Birth: Poitiers, Ancienne Poitou, France
Death: Dec., 1713
Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ, USA
Family last name was originally "Rongnion". Parent's: son of
(13) Henri Rognion. Born in Portiers, France. He came to Elizabethtown, NJ
ca. 1667. He married Ann Boutcher on July 17, 1668. Ann Boutcher was from
Hartford, England. Vincent & Ann moved, by 1677, to their 154 ½ acres on the
Raritan River. Father of John, Vincent II, Thomas, Mary, Peter, Jane, and Sarah
New Jersey, USA
Thomas Runyan, (4) was born the 3rd child & 3rd son of Vincent (1) and Ann
(Boutcher) Runyon in ca. 1673 in Elizabeth, NJ. He married "Martha Dunn" prior to
1698 and it is believed that they were married in Piscataway, NJ. Martha was born
July 13, 1681 in Piscataway, NJ. the daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth (Drake)
Dunn (See the "Drake" Family History by Russ Pickett). Martha's sister Elizabeth
married Thomas' (4) brother John (2).
In 1698 Thomas (4) & his brother John (2) signed a compact with many
others to build a church above the falls of the Delaware (Scudders Falls at
Trenton). The land was traded for land at Maidenhead, now Lawrenceville, & a
church was built there. It was a Presbyterian Church & it is not known at this time
whether or not it still stands. Thomas (4) & his wife Martha, however, joined the
Hopewell Baptist Church prior to 1730 & that is the only record of them joining
any church. The above compact is in the Colonial Archives in Trenton. Both
Thomas (4) & his brother John (2) signed with their marks so evidently neither
By 1700 they had moved to Hopewell, NJ. There they purchased 150 acres of
land from Daniel Coxe on March 5, 1712 for 50 pounds (English money). The
land is on the Titus Mill Road just below Hopewell & was described in the deed
as being next to William Hixson, by Stoney Brook, & next to Captain Hunt. It was
witnessed by J. Basse, Edward Kemp & Alex Lockhart. The record of this
transaction is in the Burlington County (Hunterdon Cty was part of Burlington Cty
in 1712) Book AAA, page 445 in the State Archives in Trenton. (Note: The original
copy of this deed was found in Pennington, NJ in a mans personal effects after
his death during 1991. It was given to Marvin C. Shephard ( see "Marvin
Shepherd" in the "Shepherd Family History" ) who presented it to the Museum in
Hopewell, NJ. He also sent this author (Russ Pickett) a copy of the original).
They built their house, which is still standing, in 1713. Thomas (4) died in
1753 & is probably buried in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery (no marker
has been found). There is proof that his wife Martha was still alive at that time,
however, no records have been found to establish the date of her death. They had
Aaron Runyan, was born the 6th child & 4th son of Thomas (4) & Martha Dunn
near Hopewell, NJ in 1709. He married Mary Martha Stout in 1730 in Hopewell,
New Jersey. Aaron buried Old School Baptist Churchyard.
They are belived to have had nine children:
*Bonham moved to Pennslyvania where he later died. Reuben and his sister
Catherine both moved to Kentucky where they both later died. Catherine had
evidently become a widow prior to moving since it is noted that she moved with
Benjamin Runyan was the son of Aaron Runyan and Martha Stout Runyan.
Benjamin was born in 1739 in N.J. and died Feb 7 1830 in Hamilton, Ohio.
He married Rebecca Barton January 21, 1764. Zion Lutheran Church, Oldwick,
The children born to Benjamin Runyan and Rebecca Barton Runyan:
Noah Runyan , son of Benjamin 1st., and Rebecca Barton Runyan was
born 1777 in Somerset County New Jersey.
Noah Runyan married Catharine LaBoyteaux in 1798, Somerset, New
Catharine LaBoyteaux was born 1783, Raritan, Middlesex, NJ.
Noah died Sept. 11 1839 and Catharine died 9 Sep 1855.
Both died in Henry County, Indiana and are buried in Batson Cemtery.
Noah and Catharine had the following children:
Benjamin Runyan ,son of Benjamin Runyan 1st., and Rebecca
Barton Runyan was born in New Jersey in 1766.
