Appx. 1660 – Appx. 1731

From VAN EATON & Allied Families, by Steven Earl Coulter, 1974:

Isaac Lefevre was born about 1660. According to A.D. Chidsey Jr., in his “A Frontier Village—Pre-Revolutionary Easton (.Pennsylvania),” this branch of Lefevres were French Huguenots driven from France at the time of the persecution of the Protestants. They settled first in Holland before immigrating to America. In 1683, Isaac Lefevre appears to have settled first in or near New York City. He took the oath of allegiance in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1687. Isaac died about 1731, probably in New Jersey.

Isaac Lefevre married first in 1685 to Janneken  Boudounck. She may have died following the birth of their son Abraham. Isaac m.2) June 23, 1689 to Wyntje, dau of Myndert Korten of New Utrecht. At least 1 son by each Wife-

1, Abraham Lefevre, bpt July 3, 1687; d. about 1743 (see below)

2. Myndert Lefevre, m. Nov 2, 1714 in Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, to Catharina Van Blarcun. At that time, Myndert was living in Bergen Co’ New Jersey. In 1731 he advertised his father’s farm for sale, between Per’th Amboy and New Brunswick.

Note: There were at least 3 other Isaac Lefevres in America at the same time.  One settled in Manakin, Virginia in 1699. The second Isaac settled in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania in 1712. The third Isaac was a son of Simon Lefevre who settled in Esopus, New York, between 1662 and 1665.

From “A VAN ETTEN – VAN EATON GENEALOGY” by Kitty Bell Van Eaton Ruggles.

Margaret’s ancestors left France and went to Holland when the Protestants were driven out of France. From Holland they came to America and in 1683 Isaac LeFevre settled in or near New York in a German community:

In 1685 he (Isaac) married Jannekin Boudounck-at the. Reformed Dutch Church in New York. It was at this church that his son, Abraham was baptized on July 3, 1687. In 1687 Isaac took the oath of allegiance in Brooklin. On June 23, 1689 he married his second wife, Wyntje, daughter of Myndert Korten of New Utrecht.
Isaac’s name appears on several wills, but with the exception of the above little is known of him.

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