Sarah Jeffries


Personal and Family Information

Sarah was born in 1852 in Tennessee, the daughter of unknown parents.

She died on 2 MAR 1922 in Benton County, Arkansas.

She had two marriages/partners. Her first husband was William Woods Black, who she married on 15 DEC 1875 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their only known child was Margaret E (1877-1877).

Her second husband was Frank Marion Selvy, who she married on 26 MAR 1903 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had no known children.


Place: Tennessee
Address: married at age 26, 15 Dec 1875, obit indicates 1852
Death2 MAR 1922
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Census1 JUL 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 20 to 21
Address: Osage Dwelling 342, family 337 Black, William, age 40, mw farmer $600, $700 forn Tennessee “ Margrate, age 37 fw keeping house, born Arkansas “ Mary 17 fw born Ark “ Catherine 14 fw born Ark “ Samuel 11, mw born Ark “ Thomas 5 mw, born Ark “ Sarah 1, fw born Ark dwelling 344 family 339 Jeffers, Obediant 51 fw keeping house Marion 27, Sarah 20, Rachel 17, Catherina 15, Nancy 14, Robert 10, Alexander 7, Obedient 7
Census3 JUL 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp dwelling 515, family 515 Black, William, wm 50 married , farmer born Tenn, f&m born Tenn “ Sarah wf 29, wife married housekeeper born Tenn, f&m Tenn “ Sallie wf 12 daughter single born Ark, f Tenn, m Ark “ Eva wf 8 daughter single, born Ark f Tenn, m Ark Jeffries, Robert wm 21, brother in law, single, farmer, born Ark f &m Tenn
Census19 APR 1910
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 57 to 58
Address: Osage Twp, dwelling 188, family 188 Woods , William W, head mw age 48, married1, 22 yrs, bornArk f&m United States, farmer __ Eva wife fw age 38 married 1 , 22 yrs mother of 5, 3 living , born Ark, f Tenn, m Ark __ Earl, son mw age 19 single born Ark, f&m Ark __ Eunice, daughter, fw age 9 single born Ark, f & m Ark __ Vada, daughter fw, age 8 months single born Ark f&m ARk Dwelling 189 family 189 Selvey, Frank M, head mw age 66 married 2, 6 yrs born Iowa, f&m United States __ Sarah, wife fw age 56 married 2, 6 yrs born Tenn, f &m Tenn
BurialMAR 1922
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Sarah Jeffries Selvy, Bentonville Cemetery findagrave 92651521


Note 1

*Obituary Rogers Democrat Thursday, March 9, 1922 {from The Bentonville Democrat}

Mrs.F.M. Selvy, an old and well known resident of Bentonville, died about four o'clock Thursday morning following a second stroke of paralysis last week. She was nearly 69 years of age. The funeral services will be held at the M.E. church Friday at 10 a.m. Mrs. Selvy is survived by five sisters, Mrs. D.S. Foster, Mrs. Jessie Blevins, Mrs. James Walker, all of Bentonville; Mrs. Tom Ford of Rogers, Mrs. Ike Bigelow of Greenfield, Mo. and a brother, Bud Alexander, who lives in Kansas.****


1. Jasper Newton Jeffries b.1838 –

2. Abigail Jeffries b.1839 d.1926 m. 20 Aug 1868 Jesse Blevins b. 1845 d. 1924

3. Armilda Jeffries b.1841 d. 1913 m. 1861 Robert Dickson"Dick" McCurdy b. 1836 d. 1908

4. William Marion Jeffries b.1842 d. 1914 m. abt 1868 1. Mary Fletcher

m. 22 Nov 1881 2. Emily "Emma" Jane Hunter b. 1861

5. Mary "Polly " Ann Jeffries b.1844 d.1925 m. 12 Dec 1869 James R Walker II b. 1851 d. 1916

6. Wesley Jeffries b.1845 –

7. Wilson Jeffries b.1847 –

8. John Calvin Jeffries b.1848 d.1919 m. 2 July 1868 Margaret S. Garner b. 1841 d. 1914

9. Sarah

10. Rachel Elizabeth Jeffries b.1853 d.1935 m. 25 Sept 1881 Thomas Weir Ford b. 1833 d. 1919

11. Ellen Catherine Jeffries b.1854 d.1949 m. 14 Nov 1877 David S Foster b. 1858 d. 1949

12. Nancy Jane Jennie Jeffries b.1854 d. 1922 m. 1878 Isacc L Bigelow b. 1844 d. 1925

13. Robert "Toby" Jeffries b.1859 –

The last two born were twins: 14. Mar Alexander "Bud" Jeffries b.1861 d.1947 m. 21 June 1891 1. Dora Clark

m. 1 Sept 1908 2. Hulda Stella (Ward) Pauly b. 1861 d. 1938

15. Obedient Lue "Sis" Jeffries b.1861 d. 1921 m. 1. Joseph B Ford b.1865 d. 1904

m.2. Daniel R Richards b.1869 d. 1936*******



first marriage William Woods Black 1830-1897 (his second marriage)

second Marriage Francis Marion Selvy 1844-1921

Note 2

Hastings, Maggie - Died, Feb 23, at the residence of her grandmother, Mrs.S.E. Black,Maggie Hastings in the 21st year of her age. The deceased was born in Benton Co., Ark July 13, 1879. Movedwhen a child with her parents to Texas.

There her parents both died, leaving her and a sister, still younger, orphans and in a strange land. Their grandfather, Wm Black , lately deceased, brought them under his fatherly care until his death. Maggie’s home was still with her Grandmother at the time of her death.

May that comfort and support which God the comforter alone can give be abundantly bestowed upon the bereaved siter and reelatives all. P. Carnahan.

(Benton County Democrat 3/8/1900)