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Marya (Montfort) Terhune (1776 - 1823)

Marya (Polly) Terhune formerly Montfort
Born in Conewago Township, York Co., Pennsylvaniamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1802 in Kentucky, United Statesmap
Died in Kentuckymap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Jan 2018
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Polly (Montfort) Terhune was part of the Low Dutch Settlements in Kentucky, 1780-1810

Baptism 3-3-1776 at RDC Conewago, given name as "Marya", daughter of Frans Monfort and mother Gertie Banta.

Stephen left Mercer County, Kentucky and along with other Mercer County families formed a second colony in the “Low Dutch Tract” in Shelby & Henry Counties where the related families of the Bantas, the Vories’ and the Montfort’s resided.

They had four children, John, Stephen, William & Patsy. Page 19 of the Van Nice Family History states that John was born in 1803 but there is no trace of the other three children.


  • Van Nice Family History 1661-1979, or Vannice, Van Nuis, Van Nuys. A Record of the Family of Isaac Van Nuys (or Vannice) of Harrodsburg, Kentucky son of Issac Van Nuys of Millstone, New Jersey by Carrie Allen 1916

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