Margaret Runyan

about 1792–
New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Runyan was born about 1792, in New Jersey, United States, her father, Philip Runyon, was 47 and her mother, Elsie Coriell, was 28.

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1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
Age 2
The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 8
While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
Age 12
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.

Name Meaning

Possibly also Irish: variant of Runyon 2. This surname is virtually non-existing in Ireland and Britain.Variant of Runyon 1, a surname of French origin.

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

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Sources (2)

  • The Runyon Family compiled by Doris L. (Coriell) Horvath
  • New Jersey, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1739-1991: Petition of the heirs of Phillip Runyon for a division of his estate, circa 1802

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