Edward Payson Terhune

Edward Payson Terhune (November 22, 1830 May 25, 1907) was an American theologian and author.[1]


He was born on November 22, 1830 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1850.[1][2] He then studied theology at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary. In 1854 he was ordained to the ministry of the Presbyterian church in Virginia, becoming pastor of the congregation at Charlotte Court-House, Virginia.[3]

In 1859 he moved to Newark, New Jersey and took charge of the Old First Presbyterian Church. Rutgers gave him the degree of D.D. in 1869. He was the American chaplain at Rome, Italy, in 1876-1877. He returned to the United States in 1878, and was pastor of a Congregational church in Springfield, Massachusetts, from 1879 till 1884, when he took charge of a Reformed church in Brooklyn, New York.[3]

He married Mary Virginia Hawes in 1856.[3][4]

They had six children three dying in infancy: Christine Terhune Herrick, Albert Payson Terhune, and Virginia Terhune Van de Water.[5][6][7] He died on May 25, 1907.[1][8]



  1. 1 2 3 James Isaac Vance and Joseph Rankin Duryee (1907). The lower James: a sketch of certain colonial plantations. ...
  2. Catalogue of the officers and alumni of Rutgers College (originally Queen's College) in New Brundswick, N.J., 1766-1916
  3. 1 2 3 Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John (1889). "Edward Payson Terhune". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. 6. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
  4. "Marion Harland (1830–1922)". Encyclopedia Virginia. Retrieved 2010-06-18. She married Edward Payson Terhune in 1856 and moved to Newark, New Jersey, in 1859, when her husband, a Presbyterian minister, was given a pastorate there.
  5. "Albert P. Terhune, Noted Author, Dies. Writer of Stories About Dogs Stricken at Pompton Lakes. His Kennel Famous. Published 'Lad: A Dog,' First in Canine Series, in 1919. Reporter on The World". New York Times. February 19, 1942. Retrieved 2007-05-24. Writer of Stories About Dogs. Stricken at Pompton Lakes. His Kennel Famous. Dis Screen Work. Published 'Lad: A Dog,' First in Canine Series, in 1919.
  6. "Mrs. C. Herrick Dies. Wrote Cook Books, 85". New York Times. December 3, 1944. Retrieved 2007-05-24. Mrs. Christine Terhune Herrick, author of several books on cooking and housekeeping, died today at the age of 85. She was the widow of the James Frederick ...
  7. "Christine Herrick Dies". Chicago Tribune. December 3, 1944. Retrieved 2010-06-18. Mrs Christine Herrick. Washington D.C. Dec. 2, Mrs. Christine Terhune, 85, author of a number of books on cooking and housekeeping died today. ...
  8. Thomas William Herringshaw (1909). "Edward Payson Terhune". Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography. Retrieved 2010-06-18. Terhune, Edward Payson, clergyman, was born about 1825 in New Brunswick, N.J. In 1859 he removed to Newark, N. J. ; and there took charge of the First Reformed Church. In 1876-77 he was the American chaplain at Rome, Italy. In 1879-84 he was pastor of a congregational church in Springfield, Mass.; and in 1884 he took charge of a reformed church in Brooklyn, N.Y. He died May 25, 1907, in New York City.

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