Terhune Family Genealogy
Terhune Family Genealogy

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1. Daniel Terhune - was born in NJ.
Daniel married Anne Williamson. Anne was born in NJ.

Daniel - was a soldier in the Revolution.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  William Terhune was born on 1 Mar 1799 in Middlesex Co., NJ and died on 27 Oct 1881 in Menard Co., IL . See #2. below.
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2. William Terhune - was born on 1 Mar 1799 in Middlesex Co., NJ and died on 27 Oct 1881 in Menard Co., IL . He was the son of Daniel Terhune and Anne Williamson.
William married Hannnah Shanklin on 5 Mar 1829 in Fleming Co., KY. Hannnah was born on 25 Aug 1805. She was the daughter of Gordon Shanklin Sr and Anna Hart. She died on 3 Jan 1871 in Petersburg, IL .

William -

Census: 1850 Fleming Co., KY R 199, p. 355a, line 30, Dist. 1:
name age occupation born in
William Terhune 51 Farmer b.??,
Hannah Terhune 46   b. KY,
James Terhune 19 Farmer b. KY
Margaret E. Terhune 17   KY
Lucian Terhine 17 Farmer KY
Mary J. Terhune 12   b. KY
William Terhune 9   b. KY
Grace Isabel Terhune 4   b. KY
John E. McClary 13 in school b. KY
Moicey? Terhune 53   b. NJ

 
Lived with his son William in 1880 Census.

Census: 1880 Indian Creek, Menard, Illinois
name relation age born in occupation father born mother born  
William Terhine self 38 Ky Farmer NJ Ky  
Sarah A. Terhune wife 37 Il Keeps House OH OH  
Jennie Terhune dau 5 IL   KY IL  
Ellen Terhune dau 3 IL   KY IL  
William Terhune Father 81 NJ NJ NJ    
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  James Terhune was born on 8 Jul 1829 in Fleming Co. KY and died on 6 Apr 1885 in Curtis, Menard Co. IL . See #3. below.
ii.  Margaret Ellen Terhune was born on 30 Jun 1833 in Fleming Co., KY and died Apr 1926 in Brisbee, AZ .
iii.  WIlliam Terhune was born in 1841/1842 in Ky.
WIlliam married Sarah. Sarah was born in 1842/1843.
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3. James Terhune - was born on 8 Jul 1829 in Fleming Co. KY and died on 6 Apr 1885 in Curtis, Menard Co. IL . He was the son of William Terhune and Hannnah Shanklin.
James married Ann ELizabeth Harrison on 4 Nov 1851 in Flemingsburg, Fleming Co. KY. Ann was born on 6 Mar 1831 in Fleming Co. KY. She died on 15 Jun 1887 in Curtis, Menard Co. IL .

Ann - Source: http://www.alkire.org/gen/ohio/d0035/f0000057.html#I32086

James - Source: http://www.alkire.org/gen/ohio/d0035/f0000057.html#I32085
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Charles L. Terhune was born on 2 Feb 1861 in near Curtis, Menard Co., Ill.

Charles -

PAST AND PRESENT OF MENARD COUNTY, ILLINOIS - 1905

 
Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company
 
Page 483
 
CHARLES L. TERHUNE, a native son of Menard county, was born near Curtis, on the 2d of February, 1861, and throughout the period of his manhood has been identified with agricultural and stock raising interests in this portion of the state. He is a son of James and Ann Elizabeth (Harrison) Terhune, who were natives of Kentucky. In 1853 the father became a resident of Menard county, establishing his home at Petersburg, but after a brief residence there he took up his abode at Indian Point and subsequently purchased land near Curtis. It was upon the last mentioned farm that Charles L. Terhune was born. Throughout his entire life the father carried on agricultural pursuits and devoted his energies to the further development and improvement of his farm near Curtis until his death, which occurred June 15, 1887, when he was fifty-six years of age. His wife died April 6, 1885, at the age of fifty-five years.
 
In the Smoot district school Charles L. Terhune acquired a knowledge of the common branches of English learning and was therefore qualified for the discharge of life's practical duties. His farm training received under his father's direction fitted him for the work to which he has given his energies through his entire life and in which he is now meeting with well merited prosperity. At the age of twenty-two years he rented a farm for a year and then became a land owner, making purchase of one hundred acres, upon which he yet resides. He has erected here a good house and substantial barn and, in fact, all of the improvements upon the place stand as monuments to his thrift and enterprise. In his work he prospered and as his financial resources increased he added to his property until he now has two hundred acres of well improved land. In connection with the tilling of the soil he is engaged in breeding of fine trotting horses, having the tin Plate and Kennish breed of horses. He also raises white face cattle and Berkshire hogs and he has none but high grade animals upon his place.
 
