Owen Runnells

1752–29 February 1776 (Age 24)
Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Owen

Owen Runnells was born in 1752, in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States. He married Susanna Whitney on 23 July 1774. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1776. He died on 29 February 1776, at the age of 24.

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Owen Runnells
Susanna Whitney
Marriage: 23 July 1774
Molly Runnels

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World Events (3)

Age 8
Historical Boundaries: 1760: Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States
Age 24
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 24
"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): probably a variant of Rundell .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (10)

  • Owen Brunnels in entry for Molly Brunnels, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Owen Runnels in entry for Molley Runnels, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Owen Runnels, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"

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