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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 Reuben H. Runyan

Chapter 2.9 of Part II, Descendants of John Harris

By Garda M. Hodgson


CHILDREN OF REUBEN H. RUNYAN AND MARGARET S. GIBBONS
Child #9 of Sarah Harris and Jeremiah Runyan)

Reuben H. Runyan4 (Sarah Harris3, John2, Isaac1) was born in March probably in 1815 in Rutherford (now Cleveland) County, North Carolina. His birth month was reported as March in the 1900 census of Cleveland County, but the year given was in question because he grew younger each ten years after 1860. He was age 35 in 1850, age 45 in 1860, 54 in 1870, 63 in 1880, and 81 "b March 1819" in 1900. It seems logical that Reuben was born in 1815, but it also seems very likely that his sister, Eliza, was born that year. Were they twins? The five youngest children of Jeremiah Runyan were born so close together that it makes it difficult to determine their correct order of birth.

Reuben married Margaret S. Gibbons, daughter of John K. Gibbons (1766-1839) and Hannah J. Singletary (1778-1845), on September 3, 1835 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. She was born in South Carolina in about 1813; she was age 37 in 1850. Reuben died April 24, 1906 near Earl, Cleveland County, North Carolina. His will was dated February 15, 1906, and probated on May 3, 1906 in Cleveland County, North Carolina. They were buried in their family cemetery about a quarter mile southeast of Patterson Springs and two miles north of Earl in Cleveland County, North Carolina.

Gordon Runion of Inman, South Carolina, wrote the following in a letter dated in March 2002, "I saw the old home cemetery in 1962 out in a field. Later (1971), a textile company from England put up a factory near there. They moved their remains to nearby New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery."

    Children:
    1. + James Madison RUNYAN b 25 Aug 1836; m Margaret Lucretia RANDALL.
    2. Elizabeth RUNYAN b 21 Mar 1837, Cleveland Co., NC
    3. Jacob RUNYAN b 19 Sep 1840, Cleveland Co., NC; d 10 Oct 1874
    4. Lenora RUNYAN b 28 Oct 1842, Cleveland Co., NC; d 1910
    5. Didema RUNYAN b 10 Sep 1844, Cleveland Co., NC
    6. John Settith RUNYAN b 30 Jan 1848, Cleveland Co., NC; d 20 Nov 1880, bur New Hope Cem., Earl, Cleveland Co., NC; m 26 Dec 1872 Sarah Cordelia TURNER (d/o Elijah and Lucinda TURNER) b 1852 (18-1850) NC
    7. + Joseph Monroe RUNYAN b 14 Feb 1850; m Alice FULTON
    8. + Eliza Jane RUNYAN b 24 Nov 1852; m John Henderson RIPPY
    9. + Jesse Craig RUNYAN b 15 Jun 1855; m Rachel McSWAIN
    10. Buchanan RUNYAN b 1858, Cleveland Co., NC


CHILDREN OF JAMES M. RUNYAN AND MARGARET L. RANDALL
(Child # 1 of Reuben H. Runyan and Margaret S. Gibbons)

James Madison Runyan5 (Reuben H4., Sarah Harris3, John2, Isaac1) was born August 25, 1836 in Cleveland County, North Carolina. He married Margaret Lucretia Randall on January 12, 1859 in Cleveland County. She was born in about 1831 in North Carolina. He served in Company D, 55th NC Regiment, CSA, during the Civil War, and died July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. His widow married Silas Dixon Randall on December 5, 1878, in Cleveland County, North Carolina. He had been captain of the regiment in which James M. Runyan served. Silas D. Randall was captured at Gettysburg and imprisoned until the end of the war. He was listed with his parents in the 1860 census of Cleveland County, North Carolina, where his age was given as 28 and born in North Carolina. His parents were John and Betsy Randall. Data were found in the 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1900 Cleveland County, North Carolina census records to complete these families.

