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Bethia Blackwell (Taber)

Birthplace: Dartmouth, Bristol, MA
Death: Died in Rochester, Plymouth, MA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. Thomas Tabor and Mary Taber
Wife of Caleb Blackwell
Mother of Jane Blackwell; Mary Blackwell; Sarah Nye; Alice Blackwell; John Blackwell and 2 others
Sister of Mary Morton; Joseph B. Taber; Jacob Taber; John Taber; Jonathan Taber and 3 others
Half sister of Thomas Taber and Esther Perry

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About Bethia Blackwell

Bethiah Taber was born on 3 Sep 1687 in Dartmouth, MA and died in Rochester, MA, on 6 Aug 1758; she was 70.

Parents: Mary Tomson and Thomas Taber.


  1. Caleb Blackwell. Born ca 1685. Caleb died on 28 Aug 1762 in Rochester, MA. He was the son of John Blackwell & Sarah Warren.


  1. JANE5 , b. 07 February 1710/11; d. Bef. 1730.
  2. SARAH , b. 1714; d. 25 June 1761, Rochester,Plymouth County,Massachusetts.
  3. JOHN , b. 21 March 1717/18.
  4. MARY , b. 20 June 1720.
  5. BETHIA , b. 31 December 1722; m. ICHABOD NYE.
  6. ALICE , b. 18 May 1725; m. NICHOLAS CRAPO. 
  7. SETH , b. 01 November 1729.


  • Named in 1732 will of Thomas Taber ".... and where I did give to my daughter Bethyah Blackwell & to her husband Caleb Blackwell 20 acres of land within ye 400 acre division of lands in said Dartmouth & ye said Caleb blackwell hath sold ye same unto my said son Joseph Taber I do ratify & confirm ye same unto my sd son Joseph Taber and to my daughter Bethyah Blackwell and her husband I give ye above said 20 Acres.. also six pounds be paid by my ...son John Taber within three years after my decease' (May Des, 16:232 Bristol County Probate,7:515)


  1. Randall, George L. (George Leander). Taber genealogy: Descendants of Thomas, son of Philip Taber. (New Bedford, Mass.: Vining Press, 1924), 10.Bethia Taber, d/o Thomas, b. Dartmouth 2 Sep 1687, d. Rochester 6 Aug 1758, m. Caleb Blackwell
  2. Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1929-1930), 1:267. Taber, Bithiah [dup. Bethia] (Tabar) [Taber], d. Thomas, [born] Sept. 3, 168[torn, 1687 dup.].
  3. Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Rochester, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1914), 2:349.

Blackwell, Bethiah, w. Caleb, [died] Aug. 6, 1758, in 70th y. G.R.1.[Age is 69, so birth about 1689. GR1=First Parish Cemetery on New Bedford Road, Rochester Centre.] Links

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Bethia Blackwell's Timeline

September 6, 1687
Dartmouth, Bristol, MA
February 7, 1710
Age 22
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts
Age 26
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
March 21, 1717
Age 29
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
June 20, 1720
Age 32
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
December 31, 1722
Age 35
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
May 19, 1725
Age 37
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
November 1, 1729
Age 42
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
September 6, 1758
Age 71
Rochester, Plymouth, MA