Benjamin and wife Ann Runyan had the following chidlren:
|Benjamin Runyan is the next in line in my families direct descendants, but I have included
his brother Noah because Noah moved his family here to Henry County as well. They all
lived near each other and worked together in the saw mill of Millville, as painters,
coopers, plow-makers and blacksmiths and they often traveled together back and forth
from Hamilton County, Ohio for work.
In many family tree records I have found in my research , it is unclear whether Benjamin
or Noah is the father of Noah (1803), but I've decided that Noah (1803) is the son of
Benjamin and not Noah (1777), through looking at the very early census's and counting
children and their ages. Either way , they are a family who worked, lived,struggled and
enjoyed live together.
Noah Runyan was born in 1803 in New Jersey. He was the son of either Benjamin Runyan Jr or Noah Runyan, (Both were sons of Benjamin Runyan Sr.,and Rebecca
Barton Runyan). Records indicate both sons had a son named Noah born in 1803.
Noah married Anna Barnes (1812-1894). Anna Barnes was from Colerain,Ohio.
Noah and Anna are shown as living in Millville, Indiana in the 1870 census.
Noah and Anna had the following children:
Abraham Runyan was the son of Noah Runyan and Anna Barnes Runyan.
Abe was born in 1829 in Colerain, Ohio. He married first Annie Margaret Kissel on July 13,1855. Annie was the daughter of Frederick and
Sarah Kissel. Annie died June 4, 1872. (Sarah Kissel buried at Batson Cemetery).
Second wife: Married Rebecca Dinkins on Sept. 17, 1876 . (Rebecca buried at Batson Cemetery).
Abe Runyan was a Civil War veteran from the 84th Indiana Infantry. He was a musician, a fifer.
Abe and Annie Margaret Kissel Runyan had the following Children:
Abe and second wife Rebecca Dinkins Runyan had the following children:
Sarah Francis Runyan was the daughter of Abraham Runyan and Annie Margaret Kissel Runyan. Sarah was born Oct 17, 1865 in New Castle/Millville, Indiana.
Sarah married William Isaac Dinkins (1861-1941), son of John Dinkins from Yadkinville, North Carolina and wife Elizabeth Caroline Adams Dinkins (from Virginia).
Sarah Francis Runyan Dinkins and William Isaac Dinkins had the following children:
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|Over 75 Runyan descendants are
buried at Batson Cemetery in Henry
County, Indiana. This Cemetery was
established in 1832 and was added
to the Historical Cemetery list in
One of the first Runyan's to move to
Henry County, Indiana was Noah
The year is uncertain but we know
that his son Thomas Runyan was
here in in 1831*.
Noah died here (Millville, Indiana)
and was buried in Batson Cemetery
*From the History of Henry County,
Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State
Publishing Co. 1884.
Page 735 and 736.
Gladys S. Dinkins was the 5th born child of William Isaac Dinkins and Sarah Francis Runyan Dinkins. Born August 10, 1889 in Millvile Indiana.
Gladys married Harold Obediah Orr, son of Frank Orr and Cora Maddy Orr on September 24, 1921. Harold Orr was born March 12, 1898 in Cadiz,
Indiana. Harold Obediah Orr died June 8, 1961. Gladys died February 21, 1968. They are buried at Batson Cemetery in Liberty Township, Henry
County, Indiana. Harold and Gladys lived in : New Castle, Greensboro, Straugh, Millville and Brown County, Indiana. They're residence at death
was 1351 "G" Avenue, new Castle, Indiana.
Harold and Gladys had eight children:
|License of Marriage for Vincent
Runyan and Anne Boutcher
Click photo to enlarge.
|The Runyon Family Cemetery is
located on Centennial Ave. at the
intersection of Possumtown Rd. in
closed in family cemetery from the
road passing by. It is located next to
the Chanel Building . Vincent
Rongnion is buried here.
MORE RUNYAN PHOTOS HERE
|Zion Lutheran Church in Oldwick, New
Jersey where Benjamin and Rebecca
Barton Runyan were married January