Knight Family Tree - aqwg650

Descendants of Richard And Sarah Rogers Knight


Cassius Morgan BRIMHALL [Parents] [scrapbook]-11457 was born on 29 Apr 1870 in Oxford, Oneida, Idaho. He died on 20 Apr 1944 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona from Coronary Occlusion - Chronic myocarditis. He was buried in City Of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Cassius married Lisania Jane KNIGHT-11163 on 1 Jan 1890 in Taylor, Navajo, Arizona.

DEATH: Name: Cassius Morgan Brimhall
Death date: 20 April 1944
Death place: Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona
Official Cause of Death: Coronary Occlusion - Chronic myocarditis
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document):
Age in years: 73y 11m 22d
Estimated birth year: 1870
Birth date: 29 April 1870
Birth place: Boise, Idaho
Marital status: Married
Spouse name: Lisania Brimhall
Father name: Noah Brimhall
Father birth place: Missouri
Mother name: Levina Jones
Mother birth place: Wales
Occupation: Rancher -retired
Street address:
Residence:
Cemetery name:
Burial place: Mesa, Arizona
Burial date: 24 April 1944
Film number: 2135637
Digital GS number: 4203673
Image number: 278
Reference number:
Collection: Arizona, Death Certificates, ca 1870-1951
Certificate on file

MEDIA: U4981 - Cassius Morgan Brimhall h/o Lisania Jane Knight - All Public Member Photos

BURIAL: Name: Cassius Morgan Brimhall
Maiden Name:
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1944
Event Place: Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States of America
Photograph Included: Y
Birth Date: 29 Apr 1870
Death Date: 20 Apr 1944
Affiliate Record Identifier: 62478850
Cemetery: City of Mesa Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2Q-SLFV : 13 December 2015), Cassius Morgan Brimhall, 1944; Burial, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States of America, City of Mesa Cemetery; citing record ID 62478850, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

BIOGRAPHY: Cassius Morgan Brimhall
(Copied from Lucia Griffith Kemp’s Book of Remembrance by James F. Kemp then
typed by Gary F. Kemp 11/28/93)
Cassius Morgan was born in Oxford, Idaho, and likewise came to Arizona with his
Parents, assisting his father on the home farm in Northern Arizona. He attended schools in
that area. ”Cash” was one of the taller sons, six foot to be exact, with dark wavy hair and brown eyes. He did not come to Mesa with his parents, but remained in Taylor where he was married to Lisanna Knight, 1890. After the birth of the four oldest children Cash and Lisanna traveled to St. George to have their Temple work done, and the children sealed to them. They traveled there in company with his brother Walter and wife, Roxel, who was Lisanne’s sister; by team and wagon. They moved to Mesa in 1900. While living in Taylor, Cash worked for the famed “Hashknife Cattle Company”. Upon their arrival in Mesa, they first lived in town, but later purchased property southeast of Mesa and still later bought 160 acres, farther east of Mesa where they kept a dairy herd, farmed and had a fruit orchard. They resided here nearly twenty-five years. It was said of Cash that he was always industrious and persistently exercised good judgment in the management of his affairs and the success that attended him was but the legitimate result of earnest and hard efforts. Cash also served as a Corporal in the Infantry Unit of the Arizona National Guard in 1913.
 
Between 1919-1922, he filled a mission in British Columbia, Canada leaving his two oldest sons Jesse and Morgan to help his wife run the farm. Upon his return, he continued his farming endeavors for some time but eventually moved back to town where he spend the remainder of his days, and in which his widow still lives at the age of 95 as of this writing. Cash’s remaining years were spent in public service.  Cash served as a cattle Inspector for a year and then was a State Land Appraiser for a number of years or until his retirement. He was always a staunch Democrat and in 1928, was elected a member of the Lower House of Arizona State Legislature. He always commanded the respect of his fellow men and will always be remembered as one of the well-known pioneers and successful farmers of Arizona. He held many responsible Church positions. Cash suffered a heart attack and passed away at his home in Mesa 1944, and is buried in Mesa Cemetery.

Lisania Jane KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-11163 was born on 15 Apr 1873 in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah. She died on 7 Dec 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. She was buried in City Of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Lisania married Cassius Morgan BRIMHALL-11457 on 1 Jan 1890 in Taylor, Navajo, Arizona.

