Ruth Tabb

Brief Life History of Ruth

When Ruth Tabb was born about 1807, in Virginia, United States, her father, Edward Tabb, was 28 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 47, and was buried in Kentucky, United States.

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James Ambrose Wheeler
Ruth Tabb
Marriage: 5 December 1828
Littleton L Wheeler
Henry M Wheeler
James Wilkerson Mansfield Wheeler
Andrew Jackson Wheeler
Sophronia C. Wheeler
Alexander Washington Wheeler
Eliza Jane Wheeler
Amanda Ann Mildred Wheeler
Ara Melvina F Wheeler
Marion Walker Wheeler

Sources (12)

  • Ruth Wheeler in household of Ambrose Wheeler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ruth Tabb, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Ruth in entry for George Richards and Sophronia C. Wheeler, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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Name Meaning

English (Cornwall and Devon):

from a Middle English personal name derived from Old English Tæbba, of uncertain origin if not related to the word in 2 below.

possibly a nickname from Middle English tabbe ‘tab, short strap’.

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

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