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MONTOUR RUN & MONTOUR COUNTY - named after MONTOUR FAMILY
Posted by: Cathy Farrell (ID *****9307) Date: December 07, 2008 at 02:16:23
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History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania
Chicago : A. Warner Co., 1889
Cushing, Thomas, 1821.
Allegheny County (Pa.)

MONTOUR RUN, the eastern boundary of the Moon Twp., derives its name from HENRY MONTOUR, an Indian three-quarter blood. His mother, CATHERINE MONTOUR, was the daughter of a French governor of Canada, probably COUNT FRONTENAC, by a Huron woman. At the age of ten MADAME MONTOUR was adopted by the Iroquois Indians. At the age of eighteen years she married a chief of that people, whom she had several children, two of whom, ANDREW and HENRY, were interpreters, the latter serving Sir William Johnson, in this capacity. HENRY figured prominently in Indian affairs about Pittsburgh. Montour county in this state is named from their mother. pg. 8, 9



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