Silas Baxter Runyon

Birth
Madison County, Kentucky, USA
Death 1857 (aged 49–50)
Texas, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Likely buried on his land in Dallas County
Memorial ID 157487850 · View Source
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Son of Martin Runyon and Patience Baxter, Silas arrived with his parents at the Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky at age 6, along with many extended family members including his grandparents Phineas and Charity Runyon.

At age 15, Silas was the first of the Runyon children to depart Pleasant Hill and the Shaker lifestyle and "Go into the World."

He married Rebecca Tye July 18, 1825 (a typo has perpetuated the 1829 myth) in Whitley Co., KY. After Rebecca's death at their property in Garrard County, KY, Silas moved with their sons - Jefferson Runyon, Silas Samson Runyon, George Runyon, and Absolom Runyon - and his second wife (Cynthia Ann Cornelius, married November 19, 1846 in Garrard Co.) to Texas, near Dallas. Silas and Cynthia had two boys of their own: John Runyon, and Silas Burk Runyon.

Cynthia (sometimes "Sintha") later married E.M. Cleavinger after Silas' death in late 1856/early 1857.

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Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979 for Silas B. Runyon
Groom's Name: Silas B. Runyon
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Bride's Name: Cynthia Ann Cornelius
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Marriage Date: 19 Nov 1846
Marriage Place: Garrard County, Kentucky
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01079-7
System Origin: Kentucky-EASy
Source Film Number: 183256
Reference Number: 746 p39


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  • Created by: Enjay
  • Added: 26 Jan 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 157487850
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Silas Baxter Runyon (22 Nov 1807–1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 157487850, ; Maintained by Enjay (contributor 48738760) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Likely buried on his land in Dallas County.