Taber (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of October 10, 2020:

  • Recruiting direct male-line descendants of Thomas Taber for SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact Raymond T. Wing (email: wing.genealogist AT gmail DOT com)

Still to do as of October 10, 2020

  • NGS/WGS test descendants of Thomas Taber to discover their subclade as well as possible descendants lines.


First Generation

Thomas Taber was born Yarmouth before Feb 1645/6 son of Philip Taber and Lydia Masters. He died at Dartmouth 11 Nov 1720. He married twice, both times to Mayflower Descendants. His first marriage was in Dartmouth bef 1668 to Esther/Hester Cooke, who died before 1672. Thomas married second, Dartmouth 2 Jun 1672, Mary Thomson. Thomas had one son (Thomas) by his first wife and ten children; five daughters and five sons (Joseph, John, Jacob, Jonathan and Philip) by his second.

Second Generation (all born at Dartmouth)

Thomas Taber was born 29 Oct 1668 (death Unknown). He married 4 Jul 1700 to Rebecca Harlow. It is currently unknown whether they had any children.

Joseph Taber was born 7 Mar 1679/80 and died Dartmouth bef 7 Feb 1753. He married twice, first Dartmouth 28 Jan 1701/2 to Elizabeth Spooner, who was the mother of all of his children. After her death he married Sandwich 30 Nov 1738 to Lydia Abbott. Joseph and his first wife, Elizabeth, had (order unknown) four daughters and sons Benjamin, Amos, Joseph & Peter

John Taber was born 22 Feb 1681/2 and died abt 1761. He married before 1712 to Phoebe Spooner. They had eight children: Thomas, Deborah, Rebecca, Mary, Elnathan, Amaziah, Jabez & Deborah.

Jacob Taber was born 26 Jul 1683 and died Dartmouth 4 Apr 1773. He married Sarah West about 1710. They had eight children: Eunice, Stephen, Jerusha, Bartholomew, Lois, Sarah, Jacob & John.

Jonathan Taber was born 22 Sep 1685 "Said to have died in woods, his mind impaired." He apparently never married.

Philip Taber was born 7 Feb 1689/90 and died aft 1751. He married Susanna _______ bef 1711. They had nine children: Richard, Thomas, Zephaniah, Tucker, Jesse, Peace, Huldah, Noah & Philip.

DNA results

Previous Y-DNA testing

Family Tree DNA currently does not have a Taber or Tabor surname DNA Project, but lists 63 Taber tests and 100 Tabor tests

Further needed testing

We would need more Y-DNA descendants of Thomas Taber to take NGS/WGS tests to pin down the haplogroup, as well as possibly define subclades for various branches of the family.

References & External Links

  • Randall, George Leander. Taber genealogy: Descendants of Thomas, son of Philip Taber. (New Bedford, MA: Vining Press, 1924)