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.
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’.
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