On the 16th of February, 1886, Mr. Terhune was united in marriage to Miss Mary S. Rutledge, a daughter of J. N. Rutledge, who is mentioned on another page of this volume. Their union has been blessed with three children: Robert E., born February 12, 1887; Mabel Anna, born September 6, 1892; and Paul Rutledge, born November 9, 1897. Mr. and Mrs. Terhune are consistent Christian people, the former holding membership in the Presbyterian church and the latter in the Cumberland Presbyterian church and their influence is ever on the side of right, progress, reform and justice. Mr. Terhune fraternally is connected with the Court of Honor, while his political allegiance is given to the Republican party. He has served as a member of the school board for six years. He is a practical business man and brings to the discharge of his official duties the same element of strong common sense and business-like perception that are manifest in the control of his private interests.
ii.  John William Terhune was born on 20 Jan 1853 in Flemingsburg, Fleming Co. KY and died on 15 Aug 1945 in Petersburg, Menard Co. IL .
John married Mary E. Smoot on 26 Mar 1879 in Petersburg, Menard Co. IL. Mary was born on 2 Dec 1854 in IL. She died on 15 Feb 1906 in Menard Co. IL .

Mary - Father: William Coleman Smoot Mother: Catherine Ann Engle

John -

PAST AND PRESENT OF MENARD COUNTY, ILLINOIS - 1905

 
Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company
 
Page 300
 
JOHN W. TERHUNE, an enterprising farmer and business man and one of the worthy and valued citizens of Menard county, whose influence is ever on the side of right and progress, was born in Fleming county, Kentucky, near Flemingsburg, January 20, 1853, his parents being James and Ann Elizabeth (Harrison) Terhune, who were also natives of Kentucky. The father, a farmer by occupation, came to Menard county in 1853, locating at Petersburg, but after a short time he removed to Indian Point and subsequently purchased land near Curtis. There he began farming and stock raising and continued to reside near Curtis until his death, which occurred in November, 1884, when he was fifty-six years of age, while his wife died in May, 1886, at the age of fifty-five years.
 
John W. Terhune acquired his education in the common schools of Menard county and remained under the parental roof until twenty-four years of age, when he removed to the farm on which he now resides. It was purchased for him and his wife by her father shortly after their marriage. In 1885 Mr. Terhune added to it a tract of eighty-eight acres and has since bought other property until how his landed possessions aggregate four hundred and forty acres of rich and arable land, upon which he has placed many improvements. He has tiled the fields, erected substantial buildings and now have an excellent farm which, in its neat and thrifty appearance, indicate the careful supervision of a progressive owner. He also aided in organizing the telephone company and was its president two years.
 
On the 26th of March, 1879, Mr. Terhune was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Smoot, a daughter of W. C. and Catherine (Engle) Smoot. Both Mr. and Mrs. Terhune are earnest and consistent Christian people and take a very active and helpful part in church work. For a number of years he has been and is now an elder in the Presbyterian church at Sweetwater, Illinois, is superintendent of the Sunday-school and for twenty-two consecutive years was a Sunday-school teacher. His wife is superintendent of the Sunday school of the Christian church and has been for ten years. Mr. Terhune has also been a leader of the choir and has taken a most helpful part in various lines of the church activities. For seven generations, with one exception, his family have been represented in the church eldership. He has been vice president of the Sunday-school Association of Menard county for a number of years and has attended many Sunday-school conventions, taking a most active interest in the training of the young, realizing its importance as a preparation for after life. In politics Mr. Terhune is a Republican and has served as president of the board of school trustees for a number of years. He has always taught temperance by both precept and example and has favored every movement which has for its object the betterment of humanity, while his labors and influence have proven no unimportant factors in advancing the moral standard of his community.
iii.  Frank A. Terhune was born on 16 Jun 1869 in Menard Co., Ill.

