Birth: 1640  Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Birth of Son:  ABT 1673
Name: John Tefft

Birth of Son:  ABT 1676
Name: Peter Tefft

Freeman: 1677
Place:  Kingstown, Rhode Island
Details: There is record that he was fined 20 shillings for not attending the Jury of General Court of Trials, but that it was rescinded the following year as “he had not been duly summoned.”

Birth of Daughter:  ABT 1679
Name: Sarah Tefft

Birth of Daughter:  ABT 1681
Name: Elizabeth Tefft

Birth of Daughter:  ABT 1683
Name: Mary Tefft

Birth of Daughter:  ABT 1685
Name: Susannah Tefft

Birth of Son:  ABT 1686
Name: Samuel Tefft

Birth of Daughter:  ABT 1687
Name: Esther Tefft

Note:  06 SEP 1687
Details: Kings Town. Taxed 9s., 4j£d.

Birth of Son:  Joseph Tefft

Birth of Daughter:  Mercy Tefft

Birth of Daughter:  Tabitha Tefft

Land Rec: 02 JUN 1709
Details: He and twenty-six others bought the tract called “Swamptown,” a portion of vacant lands in Narragansett.

Note:  Samuel Tefft’s 500 acre property has been turned into Tefft Historical Park

Will: 16 MAR 1725
Details:  -To son John, 100 acres in South Kings Town
-To son Sam, the south half of homestead
-To son John and Sam, 135 acres in Westerly
-To son Joseph, land in Shannock Purchase, Westerly
-To Elizabeth, his wife, the dwelling house, barn, orchard and the north half of homestead.
-Then John and Sam equally to maintain daughter Tabitha.

Death: 1725  South Kingstown, Washington Co, Rhode Island

Will Proved:  20 DEC 1725
Details:  Samuel’s estate was valued at over 1000 pounds (considered quite well to do) when his will was proved on 20 Dec 1725. His estate included wearing apparel, a sword, 11 cows, 5 oxen, 4 steers, 4 yearlings, 5 calves, 121 sheep, 5 mares, 3 horses, 15 swine, 2 linen wheels, 2 spinning wheels, worsted combs, 6 beds, 2 warming pans, cider, cidermill, 22 geese, silver and 155 pounds in bonds.

Burial:  Samuel Tefft Lot, Johnston, Providence Co, Rhode Island

Click here to see parents:  John Tefft and Mary Barber

Elizabeth Jenckes   

Birth:  1657/58  

Note: Elizabeth’s brother was deputy governor of Rhode Island 1715-1727, and her father cut the die for the first “pine tree shilling.”

Death:  1740  Kingstown, Washington Co, Rhode Island

Click here for parents:  Joseph Jenckes and Esther Ballard

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