    Children of James M. Runyan and Margaret L. Randall:
    1. + Hester M. RUNYAN b Dec 1859 NC; m James B. BYERS
    2. Martha C. RUNYAN b 1862 (8-1870) NC; m 10 Mar 1881 D. M. HOPPER


CHILDREN OF HESTER M. RUNYAN AND JAMES B. BYERS
(Child #1 of James Madison Runyan and Margaret Lucretia Randall)

Hester M. Runyan6 (Jas. M5., Reuben H4., Sarah Harris3, John2, Isaac1) was born in December 1859 in North Carolina. She married James B. Byers on August 9, 1874 in Cleveland County, North Carolina. He was born July 26, 1852 in North Carolina, and died April 5, 1899. He was buried in Sulphur Springs Methodist Church Cemetery, near Patterson Springs, Cleveland County, North Carolina.

    Children:
    1. Daro P. BYERS b May 1875 NC
    2. David E. BYERS b Dec 1876 NC
    3. Margaret E. BYERS b Nov 1878, NC; m 5 Dec 1895 Cleveland Co., NC, Jacob W. ELLIOTT b Aug 1877, NC; lived in Cleveland Co., NC when 1900 census taken

      Children:
      1. Mary H. ELLIOTT b Oct 1896, NC
      2. James E. ELLIOTT b Jun 1899, NC

    4. John W. BYERS b Dec 1880, NC
    5. Dottie BYERS b Feb 1883, NC
    6. Jesse E. BYERS b May 1887, NC
    7. Hackett BYERS b Mar 1889, NC
    8. + James Fred BYERS   b 4 Mar 1892; m Clara Blanche BORDERS


CHILDREN OF JAMES FRED BYERS AND CLARA BLANCHE BORDERS
(Child #8 of Hester M. Runyan and James B. Byers)

James Fred Byers7 (Hester M. Runyan6, Jas. M5., Reuben H. 4, Sarah Harris3, John2, Isaac1) was born March 4, 1892 in Cleveland County, North Carolina. He married Clara Blanche Borders, daughter of Elizabeth M. RIPPY6 (Eliza J. Runyan5, Reuben H4., Sarah Harris3, John2, Isaac1) and John Logan Borders. She was born May 10, 1896 in North Carolina, and died January 20, 1977. She and her husband were buried in Sulphur Springs Methodist Church Cemetery, near Patterson Springs, Cleveland County, North Carolina. See Mona A. Wamick's book, Borders, Logan, Rippy, Crawford, Runyan and Connections. Mona notes that the name Runyan is spelled variously in the records. Some branches have added a final "s" and some use the spelling "Runion" or "Runions."

    Children:
    1. Norris (female) BYERS b 1914, d 1917 (age 3 1/2 yrs)
    2. Nell Frances BYERS b 28 Jun 1918; m J. M. BRIDGES, b 1914, d 25 Dec 1993
    3. Fred Logan BYERS (1921-1976); m Annice  ? ; lvd Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL
    4. Peggy Joyce BYERS b 31 Aug 1926, d 27 May 1985, bur Sulphur Springs Methodist Church Cem., nr Patterson Springs, Cleveland Co., NC; m William McBRAYER
    5. William Gene BYERS (living)


CHILDREN OF JOSEPH MONROE RUNYAN AND ALICE FULTON
(Child #7 of Reuben H. Runyan and Margaret S. Gibbons)

Joseph Monroe Runyan4 (Reuben H4., Sarah Harris3, John2, Isaac1) was born February 14, 1850 in Cleveland County, North Carolina. He married Alice Fulton who was born February 23, 1856 in South Carolina. Her mother, Stacy Fulton, was living in the same household with them when the 1900 census was taken. She was born in February, 1830 in South Carolina. Joseph died July 29, 1927, and Alice died on April 16, 1932. They were buried in New Hope Cemetery, Earl, Cleveland County, North Carolina. Data found in the 1880 and 1900 Cleveland County, North Carolina, census records were used to compile the following family records.

