Sarah Tefft

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Sarah Tefft, daughter of William Tefft and Elizabeth James, was born at Greenwich, Washington Co., New York, 18 March 1796.1,2,3,4,5,6 She died at Judsonia, White Co., Arkansas, 6 January 1881.7,8,9

Sarah married, as his 2nd wife, Consider White, whose ancestry is unknown, at Greenwich, 18 July 1819.10,11

In 1871, Sarah, her four surviving children, and their spouses joined together to sell the house and lot Consider had left them in his will. Consider originally purchased the property from William Mowrey in 1827.

It was about this time that baptists in the area were being called to join a mission and start a college in Judsonia, Arkansas. It would seem that regardless of her age (75) Sally responded with what little she had left from Consider's bequests and her small pension from his revolutionary war service.12


Consider White b. 12 Aug 1763, d. 6 Jan 1837
  • George Henry White8 b. 10 Mar 1821, d. 23 Apr 1911
  • Mary Augusta White8 b. 17 Nov 1823, d. aft. 1900
  • Noah Washburn White8 b. 25 Jul 1826, d. 9 Sep 1827
  • James Tefft White8 b. 21 Nov 1828, d. 28 Sep 1903
  • Darwin Washburn White8 b. 8 Mar 1832, d. 29 Oct 1909
This person was last edited on13 Dec 2017


  1. [S460] United States Census for 1880, Tenth Census of the United States, Harrison Town, White Co., Arkansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 284, sheet 59, dwelling 135, family 138, Peter S. Barker household, born in New York, age 83, digital image, (; original data: NARA micropublication T9, 1454 rolls, roll #874.
  2. [S459] United States Census for 1870, Ninth Census of the United States, Joliet Ward 1, Will Co., Illinois, population schedule, sheet 185A, dwelling 129, family 135, P. L. Barker household, age 73, born in New York, digital image, (; original data: NARA micropublication M593, 1748 rolls, roll #291.
  3. [S458] United States Census for 1860, Eighth Census of the United States, Greenwich, Washington Co., New York, population schedule, sheet 151, dwelling 1194, family 1161, Darwin W. White household, age 60, born in New York, owned $1000 in real estate, $300 personal estate, digital image, (; original data: NARA micropublication M653, 1438 rolls, roll #874.
  4. [S457] United States Census for 1850, Seventh Census of the United States, Greenwich, Washington Co., New York, population schedule, sheet 212A, dwelling 164, family 169, Sarah White household, age 54, born in New York, owning $2500 in real estate, digital image, (; original data: NARA micropublication M432, 1009 rolls, roll #611.
  5. [S1521] Mrs. Leister E. Presley, Cemeteries: White County, Arkansas, 9 vols. (Searcy, Arkansas: p.p., 1974), 25, further cited as Presley, White County Cemeteries.
  6. [S1507] Charles H. W. Stocking, The Tefft Ancestry: Comprising Many Hitherto Unpublished Records of Descendants of John Tefft of Portsmouth, Rhode Island (Chicago, Illinois: Lakeside Press, 1904), 30, further cited as Stocking, The Tefft Ancestry. states she was born in 1798.
  7. [S1521] Presley, White County Cemeteries, 25. Date is misprinted as 1891.
  8. [S1507] Stocking, The Tefft Ancestry, 57.
  9. [S1126] Letter from Kathy M. Ruf (Riverside, California) to Elaine Zeltner, 15 Jan 2001; photocopy in Compiler's genealogy files, Clarkdale, Arizona.
  10. [S1043] Washington Co., New York, Probate records, 1788-1916, B1:182-190, FHL microfilm 513861, further cited as Washington Co., NY Probate.
  11. [S205] White Bible Records, Bible Record of Consider White (Unknown publisher, bef 1803); Kathy Ruff, Riverside, California Photocopy Compiler's genealogy files.
  12. [S1547] Hudson Falls, New York, Deed records (Washington County, New York), 1774-1930; index, 1774-1959, 69-600, FHL microfilm 553479, further cited as Washington Co. Deed Records.