Philip Taber (~1605-~1672) married Lydia Masters (~1605-~1649)
Capt. Thomas Philip Taber (~1646-1730) married Mary Tomson (~1651-1723)
Philip Taber (1688/9-1750) married Susannah Tucker? Wilcox? (1688-?)
Huldah Taber (1723/4-> 1811) married Peter White (~1727-1781)

 unknown TABER 1

Sep. 1, 1604 at Tiverton, Devonshire ENG OR ~1605 at Essexshire ENG 2
married 1st
< Dec. 21, 1639 7 to Lydia Masters at Cambridge, Middlesex MA or Watertown MA
married 2nd
~1650 to Jane Latham
> Feb. 24, 1672 at Providence, Providence RI 2
John Taber
CHR Nov. 8, 1640 at Barnstable MA, d. > Oct. 21, 1684 age 43 OR died 1702 3
Joseph Taber
b. 1646 at Yarmouth or Martha's Vineyard, Barnstable MA; m. Hannah Gray, d. Jan. 20, 1734 OR > 1669 at the age of 23 4
Philip Taber
CHR Feb. 8, 1646 at Yarmouth, Barnstable MA; m. ~1667 to Mary Cooke; d. < Mar. 4, 1692/3 age 46 at Little Crompton, Newport RI
Esther Taber
b. ~1647 at Barnstable MA
Lydia Masters Taber
b. ~1648 at Barnstable MA; m. Apr. 16, 1664 to Rev. Pardon "Elisha" Tillinghast; d. Jan. 27, 1718/19 age 71 at Providence, Providence RI

~1646 5 at Yarmouth, Barnstable MA
married 1st
Aug. 16, 1667 to Esther/Hester Cooke (CHR Aug. 16, 1650 at Plymouth MA - Apr. 17, 1671/2)
married 2nd
Jun. 2, 1672 to Mary Tomson
will dated
Jun. 15, 1723
Nov. 11, 1730 at Dartmouth, Bristol MA age 84 6
will proved
Mar. 20, 1732/3
Children of 1st Marriage:
Thomas Taber
b. Oct. 22, 1668; d. > Aug. 2, 1722
Esther/Hester Taber
b. Apr. 17, 1671; m. Oct. 23, 1689 to Samuel Perry; d. Jan 14, 1749/50
Children of 2nd Marriage:
Lydia/Lidia Taber
b. Aug. 8, 1673; m. John Kinney
Sarah/Sara Taber
b. Jan. 28, 1673/4; m. Dec. 1, 1712 to William Hart; d. 1735
Mary Taber
b. Mar. 17, 1677; m. Manasseh Morton
Joseph Taber
b. Mar. 7, 1679; m. Aug. 12, 1701/2 to Elizabeth Spooner; d. 1752; wd. Dec. 20, 1748; wp. 1753
Thomas Taber
b. Feb. 22, 1680/1 (twin of John); m. Jul. 4, 1700/01 to Rebecca Harlow; d. 1724
John Taber
b. Feb. 22, 1680/1 (twin of Thomas); m. < 1712 to Phebe Spooner; d. 1760
Jacob Taber
b. Jul. 26, 1683; m. < 1711 to Sarah West; d. Apr. 4, 1773
Jonathan Taber
b. Sept. 22, 1685; m. Nov. 11, 1727 to Lois West; d. < Jun. 15, 1723 age 37 [not in father's will]
Bethia/Bethya Taber
b. Sep. 3, 1687; m. Caleb Blackwell
Abigail Taber
b. May 2, 1693; m. cousin Ebenezer Taber; d. > Aug. 28, 1752 age 59

Feb. 7, 1688/9 at Dartmouth, Bristol MA
~1710 to Susannah Tucker? Wilcox?
Dec. 27, 1750 at Shrewsbury, Monmouth NJ
Children: (all born at Dartmouth, Bristol MA)
Richard Taber
b. Nov. 25, 1711
Thomas Taber
b. Nov. 18, 1713; m. Ruth (Bennett) Taber
Zephaniah Taber
b. Oct. 1, 1715; m. 1st Sep. 22, 1737 to Hannah Records; m. 2nd Mar. 15, 1739/40 to Meribah Chase
Tucker Taber
b. Oct. 10, 1717; m. Feb. 14, 1747/8 to Lois Taber; w.d. Jun. 23, 1749; d. Jun. 25, 1749; w.p. Oct. 3, 1749 (will mentions father Philip, brother Philip, kinsman Bartholemew Taber; also Leois Taber, Thomas Taber, Philip Taber Jr., Jesse Taber)
Jesse Taber
b. Nov. 21, 1719; m. Dec. 16, 1749 to Margaret West in Monmouth Co. NJ
Peace Taber
b. Feb. 22, 1721/2; m. 1760 to William Chadwick at Monmouth Co. NJ
Noah Taber
b. Jul. 7, 1727; m. Apr. 12, 1748 to Meribah Wilcott; d. >Nov. 25, 1781
Philip Taber
b. Oct. 31, 1730; m1. to Patience Nye; m2. ~1780 to Eleanor Justus/Justice in PA; d. > Nov. 7, 1806
Daniel Taber
b. ~1739

