Looking for Tabor/Berry Family Members – Union Springs


I found my maternal great grandparents, Harrison and Mandy Berry Tabor in the Bullock County Court
House. There is a wealth of research information there. Documents include marriage records that date back to 1882, birth records, death records, Poll Tax records from around 1880, bound newspapers dating back to around 1915, jail records, probate records, institution records, voter registration records, and much much more.

The Tabor and Berry families date back to the 1870 Census in Union Springs, AL. On the 1870 census, Harrison’s father, Robert “Tables”, listed his birthplace as the District of Columbia. He was 48 years old. They family was living in Sardis, Beat 9. Robert’s wife Rilda, age 40, was born in Virginia. They
were farmers. Children James-18; Harrison-22; George-17; Matilda-12; Mack-10; and Nicie-5 were all listed as being born in Alabama. Rilda died October 22, 1910 at the age of 80.

Harrison Tabor married Mandy Berry on October 7, 1878 at King’s Place. The minister was Robert Tabor, M.G. Robert’s signature was acknowledged by an X, which indicates that he could not write. Robert may be the father of Harrison.

Harrison died of Malarial Fever on August 26, 1899. He is listed as being 50 years old. However, in 1870, he is listed as 22 years old, which would make him around 47 years old at death.

The 1900 census, published shortly after Harrisons death, shows Mandy Tabor age 43, and her children living in Union Springs. Children living at home were Robert-born February 1880; Rilda-born January 1882; Arrine-born April 1884; Eliza-born January 1886; LadyBug aka Elberta-born December 1887; Joseph-born October 1883; and Fayette-born November 1895.

Mandy (Berry) Tabor
The 1910 and 1920 census’ show Mandy living with her daughter and son-in-law Addine (sic) and John Vanhoose and their children on Union Springs Rd and Baskin Street respectively.

Mandy had moved to Beaver County to live with her daughter, Luvenia Fayette, and son-in-law, Tom Jones, in the mid 1930’s. Mandy died November 7, 1938, and was buried November 10, 1938 by Spratt and Brother Funeral Home. She is buried in the Beaver Falls Cemetery.

Death Notice – Mrs. Harrison Table (Tabor)
Mrs. Amanda Table, 76, widow of Harrison Table, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Jones, at 336 7th Ave, New Brighton, of complications. She leaves the following children Joseph and Mrs. Jones of New Brighton, Mrs. Solomon Estelle of Pittsburgh, Irene Jones of Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. Elizabeth “Eliza” Davis, Mrs. Atline Van-Hoose and Robert Table of Union Springs, Ala.; 16 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Beaver Falls Review 11-10-1938, Pittsburgh, PA

Historical records can be found under both the “Tables” and “Tabor” surname.

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  1. Tabor/Berry Family hello- this being very long shot but i’m writting since i have ancestors who left Sumter Co. Ala. sometimes after 1880, i see them on the 1880 census. They are Moses and Lizzie Samuel with four children and i think one boarder. Moses born 1835. He would be my grandfather’s father. Or if this surname goes with a family in another Co. close by. After 1880 they came to the Ms. delta at Bolivar Co. to a place name Concordia. Moses son Mat married my grandmother she lived in Bolivar Co. I’m also from the Ms. delta but i live in Central Ms. now. Surnames are Pleasent, Samuel, Braddock, Red, Yates, Riley

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  3. Emmy J said

    Greetings from Melbourne. Thanks for the useful data. I’m doing a project at college and your content was quite useful. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  5. David said

    I recommend you do a DNA test on 23 and me. It is now 99.00. You may find other Tabors. I am connected to a Tabor that was identified as a new cousin. You can make contact with the cousin and they can tell you about family history.

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  7. It is amazing that these old funeral homes kept such good records. I mean there are holes and flaws but that happens over time. This giant game of telephone has worked surprisingly well. With today’s new technology I think it will be much easier to find our ancestors.

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