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      These pages are dedicated to all "Terhunes" and "nee Terhunes" in an effort to preserve family history and promote family togetherness.   Terhune family lore includes both French and Dutch origins.  So far, all of the Terhunes that we have been able to connect to any immigrant all connect to the same immigrant, Albert Albertse ter Hunen.  He came from Holland to New Netherlands in December of 1637.  Fifteen generations of Terhunes have since been identified.
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The Terhune Family Tree

The Terhune Family Tree is a never ending project of James B. Terhune.   Mr. Terhune is making an effort to identify all of the Terhune descendants of the immigrant Terhune.  This effort 'daughters out' quickly (in order to control the mass of information).  To date, over 6,000 Terhune descendants (including spouses) have been connected to the Terhune Family Tree.  Additionally, over another 1,000 are awaiting connection information.  Mr. Terhune is tracking only the male line but if you like, we can put you in contact with genealogists that are researching the full line of the descendants of the immigrant Terhune (a much broader database).  This database has over 45,000 descendents plus 9,500 spouses and over 4,500 "Loose-leaf" files which have yet to be connected

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Terhune History

The first Terhune arrived on the ship "Calmar Sleutel" in December of 1637 from his home in Huinen, Holland.  Albert Albertse Terhune(n) settled on Long Island and married Geertje Dircks (Denyce).

Albert Albertse and Geertje Terhune(n) had at least seven children.  Their oldest son, Jan Albertse Terhune inherited the family farm and remained on Long Island.  The second son (third child), Albert Albertse Terhune, Jr., settled near what is now Hackensack, New Jersey.  Little is known of the third son (seventh child), Garrett Albertse Terhune other than he married and had at least one daughter.

Jan Albertse Terhune inherited the family farm near Gravesend on Long Island and built a large house with bricks and tiles imported from Holland.  One newspaper report indicates this house was still occupied as late as the 1920's but we have not been able to verify the fact.   This became the 'New York' branch of the Terhune family and seemed afflicted with a wanderlust that led them to all points of North America.  Many of the original family names around the Jamaica Bay area of Long Island occur later on the distaff side of the Terhune family history.

Albert Albertse Terhune, Jr. (we have added the 'Jr.' for ease of distinguishing between this Albert Albertse Terhune and his father, the immigrant) was the second son of Albert Albertse Terhune(n).  Whether he or his father was the actual member of a group that purchased 5,000 acres near to what is now Hackensack, New Jersey, is a question for historians but in any event it was the son who moved to New Jersey and built the first gambrel roofed house in that area.  No longer in existence, it is pictured in a 1934 newspaper article.  It was still Terhune occupied at that time.  This is the 'New Jersey' branch of the Terhune family.

Four daughters were born to Albert Albertse and Geertje Terhune.  Each married and the names of their spouses are available.  Our collection of connections tends to follow the male lines.

  In the late 1700's, two Terhune brothers, William and Garrett Terhune, descendents of Jan Albertse Terhune, determined to take their families and migrate from Pennsylvania down the Ohio River eventually settling in what is now Mercer County, Kentucky.  This adventure contains stories not only of the trip by wagon and raft, but of the experiences they found in the very rough country.  The area around Harrodsburg, Kentucky, was,at that time, filled with hostile Indians and farming was a very dangerous occupation.  They were members of a (then) Dutch Reformed Church that is now an historical site known as the Mud Meeting House (due to the construction of the walls of the church building).

Family lore insists the Terhunes were French Huguenot (HYOOH-guh-not) run out of France due to their religious beliefs early in the 1500's.  After two or three generations in Holland, inter-marrying with the Dutch, the first immigrant came to North America.  Many of the distaff side in the early generations in North America have French names.  However, the only Bibles that remain of the period are written in Dutch.

 

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The Terhune Letter
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The Terhune Letter© is a publication of and by the Terhune family.  It is published at least four times per year.  It is generally eight normal size letter pages and includes information about the doings of the Terhune family, both currently and over the last three hundred or so years in North America.  While most of the copies are distributed in the United States and Canada, it is an international publication.  Copies are in English only.

