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LEFEVRE RECORDS

 
7-001 Abraham LeFevre, 1706. Son of Isaac, 1669
8-001 John, b June 21, 1730, d Oct. 18, 1810. LeFevre Cemetery.
m Margaret Henning, b Jan. 7, 1729, d Feb. 16, 1786.
8-002 Peter, b Jan. 5, 1733, d Jan. 12, 1799. M.D. LeFevre Cemetery.
m Catherine LeFevre (8-013) b Feb. 18, 1740, d July 27, 1802.
John and Peter received the 300 acre tract gotten by Isaac for their father, Abraham. They divided the tract equally between them, John having the southern half adjoining Strasburg borough, and Peter having the northern half. George Newton LeFevre, the compiler of this Record, a great-grandson of John, was in 1918 the owner of 150 acres, the southern half of this tract, on which he lived from 1880 till his death. He had the Patent for this tract from William Penn with his great seal in wax, four inches in diameter and 3/8 of an inch thick. On this Patent Isaac LeFevre wrote and signed a transfer of it to his two grandsons, John and Peter. In the body of the transfer and in his signature the LeFevre name is written correctly as here given, but in the Old French form. In the Old French a capital letter was made by doubling the small letter, thus a capital A was written "aa"; a capital E was "ee," and a capital F was written "ff." As time went on some began to drop the one "f" and write it LeFevre. Then pronouncing it wrong, they began to write it Lefever. Many LeFevres thus got to writing the name wrong and it has been written in six different ways, but in the early legal documents the name is found written in its correct form. It was the original compiler's request that all names in this record be spelled correctly, LeFevre. 
7-002 Philip LeFevre, 1710. Son of Isaac, 1669
8-003 Isaac, b 1732, d July 1783. m 1766 to Eve (last name unknown).
Then m Jan. 13, 1773 Mary Cunkle, who d May 16, 1786.
8-004 Catherine, b Mar. 2, 1734, d Oct. 2, 1804.
m to Nicholas Meck, b Dec. 12, 1731, d Apr. 16, 1803. 
8-005 George, b Feb. 18, 1739, d Aug. 20, 1820. Newville, Pa.
m Feb. 1761 Anne B. Slaymaker. Then m Mrs. Quigley.
George LeFevre of West Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Pa., on June 1, 1762, bought 100 acres west of the Susquehanna River. On Jan. 14, 1767, he bought 10 acres 145 perches. On May 8, 1769, Christian Schlemmer of Windsor Township, York County, Pa., deeded to George LeFevre of Windsor Township, York Co., Pa., a tract of land called "Locust Hills," containing 68 acres 71 perches, also another tract of 91 acres 23 perches for pounds 325, equal to about $1600.
     When the Revolutionary War occurred, when he was thirty-six years old, George in 1775 joined as Ensign (corresponding to First Lieutenant now) the 3rd Battalion, under Col. David Jamison. After the War he returned to his home in York County, Pa. On May 1, 1780, he sold the last three tracts he had bought in 1767 and 1769, containing 170 acres 79 perches, to Jacob Dritt for pounds 6000, almost $30,000. Also on the same date to the same person he sold the 100 acres he bought in 1762 for pounds 7035.
     In 1785 George LeFevre with his family moved to Cumberland County, Pa., and bought a farm near Newville, and built a large stone house, that is still standing and good for another 150 years.
8-006 Elizabeth, b about 1742, d about 1791. m to Henry Christy.
8-007 Adam, b Feb. 27, 1745, d Feb. 15, 1814.
m Elizabeth Paules, b July 4, 1743, d Aug. 30, 1816.
8-008 Esther, b about 1747. m Henry Eckman, b Feb. 9, 1769, d 1795.
8-009 Eve, b 1748. m Aug. 6, 1764 to Rudolph Haup.
8-010 Jacob, b Feb. 24, 1753, d Jan. 8, 1827.
m 1774 to Susanna (last name unknown) who d 1780.
m 1782, Catherine Peterman, b May 22, 1756, d July 22, 1845.
Jacob LeFevre of West Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Pa., was the founder of the York County, Pa., family of LeFevres. His father Philip died in 1766. Being a minor under fourteen years of age then, the Orphans' Court of Lancaster County, Pa., on November 8, 1766, appointed his father's nephew John LeFevre (8-001) of Strasburg Township the guardian of his estate, as his father was quite wealthy. In 1773 he lived in West Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, but in the spring of 1774 it is believed he moved to York County, Pa. On Nov. 3, 1773 he bought from Christian Schibly, of York Township, York Co., Pa., 200 acres of land in York Township for pounds 1050 ($5100). His brother George (8-005) was one of the witnesses to the deed. The tract had been bought from the Penns on Oct. 30, 1736.
