Hello there Michelle,
My Lefurgey lineage commences with Jean de Laforge, a farmer who was a
Calvanist, ( Huguenot ), likely a resident of the Plateau area just
north of Lyon,
France, a strong protestant settlement during the religious wars. His
settled in Bushwyck, Long Island and some of the subsequent families
Staten Island, Phillipseburg Manor in Westchester County, N.Y. and in
eastern area of New Jersey. From these areas, the family scattered, to
parts of the continent, including, Nova Scotia.
My notes suggest that Rachel was the daughter of Nicholas and wife
Nicholas was the son of Nicholas Sr., 1710 - 1759, who in turn was the
of John Leforge, 1680 - 1751 and his wife Frances Marlett, 1692 -
03, 1751. John was the son of Adriaen Leforge and Jane Lozier ( Losee ).
Adriaen was born in France, the son of Jean de Laforge, and came to New
Amsterdam in 1652 with a Dutch settlement colony.
Nicholas Leforge, 1710 - 1759, had a brother David Leforge, 1708 -May
1787, married to a Catherine Drake, who died at Piscataway, December 04,
1790. That is all I have to offer for now on the Leforge/ Drake
You mention a Rachel, married to a Morris, going to Mason County,
as a Baptist preacher, I have in my notes, where some of the Leforge
resettled there as well. I live on Prince Edward Island where John
Lefurgy / Lefurgey settled. Some of my extended family, the Crosbys,
intermarried into the Drake ( Dratt ) family who settled here as
Thats it for tonite, it's my bunk time, kindest regards to all, J. David