    Children:
    1. Dorthula RUNYAN b Nov 1876, Cleveland Co., NC; m 21 Sep 1892 Cleveland Co., NC, George R. RANDALL b Sep 1871 NC

      Children:
      1. Ralph B. RANDALL b Oct 1893, Cleveland Co., NC
      2. Helen J. RANDALL b Dec 1895, Cleveland Co., NC
      3. Jessie RANDALL b Mar 1898, Cleveland Co., NC
      4. Lena RANDALL b Feb 1900, Cleveland Co., NC

    2. Lila RUNYAN b 1878 (2-1880), Cleveland Co., NC; d 1896, bur New Hope Cem., Clyde, Cleveland Co., NC
    3. Herbert RUNYAN b Jul 1880, Cleveland Co., NC; d 1902, bur New Hope Cem., Clyde, Cleveland Co., NC
    4. Clyde RUNYAN (female) b 5 Apr 1883, Cleveland Co., NC, d 10 Aug 1965; m 3 Jan 1905 Cleveland Co., NC, John Abel EARL (s/o William Davis EARL and Nancy Demmy FRANCIS) b 5 Dec 1885, d 25 Feb 1971; both bur New Hope Baptist Cem., Clyde, Cleveland Co., NC

      Children:
      1. J. B. EARL b 30 Jul 1905, Cleveland Co., NC; d 1 Jun 1979
      2. Josephine EARL b 7 Oct 1909, Cleveland Co., NC; m 27 Sep 1956 Fred W. REID b 1907
      3. Huntley Gale EARL b 23 Nov 1919, Cleveland Co., NC, d 8 Dec 1971; m 26 Oct 1946 Ruth RAMSEY b 9 Sep 1924

    5. Riby RUNYAN b Oct 1885, d 1967, Cleveland Co., NC; bur New Hope Cem., Clyde, Cleveland Co., NC
    6. Darcus RUNYAN b Sep 1887, Cleveland Co., NC
    7. (infant) RUNYAN b 1890, Cleveland Co., NC; bur New Hope Cem., Clyde, Cleveland Co., NC
    8. (infant) RUNYAN b 1892, bur New Hope Cem, Clyde, Cleveland Co., NC
    9. Purvis RUNYAN b Mar 1895, Cleveland Co., NC


CHILDREN OF ELIZA J. RUNYAN AND JOHN H. RIPPY
(Child #8 of Reuben H. Runyan and Margaret S. Gibbons)

Eliza Jane Runyan5 (Reuben H.4, Sarah Harris3, John2, Isaac1) was born November 24, 1852, and died July 22, 1928 at Earl, Cleveland County, North Carolina. She married John Henderson Rippy, son of William Rippy (1813-1893) and Mary Newell Crawford (1814-1856), on February 14, 1875 in Cleveland County, North Carolina. He was born on June 4, 1852 in North Carolina, and died September 26, 1918 at Earl, North Carolina. They were buried in New Hope Baptist Cemetery, Earl, Cleveland County, North Carolina.

    Children:
    1. + Elizabeth M. "Lizzie" RIPPY   b 30 Oct 1875, Cleveland Co., NC; m John Logan BORDERS
    2. Mattie Rebecca RIPPY b 7 Oct 1879, Cleveland Co., NC, d Oct 1960 Cleveland Co, NC; m 10 Aug 1904, Cleveland Co., NC, David John MOSS, (s/o Rufus A. MOSS and Wilbourn F. MOORE) b 22 Aug 1874 NC, d 28 Nov 1936); both bur Buffalo Baptist Church Cem., Cleveland Co., NC

      Children:
      1. Katherine Elizabeth MOSS b 22 May 1905, Cleveland Co., NC, d 12 Mar 1934; m 24 Apr 1925 Clyde BORDERS (s/o Robert Franklin BORDERS and Laura HAMRICK) b 1906, d 26 Sep 1979
      2. Wilburn MOSS b 12 Nov 1911, Cleveland Co., NC; m 25 Dec 1936 Hoyt Martin NICHOLES b 27 Nov 1908, d 8 Dec 1958
      3. Edna Helen MOSS b 27 Sep 1914, Cleveland Co., NC, d 1964 Camp Lejeune Marine base, Onslow Co., NC; m George CADE d 1966; both bur National Cemetery, Wilmington, NC


CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH M. RIPPY AND JOHN LOGAN BORDERS
(Child #1 of Eliza Jane Runyan and John Henderson Rippy)

Elizabeth M. "Lizzie" Rippy6 (Eliza J. Runyan5, Reuben H.4, Sarah Harris3, John2, Isaac1) was born October 30, 1875 in Cleveland County, North Carolina, and died November 3, 1903. She married John Logan Borders, son of T. Glenn Borders and Susan Martha Logan, on November 21, 1902 in Cleveland County, North Carolina. He was born April 29, 1868 near Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina, and died April 6, 1935 in Cleveland County, North Carolina. They were buried in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Earl, Cleveland County, North Carolina.

John married two more times. He married Minda R. Runyan as his second wife on March 14, 1904. She was the daughter of Jesse Craig Runyan5 (Reuben H.4, Sarah Harris3, John2, Isaac1) and Rachel McSwain. Their children are listed under her name .

John L. Borders married a third wife in 1924, Mary Ethel Blanton, daughter of Greenberry and Susan Blanton. Mary Ethel was born July 15, 1898, and died February 23, 1958. John and Mary had the following children: 1. Florence Borders (1925-1992); 2. Lona Borders (1928-1992). John and Mary Ethel Borders were buried in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Earl, Cleveland County, North Carolina, where John's first wife, Elizabeth, and his second wife, Minda, also were buried.

    Children:
    1. Frances Falsom BORDERS b 18 Oct 1893, Cleveland Co., NC, d 29 Mar 1961, Greenville, Greenville Co., SC; m Lucius Moore CLINE (s/o Jacob Clayton CLINE and Sarah MOORE) b 16 Mar 1890, d 4 Dec 1973, Greenville, Greenville Co., SC; both bur Springwood Cem., Greenville, Greenville Co., SC; he m 2nd Mrs. Grace (RIDENHOUR) CHATHAM

      Children:
      1. (son) CLINE d infant
      2. (Dr.) Lucious M. CLINE, Jr., b 23 Sep 1918 SC, d 7 Nov 1993; m Margaret Ellen GREYARD, d 29 Jul 1995
      3. Sarah Elizabeth "BETTY" CLINE b 26 Feb 1923 SC; m 9 May 1953 Greenville, Greenville Co., SC, Charles Gohl DEVON (s/o Charles Louis DEVON and Esther GOHL of Atlanta, GA)
      4. Janie Sue CLINE (living)
      5. Rachel Ann CLINE (living)

    2. Clara Blanch BORDERS b 10 May 1896, Cleveland Co., NC; m James Fred BYERS, [s/o James B. BYERS and Hester M. RUNYAN6 (Jas. M.5, Reuben H.4, Sarah Harris3, Reuben2, Isaac1)] b 4 Mar 1892, Cleveland Co., NC
    3. Destran Pender BORDERS b 21 May 1899, Cleveland Co., NC; d 30 Oct 1907
    4. Addie Elizabeth BORDERS b 23 Jul 1903, Cleveland Co., NC; d 12 Apr 1960; m Ewette ALLISON, (s/o Draton ALLISON and Ella Mae McGRAW) b 2 Nov 1898, nr Gaffney, Cherokee Co., NC, d 30 Mar 1964, Vero Beach, FL)

      Children:
      1. Mona Elaine ALLISON b 10 Aug 1926 Earl, Cleveland Co., NC; m 1 Mar 1958, Howard Eugene WAMICK; Mona is the author of Borders, Logan, Crawford, Runyan and Connections
      2. Maurice Lee "Bud" ALLISON (living)


CHILDREN OF JESSE C. RUNYAN AND RACHEL McSWAIN
(Child #9 of Reuben H. Runyan and Margaret S. Gibbons)