     After the death of his wife Susanna, he married on Aug. 28, 1782, Catherine Peterman of Windsor Township, York Co., Pa. On Mar. 11, 1783, John Peterman of Windsor Township sold to Jacob LeFevre of York Township 200 acres 46 perches for pounds 382, about $1860. On Dec. 15, 1783 he bought from Ulry Neff for pounds 22 all the grain in the ground of 22 acres, also 1 cow, 3 heifers, 2 feather beds, 1 chaff bed, 1 chest, and 1 large Bible. On May 21, 1787 he bought from Christian Rathfon, of Windsor Township, 100 1/4 acres, neat measure, including dower rights, for pounds 1050, about $5100. He was Justice of the Peace in 1804.
7-003 Daniel LeFevre, 1713. Son of Isaac, 1669
8-011 Christian, b Aug. 26, 1737, d Jan. 15, 1801. m Anne Firre.
On July 27, 1771, he sold 124 acres and allowances to Peter LeFevre (8-002) of 1733. He moved to Frederick, Md.
8-012 Mary, b Nov., 1738 (?). m to David Firre.
8-013 Catherine, b Feb. 18, 1740, d July 27, 1802.
m to Peter LeFevre (8-002), b Jan. 5, 1733, d Jan. 12, 1799. 
8-014 Elias, b May, 1743 (?) m Moved to Maryland. 
8-015 David, b April, 1745, d Oct. 1821. m Mary Zeller.
Some time before the Revolutionary War he moved to Washington County, Md., and settled along the Potomac River on what is called "the neck."
8-016 Esther, b Sept. 1748 (?) m to Jacob Luttman.
8-017 Solomon, b Jan. 1750.
8-018 Daniel, b Apr. 15, 1752, d Nov. 9, 1814.
m Apr. 1773, Elizabeth Peck, b June 10, 1752, d Nov. 19, 1809.
7-006 Samuel LeFevre, 1719. Son of Isaac, 1669
8-019 Catherine F. b Dec. 9, 1753, d Dec. 14, 1822.
m to Wm. Reynolds, b Jan. 28, 1744, d Aug. 28, 1801.
Grandparents of Gen. John H. Reynolds, killed in the Civil War at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa., on July 1, 1863. Catherine and William are buried in the Carpenter's Cemetery in Paradise.
8-020 Elizabeth, b Nov. 29, 1755, d Apr. 23, 1782.
8-021 Samuel, b Nov. 27, 1757, d Jan. 2, 1813.
m Sept. 7, 1780, to Susanna Leaman.
m Jan. 23, 1783 to Elizabeth Schofstall.
8-022 Joseph, b Apr. 3, 1760, d Oct. 17, 1826.
m April 14, 1785, Salome Carpenter, daughter of Dr. John Carpenter, b May 25, 1766, d May 9, 1795. Then m Sept. 20, 1796, Lydia Ferree, daughter of David Ferree (8-012) b Oct. 11, 1766, d July 11, 1802. Then m Mar. 3, 1803, Mrs. Catherine Eckman (nee Messenkop), b Feb. 15, 1767, d Jan. 13, 1835.
     In Harris' History of Lancaster County, Pa., it is recorded: Hon. Joseph LeFevre, a leading politician, and member of Congress from 1811 till 1813, was a citizen of Strasburg (now Paradise) Township.
8-023 Sarah, b Jan. 20, 1763, d Aug. 31, 1830.
Sarah died in Indiana, was m to Hugh McCalley.
8-024 Andrew, b Apr. 15, 1767, d before 1805.
8-025 Lydia, b July 10, 1770, d Feb. 1829. m to Thomas Algeo.
8-026 Mary, b Jan. 10, 1773, d Mar. 24, 1817.
8-001 John LeFevre, 1730. Son of Abraham, 1706
9-001 Mary, b 1754 (?) m to John Shultz b in Baden, Germany.
John came to America at the age of seventeen.
9-002 Elizabeth, b July 13, 1756, d Mar. 15, 1812.
m Dec. 13, 1781 Joseph Leaman, b May 1757, d July 11, 1833. 
9-003 Catherine, b Oct. 21, 1758, d before 1813.
m Dec. 17, 1782, to Daniel Keeports.
A daughter Elizabeth married John LeFevre (9-032).
9-004 Abraham, b 1761 (?), d after 1791.
9-005 John, b 1763, d Oct. 20, 1795.
m 1789 Elizabeth Howry, b Sept. 12, 1764, d Aug. 13, 1834.
