Ruth Tabb

about 1807–April 1853 (Age 46)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Tabb was born about 1807, in Virginia, United States, her father, Edward Tabb, was 27 and her mother, Elitha Leathy Turner, was 32. She married James Ambrose Wheeler on 5 December 1828, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died in April 1853, in Crittenden, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Ambrose Wheeler
1804–1855
Ruth Tabb
1807–1853
Marriage: 5 December 1828
Littleton L Wheeler
1830–
Henry M Wheeler
1831–
James Wilkerson Mansfield Wheeler
1832–1872
Andrew Jackson Wheeler
1834–1872
Sophronia C. Wheeler
1835–
Alexander Washington Wheeler
1837–1908
Eliza Jane Wheeler
1840–
Amanda Ann Mildred Wheeler
1842–
Ara Melvina F Wheeler
1845–
Marion Walker Wheeler
1849–1928

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 December 1828
Caldwell, Kentucky, United States
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Tabb

    Male1780–1834Male

    Elitha Leathy Turner

    Female1775–Female

siblings

(5)

    Female1807–1853Female

    Mary Jane Tabb

    Female1812–Female

    Female1815–Female

    William Kemp Tabb

    Male1819–1881Male

    Elizabeth Tabb

    Female1820–Female

World Events (8)

1808

Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 5

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 13

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

English: according to Reaney and Wilson, this is from a Middle English personal name derived from an unattested Old English one, Tæbba. The surname is found mainly in Cornwall, so it could be from a Cornish personal name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Wheeler in household of Ambrose Wheeler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ruth in entry for George Richards and Sophronia C. Wheeler, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Ruth in entry for George Richards and Sophronia C. Wheeler, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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