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
Silversmith and jeweler
Events in his life were:
- 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.)