Frank -

PAST AND PRESENT OF MENARD COUNTY, ILLINOIS - 1905

 
Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company
 
Page 408
 
FRANK A. TERHUNE is numbered among Menard county's native sons, his birth having occurred June 16, 1869, on the old family homestead, where he now resides and where he owns and operates three hundred and forty acres of rich and valuable land. He is a son of James and Ann Elizabeth (Harrison) Terhune, who were natives of Kentucky. The father was a farmer by occupation and in 1853 left his native state for Menard county, Illinois. He located first at Petersburg, but soon afterward removed to Indian Point and subsequently purchased name near Curtis, where he began farming and stock raising. He made his home in that locality until his death, which occurred June 15, 1887, when he was fifty-six years of age, while his wife died April 6, 1885, at the age of fifty-five years. No event of special importance occurred to vary the routine of farm life for Frank A. Terhune in his youth. He was educated in the Curtis school and has always lived upon the old family homestead. His father died when the son was but eighteen years of age and he at once took charge of the farm in partnership with his brother C. L. Terhune. He has since conducted the home place with good result and in connection with the raising of the cereals best adapted to the soil and climate he is also successfully engaged in the breeding of Hereford cattle and Poland China hogs. He now owns three hundred and forty acres of land, all of which he cultivates. He has improved one hundred and eight acres of this and has placed his farm in excellent condition, keeping the buildings and fences in good repair and utilizing the latest improved machinery in the cultivation of his crops.
 
On the 16th of December, 1891, occurred the marriage of Frank A. Terhune and Miss Flora E. Spear, a daughter of G. G. Spear. She was born August 2, 1871, and is a graduate of the Greenview high school. Her father carried on general farming and stock raising on section 20, township 19. He was born in Vermont, October 6, 1836, and was the third in a family of seven children born unto Elisha and Lucretia (Walker) Spear, who came to this state in the fall of 1838, and were therefore early settlers of the county. George Spear was then but two years of age and upon the old family homestead he was reared and has resided thereon throughout his entire life. In his youth he aided in the arduous task of developing a new farm and in later years he has carried on agricultural pursuits along the most progressive lines, using the latest improved machinery and equipping his place with modern accessories.
 
On the 6th of October, 1870 George Spear was united in marriage to Miss Sarah A. Dawson, who was born in Indiana, in October, 1841. They became the parents of three children: Flora, who was born August 2, 1871; Elva, born January 26, 1873; and Elisha G., born January 28, 1876. After his marriage the father continued farming on the old home place and is now the owner of a valuable tract of land of five hundred and forty acres. He has been very successful in his chosen life work and because of his unremitting diligence is now the possessor of a very fine property. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Terhune have been born two children: Francis Lee, born July 13, 1901; and Marshall Henry, whose birth occurred April 11, 1904. The parents are devoted members and active workers of the Presbyterian church of Greenview, in which Mr. Terhune is serving as one of the elders. His business interests are extensive and claim much of his time and attention, yet he has found opportunity to assist in the church work and to promote many enterprises for the general good. He realizes that the development of character is all that really counts in the world and while he has won success he has also made for himself an honorable name by reason of his straightforward methods and his justice to all in business transactions.
4. Margaret Ellen Terhune - was born on 30 Jun 1833 in Fleming Co., KY and died Apr 1926 in Brisbee, AZ . She was the daughter of William Terhune and Hannnah Shanklin.
Margaret married John Milford Hart on 24 Dec 1855 in Menard Co., IL. John was born on 14 Oct 1831 in Fleming Co., Ky. He was the son of Amaziah Hart and Louise Gooding. He died on 8 Aug 1864 in Tupelo, Miss .

John - died in the civil war of wounds received in the battle at Guntowwn, Miss.. David Hart lived with John in Menard Co., Ill, until John enlisted in the Civil War. Served in Co. K, 114th Illinois Volunteers. Lived with Flemming Norwood in Peoria Co., Ill. in 1850.
 
Described, Nov 10, 1847, as "an orphan minor above the age of 14 years"
 
He married a second cousin in 1855.

"The History of Menard County, Illinois:

 
Civil War, Company K, of the One Hundred and Fourteenth, was also raised in this county , and ninety-two of her citizens were enrolled in it. The company officers were all, save one, from this county. They were; Captains, Samuel Estill and Robert Hornback; First Lieutenants, Lucian Terhune and Ezra Fish; Second Lieutenant, Henry C. Rogge. All of these except Fish, were from Menard...John M. Hart died of wounds received in battle.

  Then Margaret married Rev. James Knoles in 1880.

Margaret -
 
In 1870, her husband's great-great Hannah Hart, (daughter of John K. Hart) was living with her.

1870 Menard Co., IL Census,Tallula P.O., Twp. 19, R6 West - page 18
name age born in
Margaret Hart 37 KY
Laura Hart 14 IL
Eddie Hart 12 IL
William Hart 10 IL
Emma Hart 6 IL
Hannah Hart 95 KY


Census: 1880 Petersburg, Menard, Illinois
name relation age born in occupation father born mother born  
Margaret Hart self 46 Ky Keeps House NJ KY  
W. M. Hart son 22 IL Blacksmith KY --  
Mary E. Hart' dau 18 IL At Home -- --  
Children with John Milford Hart
See Hart family for children.

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