Capt. Roelof Terhune

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Roelof Janse Terhune

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Flatlands, Kings County, Province of New York
Death: Died in Flatlands, Kings County, Province of New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Jan Albertse Terhune and Annetje Roelofse Roelofse Schenck
Husband of Marretje Gerretse Terhune and Geertie Gerritsen Terhune
Father of Willemtje Roelof Duryea; Albert Terhune; Willemptje Terhune; Garret Roelofse Terhune; Marya Terhune and 4 others
Brother of Albert Janse Terhune; Aucke Terhune and Anche Terhune
Half brother of Eva Frelinghusyen (Terhune) and Annetje Schuurman (Terhune)

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Private User
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About Capt. Roelof Terhune

Roelof was a farmer in Flatlands, and an elder in the Dutch Church. In 1715 he was Captain in the Fifth Company of Kings County Militia.


He died 13 Apr 1761 according to an Ancestry.com posting entitled Voorhees Genealogy Database. Gloryanna Terhune’s book says his will dated 20 Feb 1753 was probated 13 Apr 1761 (recorded on p. 3 of Lib. 23, New York Sur. Off.). The first part is quoted in her book on page 9:


Feb. 20, 1753 I, Roelof Terhuen of Grovesend in Kings County, being very sick, will that after payment of debts ... I leave to my son Garret, my great selver kop [silver cup], and my keenen swoord [keen sword], and my leder britses [leather breeches], and the selver botten hoels [silver buttonholes]. I give to my son Roelof a gun; to that child of my son Albert named Roelof, my gun and Great Byble. To son Albertus, all that farm where I now live, and the meadow that lies in Flatlands, and he shall pay 150 pounds to each of my five daughters...."


Roelof and Marretie had eight or nine children, depending upon which research is read

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Capt. Roelof Terhune's Timeline

1686
1686
Flatlands, Kings County, Province of New York
1706
May 5, 1706
Age 20
Brooklyn, NY, USA
1707
1707
Age 21
Suffolk, NY, USA
1707
Age 21
Suffolk, NY, USA
1709
August 30, 1709
Age 23
Long Island
1713
1713
Age 27
Suffolk, NY, USA
1715
1715
Age 29
Suffolk, NY, USA
1717
1717
Age 31
Suffolk, NY, USA
1717
Age 31
Kings, NY, USA
1719
1719
Age 33
Suffolk, NY, USA