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Ch 2 - Sarah "Sally" Harris   |   Ch 2.2 - Frances Runyan   |   Ch 2.4 - Jeremiah Runyan
Ch 2.6 - William Runyan   |   Ch 2.8 - Eliza Runyan   |   Ch 2.9 - Reuben Runyan   |   Ch 2.10 - James Runyan
Ch 2.11 - Furman Runyan   |   Ch 2.12 - Mary Runyan   |   Ch 2.a - Charles Runyan   |   Ch 7 - Judah "Judy" Harris

Descendants of Jeremiah R. Runyan

Chapter 2.4 of Part II, Descendants of John Harris

By Garda M. Hodgson


CHILDREN OF JEREMIAH R. RUNYAN AND TABITHA COLLINS
(Child #4 of Sarah Harris and Jeremiah Runyan)

Jeremiah R. Runyan4 (Sarah3, John2, Isaac1) was born in about 1804 in Rutherford (now Cleveland) County, North Carolina. He married Tabitha Collins there on July 15, 1829. According to the Cleveland County, North Carolina 1850 census record, he was age 46, a blacksmith, and she was age 40 and born in North Carolina. She died in January 1857, and he died in December 1860. They were buried in the same cemetery as his father - Pine Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, Cleveland County, North Carolina.

    Children:
    1. + William Adolphus or "A. D." RUNYON b Jan 1831;
      m Elizabeth "Betsy"  ? 
    2. Evaline RUNYON b 2 Aug 1835, Cleveland Co., NC; d 8 Aug 1856 (age 21y 6d), bur Pine Grove Cem., Cleveland Co., NC
    3. + Joseph P. RUNYON b abt 1838 (12-1850); Unicy R. QUINN
    4. Timothy Jeremiah RUNYON b abt 1840 (10-1850), Cleveland Co., NC; d 4 May 1887; served CSA during the Civil War


CHILDREN OF WILLIAM ADOLPHUS "A. D." AND ELIZABETH RUNYAN

(Child #1 of Jeremiah R. Runyan and Tabitha Collins)

William Adolphus or "A. D." Runyan5 (Jerem. R4., Sarah Harris3, John2, Isaac1) was born in January 1831, in Rutherford (now Cleveland) County, North Carolina. According to the Cleveland County, North Carolina 1900 census record, he was a blacksmith by trade. We have no record of the surname of his wife, Elizabeth, who was born in November 1831 in South Carolina. Elizabeth was known as "Betsy." Her age was reported as age 21 years in 1850. William died on December 1, 1900 in Cleveland County, North Carolina. His will was probated December 6, 1900 in Cleveland County. In it, he names his wife, Elizabeth, and son, "J. D. Runyans;" also, "Ephraim Grady Runyans, Collins Runyans, and Jeff Runyans, Jr., sons of J. D. Runyans." The family was enumerated in Cleveland County, North Carolina census reports for the years 1850 through 1900.

    Children:
    1. + Abel E. RUNYAN b Jul 1850, Cleveland Co., NC; m Ellen  ?  b 1850 (30- 1880), NC

    2. Mary Ann RUNYAN b 1852 (8-1860), Cleveland Co., NC; m Andrew HUSKEY
    3. Martha Elrada RUNYAN b May 1853, Cleveland Co., NC; m 12 Feb 1874, Cleveland Co., NC, Albert M. GREEN b Jan 1853, NC; lvd Cleveland Co., NC when 1900 census taken; she the mother of three children, all living

      Child:
      1. Annie L. GREEN b Apr 1890, NC

    4. Jane G. RUNYAN b 1856 (4-1860), Cleveland Co., NC; m 18 Dec 1878, Cleveland Co., NC, W. Thomas WHITE b 1854 (26-1880), NC
    5. Sylvester G. RUNYAN b 1858 (2-1860), Cleveland Co., NC
    6. Jefferson D. RUNYAN b Aug 1861, Cleveland Co., NC; m 23 Dec 1879, Cleveland Co., NC, Hester Luceanny "Lou" WHITE b Dec 1859, NC; lvd Cleveland Co., NC when 1900 census taken; she the mother of six children - five living

      Children:
      1. Willie (dau) RUNYAN b Jan 1884, NC
      2. Ephraim Grady RUNYAN b May 1890, NC
      3. Evern Collins RUNYAN b Nov 1892, NC
      4. Jeff RUNYAN, Jr., b Jun 1897, NC

    7. James RUNYAN b 1866 (4-1870), Cleveland Co., NC


CHILDREN OF ABEL E. AND ELLEN RUNYAN
(Child #1 of William Adolphus Runyan and Elizabeth)

Abel E. Runyan6 (Wm. A5., Jerem. R4., Sarah Harris3, John2, Isaac1) was born in July 1850 in Cleveland County, North Carolina. He married a woman whose given name was Ellen, but her maiden name was unknown. She was born in North Carolina in 1850; she was 30 years of age when the 1880 census of Cleveland County, North Carolina was taken.

