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Samuel Macomber Taber


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Samuel Macomber Taber
  • Born: 25 Feb 1797, Little Compton RI
  • Marriage (1): Mary Eddy on 29 Dec 1823 in Westport Point MA
  • Died: 25 Sep 1853, Providence RI

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler

  Events in his life were:

  • Alternate Mark
  • Providence RI, 1818: he was one of the organizers of the First Light Infantry of Providence, along with fellow silversmiths Stanton Beebe, Pardon Miller, Samuel Davis, and Jonathan Nichols. 3
  • He worked in 1820-1850 as a silversmith and jeweler in Providence RI
    Listed in the New England Mercantile Union Business Directory, 1824-1849 with a shop at 55 Westminster Street.
  • Advertised in the The Providence Gazette (Providence RI), 29 May 1822, reporting his removal to 57 Westminister Row where he offers for sale ". . . jewelry, watches, fine gold beads, and silver spoons . . . and gives cash for old gold and silver." 3
  • Advertised in the Newport Mercury, 1840, offering ornamental hairwork, French ringlet curls on combs, silver baskets, jewelry repair, and combs. 4
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Providence RI, listed as a jeweler.

  • He was a partner in 1850-1853 with William E. Taber in Providence RI as S. M. TABER & Co, with a shop at 105 Westminster Street.

Samuel married Mary Eddy, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 29 Dec 1823 in Westport Point MA. (Mary Eddy was born on 7 Jan 1802 in Dartmouth MA and died on 19 Apr 1852 in Providence RI.)

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