Our Runyan's from France, New
Jersey, Steuben Co., NY and Jennings Co., IN
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Descendants of Vincent Rongnion
Generation No. 1
1. VINCENT1 RONGNION was born Abt. 1645 in Poitou, France, and died November
13, 1713 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., NJ. He married ANN BOUCHER July
17, 1668 in Trenton, NJ, daughter of JOHN BOUCHER and ANNE ???. Anne was born Abt. 1650 in HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND, and
died Bet. 1723 - 1725 in PISCATAWAY, MIDDLESEX CO, NJ.
Notes for VINCENT RONGNION:
Mary Ann Runyon is the gateway individual for me to the Runyon family. She is descended
from two differnet sons of Vincent, his son Peter AND his son Vincent (jr.) The forty-one
ancestors, siblings and other members of her extended family (excluding her descendants)
that I have listed here have been compiled from the work of other researchers. Other than
initially connecting to this family, only a small portion of the ORIGINAL research was
done by me, so I only abstracted my direct line from the work of others. At some point in
time I may attempt to investigate this line for myself but there are SO MANY GOOD
researchers who have done work on this line that I am a babe in the woods here by
Their have been and still are SO MANY researchers working on this family and it is
generally hard to tell where one person's research ends and another ones begins! The
researchers whose work I consulted the most on MY LINE are: Robert Runyon ( WFT Vol 24
Tree 2231), Geri Halstead ("Up the Runyon Tree"), Harmon Clark ("Runyon
Reports" to the rootsweb Runyon Family mailist), and Tom Runyon. Harmon Clark and
Geri Halstead are very very highly respected runyon family researchers who have been
working on the entire Runyon family for decades. Robert Runyon, the compiler of WFT 24
Tree 2231, has done considerable research. His sources are included in the "notes'
sections for each individual instead of in the standard "source" sections. I am
impressed by the accuracy that I see in this work (with what little I really know about ].
Tom Runyon has worked very hard to compile and share and sift through all ot the data that
has been previously compiled on this line. Rather than repeat their work, which I could
never equal in an entire lifetime, I have tried to quote it accurately, respect it, source
it, and pass it on to you, my fellow descendants and researchers. If you are looking for
more information on Runyons I suggest that you trying contacting these very able
researchers through the Runyon Family maillist at rootsweb.com. If you see any
glaring mistakes in my work, please let me know.
VINCENT and ANN BOUCHER RUNYON
It has been proven by Runyon researchers that Vincent Runyon and Ann Boucher were
founder's of most, and many believe all, of the Runyon family in America. Vincent was a
French Hugeunot from Poitou France and Ann's family was from England. Many believe that
Ann's family too had French roots, but this is a point of discusssion amongst researchers.
The first reference to Vincent in America is in 1668, in a 'marriage license' given by
Philip Carteret, the young Governor of East Jersey. The document is on file in the office
of Secretary of State of New Jersey, at Trenton and reads as follows Source
"To any of the Justices of the Peace or Ministers of the Province of New Jersey:
Whereas I have received information of a mutual agreement between Vincent Rongnion, of
Portiers, in France, and Ann Boutcher, the daughter of John Boutcher, of Hartford, in
England, to solemnize marriage together, for which they have requested my lycense, and
there appearing no lawful impediment for the obstruction thereof, these are to require you
or eyther of you, to joyne the said Vincent Rongnion and Ann Boutcher in matrimony, and
them to pronounce man and wife, and to make record thereof, according to the laws in that
behalf provided, for the doing whereof this shall be to you or eyther of you a sufficient
warrant. Given under my hand and seal of the Province, the 28th day of June, 1668, and the
20th year of the raigne of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second, of England, Scotland and
Ireland, kind, defender of the faith, etc.
(signed) Ph. Carteret
This couple were joyned in matrimony by me the 17th of July, 1668.
(signed) James Bolton ...".
This seems to be the most readily accepted list of the
Children of VINCENT RONGNION and ANN BOUCHER:
||VINCENT2 RUNYON, b. Abt. 1670, ELIZABETHTOWN, PISCATAWAY CO, NJ; d. March
1723/24, PISCATAWAY, MIDDLESEX CO, NJ.
b. July 01, 1680, PISCATAWAY, MIDDLESEX CO, NJ; d. October 1783, AMBROSE PARK, PISCATAWAY
||JOHN RUNYON, b.
||ANN RUNYON, b.
||THOMAS RUNYON, b.
||MARY RUNYON, b.
July 02, 1677.
||JANE RUNYON, b.
January 19, 1682/83.
||SARAH RUNYON, b.
October 30, 1686.
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