9-006 Jacob, b Mar. 24, 1766, d Nov. 8, 1844 in Ohio.
m 1790 Rebecca Pachtel, b Dec. 4, 1770, d Feb. 3, 1829.
9-007 George, b Apr. 22, 1771, d Dec. 16, 1847. LeFevre Cemetery.
m Apr. 1796, Susanna Hartman, b Mar. 1774, d Feb. 11, 1872.
     "Grandmother LeFevre" (9-007) known to so many for so many years (she was nearly 100 years old), was tall, straight as a soldier, and quick on her feet. One winter morning in her 98th year, when a mist had put an icy coating on the kitchen porch, she went out quickly to feed her chickens. Not noticing the icy surface of the floor, she slipped, and falling, broke her hip. The shock and injury was too much for her system, and in a couple of weeks Grandmother departed from earthly scenes.
8-002 Peter LeFevre, 1733. Son of Abraham, 1706
9-008 Joseph, b Sept. 16, 1765, d Dec. 20, 1835.
m Jan. 1786 Susanna Bowman, b Apr. 17, 1769, d Jan. 23, 1840.
They moved to Adams Co., Pa. On Apr. 25, 1819, he bought 315 acres and 20 perches at $120.00 per acre, at what is now LeFevre Railroad Station in Adams County. He paid the cost of $37,815 with silver dollars brought in kegs by wagon from Lancaster County. It took several days to count the money. Buried in Christ Church Cemetery at LeFevre Station, near Littlestown, Adams Co., Pa. 
9-009 Catherine, b Sept. 23, 1769, d Jan. 27, 1771.
9-010 Mary b 1771, (?), m to Peter Eckman.
9-011 Peter, b May 6, 1774, d July 1844. LeFevre Cemetery. An M. D.
m Mary LeFevre (9-027), b Oct. 16, 1769, d Aug. 20, 1825.
9-012 Elizabeth, b June 6, 1777, m to John Valentine Vondersmith.
He was a gunsmith in Donegal Township. 
8-003 Isaac LeFevre, 1732. Son of Philip, 1710
9-013 John, b Apr. 3, 1768, d Nov. 1, 1791.
m Oct. 14, 1788 to Magdelena Shaefer.
8-005 George LeFevre, 1739. Son of Philip, 1710
9-014 Elizabeth, b Dec. 8, 1761, d Feb. 7, 1835.
m 1777 to Peter Tritt, b Mar. 5, 1755, d Feb. 24, 1839.
9-015 Lawrence, b Dec. 15, 1764, d Feb. 24, 1830. Newville, Pa.
m May 1, 1792, Veronica Alter, b Oct. 9, 1769, d Nov. 15, 1817.
Miss Alter was a sister to the wife of Gov. Ritner.
m Oct. 29, 1822, Salome Line, b Jan. 8, 1790, d Mar. 5, 1866.
9-016 Isaac, b Feb. 11, 1767, d 1854.
m June, 1807, Nancy McGahan, b Apr. 17, 1784. d Aug., 1829.
9-017 Mary, b Apr. 6, 1769, d July 5, 1825.
Of unsound mind, and lived with Lawrence until her death.
9-018 Jacob, b Sept. 14, 1771, d May 20, 1855. m Mary A. Fulweiler.
9-019 George, b Sept. 14, 1773, d 1791. 
9-020 Adam, b Dec. 30, 1775, d Aug. 22, 1861.
m 1804 Mary Jane Porter, b Apr. 17, 1788, d 1822.
m Mar. 25, 1823, Mary Denny, b Aug. 24, 1796, d June, 1861.
9-021 Peter, b July 24, 1778. m Agnes Curry. 
9-022 Anne Barbara, b Sept. 18, 1780, d Aug. 22, 1850.
m Dec. 13, 1798, to John Line, b Jan. 29, 1763, d Jan. 8, 1827.
9-023 Samuel, b Jan. 22, 1783, d Apr. 1, 1840. m Hannah Wiegner.
m May, 1823 Mary Ann Camp, b Dec., 1790, d June 14, 1868.
9-024 John L., Jan. 17, 1786, d Mar. 24, 1849. m Mar. 18, 1807 to Elizabeth Line, b Oct. 14, 1788, d Apr. 15, 1866.
9-025 Daniel, b Nov. 23, 1788, d Jan. 13, 1855. Colonel War of 1812.
m Dec., 1818 Henrietta Louisa Von Colson, near Meadville, Pa. b June 27, 1802, Hamburg, Ger., d July, 1892, Jamestown N. Y.