MEDIA: U4980 - Lisania Jane Knight d/o Joseph Ether & Jane Lucinda Judd Knight - All Public Member Photos

BURIAL: Name: Lisania Knight Brimhall
Maiden Name: Knight
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1971
Event Place: Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States of America
Photograph Included: Y
Birth Date: 15 Apr 1873
Death Date: 07 Dec 1971
Affiliate Record Identifier: 62478859
Cemetery: City of Mesa Cemetery
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2Q-SLNW : 11 July 2016), Lisania Knight Brimhall, 1971; Burial, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States of America, City of Mesa Cemetery; citing record ID 62478859, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.


Joseph Ether KNIGHT [Parents]-11166 was born on 19 Jan 1866 in Santa Clara, Washington, Utah. He died on 20 Mar 1910. Joseph married Meca BLEVENS-11443 on 2 Aug 1909.

CENSUS: 1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Joseph E Knight
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866
Age in 1870: 4  
Birthplace: Utah  
Home in 1870: District 7 Eagleville, Iron, Utah Territory
Race: White  
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Eagleville  
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Knight 29  
Jane J Knight 32  
Joseph E Knight 4  
Jesse Knight 2  
Hiram S Knight
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: District 7 Eagleville, Iron, Utah Territory; Roll: M593_1610; Page: 273; Image: 555.

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Joseph Knight
Home in 1880: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Age: 14
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866
Birthplace: Utah Territory
Relation to Head of Household: Son
Father's birthplace: New York
Mother's Name: Mary
Mother's birthplace: England
Occupation: At Home
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Mary Knight 50  
Hyrum Knight 22  
Weyland Knight 17  
Joseph Knight 14  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: T9_1337; Family History Film: 1255337; Page: 108.4000; Enumeration District: 46; .

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Joseph Knight
Home in 1900: Holbrook, Navajo, Arizona Territory
Age: 34  
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866  
Birthplace: Utah  
Relationship to head-of-house: Boarder  
Race: White  
Occupation:Salesman  
Household Members: Name Age
Bert Maupin 42  
Joseph Knight 34  
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Holbrook, Navajo, Arizona Territory; Roll: T623 46; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 42.

Meca BLEVENS-11443 was born in 1870 in Santa Clara, Washington, Utah. She died on 15 Feb 1953 in Los Angeles County, California. Meca married Joseph Ether KNIGHT-11166 on 2 Aug 1909.


Noah Walter BRIMHALL [Parents] [scrapbook]-11464 was born on 5 Dec 1875 in Oxford, Oneida, Idaho. He died on 10 Jun 1958 in Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona from Congestive heart failure left and right - chronic bronchitus with pulmonary fibrosis. He was buried in City Of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Noah married Roxie KNIGHT-11167 on 9 Dec 1896 in Taylor, Navajo, Arizona.

FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave # : 30019676
Photo: Yes (3)
Person Photo:
Request:
Ownership: Yes
Cemetery: City of Mesa
City: Mesa
County: Maricopa
State: Az
Created By: 46842549
Managed By:

MEDIA: U4268 - Noah Walter & Roxie Knight Brimhall d/o Joseph Ether & Jane Lucinda Judd Knight - Wedding Photo (9 December 1896) - https://familysearch.org/photos/images/1603231
U4927 - Noah Walter & Roxie Knight Brimhall d/o Joseph Ether & Jane Lucinda Judd Knight - All Public Member Photos
U4933 - Noah Walter Brimhall h/o Roxie Knight - All Public Member Photos

Roxie KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-11167 was born on 9 Dec 1877 in House Rock, Yavapai, Arizona. She died on 12 Jul 1938 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona from Cancer of the Uterus - Anemia - Cancer of the Pelvis secondary to Cancer of the Uterus. She was buried in City Of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Roxie married Noah Walter BRIMHALL-11464 on 9 Dec 1896 in Taylor, Navajo, Arizona.

