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Descendants of Isaac Runyon

Generation No. 2

2. ADAM5 RUNYON (ISAAC4, JOSEPH3 RUNYAN, THOMAS2, VINCENT1 RONGNION) was born May 04, 1755 in Maryland. He married ELIZABETH DAVIS. She was born Abt. 1770, and died Aft. 1870.

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Nettie Weaver ( has a copy of Adrian Hageman's last Will and Testament dated December 2, 1773 which provides for his two grandsons John Runnion and Adrean Runnion, but does not name Adam Runyon. Based upon that Will and the fact that Adam did not serve in the same military unit during the Revolutionary war as Isaac & John Runyon, she concludes that Adam is not a son of Isaac Runyon. Further, Nettie Weaver speculates that Adam may be a brother of Isaac sence there is only 17 years between their births.

On page 87 of "RUNYON GENEALOGY" by Robert and Amos Runyon 1955 they said "The relationship of John and Adam has never been determined, but a family connection is apparent." They noted that "While Adam was living in Stokes County, John Runyon was living in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Apparently John moved soon after 1790 to Tazewell County, where he is listed in the personal tax rolls. About the time that Adam emigrated to Pigeon Creek, John and his family came to Pond Creek, which is now in Pike County, Kentucky. Pond Creek is not far from Pigeon Creek."

By 1962 Robert Runyon had established in "SUPPLEMENT TO RUNYON GENEALOGY" that John and Adam were brothers, and that Adam Runyon was listed on the tax rolls of Tazewell County, Virginia for the years 1806 and 1811. On page 200, Robert reported that Adam Runyon's pension application No. R 9082, Scioto County, Ohio dated August 5, 1836 contained the following information...

"Adam Runyon was born May 4, 1755 in Maryland. He came with his parents to Rockbridge County, Virginia perhaps about 1778 or 1779. From there they soon removed to Botetourt County, Virginia. He enlisted in the Virginia Militia and made a tour to North Carolina. His residence was in Botetourt County, Virginia until about 1804 when he removed to Tazewell County. He lived about five or more years in Tazewell County and then he removed to Pigeon Creek, now in Mingo County, West Virginia. He lived on the waters of Pigeon Creek until April 15th or 16th 1835, then went to Scioto County, Ohio to reside."

Adam Runyon made application for a pension in Scioto County, Ohio in 1836. His descendants say that he later returned to Pigeon Creek, where he died and is buried.

From "Archives of The Pioneers of Tazewell County, Virginia" by Netti Schreiner-Yantis, Page 211

"Adam Runyon - Virginia

Applied for pension 05 August 1836 while a
resident of Scioto County, Ohio. Age 81 years.
Enlisted September 1777 in Botetourt County,
Virginia under, he thinks, Lt. James Johnson.
Marched to Hillsborough, North Carolina, Ranson's
Mill, was in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse,
Battle of King's Mountain, and Yorktown. Born in
Maryland and when very young was brought to
Rockbridge County, Virginia by his parents where
he lived until he enlisted. After service, he
lived in Botetourt County for 15 years, then
Tazewell County for about 4 years, then Cabell
County until 16 April 1835/6 when he moved to
Scioto County. He had applied for a pension about
9 years ago at which time Polly Demsey had made
an affidavit in which she said she saw him enlist
and march off. The affidavit was made in Logan

Children of A
10. i.   ADAM6 RUNYON, JR., b. Abt. 1800, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1895, Martin County, Kentucky.
11. ii.   ALEXANDER RUNYON, b. Abt. 1808, Virginia; d. 1880, Pigeon Creek, West Virginia.
12. iii.   WILLIAM RUNYON, b. 1814, Logan County, West Virginia.
13. iv.   JOHN A. RUNYON, b. Abt. 1818; d. Aft. 1857.
14. v.   JAMES M. RUNYON, b. Abt. 1823, Cabell County.
  vii.   ANNA RUNYON.

3. JOHN5 RUNYON (ISAAC4, JOSEPH3 RUNYAN, THOMAS2, VINCENT1 RONGNION) was born Abt. 1761 in Maryland, and died Aft. 1840 in Pike County, Kentucky. He married ELIZABETH (BETSY) RUNNER, daughter of ADAM RUNNER.

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Robert and Amos Runyan in RUNYON GENEALOGY 1955 listed that the name of John's wife was unknown but there was a tradition that her name was Betsy Raemer (spelling uncertain). Many published family trees list that name for John's wife.

