Gazlay Family History

FamilyStephen Tefft



Personal Information

Record Created: 17 February 2010; Last Edited: 25 May 2015 
NameStephen Tefft
Born ca. 1793 in Connecticut1, 2
Married to Rebecca _____
Died 4 January 1866 in Griswold, New London County, Connecticut3, 4, 5


Spouse 1FamilyRebecca _____
Born ca. 1806 in Connecticut
Married to Stephen Tefft
Children of Stephen Tefft and Rebecca _____:
+1.FamilyJohn H. Tefft
Born November 1844 in Jewett City, New London County, Connecticut
Married ca. 1866 to Ellen O. Boyens
Married ca. 1888 to Jeanette Groves
Died 2 June 1916 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
2.FamilyGeorge C. Tefft
Born ca. 1845 in Connecticut
3.FamilyNeland P. Tefft
Born ca. October 1849 in Connecticut


  1. U.S. Federal Census, 1850, Connecticut, New London County, Town of Griswold, family of Stephen Tift (57, Connecticut, carpenter); Rebecca Tift (43, Connecticut); John L. Tift (6, Connecticut); George C. Tift (5, Connecticut); Neland P. Tift (11/12, Connecticut).
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1860, Connecticut, New London County, Griswold, Jewett City, Page No. 11, family of Stephen Tefft (67, Connecticut, farm laborer); Rebecca Tefft (54, Connecticut); Neelan Tefft (10, Connecticut).
  3. Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934, available at Stephen Tefft, died: 4 January 1866 in Connecticut, age 76.
  4. The Charles R. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions, Newspaper Marriage and Death Notices, ca. 1750-1865, and the Veterans’ Death Index. Stephen Tefft, died 4 January 1866 in Griswold, Connecticut, age 76.
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, Connecticut, New London County, Griswold, Page 37, entry for Rebecca Tift, age 64, Connecticut, widow.