DEATH: Name: Roxie Knight Brimhall
Death date: 1938
Death place: Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona
Official Cause of Death: Cancer of the Uterus
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document):
Age in years: 59y 7m 3d
Estimated birth year: 1878
Birth date: Dec. 9, 1878
Birth place: Arizona
Marital status: Married
Spouse name: N. W. Brimhall
Father name: Joseph Knight
Father birth place:
Mother name: Jane L.
Mother birth place:
Occupation:
Street address:
Residence:
Cemetery name:
Burial place:
Burial date:
Film number: 2114690
Digital GS number: 4203185
Image number: 692
Reference number: 157
Collection: Arizona, Death Certificates, ca 1870 - 1951

FINDAGRAVE: Findagrave # : 30019733
Photo: Yes (3)
Person Photo:
Request:
Ownership: Yes
Cemetery: City of Mesa
City: Mesa
County: Maricopa
State: Az
Created By: 46842549
Managed By:

MEDIA: U4268 - Noah Walter & Roxie Knight Brimhall d/o Joseph Ether & Jane Lucinda Judd Knight - Wedding Photo (9 December 1896) - https://familysearch.org/photos/images/1603231
U4927 - Noah Walter & Roxie Knight Brimhall d/o Joseph Ether & Jane Lucinda Judd Knight - All Public Member Photos


Edwin Drew SOLOMON [scrapbook]-11463 was born on 2 Oct 1864 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 21 Jan 1945 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona from Cardiac decompensation - cardio renal disease. He was buried in Taylor Cemetery, Taylor, Navajo, Arizona. Edwin married Effie Jane KNIGHT-11168 on 16 Mar 1887 in Saint George, Washington, Utah.

DEATH: Name: Edwin Drew Solomon
Death date: 1945
Death place: Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document):
Age in years: 80y 3m 19d
Estimated birth year: 1864
Birth date: Oct. 2, 1864
Birth place: Salt Lake City, Utah
Marital status: Married
Spouse name: Elnora Jennings Solomon
Father name: William H. Solomon
Father birth place: England
Mother name: Elizabeth Drew
Mother birth place: England
Occupation: Rancher & Stockraiser
Street address:
Residence:
Cemetery name:
Burial place:
Burial date:
Film number: 2114729
Digital GS number: 4203263
Image number: 2596
Reference number:
Collection: Arizona, Death Certificates, ca 1870 - 1951

Effie Jane KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-11168 was born on 10 Nov 1871 in Eagle Valley, Lincoln, Nevada. She died on 15 Apr 1891 in Taylor, Navajo, Arizona. She was buried in Taylor Cemetery, Taylor, Navajo, Arizona. Effie married Edwin Drew SOLOMON-11463 on 16 Mar 1887 in Saint George, Washington, Utah.


Peter TEFFT [Parents]-11173 was born on 14 Mar 1671/1672 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. He died in 1719 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. Peter married Mary TEFFT-11174 in 1704 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.

BIRTH: "Peeter Tifft Sonn of Josua Tif by Sarah his wife, was borne ye 14th of march ye yeer 1671/2 in Warwicke" (Warwick Vital Records, A1:15)

BIOGRAPHY: On March 22, 1681 an order of guardianship was filed for "Peter Tift orphan son of Joshua Tift" (Warwick Town Book A1:27) Mr. Jireth Bull Sr., of Kingstown, John Greene Jr. of Warwick, and Samuel Tefft were chosen guardians.

I believe that Peter lived and grew to adulthood in the house of his Uncle Samuel. Hence Samuel calling Peter his "son" in his 1725 will. It is also notable that there was only one Peter Tift who participated in the Shannock Purchase of 1709.

In a deed dated 1759 (Stonington, Connecticut) Peter Tefft Jr (born 1699, Westerly Records)  names his grandfather Josiah Witter and "my Honoured-mother, Sarah Tefft, Daughter of mr Jofiah Witter"

Mary TEFFT [Parents]-11174 was born in 1683 in South Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island. She died in Jul 1738 in Voluntown, New London, Connecticut. Mary married Peter TEFFT-11173 in 1704 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.

Other marriages:
NEWTON, Matthew

BIOGRAPHY: It has been suggested that Peter's second wife was Mary Tefft, daughter of his Uncle Samuel and Aunt Elizabeth, and his first cousin. I had at first discounted this after looking at a copy of and a transcription of Samuel Tefft's 1725 will. It appeared that Samuel had named two daughters, Mary Tefft and Mary Newton. I thought that perhaps he had simply meant daughter-in-law Mary Newton, former wife of Peter. It turned out that Mary Tefft had been read incorrectly, it should have been Marcy (Mercy) Tefft. Fourteen years later Elizabeth also named her daughter Mary Newton in her will, but not Marcy Tefft. We also know that Mary Newton was formerly married to Peter Tefft from a deed from Matthew and Mary Newton to Samuel Tefft in Stonington (CT) Land Evidence 3:413 that reads "Mary Newton's former husband Peter Tift.". From these facts I think it is reasonable to conclude that Mary was indeed Mary Tefft, the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth.

