Perhaps the first LeFevre in America of whom we have any record was Peter LeFevre, who was in New Amsterdam in 1653. Other early LeFevres settled in other parts of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Two LeFevre brothers, Simon and Andre, arrived at Kingston, New York, some time before 1665, and 12 years later were among 12 men who received a patent for 40,000 acres of land in New Paltz, New York, from Edmund Andros, British Governor of the Colony of New York. They settled on that land, built stone houses, and created a unique community and government.
In addition to the original houses in New Paltz, there is a wealth of historical information about the Patentees and the more than eleven generations of LeFevres who have descended directly from Simon. Perhaps, you are one of those descendants or a descendant of one of the other LeFevres who settled in America long before the Revolutionary War.