Hiram A Runnels

17 June 1817–19 March 1877 (Age 59)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Hiram A

When Hiram A Runnels was born on 17 June 1817, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Harden D. Runnels, was 28 and his mother, Martha Burch Darden, was 32. He married Mary E O'Neal on 21 December 1847. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 19 March 1877, in Bowie, Texas, United States, at the age of 59.

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Hiram A Runnels
Mary E O'Neal
Marriage: 21 December 1847
Hardin D. Runnels
Martha Keturah Runnels
W. Wynn Runnels
Mississippi Madison Runnel
Howell Richard Runnels
Fanny ONeal Runnels
Mary May Runnels
Henry H. Runnels

Spouse and Children


    Mary E O'Neal


21 December 1847


    Hardin D. Runnels


    Martha Keturah Runnels


    W. Wynn Runnels


    Mississippi Madison Runnel


    Howell Richard Runnels


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · The Treaty of Doak's Stand 

Age 3

The Treaty of Doak’s Stand was a treaty with the Choctaw which makes up the majority of Mississippi. It made it so the Choctaw had to give up one-half of their remaining homeland. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 19

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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 (3)

  • H ? Runnells, "United States Census, 1850"
  • H A Runnels in entry for William Wildie Runnels, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Hiram Runnells in entry for May Helms, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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