They had the following children.

  M i Daniel TEFFT-11171 was born on 10 Apr 1712.

Joshua TEFFT [Parents]-11175 was born in 1646 in Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island. He died on 18 Jan 1676/1677 in Wickford, Washington, Rhode Island. Joshua married Sarah GREENE-11176.

BIOGRAPHY: THE STORY OF JOSHUA TEFFT (TIFT), by Larry Overmire (7th great grandson):
Joshua's story is somewhat of a mystery and probably will remain so. The fact is that he was executed for treason during King Philip's War, but the circumstances of what actually led to his execution are not clear. Accounts say that Joshua married a Wampanoag Indian girl. She may have been an illegitimate daughter of Maj. John Greene, a prominent figure in Rhode Island. Joshua, as the story goes, went to live with or near his wife's people and did not attend church services after that time. One story claims that Joshua's father went to convince him to return home when some Indians attacked and killed the old man. In any case, Joshua's wife Sara died shortly after giving birth to their only child Peter in March of 1671/72. Joshua was left a widower with an infant son and a farm to take care of. As fate would have it, he would be a man caught in the middle of two cultures in violent conflict and would pay with his life. Unfortunately, no records of Joshua's trial remain in existence, but historian A. Craig Anthony, who has been doing extensive research on Joshua and Sara, believes events unfolded this way:  
The colonies of Plymouth, Connecticut and Massachusetts Bay Colony had formed a confederation called The United Colonies of New England, intentionally excluding Rhode Island because of its policy of religious freedom. In 1675, the failed Indian policies of this confederation ignited hostilities with the tribes in what became known as King Philip's War. The United Colonials sent 1300 troops to Smith's garrison to try and take southern Rhode Island from the Indians by force. The Teffts, meanwhile, had lived in peace with their Indian neighbors in Rhode Island for 14 years. The Rhode Island government obviously was not happy with the invasion of the Colonials, but could do little except admonish them as "unwelcome intruders." As tensions increased, Joshua's extended family and most of his fellow Rhode Islanders fled to Aquidneck Island for safety, but Joshua chose to remain in Kingstown to defend his farm, which was adjacent to the Indian stronghold at the Great Swamp. At first, he was conscripted by the United Colonial troops, but escaped and returned to his farm, only to be captured and enslaved by the Indians soon after. The colonials attacked on Dec. 19, 1675, and Joshua was apparently forced to fight for the Indians in The Great Swamp fight, in which several hundred Narragansetts, mostly women and children, were killed. In that battle, records show Tefft mortally wounded Capt. Nathaniel Seeley of Connecticut. In January of 1676, Tefft himself was wounded while raiding farms around Providence and was captured by the Colonials. Charged with treason, Joshua made his confession in Providence, recorded by Roger Williams. In that confession, Joshua claimed he was at his farm making preparations to secure his cattle and join his family in Newport when the Narragansetts led by Chief Canonchet came to kill him, but when he begged for his life, they agreed to make him their slave instead, and took him to their fort. There he waited on his master Canonchet until he was wounded in the fight, then fled with the chief to a spruce swamp where they rested. He insisted however that he had never been armed. His story was not believed. Williams extradited him to Wickford in the custody of General Josiah Winslow (Governor of Plymouth) and Connecticut ambassador Capt. Richard Smith on Jan. 16, 1676. The prisoner was taken to Capt. Smith's garrison (now called Smith's Castle in North Kingstown). Two days later he was executed, having been convicted of high treason, various accounts contending that he scalped a miller, fired on Colonial soldiers and wounded Capt. Seeley. The fact that he was known not to have attended church, a considerable offense to the strict Puritan sensibility of the United Colonials, was also used against him at his trial. His execution was brutal. The 1647 Rhode Island statute read: "For High Treason (if a man) he being accused by two lawfull witnesses or accusers, shall be drawn upon a Hurdell unto the place of Execution, and there shall be hanged by the neck, cutt down alive, his entrails and privie members cutt from him and burned in his view; then shall his head be cutt off and his body quartered; his lands and goods all forfeited." After the execution, tradition says Joshua's head was used for sport by the soldiers and stuck upon the fencepost at Smith's garrison. But Joshua's story doesn't end there. After the war, the Rhode Island government, separate from the United Colonial government that prosecuted the case, defied the legal penalty and through a series of legal maneuverings restored Joshua's inheritance to his son Peter, leaving historian Anthony to speculate that Rhode Island did not consider Tefft to be the traitor that the United Colonial government did. In fact, Anthony believes Tefft may have been unjustly executed, and might even be considered a patriot. The truth may never be known, but certainly Joshua Tefft was a man caught in the middle. The Native Americans were no doubt his relatives, friends and neighbors, while the English were his countrymen, to whom most of that time would say he owed his allegiance. Whether Joshua was truly a villain, or merely an innocent victim of the violent times in which he lived, remains an open question.

