He was the only son of Thomas Tabb and Rebecca Booker.
John married 1st to Marianna Mayo.
She and their only child died.
Marianna Mayo was a daughter of Joseph Mayo and Ann unknown
He married Frances in 1770 and they lived at the estate they called "Clay Hill" in Amelia County, Va.
Also called "Haw Branch".
It was formerly known as "Osmore"
They had at least nine children.
John was a member of the Virginia Militia and served on the Virginia Committee of Safety formed July 17th 1775, a body that governed Virginia until Patrick Henry became the states' first Governor.
John was a member of the firm of Rumbold, Walker and Tabb, and his father was also a member of this firm.
He was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1761 and served Amelia County until after Independence.
John was in acquaintance with Deveraux Jarrett.
John and Frances are buried at the family cemetery at Clay Hill.
"Clay Hill" was located on Flat Creek in Amelia County and was later owned by the Barksdale family and then the Mason family.
John died in 1798 without a Will.
At the time of his death he owned 18,792 acres of land, mostly in the northern part of Amelia County, Va.
His estate was divided among his eight living children.
A part of the large "Obslo" tract, called "Dolittle" was situated between Cox and Doolittle Creeks, with the northern boundry being the Appomattox River and the southern boundry being Genito Road.
When his estate was divided among his heirs in 1799, his daughter, Seigniora P. Tabb inherited 2334 acres.
When Seigniora was 21 years old she married Dr. Theoderick Blair Banister of Petersburg, Va.
Theoderick died of a stroke at his home on 8 Nov. 1829. Seigniora Tabb Banister died in 1864 owning 1359 acres.
Some of their children were: Monro Banister, Eliza Banister Peachy and Martha P. Banister.
They sold 600 acres of the land left to them by their mother to John P. Tabb on 31 March 1874.
John Tabb was educated in England; Burgess for Amelia County 1772-1776; member of the Committee of Safety, 1775-1776; member of the Revolutionary Committee Conventions, 1774-1776.
(Source: Virginia Historical Magazine)
John Tabb was a planter and served Amelia County in the Virginia Convention of 1774. In 1775, when the Virginia Colonial Committee of Safety was formed, John was one of the eleven members. The Committee was responsible for the government of the Colony for some months.
27 Jun 1771
John Tabb, Gent., of Amelia County, to John Norris, Sr., of same. in consideration £80, 112 acres adj. lines of John Gilliam, James Farley, and Daniel Farley.
Rec: 27 Jun 1771
Amelia County, Va.
Frances Cook Peyton Tabb
1752–1828 (m. 1770)