Saturday, December 21, 2013

Surname Saturday - TEFFT (England > colonial Rhode Island)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am in the 7th great-grandmothers and I'm up to Ancestor  #749, who is Elizabeth TEFFT (1687-1750) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 7th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through three generations in this TEFFT family line is:


1.  Randall J. Seaver (1943-living)

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)


10.  Thomas Richmond (1848-1917)
11.  Julia White (1848-1913)

22.  Henry Arnold White (1824-1885)
23.  Amy Frances Oatley (1826-1864)

46.  Jonathan Oatley (1790-1872)
47.  Amy Champlin (1798-1865)

92.  Joseph Oatley (1756-1815)
93.  Mary Hazard (1765-1857)

186.  Stephen Hazard (1730-1804)
187.  Elizabeth Carpenter (1741-????)


374.  Daniel Carpenter (1712-1784)
375.  Renewed Smith (1717-1766)

748.  Solomon Carpenter, born 23 December 1677 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States; died before 08 October 1750 in South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.  He was the son of 1496. Samuel Carpenter and 1497. Sarah Redway.  He married about 1702 in probably South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.
749.  Elizabeth Tefft, born 29 September 1687 in Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States; died before 1750 in South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.  

Children of Solomon Carpenter and Elizabeth Tefft are:
*  Elizabeth Carpenter (1703-????), married 1722 James Braman (1679-????).
*  Solomon Carpenter (1706-1743), married 1732 Deborah Reynolds (1708-1778).
*  Joseph Carpenter (1708-????).
*  Daniel Carpenter (1712-1784), married 1733 Renewed Smith (1717-1760)
*  Samuel Carpenter (1714-????)
*  Sarah Carpenter (1716-????).

1498.  Samuel Tefft, born 1644 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States; died before 20 December 1725 in South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.  He married about 1675 in probably Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.
1499.  Elizabeth Jenckes, born about 1658 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; died before 12 May 1740 in South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.  She was the daughter of 2998. Joseph Jenckes and 2999. Esther Ballard.

Children of Samuel Tefft and Elizabeth Jenckes are:
*  John Tefft (1676-1762), married 1698 Joanna Sprague (1676-1757)
*  Peter Tefft (1678-1725), married Mary.
*  Esther Tefft (1680-1726), married 1708 Thomas Mumford (1656-1726).
*  Joseph Tefft (1680-1735).
*  Mary Tefft (1683-????), married 1720 Matthew Newton (1679-1743).
*  Samuel Tefft (1685-1760), married 1710 Abigail Tennant.
*  Elizabeth Tefft (1687-1750), married 1702 Solomon Carpenter (1677-1750)
*  Tabitha Tefft (1688-????).
*  Susannah Tefft (1690-1737), married 1705 Peter Crandall (1672-1734).
*  Sarah Tefft (1690-1725), married John Witter.
*  Mercy Tefft (1696-????).

2496.  John Tefft, born about 1620 in England; died before 26 January 1676 in Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.  He married about 1640 in Rhode Island, United States.
2497.  Mary, born about 1618 in England; died 1679 in Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

Children of John Tefft and Mary Barber are:
*  Mary Tefft (1642-1682), married 1660 Samuel Wilson (1622-1682).
*  Samuel Tefft (1644-1725), married 1675 Elizabeth Jenckes (1658-1740).
*  Joshua Tefft (1647-1676), married 1672 Sarah.
*  Tabitha Tefft (1653-1722), married 1671 George Gardiner (1647-1724).

Information about these Tefft families was obtained from:

*  Carl Boyer 3rd, Ancestral Lines, Third Edition (Santa Clarita, Calif. : the author, 1998).

*  Linga L. Mathew, "John Tefft and his Children: A Colonial Generation Gap?" Rhode Island Roots, September 1992, page 76-78.

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1 comment:

McElrea ONS said...

Hi Randy,

I have Elizabeth Tefft's birth date as 1678 (per Stocking and Maria Maxon Tifft)Can you give me your source for the birth date you have for her? Elizabeth is my 6x great-aunt - her father Samuel is my 7th ggf.

Thanks,
Kathleen