Bio of William Lefever
The family of William Lefever is
registered with the East Tennessee Historical Society at the
McClung Library in Knoxville as a First Family of Tennessee.
That is, William Lefever was born in 1795 in Tennessee prior to
its becoming a state. He married Sarah.
His land grant is recorded in Henry County, TN - Land Grant
#3554, 128 acres, 15 Sep 1847 (W. T. Book A. p. 592).
William died in 1852. His will is recorded in Henry County,
Tennessee (1844-1856, p. 473).
Children of William and Sarah Lefever listed in 1850 census of
Henry County, Tennessee were:
John Lefever born circa 1830 in TN.
Sarah J. Lefever born circa 1834.
Harriet Lefever born circa 1835.
Josephine Lefever born circa 1838 married John H. Winsor.
Narcissa Lefever born circa 1842 married John R. Story on 9
John Lefever, son of William, was born circa 1830 in TN. He
married Averilla Ballard, the daughter of Billy and Patsy
Ballard, on 6 Jan 1863 in Henry County, TN.
Children of John and Averilla were:
William Luther Lefever born November 1852 in Henry County, TN,
married Mary Elizabeth Crank.
Robert N. Lefever born circa 1855 in Henry County, TN.
John W. Lefever born circa 1857 in Henry County, TN
Mary Elizabeth Lefever born circa 1860 in Henry County, TN.
Married George Hart.
Betty J. Lefever born circa 1862 in Henry County, TN. Married
James H. Lefever born June 1865 in Henry County, TN. Died 1951,
buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Married Mary Etta Jackson.
Alice E. Lefever born 1870 in Henry County, TN. Died 1944,
buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Married W. Tom Robinson.
Sam S. Lefever born circa 1875 in Henry County, TN. Married Vera
William Luther Lefever, son of John, was born November 1852 in
Henry County, TN, married Mary Elizabeth Crank born September
1853 in TN. They married between 1877 and 1878 in TN. Mary
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Crank was the daughter of Richard Henry Crank
and Sarah Drusilla Locke.
Children of William Luther and Mary Elizabeth were:
Ethel Lefever born 20 March 1881, died 16 May 1973 in Henry
County, TN. Married Luther Fleming Lawrence.
William Nolan Lefever born December 1887. Married Lola G.
Sally Lefever born January 1891. Married Arlanda Etheridge.