An American Family History

Samuel LeFevre 1719

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.

Pennsylvania is one of the 13 original states and was originally founded in 1681 as a result of a royal land grant to William Penn, the son of the state's namesake.

Samuel LeFevre was born on June 28, 1719. His parents were Isaac LeFevre and Catherine Ferree.

He inherited the 383 acres in Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 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).

Lydia died on February 8, 1778. Samuel died on May 4, 1789.

He is buried in Carpenter's Graveyard in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Children of Isaac LeFevre and
Catherine Ferree

  • Abraham LeFevre
  • Philip LeFevre
  • Daniel LeFevre
  • Mary LeFevre Deshler
  • Esther LeFevre Harman
  • Samuel LeFevre
  • 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.

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