Jesse Craig Runyan5 (Reuben H.4, Sarah Harris3, John2, Isaac1) was born June 15, 1855 in Cleveland County, North Carolina. He married Rachel McSwain, daughter of Berry Hicks McSwain and Mary "Polly" Rippy. She was born on May 8, 1858 in Cleveland County, North Carolina. Jesse Craig Runyan died on August 5, 1905. His will was probated on August 19, 1905 in Cleveland County in which he names his wife, "Rachel M. Runyans," and also his youngest son "Seth Jesse Runyans," who was under age twenty-one. His widow, Rachel, died on August 28, 1942. They were buried in New Hope Baptist Cemetery, Earl, Cleveland County, North Carolina.

    Children:
    1. + Minda R. RUNYAN,   b 1 Aug 1880 NC; m John Logan BORDERS
    2. Egly B. RUNYAN (dau) b Jan 1882, NC
    3. Chosie Ella "Lell" RUNYAN b 11 Jul 1883, NC, d 6 May 1959; m Reuben BLANTON, (s/o Aaron BLANTON) b 9 May 1876, d 5 Jan 1942
    4. Carrie RUNYAN b Jul 1885, NC; m 4 Nov 1906, Cleveland Co., NC, Mike SEPAUGH
    5. Montgomery J. "Bun" RUNYAN b Oct 1886, NC, d 1927; m Mrs. Mamie (SEPAUGH) RIPPY (1889-1979); both bur New Hope Baptist Church Cem., Clyde, Cleveland Co., NC

      Child:
      1. John RUNYAN

    6. Giles RUNYAN b Mar 1890, NC
    7. Seth Jesse RUNYAN b Aug 1896, NC; m Eva GRIFFIN, d/o William Meak GRIFFIN and Daisey McSWAIN b 5 Aug 1901

      Children:
      1. Betty Lane RUNYAN; m Paul D. "Pete" ANTHONY, Jr.
      2. Janie RUNYAN; m Sam FREEMAN



CHILDREN OF MINDA R. RUNYAN AND JOHN LOGAN BORDERS
(Child #1 of Jesse Craig Runyan and Rachel McSwain)

Minda R. Runyan (Jesse C5., Reuben H4., Sarah Harris3, John2, Isaac1) was born August 1, 1880 in North Carolina, and died in 1924. She married John Logan Borders, as his second wife. John's first marriage was to Elizabeth M. Rippy, daughter of John Henderson Rippy6 (Eliza J. Runyan5, (Reuben H4., Sarah Harris3, John2, Isaac1). They were first cousins; Minda's father and Elizabeth's mother were brother and sister. John and Elizabeth's children are listed under her name , this Part, this Chapter. John married a third wife, Mary Ethel BLANTON; her information and children are also listed at the end of the entry on Elizabeth.

    Children of Minda R. Ryan and John L. Borders:
    1. (daughter) BORDERS b 23 Jun 1906, Cleveland Co., IL; d as an infant
    2. Jesse Wilson BORDERS b 1 Mar 1908, Cleveland Co., NC; d 19 Feb 1980, NC; m Mrs. Myrtle (CRAWFORD) CHAMPION
    3. Sue Agnes BORDERS b 23 Oct 1909, Cleveland Co., NC; d 14 Jan 1977; m Raleigh POSTON; the family Bible gave her name as Susan Martha BORDERS
    4. John Osberne BORDERS b 28 Jan 1911, Cleveland Co., NC; d 25 Jan 1973; m 1st Ruth HUNT; m 2nd 1969, Johnie STAMIE
    5. Edna Mandy BORDERS b 11 Sep 1913, Cleveland Co., NC; m Broadus SPARKS d 1992
    6. Grace BORDERS b 19 Oct 1915, Cleveland Co., NC; m 1948, W. Cledith WRIGHT, d 1971
    7. Craig Runyan BORDERS b 1 Nov 1918, Cleveland Co., NC; m 1941, Frances O'NEAL b 1921, Cherokee Co., SC

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