Absolom Runyon

Absolom Runyon

Birth
Garrard County, Kentucky, USA
Death unknown
Texas, USA
Burial Joshua, Johnson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 146496519 · View Source
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The enigmatic Absolom Runyon was born in Garrard County, Kentucky about 1843. His mother died when he was a toddler and he was raised by his father and step-mother who migrated to Dallas County, Texas when he was still a young boy.

He was the second husband of Margaret Hudson, widow of George Jackson. Absolom's marriage to Margaret is thought to have taken place September 1866 in Johnson County, Tx but no record of their marriage survives.

Absolom raised Margaret's two little girls and fathered six more:
William Asa Runyon
James Andrew Runyon
Silas Baxter Runyon (named after his grandfather)
Etna Florence Runyon
Samuel Houston Runyon
Ada Blanche Runyon

None of his natural-born children had reached their teens before Absolom died between 1876 and June 1880 (some say in 1878 in Dallas but no proof, or reason for his untimely death, has been found. One family legend says he was killed by Indians near Cresson, Tx).

A search of the cemetery in 1998 revealed no marker for Absolom.

Note: Absolom's middle name may begin with the initial G. (according to military records) but is not "Green" - that is the name of his future grandson's wife's family and the mistake has been perpetuated.

No stone found during a search in 1998


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  • Created by: Enjay
  • Added: 15 May 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 146496519
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Absolom Runyon (1843–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 146496519, citing Caddo Cemetery, Joshua, Johnson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Enjay (contributor 48738760) .