8-007 Adam LeFevre of 1745. Son of Philip, 1710
9-026 Catherine, b Dec. 15, 1767, d Dec. 18, 1854.
m to Henry Manderbaugh, b Aug. 29, 1762, d Aug. 15, 1825.
9-027 Mary, b Oct. 16, 1769, d Aug. 20, 1825.
m to Dr. Peter LeFevre (9 -0 II) b May 6, 1774, d July 9, 1844.
9-028 Elizabeth, b Sept. 28, 1770, d Sept. 14, 1857.
m 1787 to Daniel Esbenshade, b Aug. 11, 1765 d Sept. 24, 1856.
9-029 Henry B. b Apr. 11, 1772, d Sept. 26, 1844.
m Aug. 4, 1822, Elizabeth Hess, b Aug. 29, 1792, d Sept. 4, 1826.
m 1830 Elizabeth Smeltz Gall, b Sept. 25, 1787, d Sept. 3, 1875.
9-030 Jacob, b July 24, 1773, d July 6, 1826. Mylin's Cemetery.
m Mar. 9, 1802 Catherine Meek, b Nov. 22, 1780, d May, 1857.
9-031 George, b Sept. 25, 1774, d Oct. 15, 1815.
9-032 John, b Dec. 13, 1776, d Oct. 13, 1851. m Mar. 31, 1804 to Elizabeth Keeports, b Jan. 3, 1784, d Sept. 25, 1864.
9-033 Philip, b Apr. 6, 1778, d 1813. m Elizabeth Clack.
9-034 Adam, b Feb. 21, 1779, d Mar. 26, 1847.
m Catherine Erb, b May 27, 1781, d Aug. 27, 1853.
Founder of the Manor Township (Lanc. Co., Pa.) LeFevres.
9-035 Peter, b May 8, 1780, d July 22, 1830.
m Barbara LeFevre (9-045) b Oct. 15, 1789, d June 6, 1878.
Mr. LeFevre went to York County, Pa., with his uncle, Jacob LeFevre (8-010) of 1753, and bought a farm near York, Pa. In 1820 he bought a farm in northern York county near Goldsboro, Pa., to which he moved. On July 22, 1830, while harvesting, there was a thunder-gust, and he took shelter under a large tree and was killed by lightning that struck the tree.
9-036 Daniel, b Feb. 3, 1783, d Feb., 1852. ("Paradise Tanner Dan.")
m Esther Witmer, b Sept. 2, 1785, d Aug. 30, 1854.
9-037 Hester, b Dec. 6, 1784. m to Jacob Rathfon, b in Philadelphia.
9-038 Samuel, b Feb. 26, 1786, d Apr. 18, 1808.
8-010 Jacob LeFevre, 1753. Son of Philip, 1710
9-039 Esther, b May 22, 1776. rn to Michael Schaeffer.
9-040 Susanna, b Mar. 1, 1778. rn to Henry Holtzapple.
9-041 Anne Maria, b Feb. 21, 1780.
m Sept. 23, 1798, Philip King of Md. d before 1826.
9-042 John, b Nov. 29, 1783, d Jan. 26, 1866.
m Feb. 15, 1807, Catherine Hammer, b Dec. 1, 1784.
9-043 Jacob, b Feb. 14, 1785, d Nov. 21, 1833.
m May 1, 1804, Mary Jackson, b Dec. 24, 1784, d June 6, 1883.
He was raised from childhood and lived with his uncle, Major Baltzell, in Western Maryland, until his marriage.
9-044 Elizabeth, b Apr. 20, 1787. m to George Lantz.
9-045 Barbara, b Oct. 15, 1789, d June 6, 1878.
m Feb., 1812, Peter LeFevre, b May 8, 1780, d July 22, 1830.
9-046 Magdalena, b Feb. 17, 1792. m Mar. 10, 1814, to George Musser.
9-047 Sarah, b Aug. 18, 1794. m Aug. 20, 1820, to Samuel Boyer.
9-048 Lydia, b Dec. 9, 1796.
m Feb. 19, 1818 to Henry Smith who d before 1837.
8-011 Christian LeFevre, of 1737. Son of Daniel, 1713
9-049 Catherine, b Sept. 22, 1762, d young.
9-050 Henry, b Feb. 3, 1764, d young.
9-051 Anne, b Nov. 21, 1765. m to Peter Reese.
9-052 Mary, b Apr. 10, 1767. m to George Derr.
9-053 Sarah, b May 15, 1769. m. (?)
9-054 Daniel, b Apr. 27, 1771, d Aug. 6, 1856. m Frederick Co., Md.
m Anne Margaret Sulser, b 1773, d Dec. 26, 1859.
