Abraham Pittenger Terhune

25 July 1813–12 November 1878 (Age 65)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Abraham Pittenger

When Abraham Pittenger Terhune was born on 25 July 1813, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Daniel Terhune, was 54 and his mother, Antje (Anney) Williamson, was 44. He married Sarah Bergen on 9 January 1845, in Kingston, Franklin Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Montgomery Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 November 1878, at the age of 65.

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Abraham Pittenger Terhune
Sarah Bergen
Marriage: 9 January 1845
Albert Terhune

Spouse and Children

9 January 1845
Kingston, Franklin Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States


    Albert Terhune


Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Terhune


    Antje (Anney) Williamson





    Mary Terhune


    Anne Terhune



    Moicay Terhune


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 7

On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 19

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Dutch: unexplained. This has been a prominent family name in the Albany area since the 17th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Abram P Terhune in household of Albert Terhune, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abraham ? Terhune in household of Albert Terhune, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abraham Terhune, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"

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