    Children:
    1. Libby RUNYAN b 1869 (11-1880; "b Jun 1866 - 1900, NC, wid ")
      (Note: Libby and her children were listed with Abel E. Runyan in the 1900 census. The record indicates she was a widow, her relationship to Abel was daughter, and her children's relationship was "g-son or g-dau" but there were ditto marks for all their surnames.)

      Children:
      1. Mamie b Aug 1889, NC
      2. Jackson b May 1894, NC
      3. Robert b Dec 1898, NC

    2. Cora L. RUNYAN b 1871 (9-1880), NC
    3. Anna RUNYAN b 1874 (6-1880), NC
    4. Jacob RUNYAN b 1876 (4-1880), NC
    5. Samuel RUNYAN b Aug 1879, NC; m Zula  ?  b Dec 1877, NC


CHILDREN OF JOSEPH P. RUNYAN AND UNICY R. QUINN
(Child #3 of Jeremiah R. Runyan and Tabitha Collins)

Joseph P. Runyan5 (Jerem. R4., Sarah Harris3, John2, Isaac1) was born in Rutherford (now Cleveland) County, North Carolina, in about 1838; he was age 12 when the 1850 Census for Cleveland County, North Carolina, was taken. He married Unicy R. Quinn on February 19, 1861 in Cleveland County, North Carolina. She was born in North Carolina in about 1843; she was age seven in 1850, and she was living with the family of James and Sarah Roberts when the Cleveland County 1850 census was taken. In 1860, U. R. Quinn, age 17, was still living with the same family, and Joseph P. Runyan, age 21, was there as a farm laborer. The marriage record was for "J. P. Runyon and U. R. Quinn."

Mona A. Wamick in her book, Borders, Logan, Rippy, Crawford, Runyan, and Connections, explains that "Unicy was the daughter of Unicy & Martin QUINN, son of Jane ROBERTS and Hugh QUINN JR. Joseph P. RUNYAN died before 1870, and Unicy married a widower with a number of children, A. Glover WEATHERS, and had six children by him."

    Child:
    1. + Joseph C. RUNYAN b Nov 1862 NC; m Ellen L. FLOYD


CHILDREN OF JOSEPH C. RUNYAN AND ELLEN L. FLOYD
(Child #1 of Joseph P. Runyan and Unicy R. Quinn)

Joseph C. Runyan6, (Jos. P5., Jerem. R4., Sarah Harris3, John2, Isaac1) was born in November 1862 in Cleveland County, North Carolina, according to the 1900 census of Cleveland County; however, his age was recorded as 14 in 1880. Also when he married Ellen L. Floyd on November 22, 1883 in Cleveland County, his age was listed as 20 years, and the record indicated that his father was dead. H. A. Weathers and A. G. Weathers were witnesses to this marriage. This is significant because Weathers was the surname of Joseph's stepfather. Ellen's father was also deceased, and her mother's name was given as "Dolly" Floyd. She was born in April 1865 in North Carolina. The 1900 Census record indicated that both her parents were born in North Carolina, and Ellen was the mother of eight children, seven were living.

Later, I obtained additional information from Mona A. Wamick in her book, Borders, Logan, Rippy, Crawford, Runyan, and Connections, in which she includes the birth and death dates for Ellen. She was born April 12, 1864 and died September 16, 1905. She was buried in "Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery, beside her son, George. Her tombstone reads 'Ellen Runyan wife of J. C. Runyan.'"

    Children:
    1. Beveus Hall RUNYAN b 23 Sep 1884, NC, d 12 Dec 1934, bur Clear Springs Baptist Cem., Simpsonville, Greenville Co., SC; m 1st  ? ; m 2nd Mrs. Louvenia (HARRIS) GOODNOUGH (d/o Rev. James Logan HARRIS and Sarah Jane SPANGLAR) b 21 Sep 1876, TN, d 26 (month unknown) 1961, bur Greenville Co., SC; she m 1st James GOODNOUGH, they had 12 children

      Children of Beveus H. Runyan and his first wife:
      1. Joe RUNYAN b 26 Jun 1904, d Jan 1980, Simpsonville, Greenville Co., SC
      2. Lusally RUNYAN
      3. Reuben RUNYAN

      Child of Beveus H. Runyan and Louvenia Harris Goodnough:
      1. Farrell RUNYAN b 27 Dec 1919; m Elizabeth BARNETT; he was a Baptist Missionary in Africa 1946-1956

    2. Mary E. RUNYAN b Aug 1886, NC
    3. Joseph W. RUNYAN b Feb 1889, NC
    4. Oscar L. RUNYAN b Aug 1893, NC
    5. Fletcher F. RUNYAN b Dec 1895, NC
    6. Anabell RUNYAN b Nov 1896, NC
    7. Adolphus C. RUNYAN b Sep 1898, NC
    8. George Ullan RUNYAN b 10 Mar 1905, d 11 Nov 1912, bur Beaverdam Baptist Church Cem., Cleveland Co., NC

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Ch 2.11 - Furman Runyan   |   Ch 2.12 - Mary Runyan   |   Ch 2.a - Charles Runyan   |   Ch 7 - Judah "Judy" Harris

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