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Isaac Free

Also Known As: "Ferree"
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Immediate Family:

Son of N.N. and N.N.
Husband of N.N. Free
Father of Leah Virginia Sexton

Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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About Isaac Free

Please be careful when merging; web trees give him parents, but provide no citations other than other web trees. If you have reliable sources as to his parentage, please contact the curator.

The same is true his wife; no reliable sources have as yet been found that give her name, though she is named in some web trees, without citation.

Isaac Free (Ferree), born in Pennsylvania, appears in "The History of Whitley Co., KY," in the section concerning the William Saxson family; he is given there as the father of Leah Free.

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The following information concerns parents who are often connected to Isaac Free, but are NOT his family:

HIs wife's name has also not been determined! ONe tree at least is found giving her a name

  • Leah Sexton (born Free)
  • MyHeritage Family Trees
  • Cazee Family Tree Web Site, managed by Pamela Sexton (Contact)
  • Birth: Jan 1 1766 - New River, Grayson, Virginia
  • Death: Aug 18 1839 - Hobbieville, Greene County, Indiana
  • Parents: Isaac Ferree, Mary Ferree (born Copeland)

* Husband: William Sexton

  • Children: Charles Sexton, Archibald Sexton, Zadock Sexton, John Sexton, Olivian Jane Sexton, Isaac Sexton, Jacob Sexton, Benjamin Franklin Sexton, Margaret Peggy Sexton, Isaac Sexton

some want to attach his ancestry to the following:

 Arms makers of colonial America  By James B. Whisker pg. 119

Lefevre, Isaac Sr. Gunsmith. On 10 oct. 1712 Maria Warenbur, widow, transferred her patent for 2000 acres to Daniel and Isaac Leffevre [2 pa. Arch 19 at 529]. 1721-36, Lampeter Township, Lancaster, county [tax].

The Ferree and LeFevre families were discussed in Memorials of the Huguenots in America (Huguenot Pub. Co. 1901 cp. 12). Isaac Lefevre was a Huguenot who befriended Mary Warembug, widow of Daniel Feree, after the latter died. Isaac married Catherine, daughter of Mary and Daniel Ferree, sometime before 1700. the emigration papers of Catherine and Isaac were dated 10 March 1708 and carried the names of sons Andrew (c1701-) and John (c1703-). In England the met William Penn and Queen Anne and joined a party of 54 fellow Calvinists who left for America on 27 August 1708. They settled first in Esopus, NY….On 10 Octobter 1710a colony of Mennonites had secured the rights to settle a tract of 10,000 acres in Lancaster county which was surveyed by 26 April 1711. Madame Caherine Ferree LeFerve and her mother Mary Ferree arrived about 1712 in that area and Madame ferree died in Lancaster county in 1716. Her son Phillip (1687-1753, Q.V.) was reported to be among the first gunsmiths of Lancaster County.

LeFever, Philip 9c. 1710-1766). 1756-66, Pequa Valley, Lampeter township, Lancaster county [tac]. Philip was a gunsmith and tool maker in Lancaster county. He was the second son of Isaac and Catherine LeFevre. LeFevre's shop was located in Beaver Valley on mill creek. Since he was a cousin of Joel Feree (1710-17610, we may guess that Philip taught the trade to Joel, who may have been an apprentice about 1745 and may have started up his own shop about 1755. George Shumway, rifles of colonial America, pp. 318-21. Joel Ferree appraised Philip leFerve's estate on 4 Oct.ober 1766. The inventory showed: [end p 119 beg p120]

which is found as

ISAAC LEININGER Ferree**-10421 (Daniel FERREE**, daniel FERREE, Jean Fiere) son of Daniel FERREE**-10380 and Anna Maria LEININGER-10379 (MRIN:1287), who was born 1715 in Paradise, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He died before 2 Apr 1782 in Bart Twp, Lancaster, Pennsylvania . ISAAC married (1-MRIN:1377) ELIZABETH DUBOIS FERREE**-10422, daughter of Phillip FERREE**-10418 and LEAH CORLEA DUBOIS-10386 (MRIN:1732), on 1738 in , Lancaster, Pennsylvania. ELIZABETH was born 1718 in , Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She died before 3 Mar 1753. They had the following children:

  • + 9 M i. Isaac Free or Ferree **????-9631 was born 1740.

  • 10 M ii. ISAAC FERREE-10383 was born 1740. ISAAC married (MRIN:625) ELIZABETH ELLEMAKER.-10407

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Isaac Free's Timeline

Age 46
New River, Grayson County, Virginia, United States