9-055 George, b Oct. 14, 1773, d Dec. 24, 1850. m.
9-056 Elizabeth, b Dec. 19, 1775. m to George Price.
9-056 Esther, b Mar. 28, 1778.
9-058 Samuel, b Mar. 10, 1780, d young.
9-059 Christian, b June 7, 1786, d Feb. 1871.
m Mar. 17, 1808 Jely Meloy, b May 17, 1789, d Aug. 1871.
He was six feet tall and well muscled, had deep set gray eyes and thick, bristling hair. His bearing was very military, and he was a commissioned officer in the War of 1812. He lived this life as a part of the life to come. Eternity was only the morrow of today with him. His Bible was his dearest companion.
8-014 Elias LeFevre, of 1743. Son of Daniel, 1713
9-060 Elias, b July 20, 1770, in Maryland.
m Sept. 23, 1794, Catherine Mathiot (or Carver), b Feb., 1775.
9-061 Elizabeth, b 1778. m to Mr. Bigger.
9-062 George, b June 15, 1790, d Mar. 11, 1840.
m Catherine Brown, b Aug. 27, 1792, d Oct. 17, 1867.
8-015 David LeFevre, of 1745. Son of Daniel, 1713
9-067 John, b 1770, d 1815. Will proved Nov. 11, 1815.
m Christianna Householder, b 1778, d May 15, 1863.
John was born on the farm that his father David took up and improved. It belonged to this family until 1865, almost 100 years. In 1823 John's widow moved with the children to Williamsport, Md., where she died, aged 85 years.
9-068 Catherine, b 1773, m before 1816 to Frederick Householder.
9-069 Henry, b 1776. m Eve Margaret Lingenfelter.
9-070 George, b Dec. 23, 1779, d Apr. 20, 1850 at Williamsport, Md.
m Elizabeth Lingenfelter, b Sept. 25, 1779, d Mar. 5, 1826.
9-071 Mary, b 1781. m before 1816 to Henry French.
8-018 Daniel LeFevre, of 1752. Son of Daniel, 1713
9-072 Mary, b Feb. 13, 1774, d Sept. 21, 1843.
m Sept. 28, 1793, Henry Strohm, b July 8, 1764, d July 9, 1834.
9-073 Susanna, b Jan. 22, 1776, d Apr. 12, 1838.
m to Jacob Hartman, b Nov. 24, 1768, d Apr. 8, 1846.
9-074 Elizabeth, b Sept. 10, 1777. m Jacob Ferree, b Dec. 19, 1779.
Jacob Ferree was a resident of Adams Co., Pa., in 1816.
9-075 Lydia, b Apr. 24, 1779.
m June 14, 1800 to Abraham Ferree, b Mar. 5, 1771.
They moved from Anne Arundel Co., Md. to Indiana.
9-076 Catherine, b Feb. 17, 1781.
m Jan. 16, 1798 to James Ferree, b June 16, 1778.
They moved from Anne Arundel Co., Md. to N. Carolina.
9-077 Sarah, b Nov. 9, 1783, d Jan. 1, 1854.
m May 20, 1806 to John Sides (Seitz), b Dec. 25, 1782.
9-078 Daniel, b Jan. 31, 1786, d Dec. 31, 1851.
9-079 Leah, b Nov. 15, 1788, d Strasburg Twp. m Andrew Oatman.
9-080 Isaac, b Sept. 24, 1790. m Apr. 25, 1815, (Nancy) Anne Harris.
9-081 Rachel, b Feb. 22, 1794. m to Christian Denlinger.
8-021 Samuel LeFevre, of 1757. Son of Samuel, 1719
9-082 Sarah, b 1781, d Dec. 28, 1840.
9-083 Hannah. m to Jacob Witmer.
9-084 Lydia, b about 1793.
8-022 Joseph LeFevre, of 1760. Son of Samuel, 1719
9-085 Susanna, b May 12, 1786, d 1860.
m 1822 (?) to Joel Lightner, b 1779, d 1850.
9-086 Lydia, b Apr. 26, 1789, d July 10, 1789.
9-087 Salome, b Feb. 12, 1791, d Aug. 1795.
9-088 John Carpenter, b Apr. 9, 1793, d Dec 1, 1863.
m July, 1823, Elizabeth McClung, b Jan., 1792, d June 29, 1855.
9-089 Joseph Smith, b May 8, 1795, d Apr. 10, 1875.
m Rachel Foster, b Dec. 24, 1799, d Feb. 10, 1874.
9-090 Mary Ann, b Oct. 13, 1797.
9-091 Lydia Ferree, b June, 1800.

 
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