Mar. 3, 1723/4 at Dartmouth, Bristol MA
~Jan. 22, 1747/8 to Peter White (son of Stanley White) at Monmouth Co. NJ 8
>1811, possibly at Shrewsbury, Monmouth NJ

"...sensuous and haunting..."
Arcadia Falls
A Fable
by Rand Dickson Johnson
Explore it on


 1  Note that the name is also spelled Tabor.  There are extreme discrepancies regarding the parentage of Philip Taber.  For a lengthy review, see Ancestry of Philip Taber at Taber Research on this site.
 2  There may be two Philip Tabers born about the same time in England. One Philip Taber is recorded as being born ~1605 and dying about 1672.  The other is recorded as being born Sep. 1, 1604  and dying Dec. 11, 1669.  Other researchers record his death in 1692.  For a discussion, see Who is Philip Taber? at Taber Research on this site.
 3  Possibly confusion among descendants sharing the name of John Taber
 4  Possibly confusion among descendants sharing the name of Joseph Taber
 5  Date is selected based on age at death and recorded at Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Francis Cooke; a number of researchers record the births of several of the children in 1646, possibly because they were all christened on the same date  (Feb. 8, 1646)
 6  Date of death is variously recorded as 1720 or 1730 but we have selected 1730 because his will is dated 1723 and proved 1732/3; see Scituate Genealogy and narrative for Thomas Taber.
 7  Since this is the date of death of Lydia Masters' father, John Masters, it seems unlikely to have been her marriage date as well, although many researchers use this date based on the family history compiled by Poole (see Underlying Sources below) and it is not contradicted by the christening date of their first son.  However, the only certainty is that Lydia Masters was married BEFORE her father's death on Dec. 21, 1639 when she is mentioned in his will as Lydia Tabor.
 8 Wood, Ralph V. Jr. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Francis Cooke of the Mayflower. Volume 12. Picton Press, Camden, Maine, 1996 and New Jersey Marriage Records 1665-1800

Wood, Ralph V. Jr. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Francis Cooke of the Mayflower. Volume 12. Picton Press, Camden, Maine, 1996
hp0170.txt for transcript of "The Descendants of Thomas, son of Philip Taber" from a family history compiled by Herbert Armstrong Poole between 1905 & 1960, transcribed by AAA Maitland 1998
hp0336.txt for transcript of "Phillip Taber" from from a family history compiled by Herbert Armstrong Poole between 1905 & 1960, transcribed by AAA Maitland 1998
INDEX to genealogy of Gordon and Rosalynd
Josiah (Stover) Stafford & Allied Families
Custom, a Tabor lineage
g0000043.htm#I1249, a genealogy of D. A. Kaiser
(John TABER - Thomas TABER ),  a Spooner genealogy
Capt. Thomas TABER & Mary TOMSON a Cape Cod genealogy by Edward A. Cooper
For transcriptions of the will of Rev. John Cooke (grandfather of Esther and Thomas Taber and father of Esther/Hester Cooke, the first wife of Thomas Philip Taber):   Will of John Cooke and Francis & John COOKE of the Mayflower

UNDERLYING SOURCES referenced by the above
Austin, John Osborne, The Ancestors of 33 Rhode Islanders, Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany, NY, 1889
Bond, Henry, Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Watertown Records, New England Historical and Genealogical Register (pub. 1894)
Mayo, Mary E. ed., 1600 Lines to Pilgrims, National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims
A family history compiled by Herbert Armstrong Poole between 1905 & 1960, transcribed by AAA Maitland 1998, and based on The Genealogy of Francis Weekes, by Dr. Frank Edgar Weeks, Kipton, Ohio, 1939; and Masters, Massachusetts and English Notes, by George W. Chamberlain, Malden, Mass.
Randall, George L. TABER GENEALOGY: DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS SON OF PHILIP TABER, New Bedford: Vining Press, 1924; [a note:  available as of September 2001 at for $150 and described as "23 cm. 469 xlix pp. 20 pages of photographs 7 additional related items laid in. Publisher's red cloth, a clean, sound copy.  First Edition. Thomas Taber settled in the New Bedford, Massachusetts, area late in the seventeenth century, and many of his descendants became prominent in the whaling industry, publishing, and as shipowners. A scarce genealogy".]
Randall, George L., 1924: from The Genealogy of Francis Weekes, by Dr. Frank Edgar Weeks, Kipton, Ohio
Tillinghast, John Gifford, The Tillinghast Family, Providence RI, 1889
Wakefield, Robert S. & Van Wood, Ralph, Jr. Mayflower families in progress: Francis Cooke, 4th Ed., 1996
Wright, Anna Allen and Wright, Albert Hazen, Descendants of Joseph and Philip, sons of Philip Taber from Rhode Island, CT, and Long Island. 1952