LeFevre is also spelled Ferber, LaFevre, LaFever, Lefebre, LeFever,and LeFevere. It is from the original Northern French surname Lefebvre or Lefèvre. It means smith. The Pennsylvania LeFevres is available on CD.
He inherited the 383 acres in Paradise which was his father's share of the original 2,300 acres.
Samuel was a miller.
He married Lydia Ferree. Lydia was the daughter of Andrew Ferree.
The children of Lydia and Samuel included:
Catherine LeFevre (1753, married William Reynolds),
Elizabeth LeFevre (1755),
Samuel LeFevre (1757, married Susanna Leaman and Elizabeth Schofstall), Joseph LeFevre (1760),
Sally LeFevre (1763),
Lydia LeFevre (1766),
Andrew LeFevre (1767), and
Mary LeFevre (1773).
He is buried in Carpenter's Graveyard in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Europeans began to settle in the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania area about 1710. It was part of Chester County until May 10, 1729.
from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
LeFever, Joseph, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Strasburg Township, near Paradise, Lancaster County, Pa., April 3, 1760; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Twelfth Congress (March 4, 1811-March 3, 1813); resumed his agricultural pursuits; died in Paradise Township, Lancaster County, Pa., October 17, 1826; interment in Carpenter’s Graveyard.
from Biographical Annals of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
William Reynolds, who had come to this country in 1762. William married Catharine Ferree Lefevre, and served in the Revolutionary war.