabb household were six children: John, James, Clementine, Sarah, Josephine, and Tennessee.