The 1962 Supplement to RUNYON GENEALOGY by Robert Runyon states "John Runyan must have married in Montgomery County, Virginia, Where he was living, in or about 1786. The descendants of John Runyon say that his wife's name was Elizabeth." He further stated that the index for the records of Montgomery County, Virginia - Court Records 1776 - 1799 list the name of Elizabeth Runyon (spelled Runion) , but the actual documents have not been found. This suggests that John's Wife was named Elizabeth. According to Robert Runyon, census records indicate that Elizabeth was a few years older than John.

The book EARLY ADVENTURES OF THE WESTERN WATERS, VOL II, by Mary Kegley page 397 discusses Adam Runner living in Draper's Valley as early as 1786, on 230 acres of land on Mack's Run. (Montgomery County Deed Book A, P 402) The children of Adam Runner were mentioned in a lawsuit in Wythe County Superior Court Chancery Pleas which included "Elizabeth who Married John Runyan". (Lawsuit Smith v. Fugate. Wythe County Superior Court Chancery Pleas, Bk 5, beginning P. 669, Montgomery county Marriages.).

John was born in Maryland circa 1761 and died after 1840 at his son Adron's home in Pike County, Kentucky. Montgomery County Tax rolls list John and his father Isaac from 1782 - 1794, thereafter they moved to Wythe County for the years 1796 and 1797. John returned to Montgomery county by 1799. From 1800 - 1809 John was listed on tax rolls for Bluestone Creek, Virginia which became part of Tazewell County. John moved to Pond Creek, Floyd County, Kentucky circa 1820.
Children of J
15. i.   ANNE6 RUNYON, b. 1790, Tazwwell, VA; d. 1844, Benton County, MO.
16. ii.   NANCY RUNYON.
17. iii.   HENRY RUNYON, b. 1788, Montgomery County, Virginia; d. September 11, 1859, Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky.
  iv.   CHARITY RUNYON, b. Abt. 1792; d. August 25, 1838.
Charity was an invalid, probably from birth. She is buried in the Pond Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

As recorded in Pike County, Kentucky, Circuit Court Order Book Number 1, page 2, July Term, July 1822, an order was entered, which stated that Charity Runyon, daughter of John was 30 years of age and appointed John Runyon, her father, as a committee to care for Charity. Pike County Circuit Book "A", page 81, May Term of Court, 1835 refers to Charity Runyon as being in care of Thomas Owens, and on page 134 of the same book she is placed in the household of her brother, Adron. She remained with Adron until her death.

18. v.   SUSANNAH RUNYON, b. 1797, Virginia; d. August 10, 1852, Pike County, Kentucky.
19. vi.   ADRON RUNYON, b. June 14, 1801, Tazewell County, Virginia; d. July 14, 1859, Pond Creek, Pike County, Kentucky.

4. MASSIE5 RUNYON (ISAAC4, JOSEPH3 RUNYAN, THOMAS2, VINCENT1 RONGNION)1 was born Abt. 1768 in Maryland. She married JOHN MASONER1 July 01, 1789 in Rev. Edward Morgan, Minister1.

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John Masoner is on a muster roll dated March 24, 1781, issued by Captain Frederick Edwards. John Masoner served in Captain Frederick Edwards Virginia Militia of Montgomery County with Isaac Runyon and Isaac's son John.

John Masoner lived in Montgomery County until about 1800, then moved to Greene County, Tennessee, and later to Rhea and Meigs Counties, TN.

More About J
Marriage: July 01, 1789, Rev. Edward Morgan, Minister1
Children of M
20. i.   ISAAC6 MASONER, b. 1797, Virginia.
  iii.   PRUDENCE MASONER2, b. April 29, 1802, Greene County, Tennessee2; d. July 11, 18772; m. THOMAS H. HARP2, 1821, Tennessee2.
Marriage: 1821, Tennessee2

  iv.   JOHN MASONER2.

5. MARY5 RUNYON (ISAAC4, JOSEPH3 RUNYAN, THOMAS2, VINCENT1 RONGNION) was born May 04, 1769 in Maryland, and died Aft. 1850 in Grainger County, Tennessee. She married (1) WILLIAM BRABSTON August 10, 1788. He died February 09, 1801. She married (2) PETER MAY March 03, 1804 in Wythe County, Virginia. He died March 14, 1846.

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Marriage: August 10, 1788

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Marriage: March 03, 1804, Wythe County, Virginia
Children of M
  i.   ISABEL SCOT6 BRABSTON, b. May 07, 1789.
  ii.   WILLIAM BUCKHANNON BRABSTON, b. January 28, 1794.
  iii.   VINSTON BRABSTON, b. April 11, 1795.
  iv.   JOHN BRABSTON, b. April 06, 1799.

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