The Terhune Letter© commenced publication in September of 1993 and has a registered copyright.  Over 900 Terhune families receive at least one issue of The Terhune Letter every other year.

The Terhune Letter© is supported by the contributions of those who wish to help defray the costs and expenses of preparation and distribution of the letter.

Jim Terhune
1972 College Ave.
Batesville, Arkansas
72501

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New Terhune Books

Start Your Own Newsletter From Scratch
1996.  By Jim Terhune, as advertised in Everton's Genealogical Helper, Jan. - Feb. 1997, available from Clearfield Co., Inc., 200 E. Eager St., Baltimore, MD 21202.  Soft cover 5 3/8 x 8 3/8", 68 pages, $9.95 + $3.50 shipping (book #9565), Maryland residents add 5%, Michigan residents 6% sales tax.

In this book, Mr Terhune shares his expertise with those desiring to publish their own newsletters.  He begins with an overview of the actual publishing of the newsletter from instigation to mailing.  Then he takes each step, chapter by chapter.  Among specific topics discussed are layout, material for inclusion, hardware, software, developing a mailing list, format, graphics, regular features, and financing.

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Glory Terhune has published 'The Terhune Family, In A Direct Male Line From the Dutch Immigrant Ancestor to the Current Descendant, Charles Houston Terhune, Jr.'

81 pages. Illustrated. Indexed. Copyright 1997. Hard Cover. Printed and bound by the Andundsen publishing co.

You may obtain a copy by sending $17.92 plus $3.00 postage to the author, Glory Terhune, 4392 Chevy Chase Drive, LaCanada, California 91011-3203.  The book is exceptionally well written and carefully researched personally by the author and her husband including visiting most sites. Photographs and illustrations compliment a fine history of this branch of the Terhune family.

 

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A Terhune Family History and Genealogy
by:  Charles Terhune Duncan

     This book is derived from the decades of work done by by Dr. R.W. Terhune ( grandfather of Charles Terhune Duncan ) who authored the widely used Terhune Genealogy - Part 1.  Mr. Duncan explores the ancestral homeland of the immigrant Terhune and offers an plausible account of the circumstances of his immigration.  The book traces more than 2,400 descendants over 12 generations through a grandson of the immigrant, Roelof Janse Terhune.  The lines are supplemented with the work of genealogist Von and Walter Ballew - updating and adding to the accuracy of the connections.  Primarily the Terhune line runs from New York to Western Kentucky to Indiana.

Hard bound, 591 pages.  33 illustrations.  Indexed.  $44.95 plus $3.50 shipping and handling.  Indiana residents add 5% sales tax.

Available from the author:

C. T. Duncan
8080 N. Illinois St.
Indianapolis, Indiana
46260-2939

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Out Of The Blue
Jesus, Self-Realization, Death & Creation
by Mary Terhune, RN

available from Mary's website -
http://www.ournaturaldestiny.com

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'The Terhune Letter'; the first five years

compiled and written by Jim Terhune

Copies of the first five years of 'The Terhune Letter' in one wire bound stiff cover volume. Nearly 200 pages.  From the 3 pages of Volume 1 to the 48 pages of Volume 5.  Books will be copied and assembled only to match paid orders.  Please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery.  Ppd.  Send $65.00 per book to:

Jim Terhune
1972 College Ave.
Batesville, AR
72501

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The Kings Highway Dutch Reform Church:
A Brooklyn Historical Landmark
(Thanks to Stan Gloeckner)
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Correspondence From Others
 
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Terhune Pictures
 
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Terhune Headstones
 
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Terhune Cemetery
Greene County, Indiana
 
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Pension of
James T. Terhune
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Albert Payson Terhune
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Bridwell Terhune Ancestry

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Terhunes on line
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ON THE TRAIL OF OUR ANCESTORS
Donna Speer Ristenbatt Genealogy

A Terhune Family History and Genealogy
Charles Terhune Duncan

A Canadian Terhune Family
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Johnstone / Moffit Genealogy
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The Nowlin's Homestead
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