“Meet the Montier Family of Cheltenham Township” at Curtis Arboretum
history, Hosted By Cheltenham Township
Took place on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 @ 7:30pm
1250 W. Church Road, Wyncote, PA
Reginald Pitts, a professor at the State University of New York will discuss the origins of the Montier family, which is descended from Richard Morrey and his servant Cremona. Morrey was the youngest child of Philadelphia merchant and first Mayor of Philadelphia, Humphrey Morrey. In 1746, Richard deeded Cremona 200 acres of land centering on the present intersection of Limekiln Pike and Willow Grove Avenue in the Edgehill section of Glenside in Cheltenham Township. The land was for the use of her and their five children; their descendants held on to the property including establishing a burial ground.
Much of his Pitt’s presentation will focus on notable descendants of the family. He will be joined by Montier descendant Anam Owili-Eger of Mount Airy who will talk about his ancestors and other members of the extended family. A Q&A session and meet and greet with the audience will follow the presentation. The family and ancestral home were featured in a 2018 WHYY TV documentary. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. The public is also invited to attend the regular meeting of the Cheltenham Township Historical Commission which begins at 6:30 p.m.