Tabb, John Banister
- Kevin J. Hayes
Tabb, John Banister (22 March 1845–19 November 1909), poet and Catholic priest, was born at “The Forest,” Amelia County, Virginia, the son of Thomas Yelverton Tabb, a gentleman, and Marianna Bertrand Archer. He studied with a private teacher, John L. Hood, until about 1859, when his eyesight problems put an end to his studies. Tabb’s poor eyesight also prevented him from joining the Confederate army, but he was appointed clerk to Captain ...