Historic Bramwell Pioneer
Henry Harrison Tabor
From a article on Bramwell that appeared in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph on February 15, 1953:
Henry H. Tabor was credited as the founder of the first organized Sunday School class in Bramwell, WV. He organized a Sunday School class in an old saw mill in 1878. Mr. Tabor was also the first superintendent of the Elizabeth Bowen Memorial Methodist Churh in Bramwell.
Henry Harrison Tabor was born December 25, 1841 in Freeman, Tazewell Co, VA. He died February 06, 1892 in Simmons (now know as Freeman), WV. He married Mary Margaret Butt (1838 -1924) , on April 13, 1865 in Tazewell Co, VA. She was the daughter of Harrison and Lucellia Butt. The Tabors had two children: Giles C Tabor (1872 - 1917) and Sidney Harrison Tabor (1876 - 1946).
On March 29, 1861 he enlisted in the infantry at Wytheville as a Private in Company H, of the 45th VA Infantry . He received $50 bounty pay on April 20, 1861 . He was reported sick on muster roll at Meadow Bluff on Sept. 25, and was on leave in November. He was reported as being killed or severely wounded in Major General W. W. Loring's command from the attack on Fayette Co. Courthouse to the closing action at Charleston and Elk River (now in WV ) in 1862. He was reported as being severely wounded on a report at Charleston dated Sept. 25, 1862; then returned to duty. Henry survived the civil war and was living in the Bramwell, WV area at the time of his death.
The photograph of Henry H. Tabor was furnished the BDT in 1953 by one of his decendants, Syble Tabor, BHS Class '46. Grave marker is in the Oakhill Cemetery, Freeman, WV.
While prospecting on the Bluestone, pioneer coal field surveyor, Capt. Isaiah Welch lived with Mr. & Mrs. Henry Tabor in the Freeman, WV area.
Name: Henry Harrison Tabor - Birth Date: 25 Dec 1841, Death Date: 6 Feb 1892 - Cemetery: Oak Hill Cemetery, Freeman, WV. - Spouse: Mary Margaret Tabor Children: Sidney Harrison Tabor & Giles C Tabor.
Henry Harrison Tabor's wife, Mary Margaret Butt Tabor -- BIRTH: 25 Jul 1838, Falls Mills, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA -- DEATH: 12 Jan 1924 (aged 85) Simmons, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA-- BURIAL: Oak Hill Cemetery Freeman, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA.
Henry Harrison son, Sidney Harrison Tabor: BIRTH 3 Jun 1876, Freeman, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA -- DEATH: 19 Aug 1946 (aged 70), Freeman, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA-- BURIAL: Woodlawn Memorial Park Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA.
Mary Margaret Butt Tabor Death Certificate:
( Some material from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph was furnished by Molly Clark Gross and Bill Gross.