The LeFevre Family Association is a family association within the New Paltz Huguenot Historical Society. It was started in 1967 by descendants of Simon LeFevre to assist the Society in purchasing and maintaining the LeFevre House in New Paltz, New York. Simon LeFevre was one of twelve men, called patentees, who received in 1677 a patent for land in New Paltz from Governor Andros (Governor of the Colony of New York). Simon LeFevre and the other patentees settled in New Paltz and built stone houses, some of which are still standing today on Huguenot Street. Huguenot Street is the oldest street in America with its original houses and is a National Historic Landmark.
We are an organization of LeFevre Family members who volunteer our time. Its purpose is to maintain the LeFevre House and to assist the Huguenot Historical Society in preserving, maintaining, and protecting the old houses on Huguenot Street, to educate youth and adults concerning the American heritage and historical region of New Paltz, and to perpetuate and commemorate the virtues and ideals of the Huguenot patentees. Recent activities of the Association include producing a LeFevre genealogy and newsletters, hosting LeFevre House open houses, promoting historic preservation, and sharing family history.