Daniel Runyon

29 August 1750–24 December 1815 (Age 65)
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Daniel

When Daniel Runyon was born on 29 August 1750, in Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Benjamin Runyon, was 20 and his mother, Martha Anna Van Court, was 20. He married Ann Lenox in 1772, in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 24 December 1815, in Mays Lick, Mason, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Mays Lick, Mason, Kentucky, United States.

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Daniel Runyon
Rachel Morris
Marriage: about 1785
child Runyun
Peter Runyon
Benjamin Runyon
Rachel Runyon
Daniel Runyon
James Morris Runyan
Asa Randolph Runyon I
Sarah M Runyon
twin to Sarah died after birth

Spouse and Children


    Rachel Morris


about 1785
New Jersey, United States


    child Runyun


    Daniel Runyon


    James Morris Runyan



    Asa Randolph Runyon I


+4 More Children

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+7 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 25

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 26

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1787 · New Jersey Plan

Age 37

"Also referred to as the Small State Plan, the New Jersey Plan was an important piece of legislation that William Paterson presented during the Constitutional Convention. The plan was created because states with smaller populations were concerned about their representation in the United States government. The New Jersey plan proposed, among other things, that each state would have one equal vote. This was in contrast to the Virginia Plan, which suggested that appointment for Congress should be proportional to state population. The Connecticut Compromise merged the two plans, allowing for two ""houses"" of congress: one with proportional representation, and the other with equal power from each state (as the New Jersey Plan had suggested)."

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rúnaidhin, from a diminutive of the personal name Ruanaidh ( see Rooney ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Daniel Runyon in entry for Shadrach Northcut and Ruth Runnyan Or Runyon, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"
  • Daniel Runyon in entry for Elias Anderson and Sally M. Runyon, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Daniel Runyon - Government record: Census record: birth: 29 August 1750; Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

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