Sarah GREENE-11176 was born in 1650 in South Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island. She died on 16 Mar 1671/1672 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. Sarah married Joshua TEFFT-11175.

They had the following children.

  M i Peter TEFFT-11173 was born on 14 Mar 1671/1672. He died in 1719.

Matthew NEWTON-15997 was born in 1690 in England. He died in 1720 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. Matthew married Mary TEFFT-11174 on 12 Jan 1721 in South Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island.

N.A.F.H.: Matthew Newton in the North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000
Name: Matthew Newton
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 1690
Birth Place: England
Spouse: Mrs Matthew Newton
Child: Matthew Newton
Source Citation: Book Title: A letter written to a Brother Bennett in behalf of the Genealogical Society of Utah
Source Information: Ancestry.com. North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.

Mary TEFFT [Parents]-11174 was born in 1683 in South Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island. She died in Jul 1738 in Voluntown, New London, Connecticut. Mary married Matthew NEWTON-15997 on 12 Jan 1721 in South Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island.

Other marriages:
TEFFT, Peter

BIOGRAPHY: It has been suggested that Peter's second wife was Mary Tefft, daughter of his Uncle Samuel and Aunt Elizabeth, and his first cousin. I had at first discounted this after looking at a copy of and a transcription of Samuel Tefft's 1725 will. It appeared that Samuel had named two daughters, Mary Tefft and Mary Newton. I thought that perhaps he had simply meant daughter-in-law Mary Newton, former wife of Peter. It turned out that Mary Tefft had been read incorrectly, it should have been Marcy (Mercy) Tefft. Fourteen years later Elizabeth also named her daughter Mary Newton in her will, but not Marcy Tefft. We also know that Mary Newton was formerly married to Peter Tefft from a deed from Matthew and Mary Newton to Samuel Tefft in Stonington (CT) Land Evidence 3:413 that reads "Mary Newton's former husband Peter Tift.". From these facts I think it is reasonable to conclude that Mary was indeed Mary Tefft, the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth.

They had the following children.

  M i Israel NEWTON-15995 was born on 9 Dec 1788. He died on 11 Apr 1864.

Samuel TEFFT-17531 was born in 1644 in Providence County, Rhode Island. He died on 20 Dec 1725 in Washington County, Rhode Island. Samuel married Elizabeth JENCKES-17532.

Elizabeth JENCKES-17532 was born in 1658 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts. She died on 12 May 1740 in Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island. Elizabeth married Samuel TEFFT-17531.

They had the following children.

  M i John TEFFT-17529 was born in 1676. He died in 1762.
  F ii Mary TEFFT-11174 was born in 1683. She died in Jul 1738.

John TEFFT-11177 was born in 1614 in England. He died on 26 Jan 1676 in Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island from Beheaded by Indians 26 Jan 1675/76 while trying to rescue his son Joshua.. He was buried in John Tefft Lot, South Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island. John married Mary Magdalen BARBER-11178 in 1638 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.

