Person:Thomas Runyon (5)

  • HThomas Runyon1675 - 1753
  • WMartha Dunn1681 - 1738
m. 1698
  1. Joseph RunyonEst 1704 to 1714 - 1780
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Runyon
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1675 Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
Marriage 1698 Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United Statesto Martha Dunn
Death[1] Apr 1753 Hopewell, Hunterdon, New Jersey
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    Thomas Runyon
    b: ~1673 - Elizabethtown, New Jersey Prov.
    d: Mar-Apr/1753 - Hopewell Twp., Hunterdon, Co., NJ
    Father: Vincent Rongnion
    Mother: Ann Boutcher

    Spouse: Martha Dunn
    m: 1698/1699

    Child-1: Catherine - b: ~1700 - Hopewell Twp., Burlington Co., West Jersey Prov.
    d: ~1768 - Maidenhead Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ
    m: Cornelius Anderson
    2: Vincent
    3: Thomas, Jr.- b: ~1702 - Hopewell Twp., Burlington Co., West Jersey Prov.
    d: 1770 - NJ
    m: Elizabeth Woolverton
    4: Joseph
    5: Martha
    6: Anne - b: ~1707 - NJ
    7: Aaron - b: ~1708 - Hopewell Twp., Burlington Co., NJ
    d: ~1791 - Hopewell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ
    m: Sarah Stout
    8: Ephraim - b: ~1710 - NJ
    d: 1772 - Hopewell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ
    m: Sarah Houghton
    9: John - b: ~1708 - Hopewell Twp., Burlington Co., NJ
    10: Samuel
    11: Benjamin - b: ~1717 - NJ
    d: 1749
    12: Elizabeth - b: ~1719 - NJ
    m: Josiah Furman
    13: Reuben - b: ~1721 - NJ
    m: Mary Gordon - 24/Dec/1767

    Biographical Details:

    Thomas Runyon was a son of Vincent Rongnion (Runyon), the Huguenot immigrant, and was born about 1673 in the Province of New Jersey, which the English had taken from the Dutch in 1664 as a part of New Netherland.1 (Nevertheless, the Dutch temporarily recovered New Netherland, including New Jersey, in 1673 until on February 9, 1673 (1674 N. S.) under the Treaty of Westminster, all Dutch territory in North America was permanently ceded to the English.) It is reasonably certain that Thomas Runyon married Martha Dunn about 1698, probably in Piscataway, Middlesex County, East Jersey Province. Even so, on March 18, 1698 (1699 N. S.), Thomas and his brother, John, with a number of others, signed a deed to provide for a church, cemetery, and school in Maidenhead and Hopewell Townships in Burlington County in the West Jersey Province.2 Indeed, by 1700 Thomas and Martha Runyon had evidently moved to Hopewell Township and on March 12, 1712 (1713 N. S.), they reportedly purchased one hundred and fifty acres of land from Daniel Coxe for fifty pounds. This parcel lay along Titus Mill Road just below the village of Hopewell and was described in the deed as being next to William Hixson, by Stoney Brook, and next to Captain Hunt. The deed was witnessed by J. Basse, Edward Kemp, and Alex Lockhart. Subsequently, at a town meeting for Hopewell Township held on March 11, 1728 (1729 N. S.), Thomas Rugnion (Runyon) was elected as one of the overseers of Rodgers Road. Likewise, on October 31, 1732, a town meeting was held at the house of Thomas Runion (Runyon) at which it was decided to levy sixteen pounds for relief of the poor and to direct Thomas Reed and Joseph Reeder to erect a public pound during the following month of November. Concomitantly, on March 4, 1732 (1733 N. S.), Thomas Runyon was listed as one of the debtors to the estate of John Severns. Moreover, it is known that Thomas and Martha Runyon were members of the Old School Baptist Church both having joined by 1730. Thomas made his will on October 30, 1738; however, the will was not proved until April 16, 1753, which suggests that he survived until that year.