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Pvt Abraham Banta
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Birth: 1745
Death: 1793

2nd Bn York Co Pa Militia; Flying Camp, Capt Hugh Campbell

Married to Margarieta Monfort born 29 Aug 1748, died Abt. 1828
Source: Veronica Burggren "Find a Grave member (#47695794)"

This is an "In Memory Of" memorial for Abraham Banta, placed by the Dutch Cousins organization in 2007. Abraham's farm was located south of Harrodsburg. But he died before the meetinghouse was built in 1800, and his gravesite is not known or marked, so this marker is placed here at the request of descendants. Abraham, son of "Father Henry" Banta and his first wife Rachel Brewer (also spelled Brouwer), came with his family to Mercer County, KY in 1781.

Abraham was a member of Capt. Hugh Campbell's 2nd Battalion of York County PA militia. He was stationed at perth Amboy, New Jersey (now Camp Joyce Kilmer.)

Abraham married Margrieta Montfort about 1768 and they became parents of at least seven children. They migrated to Kentucky in 1781. Abraham later became the trustee of the Low Dutch Colony near Pleasureville or Bantatown, KY. All purchases for the original Low Dutch Settlement were made in his name. When he died suddenly in 1793, it caused serious legal issues for the Low Dutch Company that had to be settled in the courts.
(from "The Freedom that is our Birthright")
Source: Carolyn Leonard (#47319116) 
Family links: 
  Hendrick Banta (1718 - 1805)
  Hendrick Banta (1740 - 1777)*
  Abraham Banta (1745 - 1793)
  Rachel Banta VanOsdol (1751 - 1831)*
  Samuel Banta (1753 - 1833)*
  Samuel Banta (1753 - 1833)*
  Mary Banta Shively (1767 - 1844)*
*Calculated relationship
Mud Meeting House Cemetery
Mercer County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Robert & Christine Stom
Record added: Mar 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50224560
Pvt Abraham Banta
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Pvt Abraham Banta
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Pvt Abraham Banta
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Abraham Banta and Mary Ellen Nance are 1st cousins 8 times removed. Their common ancestors are Hendrick Epke Banta and Gertrut "Geertruy" Terhune.
- Mary Morgan
 Added: Aug. 3, 2014
Thank you for your service in the Revolutionary War.
- carolyn leonard
 Added: Nov. 28, 2013
In memory of a distant relative
- Gary Sanders
 Added: Jun. 18, 2013
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