BIOGRAPHY: Exerpts from " The Tefft Papers" Tefft Historical Park and other works:
English immigrant John Tefft purchased 500 acres of land encompassing the site sometime between 1658 and 1672. The original deed has not survived. John Tefft served as a witness to the second Pettaquamscutt Purchase of 1661, and possibly laid out his share soon after. From land evidence records of adjoining neighbors, and from the Fones Record, we learn the location and extent of John Tefft's holdings. From John Tefft's 1674 will, we also learn that he owned a 20 acre homestead along the Pettaquamscutt River in the Tower Hill area of the Pettaquamscutt Purchase. King's Province was the area of Rhode Island that is in the southeast portion but on the west side of Narragansett Bay. John was the interpreter for the five wealthy purchasers of the property known as the Pettasquamsett Purchase (and at least part of the area known as the “King's Province�����) and also acted as witness to the purchase from the Indians. He then went on to purchase 500 acres of this purchase from those men in 1661 making him one of 19 original settlers to this area of Rhode Island. It appears that Joshua and Samuel Tefft, John's only sons, settled the 500 acre property and began to raise livestock, cattle in particular, in the mid-1660s. The homestead site, situated near the geographical center of the property, seems to suggest that it was probably selected first before the boundaries were run. Situated nearby a natural protective peninsula in the Genessee Swamp called Tobeys Neck, along with the natural springs and fertile ground, the site was ideal for agricultural pursuits.
There is documentary evidence that both Joshua Tefft and his brother Samuel spoke the native Algonquin language. (Providence Town Papers, 1:364, LaFantasie, 2:711) Joshua Tefft mentions his cattle and "his farme a mile and a half from Puttuckquomscut" in a deposition taken by Roger Williams in 1676. (LaFantasie, 2:711) For fourteen years the Tefft family lived peacefully with their Narragansett neighbors, until the outbreak of King Philip's War in 1675. While the Tefft family sought safety on Aquidneck Island, Joshua remained behind to care for the cattle. Joshua Tefft did not survive the war. In the decade following King Philip's War, the land remained largely abandoned due to Rhode Island's recurrent boundary conflict with the colony of Connecticut. However, Samuel Tefft returned to re-occupy and work his father's land in the mid-1680s, being taxed nine shillings by the Andros administration in 1687. Documentary and archaeological evidence suggests that the foundation of Samuel's 17th century dwelling house still exists on the property and it is of prime importance in understanding the nature of the property. (John Tefft supposedly was beheaded by the Indians after his capture in an attempt to rescue his son Joshua who had be taken prisoner by the Indians, Joshus Tefft was murdered at the same time as his father (This is all unproven)).

BURIAL: John Tefft in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name:John Tefft
Birth Date:1615
Birth Place:England
Death Date:26 Jan 1675
Death Place:Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Cemetery:John Tefft Lot
Burial or Cremation Place:South Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Has Bio?:Y
Spouse:Mary Tefft
Children:
Samuel Tefft
Tabitha Gardiner
Joshua Tefft
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

Mary Magdalen BARBER-11178 was born on 24 Jun 1618 in Berkshire County, England. She died on 26 Jan 1678 in Kingstown, Providence, Rhode Island. Mary married John TEFFT-11177 in 1638 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.

BURIAL: Mary Tefft in the Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current
Name:Mary Tefft
Maiden Name:Barber
Birth Date:1618
Birth Place:England
Death Date:1680
Death Place:Providence County, United States of America
Has Bio?:Y
Source Information Ancestry.com. Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

MARRIAGE: Mary Barber in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Name:Mary Barber
Gender:Female
Birth Place:RI
Birth Year:1618
Spouse Name:John Tefft
SpouseBirth Place:RI
Spouse Birth Year:1614
Number Pages:1
Source Citation: Source number: 233.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MAB
Source Information: Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

They had the following children.

  F i Elizabeth TEFFT-15617 was born in 1646. She died in 1722.
  M ii Joshua TEFFT-11175 was born in 1646. He died on 18 Jan 1676/1677.

Philip Pardon TILLINGHAST [Parents] [scrapbook]-17306 was born on 5 Nov 1707 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island. He died on 5 Mar 1787 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island. He was buried in Tillinghast Lot, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island. Philip married Alice THOMAS-17307.

Alice THOMAS [scrapbook]-17307 was born on 24 Jun 1713 in Richmond, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 19 Jan 1777 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island. She was buried in Tillinghast Lot, Eas Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island. Alice married Philip Pardon TILLINGHAST-17306.

They had the following children.

  M i Pardon TILLINGHAST-11179 was born on 2 Feb 1735. He died on 3 May 1805.
  M ii Thomas TILLINGHAST-25832 was born on 21 Aug 1742. He died on 26 Aug 1821.

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