Pardon Tabor was born near Horse Branch, Ohio Co., Ky, December 13, 1823, and has all his life been a resident of this county. His father, Pardon Tabor, Sr., removed from Meade to Ohio County in a very early day, and settled on the Medkill place. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and died in 1831 at an advanced age; his father's family consisted of himself, Ambrose, John, Philip, Jesse, David, Enoch and Nelley (Penery).
Pardon, Sr., was twice married; first to Rachel White, and their union was blessed with the birth of Rebecca (Hayden), Ambrose (born on "Cold Friday"), Polly (Johnson) and Eleanor (Buchanan). He was next married to Deborah, daughter of William and Hannah May, of Mercer County, Ky.; she was born in Ireland, came to Kentucky at the age of three years, and died September 15, 1840, aged about sixty years. Their marriage resulted in the birth of Deborah (married to James Johnson), Matilda (Powers), Elizabeth A. (married to Cyrus Johnson), Pardon (subject), Artemissa (Chambers) and Clarissa (married to John Johnson).
December 13, 1855, Pardon Tabor was married to Mrs. Sallie A., widow of Franklin Hocker and daughter of David L. and Mary E. (Boswell) Miller of Ohio County, born October 10, 1831, and to them have been born John W., Enoch (deceased), Pardon W., Mary E. (Bean), Artemissa (deceased) Sallie A., Martha E., Ulysses S., Dorcas C. and Henry F.
David M. Hocker is a son of Mrs. Tabor by her first husband.
Mr. Tabor is a successful farmer and stock-raiser, owning 332 acres of good and productive land, well improved and in a fine state of cultivation. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church; was formerly an old line-Whig, and is now a republican.
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,1886 pg 192