In 1818, Pardon and Hannah (Finch)Taber moved from Scipio (Cayuga Co.) NY, to Perry Center, Perry Twp. (Genesee Co.) NY.As you know, the county seat for Genesee County was Batavia until 1841, when Batavia County was set apart from Genesee County.When the estate of Pardon Taber Sr was probated in Albany County in 1832, Hardy R. [Reuben?] Finch had already been appointed guardian of the minor children of Pardon Taber Jr., who's guardianship most likely originally included not only the three children stll minors in 1839, but also Pardon Jr.'s son Benjamin S. Taber [b. ca 1816], and perhaps Pardon Jr.'s other child, Warren Taber [named in will of Pardon Taber Sr. as grandson Warren Taber, son of deceased son Pardon Taber Jr.].
A deed was filed in Albany County in 1838 by Benjamin S. Taber and wife Phebe of Castile (Wyoming Co.) NY, conveying his interest in the 160 acre farm in Berne of his deceased grandfather, Pardon Taber Sr., which was "devised" to him in his grandfather's will.This conveyance may be connected with the 1839 bond required of the minor children's guardian, as all of the children's interest in the farm may have been sold at that time, thus accounting for their guardian being required to post bond for the proceeds, which he would hold and pay over to each child upon reaching adulthood.
The apparent absence of a deed from Warren Taber is curious.The Wrights, in their Taber Genealogy, considered Warren of Pardon Taber Jr. to be the same Warren Taber who m(1) Sally Holmes of Providence RI on 9 May 1824 [thus the Wrights postulated that Warren was born ca 1800-1805], and m(2) 19 Jun 1834 Nancy F. Cowin of Westport MA.(Note, however, the Providence RI marriage record of Sarah H. Taber to Oliver Warren Field on 31 Mar 1825, possibly a 2nd marriage for Sally (Holmes) Taber.)
Note also that Pardon Taber Jr.'s brother John Taber named his youngest son, b. 1835, Warren Owen Taber.Possibly, Warren Taber of Pardon Taber Jr. died between 1831, when he was named in the will of Pardon Taber Sr, and 1835, when his Uncle John Taber named a son Warren Taber (perhaps in memory of a recently deceased nephew, as often was the custom).
I would be very much interested in obtaining copies of the guardianship-related papers which you found, as well as any other court papers concerning this Taber family, as I am compiling all such primary (as well as secondary) source materials for the purpose of publishing a Taber family history and genealogy.
I hope that the original guardianship papers can be found for the children of Pardon Taber Jr., which are possibly on file with the Surrogate Court in Batavia [though I am not optimistic, since you likely would have found them at the same time as the 1839 papers].The earlier guardianship papers could help establish a closer antecedent date of death for Pardon Taber Jr., and if Warren Taber is listed as a minor child, may narrow the possibility that he is the Warren Taber who married Sally Holmes of Providence RI or Nancy Cowin of Westport MA.
I understand that you are researching the family of Gideon Taber, b. 1763, blacksmith of Westport MA, and son of Job Taber, blacksmith.As you know, your Gideon Taber migrated to NY State between 1810-1815.
Coincidentally, another Gideon Taber, b. 1771, son of Gardner Taber, moved to Perry Center in 1818, the same year that Pardon Taber Jr. moved to Perry Center.Whereas your Gideon Taber died in 1847 in Walworth Twp (Wayne Co.) NY, Gideon Taber son of Gardner died 26 Jun 1861 at 90 years of age, and is buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Perry Center.These two Gideon Tabers surely were well acquainted, as they were born, raised, and lived into their 40s residing in the same community along the RI-MA border, while attending the same Baptist Church there.These two Gideon Tabers were 4th cousins, having Philip Taber (b. ca 1605) as their common ancestor.This commonality of names and proximity of residence among the Tabers requires constant vigilance, to avoid making false conclusions, confusing one Taber with another of the same name.
I hope this isn't too much information.For the casual reader, I should have included chapter headings.Let's continue to correspond directly.