Zerriah Jenkins was born on 4 February 1834 at Robbinston, Washington County, Maine. She died on 22 February 1889 at Hamlin township, Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, and was buried at Dawson, Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota. Her husband was Robert H. Safford. Her nickname was "Zerrie." She has also been called "Sarah."
Seeking information about Zerriah's parental family. Her father was William Woodward Jenkins, and her mother was Hannah Poor. Both are buried at Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Zerriah had a younger sister named Roberta.