Birth: 1640 Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Birth of Son: ABT 1673
Name: John Tefft
Birth of Son: ABT 1676
Name: Peter Tefft
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There is record that he was fined 20 shillings for not attending the Jury of General Court of Trials, but that it was rescinded the following year as “he had not been duly summoned.”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.
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
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